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Muslim International Student Tries To Cut Throat Of Female Student

Due to people’s quick thinking this woman’s life was saved from a Saudi terrorist’s attempt to cut her head off at the University of British Columbia.

ISIS calls on Islamists to carry out knife attacks, and he did.

Thamer Hameed Almestadi
Thamer Hameed Almestadi

The suspect is an international student [Thamer Hameed Almestadi, 18] from Saudi Arabia, and was studying engineering. He has been banned from the campus following the charges, and remains in police custody. ctv

Thamer Hameed Almestadi, 18, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The victim remains in hospital with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.

Witness Chantel Almeida lives on the third floor of the Salish House residence where the attack took place.

She says the alleged assailant had been pacing in the hallway before he allegedly entered the victim’s room and grabbed her.

“She was screaming. Girls on my floor came out. One of the girls ran in … and tried to pull him off. Then another girl went in an tried to pull him off.

“From what I know he turned around and pulled out a knife and swung at them and scraped one of their arms. They were freaking out and one of them ran downstairs and got a guy who knew martial arts. cbc

Adam Casey – Hero Good Samaritan

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Adam Casey – image video capture

A Good Samaritan who interrupted a violent attack at a University of British Columbia dormitory is crediting his martial arts training for his quick actions that led to the suspect’s arrest.

Adam Casey, an engineering student at the school, said he ran up the stairs after witnesses ran out of the Salish House residence on Tuesday looking for help.

Witnesses said they saw a male student holding down a young woman with a knife to her throat. Her neck was partially cut when they ran through the open door.

The assault occurred in Salish House, a UBC dormitory.
“I tried to get his hands off of her neck but he was holding quite tightly,” Casey told CTV News.

“I had to go to him and put him in a chokehold.”
Casey said he acted without thinking, something he credits to years of martial arts training. ctv

World Bank Report: Islamic State Recruits Are Above Average When It Comes To Education

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Poverty and ignorance does not cause terrorism, which has been known for years.   This has been shown in study after study. The vast majority of terrorist attacks are carried out by Islamic’s motivated by ideology.

Social scientists have collected a large amount of data on the socioeconomic background of terrorists. According to a 2008 survey of such studies by Alan Krueger of Princeton University, they have found little evidence that the typical terrorist is unusually poor or badly schooled. 2010 The Economist 

The data shows clearly, the report said, that “poverty is not a driver of radicalization into violent extremism”

Recruits to Islamic State (IS) are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study.

Moreover, those offering to become suicide bombers ranked on average in the more educated group, said the newly released study titled “Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism”.

The study, which aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group, made clear that poverty and deprivation were not at the root of support for the group.

Almost without exception, fighters joining IS’s Syria and Iraq-based forces had several more years of education in their home countries – whether in Europe, Africa or elsewhere in the Middle East – than the average citizen. The data shows clearly, the report said, that “poverty is not a driver of radicalization into violent extremism”. AP

Golden Age

‘Roughly 1850–1950 was the Golden Age for Christians in the Muslim world.  There were still pious Muslims and oppressed Christians even during this period. The point is that,
overall, acceptance of Christians reached unprecedented levels during this era.

It is this historical fact—that the colonial and post-colonial era, roughly 1850–1950, was the Golden Age for Christians in the Muslim world—that has created chronological confusions and intellectual pitfalls for Westerners on the subject of the return of Christians’ persecution. This hundred-year lull in persecution
is taken as the norm by recent generations of Westerners who see events closer to their time as more representative of reality. Thus many Westerners see the contemporary persecution of Christians by Muslims as the historical aberration, and they seek vainly to explain that violence away without recourse to Islam, remembering the relatively non-violent Islam of just a few decades ago. They fail to comprehend that the Golden Age was the historical aberration—an exception
to the rule, not the rule.

But the facts speak for themselves. In 1900, at the height of the Golden Age, 20 percent of the Middle East was still Christian, whereas today less than 2 percent is, and the Christian population is rapidly dwindling.20 Indeed, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, “The flight of Christians out of the [Middle Eastern] region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.” In our lifetime “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
Raymond Ibrahim, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, pgs. 12-14.

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Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians by Raymond Ibrahim is available at Amazon.

Video Minnesota Mall Stabber Shouted “Allahu Akbar!” And Asked People If They Were Muslim Before Attack

Motive still unknown to some people.

The man who stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall had become interested in Islam in the last several months, withdrew from his friends and encouraged female relatives to be more religious, the FBI said on Thursday.

‘We were told (he) had not previously shown an interest in religion,’ FBI Special Agent Rick Thornton said at a news conference.

He said 20-year-old Dahir Ahmed Adan went from being a high academic performer to failing out of college ‘almost overnight’ after taking an increased interest in Islam.

During the attack, which started outside of Crossroads Center mall before moving inside, witnesses told the FBI that Adan, who was armed with two steak knives and later shot and killed, referenced Islam.

Adan, wearing a security uniform, then ran through the mall stabbing victims in the head, chest and neck as shoppers frantically ran for cover.

‘We have numerous credible witness accounts of him asking victims during the attack if they were Muslim and at least one instance yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ while stabbing one of his victims and others heard him yelling ‘Islam Islam’ during the attack,’ Thornton said.

During the news conference, officials released evidence from mall videos.

In one video, a store employee at Unique Electronics is shown running from behind the counter and to the front of the store to see the commotion. 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

 

FBI Training Questioned in Recent Terror Attacks On The U.S.

largeThe FBI has slashed training that would give agents a better understanding of the origins and ideologies of Islamist terrorism and extremism.

Counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka said the FBI’s counterterrorism division has created excellent counterterrorism training courses since the 2009 Fort Hood attack.

“That is not the problem,” said Gorka, professor of strategy and irregular warfare at the Institute of World Politics. “The issue is the courses aren’t being held.”

Since last year, Justice Department funding for counterterrorism training was slashed by nearly 50 percent, Gorka said. As a result, the “Terrorism: Origins and Ideology” course designed specifically for Joint Terrorism Task Force members—whose mission is to catch people like Rahami before they kill—were reduced from eight courses per year to less than four.

“As a result our law enforcement officers are less prepared just as the threat has increased,” Gorka said.

Read full article at FreeBeacon

Manhunt: Ahmad Khan Rahami Wanted For Questioning In Manhattan Bombing

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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

Terrorism? Stabbings & Explosions in USA

Update:  New York Governor Cuomo Fox & Friends Interview : Evidence Suggest There is a Foreign Connection

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Update:  St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis identified that officer as Jason Falconer during a press conference Sunday.

A short time earlier, St. Cloud Somali-American community members identified the deceased suspect as Dahir Adan.  SCTimes

A suspect who attacked at least 8 at a St. Cloud shopping mall Saturday night was shot by an off-duty officer, according to St. Cloud police. The attacker referred to Allah during the attacks, the police chief said. StarTribune

At least eight people were stabbed at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota on September 17 by a suspect in a private security uniform who referenced Allah and asked at least one victim if he was Muslim, according to the police chief.

“It has hit home for us,” St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said in a midnight news conference. “It’s an awful day. Starting tomorrow, things won’t be the same.”

Asked if he would call the mass stabbing at the Midwestern mall a terrorist attack, he said, “Not yet.” He said police needed to investigate and do their due diligence. “What we know it is is a lone suspect who attacked eight people. Whether that was a terrorist attack, we are not willing to say that right now because we just don’t know.” KSTP

Manhattan explosion leaves 29 hurt

Mayor Bill de Blasio:  “intentional act but had no terror connection.”  How would he know that before an investigation?

An explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities said a second nearby site was also being investigated. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the blast an “intentional act,” but said there was no terrorist connection.

“Tonight, New York City experienced a very bad incident,” de Blasio said at a news conference near the scene in Chelsea. “We have no credible and specific threat at this moment. “

De Blasio said the blast was “an intentional act” and tried to calm any fears among nervous New Yorkers, saying the explosion had no terrorist connection and wasn’t related to a pipe bomb explosion earlier Saturday in New Jersey at a charity run.

Pressure cooker, with wires and a phone attached, as the device found on 27th St. in Manhattan following an explosion on 23rd St.
Pressure cooker, with wires and a phone attached, as the device found on 27th St. in Manhattan following an explosion on 23rd St.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that a second device that officers were investigating four blocks from the scene appeared to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a cellphone. AP

Terrorism probed in Seaside Park, NJ blast at the start of route of a Marine Corps charity race.

pipe-bomb-nyA pipe-bomb-style device detonated in a garbage can at the start of the route of a Marine Corps charity race Saturday morning, injuring no one, but sparking a massive law-enforcement response and suspicions of terrorism.

The FBI said it was “unaware of any known threat” to public safety, in an early-evening press conference that lasted about two minutes. Brad Cohen, the special agent in charge of the Newark FBI office, said the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force was taking the lead in investigation into the explosion. He said the agency was working to make sure there was “no stone left unturned” in the probe.

Multiple agencies are investigating the incident and whether the motive was terror, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office..

“You would have to assume that at a military-type event, the U.S. Marines, a device is placed along the route of a charity event, it would be hard to think it would be anything else,’’ Della Fave said.

The device went off about 9:35 a.m. at Ocean Avenue and D Street, where the Seaside  Semper Five 5K race had been scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., Della  Fave said.

Problems with registration for the race delayed its start and possibly spared people from injury, he said.

“When it went off, there was nobody in the area,’’ Della Fave said. APP

Saudis Kept Two Terror Groups With Ties to Huma Abedin Off U.S. Terror List

clinton-humaWhat will a Hillary Clinton presidency look like with Saudi clout and influence of Muslim terrorist groups?  Hillary Clinton adjutant Huma Abedin has ties to both terror groups kept off the watch list.

The Saudi Arabian government apparently had so much clout with previous U.S. administrations that they refused to designate as terrorist organizations two terror-funding Islamofascist groups linked to Huma Abedin, now the vice-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Abedin is joined at the hip to Hillary. She is to Mrs. Clinton what Valerie Jarrett is to President Obama.

That two deadly terrorist groups avoided proper scrutiny for years is a chilling reminder of how close Mrs. Clinton’s political network is to the brutal Muslim Brotherhood, possibly the Left’s favorite Islamist operation. It also underlines the extent to which Islamist enemies of the United States have infiltrated the American political establishment. FrontPageMag

Islamist Kills Police Officer And Wife Near Paris

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Update:

French police have detained three men in connection with an investigation into the deadly stabbing of a French police officer and his companion at their home in a suburb of Paris on Monday evening in an attack claimed by the Islamic State
group. French President François Hollande said the murders were “unquestionably a terrorist act” and he convened an emergency cabinet meeting. France24

frenchpoliceterrorismA Muslim man claimed allegiance to ISIS, then screaming “allah akbar” stabbed (nine times) a French policeman to death near Paris.  The terrorist then took the family hostage and killed the police officer’s wife. Their three-year-old was in shock but unharmed.

A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group stabbed a French policeman to death on Monday night before he was killed in a dramatic police operation, sources close to the investigation said.

A news agency linked to the Islamic State claimed the attack, a US-based monitor said. The SITE Intelligence Group, based just outside Washington, cited the Amaq News Agency as saying: “Islamic State fighter kills deputy chief of the police station in the city of Les Mureaux and his wife with blade weapons near #Paris.”

French prosecutors have launched an anti-terror probe after the policeman and his partner were killed at their home in the Paris suburb of Magnanville.

Witnesses told investigators the man may have shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) as he stabbed the policeman repeatedly outside his home before holing up inside with the woman and the couple’s three-year-old son. TimesofIsrael

 

Hillary Clinton On Reason For Not Using The Term Radical Islamic Terrorism

Trump had been hounding Obama and Clinton to call the shooting spree at the gay night club early Sunday morning what it is – ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’

This morning, on Today, Clinton gave him what he wants and said, ‘To me radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing. I’m happy to say either, but that’s not the point.

‘All this talk and demagoguery and rhetoric is not going to solve solve the problem,’ the Democratic presidential candidate said. ‘I’m not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion. That’s just plain dangerous and it plays into ISIS’ hands.’ DailyMail

Another way of Hillary saying “what difference does it make” if I don’t say “radical jihadism, radical Islamism” -“that’s not the point”.  Now forget reality back to the delusional agenda-Hillary Clinton is making a new push for gun control measures favored by liberals.

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Islam and terrorism are indeed intertwined.

Words

It is about words not reality.   Do not say the words “Islamic Terrorism”, attack as haters all who say “Islamic Terrorism”,  then the realities of Islam and Terrorism can’t exist either.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
– Sun Tzu – -The Art of War

Money & Influences

The Clinton Foundation received a large donation from the Alavi Foundation, a front for the Iranian regime.

CNN reported in 2008 that the “Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from the governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar.  All three have long used their oil wealth to finance pro-Islamist sentiment. Qatar is a major supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” ClarionProject

The governments of Kuwait and Qatar are also on the list, as is Saudi businessman Nasser Al-Rashid, who has close ties to the Saudi royal family. Saudi Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, reputed to be one of the richest men in the world, is among the donors as well. Both Saudis contributed in the $1 million to $5 million range. A group called Friends of Saudi Arabia and the Dubai Foundation appear in the same category. CNN

Huma Abedin links to immediate family that is directly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, including her brother and mother.

Gehad El-Haddad a senior official and spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to life in prison in Egypt worked for years at the William J. Clinton Foundation.

With money and influences like these and her insatiable thirst for power we can expect the same or worse if Hillary becomes president.

By misleading the American people and lying about who the real enemy it, it emboldens terrorist groups and will get more innocent Americans killed.

Israeli Firm Might Be Helping The FBI Break Into The San Bernardino Terrorist iPhone

Update:  The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday it has successfully accessed data stored on the iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending the court case against the tech company.

The surprise development effectively ends a pitched court battle between Apple and the Obama administration.

The government asked a federal judge to vacate a disputed order forcing Apple to help the FBI break into the iPhone, saying it was no longer necessary. FoxNews

Assistant Director David Bowdich said in an interview Tuesday that the Washington office of FBI became aware of a third-party claim that it could unlock the iPhone on Sunday evening. Bowdich said that third party–who he would not identify –did demonstrate the ability to unlock the phone in testing. That is why the agency asked a federal judge to delay a hearing in its legal battle against Apple.

On Monday, federal prosecutors sought, and quickly received, an indefinite postponement to a court hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday. Prosecutors had planned to use the hearing to make their case for why a judge should force Apple to cooperate in hacking into the phone. latimes

iphone6Who is this third-party claiming that it could unlock the iPhone?  Reports are rife speculating that the FBI is using the services of the Israeli based company Cellebrite.

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