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Trump In Islamic Terrorist Recruitment Video

As Hillary Clinton predicted (as well as anyone else who had a clue). Trump in Terrorist recruitment videos.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2016 in The Clown Bus

 

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Al Qaeda Attack in Mali

Maili is a country in West Africa, where the legendary city of Timbuktu is located. It is a landlocked country which was formerly a French colony. This morning, at least 2 Al Qaeda Terrorists attacked the Radisson Hotel in Bamako, the capital city, and at one point held 170 hostages. Mali Special Forces, assisted by UN Troops have stormed the hotel, and it now appears that at least 27 people were executed by the attackers. Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack.

This appears to be a “me too” attack by Al Qaeda such as not to lose status against ISIS with their attack in Paris last week.

Jihadis Take More Than 100 Hostage at Hotel in Former French Colony of Mali

More than 100 people were reportedly taken hostage and at least three killed Friday by gunmen at a Radisson hotel in the city of Bamako, the capital of Mali, in another apparent jihadi attack directed at France. French troops were involved in operations against Islamic radicals in Mali, a former French colony, as recently as last year. A number of hostages have reportedly been freed by Malian forces, but the entire hotel has not yet been secured. From CNN:

Security forces have begun a counter-assault on a Malian hotel where gunmen took more than 100 hostages Friday morning, French President Francois Hollande told reporters in Paris on Friday afternoon.

The situation began around 7 a.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, when two or three attackers stormed the hotel, firing guns and initially taking about 170 people hostage, officials said … By noon, the country’s state broadcaster, ORTM, reported that at least 80 of the hostages had been freed.

Hollande happens to have mentioned French counterterrorism activities in Mali in a public statement Thursday; in 2013 and 2014 French forces helped retake areas in the country’s north that had been seized by al Qaida–allied Islamic militants. Reuterssays that the gunmen who attacked the Radisson shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they stormed the hotel and that some guests who were able to recite verses of the Koran were allowed to go free.

Latest update off the wire –

The UN peacekeepers saw 12 corpses in the basement of the hotel and another 15 on the second floor, the UN official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. He added that the UN troops were still helping Malian authorities search the hotel.

And this from Jason Burke of the Guardian (UK)

If al-Mourabitoun, an al-Qaida-linked group, is indeed responsible for the Bamako siege it is a stunning example of how the deep rivalry between al-Qaida, founded in 1987 or 1988, and IS, founded in 2014, is responsible for a wave of violence across much of the Islamic world and, as we found out, last week, beyond.

IS broke away from al-Qaida and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the leader of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri, detest each other.

The world of militancy is is riven with splits and doctrinal differences, personal animosities and grudges. There is also fierce competition for recruits, donations and attention.

Security services have long been aware of how violence can escalate when groups divide or fragment and the factions battle for supremacy, each trying to outdo the other. This may well be what has driven the timing of this new operation, the first high-profile such attack by al-Qaida for some time. The group is trying to steal back some of the limelight and dominate the news agenda again, as it once did so often and so effectively.

What appears clear is that the Paris attacks have intensified and accelerated a chaotic, dynamic reordering of alliances and capabilities within the broader landscape of Islamic militancy, meaning that an already hugely complex threat is increasingly difficult for security services to read.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in International Terrorism

 

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C Street Crew

The “C Street Crew” – a group of Republican legislators who lived in subsidized housing partially paid for by a religious cult is back in the news…

Seems that these same Senators and Congressmen most noted for their dalliances with women other than their wives…

Were doing the freak-nasty on Al Quaeda’s dime.

And who knows what else the money paid for?

Prayer Group Linked to GOP Lawmakers Took Money From Alleged Terrorist Source

A group of activist ministers in Ohio has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax status of an outfit that sponsors the National Prayer Breakfast, saying that it took money six years ago from an alleged Islamic terrorist financier.

ClergyVoice said in a letter to the IRS that the Fellowship Foundation violated its standing as a tax-exempt group when it accepted two $25,000 checks in May and June of 2004 from the Islamic American Relief Agency, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The Islamic charity turned up on the Senate Finance Committee list of terrorist financiers in January 2004.

The Fellowship Foundation told the Post it has tightened its vetting of donors and that it neither retained the relief agency money nor used it to pay for trips taken by GOP senators such as Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and John Ensign of Nevada. The foundation has been associated with a house on C Street near Capitol Hill where several senators and House members stay while in Washington.

The Missouri-based Islamic American Relief Agency was raided and shut down by federal agents in October 2004, but in the months following it started a quiet lobbying campaign to clear its name. Government wiretaps and material collected in the raid resulted in federal indictments of the agency’s officers and ultimately a guilty plea this year by its chief executive, Mubarak Hamed. He acknowledged sending one of the $25,000 checks to the International Foundation — a name used by the Fellowship group — in 2004.

In his plea, Hamed said the plan was to pay for lobbying by former Rep. Mark D. Siljander (D-Mich.) who, Hamed said, promised to help the relief agency get off of the Senate’s terrorist list. In July, Siljander pleaded guilty to acting as the charity’s unregistered agent in meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He admitted lying to federal officers about his role, the Post said. In addition, the Justice Department said the money involved was stolen from a grant given to the charity by the U.S. Agency for International Development for relief work in Mali.

Fellowship Foundation President Richard E. Carver said Wednesday that with improved screening of potential donors, “Hopefully, we would not have a repeat of this experience.”

 

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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The Strange Story if “Jihad Jane”

This is the strange story of a Pennsylvania woman who filled the Internet with her passion for supporting violent Jihad against western countries. Shortly after the Nigerian “Underwear Bomber” was caught, the howls of right wingers to racially profile and that the Obama Administration was failing in the “War” on Terror were resounding.

Strawberry blond haired Jihad Jane would have made a mockery of that racial profiling now… Wouldn’t she?

Proving once again that the biggest danger to our country probably isn’t swarthy men from the Middle East…

But white conservative’s, and their wholly owned subsidiary – the Tom Squad’s racism and stupidity.

This one appears to be about on a par with the New York Synagogue Bombers, who had no explosives, rockets, or guns but were going to blow up a Jewish Synagogue anyway, and the South Florida 7 – who couldn’t even afford clothes, much less guns. It will be interesting to see if Jihad Jane gets the same tough justice in the Judicial System.

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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in News

 

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