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  • Maricopa County Cold Case Posse Facebook Page Will Live-Stream Final Obama Birth Certificate

    12/14/2016 10:36:44 AM PST · by JimGlove · 164 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    Phoenix, Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio will hold a press conference this Thursday, December 15th at 4pm MST at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Center to provide an update and a final conclusion to the Barack Obama Birth Certificate investigation. This event will be closed but publicly streamed for all to view. If interested, please feel free to re-share this post on your own timeline. You can tune into the live stream by visiting the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Official FaceBook page at the following link: Thank you, Cold Case Posse Administration ~
  • Rent a car in Nairobi for 8 months or not?

    11/20/2015 9:14:00 PM PST · by msee · 60 replies
    I will be working in Nairobi, Kenya for 8 months starting March 2016. For the period I can rent a car for $1,200 per month, but am thinking I'd be better off buying a new car for about $8,000 and selling it when leaving. How practical is this? Thank you very much for your time and help!
  • Texas-owned private jet owned impounded in Congo

    02/20/2011 9:17:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    A private jet owned by a North Texas company has been impounded for the past 2 1/2 weeks and its passengers and crew detained by the Congolese government in central Africa, where officials say it was used to smuggle gold from rebel territories in the nation's eastern provinces. The plane was leased by Southlake Aviation, based in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth, to a subsidiary of CAMAC International, The Dallas Morning News reported in its Sunday editions. CAMAC company is owned by Kase Lawal, a Nigerian-born Houston oil tycoon an appointee of President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy...
  • Kenyan lawyer offers livestock to wed Obama's daughter

    05/26/2015 10:03:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies ^ | May 26, 2015 | AFP
    A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday. Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter. "I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time President Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old. "As a matter of fact, I haven't dated anyone since...
  • Chairman of climate change panel accused of sexual harassment

    02/22/2015 3:08:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    FT ^ | 2/21/15 | Amy Kazmin, Pilita Clark
    The chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, has pulled out of a four-day meeting of the body in Nairobi next week after being accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old employee at the New Delhi research institute he heads. **SNIP** A 29-year-old researcher, who has worked at Teri since September 2013, filed a police complaint in Delhi last week, alleging Mr Pachauri had harassed her with inappropriate emails, text messages, and unwanted advances. The Delhi Police have opened a preliminary file regarding the matter according to Indian media. In a Delhi High Court petition seeking...
  • africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    10/16/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 13 replies
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation. Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.
  • Terror attack kills 13 in Kenya as hundreds of Western tourists are evacuated under armed guard

    05/16/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Security concerns have long been high in Kenya because of its proximity to Somalia and the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, al-Shabab that operates there. In September, four al-Shabab gunmen attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, killing at least 67 people. The 1998 embassy bombing killed more than 200. Since the mall attack, Kenya has suffered numerous smaller bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenyan authorities, with the help of the FBI, also discovered a huge car bomb that could have caused massive damage. ... Terror attack kills 13 in Kenya as hundreds of Western tourists are evacuated under armed guard over safety...
  • Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear

    03/04/2014 4:58:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    CBSDC ^ | March 3, 2014 | March 3, 2014
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ. The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as “Reverend Njohi” claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be “free,” and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply. According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at...
  • Just four gunmen carried out attack on Kenyan mall that killed 60 dead and they escaped ALIVE ...

    12/11/2013 4:59:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 11, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The NYPD believe just four men may have been behind the attack on a Kenyan mall that killed more than 60 civilians in September and they all probably escaped alive. The report, released on Tuesday, contradicts many of the claims made by Kenyan authorities, who had previously said that as many as 15 attackers were involved, including possible foreign nationals, and that they held hostages. More than 60 civilians and six soldiers died in the Sept. 21 assault by terrorists from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab terror group on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The victims aged eight to 78, from 13...
  • "Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste" ... Kenya Mall Video Shows Soldiers Looting After Shooting

    10/22/2013 6:38:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Online Social Media ^ | October 22, 2013 | Online Social Media
    Kenya mall video of soldiers looting after shooting New security footage has emerged online after the Westgate mall attack in Kenya, the video shown below shows what looks like security soldiers taking goods from the mall and not paying for them. Last month the Kenya mall shooting left 67 dead after suspected al-Shabab militants stormed the Nairobi Westgate shopping centre on 21 September. The video below clearly shows Kenyan soldiers carrying white bags and taking goods from the store without consent, according to reports the Kenyan military are investigating the looting allegations. The mall sells food, mobile phones and televisions,...
  • Trail of Kenyan mall attack leads investigators to Norway

    10/18/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 18, 2013 | By James Norton
    Norwegian police have been questioning friends and family of a Somalia-born Norwegian citizen who they suspect may be one of the gunmen behind last month's terrorist attack in Nairobi. The New York Times reports that Norwegian police are investigating whether Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, a Norwegian citizen born in Somalia, was one of at least four militants involved in the September attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left more than 60 people dead. The police have been questioning friends and family of Mr. Dhuhulow.
  • Failed Navy SEALs raid on Somali target could bolster Al Shabab (Today)

    10/06/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 6, 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    Past US strikes on Al Shabab leaders, even successful ones, have not diminished the group.A commando unit from the US Navy’s Seal Team Six launched an amphibious raid on a Somali town, but failed to confirm a capture or kill of their Al Shabab target, suspected to be linked to Nairobi’s Westgate mall terror attack. The operation could have opposite its intended result of discouraging further attacks. Analysts warn that even earlier successful targeted strikes against Al Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamist militant group, failed to curb the group's capacity to carry out international terror attacks, and that failed missions could...
  • Navy SEALs abort mission to capture al-Shabab leader in Somalia

    10/06/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 6, 2013
    In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, before eventually aborting the mission to capture a leading terrorist suspect linked to last month's Nairobi shopping mall attack after a fierce firefight. A U.S. Navy SEAL team swam ashore near a town in southern Somalia before militants of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabab rose for dawn prayers. The raid on a house in the town of Barawe targeted a specific al-Qaeda suspect related to the mall attack, but the operation did not get...
  • How an average English girl became the ‘White Widow’

    09/29/2013 7:04:11 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/29/13 | Maureen Callahan
    How an average English girl became the ‘White Widow’ By Maureen Callahan When Samantha Laithwaite’s husband blew up a London subway, she played the grieving victim. Then she became a killer. She grew up middle-class in suburban Buckinghamshire, England, and was considered an average girl in every way. Her father, Allen, was a former British Army soldier-turned-lorry driver; her mother, Christine, a homemaker. She has one older brother, Allen, and friends recall that as early as junior high, Samantha Laithwaite was a pretty and popular girl. When her parents broke up in 1994, she took it hard but seemingly no...
  • Hello, my legs and my dear, dear feet. I'm so sorry. I miss you so much

    04/01/2007 9:17:35 AM PDT · by veronica · 31 replies · 1,366+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1st April 2007 | Gill Hicks
    It was only a second, no more than a click of the fingers. In that time the lives of all of us in that packed Tube carriage were changed for ever. It was as dramatic as being on a sunny beach one moment and finding yourself in the bowels of hell the next. In the aftermath of the blast, I drifted in and out of consciousness. The air was acrid, saturated with dust and the stench of burning electrical cables in the twisted metal shell that had been the carriage. People screamed. Then, after time, a man held my hand....
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Bomber's link to Al-Qaeda 'grass' (Firm Link)

    07/17/2005 4:25:09 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 7 replies · 518+ views
    The Scotman Online ^ | July 17, 2005 | Brian Brady and Fraser Nelson
    INVESTIGATORS have established a firm link between al-Qaeda and the London bombers after an Islamist terrorist in jail in America identified the British man who led the murderous attacks 10 days ago. Security officials in the United States have confirmed that self-confessed al-Qaeda member Mohammed Junaid Babar had admitted knowing Mohammed Sidique Khan, the oldest of the British bombers who killed at least 55 people. Babar, who was arrested after returning from an al-Qaeda "terror summit" in Pakistan early last year, identified Khan from photographs shown to him late last week. The revelation that an al-Qaeda member was associating with...
  • SUICIDE bomber wife "I want to see DNA proof"

    07/17/2005 2:43:42 PM PDT · by freedrudge · 60 replies · 1,758+ views
    The Sun ^ | July, 17, 2005 | JAMIE PYATT
    SUICIDE bomber Lindsay Jamal’s wife last night insisted: “They’ll have to prove to me he did it.” Pregnant Samantha Lewthwaite, 22, refused to accept Jamal was the fourth London bomber, responsible for 26 deaths. She sobbed: “He wasn’t the sort of person who’d do this. I won’t believe it until I see proof.” JAMAL did work experience with his local council while still at school — and said he “thoroughly enjoyed it.” His experiences during the two-week stint — which included filing, computer work and health and safety inspections — were featured in a storybook on a schools website. It...
  • My Naive Husband Was Brainwashed At Mosques, Says Bomber's Widow

    09/23/2005 6:20:18 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-24-2005 | Richard Alleyne
    My naive husband was brainwashed at mosques, says bomber's widow By Richard Alleyne (Filed: 24/09/2005) The widow of one of the July 7 suicide bombers believes that her "innocent and naive" husband was brainwashed into carrying out the attacks by extremists at the mosques where he worshipped. Samantha Lewthwaite, 21, described Jermaine Lindsay as a peace-loving father who was always deeply upset when innocent people suffered in war zones. But she said that just months before the attacks he became distant and moody and would spend days away from the family home after visiting mosques in London, Luton and the...
  • The 'White Widow' : the new face of terror

    09/27/2013 6:20:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Uk Telegraph ^ | September 27, 2013 | Joe Shute
    The woman in a full-length burka walked calmly into the drab government office. She moved close to the desk behind which an administrator was shuffling his papers. Others queued around her. Suddenly, without warning, she detonated the suicide vest she was wearing. The explosion flashed a brilliant white on the grainy CCTV before the cameras cut out, obliterating everything – and everyone – in the room.
  • London bombing suspect's mind ‘poisoned': widow

    09/23/2005 4:47:15 AM PDT · by SIRTRIS · 6 replies · 267+ views (registered site) ^ | Friday, September 23, 2005 Posted at 6:01 AM EDT | Associated Press
    London bombing suspect's mind ‘poisoned': widow Friday, September 23, 2005 Posted at 6:01 AM EDT Associated Press London — The mind of a suspected London suicide bomber was poisoned by contacts with radical mosques, his widow said in an interview published Friday. Samantha Lewthwaite told The Sun newspaper that her husband Jermaine Linsday had been visiting mosques in London, Luton and northern England. “How these people could have turned him and poisoned his mind is dreadful,” she was quoted as saying. “He was an innocent, naive and simple man. I suppose he must have been an ideal candidate.” Mr. Lindsay...
  • A good man with a gun saves lives in Kenya

    09/24/2013 11:38:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/24/2013 | John Hayward
    The UK Daily Mail recounts the astonishing deeds of a man who must remain nameless for security reasons: a British ex-marine who was having coffee at the Westgate Shopping Center when a gang of cowardly terrorist thugs attacked. He drew his gun, leaped into action, and never stopped leaping: A former marine emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives.The ex soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday.With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two...
  • Kenyan anti-terror police believe British woman maybe behind mall massacre

    09/23/2013 3:09:25 AM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK online ^ | 00:19 GMT, 23 September 2013 | By ANDREW MALONE
    Last night, as the bodies were still being counted at the shopping mall, one British woman was notably slow to join the condemnation. For Samantha Lewthwaite, the daughter of a former British soldier who grew up attending school discos in Buckinghamshire, views these awful events as a cause for jubilation. Kenyan anti-terror police revealed yesterday that Lewthwaite - who is known to many as the White Widow - may be the brains behind the operation to bring terror to the heart of Kenya, a country once synonymous with the sexual high-jinks of the Happy Valley expatriate set, but rapidly becoming...
  • 'Arson' on suicide bomber's home

    07/22/2005 6:46:38 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 23 replies · 766+ views
    Yahoo UK ^ | 7/22/05 | Yahoo UK
    Friday July 22, 01:19 PM 'Arson' on suicide bomber's home An area around the home of suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay has been sealed off after an apparent attempt to burn down the building. Thames Valley Police said officers were called to Northern Road in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, after reports of a strong smell of petrol in the street. Police said a substance thought to be petrol or diesel had been located and the area sealed off with houses adjoining Lindsay's former home evacuated. Lindsay, 19, blew himself up on a Piccadilly Line London Underground train on July 7, killing 26 people...
  • Interpol Releases Arrest Notice for 'White Widow' for Westgate Massacre

    09/26/2013 5:22:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies ^ | 9-26-2013 | Mary Chastain
    Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for British national Samantha Lewthwaite, also knows as the “White Widow.” Kenya requested the warrant, claiming she is a danger to the world. The international law enforcement agency sent the red alert to 190 countries, notifying officials it is a priority to pass along any information on her whereabouts. ********************* Lewthwaite is suspected of being part of the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya. On September 21, 10 to 15 al-Shabaab jihadists stormed the mall and said they wanted to murder all non-Muslims. They lined up men, women, and children and quizzed them over...
  • Sinister web diary 'of British 7/7 bomb widow': Jihad is an obligation we must accept

    07/02/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT · by Righting · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2012 | Rebecca Evans
    Sinister web diary 'of British 7/7 bomb widow': Jihad is an obligation we must accept, says blog By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 22:09 GMT, 1 July 2012 | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 1 July 2012 The 'white widow' of a 7/7 London bomber is believed to be the author of a sinister online blog detailing her dedication to jihad and the 'supremacy of Islam'. British Muslim convert Samantha Lewthwaite, 28, has been on the run in East Africa for six months since police foiled a plot to blow up Western tourist targets in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. The Mail has revealed...
  • Brit 7/7 widow ‘plotted station horror’

    12/23/2012 3:07:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | December 23, 2012 | SIMON HUGHES and ALLAN HALL
    SECURITY chiefs fear an al-Qaeda cell funded by the British “White Widow” plotted to bomb a German railway station, The Sun can reveal. The attack in Bonn would have resulted in a massacre like the one in the Spanish capital Madrid in 2004 which left 191 people dead. But the device failed to explode and was disarmed before it could detonate. Intelligence sources in Germany say that al-Qaeda was behind the conspiracy — which encompassed “many operatives” overseas, including wanted Brit Samantha Lewthwaite. Last night a source said: “Remember this was a primed device that was of the size of...
  • Massacre mall ablaze after Islamic terrorists 'blew themselves up': Fierce gunfire heard inside

    09/23/2013 7:04:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 132 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 07:53 EST, 23 September 2013 | By Becky Evans and Paul Bentley
    Westgate Shopping Centre on fire amid fears that terrorists have carried out suicide bomb attack Claims that five of the attackers are American and two are British Men, women and children slaughtered if they could not recite Koran or name Prophet Mohammed's mother
  • South Africa on Terror Alert ("White Widow" Seen Surveying Embassies)

    09/30/2013 4:14:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    News 24 ^ | 9/29/2013 | News 24
    Pretoria - South Africa has been put on terror alert after Samantha Lewthwaite, the alleged mastermind behind the Kenya terrorist attack, was seen doing surveillance of embassies in Pretoria recently. Dubbed the "White Widow" by the British media, Lewthwaite has been on intelligence watch lists for the past two years. Recent sightings of her were brought to the attention of the South African police intelligence by a security organisation linked to the local Jewish community. According to the Sunday Independent, South Africa is on a level 4 – orange-coded – rating following this new development. Only a red alert is...
  • Why the White Widow is prime suspect: Kenyan anti-terror police believe British woman, 29, may be...

    09/23/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2013 | Andrew Malone
    * Samantha Lewthwaite grew up as normal teenager in Buckinghamshire * Married British Muslim Jermaine Lindsay who was a 7/7 suicide bomber * Woman in a veil appeared to be commanding other terrorists in Nairobi Last night, as the bodies were still being counted at the shopping mall, one British woman was notably slow to join the condemnation. For Samantha Lewthwaite, the daughter of a former British soldier who grew up attending school discos in Buckinghamshire, views these awful events as a cause for jubilation. Kenyan anti-terror police revealed yesterday that Lewthwaite - who is known to many as the...
  • Flashback: 7/7 bomber's widow sought over Kenya terror plot

    09/22/2013 9:02:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Guardian ^ | 2/29/12 | Sandra Laville, Clar Ni Chonghaile in Nairobi
    The wife of one of the 7 July 2005 suicide bombers is being sought for questioning in Kenya over a suspected terror plot, it is understood. Counter-terrorist officers in Nairobi are investigating whether 28-year-old Samantha Lewthwaite, who was married to the King's Cross bomber, Germaine Lindsay, was part of a terror unit, affiliated to the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, that planned to target the city of Mombasa last Christmas. The fugitive – who has three children with her – escaped capture in December when police intercepted the group in Kenya. Eric Kiraithe, a Kenyan police spokesman, told the Times: "We...
  • Terror raid 'led by white widow': Gang mastermind in veil barked orders at gunmen in mall massacre..

    09/23/2013 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Mail Online ^ | September 23, 2013 | REBECCA EVANS, PAUL BENTLEY and ANDREW MALONE
    Kenyan official reveals he suspects the involvement of fugitive 7/7 'white widow' Samantha Lewthwaite Soldiers said a white woman wearing a veil was shouting orders to gunmen in Arabic during the bloody massacre inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Islamist terror group Al Shabaab claimed it carried out the atrocity in which three Britons were killed and 175 people were left injured. It said last night on Twitter that Samantha Lewthwaite, the ‘white widow’ of London 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, was ‘in their ranks’ and a ‘brave lady’. Fifteen hostages were still trapped inside the shopping centre after more...
  • Fugitive Samantha Lewthwaite - the 'white {Moslem} widow' of 7/7 - writes chilling online blog

    07/09/2012 5:39:36 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 2 July 2012 | Mirror
    Wanted: Samantha Lewthwaite's husband was a suicide bomber in the deadly 7/7 attack Sunday Mirror The widow of one of the 7/7 bombers is writing a chilling web diary while on the run from police after being named as the prime suspect for a deadly terror attack in Kenya.In the haunting blog, Samantha Lewthaite, whose husband Jermaine Lindsay blew up a Piccadilly Line train during the London attacks in 2005, says “fear can make you do many things” and warns she faces “many more challenges” in the months ahead.Her blog Fears and Tears: the Confessions of a Female Muhajid...
  • U.S. Says Navy SEALs Stage Raid on Somali Militants

    10/05/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Nicholas Kulish and Eric Schmitt
    A Navy SEAL team targeted a senior leader of the Shabab militant group in a raid on his seaside villa in the Somali town of Baraawe on Saturday, American officials said, in response to a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall for which the group had claimed responsibility. The SEAL team stealthily approached the beachfront house by sea, firing on the unidentified target in a predawn gunbattle that was the most significant raid by American troops on Somali soil since commandos killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Qaeda mastermind, near the same town four years ago. The Shabab leader...
  • Navy SEALs capture terror suspect linked to Kenya mall massacre in daring raid on Somalia

    10/05/2013 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    American officials have announced the capture of an unidentified official of the al Shabab terrorist organization The terrorist was seized in an early morning raid at the beachfront house in Baraawe, Somalia where al Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was last known to be living Al Shabab confirmed the attack, saying one of their fighters had been killed but that they had pushed back the SEALs American officials would not say whether the official had been taken dead or alive A Navy SEAL team has launched a daring raid on Somalia and captured a top terror leader linked to last...
  • Greenfield: Why Terrorists Kill

    10/03/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, October 03, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, October 03, 2013 Why Terrorists Kill Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Westgate attack in Kenya with its accompanying butchery of every man, woman and child in a shopping mall who couldn't name Mohammed's mother is being met with baffled mutterings about "senseless violence." But there's nothing senseless about the violence that took place. >Commentators pointed to the unwillingness to negotiate and the lack of a political program by the attackers as if the same things that matter to European Union diplomats should matter to terrorists who stage massacres in shopping malls. In the narrowing...
  • Report: Footage shows Kenyan soldiers looted mall after attack

    10/03/2013 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 3, 2013, 12:53 PM | Alexander Trowbridge
    Surveillance camera footage from the site of last month's terrorist attack in Kenya appears to confirm allegations that government soldiers looted the luxury mall's vacant shops amid the chaos, a Nairobi paper reports. According to The Star newspaper, CCTV footage from the Westgate Mall shows Kenyan soldiers stealing from cash registers, and filling shopping bags with money following the bloody Sept. 21 attack that killed at least 67 people. The Kenyan military took control of the mall roughly six hours after the attack began, and according to the Nairobi newspaper, soldiers can be seen looting two hours after that. The...
  • What Pistol did Armed Citizen Abdul Haji use in Nairobi?

    10/03/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Businessman Abdul Haji and a small group of plain-clothes policemen helped to rescue dozens of people from the Westgate mall. He had gone in search of his brother, armed only with a pistol..</p> <p>He had packed an SSK heavy blaster pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition.</p>
  • Should Kenyan authorities investigate the Obamas?

    10/03/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 2 replies
    Shoebat ^ | October 3, 2013 | Shoebat
    The known number of Obamas in Kenya who are not only Muslim but very active in spreading wahhabist Islam continues to grow. The latest example, according to a couple of 2010 articles from Al Watan and Ekhbaryat (two Saudi newspapers), is Barack Obama’s cousin Feisal Mboya. Until now, the name Feisal Mboya has been all but unknown to the west but according to these Saudi sources, it was Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, who was responsible for converting him to Islam and that Sarah “specializes in Da’wa” or prosthelytizing. The extent to which Mboya is engaged in Da’wa is...
  • Nairobi Explosive 'same as Kampala bomb'

    10/02/2013 11:48:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
    Nairobi. SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday. The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said. “The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the...
  • Kenya: Jihad torture and jihad denial (Geller demands U.S. government stop importing jihadists)

    10/01/2013 5:39:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | September 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    “They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood.” So reported the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail also reported that “the Muslims who stormed the Kenyan shopping mall reportedly burnt victims’ faces and cut off their hands in an attempt to conceal their identities before piling the bodies up by the main door to slow the progress of the rescue teams. One security officer said the mall had been turned into a slaughterhouse (an abattoir) within half an hour as the jihadists went...
  • White Widow 'smeared face in blood to flee Nairobi terror mall'

    10/01/2013 4:32:33 PM PDT · by fso301 · 33 replies
    Irish Central ^ | Oct 1, 2013 | Staff Writers
    Samantha Lewthwaite, the County Down born woman known as the White Widow, evaded capture at the Kenyan shopping mall by smearing blood over her face, security sources there have said.
  • The Unbelievable Savagery of the Kenya Mall Terrorists

    09/30/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2013 | Alec Torres
    <p>As if the senseless massacre of innocents in Nairobi’s Westgate mall was not horrific enough, reports are surfacing that the Islamic terrorists who seized the mall last weekend tortured, beheaded, raped, and mutilated their victims before killing them. A police doctor who entered the mall after the attack said these reports “are not allegations. Those are f***ing truths.”</p>
  • Terrorists ripped off noses, gouged out eyes of hostages in horrifying Kenya mall attack

    09/28/2013 8:49:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The NY Daily News ^ | September 27, 2013 | Stephen Rex Brown
    A doctor told Kenya's The Star newspaper that Al Shabab militants castrated hostages, gouged out eyes and cut off limbs. And that was just the beginning of the nightmarish cruelty of the radical group aligned with Al Qaeda that made its move Saturday. "They removed...eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood," said the doctor, who was not named in the report cited by England's The Independent. "They drive knives inside a child's body. Actually, if you look at all the bodies, unless those...
  • Fox host wants to take away my rights (Bob Beckel has epiphany!)

    09/28/2013 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah,
    Beckel, the so-called "liberal" on Fox News, made this point on his show this week while discussing the horrific terror attack on the Kenyan shopping mall. Beckel opined that Muslims should not be allowed to build any more houses of worship in America, "until you stand up and denounce what's happened in the name of your prophet." Sorry Bob, you're dead wrong. If you would take a moment to read our amazing U.S. Constitution, you would perhaps understand the rights we are all guaranteed as Americans, such as freedom of religion. Let me address this to Beckel: I have never...
  • Nairobi Hero: When Westgate Went Down, Civilian Grabbed His Gun and Rescued People

    09/28/2013 12:01:39 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 9/27/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Haji says he grew up around guns and lately had been carrying his pistol with him. “I left where I was and I headed straight to the Westgate,” Haji told ABC News. “Luckily on that particular day I had actually carried my licensed gun with me so I didn’t have to go back home to waste time and pick up a gun, I went straight to the mall.”
  • American mother reveals how a selfless Kenyan man rushed to besieged Nairobi mall and helped usher

    09/26/2013 8:52:29 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Abdul Haji, the son of a former Kenyan security minister, helped get Katherine and her three daughters, along with other women and children, escape to safety during the terrifying ordeal.
  • “Peace Prize Obama” Went to Kenya in 2006 & Campaigned for His Muslim Terrorist Cousin -

    09/25/2013 8:15:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 16 replies ^ | 9/25/13 | Donald Joy
    Don’t you remember? Most of America, of course, doesn’t. The mainstream media never told the masses. They were too busy fawning over the fraud who wound up being awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Sick irony, that. As the smoke clears and the body count mounts from the appalling Islamic terrorist attack on the shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the fact that Obama had a personal hand in paving the way for groups like Al-Shabab to flourish in that part of Africa gets no coverage. Those of us who pay attention to the real news know that in 2006, as...
  • Kenya President Declares Victory Over Terrorists in Mall Carnage

    09/24/2013 2:23:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The president of Kenya declared victory over terrorists today saying that despite an "immense" loss of life during the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, defense forces "ashamed and defeated our attackers." President Uhuru Kenyatta described a scene of bloody carnage following a lengthy siege of the Westgate mall that left at least 72 people dead, including 61 civilians. The death toll is expected to rise, he said, because in the final hours of fighting, three of the mall's floors collapsed, resulting in "several bodies still trapped in the rubble including the terrorists." He said 240 people had been injured...
  • U.S. Malls on Alert After Al-Shabab Assault in Nairobi

    09/24/2013 11:40:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 24, 2013 | Miranda Green and Eli Lake
    The Department of Homeland Security is urging shopping malls in the United States to increase security in the aftermath of the carnage wrought by al Qaeda’s Somalia affiliate over the weekend in Nairobi. Malachy Kavanagh, a spokesman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, told The Daily Beast on Monday that the department contacted shopping malls Sunday to check on the precautions they were taking against mass shooters. U.S. intelligence officials say there is no specific threat information suggesting that al Qaeda is planning a similar kind of mass shooting in American shopping malls. Nonetheless, security experts worry about copycats....