Katz on Daily Beast

As the world digests the heartbreaking details of last week’s white nationalist terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, we must once more reckon with the same horrid violence we’ve seen from Dylann Roof, Robert Bowers, and others in recent years—the latest reminder in the post 9/11 West that terrorism is not limited to radical jihadists.

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On Wednesday, November 28, Austrian Islamic State (IS/ISIS) fighter Mohamed Mahmoud, known by the alias “Abu Usama al-Gharib,” was announced dead, ending the dark saga of a lifelong ladder-climb to the top of the global jihadi community—and ultimate fall.

Tags: Countries: Austria,Germany,Syria
Groups: Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL)
Western Jihadists: Western Jihadists

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Three years since Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a “caliphate” from the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq, his terrorist group has gone through significant change in terms of its global military and media presence.