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  • Is this the Holy Grail?

    04/01/2014 11:54:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 1, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Just in time for Easter, from The New York Daily News: Two historians claim the search for the Holy Grail is over.The famous cup used by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper was identified in a book written by Margarita Torres Jose Manuel Ortega del Rio, titled “Kings of the Grail” and published last week, as the jewel-encrusted goblet on display at the San Isidro Basilica in the northwestern Spanish city of Leon.News of the discovery caused masses of people to flock to the historic church to view the precious chalice – forcing the operators of the museum to pull...
  • Historians Explosive Claim: Theyve Found the Holy Grail

    03/31/2014 6:43:57 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 94 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 31 March 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    Spanish historians claim theyve discovered the 2,000-year-old Holy Chalice, the biblical cup that Jesus Christ used during the Last Supper. Margarita Torres, a medieval history lecturer at Len University and Jose Ortiza del Rio, an art historian, penned a new book claiming that years of research has led them to conclude that Christs chalice is somehow inside a medieval goblet that has been on display in Spain for 1,000 years, Daily Mail reported. Residing inside the Basilica of San Isidoro, a church in Spain that is located on the site of an ancient Roman temple, the goblet known as...
  • Historians claim to have recovered Holy Grail

    03/31/2014 11:02:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 31, 2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards Margarita Torres and Jos Ortega del Ro believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in Len in northern Spain. The pair spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last week published a book, The Kings of the Grail, making their case. The onyx chalice, they explained, was concealed within another antique vessel known as the Chalice of Doa Urruca, which is located in Lens basilica of...
  • Pakistan: Acquitted of blasphemy, gunned down anyway

    03/23/2014 3:01:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/23/2014 | Robert Spencer
    If someone is accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, all too often he or she is brutalized or killed before any trial is held. Or even if acquitted, as in this case, the accused person is targeted by a Muslim mob that enforces the Sharia death penalty for blasphemy by a vigilante action. This is a human rights issue of massive proportions, and yet the world human rights community seems decidedly uninterested in calling upon Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws and combat blasphemy vigilantism.Pak man gunned down despite being acquitted in blasphemy case, from the Press Trust of India, March...
  • Wonder of the World, Hagia Sophia Church, Might Become Mosque

    03/22/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT · by newberger · 23 replies
    Finnbay.com ^ | Mar 17, 2014
    The Christian world is alarmed over the possibility ventilated in local media that Turkish Islamic Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan could convert Istanbuls Hagia Sophia basilica, a symbol of Orthodox Christianity that is currently a museum, into a mosque in the coming months. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I reiterated his firm opposition to such a plan, Radikal newspaper and other media reported. We will oppose this, as will all Christians be they Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant, he said at meeting with scholars on the eve of the Sinaxis, a summit of Orthodox churches kicking off Istanbul on Thursday. The Hagia Sophia basilica...
  • Muslims Slaughter 400 People In Killing Fields And Impregnate 3000 Women

    03/22/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Wahlid Shoebat ^ | 3/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Syria have butchered 400 people in mass killing fields, and have also impregnated 3000 women through sex jihad. We have learned this information through our Middle East contact Sister Hatune Dogan, who we partnered with in order to rescue Christians in Syria and Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. Abd Alluhud tells his story driving to his farm, taking the regular route near Idlib and what he sees was so horrific; hundreds of bodies on the side of the road, all decapitated, so reports Sister Hatune Dogan to Shoebat.com after she came back from her mission to aid Christians in...
  • Why the Media Doesnt Cover Jihadist Attacks on Middle East Christians

    03/22/2014 9:45:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim - Islam Translated ^ | March 20 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Torch (Christians United for Israels Magazine, Winter 2014) To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgraceHebrews 6:6 The United Nations, Western governments, media, universities, and talking heads everywhere insist that Palestinians are suffering tremendous abuses from the state of Israel. Conversely, the greatest human rights tragedy of our timeradical Muslim persecution of Christians, including in Palestinian controlled areasis devotedly ignored. The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the 0404 News, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • SOMALI SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS SELF

    03/15/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 34 replies
    AP/Drudge ^ | 15 Mar 2014
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to park near a hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast...
  • Iraq considers allowing girls as young as EIGHT to marry as part of new laws that also...

    03/14/2014 5:08:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/2014 | SAM CREIGHTON
    A new law being considered in Iraq could lead to girls as young as eight getting married and wives having to submit to sex at their husband's every request. The controversial proposals have provoked outrage from activists both within Iraq and around the globe, who see it as a huge step backwards for women's rights. The measure, aimed at creating different laws for Iraq's majority Shiite population, could further fray the country's divisions amid some of the worst sectarian bloodshed since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Media Statements

    03/08/2014 2:21:00 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 58 replies
    Sunday, March 09, 02:00 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 6th Media Statement Sepang, 9 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines humbly asks all Malaysians and people around the world to pray for flight MH370. It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370 at 1.30 am. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. An international search and rescue mission from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam was mobilized this morning. At this stage, they have failed to find evidence of any wreckage. The sea mission will continue...
  • Missing Malaysia airliner: Hunt for clues begins

    03/08/2014 8:35:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Chris Yates, Aviation Expert
    Although it has not been stated explicitly yet, there seems little doubt that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed and probably with great loss of life. Rescue will inevitably turn into recovery - of wreckage and bodies - and the search for clues will begin. --SNIP-- So what might they look for? Weather can almost certainly be ruled out as a cause. Conditions have been described in different ways, but the consensus is that the aircraft was airborne in near-perfect flying conditions. This leaves just two main possibilities - catastrophic mechanical failure or an act of terrorism. Investigators will undoubtedly...
  • U.S. Destroyer Joins Hunt For Vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight [No crash confirmation]

    03/08/2014 10:48:16 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/08/2014 | Sam Frizell
    The United States dispatched a destroyer to join the massive international search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing Saturday morning with 239 on board, as it appeared increasingly likely the plane had crashed into the ocean. Air traffic controllers lost track of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 shortly after it left Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing, carrying 239 passengers and crew, half of which were Chinese nationals. Vietnams military said a search team discovered a 12-mile long oil slick in the Gulf of Thailand that may be the downed Boeing 777, but there had been no...
  • MISSING MH370: Pilot's niece concerned over his safety

    03/08/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New Strait Times ^ | March 8, 2014
    Niece of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah began tweeting about the MAS MH370 flight around 10am morning when she said not a good way to wake up. My heart beats so fast when I heard the news. Pray for everyone for everyone on board. #MH370. She later tweeted praying to God asking Him to protect her Uncle Zaharie, the cabin crew and passengers. --SNIP-- She also retweeted a relative saying phatanchovy: Allahuakbar My heart sank when I saw Uncles name. Ya Allah, please protect Uncle, the cabin crew and passengers. Ya Allah.
  • Missing MAS flight: Captain piloting MH370 a Penang boy

    03/08/2014 7:47:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | March 8, 2014
    Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, the pilot of flight MH370 was a Penangite. A fellow classmate from Penang Free School, Jason Lee, 53, said that he last met Zaharie in 2010 during their batch's reunion dinner. "It was his long time ambition to be a pilot and he always told us back then how nice it was to fly around," he said on Saturday, adding that Zaharie was really a friendly person. Lee said that Zaharie joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 right after he completed his pilot training. Another schoolmate Franklin Lim, said that Zaharie was a brainiac. "He was...
  • Expecting the worst: Families await news of missing Malaysian airliner (2 stolen passports)

    03/08/2014 7:36:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/8/14 | Mariano Castillo and Ralph Ellis
    The search for a commercial jetliner that seemingly vanished without warning between Malaysia and Vietnam continued into the night as dark fell on Asia, officials said. -snip- For instance, after the airline released a manifest, Austria denied that one of its citizens was onboard the flight as the list stated. The Austrian citizen was safe and sound, and his passport had been stolen two years ago, Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss told CNN. Similarly, Italy's foreign ministry confirmed that no Italians were onboard MH370, even though an Italian was listed on the manifest. Malaysian officials said they were aware...
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian
  • Conspiracy theories spiral around MH370s disappearance

    03/08/2014 7:18:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Lee Shi-Ian
    --SNIP-- Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi was asked about the possibility of terrorism as the cause for MH370's disappearance. A foreign reporter asked Aziz whether MH370 had been lost due to foul play. "We cannot reveal too many details about our security," Aziz said. "We have reviewed the closed-circuit television video footage pertaining to passengers and their baggages." "So far, we are satisfied with everything," he said. --SNIP-- Malaysia Airlines said that the plane took off at 12.41am Malaysia time, and that the plane disappeared from air traffic control radar in Subang, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, at...
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: ... one of 227 passengers 'was using STOLEN passport'

    03/08/2014 6:14:25 AM PST · by nuconvert · 87 replies
    -excerpt- Louis Maraldi, 37, from Cesena, was named as one of the passengers on board the plane. However, reports in Italy have confirmed that he was NOT on board and that he had reported his passport stolen last August.
  • Militant ambush kills 12 of polio workers escort in Pakistan

    03/01/2014 8:44:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | Sat Mar 1, 2014 9:21pm IST | Jibran Ahmad
    The attack lasted an hour and when rescuers approached the scene the gunmen also attacked them, according to Khan Faraz, an official in the Jamrud area of Khyber, a rugged tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Around a dozen wounded were taken to hospital, but others died on the road waiting for help to arrive, he said. Another official, Assistant Political Agent Jehangir Azam, said all the casualties were members of the levies or Khasadar, both locally recruited government-backed militias. They were providing security for the health workers. Polio vaccination teams are frequently attacked, as are government security forces. A spokeswoman for...
  • Nazareth Christians Warned Against 'Slandering' Allah

    02/11/2014 8:08:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 1/21/14
    As Christians of every stripe in Jesus' hometown of Nazareth begin to again take a real stand for their faith, local Muslims are warning them not to overstep the boundaries of their traditional place in the Middle East (hint: they must remain dhimmis, or second-class). A large billboard hanging at a central point in Nazareth features a picture of an Israeli stop sign, along with the English translation of a verse from the Koran cautioning Christians (and Jews) to speak only the "truth" regarding Allah. The poster (and Koran 4:171) reads: "O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed...
  • Muslim Authorities Filling Temple Mount with Trash Cans

    01/20/2014 11:56:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Jews who ascended to the Temple Mount in the last few days discovered that the Muslim Waqf has been planting trash cans throughout the plaza atop the Mount. Two weeks ago, as LIBA project coordinator Yehuda Glick visited the Mount, he saw drilling being carried out into the paved floor of the Mount plaza. Muslims refused to say what they were doing and were assisted by police in pushing Glick away. The mystery of the drilling has now been solved: the holes were used for planting dozens of trash cans, and dozens more await their turn. Temple activists said Monday...
  • Mr. Infidel, Tear Down This Pyramid!

    07/14/2012 9:42:20 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-14 21:35:14 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonWhen Ibn Jubayr, the secretary to the Muslim governor of conquered Spain visited the Great Pyramid of Giza in 1182, he described it as a "miraculous construction and wonderful to look upon." Historian John O'Neill (author of "Holy Warriors") said the Islamic dignitary was blissfully ignorant as to its builders, believing the ancient structures to be "the tombs of early prophets mentioned in the Koran." Jubayr lamented, "To be short, none but the Great and Glorious God can know their story."You see, by Jubayr's time, all Greco-Roman historical sources were swept from the Muslim-dominated world ... they felt...
  • Woman Died After Muslim Nurse Refused to Help as He was Praying [UK]

    01/17/2014 6:35:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    An elderly woman was left on the floor at a care home for up to ten minutes because a nurse was praying, an inquest heard. Alzheimer's sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang and a carer went to the office for help to lift her. But agency nurse Abdul Bhutto, who was in charge, said they would have to wait. Carer Zoe Shaw told the Sheffield hearing: "It took between five and ten minutes because he was praying upstairs in the office on his prayer mat. A staff member told me we had to...
  • Al-Jazeera: Why can't Arab armies be more humane like Israel's?

    01/16/2014 7:06:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Yes, they really said that. Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Tom Gross).
  • Who exposed the Pakistani doctor that ID O B Ladin?

    12/31/2013 12:18:07 PM PST · by simka · 14 replies
    After Osama Bin Ladin was killed, someone on our side released the name of the doctor who, with DNA tests verified that OBL was in the compound. Who did it and why?
  • New Year festivities banned in Saudi Arabia

    12/31/2013 3:59:21 AM PST · by Altenkrug · 16 replies
    arabianbusiness.com ^ | Dec 30, 2013
    Saudi religious police warn against celebrating New Years Eve Monday, 30 December 2013 10:50 AM Saudi Arabias religious police has warned that punitive measures will be taken against those who celebrated New Years Eve on December 31, Arabic daily Okaz reported. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vices (Haia) based its warning on a religious edict issued by the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars banning such celebrations, the newspaper said. The conservative Islamic kingdom follows the Muslim lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, which stems from the Christian religion. Its new year is based...
  • Angola Bans Islam Dismantles Mosques in Effort to Stem Spread of Extremism

    11/24/2013 8:21:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Last October, Muslims from the urban municipality of Viana, Luanda, attended the destruction of the minaret of their mosque Zengo. (On Islam) Angola became the first country in the world to ban Islam and dismantle mosques in an effort to stem the spread of extremism. IBTimes reported: A number of news outlets have reported that Angola has banned Islam and started to dismantle mosques in a bold effort to stem the spread of Muslim extremism. Weekly French-language Moroccan newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune published an article on Friday sourcing several Angolan officials, including the Southwest African nations minister of culture,...
  • Muslims Must Fight Terrorism

    10/06/2013 10:37:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 6 October 2013 | Safi H. Jannaty
    In his article Gulf between perception and reality of Muslims (Oct.3), Aijaz Zaka Syed has once again echoed the feelings of all Muslims around the globe who feel bad about the way the entire community is being blamed for the wrongdoings of a few, who in the name of Islam are wreaking havoc around the world and giving a bad name to Islam and Muslims at large. It is sad to hear and read reports about killings and violence perpetrated by deviant groups who claim to be waging a holy war. The writer has rightly stressed that the word Islam...
  • Turkey Will Prevent Armenia's Holding of 100th Anniversary of So-Called Armenian Genocide

    09/21/2013 5:30:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Turkish Weekly ^ | 21 September 2013
    Turkey will take all necessary measures to prevent activities in connection with the 100th anniversary of the so-called 'Armenian genocide' to be held by Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Joshgun told media today. He was commenting on the activities that Armenia might hold in 2015 in connection with 100th anniversary of the so-called 'Armenian genocide'. "Earlier, Armenians voiced far-fetched claims and such claims can be expected in the future," the ambassador added. "Turkey will celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Canakkale in two years," he said. He stressed that Armenia's state ideology is...
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Dont put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • 'Five of the Kenyan mall massacre gunmen are American' (snip)

    09/22/2013 7:14:09 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 45 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/22/2013 | Louise Boyle, Ellie Buchdahl, Stuart Woledge and Ryan Gormam
    The FBI is investigating claims that up to five of the terrorists who killed 68 people in a despicable attack on an upmarket Kenyan shopping mall are Americans, as the Kenyan military reported that it had rescued hostages and secured 'most parts' of the center following the two day standoff. Sources close to terror group Al Shabaab told CNN on Sunday that nine extremists had been named on their Twitter account along with their nationalities and allegedly included U.S. citizens. The account has now been suspended by the site. And just before sundown Kenya Defence Forces posted on its Twitter...
  • The Kenya Connection

    09/22/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 10 JANUARY 2008 | DANIEL JOHNSON
    As he reminded us again after losing narrowly to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Barack Obama likes to evoke Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. We must all hope that, like King's, Mr. Obama's dream is "deeply rooted in the American dream." But before giving him the keys to the White House, Americans might like to know a little more about the content of Mr. Obama's dream. Let me propose an unlikely place to start looking: Kenya. Even in the midst of the primaries, the horrific scenes from that country since the disputed election on December 27 will...
  • Shabaab claims Americans, Europeans are members of Kenyan mall assault team

    09/22/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 2, 2013 | BILL ROGGIO
    Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in East Africa, claimed that three Americans, a Canadian, a Brit, and a Finn are among the fighters who are involved in the siege of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. At least 68 people have been killed in the attack so far, and Shabaab is holding hostages. Shabaab named nine members of the Westgate suicide assault team on its now-defunct Twitter account. It also mentioned a female fighter but did not provide her name or nationality. There may well be other members of the assault team who are unnamed. Twitter has shut down Shabaab's account...
  • Al-Shabaab: Three Americans Among Gunmen in Kenya Mall

    09/22/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 124 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/22/13 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Shabaab is claiming that there are American gunmen among those still holed up in the Westgate mall in a standoff with Kenyan and Israeli special forces. The Somali al-Qaeda affiliate tweeted a series of names on its latest account before Twitter against suspended the group. Al-Shabaab has been creating new accounts each time they get shut down but a movement of pro-Kenyan tweeters has been tracking down the new accounts and complaining to Twitter. We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate, their latest account tweeted. They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including...
  • NY Rep. King: Al-Shabab Recruited in US

    09/22/2013 8:11:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | AP
    A member of the House Homeland Security Committee says the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the deadly attack on an upscale shopping mall in Kenya recruited up to 50 people from Somali American communities in the U.S.
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sundays attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sundays bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says

    09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | September 22, 2013, 6:58 AM | CBS/AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles. "The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said. Lenku said that there are 10 to...
  • State Dept.: Kenyan massacre condemned

    09/22/2013 2:32:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said 59 people have been killed and 175 injured. Among the injured were five Americans. Her statement also said: "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the despicable massacre of innocent men, women and children at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and injured in this cowardly act and we extend our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones.
  • U.S. will support Kenya to bring attackers to justice: Obama

    09/22/2013 1:21:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 9/22/12 | reuters
    "President Obama called President Kenyatta of Kenya this morning to express condolences to the government and people of Kenya for the terrorist attack carried out by al-Shabaab yesterday on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi," the White House said in a statement. "President Obama reiterated U.S. support for Kenya's efforts to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice." Five American citizens were among those injured in the shootings at the mall, said State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf.
  • Another Terrorist In Kenya From Kansas City

    09/22/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    KansasCity.com ^ | 9/22/2013
    Terrorists in Kenya mall attack reportedly include 27-year-old from KC September 22 A terrorist group known as Al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for the Kenyan mall attack and has released several names of the terrorists. Read more Breaking News The names include a 27-year-old who says he is from Kansas City. More to come. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/09/22/4500557/terrorists-in-kenya-mall-attack.html#storylink=cpy
  • Breaking CNN: Kenya Terrorist Gunmen From U.S.A.

    09/22/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 239 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/2013
    CNN: Three of the gunmen in the Kenyan mall attack that killed at least 68 are from the United States. Two are from Minnesota, one from Missouri. This is a developing story stay tuned to CNN for more information.
  • US forces targeting Islamic militants in Kenya, general says (not attacking)

    09/22/2013 12:23:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2013 | Carlo Munoz
    Video of Mall attack at link - 2 minutes. American forces in Africa are likely drafting target lists for possible strikes against al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups tied to Sunday's deadly attack in Nairobi, a former U.S. general said Sunday. "They're developing targets . . . and refining target lists, trying to fill in any gaps that we possibly have" on potential locations of al Shabaab strongholds in Kenya and elsewhere on the African continent, former Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Sunday. Al Shabaab, the Somali-based terror group with ties to al Qaeda's Africa cell, known as...
  • Nairobi shopping mall attack: siege live

    09/22/2013 9:55:25 AM PDT · by fella · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Sept 2013 | The Telegraph (London
    17.35 The two French victims who lost their lives were a mother and daughter who were executed in the car park, the French minister in charge of nationals living abroad said.
  • Kenya calls in Israeli Special Forces to help end jihad seige in mall

    09/22/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/22/13 | Pamela Geller
    Muslims slaughter non-Muslims in popular Kenyan mallAt request of the Kenyan government Israeli special forces now operating to try and end Nairobi Mall siege." It's interesting to watch how the free world responds in a post-American Obama world.Jihad in Kenya: Muslim Group holds non-Muslims hostage after massacre in Kenyan mall siege, 39 dead, 150 injured Among those killed yesterday in the jihad attack aginst Kenya by the devout Muslim group, al-Shabbab, was a Canadian diplomat, the Kenyan presidents nephew and his fianc, and Ghanas leading poet. Three British, two French, one Australian and one Chinese citizen also confirmed dead.Why...
  • Vanity: Why Is Drudge NOT Covering Kenya Slaughter?

    09/22/2013 9:03:59 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 74 replies
    9/22/2013
    Anyone know why Matt Drudge has ignored the Kenyan mall massacre that is going on still at this hour? He has updated with other stories but has not once posted a single link to this on-going nightmare going on in Kenya. I find this very odd and can't think of a reason why he would be ignoring it?
  • Report: Israelis join Kenyan effort to rescue hostages from terrorists

    09/22/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    jppost,com ^ | 9/22/13 | Staff, reuters Greer Fay Cashman
    Israeli forces have joined Kenyan troops in the effort to save hostages from al-Qaida-linked Somali terrorists at a Nairobi mall where gunmen killed at least 59 people on Saturday, AFP reported on Sunday. "The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured," AFP quoted a security source as saying. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the veracity of the report. Reuters quoted an Israeli security source as saying Israeli advisers were helping Kenya with "negotiating strategy" to help end the siege.
  • Israeli forces join Kenya battle to end deadly mall siege

    09/22/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Google News ^ | 9/22/2013 | Google News
    NAIROBI Kenyan troops backed by Israeli forces battled Sunday to end a siege in an upmarket shopping mall and free hostages held by Somali militants in an attack that has so far killed 59 people. Sporadic gunfire could be heard as Kenyan security officials said they were attempting to kill or capture the remaining attackers and end the 26-hour-long bloodbath at the Westgate mall. "The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured," a Kenyan security source told AFP. The Israeli foreign ministry refused to confirm or deny its forces were involved. Somalia's Al...
  • 59 killed in Kenya mall attack, 49 missing

    09/22/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Newtoidaho · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2013 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists Sunday, as the toll rose to 59 dead, including children, and 175 wounded in the attack at an upscale mall, a Kenyan minister said. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where hostages are being held by militants. The radicals attacked the mall Saturday and remained inside throughout the night. Kenya's Red Cross said in a statement citing police that 49 people had been reported missing. Officials did not make an explicit link but that number could form the basis of...