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  • Former National Guardsman accused of plotting attack to support ISIS (Muslim Immigrant)

    07/05/2016 7:54:41 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 5 at 2:33 PM | Rachel Weiner and Joe Heim
    Federal authorities said in the affidavit that in late March, Jalloh made his first contact with a source who was working with a now-deceased overseas co-conspirator who was a member of the Islamic State. The overseas co-conspirator encouraged the source to have an in-person meeting with Jalloh, the documents state, and when they did meet on April 9, the FBI was watching. At that meeting, Jalloh praised Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed five U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last year, the documents said. And Jalloh, at one point, suggested that someone known for organizing contests for cartoons of the...
  • FBI: People knew Chattanooga, TN July 16 shooter was radicalized, failed to alert authorities

    07/01/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by RetiredUSMC · 35 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/30/2016 | Shelly Bradbury
    The 24-year-old Muslim man who carried out the July 16 terrorist attack in Chattanooga was radicalized for at least a year before he opened fire on two military sites and killed five U.S. service members, an FBI agent told the Times Free Press today. The FBI believes people who knew Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report Abdulazeez to authorities, Special Agent Ed Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was radicalized online before he took a July 2014 trip to the Middle East to visit family and discussed committing jihad before he carried out the...
  • Chattanooga shooting a 'terror attack,' FBI Director James Comey says

    12/16/2015 10:02:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Fox/AP
    The semantic dance of whether or not to call the July mass shooting in Chattanooga a "terrorist" attack appears to be winding down. FBI Director James Comey twice called the deadly Chattanooga shooting that killed four Marines and one sailor a "terror attack" during a press conference with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday. Bratton and Comey spoke after addressing the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City. "We've investigated Chattanooga as a terror attack from the beginning," Comey said. "The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It's hard to entangle which particular source...there are lots of...
  • FBI: Motive in Chattanooga shooting may never be released

    12/05/2015 11:01:51 AM PST · by LSUfan · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 18 Nov 15 | Travis Loller
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The public may never know what motivated a 24-year-old Chattanooga man to kill four Marines and a sailor in an attack on Chattanooga's U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center last July. Investigators have said Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a homegrown violent extremist but have not offered more details about what motivated the attack that began at a military recruiting center and ended when Abdulazeez was shot to death by police who followed him to the reserve center. "We're still trying to make sure we understand Abdulazeez, his motivations and associations, in a really good way," FBI Director...
  • Homeland Security Cmte: ‘More U.S.-Based Jihadist Terror Cases in 2015 Than in Any Full...

    09/04/2015 5:50:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/4/15 | Michael W Chapman
    The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”The “Terror Threat Snapshot” also reported that the Islamic State “is fueling the Islamist terror” globally; that Islamist terrorists “are intent on killing law enforcement” officers and U.S. troops, as well as civilians; and that 25,000 fighters from 100 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.In...
  • Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at Chattanooga terrorist white chattanooga Lt Commander Timothy White and Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received...
  • Homeland Security Chief: We won’t call Chattanooga ‘Islamic terrorism’ out of respect for Muslims

    Why won’t the Obama administration call Fort Hood Islamic Terrorism? Why aren’t they calling Chattanooga Islamic Terrorism? Because it’s disrespect to Muslims and Islam is about peace: ARUTZ SHEVA – Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum in Washington, D.C. He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” – out of respect for the Muslim community. Johnson said it is “critical”...
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • Info about Chattanooga jihad murderer is disappearing from the Internet

    07/23/2015 6:51:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/23/15 | Robert Spencer
    “Abdulazeez did what jihadists are asked to do prior to execution of their attacks: delete important information that could provide insight into their networks.” And now his network is no doubt enjoying the spectacle as law enforcement officials and the mainstream media continue their quest to discover his motive. “Information about the Chattanooga Shooter is Disappearing from the Internet,” by Rita Katz, SITE Intel Group, July 23, 2015: A week after Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez’s attack, very little is known about his motives, path to radicalization, and network of affiliations. Immediately after the attack, Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters...
  • Chattanooga Shooter Abdulazeez Was 'Against Terrorism': Family Lawyer

    07/23/2015 11:00:49 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 90 replies
    NBC ^ | JUL 23 2015, 5:49 AM ET | by ALASTAIR JAMIESON and NADER SALMAN
    AMMAN, Jordan - The Chattanooga shootings that killed four Marines and a Navy sailor was "not an act of terrorism," a lawyer for the shooter's uncle said Thursday. Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez had downloaded audio recordings of Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-Yemeni cleric who was a recruiter for al Qaeda, according to law enforcement officials. But relatives in Jordan believe last week's gun attacks were not motivated by ideology or religion. The rampage ended when the 24-year-old was killed in a shootout with Tennessee police.
  • FBI chief: Islamic State group bigger threat than al-Qaida

    07/22/2015 9:18:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 10:07 PM EDT | Ken Dilanian
    The Islamic State group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the U.S. than an external attack by al-Qaida, the FBI director said Wednesday. FBI Director James Comey told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that the Islamic State group, which has proclaimed a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has influenced a significant but unknown number of Americans through a year-long campaign on social media urging Muslims who can’t travel to the Middle East to “kill where you are.” Twitter handles affiliated with the group have more than 21,000...
  • Navy officer, Marine reportedly returned fire at Chattanooga gunman

    07/22/2015 6:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 22, 2015
    Navy officer, Marine reportedly returned fire at Chattanooga gunman Published July 22, 2015FoxNews.com A Navy officer and one of the Marines murdered in last week's attack on a military center in Chattanooga fired their personal weapons at the gunman, according to a report published Wednesday. The Navy Times, citing multiple military officials familiar with internal reports on the tragedy, reported that Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the commanding officer at the Navy Operational Support Center, fired his sidearm at Mohammed Abdulazeez during Thursday's attack. The paper, citing a Navy official, also reported that one of the four Marines killed in the...
  • Chattanooga Attack Shows Tennessee Needs more Armed Defenders

    07/22/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    During the attack on the recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the attacker chose "gun free" or "disarmed victim zones" for his targets.  He did not enter the firs zone, he fired from outside of it.  He did not hit any innocents at this target, then went to a secondary target, also a disarmed victim zone, at the Navy Operations Support Center, a few miles away.  There he killed four marines, wounded another and a police officer before he was stopped. He fired at the first target for at least 20 - 30 seconds, perhaps as much as a minute,...
  • Chattanooga Marines Reportedly Sacrificed Themselves to Protect Innocents

    07/22/2015 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | July 22nd, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    According to reporting from The New York Times, some of the Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting were killed trying to draw the gunman’s fire away from another, larger group of innocent bystanders. “Some of the Marines who were shot to death last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., effectively sacrificed themselves to save the lives of others, diverting the gunman away from a larger group of potential victims, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation into the killings,” reports New York Times reporters Richard Pérez-Peña and Matt Apuzzo. “This could have been a lot worse,” they quote the...
  • DEPORT THE ABDULAZEEZ FAMILY

    07/22/2015 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/22/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before and after 9/11, the FBI took a hard look at Youssef Abdulazeez because he had apparently donated money to Hamas through a front group. He went on a watch list. He went off the watch list. The FBI forgot about him until his son, Mohammod Youssef Abdulazeez, went on a Jihadist killing spree in Chattanooga. Just like the Tsarnaev terrorists, the media is digging into the background of this dysfunctional Muslim family. We have learned that Youssef Abdulazeez liked to beat and rape his wife. He even wanted to get a second wife to rape and beat, as permitted...
  • Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage to be memorialized in Georgia

    07/21/2015 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/15 | Rich McKay
    Thousands of mourners are expected on Tuesday night at a memorial service for Marine Lance Cpl. Squire K. “Skip” Wells, one of the five U.S. servicemen slain last week in Tennessee. Wells, 21, a reservist, was the youngest victim of an attack being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. He is the first to be honored individually at a memorial service. Fresh out of boot camp, Wells was remembered as a marching band nerd, who had recently returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida with his mother Cathy Wells, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.
  • Investigators Uncover Chattanooga Shooter’s Alleged Link to Radical Islam

    07/21/2015 3:26:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 21, 2015 | by Jason Howerton
    Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez reportedly followed writings and downloaded recordings of infamous al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. An attorney also revealed on Tuesday that Abdulazeez’s uncle has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites. In 2014, Abdulazeez visited Jordan for several months. Al-Khateeb identified his client as Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali, the deceased shooter’s maternal uncle. A law enforcement official told NBC news that the uncle is believed to be “radical.”
  • Lawyer: Tennessee Shooter's Uncle Detained in Jordan

    07/21/2015 3:40:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 21, 2015 | By KARIN LAUB and ERIK SCHELZIG
    An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday. Al-Khateeb identified his client as Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali, a maternal uncle of the Chattanooga attacker, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. A Jordanian official said Tuesday that he is sure the uncle and "other relevant people" in Jordan were being questioned, but he would not elaborate and or confirm that the uncle was detained.
  • Florida gun store: We're a 'Muslim-free' zone after Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 3:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WDBO-TV ^ | July 21, 2015 | Laurel Lee and Joe Ruble
    IVERNESS, Fla. — A Florida gun store owner has announced that Muslims are now banned from his gun shop. Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, says that, effective immediately, his store is a “Muslim-free zone.” In a controversial video posted online, he speaks of the history of the Confederate flag and goes on to say, “Our leaders are telling you Islam is a peaceful religion full of tolerance and love and hope. Don’t believe their lies.” Hallinan stated that last week’s deadly shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the final straw for him....
  • Official: Chattanooga shooter researched martyrdom

    07/21/2015 7:48:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    KMBC.com ^ | 07/21/2015 | Shimon Prokupecz CNN
    (CNN) —Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez conducted Internet searches on martyrdom as recently as a day before his shooting rampage took the lives of five service members in Tennessee, according to a person briefed on the investigation. The FBI is seeking to interview anyone with whom Abdulazeez may have had contact in the 48 to 72 hours before Thursday's shootings, the official said. As the country mourns the deaths of the service members, investigators in both the United States and Jordan are trying to learn what prompted the attack. Abdulazeez first shot up a military recruiting center at a Chattanooga strip...