Canadian Man Who Was Rescued From Afghanistan With His Wife And Children Is Arrested On 15 Charges, Including Sexual Assault

This has been a messed up strange story from the start.  When the family was released from captivity, Joshua Boyle refused to board a US transport plane that American officials had arranged for the family.  He refused to relocate to the United States, instead choosing to go to Canada. Boyle is Canada’s problem.

Ex-hostage, Joshua Boyle, who was recently freed from captivity in Afghanistan with his wife and children, has been arrested on 15 charges, including sexual assault.

Boyle, of Canada, his American wife Caitlan, and their three children were rescued last October in Pakistan, five years after the couple was abducted by a Taliban-linked militant group while on a backpacking trip in neighboring Afghanistan…

Authorities said the charges against the 34-year-old include eight counts of assault, two accounts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful confinement.

Boyle was reportedly charged with one count of causing someone to ‘take a noxious thing, namely Trazodone,’ an antidepressant, court documents indicated Tuesday.

There is also a charge of uttering a death threat and a charge of misleading a police officer.

The purported acts allegedly occurred between October 14 – the day after the family returned to Canada – and December 30.

The misleading the police charge stems from an incident on December 30 where Boyle called police to report someone being suicidal and missing. He allegedly concocted the story to ‘divert suspicion from himself’.

A publication ban bars reporting any information that could identify the alleged victims, of which there are two.  DailyMail

18-Year-Old Egyptian Migrant Killed One Man And Injured Two Others In Random Knife Attack In Ireland

A 24-year-old Japanese man studying at Dundalk Institute of Technology was fatally stabbed in the back.  The two other men injured in the attack were Irish, one suffered a blow to the head from a fence post.

Gardaí are investigating whether a series of attacks in Dundalk this morning, which left one man dead, are related to terrorism but stress they are still trying to establish a motive.One man, an 18-year-old Egyptian national, is in custody on suspicion of murder. It is understood he came to Ireland from the UK in recent days.

“A terror attack is certainly a line of inquiry we are looking at. We will endeavour to establish the suspect’s background, including who they are, where they have come from and why are they here. Those are very, very important questions we’re trying to ask and answer,” said Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan.

The dead man is a 24-year-old Japanese man who was living in Dundalk. He died almost immediately from stab wounds to the back on Avenue Road shortly after 9am. Gardaí are currently attempting to notify his family.

Two other male victims are in hospital, having been attacked elsewhere in the town. One man suffered stab wounds while the other received a blow from a fence post. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries. Crime scene investigators are currently examining at least five locations around Dundalk Town.
The Irish Times

Motive

Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan said he believed the victims were selected at random and a potential terror link was being investigated…He said the suspect had come into contact with gardai on January 1 when inquiries about his immigration status were conducted. ITV

The Gardaí (Irish police service) this afternoon confirmed they are investigating terror as a motive for the attack.

They said no motive had yet been established but terror was not being ruled out…

Among the lines being investigated is that the young man had recently been refused asylum in the UK – but is in unclear how he may have subsequently entered Ireland or traveled to Dundalk. Independent

Baltimore Residents Blame Reduced Police Presence For High Murder Rate

Surprise!  Less police presence more crime.

As Baltimore grapples with its highest per capita record for homicides, some resident blame a lack of police presence in their neighborhoods as a reason for the city’s gun violence problem.

One Baltimore, Md., pastor argued that more police need to patrol the city’s neighborhoods in order to better protect the locals, according to an interview with NPR published Sunday…

Baltimore reached 343 homicides last week as city leaders struggle to come up with ways to fix the violence. Mayor Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, released a holistic crime plan, aimed at cracking down on poverty, opening up access to local community colleges to students who might not be able to afford it and working to better train officers, while the city police commissioner touted the recent addition of new hires to the force.  DailyCaller

Baltimore is a prime example of what happens when politicians coddle criminals and give them the excuse of racism to justify their crimes. It’s too late to say, “Sorry. We made a mistake.” What’s done is done and the people of the city of Baltimore are going to have to live with it. PJMedia

Forbes Israel: 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations In The World

“Da’as, the Islamic State Organization, was ranked first in the previous ranking of Forbes, it has now dropped to fifth place.

1. Hezbollah: Annual revenues of $ 1.1 billion
2. Taliban: annual revenues of $ 800 million
3. Hamas: annual revenues of $ 700 million
4. Al-Qaeda and its affiliates: annual revenues of $ 300 million
5 . Daa”s: annual revenue of $ 200 million
6. PKK: annual revenue of $ 180 million
7. Ctaa’b Hezbollah annual revenue of $ 150 million
8. Islamic Jihad: annual revenues of approximately $ 100 million
9. Lashkar-e-Taiba: Annual revenues of $ 75 million
10. REAL IRA: Annual revenues of $ 50 million
Forbes Israel

Eight of the ‘Top Ten’ terror groups in terms of income are Muslim, with Hezbollah and Hamas ranked #1 and #3 respectively.”

One of the more far-reaching consequences of former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is on display in Forbes Israel’s latest ranking of the richest terrorist groups in the world, as in 2017 Iran-backed Hezbollah leaped to the top of the list with a whopping $1.1 billion in revenue.

That is not to say that all their income stems from Iran. Terrorist organizations in general also fund their purchase of arms, training and salary payments to their members from such criminal activities as drug smuggling, money laundering, kickbacks, kidnappings, ‘protection’, etc., just as organized crime does.

But the nuclear deal, it should be recalled, allowed for the release of billions of dollars into Iran’s state coffers from the lifting of internationally imposed sanctions, and the unfreezing of its assets abroad. This, in turn, allowed the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to open the spigots to its proxies, and the results can clearly be seen by comparing this year’s “Top Ten” list with the previous one, made in 2014. Lebanese group Hezbollah, which has been fighting in Syria for years for Iranian ally Bashar al-Assad, was then ranked fourth, with $500 million – only half of what it has today.

Hamas has $700 million

The Gaza Strip’s Hamas, meanwhile, is now in third place, having actually dropped a rung from 2014. (The Taliban now occupy second place, with a revenue of $800 million). Forbes lists them as currently receiving about $700 million a year, vs. a billion dollars three years ago. They have two well-known state sponsors, Qatar and, again, Iran. But in the decade since it took over Gaza, Hamas also became expert in extracting money from its own citizens.

According to Forbes’ 2014 report, Hamas makes most of its money from a sophisticated tax system aimed at, among other things, pocketing large portions of the international aid that flows into Gaza. It also runs hundreds of businesses, controls several banks, and has levies on all consumer goods entering the Gaza Strip. All in all, the report says, about 15% of Gaza’s economy ends up in this organization’s pocket.  WorldIsraelNews