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  • Mohamed Rafik Naji, Brooklyn man, admits attempting to aid ISIS

    02/17/2018 1:05:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Mohamed Rafik Naji, a Yemen-born New York City resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS. “I traveled to Yemen in 2015 to join ISIS and I encouraged another person to join,” Naji told U.S. District Judge Frederic Block during a hearing in Brooklyn federal court, Reuters reported. Naji, 38, faces a maximum term of 20-years behind bars when he’s sentenced at a later date, the Department of Justice said in a press release. Naji began publicly expressing support for ISIS on social...
  • Facebook excludes Israel as country option, includes 'Palestine'

    02/04/2018 2:40:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/18
    New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take immediate action on Facebook’s “shameful” exclusion of Israel. When creating a background profile on Facebook, users are given 50 nationality options. These options include Palestine, while Israel is conspicuously absent. “Palestine is not even a country,” said Hikind. “How did it end up as an option? Well, we all know the answer to that. I suspect some racist programmer was able to slip that by while purposefully excluding Israel as an option. That’s insulting and Facebook should be held accountable."
  • Brooklyn judge will consider Trump’s anti-Latino remarks in DACA decision

    01/30/2018 1:29:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | By Paul Frangipane
    A Brooklyn federal judge said in court on Tuesday that he cannot make a decision regarding the status of young undocumented immigrants in the country on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without considering President Donald Trump’s “incendiary” anti-Latino comments. “The statements that were made during the election cycle were extremely volatile,” said Judge Nicholas Garaufis in court, referring to Trump’s recurring comments that had painted Latinos with a broad negative brush. “This came from the top. This isn’t ordinary,” Garaufis added while DACA recipients in the audience nodded. “It’s not what we see from our leaders, I...
  • The Brooklyn Connection [Brooklyn resident arms narcoterrorists]

    07/19/2005 1:35:38 PM PDT · by pythagorean · 13 replies · 364+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 19, 2005 | Julia Gorin
    Albanian-American roofer Florin Krasniqi has been living in Brooklyn and smuggling American guns into Kosovo to arm the Kosovo Liberation Army--this time for war against its erstwhile saviors, NATO and the UN. The KLA are the bin Laden-trained, Iran-backed narco-terrorists whose 1999 jihad against the Christian Serbs we helped fight, abetting secession and creating a mono-ethnic terror haven and future Islamic republic in Europe. Krasniqi, who raised $30 million from fellow Albanian-Americans to help finance the KLA's war, is the subject of a documentary by Dutch filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns, titled "The Brooklyn Connection," which will air Tuesday night at 10...
  • Suspect in New York Port Authority bomb attack indicted

    01/10/2018 3:35:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    The suspect accused of detonating a bomb near the New York Port Authority last month was indicted on six counts by a federal grand jury. Akayed Ullah, 27, of Brooklyn, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, one count of using and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use and a public transportation system; one count of destruction and attempted destruction by means of fire or explosives, one count of conducting and attempting to conduct a terrorist attack against a...
  • New York Times Links Darwin, Dawkins, and Witchcraft Chic

    Times reporter Michelle Goldberg notes the “well-documented resurgence of occultism among millennials.” In investigating this, she visited a “fashionable occult boutique” in Brooklyn, attending a presentation on witchcraft by an individual called Dakota Bracciale: Bracciale, who uses the gender-neutral pronouns they and them, grew up in an evangelical household — somewhere “between ‘Jesus Camp’ and snake handlers” — and said that the new atheism of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens had a profound effect on their generation. But atheism wasn’t enough, said Bracciale: “It left this huge vacuum, and that vacuum had to be filled with something.” This is a...
  • (NYC) City not liable for processing fake deed that allowed man to steal woman’s Queens home

    12/13/2017 2:09:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Andrew Keshner
    A man who swiped an elderly woman’s house with phony documents did time for the crime — but an appellate court is letting the city off the hook for processing the paperwork that let the ex-con make himself at home.   A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled that a judge was right to toss a lawsuit brought against the city by Jennifer Merin — whose Queens abode was filched by a criminal who filed a fraudulent deed.   Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Several casualties following stabbing in Brooklyn, NY. DEVELOPING...

    12/12/2017 12:48:42 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 72 replies
    BNL News via Twitter ^ | December 12, 2017
    BREAKING NEWS: Several casualties following stabbing in Brooklyn, NY. DEVELOPING...
  • Bomb-Wearing Suspect Hits Subway in Second NYC Terror Attack in Two Months

    12/11/2017 7:49:12 AM PST · by Lera · 168 replies
    Akayed Ullah has been identified as the suspected bomber of a Manhattan transit terminal on Monday morning, NYPD Commissioner John O’Neill told reporters. Ullah, 27, resides in Brooklyn and came to the United States approximately seven years ago, a U.S. official told The Daily Beast. Ullah had a pipe bomb strapped to his body when it exploded in a passageway between two subway platforms, NYPD official John Miller said.
  • Rash Of ‘Knockout’ Attacks Has Some New Yorkers Worried

    10/29/2017 7:19:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/27/2017 | unknonw
    There were warnings Friday about a possible upsurge in knockout attacks in which people are sucker punched for no good reason. Video of one such incident shows a woman being suddenly kicked and then punched by a man. She was knocked out cold on the ground, but rather than help her several people took out phones to take pictures. Nobody called the police. It happened in Pittsburgh more than a month ago, and something similar happened in Brooklyn on Thursday night. “As he went to tie up his dogs to confront these kids, the group distracted him from the front...
  • 15 Brooklyn public schools to offer all-veggie lunches on ‘Meatless Mondays’

    10/24/2017 5:07:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:44 PM | Jillian Jorgensen
    Brooklyn school kids, meet Meatless Mondays. Fifteen public schools in the borough will ditch meat on their Monday menus starting this spring, Mayor de Blasio announced during a visit to P.S. 1 in Sunset Park. And what’s good for the students is good for the mayor, he said. “At Gracie Mansion, we are now going to be instituting Meatless Mondays as well — and that will be for our family meals and for the events we have at Gracie Mansion and when we have guests over for dinner,” de Blasio said. […] “I am very proud of all the students;...
  • Man hails cab on New York highway while date burns to death (Muslim male, go figure)

    10/14/2017 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 10/14/2017
    BROOKLYN (WPVI) -- A woman's body was found in a car after a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn Friday morning, and authorities say the driver -- believed to be a man she was dating -- hailed a cab in the middle of the highway while she burned to death. The car was found facing eastbound in the westbound lanes between Hamilton Avenue and Prospect Expressway just after 4 a.m. The 2007 Infiniti G35 was fully on fire. When firefighters put out the flames, they found a badly burned woman in the passenger seat. She was pronounced dead...
  • Man hails cab on Gowanus while date burns to death in car fire

    10/14/2017 6:38:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | October 14, 2017
    A woman's body was found in a car after a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn Friday morning, and authorities say the driver -- believed to be a man she was dating -- hailed a cab in the middle of the highway while she burned to death. -snip The driver, 23-year-old Saeed Ahmed, was later located at Maimonides Medical Center, where he was being treated for burns to his neck, arms and legs. Police confirm he hailed a cab on the Gowanus Expressway while leaving Grewel in the burning vehicle, and Eyewitness News obtained exclusive video of a...
  • Woman’s reaction to Islamic call to prayer in Brooklyn has Twitter in uproar [video]

    09/17/2017 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Maceman · 81 replies
    mediaequalizer.com ^ | 9/17/2017 | Brian Maloney
    Can Twitter users remain one step of ahead of company censors seeming to block a viral clip? One woman’s stunned reaction to an Islamic call to prayer broadcast over loudspeakers in a Brooklyn neighborhood has spread like wildfire across the social media network. Yet some say the video has repeatedly been yanked, causing others to rapidly retweet in an effort to keep it from disappearing. In the clip, an unidentified woman is seen reacting in disbelief as the man calls out in Arabic at an overpowering decibel level. “What’s going on, this is Brooklyn?” she asks at one point, before...
  • Two stabbed during West Indian Day Parade

    09/04/2017 6:51:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Khristina Narizhnaya
    A teenager with his mom was stabbed, and another man slashed, in separate incidents Monday afternoon during the annual West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn, cops said. The first victim, 19, was at 277 Eastern Parkway near Franklin Avenue along the parade route with his mother when he was stabbed at around 3:35 p.m., according to police.
  • Pics of shootings and violence today in leftist-controlled Oaxaca (Photo Essay)

    10/27/2006 8:57:47 PM PDT · by StJacques · 115 replies · 6,475+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | October 27, 2006 | El Universal Staff Photos
    These are all from the homepage of the Mexico City newspaper El Universal's web site, I am including translations of the captions provided: Unknown subjects burn a van of the PRI [Institutional Revolutionary Party], where a shootout supposedly began in the municipality of Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca Unknown men shoot at APPO members and reporters in Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca; a foreign cameraman dies Unknown men shoot at journalists and members of APPO in the municipality of Santa Lucia; up to now they report 12 injured and the death of a foreign cameraman A cameraman, who looks foreign,...
  • Horrified Wife Witnessed Husband’s Senseless Murder

    08/19/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Kathianne Boniello August
    A native Texan who recently moved from Cypress Hills to Greenpoint because he thought it would be safer, was stabbed to death by a stranger in his new neighborhood — as his wife watched in horror. George and Christina Carroll were enjoying a stroll home along Monitor Street late Friday after checking out a new apartment and then hitting a local bar, when one of a pair of men hanging out on the steps of a school muttered something to them as they passed, the stunned widow told The Post. “It was basically, ‘What are you looking at?’ ” said Christina...
  • Frank Serpico, NYPD cops raise their fists,

    08/19/2017 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    NYDaily Skews ^ | 8/19/17 | Dale W. Eisinger Larry Mcshane
    take a knee for team-less Colin Kaepernick at Brooklyn rally Because Colin Kaepernick took a knee, these cops have his back. Law enforcers past and present turned out Saturday in a show of support for the controversial NFL quarterback — whose public stance against racism and police violence preceded his current unemployment. “What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event. “And that's the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here...
  • Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

    08/16/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceGov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson...
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial in Brooklyn to Be Taken Down

    08/15/2017 11:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Chris Perez
    The South isn’t the only place where Confederate monuments still exist. New Yorkers need only look to Brooklyn — where a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has been affixed to a maple tree outside a church for more than 100 years. It won’t remain there for long, though.