New York: Port Authority Bus Terminal Explosion

Update:  No one noticed?

Akayed Ullah, 27,  lived with his mother, sister and two brothers in Brooklyn. He built his homemade pipe bomb inside the residence….

His own wife and baby son are in Bangladesh.

He met his wife through an arranged marriage two years ago and spent a month with them this fall before returning to the US on his green card. DailyMail

Update:  Chain Migration

President Donald Trump called for immigration reforms Monday after a Bangladeshi immigrant allegedly exploded a pipe bomb in New York City.

“Today’s attempted mass murder attack in New York City—the second terror attack in New York in the last two months—once again highlights the urgent need for Congress to enact legislative reforms to protect the American people,” Trump said in a statement.

The alleged terrorist Akayed Ullah, 27, entered the U.S. in 2011 through extended family chain migration. The terror attack left four, including Ullah, injured.

Statistics released by the White House revealed that 142,000 Bangladesh nationals have been permanently resettled in the U.S. on the basis of familial ties since 2005.  DailyCaller

Update:  The suspect in a terror-related explosion near Times Square on has been identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

Ullah is believed to be from Bangladesh and appears to have lived in Brooklyn. CBS News is reporting that Ullah is a legal permanent resident who entered the U.S. with his parents in February 2011 on an immigrant visa.  DailyRecord

Botched bombing.  The failed terrorist is an immigrant possibly from Bangladesh.

An ISIS-inspired suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The man – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn and is possibly of Bangladesh origin – had wires attached to him and a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his mid-section as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.

The man partially detonated the device, which he was carrying under the right side of his jacket, prematurely inside the passageway to the A, C, and E trains at 8th Avenue and W. 42ndStreet at around 7:40 a.m., sources said.

Police took the man into custody.

The suspect in police custody.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and possibly born in Bangladesh.

Bratton, who said the man had been living in the US for seven years, “was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”

“So, definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended,” Bratton said.

The man, who suffered the most serious injuries, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Two others suffered minor injuries, police said.  NYPost

‘Free Speech Bus’ Vandalized, Defaced by New York City Trans Activists

All that is reasonable and good is now wrong.

A bus with social conservative slogans denouncing transgenderism was vandalized Thursday in New York City by trans activists.

The so-called “Free Speech Bus” is based off a similar one set up by activists in Madrid. After Spanish transgender activists put up posters reading, “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas. It’s as simple as that,” a conservative Catholic group drove around a bus with the opposite message: “Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled.”

The Spanish bus was eventually shut down and impounded when the Madrid City Council dug up a municipal code banning outdoor advertising. Liberals in Spain and the United States alike applauded the decision, including Chelsea Clinton.

But the National Organization for Marriage duplicated the campaign in the U.S.

“Boys are boys … and always will be. Girls are girls … and always will be,” the U.S. version reads. The group termed the bus the “Free Speech Bus,” while LGBT activists countered with the monicker “Hate Bus.”  FreeBeacon

New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers

You don’t lower the standard the person can take classes to bring the test scores up!

But the literacy test raised alarms from the beginning because just 46 percent of Hispanic test takers and 41 percent of black test takers passed it on the first try, compared with 64 percent of white candidates.

A federal judge ruled in 2015 that the test was not discriminatory, but faculty members at education schools say a test that screens out so many minorities is problematic.

“Having a white workforce really doesn’t match our student body anymore,” Soodak said. AP

Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting.

The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.

Just 41 percent of black teaching candidates and 46 percent of Hispanics passed the test on their first try, compared to 64 percent of white candidates.

The multiple choice exam is meant to ensure high standards among prospective teachers, which many teaching preparation programs have struggled to do. DailyCaller

Illegal El Salvador Migrant Gang Members Charged With Murders In Houston And New York

MS-13 is an ultra-violent international criminal gang.  In 2014, was reported that MS-13 gang members were part of the invasion of illegal immigrants.

Houston Charges Kidnapping and Murder

Two illegal immigrant gang members from El Salvador who had a Satanic shrine in their Houston apartment are suspects in the killing of one teenager and the kidnapping of another, authorities said.
Gang leader Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores, 22, who also goes by ‘Diabolico,’ and 18-year-old Diego Alexan Hernandez-Rivera appeared in Houston court Wednesday on charges of aggravated kidnapping and murder.
The MS-13 gang members laughed, smiled and waved in court.
Prosecutors said the two kidnapped a 14-year-old girl after she left school around February 2, holding her in an apartment where she was raped by a gang member.  DailyMail

New York Charges Murder

Thirteen members of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 were charged Thursday in connection with seven murders including the 2016 killings of high school teenagers on New York’s Long Island.

The gang members were charged with 41 counts which also include racketeering, attempted murder, assault and obstruction of justice, U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers said Thursday afternoon.

Four of the suspects were charged directly with the murders of Kayla Cuevas, 16 and Nisa Mickens, 15, close friends who were beaten to death on Sept. 13, 2016, in Brentwood, N.Y.

Four others were directly involved in the death of 18-year-old Jose Peña-Hernandez, whose body was found on the grounds of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood in October, investigators said.

Ten of the suspects are illegal immigrants, two are U.S. citizens and one is a green card holder, Capers said. He would not elaborate if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was involved.  FoxNews

Activists Manipulate Third-Graders Into Hating Israel

Anti-Israel propaganda has trickled down to the elementary school level in the U.S.  Watch the video of third-grade students being subjected to blatant propaganda.

Update to previous story.

Anti-Israel activism by faculty at colleges and universities receives a lot of media attention in part because campuses generally are open to the public and college students are able to report on what happens.

Faculty-inspired anti-Israel activism, however, is not limited to colleges and universities. I hear many parents and students complain that by the time many students reach college, they already have been turned against Israel.

Far under the radar, the attempt to demonize Israel is moving down the educational chain even into elementary schools, pushed by activists who accept no boundaries even for young children. Yet because such activities take place in schools to which access is limited, and the young students are not developmentally able to report on what happens, it’s rare to obtain hard visual proof.

We have such proof.

On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold. We broke the story a couple of days later, Anti-Israel activism hits elementary school in Ithaca, NY.

Based on documents produced pursuant to a NY Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request and court rulings, previously we were able to document that the Tamimi event was an anti-Israel propaganda event. At least one third-grade student suffered nightmares and a Letter of Reprimand was issued to the school principal for attempting to cover-up the nature of the event.

Previously, though, we didn’t have any video of the Tamimi Event, just the paper and electronic record of communications. While that paper and electronic record was shocking, only video could fully convey what happened.

Muslim Teen Who Claimed Trump Supporters Assaulted Her Arrested For Filing A False Police Report

The 18-year-old Muslim college student, Yasmin Seweid, who claimed hate-spewing Trump supporters called her a terrorist and attempted to rip off her hijab on the New York subway has been arrested for filing a false report.

Yasmin Seweid is fortunate she only lost her hair and not her head.

A Muslim teenager accused of lying to police about being racially abused by three drunk Trump supporters on a Manhattan train appeared in court with a shaved head – an apparent punishment ordered by her Egyptian parents for bringing shame to their family.

Yasmin Seweid was arraigned at Manhattan’s Criminal Court on Wednesday for falsely reporting an incident to police and obstructing governmental information…

Days after reporting the crime, Seweid went missing, sparking a missing person’s appeal and another large police effort.

Sources say she made up the elaborate story to cover up for the fact she had been out drinking late with friends.

Her parents ordered her to shave her head as punishment for the scandal. They are also said to disapprove of her Christian boyfriend, The New York Daily News reports.  DailyMail

How Odd?

On September 17th Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly planted several bombs in New York and New Jersey that injured 31 people. Some other unexplained odd things also happened in September.

Egyptians and the Suitcase

nyc-bomb-suitcaseRahami planted another IED in New York, and he left it inside a suitcase on the street. Two men came across the pressure cooker bomb in a suitcase.  They unwittingly took the homemade bomb out of the tiger faced covered tiger paw prints suitcase.  They ignored the pressure cooker in a trash bag inside and left it on the street and stole the suitcase.  The two men caught on surveillance camera footage have been identified by the FBI as EgyptAir employees, the two men have since returned home to Egypt.  The New York Daily News calls the two men “Egyptian pilots.”

Mother & Brother Taken Off Airplane In Dubai Then Sent To Afghanistan

The mother and a brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect’s father told ABC News.

The father, Mohammad Rahami, said in an interview published on ABC’s website on Wednesday that his wife, Najiba, and another of his sons, Qassim, were in Dubai when they were pulled from a flight and questioned for 16 hours by authorities there.

Authorities then sent them to Kabul, he said.  “Why send my son back to Afghanistan? He is a U.S. citizen. You have any questions? Bring him home, [don’t] send him to a different country,” Mohammad Rahami said of Qassim. Reuters

Missing Afghans Undergoing Military Training

non_commissioned_officers_of_the_afghan_national_armySeven students from Afghanistan undergoing military training in the U.S. have gone missing.  The timing should be of concern as the seven students disappeared around the time of the bombing in New York City and New Jersey by Afghan-born Ahmad Rahami.

“During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during international military student programs,” Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans said.

Three of the Afghan military trainees fled from a Pentagon training program two weekends ago during the bombing spree in New York and New Jersey by Afghan-born bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, raising concerns among security officials that the missing Afghan students may be linked to terrorism or plans for attacks in the United States.

The disappearance of the Afghans comes amid heightened fears of increasing Islamist terror attacks around the country. The attacks have included the New York area bombings and attempted bombings, a knife attack at a Minnesota mall by a Somali jihadist, and other regional shootings.

Two of the missing Afghans had been training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and one was training at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

An Army source said the Afghans who left the weekend of the New York area bombings appeared to be part of a coordinated effort. The three men are being probed for possible connections to Rahami. “Initial assessment is that there is not relation and the timing is coincidental,” the source said.

Evans declined to comment on whether the Pentagon has security concerns about the missing Afghans.

Sarah Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, said authorities are pursuing the Afghans.

“ICE Homeland Security Investigations is aware of the situation, and is actively working to locate these individuals in coordination with the State Department and the Department of Defense,” she said, declining specifics because of the ongoing investigation.

However, the service, which tracks illegal aliens, was notified of the missing Afghans.

Four other Afghan military trainees fled over the Labor Day weekend, two from Fort Benning, Georgia, one from Fort Lee, Virginia, and one from an Army facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. FreeBeacon


Manhunt: Ahmad Khan Rahami Wanted For Questioning In Manhattan Bombing


Khan Rahami Captured in New Jersey
Khan Rahami Captured in New Jersey

The man wanted in connection for two bombings and an attempted bombing in New York and New Jersey this weekend has been arrested after a shootout with police.

Two officers have reportedly been injured in the shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, a neighboring town of the 28-year-old’s home of Elizabeth. DailyMail
(one from a bullet striking his vest and the other from a piece of glass cutting his head.)

Rahami was shot in the shoulder and leg, taken to hospital.

Ahmad Khan Rahami
Ahmad Khan Rahami

Police are hunting for Afghanistan-born naturalized
U.S. citizen Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, in connection to the bombings this weekend in New York.

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5 People Taken Into Custody In Connection With Chelsea Bombing

The weekend trail of terror continues.

Five people have been taken into custody in connection with the Chelsea bombing after the FBI discovered a bomb cache in New Jersey and stopped a car near New York City’s Verrazano Bridge on Sunday night.

The FBI is believed to have called the NYPD for backup at around 8.45pm after making the decision to halt a car on the busy Belt Parkway and found the occupants were heavily armed.

No one has been charged with any crime and the investigation is continuing says the FBI who confirmed all five individuals are from New Jersey. DailyMail

3 Pipe Bombs & 2 Smaller devices found at a train station Elizabeth, NJ

According to the FBI, law enforcement later discovered three pipe bombs and two smaller devices at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, near to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Local CBS says that a suspicious device was discovered on the rail tracks and is being examined by a robot.

All train traffic out of Manhattan to New Jersey was immediately halted while the bomb squad was dispatched.

According to state Sen. Martin Golden, the incident is connected to Chelsea and the FBI later confirmed that it was. DailyMail

Elite NYC K-8 School Teaches White Students They Are Born Racist

This is child abuse and unethical! This poses a psychological risk to all the children in those schools being taught this political concept that in real life divides rather than unites.

Teaching a group of young children to fill guilt and self-contempt because of the color of their skin is a disgrace and disgusting. Teaching a group of young children victim-hood, a message of isolation and certain defeat is a disgrace and disgusting.  Both are destructive narratives that should never be taught to young children. These are private schools, the parents need to immediately remove their children.

A slide from the Bank School shows the different goals for white children (right) and “kids of color” (left).


The teaching is applied to the K-8 school of 430 kids but parents say it ‘deliberately instills in white children a strong sense of guilt’, with some children reportedly coming home in tears saying they feel like a ‘bad person’. DailyMail

An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers.

Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it.

They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges…

The same slides point out that a number of leading private schools across the country also have segregated students by “race-based affinity groups.” It lists several in New York, including Riverdale Country School, Brooklyn Friends School, The Cathedral School, The Calhoun School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. NYPost

Egyptian Hieroglyphics Digitally Restored At The Met

Archaeologists at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art have digitally restored relief scenes from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur, that show the ancient reliefs in vivid colors.  Flooding and wind erosion over two thousand years wiped away the vibrant colors.

The Temple of Dendur sat on the banks of the River Nile.

The Temple of Dendur was originally located on an ancient site south of Aswan in the West Bank of the Nile, near the border between Egypt and the Sudan. Because the Nile flooded every year, the Egyptian government attempted to control the water through a series of dams. However, by the late 1920s, Dendur and the surrounding area was flooded for nine months out of the year. In the 1960s, the Egyptian government planned to construct a new dam that would have made this flooding permanent year-round. The Met

A UNESCO project rescued the temple in the 1960s. It was given to the United States in 1965 by the Egyptian government.   President Lyndon Johnson donated the temple to the the Met museum in 1967.

This relief depicts Emperor Ceaser Augustus as Pharaoh offering wine to the deities Hathor and Horus.

The “Color The Temple” project at the Met uses mapping technology and projected beams of light to  digitally restore color to scenes of hieroglyphics on the Temple of Dendur.

To start the process of our digital recreation of the colors on The Temple of Dendur, we began by using a variety of sources—including the Temple itself, surveys of both Dendur and other temples, and objects from the Met’s collection—to research the original colors of the Temple…

Our research also revealed that certain objects in Egyptian culture, such as garments, bracelets, or crowns, were painted with highly decorative patterns. These detailed patterns, which included individual feathers or depictions of battle, were sometimes carved and then painted, like on the Temple of Kalabsha, and at other times, they were painted without being carved, like on the Temples of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Isis at Deir Shelwit. In our final digital recreation, we created versions with and without these patterns to show multiple possibilities. The Met

Online: The Met – Color The Temple blog