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  • 3 US Navy sailors killed in the Pensacola Navy base saved lives when they ran toward gunman, officials say

    12/08/2019 3:55:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nicole Chavez
    Investigators have been trying to determine what motivated a gunman who opened fire in a classroom building on Friday at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. He used a handgun and was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him. The shooter was identified by the FBI as Mohammed Alshamrani -- a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian air force. He was a student naval flight officer, according to an FBI spokesperson. The shooter does not appear to have ties to terrorist groups, two sources told CNN. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told CNN's Erin Burnett that the FBI had...
  • FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant

    12/07/2019 7:53:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 07 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    The FBI on Saturday night officially identified the suspect in a Friday shooting at a naval air base in Florida as a Saudi Royal Air Force second lieutenant. The FBI's Jacksonville branch told The Hill in an email that the shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani, 21. The organization described him as a "2nd LT in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command." The FBI is not currently aware of any additional threats to Pensacola. Three people and the shooter were killed and several additional people were injured in a shooting Friday...
  • Attacker At Florida Military Base Was Member Of Saudi Military, ‘Was An Act Of Terrorism,’ Congressman

    12/07/2019 12:36:53 PM PST · by · 31 replies ^ | December 6th, 2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said on Friday that the individual who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola was a member of the Saudi military and that the attack "was an act of terrorism." The foreign national attacker killed at least three people and injured several others who were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. Gaetz responded to the attack by calling for "extreme vetting" of those who are allowed into the United States and who train at U.S. military bases. "Major news organizations are now reporting the information that we began to learn earlier this morning that it...
  • Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

    12/07/2019 12:05:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 12 07 2019 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. One of the three students who attended the dinner party videotaped outside the building while the shooting was taking place at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, said the U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said. The official said 10...
  • Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the US for the first time

    12/07/2019 6:19:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies ^ | Dec. 6, 2019 | Harmeet Kaur
    (CNN)For the first time, Muhammad is one of the top 10 most popular baby names for boys in the United States, according to data from the parenting website BabyCenter. Muhammad ranks at No. 10, up four spots from last year. The name has been climbing steadily on BabyCenter's rankings over the years and first entered the top 100 in 2013. "Muslim families often choose Muhammad for firstborn sons to honor the prophet and bring blessings to the child," Linda Murray, BabyCenter's global editor in chief, said in a news release. "The name also has multiple spellings, and that helps a...
  • Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack by countryman who killed three and wounded eight before being shot dead - as FBI probes terror link

    12/06/2019 6:01:38 PM PST · by 10mm · 198 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Friday, Dec 6th 2019 | Andrew Court and Snejana Farberov
    * Shooting took place on base early Friday morning, sparking a lockdown. * Sources identified the suspected gunman as Saudi Air Force aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. * As of Friday evening, six Saudi nationals have been detained for questioning.* It's reported that three of them filmed the shooting as it happened. * Rep Matt Gaetz, a Republican representing Pensacola, called the shooting 'an act of terrorism'. * President Trump tweeted that King Salman told him 'the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter...'. * Three other people were shot and killed during incident inside...
  • Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani tweeted this message early today before his attack began

    12/06/2019 6:02:47 PM PST · by rxsid · 68 replies
    Saudi killer tweeted message before attack… Posted by Kane on December 6, 2019 8:33 pm"“O American people – I’m not against you for being American, I don’t hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting, funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but against humanity. What I see from America is the supporting of Israel which is invasion of Muslim countrie (sic), I see invasion of many countries by its troops, I see Guantanamo Bay. I see cruise missiles, cluster bombs and UAV.”"Full story:
  • Watch: Ilhan Omar Leads Catholic Church in Muslim Prayer

    12/04/2019 7:24:37 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    BIN ^ | 12/3/19 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    lhan Omar recently posted a bizarre video of herself reciting a Muslim prayer in front of the altar of a Catholic Church. Over 20 congressmen attended the event, as did a Muslim interfaith leader…who also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. On Thanksgiving, Ilhan Omar posted a video on Twitter with a video of her rat the pulpit in a Catholic church. In the video, Omar is reciting a Muslim prayer. The video, recorded last January when Omar first took office, was at an “interfaith service” at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in the Washington D.C. area. Omar posted...
  • The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia

    12/06/2019 10:05:26 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 182 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 12/06/2019 | ABC7
    UPDATE 11:50 a.m. The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press is reporting. The AP is reporting that authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.
  • San Bernardino terror attack: Community marks somber 4-year anniversary

    12/06/2019 6:18:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    KABC ^ | 12/02/2019
    Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik used semi-automatic rifles to gun down more than a dozen people at a Christmas party for San Bernardino County employees on Dec. 2, 2015, prosecutors say. Police later confronted and killed the two attackers. Enrique Marquez - a former neighbor and friend of Farook - allegedly bought the two rifles for Farook in 2011 and 2012, and the two planned to launch bomb and shooting attacks at Riverside City College, where they attended classes, and a notoriously gridlocked section of highway without exits. The two never carried out those plans.
  • 4 Muslim Men Kidnap, Rob, Beat Christian Preacher in Norway, Demand He Convert to Islam or Die (Norway!)

    12/05/2019 8:42:28 AM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    CBN News ^ | 12/05/19 | Steve Warren
    Four Muslim men attacked a street preacher after they lured him away while he was preaching and praying for the sick on a street in Trondheim, Norway last week. According to the website Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, Roar Fløttum was approached by the men when one of them asked him to come with them to pray for a friend who had injured his foot. Instead, they took him to a nearby backyard where the men allegedly pushed him down a cellar staircase, beat him, robbed him and threatened to kill him if he did not...
  • Don’t Believe in the Planned Islamic Takeover of America? Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the U.S. for first time

    12/05/2019 8:31:06 AM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    DCDirtyLaundry ^ | 12/05/2019 | Dean Garrison
    If you don’t believe people like myself who constantly talk about how Muslims are not here to assimilate, but rather dominate, maybe you will start to take our argument a little more seriously in time. Here’s some good or bad news, depending on how you feel about the matter … Muhammad just made the list, for the first time, of popular baby names in the United States.
  • The Folly of Islamic Apologetics

    12/05/2019 7:06:09 AM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/5/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore some of the problems with dawah, and why Muslims are so poorly equipped at defending their religion and its alleged prophet. I also explain why memorizing long passages of the Koran is a fruitless endeavor.
  • Maryland school district officials adopt calendar that gives off Muslim holiday

    12/04/2019 6:04:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 04 2019 | Marina Pitofsky
    Elected officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, which lies just outside of Washington, D.C., voted Tuesday to give students a day off on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The change will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, designating May 13 as a teacher professional day so students can celebrate the holiday, the Washington Post reported. College Board, the organization that facilitates testing for Advanced Placement classes, said tests planned for May 13 will be given a second time for Montgomery County students on May 18. Muslim parents and students pressed for the day off at a recent school...
  • Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, charged with stealing more than $500,000 from her own charity, will resign

    12/04/2019 2:27:42 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 89 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 12/04/2019 | Justine McDaniel and Angela Couloumbis,
    State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a West Philadelphia Democrat who took office after a March special election, will resign after being charged with perjury, theft, tampering with public records, and related crimes Wednesday. Johnson-Harrell used her nonprofit to enrich herself, ---SNIP--- Johnson-Harrell, 53, was the first Muslim woman to serve in the Pennsylvania state legislature. Reducing gun violence has been her top issue as a lawmaker. Her father, brother, and 18-year-old son were all killed by gun violence. She was elected to represent the 190th Legislative District in West Philadelphia after Vanessa Lowery Brown was convicted of bribery
  • ‘He Showed Us Life’: Japanese Doctor Who Brought Water to Afghans Is Killed

    12/04/2019 10:40:16 AM PST · by karpov · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2019 | Zabihullah Ghazi, Mujib Mashal and Fahim Abed
    ... Dr. Tetsu Nakamura left his home in Japan in the 1980s to treat leprosy patients in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He later found, however, that severe drought was killing more people than his clinics could save. So he discovered a new calling: irrigation. In the 2000s, adapting old Japanese techniques that required little technology, he helped villagers displaced by drought build a network of canals that has transformed an area of nearly a million residents. “A doctor treats patients one by one, but this helps a whole village,” Dr. Nakamura had said. “I love seeing a village that’s been brought...
  • US court sentences Hezbollah operative to 40 years in jail

    12/03/2019 7:28:40 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2019 | AFP
    New York (AFP) – An American of Lebanese descent was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for buying weapons and plotting attacks on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty in May of gathering intelligence on potential attack targets, including New York’s JFK International Airport and a federal building in Manhattan. A federal court in America’s financial capital convicted him of eight allegations including conspiracy to use weapons in a violent crime. Born in Lebanon but naturalized by the United States in 2009, Kourani attended several Hezbollah training camps in his country...
  • Trump, Macron hold tense meeting: 'Would you like some nice ISIS fighters? I can give them to you'

    12/03/2019 8:29:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Morgan Chalfant and Brett Samuels
    President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron held a tense meeting Tuesday on the sidelines of a NATO summit, with Trump at one point telling the French leader he could send him some "ISIS fighters" if he wanted them. “Would you like some nice ISIS fighters? I can give them to you,” Trump said with a slight smile at the meeting, which was carried live on cable news. “You can take every one you want.” “Let’s be serious,” Macron replied sternly, reasoning that most ISIS fighters came from Syria, Iraq and Iran and disputing Trump’s common refrain that the terrorist...
  • Don’t Let Russia Dominate Libya A Kremlin-backed strongman in Tripoli would be a disaster for U.S. interests.

    12/03/2019 2:17:58 AM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 2, 2019 | Emily Estelle
    American interests are under attack in Libya, whether we realize it or not. Adversaries and allies alike are attempting to install a dictator. In doing so, they’re undermining U.S. credibility and challenging American leadership of the international order. Hundreds—maybe thousands—of Russian mercenaries joined the battle for Tripoli, Libya’s capital, this fall, fighting alongside aspiring strongman Khalifa Haftar. Russia’s primary interest isn’t Libya, but the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. President Vladimir Putin interpreted
  • Unlearning Together

    12/02/2019 12:11:06 PM PST · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 2, 2020 | Mark Steyn
    The attack on London Bridge - no, not the 2017 attack, the new one - broke just as I was heading off to guest-host Tucker's show at Fox News. There is a small and rather sad "Christmas market" of pop-up stalls at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 44th Street - surrounded, of course, by large concrete blocks placed there in case any radicalized SUV or extremist mid-size rental car were minded to drive up on the sidewalk and mow down shoppers. In more sophisticated societies such as Angela Merkel's Germany, the so-called "Merkel Lego" barricading Christmas fairs is painted...