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  • New Sharia Police Patrol Forming In Hamburg

    08/12/2016 5:13:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 12, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Islamic State and “Sharia Police” stickers have been seen on vehicles in Hamburg, and some fear that extremists may try and harass residents. However, police and security services have denied these reports. At least one witness has came forward claiming that she has seen Islamic State logos and sharia police slogans on a car in Hamburg. According to the woman, she saw a car at a traffic light populated by three women wearing the Islamic full-face veil, the hood of the car was described as having a large logo on it with a blue border which read: “Sharia Police”. Now...
  • Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control

    08/10/2016 5:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 9, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    Suppression of data about migrant rapes is "Germany-wide phenomenon." ◾Germany's migrant rape crisis has now spread to cities and towns in all 16 of Germany's federal states. Germany now finds itself in a vicious circle: most of the perpetrators are never found, and the few who are frequently receive lenient sentences. Only one in 10 rapes in Germany is reported and just 8% of rape trials result in convictions, according to Minister of Justice Heiko Maas. ◾Up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany in 2014 do not appear in the official statistics, according to André Schulz, the...
  • Outrage As Church Holds Muslim Funeral for Islamic State Fighter

    05/27/2016 4:55:04 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2016 | Oliver Lane and Chris Tomlinson
    A German pastor has decided to hold a Muslim funeral for a 17-year-old who died fighting for Islamic State in Syria, leaving many outraged. Pastor Sieghard Wilm of the protestant St. Pauli Church in Hamburg is stirring strong emotions after he made the choice to hold a Muslim funeral in his church for 17-year-old ‘Florent’, who died fighting for the Islamic state in Syria in July. The funeral will take place today.
  • Refugees:Extremely demanding, unreliable and obtrusive. A social worker in Hamburg's perspective.

    01/18/2016 8:00:22 AM PST · by Katya · 57 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 1-17-16 | Sophie Luebbert
    She began her work in a Hamburg Refugee Reception center, but this experience destroyed any illusions she had. This is an employees first person account: *It's a long article, written as a first person interview and very enlightening, everyone is quite surprised a national newspaper has published this... Google translate does an excellent job translating.
  • Why Germany can't face the truth about migrant sex attacks

    01/08/2016 11:04:17 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    She is just one of 120 women who were abused that horrific night in the square, which is dotted with bars, nightclubs and coffee shops, and is where Cologne locals have seen in the New Year for centuries. The men, speaking Arabic and seemingly either drunk or high on drugs, moved around in large groups among a gathering of around 1,000 male migrants and deliberately targeted women. The men easily outnumbered the 190 police officers on duty, who were quickly overwhelmed. In other cities across Germany, including Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, where a tourist was sexually assaulted by...
  • Berlin Cologne Hamburg Stuttgart Dusseldorf Migrant Sex Assault In Every Major German City

    01/06/2016 9:35:30 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 25 replies
    BREITBART ^ | January 6, 2016 | Oliver Lane
    German capital city Berlin has joined the sad parade of cities touched by migrant sex violence on New Year's Eve, with hundreds of assaults now reported to police in Cologne and other cities. Although on a smaller scale to the unrestrained and un-policed sex attacks in Cologne, the Berliner Morgenpost has now reported on assaults taking place on the street "in front of the Brandenburg gate". The revelation may prove difficult for the German media, which until now has stressed in most reports on the new year's rapes that Berlin was not caught up in the scandal. The paper reports...
  • Germany shocked by Cologne New Year gang assaults on women

    01/05/2016 6:07:08 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | January 5, 2016 | Staff
    The mayor of Cologne has summoned police for crisis talks after about 80 women reported sexual assaults and muggings by men on New Year's Eve. The scale of the attacks on women at the city's central railway station has shocked Germany. About 1,000 drunk and aggressive young men were involved. City police chief Wolfgang Albers called it "a completely new dimension of crime". The men were of Arab or North African appearance, he said. Women were also targeted in Hamburg.
  • UPDATE 3-Olympics-Hamburg 2024 Games bid collapses in referendum defeat

    12/01/2015 6:15:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | December 1, 2015 | Karolos Grohmann
    BERLIN, Nov 29 Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics collapsed on Sunday after the majority of the city's residents voted against the multi-billion euro project in a referendum, killing off the candidacy and leaving officials in shock.
  • Germany: September 11 Accused Got Training in Iran - Defector

    01/30/2004 10:33:00 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 31 2004 | Philip Blenkinsop
    HAMBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A Moroccan accused of helping the September 11 suicide hijackers received training in encryption techniques at an al Qaeda camp in Iran in 1997, an Iranian defector said on Friday. But his testimony to a German court was promptly undercut by comments from Germany's intelligence services, who questioned his credibility and said his evidence was worth very little. Hamid Reza Zakeri, the cover name of a man who says he worked in Iranian intelligence and defected in 2001, was testifying toward the end of Germany's second major trial of suspected members of al Qaeda's Hamburg cell....
  • When Science is Betrayed – and What Lessons We Should Learn

    01/15/2015 7:50:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    When Science is Betrayed – and What Lessons We Should Learn By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a great reverence for science in our culture. On the one hand, rightly so. Science has made enormous strides that have changed life as we know it. Profound discoveries have eradicated diseases, improved health, increased the world’s food supply, led to a computer revolution, drawn us higher into outer space and deeper into inner space, revealed hidden mysteries of nature, and produced technologies unimaginable to even our recent ancestors.On the other hand, the reverence of science has tipped perhaps too far in the direction of a...
  • Arsonists attack office of German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons [Hamburg]

    01/11/2015 3:08:45 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 January 2015 | Wills Robinson For and Mark Duell for MailOnline
    The office of a German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons was the target of an arson attack early this morning. Vandals threw rocks at the headquarters of the Hamburg Morgenpost (MOPO), which reprinted cartoons from the satirical magazine at the centre of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Two men who were 'behaving suspiciously' in the area have been arrested by police and German state security have begun an investigation.
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/23/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Parts of downtown Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, resembled a war zone after hundreds of supporters of the jihadist group Islamic State [IS] engaged in bloody street clashes with ethnic Kurds. The violence—which police say was as ferocious as anything seen in Germany in recent memory—is fueling a sense of foreboding about the spillover effects of the fighting in Syria and Iraq. Some analysts believe that rival Muslim groups in Germany are deliberately exploiting the ethnic and religious tensions in the Middle East to stir up trouble on the streets of Europe.
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/16/2014 8:36:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg by Soeren Kern October 15, 2014 at 5:00 am "We are living in Hamburgistan." — Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg's Al-Nour Mosque.One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq."As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and... born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here...
  • Now ISIS clashes spread across Europe: Riot police separate hundreds of Kurds and Islamist

    10/08/2014 12:46:44 PM PDT · by traumer · 19 replies
    Ethnic Kurds clashed overnight with alleged members of a hardline Islamist movement in Hamburg last night, as ISIS clashes spread far from Syria. Police in the northern German city say 14 people were injured overnight in the violence involving hundreds of demonstrators before riot police were able to quell the disturbance. Police spokesman Karina Sadowsky said this morning that fighting began after hundreds of Kurds held a protest against the Islamic State group.
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • New Jersey state trooper caught shoplifting at Cabela's near Hamburg, police say

    02/03/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    TILDEN TWP., Pa. - A New Jersey State Police trooper asked an officer not to arrest him on shoplifting charges by mentioning he worked on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's security detail, police said. An attorney for William Carvounis confirmed the trooper has worked on Christie's security detail but denied he asked for special treatment. He also denied that Carvounis shoplifted items from the outdoor retailer Cabela's in Tilden Twp., Berks Co., near Hamburg, on Jan. 8.
  • A ban on autos? Major cities consider going carless

    01/27/2014 3:58:22 PM PST · by gooblah · 32 replies
    Cnbc ^ | Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | Paul A Eisenstein
    home of the high-speed autobahn, is perhaps one of the few countries that has had as intense a love affair with the automobile as the U.S. But in an effort to go green, the country's second-largest city is studying ways to eliminate cars by 2034.
  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • Shoplifter at Cabela's in Tilden Township took ammunition, troopers say ( Hamburg, PA )

    03/24/2013 4:30:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    readingeagle ^ | 3/24/2013
    A Bucks County man stole more than $1,000 in ammunition and gun accessories Saturday from Cabela's in Tilden Township, state police said. Craig Holtzman, 41, of Warminster was stopped by state police on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township at 3:18 p.m., two hours after he took the items from the store, troopers said. Holtzman had fled Cabela's after being confronted by store security, according to troopers. Cabela's employees gave troopers a description of the vehicle, which they pulled over near the Krumsville exit on the interstate, police said. Inside the vehicle, the stolen items - $1,048 in ammunition and scope...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovoi’s business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...
  • Hamburg mosque may have violated anti-hate contract

    09/23/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    House of prayer operators participate in march calling for Israel’s destruction. The Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg, widely considered by experts in Germany and abroad the long arm of Iran’s regime in the Federal Republic, appears to have violated the spirit – and perhaps the terms – of its contractual partnership with the city of Hamburg. The mosque and its parent organization are said to have mobilized anti-Israel activists to call for the destruction of the Jewish state. ... Hamburg has the largest German-Iranian and Iranian community in the Federal Republic. The northern city is believed to have the second...
  • Thousands of Communists and Neo-Nazis clash in streets of Hamburg

    06/04/2012 10:43:48 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | June 4, 2012 | AFP
    Clashes between neo-Nazi demonstrators and far-left counter-protesters overnight in the northern German port city of Hamburg left 38 police officers injured, police said Sunday. Security forces were pelted with rocks, bottles and fireworks and responded by turning water canon and pepper spray on the rioting groups who turned out at a march by the far right. At least two parked cars and a police cruiser were set ablaze. Police, who deployed 4,400 officers to keep the peace between the two sides, took 63 demonstrators into custody and formally arrested another 17. Around 3,500 people, mainly from the hard left, turned...
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • Bathing blonde sculpture in central Hamburg (CAPTION!)

    08/05/2011 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies ^ | 8/05/11
    Bathing blonde sculpture in central Hamburg5/8/2011 15:58 A giant head with made-up lips and eyes floats above the Inner Alster Lake in central Hamburg. Together with the naked knees sticking out of the water, it belongs to “The Blonde,” or “The Mermaid,” a gigantic sculpture that weights about two metric tons, and is four meters high and 30 meters long (approx. 13ft by 98ft).
  • Spy killed by $US10m worth of polonium

    12/17/2006 6:10:09 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 61 replies · 2,149+ views
    The Australian ^ | 18 Decenber 2996 | Daniel McGrory and Tony Halpin
    BRITISH investigators believe that Alexander Litvinenko's killers used more than $US10 million of polonium-210 to poison him. Preliminary findings from the post mortem examination on the former KGB spy suggest that he was given more than ten times the lethal dose. Police do not know why the assassins used so much of the polonium-210, and are investigating whether the poison was part of a consignment to be sold on the black market. They believe that whoever orchestrated the plot knew of its effects, but are unsure whether the massive amount was used to send a message - it made it...
  • The Fate of 11 Aspiring Jihadists from Germany

    10/18/2010 10:03:19 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies
    Der Speigel ^ | October 17, 2010
    In early 2009, a number of eager Islamists living in Hamburg, who worshipped at the same mosque as some of the 9/11 terrorists, decided to head to Afghanistan to volunteer for jihad. They fancied themselves fierce warriors, but they turned out to be major failures. They were 11 of them in all, nine angry men and two of their wives, and they all wanted to fight against the occupiers. But waging jihad can be hard -- especially if you're overweight or have been spoiled by your mother. When they set off for Afghanistan from Hamburg in early 2009, they were...
  • Travel Alert [Europe]

    10/03/2010 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Travel Alert U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs Europe October 3, 2010 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions. Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation...
  • Treasury Department Targets Iranian-Owned Bank in Germany Facilitating Iran's Proliferation...

    NOTE The following text is a quote: September 7, 2010 TG-847 Treasury Department Targets Iranian-Owned Bank in Germany Facilitating Iran's Proliferation Activities WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Europäisch -Iranische Handelsbank (EIH), one of the few remaining European banks actively facilitating business with Iranian banks and handling billions of dollars worth of transactions on their behalf. Today's action was taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which blocks the property of designated weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators and their supporters, thereby isolating them from the U.S. financial system. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, EIH provides financial...
  • Germany: Man Who Knew 9/11 Hijacker Blasts Bush

    06/21/2002 6:18:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 239+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 21 2002 | AP
    BERLIN- A Syrian-born businessman who knew Sept. 11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and has been accused of operating an al-Qaida front lashed out at President Bush on Thursday and denied any connection to terrorism. Mamoun Darkazanli, described by the FBI as a well-connected agent of Osama bin Laden, was questioned by German police shortly after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But he was freed for lack of evidence and continues to live in Hamburg, Germany, where Atta and two other hijackers had lived. Speaking to The Associated Press in a telephone interview, Darkazanli bristled when...
  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • A Mosque that Should have Been Shut Down 9 Years Ago

    08/11/2010 10:23:43 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-11-10 | Wordsmith
    Well this is comforting news: BERLIN — Authorities in Hamburg said Monday they had shut down the mosque where several of the hijackers involved in the Sept. 11 attacks had met, asserting that it remains a source of radicalization. The Masjid Taiba mosque in Hamburg, known in 2001 as Al Quds mosque, was "closed effective immediately," officials said. 9 years after the events of September 11th is "Immediately"?! Over the past decade, police found again and again that Muslims in al-Quds mosque were being fed a steady diet of militant Islam. The mosque still hosted a steady parade of radical...
  • Mosque Used by 9/11 Attackers Shut Down

    08/09/2010 2:06:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    BERLIN -- A Hamburg mosque once frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers was shut down Monday because German authorities believe the prayer house was again being used as a meeting point for Islamic radicals. The Taiba mosque was closed and the cultural association that runs it was banned, Hamburg officials said in a statement. "We have closed the mosque because it was a recruiting and meeting point for Islamic radicals who wanted to participate in so-called jihad or holy war," said Frank Reschreiter, a spokesman for Hamburg's state interior ministry. He said that 20 police officers were searching...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 373+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • Judge Orders Notorious Terrorist Freed from Gitmo

    According to the Wall Street Journal, a district judge has ordered Mohamedou Slahi – a known al Qaeda recruiter who worked for Osama bin Laden – freed from Guantanamo. The Journal’s account does not explain the judge’s reasoning and the decision was not immediately available online. But the decision is inexplicable in light of Slahi’s notorious track record. There is no doubt that Mohamedou Slahi is one of the worst terrorists held at Gitmo. (See here for a previous summary of Slahi’s dossier.) Recruiter for the September 11 attacks Among Slahi's most notorious recruits were four of the September 11...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Detainee Tied to 9-11

    03/22/2010 3:35:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies · 2,110+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3/22/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — A suspected Al Qaeda organizer once called "the highest value detainee" at Guantanamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the Al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Military prosecutors suspected Slahi of links to other Al Qaeda operations, and considered seeking the death penalty against him while preparing possible charges in 2003 and 2004.
  • They Are “Magically” Dangerous.

    10/22/2009 7:49:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 657+ views ^ | October 22, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Are we seeing the begining of the food police? Please. Stop. Just stop it. I’m not stupid. I know me Lucky Charms are not magic. I know Frosted Flakes are not …”Greaaaat” for you. I know Count Chocula isn’t a real monster and Tricks aren’t just for kids. Stop it pleaseeeeee. The federal government is wading into the supermarket aisle, making its first effort to provide better nutritional information on food products since it developed the black-and-white Nutrition Facts label 15 years ago.
  • Hamburg’s Terror Cell

    10/12/2009 2:35:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 407+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 12 2009 | Stephen Brown
    Eight years after 9/11, the city where the attack was planned is once more enjoying a sad reputation as a center for Islamic terrorism. The German media reported earlier this week that German security officials are tracking in Hamburg a new, ten-man Islamic terrorist group. Hamburg is the city that hosted Mohammed Atta and other key, 9/11 terrorists, while they planned their strike against the World Trade Center. Afterwards, history bestowed the city’s name on Atta and his associates, who ever since have been collectively called the “Hamburg Cell.” According to an internal intelligence report composed by Hamburg’s security agencies,...
  • The Future of the American Medicine Cabinet - All the wrong people are excited about Obama's...

    03/19/2009 2:20:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 703+ views
    Reason ^ | March 17, 2009 | Ronald Bailey
    All the wrong people are excited about Obama's FDA picks.Over the weekend, President Barack Obama nominated Margaret Hamburg to serve as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Joshua Sharfstein to serve as principal deputy commissioner of the agency.The FDA regulates about a quarter of all the consumer products that Americans buy, which roughly equals $1 trillion. Many analysts predict that Hamburg and Sharfstein will divvy up their functions in the agency with Hamburg focusing chiefly on food issues and Sharfstein being charge of drugs and medical devices. What should we expect? To some extent, their...
  • FDA Pick Was NYC Health Chief

    03/11/2009 8:05:12 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 2 replies · 359+ views
    WAPO ^ | 3/11/09 | Rob Stein and Lyndsey Layton
    The Obama administration has tapped Margaret A. Hamburg, a physician and former New York City health commissioner with an interest in bioterrorism, to run the struggling Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the choice. Joshua Sharfstein, Baltimore's health commissioner, will serve as Hamburg's chief deputy, according to these sources. Sharfstein won national attention when he took on the drug industry and petitioned the FDA in 2007 to restrict the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications for young children.
  • Margaret Hamburg said to be Obama's pick to head the FDA (picture tells all you need to know)

    03/11/2009 8:29:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 117 replies · 8,466+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/11/09 | Naom Levy
    Reporting from Washington -- President Obama has decided to nominate former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to head the Food and Drug Administration, turning to a onetime Clinton administration official to help right the beleaguered regulatory agency, a source briefed on the choice said Wednesday. Hamburg, 53, a physician who has worked extensively on bioterrorism issues, is a senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a Washington-based foundation focused on threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
  • Church of Scientology and Anonymous: Guess Which Group Didn’t get Invite to German Seminar

    09/13/2008 3:04:35 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 2 replies · 489+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 13, 2008 | LBG
    On September 4 in Hamburg, Germany, an unusual event occured: Germany's Department of Interior Affairs' Ursala Caberta held a 3-hour seminar on the dangers of Scientology while members of the Church were told to "stay away". Caberta has been head of the "Working Group on Scientology" since 1992. The 3-hour seminar, titled, "That is Scientology! Reports from the USA" included actor and former Scientologist Jason Beghe, former Scientologists Marc Headley and and Larry Brennan, attorney Graham Berry, as well as representatives from the anti-Scientology group, Anonymous. The Church of Scientology, who was not invited, sued to be allowed in the...
  • BUSINESS, CULT OR RELIGION? - Hamburg Official Wants a Germany-Wide Ban on Scientology

    12/05/2007 12:41:46 AM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 41 replies · 403+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | December 04, 2007 | msm/ap
    German suspicion of Scientology resurfaced in Hamburg this week after a security official said he would seek a nationwide ban against the organization. He's arguing that Scientology is an "unconstitutional" big business. Germany and Scientology have never been the best of friends. German officials consider Scientology a business, not a religion, and tax the outfit accordingly. Scientology has responded by complaining about "religious discrimination." Yet Berlin has a Scientology center, and the famous Scientologist Tom Cruise came to Berlin this year to film a big-budget Hollywood film -- even, after some debate, in restricted Nazi-era buildings. Now an official in...
  • German court hands (Arab Muslim) Moroccan max for 9/11

    01/08/2007 8:17:36 PM PST · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 546+ views
    Herald News ^ | 01-08-07
    German court hands Moroccan max for 9/11 By SIMONE UTLER, Associated Press HAMBURG, Germany - A Moroccan man convicted of aiding three of the four suicide pilots who committed the Sept. 11 attacks was sentenced Monday to the maximum of 15 years in prison for his role in the terror plot. "Anyone who helped in this has earned stiff punishment," presiding Judge Carsten Beckmann said after announcing Monday‘s verdict. Defense lawyers said they would appeal. Dominic Puopolo Jr. fought back tears and held up pictures of his mother, Sonia Morales Puopolo, an American Airlines flight attendant, as he joined prosecutors...
  • All You Need Is Love: New Beatles Album Woos Fans

    11/22/2006 4:57:28 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 86 replies · 2,527+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 22, 2006 | Staff
    LONDON (AFP) - Fans have rushed to buy the first "new" Beatles album for a generation -- a radical remixing of some of the group's most famous songs -- more than 35 years after the break-up of the iconic band. "Love", which has the backing of surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, comprises 26 of the Fab Four's hit songs, but many of them mixed together using previously unheard material from the studio. "I hope this will help people to hear Beatles music again," said Giles Martin, son of the group's original producer Sir George Martin who is often...
  • Court orders retrial of 9/11 hijacker friend (Germany; MOTASSADEQ; Never-ending story continues)

    11/16/2006 1:39:30 AM PST · by Michael81Dus · 3 replies · 337+ views
    KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's highest court of appeals on Thursday ordered that a Moroccan friend of the September 11 hijackers must face a third trial on charges of aiding the deadly 2001 attacks on the United States. Judge Klaus Tolksdorf, who has said that Mounir El Motassadeq clearly knew his acquaintances from Hamburg were planning plane attacks, ordered the retrial. Motassadeq was convicted last year of belonging to a terrorist organisation and sentenced to 7 years in prison, but cleared of the more serious charge of abetting mass murder. He was unexpectedly freed from a Hamburg prison in February...
  • Ressam at times defiant in 2 days of questioning (Religion of Peace update)

    12/19/2002 9:17:32 PM PST · by Abar · 1 replies · 583+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 19, 2002 | Mike Carter
    Ressam at times defiant in 2 days of questioning By Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporter After more than a year of cooperating with federal prosecutors, Ahmed Ressam has become a sometimes difficult and defiant government witness. Ressam was at times surly and evasive during two days of closed-door questioning this week in Seattle by German lawyers who need his help prosecuting Mounir el-Motassadeq, a Moroccan accused of helping the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers. Ressam, convicted of conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism, might be endangering his deal with federal prosecutors to serve as few as 27 years...
  • The Hitler Bible

    08/09/2006 10:00:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies · 2,728+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2006 | Joseph Crowley
    The U.K. Daily Mirror is not the first paper most think of when it comes to serious breaking news. But the Mirror was the first to break the story of Adolf Hitler doing a little editing of the Bible so he could use the power of the religion he hated to his further his maniacal cause. It’s said that approximately 100,000 Third Reich Bibles were actually published and distributed to thousands of churches in 1941.It’s believed this particular copy, discovered in church offices in Hamburg, is one of the few if not the sole surviving “Deutsch mit Gott – Germans...
  • U.S. enters World Cup with newfound swagger

    06/04/2006 12:02:58 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 101 replies · 1,631+ views
    Journal Gazette ^ | 6/4/06 | Ronald Blum
    HAMBURG, Germany – American soccer players finally are larger than life. A 70 1/2 -foot billboard in New York this spring showed Eddie Johnson, Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley, proclaiming in huge yellow letters: “THE WORLD NO LONGER WANTS TO PLAY US.” In May, a new sign was put up with American players and the inscription: “BEWARE,” an ad that also overlooked San Francisco’s Union Square. Faster, fearless and filled with desire to earn respect, the U.S. team is confident it will advance from a difficult first-round World Cup group that includes the Czech Republic, Italy and Ghana. “Beas and...