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  • British Muslim ISIS 'master bomb maker' triggers laptop alert on flights: Report

    06/17/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    A British Muslim of Pakistani origin, known as a "master bomb maker" for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, triggered the US laptop ban on flights last year, a former MI6 spy has revealed in a new autobiography. According to 'The Sunday Times', Aimen Dean a former al Qaeda explosives expert recruited by MI6 to infiltrate UK Islamist extremist circles writes in 'Nine Lives' that he first met 41-year-old Hamayun Tariq from the West Midlands region of England as an undercover agent in 2004. Tariq, who used the alias 'Abu Muslim', evaded the UK authorities twice to travel abroad where...
  • Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

    06/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/15/2018 | Rupam Jain, Jibran Ahmad
    KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. Mullah Fazlullah in an undated photo. U.S. Department of State/via REUTERS An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and...
  • China Hosts Russia, Iran as US Tensions Rise

    06/10/2018 12:30:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 9, 2018 | Becky Davis
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal. Armored vans lined the streets of the coastal city of Qingdao as world leaders arrived Friday for the 18th annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional security bloc led by China and Russia. Its member states also include four ex-Soviet Central Asian republics, Pakistan and India. Iran is an observer member. Authorities emptied an entire oceanside swathe of the city —...
  • Soon After Imran Awan’s Other Wife Called Police on Him, Gunmen Shot At Her

    06/07/2018 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK AND WAJID ALI SYED
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ indicted former IT aide, Imran Awan, was married to two Virginia women simultaneously, and 15 days after one of them told police that Imran kept her “like a slave,” gunmen shot into her family home, according to police reports filed in Pakistan. Timeline: 10/16/2015 Siddique calls police to her apartment in Virginia; they observe “cut on stomach and arm” 11/16/2015 Fairfax, Virginia police report on telephone threats involving Imran and Siddique 4/2016 Inspector General investigation into Imran’s finances begins 7/18/2016 Siddique calls police to her apartment and tells them Imran “treat her bad and keep her...
  • EVIDENCE MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Stolen from Congress

    06/08/2018 10:42:33 AM PDT · by detective · 132 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 8, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortebed title. Full title: KEY EVIDENCE GOES MISSING: Server Belonging to Wasserman Shultz IT Worker Imran Awan Is Physically Stolen from Congress Imran Awan worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for thirteen years since she came into office in 2004 as a Florida representative. Imran and his two Pakistani brothers managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials. They were relieved of their duties in February 2017 on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives in February 2017.
  • SOURCES: WASSERMAN SCHULTZ SCREAMED AT HOUSE OFFICIALS TO KILL HACKING PROBE, INTERVENED IN PAKISTA

    06/05/2018 9:05:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2018 | luke rosiak
    Ex-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she intervened in a Pakistani land deal involving her then–IT aide Imran Awan, according to two House employees. The dispute came after Awan’s father was charged with fraud in relation to the deal, and the mysterious exertion of political influence resulted in Pakistani authorities instead targeting the elderly alleged victims, according to a local report. And when a House Office of Inspector General cybersecurity investigation found that Awan made “unauthorized access” to House servers, including the House Democratic Caucus’ shortly before the election, Wasserman Schultz became “frantic, not normal,” “making the rounds”...
  • Pakistan Navy signs contract for acquisition of two warships from China

    06/02/2018 7:25:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Nation, Pakistan ^ | June 01, 2018
    ISLAMABAD: Contract for the acquisition of 2 x warships for Pakistan Navy was signed with M/s China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd (CSTC), at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi. Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi was also present on the occasion. With the conclusion of this contract, Pakistan Navy will now have a total of 4 x Type 054 A ships in its fleet by 2021. The induction of these ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy’s warfighting capabilities while effectively contributing towards Maritime Security Operations in the region. Type-054 A is an extremely potent and state...
  • Pakistan to buy 30 of Turkey's homegrown T129 ATAK helicopters

    05/25/2018 7:55:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Photo: TAI Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters, according to an election manifesto the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) announced Thursday. In a November 2017 interview with the Anadolu Agency, Pakistani Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain said his country planned to procure 30 attack helicopters and four naval ships from Turkey. Hussain revealed that Pakistan was interested in the T129 ATAK helicopter, developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Italy-based AgustaWestland, rebranded as Leonardo Helicopters in 2016. The gunship helicopter was added to the inventory...
  • Capitol Police Accidentally Gave Evidence To House Hacking Suspect’s Defense Attorney

    05/25/2018 3:25:23 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/18 | Luke Rosiak
    The Capitol Police turned over a trove of evidence in the alleged Imran Awan House cyberbreach and theft case to the defense attorneys when they were supposed to deliver it to prosecutors instead, according to court documents and a source. And hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation asked prosecutors about the disclosure, Awan’s lawyer said he had learned of the forthcoming story from a source on Capitol Hill. TheDCNF had not told anyone other than prosecutors about it. “The cop came to [Awan’s defense attorney] Chris Gowen’s office with a stack of papers … Then he came back and...
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...
  • Santa Fe High School shooting victims identified as exchange student, beloved teacher

    05/20/2018 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Caroline Linton, Justin Carissimo
    ... The Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed that exchange student Sabika Sheikh was killed in the shooting. Sabika was an exchange student with YES, which is funded by the U.S. State Department. It provides scholarships for secondary school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the U.S. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent his "deepest condolences" to her friends and family in a statement Saturday.
  • Whuh? CNN’s Cuomo Concerned Removed NORK Nukes Might be Sent to Pakistan

    05/18/2018 4:11:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is right up there with the congressman worrying that stationing Marines on Guam could cause the island to tip over and capsize . . . On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo expressed the concern that under a denuclearization deal with North Korea, the NORK nukes might be sent to . . . Pakistan. Panelists Jon Avlon and Gordon Chang talked poor Chris in off the ledge, assuring him that wouldn’t happen.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Pakistan blocks US diplomat from leaving after fatal crash

    05/14/2018 2:23:39 AM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    Pakistan has prevented a US diplomat from leaving the country after he allegedly killed a motorcyclist by driving through a red light last month. Local press said on Saturday that a plane was sent by the US to collect Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, a military attache, but was denied clearance. US officials have previously said he cannot be arrested or tried because he has diplomatic immunity. The incident has increased political tension between the countries. Ateeq Baig, 22, was killed in the crash in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad, on 7 April. CCTV footage showed a white four-wheel-drive - said to...
  • Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan(trunc)

    05/02/2018 3:27:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/1/18 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year as cultural preference for boys drives more parents to murder babies345 babies found in garbage in Karachi since January last year, charities reveal 99 per cent found to be girls amid a cultural preference for boys, report says In one horrifying case in, a four-day-old was found dead with her throat slitHundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year amid a cultural preference for boys, it has emerged. A total of 345...
  • Secret wiretapping case goes to court in San Francisco

    09/24/2009 1:59:37 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 8 replies · 354+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 24 September 2009 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- After years of wrangling over legal procedures, the lawyer for a defunct Islamic charity laid out his case Wednesday that former President George W. Bush's secret wiretapping program was illegal - an argument that an Obama administration attorney refused to discuss. "May the president of the United States break the law in the name of national security? ... We're asking this court to say, 'no,' " Jon Eisenberg, lawyer for the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, told a federal judge in San Francisco. Neither the president's constitutional powers as commander in chief nor Congress' authorization to use military force...
  • 'Straight Out of James Bond': Reporter Explains New Details in Dem IT Staffer Scandal

    05/01/2018 9:26:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/2018 | FoxNews
    A new report could prove that President Trump was right when he tweeted about a so-called "Pakistani mystery man" who kept Democratic National Committee documents and servers out of the hands of investigators. The report, by The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak, says that Imran Awan -- the IT aide of former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) -- took a laptop with him in 2017 after being banned from the House computer network for “unauthorized access to data.” The report also says that Awan left the laptop, which had the username "RepDWS," "in a phone booth with a letter...
  • Thrifty At 50: Pakistan Keeps Ageing Mirages Flying

    04/29/2018 12:38:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | April 29, 2018
    KAMRA, PAKISTAN: The sprawling complex at Kamra, west of Islamabad, reverbates at the thundering take-off of a Mirage Rose-1, the latest ageing fighter jet to have been gutted and reassembled by the Pakistani Air Force. Fifty years after Pakistan bought its first Mirages, many planes in the venerable fleet are still being patched up, overhauled and upgraded for use in combat, years after conventional wisdom dictates they should be grounded. That includes one of the first two planes originally purchased from France's Dassault in 1967, which was in a hangar at Kamra after its record fifth overhaul when AFP visited...
  • Trump Is Right: A ‘Pakistani Mystery Man’ Has Documents (Wendy) Wasserman Schultz Didn’t Want...

    04/22/2018 7:15:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:42 PM 04/22/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK
    FULL TITLE -- Trump Is Right: A ‘Pakistani Mystery Man’ Has Documents (Wendy) Wasserman Schultz Didn’t Want Prosecutors To See [VIDEO] A key, if under-covered, aspect of the “Pakistani mystery man” story is that Imran Awan, the Pakistani-born IT aide of former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, took a laptop with username RepDWS after he was banned from the House computer network for “unauthorized access to data,” and then left it in a phone booth with a letter to prosecutors. On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good...
  • Awan Funneling ‘Massive’ Data Off Congressional Server, Dems Claim It’s Child’s HOMEWORK

    09/27/2017 3:37:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Luke Rosiak
    Democratic congressional aides made unauthorized access to a House server 5,400 times and funneled “massive” amounts of data off of it. But there’s nothing to see here, Democrats told The Washington Post: They were just storing and then re-downloading homework assignments for Imran Awan’s elementary-school aged kids and family pictures. A congressional source with direct knowledge of the incident contradicted the Post’s account, saying that now-indicted IT aide Imran Awan and his associates “were moving terabytes off-site so they could quote ‘work on the files'” and that they desperately tried to hide what was on the server when caught, providing...
  • THE AMERICAN “INABILITY TO UNDERSTAND” JIHADIS-It has hamstrung our foreign policy for decades

    04/20/2018 5:30:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 20, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    One of the biggest ongoing problems of U.S. foreign policy is a failure to understand what we’re really up against. This problem is nothing new, although Barack Obama took it to new heights by banning all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training, with many of his loyalists still in place and hampering our ability to deal realistically with the jihad threat today. This myopia goes back decades. In Theodore H. White’s America In Search of Itself, there is this telling passage about the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979: Of the negotiating effort, the most biting summary was...