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New Jersey just raised its threat level for white supremacists to 'high,' well above ISIS

White supremacists are officially more of a threat to New Jersey than both ISIS and al Qaeda, according to state security officials.
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New Jersey just raised its threat level for white supremacists to 'high,' well above ISIS and al Qaeda

White supremacists are officially more of a threat to New Jersey than both ISIS and al Qaeda, according to state security officials.
Tags: Isis, Cnn, New Jersey, Al Qaeda, Qaeda

Violence In Syria Stokes Fears Of A Coming ‘Bloodbath.’ Will Trump Act?

Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war. For months, the Syrian military, backed by Russian air strikes, has been trying to wrest control of the northern territory of Idlib, the last province held by opposition forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 1,964 civilians there over the last year, as daily bombing runs have blown ap...
Tags: Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, Washington, White House, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Turkey, Iran

Isis supporter admits plot to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and a hotel

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, pleads guilty at Old Bailey to preparing terrorist actsA supporter of Islamic State has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel.Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, west London, admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey. Continue reading...
Tags: Isis, London, Islamic State, UK News, Bailey, Hayes, St Paul 's Cathedral, Old Bailey Continue, Safiyya Amira Shaikh

Arrest warrants issued for Australians in Syria, including women with children in al-Hawl camp

Arrest warrants for those accused of supporting Isis may pave way for repatriation of women and childrenArrest warrants have been issued for Australians accused of fighting for or supporting Islamic State, including women held in Syria’s al-Hawl camp.As pressure builds on Australia to join other governments in repatriating women and children held in the massive, squalid camp, the Australian federal police have announced that they have obtained 42 arrest warrants for Australian men and women who ...
Tags: Isis, Australia, Islamic State, Australia news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Peter Dutton, Australian federal police, al Hawl

Trump’s Latest Intelligence Meltdown Isn’t About the Facts. It’s About The Truth.

Earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in public testimony that Russia was meddling in the 2020 election. So how to explain President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Acting Director of National Intelligence Adm. Joseph Maguire after Maguire defended a subordinate who had briefed Congress on much the same thing? One important difference provides the answer. Maguire’s aide, Shelby Pierson, who heads the DNI’s election security unit, told the House Intelligence Committee last w...
Tags: Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, North Korea, Senate, Germany, Russia, Uncategorized, Iran, Ukraine, Fbi, The White House, Capitol Hill, Gru, Intelligence Community

The pagan origins of three Catholic practices

The Catholic rite of Holy Communion parallels pre-Christian Greco-Roman and Egyptian rituals that involved eating the body and blood of a god.A number of Catholic holidays and myths, such as Christmas, Easter, and Mardi Gras, graph onto the timeline of pre-Christian fertility festivals. The Catholic practice of praying to saints has been called "de-facto idolatry" and even a relic of goddess worship. By the fourth century, the Christian Church had established itself as the official faith of ...
Tags: Isis, Nature, Ireland, Egypt, Feminism, Christianity, Innovation, Catholic Church, Catholic, Christ, Catholics, Jesus Christ, Mardi Gras, Virgin Mary, Roman Empire, Christian Church

‘Be Wary of Authoritarian Regimes’: Pompeo Warns African Allies Not to Rely on China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday cautioned African nations against allowing too much influence from China, saying an economic partnership with the U.S. would better serve the nations."Be wary of authoritarian regimes and their empty promises," Pompeo said in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in a reference to China. Pompeo asserted cooperation with the U.S. represented a path toward "true liberation."The comments come days after China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters from the country...
Tags: Asia, Isis, News, China, Nigeria, Africa, Defense, Angola, Eritrea, Al Qaeda, Department Of Homeland Security, Wall Street Journal, Sahara Desert, Lindsey Graham, Trump, State

Trump news – live: Judge says Roger Stone's crimes should cause 'dismay and disgust' while lambasting president for 'totally inappropriate' tweets

Donald Trump is being ridiculed online after having the audacity to criticise Washington Post reporter Jennifer Rubin for making a typo in a tweet, the president being well known for regularly making ludicrous spelling errors in his own posts.He has also been busy deriding his Democratic 2020 rivals on the campaign trail in Phoenix, Arizona, using a rally speech to push an election rigging conspiracy theory, call the FBI “dishonest scum” and complain that Conan, the US military’s war hero dog, “...
Tags: Isis, News, Washington Post, US, Fbi, Conan, Donald Trump, PHOENIX Arizona, Roger Stone, Jennifer Rubin

Indonesia Bans Ex-ISIS Fighters From Returning Home

Indonesia says it doen't want Islamic State fighters who went to Syria and Iraq to come home, calling them a national security risk. But that decision has sparked criticism from some, who say most of the refugees are actually the wives and children of former ISIS militia.
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What it's like inside the CIA during Donald Trump's "Deep State" purge

One of the strangest contradictory sensations of the Trump era is the man's relationship towards and with the various U.S. intelligence agencies. In many cases, Trump's broad criticisms about the unaccountable and seemingly limitless scope of intelligence gathering are valid. Or would be, anyway, if the man actually cared about those issues for any reason beyond his larger tantrum over the way those agencies have undermined his ego. Or if he wasn't simultaneously trying to use that same wide jur...
Tags: Post, Isis, London, News, Nsa, White House, Iraq, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Surveillance, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Cia

Solo Female Travel in Turkey — Is Turkey Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Turkey? With the right preparation and research, absolutely. While I’ve done a lot of solo female travel in Turkey, I’m not an expert — that’s my friend Katie Nadworny, who has been living in Istanbul since 2013 and has traveled Turkey more extensively than anyone I’ve ever met. I love Turkey. The jagged landscapes, the steam-filled hamams, the warm hospitality, the blue Mediterranean, the endless tulip-shaped cups of tea. I wish more people realized ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Usa, Isis, Australia, Mexico, France, Boston, Iraq, Nigeria, Israel, US, Blog, Turkey, Iran, Syria

New Iraqi Prime Minister has Christians concerned

Iraq (MNN) -- Protests in Baghdad haven’t stopped since the new Iraqi prime minister was appointed at the start of the month. Anti-government protestors say Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi is just more of the same and unlikely to bring any significant, positive change to the country. Prime Minister Allawi is slated to name his cabinet members this week – a crucial step that will reveal the sincerity of his promises to avoid political interference. Some of the protestors’ complaint...
Tags: Isis, Iraq, Iran, United States, Baghdad, Anti, Nettleton, Todd Nettleton, Voice of the Martyrs, VOM, Iraq Pray, Allawi, Jesus Christ Header, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi

Facebook asks for a moat of regulations it already meets

It’s suspiciously convenient that Facebook already fulfills most of the regulatory requirements it’s asking governments to lay on the rest of the tech industry. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Brussels lobbying the European Union’s regulators as they form new laws to govern artificial intelligence, content moderation and more. But if they follow Facebook’s suggestions, they might reinforce the social network’s power rather than keep it in check by hamstringing companies with fewer resource...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Isis, Advertising Tech, Government, Tech, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Al Qaeda

As Trump Gives Up on ‘Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In

JERUSALEM–Two decades of expanding operations against what United States Special Operations Command called a “global insurgency of state and non-state actors” has led to fatigue at home and questions abroad about U.S. strategy. Trump, Afghanistan, and ‘The Tweet of Damocles’The latest Trump administration deal with the Taliban, challenges to the U.S. role in Syria and Iraq, and a potential reduction of forces in Africa point to a global trend in how the U.S. will deal with counter-insurgency in ...
Tags: Asia, Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Russia, India, Africa, US, Jerusalem, America

Messiah, A Fitnaflix Production

Netflix released Season 1 of a new thriller series called “Messiah”. The series imagines the emergence of a character claiming to be sent by God, the Messiah, or Al-masih (messiah in Arabic) as he is referred to in the television series.   This so-called Al-masih first emerges in Damascus at a time when ISIS is about to storm the city. He then appears in Palestine, Jordan and ultimately America. Along the way, he performs miracles and dumbfounds the Israeli and American intelligence officers ch...
Tags: Isis, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, Iran, Earth, Netflix, Middle East, Islam, Jesus, Ed, Times, Damascus, Prophet, Mary

Three-year-old Australian girl in Syria's al-Hawl camp may lose fingers to frostbite

Doctor’s believe Amirah’s blackened fingers cannot be saved, as temperatures in squalid camp for family members of Isis fighters fall below zero A three-year-old Australian girl held in al-Hawl camp in Syria will likely lose her fingers to frostbite, unable to be properly treated during a brutal winter in the squalid camp.Amirah is one of 47 Australian children being detained in the sprawling detention camp for the family members of Islamic State fighters, as the north-east of Syria endures a bi...
Tags: Health, Isis, Human Rights, Children, Islamic State, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Australian politics, Refugees, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Kurds, Australian Citizenship, Amirah, al Hawl

Trump's Nightmare Is Here: Is ISIS Making a Comeback?

Don't believe the hype just yet, says this one expert.
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Official says U.S., Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement

By MATTHEW LEE and KATHY GANNON MUNICH — A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan. The official said the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is “very specific” and covers the entire country, including Afghan government forces. There were indications a formal...
Tags: Isis, News, Germany, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Afghanistan, Munich, Soccer, United States, Taliban, Ashraf Ghani, Norway, Donald Trump, Islamabad

Deadly clash in Syria a vivid reminder of US troops' ill-defined mission

Since Trump abruptly ended his pact with the Kurds, the US presence in the country’s north-east has been stuck in a quagmireAmerican battle trucks stuck in the mud, besieged by angry Kurdish villagers, and the Russian army trying to mediate their escape. After more than five years fighting Isis in northern Syria, it wasn’t supposed to end like this.But for US military officials, the scene near the city of Qamishli was a stark reminder of the incongruous end to the war against the terror group an...
Tags: Isis, News, Washington, Russia, US, Syria, Moscow, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Arab, Bashar Al Assad, Trump, Ankara, North East, Deir Ezzor, Brett McGurk

Iranian General Soleimani Did Not Help Free Assyrian Hostages Held By ISIS

In this February 22, 2016 photo, Bishop Aprim stands with the Assyrians released by ISIS.(AINA) -- Several news agencies in Iran have published a story claiming that Assyrians are "indebted to General Soleimani" for his help in securing the release of Assyrians captured in Syria by ISIS in 2015.
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Deadly clash in Syria a vivid reminder of US troops' ill-defined mission

Since Trump abruptly ended his pact with the Kurds, the US presence in the country’s north-east has been stuck in a quagmireAmerican battle trucks stuck in the mud, besieged by angry Kurdish villagers, and the Russian army trying to mediate their escape. After more than five years fighting Isis in northern Syria, it wasn’t supposed to end like this.But for US military officials, the scene near the city of Qamishli was a stark reminder of the incongruous end to the war against the terror group an...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Russia, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US military, Kurds, Trump, Qamishli

Legendary jurist (and sentencing Hall of Famer) Jack Weinstein finally retiring at age 98

More than 15 years ago, I did some blog musing here to add warmth to a November day by imagining a "Sentencing Judges Hall of Fame" — an institution in the mold of The National Baseball Hall of Fame — which would seek to foster an appreciation of the historical development of sentencing jurisprudence and its impact on our justice system.  (Compare the mission statement of The National Baseball Hall of Fame.)  Notably, in that original post, I suggested that Judge Jack Weinstein was surely a firs...
Tags: Isis, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Brooklyn, Johnson, Naacp, Columbia Law School, Jim Crow, New York Daily News, Marshall, Brown, Lyndon Johnson, Ceasar, Weinstein, Brooklyn Federal Court

‘Our Hearts Are Dead.’ After 9 Years of Civil War, Libyans Are Tired of Being Pawns in a Geopolitical Game of Chess

The last time Libya’s war had the world’s full attention, it was being fought mainly by Libyans. For much of 2011, young revolutionaries in mismatched fatigues clamored on anti-aircraft guns, and the narrative driving events was the Arab Spring, an uprising that promised to place the power in the hands of citizens long subjugated by despots. Though Libyans shaped the ebb and flow of battle, they were hardly alone, even then: circling high above were foreign warplanes from the NATO-led coalition ...
Tags: Europe, Isis, News, Obama, France, Germany, Virginia, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, Uncategorized, America, Qatar, European Union, Turkey, Syria

Democrats ignore Trump’s real violations

Last week the latest Democratic Party attempt to remove President Trump from office – impeachment over Trump allegedly holding up an arms deal to Ukraine – flopped. Just like “Russiagate” and the Mueller investigation, and a number of other attempts to overturn the 2016 election. We’ve had three years of accusations and investigations with untold millions of dollars spent in a never-ending Democratic Party effort to remove President Trump from office. Why do the Democrats keep swinging and missi...
Tags: Isis, Putin, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Iraq, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Ron Paul

Saudi Arabia Rebuffs Trump Administration’s Requests to Stop Teaching Hate Speech in Schools

In 2018, Saudi women took to the streets around the country, permitted to drive cars themselves for the first time. That same year, unrelated men and women were allowed to mix at a Formula-E car race and concert extravaganza, listening to DJ David Quetta and the Black Eyed Peas—unthinkable not long ago in a country where religious police used to enforce a strict separation of the sexes. That’s part of the raft of highly visible social reforms that Saudi Arabia has launched in recent years a...
Tags: Florida, New York, Isis, News, Navy, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Kingdom, Uncategorized, Jerusalem, Syria, Diplomacy, Islam

Begum verdict emerges from thin arguments of security v humanity

True story of schoolgirl turned Isis member played only a small part in court deliberationsBegum loses first stage of appeal against citizenship removalShamima Begum was unable to “play any meaningful part in her appeal”, according to the British court that nevertheless decided her fate, because of the difficulties in communicating with her while she was stranded in a Syrian refugee camp.The 20-year-old, who fled east London to join Islamic State, was unable to contribute evidence in her own def...
Tags: Politics, Isis, London, Islamic State, Society, UK News, UK security and counter-terrorism, Sajid Javid, British identity and society, Shamima Begum, Begum, Roj

FBI elevates risk from neo-Nazis to same level as ISIS

“Not only is the terror threat diverse, it’s unrelenting." --FBI director Chris Wray. The FBI has elevated the risk from neo-Nazis in America to the same level with which it regards ISIS. Violent racist extremism is now a “national threat priority,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Excerpt from Vice News: [Wray] outlined several concrete steps the agency had taken to combat violent far-right extremists, explaining that the “na...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, Isis, Crime, News, Virginia, Nazis, America, US news, Intelligence, Fbi, Racism, Terrorism, Threat Level, Nazi

FBI Puts Threat Posed By Racist Extremists On Par With ISIS

The extremists are now considered a "national threat priority," FBI Director Christopher Wray said.
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Syrian Kurds to put Isis fighters from dozens of countries on trial

Decision follows exasperation at failure to reach international agreements over prisonersSyrian Kurds have said they will hold trials for Islamic State fighters from more than 50 countries, including about 30 from Britain, after becoming exasperated by a failure to reach international agreements over what to do with them.The Kurdish-dominated administration in north-east Syria said it is holding 1,000 male fighters in overcrowded detention and a further 4,000 Isis women in refugee camps, many of...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Kurds, north east Syria