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  • Trump calls for mass deportations. This Indian state is already weeding out undocumented Muslims.

    11/27/2016 8:55:18 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    HATIMURIA, India -- Eight years ago, a dozen families showed up at this quiet farming village, saying floodwaters had washed away their homes. They spoke with a different accent, and the villagers wondered if they might be illegal Muslim immigrants who had crossed the porous border from neighboring Bangladesh. Illegal immigration has been a contentious,issue in this northeastern state of Assam for more than three decades. Yet "we pitied them and gave them refuge," said Lavanya Bisaya, the 56-year-old mother of the village headman. But as the newcomers' numbers swelled to 200 families, tensions began to mount, until finally villagers...
  • Why have we never heard the name Jeanne Assam mentioned in the past few days? On any channel?

    06/20/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
  • Colorado Springs vs. Charleston: The Church Massacre That Ended Differently

    06/19/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 6/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a missionary school in a Denver suburb had shot and killed two staffers there. Now he was spraying New Life's parking lot with gunfire and pushing through the doors to the sanctuary.
  • Islamic violence in Assam, India

    07/25/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    July 20, 2012: Muslim settlers' murder of 4 indigenous Bodo youths in Assam, India sparks "ethnic" clashes, 35 die, thousands flee.India: Ethnic Clashes in Assam Global Voices Online Posted 25 July 2012 0:01 GMT Fighting between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam killed at least 32 people and wounded many more. The trouble started on the night of Friday 20 July, 2012, when unidentified men killed four youths in Kokrajhar district, which is dominated by Bodos. In retaliation, armed Bodos attacked Muslims and burnt their villages, suspecting them to be behind the killings. According to...
  • NOREEN: New Life's hero comes out — heroically(CO)

    03/01/2011 3:44:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 24 February, 2011 | BARRY NOREEN
    Thanks for saving our lives, but please leave now, because we don’t like what you stand for. That is the message Jeanne Assam says she received last year when she informed the powers-that-be at New Life Church that she is gay. It was Assam, you’ll remember, who was widely hailed as a hero for ending a murderous rampage at New Life Dec. 9, 2007. On that morning, 24-year-old Matthew Murray shot and killed two New Life parishioners after having murdered two others the night before at a training center for Christian missionaries in Arvada. Heavily armed, Murray would have killed...
  • New Life Church hero says she was asked to leave because she's gay

    02/28/2011 9:26:48 AM PST · by ironwill · 247 replies · 2+ views
    FOX 31 KDVR - DENVER ^ | 2011.02.28 at 06:53 AM MST | by Web Staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS - The security guard who saved lives by shooting a gunman at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs has apparently been asked to leave. In December 2007, Jeanne Assam - working as a volunteer security guard - shot Matthew Murray after he killed two people outside the church. He killed two others the night before at a training center for Christian missionaries in Arvada. Assam was honored for her quick action. Murray likely would’ve killed more people at the church if she had not shot him repeatedly then pinned him down. Assam says last year when she...
  • New Life Security Guard Speaks to Local Group About Shooting (CO)

    07/11/2009 5:39:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1,002+ views
    kktv ^ | 11 July, 2009 | McKenzie Martin
    When a gunman went on a spree at New Life Church back in December of 2007, security guard Jeanne Assam stepped in and took down the shooter before he could take any more church members' lives. Assam has only spoken a few times in public about what happened that day. Thursday night she told her story to members of the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition. She says a lot of what happened that day hasn't been told. She says she actually wasn’t even supposed to be working on that Sunday as a security guard at New Life. She planned to take...
  • India’s Assam State Reels under New Year’s Terrorist Offensive

    01/15/2009 4:11:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 175+ views
    Publication: Terrorism Focus Volume: 6 Issue: 1 ^ | January 15, 2009 05:35 PM | Animesh Roul
    India’s northeastern state of Assam has endured a series of terrorist incidents, including bomb blasts, attacks on trains, and a fierce gun fight between security forces and terrorists, all within the first ten days of the New Year. On January 1, terrorists suspected of belonging to the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) triggered serial explosions targeting busy market places like the Birubari, Bhootnath, and Bhangagarh areas in Guwahati city, killing five persons and injuring over 50 others (Assam Tribune, January 2). The state police suspected the involvement of ULFA’s 709 Battalion in the serial blasts, though the group...
  • A year after she defended her fellow church members, CHL-holder Jeanne Assam reflects

    12/20/2008 7:24:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1,303+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 19 December, 2008 | cbaus
    The Associated Press is reporting that after a year of accolades that followed her shooting of a gunman who killed two teenage sisters at her church, concealed handgun license-holder Jeanne Assam remains "low key" and says she thinks of the family of gunman Matthew Murray. From the story: “He didn’t start off to be mixed up and confused. He started off to be a good person but he went down a wrong path,” Assam said during a news conference after a church service Sunday. A former police officer, Assam said that now she is hoping to join the Colorado Springs...
  • India Hit Again:Bomb Blast Attack on Train

    12/01/2008 10:43:58 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 25 replies · 1,041+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Dec. 1st 2008 | Christopher Logan
    Just days after the major Islamic terrorist attacks in India that killed 172 people and injured 239 more, another attack has occurred. Mark my words, if we do not end all Muslim immigration eventually we will be hit by these constant attacks also.
  • Colorado Heroine May Have Been Legally Prevented from Using Beretta as Security Guard

    12/16/2007 10:43:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 222 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vanity | 16 December, 2007 | Marktwain
    Jeanne Assam, the heroine of the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, would likely have been unable to carry the Beretta that she stopped the shooting with if she had been a licensed security guard. An AP article published on 12 December noted that licensed security guards in Colorado Springs are restricted to the use of revolvers. As Jeanne Assam was a volunteer parishioner who was performing security guard duties because the church did not want to hire “mercenaries”, she was almost certainly not affected by the regulations, which only apply to government regulated security guards. Fortunately, her lack...
  • Colo. heroine wins 'Gun Saint' medal

    12/16/2007 6:14:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies · 140+ views
    UPI ^ | December 14, 2007
    The St. Gabriel Possenti Society awarded Jeanne Assam of New Life Church in Colorado Springs its Medal and Certificate of Honor, Society Founder/Chairman John M. Snyder announced in Arlington, Va., Friday. Assam, a former policewoman volunteering as a security guard, fired her weapon to stop a crazed anti-Christian gunman bent on mass murder after he killed two innocent worshippers, Christian Newswire reported Friday. According to news reports, Assam, armed with a handgun for which she has a concealed carry permit, faced down the murderer armed with two semiautomatic handguns and two semiautomatic rifles and carrying 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Snyder...
  • Shooter's Family Meets Relatives Of Arvada Victims

    12/16/2007 6:50:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies · 375+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 12 December, 2007 | George Merritt
    DENVER (AP) ― ...... Colorado Springs police on Wednesday said Murray had an assault rifle, a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun when he entered the church. Investigators found an AK-47 assault rifle in his car and a .22-caliber handgun at his home. Murray purchased the weapons between Nov. 17 and Sept. 11, four in the Denver area and one in Colorado Springs, police spokesman Skip Arms said. Arms said 26 rounds had been fired from the Bushmaster assault rifle Murray had with him and one round from the Springfield 9mm. Arms said Jeanne Assam, the volunteer security...
  • Church Massacre Spurs Calls For Effective Gun Control

    12/14/2007 1:09:55 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 85 replies · 851+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | 12-14-2007 | Rand Simberg
    December 14th, 2007 COLORADO SPRINGS (APUPI) As a mass memorial service was held today for the seventy-three victims of the massacre at the New Life Church, one of the largest such grim tolls in the nations' history, gun-control advocates pointed out the continuing folly of allowing civilians access to pistols and assault weapons. "This never would have happened had Matthew Murray not been able to get his hands on those weapons, " said Sarah Brady, head of Handgun Control, Incorporated. "He had two handguns, an assault rifle, and a thousand rounds of ammunition. Seventy-three people are dead now, because the...
  • Colorado hero shows gun law must change

    12/13/2007 6:45:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegram DAILY (MI) ^ | December 12, 2007 | MASTHEAD EDITORIAL
    At issue: A woman using a handgun to stop a killer in a “soft target,” a church. Our view: The case shows why Michigan school staff need an option for training and concealed carry, not “gun-free zones.” Another month has brought more shooting sprees in what commonly are “gun-free zones.” Four died in two separate shootings Sunday in Colorado. Eight were murdered last Wednesday in an Omaha, Neb., shopping mall. Seven students were slain recently in Finland. That followed a Cleveland school shooting in October. Only in the latest attack did an adult have a right to a gun to...
  • Hero Praises God for Steady Hand

    12/13/2007 11:52:02 AM PST · by Screaming_Gerbil · 26 replies · 259+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2007
    Jeanne Assam was in the middle of a religious fast and in the middle of the church lobby when she shot a 24-year-old gunman who had already killed four people at two religious sites and was bent on killing more Christians. Church's 'Hero' Security GuardInvestigators have announced this afternoon that Assam's bullets struck gunman Matthew Murray, identified late Monday as the man responsible for both Sunday shootings in Colorado, several times but that ultimately he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the El Paso County Coroner's Office announced today. Regardless, officials have credited Assam for calmly and coolly stopping the...
  • Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

    12/13/2007 5:49:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 485+ views ^ | December 13, 2007 | Cal Thomas
    I have been waiting for this to happen. For years we have witnessed the carnage when innocents were mowed down at schools, colleges, shopping malls and post offices. The unarmed (disarmed?) were easy targets for crazed gunmen armed with grievances, weapons and ammunition. Now someone has shot back, probably saving many lives. All of the gun-control laws that have been passed and are still being contemplated could not have had the affect of one armed, trained and law-abiding citizen on the scene like 42-year-old Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. The gunman,...
  • Praise the Lord . . . and the armed security guard (Reinhard)

    12/13/2007 9:15:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 446+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 13, 2007 | David Reinhard
    Thursday, December 13, 2007 What can you say about the Sunday slaughter at a megachurch and missionary training center in Colorado? What can you say when a 24-year-old man who said he "hates" Christians shoots two twentysomethings dead at the Youth With a Mission office in Arvada, before killing two teenage girls at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs? That we'll never have an ample explanation for such blood-soaked depravity this side of paradise? Yes. That a special wickedness is afoot in the world when this kind of evil runs amok in a house of God? Surely. That there's...
  • Coroner : Colorado Gunman Killed Himself (Left post on Christian website)

    12/12/2007 2:52:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 83+ views
    JOURNAL CHRETIEN ^ | 12 décembre 2007 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Matthew Murray, the man who police say shot and killed four people at two separate locations in Colorado on Sunday, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the coroner’s office said Tuesday. “The death of Matthew Murray has been ruled a suicide,” CNN reported the El Paso County Coroner’s Office said in a statement. “It should be noted that he was struck multiple times by the security officer, which put him down. He then fired a single round killing himself.” Police Sgt. Skip Arms told The Associated Press that Murray shot himself in the head. Police say before Murray, 24, went...
  • A Dirty Harriet Saves Day In Colorado

    12/11/2007 5:40:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 514+ views
    IBD ^ | December 11, 2007
    Second Amendment: As the Supreme Court ponders what the Constitution means, a volunteer security guard in Colorado shows that the problem with society may not be who has guns, but who doesn't.Every time there are multiple shootings, like those that occurred over the weekend at the Youth With A Mission missionary training center in Arvada, Colo., and later at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, we are lectured about the easy access to firearms in the U.S. and the dangers it creates. But many are thankful today that Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard at New Life, had easy...