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Hezbollah Operatives In U.S. Arrested By DOJ

The two men were seeking targets.  Hezbollah is Iran’s proxy terrorist organisation.

On Thursday, two members of the terrorist organization Hezbollah were arrested in the United States; one in the Bronx and one in Michigan.  One was gathering information regarding operations and security at airports in the U.S. and surveilling U.S. military and law enforcement facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The other was identifying areas of weakness and construction at the Panama Canal. DailyWire

Department of Justice statement:

“Today, we announce serious terrorism charges against two men who allegedly trained with and supported the Islamic Jihad Organization, a component of the foreign terrorist organization Hizballah. Recruited as Hizballah operatives, Samer El Debek and Ali Kourani allegedly received military-style training, including in the use of weapons like rocket-propelled grenade launchers and machine guns for use in support of the group’s terrorist mission. At the direction of his Hizballah handlers, El Debek allegedly conducted missions in Panama to locate the U.S. and Israeli Embassies and to assess the vulnerabilities of the Panama Canal and ships in the Canal. Kourani allegedly conducted surveillance of potential targets in America, including military and law enforcement facilities in New York City. Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI and NYPD, the allegedly destructive designs of these two Hizballah operatives have been thwarted, and they will now face justice in a Manhattan federal court.”

Ali Kourani

Kourani, 32, was born in Lebanon and has been trained in weapons since the age of 16. He arrived in the U.S. in 2003 and earned citizenship six years later. According to Legal Insurrection, Kourani lied on his immigration application and denied having any ties to terror organizations. While living in the Bronx, Kourani earned a degree in biomedical engineering and an M.A. in business administration. In his free time he tried to buy weapons to send to the Hezbollah organization. TruthRevolt

Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, New York, was charged with providing, attempting, and conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah; receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Hezbollah; a related weapons offense that is alleged to have involved, among other weapons, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and machine guns; violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); and naturalization fraud to facilitate an act of international terrorism. DailyWire

El Debek

El Debek, 37, lives in Livonia, Michigan, and is believed to have joined the terror organization in 2008. He is accused of traveling to Lebanon on multiple occasions for training and bomb making. Using his U.S. passport, El Debek went to Thailand in 2009 reportedly “to help clean up explosive residue left behind in a safehouse used by members of a Hezbollah-backed terror cell.” In 2011, he traveled to Panama and photographed the U.S. and Israeli embassies. A year later, he was back checking out the Panama Canal. TruthRevolt

Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Michigan, aka “Samer Eldebek,” was charged with providing, attempting and conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah; receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Hezbollah; use of weapons in connection with a crime of violence that is alleged to have involved, among other weapons, explosives, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and machine guns; and violating and conspiring to violate IEEPA.DailyWire

Dearborn, Michigan Islamic Preacher Who ‘Inspired’ London Attacker

Ahmad Musa Jibril was born and lives in Dearborn, Michigan.  He vanished after the London attack.

In April 2014, ICSR researchers found that 60 percent of foreign fighters in Syria followed Jibril on Twitter. CounterExtremism

Ahmad Musa Jibril, 46, from Dearborn, Michigan, is a U.S. citizen whose online preaching is said to have inspired one of the London attackers. Khuram Butt was reported to have followed Jibril online, prompting one associate to warn authorities when he started speaking about the American preacher.

The American preacher of hate watched online by one of the London terror attackers was called ‘fanatically anti-American’ by prosecutors – and even photographed posing as a ‘mujaheddin’ – a jihadi warrior.

Ahmad Musa Jibril fled his Dearborn, Michigan, home in the aftermath of the mass murder attack so quickly that he left his sandals on the deck. His mother and sister who live a few blocks away had also vanished. DailyMail

Ahmad Musa Jibril has fled his home so fast he left his flip flops behind.

One of the London terrorist attackers, British police revealed Monday, was Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan who had been investigated by police and MI5. A second attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, also known as Rachid Elkhdar, and according to police a Moroccan or Libyan. At this writing, police have not revealed the name of the third attacker, but it is now apparent where he got his motivation to kill.

According to Daily Caller reporter Saagar Enjeti, Ahmad Musa Jibril, an Islamic preacher in Michigan, helped radicalize the attacker. Jibril was “well known on YouTube for preaching sermons that appear to lionize Islamic terrorists fighting in Syria.” He is a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent who earned a degree in Islamic law from Saudi Arabia. As Enjeti notes, Jibril appears to have problems adhering to U.S. criminal law as “a convicted fraudster who at one time owed nearly a quarter of a million dollars in restitution to the U.S. government, and served nearly 7 years in prison.”

According to Newsweek, “Jibril preaches a Salafist version of Islam, one of the most conservative strands of the religion and the ideology from which members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda derive their beliefs.” Based in Detroit, Jibril enjoys “a substantial following” online, with nearly a quarter million “likes” on Facebook, more than 40,000 on Twitter, and 16,000 subscribers on YouTube. He is described as a “subtle, careful, and nuanced preacher” and that comes across in videos like this one.

The London attacker, said the Newsweek report, “is believed to be a homegrown jihadist, from the east London suburb of Barking. The Detroit News cited a friend of the attacker who said “He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril. I have heard some of this stuff and it’s very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalized.” The Detroit News also provided more detail on Jibril’s criminal record.

He and his father Musa Abdallah Jibril were convicted on 42 counts of bank fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. In the course of these proceedings, the government uncovered a family album with photos of Ahmad dressed as a jihadi, and photos of young children with firearms and “playing at holding each other hostage and aiming the weapons at each other’s heads.” Investigators also found that in 1996 Ahmad Musa Jibril sent a fax to CNN claiming responsibility for the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and warning “here will be a series of bombings that will follow no matter how many lives of ours are taken.”

Long before the London attack, Ahmad Musa Jibril showed up in “Michigan Jihad,” Evan Kohlmann’s, October 23, 2003 report on Frontpage. At the Jibril’s Dearborn home, FBI agents confiscated firearms, computers, cell phones, and blank passports. Even so, Jibril and his father were released on a $10,000 bond pending trial. Over the previous decade, the Jibrils “have consistently endorsed violence and extremism in lectures to Muslim student groups here in the U.S. and likewise on their self-fashioned Internet mouthpiece, AlSalafyoon.com.”  Full article at FrontPageMag

Video: The London Bridge Massacre (David Wood)

Video:  The London Bridge Massacre (David Wood)

On June 3, 2017, three jihadis drove a van into pedestrians walking across London Bridge. After fleeing the van, the jihadis proceeded to Borough Market, where they stabbed a number of people. As usual, British politician Theresa May is calling such violence “a perversion of Islam.” But does May’s plan for dealing with Islamic violence make sense? Let’s take a closer look.

Ramadan Attacks 2017

This does not include the London terrorist attack; 7 killed at least injured 48 and 3 dead terrorist.

Ramadan began May 27, 2017 and ends June 25, 2017.

Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing.

Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and promise their followers extra benefits for dying in such attacks during the holy month.

The major attacks of Ramadan 2017 include twin suicide bombings in Baghdad and a massive suicide borne vehicle bomb in Afghanistan. An unconfirmed terrorist incident also occurred at a casino hotel in Manila earlier this week. These attacks occurred before a reported deadly incident on London Bridge Saturday. DailyCaller

Video: David Wood – Ramadan Bombathon Begins: Ramadan 2017 Edition

Ramadan 2017 has arrived, which means that we’re going to see a massive number of terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Allah. The “Religion of Peace” website keeps a running tally of these terrorist attacks and compares them with the terrorist attacks carried out in the name of all other religions combined. Let’s see if all religions are equally violent.

U.K. – Third Terrorist Attack In Ten Weeks

Man hunt launched for three terrorists as men with ’12in hunting knives stab pedestrians’ after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van amid reports of explosions.  DailyMail

The UK is not fine.

Will the politicians continue to play see no evil, speak no evil,hear no evil, to appease and not offend terrorists?

Acknowledge and name the problem.  Then decisive action must be taken.  Or continue allowing the maiming and killing of the country’s citizens and the country’s children.

Seven people are feared dead after three men with 12-inch hunting knives reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.

The men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, reportedly jumped out of the van and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street in central London at 10pm.

The car, believed to be a B&Q vehicle, was reportedly veering in an ‘S shape’ at 50mph onto the pavement across the bridge and has driven towards the Shard and is south of the river.

‘Rapid gunfire’ was heard in the London Bridge area as armed police are thought to have shot shot dead two of the men, with a search underway for the third man.

One woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge amid reports that at least seven people have been stabbed, leaving bodies ‘strewn’ on the road in central London. One of the casualties is reportedly a police officer.

Armed police have responded to reports of stabbings in nearby Borough Market and shots have been fired, Scotland Yard said. DailyMail

 

Video: Live Sky News

Britain’s Jihadi Problem Much Larger Than Thought

23,000 on the radar of counter-terror agencies in Britain!  If they are not citizens they should be deported.

Salman Abedi , the Manchester suicide bomber, used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot.

Single able-bodied young men should not receive welfare benefits.

Up to 23,000 people have emerged on the radar of British counter-terror agencies, according to figures released Friday by U.K. security forces.

British authorities revealed that 500 investigations into 3,000 individuals were ongoing in the wake of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. Security sources claim that another 20,000 people have been considered “subjects of interest” at some point in time, the Press Association reported Saturday.

Britain’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency MI5 considered Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in the attack,  a “former subject of interest” who was “subject to review.” Despite being flagged to authorities on at least five separate occasions, they did not regard Abedi as an imminent threat.

Khalid Masood, the man who killed five people in the March Westminster attack, was in the same category of people who are no longer subject to any surveillance due to a lack of resources.  DailyCaller

Egypt Launches Air Strikes On ‘Terrorist Camps’ In Libya In Response To Attack On Coptic Christians

At least 26 Coptic Christians were killed and 26 others injured earlier Friday when gunmen opened fire on a bus heading to the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor, located south of Cairo.

Gunmen opened fire on two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26, including children. Some 26 people were also injured in the attack.

The group of between eight and 10 gunmen, reportedly dressed in military uniforms according to eyewitnesses, approached the convoy in three four-wheel-drive pickup trucks before opening fire, according to local media reports and the Egyptian Interior Ministry. RT

Egypt strike terrorist camps in Libya

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.

Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless of the camps’ location.

He also reiterated that the countries financing, training and arming terrorists should not get away unpunished.

“We will not hesitate to protect our people from the evil,” he said in a televised speech on Friday.

“Egypt will not hesitate in striking any camps that harbor or train terrorist elements whether inside Egypt or outside Egypt,” the al-Ahram news agency quoted Sisi as saying.

Egypt carried out six air strikes in Derna in eastern Libya, state television reported adding that it is where the militants who carried out the deadly attack on the Coptic Christians were trained.

Following the Libyan incursion, Egyptian armed forces released a short video which was aired on state television following the president’s speech. The voiceover in the army video said its air force carried out strikes on targets in Libya “after confirming their involvement in planning and committing the terrorist attack in Minya governorate on Friday.”

Egypt’s military said that the air strikes are ongoing, local media reports. RT

2017 Has Seen A Terror Attack Attempted In Europe Every Nine Days

Behind almost every terrorist attack are policy-makers, immigration authorities, judiciary, local Islamic organizations, activists, leftist and media clamoring for more Islamic immigration,

Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.

Since January, around 45 people have been killed by mostly Islamic terrorists, while hundreds have been injured. The only known incident not linked to jihadism in 2017 was the attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team by a Russian-German national attempting to profit from short-selling stock in the company.

Attacks and attempted attacks have taken place in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.

Security services in Britain — population 65 million — are known to be tracking 3,500 potential terror suspects or persons posing a threat. Meanwhile Belgium, with its population of just 12 million, is tracking around 18,000 potential jihadists.

A further minimum of 14 terror attacks have occurred in Turkey in 2017, a NATO member country currently being considered for European Union membership. BreitBart

Video:  Tommy Robinson in Manchester: “Politicians have sold us out”

Manchester Attack

Terrorist Salman Abedi, 22,  was born in Britain of Libyan refugees.  Not a lone wolf (rarely are).

The Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have been a “mule,” using a bomb built by someone else, it was reported Wednesday, as British authorities arrested three more suspects in the massacre. NYPost

Father and brother were out of the country visiting Libya, both have been arrested.  Immediately after the attack one brother was picked up in Manchester.

the terrorist’s father and brother were detained in Libya while police have confirmed that an off-duty female police officer was among the 22 people killed in the attack.

Libyan security forces said the brother “was aware of all the details” of attack plans…

Abedi’s younger brother Hashem has also reportedly been arrested in Tripoli, Libya, on suspicion of having links to the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the attack. Telegraph

It is thought the bomb maker still on the loose.

he Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children was part of a network, the city’s chief of police said on Wednesday as troops were deployed across Britain to help prevent further attacks.

Police made three new arrests and searched an address in central Manchester in what police chief Ian Hopkins described as a fast-moving investigation.

“I think it’s very clear that this is a network that we are investigating,” Hopkins told reporters outside Manchester police headquarters.

“And as I’ve said, it continues at a pace. There’s extensive investigations going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester as we speak.” FreeBeacon

Video:  Tucker Carlson: Defend What You Believe Or Lose It

Terror In The U.K. – Explosion At Manchester Arena

22 killed and 119 injured , one of Britain’s deadliest attacks in years, at pop star Ariana Grande concert, a favorite of pre-teens.

At least 22 people, children among them, died in a suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena late Monday night.

The Islamic State group on Tuesday said one of its members “planted bombs in the middle of crowds,” the Associated Press reported.

According to police, the bomber died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the arena’s exits at 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday. Another 59 people were injured, several from the pandemonium that ensued as concert goers rush to flee the scene.

Police arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester on Tuesday morning in connection with the bombing. Prime Minister Theresa May also said the authorities believe they know the identity of the man who carried out the bombing.

May said “many” children were among the dead and injured.

The first confirmed fatality was Georgina Callender, 18. She was an Ariana Grande “superfan” from Lancashire who in 2015 met her idol, who posed for pictures with her young fan. An 8-year-old girl was also known dead but her name has not been released [ Saffie Rose Roussos].

President Trump says the attack preyed on “innocent children,” adding that this “wicked ideology must be obliterated. And I mean completely obliterated.” DailyWire

One Policeman And One Terrorist Killed In Champs-Elysées Shooting in Paris

Update:  ISIS has claimed responsibility and identified the terrorist in a shooting on Paris’ Champs-Elysees that killed a police officer and left two others gravely wounded.  The terrorist  is Karim Cheurfi aka Abu Yusuf al-Baljiki.  He was released from prison early for trying to kill cops, in 2001 he was sentenced to 20 years for trying to kill police officers.

A police officer was killed and two others wounded before the terrorist was killed in an in an attack on the Champs-Elysées.  It is thought a second attacker was involved and is still at large.

The officer who was killed in the attack was shot while in a police car waiting at a red light by an attacker driving by, a police union representative said on Twitter.

Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told AP that the attacker targeted police guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt metro station at the center of the avenue.  France24

Kalashnikov

Pierre-Henry Brandet, spokesman for France’s Interior Ministry, confirmed that one police officer was dead and two seriously wounded following the ‘targeted attack’.

He said a ‘car pulled up just after 9pm’ next to a police patrol car which was parked up on the busy avenue.

A man jumped out with a Kalashnikov and started firing indiscriminately into the police vehicle, hitting the unidentified officer who died directly in the head.

The assailant then ran off, pursued by other officers. Two of them were wounded as they killed him.

Mr Brandet said ‘all lines of investigation were being pursued’, while intelligence sources said the dead assailant was a known radical on a so-called S-file, for ‘State-security’.

This means he would have been under surveillance, because he was a known risk to the country.

An eyewitness, called Chelloug, said: ‘It was a terrorist. DailyMail


Terrorrism

Police have now issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect – a man understood to have arrived in France by train from Belgium.

French President Francois Hollande said the attack was ‘terrorist related’ and scheduled an emergency meeting following the shootings on Thursday evening. French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation. DailyMail