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  • How Did This ISIS Fighter Become A “Refugee” In California?

    08/18/2018 5:00:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The federal government, coordinating with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, is to be commended for nabbing Omar Ameen a couple of days ago. He was wanted in Iraq for participating in ISIS attacks and murdering an Iraqi police officer, so we can chalk one up for the good guys. But ever since the details were made public, people have been increasingly fixated on one question. How did this guy manage to make it to California and be granted refugee status in the first place? (CBS Sacramento) As federal authorities in Sacramento prepare to extradite Omar Ameen to his home country...
  • Former UN Sec. General Kofi Annan dies at 80

    08/18/2018 12:25:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/18
    Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan died on Saturday at age 80. Annan served as Secretary General between 1997 and 2006. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. In 2004, after archterrorist Yasser Arafat's death, Annan held a special meeting in the UN. The meeting included a "moment of silence." Responding to his death, Israel's Foreign Ministry called Annan one of the "pillars" of "multilateral diplomacy," and said he "devoted his life to achieving peace, reducing poverty, and fighting child morbidity." During his term, Annan opposed attempts to de-legitimize Israel, as well as attempts to deny the Holocaust....
  • United Nations: Peacekeeping could protect Gazans from Israel

    08/18/2018 12:17:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/18
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned Israel's "violence" towards Gaza and suggested an international peacekeeping force could protect Gazans in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. The peacekeeping force could be made of civilian observers, an armed military, or a police force. Guterres also proposed increasing humanitarian aid. His suggestions come after the submission of a 14-page report requested by the General Assembly in June response to a surge of violence in Gaza. On Friday night, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon emphasized that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership." "Instead of...
  • Murder by Government in Burma is the Definition of Genocide

    08/18/2018 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    The Rohingya people of Burma are being murdered, their women raped, and their homes destroyed by a Burmese military emboldened by an unconscionable diplomatic pass from the Obama Administration. Help has at once arrived, and been delayed, from unlikely sources. Providing aid to this persecuted Muslim ethnic minority is a Yazidi General and a former Iraqi soldier. Hesitating so far to designate one of the most blatant human atrocities of this century as genocide is the United States Department of State. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address this wholesale slaughter by the Burmese military junta soon, and...
  • US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

    08/17/2018 5:33:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 8/17/2018 | ap
    <p>The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict.</p> <p>The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that it would not spend some $230 million that had been planned for Syria programs and would instead shift that money to other areas.</p>
  • U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

    08/17/2018 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 17, 2018 7:10 PM | Michelle Nichols
    The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General António Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. The United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians and denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. The resolution asked for proposals to ensure “the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under...
  • 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

    08/17/2018 3:07:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/17/2018 | Victoria Bisset & Lyse Doucet
    Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people. They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq - sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam. Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother. A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name. She says it was Abu Humam - and he said he knew where she lived. Düzen Tekkal, an activist and the founder of...
  • Egypt identifies “terrorist cell” linked to failed church bombing

    08/17/2018 2:17:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 10:03 August 13, 2018
    The militant was wearing an explosive belt, and tried to mingle with worshippers gathered at the church Image Credit: Photo courtesy of Egyptian interior ministry Egypt's police arrests six people over involvement in failed attack on Qalyubiya's Mostorod Church Cairo: Egyptian security forces have arrested seven alleged militants suspected of involvement in a foiled church bombing outside Cairo on Saturday, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Ministry in a statement revealed the identity of the suicide bomber, and is said to have arrested six others involved in the case, including two women. The attacker has been identified as 29-year-old Omar...
  • Turkey’s Lira Currency Crumbles as Trump Turns the Screws After Erdogan Double-Cross

    08/13/2018 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 12,2018 | John J. Xenakis
    Trump met Erdogan at a Nato meeting early in June. Their discussions were very friendly, and after they ended, Trump thought they had made a deal: Trump would ask Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release a Turkish citizen, Ebru Ozkan, arrested because of alleged terrorist links to Hamas, and then Turkey would release pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in Turkey on October 2016 on charges of espionage, which the US considers are bogus charges. So on July 14, Trump called Netanyahu and requested that Ozkan be released, and she was released the next day. But Brunson was not...
  • Turkey is reportedly prepared to release the imprisoned US pastor...

    08/17/2018 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/17/18 | Ellen Cranley
    ....According to the Middle East Eye, officials in Ankara are willing to concede to US demands for the freedom of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical preacher accused of playing a role in the attempted coup there in 2016. Officials reportedly know Brunson's release is the first step to alleviating the diplomatic and economic crises sparked between the two countries, but are aiming....
  • ISRAEL’S LONG ARM REACHES PEDDLER OF DEATH: A clear and present danger is eliminated.

    08/17/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/16/2018 | Ari Lieberman
    The spasm of Hamas-provoked violence that gripped the Gaza Strip and parts of southern Israel last week has temporarily halted for the time being. According to credible reports, Israel informed Cairo that it would begin targeting Hamas leaders and commanders if Hamas failed to rein in its assorted thugs and gangsters. Hamas heeded the call, and for good reason. Over the years, Israel’s various security branches have developed a penchant for liquidating dangerous enemies who seek to inflict harm on the Jewish State. Hamas is keenly aware of this fact having recently lost two of its operatives – Mohammad Zawari and Fadi...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • Muslim Man Sentenced to Death for 'Honor Killings' in Texas

    08/16/2018 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 16, 2018 | 1:18 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    A Muslim man who immigrated from Jordan to the United States was found guilty of participating in an “honor killing” plot — including a plan to kill his own daughter for converting to Christianity — and was sentenced to death by a jury in Houston on Tuesday. Although the “honor killings” were to include five victims, the Muslim father, Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was also found guilty of murdering his daughter Nesreen’s new husband, Coty Beavers, 28, and her best friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, reported the Houston Chronicle. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan apparently was enraged over his daughter’s conversion from Islam to...
  • Turkish warplanes conduct strikes on Shingal: sources

    08/16/2018 7:21:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) News ^ | 20 hours ago | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    The incident occurs after a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Tuesday. ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish warplanes have conducted airstrikes in the Yezidi (Ezidi)-populated city of Shingal in northern Iraq; sources told Kurdistan 24 on Wednesday. According to the sources, there were some airstrikes to the west of Baraa village, located close to the border with Syria. Snip- In April 2017, Turkish airstrikes supposedly targeting the PKK-affiliated YBS killed five Peshmerga soldiers and wounded nine others, as well as causing extensive damage to the area, resulting in condemnation from...
  • Hamas using honeypots to target Israeli soldiers on Instagram

    08/16/2018 5:20:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 14, 2018 | Anna Ahronheim
    The IDF has uncovered another Hamas network posing as attractive young women on social networks in order to honeypot soldiers, this time on Instagram, in order to access as much information and intelligence on the army that they can. “This is a network in which the culture of sharing is paramount and where everything revolves around pictures and ‘see me,’” said Lt.-Col. A, the head of information security policies at the IDF’s Information Security Department. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. According to him, “Popularity and the need to follow back increases the risk” of soldiers...
  • Suspected ISIS member arrested in Sacramento County, allegedly committed ‘most heinous crimes’

    08/15/2018 8:08:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sam Stanton, Darrell Smith And Julia Sclafani
    Federal agents in Sacramento arrested a suspected ISIS member Wednesday on charges that he killed an Iraqi police officer in 2014 in the Rawah District of Al-Anbar province as fighters were taking over the town.
  • New Mexico Judge Accuses Prosecutors of Anti-Muslim Bias in Her Decision to Release Jihadists

    08/15/2018 2:27:08 PM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 15, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: New Mexico Judge Accuses Prosecutors of Anti-Muslim Bias in Her Decision to Release Dangerous Jihadists Running Islamic Terror Camp Muslim Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was arrested earlier this month at a terrorist compound in New Mexico. Wahhaj was training children to commit mass shootings at US schools. Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling.
  • Russia’s Gazprom begins construction of Turkey pipeline

    05/08/2017 10:22:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    KOM News ^ | 8 May 2017 | none stated
    Map of the planned Turkish Stream (Wikipedia). Russia’s Gazprom has begun constructing the first stage of the Turkish Stream pipeline that will run gas from southern Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey, Reuters reported on Sunday.Switzerland’s Allseas Group S.A has begun laying pipes on the Russian shore of Black Sea. The pipeline will when completed by the end of 2019 allow the state-owned Gazprom company to send gas direct to southern Europe through the Turkish Stream while bypassing Ukraine.The Turkish Stream intergovernmental agreement was signed in October 2016 after having been halted for almost a year following the shootdown...
  • London Terror Suspect Named as Sudanese Migrant Salih Khater(?)

    08/15/2018 7:38:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | oliver jj lane
    The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car attack on Tuesday has been named as Salih Khater by British newspapers. The event, in which 15 cyclists and pedestrians were reportedly struck before Khater’s silver Ford Focus hit the Palace of Westminster anti-terror barrier just before 07:40 BST, is being investigated by British counter-terror police. He has been arrested under the 2006 terrorism act. Apparently uncomfortable in identifying the terror suspect using the common nomenclature as an ‘immigrant’, government security minister Ben Wallace instead called Khater a “British citizen [who] came from another country originally” when he...
  • Sweden is Burning

    08/15/2018 5:41:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 15, 2018 | Joseph Klein
    Will Swedes finally wake up and deal with their immigration problem? Multiple Swedish localities were subjected to what appears to be coordinated arson attacks on Monday, as youths set fire to at least 100 cars in and around the city of Gothenburg, the city of Trollhättan further north, Falkenberg and in the capital city of Stockholm. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the attacks as "very organized, almost like a military operation." He said he was "really getting mad" and that "society must react in a tough manner." No kidding! This is nothing new. Five years ago, for example, Sweden experienced days of rioting,...