The United States Army was the villain in the “Black Hawk Down” incident in Somalia, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in a 2017 Twitter post.
Omar, a Somali native elected to Congress last fall, was responding to a tweet that falsely described the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu as the worst terrorist attack in Somali history. The original tweet noted that 19 American soldiers were killed and 73 American soldiers were wounded.
Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be rare as it requires two men of “high moral standing and piety” to be witnesses.
In a four-page letter to MEPs, the kingdom’s mission to the EU called for “tolerance, respect and understanding” with regard to the country’s desire to preserve its traditional values and “family lineage”.
The new penal code, which also provides for the amputation of thieves and whipping of people wearing clothes associated with the opposite sex, was brought in on 3 April, despite international condemnation.
Sri Lankan authorities fear a little-known Islamist group with links to international terrorists is behind the devastating suicide bombings that killed 290 people in coordinated attacks on churches and hotels.
Seven suicide bombers launched coordinated attacks on churches and five-star hotels and killed at least 290 people and saw around 500 injured.
The Sri Lankan government are pointing the blame at National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), an extremist Muslim group, and say they received an intelligence warning the attacks would happen ten days before.
Survivors of one of the Sri Lanka church bombings have described how a suicide bomber calmly walked past worshippers and even touched a child on the head moments before the blast.
How many times is the charade of denial going to play out?
Well over two hundred people are dead, and hundreds more injured, in jihad massacres in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning, and now the usual denial and obfuscation are in full swing. I’m often asked, when I speak around the country, what it will take to wake people up to the nature and gravity of the jihad threat. For all too many people, the answer, as the Sri Lanka attacks abundantly show, is nothing.
The facts were clear enough, at least if one checked the Indian media. India’s News18.com reported that “two of the six attacks that rocked Sri Lanka this morning are reportedly to be have been carried out by suicide bombers,” that telltale sign that this was a jihad attack, with the bombers hoping to claim the Qur’an’s promise of Paradise for those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111). “The attack at Shangri La hotel,” News18 continued, “was carried out by suicide bomber Zahran Hashim, while Abu Mohammad has been identified as the attacker at the Batticalao church.”
Good old CBC still pushing the “nothing to do with Islam line”
Seriously CBC, Your Orwellian LPC narrative is sickening. That local group – National Thowfeek Jamaath – they're Islamist terrorists.
FIVE years ago, a boy named Zane Gbangbola died during the Surrey floods.
Zane was only seven years old when he succumbed to what his parents suspect was cyanide gas caused by the floodwaters to leak from a former landfill site. Kye Gbangbola and Nicole Lawler’s request for legal aid to represent their case at Zane’s inquest was turned down by the Legal Aid Agency who said this did not constitute ‘the public interest’.
Yet civil servants at the Legal Aid Agency have seen fit to grant Shamima Begum legal aid – funded by the British taxpayer – to appeal against Sajid Javid’s decision to strip her of her citizenship. As Melanie Phillips correctly says, Begum has the right to apply for legal aid.
But why was she was given it when more deserving cases are not? Legal aid is means tested. How is it in ‘the public interest’ to risk letting this jihadist back into the UK?
Key intelligence on a possible terrorist attack was not passed onto the Sri Lankan government weeks before at least 207 people were killed in a wave of Easter Sunday suicide bombings on churches and five-star hotels.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged late last night/Sunday that “information was there” about possible attacks, which left more than 450 injured, adding that “we must also look into why adequate precautions were not taken.”
It was reported that information about potential suicide attacks had been passed by “foreign intelligence” to the Sri Lankan security agencies ten days earlier.
There’s a war on Christianity waging in the United States and around the world. The shocking recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral captures the symbolic destruction of the Christian religion — it’s fast and furious.
Last week, as many as 12 Catholic churches in France were vandalized and desecrated, BeliefNet and others reported.
That in itself is shocking, but it’s part of a larger trend in France. In 2018 alone, a total of 875 Catholic churches were vandalized.
A deep-seated mistrust is noticeable, even from inside the car, as we drive slowly through the streets of Dinslaken-Lohberg. Due to bad weather, only a few people are outside, following us with their glances.
“That’s normal in Lohberg,” social worker Önay Duranöz explains as he drives. “Everyone who passes through here is watched closely and with suspicion. Especially when they are strangers.” Social pedagogy student Omar Chengafe, in the back seat, nods in agreement.
The district of Lohberg lies in the north of the small city of Dinslaken in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). It’s a small world of its own — a rather reclusive community, whose around 6,000 inhabitants prefer to keep to themselves and be left alone.
The most severe persecution of these defenseless Christians — who make up half of Nigeria’s total population — has been taking place mostly in the Muslim north of the country, which is governed by sharia law, and in the states known as the “Middle Belt,” which are a transition zone between the northern and southern states.
The seven children of dead Isis fighter Michael Skråmo have been given the green light to be taken from a Syrian refugee camp to Sweden’s consulate in Iraq, reports TV4.
Kurdish authorities in Iraq announced on Friday that the children of notorious Islamic State fighter and recruiter Michael Skråmo can be taken from the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria to Sweden’s consulate in the city of Erbil in Iraq.
The children, aged between one and eight years old, were left orphaned and alone in the caliphate after their father was killed in battle in the Syrian town of Baghouz in late March. Their mother was also killed in early 2019.