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  • Organizer of muhammad cartoon contest describes shooting [interview]

  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    05/04/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2015 | Staff
    Washington (AFP) - The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by provocative activist Pamela Geller, offered a $10,000 prize in a competition to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Depicting the Prophet Mohammed is seen as offensive by many Muslims. Such satirical images have prompted violence in the past including in Paris this year when 12 people were gunned down...
  • Islam and Cultural Jihad

    05/04/2015 12:09:49 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The belief that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Islamic terrorists have twisted that faith to unrecognizable extremes is a false interpretation that surrounds today’s narrative regarding Islam”, writes Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. The greater overall threat this misconception poses is neglected because of fear and outright denial to acknowledge what or who our enemy truly is. The more we lie to ourselves and allow our politicians, media and government officials to lie to us, the more we enable terrorists to become embolden. Spencer further notes, “we cannot possible defeat an enemy whom we refuse to understand, refuse...
  • In Garland, We Got Lucky

    05/04/2015 12:07:54 PM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    Of course he was a convict. Elton Simpson was the first figure identified in the latest eruption from the Religion of Peace™ — an attempted massacre at an exhibition of anti-Islamist cartoons in suburban Garland, Texas, which ended in the shooting of Simpson and his coconspirator, because Texas is where terrorists go to get out-gunned at an art show. Simpson and his pal are as dead as a tuna casserole — in Texas, we shoot back. We got lucky when luck wasn’t what we needed. Simpson was, like the overwhelming majority of murderers and most of those who commit serious...
  • Texas Shooting Suspect Linked Himself to ISIS in Tweets

    05/04/2015 11:44:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    One of the two men killed while trying to shoot up a Garland, Texas, event featuring controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed linked himself to ISIS in a tweet posted just before the attack. The man, identified by a federal law enforcement source as Elton Simpson, apparently posted a tweet before the attack that read, in part, "May Allah accept us as mujahideen." The tweet from Simpson also said he and his fellow attacker had pledged loyalty to "Amirul Mu'mineen" (the leader of the faithful), which CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said probably refers to ISIS leader Abu Bakr...
  • Gunman outside Muhammad cartoon event identified as suspected militant sympathizer

    05/04/2015 11:32:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Lindsey Bever and Brian Murphy
    Nearly 900 miles to the west, meanwhile, investigators searched the Phoenix apartment of the suspects. A U.S. law enforcement official told The Washington Post that the attackers have been identified as Elton Simpson, 30 — who had previously been the target of a terror-linked probe — and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, as officials tried to piece together the planning behind the late Sunday attack that wounded one guard.
  • (Vanity) Free Republic Moslem Cartoon Contest

    05/04/2015 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 93 replies
    Vanity | 5/4/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    Pamela Geller puts her azz on the line for us, the least we can do is catch her pass and run it for a touchdown. there isn't a one of us who wouldn't take a bullet for her. She's attacking the lefty media and Islam at its Achilles heel - the 1st Ammendment and we need to exploit that breach. I've seen a lot of savvy, biting satire images and comments here on Free Republic, really funny stuff that will hold up in any venue. We got the chops and now it's time to use them and create a Conservative...
  • AFDI First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest-May 3

    02/02/2015 9:07:50 PM PST · by magna carta · 17 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | Feb.2,2015 | Robert Spencer
    “To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.” Abraham Lincoln AFDI to hold $10,000 Muhammad cartoon contest and cartoon art exhibit at site of “Stand With the Prophet” conference NEW YORK, January 24: The human rights advocacy group the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) today announced that it will be holding a contest for cartoons of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and an exhibit of Muhammad cartoons, a retrospective, this May in Garland, Texas.
  • The Anti-Cartoon Jihad Comes To America

    05/04/2015 4:24:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Two gunmen were killed by police Sunday night after they opened fire wounding a security officer at a Texas art competition featuring works depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, a practice that is strictly forbidden in Islam.
  • Two gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest [self defense in Texas]

    05/03/2015 8:58:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    GARLAND, Texas — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night. The City of Garland said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer. Garland Police Department officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed, the statement said. The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative had been hosting a contest at the...
  • 2 gunmen killed, guard shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas (New Info)

    05/03/2015 8:53:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/3/15 | Matt Pearce
    Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack outside a controversial Dallas-area event Sunday evening where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammad, police said. The shooting in Garland, a Texas suburb about 20 miles from Dallas, was preceded by messages from two social media accounts that supported extremist Islamic viewpoints. One tweet, sent at 6:35 p.m., used the hashtag "#texasattack." The user wrote, “May Allah accept us as mujahideen.” Attendees inside the conference didn’t get word about the shooting until 6:50 p.m. -snip- Two social media accounts tweeted messages about...
  • Ted Cruz: Dems and Big Business Joining to Attack Religious Freedom Is ‘A Perfect Storm’

    05/03/2015 6:48:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/3/2015 | Wiiliam Bigelow
    On Saturday at South Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention, Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently won two straw polls in two of South Carolina’s biggest counties, forcefully attacked big business for its collusion with the Democratic Party in attacking Indiana’s religious liberty law. He also slammed the Obama administration for its intrusion on Americans’s liberty. Speaking on the brouhaha raised after Indiana passed its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Cruz said bluntly that the cooperation of the Democratic Party and businesses that threatened Indiana over the law was a “perfect storm of the Democratic Party and big business coming together.” Indiana’s law...
  • Two shot near Garland events center (Possibly Had Explosives outside Muhammad art exhibit)

    05/03/2015 5:21:26 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 243 replies
    WFAA ^ | 5/3/2015 | WFAA Staff
    Two men were shot in a parking lot outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Sunday afternoon, SWAT officials told News 8. Those men possibly had explosives on them, SWAT officials said. Everyone at the center, which was hosting a Muhammad Art exhibit, was told to find a safe place inside the building. SWAT members were at the scene for the event.
  • Pamela Geller with 3 Garland Police Officers shortly after Terrorist attack (Great picture!)

    05/04/2015 9:36:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    Twitter | May 04, 2015 | Vanity
    A picture is worth a thousand words
  • Separation? Nah. Liberals Believe in Violation of Church by State

    05/04/2015 9:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    I'm reconsidering the merits of the NSA. What if they droned the riots, face recognized every thug, and called their moms?If Republicans and Tea Partiers are the racists, why are the riots always in Democrat and usually Black strongholds?Leftists believe in separation of church and state, until the state can order pastors to conduct same sex weddings, and strip religious colleges of their tax exemption. Then they're all into violation of church by state.This is all planned. The community organizers don't spawn riots in cities that would shut them down cold. Urban thugs: Lets riot! Conservative critics: These thugs are...
  • Dallas Prophet cartoon attack: Suspected gunman 'named'

    05/04/2015 10:18:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-4-15
    Authorities have identified one of the suspected gunmen who attacked an event in Dallas on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, US media say. The FBI named him as Elton Simpson, who had been previously investigated on suspicion of terrorism offences, several reports said. Agents were searching an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona, where Simpson reportedly lived, an FBI official said. Two gunmen were shot dead after opening fire outside Sunday's event. They drove to the Muhammad Art Exhibit in the Dallas suburb of Garland as the event was ending, firing with assault rifles on two officers in a parking lot. One...
  • Official Identifies One Suspect in Attack at Texas Anti-Islam Event

    05/04/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Salman · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 4, 2015 | By MANNY FERNANDEZ and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    GARLAND, Tex. — One of the two gunmen who were killed Sunday after opening fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was identified on Monday by a law enforcement official as a man who had previously been labeled by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect. Police officers shot and killed the man, identified as Elton Simpson of Phoenix, and his companion Sunday evening, outside the Curtis Culwell Center, at an event organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a New York-based group that also uses the name Stop Islamization of America....
  • 'This is a war': Woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history of hatred

    05/04/2015 9:49:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2015-05-04 | Associated Press
    Blogger Pamela Geller, 56, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has been highly critical of Islam for yearsGeller's group was behind anti-Islamic ads that began appearing on New York City buses and subway entrances last yearShe said Sunday that the shooting showed how 'needed our event really was' The woman behind the Muhammad cartoon contest targeted in a Texas shooting Sunday has a long history of inflammatory anti-Islam propaganda, and watchdogs have labeled her organization a hate group. Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), said immediately after two armed men opened fire on a security...
  • White House on Garland Attack: No Act of Expression Justifies Violence, Even if It’s Offensive

    05/04/2015 9:45:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    The White House refrained Monday from condemning the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest that provoked an attack Sunday night in Garland that left two gunmen dead. “There is no act of expression, even if it’s offensive, that justifies an act of violence,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president flew to New York for fund-raising and a TV appearance with David Letterman. “The president was informed last night of the violence outside Dallas,” Earnest said, condemning “extremists” who have responded with violence after expressions they find offensive. “We have seen extremists try to use expressions...
  • Message from Garland, Texas to Baltimore, Maryland

    05/04/2015 8:05:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Judi Mcleod
    #copssavecivilianlives A clear and timely message to Baltimore, Maryland from Garland, Texas last night: police officers, risking their lives to do their jobs, keep civilian society safe. Proven countless times and now once again: Civilian lives are safer, thanks to thousands of police forces across America, whose intent is ‘To Serve and Protect’. “Two gunmen were killed by police Sunday night after they opened fire wounding a security officer at a Texas art competition featuring works depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, a practice that is strictly forbidden in Islam.” (Matthew Vadum, May 4, 2015)
  • Outcry Over Coming ‘Stand with the Prophet’ Rally at Texas Public School Center [For background]

    05/04/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | Merrill Hope
    Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect, an event that asks “Ready to defeat Islamophobia?” is coming to the Dallas area Curtis Culwell Center on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 6pm. Until recently, few knew anything about this conference and now that many more do, residents are not just upset about the event and its speakers, they are upset that it is being held on the publicly-owned property of the Garland Independent School District (ISD) in a facility that was built and paid for with property taxpayer funded school bonds. Stand with the Prophet is described in its promotional...
  • Banned Speech at the Hyatt: Pamela Geller, "Truth is the New Hate Speech" (FLASHBACK)

    05/04/2015 7:47:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    Pamela Geller speaks to the Sugar Land Tea Party in Sugar Land, Texas. This event was originally to be held at the HyattPlace in Sugar Land but was canceled with less than 30 hours notice after the hotel received one email threatening to protest her appearance. The event was relocated to the Sugar Land Community Center.
  • National Draw ELTON SIMPSON Contest

    05/04/2015 7:17:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    Self ^ | May 4, 2015 | meshugemikey
  • Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head (Update:Officer has died)

    05/04/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY POst ^ | 5/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support. Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post. At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after...
  • Police: 1 Officer Fatally Shot Both Gunmen Outside Muhammad Cartoon Event, 'Saved Lives'

    05/04/2015 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    GARLAND, Texas -- 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 8:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/15 | Alex Griswald
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights. “If you feel the need to mock Muhammad in a cartoon, just realize that Muslims may decide to exercise their #2A rights on you #truth #WWJD,” Estes tweeted, using the popular hashtags for “Second Amendment” and “What would Jesus do.”
  • Free Speech Monday: That’s Going to Cost You, Infidel

    05/04/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-4-2015 | MOTUS
    And what, exactly, does that mean? “…he pledges allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi when he says “The bro with me and myself have given bay’ah to Amirul Mu’mineen”. According to Walid Shoebat, Amirul Mu’mineed means “prince of the faithful” which is referring to the ISIS Caliph Baghdadi.” What was Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugged) thinking!? Sponsoring a “Draw Mohammad” contest?Insulting the “religion of peace” like that, why, she was just asking for it! (I hope that’s not considered a microaggression on my part by the campus speech police.) The event was sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and attended by...
  • The Muhammad cartoon that won the Draw Muhammad contest

    05/04/2015 7:50:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim, won with this drawing:
  • "God Bless America"-Song And Prayer Break Out During Garland Shooting Lockdown

    05/04/2015 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Bob Price
    GARLAND, Texas – Spontaneous song and prayer broke out while attendees of the Mohammad Art Exhibit and Contest were on lockdown. Shortly after the shooting began outside, attendees were taken into an area described by police SWAT officers as a “hardened shelter,” and told to remain there until the threat was neutralized.
  • Texas attack on Muhammad cartoon event rattles Muslim community

    05/04/2015 7:01:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 5, 2015 | Lauren Gambino in New York, Damien Gayle in London and agencies
    Douglas Athas, the mayor of Garland, described the shootings: “Two men in a car tried to drive into the parking lot, jumped out with automatic rifles. Started firing at an unarmed schools security officer who was hit in the leg. He was transported to the hospital. “The first suspect was shot immediately. The second was shot and wounded, reached for his backpack and, of course, officers not knowing any idea what was in the backpack, shot him again and he was killed.”
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 95 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Alex Griswold
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights.
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives.
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 5-3-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives. The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns. (snip) BBC reported the Paris gunmen killed 12 in their attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters; that number includes 8 Charlie Hebdo...
  • ISIS Comes To Texas – This Is War

    05/04/2015 6:51:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | May 4 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Now this is personal… Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) and Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) are people I consider friends. I’ve known Pamela a long time. Geert Wilders has long been a man I have admired. And now ISIS has the gall to attack us on our own soil, in Texas no less! In the spirit of this attack and considering it is a declaration of war on American soil with ISIS, they can go pound sand. From my friends at IOTWReport.com: Last night in Garland, Texas at the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest,” which this site promoted, two armed...
  • CNN'S Vause: Are People Asking If Mohammed Art Exhibitors Were "Asking For" Attack

    05/04/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN anchor John Vause wondered if questions were “being asked” if “in some ways, were they asking for some kind of attack” during CNN’s coverage of the shooting at the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday.
  • One gunman reportedly ID'd in shootings outside Muhammad art show in Garland

    05/04/2015 6:03:53 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 47 replies
    DallasNews.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | Staff
    Two men who opened fire outside a contest for cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad were killed by police Sunday at a Garland ISD events center. A senior FBI official confirmed that one of the suspects in the attack has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terrorism investigation, ABC News reports. FBI agents and a bomb squad reportedly converged on Simpson's apartment in Phoenix, where police were conducting an initial search with a robot. KPNX-TV (Channel 12), an NBC affiliate in Arizona, reported that the two suspects had been roommates. The...
  • Pamela Geller DESTROYS onslaught of ridiculous attacks from CNN’s Alisyn Camerota

    05/04/2015 5:49:23 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 92 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | soopermexican
    I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Instead of finding fault with the attackers that tried to KILL Pamela Geller for using her freedom of speech, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota calls her a bigot and attacks her on-air. Pamela handled it expertly and destroyed every criticism tossed her way. Here’s the first part:
  • Trump on Garland terrorism: She shouldn't have taunted these people

    05/04/2015 5:48:16 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 51 replies
    Fox & Friends (Scroll down) ^ | May 4 2015 | Trump/F&F
    Trump just followed Pamela Geller, one of the organizers of the Garland Texas free speech contest where entries depicted Muhammad. Speaking about Geller, he said "She shouldn't have taunted these people."
  • If Libs were consistent, they'd FORCE Muslims to celebrate pics of Mohammed...

    05/04/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    5/4/15
    Somehow this just struck me.....the government is attempting to FORCE believers in Jesus to celebrate a perversion of their DEEPLY HELD religious beliefs. Why aren't Muslims being forced to celebrate and/or create depictions of their prophet? I wouldn't want the government to do that, just like I don't want it inflicting anti-Christian beliefs upon Christians.
  • ‘Well known by FBI’: Suspect in Garland shooting ID’d as Elton Simpson; Update

    05/04/2015 4:51:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/4/15 | Twitchy Staff
    ABC News is reporting this morning that one of the two gunman shot last night in Garland, Texas has been identified as Elton Simpson, a many previously investigated by the FBI for links to terrorism: One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official. Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an...
  • 'This is a war': The woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history ...

    05/04/2015 3:43:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2015
    Complete Headline: 'This is a war': The woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history of hatred The woman behind the Muhammad cartoon contest targeted in a Texas shooting Sunday has a long history of inflammatory anti-Islam propaganda, and watchdogs have labelled her organization a hate group. Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), said immediately after two armed men opened fire on a security officer outside the provocative event in Garland, that the shooting was merely proof of how 'needed our event really was.' The controversial 56-year-old blogger, who was quick to call the...
  • POLICE OFFICER SHOT AT 'MUHAMMAD ART CONTEST' IN TEXAS

    05/04/2015 2:14:37 AM PDT · by unlearner · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/2015 | ART MOORE
    GARLAND, Texas – An officer who was part of the heavy security for a free-speech event called the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” featuring Dutch politician Geert Wilders was shot outside the building shortly after the event ended at approximately 7 p.m. Central Time. Two suspects, who got out of their car and started shooting, were shot and killed by police. The injured officer, with the Garland Independent School District, was shot in the lower leg. Identified as Bruce Joiner, his injuries were not life threatening, and he was released from the hospital. A SWAT officer told WND two...
  • It's time for brothers in the U.S. to do their part: American jihadi allegedly called for attack

    05/03/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/4/15 | Kieran Corcoran
    'It's time for brothers in the U.S. to do their part': American jihadi allegedly called for attack on Texas Muhammad drawing contest An American jihadi allegedly called for a copycat Charlie Hebdo shooting at a Texas 'draw Muhammad' event more than a week before it was attacked by two gunmen. Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, a 25-year-old fighter with the Al Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, is thought to have posted messages urging violence against the event in the city of Garland, pre-empting the eventual attack. The two armed men were shot dead by security after they opened fire outside the Muhammad...
  • Two gunmen 'carrying explosives' attack anti-Muslim art contest in Texas...(ISIS ?)

    05/03/2015 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/3/2015 | WILLS ROBINSON
    Two suspects were gunned down after shooting the guard in the leg outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Building and surrounding area was placed on lockdown by a SWAT team with around 100 attendees still inside Reports suggest the pair were carrying explosives at the time, and another two bombs were discovered nearby The American Freedom Defense Initiative event offered a $10,000 prize for the best caricature of the prophet Involved a keynote speech from far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has linked the Koran to terrorism Two armed suspects believed to be carrying explosives have been shot dead...
  • Islamic Extremist Twitter Account Took Credit for Texas Terrorist Attack Before Shooting Happened

    05/03/2015 7:48:45 PM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/15 | Aurelius
    A twitter account stated that the shooting at a Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas today were inspired by Muhammad before media had reported on the attack. The attack took place just before 8pm EST. The earliest news agencies have stated the attack occurred was at "just before 7 CST," or 8pm EST. Just before the time of the attacks, at 7:35 EST, well news agencies had reported the attacks, an Islamic twitter account reported that an attack was about to take place: The tweet reads, "The bro with me and myself have given bay'ah to Amirul Mu'mineen. May Allah accept...
  • Islamic State Partisans Take Responsibility for TX Terrorist Attack at Pamela Geller AFDI Event

    05/03/2015 7:47:12 PM PDT · by jonatron · 321 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    TWO ISLAMISTS SHOT DEAD, OFFICER WOUNDED at Pamela Geller TX Free Speech Conference Shots Fired at AFDI- Jihad Watch Event in Texas ** Islamists were carrying explosives ** Contest to draw prophet Mohammad ** One officer injured ** Witness says 20 shots were fired!! ** The center is still on lockdown (9:00 PM Central) ** The security officer was released from the hospital
  • 2 Dead in Texas: Shots in competition for Muhammad cartoons

    05/03/2015 6:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Bild (Germany) ^ | May 4, 2015
    Garland - shock moment in Texas! In a controversial competition with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed shots were fired near Dallas. An official in special operations outfit said the visitors towards the end of the event on Sunday evening (local time) at the Curtis Culwell Center in the city of Garland, the shots were fired in front of the building. The venue was cordoned off immediately. As US media reports, two suspects were shot. They had tried the event had to approach with a bomb. In the shootout, therefore also a security guard was injured. Planten the perpetrators may have...
  • Gunmen open fire outside 'Muhammad Art Exhibit' at Garland ISD facility, police say (Dallas)

    05/03/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/3/15 | Staff Reports
    Two gunmen opened fire Sunday evening outside a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad at Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, police said. The two men pulled up in a vehicle and shot a Garland ISD officer. The men were fatally shot by Garland police, and their bodies remain on the street outside the events center. The security officer's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, but he had been hospitalized. No one was being allowed to leave the facility, where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held. Nearby businesses, including a Walmart and Sam's Club,...
  • Local Media: Suspect with Grenade inside of Walmart Near Mohammed Cartoon Contest

    05/03/2015 6:19:41 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 116 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/2015 | Thomas
    The disturbing news appears to be accelerating after a shooting outside of a Mohammed cartoon conference in Garland, Texas. One officer and two suspects were shot outside the conference center. The officer is injured and the suspects are dead. Now local media is reporting that another possible suspects has a hand grenade inside of a nearby Wal Mart. Major Police Incident (Garland) Garland Police and Fire are at Walmart off of Garland Rd and Naaman Forest.. A subject… Posted by Rowlett/Sachse Scanner on Sunday, May 3, 2015 Local WFAA is reporting that there is a 1,000 foot perimeter being set...
  • Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

    05/03/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 minutes ago | Yahoo
    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told attendees, including an Associated Press reporter, that a shooting had occurred. He said one officer and two suspects were shot. It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event.