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  • Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, reports say

    12/13/2018 1:08:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, reports say By Elizabeth Zwirz | Fox News Cherif Chekatt, the gunman who killed multiple people Tuesday at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, is dead, local reports said Thursday. A wide-scale manhunt for the suspect had been ongoing since the shooting earlier this week. Three people were killed in the attack and several others injured....
  • New Italian PM Orders Mass Deportations of Migrants, Detention Centers Included

    01/03/2017 12:57:38 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 03, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    The newly appointed prime minister of Italy is calling for massive changes in the country's immigration policy for 2017. Paolo Gentiloni is expected to call for a full reversal on his predecessor's policies which allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants enter Europe through Italy. A two-page instructional document has been sent to police stations throughout Italy ordering officers to increase efforts to deport migrants. The document says the change is important to battle “a growing migratory pressure and an international context marked by instability and threats”. ... Italy will open 16 detention centers for migrants while they are being arranged...
  • Morocco Warned Germany Twice About Berlin Killer Anis Amri; German Intel Did Nothing

    12/27/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    A Moroccan security official says that his country's intelligence service warned Germany twice about the risk posed by Anis Amri, the radical Muslim who slaughtered 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month. The official, who spoke to Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, says that the Germans received two written warnings, one on September 19 and the other on October 1, about Amri's radical Islamic beliefs. He explains: Correspondence from the Moroccan security agencies had a clear warning about the Tunisian man's desire to carry out a terrorist act. Earlier this month, Dutch populist Geert Wilders was criticized...
  • Berlin market attack suspect killed in shootout in northern Italy

    12/23/2016 3:45:40 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/2016 | Reuters
    MILAN, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a pre-dawn shoot-out with police in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy's interior minister said. "The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri," Marco Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through a Berlin market on Monday killing 12 people. Minniti told reporters that Amri was stopped by two policemen at around 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) in front of the Sesto San Giovanni train station,...
  • Missing Israeli in Berlin was murdered in terror attack

    12/21/2016 11:26:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/16 | Uzi Baruch
    The body of the missing Israeli woman in Berlin, Dalia Elyakim, not seen since the murderous truck terror attack in the Christmas market, was identified last night. The Israeli embassy in Germany is working in coordination with the family to transfer the body to Israel. Dalia’s husband, Rami, is hospitalized as a result of the attack in Berlin; he is seriously injured but not in danger of his life.. German police believe that the suspect in the truck terror attack earlier this week is Anis Amri, 23, of Tunisian origin; they say he is armed and dangerous. He has been...
  • Multiculturalism, Endangerment, and a New Nationalism

    12/20/2016 9:07:33 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 20, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - On Monday, December 19, the last shopping week before Christmas, an islamofascist terrorist (most likely a recently-arrived “refugee,” as over a million such have arrived in Germany from the middle east this year alone) hijacked a truck and charged through a Berlin Christmas market, killing at least a dozen innocent shoppers, injuring some fifty more… in exactly the way that ISIS has been ordering its pretend “lone wolves” to attack innocents. As Europeans have watched their birthrate plummet, leaving the tax base for their generous pensions in doubt, they have opened their doors to...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Berlin terror attack

    12/20/2016 3:00:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/20/16 | Gary Willig
    The ISIS terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for Monday's terror attack at a Christmas market in Berlin. The terrorist drove a truck into a crowd of civilians, killing 12 and wounding 48, including an Israeli citizen. "The executor of the operation.. in Berlin is a soldier of the Islamic state and he executed the operation in response to calls to target nationals of the coalition countries," ISIS claimed on its media apparatus, the Amaq News Agency. The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force had tweeted earlier that ISIS was claiming responsibility for the attack, the Washington Times reported. .....
  • Truck ploughs into Christmas market in Berlin, injuring several people – reports

    12/19/2016 11:34:06 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 113 replies
    A truck has ploughed into a Christmas market in western Berlin injuring several people, local media reported, citing police. “Police confirm that a truck ploughed into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin-Charlottenburg,” local newspaper Berlin Zeitung stated.
  • UK: Sheffield asylum seeker jailed (Algerian plotting bomb tourists at a French Christmas market)

    03/10/2003 12:11:34 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 334+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | March 10 2003
    An Algerian who sought asylum in Sheffield has been jailed for plotting to bomb tourists at a French Christmas market. Lamine Maroni has been sentenced to 11 years in Germany. Three other men were also jailed for between 10 and 12 years each. They were found guilty by a Frankfurt court of conspiracy to murder scores of people outside Strasbourg Cathedral on New Year's Eve 2000. Prosecutors said they were part of a network of mostly North African extremists called the Non-aligned Mujahadeen, with ties to al-Qaida. Maroni had arrived in Sheffield as an asylum seeker in August 2000 and...
  • French Claim Prisoner is Full of bin Laden Info

    02/15/2005 7:31:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 39 replies · 1,165+ views
    AFP via Yahoo, Singapore ^ | Monday February 11, 12:39 AM | NY Transfer News Collective
    Algerian radical spills beans on bin Laden "terror network" An Algerian Islamic radical arrested in France has proved a goldmine for investigators probing Osama bin Laden's militant network in Europe in the wake of the September 11 attacks, magistrates told AFP. French investigators now believe that after key testimonies from a handful of well placed members of bin Laden's al-Qaeda network the exiled Saudi extremist's secret organisation in Europe is unravelling fast. Since his arrest in Paris last Monday 27-year-old Yacine Aknouche has revealed his links with several al-Qaeda suspects including "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged "20th...
  • The secret war against al-Qaeda

    02/10/2004 10:44:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 376+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Februari 10 2004 | Peter Taylor
    Intelligence agencies have had some success in tracking suspected al-Qaeda operatives. But the organisation is changing to continue its fight against the West. The West has never encountered an enemy like al-Qaeda before. The problem for the world's intelligence agencies is that it is not a unified organisation with an identifiable structure, like the IRA, but an amalgam of groups around the world whose members embrace Osama bin Laden's ideology of global jihad, or holy war. These Jihadi warriors share the belief that they have an obligation to fight the oppressors of their Muslim brothers, from Palestinians in the Middle...
  • German Court Convicts 4 Algerians in Terror Plot

    03/10/2003 12:44:33 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Voice of America ^ | March 10 2003 | Roger Wilkison
    A German court has convicted four Algerian men of plotting to bomb a busy Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, and sentenced them to prison terms of 10-12 years. The plot was foiled by German police just before it was to have taken place in late December 2000. In handing down the Frankfurt court's sentence, presiding Judge Karlheinz Zeiher said the four men had intended to kill defenseless people with the aim of spreading terror in France and throughout Europe. He said they wanted to punish France because of its support for the Algerian government. Judge Zeiher said...
  • Prison Time Sought at German Bomb Trial (Algerians wanting to kill 'enemies of allah')

    02/11/2003 4:48:48 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 206+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | Februari 11 2003 | AP
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors sought prison sentences Tuesday of up to 12 1/2 years for four Algerians accused of plotting to bomb holiday crowds they considered ``the enemies of God'' at a French Christmas market two years ago. In nearly five hours of closing arguments, prosecutors disputed claims laid out in testimony by Aeroubi Beandalis, Salim Boukari, and Fouhad Sabour that they, along with Lamine Maroni, had planned to attack an unoccupied synagogue. ``They were fully aware that many innocent people — including children — could die or at least be injured,'' said prosecutor Volker Brinkmann. He asked...