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  • Ottawa attack: MPs fashioned spears while Harper whisked into closet

    10/25/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 10/23/14 | Steven Chase
    Stephen Harper spent about 15 minutes hidden in a Parliament Hill closet after a gunman stormed Centre Block where he and the rest of the Conservative caucus were guarded by MPs who’d fashioned sharp spears from flagpoles, sources say. After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, members of Parliament snapped close to 15 flagpoles to make weapons. Some positioned themselves on risers that flanked doors, ready to attack an assailant.
  • 12 Straight Years of Liberal Governments made Canada a rat’s nest for Jihadists

    10/24/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Too bad part of Trudeau’s being “authentic” and “being yourself” includes his hanging out at Mosques. Any day now Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be blamed by the lib-left and their running dog media hacks for this week’s terrorist attacks in Ottawa and Quebec. That’s because the lib-left, who always throw politics rather than effective stopgap measures at Islamic terrorism—which they refuse even to name—will move quickly to blame the terrorist attacks on Canada’s participation in the current combat mission in Iraq. The lib-left will do this even though there is documented proof on the books that terrorists in droves...
  • Peter King: New York Times Smearing of Police Helps Inspire Lone Wolf Jihadists

    10/24/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Asked to comment on the recent ax attack in NYC by an apparent lone wolf jihadist that left a rookie cop critically injured, Republican congressman Peter King had some very tough words for the New York Times. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, King condemned the Times for having "smeared" the police and spread the feeling that "the police are an occupying force, that they're profiling Muslims, they're going after Muslims." According to King, deranged lone wolves like the ax attacker are prone to respond and be inspired by such talk. View the video here.
  • Obama Has Ignored Domestic Jihadist Attacks For Years

    10/23/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama says he’s “shaken” by this week’s violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist. He immediately phoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer support and “solidarity.” He vowed to “remain vigilant.” Too bad Obama didn’t show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim terrorists on our soil. And I’m not just talking about the “workplace violence” of jihadist Nidal Hasan, whose Koran-inspired Fort Hood rampage took the lives of 13 American servicemen and servicewomen and one unborn baby. An entire parade of infidel-hating fanatics targeted U.S. soldiers long...
  • Terrorists leave a mark on defenseless, it-can’t-happen-here Canada

    10/23/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/23/14 | Doug Book
    On Monday, Muslim convert Martin Rouleau ran down 2 members of the Canadian military, killing one and injuring another before he was shot and killed by police. Yesterday a second Muslim convert and terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed a soldier outside of the Parliament building in Ottawa before sauntering inside to wound a number of MPs. Countless other members of the Canadian government had “…barricaded themselves behind doors reinforced with furniture.” “It’s terrifying to think how high the body count may have been if not for the courage of Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. The former Mountie is being widely praised as a...
  • Is Islam a destructive force in the world? [O'Reilly]

    10/07/2014 8:54:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly
    Is Islam a destructive force in the world?
  • FBI Identifies 'Jihadi John'

    09/26/2014 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    FBI Director James Comey said the agency has identified the ISIS executioner who beheaded American journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and British aid worker John Haines. Comey would not identify the executioner’s nationality or identity to the media, though you’ll remember he spoke with a British accent in the videos. The man, dubbed ‘Jihadi John,’ is one of four British jihadis known as the ‘Beatles’ that are currently holding hostages in Syria.  The Daily Mail has more details: British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond revealed intelligence agencies were closing the net on Jihadi John. Hammond, who just ten days ago admitted...
  • Hamas Jihadists Who Murdered Three Jewish Schoolboys Have Been Eliminated

    09/23/2014 1:29:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | September 23, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    The savages have been dealt with killed during capture attempt. No prisoner exchanges for these slaughterers.
  • Liberals would welcome jihadi fighters back to Canada

    09/14/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Justin Trudeau is beyond the stage of simply being a joke. A Liberal government led by Junior and sympathetic to terrorists would be dangerous On June 19, 2014, Bill C-24 received Royal Assent and was passed into law. Referred to as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, the provisions are coming into force on staggered dates. Some of the amendments to the Citizenship Act took place immediately, some on Aug. 1, and others will come in on dates set by the Governor-in-Council.
  • The Obama Administration Policies That Jihadists Are Using To Legally Immigrate To America

    09/04/2014 5:49:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9-4-14 | Mike Snyder
    According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, "the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U.S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012." And this rise in Islamic immigration has been accelerated by a series of moves by Barack Obama. For example, earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported on a decision by the Obama administration to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country by the end of this year… U.S. plans to resettle thousands of Syrians displaced by their country's civil...
  • Austria: Imam says Muslims join Islamic State because of “Islamophobia”

    09/10/2014 4:20:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/8/2014 | Robert Spencer
    He says that “these young people do not see themselves as being part of this [Western] society: they were not brought up to blend in in a positive way.” Whose fault is that? Imams all over Europe preach against assimilation and integration.Then he adds: “There is also some discrimination and indirect persecution against Islam and Muslims that is defined here as ‘Islamophobia.'” And this is why Muslims join the Islamic State, you see — because they are victims of non-Muslim injustice. Here again we see the ever-recurring phenomenon: Islamic supremacists never, ever take responsibility for their own actions, but always...
  • The Nice ISIS Jihadist Next Door

    09/10/2014 3:21:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every week another lad or lass from St. Louis, Toronto or Sydney makes the trip through Turkey to the Islamic State. A reporter dispatched by a local paper to talk to the neighbors scribbles down the same recollections about how nice and normal Jihad Joe or Jihad Jane was.Classmates remember a loud partier or a shy student. Neighbors mention that everything seemed normal until those last few years when he began wearing a robe and she began wearing a burka.The Somali and Algerian immigrants, the German and American converts, the black burkas and dyed beards, headed into the dying summer...
  • Hate for sale as Muslim flag adopted by jihadists goes to auction at Sydney mosque

    09/08/2014 9:17:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 08, 2014 | Miles Godfrey and Leigh van den Broeke
    Flag bearing IS symbol auctioned at Sydney mosque •Boy, 15, posts pictures online and says he’ll fight Assad •Fred Nile calls for ban on flag throughout Australia ... PREMIER Mike Baird said the Islamic State flag could be banned across NSW. His stance follows footage of one of the flags, which is linked to the barbaric terrorist organisation, being auctioned in front of families and young children in Sydney. “That is something we will consider and work with community groups about but we can’t have the position where you are seeing any activity that is promoting terrorism, supporting terrorism,” Mr...
  • Why So Many Jihadists Come From Belgium

    09/05/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/05/2014 | Ben Winsor
    A group wearing T-shirts reading "Stop Islamization" protest during a demonstration in Brussels on Sept. 11, 2007, regarding what some believe as the Islamization of Europe.As more than a thousand Westerners have joined the conflict in Iraq and Syria, the most per-capita have come from Belgium, according to an analysis by Business Insider.Between 250 and 400 jihadists in the area are thought to have come from the small European nation, which has a population of 11 million.Although the trend may seem surprising from a highly developed state known for waffles and EU bureaucracy, a closer look at Belgium's fractured society shows this may have been...
  • Video: UK takes steps to keep British jihadists from returning

    09/02/2014 5:43:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Can the UK protect itself from the danger presented by its citizens returning after fighting for ISIS — perhaps to continue the war at home? Prime Minister David Cameron believes that British security forces have the authority to take temporary steps to block their return, but wants Parliament to pass a law granting more permanent power to impose a de facto exile on British nationals who fight for ISIS and other terror groups:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday temporary enhanced powers for police designed to keep Islamist extremists in Britain from traveling...
  • Conservatives raise call to strip jihadists of US citizenship, as Ted Cruz pushes exile

    08/31/2014 6:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/31/14 | Kellan Howell
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, told a crowd of 3,000 at a conservative summit in Dallas that Americans fighting with Islamic State militants should be exiled from the country saying, “we need to not let into this country any American who is fighting with ISIS.” But some conservative politicians say that banishing American jihadists doesn’t go far enough, and that those who leave the country to fight for militant groups like the Islamic State, Hamas, or al Qaeda should be stripped of their citizenship. On Friday, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in...
  • UK terrorist threat level raised to 'severe', Theresa May says

    08/29/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 August 2014
    The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says. The new alert level means an attack on the UK is "highly likely", although Mrs May said there was no intelligence to suggest an attack was "imminent". It is the second highest of five possible UK threat levels.
  • UK- Paedophile gang's abuse lasted 16 YEARS - authorities feared being labelled racist

    08/29/2014 12:44:09 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Mirror ^ | Aug 26, 2014 22:43 | Lucy Thornton
    Social worker chiefs, police and council bosses ignored the plight of child victims as 1,400 young victims as young as 11 were targeted.Raped, beaten and abused by paedophiles, child victims of the vile monsters deserved the full support from the authorities whose job was to protect them.[snip] As the report highlights the majority of the perpetrators, though not exclusively, were of Pakistani heritage. All of them will have been brought up in Muslim households.[snip]Prof Jay’s report said almost all the offenders were of Pakistani heritage but not all the victims were young white girls. And senior people in the council...
  • How Muslims Think-July 28, 2014

    07/28/2014 7:13:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | Arieh Eldad
    I was instrumental in establishing the “Israeli National Skin Bank”, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations. This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery. This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza, who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her. Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of...
  • ISIS Jihadists Seize Fourth Century Christian Monastery, Expel Monks

    07/24/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2014 | Frances Martel
    The purge of Christians from northern Iraq continues under the hands of the Sunni jihadist group, the Islamic State--formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). ISIS militants seized the famous Mar Behnam or St. Behnam monastery this week, a fourth century Christian landmark, and forced monks to leave immediately. According to the Agence France-Presse, the monastery, a famous landmark of early Christianity, is now fully in the hands of ISIS jihadists ... The monastery itself is one of the oldest monuments in the history of Christianity
  • Calgary mom targeted by jihadist blogger after her radicalized son killed in Syria

    07/21/2014 10:46:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | July 21, 2014 | Reid Southwick
    Chris Boudreau has been reeling for months after learning her son died fighting with a terrorist group overseas. Now, a self-proclaimed jihadist is urging the Calgary mother to embrace an extremist ideology she suspects was used to brainwash her son. On his blog, Abu Dujana al-Muhajir claims he was among a group of young men who left Calgary to join “various fronts of Jihad” after forming a study group at a downtown mosque. Damian Clairmont, Boudreau’s son who was also part of the group, was later killed during rebel infighting in Syria. Clairmont’s death devastated and confounded his mother, who...
  • Protect Our Borders from Syria and Iraq Jihadists

    07/19/2014 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 9 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Why should people who take a bus or Tube train in London be in fear for their lives from a bomb attack? Is it right that air passengers should be afraid of terror threats when they board a plane and also be subjected to continuous disruptions for the same reason? Every day we hear news of more young Muslims – often born and bread in the UK but not “British” in any true sense of the word – travelling to Iraq and Syria to join groups fighting in a jihad (Islamic holy war) to establish an Islamic state over...
  • Not Moderate, Not Radical: Just Islam

    07/12/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/14 | Victor Sharpe
    The irrevocable Islamic and Koranic injunction upon all Muslims is to wage relentless war against any non-Muslim nation state that exists within what Islam decrees as the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam). Wherever the Muslim foot has trod triumphal in the name of Allah, that territory is considered eternally Islamic land. If it is lost, then it enters the Dar al-Harb (the House of War) and must be retaken and the population either forcibly converted to Islam, forced into dhimmi degradation, or exterminated.
  • New border risk: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords

    07/07/2014 12:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2014 | Andrew J. Ireland
    Expert warns Middle East turmoil could sting U.S. WASHINGTON – A top U.S. Defense Department analyst under President Bush says ISIS, the Islamic jihadists creating a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and beyond, could use the Mexican border to infiltrate America, and it could happen “sooner rather than later.” At a time when thousands are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally each day, the risks might never be higher, said Michael Maloof, now a senior staff writer for WND and expert on the Middle East. He said there are risks to the economy and the nation’s health. And he warned the Iraq...
  • MS-13 gang members and jihadists let in over the border as children

    07/07/2014 7:07:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/14 | Judi McLeod
    Not all of the tens of thousands of border rushers flooding the U.S. sleep with teddybears; not many of them would stand in awe at the appearance of border greeter Nancy Pelosi, and some would never be mollified by the lollipops distributed by Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
  • Iraq Jihadists in the UK

    06/25/2014 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri It's always been obvious that the problem of "British" jihadists coming back from Syria - and now Iraq too - to become terrorists here is not going to go away. The UK government, with its phobia of "Islamophobia", cannot possibly solve it. From "Iraq crisis: ISIS militants threaten UK, says Cameron": David Cameron has warned of the threat to the UK if an "extreme Islamist regime" is created in central Iraq. He said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters threatening the government in Baghdad were also plotting terror...
  • California university professors unite with convicted terrorists

    06/20/2014 10:59:26 AM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 19, 2014 | Martha
    Taxpayers money was recently used by a delegation of California academics and one labor activist to pay for a unity meeting with convicted terrorists.
  • ISIS's Secret Allies

    06/13/2014 8:52:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 13 Jun 14 | Jacob Siegel
    All eyes have been on ISIS as the jihadist group, in a matter of days, cut Iraq in half and declared its own state in the cities it captured. With fewer than 10,000 fighters ISIS forced the retreat of the better-armed Iraqi army forces many times its size. Their incredible success on the battlefield has fed into a growing lore about the group: the small band of fanatics that can take down a country. The truth is more basic and it's something ISIS doesn't want to admit--they weren't acting alone. It wasn't having God on their side that let ISIS...
  • Suicide bomber killed in Iraq part of wider jihadi base in Calgary

    06/05/2014 10:15:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jun 04, 2014
    Salman Ashrafi, killed in 2013 suicide attack, lived in same building as 4 other extremist fighters. Homegrown extremism abroad has a new face, and CBC News has learned it belongs to yet another Calgary man, a development that points to the West as a hotbed for exporting jihadis. His name is Salman Ashrafi, and when the Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) released images of him last month following a double suicide bombing in Iraq in November that killed 46 people, he was celebrated in a martryrdom notice. Only then, he was known as Abu Abdullah...
  • Canada’s young men joining foreign jihad: Are we doing enough to stop it?

    06/05/2014 8:55:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jun 05, 2014 | Nazim Baksh, Adrienne Arsenault
    More public outreach in Canada urged as European countries sound alarm on Syria recruitment. An alarming number of radicalized Canadians are joining foreign jihadi groups abroad, prompting calls for intervention as other Western nations boost efforts to stop their citizens from waging attacks at home or on foreign soil. CBC News has learned of as many as two dozen Calgarians who, in the last two years, departed for Syria to join extremist rebel groups. France intercepted four people suspected of trying to recruit militants to fight in Syria last week, following the arrest of a French citizen who joined a...
  • Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls

    05/10/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | May 8, 2014 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Boko Haram .."Non-Muslim Teaching Is Forbidden"... But little attention has been paid to the group's formal Arabic name: Jam'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da'wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as "The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War." That's a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative. The kidnapping of the schoolgirls throws into bold relief a central part of what the jihadists...
  • Muslim Leaders Slam 9/11 Museum's Unflattering Portrayal of Al Qaeda as "Deeply Offensive"

    04/23/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 48 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/23/14 | Aurelius
    The National September 11 Memorial Museum will be showing a film called “The Rise of Al Qaeda” when it opens next month. The film tries to explain the roots of the terrible attacks and why radical Islamists killed so many people that terrible day. In an attempt to get feedback from the Muslim community on the film, which portrays Al Qaeda as radical Islamists who were on a jihad against the United States, the museum showed “The Rise of Al Qaeda” to an “interfaith advisory group of clergy members.” This group included Muslim leaders. After seeing the short film, which...
  • Interfaith Panel Denounces a 9/11 Museum Exhibit’s Portrayal of Islam

    04/23/2014 10:24:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2014 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    Past the towering tridents that survived the World Trade Center collapse, adjacent to a gallery with photographs of the 19 hijackers, a brief film at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum will seek to explain to visitors the historical roots of the attacks. The film, “The Rise of Al Qaeda,” refers to the terrorists as Islamists who viewed their mission as a jihad. The NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who narrates the film, speaks over images of terrorist training camps and Qaeda attacks spanning decades. Interspersed with his voice are explanations of the ideology of the terrorists, rendered in...
  • Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

    04/23/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda. A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants... In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya’s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used...
  • Al-Qaida runs own travel agency in Latin American

    08/24/2004 6:59:03 AM PDT · by watchout · 7 replies · 409+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 24, 2004 | 9-11 commission
    Al-Qaida runs own travel agency 9-11 panel report says Latin American service helps terrorists get to U.S. While there likely aren't any posters depicting exotic destinations on the wall, an al-Qaida travel agency operates in Latin America to help terrorists enter the U.S., the 9-11 commission reports. The revelation was part of the panel's final report issued Saturday as the commission formally disbanded. The global terror network operates a travel service that uses human smugglers as tools, reported Agence France-Presse. "There are uncorroborated law-enforcement reports suggesting that associates of al-Qaida used smugglers in Latin America to travel through the region...
  • Pace: Danger brewing in Latin America

    09/22/2006 2:18:37 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 11 replies · 619+ views
    Military.com ^ | September 22, 2006 | Agence France-Presse
    The US military's top general warned Friday that forces unfriendly to the United States are brewing in the Americas, arguing that "together we need to do something about it." General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, singled out Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez who this week attacked President George W. Bush as the "devil" in a speech to the UN General Assembly. "There have been increases in government actions that are not friendly to us," Pace said in a question-and-answer session with Pentagon employees. "President Chavez is clearly not a friend to the United States." He said it...
  • On Latinos Converting to Islam (Barf Bag Suggested)

    02/20/2007 7:25:55 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies · 653+ views
    Muslim Bridges . Org ^ | 20 February 2007 | Muslim Bridges
    Why [are] so many young Muslims are falling in love with Latinos, getting married, forming wonderful families, and integrating together with such harmony and positive contributions to each other? Why many Hispanics become Muslims, and why many who are not Muslims, give their children Islamic names (like Omar, Fatima, Salma, Ismael, ...), loving the Islamic culture and art, and integrating it in their homes (arches, patio gardens at the center of the homes, tile roofs, even cooking traditional Muslim meals like Paaia? Many women (especially in Mexico) are empowered by the Islamic Rights and keep their last name after marriage!...
  • Iran's influence in Latin America worries U.S.

    05/07/2008 8:01:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 89+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 5/8/08 | reuteurs
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is making allies in Latin America to counter Washington's traditional influence in the region and could use them to threaten U.S. security, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday
  • US fears 'disastrous' links in Latin America with Islamic militants

    01/17/2008 12:29:55 AM PST · by americanophile · 6 replies · 185+ views
    AFP.com ^ | January 17, 2008 | Agence France-Presse
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A top US military commander said Wednesday he fears a "disastrous" linkup between drug traffickers and radical Islamists in Latin America, where he said Iran wields growing influence. "I fear greatly that the connectivity between narcoterrorism and Islamic radical terrorism could be disastrous in this region," Admiral James Stavridis, head of the US Southern Command, told a conference on Latin America. "What I worry about in this region with outside actors coming into it is the potential for those streams to cross, if you will, for the fuel of narcoterrorism to become engaged in Islamic radicalism here...
  • Britain’s Jihadists Within

    04/19/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 16 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri Some of the “freedom fighters” who are at war against the evil tyrant Assad in Syria, the “rebels” whom both Obama and Cameron wanted to help, have now been re-classified as “the biggest threat to Britain's security” and a “greater threat than al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan”. The British Home Office identifies Syria as “the most significant development in global terrorism.” More than half of anti-terror investigations by the UK security service MI5 involve “Britons” who went to fight in Syria. Charles Farr - the Home Office’s terror chief -...
  • "Yes Minister", St. Edward’s And The Empty Peace (Yes, Minister Flashback)

    04/11/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Sarah Honig ^ | Sarah Honig
    No devotee of Yes Minister, yesteryear’s BBC’s classic, can forget St. Edward’s Hospital – that spanking new cutting edge facility that had no patients or medical personnel. Nonetheless, St. Edward’s hustled and bustled, a veritable hive of activity and creative energy. For 15-months since its much-ballyhooed inauguration, an administrative staff of 500 bureaucrats filled the hospital’s offices, pushed papers and generated red tape. Sounds exaggerated? A bit over-the-top for real life? Not really. John Kerry’s peace project, for example, replicates the parody’s blueprints with mind-blowing precision. It is for diplomacy what St. Edward’s was for health care – an incredible...
  • Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America

    04/11/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-11-14 | Erik Hayden
    Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program. our editor recommends Al Jazeera America: Can Oil Money Buy Relevance for the Controversial Network? CNN's Jeff Zucker: Larry King/Piers Morgan-Style Interview Shows 'No Longer Viable' MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Must Again Face Partnership Lawsuit Inside Roger Ailes' Fox News Suite (Photos) CNN Announces Primetime Lineup, New Shows...
  • Hezbollah: Danger to Syria’s president eliminated

    04/06/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 3:37 PM EDT
    The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, the leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper. In an interview with daily newspaper As-Safir, Hassan Nasrallah also said the threat of bombings in Lebanon “has dropped considerably” because of the “measures adopted along the Lebanese-Syrian border.” …
  • (faces of the enemy) Jihad Selfies: These British Extremists in Syria Love Social Media

    04/04/2014 12:29:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    Vice ^ | Dec 5 2013 | By Aris Roussinos
    After being publicly sacked by al Qaeda leader Aymann al-Zawahiri and accidentally beheading a fighter from one of their main allies in Syria, it’s fair to say the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)’s PR campaign has suffered in recent weeks. So, like any half decent group of militant extremists, they obviously want to address this slip. Unfortunately, a traditional media outreach is very difficult for them, given ISIS’s policy of kidnapping journalists. So they've turned, like many before them, to social media. Over the past few weeks, foreign fighters from ISIS and their subgroup the Muhajireen Brigade have been...
  • Egyptian Islamists Murder Young Christian, After Dragging Her From Car

    04/02/2014 7:47:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Eyewitnesses have given a harrowing account of the murder in Cairo of a young Coptic Christian woman, hauled out of her car and beaten and stabbed to death by a Muslim mob, apparently targeted because of a cross hanging from her rear-view mirror. The incident occurred in the Cairo suburb of Ain Shams after mosque prayer services on Friday, ... 25-year-old Mary Sameh George was attacked in her car near a church, where she planned to deliver medicine to an ill and elderly woman. Protestors climbed onto her car, collapsing the roof, then hauled her from the vehicle, beating and...
  • DON'T LET DICTATORS CONTROL THE INTERNET: KEEP THE WEB FREE

    04/01/2014 10:03:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    ACLJ ^ | April 1 2014 | ACLJ
    The Obama Administration is giving up American control over the Internet, handing over its most important technical functions to a “multinational” body – perhaps even the U.N. But do we want Russia or China influencing whether we can create websites? Do we want the U.N. controlling key aspects of the world’s most powerful mode of communication – our free speech? America has kept the Internet free. Don’t let our nation sign over our freedom to dictators.
  • Kenya legalises polygamy without wife's consent

    03/22/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Friday, March 21, 2014 | Peter Martell
    Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person. The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the husband's choice, but male members of parliament overcame party divisions to push through a text that dropped this clause. "When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on...
  • Muslims Slaughter 400 People In Killing Fields And Impregnate 3000 Women

    03/22/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Wahlid Shoebat ^ | 3/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Syria have butchered 400 people in mass killing fields, and have also impregnated 3000 women through sex jihad. We have learned this information through our Middle East contact Sister Hatune Dogan, who we partnered with in order to rescue Christians in Syria and Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. “Abd Alluhud tells his story driving to his farm, taking the regular route near Idlib and what he sees was so horrific; hundreds of bodies on the side of the road, all decapitated”, so reports Sister Hatune Dogan to Shoebat.com after she came back from her mission to aid Christians in...
  • Burned Georgia Tech Student Dies From Injuries (Iranian Grad Student Was Making Molotov Firebombs)

    03/12/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Alexis Stevens
    Burned Georgia Tech student dies from injuries The Georgia Tech graduate student burned over 90 percent of his body last month died Thursday, the Institute said. Saamer Akhshabi was burned in a Feb. 4 explosion inside his apartment, where investigators found a suspected Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene. Akhshabi, 26, was transported in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died early Thursday, Georgia Tech shared with the campus. "We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident," Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech,...
  • Syria jihadists lay down rules for Christians

    02/26/2014 7:05:49 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 26 February 2014
    A jihadist group in Syria said Wednesday that Christians in the city of Raqa will have to pay taxes and hold religious rituals behind closed doors, under a set of rules. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed 12 rules which made up an "agreement" with Christians in the northern city to provide "protection." ... Christians must pay a "jiziyeh" tax, as imposed in early Islam on non-Muslim subjects. ... also demands Christians "do not put on display a cross or anything from their book, anywhere on Muslims' path or markets" and that they should not "use...