Category Archives: Terrorism

Shocker, not: Refugees eyed in British subway terrorist attack

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From Fox News: Authorities named one of two Middle Eastern refugees believed to be responsible for last week’s London subway bombing, as new details emerged about their troubled time being fostered by a British couple previously honored by Queen Elizabeth II.

Yahyah Farroukh, 21, was identified as one of the suspects being held by London police, Sky News reported. Farroukh was arrested at a fried chicken shop, where he worked, in Hounslow in west London Saturday night. Suleman Sarwar, 43, who owns the chicken shop, said the 21-year-old suspect was arrested after he finished his shift.

“He was very normal,” Sarwar told Sky News. “I don’t know how long he worked here. It was surprising seeing him on the news.”

Farroukh’s Facebook profile indicated he was from Damascus and studied English in West Thamas College between 2013 and 2015. He was living in Stanwell, Surrey, where officials conducted a search on Sunday, but also most recently was registered to live with Penelope and Ronald Jones, who were honored by the queen for fostering more than 200 children – including refugees from Middle Eastern countries affected by conflicts. Another unidentified 18-year-old man who was arrested earlier in the day at Dover ferry port, where boats to France leave, was also fostered by the couple.

Both men are being held under the Terrorism Act and questioned by London police about Friday’s attack, when an improvised explosive device partially detonated aboard a subway train at Parsons Green station during morning rush hour, injuring 30 people.

But trouble with the couple’s foster children was reportedly visible beforehand – when police visited the Sunbury house two or three weeks ago, according to neighbor Stephen Griffiths.

“The police were there multiple times over the span of about a month — a few times a week,” Griffiths said. “You always think foster kids are going to have a bit of trouble, but you don’t think terrorism.”

The 18-year-old man is believed to be an Iraqi orphan who moved to the United Kingdom when he was 15 years old, after his parents died. The man was reportedly a “problem” for the foster parents and they had been contacting officials before the attack, according to the Telegraph. He lived with the Joneses, but hadn’t been arrested “in the last couple of weeks” despite the police activity at the Jones house, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told Sky News.

The news of frequent police visits could shed light on a tweet sent soon after the attack by President Trump in which he appeared to criticize British authorities for not acting sooner to prevent the attack.

“Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!” Trump wrote.

Images of the 18-year-old suspect, who is believed to have planted the bomb, have not emerged.

ITV News, however, obtained CCTV footage showing a man near Joneses’ Sunbury house Friday morning carrying a bag from Lidl supermarket. Images after the device detonated on Friday showed it was carried in a Lidl bag.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but British officials said there’s no proof yet the terror group was actively involved in the planning, preparation or carrying out of the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the city’s terror threat level to “critical” – meaning an attack is imminent – but downgraded it Sunday to “severe” – meaning an attack is highly likely.

“Severe still means that an attack is highly likely, so I would urge everybody to be vigilant but not alarmed,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

DCG

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NFL player Golden Tate honors first responders with 9/11 cleats

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Golden Tate’s tweet: “9/11 first responders. Real life Super Hero’s. Thank you for your sacrifice!”

Your antidote to those taking a knee during the National Anthem.

From ESPN: Golden Tate has spent the past couple of seasons doing what he could to honor veterans and first responders – from his charity efforts to inviting veterans to his suite for games.

On Sunday, the day before the 9/11 anniversary, the Detroit Lions wide receiver took his message to his cleats.

Tate posted the cleats on his Instagram page Sunday morning with a stenciled drawing of first responders and the American flag on one shoe and the image of the Twin Towers on the other shoe. On the two shoes combined, he had “Land of the Free” and “Because of the Brave” written.

It also comes the day before Tate’s Stars and Strikes bowling fundraiser on Monday.

Earlier this preseason, Tate said he was going to contemplate doing different things with his cleats this year, but wasn’t positive what he was going to do yet.

“I’m not going to lie,” Tate said. “I was pretty excited that we’ve been OK’d to be a white-shoe team and I think they changed the rule [last month] that every team could wear a majority white, majority black so I’m kind of bummed that now we’re just in a pool with everybody. But I don’t know. I don’t know.

“It kind of depends on how much leeway we have with that. I don’t know what the exact rule was last year. I know I didn’t get fined last year for my cleats or anything, so that’s good.”

DCG

Antifa domestic terrorists, incl. professors, want an end to USA

We learned only days ago that more than a year ago, in a secret (“confidential”) DHS/FBI joint report in April 2016, the Obama administration already classified Antifa as “domestic terrorists” but didn’t bother to inform the American people about it.

Why these domestic terrorists were allowed — and continue to be allowed — to “protest” terrorize the right Trump supporters is a question that should be asked of law enforcement, including the police of Washington, D.C., where Antifa Black Bloc terrorists were allowed to riot and assault on the nights before and after Trump’s presidential inauguration.

Antifa are not just terrorists, they want nothing less than the total annihilation of America.

At the “counter Marxism” rally in Berkeley, CA, on August 24, 2017, in which an estimated 4,000 “counter-protesters” overwhelmed and bullied a handful of Trump supporters, masked black-clad Antifa not only assaulted people, they made evident their antipathy to the very existence of the United States, chanting:

“No Trump, no wall, no U.S.A.!”

By the way, an anonymous poster on the message board 8chan claims to have discovered the “full list” of Antifa members.

Note: If 8chan deleted the thread, it is archived here and here. The full list of Antifa members is here.

Many on the list are teachers, college professors, and other professionals. Here’s a sample — of Antifa members whose last names begin with the letter M:

  • Fannie Madden-Grider, Instructor of Media Writing, Morehead State University.
  • Neal Madnick, history teacher, Sanford H Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY.
  • Jane Maestro, manager, New Hope Charities, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • F. Rachel Magdalene, visiting scholar, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.
  • Dominique Malaquais, Senior Researcher in Political Science, Centre National de la Recherche (National Science Research Center), Paris.
  • Frankie Diane Mallis, Adjunct Professor of English. Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.
  • Christine Mallory, Vice President of Finance at AllClear ID, Austin, Texas.
  • Aaron Managhan, Office Assistant, South Puget Sound Community College.
  • Carl Manaster, bioinformatics (computer) programmer, ActivX Biosciences, Inc., San Diego, CA.
  • Victor Manfredi, Visiting Researcher in African Studies at Boston University.
  • Michael Mangino, taught Biology at Harper College, Palatine, IL.
  • Shilpa Mankikar, writer/director/producer; finalist at the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
  • Reeser Manley, author; Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Maine.
  • Catherine Mann, USA Today bestselling author.
  • Jenny Mannion, author and “intuitive healer”.

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UPDATE (Sept. 12):

Bill Mullen, an English professor at Purdue University, has formed a coalition of 400 Antifa college faculty, staff, and students, called the Campus Anti-Fascist Network. (Source: Gateway Pundit)

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

Obama administration’s DHS/FBI identified Antifa as domestic terrorists in April 2016

And yet, this important and correct identification was not communicated to the American people, while the MSM and Democrats continue to champion Antifa as brave opponents of “white supremacists,” and police of cities like Berkeley where Antifa clashed with the Right in public rallies treated Trump supporters as the perpetrators of violence.

Josh Meyer reports for Politico, Sept. 1, 2017, that as early as April 2016, well before the election and subsequent presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by the Obama administration’s DHS and the FBI had classified radical Left anarchists who call themselves Antifa as “domestic terrorists”.

The April 2016 DHS/FBI joint report, Baseline Comparison of US and Foreign Anarchist Extremist Movements, identified Antifa as perpetrators of attacks on police, government, symbols of capitalism, racism, “social injustice and fascism”. After Donald Trump was elected President last November, Antifa activists locked onto another target — Trump supporters, especially white nationalists (labeled “white supremacists” by Antifa and the complicit MSM), and Confederate symbols and monuments.

An unnamed “senior state law enforcement official” said, “A whole bunch of them [Antifa]” have been deemed dangerous enough to be placed on U.S. terrorism watch lists.

By the spring of 2016, Antifa groups had become so aggressive, including making armed attacks on individuals and small groups of perceived enemies, that federal officials launched a global investigation with the help of the U.S. intelligence community so as to determine whether Antifa might start committing terrorist bombings at the Republican and Democratic conventions that summer, like their foreign counterparts in Greece, Italy and Mexico.

Some Antifa terrorists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State.

Based on their classification of Antifa as “domestic terrorists,” DHS/FBI have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous.

In fact, a DHS assessment in August 2017 precisely warned of a potential for unprecedented violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, where Democrat mayor Mike Signer is alleged to have ordered the police to stand down.

See “Signs of Charlottesville white supremacist rally being a false flag” and “Remarkable resemblance of mothers of Charlottesville and Sandy Hook victims

In interviews with Politico, law enforcement authorities blamed Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and policies — first as a candidate and then as president — for helping to to create a situation that has escalated so quickly and extensively that they do not have a handle on it.

An unnamed “senior law enforcement official tracking domestic extremists in a state that has become a front line in clashes between the groups” said:

“It was in that period [as the Trump campaign emerged] that we really became aware of them. These antifa guys were showing up with weapons, shields and bike helmets and just beating the shit out of people.… They’re using Molotov cocktails, they’re starting fires, they’re throwing bombs and smashing windows.”

According to the confidential documents and interviews obtained by Politico, almost immediately, the right-wing targets of Antifa began fighting back, bringing weapons and launching unprovoked attacks of their own. The extremists on both sides have been using the confrontations, especially since Charlottesville, to recruit unprecedented numbers of new members, raise money and threaten more confrontations. The unnamed “senior law enforcement official” said:

“Everybody is wondering, ‘What are we gonna do? How are we gonna deal with this?’. Every time they have one of these protests where both sides are bringing guns, there are sphincters tightening in my world. Emotions get high, and fingers get twitchy on the trigger.”

Brian Levin, a former New York City police officer who has been monitoring domestic militants for 31 years, now at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said:

“Both the racists and a segment of violent antifa counter-protestors are amped for battle in an escalating arms race, where police departments are outmaneuvered, resulting in increasingly violent dangerous confrontations. It’s an orchestrated dance. The rallies spill over into social media and then even more people show up at the next rally primed for violent confrontation.”

This is how the April 2016 DHS-FBI joint report as well as other federal documents and interviews, describe Antifa (Anti-Fascist Action Network):

  • Antifa evolved out of leftist anti-government anarchist groups like Black Bloc, who have instigated violence at events like the 1999 Seattle World Trde Organization.
  • They dress in black and conceal their faces with masks and bandanas.

  • They claim to have no leader and no hierarchy, but DHS-FBI believe they are organized via decentralized networks of cells that coordinate with each other. Often, they spend weeks planning for violence at upcoming events.
  • Dozens of armed Antifa groups have emerged, including Redneck Revolt, Red Guards, and By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) — a group that claims as a member none other than Berkeley’s mayor Jesse Arreguin.
  • One report from New Jersey authorities said self-described Antifa groups have been established in cities including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

At the same time, DHS-FBI say there are gaps in their knowledge and understanding of Antifa, admitting that they have only “medium confidence” in their assessments:

  • A “senior New Jersey law enforcement official” following Antifa said: “There’s a lot more we don’t know about these groups than what we do know about them.”
  • Significant “intelligence gaps” include an inability to penetrate Antifa groups’ “diffuse and decentralized organizational structure,” which makes it difficult for law enforcement to identify violent groups and individuals.
  • Authorities also “lack information to identify the travel patterns linking U.S. and foreign anarchist extremists”.
  • A reason for the federal government’s “intelligence gaps” is because many of Antifa’s activities, such as their training camps, meetings and online communications, “are not within the purview of FBI and DHS collection” due to civil liberties and privacy protections.

DHS/FBI should really look into Antifa’s association with international financier terrorist George Soros:

~Eowyn

The Left’s Pronoun Tyranny: First-grader sent to principal’s office for ‘misgendering’ another student

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans’ right to free speech.

But the one-party State of California has gone whole hog in contravening that right.

Recently, California’s State Senate approved SB 219: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, which will make it a crime for nursing homes to use the “wrong” gender pronoun. If the State Assembly approves the bill, it will be law.

Now, California state government’s madness has spread to Rocklin Academy, a charter school in Rocklin, Placer County in Northern California, where a first grader was terrorized when she was sent to the principal’s office after she accidentally “misgendered” a classmate.

Recently, Rocklin Academy was roiled by controversy after a kindergarten teacher led an in-class discussion on transgenderism that included a “gender reveal” for a 5-year-old boy who was “transitioning” to a little girl. (See DCG’s post “California kindergarten teacher leads ‘transgender’ discussion in class to introduce child ‘transitioning‘”.)

Parents were furious because they were not informed in advance and were not given the chance to opt their children from the classroom “transgender” propaganda. However, school leaders informed the parents they were not allowed to opt-out and that the state did not require the school to notify parents.

Todd Starnes reports for Fox News, Aug. 25, 2017, that the latest incident occurred during the first week of school when a first grader came across a classmate on the playground. She called the student by his given name, unaware that the boy now imagines himself to be a girl.

Karen England of California-based public policy group Capitol Resource Institute said:

“This innocent little first grader sees a classmate, calls him by the name she knew him last year and the boy reports it to a teacher. The little girl gets in trouble on the playground and then gets called out of class to the principal’s office.”

The first grader was investigated by the principal to determine whether or not she had bullied the transgender child by calling him by his original name. After about an hour it was determined the little girl had made an honest mistake and she was not punished or reprimanded.

But the girl is terribly traumatized by the incident. England said the girl “came home from school upset and crying – saying, ‘Mommy, I got in trouble at school today.’” The little girl’s mother, who asked not to be identified, immediately contacted the school to find out what had happened. She was told that whenever there is a pronoun mishap with this biological boy who now claims to be a girl — the school must investigate.

Capitol Resource Institute provided FoxNews with a letter the mother wrote, expressing her extreme concern over how the situation was handled:

“I stressed over and over with the principal that I am all for protecting the rights of [the transgender child], but my children have rights as well. It makes me sad that my daughter felt like she was punished for trying to be kind to the kid.”

Capitol Resource Institute specializes in strengthening families and is working with a number of parents at Rocklin Academy upset about the LGBT agenda being forced on their children.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a nationally-known conservative Christian law firm, is investigating the playground incident as well as the classroom lesson on gender identity. An ADF spokesman said:

“Our focus is on ensuring that every student’s privacy is protected and that parental rights, including the right to be notified that before children are exposed to gender identity teaching, are respected by the school officials.”

Rocklin Superintendent Robin Stout

Todd Starnes reached out to Rocklin Academy numerous times, but they did not return his phonecalls.

Starnes concludes:

“What’s happening at Rocklin Academy is an example of how schools have become indoctrination grounds for the LGBT agenda. And the only way to stop the indoctrination is for moms and dads to take a stand. It may be unpleasant and it may be uncomfortable, but we’ve got to stand up to these activist bullies.”

Here are the websites of Capitol Resource Institute and the Alliance Defending Freedom:

See also:

~Eowyn

White House petition to declare George Soros a terrorist

There is a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, begun on August 20, 2017, to declare George Soros a terrorist and to seize all his assets:

Declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations’ assets under RICO and NDAA law

Created by E.B. on August 20, 2017

Whereas George Soros has willfully and on an ongoing basis attempted to destabilize and otherwise commit acts of sedition against the United States and its citizens, has created and funded dozens (and probably hundreds) of discrete organizations whose sole purpose is to apply Alinsky model terrorist tactics to facilitate the collapse of the systems and Constitutional government of the United State, and has developed unhealthy and undue influence over the entire Democrat Party and a large portion of the US Federal government, the DOJ should immediately declare George Soros and all of his organizations and staff members to be domestic terrorists, and have all of his personal an organizational wealth and assets seized under Civil Asset Forfeiture law.

We have less than a month to get the necessary 100,000 signatures by September 19, 2017. The number of signatures currently is 29,389, which means 70,611 more signatures are needed.

Please sign the petition and ask your contacts to sign as well.

To sign, go here.

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~Eowyn

Man arrested in Houston for plotting to bomb Confederate monument

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Dowling statue in Houston

Bill Ayers approved.

As Newsbusters noted, to the surprise of no one: ABC, CBS, and NBC’s evening newscasts on Monday all failed to cover the thwarted bombing of a Confederate monument in Houston, Texas. 

From Breaking911.com: A 25-year-old man has been taken into custody for attempting to ‘maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance’, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. The charges come after the FBI and ATF raided a home in Houston Sunday.

According to the complaint, on the evening of Aug. 19, 2017, a Houston park ranger observed Andrew Schneck kneeling among the bushes in front of the General Dowling Monument located in Hermann Park in Houston. Schneck was allegedly holding two small boxes with various items inside to include what appeared to be duct tape and wires. After placing the boxes on the ground per the ranger’s request, Schneck then allegedly took a drink from plastic bottle but immediately spit it on the ground. The ranger then noticed a timer and wires in the box and notified the Houston Police Department (HPD), according to the complaint.

The clear liquid was field tested as was a white powdery substance found in a small, black aluminum tube which revealed they were most likely nitroglycerin and Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD), respectively, according to the charges. HMTD is a high explosive organic compound used as an initiating, or primary explosive. Nitroglycerin has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives. ln its pure form, nitroglycerin is a contact explosive, with physical shock causing it to explode, which degrades over time to even more unstable forms. Nitroglycerin is highly dangerous to transport or use. ln its undiluted form, it is one of the world’s most powerful explosives.

Authorities believe the items in Schneck’s possession on Aug. 19 were capable to produce a viable explosive device, according to the charges.

The complaint further alleges that Schneck conducts “chemistry experiments” at his Houston residence.

The City of Houston receives federal financial assistance for maintenance of Hermann Park where the General Dowling Monument is located.

If convicted, Schneck faces a minimum of five and up to 40 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. The FBI and HPD are conducting the investigation.

DCG