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  • Fareed Zakaria -vs- Donald Trump Regarding Islam

    05/24/2016 4:45:13 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    CNN broadcast a one hour special yesterday called “Why they hate us” discussing why adherents to the most authentic interpretations of Islam hate the United States. Overall, the broadcasted presentation by Fareed Zakaria was good; actually, very good. Perhaps one of the best one hour presentations in quite a while. The content was engaging, the historical references were well presented and well outlined…. until a fatal flaw. The common, disconcerting and uncomfortable fatal flaw.
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • Bernie's Thug Life

    05/19/2016 2:57:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    The reason Bernie Sanders pointedly refuses to condemn his supporters for throwing chairs and making death threats against Democrat officials at and after the party’s Nevada convention is because he doesn’t actually object to their violent behavior. Sanders blew off pressure from Democrat leaders to disavow ugly tactics by his supporters at the event Saturday evening, calling the complaints “nonsense” and arguing that his supporters were not treated with "fairness and respect."
  • Rep. Randy Forbes: ‘In the Hands of Terrorists, Visas Can Become Weapons’

    05/13/2016 3:19:38 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/13/16
    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said on Thursday that visas issued to terrorists turn the documents into “weapons” by allowing them entry into the United States without proper vetting. “We also know that in the hands of terrorists, visas can become weapons,” Forbes said at a press conference at the Capitol. Forbes – along with co-sponsors Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) – introduced the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 on Wednesday. The Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016, which “strengthens the Visa screening process to combat immigration fraud, utilize social media to detect threat indicators,...
  • All Muslim Terrorists are Crazy

    05/12/2016 2:13:36 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 11, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Muslim terrorist stabbed four people at a train station near Munich while screaming, “Allahu Akbar”. In between proclaiming the glory of Allah, he also shouted that his victims were all “unbelievers”. A woman heard him say, “Infidel, you must die”. The German authorities came to the inescapable conclusion that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Instead the Muslim terrorist had been “mentally ill” and was probably not even fit to stand trial. The Koran wasn’t to blame. It was the fault of his psychological problems. This isn’t surprising. It’s a well known fact that there is no...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • Donald Trump blasts California protesters as "thugs and criminals"

    04/30/2016 12:22:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    CBS News ^ | Apr. 30, 2016 | Reena Flores/
    Donald Trump slammed the protesters at his recent California campaign events as "thugs and criminals," calling for police to dole out harsh punishments in a tweet early Saturday.
  • Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten

    04/30/2016 9:59:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    LA Times ^ | Apr. 30, 2016 | Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) By Cindy Carcamo , Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
    Latino activists said they expect more large protests as Donald Trump moves his presidential campaign into California. Trump faced large and hostile demonstrations outside a rally Thursday night in Costa Mesa and at the Burlingame hotel where he delivered a speech to the California Republican Convention on Friday. “I think it’s going to get worse if he gets the nomination and is the front-runner. I think it’s going to escalate,” said Luis Serrano, an organizer with California Immigration Youth Justice Alliance. “We’re going to keep showing up and standing against the actions and the hate Donald Trump is creating. We...
  • Another Clinton Email Coverup (Weekly Updtae)

    04/30/2016 9:49:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch New Benghazi Documents Reveal September 11, 2012, Hillary Clinton ‘Call Sheet’ Describes Benghazi Assault as Attack by ‘Armed Extremists’ Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir among Them Obama State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch It has taken several years of persistent legal pressure from Judicial Watch even to begin to expose Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. This week, for example, we reported that we could have known about her email games two years ago,...
  • 3 Tied to San Bernardino (CA) Gunman Are Indicted

    04/28/2016 6:15:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | IAN LOVETT and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    The investigation into the San Bernardino, CA massacre produced criminal charges on Thursday against the brother of one of the attackers and two other people — not for contributing to the mass shooting, but for their roles in a sham marriage designed to skirt immigration laws. On Dec. 2, Syed Rizwan Farook, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, armed themselves with assault rifles and pipe bombs, and carried out one of the worst terror attacks on American soil, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20 others at a social services center in...
  • Italy arrests suspects in IS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican

    04/28/2016 3:16:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Times of Israel Staff and Agencies
    Police make four arrests after intercepting communications between jihadist group and Moroccan-born man. Italian prosecutors said Thursday they had thwarted plans by at least three people to carry out terror attacks against the Israeli Embassy in Rome and the Vatican.
  • Feds arrest three relatives of San Bernardino terrorists

    04/28/2016 12:24:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2016
    The feds on Thursday busted the brother of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, in connection to a marriage scam that only came to light after last year’s jihadist massacre in California, officials said. Farook’s brother Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his Russian wife Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernykh, 26, were all taken into custody from their homes in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. All three were charged with marriage fraud, federal conspiracy and making false statements. Their phony marriages were basis for filling out immigration papers, obtaining bank accounts and driver licenses, officials said.
  • Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

    04/28/2016 11:23:10 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 4/28/2016 | uncredited
    LOS ANGELES — Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook's who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The two women arrested are Russian immigrants. Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. [snip]
  • Kansas, S.C. officials to slam Obama’s plan to transfer Gitmo detainees

    04/27/2016 2:18:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    State and local officials opposed to President Obama’s plan to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the mainland U.S. will get a platform to air their concerns Thursday during a House hearing. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is among the witnesses who will testify in opposition to the administration’s plan, at the session held by the Homeland Security’s oversight subcommittee. South Carolina is one of the states where the administration is considering transferring detainees, a plan that would need to be approved by a deeply skeptical Congress. Mr. Obama, whose campaign pledge to close the prison is...
  • Trump On Waterboarding: ‘I Love It, I Think It’s Great’

    04/20/2016 2:16:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/16 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump professed his love for waterboarding during a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday calling it “great.” While discussing ISIS, Trump said, “Now we’re living in medieval times. We’re weak, we’re ineffective.” After slamming Ted Cruz for his “weak, pathetic answer” at a debate regarding waterboarding, Trump said, “They asked me, What do you think about waterboarding, Mr. Trump?’ I said I love it. I love it, I think it’s great. And I said the only thing is, we should make it much tougher than waterboarding, and if you don’t think it works folks, you’re wrong. But you...
  • Pope's refugee families settle into Roman life (Wise move, Bergolglio)

    04/18/2016 1:54:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Staff
    ( Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday, April 16, 2016.) With Italian lessons and strolls around Rome, the 12 Syrian asylum seekers Pope Francis brought back with him from Lesbos are settling into new lives, their hosts said Monday. The three Muslim families are being housed temporarily by the Saint'Egidio religious community in the Rome district of Trastevere while they await longer-term accommodation being prepared for them in the Vatican, community spokesman Maximiliano Signifredi told AFP. "Yesterday they had their first Italian lessons. They have been going for walks...
  • VIDEO: Muslim mobs ATTACK car and SET FIRE to road to stop truckers in France

    04/16/2016 5:59:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 41 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/14/2016 | Pamela Geller
    <p>“Hundred-strong packs of Muslim migrants wielding iron bars becoming a regular sight for truckers….” These truckers need guns. No one is saying it, but we are seeing the beginning of a civil war (if the people fight back). If not, it is the Islamic conquest of Europe.</p>
  • How Obama's Refugee Policies Undermine National Security

    04/15/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    How Obama's Refugee Policies Undermine National Security The administration orders “shields down” in the wake of a succession of deadly terror attacks. April 15, 2016 Michael Cutler    The issue of the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States has understandably ignited a firestorm of protest by Americans concerned about their safety and the safety of their families. These Americans are not exhibiting "xenophobia," the usual claim made by the open borders immigration anarchists. They have simply been paying attention to what James Comey, the Director of the FBI, and Michael Steinbach, the FBI's Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism...
  • The Gitmo Exodus

    04/13/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama's rush to empty Guantanamo Bay prison and set free high-risk terrorists Despite warnings that Muslim terrorists remain a grave threat to the United States, President Obama gave two dangerous veteran jihadists at Guantanamo Bay get-out-of-jail-free cards earlier this month. Emptying out Guantanamo is a longtime goal of Obama. Shuttering the terrorist detention facility located on U.S.-held territory in Cuba has been a goal of President Obama, going back at least to the campaign trail in 2008. He wants to close the prison camp and unleash the worst of the worst among Islamic terrorists, allowing them to wreak havoc and...
  • CIA Director John Brennan: Agency Will Never Again Waterboard, Even If Future President Ordered It

    04/11/2016 12:28:14 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 11, 2016 | By Tim Hains
    CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel that his agency will never again engage in harsh "enhanced interrogation" practices, including waterboarding, which critics have called torture, even if ordered to by a president in the future. "I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I've heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure," Brennan said.
  • Majority Of Muslim Students Think Brussels Terrorists Are ‘Heroes’ Say Teachers

    04/11/2016 11:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Teachers working in the predominantly Muslim districts of Molenbeek and Schaerbeek in Brussels have reported that “90 percent of their students, 17, 18 years old” called the Islamist terrorists who attacked Paris and Brussels “heroes”. The revelation came in an article in the New York Times, wherein Steven Erlanger spoke to a Belgian policymaker who relayed the information from Belgium.
  • "Astonishing" two in three British Muslims would NOT give police terror tip-offs

    04/11/2016 4:07:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Express-UK ^ | April 11, 2016 | Laura Mowat
    Two thirds of British Muslims would not inform the police if they thought that somebody close to them had become involved with terrorist sympathisers, according to a poll. This alarming revelation suggests that more than 100,000 British Muslims could sympathise with suicide bombers and people who commit terrorist acts. The investigation is further proof that the Government's counter-terrorism programme, Prevent, is not providing intelligence to the police from Muslim groups. Former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, described this revelation as "astonishing" and "troubling". The survey also discovered that more than half of Muslims think that...
  • CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order

    04/10/2016 10:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | AP
    The director of the CIA says his spy agency will not engage in waterboarding or other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president. CIA chief John Brennan tells NBC News that he will not agree to carry out such techniques because “this institution needs to endure.” President Barack Obama banned waterboarding shortly after taking office in 2009. Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have suggested they would not continue Obama’s ban. Trump has gone as far as to say that he would bring back waterboarding and “worse” tactics to get information.
  • OBAMA FREES OSAMA'S ARMS DEALER ( Omar Khalif Mohammed )

    04/10/2016 9:18:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Arms dealer .. Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar. Yes he's got a lot of names. Also a longtime associate of Osama bin Laden who helped establish training camps for Al Qaeda after the US bombed them. He served as an explosives and weapons trainer at terrorist training camps. And commanded a training camp. He was an arms dealer who worked with Osama bin Laden and plotted to carry out IED attacks against US forces. He also has ties to Zawahiri and the mastermind of the USS Cole Bombing. He's listed as posing a high risk to the US...
  • Obama to Terrorists: ‘You Can Kill Some of Us, But We Will Get You’

    04/10/2016 8:56:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/10/16 | Aaron Kliegman
    President Barack Obama defended his response to global terrorism Sunday, saying that Americans should attend baseball games and go about their regular lives to avoid giving in to fear. “The job of the terrorists, in their minds, is to induce panic … get societies to change who they are,” Obama told Chris Wallace during an interview on Fox News Sunday. “What I’ve tried to communicate is, ‘You can’t change us. You can kill some of us, but we will hunt you down and we will get you,’” the president said. “In the meantime, just as we did in Boston after...
  • Why should Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen operate charter schools on U.S. Military bases?

    03/31/2016 12:39:57 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert R. Amsterdam
    A secretive Islamic movement is trying to infiltrate the U.S. military by establishing and operating publicly-funded charter schools targeted toward children of American service personnel. That charge may sound like a conspiracy theory from the lunatic fringe, but it is real and it is happening right now. The most immediate threat is in Nevada, where Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is currently negotiating with the United States Air Force to locate a charter school at Nellis Air Force Base, with classes starting this fall. What is not widely known is that CASLV is part of a nationwide organization...
  • Officials Say Brussels Terror Cell Is Too Large To Wipe Out

    03/30/2016 11:29:08 AM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 29, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    So that’s it, then? Continue importing millions more of these invaders? Shut the door and start deporting en masse. “Officials Say Brussels Terror Cell Is Too Large To Wipe Out,” Daily Caller, March 28, 2016: The terror cell behind the attacks in Paris and Brussels is much larger than previously thought, according to reports. Authorities have gained increased intelligence from a string of arrests in wake of the attacks in Brussels last Tuesday. Arrests occurred in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany over the weekend. “There is a large number [of members], all across Europe,” a senior U.S. official told...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘Love’ Will Defeat Islamic State

    03/30/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the “fear and distrust” caused by recent Islamist terror attacks and has called for more “love” as a means of stopping them. The billionaire Facebook owner argued that recent attacks in Belgium, Turkey, and Pakistan are specifically designed to “sow seeds of hatred” between countries and their Islamic communities.
  • Nuclear Jihad: The Threats Are Inside Our Tent

    03/30/2016 5:25:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    It's not over. It's never over. After last week's deadly airport and subway bombings in Brussels, the Belgian government remains on high alert for jihad attacks and espionage at its nuclear facilities. One Belgian nuke plant security guard was murdered recently and his ID is missing. Two of the Brussels bombers reportedly spied on the home of a top senior scientist in the country's nuclear program. ISIS has been implicated in an alleged insider plot to obtain radioisotopes from one of Belgium's nuclear plants for a dirty bomb. Two former Belgian nuke plant workers left their jobs to fight for...
  • Globalists Exploit Brussels Terror to Push Police State

    03/30/2016 5:07:35 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 March 2016 | Alex Newman
    The blood after last week's terror attack in Brussels, Belgium, was not even dry yet when globalists and anti-sovereignty extremists, in typical fashion, began demanding more assaults on liberty and more power for themselves under the guise of “protecting” people from terrorism. At the top of the agenda: exploiting the crisis to impose a “Security Union” on Europeans that would consolidate the emerging continental police state. The self-styled “president” of the European Union, for example, joined other radical politicians and bureaucrats in arguing that it was time for the EU super-state to have its own “intelligence” agency. Other European leaders...
  • Russia Shows What Happens When Terrorists’ Families Are Targeted

    03/29/2016 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/29/2016 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW — Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, was widely condemned when he called for the United States to “take out the families” of terrorists. His approach — even after he clarified that he was not talking about killing the relatives — was dismissed by many as immoral and unlawful. Yet, it is the very tactic that Russia has pursued for decades. It is the signature, though officially unacknowledged, policy behind Moscow’s counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategies, and Russia’s actions in smashing a Muslim separatist rebellion in the Caucasus provide a laboratory for testing Mr. Trump’s ideas. The family...
  • SHOTS FIRED AT CAMPERS/HIKERS IN ... HOT SPRINGS, CA; ARMED TERROR CELL ARRESTED NEAR LOS ANGELES

    03/28/2016 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 124 replies
    SuperStation 95 ^ | Mar 27, 2016
    8:28 PM EDT Sunday, 27 March -- A heavily armed group of men with Middle Eastern appearance was arrested two hours ago outside Los Angeles after opening fire upon Hikers and Campers in a large State Park in the area. Photos taken by one of the victims of the attack have been supplied to SuperStation95 as have screen shots of MMS messages sent/received during the incident. They appear below. No word yet from authorities about the identities or affiliation of the men arrested. The Adelanto, CA Police Department effectuated the arrests. According to the victim/witness, there were two groups of...
  • Hungarian PM: Mass Migration a Plot to Destroy Christian West

    03/28/2016 2:55:21 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 March 2016 | by Alex Newman
    Shortly before Europe was hit with the recent terror attack in Brussels, one prominent European leader was warning that the growing tsunami of Middle Eastern immigrants flooding into the West is actually an organized plot by internationalist extremists to destroy liberty, nationhood, Western civilization, and Christendom. Speaking last week at Hungary's National Museum in a historic speech that was largely ignored or distorted by the establishment press, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (shown) called on Europeans to unite against the threat emanating from the European Union headquartered in Brussels. The question, he said, is whether Europeans will live as slaves...
  • Apple Phone Broken

    03/28/2016 3:01:02 PM PDT · by DugwayDuke · 95 replies
    FoxNews | 3/28/2016 | FoxNews
    Foxnews announced FBI has broken into San Bernadino terrorist phone without aid from apple.
  • Police Misidentify Suspect as Brussels Airport Attacker

    03/28/2016 12:54:18 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2016 | ANDREW HIGGINS and AURELIEN BREEDEN
    <p>BRUSSELS — In another blunder acknowledged after the Brussels bombings, the Belgian authorities said Monday that they had misidentified a man arrested as the missing suspect shown in an airport surveillance photo, wearing a dark hat and white coat.</p> <p>The man, arrested on Thursday and charged on Friday, was released after three days in custody, during which some officials publicly vilified him as a terrorist. On Monday, the police said the real suspect, one of the men who took bombs hidden in luggage to a departure hall at Brussels Airport, remained at large, and they issued a new plea to the public to help identify him.</p>
  • The Radical Left's Unholy Alliance with Islam

    03/28/2016 12:07:00 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 21 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 03/28/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    The Islamic State terrorist organization known as ISIS first outlined their strategy to attack the West in a 99-page manifesto issued in January of 2015 under the title of “Black Flags from Rome.” ISIS states that their strategy in the West is to do “hit and run tactics and then go into hiding in order to waste millions and billions of dollars on police while shutting down major cities.” The manifesto further notes that, “once the media attention dies down, the Islamic State will tell another ‘Sleeper Cell’ to carry out another attack again.” Their reason being that “this will...
  • World's quietest submarine, cruise missiles, smart bombs Deadly arsenal Putin using to pound Syria

    03/28/2016 11:20:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    dailymail ^ | 28 March 2016 | David Williams And Jay Akbar
    World's quietest submarine, cruise missiles and smart bombs: The deadly arsenal Putin is using to pound Syria as Russia's awesome firepower drives Isis out of Palmyra Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support have driven Islamic State out of ancient city of Palmyra Assad supported by Putin has inflicted what the army called a 'mortal blow' to militants who seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples Putin is using Syria as a testing ground for a terrifying new generation of weapons His warplanes, missiles and tanks, smart bombs and satellite technology have already changed the...
  • CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured

    03/28/2016 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 28, 2016 | Spencer Ackerman
    The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. Some human rights campaigners described the act of naked photography on unwilling detainees as a potential war crime.
  • Judge bans a British father from taking his son to church... because his mother is a Muslim

    03/27/2016 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 25, 2016 | Olga Craig for The Mail on Sunday
    A British father has been banned from taking his son to a church after the boy's Muslim mother won a controversial court order preventing the boy from attending. The father – a non-practising Muslim who has forged close connections to his local Christian community and is divorced from the boy's mother – has been warned that he could be denied access to the nine-year-old if he attempts to take him to church or to a leisure centre it runs. Now the father, who was born in the UK to Pakistani parents, is challenging the ruling made by District Judge Williscroft...
  • Syria’s government says it has driven the Islamic State out of Palmyra

    03/27/2016 10:36:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 27, 2016 | Hugh Naylor
    BEIRUT — Syria’s government declared Sunday that its forces had seized Palmyra from the Islamic State, driving the militants out of the archaeologically significant city in a blow to the extremist group. Retaking the desert city, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage site known for its Roman-era ruins, is a substantial victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. His forces appear to have seized the upper hand in a devastating civil war that has turned into a dangerous proxy conflict. It also is a victory for Russia’s military involvement in Syria, an intervention that began in September...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Top Jihadist Claims Brussels, Paris Are Terror Rehearsals for ‘Big’ Attack Inside U.S.

    03/27/2016 2:38:04 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2016
    The deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels last week and in Paris last November are dress rehearsals for a coming “big” attack inside the United States, a leading Islamic State-allied militant claimed in an exclusive interview. Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, made the claim in a pre-recorded, hour-long interview to air in full on Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” the popular weekend talk radio program broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and NewsTalk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Klein doubles as Breitbart’ssenior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief.
  • Investigators: Multiple ISIS plots being planned in Europe

    03/24/2016 1:46:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2016 | Pamela Brown and Paul Cruickshank
    (CNN) — Investigators are aware of multiple additional ISIS plots in Europe possibly linked to the Paris and Brussels networks that are in various stages of planning. A combination of electronic intercepts, human sources and database tracking indicates several possible targets had been picked out by the ISIS operatives over the last few months since the Paris attacks, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Since the attacks earlier this week, information found in a raided apartment, including maps, indicated other potential targets had been chosen, one of the sources said. According to a senior Belgian counter-terrorism official, investigators believe the Brussels...
  • Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans

    03/24/2016 12:21:05 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2016
    Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to shuttering the facility in the wake of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in Brussels and Paris. Paul Lewis, the Pentagon's special envoy for Guantanamo detention closure, declined to provide the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee with details. He would not say whether the incidents occurred before or after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.
  • Islamic State trains 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks

    03/23/2016 8:30:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Times Picayune New Orleans ^ | March 23, 2016 | AP
    The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press. The network of agile and semiautonomous cells shows the reach of the extremist group in Europe even as it loses ground in Syria and Iraq. The officials, including European and Iraqi intelligence officials and a French lawmaker who follows the jihadi networks, described camps in Syria, Iraq and possibly the former Soviet...
  • Brussels attacks also shatter confidence in Europe's open borders

    03/23/2016 5:55:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Matt Pearce and Sheldon Chad
    The physical damage was easy to see. The attackers' bombs shattered an airport terminal and a subway station. But when one of the European Union's top leaders expressed his sympathies to the men, women and children hurt and killed in Brussels on Tuesday morning, he hinted that the three attackers purportedly acting on behalf of the extremist group Islamic State had caused even greater damage. "These attacks have hit Brussels today, Paris yesterday," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "But it is Europe as a whole that has been targeted." When the European Union was created in 1993, one of...
  • DoD’s Gitmo closure chief: Released detainees have killed Americans

    03/23/2016 1:54:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Closing the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and releasing most of its detainees, Barack Obama argues, will make Americans safer. Just how has that worked out so far? Even the man in charge of Obama’s project at the Department of Defense admitted today that released Gitmo detainees have murdered Americans.And yet, Paul Lewis argues, the project continues: Testifying before the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee, Paul Lewis, the Defense Department’s special envoy for the closure of the detention center, declined to provide details and did not say whether the incidents occurred before or after President Barack Obama took office...
  • ISIS trains hundreds of terrorists to infiltrate Europe

    03/23/2016 1:17:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/16 | Matt Wanderman
    ISIS has trained at least 400 of its fighters to attack Europe in a series of waves, Associated Press has found. The attacks would be similar to those in Paris and Belgium, and timed to cause the most possible destruction and chaos across the continent. The ranks are made up of terrorists from a range of origins who undergo training in Syria, Iraq, Libya and the former Soviet Union. After completing their training, they will work semi-autonomously as they infiltrate Europe and prepare their attacks. Many of these would come from the 5,000 Europeans who have already traveled to Syria...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Palestinian Terrorists Vent to Breitbart Jerusalem Over Trump’s AIPAC Speech

    03/23/2016 12:08:16 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2016 | Aaron Klein and Ali Waked
    Donald Trump’s speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday was followed closely by the main Palestinian jihadist factions here. Those factions were eager to comment to Breitbart Jerusalem on the GOP frontrunner’s statements about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • 'Expect a wave of terror attacks in Europe'

    03/22/2016 10:17:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 3/22/2016, 6:00 PM | Hezki Ezra
    MK Dr. Anat Berko (Likud), an expert on investigating terror, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday about the wave of bombings in Brussels earlier in the day that left 34 murdered, which was later claimed by Islamic State (ISIS). “Jihad tourism is returning home,” said Berko, referencing the large number of Muslim jihadists who left Europe for Syria and other battlefronts in the Middle East, and have now made their way back home. “The terror assault on European soil is nothing new. This is not the first assault, and also not the last. Jihad tourists are returning home to the...
  • Trump on Brussels: Told you so. Cruz joins front-runner in focusing on Muslims in America

    03/22/2016 3:06:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 22 March 2016 07:54 am EDT updated 4:40pm | Eli Stokols and Nolan D. McCaskill
    When the world awoke to news of terrorist attacks in Brussels, the only two remaining Republican presidential candidates with any chance of winning the nomination outright responded by stoking public fear and calling for action against Muslims. Donald Trump didn’t wait to consult with the foreign-policy advisors he announced less than 24 hours earlier, instead dialing into the morning shows to condemn the attacks that, he said, serve as further rationale for some of his most controversial ideas, from closing America’s borders to allowing the greater use torture in the war on terrorists. [snip]Not to be outdone, Ted Cruz, called...