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"MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan argues that we should think of Trump’s followers as if they were al-Qaeda members, who move freely among us because they are white..."

".... The comparison fails even though the mob in the Capitol included at least a few honest-to-goodness, unambiguous terrorists, who came there with the express purpose of violently scaring the hell out of politicians in an effort to change policy...  I once thought resistance to the hysterical style was hopeless.... We overdose on serotonin, or some equally enchanting neurotransmitter, and experience an addict’s bliss at the hysterical scenes that pass before our eyes, whether they make us hap...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Atlantic, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Biden, Msnbc, Boredom, Bin Laden, Trump, Capitol, Mehdi Hasan, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Analogies, Impeachment


The Army and Secret Service are looking at extra security screenings for US troops who will be at Biden's inauguration

A member of the DC National Guard gives directions near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider. The move, which was first reported by Army Times, follows a request from Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Terrorism, Army, Secret Service, Extremism, Biden, Donald Trump


There will be more US troops in DC for Biden's inauguration than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined, a stark reminder of the danger of homegrown extremism

The National Guard is ramping up its presence in Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration following the Capitol siege on January 6. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images In the wake of the Capitol siege, security is being ramped up in the nation's capital.  There will be at least 10,000 National Guard troops in Washington, DC, by Saturday. The US military footprint in Washington for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will be greater than the number of troops in Afg...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Afghanistan, United States, Terrorism, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Cia


Should law enforcement be using AI and cell phone data to find rioters?

The insurrection attempt at the Capitol was captured by thousands of cell phones and security cameras. Many protestors have been arrested after their identity was reported to the FBI. Surveillance experts warn about the dangers of using facial recognition to monitor protests. If ever there were a reason to wear masks, the insurrection at the Capitol last week would have been it. But many of those present believed the anti-mask rhetoric being used as a distraction from the nation's skyrocketing...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Politics, Technology, Privacy, Congress, US, San Francisco, Surveillance, Fbi, Pandora, Terrorism, Innovation, New Orleans, Air Force, Naomi Klein


American Gods' Season 3 Won't Stop, Even Though You've Heard This One Before

American Gods spent trying to claw its way out of production hell before coming to Starz. Now, it’s one of the shows returning in 2021 after weathering the ongoing covid-19 pandemic that continues to devastate the entertainment industry. It’s almost miraculous to consider, given the on-set upheavals and exits that…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Race, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Mythology, Terrorism, Starz, Donald Trump, Ian Mcshane, Crispin Glover, Eric Johnson, Ricky Whittle, Danny Trejo, Emily Browning, Blythe Danner


Brexit contains a lucky break for terrorists, Europol sources say

A woman being evacuated from the Bataclan concert hall after a terrorist shooting in Paris on November 13, 2015. The attacks left more than 130 people dead. Associated Press Brexit will make it harder to check names, passports, travel history, and criminal records of terror suspects moving between the EU and the UK, sources tell Insider.
 The Schengen system that Europol uses to track terrorists is accessed by law enforcement 1.6 million times per day. The UK no longer has access to it. Th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Isis, News, Greece, France, Trends, Eu, Syria, Analysis, Terrorism, Paris, Norway, Brussels, Europol, Brexit


When you're alone and 5G is making you paranoid, you can always go... downtown....

The Daily Mail reports:  Speculation is growing that the AT&T building was intentionally targeted in the Nashville Christmas Day bombing as the FBI probes rumors that the main suspect in the attack harbored deep paranoia about 5G technology.  Police on Sunday confirmed that Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, is a person of interest in the investigation launched when an RV exploded outside Nashville's AT&T building on Friday morning, leaving three people injured and dozens of structures damaged.  At a p...
Tags: Crime, Law, Fbi, Daily Mail, Terrorism, Nashville, Petula Clark, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Anthony Quinn Warner


Police: Explosion in downtown Nashville believed to be ‘intentional’

An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is leading the investigation. Police spokesman Don Aaron said the 6:30 a.m. explosion was believed to be “an intentional act.” Police earlier said they believe a vehicle was involved in the explosion. Aaron said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, alth...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Washington, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Terrorism, Commerce, Nashville, Associated Press, Aaron, McCoy, Eric Tucker, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives


Downtown Nashville explosion knocks communications offline; blast is intentional, authorities say

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and THALIA BEATY | Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency systems and grounded flights at the city’s airport. Authorities said they believe the blast was intentional. Police were responding to a report of shots fired Friday when they encountered the RV blaring a recorded warning that a bomb would d...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington, Kentucky, White House, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Terrorism, Commerce, Tennessee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Red Cross, Associated Press


Human remains found near Nashville explosion

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and THALIA BEATY | Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press that authorities have found human remains in the vicinity of the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. It is unclear how the remains are related to the Friday explosion or whether they might belong to the person believed to be responsible or a victim. The officials could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington, Kentucky, White House, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Terrorism, Tennessee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Red Cross, Associated Press, Drake


"Boko Haram asserted responsibility on Tuesday for laying siege to a secondary school in northwest Nigeria and abducting more than 300 boys..."

"Hundreds of gunmen on motorbikes surrounded the boarding school in Katsina state Friday night and opened fire on police, witnesses said, before rounding up students and dragging them into the woods. Abubakar Shekau, the group’s leader, said in an audio message released in the early hours of the morning that fighters stormed the school to discourage 'Western education'..." "Boko Haram" means "Western education is forbidden." WaPo reports.  "Boko Haram has swollen its ranks over the years b...
Tags: Education, Law, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Terrorism, WaPo, Abubakar Shekau, Katsina, Ann Althouse


Terror, Supreme Court Justices, and the Existential Threat

Justice Thomas Uses GOF Brief to “Stump” Obama Lawyers U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Supreme Court is the major bulwark against the destruction of the Second Amendment at the federal level. The independence of the Court is essential to protect the Second Amendment at the Court. On The Russ Clark Show, a local radio show in Yuma Arizona, an investment guru guest, known only as “Edward”, made a prediction: The Supreme Court justices would not accept the Texas v. Pennsylvania lawsuit contesting t...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Mexico, Germany, Court, Georgia, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Terrorism, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump


What the EPA Has in Common With Pornographers

It’s been a few weeks since our last edition of Hellfeed, and in the meantime, things on the feed have gotten somewhat closer to baseline dispiriting: While the president’s efforts to overturn the election results have degenerated from coup attempt to dangerous levels of cringe, social media firms are eager to return…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Youtube, Social Media, Joe Biden, Terrorism, Epa, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Section 230, Parler


Christchurch Terrorist Abused Steroids and Donated Money to Far-Right YouTubers

Brenton Tarrant, the anti-Muslim terrorist who killed 51 people during two attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019, abused steroids and donated money to far-right websites and YouTube personalities like Stefan Molyneux, according to a new report released by the New Zealand government. The 810-page report also…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Youtube, Nazis, Drones, Terrorism, New Zealand, Extremism, Christchurch, Stefan Molyneux, Blair Cottrell, Neo Nazis, Daily Stormer, Christchurch New Zealand, 8chan


Christchurch attacker was radicalised on YouTube: Inquiry by NZ govt

The gunmen who attacked two mosques in March last year in Christchurch, New Zealand, frequently visited YouTube as “a significant source of information and inspiration” rather than extreme right-wing websites, according to an inquiry report submitted by a Royal Commission that was appointed by the Kiwi government. Although the attacker, Brenton Tarrant, had visited extremist chat rooms and forums on other websites like Reddit, 4chan and 8chan, YouTube played a far more influential role, the repo...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Guardian, Hate Speech, Nz, APAC, Royal Commission, Tarrant, Christchurch New Zealand, Content Moderation


Iranian diplomat on trial over plan to bomb a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker but Mossad tipped off the police

Rudy Giuliani delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) meeting in Villepinte, France on June 30, 2018. Regis Duvignau/Reuters An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. Iran's Assadollah Assadi was not in the dock having claimed diplomatic immunity.  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, an exiled Iranian opposition group, was the mai...
Tags: UK, News, France, Germany, US, International, Trends, Eu, Iran, Ap, Bbc, Vienna, Terrorism, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK


Iran planned to bomb a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker but Mossad tipped off the police, court hears

Rudy Giuliani delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) meeting in Villepinte, France on June 30, 2018. Regis Duvignau/Reuters An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. Iran's Assadollah Assadi was not in the dock having claimed diplomatic immunity.  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, an exiled Iranian opposition group, was the mai...
Tags: UK, News, France, Germany, US, International, Trends, Eu, Iran, Ap, Bbc, Vienna, Terrorism, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK


French President Macron accuses American media — with its critique of systemic racism — of legitimizing terrorism.

He spoke with Ben Smith of the NYT, who wrote: [Macron said] “When France was attacked five years ago, every nation in the world supported us.... So when I see, in that context, several newspapers which I believe are from countries that share our values — journalists who write in a country that is the heir to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution — when I see them legitimizing this violence, and saying that the heart of the problem is that France is racist and Islamophobic, then I say the ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Washington Post, France, Terrorism, Paris, Islam, Catholic, The New York Times, Ben Smith, Times, Smith, Marine Le Pen, Marianne, Macron, Ann Althouse


Israeli hit squad in Iran killed Al-Qaeda's second in command on the anniversary of bombings of two US embassies in Africa

Rescue workers in front of the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 August 1998 after it was bombed by al-Qaeda. Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images Al-Qaeda's second in command was secretly killed by Israeli forces in Iran three months ago, The New York Times reported. Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was gunned down by a two-person hit squad on a motorcycle in the streets of Tehran on August 7, 2020.  His daughter, the widow of former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden was also kille...
Tags: News, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Africa, US, International, Tel Aviv, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Terrorism, New York Times, News UK, Al Qaeda, The New York Times


3 wounded in blast at non-Muslim Saudi cemetery

By ANGELA CHARLTON and AYA BATRAWY | Associated Press PARIS — Three people were wounded Wednesday when an improvised explosive device targeted a ceremony of French, American, British, Italian and Greek officials commemorating the end of World War I at a cemetery in the Saudi city of Jiddah, according to official statements. The ceremony was held at a cemetery for non-Muslim dead, French Foreign Ministry officials said. “Such attacks on innocent people are shameful and entirely without justificat...
Tags: News, Greece, France, Saudi Arabia, Sport, World news, Soccer, Terrorism, Paris, Middle East, Muslim, Associated Press, Jeddah, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Charlton, Red Sea


A normal tourist map, "but everything is negative"

Your standard tourist map is irrepressibly positive about its location—but not this one.Norwegian activist/artist Markus Moestue reveals the dark and shameful sides of Oslo.He hopes his 'Critical Tourist Map' will inspire others to reveal the dark side of their cities. "Only negative stuff about Oslo" Tourism is a conspiracy of euphemisms. Visitors only want to see the best parts of the places they visit. And the places they visit only want to show them their nicest bits. But now, Norwegian...
Tags: Maps, Activism, Prison, Iraq, Africa, Immigration, Sustainability, History, War, Earth, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Innovation, Serbia, Amnesty International, Libya


Attacks like the beheading in Nice are almost impossible to prevent, security sources say

A police officer stands near Notre Dame church, where a knife attack took place, in Nice, France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Pool Three people were killed, including a woman who was beheaded, in an attack in Nice, France, on Thursday. A French police investigator told Insider that the number of people who merit surveillance is too vast to properly manage. A counter-terror analyst in Belgium said that one-man attacks like Nice are especially hard to catch, because they can involve almost no comm...
Tags: Europe, Isis, France, Trends, Terrorism, Paris, News UK, Belgium, Brussels, Nice, Notre Dame, Bataclan, Federal Police, Notre Dame Basilica, Nice France, Mitch Prothero


"Less than two weeks after the beheading of a French schoolteacher, an assailant carrying a knife entered the towering neo-Gothic basilica in the southern city of Nice early Thursday..."

"... and killed three people, further inflaming tensions in a country already on edge and leading the authorities to increase the terrorism threat level. Officials in Nice described the attack as Islamist terrorism, and it was quickly followed by two similar events — including a knife-wielding assailant outside a French Consulate in Saudi Arabia — though it was not immediately clear whether the events were coordinated. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, told reporters on Thursday that a sus...
Tags: Murder, Law, France, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism, Islam, Nice, Emmanuel Macron, BFM, Allahu, Ann Althouse, Estrosi, Samuel Paty, Nice Christian Estrosi, Mr Estrosi


The NSA is Refusing to Disclose its Policy on Backdooring Commercial Products

Senator Ron Wyden asked, and the NSA didn’t answer: The NSA has long sought agreements with technology companies under which they would build special access for the spy agency into their products, according to disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reporting by Reuters and others. These so-called back doors enable the NSA and other agencies to scan large amounts of traffic without a warrant. Agency advocates say the practice has eased collection of vital intelligence in other co...
Tags: Privacy, Snowden, Nsa, Uncategorized, Surveillance, Terrorism, Edward Snowden, EC, Senate Intelligence Committee, Juniper Networks, Ron Wyden, Agency, Backdoors, Reuters, Bruce Schneier, Neuberger


220 US Marines were killed in the Beirut bombing 37 years ago — it was the deadliest day for the Corps since World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima

U.S. Marines with the School of Infantry-East Color Guard stand at parade rest during a wreath laying ceremony on the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by SOI-East Combat Camera Cpl. Andrew Kuppers/ Released The horrific Oct. 23, 1983 attack on the multinational peacekeepers, an attack purportedly perpetrated by the Iranian-funded terrorist organization Hezbollah, was especially devastating for t...
Tags: US, Trends, Features, Fbi, Marine, Pennsylvania, Ronald Reagan, Terrorism, New York Times, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, North Carolina, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah


"Queen Elizabeth II has approved a rare royal pardon for an inmate convicted of murder who used a narwhal tusk to help stop a terrorist attack..."

"... in which two people were killed before the assailant was killed by the police on London Bridge. The decision to pardon the murderer, Steven Gallant, was in recognition of 'his exceptionally brave actions,' which 'helped save people’s lives despite the tremendous risk to his own,' a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice said in a statement on Monday. If a parole board approves, Mr. Gallant’s minimum 17-year sentence would be reduced by 10 months. The attack in November 2019 began at a pr...
Tags: London, Law, Terrorism, Courage, Pardons, Ministry Of Justice, Elizabeth Ii, Queen Elizabeth, Gallant, Ann Althouse, Steven Gallant


Students pay tribute to beheaded French teacher who feared for his safety after teaching a lesson about freedom of expression

People hold a sign reading 'I am a teacher - Freedom of speech' in front of a middle school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 30kms northwest of Paris, on October 17, 2020. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images The French teacher who was beheaded by an 18-year-old man on Friday after teaching his pupils about freedom of speech has been identified as Samuel Paty.  Paty had shown his pupils a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad while discussing the Charlie Hebdo case in a lesson that was part...
Tags: News, France, Islamic State, Trends, Bbc, Terrorism, Paris, News UK, Moscow, Muslim, Huffington Post, London Bridge, Bordeaux, Charlie Hebdo, Samuel, Emmanuel Macron


Lovecraft Country Tried to Save Itself By Getting Timey-Wimey, But It Didn't Work

After spending quite a few episodes giving each member of its cast almost too many motivations that were beginning to make it seem as if Lovecraft Country was setting itself up for storytelling derailment, “Rewind 1921” enters the stage to confirm that yes, the series is trying to do entirely too much.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, Racism, Terrorism, Time Travel, TV Recap, Tulsa, Abbey Lee, Michael K Williams, Matt Ruff, Aunjanue Ellis, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors


Suspects in Michigan plot hid their cellphones in a box to be safe but failed to check one another for wires, FBI says

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. AP Photo/David Eggert Members of a group charged with plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan were said to have made some security lapses during their meetings. An affidavit from an FBI special agent describes a meeting in which one man collected all other attendees' cellphones and put them in a box "to prevent any monitoring." Unbeknownst to them, the special agent said, an FBI source who attended the meeting was wearing a recordi...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Fbi, Fox, Terrorism, Militia, Michigan, Grand Rapids, David Eggert, Capitol, Lansing, Trask, Tech Insider, Adam Fox, David Choi


Armed Michigan plotters hid their cellphones in a box to be safe but failed to check each other for wires

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. AP Photo/David Eggert Members of the armed group, who were charged with plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, made some security lapses during their group meetings. One of the members collected all of their cell phones and put them in a box "to prevent any monitoring," a federal affidavit said. Unbeknownst to them, however, one of the confidential sources who attended the meeting was wearing a recording device. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Fbi, Fox, Terrorism, Militia, Michigan, Grand Rapids, David Eggert, Lansing, Tech Insider, Adam Fox, David Choi, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer