Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks

Source: Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks: sheriff | Reuters

The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and identified with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, authorities said on Friday.

The shooter, Vester Flanagan, gave no sign of his destination or next move when he fled after gunning down the journalists from Roanoke station WDBJ7 on Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“It is evident that Wednesday morning’s attack was well-planned and premeditated” and Flanagan apparently acted alone, the statement on the shooting investigation said.

Flanagan, a former station employee, fired 17 rounds from a .40 caliber Glock pistol when he attacked reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as they were conducting a live interview at Smith Mountain Lake in southwest Virginia, the statement said.

Flanagan shot himself during a police chase in northern Virginia and died. The woman who was being interviewed was wounded and hospitalized.

Evidence and his writings show that Flanagan “closely identified with individuals who have committed domestic acts of violence and mass murder, as well as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.,” said the statement. Almost 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks.


Could that be why ABC Is Hiding Details of (racist, black & gay) Killer Vester Flanagan’s Manifesto?

Mississippi: Muslim immigrant arrested after assaulting cop, making bomb threats

Source: Assault charges upgraded against Iranian accused of making terror threats | Hancock County | The Sun Herald

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sheriff’s investigators Monday upgraded the charges against a man accused of assaulting two deputies Sunday on Interstate 10 and claiming he had a bomb in his vehicle.

Chief Deputy Don Bass said Safa Alidoust faces two counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, along with a count of false reporting of an explosive device associated with terroristic threats.

The aggravated assault charges were upgraded from simple assault, which Alidoust was initially charged with Sunday. He remained in the Hancock County jail with no bond set as of Monday, though Bass said a bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred about 3:30 a.m. on I-10 westbound near the Louisiana state line after dispatchers received a call of a naked man on the side of road.

The responding deputy, whom authorities have not yet identified, found a shirtless man standing beside a vehicle. When the deputy exited his squad car, Alidoust charged at the deputy, yelling in what the deputy believed to be Arabic, Bass said.

He said Alidoust tackled the deputy to the ground, injuring the deputy’s head and knocking loose his radio, leaving him unable to call for assistance.

When dispatchers could not contact the deputy, they sent an additional unit to the scene, and both officers were able to subdue and detain the suspect.

While detained, the man allegedly told deputies he had a bomb in his vehicle.

The deputies then contacted Mississippi Highway Patrol, Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana State Police and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to shut down the interstate and secure a perimeter of several miles. The Biloxi Police Department’s bomb squad also responded, bringing bomb-sniffing dogs and X-ray equipment to the scene, though no explosives were found.

EMT units transported Alidoust and the deputy to Hancock Medical Center, where both were treated for injuries and released. The suspect was then transported to the Hancock County jail.

Bass said Alidoust is from Iran and an employee at a petroleum engineering company in Lafayette.

Virginia: Muslim teen who ran ISIS propaganda, recruiting gets 11 years

Source: ISIS supporter Ali Shukri Amin sentenced to 11 years in prison | Daily Mail Online

A Virginia teenager who ran a pro Islamic State Twitter account and encouraged a friend to join the terrorist group has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.Ali Shukri Amin, 17, from Woodbridge stood motionless as the sentence was handed down to him by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.Members of Amin’s family had packed out the courtroom to hear him sentenced and they too were silent after the jail term was read.

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His sentence was less than the 15-year term that prosecutors had pushed for because the judge took his age into consideration.

But prosecutors argued that it was important to send him to prison to show that the U.S. government is committed to punishing pro ISIS supporters who spread propaganda.

Amin was stoic as he read out a statement to the judge which said that he ‘did not expect sympathy’ and was ‘ready to accept any sentence given to him’.

He said: ‘I made my decisions, and I am prepared to bear their fullest consequences.’

According to The Washington Post the teen pleaded guilty in June to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.

They described the teen, who used to be on the honor roll at Prince William County’s Osbourn Park High School as a sophisticated Islamic State supporter.

He was accused of furthering ISIS agenda online by promoting them on social media sites.

It was also alleged that he was ready to die for the group and sent a friend to fight for them on the front lines.

His family, however, dispute these claims.

They claim Amin was a troubled kid who lost himself while seeking acceptance online.

But evidence showed that he was very forthright when tweeting from account @AmreekiWitness.

In more than 7,000 messages, he voiced controversial views and unwavering support for ISIS to more than 4,000 followers.

And he even recruited on behalf of ISIS, helping a friend, Reza Niknejad, 18, to join the terrorist group in Syria, setting Niknejad up with his overseas contacts.

He then took his friend to the airport and sent picture messages as his friend arrived and made his way over the border, according to The Washington Post.

Prosecutors said he affected ‘worldwide security’ and alleged that Amin radicalized Niknejad to fight abroad. He is believed to still be overseas.

They said: ‘It likely, unfortunately, that he will accomplish the goal that this defendant set out for him; martyrdom in the name of ISIL.’

Niknejad was charged with conspiring to kill or injure people abroad and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and the Islamic State.

Amin wrote that he now believes he was wrong to support ISIS saying: ‘I became lost and caught up in something that takes the greatest and most profound teachings of Islam and turns them into justifications for violence and death,’ he wrote.


Clearly he’s either lying or doesn’t understand Islam.

UNC’s ‘Literature of 9/11’ course sympathizes with Muslim terrorists

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Source: UNC’s ‘Literature of 9/11’ course sympathizes with terrorists, paints U.S. as imperialistic – The College Fix

An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called “Literature of 9/11” explores the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and those who view America as an imperialist nation.

The reading assignments for the class, which includes poems, memoirs and graphic novels, present terrorists in a sympathetic light and American political leaders as greedy, war hungry and corrupt, according to a review by The College Fix.

The readings mostly focus on justifying the actions of terrorists – painting them as fighting against an American regime, or mistaken idealists, or good people just trying to do what they deem right. None of the readings assigned in the freshman seminar present the Sept. 11 attacks from the perspective of those who died or from American families who lost loved ones.

“ENGL 72: Literature of 9/11” is taught by Neel Ahuja, an associate professor of English, comparative literature, and geography at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“Neel grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He studied transnational cultural studies at the University of California, San Diego and gender studies at Northwestern University, where he was a student organizer and labor solidarity activist,” according to his online faculty bio.

Ahuja did not respond to several emails from The College Fix seeking comment. Jim Gregory, UNC’s director of media relations, said in a telephone interview that the university does not have an official stance on the class.

First-year seminars are often esoteric in nature, and typically hone in on narrow and unique topics. They are meant to introduce new students to college-level courses, and “offer an introduction to the intellectual life of the university and focus on how scholars pose problems, discover truths, resolve controversies, and evaluate knowledge,” UNC’s website states.

Other seminars this fall at UNC include designing robots with Legos, the relationship between humans and animals, race and ethnic relations in the U.S., and even animals in Japanese folklore.

As for “Literature of 9/11,” its online description states it aims to “explore representations of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath in literature and popular culture.”

To that end, the class covers a wide variety of readings, according to a list detailed by the campus bookstore’s website.

In the Shadow of No Towers is a collection of 9/11 comics by celebrated graphic artist Art Speigelman, who witnessed the attacks from his home in lower Manhattan. None of his family died in the attack, but Speigelman told Democracy Now he felt anger at how the incident was turned into a patriotic rallying cry, and his Towers work is an extension of those emotions.

The horrors his family survived that morning “were only the beginning for Spiegelman, as his anguish was quickly displaced by fury at the U.S. government, which shamelessly co-opted the events for its own preconceived agenda,” according to the book’s Amazon description.

An online database of professor salaries maintained by the News & Observer states Ahuja’s annual salary is $72,100.

America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson on Islam

via America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson On Radical Islam

President Obama claims that jihadists like the self-labeled “Islamic State” are not really Islamic. If so, why are Guantanamo detainees served 4 halal meals a day, issued Korans and prayer rugs, and have arrows pointing to Mecca painted throughout the camps? Either somebody is lying or the Gitmo guards have a truly bizarre sense of humor.

J.D. Gordon is a retired Navy Commander and former Pentagon spokesman who served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2005-2009. 

Gordon has it almost right. They really are Islamic, but they are not radical. How can one get a history lesson on radical Islam without all of Islam?

And the kowtowing to Muslim terrorists occurs not just at Gitmo, but more and more in every jail and prison in the U.S. and around the western world.

Australia: Laws against incitement to violence apply to everyone… except Muslims

Source: 1389 Blog – Counterjihad!

Once again, when it comes to radical Islam, Australia turns the other cheek.

What’s the point of having laws against hate speech when a well-known extremist is caught red-handed breaking such laws and the crime goes unpunished?

Despite a clear-cut case, even with video evidence and no denials, Hizbut Tahrir hate preacher Ismail al-Wahwah will get away with openly calling for violent jihad on the streets on Australia.

Six months ago, al-Wahwah, an Islamofacist, stood before a mob in Sydney’s Lakemba, and in Arabic spat out a call for Muslims to wipe out the Jewish race.

Surrounded by chanting flag wavers, he warned Jews should not expect to “live in safety” anymore.

It was video recorded, loaded up on YouTube with English captioning by the boastful organisers.

Originally, the story broke here. Michael was sent the footage by one of his readers who’d spotted it on a mainstream Islamic website.

We watched it in disbelief. The whole session is unashamed hate speech – and has since been the subject of numerous complaints under the appropriate laws.

So off the case went to The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board in NSW.

The Board initially agreed and referred to the case for prosecution to the DPP who asked the police to gather evidence with a view to charging the thug.

That was then.

Yesterday I became aware through police contacts that somehow this ‘up and down case’ had now been stamped too hard.

The Anti-Discrimination Board, NSW Police, and the DPP have now closed the matter and no-one will be charged – even though my contacts confirm he has clearly broken the law.

Which makes you wonder, when it comes to certain groups whether the people policing the law actually do a little reverse discrimination when it comes to who they’ll go after?

Here’s the test: If this website called for violence and random murder of any group or nationality, Michael and I would be run out of town.

If I had called for the death of certain people in my radio days, do you think it would be a non-issue?

It’s not a complicated issue – it’s quite simple.

The law says it’s a crime to incite violence on anyone – let alone a group.

It doesn’t matter who you are – but again with this mob … tolerate it.

Nigerian Pastor: Muslim terrorists have killed 8,000 members, destroyed 70% of my churches

Source: ‘Boko Haram Has Killed 8,000 Members of Our Church,’ Says Nigerian Pastor of 176 Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls

A Nigerian pastor and president of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has said that Boko Haram has killed as many as 8,000 members of the congregations he oversees, destroyed 70 percent of his churches, and left most of the pastors under his care without a job.

“Seventy percent of our churches have been destroyed in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states by Boko Haram; over 8,000 of our members were killed; one hundred and seventy-six of the girls kidnapped in Chibok are our members,” the Rev. Samuel Dali said, according to Naij.com.

While Dali kept up hopes that the Nigerian military will be able to finally defeat the terror group, which has waged war on the government and the country’s Christians since 2009, he noted that many church facilities across Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states have been destroyed in various raids.

With the wide-spread destruction of churches and slaughter of church members, he added that most of the pastors under his care have lost their jobs.

Last week Boko Haram slaughtered at least 150 people in a raid on the remote Kukuwa-Gari village in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state.

“They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately, many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned,” Modu Balumi, a village resident, told the AFP news agency.

“By our latest toll we have 150 people either shot dead or drowned in the attack. The gunmen deliberately killed a fisherman who tried to save drowning residents of the village,” he added.

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