Category Archives: Terrorism

Black man arrested for posting racist flyers outside black church

After the shooting at a Charleston, SC church, wherein a white young man, Dylann Root, allegedly killed 9 blacks, there’s been a rash of suspicious fires at black churches across the South.

As of June 29, 2015, in the span of a week (7 days), six churches attended by blacks were burned, sparking fear of a white-on-black race war. No suspect(s) had been apprehended.

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But wait!

Why is there a presumption that the fires had been set by whites?

This is where the recent arrest of a black man for leaving racist messages outside a black church in Colorado gets interesting.

CBS Denver reports, June 30, 2015, that Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside the New Covenant Church in Colorado Springs, which is predominately attended by African Americans. He is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct.

Vincent Broughton mugshot

The racist signs were posted outside the New Covenant church. One sign references the KKK; another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.”

The messages had the congregation on edge. Pastor Roland Joyner said, “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church, it’s just… I’m speechless.”

Police said Broughton admitted to posting the flyers but did not explain why he targeted the church.

Hmm. I wonder if Broughton works for the DHS.

False flag, any one?

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Éowyn

FBI warns of July 4th terror threats

The FBI has issued a warning about a heightened level of threats from terrorists, including the Islamic State, for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and weekend. The federal agency has even sent out a request to militia groups to be on the lookout.

Admittedly, 9/11 and subsequent “terrorist attacks,” especially the new ISIS bogeymen, are tailor-made for a power-hungry government bent on taking more and more freedoms away from the people in the name of protecting and ensuring our security. So you should consume the following news at your discretion.

That being said, we should err on the side of caution. Crowds and mobs have a peculiar psychology that is prone to irrationality. If I were you, I would stay away from crowds this July 4 . . . and other days.

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FBI field offices will be July 4 command centers for terrorist watch

The Daily Mail reports, June 30, 2015:

The FBI is setting up command centers at all of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4 weekend, to monitor any potential terrorist threats, law enforcement sources have revealed.

Sources told Fox News that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. will be reporting any information about possible attacks to these command centers – where officials will decide how to respond.

The move comes amid growing fears that the terror group ISIS is working to awaken sleeper cells in Western nations, after sympathizers were linked to three back-to-back attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia last Friday.

While the FBI says there has been no specific credible threat so far, it seems to be more active in its warnings and actions ahead of Independence Day this year than previously.

From American National Militia, June 29, 2015:

ALERT!!!!! ATTENTION ALL MILITIA, OATHKEEPERS and PATRIOT GROUPS.

As of 9:00 A.M. Central time I was contacted by the FBI to activate every Militia and Patriot groups in the U.S. for a eyes and ears OP over the 4th of July holiday for possible terrorist attacks( ISIS in nature). The threat level is very high. We need people to monitor the internet and groups to monitor all activities nation wide. This is the procedure in which we participate. I have already contacted many prominent Patriot and Militia leaders
1. Wear plain cloths.
2. Carry local Sheriffs Departments and local FBI contact numbers. If we see anything suspicious call the Sheriff first and then the FBI. Do not engage. Just monitor the situation until the Sheriff and FBI get to the scene.
3. If you are faced with an eminent attack and you are legally armed please protect life.. Be in groups so at least someone can get the Sheriff and FBI to the scene.

I want to note that this is the first time in our lifetimes the FBI has reached out for the help of every Militia unit and Patriotic groups to help guard our Nation. Please conduct yourselves as the Patriots we all are and do this with honor and integrity.. Another stepping stone for us all.

This will take a lot of team work so do not let personal feelings get in our way.

We got work to do Patriots so lets get to work protecting this nation in a coordinated effort with Law enforcement local, State and Federal.. We got a job to do Patriots.. Salute..

PLEASE SHARE this must go viral..

Note: Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oathkeepers, denies his organization was contacted by the FBI. Scroll down to the first comment for details.

H/t tina

~Éowyn

Race Riot: Mob of 50 blacks ransack Georgia Walmart for the hell of it

Once again, the news headline coyly says “teens.”

Once again, the actual news is about BLACK thugs.

The Smoking Gun reports, June 30, 2015:

Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police allege.

During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report. (See below: click to enlarge)

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Investigators say that a “crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females” were led into the store by Kharron Green, 17, who can be seen on surveillance video “presenting gang signs in the air with his hands.”

For about five minutes, Green & Co. ran through store aisles “destroying merchandise and vandalizing the property,” cops reported. Upon arriving at the trashed Walmart, a deputy noted that one aisle was “destroyed and coated with broken merchandise” and that the “length of the store from front to rear was lined with items which had been shattered, destroyed, turned over and thrown about.”

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Green, pictured above, was arrested at the scene. A Walmart employee interviewed by cops said that he spoke with Green in the store’s parking lot and that the teen “stated that this was a planned event, and that they had planned to see how much damage they could cause.”

A Walmart manager estimated the value of damaged merchandise at $2000.

While Green refused to identify any of his fellow marauders, he told cops that the group “had all come from a party.” Charged with criminal street gang activity, inciting to riot, and criminal damage to property, Green is locked up in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond.

Citing the ongoing investigation, a sheriff’s spokesperson declined to release Walmart surveillance video of the rampage. Though if investigators have trouble identifying other suspects, the footage could be released in an attempt to generate tips from the public.

Update (July 4, 2015):

Here’s the surveillance video, showing that the rampaging mob of males and females are all black:

~Éowyn

Cameron tells BBC to stop calling barbaric terror group ‘Islamic State’ because name is offensive to ‘many Muslims’

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Daily Mail: David Cameron today called on the BBC not to use the phrase ‘Islamic State’ when referring to the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria. The Prime Minister – who calls the group ‘ISIL’ – said Muslims would ‘recoil’ at the phrase being used to justify the ‘perversion of a great religion’. He insisted that the battle against extremists targeting Britons around the world can be won but will require ‘extraordinary resolve and patience’.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui targeted tourists at the Tunisian beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse on Friday morning, killing 38 people including up to 30 British tourists. It makes it the worst terror attack on Britons since the July 7 London bombings in 2005. Hakim Rezgui, the father of the gunman, last night claimed extremists had ‘ruined his son’s brain’.

Mr. Cameron urged imams and Muslim leaders to continue to speak out against the terrorism carried out under a ‘perversion of a great religion’ and that extremism is a ‘gateway into terrorism’. He criticised BBC presenter John Humphrys for referring to the group as Islamic State.

The extremists are variously known as Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and DAESH, based the Arabic acronym.

During his interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Mr. Cameron referred to the group as ‘ISIL’. ‘I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it’s not an Islamic State; what it is an appalling, barbarous regime,’ Mr. Cameron said. ‘It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this programme will recoil every time they hear the words ‘Islamic State’. ‘So-called’ or Isil is better,’ he added. However, some people on social media pointed out that ISIL is an acronym which refers to ‘Islamic State’. In the Commons today,

Angus Robertson

Angus Robertson

SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson backed the call for politicians and the media to stop using ‘Islamic State’, and said ‘Daesh’ should be used instead. He urged the Prime Minister join MPs across all parties, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in ‘using the appropriate term’. Mr. Robertson added: ‘The time has come in the English speaking world, to stop using Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL, and instead we and our media should use Daesh as the commonly-used phrase across the Middle East.’

Mr. Cameron repeated his criticism of the BBC for referring to the group as Islamic State: ‘I think this is particularly offensive to many Muslims who see, as I see, not state but a barbaric regime of terrorism and oppression that takes delight in murder and oppressing women and murdering people because they are gay. I personally think that using the term ISIL or ‘so-called’ would be better than what they currently do. I don’t think we will move them all the way to Daesh so I think saying ISIL is better than using Islamic State because it is in my view neither Islamic nor a state.’

In a statement to MPs Mr. Cameron said ISIS posed an existential threat to the British way of life, but vowed: ‘We will not cower in the face of terrorism.’

He told the Commons there would be a nationwide minute’s silence at midday on Friday to remember the victims. ‘I know the whole country will want to share in a moment of remembrance,’ he said. The Prime Minister said the whole world had been shocked by the ‘horrific attack’ on the beach of Sousse in Tunisia.

Mr. Cameron said Britons were not being advised to stay away from Tunisia’s coastal resorts despite the bloody events at Sousse. He told MPs: ‘The Foreign Office has updated their travel advice, which continues to make clear the high threat from terrorism in the country, just as it did before Friday’s events. But they are not moving to a position of advising against all but essential travel to this part of Tunisia. So they are not advising against visiting the popular coastal resorts. This was agreed by the Cobra emergency committee and will be kept under close review.’ These were ‘difficult judgments’, he said, because ‘nowhere is without risk from Islamist extremist terrorists’.

Read the rest here.

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Obama laments ‘distorted impression’ of Muslims

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The Hill: President Obama stressed religious tolerance during an Iftar dinner to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, linking the murders of nine black Christians in South Carolina with the killings of three Muslims in North Carolina earlier this year.

“Our prayers remain with Charleston and Mother Emanuel church,” Obama said Monday night, using the nickname of the historically black church in Charleston where nine people were killed Wednesday night after a gunman opened fire in a Bible study.

As Americans, we insist that nobody should be targeted because of who they are, or what they look like, who they love, how they worship. We stand united against these hateful acts.”

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Obama lamented the “distorted impression” that many Americans have of Muslims. “Here in America, many people personally don’t know someone who is Muslim. They mostly hear about Muslims in the news — and that can obviously lead to a very distorted impression,” Obama said.

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He shared the story of protesters outside of an Arizona mosque who held up “offensive signs against Islam and Muslims. But when the congregants invited the protesters in to pray, some completely changed their minds. “One demonstrator, who accepted the invitation later, described how the experience changed him; how he finally saw the Muslim American community for what it is — peaceful and welcoming,” Obama said.

“That’s what can happen when we stop yelling and start listening. That’s why it’s so important always to lift up the stories and voices of proud Americans who are contributing to our country every day.”

Guess Obama missed the news about these “peaceful and welcoming” Muslim Americans:

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Documents challenge Clinton claim no classified intel on personal emails

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Fox News: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email account to handle high level negotiations in 2011 for a no-fly zone to help topple Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, according to a series of emails obtained by Fox News, challenging her claim the private server did not hold classified information.

The emails, linked here, conflict with Clinton’s statement that she did not put national security at risk by using a personal account.

“I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material,” Clinton, now a candidate for president, told reporters in March. “I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.”

That claim was hard to test because emails released by the State Department are heavily blacked out. But an email chain from March 23, 2011 — with virtually no redactions — shows a message for senior administration staff including then Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough, then-Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy among others.  It goes point by point, explaining what Turkey, France and Britain will likely accept in the deal.

“I think the information in the email is clearly classified. If I were engaged in the negotiation on that subject reporting back to Washington, my reporting cable would be classified,” former UN Ambassador and Fox News contributor John Bolton said after reading the un-redacted emails.

“They’re dealing with the possible U.S. military operation, sensitive negotiations among NATO partners, talking about U.S. objectives and political arrangements and possible objections to the deal from key partners so all of these at secretary of state level is extraordinarily sensitive.”

The email chain also contains exchanges with Clinton aide Jake Sullivan who writes “I will forward you (Clinton) the Turkish proposal momentarily.”  Clinton responds “I’m worried that FR (France) and/or the UK know about the Turks idea and want to derail it.”

As the negotiations for a no-fly zone continue, Sullivan notifies Clinton that then-deputy chief of mission Christopher Stevens, who was later killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, was moving into eastern Libya.

“At that time of course, the country was in chaos, so the situation was very dangerous. His mission was quite sensitive to link up to the opposition,” Bolton said.  “And just having that information floating around …would obviously expose Stevens and others to great peril.”

While the first email in the chain is marked “UNCLASSIFIED,” based on his experience as ambassador to the UN, Bolton said he suspects a lot of intelligence was pushed out as unclassified to accommodate her separate, private system.

“It’s not simply the effect on Secretary Clinton’s own email. It’s pervasive throughout the higher levels of the department, which simply magnifies the risk.” Bolton added.

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Americans ‘overreacted’ to 9/11 terror attacks because they’re not as resilient as Brits

The good professor...

The good professor…

Daily Mail: Americans ‘overreacted’ to the 9/11 attacks, according to the newly appointed first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University. Terrorism expert Professor Louise Richardson said the 2001 atrocity provoked such a response because violent extremism was a ‘new experience’ in the US. Widespread panic ensued in America after al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger airliners and flew them into buildings, causing almost 3,000 deaths.

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In contrast, British citizens have shown themselves to be more ‘resilient’ in the face of terror when dealing with violence during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, she said.

Professor Richardson, who lived and worked in the US for many years, said that combating the psychological impact of terror was the best counter measure. She said: ‘The whole genius of terrorism is to have a greater psychological impact.

‘The reason random attacks have so much more impact is that if no-body is chosen, no-body is safe and the fear is much more widespread. I think central to any counter-terrorism campaign should be a resilient population. And I have to say the British population in the course of the Troubles and violence in Northern Ireland proved really quite resilient I think – far more so than the US and the scale of the reaction and overreaction in the US to the 9/11 atrocity. ‘This was a reflection of the fact that this was a such a new experience for the US.’

Irish-born Professor Richardson is an internationally renowned scholar of terrorism and security studies and regularly advises policy makers. Her publications include the ground-breaking study: What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy Containing the Threat. In that book, she admitted she would have joined the IRA ‘in a heartbeat’ aged 14 and had to be stopped by her mother from joining a protest march a week after Bloody Sunday in 1972. She was later invited to join the student branch of the IRA at university, but by then had decided that political violence was wrong.

Speaking yesterday at the British Council’s ‘Going Global’ conference in London, she also addressed the issue of radicalisation at universities. While she acknowledged that there were issues to be addressed, she ‘resisted’ the popular notion that there was an intrinsic link between universities and extremism. ‘I think it’s simple a matter of demographics,’ she said. ‘Violent extremists by and large are young men, predominantly male – and they often congregate in universities.’

And she said that sometimes education could compound a would-be extremist’s sense of disenchantment with society if there are no graduate jobs available. She added: ‘The most combustible combination is an educated workforce but with the kind of economy that can’t allow them to realise their expectations that have been heightened by their education.’

However, she maintained that universities had a vital role to play in helping to combat extremism, through educating young people on controversial issues. As such, she said it was imperative that radical ideas were expressed and challenged in universities and that such institutions should protect that right.

‘Education is the best antidote to radicalisation,’ she said. ‘Any terrorist I’ve ever met in the course of my academic career had a highly over-simplified view of the world – a view of the world [which is] black and white.’

Professor Richardson, who has led St Andrews for more than six years, was nominated to become the first female vice chancellor in Oxford University’s history.

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