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  • Tomi Lahren talks to Oregon congressional candidate, 27, who became American hero

    09/17/2020 7:52:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2020 | Caleb Parke
    Alek Skarlatos stopped a terrorist attack in Europe in 2015Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with Alek Skarlatos, a veteran hero who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015, about his run for Congress in Oregon's 4th congressional district. Lahren previewed her interview with the 27-year-old Army National Guard veteran on her show "No Interruption." The hero hopes to flip the seat Republican against 33-year incumbent liberal Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio. "He decided after taking down a terrorist he is ready to take down the swamp in Washington, D.C.," Lahren told "Fox & Friends" Thursday...
  • Hero from Paris train attack running to unseat liberal Oregon Democrat: 'He votes with AOC 96 percent of the time'

    06/17/2020 7:36:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2020 | David Montanaro
    A veteran who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 is running for Congress in Oregon, telling "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that liberal Democrat Peter DeFazio "doesn't represent" the rural district anymore. Alek Skarlatos, a veteran of the Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan, said he became interested in politics after speaking with his state senator on a plane to Washington, D.C. and was encouraged to consider running for office. "I did some research and the more I learned about the [4th Congressional District] and everything that happened to it under the tenure of...
  • Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?

    10/06/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/6/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Was last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist hero Alek Skarlatos was an intended target of Chris Harper-Mercer, who put several Christians to death in an Umpqua classroom on Thursday, Oct. 1 for being Christian. Read on and decide for yourself if Harper-Mercer may have wanted to make an example of Skarlatos for the world to see. And...
  • Strange Coincidence regarding the OR shooting!

    10/01/2015 6:08:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    I don’t know if this has been mentioned anywhere but Roseburg, OR is the town where Umpqua Community College is located. This is also the home town of Alek Skarlatos; he is one of the men who foiled the Paris train terrorist attack a few months back. Coincidence?
  • Alek Skarlatos Joins the Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 21

    Army National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos has joined the Dancing with the Stars Season 21 cast! Alek became a worldwide hero in August when he helped avert a massacre aboard a Belgian train. While on vacation after a deployment in Afghanistan, the 22 year-old sprang into action when an armed attacker began shooting on the train. Alek and two of his friends, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and student Anthony Sadler, disarmed and subdued the attacker, who was armed with guns and a box cutter.
  • France Announces Train Attack was 'Terrorist'

    08/25/2015 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Ayoub El Khazzani, the 25-year-old gunman from Morocco who opened fire on a train in France last week, intended to murder everyone on the train as part of a Muslim terrorist attack before being stopped by citizens, revealed French Prosecutor Francois Molins on Tuesday. El Khazzani, who lived in Spain where he was flagged as a potential jihadist by intelligence services that alerted France about him before the attack, was armed for a massacre, Molins said. He was toting an AKM assault rifle replete with 270 rounds of ammo, a Luger M80 automatic pistol packed with a full clip, a...
  • Brother of U.S. serviceman who helped thwart gunman on train says passengers 'lucky'

    08/23/2015 1:29:31 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Zahira Torres
    <p>Solon Skarlatos almost didn’t answer the phone when it rang Friday morning. It was from an unknown number in Europe. When he picked up, it was his brother Alek Skarlatos, who said he and his childhood friends had stopped a terrorist on a train headed to Paris.</p>
  • 'Give me back my gun,' train attacker pleads with Americans

    08/22/2015 6:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Paris (AFP) - A gunman tackled by young Americans on a train between Amsterdam and Paris pleaded with them to hand back his Kalashnikov after they overpowered him, one of the group said. "Everything happened very fast," Anthony Sadler, a student travelling with friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, both members of the US military, told France's BFMTV. "I didn't realise what was happening until I saw a guard run past. I looked back and saw a guy enter with a Kalashnikov. My friends and I got down and then I said 'Let's get him'," said Skarlatos, a 22-year-old member...
  • Oregon soldier takes down gunman on French train

    08/22/2015 7:57:41 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    KGW ^ | August 21, 2015 | John Tierney & Travis Worsowicz
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A National Guard soldier from Roseburg was among two American service members who took down a gunman who opened fire on a French train Friday. Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg was riding the train during a European vacation when a young man armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and a box cutter opened fire. Skarlatos and his traveling companion –Spencer Stone, who is in the Air Force – heard the gunshots from an adjacent car, according to his father Emanuel Skarlatos. “Of course they knew exactly what it was, being in the military,” Emanuel said.