Obama Treasury Won’t Certify Boston Bombings an ‘Act of Terrorism’

Why? The jihad wasn’t big enough. via US Treasury: Boston Marathon Bombings Were Not ‘Act of Terrorism’ – Boston.com.

The Boston Marathon bombing attacks have not been certified as an “act of terrorism” by the US Treasury, an important point holding up some insurance payments.

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which created federally-backed insurance in cases of damage due to terrorism. Some Boston businesses were among those that bought the insurance.

Those purchases became relevant after the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Of the 160 companies located near the marathon’s finish line that submitted insurance claims, just 14 percent had purchased terrorism insurance, Insurance Journal reported.

But as of March 2014, many of those that held terrorism insurance had their claims denied. Why? The Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew has not certified the attacks as an act of terrorism for these insurance purposes, a requirement under the wording of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA).

“The Secretary has not determined that there has been an ‘act of terrorism’ under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act,” a Treasury spokesperson emailed on Thursday.

Part of the reason for that ruling has to do with the amount of monetary damage done by the bombing. Under the federal law’s wording, a destructive act cannot be certified as terrorism if insurance losses total less than $5 million in aggregate. As of March, the state’s largest property and casualty insurers had issued $1.9 million in bomb-related insurance claims, The Boston Globe reported, well below the required $5 million amount. In addition, compensation is not paid out unless the aggregate losses total more than $100 million, according to the statute.

Still, the lack of a payoff hasn’t stopped Bostonians from buying the terrorism insurance since the bombings. As Boston-based brokerage firm William Gallagher Associates told Insurance Journal, about 80 percent of small and midsized customers own terrorism coverage, a jump from 50 percent before the marathon bombings.

Since the marathon wasn’t really a workplace, maybe they’ll classify this as a roadside hazard.

Regardless, another contribution by Muslims in America: terrorism insurance.

Shutting the city down under armed martial law and violating the rights of citizens surely cost more than $5M.

h/t Moonbattery who reminds everyone:

ISIS wannabe Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree at Fort Hood was workplace violence, not Islamic terror. Now it appears that the Boston Marathon bombing wasn’t terror either…

 

Texas: Sheriff says finding Korans, Muslim clothing from illegals (video)

via Texas Sheriff: Reports Warn Of ISIS Terrorist Cells Coming Across The Border « CBS Houston.

Midland County, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said that law enforcement agencies along the “wide open” border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crossing into the United States.

Painter, who said he has worked along the border for “about eight years,” stated that alerts have been issued to border law enforcement to be on the lookout for suspicious terrorist activity, specifically involving ISIS cells being smuggled into the United States.

Painter noted that “Muslim” items have been strewn along the border and estimated that 10 to 15 million “undocumented aliens” have crossed the border.

“I think it’d be naive to say that (ISIS is) not here…We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States,” Painter told Fox News.

“If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell,” said Painter. “And I think the United States needs to get busy. And they need to bomb them, they need to take them out.”

 

Obama met with Hizbollah-supporting Christian Patriarchs from Lebanon

Obama finally found some Christians he’d spare some tee time for…Christians who support terror group Hizbollah and oppose Israel. via Christian Patriarch Supporting Hezbollah Says Obama Promised to Protect Lebanon.

Breitbart News reported Thursday, five patriarchs, many who are known Hezbollah supporters, met with Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice hours after Cruz was booed during his address at the In Defense of Christians (IDC) summit, a three-day conference funded by a supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative and reportedly dedicated to bringing awareness to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

“We want to thank President Obama at this critical moment in history for meeting with the representatives of these Christian communities from the Middle East who face suffering and hardship for professing their religious beliefs,” said IDC president Toufic Baaklini in a press release.

Rai was praised by terrorist group Hezbollah in 2011 when he said, “Everyone says: why is Hezbollah carrying arms? We responded that the international community did not exert pressure on Israel to withdraw from Lebanese territory.”

“As long as there is an occupied Lebanese territory, Hezbollah will maintain that it wants to carry arms in defense of its land,” Rai added. “What will we say to it then? Isn’t it [Hezbollah] right?”

Rai also appeased Hezbollah in May when he travelled to Jerusalem to meet Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to the Holy Land.

The Maronite patriarch said he only went to Jerusalem to meet the Pope and would not meet Israeli leaders, stating he was “aware that Israel is an enemy state that is occupying Lebanese territory.”

As noted in U.S. has been conducting secret dialogue with terrorist Hizbullah:

“The United States is sending and receiving messages to Hizbullah through sympathetic third parties,” a source said. “The dialogue has intensified over the last few weeks.”

It seems we now know the “sympathetic third parties.” From the book, ‘Hezbollah’ :

Until 9/11, no terrorist organization had killed more Americans than Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group: From the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which killed 241 Marines, to the 1996 detonation of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 U.S. airmen, Hezbollah’s anti-American curriculum vitae was long and bloody. Today it remains an efficient global terror operation, having executed bombings on four continents, built a presence on six and even branched out to drug trafficking.

 

Muslim group ISIS claims to behead British aid worker David Haines (video)

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via ISIS executes British aid worker David Haines – CNN.com.

(CNN) — British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.

The ISIS video post showing Haines’ beheading called his execution “a message to the allies of America.”

It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he’d be killed next.

The new video pictures a masked ISIS militant placing his hand on another captive, whom he identified as Alan Henning, a British citizen.

Suddenly, after years of refusing to, Youtube is removing ISIS videos as quick as they go up. The anti-jihad bloggers worked for years to have jihadi recruiting and beheading videos removed to no avail. That said, the full video is all over the web on jihadi sites. The ISIS actor puts the knife to Haines neck and the video cuts away. It returns to show the body with a head on it.

Any recording professionals out there? Is it possible to record audio so clearly in the middle of a desert as if it sounded like it was recorded in a studio with a quality microphone?

Bill Maher tells Charlie Rose: “Most Muslim people in world condone violence…absolutely” (video)

Charlie Rose stammering and stuttering trying to shut up and prevent liberal Bill Maher from saying what other liberals won’t dare say about Islam. The truth. Watch:

Not the first time Maher has exposed liberal Islamophilia.

 

Inside The Online World Of The Women Of ISIS

An interesting look into the use of social media by young women being recruited to and recruiting other young Western girls to jihad. This article identifies at least two more American girls gone to jihad. via Ellie Hall, Inside The Chilling Online World Of The Women Of ISIS.

Conversations between young women who claim to be ISIS members living in Syria provide a disturbing insight into the everyday lives of female militants.

The women of ISIS appear to have established networks across social media platforms, which they use to connect with one another and recruit other women.

Interested parties are directed to online guides with step-by-step instructions on how to get to ISIS-controlled territory — including advice on how to deceive Turkish customs agents.

Sharia law is strictly enforced, according to the women.

And it appears from the women’s posts as if some non-Muslim women are kept as slaves.

Or this food picture by “Umm Musab,” whose Twitter profile reads: “american [sic] muhajira living in the blessed land of Sham (Syria).”

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One ISIS woman (whose Facebook profile claims that she went to a Chicago high school) complained about not being able to post graphic decapitation images on her page.

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On 9/11, many gleefully posted about the anniversary of the terrorist attacks against America.

 They’ve been raised by the post-9/11, blame America, socialist liberal media – who are now being beheaded. They’ll be dead or bored soon, and those who can escape will bring back little jihadis with them.

Much more at the link above however women joining jihad is not new by any means. Creeping Sharia has been telling you about it for years:

Female Jihadists: Defining the Role of Women in Jihad
Wife of AQ’s Zawahiri: Muslim sisters obligated to support jihad
Norway: Muslim woman creates Facebook page promoting female jihadis
Muslim women training for jihad
Female suicide bombers kill 38 in Russian subway jihad

Minnesota: At least three young Muslim women left U.S. to aid ISIS jihadis

At least three should never be allowed to return to the U.S. And at least one mosque shut down. via At least three young Minnesota women have traveled to Syria to aid ISIS jihidis | Mail Online.

At least three young Minnesota women are now believed to have traveled to Syria to give aid to the ISIS terror group responsible for the brutal beheadings of American journalists, MailOnline has learned.

The trio left some three weeks ago, Omar Jamal, a leader of the Somali community in the state capital, St. Paul, tells MailOnline. They said they intended to become nurses tending to fighters injured in ISIS’ violent surge in Syria and Iraq.

The news comes as 19-year-old suburban Denver woman Shannon Conley who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group in Syria.

The case of one of the Minnesota girls, a 19-year-old, has already been widely reported, after the girl’s family called the FBI, but Jamal said he believes at least two more girls have gone to the Middle East hotspot.

‘Their identity is not known because their families have not contacted the authorities,’ said Jamal. ‘They have gone to Syria but as there are no official reports of them we do not know who they are.’

The shocking new revelation comes as MailOnline can reveal that the FBI has subpoenaed the 19-year-old girl’s family to appear before a Grand Jury later this month, as authorities attempt to discover who bought her ticket, gave her money and provided her with a false passport.

There is no suggestion that the family is under criminal investigation, said one law enforcement source with knowledge of the subpoena.

‘They are looking for evidence on exactly what the family knows,’ said the source. Included in the subpoena is a demand for cell phone records as the girl called her brother from Turkey and later, after she crossed the border, from Syria.

However, Jamal said the girl’s family is worried about what may happen at the Grand Jury hearing and feels ‘betrayed’ by the FBI’s action as it believed it had done the right thing by contacting authorities in the first place while the families of the two unidentified girls do not have to appear.

FBI’s Minnesota spokesman Kyle Loven told MailOnline he ‘is not in a position to comment’ on the subpoena because the case of the missing girl is an ongoing investigation. ‘I cannot confirm and will not deny its existence,’ he said.

The teen, who turns 20 next month, was about to start nursing classes at St. Paul College but decided to leave to give aid to wounded fighters. Jamal said he is sure she will not be placed into front line battle but it is possible she would be married off to one of the ISIS fighters.

She is the middle of five children brought up by a single Somali mother, living off St. Paul’s Selby Avenue.

She had recently started taking classes at al-Farook Youth and Family Center in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, said Bob Fletcher, a former sheriff in St. Paul, who has dedicated himself to helping the Twin Cities’ large Somali community since being defeated in an election in 2010.

Al-Farook has been at the center of claims that Amir Meshal, an alleged recruiter for ISIS, had been talking to youngsters on its site. The mosque kicked the New Jersey-born man off campus, but now the Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox TV station has raised questions of whether Meshal is actually an FBI mole rather than an ISIS recruiter.

‘What we don’t know is whether al-Farook is part of the problem or part of the solution right now,’ said Jamal. ‘And who is Amir Meschal? Where did he come from? Did he recruit these girls?’

Meshal sued the FBI in federal court in 2009 claiming he was tortured and held for four months in three different countries after being apprehended crossing the Somali border into Kenya.

The young woman who is known to have gone to Syria traveled on a ‘borrowed’ passport. However the passport holder did not report it was missing until the girl had already entered Syria, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

In the family’s only comments, a male relative asked in the Star-Tribune: ‘How many more kids have to die before we do something about it?

‘Those animals who are taking our children are what we’re concerned about. We love this country more than anything else. I love America. We don’t want to see anything bad happen here. This is the most dangerous thing happening to this country.’

Islamophobe.

Despite the violent imagery, Fletcher, the retired sheriff, said recruitment to ISIS is appealing to young Muslims because they get the feeling they are in at the start of something new, an Islamic state, hat they believe can offer them a future they fail to see in America.

‘Many Somalis are struggling as their transition to the American life has been difficult. They have been here a shorter time than most immigrants and their arrival coincided with a downturn in the economy so many have not been able to find work.

You know who’s not struggling? The Catholic Charities and other organizations who make tens of millions of dollars importing jihad and sharia supporters, knowing there are no jobs and no future for most of them.

‘Many also came here without fathers, who had either been killed in the war or did not make the trip, so on occasion the extremist religious leader becomes their father-figure.’

Extremist religious leaders in America? Where? Again, shut the mosque down. Deport the imams.

He said that going to be a nurse in an ISIS stronghold like Raqqa in northern Syria is also attractive because it is portrayed as relatively stable away from the frontline battle and a place where volunteers can start to build the infrastructure of a new city.

 

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