1. More footage of the attack by Turks, this time Wednesday night, on the Thai consulate in Istanbul
FBI Director James Comey revealed on Thursday that US authorities had prevented several Islamic State (ISIS) inspired plots to murder Americans in the US on the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Comey announced that over ten people who were influenced by ISIS’s online recruitment campaign were arrested in the last four weeks, reports Reuters.
Of the jihadists, several had planned attacks on the Fourth of July holiday, but thanks to the swift action of law enforcement no attacks were carried out.
Both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security had warned local law enforcement ahead of July 4 to be on the lookout for attacks.
Comey did not divulge how many terror plots were foiled, or where their intended targets where.
However, he said that there are dozens of people in the US who are thought to be in close contact with ISIS terrorists, and who have “gone dark” through encrypted data.
Avraham Mengistu, 28, an Israeli citizen of Ethiopian origin, attempted to cross the border into Gaza in September. The IDF spotted him and attempted to stop him, but he ran across before he could be apprehended; Hamas arrested him upon his arrival.
Hamas took Mengistu to a hiding place and passed on information to his family shortly thereafter.
The Defense Ministry determined that Mengistu crossed the fence due to mental illness and that the move was not in any way a deliberate security risk.
4. Pakistan does a US and Israeli flag burn to protest something or other.
(This guy has had a lot of posts. Check this site for imam Hamza Chaoui, and especially Point De bascule for him)
The Montreal imam who asked for, and was refused, a permit from the city to open an Islamic community centre in the city’s east end back in January, is now suing mayor Denis Coderre.
(Id’ let him open a beachhead right after I backed him to open a barber shop)
(Yeah cool except it isn’t. Try googling ‘Man arrested in England for burning a koran‘ or any other number of choice phrases for people arrested, tried and often jailed for criticism of islam, or even quoting Sir Winston Churchill for criticizing islam like Paul Weston. Britain is only free for muslims. Not the rest of us)
Thank you M., CB Sashenka, Wrath of Khan, Maria J., and all, and more to come shortly.