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  • Las Vegas gunman identified as American convert to Islam (no Islam reference now)

    10/02/2017 3:08:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 134 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/2/17 | David Rosenberg
    The gunman responsible for a deadly shooting attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas reportedly was an American citizen who converted to Islam. Authorities are now searching for the shooter’s roommate, a 62-year-old woman identified as Marilou Danley, whom police have called “a person of interest”.
  • Austria Claims New Burqa Ban Promotes 'Acceptance and Respect of Austrian Values'

    10/01/2017 8:10:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 September 2017
    New restrictions come into force in Austria on Sunday banning the wearing of the full Islamic veil and other items concealing the face in public places and buildings.Exemptions "under certain conditions" include items like clown disguises "at cultural events", work wear such as medical masks, and scarves in cold weather, the government says. The restrictions are aimed at "ensuring the cohesion of society in an open society", it says. Violations will be punished with a fine of up to €150 ($177). "Acceptance and respect of Austrian values are basic conditions for successful cohabitation between the majority Austrian population and people...
  • Pope Francis Tells Migrants: ‘You Are Warriors of Hope’

    10/01/2017 5:29:25 PM PDT · by Lera · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis flew to Bologna, Italy, Sunday and met with a large group of migrants and refugees, calling them “warriors of hope” while insisting that nations open broader avenues for immigration. During a full day in Bologna, Francis spent an hour meeting hundreds of migrants personally while posing with them for selfies under light drizzle. Later, the pontiff hosted a luncheon for asylum-seekers and prisoners in the St. Petronius basilica. He even donned a yellow plastic ID bracelet used by asylum-seekers to express his solidarity with them. “Do you know what you are? You are ‘warriors of hope’!” Francis exclaimed...
  • Muslim-American Massachusetts activist launches run for Congress

    10/01/2017 5:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2017 | Scott Malone
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - A two-term Cambridge, Massachusetts, city councilor and founder of an activist group that trains Muslim-Americans to run for office launched a campaign for U.S. Congress on Sunday that could make him the third Muslim in the chamber. Nadeem Mazen, 34, was set to declare his run as a Democrat for a district northwest of Boston, a seat that comes open next year as 71-year-old Representative Niki Tsongas opts not to seek a sixth term in office. The state’s best-known Muslim elected official, Mazen plans to focus his campaign on economic issues. His attempt to jump from...
  • Knifeman yelling 'Allahu Akbar' shot dead after killing 2 in France

    10/01/2017 2:53:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    AOL ^ | Oct. 1, 2017 | Marc Leras and Emmanuel Jarry
    MARSEILLE, France/PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by a soldier in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what officials described as a "likely terrorist act." Police sources said the suspect had shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) in Arabic as he attacked the women, aged 17 and 20, at Marseille's main railway station.
  • Vehicle and Knife Spree in Alberta (Canada) Is Described as Terrorism

    10/01/2017 2:07:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 1, 2017 | Dan Levin
    Canadian police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorist acts in the city of Edmonton early Sunday after a police officer was struck with a car and stabbed outside a football game, and four people were later “deliberately” hit and injured by a U-Haul truck. The 30-year-old suspect, who was not further identified, had driven both vehicles, according to the Edmonton police chief, Rod Knecht. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada called the spree a terrorist attack. Mr. Knecht said that police officers had found an Islamic State flag in the car that hit the police officer.
  • Two dead in Marseille train station knife attack: police

    10/01/2017 6:46:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 OCt 2017 | Afp
    <p>MARSEILLE (AFP) - A man armed with a knife killed two people at the main train station in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille on Sunday before being shot by soldiers patrolling there, local officials said.</p> <p>"Two victims have been stabbed to death," regional police chief Olivier de Mazieres told AFP, referring to the attack which occurred at 1:45 pm (1145 GMT).</p>
  • Edmonton terror attack: Chaos in Canada as cops stabbed by man with ISIS flag and [tr]

    10/01/2017 6:05:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Sun ^ | October 1, 2017 | James Cox and Holly Christodoulou
    A POLICE officer was stabbed and terrified pedestrians mowed down during a terror attack in Canada. The 30-year-old rammed a van into a police car sending the officer flying 15ft into the air.
  • 'White girls are filthy': Wives of Asian men jailed for raping vulnerable British girls [tr]

    10/01/2017 5:53:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2017 | Yasmin Alibhai-brown
    It is a rainy day in June and I am in a terraced house in Manchester. It belongs to an acquaintance who I will call Mrs Soni, a retired Asian school teacher. She is shaking with nerves and I, too, am feverishly anxious as we wait, repeatedly peeping out through heavy red curtains.
  • Oklahoma: Muslim guilty of beheading coworker, attorneys say he “created his own religion”

    09/30/2017 12:11:19 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies ^ | 09/30/2017 | Robert Spencer
    There is a religion that says, “When you meet the unbelievers, strike necks” (Qur’an 47:4) and it might, just might, have something to do with Alton Nolen, but neither Oklahoma attorneys nor the entire political and media establishment want you to realize that. An Oklahoma man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the 2014 beheading of his co-worker at a food processing plant. Jurors deliberated for about two hours before finding 33-year-old Alton Nolen guilty in the death of 54-year-old Coleen Hufford. The jury also convicted Nolen of assault and battery with a deadly weapon for attempting to behead...
  • Catalonia's Islamic Extremist Problem

    09/30/2017 10:14:32 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 6 replies
    DW ^ | 0930 | Eyma Kreesteen
    “It's no coincidence that so many of Spain's Muslims live in Catalonia. The region's booming economy is hungry for cheap labor, and the government opened a recruitment center in Casablanca in 2003, after some rather unsuccessful attempts to attract workers from Poland. Consequently, more and more Moroccans moved to Catalonia. In 2015, half a million Muslims were living in the autonomous community - around 7 percent of the entire population there.”
  • Austria Bans the Islamic Burqa

    09/30/2017 4:57:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    As a symbol of Islamic separatism, supremacism and misogyny, the Islamic burqa is hard to beat. Outside of the mosque, it's an affront to every Judeo-Christian sensibility to see it on the streets of the West, a giant middle finger to the host culture, and a promise of more Islam to come. So good on Austria for finally taking action: A law prohibiting any kind of full-face covering, known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” takes effect Sunday in Austria, where the strong support for it portends potential political upheaval in the upcoming national election. Parties campaigning on an anti-migrant message...
  • UK: Over 100 Muslim “extremist speakers” invited to speak at universities

    09/30/2017 6:01:06 PM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/17 | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    UK: Over 100 Muslim “extremist speakers” invited to speak at universities SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 12:14 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS 7 COMMENTS British universities hosted 110 events featuring extremist speakers in the last academic year, 2016/17, with the highest proportion taking place in London institutions….The extremist events listed were overwhelmingly organised by Islamic societies and groups and speakers included former Guantanamo Bay detainees and Islamists The Henry Jackson Think Tank report authors “suggest that despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s claim that ‘enough is enough’, universities continue to be a vulnerable target for extremists promoting their messages.” All of the UK remains...
  • The Mother of All Misdirections — U.S. Counterterrorism Training Still Hostage (trunc)

    09/30/2017 12:58:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 29 Sep, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and Sharia Tipsheet
    Full Title: The Mother of All Misdirections — U.S. Counterterrorism Training Still Hostage to Radical Islamist Thought Will the Trump administration bring back counterterrorism training materials that focus on radical Islam? The Sharia TipSheet will stay on this story until the answer is clear. FOIA litigation is anticipated. To be continued… On November 5, 2009 about 1:30 p.m. local time, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan entered a building at Ft. Hood, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and opened fire with a laser-sighted weapon. He fanned his weapon, spraying bullets, before taking aim at individual soldiers. Two people charged him but were killed;...
  • Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of the Koran (TR)

    09/30/2017 12:29:49 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2017 | Claire Heffron
    Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang. According to sources in the region, officials have been warning neighbourhoods and mosques that ethnic minority Muslim families are being forced to hand in religious items including the Koran and prayer mats. They face severe punishment if they are discovered.
  • The 'Good Monk' Myth [Burma and Rohingya]

    09/29/2017 10:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 29, 2017 | Joe Freeman
    One night in Rangoon last year, I met up for beers with a man who had participated in Burma’s Saffron Revolution, which saw tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns protest the former junta, prompting a brutal military crackdown 10 years ago this week. That I was meeting a monk for beers may seem odd, but this one had long since left the monkhood. Still, it felt like a bit of a metaphor for the unexpected ways Burma has changed, and for the country’s lack of a fairy-tale ending.
  • ISLAMIST STUDIES PROF Says She’s Allergic to Dogs, Tries to Shut Down Flight – Is Dragged Off Flight

    09/28/2017 10:40:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 85 replies
    GP ^ | 9-28-2017 | Jim Hoft
    The woman, identified as 46-year-old Anila Daulatzai from Baltimore, had complained about two dogs on her flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Los Angeles. She said she was deathly allergic, but when crew informed her they couldn’t remove the dogs, one of which was a service dog, she was told to leave the plane. That’s when things went south. After the woman couldn’t show medical papers about her allergies and refused to leave the plane, law enforcement arrived to remove her, Southwest said in a statement. She’s since been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful...
  • Ghanaian Migrant Who Raped Camping German in Front of Her Boyfriend Calls Victim a ‘Prostitute’

    09/28/2017 5:26:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    The Ghanaian migrant accused of raping a German student whilst threatening to kill her boyfriend if he intervened has branded his victim a “prostitute” in court. Identified only as Eric X. in local media, the failed asylum seeker is accused of raping the 23-year-old victim in a meadow near Bonn, after slashing the camping couple’s tent with a machete and demanding their valuables. The pair handed over six euros and a portable set of speakers, before hearing their assailant tell the woman, “Come out, bitch. I wanna f*** you,” in English — threatening to kill her 26-year-old boyfriend if he...
  • Ellison calls Roy Moore "completely unfit" to serve in the U.S. Senate

    09/27/2017 6:31:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies ^ | 9/27/17 | Rochelle Olson
    The Alabama Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who just knocked off an incumbent urged Congress not to seat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in 2006 because he is Muslim. In a phone interview Wednesday, Ellison called Roy Moore "completely unfit," a liar and theocrat who puts the Bible above the U.S. Constitution. Ellison, a Democrat from the Minneapolis-centered Fifth District, was the first Muslim elected to Congress. At the time, Moore publicly argued in writing that Ellison should not be seated because of his beliefs. Ellison took the oath of office in January 2007 using a Qur'an once owned by Thomas...
  • Why Are Refugees Disproportionately Likely to Be Suspects in Sexual Assault Cases?

    09/27/2017 4:45:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 September 2017
    Criminal statistics in Germany have shown that asylum seekers are suspects in rape and sexual assault cases at a rate higher than their representation in society as a whole. Experts discuss the problem. The Bavarian interior ministry released figures earlier this month showing that 11 percent of all suspects in sex crimes in the first half of 2017 were people who had come to Germany seeking asylum. This followed national figures from 2016 which showed that reported rape and sexual assault rose by 12.8 percent compared to the previous year. Of the 6,476 total suspects over 800 were asylum seekers,...