Terrorist attacks reported as "isolated incidents"

Since October 2001 there has been a trend in the "mainstream" news media to cover up acts of terrorism, calling them "isolated incidents".  Some examples of this are shown below, but I'm sure there have been other similar cases.  It's not difficult to connect the dots when dots are so plentiful.

One of the most obvious cases of the government dimissing a terrorist attack as an "isolated incident" was the first one after September 11, 2001 — the crash of American 587, in New York City, just two months after the 9/11 attack.  The plane was still smoldering on the ground when government officials began making extraordinary pronouncements that there was "no connection to terrorism" and it was just an "unfortunate accident."  I could go on at length about this case... and I did, on this page.

More examples of suppressed news stories can be found here and here.

More examples of pro-Islam bias in the media can be found here.

Two examples of incidents that were hushed up and thrown down the memory hole are Northwest Flight 327 and American Flight 587.

There have been many other similar cases.

The most prominent recent case is that of the Boston bombing.

The Benghazi attack is discussed on its own page.

The Fort Hood shooting is discussed on its own page.

The Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida is discussed on its own page.

The Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California is discussed on its own page.



Overviews

A Complete List of Radical Islamic Terror Attacks on U.S. Soil Under Obama.  In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama declared that "[n]o foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland."  The claim earned perfunctory applause, but a closer look at the reaction of many of the servicemen and women there made clear what they really thought about the administration's handling of national security.  The President's claim — which he has repeated in some form or fashion over the last few years — is an obvious rhetorical attempt to gloss over the reality of the threat of radical Islamic terror on American soil.  The attempt to disconnect "lone wolf" terrorists from the terror organizations who often inspire them does nothing to alleviate the pain of those who have suffered at the hands of jihadists and only hurts prevention efforts.  Rhetorical tricks aside, the reality is that during Obama's tenure scores of innocent Americans have been murdered on U.S. soil by jihadists, most of whom were inspired by or acting under the direction of foreign terror groups, particularly the Islamic state.

Here Is Your Complete List Of Islamic Terror Attacks During The Obama Administration.  Tuesday's [3/22/2016] deadly terror attack in Brussels, Belgium was yet another Islamic terror attack that has occurred during President Barack Obama's administration.  Obama's weakness on the world stage and failure to even utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism" has emboldened the Islamic jihadist movement and has caused their evil expansion and growth.  Here is the complete list of Islamic terror attacks that have occurred under Obama's watch.

Right-wing think tank declares 72 terrorists from Trump's banned countries have been convicted in the United States since 9/11.  A report released by the US Senate provided information on the 580 individuals convicted of terrorism in America since the 9/11 attacks.  The conservative non-profit Center for Immigration Studies claim they obtained a copy of the information, which was originally released in 2016 by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, then chaired by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

White House publishes list of 78 terror attacks that the media 'ignored' - including Orlando, San Bernardino, Bataclan and Nice truck attack.  The White House has released a list of 78 terror attacks that the press had 'ignored' following President Donald Trump's claims that the media was 'very, very dishonest'.  The attacks dated from September 2014 to December 2016, all of which the president believed were 'underreported' as he put the blame on the media Monday.  Trump's administration said the attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino, Brussels, Nice and the Bataclan in Paris 'have not received the media attention they deserved' and released the list on Monday night [2/6/2017] as proof.

Trump: 'The Very, Very Dishonest Press Doesn't Want to Report' on Threat from Radical Islam.  In a speech today at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., President Donald Trump said that "the very, very dishonest press" doesn't want to report on the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorists determined to strike the homeland.  Trump also vowed that he would not allow "radical Islamic terrorism... to take root in our country."  "Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino and all across Europe.  You've seen what happened in Paris and Nice.  All over Europe, it's happening.  It's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported, and in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it," Trump said.

Surprise: All Those Lone Wolf ISIS Attacks Weren't So Lone Wolf After All.  During the Era Of Obama, we were told time and time again that any attack by hardcore Islamic extremists, also known as Islamists, were lone wolf attacks.  Even though virtually all of them pledged allegiance to ISIS, we were told that there were no links, and, of course, the requisite "it has nothing to do with Islam!"

Yes, Foreign-Born Immigrants Have Committed Terrorism.  Among such individuals:  the Tsarnaev brothers of the Boston Marathon bombing, who were both born abroad.  Tamerlan was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1986, and Dzhokhar was reportedly born in Dagestan.  The 2015 Chattanooga Recruiting Center shooter, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was born in Kuwait and lived in Jordan before migrating to the United States at the age of six.  He killed five people.  Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Artan, who ran over several fellow students with a car before attacking them with a butcher knife, was a refugee born in Somalia who had only been in the United States for two years.  Ahmad Khan Rahimi, born in Afghanistan, detonated a bomb near a 5K run event, then another in downtown Manhattan in October of last year.  Dahir Adan, a Somali born in Kenya who immigrated to the United States as a child, launched a mass stabbing attack at a St. Cloud Minnesota mall in 2016.  And these are only a few recent examples.

The Obama Presidency — By the Numbers.  Obama is fond of saying that international terrorist organizations have not pulled off a large-scale attack on [America] during his presidency.  That is true — but obscures a change in tactics.  Although Obama did achieve a widely celebrated victory by killing Osama bin Laden in 2011, with increasingly frequency, so-called "lone wolves" have responded to calls from groups like the Islamic State to plan and carry out their own acts of terror.  And lone wolves can cause plenty of carnage.  A Muslim couple shot up a party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people in 2015.  A Muslim man who fired randomly at an Orlando nightclub killed 49 people.  According to the terrorism index tracked by the Institute for Economics and Peace, there were 105 terrorist incidents resulting in 93 deaths from 2009 through 2015.  According to a database maintained by researcher William Robert Johnston, 2016 brought nine attacks and 53 deaths.

Shut Down America's Refugee Programs Before They Turn Us Into Germany.  On the same day as the Berlin attack, there was a knife attack at a Virginia Metro station by an African Muslim, Ali Ahmed Mohamound.  A similar knife attack occurred in New York City the day before, with the suspect still at large.  All this followed on the heels of November's Ohio State knife attack by Somali Muslim refugee Abdul Artan.  These attacks typify the kinds recommended in ISIS literature, and ISIS claims credit for most of them.  With Berlin, Brussels, Orlando, and so many other horrific attacks this year, San Bernardino and Paris almost seem like old news.  Although we view these events with horror and growing alarm, the outgoing Obama administration is literally importing terrorists through our nation's refugee programs.  Because private contractors are paid by the head to resettle refugees and other needy populations, the resettlement program has built-in incentives for uncontrolled growth.  This harmonizes with the Left's open borders agenda, which seeks to swell the rolls of new Democrat voters while weakening the influence of traditional (read conservative) America.

Obama Says 'No Foreign Terrorist Organization' Has Planned, Executed Attack on U.S. During His Term.  President Obama delivered his last major speech on national security at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday [12/6/2016], boasting that "no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack" in the U.S.

A Complete List of Radical Islamic Terror Attacks on U.S. Soil Under Obama.  In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama declared that "[n]o foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland."  The claim earned perfunctory applause, but a closer look at the reaction of many of the servicemen and women there made clear what they really thought about the administration's handling of national security.  The President's claim — which he has repeated in some form or fashion over the last few years — is an obvious rhetorical attempt to gloss over the reality of the threat of radical Islamic terror on American soil.  The attempt to disconnect "lone wolf" terrorists from the terror organizations who often inspire them does nothing to alleviate the pain of those who have suffered at the hands of jihadists and only hurts prevention efforts.

Leaked FBI documents show that more than 7,000 'terrorist encounters' occurred within the US in a year.  More than 7,000 terrorist encounters have occurred within a single year in the US, according to leaked FBI documents.  The sensitive FBI data obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed that most of the encounters occurred near the US-Mexico border.  Some of the incidents which are classified as 'Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounters' indicate that suspected terrorists attempted to sneak into the US across the border.

Muslim Refugee Terror is Changing America.  The wave of Muslim refugee terror began with a bomb targeting a U.S. Marine charity run in New Jersey.  By evening a pressure cooker full of shrapnel has exploded outside a Manhattan building for the blind.  An hour later, a rampaging Muslim terrorist began stabbing people inside a Macy's, asking them if they were Muslim and shouting the name of "Allah," the genocidal Islamic deity of mass murder.  And that was one Saturday, two Muslim refugees and a wave of national terror 1,200 miles apart.  What did Elizabeth, New Jersey and St. Cloud, Minnesota have in common?  New Jersey has the second largest Muslim population in the country.  This isn't the first time it was used as a staging ground for Muslim terror.

Why FBI Suspects Keep Attacking Americans.  Why does the Obama administration keep failing to thwart Muslim terrorist attacks in the U.S. after receiving apparently good intelligence warning of those attacks?  It turns out that Americans keep turning in budding Muslim terrorists to the Obama administration and the administration keeps on doing nothing.  For example, the alleged mastermind of the weekend pressure-cooker bombing in New York City was turned in by his own father but the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to do much of anything about him.  These intelligence failures have become a recurrent theme in the Obama era, with deadly results.  Excluding the events of the last few days, there have been 89 Muslim terrorist plots and attacks in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001 and 25 of those have taken place since the beginning of 2015, according to David Inserra of the Heritage Foundation.  Counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka, vice president at the Institute of World Politics, blamed political correctness for the FBI's inability to do something about Rahami before he acted.

Will Terrorist Attacks Be The New Normal?  With three separate incidents that seem at first glance to be Islamic terrorism, America again faces the question:  Is this our inevitable future, one filled with murderous attacks by a growing group of people who despise us?  It's not a pleasant question to ask.  But the first-blush evidence from attacks over the weekend — including a pipe-bomb explosion before a U.S. Marine-sponsored running event in Seaside, New Jersey; a bomb set off in a dumpster in New York's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 29 (and another unexploded device found just blocks away); and a maniac stabbing 9 people in Minnesota while muttering about Allah — says they can't be written off as merely random.

Forget the Economy — It's the Jihad, Stupid!  There's little question the Obama administration has done an horrendous job dealing with Islamic terrorism.  The rise of ISIS is significantly on the president's hands, not just because he inanely called the mega-terrorists a JV team, but because his failure to keep sufficient U.S. troops in Iraq gave the Islamic State the opportunity to grow and thrive.  The success of the Islamic State has given rise to a worldwide epidemic of so-called "lone wolves" who aren't really alone, but local players (sometimes banded together) who take their inspiration from ISIS.  They don't care whether the Islamic State is controlling Mosul or even Raqqa.  They care about jihad.  And there seem to be more of them every day, in all corners of the world.

The Truth About the NY and NJ Bombings (and the Minnesota Mall Attack): We Are At War.  The Orwellian bias and naked propaganda of the leftist media, such as refusing to call acts of terrorism terrorism, and criticizing Trump for calling a bombing a bombing, really has jumped the shark and gone full retard.  Which is why they have lost nearly all credibility among the great mass of the people.  It is so ridiculous that even the average formerly asleep "bread and circuses" distracted sheeple are now able to see it.  That is a good thing.  But the "mainstream" media, and the SJW communist fanatics that infest the Democratic party (same thing, really) refuse to see how they are killing their own credibility and legitimacy.  So be it.  Let them keep responding to radical leftist and jihadist terrorism by ignoring it or by trying to blame it on "racism."

Three Violent Attacks:  Connect the Dots.  Stories like these are isolated events, featuring people who are easily dismissed as marginal, but they illustrate, and flow from, the most important issues of our time.

Exposing 5 Little Known Facts about Islam Politicians and the Media Are Deliberately Concealing from You.  Despite the fact that the perpetrator, named as Sami Ayad, a “Frenchman” apparently, shouted what the media incorrectly call “an Arabic phrase meaning God is greatest,” police insist there’s no evidence showing he’d been radicalized or motivated by politics.  They didn’t go as far to say he’s suffering from a mental illness this time.  True to form, the media is downplaying any connection to Islam.  Instead of accurately describing Ayad as a “French Muslim”, he’s portrayed as a “Frenchman.”  Furthermore, the exclamation “Allahu Akbar” is not an Arabic phrase nor does it mean “God is greatest” as the duplicitous media reports state.  It’s an Arabic phrase specific to Islam [...] and it means “Allah is greater.”  Meaning Allah is greater than your Gods and greater than your man-made governments and laws.  These kinds of desperate attempts to disconnect from Islam atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of their deity are deployed by both politicians and the media in the aftermath of each attack.  They’re deliberately concealing the truth about Islam in order to maintain the “it’s a religion of peace” narrative.

Good News:  Media Decides Islamic Terrorism is a Mental Illness.  The growth in Islamic terrorism is leading the media to even more bizarre realms of propaganda.  So unable to deny Islamic terrorism, they insist that it has nothing to do with Islam.  It's a mental illness.

The Great Gun-Control Distraction.  Since ISIS burst on the international scene, the death toll has more than tripled.  Jihadists have killed 73 American men and women in just two years.  And that number would be much higher if not for the courage and bravery of local police.  The list is sobering:
  •   From April to June, 2014, Ali Muhammed Brown killed four Americans on a "mission of vengeance" against the United States.
  •   On September 25, 2014, Alton Nolen beheaded an Oklahoma woman with a knife.  His social media pages were covered with evidence of jihadist leanings and motivations.
  •   On May 3, 2015, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi attacked an exhibit of Mohammed images in Garland, Texas.  They wounded a security officer, but police killed them before they were able to carry out mass murder.
  •   On July 16, 2015, Mohammad Abdulazeez killed five people at two Chattanooga recruiting stations.  FBI director James Comey declared that Abdulazeez was "inspired/motivated" by terrorist propaganda.
  •   On November 4, 2015, Faisal Mohammed went on an ISIS-inspired stabbing spree — wounding four — before he was killed by campus police.
  •   On December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik pledged allegiance to ISIS then killed 14 people and wounded 21 at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, Calif.
  •   On January 8, 2015, Edward Archer pledged himself to ISIS and attempted to assassinate a Philadelphia police officer.  The wounded officer chased down and apprehended Archer before he could commit any other acts of violence.
  •   On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen pledged himself to ISIS and killed 49 people and wound[ed] 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Platitudes and Hashtags Won't Stop Terrorism.  After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the social media slogan "Je Suis Charlie" went viral.  After the ghastly Paris attacks last November, Facebook supporters swathed their profile pics in the French flag.  The victims of the San Bernardino jihadist assault in December got short shrift because the city unfortunately doesn't have a flag to make virtue-signaling convenient.  But after the Brussels slaughter in March, the French tricoleur was swapped out for Belgium's black, yellow, and red.  Now that fifty Orlando gay clubgoers are dead and another fifty-plus wounded, rainbows abound.  These are the touching but ultimately empty gestures of a culture that is already resigned to losing the clash of civilizations.  They will do nothing to save lives the next time around — and there will continue to be many more "next times" throughout the West until we say no more, until we refuse to accept that suffering terrorist savagery is our new normal.  We must reverse our mindset, think like conquerors instead of the conquered, and deal aggressively with the source of all this misery:  Islam.

No, We Are Not 'Doing Everything We Can'.  It is a mistake — one that we insist on repeating — to tell ourselves that the jihadists and ISIS groupies who perpetuate terrorist spectaculars such as the attack on the Pulse nightclub outside Orlando are irrational, that they are mentally disorganized lunatics of the familiar-enough sort exemplified by Jared Lee Loughner and John Salvi, who may or may not believe themselves to be acting in the service of a particular cause.  Lunacy is not what we are seeing with domestic jihadists.  What we see instead is the pursuit of specific cultural and political ends through acts of violence directed at symbolically important soft targets.  We speak of "lone wolf" jihadists as though this phenomenon were somehow independent of the wider Islamist project.  It is not.  The model of "leaderless resistance" in the service of terrorist projects is not new, and it has not been employed by the Islamists at random.

Under Obama: 8 Islamic Terror Attacks That Could Have Been Prevented.  It didn't take long after the attack at a gay bar in Orlando, which claimed 49 lives and injured at least 53 others, for the public to learn that the terrorist, Omar Mateen, had been on a terrorism watch list and was twice interviewed by the FBI.  In fact, FBI director James Comey said on Monday [6/13/2016] that there were "strong indications of radicalization." In other words, this attack didn't come out of the blue.  So why wasn't something done before Sunday?  This has become a deeply troubling pattern during the Obama administration.  In fact, in all the past major Islamic terror attacks carried out on U.S. soil, federal officials either ignored or overlooked warning signs that arguably could have prevented the carnage.

Trump: 'For every terror case known to public, there are dozens, dozens more'.  Think about that and remember, thanks to Obama policies, Customs and Border Patrol was forced to "modify" nearly a thousand terror suspect entries and remove all references to terrorism.  Meanwhile, both homegrown and immigrant/refugee terror attacks proliferate[.]

Another Day, Another Jihad Attack.  Wherever Islam goes, so goes its ethos.  The barbarity and variety of actions of Islamic extremists are seen daily around the globe, committed under the banner of Islam, and have become so commonplace that the world has come to view them as part and parcel of a troubled humanity.  And from time to time, the world is shocked into a passing and momentary realization of the evil deeds these Islamist robots commit... and quickly gets over it and does nothing to seriously address this affliction of humanity. [...] In short, Islam is busy with what it did from the time of its birth, fighting non-Muslims and infighting.  Violence is the animating force of Islam.  Islam is a religion born through violence, raised by violence; it thrives on violence and dies without violence.

Reality TV: Obama at the Mosque.  [Scroll down]  Ever since the late 1960s, Muslim terrorism has been a growing part of the international mosaic.  Remember all the airplane hijacks four decades ago that spawned the intrusive international airport security and screening?  What about Munich?  The bombing of Pan Am flight 103?  The Achille Lauro?  The first World Trade Center attack?  9-11?  Indonesian bombings in Bali and Jakarta??  Boston?  San Bernardino?  These are the more prominent of thousands of terrorist attacks mounted not, as liberal Bill Maher has reminded us, by blond Swedish women, but by Muslims.

List of Islamic Terror Attacks on American Soil.  [Scroll down]  Muslim-Americans do not appear to be in any special danger from murderous (non-Muslim) religious fanatics, even in a nation awash in firearms.  Identity groups, such as CAIR, whine incessantly about relatively trivial incidents while turning a blind eye to the horrible violence that is meted out daily in the name of their religion.  This distasteful petulance offers insight not only into the character of Islam, but also the America's impressive religious tolerance.

Obama's Next Move is to Gang up on Israel.  It took Senator Cruz to finally say that killing our unarmed Marines and Navy personnel [in Chattanooga] is "an Act of War."  So was the civilian massacre in New York, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon on 9/11/01.  So were all the other jihadist attacks since 9/11.  These are not random "workplace accidents."  They are controlled by nations like Iran and Saudi Arabia, and therefore constitute open and declared aggression under international law.  We are at war, and our political class is lying to us about it.

A Time to Confront Our Enemies at Home.  Thanks to Obama's retreat from Iraq and the Middle East, the jihad waged by Islamic terrorists is now being fought on American soil, instead of on a battlefront in Fallujah and Anbar.  Thanks to the borders Obama has destroyed and the tens of thousands of legal immigrants the White House has decided to import from terrorist regions, the enemy is among us.  Thanks to Obama's denial that we are at war at all, the Islamic jihad is now being waged in Chattanooga and Fort Hood, the fly over country that liberals and progressives have always despised.  This is not the first time that a military recruiting office in the South was attacked by a Muslim terrorist.  In 2009 — Obama's first year in office — Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad opened fire on a military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas, under orders from Al Qaeda in Yemen, and killed Private William Long.  It was the shot that should have been heard around the country but wasn't, because America's Commander-in-Chief told us that Muhammad was a lone crazed assassin, not a vanguard Islamic soldier.

Also posted under Obama is a Muslim.

The Best Way to Deal With "Lone Wolf" Terror is to Grind ISIS Into the Dust.  The single-most persuasive thing you can do to "win the war of ideas" is obliterate ISIS.  To the jihadist mind ISIS's success is the best argument for more jihad.  ISIS's success inspires new foot soldiers, leading radical Muslims to believe that finally the tide is turning in their favor, that the caliphate is upon us.  Jihad thrives on success.  Conversely, it withers in the face of defeat.  This should be a matter of common sense, but too many Americans misunderstand martyrdom, believing that successful military operations are self-defeating because they "create martyrs."  No, martyrs are only truly inspiring (on a large scale) when they succeed, not when they fail.

Seven Islamic Terrorist Attacks in USA in Seven Years for Obama Administration.  On Thursday, a Muslim man killed four U.S. Marines in attacks on military recruiting facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.  The man, identified as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, then died in a pitched gun battle after he led police on a high-speed chase in a rented Mustang convertible.  Abdulazeez, 24, was a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kuwait. [...] The terrorist attack by Abdulazeez marks the seventh terrorist attack on U.S. soil by Muslims during Barack Obama's presidency.  Two dozen people have been killed in the attacks.  Scores more have been seriously injured.

Pamela Geller and the hijacking of America.  [Scroll down]  Jihadists drove a thousand miles to enforce Sharia blasphemy laws.  The cop who shot them to death likely prevented a gruesome massacre.  We are now being told that this would not have happened and everything would have been okay if Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer had stayed quiet and didn't make any stupid moves, such as, organizing the exhibition of Mohammed cartoons.  This is exactly the behavior of passengers on a hijacked plane.  We hope that everything will be okay as long as we remain quiet and make no stupid moves.  We willingly trust the voices on TV and hope the government will sort it out.  We want to believe that every act of Islamic terrorism is an isolated incident, [...]

Islamic State Beheader 'Jihadi John' Yet Another Case of 'Known Wolf' Terrorism.  A man seen in multiple ISIS propaganda videos speaking with a British accent and beheading Western hostages had his identity revealed in the Washington Post this morning, and yet again the suspect is another case of what I have termed "known wolf" syndrome since he was already known to authorities before engaging in acts of terrorism.

Say it, Obama: 'Islamic'.  A recent news bulletin announced that police in Nova Scotia broke up a plot by two men who aimed to carry out mass murder at a shopping mall and then commit suicide.  Here is what the Associated Press said about the plot in its second paragraph:  "Police and other officials said it was not related to Islamic terrorism."  Whew, that's a relief.  And a surprise.  If you shared my instant reactions, you also are wondering what [...] is going on with the Obama administration.  When the liberal Associated Press feels the need to address readers' assumptions about Islam and terrorism, we have a reached a tipping point.

When Will Obama Get a Grip on Islamic Terrorism?  Someone needs to tell President Obama that the global War on Terror is alive and well, and not receding, as he would like Americans to believe.  Collen Hufford was beheaded in Oklahoma; in New York, an axe was embedded in the head of a New York City Policeman.  In Western Europe, Islamic extremists killed Jews and journalists in France, while in Belgium there were shootouts.  In Sydney, Australia, a hostage crisis resulted in two killed, and in Canada, soldiers were murdered.  There are reports that as many as 20 sleeper cells could be ready to strike in France, Germany, Britain, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Five examples of "isolated incidents:"
5 New Signs that the Jihad Against the West Is Just Getting Warmed Up.  The Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher jihad massacres were not the beginning, and they're certainly not the end.  There will be many more killings, many more infidels struck down in the streets.  Jihad murder will become an ever more frequent feature of life in the West.  And just this past week there have been new signs that we are in for a long, tough war — made all the tougher by the fact that only one side has the will to fight, a clear objective for which it is fighting, and an indestructible tenacity enabling it to keep on fighting, no matter how long the odds.

Profiling the Islamic "Lone Wolf".  Lately, and too often, it's the ordinary-looking Muslims who have been waging "lone wolf" jihad against Westerners.  They haven't telegraphed their intentions by wearing suicide vests or toting AK-47's and wearing ski-masks in public as they approach their targets.  They infiltrate crowds or stroll past a café and do what they came to do.  Destroy.

The blame game in the New York cop killings shows a demonization double standard.  The 2009 Ft. Hood shooter was in contact with Al Qaeda and later admitted his murder rampage was on its behalf.  And, unlike the tea party crowd, Al Qaeda actually uses "eliminationist rhetoric" — and not just rhetorically.  And yet, in such cases, the knee-jerk response from the Obama administration and of many liberals is to counsel the very restraint they deny to their domestic political opponents.  They try to minimize the event as an "isolated incident."  Amazingly, the administration designated the Ft. Hood killing "workplace violence."

Where Was President Obama?  An entire parade of infidel-hating fanatics targeted U.S. soldiers long before Islamic State barbarians issued threats against our military personnel and their families this fall.  What happened in Canada — what ISIS wants worldwide — has been happening here for years under Barry-come-lately's watch.

10 Acts of Jihad in America That Americans Haven't Heard About.  Here are some recent acts of jihad on American soil that you may have missed — all from this spring and summer.

Media Matters Upset That Islamic Terror Group Being Identified As Such By 'Right Wing Media'.  The gist of these defenses of Islamic terrorists by lefties every time goes something like this:  it's an "isolated incident" or a "marginalized" group or, in the case of the Boston Marathon bombers, "they were basically loners."  They are so desperate to say "all Islamists aren't terrorists" that they make up ways to avoid saying that the key component in Islamic terrorism is the Islamic stuff.  If you press them, they'll begin barking "Timothy McVeigh!" like a chihuahua around a mailman.

Obama — Red Lines and Red Herrings.  Terror attacks or plots from Benghazi to Boston, Bulgaria to London, Detroit to Fort Hood, and Little Rock to Times Square are signs that terrorists are still alive and kicking.  Obama wants to ignore or belittle these events, just as some did before 9-11.  Yes, there were no 9-11-scale attacks, but there was a new 9-11 assault in Benghazi by Al-Qaeda.  There were also more anti-US attacks and attempted attacks in the last four years than the previous seven.

If you see something, say nothing.  It was a report of the now numbingly familiar sort.  Witnesses at the synagogue in Paris recounted that an Iranian immigrant had been screaming "Allahu Akbar!" while he chased the rabbi and his son.  When he finally caught up, he slashed away at them with a box-cutter, causing severe lacerations.  Nevertheless, the Associated Press assured readers that "[a]n official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive."

A multicultural society where all truths are equal stokes the flames of evils like Woolwich.  There has been the usual outpouring of predictable responses since Drummer Rigby was murdered by (alleged, for legal reasons) Islamists:  Iraq war; Muslim anger at that war; EDL every bit as big a threat to our way of life as Islamist murderers, etc.  Every report is couched in ultra-cautious terms by the media:  after two war memorials were desecrated this week, most reports stated that the police couldn't say whether it was the act of Islamists or some trouble-stirring, shadowy "far-Right" group.

Peter King: Stop being 'politically correct'.  Rep. Peter King is calling for greater law enforcement focus on Muslim communities, arguing that authorities should put aside what is "politically correct" and recognize that America faces major threats from Islamic terrorism.  "Obviously the main international base, the terrorist threats are coming from the Muslim community," King (R-N.Y.) told POLITICO on Saturday [4/20/2013].  "There have been 16 terror plots against New York [since Sept. 11, 2001], all Islamist-based.

Stay calm, all is hell!  After every terror plot since 9/11, officials rushed to calm the public by saying the plotters were not directly working for al Qaeda or another known organization.  They used phrases like "one off," an "isolated extremist" or, in the Boston case, "self-radicalized" to downplay the threat.  Even when they were wrong — the underwear bomber had training in Yemen — the aim was to assure Americans there was no imminent danger of another large-scale horror like 9/11.

The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples.  [#43]  Lone Wolf Terrorist:  [There is a] general penchant of the media to ignore the Muslim connection to many of the mass shootings since 911.  While the Tea Party or conservatives are often the first people the media blames for such crimes, Islam is consistently downplayed or entirely ignored as playing a role in these shootings or attempted terror attacks.

Breaking Apart the United States: Part II.  I was delighted to hear that a Muslim terrorist was caught in NYC the other day.  Mayor Bloomberg and his people assured us that the "lone wolf" (a phrase repeated ad nauseam) had been apprehended.  Hurray!  Unless you are one of those worrywarts concerned about the millions of other "lone wolves" still out there, you can now rest secure in your bed at night.

Obama and the Power of Propaganda.  Obama says there is no terror and no war, while the media assure us Obama won the war.  Both are wrong.  There were more actual and abortive terror attacks in the U.S. in the last three years than in the previous eight.  There were 30 assaults or plots on army bases, transportation hubs, and synagogues:  from Little Rock to Seattle, from Riverdale to a New York air base, from Fort Hood Texas (the massacre and a later copy-cat plot), to New York's subways, from a plane over Detroit to a Times Square car bomb.  Most plots are not on the scale of 9-11, but there is a pattern of growing danger, not a diminishing threat.

Media's Deadly Bias.  Writing articles on terrorism in a post 9/11 world becomes more difficult each day.  It's certainly not due to the lack of terror or terror arrests; that, unfortunately, is never ending.  Since 9/11 there have been 18,598 deadly terror attacks all in the name of Islam.  The writing on the subject of terror for myself and others has become a 'cat and mouse game' with the media and the current administration.  I cannot even count the amount of times arrests have been made in a terror plot here in the U.S. and there is absolutely no further information available.  When I say no further information, I am referring to the suspect's gender, age and of course, the name.

Murdering While Muslim.  Recently a nice Muslim fellow from Chicago by the name of Mohammad Alkaramla was convicted of sending bomb threats to a Jewish High School.  Like most serial killers, his neighbors described him as peaceful and friendly.  Just the sort of chap you want to invite to a barbecue or a bombing.  His defense was that he wasn't threatening to kill Jewish students because he was the follower of a bigoted religion, but because he was upset over his ex-wife leaving to return home to Jordan.  Mohammad Alkaramla joins a long list of Muslim terrorists who did what they did only because of "personal problems".

Terrorism, Sure.  Oh, but it's 'Not a Conspiracy'!  How many terror attacks or attempted terror attacks have occurred on U.S. soil since 9/11?  Five?  Six?  Ten?  According to our government each and every one of these attacks, whether failed or not, have had one thing in common:  "they are not part of a conspiracy."  Clearly, however, our officials are lying to us on this count. ... There most certainly is a conspiracy going on here.  One single thing links each and every one of these many successful and attempted terror attacks:  Islam.

The anti-conspiracy theorists.  After the failed Times Square car bombing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano immediately opined that it was a "one-off."  Sen. Chuck Schumer chimed in, "The odds are quite high that this was a lone wolf."  Translation:  Nothing to see here, just a random crazy and a failed plot of no larger consequence.

Bomb Was Crude but Lethal.  A plot to blow up Times Square over the weekend appears less sophisticated than others that authorities have thwarted since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Between then and now, there have been at least 10 such attempts to bomb New York City institutions, from landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge to a lesser-known synagogue in the Bronx.  All have been foiled with the help of informants and inside cooperators.

Hit-and-Run Jihad Comes to America.  A radical Islamic terrorist attack doesn't necessarily need several participants or a direct connection to a terrorist organization.  It doesn't need to be spectacular or done by someone motivated by nothing other than theology.  It just needs to be an act of violence aimed at instilling fear in order to advance the cause of radical Islam, and it is because of this failure to understand what qualifies as a "terrorist attack" that the country does not see how many such acts have actually occurred.

The Myth Of The Lone Gunman.  Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the claim has often been made that no further acts of terrorism have occurred on U.S. soil.  But anyone following the news closely knows better.  While there has not yet been another large-scale attack, a number of terrorist plots have been broken up and a variety of suspicious crimes and incidents have occurred across the nation.  But each time, authorities seem to have made every effort to downplay the terrorism angle.

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Amateurs – Not:  All Terror Plots are Serious.  Foiled terror plots often will seem ridiculous and unlikely, especially when they are pre-empted. … If the 9/11 plot had been disrupted at its very inception — with jihadis playing flight-simulator games in Afghanistan — it would have seemed laughable.  This is why even foiled plots deserve to be taken seriously.

The Terror Nobody Knows:  Thwarted Attacks on the U.S..  In July 2005, the Los Angeles Police Department caught a group of men who had been robbing gas stations in the area.  While investigating, police uncovered something far worse:  The gas station hits were bankrolling a terrorist plot to attack National Guard facilities, synagogues, the Israeli consulate and Los Angeles International Airport.

List of Thwarted Terror Attacks Since Sept. 11.

Islamic attacks on our airline industry.  The list of incidents involving Muslim passengers disrupting flight operations aboard domestic aircraft is increasing, while criminal charges against the suspicious and disruptive Muslim passengers are not.  Instead, accusations of racial profiling, alarmist and reactionary responses by the airlines, flight crews and passengers are becoming more widespread, despite the historical significance of such incidents and the consequential devastation and loss of life caused by these very same "dry runs" footnoted in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Islamic Radicalization U.S.A..  If a major homegrown terrorist attack happens on U.S. soil in the coming years, 2009 will be looked at as the year when the warning signs were missed.  According to the Rand Corporation, the U.S. has experienced 30 homegrown terrorism plots since 9/11.  One-third of these occurred in 2009; a frightening spike that warrants more attention than it is currently being given by public officials.

Merry Christmas from the World of Islam.  With attention focused on the flagrant security breaches around Flight 253 on Christmas Day, too little has been made of the timing of the attack.  Most readers will be surprised to learn that this was not the only Christmas attack on Christians.  Here is a list of other holiday attacks which I found without extensive research... Isn't it noteworthy that you did not hear about any of this from the general media?

The Mainstream Media:  Fourth Estate Or Fifth Column?  Every time we allow the administration and the MSM to categorize Major Hasan, the Fort Hood murderer, as a "lone crackpot" despite his clear connection to the Islamic jihadists' network, we lose our edge in recognizing more potential threats.

30 Terrorist Plots Against the U.S. Foiled Since 9/11.  Sheer luck and civilian bravery played roles in thwarting some of these attacks.  Additionally, U.S. efforts in the war on terrorism, including operations in Afghanistan, have helped to weed out terrorist sanctuaries before they can organize attacks.  Finally, domestic counterterrorism tools put in place since 9/11 have helped stop terrorists from operating on U.S. soil.

The dots some don't want to connect.  [Scroll down slowly]  At Fort Hood, Maj. Hasan jumped on a table and gunned down his comrades while screaming, "Allahu Akbar!", which is Arabic for "Nothing to see here" and an early indicator of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The Times Square Bomber, we are assured by The Washington Post, CNN and Newsweek, was upset by foreclosure proceedings on his house.  Mortgage-related issues.  Nothing to do with months of training at a Taliban camp in Waziristan.

Taxi Jihad: New York Muslim Cabbies Kill, Maim and Go on Driving.  The overwhelming majority of cabbies who killed and maimed passengers and pedestrians in the past five years are back behind the wheel.  Of 16 fatal or serious crashes since 2009 examined by The Post, only two of the drivers had their licenses revoked, according to a review based on a Freedom of Information Act request.  The shocking findings reveal that in even the most egregious cases, drivers with blood on their bumpers can remain active Taxi & Limousine Commission license holders, [...]

We Need to Call It Terrorism.  Within three days there have been two jihadist attacks in Canada, carried out by Canadian citizens who recently converted to Islam.  No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility, at least as yet.  Nevertheless, Prime Minister Stephen Harper showed no reluctance in calling the terrorists ... terrorists.  Bravo!

The Great 'Workplace Violence' Epidemic.  As if Ebola were not serious enough, a new, and perhaps more lethal, epidemic appears to be spreading throughout the world from the Middle East to North America.  It goes under the rubric "workplace violence."  The possibility of such an epidemic first came to our attention in November 2009 when Major Nidal Malik Hasan — an Army psychiatrist who corresponded with the late Yemen-based imam Anwar Al-Awlaki and who lectured his fellow doctors on jihad — shouted "Allah Akbhar" and fatally shot 13 people, injuring 30 others, at Ft. Hood, near Killeen, Texas.  The U.S. Department of Defense and federal law enforcement agencies classified the shootings as acts of "workplace violence."

President Obama, Silent.  President Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist.  He immediately phoned Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity."  He vowed to "remain vigilant."  Too bad Obama didn't show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim terrorists on our soil.  And I'm not just talking about the "workplace violence" of jihadist Nidal Hasan, whose Koran-inspired Fort Hood rampage took the lives of 13 American servicemen and servicewomen and one unborn baby.

Hatchet Suspect Posted Pro-Jihad, Anti-US Comments.  It's pretty telling and all too typical that we have to resort to very offbeat websites (AKA citizen journalists) to find any coverage of the background on the NYC hatchet attacker.  But all the quotes are from still active links to his Facebook page and YouTube comments.  Funny, how our media guardians can't find them. [...] And yet our news media still can't find a motive.  But don't worry.  Mr. Thompson wasn't a terrorist.  And even if he was, he was just a 'lone wolf'.  There is no reason to be concerned about this becoming a problem.

Rep. Mike Rogers: Lone wolf terror threat 'huge and getting worse'.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers argued Sunday [10/26/2014] that the threat of lone wolf terrorists pose to national security is "huge and getting worse."  "In Britain, they're very close to being overwashed, meaning their resources can't keep up with the individuals that have both gone to Syria and fought and have come back," the Michigan Republican said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

'Lone Wolf,' or 'Known Wolf'? The Ongoing Counter-Terrorism Failure.  The separate terror attacks in Canada and a long string of terror attacks here in the U.S. show that the counter-terrorism policies of Western governments are fundamentally broken, and are directly responsible for getting their citizens killed.

Survival of the witless? Unlikely to impossible.  America as a whole is no more perspicacious than the mayor of Ottawa, who in response to Wednesday's murder of a Canadian soldier by an Islamic zealot dressed in black from head to toe, said the attack had "origins as yet not fully known, causes not yet fully understood."  Canadian police, the story noted, "would not speculate on a motive for the shooting."  Of course, they would not speculate.  If they told the truth, that it was another case of an Islamic extremist waging jihad against the West, they would be fired for inciting hate, or some such politically correct nonsense.  Survival of the fittest apparently may preclude not just Americans but all of Western civilization from having a role in the 22nd century.  Because, shackled by political correctness as we are, we are definitely not fit to survive.

The Big 'Lone Wolf' Dodge.  The current breakout of supposed "lone wolves," like the absurd "workplace violence" euphemism, is yet another example of the Obama administration attempting to distract the public from the issues, in this case the most important issue of all, the continuing and growing global spread of violent Islamic ideology.  Blame anything but Islam as the cause of a problem and instruct the FBI, our intelligence agencies and, alas, even our military always to do the same.  Call it "lone wolves," "workplace violence," or even "the man in the moon."  Call it anything you want — just don't use the I-word.  But that's very point, isn't it?  There wouldn't be any "lone wolves," assuming that's what they are, were there not an Islam to make them feel not alone.  You don't see "lone wolves" adhering to another religion or ideology.

Random Thoughts on Ebola, Islam and Hillary.  [Scroll down]  The recent attack in Ottawa, Canada, in which a young soldier was killed, was committed by a Muslim, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, whom it was first erroneously reported was a recent convert.  In actually he had been a Muslim for at least seven years.  Another reported convert, Alton Molen, beheaded a co-worker in Oklahoma in September.  In the United Kingdom, a woman was beheaded in broad daylight by a machete wielding Muslim.  All one has to do is Google 'beheadings' or 'convert to Muslim murders' and you will then read U.S. official reports that these incidents are not terrorist related.  At least in Canada, Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is honest and brave enough to call it what it is-terrorism.  President Obama nevertheless utters simplistic remarks such as "Tragic events" or "senseless violence" when it is not senseless at all but deliberate terrorism against the western infidels.

Lone Wolf Jihad.  What would possess a man to take a hatchet and attempt to kill police in broad daylight (New York City)?  Or mow down civilians (Jerusalem) or soldiers in uniform (Montreal suburb of St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu)?  Or behead innocents at work (Oklahoma) or on the street (London, U.K.)?  Or shoot unarmed soldiers with the intent of killing the country's Prime Minister (Ottawa)?  Western politicians are stumped, resorting to words like "senseless" or "madness".  However, the answer lies in the new and improved jihad strategy that is gaining traction throughout the world. [...] For lack of a better understanding, the mainstream media and many Western politicians attribute the cause of the recent attacks from this past week (including the two September beheadings in Oklahoma and the U.K.), to the random and deranged actions of lone wolves or madmen troubled by psychological issues; the insanity defense is often employed.  These barbaric attacks have nothing to do with Islam, officials insist, despite the killers referring to the same source — that being jihad and Allah — to motivate their barbaric actions.

Security services have foiled FORTY terror plots since 2005.  Police and security services have thwarted 40 terrorists plots in Britain since the July 7 attacks nine years ago, Theresa May revealed today [10/24/2014].  The foiled atrocities including 'marauding' 'Mumbai-style' gun attacks streets, an attempt to blow up the London Stock Exchange and airplanes, and murder troops and a British ambassador.  Unveiling a raft of new counter-terror measures, the Home Secretary warned the threat to Britain is 'greater than it ever has been' and stressed the terrorists 'only have to be lucky once'.

Jihad in America: List of Muslim Terror Attacks since 9/11.  Islamic terror in the homeland is nothing new.  What is new is that despite the Obama administration and enemedia's relentless campaign to scrub and obfuscate the motive behind the hate, violence and war, the American people are finally waking up.

Free Speech Crackdown:  Europe tells British press not to reveal if terrorists are Muslims.  Meddling Brussels has said the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims in a slew of demands to the Government to crack down on the media.  A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to March 2016.  Blaming the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said:  "It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians."


Paris, France
February 3, 2017

An Attempted Terrorist Attacker at the Louvre Is Taken Down Quickly.  Way down in the tenth paragraph:  ["]While French officials have not expounded on their determination that the attack was "terrorist in nature," police have said the suspect shouted "God is great" in Arabic during the incident.["]  Yeah, see, when a guy does that, it does seem to clear up his motive.  Thank God no civilians were hurt, and this aspiring jihadist was dumb enough to literally bring a knife to a gunfight.

Machete-wielding man slumps to the ground after being shot in the stomach at the Louvre museum.  A terror probe has been launched in Paris after a machete-wielding man was shot while attacking four soldiers outside the Louvre.  The suspect was shot five times in the stomach and is in a critical condition.  He was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' — Arabic for 'God is the greatest' — according to the Paris chief of police, and reportedly had paint bombs in his backpack.

Machete-wielding Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" attacks French soldiers at the Louvre.  Cue the next round of establishment propaganda media stories about "Islamophobia" and a "dark view" of Islam.  How long are the French going to keep importing people among whom are unknowable numbers of enemy combatants?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 6, 2017

The Editor says...
This attack was not reported as an act of Islamic terrorism at all.  Only after several days of follow-up investigation was it revealed that the actor in this case had converted to Islam long ago.  Until then, it was just reported as an attack by a "mentally disturbed" soldier suffering from PTSD or something similar.

Feds Still in Cover-up Mode:  Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooter Indictment Omits Terrorism.  Days after the massacre that shut down one of the state's busiest airports, Judicial Watch reported that the shooter, Esteban Santiago, is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online.  A California-based investigative news site dug up the information while the mainstream media blindly repeated the Obama administration's version of the facts though early on a photo surfaced of Santiago making an ISIS salute while wearing a keffiyeh, a Palestinian Arab scarf.  This was disturbingly reminiscent of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya.

FBI Confirms Fort Lauderdale Shooter Carried Out Attack For ISIS.  Fort Lauderdale shooter Esteban Santiago told FBI agents he carried out his Jan. 7 deadly shooting in the name of the Islamic State, CNN reports.  Santiago killed five and wounded six in a shooting rampage in the baggage claim area of Fort Lauderdale airport.  Santiago reportedly checked his gun in his bag, loaded it in the bathroom, and randomly executed his fellow passengers.  The FBI revealed Santiago's confession at his bond hearing Tuesday.  Santiago appeared to harbor delusions about being controlled by ISIS, and reportedly walked into an FBI field office in Alaska to confess his delusions about being controlled by ISIS.

FBI Says Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Did Not Pledge Allegiance to Islamic State.  The search for motives in 26-year-old Esteban Santiago's shooting spree at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport continues, but the authorities say they cannot find any ties to the Islamic State (ISIS) or other international terrorist organizations.  Miami Herald reports that, despite rumors to the contrary, nothing in Santiago's social media history indicates he was "an Islamic convert inspired by terrorist organizations."  According to the Herald's law enforcement source, the airport shooting was clearly a planned attack, but Santiago appears to have planned it on his own, for reasons known currently only to himself.

Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army.  The Ft.  Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist.  This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya.  Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter to radical Islam while the official story from authorities is that the gunman is a mentally ill, Hispanic Army veteran named Esteban Santiago that became unhinged after a tour in Iraq.  Only one mainstream media outlet mentions the possibility of Santiago's "jihadist identity," burying it in a piece about New York possibly being his initial target.

CNN Dishonestly 'Alters' Photo Of Fort Lauderdale Shooter's Connections to Radical Islam.  CNN is at it again with fauxtography doctored for political reasons.  During CNN's coverage of the Ft.  Lauderdale shooting, they put up a photo of the shooter, Esteban Santiago-Ruiz.  But it was the way they did it.  They showed it in black and white and they cropped it.  The scarf CNN cut out of their picture is a keffiyeh and the one finger salute is a common ISIS symbol.  Selective editing.

Fort Lauderdale Terrorist Esteban Santiago Joined MySpace As "Aashiq Hammad", Recorded Islamic Music.  Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name "Aashiq Hammad" and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier, destroying the lying mainstream media's narrative that he was just a mentally disturbed veteran and that "Islam had nothing to do with it."  Here's how we know all that: [...]

CNN Morphs Photo of Fort Lauderdale Shooter to Hide ISIS Salute and Kaffiyeh.  Speaking of fake news, CNN is up to their old tricks again.

Police say gun was returned to Florida airport shooting suspect last year.  Police in Alaska said on Saturday they had returned a handgun to the Florida airport shooting suspect which was temporarily taken from him when he underwent a mental evaluation late last year.  Anchorage Police Chief Christopher Tolley said it was not immediately clear if it was the same gun used in Friday's deadly rampage in Fort Lauderdale.  Officials told a news conference the gun was returned to the suspect, Esteban Santiago, 26, because the Iraq war veteran had not committed a crime.

Florida Shooter Went by the Name "Aashiq Hammad".  Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name "Aashiq Hammad" and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier, destroying the lying mainstream media's narrative that he was just a mentally disturbed veteran and that "Islam had nothing to do with it."

Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after 'mental health crisis'.  The Anchorage man accused in the mass shooting at a Florida airport Friday did not have ties to a terrorist organization when he was investigated last year, the FBI said at a news conference Saturday [1/7/2017] in Anchorage.  Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun.

Ft. Lauderdale Fighter Claimed He Was Being 'Forced to Fight for ISIS'.  Pamela Geller is reporting that the Ft. Lauderdale shooter today was previously known to the FBI, and that in November he had walked into an FBI office in Anchorage, Alaska[,] claiming he was being forced to fight for ISIS.

'He Lost His Mind': Esteban Santiago Identified as Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter.  Florida Senator Bill Nelson identified the name of the alleged shooter at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport during a Friday afternoon hit on MSNBC.  Senator Nelson told the cable news net during an interview Friday afternoon that the alleged gunman's name is Esteban Santiago.  At this time, five people have been killed at the airport, which has been evacuated.

Fort Lauderdale Gunman Said He Was "Forced To Fight For ISIS".  A law enforcement source identifies the accused shooter as Esteban Santiago Ruiz, 26, of New Jersey.  Sources say he had a concealed weapons permit on him.  The source added he had a minor criminal history.

Ft. Lauderdale shooting suspect made confused visit to FBI, said US intelligence forced him to watch ISIS videos.  Estaban Santiago, the 26-year-old airline passenger accused of shooting up a baggage claim area at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport Friday [1/6/2017], leaving five dead and eight injured, visited the FBI Anchorage field office and told officers he was being forced to watch ISIS videos, law enforcement sources told Fox News.  The visit took place last November.  The sources said Santiago told agents that US intelligence had infiltrated his mind and were forcing him to watch ISIS propaganda videos.  "In November 2016, Esteban Santiago walked into the Anchorage FBI Field Office to report that his mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency," a senior federal law enforcement official said.

The Editor says...
Hmmm.  There are two mutually-exclusive possibilities here:  [#1] His mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency, in which case the federal government is culpable in the Fort Lauderdale shooting; or [#2] his mind was not being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency, in which case the federal government should have locked him up immediately, and put him on the no-fly list, and made sure he never had access to firearms again until his mental problems were resolved.  But none of that happened, so in either case, the federal government is culpable in the Fort Lauderdale shooting.  The FBI had this guy in their office and let him go.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting — "Terrorism Not Ruled Out".  Law enforcement officials say the suspect, Esteban Santiago, was carrying military identification.  He was apprehended and placed in federal custody.  He is expected to face federal charges.  Early [Saturday] morning, the Broward County Sheriff's Office posted his booking record, including booking photo, on its website.  According to the record, he was booked on a murder charge.

Ft.Lauderdale shooting suspect made jihadi gesture in photo as authorities investigate his obsession with terror group.  A photo of Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago appears to show him making a jihadist one-fingered salute while wearing a Mid-Eastern keffiyeh sometime prior to him carrying out the shooting massacre.  The 26-year-old Iraq war veteran was pictured in the photo gesturing with his index finger in a pose that has become notorious among supporters of the Islamic State.

It would be stupid to assume otherwise.
Alleged Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter planned the attack, FBI says.  The alleged gunman in the Fort Lauderdale airport fatal shooting went to Florida specifically to launch the attack that killed five and seriously wounded six, FBI officials said Saturday [1/7/2017].  After spending hours interrogating the suspect, Esteban Santiago, 26, investigators believe he went to Florida with a plan to carry out the attack, which FBI officials said can't be ruled out as an act of terrorism.

Fort Lauderdale airport shooter 'came here specifically' to attack, FBI says.  Esteban Santiago went to baggage claim and picked up his one piece of checked luggage.  There were no other bags, just a case with a handgun inside.  Santiago allegedly took the 9 mm handgun out of its case and fired at other travelers Friday afternoon [1/6/2017], killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport.  On Saturday, authorities revised the number of wounded to six after earlier saying eight.  A few months earlier he reportedly had a mental evaluation after a bizarre visit to an FBI office in Alaska.

Berlin
December 19, 2016

Morocco Warned Germany Twice About Berlin Killer Anis Amri; German Intel Did Nothing.  A Moroccan security official says that his country's intelligence service warned Germany twice about the risk posed by Anis Amri, the radical Muslim who slaughtered 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month.  The official, who spoke to Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, says that the Germans received two written warnings, one on September 19 and the other on October 1, about Amri's radical Islamic beliefs.

Berlin attacker had 14 aliases and was subject of repeated counterterror briefings.  The Tunisian man who ploughed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market had lived under 14 aliases and was so well known to German officials that a key counterterrorism committee discussed his case seven times, suggesting the scale of the missed opportunities to thwart the December 19 attack.  The fresh details about Anis Amri — shot dead in Italy four days after the attack — emerged Thursday during testimony in the regional parliament of North-Rhine Westphalia, where the suspect once lived.  German officials have already said that Amri had previously been flagged as a terrorism threat.  But Ralf Jäger, the state's interior minister, described for lawmakers in Düsseldorf how the Joint Counter-Terrorism Center, an institution coordinating the work of Germany's security agencies, had discussed his case repeatedly.

Armed German commandos storm a Berlin refugee centre and arrest man suspected of aiding Christmas Market killer Anis Amri.  Elite German police commandos stormed a refugee home in Berlin on Tuesday evening to seize a man said to be a supporter of Christmas market truck killer Anis Amri.  Units of the SAS trained GSG9 and the SEK anti-terrorist police swooped on the home in the Spandau district of the capital shortly before 9.00 pm.

Suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack shot dead in Milan.  The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead Friday at a Milan checkpoint by an Italian police trainee, ending an international manhunt but raising new fears as an Islamic State video purported to show the attacker calling for more bloodshed in Europe.  The 24-year-old Tunisian, Anis Amri, was killed following a dramatic encounter in the Piazza I Maggio in the Sesto San Giovanni area outside Milan, after a two-man patrol stopped him for questioning around 3:15 a.m. on suspicion of burglary.

Report: Berlin attack suspect [was] better connected to extremists than thought.  Christmas market attack suspect Anis Amri visited 15 mosques in Germany and had contact with two men with ties to IS, according to a media report.  Security authorities also reportedly labeled him a threat back in May.

Berlin Attack Suspect Is Killed by Police Near Milan.  Anis Amri, the chief suspect in the deadly terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin this week, was killed by the police in a shootout outside Milan around 3 a.m.  Friday [12/23/2016], ending a brief but intense manhunt across Europe, Italian officials announced.  Stopped in the suburb of Sesto San Giovanni, north of central Milan, Mr. Amri was asked to show identification papers, Italian officials said.  He pulled out a pistol and shot the officer who had asked for the papers.  A second officer then opened fire, killing Mr. Amri.

'It's all too convenient': Questions over how police missed Berlin attack suspect's ID in truck for 24 hours.  A far-right leader in Germany knew the suspect in the Christmas market attack was a Tunisian just two hours after the attack — despite police initially arresting a Pakistani man, it has emerged.  Lutz Bachmann, who fronts the anti-immigrant PEGIDA group, tweeted on Monday night that he had 'internal police information' about the nationality of the lorry driver who murdered 12 revellers in Berlin.  At the time, police had announced the arrest of a Pakistani asylum seeker — it was only when he was released that Tunisian Anis Amri was publicly identified as the chief suspect.

The Editor says...
I object to the use of the word revellers to describe sober and peaceful shoppers looking for Christmas decorations.  Go to Mardi Gras and you'll see what revellers means.

That's not much help
That's a big help.  German authorities are asking their citizens for help finding the man who slaughtered twelve and injured another fifty at the Christmas market in Berlin.  So they released his picture to the public. [...] The problem is, Germany has such strict privacy laws, they can't even publish a picture of a mass murderer who is on the run because they don't want to invade his privacy.  The 21-year-old Tunisian asylum-seeker is the most wanted man in Europe today and Germany wants to protect his privacy.


Berlin terror attack suspect 'was caught on CCTV visiting a mosque' just hours after Christmas market carnage that killed 12 people.  A far-right leader in Germany knew the suspect in the Christmas market attack was a Tunisian just two hours after the attack — despite police initially arresting a Pakistani man, it has emerged.  Lutz Bachmann, who fronts the anti-immigrant PEGIDA group, tweeted on Monday night that he had 'internal police information' about the nationality of the lorry driver who murdered 12 revellers in Berlin.  At the time, police had announced the arrest of a Pakistani asylum seeker — it was only when he was released that Tunisian Anis Amri was publicly identified as the chief suspect.

System that produced German terror thrives in U.S..  What appears from the outside to be a bungling of basic law-enforcement operations in Germany — allowing a known illegal alien with a criminal and terrorist past to move about freely in German society for more than a year — may not be a bungling at all.  Rather, it's part of a coordinated strategy also being used by open-borders globalists in the Obama administration, says a retired Homeland Security officer.  Philip Haney, co-author of the whistleblower book "See Something Say Nothing," explains how a Muslim migrant was able to stay in the country long enough to plan an attack that killed 12 and injured nearly 50 at a Berlin Christmas market Monday.  This, despite being under surveillance by the German government for months.

German Lesson:  Islamist Enclaves Breed Jihadism.  German investigators have named a Tunisian refugee, Anis Amri, as the jihadist whom they suspect carried out Tuesday's mass-murder attack.  Amri is believed to be the man who drove a truck through a Christmas festival in Berlin, killing twelve and wounding four dozen others in an atrocity reminiscent of the attack in July, when 86 people were killed at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice.  Notwithstanding that they arrested and held the wrong man for several hours, it turns out that German authorities have been well aware that Amri posed a danger.  He is yet another of what my friend the terrorism analyst Patrick Poole has dubbed "known wolves" — Islamic terrorists who were already spotlighted by counterterrorism investigators as likely to strike.  Amri, who is variously reported to be 23 or 24, arrived in Germany in July 2015 as an asylum-seeker.  He was able to remain because of Chancellor Angela Merkel's suicidal open-door policy for refugees from the Muslim Middle East and North Africa.

Berlin attack:  Tunisian police arrest nephew of Christmas market terror suspect Anis Amri.  Tunisian police have arrested the nephew of the suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker and two other men thought to be connected to Anis Amri.  A statement says the three suspects were members of a "terrorist cell" that was "connected to the terrorist Anis Amri who carried out the terrorist attack in Berlin".  This trio, according to Tunisia's Interior Ministry, includes 18-year-old nephew "Fredi" who Amri allegedly sent money to so he could join him in Germany.

Tunisian suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack faced past German terror probe, official says.  The prime suspect sought in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market — a 24-year-old Tunisian migrant — was the subject of a terrorism probe in Germany earlier this year and was not deported even though his asylum bid was rejected, a senior German official said Wednesday [12/21/2016].  The suspect — who went by numerous aliases but was identified by German authorities as Anis Amri — became the subject of a national manhunt after investigators discovered a wallet with his identity documents in the truck used in Monday's attack that left 12 dead, two law enforcement officials told The Washington Post.  Meanwhile, a clearer portrait took shape of the suspect, including accusations that he had contact with a prominent Islamic State recruiter in Germany.

German political analyst:  After Berlin jihad attack, Merkel is ruined, open door will close.  The Berlin truck attack follows a series of other "lone wolf" attacks that some experts try to diminish in importance; however, the "Berlin bloodbath" appears to be a tipping point.

Geert Wilders Warns "Political Revolution Is Brewing In Europe".  Yesterday, the Islamic State claimed the Berlin terror attack of Monday evening, in which twelve people were killed with a truck at a Christmas market.  The killer managed to escape.  However, in the truck the police found identity papers belonging to Anis A., a Tunisian who came to Germany as an asylum seeker in 2015.  When last year German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany's borders to almost one million refugees and asylum seekers, she invited the Trojan horse of Islam into her country.  Among the so-called refugees were many young men of Islamic background, filled with hatred for the West and its civilization.  One of them was Anis A.  It took almost a year for the German authorities to reject his asylum request, but meanwhile the man had disappeared.

Germany could not deport Berlin truck jihad attacker because of missing paperwork.  From one bungle to another, with some authorities not taking the jihad threat seriously enough, even when it was right in front of their faces.  Anis Amri spent four years in jail in Italy for burning down a school, and then left the country for Germany last year.  Since then, he was arrested at least three times and was identified as an ISIS supporter who received weapons training, but authorities kept on losing him; now it's revealed that missing paperwork precluded him from being kicked out of Germany.

Germany could not deport Berlin truck jihad attacker because of missing paperwork.  From one bungle to another, with some authorities not taking the jihad threat seriously enough, even when it was right in front of their faces.  Anis Amri spent four years in jail in Italy for burning down a school, and then left the country for Germany last year.  Since then, he was arrested at least three times and was identified as an ISIS supporter who received weapons training, but authorities kept on losing him; now it's revealed that missing paperwork precluded him from being kicked out of Germany.

'It was as cold-blooded and monstrous as you can possibly be!'  This is the worst of possible worlds for the authorities, who have no evidence they can point to that it was a terrorist attack, while ISIS is taking responsibility, and even Merkel is calling it terrorism.  But it's hard to think of another possible motive given all the circumstantial evidence.

Christmas Market Massacre Proves Ignoring Muslim Warnings Will Get You Killed.  Hidden in the media coverage of the carnage at Berlin's Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) was a hint or two that German intelligence had some previous indication that Christmas markets and other Christian holiday celebrations were potential targets for Muslim terrorists.  In actuality the warnings, both tactical and strategic, were not mere "indications"; they were clear for all who wished to heed them.

Tunisian asylum seeker, 23, suspected of carrying out Berlin massacre was arrested three times this year.  Armed police tonight stormed two apartments in the hunt for the Berlin terror attack suspect after it was revealed he had been under the surveillance of German intelligence agencies for several months.  Commandos raided two addresses in Berlin's Kreuzberg neighbourhood as police launched a Europe-wide search for Tunisian national Anis Amri, who remains on the run more than 48 hours after the atrocity which claimed 12 lives.

Flowers and teddy bears already piling up at Berlin Christmas market.  Shed a tear.  Write a heartfelt note.  Bring happy things to lay on the murder site.  Feeling better now?  Have all the landmarks in Europe been lit up in the colors of the German flag yet?  Not to worry, by next week, you will have forgotten all about it... until the next attack.  Oh, and be sure to vote for Angela Merkel next year who will bring in even more Muslim freeloaders, rapists, and terrorists.

For What It's Worth.  Over the summer, I met a lady from southern Germany who had found herself on the receiving end of some vibrant multicultural outreach from one of Mutti Merkel's boy charmers.  As a result, she no longer goes out after dark.  She had also decided — with reluctance, because she enjoyed it — to cancel her participation in a local Christmas market, where she'd sung carols every year — in broad daylight.  "Why would you do that?" I asked.  "Because it's Christmas," she said, "and I'm worried Christmas will be a target."

On Trucks As Tools Of Terror.  Angela Merkel imported the terrorist who killed people with a large truck and trailer laden with steel.  She has imported terror into Germany.  She is an idiot, and should be deposed, immediately. [...] Now, the intellectuals among you will read this, and you will pass over the fact that a heavy truck was used in this most recent terror attack in Berlin, just as you failed to note something of importance in the Nice, France attack in which a heavy truck was used.  You smart people think that just anyone can get into a truck and drive it.  Nothing could be less true than to suppose this. [...] This is Angela M.'s fault.  She has been played like a fiddle by Islamic terror.  She is the ultimate useful idiot to the mullahs and terrorist leaders who plan this sort of stuff.  And, she is an architect of the Euro Union stupidity on immigration policies for Middle Eastern "refugees."

How many more atrocities before our leaders stop lying to us and admit that, thanks to their immigration policies, being mowed down while doing your Christmas shopping is simply the new normal?  'We will do whatever is necessary.  That means long-range weapons, short weapons, machine guns, even if this sounds martial.'  These were the words of German politician Klaus Bouillon, a member of Mrs Merkel's CDU party, in response to yet another slaughter of innocents, this time at a Christmas market in Berlin.  Of course, Merkel wasn't around to respond to the horror as it unfolded.  She was attending an award ceremony to celebrate the International Day of Migrants even as it seemed one of the 1.1 million she has let into the country tore another hole in her people and in Germany's cultural life.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka: 'The front line is when you leave your house in the morning'.  National security expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka said that Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany represented "the sad reality" of the fight against terrorism.  "There is no front line like there was in World War I and World War II," Gorka told Eric Bolling on "Hannity" Monday night.  "The front line is when you leave your house in the morning or when you go to a Christmas market in downtown Berlin."

German authorities 'knew about Christmas market terror plot days before the Berlin lorry attack was carried out'.  Berlin authorities may have known that a Christmas market terror attack was being planned days before it took place, it has been reported.  A 23-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker named as Naved B, who entered the country under a false name, was arrested on suspecion of murdering 12 and injuring dozens by ploughing a lorry into crowds gathered outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church last night [12/19/2016].  However, there are reports in Germany that police now believe he was not the perpetrator and that the true attacker is 'still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage.'

German police 'arrested wrong man': Truck driver is 'still at large and armed'.  German newspaper Die Welt has quoted police sources as saying the suspect arrested last night is not the man who carried out the attack.  The publication reports that the terrorist who carried out the truck killings is still at large and is 'likely to be armed and able to carry out further attacks.'  A Pakistani refugee named only as Naved B. was named as the prime suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack.

Deadly Berlin Christmas Market Episode Is Latest in Europe.  A truck driver barreled into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday night, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores more.  The police believed it to be an attack, but the identity of any attackers and their motives were not immediately clear.  It was the most recent deadly episode to shake Europe in the last two years.  Many recent attacks have been linked to jihadists, and some to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Hey, Remember All That "Fearmongering" About Muslim Refugee Terror?  When Merkel threw open the doors to the calamitous horde of migrants, she ushered in utter disaster.  The myth about Muslim refugee immunity from terror had already been collapsing.  These days it's on its last legs but in the United States, the usual suspects will still strive to offer the usual arguments.  Reality is hard to beat in a debate though.  And reality is as grim as the horror that took place in Berlin.  Muslim refugees are a cold wind that blows terror through the cracks in the open borders of the world.  Walls don't make good neighbors.  They prevent horrors like the one that was inflicted on Christmas shoppers in Berlin.

CNN Uses Germany Attack To Bash The Right.  CNN's online coverage of Monday's deadly terror attack on a German Christmas market focused on the attack's potential to stoke far-right anger, rather than the threats of Islamic radicalism.  The attack in Berlin killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more, but on CNN's website, the network's top story warned about "the fallout of fear" and said that "attacks fuel [the] far right's assault on democracy."

Trump says terrorists 'must be eradicated from the face of the earth' after 12 died and 48 hurt when lorry ploughs into Berlin market.  Donald Trump has vowed to 'eradicate' terrorists from the 'face of the earth' after 12 people were killed at a Berlin Christmas market.  The president-elect said it was a 'horrifying terror attack' and would push the US and its 'freedom-loving partners' to take on ISIS.  His comments were made after a lorry packed with steel ploughed into dozens of shoppers perusing stalls.  At least 12 were killed and 50 injured at around 8.30pm local time on Monday, police said.

German far-right blames Angela Merkel's open-door migrant policy for Berlin truck attack.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a backlash after 12 people were killed when an attacker ploughed through innocent revellers at a Christmas market in a truck. [...] "These are Merkel's dead," Marcus Pretzell, chairman of the Alternative for Germany party in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, posted on Twitter.  And Klaus Bouillon of Mrs Merkel's CDU party said told Saarland radio:  "We must state that we are in a state of war, although some people who want to see only the good can not see."

The terrorist attack on Berlin's Christmas market ended my leftie fantasy about Germany.  Details are still emerging about what happened at the Christmas market.  Events already being stitched into the extraordinary narrative surrounding "Islamist terror", generally reserved for atrocities committed on European soil.  One nice thing about the darkness, my friend pointed out, is that it makes the Christmas lights seem that much brighter.  Since Britain voted to leave the EU in June and the US elected Donald Trump to be its 45th president, I have been pompously reminding people in Berlin that we are living on an island, part of an archipelago of liberal values around which the sea is rising fast.  As the news spread over Monday night — 12 people are now known to have died and 48 were injured after a 32-tonne goods lorry careered off the road and ploughed into a busy Christmas market — I tried to answer texts and worried phone calls, some of which quite honestly seemed a little OTT, until I discovered that one of my friends was unaccounted for and started doing exactly the same thing.

Angela Merkel was warned of Christmas massacre just weeks ago.  German officials were warned jihadists were planning to strike Christmas markets — just weeks before the horrific attack in Berlin.  At least 12 people were killed last night after a suspected ISIS militant ploughed a lorry into a festive market in the German capital.  Last month, US counter-terror experts warned European countries of a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas-themed events.

Tourists who narrowly escaped death in Berlin Christmas market massacre describe how they saw 'rivers of blood' as the horror unfolded.  Tourists saw a young child being crushed underneath the hijacked truck which ploughed through a Berlin Christmas market last night, killing 12 and wounding around 50.  Mike Fox and his partner were a 'few metres' from being run down by the lorry driven by a Pakistani asylum seeker Naved B, 23, who has only been in the country a few months.

Truck ploughs into crowd at Christmas market in Berlin terrorist attack: many dead, 50 hurt.  Berlin police have confirmed the horrific truck crash which ploughed into a bustling Christmas market and killed 12 people and left at least 50 others injured was "probably" a terrorist attack.  The German police force announced via their Twitter account that incident is a "deliberate" suspected terror attack on German shoppers.  Counter-terrorism forces have taken over the investigation while security forces are set to step-up their security efforts across Germany and the rest of Europe.

Lorry ploughs into crowd of shoppers killing one at Christmas market in Berlin sparking fears of a terror attack.  The Berlin Christmas market killer may still be on the loose with a gun and ready to inflict 'further damage' 12 hours after an asylum seeker from Pakistan was chased down and arrested, a senior police chief said today [12/19/2016].  Detectives interrogating suspect Naved B, 23, have said he has no blood on his clothes, no injuries and denies hijacking a 25-tonne lorry and using it to murder 12 people and injure 48 more last night.  A security services source, a senior police chief, told die Welt newspaper:  'We have the wrong man.  So we have a new situation.  The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause further damage.'

That Berlin Truck Attack Is Going To Cause Problems For Merkel.  Yesterday [12/19/2016] John Sexton provided a solid, blow by blow examination of the terror attack on Berlin's Christmas market and it was indeed brutal.  With a dozen dead and scores injured, this will be recorded as one of more "successful" of the low tech, low budget Islamic terror attacks on European soil.  The Daily Mail has an extensive collection of photos, videos and interviews from the scene and during the aftermath if you're in the mood for some very depressing doom porn.  But with the confirmed identification of the terrorist responsible for the carnage they also highlight the factor which could spell serious trouble for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks another term in office next year.

Ankara, Turkey
December 18, 2016

'It's astounding how close Turkish assassin got to Russian ambassador'.  The assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey looks like a jihadist retribution for losses in Syria, but it might have a deeper motivation, such as damaging Russia-Turkey relations or taking terrorism to a whole new level, political analysts and experts told RT. Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov, 62, was fatally shot in the Turkish capital of Ankara while delivering a speech at an art gallery on Monday.  The man who assassinated the Russian diplomat was identified as a 22-year-old officer with the Turkish riot police.

CNN: 'No Guarantee' Allahu Akbar-Screaming Assassin In Turkey 'Speaks For Muslims'.  The world is still in shock after a rogue police officer gunned down the Russian ambassador to Turkey and shouted "Allahu akbar" Monday, but one of CNN's priorities was apparently to claim the jihadi doesn't "speak for Muslims," as if people might think he were an elected official and not a murderous Islamic extremist.

Missing from media headlines, Russian ambassador killed by gunman screaming 'allah akbar'.  Another example of why the media can't be trusted and how they cower in fear to Muslims.  They are the real Islamophobes.

The most terrifying part of this incident wasn't caught on camera.  Yesterday's entire horrific episode was caught on camera for the world to see.  The Russian Ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back at an art gallery as he stood at a podium to speak.  As I watched the news unfold, I immediately considered the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife back in Sarajevo by a Serbian nationalist.  That singular incident launched the world into what would be known as World War I.  Is that what's coming?

Russian ambassador is shot dead by gunman screaming 'Allahu akbar'.  The Russian ambassador to Turkey was last night shot dead by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara in 'revenge' for the conflict in Syria.  Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting:  'Allahu Akbar (God is Great).  We die in Aleppo, you die here!'  He also screamed:  'Only death will take me out of here.'  The shooter, who was wearing a suit and tie, has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara's police riot squad.  He reportedly fired into the air before taking aim at the ambassador.

Russia's ambassador to Turkey killed in Ankara shooting.  A gunman shouting "Do not forget Aleppo!" assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an Ankara art gallery on Monday [12/19/2016] in what leaders of Russia and Turkey called a provocative terror attack.  Ambassador Andrey Karlov's shooting was captured in real time in photos and video that quickly spread through the Internet worldwide.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot During Speech in AnkaraHurriyet quotes the Russian embassy saying it believes "radical Islamists" were behind the attack, and notes that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is due in Moscow tomorrow for talks on the Syrian crisis with Russia and Iran.

Ohio State University
November 28, 2016

Grassley: Homeland Security 'Missed Signs of Possible Link to Terrorism' In Somali Refugee Who Attacked Eleven.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) tells Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in a letter that DHS "missed signs of possible link to terrorism" when it vetted Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, his mother, and six siblings in 2013.  Artan attacked eleven people with a car and then a knife on November 28 on the campus of Ohio State University before a campus police officer shot and killed him.

Ending Multicultural Madness.  On November 28, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born Muslim inspired by ISIS, went on a rampage at Ohio State University.  He injured 11 when he rammed his car into a group of students with murderous intent and then immediately went on a knife attack before campus security shot him dead.  No soon had this fanatic's body reached room temperature then Stephanie Clemons Thompson, employed as something called an "assistant director of resident life a Ohio State," started calling for sympathy and compassion for Artan and lamented that he was taken out so quickly. [...] One has to wonder how many others like Abdul Razak Ali Artan are here existing like potential time bombs, ready to explode if America does not show what they consider to be proper deference to them and their religion.

10 Things We Should Learn From the Ohio State Attack.  Americans returned from Thanksgiving to news of the latest jihadi attack waged by a Somali Muslim, Abdul Razak Ali Artan. [...] Artan was a legal resident who came to the US through Pakistan in 2014.  He arrived with his family, securing a refugee status after having escaped from Somalia.  Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, along with Ohio State Governor John Kasich, shied away from identifying the cause of the attack.  This despite Artan's last Facebook post embracing a chilling message that in part read, "By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims..."  Terrorism expert Walid Phares is clear about the motive.  In private correspondence, Dr. Phares shares his belief that the Ohio State attack is "Another case of urban Jihadism.  At this point the issue isn't even a link or not to ISIS or al Qaeda, but a link to the specific ideology called Jihadism.  This is the generator of terror."

OSU Activists Complain Terrorist Was Wrongly Shot By Police.  An Ohio State University (OSU) student who attempted to go on a stabbing spree last month before being gunned down by a nearby officer has been added to a protest list of non-whites "wrongly" shot and killed by a police.  The OSU Coalition for Black Liberation is a campus protest group on OSU's main campus in Columbus.  The group held a rally Wednesday to protest the death of young black men at the hands of police, and read off a list of non-white men who had been killed by police in the last two months.  Among the names read off was that of Abdul Razak Ali Artan.  Artan, of course, is the man who attempted to kill his classmates last week by attacking them with his car and then going on a stabbing spree.

Ten Unanswered Questions About the Refugee Resettlement Program and Somali Attacker at Ohio State.  The story of Abdul Razak Ali Artan's two and a half years in the United States reveals the many weaknesses of the federal refugee resettlement program.  Breitbart News has put together a list of ten unanswered questions about Artan, the Somali refugee who on Monday attacked eleven people on the campus of Ohio State University, first with a car and then with a knife, before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

Lawyer Says Ohio State Attacker's Family 'Very Afraid' After Trump Tweet.  The family of Abdul Razak Ali Artan is finally speaking out through an attorney, one week after authorities say their son was responsible for an attack at Ohio State University that wounded 11 people.  Artan was killed during the attack by a police officer who responded to the scene.  The family's attorney, Robert Fitrakis, spoke to VOANews.com and said the family is deeply concerned for their safety as a result of a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump in the aftermath of he attack.

US govt loaned money to OSU jihadi refugee to fly to America.  Of course U.S. government money is money pilfered from American taxpayers — who are financially supporting millions of Muslim "refugees" and illegal aliens.

Somali teen in Ohio State 'ISIS' attack was given home in US by Christian charity.  THE Somali teenager who injured 11 people with a butcher's knife at Ohio State University was given money and a home by a Christian charity when he arrived in the United States, it has been claimed.  Devout Muslim Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead by police after he ploughed a car into 11 people at the university's Columbus campus on Monday before jumping out of his vehicle and stabbing people with a butcher's knife.  Many of the injured are still in hospital three days later.

FBI: 'Too soon' to call Monday's attack terrorism.  It's too soon to call the attack on Ohio State's campus on Monday an act of terrorism, although the student who sent 11 people to the hospital might have been inspired by the deceased al Qaeda-linked terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, as well as Islamic State.  "It's too soon to draw any conclusions if this is terrorism," FBI special agent Angela Byers said at a news conference held with the Columbus Division of Police on Wednesday afternoon [11/30/2016].

Ohio State Knife Attacker Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions.  Before he was shot dead while attempting to murder a bunch of people with a car and a butcher's knife, Ohio State University student Abdul Artan — a Somali-born Pakistani immigrant who reportedly became radicalized after learning about injustices committed against fellow Muslims — was enrolled in a class called "Crossing Identity Boundaries."  In fact, he had a group project on "microaggressions" due later this week.  The assignment, worth 15 percent of his grade, required students to find a dozen examples of microaggressions on social media and explain which identity groups were the victims, according to the syllabus.  The purpose of the class is to promote "intercultural leadership" and transform students into "actively engaged, socially just global citizen/leaders."  It seems to go well beyond merely educating students, though — it actually requires them to become social justice activists.

One suspect dead, 9 injured after attack at Ohio State University involving car, butcher knife.  A Somali-born student at Ohio State University injured 11 people, one of them critically, on Monday when he attacked a crowd of pedestrians on campus in an incident one lawmaker said "bears all the hallmarks of a terror attack."  Authorities said Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, plowed a small gray Honda into the crowd outside Watts Hall, an engineering classroom building, just before 10 a.m. ET.  Artan then got out of the vehicle and attacked people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

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One tiny detail was omitted:  The campus police officer was the closest person with a gun.  That's the reason this Islamic terrorist's rampage didn't continue for the rest of the day.

Meet the Hero Cop Who Took Down the Somali Stabber at Ohio State.  Abdul Razak Ali Artan's "ram and stab" rampage at Ohio State University Monday morning [11/28/2016] sent ten people to the hospital — including one who is in critical condition — but it could have been much, much worse.  Thanks to the quick actions of 28-year-old Ohio State University officer Alan Horujko, the threat was eliminated in less than two minutes. The officer was in the area responding to a fire alarm when Artan plowed his vehicle into a number of pedestrians and then jumped out and started stabbing at them.

What Was Ohio State Maniac Abdul Razak Ali Artan Doing Here?  A better question than Abdul Razak Ali Artan's motive for going berserk at Ohio State yesterday is what the Somali maniac was doing in our country. [...] Religiously affiliated nonprofits have been raking in a fortune by helping the government bring in Muslim colonists from terrorist breeding grounds like Somalia.

Tucker Carlson vs BLM Advocate Who Questioned Heroism of White OSU Cop.  On Monday, Tariq Nasheed, a filmmaker who's Twitter bio reads "Anti-Racism Strategist," posted a racially-charged tweet seemingly questioning the fact that the Ohio State University cop who shot and killed Abdul Razak Ali Artan is being hailed as a hero.

NBC News:  OSU Terrorist's Friends Think He 'Loved America'.  Wouldn't you know it:  friends of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who terrorized the Ohio State university campus in a knife-wielding ambush, say that he "loved America."  Forget the message Artan posted on Facebook only minutes before his murderous rampage, which spoke of hatred of the United States while mentioning ISIS and "lone wolf attacks."  NBC News took the time to interview friends of Artan's; their protestations that the warm, loving Artan loved America should mitigate our anger at someone who violently knifed innocent young people.

Authorities: Ohio State attacker likely inspired by radical cleric.  Authorities say the attacker at Ohio State was at least inspired by American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader of al Qaeda in Yemen who was killed by an American drone strike.  But Angela Byers, special agent in charge of the FBI's Cincinnati division, said it's too early to speculate on the extent of Abdul Razak Ali Artan's involvement with ISIS.

Former DHS Secretary Chertoff:  No Changes in Refugee Policy Needed After Ohio State Attack.  Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the U.S. government does not need to change the number of refugees it allows into the country after the Ohio State University attack because people who are not refugees have committed similar crimes.  Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20, was a refugee from Somalia who drove into a crowd of pedestrians and stabbed people with a butcher knife at Ohio State University on Monday.  ISIS claimed Artan was one of their lone wolves.

(Knee)-Jerk of the Week:  Tim Kaine was really in a hurry to blame the NRA for attack at Ohio State.  Yesterday a man described as an 18-year-old Somali refugee (Obama's still trying to determine if he should be categorized as "widow" or "orphan") injured many people at Ohio State by ramming them with a car and slashing others with a knife.  The sound of a campus officer taking down the attacker with a gun led to early reports of an "active shooter" situation, but Hillary's former running-mate Tim Kaine didn't need to wait for any more details because his lefty instinct had kicked in.

Mosque Near Ohio State Campus Has History Of Attendees With Terror Ties.  Columbus, Ohio, is no stranger to attacks like the one seen at Ohio State University Monday and a controversial mosque just a mile from OSU has already been at he center of six separate terror cases.  It is presently unknown if the suspect at OSU Monday, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, attended the Masjid Omar Ibn El Khattab mosque, but the mosque has a history of former attendees who have been involved in terror activities.

Islamic State:  OSU attacker was 'soldier' of group.  The media arm of the Islamic State claimed Tuesday that the Ohio State student who crashed a car into campus crowd and then lashed out with a butcher knife was a "soldier" of the terror group who heeded appeals to strike the U.S., and its allies.  The claim issued by Amaq news agency makes no suggestion that the assailant, Abdul Razak Artan, had been in direct contact with the group or was formally affiliated with the organization, according to a transcript of the report provided by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors radical organizations.

ISIS claims responsibility for Ohio State attack.  The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for Monday's attack at Ohio State University that injured nine.  The terror group's Amaq News Agency on Tuesday claimed the attack, carried out by an 18-year-old Ohio State student, was perpetrated by a "soldier of the Islamic State."  Authorities have not commented on what motivated the attack but could not rule out the possibility of terrorism.  Abdul Razak Ali Artan hit a crowd of pedestrians with a car before stabbing several people with a butcher knife Monday morning on Ohio State's campus.

Ohio State Attacker: 'By Allah, I Am Willing To Kill A Billion Infidels'.  A chilling Facebook message is shedding new light on the motive behind yesterday's attack on the campus of Ohio State University.  Authorities say Abdul Ali Artan, a Somali-refugee with permanent resident status, drove his car into a crowd of OSU students and attacked them with a large knife before being shot by campus police.  He injured at least nine people, several of whom are still recovering in local hospitals.  In a Facebook post he published shortly before he embarked on his violent rampage, Artan said he had reached a "boiling point" and that he "just couldn't take it anymore."

Flashback: Somali Man Attacked People With Machete In Ohio In February.  A 20-year-old Somali refugee identified as "Abdul Razak Ali Artan" is believed to be the man behind a knife and car attack on the Ohio State University campus that injured nine on Monday.  Although details are still coming in, this is not the first attack perpetrated by a Somali refugee in the State of Ohio this year.  On February 4th of this year, four people were injured when a machete wielding Somali man named Mohammed Barry attacked people in a Columbus, Ohio deli.

Rep. Peter King: 'Up to 40 Somali Americans' Have Become 'ISIS Terrorists'.  Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, said Monday's attack at the Ohio State University "has all the indicators of terrorism," including a Somali refugee as the suspect and the use of a knife and a vehicle to harm people, as ISIS has encouraged its followers to do.  "There's been a real problem with the (American) Somali community as far as having a large number of Al-Shabaab supporters," King told Fox News's Megyn Kelly Monday night.  As CNSNews.com reported on Tuesday [11/29/2016], nearly 100,000 Somali refugees have been admitted into the United States since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including 9,020 during fiscal year 2016 and 1,352 last month alone.

Ohio State attacker praised ex-Al Qaeda leader as 'hero' online, sources say.  Investigators have found evidence that the man who plowed a car into a crowd at Ohio State University Monday before stabbing several pedestrians with a butcher knife was inspired by ISIS propaganda, law enforcement sources told Fox News.  The sources did not specify what evidence was found, but investigators are inclined to believe that the attacker, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was "self-radicalized."  Artan also praised American-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as a "hero" and railed against U.S. interference in Muslim lands in a series of Facebook posts, officials said.

The Editor says...
Allow me to ask the obvious question:  If you hate America so much, why did you come here?

The Victim Mentality Kills.  Take a good look at the Facebook post of the Ohio State University attacker.  Sure, there's plenty of that familiar jihadist rhetoric.  "America, stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah.  We are not weak... By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.  You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday."  But what comes through most is this whining sense of victimhood, that he's forced to commit these atrocious, barbaric attacks on innocent people out of a righteous sense of self-defense to protect his feelings.

Somali Refugee Stabs Students, Left Blames Guns.  So, it turns out that the supposed mass shooting at Ohio State University today was actually a mass stabbing allegedly perpetrated by a 20-year-old Somali refugee named Ali Mohammed, who drove his car into a crowd and then hopped out, hacking innocents with a butcher knife.  This has been a humiliating experience for the left, which immediately jumped to typical gun control talking points based on their desired story.

OSU jihadi Abdul Artan lived in Pakistan before coming to US as "refugee," used car registered to Mohamed Ali.  The question of the jihad attacker's identity seems to be solved now.  Also, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs was refreshingly honest, saying:  "I think we have to consider that it is" a terror attack.

Post Ohio State Terrorist Attack — CNN Suggests American Women Wear Hijabs in Solidarity.  During a conversation about yesterday's OSU terrorist attack carried out by a Somali refugee using a machete to attack students, CNN suggests that American women wear hijabs to show their solidarity with Somali Muslim terrorists.  [Video clip]

The Editor asks...
Why should we be "in solidarity" with homicidal maniacs bent on world domination?

Ohio State Jihad Attacker Named Abdul Razak Ali Artan, Vehicle Used in Attack Belonged to Mohammad Ali.  In a previous reports, the attacker was named as Mohamed Ali.  NBC News is now identifying the attacker as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.  The vehicle involved in the incident is registered to Mohammad Ali from Columbus.  It is unknown how many were involved in this jihad cell.  Ten people were wounded after Abdul Ali drove into pedestrians with a vehicle and attacked others with a machete at Ohio State's campus[,] one of the largest in America.  Officials at Ohio State said the vehicle drove onto campus, hitting victims when the jihadi got out of his vehicle and starting attacking people in the area with a butcher knife.

OSU Diversity Officer Urges Compassion for Somali Terrorist Who Attacked Students.  The Ohio State University assistant director of residence life allegedly expressed sympathy for Somali stabber Abdul Razak Ali Artan in a bizarre Facebook post Monday that has since gone viral.  Stephanie Clemons Thompson urged her followers to have compassion for Artan after he expressed a desire "to kill a billion infidels" and then tried to kill as many as he could at OSU.  She also urged people to "think of the pain he must have been in," [...]

The Editor says...
On the contrary, we should consider the pain inflicted by this Muslim terrorist, and the additional pain and death he would have inflicted if given the chance — not to mention the pain and death his fellow Muslim terrorists from Somalia will inflict when they get an opportunity.

Update:
Ohio State University administrator faces calls for dismissal after seeking compassion for student who attacked.  Ohio State University's assistant director of residence life is facing calls for her dismissal after asking for compassion for Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who was killed after injuring 11 people in a car and knife attack Monday. [...] Stephanie Clemons Thompson posted a message to Facebook, including a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, on Tuesday chiding those who celebrated Artan's death and posted photos of his body.  While she wrote the message should not be shared, screenshots were soon circulating on social media.

Ohio State Suspect Had Tie to Dallas.  It was June 5, 2014 when a young teenager named Abul Razak Ali Artan arrived in Dallas with his mother and six siblings.  A little more than two years before he was the suspect in a violent knife attack on the Ohio State campus.  "We gave them aid and comfort and some shelter as part of the government resettlement program," explained Catholic Charities C.E.O. Dave Woodyard.  The Somali immigrants arrived from Pakistan at D/FW International Airport via JFK International Airport.

The Editor says...
Whether or not the OSU killer came through the DFW airport is irrelevant and immaterial.  Texas (especially Dallas) TV stations are always on the lookout for a "Texas connection" to every news story.  It's nothing more than ratings-driven sensationalism.

Ohio State Attacker Described Himself as a 'Scared' Muslim.  An apparent attack at Ohio State University on Monday morning [11/28/2016] has left at least ten people injured after Abdul Razak Ali Artan struck them with his car and slashed them with a knife.  Artan was shot dead by police shortly after the attack began at approximately 9:52 a.m., director of public service Monica Moll said at a afternoon press conference.  Artan aimed his Honda Civic at a group of pedestrains, jumping the curb, and colliding with them.  Artan then exited the vehicle and began slashing pedestrians.  By 9:53 a.m. — less than one minute following the start of the attack — responding officer Alan Horujko shot and killed Artan.  No other people are suspected in the attack.

Useful idiots offer 'chalk therapy' to comfort Somali Muslim invaders who live in fear of a backlash following the latest Somali Muslim terror attack.  Go right ahead, you bleeding heart leftist idiots in Minnesotastan, open up your hearts and your legs to Somali Muslims, then sit back and see what they have in store for you.  Or did you miss the news about a Somali Muslim terrorist who used his car to run down and stab 10 people at Ohio State University?  It was in all the papers.  [Video clip]

Ohio State Attack: Terrorism Eyed as Police Seek More Info.  Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror by a Somali-born student who had once criticized the media for its portrayal of Muslims.

You reap what you sow.
Ohio State students and faculty pushed hard for more Islamic immigration.  The case of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born Islamic terrorist who ran over and stabbed 11 people with a butcher knife at Ohio State may be what President Obama calls a "teachable moment."  We can feel great sympathy for the victims, but it is also fair to point out that some of the policies advocated by said victims helped contribute to this tragedy.  And the fact is that a large number of Ohio State faculty and students are strongly pro-Islamic immigration.

Trump: Ohio State terrorist 'shouldn't have been in country'.  The Ohio State University terrorist "should not have been" in the United States, according to the next president.  "ISIS is taking credit for the terrible stabbing attack at Ohio State University by a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country," Donald Trump said in a tweet Wednesday morning [11/30/2016].

On His First Day, Trump Could Stop More [Terrorist Attacks] From Happening.  An 18-year-old Somali refugee reportedly ran his car into a group of pedestrians on campus, before attacking them with a knife.  At least 9 people have been injured, although thankfully there are no deaths yet — except for the attacker, but I was talking about real people.  The immigrant, by the way, came to the US just a few years ago.  He's an Obama-era addition to America.  And he was at a public school, meaning taxpayer money was spent on his education.  Perhaps some enterprising student journalist will let us know how much.  The attack was carried out with a car and a knife, so naturally leftists — including the man who was almost Vice President — and the mainstream (fake news) media are already blaming Ohio's lack of gun control.

Ohio State police officer hailed for swiftly killing attacker.  The 28-year-old police officer who shot and killed the man behind Monday's [11/28/2016] attacks at Ohio State University is being hailed for his quick actions.  "Our officer was on scene in less than a minute and he ended the situation in less than a minute," Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Ohio State Attacker Identified:  Everything We Know About Abdul Razak Ali Artan.  The man behind Monday's horrific attack at Ohio State University has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.  Ohio law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC News Monday afternoon that Artan — an 18-year-old freshman at OSU — was the man who plowed a car into a crowd of people on campus and subsequently attacked passers-by with a butcher's knife.

Ohio State University knifeman slammed US media for making him 'scared' to pray in public.  The extremist and Ohio State University student, who stabbed and shot 11 people on his campus yesterday, previously slammed the US media for making him "scared" to pray in public.  Speaking to The Lantern, his university paper in August, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, said he continuously complained about America's treatment of Muslims to his mother.  In the article, Artan — a Somalian refugee — said:  "If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen.  "I am a Muslim, it's not what the media portrays me to be."

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Kaine Tweets OSU 'Senseless Act of Gun Violence' — Updates After No Gun Involved.  With early reports of an "active shooter" on the Ohio State University campus Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tweeted about the "senseless act of gun violence" before updating the campus attack was performed with a car and a knife.  "Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning.  Praying for the injured and the entire Buckeye community," Kaine tweeted at 11:58 AM.  The Associated Press reports authorities are saying nine people were injured at Ohio State University when an attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University.  Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage.  The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition.  Despite OSU's initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack.

43,000 Somali refugees settled in US under Obama, 99 percent Muslim.  The Obama administration resettled 8,858 Somali refugees in the United States last year, and nearly 43,000 during Obama's eight years, a huge number that is now raising concerns after a Somali refugee led a one-man attack spree on the campus of Ohio State.

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Ohio State University attacker was refugee.  In a suspected act of Islamic terror, at least one attacker struck Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio early Monday morning, running over students with a car before exiting and attacking victims with a large blade, reportedly a machete.  In the brutal attack — shockingly similar to refugee knife attacks carried out by ISIS-inspired Islamic terrorists throughout 2016 — the blade-wielding madman, reportedly an 18-year-old refugee that lived nearby, seriously wounded a number of students with a large knife before being killed by responding police officers.

Somali Muslim Refugee Killed In Ohio State Attack.  Thanks Obama!  The terrorist involved in the Ohio State driving over and stabbing was a Somali Muslim refugee.  One of the ones who Obama let in!  He was also a student at Ohio State University and this attack was pre-planned.

Ohio State University jihad attacker:  Muslim "refugee" Mohamed Ali.  The solution?  Bring in more "refugees"!  What could possibly go wrong?

Ohio State University Attack Is Confirmed Was Carried Out By At Least Three Muslim Terrorists.  Confirmed reports on the shooter on the Ohio State University campus was a Somali Muslim immigrant.

Boston
October 12, 2016

Boston: Man who shot 2 cops wrote of Islamic 'rebirth'.  In other words, he was a Muslim.

5 Investigates:  Suspect in Boston police shooting wrote of Islamic 'rebirth,' had several aliases.  5 Investigates uncovered six aliases used by Kirk Figueroa, the man killed by Boston police after he shot two officers on Wednesday night in East Boston.  He took on an alias as he experienced what he called an Islamic "rebirth" in Africa. [...] [WCVB] uncovered a job posting for "Police Protection" for one of those companies, Bailrunners.  In it, Figueroa identifies himself as Muhummed Isa Al Mahdi.

Surprise! Man Who Shot Boston Police Experienced 'Islamic' Rebirth, Wanted to 'Hunt Down Fugitives and Bring Them to Justice'.  If the national media even bothers to report this they'll first warn us about the pending Islamophobic backlash.

Not publishing his Muslim name and despite wearing body armor, the media are reporting it as "domestic disturbance."
Mainstream Media Not Reporting Boston Police Shooter's Islamic 'Rebirth'.  Wednesday evening [10/12/2016], two Boston Police officers were shot by Kirk Figueroa after responding to a domestic disturbance call.  Figueroa is now dead and the two officers are recovering from bad injuries.  And that's about all the mainstream media want everyone to know.  However, Boston's WCVB 5's investigation has uncovered a much different picture of Figueroa including his Islamic faith.  That fact is missing from nearly every major news site that this author searched. [...] [T]he shooter was a Democrat and inspired by the words of the Obamas, who back the anti-police Black Lives Matter and constantly defend Islam as a religion of peace.

Boston: Muslim who had Islamic "rebirth" shoots two police officers.  Cue the stories about how this has nothing to do with Islam, and about how local mosques are now fearing an "Islamophobic backlash."

East Hartford, Connecticut
October 11, 2016

Jordanian student pilot intentionally crashed his plane into a Connecticut street.  A flying instructor desperately fought for the controls of a plane moments before his student pilot 'deliberately crashed into a Connecticut street', sources say.  Trainee pilot Feras M. Freitekh and his instructor Arian Prevalla had been arguing during the flight on Tuesday afternoon after the student said he no longer wanted to fly the plane, a source told the Hartford Courant.  Prevella had desperately tried to regain control of the Piper PA 34A -- which has two sets of controls -- when Freitekh suddenly began flying erratically.  But the experienced pilot was not able to stop their descent and the plane crashed on Tuesday.  Jordanian national Freitekh, 28, was killed in the crash while Prevalla was rushed to hospital with serious burns.

Palestinian Muslim Takes A Plane And Crashes It Attempting To Destroy U.S. Major Military Defense Contractor In Connecticut.  The National Transportation Safety Board's initial investigation of a Tuesday's aircraft crash in East Hartford, Connecticut should be a serious concern as it was a possible attempt to destroy one major US military defense contractor.  As it seems, Muslims are possibly attempting to carry out an attack by using airplanes again. [...] What is strange about this story is the ring of Muslim student pilots and the testimony of the co-pilot stating that the suicide pilot did "an altercation in the cockpit during their training flight, and the instructor was unable to regain control of the plane from the [Muslim] student pilot."

F.B.I. Investigating if Fatal Plane Crash in East Hartford Was Intentional.  The F.B.I. is investigating whether the crash of a small plane in East Hartford, Conn., that killed a passenger on Tuesday [10/11/2016] was intentional, according to four federal law enforcement officials.  The pilot, who survived the crash, told investigators that it was not an accident. [...] Officials identified the passenger as Feras M. Freitekh, 28. [...] Mayor Marcia Leclerc of East Hartford said the plane took off from a flight school at the airport.  The police chief of East Hartford, Scott M. Sansom, said during a news conference that the police sought the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation because the plane went down near a Pratt & Whitney factory on Main Street, which he described as being "critical infrastructure."  The company, which has its headquarters in East Hartford, is a global manufacturer of jet engines for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft.

Brussels, Belgium
October 5, 2016

Police shoot 'Arabic ex-soldier' in the leg after he stabs two officers in Belgium's 'hotbed of jihad'.  Two police officers were stabbed as one of Belgium's busiest train stations was evacuated due to a bomb scare.  The officers were attacked by an unnamed individual in a busy main road in Schaerbeek, known as a 'hotbed of jihadism'.  Police shot the suspect in the leg and arrested him.  The assailant has been named in Belgian newspaper De Standaard as 43-year-old 'Hicham D', a Belgian national who was formerly in the armed forces and known to the security services.  He is reported to have had contact with jihadi fighters who had returned from Syria.

Two policemen injured in Brussels stabbing in suspected terror attack.  A knife-wielding assailant stabbed two policemen in a Brussels district known as a hotbed of jihadism in what prosecutors are treating as a suspected terrorist attack.  The violent assault, which ended in the suspect being shot in the leg, took place as one of the Belgian capital's main train stations was briefly closed due to a bomb scare.  The assailant, named by the Brussel prosecutor only as Hicham D, a 43-year old Belgian national, lunged for the officers in a busy main road in Schaerbeek — the Brussels neighbourhood where the terrorists behind the airport and metro attacks of March 22 had set up their bomb making factory.

Seattle, Washington
September 23, 2016

Wash. mall shooting suspect voted in 3 elections without U.S. citizenship.  The man charged in Washington state's deadly mall shooting on Sept. 23 voted in three elections despite not having U.S. citizenship.  Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor is charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in relation to last week's shooting that killed five.  The green card holder, who moved to the U.S. from Turkey when he was 7, may now face additional charges related to voter fraud.  State records show that Mr. Cetin registered to vote when he turned 18 and then voted in three elections, including the 2016 presidential primary.  Federal sources confirmed to a local NBC affiliate on Wednesday [9/28/2016] that he is not a U.S. citizen and is legally prohibited from voting.

Mall shooter not a U.S. citizen — voted in 3 elections.  Add voter fraud to the list of Arcan Cetin's offenses.  Cetin, 20, is the Turkish immigrant arrested Saturday for the Friday night [9/23/2016] shooting and killing of five people in a Burlington, Washington, mall.  Security camera's show Cetin entering the mall briefly without a weapon, leaving and then returning with a rifle.  Cetin fled but was apprehended 24 hours later.  He has reportedly confessed to the five murders.

Investigators may probe Cascade Mall suspect's citizenship status, voting record.  The Cascade Mall shooting suspect, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status.  Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote.  However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary.  Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder.  While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status had not changed from green card holder to U.S. citizen.

Cascade Mall Shooter Arcan Cetin Mentioned Ayatollah, Islamic State on Blog.  A neighbor told the Associated Press that Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin was so "creepy, rude, and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser near her front door, just in case he came calling.  The neighbor, 21-year-old Amber Cathey, said she blocked Cetin on Snapchat after he sent her a photo of his crotch.  She found him so frightening that she would walk a longer route to her nearby apartment to avoid him, if she saw his car in the parking lot.

Turkish Muslim Arrested For Washington State Mall Shooting.  A 20-year-old Turkish Muslim named Arcan Cetin has been arrested in Oak Harbor Washington for the murder of five people in the Burlington Mall Shooting.

Man suspected of killing 5 people at Burlington mall arrested in Oak Harbor.  A man suspected of killing five people at Burlington's Cascade Mall on Friday night [9/23/2016] has been arrested in Oak Harbor after a 20-hour manhunt.  The Washington State Patrol identified the suspect as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin.  Cetin emigrated from Turkey and is a legal U.S resident, according to an initial police investigation.  Cetin graduated in 2015 from Oak Harbor High School.

Washington mall shooting suspect 'zombie-like' when arrested, police say.  The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.  As investigators tried to piece together information on Arcan Cetin, who was arrested Saturday evening after a nearly 24-hour manhunt, a picture emerged of a troubled young man.  Court records show more than a half-dozen criminal cases in Island County alone since 2013.

Surveillance pictures appear to show 'Hispanic' gunman enter mall without a weapon.  Authorities are looking for the active shooter who reportedly shouted a woman's name repeatedly before he opened fire and killed five people during a deadly shooting at a mall north of Seattle on Friday evening [9/23/2016].  Four women and one man are confirmed dead after the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle, the Washington State Patrol said.  Victims have not been identified, however police said their ages ranged from teenager to elderly.

5th victim dies in Cascade Mall shooting in Burlington; suspect remains at large.  Five people are confirmed dead following a shooting at the Macy's store in the Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday night, the Washington State Patrol said.  The shooter remains at large.  Washington State Patrol Sgt.  Mark Francis said that a single man with a hunting rifle walked into the mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle, and opened fire around 7 p.m, then left the scene before police arrived.  He was last seen walking toward nearby Interstate 5.

Investigators said they killed for ISIS. But were they different from 'regular' mass killers?  Dahir Adan, a former Apollo High School honor student, walked into a mall here last Saturday and stabbed 10 people before an off-duty police officer shot him dead.  The Islamic State hailed him as one of its soldiers.  The FBI has hesitated to describe Adan's rampage as an ideologically inspired terrorist attack and Thursday night called on witnesses — ideally with videos — to come forward.  For years, FBI officials and other national security experts have said that apparent lone wolves such as Adan and Ahmad Khan Rahami, charged in last weekend's New York bombing, have no discernible profile that could be used to head off terrorist acts.  But some counterterrorism experts who studied attackers motivated by jihadist ideology say they often exhibit traits similar to those of non-Muslim mass killers who have attacked schools, churches and workplaces.

Mall shooting suspect was 'zombie-like' when arrested, officials say.  A suspected gunman believed to have killed five people at a Washington state mall was arrested Saturday [9/24/2016], according to authorities.  At a news conference, officials said they had not ruled out any possible motives for why 20-year-old Arcan Cetin allegedly shot four women and one man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday evening. [...] Mount Vernon Police Lt. Chris Cammock said Cetin had immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey and was a "legal permanent resident."  It was not immediately clear when Cetin came to the U.S.

Hunt on for gunman who killed 5, including 4 women, at Washington mall.  Police were searching for a gunman who killed four women and a man at a Washington state mall Friday [9/23/2016] before fleeing the area.  Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said police were searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 near the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

St. Cloud, Minnesota
September 17, 2016

FBI: Minnesota Mall Attacks "Consistent With the Philosophies of Violent Radical Islamic Groups".  The information discovered by the FBI in its investigation of the background of an attack on a mall in Minnesota suggests jihad.  FBI Special Agent Rick Thornton told reporters that the attacker, one Dahir Ahmed Adan, showed every sign of being an ordinary college boy until recently.  After he started reading the Quran in the several months predating the attack, he progressively became less interested in playing video games, or physical sports, and "went from being an excellent student with a GPA to flunking out of college almost overnight."  By itself that suggests a strong influence, but the FBI agent was not finished.  "We have numerous credible witness accounts of him asking victims during the attack if they were Muslim," Agent Thornton reminded the reporters, "and at least one instance of him yelling 'Allahu Akbar' while stabbing one of his victims, and others heard him yelling 'Islam, Islam.'"  Citing "compelling evidence" that the attack was provoked, Thornton added dryly, "one could reasonably conclude his actions were consistent with the philosophies of violent radical Islamic groups."

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Graphic new videos shed light on Minnesota stabbing attack by a man the FBI believes had been 'radicalized'.  He chased one store clerk into an electronics store, swiping at his head with a pair of steak knives, and then plunging one into his back before the man was able to scramble to his feet and run.  He came within inches of stabbing another store clerk, who pulled a metal shutter closed just in time.  He lunged repeatedly at an off-duty police officer who had chased him, near the end, into a Macy's store.  And then, even after he was shot, he got to his feet and lunged a second time.  The FBI and Minnesota law enforcement officials for the first time on Thursday released surveillance video footage that show the mall attack by Dahir Adan, a 20-year-old from St. Cloud, Minn., on Sept. 18.

Hero who Stopped Mass Stabbing in St.  Cloud, MN, is Firearms Instructor, Concealed Carry Advocate.  Jason Falconer is the armed citizen who stopped the mass stabbing in the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Saturday evening, September 18th, 2016.  Falconer is competitive shooter, firearms instructor and CEO of Tactical Advantage.

Crossroads Mall is a Gun Free, Weapons Free Zone.  The mass stabbings that occurred at the Crossroads Center (Crossroads Mall) in St.  Cloud occurred in a gun free, weapon free zone.  It appears that the armed citizen who stopped the attack was not allowed to legally be armed in the mall.  The armed citizen was an off duty officer from another jurisdiction.

Knife-wielding attacker (who injured 9) in St. Cloud mall was a Somali.  It is simply pathetic that a couple of hours ago all of the officials arrayed in a lengthy St. Cloud press conference — the mayor (who has been a vocal advocate for the expanding Somali enclave there), the police, even the FBI couldn't bring themselves to identify the dead perpetrator, but waited (did they wait on purpose?) to give the 'Somali community' time to spin the story.  He was a good boy, no violent past, a good student, a college student in St. Cloud.  (Maybe even a security guard!)  So what!  He was first and foremost a Jihadist.  And, Obama and his Lefty friends who chalk up 'violent extremism' to poverty and lack of opportunity can just shut up!  This guy had prospects for a good future and he chose jihad for Allah instead.

Police baffled over motive of mall attacker yelling 'Allah', asking victims if they're Muslim.  OK, I get it.  Police don't want to jump to conclusions in high profile cases.  But can police authorities please stop insulting the public when a Muslim starts attacking random strangers while yelling about Allah?  The latest example of studied ignorance comes from St. Cloud, Minnesota, the thriving metropolis of Central Minnesota.

Minnesota stabbing survivor: 'He looked me dead in the eyes'.  Ryan Schliep and his girlfriend had just gone inside a Minnesota shopping mall when he saw a girl screaming and crying.  "Call 911!" the girl said, according to Schliep.  Moments later, as he was standing by one of the mall's entrances, a man in uniform walked toward him.  "He looked me dead in the eyes," Schliep told The Washington Post.  "He had a pretty emotionless face, just a blank stare."

Terror suspect was arrested for stabbing but a grand jury let him walk despite cop's warning he was 'a danger'.  The 28-year-old man suspected of planting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey over the weekend was previously arrested for stabbing a person in the leg and possession of a firearm in 2014, DailMail.com [sic] has learned.  But a grand jury let him walk, despite a warning from the arresting officer that Rahami was likely 'a danger to himself or others.'  Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was arrested on Monday in Linden, N.J., after a manhunt ended in a shootout with police, was also a deadbeat dad who didn't like America and hated gays, according to the mother of his young daughter.

It's Time We Faced the Facts about the Muslim World.  Despite making up a tiny fraction of the American population, Muslims are responsible for exponentially more terror deaths than any other meaningful American community.  Even if you use the Left's utterly ridiculous standard of "terror deaths since 9/11" (why exclude America's worst terror attack when calculating the terror threat?), Muslim terrorists have killed almost twice as many people as every other American faction or demographic combined.  Yet when any politician or pundit suggests restrictions or even special scrutiny applied to Muslim immigrants — especially Muslim immigrants or visitors from jihadist conflict zones — entire sectors of the Left (and some on the right) recoil in shock and horror.  Whenever there's a terror attack, there's an almost palpable desperation to determine that the attacker was not Muslim and the attack had "no connection" to international terror, in spite of the fact that it is now ISIS and al-Qaeda strategy to inspire lone wolves.

The Somali 'ISIS fanatic' who went on Minnesota knife rampage after checking whether victims were Muslims.  A "lone wolf" jihadi who slashed shoppers during an alleged IS-inspired knife attack at a US mall was named last night as a Call Of Duty-obsessed university student.  Basketball fanatic Dahir Adan, 22, was unmasked by his family as the attacker who died during his mass stabbing spree at the Crossroads Mall in St Cloud, Minnesota.

Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says.  ISIS claimed responsibility after a knife-wielding man injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening, a bloody rampage during which he reportedly asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah.  St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction.  Five of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries.  ISIS-related media on Sunday morning claimed responsibility for the attack, issuing a statement via a source.

Dayton Calls For Tolerance After St. Cloud Mall Attack.  Gov. Mark Dayton said he plans to travel to St. Cloud Monday to offer support for the community following the knife attack at a mall that left nine people wounded and a suspect dead.  Authorities say the suspect, who has yet to be identified, attacked several shoppers at the Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night.  Police say he mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim.  "If true that [the stabbings] were motivated by religious bigotry, I condemn them even more strongly," the governor said in a press release Sunday [9/18/2016].

The Editor says...
There is a big difference, Governor, between bigotry and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Hero cop saved mall patrons during stabbing rampage.  A hero cop saved bystanders at a Minnesota mall when a knife-wielding terrorist descended on the shoppers Saturday evening, slashing eight of them before he was killed by the off-duty officer.  St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis described surveillance footage of the attack, which has not yet been released, lauding the officer's response and calling the video akin to a "training video for law enforcement."

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CAIR: Minnesota Jihad Stabbing Puts Muslims at Risk.  At a press conference addressing a jihadist attack in Minnesota, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) warned Muslims are now potential victims at risk of being harmed in retaliation.  CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation.  The St. Cloud, Minnesota, mass stabbing occurred at the city's Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night.  A Somali man allegedly shouted, "Allah," as he stabbed nine people before he was shot dead by an off-duty officer.  All nine victims stabbed at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud survived.

Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID'd.  Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State.  A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife.  The city's police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a victim if he or she was Muslim before attacking.

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Reports: Several hurt in Crossroads Center incident.  The FBI is investigating the Crossroads Center knife attacks on Saturday as "a potential act of terrorism."  Nine people were injured by an attacker who was killed inside the Macy's store by an off-duty Avon police officer.  St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis identified that officer as Jason Falconer during a press conference Sunday.  A short time earlier, St. Cloud Somali-American community members identified the deceased suspect as Dahir Adan.

Reports:  Multiple people injured at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud.  In a press conference, St. Cloud Police Chief William Anderson said the suspect was wearing a private security uniform and carrying a knife.  Police believe the suspect acted alone and could not say whether the incident was a terrorist attack or not.  Based on witness accounts, the suspect made reference to Allah and asked at least one of the victims if they were Muslim before he assaulted them.

Police Chief Doesn't Know Why Allah-Referencing Terrorist Knifed 8 People in St. Cloud.  There were three separate terror attacks yesterday — in St. Cloud, Minnesota, New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey.  The officials all echoed the same lines:  there is no imminent threat, we don't have a motive, we don't know if it's a terror attack, and there is no evidence anyone else was involved or that the attacks were connected.  Also, we can't call the device a bomb.  The DEVICES in New York were pressure cookers.  The one that didn't explode had wires coming out of it and was hooked to a cellphone.  The one that exploded let off loud booming sounds and clouds of smoke like nothing the witnesses had ever heard or seen before.  If devices explode like this, I'd better get rid of my coffee maker.  CBS is calling the Minnesota terror attack, a "mall incident."  CNN referred to it as a "mall attack."  Mayor de Blasio aka Mayor Wilhelm went a step further and said it's not a terrorist attack.

Mass Stabbing at Popular American Mall.  A vicious stabbing attack has left one dead and eight injured.  The sick attack happened at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  The suspect is deceased and authorities are not sure of the motive.

Minnesota mall attack:  Man shot dead after stabbing 8 people.  The man who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency.  The statement posted online Sunday by the Amaq agency follows a pattern of ISIS-related media claiming responsibility for what appear to be the acts of individuals across Europe in the past few months.  CNN cannot independently confirm this latest claim.

ISIS claims responsibility for mass stabbing at Minnesota mall carried out by a knifeman who talked about Allah.  A 'soldier of the Islamic State' went on a stabbing rampage at a Minnesota shopping mall before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer, the terror group claims.  Isis claimed responsibility for the attack at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud on Saturday night in a statement released today [9/18/2016] through their propaganda channel.  The assailant, who reportedly made references to Allah and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim, injured nine people, St Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said.

Islamic State supporter behind Minnesota stabbings -Amaq.  A man who wounded up to nine people in a knife attack at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said on Sunday [9/18/2016].  The man, who was wearing a private security uniform, made references to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud on Saturday, the city's Police Chief William Blair Anderson told reporters.  "Whether that was a terrorist attack or not, I'm not willing to say that right now because we just don't know," Anderson said at a news conference.

Minnesota knife attacker 'was soldier of Islamic State'.  A knifeman who stabbed eight people in a Minnesota shopping mall while shouting "Allah" was "a soldier of the Islamic State", the jihadist group's news agency has claimed.  ISIS-affiliated media outlet Amaq released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack at the Crossroads centre in the city of St Cloud last night.  Eight people suffered non life threatening injuries when a man in a security guard outfit went on a bloody rampage just after 8 pm local time on Saturday [9/17/2016].

Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says.  A knife-wielding man in a private security uniform who injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening [9/17/2016] asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah during the assault, authorities said Wednesday [9/14/2016].  St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction.  All but one of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries.

New York City / Elizabeth, New Jersey / Lindon, New Jersey
September 17, 2016

Multiple simultaneous incidents -- strictly coincidental, of course!

Alleged Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Rahimi Indicted on Federal Terror Charges.  Federal prosecutors boosted their case Wednesday against a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people, bringing additional charges in an indictment and subjecting him to a potential mandatory life-in-prison penalty if he's convicted.  The eight-count indictment in Manhattan federal court speeds the case along against 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi.  He has been held without bail in the Sept. 17 attacks since his arrest two days afterward when he was shot by police in a shootout outside a Linden, New Jersey, bar.

2 Men Who Found Bomb in Chelsea Are Identified as Airline Security Guards.  Two men who found a travel bag containing a bomb on a Manhattan street last month — and then walked off with the bag but left the bomb — were not just employees of EgyptAir but in-flight security officers for the carrier, two officials at the airline said on Friday [9/30/2016].  Surveillance footage showed two men finding the bag on West 27th Street on the evening of Sept. 17, soon after a bomb exploded on West 23rd Street, injuring 31 people and triggering terrorism fears across the region.  In the video, the men were seen pulling from the travel bag a white plastic bag that contained a pressure cooker connected to wires and a mobile phone.  They left the white bag on the sidewalk and walked away with the travel bag.  The bomb did not explode, and investigators have said that the men may have inadvertently disabled the device.

Two main suspects in NYC bombing were able to hightail it out of the country.  Two men wanted by the FBI in connection with the New York City bombing have reportedly left the country.  The FBI put out a wanted poster for the two young men, who were caught on camera walking off with the luggage that contained one of the planted bombs.  Sometime later the duo boarded a plane and left the country, according to multiple new reports.

After Chelsea Bombing, NYC Launches Efforts To Silence 'Negative Rhetoric' About Islam.  Less than two weeks after the terrorist bombings in New Jersey and New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is launching a new campaign against the "negative rhetoric targeting Muslim communities" that the city says gets worse after "terrorist incidents."  A press release from the city on Monday [9/26/2016] explained the reasoning for the new anti-anti-Islam efforts:  "Across the country, hateful speech has made Muslim residents the target of misguided attacks and threats, especially in the aftermath of terrorist incidents," states a press release from the city.

Two men seen removing undetonated bomb from wheeled duffel bag left on Manhattan street 'by chicken shop terrorist' identified by FBI.  Two men seen removing an unexploded bomb from a wheeled duffel bag left on the street by the Chelsea bomber have been identified by the FBI.  Officials say the pair are both Egyptian pilots who have since left the U.S., presumably to return to Egypt, ABC News reports.  Their names have not yet been made public.  The men had been seen on surveillance video removing the bomb from luggage on West 27th Street, Manhattan, at around 8 pm on the night of the Chlsea bombing attack on September 17.

Comey vows to review past warnings to FBI about alleged NY bomber.  FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Tuesday [9/27/2016] his agency will learn from any missteps it might have made leading up to last week's Manhattan bombing, amid reports that the alleged bomber had been known to agents for at least two years.  Comey, who was testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, also said that when the FBI makes a mistake, the agency is open about it.  In two recent cases, he noted the FBI is looking over its past investigation of the Orlando nightclub shooter — and the bureau's prior interactions with the father of Ahmad Rahami, who was charged last week in the Manhattan explosion that left dozens injured.

Once Again, The Obama Administration Missed Terrorist Red Flags.  After the recent spate of terror attacks in the U.S., President Obama defended himself by saying that these type of attacks are "very hard to detect and very hard to prevent."  But it turns out that officials had the New York City bomber in their sights — twice — and failed to do anything about it, making this the ninth terror attack on Obama's watch that arguably could have been prevented.

The feds keep letting 'known wolves' drop off the radar.  The FBI had the future Chelsea bomber on its radar — for a while, anyway — but let him slip through.  Just as officials had done with men who became the perps in at least eight other terror attacks.  Customs officials screened Ahmad Rahami in 2011 on his return from a trip to Pakistan, and again after a 2013-2014 trip there.  They notified Homeland Security Department's National Targeting Center — which sent the report on to the FBI and other agencies.  Then, in August 2014, Rahami's dad told the authorities his son was a terrorist.  Agents checked records and found nothing.  When his father recanted, they say, they closed the book.  Yet they never bothered to interview Ahmad Rahami himself.

FBI Training Questioned in Recent Terror Attacks.  Recent domestic terror attacks by Islamic extremists are raising questions among officials and security experts about whether FBI counterterrorism training is deficient.  The chief suspect in the New York City homemade bombing attacks last weekend, Ahmad Rahami, was probed for several weeks by the FBI in 2014 after his father alerted authorities to his terrorist leanings.  Rahami's father, Mohammad Rahami, told reporters this week that he informed the FBI about concerns about his son after Rahami stabbed one of his brothers in a domestic dispute.  "Two years ago I go to the FBI because my son was doing really bad, OK?" the elder Rahami said.  "But they check almost two months, they say, 'He's okay, he's clean, he's not a terrorist.'  I say OK."  "Now they say he is a terrorist.  I say OK," Mohammad Rahami said.

FBI seeking information on 2 'unknown individuals' in NY bombing case.  Earlier today, the FBI released the notice above seeking information on "two unknown individuals" who were seen "on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in the same hour that an explosive device had detonated on West 23rd Street."  The FBI's statement continues:  "Closed circuit television recordings indicate that these individuals allegedly located a piece of luggage on the sidewalk, removed an improvised explosive device from the luggage, and then left the vicinity leaving the device behind but taking the luggage."  At this point in time, the FBI is not publicly alleging that these two individuals did anything other than what is stated above.

Blood-covered journal of New York bombing suspect references al-Qaeda and Islamic State.  The man accused of a bombing spree in New York and New Jersey was flagged by Customs and Border Protection officials for questioning at least twice over the last few years after returning from Pakistan, but in both cases they found no reason to deny him entry to the United States, law enforcement officials said.  Ahmad Khan Rahami, who remains heavily sedated in a New Jersey hospital after a police shootout that resulted in his arrest on Monday [9/19/2016], was one of thousands of such individuals traveling from high-risk countries who are flagged each year for "secondary" questioning at the airport.  He was in Pakistan in 2013 and in 2014, including stays in Quetta, a stronghold of militant groups, law enforcement officials said.  And in both cases, upon his return, "nothing derogatory" arose out of the screenings, and the information was relayed to the FBI, said one senior law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

NY Muslim Bomber's Notebook Urged Killing Non-Muslims.  Killing the kuffar isn't a "perversion of Islam".  It is Islam.  Islam settles religious disputes, internally or externally, with murderous violence.

Accused New York bomber's wife back; lawyer seeks access to suspect.  Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, has been held in a Newark, New Jersey, hospital since being arrested on Monday with wounds after a shootout with police.  Rahami faces federal charges in both states stemming from a Saturday night bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 31 people and explosives found in two New Jersey locations.  No one was killed in the blasts.

Federal complaint against bombing suspect omits journal's ISIS references.  Pages from the bloody journal of the New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami show he was a follower of Al Qaeda as well as the Islamic State terror group, yet federal investigators made no reference to ISIS in their complaint charging him on Tuesday [9/20/2016].  At least two pages include references to Anwar al-Awlaki — the American-born Muslim cleric who was killed in a 2011 drone strike and whose preaching has inspired acts of terror linked to ISIS and Al Qaeda.  Federal investigators mentioned Awlaki in the complaints.  However, the journal also appears to reference Abu Muhammad al Adnani — the ISIS spokesman killed by coalition forces in August after he called his followers to attack non-believers in their homelands.

Is the Justice Department Hiding ISIS Connection in NY-NJ Bombings?  Images released of the journal of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspected NY-NJ bomber, show mention of a recently killed ISIS leader, but that reference is curiously missing from the federal indictment filed against him yesterday [9/20/2016].  Is the Justice Department again trying to hide an obvious ISIS connection or inspiration from this past weekend's attacks, just as they did when they censored Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen's pledge to ISIS?

It's time to send Muslim terrorists a message:  Deport the Rahami Family.  The Rahami family came to America from Afghanistan as refugees.  They made life miserable for their neighbors.  When the police tried to bring some order, they cried Islamophobia.  Two of the Rahamis have posted in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups on social media.  The third actually built and planted bombs to kill Americans.  He terrorized two states, tried to kill and maim countless Americans and then shot it out with police.  Ahmad Khan Rahami, the central figure in the terror case, brought his wife here from Pakistan and she departed days before his attack.  His mother left for Pakistan a few weeks before his bombing spree.  The media, eager for a story of redemption, has widely broadcast the claim that Mohammed Rahami, Ahmad's father, told the FBI that he was a terrorist.  But that was years ago.  And Mohammed didn't turn in his son because there was a terror plot, but because he attacked family members.

Immigrants are a 'vicious cancer from within': Trump goes on offensive as Afghan-born is named in New York bomb hunt.  Republican Donald Trump is warning of a spike in terror attacks after a bomb placed under a dumpster in Chelsea exploded over the weekend, and is placing blame for the attack squarely on immigrants he called a 'vicious' threat.  'They're here.  We're letting tens of thousands of people flow into this country,' Trump said Monday morning.  'They're bringing in many cases vicious cancer from within.  This is something that's going to be so tough.  And you know they stay together so nobody really knows who it is, what's happening.  They're plotting.  This has been going on for so long everybody knows it,' Trump said.

Father Of New York Bombing Suspect Just Dropped A Bombshell That's Shaking The FBI.  On Tuesday [9/20/2016], The Father of New York bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, claimed he TWICE reported his son was a terrorist to the FBI.  New York Times reported:  Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two senior law enforcement officials.  The father made the statement about his son being a terrorist to New Jersey police in 2014, when Mr. Rahami was arrested after a domestic dispute and accused of stabbing his brother.

Jersey Jihadi Rahami's Wife Fled to Pakistan Before Bombings.  The wife of Ahmed Khan Rahami, the prime suspect in a string of bombings spanning from Manhattan to the Jersey shore this weekend, fled to Pakistan days before Rahami allegedly planted bombs throughout the tri-state area, according to multiple reports.  The Daily Mail notes that the Los Angeles Times has reported that the wife, whose name has not been released, has left the country.

Cops nab NY bomber as more suspects keep coming to US.  This would not be a good day to slander the flag as an act against the police.  It was the police who came to the rescue after a series of bombings that shook New York City and New Jersey over the weekend.  This would be a good day to honor all members of Law Enforcement.  Within 24 hours they caught and arrested suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami.  Even BLM (Black Lives Matter) and other cop-hating associates may want to give it a rest.  But that is unlikely, as illustrated at Monday Night Football where the Chicago Bears hosted the Philadelphia Eagles, and three members of the Eagles raised their fists at the playing of the national anthem.  They were making a statement.

'The sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets': A scrawled journal found with New York bombing suspect.  Years before he was accused of becoming a terrorist, when he was just another young man getting by in New Jersey, Ahmad Khan Rahami led an undistinguished American life.  He worked at his dad's fried chicken restaurant and went to a local college and sometimes struggled with the bills.  Then something changed.  Rahami's faith in Islam seemed to grow more serious in recent years, coinciding with lengthy trips back to Afghanistan, which his family fled in the 1990s, acquaintances said.  Rahami, a naturalized American citizen, grew a beard, married a woman from Pakistan, and watched jihadist martyr's anthems on YouTube, investigators say.

Suspect wrote 'bombs will be heard in the streets,' authorities say.  The suspect in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey declared that "the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets" and praised "Brother Osama Bin Laden" in a journal found on him when he was arrested, authorities said.  Ahmad Rahami was charged Tuesday with four counts in federal court in connection with an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and an unexploded pressure cooker found nearby.

New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami said he received instructions from 'terrorist leaders... to attack nonbelievers'.  The New York bombing suspect said that he had received instructions from "terrorist leaders... to attack non-believers where they live", as he was charged on Tuesday night with the use of weapons of mass destruction.  Ahmad Khan Rahami's journal revealed that he accused the US of slaughtering Islamist fighters in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and the Palestinian territories.

Days after attacks, Obama pitches more refugees.  President Obama on Tuesday will lead a special summit on the need to take in Syrian refugees, just days after weekend terrorist attacks that are raising more questions about whether the U.S. should be cracking down on immigration instead of opening the doors further.  Plans for Obama to lead the summit were months in the making, long before Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly planted a pressure cooker bomb in New York that detonated, injuring 29 people.  Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, is also thought to be responsible for bombs discovered in New Jersey.

The New Terror:  Even When It Fails, It Works.  A 28-year-old man originally from Afghanistan, Ahmad Khan Rahami, has been arrested in Linden, New Jersey, in connection with the bombing in New York City on Saturday night that wounded 29 people.  There reportedly was a brief shootout in which two police were wounded and Rahami was injured in the shoulder.  Video from the scene shows the wounded suspect as he was being loaded into an ambulance, a stocky figure with a heavier beard than appears in the "wanted" poster photograph distributed by the FBI.

Ahmad Khan Rahami's Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say.  Two years before the bombings that Ahmad Khan Rahami is suspected of carrying out in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that he suspected his son might be involved in terrorism, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two law enforcement officials.  The father, Mohammad Rahami, in a brief interview on Tuesday [9/20/2016], said that at the time he told agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his concern, his son had just had a fight with another of his sons and stabbed the man, leading to a criminal investigation.

Revealed: Chicken shop terrorist's Father called the FBI about his son two years ago after 'he stabbed his brother and hit his stepmom'.  The father of chicken shop terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami warned authorities about his violent son two years ago -- but they still didn't put him on a terror watch list.  Mohammad Rahami Sr appeared outside his apartment in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Tuesday and spoke to reporters in broken English, saying he called the FBI out of fears his son might be radicalizing after violent outbursts including incidents when he stabbed his own brother Nasim and hit his stepmother.  The claims raise concerns that law enforcement could be responsible for letting Rahami slip under the radar.

FBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing.  FBI agents arrested five men who may be connected to Saturday's bombing in Chelsea after stopping their car in Brooklyn, sources said.  The men were heading over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island when they were stopped Sunday night.  Sources said the FBI suspected the men may have had a role in the bombing and were questioning them at the FBI headquarters in Manhattan.

Mayor de Blasio Avoids Terrorism Label in Manhattan Explosion.  It was on the minds of New Yorkers, who immediately drew comparisons to Sept. 11, 2001.  It could be felt in the police response, which included teams of heavily armed officers stationed at key targets and the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Police Department.  But for Mayor Bill de Blasio and top city officials, terrorism was the word that could not be spoken on Sunday.  Seeking to project a responsible and measured reaction, the mayor pointedly avoided calling the bombing in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday that injured 29 people — and the presence of a seemingly related but undetonated device a few blocks away — a possible act of terror, declining at several points on Sunday to do so.  He emphasized that there would be no "easy answers" and that no suspect had yet been apprehended.

Five Men In Arab Garb Detained in New York En Route to Airport.  According to New York Senator Marty Golden, media and eye witnesses, five men dressed in Arab garb have been stopped, and detained, by the FBI.

Source: NY and NJ Bomb signatures "nearly identical".  According to a federal law enforcement source close to the investigation of the bombing in Manhattan, it was disclosed that the "signatures" of the bombs, both detonated and undetonated, possess enough similarities to suspect they were constructed by the same maker.  In addition to "having the ability to be remotely detonated," the same components were used.  Specific information about the bombs was not being disclosed to avoid compromising the integrity of the investigation, although this source stated that the investigating agencies have a "suspect pool" based on the construction of the explosive devices.  That does not mean that the bomber might be easily solved, or the bomber readily identified, cautioned this source.

The Response to This Weekend's Terror Attacks Showed Willful Blindness in Real Time.  In the all too familiar pattern, things are going boom, Americans are under attack, and the American political class is already busy playing the "See No Jihad" minuet.  In a rational world, where our highest imperative would be to understand the threat that confronts us rather than to find the least offensive way of describing it, it would be patently, undeniably obvious that we are targets of international terrorism fueled by Islamic supremacist ideology.  Nevertheless, the political class can only bring itself to say this kicking and screaming, and only if there is no other plausible alternative — which basically means a terrorist caught in the act while wearing an ISIS T-shirt.

Pal: Terror suspect underwent 'shocking' change after Afghanistan trip.  A man who described himself as a childhood friend of the 28-year-old busted today in connection with this weekend's New York-area bombings told the [Boston] Herald the suspect made a life-changing trip to Afghanistan two years ago.  "At one point he left to go to Afghanistan, and two years ago he came back, popped up out of nowhere and he was real religious," friend Flee Jones, 27, said of suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami.  "And it was shocking.  I'm trying to understand what's going on.  I've never seen him like this."

The Editor says...
Ri-i-i-ight.  You had no idea he was going to Afghanistan?  You didn't wonder why he would go there?  You had no idea that Islam is bent on world domination, through the murder of one infidel at a time?

Obama: No Connection Between Stabbing, Bombings.  A community activist says a man who went on a stabbing rampage at a Minnesota mall that injured 10 people had gone to the mall to pick up a pre-ordered iPhone.  Haji Yusuf, community director for the social tolerance group UniteCloud, has been working with the family of 20-year-old Dahir Adan.  Adan's father has identified him as the mall attacker who was eventually shot dead by an off-duty police officer.  Yusuf told WCCO-TV that Adan had gone to Crossroads Center to get a new phone and "was very happy" upon leaving home.  He says Adan's family doesn't know what happened.

Bombing Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami Captured In Linden.  Eyewitness News captured exclusive video of the man believed to be behind weekend bombings in Chelsea, Seaside Park and Elizabeth being taken into custody following a incident with police in Linden, New Jersey.  Monday night, officials in New Jersey had charged Rahami with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.  He was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.  He is being ordered held on $5.2 million bail.

Police arrest bombing suspect.  Ahmed Khan Rahami, wanted on suspicion of involvement in the bombings on the east coast of the US over the past two days, has been apprehended in Lindon, New Jersey, after a firefight, according to reports.  Rahami is an immigrant from Afghanistan who lived in New Jersey.  A manhunt had been conducted for Rahami over the past day.  Police suspect that he is also behind the bombing in New York on Saturday night.

Mayor de Blasio Avoids Terrorism Label in Manhattan Explosion.  It was on the minds of New Yorkers, who immediately drew comparisons to Sept. 11, 2001.  It could be felt in the police response, which included teams of heavily armed officers stationed at key targets and the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Police Department.  But for Mayor Bill de Blasio and top city officials, terrorism was the word that could not be spoken on Sunday.  Seeking to project a responsible and measured reaction, the mayor pointedly avoided calling the bombing in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday that injured 29 people — and the presence of a seemingly related but undetonated device a few blocks away — a possible act of terror, declining at several points on Sunday to do so.  He emphasized that there would be no "easy answers" and that no suspect had yet been apprehended.

ISIS Supporters Rush To Celebrate NYC Explosion.  Supporters of the Islamic State rushed to celebrate Saturday night's powerful explosion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood that injured at least 29 people, even as no group or individual has been arrested or claimed responsibility.  "The lions of the Caliphate roar in New York, we cause you pain inside your house, the carrier of the Cross," wrote one Twitter user who went by the name "I am ISIS, come and block me."  The account was soon suspended.  Another, called "The Lone Wolves," tweeted with the Arabic hashtag #ExplosionManhattanNewYork "Oh God burn America, take revenge in the name of your oppressed slaves and believers' blood."

Heavy duty metal dumpster destroyed by Manhattan bomb saved lives says the owner.  The owner of the dumpster which was crumpled from the force of a bomb which detonated inside it on a New York street on Saturday night told DailyMail.com that he believes the sturdy nature of the steel container probably saved many lives.  Some 29 people were injured in the blast from an explosive device which happened at 8.30pm on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood, outside a hotel, The Townhouse Inn of Chelsea, and residential center for the blind, Visions at Selis Manor.

How Police Found Second Bomb, and a 'Total Containment Vessel' Hauled It Away.  After the explosion on West 23rd Street on Saturday night, the police did what they typically do when they suspect a bomb has gone off.  They spread out and began looking for unexploded bombs — what those on the New York Police Department's bomb squad call "secondaries."  Officers began searching block by block, going as far south as 14th Street and as far north as 34th Street.  A few hours into the effort, two state troopers participating in the search found what appeared to be one, on West 27th Street, about four blocks above the explosion.  On the sidewalk on the north side of the street, there was a pressure cooker with a cellphone attached to it, law enforcement officials said.  A photograph of the device shared on social media shows the cookware, with wires and the cellphone.  The authorities confirmed that the photo was authentic.

Possible 'Live Bomb' Found Near New Jersey Train Station, Shutting Down Transit Service From NYC.  New Jersey Transit service has been shut down temporarily out of New York City tonight [9/18/2016].  The Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ has reportedly confirmed that a trash can was found with explosive materials near the town's main train station this evening.

'Possible live bomb' found at Elizabeth train station, mayor says.  An improvised explosive device in a backpack detonated near the Elizabeth train station early Monday as authorities were using a bomb robot to examine the item, officials said.  The blast occurred around 12:40 a.m. near Morris Avenue and Julian Place.  The explosion was not a controlled blast, but happened unintentionally as the robot was cutting the device, according to Mayor Christian Bollwage.  No one was injured in the blast, Bollwage said.

FBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing.  FBI agents arrested five men who may be connected to Saturday's bombing in Chelsea after stopping their car in Brooklyn, sources said.  The men were heading over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island when they were stopped Sunday night [9/18/2016].  Sources said the FBI suspected the men may have had a role in the bombing and were questioning them at the FBI headquarters in Manhattan.

5 Possible Explosive Devices Recovered, 1 Detonated in Elizabeth, NJ.  FBI agents surrounded a house in Elizabeth, New Jersey early Monday after a backpack was discovered the previous night with five possible explosive devices in the same town.  Earlier Monday, just after midnight, an explosive device detonated during a police attempt to disarm it after a bomb squad was called in, in the third New York City area incident involving what appear to be improvised bombs.

'Pressure cooker used in New York explosion' has eerie echo to Boston Marathon bombings.  The explosion that injured at least 29 people in Manhattan has brought to mind eerie reminders of the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks of 2013.  Mayor Bill de Blasio has said the blast that ripped the affluent Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night was 'an intentional act' — but has denied any links to terrorism.  Yet explosives experts have pointed out similarities with the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013 — specifically the type of device used, pressure cookers.

More about the Boston Marathon bombing.

At least 29 people injured after 'intentional' explosion in New York City, officials say.  Dozens of people were injured Saturday night in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in an intentional bombing apparently caused by an improvised explosive device, authorities said.  Twenty-nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the blast, which occurred on the street, according to the New York Police Department.  Authorities confirmed that all 29 victims had been treated and released from hospitals Sunday morning.

Other than Muslims, who does stuff like this?
29 injured in explosion on Chelsea street; second location at 27th Street investigated: 'This was an intentional act'.  An explosion during a bustling night in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood Saturday that resulted in 29 people being injured was "obviously an act of terrorism" although no links to international groups has been discovered, Gov.  Andrew Cuomo said of investigator's findings the day after the attack.

Explosion rips through Chelsea street: 'Everybody started running and screaming'.  A thunderous explosion rocked a Chelsea street Saturday night [9/17/2016] — injuring at least 29 people, blasting out windows and sending scores of panicked pedestrians running for their lives, cops and witnesses said.

We had a lot of "coincidental" attacks on September 17th.  Let's just get it out of the way and say it:  Saturday, September 17th, 2016 was a bad day.  While nobody in the media seems to want to jump in and "hastily" talk about terrorism, there were a few too many coincidences yesterday to be ignored in terms of public acts of violence.  The big headline, of course, was the Saturday night bombing in the Chlesea neighborhood of New York City.

New York mayor de Blasio under fire for saying there's 'no evidence of a terror connection' in Manhattan blast.  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized by some for saying there is no link between Saturday night's explosions and terrorism — despite admitting it was an intentional act.  The mayor spoke at a news conference at around 11:30 p.m. local time, just three hours after a blast on West 23rd Street left 29 people injured, one of them critically.  'Tonight New York City experienced a very serious incident,' de Blasio said.  When pressed by reporters if the blast was the result of terrorism, the mayor said it was premature to say.

Hillary Clinton Says "Bombings In New York" — 40 Seconds Later Criticizes Use of Word "Bombing".  In under a minute you can see/hear an audio visual demonstration showing why the vast majority of Americans just laugh at journalists in the 2016 presidential campaign.  [Video clip]

No injuries after pipe bomb explodes before Marine charity run in New Jersey.  Authorities evacuated dozens of homes for hours after a pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town Saturday morning [9/17/2016] where thousands of people were about to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors.  Investigators said they would not rule out terrorism as a possible cause.  No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park around 9:30 a.m., officials said.  The third annual "Semper Five" run was canceled.  The pipe bomb was in a plastic garbage can when it exploded.

Explosion in New York City believed to be 'intentional,' mayor says; 29 injured.  An explosion that injured at least 29 people in New York City late Saturday [9/17/2016] appeared to be "an intentional act," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, as sources told Fox News a second device — a pressure cooker — was found four blocks away.  De Blasio said the explosion had no known connection to terrorism and wasn't related to a pipe bomb explosion at a charity run in New Jersey earlier Saturday.

The Editor says...
This is a new twist in the reflexive denial blurted out by public officials after every obvious terrorist attack:  The "explosion had no known connection to terrorism."  The connections will be made later, of course.  Even so, what would be the purpose of setting off an explosion in a big city full of tourists on Saturday night, if it were not an act of terrorism?

Manhattan Blast That Injured 29 Does Not Appear to Be International Terrorism.  A bomb that injured 29 people on Saturday in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and another that failed to detonate, were filled with shrapnel and made with pressure cookers, flip phones and Christmas lights to set off a powerful explosive compound, law enforcement officials said on Sunday [9/18/2016].  Both bombs appeared designed to create maximum chaos and fatalities.  They also provided a trove of clues.

New York City
September 15, 2016

Muslim who slashed NYPD cop faced deportation; wrote of martyrdom, wife approved.  Just days before this weekend's Islamic terror attacks in New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota, a Palestinian Muslim facing deportation attacked an NYPD cop with a meat cleaver in broad daylight.  Law enforcement and the media claimed he was just a crazy man.  The facts, once again, prove otherwise.

Three Violent Attacks:  Connect the Dots.  In New York, a Palestinian named Akram Joudeh was picked up two months ago while screaming "Allahu akbar" outside a Brooklyn synagogue.  He was ordered deported, and was in Midtown on Thursday appealing his deportation notice when he started attacking bystanders with a meat cleaver.  An off-duty NYPD officer confronted Joudeh and was slashed down the side of his face, requiring 70 stitches.  Police shot Joudeh when he refused to drop the meat cleaver.

New York:  Cleaver-Attacking Palestinian Muslim Was Slated for Deportation.  On Thursday [9/15/2016], Palestinian Akram Joudeh slashed an off-duty cop with cleaver after the foreigner was confronted for trying to remove a boot from his parked car.  The officer, NYPD Detective Brian O'Donnell, was slashed across his face by the cleaver which Joudeh had tucked in his waistband (!), and the perp was shot by other police in the following confrontation.  Fortunately Detective O'Donnell was released from the hospital on Friday, so that's good news.

Man shot and left in critical condition near Macy's 'for attacking New York cop with a meat cleaver'.  The man who allegedly hit an off-duty NYPD detective in the head with an 11-inch meat cleaver during a dramatic Midtown Manhattan confrontation has been identified as Akram Joudeh, 32, formerly of Qeens.  Joudeh was shot multiple times on West 32 Street, near Penn Station, by several officers at around 5pm Wednesday after a dramatic chase that culminated in three officers being injured, cops said.  The detective suffered a six-inch gash from his temple to his jaw, while Joudeh was left in hospital in critical but stable condition.

NYPD cops shoot man who struck officer with butcher knife in Midtown.  A madman with a meat cleaver, upset over his car getting booted, was shot by cops in Midtown on Thursday after he sliced an off-duty NYPD detective in the head during a chaotic confrontation.  The mayhem began less than a block from Penn Station during the height of rush hour after Akram Joudeh went into a blind rage when his illegally parked Nissan Sentra was slapped with a wheel lock, cops said.  It ended with Detective Brian O'Donnell recovering from a 6-inch gash that runs from his temple to his jaw and his attacker in critical condition.

Nashville
September 5, 2016

Houston-bound plane diverts to Nashville after Muslim shouts in Arabic, breaks door.  No word on his immigration status or what he was screaming in Arabic.

Plane diverts to Nashville after man allegedly shouts in Arabic, breaks door.  A man is in jail after a United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville Monday night [9/5/2016].  According to an affidavit, United Express flight 3550 was scheduled to fly from Cincinnati to Houston but made an emergency landing in Nashville after a man, identified as Mohammed Nasser Aldoseri, broke out of the plane's bathroom door and spoke very loudly in Arabic.  The affidavit goes on to say the suspect's actions "caused extreme concern for passengers and the flight crew."

Paris
September 4, 2016

Car packed with explosive gas cylinders is found outside Paris's Notre Dame cathedral as police arrest 'radicalised' vehicle owner.  The 'radicalised' owner of a car found packed with gas cylinders close to Notre Dame cathedral has been arrested, police have revealed.  The vehicle, a Peugeot 607 without a licence plate, was found with its hazard lights flashing close to the landmark building in the heart of the French capital.  Documents with writing in Arabic were also found in the car.  Police say the car's owner, who is now in custody, is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalisation.

Hollande Urges France To "Embrace Islam" Hours Before "Radicalized Fanatics" Are Arrested In Latest Terror Plot.  Earlier today, the French interior ministry announced that three women arrested in connection with a car loaded with gas cylinders found near Notre Dame cathedral had been planning an attack on a Paris railway station. [...] According to NBC, the French official said the youngest of the three women, a 19-year-old whose father was the owner of the car, had written a letter pledging allegiance to ISIS.  Sunday's discovery of the Peugeot 607 laden with seven gas cylinders triggered a terrorism investigation and revived fears about further attacks in a country where Islamist militants have killed more than 230 people since January 2015.  Furthermore, one of the women stabbed a police officer during her arrest before being shot and wounded, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said late on Thursday [9/8/2016].  "These three women — aged 39, 23 and 19 — had been radicalized, were fanatics and were in all likelihood preparing an imminent, violent act," Cazeneuve said in a televised statement.

Home Hill, Australia
August 23, 2016

British woman stabbed to death by French man 'chanting Allahu Akbar' in hostel.  The victim has been named locally as Mia Ayliffe-chung. [...] Mia was killed at the Home Hill Hostel, north Queensland, Australia, on Tuesday night [8/23/2016] in front of 30 horrified onlookers.  A 30-year-old British man has been left fighting for his life in hospital while a dog was also stabbed to death, according to Australian media.  A local man, 46, was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the leg but he has now been released.

French man allegedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' in fatal stabbing of British woman at Australian hostel.  A French man allegedly cried "Allahu Akbar" during a stabbing attack that left a 21-year-old British woman dead in front of up to 30 onlookers at a backpackers hostel in Australia's north-east.  The 29-year-old suspect allegedly repeated the phrase — which means God is greatest in Arabic — when arrested by Queensland police who were "confronted with a terrible scene" at the hostel in Home Hill — about 100km south of Townsville — on Tuesday night.

Roanoke, Virginia
August 20, 2016

Police: Roanoke County stabbing suspect yelled "Allah Akbar" during attack.  The FBI is now involved in a stabbing investigation in Roanoke County.  Wasil Farooqui is charged in the incident that seriously hurt a man and woman at the The Pines Apartments on Saturday [8/20/2016].  Witnesses told police that during the attack Farooqui was yelling "Allah Akbar."  He remains in jail tonight without bond.

FBI investigating whether Virginia stabbings were ISIS-inspired.  Federal authorities are investigating a weekend stabbing in Virginia to see whether the attacker may have been trying to behead a victim and whether the attack was inspired by the Islamic State terror group.  Wasil Farooqui, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding in the stabbing attack Saturday [8/20/2016] that left two people wounded.  The FBI confirmed to Fox News it is investigating the dual stabbing alongside the Roanoke County Police Department.  A source familiar with the case also told Fox News the FBI is investigating the attack as a possible terrorism-related incident.

FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack in Virginia.  The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Virginia, looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources told ABC News.  Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News.  In the past year, sources said, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from around the world.

St. Gallen, Switzerland
August 13, 2016

'I saw a woman burning from head to toe.  There was blood everywhere'.  A witness who saw the Swiss train killer stab passengers before setting one woman alight has described how there was 'blood everywhere.'  Swiss police confirmed that the attacker, 27, identified as Simon S, and one of this female victims, 34 succumbed to their injuries after the incident in the train carriage in the eastern canton of Saint Gallen.  The attack came as the man set the carriage on fire and stabbed at passengers, including a six-year-old child, leaving four people in hospital.

Muslim train attacker in Switzerland described as crime of passions.  After a Muslim burned and stabbed at least seven people on a Swiss train, the Swiss have already begun doing damage control, refusing to classify this incident as terrorism.  Isn't they've invented a new, PC word for the attack, a crime of passions.  Wonder how long it is before leftists in this country demand Muslim terrorist attacks be described as crime of passions rather than actual terrorist attack.

Seven people injured in attack on Swiss train.  Seven people have suffered burn and knife wounds in an attack on a Swiss train, according to St Gallen police.  The suspected attacker, described as a 27-year-old Swiss man, reportedly set fire to a train in northeastern Switzerland after igniting a flammable liquid.

Woman, attacker killed after fire, stabbing on Swiss train.  Police are still searching for a motive but said there's no indication the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighboring region, had ties to extremist groups.

The Editor says...
Random attacks on train passengers don't happen — except when the attacker is a Muslim.  The article above goes on to remind us that the same thing happened on another train last month.

Charleroi, Belgium
August 6, 2016

Belgian police attacker shot and killed in Charleroi.  A man shot by police after he attacked two officers with a machete in the Belgian city of Charleroi has died.  The women officers' injuries are not life-threatening.  The assailant is said to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) during the assault outside the city's main police station.  Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told broadcaster RTL by phone:  "Initial indications very clearly point towards terrorism."

Islamic State claims responsibility for machete attack on Belgian police officers.  Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a machete attack that wounded two police officers in the Belgian city of Charleroi, calling it an act of reprisal carried out by one of its "soldiers".

Machete-wielding man yelling in Arabic wounds two Belgian police officers.  A machete-wielding man man yelling "Allahu Akbar!" (God is greatest) injured two female police officers before being shot outside the main police station in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police in the city said.  The attacker, who was shot by a third officer, subsequently died of his wounds, but the police officers were out of danger, they added.

Belgian PM calls machete attack on cops a likely act of terrorism.  Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Saturday [8/6/2016] that "preliminary indications" suggest an attack by a machete-wielding man on two police officers in Charleroi was an act of terrorism.  The attacker was shot and killed by police after striking two female offices with the large knife while shouting "Allahu Akhbar (God is great)," according to police spokesman David Quinaux, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF reported.  One officer received deep cuts to the face, but both were out of danger, Charleroi police said on Twitter.

Muslim knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stabs two Belgian policewomen in street rampage.  A machete-wielding attacker who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before injuring two policewomen has died after being shot by a third officer.  The man, who was armed with the knife, stabbed the two officers outside the police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi — 38 miles south of the capital Brussels.  They were injured during the attack and one of the female officers suffered significant 'wounds to the face', according to reports.

Two Belgian police hurt by machete-wielding assailant shouting 'Allahu akbar'.  A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest) wounded two policewomen in southern Belgium on Saturday [8/6/2016] before being shot dead, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of jihadist attacks in Europe.  The attack outside the main police station in the city of Charleroi, around 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of Brussels, left one of the policewomen with "deep wounds to the face" while the other was slightly injured, Belga news agency said.

London
August 3, 2016

London: Somali who stabbed six, killed American, is a devout Muslim, read jihad books.  Zak [Zakaria] Bulhan launched a six minute rampage on Wednesday night [8/3/2016] which left five people injured and the wife of an American professor dead in the Russell Square area of the capital.  After initially circulating reports that a "white chubby man" was responsible for the attack, the media subsequently reported that Bulhan, an immigrant of Somali origin, was the culprit, yet press outlets still bizarrely insisted on calling him "Norwegian".  Within hours of the stabbings, authorities signaled that "mental health" problems and not terrorism was the main motivation behind the attack, an obvious attempt to calm fears that Islamic terrorism had once again struck Europe after a series of bloody incidents in France and Germany.  However, it has since emerged that Bulhan could easily have been inspired by ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani's call for would-be jihadists to launch stabbing attacks against western "disbelievers".  According to Bulhan's former school friend Rakesh Naidu, the killer "was a devout Muslim and he would passionately defend it."

London knifeman was "devout Muslim"; neighbor says had no mental problems.  Immediately after the attack happened, British authorities said that the attacker had serious mental health issues and no link to terrorism.  Now his neighbor has come forward and revealed that he had no mental health issues but a big interest in the Islamic State (ISIS).  The British (and U.S.) authorities try to obscure the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists every time there is a jihad attack.  They are doing everything they can to keep their people from getting the idea that there is a jihad threat at all.  This is a grave disservice to Britons and Americans, and the ignorance and complacency this strategy fosters endanger us all.

Somali in London knife attack whom police said was just mentally ill 'recommended Jihad terror books'.  The British authorities have said Zakaria Bulhan — the 19-year-old Norwegian man of Somali descent arrested on suspicion of murdering American tourist Darlene Horton in London on Wednesday night [8/3/2016] and stabbing five others — does not necessarily have any links to Islamic terrorism.  However, Heat Street has found evidence that a person using the same name — Zakaria Bulhan — has listed at least one book advocating violent jihadism in their personal account on the Good Reads website since 2014.

American Woman Killed in London Knife Attack:  Cops.  An American woman was killed and five other people injured in a stabbing attack on the streets of the British capital, police said Thursday [8/4/2016].  A 19-year-old of Somali ancestry was arrested on suspicion of murder after the incident in Russell Square, a busy area near the British Museum.  Another American citizen was among the injured — along with Australian, Israeli and British nationals, according to London's Metropolitan Police.

Russell Square stabbing attack 'not terror related', say police after interviewing Norwegian suspect.  A Norwegian man was being held in custody on Thursday [8/4/2016] on suspicion of murdering an American woman in a "random" stabbing rampage in central London.  Investigators say the 19-year-old suspect, who is of Somali origin and moved to the UK aged five, is mentally ill and has no known links to terror groups or radicalisation.  Witnesses described their horror as a knife-wielding man launched his attack on passers-by in Russell Square, stabbing anyone he could reach late on Wednesday evening.

Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France
July 26, 2016

British security services warn attack on UK is 'very likely' as churches on terror alert after Normandy priest murder.  A terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely" following attacks in other parts of Europe, a five-judge tribunal has heard, as churches in Britain are told to tighten security after the murder of an 85-year-old priest in Normandy.  The heightened state of security comes as images threatening attacks in London and other major world capitals were reportedly posted on Telegram, a messaging app used by jihadis.

ISIS teen who killed priest passed background check for airport job.  A French Islamic State fanatic who ended up murdering a Catholic priest "easily" passed a police investigation to become an airport baggage handler, it was revealed today [7/29/2016].  Abdelmalik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, both 19, were on terrorist watchlists when they slit Father Jacques Hamel's throat in Normandy on Tuesday.  Now it has emerged that Petitjean worked full-time at Chambery airport in the Savoie region, which is used by more than 250,000 passengers a year including many Britons, until just three months ago.  He started as a porter there in December after completing his baccalaureate at the Marlioz high school in nearby Aix-les-Bains, where he lived.

France was warned about terrorist who killed priest in church attack.  French authorities were warned that one of the ISIS jihadists who slit the throat of a Catholic priest was likely going to carry out a terrorist attack, it was revealed Thursday [7/28/2016].  Police across the European nation received a photograph of an unidentified man believed to be Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, four days before the savage attack inside a church in Normandy.  The picture was accompanied by a message warning that the person in the photo "could be ready to participate in an attack on national territory," a French prosecutor announced Thursday.

'We have to fight this war' Hollande takes immediate action in Normandy (take notice Merkel).  Francois Hollande has arrived at a Normandy church just an hour after it was targeted by Islamist terrorists — in stark contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel who took more than a day to even speak about four horror attacks in Germany.  The French president visited the scene in the town of Saint Etienne du Rouvray after two attackers, allegedly shouting "Allah Akbar", stormed a church and took hostages at around 10am local time.  Speaking at the scene, the president said France was "at war" with the barbaric Islamic State (ISIS) and slammed what he described as a "vile terrorist attack".

Why did no one act?  Normandy Catholic church was on ISIS terror 'hit list' found last year.  The church Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was one of a number of Catholic churches on a terrorist "hit list" found on a suspected ISIS terrorist, raising questions as to whether it had heightened security.  The church in Normandy was the scene of a shocking attack this morning where a priest was murdered by two knifemen shouting "Allah Akbar".  The information about it being on a hit list was discovered on Sid Ahmed Ghlam, 24, who was arrested last April.

France:  Police arrest 1 in connection with priest's beheading.  French police have arrested one person in connection with the beheading of a priest at a church in Normandy, northern France, a "source close to the inquiry" told Reuters.  The source reported on condition of anonymity, as they were not authorized to comment on the case.  No further details as to the identity of the suspect were revealed.84-year-old priest Jacques Hamel was murdered in the attack by two Muslim terrorists, and another person was critically wounded, before the assailants were shot dead by police.

Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church.  Two ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy forced an elderly priest to kneel before filming themselves butchering him and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, a terrified witness has revealed.  The attackers, claimed as 'soldiers' by ISIS, were both known to French police before they cut the throat of 84-year-old priest Jacques Hamel at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen.  Both were shot dead by police marksmen as they emerged from the building shouting 'Allahu Akbar' following the attack that also left a nun critically injured.

Normandy church terror: ISIS knifemen made priest, 84, kneel as they slit his throat.  A priest had his throat slit and several others were taken hostage after armed men stormed a church in Normandy during morning mass today [7/26/2016], as President Francois Hollande said ISIS had declared war on France.  The hostage, said to be 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel, was killed by the attackers, who stormed a church in the town of Saint Etienne du Rouvray at around 10am local time.  The knifemen slit his throat after they entered the church by the back door shouting "Allah Akbar", according to local media.  One of the attackers was tonight named as Adel Kermich.  The victim was filmed as he was forced to kneel before the sadistic killers knifed him in the throat, one of the nuns has said.

Hollande:  Deadly church attack in France carried out in name of ISIS.  A deadly hostage-taking at a Catholic church in Normandy, in which a priest was killed and another person seriously wounded, was a terror attack committed in the name of ISIS, French President Francois Hollande has said.  Speaking to journalists in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where two men took five people hostage during morning Mass Tuesday, Hollande said the attack was a "cowardly assassination" carried out by "by two terrorists in the name of Daesh" — another name for ISIS.

Analysis: Islamic State's first act of war on European Christianity.  Regardless of whether Tuesday's attack was the work of Islamic State or whether it was merely inspired by the jihadi rhetoric emanating from the so-called caliphate, its symbolism is hard to ignore.  Previous attacks in France perpetrated by Islamic State and in its name have been against freedom of speech (Charlie Hebdo), Western liberalism (the Bataclan theater), the ideals of the French Revolution, which stand at the heart of Western thought (the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice) and against Jews (Hyper Cacher).

White House Stresses 'Religious Liberty' Commitment After Normandy Attack, Doesn't Mention ISIS.  The two terrorists, one who tried to go fight in Syria after the Charlie Hebdo attack but was stopped and briefly imprisoned, were shot dead by police.  Another man suspected to have a connection to the attack was arrested.  ISIS' Amaq news agency quickly claimed responsibility for the attack:  "The two executors of the attack on a church in Normandy, France, were soldiers of the Islamic State.  They executed the operations in response to calls to target countries belonging to the crusader coalition."

ISIS Beheads 86-Year-Old Priest in France.  Democrats Mention ISIS ZERO Times At DNC.  That's right — 61 speakers, zero mentions of ISIS.  But the Democrats did find time to put an illegal immigrant on stage, as well as an irritating comedic actress who uses her spare time auctioning sanitary napkins.  They found time to take down "offensive" Mississippi state flags and wave Palestinian ones on the floor of the convention.  They found time for another actress who claimed that the "border crossed" her family, and a video from J.J. Abrams about that Queen of Mystery and Light, Hillary Clinton.  The Democrats know their priorities.  And defeating ISIS isn't one of them.

Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest's Church.  The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday [7/26/2016], the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented.  On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish.  The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.

Ansbach, Germany
July 23, 2016

Germany:  Syrian suicide bomber in 'chat' directly before attack.  A Syrian with suspected links to the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) who blew himself up outside a German music festival in Ansbach, Bavaria, was in contact with another person "who influenced the attack" immediately beforehand, authorities said Wednesday [7/27/2016].  The 27-year-old failed asylum-seeker, who wounded 15 people at a nearby cafe late Sunday [7/24/2016] when he was refused access to the festival venue, had been speaking to an unknown person in an "intensive" online chat, Bavaria state interior minister Joachim Herrmann said.  "Apparently he had direct contact with someone who had significant influence on the way the attack played out," Herrmann was quoted by DPA news agency as saying on the sidelines of a state government meeting.

Suspected attacker dies in 'deliberate' explosion at a restaurant near Nuremberg.  The 27-year-old, named locally as Mohammad Daleel, injured 12 people outside a packed wine bar in Ansbach, near Nuremberg at 10pm last night after being turned away from an open-air music festival filled with 2,500 people because he didn't have a ticket.  Instead he walked to a bar in the centre of Ansbach, a town of 40,000 that is also home to a US Army base, and detonated a DIY bomb filled with metal shavings and screws.  It was the fourth violent attack on members of the public in Germany in less than a week and authorities have now ordered increased security at airports and train stations.

The Editor says...
Really?  He was snubbed at a music festival, so he went home (or somewhere), picked up his suicide bomb, and went back to use it?  Or did he hastily assemble it from materials he found around the house?  Hard to believe.  It would be far easier to believe he was an easily-offended Muslim who didn't like the idea of infidel revelers having fun at a music festival involving alcohol and unescorted ladies.  He probably spent all day assembling his bomb.

Ansbach explosion:  Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany.  A failed Syrian asylum seeker has blown himself up and injured 15 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach.  The 27-year-old man, who faced deportation to Bulgaria, detonated the device after being refused entry to the music festival, Bavarian officials say.  About 2,500 people were evacuated from the venue after the explosion.  It is the third violent attack in Bavaria in a week.  The state's premier described it as "days of horror".

Suicide bomb hits Ansbach, Germany in latest violent attack.  The Syrian suicide bomber who injured 15 people in a Sunday night attack on a music festival in Ansbach, Germany, left behind a video pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said Monday [7/25/2016].  The ISIS-affiliated media group Amaq also claimed the attacker was an ISIS "soldier" in a statement the group's supporters posted online Monday, but there is no evidence he was in contact with ISIS or directed to carry out an attack.

Police: Bavarian official says attacker in Germany explosion was denied asylum.  Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city of Ansbach was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum.

Shocker: Terrorist Named Mohammed Blows Himself Up in Germany.  Do the people of Germany realize they're at war?  They should probably wake up pretty soon before it's too late.

Munich, Germany
July 23, 2016

Update:
'Balcony Man' Who Stood Up to Munich Shooter To Face Prosecution for Insulting the Dead.  The Munich resident who hurled insults at shooter Ali David Sonboly as he was carrying out an attack on a shopping mall has been accused of libel, the Munich prosecutor has announced.  Thomas Salbey became an internet sensation after footage of him hurling abuse at Sonboly, from the balcony of his fifth floor apartment was posted on Twitter.  But while many praised Mr. Salbey for standing up to the gunman — who aimed shots in his direction — Florian Weinzierl, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor, has confirmed that Mr. Salbey is to be charged with libel for his comments.  It is not known who reported Mr. Salbey to the authorities.

BBC Scrubs 'Ali' From Munich Killer's Name On TV, In Articles, and On Social Media.  The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker's full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident.  Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly — the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday — is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as "David Sonboly".  Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent, Daily Mail, and Sky News named the attacker as "Ali David Sonboly" or "David Ali Sonboly".  CNN even referred to him simply as "Ali Sonboly".

Ten Dead In Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall.  The teenager who opened fire at a shopping center in Munich killing nine people Friday had planned the attack for over a year, German authorities said Sunday [7/24/2016].  The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman, not officially identified but named by local media as David Ali Sonboly, killed himself after the attack Friday, which also left 35 people injured, including 10 seriously and four critically.

Munich Shooter Identified as Ali Sonboly — Media Cultural Marxists Jump Into Action.  The Munich shooter has been identified as Ali Sonboly, an 18-year-old German with Iranian citizenship.  The 18-year-old German/Iranian opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself.  However, as many are noting, the EU liberal media are trying to disconnect any reference to Islam despite the eye-witness claims.

Afghan youth arrested over possible role in Munich shooting: police.  German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on Sunday [7/24/2016] on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said.  The youth was under investigation for possibly having failed to report the plans of the gunman, who later shot himself, a police statement said.

Munich Shooting: 9 dead and 20 critical after attack on shopping centre — 3 gunmen on run.  Munich is in the grip of a co-ordinated terror attack as armed officers storm the city in search of three gunmen.  Federal police have said at least nine people are dead and 20 critical after the horror shooting which has prompted the city to declare a state of emergency.  Police have said one of the dead may be the shooter.

Second shooting at Munich metro station after multiple dead at shopping centre.  A second shooting was reported in Munich just moments after at least nine people were killed and 20 injured in a nearby shopping centre.  Reports revealed a gunman opened fire at the Karlsplatz U-bahn metro station in Stachus Square, Munich's main square just three miles away from the Munich Olympia centre where the first incident happened.  People in the square were seen running away from a building which looked like a church.  Authorities blocked off the Hotel Stachus and a heavy police presence surrounded the hotel where terrified travellers were holed up.

'Several dead' and 10 injured in shooting rampage inside a Munich shopping centre as police hunt gunman.  A gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' opened fire at children in McDonald's before rampaging through a shopping mall, killing at least eight people.  Munich is in lockdown tonight, as a major police operation is ongoing around the city's Olympic Park, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces.  A ninth body has been found tonight [7/22/2016] and investigators are looking into the possibility of it being the attacker.

Munich shooting:  Police say nine dead as manhunt continues.  German police are engaged in a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after nine people died in a shooting at a shopping centre.  Police are investigating whether one of the bodies is that of a perpetrator.  At least 10 people have been wounded.  Three armed attackers were earlier reported to be on the run.  Police urged people to avoid public places.

Munich killer had planned his attack for a year, investigators reveal.  German investigators looking into Friday's mass shooting in Munich revealed on Sunday the gunman had spent more than a year preparing his attack.  The 18-year-old shooter, identified only as David S., visited the site of a previous school shooting in the German town of Winnenden and took photographs, Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said. [...] He also received inpatient psychiatric treatment in 2015 for two months, spokesman for the Munich prosecutor's office Thomas Steinkraus-Koch told reporters.  "The suspect had fears of contact with others" and depression, the spokesman said.  Steinkraus-Koch added there was no evidence of any political motivation to the crime, nor that the shooter killed specific victims.

BBC 'Fixes' Munich Killer Article Following Breitbart Expose Of Muslim Name Cover Up.  The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has corrected its coverage of Munich killer Ali David Sonbaly following a Breitbart London expose of how the global media giant was attempting to hide the murderers Muslim name.  Despite sources outwardly rejecting any link to radical Islam, the BBC still felt it necessary, in isolation, to scrub any reference to the name "Ali" in the killer's name.  The organisation chose to report his name as "David Sonbaly" on social media, on broadcast TV, and in its online coverage.

Munich Terror:  Gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he shot Children in McDonald's.  A witness has claimed she heard the gunman who has killed at least nine in a shooting rampage in Munich shout "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.  The shooting at a McDonald's across from the Olympia shopping mall occurred about 5:50 p.m, police said.  A Muslim woman, named by CNN as Loretta, told the channel she heard the gunmen shout "Allahu Akbar" — meaning God is Greatest in Arabic — as they shot children.

Angela Merkel backlash:  Fury erupts at German leader amid Munich shooting rampage.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a furious backlash yesterday as the city of Munich mourned its dead in the wake of the horrific shootings.  As the horrifying scenes from Germany's third largest city sparked outrage across the world many in German pinned the blame directly on the country's leading politician and her open door policy on migrants.  Mrs Merkel cut short a holiday in the Alps to return to the country but she has still not addressed the nation about this latest terrifying attack.

Of Course:  MSNBC Connects Munich Terror Attack Talk to GOP Convention.  MSNBC on Friday [7/22/2016] used the unfolding shooting spree in Munich to bash the Republican Party and connect the GOP convention to it.  Regarding terror, Daily Beast editor Christopher Dickey talked to Brian Williams and lectured, "What we're looking at now in Europe and, to some extent, at the Republican convention and in the discourse in the United States, is a lot of talk about war as if we're talking about a massive operation."  Dickey insisted that the terror threat not be overstated:  "Yet we're often talking as if we're going to go to war with a billion Muslims.  And I think we need to be very, very careful about that.  You are very careful.  NBC is very careful."

Misunderstander of Islam shouting "Allahu Akbar" executed children in McDonald's.  An Islamist shot up a shopping mall in Munich, Germany, located just blocks from the site of the 1972 Olympic massacre.  Which was conducted by other Islamists in the name of their ideology.  This was, of course, just after they started executing children in a McDonald's fast-food restaurant, which was reminiscent of the Nice terror attack in which the truck Jihadist apparently targeted women with strollers.  And let me venture a guess: the latest little Jihadist massacre was conducted by — or facilitated through — some of the million or so of Islamist "migrants" who German President Angela Merkel allowed to flow unchecked into the country.  So, by all means, let's follow through with Hillary Clinton's plan to import a million more Islamist refugees.

Wuerzburg, Germany
July 14, 2016

Germany Train Attack:  Afghan 'refugee' shouted "Allahu Akbar," motives "completely unclear".  Barely 4 days after the deadly attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people and left more than 300 injured, Germany has been hit by a terrorist attack.  A 17 year-old Afghan 'refugee' went on a stabbing spree inside a commuter train near the southern German city of Würzburg.  According to eyewitnesses, the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he attacked passengers with knife and axe — critically injuring four people.  The attacker was killed by Special Forces just 500 meters from the crime scene, as he tried to flee.

"I am a Soldier of the Caliphate and I am Going to Carry Out a Suicide Attack in Germany["].  For a while it was fashionable by experts to sneer at the inevitability that the "poor refugees" swarming Europe and the rest of the free world included ISIS supporters.  Surely such a thing was impossible.  Even after Bataclan, they kept finding excuses.  But the latest axe attack in Germany by an ISIS refugee is the end of that road.  The Muslim attacker was of your classic "widow and orphan" flavor.  He came as an unaccompanied minor.  He was exactly the sort of migrant that Merkel would cheerfully take selfies with.  And then he began hacking away in a train car while shouting Allahu Akbar.  He had an ISIS flag in his room and ISIS took credit for his attack.

Germany: Muslim Migrant Screaming 'Allahu Akbar' Injures 21 with [an] Axe.  The latest jihad attack in Germany reveals how difficult it is becoming for the political and media elites to maintain their fantasy-based narrative in the face of reality.  An axe-wielding Muslim refugee from Afghanistan stormed a train, screamed "Allahu akbar" and began attacking passengers.  This happened, of course, as a result of policies that Angela Merkel aggressively pursued.  And as she did so, she must have known that this kind of thing would start happening.  What else could she possibly have expected?  Those who called for Europe to take in as many Muslim migrants as possible may have foreseen this: after all, they insisted that the refugees were not a danger, but were in danger.  Only racist bigoted Islamophobes would dare express any skepticism about the wisdom of admitting these refugees, we were told.  To oppose the Muslim migrant influx into Europe was evidence of a moral defect, we were told.

Motive of Muslim Refugee Axe Attacker Shouting "Allah Akbar" Unclear.  [Scroll down]  Motive unclear.  There are so many reasons why a Muslim would attack non-Muslims with an axe while shouting a Jihadist battle cry that originated with the Muslim genocide of non-Muslims.  Maybe it was the lack of a job or a failure to integrate.  Or it was raining.  The possibilities are endless.  But we know it had nothing to do with Islam.

German train attack:  IS releases video of 'Afghan knifeman'.  The so-called Islamic State has released a video purporting to show an Afghan asylum seeker making threats before attacking a German train.  The 17-year-old injured five people with an axe and knife, one critically, in the attack in Wuerzburg on Monday evening.  He was shot dead by police.  In the video, a young man brandishing a knife says he is an "IS soldier" preparing for a suicide mission.  German officials say they later found a hand-painted IS flag in his room.  The teenager reportedly shouted the Islamic phrase "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") during the attack.

Germany train axe attack:  Afghan teenage refugee shouting 'Allahu Akbar' goes on bloody rampage hacking passengers.  An axe-man who stormed a passenger train and hacked at terrified passengers while shouting "Allahu Akbar" has been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan who entered Germany as a lone refugee.  The attacker was identified by stunned government officials after a huge investigation was launched just hours after the bloody attack exploded.  The horror began at around 9mpm local time when the teenager stormed a train that was travelling close to Wurzburg in southern Germany.

In Germany, Man Wounds at Least 20 People In Savage Axe Attack on Train.  We need background checks and waiting periods for assault axes.

Afghan child refugee shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks 19 in axe attack on train in Germany.  An Afghan refugee has injured at least 19 people with an axe as he shouted "Allahu Akbar" during a rampage on a train in Germany.  The 17-year-old — who was an "unaccompanied minor refugee" according to the Bavarian Interior Minister was wiedling an axe and knife as he boarded the train.  Police found a hand painted copy of an Islamic State flag in the bedroom of the foster home where the German train attacker lived.  He had only been with the foster parents for a fortnight.

Axe-wielding Jihadist Wounds 21 on German Train.  Muslim immigration continues to prove to be very, shall we say, problematic for Germany, which recently absorbed over a million "refugees" from Muslim countries.  On Monday evening [7/18/2016] a 17-year-old Afghan refugee attacked passengers on a regional train near Würzburg, in southern Germany with an axe and a knife, injuring 21 people, three critically.  A passenger onboard the train pulled the emergency brake and the assailant then fled, but was later tracked down by a special forces team and shot dead.  Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann told Bavarian TV that the 17-year-old had arrived in Germany seeking asylum as an unaccompanied minor.  "There is a statement that, shortly before he was shot by the police, he shouted out an Islamic slogan," said Herrmann.  Hmm, an Islamic slogan?  What might that be?

Germany axe attack:  Assault on train in Wuerzburg.  A man armed with an axe injured four people on a train in southern Germany before being shot dead by police, officials say.  Three people were seriously hurt and one suffered minor injuries in the attack in Wuerzburg, police said.  Initial reports said up to 20 people had been injured but it was later revealed that at least 14 had been treated for shock.  The identity of the attacker or the motive is not yet clear.

Nice, France
July 14, 2016

Nice attack:  City refuses police call to delete CCTV images.  The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of last week's lorry attack.  The Paris prosecutor's office said the request had been made to avoid the "uncontrolled dissemination" of images.  But officials in Nice have responded by filing a legal document, arguing the footage could constitute evidence.  It is the latest evidence of a growing dispute between the local and national authorities in the wake of the attack.

Nice Truck Driver Planned Attack a Year Ago, Had Accomplices.  A truck driver who killed dozens on Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France, had been planning the attack for months and had at least five accomplices, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday [7/21/2016].  The suspected accomplices — four men and one woman — were in custody in Nice, Francois Molins told a news conference, and were indicted Thursday on various terrorism charges.  While none of the accomplices was known to intelligence agents for ties to Islamic radicalism, one of them — identified as Franco-Tunisian Ramzi A. — had been charged six times for other crimes, ranging from theft to violence.

Were The Nice Attacks A False Flag Or A Lone Nut?  The recent truck attack in Nice, France was, from the outset, exploited by national governments and reported in a schizophrenic manner that, on one hand, declared the attacker a "weird" loner acting completely on his own by virtue of his many psychological problems while, on the other hand, a terrorist attack aimed at the allegedly democratic institutions of France and the Western world.  Among the reports surrounding the attack, many alternative media outlets are suggesting that the attack was yet another false flag engineered or at least facilitated by Western intelligence agencies for the purposes of propaganda, psychic driving, and the establishment of the "new normal" of constant terror and fear.  So which is it?

MSNBC's 'truck crash' framing of France terror attack ignites Twitter mockery.  An MSNBC tweet on late Thursday [7/14/2016] that framed France's latest terror attack as a "truck crash" elicited a stinging response from readers.  "Follow our live blog for the latest from Nice after a truck crash leaves at least 70 dead," the network tweeted at 8:49 p.m.  EST., well after even President Obama and French President Francois Hollande called the event an act of terrorism.  Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, killed at least 84 people during Bastille Day ceremonies by plowing a giant truck through crowds along the Promenade des Anglais.

How The Media Covers Up Muslim And #Blacklivesmatter Terrorism.  The propaganda, the artful selection and deselection of facts, have become as familiar to us as they were to any of the residents of the Soviet Union or North Korea.  Anyone who pays attention knows not only that they are being lied to, but can easily predict the lies that they will be told on the evening news even before they actually hear them being spoken out loud.  We always knew that the Muslim terrorist, even before he was identified, would turn out to be a secular loner who was depressed over his family life.  All the media had to do with Mohammed Bouhlel, the Islamic terrorist who murdered 84 people in Nice, France was to replay the same exact narrative as the one that they had fed us with Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist who murdered 49  people in Orlando.  Irreligious, depressed loner with family problems.  Check.  No connection to Islamic terrorism.  Suggestion of mental illness.  Check and check.  Insistence on his lack of interest in religion?  One final check.

You'll Never Guess Who Reuters Blames for the Nice Terror Attacks:  Yep, "Muslim Grievances".  After the Nice, France terror attack — where approximately 84 people were killed and hundreds injured — Western "mainstream media" is again in full damage control trying to rescue "the narrative," namely, that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. [...] Consider:  if Muslims are terrorizing France due to social and political "grievances," why are they also terrorizing and slaughtering other non-Muslim minorities who have no political power to "aggrieve" anyone?

Where Did Unemployed France Terrorist Come Up With $142,000?  Since the latest Muslim terrorists attack has pretty much been swept away by other news, at least here in the states, it's curious to note that the piece of garbage killer sure did have a lot of disposable cash for a guy who allegedly drove a truck for a living and had recently been fired.

After Nice, France Grapples With How to Combat Terrorism.  The Nice terror attack spurred finger pointing among France's political elite about insufficient security during Bastille Day celebrations, as well as a sober acknowledgment that the threat of radical Islamist terrorism has become a day-to-day reality for life in France.  The terror attack that killed 84 along the French Riviera on France's independence day, July 14, has challenged the political discourse in France on how to combat terrorism.

Spengler explains Nice attack's real significance.  I don't think I have ever recommended the same author as the read of the day twice in a row.  But yesterday Spengler brought a meaningful framework to Turkey's attempted coup, and today he puts the Nice massacre in perspective, making absolute sense by looking at important factors other observers ignore.  Writing in Asia Times as David P. Goldman, he deduces that Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a known criminal, was allowed to stay in France because he was a snitch for the police. [...] It makes sense.  You have to know something about the Muslim community and about the way police agencies really work to infer this.

Read the Non-Islamic Islamic Magazine Article Describing How to Conduct a Nice-Style Truck Terror Attack.  The entire October 2010 issue of Inspire — the English-language journal of Islamonazism — is worth reading.  It provides an excellent primer on the religious-slash-political-slash-military ideology that has (according to the Democrat Party) nothing at all do with religion.  Clerics of all stripes opine on the use of terror to accomplish world domination.  Religious authorities describe the rationale for killing non-believers.  And so on.  The article describing how to conduct a Nice-style terror attack is excerpted below.  Entitled "The Ultimate Mowing Machine", it pretty much fits in well with the other instructional material in the magazine.  Which is to say, another yet creative way to kill innocent children, women, and men, in the most painful and vicious ways imaginable.

Nice terror attack: 'soldier of Islam' Bouhlel 'took drugs and used dating sites to pick up men and women'.  The Bastille Day killer described by Isil as a "soldier of Islam" regularly used dating sites to pick up male and female lovers, it was claimed on Sunday night [7/17/2016].  Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's mobile phone records suggest he used dating websites and dabbled with drugs and drink, French media reported.  The handset was picked up by police officers after they shot him dead last Thursday in a lorry that he had used to kill 84 people on the Promenade des Anglais, in the French city of Nice.

More suspects arrested in connection with truck attack in Nice.  French authorities on Sunday arrested two more suspects potentially linked to the man who rammed a truck into crowds, killing 84 people in this French Riviera city, as investigators sought to determine his path to radicalization and whether he acted alone. [...] Seven people have been detained in connection with the Thursday attack, including Bouhlel's ex-wife, but she was reportedly released from custody Sunday morning, according to authorities speaking to local media.

Attacker in Nice was 'radicalized rapidly,' French interior minister says.  The man who used a 20-ton truck to plow down hundreds of people in Nice this week, killing 84, somehow became rapidly radicalized and hadn't shown up on any anti-terrorist intelligence radar, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday [7/16/2016].  The minister said Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, had had no record of making militant statements and was not known to the intelligence services.  It seems he became radicalized very quickly," Cazeneuve said, without offering specifics.

So much for being a "lone wolf."
Attack on Nice:  Five held by French police.  Five people believed to be linked to the man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, the Paris prosecutor's office says.  Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, including the man's estranged wife, Le Monde reported.  Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he was shot dead by police.  So-called Islamic State claimed one of its followers carried out the attack.

FBI has found no evidence that Orlando shooter targeted Pulse because it was a gay club.  The FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, U.S law enforcement officials said.  "While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasn't revealed that he targeted Pulse because it was a gay club," a U.S. law enforcement official said.

France:  Another truck bomb parked near Nice defused, Muslim suspect arrested.  The French Special Forces defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, local media reports.  A bomb disposal operation was conducted on a highway near Nice where a truck attack occurred Thursday night.

France has 7th terrorist attack in 18 months, media blames the truck.  A radical jihadist from Tunisia drove a truck into a crowd of people in the southern French city of Nice where people were celebrating Bastille Day, the French equivalent of the Fourth of July, killing 84 and wounding more than 100.  The American media's knee jerk reaction was to blame the truck.  France has become ground zero in the war on terror after radical jihadists attacked the European nation for the seventh time in 18 months on Thursday.

As if he really means it:
Obama vows to 'destroy' ISIS after Bastille Day attack.  President Obama pledged to "destroy" ISIS following the heinous terror attack at a Bastille Day celebration in France — and used remarks to diplomats at the White House to defend his own legacy.  "We cannot give in to fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life.  We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that's exactly what the terrorists want," Obama said, pledging to be "vigilant" in defending security and liberty.  Obama urged the gathered diplomatic corps "to step back and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence."  But sensing the end of his presidency, Obama pivoted to focus on legacy items he wants to be remembered by and not the terror acts that have become a near weekly occurrence.

Nice is All You Need to Know.  This is what we are up against and it is high time we have a clear picture of what it is.
  It's not just about immigration the beast who did this was a citizen of France, just as the Orlando shooter was an American born Muslim.
  It is not just about religion:  It is a totalitarian system that embraces religion, law, morality and (most of all) culture.
  It is not just about a lone wolf.  It is planned, advocated, inspired, supported in concert with a monstrous movement that wants to conquer the world.
  It is not about jobs or alienation.  Their culture is what alienates them and keeps them unemployed.
  Islam is not about Peace.  Islam means submission and this is what happens to the children of those who do not submit.
  It is not at all about the oil or the U.S. or the decadence of The West.  It is about Sharia, The Caliphate and Jihad.
  Its not just about Terror, It is annihilation by the most brutal and indiscriminate means possible.
  It is not about to stop.  If it we do not wake up and stop it.  It will kill you gladly.

At Least 80 Dead In Terror Attack On Nice.  Eighty-four people — including several children — died in the French city of Nice after a terrorist plowed a truck, which was "loaded with" grenades and other arms, into a large crowd during Bastille Day celebrations Thursday night, according to officials and the French president.  As of Friday 8 a.m. local time, 18 individuals were in critical condition, 50 were lightly injured, and 120 were receiving treatment, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior.

Nice terrorist identified as 31-year-old French man from Tunisia.  The terrorist who carried out the recent attack in Nice has reportedly been identified as a 31-year-old local resident, originally from Tunisia.  At least 84 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when he drove into a Bastille Day parade and then opened fire with a handgun.  More weapons, including grenades, were found in the truck after security forces killed the attacker.  The Israeli Foreign Ministry is checking whether any Israelis were present during the attack.  "The truck simply cut people down and left bodies behind," said a witness.  "The driver continued speeding while he ran over the bodies.  It looked like an accident at first, but we understood very quickly that he was deliberately running over people."

Huge cache of guns, grenades and 'larger weapons' found inside bullet-riddled truck.  Bloodshed befell France's most important national holiday last night as 80 people were massacred when a truck mowed through crowds and the driver unleashed a hail of bullets on fleeing revellers.  But fears have already been raised the terror attack on the seaside resort of Nice could have been far deadlier had police not shot the gunman dead when they did.  A huge cache of guns, grenades and 'larger weapons' were said to have been found inside the bullet-riddled lorry after it ground to a halt on the busy promenade — suggesting the driver intended to spill more blood.

Bastille Day attacker was a delivery driver born in Tunisia.  The man who carried out the murderous rampage in Nice has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a French-Tunisian petty criminal, according to reports.  The 31-year-old delivery driver, a resident of the French Riviera city, was found guilty in March of violent contact — but he had no known links to terrorism and had not been under surveillance, sources told the Telegraph.  "An operation is currently under way at the dead suspect's home in Nice.  It is being raided by officers," an investigative source told the paper.

Nice Airport evacuated day after Bastille Day terror attack.  French troops rushed to the airport after a suspect package was found at around 1 pm.  Passengers were forced to leave the airport and wait nervously outside as soldiers conducted a sweep.  The airport has now re-opened to travellers.  Yesterday [7/14/2016] a terrorist purposefully drove a truck for one mile through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day.  At least 84 people were hit and killed, while dozens more have been left in a serious or critical condition.

Nice attack was due to 'decades of multiculturalism and political correctness' says Polish Interior Minister.  Poland's right wing interior minister Mariusz Blaszczak has blamed last night's terror attack in Nice on 'multiculturalism' after it emerged the killer was a French Tunisian living in the city.  Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, killed 84 people as he drove his large lorry along the main promenade in Nice indiscriminately knocking down pedestrians who had just finished watching the city's Bastille Day fireworks.  Unlike other international politicians, Blaszczak blamed France and the European Union's Foreign affairs commissioner Federica Mogherini for last night's deadly attack.

Enough.  The latest Muslim atrocity in Nice will have far-reaching international consequences, and not just for the countries of Europe.  After promising a "pitiless" war against Islamic aggression, the Hollande government in France effectively came to an end last night on the Promenade des Anglais and will soon enough be replaced by the Marine Le Pen government.  The British, having voted themselves out of the European Union, are effectively under siege by hordes of invaders gathered in Calais, preparing to storm the Chunnel in order to bring their unique brand of vibrant diversity to perfidious Albion's shores.  Meanwhile, in Germany, the charmless Mutti Merkel mutters to herself as she plots to import even more "refugees" in order to destroy the Bundesrepublik she grew up learning to hate as a child in communist East Germany.  It will also affect the course of the American election.  The utter bankruptcy of the Obama administration's deliberately feckless, see-no-evil approach to Muslim terrorism is now on plain display for all the world to see.

At least 50 feared dead and shots fired as lorry RAMS into crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.  A lorry ran down a large group of people in the southern French city of Nice during a suspected terrorist attack.  At least 50 people are feared dead with more than 100 injured during the Bastille Day attack.  Eyewitnesses have reported that hostages have been taken in two hotels and a restaurant in the city. [...] It is not known at this stage is whether the attack was terror related.

The Editor says...
Technically, at the moment the article above was written, it was probably true that they didn't know that the attack was "terror related," i.e., Islamic terrorism.  But whenever an act of mass murder takes place in the 21st century, whether through the use of a pressure cooker bomb, a speeding truck, a firearm, or hijacked airplane, it is reasonable to surmise that the event is yet another act of Islamic terrorism.  As far as I know, there hasn't been a spate of Catholic terrorism lately, or a rash of Mennonite terrorism, or widespread Mormon terrorism.  As soon as it becomes evident that a mass-casualty event has been deliberately inflicted on a number of people, it is obvious that the attack can be blamed on those who "misunderstand" Islam.  Unless the attack happens in the United States and the victims are all white police officers, in which case, it's instantly attributable to violent black racists.

Delaware County, Pennsylvania
June 24, 2016

'Abdul Wahi' held in shooting of Pa. police officer.  Authorities say a suspect is in custody after a police officer was shot several times in Delaware County, Pa. on Friday morning [6/24/2016].  The suspect was identified as Donte Brooks Island.  It took about three hours for upwards of 200 police to track down and arrest the alleged shooter.  Three others were taken into custody, but they have not yet been charged.  The main suspect, though, is well known to law enforcement.  Island, who also goes by the name Abdul Wahi, lives in the Folcroft Station Apartments where police caught him allegedly smoking weed and dealing drugs.

Muslim Felon Shoots Cop 7 Times, then Opens Fire on Another — Media Silent on Terror.  The suspect is identified as Donte Brooks Island, aka Abdul Wahi.  He is charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and other related offenses.  Action News was there Friday as Island was taken to a patrol car.  He is currently being held on a $1 million bail.  Island was recently released fro prison after serving time for drug and firearms violations, District Attorney Jack Whelan said.

Pennsylvania: Muslim Abdul Wahi shoots cop in the face multiple times.  Likely a prison convert to Islam.  How many are roaming the streets, freed from prisons by Obama?  This took place outside of Philly where the Muslims have a habit of trying to kill cops.

Viernheim, Germany
June 24, 2016

Muslim Suicide Bomber Take 50 Germans Hostage At Theater, The Police Blast Him Just Before He Blows Himself Up.  This was a close call.  Thank God for the swift action of German policemen who saved these 50 people.  But there will be another time, and next time might be too late, especially since the German media is already trying to say the man had 'no identifiable links to radical Islam'.

Suicide belt, grenade found near German cinema complex attacker - Bild.  An armed man who was gunned down by the police at a cinema complex in Viernheim, western Germany, had a hand grenade and was wearing a suicide belt, German Bild newspaper reports.  According to the paper, the grenade was discovered by the police after the incident.  An eyewitness told Bild that the attacker was speaking in "broken German language."  The police said that they currently have no leads linking the man to radical Islam, and other motives are being looked into.

Twin Falls, Idaho
June 2, 2016

Twin Falls, Idaho:  Is Prosecutor attempting to downplay rape story?  Why would he do that?  Because the whole narrative that keeps refugees flowing to cities and towns to supply cheap labor for multi-national corporations under the guise of humanitarianism could come crashing down.  That, carefully crafted, decades old narrative, is this: refugees are good people, downtrodden souls, escaping war and poverty, and it is US tradition (indeed our role in the world!) to care for those in need and so we must welcome refugees from around the globe who only want a better life for their little children (even if they come from cultures that do not share our traditions, values and laws).  Therefore, news about refugee children raping and sexually assaulting American children simply must be covered-up.  There is too much money involved to let this story grow!

Twin Falls Refugee Rape Victim Activists Call For Attorney To Step Down.  In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, a local activist in Twin Falls demands U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson step down.  The activists want to bring justice to a five-year-old American girl who was raped on June 2 by a group of refugee children as a 14-year-old refugee videotaped the horrible incident.  Idaho activist Julie Ruf tells Breitbart News that statements made by Olson to protect the refugee community in the wake of rapes indicate she is unfit for the job of protecting the Constitution.

Chief Idaho federal prosecutor warns:  "The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements ... may violate federal law".  On June 2, a 5-year old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at a Twin Falls, Idaho, apartment building by three boys ages 7, 10 and 14.  The exact nature of the sexual assault is unclear; but apparently the 7-year-old sexually touched the girl, and it seems that the 10- and 14-year-olds are being charged because they put the 7-year-old up to this.  The boys may be Sudanese and Iraqi refugees resettled in Idaho; according to the Twin Falls Times-News (Nathan Brown), "Officials suspect the boys have been in the [U.S.] fewer than two years," but "aren't sure if the families are refugees."  In the following weeks, rumors started flying on the Internet and in Twin Falls; as best I can tell, many of the rumors were false.  The boys were misidentified as Syrian refugees, rather than potential Sudanese and Iraqi refugees.  Though the crime is serious as it is, it was described as being much more serious, including as a gang-rape at knife-point, with the children's fathers cheering the events after they happened.  Apparently none of that is true.

Muslim Migrants Sexually Assault 5-Year Old In Idaho.  On 2 June, 2016 a five-year old girl with special needs was playing outside her home at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho when she was taken by knife point to the shared laundry facilities on the premises by three boys from two refugee families, ages 13, 9, and 8 years old who sexually assaulted and urinated on her.  The eight year old is also reported to have cut another young child's arm with his knife a week before school was adjourned.  According to the victim's mother, a trusted neighbor discovered her daughter with the three boys.  Her clothes had been stripped off by the boys who were also naked and the 13 year old had a phone which allegedly held video of the incident.  The mother and father of the victim promptly arrived on the scene after being alerted by the neighbor.

Updated:  Story of Syrian refugees raping Idaho girl is wrong, prosecutor says.  Authorities are denying reports that Syrians gang-raped a child at knife-point in a Twin Falls apartment complex earlier this month, saying the false claims are being spread to incite anti-refugee sentiments.  "There were no Syrians involved, there was no knife involved, there was no gang-rape," Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Monday morning [6/20/2016].  His comments largely refute several differing accounts about the incident circulating on anti-refugee resettlement and conspiracy websites and anti-Muslim blogs.  Most of those accounts claim a group of Syrian refugees sexually assaulted a mentally disabled girl at knife-point June 2 in the laundry facilities of Fawnbrook Apartments, a low-income housing complex in Twin Falls, and that the attack was celebrated by the perpetrators' families as city officials orchestrated a cover-up.

Raped By PC — Five-Year-Old Idaho Girl Raped By Three Iraqi and Sudanese Refugees — Politically Correct Local Government Frozen.  You might have heard a story from Twin Falls Idaho about a 5-year-old girl sexually assaulted / raped, by three older "Syrian refugees".  As the word spread throughout the shocked community, the local police and the county commission members quickly jumped into action to deny the claim.  The County Leadership was furious:  "the three rapists were not Syrian refugees, and such lies should cease immediately".  The police then clarified the record:  they are Iraqi and Sudanese men, and maybe they were refugees, or maybe not, we're not going to say.

Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley.  The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special interest groups doing their damnedest to suppress the story and quell a righteous citizen rebellion.  On June 7, a brief news item appeared on local Twin Falls, Idaho-based KMVT about a "reported sexual assault that possibly occurred near the Fawnbrook Apartments" five days earlier.  Unconfirmed accounts of the alleged crime on conservative-leaning websites, plus reports from area members of anti-jihad activist Brigitte Gabriel's Act for America group and longtime watchdog Ann Corcoran's Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, culminated in coverage on the powerhouse Drudge Report.

Cops, media hide Idaho girl's sex assault by Muslim migrants.  A 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two boys at an apartment complex in Twin Falls, Idaho — while a third boy filmed the attack — and some local residents are charging the police and city officials with covering up the fact that the boys are from Muslim immigrant families from Sudan and Iraq.  Although not yet confirmed, the alleged perpetrators — migrant boys ages 14, 10 and 7 — appear to be from refugee families.  At least three local newspapers have tried to discredit the reports of the assault, focusing instead on a few details that were erroneously reported by bloggers while ignoring or downplaying the broader truth of the story — that Muslim migrants stripped down and humiliated a vulnerable little girl.

Report: Three Syrian "Refugees" Rape Little Girl at Knifepoint in Idaho.  Three Syrian refugees reportedly raped a little girl at knifepoint in Idaho before urinating on her body, an incident that prompted furious residents to accuse Twin Falls city council members of covering up the assault.  The sexual assault allegedly took place on June 2, but has received virtually no media attention aside from one vague KMVT report.

Deerfield Township, Ohio
June 10, 2016

Muslim Terrorist In Ohio Takes Apartment Complex Hostage, And Then Opens Fire On American Police Officer.  A Muslim terrorist in Ohio, Mohammad Laghaoui, took hostages in an apartment complex and then opened fire with an AK-47 on an officer once she arrived on the scene.  The hostages were Mohammad's father and brother.  Mohammad threatened to murder his father and brother.  His brother dialed 911 and Mohammad punched his father in the face and left, only to return with an AK-47.  His father and brother locked Mohammad out.  He opened fire through the door and shot his father in the arm.  The officer, Deputy Katie Barnes, responded to the emergency call and arrived on the site.  That is when Mohammad opened fire on the officer.

Warren County shooter says 'charges not accurate' after judge sets bond.  The active shooter who ran from police for seven hours last week was in court this morning.  Meanwhile, Warren County Sheriff Deputies still can't find the gun.  Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui, 19, was arraigned on attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault charges in Warren County court.

The Editor says...
WLWT is happy to pass along the government's perspective:  Never mind the Muslim terrorist — there's a gun on the loose!

Sheriff: 19-year-old shooter wounds own father, sheriff's deputy before arrest.  The 19-year-old who spurred a seven-hour manhunt Thursday night in Warren County shot his own father and left a sheriff's deputy hospitalized before he was finally arrested.  When Warren County Sheriff's Deputy Katie Barnes responded to a domestic disturbance call at the Orchards of Landen apartment complex Thursday night, she arrived alone.

Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui, accused of shooting Deputy Katie Barnes, kept low profile.  The 19-year-old charged with shooting a Warren County deputy and his own father kept a low profile at home and at school.  Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui and his family had been living at The Orchard of Landen apartment complex for only about six months, a neighbor said Friday.  "They kept to themselves," said James Gross.  "We didn't see much of them, just saw them come and go."

Fayetteville, Arkansas
June 16, 2016

Arkansas Couple Arrested And Released After Making Terror Threats.  Arkansas husband and wife Daphne and Alan Crawford were charged with making terroristic threats Thursday [6/16/2016] by local law enforcement and released Friday.  They are now the focus of a manhunt by the FBI and Fayetteville Police Department, KNWA News reported.

Married Muslim Converts Arrested in Arkansas for Making Terroristic Threats.  A husband and wife in Northwest Arkansas have been arrested on terror charges after allegedly threatening a waitress in a local diner.  "People like you are the reason we kill," the wife reportedly said to the victim.  She further threatened the waitress on social media by posting a picture of her husband in "Muslim attire" kneeling with an assault rifle.  This was not the first time the couple attracted the attention of law enforcement.

Arkansas: Married Muslim couple who made terroristic death threats taken into custody for FBI questioning.  This Muslim convert couple has been making numerous death threats in their neighborhood.  Like Omar Mateen, they have been wielding Islam and threatening anyone who displeases them.  They parade around like SS goons.  In December 2015, the couple was escorted out of Central Mall in Fort Smith after investigators said the pair was video recording stores in the building.  Just like the Orlando jihad, law enforcement appears to have done nothing about this.  Just as in Orlando and many other instances when all the warning signs have been there.

Denton, Texas
June 15, 2016

Man Threatens Death on Those Who Refuse to Accept Copies of the Quran:  Police.  A man is jailed on a charge of terroristic threat Wednesday [6/15/2016] after threatening to impose the death penalty on several people who refused to take copies of the Quran, Denton police say.  Peshwaz Azad Waise, 28, was arrested just after 8 a.m. outside of the Denton County Courthouse after several run-ins with police that morning and the night before.  Denton police said officers responding to a call for assistance Tuesday night [6/14/2016] were stopped by Waise, and that he was speaking irrationally and making comments about God and Allah.  Since Waise was not in violation of any law, the officers continued responding to the initial call for help, police said.

Texas: Muslim Threatens to KILL Those Who Refuse to Accept Copies of the QURAN.  He's just being a good, devout Muslim.  Oppose him and you are "suppressing his freedom of religion," you islamophobe.  Law enforcement thinks so, too.  Police said officers responded to a call for assistance, but said jihadi Peshwaz Azad Waise was not in violation of any law.  Death threats under sharia are not sanctioned by US law?

Denton police arrest man at courthouse for making terroristic threats.  On his Facebook page, Peshwaz Azad Waise writes that he attended Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Va., and graduated from George Mason University in 2010.  He lists Washington, D.C., as his current residence. [...] The Denton Police Department issued this news release on the arrest of Peshwaz Azad Waise this morning [6/15/2016].  ["]The Denton Police Department is currently working a terroristic threat offense that occurred this morning.  A lone male suspect has been arrested and taken to the Denton Police Department jail.  The suspect's vehicle remains at the scene at this time.  Due to the nature of the threat, we are taking extra precautions prior to impounding his vehicle.["]

Amarillo, Texas
June 14, 2016

SWAT team kills suspect who took hostages at Amarillo, Texas Walmart, investigators say.  A SWAT team shot and killed a suspect who took hostages at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas Tuesday afternoon [6/14/2016], investigators confirmed. [...] "We do consider this a work-place violence situation at this point," the sheriff's office said.  One store employee told KFDA the gunman earlier released a worker and the store manager but was still inside the Walmart. [...] Police said they were looking for a Somali man wearing khaki pants, KFDA added.

Somali Muslim Opens Fire, Takes Hostages at Wal-Mart in Texas.  [T]he suspect, a current or former Walmart employee, was said to be a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, KFDA-TV reports.  Police said in a press release at 12:25 local time that no victims had been found inside the building and there is no ongoing shooting "at this moment."  It is not known if anyone was wounded elsewhere.

Armed Somali Man Takes Hostage In Texas Town Feds Forced To Accept Refugees.  Police have shot and "apparently" killed a Somali man involved in an armed hostage taking situation at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas, a town known for taking in a flood of refugees.

Orlando, Florida
June 12, 2016

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
June 1, 2016

Update:
Feds clear Muslim flag attacker of hate crime.  The FBI has determined that no hate crime occurred on the day after Memorial Day in Lawrenceville, Georgia, when a Muslim woman dressed in a burqa came out of the woods behind a homeowner's house, grabbed the family's large American flag and attacked them with it.  The FBI was asked by local police to investigate whether Amina Ali Ahra, 30, may have committed a hate crime when she attacked homeowner Dami Arno and her 17-year-old daughter while the two were drinking coffee in their garage on the morning of Tuesday, May 31.  Ahra grabbed the family's large flag off their mailbox and used the 4-foot long pole made of PVC pipe as a weapon, swinging it wildly at Arno's head.  The 42-year-old fought off the much larger Ahra and two neighbors helped restrain her until police arrived.

Muslim attack on flag-waving American family remains mystery.  It's been two weeks since an Atlanta-area mother and her daughter were attacked at their home by a burqa-clad Muslim woman who stole the American flag from their front yard and charged at them, swinging the flagpole at the mother's head.  The family says their lives have been turned upside down by the attack, and they don't go anywhere now unless armed.  Two weeks later, they say they're still waiting for answers from their local police chief and the FBI.  Who attacked them and why?

Story about Somali woman who attacked Georgia Mom is surreal.  This is a scary story and one sure to really tick you off — in the wake of Orlando, for the authorities to be so protective of this immigrant's rights is simply mind blowing!

Police:  Woman in Burka attacks Lawrenceville family with American flag.  A family in Lawrenceville said they were attacked by a total stranger just because they were flying an American Flag.  Amina Ahra, 30, was arrested on two counts of simple battery after being accused of attacking a mother and daughter at their home.  Dami Arno told police she was in the garage talking with her daughter when she said Ahra came out of the woods wearing a full Burka, grabbed the flag from off the mailbox and charged at them.

Munich train station
May 10, 2016

One dead, 3 hurt after stabbing spree at train station outside Munich.  One person was killed and three others were injured Tuesday morning when a knife-wielding suspected Islamist attacked people indiscriminately at a commuter rail station outside Munich, Germany. [...] Investigators told the Suddeutsche Zeiting newspaper that witnesses had reported that the attacker had shouted "Allahu Akbar!", the Arabic phrase meaning "God is Great!" during the assault.  Merkur reported that the suspect had yelled, "You infidels!", among other statements.

The Global Outbreak of Mental Illness.  On Tuesday [5/10/2016], a Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" and "Infidel, you must die" stabbed four people, killing one, at a train station near Munich.  Nonetheless, Bavarian security officials immediately denied that he "had an Islamic extremist motive."  Then what caused the attack?  Bavaria's state interior minister Joachim Herrmann said that the attacker had "mental disorders."  There you are.  Nothing to do with Islam here, folks.  Don't go jumping to conclusions that these stabbings had something to do with Islam just because he screamed "Allahu akbar" and "Infidel, you must die."  He was mentally ill.  That's all.

Brussels, Belgium
March 22, 2016

One of Brussels airport bombers had worked there for five years.  One of the jihadists who blew themselves up at Brussels Airport last month had worked there.  He had also briefly worked as a cleaner at the European Parliament several years ago.  The 24-year old Najim Laachraoui worked at the airport for five years until 2012, having been recruited by a temp agency, Belgium's Flemish-language VTM television reported Wednesday [4/20/2016].

Belgian minister says many Muslims 'danced' after attacks.  Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Saturday that a "significant" part of the Muslim population celebrated attacks, blaming the country's policies for failing to integrate migrants into society.  He did not explicitly refer to last month's jihadist attacks on Brussels' airport and metro system that killed 32 people[.]  "A significant section of the Muslim community danced when attacks took place," Jambon said in an interview with the Flemish-language De Standaard newspaper.

Belgians seize key suspects in Paris, Brussels attacks.  Belgian police detained two key suspects on Friday [4/8/2016] in the Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels as operations go on to track down militants who have fought with or take direction from leaders in Syria.  Mohamed Abrini, a Belgian thought to have helped prepare the Nov. 13 bombing and shooting attack that killed 130 people in the French capital, was held with two others, prosecutors said.

Belgian vice PM acknowledges street celebrations following Brussels attacks.  In the days following terrorist attacks in Brussels, street celebrations broke out in several places in Belgium, the county's vice prime minister said.  Jan Jambon made the statement about the March 22 bombings, which killed 35 people, on Wednesday [3/30/2016] during a symposium titled "Terrorism, Israel and International Law" and organized by the Dutch anti-racism and pro-Israel lobby group CIDI, or the Center of Information and Documentation on Israel, in The Hague.  Jambon, a rightist politician, made the remark while acknowledging Belgium has a jihadism problem.

Belgium terror hotline operator to Jewish caller: Israel doesn't exist.  Belgian Jews reacted with shock on Thursday [3/31/2016] when an operator working Belgium's federal hotline on the terrorist attacks in Brussels told a Jewish caller that Israel does not exist and is in fact called Palestine.  The call Thursday [3/31/2016] to the Belgian Interior Ministry's hotline was recorded and the audio file posted on the website of Joods Actueel, a Belgian Jewish monthly.

Brussels Bomber Was 'Migrant Rights Activist' Who Lived Next Door To EU.  The first man charged with the Islamic State (IS) Brussels terror attacks is a migrant rights activist and 'freelance journalist' who lived next door to headquarters of the European Union (EU).  Faycal Cheffou is thought to be the "man in the hat" pictured next to suicide bombers Najim Laachraoui and Ibrahim El Bakraoui as they entered Brussels airport shortly before 8am on the 22nd on March.  A taxi driver who dropped the men at the airport has identified him.

I wouldn't want to be this guy's cell phone provider.
Brussels attack: Belgian police release 'man in the hat' suspect Faycal C citing lack of evidence.  The only man arrested and charged by prosecutors over the Brussels airport bombings has been released by Belgian police due to a lack of evidence.  Named by local media reports as Fayçal Cheffou, police said the suspect — who is also known as "the man in the hat" because of his appearance in CCTV footage — is not the man suspected of being the mystery third bomber.  Police said he had none of the links to the Paris attacks that characterised the other three men who died carrying out last Tuesday's attacks and have been identified.

Why There Are Muslim Ghettos in Belgium, But Not in the US.  Long before Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels, it was clear that Belgium had become a breeding ground for Islamist extremists.  Hundreds of Belgian Muslims — as many as 500, according to one estimate — have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS, making Belgium by far Europe's leading supplier of foreign jihadists.  Last November's horrific slaughter in Paris was masterminded by a Belgian radical, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and at least four of the men who carried out those attacks were from the Brussels district of Molenbeek.  One of them was Salah Abdeslam, who was captured in Molenbeek, after an intense manhunt, on March 19.  For Islamist imams and terrorist ringleaders, such neighborhoods — heavily Muslim, densely populated, with high unemployment and crime rates — have proved fertile territory for recruiting violent jihadists.  "There is almost always a link with Molenbeek.  That's a gigantic problem, of course," Belgium's prime minister said after the Paris atrocities.

The Brussels attacks were a terrorist interrogation failure.  For years, Brussels has been the epicenter for European outrage over the CIA's terrorist interrogation program. Now it is Belgium that has some explaining to do for its failure to effectively interrogate a high-value terrorist — an interrogation that may have foiled last week's deadly terrorist attacks.  The carnage is a direct result of Europe's refusal to accept that terrorists must be treated differently than common criminals.  When Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the logistics chief for an Islamic State terrorist cell, was captured, Belgian officials followed law enforcement procedures with precision.  They provided Abdeslam a lawyer, told him he had the right to remain silent and put him into the Belgian criminal-justice system.  Four days later, the terrorist cell carried out bombings in Brussels that killed 35 people — including at least four Americans — and injured hundreds more.

Stop Subsidizing Terrorists.  It is telling that the Muslim terrorist and unemployed electrician, Ibrahim Abdeslam, arrested just prior to the Brussels bombing, was struggling by with his wife on just 1,000 euros a month from welfare.  I raise that question because, to me, there is nothing more important to a terrorist than an independent income.  How can you plan your bombings and sew your suicide belts if you have to show up at the construction site to wire up junction boxes?

US official says 2 Americans perished in Brussels attacks.  At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, a U.S. official said Friday [3/25/2016], as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences and defended Belgium's counterterrorism efforts against "carping" by critics.

Columbia University Op-Ed Claims Belgians Are To Blame For Brussels Attack.  A student at Columbia University has authored an editorial saying Belgians deserve to be blamed for Tuesday's Islamic terrorist attack in Brussels because their society is a front of "Islamophobia."  "Columbia's vigils and memorial services allow us to mourn victims and condemn terrorism," writes student Brian Min in the Columbia Daily Spectator.  "Moving forward, however, they should condemn not only terrorism, but also the specific Islamophobic attitudes and policies that facilitated the recent attacks."  Min, a freshman planning to study French as well as women, gender, and sexuality studies, argues that the Brussels attack and other terrorist attacks, are "usually not arbitrary events without any justification — they often are responses to institutionalized hate and oppression."

From Paris to Brussels: Why the attacks are linked.  A clear connection is emerging between the men who carried out the Brussels airport and metro bombings and the Islamist cell behind the Paris attacks last November in which 130 people died.  Soon after the 13 November gun and bomb attacks in the French capital, it became evident that several bombers had come from Belgium and that some of the bombs had been made in a flat in Brussels.  The attacks have been claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS), and key individuals are now being linked to the planning and execution of both.

State Dept.: 'This Isn't About a Religion'.  Tuesday's terrorist attack in Brussels was not about religion but a "depraved ideology," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.  "This isn't about a religion," he said.  "This is about a warped and brutal, depraved ideology that continues to be attractive to a small number of people in the Muslim faith — radicals and extremists."  "And we don't believe that it is indicative in any way of the Muslim faith or the people who practice Islam as a religion," Kirby continued.  "But it is a group that remains deadly, remains lethal.  And we are going to remain focused on defeating them."

Belgian Attacks Horrific, But Expected.  As shocking as this morning's simultaneous terror attacks at Belgium's airport and in its Metro system may be, they show the disturbing depth of the terrorist infrastructure which was allowed to take root in the European Union capital's back yard.  A series of police actions reportedly are underway targeting elements of that infrastructure.  It's a safe bet that some of those raids will be in Molenbeek, a Brussels suburb.  It has been dubbed "Europe's terrorism capital."  Saleh Abdeslam, the key surviving player in November's horrific attacks in Paris, was arrested in Molenbeek Friday [3/19/2016].  Police were thanked by a hail of bottles, stones and other debris by locals more loyal to the terrorist than the land that gave them refuge.

Post-Jihad Gesture Theater: Je Suis Sick of It.  While homicidal, suicidal and genocidal jihadists are busy plotting the next soft-target terror attacks on the West, docile Westerners are busy shedding cartoon tears and doodling broken hearts on social media. [...] Echoing the "Je Suis Charlie" and "Je Suis Paris" rallying cries that followed the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo jihad attack and the November 2015 jihad massacres in Paris and Saint-Denis, tens of thousands of people spread the "JeSuisBruxelles" message with their thoughts, prayers and memes.  And, of course, there will be flags lowered and monuments lit up all over the world this week in the national colors of Belgium to show "solidarity" with Tuesday's victims of The Perpetrators Whose Religion Shall Not Be Named.  To borrow a useful phrase coined by British journalist James Bartholomew last year, we have reached the oversaturation point of post-terrorism "virtue signaling:"  Hashtags, avatars and animated GIFs ad nauseam.  These are the easy advertisements and maudlin displays of one's resolute opposition to an unidentified something that must be stopped somehow by unspoken means.

It's Time To Stop Pretending All Religions Are Equal.  Of course, the only thing more routine than Muslims slaughtering mass numbers of innocents is how people react to it here in America.  The same old arguments, amounting to nothing.  President Barack Obama stopped flapping his limp wrists in Cuba long enough to deliver a quick and empty statement about the attacks.  He called for "unity" and spewed a few other dull platitudes that have no meaning.

The Timing of the Brussels Attack.  [Scroll down]  And in the United States, the terrorists know that under the current administration's policies, capture will result in a quick transfer to the criminal justice system, where the jihadist will be given counsel and advised, pursuant to Miranda v. Arizona, that he need not answer questions.  These guidelines reflect the pieties of the Left:  the view that, over the long haul, we enhance our security by treating enemy operatives as criminal defendants and affording them all the majesty of Western due process.  To my mind, this is a harebrained theory for which there is, unsurprisingly, no empirical support.  In reality, our enemies see our approach as weakness, and it emboldens them, causing more attacks.  Whether I am right or wrong about that, a stubborn fact remains:  By making it clear to our enemies that they will be regarded upon capture as mere criminal defendants rather than terrorist enemy combatants, we have extended the amount of time it will take to pry intelligence about ongoing plots.

Brussels and Willful Blindness.  [Defense] Secretary Carter called the [Brussels] attacks a "tragedy."  The mass murder obviously has tragic effects for those killed and wounded, and for their families, but this is not a tragedy.  It is a war crime targeting a civilian population in the course of an ongoing war, which — notwithstanding the reckless posturing by the commander-in-chief — is not close to "winding down," much less being over. [...] Our enemies are at war with us.  They continue to execute acts of war, not tragedies, against us.  We cannot "end" the war by withdrawing from it; we can only lose that way.  We cannot prevail, or even adequately protect ourselves, without seeing the enemy plain:  radical Islam — Islamic supremacists determined to impose sharia on the world, with jihadists as the pointy end of the spear, and ideological sympathizers as their support system.

After Brussels, Time to Get Serious.  It would be dangerously naïve to think that the Islamic State is not planning to export its brand of terror to the United States.  To that end, America cannot repeat the mistakes of Europe, beginning with irresponsible immigration and refugee-resettlement policies.  (The Somali community in Minnesota's Twin Cities, which has seen an alarming number of young men and women depart to join al-Shabaab and the Islamic State, offers an example of what can happen if large Muslim populations fail to assimilate.)  Securing our borders is a crucial step in preventing the infiltration of terrorists into the country, and preventing them from radicalizing and recruiting young Muslims here.  Additionally, our reliance on European intelligence to vet foreigners arriving in the United States must be reconsidered.  France, Belgium, and others lack the surveillance capacities to defend their own citizens, let alone ours.

The ugly reality of contemporary Brussels.  The fact that today's terrorist attacks in Brussels occurred just days after the capture of Salah Abdeslam has fueled speculation that this was revenge. [...] That the attacks followed the capture so closely may be due to fear by the terrorists that Abdeslam might provide information which would enable authorities to thwart the next wave of attacks.  For me, the main lesson of recent events in Brussels is that the terrorists there must have considerable support, and even more sympathy, from local Muslims.  Abdeslam was able not just to hide for months in Brussels, but also apparently to plan new attacks.

Columbus, Ohio
February 11, 2016

Nazareth Restaurant owner says he's debating moving back to Israel.  Owner Hany Baransi said he is unsure of the fate of his restaurant after a machete attack left several people injured at the establishment.  While Nazareth Mediterranean Cuisine will open for normal business hours on Friday [2/19/2016], Baransi tells NBC4 he is contemplating going back to Israel, or taking a break from the business.  It's been a week since the machete attack was carried out at his restaurant.  Baransi said he is just now starting to process what happened, including knowing his friend Bill Foley is still in the hospital.

It only took a week for the FBI to make this announcement:
FBI Confirms Act of Terror in Ohio: Muslim Machete Attacker on Terror Watchlist, Came to U.S. on Green Card.  Authorities have confirmed that the machete-wielding attacker, who slashed guests at an Ohio restaurant, was an immigrant and that the incident is being investigated as an terror attack. [...] The Columbus Dispatch reported, "The owner of the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli said he believes his business was targeted because of his Israeli descent."  He and others immediately said the attack was an act of terror.

'No rhyme or reason' for machete attack at Ohio restaurant.  Information connected to the registration of the suspect's car triggered an alert that required contacting the local terrorism task force, including the FBI, [Sgt. Rich] Weiner said.

Machete Jihad in Ohio.  Last Thursday there was yet another jihad terror attack on American soil: a Muslim named Mohammad Barry entered the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli in Columbus, Ohio, screamed "Allahu akbar" and began slashing at patrons with a machete.  Immediately, the denial and obfuscation machine cranked into high gear.  Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said:  "Right now there's nothing that leads us to believe that this is anything but a random attack."  The Washington Post wondered:  "Random act or Islamist terrorism?"  It's actually abundantly clear that this was not a random attack, but an incidence of "Islamist terrorism," and not just because Barry screamed "Allahu akbar" (which was not reported in mainstream media accounts about the attack).  Barry was on the FBI's radar for his jihadi views, although they dropped any investigation of him back in 2012 (why?).

Machete attacker who stormed Israeli-owned Ohio restaurant and slashed four was investigated by FBI for radical Islamist views four years ago.  A machete-wielding man who stormed an Ohio restaurant and slashed diners at their tables had previously been investigated by the FBI over his radical Islamist views.  Mohamed Barry, 30, from the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, was shot dead by police during the rampage at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant owned by an Israeli man in Columbus, on Thursday [2/11/2016].

Atta boy!
Owner Of Deli Targeted By Machete-Wielding Muslim For Israeli Flag Vows To Get Bigger Israeli Flag.  On Thursday [2/11/2016], police shot a machete-wielding west African man dead after he went on a rampage in a Christian-owned Middle Eastern deli in Columbus, Ohio.  The man, Mohammad Barry, slashed several patrons, sending four to the hospital (at least one with very serious injuries).  Barry's motive is unclear but substantial evidence points to anger about the Israeli flag prominently displayed in the window of the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli — right next to an American flag as well as a sign bearing a greeting in Arabic.  Hany Baransi, the deli owner, said Barry came by less than an hour before the attack asking a server where Baransi is from.  The server told Barry that Baransi is a native of Israel.  In an interview with The Tower, an English-language news site that focuses on the Middle East, Baransi said he has no plans to stop displaying an Israeli flag at his restaurant.  Quite to the contrary, he said, he plans to make the flag more prominent.

At least 4 injured in machete attack at Ohio restaurant.  Columbus police Sgt. Rick Weiner said, "At that point he had a machete and another knife in his hand and he lunged across the hood at the officers."  That's when police said an officer shot and killed the man.  It remained unclear what sparked the attacks.  "There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after," said Weiner.  "There's nothing that leads us to believe that this is anything but a random attack."

Police kill man they say attacked restaurant patrons with machete.  Columbus police say a man came into the restaurant and began hacking people with a machete, sending four of them to area hospitals and critically injuring at least one.  He was shot and killed by police after they tracked him down about 5 miles from the restaurant.  As of late Thursday [2/11/2016], police hadn't released the names of those injured or the name of the man who was killed by officers.  It's unclear why he did what he did.

The Editor says...
No, it isn't unclear at all.  Nor was it unclear from the outset.  Any time a guy named Mohamed starts flailing away at strangers with a machete, in a locale that has a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern connotation, it is not unreasonable to surmise that he is an Islamic terrorist.

FBI Joins Probe of Possible Terror Attack on Israeli-Owned Ohio Deli by Machete-Wielding Man.  A machete-wielding man stormed a central Ohio restaurant owned by an Israeli on Thursday evening, injuring four people before being shot dead by police.  Authorities identified the suspected attacker as Mohamed Barry, a 30-year-old of Somali background who police say may have traveled to the United Arab Emirates in 2012.  The FBI, which has joined the investigation, is probing whether the assault was an instance of homegrown extremism motivated by the mistaken impression that the restaurant owner was Jewish, according to NBC News.  Security officials are worried that the incident is the same sort of "lone wolf terrorist attacks they're trying to stop," CBS News added.

So Where's The Reporting On This?  Is it terrorism?  A man walked into a restaurant called Nazareth and asked if the owners were Jewish or Christian.  He then left.  He returned a short time later with a machete and attacked the people inside, hacking up a number of them.  The cops caught up with him a few miles away and in the confrontation that followed they shot him.  He's dead.

Machete-Wielding Muslim Man Attacks Israeli-Christian's Ohio Restaurant, Several Wounded.  Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night [2/11/2016], wounding several people.  One of the victims is in critical condition, according to reports.  The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports.  There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watchlist.  "Law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called "lone wolf" terrorist attack that they have been working to stop," the report reads.

Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli.  Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.  Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening [2/11/2016] at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus.  The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover.  Police identified the suspected attacker as Mohamed Barry, 30.  CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that investigators were running down leads to try to determine if the attack was somehow tied to terrorist organizations.

Sources: FBI investigating Ohio machete attack as possible lone wolf terror act.  Law enforcement sources close to the investigation into a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant told Fox News Friday [2/12/2016] that federal authorities are investigating the incident as a potential lone wolf terror attack.  FBI investigators have not yet found any evidence to suggest the attack was directed by Islamic State or any other foreign terror organization, but federal authorities are still running down the possibility that Mohammad Barry was inspired by terrorist propaganda. [...] "There's nothing to lead us to believe this is anything more than a random attack," Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner told The Columbus Dispatch.

The Editor says...
That's right Mr. Weiner, nothing at all except that the attacker's name is Mohammad, and, as the article goes on to say, "The entrance [to the restaurant] is adorned with a small Israeli flag and the Arabic phrase, 'Ahlan Wa Shalan' which translates to 'You are my family, take it easy.'"  It's not as if this is the first Islamic terrorist attack in the U.S., or the first one involving a single attacker with a knife.  Recall the Oklahoma Beheader from 2014.  Unfortunately this sort of single-actor terrorism is probably going to be increasingly common.

Car of suspect in machete attack was red-flagged.  After chasing a suspect in a vicious machete attack at a Northeast Side restaurant, police realized from a computer alert that the suspect's car had been flagged by authorities.  The information in that alert led them to call in federal anti-terrorism officials.  They also called the bomb squad. [...] The move to call in federal authorities was tied to "something that's in the (computer) system that came back about the vehicle and this person," said Sgt. Rich Weiner, Columbus police spokesman, referring questions about the nature of the computer alert to the FBI.

Networks Skirt Mentioning Islamism in Machete Attack Coverage.  ABC, CBS, NBC's Friday evening newscasts all failed to mention Islamism as a possible motive in their coverage of the machete attack inside an Ohio restaurant on Thursday [2/11/2016].  ABC's World News Tonight didn't even use the word "terrorism" during their report on Mohamed Barry's rampage.  Alex Perez merely noted that "Barry was known to the FBI, but was not under a full-scale investigation."  CBS's Jeff Pegues underlined that "police say the assault has the hallmarks of a terrorism-inspired attack."  Pegues was also the only Big Three correspondent to report that Barry was "here in the U.S. on a green card."  All three programs noted that the restaurant owner's Israeli background.  However, NBC's Pete Williams was the only one to specify that "the owner... is from Israel — a Christian Arab.  Investigators are looking at whether Barry may have mistakenly thought he was Jewish."  Williams also revealed that "radical comments by him [Barry] four years ago brought a brief look from the FBI, which then moved on."

Attempted murder of a Philadelphia cop
January 7, 2016

CAIR Caught In Lie About Philly Shooter's Attendance At Mosque.  The man who shot Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Harnett was not shy about why he did so, confessing immediately that he did so 'in the name of Islam'.  He also told police that he had sworn allegiance to ISIS.  According to the shooter, Edward Archer, the police enforced laws which were not in the Koran, and he was bothered by that.  Archer also appears to have worn Islamic dress while shooting Officer Hartnett.

Philly mayor claims he was 'misinterpreted' on claims terror attack had 'nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith'.  Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney has earned himself a place in the Doofus Hall of Fame for telling a press conference about an attempted assassination a police officer by a man who told police he acted "in the name of Islam" because "the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran": [...] Now he is trying to backtrack in the face of near universal mockery.  But of course, he will not correct himself, retract his statement, or in any way man up.  No, he blames others:  the idiots who "misinterpreted" him — especially Republicans and Rush Limbaugh.

The enemy that's out of sight.  The threat of Islamic terror is constant.  Violence may erupt anywhere.  Unexpectedly.  That's the nature of terror.  And it's happening more and more, with less and less time between events.  Most recently, as AT readers know, a Philadelphia police officer was shot by a Muslim barbarian who pledged his allegiance to ISIS.  And now it appears he may be linked to a terror cell.

Report: Philadelphia Terrorist Only One Part of Larger Terror Cell Targeting Police.  This Philadelphia report by NBC actually aligns with what many people have been able to piece together in the San Bernardino attack in December.  Individual members activate, but they are only one part of larger Islamic Jihad terror cells.

Philly police, FBI investigating whether alleged cop shooter was part of radical group.  According to a statement from the Philadelphia Police Department on Sunday [1/10/2016], a citizen stopped a Philadelphia officer on the street on Saturday night [1/9/2016] to warn that the alleged gunman, Edward Archer, was part of a larger group.  ABC News, which obtained the police report from Saturday night, reported that the unnamed tipster was a woman.  She told the police that the man involved in Thursday's shooting (Archer is not mentioned by name) is not the most radical of his group of four people, and that the threat to police is not over.

Philadelphia police probe tip that radical group wants to harm officers.  The police department said Sunday evening [1/10/2016] that someone approached an officer on the street over the weekend and alleged that the man who attacked Officer Jesse Hartnett — allegedly 30-year-old Edward Archer — "had an affiliation to a group with radical beliefs."  According to CBS Philly, the person said Archer is "part of a group that consists of three others."  She added that the suspect "is not the most radical of the four" and that "the threat to police is not over."

Two Big Victories for the Religion of Peace.  [#1] Cop Ambush and Attempted Murder, Philadelphia:  Officer Josh Hartnett was sitting in his car when a guy in Muslim dress and ski mask ran across the intersection, shouting allah akbar and shooting at him, to end up standing over his open car window with his arm and gun inside, blasting Hartnett at point-blank range. [...] One thing that not all the stories have mentioned is that [Officer] Hartnett, a Coast Guard veteran, got off some shots of his own, three of them connecting with the Allah Hu Akbar Kid, which is how the cops were able to bag him — they followed the blood trail and found him cowering with an empty pistol.

Jihad in Philadelphia.  When I first saw this news story this morning, I thought it must be a "Black Lives Matter" spinoff — Philadelphia, white cop, late at night, attempted execution.  But now it seems to be something else.  According to the latest reports, the suspect (who was shot by the cop and is now in custody while being medically treated), did it in the name of Islam.

The President Who Fell From Grace.  [Philadelphia's Democratic Mayor Jim] Kenney dug himself in even deeper in Obama vaporous swill, contending that the crime had nothing to do with Moslems or Islam, "In no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you have seen on that screen."  Then he turned the presser over to Police Commissioner Richard Ross who directly contradicted the mayor's fantastical account:  He said the shooter confessed that he committed the act in the name of Islam and had pledged allegiance to ISIS.  At the same time the disastrous-to-Obama Kenney presser unfolded, two Iraqi-born refugees to the U.S. were arrested on terrorism charges.

White House 'wondering' whether shooting of Philly cop was terrorist act.  President Obama's spokesman said Monday [1/11/2016] that White House officials are "wondering" if a gunman's attack on a Philadelphia police officer was an act of terrorism, and said the White House views the shooting as another reason for gun control.  Whether the shooting of Officer Jesse Hartnett was an act of terrorism "is something we're all wondering right now," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, adding that White House officials have been in contact with Philadelphia authorities.

'It has nothing to do with being a Muslim' and other liberal fallacies.  On Thursday night [1/7/2016], Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett was sitting in his patrol car when a man dressed in Muslim garb walked up to him and fired 13 shots through the driver's side window. [...] According to the Associated Press, Capt. James Clark, head of the homicide unit, said Archer told investigators:  "I follow Allah.  I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that's why I did what I did."  In addition, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross reported that the shooter told investigators he tried to kill Archer because, "police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran."  But the story does not end there.  In an example of political correctness that helps to explain the popularity of Donald Trump and the anger of the American people, the newly elected mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, said at a press conference:  "In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you've seen."

Shooter of Philadelphia policeman described as quiet, devout Muslim.  The gunman who claimed allegiance to Islamic State after shooting a Philadelphia police officer was described by people who knew him as a devout, quiet Muslim who became more "combative" after trips to Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

FBI investigating alleged Pa. cop shooter's trips to Middle East.  The FBI is investigating two trips alleged Philadelphia police shooter Edward Archer made to the Middle East, a spokesman told Fox News late Friday [1/8/2016].  Special Agent Eric Rouna said federal authorities are investigating a trip Archer made to Saudi Arabia in 2011 where the suspect spent "a couple" of weeks.  Authorities are also seeking more information about the several months Archer spent in Egypt in 2012. [...] Archer was caught in surveillance video ambushing Officer Jesse Hartnett in his squad car, shooting him multiple times, and claimed he acted "in the name of Islam," police said at a news conference Friday.

Philadelphia police: Man who tried to kill officer pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.  A police officer in Philadelphia was shot multiple times late Thursday [1/7/2016] by an attacker who later said he had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State, officials said Friday.  Authorities described the attack as a brazen assassination attempt that took place on a quiet West Philadelphia intersection and marveled that the officer was able to not only survive, but return fire and injure the shooter.  The attacker, who was firing a stolen police gun, was taken into police custody and "confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam," Richard Ross Jr., the city's new police commissioner, said at a news conference Friday.

Philadelphia police officer ambushed 'in the name of Islam'.  Edward Archer fired at least 11 shots at the officer, in an act done "in the name of Islam", police said.  Despite being shot, Officer Jessie Hartnett left his vehicle and was able to return fire, striking Mr Archer at least once.  Mr Archer escaped on foot but was apprehended by police shortly after.  "This is absolutely one of the scariest things I've ever seen," Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.

Philadelphia shooter 'does not appear' to be observant Muslim: CAIR.  The man who shot a policeman in Philadelphia and claimed to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants does not appear to be a mosque-going Muslim, a senior official at the largest U.S. Muslim advocacy group said.  "At this hour, it does not appear that he was an observant or mosque-going Muslim" in the local community, said Jacob Bender, executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Philly Mayor: Islamic State Cop Shooter 'Does Not Represent' Islam.  The Muslim man who said Islam motivated him to shoot a police officer does not represent the teachings of Islam, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stated in a press conference on Friday afternoon [1/8/2016], following an attempted execution by a man who had reportedly pledged to the Islamic State.  A 33-year-old Philadelphia policeman, Jesse Hartnett, was ambushed late Thursday when Edward Archer, a Muslim man, reportedly tried to execute him while he was sitting in his police vehicle.

Source: Philly gunman says he shot cop in name of Islam.  A man using a gun stolen from police said he was acting in the name of Islam when he ambushed an officer sitting in his marked cruiser at an intersection, firing more than a dozen shots at point-blank range, authorities said Friday [1/8/2016].  Both the officer and suspect were wounded during the barrage of gunfire.  The suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer, also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria when he was questioned after his arrest in the shooting late Thursday, police said.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney declares the sky is green.  Okay, not quite.  But Philadelphia's new mayor, Jim Kenney, might as well have told yesterday's press conference on yesterday's attempted assassination of Officer Jesse Hartnett that the sky is green when he claimed that Islam had nothing to do with the assassination attempt.  Americans believe that politicians often lie, but it is very rare for one to blatantly lie following presentation of the truth by a senior law enforcement official, only to be followed by yet another law enforcement official who reiterates the truth that contradicts the politician's lie. [...] Mayor Kenney is reported to be a Catholic, so how he has the theological authority to make such a statement is unclear.

Moody Air Force Base
December 4, 2015

This incident has not developed into a terrorist attack YET, but there is far more to this situation than the government is letting on.

AWOL Afghan pilots
Afghan trainees graduate at Moody Air Force Base; 2 students still missing .  The whereabouts of the two Afghan trainees remain unknown after they were last seen on Dec. 4.  The Department of Homeland Security said it is following a variety of electronic and physical leads.  Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah were reported missing on Dec. 8 when they didn't report for duty.


If they're harmless, then why are they on the run?
Afghan airmen who vanished from Georgia Air Force base are 'nice guys' who pose no threat: coworkers, officials.  Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Ruhullah were reported missing after they didn't show up to Monday training exercises at Moody Air Force base.  The pair of Afghan Air Force airmen have been training at the Valdosta-area base since February.  U.S. Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said he does not believe the Afghan nationals, who were screened by the Department of State before their arrival, pose a threat to any Americans.  In fact, the missing airmen may be the ones at risk, he said.

Two Afghan Air Force Students Reported Missing from Moody AFB.  The search continues for 2 Afghan Air Force students who were reported missing from Moody Air Force Base on Tuesday after they did not report for duty on Monday [12/7/2015].  We still do not know the names of the men or have a description of them.  Moody Air Force Base officials say they will not release that information.  Moody officials did tell Eyewitness News that the two are allowed to leave the base just like other airmen and do not require an escort.

2 Afghan trainees reported missing from Moody Air Force Base.  Two Afghan national air force students assigned to Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta have been reported missing.  The two men, whose names were not released, are both assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, but did not show up for work Monday [12/7/2015], Moody said in an emailed statement.  The two arrived at Moody in February and were screened before their arrival on U.S. soil, more than a year ago, according to officials.  "The students have trained alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat," Moody said.

Photos of missing Afghans withheld.  Moody Air Force Base officials are not releasing the names or photographs of two missing Afghan trainees.  Capt. Korey Fratini said Wednesday [12/10/2015] the decision to not release the names is a U.S. Air Force decision and not one that has been made by the base commander.  "It is a matter of policy," Fratini told The Valdosta Daily Times.

Missing Afghan Military Trainees Still on Loose — Names and Passport Photo's Released.  The police and FBI would NOT be releasing their identities if this was NOT a security threat.  This release increases the likelihood there is something very sketchy afoot.

New details in search for Afghan airmen missing from Moody AFB.  New details emerged Thursday [12/10/2015] in the intense search for two Afghan student airmen missing from Moody Air Force Base, about 230 miles south of Atlanta, near Valdosta.  Authorities say Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah failed to show up for their training at the base on Monday.  "They've just gone missing.  We're not sure why," said Ed Gulick, the spokesman for the Air Force.  It's a question he wants answered.  Gulick told 11Alive's Dontaye Carter by phone they're tracing every step the two men took the last five days.

The two Afghan Air Force trainees now being hunted by Homeland Security after they disappeared from U.S. military base in Georgia.  Air Force officials say the Department of Homeland Security has taken the lead role in the search for two Afghan men who disappeared while training with the U.S. military at a base in south Georgia.  The men — who were part of a group of 23 from Afghanistan who have been at the base since February — have now been identified as Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah.  Their names and passports were released Thursday as part of a federal investigation to track down the pair, after they failed to show up for training on Monday.

Afghan Men Training at Georgia Air Force Base Reported Missing.  Two men from Afghanistan who are undergoing training at an Air Force base in Georgia have been reported missing, officials said Tuesday [12/8/2015].  Officials at Moody Air Force Base, near Valdosta, said in a statement the two students didn't report Monday to "their regular maintenance training" with the 81st Fighter Squadron.  The two men have been training at the base since February and "were screened prior to their arrival in the United States more than a year ago," according to the statement.  "There's zero evidence that these guys are terrorists," said Brian Childress, police chief in Valdosta, which is near Moody Air Force Base.

The Editor says...
Right.  There's zero evidence that they are terrorists — except that they're Muslims, and AWOL and apparently on the run.  But there was no such evidence against the Boston Bombers either, until suddenly they were terrorists!

Update:
One of two missing Afghan airmen located.  One of two Afghan airmen who disappeared from Moody Air Force base in south Georgia has been located six weeks after he vanished.  Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant confirmed through federal sources that the Department of Homeland Security has located one of the men.

San Bernardino, California
December 2, 2015

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Mali
November 20, 2015

Miles blames San Bernardino terror attack on stress.  And capitalism.  And global warming.  My leftwing brother Miles thinks he knows what triggered the massacre in San Bernardino, California yesterday.  Both the killers were Muslim, but Miles is certain the couple were driven to kill because having newborn baby put them under so much stress.

Radical Islam in Mali and Greater Africa: The Threats Facing the West Today.  The Malian local Islamic terrorist group Al Mourabitoun (The Sentinels in Arabic, with ties to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, composed mostly of Tuaregs and Arabs from the northern Mali regions, including Algerians, Tunisians, and other nationalities) reportedly claimed responsibility for the hotel attack in Bamako.  The hotel is a favorite lodging place of Westerners in a city of 2 million people.  The attackers reportedly took over 170 hostages, killing about two dozen innocents, before local Malian forces, with varying degrees of United States and French support, subdued them.  The penultimate issue facing Western governments like the United States, and those like Great Britain and France who once had African colonies, is how deeply they can afford to get involved in African affairs and in chasing terrorists like the group responsible for the attack in Mali.

Terror in Mali and the Real Meaning of 'Allahu Akbar'.  As another Islamic terrorist attack occurred in Mali's capital of Bamako, where Muslim gunmen attacked a luxury hotel full of foreigners, killing innocents and taking 170 people hostage, reports confirm that the terrorists demanded that hostages recite the Shahada (the Muslim declaration of faith) and that those who were able to do so were allowed to leave the hotel.

Recite from the Koran or die.  Hillary Clinton and Team Obama like to pretend that the terrorism perpetrated throughout the world by Muslims has nothing to do with Islam.  Maybe they should tell this to the families of those killed today at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali.  According to reports, the terrorists took a large number of hostages, but then released those (reportedly around 20 in number) who could recite a verse from the Koran.  That's what I call a religious test.

Jihadis storm hotel with guns and grenades taking 170 hostage in ex-French colony Mali.  The siege is taking place at a Radison Blu hotel, popular with Air France crew, in the Malian capital of Bamako.  Militants, who have been heard speaking in English, fired shots in the corridors while shouting "God is great" in Arabic.

Gunmen Take 170 Hostages In Mali Hotel Attack.  Around 10 men armed with guns and grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako at around 7am local time.  They were shouting and screaming "Allahu Akbar", which means "God Is great" in Arabic.

Firsthand Accounts of Law Enforcement During Bataclan Terror Attacks.  Don't know about you, but I'm getting a bit tired of the mass-murders, suicide bombings, crucifixions, beheadings, civil wars, sex slaves, and mass migrations that are completely random and wholly unrelated to a certain military doctrine that purports to be a religion.

Hotel Horror: Radical Islamists Storm Hotel Shouting "Allahu Akbar" — Take 170 Hostages.  The Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital was just stormed by at least 10 radical Islamists shouting "Allahu Akbar!"  Gunmen drove vehicles onto the premises with diplomatic plates and they spoke English.  The Macina Liberation Front, a wing of Boko Haram is taking credit for the attack.  They took 170 hostages and at least 3 are dead now.

Mali: Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" take hostages, free those who can recite Qur'an.  We have seen this before on several occasions in Kenya.  In September 2013 at Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Muslims murdered people who couldn't answer questions about Islam.  In June 2014, Muslims murdered people who could not pass an Islam quiz.  In November 2014, Muslims murdered 28 non-Muslims who couldn't recite Qur'an verses.  In April 2015, Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" stormed Garissa University College, and only shot those who couldn't recite Qur'an.  Now we see it in Mali.  And this is coming to the U.S.

Paris
November 13, 2015

Update:
The band 'Sting' sings "Inshallah" ('Allah wills it' in Arabic) at the re-opening of the Bataclan theater in Paris.  One year after the November 2015 massacre in Paris where Islamic State terrorists butchered, tortured, and/or slaughtered 130 innocent people (89 dead), the Bataclan Theatre reopened with a concert featuring the band "Sting" where they paid tribute to the Muslim terrorists in a song called "Inshallah."

Paris bomber's phone seized months before attacks, found 2yrs later under police papers — report.  Paris suicide bomber Brahim Abdeslam's mobile phone was reportedly found underneath a pile of paperwork at a Belgian police station months after going missing, but authorities claim its absence has not hindered their investigation.  The phone was seized as part of a drug investigation in February of 2015, months before the Paris attacks that left 138 people dead and 368 others injured on November 13, 2015, but it should have been handed over to Belgium's anti-terrorist police once Abdeslam's links to extremism were revealed, La Derrière Heure newspaper reported.

French Police Hung Up on Paris Theatre Shooting Victim.  News reports have surfaced showing the French government covered up the torture and rape that French citizens suffered at the hands of Islamic terrorists.  What hasn't been reported is that the police told one of the victims, who called begging for help, to stop wasting their time.

Paris Terror Files Reveal Missed Opportunities to Stop Attacks.  NBC News has obtained exclusive access to a trove of thousands of internal French and Belgian documents that constitute the Paris case file, including many pages describing connections to the 2009 Egypt bomb plot.  They show that, despite significant evidence, a joint French and Belgian task force appears to have spun its wheels from 2009 to 2012 in a plodding and ultimately feckless attempt to penetrate what they believed to be a terror cell in France and Belgium.

Horrifying details of the Bataclan Theatre massacre revealed.  The Islamic State terrorists who attacked the Bataclan theater in Paris last November not only killed scores of innocents — they also gouged out the eyes and sliced up the genitals of some of the victims, according to testimony in a disturbing French report.  Some victims' bodies from the second floor of the theater had been beheaded, eviscerated and otherwise mutilated, according to two secondhand accounts reported to a parliamentary commission set up to investigate the attack.  The investigation's chair, conservative lawmaker Georges Fenech, complained to the commission that details of the mutilations have been kept from families and the press, according to an online transcript.

Police Weep As They Learn What French Hostages Were Forced To Do.  When the terrorist attack went down at the Bataclan in France, I wrote of hostages being disemboweled.  Those reports were evidently true and much, much worse took place at the time.  It was so bad that the police ran out and vomited.  [Gruesome details omitted.]  ISIS needs to be wiped from the face of the earth and fast.  Wherever they are found, they need to be eliminated with prejudice.  No mercy, no quarter.  Take them out.  They are a scourge and a threat to all of mankind's very existence.

True mastermind of Paris terror attacks 'still at large'.  The man initially believed to have masterminded the Paris attacks was only a "coordinator" and French intelligence have now discovered the true identity of the terrorist leader who planned the massacre, it emerged on Thursday [7/7/2016].  Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities, was only a go-between, not a senior figure, the head of France's external intelligence agency told a parliamentary inquiry.  "We know the mastermind but I will remain discreet on this point," Bernard Bajolet testified to a committee of MPs.

Law Enforcement Sources:  Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix.  One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile "gun-walking" operation known as "Fast and Furious."  A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, "off book," Judicial Watch's law enforcement sources confirm.  Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.

'Fast & Furious' link:  Gun used in Paris terror attack may blow up Obama's 'gun control' narrative.  A gun used in the November Paris terrorist attack has reportedly been traced back to Phoenix where the Obama administration's gun-running experiment Fast and Furious allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives tracked one of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, according to Judicial Watch.  The gun owner also had an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.  Tracking the weapon following a paper trail, it was found that the Phoenix gun owner had at least two federal firearms violations, for selling one weapon illegally and for possessing an unregistered automatic, according to Judicial Watch.  But no action was taken against the gun owner whose identity was "kept quiet," law enforcement sources said.

Law Enforcement Sources:  Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix.  One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile "gun-walking" operation known as "Fast and Furious."  A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, "off book," Judicial Watch's law enforcement sources confirm.  Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.

France to shut down up to 160 mosques.  In the wake of the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks that claimed more than 130 lives, the French government is ordering up to 160 mosques to be shut down in the coming months.  Raids have revealed large stashes of weapons and ammunition.  The government's emergency powers grant it the right to take this extraordinary measure, and mosques that are unlicensed or have a history of "preaching hatred" are being singled out.  One of France's chief imams, Hassan El Alaoui, said last Wednesday, "According to official figures and our discussions with the interior ministry, between 100 and 160 more mosques will be closed because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech.  Takfiri speech involves sectarian slurs leveled by one Muslim against fellow Muslims.

France Raids Mosques, Finds Weapons-Truth!  Reports that mosques in France have been raided and shut down in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th are true.  Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on December 2nd that French officials had shut down three mosques and had detained 22 people who were believed to have participated in "Islamist radicalization."  In one of the mosques, located about 22 miles east of Paris, authorities seized a 9mm revolver, a hard drive and documents, the Wall Street Journal reports.

When the First Amendment and terror collide.  Nohemi Gonzalez, an ambitious 23-year-old student of fashion and design at California State University, Long Beach, was eating at a restaurant on the Rue de Charrone during her fall semester in Paris when gunmen attacked and murdered her.  She was the only known American among the 129 people who were killed in the Nov. 13, 2015, Paris terror attacks.  Last week Nohemi's father, Reynaldo Gonzalez, filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Twitter, Facebook and Google, alleging that they are liable for his daughter's death because they "knowingly permitted the terrorist group ISIS to use their social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda."  The suit calls this "material support" for terrorism, saying that without social media, the growth of ISIS "would not have been possible."

Paris victim's father sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over ISIS.  The father of a young woman killed in the Paris attacks last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided "material support" to extremists in violation of the law.  Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, of El Monte, California, was the only American killed in the November 2015 shootings and suicide bombings that left 130 people dead, CBS Los Angeles reported.  Her father, Reynaldo Gonzalez, filed the suit on Tuesday [6/14/2016] in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.  The suit claims the companies "knowingly permitted" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to recruit members, raise money and spread "extremist propaganda" via their social media services.

Muslim in Brussels Counter-Terror Shoot Out was a Migrant, Islamic State Flag, Prayer Books Found.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting:  Authorities here found an Islamic State flag inside the apartment where an hours long battle between gunmen and police investigating the November Paris attacks left one suspect dead, prosecutors said on Wednesday [3/16/2016]. [...] Belgian authorities said more than 100 house searches have been conducted since the terror attacks in Paris.  Belgian authorities have detained and questioned 58 people as part of the direct investigation of the Paris attack.  Another 23 people were questioned in related investigations.

French Minister Christiane Taubira resigns amid terror row.  French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has stepped down from her job, shortly before plans to strip people convicted of terrorism of their citizenship go before parliament.  Ms Taubira was known to disagree with the controversial proposals.  The citizenship plans were put forward after the 13 November Paris attacks in which 130 people were murdered.

Germany manhunt for 12 people who entered country on same stolen passports as Paris attackers.  A manhunt has been launched in Germany for 12 people who used fake Syrian passports to enter the country and then disappeared, according to a report in a German tabloid.  The documentation is believed to have been taken by ISIS when they captured the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2013 and supplied to migrants by the same source as those used by two of the Paris attackers, the Bild newspaper claimed.

The Real Lesson of the Paris Attacks.  [Scroll down]  The latest attacks in Paris were, indeed, targeted at absolutely everybody.  In that, there should be a lesson of a kind.  The lesson should remind us that in a free society, no one can wholly dodge the bullets of these particular fanatics.  In the conflict that faces us now, there is no opt-out if you happen to be "lucky" enough not to be Jewish.  There is no opt-out if you happen to think that people should not draw or publish opinions that are anything other than 100% agreeable to 100% of the people, 100% of the time.  Because one day, you will be targeted for being at a restaurant or a concert, or for having the "decadent" temerity to attend a football match.

When the Third World Attacks.  Give me a break, New York Times.  The Paris terrorists were 100 percent Middle Eastern, although most were born in Muslim ghettos in Europe.  After 50 years of the most backward, dysfunctional cultures pouring into the civilized world, the media are forced to blatantly lie to us whenever immigrants attack:  This has nothing to do with refugees!  Ismail Omar Mostefai is "a Frenchman."  Ismail is "French" in the same way that Caitlin Jenner is a "woman."

Non sequitur of the year:
Negotiators vow to honour Paris victims with climate deal.  Climate negotiators in Paris vowed Sunday [11/29/2015] to craft an historic pact to avert catastrophic global warming in honour of the victims of this month's horrific attacks in the French capital.

Third Paris stadium jihad suicide bomber identified as "refugee" who came via Greece.  The solution offered by the media and political elites:  bring in more Muslim refugees.  What could possibly go wrong?

Self-Defenseless.  What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns?  The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again.  The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour.  If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers?

Islam: 'The Strongest Retrograde Force in the World'.  In January 2014, [Barack H. Obama] made the now-infamous remark that he regarded ISIS as merely a "jay-vee" threat.  The months that followed saw that group slaughter hundreds, maybe thousands, in the most public and grotesque manner.  Allied groups in Africa raided schools and villages, shooting, hacking, and raping their way through the populace.  On the morning of November 13 (the anniversary, incidentally, of end of the Ottoman Caliphate), President Obama told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America that his administration had "contained" ISIS.  That very evening, less than a year after the massacre by ISIS affiliates at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a series of carefully coordinated, cold-blooded attacks by ISIS erupted across Paris, leaving some 130 dead and more than 250 wounded.  One of the attacks, at the Stade de France, came within yards of François Hollande, the French president, who was there for a football match.  Some containment.

Three Liberties Being Threatened After the Paris Attacks.  In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris recently, statists and power-hungry bureaucrats have seized the opportunity to try and expand governmental power.  In the spirit of never letting a crisis go to waste, they hope to capitalize on fear to place new restrictions on individual liberties.  Here are three ways in which the forces of ever bigger government are seeking to exploit the Paris attacks to erode personal freedoms.

Elites Versus the Masterminds.  The French have voted to extend the State of Emergency for three more months in reaction to an attack on Paris that claimed 129 lives.  "The lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly to extend the measures until the end of February and to increase certain powers, including immediately placing people under house arrest if they are considered a risk."  These include the power to detain preemptively detain individuals, carry out warrantless searches, seize data and block websites.  The Eurocrats have declared open season on anything which obfuscates government supervision over individual activity.  Reuters reports that "European Union countries plan a crackdown on virtual currencies and anonymous payments made online and via pre-paid cards in a bid to tackle terrorism financing after the Paris attacks."

The Editor says...
As I've said before, I'd much rather take my chances with the Muslim terrorists than with Big Brother.  The Muslims might be able to kill a hundred people at a time, but Big Brother can put all of us under tyranny overnight, while pretending it's for our safety.  A totalitarian socialist government that has tasted this level of power will probably be reluctant to give it up.

Democrats prefer fantasy to reality.  In Paris, the day before the fantasy land debate, eight Islamic terrorists affiliated with ISIS targeted innocent people, killing 129 and wounding 352.  It was a horrific attack on not just the country of France, but on all of Western civilization.  It was only the latest in a long string of attacks that have been going on for decades, but started to intensify in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution of 1979.

How Stupid Are We?  Several days ago, Paris was struck again by Islamic terrorism.  Innocents enjoying a night on the town were brutally gunned down or blown apart by a malicious blood thirsty cult.  They kill for sport.  As I write this, the death toll exceeds 130 and many more severely injured.  But whomever [sic] it was, one fact is not debatable.  They were Islamic terrorists.  They are not a nation armed with tanks and planes nor are they a "jayvee" team; as President Obama infamously suggested.  They are pursuing a modern day Caliphate of control and power in the Middle East and their antlers of death and destruction have spread to the Western Hemisphere.

Salvaging the Tatters of the Obama Doctrine.  Rarely has such a group been so rhetorically attacked but left so physically untouched as ISIS. [...] It is now believed the Paris attack was launched from a suburb of Brussels called Molenbeek, to which nearly every terrorist attack in Europe has been linked, and over which the Belgian interior minister claims no control.  At least some of the attackers were furnished from the ranks of refugees streaming in from Syria.  The planning itself may have used the chat feature of Playstation 4, which the French sleuths had not thought to tap.

Obama: Don't Equate Paris Attacks To Islam.  While speaking at the G20 Summit on Monday, President Obama said that it's "counterproductive" to "equate the terrible actions that took place in Paris with the views of Islam."

UK Home Secretary: Paris Attacks 'Have Nothing To Do With Islam'.  The Home Secretary Theresa May has said the attacks in Paris, "have nothing to do with Islam".  She said Islam was peaceful, whilst explaining that "appropriate security measures" will need to be taken at the England France football match tomorrow [11/17/2015].

Paris attacks highlight France's gun control problems.  The arsenal of weapons deployed by the eight attackers who terrorised Paris on Friday night underlined France's gun control problems and raised the spectre of further attacks.  The country has extremely strict weapons laws, but Europe's open borders and growing trade in illegal weapons means assault rifles are relatively easy to come by on the black market.  They feature regularly in gang warfare and were used by both the Charlie Hebdo killers and an extremist who targeted a Jewish school and paratroopers in 2012 shootings around Toulouse in the south of the country.

Dear Paris, You've got a friend in the USA — but not much more.  After Islamic State warriors slaughtered more than 120 innocents in France, an urgent question arises for us Americans.  Will we send James Taylor to Paris to serenade the French?  You may recall that this was our response in January after Islamic radicals slaughtered 17 people at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satire magazine, and at a kosher market there.

How that 'jayvee team' metastasized into the world's most destructive terror force.  Attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 claimed by Islamic State left at least 129 people dead and scores more wounded in the worst terrorist assault in Europe for a decade.  [This article comprises] a timeline of seminal events in the militant group's history and leading up to the tragedy that French President Francois Hollande has called an "act of war."

Jihadists Crippling the West from Within.  More than 14 years ago, they succeeded in killing nearly 3,000 Americans in a plot carried out right under our noses.  In those intervening years, billions of dollars were spent on creating and connecting massive databases between countries to share intelligence, new counterterrorism intelligence units were formed, tens of thousands of jihadists around the world were placed under surveillance, entire militaries were transformed to fight the new type of asymmetrical war, and government leaders vowed to wipe out the nest of terrorist vipers wherever they were.  Yet, the jihadists still succeeded in carrying out the single largest attack in Europe since World War II, slaughtering more than 120 innocent men, women and children.  If there is any lesson that can be drawn, it is that the jihadists are now coming for us.

Report: Paris Attack 'Mastermind' Also Behind Train Attack Thwarted By Hero Marines.  French authorities have confirmed that the "mastermind" behind Friday night's deadly attacks in Paris was also behind the thwarted train attack in August, where off duty U.S. marines apprehended a jihadist gunman.  Jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud has previously been described as "one of the most active Isis executioners" in Syria and is known to have fought with Islamic State (ISIS) in the region.  He appeared in an online video driving a car loaded with mutilated bodies.

Paris attacks terrorist suspect Ahmed Almuhamed 'was rescued near Greece after his refugee boat sunk'.  The 25-year-old is said to have been rescued by Greek authorities from a wrecked migrant boat while posing as a refugee to smuggle himself to Paris.

Four important lessons world must learn from French tragedy.  First, the Paris attacks were not "senseless violence" as some media commentators observed as the news coverage unfolded.  Nor were they "an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share," as President Obama said late Friday evening [11/13/2015].  This coordinated, well-planned and, sadly, well-executed series of assaults on innocent civilians was deliberate, ideologically motivated, and carefully targeted.  These Islamic radicals know who their enemies are, and have for decades.  It is we  — or at least some of our leaders  — who have forgotten who is under attack.

Scarier Than The Paris Attacks Is The Democrats' Passivity.  'If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond" the Mideast, "including to the United States," Obama said of the Islamic State 14 months ago.  "Could pose," not "do pose."  The president now contends that we have not left ISIS unchecked in the months since.  And yet somehow the terror organization he dismissed as a JV team managed a sophisticated, coordinated spree of attacks in the heart of Paris, leaving at least 129 dead.

Palestinian Authority Official Newspaper Blames Israel for Attacks in Paris.  An opinion piece from Sunday's [11/15/2015] edition of al-Hayat al-Jadida, the Palestinian Authority's official daily newspaper, argued that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was responsible for the terror attacks that occurred in Paris on Friday night, which killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more, according to an article in the Times of Israel.

Donald Trump to packed house in Knoxville: 'Guns could have prevented Paris attacks'.  Trump's early comments were against President Obama's release of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay last week and that Friday's attacks in Paris could have been prevented if citizens had guns.  "If you had 25 people in there that had guns, it would have been a totally different story.  It would have been the Shootout at the OK Corral, and there would have been death, but it could have been their death," Trump said.

Not difficult:
Francois Hollande is making Obama look like a fool.  No sooner had ISIS claimed responsibility for the butchery than [President François] Hollande got in front of TV cameras and told the traumatized public that the savagery was an "act of war."  He vowed to pound ISIS into submission.  Compare that to the American president's initial reaction.  President Obama, who once ridiculed ISIS (or "ISIL," as he calls it) by comparing it to a junior varsity squad, was loath to point fingers.  "I don't want to speculate at this point in terms of who was responsible for this," he said.

On the other hand...
France's President Lied, Frenchmen Died.  Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat.  "Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare," the left-wing politician huffed.  And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France's national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and Merkel's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.  Minister Steinmeier had urged rejecting "barriers, fences" when it came to the Muslim migrants, but it was a barrier and the security in front of it that kept one of his beloved refugees from reaching him.

Mother of Paris suicide bomber says her son did not mean to kill anyone... and claims he may have blown himself up because of STRESS.  The mother of a Paris suicide bomber says her son 'did not mean to kill anyone' — and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress, while a third son said his family were 'thinking of the victims'.  Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, launched a solo attack outside the cafe Comptoir Voltaire, close to the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre on Friday night.

Global Warming Came To Paris, Again.  According to President Obama, the recently elected leftist Canadian Prime Minister, and various euro-socialist left-wing open-border types, the most significant danger to the citizen sheep amid our collective nations is "global warming".  Well, they say it, so it must be true.  We can only reasonably reconcile reality and political pontification by accepting the term "global warming" now means "Islamic Jihadists carrying AK-47 rifles and explosive uniforms".  And, as such — they're right.  That type of global warming is advancing everywhere.

Donald Trump says tough gun control laws in Paris contributed to tragedy.  Donald Trump says the tough gun control laws in Paris contributed to the high death toll during a series of terrorist attacks on Friday.  The attacks, he added, also reveal the danger in allowing Syrian refugees into the country.  "You can say what you want, but if they had guns — if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry — it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said to cheers during a political rally at an arena in southeast Texas on Saturday afternoon [11/14/2015].

Obama: Paris terror rampage a 'setback'.  Three days after teams of Islamic State terrorists brazenly carried out raids across Paris that left 129 people dead, President Obama labeled the slaughter a "setback" in responding to questions about his policies.  "There will be setbacks and there will be successes.  The terrible events in Paris were obviously a terrible and sickening setback," Obama said Monday [11/16/2015].

The Editor says...
Obama is reluctant or afraid to criticize radical Islam or even call it by name.  We can easily surmise that Obama is either a coward or a Muslim — or both.

Why Only Fools Listen to Obama.  If only France had rigid gun control, yesterday's bloodbath in Paris could have been avoided.  Oh wait, France is run by moonbats and does have rigid gun control.  That's why no one was in a position to fight back against the Muslims.

Islamic State 'not contained' as Paris attacks show.  Even as Islamic State terrorists carrying Syrian and Egyptian passports were moving into position last Friday morning to launch the most terrifying attack on Paris since World War II, President Obama went before the cameras on ABC's "Good Morning America" to assure George Stephanopoulos and his audience that we've "contained" ISIS.  He dismissed ISIS, another name for the Islamic State group, as he has in the past as something we shouldn't be overly concerned about.  "From the start," he assured those watching, "our goal has been to contain them, and we have contained them."

Why did Obama declare ISIS 'contained' the day before Paris attack?  On Thursday, President Barack Obama declared in an interview that ISIS had been "contained," asserting that the terror cell had been stalled in Iraq and Syria.  The next day, ISIS claimed responsibility for one of the worst terror attacks in European history, shattering what had been a growing sense of momentum in the global fight against extremists and driving home the frightening ability of ISIS to inspire and possibly coordinate attacks outside their power base in Iraq and in Syria.

Massive Muslim Terror Attack in Paris.  The death toll from the Bataclan theater has been raised to 120, bringing the total dead to 160 citywide.  French authorities believe that all of the terrorists involved in the attacks themselves have been subdued with Paris Public Prosecutor, Francois Molins has said on French television that at least 5 terrorists have been "neutralized."  Two of the terrorists appear to have blown themselves up during the police raid on the Bataclan rather than face capture or death at the hands of the authorities.

The names of the people responsible for the massacres in France.  The names of the people responsible for the massacres in France are as follows:  [#1] François Hollande, president of France.  [#2] Angela Merkel, prime minister of Germany.  [#3] David Cameron, prime minister of the U.K.  [#5] Stefan Lofven, prime minister of Sweden.  ...as well as most of the other prime ministers and European heads of state.  Oh, and we must include the pope, too, who insistently called on Europe to take in more Muslim refugees.  All these people — and their predecessors in office — have the blood of the dead French citizens, and the other victims of radical Islam, on their hands.  They willingly and knowingly have imported millions of Muslims from barbaric Middle Eastern cultures.  They knew that many were military-age young men.  They knew that a substantial minority of them were supporters of radical Islam.  And then, when the unthinkable occurs, they act surprised and outraged and vow to secure their borders.

Idiot 'shocked' by Paris attacks.  [I]sn't it odd that Angela Merkel, leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Party, has taken her humanitarian stand specifically in favor of the only refugee population one could find that is associated by religious affiliation and political history with profound Jew-hatred and Holocaust trivialization?  It would be amusing, were it not so sad, to remember how pleased North American conservatives used to be with the "pro-business" Merkel.  An object lesson in why conservatives must stop confusing pro-business with pro-freedom — two very different positions, in fact.  If there is still a significant pro-freedom faction in Europe at all, one hopes its members are well beyond being "shocked" that Muslims could commit violence.

ISIS Claims Deadly Paris Attacks, 'First of the Storm'.  The terror group ISIS today released a statement claiming responsibility for the horrific, apparently coordinated attacks in Paris Friday that killed more than 100 people.  Calling the attack "blessed," an audio statement released online in French and Arabic said that ISIS "soldiers" targeted the "capital of prostitution and obscenity, the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe."  The statement claimed the attack was the "first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn."

Two men linked to Paris attacks registered as migrants in Greece: police.  Greek police on Saturday [11/14/2015] said at least one man with a possible connection to the Paris attacks had registered as a refugee with Greek authorities earlier this year.  French authorities had asked their Greek counterparts to check the fingerprints of one man who died in the attacks, with a Syrian passport found next to him, in addition to the fingerprints of another man.

The Migrant Jihad Has Begun in Paris.  French and European authorities can't say they weren't warned.  Last February, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees.  And the Lebanese Education Minister recently said that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country.  Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have recently come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria aren't really from Syria at all.  So why are they claiming to be Syrian and streaming into Europe?  An Islamic State operative gave the answer when he boasted in September, shortly after the migrant influx began, that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had already entered Europe.

Media Rushes to Shift Focus of Paris Attacks Away from Jihadist Terror.  Before the dust had settled and even the extent of the damage and number of dead had been tallied from a string of terror attacks in Paris, France, liberals in the old media establishment were already writing pieces blaming conservatives, bemoaning that the attacks had taken the focus off pet liberal issues like Mizzou and global warming and wringing their hands over the safety of Muslims.  Salon was early out of the gate with a story twisting the terror attacks into a weapon to use against conservatives.

University of California Merced
November 4, 2015

Update:
FBI Admits Faisal Mohammad A Self-Radicalized JihadistNow they admit he was a "self-radicalized" Islamist.  Previously, they spent a lot of time claiming to have no idea what his motive could possibly be.  If you don't remember the stabbing spree at Merced University, that's because Obama and the FBI have conspired to make sure you don't.

Feds Cover Up Another ISIS Case.  The Obama regime has finally admitted what we've been arguing for months — that November's stabbing spree at a California college was not only terrorism, but also an ISIS-inspired attack.  What took so long?

Four Stabbed, Suspect Killed at California College.  The attacker, a male student, was shot and killed by police.

Call it terrorism, says father of hero who helped stop stabber at California college.  The California college student who stabbed four people last month in a campus spree that ended when he was killed by campus police was described by his roommate as "an extreme Muslim" and carried a manifesto and a photocopy of an ISIS flag — more than enough to convince John Price he was a terrorist.  Yet, more than a month after the Nov. 4 attack at University of California Merced, local and federal authorities continue to insist that Faisal Mohammad, 18, carried out the vicious attack because he'd been banished from a study group.  Price, whose son Byron Price, a 31-year-old construction manager for the family business who was working nearby and was stabbed when he heroically intervened, suspects the White House's reluctance to identify acts of radical Islamic terror has trickled down to investigators who are still probing the Merced attack.

Sword-wielding Muslim chases neighbor in California and other news from adherents of the Religion of Peace.  A Muslim man wielding a sword screamed that he would "die and kill for Allah" as he chased his terrified neighbor down the street.  It happened on Monday [12/7/2015] in Victorville, California, located in San Bernardino County.  The Victor Valley News reports that the suspect, Mohamed Elrawi, was taken into custody after investigators searched his home and found a copy of the Quran and other items suggesting he had become "radicalized."  (I happen to think the word "radicalized" is as bogus as the term "radical Islam."  People do not become radicalized.  They become devout.)

Stop Lying, Progressives, and Call It What It Is: Islamic Terrorism.  The classification of the recent knife attack on several students at the University of California at Merced by 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad is in danger of falling through the cracks of political correctness. [...] A subsequent search of Mohammad's property uncovered a folded copy of the ISIS flag, a handwritten manifesto with detailed instructions to behead students and multiple reminders to "praise Allah."  This horrendous act was then glorified on a Twitter posting from an account associated with ISIS stating "May Allah accept him."  Is there any question as to how this incident should be classified?  Apparently in the minds of some there is.  At a press briefing, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said "there is nothing to indicate this was anything other than a teenage boy who got upset with a few fellow classmates."

ISIS-linked tweet praises Calif. university stabber as details on his background emerge.  As authorities worked to establish a motive for the 18-year-old college freshman who stabbed four people on a California campus Wednesday [11/4/2015], more disturbing details emerged about the attacker.  Faisal Mohammad, who was killed by University of California Merced police, was described by at least one witness as smiling as he slashed at victims, called a loner by a fellow dorm resident and drew praise Thursday from a Twitter account associated with ISIS, which just last week released a series of videos calling for lone wolf stabbing attacks.

UC Merced Stabbing Spree Suspect May Have Had Larger Plot, Officials Say.  A college freshman who stabbed four people at the University of California Merced before being killed by police apparently carried out the attack because he was upset over being kicked out of a study group, officials said Thursday [11/5/2015].  Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said authorities discovered a two-page "script" while conducting an autopsy on suspect Faisal Mohammad, the 18-year-old freshman who carried out the attack.

Faisal Mohammad identified as man who went on 'smiling' as he went on stabbing spree.  A reclusive student shot dead by police after stabbing four people in a California university campus attack 'had far greater intentions to do damage', Merced County Sheriff said Wednesday [11/4/2015].  Faisal Mohammad, a freshman who majored in computer science and engineering at the University of California was carrying highly flammable petroleum jelly, ziptie handcuffs, night vision goggles, duct tape and a hammer in his backpack when he was shot in the back by cops.

California Knife Attacker Identified as Militant Quaker Extremist.  I'm just guessing the religion of the knife-wielding attacker — who stabbed multiple innocents at UC Merced — based upon his name.

Media Yawn At Calif. College Stabbing Spree By Freshman Mohammad.  Something terrible happened on a U.S. college campus that's escaped national media coverage, likely because it wasn't a mass shooting and the suspect wasn't a disturbed white kid, but Faisal Mohammad.  The weapon was a hunting knife, so it didn't help advance the mainstream media's anti-gun agenda.  But news of the attack, completely blacked out by major media, was no less terrifying than recent campus shootings.

Campus stabber's manifesto included 'praise for Allah,' plan for beheading.  A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday [11/4/2015] left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow "to cut someone's head off" and as many as five reminders to "praise Allah," law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.  In the two-page document found in Faisal Mohammad's pocket by the county coroner, the 18-year-old freshman wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and how, including beheading and shooting his victims, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told FoxNews.com

Campus stabber's manifesto included 'praise for Allah,' plan for beheading.  A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow "to cut someone's head off" and as many as five reminders to "praise Allah," law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.  In the two-page document found in Faisal Mohammad's pocket by the county coroner, the 18-year-old freshman wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and how, including beheading and shooting his victims, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told FoxNews.com

Report: UC Merced stabber was on terror watch list, had Islamic State flag.  If the information in this report is true, then Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke was deliberately lying when he told the media that this attack had nothing to do with Faisal Mohammad's Islamic faith.  What is the motive of these people?  When it comes to Islamic jihad attacks, virtually all public officials downplay the Islamic aspect, obfuscate the motive, and often lie outright, all to protect Islam.  What has made Islam sacrosanct so that no matter how high the stack of bodies gets, no matter how many atrocities are committed in its name and in accord with its teachings, the one thing we must not do at all costs is identify the root cause properly?

New Details Emerge About UC Merced Stabber.  It is looking increasingly likely that Faisal Mohammad, the knife-wielding assailant who was shot and killed by police after stabbing four people at the University of California, Merced, last Wednesday, was motivated by quite a bit more than disappointment over being kicked out of a study group.  Local authorities have decided to hand over control of the criminal investigation to the FBI after "new information" about Mohammad came to light on Saturday [11/7/2015], according to Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke.

ISIS flag, radical manifesto raise questions about Calif. campus stabber's motive.  The California college student who stabbed four people last week was carrying an image of the black flag of ISIS according to a report Tuesday [11/10/2015], as well as a handwritten manifesto with instructions to behead a student and multiple reminders to pray to Allah, yet authorities continued to insist Faisal Mohammad's motives had nothing to do with radical Islam.  The 18-year-old, who was killed by a campus police officer to end the Wednesday morning attack, was a loner who was incensed at being booted from a study group, according to Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke.  But the extreme way Mohammad dealt with his rage, the presence of the printout of Islamic State's black flag and the deadly plans spelled out in the two-page document he carried could indicate there was more to the attack than simple rejection.

Umpqua College Shooting
October 1, 2015

Islamic State (ISIS) Claims Responsibility for Chris Harper Mercer Umpqua College Shooting.  The Islamic State is crowing on social media, laying claim to the mass murder in Roseburg, Oregon.  Not surprising.  Lining up Christians and shooting them in the head is one of their religious rituals.  There is much we do not know.  We know Harper Mercer's only male friend was a jihad sympathizer who praised "the brave Mujahideen heroes."  And said, "The Mujahideen freedom fighters of Palestine.  My brothers and sisters keep on doing your thing.  Allahu Akbar."  "my brave soldiers keep on fighting for the liberation of Palestine against Israel [...]"

Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?  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.

Attack on a high-speed rail line in Belgium
August 21, 2015

America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson On Radical Islam.  Hundreds of potential victims owe their lives to three Americans and a fellow British passenger who risked theirs to save them on an Amsterdam to Paris train last week.  The heroes, including two U.S. servicemen on leave, contrast sharply with the unarmed crew who barricaded themselves inside locked cabins.  And even more so with politically correct leaders on both sides of the Atlantic who continually fail to show leadership in confronting radical Islam.  Even though the gunman, Moroccan 25-year old Ayoub el-Khazzani, was known to Spanish, German and French authorities for ties to "radical Islamist movements" and was armed with an AK-47, 300 rounds of ammo, a pistol and box cutter, the French government's reaction was typical:  "It is too early to speak of a terrorist link."

Man tackled on train on authorities' radar in 3 countries.  Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium.

Trump the Trickster and Our National Identity.  [Scroll down]  The Americans didn't stop to consider that the jihadist might be a member of a historically oppressed culture, or what slights he might have been subject to in his past.  You have to have a Ph.D. in something or other to think so precisely on the spot.  Only a product of many years of déformation professionnelle in one of our Ivy League universities could have his native hue of resolution so obscured by the pale cast of thought that he loses the ability to act when action is clearly needed.  Neither did they heed the advice of Homeland Security.  Had they done so they would have locked themselves in the bathroom and waited for help to arrive.

America in Their Bones.  It was astounding how the three Americans — Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone — leaped, without appraising personal risk, from their seats and lit into the lug who held an AK-47.  They sensed what had to be done.  They did it.  How American!  That is no bad way to think about the affair on the train.  Though as a people, we're a little rusty when it comes to sorting out good guys from bad ones and knowing instinctively which side to come in on with fists and moral power.

Semper Fi-Speed Rail: Three U.S. Marines Overpower Gunman On Amsterdam-To-Paris Train.  U.S. Marines heard the distinctive sound of a gunman charging an AKM-pattern rifle in the bathroom of a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train, and beat him down before he could carry out a massacre. [...] Attitude goes a long way towards determining the winner of a fight.  In this instance, the honed reflexes and warrior spirit of the Marines enabled them to quickly overcome what is believed to be a fully-automatic weapon and subdue the gunman with a minimal number of casualties, preventing a possible massacre.

Mystery hero of the French train attack revealed as American professor.  As four heroes were awarded France's highest honor of bravery on Monday for preventing 'carnage' by tackling a French train terrorist, a fifth hero has been revealed.  Mark Moogalian, an academic at the University of Paris, was shot in the neck as he fought with Ayoub El-Khazzani on board the high-speed service from Amsterdam to Paris.  Moogalian, 51, originally from Midlothian, Virginia, is said to have first become suspicious when he saw El-Khazzani enter the train's bathroom with his suitcase on Friday [8/21/2015].

France Train Jihadi 'Dumbfounded' to Be Accused of Terrorism.  It is a recurring and increasingly ridiculous feature of jihad terror coverage: every time a Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" plants a bomb or opens fire on a crowd of infidels, mainstream media coverage notes that "the attacker's motive is not known."  But now Ayoub el-Khazzani, the Muslim gunman who was overpowered by three Americans, including two Marines, on a Paris-bound train last Friday, has gone the media one better by professing to be "dumbfounded" at being accused of terrorism.  But the media, not unexpectedly, is happily going along, spreading the fog of disinformation that envelops the West's response to the jihad threat even more thickly.

2 members of U.S. military stop Islamist attacker on train in Belgium.  The train was speeding through Belgium when the man emerged from the train bathroom, shirtless with a rifle — possibly an AK 47 — slung over his shoulder, the Americans said.  The three men — a member of the Air Force, an inactive National Guard member and a civilian — responded quickly, possibly preventing a deadly attack on the high-speed Thalys train.  The suspect had a box cutter or some other bladed weapon, authorities said.

Americans hailed as heroes for foiling train attack.  One serves in the Air Force, another recently served in Afghanistan in the National Guard, another is studying physical therapy in California — and all three Americans are being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman they happened to encounter on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris.

Americans Recount Bloody Encounter With Gunman on Train to France.  The passenger — singled out by French officials for his courage, but not named by them — threw himself on the man.  The gun went off, once, twice, several times.  Glass shattered.  A bullet hit a passenger.  The man with the gun kept going down the carriage, holding his AK-47 and a Luger pistol.  In a pocket was a sharp blade capable of inflicting grievous harm.  The man had at least nine cartridges of ammunition, enough for serious carnage.

As usual, the lawyers claim it's all a misunderstanding.
What Terror? Train Gunman Wanted to Rob People, Lawyer Says.  The gunman who was disarmed by passengers on a train in France two days ago looked weak and malnourished and said he had only meant to rob people, a lawyer who interviewed him after the attack said on Sunday [8/23/2015].  "(I saw) somebody who was very sick, somebody very weakened physically, as if he suffered from malnutrition, very, very thin and very haggard," the lawyer, Sophie David, told BFMTV.  David said the 26 year-old Moroccan expressed surprise when he was told that European authorities suspected him of being an Islamist militant.

As usual, the police can't imagine what his motivation might be.
Suspected Train Attacker Ayoub El Khazzani Probed for Links to 'Broader Framework'.  Authorities were investigating on Sunday whether the heavily-armed gunman thwarted in the midst of an apparent terror attack on a Amsterdam-Paris train was acting alone, or whether "a wider framework" was involved.  Belgium's chief prosecutor Eric Van Sypt told NBC News that the suspected attacker was 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El Khazzani, who had lived in Europe for several years and recently spent time in Brussels.  Van Sypt said it was not yet known if El Khazzani had an accomplice or was acting alone, and authorities in Belgium were probing "if there is possibly a wider framework involved."

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant.  Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case.  Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the Kalashnikov-toting attacker aboard the high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday [8/21/2015].

Hero's Father To MSNBC: 'PC Crowd Needs To Recognize Terrorism For What It Is'.  Emanuel Skarlatos, father of Alek Skarlatos, the Guardsman who helped save dozens of innocent lives on a train in France, had a strong condemnation for the would-be assailant and the political correctness crowd, saying, "this terrorist coward deserved what he got, and the PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is."  "It's better to die like a lion that be slaughtered like sheep," Skarlatos also said in a phone interview with MSNBC's "News Nation" with Tamron Hall [8/24/2015].


Door-to-door terrorism in Colorado and Wyoming
August, 2015

Emboldened ISIS Threatens Military Families Outside Their Homes.  A chilling new FBI bulletin warns U.S. military families that they are being watched and may even be "confronted" by Arab men outside their homes.  The advisory, which was issued to military facilities and law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming, says that "Middle Eastern males" have been approaching soldiers' wives at their homes in both states, casing them for possible attack.  The suspects have also tried to get personal information about military personnel "through intimidation."

Military Families Harassed and Intimidated by Muslims Right Here in the U.S..  It was not meant for public disclosure but a news outlet got ahold of a chilling Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert warning U.S. military families that they are being watched and confronted by Middle Eastern men.  The cryptic FBI memo was issued to law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming and says that Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in both states, specifically in Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

FBI Issues Alert About 'Scared' Military Families Being 'Confronted by Middle Eastern Males'.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming about Middle Eastern men approaching the family members of individuals serving in the U.S. military at their homes.  CBS Denver reported that the alert specifically noted Greeley, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, as areas of concern.

FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming.  An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them.  The alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming.  It mentions Greeley, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the specific areas.

FBI alert: Middle Eastern men intimidating military families in Colorado, Wyoming.  The FBI has issued an alert to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming, warning them to be on the lookout for suspicious Middle Eastern men who have been approaching U.S. military families.  According to the alert, the men have been approaching military families at their homes and have tried to use intimidation to get their personal information, CBS reported.


Chattanooga
July 16, 2015

Under Obama: 8 Islamic Terror Attacks That Could Have Been Prevented.  Kuwaiti-born Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez had spent seven months in Jordan before shooting up a recruiting center and a Navy Reserve center.  A friend told CNN that "something happened over there," and before the shooting Abdulazeez blogged about wanting to become a martyr, fighting "jihad for the sake of Allah."

Update:  What was immediately obvious to you and me if finally being admitted by Jeh Johnson.
Why Now? FBI Decides Terror Motivated Chattanooga Shooter.  The FBI announced foreign terrorists "inspired and motivated" the shooter behind the attack at a reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee last summer.  The designation is significant because [it] allows victims of the shooting to receive the Purple Heart, along with all the benefits and compensations that go with the medal.  In the Chattanooga attack, Mohammed Yousef Abdulaziz killed four U.S. marines and a naval petty officer.  FBI investigators just announced Abdulaziz was inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric who was a senior operative for Al-Qaeda.  At the time of the shooting, in statements to the media, the FBI pointedly stated Abdulaziz was a "homegrown violent extremist" who acted on his own.  The message was not a holding pattern — words chosen by the FBI until more facts were in about the case.  Rather, it was part of a national strategy instituted by the U.S. government, explained by the head of U.S. Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson.

Pentagon To Protect Recruiters With 'Desk Partitions,' No Guns.  [Mohammad Youssef] Abdulazeez had hundreds of rounds of ammo and could have killed dozens more service members.  He was stopped only because others returned fire.  Still, "none of the military services are interested in arming recruiters," the [Marine Corps] Times reported.  Why?  Brass worry that shoppers at malls, as well as educators, parents and students on school campuses, might be alarmed at seeing soldiers carrying guns.  "Recruiters showing up armed is not going to make either educators or parents comfortable," Marine Corps Commanding General Mark Brilakis said.

South Carolina Resists Syrian Refugee Resettlement.  Middle Tennessee has long been a favorite dumping ground for Muslim refugees.  The threat posed by budding jihadists was dismissed there until Muhammad Abdualzeez went on his rampage shooting in Chattanooga.

Also posted under hijrah.

Biden Calls Chattanooga Shooter a 'Perverted Jihadist'.  The vice president's strong words [8/15/2015] contrast with the official comments of investigators who have not yet been able to determine a motive behind the attack.

Chattanooga Marine Unleashes BRUTAL Video On Obama, Says 9 Words That Are Going Viral.  A U.S. Marine offered President Barack Obama a tough lesson in what it means to show respect for his fallen brothers-in-arms.  In the 11 minute video, the unnamed veteran, who said he is from Chattanooga, first called out the president on the manner he chose to speak following the Chattanooga shootings.  "The day of the attack, you delivered a statement.  You didn't even have the decency to stand up," he said.

Report: Chattanooga Victims May Not Be Eligible for Purple Hearts.  Four Marines and one sailor who were killed in the Chattanooga shooting reportedly will only be eligible to receive Purple Heart awards if the FBI declares the shooter had ties to a terror organization.  The FBI has only referred to Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez as a "homegrown violent extremist."  "Determination of eligibility will have to wait until all the facts are gathered and the FBI investigation is complete," Marine Corps public affairs officer Maj. Clark Carpenter told the Marine Corps Times.

Information about the Chattanooga Shooter is Disappearing from the Internet.  week after Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez's attack, very little is known about his motives, path to radicalization, and network of affiliations.  Immediately after the attack, Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters hailed Abdulazeez as a "soldier of the Islamic State," but no official messages from IS claiming the attack have yet been made.  This silence is noteworthy considering the case of the shooting in Garland, Texas:  Not only did IS fighter Junaid Hussain bluntly indicate his connection to this attack, but in less than two days, IS officially announced the shooters to be "two soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate."  So why all the confusion surrounding Abdulazeez?  Because he was prepared.  Abdulazeez did what jihadists are asked to do prior to execution of their attacks:  delete important information that could provide insight into their networks.

Sources: Navy officer, Marine fought to take out Chattanooga gunman.  A Navy officer and a Marine fired their sidearms hoping to kill or subdue the gunman who murdered five service members last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to multiple military officials familiar with internal reporting on the tragedy.  It remains unclear whether either hit Muhammad Abdulazeez, who was shot and killed on July 16 after he gunned down four Marines and a sailor at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga.  It's also unclear why they were armed, as it is against Defense Department policy for anyone other than military police or law enforcement to carry weapons on federal property.

Chattanooga Marines Reportedly Sacrificed Themselves to Protect Innocents.  According to reporting from The New York Times, some of the Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting were killed trying to draw the gunman's fire away from another, larger group of innocent bystanders.

Lawyer: Tennessee Shooter's Uncle Detained in Jordan.  An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday [7/21/2015].

The Chattanooga Shooter's "Muslim Brotherhood" Uncle Has Been Detained in Jordan.  Things just got a whole lot more interesting folks.  Uncle Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali, has been detained in Jordan since the day after the shootings in Tennessee.  Uncle Ali is represented in Jordan by the Muslim Brotherhood.  I'm now 99.9% certain that Abdulazeez's father's previous investigation, which put him on the terrorist watch list, is connected to the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing investigation — as a direct tie to his mosque's involvement.  That pre-Obama DOJ investigation was wrapped around the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of North America Islamic groups.  Despite their protestations to the contrary, the Muslim Brotherhood is the political umbrella over ISIS.

Terrorist mollycoddled but no flags lowered to half-staff.  Why do major television networks continue to get away with mollycoddling murdering radical terrorists in the very wake of their evil carnage?  Within four days of the attack that claimed the lives of four US Marines and a Navy sailors slaughtered in the Chattanooga shooting spree, ABC is portraying poor Mohammod Abdulazeez — not as a radical Islamic terrorist — but as a "disturbed, suicidal young man using drugs, preparing for bankruptcy and facing an appearance in criminal court".

Report: Chattanooga Killer Viewed al-Awlaki Videos Before Murders.  Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, the 24-year-old who carried out an attack in Chattanooga last week that killed five U.S. servicemen and wounded several others, researched the late radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki before carrying out his mass murder, authorities say.

Under fire for inaction, Obama orders flags lowered for Chattanooga victims.  President Obama, facing growing criticism from conservatives and some veterans, ordered all American flags on federal grounds to be lowered to half-staff for the remainder of the week to honor the five service members killed at a naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Five days after the attack:
President Obama Orders Flags Fly at Half Mast to Honor Chattanooga Shooting Victims.  President Barack Obama ordered flags to be lowered in honor of the service members killed July 16 by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Mohammad Abdulazeez, 24, shot four Marines, a sailor and a police officer.

Obama Orders Military to Stop Wearing Uniforms at Recruitment Centers to Hide from Terrorists.  After last week's terror attack on two military recruitment offices in Tennessee, Obama's defense secretary has taken steps to stop future attacks.  Has he moved to arm our soldiers?  Nope.  He's ordered them to cower and hide by telling them to stop wearing their uniforms.  You heard that right.  Obama's administration is demanding that soldiers stop wearing their uniforms so that terrorists won't get mad.

Obama Praises Move To Recognize Eid As An Official Holiday.  Keep in mind, he said this just after a Muslim killed four U.S. Marines and a sailor on American soil.

Muslim Killer Prayed at Islamic Center Next Door to 'Gun Free' Armed Forces Recruiting Location.  Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born Muslim terrorist who murdered five active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces in Chattanooga on Thursday, prayed several times at a Brentwood, Tennessee Islamic Center located next door to a "gun free" Armed Forces Career Center.  Mohammad Fazili is the leader of the Islamic Center of Williamson County.  It's located in a strip mall on Carothers Parkway in Brentwood, next door to an Armed Forces Career Center that features a "WARNING: Weapons Prohibited" sign on its door.  Fazili tells the local Nashville, Fox News affiliate that Abdulazeez had participated in afternoon prayers there but "after the first two, three days of Ramadan he disappeared."

Tennessee gunman was armed to the teeth and ready for war with America.  Mohammad Youusef Abdulazeez, the naturalized American-turned Islamic radical who killed four Marines Thursday [7/16/2015], was heavily armed, wore an ammo vest and was bent on waging war against America, according to authorities who spoke a day after the horrific attack at two military facilities in Chattanooga.

Time to make the Islamic State fear the U.S..  In fact, the threat of the Islamic State (ISIS) has already appeared on our shores.  A pair of arrests was made by federal agents in New Jersey to capture men who conspired to join ISIS and to provide support to the Islamist group.  Within the past month alone, at least nine people have been taken into custody for terrorism-related charges linked to ISIS, and that is without counting last week's terrorist attack in Chattanooga.  Last year, that man, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, made a trip to Jordan, and the FBI suspects that he may have been in touch with extremist groups there.

Chattanooga Shooter's Friend to CNN: 'He Loved America'.  A friend of Chattanooga shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez spoke out on CNN today about what he was like and what kind of person he was.  Lots of questions about Abdulazeez, his background, and his Muslim faith have been raised in the days since he opened fire on two military installations, leaving four Marines and a Navy sailor dead.  CNN's Drew Griffin spoke with James Petty, a friend of Abdulazeez's, and in a clip, Petty said, "He loved America.  He was more American than me."

The Editor says...
I don't know where CNN found this guy, but obviously he is either mistaken, or just lying.  A man who loves America doesn't shoot at anyone in a U.S. military uniform, or at their office.  CNN is happy to use his testimonial to make the rest of us more reluctant to reach the obvious truth:  This was a Muslim simpleton (yes, a college graduate; still a simpleton) bent on martyrdom.

Chattanooga: Stop Crying, Start Getting Angry.  We need to stop crying over the 'senseless act of violence' committed in Chattanooga on Thursday.  This was not a single act of violence.  It was simply a continuation of a long war that too many in Washington fail to recognize.  Stop decrying this "senseless act" and start becoming enraged!

Gun Control: The Killer's Best Friend.  Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is suspected of murdering four unarmed Marines in Chattanooga and wounding others.  As I write this, we still don't know how Abdulazeez obtained his gun or what his motivations were — though, we can take an educated guess on the latter.  What we do know is that Abdulazeez shot his victims in a "gun-free zone," which is a useful illustration of the absurdity of gun-control laws:  we constrain conscientious Americans but offer free rein to killers.  In this case, even our best trained warriors were helpless.

Top Five Warning Signs That Mohammad Yousuff Abdulazeez Was Radicalized.  [#5] A previously clean shaven young man who is the son of Muslim parents from the Middle East suddenly begins sporting a scraggly beard.  I live in Hipster Hell so this would not necessarily indicate that a 24 year old had been radicalized.  But when you add this to the fact that his parents have been in this country for decades and the majority of his female relatives still do not venture out of the house without sporting a hijab[,] it points to a fundamentalist orientation in the family's religious observation.

Chattanooga Is About Guns And Celebrating Ramadan.  The media and the FBI are going through hoops trying to figure out a motive for the terror killings in Chattanooga and they are trying to do it without mentioning radical Islam.  CNN can't seem to figure it out since the killer was such a good kid, though at least one guest said we need to look at guns.  Within hours of the shootings, President Obama tweeted out his celebratory message to all Muslims in honor of the end of Ramadan.  In our modern day INGSOC, the Marines have the same capability of defending themselves as the rest of us — they can call 911.  CNN has a full-throttled disinformation campaign going on that.

Gun Grabbers Ignore Terrorism in Chattanooga, Go For Guns Instead.  The terrorist attack in Chattanooga which ended in the deaths of five Marines and Sailors had nothing to do with guns and everything to do with an ideology.  Despite this, the media is searching for a motive, the terrorist's parents are claiming he killed soldiers because he was depressed, and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown is spending in the six-figures to buy ads promoting more gun control.

Tennessee gunman texted friend link to Koranic verse before attack.  A few hours before going on a shooting spree that killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez sent a cryptic and ominous text to a friend.  The message included a link to an Islamic verse with the line:  "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him."  But the text didn't throw up any red flags, the friend told Reuters — especially because the two had hung out that week happily racing around in a rented Mustang.

Cruz: Tennessee Gunman Wasn't 'Lone Shooter' Anymore Than Ft. Hood Was 'Workplace Violence'.  Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that the shooting in Chattanooga wasn't perpetrated by a "lone gunman" "anymore than Hasan and Fort Hood was workplace violence" at Saturday's Family Leadership Summit in Iowa.  Cruz said, "You cannot fight and defeat radical Islamic terrorism when you have a president and an administration who refuses to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.'"

Obama May Not Believe We are at War With Islamism, but Islamism is at War With Us.  In the wake of this vicious attack on our nation we need to rid ourselves of two dangerous delusions, first and foremost that a 'lone gunman' — as President Obama described the shooter — is somehow isolated from the larger threat of radical Islamic terrorism.  In the modern world, no one acts in isolation.  Through social media ISIS, al Qaida, and other groups are infiltrating our nation with impunity while our government will not even admit that radical Islamic terrorism is a problem.  The second delusion is that this attack is somehow isolated from previous episodes, notably those in Little Rock, Arkansas and Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 — both of which were attacks on American military facilities.  The Obama administration was woefully reluctant to call either an act of radical Islamic terrorism, instead suggesting 'workplace violence' as a justification for the killings.

Family of Chattanooga gunman says their son suffered from depression.  The family of the man who authorities say killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga said in a statement that their son suffered from depression and was not the same person they knew.  "There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided Saturday [7/18/2015] to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.  "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved.  For many years, our son suffered from depression.  It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its expression in this heinous act of violence."

The Editor says...
Of course it was the same person.  When someone is depressed, suicidal or homicidal, he doesn't turn into another person.  Even if this depression claim is true, it is just a cover story to mask the influence of Islamic jihad on this coward's wasted life.  Who but a coward shoots at unarmed strangers?

Terrorist Killed Marines To Celebrate Ramadan While Obama Just Celebrated End Of Ramadan.  When the Marines were Killed — White House released statement wishing Muslims a happy end to Ramadan.  Now, one Middle East source in London, Awsat just revealed that the Chattanooga Tennessee shooter wrote on his Facebook page that he "wanted to be martyred before the end of Ramadan" as to celebrate the holiest month and is "why he carried out his attack in the last day of Ramadan".

No, the Chattanooga Shooter Really Does Appear to Be a Jihadist.  In the immediate aftermath of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez's killing of four Marines and wounding of at least three other people, there was a noticeable effort to portray the jihadist as an all-American boy from small-town Tennessee.  With just a bit of digging, however, a different picture is emerging.  The New York Times reported Friday morning [7/17/2015] that Abdulazeez had spent about seven months in Jordan last year.  As is their wont in cases where Muslims kill Americans, investigators hastened to point out that overseas stays in a region rife with Islamic radicalism are not necessarily suggestive of terror ties ... even if the traveler, on his stateside return, promptly shoots up military installations while the Islamic State and al-Qaeda urge Muslims to shoot up military installations.

Abbott orders Texas National Guard to carry guns at military facilities.  Gov. Greg Abbott says he is reluctantly asking Texas Military Forces to arm soldiers at their home bases after Thursday's attacks at military sites in Tennessee that killed four Marines and one sailor.  Abbott said in a release Saturday [7/18/2015] that he will authorize Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas.  Abbott's move followed shootings on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Yes, media... the motive for the Chattanooga shooting is just a mystery, isn't it?  If Abdulazeez had shot up the homes of some relatives we might readily assume it was some domestic dispute gone badly awry.  If he'd shot up any number of other targets where he at least had some direct connections to the victims, this might have been something else entirely.  But he didn't.  He shot up our uniformed heroes.  He attacked our military and our first responders, right out of the Jihadi 101 playbook. [...] Even in the bluest, most gun-grabby states we make allowances for a few people to have weapons close at hand.  Surely our military qualifies.  If the marines in Chattanooga had been armed that little cretin wouldn't have gotten off very many rounds.  Sounds to me like something that could be made to happen rather quickly without a lot of expense.

Jindal: Chattanooga Shooting 'Underscores Grave Reality' That 'Radical Islam Is At War With Us'.  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is reacting to the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where four U.S. marines were killed, allegedly by Kuwaiti-born 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. [...] "This shooting underscores the grave reality of the threat posed to us by radical Islamic terrorism every single day," Jindal said.

Andrea Mitchell Tries to Portray Abdulazeez as a Gun Nut.  Desperately looking for a way to avoid pegging the Chattanooga murderer Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez as anything but a terrorist, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked a childhood friend of the killer what he liked to do in "small town Tennessee": [...] Abdulzaeez apparently owned some guns, but it is unknown whether he bought them after his return from the Middle East last year.  For a terrorist, guns are a tool of the trade and not a means of self defense or anything to take pleasure from on a hunt.  For Mitchell to try and equate terrorism with the gun culture instead of trying to get to the bottom of the shooter's radicalization is horrible journalism.

Muslim Marine murderer's father 'sexually assaulted wife and beat his son' — and wanted to take second wife 'because it was allowed under Islamic law'.  The Muslim murderer of four US Marines came from an abusive and violent home where his mother was physically and verbally abused by her husband.  Court documents obtained by Daily Mail Online reveal that Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez was also victim of beatings by his father that were carried out 'without provocation or justification.'

Obama: 'We Take All Shootings Very Seriously'.  "We take all shootings very seriously," Obama said [7/16/2015].  "Obviously when you have an attack on a U.S. military facility then we have to make sure we have all the information necessary to make an assessment in terms of how this attack took place."  Obama didn't reveal the name of the shooter even though he added that law enforcement officials had identified the culprit — 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

Tennessee shootings investigated for possible terrorism link.  The shooter, identified by the FBI as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, Tenn., was killed, apparently by police, at the end of a rampage that also wounded a Chattanooga police officer and a member of the U.S. military.  The assault marks the latest eruption of gun violence in the United States.  It comes amid a flurry of recent arrests, disrupted plots and warnings from U.S. counterterrorism officials that the Islamic State terrorist group has called on its followers to mount attacks against U.S. targets, including military installations.

The Editor says...
The Washington Post has attempted, in the article immediately above, to conflate "gun violence" with Islamic terrorism.  It was obviously an act of terrorism, perpetrated by a Muslim.  It isn't necessary to look all day for a link to terrorism when the evidence speaks for itself.  Also note the headline:  The shootings are being (why do they leave out verbs?) investigated for possible terrorism link.  Again, it was an obvious act of terrorism.  What link is required to explain or mitigate this fact?

Republicans blame Obama policies for rise in domestic terrorism.  President Obama called the murder of four Marines in Tennessee Thursday "heartbreaking" and pleaded for Americans not to jump to conclusions, but Republicans were already blaming him for what investigators termed domestic terrorism, as the shooting quickly became part of the 2016 presidential campaign.  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is seeking the GOP nomination, said the killing appeared to be terrorism, and said Mr. Obama needs confront the dangers posed by the "evil" of jihadists.

Obama's Iran Deal Should Die in Chattanooga.  It's unlikely the hideous terror attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was specifically ordered by ISIS, as was indicated by a tweet, but in the famous words of a woman who seeks to be our first female president:  "What difference at this point does it make?"  Inspired by or directed by is a distinction without a difference to the dead Marines and their families.

Muhammad... Muhammad... Where Have I Heard That Name Before?  In the wake of the latest mass shooting, carried out by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, an engineer like so many Islamic terrorists, we are seeing the usual scramble to avoid stating the obvious.  On CNN, Tom Fuentes ludicrously cautioned that Muhammad is not an Islamic name: [...]

The Motive of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is Abundantly Clear.  Four Marines are killed by a Muslim terrorist and the mainstream media cannot fathom why. [...] Jihadists consider the presence of the U.S. military and the military of its allies on Muslim lands to be a declaration of war against Allah and have declared that it is duty of every Muslim to kill Americans and their allies be they soldiers or civilians.  At some point, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez became convinced it was his duty to kill American soldiers and yesterday he did just that.

Gun Control: The Killer's Best Friend.  Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is suspected of murdering four unarmed Marines in Chattanooga and wounding others.  As I write this, we still don't know how Abdulazeez obtained his gun or what his motivations were — though, we can take an educated guess on the latter.  What we do know is that Abdulazeez shot his victims in a "gun-free zone," which is a useful illustration of the absurdity of gun-control laws:  we constrain conscientious Americans but offer free rein to killers.  In this case, even our best trained warriors were helpless.  Surely, we are in for a new round of emotional pleas for more gun-control laws.

Trip to radicalization? Authorities scrutinize Chattanooga shooter's visit to Jordan.  Mohammad Youusef Abdulazeez, the naturalized American-turned Islamic radical who killed four Marines Thursday, was heavily armed, wore an ammo vest and was bent on waging war against America, according to authorities who spoke a day after the horrific attack at two military facilities in Chattanooga.  Abdulazeez, 24, a Kuwaiti-born Chattanooga resident who was killed by police to end his rampage, used an AK-47 to gun down the unarmed Marines after crashing into a gate at the Navy Operations Support Center, according to Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  And the troubled gunman, who officials believe had become increasingly radicalized in recent months, wore an ammo vest with multiple rounds of ammunition, while carrying other weapons.

Probe of Chattanooga shooting suspect focuses on Mideast travel.  U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday [7/17/2015], as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.

Mitchell Fishes for Better Angle on Chattanooga Terrorist.  MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell went fishing for a better angle Friday [7/17/2015] when she asked a former classmate of Chattanooga mass murderer Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez whether he enjoyed "hunting" and other "small-town Tennessee activity."  "Were guns a big part of activities — social or other activities?" Mitchell asked her interviewee abruptly. [...] Mitchell is a vocal opponent of the widespread availability of firearms.

The Editor says...
Andrea Mitchell was apparently hoping to portray an Islamic terrorist as Jed Clampett, just because he lived in Tennessee.  "Fishing for a better angle" is exactly right — it appears that she desperately wanted to steer the conversation away from the obvious:  This was just another in an endless series of "lone wolf" attacks, encouraged and incited by Islamists via the internet.

Chattanooga Gunman Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez: 'Life Is Short and Bitter'.  He was a hardened mixed-martial arts fighter who kept a blog where he mused about submitting to Allah.  And on Thursday, the authorities say that Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, killed four Marines and wounded at least three other people.  He himself died in what the United States attorney here called a potential act of "domestic terrorism."  According to a federal official, Mr. Abdulazeez was a Kuwaiti-born Jordanian who became a naturalized United States citizen.

Cruz: Chattanooga shooting 'an act of war'.  The shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., constitute an act of war by radical Islamists, Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday [7/17/2015].  The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate linked the killings to a broader extremist campaign against the United States.  "Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was there to carry out jihad, an act of radical Islamic terrorism," he said in a statement.  "An act of war, in which those four brave Marines lost their lives, while at least two others were wounded."

After Marines Slaughtered By Islamic Terrorist Obama Jets Off To Broadway Show, Fundraiser.  Just hours after four U.S. Marines were shot and killed by Islamic terrorist Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez in Chattanooga Thursday, the White House announced President Obama has plans to go see Hamilton on Broadway over the weekend. [...] Obama will also attend a DNC fundraiser tonight [7/17/2015], which is typical behavior after major national tragedies.

Chattanooga gunman reportedly blogged about Islam, showed increased signs of devotion.  The man authorities say killed four U.S. Marines when he attacked two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn. was a practicing Muslim who reportedly showed signs of becoming increasingly devout in recent weeks.  Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, was shot and killed by police after he allegedly attacked the Marines at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center at around 11 a.m. Thursday [7/16/2015].  Before attacking the military center, police say Abdulazeez sprayed an Armed Forces recruiting center seven miles away with bullets, leaving a police officer with a non-life threatening ankle wound.

Chattanooga shooting proves it's time to arm our Armed Forces.  It turns out that at least one of the two military facilities attacked in Chattanooga, Tennessee — was a gun-free zone.  If you looked closely crime scene photographs[,] you can see the sign[,] plastered on the front of a bullet-riddled window.  Four Marines were slaughtered — a fifth wounded — along with a Chattanooga police officer.  Authorities say the gunman, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was killed in a shoot-out.

Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?  Thursday [7/16/2015] saw yet another tragic attack in a gun-free zone.  Four Marines were murdered.  Others were injured.  Watching the coverage on television Thursday, it was hard to ignore the gun-free zone sign on the front door of the recruiting station.  It was surrounded by bullet holes.

4 Marines killed in attacks on Chattanooga military facilities.  Two law enforcement sources told CBS News that the shooting suspect was identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.  According to a U.S. intelligence official, a "first review" of intelligence databases have not found any references to Abdulazeez. [...] U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said officials were treating the attacks as an "act of domestic terrorism," though FBI Special Agent in Charge Ed Reinhold said authorities were still investigating a motive.

US official: Tennessee Gunman Identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.  A U.S. official tells the Associated Press the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.  He was believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it was unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen.  The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation.  It was not immediately clear whether the gunman's first name was spelled Muhammad or Mohammad.


Boston
June 3, 2015

Wake up and smell the chaos.  Speaking of the Islamic State, did you hear the one about the glorious martyr in Boston who was killed while trying to figure out how to cut off a policeman's head with a military knife while he was being shot? Seriously, that was a mean-looking blade, but didn't he ever hear the one about bringing a knife to a gun fight?  I suppose this could be seen as good news, not bad news.  One more dead terrorist after all, but when will we ever again have the comfort level suggested by the words "homeland security"?  Security is the opposite of what we have in our country as our executive branch, with the connivance of Congress and the federal judiciary, has imported hundreds of thousands (more like millions) of security threats in the form of jihadis, drug dealers, career criminals and probably Russian, Chinese and Iranian spies.

Boston terror suspects plotted to behead police officers, source says.  The man shot and killed Tuesday [6/2/2015] by Boston police was plotting with another suspect to behead a cop, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com[.]  The dead suspect, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, was under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force when he was shot at about 7 a.m. near a CVS in the city's Roslindale neighborhood, when he brandished the blade at police.  Later Tuesday, authorities arrested another suspect, David Wright, in connection with the case, police said.

Boston Terror Suspect Reportedly Plotted to Behead Pamela Geller.  CNN is reporting tonight [6/3/2015] that Usaama Rahim, the terror suspect fatally shot by law enforcement in Boston yesterday, had been plotting to behead Pamela Geller.  Geller, of course, is the activist who organized the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas that drew two Muslim gunmen that were shot and killed.  Rahim had been monitored by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and was believed to have been radicalized by ISIS.  He approached law enforcement officials holding a knife yesterday and they shot him, fearing for their lives.

Boston terror suspects plotted to behead police officers, source says.  The man shot and killed Tuesday [6/2/2015] by Boston police was plotting with another suspect to behead a cop, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com[.]  The dead suspect, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, was under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force when he was shot at about 7 a.m. near a CVS in the city's Roslindale neighborhood, when he brandished the blade at police.  Later Tuesday, authorities arrested another suspect, David Wright, in connection with the case, police said.

Suspected Jihadist Shot Dead After Confrontation in Boston.  A suspected jihadist who had been under 24-hour surveillance was shot and killed this morning [6/2/2015] following a confrontation with a Boston police officer and a FBI agent in a CVS parking lot in the Boston neighborhood of Roslindale.

p>Boston Imam: Cops Should Have Just Captured Terror Suspect Like an Elephant.  An imam who came before media today to speak on behalf of the family of slain terror suspect Usaamah Rahim protested that the Joint Terrorism Task Force should have been able to capture the knife-wielding 26-year-old alive — because you can capture animals alive.  Abdullah Faaruuq, of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Roxbury, was removed as Muslim chaplain at Boston's Northeastern University in 2013.  He's advocated for the release of convicted al-Qaeda terrorist Aafia Siddiqui and has been accused of other instances of encouraging extremism.


Garland, Texas
May 3, 2015

Related topics:
Charlie Hebdo
The Religion of the Easily Offended
Muslims pretend to be the victims of the trouble they have stirred up
Geert Wilders and Fitna
Sharia Law

Overview:
After Attack In Texas, Will It Be Free Speech Or The Thugs' Veto?  Let's get one thing straight:  This event was not about guns, civility or Islam.  It was about free speech.  Activist Pamela Geller is no stranger to saying things that horrify the politically correct.  She protested the World Trade Center mosque and bought bus-sign ads describing what's really written in the Quran.  Last weekend, she and writer Robert Spencer's American Freedom Defense Initiative organized a contest for the best Muhammad cartoon drawing with a $10,000 prize in Texas in response to the Islamofascist newsroom massacre of cartoonists in Paris at the French paper Charlie Hebdo earlier this year.  And to no one's surprise in a nation whose leaders consider rising Islamofascist terror groups "junior varsity" and where extremist depravities are viewed as "workplace violence" or dismissed as reactions to bad filmmaking rather than organized terror, a couple of Islamofacists from North Phoenix, Ariz., shot up the Garland, Texas, cartoon conference, wounding a security guard before an off-duty traffic cop took the pair down and saved the country from another massacre.

Update:
5 Recent ISIS-Related US Arrests You Need to Know About.  [#1] North Carolina:  Erick Jamal Hendricks, from North Carolina, was arrested on August 4th, 2016 on charges of attempting to recruit people for terrorist attacks in the U.S. in support of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).  One of Hendricks' alleged contacts was a gunman in the 2015 thwarted attack on an exhibition of Mohammed caricatures in Texas.  The Justice Department says Hendricks, who was caught by an undercover FBI informant, was using social media to recruit people.  He also allegedly mentioned to a prospective recruit a desire to create a sleeper cell for later attacks in the U.S.

Undercover FBI Agent Told Garland Jihadist: 'Tear Up Texas'.  In the wake of Garland, the media attacks on us were the overwhelming and overarching story.  But outside of that, one of the stories that bubbled to the surface was that the FBI knew about the attack before it happened, but did not alert law enforcement or my security apparatus.  When I first heard that the FBI had prior notice of the attack, I thought that it was very short-term notice.  It was assumed by many people that the FBI had had some sketchy prior knowledge of the attack, but nothing particularly specific.  Now we find they were in on the planning of the jihad attack, and did nothing about it.  If you recall, the FBI only got around to alerting Garland police about Simpson's jihad plans three hours before our event.

Charlotte man accused of recruiting for ISIS, advising martyrdom for followers.  A man who had lived in Charlotte about a month was arrested Thursday [8/4/2016], accused of trying to recruit domestic terrorists for the Islamic State group and claiming to be planning a secret training camp on U.S. soil.  Erick Jamal Hendricks, 35, used social media networks to contact and recruit Americans for the cause of the Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIS and ISIL, federal authorities said, and he appeared to have ties to a 2015 attack at a Texas event mocking pictures of the prophet Muhammad.

North Carolina Man Charged with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL.  A Charlotte, North Carolina, man was arrested this morning on a federal complaint charging him with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Erick Jamal Hendricks, 35, tried to recruit people to train together and conduct terrorist attacks in the United States on behalf of ISIL, according to a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Ohio.

Guilty Verdict for Aiding in Attack on Anti-Islam Cartoon Event in Texas.  An Arizona man was found guilty on Thursday [3/17/2016] of conspiring to support Islamic terrorists by helping to plan an attack at an exhibit of anti-Islam cartoons in Texas.  A jury of four men and eight women returned the verdict against the man, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, on their third day of deliberations in Federal District Court here, in what the authorities described as the country's first jury trial involving a violent act committed in the name of the Islamic State.

Arizona man indicted in 'Draw Mohammed' event hit with new charges.  An Arizona man already accused of aiding two gunmen in an attack on an event in Texas drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed had also inquired about using pipe bombs and explosives during the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix, court documents said.  Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, also known as Decarus Thomas, was charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, in addition to his indictment earlier this year on conspiracy and weapons charges in connection with the failed attack on the event in the Dallas suburb of Garland, according to the court papers.

Gun used in Garland, TX terror attack connected to Fast and Furious.  A 9MM handgun used by Nadir Soofi, one of the terrorists who attacked the Garland, TX Mohammed cartoon festival, has been traced to the Fast and Furious program, according to the Chicago Tribune. [...] How many other weapons ended up in the hands of potential terrorists?  How many other Americans have been murdered by these guns?  Unfortunately, by the time more curious eyes are brought to bear on this and other administration scandals, most of the evidence will be "Lernered" — destroyed by those who would end up in jail if the truth ever came out.

Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation.  Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.  At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms.  And with Soofi's history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.  Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form required of would-be gun buyers.

More about Fast and Furious.

Indictment Alleges Garland Cartoon Contest Shooters Had Help.  The indictment of a third man in the anti-free speech terror plot to murder Pamela Geller and others at the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas in May indicates that the planning and coordination is deeper than previously known.  The indictment also points to the possible involvement of other co-conspirators.

Garland conspirator had plan to attack Super Bowl: prosecutors.  An alleged conspirator in the shootout at an anti-Islamic event in Garland, Texas last month wanted to attack this year's Super Bowl game, prosecutors say.  Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, 43, expressed interest in joining Islamic State and desired to strike on Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., said FBI special agent Dina McCarthy on the witness stand at Kareem's first court appearance Tuesday [6/16/2015].  Kareem faces charges of conspiracy, making false statements and interstate transportation of firearms with intent to commit a felony, and he's accused of providing advice and guns to the would-be terrorists in the foiled May 3 raid on the "Draw Muhammad" contest.

Pamela Geller Refuses to Go Into Hiding: 'I'm a Free Person, and I'm Fighting for Freedom'.  Blogger and free-speech activist Pamela Geller, the initial target of the jihadi beheading plot that later became a plan to murder police officers in Boston, said that she refuses to go into hiding after an ISIS sympathizer disclosed her home address on Twitter.  "I'm a free person and I'm fighting for freedom," she declared in an interview with CBS News affiliate 1010 WINS in New York, where she lives.  "The last thing I'm going to do is go into hiding."

Why Pamela Geller is Hated.  Pamela Geller — the woman whose group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, organized the Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Garland, Texas — may be the most hated person in America right now.  She is certainly the left's chief villain.  And, sad to say, though few conservatives hate her, more than a few have condemned her.

Obama the Magnificent.  When the Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas was attacked by two jihadists with assault weapons and possibly bombs, a single Texas off-duty cop took out both attackers with his service pistol.  Apparently Texas is the only place in the world that can cope with jihadist assaults.  In one fierce action that unknown cop made a solid case for the Second Amendment.  But our Islamophile media mob instantly blamed the victim.

Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future.  In the aftermath of the jihadist attack in Garland, TX, leftists and Islamic supremacists are moving swiftly to blame Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for their American Freedom Defense Initiative/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest for supposedly "provoking" the violent attack.  Once again, advocates of free speech are being slandered while any attempts to examine the real motives of the ISIS-linked terrorists who tried to slaughter them are being labeled as unjustified and "Islamophobic."

Speak Free or Die.  Garland and the sorry aftermath of terrorist apologetics that followed were a warning to every freedom-loving American, as well as an illustration of what one freedom-loving American with training and a Glock can do against the forces of totalitarianism.  These jihadi savages tried to silence and intimidate all free Americans.  They failed.

The 'Hate Speech' Canard: Ticket to Tyranny.  It's impossible to overstate the importance of the ugliness Pamela Geller has exposed, and how grateful we should be to her.  Geller's "Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest" in Garland, Texas, on May 3, sponsored by her American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Jihad Watch, featured "about 350 entries depicting Muhammad" — in drawings and cartoons.  For this — creating drawings and cartoons — radical Islamists have declared that she and others associated with the event must die.  After numerous online and other Islamist death threats during the preceding week, two ISIS-inspired jihadists drove 1,000 miles from Phoenix to Garland's Curtis Culwell Center hoping to carry out the demanded executions.

Pam Geller: An American Hero.  I like Pam Geller, because she, like myself, is willing to speak the truth regardless of whose feathers it ruffles.  She has more [courage] than any 10 men, and she darn sure has more than Obama.  She should be applauded for what her Muhammad cartoon contest accomplished.  Whether intentional or not, she was singularly responsible for drawing Muslim cockroaches out of the shadows where they multiply and eventually overrun a property based on their reproductive rates and difficulty to eradicate.  Her cartoon contest turned out to be the exact pie crumbs needed to draw them from their hiding place in the shadows for purposes of extermination.

Pamela Geller Acted Morally.  She is, as she herself says, engaged in a war against what she believes to be a retrograde force violently on the march throughout the world.

The timid defense of free speech.  Some of our liberal friends, particularly the art lovers among them, are terrified of the hobgoblins that Ralph Waldo Emerson warned about.  "A foolish consistency," he famously said, "is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen, philosophers and divines."  We see this writ large in the threat to public peace and the lives of the innocent by Islamic radicals.  The radicals, who maim and kill in the name of the Prophet, are treated with respect (if not terror), and the Christians who have threatened no one, must be hectored, lectured and exiled to the fringes of the public square.

Don't Draw Mohammed, Debate the Origins of Islam.  Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer organized a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas to demonstrate the need to exert the right to free speech against Islamic threats.  This event in actuality, and predictably, provoked a violent response from two radical Muslims that resulted in their deaths.  It also has called down a firestorm on the organizers' own heads from both liberals and conservatives for unnecessarily insulting Islam and Muslims.  There's a far better and more important way to exercise free speech about Islam, and Robert Spencer in particular should be aware of it and is well placed to facilitate it.

ISIS Terrorists Worshiped At Radical Islamic Mosque.  'I don't know what happened to him," Islamic Community Center of Phoenix President Usama Shami said of Elton "Ebrahim" Simpson, who with roommate and fellow ICCP congregant Nadir Soofi obtained AK-47 rifles, drove to Texas and opened fire on security guards outside a draw-the-prophet-Muhammad free speech event.  Shami, an ethnic Palestinian, says they weren't radicalized at his mosque, where they worshipped for almost a decade.  Yet, like too many mosques in America, ICCP is by all accounts a radical Islamic center.

The Failed Tactic of Flattering Islam Won't Go Away.  The recent attack in Texas against a "draw Mohammed" event ended up with two dead jihadis and widespread criticism of event organizer Pamela Geller for "inciting" or "provoking" the assault on our First Amendment right to free speech.  The hypocrisies and ignorance behind such criticism have been amply documented, including by some on the left.  But there's another argument against actions and events like Geller's that needs dismantling.  This is the received wisdom that we should avoid criticizing Islamic doctrine or Mohammed because it will alienate moderate Muslims who otherwise would help us against the so-called "extremist" jihadists.

Our Cartoon Contest Provoked Jihadis? Here's News: They Were Already Provoked.  [Scroll down]  Ibrahim Simpson wasn't "radicalized" by our cartoon contest.  Long before it took place, he was in touch with jihad terrorists who encouraged him to carry out a jihad attack.  If he hadn't opted to attack our heavily guarded event, he might have chosen a softer target, as did his fellow jihadists Amedy Coulibaly, who murdered four Jews in a kosher supermarket in January, and Man Haron Monis, who took hostages (of who two were subsequently killed) in the Lindt Chocolat Café in Sydney, Australia last December.  What's more, the Islamic State, to whom Simpson pledged allegiance before his attack, is already "provoked."

FBI Sent Warning About Gunman to Garland Police Shortly Before Attack, Neglected to Alert Organizers.  FBI director James Comey revealed on Thursday that the agency had information that Elton Simpson was interested in heading to Garland, Texas, before he and his companion, Nadir Soofi, opened fire at a Mohammed cartoon contest on Sunday.  Comey told reporters that the FBI had alerted the police in Garland, Texas, shortly before the event.  Comey said Simpson had been investigated by the FBI from 2006 to 2014 and that the investigation was reopened in March when Simpson began posting pro-ISIS messages on Twitter.

Finding the First Amendment.  A draw-Muhammad cartoon contest is staged in Garland Texas.  Two ISIS terrorists show up with automatic weapons intending to massacre the assemblage.  A single guard guns them down with a pistol, narrowly averting mass carnage.  The post-attack response, even including conservative stalwarts, is to condemn not just the would-be assassins, but the speakers and the cartoons presented at the conference.  Yes, critics say, of course the speakers have First Amendment free speech constitutional rights, but they offended Muslims around the globe.  They asserted that such "hate speech" is not protected by the First Amendment.

Free speech on a leash is a dead dog.  Normally, we consider cartoonists, authors, and social activists good citizens, and we view people who enter public places with the intention of slaughtering innocent civilians to be somewhere between psychopathic and just plain evil.  But not in Bizarro World.  An event that should have united the nation in revulsion for the Islamic terrorists who intended to impose a sharia-compliant death penalty on event organizer Pam Geller has instead become a cause celebre for appeasement.  Yes, Pam Geller provoked the attack by doing something on American soil that is strictly prohibited by the Quran, the holy book of Islam (namely, encouraging people to make an artistic representation of the prophet Muhammad), but Geller did so in sympathy with the martyrs of free speech who have perished previously because they have offended Islam.

Texas Attacker Left Trail of Extremist Ideas on Twitter.  Counterterrorism officials on Tuesday [5/5/2015] were studying the electronic trails left by two men killed by a police officer as they shot at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, looking for any direct ties to the Islamic State extremist group in Syria.  The group praised the gunmen in a statement as "soldiers of the caliphate," the unified Muslim land that it purports to be building.

Terrorists Are Referred to As "Two Gentlemen" And Mere "Wise Guys" Now.  The terrorists are winning.  We are bowing to the terrorists i[n] a number of ways — with PC language, the condemnation of Pamela Geller, a victim of the Garland, Texas event, and by shutting down military museums and events.  A Fox News reporter named Kevin Corke called the Garland Texas terrorists "wise guys".  He also referred to them as "two gentlemen" on Greta Van Susteren's show last night.

"Stay Quiet and You'll Be Okay".  The French and Texan attackers supposedly had the same kind of weapons, although one should always treat American media reports with a high degree of skepticism when it comes to early identification of "assault weapons" and "AK47s".  Nonetheless, from this reconstruction, it seems clear that the key distinction between the two attacks is that in Paris they knew how to use their guns and in Garland they didn't.  So a very cool 60-year-old local cop with nothing but his service pistol advanced under fire and took down two guys whose heavier firepower managed only to put a bullet in an unarmed security guard's foot.

A prediction I pray is wrong.  In the coming years, it will be harder and harder for Americans to remain indifferent to Islamic terrorism, because so much of it will be close to home disrupting our daily lives and dividing the nation along a deep ideological fault line.  We've already seen the split that followed in the aftermath of the Texas cartoon contest — as many condemned Pamela Geller as praised her.  That's only a small taste of things to come.  As terrorist attacks in our nation become more frequent and more deadly, American thinking will become more sharply divided, pitting one side blaming the victims for being "provocative" against the other side blaming the Islamists for being terrorists.

Media Coverage of Pam Geller Proves Many Journalists Don't Believe in Free Speech.  Journalists are supposed to understand the first amendment; their profession is based on it.  Yet so many people on both political sides of American media have shown themselves to be absolute boobs in the wake of Pamela Geller's event in Texas.  This week, a Muslim cleric told her she deserved death for blasphemy over cartoons.  Where's the outrage over this?

Democrats Now Cast Terrorists as Victims.  The notion that a rape victim deserved to be raped because she was wearing a tight outfit lights up all our red lights.  This is the case first and foremost because it absolves the rapist of responsibility for his crime. [...] One of the foundations of liberal societies has always been that victims of aggression are not to blame for their attackers' behavior.  Over the past few days, we have witnessed a dangerous erosion of this principle among American elites.

Islam: An Ideology of Lethal Absurdities.  Daniel Greenfield wrote on FrontPage about the absurdity of the news media in accusing Pamela Geller and Bosch Fawstin of encouraging violence by conducting a drawing Mohammad contest and inviting others to the event:  ["]"The actual attempt at mass slaughter was dismissed as the terrorists 'take the bait' from the cartoonists who had been fiendishly plotting to be mass slaughtered by them for the publicity."["]  But, this is the actual motive of Islamic terrorists; they are fiends looking for "bait" to take in order to be killed by their intended victims (or by a lone policeman, as in Garland) so their names can be publicized as "martyrs for Allah."  The only time terrorist outfits like ISIS, Al Qaeda, et al. value and recognize such self-sacrificing fools (aka "brothers") is when they're dead.  This policy reduces the average jihadist to the level of a passive receptor, or a human lemming, who just can't help himself for wanting to die, of seeking immediate if not eventual death.

Terror recruiter with roots in Minn. linked to Texas shooting.  One of the first Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities to join a terrorist group overseas is a prominent online recruiter whose clout extends to a new wave of Minnesotans charged with conspiring to support extremists in the Middle East.  Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan's most recent display of influence came a week ago when he was linked by Twitter to the shooting at a Texas event where artists depicted their version of the prophet Mohammed.  Before the shooting, Hassan sent messages urging his "brothers" to commit such an attack and later praised the gunmen who were killed.

Je Suis Pamela Geller.  I was standing next to Pamela Geller just after our American Freedom Defense Initiative/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest ended last Sunday in Garland, Texas when one of our security team ran in and told us that there had been a shooting outside.  As the audience was led to another area inside the building and the outside was swept for bombs and additional jihadis, Geller and I were hurried to a safe room.  It was the last time since then that Pamela Geller has been safe.  The Islamic State quickly issued a communiqué that included this: [...]

There's a war on free speech — and radical Islam is winning.  Through a combination of fear, intimidation and exploitation of the liberal reflex to sympathize with supposedly marginalized groups, radicals have been steadily eroding our long-standing conception of free speech.  In the most recent example in Garland, Texas, two men with body armor and assault rifles shot up a community center that was holding a cartoon contest to draw the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.  Luckily, they were shot dead by police before they could harm anybody.  Yet, in a horrendous case of mass victim-blaming, media figures across the political spectrum have been pointing fingers at the contest organizers — and worse, suggesting limits on offensive speech.

For Fox News, Megyn Kelly emerges this week as the champion of free speech.  By breaking with a number of her colleagues over a controversial "Draw Muhammad" contest in Garland, Texas, Fox News's Megyn Kelly demonstrated this week why she is sometimes referred to as the network's "independent" voice.  She also likely revealed why her show easily outperforms her competitors, both at Fox News and elsewhere.  "So private citizens shouldn't do offensive things, even behind closed doors now, lest they cause offense," she said Thursday [5/7/2015].  "We don't compromise America's bedrock principles just to make other nations like us more."

The Hero of Garland.  There's still a lot we don't know about what happened in Garland, Texas, earlier this week, including the name of the heroic police officer who averted certain disaster by outshooting two heavily armed terrorists.  But blogger Bob Owens, who generally knows his stuff when it comes to firearms, has published an interesting analysis about what happened based on a few photos of the crime scene.

FBI issued warning ahead of Texas attack.  FBI Director James Comey said Thursday his agency had looked into Elton Simpson, one of the gunmen involved in the attack on a prophet Muhammad art event in Garland, Texas on Sunday.  Just before the attack Simpson tweeted his allegiance to ISIS with the hashtag #TexasAttack.  That same day — at about 4:00 p.m. — the FBI says it sent a bulletin with photographs of Simpson, 31, and a license plate to local police in Garland.  But a Garland Police Department spokesperson told CBS News it had "no information" that Simpson and accomplice Nadir Soofi were headed their way.

The week that cable news failed free expression.  Two gunmen were shot dead by a police officer as they attempted to mount a terrorist attack on a "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest — an event whose by-product is offensive to many Muslims.  The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for targeting the contest, which was organized by Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).  Authorities are investigating ISIS's claim of responsibility; they're checking the electronic communication histories of the attackers, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi; the White House has called the episode an "attempted terrorist attack."  And who's being treated as the public enemy on cable?  The woman who organized a cartoon contest.

AP Slams Pam Geller as Having 'No Regrets' That Two Terrorists Died in TX.  The Associated Press appears to be siding against free speech with its latest tweet attacking free speech advocate Pamela Geller by knocking her as unapologetic that two terrorists were killed during her weekend event.

I'm Far More Hateful Than Pamela Geller.  In fact, I'd argue there's no way that she could hate jihad more than I do.  I've seen jihad up-close, in an Iraqi province where jihadists raped women to shame them into becoming suicide bombers, where they put bombs in little boys' backpacks then remotely detonated them at family gatherings, where they beheaded innocent civilians while cheering wildly like they were at a soccer match, and where they shot babies in the face to "send a message" to their parents.  I've seen the despair in the eyes of the innocent victims of jihad, and — believe me — that despair is infinitely greater than the alleged "anguish" caused by a few cartoons.

Fox News personalities get behind 'I support free speech, but...'.  A controversial "Draw Muhammad" contest this weekend in Garland, Texas, has divided media figures into two camps:  In one corner are those who say unequivocally that all free speech is to be defended — regardless of content.  Period.  In the other are those who say the First Amendment should not be invoked to defend intentionally provocative acts — especially when such acts offend Muslim sensitivities.  The Sunday event, which was hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, was almost the target of an Islamic State-linked terrorist attack.  Luckily for the nearly 200 people in attendance, a police officer shot and killed the two would-be attackers, Nadir Soofi, 34, and Elton Simpson, 30, before they could carry out their jihad-inspired act of mass murder.

ISIS: We will attack Texas again and it will be far worse for Christian infidels.  ISIS recently released a statement boasting themselves of the attack in Garland, TX, stating their desire to kill Christians in America, and that the next attack will "be harsher and worse". [...] As Shoebat.com reported, that "the attack in Garland Texas was carried out by ISIS lone wolves" and today the police revealed "Elton Simpson," reportedly one of the two gunmen responsible for the shooting in Garland, Texas, was indeed a homegrown ISIS lone wolf and a convert to Islam who in 2010 had links to ISIS.

Authorities Missed Shooter's Violent Tweets Because There Is [sic] Too Many Like Him.  An unidentified "senior law enforcement official" has told the New York Times that federal authorities missed online posts made by Elton Simpson that should have indicated his violent intentions because "there are so many like him" the government is overwhelmed.

CAIR Coordinated w/ACLU to Smear Mohammed Cartoonists After Shooting.  The ACLU is not a free speech organization.  It does engage in stunts that make it look that way.  The ACLU is Islamist infiltrated and it backed Obama and Hillary's crackdown on Innocence of Muslims after the Benghazi attack. [...] You don't normally denounce someone after they were nearly killed in an attack by your people, but that's exactly what was going on here.

How America waits for the next terrorist attack.  Try as they might, the Islamic terrorist camp can't write off what happened in Garland, Texas on Sunday night:  Police foiled the first ISIS-connected terrorist attack on American soil.  They not only foiled it, they foiled it quickly and effectively.  No matter how they write up the scary script threatening unleashed lions on courageous Pamela Geller notwithstanding, the days of Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi being able to plot terrorist attacks on innocent civilians are gone forever.

The Jihadis Are Controlling Access To The Public Square.  With guns blazing, two jihadis brought yet another despicable act of terrorism to America.  The scene was Garland, Texas where the American Freedom Defense Initiative was holding an exhibit and cartoon competition featuring satirical portrayals of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.  Portrayals of the Muslim prophet are forbidden by Islamic law and draw outrage from Muslims.  One of the two gunmen is Elton Simpson, 30, a resident of Phoenix, and a man known to the FBI.  Simpson was previously brought to trial on grounds of making false statements to federal agents about his intentions to travel overseas for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad.

Conservative Pundits For Sharia?  [Scroll down]  Muslims can follow their own religious beliefs, but they can't force me to follow them.  They believe that it is wrong to draw Mohammed; Catholics think it is wrong to get divorced; Jews think it is wrong to eat pork.  You are not insulting Judaism by eating pork, a Catholic by divorcing, or a Muslim by drawing Mohammed.  To claim that drawing Mohammed is an insult is a jihadi idea.  It is not an American idea.  It is applying their code to our behavior.  Drawing Mohammed is entirely normal political speech.  It is not a gratuitous insult; it is fighting the imposition of sharia law in America.  Pam Geller is the bravest woman in America at this moment.  She deserves to be given a podium so her voice can be heard by millions.

The Islamic State Can Blow It Out Their Hookah.  The Islamic State says they have 71 trained soldiers in 15 states waiting to commit acts of jihad in retaliation for that Muhammad cartoon contest.  They specifically mention five states — Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California and Michigan.  And they also threatened to kill contest organizer Pamela Geller and her supporters. [...] Now look, ISIS could be blowing smoke out of their hookahs for all we know.  But what if they're telling the truth?  We know the FBI had one of the jihadists on their radar.  So, what if there are more?  Not that it matters to the White House.  They don't even believe there's such a thing as Islamic radicals, out of either willful ignorance or cowardice.

Phoenix Mosque Caught Lying About Ties to Texas Would-Be Jihadist Killer.  After two attendees of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCPA) were killed in a gunfight Sunday night in Garland, Texas, outside a facility where a "Draw Muhammad" contest was being held, the leaders of the mosque have given conflicting stories about the relationship the two had with the place of worship.  Most of the conflicting accounts have come from mosque president Usama Shami, who has been regularly featured in multiple press reports following the events Sunday evening.  Most of his statements have been attempts to distance the mosque from the two would-be terrorists.

We Have a Crisis.  Let's talk about the Garland, Texas attack by enforcers of Islamic law. [...] As with all things jihad, the physical attack on Geller's day-long Mohammed cartoon event, which temporarily secured a small piece of the public square where Americans who so desired could exercise their speech free from Islamic law, followed patterns as old as Islam and as current as the latest news cycles all over the globe.  For this reason, it is hard to imagine anyone was shocked by this characteristically Islamic attempt to kill rebels against Islamic law — surely not in the way that earlier, pre-Islamic generations of Americans might have been shocked, perhaps as late as 1989.

In Defense of Pamela Geller.  Geller has been making the necessary media rounds to defend herself, including [a] post in Time magazine.  Sean Hannity has come to her defense, saying:  "You can't draw a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad without expecting this violence?  Is this how far we have sunk?  That we've got to capitulate in this way?"  Rush Limbaugh has leapt to her defense.  Megyn Kelly was blunt in her defense.  "Even if you hate her message, she was promoting free speech," Kelly said and told a guest critical of Geller that he was "fundamentally confused and wrong" and that "I'm concerned about the America you would have us live in."  Me too.

Pamela Geller: Heroine or Hateful Islamaphobe?  After the Garland, Texas shooting at an event sponsored by Pamela Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), the knives came out by the MSM attacking Geller for provoking the attack by ISIS supporters.  She held a Muhammad Art Contest to honor the murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists that was sure to provoke a jihadist attack.  Ironically, the contest was held in the same center where a previous Muslim conference was held to suppress free speech.  Geller made sure the event had tight security and a swat team was on site just in case.  Aside from a minor injury to a security guard, the two heavily armed jihadists who also wore body armor were shot dead in seconds by a traffic cop's pistol.  The only excuse I can find to explain the hostile reaction to Geller by the media is that they are all stupid cowards.

Times Editors Hate Geller's 'Hate Speech' and Love Others' 'Free Speech'.  Yesterday, the New York Times editorial page informed us of the fine distinctions between "free speech" and "hate speech."  We are instructed that "the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech.  It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred."  It turns out that the difference is what lies in the heart of the creator.  And the Times knows what's in the heart of the creator.  The cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, which lost a dozen employees when jihadists sprang into their office with machine guns in an incident that later evolved from an attack on ideas to an attack on Jews, are according to the Times, worthy of defense because the publication "has always been graphic satires of politicians and religions, whether Catholic, Jewish or Muslim."

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Why Does the Left Get to Decide What's Offensive?  The same militant Islamists who do not permit the drawing of pictures of the prophet Mohammed also do not permit homosexuality and do not permit gay marriage."  And we know what their attitudes toward women are.


Pamela Geller Calls Out Cowardly Conservatives.  Breitbart News spoke with Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and blogger at Atlasshrugs.com, about her recent "Draw Muhammad" free speech art exhibit, which came under attack by Islamic radicals on Sunday in Garland, Texas.  Geller discussed how much of the political left, Islamic totalitarians, and even some high-profile conservatives have attempted to equate her art exhibit with the actions of the AK47-weilding Islamic terrorists, who were shot dead in their botched attempt to commit mass murder.

Kansas City Mosque That Wanted to Ban Free Speech Will Hold Funeral for TX Jihadist Nadir Soofi.  A Kansas City mosque that petitioned Barack Obama to ban free speech defaming Islam in 2012 will hold the funeral for one of the two jihadists killed in a shootout Sunday outside a Dallas-area convention center that was hosting a "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest.  The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) will hold a funeral on Thursday for Nadir Soofi, according to KCTV5.

Double standard on offending Christians and Muslims.  In Garland, Texas, on Sunday, two radical Muslims died trying to replicate the Charlie Hebdo massacre by mounting an armed attack on a "draw Mohammed" cartoon contest.  We are not talking about drawings of Mohammed dunked in urine or smeared with animal dung.  No, the gunmen apparently deemed the mere drawing of Mohammed to be an offense punishable by death.  What has been the response of the liberal media to this act of lunacy?  Have the talking heads come to the defense of the cartoonists' right of free expression in a pluralistic society?  Has anyone publicly observed that drawings of Mohammed might "jolt" Muslims "into an expanded frame of reference" or "illumination"?  Far from it.  The overall media consensus has been to blame the intended murder victims for recklessly provoking the terrorists.  Such provocation, we are told, is unacceptable and irresponsible behavior given the risk of retaliation by offended radical Muslims.

Gen. Boykin on Muslim Cartoon Attackers: We Must 'Stand Up Against This Evil in America'.  Commenting on the two men who were killed while trying to shoot up a "Draw Muhammed" contest on Sunday in Texas and the woman who organized the contest, activist Pam Geller, Lt. Gen. William Boykin (ret.) said there is a "double standard" when it comes to Islam and that U.S. leaders need to "stand up against this evil in America" that uses violence to threaten the First Amendment.

It's Time to Put an End to Muslim Immigration.  Make no mistake — Islam is poison.  It is a poison that appears innocuous in small doses.  But as a nation ingests more of it, the malignant effects soon become apparent.  It attacks liberty on multiple fronts:  freedom of religion, women's rights, freedom of expression.  In large enough doses it is lethal to a free society.  We've already allowed a dangerous amount of this poison into America.  Do not speak to me of peaceful Muslims as ISIS kills and captures Christians by the thousands and two would-be jihadist raid a cartoon contest in Texas.  As I and many others have said before — Islam is not a religion of peace.  A peaceful Muslim is either a confused apostate or an actor biding his or her time to strike in the name of jihad.

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Brave Garland Police Officer Advanced As He Brought Down Garland Terrorists.  More details are beginning to emerge about the incompetent Islamic terrorist attack on a free speech event held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in Garland, Texas Sunday.  Bearing Arms readers have asked for more details about how the actual shooting went down, and about the Garland police officer who used his duty sidearm to defeat two attackers armed with rifles within 15 seconds.

Why Censor Cartoonists Instead of Their Muslim Killers?  The Muslim terrorist attack on the Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, has produced all the expected media responses about how some speech is just too "provocative" and needs to be censored.  Let's set aside this proposed rape of the First Amendment for a moment and address a different question.  If we're going to censor people whose speech leads to violence, why not censor Muslim calls for violence, instead of cartoon contests?

New York Times: Not Entirely Clear What Motivated Mohammed Cartoon Gunmen.  Completely and utterly unclear what might have led two devout Muslims to try and kill cartoonists drawing Mohammed.  It's not one of those obvious things like plastic bottles destroying the planet or all the problems in the Middle East being caused by the Jews.  This is a great big mystery which we may never solve.  Was it Global Warming?  Or maybe some of that airborne PTSD?  Maybe it was economic inequality.

Did the FBI Drop the Ball on the Texas Shooting?  The perpetrators of the attempted terrorist attack, identified as 30-year old Elton Simpson and his accomplice 34-year old Nadir Hamid Soofi, both residents of Phoenix Arizona, had pledged allegiance to ISIS.  A now suspended twitter account linked to Simpson confirms their loyalty oath to the terror group and also makes a cryptic reference to the pending attack with the hashtag, #texasattack.  Simpson had been on the FBI's radar for some time.

Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate.  Controversial, intolerant and provocative.  Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the "Draw the Prophet" contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller.  While the police were still checking cars for explosives and attendees waited to be released, CNN called AFDI, rather than the terrorists who attacked a cartoon contest, "intolerant."  Time dubbed the group "controversial."  The Washington Post called the contest, "provocative."

Islamic State on Pamela Geller: "We will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter".  The reality is that if the gunmen were "provoked" by the Muhammad cartoons, they would have been "provoked" by something else.  What had the Jews in the Hyper Cacher supermarket in January done to "provoke" the Muslims?  They dared to be Jews.  What had the people in the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Australia done to "provoke" the Muslims?  Dared to be non-Muslims.  People who say our cartoon contest deliberately tried to provoke a violent reaction are under the apparent delusion that if we abide by Muhammad Atta's advice to the passengers on his doomed plane on September 11, 2001, all will be well.  Atta told the passengers, "Stay quiet and you'll be OK."  They weren't.

Robert Spencer at the Muhammad Art Exhibit.  [Scroll down]  Consider this — the murderers of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had an accomplice.  And as they were murdering the cartoonists, the accomplice went to a kosher supermarket in Paris and murdered four Jews.  What have they done?  They didn't draw Muhammad.  How did they offend Muslims?  They offended Muslims by being Jewish.  Okay, so we have to not draw Muhammad, because that'll poke them in the eye and offend them.  And then we have to not be Jewish, because that will poke them in the eye and offend them.  And then what?  Okay, I guess pork and alcohol are right out.  Okay, and then what?

Pam Geller And Those Before Her.  Did the Yazidis draw cartoons?  Did James Foley draw cartoons?  Did Daniel Pearl draw cartoons?  How is it that Islam has assumed exclusive power with the declaration they are the judge, jury and executioner of what is blasphemy?  The Southern Poverty Law Center has this on Pam Geller.  Ah but, they do have a right to do so as noted by the Supreme Court decision in 2011 in the case of picketing a funeral.  All media, even global media has become Sharia compliant for not standing long ago on free speech and now for blaming the Garland, Texas attack on those who are taking a stand.

Exclusive: FBI, DHS Assessed Terror Attack Threat to Texas 'Draw Muhammad' Contest as 'Unlikely'.  The Feds, influenced by false narratives about the causes of terror, failed yet again.  Meanwhile, the Texas Department of Public Safety took the threats seriously and saved lives.

Islam and Free Speech: Missing the Point in Garland.  In Garland, two jihadists opened fire on a free-speech event that was certain to be offensive to many Muslims.  The gunmen wounded a security guard before being killed when police returned fire.  The jihadists are reported to be roommates who resided in Phoenix.  As this is written, only one of them has been identified:  Elton Simpson. [...] Simpson was apparently what my friend, terrorism analyst Patrick Poole, describes as a "known wolf."  That's a radical Muslim whom the Obama administration and the media are wont to dismiss as an anonymous, unconnected loner but who, in fact, has previously drawn the attention of national-security agents over suspected jihadist ties.

Texas police shooting: Overmatched officer stops 2 with assault rifles.  On one side, you had two men in body armor, toting assault rifles and showing every willingness to open fire now and count their victims later.  On the other, you had a security officer — a traffic officer by day — with a pistol.  Somehow, the officer won.

The Editor says...
"Somehow," indeed.  The officer is a trained professional who has obviously spent some time at the gun range.  The attackers were two suicidal guys who watched too much television and spent their time at a mosque.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For First Attack On US Soil.  The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas — its first on U.S. soil — and warned of future attacks. [...] Though the Islamic state claimed responsibility, authorities maintain that there was little coordination from the militant group.

Obama Islamic State strategy slammed as terrorist group claims it has infiltrated U.S..  On the same day he nominated a new military chief, President Obama encountered renewed criticism over his war on the Islamic State and was forced to confront a real possibility that the terrorist group may already have agents operating inside the U.S.  White House officials stressed Tuesday [5/5/2015] that it's too early to determine whether the two Muslim gunmen who tried to attack a Texas cartoon contest over the weekend were Islamic State fighters, as the group has claimed and as one of the gunmen suggested on social media.

Gunmen who attacked Texas event likely inspired by Islamic State, officials say.  The heavily armed gunmen who attacked a cartoon contest near Dallas over the weekend were probably inspired by the Islamic State, according to U.S. officials, who cautioned that they have so far seen no indication that the assailants were directed by the group.  Law enforcement officials said Tuesday [5/5/2015] that they were still analyzing the shooters' electronic devices, including phones and computers, to determine whether others may have been involved in the plot or encouraged it.

Inspirational vs Operational.  ISIS claimed that the failed attack on an American Freedom Defense Initiative event in Garland, Texas was its "first attack" inside America. [...] The Obama administration is unwilling to admit it just yet, saying it is investigating these claims, presumably to determine whether to accept it or not.

NBC News Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Wants Islam Protected From Satire.  Ayman Mohyeldin is advertised by NBC News as an objective reporter.  This objective reporter became infamous earlier this year for lying about and smearing a decorated veteran sniper, the late Chris Kyle, as a "racist" who went on anti-Muslim "killing sprees" in Iraq.  Mohyeldin, who is a Muslim, used his MSNBC perch Tuesday [5/5/2015], not to condemn the murderous savages in his faith who attempted to murder Pam Geller and Geert Wilders at a free speech event, but to demand a culture change in America that would not "allow" people to engage in what he calls "hate speech" against Islam.

We Have Invented Jihadist Flypaper.  Think about it.  These guys had to know the event would be guarded.  These guys had to know that the event is going on in Texas, meaning that a lot of attendees and passers-by would be armed.  Heck it's Texas.  Everybody's armed.

Geert Wilders: I Won't Stop Warning the West About Islam.  After two Muslim lawmakers tried to block world-renowned activist Geert Wilders from entering the country, he defiantly vowed his warnings about the existential threat Islam poses to Western civilization would never cease.  "I know one thing," Wilders told the audience April 29 at a Capitol Hill reception co-sponsored by Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).  "They are very ineffective because I'm here," he said to laughter and applause.

Sometimes Violence is Apparently the Answer.  Whatever you think about how offensive it is and whether it should or should not have occurred, the only thing that people should be saying today is that no one should have been shot for attending.  Yet instead of condemning the shooters, most liberals are focused on condemning the fact that the event occurred.

The Drawing That Should Have Tied for the Win.  I love the so-called liberals who, on the one hand, decry attacks like Garland and Charlie Hebdo, but on the other blame those who practice free speech. [...] No, "liberals" only support free speech when their pathetic little cocoons at Starbucks and Bed, Bath & Beyond aren't threatened.  Thank heavens for people like Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Geert Wilders, who still believe in legimate political discourse.  Political, because the Religion o' Peace is a political system first and a religion second.

Actual WaPo headline: "Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas".  The media is so, so angry at Pam Geller for putting them in a position where they have to side with her (sort of).  They already despised her.  Now that she's made them unwilling allies in defending her right to mock Mohammed, they'll never forgive her.

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Garland Gunman Elton Simpson Was Muslim Convert.  Sunday night's terrorist attack on the American Freedom Defensive Initiative "Draw Mohammed" event in Texas was apparently committed by an Arizona man who converted to Islam.

The Texas Terror Connection To Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison's Minneapolis District.  An Islamist radical recruited to Somalia from Minneapolis inspired the would-be "Texas Terror" killers, who were gunned down in Garland, Texas Sunday night by a sharp-shooting law enforcement officer before they could carry out their mass-murder plot at an art exhibit sponsored by First Amendment heroine Pamela Geller.  It's just the latest example of how and why Minneapolis — and specifically the congressional district of Muslim Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) — has become ground zero for the threat to the United States from Islamist terror groups such as ISIS and Al-Shabaab.

Attack in Garland is an assault on free speech.  On Sunday night, two Islamic fanatics were killed right as they began their attack in Garland, Texas.  They failed to kill anyone in their assault against a gathering of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which had been advertised as a contest to draw cartoons of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam.  Some have recognized the attack as an assault on the freedom of speech — the sort of attack that has inspired groups like AFDI to wage public campaigns against the Islamic faith.  Others have denounced AFDI as a hate group that routinely demonizes Muslims and in this case tried to provoke them.

Second Garland Shooter Identified; Elton Simpson's Father Denounces Attack.  The second shooter in the Garland, Texas terrorist attack has been identified as Nadir Soofi, 34.  According to law enforcement officials quoted by the Washington Post, he was indeed Elton Simpson's roommate, as some earlier reports indicated.   Elton Simpson's father Dunston is speaking out.  He denounced his son's actions to ABC News:  "We are Americans and we believe in America.  What my son did reflects very badly on my family."

Obama Potential Supreme Court Nominee Let Off Cartoon Gunman Because She Wasn't Sure What "Jihad" Meant.  The Mohammed cartoon shootings did not turn into a massacre because of the quick actions of police officers on the scene.  But if a massacre had occurred, much of the responsibility would rest with Judge Mary H. Murguia. [...] Elton Simpson got off with a slap on the wrist because Murguia chose not to find that he was lying about being engaged in terrorism.  Now a man has been shot and a serious terrorist attack was narrowly averted because Judge Murguia refused to do her job.

Message from Garland, Texas to Baltimore, Maryland.  Where is the praise from the White House for police who saved the day?  It should be no surprise that the Garland attack came shortly after Dutch member of parliament and leader of the Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, had delivered the event's keynote speech.  There had been calls by the usual members of Congress for him to be stopped at the border so he would not be able to speak.

ISIS claim responsibility for shooting at Texas Muhammad cartoon contest.  The Islamic State terror group (ISIS) Tuesday issued a claim of responsibility for Sunday's attack on a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.  The claim was made in an audio message on the group's Al Bayan radio station, based in the Syria city of Raqqa, which ISIS has proclaimed to be the capital of its self-proclaimed caliphate.  It is the first time ISIS has taken credit for an attack on U.S. soil, though it was not immediately clear whether the group's claim was an opportunistic co-opting of a so-called "lone wolf" attack as its own.

Why can't Muslims laugh at Mohammed?  As we learned once again in Garland, Texas, Muslims do not laugh at jokes about Mohammed, the purported author of the Koran (as Moses is the author of the Torah).  Two wannabe Jihadists with assault rifles and body armor were no match for an off-duty Texas traffic cop with a sidearm, but the incident might have turned into a massacre worse than the murder of the Charlie Hebdo staff in January.

ISIS Lays Claim to Texas Terror.  ISIS has taken to its official radio station to claim responsibility for the Texas attack that left one injured — and the two attackers dead — and the group's vowing to carry out more.  Agence France-Presse reported the terror group said:  "Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Muhammad."

GOP lawmaker: We need to spy on Muslims.  New York Rep. Peter King called for more government surveillance of the Muslim community because "that's where the threat comes from," he said.  He made the remarks in reaction to the shootings in Garland, Texas, that ISIS has just claimed responsibility for — though U.S. authorities have yet to confirm.  King, however, said the attack was clearly "ISIS inspired," and told CNN's Wolf Blitzer America needs to take stronger steps to keep the country safe from more terror assaults.

FBI searching Phoenix home of suspected Garland gunmen.  Police in Garland say they believe the two men killed outside a controversial art show Sunday night were there to shoot the approximately 200 people attending the event before a traffic officer intervened.  The suspects were identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi of Phoenix.

Suspect in Texas shooting 'very kind' religious man.  It's become a familiar refrain in the aftermath of a terrorist attack or the discovery of a jihadist cell.  Elton Simpson, 31, was described by someone who knew him as a "very kind" religious man who "didn't seem to be a threat to anybody."  Yet Simpson, a convert to Islam, and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, armed with assault rifles and wearing body armor, intended to enter the Curtis Culwell Center northeast of Dallas on Sunday night and slaughter some 200 people inside attending the "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest," including this reporter, according to Garland Police Chief [sic] Joe Harn, who spoke to media Monday [5/4/2015].

The Editor says...
Joe Harn is a really nice guy, but he is the spokesman for the Garland PD, not the chief.

The Anti-Cartoon Jihad Comes To America.  Two gunmen were killed by police Sunday night after they opened fire wounding a security officer at a Texas art competition featuring works depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, a practice that is strictly forbidden in Islam.

Muhammad Cartoon Event Organizer: 'There's a Violent Assault on Free Speech'.  AFDI President Pamela Geller told "Fox and Friends" [5/4/2015] that this shooting is indicative of how vital free speech conferences are.  "The idea that there's a violent war, there's a violent assault on free speech clearly was brought home last night," Geller said.  Geller said that we entered a new era with last night's shooting, remarking that this didn't happen in Paris or Copenhagen — it happened in Texas.  "There is a war on free speech," she said.

Pam Geller: This Is War and the Enemy Among US.  Sunday at a Muhammad Art Exhibit In Garland, TX after two gunmen drove up, opened fire, wounded a security guard and were killed, organizer Pamela Geller was defiant saying, we are at "war," and the enemy is among us.  Geller said, "The idea we are going to bridge our freedom, our most basic inalienable right, in order to not offend savages is egregious.  It is outrageous.  This is a war and the war is here."

The Garland, Texas, Police Show How to Defend the Constitution.  As of the moment I type this column, the available evidence indicates that two men claiming jihadist motivations attacked a Garland, Texas, free-speech event Sunday night but were gunned down by Garland police the instant they opened fire.  A security guard was wounded, and the terrorists are dead.  Ominously, ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts claimed the attackers as "brothers."

Police: Garland cop quickly killed 2 gunmen, 'probably saved lives'.  A quick-thinking Garland police officer shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire at a controversial art exhibit featuring cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, police said Monday.  Police say the two gunmen were armed with assault rifles and wearing body armor when they pulled up to the Curtis Culwell Center shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.  They began shooting almost immediately and wounded an unarmed Garland ISD security guard who was with the officer.  The officer returned fire and killed the gunmen.

CNN: Good Guys With Guns Ended Garland Attack In 15 Seconds.  On May 3 Breitbart News reported that two gunmen approached the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, and began firing.  Their attack was cut down by good guys with guns who were there to stop bad guys. [...] Garland Mayor Douglas Athas said, "The first suspect was shot immediately.  The second suspect was wounded and reached for his backpack.  He was shot again."  And that was it.

What is the American Freedom Defense Initiative?  Its name paints an image of a group dedicated to protecting American ideals.  But critics call it the opposite — an intolerant hate group opposed to freedom of religion.  Now, with two gunmen killed outside one of its events, the American Freedom Defense Initiative is back in the spotlight — once again, surrounded by debate.  Here's what to know about the controversial group: [...]

The Editor says...
It's almost amusing to see CNN paint the AFDI as the hateful troublemakers and homicidal Islam as the victims.  CNN is a media bias self-caricature.

Former terror suspect well known to the FBI is named as one of two gunmen shot dead by cops.  A former terror suspect has been named as one of the gunmen shot dead by police after the two attackers blasted an unarmed security guard in the ankle during an anti-Islam art contest in Texas on Sunday night.  Elton Simpson, 30, who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, and his roommate Nadir Soofi, 34, were armed with assault rifles when they were killed by a quick-thinking traffic officer after opening fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Dallas, at around 7pm.

Gunman outside Muhammad cartoon event identified as suspected militant sympathizer.  Two gunmen, including a man once suspected of seeking to join Islamist militants in Somalia, waited only seconds to open fire on police blocking their way to a cartoon exhibit and contest depicting the prophet Muhammad, authorities said Monday during a widening probe into a suburban shootout near Dallas that left both attackers dead and raised possible links to a homegrown terror plot.

Immunity Zone.  There are probably many pundits who are comforting themselves by thinking:  "I'm not Pamela Geller and therefore I will be safe.  I don't say what she says.  I don't know who she knows."  Therefore this trouble will pass me by.  But the truth is, no one is safe.  Not left-wing artists in Europe nor Nigerian schoolgirls nor high school students in Pakistan.  Not agricultural college kids in Africa nor Yazidis in their remote mountain villages.  Not people working a regular day in Manhattan on bright September days.  No one is safe.

In Garland, We Got Lucky.  Of course he was a convict.  Elton Simpson was the first figure identified in the latest eruption from the Religion of Peace™ — an attempted massacre at an exhibition of anti-Islamist cartoons in suburban Garland, Texas, which ended in the shooting of Simpson and his coconspirator, because Texas is where terrorists go to get out-gunned at an art show.  Simpson and his pal are as dead as a tuna casserole — in Texas, we shoot back.

'We're here to go to Heaven so why not get shot?'.  The former terror suspect shot dead by police on Sunday after he and another gunman stormed an anti-Islam art contest in Texas had said he intended to 'fight to the death' for Allah.  Elton Simpson, 30, and his roommate Nadir Soofi, 24, were killed outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland after a security guard was shot during a controversial competition for the best caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.  Court documents have now revealed that Simpson, who was born in Illinois before moving to Phoenix, Arizona and converting to Islam, was well known to the FBI.

Garland Shooting Suspect Elton Simpson's Father: 'My Son Made a Bad Choice'.  The father of one of the suspected gunmen in the Garland, Texas, shooting told ABC News that his son "made a bad choice."  "We are Americans and we believe in America," Dunston Simpson said Monday.  "What my son did reflects very badly on my family."


Terrence Lavaron Thomas
February 14, 2015

Police: Man stabs two after asking about religious beliefs.  Both of the victims were standing at the bus stop outside of Detroit with the suspect on Saturday [2/14/2015], Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins said. Several people there "engaged in conversation" until the suspect, identified by Hawkins as 39-year-old Terrence Lavaron Thomas, "asked some of the folks there if they were Muslims."  Two of them answered, the chief told The [Washington] Post on Tuesday:  They were not Muslims.  Thomas "was not not happy with that answer," Hawkins said.  Shortly after, "without provocation," Thomas pulled out a 3-inch folding knife "and attacked one of them," Hawkins said.

Man Asks Bus Passengers If They Are Muslims And When They Say No, He Stabs Them.  Incidentally, the Washington Post's headline makes it sound as if a non-Muslim is stabbing Muslims:

        Police: Man stabs two after asking if they are Muslim

People objected to that deliberately-misleading headline, so they've changed it to a slightly different lie:

        Police:  Muslim man stabs two after discussion about religious beliefs

They did not have a "discussion about religious beliefs."  He asked people if they were Muslim and, upon learning they were not, attacked them in accord with the teachings of his religion.

Terror or hate? FBI probes Detroit-area stabbings where Muslim suspect reportedly asked victims' faith.  Detroit police contacted the federal law enforcement agency after Terrence Lavaron Thomas, 39, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder after allegedly attacking two men with a 3-inch blade at a bus stop near a shopping mall on Saturday [2/14/2015].  Both victims suffered stab wounds, and were treated and released from a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  But it was the exchange the suspect allegedly had with his victims, in which he asked if they were Muslim, that has prompted a further investigation.

Michigan Man Stabs Two After Confiming They Were Not Muslim.  A Muslim man in a Detroit suburb Michigan asked two people at a bus stop if they were Muslim.  After they both answered no, some talk ensued, after which he stabbed both of them.  Terrance Lavaton Thomas, 39, who is suspected of the attack, which occurred on Valentine's Day evening, was arrested by police who found him within minutes of the attack walking in the area carrying two knives, one of which was reported to have been used in the attack.  Local reports say that the man did not know the victims previously.  He reportedly made a number of comments about Islam and asked them about their religion just before attacking them.


Christopher Lee Cornell, a/k/a Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah
January 14, 2015

Case Against Capitol Bomb Suspect to Include Classified Evidence.  The trial date for Christopher Cornell, the Ohio man accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol and shoot federal workers as they fled, was postponed Tuesday [2/4/2015] after prosecutors said they intended to use classified evidence.

Ohio Man Arrested for Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot on US Capitol, FBI Says.  The FBI today arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies.  Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of Green Township, was arrested on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, authorities said.

Ohio man, 20, arrested for ISIS-inspired terror plot on the US Capitol.  The FBI today arrested a 20-year-old Ohio man for allegedly plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on the US Capitol.  Christopher Lee Cornell, of Green Township, was taken into custody by federal agents on charges of attempting to kill a government official and possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence, according to a criminal complaint.

Ohio man arrested, charged with Islamic State-inspired bomb plot on U.S. Capitol.  An Ohio man plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol using pipe bombs and rifles, saying he wanted to conduct an attack in solidarity with the Islamic State terrorists the U.S. is fighting in the Middle East, the FBI charged in a criminal complaint Wednesday [1/14/2015].  Christopher Cornell had saved money, researched government buildings in Washington, laid plans to travel to the capital to carry out his attack and on Wednesday bought two M-15 semiautomatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition, prompting police to move in and arrest him.

Ohio Man Charged With Plotting to Bomb U.S. Capitol.  An Ohio man was arrested Wednesday and accused of planning to attack the U.S. Capitol, U.S. officials told NBC News.  But the officials said the man was dealing with an undercover agent the entire time and was never in a position to carry out his plan.  "There was never a danger to the public," an official told NBC News.

The Editor says...
If there was never any danger to the public, why was he arrested?  This sounds like another FBI sting job bordering on entrapment.

FBI Defuses Another Of Its Own Terrorist Plots.  Not only did he just convert to Islam a few months ago (and there's no indication that he ever actually attended the mosque that he claimed to have joined), but the details of the overall story certainly match the pattern of an FBI made up plot.

FBI: Green Township man planned ISIS-inspired terrorist attack on US Capitol.  John Cornell Sr., Cornell's father, said his son converted to Islam only recently.  He said his son didn't discuss his new religion often, and was just a normal kid "who loved video games and was best friends with the family cat."  Cornell Sr. said he noticed his son praying about two months ago.

The man who allegedly plotted to attack U.S. Capitol.  Recently, Cornell converted to Islam, his father said, explaining that he first noticed his son praying about two months ago.  Since then, his son has "found peace in the religion," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cincinnati Man Chris Cornell Arrested In Pipe Bomb Plot, FBI Says.  John Cornell, the father of alleged ISIS pipe bomber Chris Cornell, told CNN that his son was discussing converting to Islam in recent days.  Cornell said he could not recall the Muslim name his son had pondered taking, but noted that it had something to do with "being protected by God."

New details on man who allegedly plotted to bomb U.S. Capitol.  Christopher's family say he had been interested in Islam for several months and it was only recently that he actually converted to Islam.

Latest FBI Claim Of Disrupted Terror Plot Deserves Much Scrutiny and Skepticism.  Family members say Cornell converted to Islam just six months ago and claimed he began attending a small local mosque.  Yet The Cincinnati Enquirer could not find a single person at that mosque who had ever seen him before, and noted that a young, white, recent convert would have been quite conspicuous at a mosque largely populated by "immigrants from West Africa," many of whom "speak little or no English."

Father of Ohio terror suspect defends 'mama's boy'.  Cornell is accused of using cyberspace to plot to assassinate congressional employees and attack the U.S. Capitol for his personal jihad.  He was charged with attempted killing of U.S. government officers and possession of firearms in furtherance of an attempted crime of violence.  Authorities said Cornell began communicating with the informant via Twitter in August, and that they first met in October.  Cornell, using his alias, posted pro-jihadist videos and statements on several Twitter accounts and expressing support for the Islamic State.  "I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything," Cornell wrote in an Aug. 29, 2014, Instant Message online, the FBI alleges.

The Editor says...
The fishiest aspect of this story is that the FBI started watching this fellow in August of last year, but his father says young Mr. Cornell only recently converted to Islam, as in about two months ago.  Did someone from the FBI encourage a hapless dupe to convert to Islam?  Not likely, but the FBI sure latched on to this guy the moment he said something on his Twitter account.  And these days the FBI is in need of success stories which can be injected into the evening news whenever the White House needs a red herring, which is often.

John Boehner explanation for foiled Capitol shooting plot at odds with FBI.  John Boehner said on Thursday that Christopher Cornell, the 20-year old Ohio man arrested for allegedly planning a Capitol Hill shooting spree, had his plot foiled thanks to communications intercepted by US authorities. [...] Yet according to the criminal complaint against Cornell, a secret government informant, not the communications interception covered by Fisa, was the key to the case.

House Speaker John Boehner says controversial government surveillance responsible for uncovering plot to bomb the US Capitol.  House Speaker John Boehner credited a controversial government surveillance program on Thursday [1/15/2015] for helping uncover an alleged plot by an Ohio man to bomb the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials.  'The first thing that strikes me is that we would have never known about this had it not been for the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] program and our ability to collect information on people who pose an imminent threat.'  He addressed the topic during a news conference at a retreat of Republican lawmakers in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


Kosher deli in Paris
January 8, 2015

Obama and the Flippancy of Fools.  Over the last 7 years of the Obama era, Barack Obama and his team have regularly responded to serious questions with flippant responses.  Don't Americans deserve better than the flippancy Obama and his top officials dish out to us? [... For example,] When a man claiming allegiance to ISIS killed four Jews in a deli in Paris in January 2015, Obama dismissed the deliberate targeting of Jews since he said the attack was someone who just "randomly" shot "a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  The facts:  the deli was Jewish, all the victims were Jewish (non-Jewish customers and employees were spared) and the murderer had said he was targeting Jews.  They weren't a bunch of random folks in a deli.

Paris Details Reveal Islamist Gunman Asked Religion Of Hostages Then Killed The Jews.  Obviously President Obama looked like a fool when he proclaimed the victims of the Kosher market killings were just a bunch "of random folks" because he wanted desperately to remain willfully blind and disconnect the hateful ideology of the Islamist killer away from Muslim sensibility.  But the latest revelations of what actually took place inside that market make Obama's foolishness appear even more foolish.

Paris attacks: Coulibaly siege video transcript emerges.  Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a French website says.  He delivers an anti-Semitic rant and shouts "Stand up or I'll kill you" at hostages, according to a transcript obtained by Le Nouvel Observateur.  During the seven-minute video he shoots dead three of his four victims.


Charlie Hebdo
January 7, 2015

Note:  This rapidly-growing subsection may grow into a page of its own.

Related topic:  Obama snubs Paris.

Update:
Morocco-born Charlie Hebdo journalist quits magazine, complains it's afraid to take on radical Islam.  Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui is parting ways with the French satirical magazine because the publication has dulled its attack against Islamic extremism, she said Friday.  Ms. Rhazoui, 35, indicated in a new interview that she believes the magazine lost its edge after two Islamists stormed its Paris office in Jan. 2015 and murdered 12 people, including eight of her colleagues.  Speaking on the eve of the massacre's second anniversary, the journalist described the rampage as a turning point for the magazine, editorially speaking.

Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre survivor:  "We need to stop saying Islam is a religion of peace".  As a secular Muslim, Zineb El Rhazoui is allowed to say in the mainstream what others are excoraited as "anti-Muslim extremists" for saying.  The truth is true no matter who says it, but in today's culture of identity politics, it's truer when coming from racially and culturally approved voices.  [Video clip]

Charlie Hebdo faces 'immiment' attack after publishing image of naked Muslims.  The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has received death threats after it published another controversial front page which has been accused of mocking Muslims.  Commenting on the decision to ban burkas from beaches in Cannes, the latest issue depicts a man and woman with a traditional beard and hijab running naked on the beach with the caption "The reform of Islam:  Muslims loosen up".  The issue was published on Wednesday and the staff received a threat that a new attack was imminent via the magazine's Facebook page, Le Parisien reported.

Kerry Marks Terrorism Anniversary Without Mentioning Terrorism.  Secretary of State John Kerry marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo and Jewish market attacks in Paris without mentioning terrorism.  Saïd and Chérif Kouachi killed 11 people and wounded 11 more at the newsroom of the satirical magazine on Jan. 7, 2015.  Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the massacre.  The cartoonists at the magazine were on their hit lists for drawing Mohammad.  Two days later, the Kouachis' friend Amedy Coulibaly killed four and wounded nine at the Hypercacher kosher market in Porte de Vincennes.  He pledged allegiance to ISIS.  Coulibaly is also believed to have shot and wounded a jogger on Jan. 7, 2015, and shot two people on Jan. 8, killing a policewoman.

The Real Lesson of the Paris Attacks.  [Scroll down]  After the January attacks in Paris, there were large marches through the center of Paris, and the phrase, "Je Suis Charlie," for a moment, seemed to be the hashtag or profile picture of everybody on social media.  But, of course, almost nobody was Charlie, because apart from a lot of people dwelling on Twitter and Facebook under various virtual noms de guerre, very few people were keen to republish any cartoon of Mohammed or make new Mohammed cartoons of their own.  Sadly, a few months after the attacks, the remaining staff members at Charlie Hebdo announced that they were not going to draw Mohammed any more.  No one could blame them:  as well as losing most of their colleagues, it must have been exhausting to be among the only people still exercising a right that everyone else was just pretending to defend on Twitter.

Charlie Hebdo Responds to Paris Terror Attack: A Covert Plea for Guns.  The famed French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published its take on the Paris terror attacks.  It would appear that this particular magazine cover is a clever plea for a French version of the Second Amendment. [...] It's pretty sad that an ultra-leftist magazine is more conservative then Barack Obama.

John Kerry Is a Disgrace.  The top diplomat in the United States just publicly argued that because the victims at Charlie Hebdo had spoken risqué words but the victims at the Bataclan had not, the violence against the former was more comprehensible than the violence against the latter. Has he lost his mind?

John Kerry Justifies Charlie Hebdo Slaughter.  In remarks today [11/17/2015] in Paris, France, Secretary of State John Kerry justified the terror attack earlier this year that targeted the magazine Charlie Hebdo in January.  This latest attack, by contrast, was different, said Kerry.  "In the last days, obviously, that has been particularly put to the test," Kerry said, according to a State Department transcript.  "There's something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that.  There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they're really angry because of this and that.["]

Kerry in Paris: Charlie Hebdo Attack Had 'Rationale' to 'Aggrieve One Particular Sense of Wrong'.  Secretary of State John Kerry told employees at the U.S. Embassy in Paris this morning [11/17/2015] that Friday's attacks were more senseless than the Charlie Hebdo assault because there was some "rationale" for slaughtering the staff of the magazine that drew Mohammad caricatures.

Yemen Al Qaeda Leader Who Claimed Credit for Charlie Hebdo Attack Killed in U.S. Drone Strike.  A senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader who claimed the group's responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the murder of an American hostage during a botched raid in December has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, it was announced Thursday [5/7/2015].

Six PEN Members Decline Gala After Award for Charlie Hebdo.  The decision by PEN American Center to give its annual Freedom of Expression Courage award to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has prompted six writers to withdraw as literary hosts at the group's annual gala on May 5, adding a new twist to the continuing debate over the publication's status as a martyr for free speech.

Murdered Charlie Hebdo Staff Named 'International Islamophobe Of The Year'.  Charlie Hebdo has been named 2015 International Islamophobe of the year, despite many of its staff having been killed by Jihadists in January.  The annual 'award' was given by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a British group that claims to campaign against terrorism.  According to the Muslim website 5Pillars the award was given to Charlie Hebdo because of its "continual stoking of Islamophobic sentiment by caricaturing Muslims as terrorists and ridiculing their beliefs."

Free speech in Britain: Police tracking people who bought Charlie Hebdo.  Wait a minute... wasn't David Cameron at the front of the line for that Paris rally in support of Charlie Hebdo not that long ago?  I'm pretty sure that we were all supposed to be on the same page when it comes to the whole free speech, satire is okay bandwagon.  But if that's the case, why were the British police tracking down the people who bought copies of the magazine when they put out that record setting edition?

Two weeks after Zuckerberg said 'je suis Charlie,' Facebook begins censoring images of prophet Muhammad.  Only two weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a strongly worded #JeSuisCharlie statement on the importance of free speech, Facebook has agreed to censor images of the prophet Muhammad in Turkey — including the very type of image that precipitated the Charlie Hebdo attack.  It's an illustration, perhaps, of how extremely complicated and nuanced issues of online speech really are.  It's also conclusive proof of what many tech critics said of Zuckerberg's free-speech declaration at the time:  Sweeping promises are all well and good, but Facebook's record doesn't entirely back it up.

How France Grew Its Own Terrorists.  In the wake of the massacre of 17 people in Paris last week, some have questioned the role that immigration played in bringing radical Islam to France.  Some are even calling for a moratorium on immigration to France from Muslim countries to avoid further terrorist attacks.  Although it's necessary to look to the history of immigration in France to understand how this happened, it's wrong to think that changes to immigration policy now will make a difference.  The damage has already been done.  The truth is, the men who launched these attacks in the name of Islam were French citizens.  They were born and educated in France.

Niger: Death toll in pro-Islam protests against Charlie Hebdo cartoons mounts.  At least 10 people are feared killed in Niger after scores of pro-Islam protesters took to the streets against the cartoons published by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.  On the second day of the protests on Saturday [1/17/2015], five people were killed.  The victims were either inside churches or bars which were set ablaze by an angry mob.  The previous day, five people were killed in the city of Zinder after Friday prayers.

To Call This Threat by Its Name.  [French Foreign Minister Laurent] Fabius will not describe as "Islamists" the terrorists who on Wednesday, Jan. 7, walked into the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, right in the heart of Paris.  Nor will he use "Islamic State" to describe the radical Sunni group that now controls territory in Syria and Iraq.  No reference can be made to "Islamic fundamentalism," for fear that Islam and Islamism might get conflated.  The terms "Daesh" and "Daesh cutthroats" are to be favored instead, even though in Arabic "Daesh" means the very thing to be hidden:  "Islamic State."  Let us call things by their rightful names, since the French government seems reluctant to do so.

Muslims and Free Speech.  Should there be limits to free speech and expression?  The issue is now on the front burner for intellectual discussion and political decision in Western societies.  This was inevitable following the events after the cold-blooded massacres in Paris at the office of Charlie Hebdo (CH) for images satirizing the Prophet Mohammed.  Millions marched in the streets of Paris and elsewhere in solidarity with and support of CH.  Yet after CH resumed publication and issued another critical cartoon of the Prophet, voices have come from different quarters over the rights and responsibilities of free speech.

34-Year Veteran Jim Clancy Leaves CNN After Controversial Charlie Hebdo Tweets.  Just one week after he engaged in a heated Twitter debate over the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo, CNN international correspondent Jim Clancy announced he is leaving the network after more than 30 years at the network.  In a short note to his CNN colleagues, Clancy did not give a reason for his departure.

Charlie Hebdo Editor Blasts U.S. Outlets For Not Showing Prophet Muhammad Cover.  The editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo on Sunday [1/18/2015] slammed news organizations that refuse to publish the newspaper's controversial cartoons, saying "they insult the citizenship."

Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo lifts print run of current issue to 7 million.  Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine at the center of the recent terror attacks in Paris, has increased the print run for its current issue to 7 million copies, nearly 120 times its usual run.  The magazine, the focus of a brazen January 7 attack in which its editor and several other staffers were killed by Islamist terrorists, normally runs 60,000 copies.

The silence of the sheep.  As France recovers from last week's terrorist attacks against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Western world, including journalists and social media spectators across the political spectrum, are rallying around freedom of speech — even offensive speech.  While they are rightly united in the conviction that objectionable expression should be safe from violent retaliation, it is increasingly clear that the freedom of speech often works only at that bare minimum — protecting us from imprisonment and decapitation by governments, but not from social and economic destruction by our fellow Americans, including government officials.

Seven Churches Burned In Charlie Hebdo Protest.  At least eight churches are set alight as mobs protesting against the Charlie Hebdo magazine leave 10 dead in Niger.

Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots.  Stone-throwing demonstrators set fire to two churches in Niger's capital Niamey on Saturday [1/17/2015], in the latest protest in France's former African colonies at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Charlie Hebdo sells out, already on eBay for $117K.  Copies of the latest issue of controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammed on the cover are selling for as much as 100,000 euros ($117,839) on eBay after the initial 3 million print run sold out within minutes.  Pictures from across France showed long lines of customers waiting to get their hands on a copy of the "survivors' edition" — the first issue of the magazine published since the fatal Paris attacks by Islamist gunmen.

Of Course It Is Islam.  It is settled:  The Paris terror attacks had almost nothing to do with Islam.  If there is any doubt about this, consider that on the one hand, you have the chilling new tape of the Charlie Hebdo attackers declaring, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad," and on the other, you have the tortured reassurances of White House spokesman Josh Earnest.  Which are you going to believe?

Ron Paul Institute: Charlie Hebdo Attack A "False Flag" Just Like 9/11.  The article has been deleted (Hi Rand!) but you can still see it via Google cache.  Obviously someone at the Ron Paul institute realized how looney this appears — but not before it was widely read and shared.

Assimilation?  Never heard of it.
French Muslim Students Yell "Allahu Akbar," Dishonor Moment Of Silence For Charlie Hebdo Victims.  Throughout many schools in France, Muslim students refused to comply with a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.  While some spoke obnoxiously loudly during the 60 second period, others yelled "Allahu Akbar!" or "God is great."  In another incident, a group of young Muslims dishonored the moment of silence, telling their teacher, "You reap what you sow," the Washington Post reports.

How's America's Rail Security Doing?  Are we ready for a nefarious terrorist attack on our train and transit lines? [...] On Tuesday, an estimated 150 New York Fire Department personnel responded to a three-alarm fire at Penn Station that started before 2:30 a.m.  Two firefighters suffered injuries battling the Big Apple blaze, which was initially deemed "suspicious" and then "accidental."  Worth noting:  A militant ISIS sympathizer published multiple threats on Twitter a few hours before the fire, warning that "tomorrow New York will burn" and predicting a "3:00 a.m. bomb."

Radical Imam Anjem Choudary Calls Charlie Hebdo Front Page 'Act Of War'.  Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has called the latest front cover of Charlie Hebdo an "act of war" against Muslims.  The magazine features Mohammed crying and holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign, with the headline roughly translating to "Everything is forgiven".  But Choudary was unimpressed with the offering from the remaining staff at Charlie Hebdo claiming it was "ridiculing" Mohammed.  He said the magazine was attacking the Muslim leader's personality, and that publishing it was "extremely serious".

France Arrests 54 for Defending Terror; Newspaper Sells Out.  Charlie Hebdo's defiant new issue sold out before dawn Wednesday around Paris, with some scuffles at kiosks over dwindling copies of the satirical paper fronting the Prophet Muhammad.

Montreal Paper Includes "Draw Mohammed" Connect-The-Dots Picture.  In response to the massacre of the staff of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the French-language Canadian newspaper Le Journal Montréal included a connect-the-dot picture of "Mohammed" in today's issue so that its readers can "draw" their very own Mohammed cartoon.

Islamic State launches social media campaign to capitalize on Paris attacks.  The Islamic State terrorist group has launched a big social media campaign to try to capitalize on the Paris massacre.  The group, known also by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS, is calling on jihadists to kill more Westerners and to celebrate the lives of the three Muslims who slaughtered 17 innocent civilians and police on a rampage that began on Jan. 7.

Al Qaeda Claims Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Report Says.  An al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine that killed 12 people, claiming the murders were in response to "blasphemy."

In America "Je suis Charlie" devolving to "Stand with the Prophet".  'World leaders' who responded like sharks to chum at the "Je suis Charlie" mass rally in Paris on Sunday soon returned to their offices to carry on with what they always do:  forging the same lax immigration policies that allow the barbarians to get in through the gates and patently ignoring the inevitability of the next Islamic terrorist attack.  But before leaving Paris they had firmly planted in the minds of the throngs what they thought would live on as an indelible picture:  World leaders and especially Western ones care — really care — about the horror of Islamist terrorism, even while still telling the great unwashed that only Islamaphobes identify Islamist terrorism as Islamist terrorism.

A Triumph of Terrorism.  Unfortunately, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, its military-style execution, the escape of the assassins, and their blazing end in a shootout Friday was a triumph of terrorism not seen since 9/11.  Unlike the Boston Marathon bombing where the Tsarnaevs did not know or care whom they maimed or killed, the attack on Charlie Hebdo by the Kouachi brothers was purposeful and targeted terrorism.  And like a flash of lightning in the dark, it exposed the moral contradictions and confusion of the West.

Afghanistan rally hails Charlie Hebdo attackers as 'heroes'.  Hundreds in southern Afghanistan rallied to praise the killing of 12 people at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling the two gunmen "heroes" who meted out punishment for cartoons disrespectful to Islam's prophet, officials said Saturday [1/10/2015].

Turkish president accuses 'the West' of being behind Charlie Hebdo attacks.  The President of Turkey has suggested French security forces are to blame for the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, since the culprits had recently served prison sentences.  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused the West of 'playing games with the Islamic world', warning fellow Muslims to be 'aware'.  Erdoğan said Muslims are 'paying the price' for the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish kosher supermarket in Paris last week.

Blaming Bush never gets old, apparently.
Dem Sen. Murphy to Maddow: Blame Bush for Radicalization of Hebdo Terrorists.  "We Blame George W. Bush" is a recurring category in James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" column at the Wall Street Journal.  The meme mocks the penchant of progressives to blame the former president for everything under the sun.  The phenomenon was illustrated in an ugly way on last night's [1/12/2015] Rachel Maddow Show.

As If On Cue.  The blood wasn't yet dry in the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo before progressives started with the moral equivalences between Islamofascists and people in the United State who dare defy their orthodoxy of the left. [...] Freedom of speech, the "spark" that lit off the attack on the French satirical newspaper, is under assault from the progressive left even more so than it is Islamofascists.  While extremist Muslims seek to forbid any criticism of Islam, the American left seeks to forbid any language, discussion or dissention that criticizes anything deemed progressive.

Largest Islamic Body in the World Calls for More Anti-Free Speech Laws in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attack.  The OIC is comprised of the 57 Muslim-majority nations and the Palestinian Authority.  They are the largest bloc at the UN, and when they meet on the head-of-state level, they literally speak for the Muslim world.  So it is noteworthy that after the Charlie Hebdo attack, [Ufuk] Gokcen is now calling for more implementation of the OIC-sponsored UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 and the follow-up Rabat Plan of Action that would criminalize the very type of speech that Charlie Hebdo engaged in[.]

Paris Jihad Attacks: Muslim Terrorists Filmed the Murders with GoPro Cameras.  This is an Islamic pattern.  Devout Muslims film the most heinous savagery in the cause of Islam and use the film as a recruitment tool.  Jihad porn.  They get off on slaughter.

The problem is within Islam itself.  [E]ven before the broken bodies of the French cartoonists had been removed from the scene, apologists on the American political left were taking to cameras and keyboards to make sure the apparent greater crime of political incorrectness was not perpetrated.  CNN pundit Sally Kohn sent out a barrage of politically correct tweets that repackaged the foolish charge made years ago by fellow left-winger Rosie O'Donnell that, "radical Christianity is just as dangerous as radical Islam."  You can be forgiven for struggling to remember the last time monks with suicide belts stormed a mall food court or a group of knife-wielding nuns beheaded an infidel before mass.

Paris's Muslim Suburbs Blame Jews for Charlie.  Mehdi Boular, 24, who said he was married with two children, and two of his friends, did not attend Sunday's rally.  "We're Muslims," Boular said.  "They might have killed us if we'd gone."  But even though the flags of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia were flying at the rally in Place de la République and Muslims were well represented among the marchers Sunday, Boular said the attacks in Paris were part of a plot masterminded by Jewish conspirators.

We think the Paris terrorists were offended by Charlie Hebdo's satire.  What if we're wrong?  Here's a theory.  Terrorists aren't offended by cartoons.  Not even cartoons that satirise the Prophet Muhammad.  They don't care about satire.  For all I know they may not even care about the Prophet Muhammad.  Instead, they merely pretend to be offended by cartoons, in order to give themselves a pretext to commit murder.  Murder so horrifying, on a pretext so unWestern, that non-Muslims — blinded by grief and rage — turn on Muslims.  Blame them.  Persecute them.  Burn their book, attack their mosques, threaten them in the street, demand their expulsion from Western societies.  Actions that, in turn, scare Western Muslims, isolate them, alienate them.  And thus drive some of them to support — and even become — terrorists.

Paris massacre is proof of Islamist threat to Europe.  The very existence of free speech, one of the foundations of our civilisation, is now under unprecedented threat from Islamic extremism.  Yesterday's massacre at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left ten journalists and two police officers dead, was not just another atrocity perpetrated by Muslim fanatics.  It was also a profound attack on the principles of liberty and democracy that are meant to lie at the heart of our society.  We cannot allow the murderous zealots to intimidate us into silence through their monstrous campaign of assassination.

Charlie Hebdo plans print run of up to 3 million for next issue, with Muhammad on cover.  Muhammad will be back on the cover of the next edition of Charlie Hebdo, along with a message of forgiveness from surviving staffers at the French satirical magazine where 12 people were killed last week by a pair of Islamist brothers angered over the publication's penchant for showing images of the prophet.

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Here is the cover of Charlie Hebdo's next issue.

The terrorists won last week.  As a conservative, I don't like gratuitous mockery of religion, any religion.  That's not to say I think all blasphemies are equally offensive.  For instance, I think most satire of Christianity is particularly cowardly and lame precisely because Christians are such a safe target.  Also, after centuries of tolerance for satire of Christianity, opportunities for cleverness or originality are few and far between.  Mockery of Islam, meanwhile, whether in good taste or not, is dangerous and therefore also courageous even when stupid.  In a world where Muslim extremists weren't killing people for such things, I'd be against publishing such material (not as matter of law, but editorial judgment).  But we don't live in that world.  And the slaughter in Paris only makes that more of a reality.

"It's not racial profiling. It's logical deduction".  Although the Paris terrorist attack by Islamists has not been linked to any mosque, the historical record is dotted with similar attacks that have such links, including the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan that killed 13 and wounded 31 as the self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouted "Allahu Akhbar" (God is great) in a manner similar to the Paris attackers.  Hasan's nearly two dozen messages to al-Qaida terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki, once a spiritual leader at a mosque in suburban Virginia where Hasan worshipped, put Hasan on the radar of authorities who, tragically, did not heed the warning signs.  Thinking of mosques as potential hotbeds of the Islamist fanaticism that can fuel terrorist attacks isn't politically correct, yet it's happened.

Lib Pols and Media Are Just Plain Cowards.  Anyone with a brain in their head knows that the killers who attacked the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris were Muslims.  Whether they were fanatics or not, the killers believe they are Muslim when they commit acts of violence while shouting 'Allahu Akbar' to avenge slights against their prophet Mohammed.  Cowardly politicians, however, and the craven media refuse to call a spade a spade and consequently encourage these acts of savagery against civilization.

Trump: Paris Proves 'When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns'.  In the wake of the January 7 armed terrorist attack in Paris, real estate tycoon and social commentator Donald Trump said the attack proved the truth of the maxim, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."  Breitbart News previously reported that three men armed with AK-47s charged into Charlie Hebdo headquarters on January 7 and opened fire, killing 12 persons — including two police officers.  They wounded up to 11 more.

USA Today column: Why did France allow satirists to attack Mohammed?  USA Today caused a stir last night when they published a column from Anjem Choudary, whom they describe as "a radical Muslim cleric" from London specializing in shari'a law.  Earlier in the day, the Financial Times attracted a raft of criticism for publishing a column that insinuated that Charlie Hebdo's staff brought on their massacre themselves, but Choudary doesn't even bother with a sop to free speech, which he dismisses as a non-Islamic concept.  Instead, Choudary blames France for not protecting "the sanctity of a Prophet," and says we should not expect anything else other than murder from Muslims when that doesn't happen.

Does The Obama Administration Have a Strategy to Fight Islamic Terrorism?  As the terror attacks in Paris continue to unfold, many are asking how the United States has prepared to prevent similar attacks from happening on American soil.  Does the Obama administration have a clear strategy about how to fight the war on Islamic terror?  The answer seems to be no.  "We have no strategy," General Jack Keane said during an interview on Fox News Friday morning.  "They have not defined the enemy in terms of radical Islam."

Don't Be Deceived by the Reaction to Charlie Hebdo Massacre — Our Media Are Cowards.  In the wake of today's massacre in Paris, there has already been a lot of preening about journalistic bravery.  Much of it has come from people who, it can be shown, don't have the guts to work in Charlie Hebdo's newsroom.  Preening about free speech may be reassuring at times like this, but what we need are apologies from those who haven't done enough to defend free speech, as well as a real desire to hold those journalists and politicians who have undermined free speech accountable.

Internal CNN memo: 'We are not at this time showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons'.  CNN is not showing detailed images of cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo magazine that could be viewed as offensive to Muslims, CNN senior editorial director Richard Griffiths said in a message sent to CNN staff Wednesday afternoon [1/7/2015].

US, world must adapt to new face of terror, get serious about security.  The Paris massacre is just another example of the new normal in the West.  It's radical Muslim extremists attacking civilians — either randomly or in revenge for alleged insults to Islam — all in the name of religion.  A lone gunman opened fire in the Canadian Parliament.  A fanatic self-styled radical imam gunned downed people in an Australian coffee shop.  A recent Muslim convert gunned down and beheaded co-workers in Oklahoma.  Now initial reports indicate that two or three black-hooded terrorists stormed a Paris satirical publication in an organized attack and massacred over a dozen journalists.  The magazine had published a cartoon making fun of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  The terrorists shouted, "The Prophet has been avenged."

Liberal Dhimmitude: 12 Signs You're Part of the Problem.  Dhimmi literally means "protected person," and the term was originally applied to non-Muslims who capitulated willingly to Islamic expansionism between 638 and 1683, and who lived in Muslim countries as craven second-class citizens.  A bit like the French in World War Two.  But with the latest maniac squad gun massacre in Paris this week, it's hard to argue that our Islamic overlords are looking out for our best interests.

Gen. Thomas McInerney on Paris attack: 'Political correctness is killing us'.  Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney had a blunt assessment of the terror attacks that killed at least 12 in Paris on Wednesday, telling a Fox News audience that a major driver of the violence was that those in positions of leadership refused to face the realities of radicalized Islam.  "Political correctness is killing us," he told "Fox & Friends," adding that the nation's leaders needed to wake up to the dangers of the religion in order to keep America safe.

United against terrorism, 50 world leaders march with millions in France; But not Obama.  More than 50 world leaders journeyed to Paris to join French President Francois Hollande in the bold street march, likely the largest in French history, against terrorism and for freedom of speech.  They included, arm-in-arm, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas.  Leaders from Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Mali and Jordan also dropped everything to attend, as did French Muslim leaders.  "Paris is today the capital of the world," Hollande declared.  Demonstrating the style of absentee international leadership his countrymen have come to expect, U.S. President Obama remained holed up in the White House Sunday.

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Obama White House can't admit Paris attacks 'Islamic terrorism'.  They shouted in Arabic "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is Greatest) and "We are avenging the Prophet Mohammed" as they sprayed their victims with hundreds of bullets from their semi-automatic weapons.  Their "victims" were the top editorial cartoonists of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, who had dared to practice their right of free speech.  Their offense?  Publishing cartoons deemed "offensive" by Muslim leaders around the world.  The perpetrators?  Islamic terrorists.  Yet in the immediate hours after the murders in Paris, the response from western leaders was scurrilously predictable in their refusal to describe the attack as an "Islamic terrorist attack."

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The Blame For the Charlie Hebdo Murders.  The murders today in Paris are not a result of France's failure to assimilate two generations of Muslim immigrants from its former colonies. [...] They are only the latest blows delivered by an ideology that has sought to achieve power through terror for decades.  It's the same ideology that sent Salman Rushdie into hiding for a decade under a death sentence for writing a novel, then killed his Japanese translator and tried to kill his Italian translator and Norwegian publisher.  The ideology that murdered three thousand people in the U.S. on September 11, 2001.  The one that butchered Theo van Gogh in the streets of Amsterdam, in 2004, for making a film.  The one that has brought mass rape and slaughter to the cities and deserts of Syria and Iraq.  That massacred a hundred and thirty-two children and thirteen adults in a school in Peshawar last month.  That regularly kills so many Nigerians, especially young ones, that hardly anyone pays attention.

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New York Times: With A Dozen Parisians Dead, MUSLIMS Hit Hardest.  A dozen people may have been murdered by Islamic terrorists in Paris Wednesday morning, but The New York Times can't help but note the real tragedy behind the shooting: the growth of Islamophobia.

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American Left: The Paris Attacks Aren't About Islam.  Let's begin with former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, who intoned that the Charlie Hebdo shooters are "about as Muslim as I am" on MSNBC's Morning Joe:  [Video clip]  Kindly ignore the shouts of "Allahu Akbar" and professions of "avenging the prophet."  That's cult talk, and it has nothing to do with Islam, Dean says.

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Why It's So Hard for Obama to Call Terrorism Terrorism.  Notwithstanding the incontrovertible, seemingly undeniable evidence that the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris was a terrorist attack, the Obama White House initially engaged in its maddening practice of refusing to state the obvious for fear of offending Muslims.  As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper reports, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest insisted on labeling as "an act of violence" the murder of a dozen people by Allahu-Akbar!-screaming gunmen.  When CNN pointed out that French President Francois Hollande had, without hesitation, described the atrocity as an "act of terrorism," Earnest spluttered that "if based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too" — but he declined to draw that conclusion.

Flashback: WH Condemned Judgement of 'Deeply Offensive' Charlie Hebdo.  On September 19, 2012 at the White House daily press briefing then press secretary Jay Carney condemned the judgement of Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing "deeply offensive," anti-Islamic cartoons.  Partial transcript as follows: [...]

Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states.  A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block.  France has Europe's largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.

White House couldn't be sure at first if Paris bloodshed was a 'terrorist attack'.  White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest initially responded to the horrific attack in Paris on Wednesday like an automaton.  In an appearance on CNN at 8:45 a.m. ET, Earnest robotically began by condemning this episode of "violence" and touting the efforts of the administration to counter the impression that Islam is a violent ideology — a staple of all Western counterterror campaigns since September 12, 2001.  "You keep using the word violence," CNN anchor Chris Cuomo interjected.  "This is an act of terrorism."

Charlie Hebdo Suspects Were on U.S. No-Fly List 'for Years': Official.  Said Kouachi, one of the two brothers being sought by French authorities in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine, traveled to Yemen in 2011 to be trained by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Thursday [1/8/2015].  The training lasted for several months, one of the officials said.

Massive Muslim Immigration Was Mad, French Learning.  Immigration into Europe has a lot to do with terrorism.  The French, sadly, have just been reminded of that fact the hard way.  And a great many years too late.

Video: Shep Smith Not OK with Calling Paris Attackers Muslims.  Fox News anchor Shepard Smith went on an editorial rant against those rushing to judgment and suggesting that the terrorists who massacred twelve people at Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday [1/7/2015] might be — gasp — Muslims. [...] It's not Catholic, it's not Jewish, it's not Mormon, it's not 7th Day Adventist, it's not Buddhist.  No one in the intelligence community is running around Paris today looking in Baptist churches for these terrorists or checking their connections to the local Jehovah's Witness community.  The terrorists are Muslim, by their own definition.  Who is Shep Smith to define what Islam is for these jihadi terrorists, who self-identify as Muslims?  Or who is President Obama, who has said the Islamic state is not Islamic, to tell anyone one else what the parameters of their religion must be?

Col. Ralph Peters: The Terrorists Who Attacked Newspaper Today Are The Ones Who Feinstein Doesn't Want to Waterboard.  Fox News strategic analyst Col. Ralph Peters reacted to Wednesday's Paris terror attack by calling it an attack on freedom of the press.  Peters also criticized Senator Dianne Feinstein by saying that the terrorists that committed the attacks are the ones that the Senator is not willing to waterboard.  The attack on the headquarters of the satirical publication, 'Charlie Hebdo', left at least 12 dead and many more injured.  [Video clip]

Attackers at French newspaper seen as trained Islamist fighters.  The black-clad gunmen who stormed the Paris office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday [1/7/2015] spoke perfect French and acted like trained Islamist commandos, shooting victims in an apparently well-prepared attack.  While police have yet to catch or identify the attackers or explain their motives, amateur video shows at least one shouting "Allahu Akbar", Arabic for "God is Greatest", after the attack and saying they had "avenged the Prophet Mohammad".

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The Magazine Cover the Terrorists Didn't Want You to See.  The cover features a depiction of the Muslim prophet Muhammad (the issue's supposed guest editor) with this tagline: "100 lashes if you are not dying of laughter."

Which News Orgs are Refusing to Publish the Muhammed Cartoons Today?  Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray and Ellie Hall are keeping a running list of which organizations are censoring the Charlie Hebdo images which two jihadists today — and a significant portion of the Muslim world when the images first appeared — judged to be crimes worthy of death.

Charlie Hebdo massacre: how the West will respond.  Here's what will happen next.  1. French authorities will urge the public not to jump to any unhelpful conclusions about the identity and motivation of the killers.  2. Politicians, police chiefs and mainstream media reports will urge restraint over what is clearly an inexplicable rogue incident which may have nothing whatsoever to do with the Religion of Peace.  3. Extensive — and largely fruitless — efforts will be made to find Muslim community leaders prepared to speak out against the incident, in the unlikely event that it proves that the killers may have had Islamist sympathies.  4. Liberal commentators will take pains to draw a distinction between Islamism and Islam, noting that the former is a malign perversion of the latter which (apparently) explicitly forbids the murder of innocents.

Josh Earnest: Muslim Leaders Must Explain That Islam Is a 'Peaceful Religion'.  Moments ago [1/7/2015], White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered the administration's take on how terrorist attacks like the one in Paris today can be prevented in the future: [...]

Howard Dean: Don't Call Paris Shooters 'Muslim Terrorists'.  Howard Dean — that celebrated scholar of Islam — has weighed in on today's murderous rampage in Paris, declaring that he refuses to call the shooters in this and similar cases "Muslim terrorists."  According to Dean, the disregard for the lives of others that these terrorists display "is not what the Koran says."  Dean's denial of the obvious puts him in the company of many liberals, most notably including President Obama, who after the beheading of James Foley declared that ISIS "speaks for no religion."  [Video clip]

How President Obama sold out Charlie Hebdo.  Two years ago, a crude video against Islam was used as pretext by Islamists in various countries for riots and violence.  Though that same video had nothing to do with the coordinated attack on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, resulting in the assassination of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others, the administration claimed it did.  The administration even rewrote talking points to blame an imaginary protest against the video as leading to those deaths.  Not long after, President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations.  Among good things he said, he also had this to say about people who mock Islam, such as the brave, now martyred, journalists at the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo:  ["]The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.["]


Man Haron Monis, Sydney, Australia
December 15, 2014

'Known Wolf' Syndrome: Sydney Hostage-Taker Is Yet Another Case.  With the hostage situation resolved [...] and the release of the name of the hostage taker, Iranian-born Islamic cleric Man Monis aka Shiekh Haron, this seems to be yet another case of what I termed here at PJ Media several weeks ago as "Known Wolf Syndrome."  In that article, following two separate terror attacks in Canada in which the suspects were already well-known to authorities, I noted that in the U.S., too, in many of the domestic terrorism cases the culprits had already been identified to law enforcement as problems.

The Plague Of Radical Islam Strikes Again, In Sydney.  [Man Haron Monis] repaid his Australian hosts with a long criminal record including sexual attacks and charges of being an accomplice in stabbing and setting afire his ex-wife last year.  He sent crank letters to the families of fallen Australian soldiers until a court ordered him to stop.  His attack, in fact, was eerily similar to a 1990 attack in Berkeley, Calif., when another deranged Iranian, Mehrdad Dashti, after a string of criminal acts, took about 16 people hostage and forced his perversions on them, declaring himself a "devout" Muslim to justify his acts.  Monis was the same kind of unhinged individual, with a failed past and personal demons.  But it doesn't mean he's not part of the ongoing Islamic war on terror against the West.  In fact, he's its latest tool and tactic.

Sydney Hostage Taker Told Obama to Stop Hiding his Religion.  The interesting thing here is that Sheikh Haron viewed Obama as a Muslim who was hiding his religion based on his background.  There hasn't been much talk about this, but considering that Obama had a Muslim father and stepfather, many Muslims would view him as a Muslim and have varying views of his motives.

Aussie Leader: Siege Gunman Dropped Off Watch List.  A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday [12/17/2014].

Sydney hostage crisis: Coming to a theater near you, America.  The violent conclusion to Monday's Australian hostage taking terrorist siege was inevitable.  The terrorist Man Haron Monis was killed as the Sydney police S.W.A.T. team stormed the café where he was holed up.  Even though two hostages were killed in the raid, the Sydney police had no choice but to act.  After a siege lasting nearly 17 hours, police had good reason to believe that the self-anointed "Sheik" Haron Monis was going to make good on his threat to detonate the bombs he claimed to have unless his demands were met.

Making Bail.  The main question I would have had for Sydney siege perpetrator Man Haron Monis [...] was where he got the money to make bail and hire his lawyers.  He was up on 40 sexual sexual assault charges.  Fifty, if you believe the Washington Post.  That's not counting charges of using the mail to commit crimes.

Lindt café refused to be Halal certified.  I'm glad Lindt café didn't bow to the political correctness clown show and switch just because Muslims may have demanded it.

Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf on Sydney Attack: "We Don't Know Who This Is And What Their Motivation Is".  David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy magazine talks about "taking a step back" on drawing conclusions from a hostage situation in a cafe in Sydney, Australia where the perpetrator has raised a black flag that reads, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of God" in the store's window.  "I do think we need to take a step back," Rothkopf said on Monday's [12/15/2014] broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe.  "We don't know who this is, we don't know what their motivation is."

The Editor says...
You don't know his motivation because you don't have your eyes open.

MSNBC Host: 'Too Early To Tell' If Man Asking For ISIS Flag Was Motivated By Islam.  Despite the Sydney, Australia hostage-taker displaying a flag reading in Arabic, "There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God," despite his being a self-proclaimed sheikh and despite his demand that police give him an ISIS flag, MSNBC "The Rundown" host José Diaz-Balart wondered if Iranian-born Man Haron Monis is motivated by Islam at all.

Sydney Hostage-Taker Revealed As Muslim Cleric, 'Sexual Healer' with Criminal Past.  A man who has been holed up in a Sydney cafe after taking dozens of citizens hostage has been identified as Man Haron Monis.  He has also been described by followers as "Sheikh Haron" or "Ayatollah Manteghi."  Haron was born in Iran but had recently moved to Bexley North in the south of Sydney, Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Funeral Directors Refuse Body Of Sydney Terrorist.  The body of the lone terrorist behind the attack on the Sydney, Man Haron Monis, is unlikely be receive a proper burial after Muslim funderal directors said his body should either be thrown in the sea or "chucked in the bloody [out]house".  So far no-one has claimed the 50-year-old's body, meaning that he would have a state funded funeral but this would be contingent on them finding a company willing to do it.


Saudi National with (no?) explosives in his car invades Fort Sam Houston
November 23, 2014

He had explosives in his car.
Saudi National Detained At Fort Sam Houston, Explosives Found In Vehicle.  Military officials told KCEN-TV that the man that drove through the gate at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio was a Saudi National and that explosive materials were found in the vehicle.

No he didn't.
College Student Held After Fort Sam Houston Lockdown.  Officials at the military installation in San Antonio said Monday they were investigating how the student's private vehicle got through security late Sunday afternoon.  502nd Air Base Wing spokesman Alex Delgado said the male student is not in the service.  The vehicle did not contain any explosives or weapons, he said.

Yes he did.
College student detained in Fort Sam Houston lockdown, had no explosives in car.  Alex Delgado, a 502nd Air Base Wing spokesman, said early Monday that officials would not release the student's name, race, age or other identifying information, but said he attends or attended a "local" college.  The driver of the vehicle was detained for questioning and released.  No other passengers were in the vehicle, the release stated.  Two Joint Base San Antonio officials — Delgado and Todd White, director of public affairs — told the San Antonio Express-News on Monday [11/24/2014] that officials did not find explosives or weapons in the man's vehicle Sunday night, contrary to some media reports that indicated the man was a "Saudi national" with explosives in his car.

Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post.  The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV.  Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody.

Saudi National Detained at Fort Sam Houston.  According to Military Officials, the man that drove through the gate at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio was a Saudi National.  Military officials say explosive materials were reportedly found in his car.  The unidentified man was taken into custody and officials are still trying to determine his motive.  Military officials are not calling this an attempted terrorist attack.


The hatchet-wielding New York "Muslim warrior," Zale Thompson
October 23, 2014

The Lone-Wolf Canard.  Since Thursday afternoon, newscasters have incessantly told us that the late and unlamented Zale Thompson was a "lone wolf."  Thompson was the 32-year-old Muslim from Queens who attacked four New York City police officers with a hatchet on Thursday, breaking one's arm and critically wounding another with a gash to the head.  Reading off the familiar script, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton insisted that "nothing we know at this time would indicate" a connection to terrorism.  This, despite Thompson's Facebook page on which he portrayed himself as a mujahed warrior superimposed on Koranic verses and called for "guerilla warfare" against the United States.

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror.  A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday [10/24/2014].

Bratton: Hatchet Attack on Cops Was a Lone Wolf "Act of Terror".  A man who assaulted a group of NYPD officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead committed "an act of terror," the city's top cop said Friday [10/24/2014].  "We at this time believe that he acted alone," Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday.  "We would describe him as self-radicalized. We would describe him as self-directed in his activities."

Man Attacks NYPD Officers with Hatchet Unprovoked.  NBC News, citing law enforcement sources, reported the Facebook page belongs to Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old resident of Queens.  The report describes the profile picture of his Facebook page as appearing to be "a Muslim warrior."  Thompson allegedly attacked four recent graduates of the NYPD Police academy unprovoked with a hatchet on Thursday [10/23/2014], leaving one officer in critical condition.

Hatchet-wielding man shot dead by NYPD cops in Queens; police eye possible terrorism motive.  A man armed with a hatchet who attacked a group of rookie cops on a Queens street, critically injuring one, was shot dead by the officers on Thursday afternoon, and a female bystander was hit by an errant round.  Police are investigating the possibility that the attacker killed on a rainswept shopping corridor, identified by police sources as Zale Thompson, 32, had links to terrorism.  A Zale Thompson on Facebook is pictured wearing a keffiyeh and had a recent terrorism-related conversation with one of his Facebook friends, according to a police source.


Hit-and-run driver Martin Rouleau-Couture
October 20, 2014

Hit-and-Run That Killed Canadian Soldier Is Called Terrorist Attack.  A hit-and-run car crash that killed one soldier and injured another this week was a terrorist attack, Canadian politicians, police and military commanders all suggested Tuesday [10/21/2014], saying it had resulted from another Canadian's turn to radical Islam.  But little had emerged about why the man driving the car, Martin Rouleau-Couture, became radicalized last year or ran over the two soldiers at a strip mall in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on Monday [10/20/2014].

Canadian soldier dies after apparent hit-and-run terror attack; 1 other injured.  A Canadian soldier who died in a hit-and-run Monday was apparently targeted in a terror attack, authorities said Tuesday [10/21/2014].  Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman David Falls told reporters that the suspect, who was shot and killed by police following the incident, "was known to federal authorities" who "were concerned that he had become radicalized," The Associated Press reported.


The Ottawa shootings:  Michael Zehaf-Bibeau
October 20, 2014

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks.  Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers — one killed a soldier in Quebec and the other killed Cirillo in Ottawa, before they themselves were shot dead — but Canadians worried about the parallels between them.

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That's right, they have no connection at all — except Islam.

Peace With Islam in Our Time.  Abdallah Bulgasem Zehaf-Bibeau, the crackhead turned Jihadist spawned by the mating of a Canadian immigration official and a Libyan Muslim Jihadist, just wanted peace.  He told a co-worker, "There can't be world peace until there's only Muslims."  Then he tried to usher in peace, the Islamic way, by opening fire near the Canadian parliament.

Police say Ottawa gunman was not being monitored.  The man police said carried out the shooting here Wednesday arrived in the city less than three weeks earlier so that he could get a passport and fly to Syria.  However, in a sign of how difficult it can be to determine who may pose a threat, police said Thursday [10/23/2014] that Zehaf-Bibeau was not one of the roughly 90 "high-risk travelers" the authorities have been monitoring because they are suspected of wanting to join extremists fighting overseas.

Homegrown terror strikes next door in Canada.  Weeks after ISIS called for lone-wolf attacks by any means necessary in allied countries including Canada, a gunman Wednesday shot a guard in the back at Canada's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Minutes later that gunman or an accomplice entered the main building of Parliament in Ottawa.  A prolonged gunfight ensued and the gunman was killed. [...] Police later identified the dead gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam formerly known as Michael Joseph Hall, with a long record of drug and robbery offenses.

New details emerge on Canada shooting suspect.  [Scroll down]  The attack started just steps away at Canada's war memorial.  That's where police say the suspect shot a soldier standing guard, at point blank range.  Law enforcement and U.S. government sources told CBS News the suspect calls himself Michael Abdul Zehaf-Bibeau and was born in Quebec in 1982.  He is from British Columbia and recently converted to Islam.

Canadian PM Calls Attacker 'Terrorist,' Vows 'We Will Not be Intimidated'.  Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week's multiple assaults "a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world."  Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa.  Minutes later, a gunman opened fire inside the halls of parliament before he was shot to death by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vicker.

Canadian Parliament Attack.  Armed persons have attacked Ottawa, shooting a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial and attempting to enter Parliament.  The attack in parliament was apparently stopped by the quick action of the sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, formerly of the RCMP.  Vickers shot the assailant in front of a room where MPs where sheltering.  Some vowed in gratitude that "he will never pay for a drink again."

Canada's PM Says Shooting Rampage Was Terrorism.  Canadian police conceded Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau was the lone gunman, the second attack in three days in what the prime minister described as terrorism.

Parliament shooter reportedly a recent convert to Islam.  A gunman who reportedly was a recent convert to Islam launched an attack Wednesday in Ottawa, killing one soldier guarding a war memorial before barging into the capital city's Parliament amid a hail of gunfire and spawning increased vigilance in Washington and Ottawa, where officials wondered how he managed to get into the government building armed.  The Canadian soldier, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was the second killed in three days in an attack by a young Muslim convert.  A hit-and-run that left one soldier dead and another injured Monday [10/20/2014] has been deemed a terrorist attack by Canadian officials.

Suspected killer in Ottawa shootings had a disturbing side.  Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small-time criminal — a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable.

'Hero' Canadian sergeant-at-arms, 58, who shot dead terrorist Zehaf-Bibeau had not exchanged gunfire in thirty years.  Just moments after he gunned down Canadian Parliament shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, heroic sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers was seen calmly walking through the halls, gun in hand.  The 58-year-old RCMP veteran has been hailed a hero after putting a swift stop to the attacker's hail of gunfire after he shot dead a soldier and then stormed the building on Wednesday morning [10/22/2014].


The Oklahoma Beheader
September 25, 2014

Update:

Another mental exam ordered for Oklahoma beheading suspect.  A judge in Oklahoma has refused to accept a guilty plea from a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in 2014.

Ruling delayed on man's plea; admits to beheading co-worker.  A judge has delayed a ruling on whether to accept the guilty plea of a Moore man who has admitted beheading a co-worker and says he wants the death penalty.

Muslim convert 'who beheaded female colleague at Oklahoma food plant' to stand trial for first-degree murder.  A man accused of beheading a co-worker with a large butcher knife at an Oklahoma food processing plant must stand trial for first-degree murder, a judge ruled on Friday [1/8/2016].

Alton Nolen Trial: Oklahoma Seeks to Determine Competency of Islamic Beheading Suspect.  A judge must decide if a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in suburban Oklahoma City is competent to contribute to his own defense on a first-degree murder charge.

To stop the next US beheading.  The signs were all there, glaring, waiting to be seen.  The predisposition to violence, time spent in prison, emotionally unstable Web postings.  Alton Nolen, the alleged perp in last week's horrible beheading in Oklahoma, was no aberration.  If anything, he was a ticking time bomb with a short fuse.  His firing from Vaughn Foods was simply the catalyst that seemingly tripped the trigger in his mind to move from jihadi thoughts to violent action:  One small switch, one perceived slight and he was gone — doing what he had seen ISIS members do, beheading innocents.  Several radical Islamist groups had recently urged American "lone wolves" to act in the name of Allah and attack innocents wherever they could.  Nolen evidently decided to heed the call.

Workplace beheadings.  On Tuesday, Alton Nolen was charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a female worker at an Oklahoma food-processing plant.  Prosecutors tie the killing to his recent suspension from the plant and discount any link to Islamic terrorism.  For the FBI, too, it's just a case of "workplace violence."  Yet, according to police, Nolen had become a fervent Islamic proselytizer.  His Facebook page was inundated with passages from the Koran, signed "From a Muslim," near pictures of Osama bin Laden.  Could this be another case of see-no-evil?

Obama Has Said Quite Enough.  One would think that the beheading of a woman on American soil would warrant some sort of comment from the President Obama.  At the very minimum, he could offer a few kind words.  As of this writing, he has not said word one about it.  His silence speaks volumes.  After all, the beheading of Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, by a former co-worker at Vaughan Foods who had recently converted to Islam occurred only weeks after the beheading of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in Syria.

Moore, Oklahoma Beheading: When Political Correctness Trumps Common Sense.  Was the decapitation last month of Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, workplace violence or an act of terrorism?  It was both, but if a category is necessary, it was clearly an act of terrorism, inspired by ISIS — the radical Islamist organization that is terrorizing much of the Middle East, and which, just days before, encouraged "lone wolf" terrorists to engage in decapitations.  Yet on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Scott Pelley had the first major television interview with FBI Director James Comey, and failed to ask him that very question that has been the topic of so much discussion.

Oklahoma Muslims receive special praise from White House officials.  Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday [10/4/2014].  Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it's been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

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It's been a tough month for Muslims in Oklahoma, they say.  But at least none of the Oklahoma Muslims had their heads chopped off.  Who's the victim here?

Man Who Attended Okla. Beheading Suspect's Mosque Reveals Radical Teachings.  A man who says he went to the same mosque as the Oklahoma beheading suspect revealed shocking new information tonight on "The Kelly File."  The former mosque member, identified only as "Noor," discussed his experience at Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which beheading suspect Alton Nolen attended.  "I observed the teachings of Islam [... ] to the public, the mosque will not promote terrorism or any kind of radical acts, but when they're among friends and congregants only, they will promote the true teachings of Islam, which include the offer to non-Muslims — the choice rather that you must convert, live under Islamic rule, or be fought against.  Jihad, for the sake of Allah."

7 Reasons Why the Oklahoma Beheading Has Everything to Do with Islam.  A convert to Islam who named himself Jah'Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while trying to behead another on September 26 at his place of work, Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma.  Despite the numerous indications that Yisrael was inspired to choose his manner of murder and to carry it out by his immersion in Islam, authorities profess to be puzzled as to why he did it, or at least certain that his actions had nothing to do with that most misunderstood of religions, Islam.

Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: "Not a Religious Act, Race-Related.  [Alton] Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon.  At a press conference this morning [9/30/2014], Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook page.

Call Oklahoma beheading what it is: Terrorism.  Colleen Hufford, 54, was beheaded by Alton Nolen during a surprise attack at a Vaughan Foods plant in Oklahoma last week, according to police.  Thankfully, before the terrorist — yes, terrorist — could behead another victim, Traci Johnson, he was shot by the company's CEO, Mark Vaughan, who is also a deputy sheriff.  The terrorist survived. Hufford, a wife, mother, and grandmother, did not.  Her husband of 25 years was outside Vaughan Foods that afternoon, waiting to pick her up as he did every day, when he learned she was the victim of a terrorist attack.  It was a terrorist attack, and everyone knows it.  Why won't the government say so?

Omar Gonzalez vs. Alton Nolen.  In virtually every report, Nolen is described as the "alleged" or "accused" "suspect" of an office place beheading.  He's never described as "Muslim Alton Nolen" or "Islamic extremist Alton Nolen."  And that's probably right.  But why is Omar Gonzalez not afforded the same standard?

Oklahoma beheading suspect described as "a little odd".  A spokesman for an Oklahoma City Islamic group says a man accused of beheading one woman and attacking another at a food processing plant from which he was fired was seen as "a little odd" and "a little weird" by those who attended the same mosque he did.  Saad Mohammed, director of information for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, said Saturday that Alton Nolen began worshipping at one of the group's mosques in May and that he has seen him there several times since.

Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Wanted to Spread Message of Islam.  Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said he expects to charge Nolen on Tuesday with first-degree murder in Thursday's killing of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb.

Obama Staff On Oklahoma Beheading: "We Just Can't Catch A Break Around Here.".  A woman loses her life in a horrific act of terrorism while doing nothing more unusual than showing up for work, and Obama White House staff see the tragedy only through the narrow prism of their own diminished political fortunes.

Thanks To Islam And Political Correctness: Beheading Hits the Heartland.  [Scroll down]  Nobody will run for office if they sense their life will be destroyed for merely advocating that we resist Mohammedan throat-cutters' building and running Islamic military training academies (mosques) among us. The best way to survive the attempt to behead you is to forestall it, pre-empt it, undertake a constant Crusade against followers of Mohammed and drive them from our midst.  It's going to be a long slug but we have no other option if we intend to prevail.

Boston Imam: We suffer 'double hurt'.  Atrocities by ISIS terrorists and a report attempting to link an Oklahoma beheading at a food plant to the Islamic Institute of Boston had the founder of the Hub religious center telling the Herald yesterday it's a "double hurt" for his faith.  "Our situation is very bad," said Imam Talal Eid.  "Every time the word ISIS is mentioned, and it's mentioned hundreds of times, Islam is being pushed into the middle of that.  They are abusing Islam.  They are not Islam."

CAIR Oklahoma Calls Muslim Terrorist "Gentleman," Jihad Attack "Unfortunate Incident".  CAIR Oklahoma's own radical past deserves careful attention now that an Oklahoma Muslim convert massacred a middle aged co-worker.  The Muslim organization defends Hamas, anti-white bigotry, as evidence from its tweets.

Melissa Harris-Perry and Guests: Islam Not Relevant to Oklahoma Beheading.  MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry hosted a roundtable discussion last week which eventually turned to the topic of the beheading of a woman in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday.  Harris-Perry and her guests Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad argues that it was merely a case of workplace violence to which Islam had no particular connection.  "It is a story that I read as a workplace violence," Harris-Perry said to open the topic.

Former Imam of Oklahoma Beheader's Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading.  The former imam of the Oklahoma City mosque attended by beheading suspect Alton Nolen apologized this week to ISIS for previously criticizing the group.  Suhaib Webb is currently the imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, which is part of the same entity under the same ownership as the Islamic Society of Boston, where Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worshipped.  Webb spoke alongside the late al-Qaida senior operative Anwar al-Awlaki at a Sept. 9, 2001 fundraiser for an Islamic radical who killed two police officers, according to FBI surveillance documents.

Sanitizing terror, part II: Backlash mounting over refusal to call OKC beheading what it is.  On Friday, what was reportedly a disgruntled former employee of a food processing facility decided to take his frustrations out on his coworkers.  He killed one, according to initial reports, and wounded another before being incapacitated by the gun-carrying company's owner.  But as more details emerged, the more an ominous pattern began to emerge.  Some have begun to determine that they are again being lied to in service to the ignoble mission of defining terrorism down.

White House 'Not Going to Get ahead' of Motive Investigation in Oklahoma Beheading.  Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken told Fox News this morning that "we don't know" if the beheading of a woman by a Muslim co-worker in Oklahoma last week was terrorism.  Alton Nolen, 30, a recent convert to Islam, reportedly tried to convince co-workers at the Vaughn Food processing plant in Moore, Okla, to convert before last week's murder.  His Facebook page was under the name Jah'Keem Yisrael and included images of jihadists and Quran citations. [...] Members of Congress have been relatively quiet about the murder; neither of Oklahoma's GOP senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, have issued statements about the attack.

The Jihad Origins Of The Oklahoma Beheader's Hamas Mosque.  At first, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) had denied knowing or being familiar with alleged beheader Jah'Keem Yisrael, nee Alton Nolen. When pictures emerged of Jah'Keem praying at the mosque on his Facebook page, the mosque's story radically changed.

NBC Silent on Oklahoma Beheader's Islamic Radicalism.  In the Middle East, beheading is pretty much de rigueur, a favorite home video subject and a hallmark of the Islamic State.  Thankfully in America, beheadings are rare — the horrifying work of serial killers or Mexican drug lords.  So when a beheading occurred Thursday at a food plant in Moore, Oklahoma, reasonable people wondered if there was a connection to Islam.  There was.

NBC Silent on Oklahoma Beheader's Islamic Radicalism.  In NBC's sole report on the incident on the Friday "Nightly News," host Brian Williams didn't mention Islam.  Segueing from a report on ISIS that, ironically, mentioned beheadings, Williams said "The FBI is investigating an absolutely awful attack in our country."  Williams went on:  ["]Police say a man who was fired yesterday from a food processing plant went on a rampage there beheading a co-worker then repeatedly stabbing another before a company executive who happens to be reserve deputy in the area shot and subdued him.  The suspect is expected to survive his wounds and face multiple charges.["]  So as far as NBC viewers know, Nolan could be a Methodist, a devotee of Wicca or an atheist.

America's First ISIS-Inspired Attack.  Was Muslim convert Alton Nolen, who allegedly beheaded co-worker Colleen Hufford and stabbed another woman in Oklahoma on Sept. 25, inspired by ISIS, the Islamist group that rules large parts of Syria and Iraq?  (ISIS is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIL, Islamic State, and Da'esh.)  Law enforcement and the media have, as usual, distanced the attack from Islam and terrorism, implying the alleged crime is an example of "workplace violence" due to Nolen's recent firing from Vaughan Foods.

Muslim leaders play victim in Oklahoma beheading.  Colleen Hufford of Moore Oklahoma may be dead, but the real victims are Muslims, or so we are being asked to believe.  In fact, according to the Imam of the Islamic Institute of Boston, Islam suffers a "double hurt."  And here I thought Ms. Hufford had it bad.  The imam should know, after all, it was his Institute's "resident scholar" who was reportedly the former imam of the Oklahoma mosque attended by Alton Alexander Nolen, aka Jah'Keem Yisrael, who wielded the knife separating Ms. H's head from her body.  And the leadership of that Oklahoma mosque agree that they are the ones facing difficulty now that Ms. Hufford is consigned to the fate an infidel suffers after death.

Jah'Keem Yisrael and Protecting Muslim Sensibilities.  In Moore, Oklahoma a Muslim convert shouting Islamic utterances, on a rampage following getting fired, expressed his displeasure by beheading an innocent woman in a meatpacking plant.  This wasn't Jihadi John in Syria, or south of the border where drug cartels remove heads with great regularity; this took place late afternoon in Oklahoma.  And as shocking as a woman being beheaded in broad daylight is, what's more horrifying is the fact that after she arrived in the morning in one piece and left in the afternoon zipped into a body bag, as usual the politically correct types seem to be more concerned with protecting Muslim sensibilities than acknowledging bloody jihad.

Muslim Convert Beheads Woman in Oklahoma Terror Atrocity.  The Islamic jihad in America continues.

The Name Game that enables terrorism.  American authorities dug deep down in the bag of subterfuge when they called the act of terrorism that claimed the lives of 13 innocents, injuring more than 30 others in Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009 'workplace violence'.  The Obama administration allowed the term to stand and it is being dragged out again for the act of terror that took the life of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, on Thursday.  While American authorities working in the Obama regime call the terrorist acts in Fort Hood and the brutal slaughter of Colleen Hufford "workplace violence", senior ISIS spokesman Abu Muhamad [al] Adnani calls them "lone wolf attacks" inside the U.S. and the countries of its allies".

More Information Emerging About Oklahoma Terrorist.  Both authorities in More [sic], Oklahoma, and legions of social media watchers have been busy ferreting out information on the man accused of stabbing and beheading Colleen Hufford, a 54-year-old grandmother, at a food distribution warehouse.  The picture that is emerging of Alton Noel, who took the Islamic name Jah'Keem Yisrael, is of a violent criminal with no history of mental illness, who converted to Islam in prison and wished to bring Sharia law to America.

Childhood Friend of Alton 'Jah'Keem Yisrael' Nolen 'Not Surprised' By Beheading.  Alton Nolen, the suspect in the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma this week, grew up in a rough neighborhood in the small town of Idabel, and was filled with anger and resentment, according to a friend from the neighborhood.  Nolen "always had a temper" and a tendency toward violence, says Kenneth Tucker, a former Army reservist, corrections officer, and cop, currently working the oil fields in Oklahoma, who was friends with the suspect growing up.  Tucker was "not surprised" to learn of the violent attack.  "I knew that he had a temper," says Tucker.

Oklahoma Beheader Linked to Al Qaeda Leader Awlaki, Boston Bomber's Mosque.  Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen — the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned.  Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Oklahoma beheading: FBI probing suspect's recent conversion to Islam.  Nolen was apparently attacking employees at random, authorities said.  The motive for the attack is unclear, but FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they were assisting the Moore Police Department in investigating Nolen's background and whether his recent conversion to Islam was somehow linked to the crime.

Critics blast authorities for treating beheading as case of workplace violence.  Authorities are treating Thursday's beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center as an incident of workplace violence but that is prompting raised eyebrows among some terrorism experts.  The FBI is investigating the incident in which fired employee Alton Nolen, 30, allegedly attacked Colleen Hufford, 54, stabbing her several times before severing her head.  Nolen also stabbed another women [sic] at the plant.

Report: Murder Suspect Alton Nolen Shouted Islamic Phrases During Beheading.  In response to FBI Probing Whether 'Islam Is Somehow Linked' To Beheading In Oklahoma:  A few more details via the NY Post about the — ahem — "workplace violence" incident in Moore, Oklahoma, Thursday.  Alton Nolen, the "disgruntled, fired factory worker" who beheaded the female employee, Thursday, reportedly used a 10-inch work knife to do the job, according to law enforcement sources.

Girl, 11, shoots man attacking mother in southeast Oklahoma City.  An 11-year-old girl was called a hero by neighbors Wednesday after she used a handgun to shoot a man who was attacking her mother.  About 4 a.m. Tuesday [9/23/2014], Oklahoma City police were called to a home at 3308 SE 89 and found Brandy Moreno, who said she was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Leo Henry.

Oklahoma beheading: Attacker had just been fired from food company, police said.  [Scroll down]  Nolen stormed out of the human resources office, located in a separate building on the southeast side of the property, got in his car and drove the short distance to the processing plant's main warehouse building, striking another vehicle along the way, police said.  He entered the warehouse.  There he encountered Colleen Hufford, a 54-year-old grandmother, who last year lost her home in the May 20 Moore tornado.

Police: Beheading a 'Terror Event'.  On Friday one woman was beheaded and another was brutally stabbed at their workplace, Vaughan Foods based in Moore, Oklahoma.  The suspect is a man who had allegedly converted to radical Islam.  The incident is being considered a "terror event" by local police, Breitbart Texas has learned.  "It absolutely was a terror event," Moore Police Department Public Affairs Officer Jeremy Lewis told Breitbart Texas.  "What is a terror event?  Something that causes terror.  This caused terror."

Oklahoma beheading suspect regains consciousness, interviewed by police.  Police in Oklahoma said Saturday they've interviewed the man who allegedly beheaded a 54-year-old woman at his former workplace.  Nolen, 30, was shot inside the Vaughn Food processing plant but regained consciousness in the hospital, said Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore police department.  Nolen was interviewed Friday in the hospital; police haven't revealed what was said.  Police expect him to be released and moved to a jail by early next week, Lewis said.

Breaking: Beheading Suspect Alton Nolen/Jah'Keem Yisrael Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women.  [Scroll down]  The [McCurtain] Gazette reports that Nolen has a long history with the local police department.  He has been arrested at least 10 times by Idabel police between 2004 and 2009, on "allegations ranging from assault, burglary, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, and larceny," among other unlisted charges.  Nolan's classmates state that he converted to Islam while in prison in 2011.  Records indicate he was incarcerated for, among other things, assaulting a police officer.

Alton Nolen's Facebook Page Depicted Beheading a Month Before Release from Probation.  Alton Nolen, the man authorities believe is responsible for a brutal beheading in Moore, Oklahoma Thursday [9/25/2014], posted an image which seemed to justify beheading on his Facebook page earlier this year.  Nolen posted on Facebook under the name Jah'Keem Yisrael.  Over the past year, most of his posts deal with Islam.

Religion of Peace Update.  Oklahoma got a dose of peace yesterday, when Alton Nolen, apparently a Muslim convert, beheaded a co-worker at the food company where he worked.  He attacked a second woman and would have killed her too, except that the company's COO has a gun and knows how to use it.

Suspect in OK food plant murder beheads coworker.  The suspect in a fatal workplace stabbing at a food distribution center beheaded one of his victims, police said.  He was shot and subdued while apparently trying to kill another.  Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis confirmed Colleen Hufford, 54, was stabbed and found dead at the scene when police arrived at Vaughan Foods on Thursday afternoon [9/25/2014].  Police recovered the knife used in the attack on both victims.  The suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, had been fired earlier that day and randomly selected people to target.  Police interviews with employees determined he had recently had been "trying to convert some of his coworkers to the Muslim religion," Lewis said.

Oklahoma Beheading: Have Our Prisons Become Jihad Factories?  We don't know details yet of the murder of a woman at Vaughan Foods — an Oklahoma distribution center — by a co-worker, but we do know that it was a beheading and we do know the alleged suspect — Alton Nolen, 30 — was a new convert to Islam.  We also know that other workers at Vaughan say the suspect had tried to convert them to that religion.  Some MSM outlets are emphasizing that the suspect was recently fired (it's workplace violence, doncha know?), but the number of firings that lead to revenge beheadings is minuscule.  In fact, I don't know of any previous.  But we don't have to look too far back, not more than a day or two, to find a popular motivation for beheadings in general — jihad.

Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam.  [Scroll down]  Authorities say it appears Nolen was attacking employees at random.  Johnson is in stable condition at a local hospital, recovering from her injuries.  The FBI is now looking into Nolen's background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after converting to the religion himself.  Lewis says the FBI is working in conjunction with the Moore Police Department, especially when it comes to the religious aspect of the case.  At this time, it is not known if the suspect's beliefs played a role in the attack.

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Huh?  How could it be more obvious that "the suspect's beliefs played a role in the attack" ??

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace.  While questioning the suspect's co-workers, nvestigators learned he had recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam, [Police Sgt. Jeremy] Lewis said.


Oklahoma Beheader II

Wife of Oklahoma Terrorism Suspect Starts 'GoFundMe' Account to Free Her Husband.  The wife of Jacob Muriithi, the 30-year-old Oklahoma City man who was arrested for allegedly threatening to behead his coworker last week, has created a GoFundMe account to free her husband — who she claims is not a Muslim but a devoted Catholic.  The page created by Hollie Muriithi has requested ten thousand dollars in donations and insists Jacob is innocent.

Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens to Behead Coworker; Claims He Represents ISIS.  Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a Muslim from Kenya, was arrested after he threatened to behead a coworker at the Bellevue Nursing Home.  Muriithi told the coworker he "represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians."

2nd Oklahoma man threatened to behead coworker, police say.  A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to behead a co-worker — less than 20 miles from where Alton Alexander Nolen is accused of beheading a co-worker the day before.  Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint.  His bail is set at $1 million, The Oklahoman reported.

'Bizarre coincidence': Another Oklahoma Muslim threatened co-worker with beheading last week.  ISIS may have called on Muslims the world over to attack Americans (and the "filthy French"), but when two Muslims in Oklahoma act on that call using beheading (or the threat thereof) as their method, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City's daily newspaper, calls it a "bizarre coincidence."



The murder of Brendan Tevlin
June 25, 2014

College Student Murdered in New Jersey by Suspected Domestic Terrorism Jihadist.  The mainstream media has neglected to report this story.  I wonder why.

Where's the outrage over a killing by a self-professed jihadist?  Then at a press conference, the police said the killing was "targeted."  That was a loaded word. [...] The killer, according to the court documents, says that Tevlin's death was "a just kill."  An act of vengeance and retaliation for U.S military action in the Middle East.  "All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government.  So a life for a life" said the devout Muslim.  So that's what the police meant when they said he was "targeted."

ISIS Demands That Muslims in America Commit Domestic Terrorism.  How long will it be before Muslim inside the USA begin to perpetrate acts of domestic terror?  We don't have to wait.  It is already happening.  A homegrown terrorist Muslim in New Jersey has confessed that the murders he committed were for jihad.  Many more are on the way.

Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a 'just kill': report.  A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a "just kill," Fox News has revealed.  Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend's house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked up [to] his car and fired 10 rounds, striking him eight times.

Why is the Brendan Tevlin murder so underreported?  On June 25, 2014, 19 year-old Brendan Tevlin hopped into his car to return home after spending the evening at a friend's house.  Minutes later, Ali Muhammad Brown approached the vehicle as it was stopped at a red light and fired ten rounds into the car, killing Brendan.  Originally, the teen's murder was labeled an attempted robbery, allowing the media to remain silent.  Now, court documents have revealed that Brown's motivation for killing Tevlin had less to do with thievery, and more to do with America's pushback against Jihadist terrorism in the Middle East.

Act of Jihad in America? Radio Host Says Teen's Murder Was 'Domestic Terrorism'.  There's growing outrage that a possible act of jihad in the United States is being ignored.  19-year-old Brendan Tevlin was shot to death in New Jersey in late June.  Authorities later charged Ali Muhammad Brown with murder.  After his arrest, Brown said his motive was revenge for U.S. actions in the Middle East.  This led to New York-area radio host Todd Pettengill sounding off on what he sees as an act of domestic terrorism.

Jihadist Serial Killer? Ho Hum!  If a jihadist were going around the United States committing random murders, you might think it would be a significant news story.  But apparently not:  until this morning, I had never heard of Ali Muhammad Brown, a "devout Muslim" who murdered at least four random American men as an act of Islamic jihad.  The story has actually been around for a while; [an] article from a local paper in New Jersey is dated August 21, and the murders occurred well before then: [...] One might think that a serial killer who committed four murders (that we know of) in the name of Islam would be a significant news story, and, to be sure, a few outlets have covered it.


Malaysian Flight 370
March 15, 2014

MH370 was likely a mass murder-suicide by pilot.  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was likely steered into the sea intentionally, by its own captain, in a pre-planned mass murder-suicide, a new report reveals.  In an exclusive story posted online Friday [7/22/2016], New York magazine says that the plane's captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, "conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances."  The story cites as its source a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation.

MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final FlightNew York [Magazine] has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane's captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances.  The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide.

The Not-So-Mysterious Disappearance of News about Malaysian Flight 370.  Like many of you, I have read and watched "news" reports about Malaysian flight 370 (MH370) ad nauseum.  And I have been especially struck by (and concerned by) what has not been reported.  For example:  did you know that the pilot of MH370 was Muslim?  Did you know that the copilot was Muslim?  Did you know that the captain of MH370 was a fervent supporter of Muslim political activist Anwar Ibrahim?  Did you know that Captain Shah was (is?) related to a son-in-law of Ibrahim's?  Did you know that Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy (a crime in Malaysia) only hours before flight 370 took off?  Did you know that Captain Shah probably attended that sodomy trial and heard the verdict?  Did you know that Ibrahim purportedly has ties to the "Muslim Brotherhood?"  (Please keep in mind that I am not trying to imply any conclusions regarding the fate of MH370 — I am merely stating facts).  If you are aware of those things, then congratulations, you are ahead of the curve — most folks don't have a clue.  And that is just the way the MSM would like to keep it.

Doomed airliner pilot was political fanatic.  An image has emerged of the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet wearing a T-shirt with a 'Democracy is Dead' slogan as it has been revealed he could have hijacked the plane in an anti-government protest.  Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a father-of-three, was said to be a 'fanatical' supporter of the country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim — jailed for homosexuality just hours before the jet disappeared.  It has also been revealed that the pilot's wife and three children moved out of the family home the day before the plane went missing.

Malaysia Flight 370 pilot's friend says he was in 'no state of mind to be flying'.  Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was reportedly crushed that his wife had decided to move out and was also having problems with another woman with whom he was romantically involved, according to a friend, who is also a pilot.

MH370 search: Pilot Zaharie Shah named as 'chief suspect' by Malaysian investigators.  Malaysia's criminal investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 has identified the plane's pilot as its prime suspect, it has been reported.  While the official results of the inquiry are yet to be published, details have been passed on to foreign governments and crash investigators, according to the Sunday Times.  They revealed that after detectives carried out 170 interviews and profiled all of the 239 people on board the Boeing 777 when it vanished on 8 March, Captain Zaharie Shah was left as the most likely perpetrator if deliberate human action is to blame.

Who Gagged the Search for MH370?  During the early weeks, any scrap of information, no matter how dubious or transient, became fodder for what was probably the most fevered manifestation of the 24-hour news cycle that we've ever seen. [...] However, after two months of wall-to-wall coverage it became clear that the gallery of experts faced the same problem as the actual investigators and all of the journalists:  there was too little hard information to sustain the narrative.  Increasingly desperate efforts to hold television audiences by flashing up the "breaking news" alert undermined the credibility of that device.


Silicon Valley, California,
April 16, 2013

Low Tech Terror on the Grid.  In short, this was a terrorist attack.  It's important to determine whether it was perpetrated by home-grown terrorists or by terrorists infiltrated from overseas.  If overseas terrorist groups mounted this sort of attack, it would be more likely to prove to be a rehearsal of a larger attack to come later.  Domestic terrorists don't operate on that large a scale, at least so far.  There have been no arrests in the case.  The FBI says that the attack wasn't the work of terrorists.  Jon Wellinghoff, who was chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at the time of the attack, disagrees.

Snipers' attack on Silicon Valley power stations a 'preparation for an act of war'.  A group of individuals with sniper rifles disabled 17 giant transformers in Silicon Valley in April — an attack labeled as "the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred."  No one has been charged with the April 16 [2013] attack on PG&E Corp.'s PCG Metcalf transmission substation, which suffered almost a month's work of damage, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Details emerge of sniper attack on power station.  The attack reportedly started when at least one person entered an underground vault to cut telephone cables, and attackers fired more than 100 shots into Pacific Gas & Electric's Metcalf transmission substation, knocking out 17 transformers.  Electric officials were able to avert a blackout, but it took 27 days to repair the damage.

Ex-official: Attack on Silicon Valley power grid was 'terrorism'.  Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday [2/5/2014] an April attack on Silicon Valley's phone lines and power grid was terrorism — despite repeated FBI statements that it had found no indications to back that up.

Attack on a California Transformer Could Have Been Dress Rehearsal for Terror Attack on Power Grid.  An attack on California electrical transformers in April is believed by some to be a practice round for a terrorist attack on the U.S. power grid.  The coordinated attack began outside of Silicon Valley where attackers cut telephone wires at 1 a.m. on April 16, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Wichita, Kansas
December 13, 2013

Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport.  A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday [12/13/2013] with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.  The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita.  In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives.

Authorities thwart suicide bombing by Islamic extremist flight technician.  Terry Lee Loewen, 58, was arrested on Friday morning [12/13/2013] at Mid-Continent regional airport in Wichita, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, after being thwarted by an undercover FBI investigation.  Grissom said Loewen planned to drive a car that he believed was full of explosives into a terminal at the airport and trigger the device in a suicide mission.

US man held over Kansas 'suicide bomb plot'.  Terry Lee Loewen, 58, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.  Mr Loewen, an aviation technician, does not appear to have been affiliated with any religious group, police said.

The Editor says...
The police set up a sting operation to catch this guy, which must have taken weeks; thus they are aware of his motives.

Would-be Wichita bomber Terry Lee Loewen inspired by al Qaeda magazine, Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki.  You'd never know it from the Justice Department press release, but the "homegrown violent extremist" charged with planning a suicide attack against a Kansas airport decided to carry out the attack after studying the writings of the late al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki.  "Lone wolves — homegrown violent extremists remain a very serious threat to our nation's security," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Kaste.  Terry Lee Loewen, 58, the man charged with trying to bomb Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, is no Timothy McVeigh.  He's only "homegrown" in the sense that he's from the United States; the inspiration for the attack came from sources such as, well, Inspire — "I like to stay informed," he allegedly wrote to explain why he reads al Qaeda's magazine, according to the criminal complaint.

Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Dreamed of Jihad.  His family knew he had recently become a Muslim, but otherwise he seemed the same laid-back, warmhearted guy who had grown up in a good home with loving parents and who was himself a good father.


Woolwich (London)
May 22, 2013

'Soldier beheaded' in 'Islamist terror attack' oustide barracks in Woolwich.  Two suspected terrorists were shot by armed police after attacking a pedestrian, believed to be a soldier, with a machete-style knife close to military barracks in an 'Islamist attack'.

'We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you'.  Clutching a bloodied meat cleaver, the man suspected of executing a soldier on a crowded street declared:  'you and your kids will be next'.  In a chilling rant captured on camera, the knife-wielding man declared:  'The only reason we have killed this man today is because Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers.'

Woolwich terror suspect revealed as Muslim convert known to MI5.  Michael Adebolaj, 28, had reportedly been looked at during probes into extremism in recent years — and was also known to hate preachers Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri.  Tonight [5/23/2013] the soldier was named as Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.  Meanwhile a man and woman, both 29, were today arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in relation to the terror attack.

Will the West Wake Up?  Both murderers were wounded by police.  One was photographed and recorded.  His message:  "There are many, many (verses) throughout the Quran that says we must fight them as they fight us.  An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.  I apologize that women had to witness this today, but in our land women have to see the same.  Your people will never be safe."  According to ITV, one murderer, hands dripping blood, ranted, "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you."  Both killers are Muslim converts of African descent, and both are British born.

Networks' Evening Shows Don't Name Islam in London Terror Attack.  What does a murderous jihadist terrorist have to do to get some recognition for his cause?  You hack a British soldier to death in broad daylight on a London street while shouting "Allahu akbar" and then "swear by the almighty Allah" that you'll never stop fighting, and the U.S. broadcast networks still can't bring themselves to utter a word about Islam.  True, the ABC CBS and NBC evening broadcasts called the attack "terrorism," but for all the information they gave viewers, the attackers might have been Basque separatists or animal rights zealots.

The manhood of the West.  This incident illustrates, if nothing else, the endpoint of the social engineering of the West.  It has been remarkably effective.  From a certain point of view, the British crowd behaved perfectly and this is the way "they" all want us to behave.  The populace sheltered in place, didn't do anything rash, talked to the perpetrators as people.  They waited for the police to come and the hospital helicopter to take the corpse away.

Jihad Butchery in London and the Big Islamic Lie.  The two attackers were both of Nigerian descent and apparently "known" to British security services.  One assailant, whose explanatory statements were recorded on video, was later identified as Michael Adebolajo, nom de jihadist "Mujahid," "holy warrior."  Adebolajo was an acquaintance of Anjem Choudary, the prominent London jihadist ideologue, who characterized the Nigerian Christian's conversion to Islam (some 10 years ago) in mainstream Islamic parlance as a "reversion" to the "primordial" monotheistic faith — i.e., the Muslim creed.  Choudary also emphasized Adebolajo's devotion to Koranic memorization, along with his restrained, pleasant, "normal" demeanor.

The London Terror Attack Was More Than 'Unforgivable'.  How many ignored warnings does it take?  That is one question that should hang over Britain after the horror of the daytime murder of a British soldier on the streets of south London.  On Wednesday afternoon, Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich by two men wielding large knives and shouting "Allahu akbar" — God is great.  Islamists have been saying for years they would do this.  They have planned to do it.  And now they have done it.

Why did British bystanders watch a soldier get hacked to death?  The recent attack on a British soldier by assassins wielding meat cleavers while bystanders looked on raises the question:  "Why didn't anyone try to help the victim?"  Because British citizens are prohibited from carrying objects that could be used as "offensive weapons."  While it is well known that Brits cannot carry guns, a lesser known law prohibits any subject of the Queen from carrying a knife of consequence, pepper spray or a stun gun.

London Police Took 20 Min to Respond to Muslim Beheading, But Quickly Arrest 85-Year-Old British Woman for Islamophobia.  Witnesses claim it took London police 20 minutes to show up and stop the two Muslim killers.  The official police narrative is something like 9 minutes for the unarmed police and 14 minutes for the armed police.  But when it comes to something truly serious, like protecting Muslims from elderly British women, then the coppers were on the case.

The Inevitable Decline of Great Britain.  [Scroll down]  The idea of policemen in one of the world's major cities "wait[ing] helplessly for armed officers to arrive," while murderers parade up and down the street soaked in blood and the body of a half-beheaded soldier lies in the street, is almost unbelievable.  And yet that is the state of law enforcement in Great Britain.  The average American household is better armed than a London policeman, and as a result, it was left to a few women from the crowd of bystanders to try to deal with cleaver-wielding murderers.

What Spurred Woolwich Attacks? What Difference At This Point Does It Make?  None at all, to the head-in-the-sand (or elsewhere) US media.  According to Newsbusters, the US media are bending themselves into pretzels to keep from having to connect two killers who brutally murdered a British soldier while they shouted "Allahu Ackbar!" to Islamism, jihad or anything else that might illuminate their motives.

British Take to Streets to Protest Barbaric Woolwich Beheading.  After the brutal and barbaric murder of an off-duty soldier in Woolwich on Wednesday, Britons took to the street to protest in a massive rally led by the controversial English Defence League.  EDL leader Tommy Robinson told the rally in Newcastle, "We cannot allow this soldier's death to be in vain.  We are the only ones who dare say it.  When did the truth become hate speech?"  Nearly 2,000 people showed up to the rally.

Jumping to conclusions.  The Independent deepens the mystery by reporting that "French President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker, who escaped, was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier in the La Defense shopping area."  Jumping to conclusions apparently is something that has very serious consequences, as the very same Independent reports that two men were arrested for "allegedly making offensive comments on Twitter about the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich.  Complaints were made to police about comments that appeared on the social networking website, which were of an allegedly racist or anti-religious nature."

Hacking A Soldier To Death In Name Of Peaceful Islam.  On Wednesday, drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, a man who had served Queen and country honorably in the hell of Helmand province in Afghanistan, emerged from his barracks on Wellington Street, named after the Duke thereof, in southeast London.  Minutes later, he was hacked to death in broad daylight and in full view of onlookers by two men with machetes who crowed "Allahu Akbar!" as they dumped his carcass in the middle of the street like so much roadkill.

Muslim hate-preacher: Beheaded British soldier will 'burn in hellfire'.  A British hate-preacher has been caught on camera saying the soldier beheaded in a London street last month will "burn in hellfire."  Anjem Choudary — an extremist accused of inspiring other outbreaks of terror — shockingly claimed Lee Rigby, 25, would be tortured in hell for not being Muslim.

The web of extremism surrounding Woolwich terror suspects.  A powerful web of Islamic radicals and terror convicts sits behind the two men believed to have executed Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, it emerged today. [...] These apparent connections have come to light since the British Muslims were arrested on suspicion of hacking Drummer Rigby to death in broad daylight after he was run down with a car last Wednesday [5/22/2013].

'You will never be safe'.  Even more shocking than the barbarity of the terrorist attacks in London and Boston is the denial by authorities on both sides of the Atlantic about their common religious motive.  British Muslims offered the same explanation as American Muslims for slaughtering their fellow citizens — Islamic holy war — yet the political classes on both sides of the pond rejected it out of hand.

10 arrested so far in British soldier's killing as Muslims fear backlash.  As concerns about rising Islamophobia in Britain grew amid anti-Muslim protests and attacks targeting mosques, authorities made a 10th arrest in last week's knifing death of a British soldier.  Armed police arrested a 50-year-old man on a street in the town of Welling in southeastern England.  The man's connection to the case was unclear, but like the other nine suspects, he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

The Editor says...
Apparently CNN wants us to feel sorry for the Muslims because they "fear backlash."/p>

Woolwich attack: 'Lone wolves' who run with the pack.  No British soldier has ever been killed like this — not even in battle, let alone in the London suburbs during the Wednesday lunch hour.  But the reactions to the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby followed a much more familiar pattern.  Journalists and analysts rushed to explain the attack as the work of "lone wolves", "self-radicalised" online.  Politicians demanded crackdowns on jihadi websites and the revival of the so-called "snoopers' charter", a Bill allowing the authorities to monitor the internet use of every person in the country, in the belief that the plot could somehow then have been detected.

Is a Revolution in the Offing?  When British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the beheading of a British soldier is an insult to Islam, when the police stand by in Stockholm while Muslim youth burn cars, and when President Barack Obama tells us that the Fort Hood massacre was an example of workplace violence, the inadvertent messages they send is that they are more concerned about protecting Islam than protecting everyone else.  And the mixture of silence and euphemism with which a compliant media advances these ideas only reinforces public cynicism.  In each of these actions, the government tarnishes and diminishes its own legitimacy.

The 'Muslims-Killed-by-the-West' Lie.  The alleged butcher of the off-duty British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, defended his carving up of a living human being by claiming that he was engaging in "an eye for an eye" because the British army is killing Muslims in Afghanistan.  Normally there is no reason to respond to the justifications offered by terrorists and other murderers of the innocent.  But in this case it is important to do so because much of the Muslim world resonates to this argument and because much of the world's left offers this argument.

Woolwich Incident Reveals a Difference in Cultures.  As Americans remembered their fallen on Memorial Day, the British are mourning one soldier who was horrifically slain by two radicalized Islamic extremist terrorists last week.  They hacked him to death with a knife and kitchen cleaver after ramming him with a car to bring him down.  Many British citizens came to his defense, coming between the terrorists and the fallen soldier, Lee Rigby.  One courageous citizen, Mrs. Loyau-Kennett, confronted the terrorists to prevent anyone else from being injured.

Thoughts on Woolwich.  A witness to the brutal hacking death of a British soldier, Lee Rigby, a few hundred yards from his barracks in London, had the presence of mind to record the explanatory statement of one of the perpetrators, Michael Adebolajo, on his phone immediately after the crime.  What Adebolajo said — his hand bloody from the attack and still holding the meat cleaver with which he carried it out — was revealing, as were his manner and body language.  Together, they showed him to be the product of the utterly charmless, aggressive, and crude street culture of the less favored parts of London.

Thought Criminals Arrested after London Horror.  Ever since 9/11, every time some place or another on the planet has been struck by a major jihadist act, the mainstream media have reliably come out with stories about "backlash" against Muslims.  Not accounts of actual backlash, mind you, but pieces in which various academics, public officials, Muslim leaders, and other sensitive souls have been described as wringing their hands over the dreaded possibility that some of us boorish infidels might respond to this latest action by going on the warpath against innocent Muslims.

PC Policy Killed Brit Soldier Lee Rigby.  That brutally blatant daylight near-beheading of that British soldier in a London suburb by Islamic jihadists has prompted many to worry if such a tragedy will happen in this country.  The news that the killer, Michael Adebolaj, 28, had been looked at by MI-5 into extremism ties for the past eight years and that he had preached on the same streets days before the murder, clearly shows that Rigby's murder could have been prevented if the government wasn't so beholden to political correctness.

Terrorists by Any Other Name.  Drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was run down last week by a vehicle targeting him as he walked along a London street.  He was then repeatedly stabbed with knives and eventually decapitated with a meat cleaver.  The worst fears of British security services had come to pass.  Such an episode of individual murder had been expected to occur in one form or another, but the brutal attack on Rigby confirmed the dangers that had swirled about urban Britain's racially and religiously volatile Islamic community for many years.

Tony Blair says murder of Lee Rigby proves 'there is a problem within Islam'.  Tony Blair today makes his most powerful political intervention since leaving Downing Street by launching an outspoken attack on 'the problem within Islam'.  The former Prime Minister addresses the shocking killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich by going further than he — or any front-rank British politician — has gone before over the issue of Muslim radicalism.

Lee Rigby murder trial: 'I'm a soldier just like Drummer Rigby.  An Islamist fanatic has told the family of Drummer Lee Rigby he had no regrets about killing him because he was "a soldier" himself.  Michael Adebolajo, 28, told a court he would "never regret obeying the command of Allah" and that his only disappointment was that the police did not shoot him dead.

Lee Rigby Killers Sentenced Whole Life Tariff and 45 Years Respectively.  Two Muslim converts found guilty of brutally murdering British soldier Lee Rigby in broad daylight in a London street have been sentenced today [2/26/2014].  Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were found guilty on 19th December 2013 of killing 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  Adebolajo, 28, was sentenced to a whole life tariff.  Adebowale, 22, was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Court terror for Lee Rigby's family as his Muslim killers are dragged from dock.  Violence broke out in the Old Bailey dock yesterday after Lee Rigby's murderers began hurling abuse at the judge and fighting with prison guards during their sentencing.  Michael Adebolajo, 29, was given a whole-life term, while Michael Adebowale, 22, was jailed for life with a minimum of 45 years — meaning he could be back on the streets by the age of 67.  In extraordinary scenes, the two Muslim extremists yelled 'Allahu Akbar' and 'You (Britain) and America will never be safe' during their sentencing at the court in Central London.

Update:
Islamic fanatic Michael Adebolajo who murdered soldier Lee Rigby loses appeal.  Lee Rigby's heartbroken fiancée and estranged wife both sobbed with relief today after one of his Muslim extremist killers had an appeal against his murder conviction thrown out in just 45 seconds.  The soldier's future bride Aimee West said she hoped 'this is the last we will hear from them' as Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 23, also lost appeals against their life sentences for the 'barbaric' murder.


Reshad Riddle

Police: Son Fatally Shoots Dad During Easter Service, Yells Killing Was 'Will Of Allah'.  Witnesses say the 25-year-old man accused of walking into an Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service Sunday was yelling about God and Allah after the killing.

Media Belatedly Mentions that Gunman Who Opened Fire in a Church on Easter Left Behind a Koran.  Let's lay out a hypothetical scenario.  An American walks into a mosque during Ramadan, opens fire while quoting Bible passages and then leaves behind a Bible.  On a scale of 1 to non-stop coverage, how often do you think you would be hearing about it, how fast would religious motives be attached to it and how quickly would we learn that the bible was left behind?  But the same rules don't apply to Islam.


The Boston Marathon Bombing
April 15, 2013

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Naeem Davis

NYC subway train kills man pushed off platform.  A 58-year-old man died Monday [12/3/2012] after he was pushed off a subway platform in Midtown Manhattan and hit by a train pulling into the station, according to news reports.

Fiend watched his victim die: Homeless man arrested in Times Square subway murder.  A homeless drifter was arrested and charged this morning for allegedly tossing a Queens dad onto a Times Square subway track, where he was fatally crushed by a Q train, law-enforcement sources told The [New York] Post.  Naeem Davis, 30, confessed yesterday while being grilled in the grisly death of Ki Suk Han, 58, who was struck in front of horrified onlookers Monday after trying desperately to scramble back to the platform. [...] He was charged with murder in the second degree and depraved indifference.

Muslim New York Subway Killer Calm After His Murder.  Everybody is talking about the New York Post cover photo showing Ki Suk Han about to be killed by the subway train, but the real story here is yet again being ignored by the mainstream media.  The real story here is that Naeem Davis is clearly a devout Muslim, and one who displayed behavior characteristic of jihadis after he committed murder.

Subway shove monster: I couldn't stop the voices in my head.  The homeless man charged with fatally shoving a Queens father into the path of a subway train said he couldn't drown out the voices in his head. [...] Davis said he is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day and goes to mosque daily.

NYC Subway Killer a Devout Muslim.  The picture was snapped by New York Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi — who chose to run toward the train firing his flash to warn the operator and caught the image.  We read multiple stories but it wasn't until perusing Atlas Shrugs did we find this nugget via Huffington Post of all places.


Abdullatif Aldosary

Iraqi Refugee Bombs AZ Social Security Office, MSM Remains Silent.  On Friday morning [11/30/2012], an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ — the mainstream media remains silent.  The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt.  But reports indicate the explosion "was heard and felt all over the area."

Federal Building Bombed, Tea Partier Not Charged, Media Ignores.  At 8:24 Friday morning — that's right, four days ago — in the small town of Casa Grande, Arizona, the local Social Security Administration office was rocked by an explosion that charred the back wall and door. [...] As someone who watches the media about as closely as anyone, why am I just learning about this now?  My guess is that the name of the suspected bomber might answer that question:  Abdullatif Aldosary, an Iraqi refugee.

Arizona Bomber Had Citizenship Rejected by Homeland Security for 'Terrorism-Related Activity'.  When authorities checked Aldosary's bank statements, they found he had more than $20,000 despite the fact that he was a convicted felon, only worked as a day laborer, and had no visible means of supporting himself sufficient to warrant having that kind of balance.  But a bombshell report came out today [12/6/2012] based on information obtained by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who had received a request from Aldosary in November 2011 for assistance in obtaining a "green card."

Terrorism in Arizona? Does anyone know about this?  We've talked about immigration policy before and we've certainly noted the Federal government's outright refusal to enforce our nation's laws concerning some illegal immigrants.  But what about those legally here and in violation of the law or deemed a threat?  Wasn't that supposed to be the breaking point, the point at which this administration would step in and take action?


Mahamud the Recruiter

Minnesota Muslim Mahamud Said Omar Convicted of Helping Terrorist Recruits.  Hmmm.  Now why would a peaceful Minnesota Muslim help terrorist recruits?  Oh wait, now I remember.  Muhammad encouraged his followers not only to wage Jihad, but also to fund Jihadists.

Jury convicts Mahamud Said Omar in Somalia terrorism case.  Jurors have delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of a Minnesota man accused of helping send men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab.  Mahamud Said Omar was convicted on all five terrorism-related counts in the FBI's investigation into what it called a "terror pipeline" dating back to 2007.  Omar has been accused of providing material support during the recruitment of more than 20 Minneapolis-area Somali men who returned to their native land to join al-Shabab.


Manssor Arbabsiar

Texas man was 'willing to kill as many bystanders as necessary'.  A Texas man claiming to follow orders from Iranian military officials pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.  Manssor Arbabsiar, 58, admitted to plotting and agreeing to hire what he thought was a Mexican drug dealer last year for $1.5 million to carry out the attack with explosives at a Washington restaurant.

Man Admits Assistance from Iranian Military in Bomb Plot.  A Texas car salesman man accused in a bomb plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States pleaded guilty Wednesday [10/17/2012].  Manssor Arbabsiar was charged last October in a plot targeting Saudi ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir as well as other targets including the Israeli embassy.  The indictment also charges Gholam Shukri, a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, which is accused of sanctioning the plot.


Sohiel Omar Kabir in Southern California

FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot.  Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook profiles of any Islamic references and concocting cover stories.

Inland Empire men used social media in terror plot, FBI says.  Two of the men charged in Southern California with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban allegedly posted terrorist videos on Facebook and communicated via Skype, federal authorities said Monday night. [...] Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, a former Pomona resident, allegedly left the United States last year and traveled to Afghanistan in July to set up terrorist training with Al Qaeda and Taliban members, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday [11/19/2012] in federal court.

Leader of California Taliban cell arrested yesterday was US Air Force veteran.  The complaint filed by federal prosecutors yesterday against four California men who were actively planning on joining the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers and attack U.S. bases there was led by Soheil Omar Kabir, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan.  Kabir converted two of the other cell members, eventually radicalizing and recruiting all three other men.


Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis tries to blow up the FRB

Not All Muslims try to blow up the Federal Reserve.  Just one Muslim.  And it's completely unrelated to anything or anyone else.

FBI arrests man in New York Federal Reserve bomb plot.  A Bangladeshi man who travelled to New York hoping to commit a terrorist attack so severe it would halt the US election was arrested after allegedly trying and failing to detonate a 1,000 lb car bomb outside the Federal Reserve.

Bangladeshi man arrested after allegedly trying to blow up Fed building in NYC.  The 21-year-old suspect, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, attempted to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb in front of the Fed building on Liberty Street, but the device was a fake supplied to him by undercover FBI agents who had been tracking his activity, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force said Wednesday afternoon [10/17/2012].

Bangladeshi national arrested for plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve in Lower Manhattan.  A bloodthirsty Al Qaeda wanna-be was busted Wednesday [10/17/2012] after setting out to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan with a bogus 1,000-pound bomb he built with the help of undercover FBI agents, officials said.

Terrorist attempts to blow up Federal Reserve Bank.  A young Bangladeshi on a mission to "destroy America" tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan Wednesday with what he thought was a 1,000-pound van bomb, according to a criminal complaint.

FBI Arrests Islamic in Fed Reserve Bomb Plot.  Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested today in an undercover operation after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb, according to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Suspected Terrorist Arrested for Alleged Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve in NYC.  The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt the presidential election, saying "You know what, this election might even stop," according to the criminal complaint against him.

The Fed Reserve Bomb Plotter: Explaining Jihadist 'Nice Guys'.  "He is very gentle and devoted to his studies," says the father of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested after trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York City Federal Reserve Bank.  And it could be true:  he could be a gentle, studious soul.  His studies of Islam could have led him to the conviction that he needed to wage jihad against Infidels.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis Arrested for Attempted New York City Terrorist Attack.  Now why would a young Muslim like Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who believes in Muhammad and the Qur'an, want to slaughter Americans?  Obviously, the planned attack couldn't have anything to do with Allah's clear command to kill anyone who causes problems for Muslims (Qur'an 5:33), or Allah's clear command to violently subjugate non-Muslims (Qur'an 9:29), or Allah's claim that he has no love for non-Muslims (Qur'an 3:32), or Allah's claim that people who reject Islam are the "worst of creatures" (98:6).  So what led this man to attempt such an attack?  The world may never know (so long as we continue ignoring the obvious).

Second Suspect Arrested over NY Bomb Plot: Report.  A California man arrested on child pornography charges has been linked to the foiled plot by a young Bangladeshi to blow up the New York Federal Reserve, the New York Times reported Friday [10/19/2012].  The Times said Howard Willie Carter II was arrested after an FBI agent found 1,000 images and three video files containing child pornography on a laptop and hard drive in the trash near his San Diego apartment.  After tracing the computer back to Carter, investigators found emails on it addressed to "Yaqeen," a name that had surfaced in the investigation of the bomb plot.


Adel Daoud

Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar.  Federal prosecutors say 18-year-old Adel Daoud was arrested Friday night [9/14/2012] in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb.

Teen accused of 'jihad' car bomb plot due in court.  A Hillside teenager will appear in federal court today on charges he planned to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar.  Adel Daoud, 18, was arrested following a months-long FBI undercover investigation.  He was taken into custody after he parked a Jeep Cherokee in front of the bar Friday night and walked into a nearby alley where he tried to detonate the device, court documents allege.

Teenage jihadist held in Chicago for targeting a bar.  It just makes you wonder how many more Daouds there are out there who aren't being watched by the Feds.

The Editor says...
If I were to guess, I would say that number is approximately equal to the population of Detroit, Michigan.


Mahmoud Yousef Hindi

Louisville: Muslim Kills 73-year Old Man In Homeowners Meeting Shooting.  A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond Saturday [9/8/2012] at an initial court hearing where a prosecutor called him "the epitome of danger to the community."  A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 55-year-old Mahmoud Yousef Hindi to charges of murder, assault and wanton endangerment in the Thursday evening shooting at a church.  Dressed in a blue jail outfit, Hindi showed no emotion and did not speak as he stood before a judge.

Doctor 'opens fire during homeowners' meeting in busy church.  A long-running neighbourly dispute over a driveway turned deadly on Thursday night when a disgruntled doctor opened fire inside a local church.  Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, a Louisville doctor who was recently told his driveway violated city zoning codes, fatally shot a neighbour and critically injured another at a homeowners association meeting inside a church, police said today [9/7/2012].


Rezwan Ferdaus and his model airplanes

Ashland Man Charged In Plot To Attack Pentagon, U.S. Capitol.  A 26-year-old Ashland man has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using large remote controlled aircraft filled with C-4 explosives.  Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen and Northeastern graduate, was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to al Qaeda to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers overseas.

Jailed over toy plane bomb plot.  A man has admitted to plotting to fly remote-controlled toy aircraft packed with explosives into the US Capitol building and the Pentagon.  Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, a Muslim-American with a physics degree, pleaded guilty yesterday [7/21/2012] in a Boston federal court to attempting to damage a federal building with an explosive and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.


Amine El Khalifi, Washington, DC

Man planning to bomb US Capitol arrested in sting operation.  The FBI and Capitol police arrested a man Friday [2/17/2012] who thought he was going to carry out a bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol but was in fact dealing with FBI undercover operatives for the past few months, federal officials told NBC News.  The man, Amine el Khalifi, 29, who is from Morocco, was arrested about noon ET Friday near the Capitol after he received what he thought was a firearm and a vest containing explosives from people he thought were supporters of al-Qaida, sources told NBC News.

Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission after sting investigation.  Authorities have arrested a Virginia man allegedly on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned.  The man, a Moroccan citizen who has lived in the United States for a dozen years, was identified as Amine El Khalifi, 29, according to a congressional source.

Federal agents arrest man who allegedly planned suicide bombing on U.S. Capitol.  Federal authorities on Friday arrested a 29-year-old Moroccan man in an alleged plot to carry out a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol, the latest in a series of terrorism-related arrests resulting from undercover sting operations.


Gaslamp cab driver

Twenty-five injured when San Diego cabbie drives into crowd in Gaslamp District.  Twenty-five persons were injured, including a young woman who had her leg severed, when a cabdriver drove onto a sidewalk and smashed into a crowd in San Diego's Gaslamp District entertainment zone early Saturday [2/12/2011], police said. ... The police said the cabdriver did not appear to be drunk and no explanation for his action was offered.

The Editor says...
The initial reports did not name or describe the cab driver, so there's no way to know (for now) if this incident was the action of a homicidal Muslim, except that sober cab drivers don't ordinarily drive into crowds.  As it turns out, the driver's middle name is Hassan.  But you know, just because you have a Middle-Eastern name doesn't necessarily mean you're a Muslim, right?  And just because the cab plowed into a crowd of hedonistic revelers at a bar... I mean, let's not jump to conclusions.

San Diego cabdriver may have blacked out or fallen asleep before crash, police say.  The 48-year-old cabdriver, whose name was not released, had his nose broken either in the crash or from being beaten by people in the crowd.  There is no indication that the cabdriver was drunk, [Lt. Rick] O'Hanlon said.

Cab driver identified in Gaslamp accident.  The taxicab driver involved in the crash that left more than 30 people injured outside a Gaslamp District bar has been identified by San Diego police Monday [2/14/2011].  Sam Hassan Daly, 52, was driving his cab late Friday night...

Investigation continues into Gaslamp area crash.  The involved Emerald Cab driver, 52-year-old Sam Hassan Daly, told police he blacked out moments before the crash.  There was no immediate indication that intoxication played a role in the crash. ... Moments after the impact, Daly began backing up his cab, prompting a group of panicked and infuriated people to grab him and drag him out of the vehicle, believing he was trying to flee.

Hosam Smadi tries to blow up a Dallas skyscraper

"Backlash" After Dallas Jihad Terror Plot?  Late in September, a Muslim named Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, was arrested after placing an inert car bomb at a 60-story office tower in downtown Dallas.  In March 2009, according to his indictment in U.S. District Court, Smadi declared his intention to wage war in the name of Islam.  Yet characteristically, if dispiritingly, Muslims in the Dallas area are now expressing fears of a "backlash," rather than taking the hard steps necessary to make sure there are no more jihad plotters who are inspired by Islamic teachings, as was Hosam Smadi.

You're going to the slammer, Smadi Pants!
Dallas bomb plot suspect to plead guilty today.  A 19-year-old Jordanian man who was days away from trial will plead guilty today to one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for trying to destroy a Dallas skyscraper with what he believed was a bomb.  The United States attorney's office filed plea papers for Hosam "Sam" Smadi late Tuesday [5/26/2010].

Two men accused in alleged bomb plots in Illinois, Texas.  Two men who professed devotion to Al Qaeda — one a convert to Islam, the other a Jordanian native — were charged Thursday [9/24/2009] with plotting to blow up buildings in Illinois and Texas.  In both cases, the men thought they were working with Al Qaeda operatives when they were really working with undercover federal agents.

Man to be arraigned in Dallas skyscraper bombing plot.  A 19-year-old Jordanian citizen is expected to make an appearance before a federal magistrate in Dallas this morning after authorities accused him of attempting to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper.

Jordanian Man Faces Sentencing in Dallas Bomb Plot.  A 20-year-old Jordanian man caught in an FBI sting trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper faces a sentencing hearing Monday [10/18/2010] just blocks away from the building he tried to take down.

Jordanian Man Gets 24 Years in Dallas Bomb Plot.  A Jordanian man caught in an FBI sting trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper was sentenced Tuesday [10/19/2010] to 24 years in prison after telling the court he was ashamed of his actions and renouncing al-Qaida.


Hollywood, California, December 9, 2011

Gunman Shoots Hollywood Drivers While Screaming "Allahu Akbar".  A 26 year-old gunman opened fire on random drivers yesterday in Hollywood until he was shot dead by police.  He was screaming "Allahu Akbar" while he shot Hollywood drivers.  That's what the witnesses said. ... As Atlas Shrugs reported — not one media outlet reported that the man was screaming "Allahu Akbar" as he shot at innocent Hollywood drivers.  Once again the media hides the truth from the American public.

Hollywood Jihad.  What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that not one news account reported what one witness said the shooter was screaming:  "allahu akbar."  Not one news account.  The media is the enemy.


Southwest Airlines Flight 3683

Passenger: 'You're all going to die'.  Somewhere in the heavens above Amarillo, angry shouts rang out from the back of Southwest Airlines Flight 3683.  "You're all going to die," a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon [10/18/2011].  "You're all going to hell.  Allahu Akbar," translated as God is great in Arabic.  Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m.  He is being held in the Randall County jail on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

Southwest passenger allegedly confronts crew, flight diverted.  A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City made an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday after a man's rowdy conduct reportedly included a confrontation with the crew.

Man on Southwest flight allegedly tries to break into cockpit.  A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City, Mo., was diverted Tuesday morning after a passenger allegedly tried to break into the cockpit.  Witnesses say the man became unruly and started screaming during Flight 3683.

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Texas.  A man was arrested Tuesday after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City compelled the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Texas.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man for Interfering With a Flight Crew.  A federal grand jury meeting yesterday [10/19/2011] in Lubbock, Texas, returned a one-count indictment charging Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Florida, with one count of interference with a flight crew, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.  Shahsavari was arrested Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo.

Ali Shahsavari Indicted on Charge of Interference with Flight Crew.  The unruly passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight forced to divert to Amarillo's Rick Husband International Airport on Tuesday has been indicted by a federal grand jury.  29 year-old Ali Reza Shahsavari of Indialantic, Florida was indicted on a charge of interference with a flight crew.

Here comes the old "temporary insanity" defense.
Passenger Who Disrupted Southwest Flight To Undergo Testing.  A Florida man accused of disrupting a Southwest Airlines flight by screaming profanities and damaging a lavatory has been ordered to undergo psychiatric examination. ... Shahsavari's attorney, Jeff Blackburn, says his client suffered a nervous breakdown on the flight.


San Antonio Courthouse break-in

Terror Link Downplayed in Courthouse Break-In.  'Pictures of courthouses, water systems' from around the US found in the van used by five men believed to be Moroccan Muslims.

No Terrorist Ties Seen in Courthouse Arrests.  Officials in San Antonio now say that five men who were born in Morocco and live in France were not involved in any terrorism or threatening activities when they were arrested after breaking into a fourth floor courtroom in the historic Bexar County Courthouse in downtown San Antonio early today [10/19/2011].  "There does not appear to be any terroristic activity," Bexar County First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg said this afternoon.


American Eagle Flight 4305

Saudi passenger disrupts flight bound for Indianapolis.  Airline officials said a Saudi man who caused a disruption on an American Eagle flight to Indianapolis was simply disoriented.  Indianapolis Airport police said Abdulaziz Mubarak Alshammari, 20, was pulled away from the cabin door by another passenger a half-hour before Flight 4305 from New York to Indianapolis International Airport landed about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The Editor asks...
Why is it that Muslims are the only ones who are ever "disoriented" in this manner?

Police probe incident over Indiana skies.  Authorities are looking into an incident where a young man attempted to open the exit door on a regional jet as it made its way to Indianapolis Wednesday night.  A police report states that Abdulaziz Mubarak Alshammari, 20, was questioned for his behavior on American Eagle flight 4305.

Mid-air terror as Saudi Arabian student is wrestled from cabin after trying to open door.  A young Saudi Arabian man was questioned by police after he created panic on a commercial flight by trying to open the exit door while the plane was still in mid-air.  Passengers aboard American Eagle flight 4305 from New York to Indianapolis rushed to pull Abdulaziz Mubarak Alshammari, 20, away from the door and return him to his seat.

Saudi passenger tries to get into cockpit of flight bound for Indianapolis; no charges filed.  He spoke little English, but understood enough, obviously, to be able to get a ticket and get on the flight in the first place.  And he apparently lied about being a student at the University of Indianapolis.  But nothing to see here, folks.  He was just "confused."


Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh in Seattle

Alleged terror plotter 'looked like everyday guy'.  Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of SeaTac, and Walli Mujahidh, aka Frederick Domingue Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Thursday [6/23/2011] on charges alleging they purchased machine guns and grenades from a paid police informant earlier this week as they moved into the final stages of planning an attack they hoped would inspire an uprising among radical Muslims in the United States.

Seattle Islamic Terrorist Filed Bankruptcy in May.
Where Did He Get the Money?  Where does an Islamic terrorist with just $1.08 in cash to his name get $800 to buy weapons for his planned attack on a Seattle U.S. military installation?

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif & Walli Mujahidh.  Why is it that no other religion has this many people "hijacking their religion?"  Maybe it's because their religion is hijacking them, not the other way around.


Yonathan Melaku in Arlington National Cemetery

Suspect in Custody for 'Suspicious' Backpack Is Marine Corps Reservist.  An Ethiopian-born man, in custody for carrying a backpack with "suspicious items and products" inside Arlington National Cemetery overnight, is a U.S. Marine Corps reservist.  Yonathan Melaku, 22, of Alexandria, Va., was arrested Friday morning [6/17/2011] ... Melaku, a Marine Corps reservist lance corporal who is Muslim, remains in the custody of the United States Park Police.  No charges have currently been filed against Melaku, who is believed to have acted alone.

The Editor asks the obvious question...
He "acted alone" in what act?

Losing His Religion.  We learn from the CBS story that [Yonathan] Melaku is a lance corporal in the Marine Reserves.  The Associated Press adds that he is a naturalized American citizen, originally from Ethiopia.  CBS also reports that "Melaku was carrying a notebook that contained the phrases 'al Qaeda,' 'Taliban rules' and 'Mujahid defeated croatian forces' when he was detained," but "that the suspect is not thought to have been involved in a terrorist act or plot."  All of which raises an obvious question — but one that goes unanswered in the reports from CBS and AP, as well as others from ABC News and the Washington Post.  We could only find one news organization that had the answer:  Fox News Channel, which reports that Maliku is Muslim.

There is no mention of the word Muslim in this article.
Pentagon Bomb Scare: Is the Suspect a Lone-Wolf Terrorist?  An international investigation is under way today to find out whether the Marine Corps Reserve lance corporal who was arrested early Friday morning for carrying suspected bomb making materials near the Pentagon is simply an unstable, misguided young man, or a cold-blooded lone wolf terrorist.

Melaku Linked to D.C. Military Building Shootings, Sources Say.  The case had apparently gone cold.  But after several months of no progress, federal authorities have now zeroed in on a suspect in last year's shootings at several military sites around the nation's capital.  Their suspect:  the 22-year-old Marine reservist arrested Friday after causing a terror scare near the Pentagon.

The Washington Post spins the story this way...
Pentagon shooting suspect not known to law enforcement.  Yonathan Melaku wasn't on any watch lists and had never given people much to worry about.  The 22-year-old high school graduate and Marine Corps Reservist was living at home with his parents in Fairfax County.  Law enforcement officials had never heard of him.

The Editor says...
At some point, they had never heard of John Hinckley, either.  So what?

Another "Moderate" Muslim in US Military w/ Explosives, Qaeda Lit Near Pentagon.  It figures that a man found with "inert" explosives (testing the system/doing a dry run) and Al-Qaeda literature right near the Pentagon (and roaming Arlington National Cemetery at 1:30 a.m.) is 1) a Muslim, 2) an alien who was granted U.S. citizenship, and 3) serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  It's like playing Whack-a-Mole with eventual terrorists who almost universally fit this profile because we refuse to profile them out of the system ahead of time.


Continental Airlines Flight _____

TSA Erases Jihadist Graffiti on Plane.  You have to ask yourself if the TSA did this on purpose.  I think the agency "flubbed" this deliberately.  It's standard operating procedure for law enforcement to preserve a potential crime scene like this one, where it looked like it might be hinting at a terrorist attack that could kill plenty of passengers on a plane about to take off.

TSA blows jet 'threat'.  Chilling graffiti found in the bathroom of a jet due to take off from Newark Airport was inexplicably erased by a cleaner after the Transportation Safety Administration waited 47 critical minutes to contact cops, Port Authority sources told The Post yesterday [6/13/2011].  "By the beard of Mohamed and mighty sword of Allah," read the message found on a Continental Airlines jet Saturday night.  It was scrawled in black ink, just above the mirror.


American Airlines Flight 1561

Bail denied to man who tried to force his way into cockpit.  Shortly before the end of the Sunday night flight, Rageh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Murisi left his seat near the back of the plane and made his way to the first-class cabin, according to an affidavit filed by Paul A. Howard, a federal air marshal.  A flight attendant saw him trying to open the cockpit door and, thinking he had mistaken it for the restroom, tried to point Al-Murisi in the right direction.  At that point, Howard said, Al-Murisi lowered his left shoulder and rammed the cockpit door.

A hijacking dry run?  As details emerge about the incident on an American Airlines flight to San Francisco, it looks increasingly like a dry run. ... This dry run was so blatant, so unsubtle, that you have to wonder if this incident itself was a diversion from other airline or routes.  Or conversely, because this was so blatant, will the authorities continue to give special significance to these particular circumstances?  That's a tough call by the Homeland Security either way.

What Happened on AA Flight 1561:  If you listen to the passengers and crew who flew on American Airlines Flight 1561 last weekend, there's no doubt about what happened on their harrowing trip:  A Yemeni man shrieking "Allahu akbar!" at the top of his lungs more than 30 times rushed the cockpit door twice intending to take down the plane and kill everyone on board. ... Some federal authorities and media whitewashers proclaimed that al-Murisi's motives were "unknown."

Lone Wolf Muslim Jihadi Now Claims He's Crazy.  What's that?  The prosecutor, defense attorney and the news media in San Francisco aren't calling this a "lone wolf jihad" attack by a Muslim?  Have they even called him a "Muslim" yet? ... No, according to the San Francisco Political-Correctness squads, we are supposed to believe that a Yemeni with no job, no luggage, two inexplicable checks for $15,000, on a coast-to-coast flight with no known purpose (even the Muslims claiming to be his "family" did not know he was flying to San Francisco) who rushes an airline cockpit screaming, "Allah Akhbar!" is a just a poor, misunderstood, unhappy ... nutjob.

Allahu Akbar.  No sooner does a Yemeni Muslim begin hammering on the cockpit door shouting "Allahu Akbar", then the media speculates that he must have gotten confused looking for the bathroom.  And on September 11, four groups of Muslim men with boxcutters got confused looking for the nearest post office.  The lead is invariably buried.  Paragraphs fly by until it's mentioned that the confused fellow may have been a Muslim.  If it's mentioned at all.

The Editor says...
The first time you fly on an airplane, it should be obvious that the restroom is not in the very front.

Meet Rageh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Murisi, Alleged Cockpit Bum-Rusher.  The Yemeni immigrant, 26, was arrested last month for allegedly trying to force open the locked cockpit door of an American Airlines Boeing 737 as it neared San Francisco International Airport.  Witnesses reported that Al-Murisi repeatedly yelled "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic," as he moved toward the front of the aircraft.

Yemeni man who stormed cockpit door declared incompetent to stand trial.  A federal judge has ruled that a Yemeni man arrested after attempting to break into the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound flight while screaming in Arabic is incompetent to stand trial.  US District Judge Jeffrey White on Thursday [12/8/2011] held that Rageh Almurisi, 28, was unable to aid in his own defense and ordered him to be hospitalized for the next four months for mental illness treatment, the San Mateo County Times reported.


At the airport in Frankfurt, Germany

Let's not jump to conclusions!  He might be a Baptist.
Gunman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Kills 2 US Airmen in Germany.  A gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed and he was subdued, officials said.  An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo was taken into custody and the FBI was heading an investigation because U.S. citizens were killed and to determine whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.

Gunman Screams 'Allahu Akbar', Obama Sees Motive Unclear.  A terrorist described as a "21-year-old Kosovar who lives in Frankfurt," opened fire at the Frankfurt Airport, killing two American soldiers.  Kosovo's population is 80% Muslim.  The New York Times reports that "the gunman first talked to the military personnel to find out who they were and then opened fire, shouting 'God is great' in Arabic." ... Once again, the President and the mainstream media — even the report on Fox News — scrupulously avoid the words "Muslim," or "Islam" and reference to any possible religious motive for the attack.

Suspect's gun jammed during airport shootings.  U.S. Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden was standing outside of a bus at Frankfurt airport when a young man first asked him for a cigarette, then whether he was bound for Afghanistan.  When Alden answered yes, the man fatally shot him, point blank, in the back of the head, then stormed aboard the bus shouting "Allah Akbar" — Arabic for "God is great."

Obama's state of Islamic denial.  U.S. troops are gunned down by a shooter who screams "Allahu akbar!" before opening fire.  Official statements are rushed out:  The perpetrator was a lone wolf; his motive was unclear; there are no links to terrorism.  Sound familiar?  It should, because when Islam is the cause of American tragedy, President Obama hides his head in the sand.

Frankfurt Shooter Admits To Shouting 'Allah Akbar'.  According to the German public television broadcaster NDR, Arid Uka, the 21-year-old who shot to death two American servicemen at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday and wounded two others, has admitted to shouting "'Allah Akbar' six or seven times" during the attack.  An NDR press release cites Uka's own statements to German investigators as contained in a German police report.

Why Are We Still In Germany?  Men and women "in uniform" (which it's not clear these airmen were even wearing) understand they may be called upon to make "extraordinary sacrifices" in battle.  They do not expect to be "lost" on the shuttle bus at the hands of a civilian employee at a passenger air terminal in an allied nation.  But then I don't suppose their comrades expected to be "lost" at the hands of an army major at Fort Hood, to cite the last "tragic event" that "took place" — which seems to be the president's preferred euphemism for a guy opening fire while screaming "Allahu akbar!"

CBS, NBC Newscasts Give Scant Coverage to Muslim Terror Attack at German Airport.  Two US airmen were killed by a Muslim terrorist in Germany yesterday [3/2/2011], but neither CBS nor NBC thought it worthy of more than 30 seconds of coverage on their evening newscasts Wednesday night.  While ABC devoted a full segment of the March 2 "World News" to the issue, the CBS "Evening News" and the NBC "Nightly News" offered only scant news briefs and buried the story deep into their broadcasts.

Germany's Jihad Murders Point Up the West's Denial.  A Kosovar Albanian Muslim, Arid Uka, murdered two American airmen outside the Frankfurt Airport in Germany last Wednesday.  "I did it for Allah," he explained.  Like so many jihad attacks these days, this one was initially dismissed as having nothing to do with terrorism.

Muslim radical charged with murdering two American airmen in Germany.  A Muslim radical who allegedly killed two American airmen during a shooting rampage in Germany was charged with first-degree murder today [6/21/2011] in Manhattan federal court.  A witness said Arid Uka, 21, repeatedly recited the phrase "God is great" in Arabic after opening fire on U.S. Air Force personnel at the Frankfurt International Airport on March 2, according to court papers.

Shooting suspect admits killing US airmen.  A Kosovo Albanian man confessed to killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport, saying in emotional testimony at the opening of his trial that he had been influenced by radical Islamic propaganda online.


Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari in Lubbock, Texas

Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of WMD.  Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday [2/23/2011] by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

Khalid Ali M. Aldawsari — Why?  A chilling picture is emerging of Aldawsari.  His intent to commit acts of terror against the United States on its soil fermented while he was in his teens and a student in high school in his homeland of Saudi Arabia.  A paragraph from Aldawsari's journal gives alarming indications to the inner workings of his mind.

Saudi accused of Bush home attack plot indicted.  A federal grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Texas college student from Saudi Arabia on a single count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Saudi man pleads not guilty to bomb plot in Texas.  A U.S. college student from Saudi Arabia accused of buying chemicals and equipment to build a weapon of mass destruction pleaded not guilty Monday [3/28/2011].

More evidence to be shown at Texas bomb plot trial.  More FBI agents and experts will be taking the stand as prosecutors build their case against a Saudi man accused of gathering chemicals and other materials to try to build a bomb.

Saudi student found guilty in Texas terror plot.  A Saudi man accused of buying chemicals online and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction was found guilty on Wednesday [6/27/2012] in federal court in Amarillo.

Saudi Bomber Convicted, Faces Life in Prison.  The 22-year-old Saudi "student" who landed in the United States with a visa to study and a dream to murder Americans was convicted in court of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the FBI said.  Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari could get life in prison for hatching the plot.


Antonio Martinez a/k/a Muhammed Hussain in Catonsville, Maryland

'Jihad' suspect held in alleged plot to bomb military office.  A 21-year-old construction worker who had recently converted to Islam and told an FBI informant he thought about nothing but jihad was arrested Wednesday [12/8/2010] when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center, authorities said.  Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to court documents.

FBI Fake Bomb Industry Posts Record Sales.  The FBI runs a subsidiary that makes fake bombs for would-be domestic jihadis, and it's one of the few success stories of the recession.  Today we learned of Muhammed Hussain, who was named Antonio Martinez before he converted to Islam.  He purchased one of the FBI's fake truck bombs, tried to detonate it outside an Armed Forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland, and was rewarded with the kind of non-explosion that makes FBI Customer Service smile when they slip on your complimentary plastic handcuffs.

Authorities Make Arrest in Alleged Plot to Blow Up Military Recruitment Center.  A man was arrested Wednesday [12/8/2010] for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center in the Baltimore area, authorities said.  Antonio Martinez, a Muslim convert who called himself Muhammed Hussain, was arrested and is expected to appear later Wednesday in federal court, Fox News confirms.


Oregon Christmas Tree Bomber

Muslim 'Refugees' and Terrorism in America.  While the World Trade Center bombing and the Boston Marathon bombing cases are the most famous terrorist attacks by Muslim refugees, there are numerous other cases of Muslim refugee terror.  America has been resettling huge numbers of Somali Muslim refugees.  One of them, Nuradin Abdi, was an illegal alien who wanted to bomb a shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio after using his refugee travel document to fly back to Africa for terrorism training while claiming that he wanted to visit Mecca.  Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali refugee, plotted to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland in 2010.  "I want whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave dead or injured," he said.

Christmas tree bomber Mohamed Mohamud.  A 19-year-old self-proclaimed jihadist who promised a "spectacular show" of carnage was jailed in a foiled plot targeting an Oregon Christmas tree lighting.  Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud was busted in downtown Portland Friday night [11/26/2010] and remained jailed yesterday — just days before New York holds its annual Rockefeller Center celebration.  The would-be teen terrorist faces life in prison if convicted in the plan to obliterate the maximum number of holiday revelers in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Portland's Mayor Goes Into Politically Correct Mode.  In response to the thwarted terrorist attack in the Pacific Northwest, Portland's Democratic Mayor Sam Adams has gone into politically correct mode concerning Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the man arrested in connection with the attempted bombing.  Mohamud was born in Somalia and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.  He is also Muslim.

Court documents:  Test bombing was part of would-be bomber's preparation.  The terrorist plot to set off a van-load of explosives at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday took a spooky turn earlier this month, when the accused bomber joined his jihadist brothers for a trial run in rural Lincoln County.  Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-year-old college student, joined two men — both, as it happens, undercover FBI employees posing as Islamic terrorists — in a remote spot in the coastal county.

When religious discrimination is vital.  Last week, the [Joint Terrorism] task force took down Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who had planned to bomb 12,000 people at a Christmas-tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square.  City fathers now are considering rejoining the JTTF structure, citing the change in leadership under the purportedly more trustworthy Obama administration.  It's more likely that the near miss clarified Portland's ivory-tower view of the world.

Entrapment and the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber.  The recent arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud on November 26 demonstrates what a tough job the FBI has in keeping America's homeland safe.  Mohamud was arrested in Oregon for attempting to detonate a bomb at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square among a crowd of thousands.  His attorney is claiming an entrapment defense, which means that the FBI's job is not just about finding radicalized American terrorists, but also being able to cross all the Ts and dot all the Is to ensure a conviction.

The Somalia Connection.  For several years the Somalia-based Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabab has been diligently recruiting new members in the United States, efforts that have produced both a disturbing and growing increase in the radicalization of young Somali-Americans.  When 19 year-old Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested on November 27 for his failed attempt to blow up a van full of dummy explosives at a tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, some saw the influence of Al-Shabab.

Assimilation Won't Stop Jihad.  Cell phone video emerged Wednesday [12/8/2010] of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the Muslim in Oregon who attempted to bomb Pioneer Courthouse Square at a point when 25,000 infidels had gathered there during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.  The video, captured in a dorm room, is very telling.  This is clearly an American Muslim, steeped in American culture, who wants to destroy America.  And the motive?  Islam.


Times Square

Times Square car bomb was act of terrorism.  American officials declared that the failed car bomb that forced the evacuation of New York's Times Square was an "act of terrorism."

Officials increasingly see international link in Times Square bomb attempt.  The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by more than one person in a plot with international links, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

The Editor says...
This article was posted on Monday 5/3/2010, and the incident happened on Saturday 5/1/2010, so there is no "Tuesday" on which the "officials" could have made that statement.

Obama's Awkward Pause:  Attempted Attack 'Has Been ... Failed'.  Pres. Obama so badly wanted to claim credit for stopping the Times Square attack, that he led himself up a rhetorical box canyon in remarks this morning. ... You just know PBO wanted to say that the attempted attacked had been "stopped" or "thwarted."  There was just one little problem...

Uh-oh.  The writer forgot to say "alleged".  He's an alleged terrorist.
Muslim terrorist arrested in Times Square bombing attempt.  Faisal SHAHZAD, 30, a Muslim from Pakistan who was recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen, was arrested late Monday night [5/3/2010] by Customs and Border Protection agents at JFK airport as he attempted to flee the U.S. to his native Pakistan via Dubai.

CBS Features NY Mayor Bloomberg Speculating Bomber Was Mad About ObamaCare.  With Katie Couric drawing him out, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg agreed the Times Square car bombing was likely "homegrown" as he proceeded, in an interview excerpt run on Monday's CBS Evening News, to speculate it could have been placed by "somebody with a political agenda who doesn't like the health care bill or something.  It could be anything."  Could be "anything," but the first thing Bloomberg thinks of are those who don't like ObamaCare, presumably conservatives or Tea Party activists.

Bomb Suspect's Citizenship Raises Questions About Naturalization Process.  The suspect in the Times Square car bombing attempt is the latest in a series of U.S. citizens and green card holders to be implicated in a terror plot inside the United States, raising questions about the naturalization process that turns foreigners into Americans.

Oops!  Leftwing Blogosphere Forced Into Embarrassing Backtrack on Times Square Bomber ID.  It appears that it wasn't only media types such as MSNBC's Contessa Brewer who were disappointed that the Times Square bombing suspect turned out to be a Muslim.  They were joined by virtually the entire leftwing blogosphere in their frustration that the suspect wasn't a tea party activist or a member of a "rightwing" militia group.

Cellphone led FBI to Times Square car bomb suspect arrest.  The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night [5/3/2010] for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official.  "They were able to basically get one phone number and by running it through a number of databases, figure out who they thought the guy was," the official said.

Times Square and Jihad Denial.  The SUV was filled with propane tanks, fireworks, filled gas cans, clocks with batteries, and two clocks with batteries, electric wire and more.  A police official said: "It looks as if the perp was trying to light it up, and was interrupted by the cops, panicked and took off.  It looked like someone tried to detonate it and we got to it in time.  This is a big deal.  It has the makings of a real car bomb."  A police officer who was on the scene said:  "I did a lap around the vehicle.  The inside was smoking.  I smelled gunpowder and knew it might blow.  I thought it might blow any second."  Despite all that, the feds said at first that it wasn't a terrorist attack.  Then what was it?

Four Quick Observations About Faisal Shahzad.  [#1]  I am struck by the fact that he is a naturalized American citizen, not a recent or temporary visitor.  This suggests that either he was a long-term sleeper agent (unlikely, for various reasons) or that he became over time immune to the charms of life in America, even Barack Obama's America.  Another unhopeful sign for the future of integration.

It's Not All Under Control.  We can discuss the reasons for the bizarre assertion by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who should be lucky he will never run for office again, that the bomber was probably just a talk-radio listener driven to mass murder by the passage of Obama's health-care measure.  No matter that his own police department busted an Islamic terror ring aiming to strike the subway system just last summer.  In some odd way, by pinning the possibility on, let's face it, a white guy, Bloomberg was trying to stem panic.  A lone attack by a lunatic has no larger meaning except the meaning it can be given by armchair sociologists and the politically expedient.

The Case of the Mysterious Disappearing Religion.  We awake to news that after extraordinary police work, investigators have made an arrest in the attempted car bombing of Times Square in New York.  Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani native-turned-naturalized-U.S.-citizen, was taken into custody late last night. ... I have read countless reports about the arrest, in newspapers and websites big and small.  So far, I have not seen a single mention of his faith.  Not a single reference to his being Muslim.  We're left to deduce that by his Pakistani ethnicity and name.

Obama Stands with Muslims as He Promised.  As a naturalized American citizen, Faisal Shahzad moved freely, completely under the radar of any law enforcement entity or terror-watch agency.  Shahzad's bank knew far more about him than our so-called national security people.  Our national security employees are those folks making big bucks to find people like Shahzad before they have a chance to blow any of us real American citizens to kingdom come.  However, as was the case with the Ft. Hood terrorist, our national security and military personnel have become quite skittish in appearing to make any connection between the Muslim religion/political ideology and worldwide terrorism.  Therefore, they don't look at the obvious until it is too late.

Times Square Scare.  A Muslim-American terrorist's car bomb didn't go off as planned in New York's busy Times Square.  But it explodes a number of stubborn myths about the homegrown threat.

Why Was the Shahzad Complaint Made Public?  Needlessly making the complaint public may harm the ongoing investigation, but it is savvy public relations.  It gives the Justice Department and the administration a script with which to portray themselves as super-competent and the civilian justice system as so effective that Bush-era relics like military detention are unnecessary.  I hope there's a better explanation than that.

The MSM looks for any explanation other than the obvious.
Mystery Solved.  As information about Faisal Shahzad accumulates, a number of misconceptions are being dispelled.  It turns out that the Times Square would-be bomber was not, Mayor Bloomberg's speculation notwithstanding, someone who was unhappy about Obamacare.  Nor was the bomber the random "white man" who was filmed by a security camera removing his shirt a block away from Shahzad's Pathfinder.  Nor was he, to Contessa Brewer's deep regret, one of those dreaded Tea Partiers.  Nor was his "motivation" a mystery, as suggested by the Associated Press.  No, to the surprise of some — but not us — Faisal Shahzad was a jihadist.

Obama's psychosis.  The arrest of suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad is being celebrated in the liberal establishment media as a triumph for the Obama administration.  A terrorist atrocity was averted; Mr. Shahzad was captured before his plane could take off for Dubai.  Yet the media's narrative overlooks one seminal fact:  We got lucky.  The only reason Mr. Shahzad's car bomb did not blow up in the heart of midtown Manhattan during a bustling Saturday evening was incompetence.

Don't Mention the War.  [Scroll down]  It is as if the president wanted to say the attack "has been thwarted" but then realized he could not.  The attack failed because Shahzad did not do a better job of constructing his makeshift bomb.  No government agency can take credit for that.  Still, the Obama administration celebrated the "Times Square incident," as it is delicately called on the White House's website.  It is, the administration believes, a counterterrorism success.

Faisal Shahzad's Money Mystery.  Accused New York Times Square bomber Faisel Shahzad, 30, was drowning in debt, raising questions about how he managed to have wads of cash at his disposal to help carry out his alleged plot.  Shahzad made at least a dozen return trips back and forth between the United States and Pakistan in the last 11 years.

We All Know What Happens When You Assume.  Presidential Spokesgullet Robert Gibbs said last week that the near-miss in Times Square did not represent a "systemic failure", but I would argue that the government's response was indeed just that.  I would even go a step further.  I would argue that the government's failure to actually stop Shahzad's attempt to detonate a Vehicle-Borne-IED in Times Square also exemplifies just how dangerous the entire Progressive approach to terrorism is.  Let's not forget, this incident did not occur in a vacuum.

Left Is Certain of Tea Partiers' Motives, but Finds Terrorists Inscrutable.  [Scroll down slowly]  And a long background piece on Shahzad by the Associated Press — the most widely reprinted news source in America — had the title, "Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled."  Not one of the article's 1,076 words mentioned Shahzad's Islamist beliefs as even a contributory factor.  It was all about his economic misfortune and his walking around depressed.

Times Square Jihad?  What Jihad?  Now that would-be Times Square car bomb jihadist Faisal Shahzad has been exposed as an Islamic jihadist, the liberal media are searching for an explanation, any explanation, for his attempted attack that doesn't involve Islamic jihad.

How Faisal snuck through:  Of all the holes in US secu rity highlighted by Faisal Shahzad's failed effort to blow up Times Square, here's the most outrageous:  Almost every major domestic anti-terror operation over the past several years has involved travelers from Pakistan — yet Homeland Security still lacks a comprehensive strategy to shut down "terror tourism" from that nation.

Times Square car bomber details plot.  Admitted terrorist Faisal Shahzad was so eager to tell how he plotted to kill Americans in Times Square, he went to court with a prepared statement.

Faisal Shahzad: 'War With Muslims Has Just Begun'.  Faisal Shahzad, who attempted to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square on a crowded Saturday night, was sentenced to life in federal prison without parole today [10/5/2010]. ... Shahzad, wearing a white prayer cap, said "Allahu Akbar" after hearing the sentence, and said he would "sacrifice a thousand lives for Allah."


Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Army Investigates Alleged Attempt by Soldiers to Poison Food at Fort Jackson.  The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. ... The suspects were part of a Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and use Arabic as their first language, two sources told Fox News.  Another military source said they were Muslim.

Is This Post-Traumatic Cooking Syndrome?  There is a price to be paid, you see, when we fail to name, identify, understand, and focus on the nature of our enemy.  When we dismiss these incidents as the result of some nebulous psychological illness or lump jihadism in with a grab bag of other threats or concerns bearing little relationship to the actual incidents we have experienced, we diffuse our efforts and distract ourselves from the sole task that should occupy our national security apparatus:  identifying and destroying jihadists who want to butcher (or poison or blow up) Americans.  That singular focus can come only from the president.  Hence, the problem.

Army probes allegations of poison at S.C. base.  The Army has been looking for two months into allegations that soldiers at a base in South Carolina were being poisoned, but a spokesman says no credible information to support the allegations has been found.

Food poisoning plot at U.S. military base might be linked to wider network.  Reports are emerging that up to five Muslim Arabic translators who are part of an Arabic translation program identified as "09 Lima" at the Fort Jackson, SC U.S. Military training facility were questioned and detained last December regarding a plan to poison the food supply at the military base.

Former FBI Special Agent Comments on Fort Jackson Case.  I received [an] e-mail last night about the Fort Jackson investigation from a former FBI special agent who has worked on major terrorism cases.  He makes some very interesting points.

US Rep:  No plot to poison food at SC Army base.  An Army probe into allegations of verbal threats involving a base's food supply has revealed that none of the five soldiers detained was involved in any plot to poison food at the base, a congressman said Sunday.  U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said Sunday information he received as a member of the House Armed Services Committee showed there was no plot.

No 'poison food plot' at Fort Jackson but 4 Muslims discharged from army?  Given the whitewash of what happened at Fort Hood, the news that an army investigation has concluded there was no plot to poison the food at Fort Jackson but that 4 of the 5 translators involved have been dismissed from the army, I think some further clarification is in order.  In fact, the way this story has been played by the army leaves a lot of questions unanswered.


Northwest Flight 253

Also known as the case of the Underwear Bomber.

The Obama presidency, Israel, national security and human rights.  US President Barack Obama's dreams of undoing the Bush administration's war on terror were upended by a rogue piece of underwear which ensnared him.  That is a gross oversimplification, but according to New York Times reporter Charlie Savage's already classic book, Power Wars, the December 25, 2009 attempted airplane underwear bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a distinct turning point and hard reality lesson for the relatively new president finishing his first year in office.  After the attempted underwear bombing, he was constantly on the defensive for being weak on fighting terror and reversed several planned liberal moves.

DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties.  Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan.  Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested.  The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.  Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to "connect the dots."  He said, "this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had."  Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused.  His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material — the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots.  The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.

DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties.  Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. [...] Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to "connect the dots."  He said, "this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had."  Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused.  His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material — the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots.

Don't Worry, Honey, It's Just Another "Isolated Extremist".  When President Barack Obama finally spoke up about the Christmas Day terrorist attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, one of the most staggering phrases to roll from his lips was "isolated extremist."  This was three full days after the attack.  By that time the "isolated extremist" himself, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had already told U.S. authorities that he'd trained with al-Qaeda bomb-makers in Yemen.

Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported.  A male passenger reportedly linked to terrorist organization al-Qaeda ignited a powdery substance prior to landing on a Delta Airlines flight to Detroit Friday [12/25/2009].  The suspect is believed to be Nigerian, Fox News reported.

Abdul Mudallad Allegedly Attempts to Blow Up Northwest Flight 253.  Terrorism may have occurred on the Christmas day flight of Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam that landed in Detroit.  There were 278 passengers aboard the flight.  The FBI is investigating the incident involving a passenger trying to blow up the plane.  Abdul Mudallad, from Nigeria, has been arrested for suspected terrorism.

Guess The Missing Word In NY Times Report On Attempted Plane Bombing.  Imagine that there had been a series of three incidents in which members of a [invented for present purposes] fanatical Jewish sect had attempted to bring down airliners from Arab countries.  In reporting on the latest attempt and describing the previous ones, do you think the New York Times might have mentioned the religion of the perpetrators?

Ali Velshi Stops Rep. King From Naming Northwest Airlines Terrorist.  CNN's Ali Velshi on Friday [12/25/2009] stopped Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) from divulging the name of the terrorist who tried to set off a bomb as a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam began to land in Detroit.  Velshi did this claiming, "[W]e have not got any information on anyone being charged.  So thank you for bringing us information.  But would ask you not to name anybody on TV right now, we do not have any word of official charges."

Routine Turned to Mayhem on Terror Flight.  Seconds after passengers spotted flames climbing above the back of a window seat midway down the left side of Northwest Flight 253, Friday's routine descent toward Detroit's main airport turned into horror, mayhem and instant heroism.

Muslim terrorist attempts to detonate explosive aboard Detroit bound plane.  Abdul Farouk Abdul-Mutallab (a/k/a Umar Farouk Abdul Mudallad), a 23 year-old Nigerian national, who is reportedly an engineering student at University College in London, UK, is the primary suspect in the attempt to detonate an explosive aboard Delta-Northwest Flight 253 as it prepared to land at Detroit Metropolitan Airport just before noon today [12/25/2009].

Father of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab warned U.S.  The terror suspect who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane is the son of a Nigerian banker who alerted U.S. authorities to his "extreme religious views" months ago, it was reported Saturday [12/26/2009].

Rep. Hoekstra: Airline attack should 'connect the dots' for Obama.  Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) Friday [12/25/2009] said that the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit should "connect the dots" for the Obama administration.  Hoekstra, who is the top Republican on the House Select Intelligence Committee, told the Detroit Free Press that the attacks are an indication that al Qaeda is beginning to plan more widespread attacks on the United States.

Flight 253:  AP Scrubs 'M-Word'.  It has been interesting watching the Associated Press reports on the attempted takedown of Flight 253 devolve in the past 12-plus hours.  In its 8:56 a.m. report (likely dynamic and subject to change), it looks like the assemblage of AP writers who worked on the story have succeeded in ... ridding the report of the M-word ("Muslim").

What good is the no-fly list?
US Approved Flight 253 Passenger List, Source Says.  American security agencies reviewed the passenger list for Northwest Airlines flight 253 before it left Amsterdam for Detroit on Christmas day and informed the airline that the flight was cleared to take off for the U.S., a Dutch government spokeswoman tells NEWSWEEK.

'High explosive' — U.S. charges Abdulmutallab.  The United States charged a 23-year-old Nigerian man Saturday [12/26/2009] with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines aircraft on Cristmas [sic] Day during its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  The criminal complaint said the device contained a "high-explosive" chemical, PETN, which has been used in several past terror plots.  It's what so-called "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid used in his December 2001 bid to blow up a Paris-to-Miami flight.

Obama handles Northwest Airlines terror incident differently than Ft. Hood.  The Obama White House has been aggressive in its press outreach regarding the Northwest Airlines terrorist incident.  Some of the earliest stories on accused terrorist Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to set off an explosive device on board Northwest Flight 253 were sourced to the White House, and White House officials were quick to label the incident an "attempted act of terrorism."

Let's Roll 2.  On September 11th 2001, the government's (1970s) security procedures all failed, and the only good news of the day came from self-reliant citizens (on Flight 93) using their own wits and a willingness to act.  On December 25th 2009, the government's (post-9/11) security procedures all failed, and the only good news came once again from alert individuals.

Officials:  Only A Failed Detonator Saved Northwest Flight .  Officials now say tragedy was only averted on Northwest flight 253 because a makeshift detonator failed to work properly.  Bomb experts say there was more than enough explosive to bring down the Northwest jet, which had nearly 300 people aboard, had the detonator not failed, and the nation's outdated airport screening machines may need to be upgraded.

Why was he ever allowed to fly?  The former London student charged with attempting to blow up a transatlantic airliner carrying 278 passengers was barred from Britain, it has been revealed. ... The 23-year-old son of a wealthy Nigerian banker was charged in hospital last night with attempting to destroy the aircraft during its final approach to Detroit airport on Christmas Day, the US Justice Department said.

Preliminary Observations on the Christmas Day Terror Plot.  We are still in the early hours of the investigation into an attempted terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound flight leaving Amsterdam.  So, any analysis at this point is by definition preliminary.  Be that as it may, here are some initial observations and questions.  The first question that will be asked is:  Was this the act of a so-called "lone wolf" extremist or a terrorist acting in concert with the al Qaeda terror network?

Why Was Abdulmutallab Flying?  Pardon me if I'm being overly cynical here, but we know the Obama administration has backed off on any number of the Bush administration's anti-terror policies on the ground that they were too draconian.  In pursuit of Obama's policy of "engagement" with those who hate us, has the administration loosened no-fly restrictions?

Oops!  Freed Gitmo alumni plotted airline bombing.  From ABC News:  Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents.

Homeland chief an airhead.  An al Qaeda bomber stashing explosives in his underwear cakewalked onto a US-bound airliner after averting scans on two continents — but the federal Homeland Security chief incredibly claimed yesterday [12/27/2009] that "everything happened that should have."

The System Worked, Except That Part When It Failed.  The system is supposed to work, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, something like this:  a man recently reported to U.S. authorities by his own father, who was on a terror watch list, who pays three grand in cash for a ticket to Detroit (enough to buy a city block in the Motor City), and who was denied a student visa to the United Kingdom, attempts to explode a bomb on a packed plane and is tackled by a Dutch filmmaker.

Liberal Take on Terror!  I feel great to live in a country that gives full constitutional rights to a foreign national who, on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, was tackled by passengers and crew as he reportedly was trying to blow up the plane.  If a terrorist fails to blow up a plane, he should get a court-appointed attorney.  My big concern is that if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab keeps telling the FBI there are others like him in Yemen, he may not get a fair trial.

Yes, Janet, There Is A 'War On Terror'.  Al-Qaida's botched Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253 raises a series of concerns about U.S. vulnerability.  Chief among them:  a Homeland Security chief in denial that we are at war.  The nearly 300 trans-Atlantic passengers targeted for death by alleged would-be suicide bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab were saved not by any policy of the Homeland Security Department, but by the good luck of a detonator malfunctioning.

Learning from Abdul Mutallab.  After the embarrassing debate about Hasan (e.g., "Was he a terrorist?"; second-hand post-traumatic stress syndrome, etc.), I don't think the public will put up with similar contextualization about Mutallab.

Lying to ourselves.  By continuing to lie to ourselves.  Although willing — at last — to briefly use the word "terror," yesterday [12/28/2009] President Obama still refused to make a connection between the action, the date and Islam.  Was it just a ticketing accident that led to a bombing attempt on Christmas?  Was it all about blackout dates and frequent-flyer miles?  It wasn't.  You know it.  And I know it.  But our government refuses to know it.

How did 'undy bomber' get a visa?  Forget about no-fly lists, full-body scanners and air marshals.  All the loud recriminations about who should have done what to stop the underwear bomber from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day miss a more fundamental point:  Young, single, rootless foreign Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should never, ever have received a temporary visa into our country in the first place.  No visa, no plane ticket.  No ticket, no passage to airline jihad.

Obama's wrong to call terrorist an "isolated extremist".  Abdulmutallab was not an isolated extremist.  He had been dispatched by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to kill Americans after having spent four months training with them in Yemen.  He told this to his interrogators.

Underwear Bomber:  New Video of Training, Martyrdom Statements.  New videos produced by al Qaeda in Yemen show the accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and others in his training class firing weapons at a desert camp whose targets included the Jewish star, the British Union Jack and the letters "UN."

Passengers:  Feds Orchestrated "Underwear Bomber" Plot to Advance War on Terror.  Outside a court hearing for the so-called "Underwear Bomber," an attorney who was on board the targeted plane renewed a series of shocking accusations, claiming the U.S. federal government was behind the whole plot.

'Underpants bomber' to denounce America as trial begins.  The man who tried to detonate a bomb in his underpants on a packed flight to the US is expected to denounce America as the enemy of Islam while representing himself at his trial, which opens on Tuesday [10/4/2011].

Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty to Plane Bomb Attempt.  The man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with explosives hidden in his underwear pleaded guilty Wednesday and said the U.S. should "be warned."  Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with a bomb in his underwear on Dec. 25, 2009.

Attempted bomber of Detroit-bound plane gets life in prison.  Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who attempted to bring down a U.S. commercial flight on Christmas Day 2009 by detonating a bomb hidden in his underwear, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday [2/16/2012] in federal court in Detroit.

'Underwear bomber' gets life in prison.  A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for Al Qaeda was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009.

How the Christmas Day bomber's exploding underwear failed to detonate.  The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret — he'd been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks.

Obama's jihadist cover-up .  On Dec. 25, 2009, al Qaeda-linked terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted his "underwear bomb" attack on Northwest flight 253.  He was not initially charged with attempting to commit an act of terrorism.  Faisal Shahzad, who attempted the Times Square bombing in May 2010, was also called a lone wolf with no ties to terrorism.  Instead, he was described as a victim of the economic downturn more than a committed Islamic extremist.

Don't Rule Out Anything.  This is not, of course, the first time we've seen an apparent eagerness from the Obama administration to minimize or dismiss the possibility of broader ties to international terrorism after attacks or attempted attacks on U.S. interests.  Three days after the attempted bombing of an airplane on Christmas Day 2009, President Obama suggested that the attempted attack was the work of "an isolated extremist."


Binghamton, New York

Student kills prof.  An upstate graduate student was charged yesterday [12/5/2009] with stabbing a beloved anthropology professor to death.  Saudi national Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani, 46, was held without bail for the murder of Binghamton University professor Richard Antoun, 77, an expert on comparative religion, authorities said.

Professor fatally stabbed in NY.  Richard T. Antoun, a respected Binghamton University anthropology professor who grew up in Shrewsbury, spent his entire career seeking peace.  His work focused on bridging the divide between religions and cultures, particularly in the Middle East.  But the 77-year-old professor's life ended violently Friday when he was stabbed multiple times in his campus office, allegedly by a graduate student whom he was advising on his doctoral thesis.  The student, Abdulsalam S. al-Zahrani, 46, was from Saudi Arabia.

Identifying Muslim Radicals.  The assassination of State University of New York-Binghamton Middle East anthropology professor emeritus Richard Antoun, on Friday, December 4, in which a Saudi Arabian graduate student named Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani has been charged, once again highlights the issue:  how to distinguish between Islamist extremists and moderate Muslim believers, both of whom have come to live in the West?


AirTran Flight 297

So, was this a language misunderstanding or terrorist dry run?  Look up the date.  Flight 297, Atlanta to Houston.  If this wasn't a dry run, I don't know what one is.  They wanted to see how TSA would handle it, how the crew would handle it, and how the passengers would handle it.  I'm telling this to you because I want you to know.  The threat is real.  I saw it with my own eyes.

Security Incident Aboard AirTran 297 Suggests Terror "Dry Run".  On November 17, an incident took place aboard AirTran Flight 297 scheduled to fly from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to Houston that the media does not want to cover and everyone from the airline to the TSA and other government agencies want to keep very quiet.

Was Air Tran Flight #297 a terrorist dry run?  Like Climategate, there is another story the national mainstream media has either missed or largely ignored, and that is the story of what really happened November 17th on Airtran's Flight 297 from Atlanta to Houston.  Much confusion remains about exactly what transpired that afternoon on a plane preparing for takeoff at Hartsfield International Airport.

Another flight disrupted by a group of Muslims.  It happened again on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, less than a month after the incident aboard AirTran Flight 297.  United Airlines Flight 227, scheduled to depart Denver International Airport at 1:50 pm Wednesday for Los Angeles was disrupted when several passengers who were described as Middle Eastern in appearance, confirmed by this investigator to be a group of Muslims traveling together, were removed from that aircraft due to suspicious behavior that originated in the terminal and continued to the airplane.


Fort Hood

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Fort Hood II

Muslim U.S. soldier arrested over 'plot to bomb Fort Hood' refused Afghan service.  An AWOL Muslim soldier who 'plotted to an attack' on Fort Hood shouted the name of a military psychiatrist accused of a 2009 shooting rampage at the base in his first court appearance today [7/29/2011].  Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo, was arrested yesterday near the base after police were alerted by a local gun shop owner that Abdo had been acting 'suspicious'.

Official: Soldier said he wanted to attack Fort Hood troops.  An AWOL Muslim American Army private arrested near Fort Hood has told investigators that he wanted to attack fellow soldiers at the military post, the police chief in Killeen, Texas, said Thursday [7/28/2011].  "Military personnel were a target of this suspect," Chief Dennis Baldwin told reporters about Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, who is expected to face federal charges.

New York Times Downplays Muslim Fort Hood Terror Plotter.  The New York Times downplayed the arrest of an AWOL Muslim soldier charged in connection with a plot to attack Fort Hood soldiers.  The newspaper all but ignored the role Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo's religious faith may have played in the alleged plot.  Abdo was arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood.  He was found with weapons, explosive, and jihadist materials.

How to stop a jihadi GI.  As a poster boy for the anti-war left, Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo seemed almost too good to be true:  an assimilated American Muslim turned soldier — turned pious conscientious objector, after it suddenly occurred to him that some of the guys he might be pointing his M4 at were Muslims too.  And he really was too good to be true.  As an Army deserter, accused child-porn aficionado and now admitted aspiring jihadi who botched his attempt to pull off a second Fort Hood massacre, the precocious Abdo has already managed to clinch the lowlife triple crown at age 21.

Killeen gun shop told police of suspicious buyer.  A gun store clerk who's a retired police officer alerted Texas authorities after a man purchased smokeless gunpowder and then asked what it was.

'Moderate' Muslim Plots Jihad Mass Murder at Fort Hood.  Yet another jihad mass murder at Fort Hood in Texas was narrowly averted last week, and its perpetrator, a Muslim soldier in the U.S. Army named Naser Abdo, was defiant.  Accused of plotting to construct bombs and detonate them in a crowded restaurant full of soldiers from Fort Hood, Abdo admitted his guilt in court last Friday and cried out "Iraq 2006" and "Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009" — name-dropping the Islamic jihadist who murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood in November of that year.

AWOL soldier indicted in Fort Hood bomb plot.  A federal grand jury indicted an AWOL soldier Tuesday [8/9/2011] on three charges in connection with a plot to bomb Fort Hood soldiers in Texas.

Abdo guilty of all charges.  A Waco jury found Pfc. Naser Abdo guilty of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder and four other charges Thursday afternoon [5/24/2012].  The AWOL soldier planned to detonate a bomb in a Chinese restaurant popular with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot the survivors.  Sentencing is set for the summer.  Abdo, who was flanked by five U.S. marshals as the sentence was read, showed no reaction to the verdict.

AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot.  A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Muslim soldier on six charges in connection with a failed plot to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops, his religious mission to get "justice" for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.

AWOL soldier plotting Fort Hood attack sentenced to life.  A soldier convicted of amassing bomb-making materials and plotting an attack on a restaurant popular with soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. [...] In May, a jury found him guilty on six federal charges:  attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder of U.S. officers or employees and four counts of possessing a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.



Raleigh, North Carolina

7 arrested in terror plot.  To neighbors in Johnston County, Daniel Boyd was a mild-mannered father who worked as a general contractor.  To U.S. intelligence officials, Boyd is an extremist with long, deep ties to terrorists in Afghanistan.  Investigators blame the senior Boyd for "radicalizing others, mostly young Muslims or converts to Islam, to believe in fard 'ayn, the idea that violent jihad is a personal obligation on the part of every good Muslim," according to the indictment.

Jihad, USA.  They don't look like al-Qaida terrorists.  Their photos in the local newspaper look menacing enough — but more like a crew that might knock over a convenience store or an ATM at a gas station.  Their apprehension this week by FBI agents in Raleigh, N.C., has their neighbors here talking about "homegrown jihadis" and has prompted the O-Team Department of Homeland Security to warn about "American extremists" once again.



The Bronx Bombers

Oh, and Incidentally ...  You gotta' love the New York Times and its hyper-politically correct sensitivities about revealing the ethnic or religious backgrounds of criminal suspects.  Thus we have today's front-pager:  "4 Accused of Bombing Plot at Bronx Synagogues."  Who were these four, I wondered?

Homegrown Islamic Jihad in the Bronx.  Four African-American converts to Islam, all of whom converted to Islam in prison, have been arrested by the FBI just as they attempted to bomb two Riverdale synagogues, (the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple), in the Bronx and a New York National Guard air base in Newburgh, New York where they lived and attended a mosque.  Why do I begin by clearly stating the race and religion of the terrorists?  Because the liberal mainstream media refuses to do so, or buries such facts on its back pages.

The Media, Islam & Political Correctness.  The New York Times has been assailed by conservative critics such as Dallas Morning News columnist and blogger Rod Dreher for downplaying a troubling aspect of the case:  all the suspects are Muslims.  (They had converted to Islam while in prison for drug offenses, theft and other crimes.)  The first Times report on May 20 mentioned this fact only in passing — despite a statement by New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference that the four had talked frankly about wanting to "commit jihad."

Jihad 'Bait & Snitch'.  It wasn't quite 72 virgins, but it did the job.  A slick FBI informant roped four Muslim converts into a horrific terror plot to blow up two Bronx synagogues and military jets by handing them piles of cash and gifts and even bags of weed, relatives of the suspects said yesterday [5/23/2009].

The Latest "Man-Made Disaster".  The first U.S. jihadi cell of 2009 was just busted by the FBI and New York City Police Department.  Four Muslim men were arrested in connection with alleged plots to blow up synagogues and shoot down military aircraft en route Iraq and Afghanistan.  Today's announcement is a true reminder that we are still under attack, eight years after September 11.  And it also means that we are still in a real WAR, not an imaginary "overseas contingency operation" or facing possible "man-made disasters."

Plot renews fears of radical Islam in US prison.  The arrest of four Muslim ex-convicts in an alleged homegrown terror plot in the Bronx is renewing fears about the spread of Islamic extremism in the nation's prisons.  At least two of the four men suspected of plotting to bomb synagogues and shoot down military airplanes converted to Islam behind bars.  The alleged mastermind is also a convert, and the fourth man identified himself as a Muslim when he entered prison.

N.Y. synagogue bomb defendants may claim entrapment.  Four ex-convicts accused of plotting to bomb synagogues and shoot down military planes apparently will claim they were lured into the conspiracy with gifts including cash and fried chicken.

Update:
Jurors convict Riverdale bomb plotters on 30 of 32 counts.  A jury today [10/18/2010] found four Muslim converts guilty of 30 of 32 counts in the May 2009 plot to bomb two Riverdale synagogues and shoot down military aircraft at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.



Little Rock

New Details Emerge On Military Recruitment Shooter.  A man with "political and religious motives" killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center, police said. ... Police arrested Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, along a crosstown interstate moments after the shootings at the Army-Navy Career Center in a shopping center in west Little Rock.

A Conspiracy of Euphemism.  The eight a.m. NPR news update today included word of the fatal shooting of one soldier and the wounding of another outside an army recruiting station in Arkansas.  The news reader, Nora Raum, outlined the incident and stated that the shooting appeared to have "religious motivations."  She did not name the suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, or tell NPR listeners what those religious motivations might be.  In other words, it could have been a radical Unitarian who gunned down the soldiers, or possibly a violent Presbyterian.

Little Rock Shooting Suspect Joins Growing List of Muslim Converts Accused of Targeting U.S..  The suspect in the deadly shooting at a military recruiting center in Arkansas is the latest in a series of Muslim converts accused of planning or launching violent attacks in the U.S., part of what security experts call an alarming domestic trend.  The attack came less than two weeks after a foiled bomb plot on two synagogues in Riverdale, N.Y., allegedly led by four men who converted to Islam in prison or shortly after their incarceration.

Did someone mention Islam in prison?

Jihad Returns to America.  Jihad came once again to American soil on Monday, when an American convert to Islam, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, began shooting at soldiers who were standing outside the Army-Navy Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Muhammad murdered Pvt. William Long, 23, and gravely wounded Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18.  Muhammad was charged with capital murder and — in a departure from authorities' practically reflexive dismissal of terrorism as a factor in virtually any act of violence by a Muslim — sixteen counts of committing a terrorist act.

More Targets Found on Arkansas Shooting Suspect's Computer.   The suspect in a deadly military recruiting center shooting in Little Rock, Ark., conducted Google Map searches of several sites there and in other U.S. cities, a law enforcement official tells FOX News.  The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security sent out an "e-mail alert" Tuesday night [6/2/2009] to local and state law enforcement, according to the official.  The source said they did not issue an "intelligence assessment" about the 23-year-old accused shooter, Abdulhakim Muhammad, as has been reported.

Man Claims Terror Ties in Little Rock Shooting.  A Tennessee man accused of killing a soldier outside a Little Rock, Ark., military recruiting station last year has asked a judge to change his plea to guilty, claiming for the first time that he is affiliated with a Yemen-based affiliate of Al Qaeda.

Update:
Little Rock Shooter Says He's with Al-Qaeda in Yemen.  On June 1, 2009, a Tennessee man born Carlos Bledsoe — but who changed his name to Abdul Hakim Muhammad — walked up to a military recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, and opened fire. ... He pleaded not guilty.  Last week, on January 12, this same man sat down and wrote a letter to the judge presiding over his capital murder case.  Abdul Hakim Muhammad asked that the judge change his plea to guilty.

Arkansas jihad.  An admitted jihadist who killed an American soldier on U.S. soil will be tried next week in Arkansas on a state charge of capital murder — not terrorism.  This is odd, considering that the Obama administration recently went out of its way to bring a Somali-born jihadist into U.S. federal court to face terrorism charges for what he may have done overseas.  Perhaps the White House thinks that if it turns a blind eye toward domestic Islamic terrorism, it won't really exist.

Man who killed soldier at Little Rock recruiting station pleads guilty.  An American-born terrorist who carried out a deadly shooting in front of an Arkansas military recruiting station pleaded guilty to his crimes in an Arkansas courtroom Monday, earning a life sentence without parole and avoiding the death penalty.

32 Grieving Parents with Absolute Moral Authority over Obama.  [Scroll down]  Next, I'd like you to meet Daris and Janet Long, the parents of the late Private William Long.  In June 2009, 23-year-old "Andy" Long was murdered at an Army recruitment center in Little Rock, Arkansas by an American-born Muslim convert.  Daris, an ex-Marine, is on a grief-stricken mission to see his son awarded a Purple Heart, since he was killed on active duty in a jihad-inspired attack.  But good luck with that in Obama's regime.

Obama's jihadist cover-up .  On June 1, 2009, Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, a Muslim convert who had recently traveled to Yemen and claimed to have al Qaeda connections, shot and killed U.S. Army private William Long and wounded private Quinton Ezeagwula at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Ark.  The White House waited two days before making a statement about this "criminal" attack, which omitted any reference to terrorism, the attacker or his jihadist motives.

I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.  [Scroll down]  I've seen the military refuse a Purple Heart to Private Andy Long, who was killed in 2009 outside an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas.  His murderer was an all-American boy who converted to Islam at Tennessee State University and traveled to a terrorist training camp in Yemen, before returning home to commit jihad.  Obama threatened to veto the entire 2013 Defense Authorization Act, because it awarded a Purple Heart to Private Long, whom the military claims is merely a victim of street crime.  See no jihad, hear no jihad, speak no jihad.



Fort Dix

6 arrested in plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix.  The six men charged with plotting the slaughter of U.S. soldiers in an armed assault on Fort Dix were held without bail this afternoon during an initial appearance in federal court in Camden.  The men, identified by authorities as homegrown Islamic terrorists inspired by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network, each spent about 10 minutes before a judge in U.S. District Court, saying they understood the charges against them.

6 Charged in Plot to Attack Army Post.  Six foreign-born Muslims were arrested and accused Tuesday [5/8/2007] of plotting to attack the Army's Fort Dix and massacre scores of U.S. soldiers … The defendants, all men in their 20s from the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East, include a pizza deliveryman suspected of using his job to scout out the military base.

Al Qaedism, Again.  Why would Albanian-speaking Muslim refugees from the Balkans try to murder American soldiers?  After all, the United States — not bin Laden's rag-tag jihadists — saved Bosnia and Kosovo?  And we did that by bombing the capital of a Christian European nation.  But then, why did a mixed-up Albanian Muslim in Salt Lake City, one Sulejman Talovic, go on a shopping-mall shooting spree?

Man pleads guilty in Fort Dix Six case.  A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty today [10/31/2007] to providing weapons to a group of men charged with planning to attack soldiers at Fort Dix.  Agron Abdullahu, of Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide weapons to illegal aliens.  He faces up to five years in federal prison when he is sentenced Feb. 6.  Five of the six defendants — Mohammad Shnewer, 22; Serdar Tatar, 23; and brothers Dritan Duka, 28; Shain Duka, 26; and Eljvir Duka, 23 — have been charged with plotting a paramilitary attack on Fort Dix that was inspired by al-Qaeda, the government says.

Liberal Media Downplays Threat Of Terrorism To Elect Democrats.  The plot to murder soldiers at Fort Dix was taken seriously by the F.B.I.  It said, after the plot was thwarted, "we dodged a bullet"  The F.B.I. said the terrorists had gone through a complete planning process, and that they were lucky to stop them.  But the Washington Post sounded the themes of the mainstream media and dismissed the whole threat as if it were nothing: "would-be terrorists … leaderless … [with] no rigorous military training."

Feds say it's okay to call the Fort Dix Five 'jihadis'.  Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say they should not be forced to drop references to Al Qaeda and jihad from the indictment of five men accused of plotting to attack soldiers on Fort Dix.  Lawyers for the men have asked a judge in federal court in Camden to delete such language, saying it was "inflammatory" and was included in earlier court filings to incite prejudice against the defendants.  In a response filed Friday [7/18/2008], prosecutors said the terms are central to the case, arguing that jihadist principles motivated the defendants.

Update:
5 Convicted of Plotting to Kill Fort Dix Soldiers.  Five Muslim immigrants were convicted Monday of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in a case that tested the FBI's post-Sept. 11 strategy of infiltrating and breaking up terrorist conspiracies in their earliest stages.  The men could get life in prison when they are sentenced in April.  The five, who lived in and around Philadelphia for years, were found guilty of conspiring to kill U.S. military personnel.

The Fort Dix Five.  What is the difference between the five Muslim immigrants convicted in a Federal court in Camden, New Jersey on Monday, and Bill Ayers and his comrades in the Weather Underground?  The answer:  not much, except for the outcome.

Did someone mention Bill Ayers?

Another update:
Duka brothers get life terms for plotting Fort Dix attack.  Three of the five men convicted of plotting an armed attack on Fort Dix were sentenced to life in prison today.  The Duka brothers, Eljvir, Dritan and Shain, maintained their innocence before sentencing in federal court in Camden.  Defendants Mohamad Shnewer and Serdar Tatar are scheduled for sentencing tomorrow [4/29/2009].



Salt Lake City

Police identify gunman as 18-year-old Bosnian.  Police Tuesday [2/13/2007] identified the gunman accused in Monday night's Trolley Square shooting as Sulejman Talovic, an 18-year-old Bosnian refugee who lived in Salt Lake City.

Coworkers:  Talovic 'stayed to himself'; FBI rules out terrorism.  Snyder said nothing had been completely ruled in or out yet as a motive.  Addressing concerns from some in the public that Talovic's Muslim beliefs may have played a role, she said there was still no evidence pointing either way as to whether that was the case.

Salt Lake Jihad?  When Sulejmen Talovic entered the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City Monday night [2/12/2007] with a shotgun, a pistol, and a backpack full of ammunition, he intended to "kill a large number of people," according to Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. … Why did Talovic do it?  No one knows. … Could he have been motivated by jihadist sympathies?

[Most news articles about the incident omitted any reference to Talovic being a Muslim.]

Coworkers:  Talovic 'stayed to himself'; FBI rules out terrorism.  Addressing concerns from some in the public that Talovic's Muslim beliefs may have played a role, [detective Robin Snyder] said there was still no evidence pointing either way as to whether that was the case.  The FBI said it has no reason to believe the shootings were an act of terrorism.

Utah Authorities Guard Against Backlash.  Mayor Rocky Anderson blasted vitriolic Internet postings and e-mails sent to newspapers that concluded the shooter was an Islamic terrorist, calling such criticism "unjustified" and "outrageous."

[Oh, really?  He's a Muslim.  He committed an act of terrorism.  He killed as many strangers as he could — in a shopping mall — in the final violent act of his life.  Why then is it so "outrageous" to call him a terrorist?]

What Motivated the Salt Lake City Shooter?  We are, of course, not supposed to mention the elephant in the room, but at least one editor was asleep at the wheel when this story went through.

The Salt Lake shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome.  If you only read the news as reported by the Main Stream Media, you would never know that we had just recently experienced another Jihad style attack by a Muslim on American soil. ... The media showed an interesting and obvious reluctance to initially disclose, let alone discuss, eighteen year old Talovic's religious persuasion.

The Salt Lake City Murders: A Jihad?  This article is being written on behalf of the victims of the Trolley Square murders perpetrated by Sulejman Talovic, a Bosnian immigrant who went on a shooting rampage at a Salt Lake City shopping mall on February 12, 2007.  The FBI and mainstream media have all but ruled out the murders had any link to terrorism.

Mall shooting prompts Bosnian backlash fears.  The mayor and police chief assured Bosnian immigrants Thursday [2/15/2007] that authorities would not stand for any backlash against them after an Bosnian teenager shot five people to death in a crowded shopping mall and then died in a shootout with police.

Father of Shooter Believes Someone Told His Son to Kill People.  The father of Trolley Square shooter Sulejmen Talovic apologizes over and over for the ordeal.  Suljo Talovic says no one who knew his son saw this coming, and he believes someone pushed him to do it.  Suljo Talovic doesn't know where his son got the guns or how he learned how to use them.

The Editor says...
I find it difficult to believe that this killing spree came as a complete surprise to the young man's family, friends, and co-workers.  A sane, well-adjusted and peaceful person doesn't suddenly produce a collection of firearms and ammo, and then go out in a blaze of glory.  Nobody knew he had a gun or a grudge?  In almost all the incidents recounted on this page, the surviving family members claim that the perpetrator had always been a harmless citizen, and there must be someone else to blame.  Nonsense!



San Francisco

Just Nuts?  What would possess a Muslim motorist to drive around San Francisco Bay Area streets in his SUV and deliberately run over pedestrians, including kids?  Insanity, shrugs the mainstream media.  Omeed Aziz Popal was taken into custody Tuesday [8/29/2006] after a hit-and-run spree that terrorized pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists for a full hour, killing one and injuring 14.  The news treated the bloody rampage like a random act of violence. … War is no time for apologetics.  In their tired effort to claim the mantle of tolerance, the media only disserve Americans by continuing to sugarcoat the ugly truth about the enemy.

Driver's rampage:  "Everyone needs to be killed," Omeed Aziz Popal calmly told officers as he sat in the back of a police car after a hit-and-run rampage that left one person dead in Fremont and 19 injured in San Francisco.  Just why the 29-year-old unemployed automotive worker allegedly said that remains a mystery.

Leaning over backwards indicates head not screwed on straight.  Omeed Popal was 29 years old, but apparently totally sheltered and controlled by his parents, who, according to the paper, "believed they needed to protect him from America's 'evil society.'"  He had recently traveled to Afghanistan to be married to a woman his family picked out for him.



Nashville, Tennessee

Cabbie Runs Down Students.  Two students visiting from Ohio were coming from a bar downtown when they got into an argument with their driver over religion, said police.  After they paid the driver he allegedly ran them down in a parking lot.  Ibrihim Ahmned, of United Cab, was arrested and charged with assault, attempted homicide and theft.

Muslim Cabbie Tries to Run Down Fares.  The Religion of Peace has struck in Nashville, Tennessee, where a local cabbie tried to run down a couple of customers after an argument over religion became heated, leaving one of them hospitalized.  Ibrihim Ahmned was arrested and charged with assault, attempted homicide, and stealing the license plate he was using on his cab.

Apparently unrelated incident in Nashville:
Man Confesses To 'Jihad Operation' Murder In Nashville.  A former TSU student on trial for murder in Arkansas said he killed a man in East Nashville in 2006.  Abdulhakim Muhammad is accused of killing one Army soldier and wounding another outside a military recruiting station in 2009.  He's now confessed to shooting a Nashville man as part of a "Jihad Operation."



Rockford, Illinois

'Lone Wolf' Charged With Plotting Attack During Christmas Rush.  A Chicago-area man has been charged in an alleged plot to attack a local mall and government buildings.  Derrick Shareef was arrested Wednesday as he attempted to buy grenades and a handgun from an undercover FBI agent posing as a weapons dealer.

Feds Arrest Man They Say Planned to Detonate Grenades in Illinois Shopping Mall.  A man has been arrested by federal agents on charges of planning to set off hand grenades at an Illinois shopping mall on Dec. 22 as part of his plan to commit "violent jihad" against civilians.  Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford, was arrested when he carried out a rendezvous with an undercover agent in a parking lot to trade a set of stereo speakers for four grenades and a handgun.

Mall bomb suspect's mother shocked at his arrest.  Even before federal agents said they foiled his terrorism plot, Derrick Shareef's growing commitment to radical Islam worried his mother. … Shareef converted to Islam seven years ago, a move that did not surprise his mother.  Shareef's father was a member of Nation of Islam, led by minister Louis Farrakhan, and several paternal relatives practiced the faith.

Jihad in Rockford, IL:  What the MSM Won't Tell You.  President Bush and supporters of the war in Iraq have told us that "We're fighting them over there so that we don't have to fight them over here."  Apparently, someone forgot to explain that to Derrick Shareef.  This 22-year-old black man converted seven years ago to the Nation of Islam.  Over 24 hours after the first news reports, his race and the black Muslim connection are still missing from national news reports.

23-year-old pleads guilty to 'jihad' plot at Rockford mall.  A 23-year-old man who dreamed of waging violent jihad while under surveillance by the FBI pleaded guilty Wednesday [11/28/2007] to plotting a hand grenade attack on a Rockford mall crowded with Christmas shoppers.  Derrick Shareef, 23, a softspoken, bushy bearded young man apparently inspired by the violent acts of Mideast terrorists, faces 30 years to life when he is sentenced March 14, according to federal prosecutors.

Update:
35 years for man who offered speakers for grenades.  A one-time admirer of Osama bin Laden who plotted a hand-grenade attack at a mall jammed with Christmas shoppers — and tried to trade two stereo speakers for the weapons — was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday [9/30/2008].  Derrick Shareef of Rockford said he once admired bin Laden as a sheik and a scholar but has changed his views and opposes violence.




The Three Guys with 1000 Cell Phones

Three Middle Eastern Men Found With 1000 Cell Phones, Now Face Charges.  Around 1:00am August 11th the three men purchased cell phones from the Wal-Mart store on M-81 near the corner of M-24 in Caro [Michigan].  Wal-Mart places a limit on the number of cell phones that can be purchased at once, that number is three.  The three men allegedly bought 80 by purchasing them three at time so that an alert wouldn't be triggered by the cash register.  They also paid cash.

Three Texas Men Arraigned on Terror Charges.  Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan.  A magistrate set bond at $750,000 for each of the men, who are charged with collecting or providing materials for terrorist acts and surveillance of a vulnerable target for terrorist purposes.

FBI:  No Terror Groups in Cell Phone Case.  The FBI said Monday [8/14/2006] it had no information to indicate that the three Texas men arrested with about 1,000 cell phones in their van had any connections to a known terrorist group.  Authorities had increased patrols on Michigan's 5-mile-long Mackinac Bridge after local prosecutors said investigators believed the men were targeting the bridge.

The Editor says...
Terrorists use cheap disposable cell phones one time only and throw them away, as an untraceable means of communication.  And any time young Muslim men are going from one Wal-Mart to another in the middle of the night, buying hundreds of cell phones with cash, they're up to something.  This is not just a group of enterprising young men hoping to sell the phones at a profit.  If that were true, they wouldn't have opened up all the packages.  Have we learned nothing about Islamic terrorists in the last several years?  Any time young Muslim men do anything as unusual as this, it is more than a little suspicious.



Naveed Afzal Haq in Seattle

 Read this   'Lone Individual'.  The smoke had barely cleared in Seattle, where one Naveed Afzal Haq, a 30-year-old Muslim, killed one woman and shot five others Friday after taking a 13-year old hostage and forcing his way into the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, when the effort began to tamp down the significance of the event.

'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel'.  On the eve of the Jewish Sabbath, a 31-year-old man claiming he was upset about "what was going on in Israel" opened fire at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building, killing one person and wounding five women, one of them pregnant.  Three of the women were in critical condition Friday night [7/28/2006] with gunshot wounds to the stomach.

Open Season on Jewish Women.  [Naveed Afsal] Haq's brutal attack is no ordinary crime.  It is the product of an Islamic culture that denigrates women in general and a jihadist culture that specifically seeks to destroy life.  Thus, many Islamic suicide killers will purposely target pregnant women or women with small children before they blow themselves up.

Seattle Suspect Hid Behind 13 Year Old.  The man suspected in a fatal shooting rampage hid behind a potted plant in a Jewish charity's foyer and forced his way through a security door by holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl's head, the police chief said.

Media ignores or downplays homegrown terror attack in Seattle.  Are these the actions of a crazy person?  A crazy person might cause harm to himself, maybe even someone close to him.  Haq, though, did not know anyone at the Seattle Jewish Federation.  He traveled some distance late last month from central Washington, getting there after determining his target following an Internet search for "something Jewish."

Update:
Accused Jewish center shooter pleads insanity.  Naveed Haq, accused of shooting six women — one fatally — at a Seattle Jewish center last summer, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday as prosecutors tacked on 11 additional charges against him.



Baltimore County, Maryland

Moviegoer Killed In Maryland.  As his victim lay bleeding in the aisle, police say Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar walked out of the theater, placed the gun with one bullet left on a counter and told the manager he had shot someone.

Same story:
Muslim Shooting Spree in Jewish Community?  The victim was Paul Schrum, 62, from the 900-block of Bittersweet Road. … The Reisterstown area is Baltimores largest community of Jewish families.

And again...
The Jihad That Failed:  "Leaderless resistance" barely dents the USA.  Was it just a random moment of violence, or was it an act of jihad?  The shooter is called Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar — not a name that suggests Buddhism or Scientology — and Owings Mills is a heavily Jewish suburb.



Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Quite a stretch.  On March 3, Mohammed Taheri-azar, a 22-year-old graduate of the University of North Carolina, rented an SUV and drove it into "the Pit," an area between two libraries on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill where students congregate, injuring nine.  Mr. Taheri-azar told police he made the attack "to avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world."  Mr. Taheri-azar smiled and waved at his arraignment, and told reporters he was "thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah."

Calling terror terror at UNC:  In an obvious case of terrorism, a Muslim alumnus of the school attempted to run down and kill a large crowd of students in a popular meeting area on campus.  However, the school's hard-left, P.C. mentality has not allowed the chancellor to provide a sufficient response to the incident.  Indeed, he will still not even acknowledge the heinous act as one of terrorism!

Alleged UNC campus crasher said he wanted to use a gun.  A man charged with trying to kill students by hitting them with a car said he would have preferred using a gun but screening laws were too stringent, according to a letter read at a hearing in his case.  Mohammed Taheri-Azar drove a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd of students March 3 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and hit nine people, none of whom had life-threatening injuries.

Sudden Jihad Syndrome (in North Carolina).  A just-graduated student named Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, and an Iranian immigrant, drove a sport utility vehicle into a crowded pedestrian zone.  He struck nine people but, fortunately, none were severely injured.  Until his would-be murderous rampage, Mr. Taheri-azar, a philosophy and psychology major, had a seemingly normal existence and promising future.

Media won't report radical Islamic events.  Most of the world today not only is in denial concerning the truly appalling likely consequences of the rise of radical Islam, it often refuses to even accept unambiguous evidence of its existence.  The latest minor example of the latter is occurring at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Students Are Terrorized.  But It's Not "Terrorism".  On Friday afternoon [3/3/2006], an act of terrorism at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill left students and faculty in disbelief, wondering why a former student would ram an SUV into a crowded group of students.  Many of them extended their disbelief to include a willful denial that the attack was an act of terrorism at all.

Muslim Suspect Charged With Driving Into Crowd at UNC to Offer Mental Defense.  Mohammed Taheri-Azar, 24, told investigators he hoped to "avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world" when he drove the rented SUV into the plaza at the school's Chapel Hill campus in March 2006, authorities have said.  Nine people were injured, none seriously.

Update:
Muslim student agrees to plea for crashing into UNC's Pit.  A former student accused of plowing his sport utility vehicle into a campus crowd, hitting nine people, in a self-professed bid to avenge Muslim deaths overseas pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree attempted murder.



The DC Snipers, aka the Beltway Shooters

A Case for Private Eyes.  [Scroll down]  The apprehension of the alleged Beltway snipers should not make us more trusting in local law enforcement and crime investigators; in fact, it should do the opposite.  The incentive structure inherent in government kept agencies from seeking the right people and sharing information.

The Psychology of Junior Sniper Lee Malvo:  There is no such thing as a psychological disorder which leads people to become so loyal that they're willing to kill.  It's conjecture and excuse-making taken to a nearly incomprehensible extreme.

The Washington DC Snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo:  Numerous additional links to news articles about this case.

Malvo pleads guilty to 6 sniper shootings.  Lee Boyd Malvo, the junior member of the Washington-area sniper tandem, pleaded guilty today [10/10/2006] to murdering six people in Montgomery County in October 2002, and his lawyers said they are trying resolve other shooting cases in other states in which he is a suspect.

Teen Sniper Malvo Gets Life Without Parole.  A judge sentenced teenage Beltway Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to life in prison without parole Wednesday [3/10/2004], but he may still face the death penalty if other states have their way.  It is unclear what will happen next with the 19-year-old, who took part in an October 2002 killing spree in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 people dead.

Police union probes Moose.  The police union here has formed a special committee to investigate Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose's handling of look-out information during the Beltway sniper manhunt, union officials told WorldNetDaily.  Officials complain that Moose, who led the multi-agency sniper investigation, withheld critical information about the sniper suspects from investigators and patrol officers, thereby jeopardizing their safety.

D.C. sniper Malvo confesses to killing Tucson man on golf course, police say.  One of the Washington D.C. snipers confessed to killing a man on a Southeast Side golf course four years ago, Tucson police said Friday [10/27/2006].  The confession from Lee Boyd Malvo on Thursday brings a sense of closure to Jerry Taylor's family, who for many years have believed that Malvo and fellow sniper John Allen Muhammad were behind the slaying on March 19, 2002.

The Rise and Fall of Charles Moose:  Was it just a coincidence that the publicized spate of shootings began in Moose's jurisdiction?  Moose and Muhammad had served in the Oregon National Guard at the same time but in different units in Portland.  Moose claims they never met.  Can we take that at face value, now that we have proof Moose lied about several important aspects of the case?  Why, after shooting deaths by the same rifle were confirmed in other states didn't the FBI take over as the lead agency?  By leaving Moose in charge, police were led on a wild goose chase looking for a white man driving a white van or truck.  Members of the task force, presumably including the FBI, knew there were credible eyewitness reports to the contrary.

The Rush From Judgment:  Like many people, it crossed my mind early in the Beltway Sniper case that this might be a terrorist attack.  I reserved judgment, realizing — unlike the armchair experts who flocked to fill airtime on cable news channels — that I did not know all of the facts available to the police.  But the moment I heard the suspect's name, John Muhammad, the conclusion was obvious.  These killings were motivated by a version of the same Islamic ideology that has inspired mass murder around the globe.

The other beltway shooter:  At least one crazed Middle Eastern gunman has sought revenge on behalf of Muslims by gunning down Americans near the nation's capital and slipping in and out of our country with murderous ease.  Could it be happening again?

Back when they were looking for the Beltway snipers...
Police suppress terrorism angle:  ATF official says releasing descriptions of Mideast suspects would cause "panic".

Malvo calls daughter of sniper victim.  In March 2002, Malvo shot and killed [Cheryll] Witz's father, Jerry Taylor, as he practiced chip shots on a golf-course practice green.  Taylor's murder was a precursor to a killing spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area, in which the teenage Malvo and partner John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people and wounded three others over a three-week span that began Oct. 2, 2002.

Read this article:
Rehabbing The D.C. Snipers.  When news of the snipers' identity first broke, CNN anchors were so determined to avoid making the obvious connection to radical Islam that they called the lead sniper, a Muslim convert, by his old name.  Police were looking for John Allen Muhammad, but CNN insisted on referring to him as John Allen Williams.  Now the network has completely scrubbed Islam from the picture, offering child abuse (boo-hoo) and spousal revenge as alternative motives for the snipers' bloody rampage.  Nowhere in its one-hour special — promoted as "The Minds of the D.C. Snipers"  — is Islamist brainwashing even hinted as a motivating factor behind their serial assassinations.

John Allen Muhammad:  Hating America:  Did Muhammad convert to Islam out of a sincere, spiritual conversion and awakening?  Or, did he convert, as some do, to say, "Screw you," to America, the West and to non-Muslims, thus providing a scapegoat for his failed life?

The Snipers:  Crazy or Jihadis?  [W]hen Muslims engage in terrorism against Americans, the guiding presumption must be that they see themselves as warriors in a jihad against the "Great Satan."

John Allen Muhammad:  Convert to Violence?  It came as no surprise to learn that the lead suspect as the Washington, D.C.,-area sniper is John Allen Muhammad, an African-American who converted to Islam about 17 years ago.  Nor that seven years ago he provided security for Louis Farrakhan's "Million Man March."  Even less does it amaze that he reportedly sympathized with the 9/11 attacks carried out by militant Islamic elements.  All this was near-predictable because it fits into a well-established tradition of American blacks who convert to Islam turning against their country.

Jury Finds John Muhammad Guilty in Sniper Trial.  The announcement Tuesday afternoon [5/30/2006] followed four weeks of prosecutors, experts and witnesses presenting evidence against Muhammad and Muhammad defending himself with the argument that he had been framed.

November Execution Date Set for Muhammad.  A Northern Virginia judge Wednesday set Nov. 10 as the execution date for sniper John Allen Muhammad, whose wave of random shootings terrified the Washington region in 2002.

The Editor says...
Why not execute him sometime next week?  Or maybe tomorrow morning.  What's the holdup?

DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection.  The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday [10/27/2009].

Muhammad executed for sniper killing.  John Allen Muhammad, the sniper who kept the Washington region paralyzed by fear for three weeks as he and a young accomplice gunned down people at random, was executed Tuesday night [11/10/2009] by lethal injection.

DC sniper claims conspirators in William Shatner interview.  Convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tells actor William Shatner on a cable TV special that he and his partner tried to recruit fellow shooters for their 2002 spree and that his accomplice killed one man for backing out, according to the program set for airing Thursday [7/29/2010].

The return of the DC snipers?  [Scroll down]  The key to magnifying the impact of small terror attacks is to hit the same target repeatedly, to build critical momentum and generate the sense of fear for which terrorism was named.  We saw this model in action in the October 2002 DC sniper attacks.  Two men — John Muhammad and Lee Malvo — armed with a rifle and a modified sedan kept the national capital area in a state of anxiety for three weeks.  They had little training, no elaborate plan, and no media strategy.

Years later...
Lee Boyd Malvo, 10 years after D.C. area sniper shootings: 'I was a monster'.  Malvo's attitude provides a sharp contrast to his posture 10 years ago.  Shortly after his arrest, a boastful, defiant Malvo told investigators that he fired the bullet that killed [Linda] Franklin.  He laughed and pointed to his head to show where the bullet struck.  Told about Malvo's words, one of those investigators said he wouldn't be surprised if Muhammad fired the fatal shot and thinks Malvo might be coming to grips with what he did.



Los Angeles International Airport

Nothing to see here.  Move along.  The watchdogs in the national press … insist on clouding our vision.  Since 9/11, I've reported on the media's reluctance to highlight the convicted Washington, D.C.-area snipers' Islamist proclivities and journalists' refusal to call Egyptian gunman Hesham Hadayet's acts of murder at the Israeli airline counter at Los Angeles International Airport on July 4, 2002, "terrorism."

Los Angeles airport shooting kills three.  A gunman opened fire Thursday [7/4/2002] at Los Angeles International Airport while standing in line at the ticket counter of Israel's El Al Airlines, officials said, killing two and wounding four others before an airline security officer shot him dead.

"An isolated incident at LAX":  When I heard an FBI spokesman try to dismiss the Fourth of July attack on El Al passengers at Los Angeles International Airport by Egyptian Muslim Hesham Mohamed Hadayet as "an isolated incident," something about those words troubled me.  I had heard them before.

The FBI's B.S.:  It seems as if the only ones who refuse to acknowledge that this was terrorism are the folks at the FBI.  It seems that they are not willing to go any further than to say that the gunman, came to LAX with the intent to kill.  Just how dumb do they think we are?

Terror and Denial:  It is obvious why Hesham Mohamed Ali Hadayet targeted Jews in a highly visible place on so prominent a date:  to engage in terrorism against Israel.  But one important institution — the U.S. government — claims not to know Hadayet's goals.



The ingredients for future terrorist attacks

Muslim Hacking Suspects Could Read Every Email Dozens Of Congressmen Sent And Received.  Imran Awan bullied central IT to bend the rules for him so there wouldn't be a paper trail about the unusually high permissions he was requesting.  And their actions were not logged, so members have no way of knowing what information they may have taken, the central IT employee said.  Awan ran technology for multiple House Democrats, and soon four of his relatives — including brothers Abid and Jamal — appeared on the payroll of dozens of other members, collecting $4 million in taxpayer funds since 2010.  U.S. Capitol Police named him and his relatives as subjects of a criminal probe on Feb. 2, and banned them from the complex's computer networks.  But members of Congress for whom they worked have downplayed their access or publicly ignored the issue.

There Are 1000 Potential Terrorists in the US Being Investigated Today!  A Department of Homeland Security official, speaking under anonymity, said on Monday that they were currently more than "1,000 investigations into potential domestic terrorists inspired or motivated by ISIS."  The Official also said that investigations were under way by the FBI into around 300 possible terrorists who came into the US as refugees.

House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised.  Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.  Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday [2/2/2017], The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three Sketchy House Intel Staffers Fired During Probe of Security Breach.  This is, well, sketchy — to say the least.  The Daily Caller is reporting that three House Intelligence "staffers" have been fired as part of an ongoing security probe.  Abid Awan, Imran Awan and Jamal Awan, are three brothers who worked within the IT department for members of the House Permanent Intelligence Committee.  Yes, you read that correctly.  You might remember, the House Intelligence Committee is part of the deepest oversight network with responsibility over the most sensitive and secretive government intelligence, including covert anti-terrorism activity.

Germany has 7,000 terror suspects at large and is finding it 'almost impossible' to monitor them, former UK intelligence chief says.  Germany is finding it 'almost impossible' to keep track of around 7,000 potential terror suspects in the country, a former British intelligence chief has warned.  Richard Barrett, who was head of counter-terrorism at MI6, said the authorities were finding the number of 'live' cases unmanageable.  The grim assessment came as German security services face difficult questions following the Berlin Christmas market massacre.

Europe Braces Itself For More ISIS Attacks By Muslim Children.  European officials are reportedly worried by a rising trend of Islamic State-inspired attacks by young children.  A 12-year-old Iraqi refugee child was arrested Dec. 15 for trying to use a nail bomb to blow up a German Christmas market.  The arrest was preceded by a brutal ax attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee, who hacked four tourists before being neutralized by German authorities.  In both cases the assailants were inspired by ISIS propaganda.  The week before the 12-year-old's arrest German police arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, for plotting a terror attack on a public building in Bavaria.  The two young boys had ISIS flags among their possessions, mirroring the flag found among the Afghan refugee's possessions.

DHS Gave Somali Muslims Security Briefings, Tours in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports.  Judicial Watch today [12/21/2016] released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis "community engagement tours," including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports — Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio.  The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications regarding a "Community Engagement Tour" in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on February 18, 2016.

Water Plant Trespasser Is Released, Then Vanishes.  Clean drinking water is essential for our health, so when a man with a foreign passport is discovered trespassing in a protected Chicago water plant, the FBI and Homeland security are alerted.  Authorities say Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag, containing a passport from Pakistan.  He was charged with trespassing, then vanished. [...] Augustine, who may have lived in Palatine at one time, has had numerous previous arrests.  He has pleaded guilty to two separate drug charges in Wisconsin.  And last year he was charged with a misdemeanor after Palatine police stopped him with "an ax in the waistband of his pants" and a gym bag containing an expandable baton, duct tape and more.

Muslim-Americans in eight states were questioned over the weekend about a possible pre-election terror attack.  A civil rights organization says Muslim-Americans in eight states were questioned over the weekend over a pre-election terror threat.  The FBI announced last week that it had received a threat from al Qaeda, planned for Monday.  The threat targeted the states of New York, Virginia and Texas, but no further details were released.  Over the weekend, the Council on American Islamic Relations received reports from Muslim-Americans in eight states, who said they were approached by FBI agents who wanted to speak to them about the alleged threat.  Those states included California, Washington State, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kansas Oklahoma, Florida and Texas.

Iowa Gov:  There Are Major Islamic Terrorists In Iowa — They Are Living In Every State; Can Strike Any Day.  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad issued a warning on Monday [10/10/2016] saying that there are major Islamic terrorists in Iowa, who can strike any day.  The Des Moines Register reported on Branstad stumping for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, who has been quoted as saying that terrorism, and we all know that it is Islamic in nature, is not a threat to our nation.

Hack your targets with machetes, Islamic State tells lone wolves.  Islamic State (IS) modules and 'lone wolves' in India have lately been instructed by their handlers to focus on hacking their targets, particularly foreign citizens, to death with big chopping knives or machetes.  "We have gathered that IS modules and lone wolves here are being told by their handlers not to risk gathering explosives, assembling IEDs or illegally buying automatic weapons for attacks.  Instead, all they need to do is buy big chopping knives or machetes, which would neither raise suspicion nor involve a huge cost," a senior intelligence official told [Times of India].

Maryland imam praises ISIS beheadings.  A Muslim cleric in Maryland, who has openly endorsed the Islamic State terror group and funded at least one Muslim convert who was arrested for buying illegal explosives, has not been charged or arrested because, according to authorities, he hasn't broken any laws.  Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa, an imam at mosques in Annapolis and outside Baltimore who also serves as a prison chaplain, has posted gruesome videos showing Islamic State fighters, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, beheading and burning alive their enemies and praised terrorist attacks overseas, The New York Times reports.

Dozens of Afghan troops training in US have vanished from military bases.  Nearly four dozen Afghan troops training in the U.S. have vanished in less than two years, officials confirmed Thursday [10/6/2016].  At least 44 Afghan troops have left their assigned bases since January 2015, calling into question their training programs' screening processes.  Of those 44, 25 were reported Absent Without Leave, or AWOL, in 2015, and 19 have gone AWOL this year.  At a press briefing Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said 32 of the missing Afghans had been located.

Who was that bagheaded woman taking pictures of a Jewish school in Brooklyn?  The incident took place last week on Thursday afternoon [9/29/2016] at approximately 2:30 p.m.  The woman, dressed in Muslim supremacist garb, showed up at the Yeshiva Imeri Yosef Spinka school located at 15th avenue and 58th street.  She proceeded to take photos and look around all sides of the building as if to stake out the place.

Leaked FBI Data Reveals 1000s Of Terrorist Encounters In The USA.  If Bush were still president, would this be a front page story?  Shouldn't it be even if he's not?

Secret Report:  Terrorists Running Wild Within U.S. Borders.  The Obama administration has been concealing the staggering breadth of terrorist activity in the United States — quantified as close to 8,000 terrorist encounters in a recent year — a leaked government report suggests.  There are disturbing parallels between the Obama administration's ongoing cover-up of the true extent of terrorist operations in the U.S. and its election season cover-up four years ago of the real causes of the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012. [...] There have been 92 Muslim terrorist plots in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001.  The overwhelming majority of those plots took place during Barack Obama's presidency.

Missing Afghans Raise Terrorism Fears.  Several Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the United States disappeared from U.S. military bases this month, according to Pentagon and Homeland Security officials.  "During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during international military student programs," Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans said.  Three of the Afghan military trainees fled from a Pentagon training program two weekends ago during the bombing spree in New York and New Jersey by Afghan-born bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, raising concerns among security officials that the missing Afghan students may be linked to terrorism or plans for attacks in the United States.

Germany says over 500 potential attackers currently in country.  Germany's interior minister has warned his country is host to hundreds of potential Islamist terrorists who could carry out attacks against the European nation.  Thomas de Maiziere told the Bild newspaper there were at least 520 potential attackers currently in the country, according to Reuters.  Another 360 people, he said, were also relevant targets for police due to their ties to potential terrorists.  "The terror threat now stems from foreign hit teams as well as fanatical lone wolves in Germany," de Maiziere said.

Calling for Another Nice-Style Attack, ISIS Suggests Jihadists Try Baseball Bat, Power Screwdriver.  A new video out of ISIS' Al-Khayr province in Syria suggests jihadists emulate the on-hand weaponry of the Nice attack with at-home items such as a power screwdriver, baseball bat or hypodermic needle.  The death toll in the July 14 attack on the French coastal city, in which a Tunisian living in Nice drove a cargo truck into a Bastille Day crowd, rose to 86 a few days ago as another man died of his injuries.  Eighty-three were killed at the scene.  French authorities initially declared that the truck driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, had no known links to terrorism.  The attacker's uncle said Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, claimed by ISIS as one of their own, was recruited by an Algerian shortly before the attack even though he "didn't pray, didn't go to the mosque and ate pork."  His choice of a truck as a weapon has been fueling the ISIS call for lone jihadists to use whatever weapons are convenient and less likely to arouse suspicion.

Arab men taping Kettering church Mass prompts probe.  Kettering Police and Ascension Catholic Church leaders say two to three Arab men who entered the church Sunday and began videotaping the service were studying Christianity.  The men's activity alarmed some parishioners who contacted police which prompted officers to respond.  "While their actions did arouse suspicion, we believe their actions were simply a breach of proper etiquette," a statement on Ascension's website read Thursday morning.  "While current evidence suggests that they intended no ill will, the Kettering police and other appropriate agencies are continuing to thoroughly investigate the matter and are keeping us aware of their findings."

31 Suspected ISIS Terrorists Have Been Arrested in the U.S. in the Past Year.  In the past year 31 suspected ISIS terrorists have been arrested by American law enforcement, and three attacks have taken the lives of 63 people and wounded an additional 81 civilians.  The suspected terrorists have been arrested for crimes ranging from planing to travel overseas to join ISIS fighters to soliciting the killing of American soldiers.  Those arrested range from a 15 year old too young to be named to a former Army National Guardsman.

Why is Virginia a Haven for Would-be Jihadists?  Already this year, six men from the "Cavalier State" have been arrested on terror-related charges — two of them in July alone.  Another man has joined the Islamic State in Syria.  Two of those charged were stopped from making a similar trip.  These most recent arrests, one on July 3, the other on July 8, were based on charges of planning to provide material support to ISIS.

Are You Living Next to a Jamaat ul-Fuqra Jihad Training Camp?  There is an immediate need to demand Islamists in America be deported.  Enabled by an inept and impotent Congress, President Obama has allowed Islamist non-profit organizations affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to thrive, fostering an integrated terrorist network in more than half of our United States.  There are more than 107 Islamist non-profit organizations in 29 states that financially support and are supported by the Muslim Brotherhood — and have ties to IS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist groups.  These organizations sponsor conferences, workshops, speakers, and materials advancing Muslim Brotherhood teachings and Islam.

ISIS Video Threatens San Francisco, Shows Golden Gate and Skyscraper.  A new video released by ISIS today [6/26/2016] that heavily praised Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen also made specific threats against San Francisco and Las Vegas.  The video, released by ISIS in Mosul, rolls images of Mateen and news footage of the Pulse attack on June 12.  Also shown is the footage shot by Larossi Abballa during his June 13 attack on a French police commander and his family.  Abballa livestreamed on Facebook his statement from inside the home of his victims Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, and Jessica Schneider, 36, a police station secretary, during the attack in Magnanville, about 30 miles outside of Paris.  Born in France of Moroccan heritage, Abballa said he was following the directive of al-Baghdadi for jihadists in their home countries to kill the infidels in their homes.

Experts: Uranium-238 confiscated in Georgia was intended for buyers abroad.  The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 18 the State Security Service of Georgia (SSSG) reported about a detention of six persons, three Georgian citizens and three — Armenian ones.  According to special services, they tried to sell radioactive uranium-238 for 200 million US dollars.  A container with the radioactive material was found in the house of one of the detainees.

ATF investigating theft of 32 cases of commercial grade fireworks.  The ATF is investigating the theft of 32 cases of commercial grade fireworks from a Detroit-bound CSX train that originated in Chicago, the agency confirmed to Fox News. [...] The official said the stolen explosives were very dangerous and posed a great risk to the public.  The explosives were described as 2½ to 5 inch aerial fireworks that are regulated, meaning handlers must have a permit before using them and they are not to be set off by the general public.

Feds Search for More Than 500 Pounds of Explosives Stolen from Train.  While the explosives are fireworks, it's commercial grade material.  Remember, the Boston terrorists bought fireworks as a possible explosive source for their bombs, and from the same store where the failed Times Square bomber bought his fireworks used in his attempted car bomb.

Update:
Most Fireworks Recovered After Theft From Train; Two Cases Still Missing.  This is somewhat good news, but two cases are still missing, and there's been no arrest.  They found the 30 cases based on a tip, so perhaps they're close to an arrest.

Georgia:  Six caught trying to sell $200 million in uranium.  Authorities in the former Soviet state of Georgia have arrested six people for trying to sell $200 million worth of uranium, Reuters reports.  "Officers of Georgia's State Security Service detained three citizens of Armenia and three citizens of Georgia," Savle Motiashvili, a security service investigator, told reporters.  "The members of the group were planning to sell the nuclear material, uranium-238, for $200 million when they were detained.  He did not elaborate on the origin of the uranium nor whether there was an intended purchaser.

2,000 "Ticking Time Bombs" in U.S. — and Counting.  A growing chorus of U.S.  politicians, pundits and scholars are calling for closer monitoring of U.S.  mosques, the number of which has grown exponentially since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on U.S.  soil.  Experts on Islamic terrorism are calling the estimated 2,500 to 3,100 mosques in America "ticking time bombs."  Every state now has at least one.  California and New York lead the way, each with more than 500 mosques, followed by Texas with just over 300.

At least 22 Islamic radicals linked to the Paris and Brussels attacks could still be at large.  At least 22 radical Islamists from Europe linked to the terror network behind the Brussels and Paris attacks are suspected to be still at large, putting security services on high alert as they rush to prevent the Islamic State from striking again in the region.  Many of the fugitives have been involved in previous Islamic State plots, officials say, and almost all of them have spent months or years fighting in Syria.

Hackers with 'Syria Ties' Infiltrate Water Utility's Control System.  According to The Register, a UK-based news site about tech security and related issues, "hackers infiltrated a water utility's control system and changed the levels of chemicals being used to treat tap water."  The hackers had "ties to Syria," and the attack, although the location of the utility has not been revealed and its name has been changed in reports, seems most likely to have taken place in the United States.  This is yet another indication of how determined jihad terrorists are to murder Americans in large numbers.

Man Arrested In Connection To Incendiary Devices On Tyngsboro Power Lines.  The FBI arrested a Chelmsford man Saturday morning in connection to incendiary devices that were found on power lines in Tyngsboro.  On Wednesday afternoon [3/30/2016] Tyngsboro firefighters knocked down a brush fire on Locust Ave.  and in the process noticed devices on the power lines that seemed out of place.  National Grid employees who responded to the scene called police, who summoned the FBI to inspect what were determined to be incendiary devices.

Muslim hackers infiltrate water utility's control system, change levels of chemicals used to treat tap water.  The location of the utility has not been revealed and its name has been changed in Verizon's report, but given the fact of Verizon's involvement, this likely happened in the U.S. — all the other incidents discussed in the report linked in The Register's article took place in America.  And we know that jihadis have long wanted to poison the water supply.  As far back as 2002, the feds arrested two jihadis who were carrying plans about how to poison water supplies.  In 2003, al-Qaeda threatened to poison water supplies in Western countries.  In 2011, a jihadi in Spain likewise planned to poison water supplies.  And in May 2013, seven Muslim "chemical engineers" were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir, a key supply of water for Boston, after midnight.  Only months later and indirectly did we hear that it was a "criminal matter."

17 men detained, questioned in SoCal for firing guns, yelling 'Allahu akbar'.  Federal and local law enforcement authorities Tuesday [3/29/2016] are investigating after 17 men were detained for reportedly firing off hundreds of rounds in a remote part of Apple Valley.  San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies and an FBI agent were among the units that detained the men — reportedly all of Middle Eastern descent — who were camping out in the Deep Creek Hot Springs area Sunday morning, authorities said. ... A 911 caller reported hearing over 100 shots fired and seeing five to seven men wearing turbans and shooting "assault rifles, handguns, and shotguns," according to a Sheriff's Department statement.

FBI Probing 17 Armed Middle Eastern Men 'Chanting 'Allahu-Akbar Type Stuff' in CA Desert.  The FBI is now investigating a group of 17 Middle Eastern men camping in the Mojave Desert who were briefly detained on Easter Sunday [3/27/2016], then released, after a 911 phone call was made to the Victor Valley Sheriff's Station alleging that they had fired over 100 shots in the area.  "They were up all night chanting 'Allah akbar'-type stuff," an unidentified police officer was heard saying on an audio recording from a police scanner that was posted online.

17 Men Reportedly Heard Chanting, Firing Off Shots In Apple Valley Detained, Released.  The FBI on Tuesday [3/29/2016] continued to investigate an incident in which 17 men were detained for reportedly firing off hundreds of rounds in a remote part of Apple Valley.  San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies and an FBI agent responded to the scene Sunday morning and detained the men — reportedly all of Middle Eastern descent — who were camping out in the Deep Creek Hot Springs area Sunday morning, authorities said.

Homeland Security seeks thieves who stole 43 propane tanks.  Police are trying to find two men who they say stole 43 propane tanks from two industrial sites in the last week, and have alerted their Homeland Security division as a safety measure.

Terror Plot In Missouri: What is Going On?  Missouri just became ground zero for some intense evolving events that have occurred there recently.  In the last week, six Walmarts were visited in the wee hours of the morning by at least two Middle Eastern men.  At each stop they purchased 60 burner phones.  They couldn't be arrested because technically they did nothing illegal.  Cell phones can be used for communications in terrorist cells and as detonators for bombs.  ISIS just released a snuff film in Syria showing rebel prisoners who had explosives placed underneath them.  The thugs stood off and detonated the bombs with their phones and rebel bits went everywhere.  Just think what they could do with over 360 phones and those are just the ones we know about.  As concerning as those events were, it gets even worse.  Over the last two weeks in Missouri, dozens of propane tanks have been stolen from various locations.  As with the cell phones, the FBI says they are not concerned.  Really?

Large amount of explosives found in Pulaski County, Missouri.  A large amount of explosives was found in rural Pulaski County early Saturday morning [12/12/2015].  According to Pulaski Sheriff Ron Long, a hunter in the Mark Twain National Forecast located the "substantial amount" of explosives on a jeep trail.  The hunter called the Sheriff's Department and a deputy confirmed the items were explosives and secured the area.

Police investigation into mass cellphone buys now includes stolen propane tanks.  The bulk purchases of more than 200 cellphones from seven Missouri Walmarts over the course of a single weekend continues to draw the attention of law enforcement — particularly combined with the theft of more than 48 propane canisters in the state during the same time frame. [...] Police in Columbia, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Lebanon, Ava, Jefferson City and Macon have each said they've received reports about large numbers of cellphones bought in area Walmarts.  The majority of purchases occurred during the late-night hours of Dec. 4 and the early-morning hours of Dec. 5.

Missouri Mass Cell Phones, Stolen Propane Tanks and Now Mystery Man in Woods.  After numerous articles all around Missouri citing strange bulk throw-away phone purchases, and then a report of stolen propane tanks, a trail-cam catches a picture of a strangely behaving man in the woods and social media erupts.

Police in Missouri: Dozens of Propane Tanks Missing From Nearby Stores.  A string of burglaries has caused federal officials to begin an investigation in Kansas City, MO, according to a report from KFOR.  This investigation comes almost a week after the purchase of 100 prepaid cell phones from two local Walmarts, which employees found suspicious and reported.  Now, federal officials have been notified of dozens of stolen propane tanks from nearby stores.

Multiple cell phone purchases at 3 Missouri Walmarts raise suspicions.  In less than a week, law enforcement agencies in three different Missouri cities have investigated the purchase of large quantities of cell phones at Walmart stores.  In two cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was contacted.  Last Saturday [12/5/2015], KSPR reports that police were called to a Lebanon, Mo., Walmart when two men purchased about 60 cell phones early in the morning.  Police tell KSPR that terrorists can use cell phones as bomb detonators in addition to using them for communication, and can be hard to track if prepaid.

Number of reports of mass cell phone buys grows in Missouri.  The FBI is aware of reports of men visiting Walmart stores in several cities in Missouri and purchasing or trying to purchase large quantities of cellular telephones.  An FBI spokeswoman won't say exactly how much its agents are delving into the purchases.  Some of the cities where the purchases and attempted purchases are reported by police and media are Macon, Columbia, Jefferson City, Lebanon, Ava, Jackson and Cape Girardeau.

Police, FBI called after men purchase hundreds of phones from Missouri Walmart stores.  Federal officials were called after dozens of cell phones were purchased in four different cities in Missouri in less than a week.  Police are investigating the purchase of cell phones at Walmart stores in Columbia, Jefferson City, Lebanon and Macon.

Multiple cell phone purchases at 3 Missouri Walmarts raise suspicions.  In less than a week, law enforcement agencies in three different Missouri cities have investigated the purchase of large quantities of cell phones at Walmart stores.  In two cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was contacted.  Last Saturday, KSPR reports that police were called to a Lebanon, Mo., Walmart when two men purchased about 60 cell phones early in the morning.  Police tell KSPR that terrorists can use cell phones as bomb detonators in addition to using them for communication, and can be hard to track if prepaid.

Missouri police investigate purchase of 100 cellphones at separate Walmarts.  The first reported purchase happened Friday night [12/4/2015], when several men bought dozens of phones around 9:30 p.m. at a Columbia Walmart, ABC 17 reported.  The men paid in cash, according to a witness.  Then, just before 4 a.m. on Saturday, two men bought about 60 phones in Lebanon, according to KSPR.  Police were called and interviewed the men, but did not detain them.  "These people were, they were foreign-speaking," said Laclede County Sheriff Wayne Merritt, who encouraged citizens to call the cops if they observed odd activity.

Attackers sever fiber-optic cables in San Francisco area, latest in a string.  Someone deliberately severed two AT&T fiber optic cables in the Livermore, Calif., Monday night, the latest in a string of attacks against the Internet's privately run backbone.  AT&T is offering a $250,000 reward in connection with the latest attacks.  AT&T's fiber optic network is legally considered a critical piece of the nation's Internet infrastructure, and any attackers are subject to both state and federal prosecution.  The FBI already has an open investigation into 14 similar attacks on California Internet backbones since last summer.  Livermore is a San Francisco Bay Area suburb that's home to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and many high-tech commuters.

Mideast hackers target U.S. gas pumps.  Hackers from Syria and Iran are on the prowl to hold a neighborhood or city's gasoline supply up for ransom, or, worse, cause it to spill and explode, with Washington being high on the target list, according to a new report.  The report, issued over the weekend by a group of digital security sleuths, found that a number of groups, including the notorious Syrian Electronic Army — known for hacking news groups — are looking for soft targets they can take control of easily through the Internet, and use to cause a variety of mayhem.

California Power Substation Attacked in 2013 Is Struck Again.  The Silicon Valley power substation that was attacked by a sniper in April 2013 was hit by thieves early Wednesday morning [8/27/2014], according to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, despite increased security.  The substation, near San Jose, Calif., is the source of energy for thousands of customers, and the idea that it was the target of a well-organized attack, and that it might have been disabled for an extended period, raised anxieties about the possible broader vulnerability of the grid.  The attack this week did not involve gunfire, and it did not seem intended to disable the facility.

Manalapan man found stuck in United Water pipe indicted for criminal trespass.  The 27-year-old Manalapan man who was found stuck in a 20-inch pipe at a United Water facility in January has been indicted for criminal trespass.  On Tuesday, a Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted Asaf Mohammad, 27, of Emily Road in Manalapan, for fourth-degree criminal trespass stemming from an incident when he allegedly entered a United Water Matchponix treatment facility without authorization.

Memo details terrorist's 'dry run' aboard flight last month.  We've been hearing these reports for years, but this appears to be the real deal.  On a flight from Washington to Orlando last month, several Middle Eastern men caused what was termed a commotion and "appeared to be conducting a test run to gauge procedure and reaction to an in-flight threat during an incident aboard US Airways Flight 1880 from Reagan National Airport to Orlando International Airport on Sept. 2," according to Fox News.

Pilots union warns of 'dry run' by possible terrorists on US flight.  Security experts for a major airline's pilot's union have warned members that potential terrorists conducted apparent "dry runs" aboard domestic flights in recent weeks, and urged flight crews not to be pressured into taking to the skies if they are fearful.  A memo from the U.S. Airline Pilots Association, which represents more than 5,000 pilots who fly for US Airways, cites "several cases recently throughout the (airline) industry of what appear to be probes, or dry runs, to test our procedures and reaction to an in-flight threat."

Refusal to Answer.  The official Massachusetts State Police statement on the 5 men and 2 women arrested for trespassing near the largest man-made water reservoir in the U.S. just days after the Boston Marathon bombings is "no comment," but that's not the end of the story.  Publicly, MSP cannot legally release the names or other information about the 7 individuals because they haven't been officially charged with any crimes, despite the state police department's efforts to reverse that decision by a magistrate judge from the East Hampshire District Court which serves Belchertown, MA where the reservoir is located.

Fake Military Documents, Weapons Found in Abandoned Pickup.  A dry cleaner and former member of the U.S. military has been arrested after suspicious documents and weapons were found in his crashed pickup truck early Tuesday [10/2/2012]. [...] The owner of the truck, 29-year-old Azeez Ahmed Alghaziani, is a former member of the U.S. military, an American citizen, and the owner of a dry cleaning business in the shopping center.

Women at Love Field 'acting suspiciously'.  Dallas police and federal terrorism officials are investigating two women, both dressed in camouflage pants under their traditional Muslim robes and scarves, who were seen conducting what appeared to be surveillance and acting suspiciously at Dallas Love Field.

Airport watch figure confirms terrorist tie.  One of the subjects of a Dallas police intelligence bulletin, Asma Al-Homsi, says she's known convicted terrorist Wadih el Hage and his wife for more than two decades.  Mr. el Hage, a former Arlington resident and naturalized U.S. citizen, was the personal secretary of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden before he was sent to prison.  But Ms. Al-Homsi said she still considers him and his wife to be close friends.

One more dot to connect:
Prof in '03 plague scare sets off airport shutdown.  The suspicions airport security officials had when they saw the metal canister grew when they learned about the man who brought it in from the Middle East:  a scientist who sparked a bioterrorism scare after he reported missing vials of plague samples seven years ago.

Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base.  A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.

10 of 17 Afghans Who Deserted U.S. Air Force Base Remain Missing.  Ten of 17 Afghan military deserters who walked away from a training program on a U.S. Air Force base in Texas remain at large, sources close to the situation told Fox News on Friday [6/18/2010], and seven of the men have been accounted for.

Six Questions About the AWOL Afghans:  [#1]  Why are we just hearing about this situation now, when some of the people on the list have been missing for two years?  And when the most recent person to go missing was six months ago.  Has something changed?  What's happened to make us — all of a sudden — become more alert?

Number of Afghans Gone AWOL in U.S. Reaches 46.  A be-on-the-lookout alert issued last month for 17 Afghan military men who walked away from an Air Force base in Texas has turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg.  No fewer than 46 members of the Afghan military have gone absent without leave from the Defense Language Institute's English Language Center at Lackland Air Force Base in recent years, FoxNews.com has learned.

'BMWs' Help Afghans Go AWOL From Texas Air Base.  A loose network of Mexican-American women, some of whom may be illegal immigrants, have been responsible for helping numerous Afghan military deserters go AWOL from an Air Force Base in Texas, FoxNews.com has learned.

Law enforcement's premature dismissal of terrorism as a motivating factor is puzzling — and harmful.
Inverse False Alarms.  The FBI's national spokesman was already prepared to dismiss a connection to terrorism the day after ricin was found in a Las Vegas hotel room. … It is, of course, too early to declare that the Las Vegas incident was connected to terrorism.  But law enforcement's announcement to the contrary was almost certainly premature — and is part of a larger pattern of officials dismissing acts of violence as unrelated to terrorism long before they are in a position to know.

Cache Of Weapons Found In Dallas Apartment.  Federal sources tell CBS 11 News that law enforcement officers have confiscated a large cache of weapons found in an apartment near the federal building in downtown Dallas. … Authorities tell us the tenant travels to the Middle East frequently and just returned from there this morning.  That information and the amount of weapons found lead to the involvement of the North Texas Terrorism Task Force.  However, authorities say there is no reason to suspect terrorism as a motive.

The Editor says...
Yeah, right.  It's just a guy who spends a lot of time in the Middle East and has a downtown Dallas apartment full of weapons.



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Paris airport attack investigated as terrorism, suspected man known to police.  The 39-year-old suspected attacker killed at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday [3/18/2017] after trying to wrestle away a soldier's weapon had already crossed authorities' radar for suspected Islamic extremism.  Paris prosecutors said the suspect's house was among scores searched in November 2015 in the immediate aftermath of ISIS-led suicide bomb-and-gun attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.  Those searches targeted people with suspected radical leanings.

Chilling final words of Paris airport attacker who shot at cops before he was killed.  A convicted criminal with links to radical Islam shouted 'I am here to die for Allah, there will be deaths' seconds before he was shot dead during an attack at Paris Orly airport.  The 39-year-old, named locally as career criminal Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was killed after wrestling a soldier's gun from her and fleeing into a McDonald's.  He sent a text message to his brother and father stating 'I shot the police', shortly before he was killed.

Bus plows into parade crowd in Haiti, killing 38.  At least 38 people were killed and 13 others injured in northern Haiti after a bus plowed into a festival crowd before dawn Sunday [3/12/2017], in what local authorities said was a hit and run incident.  The bus, owned by the transportation company Blue Sky Logistics, was carrying people from the northern Haitian city of Cap Haitien to the nation's capital, Port Au Prince.  The bus encountered streets crowded with revelers celebrating Rara, a popular festive season in Haiti that stretches from Mardi Gras until Easter Sunday. [...] The driver fled the scene on foot and is still at large, police said.

The Editor says...
Certainly sounds like the Muslim terrorist M.O.

Another Axe on Islam's Crazy Train.  In a Dusseldorf train station, Fatmir, a Muslim refugee from Kosovo, went on the attack with an axe.  His victims included several adults and a 13-year-old girl.  The authorities are blaming his attack on that familiar standby; drug and psychological problems.  There have been quite a few Muslims in Germany boarding the crazy train and trying to ride it all the way to the 72 virgins, dazzling white camels and musk mountains of Islamic paradise.  In July, a Muslim refugee took an axe and assaulted passengers on a train in Würzburg while shouting, "Allahu Akbar".

Muslim Pre-School Teacher in Texas Suspended for 'Kill Some Jews' Comment.  A Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) activist and pre-school teacher has been suspended from her job because of her anti-Semitic comments on Twitter.  University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) student Nancy Salem, who teaches young kids at The Children's Courtyard in South Arlington was outed by Canary Mission, a campus watchdog group, along with dozens of others for racial hatred.  EAGnews.org posted some of the offending tweets made by Salem, a staunch supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police.  [Scroll down]  The driver, who is believed to have been carrying a knife, then got out of his car, police said.  A short time later, he was intercepted by a police patrol and shot by an officer following a short standoff.  The suspect, a 35-year-old German whose identity wasn't released, was taken to a hospital and underwent an operation.

The Editor says...
Hit people with his car.  Jumped out of the car with a knife.  Name was not released.  Yep.  That's the Muslim M.O.

Police: Dallas teacher threatened to kill staff unless he was given raise.  A Dallas teacher was arrested after he reportedly threatened to kill the staff if he didn't get a raise, police said.  Omar Alanis, 29, was a world history teacher at Seagoville High School and reportedly used his school email account to message the principal and other administrators that they should pay him and another teacher the "Master Teacher Salary" and back-pay them from August of last year, Fox 4 News reported.

'Islamic Bonnie and Clyde' charged with Australia terror plot.  A self-described Australian "Islamic Bonnie and Clyde" couple were Wednesday charged with planning a terrorist act, which reportedly involved a Sydney stabbing attack.  The pair, Sameh Bayda and Alo-Bridget Namoa, both 19, were already in custody accused of collecting documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts.

"Islamic Refugee" With Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico Border County.  Despite official denials from authorities Judicial Watch stands by its reporting, which was subsequently corroborated by National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers Chairman Zack Taylor.  Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region's gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch.  Authorities describe the woman as an "Islamic refugee" pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico.  County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) has been deployed to the area to investigate, sources with firsthand knowledge of the probe confirm.

Man Sought After Explosion Rocks Customer-Packed Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena.  Police are searching for a man who set off an explosive device in a Cheesecake Factory restaurant packed with customers in Pasadena Thursday [2/2/2017].  The explosion was reported about 6:08 p.m. after witnesses say a man threw something in the restaurant located at 2 West Colorado Blvd., the Pasadena Police Department stated in a news release. [...] Witnesses described the person who threw the device as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern man, about 6 feet tall with a thin build and a heavy beard.

Man tosses explosive device into crowded Southern California restaurant.  Panic erupted at a Southern California Cheesecake Factory on Thursday night [2/2/2017] after a man tossed in improvised explosive device, police said. [...] The suspect was described as a Latino or Middle Eastern man, about 6-feet tall and sporting a "heavy beard," according to the Orange County Register.  He was seen wearing black clothing and a black beanie.

Arizona Muslim Immigrant Convicted of Helping New York Muslim Join ISIS.  An Arizona man was convicted Monday [1/30/2017] on charges he helped a New York college student join the Islamic State group in Syria, a verdict Manhattan's top federal prosecutor offered as proof that civilian courts can handle terrorism cases.  Ahmed Mohammed el-Gammal, a bespectacled suburban Phoenix man, did not immediately react as the jury foreman read the verdict to end the three-week trial.

Fireworks Shot at Church, Police by Mob Shouting 'Allah Akbar'.  Although local authorities in Dortmund, Germany called New Year's Eve a "quiet" and "normal" night, video footage has emerged of a crowd of reportedly close to a thousand men chanting "Allah Akbar," reported Breitbart.  Some can be seen launching fireworks at the police and a historic church in Dortmund.  The roof of the St Reinolds, Germany's oldest church, burned in the attack.

Revealed: 1,000-Man Mob Attack Police, Set Germany's Oldest Church Alight on New Year's Eve.  At New Year's Eve celebrations in Dortmund a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted 'Allahu Akhbar', launched fireworks at police, and set fire to a historic church.  Already by 7 pm a man was hospitalised with first-degree burns to his face and hands after fireworks were hurled at a group of homeless people outside the city's main train station.  More than two dozen people were injured at festivities in Dortmund, some seriously.

1,000 Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar" set fire to Germany's oldest church on New Year's Eve.  This is war, but only one side is fighting.  Those who are dismayed at what Muslims in Germany are doing, and what to stop it, are denounced as neo-Nazis.

Istanbul governor: at least 35 dead in attack on nightclub.  An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others in what the province's governor described as a terror attack.

Muslim Terrorists Butcher Eight Hundred And Eight People, Pillage Fifty Three Villages, And Destroy Sixteen Churches.  The Catholic Church in Nigeria has confirmed that Islamic terrorists in the Southern Kaduna region have butchered eight hundred and eight people, pillaged fifty three villages and destroyed sixteen churches.

Nine Arrested for Aiding ISIS, Had Blended Into Society Near Nation's Capital.  A recent report issued by the Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center aims to instruct federal and local law enforcement officers how to spot Islamic State operatives who have otherwise blended into society and become difficult to detect.  In the report are nine arrests since 2014 of Northern Virginia residents charged with aiding ISIS through distributing propaganda, communications, traveling to Syria, and preparing for jihad, as The Washington Times report.

Islamic State arrests reveal jihadi threat near seat of U.S. government.  Law enforcement agencies have arrested nine Northern Virginia residents on charges of aiding the Islamic State since the terrorist group rose to power in Syria and Iraq in 2014 and launched social media propaganda to attract followers, a government message to police states.  The Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center issued profiles of the nine in a Dec. 21 report labeled "law enforcement sensitive."  Such reports are designed to help state and federal agents recognize trends in the types of individuals who are influenced by the Islamic State's message and how they communicate across terrorist networks.

Seven Arrested As Australian Police Foil Christmas Day Terror Plot.  Seven people have been arrested and the makings of a bomb seized in raids that police say foiled a Christmas Day terror attack on central Melbourne.  The targets of the attacks were Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, and St Paul's Cathedral, in the CBD of Melbourne.  Seven people were arrested and the makings of a bomb seized in raids across the city's suburbs on Friday morning.  Of the seven, five are still in custody and will face court today.  One of the arrested was born in Egypt and four others in Australia, police said.

Brothers arrested for plotting terror attack on Germany's main shopping centre.  Two brothers have been arrested on suspicion of plotting an attack on a shopping centre in Germany, authorities have claimed.  The pair, from Kosovo, are believed to have been planning an attack in the busy shopping district of Oberhausen, northwest Germany.  Essen police said:  "The 28 and 31-year-old brothers born in Kosovo are suspected of having prepared a possible attack in the shopping centre in Oberhausen."

German police arrest two men over alleged plot to attack shopping centre.  German authorities have arrested two brothers on suspicion of planning an attack on one of the country's biggest shopping centres, in the western city of Oberhausen, according to police.  The two men, aged 28 and 31, are originally from Kosovo, they said.  It was not clear if there was any connection with the attack on Berlin's Breitscheidplatz on Monday night, in which a man drove a truck into a Christmas market, killing 12 people.

Muslim Terror For Christmas.  On the 5th of December, a 12-year-old Iraqi boy planted a nail bomb in a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen.  The Muslim boy left the nail bomb in a marketplace filled with jolly plastic Santas bearing knapsacks of presents and booths full of chocolates built like cottages covered with twinkling lights.  Inside was his Christmas present to the little boys and girls of this German city, a glass jar filled with powder and surrounded by nails.  Islamic terror had come like a bitterly cold wind from Iraq to Ludwigshafen.  The aspiring Muslim serial killer has already become known as the "Kindergarten bomber."

Ohio Muslim sentenced in Capitol jihad plot yells:  "Allah is in control, not this judge!".  A 22-year-old man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group shouted out his support of Allah and called the court system "rigged" on Monday [12/5/2016] after being sentenced to 30 years in prison.

20 Year-Old Muslim Convert Planned Terrorist Attacks In Virginia, North Carolina For Islamic State.  As the mainstream media continues to ignore the problems with Islam, Muslim Islamic State sympathizers are actively working on behalf of the terrorist organization to kill Americans.

3 more Twin Cities men sentenced for conspiring to join Islamic State.  Three Twin Cities men were sentenced to prison Tuesday [11/15/2016] for plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, as a federal judge concluded the second day of sentencings in a case that shined a light on terror recruiting in the state.

German anti-terror police carry out dawn raids on more than 200 properties belonging to ISIS-supporting 'True Religion' group that 'recruits jihadists'.  Hundreds of German police have launched coordinated raids this morning in ten of the country's 16 states hunting for ISIS supporters and recruiters among a Salafist group calling itself 'The True Religion'.  Armed police and elite SEK anti-terror units were involved in the raids on more than 200 apartments and offices belonging to organisers and supporters of the group which publicly backs the aims of ISIS.  At the same time as the raids across Germany at 6.30am, the government announced that the group was being banned for good.

Arizona: Muslim gets 8 years for plot to bomb Phoenix DMV.  An Arizona teenager who the FBI has said professed to be an "American jihadist" was sentenced on Friday [11/4/2016] to eight years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime on probation, for plotting to bomb a state motor vehicle office.  Mahin Khan, 18, described by his parents as developmentally disabled, received one more year than the minimum prison term he faced during an emotional court hearing in Phoenix for his guilty plea to crimes committed while he was still a minor.

Burka-clad female ISIS supporter who converted to Islam screams 'Allahu Akbar' while attacking German police with a knife.  A burka-clad female ISIS supporter who converted to Islam screamed 'Allahu Akbar' while attacking German police with a knife, it has emerged.  Police had gathered outside her apartment block in Mülheim an der Ruhr after receiving a phone call early on Sunday morning [10/30/2016] to say she was 'going berserk'.  The neighbours said she was hurling furniture, books and clothes to the street five storeys below her apartment.  Police had to break down the door to her flat where she was armed with the knife.

Indiana: Muslim Pleads Guilty to Distributing Info on Explosives; Plotted Attack in U.S..  Marlonn Hicks, 30, of Crown Point, Indiana, pleaded guilty to distributing information regarding the manufacture and use of explosives, with the intent that the information be used for and in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Indiana: Muslim admits sending bomb-making instructions in Islamic State jihad plot.  Marlonn Hicks is evidently yet another convert to Islam who has somehow gotten the idea that his new religion requires him to commit treason and mass murder.  Authorities remain resolutely uninterested in this phenomenon, however.

Manhunt for suspects after 4 stabbed at Germany train station.  German police are hunting a crazed knife gang who stabbed four people at train station in Frankfurt.  The attack occurred at Hauptwache station and cops have confirmed that all four victims are in the hospital.  A motive for the gruesome assaults has not been established but police are reportedly hunting several suspects.

The Editor says...
Notice that the assailants are assumed to be crazed.  Their motive is a complete mystery to the police.

Court docs:  Woman arrested on terrorism charge was helping imprisoned husband.  Investigators believe the Florence woman arrested on charges of terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism was helping her husband, a radicalized member of the Islamic faith who is serving a life prison for first-degree murder, with a plot to murder a warden.  FBI agents arrested Michelle Bastian, 49, Wednesday morning at her workplace, a bakery in Chandler called Urban Oven where she was a bookkeeper.  They also served search warrants at her Florence home.

Manhunt for German bomb plot suspect; 1 man in custody.  German police searched nationwide Sunday [10/9/2016] for a 22-year-old Syrian man believed to have been preparing a bombing attack, who slipped through their fingers as they were closing in on him, and were questioning a second Syrian man on suspicion he was involved in the plot.

Driver shouting 'Allahu Akbar' tried to run over pedestrians in Vienna — media citing police.  Police detained a 21-year old man in Vienna after he deliberately tried to run over pedestrians while shouting "Allahu Akbar" out of his car.  No one has been injured and officials are now investigating the motivation behind the man's behavior.  The incident happened at around 11:00am local time in the district of Favoriten on Thursday [9/29/2016].

Fresno veteran says terrorist crashed into him at 100 mph.  Scott Alcala was driving to San Jose to play golf with his father, when he says he was hit by another car.  Witnesses say a car going extremely fast swerved into Alcala, causing him to fish tail and cross into oncoming traffic.  Alcala said, "I saw the suburban coming right at me about to T-bone right into the driver door and I thought that was it.  A second later I turned my head and just smashed into the barrier." [...] Alcala said, "The off-duty police officer went to talk to the other driver in his vehicle and he said, 'Are you alright?  That was way too fast,' and (the driver) said 'I didn't it on purpose.  It was in the name of Allah.'"

Man attacks San Francisco parkgoer with hatchet.  An assailant wielding a hatchet attacked a stranger for no apparent reason Monday [9/26/2016] in San Francisco's Jefferson Square Park before he was thwarted by two Good Samaritans, police said.  The 39-year-old victim was sitting in the Hayes Valley park when the man approached him and struck him with the handle of the hatchet, police said.  As the victim tried to run, the attacker continued hitting him with the hatchet's handle, police said. [...] Officers arrested a 23-year-old suspect, but police didn't release details on the attacker.

The Editor says...
If the police don't release information about the attacker, it means one of these four things (in decreasing order of likelihood):  He's either a Muslim, a black guy, an illegal alien, or an insane homeless bum who should have been locked up in a mental institution.  Otherwise, there is no reason to withhold the suspect's description, which will soon be a matter of public record.

Indiana: Muslim teen who sought local targets, indicted for terror support.  A federal grand jury indicted Akram Musleh on Wednesday [9/14/2016] on a charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization.

Terror on easyJet flight as migrant being deported to Venice screams 'Allahu Akbar' 29 times [...] in shocking two-hour frenzy.  Holidaymakers were forced to endure a terrifying two-hour flight alongside a migrant who repeatedly screamed 'Allahu Akbar' and 'death is coming' — as it emerged the Home Office is using budget airlines to deport illegal immigrants.  Children were reduced to tears and travellers feared a terror attack until it became clear that the handcuffed man was being guarded by Home Office officials.  But there was no official explanation from the captain or crew as he kicked, thrashed about and threatened passengers and crew in an expletive-strewn tirade.

Australian knife attack was 'inspired by ISIS,' authorities say.  An Australian man accused of attempted murder after stabbing another man outside Sydney was "inspired by ISIS", authorities said Sunday [9/11/2016].  Ihsas Khan, 22, was ordered held without bail after he allegedly attacked the 59-year-old victim while he was walking through a park in one of Sydney's western suburbs Saturday.  The unidentified victim was airlifted to a local hospital and listed in critical condition.  Police said Khan also attempted to stab an officer before his arrest.  He faces a life sentence if convicted.

Female terror suspect gunned down by French police and two others arrested after officer stabbed during special forces raid.  A 'fanatical and radicalised' female terrorist suspect was gunned down by French police tonight after stabbing an officer during a police special forces raid.  She was said to be planning an 'imminent attack' before being shot in the head in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, in the Essonne department, south of Paris.  As she was rushed to hospital with potentially life-threatening wounds, two women accomplices were also arrested.

Minnesota: Glencoe Muslim Threatened to Shoot, Blow Up Walgreens Gets Probation.  A Minnesota man was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to threatening to "shoot up" a Walgreens.  Twenty-three-year-old Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton of Glencoe pleaded guilty to terroristic threats April 25 and was sentenced Wednesday to 28 days in prison, which he has already served.

Muslim Terrorist Enters Police Station Then Repeatedly Stabs a Female Police Officer in the Throat in Toulouse, France.  The woman, who has not been named, was attacked at lunchtime on Tuesday [8/30/2016] in the Rempart Saint-Etienne area.  A man, reported to be of Algerian origin, tried to grab the officer's gun and it is understood that when he failed, he pulled out a knife, repeatedly stabbing her in the throat.

Muslim Pretends he is at Mass, then he Pulls Out an Axe and Attacks the Priest.  A Muslim suicide bomber pretending to be a Christian at a major Catholic Church surprised everybody when he stood up, ran at and slashed the priest with an axe, and tried to blow himself up.  But in nothing short of a miracle, the bomb just fizzled out and the congregation held him there until police came.

Philippine leader orders extremists crushed after beheading.  Abu Sayyaf extremists have beheaded a kidnapped Filipino villager after a ransom deadline lapsed in their first such brutal act under President Rodrigo Duterte, who pressed an order for troops to crush the militants.

The Editor says...
Somehow the AP writer left out the words islamist, islamic, and muslim from this report.

Muslim Man Charged In Terrorism Hoax After Allegedly Sending Letter Containing White Powder To A Mosque.  Said the Imam told him to do it.

Muslim Tries To Fake A "Hate Crime" By Sending Letter With White Powder To Mosque.  Sometimes all you have to do is give them the rope and they will hang themselves.

OKC man charged in terrorism hoax after allegedly sending letter containing white powder to a mosque.  An Oklahoma City man was charged Wednesday [8/24/2016] with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white powder meant to be mistaken for anthrax.  Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax.  Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and destruction of property.

Oklahoma: Another "Islamophobia" hoax crime exposed; mosque member arrested, CAIR imam implicated.  An Oklahoma City man was charged Wednesday [8/24/2016] with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white powder meant to be mistaken for anthrax.  Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax.  Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and destruction of property.

California: Man tried to behead grandparents after church, influenced by radical Muslims.  After a preliminary hearing that lasted under two hours, a judge ruled there was enough evidence to move forward with a trial against Nathaniel Scheiern, who police said was infatuated with and influenced by radical Islamists when he attacked his grandparents after attending church with them one weeknight in June of last year.

Jewish rabbi stabbed by attacker shouting 'Allah Akbar' in France.  A Jewish rabbi has been stabbed by an attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" in the city of Strasbourg, sparking fears France has fallen victim to another Islamist-inspired terror attack.  The attacker, who is understood to have been arrested, shouted the Islamic phrase meaning God is great during the attack, according to reports in French media.  The 62-year-old victim, who is described as belonging to the orthodox Hasidic sect, was injured in the attack in the Jewish Quarter, 500 metres from the Great Synagogue of Strasbourg.

Breaking: Knife attacker wounds three commuters in early morning train stabbing.  Three train passengers have been injured after a man attacked commuters with a knife on an early morning train in Austria, as Europe remains on high alert for another terror attack.  The stabbing took place on a train near the village of Sulz, in westernmost Vorarlberg province, with reports the attacker was a 60-year-old German man suffering from mental health problems.  The injured passengers — two of whom were teenagers — were sitting next to the suspect.

Churches take new security measures in face of terror threats.  As Father Josiah Trenham prepared to read the Gospel, several parishioners discreetly scooped up their babies, retreated up the aisles of St. Andrew Orthodox Church and out into the spring air, so as not to allow the crying of little ones to disturb the divine liturgy.  The time-honored tradition was shattered when a car passed by the Riverside, Calif., church, slowing down as the front passenger leaned out of his window and bellowed menacingly through a bullhorn, according to witnesses.  "Allahu Akbar!" the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances.

DC Metro Transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS.  A Washington, D.C., Metro Transit police officer who was a convert to Islam and once dressed up as Jihadi John for Halloween was charged on Wednesday with trying to provide material support to ISIS — the first time a law enforcement officer has been charged with an ISIS-related crime.  Virginia resident Nicholas Young, 36, who has served with the department since 2003, was arrested Wednesday morning [8/3/2016] by FBI agents.

FBI: Detroiter built up arsenal, talked of an attack.  A Detroit man who allegedly bought high-grade explosives from an undercover agent after amassing an arsenal of weapons and talking about carrying out an attack was charged Monday [8/1/2016] following an FBI counterterrorism investigation.  It is unclear from court filings whether Sebastian Gregerson, aka Abdurrahman Bin Mikaayl, was planning an attack and why he allegedly was purchasing explosives from an undercover FBI agent.  Court records chronicle a 16-month undercover investigation that started after a tipster told the FBI that Gregerson, 29, had grenades and bazookas.

US Capitol plot suspect due in court for plea hearing.  An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is due in court for a change-of-plea hearing

FBI: Detroit man built arsenal, talked attack.  A Detroit man who allegedly bought high-grade explosives from an undercover agent after amassing an arsenal of weapons and talking about carrying out an attack was charged Monday following an FBI counterterrorism investigation.  It is unclear from court filings whether Sebastian Gregerson, aka Abdurrahman Bin Mikaayl, was planning an attack and why he allegedly was purchasing explosives from an undercover FBI agent.

Horror at German department store as attacker grabs display knife in latest stabbing.  A knife-wielding attacker has carried out a vicious stabbing at a department store in Cologne in the latest act of violence to strike Germany. [...] Investigators are looking into whether the attacker suffered with mental health problems.  There is no indication that the stabbing was terrorism-related although Germany is on high alert for another Islamist-inspired attack after a string of incidents in the last 10 days.

The Editor says...
As usual, the authorities are at a loss for any possible motive.  The guy must be mentally ill.  No evidence of any connection to terrorism.  And there's no mention of the perpetrator's name, either, probably because it would provide too many clues to the obvious.

Washington: Muslim "Refugee" Who Raped Grade-School Girl Flees to Dubai Days Before Trial.  How many other Muslim migrant rapes of American girls have there been?

Washington child rape suspect reportedly bolts to United Arab Emirates before trial.  Two days before a man in Washington state was set to stand trial on charges of raping and molesting a grade-school girl, he reportedly jumped on a flight to the United Arab Emirates, in a move that outraged the girl's family.  Officials weren't alerted to the fact that 49-year-old Khalid Fathey had left the country before court proceedings got underway in Kennewick on Monday, the Tri-City Herald reported.  The judge waited for more than an hour before rele