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Car Bomb Explodes in Riyadh, Suicide Bomber 'Saudi'
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 11:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6793 views] Top|| File under:


-Lurid Crime Tales-
5th victim, a sailor, dies from Chattanooga military attack
[Johnson City Press] CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez pulled up to his military targets in a rented, silver Mustang convertible, wearing a vest with extra ammunition, wielding at least two long guns -- either rifles or shotguns -- and a handgun. His once clean-shaven face was covered with a bushy beard. A short time later, four Marines lay dead. A sailor who was seriously injured died Saturday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2015 10:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wife and three daughters under age 6 left behind. Tragic, and Infuriating.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2015 10:42 Comments || Top||

#2  These people should never be allowed to come here. Their murderous cult religion is totally incompatible. The cultural gulf is far too great. Send them all back to wherever they came from without delay.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2015 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Hat tip to Drudge for these links the gist of which is that our government doubled down on stupidity after 9/11 by doubling immigration from Muslim countries. But somehow I think stupid doesn't really go far enough. There is something more that most likely has to do with oil, greed and corruption.

Chattanooga: The Effects of Our Suicidal Immigration Policy

Student Visas from Muslim Countries on the Rise, 127K Last Year
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/18/2015 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  So that will mean five funerals over the next few days. Which leads to the question, which golf course will Obama be on?
Posted by: Matt || 07/18/2015 12:37 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm sure the regime will send someone of note to a funeral.


/sarc
Posted by: Pappy || 07/18/2015 13:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Harf!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2015 13:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Yeah, Harf would be perfect. And will the flags handed to the widows be Cuban or Iranian?
Posted by: Matt || 07/18/2015 13:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Don't worry, the FBI has their best forensic teams on the case. The symptom is the huge amounts of muslims being allowed into the country illegally or legally. There were 1209 mosques in the US in 2000, now there are over 2100. All protected by Freedom of Religion in the US Constitution. Nice little infiltration game you got going O & Co. You see American religious tolerance and getting along as a weakness to be exploited in your fundamental transformation of the US.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/18/2015 13:58 Comments || Top||

#9  ... All protected by Freedom of Religion in the US Constitution.

Unless you are the Little Sisters of the Poor, or bakers or florists or....
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2015 14:13 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Car Bomb Foiled In Kabul
[KhaamaPress]
Well done, guys!
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/18/2015 09:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  There's more to this story. Let's just say it was good day for the visiting team.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/18/2015 12:10 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Heh heh
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2015 13:34 Comments || Top||


Balkh Blast Kills 3, Injures 14 Near Mosque
[Tolo News] A bomb, placed in a cycle of violence, exploded near a mosque in the Sholgar district of northern Balkh province on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr killing three civilians and injuring at least 14 others, officials confirmed.

The blast took place at about 8:30am soon after Eid prayers were offered in the mosque. Officials said three people were killed and 14 others were maimed in the kaboom.

Officials said the injured have been taken to the district hospital and their condition is said to be stable.

In a separate incident on Friday, four coppers were killed and three were maimed in a roadside blast in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province.

Provincial Police Chief Abdul said a police Ranger vehicle hit a roadside mine shortly before lunch.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
US drone strike kills Garissa attack mastermind
BARDERA, Somalia -- Suspected US drone strike has killed two Al Shabaab commanders near Gedo regional district of Bardera of southwestern Somalia on Thursday morning, Garowe Online reports.

The strikes reportedly hit a car carrying Garissa university attack mastermind Gamadhere and Ismael Jabhad in Jungal area which lies 30km from Bardera The two killed commanders were heading to trenches dug in by Al Shabaab militants as Ethiopian troops prepare for anti-militant push.

On March 7, Somalia federal government for the first time disclosed that it would use drones for offensives against Al Shabaab fighters.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I always thought the old saw of "You can't tell a book by it's cover" had many, many exceptions.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/18/2015 10:55 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Daesh seizes three foreign 'Christians'
[Libya Herald] Daesh has said that it has seized three foreign "Crusaders" and published photos of the men and their passports on social media. "Crusader" is the terrorists' term for "Christian".

There are no details of when and how the three, an Egyptian, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian were kidnapped. Their documents show them to be respectively as Bekhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid, Kofi Frimpong Sekyere and Ibrahim Adeola. In its publicity, the turbans muddle up the first and family names.

Daesh's "Barqa Province" claimed that the men were picked up at roadblocks during a "security" operation.

The picture published of the blindfolded Ghanaian Sekyere appear to show him wearing an orange jumpsuit.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Misrata releases 40 prisoners
[Libya Herald] Misrata has released 40 prisoners, but not it seems as a specific part of any reconciliation with rival towns. Though the authorities did not say so, it is likely to be a gesture to mark Eid Al-Fitr.

According to Colonel Sherif Arhuma, commander of Misrata's military police, the prisoners, from Tripolli, Zliten, Tarhuna and Misrata itself were being freed because they had "proved their innocence". It was unclear if there had been any trials which found them not guilty or if it had merely been decided that they had no case to answer.

Thirty two of the men had been held in Sakat prison with the remainer in Huda jail. With some of them looking a little dazed and carrying small holdalls, they were released to await transport back to their home towns.

The Misratan authorities did not say what crimes the prisoners were suspected to have committed. It is also unclear how long any of the men had been held.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Six anti-Sisi demonstrators killed in Egypt's Giza
[AA.TR] Six people were killed and seven injured by security forces on Friday during anti-regime protests that began following Eid al-Fitr prayers in Egypt's Giza province west of Cairo, according to security and medical sources.

"Hospitals received the bodies of six people killed earlier today," Health Ministry front man Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar told Anadolu Agency.

A security source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity that six protesters had been killed in the Al-Talbiya neighborhood of southern Giza's Al-Haram district "during festivities with security forces."

According to the same source, another 12 people were enjugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
during the melee.

Eyewitnesses said the casualties included one female demonstrator.

Eyewitnesses also said other parts of Giza -- including the Nahiya and Al-Omraniyah districts -- had seen similar protests against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, which, they said, had been quelled by security forces using live ammunition.

The Moslem Brüderbund -- the group from which Egypt's ousted and imprisoned president, Mohammed Morsi, hails -- decried the harsh security response to Friday's protests, describing it as "a vengeful act by murderers."
Not just anti-Sisi demonstrators but pro-Muslim Brotherhood, according to Al Ahram.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Police: Three Girls behind Nigeria Suicide Bombings
[AnNahar] Three girls carried out suicide kabooms in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday, killing 13 people celebrating the end of the holy Moslem month of Ramadan, police said.

"Thirteen people were killed in the... suicide kabooms," said Markus Danladi, Yobe state police commissioner. "The attacks were carried out by three underage girls. Fifteen people were also injured in the attacks."

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...
Islamists have carried out a slew of deadly assaults in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
over the course of their six-year-old insurgency. Over the past year the group has deployed several jacket wallah exploding trollop female suicide bomber
s.

Residents said twin kabooms near a prayer ground in Damaturu killed two people, with a third blast moments later near a mosque leaving another 11 people dead, according to medics.

This year's Ramadan has been particularly deadly, with suicide bombers hitting mosques and worshippers attacked by gunnies as they prayed.

A medical source who wished to remain anonymous told AFP that 13 bodies had been brought to the hospital.

Damaturu is the capital of Yobe, one of three northeastern states hardest hit by the insurgency that has left 15,000 people dead and 1.5 million homeless since 2009.

On Thursday, rescue workers said at least 49 people were killed and dozens injured when twin blasts struck a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe.

In all, we have 49 dead and 71 injured," a top rescue official told AFP, asking not to be named.

He warned that the toll could climb further as some of the maimed "are in a critical condition".

"The victims include many women and kiddies," he said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts but a market, bus station and stadium in the city of Gombe, the capital of Gombe state, have all in recent months been targeted by bomb and suicide kabooms.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


At least 19 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Chad
[FIRSTPOST] At least 19 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...
fighters and two Chadian soldiers were killed in combat on Friday after the forces of Evil attacked a Chadian village on the banks of Lake Chad, a military source said.

"The Islamists fighters attacked early this morning and we returned fire and they were forced to flee back into Nigeria," the source told Rooters by telephone from Komguia, where the fighting took place.

Chadian President Idriss Deby earlier on Friday vowed to crush the forces of Evil who have killed thousands of people and threat the stability of the region.

"Chad will never bend in the face Boko Haram and I promise you that Boko Haram will disappear," he told a group of Moslem holy mans.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Car Bomb Explodes in Riyadh, Suicide Bomber 'Saudi'
[ALMANAR.LB] A boom-mobile went kaboom! Thursday night at a security checkpoint in the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing the driver and wounding two coppers, the interior ministry said.

The attack was blamed by the so-called '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 the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group, which has been blamed for killing coppers and for slaughtering several civilians.

ISIL branch in Najd, the central region of 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...
, said on its Twitter account that Thursday's attack was a message to jihadists held in Riyadh's Al-Hair prison that they had not been forgotten.

"Let the Moslem captives in Al-Hair and everywhere know that we will not relent or tire until we release them from imprisonment, with permission from Allah," SITE quoted the tweet as saying.

The blast went off when police manning the checkpoint on Al-Hair Road stopped the car for a routine check, said the ministry.

"The driver blew up the car and killed himself," it said.

The coppers were in a "stable condition" in hospital, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The ministry identified the driver as 19-year-old Saudi national Abdallah al-Rashid and said the suspect had killed his uncle before blowing himself up.

Asked whether the bombing was linked to ISIL, General Mansour al-Turki, the interior ministry front man, said he was waiting for information from Sherlocks.

In the southwestern city of Taif on July 3, a policeman was bumped off during a raid in which three people were enjugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
and flags of the ISIL group Death Eaters found, police said earlier.

A fourth suspect was later rubbed out.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [978 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Yemeni Sources Refute Rumors Hadi, Qaeda Militiamen Control Aden
[ALMANAR.LB] Yemeni sources have refuted rumors that the murderous Moslems of al-Qaeda and runaway president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi had controlled the southern city of Aden.

The sources told al-Manar that fierce festivities are taking place between the murderous Moslems and the army backed by the popular committees.

The murderous Moslems were backed by intensified Saudi-led air strikes, the sources said, noting that the raids aim at achieving what the battlefield could not do.

"Al-Qaeda and Hadi murderous Moslems did not advance but in the international airport. Elsewhere, the murderous Moslems advanced towards the bridge in Khormakser, but they did not manage to enter the town as circulated by pro-Saudi media," the sources said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
dozens of al-Qaeda bad boyz were potted near Aden International Airport, according to the sources.

The killed holy warriors are from different nationalities, the sources added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan kills, arrests alleged IS militants
Kyrgyz officials say that alleged militants killed and detained in Bishkek on July 16 were members of the Islamic State, and were receiving support from Syria.

Rakhat Sulaimanov, spokesman for Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security, said that the militants were planning several terrorist attacks, including one against the Russian military base at Kant, in northern Kyrgyzstan, and a terrorist attack during public Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bishkek. He said that six IS militants had been killed in two separate operations in Bishkek on July 16 and seven more arrested.

Sulaimanov said the group's leader of the group was Zhanbolat Amirov, a Kazakh citizen, who was among those killed. He and another Kazakh, Albert Abkhin, were sentenced in Kyrgyzstan to three and four years in jail for forgery and illegal border crossing several months ago.

Kyrgyz officials earlier reported that the pair had escaped from prison in April. On July 1, when Kyrgyz police found them in Bishkek and tried to rearrest them, Abkhin blew himself up, while Amirov managed to escape.

On July 17, troops from the Alpha special-police unit raided a private home in southern Bishkek before the suspects opened fire. Four officers were injured in the operation.

Two more members of the group were killed in the suburbs of Bishkek later the same evening, according to officials.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
3 French Arrested In IS-Inspired Plan To Attack Base
[HOSTED.AP.ORG] Three young men plotted an attack on a French military base after receiving orders from an 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 contact in Syria to strike in La Belle France, prosecutors said Friday.

The accounts Sherlocks say they gave underscore the role of the Islamic State organization's savvy social media machine in recruiting Western youth. All three had high school diplomas and quickly radicalized watching grisly IS group videos, the prosecutor's office said.

The men, tossed in the slammer
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
Monday, went before an investigative judge Friday. The prosecutor's office opened an investigation June 23 on suspicion they were preparing terrorist acts to harm people.

More than 2,500 potentially radicalized youth have been flagged in La Belle France by worried families, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said this week, and 1,850 others have traveled to Syria or are trying to.

The prosecutor's statement said the three men told Sherlocks they planned a late December or early January attack on the Mediterranean military post Fort Bear, where Djebril A., 23, a former Marine, once worked. The others, Ismael K., 17, and Antoine F., 19, said the plan was to decapitate the base chief, which Djebril A. denied.

Djebril A. told Sherlocks he felt he was on a mission for the Islamic State group and wanted to answer the order to attack a site in La Belle France, the statement said. He left the Marines in 2014 after less than a year for failure to adapt to military life.

The three intended to travel to Syria but Ismael K. raised suspicions and was questioned in October. A month later - at his mother's request - he was banned from leaving La Belle France, the statement said.

The three, who met online, communicated through an encrypted program.
An Nahar adds:
The youngest of three suspects in jug-- aged only 17 -- was given the order when it became clear he would not be able to leave the country to wage jihad in Syria because he was under surveillance, Molins said.

"They claim to be part of Daesh," said a source close to the investigation, using an alternative Arabic acronym to refer to the jihadist 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 that controls swathes of Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: Politix
BREAKING: Obama Released TOP IRANIAN SCIENTIST as Part of Nuke Deal; Left Americans to Rot in Hell
The Times of Israel reported:

Mojtaba Atarodi, arrested in California for attempting to acquire equipment for Iran's military-nuclear programs, was released in April as part of back channel talks, Times of Israel told. The contacts, mediated in Oman for years by close colleague of the Sultan, have seen a series of US-Iran prisoner releases, and there may be more to come.

The secret back channel of negotiations between Iran and the United States, which led to this month's interim deal in Geneva on Iran's rogue nuclear program, has also seen a series of prisoner releases by both sides, which have played a central role in bridging the distance between the two nations, the Times of Israel has been told.

In the most dramatic of those releases, the US in April released a top Iranian scientist, Mojtaba Atarodi, who had been arrested in 2011 for attempting to acquire equipment that could be used for Iran's military-nuclear programs.
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp52169 || 07/18/2015 10:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [687 views] Top|| File under:

#1  those four Americans can't expect help. They're not his fan base
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2015 10:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Left Americans to Rot in Hell

In Iran, in America, the goal is the same. What do you expect of a parishioner of the Rev. "God Damn America" Wright?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/18/2015 10:52 Comments || Top||

#3  He is now guilty of high treason. Anyone who continues to support him is a traitor to the US and is my enemy.

There is no more middle ground.

Posted by: DarthVader || 07/18/2015 12:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Ditto Darth.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/18/2015 13:04 Comments || Top||

#5  The crescendo of outrageous acts will continue, I especially wonder at the lack of attention paid to the commutation power and pardoning power of the Presidency, wondering how that will play out in the waning days of the administration. If you think Mark Rick was an rare event, I suspect you will be amazed. I'd love to see someone with the courage to do a demographic/political analysis of those receiving such clemency....
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/18/2015 14:36 Comments || Top||

#6  NoMoreBS, frankly, at this point it would not surprise me if on his last day in office Obama pardoned all of the prisoners in Gitmo, as well as Bowe Bergdahl, Nidal Hassan, and all of the other terrorists we have in prison.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/18/2015 14:48 Comments || Top||

#7  It appears as though Islamic fascists were sitting on both sides of the negotiating table.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/18/2015 15:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Can't comment, too disgusted with all the Democratic voters and this pos. Blood pressure can't take this BS.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/18/2015 19:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Don't forget they left thousands of dead American troops behind in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of whom were killed by Iranian IEDs.
Posted by: Crenter Theng6586 || 07/18/2015 21:17 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Mohammad Abdulazeez Failed Background Check to Work at Nuclear Power Plant
[Breitbart] While Abdulazeez failed a "background check" for a private company, the FBI insists it has no evidence he should have been monitored as a terrorist threat. "Abdulazeez was not in any U.S. databases of suspected terrorists, a U.S. official said," reads a CNN report. "His only reported prior trouble with the law was a DUI arrest in April. His court hearing was scheduled for July 30."

Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait and visited the Middle East in 2010 and possibly 2014, according to investigators. A friend said he was "different" after one trip, according to CNN.
Failing a National Agency Check (NAC) can result from, among other things, the reporting or withholding of information regarding foreign connections, foreign travel, drug use, or duel citizenship. The article does not say why he failed the "background check." You can bet that whatever the reason for the failure, it was well documented.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2015 05:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hey Gus, this guy's name is 'Mohammad' he's applied for employment at the Nuke plant. He was born in Kuwait. His father is on a terrorist watch list, he lists travel to the ME.

Think we ought to tell somebody about this, or just deny approval....... ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2015 6:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Gus: "Weeeeelllll. I certainly don't want him here. If we fail him on the background check, maybe nobody will notice. If we tell anyone, we're both out of our jobs for sure. You know how this works now..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2015 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Reports are that he flunked a drug test.He's beginning to sound like a loser.
Posted by: Mr. Frank || 07/18/2015 16:25 Comments || Top||


Suspect in slaying of U.S. Marines made 2014 trip to Mideast
[FIRSTPOST] The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines travelled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focussed on any signs of a connection to Islamist murderous Moslems.

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized U.S. citizen, died on Thursday in a firefight with police after a rampage at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 24-year-old engineer travelled to Jordan, possibly between April and November, U.S. government sources and friends of Abdulazeez in Chattanooga told Rooters. One childhood friend, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he went there for a job opportunity.

Investigators will try to establish if he was part of an organization or the latest "lone wolf" murderous Moslem, radicalized U.S. Moslems acting on their own who President Barack Obama
I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money...
has said pose a greater risk to the country than a large-scale operation.

Friends were shocked by the actions of Abdulazeez, who they said lived about 150 miles (241 km) away in Franklin, Tennessee, but had returned to his hometown to visit family for the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which ended Thursday.

"He was a friend of mine, a good Moslem. But there were no red flags, nothing unusual. It is shocking," said another childhood friend, who prayed with him at the Islamic Centre of Greater Chattanooga over the past month.

A little more than 24 hours after the shooting, the FBI said it continued to investigate it as an act of terrorism and that it was "premature" to speculate on the motive.

"We are exploring all travel that he has done and we have asked our intelligence partners throughout the world to provide us with any information they may have," Ed Reinhold, FBI special agent in charge, said during a news conference.

Born to Paleostinian parents and raised in a Chattanooga suburb, Abdulazeez may have family in Jordan and may have made several stops, said a government source, adding that a visit to 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 not been ruled out.

A trip to Yemen, long viewed as a training ground for Islamic murderous Moslems, would raise special concern.

Law enforcement officials have said they are investigating whether Abdulazeez, was inspired by 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....
or similar murderous Moslem groups. Islamic State had threatened to step up violence during Ramadan.

But the FBI said Friday it had "no indication" so far that the attack was linked to that group.
The Times of Israel adds:
The young American Moslem man who rubbed out four US Marines in Chattanooga on Thursday visited Jordan and Yemen last year, Army Radio reported Friday.

According to the report, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez spent a month in Jordan in 2014, during which time he also visited Yemen.
Special concern realised yet?
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  According to the Obama campaign, In 1981 -- the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University -- Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. After that visit, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there. The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks.....

It's actually well documented. Radicalization can take place in as little as three weeks.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2015 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't being a "good Muslim" a red flag? If not, why the hell not? Convince me if you can.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/18/2015 11:00 Comments || Top||

#3  He's got the right IQ for it.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/18/2015 11:06 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two militants held in Kohistan
[DAWN] The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday claimed to have locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
two bully boyz from Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
district.

A statement issued here said that acting on a tip-off about presence of bully boyz identified as Alauddin, son of Ghulam Mohammad, and Abdul Salam in Tangir area, CTD raided a house and took both alleged bully boyz in jug.

The police claimed that both bully boyz had opened fire on a police team in Kohistan district on July 12, but fled from the scene leaving their vehicle and weapons behind when police retaliated the attack. Police had also recovered an AK-47, six rocket shells, six safety fuses, pistol and two mobile phones from the abandoned vehicle.

The suspects were later shifted to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Separately, three bully boyz were nabbed from Mattani and Sarband neighbourhood of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
. A source claimed that weapons were also recovered from the accused who were planning to carry out attacks on the eve of Eid.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Suicide blast at Quetta's Brewery road kills two
[DAWN] At least two people were killed in a suicide kaboom near Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University at Quetta's Brewery road late on Friday.

Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said that the bomber attempted to enter Quetta's Hazara town area but was intercepted by security personnel. He added that the interception forced the attacker, who was wearing women's clothes, to prematurely detonate his explosives.

Durrani also hailed the efforts of the security guard.

Hazara Town is a locality populated mainly by the ethnic Hazara Shia minority which has been targeted by holy warrior bully boy groups.

Bomb Disposal Squad officials who arrived at the spot earlier had also confirmed that the kaboom was carried out by a jacket wallah and that seven to eight kilograms of kaboom was used in the blast.

Security sources claimed that those killed in the attack included the attacker and the security guard who had intercepted the 25-year-old bomber.

Rescue personnel reached the spot and shifted the victims to a nearby hospital.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Iraq
ISIS executes another journalist in Mosul
A reminder that, in some cases, the information we read here at Rantburg was dearly bought. All honour to those who provide that information.
[Rudaw] 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....
, or ISIS, executed a journalist Thursday in the jihadist stronghold of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, charging the news hound with providing information to the national press.

"The Islamic State group executed journalist and cameraman Jala al- Abadi after he was tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
41 days ago on the charge of leaking information to the Iraqi media in Mosul," said Mohamad Bayati, director of the Nineveh Media Network

"The journalists that remained after the ISIS takeover of Mosul have been seriously watched by ISIS," Bayati added.

Bayati said a group of 10 ISIS fighters arrested Abadi at his home on June 4.

Bayati said the ISIS turbans asked Abadi's family to take his corpse at the Mosul morgue.

Abadi, who is married and the father of two kids, has been a journalist and a cameraman for more than 10 years in the local Mosulia TV station.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two ISIS leaders killed by own bomb
[Rudaw] A Peshmerga official says that a roadside landmine previously planted 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....
on the Mekhmour front was triggered by an ISIS convoy early Thursday, killing two leaders of the terrorist group.

"A mine had been planted by ISIS troops in previous battles in the village of Kharbadan to target the Peshmerga, the vise versa happened, killing two of the group's local leaders on the front," Ali Hussain, commander of the Mekhmour front told Rudaw.

He added: "One of the slain Emirs [Leader] was the group's administrator in the area named Abu Malik, and the other one named Abu abdul-Aziz."

The Peshmerga commander said the bomb went off at a time when several convoys of ISIS were passing by on the road.

Earlier this month, a wave of attacks from the US-led coalition targeted ISIS bases on the Mekhmour front-lines, southeast of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Apparently the old adage that "a mine has no friends" still has merit...
Posted by: Pappy || 07/18/2015 13:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Hoisted as it were, on his own petard.

Guns don't kill people le

But mines kill ships
Posted by: Shipman || 07/18/2015 18:08 Comments || Top||


Islamic State claims suicide car bomb that kills more than 100 in Iraq
[FIRSTPOST] More than 100 people were killed in a suicide boom-mobileing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by 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....
Death Eaters since they overran large parts of the country.

The blast brought down several buildings in Khan Bani Saad, about 30 km (20 miles) northeast of Baghdad, crushing to death people who were celebrating the end of the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan, police and medics said.

Islamic State, which controls large parts of northern and western Iraq grabbed credit for the attack in the mixed eastern province of Diyala where Khan Bani Saad is located and said the target was "rejectionists", as the group refers to Shi'ite Moslems.

Angry crowds went on the rampage after the kaboom, smashing the windows of cars parked in the street in grief and anger.
This is why you can't have nice things, guys.
Body parts were flung onto the roofs of nearby buildings by the force of the blast, police said.

"Some people were using vegetable boxes to collect children's body parts," said police major Ahmed al-Tamimi from the site of the kaboom, describing the damage to the market as "devastating".

An officer from the Diyala police command said rescue crews were still retrieving bodies from under the debris so the corpse count could rise.

The Diyala provincial government declared three days' mourning and ordered all parks and entertainment places to close for the rest of the Eid al-Fitr holiday to pre-empt any further attacks.

Islamic State said in a statement issued on Twitter that the attack was to avenge the killing of Sunni Moslems in the northern Iraqi town of Hawija, and that the suicide boom-mobileer was carrying around three tonnes of explosives.

Iraqi officials declared victory over Islamic State in Diyala earlier this year after security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries drove them out of towns and villages there, but the snuffies remain active in the province.

Security forces and militia groups are currently focussed on the western province of Anbar, where they have been gearing up for an offensive to retake the mainly Sunni governorate - Iraq's largest.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
UK officials say British pilots have conducted Syria strikes
[Rudaw] Britannia's Ministry of Defense says UK pilots have conducted air strikes on targets in Syria while embedded with other military forces fighting 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.

Defense officials confirmed Friday that pilots acting under the command of other forces, such as the United States and Canada, have conducted the strikes. The admission, made after a Freedom of Information request by the human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
group Reprieve, is important because Britannia's Parliament has only approved strikes on neighboring Iraq.

Britannia has been carrying out surveillance and air-to-air refueling over Syria. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has argued recently that politicians should also consider backing Arclight airstrikes.

The defense ministry said Friday that although there are currently no British pilots operating in this region, "when embedded, UK personnel are effectively operating as foreign troops."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


For the first time, jihadist child beheads Syrian soldier
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] A child soldier recruited by 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....
apparently has beheaded a Syrian army officer, the first such documented decapitation, the founder of a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Friday.

The child is among several hundred so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate". They are children, ranging in age from pre-teens to mid-teens, given military training and hardline indoctrination after being recruited near schools, mosques and in public areas where Islamic State is operating.

Images released by the turban group's Homs province in central Syria showed a child, apparently a pre-teen, in a camouflage uniform, holding a human head and a blood-stained knife.

The Syrian officer was captured by the turban group after it took control last May of Palmyra, a site of Roman ruins east of the city of Homs, according to Rami Abdul Rahman, the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head, who received a copy of the video.

"This is the first such case of a beheading by a child," Rahman said.

Islamic State has beheaded or rubbed out Syrian civilians, combatants, foreign aid workers and journalists. Videos it has released in the past released videos appeared to show children watching or participating in some of the killings.

Separately, Syrian army sources said a senior army commander, General Muhsen Makhlouf, was killed in an Islamic State ambush on Thursday in the desert around Palmyra, where the Syrian army was launching an assault to regain the town. (Rooters)
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  why can't we just nuke Mecca, Medina and Riyadh, possibly also Sanaa, Jakarta and Islamabad, and be done with it?
Posted by: anon1 || 07/18/2015 5:17 Comments || Top||

#2  why can't we just nuke Mecca, Medina and Riyadh, possibly also Sanaa, Jakarta and Islamabad, and be done with it?

Because, because. Let me think a minute---I'm sure there is a good reason.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2015 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  You got any idea how expensive nukes are?
Posted by: Shipman || 07/18/2015 11:07 Comments || Top||


Syria air strikes kill 15 civilians in Aleppo in first day of Eid al-Fitr
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] At least 15 civilians, including 5children and 6 women, have bit the dust in barrel kabooms on rebel-held Aleppo in the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Moslem holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a monitoring group said on Friday.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said at least 5 people, including 3 children and a woman, were killed in Barrel kaboom on Darat Ezza town near the northern city of Aleppo.

Another air strike conducted by Bashir al-Assad air force has killed 5 people, including 4 women, in al Bab, the stricken town which has been through a deadly week of aerial bombardment that killed dozens.

The third barrel attack targeted Aisha village in Aleppo countryside, 5 killed, including 2 children and one woman.

The corpse count of the first day of Eid al-Fitr reached 58, according to SNHR.

Syria's conflict began in March 2011 as popular protests against four decades of Assad family rule but changed into armed insurgency under a security force crackdown.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
More than 230,000 people killed and over 12 million forced to flee their homes.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Is this one of the bleeder El-holidays? Or the Candy ones?
Also: LOL Lunar calendar
Posted by: Shipman || 07/18/2015 11:09 Comments || Top||


Islamic State used poison gas in northeast Syria
[FIRSTPOST] A Syrian Kurdish militia said on Saturday 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....
jihadist group had used poison gas in attacks in late June in northeastern Syria.

The YPG militia said poison gas had been used in attacks on June 28 and June 29 against YPG-held areas in the northeastern province of Hasaka. Redur Xelil, the YPG front man, said the type of chemical used had not been accurately determined.

None of the YPG fighters exposed to the gas had died because they were quickly taken to hospital, he said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that reports on the war using an activist network on the ground, said it had also documented the use of poison gas by Islamic State in northeastern Syria on June 28.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
ISIS says it destroyed Egyptian ship with rocket
CAIRO -- The Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt's Sinai says it has destroyed an Egyptian navy vessel with a rocket off the strategic peninsula's Mediterranean coast.

The claim of responsibility by the Sinai Province of the Islamic State, as the group calls itself, was made in a brief statement posted on Twitter accounts known to be linked to the group.

The authenticity of the statement could not be immediately verified, but it was accompanied by photos purporting to show what appears to be a rocket flying toward the vessel, a large explosion engulfing most of the boat and then black smoke rising up from the vessel.

Egypt's military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, said in a statement earlier that the vessel caught fire in an exchange of gunshots on Thursday with "terrorists" on the shore.
Posted by: Hupineger Glomomp52169 || 07/18/2015 10:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  This crap, the crap in Iraq, Boko Haram, and the crap in Somalia isn't going to end until a few cities receive multiple ARCLIGHT strikes. Otherwise both the Muddled East and North America are going to have a few glassy craters.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/18/2015 23:10 Comments || Top||



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