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  • Pope’s Imam Demands Global Blasphemy Law

    10/30/2020 9:48:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 30, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope’s Imam Demands Global Blasphemy Law Nice jihad: Bishops mum on Islam's teaching on mocking Muhammad NICE, France (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis' Muslim dialogue partner Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb has demanded an international law banning criticizing or insulting Islam — a day before three Catholics were slaughtered in Nice's Notre-Dame Basilica.  Brazilian-born Simone Barreto Silva, killed in Notre-Dame Al-Tayyeb, who signed the Abu Dhabi Human Fraternity pact with Pope Francis, said the republication of Muhammad cartoons by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in early September were "an explicit act of hostility" against Islam and its prophet. "Cartoons insulting our great prophet, which are...
  • Jihadi-wannabe student, 26, is jailed for three years after being caught with al-Qaeda guide making 'a bomb in your mother's kitchen' on his phone

    10/29/2020 11:40:22 PM PDT · by xomething · 3 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10/16/2020 | katie feehan
    Salim Youssoufi had made copies of different editions of al-Qaeda magazine The 26-year-old Italian national downloaded material in Italy prior to UK arrival West Midlands Police found 'dangerous' material still on his phone once in UK One article in the magazine detailed creating machine with rolling blades to 'mow down enemies of Allah' which was called 'The ultimate mowing machine.' He was jailed for three years at Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of four offences of possessing documentation containing terrorist information A former student caught with al-Qaeda magazines on his phone including 'how to make a bomb in...
  • Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

    10/29/2020 9:03:55 PM PDT · by xomething · 13 replies
    apnews ^ | 10/28/2020 | Lori Hinnant and Daniel Cole
    NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday... The attack in Mediterranean city of Nice was the third in less than two months that French authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, ... Thursday’s attacker was seriously wounded by police and hospitalized in life-threatening condition after the killings at the Notre Dame Basilica... President Emmanuel Macron said he would immediately increase the number of soldiers deployed to protect schools and religious sites from around 3,000 to 7,000. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor...
  • Boko Haram’s new video shows missing Plateau pastor

    10/29/2020 8:46:15 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    vanguardngr ^ | 10/29/2020 | Luminous Jannamike
    Boko Haram has released a new video showing Rev Polycarp Zango, a pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau State, who reportedly went missing penultimate Monday. The cleric was abducted on October 19, while travelling to Gombe State for a conference. According to an online medium, Sahara Reporters, a video from the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, has confirmed his abduction. In the video, Rev Zango, who spoke in eloquent Hausa, introduced himself as a cleric at COCIN LCC Wild Life Park, in the Plateau state capital. He revealed that he was in...
  • Police prevent Turks from "doing battle" in Armenian community bastion (France)

    10/29/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by xomething · 7 replies
    lefigaro.fr ^ | 10/29/2020 | Le Figaro avec AFP
    The police intervened Wednesday evening to prevent "several dozen" members of the Turkish community "to do battle" with Armenians in Décines-Charpieu, a bastion of this diaspora in France, announced Thursday October 29th. Prefecture. A large police force, with around a hundred men, was put in place "with the aim of restoring republican order" in this suburban town of Lyon which houses the Armenian genocide memorial. Nineteen vehicles were checked and the identity of all the protagonists was noted. Twitter: Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians."Calm returned at 11 p.m., two hours...
  • Guard stabbed with 'sharp tool' at Saudi French Consulate with suspect arrested

    10/29/2020 3:59:55 AM PDT · by xomething · 2 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 10/29/2020 | Tanveer Mann
    The attack comes just hours after a woman was beheaded and two others killed in the French city of Nice A man has been arrested after attacking a guard with a 'sharp tool' in Saudi Arabia. The attack took place at the French Consulate in Jeddah. According to reports, the man used a "sharp tool" to stab the guard. The attack comes just hours after a woman was beheaded and two others killed in the French city of Nice.
  • Man tries to attack police and is shot dead in Avignon

    10/29/2020 3:52:40 AM PDT · by xomething · 15 replies
    7sur7.be ^ | 10/29/2020 | Redaction
    An individual equipped with a knife would have tried to attack the police in the street this Thursday in Avignon, only a few hours after the terrible attack in Nice, according to Europe 1. The attacker would have shouted “Allah Akbar” and threatened the officials before being shot. The suspect succumbed to his injuries. An investigation is underway. (google translate)
  • The Collapse of ISIS: Terrorist Group Sees 60% Drop in Casualties, over 70% Drop in Beheadings in Trump Era

    10/29/2020 3:10:49 AM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2020 | Frances Martel
    When the Pew Research Center asked registered voters in summer 2016 what the top issues influencing their votes were, 80 percent said that terrorism was “very important,” more than any issue but the economy. In summer 2020, the issue wasn’t even on the list. The tenure of President Donald Trump has proven catastrophic for what was, at the time of his inauguration, considered the most dangerous terrorist organization on the planet: the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), which had split from its parent group al-Qaeda with only two years left to the Obama administration and established its “caliphate” on June 29, 2014....
  • Nice: the toll rises to three dead, the national anti-terrorism prosecutor opens an investigation

    10/29/2020 2:51:50 AM PDT · by xomething · 4 replies
    Le Parisien ^ | 10/29/2020 | Par A.S. avec J-M.D.
    The attack took place in the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice. Emmanuel Macron must go there at the end of the morning. A man attacked several people this Thursday morning at his Notre-Dame basilica in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes). Three people died in this attack. The anti-terrorism prosecution was seized. The attack, which occurred around 9 a.m., also left several injured. The assailant was arrested and shot and wounded. According to our information, he was taken to hospital. After the fact, he tried to hide in the church bathroom. According to Christian Estrosi, the mayor of the city, it is the same modus...
  • Knife attack in Nice: 2 dead, perpetrator arrested

    10/29/2020 2:39:33 AM PDT · by xomething · 9 replies
    voltage.fr ^ | 10/29/2020 | Etienne Escuer, Iris Mazzacurati
    A knife attack occurred this Thursday, October 29 in Nice. A man attacked several people this Thursday morning around 9 am, inside the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice. A first assessment shows two dead - a man and a woman - and several wounded, including one very seriously. He would have taken refuge, wounded, in a cafe in front of the basilica. One of the two victims was said to have had his throat cut. The alleged perpetrator has been arrested, he is injured, announces the mayor of the city, Christian Estrosi. A crisis unit has been activated at the Ministry...
  • ISIS Magazine Publishes Photo of French Teacher’s Head, Calls for More Attacks on Free Expression

    10/29/2020 12:04:41 AM PDT · by xomething · 11 replies
    Homeland Security Today ^ | 10/19/2020 | Bridget Johnson
    A new issue of the ISIS magazine that in recent weeks encouraged the murder of those accused of blasphemy contains a full-page graphic urging more attacks and showing the severed head of the French teacher killed Friday. Samuel Paty, 47, received death threats on social media after his recent class studying freedom of expression in the context of the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoons. The history teacher had asked Muslim students to leave the room before he showed the caricatures so that they would not be offended. One Muslim student stayed and told her parents, who filed a complaint against Paty;...
  • Car bomb blast in Somali capital kills 2

    10/28/2020 9:06:43 PM PDT · by xomething · 9 replies
    aa.com.tr ^ | 10/27/2020 | Mohammed Dhaysane
    5 others, including soldiers, also wounded in attack targeting district commissioner At least two people were killed and five wounded, including soldiers, Tuesday when a car bomb blast targeted an official in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said. The bomb attack went off near the Sinka Dher intersection in Mogadishu. “The Al-Shabaab terrorist group targeted the Kahda district commissioner with a car bomb blast killing two people and wounding five others, including soldiers and the Kahda district spy chief,” Abdifatah Hassan, a police captain in Mogadishu, told Anadolu Agency. Speaking to Anadolu Agency by phone, Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo, a Somali...
  • 2 terrorists get death sentences for multiple attacks including 2015 Mali hotel slaughter that killed 20

    10/28/2020 8:57:21 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 10/28/2020 | joseph wilkinson
    Two Islamic extremist terrorists were sentenced to death Wednesday in Mali for carrying out one terror attack and planning two others, including the 2015 hostage crisis in which two gunmen killed 20 people at a hotel. Fawaz Ould Ahmed and Sadou Chaka pleaded guilty and expressed no remorse for the three attacks, French news agency AFP reported. Ould Ahmed, a Mauritian national, said he was personally responsible for a March 2015 attack where he shot five people at a restaurant in the Malian capital of Bamako, according to Reuters. Ould Ahmed and Chaka are best known, however, for planning the...
  • The Christian Sawan did not blaspheme against Muhammad: they released him after 7 years in prison and a looted neighborhood

    10/28/2020 8:06:53 PM PDT · by xomething · 7 replies
    Who will return the Christian Sawan Masih's 7 years of life in prison under threat of execution? In 2014 Sawan Masih was sentenced to death in Lahore, Pakistan, because a "friend" accused him of having blasphemed against Muhammad. He has spent this time on death row, from the age of 31 to 38, in an appeal process that has finally led to his acquittal in the Lahore High Court, in Punjab, this past October 5. He has already been released. Sawan Masih is a health worker, his wife is named Sobia and they have three children (16-year-old Noor, 14-year-old Saim...
  • Gunmen Invade Home in Middle of Night, Abduct American Missionary in West Africa

    10/28/2020 7:40:57 PM PDT · by xomething · 8 replies
    faithwire ^ | 10/28/2020 | Andrea Morris
    An American missionary was abducted in the middle of the night by six gunmen armed with assault rifles in southern Niger close to the border with Nigeria on Tuesday. WATCH: Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter According to the Daily Mail, the assailants entered the home of 27-year-old Philip Walton early Tuesday morning and demanded money. The gunmen took Walton, then tied up his wife, young daughter, and his brother.  “They were looking for money in the house but there was not enough. There were only 20,000 CFA francs ($35). After that, they left with him,” said Philip’s father, Bruce Walton. Philip Walton had been...
  • Kidnappers of American in Niger demand ransom: official

    10/28/2020 7:33:13 PM PDT · by xomething · 6 replies
    modern ghana ^ | 10/29/2020 | afp
    The gunmen who kidnapped an American citizen in southern Niger issued a ransom demand Wednesday for his release, a local official said. The hostage, Philip Walton, described as the son of a missionary living in Niger, was abducted Monday night by six men armed with Kalashnikovs on the outskirts of Massalata, a village about 10 kilometers (six miles) from the border with Nigeria. "The kidnappers phoned the man's father and demanded a ransom," said Ibrahim Abba Lele, prefect of the Birni Nkonni department, which includes Massalata. The US State Department said Tuesday it was aware of an American citizen abducted...
  • Boko Haram fighters kill pregnant woman, 5 others in Borno

    10/28/2020 7:27:42 PM PDT · by xomething · 4 replies
    PM News ^ | 10/28/2020
    Boko Haram fighters have killed a pregnant woman and five others in an attack in Damboa, Borno State. According to the civilian joint task force who confirmed the attack, 22 insurgents were killed while five soldiers died. The attack which reportedly took place on Sunday left seven others injured. The fighters stormed the town in seven gun trucks and 12 motorbikes and headed straight for the army base, residents said. Several Boko Haram fighters were also killed by Nigerian soldiers. “The army engaged the insurgents for hours after which the Boko Haram fighters ran away. The people that were killed...
  • Security guard ignored Ariana Grande concert bomber in fear he’d be called a racist

    10/28/2020 6:01:12 PM PDT · by xomething · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/28/2020 | Lee Brown
    A security guard at the 2017 Ariana Grande show where 22 fans were slaughtered has admitted having a “bad feeling” when he saw the suicide bomber minutes before the attack — but didn’t do anything because he feared being branded racist,... Kyle Lawler, then 18 and paid just $5.50 an hour, had been alerted to a suspicious-looking Salman Abedi sitting near an exit to the Manchester Arena with a big bag and dressed in heavy clothing on a hot May night, he told a public inquiry into the attack. As Lawler and a colleague watched the 22-year-old terrorist from 10...
  • 40,000 in Bangladesh Burn Macron in Effigy over France’s Crackdown on Jihad

    10/27/2020 9:13:02 PM PDT · by xomething · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/2020 | Frances Martel
    An estimated 40,000 people attended a rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday calling for a nationwide boycott of France and government policies meant to hurt the European nation in response to President Emmanuel Macron launching a campaign against radical Islamists. Macron has begun the process of shutting down jihadist groups and arresting radical Islamists in the aftermath of the murder of Samuel Paty, a schoolteacher, for showing his students satirical cartoons of Muhammad by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Macron has refused to apologize for the cartoons, as many in the Islamic world have demanded, instead announcing France would not...
  • THE CALIPHATE RETURNS ISIS taking over swathes of Africa like it did in Syria and Iraq with ‘staggeringly brutal’ tactics, Pentagon warns

    10/27/2020 5:31:32 PM PDT · by xomething · 28 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 10/27/2020 | Imogen Braddick
    ISLAMIC State is taking over swathes of Africa like it did in Syria and Iraq with "staggeringly brutal" tactics, the Pentagon has warned. According to a report from West Point, the US officer training academy, the group's expansion and regrouping on the continent shows "Islamic State is far from defeated". "By the summer of 2020, it had become resolutely clear that the Islamic State was a changed organisation, but by no means a beaten one," the report, published by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Centre, said. The Pentagon report said there has been a "marked upward curve of claimed cumulative attacks...