Friday, August 18, 2017

Virginia: Muslim screamed “Allahu akbar” after donating to ISIS; planned local attack

Virginia: Muslim screamed “Allahu akbar” at news he’d helped buy rocket-propelled grenade for ISIS

“In 2016, Williams also shared plans of a martyrdom operation with a woman outside the U.S. and requested more information about specific types of AK-47 ammunition from an FBI confidential source. He told the FBI employee that the information was for a ‘local’ operation.”
So he was evidently plotting a jihad massacre inside the U.S. Williams appears to be yet another convert to Islam who gets the idea that his new religion calls upon him to commit treason and mass murder. Authorities remain indifferent to this phenomenon.
“Virginia man pleads guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS,” Washington Examiner, August 16, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A Virginia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to terrorism charges for his efforts to provide material support to the Islamic State, according to the Department of Justice.
Lionel Williams, 27, of Suffolk, Va., attempted to send money on two separate occasions to an individual he believed was an ISIS financier, according to a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement. The individual was actually an undercover FBI employee, who told Williams his donation had assisted purchasing a rocket-propelled grenade.
In response to this news, Williams said, “Praise be to Allah, and Allah is the Greatest.”
Court documents reveal Williams’ interest in ISIS has existed since 2014, and he purchased an AK-27 assault rifle on Dec. 3, 2015 — immediately following the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Additionally, Williams’ social media accounts show his support for ISIS. In March 2016, he posted his support for ISIS and expressed his desire for ISIS to take over the U.S. Furthermore, he said he would decapitate law enforcement agents that might have him under surveillance.
In 2016, Williams also shared plans of a martyrdom operation with a woman outside the U.S. and requested more information about specific types of AK-47 ammunition from an FBI confidential source. He told the FBI employee that the information was for a “local” operation….

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What we know so far

BBC NEWS
There have been two attacks in Spain's Catalonia region involving people driving cars at crowds at high-speeds.
Here is what we know so far.

What happened?

On Thursday afternoon at 16:50 local time (14:50 GMT) a white van smashed into people on Las Ramblas, a famous boulevard in central Barcelona that runs 1.2km (0.75 miles) and was packed with tourists.
The van driver is said to have zig-zagged to try and hit as many people as possible along the pedestrianised area, knocking many to the floor and sending others fleeing for cover in shops and cafes.
He killed 13 people and injured more than 100, and managed to flee the scene.
Spanish police have described it as a terror attack.


Barcelona map

What was the second attack?

About eight hours later, an Audi A3 car ploughed into pedestrians in the popular seaside resort town of Cambrils, 110km (68 miles) south-west of Barcelona.
Six civilians were injured, one critically, and a police officer was hurt too.
Five attackers, some of whom appeared to be wearing suicide belts, were then shot by police. Four died at the scene and one later died of his injuries.
Controlled explosions were carried out and authorities later said the explosive belts were fake.
Both the Las Ramblas and Cambrils attacks are believed to be linked.

Who has been arrested?

On Thursday, one person from Spain's north African enclave of Melilla was arrested in Alcanar and a Moroccan was arrested in Ripoll. Both are towns in Catalonia - the same region as Barcelona.
Police say neither of the pair arrested was the driver.
Documents belonging to the Moroccan, 28-year-old Driss Oubakir, were allegedly used to rent the van used in the Las Ramblas attack but local media report he says his papers were stolen and used without his knowledge.
He arrived in Barcelona from Morocco on 13 August, the El Pais newspaper reports, citing police sources.
On Friday, police announced another arrest in Ripoll. It remains unclear how many people were involved in the plots.

Weren't there other incidents too?

On Thursday evening at 19:30 local time, a car was driven into officers at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Barcelona.
The car was later found with a dead man inside it, but the interior ministry has denied earlier reports he was killed by police gunfire. He is not believed to be linked to the Las Ramblas attack, officials say, but investigations are ongoing
On Wednesday night, an explosion completely destroyed a house in Alcanar, 200km south of Barcelona, killing one person and wounding seven.





Media captionWhat was it like to be caught up in the Barcelona attack?

The house was filled with bottles of propane and butane, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported (in Spanish).
That incident is believed to be connected to Thursday's events.

Who are the victims?

They come from all over the world, with at least 24 nationalities represented.
People from Ireland, France, Australia, China, Pakistan, Venezuela, Algeria, Peru, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines are all reported to be among the victims.
Belgium said one of its citizens was killed and France said 26 of its nationals were injured, 11 seriously. The Australian government said at least four citizens were injured.

Who is responsible?

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the Las Ramblas attack and that IS "soldiers" carried it out. But it did not provide any evidence or details to back up the claim.

Why Spain?

The country is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations but in recent years has not seen the kind of jihadist violence that has rocked France, the UK, Belgium and Germany.
Still, Spain has been targeted before - several trains in Madrid, the capital, were bombed by al-Qaeda inspired militants in 2004, killing 191 people.
The IS news agency, Amaq, said the attack was carried out as part of efforts to target states fighting in the US-led anti-IS coalition.
A few hundred Spanish soldiers are in Iraq, training local forces fighting the Sunni militant group.

How much jihadist activity is there in the country?

The number of operations carried out against jihadists has increased significantly since Spain raised its terror alert level to four out of five in June 2015, meaning there was "high risk" of a terror attack.
Before these attacks, 51 suspected jihadists had already been detained in the country this year, while 69 were detained last year, and 75 were detained in 2015, according to El Pais.
Security and surveillance was stepped up in the wake of truck attacks in the French city of Nice in July 2016 and the German capital Berlin in December.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Water ice found near Mars’s equator

Water ice found near Mars’s equator could entice colonists and life-seekers


By Sid PerkinsAug. 16, 2017 , 1:45 PM
Scientists have discovered substantial deposits of water ice buried in shallow soils near Mars’s equator. The find could spur hopes for astrobiologists seeking life on Mars or future colonists seeking a supply of water, but it also raises a mystery for climate scientists.

The findings come from a reanalysis of data from NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft, which began orbiting Mars in 2001 and is the oldest functioning mission at the planet. One of Odyssey’s instruments measures the neutrons kicked up from the martian surface by cosmic rays striking the planet. From these neutron counts, scientists can infer the amount of hydrogen—and thus, presumably, the amount of water—present in the uppermost meter or so of soil. In small amounts, the water can take many forms—either in hydrated minerals or as small ice particles stuck between particles of sand or silt. But when the inferred abundances rise above 26%—as they do in some regions—scientists are pretty sure that bulk ice sits just below the surface, says Jack Wilson, a planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.

That Mars holds stores of ice is not news. At the poles, there are permanent caps made up of frozen water and carbon dioxide. And as far back as 2002, researchers using Odyssey’s neutron instrument reported evidence of water in the subsurface at high latitudes. The evidence was strong enough that NASA sent the Phoenix lander to explore these regions. When the lander’s robotic arm scratched at the hardscrabble soil in 2008, it found ice just below.

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected


Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 391 Issue Time: 2017 Aug 17 1151 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6
expected

Valid From: 2017 Aug 17 1150 UTC Valid To: 2017 Aug 17 1500 UTC

Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather

Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.

Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Heyer’s Dad Forgives Charlottesville Driver

Heather Heyer’s Dad Forgives Charlottesville Driver: ‘He Don’t Know No Better’

PETER HASSON
Associate Editor
9:49 AM 08/15/2017


The father of the woman killed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend forgave the man who killed his daughter and cited the Bible in calling for more forgiveness from all sides of the political spectrum.

“My daughter was a strong woman who had passionate opinions about the equality of everyone and she tried to stand up for that. And for her it wasn’t lip service, it was real. It was something that she wanted to share with everyone,” Mark Heyer said in an interview with a local news outlet on Monday. Mark’s daughter, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, died on Saturday after 20-year-old James Fields drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. (RELATED: Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Thanks Trump For Condemning Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists)

“And my thoughts with all of this stuff is that people need to stop hating and they need to forgive each other. I include myself in that in forgiving the guy that did this. He don’t know no better. I just think about what the Lord said on the cross. Lord, forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing,” Mark Heyer said.

“My daughter’s life — I’m proud of her. I’m proud of her for standing up. She had more courage than I did. She had a stubborn backbone that if she thought she was right she would stand there and defy you. But if I understand her, she wanted to do it peacefully and with a fierceness of heart that comes with her conviction,” he added.

“I hope all this stuff that’s come out isn’t twisted into something negative but there comes a positive change in people’s hearts, in their thinking, in their understanding of their neighbor. We just need to forgive each other. And I just hope that’s what comes out of all this.”

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Virginia State Police Family Mourns The Loss of Two Pilot - Troopers

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends & colleagues of Virginia's 
Lt Cullen and Trooper Bates.

""This is a devastating loss for their families, the Virginia State Police, and the entire commonwealth...Our hearts go out to their wives and children, and we stand by to support them during this difficult time. These heroes were a part of our family and we are simply heartbroken." - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe




Two state police pilots killed in helicopter crash covering Charlottesville protests

Two state police pilots killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash


CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Virginia State Police helicopter helping law enforcement officers monitor the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville crashed in Albemarle County on Saturday, killing the two people on board.
The pilot, Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, flying a Bell 407 helicopter, died at the scene, according to state police.
The cause of the crash, which was in a wooded area near a residence on Old Farm Road, is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, but there is no indication of foul play, state police said Saturday night.
“Our state police and law enforcement family at large are mourning this tragic outcome to an already challenging day,” said Col. W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police superintendent. “Lieutenant Cullen was a highly respected professional aviator and trooper-pilot Bates was a welcome addition to the Aviation Unit, after a distinguished assignment as a special agent with our Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Their deaths are a tremendous loss to our agency and the commonwealth.”

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7.0 Magnitude Quake Strikes China

CHINESE NEWS SERVICE:

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Jiuzhaigou County in SW China's Sichuan Province. No casualties reported yet

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Heatwave Lucifer is making Europe ‘hot as hell’

Heatwave Lucifer is making Europe ‘hot as hell’
Adam SmithFriday 4 Aug 2017 3:04 pm
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Hot as hell: Europe weather temperature map is hotter than normal (Picture: WeatherOnline)
A heatwave called ‘Lucifer’ is causing havoc in Europe with 11 countries being issued ‘danger’ warnings over rocketing temperatures.
Across Italy, Spain, Croatia, Hungary and Southern Europe temperatures are higher than 40C which has led to forest fires, evacuations and safety fears for the vulnerable.
Many holiday destinations popular with British tourists are now warning both residents and visitors to stay in the shade and carry water at all times.
The Italians have dubbed the heatwave ‘Lucifer’ and it comes on the back of one of the longest drought’s in history.
The heatwave has caused a 15 per cent increase in hospital emergency admissions in Italy with 26 major towns and cities on the health ministry’s maximum heat alert.
Farmers are counting the cost after a prolonged drought and weather forecasters predict the hot weather is here to stay for at least another week.
In Florence the ‘perceived temperature’ which is determined by temperature, humidity and wind and has been reported at more than 50C.
In Abruzzo a 79-year-old woman was found dead in a field next to her home overcome by flames that engulfed two hectares of surrounding farmland.
A section of the Via Aurelia coastal motorway that runs northwards from Rome to the Riviera had to be closed for several hours because of a major fire near Grosseto in Tuscany.
And in Romania ‘red alerts’ have been issued after meteorologists have forecast 42C in western parts of the country.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Isis supporters wait for 'clear signal' to launch terror attacks in Australia

Police carried out raids in Sydney over the weekend after four men were arrested for plotting to bring down a plane.

Isabelle Gerretsen By Isabelle Gerretsen
July 31, 2017 10:39 BST

Isis supporters in Australia are waiting for a "clear signal" from terror cells before unleashing attacks, intelligence analysts have warned.

The warning came as police in Sydney raided several properties after four men of Lebanese descent were arrested for plotting to bring down a commercial airline with toxic gas or an explosive device.

Counter-terror units foiled the attack on Saturday (29 July) and extra security measures have been put in place at major Australian airports.

The terror plot was "advanced", Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told ABC radio. He would not specify any further details. Australia's national threat level remains at "probable."

Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Andrew Colvin told a news conference: "In recent days, law enforcement has become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist act using an improvised device."

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017: The Sign of Jonah to America

The Sign Of Jonah (Matthew 12:38-45)

39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.






See Part II here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

‘Astonishing’ Spike In Demand For Exorcisms

THE DAILY CALLER


Demand for exorcisms is on the rise in both the U.K. and the U.S. according to data from a new report and warnings from church leaders.

A report on mental health issues facing the church published by Theos, a U.K.-based Christian think tank, revealed that exorcism is now a “booming industry in the U.K.” and warned of the inherent harm in confusing mental health issues with demonic activity.

The rise in demand, according to the report, is directly related to an influx of immigrants with pentecostal and charismatic backgrounds — Christian denominations which deal very openly with exorcism and deliverance. Interviewees in the mental health field said in the report that “the vast majority of cases” of people requesting exorcism were actually suffering from mental health issues that required psychiatric care. Neither the church nor the report, however, denied the reality of demonic possession and the need for exorcism in certain cases.

“Jesus’ command was to heal the sick and to cast out demons,” the report reads. “The two are not synonymous. Just as for physical ailments we recommend seeking medical assistance, so it must be for mental illness. This is not to discount the possibility of demonic attacks, but it is to apply caution, in order to ensure that we are best looking after the needs of sufferers.”

Leaders in the Catholic Church noted that the increased demand for exorcisms was not localized to the U.K. but is also seen in the U.S. Catholic leaders’ assessment of the issue. The cause for the increased demand, however, is not simply an issue of immigrant culture, but was also attributed to an increase in demonic activity, according to Father Vincent Lampert, lead exorcist of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Activist Who Called For 'Jihad' Against Trump Is Using 'Muslim Brotherhood Playbook'


Muslim Author: Activist Who Called For 'Jihad' Against Trump Is Using 'Muslim Brotherhood Playbook'

Dr. Qanta Ahmed said that progressive Muslim activist Linda Sarsour's call for a "jihad" against the Trump administration is a play from the "Muslim Brotherhood playbook."

"This is classic Islamist tactics right out of the Muslim Brotherhood playbook," the author and physician said.


Sarsour, a leader of January's Women’s March in Washington, D.C., was named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration in 2012. Known for her strong language against the current White House, she appeared at the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention and appeared to call for a "jihad" against Trump.

“I hope, that when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reining in the White House,” Sarsour told her Muslim-majority audience.

Alt-right who relies on google for translation is trying to instill fear in the hearts of Muslims. We will be unapologetic about who we are.

This is very clear. The alt-right wants to get rid of me by any means necessary. That's their plan.

"In this climate, 'jihad' could be construed by a fanatic as a call to arms to act against our president," Ahmed warned.

Liberals' claim that Sarsour's right to discuss Islam as a religion is being denigrated is false, the Muslim British author said.

"We are called by the Koran to join and unite society, not fragment it," and Sarsour is denying Muslims this duty, she observed.

The Muslim Brotherhood wants Muslims to feel "vicitmized" and "persecuted," and Sarsour, a "political totalitarian ideologue" is promoting just that, the author concluded.

'CIVILIZATIONAL JIHAD' UNDERWAY AT 3,000 U.S. MOSQUES

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'CIVILIZATIONAL JIHAD' UNDERWAY AT 3,000 U.S. MOSQUES

Islamization expert blames both parties for crisis
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WASHINGTON – Even as President Trump’s administration tries to crack down on Muslim terrorism, public officials from both sides of the aisle remain blind to the threat of Islam, contends the man who infiltrated a top Muslim organization in the U.S.

Carl Gallups, host of the radio show “Freedom Friday,” recently interviewed Chris Gaubatz, vice president of Understanding the Threat, to discuss the Islamization of America by organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).


“Yes, the left has failed on this, but the right politically has failed on this as well,” Gaubatz said in reference to identifying the threat of Islam and proposing practical solutions to stop the covert Muslim invasion of the U.S. “When you have Michele Bachmann getting up and speaking truth about this threat, it was her own party that shouted her down, not the Democrats.”

Thursday, July 6, 2017

M6.5 - Leyte, Philippines


M6.5 - Leyte, Philippines

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time 6 Jul 2017 08:03:58 UTC6 Jul 2017 16:03:58 near epicenter 6 Jul 2017 03:03:58 standard time in your time zone

Location11.114N 124.633E Depth6 km Distances3.2 km (2.0 mi) NNE. of Masarayao, Philippines12.3 km (7.6 mi) NNE of Ormoc, Philippines21.0 km (13.0 mi) SSW of Carigara, Philippines28.1 km (17.4 mi) ENE of Palompon, Philippines119.9 km (74.4 mi) NE of Cebu City, Philippines

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.7 km; Vertical 4.0 kmParametersNph = 131; Dmin = 458.7 km; Rmss = 1.01 seconds; Gp = 30°
Version =Event IDus 1000976a

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Yes, Islamic Terrorism Really Is Islamic

It is a symptom of the denial and willful ignorance that blankets the present age that this book even had to be written, and that Ibn Warraq, a historian and social theorist of preeminent insight and wisdom, should have had to devote his considerable talents to it.
Nonetheless, we can be grateful that he has given us The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology, as this book is breathtakingly comprehensive despite its quite manageable length, and is, quite simply, irrefutable. If there remains in the world anyone who holds that Islam is a Religion of Peace and yet has sufficient intellectual honesty and acumen to consider these arguments on their merits, this is the book to give.
First there is the necessary work of clearing away the nonsense. Ibn Warraq takes up each of the major excuses that are commonly given for Islamic jihad violence -- that it is all about Israel, or all about U.S. foreign policy, or all about poverty and lack of opportunity -- and shows why each does not and cannot sufficiently explain the phenomenon at hand.

All Muslims Are Duty-Bound to Carry Out Jihad Against Israel

Iran’s Ayatollah: ‘All Muslims Are Duty-Bound to Campaign and Carry Out Jihad’ Against Israel


By CNSNews.com Staff | June 28, 2017 | 4:48 PM EDT

(Office of the Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei)
(CNSNews.com) - Speaking Monday on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, the Muslim feast marking the end of the month of Ramadan, the Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Iran’s so-called “Leader of the Islamic Revolution,” declared that all Muslims “are duty bound” to carry out Jihad against Israel—which he referred to as “the Zionist regime.”

“Unity and avoiding division benefits all Muslim countries and through harmony over the issue of Palestine as the foremost problem of the Muslim world, it must be prevented from being diminished or forgotten,” the ayatollah said, according to a statement about the speech posted on the ayatollah's English-language website.

“Palestine is the foremost issue of the Muslim world, but some Muslim countries act in such a way that is meant to make the issue of Palestine ignored and forgotten,” he said.

“According to Islamic jurisprudence,” said the ayatollah, “once faced with the domination of the enemy over Islamic territory, all Muslims are duty-bound to campaign and carry out jihad in whatever possible form and, therefore, fighting against the Zionist regime is incumbent upon and mandatory for the entire Islamic world.”

Monday, June 26, 2017

770 Earthquakes at Yellowstone in Past Two Weeks

UPDATE: Are 770 Earthquakes at Yellowstone in Past Two Weeks a Prelude to the Big One?
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz June 25, 2017 , 12:59 pm

769 earthquakes were recorded at Yellowstone over the last two weeks, raising concerns among seismologists that a catastrophic eruption may be brewing, and could hit sooner rather than later.
One quake measured over four on the Richter scale, five measured in the magnitude three range, 64 in the magnitude two range, and the other 699 have been measured at magnitude one or less.
Researchers from the University of Utah at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO), said to the Star Valley Independent, “This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years,” adding, “Seismic activity at volcanoes can signal an eruption is due to take place, although predicting exactly when a volcano will erupt is, at present, impossible.”
Increased seismic activity is described explicitly in the prophets as accompanying the End-of-Days.
“I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone. I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking; all the hills were swaying. I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away…” (Jeremiah 4:23-28)

Iranians Shout ‘Death to Israel’ And ‘Death to America’

Iranians Shout ‘Death to Israel’ And ‘Death to America’ On Annual Holiday

Gage Cohen
 By Gage Cohen | June 26, 2017 | 5:38 PM EDT

Iranians celebrate with "death" chants
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians showed up in the streets to cheer “death to Israel” and “death to America” on the country’s annual “Al-Quds Day.”
According to a Reuters report, protesters expressed their hatred for America and Israel, holding signs saying “Israel should be wiped off the map” and equating America with ISIS.
Al-Quds is the Arabic word for Jerusalem.
"Daesh [ISIS], America and Israel are all the same. They are all terrorists," said a young woman marching in Tehran, Iran’s capital.

Arab Muslim Allies Move Against the Muslim Brotherhood

Today Kuwait handed Qatar a list of demands from other Arab countries -- many of them American allies -- demanding the end of support for terrorist organizations:

One of the cardinal demands is that Qatar stop funding the Muslim Brotherhood, a demand that was made clear when this crisis erupted earlier this month...

...Interestingly, in addition to Qatar's funding of the Muslim Brotherhood efforts to destabilize Arab countries throughout the Middle East, the country ensured that it would not be threatened by dismantling Brotherhood operations inside Qatar decades ago...

See also:

Qatar Told to Sever Ties With Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Shut Down Al-Jazeera

Weekend earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault mark tips of great historic quakes

Weekend earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault mark tips of great historic quakes

Over the weekend, there were earthquakes on either end of the San Andreas Fault system, highlighting the tips of two great earthquakes. In Northern California, a M=4.0 quake near the Mendocino Triple Junction marks the terminus of the 1906 M=7.9 earthquake which devastated San Francisco. In Southern California, a M=3.5 earthquake just east of San Bernardino is the southern end of the 1812 M=7.5 Wrightwood earthquake that killed 40 people in a church in San Juan Capistrano over 100 km away. While neither of the quakes over the weekend were large enough to cause damage, there were both felt, and because of the importance of their locations, deserve attention.


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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.