terrorist plot

ibtimes.co.uk
Neo-Nazi lone-wolf attacks in Europe are more deadly than Isis-inspired terrorist plots
Britain tops European table for the number of far-right attacks or plots over the past 15 years.

This won’t be a surprise to anyone who follows this blog on the regular, but in Europe you are 5x more likely to die at the hand of a neo-Nazi terrorist than you are to die at the hands of a religious extremist of any kind.

This is actually worse than in the U.S., where neo-Nazi terror attacks kill twice as many people as “Muslim” terror attacks.

If anyone ever questions the threat posed by racist extremists or wonders why we do everything we can to stop them, this is the article to make them read & ponder. 

vanityfair.com
Sherlock Season 4 Will Be “Big, Chewy,” and Darker than Ever
Co-creator and star Mark Gatiss previews the next installment of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s detective juggernaut.
By Darryn King

In Season 4 of Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch’s dashing detective comes up against a new, never-before-encountered adversary. After having outwitted several criminal masterminds, infiltrated a Chinese smuggling ring, uncovered a military conspiracy, foiled a terrorist plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and faked his own death, it may be his greatest challenge yet—a baby.

“It’s not Two Men, One Woman and a Baby,” series co-creator Mark Gatiss says of the arrival of John and Mary Watson’s child. “But we do have fun with it. The notion of Sherlock having to be around a baby is just funny and intriguing. Because he would approach it like a case. He would probably read up on it and think, I can do this. But babies aren’t logical.”

Gatiss adds: “But it’s not suddenly some sort of rom com.” He pauses for a moment. “That’s Episode 2.”

That’s a joke—although the creators of Sherlock aren’t averse to barefaced deception. Speaking to Vanity Fair last year in the lead-up to the Sherlock Christmas special, “The Abominable Bride,” Gatiss and fellow show-runner Steven Moffat encouraged the assumption that the episode, set in 19th-century London, was a one-off, stand-alone affair, separate from the series proper.

The truth was slightly more complicated. Much of “The Abominable Bride” turned out to be taking place in Sherlock’s drug-induced imagination, and the “stand-alone special” in fact stood very much alongside the “regular” episodes. It was an elaborate hoax culminating in a meta-twist worthy of a show about fiction’s most celebrated sleuth.

“We lied to you,” Gatiss admits, more gleeful than apologetic.

It helps that Gatiss has the sincere-seeming “soft, precise fashion of speech” originally ascribed to the criminal mastermind Moriarty. A certain amount of cunning comes with the territory: perhaps inevitably for a show awhirl with ingenious riddles and mysteries, Sherlock has inspired a following of would-be detectives obsessed with picking up clues and unraveling the show’s secrets.

Gatiss, who also stars on the show as Sherlock’s brainier brother Mycroft, is determined not only to outwit the Sherlock sleuths, but to also confound the expectations of those who know the old stories. “It’s such a spoilery age,” he says. “People demand things all the time. But, genuinely, if you gave it to them, they’d be disappointed. It’s so wonderful if you can maintain it. It’s marvelous to keep your secrets.”

Among the mysteries fans are currently salivating over is the hinted existence of a third Holmes sibling, possibly named Sherrinford (Gatiss: “Well. We’ll see. The clues are there …”), and the nature of the posthumous return of Sherlock’s arch-nemesis. (“Moriarty is dead,” Gatiss insists, adding, “More importantly, Sherlock knows exactly what he’s going to do next.”)

Spoilers aside, there’ll be the usual astonishments in store in Sherlock Season 4, whose three 90-minute episodes—“The Six Thatchers,” “The Lying Detective,” and “The Final Problem”—will air weekly in the U.S. from January 1 on Masterpiece on PBS. The last episode lifts its title from the original story in which the Sherlock Holmes character was killed off, plummeting off the Reichenbach Falls; the earliest promotional image for the season was of a violin with one of its strings broken.

What’s certain is that the series will feature a new villain in (played by Toby Jones), whom Gatiss has described as “purest evil.”

“The danger with anyone other than Moriarty is you run the risk of them appearing as a diluted version,” he says. “Thus our other villains are very different: Magnussen was a businessman in the Murdoch vein—not evil as far he’s concerned. Just totally amoral. Culverton Smith is different again—you’ll have to wait and see!—but very much a man of these strange, rootless, dark times. What can you not do if you have power?”

Sherlock interacting with the Watson baby promises to be some light relief from what is shaping up to be a more serious and somber fourth season, one that has an “epic scale.” Cumberbatch has called it, approvingly, “myopically dark.”

“What’s very exciting about these three episodes is to really play the repercussions of the last season,” says Gatiss. “There are lots of things that come to fruition this season which we have been seeding for a while. We knew we were going to get here. And, with the things that we’ve been planning, the darkness was sort of inevitable. They’re not things that could have happened any time, and where we get to is a very different place to where we’ve been before. He said, elliptically.”

Even Sherlock, the self-described high-functioning sociopath, continues to develop and evolve from episode to episode. “Sherlock isn’t the same man as when we first encountered him,” says Gatiss. “Sherlock can never be ‘one of us.’ His appeal lies in his otherness. He says things we can’t, sees things we can’t. But we don’t like him if he’s a total prick. We want to believe he can learn from his mistakes and become better at it. Or at least better at seeming like a human being.”

Gatiss also revealed that the season will revisit and elaborate on scenes from the past. “There’s quite a few things that we have retro-engineered to make us look more clever. It’s like a ridiculous tradition now, having to remount something which we shot two years ago.”

Since the third Sherlock season aired in 2014, Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson, have starred together in the third Hobbit movie, trod the boards in separate Shakespeare stage productions in the U.K., and been conscripted into the Marvel Universe. The three new episodes, Gatiss promises, are worthy of in-demand actors at the apex of their careers. The unique format of the show—long intervals between seasons of three 90-minute episodes each—strongly dictates that there are no “throwaway” or inconsequential episodes.

“If you’re doing movie-length episodes, you can’t just do a ‘story of the week,’ ” says Gatiss. “If we’d done our original plan of six hour-long episodes a season, maybe by now we would have done one where Mrs. Hudson and Lestrade take over for a week, you know—that sort of thing. Because you can. But when you do 90-minute episodes that come out every couple of years, you have to think what you can throw at the characters which makes it a story worth telling.

“Everybody, particularly Benedict and Martin, responded so well to the material,” says Gatiss. “Everyone’s on their top form, and they kind of relished it. This is big, chewy stuff.

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Lesbian Crime Thriller 

Dichen Lachman and Stephanie Beatriz play girlfriends and former NYPD detectives who uncover widespread corruption and a terrorist plot that would throw New York into chaos. Not knowing who they can trust, the lovers go on the run and attempt to warn federal authorities before it’s too late…

Annoying Interruptions [Eggsy Unwin Imagine - Request].

A/N: Hello lovelies, here’s a Eggsy Unwin imagine, based off this anon: 

  • Eggsy imagine, please? You both are sexually frustrated because Merlin and Harry is always interrupting.  

Pairing: Eggsy x Reader.

Part Two. 

Warnings: Uh, there’s nothing explicit, but there is some content that is sexual in nature, nothing detailed. If that’s not your thing, please don’t read and to be sure, please, please, only read if you’re an adult

Rating: M, just to make sure, because I’m paranoid! 

Disclaimer: Nope, I don’t own anyone. All the characters go to their respective owners/creators. 

P.S.:Thank you for requesting and I hope this is all right! :) I’ve checked this over for mistakes and whatnot, but if any have managed to slip through, please forgive me.


Living the life of a spy was a tough business. Dealing with terrorists and plots to destroy the world, was something you had to deal with on many of your missions. You weren’t complaining, but when you actually found some spare time to relax, you’d like to be able to do that freely. If you weren’t on a mission, then you were training, or helping new recruits train and if not doing any of those things, you were busy filing through paperwork and briefing for upcoming missions, or debriefing for past ones. It constantly felt like you were doing something, so when you got back to your room after an exhausting day, you collapsed on your bed, just wanting to fall asleep.

Your boyfriend, Eggsy Unwin, had other ideas. He waltzed into your room unannounced, a breezy, carefree smile on his bright face, his light green-blue eyes sparkling in the evening light.

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If this wasn’t terrorism...

He sat among them for an hour plotting their execution. An hour listening to them pray and hold service and discuss God’s good grace. It did not humanize them in his eyes. He felt no sympathy. He stead fast in his mission and he shot them down. Not only that but he intentionally left one alive so she could tell people what he did and then he made a bomb threat.

If that’s not a textbook definition of “terrorism” then you need a new fucking dictionary.

anonymous asked:

So hang on. A Muslim plots to kill load of people, and is a labelled a terrorist. A Christian plots to burn people in their chosen place of worship, but he's NOT a terrorist? Ok...

White people 😒

anonymous asked:

Oh my God oh my God oh my God! Now I'm sure of it! Carrie is an alien! I mean, it makes sense, right? She resisted Quinn amorous advances... She pretends not to believe him when he's discovering terrorists plots... She is even working with the Alien Queen... the President of the US! It's an alien conspiracy!! And I think Fanny is an alien too.

Hey, look who’s back! Not Laure, it is you, right? I love the alien theory. Resisting Quinn’s amorous advances is not something that a female human being is capable of. So, let’s consider it settled, but what planet did Alien Queen come from? She’s so cool, right? I loved how she used Carrie’s own methods of persuasion on Carrie, talking about blackmailing Dar. 

  As I see it, there are two possibilities here. Either this lady is very intelligent, and realized the word Algebra comes from Arabic, and early work in the field was done in the Middle East, so she uncovered a devious terrorist plot. Or, it’s just another scene in America’s continuing (and willful) decline into ignorance.

  Sadly, I’m pretty sure it’s the latter. :-(

People think the dark web should be shut down. Why that’s an absurd idea.

“The Dark Web.” Sounds scary, right? You’ve probably heard of it, maybe in connection to online drug markets or rumors of terrorist plotting. A sweeping survey of over 24,000 people worldwide by a Canadian think tank shows that 71% of internet users believe the Dark Web “should be shut down.” That actually makes no sense.

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They were in Rome now, not that it was the first time Frank had been to Rome. He told Dean of all the cases he had solved here, with the more recent one being as an undercover archeology student with Joe, how they ran into Nancy and helped solve the case of a poor girl with amnesia and stopped a major terrorist plot from unfolding.

“Nancy chucked that rock at the leader like she was made for baseball pitching,” he said, still incredibly proud. “It was awesome!”

For now, though, Dean had brought Frank to Rome for a vacation and a romantic one at that. Valentine’s Day was fast approaching and the demon wanted to make it special. Sightseeing, dinner by the ocean, seeing the nightlife and what it had to offer… Frank was definitely living the life of a very spoiled pet and he loved it.

He decided to return the favor.

On the morning of the fourteenth, Dean had gone off to get breakfast and Frank readied himself, sprawling over the bed and listening to some music on his computer, so when Dean would return, he would have a nice view to enjoy.

I love airports.
The quick curbside drop-off kisses
like moths bumping together outside of a window;
the satisfaction of selecting ‘No! I am not carrying knives,
aerosols, cocaine, children, explosive liquids, or knitting needles,' 
on the check-in kiosk;
the literal relinquishing of literal baggage to a literal stranger
so all I have to worry about is trusting my life and limb
to someone I have never met as they fly
a metal telescope tube that quickly becomes a kaleidoscope
if we all come crashing down.
It still feels like a trip to the amusement park—
complete with swoopy stomach and crappy security.

Did you know:
the TSA have never foiled a terrorist plot! Not one!
You’d think, at this point, statistically, they’d have had to, but,
at DIA, I have only been asked to go through security once—
every other time, they look at me,
and they run through a mental list of people who are not dangerous—
woman, washed hair, white—
they decide it is safe to assume
that nothing is ticking under my clothes,
that there’s nothing noxious in my bag,
and they stamp me TSA pre-checked:
I fit into the box, so they mark me off.
My color still gets me to the front of the airbus
in 2015 'post-racial’ America.

Flying from Boston to Dallas, walking through the airport with
two other graduate school candidates—
only one of us will be offered an assistantship,
and it is not going to be me—
but in security
the beautiful black tennis player from Wisconsin and
the Hispanic master’s graduate from Oregon,
are held back as I am waved through, and I want to shout:
'We just interviewed at Harvard!’

Those brilliant young people
had nothing hiding in their backpacks
other than resignation to racial micro-aggressions and
twenty-two years of working twice as hard
just to be branded three times as dangerous.

White people are so scared of brown people on white planes,
that they’ve forgotten:
during Nixon’s term, there was an epidemic of hijackings–
over 100 flights were stolen at gunpoint—
(mostly by white Americans).
At the time, airlines fought against security,
so as not to alienate passengers,
but tell that to the TSA, because
it’s been so long since I took off my shoes and jacket,
since I removed liquids and laptops from my bags,
since I was treated with anything other than respect at an airport:
that now all I unpack in security is my own white guilt.

Frequently, when travelling with my lover
I find myself wishing that my white-ness
could pull him to the front of the line,
instead of his black-ness leaving us both at the back of the queue.
It’s a trick of the light:
standing next to me, he must look darker by comparison;
standing next to him, I must look darker by association.

In the TSA’s race-tinted glasses,
9/11 plays on repeat:
the windows blow out with tongues of flame,
screaming metal caves into itself like a swallowed apology,
says, 'never forget…
                                 …how we got here’
says, 'don’t actually remember what came before’
says, 'can’t let even one slip by’
says, 'what about him? He looks suspicious. Next.’

—  Flight 6505 Denver to Tuscon | emryse
More Info on Imperium

It was recently announced that Dan’s next film (after he’s done playing a dead body in Swiss Army Man) will be  Imperium, where he’s set to play an FBI analyst based on Michael German’s experience in the agency. The film is being directed by Daniel Ragussis and he and German co-wrote the screenplay. 

We’ve now managed to find out that the film is also going under another name - Aryan Nation - and that filming is set to begin 14 September 2015 in Richmond, VA. We’ve also got our hands on a pretty detailed summary of the plot which you can read below.

Nate Foster (Radcliffe) is a young, idealistic intelligence analyst for the FBI. Highly educated, and fluent in Arabic after serving in Iraq with the State Department, he’s joined the Bureau to protect the country from another 9/11. But he’s beginning to realize that the “Islamic terrorist plots” he’s busting are often setups overzealous attempts to reassure an anxious public, and meet the latest quotas. So when the FBI discovers a smuggled shipment of Cesium-137 the primary ingredient needed to build a dirty bomb Nate is willing to hear out Angela Zampino, a case agent who’s convinced the plot is the work of white supremacists. She explains their overwhelming history of violence, going back to Oklahoma City, and their obsession with obtaining weapons of mass destruction. But the hardest sell of all is convincing Nate to do the unthinkable to leave his office job behind, and use his superior intelligence and people skills to go undercover, and infiltrate the community. Nate’s quest focuses on an enigmatic radio host named Dallas Wolf, whose apocalyptic broadcasts are bringing together a coalition of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, and racist militias, all in hopes of igniting a “race war” that will cleanse the country and pave the way for a white homeland. But to get to Dallas, Nate has to penetrate an alternate universe that is far deeper and more sophisticated than he ever imagined. As he makes friends and enemies like Gerry Conrad, the warm-hearted suburban father who takes him under his wing, and Roy, the violent skinhead who’s convinced he’s a race traitor Nate discovers a vast American white supremacist subculture. And somewhere inside this labyrinth, like a needle in a haystack, is the hidden terrorist cell that’s building a bomb.

Are you excited about Imperium?

Woah.

Sooo this whole terrorist plot to kill the president situation? Just hit a little close to home. Apparently one of the kids in the group is Chamorro (the native people here in Guam), and if that weren’t close enough to home, he’s also from my best friend’s home town in Washington state! Bizarre. I’m not paying close attention to it, but perhaps I should turn on the news….

The San Bernardino terrorists had been posting on facebook about terrorist plots and plotting since 2011. All this time we had bulk data collection programs and it hasn’t caught them.
I think we can say that NSA surveillance is completely ineffective.

The Reaper and the Wolf// germanshinigamicutie

Naja was in the middle of a mission when his target caught wind of what he was up to and fled. He had been tasked to capture the man and bring him back to the World Salvation Committee Headquarters for questioning about a terrorist plot he was involved in. Naja gave chase after the man, it was easy for him to catch up to the man since he’s half wolf. Naja tackled the man to the ground but didn’t expect the man to fight back. As the two fought, Naja let his animal side take over and slashed the man in the throat, killing him instantly. “Shit..” he mutters when he regains his senses

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I noticed a lot of black people speak in a soft voice or mumble a lot, and I just realized why I often don’t speak or like to speak to people a lot of times. It’s because I’ve always been insecure about my speech and pitch. It’s monotone, rather low and I stutter. I worry people might think I’m st*pid and my nervousness will reveal, and they’ll use that to judge me and attack. A lot of people associate how people talk with intelligence, and I often times talk slow because I’m processing what I’m trying to say. So I often just don’t speak or only give short answers or nod/shake my head.

 A few weeks ago, this guy I was hanging out with told me the reason why he talks softly is because he doesn’t want white people to hear his conversation. That was deep because I thought I was the only one that felt subconscious like that. White people love to eavesdrop because they think we’re plotting a terrorist attack. So it makes sense a lot of black people have adapted to talking softly because of how white people perceive us: loud, violent, ignorant and st*pid. As someone who is disabled and neurodivergent, it especially effects me. I don’t even like to order because I’m afraid the person will look at me like I don’t know what I’m talking about. Talking is very hard to me when I don’t know someone well or I’m overstimulated.

Trump wants to profile Muslims. Here’s how that went the last time.

Donald Trump thinks racially profiling Muslims is a good idea, according to an interview with CBS’ John Dickerson on Face the Nation Sunday. Hey Donald, the NYPD tried it. Their Demographics Unit surveilled Muslim communities in the NY area hoping to suss out terrorist plots between 2003 and 2014. The results were telling.