Men, women and children cheer and salute the pick-up trucks as they drive freely through what is believed to be the city of Benghazi.
The carefully produced propaganda video was uploaded by terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia on February 5.
The group declared city an ‘Islamic emirate’ in July 2014 before pledging allegiance to Islamic State just three months later. In November of that year, the UN blacklisted it as a terrorist organisation.
The group was widely blamed for the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stephens in Benghazi in 2012. And only this week, it was linked to the bloody executions of 21 Egyptian Christians on a beach in Libya.
Fears of an equally brutal execution were raised following the news that 35 more Egyptians may have been kidnapped by Jihadists in the country.
Rashad Hussain, a Muslim American with close ties to the White House, will replace Alberto Fernandez, the center’s director, according to The Times.
Hussain, who has reportedly participated in events linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, currently serves as Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He will take over when Fernandez retires in April.
“Hussain, a devout Muslim, has a history of participating in events connected with the Muslim Brotherhood,” reported Cal Thomas in an article published by Townhall.
Citing Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported that Hussain “maintained close ties with people and groups that [the magazine] says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America.”
“The investigation is ongoing, but an arrest has been made,” Sgt. Christina Wolf said Tuesday evening, noting that the arrest was made in the city’s east end.
Earlier in the afternoon police reported that a threat had been made, which prompted the temporary closure of police stations and collision-reporting centres around the city.
“A call came in at 2 p.m. as a threat against one of our buildings,” police department spokesman Const. Marc Soucy said Tuesday afternoon. “The investigation is ongoing and until such time as it’s complete there is no public access to our buildings.”
5. Ezra Levant Rebel Media clip: The Islamic State in Libya
6. The white house is mentally ill.
(Really. Total flight from reality. “Neurotics build castles in the sky. Psychotics live in them, psychiatrists collect the rent” and Obama and his team are the architects)
WASHINGTON — The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won’t focus on Islamic extremism and won’t even mention the term.
“You can call them what you want; we’re calling them terrorists,” a senior Obama administration official said Monday.
The determination not to mention Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
Thank you Shabnam, Don C., UK Pete, M., Yucki, Richard, and all. Quite a list actually today.