1. Video of Italian seizure of cargo of shotguns headed Belgium to from Turkey
2. Russia: Oil from Syrian ‘terrorists’ heading to Turkey on ‘industrial scale’ says Putin
3. US soldiers in Syria to back anti-IS Kurds: Kurdish sources
(If I were the Kurds, I would wear their bullet proof gear on their backs)
Beirut (AFP) – US soldiers are in Kobane, the town in northern Syria nearly destroyed in fierce fighting with the Islamic State group, to train Kurdish forces to battle the jihadists, Kurdish sources said Thursday.
Mustapha Abdi, an activist in the town on the Turkish border, told AFP the American instructors had arrived “in recent hours”, in what is the first official deployment of US ground troops in Syria.
A source with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said the Americans would help plan offensives against two Syrian cities held by IS — Jarablus and the jihadists’ Syrian “capital”, Raqa.
4. Hungarian driver encounters UMIs in Calais
5. Daniel Greenfield: Brownshirts on campus
6. The shocking moment a man tries to strangle an Orthodox Jew outside a Melbourne synagogue and screams ‘swear to Allah’ in his face – but HE is slammed to the ground by his much bigger target
A man who shouted ‘swear to Allah’ as he tried to strangle a Jewish Rabi outside a synagogue was tackled by a group of men dressed in religious attire when he became violent.
Video footage shows the 39-year-old man arguing with a group of Orthodox Jews outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Ripponlea, south of Melbourne, on Thursday night.
The Reservoir man, who was drunk at the time, had been walking with three others towards the nearby train station when he allegedly stole a child’s scooter from outside the synagogue.
He got into a verbal argument with several Jewish men who came out of the synagogue to question him over the alleged theft.
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Video footage shows the 39-year-old man arguing with a group of Orthodox Jews outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Ripponlea, south of Melbourne, on Thursday night
8. FBI tracking 48 high-risk ISIS suspects in the U.S. with more than 500 agents in elite surveillance teams following radicalized people round the clock
The FBI is tracking at least 48 high-risk ISIS suspects on U.S. soil round the clock, it has been revealed.
Elite surveillance squads are following the men and women, who are believed to be radicalized, 24 hours a day in case they are planning acts of terrorism.
At least a dozen highly trained agents work on each case, meaning far more than 500 are involved in tailing the suspicious individuals.
The bureau’s intense surveillance comes in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Paris earlier this month, where at least one of the perpetrators is believed to have become radicalized just a month before the attacks.
ISIS jihadis determined to carry out attacks in European cities are entering the continent hidden among migrants, a German police chief says.Hans-Georg Maasen, a federal police chief, claimed ISIS extremists hardened on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria are blending in with the migrants and are planning ‘combat missions’ in Europe.In the wake of the Paris attacks it was revealed several of the gunmen and suicide bombers – who helped slaughter 130 people – had reached the city via Greece posing as asylum seekers.
German police believe ISIS extremists are entering Europe to carry out attacks by posing as migrants
According to the Austria Press Agency, Mr Maasen said his office was aware of almost 8,000 Islamic radicals in Germany.
He said all of these extremists advocate violence to advance their goals, with some trying to win over migrants, and his office receives one or two ‘fairly concrete tips’ of planned terrorist activity a week.
Two British extremists extradited from Hungary to the UK have admitted to flouting counter terror restrictions after they sneaked out of the country hours before the Paris attacks of Friday 13th.
Trevor Brooks, also known as Abu Izzadeen, 40, and Simon Keeler, 44, pleaded guilty to breaching notification requirements under Part 4 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 at Westminster Magistrates Court.
The pair were arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police at Heathrow airport last night after a European Arrest Warrant had been issued for them.
The court heard that having been previously convicted of terror offences, both men are under notification requirements forcing them to tell police about any change in address and give at least seven days notice if they are to leave the jurisdiction for more than three days.
(Too much to say about this one in a one liner. May do video on this exact issue)
Thank you M., CB Sashenka, Sassy, Wrath of Khan, Dumbstruck, Buck, Fausta, and all plus one or two more I lost track of in my chaotic way of organizing this site.
Breitbart has the story now about the Venezuelan diplomat who busted his govt. for selling passports to terrorists. More to come shortly.