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  • Chilling New Scandal Hits Democrats

    02/21/2017 9:14:45 AM PST · by KyCats · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 21, 2107 | 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 Rosengård 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...
  • Iraqi Refugee Arrested in Houston Terror Plot: Officials

    01/07/2016 6:09:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | By Julie Fine
    Authorities say they have arrested two people on terrorism-related charges in Texas and California. Federal officials said 24-year-old Omar Faraj Al Hardan, a Palestinian born in Iraq, was arrested in Houston on Thursday. According to the federal indictment, Al Hardan has been charged with three counts alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. He is charged with one count each of attempting to provide material support to ISIL, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements. Federal authorities told NBC News that...
  • Alleged terror threat busted in Houston

    01/07/2016 5:37:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2016 | Mike Ward
    A man identified as an Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of a federal investigation into an alleged terrorist plan with links to two other U.S. cities, state officials confirmed Thursday. Federal officials would not immediately confirm details, but Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials said the suspect is believed to have provided support to terrorists -- including connections to ISIS.
  • House Votes To Scrutiny On Syrain And Iraqi Refugee Screening Process

    11/19/2015 2:16:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, a bill to beef up security measures for admitting refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States, in a vote 289 to 137 on Thursday. Only two Republicans voted against the bill, while 47 Democrats joined the majority in voting to pass the legislation.
  • San Diego Resident Running 'Underground Railroad' to Help Iraqi Refugees Fleeing ISIS

    08/24/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/24 | Samantha Tatro
    More than 60,000 Chaldeans live in El Cajon, the largest concentration in the U.S. outside of Detroit. A San Diego-area nonprofit running an "underground railroad" is trying to save "as many people as possible" from turmoil in Iraq by finding them refuge in Southern California, and it has tens of thousands of Christian Iraqis on its waiting list. Mark Arabo, a first generation Iraqi-American born and raised east of San Diego, founded the Minority Humanitarian Foundation (MHF) in 2014 after he grew tired of waiting for a response from Washington officials to the crisis created by Islamic State militants,...
  • Fears Persist of Terrorism Links at Scuba School

    07/31/2003 3:32:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 303+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 31 2003 | Sebastian Rotella
    Few answers appear in the probe of students in Netherlands suspected of ties to Al Qaeda AMSTERDAM — The guys around the scuba school laughingly called them the "Al Qaeda Diving Team." But for law enforcement officials, it was no joke. Late last year, Dutch counter-terrorism agents investigating a possible Al Qaeda recruitment cell grew interested in the school because a man suspected of recruiting terrorists had become a certified diver and studied to be an instructor there. Iraqi-born Kasim Ali was one of between 50 and 150 Muslim men who had taken classes in recent years with the same...
  • Iraqi intelligence agent denies he met 9/11 leader

    12/13/2003 8:39:33 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
    A former Iraqi intelligence officer who was said to have met with the suspected leader of the Sept. 11 attacks has told US interrogators the meeting never happened, according to US officials familiar with classified intelligence reports on the matter. Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the former intelligence officer, was taken into custody by the US in July. Under questioning he has said that he did not meet with Mohamed Atta in Prague in the Czech Republic, according to the officials, who have reviewed classified debriefing reports based on the interrogations. US officials caution that Ani may have been lying...
  • The hidden hand behind the Islamic State militants? Saddam Hussein’s (Obama's retreat)

    04/05/2015 1:40:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/04/15 | Liz Sly
    SANLIURFA, Turkey — When Abu Hamza, a former Syrian rebel, agreed to join the Islamic State, he did so assuming he would become a part of the group’s promised Islamist utopia, which has lured foreign jihadists from around the globe. Instead, he found himself being supervised by an Iraqi emir and receiving orders from shadowy Iraqis who moved in and out of the battlefield in Syria. When Abu Hamza disagreed with fellow commanders at an Islamic State meeting last year, he said, he was placed under arrest on the orders of a masked Iraqi man who had sat silently through...
  • Teen arrested in murder of Iraqi refugee watching his first snowfall in Dallas

    03/13/2015 9:52:31 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/13/15 | Rachelle Blidner
    A Texas teen has been arrested for fatally shooting an Iraqi refugee watching his first-ever snowfall, police said. Nykerion Nealon, 17, was arrested early Friday after gunning down Ahmed al-Jumaili outside his Dallas apartment complex March 4, Maj. Jeff Cotner told reporters alongside the victim's father-in-law Friday. Al-Jumaili was shot in front of his wife and brother, three weeks after fleeing Iraq to be in a safer place and reunite with his wife, who had moved to America a year earlier.
  • Iraqi immigrant watching his first snowfall shot and killed, Dallas police say

    03/06/2015 10:55:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2015 | Pat St. Claire
    (CNN)—An Iraqi man watching his first snowfall in his new American hometown was shot and killed by an unknown assailant, according to Dallas police. Authorities have stepped up patrols in the neighborhood where Ahmed Al-Jumaili lived -- and died -- in their effort to find whoever killed the 36-year-old early Thursday as he and his brother watched the snow while Al-Jumaili's wife took photos.
  • IRAQ’S ATTACK AGAINST ISIS CATCHES U.S. ‘BY SURPRISE’

    03/02/2015 7:48:12 PM PST · by keat · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/02/15 | Nancy Youssef
    The Iraqi military launched a major campaign to take back a key city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State over the weekend—a move that caught the U.S. “by surprise,” in the words of one American government official. The U.S.-led coalition forces that have conducted seven months of airstrikes on Iraq’s behalf did not participate in the attack, defense officials told The Daily Beast, and the American military has no plans to chip in. Instead, embedded Iranian advisors and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are taking part in the offensive on the largely Sunni town, raising the prospect that the fight to beat back...
  • Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

    02/15/2015 4:28:57 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 14, 2015 | Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard
    Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 700%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa. Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes. In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to...
  • Jordan executes 2 Iraqi prisoners in response to ISIS killing of pilot

    02/03/2015 9:45:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    JPOST.COM ^ | 2/3/15 | REUTERS
    AMMAN - Jordan has executed by hanging a jailed Iraqi woman militant whose release had been demanded by the Islamic State group that burnt a captured Jordanian pilot to death, a security source said on Wednesday. Responding to the killing of the pilot, whose death was announced on Tuesday, the Jordanian authorities also executed another senior al-Qaida prisoner sentenced to death for plots to wage attacks against the pro-Western kingdom in the last decade. Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Ziyad Karboli, an...
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent

    12/29/2008 5:47:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 517+ views
    US DOJ.GOV ^ | December 29, 2008 | n/a
    December 29, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/December/08-nsd-1151.html Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent Defendant Allegedly Worked for the Government of Iraq and Assisted the Iraqi Intelligence Service WASHINGTON – A criminal complaint was filed today charging Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, age 47, formerly of Maryland, with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Darwish is a Canadian citizen born in Iraq....
  • Isis: the inside story

    12/11/2014 3:40:37 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 11th , 2014 | Martin Chulov
    One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq [snip] “I knew some of them straight away,” he told me last month. “I had feared Bucca all the way down on the plane. But when I got there, it was much better than I thought. In every way.”
  • Iraqi corruption probe finds 50,000 fictional soldiers

    11/30/2014 5:02:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/30/14 | Robert Spencer
    These fictional soldiers may be the ones Obama was counting on to fight the Islamic State — after all, his “vetted moderates” among the “Syrian rebels” are no more real than these guys. “Iraq PM Haidar al-Abadi promises corruption crackdown after probe finds 50,000 ghost soldiers,” AFP, November 30, 2014 (thanks to Bill): Iraq’s prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has promised to crackdown on corruption after an investigation uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, Mr Abadi’s office said in a statement. The 50,000 jobs were equivalent to...
  • Feds say eavesdropping program did not taint Va. jihad conviction

    07/22/2006 7:52:33 AM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | 7/21/06 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 eavesdropping program did not compromise its prosecution of an American Muslim cleric convicted of soliciting treason and convincing some of his followers to join the Taliban, prosecutors said. But defense lawyers are not satisfied with the government's claim, and on Friday a federal judge held a closed-door hearing and allowed attorneys for Ali al-Timimi some latitude to investigate the government's conduct. Al-Timimi, of Fairfax, a U.S.-born Muslim who studied under prominent fundamentalist clerics in Saudi Arabia, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year for soliciting treason and urging some...
  • Mysterious outbreak of hemorrhagic fever syndrome in Venezuela kills ten

    10/02/2014 2:23:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Marco Press ^ | 10/2/2014
    It is unclear whether the cause of the syndrome is viral or bacterial – a distinction with implications for treatment – although autopsies have indicated that those who died were suffering from other complications, such as Chikungunya.Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever (VHF) is endemic in the two states of Portuguesa and Barinas, but transmission from person-to-person is uncommon.While samples have been sent to the Venezuelan National Institute of Health, the results have not yet been released publically and there is no suggestion from health officials that VHF is behind this particular outbreak.One doctor, who wishes to remain anonymous, attended a meeting last...
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Belgium Finds Nerve Gas Ingredient in Letters

    06/04/2003 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Brian S · 51 replies · 1,384+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06-04-03
    June 4 — By Gilles Castonguay BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian investigators found a nerve gas ingredient in letters addressed to the Belgian prime minister's office, and the U.S., British and Saudi Arabian embassies, officials said on Wednesday. Two postal workers were briefly hospitalized after being exposed to the chemicals. The brownish-yellow powder contained phenarsazine chloride, an arsenic derivative used in nerve gas, as well as hydrazine, an agent used as a rocket propellant, said Health Ministry spokeswoman Anne-Francoise Gally said. In the amounts contained in the letters, the two chemicals are not life threatening, but can cause irritation to the...
  • Incredible video of Iraqi forces dropping humanitarian aid, Yazidis scrambing onto helicopter

    08/09/2014 12:27:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8-9-2014 | soopermexican
    It’s good to know that the Iraqi forces are doing their own humanitarian effort onto Mount Sinjar where the Yazidis are stranded, instead of just depending on America. In this video from Rudaw, a Kurdish news organization, a reporter goes along with the helicopter that drops off food and water from Iraqi charity services, and shows the danger they have to ward off from ISIS trying to shoot them out of the air. Watch the video from the Washington Post below:
  • Britain Considers Joining U.S. Iraqi Airstrikes

    08/09/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-9-2014 | Nick Hallett
    British military chiefs are drawing up plans to help American airstrikes in Iraq, the Times reports. Senior figures are considering sending a spy plane to provide intelligence on ISIS positions, while Royal Air Force aircraft capable of refuelling U.S. fighter jets in mid-air will also be sent. The UK government, which has welcomed American intervention in the fight against ISIS, has also not ruled out conducting its own airstrikes if the humanitarian situation worsens. MPs are also discussing the possibility of using British special forces, who have long experience in the Kurdish region, to offer help in pinpointing targets. Former...
  • President approves mission to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq

    08/07/2014 6:06:35 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Fox News
    President Obama has approved a mission to to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq for the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop in the country's north after Islamic militants forced them to flee, senior U.S. officials told Fox News Thursday night. However, the officials said the air drops had not yet begun. If all goes well, they said, the mission will be completed following a single pass of U.S. military cargo jets. The officials did not disclose the planes' starting point due to host nation sensitivities. It was possible the mission also could include air strikes to protect...
  • Flashback: George W. Bush Predicted Iraqi Meltdown If US Troops Were Withdrawn from Region

    06/16/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    President George W. Bush predicted the current meltdown in Iraq – back in 2007. Bush vetoed a Democratic bill to withdraw troops from Iraq. Via Truth Revolt: I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven...
  • Sentencing delayed in Iraqi wife’s beating death (El Cajon CA)

    05/16/2014 12:12:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 9:17 PM EDT
    Sentencing has been delayed by more than a month for an Iraqi immigrant convicted of the beating death of his wife in what police initially believed was a hate crime. […] (Kassim) Alhimidi was convicted last month of bludgeoning Shaima Alawadi to death at their home in 2012. He could get life in prison. Prosecutors said he killed her because she planned to divorce him. …
  • 97-Year-Old Iraqi Dies 6 Months After Marrying Young Girl

    01/31/2014 1:43:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014
    a 97-year-old Iraqi man who hit headlines last year for marrying a young girl died at his home in the Arab country nearly six months after his latest marriage. Musli Mohammed Al Majmai triggered controversy in Iraq and other countries when he wedded a girl who was nearly 70 years younger than him. Two of his grandsons wedded on the same day in their home province of Saladin north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad in July 2013. Newspapers said Al Majmai had 325 children, grand children and great grand children.
  • Iraqi Catholic Leader Asks West: 'If They Kill Us All, Will You Do Something Then?'

    12/16/2013 6:06:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/15/13 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Warning that a Middle East empty of Christians would be “just like the Taliban,” Iraq’s most senior Catholic leader pointedly called on the West to show greater concern for suffering Christians in the region. “We feel forgotten and isolated,” said Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church. “We sometimes wonder, if they kill us all, what would be the reaction of Christians in the West? Would they do something then?” Sako made clear he’s not asking for a mobilization “to protect Christians,” but rather Western efforts to support “harmonious societies for all human beings”, based on...
  • US Vet Fighting With Syrian Rebels Got Full Disability Pay, His Dad Says

    03/13/2013 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/12/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Eric Harroun is an Arizona native who rioted with rebels in Cairo and fought in Syria for Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al Nusra. **SNIP** Harroun's descent into Islamic fanaticism seems to have begun sometime after his discharge from the military. With seemingly no way to pursue his lifelong dream of being a soldier, he fell in with two Iraqi brothers, Maadh and Hayder Ibrahim, who he met while attending Pima Community College in Tucson, and began to identify himself as a Muslim, according to people who know him.
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Iraqi Refugee Bombs AZ Social Security Office, MSM Remains Silent

    12/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday morning, an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ -- the mainstream media remains silent. The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt. But reports indicate the explosion "was heard and felt all over the area." The suspect in the bombing, Abdullatif Aldosary is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Coolidge, AZ. He is in police custody. For reasons unreported, Aldosary had raised the Department of Homeland Security's attention a number of times throughout the last two years, and he...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED

    12/02/2012 6:34:37 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 2 | Patrick Poole
    UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI Phoenix field office (who is not authorized to speak on behalf of the FBI office) that it is highly unlikely that Aldosary will be charged with any terrorism offense. While they are internally treating it like a domestic terrorism investigation, including looking at if he had any help constructing the explosive device, the FBI is saying very little and and will prosecute this as a simple explosives and arson case because of “the political sensitivities involved”. Original Post: The typically quiet town of Casa Grande, Arizona was...
  • US: Iraqi audit points to huge money laundering

    10/30/2012 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2012 | ADAM SCHRECK
    The U.S. Special Inspector General in Baghdad fear 41.6 billion ( U.S. tax dollars ) is now leaving (funneled out) of country per year...
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • Rezko Buddy Plans Iraqi Parliament Run (Chicago Way travels)

    12/13/2009 9:22:17 PM PST · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 440+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12-13-09 | Steve Bryant
    How do you say "corruption" in Arabic? A college pal of Tony Rezko who was accused of embezzlement, jailed in Iraq's Green Zone, and then escaped from prison and fled to Jordan is now running for a seat in Iraq's parliament, reports USA Today. Aiham Alsammarae, a dual U.S.-Iraqi citizen who attended the Illinois Institute of Technology with Rezko -- and who helped raise part of Rezko's $8.5 million bail -- was appointed to run the electricity ministry in 2003 after Saddam Hussein's ouster. During his tenure, a Rezko-owned company won a $50 million contract from Alsammarae's ministry. The deal...
  • Girl spent 8 hours beneath bodies in French Alps (update to yesterday's story)

    09/06/2012 3:43:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Immobilized with fear, a 4-year-old British girl huddled for eight hours beneath the legs of her slain mother in the back of a car filled with corpses on a remote Alpine road — all while French investigators stood nearby, unaware the girl was there.
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/iraqi-national-pleads-guilty-to-23-count-terrorism-indictment-in-kentucky Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 41 replies · 1,683+ views
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • NYC bomb plot terrorist free to bomb again

    03/06/2009 12:01:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,777+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2009 | James Simpson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that Khalid Al-Jawary, a dangerous Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist convicted of a 1973 New York City bomb plot and implicated in multiple terrorist attacks spanning two decades, was deported to Sudan. He had served only half of his thirty year sentence. Recently declassified information additionally reveals that Al-Jawary got help from New York's Iraqi diplomatic mission in communicating with his PLO masters. In March of 1973, Al-Jawary and possible accomplices planted three powerful car bombs: two along 5th Avenue near Israeli-owned banks, and one at Kennedy Airport. Timed to explode upon...