[FOXNEWS] A suspected gunman believed to have killed five people at a Washington state mall was locked away Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! Saturday, according to authorities.
At a news conference, officials said they had not ruled out any possible motives for why 20-year-old Arcan Cetin allegedly shot four women and one man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday evening.
Island County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Hawley told news hounds that he spotted Cetin near the suspect's home in Oak Harbor, around 30 miles due west of the mall. Hawley said he immediately recognized Cetin as the suspect, turned his patrol car around and arrested Cetin without incident.
"He said nothing," said Hawley, who added that Cetin was unarmed and carrying a computer in a satchel when he was apprehended. "He was kind of zombie-like."
Mount Vernon Police Lt. Chris Cammock said Cetin had immigrated to the U.S. from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... and was a "legal permanent resident." It was not immediately clear when Cetin came to the U.S.
Hawley said Cetin had been arrested for simple assault last year, but provided no further details on the case. The Seattle Times reported that Cetin faced three domestic violence assault charges in both Burlington and Island County, with the victim identified as Cetin's stepfather. The newspaper reports Cetin also was arrested for drunken driving.
Court records show Cetin was told by a judge on Dec. 29 that he was not to possess a firearm, the newspaper reported.
However, some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves... the stepfather urged the judge not to impose a no-contact order, saying his stepson was "going through a hard time."
Cetin was arrested almost exactly 24 hours after his alleged victims were shot at the mall Macy's makeup counter. The four female victims died in the store. The male victim died early Saturday as police finished sweeping the 434,000-square-foot building.
Local media outlets had identified the victims as of early Sunday. One was 16-year-old Sarai Lara, a cancer survivor and high school sophomore. Her mother, Evangelina, told the Seattle Times that through a translator that she was shopping with Sarai and her younger sister, but they split up.
She said Sarai went to Macy's looking for pants. News of the shooting spread through the mall, and Lara tried to get to her daughter but was unable to do so.
KIRO-TV identified two more victims as Belinda Galde, 64, and her mother, 95-year-old Beatrice Dotson.
The Seattle Times identified the other two victims as Macy's makeup artist Shyla Martin, 52, and Chuck Eagan, a Boeing maintenance worker who was shot while helping his wife flee the store.
"There are people waking up this morning, and their world has changed forever. The city of Burlington has probably changed forever, but I don't think our way of life needs to change," Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton said earlier Saturday. "This was a senseless act. It was the world knocking on our doorstep, and it came into our little community."
Surveillance video captured the suspect entering the mall unarmed and then recorded him about 10 minutes later entering the Macy's with a "hunting type" rifle in his hand, Cammock said. The lieutenant said late Saturday that the rifle was apparently brought into the mall from a suspect vehicle. The weapon was recovered at the scene.
"Probably one of the most difficult moments for us last night was knowing that there were family members wondering about their loved ones in there," Cammock said.
Burlington, a community of 8,600 people, is about 65 miles north of Seattle, too far to be a commuter town, but its population swells to 55,000 during the day because of a popular outlet mall, retail stores and other businesses. Burlington is the only major retail center within 30 miles in a region where agriculture is king, said Linda Jones, president of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.
So it's not just here at Rantburg that people are suspicious.
[Breitbart] Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning that "there’s a good chance" Friday’s mass shooting at mall in Washington "could be" Islamic terrorism.
McCaul appeared on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the latest developments in a week of violence, from last weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey, which were allegedly carried out by Moslem immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami, to the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington.
On Saturday evening, police incarcerated Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! Arcan Cetin, 20, a Moslem immigrant and permanent resident from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... , for the shootings, in which four women and one man were killed. Cetin was unarmed at his arrest, though he allegedly used three guns stolen from his father in the shooting.
Bartiromo and McCaul discussed both attacks, and discussed possible terror links in the latter case:
Bartiromo: There was a Washington mall shooter. He’s been caught. The suspect was 20 years old. Turkish, Moslem, Arcan Cetin. He was arrested for murder of the five people he killed in the mall in Washington State. What can you tell us about him? Is this related to Islamic terrorism?
McCaul: Well, I think there was a good chance it could be. I know right now law enforcement, FBI is playing it safe, saying there are no links to terrorism. That’s true at least from the evidence so far. I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out more details about this individual, as well as we did Mr. [Ahmad Khan] Rahami.
Thus far, police have suggested that a likely motive for Cetin could have been personal, as his ex-girlfriend worked at the Macy’s store in the mall where the shooting began.
Then there's this Weasel Zippers post courtesy of It Is me yesterday evening:
Said it before: Terrorism includes, by definition, the intent to make a political statement or political change.
But we have a different issue here.
Some of the jihadis just like to do this stuff because Allah said they should. No political issues involved. We need a name for this besides "Terrorism".
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
We have a name for it: Islam (a religion for sociopaths).
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two senior Haqqani network commanders who were involved in a brutal suicide kaboom on the convoy of Afghan police cadets have been killed during an operation in central Maidan Wardak province.
The National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) said the two Haqqani network commanders, Mullah Mahmood and Azizullah, were killed during a special night operation conducted by the intelligence operatives.
A statement by NDS said the operation was conducted in Badam village of Nerkh district and at least 6 fighters of the group were also killed along with a jacket wallah during the same operation.
NDS further added that several light and heavy weapons were also seized during the operation by the Afghan intelligence operatives.
At least 33 people including a civilian and 32 police cadets bit the dust in a coordinated suicide attack in the outskirts of Kabul ...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either.... city late in the month of June.
The incident took place in Company area of the city after a suicide bomber targeted the vehicles convoy of the police cadets as they were on their way from the neighoring Wardak province.
Another suicide bomber rammed into the convoy of the vehicles minutes of the first blast as several people had gathered to help the victims of the incident.
Posted by: Fred ||
Top|| File under: Haqqani Network
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) foiled a coordinated suicide attack plot by the anti-government armed militant groups in southeastern Paktika province.
The militants were looking to launch the attack with a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said at least 9 militants were killed before they manage to reach to their target to launch the attack.
“The group had planned to launch a terrorist attack in Paktika province,” MoI said, adding that “Afghan National Security Forces confiscated one suicide vest, three AK-47 rifles, two pistols, five radio handsets, one explosives laden vehicle and some amount of light and heavy round of ammunition.”
MoI further added that the Afghan forces and the civilians did not suffer any casualties during the operation.
The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.
Militants belonging to the Taliban insurgents and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are active in a number of the remote districts of Paktika province.
Posted by: Fred ||
Top|| File under: Haqqani Network
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 5 civilians and 4 snuffies were killed after a Taliban rocket went kaboom! prematurely in eastern Kunar province ... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country..... of Afghanistan, the security officials said Sunday.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces said the incident took place on Saturday evening in Dangam district.
The incident took place as the snuffies were transporting an artillery shell that went off on the way, the 201st Silab Corps said, ad ding that 5 more civilians were maimed.
The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.
Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where the anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban Death Eaters and foreign snuffies including the loyalists of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are actively operating in a number of its districts.
The Taliban group in Afghanistan is accused of incurring the most of casualties to the civilians as the group’s insurgency entered to its 15th year.
The United Nations ...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society... Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released the latest civilian casualties report late in July which stated at least 3726 non-combatants were killed or maimed between January and June of this year.
The UN mission said the civilian casualties in the country has reached to a record number since counting began in 2009, with 5,166 civilians recorded killed or maimed in just the first six months of this year, of whom almost one-third were children.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The deputy provincial police chief of northeastern Takhar province escaped unhurt from a roadside kaboomkaboom that left at least two people dead.
According to the local security officials, the incident took place in Khwajah Ghar district targeting police chief Haji Agha Dawood.
The officials further added that two security guards of Haji Dawood were killled in the attack and at least four others were maimed.
The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban bully boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.
Takhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban bully boyz are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.
In the meantime, the Taliban bully boyz have increased insurgency activities in some of the key northern provinces including Takhar and Kunduz as the group aims to expand its insurgency activities as part of its annual offensives.
The group launched numerous attacks in Kunduz and kidnapped several passengers earlier this year from the vicinity of Kunduz as well as the main highway connecting Takhar and Kunduz.
[Clarksville] Ghazni Province, Afghanistan ‐ The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers.
U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength September 16th.
While conducting a foot patrol through Andar district, Bickers, from Cincinnati, and his platoon came under contact from insurgents using AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. Two Soldiers sustained injuries in the attack before they were able to force them to flee. Bickers took a gunshot to his left arm and was evacuated to Forward Operating Base Ghazni for medical care. He was later moved to Bagram Air Field for higher-level treatment.
Being shot was only the beginning for Bickers. While lying in a hospital bed recovering from his injuries and surgery, Bickers was visited by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Campbell presented Bickers with two awards that day. The first was the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his direct engagement with the enemy. The second was a Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty.
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Nigeria's Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... jihadists have killed four Chadian soldiers in a cross-border raid in the volatile Lake Chad region, a security source told AFP on Sunday.
"Around 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Saturday night, Boko Haram members attacked the Djoroye border post near the Niger border in the Lake Chad region killing four of our soldiers," the source said.
"The Chadian army killed seven Boko Haram fighters," the source said. The military did not comment, refusing to confirm or deny the attack.
Boko Haram, which wants to establish a caliphate in northern Nigeria, has been waging an insurgency since 2009.
Their battle has spilled across the borders of neighbouring countries which, including Chad, Niger and Cameroon ...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there... , have formed a regional force to fight back.
Posted by: Fred ||
Top|| File under: Boko Haram
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two expats were maimed in a shooting by a Kuwaiti citizen at Salmiya area in Hawally Governorate on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said, according to KUNA, Kuwait's official news agency.
Initial investigations showed that the citizen claimed that he had by mistake shot two expats from a gun owned by a friend of his, the ministry's public relations department said in a statement.
Had they not been there, they would not have been shot. It's clear who is at fault in this thing.
The Kuwaiti citizen had been jugged Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! and the incident was under investigations, it added.
Local news reports said that the two expats were an Egyptian, who was seriousely maimed, and a Syrian who was shot in his feet.
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Saudi warplanes raided on Saturday overnight a residence in Ibb province in Yemen, killing or injuring at least 17 civilians, including women and kiddies.
The Saudi-led aggression has escalated its aerial attacks, launching 17 raids on Ibb province.
Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic... has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition.
Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to runaway ex-president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
[REUTERS] Hungary's police were the target of a home-made shrapnel bomb that rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two officers, the national police chief said on Sunday.
Karoly Papp described the incident as a criminal case of attempted homicide, adding there was no sign that the attack had been carried out by a foreign holy warrior organization, but without ruling it out explicitly.
"We consider this attack occurred against the entire Hungarian police. Someone tried to execute my officers," Papp told a news conference.
He said the attack was clearly directed at police, who were known to patrol the area, on one of the busiest thoroughfares in central Budapest, on a Saturday night. The device exploded shortly after 10:30 p.m..
It was not immediately clear why police would be the target.
Both the officers needed surgery, with a female officer in a critical condition on Sunday and her male colleague stable.
Police have identified a suspect who was at the scene before the blast and asked for citizens' help to find him. Papp gave a description of the suspect, who he said was a 20-25 year-old male in blue jeans and a hat.
That description is both very specific and incredibly vague.
He gave no details on the suspect's nationality.
There was confusion about the cause of the blast on Saturday night, with initial reports suggesting it was a gas kaboom.
According to the M1 news program, a person was seen by security cameras placing a bag at the scene shortly before the blast.
The incident comes days before Hungary holds a referendum October 2 on the EU’s quota plan for the mandatory relocation of migrants. The campaign has been marked by fears over public security, and government posters that have strongly linked migration and migrants to terrorism.
[IsraelTimes] Local police say a recent surge in violence could be linked to a crackdown on organized crime in the city
Four people were maimed Sunday evening in a shooting in Malmo, the country’s third-largest city, according to Swedish police.
Gunmen on motor scooters opened fire on a car they had been chasing through a neighborhood in southern Malmo, the local Newspaper Expressen said.
Police confirmed four people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and that the gunnies were believed to have expeditiously departed at a goodly pace on motor scooters.
Like Sweden’s other major cities, Malmo has seen a rise in gun violence in the past decade, often connected to feuds between rival gangs.
Police say a recent surge in car fires in the city could be linked to a crackdown on organized crime.
About 30 cars have been set ablaze in the last week, when police locked away Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages! three men accused of suspected gangland attacks involving guns and explosives.
No injuries have been reported but the fires tie up police and rescue officials and frighten residents.
Police front man Lars Forstell said the fires were likely set in response to the arrests by "individuals who want to put us at work, so that we don’t focus on what they’re up to."
Malmo firefighters say there have been about 200 car fires this year, up from 150 in all of 2015.
One is a known wolfette, both are Rachid's latest young friends on Telegram.
[IsraelTimes] Two teenage girls from the French city of Nice are being held on suspicion of planning an attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.
The suspects, aged 17 and 19, live in the same area of Nice as Mohammed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the radicalized Tunisian man who drove the truck that killed 86 people in the city on July 14.
Searches failed to find any weapons at their homes.
The teenagers have told Sherlocks they had been in contact with Rachid Kassim, a French jihadist based in the areas of Syria and Iraq held by the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group.
"They admitted they had been planning a violent attack under the influence of Rachid Kassim before abandoning their plans," a source in the investigation said.
The 17-year-old, who was not on the intelligence services’ radar before, has admitted "hating soldiers," the source said. She was charged on September with associating with terror suspects.
The 19-year-old is known to Sherlocks, having been in contact with another French citizen who recruits IS fighters, Omar Diaby. At the age of 17 she had planned to travel to Syria.
Kassim is emerging as a major concern for French anti-terror Sherlocks after he was found to be in contact on messaging app Telegram with numerous people who have either carried out attacks in La Belle France or been incarcerated You have the right to remain silent... on suspicion of planning terror strikes.
He has appeared in several Telegram videos made in Syria and Iraq urging attacks in La Belle France.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
[Ynet] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... 's foreign ministry says 60 security personnel belonging to the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq who were critically maimed fighting ISIS are receiving treatment in Turkey.
The ministry said in a statement released Sunday that the security personnel and their escorts were brought to public hospitals in Turkey's capital, Ankara. Turkey is covering all transportation and treatment costs.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
PESHAWAR: The former spokesperson for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Azam Tariq, has been reportedly killed in Afghanistan’s Paktika province in air strikes carried out by Afghan and Nato forces.
Three other TTP leaders have also been reportedly killed by the joint Afghan and Nato airstrikes in the Laman area of Paktika provice, said Pakistani security sources.
Raess Khan, who used the nom de guerre Azam Tariq, was killed in air strikes late on Saturday.
An advisor of TTP's Khan Saeed Sajna group, Zeeshan Haider Mehsud, confirmed the death of Tariq and his son while fighting Afghan security forces.
The TTP advisor added that 10 other militants were killed in the fighting which erupted in Paktika province.
Khan Saeed Sajna, who had broken away from the TTP along with Tariq was reported killed earlier this year in an American drone strike which targeted the group in Afghanistan.
In 2014, Irfan Mehsud, a son of Azam Tariq, was killed in an exchange of fire with Pakistan Army troops in Bober.
Split from TTP
In May 2014, the outlawed TTP split into two factions after a major group based in South Waziristan quit the TTP and accused its leadership of having fallen into invisible hands and turning the TTP into an organisation providing safety to criminals.
“We announce separation from the TTP leadership which has deviated from its path”, Azam Tariq, spokesman for commander Khan Saeed Sajna had stated at the time of the split.
The new group was led by Sajna who changed his operational name to Khalid Mahsud.
It had accused the TTP leadership led by Mulla Fazlullah, the fugitive commander from Swat believed to be hiding in Afghanistan, of indulging in a baseless propaganda campaign against Afghan Taliban.
It had also accused the TTP leadership of killing religious scholars, extorting huge amounts of money from madressahs, carrying out bombings at public places on payment of money “from outside” and accepting responsibility for the bombings under assumed names and creating discord among different militant groups.
KARACHI: A traffic police official was shot dead on Sunday in a suspected targeted attack in the metropolis’ North Nazimabad area.
“Sub-inspector Mohammed Arshad was performing his duty near Five Star Chowrangi when armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire on him from close range and fled.” said police officials posted at Shahra-e-Noorjehan police station.
One suspect was masked while the other was wearing a helmet, added the police officials.
The traffic police official sustained three bullet wounds and died while under treatment at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Investigators have collected five 9mm casings from the scene of the incident.
“The traffic official was performing his duty in middle of the road, which has been dug up for Orange Line while another traffic policeman was performing his duty at some distance,” said DIG Traffic Dr. Amir Ahmed Shaikh.
He added it is very difficult for traffic police officials to protect themselves.
“This was second targeted killing of a traffic official this year while last year, several traffic officials were gunned down,” said the DIG.
Law enforcers claim to have busted one team of hit-men who were involved in targeted killing of traffic police officials.
The held hit-men have reportedly told the investigators that two or three more teams of hit-men were still active in the metropolis who were targeting the policemen.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Army’s 91st Brigade spokesperson Major Amin Sheikani on Sunday announced that nine ISIS boats were destroyed in an airstrike southeast of Nineveh, while the US-led coalition’s warplanes have bombed over 100 ISIS boats near Qayyarah and Sultan Abdullah.
“Today, the international coalition aircraft bombarded nine ISIS boats south-west of Nineveh province, destroying the boats completely and killing their occupants,” Sheikhani said.
Sheikhani added that the ISIS members were using the boats to transfer food and weapons between Sidaw, Makouk, Khabata, Salihiya and Khalidiya villages that are located on the banks of the Tigris River.
Meanwhile, the US-led coalition’s warplanes have reportedly sunk over 100 ISIS boats, destroying 65 of them on September, as part of efforts to blunt the ISIS use of watercraft to transport fighters and conduct attacks.
While the US and its allies have been striking ISIS boats for months, the last few weeks have seen a major increase in the number that have been sunk, with over 50 destroyed boats on September 16 and 14. Those strikes were carried out near the cities of Qayyarah and Sultan Abdallah, which are located along the Tigris River south of the ISIS-held city of Mosul.
Experts think that the increase in the number of strikes is tied to the upcoming effort to regain control over Mosul, which military officials have said could start as early as October.
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The Governor of Salahuddin Ahmed al-Jabouri on Sunday announced that the security forces liberated al-Mashak villaged, north of Tikrit, and raised the Iraqi flag over its police station.
“The security forces and Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi liberated al-Mashak village in Baiji district, north of Tikrit,” Jabouri said.
Jabouri also added, “These forces raised the Iraqi flag over the police station of the village.”
Yesterday, the Governor of Salahuddin Ahmed al-Jabouri announced liberating Azawi vicinity in southern Sharqat, which represented the last stronghold of ISIS in the province, and called the government to exercise more efforts to reconstruct the province and provide aid to its displaced people.
Posted by: badanov ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] ISIS has killed 20 people in suicide and gun attacks in Iraq this weekend
The group has been launching sectarian attacks against Shiite Muslims
On Saturday, ISIS killed 12 people in Tikrit in a gun and suicide bomb attack
Iraqi army forces are attempting to push ISIS out of their Mosul stronghold
An ISIS suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 28 others in a sectarian attack in western Baghdad. The killer evaded security measures before detonating his vest in the Iskan area of the city which is predominately Shiite. Security spokesman Saad Maan said the suspect was believed to be an Iraqi national.
Posted by: Fred ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
[Ynet] The cartoonist had been on trial for sharing a cartoon on Facebook that was deemed offensive to Islam;The caricature depicted a bearded man in heaven, smoking and in bed with two women, asking God to bring him wine and cashews; victim’s family: ’Many fanatics wrote on social media calling for his killing and lynching, and the government did nothing against them.
There were no immediate details on the identity or motive of the gunman. But a witness described the shooter, who was immediately tossed in the calaboose I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! , as wearing a long grey robe and long beard characteristic of conservative Moslems. The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly security lapses in Jordan.
Police and relatives said Nahed Hattar was preparing to enter the courthouse for a hearing when the lone gunman shot him at close range.
"He was standing at a short distance of about one meter in front of Nahed on the stairs of the Supreme Court," the witness told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named on condition of anonymity, fearing repercussions.
The witness said seven shots were fired, and that Hattar was shot in the head. The official Petra News Agency said Hattar was shot three times.
These two things are not mutually exclusive.
Hattar, 56, was detained in August after sharing a cartoon on Facebook. The caricature depicted a bearded man in heaven, smoking and in bed with two women, asking God to bring him wine and cashews.
Relatives said the cartoon was meant to illustrate what Hattar, a secular Christian, viewed as the twisted religious views of ISIS holy warriors. The post was quickly deleted following many angry responses.
Hattar was briefly detained for two weeks before he was released on bail.
Saad Hattar, a cousin, said relatives and friends of the writer apprehended the killer. "Nahed was accompanied with two brothers and a friend when he was shot. The brothers and the friend chased the killer and caught him and handed him over to the police," he said.
He said the family held Jordan's prime minister, Hani al-Mulki, responsible for Nahed's death. "The prime minister was the first one who incited against Nahed when he ordered his arrest and put him on trial for sharing the cartoon, and that ignited the public against him and led to his killing," Saad Hattar said.
In a statement, the family called on the government to hold accountable all those who had incited against Hattar.
"Many fanatics wrote on social media calling for his killing and lynching, and the government did nothing against them," they said.
Jordan is a close Western ally and has been largely spared from the violence engulfing neighboring Syria and Iraq.
Hundreds of Jordanians have been sentenced to prison, are awaiting trial or are being held for questioning about links to ISIS. Under toughened anti-terror laws, even liking or sharing the group's propaganda on social media can land a person in prison.
The gunman was locked away Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! at the scene, state news agency Petra said. A security source said he was a 39-year-old Moslem preacher in a mosque in the capital. Two witnesses said the gunman was wearing a traditional Arab dishashada, worn by ultra conservative Sunni Salafis who adhere to a puritanical version of Islam and shun Western lifestyles.
Hattar was a Christian and a anti-Islamist activist who was a supporter of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Leveler of Latakia... . Hattar also supported restricting the rights and privileges of Jordanians of Paleostinian descent.
Working hard to round out his collection of enemies...
Hattar had apologized on social media and said he did not mean to insult God but had shared the cartoon to mock fundamentalist Sunni snuffies and what he said was their vision of God and heaven. He had accused his Islamist opponents of using the cartoon to settle scores with him.
Hattar has long been a controversial figure in Jordan. Years ago, he claimed that the late King Hussein had placed in durance vile Book 'im, Mahmoud! and tortured him many times for his critical writings and vowed not to mourn the king, who died in 1999.
While born a Christian, he considered himself an atheist.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed Iraqi News on Saturday that the ISIS beheaded 25 civilians in Nineveh massacre.
Sharing details the source said, “ISIS today committed a new crime against the civilians as it slaughtered 25 civilians in a way of slaughtering animals. The civilians were first transferred from a prison in Nineveh and later slaughtered in the province. The civilians were first hanged by their legs with hands handcuffed and then their throats were slit, separating their heads from the bodies.”
The source seeking anonymity, added, “ISIS killed the civilians, charging them with charges of cooperating with the Iraqi forces. The outfit later threw them in a hole.”
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province informed that Mosul Hospital has received 11 children who inhaled poisonous gases, and added that these children are called “The Cubs of Caliphate”.
According to Iraqi media outlets, “Today, Mosul Hospital received 11 children, who known as the cubs of caliphate, and they were suffering from severe dyspnea due to inhaling poisonous gas,” adding that, “The injured were working at a workshop belonging to the ISIS for manufacturing local rockets, near Mosul, and they were injured after a mysterious explosion at the workshop.”
Noteworthy, ISIS formed brigades consists of children and called it “The cubs of caliphate”, in order to enhance its combat abilities and tighten its grip on Nineveh province.
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The Iraqi security forces on Sunday arrested the ISIS Wali (governor) of Sharqat district, who was disguised in a woman’s dress.
According to Iraqi media outlets, “The security forces, during the liberation operation of Sharqat, managed to capture Abu Omar al-Assafi, the ISIS governor of the city while trying to flee with the displaced residents of the area,” adding that, “Assafi was disguised in a woman’s dress.”
The security forces managed to arrest the ISIS leader based on prior intelligence information they had received.
The outlets added, “The forces also seized possessions belonging to the ISIS leader, including a USB flash drive containing files and information regarding the members of the terror group, their real names and nicknames and areas of their residence and their ranks in the group.”
“The USB drive also contained documents and instructions, asking the ISIS militants to burn and detonate the houses of civilians and show that the Iraqi security forces have carried out the sabotage,” they added.
It is worth mentioning here that Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command announced last Thursday that it fully liberated Shqrqat from ISIS, pointing out that the security forces managed to free the city within 72 hours.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Nineveh MP Mohamed Abed Rabu stated that the ISIS has warned the women in Mosul whose spouses are serving within the Iraqi forces to separate divorce their husbands or they must be ready to face severe punishment.
“The ISIS militants have captured a number of spouses of the Iraqi security forces, who are living under the group’s control in Namroud district, northeast of Mosul, and threatened them with death if they refuse to separate from their husbands who are being considered as traitors by the extremist group,” Abed Rabu said.
“The militants have taken the captured women to an unknown destination, and the tribal leaders in the city have demanded ISIS to put an end to such acts,” he added.
Abed Rabu also said, “The extremist group has launched a campaign of arresting, as well as terrifying the residents before the Mosul operation starts, which is expected to take place this year.”
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul announced on Sunday that seven senior ISIS leaders escaped from Mosul towards Syria. They fled as the battle to retake Mosul approaches near.
Spokesperson of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Saeed Mamozini, said, “Seven ISIS senior leaders, including the member of ISIS Shoura Council in Nineveh Abu Hammam al-Souri, fled from Mosul to Syria though Tel Afar district.”
“ISIS called the residents of Mosul to stay inside their houses starting next month. ISIS is intending to impose a comprehensive curfew in Mosul,” Mamozini added.
[ARA News] DUHOK – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has executed dozens of prisoners in a major detention centre in the Iraqi northwestern city of Mosul on Sunday.
“At least 75 prisoners were executed by ISIS in the Mosul Central Prison,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News, citing an ISIS official.
Most of the victims were young Iraqi men who have been recently arrested by ISIS militants in Mosul and other parts of Nineveh province.
“The Islamic State’s leadership has charged them with treason,” the informed source reported.
The executed civilians included at least 25 media activists.
Speaking to ARA News, Iraqi security officer Zanoun Sabaawi said that the ISIS radical group has threatened all journalists and media activists of execution if they report on local developments in areas held by the group.
“Terrorists of Daesh (ISIS) want all their violations and atrocities against the Iraqi people to go unnoticed. That’s why they try to prevent reporters from covering local news in places like Mosul,” Sabaawi said.
Mosul is the main ISIS bastion in Iraq. The group has taken over the city and other Iraqi territories in June 2014. Since then thousands of people have been arrested, tortured and executed at the hands of ISIS militants. Also, hundreds of thousands have been displaced, mostly heading to the Iraqi Kurdistan.
Posted by: badanov ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.