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  • Maryam Monsef, Canada's first Afghan cabinet minister, learns she was born in Iran

    09/23/2016 7:05:53 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies
    Toronto Metro ^ | September 22, 2016 | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — A longtime refugee advocate says stories such as that of Liberal MP Maryam Monsef are not uncommon as families fleeing war and violence reconstruct their past in a new land. Monsef, widely touted as Canada's first Afghan-born cabinet minister, caused a stir in the capital Thursday when she issued a statement saying she only recently learned from her mother that she was in fact born in Iran. The 31-year-old minister of democratic institutions says she and her two sisters never held Iranian citizenship and were always considered Afghan citizens, but she was not born in Herat, Afghanistan, "as...
  • Anyone Watching Discovery's Taking Fire?

    09/21/2016 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 9 replies
    Discovery Channel ^ | September 2016 | Discovery Channel
    New TV series about combat in Afghanistan
  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • Revealed: New York bomb suspect's Pakistani links

    09/20/2016 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | PTI
    Investigations have revealed that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the Afghan-born naturalised United States citizen since 2011 and New York and New Jersey bombings suspect, had married a Pakistani woman and had made at least three months-long trips to both Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2014. His Pakistani-origin wife left the US just days before the attacks and authorities are now working with Pakistani and United Arab Emirates officials to get access to her, media reports said on Tuesday. US authorities are working with his wife's home country of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates in order to question the woman about what...
  • New York Names Person Of Interest In Chelsea Bombing: Ahmad Khan Rahami

    09/19/2016 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | September 19, 2016
    Speaking after multiple bombs either exploded or were found in the New York and New Jersey area, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says authorities are seeking Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28. Both the FBI and NYPD want to question Rahami about Saturday night's explosion on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Rahami "should be considered armed and dangerous," according to the FBI. "The important thing is to get this individual quickly and to continue to be strong and vigilant," de Blasio said via Twitter. He urged anyone with knowledge about the case to call 1-800-577-TIPS. Saturday night's blast wounded 29...
  • The Afghan War Quagmire

    09/18/2016 9:19:14 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 September 2016 | The New York Times
    Eight years ago, President Obama pledged to wind down the war in Iraq and redouble efforts to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. “As president, I will make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be,” he said during a campaign speech. “This is a war that we have to win.” Lasting peace, Mr. Obama said, would depend on not only defeating the Taliban but helping “Afghans grow their economy from the bottom up.” He added, “We cannot lose Afghanistan to a future of narco-terrorism.” Now, at the twilight of his presidency, these goals...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Muslim Man And His Sister Attack A Woman, And Her Own Mother Helps Them Behead Her

    09/10/2016 8:16:09 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 09/10/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Afghanistan, alongside her son-in-law and daughter-in-law, beheaded her own daughter. As we read in one Afghan report: ď„Ť The girl named Raihana, from Sheikh Almand village of Ghor province, married a young man last year and moved to Jowand district of Badghis province. Abdul Hai Khatibi, the spokesman for the governor of Ghor said that the girl was killed by her brother-in-law, with help from her mother and sister in-law. Her body had been transferred to the government hospital of Ghor province.He added that security and local officials of Badghis province have been notified to find...
  • White House refuses to OK rescue of American University professors kidnapped by Taliban

    09/10/2016 8:18:56 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Once again U.S. special operations forces attempted to rescue two American University professors kidnapped in Kabul last month. The Mission was unsuccessful because the White House withheld its approval despite Intelligence reports pinpointing the location at which the hostages were being held. The Two professors – one American, the other Australian were kidnapped during the Taliban attack on the American University. Disguised as police, the attackers killed twelve people and likely kidnaped the educators for ransom. After the release of Bergdahl and the ransom payment to Iran, the Taliban or the Haqqani network seized on the opportunity to grab a...
  • Hundreds of refugees under 14 arrive in Germany married

    09/09/2016 5:47:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Sep 2016 16:03 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    There are now 361 children under the age of 14 living in Germany, interior ministry figures show. Most of these children are from countries in the Middle East and eastern Europe. The influx of refugees in 2015 has led to an increase in the number of child marriages, according to the figures. The data collected up to the date of July 31st 2016 shows that 1,475 minors were registered in the government migration office as married, Der Westen (WAZ) reports. […] The largest number of married minors come from Syria, at 664, with 157 coming from Afghanistan, 100 coming from...
  • Sources: US forces mounted unsuccessful mission to rescue kidnapped American U. in Afghanistan profs

    09/08/2016 12:02:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2016 | Lucas Tomlison
    EXCLUSIVE: U.S. special operations forces mounted an unsuccessful mission to rescue two American University of Afghanistan professors kidnapped in Kabul last month -- after an earlier mission was aborted when the White House withheld its approval -- defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. Fox News is told the operation, which took place a few days after their Aug. 7 kidnapping, killed seven enemy fighters. But when the firefight ended, there was no sign of the hostages. One of the hostages is American; the other is Australian. It was not the first attempt by the U.S. military...
  • An airman is being considered for the Medal of Honor

    09/03/2016 7:58:33 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 3, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Air Force is considering upgrading the valor award won by TSgt. John Chapman from an Air Force Cross to a Medal of Honor. A recent review of a drone surveillance video of a 2002 firefight between a US special ops team and Al Qaeda fighters in the mountains of Afghanistan that killed seven Americans is now a focus of controversy. The newly discovered video shows that a Navy SEAL team left the area because its members believed Chapman to have been killed. The video, however, suggests that Chapman was still alive, that he killed two more insurgents and provided...
  • Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’

    09/02/2016 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01 September 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    Last fall, the Navy Department had a controversial disciplinary case before it: Maj. Jason C. Brezler had been asked by Marine colleagues to submit all the information he had about an influential Afghan police chief suspected of abusing children. Brezler sent a classified document in response over an unclassified Yahoo email server, and he self-reported the mistake soon after. But the Marine Corps recommended that he be discharged for mishandling classified material. The Navy Department, which oversees the Marine Corps, had the ability to uphold or overturn the decision. However, rather than just looking at the merits of the case,...
  • US confirms Pakistan's hand in Pathankot airbase attack; gives proof

    08/28/2016 10:54:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, August 29, 2016 | DNA Web Team
    The US investigation has found that the Facebook groups accessed by the friends of JeM handler Kashif Jaan were related to jihad and JeM. Two months after asking Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 2016 Pathankot terrorist attack to justice, the US has now handed over evidence confirming that the attack on Pathankot airbase did in fact come from Pakistan. On January 2, 2016, a heavily armed group attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the India's Western Air Command, killing six Indian security personnel. India blamed Pakistan-based jihadi group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) for orchestrating the brutal assault. According...
  • Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns (Trunc)

    08/24/2016 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies...
  • Afghani Asylum Seeker Arrested for Raping 4-Year-Old Boy In Bathroom Stall

    08/24/2016 3:37:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    The Holsteinischer Courier reports that a 4-year-old boy was raped by a 22-year-old Afghani asylum seeker in a bathroom at a migrant camp in the town of Boostedt, in the nothern German Schleswig-Holsten region. The is the latest in a what has become a long and unending pattern of migrants sexual assaulting women and children throughout Germany and Europe. The Afghani man didn’t even try to hide the abuse, as he put his and the boy’s shoes outside the bathroom door. When the father saw the two pairs of shoes he opened the door and found his son, with his...
  • American University Under Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

    08/24/2016 9:26:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    ABC ^ | 24 Aug 2016 | Michael Edison Hayden
    The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under assault, while security forces exchange gunfire with the attackers. The number of students and professors inside are unknown, as is the identity of the attackers. The U.S. State Department this morning acknowledged reports of the attack on an official Twitter account. "Reports of attack on American University in Kabul. Exercise caution, avoid unnecessary movement in the area & monitor news for updates," the agency said. Massoud Hossaini, a photographer for The Associated Press, tweeted that he is trapped inside. “Help we are stuck inside AUAF and shooting flollowed [sic] by Explo...
  • Gunmen Storm American University In Afghanistan: Explosions, Gunfire Ongoing

    08/24/2016 8:26:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Gunmen have stormed American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday night as witnesses said they heard gunfire and explosions ringing out. According to media reports, the attackers have infiltrated the educational institution. Teachers and hundreds of students are said to be sheltering inside the building.
  • Next Benghazi - Concerns About The Situation In Afghanistan -Rise Of Islamic Extremism -(video)

    08/17/2016 8:23:45 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    You tube ^ | August 17 2016 | You tube
    The Next Benghazi - Concerns About The Situation In Afghanistan - Benghazi 2.0 Brian interviews Sara Carter (Circa News) who has discovered there is no security plan. Military contractors say state dept does not have a plan to evacuate civilians and contractors. The state dept, according to law, is supposed to have a plan.
  • Arrested Afghan cleric defends marriage to six-year-old girl, saying she was a 'religious offering'

    08/07/2016 10:15:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said on Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country. Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her parents gave him the girl as a "religious offering", officials said. But they cited the family of the girl, believed to be in shock, as saying that she was abducted from western Herat province, bordering Iran. "This girl does not speak, but repeats only one thing: 'I am afraid of this...
  • Newly released US drone policy explains how targets can be chosen

    08/07/2016 4:34:59 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2016 | Kevin Bohn
    The policy document, known as the President Policy Guidance, or PPG, says counterterrorism operations, including lethal action against designated terrorist targets, "shall be discriminating and precise as reasonably possible" and says "direct action" against "high value targets" "will be taken only when there is near certainty that the individual being targeted is, in fact, the lawful target and located at the place where the action will occur."
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500

    08/06/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nigel Blundell
    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands. For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
  • General Allen’s Service to Al Qaeda’s Paymasters - A Badge of Shame

    08/03/2016 11:32:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. After two American soldiers were murdered by an Islamic terrorist in Afghanistan while a crowd of protesters shouted “Death to Americans” and “Death to Infidels”, General Allen visited his men. “There will be moments like this when you’re searching for the meaning of this loss. There will be moments like this when your emotions are governed by anger and a desire to strike back,” Allen pleaded. “Now is not the time for revenge, now is not the time for vengeance.”...
  • Afghan cleric, 60, arrested for marriage to 6-year-old

    08/01/2016 5:06:01 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/01/2016 | staff
    A creepy cleric in Afghanistan was arrested after marrying a 6-year-old girl, with the tyke so terrified she could only utter, “I am afraid of this man.” Mohammad Karim, an Afghan cleric, 60, said he married the girl after she was given to him as “a religious offering,” Radio Free Liberty reported. “The girl was given to me as a gift and we were married so I could raise her,” Karim said.
  • Kabul explosion: Huge blast rocks Afghan capital

    07/31/2016 2:16:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    bbcnews.com ^ | 7/31/16 | bbcnews
    Reports on social media indicated that the electricity in parts of Kabul had cut off shortly before the explosion.
  • Medal Of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg

    11/18/2015 4:34:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 1 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11/17/15 | Stephen Colbert
    Medal Of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg tephen sits down with Retired U.S. Army Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg, who was awarded the Medal Of Honor by President Obama on November 12.
  • Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results

    07/28/2016 6:06:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | KAREEM FAHIM
    Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results By KAREEM FAHIM JULY 28, 2016 HERAT, Afghanistan — One woman here in the western Afghan city of Herat said she had begged her son not to go fight in the Syrian war, but he charged off anyway, leaving a wife and three children behind. A man overhearing her story came over to say that his son had left two months ago, and since then the family has been desperate for news about him. Another woman, Khadija, whose son Hassan had joined Afghan brigades fighting alongside the Syrian...
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • Merkel chief of staff: refugees don’t pose higher terror risk

    07/20/2016 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Jul 2016 10:01 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday evening in response to the Würzburg axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities. All the evidence from the last 12 months shows that the danger of terrorism posed by refugees “is not larger or smaller than that in the rest of the population”, Altmaier told broadcaster ZDF. The chief of staff was making the comment after a 17-year-old who had arrived in Germany in 2015 claiming to have fled from Afghanistan, attacked passengers with an axe on a train near Würzburg,...
  • ISIS releases video of Bavaria train attacker making threats

    07/19/2016 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Jul 2016 15:55 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Terror group ISIS have released a video which apparently shows the teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Bavaria on Monday making threats. The video was released through the jihadi organization’s news agency Amaq, which had claimed a link earlier in the day. The assault on a regional train near the southern city of Würzburg on Monday left two of the victims in a critical condition, said Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of Bavaria state. The teenage assailant was killed as he tried to flee. …
  • Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR

    10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT · by christie · 18 replies · 2,329+ views
    Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News
    . Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file. http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3This was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden. Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show. In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret...
  • Cheers And Petals For The Turk Who Shot The Pope

    01/12/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 643+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Cheers and petals for the Turk who shot the Pope By Kate Connolly, in Istanbul (Filed: 13/01/2006) Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish nationalist who shot Pope John Paul II, was showered with petals by supporters after being released from prison after 25 years. The man responsible for one of the 20th century's most notorious assassination attempts shook hands with guards before being driven away from Kartal high-security jail in Istanbul yesterday. Mehmet Ali Agca arrives at a military recruitment centre Dressed in jeans, he said nothing to journalists but held aloft a magazine showing a photograph of his meeting with...
  • The Senate’s final act before recess? More immigration from the Middle East!

    07/15/2016 2:21:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    conservative review ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    our political class is still violating our sovereignty and security with endless migrants from the Middle East. We have so many emergencies within our national security apparatus and military that can and should be addressed within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), yet the GOP-Senate chose to focus on more immigration as their final act before recess. The Senate passed the Shaheen, D-N.H. (F, 2%) motion to instruct the conference committee negotiating the House-Senate differences in the NDAA to authorize a potentially unlimited amount Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghanis. Only 12 Republicans opposed the motion, which is non-binding, but...
  • Japan: in Search of Energy

    07/13/2016 2:30:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    New Eastern Outlook Journal ^ | 12 July 2016 | Dmitry Bokarev
    Japan, the third world economy, has virtually no gas and oil reserves. The situation is somewhat paradoxical since no country can prosper without oil and gas. Thus, the Land of the Rising Sun has been successfully coping with the situation by importing oil in tankers from the Middle East, liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and that same Middle East. Japan also needs coal for its CHP plants, which it purchases from Australia, Indonesia and China. Recently the country held its hopes high for nuclear power industry. After the tragedy at Fukushima 1 in 2011, however, nuclear power...
  • My Fighting Season’ Review: Bands of Brothers in Afghanistan

    07/10/2016 12:16:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7 July 2016 | NANCY DEWOLF SMITH
    Combat never looked more real or sounded louder than in this docuseries with helmet-camera film shot by U.S. soldiers at war with the Taliban.... The six episodes on DirecTV of the Afghan War docuseries “My Fighting Season” revolve around combat footage shot by members of the U.S. Army. From the July 5 episode’s opening explosion and shout of “F—ing Christ!” to the cascade of rifle-shell casings flying inches from a helmet camera during a firefight in an alley with unseen Taliban gunmen, the action feels 100% authentic because it is.... Now and then the tension is broken. Once, it’s by...
  • Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammad seeks funds for ‘jihad in India’ outside Karachi mosques

    07/05/2016 11:48:21 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 5 July 2016 | Praveen Swami
    “Generously donate to the brave young men of the Jaish-e-Muhammad who are fighting for the victory of the name of God and Islam.” The Jaish-e-Muhammad is soliciting funds from congregated Karachi mosques to send jihadists to fight in India and Afghanistan, footage obtained by The Indian Express reveals. ...Jaish’s fund collectors operating with impunity, even though the organisation is officially proscribed in Pakistan. “Help the mujahideen of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, the mujahideen of Islam, fight jihad in Kashmir against India, and in Afghanistan against the Americans,” one man can be heard saying in footage shot Friday night, outside a mosque in...
  • Sources: Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones

    07/01/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2016
    President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military operations, according to activists and other individuals familiar with the report. The White House is to disclose the casualties with a range of numbers indicating that an estimated 100 civilians have been inadvertently killed by 500 drone strikes since 2009. The estimate is said to cover drone strikes in Pakistan,...
  • Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests On Orlando Attack

    06/29/2016 11:31:52 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Derek Hunter
    While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known, the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case. Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public — first an edited version, than an unedited one. In response to a lawsuit by local media seeking the release of the...
  • Laura Bush's Case for Remaining in Afghanistan

    06/28/2016 7:54:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 28, 2016 | Yoni Applebaum
    Fifteen years after President George W. Bush first sent American forces into Afghanistan, his wife considers the job unfinished. “I hope we won’t leave,” former First Lady Laura Bush said on Monday. She cited the conversations she’s had with Afghan women, who worry about what follows the exit of U.S. forces. “They hope that our troops won’t leave too fast,” she said, “because if we leave there’s a vacuum. And they saw what happened in Iraq, where it just wasn’t successful for us to leave.” And she applauded the progress that Afghan women had made over the past decade and...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. […] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • Guantanamo Debates Releasing Ballet Dancer

    06/22/2016 3:57:19 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 06/21/2016 | Britain Eakin
    A professional-level Russian ballet dancer held at Guantanamo for nearly 14 years asked for a transfer from the prison. The United States says Ravil Kamilevich Mingazov joined forces with extremist groups after 11 years in the Russian military as a logistics warrant officer. After two years with Russia's military ballet troupe, Mingazov spent his years of service doing passport control along the Mongolian border and managing food and cooking operations for a base of 1,500. The U.S. says Mingazov left his military service over the government's treatment of Muslims, sparking his quest to join the al-Qaida affiliated Islamic movement of...
  • Bill Maher: Dems Could Lose By Refusing to Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

    02/10/2016 4:20:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 06:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Liberal comic Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter, though he could live with a Hillary Clinton presidency, too. But the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" writes in The Hollywood Reporter that Democrats risk losing the White House in November over one issue: refusing to use the term "Islamic terrorism." [...] Maher noted that 40 countries have some version of Islamic Sharia law, and said he is mystified why liberals feel no need to oppose it. ...
  • Bill Maher: Democrats Risk Losing Election If Can't Say 'Islamic Extremism'

    03/26/2016 9:20:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Just say 'Islamic terrorism.' Just say those words and you'll win the election. Avoid those words and you're going to lose the election." Please! Pretty please! Just say them. ...Despite the pleas of Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time last night, Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey declined to utter the words that seem so taboo for the Democrats. Bill Maher knows, as you can see in the video below, that the refusal by the Democrats to call out terrorism for what it really is could cost them the general election this year. Despite this outspoken concern by Maher, Booker...
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed during a Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists

    11/18/2015 8:10:49 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Bill Maher Show ^ | Oct 31, 2015
    DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists. Video at link.
  • Exclusive: Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home To Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks

    06/17/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 17, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge of his martyrdom plans. Authorities say the fatally shot Mateen clearly was prepared to die in a gun battle with police during the June 12 attack, the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina...