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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • Who Got Arrested During Weekend Looting In Chicago?

    06/02/2020 7:07:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Patch Chicago ^ | Jun 1, 2020 | Jonah Meadows
    The owner of sneaker and streetwear consignment boutique Diplomatic 1750 in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood boards up his business Monday. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) CHICAGO — Cook County prosecutors described chaotic scenes of gunfire and looting as some of the nearly 700 people arrested by Chicago police Sunday appeared before a judge during a marathon bond hearing. One after another, Circuit Judge John Lyke listened as prosecutors provided police officers' accounts of how the hundreds of detainees wound up in custody.Virtually every felony charge was related to the widespread looting that began Saturday in the Magnificent Mile and River North and...
  • Germany’s AfD Party: Trump Needs to go after Antifa Internationally

    06/01/2020 8:27:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-1-20 | Jim Hoft
    US President Donald Trump announced his intention to designate “Antifa” as a terrorist organization. Petr Bystron, AfD Spokesman on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag, commented: “Donald Trump is doing the right thing in designating these violent extremist groups as terrorists. Antifa is an anti-democratic hate group whose radical left-wing ideology rejects the free market and freedom of speech. The Alternative for Germany applauds President Trump’s announcement and urges the EU and German government to follow suit and finally act against these openly violent and extremists gangs. American Antifa is modeled on German Antifa, and finds its supporters...
  • Trump is right, Antifa are terrorists; they always were (but how do you identify them and root them out?)

    06/01/2020 5:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The word “anti-fascist” began as a lie. It remains a lie today. Clueless commentators, ignorant of its history, have been known to refer to the "antifa" movement as “strictly principled anti-fascists,” or a group that “protests fascism.” In fact, this is a movement of violent extremists whose philosophy traces back to the early 20th century. The riots now raging in U.S. cities are not about police misconduct. They haven’t been for many days. The senseless and callous police killing of George Floyd inspired peaceful protests at first, but now it has become an excuse for a troupe of professional revolutionaries...
  • [Israeli] Defense minister tells army to ‘step up preparations’ as annexation looms

    06/01/2020 11:52:56 AM PDT · by jonatron · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 1, 2020 | Judah Ari Gross
    Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi to “step up preparations for the IDF,” his office says, ahead of the potential annexation of portions of the West Bank. “Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructed the chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, to step up preparations for the IDF ahead of diplomatic efforts on the agenda in the Palestinian arena,” the statement reads. Gantz says he also plans to appoint a point-person to coordinate between the different government bodies involved in the process. “In addition, a joint team will be formed that will...
  • HOW THE USA PATRIOT ACT REDEFINES "DOMESTIC TERRORISM"

    06/01/2020 11:52:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    ACLU ^ | 2020
    Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover ""domestic,"" as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act "dangerous to human life" that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to...
  • Synagogues In Los Angeles And Richmond Vandalized During Protests

    06/01/2020 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 31, 2020 3:46 pm | Marcy Oster
    A synagogue in Los Angeles was vandalized with graffiti reading “F— Israel” and “Free Palestine” as protests against the police killing of George Floyd swept the city. Also Saturday, the window of a synagogue in Richmond, Virginia, was smashed during protests in the city. Protests have continued for several days in dozens of cities across the United States. In Los Angeles, the graffiti was spray-painted on the walls of Congregation Beth Israel in the Fairfax district, the Jewish Journal reported. Amid particularly intense protests in the district, several Jewish businesses and restaurants were damaged and looted, Haaretz reported. …
  • Tidings of Terror in Beverly Hills-Photos from four square blocks and a park.

    06/01/2020 7:28:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | Jun 1, 2020
    Tidings of Terror in Beverly Hills-Photos from four square blocks and a park. The revolution has a message for Beverly Hills:    
  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...
  • Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill dozens' at cattle market in Kompienga

    06/01/2020 2:07:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 05/31/2020
    Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said. Local media earlier reported 20 killed, while quoting sources as saying the death toll could be considerably higher. AFP news agency quoted local residents as saying 30 died. The government blamed the attack on "terrorists", a phrase usually used to describe al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked jihadists Burkina Faso has been battling in recent years. Despite occasional government claims of success against the Islamist militants, the insecurity in the north and east of Burkina Faso has dramatically escalated. Jihadists have often targeted...
  • 2 Spies In Pak Visa Section Caught In Delhi, To Leave India In 24 Hours

    06/01/2020 1:56:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    Two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi were caught on Sunday for carrying out espionage in the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The government has declared both these officials persona non grata for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission and asked them to leave the country within twenty four hours," the Foreign Ministry said. "Pakistan's Charge de Affaires was issued a demarche in which a strong protest was lodged with regard to the activities of these officials of the High Commission of Pakistan against India's national security," the...
  • Trump, White Supremacists And Russia: Here’s Who Democrats Have Blamed For Riots So Far

    05/31/2020 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 31 May 2020 | Virginia Kruter
    As riots take hold of major cities across the nation, Democrats have brought out the usual suspects in an effort to lay blame for the chaos and destruction. The massive protests were initially peaceful as people rallied over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Chauvin was later fired — along with the three other officers in the viral video of Floyd’s arrest — and he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. But as the protests turned violent and rioters began to...
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • Tampa Islamic State supporter rehearsed attack, tried to buy gun before arrest, FBI says

    05/29/2020 11:55:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 29, 2020 | Kavitha Surana
    TAMPA — In the month before his arrest Sunday, federal agents says Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari was preparing for a bloodbath. The 23-year-old Tampa man ordered a bullet-resistant vest, a long sleeved hooded coat, an animal balaclava face mask and a drone. He bought an Uzi submachine gun and tried to order firearm parts and a silencer from eBay, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Middle District of Florida. In his free time, he surfed Islamic State chatrooms that offered training on making suicide belts and bombs. He looked up details of Omar Mateen’s 2016 shooting attack on Orlando’s...
  • Reshuffling: Oil price crash alters priorities, greases skids to new world order

    05/28/2020 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor
    The sustained plunge in global oil prices has brought deep, unexpected shifts on the geopolitical landscape, with impacts felt in the Arctic and the Middle East, and in the fortunes of the American heartland and the future of the Russian-Chinese strategic alliance. A U.S.-engineered market truce has helped energy prices rebound slightly this month after flatlining in April, but analysts say reverberations will likely be felt for years to come as they chip away at the foundational international partnerships in the post-World War II era and create new alliances and rivalries. Analysts say there is no way the U.S. and...
  • He Threatened Trump, He's Wanted for Murder - US Muslim Brotherhood Op Spends Day at the Beach

    05/29/2020 7:28:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2020 | Joe Kaufman
    Nidal Sakr soaks in rays, while his criminal history calls for justice. Joe Kaufman, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative and the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23). Beachgoers enjoyed a warm day in Huntington Beach, California to kick off the 2020 Memorial Day weekend. They included a smiling Nidal Sakr and what appeared to be members of his immediate family. However, Sakr should not be lounging out at any beach. Instead, he should either be behind prison bars for threatening President...
  • The Biggest Blacklist in American History-How this anti-American scourge works

    05/29/2020 7:24:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2020 | John Perazzo
    The left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a $592 million non-profit. It is also the creator and leader of the largest blacklist, by far, in American history. Its infamous list of “hate groups,” which currently consists of 940 separate entities in all 50 U.S. states, is the centerpiece of a massive smear campaign that conflates a small number of mostly insignificant fringe groups with entities whose sin is being politically conservative, but which are not “hate” groups in any meaningful sense of the word. By equating a smattering of actual hate groups with respectable conservative organizations, SPLC seeks to delegitimize conservatives as repugnant...
  • Killing Your Own Neighbors-One of the greatest shames of Turkey

    05/29/2020 7:22:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2020 | Uzay Bulut
    A Turkish pro-government writer recently threatened the political opposition in the country and her own neighbors with death on national TV. On May 3, Sevda Noyan said on Ülke TV that in the event of a coup attempt, her family can kill at least fifty people, including some neighbors. She said she made a list of people to kill. Referring to the events following the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, when many supporters of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan took to the streets upon the president’s call to defend the government, Noyan said: “We couldn’t do what we exactly wanted...
  • Today in History: Sword of Islam Conquers Ancient Christian Capital [ Constantinople ]

    05/29/2020 5:34:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today in history, on May 29, 1453, the sword of Islam conquered Constantinople. Of all Islam's conquests of Christian territory, this was by far the most symbolically significant. Not only was Constantinople a living and direct extension of the old Roman Empire and contemporary capital of the Christian Roman Empire (or Byzantium), but its cyclopean walls had prevented Islam from entering Europe through its eastern doorway for the previous seven centuries, beginning with the First Arab Siege of Constantinople (674–678). Indeed, as Byzantine historian John Julius Norwich puts it, "[h]ad the Saracens captured Constantinople in the seventh century rather than...
  • China removes phrase ‘peaceful reunification’ from Taiwan document

    05/28/2020 12:55:02 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 47 replies
    Beijing has removed references to “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan from its annual work report, signalling the country will take a stronger stance against the island territory. The past six work reports since President Xi Jinping took power in 2013 have signalled that any attempt to reunify Taiwan and China would be “peaceful”.
  • Joint Statement On Hong Kong by US, UK, Canada, Australia

    05/28/2020 1:52:53 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 76 replies
    U.S. department of State ^ | 5/28/20 | U.S., UK, Canada, Australia
    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the Beijing authorities, rather than through Hong Kong’s own institutions as provided for under Article 23 of the Basic Law, would...