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  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 149 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • Muslims Enter Catholic Church, See A Statue Of The Virgin Mary, Call It An Idol And Destroy It

    07/19/2014 3:22:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 130 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/19/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Iraq entered a Catholic church in Iraq, and when they saw a statue of the Virgin Mary they destroyed it because they deemed it an idol. As we read from one report: The militants also removed the cross from St. Ephrem’s Cathedral, the seat of the Syriac Orthodox archdiocese in Mosul, and put up the black ISIS flag in its place. They also destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary, according to Ghazwan Ilyas, the head of the Chaldean Culture Society in Mosul, who spoke by telephone on Thursday from Mosul but seemed to have left on Friday....
  • Does Obama Believe in Terrorism?

    07/13/2014 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    I've been caught asking myself the same question many times this week. "Does our President believe in terrorism?" No, I'm not asking if he personally believes in the use of terrorism, or the ideology of terrorism, or the effectiveness of the weapon of terrorism. Some of my critics are already condemning me for not asking that question from the start. And as well intentioned as some are who would hold those positions, I feel a need to break things down into even more succinct pieces. Does President Obama believe in terrorism's existence and imminence in the days we live this...
  • (Bleep) the Liberals

    06/29/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Flattus wrote: It's funny to watch Cons attempt to portray this disaster in Iraq as Obama's issue. Sorry, no sale. Thinking Americans know whose war this is. But it's not surprising to see you run from it.From Ron Paul's column today, referring to Necons:"They cannot admit they were wrong about the invasion being a ‘cakewalk’ that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week's events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this."-- Welcome Our...
  • US Military Personnel forced to Submit to the Sharia during Ramadan

    06/26/2014 8:01:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/26/14 | Pamela Geller
    Our troops must adhere to the sharia during the Islamic month of Ramadanin Bahrain and other Muslim countries. Subjected to dawah (proselytizing) by a base Islamic cultural adviser at the Naval Support Activity, soldiers are forced to sit through lessons on Islam. No eating, drinking, alcohol, or smoking during the month of Ramadan. This is what the Obama administration and the US military are obsessed with as armies of jihad tear through the Middle East.
  • Western Jihad Recruits Portend Terror Strikes to Come

    06/24/2014 4:08:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 6/24/2014 | David Francis
    As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continued its advance toward Baghdad this weekend, the group released a new video that shows that it has a wide reach far outside the borders of Syria and Iraq. On Sunday, ISIS militants took overtook the majority of Anbar province, giving the group control of most of Iraq’s western border. The group advanced quickly, with four towns in the province falling in just two days and Iraqi soldiers fleeing before ISIS arrived. The fall of Anbar, Iraq’s larger province, now gives ISIS the platform to launch an assault against Baghdad. Secretary...
  • SIS utilizes high-level production techniques to document brutal killings *GRAPHIC

  • 200 U.S. contractors surrounded by jihadists in Iraq

    06/13/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 185 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6-13-2014 | Corsi
    About 200 Americans under contract with the Department of Defense at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq are trapped by the al-Qaida-inspired jihadists who have seized control of two cities and are now threatening Baghdad, according to WND sources. The sources, private contractors who have recently returned to the U.S. from Iraq, said Friday their former colleagues effectively have been abandoned by the U.S. military and are fighting for their lives against an army of jihadists surrounding the base who belong to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The U.S. contractors are at Balad to help the...
  • FIRST PICTURE: Death row mother and the baby she gave birth to while IN SHACKLES.

    05/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    This is the first picture of the mother-of-two who has been sentenced to death in Sudan for being a Christian - from inside the prison where she is being held. In an exclusive photo, Meriam Ibrahim puts on a brave face as she holds her newborn baby girl Maya who was born in the jail where she has been locked up for eight months. But behind the smile there is a different story - Meriam's eyes have dark rings under them, her arms are alarmingly thin and her face looks gaunt. Gone is the radiant glow from the day she...
  • Obama's FBI Director James Comey: 'I Just Didn't Appreciate' Terrorism Was Still Such a Threat

    05/19/2014 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/14 | Thomas Rose
    Recently installed FBI Director James Comey tells The New York Times that his plans to refocus the bureau’s attention back toward prosecuting criminals and away from terrorism were made before he realized just how serious the terrorist threat facing the US really is. It was only after seeing the top-secret intelligence that was unavailable to him while he was publicly opposing things like the NSA’s surveillance program that, Comey says, he realized the tide of war is not "receding" as fast as President Obama has repeatedly claimed, if it is even receding at all. Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much...
  • Dozens Injured in Blast in Capital of China's Xinjiang Region

    04/30/2014 9:45:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 30, 2014 | James T. Areddy
    Dozens Injured in Blast in Capital of China's Xinjiang Region At Least 50 Injured in Explosion at Train Station, Local Media Report By James T. Areddy Updated April 30, 2014 10:03 a.m. ET A blast injured dozens Wednesday evening at a train station in the capital city of northwestern China's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping traveled this week with a pledge to strike hard at terrorists. The explosion occurred at 7 p.m. and ambulances were rushing injured to the hospital, the People's Daily official government newspaper said in a post on its verified social media feed. The newspaper later...
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Boston bomber's widow cozies up to his mother on trip to her former Soviet state

    03/06/2014 6:52:27 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | M R Freda
    months before atrocity -- as disturbing video emerges of jihad flag on wall of her homeThe widow of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev cozies up to the terrorist’s mother on a trip to see her in her homeland months before the marathon massacre, in an exclusive photograph obtained by MailOnline. In the family photo captioned Kyrgyzstan 2013, Katherine Russell, 24, is holding the daughter she had with Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police days after he and his brother Dhzokhar allegedly detonated two pressure cooker bombs along the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The...
  • Navy Commander Who Interrogated 9/11 Terrorist Mastermind KSM Found Murdered

    03/03/2014 4:21:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 86 replies
    Conservative refocus ^ | March 3, 2013 | Barry Secrest
    ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD. Doss' manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate. Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy. While in Jacksonville, he...
  • Suspected Islamist militants kill dozens of students in Nigeria

    02/25/2014 6:28:15 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 4 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/25/14 | associated press
    DAMATURU, NIGERIA – Suspected Islamic militants killed dozens of students in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors said, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive. Adamu Garba said he and other teachers who ran away through the bush estimate 40 students died in the assault that began around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Federal Government College at Buni Yadi. It is a co-ed school about 45 miles south of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and difficult to communicate with because extremists...
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 24 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • Iranian mullah revives death fatwa against Salman Rushdie over Satanic Verses 25 years after issued

    02/17/2014 6:54:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 14:01 EST, 16 February 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    The Iranian clergy has revived Salman Rushdie’s death fatwa 25 years after it was issued over his “blasphemous” Satanic Verses. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on all Muslims to murder the award-winning author and anyone involved in the publication of his work. This Friday, senior cleric Ahmad Khatami reminded worshipers at the Tehran Friday prayer that the “historical fatwa” is “as fresh as ever”. He added that even if Rushdie repents, it will not affect the sentence. …
  • Ft. Hood's Greater War

    01/28/2014 1:50:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Larry Provost
    Tonight is the President’s State of the Union Speech. Yet with the country at war there are heroes that will be forgotten in the name of political correctness. Recently I wrote about the forgotten heroes of Ft. Hood Terrorist Attack, http://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2014/01/11/bury-their-purple-hearts-at-ft-hood-n1773555/page/full One of those heroes, retired Army SGT Alonzo Lunsford will be in the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Representative Roger Williams of Texas. SGT Lunsford was shot by the Ft. Hood terrorist seven times, including once in the face. He was preparing to deploy in the war against radical Islamic terrorism but instead was...
  • Syrian rebels accidentally decapitate the wrong man, ask for public for ‘understanding and forgivene

    01/19/2014 12:15:22 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    nationalpost ^ | | November 15, 2013 | Richard Spencer,
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to Al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar Al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as belonging to a member of Ahrar Al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often...
  • Al Qaeda Flag Flies over City Where Marines Fought Largest Battle of Iraq War

    01/03/2014 5:13:21 PM PST · by kristinn · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, January 3, 3014 | Noah Rothman
    Just over two years since American troops entirely withdrew from Iraq, the black flag of Al Qaeda flies over the city of Fallujah’s government buildings in Iraq’s western Anbar Province. It was there that several American contractors were killed and strung up over a bridge in 2004 and American Marines fought the biggest battle of the Iraq War. “The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, the Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war,” reads...
  • Susan Rice: No Successful Attacks on U.S. Homeland Since 9/11

    12/23/2013 4:11:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jim Geraghty
    From 60 Minutes last night: Susan Rice: Lesley, it’s been worth what we’ve done to protect the United States. And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we’re doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future.
  • Google may localise YouTube for Pakistani users

    12/12/2013 9:03:15 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Dawn.com ^ | 12/13/2013 | Jamal Shahid
    A new arrangement with the management of Google/YouTube has brightened the chance of YouTube being unblocked in Pakistan. If certain conditions of the Google management are met, YouTube will be accessible as YouTube.com.pk, a local search engine. . . . . . . She explained to the committee that the government had succeeded in convincing the Google management about religious sensitivities of Pakistanis.The local search engine will also make it easier to block any blasphemous or objectionable content, she said. . . . . . . “Instead of installing costly filtration mechanisms, Google will easily be able to block blasphemous...
  • Congressman: Benghazi attackers knew location of ambassador's safe room

    11/15/2013 5:13:30 PM PST · by FR_addict · 160 replies
    www.Foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 15,2013 | Catherine Herridge
    The terrorists who attacked the Benghazi consulate last year knew the location of the safe room where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his security team sought shelter, according to a congressman who spoke for 90 minutes with the diplomatic security agent severely injured in the assault. "He confirmed this - that it was a very well orchestrated, and well organized, almost a military operation, using military weapons and using military signals," the late Florida Rep. Bill Young said after meeting diplomatic security agent David Ubben at Walter Reed Medical Center last summer, when both were patients there. ...
  • Iraq comes back to haunt Obama

    11/03/2013 12:50:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2013 | Julian Pecquet
    An explosion of violence in Iraq risks turning the troubled country into a political liability for President Obama. During last year's reelection campaign, the president managed to both earn credit for withdrawing all U.S. troops and avoid blame for the deteriorating security situation. But a surge in terror attacks this year that has left more than 7,000 people dead has drawn bipartisan concerns about Obama's Middle East policies -- concerns that broke out into the open during Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's visit to the White House this week. “By nearly every indicator, security conditions in Iraq have dramatically worsened over...
  • Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall Attack

    10/01/2013 5:14:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontpageMagazine ^ | September 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall AttackPosted By Daniel Greenfield On September 30, 2013 @ 11:10 am In The Point | 56 Comments The Ron Paul Institute is not the institution to which Ron Paul has been committed. It’s the Ron Paul outlet. And it reflects his Blame America for Muslim Terror philosophy. What happened in Kenya is a terrorist act. But for Obama to tell the rest of the story would undermine his narrative and unravel Washington’s strange relationship with the al-Qaeda affilliated al-Shabaab organization that claimed responsibility for the...
  • For Fort Hood shooter, is execution punishment?

    08/24/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 11:15 AM EDT | Ramit Plushnick-Masti
    Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing—his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else—martyrdom. …
  • Expert testimony expected today at Hasan trial

    08/13/2013 6:27:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    statesman.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jeremy Schwartz
    FORT HOOD — The past few days have featured harrowing testimony from witnesses and victims who described the gruesome, blood-soaked scene inside the medical processing center where Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13. Yesterday columnist Ken Herman sat in the courtroom and described the scene in today’s Statesman: In a day of often harrowing testimony — “It was squirting across the room,” victim Mick Engnehl testified when asked how he knew he was bleeding — I found the most disturbing moments to be the silent ones, when prosecutors, in advance of offering them as evidence, handed Hasan small containers holding bullets...
  • Kidnapping of Syrian bishops by Chechen jihadists was an act of retaliation

    04/24/2013 5:45:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 4/24/2013
    The kidnapping of the two Syrian Orthodox archbishops in Syria is an act of retaliation on the part of terrorist Chechen jihadists who are fighting with anti-Assad rebels over the killing of one of two Chechens responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings and the arrest of the other, by U.S. police forces, Turkish newspaper Sabah reported this morning. The two prelates, the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, Yohanna Ibrabhim and the Greek Orthodox bishop Boulos Yaziji were taken hostage on Monday, 30 kilometres from the Turkish border, as they were returning by car to Aleppo. Their driver was killed by...
  • Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say (Bush's fault)

    04/23/2013 1:55:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2013 | By Scott Wilson, Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to U.S. officials familiar with the interviews. --------------snip------------------------------ The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been directed by a foreign terrorist organization. Rather, the officials said, the evidence so far suggests they were “self-radicalized” through Internet sites and U.S....
  • Ft. Hood Victims Shamefully Denied Purple Hearts

    04/01/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terrorism: We have a medal for those who remotely operate drones, but the Pentagon claims awarding the victims of the 2009 shooting with Purple Hearts would jeopardize the shooter's chance at a fair trial. We recently noted that the Obama administration's shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Major Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence" had denied survivors benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly labeled an act of terror. For example, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times but was denied benefits that...
  • Flour Bluff (TX) Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Curriculum)

    03/21/2013 12:02:57 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies
    CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks. Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may...
  • Too Hot for American TV

    03/19/2013 11:40:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    American thinker ^ | 3/19/13 | Andrew G. Bostom
    American television nertworks, Fox News Channel among them, have decided that the attempted assasination of a leading critic of Islam in an American ally is unworthy of attention, so we must look northward for our information. Danish historian and journalist Lars Hedegaard was interviewed by Canadian Sun TV's Michael Coren for the third time since Hedegaard survived an assassination attempt in early February, ostensibly for his criticism of Islamic supremacism, and was forced into protective seclusion. During this interview (Monday 3/18/13), Hedegaard observed, Anyone who stands up and criticizes Islam is fair game. It's like Mao said, "Kill one and...
  • Report: FBI Benghazi Survivor Interviews Delivered to Senate Intel Committee

    03/03/2013 7:56:23 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-3-2013 | Kerry Picket
    March 3, 2013 Report: FBI Benghazi Survivor Interviews Delivered to Senate Intel Committee Kerry Picket (Excerpt) A source told CBS News that FBI transcripts of interviews with Benghazi survivors were turned over to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday........ The documents that came from the White House is the second set to be sent to Congress. The initial set of documents related to the attack were considered “insufficient” due to massive redactions.... The documents that were sent on Thursday had fewer redactions. They show that e-mail correspondence reveal “talking points” that were sent around the White House, the FBI, and...
  • Obama’s Incoherent Islamic Policy

    01/27/2013 2:17:14 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/27/2013 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    President Obama declares that, “We are not at war with Islam,” but the Islamic Quran and Sharia command that Muslims conduct jihadist war against non-Muslims to spread the religion and Sharia law worldwide. The question is why Obama maintains we are not at war with Islam, when Islam is clearly at war with the U.S.? President Barack H. Obama proclaims that the U.S. is not “at war with Islam.” The president then proceeds to draw an imaginary line between “moderate” and “radical” groups of Muslims that does not exist within the reality of Islamic “theology.” Obama claims that that there...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect wants death penalty out

    01/24/2013 6:21:20 PM PST · by Rabin · 48 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | : January 24, 2013 | AP Staff
    The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Hasan wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder, Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case...
  • 'Understanding' doesn't work. Killing does

    01/21/2013 5:28:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Hugo Rifkind
    We've given up on changing the world. The pragmatic (and brutal) approach to beating terrorism is the only way Is being an international terrorist like being a Page 3 model? By which I mean, when Mokhtar Belmohktar, 40, from Algeria, is pictured in our newspapers, his one eye staring flintily into the camera, clutching his gun like these people always do, is this really what it is all about? Maybe he'll buy lots of copies, clip them out, post them to friends and keep one stuck to the fridge for ever. Or maybe not. Maybe it's all about Allah;...
  • RECONSIDERING MICHELE BACHMANN (Most of her policies were right and spot on in hindsight)

    01/21/2013 4:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/21/2013 | John Hinderraker
    The Washington Post reports today that al Qaeda’s successful attack on the Algerian natural gas plant has greatly boosted al Qaeda’s prestige in Africa. Along the way, the Post notes rather casually: The assailants were well-trained and armed with what appear to have been weapons from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s arsenal. The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder. It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi’s armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda. There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with...
  • 'Numerous' other bodies at Algeria plant (Drudge: All Hostages Dead)

    01/20/2013 6:53:21 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 94 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/2013 | AP
    Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies on Sunday as they searched for explosive traps left behind by the attackers, a security official said, a day after a bloody raid ended the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the bodies were badly disfigured and difficult to identify.
  • Sahara Islamists take hostages, spreading Mali war

    01/16/2013 3:52:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:24pm EST | By Lamine Chikhi and Bate Felix ALGIERS/BAMAKO
    (Reuters) - Islamist fighters seized dozens of Western and Algerian hostages in a dawn raid on a natural gas facility deep in the Sahara on Wednesday and demanded France halt a new offensive against rebels in neighboring Mali. Three people, among them one British and one French, were reported killed, but details were sketchy and numbers of those held at Tigantourine ranged from 41 foreigners - including perhaps seven Americans as well as Japanese and Europeans - to over 100 local staff, held separately and less closely watched.   What is clear is that with a dramatic counterpunch to this...
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    01/07/2013 5:38:33 PM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    InvestigativeProject.org ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • Allah Akbar and Ho Ho Ho

    12/25/2012 5:03:19 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    "A flag bearing a crescent and star flies from a flagpole in front of the World Trade Center, next to a Christmas tree and a menorah." New York Times, 1997 In 1997, Mohammed T. Mehdi, the head of the Arab-American Committee and the National Council on Islamic Affairs, lobbied to have a crescent and star go up at the World Trade Center during the holiday season. His wish was granted, despite the fact that Mehdi had been an adviser to Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. In the name of diversity and political correctness, an adviser to the religious leader behind the...
  • Feds arrest four Inland Empire men in terrorism plot

    11/20/2012 9:17:37 AM PST · by Smogger · 11 replies
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 1/19/2012 10:39:37 PM PST | Doug Sanders
    Four Inland Empire men were arrested Monday in connection to a terrorist plot that was foiled by federal officials. Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, an Afghanistan native and former resident of Pomona; Ralph Deleon, 23, of Ontario and a native of the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales 21, of Upland; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside, a United States citizen, were arrested with plotting to join Al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan in hopes of killing Americans. According to the complaint that was filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, the four conspired to provide material...
  • BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi

    11/17/2012 11:45:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 11/16/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president's daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.Citing officials directly familiar with the information, Solomon writes in the Washington Guardian that Obama and other administration officials were told that "that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region."He adds: The details from the CIA and Pentagon assessments of the killing of Ambassador Chris [Stevens] were far more...
  • Liberated Iraq calls on Arab states to use oil as 'weapon' against U.S.

    11/16/2012 12:03:01 PM PST · by SargeK · 196 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2012
    A top Iraqi diplomat urged Arab states to “use the weapon of oil” against the United States because of its alliance with Israel, raising more questions about the Middle Eastern nation's allegiance to the nation that freed it from a ruthless dictatorship.
  • Pentagon will not label Fort Hood shootings as terrorist attack (Hasan must get fair trial)

    10/22/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/12 | Susan Crabtree
    Already facing intense scrutiny for its shifting narrative about the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the Pentagon now says it will not reclassify the Fort Hood shootings as a terrorist attack over concern about biasing the case against the gunman — an argument that is getting a mixed review from legal experts. Late Friday, after 160 victims of the Fort Hood shooting called on the Pentagon to label the attack terrorism instead of workplace violence as it has for the past three years, the Department of Defense said it would not reclassify the attack. In rejecting the victims...
  • Muslim rage is not about Islam [Op-Ed]

    10/04/2012 12:05:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Mayuri Mukherjee
    The outrage and the violent protests organised by Islamists across the world have nothing to do with the supposed desecration of religion. Instead, these incidents are calibrated attempts by so-called religious leaders to firm up their politics, even at the cost of people’s lives Even before the crowd from the previous protest had returned home, a new mob had gathered on the streets. It had been gaining strength throughout the day as hundreds arrived loaded in trucks and buses, and more people from the outside kept pouring in. Over the next couple of hours, the crowd swelled in numbers and...
  • In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated"

    09/24/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/24/12 | Louis Charbonneau | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated." In remarks to reporters in New York, Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms into Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats against the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous."...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • MSNBC's Dyson: 'All Hate Ain't Equal'; 'Horrible' Americans Have 'Fomented Hostility Toward Muslims'

    09/14/2012 1:54:30 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/14/2012 | Ken Shepherd
    Discussing the violent anti-American demonstrations erupting across the Middle East outside U.S. embassies in Arab capitals, MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson put a share of the blame on, well, "horrible" Americans. It was the "demonization of a predictable minority," in this case Muslims, that was the spark that light the conflagration, Dyson argued on the September 14 edition of the noon Eastern program Now with Alex Wagner. "It's not as if, oh in America, we've resolved this with equanimity and grace," he added, seeking to conflate isolated incidents of hate speech against Muslims inside the United States with the violent...
  • "The Innocence of Muslims" Produced by a Muslim?

    09/13/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT · by golux · 39 replies
    FR Vanity | 091312 | golux
    Please forgive me if all of this sounds ridiculous... But I have spent a little time viewing clips from this "Innocence of Muslims" film. It is so astonishingly poorly acted and produced that I cannot even compare it to the worst student movies I have ever seen.... And I have produced, directed, and SEEN a lot of junk in formats from Super8 to 35 and up. The piece is almost unbelievably bad. Unbelievably - as in - nothing I have ever seen from the West is this bad, this poorly edited, acted, written, lit, greenscreened. The piece is a parody...
  • Top U.S. Military Officer Calls Pastor Over Film

    09/12/2012 12:09:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 369 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Phil Stweart and David Adams
    General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya