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  • Calif. Public School Caught Working With Islamic Terror Front Group

    03/10/2018 5:34:52 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies ^ | 3/8/18 | Tea Party
    A federal judge ordered the San Diego Unified School District on Tuesday to hand over evidence detailing its correspondence with the Council on American-Islamic Relations about the implementation of a controversial anti-Islamophobia bullying initiative at San Diego public schools. The development is the latest in a long-running saga concerning school officials in San Diego coordinating with CAIR, an American-Muslim civil rights and religious organization with known links to a number of anti-Israel groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The controversy began in April when the San Diego school district announced it was launching an anti-Islamophobia initiative to combat what it...
  • Open The Books. Every Dime. Online. In Real Time.

    02/11/2018 6:24:46 AM PST · by know.your.why · 14 replies
    American Transparency 501(c)3 ^ | 2/10/18 | American Transparency 501(c)3
    This may be off topic here...please for give my newb-ness. This site has some very interesting data on where state and federal money is going. What I found very interesting is the map that shows all California state employees that make $100K plus a year.
  • ISIS Territory Lost (Trump Tweet)

    12/27/2017 6:31:24 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/27/2017 | President Trump
    “On 1/20 - the day Trump was inaugurated - an estimated 35,000 ISIS fighters held approx 17,500 square miles of territory in both Iraq and Syria. As of 12/21, the U.S. military est the remaining 1,000 or so fighters occupy roughly 1,900 square miles..”
  • Raqqa’s dirty secret: Hundreds of ISIS fighters allowed to escape from Syria by US Coalition

    11/14/2017 11:03:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/14/2017 | By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati
    Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job. He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don’t stand in the way of a delivery. But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp...
  • Why Did the Islamic State Claim the Las Vegas Shooting? ("Converted to Islam months ago")

    10/02/2017 11:27:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2, 2017 | Graeme Wood, National correspondent
    This morning, the Islamic State’s semi-official news agency, Amaq, took credit for the Las Vegas massacre, which killed 58 and wounded another 515. The likely killer, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, was not known to be a supporter of the Islamic State, or indeed a Muslim of any type. For now, the only evidence that the Islamic State was involved is its own assurance—first a press release announcing that a “soldier of the Islamic State” executed the concertgoers, and a follow-up for the baffled, explaining that he converted to Islam months ago. The FBI has...

    08/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2017
    The chief of the Swiss Guards, the force that protects the Vatican, has said it is only “a matter of time” before an attack that is inspired or directed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) against the home of the Catholic church. Commander Christoph Graf, speaking to Swiss Catholic news website, said that the security force for Pope Francis is prepared for any act of extremism. “Perhaps it is only a matter of time before an attack like that happens in Rome. But we are ready also for this,” he said. Created in the 16th century, the force...
  • Vatican starting to look hypocritical on those 'national security concerns'

    08/28/2017 4:52:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    The Vatican has called an ISIS terrorist video from the Philippines threatening the life of the pope "worrying" and made vague statements about security being in ready to halt the potential attack. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's No. 2 official, said he has seen the video of militants desecrating Christian statues and threatening the pope by saying they'll come to Rome, as they tear in half photos of him and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The video was mostly filmed in the Philippines, where ISIS has been clashing with government forces for control of the city...
  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    08/14/2017 10:19:31 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 72 replies
    FOXNews ^ | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. The new record was set using a McMillan TAC-50, a .50-caliber weapon...
  • Saturday Snickers

    07/15/2017 5:51:54 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    email friends | 7/15/2017 | unknown
    A good old Alabama boy won a bass boat in a raffle drawing. He brought it home and his wife looks at him and says, "What you gonna do with that. There ain't no water deep enough to float a boat within 100 miles of here." He says, "I won it and I'm a-gonna keep it." His brother came over to visit several days later. He sees the wife and asks where his brother is. She says, "He's out there in his bass boat", pointing to the field behind the house. The brother heads out behind the house and sees...
  • Pass Me My Sharia Niblick

    06/28/2017 11:55:28 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | June 28, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The formal observances of Canada's 150th birthday have included a sesquicentennial viceregal gaffe and a pair of commemorative prime ministerial socks. But of course what most Canadians like to do when we're not trapping beaver and huffing poutine is celebrate diversity. And so it was that at the Canadian Tire store in Scarborough a "Scarborough woman" went full Allahu Akbar in the paint aisle, but, touchingly, instead of just slashing at her "fellow Canadians" with the traditional machete of her own cultural inheritance, she also embraced Canadian values by clobbering her victims with a golf club as if berating the...
  • ISIL calls on supporters to kill Christians in Europe for Ramadan

    06/03/2017 4:36:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Al Masdar News ^ | 6/3/17 | Leigh Fadel
    The Islamic State’s (ISIL) leadership has called on its supporters in Europe to carry out attacks against Christian civilians. ISIL referred to the Christian civilians as “crusaders” and told its supporters via its social media wing that killing these people will benefit them during the month of Ramadan. The terrorist group encouraged its supporters to carry out attacks against Christian civilians using vehicles, guns, or knives. This is not the first time that the terrorist group has encouraged its supporters to carry out attacks during holidays; however, this has certainly raised security concerns in Europe, especially after the Manchester attack.
  • "The [bleep] is about to go Down in Raqqa" Pentagon Source Says.

    06/01/2017 9:20:20 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jamie McIntyre
    The long-awaited offensive by U.S.-backed Syrian forces to liberate the self-proclaimed Islamic State capital of Raqqa, Syria, will begin in days, Pentagon officials told the Washington Examiner Thursday. While the Pentagon is not saying publicly when the offensive will kick off, it has acknowledged that all the forces are in place, small arms are being handed out to the Syrian Democratic Forces, and civilians have been told to get out of Raqqa so they are not caught in the crossfire. "The SDF is poised around Raqqa. They are within 3 kilometers [1.8 miles] from the north and the east, and...
  • Isil claims responsibility for Manchester attack

    05/23/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2017 | Josie Ensor
    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which left 22 people dead. In a statement released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's official Amaq news agency, they said it was revenge for attacks on "Muslim lands". "One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester," it said, appearing to challenge the Manchester police theory it had been a suicide attack.
  • ISIS swoops after Donald Trump Syria missile strike with attack 20 miles away

    04/07/2017 11:31:52 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    The Express ^ | Apr 7, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    ISIS jihadis have reportedly launched an attack on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) base just 20 miles away from the air base targeted by US president Donald Trump. Trump’s strikes saw 59 Tomahawk missiles rain down on the airbase – believed to have been used for chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian government which killed at least 80 people. ISIS, also known as Daesh, has attempted to take advantage of the chaos caused by the President’s strikes, launching a powerful offensive on a military base in Al Furqlus, pro-Syrian news site Al-Masdar claimed. Homs governor Talal Barazi claimed the airbase...
  • Noor Salman reportedly headed to Orlando to face charges related to Pulse shooting

    04/06/2017 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 6, 2017 | Bay City News Service
    The widow of a shooter who killed 49 people in a Florida nightclub last year is reportedly on her way to Orlando, Fla., to face federal charges of aiding her husband in the attack. Salman's lawyer, Charles Swift of the Texas-based Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, said Wednesday it will be up to the Marshals Service to decide when she will be transferred. The charges are aiding her husband in providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State; and obstructing justice by misleading local police and the FBI when she was questioned in the...
  • Melbourne man 'slaughtered' wife in front of children (trunk)

    03/23/2017 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | March 23, 2017 | Emma Younger
    Police believe a Melbourne man who allegedly "slaughtered" and then mutilated his wife in front of their three young children may have murdered her because she did not want him to join the Islamic State group in Syria, court documents have revealed. The 35-year-old Broadmeadows man is also accused of bashing two of their children, aged under six, around the head — in one instance with a milk crate — and burning his toddler daughter with hot water. The man cannot be identified under a court order to protect the identity of his children. He was arrested and charged with...
  • Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

    03/21/2017 10:51:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Reuters
    <p>Washington -- Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat Islamic State, the first such gathering of the U.S-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November.</p>
  • Swedish Minister: Country Needs to Integrate Returning Islamic State Fighters

    03/14/2017 4:06:57 AM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke has suggested that Swedes who left to fight for radical Islamist groups in the Middle East should be welcomed back and helped to integrate into society. Ms. Kuhnke made the comments Sunday evening on the television programme Agenda which is transmitted by the Swedish state broadcaster SVT. The programme focused on the fact that some 300 Islamic radicals from Sweden had gone to the Middle East to fight for groups like Islamic State and around half of them had returned to Sweden. “They need to be channelled back into our democratic...
  • The U.S. is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait

    03/12/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 48 replies
    Army Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Charlsy Panzino and Andrew deGrandpre
    The U.S. military is sending an additional 2,500 ground combat troops to a staging base in Kuwait from which they could be called upon to back up coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The deployment will include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. About 1,700 soldiers from the same unit are overseas now, spread between Iraq and Kuwait.
  • SWEDEN: At Least 300 Islamic State Fighters Are Now Receiving Government Benefits

    03/10/2017 8:46:29 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    At least 300 Islamic State fighters are now receiving government benefits in Sweden. SVT Nyheter reported (translated): People who are planning terrorist trips leave fewer traces, it makes it difficult to predict who is planning a trip. In addition, according to a new report to grant cheat is great among travelers. Characteristic of the Swedish travelers is that almost all the 300 individuals who report looked at received some form of government grants and that there is to have people in Sweden who handle mail and another to give the impression that the person is still in Sweden. According to...