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  • TikTok reverses its ban on a teen who slammed China’s Muslim crackdown in a viral video

    11/28/2019 8:48:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 28, 2019 | The New York Times
    SHANGHAI — The video app TikTok on Wednesday reversed its decision to block an American teenager who posted a clip in which she discussed the mass internment of minority Muslims in China, and acknowledged that its moderation system had overreached in shutting her out of her account. The incident raised fresh concerns about whether TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance, muzzles its users in line with censorship directives from Beijing — an accusation the company has denied. TikTok said the teenager, Feroza Aziz, 17, had been barred from using her personal device to access the app,...
  • Son of Osama bin Laden Believed Dead

    08/01/2019 12:11:04 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/1/19 | Mattha Busby
    Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza, who was trying to lead an al-Qaida resurgence, is believed dead, according to US reports. NBC News reported the US had received intelligence that he had died, citing three American officials. The New York Times, quoting two unnamed officials, also reported Hamza bin Laden had been killed sometime over the past two years, and it had taken time to confirm the death. The report said the US had a hand in the death of the al-Qaida heir, thought to have been aged about 30. Hamza bin Laden had been seeking to stage attacks on western...
  • U.S. has intel that Osama bin Laden's son and heir, Hamza, is dead, officials say

    07/31/2019 1:16:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 31, 2019 | Courtney Kube
    WASHINGTON — The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials. The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. played a role in his death. It is unclear if the U.S. has confirmed his death.
  • Terrorist Sympathizer Who Placed Bombs in South Carolina Roadways Sentenced

    07/01/2019 3:12:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    FBI ^ | June 17, 2019 | Staff
    A man and his daughter were driving down a rural highway in Anderson County, South Carolina, on January 30, 2018, when they noticed something odd—a glowing wicker basket in the middle of the road. The man stopped to examine the package. It exploded, causing minor burns to his leg. Among the bomb remnants police found at the scene was a piece of paper with Arabic writing referencing Osama bin Laden, leading investigators toward a possible terrorism motive. Local, state, and federal law enforcement collected evidence and sent the bomb components to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, where experts looked...
  • Trump: 'I Think I Know’ Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks

    06/18/2019 2:59:07 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 70 replies
    NN ^ | 06-18-19 | Jack Murphy
    President Donald Trump has said he thinks he knows who was behind the September 11th attack in New York in 2001, before adding that “Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Centre."Speaking to ABC News, Trump said: “It was not Iraq."“It were other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also.”
  • Judge confirms Trump associate gave feds Osama bin Laden’s number

    05/17/2019 3:59:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    msn ^ | 5/16/2019 | Natasha Bertrand
    A federal judge has confirmed for the first time that Felix Sater, a former Donald Trump business associate who drove Trump Tower Moscow negotiations during the 2016 election, helped the U.S. government track down Osama bin Laden. During a hearing on Thursday in the Eastern District of New York — held as part of a lawsuit brought by First Look Media to unseal records related to Sater’s longtime cooperation with the government on various national security issues — Judge I. Leo Glasser said the media group already knew all of the “very interesting and dangerous things” Sater had done through...
  • U.S. offers $1M reward for Osama Bin Laden's son

    03/01/2019 1:22:14 PM PST · by gattaca · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2019 | Darryl Coote
    Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The United States is offering $1 million for information on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden's son. The State Department said in a notice Thursday that Hamza Bin Laden is "emerging as a leader" of terrorist organization al-Qaida and is offering the reward through its "rewards justice" program for any information on his location in any country. The announcement said that since August 2015, Hamza has released audio and video messages on the Internet encouraging his followers to "launch attacks against the United States and Western allies." He has also threatened attacks against America for killing...
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • '$100,000 Pyramid' Contestant Confuses Barack Obama With Osama bin Laden in On-Air Flub

    08/14/2018 6:37:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 13, 2018 | THR Staff
    On Sunday's episode of The $100,000 Pyramid on ABC a contestant made the mistake of mixing up former Taliban leader Osama bin Laden with Barack Obama. The game show, which pairs a contestant with a celebrity as they offer clues based on a topic for their partner to guess, saw the contestant in question, a new father named Evan Kaufman, paired with Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows. As Kaufman's round began, starting with the easiest topics at the bottom of the pyramid, the hint in question was "People Whose Last Name Is Obama." Instead of citing the former president...
  • Jordanian patriarch facing death in Houston ‘honor killings’ praised 9/11 attacks

    08/01/2018 5:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 6:26 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Brian Rogers
    A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday. Nesreen Irsan, 30, told jurors that her fervently Muslim father, 60-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was living in Conroe when the infamous attacks occurred and was happy that Americans had died. He also told his 12 children they should become suicide bombers if asked. “He said it’s what America deserves,” the daughter said as she testified against the father who has been convicted of killing her...
  • My son, Osama: The al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

    08/03/2018 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8-3-2018 | Martin Chulov
    On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. The red hijab that covers her hair is reflected in a glass-fronted cabinet; inside, a framed photograph of her firstborn son takes pride of place between family heirlooms and valuables. A smiling, bearded figure wearing a military jacket, he features in photographs around the room: propped against the wall at her feet, resting on a mantlepiece. A supper of Saudi meze and a lemon cheesecake has been spread out on a large wooden dining table. Alia Ghanem is Osama bin Laden’s mother, and...
  • Steve Schmidt on Travel Ban: Trump is Responsible For the ‘Fulfillment of Osama bin Laden’s Vision’

    06/26/2018 3:20:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 25, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt––who recently left the Republican party––decried the Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump‘s travel ban. Nicolle Wallace talked with her panel about the SCOTUS decision, looking back at how we got from the originally-proposed Muslim ban to here. She said, “I remember people in the intelligence community saying to me, ‘Who do you think we rely on the most in the countries that could represent the greatest geopolitical threats from us?'” Former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi said that today “we became a little bit less of that shining city on a hill” into a country...
  • On Torture

    05/19/2018 5:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | John C. Goodman
    Is torture always morally wrong? Is it sometimes justified?These are questions swirling around the nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA. Critics (mainly Senate Democrats) claim that torture is always wrong, even though some of those senators were aware of waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” for years and never once complained about it. In her defense, Karl Rove told Fox News viewers that whatever we do is legitimate if it’s for the defense of the United States.As I explain below, both sides are wrong. But first things first.Zero Dark Thirty. This is Hollywood’s version of Haspel’s backstory. She apparently supervised...
  • Bin Laden's Alleged Bodyguard Collecting Welfare Checks

    The alleged former bodyguard of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden has been found collecting welfare checks from the government in Germany, according to local media, because he cannot be deported—even though he was refused asylum status. A report in the German tabloid Bild said the man, named only as 42-year-old Sami A to protect his privacy, cannot be deported to his native Tunisia because he is at risk of torture there. He has lived in Germany since 1997 and has a wife and three children. Sami A collects around $1,430 a month in welfare from the German government, a figure...
  • Bin Laden documents: New secrets revealed linking Qatar and al-Qaeda [Al Jazeera]

    11/03/2017 6:32:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/4/17 | Hoda Al Saleh
    The third batch of documents published by the US intelligence agency Abbottabad, Wednesday, revealed more secrets of close ties between al-Qaeda and Al Jazeera Qatari network.In a letter from Haj Osman to the Media Committee of the organization, he called for coordinating with Al Jazeera correspondent to respond to “false information” about al-Qaeda, asking to clarify through Al Jazeera many accusations perpetuated.He advised that Al Jazeera correspondent in Pakistan, Ahmed Zidan, would highlight what Arab channels claim that al-Qaeda enjoy privileges in Iran and, and to refer to Iraqi documents linking the organization to Iran, as well as arrange for...
  • Osama bin Laden porn stash will not be released

    09/12/2017 4:01:48 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 09/12/2017 | Christtine Douglass-Williams
    Michael Flynn, former chief of staff for President Donald Trump and ex-U.S. intelligence chief, revealed in 2016 that laptops seized from jihadists were filled with as much as 80 percent pornography, alongside videos of beheadings and other gruesome footage. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that the “documents retrieved from the 2011 Navy Seal raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden would be released in ‘weeks’—with the exception of one particular part of the haul, his pornography stash.” The Newsweek article below indicates that “while these documents are considered operational, his porn collection is not, and will likely remain classified.”...
  • New Threats from Al Qaeda: Inspire 17 Magazine

    08/13/2017 2:47:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 August 17 | Christopher Holton
    Al Qaeda has issued its latest edition of Inspire magazine, Inspire 17. The magazine is published by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but it covers Al Qaeda operations worldwide. In particular, Inspire 17 features the emir of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abu Musab Abdel al-Wadoud. However, this latest issue of Inspire is noteworthy in that the most prominent personality in the magazine is Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden. Hamza bin Laden is emerging as a global leader of Al Qaeda and has specifically vowed to take revenge on the U.S....
  • Bin Laden’s son wants to avenge his father, ex-FBI agent says

    05/12/2017 3:44:05 PM PDT · by GregNH · 40 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 05/12/2017 | CBS
    Personal letters seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal the al Qaeda leader's son to be a young man who adores his father and wants to carry on his murderous ideology. That son today is poised to lead a stronger, larger al Qaeda and is bent on avenging his dad's death, says an ex-FBI agent familiar with those documents. Holly Williams interviews Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was the bureau's lead investigator of al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, on the next edition of 60 Minutes Sunday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Hillary was stifling a cough in Situation Room photo of raid on Osama bin Laden Compound

    09/28/2016 7:06:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | judi McLeod
    "I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs" Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits are at least five years old. Clinton’s video-taped coughing fits are not exclusive to the 2016 Election Campaign. Clinton had the same coughing fits when she was Secretary of State back in 2011. In fact, in her own words, then Secretary of State Clinton, who had been depicted with her hand covering her mouth in the iconic White House photograph of President Barack Obama and his top advisers watching live footage of the raid on Osama...
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...