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  • Russia's Catholic, Orthodox to rebuild church buildings in Syria

    04/29/2016 12:45:35 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | April 28, 2016 | JONATHAN LUXMOORE
    Russia's Catholic, Orthodox to rebuild church buildings in Syria A painting of Mary and the Christ Child is is seen in 2014 at the damaged St. Thecla Orthodox monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula, Syria. Russia's Catholic Church has launched a joint project with Russian Orthodox leaders to rebuild churches and monasteries destroyed during the war in Syria.CNS photo/Courtesy of Youssef Badawi, EPA BY JONATHAN LUXMOORE, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE April 28, 2016 WARSAW, Poland – Russia's Catholic Church has launched a joint project with Russian Orthodox leaders to rebuild churches and monasteries destroyed during the war in Syria....
  • 3 Tied to San Bernardino (CA) Gunman Are Indicted

    04/28/2016 6:15:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | IAN LOVETT and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    The investigation into the San Bernardino, CA massacre produced criminal charges on Thursday against the brother of one of the attackers and two other people — not for contributing to the mass shooting, but for their roles in a sham marriage designed to skirt immigration laws. On Dec. 2, Syed Rizwan Farook, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, armed themselves with assault rifles and pipe bombs, and carried out one of the worst terror attacks on American soil, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20 others at a social services center in...
  • Trump: Hey, nuking ISIS is maybe a good idea

    04/28/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Donald Trump may be okay with using nukes to destroy ISIS. Here’s his comments to the TODAY show on NBC:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It’s true he says he would be “the last to use” nukes, which could be taken as two different ways. On the one hand, Trump could be saying he doesn’t want to use nukes at all, and would wait until no other option existed (kinda like George W. Bush saying war is the last option, and we all know how that turned out). It could also mean Trump is saying he would be the...
  • Labour head's charity funds Palestinian terror incitement (UK)

    04/28/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Interpal - outlawed group heavily backed by Jeremy Corbyn - exposed funding Gaza festival in which 7-year-old girl 'stabs Jews.' An horrific children's play in which a seven-year-old Palestinian girl "stabbed Jews" took place at a recent event partly funded by Interpal, a UK charity supported by Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn and MPs of his party, reports the UK Daily Mail on Thursday. Footage of the play, in which the girl pretends to stab two boys dressed as IDF soldiers who "shoot" her before a boy in a mask "shoots" them back with a toy semi-automatic weapon, was aired...
  • Italy arrests suspects in IS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican

    04/28/2016 3:16:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Times of Israel Staff and Agencies
    Police make four arrests after intercepting communications between jihadist group and Moroccan-born man. Italian prosecutors said Thursday they had thwarted plans by at least three people to carry out terror attacks against the Israeli Embassy in Rome and the Vatican.
  • Suspect in custody after threatening to blow up Fox Baltimore headquarters

    04/28/2016 2:17:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | FoxNews
    A contractor who threatened to set off a bomb at the headquarters of Fox 45 Baltimore Thursday afternoon, forcing police to evacuate the building, walked outside before a sniper shot him as cameras rolled. A bomb robot scanned him for nearly an hour before police removed his clothing, picked him up and carried him into an armored van. Crews transferred him to an ambulance minutes later. His condition was unclear.
  • Italy says uncovers possible plot to attack Rome, arrests suspects

    04/28/2016 1:14:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. Four of the suspects - a couple living near Lake Como, a 23-year-old-man and a woman, all of them Moroccans - were detained in Italy on Thursday, Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told a news conference. The other two - a Moroccan man and his Italian wife - left Italy last year, traveled to Iraq and Syria and are still on the loose,...
  • this makes me wonder who are they "U.S-backed Syrian fighters"

    04/28/2016 1:10:44 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Fierce clashes between U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and insurgent groups north of Aleppo killed dozens of combatants, a spokesman and a monitoring group said on Thursday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, has been fighting insurgents, some also supported by foreign states via Turkey, in northern Aleppo province for several months. Washington, which is leading an aerial campaign against Islamic State, supports the SDF in the separate fight against the jihadists around areas they control farther east. The YPG has proved the most effective partner on the ground for the U.S.-led campaign. SDF spokesman Talal...
  • Islamic State turns to selling fish and cars

    04/28/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, making up for lower oil income after its battlefield losses, Iraqi judicial authorities said on Thursday. Security experts once estimated the ultra-radical Islamist group's annual income at $2.9 billion, much of it coming from oil and gas installations in Iraq and Syria. The U.S.-led coalition has targeted Islamic State's financial infrastructure, using air strikes to reduce its ability to extract, refine and transport oil and so forcing fighters to reportedly take significant pay cuts. Yet the militants, who seized a third of Iraq's territory...
  • Feds arrest three relatives of San Bernardino terrorists

    04/28/2016 12:24:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2016
    The feds on Thursday busted the brother of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, in connection to a marriage scam that only came to light after last year’s jihadist massacre in California, officials said. Farook’s brother Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his Russian wife Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernykh, 26, were all taken into custody from their homes in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. All three were charged with marriage fraud, federal conspiracy and making false statements. Their phony marriages were basis for filling out immigration papers, obtaining bank accounts and driver licenses, officials said.
  • Fox 45 Evacuated For Suspicious Person

    04/28/2016 12:04:52 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    WBAL ^ | 4/28/2016 | WBAL
    The building housing Baltimore's Fox and CW affiliates was evacuated Thursday afternoon for a suspicious person. ... The security guard, a man identified as Jourel Apostolidies, said the man handed him a flash drive. On the drive were videos of the man talking to the camera about what he believed were government conspiracies. ... The man was wearing a hedgehog onesie, light vest and combat boots. After he issued a request for staff to evacuate, he said he sat down and talked with the man.
  • Oops! Suicide bomber detonates vest early, kills 8 other terrorists

    04/28/2016 11:37:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    India Today ^ | 4/27/16 | Vishakha Saxena
    In a scene straight out of a Hollywood film, a Taliban fighter detonated his suicide vest by mistake, killing himself and his eight colleagues without a single civilian casualty. The militants were reportedly working for Mullah Wali, a Taliban commander, British tabloid The Sun reported. The group had planned a devastating attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The paper quoted the Afghan Ministry of Interior as saying the jihadis were all wearing suicide vests, and appeared to be plotting a coordinated attack. On their way to Kunduz something went wrong and one of the fighters appears to have...
  • FBI ARRESTS 3 PEOPLE CONNECTED TO SAN BERNARDINO KILLER SYED FAROOK (SHORTENED)

    04/28/2016 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Breaking.
  • General Dunford Suggests White House Is Limiting His Ability to Fight ISIS

    04/28/2016 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/28/16 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    On Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham asked General Dunford about his ISIS strategy. "[T]he military strategy that we're embarked on is the best way to destroy ISIL. And it's what you recommended. Or is it limited by conditions put on you by the White House?" Dunford responded, "[T]o clarify, so if I say..." Graham interrupted, "[W]ould you do more if you could?" He answered, "I would do more if I could, but the limitation is not just a political limitation. Part of it is our partners on the ground..." Watch here:
  • Syria Hospital Hit in Airstrike Blamed on Russia

    04/28/2016 8:30:02 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | April 28, 2016 10:01 a.m. ET | SAM DAGHER
    BEIRUT—Rescuers in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo were working Thursday to pull the dead and wounded from the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders after the facility was hit by what opposition activists said were Russian airstrikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based opposition monitoring group, said its activists had counted at least 27 dead, including the three doctors. Neither the Observatory nor the international medical aid group said who had carried out the airstrikes, but two antigovernment groups—the Syria Revolution Network and the Local Coordination Committees—blamed Russia. In Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry...
  • Second North Korean missile launch ends in failure

    04/28/2016 5:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    he South Korean defense ministry announced that an attempted test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea ended when it exploded almost immediately after liftoff. The launch was the second test of the Musudan intermediate range missile in the last few days that ended in failure. The South Koreans believe that the test was rushed in order to have some sort of technological success prior to a rare meeting of the Party Congress on May 6. From Reuters: "They are in a rush to show anything that is successful, to meet the schedule of a political event, the party...
  • UN Security Council to informally discuss international protection for Palestinians

    04/27/2016 9:23:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Tova Lazaroff
    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will discuss providing international protection for Palestinians during an informal May 6 meeting, PLO Ambassador to the UN in New York Riyad Mansour said on Wednesday. “We would like to see an international force to separate between us and the Israeli occupying authorities,” Mansour said. Such a step is not feasible at this time, so it is possible for the UNSC to take a smaller step to help the Palestinians, he said. “Now the security council is beginning the discussion,” Mansour told reporters. The Palestinians have persistently called for the UNSC to hold a...
  • TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans

    04/27/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Mila Koumpilova and Janet Moore
    Somali-American community leaders in the Twin Cities voiced dismay Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manager in Minneapolis alleged in congressional testimony that they were targets of racial profiling by his agency. Andrew Rhoades, an assistant federal security director for the TSA in Minneapolis, said he was pressured by his supervisor earlier this month to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his Twin Cities office. The allegation sparked a call by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., for an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, of which TSA is a part. In a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of...
  • Kansas, S.C. officials to slam Obama’s plan to transfer Gitmo detainees

    04/27/2016 2:18:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    State and local officials opposed to President Obama’s plan to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the mainland U.S. will get a platform to air their concerns Thursday during a House hearing. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is among the witnesses who will testify in opposition to the administration’s plan, at the session held by the Homeland Security’s oversight subcommittee. South Carolina is one of the states where the administration is considering transferring detainees, a plan that would need to be approved by a deeply skeptical Congress. Mr. Obama, whose campaign pledge to close the prison is...
  • Temple Mount

    04/27/2016 1:44:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Primack News ^ | 27/4/16 | Eleutheria5
    Here's my debut broadcast. The fun continues.
  • Saudi Arabia & Turkey more refugees to Europe for support in overthrowing Bashar al-Assad.

    04/27/2016 1:12:08 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 7 replies
    Saudi Arabia & Turkey are the reason why we have this war to begin with: Saudi Prince: We agreed with Turkey to put pressure on Europe using Isis. An England residing Saudi prince who wished to remain unknown said: Saudi and Turkey are upset by European governments' policy towards Syria and complain why Europeans cannot make a firm decision about Syrian developments. According to this report, referring to the issue of Syria he continued: We believe if European governments were seriously working in the field of Syria, Bashar al-Assad would have gone by now and recent events lie the Russian...
  • HIV-positive ISIS ordered to become suicide bombers.

    04/27/2016 1:07:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 19 replies
    16 HIV-positive IS terrorists are ordered to become suicide bombers. AGHDAD (Web Desk) – At least 16 ‘Islamic State’ terrorists who contracted HIV after having unprotected sex with two Moroccan sex slaves have been ordered to carry out suicide attacks, a doctor forced to treated them has claimed. The men, most of whom are foreign fighters, were treated at an ISIS-run hospital in the east-Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen and then quarantined, the Daily Mail reported. ISIS beheaded a fighter who knowingly allowed his HIV-infected blood to be transfused to another terrorist this year. The fighters had sex with the women...
  • Sen. Bob Corker releases statement on Donald Trump foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 12:16:14 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker: Donald Trump "delivered a very good foreign policy speech". Read the whole statement...
  • Trump Foreing Policvy

    04/27/2016 12:15:01 PM PDT · by weston · 39 replies
    Donald J Trump.com | 4/27/2016 | Donald Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a ´great power´ at Israel´s expense

    04/27/2016 11:12:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/27/16 | Staff
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump said in his first future foreign policy speech on Wednesday that if elected president in November he would make US allies bear more of the financial burden for their defense, and be tougher on Iran, which has become a "great power" at Israel´s expense. In a major speech, Trump said that as president he would "shake the rust off America´s foreign policy" and rebuild the US military. Trump criticized the US´ relationship with its allies under the Obama administration, saying: "Our friends cannot depend on us. We have had a president who bows to our enemies...
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech

    04/27/2016 10:58:55 AM PDT · by dynoman · 168 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • Obama's Pie in the Sky

    04/13/2010 9:37:37 AM PDT · by tedbel · 7 replies · 263+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | April 13/10 | Ted Belman
    There is no solution to the final status issues of Jerusalem, borders and refugees that both sides will agree to. Nevertheless President Obama is committed to forcing an agreement. Recently two top administration officials advised David Ignatius, Washington Post, to the effect that Pres Obama is "seriously considering" proposing an American peace plan which would be based on “agreements nearly reached” in the past. This is outrageous, as I will explain and it has no chance of succeeding. Of course they repeated the mantra that "[e]veryone knows the basic outlines of a peace deal" but they omitted to say, that...
  • Christian group to advocate more support for Israel

    07/13/2006 1:14:56 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 14 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 13 July 2006 | Julia Duin
    More than 3,000 pro-Israel evangelical Christians will be in town next week for a "Washington/Israel summit" to push the Bush administration toward stronger support for the Jewish state. Starting with a banquet July 18 at the Hilton Washington and visits to Capitol Hill the next morning, the inaugural gathering of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) will showcase a deeper cooperation between evangelical Christians and Jews in the face of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's suggestion in October, often reiterated since, that Israel "be wiped off the map." Organizers say Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon, retired Israeli defense chief Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon...
  • Egypt and Jordan Against Unilateral Israeli Withdrawal

    05/01/2006 5:32:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 428+ views
    Arutz Shev ^ | 5-1-06 | Hillel Fendel
    Egypt's President Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah, who met this week, issued a joint call against Ehud Olmert's planned transfer of vast areas of Judea and Samaria to the control of Hamas. The two leaders met in Aqaba, the Jordanian port city adjacent to Eilat, and warned that one-sided solutions will not help in promoting the peace process or regional stability. They said that Israel must negotiate not with Hamas, but with Abu Mazen, the leader of the Fatah organization. Middle Eastern affairs expert Dr. David Bukai of Haifa University notes the irony, explaining that Egypt and Jordan are more...
  • "I Would Die For Israel" (so says Steven Spielberg)

    01/26/2006 7:29:12 PM PST · by Cornpone · 135 replies · 1,945+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | 26 January 2006 | DER SPIEGEL
    US director Steven Spielberg discusses his controversial new film "Munich," which deals with the aftermath of the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL he talks about the moral aspects of dealing with terrorism and responds to critics who claim he's betrayed the Jewish people. SPIEGEL: Mr. Spielberg, can you remember the hours of the Olympic massacre? Do you know where you were when you heard the terrible news? Spielberg: Yes, I do. I was watching a "Wide World of Sports" live broadcast from Munich when the news suddenly flashed in, and the...
  • Israel bows to US over arms exports

    06/26/2005 4:30:14 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 370+ views
    theage.com.au ^ | 26 June 2005
    Israel has bowed to US pressure to cancel an arms deal with China and will impose tighter controls on its weapons exports in general, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports. The dispute with the United States centres on Israel's sale of Harpy attack drones and other advanced technology to China which the Pentagon fears could tilt the balance of power and make it difficult to defend Taiwan. Agreeing to US demands, Israel will not return Harpy spare parts that China sent to their Israeli manufacturer for upgrading, Haaretz said. Israel, the newspaper said, also accepted a US demand to implement the 34-nation...
  • Al-Qadhafi son:Israel is not a threat

    01/08/2004 2:24:17 PM PST · by knak · 6 replies · 100+ views
    aljazeera ^ | 1/8/04
    Saif al-Islam, the son of Libya's leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, has denied recent news reports about his meeting a member of the Israeli Knesset on the sidelines of an international parliamentary conference in Athens. He has said, however, that Libya no longer considers Israel a security threat nor is his country in a confrontation with Israel. In an exclusive interview with Aljazeera.net on Thursday, Saif al-Islam described the recent news reports as malicious rumours being spread by "some Arab countries" to spite Libya because of his country's latest political successes (in breaking its international isolation). Saif al-Islam is al-Qaddafi's second eldest...
  • UK: Muslim MP Calling for Israel to be ‘Relocated’ to U.S.

    04/27/2016 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    slamic Jew-hatred - it's in the Quran. Is this surprising? No. And it's proof of the nefarious convergence of leftism and antisemitism. Labour is left. Interesting note: it was a blogger who discovered the hate-filled post. Bloggers are doing the work the media won't. "Labour MP forced to resign after calling for Israel to be 'relocated' to the US," By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter, The Express, April 26, 2016: A LABOUR MP has been forced to resign her role as an aide to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after supporting calls for Israel to be 'relocated' to the United States. Labour...
  • Bloody ISIS Strikes Again: 250 Women Murdered for Refusing to Become Sex Slaves

    04/27/2016 8:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Michael van der Galien
    You've got bad people, you've got psychopaths, and then you have the monsters calling themselves ISIS, the terrorist organization occupying large parts of Syria and Iraq. We all knew that ISIS doesn't respect human life at all. We also already knew that the terrorist thugs commit large massacres in which innocent civilians are butchered. We are aware of those facts and have learned to deal with it. But imagine this: in the city of Mosul alone, at least 250 innocent women were murdered in cold blood because they refused to become sex slaves. Human Rights Voices explains:
  • Russia restarts bombings targeting Syrian opposition, US officer says

    04/26/2016 2:35:40 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Russia has resumed bombing moderate opposition fighters in Syria, a U.S. military officer from Baghdad told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday. "We have seen them begin operations again in that region," Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, the U.S.-led coalition's deputy commander for operations and intelligence, told Fox News. President Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin last week asking him to help "press" Syria to end its airstrikes, according to a White House statement. The strikes appeared to violate the ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia in February. "The two leaders committed to intensify their efforts to shore...
  • Kerry on Terrorism’s Appeal: ‘Regular Meals, Companionship’ – Not Necessarily Religion

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • Sweden On High Alert After Reports ISIS Militants Enter Country To "Target Civilians"

    04/27/2016 3:00:29 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 27, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the last week of March, immediately in the aftermath of the tragic Brussels bombing which ISIS took responsibility for and which was subsequently revealed as organized by a semi-autonomous Brussels cell operating closely with the French cell responsible for the November 2015 terrorist attack, we reported that the Islamic State group has trained at least 400 attackers and sent them into Europe for terror attacks. As AP said, citing security officials, "the network of interlocking, agile and semi-autonomous cells shows the reach of the extremist group in Europe even as it loses ground in Syria." snip Earlier today Swedish...
  • Turkey's parliament speaker seeks religious constitution

    04/26/2016 9:37:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    AFP via Daily Telegraph ^ | 26 April 2016 12:34am
    Turkey should have a religious constitution, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said on Monday, in comments that will likely add to concerns of creeping Islamization under the ruling AKP party. “As a Muslim country, why should we be in a situation where we are in retreat from religion?” state-run news agency Anatolia quoted him as saying. “We are a Muslim country. As a consequence, we must have a religious constitution,” the AKP lawmaker told a conference in Istanbul. “Secularism cannot feature in the new constitution.” …
  • Obama thinks he’s cool; world leaders think he’s arrogant and weak

    04/26/2016 5:36:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PowerLine ^ | April 25, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reports that President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are “soul mates.” Why? Because Obama “disdains. . .needy, showboating allies and [Merkel] is neither.” That’s hilarious. Who on the world stage is more of a showboater than Barack Obama — he of the speech in front of Greek columns, the shockingly pretentious Cairo lecture to Muslims, and the receding ocean tides? Obama’s “disdain” for “showboating” suggests that he’s self-delusional, self-hating, or both. Now that we know how Obama views America’s allies (other than Merkel), it might be instructive to ask how America’s allies view...
  • Paris rejected Israeli software which could have stopped attack

    04/26/2016 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    A groundbreaking Israeli security system could have helped French authorities prevent the Paris massacre last November - but authorities balked at the deal under pressure from the anti-Israel boycott movement. Speaking to Fox News, an Israeli counter-terrorism source with intimate knowledge of both the software involved and the deal itself said that after the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher attack the previous January an Israeli company offered to provide French authorities with special terrorist-tracking software, which could well have enabled them to flag the ISIS terrorist network operating under their noses. But although the French were initially very keen on...
  • Poll: Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support terror

    04/26/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    The overwhelming majority of young Palestinians believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations. A poll of Palestinian youth, defined as ages 16-30, published Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center depicts a community that is socially conservative, supports violence against Israel, is skeptical about its leadership and opposes the Islamic State. It also shows significantly greater support for violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip than among those in Judea and Samaria While 47.4 percent of youths in Judea and Samaria oppose stabbing attacks, 78.6 percent of Gaza youths support them, according to the poll. In addition,...
  • Director of Nat'l Intel Clapper: ISIS has cells in Europe, has ‘taken advantage’ of migrant crisis

    04/26/2016 1:36:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2016 | John Sexton
    James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told reporters Monday that ISIS has terror cells operating in the UK, Germany and Italy. He also indicated ISIS was taking advantage of the migrant crisis in Europe.Clapper made the comments at a reporter’s breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. A reporter from the NY Times asked Clapper, “Do you believe that they operate, they have clandestine cells like they had in Brussels in places like Germany, England and Italy?” Clapper replied, “Yes they do. And that is a concern of, obviously, ours and our European allies.”“I assure you we are...
  • Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in West Bank

    04/26/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 1:04 PM EDT
    A 6-meter-high (20-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in the West Bank city of Ramallah. […] … (Ramallah’s Mayor Mussa) Hadid says the statue reflects the “special relationship between South Africa and Palestine.” It was erected in a new square named after Mandela. …
  • Middle Eastern student, 20, admits she slashed herself across the face in Manhattan

    04/01/2016 5:50:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/1/2016
    A 20-year-old woman who claimed she was slashed and called a 'f***ing terrorist' by an attacker in Lower Manhattan has owned up to carrying it out herself. The student, of Middle Eastern descent, was walking at 4.10pm on Thursday when she said a man appeared outside Trinity Church, near Wall Street. She alleged he was armed with a blade and wounded her on the left side of the face. The attacker was then said to have fled as locals heard a commotion. Emergency services were called after the woman contacted her father describing her injury and ordeal.
  • Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant ...Omar Khabir...

    04/26/2016 10:16:16 AM PDT · by Gritty · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2016 | not attributed
    Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information...
  • anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP suggested Israel should be moved to US [tr]

    04/26/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/25/16 | Sculthorpe
    Labour in fresh anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP quits as aide to John McDonnell after sharing toxic Facebook post which suggested Israel should be moved to US Naz Shah today apologised for 'offence caused' by her Facebook post The Bradford West MP shared the claim and added supportive comments The post was made in 2014 before Ms Shah became an MP in the Commons Labour has been rocked by a series of anti-Semitism rows in recent weeks Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly urged to speak out clearly against abuse Labour MP Naz Shah today apologised and quit as an aide to John McDonnell...
  • US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 4/26/2016, 9:55 AM | David Rosenberg
    The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the next decade. With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018, Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion. Israel has stated that it must increase its military spending to cope with growing threats from ISIS and the Iranian regime following last year’s nuclear deal. …
  • How many more Lies are we Really Willing to Accept from our Politicians?

    04/26/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 30 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 26, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo The lies from this administration are well-known and numerous. Among only some of the most infamous: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. ISIS is a non-threat, the “JV team.” The economy is in great shape after years of sustained recovery, and unemployment is at a de minimis 5%. Daily life over the past seven and a half years and the six o’clock news will relieve you of these fictions. The Barack Hussein Obama administration’s deceit is deployed deliberately to assuage our deepest fears concerning the state of our country and...
  • Al Qaeda affiliate says killed gay activist in Bangladesh

    04/26/2016 6:03:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2016 | By Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir
    The slaying of Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Bangladesh's first magazine for gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, has deeply shocked Bangladesh's embattled community of free-thinking intellectuals. Mannan, 35, was hacked to death in the capital Dhaka by a group of assailants posing as couriers. Islamist militants have targeted atheist bloggers, academics, religious minorities and foreign aid workers in a series of killings. But the death of Mannan, who published gay rights journal Roopbaan and also worked for US aid agency USAID, has caused particular alarm because his links to a powerful Western government offered no guarantee of safety. Homosexuality is...