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  • Bodies lay piled up in pools of blood in gore-spattered corridors ..27 hostages were slaughtered

    11/20/2015 12:15:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | By Flora Drury and Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar
    Radison Blu hotel under attack by jihadists armed with AK-47s and hand grenades in Malian capital of Bamako Up to 10 gunmen have taken dozens of hostages inside the Radisson hotel while 80 people have escaped unharmed Gunmen spoke in English and tested hostages' knowledge of the Koran before allowing Muslim hostages to leave Pentagon confirms that all 22 American nationals were rescued and unhurt following the hotel crisis US Special Forces led elite operation to clear the building one floor at a time amid deadly hostage crisis At least 27 people have been killed including a Belgian diplomat and...
  • Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard because they were not praying to Allah

    09/20/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Updated: 10:03 EST, 18 April 2015 | Jay Akbar
    When a rubber dinghy carrying around 100 African refugees across the Mediterranean began to sink, a Nigerian Christian prayed for his life in an innocent act that would end in the deaths of 12 fellow migrants. One of the Muslims on board the rickety craft ordered him to stop, saying: 'Here, we only pray to Allah.' When he refused, a violent fight ensued and 12 Christians drowned when they were thrown overboard by the Muslim refugees. The tragic news comes amid reports that an unprecedented 10,000 refugees fleeing war and persecution in Africa have been rescued by Italian ships in...
  • Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria market attack

    11/19/2015 5:55:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse in Kano Wednesday 18 November 2015 15.37 EST Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 04.02 EST Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 4,576 Save for later At least 15 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged as young as 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in north-east Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast. Two explosions ripped through the Farm Centre market in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday. One of the...
  • Police: Suicide bombers, one of them 11, target Nigeria market

    11/18/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2015
    Two bomb attacks in 24 hours -- one of them involving an 11-year-old female suicide bomber -- killed dozens of people and wounded more than 120 others in the Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast Tuesday evening in the northeastern city of Yola, Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official, said. -excerpt- The two bombers, who Katsina said were females ages 11 and 18, blew themselves up at about 4 p.m. local time, during the peak of trading, he said. A minivan carrying four...
  • Revealed: Number of people killed by terrorists worldwide soars by 80% in just a year

    11/18/2015 11:46:17 AM PST · by matt1234 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Matt Chorley
    The devastating toll of terror attacks is laid bare today with a shocking study revealing the number of people slaughtered worldwide has risen by 80 per cent in a year. A total of 32,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014 - an 80 per cent increase on the previous year, according to the Global Terrorism Index. Researchers said that while Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria bore the brunt of deaths last year, the attacks in Paris on Friday mark a 'watershed within Europe'.
  • Hillary Clinton: People Are Fleeing Syria Because of ‘Climate Change’

    11/08/2015 7:21:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 83 replies
    MFSP News ^ | 11/6/15
    You can’t make this sh*t up. Hillary Clinton lists the reasons why thousands of people are fleeing Syria:”Because of terrible governance, because of corruption, because of conflict, because of climate change.” On Wednesday, a Clinton aide confirmed that the candidate meant what she said on the connections between climate change and refugee crises. “As experts have noted,” the aide said, “climate change is one of the factors that can contribute to displacement and exacerbate refugee situations.” Hillary Clinton, echoing the Marxist agitator Obama who has also said: “Understand, climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world,...
  • Across Africa, Obama Expands Secret Wars, Assassinations

    11/03/2015 11:47:14 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | November 2, 2015 | Alex Newman
    While most of the press has focused on Obama's military machinations in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, the administration has also been quietly expanding its secret wars and assassination programs across Africa. From training the militaries of various unsavory regimes and boosting the military capabilities of the so-called African Union, to establishing drone bases to facilitate espionage and extrajudicial killings, the White House is literally treating the continent as a vast battlefield in need of perpetual U.S. "intervention." And the consequences have been deadly.
  • Africa's poor grow by 100 million since 1990

    10/17/2015 1:28:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 October 2015
    The number of Africans trapped in poverty has surged by around 100 million over the past quarter century, the World Bank said on Friday, despite years of economic growth and multi-million dollar aid programs. The report's figures, described as "staggering" by the bank's Africa head Makhtar Diop, showed widespread malnutrition, and rising violence against civilians, particularly in central regions and the Horn of Africa. "It is projected that the world's extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa," Diop added in a foreword. A surge in population meant the proportion of Africans in poverty had actually fallen since 1990, but...
  • Nigerias President Enlists the West to Help Recover Stolen Money

    10/13/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by rey · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Oct 2015 | Drew Hinshaw
    The U.K. and U.S. have thrown their muscle behind Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharis bid to recover billions of dollars he says his compatriots embezzled and stashed abroad. At stake is whether courtrooms thousands of miles from Africa can help the continent track down stolen money, seize it, try the culprits and return the funds in timely fashion.
  • Complicit Silence Abounds about Biafraland

    10/05/2015 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Pope Francis’s speech to the UN called for a coordinated international response to the plight of Christians in the Middle East and Africa: “Christians, together with other cultural or ethnic groups,… have been forced to witness the destruction of their places of worship, their cultural and religious heritage, their houses and property, and have faced the alternative either of fleeing or of paying for their adhesion to good and to peace by their own lives, or by enslavement. “There are individual persons, our brothers and sisters, men and women, young and old, boys and girls who weep, suffer and die....
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 160 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • OPECs Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Prez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organizations top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low thats dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuelas oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries to have a discussion on...
  • SURPRISE: Obama Decides to Build a Border Security Wall. Only One Problem: Its in Africa.

    09/19/2015 9:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 19, 2015 | Mac Slavo
    In 2005 then-Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano famously said that building a wall on the southern border of the United States to stem the flow of illegal immigration would be ineffective. You show me a 50-foot wall and Ill show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. Thats the way the border works, she argued. That deep seeded focus on domestic security was apparently enough for President Obama to eventually appoint her as head of the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing the safety of the American people. An actual wall designed to keep unknown individuals and potential terrorists out of...
  • The Migrants and the Elites ( Islamic Hijrah )

    09/13/2015 7:17:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 10, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    A humanitarian crisis threatens the future of Western institutions. ... According to the U.N. refugee agency, 53% of the migrants are from Syria, 14% from Afghanistan, 7% from Eritrea, and 3% each from Pakistan, Nigeria, Iraq and Somalia. Seventy-two percent are men, only 13% women and 15% children.
  • Officer Allegedly Visits Brothel, Loses AK-47 Rifle and 30 Rounds of Ammunition

    09/05/2015 12:40:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Pulse (Nigeria) ^ | 9/4 | Chika Ebuzor
    Vanguard reports that the Ipodo area of Ikeja is notorious for criminal activities, adding that the Inspector has also been accused of aiding and abetting criminals.Reports just in says that an Inspector in the Nigerian Police, has lost an AK-47 rifle and 30 rounds of ammunition assigned to him. His name was not revealed for security reasons. Vanguard Newspapers reports that his team mates alleged that he went to sleep with a commercial sex worker, in the Ipodo area of Ikeja, where he got drunk, and left the gun in the vehicle. Vanguard reports that the Ipodo area of...
  • Non-Interventionism is Americas Best Policy

    08/22/2015 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    Americans do well with moderation. It is in our national DNA. It is also a by-product of the freedom of expression and allowing different perspectives in the public forum. In foreign policy, non-interventionism is the moderate stance, and it has served Americans well in her four hundred or so years. As British subjects, American colonists were compelled to fight for the British crown, until they felt compelled to defend themselves against the kings army. After centuries of European conflicts dragging Americans into war, national independence yielded a non-interventionist foreign policy for the infant nation. George Washington advised in his farewell...
  • Up to 150 drowned, shot dead fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria

    08/18/2015 5:26:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/18/15 | Aminu Abubakar
    Up to 150 people drowned in a river or were shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state, residents said on Tuesday.Dozens of militants arrived on motorcycles and in a car on Thursday last week and sprayed automatic gunfire, scattering terrified inhabitants of Kukuwa-Gari."They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned," Modu Balumi, a resident of the village, told AFP."By our latest toll we have 150...
  • African Soldiers Overtake 250 Muslim Terrorists, And Slaughter All Of Them Without Exception

    08/16/2015 8:35:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 8/15/15 | PATRICK LEE
    Cameroonian and Chadian forces say they have killed over 250 Boko Haram militants. On Wednesday, forces from Cameroon said they killed about 50 militants in a battle at a border town between Cameroon and Nigeria. Boko Haram has been attacking northern Nigeria and had started to affect towns in Cameroon. Wednesday, Boko Haram militants fought with Cameroonian troops in the town of Fotokol. Cameroonian officials say that at least 50 militants and six soldiers were killed in the fight. Armed forces in Chad reported to have killed at least 200 Boko Haram militants on Tuesday. State media as well as...
  • Obamas Progressivism Requires A Zionistrein Democratic Party

    08/14/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies ^ | 2015-10-13 | Ben Weingarten
    The progressive movement that has overtaken the Democratic Party gains its moral authority in a morally relativistic world in part based on its support of the oppressed over the oppressor. As Joshua Muravchik ably argues in his Making David Into Goliath, in this construct, Israel has morphed into the oppressor, swapping roles with the Muslim countries that have wished to destroy her from the time of her founding. The Leftist-Jihadist nexus of which Andy McCarthy writes, on display from elite college campuses to the presidents cabinet, is perhaps stronger than it has ever been. It believes in punishing the ultimate...
  • Archbishop of Lagos lauds Buhari for rejecting same sex marriage

    08/09/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Vanguard ^ | 8/05/15
    Lagos The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for dissociating Nigeria from same sex marriage. Martins, who spoke at the 3rd anniversary of his ordination and installation as the Archbishop of Lagos held at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, said that Buharis rejection of same sex marriage on behalf of Nigeria indicated that he was a responsive leader. About a week ago, the President won the applause of most Nigerians when during his visit to the United States he made it clear that Nigeria considers same sex union as contrary to...
  • Boko Haram Slits the Throats of Sixteen Christian Fishermen.

    08/01/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The massacre took place last Monday, but the news was released only yesterday because the area of ​​Lake Chad is devoid of any type of telephone; survivors had to reach Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to raise the alarm.
  • Another Clinton fundraiser has suspect past

    04/03/2008 6:25:13 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 65+ views ^ | 04/03/08 | GREG GORDON AND WILL CONNORS
    HOUSTON -- A Texas oilman who's accused of defrauding the Nigerian government by illegally pumping and exporting 10 million barrels of oil is a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Kase Lawal of Houston is at least the fourth person accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing to help finance Clinton's political ambitions since 2000 and the second in her quest for the White House. The list also includes Chinese and Pakistani fugitives and a former Miami lawyer, Peter Paul, who was convicted of defrauding Cuba. There's no indication that Clinton's campaign was aware of Lawal's legal problems when it...
  • Did You Respond to a Nigerian Prince?

    07/29/2015 11:32:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rusty Collins
    Not good if you did. Beware of foreign pen pals promising money. At least wait for their check to clear before you wire funds. The Nigerian Letter scam is known as a 419 because the scheme violates section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code. While it seems like a laughable hoax, Americans lose millions of dollars annually to this fraud, which can appear in the form of a letter, email, voicemail, or text. The scam tries to gain access to your personal finances and works like this: Step 1: You are sent a form of payment for a large amount,...

    07/21/2015 9:00:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama did everything he could to undermine Nigeria's Christian president Jonathan Goodluck in his fight against the Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram. The administration kicked and screamed against even naming Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Every offer of aid was undermined with more claims that Nigeria was violating Muslim civil rights. Finally Obama got what he wanted. Nigeria's former Muslim dictator was "elected" and began promptly Islamizing key portions of the military. Then he came to Washington D.C. for a victory lap. Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had a "clear...
  • Three girls blow themselves up in deadly Nigeria attacks

    07/18/2015 6:02:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | July 17, 2015 | Aminu Abubakar
    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Three girls staged suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing at least 13 people as residents prepared for the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, police said. The attacks, in a northeastern area hard hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, came just days before Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari travels to Washington for talks with US counterpart Barack Obama.
  • Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari replaces military chiefs

    07/13/2015 12:10:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | 7-13-2015
    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new defence chiefs after sacking the heads of the army, navy and air force. The sackings were expected as the president has repeatedly criticised the military's inability to defeat Islamist group Boko Haram. The Islamists have recently launched a series of deadly guerrilla attacks, killing more than 250 people. Boko Haram is thought to be responsible for more than 10,000 deaths since 2009. Both the new head of the army, Maj Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, and the National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno, are from Borno State which is at the heart of...
  • Trusting Iran to stop terrorism is like inviting an arsonist to join the fire brigade

    07/12/2015 7:32:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:30AM BST 10 Jul 2015 | Dore Gold
    Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has written an op-ed in the Financial Times which sets forward a distinct sequence for ostensibly resolving the daunting security challenges of the Middle East. First, the P5+1 - the group of powerful nations negotiating with Iran - should come to a deal over its nuclear program. As a result, he argues, Tehran will "open new horizons" and join "the international battle" against "the increasingly brutal extremism that is engulfing the Middle East." The idea that Iran is a partner in the fight against terrorism is not only disingenuous but also absurd. What Zarif is...
  • Nigeria Boko Haram Crisis: Militants 'Kill 150' (Gunned Down Praying in Mosque)

    07/02/2015 8:31:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/2
    Nearly 150 people are reported to have been killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in attacks in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state. Eyewitnesses say the gunmen stormed the village of Kukawa near Lake Chad on Wednesday evening, killing 97 people, including women and children. On Tuesday, the militants shot dead 48 men after they had finished prayers in two villages near the town of Monguno, a resident told the BBC. The women are said to have been spared. Monguno was recently recaptured from Boko Haram. At least 23 people died in the town last month after a confiscated Boko Haram...
  • [BREAKING] Boko Haram attacks kill 145 in Nigeria

    07/02/2015 4:08:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 02 JULY 2015 | CNN
    (CNN) At least 145 people were killed after Boko Haram militants raided three villages in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, witnesses said Thursday. The Islamist militant group's attack late Wednesday in the Kukawa fishing village killed 97 people, resident Kawu Aisaye told CNN. A senior Nigerian military official confirmed the attack, adding the military conducted airstrikes following the raid and is sending troops to assess the damage. The official was unable to provide details about casualties. A lawmaker in the region, Mohammed Tahir, told CNN that Boko Haram killed 48 people and injured 11 others Wednesday when the militants...
  • At least 97 dead in new 'Boko Haram' attack in NE Nigeria

    07/02/2015 3:40:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Jul. 02, 2015 | 07:03 PM (Last Updated: July 02, 2015 | 07:27 PM)
    At least 97 dead in new 'Boko Haram' attack in NE Nigeria MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed close to 100 people in attacks on homes and mosques in a northeastern Nigerian village, witnesses said Thursday. "The attackers have killed at least 97 people," a local from Kukawa village, who gave his name as Kolo and who said he had counted the bodies, told AFP. A fisherman who witnessed Wednesday's attack corroborated the death toll. "They wiped out the immediate family of my uncle ...They killed his children, about five of them, and set his entire house ablaze," Kolo...
  • UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

    07/01/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 7-1-15
    The United Nations rights chief Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions. Boko Haram militants are estimated by Amnesty International to have kidnapped more than 2,000 women and girls in northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of 2014, including the 276 girls seized from their school in Chibok last year in a kidnapping that sparked global outrage. "During their captivity, lasting in many cases for months or even years, women and girls have been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called 'marriages'," Zeid Ra'ad...
  • Global support for ISIS includes up to 42M Muslims, group claims

    07/01/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Brooke Singman
    Global support for ISIS may be much bigger than previously known, according to a new report that found as many as 42 million Muslims around the world have positive feelings about the black-clad army of barbarians that established a so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq last year. The report from the New York-based research institute Clarion Project crunched numbers from four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion toward ISIS. Clarion found the terror group's supporters are 8.5 million strong, but more than 42 million of the world's estimated 1.5 billion Muslims feel at least somewhat positively about the terror group....
  • Report: Deadly suicide blast targets Nigeria leprosy clinic

    06/29/2015 4:15:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 6/29/15
    An apparent terrorist attempted to attack a leprosy hospital with a suicide vest in the restive northern region of Nigeria, according to a report. Witnesses told Agence France Presse the bomber was stymied at the security checkpoint out front manned by vigilantes who have taken up arms in the fight against the ISIS-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram. The bomber apparently detonated his vest in front of the hospital, killing 5 and wounding 10, AFP reports. Witnesses claimed he was one of three men dropped off near the hospital. The other two are believed to have fled in the confusion following...
  • Same-sex ruling: Mixed reactions in Nigeria

    06/29/2015 6:09:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Nigerian Punch ^ | 6/28/15 | Bayo Akinloye
    Many Nigerians have condemned the United States for legalising same-sex marriage. The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country on Friday in a much-awaited landmark decision. In a 5-4 ruling, the apex court stated that the Constitution required all 50 states to carry out and recognise marriages between people of the same sex. The ruling made the US the 21st country in the world that recognises same sex marriage as legal. President Barack Obama who welcomed the verdict described it a victory for America. While Obama considers the verdict as being a welcome development, many Nigerians on...
  • Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

    06/28/2015 9:03:59 PM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28 at 7:06 PM | By Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger
    In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over four days as he accompanied the executives of a Florida company called Moving Water Industries, which had just retained Bush to market the firms pumps. Escorted by the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Bush met with the nations political and religious leaders as part of an MWI effort to land a deal that would be worth $80 million. Jeb Bush reminded Nigerians who his father was In 1989, Jeb Bush traveled to...
  • Women 'Forbidden' From Attending U.S. vs. Iran Volleyball Game

    06/19/2015 10:54:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9:54 AM | Ali Arouzi
    TEHRAN Women have been "forbidden" from watching Iran play the U.S. volleyball team on Friday night despite the government signaling it would loosen restrictions on females attending sports events. Earlier this month, Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi announced that a limited number of women mainly members of players' families would be allowed at upcoming men's volleyball matches. In an interview with The Associated Press, Molaverdi said women could also now watch live basketball, handball and tennis. However, women would not be allowed to attend soccer, swimming and wrestling. Hardliners objected angrily to...
  • Boko Haram Is Winning, Say Officials

    06/19/2015 1:27:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | June 17 2015 | nbcnews
    Boko Haram is winning. That's the assessment of both U.S. counterterrorism officials and many experts who cover West Africa.
  • The Hidden Hand Behind the Islamic State

    05/18/2015 7:40:50 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 164 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | 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 groups 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... All of the men, however, were former Iraqi officers who had served under Saddam Hussein... His account, and those of others who have lived with or fought against the Islamic State over the past two years, underscore the pervasive role played by members of...
  • CBC criticizes Baltimore on water shut offs [Congressional Black Caucus]

    06/15/2015 11:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Maryland Politics Blog ^ | June 15, 2015 | John Fritze
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized Baltimore's efforts to disconnect water service for unpaid bills in a letter Monday that was focused primarily on utility privatization in Nigeria.. City officials announced in March they were sending shut-off notices to about 25,000 customers who owed a collective $40 million in overdue bills. The move prompted some activists to call for a moratorium on shut-offs in the city...
  • Here is a live War Map

    06/13/2015 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Here is a live map of different war zones. You can zoom in or out just like on Google Maps. Hover over different icons and more. Check out how close ISIS is to Baghdad. Yikes!
  • Unbelievable: SHADY Nigerian official gave MILLIONS to Clinton Foundation while Hillary...

    06/12/2015 9:32:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/11/15 | soopermexican
    Unbelievable: SHADY Nigerian official gave MILLIONS to Clinton Foundation while Hillary COVERED for BOKO HARAM The Hillary scandals are getting so bad that it really does seem like were making them up, but were not. The latest is an attempt to solve the mystery behind why the government was so late to designating Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Unbelievably, it might have to do with a million dollar donor to the Clinton Foundation and his possible terrorist ties: A conservative group is suing the State Department in an effort to find out whether the agencys refusal to place Boko Haram...
  • Next Stop for ISIS: Algeria?

    06/06/2015 6:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 6, 2015 | Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin
    Islamic State (ISIS) has conquered large parts of Syria and Iraq and set up 'branches' as far away as Libya and the Sinai Desert - but now, it has set its sights on Algeria. Months after successfully conquering the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, Algerian authorities say that ISIS has attempted to expand westward to conquer the largely-desert border region between the two countries. On Thursday, the Algerian army raised its alert level to the highest level and has drafted some 50,000 troops to ward off ISIS ahead of an anticipated invasion...
  • Terror triumvirate: ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram training together in Mauritania: analyst

    03/24/2015 11:22:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The worlds three most infamous terrorist organizations are working together at Al-Qaeda-run training camps in the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, where dozens of recruits from the U.S., Canada and Europe are being indoctrinated into violent jihad and training for attacks that could expand the so-called caliphate across North and West Africa, according to analysts. ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda all have links to two camps in the remote sands of the expansive North African country, according to Veryan Khan, editorial director for the Florida-based Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, which tracks international terrorism and had a source on the ground...
  • UK Based F-15Es Flew A Secret Long-Range Mission Over Africa On Monday

    05/29/2015 6:15:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 5/27/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    A pair of RAF Lakenheath based USAF F-15E Strike Eagles that were bristling with live bombs and air-to-air missiles, along five KC-135R tankers, flew on a secretive and grueling 12 hour mission over the Southern Mediterranean on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Multiple radio interceptors and plane spotters state that four F-15Es, callsigns ABLE 01 through 04, took off from their home base at RAF Lakenheath laden with yellow banded (live) AIM-9M sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAMS and no less than seven 500lb Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). These aircraft were accompanied by five KC-135Rs tankers, callsign QUID 91 through 95, that...
  • UN Official Wants IDF on Terror List with ISIS, Taliban & Boko Haram

    05/29/2015 11:39:02 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    jspace news ^ | 5/28/15
    The United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, is set to recommend blacklisting the Israel Defense Forces as a terror group for regularly causing harm to children. The designation would place the IDF in the same group as terror groups such as Islamic State, Boko Haram, and the Taliban. According to Yedioth Ahronoth, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leaning towards leaving Israel off the listdespite heavy lobbying by the Palestinians and pro-Palestinian groupsover concern of damaging the world bodys relationship with the Jewish state. The Israeli Foreign Ministry slammed the hypocrisy of the...
  • Christians Hacked To Death In Nigeria (Update)

    05/27/2015 5:30:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Bos News ^ | 5/27/15 | Stefan J. Bos
    Islamic militants have hacked to death at least 10 Christians in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, bringing the death toll to some 200 Christians killed within two months, officials say. Suspected fighters of Boko Haram, or 'Western education is sinful', reportedly entered Pambula-Kwamda village in Adamawa state early Friday, May 22. "The attackers went into the village around 4:00 am [local time] while residents were still asleep and used machetes to attack their victims," said Maina Ularamu, local government chairman of Madagali, in the north of Adamawa state. News of the attack was monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, May 26,...
  • SHOCK POLL: 81% Of Al Jazeera Arabic Poll Respondents Support Islamic State

    05/25/2015 1:52:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    Al Jazeera Arabics television audience is largely made up of Sunni Muslims living in the Arab world. Its biggest viewership numbers come from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, along with a large amount of satellite television viewers in the United States, according to research estimates. is most popular in Saudi Arabia, the United States, Egypt, Morocco, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the Alexa webpage analytics site. Al Jazeera claims that it has over 40 million viewers in the Arab world. The news that an overwhelming majority of respondents to the Al Jazeera Arabic poll strongly support ISIS may not...
  • Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

    05/23/2015 7:00:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 147 replies ^ | 23 May 2015 | Tyler Durden
    From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which...
  • Pastor, More than 70 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

    05/19/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Gunmen killed a church pastor and more than 70 other Christians in Plateau state in the past month, sources said. Setting fire to church buildings and houses in attacks that continued this week, Fulani Muslim herdsmen on May 2 killed the Rev. Luka Gwom of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in the town of Foron, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA).