China Compares Hong Kong Protesters to Islamic State

China’s Global Times state newspaper ran a column Thursday urging a ban on wearing masks at protests, comparing the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters’ preference for wearing black and carrying gas masks to protect from tear gas to the aesthetic of the Islamic State.

Protesters stand on improvised barricades after a march against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on July 21, 2019. - Masked protesters threw eggs at China's office in Hong Kong on July 21 following another massive rally, focusing anger towards the embodiment of Beijing's rule with no end in …

Terrorism Conviction Overturned for Islamic State Recruit Who Plotted to Murder Pamela Geller

A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of 30-year-old David Daoud Wright for supporting a terrorist organization on the grounds that Wright’s trial judge did not give proper instructions to the jury. Wright’s conviction pertained to his participation in plots to kill police officers, overthrow the U.S. government, and behead blogger Pamela Geller at the behest of the Islamic State (ISIS).

David Wright, 28, was convicted of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group on Wednesday

U.N. Warns Cash-Rich Islamic State Still a Global Terror Threat

The Islamic State terror group might have taken a beating in Iraq and Syria but it remains a global threat with up to $300 million in its coffers, U.N. counterterrorism officials warned Tuesday. Europe has been targeted for specific threats given the large numbers of former fighters looking to join refugees who continue to flood across the E.U.’s open, porous borders.

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