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  • Death toll from truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

    10/15/2017 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 10/15/17 | Helen Nianias
    Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capitalThe death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history. Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical...
  • Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomb death toll rises to 230

    10/15/2017 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Garowe online ^ | Oct 15, 2015 | not stated
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  • Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts [Islam in Somalia]

    10/14/2017 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Drugs on Maersk Ship Where 2 Ex-SEALs Died

    02/21/2014 6:32:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 2/20/14 | Brook Verkakis
    Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44. The Americans were security contractors who were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the ship while berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean. "We are saddened by the tragedy and our thoughts are with the family...
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of bride-to-be

    07/21/2017 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 21, 2017 | TARA FOWLER, CATHERINE THORBECKE, JULIA JACOBO
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced that she is resigning in the wake of the officer-involved shooting of an Australian bride-to-be. "[L]ast Saturday’s tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to engage in deep reflection," Harteau said in part in a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page. She continued: "The recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a Department. Despite the MPD’s many accomplishments under my leadership over these years and my love for the City, I have to put the communities we serve first. I’ve decided I am...
  • Justine Damond: Killed by “Islamophobia”

    07/21/2017 5:01:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 111 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 21, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Political correctness put her in the way of a “nervous, jumpy” Muslim cop who took her life. A forty-year-old Australian woman named Justine Damond called 911 in Minneapolis Saturday night to report what she thought might be a rape; when police arrived, she approached the police car, and a Minneapolis police officer named Mohamed Noor shot her dead. Since then, Noor has refused to be interviewed by investigators, but has spoken to friends about what happened and why. The more Noor and those who know him have spoken, the more it becomes clear: Justine Damond was a casualty of “Islamophobia.”...
  • ‘Justine did not have to die’: Police chief condemns bride-to-be shooting

    07/20/2017 10:17:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 269 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2017 | 12:29am
    MINNEAPOLIS — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer’s actions “go against who we are in the department.” In her first public remarks since the death of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and bride-to-be, Harteau defended Officer Mohamed Noor’s training but criticized his actions. “The actions in question go against who we are in the department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers,” Harteau said. “These were the actions and judgment...
  • Dogwalker Hospitalised After Attack By Somalian Migrant Who Said ‘Dogs are Unclean’

    07/18/2017 10:48:17 AM PDT · by johnk · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 18 Jul 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    A middle aged woman had to be hospitalised in Vienna following a brutal beating in broad daylight by a veiled Somali asylum seeker offended by her pet dogs. The victim, named only as Ingrid T., described how she was talking with neighbours at the gate of her garden, accompanied by dogs — her deaf, almost-blind, three-legged Collie mix “sitting peacefully” alongside while 10-month-old ‘Poco’ meandered along an alleyway towards her parents’ house — when she “saw a pretty, veiled woman approaching slowly.” “I knew some people from these countries do not like dogs, so I went to Poco and wanted...
  • MPD Officer Who Shot Woman Identified As Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 9:28:57 AM PDT · by eastforker · 118 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/17/2017 | news report
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has just learned the name of the Minneapolis officer involved in the shooting as Mohammed Noor. His attorney Tom Plunkett confirmed Noor fired his weapon, killing Justine Damond.
  • Muslim Refugees Are Fleeing Arizona Like The PLAGUE – All It Took Was ONE Genius Change

    06/14/2017 3:50:21 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 54 replies
    Patriot Journal ^ | May 2017 | Adam Casalino
    Time and again we learn that liberals lie to us. Under the Obama administration, they wanted states to take in thousands of refugees from foreign countries. They pretended this was good for our country. We are a nation of immigrants, right? So Americans could not be upset about thousands, tens of thousands, of strangers being dumped into our communities. They did not want to tell us these were people from Muslim-majority countries, who do not value or embrace American customs. They do not believe in free speech, freedom of religion, or even equal rights for women. Nor did the liberals...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • U.S. Has Admitted 46,371 Refugees So Far in FY 2017; Up 19% in May

    06/01/2017 7:22:20 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 23 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 1, 2017 | Patrick Goodenough
    [snip] In his now-stalled immigration executive orders, Trump also wanted to halt for 90 days the entry of almost all citizens from six terror-prone countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Although that provision applied to most citizens of those countries rather than to refugees specifically, since Trump took office the six countries have accounted for 4,478 refugee arrivals in the U.S. – 1,655 from Somalia, 1,603 from Syria, 779 from Iran, 425 from Sudan, 16 from Yemen, and none from Libya. All but two of the Somali refugees are Muslims, as are about three-quarters of the Sudanese...
  • The death of a Navy SEAL reveals US mission creep in Somalia

    05/29/2017 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    MSN News ^ | 25 May 2017
    It hasn't happened since the infamous Black Hawk Down battle in 1993. Last month, a US soldier was shot and killed fighting in Somalia. Reports indicate the Navy SEAL was serving alongside his Somali counterparts — not advising from the operating base — as they battled al-Shabab militants.
  • Chinese Navy Hands Over Notorious Pirate Leader

    05/09/2017 11:18:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    VOA ^ | May 05, 2017 | Harun Maruf
    The Chinese navy on Friday handed over a notorious pirate leader captured last month after a failed hijack attempt. Abdikarim Salah "Aw Koombe" and two other pirates are now in the custody of Puntland security officials at the Red Sea port of Bosaso. The three, who were in handcuffs and wearing flotation jackets, were brought to the port in small rubber boats. Colonel Yasin Ali Nur, commander of security forces at Bosaso port, told VOA Somali reporter Fadumo Yasin Jama, the three will be tried on piracy-related charges. "These three prisoners, their weapons, will be kept here at the prison...
  • Navy SEAL killed in action in Somalia

    05/05/2017 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Barbara Starr
    A US military member was killed and two others were wounded in Somalia when they were attacked while on a mission advising Somali National Army forces, US Africa Command confirmed Friday. The US service member killed in action was a Navy SEAL, a US defense official told CNN. The incident occurred Thursday during an operation against local al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab 40 miles west of Mogadishu near the town of Barii. The wounded are receiving medical attention, another US defense official told CNN. The troops came under small arms fire.
  • Minnesota considers anti-female genital mutilation measure

    05/03/2017 2:40:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2017 5:27 PM EDT | Kyle Potter
    Minnesota lawmakers sat in stunned silence Wednesday as a Somali-American woman described how she was grabbed while sleeping by her mother and relatives, blindfolded and tied down to have her genitals cut as a young girl. She still remembers the pain, the blood and a woman holding the piece of her flesh above her. Farhio Khalif’s story put a name and face to the little-known cultural ritual now in the national spotlight after a Detroit-area doctor was charged with genital mutilation for allegedly performing the procedure on two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota. A federal judge on Wednesday denied bond for...
  • Dramatic Footage Captures A Deadly Firefight Between American Mercenaries And Somali Pirates

    04/22/2017 5:06:08 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-22-2017 | Rod Ardehali
    •Somali pirates tried to hijack a cargo ship attacking the vessel in speedboats •Private security contractors hired to protect the cargo began shooting at them •The guards saw off the pirates firing dozens of rounds from sub-machine guns •Dramatic footage captures the furious gunfight between the two boats •Attack thought to have happened in 2012 but reemerged after hijacking in March Dramatic footage of a private security team engaging in a fire fight with Somali pirates trying to hijack a cargo ship has emerged online. A speedboat can be seen hurtling towards the vessel as a private security contractor wielding...
  • US Expected to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

    04/16/2017 8:23:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 63 replies
    VoA ^ | April 08, 2017
    Somalia's U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States. "We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000," Ahmed Isse Awad told VOA's Somali service Saturday. "Most of them are not in detention centers."