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  • Refugees Will Build Drones As Part Of Federally Funded Jobs Program

    05/23/2016 9:06:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/23/2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The Department of Labor has awarded Utica, New York, $2 million to teach young refugees how to build drones as part of a summer jobs program. About 400 teenage refugee students living in the city will get part-time summer jobs through the program, as well as tutoring in English and Math. Those who demonstrate academic competence will then take part in a year-long drone building challenge during the school year, as the work and tutoring continues. The 14- and 15-year-old refugee students will learn how to design a drone and then construct their own model using the lab of the...
  • Muslim woman behind viral selfie hailed as heroine -- until hateful Tweets revealed

    05/23/2016 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    A Muslim woman who was photographed taking selfies in front of a Belgian protest last week, earning her widespread praise for her cheerful stance against bigotry, reportedly praised Hitler and called for the killing of Jews in past Facebook posts. Zakia Belkhiri was photographed taking the selfies as she flashed a peace sign in front of Vlaams Belang protesters at the third annual Muslim Expo in Antwerp.The protests were part of the increasing resistance in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe to the flood of Muslim refugees pouring in from war-torn and poverty stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Islamic State aims to destroy Israel, ‘liberate’ Jerusalem with Sinai Peninsula terrorist force

    05/23/2016 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    With a media blitz, the Islamic State has set its sights on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as the next shot at expanding its empire and establishing a base from which to attack neighboring Israel.
  • EgyptAir Flight MS804: No Random Target

    05/23/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Christian and Joe Herring
    We are entering a new era – one in which terrorists place bombs in the sky and detonate them whenever they see fit. EgyptAir MS804 is just the latest example of their ability to transform an airliner into an IED. Authorities almost immediately agreed that MS804 was likely the victim of a terrorist attack. However, they aren't able to discern how that took place, given the extensive passenger screening the flight underwent on each leg of its journey. Ascertaining the method requires a look at the history of this particular flight and an honest appraisal of who stood to gain...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Muslim Kamikaze EgyptAir’s Flight 804 Pilot

    05/23/2016 10:19:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | Walid Shoebat
    More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. People ask: if indeed the pilot went suicide ‘Muslim Kamikaze style’, why plunge the aircraft loaded with mostly Muslim passengers into the sea and how does that make any sense from an Islamic perspective on Jihadi martyrdom? Answer: everything. Shakeer’s [Flight 804's pilot] link to Amr Khaled, just like Shah’s link with Anwar Ibrahim should raise some serious alarm bells. Both Ibrahim and Khaled are linked to their love to the Muslim spiritual leader, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Anyone can click to see the man is a...
  • The Disturbing Riddles of Egypt Air Flight 804 Continue… (suicide bombing)

    05/23/2016 8:19:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 50 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said “farewell” as if ‘we who are about to die salute you’. He called his brother before take-off telling him to ‘pray for him’ as he was going for martyrdom. He had connections with one of the most radical preachers and terror supporters in Egypt. (link)
  • What really is Islam?

    05/23/2016 8:55:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/23/16 | Ed Wood
    Islam is not just a religion, or a form of government. It is a complete system, encompassing religious, legal, political, economic and military components, with each being utilized as required. “Muslims” are those that follow the Islamic doctrine. Islamic domination occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called “religious rights.” When politically correct and culturally diverse societies, such as ours, agree to seemingly reasonable Muslim demands for their religious liberties, they are subsequently enforced on the remainder of the population through the use of their political and military components. Dr. Peter Hammond, in his...
  • One Message for the Americans, One Message for the Muslims

    05/23/2016 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Counter-Jihad Report ^ | May 1, 2016 | John Guandolo
    How is it that nearly fifteen (15) years after 9/11 none (ie ZERO) of the Islamic advisors to the United States government have shared with our leaders the Quranic concept of abrogation, the definition of “jihad” in sharia (Islamic Law), or the fact sharia obliges jihad until the entire world is under sharia? It is because sharia obliges Muslims to lie to non-Muslims when the goal is obligatory (eg Jihad), and makes it a capital crime for Muslims to teach other Muslims anything about Islam which is not a part of authoritative Islam. This means if American leadership wants to...
  • Ten Arabic Words: Bracken’s Challenge to National Security Professionals

    05/23/2016 7:18:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused. dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words that should already be a part of your working vocabulary. If you can’t readily discuss their...
  • Egyptair Flight 804 Crash: Assume Terrorism Until Conclusively Proven Otherwise

    05/23/2016 4:33:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 23,2016 | Joseph Klein
    Investigators are holding back from drawing any definitive conclusions as to the cause of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 last Thursday during a flight from Paris to Cairo, pending retrieval of flight recorders and further examination of the wreckage. However, terrorism is suspected as the most likely cause.
  • Sources say hunt for black boxes makes key progress

    05/22/2016 6:42:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | May 21, 2016 9:56 PM EDT
    Search crews located the data recorders for EgyptAir Flight 804 close to an area where human remains and debris from the crashed flight have been found, an Egyptian government source told CBS News on Saturday. Egyptian media, including state media, were reporting the same development, CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports. Late Saturday, a U.S. intelligence source confirmed to CBS News the data recorders, commonly known as black boxes, have been approximately located by their pings and that recovery efforts were underway. There has been no official confirmation, and EgyptAir wouldn't confirm or deny that the black boxes have been...
  • Egypt Sends Robot Submarine to Hunt for EgyptAir Jet

    05/22/2016 8:36:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Egypt deployed a robot submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, warning investigations into the disaster would take time. In his first public remarks on Thursday's crash of the Airbus 320 jet, which killed all 66 people on board, Sisi also said all possible scenarios were still being considered and cautioned against rushing to conclusions. “Search equipment has moved today from the oil ministry, they have a submarine that can reach 3,000 meters under water,” he told assembled ministers and members of parliament at the opening of a...
  • EgyptAir 804 disappears from radar Paris-Cairo - PPRuNe Forums

    05/22/2016 11:03:29 AM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    PPRune ^ | 5/22/2016 | Staff
    #37 Given the altitude and airspeed at the point of disappearance the plane, or parts of it, will likely be quite some distance south east of the last know location, which could be in shallower parts of the Med. Discarding the usual creative but pointless theories, all we know with any degree of certainty is that the plane disappeared suddenly at cruising altitude (or thereabouts) having just entered Egyptian airspace. The rapidity of the event suggests some kind of very sudden 'mechanical' failure - cause unknown. Realistically there are only two broad possibilities; explosive device or a sudden mechanical/structural/engine-type failure....
  • Hamas slams 'Arafat the coward'

    05/22/2016 3:08:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas politburo official Mahmoud al-Zahar reignited the war of words between his terrorist organization and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, which have long been bitter rivals. Hamas and Fatah have remained violently divided despite the unity deal sealed by Abbas in April 2014 when he torpedoed the US-led peace talks. In recent days - even as Egypt is leading talks in Cairo to try and unify the Palestinian factions - al-Zahar upped the ante on Hamas-Fatah tensions by slamming Fatah founder and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat for being a "coward" and fleeing a battle with Israel, before...
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO — In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, “We will bring this plane down.” Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the plane’s registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote “traitor” and “murderer.”
  • German investigative police report increase in violent Islamists

    05/22/2016 12:55:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22.05.2016 | [ss/rc (dpa, AFP, KNA)]
    Germany’s investigative police agency reported that the number of dangerous Islamists in Germany has sharply risen over the past year. In a report published in the Sunday edition of the German daily newspaper “Die Welt”, the German Criminal Police Office (BKA) said it had tracked 497 instances of “threats” or individuals with extremist views who could be suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks. The agency added that an additional 339 Islamists were also being tracked as “relevant persons,“ or individuals who may assist and sympathize with terrorist causes. […] Austria’s domestic intelligence agency also reported several days earlier that the...
  • Matt Bracken: The Hybrid Vigor of the Coming European Islamic State

    05/22/2016 12:36:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 May, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    This is heartbreaking to see, but very important. This is how a dhimmi is created in a gun-free country, where armed self-defense is an alien concept. This is prison yard rules, and the young German is just fresh meat. This German kid will probably convert to Islam just to stop the pain and “gain the respect” of his new masters. Note how the bully threatens to beat him every day just to harden him up and make him a man. A similar psychological process occurs in military boot camp with new recruits. He doesn’t know it yet, but his mother...
  • EgyptAir flight MS804: Pilot spoke with air traffic control 'for several minutes before crash'

    05/22/2016 3:20:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Independent UK | May 22, 2016 | by John Lichfield
    Headline only per FR posting rules. EgyptAir flight MS804: Pilot spoke with air traffic control 'for several minutes before crash'
  • ISIS calls for attacks on America during Ramadan

    05/21/2016 10:18:30 PM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/22/2016 | Ben Ariel
    The Islamic State (ISIS) group appeared to try to keep morale high among its supporters in a new audio message released on Saturday, which also called for attacks on the US during the holy month of Ramadan, AFP reports. The audio recording reportedly featuring ISIS spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was posted online late Saturday evening after much fanfare by ISIS supporters on Twitter. "Will we be defeated if we lose Mosul, or Sirte, or Raqa, or all the cities, and go back to how we were before?" Adnani said. The three cities are ISIS's strongholds in Iraq, Libya, and Syria...
  • Jihadis recruiting staff at airports in France

    05/21/2016 4:29:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 21, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    But to try to screen Muslim employees, which is well-nigh impossible anyway, or to stop hiring Muslims -- that would be "Islamophobic." "Islamist extremists 'recruiting staff at airports in France,'" by Nicholas Cecil and Peter Allen, Evening Standard, May 20, 2016: Islamist extremists are attempting to recruit staff at French airports, it was claimed today. Workers at Charles de Gaulle airport were checked out in a security review following last November's Paris terror attack. Eric Moucay, a lawyer who represented some of the staff, made the claim today as he discussed how around 70 employees reportedly had their security passes...
  • BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist

    05/21/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | May 20, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist Involved In Killing Americans In Benghazi So look what we have here. Amr Khaled is a well known Muslim Brotherhood Jihadi of the first class known in Egypt. And what do we know. Look here. He shares his friendship and old photos on that flight with the captain of the crashed Egyptian flight MS804, Mohammed Said Shaker/Shukeir. This spells trouble. So who is Amr Khaled? He is a Jihadi who lent material support to Jihadists in Benghazi that killed Americans. For evidence, here, Ahmad...
  • BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque

    05/21/2016 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Lera · 105 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 5/21/16 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title : BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque And Said Farewell Before He Crashed The Plane And Slaughtered Everyone More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said "farewell" as if 'we who are about to die salute you'. He called his brother before take-off telling him to 'pray for him' as he was going for martyrdom. He...
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • EgyptAir Crash: Flight Data Seems to 'Point Toward a Bomb' as First Images of Debris Emerge

    05/21/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by tellw · 84 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/21/16 | Raf Sanchez
    Data from the final moments before EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean suggest an "internal explosion" tore through the right side of the aircraft, a pilot said last night. Investigators trying to determine whether the A320 was brought down by terrorism or a technical fault are poring over a series of warnings indicating smoke filled the cabin shortly before it disappeared from radar. French authorities confirmed that smoke detectors went off aboard the flight a few minutes before it crashed but said it was not clear what caused the smoke or fire. A commercial pilot with a major European...
  • A Fake Museum for a Fake Palestine-The Palestinian Museum is as empty as its soul

    05/20/2016 4:35:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-20-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Fake Museum for a Fake Palestine The Palestinian Museum is as empty as its soul. May 20, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. 150 years ago, Mark Twain visited Muslim-occupied Israel and wrote of “unpeopled deserts” and “mounds of barrenness,” of “forlorn” and “untenanted” cities. Palestine is “desolate,” he concluded. “One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings.” The same is true of the Palestinian Museum which opened with much fanfare and one slight problem. While admission is free,...
  • General Odierno Says ISIS Was Avoidable

    05/20/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    General Odierno Says ISIS was AvoidableGen. Raymond Odierno said he believes the Islamic State’s creation was avoidable during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Host Joe Scarborough asked Odierno, who commanded the Multi-National Forces in Iraq for about two years, if ISIS and the current state of Iraq were avoidable when the United States ended formal combat operations there. “Did it ever have to begin? Was ISIS avoidable?” Scarborough asked. “I think it is, and I’m not one for revisionist history,” Odierno said. “Actually, I was, on 1 September 2010, that’s when I gave up command in Iraq and that...
  • Donald J. Trump Response to Hillary Clinton

    05/20/2016 3:47:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 101 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | May 19, 2016
  • EgyptAir Flight MS804: Three Air Marshals Were Aboard Crashed Jet

    05/20/2016 6:40:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 19 May 2016 | Gemma DiCasimirro and F. Brinley Bruton
    Three air marshals were among the 66 people aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 that crashed while flying over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. France's transport chief Alain Vidalies told reporters that having that many security officers on such a flight was "the usual practice." He added that the plane — which can carry up to 189 passengers — was not transporting any freight. Related: Missing EgyptAir Jet Raises Fears of 'Worst-Case Scenario' Former NTSB investigator Greg Feith told MSNBC that Egypt had boosted security recently, which could explain the number of officers on board. "The only other reason to...
  • Ten Arabic Words:Bracken's Challenge to Security Professionals

    05/20/2016 9:53:51 PM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 27 replies
    The Gates of Vienna ^ | Matthew Bracken
    Excellent piece by Matt Bracken at GoV. Please follow link for more.
  • EgyptAir Flight Data Shows Smoke Detected in Bathroom Before Crash: Report

    05/20/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Data transmitted from a doomed EgyptAir flight minutes before it fell off radar screens suggests a fire had broken out on board the plane, according to an aviation industry website. AvHerald.com is reporting that data transmissions from EgyptAir Flight 804 to ground stations show smoke was detected in a bathroom near the cockpit. The report includes the plane-to-ground messages sent in the final minutes of the flight: 00:26Z 2600 SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE 00:27Z 2600 AVIONICS SMOKE 00:28Z 561100 R FIXED WINDOW SENSOR 00:29Z 2200 AUTO FLT FCU 2 FAULT 00:29Z 2700 F/CTL SEC 3 FAULT The information would suggest the...
  • Body parts, debris and possible oil slick found in Mediterranean as first evidence

    05/20/2016 12:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 20, 2016
    Pieces of luggage, human remains, wreckage and what could be a tell-tale oil slick were found early Friday in the Mediterranean Sea where an EgyptAir passenger plane went down a day earlier, according to officials. The first physical clues to the crash of Flight 804, which carried 66 passengers, crew and security officers, surfaced about 190 miles off the coast of the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Reports of debris being found on Thursday proved false, but the verified debris field could bring authorities closer to the all-important flight data recorder, which could provide insight into what caused the crash. An...
  • BREAKING: EgyptAir Flight MS804 Captain Is A Muslim Linked To Terrorist Involved In Benghazi

    05/20/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 122 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    (Original title too long, at "BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist Involved In Killing Americans In Benghazi) So look what we have here. Amr Khaled is a well known Muslim Brotherhood Jihadi of the first class known in Egypt. And what do we know. Look here. He shares his friendship and old photos on that flight with the captain of the crashed Egyptian flight MS804, Mohammed Said Shaker/Shukeir. Amr Khaled: “I was with Captain Ahmad Shukeir in the plane that is missing in one of my journeys. He is the kindest of...
  • EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before

    05/20/2016 11:49:55 AM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | May 20, 2016 2:22 pm | Robert Spencer
    EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before she died in flight MS804What a coincidence. Might Samar Ezz Eldin have been part of a jihad cell that worked to take down the plane? The possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand. “EgyptAir cabin crew posted picture of plane crashing on Facebook year before tragic flight MS804,” by Simon Robb, Metro.co.uk, May 20, 2016: A flight attendant on the tragic EgyptAir flight MS804 had posted a picture of a plane crashing, months after she got a job with the airline. Samar Ezz Eldin, 27, uploaded...
  • Missing EgyptAir 804 plane crash: Flight stewardess feared dead posted bizarre Facebook image ...

    05/20/2016 1:57:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | May 20, 2016 | Anthony Bond
    Complete Headline: Missing EgyptAir 804 plane crash: Flight stewardess feared dead posted bizarre Facebook image of jet crashing into sea A flight stewardess feared dead after an EgyptAir jet crashed into the Mediterranean posted this bizarre image of a plane crash on her Facebook page. The image appears to show a female flight attendant emerging from the sea with the wreckage of a plane crash behind her. It was shared by Samar Ezz Eldin who is thought to have been one of the crew members onboard the doomed airliner. Experts fear it crashed into the sea while travelling from Paris...
  • Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror

    05/20/2016 12:30:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 20 May, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused. dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words that should already be a part of your working vocabulary. If you can’t readily discuss their...
  • Counterterrorism Resolution in Louisiana House

    05/20/2016 11:59:25 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Louisiana House of Representatives ^ | 20 May 16 | Barry Ivey
    An important resolution in the Louisiana House of Representatives has been authored by Rep. Barry Ivey. Actually, there are two identical resolutions, one a House resolution and one a House Concurrent Resolution, which would also go over to the Senate. These resolutions call on law enforcement agencies and government entities in the state of Louisiana to to avoid and suspend contacts and outreach activities with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). As the resolution language notes, CAIR has been identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group and an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing prosecution in US history...
  • Israel defense minister quits, warns of "extremist" takeover

    05/20/2016 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:38 AM EDT | Ian Deitch
    Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following reports that he was to be replaced. Moshe Ya’alon’s departure removes a strong voice of moderation in the Cabinet and deepens the rift between the security establishment and the hardline politicians. Ya’alon told reporters that “Israel is a healthy society” with a “sane majority” that is tolerant of minorities and strives for a liberal and democratic society. “But to my great dismay extremist and dangerous elements have taken...
  • EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean

    05/20/2016 8:49:31 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2016
    The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel the mystery of why it swerved and plummeted into the sea. Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The country's aviation minister has said a "terrorist attack" was a more likely cause than technical failure for the plane's disappearance on a flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board.
  • Report: Pope's Popularity Plummets;Gates,Putin,Now More Admired Than Pontiff

    05/10/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 10,2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    The immense popularity enjoyed by Pope Francis ever since his election in 2013 has precipitated sharply during the past year, and he no longer ranks among the top ten most admired men in the world, according to a massive new study involving 31,000 interviews.
  • Seventh Heaven: Germany's Refugees Flock to Christian Churches for Baptism

    05/20/2016 12:01:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | sputniknews
    Christian churches in Germany have reported widespread interest from recently-arrived migrants and refugees who want to convert to Christianity, German newspaper Focus reported.
  • Trump fires back at Clinton over Muslim ban: 'Ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night'

    05/20/2016 8:46:37 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Donald Trump is firing back at Hillary Clinton for saying his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. promotes terrorism. “The fact that Hillary thinks the temporary Muslim ban, which she calls the ‘Muslim ban’, promotes terrorism, proves Bernie Sanders was correct when he said she is not qualified to be President,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's campaign said in a statement on Thursday
  • It was 1979 (not 2003) that Unleashed Political Islam

    05/20/2016 7:59:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Manda Zand Ervin
    It has become the fact in American political talking points, even Mr. Trump insists that what is going on in the Middle East today is the result of the President Bush’s 2003 policy in Iraq that opened the doors to chaos and the creation of ISIS. No one, however, is going back to search for the root causes of the events in today’s complicated and problematic Middle East. The facts are, notwithstanding the forever continuing Palestinian/Israeli war, that the Middle East was kept relatively peaceful and political Islam and its terrorism was kept under control in a secular Iran until...
  • Trump says EgyptAir flight is ‘another terrorist attack’ — and he may be right

    05/19/2016 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | MAY 19, 2016 6:45 AM | ELIZABETH KOH ekoh@mcclatchy.com
    Donald Trump suggested that the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was “another terrorist attack” Thursday morning, noting the flight’s departure from Paris, which has been the target of terrorist attacks in the last year. Looks like yet another terrorist attack. Airplane departed from Paris. When will we get tough, smart and vigilant? Great hate and sickness!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2016
  • Debris from EgyptAir plane crash found in Mediterranean, Egyptian military says

    05/20/2016 4:48:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 20, 2016
    The Egyptian military said Friday that it had located wreckage from EgyptAir flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea. Egyptian army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said in a statement posted on his Facebook page that Egyptian jets and naval vessels found "personal belongings of the passengers and parts of the plane debris," 180 miles north of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. Searchers had been looking at a wide area south of the Greek island of Crete for the Airbus A320, which was nearing the end of its scheduled flight from Paris to Cairo early Thursday when contact was lost....
  • Missing EgyptAir MS804 'plane crash conspiracy theory' emerges ...

    05/20/2016 3:26:11 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Mirror ^ | 20 May 2016 | Stephen Jones
    In an apparent incredible coincidence there are exactly 804 days between the two flights vanishing - the same call sign as the jet in the latest disappearance ...
  • Egyptian search team says it has found debris from missing plane and is now looking for black box

    05/20/2016 2:15:24 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/20/16 | James Rothwell
    10:08am Personal belongings found - Egyptian military "Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Alexandria," a spokesman for the Egyptian military has said.
  • Egypt's tourism industry 'one disaster from being finished' after MS804 crash, say experts

    05/19/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Qin Xie
    After a decade of political turmoil and the downing of a holiday jet last year, tourism in Egypt was left in a desperate state - so will the MS804 tragedy sound the death knell for the industry? Figures from February this year show that visitor numbers to Egypt practically halved and the average number of nights spent in the country is down by 67.2 per cent compared to 2015. The country's tourism industry, says one expert, is now one disaster away from being finished altogether.
  • Trump labels EgyptAir crash ‘another terrorist attack’

    05/19/2016 6:48:52 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 146 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 19, 2016
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump quickly concluded the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 to be an act of terror on Thursday. “Looks like yet another terrorist attack,” Trump tweeted. “Airplane departed from Paris. When will we get tough, smart and vigilant? Great hate and sickness!” Egyptian authorities said Thursday morning it’s too early to call the plane’s disappearance an act of terror – but Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi acknowledged that terror is a “stronger” possibility than technical failure.
  • French intelligence warned the country was 'clearly being targeted by ISIS' and was at risk...

    05/19/2016 8:56:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/19 | summers
    The head of France's internal intelligence agency had warned the country was being 'clearly targeted' by ISIS a week before the Paris to Cairo flight took off. EgyptAir Flight MS804 has gone missing over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board amid reports of a merchant ship captain having seen a 'flame in the sky'. An Egyptian civil aviation authority spokesman has said the plane, with 15 French passengers and one Briton on board - most likely crashed into the sea. The cause of the disaster remains unknown but it comes seven months after a bomb blew up a Russian...
  • Islamic State militants statement claims bomb downed EgyptAir from Paris

    05/19/2016 7:16:40 AM PDT · by wtd · 43 replies
    Newsday 24/7 ^ | 5/19/2016 | Linda Bolgrad
    Islamic State militants statement claims bomb downed EgyptAir from Paris Statement by Islamic State militants claims the group was behind the downing of Egyptian passenger plane from French capital Paris that was pounded for Egypt’s Cairo. The jihadist group claims bomb inside plane caused explosion that crashed plane. It’s believed all those on board might have died. French authorities said earlier the plane crashed in southern Mediterranean and later remnants was found near Greek island.