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  1. ISIS is planning SIMULTANEOUS attacks across Britain, France and Germany, supergrass warns (express, Aug 4, 2016)

    “ISLAMIC State jihadis are planning simultaneous terror attacks across Britain, France and Germany, a supergrass for the terror cult has warned.

    British-educated Harry Sarfo, originally from Germany, travelled to Syria but commanders for the heinous group told him to return to Europe to prepare a terror attack.

    He warned ISIS wants to carry out “loads of attacks at the same time”, with militants preparing to strike targets in Britain, France and Germany.

    Sarfo, who is serving a sentence in a German prison, claimed he was sent back to Germany from Syria not long after his arrival in the war-ravaged country.

    He said: “They said, ‘Would you mind to go back to Germany? Because that’s what we need at the moment.

    “And they always said they wanted to have something that is occurring at the same time. They want to have loads of attacks at the same time in England and Germany and France.”

    He said although the evil group has jihadis in Britain and Germany, they were pulling out of performing terror attacks at the last minute.

    Sarfo, who studied at Newham College in East London, said: “They told me that there aren’t many people in Germany who are willing to do the job.

    “They said they had some in the beginning. But one after another, you could say, they chickened out, because they got scared — cold feet. Same in England.”

    His comments come as London police unveiled their new heavily-armed counter-terror units.

    The officers, who will be patrolling the streets of the capital, will be deployed in response to a spate of ISIS terror attacks across Europe this month…”

    • As evil Mo said: when they are weak attack when they are strong withdraw. All we have to do is prove we are strong and will fight and they will pull back. The leftist politicians will never do this because they want the Islamic votes to remain in power.

  2. LONDON TERROR: American woman dead and five injured in Russell Square stabbing rampage
    A SOMALI teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death and five people injured in an attack in central London, with police saying “terror

    The 19-year-old Norwegian, of Somali origin, was Tasered by police outside the Imperial Hotel, in Southampton Row.

    He was initially in hospital under armed guard but was this morning moved to a police station and arrested on suspicion of murder, police confirmed.

    Norway’s foreign ministry said the teen emigrated from the Scandanavian country to Britain in 2002 when he was five years old.

    The American woman, in her 60s, was treated at the scene but she died a short time later.

    Five people – two women and three men – were taken to hospital for their injuries.

    None of their injuries are life-threatening, police said.

    They are British, Israeli and Australian citizens.

  3. Mexico’s Richest Man Wants a Three-Day Workweek
    Carlos Slim thinks his plan will spur on economies with more tourism, entertainment, and culture.

    Can you tell us about your plan for shorter workweeks?
    Shorter workweeks are a solution to civilization shifts. Historically, the more technology advances and the more progress there is, people work less. What’s happening now is that people live longer, in better health, and without the need for physical effort. This civilization demands more knowledge, more experience, less physical exertion. Productivity has increased exponentially—despite the denial of some economists. And we see that’s why unemployment is a big problem in a lot of countries, but more specifically Europe. It’s important that people don’t retire at 50, 60, or 65 years old. I think people should retire later, because they’ll have more knowledge and experience. And I think they should work three days a week, so that it creates space for others.

  4. Martyred Priest’s Last Words to Jihadists: ‘Be Gone, Satan!’

    Just before having his throat slit by two Islamic terrorists in northern France last week, Father Jacques Hamel told one of his assailants, “Be gone, Satan!”, according to the priest’s bishop.

    In his homily at the martyred priest’s funeral Mass on Tuesday, Rouen’s Archbishop Dominique Lebrun gave details of the last moments of the priest’s life as he was slaughtered for his Christian faith.

    “Evil is a mystery that reaches summits of horror beyond what is human,” the Archbishop said. “Is that not what you meant, Jacques, by your last words? Falling to the ground after the first stab, you try to push away your attacker with your feet saying, ‘Go away Satan!’”

  5. Iowa parade takes ‘Hillary for prison’ down a new path

    It’s no secret that a lot of Americans think Hillary Clinton belongs in jail. From Clinton Cash and cronyism to Benghazi, classified files, and the Home-Brew Email Server, she’s got enough red flags waving around her to be renamed Tiananmen Square.

    But one Iowa town took the “Hillary in orange” theme to new heights of performance art on Saturday, July 30. Arcadia, IA was celebrating the Arcadia Fire Department’s 100th anniversary with a parade. And float perpetrators Kyle Julin and Josh Reetz decided to build Hillary a jail cell on a flatbed and tow her through Arcadia with a “Hillary for Prison” sign festooning the side.

    Their friend Adam Corky impersonated Hillary, in an orange jumpsuit and mask:

  6. Army in a spot: Droves of women reluctant to apply for combat jobs

    Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey has urged female non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and officers to apply for combat jobs, as there is a notable lack of females ready to fill those positions.

    “Currently, we have over 100 young women across America who have volunteered to join our ranks as cavalry scouts, armor crewmen, fire support specialists and infantrymen,” Dailey, the Army’s head non-commissioned officer, said in a memo Monday, according to Army Times. “… As young soldiers do, they will look for leadership and mentorship from their superiors. Unfortunately, we have not had a sufficient number of serving female soldiers and [noncommissioned officers] volunteer to transfer into these mentorship and leadership roles.”

    • Ive seen a pretty white woman on the Chicago El train platform at Roosevelt in a wheelchair; the ends of each extremity had a mechanical prosthesis. The feminists pushing this women-in-combat for some sort of this-shows-we-are-all-equals frankly are more interested in winning a political war with the normal than keeping US combat forces in effective readiness. If Trump gets in, he should issue an order to rescind this Obama driven madness.

  7. Syria: Huge stash of US-made weapons found in IS controlled territory

    Video footage emerged from the Bani Zaid district of Aleppo, Thursday, showing the discovery of a large cache of foreign-made weapons and missiles, found in a house in territory controlled by the so-called Islamic State .

    It is believed that the western-made weapons were left behind by militants from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) militant group. Most of the weapons appear to be of US origin, as well as from Germany and the Czech Republic. Among the items are mortars, guided missiles and also American TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) anti-tank missile systems.

    • If they love this country and want to fit in then condemn the terrorists and report them to the police. If they don’t do those two things all they have said is Bull and they need to leave the US. They came here and are obliged to modify their behavior and attitudes to fit into those of the majority of the US Citizens, We don’t have to change they do.

      • The last woman really popped my corn. She fears for her safety on the street or subway platform?
        Is that because there is such a rash of attacks on Muslims in these areas? NOT
        And BTW lady, I fear for MY safety in some public venues and I’m not even dressed up in the non western get up that you wear.

  8. GERMANY – Brave man who stood up to Munich shooter now facing prosecution for ‘INSULTING killer’

    A MAN who famously stood up to the Munich shooter after he killed nine people is facing being charged by a prosecutor for insulting the killer.

    Thomas Salbey, 57, saw the shooting happening from his balcony in the Bavarian capital on July 22.

    In an attempt to stop 18 year old Ali Sonboly from further slaughtering people, he swore at the shooter as he was standing in a car park below.

    Sonboly shouted at him: “I am a German.”

    Footage of the feisty exchange went viral as thousands praised Mr Salbey for standing up to the deluded teenager.

    The plucky German also hurled a beer bottle at the attacker in a desperate attempt to stop him.

    He said: “All I had was a beer bottle to throw at him, but if I had a gun I would have shot him in the head.”

    Loner Sonboly had just shot dead nine people, mainly young teenagers he had lured to McDonald’s on the premise of free food.

    The German-Iranian also injured 16 others during the rampage before he killed himself a kilometre away from the Munich Olympiad shopping centre he carried the shooting out at.

    Now, in a twist of German justice, Mr Salbey is now facing charges for standing up to the killer who shot himself in the head.

    Florian Weinzierl, spokesman from the Munich State Prosecutor’s office, confirmed the Munich resident is being investigated.

    He said the post-shooting exchange between Mr Salbey and Sonboly had no influence on their actions.

    What will be included in the charges remains to be established, as it whether they will be brought forward.

    But Mr Weinzierl, suggested they could include “insults to the detriment of the dead.”

    According to the spokesman, a court review will be completed soon.

    Shortly after the shooting, it was revealed Sonboly considered himself Aryan, despite his Iranian heritage, and held racist view, including a deep hatred for Turks and Arabs.

    Iran is considered to be the home of the Aryan race and Sonboly was said to be proud of his Iranian ancestry despite his dislike for neighbouring countries in the Middle East.

    The right-wing killer also said it was an “honour” to have shared his birthday – April 20 – with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

    Materials found at the gunman’s home also showed he had been hospitalised for three months to treat a mental health condition and was an avid player of violent video games.

    One of the games, ‘Counter Strike: Source’, was a game “played by nearly every known rampage killer”, according to the president of Bavaria’s crime office, Robert Heimberger.

    Detectives believe the gunman was also inspired by Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik, and likely staged the shooting on the fifth anniversary of Breivik’s massacre of 77 people.

    • “insults to the detriment of the dead.”

      I had to fight back bile in my throat when I read that.
      What the hell is the matter with the Germans? If this guy has to actually defend himself against the state I’ll throw in a $20.
      Are we really this sick? I guess so.

      • It is going to get worse in Germany and probably France, they are well on their way to dictatorships, and I hate to say this but so is Britain. All three have had oppressive governments before but only Britain has managed to stay fairly free after they are kicked out.For some reason. Germany and France keep flirting with dictators.

  9. ‘Yes We Khan’? Fundraiser Started to Get Khizr Khan to Run for Virginia Legislature

    He isn’t a politician, but many are hoping the father of a slain Muslim-American war hero will become one after his powerful Democratic National Convention speech.

    Leading the effort to get Khizr Khan to consider a run for elected office is Vietnam veteran and Democratic activist Tom Keefe, who launched a fundraiser on Wednesday called “Yes We Khan.” The campaign, which aims to get Khan in the Virginia House of Delegates, raised more than $11,000 in just 24 hours.

    Keefe, who also attended the DNC and was on stage with other veterans during Gen. John Allen’s speech, told NBC News he met Khan at the convention and was struck by the emotional force of his speech. Speaking with his wife Ghazala by his side, Khan lambasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.

    “I just thought, this guy might be somebody who could really turn things around for us,” Keefe, 67, told NBC News.

    […] Contributors to the “Yes We Khan” campaign praised Khan, a lawyer based in Charlottesville, Virginia, as representative of what “America really stands for.”

    “He has inspired a nation with his grace and eloquence. He has made the nation proud. We need to continue his voice,” one wrote.


    Israel has charged the Gaza head of an international charity with diverting millions of dollars of foreign funds to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
    The Shin Bet security service said about 60% of all funds sent to Gaza by the World Vision charity was being diverted to the Islamist movement.
    It said Hamas recruited the charity’s head of Gaza operations, Mohammed Halabi, more than a decade ago.


    Jewish people and the entire country of Israel were named as targets by purported Islamic State-affiliated group of militants in a new video that surfaced this week, according to a new report. In addition, the video indicated the global terror group has Rome in its crosshairs, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

    The video features an unseen narrator issuing the threats, which were translated by the Middle East Research Institute.

    “This is only the beginning, and our meeting [will be] in Rome and Beit Al-Maqdis [Jerusalem],” the narrator says at one point. “Oh Jews, wait for us. The punishment [we have prepared for you] is severe and soon you will pay a high price.”

    The group identified itself as an Islamic State faction in the Sinai Peninsula called Wilayat Sayna and also implied in the video titled “Desert Flame” that Egypt could also be on the receiving end of its terror, including the country’s military forces.


    Man attacked with machete at Royal Liverpool Hospital
    A MAJOR police incident is under way at the Royal Liverpool Hospital after a man was attacked with a machete and drove himself to A&E covered in blood.
    A 26-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the arms and legs with a machete, according to the Liverpool Echo.

    Police said the man drove himself five miles to hospital following the attack in Bootle, Merseyside.

    Unconfirmed reports suggest there is a bullet hole in his vehicle.

    But the police have since denied any suggestion firearms were involved.

    • The German police are on the alert so the terrorists are shifting their attention to Britain they will return to Germany in a few weeks.

      • Eurotrash becoming more creative, defining terrorism down. It’s going to buy them only a little more time before they meet the pitchfork-torch brigades.

        • Don’t forget the ropes for hanging and the barrels of tar for tarring and feathering. I would say the rails for riding them around on a rail but most people don’t know how to make one anymore.

          The rails were logs split several times so a sharp edge could be the portion the victims had to straddle and ride as the mob bounced them up and down.


    University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan arrested after deadly Bangladesh attack
    Police seek court permission to question Khan for 10 days, after 22-year-old and a British national arrested

    University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan is one of two men arrested Thursday on allegations they were involved in a deadly siege that left 20 dead at a café in Bangladesh.

    Family, friends call for release of U of T student held in Dhaka after attack
    Ottawa makes no promises to help U of T student detained in Dhaka
    Family of U of T student held in Bangladesh after attack asks Trudeau for help
    Khan, 22, and British national Hasnat Karim, 47, were arrested in different areas of the capital of Dhaka, and police were seeking court permission to question them for 10 days, said Masudur Rahman, a Dhaka police spokesman.

  14. How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers

    Believing he was answering a holy call, Harry Sarfo left his home in Bremen, Germany, last year and drove for four straight days to reach the territory controlled by the Islamic State in Syria. The Islamic State’s secret service informed him that where he was really needed was back home, to help carry out the group’s plan of waging terrorism across the globe. “They have loads of people living in European countries and waiting for commands to attack the European people,” Sarfo recounted on Monday, in an interview inside a maximum-security prison near Bremen.

    “They said, ‘Would you mind to go back to Germany, because that’s what we need at the moment.’ And they always said they wanted to have something that is occurring in the same time: They want to have loads of attacks at the same time in England and Germany and France.” Sarfo’s account, along with those of other captured recruits, has further pulled back the curtain on the Islamic State’s machinery for projecting violence beyond its borders. The group has sent “hundreds of operatives” back to the EU, with “hundreds more in Turkey alone,” according to a senior U.S. intelligence official and a senior American defense official.

    • This is why no nations wants to let the returning terrorists back in, they will bring the battlefield back with them.

      • I don’t see evidence of nations not allowing them back in. On the contrary several nations have formed a mickey mouse reintegration program that allows returning combatants a chance to reintegrate themselves.
        Of course this is nonsense. The Saudis tried it a few years ago and it was a spectacular failure.
        I’m with Geert Wilders. Let them go and then strip them of their nationality. They are now citizens of the Islamic State. Never let them back in to a western country.

        • I worded that wrong, we are having thunder storms and the weather gives me headaches which require medicine as does the pain in my back the storms cause.

          I meant that no thinking person wants to let back in, my bad, sorry.

  15. ‘Taliban captures six hostages’ after horror helicopter smash in Afghanistan (dailystar, Aug 4, 2016)

    “TALIBAN fighters have reportedly taken six people captive after a chopper nosedived to the ground in Afghanistan.

    The military helicopter is thought to have been downed south of the capital Kabul near the Azra region.

    Unconfirmed reports suggest it was a NATO aircraft – and the six hostages are personnel.

    But a NATO source has denied one of its helicopters was involved in the crash.

    It comes as the Taliban are thought to be responsible for a rocket hitting a bus in the war-torn country today- leaving six Brits hurt…”

  16. ‘Report back regularly!’ Iraqis who arrived on south coast in DINGHY allowed to roam free (express, Aug 4, 2016)

    “BORDER officials have released five Iranian migrants caught trying to sneak into the UK, telling them, “please report in regularly”.

    Britain’s shambolic immigration system was exposed again after the gang were seized landing a dinghy on a south coast beach.

    The men, aged between 18 and 44, arrived on Sunday but police only confirmed the incident today saying they would not “proactively release details”.

    They were arrested on suspicion of illegally entering the UK and handed over to immigration officials….”

  17. Pakistani Police Declare Bradford Woman’s Death a Murder (abcnews, Aug 4, 2016)

    “Pakistani police have declared the death last month of a U.K. woman of Pakistani origin to be murder, a Pakistani investigator said Thursday, in what appears to be the latest in so-called “honor killings” of women in Pakistan.

    The case of 28-year-old Samia Shahid comes less than two weeks after taboo-defying social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was strangled by her brother for posting photographs of herself on line that were deemed shameful in conservative Pakistan.

    Nearly 1,000 women are killed every year in Pakistan by family members in so-called “honor killings.”…”

  18. Boko Haram in Nigeria: Split emerges over leadership (BBC, Aug 4, 2016)

    “The disputed leader of Boko Haram has said he is still in charge of Nigeria’s militant Islamist group despite a statement by so-called Islamic State that he had been replaced.

    Abubakar Shekau denounced the IS declaration that Abu Musab al-Barnawi was now leader.

    Shekau accused al-Barnawi of trying to stage a coup against him.

    Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria’s government and establish an Islamic State in the north.

    In the last 18 months it has lost most of the territory it had controlled after being pushed back by an offensive by the forces of Nigeria and its neighbours.

    Shekau was last heard from in an audio message last August, saying he was alive and had not been replaced – an IS video released in April said the same.

    In a 10-minute audio message in both Arabic and Hausa, Shekau appeared to distance Boko Haram from IS, but still called its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “caliph”.

    He said that some in Boko Haram had stopped him communicating with al-Baghdadi.

    “I was asked to send my ideology in writing to the caliph but it was manipulated by some people in order to achieve their own selfish interests,” he added, describing a coup attempt against him.

    He said he had sent eight different letters to IS leaders but they did not act on them, only to hear the news that he had been replaced.

    He then described al-Barnawi and his followers as polytheist.

    Boko Haram has split before but this is the most serious division to date…”

  19. Turkey scolds Austria in EU membership dispute (BBC, Aug 4, 2016)

    “Turkey has angrily rejected Austrian suggestions that its membership talks with the EU should be ended.

    Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said the negotiations were “no more than fiction” and “Europe needs a new path”.

    Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said his comments were “disturbing” and “similar to far-right rhetoric”.

    Turkey’s crackdown since a failed coup on 15 July has fuelled alarm in the EU. Mr Kern said democratic standards in Turkey were far from EU requirements.

    Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil has criticised “signs of a dictatorship” in Turkey, and called for an end to its EU accession talks.

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed that “Turkey cannot become a European Union member in its current state”.

    But he rejected the Austrian position. “I don’t think it would be helpful if we were to tell Turkey unilaterally that the negotiations are over,” he told German ARD news…”

  20. Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey (BBC, Aug 4, 2016)

    “The headless, mutilated body of a gay Syrian man has been identified by gay housemates in Istanbul who say he had been gang-raped previously.

    The friends of Muhammad Wisam Sankari told a Turkish gay rights group, kaosgl(.)org, that they had been threatened by violent male gangs…”

  21. French turn to Le Pen and Front National after terror attacks (BBC, audio, Aug 4, 2016)

    “After the terrorist attacks in France, more people have been joining or asking for information on the far right party Front National.

    Marine Le Pen’s party has been promising tighter security, an end to immigration, and the closure of France’s borders.

    Radio 4 PM reporter Emma Jane Kirby has been to Frejus, on the Côte d’Azur, where the mayor is from the Front National.”

  22. Muslims joining Angela Merkel’s party in Germany ‘should sign anti-Sharia declaration’ (express, Aug 4, 2016)

    “MUSLIMS should be forced to renounce Sharia law before they are allowed to join Angela Merkel’s ruling party, a prominent German politician has said today.

    Erika Steinbach unveiled proposals for an “anti-Sharia declaration” which would have to be signed by all Muslims who wanted to be part of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

    The conservative politician and party human rights spokeswoman said Muslims should have to declare that Islamic law is not above the German constitution as part of a new heightened entry criteria for the party.

    New members should also be banned from belonging to any organisation that is under surveillance by intelligence agencies, she added.

    Mrs Steinbach said: “New members who are Muslim should be required to sign an anti-Sharia statement in my honest opinion.”

    Her feelings have been echoed by CDU colleagues in the wake of a number of Islamist terror attacks in Germany linked to newly arrived asylum seekers.

    There are also concerns within the CDU over possible entryism by supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who could sign up en masse in a bid to alter party policy.

    A 131 page report published by internal investigators claimed that the ruling party has been infiltrated by Erdogan sympathisers looking to dictate German policy towards Turkey.

    Mrs Steinbach said: “Information suggests that radical Muslim organisations deliberately subvert our democratic parties, unfortunately also the CDU.”

    The politician claimed members of groups such as the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) send young Muslims into German parties with nobody questioning the reason why.

    She said: “DITIB, the Grey Wolves, Milli Gorus, UETD and others send young Muslims to the parties. There they are supposed to engage to gain influence step by step.

    “The revealing sentence that Erdogan said: ‘Democracy is the train we take until we have arrived at our goal’ shows the strategy of fundamentalist Islam.”

    “Almost 40 per cent of the Muslims who grew up here put Sharia and the Qur’an above the Constitution and our laws.”

    Mrs Steinbach added that moderate Muslims within the party share her concerns about the new recruits…”

  23. Hundreds more to protest tougher Swedish asylum laws (thelocal, Aug 4, 2016)

    “A second day of protests are due to take place near the Riksdag in Stockholm as both Swedes and asylum seekers demonstrate against the country’s toughened asylum laws.

    Around 500 people demonstrated at Mynttorget square near Sweden’s parliament building on Wednesday in protest against the new restrictions. The amended laws, which came into force on July 20th, have introduced a temporary residence permit as well as tightened family reunification laws.

    They are designed to significantly reduce the number of people seeking asylum in Sweden, which received a record 163,000 applications in 2015.

    And organizers of the protests against the changes say they expect even more people to turn up on Thursday, based on interest expressed on their Facebook group…”

  24. Muslim Religious Leader Tells British Boys they CAN Take SEX SLAVES

    Great Britain is in an uproar this week as news has broken about another “moderate” Muslim mosque preaching some pretty barbaric and horrific things to their young men. An Imam in a popular Welsh mosque was recently recorded telling a group of young men that war with the West was coming and that the Islamic religion allowed them to take women as slaves and rape them.

    His name is Ali Hammuda and he teaches and works at Cardiff’s Al-Manar Mosque (where British terrorists have worshipped at before, leaving to join ISIS in Syria). Hammuda was recently recorded by an undercover reporter working with the Daily Mail who explained that while he was at Al-Manar he saw “books preaching brutal violence, sexism, homophobia, aggressive physical jihad, dismemberment and capital punishment implemented by the state.

    It reinforces the idea that what these militant groups are doing, what IS is doing, is legitimised by history.”

    But it’s what he caught Hammuda saying that should really trouble his fellow Brits and everyone else living in the West, where the Muslim population continues it’s rapid growth.

  25. Gülen movement is fake Mahdi, says Turkey’s Religious Directorate head (hurriyetdailynews, Aug 4, 2016)

    “The head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), Mehmet Görmez, has said the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which was behind the July 15 failed coup attempt, was a “fake Mahdi movement,” referring to the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule before the Day of Judgment and rid the world of evil.

    “FETÖ/PDY cannot be characterized as a religious structure. It is a fake Mahdi movement,” Görmez said Aug. 4.

    The followers of the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen “abuse religion,” Görmez added during a conference on religion.

    “We gathered around a single article regarding the concrete steps to be taken after the July 15 bloody coup attempt, carried out by the religion-abusing organization FETÖ/PDY. The titles attributed to the leader of FETÖ/PDY cannot be linked to Islam. That organization is movement of power and interest under the disguise of religion,” he also said, also using the acronym PDY (Parallel State Structure) for the group.

    Arguing that FETÖ had become a tool of “dark projects” against Muslims worldwide, Görmez noted that it was “non-ethical.”

    “FETÖ is a non-ethical, secret movement. Their so-called works will be examined by our experts. The works that glorify the leader of this movement should be examined and necessary steps should be taken,” he said.

    During his speech, Görmez also announced that a commission to investigate the “harm that the Gülenists gave to religion” will be formed.

    “The harm that this terrorist organization gave to Islam will be determined and shared with the public,” he also said.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an previously called on the Diyanet to “reveal the truth” about the books of the Gülen movement.

    “I’ve told our Diyanet head that the Religious Affairs Supreme Council should investigate [Gülen’s] so-called works. There are many statements in those books that don’t fit our religion,” Erdo?an said, adding that a book called “FETÖ’s gallery of sins” should be published by the Diyanet after the examinations.”

  26. US not to pay Pakistan $300m reimbursement because of Haqqani network (khaama, Aug 4, 2016)

    “Pakistan will not receive $300 million in military reimbursements from the United States due to Islamabad’s lack of action against the Haqqani terrorist network operating from its safe havens in Pakistan.

    A US official has said the Pentagon Chief Ash Carter has decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network.

    “The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the Secretary has not yet certified that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network,” Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump quoted by Reuters said on Wednesday.

    The $300 million comes under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF), a U.S. Defense Department program to reimburse allies that have incurred costs in supporting counter-terrorist and counter-insurgency operations. Pakistan is the largest recipient.

    “This decision does not reduce the significance of the sacrifices that the Pakistani military has undertaken over the last two years,” Stump added.

    According to Pentagon data, about $14 billion has already been paid to Pakistan under the CSF since 2002.

    The step by Pentagon not to pay the amount to Pakistan comes as the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the militant groups, specifically the Taliban group and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network to use its soil for planning and coordinating attacks in Afghanistan.

    The Haqqani terrorist network is accused of numerous deadly attacks in Afghanistan including a horrific attack on VIP protection unity in Kabul earlier this year that left at least 64 dead and over 300 others wounded.”

  27. Police hunt for Moroccan man who attacked a Spanish priest and threatened to kill him saying ‘You should be afraid of me, I’m an Arab’

    Police are hunting for a Moroccan man who attacked a priest in Spain
    He reportedly grabbed his victim’s crucifix before threatening to kill him
    The man then said to the priest: ‘You should be afraid of me, I’m an Arab’

    Police are hunting for a Moroccan man who attacked a Catholic priest at a cafe in Spain after warning him ‘You should be afraid of me, I’m an Arab.’

    The aggressor, thought be aged around 35, tried to grab his victim’s crucifix around his neck before threatening to kill him after insulting him.

    The scare happened as the Franciscan missionary was visiting relatives in his native city of Cartagena in south east Spain.

    A waiter rushed to his aid at the unnamed cafe but was hit over the head with a bottle.

    The Moroccan fled after being stopped by two compatriots when he broke the bottle and went to attack the priest with a shard of broken glass.

    Police were called but failed to find him during a search of the area. They are said to be looking for a man, a witness named as Mohamed, who has worked in several restaurants in Cartagena.

    He was reportedly drunk when the incident happened, around 7pm on Monday, less than a week after two ISIS killers cut the throat of Father Jacques Hamel at a church in Normandy.

    The priest, known only by his religious name of Fray Job de Jesus, told a local paper he believed the attack had been ‘ideologically-motivated’ and was a clear case of Christianophobia.

    Witnesses told investigators the assailant warned his victim: ‘You’re Spanish, you’re from here, so if you are you should be afraid of me, I’m an Arab’ before adding: ‘B*****d, son of a b***h, I’m going to kill you.’

    Police have not made any official comment.

  28. Bill Clinton Got Millions From Sharia Education Network

    Is there anyone Bill Clinton wouldn’t take money from? The jury is out on that one. And I do mean a jury, rather than a Sharia court.

    Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

    The company’s finances strictly adhere to “Sharia Finance,” which includes giving “zakat,” a religious tax of which one-eighth of the proceeds is dedicated to funding Islamic jihad.

    The company also contributed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

    The former president served as honorary chairman for GEMS Education from 2011 to 2014, according to federal tax returns he filed with his wife, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

  29. Greek parliament votes to speed up $1mn Athens mosque construction (RT, Aug 4, 2016)

    “Greek lawmakers have given the go-ahead for the first official mosque to be built in Athens in over 180 years. The state-funded project has faced opposition from right-wing party Independent Greeks and the ultranationalist Golden Dawn.

    The vote was passed by a landslide, with 206 members of the Greek parliament voting to accelerate the construction on the mosque and 24 objecting out of the 230 MPs present.

    The far-right Golden Dawn and right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) were the only political parties to vote against the construction of the mosque, according to the AMNA news agency.

    More than 200,000 Muslims are believed to be living in Athens, but they have had to make do with informal mosques around the capital, which have often been targeted by far-right groups…”

  30. Almost 50% of ISIS attacks on West successful in 2016 – US govt report (RT, Aug 4, 2016)

    “A US Homeland Security report says that Islamic State has been linked to about 100 plots against the West over the last two years. Alarmingly, the terrorist group is getting more effective, with 44 percent of the plots in 2016 successful.

    The data compiled in the report showed that 41 of the 100 or so plots masterminded by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took place on US soil. France was the only other country in double figures, with the terrorists undertaking 20 plots since 2014.

    Both the first (in February, 2014) and 100th attack plots (on July 14, 2016) targeted the same location – the resort city of Nice in the south of France. The first one failed, but the 100th was notoriously successful.

    “There are now more Sunni violent extremist groups, members, and safe havens than at any time in history… ISIL, including its eight established and several more emerging branches, has become the preeminent global terrorist threat…ISIL’s leaders are determined seek to strike the US homeland—beyond inspiring homegrown violent extremist attacks,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in February.

    The attacks are also becoming deadlier. In 2015, a total of 720 people were injured or killed. However, this figure has already been surpassed this year, with 875 casualties so far. This also points to the fact that attacks by IS are becoming better planned.

    The report shows that just under a third of attacks last year carried out by IS were successful. However, in 2016, this figure has risen to almost one in two, with 44 percent of the terror group’s assaults successful.

    “Unfortunately despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June.

    The Department of Homeland Security noted how successful IS has been in managing to recruit people by “crowd-sourcing” its terrorism agenda. The report states that the majority of the plots have been masterminded by individuals who were inspired by IS, rather than those who were actually members of the group…”

  31. Europeans Abolished Slavery; Africans/Muslims Still Practice It
    The black lives that don’t matter to the Left.

    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles.

    A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear.

    Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs to Europeans. In his compact study, The Slave Trade (London, 2006), British historian Jeremy Black (London, 2006), highlights the “leading role Britain played in the abolition of slavery [as]… an example of an ethical foreign policy.” Britain agonized over this repugnant institution, failed to reconcile it with the Christian faith, and consequently abolished it.

    Professor Black condemns the exclusive focus on the Atlantic—or transatlantic—slave trade to the exclusion of the robust slave trade conducted by Arabs across the Sahara Desert. Or, across the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea to markets in the Middle East. This exclusive focus on westerners as slave owners and traders, notes Black, “fits with the [political] narrative of Western exploitation” of underdeveloped countries and their people.

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