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  • Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns

    09/13/2018 9:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6th, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say. (Full title). ... The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond once put a gun to a driver’s head during a traffic stop and sometimes ignored calls, according to court filings indicating that psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about his fitness for duty. The revelations surfaced after defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, who is accused of shooting Damond in July 2017 after she dialed 911 to report...
  • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    09/03/2018 4:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/2/18 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt
    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers. Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagon’s defense strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia. But they represent a more severe cut of Special Operations forces in Africa than initially expected, leaving...
  • Danish government left information out of UN response over FGM asylum case

    08/23/2018 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 23 August 2018 09:59 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    In a response to the UN, the government failed to include information regarding its practice in asylum cases involving female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. Although the country’s refugee agency Flygtningenævnet, which is part of the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, wished to submit the information, a section relating to FGM was removed, making the response less controversial, according to a report by newspaper Information. The decision to remove such information was taken by the ministry in consultation with the Ministry of Justice’s section for state and human rights (Stats-og Menneskeretskontor), according to the report. Information reports that public documents...
  • Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates

    08/12/2018 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Avery Anapol
    A conservative activist crashed a campaign event for two Muslim candidates on Saturday, interrupting them with shouted questions about Hamas and “terrorist groups.” Laura Loomer, formerly of the group Project Veritas, shared images and video of the incident on Twitter, calling the candidates "Jihadi" and writing that she was helping Minnesotans “break free from Sharia.” The event supported Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D). Omar is a Somali-American candidate running to fill the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who is running for Minnesota attorney general. Tlaib, meanwhile, won the...
  • Why Restrict Visa’s From: Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Libya?

    01/30/2017 9:14:17 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Sundance
    (Via CNN) No person accepted to the United States as a refugee, Syrian or otherwise, has been implicated in a major fatal terrorist attack since the Refugee Act of 1980 set up systematic procedures for accepting refugees into the United States, according to an analysis of terrorism immigration risks by the Cato Institute. Oh Really? No Refugees implicated in terrorism? Read on…
  • Reality TV star turned Lord Mayor of Sheffield BANS Trump from visiting his city (trunc.)

    07/05/2018 8:42:49 AM PDT · by Moltke · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5 July 2018 | Zoie O'Brien
    Donald Trump has been 'banned' from the city of Sheffield by its new mayor - just ten days ahead of the US president's visit to the UK. Magid Magid labelled Trump a 'wasteman' and said there was no space for him to visit the city. Instead, the day of Trump's arrival on July 13 should be celebrated as Mexico Solidarity Day, Mr Magid said, as he wore a 'Trump is a Wasteman' t-shirt, teamed with green Doctor Martin boots. Green Party councillor Magid Magid...
  • Where did Obama resettle Muslim Somalis in the US? (guessing lily-white states takes the prize)

    06/11/2018 6:50:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 58 replies
    FYI--Muslim Somali refugees don’t come directly from Somalia, but were hand-picked for migration by Obama from all over the world including: Kenya, South Africa, Malaysia, Malta, and even, from Saudi Arabia. From February 1, 2005 to February 1, 2015 Obama hand-picked a total of 64,332 Somalis to the US from all over the world! Early reports say some of the Muslim Somalis were placed in these states: Minnesota: 10,804 Mississippi: 3 Missouri: 2,132 Nebraska: 322 Nevada: 331 New Hampshire: 270 New Jersey: 41 New Mexico: 161 New York: 3,721 North Carolina: 1,212 North Dakota: 690 Ohio: 5,439
  • Army identifies US soldier killed in Somalia - Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad

    06/10/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 | Julia Manchester
    The U.S. Army on Saturday identified the American soldier killed in a firefight with al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants as Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad.Conrad was killed on Friday, while four other soldiers were wounded in an operation against the militant group. The Army said Conrad was attached to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Conrad was a Human Intelligence, noncommissioned officer, according to Reuters. President Trump offered his condolences to Conrad's family on Friday via Twitter. "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow...
  • Trump Typo Has People Kicking And Screaming, They Completely Miss His Heartfelt Message

    06/09/2018 12:47:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    Sarah Palin ^ | June 9, 2018 | Lawrence Richard
    On Friday, one United States military serviceman was killed and several others were wounded in Somalia. President Trump quickly took to social media to share that his thoughts and prayers were with the individuals and their families. While not much information concerning the assault has been released, a U.S. spec-ops soldier was killed and four others suffered injuries following an “enemy attack.” Trump expressed his sympathies in a tweet, but rather than have reverence for the fallen soldier, some people insensitively ridiculed a typo. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his...
  • U.S. Special-Operations Member Killed in Somalia

    06/09/2018 7:09:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08 June 2018 | Nancy A. Youssef
    A U.S. special-operations forces service member was killed and four others were wounded in Somalia Friday after they came under small-arms and mortar fire from suspected members of an al Qaeda affiliate, the Pentagon said. A local service member also died, defense officials said. Three of the wounded U.S. service members and the one local fighter who was wounded in the attack were medically evacuated, the Pentagon said. The fourth wounded U.S. service member was treated in country, the Pentagon said. The attack, at about 2:45 p.m. local time in Jubaland in southwest Somalia, happened during what was supposed to...
  • French riot police clear 1,000 migrants from Paris makeshift camp.....

    05/30/2018 8:07:02 AM PDT · by caww · 27 replies
    theguardian ^ | 5/29/2018 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Many who had been sleeping rough are from Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea... riot police have cleared more than 1,000 migrants and refugees from one of the largest makeshift camps in Paris, where they had been sleeping rough for months...More than 2,000 migrants and refugees had been sleeping on pavements under bridges and canals in northern Paris. At about 6am, riot police arrived at the largest of the camps, where more than 1,700 people have been sleeping under a motorway bridge along canal Saint-Denis...The interior ministry said people would be housed in temporary shelter while their documents and administrative situation were...
  • Is This The Worst Scandal In Minnesota History?

    05/15/2018 6:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Center of the American Expiriment ^ | May 14, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    It is certainly a contender. Fox 9 television uncovers a far-reaching scandal: last year, more than $100 million in cash left the Twin Cities airport in carry-on luggage, bound for the Middle East and Africa: This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on. On the morning of March 15, Fox 9 chased a tip about a man who was leaving the country. Sources said he took a carry-on bag through security that was packed with $1 million in cash. Travelers can do that, as long as they fill out...
  • US Facing A True Threat – Escalation In Aircraft Incidents – China Targets U.S. Pilots With Lasers.

    05/06/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I will be discussing the alarming escalation of aircraft incidents currently in the news. While the United States copes with many threats in the world today, what I am about to report is by far a chilling development. China has actually fired military-grade lasers targeting U.S. aircraft flying near a U.S. military base in Africa. Sarah Sanders told reporters the following: “There will be near-term and long-term consequences.” This is not the only instance in which Beijing has targeted U.S. aircraft flying over the east African country of Djibouti. According to U.S. defense officials, the lasers were fired from the...
  • Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

    07/12/2017 8:29:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 July 2017 | staff
    Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing's first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said.
  • China Quietly Expands Military Influence in Africa

    11/20/2015 9:34:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 10, 2015 5:00 am | Daniel Wiser
    A senior Chinese military official toured a Chinese warship docked in Djibouti during the weekend and met with the country's president, according to China's defense ministry, underscoring Beijing's efforts to expand its military operations in Africa. Djibouti, an East African country located near vital shipping lanes and terrorism hotspots in Yemen and Somalia, also hosts military bases for the United States and France. Some security analysts have raised concerns that China, which is reported to be in talks about constructing a base in Djibouti, could be seeking to exert more influence in the strategic country, a move that could disrupt...
  • Documents show miscues at US counterterrorism base put aircraft in danger

    05/02/2015 2:51:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    WaPo,via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 30, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The skies above the U.S. military's counterterrorism hub on the Horn of Africa have become chronically dangerous, with pilots forced to rely on local air-traffic controllers who fall asleep on the job, commit errors at astronomical rates and are hostile to Americans, documents show. Conditions at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, the base for U.S. pilots flying sensitive missions over Yemen and Somalia, have become so dire that American warplanes and civilian airliners alike are routinely placed in jeopardy, according to federal aviation experts and documents obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act. Unlike other major U.S....
  • Large Crack In East African Rift Is Splitting The Continent In Two

    03/31/2018 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    I4U News ^ | 03/31/18 | Hira Bashir
    A large crack that has suddenly appeared in Kenya’s Rift Valley is evidence that Africa will eventually break apart. The crack already stretches several miles and continues to grow, but it does not go all the way across the surface. If it does, it will split the continent into two. The crack has caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and also accelerating seismic activity in the area, leading researchers to believe that something dramatic could happen in the future. “The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is...
  • Somali refugee chokes woman 'nearly unconscious' while high on khat

    03/08/2018 7:58:40 AM PST · by LeoHohmann · 25 replies
    LeoHohmann.com ^ | March 7, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    More cultural enrichment from Somali imports
  • Somali migrant hides in women's restroom at college, tries to rape student

    03/06/2018 12:05:43 PM PST · by LeoHohmann · 43 replies
    LeoHohmann.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    The latest in a series of violent attacks by Somali migrants in Minnesota, while the source of these attacks, refugees and migrants coming in a steady stream from Somalia and East Africa, is carefully hidden by the Minnesota media.
  • Deportation of Kenyans increasing under Trump administration

    02/12/2018 2:02:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | February 12, 2018 | By KEVIN J. KELLEY
    More than 100 Kenyans were deported from the United States in 2017, a sharp increase during Donald Trump's first year as president. The rise in the number of Kenyans removed from the US — from 63 in 2016 to 103 last year — reflects an overall increase in deportations of Africans. US authorities expelled a total of 2, 134 individuals from sub-Saharan countries in the past fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2017. Somalia, one of eight countries targeted in the latest iteration of Mr Trump's selective ban on immigration, accounted for the sharpest increase in African removals. A...