Daily Archives: December 11, 2016

{FD} Islamic State militants retake ancient city of Palmyra

In winning back Palmyra, the extremist group appeared to be taking advantage of the Syrian and Russian preoccupation with Aleppo, timing its attack to coincide with a major government offensive to capture the last remaining opposition-held neighborhood… Continue reading

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{FD} Japan denies Chinese claim of dangerous fighter-jet conduct

Japan has protested to China about what it says are groundless accusations that Japanese fighter jets had fired “jamming shells” as six Chinese military planes flew over waters between Japan’s southern Okinawa and Miyako islands. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at Bill English, New Zealand’s new prime minister

Bill English was sworn in Monday as New Zealand’s 39th prime minister after John Key resigned. Continue reading

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{FD} Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-Saints player Will Smith

The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star was drunk, violent a… Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline: Events related to shooting death of Saints’ Smith

New Orleans resident Cardell Hayes has been convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, whose death earlier this year shocked the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Man held for allegedly stabbing worshipper near California mosque

A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime after police say he stabbed a worshipper near a Simi Valley mosque. Continue reading

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{FD} Social Democrats easily win Romania parliamentary election

Near-final results show Romania’s left-leaning Social Democrats easily won parliamentary elections a year after a major anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong finance chief quits, leadership bid expected

Hong Kong’s financial chief has resigned amid mounting speculation that he will make a bid for the southern Chinese city’s top job. Continue reading

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{FD} London Counterterrorism Officer Quits Over Double Standard For Muslims

[Javaria Saaed, a member of the counterterrorism division at Scotland Yard] Political correctness causes London police to protect Muslim extremists within their ranks and discount reports of crimes they’ve committed, says former counterterrorism officer Javaria Saaed. By M.G. Oprea The Federalist, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 When Javaria Saaed, a member of the counterterrorism division at Scotland … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Flight attendant who ditched cocaine at LAX to plead guilty

A former JetBlue flight attendant accused of trying to sneak a suitcase full of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport and making a dramatic dash to escape is set to plead guilty in the case in federal court on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Crash exposes gulf between Brazilians and their leaders

As Brazilians mourned the recent plane crash that killed 71 people, including almost an entire soccer team, President Michel Temer spent days publicly wavering about whether to attend the memorial service in the southern city of Chapeco. Continue reading

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{FD} Fake Hatewatch: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Calls Orlando Jihad Massacre ‘a Right-Wing Plot’

While shooting gays in cold-blood in Orlando night-club Pulse Omar Mateen, in an air of false messianic euphoria, exclaimed that he “spared blacks because they had suffered enough”. The media loved to repeat that phrase ad nauseum. Omar neither spared blacks nor did he have any lid on his racism against blacks, calling them ‘******’ … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Candlelight vigil held for John Glenn in hometown church

John Glenn’s hometown church in Ohio has held a candlelight vigil to celebrate the life and legacy of the hero-astronaut. Continue reading

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{FD} New York-based Egyptian Muslim activist calls for boycott of Copts: “The crescent must be on top of the cross”

The Copts are the most discriminated and marginalised people in Egypt, reduced to live in slums and forbidden to take residency elsewhere. Muslims refuse to allow them free movement wherever they want to go, they forbid them to engage freely in trade or display or sell Christian symbols. The Copts hide in their own ghettos, … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Homeless advocate who lost leg returns to LA’s Skid Row

A homeless advocate who lost his leg to the streets has returned to Skid Row in a wheelchair. Continue reading

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{FD} Faux Islamophobia: Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque

by Lana Shadwick Breitbart, 11 Dec 2016 HOUSTON, Texas — The Muslim charged with arson of his own mosque on Christmas Day 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony arson in a Harris County (Houston) district court and was sentenced to prison. The charging instrument stated that Gary Nathaniel Moore started a fire with the intent to … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia ‘warns’ Trump against banning oil imports

These goat ******* can keep their oil to lube the ***** of the goats they love so much. Whoever continues to trade with Saudi Arabia and the rest of Islamic countries, is only furthering the spread of terror, wars and miseries around the world. An endless worldwide activity since the creation of oil production. Cheap … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Jury deliberations begin in trial of ex-NFL star’s killer

Jury deliberations began Sunday evening in the case of a man charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith after an April 9 car crash. Continue reading

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{FD} Man held for allegedly stabbing worshipper near mosque

A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime after police say he stabbed a worshipper near a Simi Valley mosque. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill English chosen as New Zealand’s prime minister

The conservative caucus in New Zealand’s Parliament has chosen Bill English to be the next prime minister. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi cleric: Muslims may dress as priests or rabbis to carry out jihad massacres

A Muslim sheikh, Walid Al-Wadaan, Saudi professor at the University of Muhammed Ben Saud in Riad/KSA, permit Mujahideen to deceive the infidel by dressing like priests or women in order to carry terrorist attacks. Let’s not forget that these are not some independent clerics with ‘minority’ opinions. They are clerics working under the Saudi government … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds turn out to honor slain Georgia officer

Hundreds of people turned out to pay their last respects to a Georgia police officer shot and killed with his best friend and fellow officer last week. Continue reading

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{FD} UK: ‘Muslims Like Us’ reality show to prove ‘normal muslims’ only proves extremism dominates

Muslims Like Us shows that radical Islam dominates – we must drink tea and unite against it Tim Stanley, Telegraph 11 December 2016 • 6:00am Two British Asians in Jubilee Street in Stepney Green, east London at a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. How do radicalisation and segregation happen? Obstinacy and … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} German Christmas market in Birmingham is forced to erect concrete barriers due to terror threats

  Concrete barriers erected around German Christmas market in Birmingham ‘to stop terror attacks’   Concrete barriers have been erected at Birmingham’s German Market  The bollards were put up this week to safeguard thousands who flock there  It is estimated that 5.5 million people will visit the market before December 29 The move follows a rash … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Jihadi sleeper asylum seeker can’t be deported over his ‘human rights’

A mass murderer ‘could be tortured’? Who gives a ****. Human rights are for humans, not for subhuman savages. The UK government need to sign a Sharia outsourcing contract with Saudi Barbaria and send these pigs to be decapitated there, with proof. . . Untouchable: The jihadi sleeper agent we can’t deport – or even identify … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Snow cancels hundreds of flights at Chicago airports, below-freezing temps forecast for Northeast

A blanket of snow will cover the Great Lakes and the Northeast ahead of an expected dip into Arctic-cold temperatures. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt: Coptic Christians slaughtered in bomb attack, ‘The dead were everywhere’

‘The dead were everywhere’ – 23 Coptic Christians killed in bomb attack on chapel complex Telegraph. Magdy Samaan, Cairo James Rothwell 11 December 2016 • 12:10pm Men, women and children filed in to Cairo’s Coptic Christian chapel on Sunday morning, taking a moment of respite from the bustle of the Egyptian capital’s busy streets. Situated in a … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Girl suicide bombers killed in Nigeria terror attack, witnesses say

Two girl suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Big crowd turns out for colorful gay pride parade in Rio

Tens of thousands of people have celebrated at Rio de Janeiro’s annual gay pride parade at Copacabana beach. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela pulling most widely used bill from circulation

Venezuela is pulling its largest current bank note out of circulation amid raging inflation. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire at Michigan ski lodge sends 12 to hospital

A fire at the main lodge at Boyne Highlands, a popular ski resort in northern Michigan, injured 12 people and forced the evacuation of dozens more early Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Swiss trains now running through world’s longest rail tunnel

Switzerland’s national rail company SBB has started regular service through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest railway tunnel. Continue reading

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{FD} Families of California salon shooting victims urge plea deal

Families of some victims of a mass killing at a Seal Beach hair salon want prosecutors to accept a plea deal from the convicted killer, saying they’re exhausted by years of legally wrangling in a case marred by prosecutorial misconduct. Continue reading

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{FD} Priest who served Chicago, Quincy moves closer to sainthood

A priest who served in Chicago and western Illinois in the late 1800s is a step closer to becoming a saint. Continue reading

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{FD} Newtown to remember shooting with 15 minutes of silence

Newtown will mark the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre with 15 minutes of reflective silence. Continue reading

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{FD} Kosovo, Montenegro premiers meet in neighboring Albania

Officials say the prime ministers of Kosovo and Montenegro have met for talks on bilateral and regional issues. Continue reading

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{FD} Netanyahu hopes to work with Trump to undo Iran deal

President-elect Donald Trump will be a good friend to Israel and hopefully the two countries can work together to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Accreditation group gives ‘warning’ to Baylor University

A leading university-accrediting body has issued a “warning” to Baylor University that the school’s compliance with the body’s standards will be closely monitored for the next year. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Algerian journalist on hunger strike dies

A lawyer says an Algerian journalist on a hunger strike to protest a two-year sentence for offending President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died in a hospital in the capital. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian city retaken by IS

A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Islamic State fighters retook Sunday from Syrian troops in a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Man, 75, accused in cold case killing of British couple at sea in front of sons

Prosecutors say a 75-year-old Northern California man was implicated in a cold case double murder on the high seas by his two sons. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: VA hospital left body in shower room for 9 hours

A news report says that staff at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida left the body of a veteran in a shower for nine hours after the veteran had died and proper pickup procedures to the morgue weren’t followed. Continue reading

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{FD} Kissinger asks for patience despite Trump’s provoking ideas

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has described President-elect Donald Trump as being a personality that has “no precedent in modern American history,” but cautioned against judging him on his campaign rhetoric. Continue reading

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{FD} USGS records several small earthquakes across Oklahoma

Several small earthquakes have been recorded during the weekend across Oklahoma, the largest being a magnitude 3.7 temblor near Waukomis. Continue reading

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{FD} Bah! Humbug! ACLU sues over Christmas tree cross

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against the town on behalf of Joseph Tomkins, a resident who said the image of the lighted cross has caused him “irreparable harm.” Continue reading

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{FD} Have travel plans? Prepare for cold rain and snow

A blanket of snow will cover the Great Lakes and the Northeast ahead of an expected dip into Arctic-cold temperatures. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli lawmaker campaigns to investigate PM Netanyahu

A leading Israeli opposition lawmaker has launched a campaign calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be investigated for corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} US estimate on IS fighters killed, gravely wounded in Mosul

Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces have killed or gravely wounded more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the battle for Mosul since October, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Orlando marks 6-month anniversary of nightclub massacre

Survivors, staff and family members of victims who were killed during the Orlando nightclub massacre are gathering outside Pulse to mark the six-month anniversary of the rampage. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in Bulgaria tanker train explosion rises to 8

Bulgarian authorities say the death toll from a tanker train explosion has risen to eight after a young man died of severe burns. Continue reading

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