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From: Dunggate5/13/18 11:07 AM 
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5 Reasons Why ISIS Just Targeted Paris

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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, May 13, 2018 
Police at the site of an ISIS-claimed stabbing attack near the main opera house in Paris (Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
ISIS claimed responsibility for a stabbing near the main Paris opera house in that left one person dead and four wounded.
The 21-year-old attacker yelled “Allahu Akbar (God is greatest)” during the knife attack, which was later claimed on an ISIS’s propaganda site.
Police who arrived on the scene first tried to subdue the man with a taser but when that proved ineffective, he was shot and killed. He was identified as a native of Chechnya. His parents were taken into custody.
Why does ISIS specifically target Paris? Perhaps the best answer to this question is because they can. Here are five reasons why:
1.  Paris represents the heart of Europe
Targeting the trendy, tourist-laden district of the Paris opera house, located in the second arrondissement just short distance from the Louvre, offers the group the maximum amount of payback on its modus operandi: striking terror into the hearts of infidels. What better place to show that, even with its defeats in Iraq and Syria, the group is still a relevant player in the war to create a global caliphate?
2. Easy to run, easy to hide
As we saw during the investigation into the Paris massacres by ISIS in November 2015, the amount of support the terror group enjoys in the heavily-weighted Islamist suburbs of Paris makes it relatively easy for them to plan and carry out an attack in the city. Operators can move freely, while finding plenty of people willing to hide them when necessary.
3. Lax security  
In an admission that security is not what it should be in Paris even before the attack, police cancelled a number of events for the summer saying there was “a lack of suitable security guarantees.” Among the cancelled events were the popular open-air cinema at Parc de la Villette, the car-free day on the Champs-Elysées and the Quai 54 basketball tournament featuring NBA legend Kobe Bryant, which was to be held at the Place de Concorde.
Intel in Paris is said to be less than in London, for example, where a police presence can be felt on the ground.
4. Homegrown Radicalization
The majority of terror attacks in France were perpetrated by homegrown terrorists, many of whom were radicalized in French mosques and prisons.  A year after the 2015 attacks in Paris, four mosques were closed by Paris authorities for promoting Islamist radicalism. One housed a clandestine Quranic school and was frequented by many convicted of participating in a jihadist recruiting network.
One can ask, why did it take the slaughter of hundreds of innocent French people before the authorities took the necessary steps to shut down the spread of a toxic ideology that was gestating in France for decades?
5. Migration Policy
A recent protest by 300 influential French politicians and media stars against the violent anti-Semitic attacks that have occurred – most recently in Paris – named Islamist ideology as the cause. The letter explicitly identified the threat as emanating from “radical Islamists” in predominantly immigrant Muslim communities.
From the slums of Calais to the streets of Paris, France has failed to properly address its degrading migrant situation, which further contributes to the country’s Islamist radicalization problem.
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From: Dunggate5/14/18 7:19 PM 
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Suicide blast hits police HQ in Indonesia's 2nd-largest city
Published time: 14 May, 2018 02:52
Edited time: 14 May, 2018 07:12
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Suicide blast hits police HQ in Indonesia's 2nd-largest city
Anti-terror policemen stand guard following a bomb blast at a police office in Surabaya, Indonesia May 14, 2018. © Beawiharta / Reuters
An explosion has hit a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia. It comes a day after coordinated suicide blasts at three churches there were perpetrated by members of one family.
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Motorcycles burn following a blast at the Pentecost Church Central Surabaya (GPPS), in Surabaya , East Java, Indonesia May 13, 2018 © Antara Foto Agency / ReutersIndonesia church attackers 'used children as suicide bombers'
A suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked the police office on Monday morning, according to the police. Four officers and six civilians were wounded in the explosion. Earlier reports citing unnamed officials indicated there had been at least one fatality. "Clearly it’s a suicide bombing," East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said at a briefing.
On Sunday morning, three churches in Surabaya were hit by suicide bombers within 10 minutes of each other, killing at least 13 people and wounding around 40. Police said the attacks were all perpetrated by members of the same family, who used children as the suicide bombers.
The Indonesian intelligence agency said the church attacks were carried out by Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, a group affiliated with the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL). It had pledged allegiance to ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has condemned the perpetrators of the recent attacks as "cowards" and called their acts "undignified and barbaric." Widodo vowed to issue a regulation next month to implement a new anti-terrorism bill should it fail in parliament.

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French authorities thwart possible attack using highly toxic ricin or explosives – interior minister
Published time: 18 May, 2018 07:09
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French authorities thwart possible attack using highly toxic ricin or explosives – interior minister
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French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using either highly toxic ricin gas or explosives, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has said. Just a few grains of purified ricin powder is enough to kill an adult human.
Two men of Egyptian origin were arrested in connection with a foiled attack using powerful ricin poison or explosives, Collomb told French BFMTV on Friday. The arrested men, who are brothers, had tutorials showing how to build a ricin-based poison, the minister said.
Ricin is a naturally occurring toxic protein, which is especially harmful its gas form. The lethal dose for an average adult is less than 2 milligrams if the exposure is from injection or inhalation.
Minister did not reveal when or where the suspects had been detained.
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Collomb’s statement comes less than a week after a knife attack in Paris that killed one person and injured several others. On Saturday evening, a 20-year-old French national of Chechen origin attacked passers-by before being killed by police. It was later revealed that he had been on the notorious ‘Fiche S’ list, which identifies individuals believed to pose a threat to French national security.
In April, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar vowed that “our people and our boys will surprise the entire world with what they have in store,” the blog Legal Insurrection reported.
“Let them wait for our big push,” he said at a protest east of Khan Younis. “We will take down the border and we will tear out their hearts from their bodies.”

From: Dunggate5/24/18 11:16 AM 
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Jihadists kill 41, injure more than 100 in first few days of Ramadan
May 23, 2018
Jihadists kill 41, injure more than 100 in first few days of Ramadan
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Ramadan has become less about Muslims celebrating their religion and more about killing people.
Since the start of Ramadan, 41 people have been slaughtered by Jihadists.
A Place in Paradise
Observing Ramadan is supposed to increase the rewards of good behavior according to Muslim beliefs.
Traditionally, Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown.
They must also refrain from smoking, drinking any liquids, and any sexual activity.
Sinful behavior is also forbidden during this team, as is lying, insulting, and cursing.
During this time, Muslims will offer additional prayers.
The time of Ramadan has also become bastardized by radical Islamists to include one more thing… murdering infidels.
Extremists believe ridding the earth of infidels during Ramadan will assure them a place in paradise with Allah.
This is why attacks by Jihadists always seem to increase during this month-long celebration.
Jihadist Attacks
One of the worst attacks so far took place in Afghanistan, where nine people were killed and an additional seven were wounded by the Taliban.
The same group is believed to have been behind a second attack that killed eight people, leaving 55 wounded.
While the Afghani president has pleaded for these merciless attacks to not take place during the religious holiday, his pleas have been ignored.
It was apparent his plea was falling on deaf ears right from the very first day of Ramadan.
Should Ramadan Be Outlawed in the United States?
By the end of day one, a handful of attacks had already taken place, leaving a dozen people dead and more than two dozen wounded.
By the end of the holiday, we can more than likely expect hundreds to have fallen victim to these terrorists.

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Son of Boston police captain pleads guilty to terrorism
May 23, 2018
Son of Boston police captain pleads guilty to terrorism
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Homegrown terrorists can come from anywhere, and this case proves just that.
Alexander Ciccolo, the 25-year-old son of a Boston police captain, recently pled guilty to two counts of terrorism.
Local Terrorists
When the Department of Justice published the report on Monday, people were stunned.
How could the son of a local law enforcement officer turn into a terrorist?
Ciccolo not only admitted to supporting ISIS, but he also said he collected explosives and weapons to help “further its goal.”
His goal was to literally murder his fellow American citizens for ISIS.
Assistant Attorney General John Demers stated, “Homegrown violent extremists pose a serious danger to innocent Americans.”
Luckily, his own father, a police captain in the Boston PD, alerted law enforcement his son was interested in ISIS.
The Case
After authorities were alerted about Ciccolo, they hatched a plan to take him down.
Authorities set up a sting with an informant and Ciccolo to buy several weapons.
After he received the weapons delivery, he was arrested.
According to the Justice Department report, Ciccolo had been previously convicted of a crime where he had spent more than a year in jail, making possession of any firearms a crime.
When authorities checked his apartment, they found incendiary devices.
They were crudely made Molotov cocktails using shredded Styrofoam and motor oil.
Ciccolo said using this combination would make the Styrofoam stick to the skin and make them harder to extinguish.
Not long after his arrest, Ciccolo attacked a nurse in processing at the correctional center.
He used a pen and stabbed her more than 10 times.
Should Ciccolo Have Been Given a Harsher Sentence?
By pleading guilty, Ciccolo avoided spending the rest of his life in prison and what could have been up to $1 million in fines.
The Justice Department statement said the agreement they reached with him was for 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release once he is paroled.

From: Dunggate5/27/18 5:18 AM 
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Russian military personnel killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Syria
Published time: 27 May, 2018 08:48
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Russian military personnel killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Syria
Russian servicemen have been killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Terrorists attacked Syrian and Russian troops, and the latter was forced to respond, according to the MoD. A total of 43 terrorists were killed in the clashes, and six vehicles were also destroyed, the ministry stated.
Two Russian military advisers were killed on the spot and five more of the country’s servicemen were injured and transported to hospital. Later, two more servicemen succumbed to their injuries. 

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Early today 2 terrorists carrying an axe attempted to cut the border fence and cross into Israel from Gaza. IDF troops arrived at the scene and shot and killed one of the terrorists. The other terrorist was wounded and managed to escape back into Gaza. 
Last night, terrorists from Gaza cut through the border fence and infiltrated into southern Israel, where they set fire to a container containing equipment used for the construction of an anti-tunnel barrier along the border. The terrorists escaped back across the border into Gaza. No injuries were reported but significant damage was caused. 
Also yesterday, an incendiary kite sent from Gaza started a fire that swept through the Shokeda Forest in southern Israel. PM Netanyahu called for implementing a plan that would allocate compensation taken from Palestinian Authority (PA) funds for Israeli communities bordering Gaza that suffer damage as a result of terror activity from Gaza. 
On Saturday night 4 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. Three out of the four rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome. The Israel Air Force responded to the rockets by attacking Hamas military targets in Gaza. 
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U.S. drone strike kills key Taliban leader

June 16, 2018
U.S. drone strike kills key Taliban leader
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The Donald Trump administration and our military just took another fang out of the Taliban.
On Wednesday, Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah was reportedly killed by a drone strike.
The Strike
Fazlullah has been a high-valued target for some time.
In fact, he has been wrongfully reported dead on a prior occasion.
And while U.S. command did not specifically name Fazlullah, it did state a senior Taliban leader had been killed in the drone strike.
Pakistani officials, however, made the claim public that Fazlullah was the leader killed in the U.S. strike.
Continued Pressure
After a brief respite, the Trump administration has once again turned up the heat against the Taliban.
There is significant pressure on Trump to remove our troop presence from the Middle East.
However, that cannot and will not happen until the Taliban has been eradicated.
According to reports, the recent uptick in attacks is an effort to get the Afghan Taliban to come to a negotiating table to bring peace to the area.
This latest attack was specifically aimed at an area that is considered a stronghold for the Taliban for both Pakistani and Afghan terrorists.
Do You Support the Continued Effort to Destroy the Taliban?
While it does appear that the Pakistani government supported this drone strike, that has not always been the case.
After several prior strikes, the Pakistani government claimed the United States was violating its sovereignty by conducting them.
But it looks like they need our help now — and we’re happy to give it, if it means eradicating terrorism.

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Woman Allegedly Shouts Allahu Akbar, Attacks 2 Individuals Inside Supermarket
Woman shopping in French supermarket
By The Western Journal 
June 17, 2018 at 5:32am
A woman crying “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — injured two people with a box cutter Sunday at a supermarket in southern France before she was detained.
A customer in the store in the maritime town of La Seyne-sur-Mer was injured in the chest and hospitalized. A woman working the cash register was hurt less seriously, French radio station Europe 1 quoted the prosecutor in nearby Toulon as saying.
Prosecutor Bernard Marchal said the suspect may have mental health problems. She has not been identified. Police were searching her home.
“It’s apparently an isolated case involving a person with psychiatric issues,” the prosecutor told Le Monde newspaper quoted the prosecutor as saying. However, that does not exclude the possibility that the suspect was radicalized, Marchal added.
“There is a presumption of attempted murder and … of a crime with terrorist implications,” Marchal was quoted as saying.
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Regional newspaper Nice-Matin, which first reported the 10:30 a.m. attack, quoted an unidentified witness as saying that people in the store stopped the woman from cutting anyone else.
A sense of edginess has been with France since a murderous series of killings in 2015 in the name of the Islamic State group.

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Attacker tried to assassinate President of Zimbabwe
July 4, 2018
Attacker tried to assassinate President of Zimbabwe
Photo via SABC Youtube Video
Political assassination attempts seem to be the norm lately.
Zimbabwe Police confirmed a recent bombing was actually as assassination attempt against President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Cowardly Attack
President Mnangagwa was attending a political rally when the attack took place.
When the blast went off, President Mnangagwa was quickly removed from the area.
He escaped without injury.
While President Mnangagwa was unharmed, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife both sustained injuries.
After the attack, authorities released the following statement:
“There has been an incident at Bulawayo (White City Stadium) where the president was addressing a rally… This is now a police issue, but the president is safe at Bulawayo State House.”
No Joking Matter
This is far from the first time President Mnangagwa’s life has been threatened.
In fact, the president often jokes about assassination attempts on him, as they have happened far too frequently.
The threats against President Mnangagwa started literally from the moment he came into power.
After taking over in November, he had to flee his own country in fear for his life.
Those threats will more than likely continue.
Do You See More Attempts Being Made Against President Mnangagwa?
President Mnangagwa has vowed to have a truly free election later this month, the first time that will have happened in more than three decades.
If successful, Zimbabwe may finally see sanctions imposed by the United States and other countries removed.

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