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  • U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

    12/10/2017 4:01:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    ACJ ^ | 10:15 p.m Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 | Jeremy Redmon
    The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due to issues with their hotel in Dakar.” “The aircraft, including the detainees and crew on board, remained parked at the airport to allow the relief crew time to rest,” ICE said in its statement. “During this time, the...
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • Aarhus man gets prison sentence for making bomb in basement [Somali citizen; Denmark]

    11/17/2017 5:54:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 16 November 2017 16:22 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by Denmark’s High Court for making and possessing a bomb. Somalian citizen Libaan Ahmed Warsame has also been sentenced with conditional deportation from Denmark. He was found guilty of making and storing a bomb in the basement of an apartment building on the Peter Fabers Vej residential street in Aarhus. The device was discovered by a resident in the building in October 2016, and the area was closed off for several areas as armed police evacuated the block and arrested Warsame. A bomb disposal unit was...
  • More fraud in Diversity Visa Lottery as feds move to strip citizenship from four Somalis

    11/06/2017 2:15:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department moved Monday to strip citizenship from four Somali immigrants who prosecutors say lied about being a family, and managed to defraud the Diversity Visa Lottery program that Republicans are aiming to nix. The government says one woman, Fosia Abdi Adan, won the lottery in 2000 and then brought in two other people as her husband and children, using a fake marriage certificate. The prosecutions come a week after the Diversity Lottery was in the news as the immigration program used by the suspect in last week’s terrorist truck attack in New York City. “The current immigration system...
  • Senate leader investigating possible FBI deception about Texas terror attack

    04/20/2017 11:14:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/20/17 | Malia Zimmerman
    A powerful U.S. senator has launched an investigation into whether the FBI knew about a planned attack by ISIS-inspired terrorists at an anti-Muslim cartoon show in the Dallas area and did nothing to stop it -- and also misled the lawmaker about circumstances of the 2015 attack. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said he learned from a recent national media report that the FBI was tailing the two terrorists, Elton Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, and an agent was just steps away when the pair jumped from their car and began...
  • In Niger—and other African Countries, the United States Uses Smart Power

    10/24/2017 12:10:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/17 | Mike Ford
    Economy Of Force The recent deaths of 4 US Army Special Forces Soldiers in Niger have prompted questioning, some legitimate and some merely political posturing. Two articles, one in The American Conservative (What Are US forces Doing in Niger Anyway?) and the other in Politico (Niger Attack Fuels New Push for War Vote) ask two very cogent questions: “Why are we there?” and “What is Congress’ role?” The purpose of this article isn’t to focus on the hypocrisy of these questions coming at this time. However, I would be remiss if I failed to point out that this particular mission...
  • Biometric system failed to detect terror suspect

    10/22/2017 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 18 October 2017 | Candice Malcolm
    New information reveals how an alleged terrorist manipulated our immigration system to gain entry and remain in North America. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, the Somali national being detained after the recent Edmonton terror attack, managed to slip into Canada despite a complicated system of biometric checks designed to stop people just like him. In 2011, Canada implemented a biometric screening program designed to stop criminals and other dangerous individuals from entering Canada. This system has the capacity to share vital information amongst our allies in a network known as the Five Eyes. The Five Eyes is a security alliance by Canada,...
  • 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.