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  • Political correctness is ruining our strategy to defeat terrorism

    04/23/2017 5:56:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    A gunman opens fire in Paris,  killing one police officer and wounding two. Islamic  State quickly claims responsibility, naming the gunman as “a soldier of the caliphate.” The savage attack is the latest of many in Paris, understandably sparking widespread fears of terrorism. But some Parisians desperately seek convenient explanations that will let them avoid the necessary conflict. “Is it because we’ve joined forces and joined a coalition in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State?” one businessman asked on Paris television. Ah, a perfectly French reaction. If only the country had been nicer to Islamic State, it wouldn’t have this problem. Right,...
  • FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak

    04/19/2017 12:15:27 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 17 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fbi-investigating-radical-terrorists-50-states-threats-hit-p | April 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day." The FBI has "open terrorist investigations in all 50 states," according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 "ISIS-linked plots to attack our country" since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing. Kelly, in his first wide-ranging...
  • New commando force will raid ISIS at sea to safeguard ships around the UK coast

    04/17/2017 1:08:32 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Mirror ^ | 17 Apr 17 | CHRIS HUGHES
    The 450-strong amphibious Maritime Operations Commando team will be sent on emergency missions amid fears jihadis will attack vessels and ports The Maritime Operations Commando will also be sent on global raids against enemy ships or terrorist vessels. Ports are also under threat, as jihadists may try to smuggle armed terrorists into the UK. And Somali pirates are a risk, with at least six attacks on ships off the Horn of Africa in the past month. Troops for the new unit will be formed from the Royal Marines 42 Commando battalion in Plymouth.
  • CAIR Orders U.S. Air Force to Ditch Anti-Muslim Counterterrorism Instructor

    03/30/2017 12:12:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 30, 2017
    The Islamic terrorist front group that transformed the way U.S. law enforcement agencies conduct anti-terrorism training is ordering the Air Force to sever ties with an instructor it considers to be anti-Muslim. The question is will the Trump administration cave into its demands? Under Barack Obama, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, wielded tremendous power and managed to bully law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level to alter counterterrorism training materials deemed by the group to discriminate against Muslims. This includes getting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trumps temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Britains Response To Terror Threat: Keep 90 Percent Of Police Officers Unarmed

    03/25/2017 11:23:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    The officer stabbed in Wednesdays terror attack in London was unarmed, like more than 90 percent of the British police force. Ketih Palmer, 48, was stabbed to death while guarding the entrance to the British Houses of Parliament unarmed. Just 2,800 out of Londons 31,075 police officers are armed, which the police force considers a safety measure. A cornerstone principle of the Metropolitan Police in London is that guns send the wrong message to communities by provoking crime rather than preventing it. Most officers are only equipped with batons, handcuffs, a mace and in some cases, stun-guns. A small number...
  • Trump Considers Giving Mattis More Authority to Launch Anti-Terrorism Operations

    03/02/2017 8:17:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    The White House is considering granting the Pentagon more authority to launch time-sensitive anti-terrorism operations, which would give Defense Secretary James Mattis a freer hand to authorize raids against the Islamic State. President Donald Trump has indicated he wants Mattis to have the ability to launch raids quickly without necessarily needing White House approval as part of the administration's effort to fight ISIS, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday, citing U.S. officials. This policy change would be a stark contrast to the approach of Trump's predecessor, former President Barack Obama, who insisted on reviewing each anti-terrorism raid regardless of its time...
  • A Total of 9 People Arrested Near D.C. for Supporting ISIS Including a Police Officer!

    12/27/2016 7:36:57 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    ISIS is here, folks! Our government knows that ISIS is infiltrating through our lax refugee policy and American born Muslims are also answering their call to jihad. A Total of 9 People Arrested Near D.C. for Supporting ISIS Including a Police Officer! Cristina Laila Dec 27th, 2016 8:14 pm 42 Comments ISIS is here, folks! Our government knows that ISIS is infiltrating through our lax refugee policy and American born Muslims are also answering their call to jihad. Via The Washington Times Law enforcement agencies have arrested nine Northern Virginia residents on charges of aiding the Islamic State since the...
  • German pol prevented cops from publishing pics of Berlin jihadi during manhunt(tr)

    12/25/2016 11:24:02 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 14 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/25/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Full title : A German politician is facing calls to resign over allegations that he prevented police from sharing pictures of the Berlin truck terrorist when he was at large. Reports in Germany claim that Till Steffen prevented law enforcers in Hamburg from releasing pictures of Anis Amri, despite him being the most wanted man in the world after Mondays terror attack. Amri, 24, was named as a suspect on Wednesday after his wallet was found in the lorry which ploughed into a crowd of people at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people. It has been alleged that Steffen,...
  • Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks

    12/09/2016 10:12:12 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIAs enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results. In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives...
  • Obama set to give final counterterrorism speech to troops

    12/02/2016 4:42:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    But the announcement that Mr. Obama will deliver a speech to U.S. Special Forces to confirm the wisdom of his counterterrorism strategy looks like validation of an effort that is far from settled. . . . This speech will be a final opportunity for him to discuss at length how he has effectively, durably, and successfully implemented reforms to keep us safe, Mr. Earnest said. The preview strongly hinted that Mr. Obama will defend his counterterrorism strategy, which has been sharply criticized by President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, as the correct path forward for the incoming administration.
  • Run, hide, fight: Ohio State attack advice is a new mantra

    11/28/2016 12:55:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/28/2016 | COLLIN BINKLEY AP
    As police responded to the attack at Ohio State University, school officials blasted an ominous message to students with a set of instructions: Run Hide Fight.Its a mantra that has become standard at colleges in the event of a campus shooting. Students near the assailant are urged to run somewhere safe, to hide from the shooter and, as a last resort, to fight back.A training video for students released last year by Ohio State dramatizes a campus shooting, in which actors depicting workers arm themselves with fire extinguishers and phone cords as a shooter enters their office. A police officer...
  • Donald Trump Tower in the Dumpster To Prevent Attacks

    11/08/2016 11:53:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 11/8/16 | tmz.staff
    Trump Tower -- the place Donald Trump calls home and work -- is being protected by a line of dump trucks all filled with sand ... and the endgame is to prevent terrorist attacks. NYC Dept. of Sanitation vehicles showed up early Tuesday, forming a barrier to minimize an attack with explosive devices ... law enforcement tells TMZ. A Dept. of Sanitation spokesperson tells us they've also got trucks set up at The Peninsula Hotel, Hilton Hotel and Javits Center for the same purpose.
  • Muslim-Americans in eight states were questioned over the weekend about a possible pre-election terr

    11/07/2016 8:50:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:37 EST, 7 November 2016 | Ashley Collman for DailyMail.com and Reuters
    A civil rights organization says Muslim-Americans in eight states were questioned over the weekend over a pre-election terror threat. The FBI announced last week that it had received a threat from al Qaeda, planned for Monday. The threat targeted the states of New York, Virginia and Texas, but no further details were released. Over the weekend, the Council on American Islamic Relations received reports from Muslim-Americans in eight states, who said they were approached by FBI agents who wanted to speak to them about the alleged threat. Those states included California, Washington State, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kansas Oklahoma, Florida and Texas....
  • Sources: U.S. Intel Warning of Possible al Qaeda Atacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 11:09:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016
    CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. Terrorism in the U.S. U.S. authorities are taking the threat seriously, though the sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasnt been confirmed. Counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance...
  • Counter-terrorism police arrest schoolboys in Sydney

    10/12/2016 12:47:38 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 13th October 2016
    ONE of two schoolboys arrested yesterday as they were allegedly preparing to behead someone in Sydneys southwest is the son of a convicted terrorist. Police swooped on the 16-year-olds in a laneway behind a Bankstown mosque about midday, hours after the pair allegedly bought two bayonets at a gun shop. The threat of an attack was considered imminent and police wearing protective vests descended on the prayer hall after officers received information about the alleged purchase of the knives. The pair allegedly also had pieces of paper with religious statements written on them that were to be read out while...
  • Bill De Blasio and Progressives Want Terrorism Normalized

    09/26/2016 8:21:28 AM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Splice Today ^ | September 26,2016 | Chris Beck
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a couple of days after U.S. citizen and Afghani immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahamis terrorist attack had injured 29 in his city that this was the time to bring in more Muslim immigrants. The timing of the Mayors immigration comment, which had a forced, agenda-driven quality was odd. Many New Yorkers certainly wished for a brief period of reflection, at least, before plunging willy-nilly back into the quixotic pursuit of the multicultural dream. The Mayor had just met with his London political and ideological counterpart, Sadiq Khan, whod stated that terrorism was part...
  • Why Wont You Believe Me When I Say I Want to Kill You?

    09/21/2016 9:28:35 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leslie-Ann Stoffel
    There were six global Islamic jihad attacks in Israel over the weekend, a knife attack in a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a bombing attack in the city of New York, with other bombs found in New York and New Jersey, and yet the elites in the media and the government who hold authority over us insist on covering up the truth and doing everything in their power not to admit that were at war with the global jihad. Of course, those in charge waste no time coming on the news to spew platitudes at us such as if...
  • Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Is A Traitor, And These Attacks Are His Fault

    09/21/2016 5:16:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Bre Payton
    After multiple terrorist attacks launched across the U.S over the weekend, Hillary Clinton placed blame at the feet of the man she says is responsible for recruiting ISIS terrorists across the globe: Donald Trump. Then she accused him of treason, a capital crime that carries the penalty of death under federal law. Donald Trump is being used as a recruiting sergeant for ISIS, Clinton said on Monday morning. The kind of language and rhetoric Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries. *snip* Clinton, who previously served as U.S. Secretary of State for four years and as...
  • FBI Lies Again: NYC Bomber Was On FBI "Radar" After All

    09/20/2016 10:18:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 56 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Sep 20, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    During a press conference yesterday morning, amid desperate efforts to placate political pressure to maintain the narrative of a lone-wolf bomber - not terrorist - who may have "had a beef" and just happened to be a muslim, William Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York division, stated unequivocally: "There is no indication that the suspect was on the FBI's terror radar" adding that there was "no indication that there's a [terrorist] cell operating" in the New York area and had no information about Ahmad Khan Rahami's "path to radicalization." Phew - so we can rest...