Category Archives: Terrorism

Muslim Street Praying is Banned in Paris Suburb by French Govt | Nov 20 2017

France Seeks To Ban Muslim Street Prayers In Paris After Clashes

|| Daily Caller

“Muslims won’t be allowed to hold mass prayers on the streets of a Paris suburb where protestors and worshippers have clashed in recent weeks, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday.

Weekly street prayers have taken place in the suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne every Friday since the local mosque was shut down by authorities in the spring. Local politicians and protestors have tried to stop the street prayers and the national government is ready to take action.

“They will not have prayers on the street, we will prevent street praying,” Collomb told Franceinfo in an interview published Sunday. “We will make sure we resolve this conflict in the next few weeks.”

Collomb emphasized that “Muslims must have a place of worship to pray” while acknowledging that the current solution doesn’t work.

Dozens of French politicians sang the national anthem Nov. 11 as they marched into a gathering of around 200 Muslims in the area. A mayor, members of parliament, local councilors and civilians walked under a banner reading “Stop Illegal Street Prayers”as they tried to push worshippers out of the town’s market square.

Riot police had to separate the groups to avoid a potentially violent confrontation.

Populist leader Marine Le Pen also weighed-in and showed support for the protests.

“The Republic must go on the offensive in the face of Islamist provocations,” Le Pen said in a tweet. “What is the Minister of the Interior waiting for to restore public order and secularism? Laxity is not an option.”

Laxity, or lacité, is the French tradition of keeping religion out of public activity.”

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Rep. Ted Lieu Hiring of Pakistani Awan Bros Compromised U.S. National Security | Nov 15 2017

Democratic IT Staffer Arrested On Fraud Charge Has Family Links To SoCal Lawmakers

|| CBS TV Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Family members of a staffer for the former Democratic National Committee chair who was arrested this week while attempting to leave the U.S. for Pakistan once worked for several Southern California congressional offices.

Imran Awan was fired Tuesday by Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the same day he pleaded not guilty to a bank fraud charge in connection with a $165,000 home equity loan, authorities said.

His brother Abid Awan, was employed earlier this year by Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, Tony Cardenas, and nearly 30 more House Democrats as a “shared employee”, according to Legistorm, a website that tracks congressional employment.

March 10 was the most recent end date for Awan’s employment under both Lieu and Cardenas, records show.

Lieu made headline in February for releasing a “how to” guide to help members of the Trump administration leak information to the media.”

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A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SECURITY BREACH IN CONGRESS

|| FrontpageMag

“Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information.

The signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine national security.

Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach.

The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz; to whom the letter had been addressed.

Imran Awan and his two brothers, Jamal and Abid, are at the center of an investigation that deals with, among other things, allegations of illegal access.  They have been barred from the House of Representatives network.

A member of Congress expressed concern that, “they may have stolen data from us.”

All three of the Pakistani brothers had been employed by Democrats. The offices that employed them included HPSCI minority members Speier, Carson and Joaquín Castro. Congressman Castro, who also sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, utilized the services of Jamal Moiz Awan. Speier and Carson’s offices utilized Imran Awan.

Abid A. Awan was employed by Lois Frankel and Ted Lieu: members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also on the committee is Castro. As is Robin Kelly whose office employed Jamal Awan.  Lieu also sits on the subcommittees on National Security and Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.”

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California Swamp: CA Democrat House Members Hired Muslim Brotherhood Awan Brothers

|| Canada Free Press

“In post—9/11 America, “If you see something, say something” has become the unofficial slogan of the Department of Homeland Security, with the idea of enlisting American citizens to help identify real terrorism threats. Yet California Democrats in Congress apparently ignored this advisory with their silence, support and promotion of possible terrorists in their own workplace.

The Congressional hacking suspects—the Pakistani born Awan brothers—ran the Information Technology (IT) for dozens of Democrat congressmen and women, and could read every email and communication sent or received. Members of the California Democrat House delegation also hired the Awan brothers, along with nearly 30 more House Democrats as a “shared employee,” according to Legistorm.

In fact, the hackers appear to have had access to some of the most sensitive classified information provided to members of several intelligence oversight committees. As “shared” employees, their salaries were cobbled together with part-time payments from multiple members, on an estimated 80 House Democrats’ payrolls, the Daily Caller reported.

The California members of the House who hired the Awan Brothers (past and present), and what they paid the Awans include:

  • Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA 16) = $161,896
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA14) = $136,897
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra (Formerly D-CA34, currently California Attorney General) = $130,811
  • Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA37) = $106,664
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (Former D-CA 33) = $85,552
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA 29) = $73,917
  • Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA 41) = $42,057
  • Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA26) = $79,504
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA31) = $35,415
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA33) = $16,456

“March 10 was the most recent end date for Awan’s employment under both Lieu and Cardenas, records show.” CBS Los Angeles reported.

Ironically, Rep. Ted Lieu is something of an IT whiz kid, according to his Congressional bio: “As one of only four computer science majors currently serving in Congress, and as a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Information Technology, Ted is frequently sought out for his insight on technology and innovation matters including cybersecurity, cloud computing and innovation as well as the sharing and creative economy.”

It’s a darn shame Ted Lieu wasn’t sought out for his insight on cybersecurity in the House.

While Imran Awan ran technology for multiple House Democrats, he soon brought in four of his relatives—including brothers Abid and Jamal. The Awan family members appeared on the payroll of dozens of other members, collecting $4 million in taxpayer funds since 2010, the Daily Caller reported:”

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Saturday Night Shooting Spree by Illegal Alien in Texas Ignored by Mainstream Media | Nov 08 2017

Man charged with aggravated assault in I-35 shooting spree had ICE Detainer

 

“AUSTIN (KXAN) —  Shots were fired across an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 35 from Wells Branch Parkway to Stassney Lane early Saturday morning. For the first time, we’re hearing from one of the victims in the I-35 shooting spree who dodged bullets on Austin’s busiest highway.

“When I looked back behind me, I noticed a guy standing by with a rifle and as soon as I noticed him I quickly stepped on the gas and sped off and automatically he started shooting at us,” Rigoberto Ochoa told KXAN.

Ochoa said he and his friend were going to get something to eat and found themselves ripping out of a parking lot in north Austin off 183. He was fighting to keep them alive.

“He was shooting at us and I think he was aiming at us to kill us,” Ochoa said, who described the suspect firing seven rounds, one that blew out his tire. “I just kept on hearing the shots fired and the impact to my pickup.”

Ochoa’s friend, sitting in the front passenger seat, was shot in the arm.

It was one stop, during an hour-plus shooting spree that ultimately led to police charging 25-year-old Rolando Martinez with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. At another stop, a man, woman and 7-year-old were shot.

Assistant Police Chief Joseph Chacon said, “What I can tell you is that my understanding is the 7-year-old is out of danger and is moving into a rehabilitation type of stage of her recovery.”

KXAN also spoke with Martinez’s younger brother, who doesn’t know what to think.

“Not an hour goes by that I don’t think, I don’t think of him ’cause it’s just crazy,” he said, explaining the hardest part is that his family still hasn’t heard from Martinez. “That ain’t him. He’s chill, he’s calm, he’s serious but he wouldn’t do nothing like this. Guess… I don’t know.”

As for Ochoa, he says the most important thing he did that early Saturday morning was step on the gas.

“I did believe at the time this was going to be the end of me,” he said. “He should stay in jail. If he gets out, next time he’s going to do it again. He’s going to do it again and I feel there’s no excuses.”

Court documents reveal Martinez told police he had been drinking at the Nocturno Nightclub and didn’t remember much from that night, but he did remember waking up in a grassy median near the freeway.

Martinez is currently being held on a $1 million bond. According to Travis County Jail records, he also has an Immigration and Naturalization Service detainer holding him there.

Police say they’re looking into whether Martinez obtained the gun legally and if drugs were involved.”

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Eight Dead In NYC Muslim Terror Attack | Oct 31 2017

Attacker in downtown NYC bloodbath shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’

|| NY Post

“A man in a pickup truck killed seven people when he drove onto the West Side bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon — and then shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he got out of the car with fake guns, police sources said.

The suspected terror attack happened around 3:15 p.m., when a man in a flatbed pickup truck from Home Depot veered onto the bike path at West St., a few blocks north of Chambers St., police said.

The suspect, who was shot by police, then plowed his car into up to 23 people on the path, killing seven and injuring more than a dozen others, according to cops.

He continued driving south and hit another car, then got out and displayed “imitation firearms,” police said.

The man then shouted, “Allahu Akbar,” according to police sources.

Witnesses described a scene of terror, as people fled for safety.

“Jesus! A car just ran over 2 people and then crashed into a school bus. I see two dead bodies and citibikes on the floor destroyed,” a Twitter user wrote.

“What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns,” a 14-year-old Stuyvesant HS student said. “We thought it was a Halloween thing. He started running around the highway. There was another guy in a green shirt that was chasing him around.”

“I heard four to six gunshots — everybody starts running,” she added.

Video of the scene shows at least two people lying limp on the street. Photos show a smashed-up Home Depot rental truck and two mangled Citi Bikes.

Counter-terror police were searching the truck for explosives.

“Oh my god I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog. Downtown. F–k,” Josh Groban tweeted.

Police shut down the FDR Drive south of 34th Street to rush victims to Bellevue Hospital.”

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NYC ISLAMIST KILLER IDENTIFIED: 29-Year-Old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, FL

|| the Gateway Pundit

“Multiple people were killed in Manhattan Tuesday after a man driving a truck rammed a bus and ran over several pedestrians.

The suspect was screaming, “Allahu Akbar!” during the attack.

One suspect is in NYPD custody.”

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Arson the Cause in NorCal Firestorms? | Oct 18 2017

ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

|| Breitbart

“The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.

Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Mr. Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the fire to stay warm. But it was a balmy 78 degrees when he and the plume of smoke were first observed.

Mr. Gonzalez was booked into the Sonoma County Jail for suspicion of felony arson. His bail was set at a steep $110,000, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff Public Information Officer.

Sargent Spencer Crum told Breitbart that Mr. Gonzalez is also on a U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) detainer request, despite Sonoma County declaring itself as a “sanctuary county” in May 2014. The county only cooperates with “ICE holds” if the prisoner has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor offence that falls within the Trust Act within the last five years. Mr. Gonzalez’s immigration status has not yet been announced.”

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“FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

|| The Hill

“Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

In 2011, the administration gave approval for Rosatom’s Tenex subsidiary to sell commercial uranium to U.S. nuclear power plants in a partnership with the United States Enrichment Corp. Before then, Tenex had been limited to selling U.S. nuclear power plants reprocessed uranium recovered from dismantled Soviet nuclear weapons under the 1990s Megatons to Megawatts peace program.

“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials.”

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Gregg Jarrett: Mueller and Rosenstein Hid Clinton-Russia Bribery Scandal From Congress

|| theGatewayPundit

“It was reported earlier today that the FBI uncovered Russian bribery of the Clintons in 2009 and the Department of Justice and the FBI sat on this for four more years.

Worse yet, from today’s report we discovered the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

Rosenstein and Mueller also sat on the CFIUS committee that approved the sale of 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia despite knowing Russia had bribed the Clintons for the illicit sale.

This further tarnishes this respected organization’s good name.

Tonight Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity that corrupt Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein must resign immediately.”

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Unbelievable Mandalay Bay Lady Taxi Driver Real Time Footage | Oct 04 2017

Unseen footage Vegas Mandalay Bay

|| Youtube

| At 4:57 in the video there are clear muzzle flashes visible as she drives underneath the third floor window.

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More than One Shooter – On the Ground video

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Real Time LVPD Police Scanner Audio | ‘Shot’s are coming from Gate 7’

|| Youtube

– “We see mobile flashes coming from the middle floors at Mandalay Bay….towards the center…like one of the middle floors.”

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Terror Comes To America’s Playground Country Music Festival Under Fire in Las Vegas | Oct 02 2017

Mass shooting at music festival on the Las Vegas strip

|| New York Post

“A gunman opened fire during a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night — shooting multiple people with a high-powered assault rifle before fleeing the scene, according to reports.

At least 24 people were shot, including two fatally, according to Reuters.

Las Vegas police responded to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino at around 10 p.m. after receiving calls about an active shooter targeting concertgoers at the Route 91 country music fest.

About an hour later police confirmed at least one suspect is down.

“This is an active investigation,” they added.

Cops were urging people to avoid the area as SWAT teams searched for the gunman.

Witnesses reported seeing a police officer down, but authorities couldn’t immediately confirm this.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the local hospital had taken in “several” people with gunshot wounds. She didn’t offer any more details.

One Las Vegas hospital reported treating at least 20 victims with gunshot wounds, according to KABC.

Professional poker player and Instagram star Dan Bilzerian, who was at the concert, said on his IG story that he saw the shooting unfold and witnessed a girl getting shot right in front of him.

“Holy f–k this girl just got shot in the f–king head,” Bilzerian said. “So f–king crazy…So I had to go grab a gun, I’m f–king heading back…Some kind of mass shooting…Guy had a heavy caliber weapon for sure…Saw a girl f–king get shot in the face right next to me, her brains f–king hanging out.”

Another witness, who spoke to News3LV, recalled how “bullets were flying everywhere” and concertgoers were running.

“They were firing from somewhere high and they were unloading clip after clip after clip after clip,” the man said.

A female concertgoer added, “we all got on the floor, crawling out, rushing.”

Witnesses reported seeing muzzle flashes coming from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay casino — across from where the convert venue was — and the sound of automatic gunfire.

Video footage captured at the concert showed festivalgoers cowering in fear and running for their lives as gunshots continue to ring out all around them.

The gunman reportedly opened fire during country music star Jason Aldean’s set, sparking chaos in the crowd.

“The band ran off stage and it was pandemonium,” attendee Jon Bessette told NBC News. “Everyone was running, people were getting trampled.”

Authorities were forced to shut down Las Vegas Blvd and divert lights on Sunday night as they hunted for the shooter.

Cops were reportedly descending on several casinos and businesses along the strip during the search.”

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At least two dead, dozens injured in mass shooting on Las Vegas Strip

|| Las Vegas Sun

 

‘”A shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip killed at least two people and wounded dozens late Sunday.

Dozens of patrol vehicles descended on the Strip after authorities received reports of an active shooter near the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Las Vegas police later said one suspect is “down” but did not give any other details.

Concert-goers reported seeing muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across Las Vegas Boulevard from the country music festival and the sound of what they described as automatic gun fire.

Twenty-six people were admitted to the hospital, University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said. Of those, at least two died, 12 were in critical condition and the rest were being evaluated, she said.

Witnesses said they saw multiple victims as they fled the gunfire raining down on the concert venue. Some later huddled in the basement of the nearby Tropicana hotel-casino.

“All I heard was a lot of bang, bang, bang, and everybody hit the ground and everybody started running,” said Patrick Martin, from Southern California.

He, his wife and son were watching the concert. “You’re talking 50 to 100,000 people, everybody is running.”

He said his son had stayed behind and was helping people evacuate the festival grounds.

Some officers took cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into Mandalay Bay.

Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15.

Some flights destined for the McCarran International Airport were diverted due to the shooting.

Witnesses say country singer Jason Aldean was playing near the end of the concert when gunfire began.

Kodiak Yazzi, 36, said he and his girlfriend were watching Aldean’s performance when he heard what sounded like fireworks. The music stopped temporarily and started up again before another round of pops sent the performers ducking for cover and fleeing the stage.

Thousands fled as bursts of gunfire could be heard for more than five minutes, Yazzi said.

Witnesses said they saw multiple victims and dozens of ambulances near the concert venue.

“We were watching the concert having a great time, then we heard what sounded like firecrackers,” witness Joe Pitz said. “I guess it was an automatic weapon going off but it literally sounded like firecrackers.”

“Then soon enough there was commotion on the Mandalay Bay side of the stage. They were motioning for medics to come and safety people to come and Jason Aldean ran off the stage.”

“Everybody in the vicinity went down. I don’t know if they were ducking or if they were but it was chaos.”

Another witness, Monique Dumas, said, “I was thinking it was fireworks, but then you realized that’s not what it is because people are crouched and they’re screaming. We just wanted to stay together so we held hands and ran together. Then every time we would hear shooting we would duck and keep running.”

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this story. “

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