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  1. CHAOS IN ST. PAUL=> POLICE INJURED After #BlackLivesMatter Attacks Cops With Rocks, Rebar, Bottles, Fireworks, Molotov Cocktails

    Several police officers have been injured by Black Lives Matter protesters who took over the I-94 freeway in St. Paul, Minnesota Saturday night over the deadly police shooting of Philando Castile, attacking police officers who tried to clear the road by throwing chunks of concrete, rebar, rocks, bottles, fireworks and Molotov Cocktails. The attacks have gone on for three hours.

    • Such a lovely town, lots of hard-working, peace-loving Scandinavians. They took in the first, out-sized load of feral Somalis years ago. Yet they never lost their progressive ideals, their loyalty to the Democrats of the far left.

  2. Gunfire hits San Antonio police headquarters

    Multiple gunshots were fired at the San Antonio Police headquarters building Saturday night, and police are seeking a suspect who was seen running from the area, SAPD Chief William McManus said.

    The shots were fired just before 10 p.m. Saturday. There were no reports of injuries, but bullet marks were found on the exterior wall of the building, McManus said. Shell casings were discovered in a nearby alley.

  3. Osama bin Laden’s son vows revenge against US for killing his father in audio message posted online

    In a 21-minute speech released by Al-Qaeda, Hamza bin Laden promises to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States

    The son of Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the US for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online by Al-Qaeda.

    Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled “We Are All Osama,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group, an organisation that tracks white supremacist and jihadi organisations online.

    “We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,” Hamza said.

      • We don’t know that, this one is standing up and running his mouth in a move to start building support to take over al Qaeda. The others may or may not want revenge but they are keeping quiet for their own reasons, probably (at least partially) not wanting to draw American attention to them and their locations.

  4. Micah Johnson Was Kicked Out of the Army for Stealing Panties

    Two years – perhaps to the very day – before he murdered five Dallas police officers, Micah Johnson returned from Afghanistan a changed man.

    “He was withdrawn, didn’t want to talk to people anymore, didn’t believe in God anymore,” a family friend named Myrtle Booker recalled to the Dallas Morning News.

    And Booker was not the only one who described Johnson as withdrawn. The obvious explanation would have been that he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as have too many returned vets who experienced the horrors of our longest war.

  5. Five more killed in India’s Jammu and Kashmir protests, curfews imposed

    SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four protesters and a police officer were killed in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Sunday, police said, raising the death toll in violence sparked by the death of a separatist militant to 20 since Friday.

    Protests erupted after security services on Friday evening shot dead 22-year-old militant leader Burhan Wani. His death came amid a rise in violence and separatist sentiment across the state, which has been at the center of a tussle between India and Pakistan for decades. [L8N19U3T8]

    The director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, K. Rajendra Kumar, told reporters that 100 members of the security forces had been wounded and that three were missing.

    In addition, “miscreants threw a police vehicle into River Jhelum”, south of the state’s summer capital of Srinagar, killing the officer inside, he said.

    On Saturday, police had said that angry crowds set fire to three police stations and two government buildings south of Srinagar, and blocked roads.

    Kumar put the protestor death toll at 15, but a second officer, who asked to remain anonymous, said four more died on Sunday in clashes with security forces, raising the total number of deaths to 20.

  6. Hmm: Story begins to change on shooting of Philando Castile

    There remains much that we don’t know about this — the tragic shooting of Mr. Castile, a school cafeteria worker, during a traffic stop in Minnesota — so the point here is not that a new narrative has been definitively established. But there are key elements of the story that are now credibly contradicted by emerging evidence.

    Jenn Jacques at Bearing Arms has an excellent summary of them. Readers are familiar with the original narrative from Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who broadcast heartbreaking, live phone video of Castile after he was shot. The policeman stopped Castile, the driver, for a broken taillight, and supposedly shot Castile while he was reaching for his wallet — mistaking the movement for a reach for Castile’s gun, which we are told he advised the officer of, and had a carry permit for.

    Perhaps worst of all, we were left to believe that the officer simply let Philando Castile bleed out in the car. The ambiguities of a given situation might prevent us from drawing hasty conclusions about the officer’s choice to shoot if he felt threatened. But once Castile was unable to move and was bleeding badly, there surely was no excuse for leaving him without the emergency care on scene in which all police officers are trained.

  7. GERMANY – Berlin Leftist Rioting Leaves 120 Officers Injured

    Police say more than 120 officers were injured and 86 demonstrators have been detained during leftist riots in the German capital which police call “the most aggressive and violent protests in the last five years.”

    Berlin police said in a statement Sunday that protesters threw bottles, cobblestones and fireworks, destroyed cars and attacked officers. It wasn’t immediately clear how serious the injuries were, or how many rioters were injured in the clashes.

    About 3,500 protesters participated in the rallies, which started Saturday evening and lasted until early Sunday. Activists had called for the demonstration to protest against police operations at squatted buildings in the eastern part of the city last month.

    Around 1,800 police officers were called in to monitor the protesters.

  8. Iran Criticizes Saudi Prince for Joining Opposition Rally (abcnews, July 10, 2016)

    “Iran has criticized the participation of a Saudi prince and former intelligence chief in an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

    The Sunday report by the state-owned IRNA news agency quotes an unnamed official as saying that Prince Turki al-Faisal’s participation in the rally backed by the France-based National Council of Resistance of Iran demonstrated Saudi’s “political impudence and stupidity.” It also accuses Saudi Arabia of sponsoring terrorism.

    In remarks aired by broadcaster Al-Arabiya, Prince Turki, the former director of Saudi intelligence, told the Paris gathering that he supported the toppling of the Iranian government.

    The National Council of Resistance of Iran is the political affiliate of the exiled Mujahedeen-e-Khalq group.

    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein welcomed MEK into Iraq during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war that killed around a million people.”

  9. Gunmen in Western Iran Kill 2, Injure Lawmaker (abcnews, July 10, 2016)

    “Unknown gunmen killed two people and injured a lawmaker and a local governor in western Iran after opening fire on their car, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported.

    The Tasnim agency reported Sunday that four gunmen blocked the car and opened fire. The driver and a local veterinary official were killed. Pro-reform lawmaker Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh sustained minor injuries, and the local governor of the Dalahoo district and a fishery official were also injured.

    The gunmen fled toward the Iraqi border, according to the Tasnim report.

    In recent weeks, Iranian forces and Kurdish separatists have clashed in western Iran. Iran said its forces have killed dozens of insurgents in the country’s western provinces near Iraq, which have a large Kurdish minority.”

  10. Mideast Nations Caution Citizens on US Travel Amid Protests (abcnews, July 10, 2016)

    “Two Mideast countries are warning citizens traveling in the United States to be careful around protests over police shootings.

    A “special alert” issued by the United Arab Emirates Embassy to Washington on Saturday urged citizens to stay away from demonstrations in U.S. cities. State news agency WAM said the warning followed a protest by supporters of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in Washington on Friday.

    The island kingdom of Bahrain issued its own advisory on Twitter, telling nationals to be “cautious of protests or crowded areas.”

    The U.S. State Department routinely issues travel advisories for Americans abroad. On Friday, the Bahamas put out its own advisory about U.S. travel, saying young men especially should “exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police.””

  11. PARIS FRANCE – Prince Turki Al Faisal, at the Paris Rally to Free Iran:

    The Muslim World Supports You both in Heart and Soul

    Speaking before the massive gathering of over 100,000 Iranian dissidents who had rallied on Saturday in Paris calling for the downfall of Iran’s theocratic government, Chairman of the Board of the King Faisal Center for Research And Islamic Studies Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal cited forgotten truths as to what Persian history of regimes truly looked like.

    “In the pre-Islamic world, the Persian Sassanian Empire extended from Turkey and Egypt in the west to the Indian subcontinent in the east; it was a cultural and political force rivaling that of ancient China, India, or Rome. The Sassanians were envied by the Romans for their advanced military technology, Sassanian artists and musicians were welcomed by the royal courts of ancient China, and the Sassanian government was widely praised for its humane and effective style of rule. The Persians of the ancient world could even lay claim to one of the world’s first monotheistic religions: Zoroastrianism, a faith based on the teachings of Zoroaster, who lived over 3,000 years ago,” Prince Al Faisal said.

    Speaking of the heritage shared by Persians and the rest of the Muslim world, Prince Al Faisal said that “Al-Ghazali, the theologian, scholar and mystic often referred to as one of the most important Muslims after the Prophet Muhammad’s companions, was from a city near Mashhad.”
    Iran’s regime now chiefly is led by clerics, otherwise known by ‘mullahs,’ and has once to many proven that it stands afar from a modern day democracy. [.... and look who is speaking !.... now.... what about the KSA ?.....] However, mullahs had only risen to power after 1979 Revolution, which overthrew the U.S.-supported Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.

    Prince Al-Faisal traced back further in time revealing that “Iran’s 1905 Constitutional Revolution laid bare the corruption of the crumbling Qajar dynasty: in the early 20th century,”
    Describing the toppling over of Pahlavi “The Iranian Revolution of 1979, which installed the powerful yet polarizing Khomeini as Supreme Leader, was a new and vastly different articulation of Iranian identity,” Prince Al-Faisal said.

    “In Saudi Arabia in particular, despite words of welcome of a constitutionally Islamic government in Iran by the Saudi leadership of 1979, Khomeini in his first year in power not only supported sectarian separatists in the Saudi Eastern Province, but also denounced all Muslim monarchies as un-Islamic,” the Prince added.

    “Khomeini combined the Persian imperial ambition of the Shah with the more recent Shi’ite authority of his intellectual ancestors in Qom. This was an Iranian empire like no one had ever seen: insular, combative, and eschewing cultural exchange in favor of a claim to so-called universal truth rooted in self-interest and maintenance of the new revolutionary elite.”

    The new mullah regime had become to be known as a widely bigoted ruling entity, even against Iranians themselves, “despite this isolationist and interventionist foreign policy, the first and foremost victims of Khomeinism have been the Iranian people themselves – [ .... could we change that to...: The first and foremost victims of Islam have been the Muslims themselves .....] not only the political activists opposed to his all-encompassing, authoritarian and totalitarian ideology; but also to the ethnic and religious minorities of Kurds, Arabs, Azaris, Turkmans, Baloch, Sunnis, Ismailis, Bahais, Christians, and Jews of Iran against the clerical Twelver religio-political elite of the Revolution,” Prince Al Faisal said.

    Towards the end of his speech, Prince Al Faisal lauded the exertions spent by the 100,000 who had gathered in hopes of freeing their homeland from an oppressive regime. The Prince also asserted that the whole of the Muslim world stands to support their cause both in heart and soul.
    “And you, Maryam Rajavi , your endeavor to rid your people of the Khomeinist cancer is an historic epic that, like the Shanameh, will remain inscribed the annals of History,” the Prince addressed Rajavi.
    Maryam Rajavi and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran ( MEK ) on wiki :'s_Mujahedin_of_Iran

    video : More than 100.000 people at Free Iran Gathering in Paris

    • Paris July 09 2016 – Maryam Rajavi: Both factions of the regime failed in subduing a profoundly discontented society

      • I really dont know but many in that crowd are probably Shia and
        yellow for the Shias is usually associated with the Mahdi

        ( the Hezbollah too use a lot of yellow – headbands – banners – flags, rings, underwears etc )


        It is narrated that: “Certain it is that in the End Times one known as the Hazrat Mahdi will emerge from the furthest part of the country of Magrib (West). And help will go 40 miles before him. HAZRAT MAHDI’S FLAGS ARE WHITE AND YELLOW. THE GREAT NAME OF ALLAH IS WRITTEN UPON THEM. No unit under his banner will be defeated.

        (Imam Sharani, Death, Doomsday, the Hereafter and Portents of Doomsday, (Al-Qurtubi), p. 438)

        We are told in the hadith that one of the characteristics that will identify Hazrat Mahdi to people is that he will use “yellow-white flags.” In addition, “there will be lines on these flags and the name of Allah will be written upon them.” (source Harun Yahya) The words in the hadith “no unit under his flag will be defeated” mean that these works of Hazrat Mahdi’s will have an indefatigable impact everywhere they reach and will thus be instrumental in Islamic moral values ruling the world. 🙂 🙂 🙂

        Comment: The prophets describe this ancient stone-vessel as the miracle flag ‘the stone of our help’ where all battles are won by the miracle of Yah Allah. The white clouds drawn on the vessel are impacted by the flags of yellow gold letters on the original flag of the prophets. The modern flag of Hazrat Mahdi is yellow and white with the Khorasaan vessel having the Divine name “Yah Allah” upon it. The lines are the writings of Arabic and Paleo-Hebrew ingeniously written in the rounded bowl of Ugub. This is the design of the banner of the House of David; the symbol is posted in all royal correspondences.
        and … You can get one for only $ 20.00

        Iran Islam Shia Ya Mahdi Adrekni Religious, Political & Military Flag

        Sizes: 137 cm x 69 cm

        The Inscript on the flag saying YA MAHDI ADREKNI is a request from the Last Shia Imam, Mahdi, to help as He is believed to be living between peoples but unknown to them protecting muslims until His time comes that He raises to fight the Oppressors & bring Justice to the world.

        Such flags are mostly used by Shia Political & Military Groups in Iran, Iraq & Lebanon & in Religious ceremonies.

        pic on the page :

  12. Merkel bittet Migranten um Toleranz für Schweinebraten

    Aus Rücksicht auf Muslime soll in einigen Schulspeisen auf Schweinefleisch verzichtet werden. “Man muss darauf achten, dass die Vielfalt unserer Angebote erhalten bleibt”, sagt Kanzlerin Merkel.

    Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat Migranten zu Toleranz gegenüber deutschen Essgewohnheiten wie dem Verzehr von Schweinefleisch aufgerufen. “Man muss darauf achten, dass die Vielfalt unserer Angebote, wie wir sie gewöhnt sind, weiterhin erhalten bleibt”, sagte Merkel in ihrer neuen Videobotschaft.

    Die Gesellschaft könne respektieren, wenn jemand bestimmte Bräuche oder bestimmte Regeln habe. “Auf der anderen Seite darf das natürlich nicht zu einer Einschränkung führen für die, die andere Regeln haben”, betonte die Kanzlerin.

    Merkel bezog sich auch auf Vorschläge, aus Rücksicht auf Muslime in Schulkantinen keine Speisen mit Schweinefleisch mehr anzubieten. “Die Toleranz gehört schon dazu, dass wir uns in unseren Essgewohnheiten jetzt nicht verändern müssen.” Aber es sei im Gegenzug durchaus angebracht, darauf hinzuweisen, wo Schweinefleisch verwendet wird.

    Ernährungsminister besorgt über Schulspeisepläne

    Merkel lobte das jüngst beschlossene Integrationsgesetz als Chance für Deutschland. Das Thema Integration sei als Angebot an Migranten zu verstehen, aber auch als Erwartung, “dass sie die deutsche Sprache lernen und dass sie sich an unsere Gesetze halten”.

    Bereits im März hatte Bundesernährungsminister Christian Schmidt davor gewarnt, Schul- oder Kantinenessen aus Rücksicht auf Muslime einzuschränken. “Ich nehme es mit Besorgnis wahr, dass Schweinefleisch in Schulen und Kantinen vom Speiseplan genommen wird”, sagte der CSU-Politiker damals. “Unser Weg kann doch nicht sein, dass wir kulturelle Unterschiede bei der Ernährung mit der Suche nach dem kleinsten gemeinsamen Nenner beantworten.” Schweinefleisch ist das am häufigsten in Deutschland verzehrte Fleisch. Rund 38 Kilogramm isst jeder Deutsche im Jahr, auf Platz zwei liegt Geflügel mit 11,5 Kilogramm pro Jahr.

    Zuletzt hatte die CDU in Schleswig-Holstein mit einem Vorstoß zur Gewährleistung eines Schweinefleischangebots in öffentlichen Kantinen für Aufsehen gesorgt. Sie argumentierte, die Partei setze sich für eine “ausgewogene Ernährung” ein. “Der Minderheitenschutz – auch aus religiösen Gründen – darf nicht dazu führen, dass eine Mehrheit aus falsch verstandener Rücksichtnahme in ihrer freien Entscheidung überstimmt wird”, führte die CDU in einem Antrag aus.

  13. UK: Black Lives Matter protesters march through central London

    Around 2,000 people took to the streets in central London on Sunday to show their solidarity with the families of the newest victims of police brutality in the US, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

    The protesters gathered at around 10 am in front of the Oxford Circus station, quickly blocking traffic on Oxford street on their way to the American Embassy in Marble Arch. The demonstration stayed outside the embassy for a few speeches and then headed on to Parliament Square.

    • UK: Demonstrators march in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

      More than 200 protesters gathered outside St Luke Church in Liverpool on Sunday to show their solidarity with the families of the latest victims of police brutality in the US, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

      The protest, which was co-organised by Vice President of Liverpool Hope University’s student union Ayo Akinrele, covered Bold Street, Church Street and Williamson Square. Protesters stopped off at the city’s main railway station, Lime Street, to chant the movement’s main slogan “Black Lives Matter”, before heading on with the march.

  14. Dr Death: British medical student is first female ISIS recruit to be killed in air strike (express, July 10, 2016)

    “AN ISLAMIC State (ISIS) fanatic from Britain who fled to Syria to help patch up injured jihadis has become the first female recruit to be killed in an air strike.

    Medical student Rowan Kamal Zine El Abidine died on Thursday after coalition war planes bombed an ISIS base in Iraq.

    The 22-year-old trainee doctor is believed to have been killed instantly during the air strike in Mosul, the terror group’s defacto capital in Iraq…”

  15. DAILY CALLER – DHS Secretary: ‘It’s Still Relatively Early’ To Call Dallas Attack A Hate Crime

    During a Sunday morning interview with CBS’s John Dickerson, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson stated though Dallas shooter Micah Johnson told hostage negotiators he “wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers,” “it’s still relatively early” to qualify his actions as a hate crime.

    “You said there’s no link to a terrorist organization here, but the shooting in Dallas was by any definition terrorism and a hate crime, wasn’t it?” posed Dickerson.

    “Well, there’s still an investigation being conducted by the Dallas police department and the FBI supported by many resources from the local government and the federal government,” Johnson responded. “So it’s still relatively early.”

    “We do know from Chief Brown that this individual told the hostage negotiator he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers, I think that’s almost a quote,” he added. “This is obviously a terrible act that appears to be targeted at police officers, particularly white police officers.”

    Johnson closed by noting, “the shooter is not reflective of the larger movement to bring about change that was out in Dallas to peacefully demonstrate, and those who engage in excessive force in the law enforcement are not reflective of the larger law enforcement community.”

  16. Germany: Refugees protest move to Tempelhof airport mass accommodation

    Dozens of refugees set up a makeshift camp outside their accommodation at Jahn sports hall, in Berlin, on Sunday, to protest the hall’s recent closure and a plan to move all the inhabitants to the mass housing at Tempelhof airport.

  17. Euro 2016: French riot police fire tear gas at supporters outside Paris fan zone during France match against Portugal

    Police armed with batons attempted to disperse the crowds beneath the Eiffel Tower

    Police fire water cannon and tear gas on football fans during clashes in Paris

    French riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of football supporters trying to enter a packed fan zone to watch the Euro 2016 final match.

    Clashes broke out after the screening area in central Paris reached maximum capacity of 90,000 at around 7pm (5pm GMT), police said.

    Some fans tried to force their way into the zone, located near the Eiffel Tower, to watch hosts France take on Portugal for the final match.

    Water cannons were used on fans during the second half of the match while images also showed some football supporters being chased by riot police.

  18. Another small child hospitalised after vegan diet (ansa, July 8, 2016)

    “(ANSA) – Milan, July 1 – A one-year-old boy has been admitted to a Milan hospital hospital suffering serious malnutrition after his parents imposed a vegan diet on him, Corriere della Sera reported on Friday.

    The case follows similar ones in Genoa and Florence recently. The Milan child, born in May 2015, was first taken to the city’s Fatebenefratelli hospital and doctors reported “very serious malnutrition and calcium levels almost incompatible with life”. Corriere reported that the parents ordered doctors not to give the child milk or lactose, then they said they would not cooperate and finally they took him back home.

    The doctors informed prosecutors, who told police to take the child off the parents.
    He is now in Milan’s San Donato hospital and his condition is said to be improving.”

  19. Fight between Syrians, Turks over stray dog leaves two dead in central Turkey (hurriyet, July 10, 2016)

    “Two people were killed and another three were wounded in a fight between Syrians and Turks which erupted over the kicking of a stray dog in the Bey?ehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya late on July 9. The fight started after Mehmet Bayraktar, 18, saw four Syrians kicking a stray dog and warned them not to do so at around 10 p.m., Do?an News Agency reported…”

  20. Turkish Military Strikes Islamic State, PKK Targets (abcnews, July 10, 2016)

    “Turkish jets and artillery struck 10 Islamic State targets as they were preparing to fire on Turkey, the country’s General Staff said Sunday.

    U.S.-led coalition jets and Turkish howitzers hit IS rocket and mortar batteries stationed in north Syria’s Dabik region late Saturday night. Eight militants were reportedly killed in the operation, the General Staff said.

    IS has recently stepped up its attacks against Turkey, with a suicide attack late last month at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport which killed dozens and injured hundreds.

    Meanwhile, Turkish jets also struck seven Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, targets in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari.

    Airstrikes regularly target PKK positions in Turkey and northern Iraq, while fighting and curfews continue in several southeastern towns.

    On Sunday, a roadside bomb in the Semdinli district of Hakkari killed five soldiers, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency, which blamed the attack on PKK rebels.

    Nearly 600 Turkish security personnel have been killed by the PKK since a 2½-year cease-fire ended in July 2015.

    The renewed conflict has also led to the death of an estimated 5,000 Kurdish militants, according to Anadolu Agency, and scores of civilians…”

  21. Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz in Turkey –

    [ Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom ]

    pics published on a Turkish site :

    According to dogan news agency Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (son of the actual king) is also on the yacht.

    It is said members of Saudi Royal family “host” some model guests from Scandinavian countries.

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