Monday, June 19, 2017

17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque

Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque

By Faiz Siddiqui, Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey June 19 at 9:05 AM

Police said Monday they are not investigating the murder of a Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and then disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area as a hate crime.

On Sunday, police found the girl’s remains and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case.

The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston.

Fairfax County police identified the man charged with murder in her death as Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling. On Monday, they did not release any explanation as to why they weren’t investigating the murder as a hate crime.

According to accounts from police and a mosque official, a group of four or five teens were walking back from breakfast at IHOP early Sunday when they were confronted by a motorist. All but one of the teens ran to the mosque, where the group reported that the girl had been left behind, according to Deputy Aleksandra Kowalski, a spokeswoman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland (VIDEO)
The western coast of Greenland has been struck with a 4.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami that swept away several houses in coastal villages. At least four people are feared missing, as a rescue mission in the village hardest hit by waves is under way, local police reports.
The settlement of Nuugaatsiaq suffered the most, with 11 houses being washed away and the community being left with no electricity. With a registered population of 101, 78 people have been evacuated to the town of Uummannaq, the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation (KNR) reported, citing police officials.

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands

M 6.1 - South of the Fiji Islands

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Location
24.105°S 179.591°E
Depth
518.2 km

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Car ran over Muslims who left a mosque in London

Car ran over Muslims who left a mosque in #London tonight. Imam said 6 people were killed. Driver was arrested.

London police: Vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties"

Finsbury Park: 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians

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A vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties" in north London, police said.
One person was arrested following the incident near Finsbury Park Mosque on Seven Sisters Road.
Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said, describing it as a "major incident".
London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources".
Witnesses said the area was busy because worshippers had been attending evening prayers.
The Muslim Council of Britain said its "prayers are with the victims."

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Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter: "Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them. I just hope they did."
Others have described seeing police tend to the injured.
One eyewitness who lives in a flat on Seven Sisters Road told the BBC she saw people "shouting and screaming".
"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people'.
"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished."
She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake - GUATEMALA


M6.9 - GUATEMALA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.9 Date-Time14 Jun 2017 07:29:07 UTC14 Jun 2017 01:29:07 near epicenter

14 Jun 2017 02:29:07 standard time in your timezone

Location 15.019N 91.928WDepth111 kmDistances15 km (10 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of San Marcos, San Marcos, Guatemala26 km (16 miles) E (80 degrees) of Cacahoat���n, Chiapas, Mexico40 km (25 miles) ENE (71 degrees) of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico158 km (98 miles) WNW (286 degrees) of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.3 km; Vertical 3.3 km

ParametersNph = 83; Dmin = 56.4 km; Rmss = 1.15 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version =Event IDus 20009mbt

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pope appoints abortion supporter to Vatican pro-life academy

Pope Francis appoints abortion supporter to Vatican pro-life academy

ROME, June 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Among the 45 new members Pope Francis has appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life is an Anglican minister who has argued that abortion should be legal until “18 weeks after conception.”
University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar, who was appointed to the Academy for a five-year term, stated in a 2011 dialogue with pro-infanticide ethicist Peter Singer that a preborn baby is “not…the same kind of thing as an adult or a mature human being” and therefore does not deserve “quite the same treatment.”
“I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there is some evidence of brain activity, and therefore of consciousness,” he said as reported by Standpoint magazine.
Then, one year later, when he was the keynote speaker for an event at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, he said that "it is not true that all abortion is equivalent to murder."
When LifeSiteNews asked Biggar if his appointment to the Academy indicated that the Church under Francis is shifting gears on abortion, he said that as someone who is not Roman Catholic, he did not think it appropriate to comment on the Church's position.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Interfaith / Islamic Trojan Horse Threat

Clay Higgins, George Soros, The Muslim Brotherhood And The Interfaith Alliance


"...The Interfaith Alliance has twisted Congressman Higgins’ words to imply that he called for the killing of all Muslims, including those in the United States.

This should not come as a surprise from this nefarious, anti-American organization.

The Interfaith Alliance is in fact a George Soros-funded front. They are prominently featured in internal plans from Soros front groups to orchestrate staged interfaith demonstrations.
The Interfaith Alliance also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the forerunner of all modern Sunni Jihadist organizations.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) lists the Interfaith Alliance as one of its partners.
ISNA was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood organization in the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in U.S. history: the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation. ISNA was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in that trial.

Moreover, ISNA’s Canadian division was shut down by the Canadian government because it was funding jihadist terrorists.

It is sometimes said that you should judge a man not by his friends but by his enemies. George Soros, the Muslim Brotherhood and their cronies don’t like Congressman Higgins.

That must mean he is in fact the great God-fearing patriot that I know him to be."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jihad during Ramadan is ‘obligatory’

Jihad during Ramadan is ‘obligatory,’ Taliban spokesman says


An official Taliban spokesman described jihad as “obligatory worship” and said that there would be no cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The spokesman’s stance is consistent with Taliban policy.
“Our fight is Jihad & obligatory worship, reward for every obligatory act of worship is multiplied x70 in #Ramadan,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on his official Twitter account on May 27, the official start of the Ramadan holiday.
“Calls for stopping Jihad in this holy month is ignorance of religion. Hurting civilians during #Ramadan & otherwise is a crime,” he continued in a separate tweet.
Mujahid’s stance on fighting during Ramadan is consistent with past statements. In 2013, while disputing a hack on Voice of Jihad that called for a cease-fire, Mujahid said the group would continue fighting.
“During the holy month of Ramadan, jihad has major rewards. And mujahideen will continue to employ all their fighting techniques to mount attacks on the enemy,” [Mujahid] said, according to Reuters.

Brace for 'Holy Month of Jihad'

London Bridge Attack: 7 Killed, 48 Wounded


by SAPHORA SMITH, FIONA DAY, CHLOE HUBBARD and PHIL HELSEL

LONDON — Seven people died and nearly 50 were injured when a terrorist attack unfolded in the heart of the British capital on Saturday night.

Officials said a vehicle barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then three attackers embarked on a stabbing rampage at nearby Borough Market.

In the wake of the attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May said "things must change" when it comes to counter-terrorism policies.

"We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are," she told reporters outside her official residence on Sunday. "There is — to be frank — far too much tolerance of extremism in our country."


The incident was reported at 10:08 p.m. (5:08 p.m. ET) on Saturday. Within eight minutes, all of the suspects had been fatally shot by officers, according to authorities.

Accept Islamic Terror as the New Normal?

  • "The use of terror under this doctrine [Targhib wal tarhib, "luring and terrorizing"] is a legitimate sharia obligation." — Salman Al Awda, mainstream Muslim sheikh, on the Al Jazeera television show "Sharia and Life".
  • Part of the tarhib or "terrorizing" side of this doctrine is to make a cruel example of those who do not comply with the requirements of Islam. That is the reason Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, and entities such as ISIS, intentionally hold ceremonial public beheadings, floggings, and amputation of limbs.
  • Islamic jihad has always counted on people in conquered lands eventually to yield, give up and accept terrorism as part of life, similar to natural disasters, earthquakes and floods.
After terror attacks, we often hear from Western media and politicians that we must accept terrorist attacks as the "new normal."

For Western citizens, this phrase is dangerous.

Islam's doctrine of jihad, expansion and dawah (Islamic outreach, proselytizing) rely heavily on the use of both terror and luring. Targhib wal tarhib is an Islamic doctrine that means "seducing (luring) and terrorizing" as a tool for dawah, to conquer nations and force citizens to submit to Islamic law, sharia. It amounts to manipulating the instinctive parts of the human brain with extreme opposing pressures of pleasure and pain -- rewarding, then severely punishing -- to brainwash people into complying with Islam.

Most ordinary Muslims are not even aware of this doctrine, but Islamic books have been written about it. Mainstream Muslim sheikhs such as Salman Al Awda have discussed it on Al Jazeera TV. On a show called "Sharia and Life," Al Awda recommended using extremes "to exaggerate... reward and punishment, morally and materially... in both directions". "The use of terror under this doctrine,"' he said, "is a legitimate sharia obligation."

Friday, June 2, 2017

M6.9 - NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS


M6.9 - NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.9

Date-Time2 Jun 2017 22:24:47 UTC3 Jun 2017 11:24:47 near epicenter

2 Jun 2017 17:24:47 standard time in your timezone

Location54.092N 170.911EDepth4 km

Distances205 km (127 miles) NW (314 degrees) of Attu Station, AK339 km (211 miles) ESE (109 degrees) of Nikol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Rus.818 km (508 miles) ENE (77 degrees) of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia3153 km (1960 miles) NE (40 degrees) of TOKYO, JapanLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 6.9 km; Vertical 3.6 kmParametersNph = 173; Dmin = 261.0 km; Rmss = 1.22 seconds; Gp = 17°
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Monday, May 29, 2017

M 6.8 - 27km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia

M 6.8 - 27km NW of Kasiguncu, Indonesia

2017-05-29 14:35:21 UTC1.282°S   120.452°E9.1 km depth

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REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS


REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS


On this Memorial Day we want to say how thankful we are to those who serve in the armed forces and their families.  It is a time to honor and recognize the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers. To the men and women still serving, it is because of you that we sleep soundly at night.  Be safe and God bless you!
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” ~ George Washington

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Solar Storm!


Editor's note:  Brace for increased severe weather and geological activity for next two weeks

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pope Dismantling Doctrine for Deviance

Pope’s ambiguity a ‘true blessing’ because it draws false Church out of shadows

“...A hidden conflict has been raging in the Church for over one hundred years…Under Francis, the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas and the first pope whose priestly ordination was in the New Rite, it is now full blown, with the potential of rendering the Church smaller but more faithful,” he added. 

"...The anti-Gospel of the anti-Church is often “indistinguishable from secular ideology, which has overturned both the natural law and the Ten Commandments,” he said"

"...This anti-Gospel, which seeks to elevate the individual’s will to consume, to pleasure and to power over the will of God, was rejected by Christ when tempted in the wilderness. Disguised as ‘human rights,’ it has reappeared, in all its luciferian hubris, to promulgate a narcissistic, hedonistic attitude that rejects any constraint except that imposed by man-made laws,” he added

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

A suspected suicide bomber killed as many as 14 people in Afghanistan on Saturday and fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan.

In eastern Khost province, a Taliban attacker detonated a car bomb near a football field that is close to a military base, officials said.

At a local hospital, doctors received at least 14 dead bodies and eight wounded people, said Gul Mohammaddin Mangal, head of the public health department in Khost.

"The bodies are not recognizable and it is hard to say if they are civilians or security forces," he said.

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, put the death toll at 13 killed and eight wounded, including two children.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the Khost attack, saying it was aimed at members of the Afghan security forces.

A Reuters witness at the scene did not observe any military or police vehicles among those destroyed in the blast.

Islamic State captures major city in the Philippines

Philippine president urges IS-linked rebels to halt siege, start talks

By Tom Allard | ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Islamist militants on Friday to abandon hostilities and start dialogue in an effort to end their bloody occupation of a southern city that experts called a major blow to regional security.

Duterte said the presence of foreign fighters in street battles that have raged since Tuesday in Marawi City was proof that Islamic State had gained a foothold on the restive island of Mindanao, but there was still a chance for peace.

"You can say that the ISIS is here already," Duterte told soldiers in nearby Iligan City, referring to Islamic State.

"My message mainly to the terrorists on the other side is we can still solve this through dialogue. And if you cannot be convinced to stop fighting, so be it. Let's just fight."

Special forces commandoes were deployed to drive out the remaining 20 to 30 Maute group rebels holed-up in Marawi but encountered heavy resistance on Friday. The army said 11 soldiers and 31 militants have been killed.

Fighting erupted on Tuesday after a bungled raid by security forces on a Maute hideout, which spiraled into chaos, with gunmen seizing bridges, roads and buildings and taking Christians hostage. Duterte responded by declaring martial law throughout his home island of Mindanao.

Rohan Gunaratna, a Singapore-based security expert, said the siege was a wake-up call for the Philippines.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Manchester's Muslim Brotherhood Mosque

Was a Muslim Brotherhood mosque a gateway to Manchester terror?

Posted May 24, 2017 11:40 AM by Jordan Schachtel
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Was the Manchester bomber radicalized by his Islamist mosque?

The Islamic institution long attended by Manchester terrorist Salman Abedi appears to have deep connections to the global Muslim Brotherhood, which has been designated as a terrorist organization in several countries, but not the United States. Abedi killed 22 people and wounded over 100 more when he committed a suicide attack against a group of mostly teenage girls outside a concert at Manchester Arena.
The Didsbury Mosque, which is also known as the Manchester Islamic Center, employs top leadership that is directly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch reports that the imam of the mosque, Mustafa Abdullah Graf, is linked to a group headed by Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Qaradawi has infamously endorsed suicide bombings and argues that homosexuals, apostates from Islam, and those who defy Islamic culture should be immediately put to death.
Moreover, the supervisor of the mosque’s Sharia department, Salem Sheikhi, is a member of another Muslim Brotherhood institution run by Qaradawi.