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Dearborn Islamic School Linked to Iran, Hezbollah Propagandists Clarion Project By Ryan Mauro with Justen Charters and Alex VanNess Clarion Project has discovered that a private Islamic school in Dearborn, Michigan is linked to diehard supporters of Hezbollah and the Iranian regime. The school teaches students from kindergarten through 9th grade.Great Revelations Academy was founded in 2015 by open supporters of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. By their own admission, the school’s founders are dedicated to spreading his message.Fadlallah was a supporter of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and is considered to be a key inspirer of Hezbollah. Some go so far as to describe him as the terrorist group’s “spiritual leader.”Fadlallah supported the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. Marines (who were serving as peacekeepers) as well as 58 French troops and six civilians.In 2005, he reiterated his support for suicide...
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Daily Caller News Foundation Who Is Kevin McAleenan, The Upcoming Leader Of Homeland Security?by Jason Hopkins Kirstjen Nielsen will officially vacate her position atop the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, leaving Kevin McAleenan as the acting head.President Donald Trump, frustrated over the growing immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border, accepted Nielsen’s resignation after meeting with her at the White House on Sunday. The president went on to announce that McAleenan, the current commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will be taking over her position in an acting capacity. Who is McAleenan and how will he likely manage the illegal migrant crisis?The soon-to-be DHS secretary touts nearly two decades of experience working in immigration enforcement. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, McAleenan worked for some time as an attorney in California. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, however, prompted him to apply for the FBI, but...

Russia's Military Must Leave Venezuela Immediately

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Russia's Military Must Leave Venezuela Immediately   by Jiri Valenta  •  Gatestone Institute   Russia was considering deploying strategic bombers full-time in Venezuela, according to the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, as reported by Moscow Times. The Russian media outlet also reported that an agreement had been reached between Moscow and Caracas to allow the deployment of Russian aircraft at a military base Venezuela's Caribbean island of La Orchila, where Russian advisers were dispatched in December. It is urgent for Washington to act before Russia and Venezuela reach their imminent formal military agreement. At the same time, NATO membership should be offered to Brazil, a major ally, and economic aid should be provided to Columbia. "[China and Russia] back Maduro to the hilt because they have much to lose if his leftist government falls. Both maintain crucial military facilities in the country... In recent months, China, the regime's largest creditor, has...
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NBC New York Suspect Charged With Terrorism in FIT Gun Scare: NYPD By Marc Santia, Wale Aliyu and Jonathan Dienst A Fashion Institute of Technology student was arrested in connection with a gun scare that sent the school in Manhattan into lockdown Friday, law enforcement sources said.Noah Lee, 22, of Manhattan, was charged with terrorism and weapons charges, the NYPD said early Saturday. It wasn't immediately clear whether Lee had an attorney. The school issued a "shelter in place" after students reported a video circulating on social media that showed the student in a school stairwell with what appeared to be a gun, FIT said in a statement. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun, law enforcement sources said. The student was taken into custody at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, according to FIT. Read more: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Suspect-Arrested-After-Sparking-Gun-Scare-at-FIT-Sources-508186971.html...

ISIS militants blew themselves up in Syria’s Raqqa

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Washington Post Monitor: IS militants blew themselves up in Syria’s Raqqa By Associated PressBEIRUT — Islamic State militants blew themselves up following clashes with the U.S.-backed Syrian forces in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was liberated from the extremists nearly two years ago, a war monitor said Wednesday.The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces first confirmed then denied the report.The conflicting reports could not be immediately reconciled, and reflected the precarious security situation in the city, which the militants once called their capital, and which remains plagued with lawlessness despite efforts to rebuild.SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali called the initial news a “misunderstanding.” Bali said the explosion was caused by a land mine that wounded people. Another activist group, Raqqa Being Slaughtered Silently, said a land mine that went off in the western part of Raqqa killed two people.But Rami Abdurrahman, head of Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said militants attacked...