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  • Sentence Handed Down to Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Mall of America Stabbings

    02/16/2018 4:41:15 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/16/18 | KSTP Staff
    The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing two men at the Mall of America last November was sentenced Friday. Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham, 20, will have to serve 10 of his 15-year sentence in prison. With good behavior, the last five years of the sentence could be served as probation. Authorities said Abdiraham stabbed two brothers - 19-year-old Alexander Sanchez and 25-year-old John Sanchez - in a dressing room at the mall's Macy' store. In the statement read by his attorney following his guilty plea last month, Abdiraham said he went to the Mall of America to answer the "call for...
  • Woman Accused of St. Kate's Arson Now Facing Federal Terrorism Charge

    02/07/2018 4:41:56 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/7/18 | KSTP
    The United States Attorney's Office in Minnesota announced Wednesday that the 19-year-old woman accused of starting fires in several different buildings last month on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul is now facing federal charges, including attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Those charges stem from an incident federal authorities claim happened in March of last year when she is alleged to have attempted to recruit two fellow St. Kate's students to "join the jihad in fighting." According to a release, U.S. Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced a three-count indictment against Tnuza...
  • Don't Ignore Kushner's Quiet Mideast Gains

    02/02/2018 1:59:06 AM PST · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/29/2018 | Ahmed Chirai
    He may be the most effective presidential Middle East envoy in decades, but he doesn’t get much respect from the press. It is hardly an understatement to say that Jared Kushner, a baby-faced real-estate magnate and presidential son-in-law, didn’t send expectations soaring when he was named to supervise Israel-Palestine peace efforts. Lacking years of diplomatic experience and advanced degrees in Near Eastern politics, his appointment seemed more like favoritism than a confirmation of expertise, more a presidential gift to his daughter than a strategic decision. What little coverage Kushner has received has varied from skeptical to scornful. And, tellingly, he...
  • West Bank Palestinians burn Trump, Pence in effigy

    01/28/2018 7:34:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/27/2018
    Palestinians hang a burning puppet bearing the portrait of US President Donald Trump, during a mock trial for him and Vice President Mike Pence in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
  • Court Records: Mall of America Stabbing Suspect Pleads Guilty, Calls it Act of Jihad

    01/26/2018 8:25:21 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/26/18 | Beth McDonough
    On Thursday, 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham pleaded guilty to stabbing two men at the Mall of America. The incident occurred on Nov. 12, where authorities say he stabbed two brothers in a dressing room at the mall's Macy's. At the plea hearing Thursday, Abdiraham's attorney read a statement — which is public record — to the courtroom, which explained why he attacked the two men. In the statement, Abdiraham said he went to the Mall of America to answer the "call for jihad by the Chief of Believer, Abu-Bakr Al-baghdadi, may Allah protect him, and by the Mujahiden of the...
  • SAS soldier 'chopped off ISIS thug's head with SHOVEL and used his gun to kill more militants'

    01/08/2018 7:26:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Jan 7, 2018 | Chris kitching
    SAS soldier 'chopped off ISIS thug's head with SHOVEL and used his gun to kill more militants' The British sergeant was said to have run out of ammunition during a bloody battle in Afghanistan By Chris kitching Updated 20:40, 7 JAN 2018 An elite SAS soldier cut off an ISIS fighter's head with a spade after he ran out of ammunition during a bloody six-hour battle, it was claimed. After killing the jihadist, the British sergeant used the enemy's gun to kill more militants. The brutal battle is said to have occurred six weeks ago in war-torn Afghanistan. The British...
  • Pulse nightclub shooter’s wife was aware of plot — and did nothing

    01/05/2018 5:16:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2018 | 6:34pm | Joe Tacopino
    The wife of Omar Mateen, who committed a massacre in the Pulse nightclub in 2016, reportedly told the FBI that she knew about his plot beforehand — and did nothing to stop it. Noor Salman — whose husband gunned down 49 people in the club — told investigators that she “knew that her husband was going to attack the Pulse nightclub” when he left the house on the night of June 11 last year, according to documents obtained by USA Today. “My fears had come true and he did what he said he was going to do,” Salman said, according...
  • Clues to how a young man went from ‘classic teenage boy’ to accused Islamic State sympathizer

    01/03/2018 4:40:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Terrence McCoy
    A skeletal portrait of the Sterling, Va., man federal authorities have accused of obstructing a terrorism investigation began to come into focus on Monday — that of a directionless youth who converted to Islam at the end of high school, married a significantly older Muslim woman, had a child who died as an infant, and became increasingly religious until an arrest Friday that allegedly included him destroying a computer thumb drive that authorities suspect may have contained evidence of terrorism-related activity. In the months before that arrest, court filings allege, Sean Andrew Duncan, 21, who will appear in federal court...
  • Assad replaces top Syrian brass after losing military base to US- and al-Qaeda-backed fighters

    01/01/2018 6:58:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    SCMP ^ | 01 January, 2018
    Assad replaces top Syrian brass after losing military base to US- and al-Qaeda-backed fighters PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 January, 2018, 11:01pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 January, 2018, 4:20am President Bashar al-Assad reshuffled his government on Monday by replacing the ministers of defence, information and industry, while heavy fighting erupted between the military and insurgents near the capital of Damascus. State news agency SANA did not give a reason for the government reshuffle, which comes after two years of gaining ground with the help of Iran-backed fighters under the cover of Russian air strikes.
  • Pakistan's government hits back at Trump over foreign aid threat (tr)

    01/01/2018 9:22:52 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | Josh Siegel
    The Pakistani government shot back at President Trump on Monday after he threatened to stop hundreds of millions in foreign aid, accusing the U.S. of overlooking “safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis.” “Pak as anti-terror ally has given free to US: land & air communication, military bases & intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs, but they have given us nothing but invective & mistrust,” the Pakistan Ministry of Defence said in statement posted to Twitter. “They overlook cross-border safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis.” Trump tweeted Monday morning the U.S. would no longer be investing as...
  • New Details on High-Profile FBI Raid of Northern Virginia Home

    12/30/2017 12:52:37 PM PST · by Revel · 32 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 12-30-17
    The FBI executed what turned out to be a high-profile search warrant Friday in Sterling, Virginia sending the D.C. media and social media into a tail spin. News helicopters, TV news casters. The whole circus came to Sterling on Friday for the five-hour FBI raid. While many wildly speculated the raid was somehow linked to the Trump White House, FBI sources confirmed to True Pundit the operation is terrorism related, FBI sources said, and part of an ongoing terror-related investigation. FBI sources said the target of the warrant is renting the apartment unit in Sterling and is an “Arabic-speaking male.”...
  • During the War of 1812, on this date in 1813

    12/30/2017 12:10:07 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 24 replies
    British Major General Rialls, 1000 British Regulars and 400 Indian allies cross the Niagara River. They attack 2100 New York State Militia under the command of Major General Hall. After a short fight, the militia withdraws (by some accounts run). The British troops put the torch to the villages of Buffalo and Black Rock, burning all but 4 out of 150 buildings. Also burned are 4 ships tied up there. The British and their Indian allies withdraw to Canada.
  • Trump administration to snap ties with Palestinians, no peace plan, no more monetary aid

    12/23/2017 7:35:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    DEBKA WEEKLY ^ | 12/23/2017
    The White House has decided to quietly withdraw from all its ties with the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority and Mahmoud Abbas. DEBKAfile’s exclusive sources report that the Trump administration has resolved to scrap all ties with the Palestinian leadership in retaliation for its campaign against US President Donald Trump and his Jerusalem policy. Several warnings to Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) of what was in store if he did not desist from castigating the US president fell on death ears. Last week, two Arab crown princes, Saudi Muhammed bin Salman and UAE Sheikh Muhammed bin Zayed, summoned Abbas to their capitals and...
  • Shootings in Harrisburg 'a terror attack': Homeland Security

    12/23/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by lightman · 20 replies
    pennlive.,com ^ | 23 December A.D. 2017 | Travis Kellar
    The Department of Homeland Security referred to the three shootings in Harrisburg on Friday as "a terror attack." Tyler Q. Houlton, acting press secretary for agency, tweeted a statement Saturday about the incidents. Houlton said that Ahmed El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigration visa. "The long chain of migration that led to the suspect's admission into the United States was initiated years ago by a distant relative of the suspect," Houlton said in a release. "One of the most recent links in that chain was an extended family...
  • Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF’s Pier 39

    12/22/2017 1:33:21 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 13 replies
    SF GATE ^ | Dec.22, 2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Federal authorities on Friday charged a 26-year-old Modesto man with planning a terror attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39 after an undercover investigation that unfolded in recent weeks. Everitt Aaron Jameson, a tow-truck driver and discharged Marine, was charged in a criminal complaint filed at the U.S. District Court in Sacramento with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization — in this case the Islamic State. ...... Jameson explained that he also desired to use explosives and described a play in which explosives could ‘tunnel’ or ‘funnel’ people into a location where Jameson could inflict casualties,” McKinney...
  • Five Ways Trump’s New National Security Strategy Is A Rejection Of Obama’s

    12/18/2017 1:20:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 12-18-2017 | Peter Hasson
    President Donald Trump’s new national security strategy is set to be released on Monday. A copy of the document obtained by The Daily Caller reveals a stark contrast between President Trump’s America First National Security Strategy and former President Barack Obama’s most recent national security strategy in 2015. Renewed Focus On Islamist Terrorism Trump’s new national security strategy places an emphasis on stopping Islamist terrorism and calls it out by name. Obama’s 2015 national security strategy referred to Islam just twice: once because it’s part of ISIS’ name and once to say the administration rejected “the lie that America and...
  • Obama administration undermined anti-Hezbollah task force to help secure Iran nuke deal, report says

    12/18/2017 2:03:05 AM PST · by familyop · 52 replies
    Fox News, Politico ^ | December 18, 2017 | Frank Miles
    The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday...When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA’s Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico.
  • Anger after family of failed suicide bomber complain they were mistreated by law enforcement...

    12/12/2017 4:32:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Associated Press Reporter and Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Anger after family of failed suicide bomber complain they were mistreated by law enforcement in the hours following his attack he family of the would-be suicide bomber who plotted to blow himself up in a Port Authority subway in an ISIS-inspired plot during morning Manhattan rush hour claims they are are 'outraged' by the way they were treated - but they aren't getting much sympathy. Akayed Ullah, 27, lived with his mother, sister and two brothers in Brooklyn. He built his homemade pipe bomb inside the residence. But hours after the failed attack, his family said it was...
  • Those Smarmy HATE HAS NO HOME HERE Signs

    12/10/2017 2:36:03 PM PST · by ml/nj · 119 replies
    Dec 10, 2017 | ML/NJ
    If you live near more than a few sanctimonious liberals you know these signs. They're sprouting up around me like the rats in Camus' Plague. First I saw just one, then a few, and now hundreds. Each one conveys the same message in English and f'n Arabic (ARABIC !!) that the people who put the signs out are such good people. I've thought about taking down the addresses where I see these sign and snail mailing each a letter politely expressing my thoughts about their respective signs. But so far I haven't been able to come up with suitable text....
  • The Disney Channel Is No Longer Safe For Our Kids

    12/08/2017 8:52:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Julie Gunlock
    As a mom of three young kids, I’m careful about what they’re exposed to on television, and I screen the shows they watch to confirm they reflect our family values of respect and courteousness. That’s why my kids are banned from watching the Disney Channel. The Disney Channel and its spin-off, Disney XD, are no longer “safe spaces” for kids. The kid characters on Disney’s shows are often mouthy and disrespectful to parents and authority figures (who are usually scripted as muddle-headed and embarrassingly square). Even many of the strange animated characters make crass and nasty comments. Shockingly, both my...