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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • Watch: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Remarks to 72nd UN General Assembly [+ txt]

    09/19/2017 5:53:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | N/A
    Link only available here. Will post excerpt of text of speech
  • Blowing Up One Of North Korea’s Missiles Suddenly Not Sounding So Crazy

    09/19/2017 4:31:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month I proposed what was clearly a provocative idea as the United States wrestles with the problem of North Korea and their diminutive dictator’s growing collection of nuclear toys. What if, I wondered, we were to use our missile defense system to shoot down one of Kim Jong-un’s ICBM’s the next time he fires a test shot over Japan? Others have suggested it in the past but it always seems to be dismissed as a needlessly risky idea. It would certainly be seen as a provocation in the face of a madman by some, but it seems as...
  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/19/2017 4:21:29 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    AMN (al Masdar News) ^ | 18/09/2017 | Andrew Illingworth
    Even Western mainstream media sources are now coming to realize and report on the sheer extent of the destruction that has been bestowed upon Raqqa. To this end, one particular Western journalist has noted that the urban devastation inflicted on the city exceeds that seen in Mosul and Aleppo.
  • Palestinian ex-terrorist to be deported from Chicago

    09/19/2017 12:46:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 19, 2017
    A Palestinian convicted terrorist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported from Chicago to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said. Supporters and community activists plan to gather at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal before Rasmea Odeh, 70, departs for Jordan, said Hatem Abudayyeh, coordinator of her defense committee. Odeh pleaded guilty in April to concealing her convictions when she applied for US citizenship in Detroit in 2004. Her record would have disqualified her from entering the US a decade earlier. In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed two young men...
  • Suicide bomber’s car explodes dozens of feet in the air after U.S. missile strike (GREAT VIDEO)

    This is like something that happens in a CGI action flick or a cartoon, via the BBC’s Feras Kilani reporting near Kirkuk, Afghanistan: It appears to be the quickest way for a suicide car bomber to reach Heaven by exploding in the sky after US missile hit him near Apparently the missile hit one car bomb which caused the second car to fly into the air where it then exploded:
  • ECHR ruling in Beslan terror attack case comes into force

    09/19/2017 8:23:45 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 3 replies
    Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) ^ | 19/09/2017 | None attributed
    On April 13, ECHR obliged Russian authorities to pay the terror attack victims about €3 million in compensation and €88,792 of costs and expenses. ECHR ruled that Russian authorities were aware of the planned terrorist attack but did not take necessary measures to prevent the tragedy. The court also exposed serious shortcomings in planning and controlling the operation of hostages’ rescue. The Justice Ministry claims that the ECHR’s ruling may indicate double standards regarding Russia, arguing that this decision contrasts ones made in precedent cases.
  • Danish Government on Escalating Malicious Migrant Crime: “Worst Situation Since 2nd World War”

    09/18/2017 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    10 News ^ | 16 September 2016
    Rule of law is imploding in Denmark as “low-tech jihad” and migrant gangs take over the streets. The Danish government should not be surprised. But it appears to be. Thousands of incidents involving loosened wheel bolts on cars, large rocks or cinder blocks thrown from highway overpasses, and thin steel wires strung across bicycle paths meant to decapitate unsuspecting cyclists, is spreading a growing sense of horror among the Danes. In almost all cases, the perpetrators have turned out to be from MENAP countries (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan).
  • Geneva University launches new course to help imams integrate in Swiss society

    09/18/2017 4:15:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 18 September 2017 11:24 CEST+02:00
    As the academic year begins at the University of Geneva (Unige), a new program is on offer that aims to help imams in Switzerland integrate into Swiss society. Speaking to La Tribune de Genčve, Unige’s rector Yves Flückiger said the new program would include courses in French language, political philosophy, human rights and ethics. The optional program is open to imams and people who teach in Islamic centers and has come out of discussions with Geneva cantonal government, he said. […] The initiative is in keeping with the university’s international outlook, Flückiger said, in the same vein as last year’s...
  • US Intelligence Gains Insight into IS by checking dead fighters' laptops, cellphones

    09/18/2017 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept. 18, 2017 | W. J. Hennigan
    U.S. intelligence analysts have gained valuable insights into the Islamic State's planning and personnel from a vast cache of digital data and other material recovered from bombed-out offices, abandoned laptops and the cellphones of dead fighters in recently liberated areas of Iraq and Syria. In the most dramatic gain, U.S. officials over the last two months have added thousands of names of known or suspected Islamic State operatives to an international watch list used at airports and other border crossings. The Interpol database now contains about 19,000 names.
  • Snapchat pulls channel from its app in Saudi Arabia

    09/18/2017 2:34:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | September 18, 2017: 7:24 AM ET | Sherisse Pham
    The Saudi government said Al Jazeera's Snapchat channel was breaking local laws related to published material and cyber crime, according to Snap. Officials requested the removal of the channel from the app's Discover section, a Snap spokeswoman told CNNMoney on Monday. "We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate," the spokeswoman said. ... The Qatar-owned news outlet has been in the crosshairs of several governments in the region during a prolonged diplomatic dispute in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar in June over...
  • London Underground Bombing Another 'Known Wolf' Terror Attack?

    09/18/2017 10:05:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/18/2017 | Patrick Poole
    An 18-year-old suspect being held over the attempted bombing of the London Underground on Friday was reportedly detained by police two weeks ago at the same Parsons Green station where the attack happened but was released.If confirmed, this would be the latest in a long string of "known wolf" terror attacks in Europe this year.The Daily Mail reported last night: The 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released, neighbours have said.  The teen -...
  • First pictures of arrested Tube bomb suspect

    09/18/2017 9:59:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Philip Whiteside
    These are the first pictures of a suspect being held by police investigating the Parsons Green Tube bombing. Yahyah Farroukh, 21, is listed as living at an address in Stanwell, Surrey, which was searched by officers on Sunday. He was arrested at a fried chicken shop where he worked in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night. Another 18-year-old was detained at Dover ferry port on Saturday morning.
  • Danish PM pledges to help marginalized women, criticizes Trump prior to UN summit

    09/18/2017 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 18 September 2017 12:57 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s government will give 315 million kroner (€42 million) to support women in conflict and war zones, with US president Donald Trump having withdrawn American support in the area. Prime Minister Lars Lřkke Rasmussen confirmed to broadcaster DR that the government would pledge more money to women at risk of rape, human trafficking and being married against their will. Funds are particularly needed in those areas in the current political climate, Rasmussen said. “We have a president sitting in the White House who has withdrawn from all international collaboration related to family planning,” the PM told DR. Earlier this year,...
  • So Where Did North Korea Get That Souped Up Rocket Fuel?

    09/18/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, North Korea launched yet another ICBM on a test run taking it over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. This one traveled more than 2,300 miles, further than the distance to Guam had they wanted to strike it. There’s increasing consensus that Kim’s missiles could reach the continental United States if he chose to take the shot.Over the course of the debate as to what we should about this, a great deal of attention has been paid to a couple of things. One is the miniaturization of Kim’s increasingly powerful nukes and whether or not he can...
  • Foreigners cast symbolic ballots in new initiative to give voting rights to all [Germany]

    09/18/2017 9:47:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 September 2017 16:47 CEST+02:00 | Shelley Pascual
    Over the past week, 20 polling stations set up in central Berlin invited non-German citizens to cast a symbolic general election vote. Why is the right to vote important for these residents? The Local found out. “I find it bad that I’m not able to vote,” Ania Seroka explained after she slipped her symbolic ballot into the box with her young son by her side. In spite of having lived in Germany for ten years, Polish citizen Ania Seroka will not have a say in the country’s federal election less than a week away. But the social worker considers her...
  • The Unaccompanied Muslim Minor Refugee Terror Attack in London

    09/18/2017 5:00:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Taking in refugees causes terror. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Last decade, Ronald and Penelope Jones were being feted for their work as foster parents. Now their suburban Surrey home was raided in an investigation into the train bombing in London. The Joneses had won praise for fostering hundreds of children. But their growing interest in taking in refugees from Muslim countries turned their pleasant home with its wooden fences and green backyard into a ticking time bomb. And that bomb...
  • UC Berkeley Faculty Want to Shut Down Campus for Free Speech Week

    09/18/2017 4:57:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Mark Tapson
    “This is a clear threat to public higher education.” A faculty letter addressed to the UC Berkeley campus and the Berkeley community at large is calling for a complete boycott of classes and campus activities during the upcoming “Free Speech Week," which will feature conservative speakers whose very names inspire college students to seek safe spaces and therapy. The Berkeley paper called The Daily Californian reports that the letter was co-written by seven faculty members, including Michael Cohen, a campus associate teaching professor of African American studies. The letter urges fellow faculty members to take three steps: cancel classes and...
  • Acid Attack on American Tourists in France

    09/18/2017 4:55:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    Another disturbing new trend in Europe. A woman described as having “deep psychological problems” is in police custody after allegedly spraying four American tourists with acid at the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles station on Sunday morning. She was reported to have used a cleaning substance containing hydrochloric acid.   “Two American women aged 20 were hit in the face, while the other two were sprayed in the legs, and were mainly suffering from shock,’ said a source close to the case. “The two with facial injuries were taken to hospital, while the others were treated at the scene. They were also aged 20 or...
  • Al Qaeda on Rise in Syria

    09/17/2017 9:17:26 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    NRT ^ | 16 Sep 2017 | Manish Rai
    While the United States and NATO remains focused on defeating Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, al Qaeda in Syria is accumulating strength and territory at an alarming pace and may eventually pose the most daunting counterterrorism challenge that the U.S and west has ever faced. Al-Qaeda has reportedly benefited from the U.S.-led coalition’s single-minded focus against ISIS and exploited the opposition against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to grow stronger.
  • Four U.S. College Students Attacked With Acid While Traveling in Southern France

    09/17/2017 5:34:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 01:51PM, September 17, 2017 | CNN Wire and Erika Martin,
    Four American women traveling in southern France were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in Marseilles, a police spokeswoman said. All four of the women were taken to a hospital for burn treatment, though two were mostly uninjured, according to the New York Times. One of the women had been hit in the eye with the substance and could not see well, TV station France 3 reported. All four of the Americans were university students in their early 20s studying abroad. A statement from Boston College identified them as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman and Michelle Krug — students...