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  • 2 killed in bomb blast in Somali capital

    10/22/2020 9:16:58 PM PDT · by xomething · 6 replies
    aa ^ | 10/20/2020 | Mohammed Dhaysane
    At least two people were killed Tuesday, and three others were wounded, when a bomb blast targeted the nation’s immigration and naturalization chief in Mogadishu, according to officials. Police captain Abdifatah Hassan confirmed the deaths to Anadolu Agency. The attack occurred near the busy KM4 intersection in the capital. Government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo told the Turkish news agency the attack targeted Mohamed Aden Kofi, head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. "A roadside bomb blast targeted the immigration chief. He survived the attack but three security guards were wounded,” he said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Join Event With Activist Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’

    10/21/2020 8:08:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 10/21/20 | Mairead McArdle
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday helped host an online event aimed at encouraging young people to vote that was organized by an activist who said last year that “America deserved 9/11.” The New York Democrat congresswoman, 31, spoke at the beginning of the virtual event, which was streamed on Twitch, and announced an “amazing lineup” of gamers to play “Among Us,” a newly popular video game. Hasan Piker, a vlogger who last year came under fire for saying “America deserved 9/11,” organized the event, which featured popular Twitch streamers along with Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who herself has...
  • BREAKING: @IlhanOmar connected cash-for-ballots harvesting scheme EXPOSED

    09/27/2020 7:40:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    James O'Keefe Twitter ^ | 9/27/20 1 hr ago | James O'Keefe
    BREAKING: @IlhanOmar connected cash-for-ballots harvesting scheme EXPOSED “Money is the king in everything”; harvester boasts harvesting HUNDREDS of 2020 absentee ballots ILLEGALLY! “Numbers do not lie...these here are all absentee ballots…my car is full…”#BallotHarvesting pic.twitter.com/cB2Bz31mSY— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 28, 2020
  • Omar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country'

    09/22/2020 9:01:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 22 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday night fired back at President Trump, who went after her at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Trump on Tuesday said Omar, a refugee from Somalia who came to the U.S. as a child, is “telling us how to run our country” and taunted her, asking, “How is your country doing?” Omar was quick to respond on Twitter. “Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you,” Omar shot back. “Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you...
  • Turkey and Iran are engaging in new operations in Africa - reports

    09/18/2020 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/18/20 | Seth Frantzman
    Call it a new 'Great Game' or war for hearts and minds, or just influence peddling, but Iran and Turkey are now engaged in greater efforts to expand their role in Africa. This comes as Russia and China are also extending networks on the continent. It is important to understand that this is in the context of the US generally reducing its global role and comes around 60 years after European colonialism was rolled back. The increasing footprint of Iran and Turkey have caused concern for other states that view their role as belligerent. That means that Gulf media is...
  • US airstrike takes out terrorist bomb-maker in Somalia

    The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has taken out a high-value member of the Al Shabaab terror group in Somalia on Thursday. AFRICOM confirmed the successful airstrike in an emailed statement to American Military News. The Al Shabaab member, who was not named, had a history of making explosives and was reportedly working to place Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on a public road at the time of the strike near the vicinity of Kurtun Warey, Somalia.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 8/16/2020

    08/16/2020 8:57:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Police making arrests this weekend in Costa Mesa, California. The crime not covering your face with a muzzle..... Warren County, Tennessee Executive Jimmy Haley issuing a muzzle-face covering order last Thursday.... Italy ordering the shutting down of discos tonight and also ordering people to muzzle themselves in public at night..... Turkey drew condemnation from the European Union today with the Turks decision to keep operating an energy exploration ship in disputed Medeterranean waters until the middle of next month..... President Trump says the US will "snapback" on Iran sanctions this coming week making the claim it is still part of...
  • Somalia: Several dead, 'hostages taken' in Mogadishu hotel attack

    08/16/2020 12:38:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 08/19/2020
    At least nine people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in a gun and bomb attack by suspected al-Shabab fighters on an upmarket beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital, officials and witnesses have said. Security forces were struggling to regain control of the Elite Hotel in the Lido beach area more than an hour after the assault began on Sunday, amid fears the attackers had taken hostages. Among the dead are two government employees, three hotel security guards and four civilians, police officer Ahmed Bashane told the DPA news agency. Military vehicles could be seen taking positions around...
  • Five countries that could be next to make peace with Israel

    08/16/2020 11:23:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/16/2020 | Seth Frantzman
    In the wake of the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, there are rumors that several other states could be next to sign an agreement with Israel. While there are hurdles to normalizing relations with some states in the Middle East, there are others who view the UAE decision as a trial balloon and will react positively based on how the next weeks and months play out between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi. What follows is a list of some countries that reports suggest may be in line to normalize relations. Bahrain Bahrain was long thought to...
  • Maine Democrat Sara Gideon Killed Bills Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation

    08/13/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | AUGUST 13, 2020 | Yuichiro Kakutani -
    Maine Dems argued legislation was racist. ... Gideon leveraged her leadership position in the Democrat-controlled legislature to kill two separate bills that would have criminalized the practice of severing the clitoris of infant girls and sewing their vaginas shut. ... Under Gideon's leadership, Maine Democrats argued that the bill was racist toward the state's large immigrant community from Somalia, a country where the practice is "nearly universal" according to the United Nations ... Gideon's efforts have helped make Maine one of only 12 states that have not banned female genital mutilation. Such a legacy threatens to complicate her cultivated image...
  • Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

    08/08/2020 8:21:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 08/08/2020 | Abdi Sheikh
    A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said, and the militant group al Shabaab claimed responsiblity. Soldiers opened fire after the explosion which sent clouds of smoke into the sky... Somalia has been embroiled in deadly violence since 1991, when clan warlords overthrew leader Siad Barre and then turned on each other. Since 2008, al Shabaab has been fighting to overthrow the internationally-recognised central government and establish its rule based on its own interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.
  • Ilhan Omar's primary race heats up, as Dem challenger claims her campaign is 'falling apart'

    08/08/2020 1:57:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 8/08/20 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing a tougher-than-expected primary, with a better-funded challenger claiming Omar's campaign is “falling apart. **SNIP** Omar is also facing questions about payments made to her husband’s firm, which has reportedly received more than a million dollars from her campaign during the 2020 cycle. She was recently asked specifically about $600,000 that went to her husband’s firm in the first three weeks of July. “I don't pay my husband. I pay the firm to do work and that [$600,000] really is an example of that work,” she said at a recent debate. "It was the first...
  • Ilhan Omar slammed for ‘missteps, anti-Semitic remarks and finance issues’ by hometown newspaper as it backs challenger

    08/07/2020 1:05:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Sun ^ | 8/06/20 | Mollie Mansfield
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune backed Antone Melton-Meaux as its Democratic representative and said that he would be "the kind of leader who could unite a fractured district." The paper continued that Melton-Meaux, Omar's opponent in the Democratic primary race for her seat, “brings a different sensibility to his race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward - a skill this country is much in need of… "While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District." The Star Tribune went on to voice its concerns with Omar due to her "missteps, anti-Semitic remarks and...
  • As rumours swirl of Yemenis fighting in Libya, mercenaries enlist to join the war

    08/02/2020 11:02:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 31 July 2020 | MEE correspondent in Sanaa
    The Popular Resistance is a militia linked to Yemen's Islah party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that has good relations with both Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Turkey. Part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement, the party and the militia have enemies within the alliance battling on behalf of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's government - particularly groups allied with the United Arab Emirates, which is a major backer of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Recent reports by anti-Islah media in Yemen have accused the party of sending Yemenis to Turkey under the guise of receiving medical treatment,...
  • Omar, seeking 2nd term, is targeted for her celebrity

    08/02/2020 5:21:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/02/20 | Steve Karnowski, Mohamed Ibrahim
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - As Democrat Antone Melton-Meaux meandered through racks of headscarves and clouds of spice and pepper, he carried a pointed message to the voters he courted at the city’s largest Somali market: I want to focus on the work, not being famous. There’s no missing the target of the dig: Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar, a liberal Democrat, made history two years ago as the first Somali-American elected to Congress and went on to make countless headlines for making controversial statements on Israel, for tangling with President Donald Trump and for a personal life that became tabloid fodder. **SNIP**...
  • ‘The Truths I Tell Are An Inconvenience’: Rep. Ilhan Omar Unapologetic, Unfazed In Her Quest For 2nd Term

    07/25/2020 3:20:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    See BS local ^ | 7/23/20 | Esme Murphy
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is one of the highest-profile members of Congress. The Democrat swept to victory in the Fifth District two years ago, but now faces a well-funded challenger in next month’s primary. Omar’s first term has been marked by unprecedented attacks. At a July 2019 North Carolina rally, President Donald Trump blasted her for her stands on Israel, saying, “Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds.” As soon as Trump said it, the chant of “send her back” erupted from the crowd. Just days after, she received a tumultuous warm welcome at Twin...
  • Joe Biden’s First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans

    07/24/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Biden's promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing. Sunday marks 100 days until the 2020 election. That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they’d forgotten how close we were. The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from...
  • Back in burkini action! Hijabi model Halima Aden poses in several very modest beach looks as she returns to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for her second year

    07/23/2020 3:31:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2020 | Carly Stern
    Somali-American model Halima Aden is back again posing for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, marking the second time a model has worn a burkini for the magazine. The 22-year-old broke down barriers last year when she became the first-ever model to be shot in the modest swimwear for the sexy annual issue — and her presence was such a hit that editor MJ Day brought her back once again, upgrading her from 2019's rookie status.
  • Pelosi backs Ilhan Omar in Minnesota primary vs. challenger with pro-Israel backing

    07/17/2020 10:15:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    justthenews ^ | July 16, 2020 - | oseph Weber
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar in her primary bid for a second term. "Ilhan is a valued and important Member of our Caucus. In her first term, Ilhan has already established herself as a leader on a host of issues — from child nutrition to housing to U.S.-Africa relations." "It's all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted in response to a tweet about pro-Israel groups' support for Republicans. Omar is facing a 2020 primary challenge from Minnesota attorney Antone Melton-Meaux, whose bid reportedly has a financial commitment from Pro-Israel America and NORPAC — pro-Israel...
  • Trump and the 2020 presidential race (Poll Results from Minnesota)

    06/30/2020 12:11:29 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 82 replies
    If the 2020 presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Joe Biden, the Democrat, and Donald Trump, the Republican? Biden - 49% Trump - 44% Undecided - 7%