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  • YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

    01/17/2019 1:05:22 PM PST · by RandFan · 11 replies
    YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. Mr Robinson had broken the site's advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered "controversial issues and sensitive events". The decision means the channel, which has 270,000 subscribers, will not earn revenue when people watch the videos. Mr Robinson denied they contained any "hateful" content and said he was the victim of "continued censorship".
  • Georgia Man Planned To Attack The White House With A Rocket Launcher

    01/17/2019 11:59:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2019 | John Sexton
    Wednesday, the FBI arrested 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia on the grounds that he was planning an attack on the White House. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: On Aug. 25, 2018, Taheb allegedly put his vehicle up for sale to fund a trip. An FBI informant reached out to show interest and met with the suspect days later.Taheb allegedly said he planned to travel to “hijra,” a term said to refer to Islamic State territory.He also told the informant he wanted to attack the White House and Statue of Liberty in jihadist attacks, authorities said....
  • Man in Georgia wanted to attack the White House, federal officials say

    01/16/2019 3:16:04 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:55 PM ET, Wed January 16, 2019 | Hollie Silverman, CNN
    (CNN)Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested in connection with a plot to attack the White House and other federal buildings, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said Wednesday. Pak told reporters at a media briefing that Taheb planned to attack the White House and other locations using explosives that included a homemade explosive and an anti-tank rocket. Taheb was investigated after officials received a tip from the community Pak said. Chris Hacker, FBI special agent in charge of the Atlanta office, said the investigation took more than a year. Taheb was acting alone, he...
  • Border rancher: 'Weve found prayer rugs out here. Its unreal'....

    01/16/2019 8:29:15 PM PST · by caww · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/15/2019 | Anna Giaritelli
    A New Mexico rancher speaks with the Washington Examiner about migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally... "Theres a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico," the rancher said. "People, the general public, just dont get the terrorist threats of that. Thats whats really scary. You dont know whats coming across. Weve found prayer rugs out here. Its unreal. Its not just Mexican nationals that are coming across." The rancher, who lives with her family in a remote, southwestern part of the state, said the discoveries raise questions about how many people who illegally entered the U.S. in Hidalgo...
  • Tlaib and Omar Co-sponsor Bill to Recognize Muslim Holidays as Federal Holidays

    01/16/2019 6:48:47 PM PST · by bitt · 114 replies
    sorightithurts.com ^ | 1/12/2019 | mary parsons
    Freshman Congressmen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have wasted no time in shaking up the US House of Representatives. Early Friday morning, Omar and Tlaib introduced a bill adding Islamic holidays to the Federal calendar which has traditionally only recognized American holidays. Omar and Tlaibs bill would add Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan and the four-day-long celebration of Eid Al-Adha to the list of Federally recognized holidays, potentially granting reasons to banks, schools, and other businesses to remain closed for five additional days per year. Omar and Tlaib justified their work as making America more inclusive of its...
  • Lindsey Graham says Trump's Syria statements emboldened ISIS

    01/16/2019 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Zachary Cohen,
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he is concerned President Donald Trump's statements about Syria have emboldened ISIS and called on the President to rethink his decision to withdraw US troops from the country after the terror group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the city of Manbij. Graham, who was a harsh critic of Trump's plans to bring home US troops from Syria when the decision was announced last month, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr to weigh in on the attack. "My concern, by the statements made...
  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • Why are US troops in the Syrian city of Manbij?

    01/16/2019 12:59:07 PM PST · by McGruff · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | Luis Martinez
    The location of Wednesday's bomb blast that killed American service members -- the northern Syrian city of Manbij -- has proven vitally strategic for U.S. forces who have had a highly visible presence there for nearly two years. The Americans have conducted patrols in the city, in vehicles, and on foot, to act as a buffer between Turkey and the U.S.-led coalition's Kurdish partners, a group that's been critical to the fight against ISIS but which Ankara classifies as terrorists. Manbij has long had a historic population mix of Arabs, Kurds, and other minority groups and was part of a...
  • At Least Three U.S. Troops Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack in Syria

    01/16/2019 8:05:50 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2019
    The bombing comes a month after President Trump announced a rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria BEIRUTIslamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb blast Wednesday in a Syrian city under U.S.-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to U.S. officials, underscoring the threat the extremist group still poses as the Trump administration prepares to withdraw troops from the country. Local media and the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that allied fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces and a number of civilians were also among the dead and injured in the attack in the...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israels occupation of the state of Palestine, condemns terrorism in all its forms Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of the State of Palestine on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 a great responsibility. "I...
  • Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran?

    01/15/2019 11:38:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "Stop the ENDLESS WARS!" implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliation. The Wall Street Journal quoted one U.S....
  • American Among Those Killed As Explosions, Gunfire Rock Nairobi Hotel

    01/15/2019 5:14:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 20194:41 PM ET | Laurel Wamsley Francesca Paris
    A series of apparently coordinated attacks rocked a hotel complex in Kenya's capital on Tuesday. A U.S. citizen was among those killed. An explosion tore through a bank in the compound at about 3 p.m. local time, then a suicide bomb detonated in the lobby of the nearby DusitD2 hotel, before attackers entered the hotel, shooting. The U.S. State Department confirms that an American was killed but has not released his or her name. Authorities in Nairobi so far have released no official casualty numbers, but sources have told news wires that 15 bodies were taken to a mortuary. Cabinet...
  • Rahaf's Saudi Family Will Never, Ever Stop Coming After Her

    01/15/2019 4:44:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | Phyllis Chesler
    The Saudi teen remains in real and terrible danger because she has renounced Islam. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, a Saudi teenager, has just tried to save her own lifeand in so doing, has risked death for shaming her family and her country. Rahaf fled her family vacation in Kuwait, took a plane to Bangkok, barricaded herself in her hotel room at the airport and began posting about her plight on social media. She demandedpolitical asylum. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. In this case, the ammunition is digital and governmental. Via her smartphone, Rahaf claimed that she had renounced Islam...
  • Green Book writer called out for falsely claiming New Jersey Muslims cheered 9/11

    01/15/2019 10:33:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    EW ^ | January 9, 2019
    Nick Vallelonga, one of the writers and producers of the Golden Globe-winning dramedy Green Book, has deleted his Twitter account after coming under intense criticism for a 2015 tweet in which he repeated Donald Trumps thoroughly debunked claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Vallelongas tweet called Trumps falsehood 100% correct and claimed, Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news. Such claims have been definitively debunked by outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia Candy Flag Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

    01/15/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    observer.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | davis richardson
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabias flag from the World Trade Center campus. We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location, a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit. Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit Candy Nations depicts countries in the...
  • Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel in terrorist attack

    01/15/2019 6:13:52 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2019 | Max Bearak
    NAIROBI Explosions and gunfire rocked an upscale hotel in Kenyas capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground.
  • Meanwhile, Donald Trump Reshapes the World

    01/14/2019 2:39:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, another thing thats so frustrating to me about all this honestly, folks, is that Donald Trump has really made good on his promise to make America great again and then is in the process of reshaping the world. Do you realize? Have you heard the ChiComs have agreed to start importing rice from the United States? Now, stop and think about this for a second. Donald Trump sold ice to Eskimos. He has just made a deal where the ChiComs are gonna import rice from American farmers. The ChiComs on all of these arguments over tariffs are gonna...
  • Pompeo: Trump Admin Will Help Iranian People Take Control of Their Capital

    01/14/2019 3:35:46 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    Following meetings with top Saudi Arabian leaders in the country's capital on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that one of the Trump administration's top regional goals is to "make sure that the Iranian people get control of their capital," a shot across the bow to a ruling regime that has spent billions to beef up its foreign military and terrorist operations. Pompeo, speaking to reporters in Riyadh, said that the Trump administration's primary goal is to empower the Iranian people to rein in the ruling regime, which has spent a fortune on foreign wars and terror operations as...
  • Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

    01/14/2019 2:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country. Critics were quick to point out that Mr. Hamideh, a co-founder of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Awda, which means right of return, has...
  • Mika to US Enemies: Now's the 'Moment to Act!'

    01/14/2019 5:42:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski framed it as a "worry," but her statement can also be seen as giving advice [unintentionally, one would hope] to America's enemies, encouraging them to seize the current moment to act against us. On today's Morning Joe, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic imagined America's adversaries being confused by Trump's unpredictable behavior. [snip] MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I would take it a step further and worry we look weak, and that this is the moment that anybody with ill will has to act, or to get further than they have been able to get in the past, as it pertains to...