…The murderer is in no way just one individual. The attack was certainly not conducted by one man alone. The chosen location was specifically determined. The U.S., Israeli and Western intelligence organizations network such cells everywhere across the world. The New Zealand murderer is also a sleeper cell.
Such terrorist networks are being prepared from Europe to Asia and Africa. This is a global network. There is a direct link between this networking and the operational developments we witnessed in our immediate vicinity and in Europe.
Justin Trudeau reacted to renewed claims that he tried to interfere in the criminal prosecution of a powerful corporation the only way he seems to know how.
He fell back on talking points about diversity, and attacking former PM and Conservative leader Stephen Harper.
It’s outrageous that the media dwell on unrepentant jihadists while ignoring their Christian and Yazidi victims
Less than a year ago I stood in the ruined Old City of Mosul, standing next to the mosque where the Caliphate had been proclaimed by ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. There was a large hole in the roof, and the whole area around it had been bombed to rubble. Apart from the corpses of ISIS fighters which were still being removed from the area, the only other physical sign of their recent presence, apart from their graffiti on buildings, were piles of facial hair on the floor of many of the buildings; they had shaved off their beards in a vain attempt to avoid being identified.
If two recent polls hold true, Albertans will have a United Conservative Party government following the April 16 provincial election. As the saying goes, however, one week is a long time in politics, never mind four weeks, so anything could happen.
Nevertheless, UCP Leader Jason Kenney has long vowed that Bill 1 of his government would be to repeal the NDP government’s carbon tax — or as he calls it, the “tax on everything.”
Just how much of an effect will getting rid of the carbon tax have on struggling families and businesses?
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The Crying of Lot 330
The prospect of a 225-bed homeless shelter on the Embarcadero, one of San Francisco’s most scenic and economically vital areas, took residents by surprise. Only eight days earlier, the proposal had been unveiled to turn what is now a parking lot—Seawall Lot 330—into the largest homeless shelter of its type in the city. Neighbors arrived en masse at the Port Commission hearing to express their views. It was standing-room only, with people crowded on floors and in aisles, and spilling out the door.
The mother of James Foley, the journalist murdered by ISIS, has said that American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh should not be released from prison.
‘I don’t think he should be released if he is going to continue to sow hate and terrorism around the world,’ Diane Foley said in an interview with on Fox & Friends First on Thursday morning.
The 38-year-old Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan two months after the September 11 terror attacks, is due to be released from federal prison in May after serving 17 years of a 20 year sentence.
Drag performer Marti Gould Cummings fancies himself a crowd pleaser, but he may have met his biggest fan yet: a 2-year-old boy who saw Cummings perform the hit children’s song “Baby Shark” at a drag brunch this weekend in New Jersey.
The performance was caught on camera and posted to Instagram and Twitter, where it has amassed more than 500,000 views in two days.
“So many people have responded to the video with so much love,” Cummings told NBC News. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez liked it on Instagram. Gus Kenworthy and Audra McDonald retweeted.”
The Dalai Lama has warned of a possible “double reincarnation” with one from a “free country” after Beijing reiterated that his next incarnation must comply with Chinese law.
The Tibetan Buddhist leader on Monday warned that a successor chosen by Beijing after his eventual death could not be trusted.
He said it is possible that his reincarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years upon fleeing Tibet following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
Facebook Inc. disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed.
During a security review in January, Facebook found that the passwords were stored in a readable format, against its security procedures, but that they were never visible to anyone outside of the company. Most of the accounts affected were using Facebook Lite, a version of the app designed for emerging markets. The company said it hasn’t found evidence this access was abused.
The people of the Gaza Strip are protesting again, and soldiers are shooting again, and civilians are being victimized again. Only this time you may have missed the story, because these protests barely rated a buried paragraph in most Western news accounts.
That’s odd: Some media outlets are prepared to devote months of journalistic effort in order to trace the trajectory of a single bullet that accidentally kills a Palestinian — provided the bullet is Israeli.
The difference this time is that the shots are being fired by Hamas, the militant Islamist group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, when it usurped power from its rivals in the Fatah movement in a quick and dirty civil war. Since then, no genuine elections have been held, and no dissent brooked.
Shocking footage shows Mercedes driver armed with a machete clashing with baseball bat-wielding Audi owner in ‘lawless London’ road rage attack
Three recent prosecutions suggest that President Trump’s supporters who have endured abuse and violence for wearing “Make America Great Again” hats will receive justice.
Based on the specific criteria outlined in the New Zealand ban, Sanders is calling for a ban on essentially every firearm in the United States.
Go Bernie Go! Make the Dems unelectable for 100 years!