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  • Stop Freaking Out About Trump’s State of Emergency Threats

    01/11/2019 9:08:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | January 9, 2019 | Zachary Karabell is a contributing editor
    Though betting odds had a 20 percent chance that Donald Trump would use his brief prime-time Oval Office address to declare a national emergency at the Mexican-U.S. border, he did not. Instead, he dedicated his time to a hodge-podge of lurid descriptions of violence juxtaposed to a plea for humanitarian aid. In no way does that mean the issue is settled, and a national emergency declaration remains very much in the mix as one way to break the logjam, appeal to the Republican base, reopen the government, and, oh, trigger a legal crisis. Just Wednesday, Trump claimed an “absolute right”...
  • Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs

    01/06/2019 9:52:32 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | January 2, 2019 | Anthony Gockowski
    Violent crimes increased by more than 50 percent in 2018 in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, nicknamed “little Mogadishu,” which authorities attribute to Somali gang activity in the area. Buried in a recent Star Tribune article was the fact that violent crimes jumped from 54 in 2010 to 84 in 2018, an increase in roughly 56 percent. Authorities attribute the violence to rivalries between Somali gangs, such as the Somali Mafia, the Somali Outlaws, the Hot Boyz, and Madhibaan with Attitude ... the Outlaws and Madhibaan with Attitude have a rivalry that stretches back years ... A 2013 CBS article detailed the...
  • Pentagon plans to scale back in Somalia, latest sign Trump wants to cut troops abroad

    01/04/2019 3:34:50 PM PST · by McGruff · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 | Dan De Luce and Courtney Kube
    The U.S. military plans to scale back its role in Somalia and curtail airstrikes against al-Shabab insurgents after having taken out many of the group's senior operatives, two senior U.S. officials told NBC News, the latest signal the Trump administration is looking to cut the number of troops deployed around the world. The move reflects an assessment by the administration that while the Shabab insurgency remains a threat to the Somali government and neighboring countries, it does not pose a direct danger to the U.S., current and former officials said. And it follows President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement last month...
  • Danish Minister for Migration: “Somalis go home and rebuild your country”

    12/18/2018 2:44:57 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    Danish authorities have concluded that the situation in some parts of Somalia is safe, and that Somalis no longer have valid grounds for asylum. Following a review of the situation in Somalia, which began in 2017, residence permits will therefore be withdrawn for no less than 1,000 Somalis. “It is time for them to go home now,” Denmark states. “If you no longer need our protection and your life and your health are no longer at risk in your homeland, you must of course return home and build up your country of origin”, says Minister for Migration Inger Støjberg, according...
  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • Police exploring background of Seattle man arrested in vehicle attack outside L.A. synagogue

    11/27/2018 12:32:04 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | NOV 26, 2018 | JAMES QUEALLY
    Authorities are trying to determine the motivations and background of a 32-year-old Seattle man who allegedly tried to run down two men outside of a synagogue in Hancock Park last week in an attack that police have described as a hate crime. Mohamed Mohamed Abdi was arrested outside of Congregation Bais Yehuda in the 300 block of La Brea Avenue Friday night and held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he yelled a number of anti-Semitic insults and barreled his car toward the two men around 9 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Horace Frank said....
  • Leader of area mosque arrested by U.S. agents [Sea-Tac Airport]

    11/16/2005 7:08:03 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 8 replies · 482+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Nov. 16, 2005 | JOHN IWASAKI
    The respected leader of a Rainier Valley mosque was arrested Monday on an immigration charge, surprising those who knew his work in Seattle's Somali community. Federal agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Abu Abrahim Sheik Mohamed at Sea-Tac Airport as he got off a domestic flight, federal criminal justice sources said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lorie Haley said only that Mohamed, 37, was "in custody on immigration violations" and is being held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. She declined to specify what immigration regulations Mohamed is accused of having violated. While he is being...
  • Prosecutors: Seattle [SOMALI] Man Traveled To LA Specifically For Attack Outside Synagogue

    11/28/2018 9:56:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Mohamed Abdi Mohamed is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Deputy District Attorney Richard Ceballos told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan that authorities believe Mohamed traveled to California to commit the crime, while an attorney from the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office countered that the prosecution’s theory was “purely speculative.” Police say the 32-year-old yelled anti-Semitic remarks at the pair of victims, made a U-turn and then drove at the men, who were on a sidewalk. Mohamed faces a possible maximum sentence of eight...
  • Driver tried to hit men leaving LA synagogue: cops

    11/26/2018 11:35:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 27, 2018 | 12:00am | AP
    The suspect, Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, but is now a U.S. citizen, officials said.
  • Somalia: Muslims murder Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers for playing music

    11/26/2018 2:50:29 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 57 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/26/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Whenever I note that Islamic law forbids music (aside from nasheeds, a cappella songs encouraging jihad), I am excoriated as a greasy Islamophobe, but it’s nonetheless true: Hadith Qudsi 19:5: “The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance.” (The Hadith Qudsi, or holy Hadith, are those in which Muhammad transmits the words of Allah, although those words are not in the Qur’an.) Muhammad also said: (1) “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical...
  • Here's Hillary Clinton With a Truly Horrible Take On the 'Migration Issue'

    11/23/2018 12:40:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Splinter ^ | November 23, 2018 | Jack Crosbie
    Hillary Clinton popped back into the news cycle on Thanksgiving in the worst possible way, after the Guardian quoted her as saying, basically, that Europe needs to get harsher on migrants and refugees or else people like Donald Trump will keep winning elections. Just to reiterate this is a bad and terrible stance that only some kind of ultra-warped center-think could come up with. The interview took place before the midterms, according to the Guardian, and was published as part of the paper’s new “The New Populism” series, which might explain why they decided to drop the quotes on Thanksgiving...
  • Another day another gang rape: Woman raped in Swedish playground by three Africans

    11/15/2018 9:10:38 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 13 November 2018 | Voice of Europe
    A 25-year-old woman has been gang raped by Africans in a playground in central Stockholm. The woman contacted the police herself on Friday, who then arrested the three men the same evening. The arrest warrants show that the men are 18, 20 and 29 years old. Two are citizens of Somalia and the third in Eritrea. One of them needs interpreting in Somali and another in Arabic. Which means that they most likely are newly arrived migrants. Two of them are previously convicted. The 18-year-old has committed assaults and drug offences. The 20-year-old is convicted of several cases of theft...
  • Report: Terrorists Exploit Food Stamps To Fund Domestic, International Attacks

    10/27/2018 8:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 25, 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The report provided numerous examples of fraudsters exploiting the food stamp program to fund terrorist activities. A grocery store owner in Chicago was imprisoned in 2006 for stealing $1.4 million through food stamp fraud and aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In 2010, two Somali store owners in Michigan pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud and running an unlicensed money transfer business that sent money to “hot spots” in the Middle East and Africa. In Indianapolis, a ring of convenience stores bought food stamps from customers for 50 cents on the dollar. The ringleader was arrested on a return flight from...
  • Al-Shabaab says it has killed British 'spy' in Somalia

    10/25/2018 1:23:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Ruth Maclean and Jason Burke
    The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab has said it has killed five people including a Briton whom it accused of spying. Three of the men publicly shot dead in al-Shabaab-controlled territory in Somalia were accused of spying for the US government and one for Somali authorities. The fifth is thought to have been Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 32, a terrorism suspect who gave British authorities the slip in 2013 by cutting off his electronic tag, putting on a burqa and walking out of a west London mosque. The al-Qaida-linked group routinely shoots people accused of being spies, though often these are simply...
  • Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns

    09/13/2018 9:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6th, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say. (Full title). ... The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond once put a gun to a driver’s head during a traffic stop and sometimes ignored calls, according to court filings indicating that psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about his fitness for duty. The revelations surfaced after defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, who is accused of shooting Damond in July 2017 after she dialed 911 to report...
  • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    09/03/2018 4:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/2/18 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt
    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers. Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagon’s defense strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia. But they represent a more severe cut of Special Operations forces in Africa than initially expected, leaving...
  • Danish government left information out of UN response over FGM asylum case

    08/23/2018 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 23 August 2018 09:59 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    In a response to the UN, the government failed to include information regarding its practice in asylum cases involving female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. Although the country’s refugee agency Flygtningenævnet, which is part of the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, wished to submit the information, a section relating to FGM was removed, making the response less controversial, according to a report by newspaper Information. The decision to remove such information was taken by the ministry in consultation with the Ministry of Justice’s section for state and human rights (Stats-og Menneskeretskontor), according to the report. Information reports that public documents...
  • Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates

    08/12/2018 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Avery Anapol
    A conservative activist crashed a campaign event for two Muslim candidates on Saturday, interrupting them with shouted questions about Hamas and “terrorist groups.” Laura Loomer, formerly of the group Project Veritas, shared images and video of the incident on Twitter, calling the candidates "Jihadi" and writing that she was helping Minnesotans “break free from Sharia.” The event supported Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D). Omar is a Somali-American candidate running to fill the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who is running for Minnesota attorney general. Tlaib, meanwhile, won the...
  • Why Restrict Visa’s From: Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Libya?

    01/30/2017 9:14:17 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Sundance
    (Via CNN) No person accepted to the United States as a refugee, Syrian or otherwise, has been implicated in a major fatal terrorist attack since the Refugee Act of 1980 set up systematic procedures for accepting refugees into the United States, according to an analysis of terrorism immigration risks by the Cato Institute. Oh Really? No Refugees implicated in terrorism? Read on…