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  • Republicans to tour Nashville as potential convention site (maybe Las Vegas, Orlando, Jacksonville, Georgia)

    06/02/2020 4:55:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/02/20 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republican National Committee officials are considering Nashville and other locations as potential sites for the GOP convention amid a standoff with North Carolina over whether it will allow the party to hold it in Charlotte as planned. Party officials are expected to make a trip to Nashville later this week, likely Thursday or Friday, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Nashville is one of several locations in which Republicans are expressing interest. Others include Las Vegas; Orlando, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Georgia. All of the prospective sites have directly expressed interest in hosting the convention, and party officials...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Ban Anti-Semite Rasha Mubarak from the Democratic Party

    05/12/2020 6:22:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 12, 2020 | Joe Kaufman
    Politicos, media ignore Mubarak’s extreme bigotry against Jews and Israel. The pendant on the chain that Orlando, Florida Muslim activist Rasha Mubarak wears around her neck is of the map of the state of Israel. She wears it during photo ops. It is evident in authorized cartoons of herself. It is a vile gesture, as Mubarak considers Israel to be an illegal entity that is actually called “Palestine,” the former designation of a larger territory that existed prior to Israel’s independence in 1948. The pendant and Mubarak’s bigoted declarations regarding the Jewish state have been completely ignored by leftist politicians...
  • Two Florida Abortion Clinics Close, Three Up for Sale

    04/27/2020 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | April 24, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Orlando, FL – Three Florida abortion facilities with ties to the disgraced abortionist James Scott Pendergraft IV, have recently been placed up for sale. The facilities include EPOC in Orlando, Women’s Center of Ft. Lauderdale, and Women’s Center of Hyde Park in Tampa. Operation Rescue verified that the Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale facilities halted abortions and closed earlier this month. The EPOC clinic, located at 609 Virginia Drive in Orlando, closed in 2018. Several months later, it was leased to Green Relief, a medicinal marijuana business, which was owned by one of Pendergraft’s former abortion clinic security guards. The marijuana...
  • Downtown Orlando rally calls for reopening Florida

    04/18/2020 12:01:01 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies
    WFTV-9 ^ | April 17, 2020 | Adam Poulisse
    ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 100 people gathered in downtown Orlando holding signs and chanting a call to reopen the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place directly outside the Orange County Administration Building as officials inside provided updates on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Central Florida. The group Reopen Florida, created by resident Tara Hill, helped organize the rally to send the message to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Hill said she would like to see the state “completely open by May 1st with absolutely no restrictions on the movement of Floridians. We are free people.” “A...
  • Florida man allegedly placed fake pizza orders in NJ, wished coronavirus on Italians

    04/14/2020 7:53:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2020 | By Kenneth Garger
    A known Florida scammer is wanted by New Jersey authorities for allegedly calling in thousands of dollars worth of phony pizza orders in the state, claiming the food was being donated to the police, authorities said. Sudeep Khetani, 34, who is believed to be in Orlando, never paid for any of the orders that he placed at several Garden State pizzerias, including in South Brunswick, Montgomery and Plainsboro, according to the South Brunswick Township Police Department.
  • Police officer shares pizza with homeless woman during lunch break

    04/13/2020 2:25:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Photo warms hearts on FacebookSNIP He was on his lunch break when he came upon a homeless woman he hadn't seen before in the community. He asked her if she'd eaten. She said no. Rivers told CNN, "God put it on my heart to get her lunch." He got pizzas at a nearby restaurant, and for 45 minutes he ate and talked with the woman who said her name was Michelle.
  • Osceola County leaders order all residents to wear face coverings in public starting Monday

    04/10/2020 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | April 10, 2020 | Katlyn Brieskorn
    Osceola County leaders issued an order requiring all residents to wear a face covering while in public. The order requires every person working, living, visiting or doing business in the county to wear a face covering consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines while in a public place. ... Leaders said anyone who violates the order will be fined $500 or serve 60 days in jail.
  • Man with phony detonator threatened to blow up Orlando Police Department over coronavirus closures, police say

    03/25/2020 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Slainte · 11 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 03/25/2020 | Jeff Weiner
    A man called in a bomb threat to the Orlando Police Department late Tuesday, threatening to blow up the agency’s headquarters and other nearby buildings because people are being “put... out of work” due to the coronavirus crisis, an arrest report said. Justin Demorea Black, 28, faces charges of false report of a bombing and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Police did not find any explosives when they arrested him, according to the report. Police said a caller dialed 911 about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday — about two hours after Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings...
  • 'I'll be back,' foiled hijacker told agent

    01/27/2004 4:19:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 206+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A U.S. customs inspector praised for keeping the 20th hijacker in the 9/11 plot from getting into the country told Congress yesterday that the "hostile" Saudi gave him the creeps and vowed, "I'll be back." Jose Melendez-Perez told the 9/11 Commission, the panel probing the attacks on America, that he was spooked enough by the man identified only as "Al-Qahtani" to put him on a plane out of Orlando after he arrived in the U.S. from London and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a one-way ticket and $2,800 in cash. Al-Qahtani was dressed head-to-toe in black when he...
  • 9/11 suspect held at Gitmo

    01/19/2004 1:22:28 AM PST · by kattracks · 39 replies · 147+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/19/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. is detaining a Saudi man in Cuba who is believed to be the intended 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror plot, sources said yesterday. The Al Qaeda agent, identified by officials only as al-Qahtani, was intercepted in August 2001 by an alert Customs inspector at the Orlando airport but wasn't held, sources said. "He was a little hinky when he came in and they put him on the next flight out," a senior law enforcement official told the Daily News. Al-Qahtani was later picked up by coalition forces in Afghanistan and transferred to the...
  • Charges dropped against alleged 20th hijacker: Pentagon

    05/13/2008 8:51:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 271+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 13 May 2008
    Charges dropped against alleged 20th hijacker: Pentagon WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon has dropped charges against Mohammed al-Qahtani, the alleged "20th hijacker" in the September 11 attacks on the United States, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Susan Crawford, the convening authority for war crimes trials by special military commissions, gave no explanation in dropping the charges against al-Qahtani "without prejudice," said Commander Jeffrey Gordon. "They have been dismissed without prejudice, which means they can be reinstituted at any time," he said of the charges.
  • Al-Qaida video shows alleged 20th hijacker

    06/21/2006 3:23:29 AM PDT · by edpc · 4 replies · 461+ views
    AP (via Yahoo!) ^ | June 21, 2006 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida has identified a would-be 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11 attacks as a Saudi operative who was killed in a 2004 shootout with his country's security forces. In a statement accompanying a new video, the terrorist network's propaganda arm identified Fawaz al-Nashimi, also known as Turki bin Fuheid al-Muteiry, as the operative who would have rounded out a team that ultimately took over United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field before reaching its intended target. A 54-minute video featuring al-Nashimi was obtained Tuesday by IntelCenter, a U.S. government contractor based in Virginia. U.S counterterrorism...
  • Lawyers for 9/11 ‘20th hijacker’ Mohammed Al-Qahtani sue to release Gitmo torture tapes

    01/11/2012 5:36:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 1-11-12 | Philip Caulfield
    Attorneys call videos ‘sickening’ Lawyers for the man known as the "20th hijacker" of 9/11 are suing the U.S. government to release "sickening" videotapes they say show Guantanamo Bay interrogators torturing their client. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday by the Center for Constitutional Rights, said Mohammed Al-Qahtani was a victim “of torture and other profoundly cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." "The American public should now be permitted to see what occurred for itself," the lawsuit said. Between 2002 and 2003, Al-Qahtani suffered through marathon interrogation sessions and was subjected to severe temperatures, sleep deprivation and other...
  • DOJ watchdog faults FBI investigations into 'homegrown violent extremists'

    03/05/2020 9:16:46 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/4/2020 | alexander millen
    Six terrorists who carried out attacks were on the FBI's radar previously. The Justice Department's internal government watchdog released a report Wednesday identifying what it described as significant issues with how the FBI handled investigations of extremists based in the U.S. who either sought or successfully carried out attacks against Americans. The report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz scrutinized how agents investigated so-called 'homegrown violent extremists,' or HVE, and found several instances where individuals who went on to carry out attacks had been previously identified by the FBI but had their cases closed with no further action. "Since September...
  • Friend Of The Whistleblower That Died Today Speaks Out: He Warned Something Could Happen to Him… It Will Be Falsely Called a Suicide

    02/22/2020 5:05:39 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 36 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 002.22.2020 | Natalie D.
    Philip Haney, the author of “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad,” has died at the age of 73. In addition to being an author, Haney was a long-time Department of Homeland Security expert with a focus on Islamic extremism. Reports of Haney’s death first appeared on the morning of February 22. Fox News’ contributor Sara A. Carter tweeted regarding Haney’s death saying, “Somebody I deeply respected and considered a friend Phil Haney – a DHS whistleblower during the Obama Admin was apparently killed yesterday in Southern California. Pray for his family and...
  • Man stabs, kills pro-Trump boss, drapes American flag over him, deputies say

    01/21/2020 11:36:04 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    WKMG ^ | January 21, 2019 | Daniel Dahm
    ORLANDO, Fla. – A construction worker with anti-government beliefs is accused of fatally stabbing his boss, who was a “proud and outspoken American and pro-Donald Trump,” according to an Orange County sheriff’s arrest affidavit. Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested Monday on murder charges in the death of his boss, William Knight, 28. The fatal stabbing was reported at 10:45 a.m. at a construction site at Exit 254 of Florida’s Turnpike near State Road 528. Deputies said they found Knight dead next to an excavator with a brand new American flag over the side of his body. Witnesses said Toney...
  • Disney World Half Marathon brings women together again to run for mental health after friend’s death

    01/10/2020 5:43:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2020 | Stephen Ruiz
    When Dave Cassidy was asked to help a group of women train for the 2010 Walt Disney World Half Marathon, he readily accepted. Cassidy worked in the sports rehabilitation department at what was then Florida Hospital, but he likely never had done something like this before. Neither had the women, nearly 20 in all, competitive to their core but with little experience running, much less that far. "He really became the center of why we were there,'' said Kari Conley, one of the runners. "I don’t know if we could have achieved it without him.'' Cassidy helped 16 of the...
  • White Nationalist Who Ran For Senate And Claimed To Have Killed A Goat, Drank Its Blood Arrested On Kidnapping, Abuse Charges

    01/02/2020 11:01:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Oxygen.com ^ | January 02, 2020 | Unattributed
    A white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a Florida mall by Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant issued out of South Carolina, the Miami Herald reported. Jail records described him as an “out of state fugitive.” The Herald noted that news of the arrest was first reported on Twitter by the journalist Nick Martin,...
  • Did Nick Saban run up the score on Jim Harbaugh in Alabama football's win vs. Michigan?

    01/01/2020 6:57:11 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 60 replies
    Montgomery Advertiser ^ | January 1, 2020 | Adam Hensley
    ORLANDO, Florida — They say elephants never forget. Well, neither does Nick Saban. In No. 9 Alabama's 35-16 Citrus Bowl win over No. 17 Michigan, Saban's Crimson Tide scored a touchdown in the game's final minute. At the time, the Crimson Tide commanded a 12-point lead. Football fans were quick to debate whether or not Saban ran the score up on purpose, digging up an old rivalry between the five-time national champion and Harbaugh.