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Police arrest 8 at ‘Occupy ICE’ camp in Portland

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by John Sexton - HotAir.com A group calling itself Occupy ICE has been camped out near the entrance of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland. The office was shut down for the past 8 days over security concerns. Today, Department of Homeland Security officers moved in to clear out a portion of the camp set up in the building’s driveway. There were some confrontations with police and at least 8 people were arrested. From the Oregonian:     Shortly after 6 a.m., dozens of officers, some in riot gear, were lined up on the streets and outside the building entrance. Macadam had been blocked by police vehicles.    A pile of what appeared to be parts of the camp was in the street, and officials loaded much of it into a truck and hauled it off.    By 7:30 a.m., the camp immediately surrounding the headquarters had been torn down. But...
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Fox News Newly released body camera video from the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas includes footage of two metro police officers and three hotel security guards maintaining their positions in a 31st floor hallway at the Mandalay Bay hotel – as a gunman just one floor above them opens fire on a concert crowd.“Stay in your room!” the five men are heard shouting to hotel guests as they creep along the hallway, with weapons drawn.In the background, police radio messages are heard.“Automatic fire. Fully automatic fire from an elevated position. Take cover,” a voice over the radio is heard saying.“Oh, my God,” a police officer is heard saying as gunfire is heard in the background. The 2-minute, 27-second video ends with the men huddled against hotel room doors, holding their weapons and waiting. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/27/video-shows-officers-security-guards-waiting-in-hallway-as-vegas-gunman-opens-fire-above-them.amp.html...
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Fox News 5 San Diego by Matthew Meyer ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman confirmed multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon.The shooting occurred shortly before noon PT at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, about 30 miles east of Washington D.C.A sheriff’s deputy has arrested a suspect near the scene, Bateman said, but the sheriff’s department has not released information on that person or whether there may be other suspects outstanding. The Capital Gazette, often referred to as “The Capital,” is one of the region’s oldest newspapers. It’s owned by the Baltimore Sun. Read more: https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/06/28/sheriff-multiple-people-killed-in-maryland-newsroom-shooting/...
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The Economic Times Pakistan could be placed on the blacklist of countries that financially aid terrorism, media reports said today as Islamabad fielded its interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar to defend the country in Paris where the Financial Action Task Force is meeting.The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.Currently placed on the FATF'S 'grey list', Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the FATF, a measure that officials here fear could hurt its economy, which is already under strain.In February, Pakistan narrowly escaped placement, but a senior official of the FATF confirmed that it will be placed on the FATF's watch-list in June, the Express Tribune reported. Pakistan was previously on...
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Washington Post  by Spencer S. Hsu A Libyan militia leader convicted in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in the District of Columbia.A jury in November acquitted Ahmed Abu Khattala, 47, of murder and attempted murder in the overnight attacks that began Sept. 11, 2012, on a U.S. diplomatic mission and nearby CIA post. But he was convicted on charges including conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists, and it was the extent of Abu Khattala’s role as ringleader that U.S. District Judge Christopher R. “Casey” Cooper considered in sentencing him.Legal analysts said the ability of the government to incapacitate Abu Khattala through a life sentence or its practical equivalent would influence decisions whether to seek civilian prosecutions in similar cases in the future. Prosecutors had sought a life sentence;...
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Express UK THOUSANDS of elite ‘ROBOCOPS’ will protect Trump during UK visit amid 'TERROR ATTACK' fear UP TO 10,000 police officers will be drafted in to protect the US President from mass protests and the threat of a terror attack when he visits the UK next month, it has been revealed. By Thomas Mackie Elite armed officers and the counter-terror ‘robocops’ who train alongside the SAS will be on alert amid fears of a terrorist atrocity.Hundreds of riot vans are expected to take to the streets to prevent planned rallies and marches against Donald Trump turning violent - particularly when they clash with supporters of the US President.A total of 40 police cars and motorbike outriders are thought to have been demanded whenever Trump travels by road, to shield him for assassination attempts. Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/978706/donald-trump-latest-uk-state-visit-police-officers-protect-us-president-terror-attack-fear...
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Eurasia Review By Amin MasoodiSix people, including the head of a pro-Islamic State group and three suspected militants, were killed Friday during a gun battle in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said.The firefight took place two days after India’s central government took direct control of Indian Kashmir by placing it under so-called governor’s rule.S.P. Vaid, director general of police, said the clash erupted after militants who had taken shelter in a house fired at security forces in Anantnag district’s Nowshera village, about 55 km (34 miles) from Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city.The home owner was killed and his wife was injured, Vaid said, adding that a policeman also died in the gun battle.Vaid identified the slain militant leader as Dawood Ahmad Sofi, 32. Read more: http://www.eurasiareview.com/24062018-india-says-leader-of-pro-islamic-state-group-killed-in-kashmir-firefight/...

Afghan official: Taliban suicide bomber kills 8 police

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Washington Post By Associated PressJune 25, 2018 at 2:38 PMKABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a base in eastern Afghanistan, killing eight police.Fared Dehqan, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Kunar province, says four other police were wounded in Monday’s attack.He says the bomber was able to enter the base and detonate his payload among the security forces. An investigation has been launched into the apparent security breach.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Kunar, but the Taliban are active in the province.Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/asia_pacific/afghan-official-taliban-suicide-bomber-kills-8-police/2018/06/25/ec6331f2-78a6-11e8-ac4e-421ef7165923_story.html...

Taliban bomb-maker convicted of UK terrorism plot

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Business Insider LONDON (Reuters) - A British man who had made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan and was plotting an attack near London's parliament was convicted of terrorism offences on Tuesday.Khalid Ali was carrying three knives when he was arrested by armed police in April last year.Only just over a month earlier, a British-born convert to Islam had plowed a car into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing a policeman to death in the grounds of parliament.  The Old Bailey court heard Ali, 28, had intended to kill a police officer, a member of the armed forces or even a Member of Parliament, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.Five days before he was stopped, Ali visited potential targets such as Westminster Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-taliban-bomb-maker-convicted-of-uk-terrorism-plot-2018-6...
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By Andrew Craft | Fox News INDIAN SPRINGS, Nev. –  Inside the Creech Air Force Base one hour north of Las Vegas, military pilots navigate counter-terrorism missions across the world – from a windowless room in a military installation adjacent to a two-lane highway.The base serves as the nerve center for the country’s drone program (officials take umbrage at the term drone – these aircrafts are not your tech friend’s hobby toy). Pilots act as combatants in the sky over places like Syria, Iraq, and locations in Africa. But they’re sitting in a cockpit in the middle of the desert. “We fly with the same laws of armed conflict with our manned brethren. We fly with the same rules of engagement. In many ways, I would say because we’re there and we have that persistent look, we’re there for a long time on top of the targets, we generally have...
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Forbes by Daniel Fisher Six days after the FBI arrested billionaire Raj Rajaratnam on insider-trading charges in October 2009, lawyers at Motley Rice hit him with their own charge: Financing terror. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in New Jersey, the law firm famous for its $1 billion fee in the 1998 tobacco settlement accused Rajaratnam, an ethnic Tamil who founded the Galleon Group of hedge funds, of contributing millions of dollars to a charity that financed the vicious Tamil Tigers terrorism group.It is one of several lawsuits Motley Rice attorney Michael Elsner has launched against international banks, the Saudi government and other entities on behalf of terror victims. The cases have generated headlines but mixed success in the courts.Elsner’s long-running lawsuit against Jordan’s Arab Bank on behalf of foreign victims of Palestinian terror groups ended in April, for example, when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the idea foreign...

Secret Court Documents: Kids Radicalized By Age 2

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Clarion Project By David Harris The documents concern at least 20 Muslim children – kids in the UK as well as those returning from Syria and Iraq – who have been taken away from their parents at some point by authorities. Cases include: A  brainwashed boy, 5, who shouts “shame” at women who are not wearing burqas A girl, 5, filmed joining in a pro-Osama bin Laden chant with her parents (the PIN on her mother’s phone was 0911) A boy, 2, taken by his mother to Syria to live in ISIS’ de facto capital Raqqa. Pictures were taken of him holding an AK-47 assault rifle and dressed as a terrorist. Upon his return, he was found to be developmentally delayed and obsessed with guns and “shooting people.” A teenage girl removed from a plane flying to Syria. She had watched a “colossal volume” of ISIS propaganda videos. Authorities said...

McCaul Releases June Terror Threat Snapshot

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Homeland Security Committee McCaul Releases June Terror Threat Snapshot Counterterrorism Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today released June’s Terror Threat Snapshot, a monthly assessment of the Committee’s continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS and other Islamist terrorists. Key Points: May 22 marks one year since the devastating Manchester Arena bombing which left 22 dead and 116 injured. Rear Admiral Brian Hendrickson, Director, Network Engagement Team, U.S. Southern Command, expressed his concern about terrorists utilizing existing smuggling routes on the border between the U.S. and Mexcio, “The corrosive activities pose a threat to the stability of our partners and to our national security.” He continued, “The region is also home to networks that specialize in smuggling illegal immigrants from places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, all places where terrorist organizations like al-Shabab, ISIS, al-Qaeda and their affiliates operate…Some...

ISIS Uses ‘Chicken Suicide Bombers’

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The Times of IndiaIslamic State (ISIS) jihadists are using birds strapped with explosives to target the enemy.   ...

Suicide bomber strikes

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Reuters BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Four members of east Libyan security forces were killed in the city of Derna on Wednesday by a suicide bomber bearing a white flag as he drove towards a group of soldiers and detonated explosives packed into the vehicle when he got close. The LNA is fighting to take Derna, the last city in eastern Libya outside its control, after launching a ground offensive against a coalition of local forces and Islamist militants last month. Read more: https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503879/suicide-bomber-strikes/...
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The Heritage Foundation By Joshua Meservey and Andrew VadyakThe Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram gained worldwide infamy in April 2014 when it kidnapped 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.Now, thanks to two recent studies by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, we know that the kidnapping raid was the beginning of an appalling evolution in Boko Haram’s use of women and girls in its terrorist activities.Prior to 2014, Boko Haram used only male suicide bombers. Two months after the Chibok kidnappings, however, the group dispatched its first female suicide bomber, which proved to be the start of a terrible trend.By the end of 2014, females had perpetrated the majority of all bombings that year in attacks where the bomber’s gender was ascertained.From June 2014 to the end of February of this year, the group deployed 469 female suicide bombers...
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Investopedia By Daniel Liberto U.S. lawmakers have pleaded with Alphabet Inc.’s Google to reconsider its partnership with Huawei, claiming that the Chinese technology giant "could pose a serious risk to U.S. national security and American consumers.”In a letter to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, reported on by Reuters, Republican and Democrat lawmakers warned that Huawei has “extensive ties” with the Chinese communist party. The lawmakers also criticized Google’s refusal to renew Project Maven, an artificial intelligence research partnership with the Department of Defense. (See also: Why Did Trump Block Broadcom's Bid for Qualcomm?)"We urge you to reconsider Google's partnership with Huawei, particularly since your company recently refused to renew a key research partnership, Project Maven, with the Department of Defense,” the letter said. “This project uses artificial intelligence to improve the accuracy of U.S. military targeting, not least to reduce civilian casualties.”The letter added: "While we regret that Google did not...

Switzerland Welcomes Radicalization?

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Gatestone Institute Switzerland Welcomes Radicalization   by Judith Bergman   There are approximately 250 mosques in Switzerland, but the authorities do not know who finances them. By rejecting the proposal compelling mosques to disclose who finances them, the Swiss authorities can now remain willfully blind. The Muslim World League is behind "a whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland... with the clear intention of spreading Salafist thought here". — Saïda Keller-Messahli, expert on Islam in Switzerland. Above all, the Swiss government seems not to have considered the rights of Swiss non-Muslim citizens, who are the ones left to live with the consequences of the government's ill-thought-out policies. Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12558/switzerland-islam-radicalization...
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RT  A bare-chested man has been arrested in Tours, France, after he reportedly attacked passers-by with a knife, shouting "Allahu Akbar" and asking the police to shoot him.Armed with a kitchen knife, the man had reportedly tried to attack pedestrians on a footbridge spanning the Loire river in Tours, a town in France’s central Loire Valley region. He managed to overpower a man in his 60s and threatened to throw him over the railing of the bridge before police moved in and arrested him, according to French media. The 30-year-old man lived in Tours and was reportedly known to police for previous violent acts. He will be evaluated by mental health professionals on Wednesday night, and anti-terrorism authorities have been notified. Read more: https://www.rt.com/news/430358-france-detained-allahu-akbar/...
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Lawfare By Lorenzo Vidino, Seamus Hughes Although many view the downfall of the Islamic State’s territorial project as a moment of relative respite, U.S. counterterrorism authorities continue to contend with potential terrorist threats against the homeland. Most analysts recognize the challenges posed by returning American foreign fighters, online radicalization, and lone Islamic State sympathizers. But somewhat overlooked is yet another substantial concern: the impending release of terrorists who have served their time in prison.The problem is widely debated in Europe. Last week, France’s top terrorism prosecutor, François Molins, revealed that about 40 convicted terrorists are due to be released from the French prison system, calling the phenomenon a “major risk.” British authorities have recently expressed similar concerns. It has in fact been revealed that some 80 individuals convicted of terrorism offenses between 2007 and 2016 in the UK will be released by the end of the year, and that many...