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  • Iraqi immigrant accused of shooting Colorado Springs cop remained in U.S. despite series of crimes

    08/05/2018 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Aug 3, 2018 | By: Tom Roeder, Jakob Rodgers, Lance Benzel
    A man accused of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head in a shootout early Thursday while free on bond was known to immigration enforcement officials, yet evaded deportation despite a string of crimes, court records show. Why Karrar Al Khammasi wasn’t deported was among the questions left unanswered Friday as his bond was revoked. Cem Duzel, the officer he is accused of shooting, remained hospitalized in critical condition. The 31-year-old Iraqi immigrant appears to have lived in the Pikes Peak region for at least five years, and he had at least nine contacts with police in that...
  • Imam's missile-plot defense: All a joke!

    08/11/2004 1:37:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 543+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2004 | GREG B. SMITH
    ALBANY - A mosque leader charged with helping launder money in a missile plot thought all the weapon talk was a joke, his lawyer said yesterday - but prosecutors were not laughing. Imam Yassin Muhiddin Aref was jailed without bail after prosecutors questioned why his name was found in a notebook in a terrorist camp listed as "Commander Yassin, United States." They also unveiled a photo of the imam's co-defendant watching as an informant shouldered a real surface-to-air missile in the back room of an Albany-area convenience store. That was among the evidence cited by prosecutors in Albany Federal Court...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 7:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/19/18 | Luke Rosiak, Wajid Ali Syed
    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when...
  • Wasserman-Schultz IT Aides Ran Shady "CIA" Car Dealership, Borrowed $100K From Hezbollah Fugitive

    12/25/2017 6:37:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    12/20/17
    Link only - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-19/wasserman-schultz-it-aides-ran-shady-cia-car-dealership-borrowed-100k-hezbollah-fugi
  • Iraqi Kurds feel ‘abandoned’ by the U.S. as Israel offers support

    10/28/2017 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    Jewish News Service JNS ^ | October 25, 2017 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presses world leaders to protect the Kurds as they lose ground in Iraq, some feel that the U.S. has sided with Iran. Kurdistan, in is in disarray (following) a command stand down, to Iraqi / Iranian occupation of Yazidi and Kurdish cities and villages.. Without significant American backing, the Kurds will lose territory including the oil hub @ Kirkuk.
  • Iraqi pilot killed in training crash near Fort Thomas

    09/09/2017 9:29:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Bell and Ronald Arrellin Jr. Eastern Arizona Courier
    FORT THOMAS — For the second time in two years, an Iraqi jet crashed during a training mission above the Arizona desert, killing its pilot. According to 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts, public information officer with the 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in Fort Thomas at about 3 p.m. The crash was in the vicinity of Blackrock Road, near the shooting range. “The pilot was doing a routine training mission in that area,” Roberts told Eastern Arizona Courier. Cause of the crash has not yet been released. An interim safety investigation board has...
  • House Dem IT Staffers Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    08/01/2017 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit.
  • Bank scam con may rattle Kerry closet

    07/30/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 4,583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 30, 2004 | David R. Guarino
    As John F. Kerry tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are scrambling to line up the first interview, hopeful the long-silent Paul might spill some beans about his close fund-raising ties to Kerry...
  • Christian Churches in Iraq Unite to Rebuild

    04/05/2017 11:04:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 3/31/17 | Daniele Piccini
    The idea can no longer be shrugged off as a mere pipe dream -- the hope of the thousands of Iraqi Christians who were evicted from their villages three years ago by the criminal incursions of Islamic State (ISIS) -- that they might one day be able to return to their homes on the Plains of Nineveh. With the March 27th signing ceremony in the offices of the archdiocese of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Erbil, an agreement was reached between three Christian churches in Iraq -- the Syriac Catholic Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Chaldean Catholic Church...
  • Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    02/22/2017 12:06:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. The aides’ administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing congressional data. The Daily Caller News...
  • The Iraqi army is on the brink of defeating Islamic State

    03/08/2017 11:05:53 AM PST · by BeauBo · 58 replies
    The Economist ^ | Mar 8th 2017 | The Economist
    In A series of lightning advances over the past few days, Iraq’s army has seized control of most of western Mosul, the last redoubt of Islamic State (IS) in the country. On March 7th, a day that may have marked a turning point, army units took Mosul’s main government complex... “They are in full collapse now,” he said. “When an army breaks it happens very quickly. Within a week or two, this will all be over.” ...American officers working closely with the Iraqi army estimate that as few as 500 IS fighters now remain in the city.
  • Chilling New Scandal Hits Democrats

    02/21/2017 9:14:45 AM PST · by KyCats · 63 replies
    Allen B West, Right Wing News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Allen B West, Cassy Fiano
    It turns out that congressional staffers have been taking money from an Iraqi politician. These staffers just happen to be the ones who were fired for attempting to access sensitive information. Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan took $100,000 Dr. Ali al-Attar, money that — according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group — was “funneled through a company with ‘impossible’-to-decipher financial transactions that the congressional information technology (IT) staffers controlled.” All three of the brothers are now under a criminal investigation. Imran Awan provided IT services for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the disgraced Democrat who was forced to resign as...
  • Iraq launches offensive to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State

    02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 19 Feb 17 | Nabih Bulos
    As dawn approached, units from the Iraqi federal police and Emergency Response Division mustered near the village of Lazaaqah, roughly six miles south of Mosul. As they approached, bullets from Islamic State snipers whistled past, even as helicopters flying overhead bore down on Islamic State positions with heavy gunfire and rockets.
  • ALERT: Border Patrol Catches Egyptian, Iraqi Nationals Sneaking Across the Border

    02/09/2017 1:46:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly apprehended two individuals who were attempting to sneak across the border Saturday — but they weren’t the customary illegal aliens from Mexico or Central America. CBP confirmed to Breitbart Texas that one Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were detained by Border Patrol agents after they illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. Iraq and Egypt are hotbeds for terrorism. CBP did not confirm if the foreign nationals were men, however a source claimed they were both males.
  • Fake News: Man Who Claimed Mom Died Due to Trump ‘Ban’ Lied

    02/01/2017 3:26:18 PM PST · by springwater13 · 6 replies
    An Iraqi-American man who made headlines earlier this week by claiming that his ailing mother had died because of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration lied, according to the imam of his local mosque, Detroit’s Fox 2 reported Wednesday. The original story was that Mike Hager, a U.S. citizen born in Iraq, was visiting relatives in Iraq but was forced to abandon his mother in that country when he tried to return home. Social media exploded with accusations of murder against Trump — including tweets by respected news outlets. But the story was a lie, concocted to feed opposition...
  • PERFECT: DNC CHAIR CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD AT ANTI-ISRAEL RESTAURANT

    01/06/2017 5:48:18 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 01/05/2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic party’s slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair — the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison — something of a “home field” advantage. Sadly, however, it’s far from clear that any of the participants will feel out of place. (Tom Perez is the only contender who has not confirmed he will attend.) The restaurant...
  • ACLU wins legal challenge against immigration ban: ‘Hope Trump enjoys losing’

    01/28/2017 8:03:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 28th, 2016 | Hunter Walker
    The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order. “I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of...
  • Fear and anger after teen shot dead in Malmö [Sweden; Muslim Iraqi teen]

    01/13/2017 11:15:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 13 January 2017 16:09 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Many were mourning in Malmö on Friday after a 16-year-old boy was shot dead in the city. “Rest in peace,” read many messages left on the Facebook wall of the victim on Friday. Family, friends and Malmö residents paid tribute to the 16-year-old student, Ahmed, who died on Thursday evening after he was found with gunshot injuries in the city’s Rosengĺrd district. […] The boy’s father, who moved with his family from Iraq to Sweden when Ahmed was seven years old, told newspaper Sydsvenskan that his son had wanted to become a doctor. “We fled war and misery to find...
  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • Syrian, Iraqi, refugees arrested in terrorism stings in Texas and California

    01/08/2016 12:27:20 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    But they're just good people looking for safety. If you think refugees are going to come to the United States and support the very same Islamic terrorist organizations they’re fleeing, you’re just being paranoid. ...Or you’re an idiot. ...Or worse, you’ve allowed your mind to be warped by Donald Trump. Whatever the reason, you live in a world of unfounded fear and you are to be ridiculed and ignore, in that order. Or, according to Reuters, you’re just a person who has a modicum of common sense. Yesterday, while the President was busy lecturing you about your stubborn refusal to...