Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $84,552
96%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 96%!! Less than $3.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done.

Keyword: homegrown

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Two DHS Secretaries Agree: Another Terrorist Attack is Going to Happen

    09/09/2016 7:58:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 9, 2016 | 10:18 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “How many terrorist attacks do you think we will suffer in the United States in the next year?” journalist and author Steven Brill asked the former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and current Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday. Ridge refused to “speculate” on a number, but he said terror attacks are inevitable: “Let’s reflect of our past 15 years. We’re safer now than we’ve ever been. There’s still gaps; let’s close the gaps and let’s accept it. And don’t ever, ever change what we do because we’re fearful of another attack. Because another attack is going to happen.” […] Current...
  • The U.S. has a homegrown terrorist problem — and it’s coming from the right

    05/28/2017 7:55:54 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 62 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/26/2017 | Colbert I. King
    Richard W. Collins III, fatally stabbed last weekend on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, was as innocent as the 22 victims slain in the Manchester suicide bombing on Monday. Collins, an African American, newly commissioned U.S. Army officer from Maryland, was, like the victims of the Manchester, England, massacre, not bothering anybody. Slated to graduate from Bowie State University this week, Collins was simply out with friends enjoying himself. So, too, were those killed and wounded in Manchester. Authorities are investigating Collins’s death, allegedly at the hands of a knife-wielding University of Maryland student, Sean Urbanski, as a...
  • DHS Whistleblower Exposes Government's Submission To Jihad (FULL Press Conference)

    07/05/2016 4:38:16 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 7 replies
    World News Daily TV ^ | June 17, 2016 | WNDTV
    Link to FULL PRESS CONFERENCE - Philip Haney When recently retired DHS frontline officer and intelligence expert Philip Haney bravely tried to say something about the people and organizations that threatened the nation, his intelligence information was eliminated, and he was investigated by the very agency assigned to protect the country. The national campaign by the DHS to raise public awareness of terrorism and terrorism-related crime known as If You See Something, Say Something effectively has become If You See Something, Say Nothing. In this well-documented, first-person account of his unique service with DHS, Haney shows why it's imperative that...
  • FBI Investigating Claim Orlando Shooter and Wife Met Regularly With Group of Six Foreigners

    06/17/2016 6:40:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6 hours ago
    Lucyann Crysal says she saw Mateen and Salman over Saturdays nights at a local bar with a group of other 'foreigners' - four other men and two women. After the identity of the shooter emerged, she was concerned enough that she called a retired police officer she knows to tell him what she saw. The retired cop, Rick Sessa, then called the FBI to make sure agents would follow up. 'When you look into someone's eyes, you recognize a person,' said Crsyal. 'And the woman with the pretty eyes was definitely the killer's woman.' 'When you look into someone's eyes,...
  • California Attack Has U.S. Rethinking Strategy on Homegrown Terror

    12/06/2015 4:06:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/05/15 | PETER BAKER, ERIC SCHMITT
    **SNIP** Alberto M. Fernandez, who until earlier this year led the State Department unit that counters militant propaganda, said, "The administration seems to be really flailing and tone deaf to this latest challenge." He called the San Bernardino attack "D.I.Y. jihad," and said it "forces the administration to look at where it does not want to go and is weakest, at jihadist ideology and its dissemination." Others, however, cautioned against overreaction, warning that the focus on Muslims could lead to the kind of anger and alienation that creates more potential for terrorist recruitment. Some experts urged officials to keep the...
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee Shots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was over Multiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • Jihad in Los Angeles?

    05/28/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Jihad in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: “This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles.” Abdulwadi’s alleged motive has not been revealed. He was arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism unit, though officials say that there is no reason to suspect...
  • Adam Gadahn: California rocker turned Al-Qaeda mouthpiece, killed in U.S. operation

    04/23/2015 1:30:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Dave Clark
    Adam Gadahn, the Al-Qaeda spokesman believed killed in a US operation, was a teenage rock music fan who grew up on a Californian goat farm before he was drawn into radical Islam. The White House announced Thursday that US intelligence thinks Gadahn died in January in a "counterterrorism operation" in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. The 36-year-old was apparently not deliberately targeted in the raid, but he has long been one of the most wanted jihadist figures on the US hit list, with a $1 million bounty on his head. As an English speaker and senior Al-Qaeda propagandist, he was one...
  • Egypt Warns of Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in U.S.

    01/16/2015 5:46:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 1/14/15 | Ryan Mauro
    An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. The United Arab Emirates has made similar statements and the U.S. Justice Department has confirmed the existence of a Muslim Brotherhood branch in America. The Egyptian government’s State Information Service has an entire section devoted to documenting the violence and terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is furious with the U.S. for its stance on the...
  • New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation, Site of 2013 Sniper Attack

    08/29/2014 7:58:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Scott Pham and Cheryl Hurd
    New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation, Site of 2013 Sniper Attack By Scott Pham and Cheryl Hurd More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has PG&E asking the public for help. Cheryl Hurd reports. Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 • Updated at 7:27 AM PDT More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has PG&E asking the public for help. PG&E officials said burglars stole construction equipment from the Metcalf Substation. The security breach happened at...
  • Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    08/27/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 27, 2014
    Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed Militants in Syria A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minn. McCain, who was born in Chicago, was killed...
  • Law enforcement increase effort to prevent threat of homegrown terrorists

    08/12/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/12/14 | Christopher Snyder
    In the past few months, federal agents arrested and filed terrorism charges against several Americans, experts say in an effort to prevent homegrown terrorists. According to the NYPD, more than 100 Americans are possibly training within Al Qaeda-inspired groups like the Islamic State (IS), the militant group formerly known as ISIS operating in Syria and Iraq. Tom Ruskin, former NYPD detective and president of security consulate firm the CMP Group told Foxnews.com that law enforcement officials are trying to track potential threats overseas before suspected terrorists come stateside.
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Making Moonshine At Home Is On The Rise. But It's Still Illegal

    01/27/2014 2:03:55 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | Alastair Bland
    Within days after each season premiere and season finale of the Discovery Channel's reality show "Moonshiners," they come — a small but perceptible wave of people — to purchase suspiciously large amounts of corn, sugar and hardy strains of fermenting yeast at Austin Homebrew Supply. "We know what they're up to," says Chris Ellison, the manager of the Texas store.That is, it's obvious they're planning to ferment the sugars from grain or fruit juice into alcohol, then distill the resulting mid-strength beverage into high-alcohol hooch.Making spirits at home with plans to drink it is against federal law. Only with the...
  • Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)

    04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/23/13 5:04 AM EDT | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about invoking Osama bin Laden’s killing during the 2012 campaign — but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism he’s pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes. That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obama’s second-term priorities, at least in the short term. Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush — even as...
  • Senators 'Disappointed' by Omission of Radical Islam From Homegrown Terror Document

    12/10/2011 6:25:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/11
    Senators 'Disappointed' by Omission of Radical Islam From Homegrown Terror DocumentPublished December 09, 2011 | FoxNews.com Two prominent senators chided the Obama administration for releasing a strategic plan on homegrown terror that doesn't mention radical Islam and likens domestic extremism to "gang violence" and "sexual offenses." The 24-page plan, released Thursday, follows a Defense Department letter in October that classified the Fort Hood massacre as "workplace violence." Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, criticized that classification at a hearing earlier this week, and along with Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., issued the statement Thursday questioning why the Obama administration omitted Islam from its...
  • Source: Teen in U.S. Custody in 'Jihad Jane' Plot

    08/26/2011 12:22:04 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Not Listed
    PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. teen from Pakistan is in secret custody, accused of helping recruit terrorists for the woman known as "Jihad Jane," a person close to the boy's family said Friday. Charges filed last month accuse the 17-year-old of helping Colleen LaRose in her alleged efforts to incite an Islamic holy war. Prosecutors have said LaRose was a convert to Islam who wrote of being driven by an urge to help suffering Muslims. The high school graduate had accepted a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University, according to the person. He is instead in custody at a youth facility....
  • Terror Camps In The U.S. Exposed

    03/11/2011 6:42:11 PM PST · by STD · 22 replies
    Douglas Gibbs ^ | 03/12/11 | vanity
    Terror Camps In The U.S. Exposed 35 Terrorist Training Camps In The U.S. – Tonight’s Guest on Political Pistachio Radio Discusses the Video That Exposes This Fact!
  • The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and the Community's Response

    03/10/2011 1:03:28 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 6 replies
    American Islamic Forum for Democracy ^ | March 10, 2011 | M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD
    As another example I have been present at Friday prayers in 2004 at one of the largest mosques in Arizona where a photo distributed nationally by CAIR and later proven to be doctored showed an American soldier standing with two young Iraqi boys holding a sign that says, "he killed my dad and knocked up my sister." (Appendix 2) As offended as I was as a Navy veteran, the imam and CAIR ended up pathologically alienating the Muslims in that audience from an American heritage. CAIR and MPAC have typically renounced the use of terror and violence, but they have...
  • Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

    03/10/2011 12:43:26 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 2 replies
    United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ^ | May 8, 2008 | United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    The James case is only one example of how the violent Islamist terrorist threat has evolved and expanded since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks and recruited the hijackers abroad before sending them to the United States to make final preparations for the operation. The 9/11 hijackers were indoctrinated into the violent Islamist mindset long before they set foot in the United States. The James case and others illustrate, however, radicalization is no longer confined to training camps in Afghanistan or other locations far from our shores; it is also occurring right here in...