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  • Afghan refugees rescued and brought to US were racist and sexist towards those tasked with helping them, and turned their noses up at accommodation they were offered, State Department report says

    04/09/2023 6:48:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 9, 2023 | James Gordon
    Afghan refugees who were rescued and brought back to the US have been accused of being racist and sexist towards those helping them, a bombshell report has found. Some of them are said to have launched verbal abuse at staff and even turned their noses up at accommodation they were given. The claims emerged in a State Department report that looked at the resettlement of around 73,000 Afghan evacuees brought in last year and in 2021. It found agencies were battered by an influx of challenges including the speed of arrivals, the pandemic as well as housing, staffing and cultural...
  • Iran installs cameras to find women not wearing hijab

    04/08/2023 10:40:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    bbc ^ | 04/08/2023
    Identified women will receive a text about the consequences of not covering their hair with a hijab, police said. This would help prevent "resistance against the hijab law", police said. Protests were sparked last year by the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish woman arrested for allegedly violating the hijab rule. Since Ms Amini's death a growing number of women have been discarding their veils, particularly in larger cities, despite the risk of arrest. A police statement published by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency said the system used so-called "smart" cameras and other tools to...
  • UK Home Secretary says authorities have to share blame for "wilful turning of the blind eye" to Grooming gangs from Pakistani communities

    04/03/2023 6:41:30 AM PDT · by RandFan · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 3 | @PippaCrerar
    @PippaCrerar Suella Braverman says authorities have to share blame for "wilful turning of the blind eye" to grooming gangs from Pakistani communities. "Some of these councils in Labour (left-wing) areas over a period of years absolutely failed to take action because of cultural sensitivities". Braverman suggested British Pakistani men held cultural values “totally at odds” with British values and regarded women in a “demeaning and illegitimate way” while behaving in an “outdated and frankly heinous” way.
  • Controversial member of woke Virginia school board slams Battle of Iwo Jima as 'evil': Previously moaned that moment of silence for 9/11 attacks 'caused harm'

    02/26/2023 6:05:07 PM PST · by fruser1 · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/2023 | Alex Hammer
    The comments were made Thursday by Fairfax County board member Abrar Omeish, 28, in reference to the Day of Remembrance, a day of observance for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The holiday occurs on the same calendar day as the first US landings on the island of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Her father is also a member of the Board of Directors of a Fairfax mosque where three of the 9/11 hijackers had prayed before carrying out the heinous attacks. 'Just a few days ago was Japanese Day of Remembrance,' Omeish said Thursday, during...
  • Facebook: Where Jihadist Hate Thrives

    02/24/2023 3:17:21 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2023 | Raymond Ibrahim
    More evidence on how social media works to promote Islamic radicalization — while suppressing its victims ... Facebook created over 100 pages for ISIS (Islamic State), as well as pages for other terror organizations, including the group behind the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., Al-Qaeda. ... Facebook has failed to catch Islamic State group and al-Shabab extremist content in posts aimed at East Africa as the region remains under threat from violent attacks. ... [Facebook] repeatedly failed to act on sensitive content including hate speech in many places around the world. Posts calling for violence and murder "in languages including...
  • Jerusalem death toll rises: 8-year-old hit in ramming attack dies

    02/11/2023 11:41:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/2/23 | Gary Willig
    Asher Menachem Paley, the eight-year-old boy who was seriously injured in yesterday's terrorist ramming attack in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, succumbed to his injuries on Shabbat, Shaare Zedek Medical Center announced. Shaare Zedek reported that the child was brought to the hospital in critical condition while undergoing CPR. Teams from the trauma unit fought for hours to save his life, but were ultimately unsuccessful. Asher's six-year-old brother Yaakov Yisrael was also killed in the attack and was laid to rest yesterday before the start of Shabbat. The boys' father was moderately injured, and their ten-year-old brother was lightly injured...
  • Suicide bomber targets police in Pakistan mosque attack, dozens killed

    01/30/2023 12:08:05 PM PST · by csvset · 17 replies
    France24 ^ | 30 Jan 2023 | Staff
    The bombing drew nationwide condemnation from Pakistani opposition political parties and government officials. Ghulam Ali, the provincial governor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Peshawar is the capital, said there were fears the death toll could rise even further. Most of the casualties were policemen and police officers – the targeted mosque is located within a sprawling compound, which also serves as the city's police headquarters. Police said between 300 to 350 worshipers were inside the mosque when the bomber detonated his explosives. Sarbakaf Mohmand, a commander for the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter. The main spokesman for...
  • Fire in Armenian Catholic Church in Istanbul Kills Two People, Reports of Explosion Before Fire

    01/29/2023 6:21:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Syriac Press ^ | 1/25/23
    ISTANBUL — Yesterday, a fire broke out in the Armenian Catholic church in the Karaköy neighborhood of the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Gazete Sabro reports. The cause of the fire is still unknown but investigations are underway. The fire in the Surp Prgich Church killed two people, a 75-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman, and injured six others, whose health condition is still unknown. Rescue teams managed to get out several other people who were stuck in the burning church building. After four hours, firefighters were able to put out the fire. In a statement on his official Twitter page,...
  • Jihadist Attack in Algeciras [Spain]: a Moroccan Assassinates a Sacristan and Leaves Four Others Injured

    01/29/2023 6:28:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    InfoVaticana ^ | 1/26/23
    On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 25, a jihadist killed a sacristan and seriously injured a priest in an attack against several churches in Algeciras, in Cádiz. The information that has been published so far reveals that the sacristan of the Church of La Palma, Diego Valencia, who died on the spot, and the priest Antonio Rodríguez, parish priest of the Church of San Isidro in Algeciras (Cádiz) – were in the vicinity of the Plaza Alta, which separates the two temples by about 300 meters, when they have been attacked by a 25-year-old North African man whom they have...
  • Watch: Palestinians Celebrate Deadly Terror Attack With Candy, Fireworks, 'Allahu Akbar'

    01/29/2023 4:45:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2023 | Deborah Brand
    Palestinian cities in the West Bank and Gaza erupted with rejoicing with cries of “Allahu Akbar,” gunfire and fireworks in celebration of a deadly terror attack in Jerusalem that killed seven people and wounded several others.The Palestinian terrorist, identified as Alqam Khayri, a 21-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem, opened fire on a group of Israeli worshipers as they were leaving a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov.It was the deadliest Palestinian terror attack on Israelis since 2008.Videos posted to social media showed hundreds of Palestinians in at least 7 different cities marching and chanting in the streets, honking...
  • 39 Catholic Priests Killed, 30 Abducted in 2022 [Nigeria]

    01/27/2023 6:43:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | 1/24/23 | Elizabeth Uwandu
    No fewer than 39 Catholic priests were killed by gunmen in 2022, while 30 others were abducted. A report by SB Morgen Intelligence, SBM, which disclosed this, yesterday, also said 145 attacks on Catholic priests were recorded in the year under review. SBM Intelligence, a research organisation, compiles and analyses data about happenings in the country. According to the report, the North-Central was the worst hit with 12 killings, while the North-West recorded nine deaths. Similarly, it said the south-east and south-south recorded five deaths each, while the north-east and north-west had four deaths each. The report said of the...
  • Dead after machete attack in churches (Spain)

    01/25/2023 3:41:20 PM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    Tagesschau German TV News ^ | 1/25/2023 | Tagesschau
    In an attack with a machete in southern Spain, one person has been killed-several people were injured. The perpetrator is said to have attacked people in at least two churches... The public prosecutors office had initiated a preliminary investigation on suspicion of terrorism wrote the newspaper "El Pais". The suspect was a 25-year-old Moroccan. According to eyewitnesses, the man had entered the Church of San Isidro with the cry "for Allah"...
  • New Jersey Army Vet Falls In Love with Jihadi. It Was An Explosive Affair.

    01/25/2023 12:38:01 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 25, 2023 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Life often takes us in unexpected directions, but Maria Sue Bell’s life has been more rollicking and full of surprises than most. Back in 1984 and 1985, Bell served in the Army National Guard and was on Army Active Duty until Jan. 31, 1986. In a warning sign of what was to come, the criminal complaint against Bell says that she “received an Other Than Honorable (OTH) Discharge deemed Good for Service in lieu of a Court Martial,” although the reason for this has not been disclosed and has now been overshadowed by far more serious misconduct: Bell was sentenced...
  • Priest Describes ‘Horrifying’ New Attack on Catholics in Nigeria that Leaves at Least 11 Dead

    01/22/2023 7:04:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/20/23 | Jude Atemanki
    Makurdi, Nigeria, Jan 20, 2023 / 18:15 pm At least 11 people, most of them Catholics, were killed Jan. 19 when alleged Fulani herdsmen attacked a village near a refugee camp in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese, a diocesan official has reported. In an interview with ACI Africa, CNA’s sister news partner, Father Moses Aondover Iorapuu, the diocese’s vicar general, recounted the “horrifying” persecution that Catholics were subjected to during the attack. “The images of the attack are horrifying, and I keep saying that not even ISIS is capable of such brutality,” he said. “After killing, these guys decapitated some and took...
  • Islamic State Bombs Church Service in Congo

    01/17/2023 6:05:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/16/23 | Courtney Mares
    Rome Newsroom, Jan 16, 2023 / 03:00 am (CNA). The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Protestant church service on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 10 people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the terrorist attack on a church in the eastern Congolese town of Kasindi on the border with Uganda on Jan. 15, according to The Associated Press. Congolese government officials linked the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces, an armed group in eastern Congo that is an affiliate of the Islamic State. “The attackers used an...
  • Suspect in Times Square New Year’s Eve attack on NYPD officers just another kid in Maine until his embrace of radical Islam

    01/08/2023 6:52:49 AM PST · by Salman · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 07, 2023 | Emma Seiwell and Larry McShane
    In his sleepy Maine hometown, teen-aged Trevor Bickford was just one of the guys. The Wells High School student won an honorable mention two years ago for his entry in the state’s Scholastic Arts Awards, cited for his submission in the jewelry category. He played on the town football team, winners of the 2018 state title, and spent summers as a groundskeeper at the local golf course in what locals called “The Friendliest Town in Maine.” “He was chill,” recalled an old friend who worked alongside the accused terrorist at the Old Marsh Country Club. “He was always just quiet...
  • Alleged Islamic extremist who attacked NYPD cops with machete near Times Square identified

    01/01/2023 8:45:20 AM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies ^ | January 1, 2023 | Joe Marino, Larry Celona and Tina Moore
    The alleged Islamic extremist who attacked multiple NYPD officers with a machete near the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square has been identified as 19-year-old Trevor Bickford, multiple law enforcement sources said Sunday. The cops were working the New Year’s Eve detail in Times Square when two of them were struck in the head with a large knife in what police are investigating as a possible targeted attack around 10 p.m., the sources said. One of the cops, who is assigned to the Police Academy, suffered a laceration to the head. A Staten Island officer suffered blunt force...
  • Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from working for NGOs

    12/24/2022 10:10:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Women's freedoms have been further curtailed in Afghanistan, after the Taliban barred them from working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The Islamist rulers said female NGO employees had been breaking Sharia law by failing to wear the hijab. It comes days after female students were banned from universities - the latest restriction on their education since the Taliban regained power. Women prevented from going to work told the BBC of their fear and helplessness. One said she was the main earner in her household, and asked: "If I cannot go to my job, who can support my family?" Another breadwinner insisted...
  • Gaza conservatives win battle to cancel girls’ football match

    12/06/2022 1:06:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Religious conservatives have forced the cancelation of a football match for young girls in the Gaza Strip, describing it as an attempt to “replace the hijab with shorts.” The pressure led to the cancelation of the match for girls aged nine to 12 from the Rafah Services Club and the Rafah Youth Club, which was scheduled for Thursday. Scholars and clerics criticized the match, calling it a “moral disgrace.” Hani Abu Kush, a board member of the Rafah Services Club, said it wanted to hold the match as part of a sporting project. “This is a project that started several...
  • U.S. Ambassador Under Fire for Wearing Hijab at Lebanon’s Request

    12/02/2022 9:09:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 1, 2022 | Adam Kredo •
    The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon is facing criticism within the State Department for wearing a hijab earlier this month during meetings with pro-Hezbollah officials at a time when Iranian protesters are rallying against such draconian religious displays. Dorothy Shea, who has served as the top U.S. diplomat in Lebanon since 2020, was recently pictured in regional media outlets meeting with Lebanon’s Higher Shiite Islamic Council, a religious body that experts view as allied with Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terror group that wages outsized political influence in Lebanon. One senior diplomatic source told the Washington Free Beacon the gesture undermines U.S. efforts...