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  • Amazon reviewing website after algorithm suggests bomb-making ingredients

    09/20/2017 11:27:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-20-17
    suggesting items that could be bought together to produce explosives on Monday, days after an apparently home-made bomb was detonated on the London Underground network. The ingredients, which are legal to purchase, were included in a “Frequently bought together” section in the listings for chemicals, the broadcaster said. Other materials that could be used in bomb making, such as ball bearings, ignition systems and remote detonators, were available on the site, and some of them were suggested on the same page as the chemicals in the “Customers who bought this item also bought” section, Channel 4 said.
  • Political activist Rasmea Odeh a symbol of deportation’s many faces

    09/20/2017 9:31:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Maudlyne Ihejirika
    Rasmea Odeh was deported Tuesday. The 70-year-old Palestinian immigrant, whose U.S. citizenship was revoked by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not disclosing having served time as a prisoner in Israel, didn’t cry until the end, only after ICE refused her huge crowd of supporters entry into the airport. Before that, Odeh was staunchly defiant, the etched lines of her set countenance only occasionally twitching during a three-hour O’Hare Airport send-off for the political activist who became symbolic of a cause — Palestine liberation — her case gaining notoriety worldwide. “Up until this very moment, I didn’t believe they will throw...
  • There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world. Where do they live and what do they do?

    09/20/2017 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/19/2017 | Adam Taylot
    Slavery is not a thing of the past. A report released Tuesday by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3 million people in some form of modern slavery around the world on any given day last year. But by its very nature, the accuracy of that figure is hard to gauge. Slavery tends to be a hidden, illegal practice — one in which the victim's ability to speak out is limited. The authors of the Global Estimates of Modern Slavery study admit there are gaps in the available information: Although extensive...
  • Iran: Kurdish independence to ‘create another Israel’ – Ayatollah Jannati

    09/20/2017 7:55:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Hardline conservative Chairman of Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati asserted that Kurdistan’s bid for independence from Iraq is an attempt to “disintegrate” and “create another Israel” in the region, speaking at a session of the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in Tehran, Tuesday. Jannati stressed that “today’s important issue about Kurdistan is the climate that they want to disintegrate there and create another Israel in this region.” He went on to call on the Assembly of Experts to “strongly stand up against them because this situation is the demand of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel,” which he said...
  • U.S. must suffer 'painful responses' from Iran after Trump speech: Guards chief

    09/20/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2017 | Staff
    BEIRUT - The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that the United States should experience “painful responses” following President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism of Tehran at the United Nations. “Taking a definitive stand against Trump is only the beginning of the path,” said General Mohammad Ali Jafari, according to Sepah News, the news site of the Revolutionary Guards. “What is strategically important is that America witnesses more painful responses in the actions, behavior and decisions that Iran takes in the coming months.” “With the successive and exhausting defeats that the Americans have faced in the region from Iran,...
  • Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

    09/20/2017 12:15:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/17
    The Turkish Anadolu news agency reports that Racep Erdogan is considering levying sanctions on the Kurdish population over their upcoming referendum for independence. "As the national security council, we will advise the government on our decision. With it, the cabinet will meet and discuss this. It will both evaluate this and put forth their own stance on what kind of sanctions we can impose, or if we will, but these will not be ordinary," ...
  • Watch: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Remarks to 72nd UN General Assembly [+ txt]

    09/19/2017 5:53:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | N/A
    Link only available here. Will post excerpt of text of speech
  • Blowing Up One Of North Korea’s Missiles Suddenly Not Sounding So Crazy

    09/19/2017 4:31:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month I proposed what was clearly a provocative idea as the United States wrestles with the problem of North Korea and their diminutive dictator’s growing collection of nuclear toys. What if, I wondered, we were to use our missile defense system to shoot down one of Kim Jong-un’s ICBM’s the next time he fires a test shot over Japan? Others have suggested it in the past but it always seems to be dismissed as a needlessly risky idea. It would certainly be seen as a provocation in the face of a madman by some, but it seems as...
  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/19/2017 4:21:29 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 19 replies
    AMN (al Masdar News) ^ | 18/09/2017 | Andrew Illingworth
    Even Western mainstream media sources are now coming to realize and report on the sheer extent of the destruction that has been bestowed upon Raqqa. To this end, one particular Western journalist has noted that the urban devastation inflicted on the city exceeds that seen in Mosul and Aleppo.
  • Palestinian ex-terrorist to be deported from Chicago

    09/19/2017 12:46:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 19, 2017
    A Palestinian convicted terrorist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported from Chicago to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said. Supporters and community activists plan to gather at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal before Rasmea Odeh, 70, departs for Jordan, said Hatem Abudayyeh, coordinator of her defense committee. Odeh pleaded guilty in April to concealing her convictions when she applied for US citizenship in Detroit in 2004. Her record would have disqualified her from entering the US a decade earlier. In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed two young men...
  • Suicide bomber’s car explodes dozens of feet in the air after U.S. missile strike (GREAT VIDEO)

    This is like something that happens in a CGI action flick or a cartoon, via the BBC’s Feras Kilani reporting near Kirkuk, Afghanistan: It appears to be the quickest way for a suicide car bomber to reach Heaven by exploding in the sky after US missile hit him near Apparently the missile hit one car bomb which caused the second car to fly into the air where it then exploded:
  • ECHR ruling in Beslan terror attack case comes into force

    09/19/2017 8:23:45 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 3 replies
    Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) ^ | 19/09/2017 | None attributed
    On April 13, ECHR obliged Russian authorities to pay the terror attack victims about €3 million in compensation and €88,792 of costs and expenses. ECHR ruled that Russian authorities were aware of the planned terrorist attack but did not take necessary measures to prevent the tragedy. The court also exposed serious shortcomings in planning and controlling the operation of hostages’ rescue. The Justice Ministry claims that the ECHR’s ruling may indicate double standards regarding Russia, arguing that this decision contrasts ones made in precedent cases.
  • Danish Government on Escalating Malicious Migrant Crime: “Worst Situation Since 2nd World War”

    09/18/2017 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    10 News ^ | 16 September 2016
    Rule of law is imploding in Denmark as “low-tech jihad” and migrant gangs take over the streets. The Danish government should not be surprised. But it appears to be. Thousands of incidents involving loosened wheel bolts on cars, large rocks or cinder blocks thrown from highway overpasses, and thin steel wires strung across bicycle paths meant to decapitate unsuspecting cyclists, is spreading a growing sense of horror among the Danes. In almost all cases, the perpetrators have turned out to be from MENAP countries (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan).
  • Geneva University launches new course to help imams integrate in Swiss society

    09/18/2017 4:15:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 18 September 2017 11:24 CEST+02:00
    As the academic year begins at the University of Geneva (Unige), a new program is on offer that aims to help imams in Switzerland integrate into Swiss society. Speaking to La Tribune de Genčve, Unige’s rector Yves Flückiger said the new program would include courses in French language, political philosophy, human rights and ethics. The optional program is open to imams and people who teach in Islamic centers and has come out of discussions with Geneva cantonal government, he said. […] The initiative is in keeping with the university’s international outlook, Flückiger said, in the same vein as last year’s...
  • US Intelligence Gains Insight into IS by checking dead fighters' laptops, cellphones

    09/18/2017 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept. 18, 2017 | W. J. Hennigan
    U.S. intelligence analysts have gained valuable insights into the Islamic State's planning and personnel from a vast cache of digital data and other material recovered from bombed-out offices, abandoned laptops and the cellphones of dead fighters in recently liberated areas of Iraq and Syria. In the most dramatic gain, U.S. officials over the last two months have added thousands of names of known or suspected Islamic State operatives to an international watch list used at airports and other border crossings. The Interpol database now contains about 19,000 names.
  • Snapchat pulls channel from its app in Saudi Arabia

    09/18/2017 2:34:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | September 18, 2017: 7:24 AM ET | Sherisse Pham
    The Saudi government said Al Jazeera's Snapchat channel was breaking local laws related to published material and cyber crime, according to Snap. Officials requested the removal of the channel from the app's Discover section, a Snap spokeswoman told CNNMoney on Monday. "We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate," the spokeswoman said. ... The Qatar-owned news outlet has been in the crosshairs of several governments in the region during a prolonged diplomatic dispute in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar in June over...
  • London Underground Bombing Another 'Known Wolf' Terror Attack?

    09/18/2017 10:05:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/18/2017 | Patrick Poole
    An 18-year-old suspect being held over the attempted bombing of the London Underground on Friday was reportedly detained by police two weeks ago at the same Parsons Green station where the attack happened but was released.If confirmed, this would be the latest in a long string of "known wolf" terror attacks in Europe this year.The Daily Mail reported last night: The 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released, neighbours have said.  The teen -...
  • First pictures of arrested Tube bomb suspect

    09/18/2017 9:59:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Philip Whiteside
    These are the first pictures of a suspect being held by police investigating the Parsons Green Tube bombing. Yahyah Farroukh, 21, is listed as living at an address in Stanwell, Surrey, which was searched by officers on Sunday. He was arrested at a fried chicken shop where he worked in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night. Another 18-year-old was detained at Dover ferry port on Saturday morning.
  • Danish PM pledges to help marginalized women, criticizes Trump prior to UN summit

    09/18/2017 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 18 September 2017 12:57 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s government will give 315 million kroner (€42 million) to support women in conflict and war zones, with US president Donald Trump having withdrawn American support in the area. Prime Minister Lars Lřkke Rasmussen confirmed to broadcaster DR that the government would pledge more money to women at risk of rape, human trafficking and being married against their will. Funds are particularly needed in those areas in the current political climate, Rasmussen said. “We have a president sitting in the White House who has withdrawn from all international collaboration related to family planning,” the PM told DR. Earlier this year,...
  • So Where Did North Korea Get That Souped Up Rocket Fuel?

    09/18/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, North Korea launched yet another ICBM on a test run taking it over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. This one traveled more than 2,300 miles, further than the distance to Guam had they wanted to strike it. There’s increasing consensus that Kim’s missiles could reach the continental United States if he chose to take the shot.Over the course of the debate as to what we should about this, a great deal of attention has been paid to a couple of things. One is the miniaturization of Kim’s increasingly powerful nukes and whether or not he can...