Islamic Terrorist Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Mows Down Pedestrians With His Truck Near The World Trade Center

Terror has just struck New York City once again. On Tuesday afternoon, a “Middle Eastern man” shouting “Allahu Akbar” used his truck as a weapon in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center. After careening on to a bike path and hitting numerous bikers and pedestrians at high speed, he was finally stopped after his truck rammed into a school bus. The suspect was shot twice by the police, but according to Fox News he is expected to survive…

At least six people are dead after a driver barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.

Another nine people were injured, authorities said. Police tweeted that one person — who police shot twice — has been taken into custody and is expected to survive. Police added that there are “no others outstanding.”

Since that Fox News report came out, the death toll has been updated.

At this point at least 8 people are dead, and there is still a possibility that number could go higher.

Clearly, we now know that this was an act of Islamic terror. But initially many mainstream news outlets scrubbed any reference to Islamic terror completely from their reports. For example, this is how USA Today described the attack…

A motorist in a rented pickup truck plowed through a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday and fatally struck several people, then emerged screaming and brandishing “imitation firearms” before he was shot by police.

The afternoon incident began with a driver careening on to a pedestrian walkway and bike path, running over pedestrians and bikers, the New York police said via Twitter. Witnesses described a horrific scene with people diving from the path of the speeding truck.

Reading that report, you would have absolutely no hint as to what the motivation for the attack was. It is this kind of political correctness that drives me up a wall.

And guess what?

ISIS had actually warned that an attack was coming on Halloween ahead of time

A pro-ISIS media group circulated an image today of a knife dripping blood over the Eiffel Tower, calling on lone jihadists to attack on Halloween.

“Enjoy their gathering,” reads the text superimposed over the image. “Terrorize October 31.”

Added was the hashtag #Paslechoix: “no choice.” Below that was the message, “Get out before it’s too late.”

These kinds of terror attacks are a way to become instantly famous, and that is what terrorists ultimately want.

They want to create fear, and they want their acts of terror to get as much attention as possible.

Over the past couple of years, vehicle attacks have become increasingly popular among Islamic terrorists. Just consider the following examples

The first high profile vehicular attack took place on Bastille Day in Nice, France, when a Tunisian born man inspired by ISIS ran down hundreds of people, killing 84. The tactic then appeared again when a Tunisian asylum seeker plowed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, and when a Somalian-American national plunged his car into students at Ohio State University in November 2016.

London since this time has been hit twice by vehicular terrorist attacks in 2017, both in crowded tourist areas killing more than a dozen. The last major vehicular terrorist attack in the West occurred in Barcelona in mid-August when a young jihadist terror cell rented van that plowed into Las Ramblas, a well known tourist site.

From now on, whenever you are in a crowded area in a major western city you will need to be aware of the potential for an attack.

Overall, the number of Islamic terror attacks continues to increase year after year. According to one site that tracks these things, in 2017 there have been “1749 Islamic attacks in 57 countries, in which 12443 people were killed and 12440 injured.”

Islamic terrorists have declared war on our way of life, and they have no problem with using violence to achieve their goal of world domination.

Sadly, many of our politicians won’t even use the term “Islamic terror” anymore, and many of them do not even understand that these radical terrorists have declared an unending war on us.

We need leaders that get the fact that Islamic terror is a fundamental threat to our society. I am so glad that President Trump is so focused on confronting terrorism, and I will be the exact same way when I go to Congress.

Many of us in the western world simply do not understand what would motivate these terrorists to willingly lay down their lives. These jihadists are entirely convinced that they are contributing to the ultimate global triumph of Islam, and they also believe that they will be greatly rewarded in the afterlife for their actions.

The term “Islam” originally comes from a root word that means “submission” or “surrender”. And that is precisely what all of us would be expected to do if the radical jihadists ultimately have their way. Either we would be expected to convert to Islam, or we would suffer the consequences.

Islamic terrorism is a deeply insidious ideology, and we must never back down in our fight against it.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

Desperate Liberals Try To Blame The Manchester Terror Attack On Anyone Other Than Islamic Terrorists

The left just can’t seem to understand that Islamic terrorists are going to try to destroy our way of life no matter how nice we are to them.  On Monday night, a bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert made headlines all over the globe.  22 people, including an 8-year-old girl, were killed and 59 were wounded.  It is exactly the sort of “soft target” attack that I have been warning about, and ISIS quickly claimed responsibility.  Within the last 30 days, there have been 169 Islamic terror attacks in a total of 24 different countries.  Last year, the number of global terror attacks was up 25 percent from the year before, and this year we will almost certainly see another all-time record high.  But many liberals never even want to use the phrase “Islamic terror” because it doesn’t fit their agenda.

In fact, many liberals immediately jumped on Twitter after the terror attack in Manchester and started warning about the spread of “Islamophobia”.

For example, Quen Took posted the following tweet…

Don’t use incident as an excuse for Islamophobia. Stand with our beautiful Muslim siblings & don’t scapegoat innocent people.

And TheBardAsPundit warned that engaging in “Islamophobia” may provoke more terror attacks…

I have a good idea. Let’s piss off more Muslims with mindless Islamophobia. That should help.

Of course the mainstream media here in the United States attempted to put their own politically-correct spin on things.  On ABC, there was far more concern about “anti-Islamic backlash” than there was for the victims of the attack…

Despite the horrific nature and impact, ABC was eager to downplay the motive behind the deadly attack. In fact, ABC was more worried about the perpetrators than the victims, warning that this could provoke an “anti-Islamic backlash” across Europe.

And on the Today show on NBC, counter-terrorism “expert” Richard Clarke seemed to blame President Trump for the rise in terror attacks that we have been seeing…

They have a good police and security service and so do we, but we have no ostracized, we’ve embraced our Muslim Americans. That’s why the talk against Muslims in the last year in the campaign and since has been very counterproductive. The only way to solve this problem is to have everyone think they’re on the same side.

Yes, let’s follow Clarke’s advice and try to convince the Islamic terrorists that we are on their side.

That should work.

Until the entire western world is willing to embrace Islam and swear allegiance to Allah, the radical Islamists will never stop.  Their faith tells them that it is their destiny to rule the world, and they will never rest until they have achieved that goal.

Unfortunately, most people believe what they want to believe, and what most politically-correct pundits in the western world want to believe is that radical Islam is not the problem.

On CNN, one “analyst” even suggested that the attack in Manchester may have been a “false flag” conducted by “right-wing” extremists…

CNN “Terror Analyst” Paul Cruickshank said Monday night on Anderson Cooper’s AC360 that the bombing attack in Manchester could be a “right-wing” “false flag.”

“It must also be noted that in recent months in Europe, there’s been a number of false flag plots where right-wing extremists have tried to frame Islamists for terrorism,” Cruickshank said. “We have seen that in Germany in recent weeks.”

Of course that theory didn’t last long once the authorities identified the attacker as a Muslim.

It is absolutely imperative that we understand the mindset of these Islamic radicals.  If they could press a button that would annihilate all non-Muslims on the entire planet, many of them would do it.

Some of the more “moderate” jihadists would prefer to give everyone a chance to convert to Islam first before killing them, but the end result would be the same.

There is no possible way to compromise with people that are intent on exterminating you.  And as they get their hands on more powerful weapons, the size and scale of these terror attacks is going to increase exponentially.

We must make every effort to defeat terror groups such as ISIS militarily, but even more importantly we must seek to turn hearts and minds away from radical Islam all over the planet.  It is a bankrupt worldview, and we need to show those that are following radical Islam that there is a much better way.

Unfortunately, nations all over the western world are turning away from the values and the principles that they were founded upon, and so western leaders have very little to offer at this point.

One recent report found that Islam is on track to surpass Christianity and will become the largest faith on the entire planet by the year 2070.  Violence and bloodshed will continue to be used by jihadists to advance their faith, but another way that the goal of global domination is moved forward is by migration.  Paul Nehlen, the author of an upcoming book entitled “Wage The Battle”, recently explained how this works

“Hijrah means ‘migration in the name of Allah,’” said Nehlen, who explained that the ultimate goal is to populate non-Muslim nations to the extent needed to impose Shariah law.

“The hijrah is one way of spreading the Shariah, spreading the law of Islam, this political doctrine, to land where Islam isn’t,” Nehlen said. “That’s what this documentary covers. It talks about the bigger picture here of what we saw here. It stems directly from their fundamental texts.”

He said hijrah is another method by which Muslims can earn their salvation.

“Quite unlike a Christian, who believes you can’t earn your way in and only by the grace of God are you granted access to heaven through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, Muslims believe they can earn their way in,” Nehlen said. “They believe they have to earn their way in.”

Radical Islam has declared war on us, but most liberals don’t even think that we are in a war.

And in any war, if one side chooses not to fight the other side wins by default.

The western world desperately needs to wake up, because we are in a life or death battle, and right now this fight is only in the early rounds.

‘Allahu Akbar’ Becomes A Rallying Call As Leftists Join Forces With Radical Muslims To Fight Trump All Across America

An “unholy alliance” between anti-Trump leftists and radical Muslims is beginning to emerge all over America.  President Trump’s recent executive order that restricted immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is bringing a very strange mixture of people out to street protests.  On the one hand you have hardcore Muslims that are chanting “Allahu Akbar” and that believe that Islamic law will someday prevail over the U.S. Constitution, and on the other hand you have radical leftists marching right next to them that are protesting for “women’s rights”, “gay rights” and “civil rights”.  The ironic thing about all of this is that if the radical Muslims have their way, the leftists will either convert to Islam someday or will be completely destroyed.  But for now they need one another, and so a very odd marriage of convenience has taken place.

Later on in this article I want to discuss the very unusual “I Am Muslim Too” protest that just took place in Times Square in New York City, but first I want to talk about what happened when the Nation of Islam held their annual meeting in Detroit over the weekend.  It is being reported that thousands of people in the audience were enthusiastically chanting “Allahu Akbar” as Louis Farrakhan made his way to the stage, and Farrakhan made it abundantly clear to those assembled that he plans to oppose Trump every step of the way

“I’m here to talk to all of you who are shaking in your boots” over Trump being president, Farrakhan said. Imitating a person who’s worried about Trump, Farrakhan said: “What are we going to do, the president is bad. He’s the president and he don’t like black people. He don’t like Mexicans. He don’t like Muslims.”

Farrakhan then said: “Maybe so. Who cares? We don’t give a damn what he likes or what he doesn’t like.

“Have no fear … the future is ours. Time for the liberation of our people.”

Perhaps it is not much of a surprise for thunderous chants of “Allahu Akbar” to be heard at a Nation of Islam conference, but you definitely wouldn’t expect to hear the same thing in Times Square in New York City.

But that is precisely what happened on Sunday.  According to the Daily Caller, an Islamic call to prayer during the “I Am Muslim Too” protest included the familiar phrase…

Sunday’s anti-Trump rally in New York City featured a Muslim “Allahu Akbar” call to prayer and comparisons between President Trump and Adolf Hitler.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons organized the protest meant to declare “Today, I am a Muslim, too,” and protest Trump’s travel ban on some majority-Muslim countries.

Simmons said in an open letter, “My friends, both Muslims and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler’s, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald.”

This protest attracted a large number of non-Muslim leftists, and when the Muslim call to prayer began the entire crowd became very, very quiet.  If you have not seen footage of this yet, you can find it on YouTube right here

On the one hand you can understand that they were trying to be respectful, but on the other hand one can’t help but imagine how the leftists would have responded if Christian prayers had started to come through the loudspeakers.

This protest was just the latest example of how the radical left and radical Muslims are coming together for a common purpose even though their worldviews are diametrically opposed to one another.  In Islam, a separation between religion and government in unthinkable, and so ultimately you would think that for leftists radical Islam would be considered to be their worst nightmare.  But instead, many of them embrace radical Islam because they think that it makes them look “tolerant”.  The following comes from Paul Joseph Watson

The clip shows left-wing protesters in hushed reverence as they listen to the call to prayer in Times Square while some hold up images of artist Shepard Fairey’s design of a woman in an American flag hijab.

“Allahu Akbar” means “God is great” or “Allah is greater” in Arabic, but it’s better known to westerners as a slogan routinely shouted by jihadists as they massacre innocent people during terrorist attacks.

The event included a speech by Linda Sansour, a Muslim activist and Hamas sympathizer who advocates for Sharia law – a brutal Islamist doctrine that completely disenfranchises women.

This is a pattern that we have seen for quite some time now.  A month ago at the inauguration of Trump, some of the protesters were reportedly displaying ISIS flags and beheading videos in an attempt to freak out Trump supporters.

The radical left and radical Islamists are proudly working together right now because they have a common enemy in Donald Trump.

But would the radical left actually want sharia law to be introduced in this country?

Unfortunately, many among the radical left are completely uneducated about Islam and sharia law.  In this very disturbing YouTube video by Mark Dice, a number of leftists actually indicate that they would be in favor of sharia law being implemented even though they appear to have no understanding of what that would actually mean…

When you watch videos like that one, it is easy to wonder what the future of our nation is going to look like with a public that is so incredibly uninformed.

If you ever have any doubts about how evil radical Islam truly is, just sit down and listen to author Brigitte Gabriel for about five minutes.  She goes around the country telling people how radical Islam absolutely destroyed her home country of Lebanon.  Decades ago Lebanon was one of the most peaceful, stable and prosperous nations in the entire Middle East, but then the radical Islamists moved in and turned it into a war-torn hellhole.

And the truth is that this happens wherever the radical Islamists go.  Just look at Sweden.  At one time Sweden had one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, but now rioting and looting are breaking out everywhere and Malmo has become the most dangerous city in all of western Europe.

So the radical left may want to be very careful, because the people that they are cozying up to right now believe that someday they are going to be able to completely destroy our way of life.

Culturally Enriched Malmo, Sweden is the Most Dangerous City in Western Europe

Multicultural Malmo, Sweden is the most dangerous city in western Europe according to newly released figures, debunking mainstream media claims that Donald Trump is lying when he focuses on the Scandinavian country as an example of the perils of mass immigration.

Trump was ridiculed by the media after referring to an “incident” in Sweden that happened on Friday night. Trump later clarified his remarks, insisting that he actually meant to refer to Sweden’s soaring violent crime rate.

This led to an onslaught of propaganda claiming that mass immigration has had no negative impact on Sweden, including a Sky News report that asserted, “Sweden’s crime rate has fallen since 2005, despite the country taking in hundreds of thousands of immigrants from war-torn countries such as Iraq and Syria.”

The facts suggest otherwise.

According to statistics analyzed by the Sydsvenskan newspaper, Malmo has a “murder index” of 3.4 when homicides for one hundred thousand inhabitants are taken into account, a “a very high figure” according to the report.

This compares to bigger but less dangerous cities in western Europe like Paris (1.8), London (1.3), Copenhagen (1.1) and Berlin (1.0).

Having recorded 11 murders in 2016, Malmo is easily the most dangerous city in the entire Nordic region.

Mass riots, torching of vehicles and sexual assaults have become routine in Malmo and other cities since Sweden opened its doors to mass immigration. The influx of new migrants as a result of the refugee crisis has only made the situation worse.

The situation in Sweden is so dire that even some Somali immigrants are considering returning home, saying that areas of some Swedish cities are more dangerous than their notorious homeland.

Malmo is the perfect example of what happens when mass immigration is allowed to swamp a city. Malmo is now known as “Sweden’s Chicago”.

43% of the population are from a foreign background, with the largest contingent of immigrants coming from Iraq.

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Report: Terrorists, cartels plan border attack for inauguration

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Islamic terrorists and drug cartels in Mexico are planning attacks against U.S.-Mexico border ports around Inauguration Day, according to a report by the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Jihadist and cartel groups reportedly attacked near the site of a new U.S. Consulate last week in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which is located directly across the border from Laredo, Texas. The attacks are part of an effort to send incoming President Donald Trump a message about who is in control, the report states.

A deadly shootout took place last week at the construction site of a new $155 million U.S. Consulate building, which is scheduled to be completed in September.

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The 2016 Timeline of Islamic Terror

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(By Daisy Luther) 2016 has been studded with Islamic terror attacks across the continent in Europe. The attacks began just seven days into January and continued throughout the year. Europe has been overwhelmed by tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Yesterday, the Islamic state cheered two deadly incidents online.

In the first, a truck was driven into a crowded holiday market in Berlin, Germany. The situation is ongoing, but so far there are 12 confirmed dead and 48 injured. The truck, laden with steel beams, was en-route from Poland making a routine delivery. A Polish male thought to be the original driver of the truck was found dead in the cab, dead from a gunshot wound. A 23-year-old Pakistani asylum-seeker has been arrested in connection with the attack, but German police will not confirm at this point if he was the driver of the truck. Some German newspapers are now reporting that the arrested man was not involved and the people responsible are still at large The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

Updated: ISIS has now claimed responsibility for the Berlin attack.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been under perpetual fire for her lenient admission of asylum seekers and will face increased blame should this event have been the act of an immigrant. According to Zero Hedge:

In her remarks to reporters, Merkel acknowledged the pressure that was likely to come to bear on her policy of accepting refugees if, as initial reports from officials indicated, an immigrant was to blame for assault, which according to some skeptics, may explain the U-turn in the change of narrative involving the Pakistani refugee.

“I know it would be especially hard to bear for all of us if it should be confirmed that the person who committed this act sought protection and asylum in Germany,” Ms. Merkel told a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin. “This would be especially despicable toward the many, many Germans who are daily engaged in helping refugees, and toward the many, many people who truly need this protection and strive to integrate themselves into our country.”

President-Elect Trump released the following statement:

Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying terror attack in Berlin. Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. ISIS and other Islamic terrorists continuously slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners.

This was not the first attempted attack on a Christmas market in Germany this year. Zero Hedge reports:

Earlier this month, officials said that Germany narrowly avoided a suspected Islamist attack on a Christmas market in the city of Ludwigshafen. Authorities reported that a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy twice planted an explosive device at a Christmas market there that failed to detonate.

Another incident that occurred yesterday was the shooting of a Russian diplomat in Turkey by a Muslim Turkish police officer who was shouting about the situation in Aleppo, Syria. The murder was caught on film. The attacker was shot by police and died at the scene. The murder of the ambassador is an international incident that could lead to a war between Turkey and Russia. This was the latest in dozens of attacks that have cost hundreds of lives in Turkey this year. Thousands more have been maimed. There were so many incidents that I couldn’t possibly list them all in this article. You can read more about terrorism in Turkey here.

No one wants to speak the phrase “Islamic terror.”

The most astounding thing to me is that no one wants to name the one thing these attacks have in common. This a religious war, but when you point that out, you’re decried as a “racist.” (Islam is not a “race,” by the way.)

Obviously not every person of Islamic faith is a terrorist waiting for a machete and an opportunity. That would be like saying every Christian is like the people of the Westboro Baptist Church. But, these violent and horrifying attacks are occurring in the name of Islam, as confessed by the attackers. To ignore this is the height of politically correct cognitive dissonance.

Here’s a list of 15 horrifying attacks that occurred in Europe this year. It is not comprehensive.

  • January 7, 2016: On the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack a man wearing fake explosives and carrying a meat cleaver attacked police. Sallah Ali, 21 was from Morocco. He was shot dead by police and was found to be carrying a statement written in Arabic and a picture of the Islamic state flag.
  • February 18, 2016: Jalal Uddin, an imam in Manchester UK, was beaten to death by two “lone wolf” ISIS supporters who disagreed with his practice of spiritual healing, something accepted by most Muslims.
  • February 26, 2016: A 15-year-old girl “inspired” by Islamic State stabbed a police office at a railway station in Hanover, Germany.
  • March 26, 2016: 300 people were wounded and 31 people were killed in horrifying coordinated attacks in Brussels, Belgium. An airport and a subway station were bombed, and ISIS has taken credit for the attacks.
  • April 16, 2016: A bombing at a wedding in Essen, Germany seriously injured three people. Two teenagers with ISIS sympathies were convicted of the attack.
  • May 10, 2016: A knife attack by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) left one dead and three injured in Grafting, Germany.
  • June 11, 2016: A transgender man was repeatedly stabbed in Brussels by two men claiming allegiance to Islamic State.
  • June 14, 2016: Police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife were stabbed to death by Larossi Abballa, 25, who stabbed the officer repeatedly outside his home in Magnanville, a northwestern suburb of Paris.
  • July 14, 2016A truck was deliberately driven into crowds of people out celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, killing 86 people and injuring 434 more.
  • July 18, 2016:  A 17-year-old refugee (an unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan) shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) as he attacked five people with an ax in Wurzburg, Germany. He was shot dead by police.
  • July 24, 2016: The Ansbach Music Festival bombing left 15 people injured and the bomber dead. A 27-year-old Syrian who had failed in his bid for asylum carried out the attack. He was allowed to remain in Bavaria due to the situation in Syria.
  • August 19, 2016: A Rabbi in Strasbourg was seriously injured in a knife attack by an attacker who screamed “Allah Akbar” as he slashed and stabbed the man.
  • September 4, 2016: Four Islamic extremist prisoners at a jail in Osny, France stabbed a prison officer in the neck with a homemade weapon.
  • September 27, 2016: A man admitting affiliation with Islamic State stabbed a police officer in Rimini, Italy.
  • October 5, 2016: Three police officers were attacked by a man wielding a machete in the Schaerbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium. Two were stabbed by the man with like to Islamic State.

The US had Islamic terror attacks too.

Of course, the United States has not escaped Islamic terror attacks either. Here are just a few.

  • January 8, 2016: A Philadelphia police officer was shot 3 times while he was sitting in his car. The suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer, confessed to the crime and said he did it “in the name of Islam.”
  • February 12, 2016: A Somali refugee wounded 5 people in a machete attack at an Israeli restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
  • June 12, 2016: Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
  • September 17-19, 2016: Ahmad Khan Rahami planted pressure cooker and pipe bombs in New Jersey and Manhattan. 29 people were injured.
  • November 28, 2016: Abdul Razak Ali Artan rammed his car into a group of students at the Ohio State University. He then stabbed several people  Artan was shot by police. He was an OSU student and Somali refugee. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State and Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

It isn’t politically correct to point out the common thread in these events.

Remember on Scooby Doo back when we were kids how Shaggy and Scooby would huddle in a corner, scrunch their eyes shut, and Shaggy would chant, “I don’t believe in ghosts, I don’t believe in ghosts” over and over, even though there was a giant apparition looming over them?

That seems to be the reaction of the White House to Islamic terrorism. In fact, they won’t even let anyone else say it. Check out how they edited a video of French President Hollande denouncing Islamic terror by removing those words. They are carefully nurturing a culture of cognitive dissonance, and unfortunately, the greater majority of the public will only wake up when something irrefutable happens in their own backyard.

Author Salman Rushdie says this is a terrible mistake. “if you have a group of murderers who say–all of them–that they do it in the name of a particular prophet and a particular ideology, to say it’s not about that is just self-evidently evading the truth.”(You may recall that Rushdie’s irreverent depiction of the Prophet Muhammed in his book, The Satanic Verses, prompted the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa for Rushdie’s death in 1989.)

Anyone who calls an incident an Islamic terror attack is denounced as a hateful person, and this keeps us from properly vetting immigrants. I find it an astonishing example of cognitive dissonance that even when the perpetrators flat out say, “I did this in the name of Islam,” somehow, the PC crowd still says it wasn’t an incident of religion-related terror.

When I point out that an attack was an Islamic terror attack, I can expect my article to be censored on Facebook and Twitter. I can expect a backlash of angry emails from the Social Justice Warriors who think I’m a terrible person. I can expect dozens of people to report a social media post as “hate speech” even when I’m only stating a fact that was confirmed by the person who committed the grievous act.

There is no reason to think that Islamic terror attacks are going to stop. In fact, they’ll probably increase as more and more people are displaced from the Middle East. Meanwhile, folks will be here, staunchly denying that the threat of Islamic terror even exists.

Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated by police officer ‘in revenge for Aleppo’

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Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated by an off-duty police officer in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.

The gunman – smartly dressed in a black suit and tie – reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” after shooting Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the back.

The attacker was fatally shot by police after killing Mr Karlov and wounding three others in what Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called “an act of terrorism”.

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Truck slams into Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least nine

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A truck slammed into a Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday night, killing at least nine people and injuring many others in what police said was a deliberate attack.

The incident took place at an outdoor market near Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. A suspect, believed to be the driver, was arrested at the scene and a passenger was found dead in the passenger seat, according to the Associated Press and German media.

The scene was laced with chaos. Dozens of ambulances lined up in front of the church and police are letting just a few media through to the scene at a time.

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Three people hurt in shooting near Zurich Islamic center in Switzerland

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Three people were wounded in a shooting near an Islamic center in central Zurich on Monday, police said.

Swiss media said a suspect was on the run after the incident near the main train station in Switzerland’s financial capital.

It was not immediately clear whether the Islamic center or any of the other businesses registered buildings nearby, were the target of the attack, or what any motive might have been.

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Canadian woman is among ten people shot dead as gunmen take tourists hostage at castle in Jordan

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Ten people were killed after armed ‘terrorists’ in Jordan opened fire in what appear to be targeted attacks against tourists and police in Karak on Sunday.

A Canadian woman, seven police officers and two Jordanian civilians were killed in Karak, a tourist destination famous for its castle about 70 miles south of the capital of Amman, according to Jordan’s general security department.

Shots broke out in different areas of Karak before the gunmen fled to the city’s medieval castle, where several tourists inside were taken hostage.

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A Spirit Of Violence Rises In America Following The Unveiling Of The ‘Harbinger Of Baal’ In New York

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Is it just a coincidence that we have seen violence erupt all over America since the unveiling of the arch that served as a gateway to the Temple of Baal in New York City on September 19th?  First there were the terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota, then there were the unprecedented riots in Charlotte, and over the weekend there was a horrific mass shooting near Seattle.  All of these events took place within a week after the Arch of Triumph was put up in New York.  Baal was an ancient deity that was often associated with violence and bloodshed, and those that erected this arch have no idea what they are messing with.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn was standing in the crowd when “the harbinger of Baal” was unveiled last Monday afternoon, and he posted video of the unveiling on YouTube

In his best-selling book The Harbinger, Rabbi Cahn documented a number of very specific parallels between ancient Israel before it fell and America today, and now he is adding “the harbinger of Baal” to the list.  The following is an excerpt from a WND article that Rabbi Cahn just authored about the unveiling of this arch…

But Israel’s defiance of God was linked to a specific entity – the god Baal. Baal was the god to whom they sacrificed their children, before whom they practiced sexual immorality and called good “evil” and evil “good.” Baal was the god in whose name Israel persecuted the prophets and the righteous of their day.

Baal was their anti-god, their substitute for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the god of their apostasy and the god of their destruction. Baal was their devil god. In fact the name for satan, Beelzebul and Beelzebub, is derived from Baal – meaning “Baal of the flies” and “Baal of dung.”

So in the template of “The Harbinger,” when the judgment finally fell, when the ancient kingdom of Israel was wiped off the earth, the people were worshiping Baal. In the last days of Israel, when the harbingers appeared, they appeared in a land covered with the images of Baal. It was the worship of Baal that ultimately brought about the harbingers of judgment. Thus Baal was the god of the harbingers.

In his article, Rabbi Cahn also included a stunning photograph from the unveiling of a stone slate that the organizers had placed close to the arch that contained an image of the Temple of Bel (Baal).  This was obviously put there to remind people of the connection that this arch has to that ancient pagan temple.

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Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but I find it very, very strange that there has been a dramatic outbreak of violence in this country in the week since this arch was put up.

The most recent incident happened over the weekend.  A 20-year-old Turkish immigrant named Arcan Cetin walked into a Macy’s department store in the Seattle area and started firing.  Five innocent people were killed, and this incident immediately made headlines all over America

Surveillance footage from the mall shows the suspect entering the building late Friday without a weapon but walking into Macy’s 10 minutes later with what appeared to be a hunting rifle. He fired in the makeup area, then fled on foot out of range of cameras.

One of the victims was a 16-year-old girl who beat cancer, the Seattle Times and KOMO-TV reported.

Police say that Cetin was in a “zombie-like state” when he was later caught and arrested, and authorities say that his motivation for the attack is “unclear” at this moment.

But we do know that the Somali immigrant that stabbed nine people at a Macy’s in central Minnesota just a few days earlier was a radical Islamist, and it has been revealed that the man that planted improvised explosive devices in New York had actually attended a Pakistani seminary

The alleged New Jersey terrorist charged with trying to blow up Chelsea last weekend with homemade bombs spent weeks getting an “Islamic education” at a Pakistani seminary, according to a report.

Ahman Khan Rahami spent three weeks in Kuchlak, an area described as a longtime “hub” for the Taliban, in 2011, a security official inside the country told the Guardian.

Rahami, 28, attended lectures at the Kaan Kuwa Naqshbandi madrasa.

For a very long time I have been warning that we would see a sharp increase in the number of Islamic terror attacks inside the United States, and it is now happening.

I have also been warning that rioting and civil unrest would get a lot worse in our major cities, and what we witnessed in Charlotte over the past week was absolutely chilling.  Stores were looted, objects were being hurled at passing vehicles from overpasses, one news photographer was almost thrown into a roaring fire, and at least 16 police officers were injured.

And of course this is just the latest in a string of riots which has hit our country in recent years.  The following is from a list of these riots that the Daily Caller has compiled

Charlotte – 2016

Milwaukee – 2016

St. Paul – 2016

Baltimore – 2015

Berkeley – 2014

Ferguson – 2014

Brooklyn – 2013

Anaheim – 2012

Los Angeles – 2012

Los Angeles – 2010

Could it be possible that the violence that we have seen during the past week in Charlotte, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and the Seattle area has some sort of connection to “the harbinger of Baal” that was just unveiled in New York City?

I am sure that this will be hotly debated by both sides.

But what should be exceedingly clear to all of us is that a spirit of violence is rising in America.  The tensions that are causing riots like we just witnessed in Charlotte continue to intensify, and the growth of radical Islam around the world will continue to motivate jihadists in this country and elsewhere to conduct more terror attacks.

For decades, most of us could just take for granted that we could go about our daily lives in peace without having to worry about some senseless act of violence.  But now that is starting to change in a major way, and “normal life” in America is never going to be the same again.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

Why Won’t Obama Call It Terrorism?

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Everybody knows that what just happened in New York City was an act of Islamic terror, so why won’t Barack Obama use those words?  28-year-old Afghan immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami only had one motivation when he planted those improvised explosive devices.  He wanted to use violence to promote the cause of Islam.  All over the planet radical Islam is on the rise, and we have seen more than 1000 Islamic terror attacks worldwide so far this year.  But an extreme form of political correctness is causing many of our leaders to deny what is happening right in front of their eyes.  In fact, Barack Obama refused to use the word terrorism when talking about the attack in New York…

President Barack Obama made no mention of terrorism in his remarks on the bombings and attempted bombings in the New York City/New Jersey region over the weekend.

He also chastised the media and urged restraint when reporting about incidents that appear to be terrorist-related.

“I ask that the press try to refrain from getting out ahead of the investigation,” Obama said.  “… it does not help if false reports or incomplete information is out there.”

Throughout his entire presidency, Barack Obama has been extremely reluctant to link radical Islam and terror.  When he has spoken of Islam, his remarks have almost always been extremely positive.

And it is understandable why Obama would be so hesitant to say anything that could be construed to be negative about Islam.  There are people working in his administration that are Muslim, and he has a whole host of friends and relatives that are Muslim.

But to deny that Ahmad Khan Rahami had a religious motivation because it would not be politically correct to admit that he did is insane.

Of course he had a religious motivation and of course this was yet another instance of Islamic terror.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also initially refused to call the bombing an act of terror, and he was roundly criticized by security experts interviewed by USA Today

Several experts including a former New York City police commissioner said Sunday the explosion that injured 29 people on a Manhattan street was clearly an act of terrorism, and they were perplexed that Mayor Bill de Blasio called it only “an intentional act.”

“It is absolutely an act of terrorism. I couldn’t disagree with him (de Blasio) more,” Howard Safir, who was police commissioner from 1996 to 2000, said in an interview. “I think they do a disservice to the public when they try to sugar coat something that is a horrific act.”

After an immense public outcry, the mayor finally broke down on Monday and decided to use the word “terror”

At the same conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said ‘We have every reason to believe this is an act of terror’ – after days of refusing to call the bombings just that.

It was later explained that authorities had to distinguish between the emotion of ‘terror’ felt when the Chelsea bomb detonated on Saturday, injuring 29 people, and the act of terrorism – which could not be determined until a suspect and his or her motivations had been identified.

The radical Islamists are very clear about who their enemies are and about what they want to accomplish.  If we put our heads in the sand and pretend that they don’t exist, the radical Islamists are not going to stop attacking us.  Instead, they will just rapidly get the upper hand.

Barack Obama and his politically correct friends want to see the world a certain way.  They believe what they want to believe.  But the truth is that radical Islam is a rapidly growing evil, and virtually every nation on the planet is now starting to feel the pain.  Just consider an incident which just took place underneath the Eiffel Tower

Three illegal immigrants were in custody in Paris today after a teenager was found tied up and gagged after allegedly being gang raped underneath the Eiffel Tower.

The horrifying attack took place after the 19-year-old was lured on a Facebook ‘date’ in the French capital.

She responded to messages from who she thought was a 17-year-old Tunisian boy and initially met him close to her home in the Paris suburbs.

But last Sunday night she turned up at the Champs des Mars, the public park where the Eiffel Tower is situated, and was attacked.

It isn’t wrong to question an immigration policy that has been importing thousands upon thousands of people from areas of the world where radical Islam is dominant.  The decisions that our government makes have consequences, and we just saw an example of this in Minnesota.  The man that started viciously attacking people with a knife in a Macy’s Department store was a radical Islamist that originally came to the U.S. from Somalia, and it turns out that since 9/11 more Somali refugees have been resettled in Minnesota than anywhere else in the nation…

Almost 100,000 Somali refugees have been resettled in the United States since 9/11, including 8,619 so far during the current fiscal year. The largest number – some 16 percent of the total over the past 15 years – have been resettled in Minnesota, home to the nation’s biggest Somali-American community.

Unfortunately, our leaders have not learned anything from their past mistakes.  Barack Obama plans to dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees coming into this country in 2017, and Hillary Clinton is on record saying that she wants to raise the number to 65,000 per year

The Obama administration, meanwhile, wants to boost the total number of refugees to the U.S. next year to 110,000, a nearly 30 percent increase. Clinton specifically wants to increase the number of Syrian refugee admissions from 10,000 to 65,000.

As I have discussed previously, 98.33 percent of the Syrian refugees that have been brought in so far are Sunni Muslims, and surveys have found that a significant percentage of Sunni refugees are sympathetic to ISIS.

Barack Obama always promised to fundamentally change America, and he appears to be trying to keep that promise.

Let us just hope that the amount of damage that he does to our country over the remaining months of his term will be minimized somehow.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

3 Terror Attacks In America In 24 Hours

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New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota were all hit by terror attacks within a 24 hour time period, and authorities are concerned that this may be the start of a fresh wave of terrorism in this country.  Those that conduct acts of terror do so because they want to create fear and because they want attention.  All three of these attacks accomplished those goals, but in particular the bombing in New York City’s thriving Chelsea neighborhood instantly captured the attention of the entire nation.  The following is how USA Today described the attack…

The explosion came just after 8:30 p.m. ET at 133 W. 23rd St., between Sixth and Seventh Avenue in a neighborhood known for its vibrant nightlife. City officials said police located the explosive device in the street next to a trash bin. The explosion was so powerful it blew out the windows in a nearby building. The city’s fire department said none of the victims had life-threatening injuries, but witnesses reported seeing victims cut by shrapnel, metal fragments and glass. All those injured were released from area hospitals by Sunday morning, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

A second device believed to be a pressure cooker was found on West 27th Street, four blocks from the initial blast on West 23rd. The New York Police Department said it was safely removed by the bomb squad early Sunday.

Fortunately the second device did not go off, and at this point the city is on a high state of alert.  Governor Cuomo has ordered 1,000 state troopers and National Guard soldiers into New York City, and authorities are determined to do all they can to prevent another attack from taking place.

According to some reports, the explosive devices were consistent with the kind of improvised explosive devices that are commonly used in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East.

So that is at least one link to Islamic terror.

There also reportedly is surveillance video which shows the same man dragging a duffel bag to both locations where the explosive devices were placed.  This is obviously a disturbing development, but the mainstream media is not telling us anything about the appearance of the man at this point.  For example, this is what CNN is reporting…

Surveillance video from Saturday shows a man dragging what appears to be a duffel bag with wheels near the site of the explosion on West 23rd street about 40 minutes before the blast, according to multiple local and federal law enforcement sources. Video shows the same man with what appears to be the same duffel bag on West 27th street about 10 minutes later, multiple law enforcement sources said.

In the video, the man leaves the duffel bag where police later found an unexploded pressure cooker. After he leaves, the video shows two men removing a white garbage bag believed to contain the pressure cooker from the duffel bag and leave it on the sidewalk, according to a senior law enforcement official and another source familiar with the video.

So why not tell us what the man looked like?

Authorities could have millions of New Yorkers looking out for this guy.  By bowing to the forces of political correctness, authorities are potentially putting more lives in danger.

What we do know is that a letter was found with the second explosive device, and at least a part of that letter was written in Arabic

In another new wrinkle, a hand-written letter, a portion of which is in Arabic, was found inside a plastic bag that held the second device, sources said.

Cops were interviewing two men who claim to have spotted a potential person of interest in the case, sources said.

The witnesses were dining at the Krush bar and grill on 32nd Street about a half-hour before the 8:30 p.m. Saturday explosion when they saw an Arab-looking man who was carrying a suitcase and appeared out of place, sources said.

According to the New York Post, a man called 911 after the Chelsea attack and warned that “there will be more” attacks.  In their report, the New York Post did not indicate if there was anything distinctive about the man’s voice.  Once again, political correctness is getting in the way of solving the case.

But before we firmly conclude that this was act of Islamic terror, we should consider another possible explanation.  According to the Daily Mail, someone on Tumblr took responsibility for the attack, and if he is telling the truth then this attack didn’t have anything to do with Islam.  This was his most recent blog post in its entirety…

Hi. You probably have all seen the news by now, the explosives detonated in New York City, that was me. Those were just some tests, I know where I have made errors and I will not make the same mistake next time.

I did it because I cannot stand society. I cannot live in a world where homosexuals like myself as well as the rest of the LGBTQ+ community are looked down upon by society.

It is 2016 and we are still being viewed as mentally ill, sinners, attention seekers, and just plain weirdos in general. I am not going to stand by while under classed and underprivileged people are oppressed.

I am not going to stand by while there is inequality in my country such as the racism being seen in white police officers all over the country.

I am not going to live in a country where it is OK to have a misogynist, xenophobic, racist Islamophobic, republican candidate running for President of The United States!

That’s implying that republicans in general should even be taken seriously as they are all cisgendered privileged white people.

This is not the end, this is just the beginning. I will be remembered. I will make a difference. I will eliminate my targets before it is too late.

In addition to the attack in New York, there was also an explosion at a Marine Corps charity run in New Jersey.  This is how that incident was described by CNN

Saturday’s blast was likely timed to disrupt the event in Seaside Park, officials said. No injuries were reported — most likely because registration problems delayed the start of the race, so no one was near the garbage can when the explosion happened.

Investigators discovered three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together near the boardwalk, authorities said. An initial examination showed the devices were rudimentary, with some type of timer, and only one of them detonated, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN.

Authorities seem to believe that there is a link between the attacks in New York and New Jersey because both devices were detonated using flip-phones.

Meanwhile, nine people were injured when a knife-wielding attacker started assaulting people in a Macy’s department store in St. Cloud, Minnesota

The attacker, who was was wearing a private security uniform when he struck in St Cloud, Minnesota, was shot dead by an off-duty officer, authorities said.

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said the knifeman made references to Allah during his attack and asked at least one person if they were a muslim.

In this case, we do know the identify of the attacker.  His name was Dahir A. Adan

The father of the man who stabbed nine people at a central Minnesota mall has identified him as a 22-year-old college student.

Ahmed Adan told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that police told him Saturday night that his son, Dahir A. Adan, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud.

Dahir A. Adan was a Somali immigrant that had come to the United States 15 years ago.  He currently was enrolled at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, but nobody is quite sure what made him flip out like that.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for this attack, and authorities are looking into what links Adan may have had with the group.

This is another example of why it is so alarming that Barack Obama has announced that we may see up to a fourfold increase in the number of refugees from Syria in 2017.

Without a doubt, most refugees are coming here for our help.  But there are others that have other motives, and the past 24 hours have shown us how much damage just a handful of jihadists can do.

We live at a time when terror attacks are on the rise.  Worldwide there have already been more than 1000 Islamic terror attacks so far in 2016, and this trend is only going to get worse during the years ahead.

Our world is becoming increasingly violent and unstable.  The strategies that worked in the past will not necessarily work in the future, and we all need to start adjusting to the new reality.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

Obama Announces A Plan To Bring In Up To Four Times As Many Syrian Refugees In 2017

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In 2016, approximately 10,000 Syrian refugees were brought into the United States, but in 2017 that number could skyrocket to 40,000 under Barack Obama’s new plan.  Obama says that we must play our part in taking in those displaced by the ongoing Syrian civil war, but Republicans in Congress are outraged by this announcement and remain deeply concerned that there are terrorists among the refugees that are being brought in.  The Obama administration insists that all refugees are being subjected to rigorous screening, but his critics are quite skeptical.  Coming out of the midst of a five year civil war, documentation is scarce for many of these refugees, and there aren’t too many people that you can call over there that can serve as a solid reference at this point.

According to USA Today, the total number of refugees worldwide that will be brought in next year is scheduled to rise by 29 percent under Obama’s new plan…

The White House plans to sharply increase the number of refugees accepted by the United States to 110,000 in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, saying the move is necessary to help stem a migrant crisis gripping Europe and the Middle East.

The new target is a 29% increase over the 85,000 refugees accepted this fiscal year and a 57% hike over the 70,000 refugees allowed per year from 2013 to 2015.

Most of the mainstream news outlets that are talking about this story are not mentioning the number that will be admitted from Syria.  And there is a good reason for this.  According to NBC News, the number of refugees that will be brought in from “the Near East and South Asia” would rise to at least 40,000 under Obama’s plan, and “most of those are likely to be people escaping the brutal Syrian civil war”…

Of the 110,000 the U.S. intends to begin admitting at least 40,000 are from the Near East and South Asia, a White House senior administration official said. And most of those are likely to be people escaping the brutal Syrian civil war, even as many GOP lawmakers and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sound the alarm about terrorists in the midst of the refugees.

During fiscal year 2016, approximately 85,000 refugees were admitted to this country, and approximately 10,000 of those were Syrian refugees according to the federal Refugee Processing Center.

So if the number of Syrian refugees approaches 40,000 as Obama’s plan appears to indicate, that would mean that somewhere around four times as many Syrian refugees will be brought into this country next year.

If we were helping Christians and other minorities that are being brutally persecuted by ISIS that would be one thing.  But instead, it is being reported that only 0.46% of the refugees in the U.S. are Christians, and 98.33 percent of them are Sunni Muslims.

ISIS is a Sunni Muslim terror organization.  We should be focusing our help on the religious minorities that are being tortured, killed and driven from their homes by ISIS, but instead almost all of the refugees that are being brought in are on the same religious side of the fence as ISIS.

And it is important to note that surveys have discovered that a significant percentage of Syrian refugees actually have a favorable view of ISIS.

The chaos that Sunni refugees have caused in cities all over Europe has definitely shifted public opinion in the U.S. about taking in more refugees.  One poll that was taken back in November found that 56 percent of all Americans disapprove of bringing in more Syrian refugees, and only 41 percent of all Americans approve.

But Obama is going ahead anyway.  At this point he is a lame duck, and so he doesn’t really have to answer to anyone.

Some governors tried to stand up and say that they wouldn’t take any more refugees in their states.  Unfortunately for those governors, the courts ruled against them

What happens next remains to be seen. Last year, with Syrian refugees flooding into Europe, the White House increased the number of refugees it would admit from the war-torn country. That led Republican governors in roughly two dozen states to express their opposition to receiving Syrians. Some governors filed lawsuits to stop refugees from coming to their states; they lost.

And so it is going to be up to Congress to try to do something.

As I have written about previously, it appears that the Syrian refugees that have been brought in so far have not been distributed on a uniform basis throughout the nation.  According to the Obama administration, large cities such as Washington D.C. are deemed to be “too expensive” for the refugees, and there have been lots of reports of Syrian refugees being settled in smaller communities all over the country.  In my previous article, this is how I described the impact that this could have…

If you drop a few hundred refugees into a major city of several million people, it isn’t going to make much of a difference.  But if you drop a few hundred refugees into a small town that has only a few thousand people living there, you can start to fundamentally alter the character of the whole area.  Could it be possible that this is yet another way that Barack Obama is attempting to “fundamentally transform” America?

Many people have asked why we have to take in so many Sunni refugees when wealthy Sunni nations such as Saudi Arabia haven’t taken in any.

And I think that is a legitimate question.

In the end, there has to be a balance.  We want to help those that are fleeing the brutal religious persecution of ISIS, but we also want to be mindful of our own national security.  I think that what House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte had to say about this was very appropriate

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) criticized the decision, saying policymakers should focus on reforming the nation’s system for admitting refugees rather than having the White House set goals.

“For generations, the United States has been a safe haven for people fleeing persecution. We must remain compassionate toward refugees but we also need to make sure that we use common sense,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “Unfortunately, President Obama unilaterally increases the number of refugees resettled in the United States each year and gives little thought as to how it will impact local communities. The president also continues to ignore warnings from his own national security officials and plans to bring in even more Syrian refugees over the next year.”

In Orlando we witnessed what a single lone wolf Islamic terrorist can do.

We need to use common sense, and we need to do the best that we can to make sure that the people that we are bringing in do not want to conduct their own personal jihads once they get here.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama has his own agenda, and it does not appear to be in the best interest of the United States.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

ISIS Has A New Focus: Killing Christians And Bombing Churches Wherever They Can Find Them

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If you are a Christian, ISIS wants to kill you.  Our politicians keep telling us that our battle with ISIS is not a “religious war”, but to ISIS it most certainly is.  As you will see below, ISIS has a new focus.  They are very clear about the fact that they intend to kill as many “citizens of the cross” as they possibly can, and they plan to bomb churches wherever they can find them.  In a previous article, I explained how an entire church in the U.S. ended up on an ISIS kill list, and we just saw in France that they are willing to strike anywhere and at any time.  Religious targets now appear to be a top priority for ISIS, and that means that every church and every Christian in the western world needs to start thinking differently about security.

Let’s start by taking a look at what is happening in Africa.  Boko Haram’s brutality has made headlines all over the planet, and the infamous terror organization has pledged complete loyalty to ISIS at this point.  In the past, Boko Haram has hit both Christian and Muslim targets, but now the new leader of Boko Haram is promising to following ISIS guidelines and to focus primarily on bombing churches and killing Christians

Earlier this month, a man named Abu Musab al-Barnawi announced that he had taken over the infamous Boko Haram organization. And his first message as Boko Haram’s leader was as clear as it was concise—on his watch, the group’s main focus will be killing Christians.

According to an interview published this month by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group (ISIS), al-Barnawi threatened to bomb churches and kill Christians, but will no longer attack places used by Muslims.

During the interview, Abu Musab al-Barnawi went on to say that his organization will be “booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those who we find from the citizens of the cross.”

There are millions upon millions of Christians in Nigeria and in other African nations where Boko Haram is active.  Let us hope and pray that Boko Haram is not able to carry out the types of attacks that they are now promising.

And of course it isn’t just in Africa that Christians need to be concerned.  The latest issue of the official ISIS magazine called “Dabiq” is urging Muslims in the western world to copy the recent church attack in France

On the day he was announced as Boko Haram’s new leader, ISIS used the latest issue of Dabiq to paint Christianity as a “false” religion and Christians as “cross worshippers.” It encouraged Muslims to attack churches in a ways similar to the atrocity in France last month, where two men entered a Catholic church in small town Normandy, slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest, and gravely wounded a nun.

We need to understand that ISIS is not necessarily looking to hit political or military targets.

They are openly telling us that religious targets are now a priority, and they could literally strike anywhere in the entire country.

Thousands of American Christians have already been put on ISIS kill lists, and ISIS has already instructed their operatives to kill those that they can.  The following comes from an excellent article by Bethany Blankley

According to a report recently made public, early this year, ISIS specifically identified 15,000 Christian Americans for death and instructed jihadists already in America to begin widespread murder.

The Kill List report comes in the wake of ISIS already publicly warning American and British Christians that “they were next.” British police last week publicly warned its 5.4 million Christians to be on alert and in some areas increased security.

And there have already been some very close calls.  In fact, if the authorities had not intervened in time earlier this year, a church up in Michigan could have been the scene of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history

In February, Khial Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was arrested after he told an undercover FBI agent he was preparing to “shoot up” a major church near his home on behalf of ISIS. A month earlier, the Rev. Roger Spradlin of Valley Baptist Church – one of the biggest congregations in Bakersfield, Calif. – told attendees that they had received a threat written in Arabic.

Today, churches all over America are hiring armed security guards and are holding self-defense classes.  When I was a child, I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams that someone would come in and start shooting during a church service, but times have changed.  To an Islamic terrorist, a church is a target that will bring you a lot of glory, and here in the western world we need to understand that.

And of course it isn’t just Islamic terror that we have to contend with these days.  Everywhere you look, traces of the Christian faith are being removed from public life and those that want to freely exercise their faith are being suppressed

“There are children being prohibited from writing Merry Christmas to the soldiers, senior citizens being banned from praying over their meals in the Senior Center, the VA banning the mention of God in military funerals, numerous attempts to have veterans memorials torn down if they have any religious symbols, such as a cross, and I could go on and on,” said Liberty Institute Founder Kelly Shackleford.

As I was writing this article, my Internet suddenly went out.  One moment it was working, and then the next moment it was not.

In the same way, we need to realize that a single moment can change everything.  Even moments before the attacks, nobody suspected that anyone would strike the Pulse nightclub in Orlando or a sleepy little church in the French countryside.

But those attacks did happen, and without a doubt there will be even more horrific Islamic terror attacks here in the United States in the months and years to come.

We need to be vigilant, and we need to be on guard, because times have changed and there really are people out there that intend to kill us if they can.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

Islamic Terror Attacks And Mass Killings Are Becoming A Daily Event

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Terror attacks and mass killings are happening so rapidly now that it is really difficult to keep up with them all. In fact, as you will see below, so far there have been several this week alone. This latest attack in France during which radical Islamic terrorists slit the throat of a Catholic priest was particularly disturbing. Just a few days ago I warned that churches in the western world would be targeted, and now it is happening. According to thereligionofpeace.com, there have been 1274 Islamic terror attacks in 2016. These attacks have been spread across 50 different nations, and as a result of these attacks more than 11,000 people have been killed and more than 14,000 people have been injured. When are we going to finally wake up and understand how serious this threat really is?

Very few people would have imagined that a sleepy Catholic church in France would be the target of an Islamic terror attack on Tuesday morning, but that is precisely what happened. The following description of the attack comes from the New York Times

Mass was ending around 9:30 a.m. when two young men with knives burst in. They forced the auxiliary priest, the Rev. Jacques Hamel, 85, to kneel. When he resisted, they slit his throat. They held several worshipers and at least one nun hostage, while another nun escaped. Officers from a specialized police unit descended on the church. A short while later, officers shot the young men dead when they emerged from the church.

We have all seen images of ISIS slitting the throats of Christians in the Middle East, but now it is taking place in Europe.

As the terrorists emerged from the church, they reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” before being shot dead by the police.

ISIS has already taken responsibility for the attack and is referring to these two young men as “two soldiers of the Islamic State“. And France knew that one of them had tried to go to Syria to join ISIS twice, but still allowed him to roam free for at least part of the day…

One of a pair of ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy before slitting the throat of an elderly priest has been named as known terror threat Adel Kermiche.

The 19-year-old ‘ISIS soldier’ was being monitored with an electronic ankle tag after he was arrested for twice attempting to flee France to join the terror group in Syria.

Despite having been released early from prison, Keriche’s bail conditions allowed him to roam unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm, leaving him free to murder the priest in the attack which was carried out between 9am and 11am.

This horrific attack in France came on the heels of a tremendous tragedy in Japan. Mass killings are fairly rare over there, and so virtually the entire Japanese nation is in shock at this point. The following comes from the Washington Post

Early on Tuesday morning, a man identified as Satoshi Uematsu allegedly attacked a care home for disabled people in Sagamihara, about 35 miles west of Tokyo. Armed with three knives and tie cables, the assailant killed 19 people and wounded many before he drove to a police station and turned himself in.

And that mass killing in Japan came on the heels of a suicide bombing in Ansbach, Germany on Sunday

The Syrian man who blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach vowed the people of Germany “won’t be able to sleep peacefully anymore” in a video filmed before the attack.

Investigators said the suicide bomber, known only as Mohammad D., had declared loyalty to Islamic State in the recording – and announced “a revenge act against Germans because they are standing in the way of Islam”.

Further details have emerged about the 27-year-old, who injured 15 people – four of them seriously – when he detonated a backpack filled with explosives and shrapnel after being turned away from a music festival being attended by thousands of people.

Of course just prior to the suicide bombing in Ansbach, there were two other acts of terror in Germany that made headlines all over the globe

The bombing has rattled the German public following a week of violence in southern Germany that began on July 18, when an immigrant teen, apparently also inspired by ISIS, stabbed passengers on a train in Wurzburg in Bavaria.

That was followed by a shooting spree Friday in which nine people were killed in the Bavarian state capital, Munich, before a Syrian asylum seeker killed a woman in Reutlingen, in the neighboring southern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, on Sunday, hours ahead of the Ansbach attack.

Are you starting to get the point?

In the summer of 2016, it has been terror attack after terror attack and mass killing after mass killing.

And in this article I haven’t even mentioned Orlando, Dallas, Nice or Baton Rouge at all.

As I have written about extensively, we have entered a period of time when our world seems to be going crazy. The love of most people has grown cold, and we are being hammered with headlines about horrific acts of violence almost every single day now.

The terrorists are not just going after military and political targets. In fact, they seem to take glee in hitting us where we are most vulnerable.

Just recently, I wrote about how all the members of one particular church here in America ended up on an ISIS kill list. It appears that ISIS is collecting names from church directories and synagogue directories that they find on the Internet. So if you run a church or a synagogue you should take note of this.

Even bigger attacks than we have seen so far are coming. At some point Islamic terrorists will get their hands on chemical, biological and potentially even nuclear weapons, and they will not hesitate to use them.

Many of our politicians are promising to rid the world of these terrorists, but I don’t think that they even know what we are really dealing with or how to really fight this battle.

After a decade and a half of dropping bombs and spending trillions of dollars fighting in the Middle East, the threat of Islamic terror is worse than ever. And even nations that were never heavily involved in the “war on terror” are seeing Islamic terror rise to unprecedented levels.

The blind are leading the blind, and meanwhile the terror attacks and the mass killings are just going to continue to get even worse.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

How An Entire Church Ended Up On An ISIS Kill List

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On Wednesday, I was contacted by someone on an ISIS kill list. Of course there are probably lots of people out there that believe that “ISIS is after them”, but this particular individual and his wife were actually told that they are on an ISIS kill list by the FBI. Not only are they on the list, but so is their pastor. It turns out that ISIS has apparently been pulling names off of church directories on the Internet, and so now an entire church has ended up on an ISIS kill list. In the past perhaps many of us would have been less alarmed by this, but the attacks in Orlando, Dallas, Nice, and Baton Rouge are all still fresh in our minds. Innocent people are being targeted and killed just to make a statement, and nobody knows who will be next.

I would like to share with you a short excerpt from the email that was sent to me. Names and locations have been removed to protect the identity of the individual and his church…

Enjoy reading your blogs. Need help. Or info. Please comment if you have info.

My wife and I live in *****, ********** just north of ******* We were contacted by the FBI this week. We are on a ISIS terrorist kill list and they wanted to inform us. So is my pastor. It appears a Muslim group is trolling the internet and getting church directories and posting names for anyone to kill. Quite frightening. I have talked to the ***** *** FBI Office numerous times now and they say they do not have suspects but this appears to be a new tactic. Be diligent but go about you normal life. They advised that the threat could be low – but tell that to the widows of all the slain police officers nationwide.

This was news to me, so I didn’t really have any additional information for this individual. But if something similar has happened to you or someone you know, please let me know so that I can share it with him. Obviously the federal government is trying to keep this quiet, and so we will have to rely on each other for information.

One thing that I did find is that apparently Jewish leaders and Jewish synagogues in the United States are being targeted as well

The Islamic State’s release on July 3rd of a new “kill list” prompted U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials to brief American Jewish leaders on the possible threat of terrorism to prominent Jewish figures and synagogues. The latest ISIS statement is not the first “ISIS kill list” to target American citizens. News of one broke in early June on the site Vocativ, which reported on a list published online which targeted over 8,000 Americans – including Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley executives.

Overall, approximately 15,000 Americans are now on various “kill lists” that ISIS has put out, but unfortunately most of the people on the kill lists aren’t even aware that this has happened

Over the past few years the Islamic State has posted the names of some 15,000 American citizens from places such as New York, Texas, Florida and California on kill lists.

Yet the FBI has not neccessarily notified those on these kill lists that they have been marked for death, according to Circa News.

The lists are not publicly available, but Circa News was able to obtain samples. Out of 24 people on kill lists they contacted in Texas, 22 of them did not know that they were on such a list.

What we do know is that Islamic terrorists, whether they belong to ISIS or not, are not afraid to target innocent people in western Europe and the United States. The attacks in Orlando and Nice made headlines all over the globe, and it seems quite likely that other radicalized Muslims will be emboldened by them.

And churches need to start taking security a lot more seriously. Not too long ago, a 21-year-old Islamic radical had purchased a gun and had planned to go into a Detroit megachurch and start shooting on a Sunday morning. The following is an extended excerpt from one of my previous articles

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21-year-old Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn Heights, Michigan actually admitted to authorities that he had purchased a gun and had intended to take it into a church that can seat up to 6,000 people on a Sunday morning and start shooting.

Abu-Rayyan also admitted to authorities that since he could not do his jihad in the Middle East, that he intended to “do my jihad over here”. The following is an excerpt from a news report about this potential attack that was thwarted…

I tried to shoot up a church one day,” Abu-Rayyan is quoted as saying in court records. “I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced a lot with it. I practiced reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day, and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask I was going to wear.

Investigators didn’t name the church Abu-Rayyan allegedly eyed, but claim the property covers about two blocks less than half a mile from his work and can accommodate up to 6,000 members. He allegedly purchased a gun and told an undercover FBI employee that attacking a church would be “easy.”

“A lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church,” the affidavit quotes him as saying. “Plus it would make the news. Everybody would’ve heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. (If I) can’t go do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.

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The people that attend that particular church in Detroit should be extremely thankful that the authorities stopped that plot in advance, because the carnage would have been off the charts.

But without a doubt, there will be more terrorists that specifically target churches. This is already happening all over the globe, and it is coming to the western world too.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

Republican Convention To Get Hit Next? FBI And DHS Warn Of ‘Violence’ And ‘Terror’ At The RNC

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After what just happened in Nice, France, officials are likely even more concerned about the potential for violence and terrorism at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Details are still coming in as I write this article, but what we know so far is that a 31-year-old Tunisian man plowed his truck into a huge crowd that was gathered along the waterfront for a fireworks display during Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice, and he reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ at the police before they shot him dead. His rampage of death reportedly lasted for two kilometers before he was finally stopped, and dozens have been killed. This comes on the heels of the massacre of five police officers in Dallas, and that came not too long after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando. Clearly we have entered a time when the usual rules don’t apply anymore. So will the Republican National Convention be the next target to get hit?

Both the Republican and the Democratic conventions have been designated as “National Special Security Events”. What this means is that the Secret Service will be running security at those venues. It is being projected that 50,000 people will attend the Republican convention, and in addition to that there will likely be tens of thousands of protesters.

So needless to say, this will represent a big, juicy target for anyone that wants to make some sort of a statement.

We have already seen tremendous violence at Trump rallies in recent months, and there is no reason to think that the Republican convention will be any different. The radical left dislikes Donald Trump with a passion, and many leftist organizations have already stated that they plan to show up in Cleveland in force.

As emotions run high, could something go terribly wrong?

On Thursday, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey both told Congress that they are extremely concerned

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that they were preparing their agencies for the possibility of violence, both from unruly demonstrators and terrorists, at the upcoming Republican and Democratic nominating conventions.

It is likely that we are going to see more security at these conventions than we have ever seen before. In fact, Johnson told Congress that DHS will be sending approximately 3,000 agents to each of the conventions…

“I am concerned about the prospect of demonstrations getting out of hand,” Johnson said. “I am concerned about the possibility of violence. We have, within DHS, some 3,000 personnel that will be dedicated to the security of the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National convention, each.”

And Comey told Congress that he is particular concerned about the potential for “domestic terrorism”

Comey told the committee that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was monitoring the threat of violence at the conventions “very, very carefully.”

“Anytime there is a national spotlight on a political event in the United States, there is a risk that groups that aspire to do just that, engage in acts of domestic terrorism, will be attracted,” Comey said.

Of course the feds are not just sitting back and waiting for next week to roll around. As you read this article, they are actively “monitoring social media” and “tracking protest groups” in anticipation of what might happen

Law enforcement agencies are monitoring social media posting and tracking protest groups such as Black Lives Matter, which have disrupted Trump rallies over the past several weeks. The Secret Service is even using its Twitter account to warn users about their commentary. The agency tweeted recently, “Watch what you say on Social Media!” with a link to a news story about how agents visited a man who joked about sending a bomb when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were visiting his region.

For one, I am certainly glad that I am not going to be in Cleveland next week. The security is going to be absolutely suffocating, but no level of security can stop a deranged individual that is absolutely determined to kill people and that is not afraid to die. As we have seen, it only takes a few moments for a gunman to start mowing down those around him or for a crazed lunatic to plow a truck into a crowd of people.

And one thing we do know is that there will be lots of guns in Cleveland. Some of the protesters have already announced that they plan to bring guns with them, and many of those attending the convention will be bringing guns as well

As the Republican convention in Cleveland approaches, several delegates from Pennsylvania who support Donald Trump say they are planning on bringing their guns with them to the GOP gathering. Why? They say they are worried about possible violent protest and even an attack from ISIS.

James Klein, a pro-Trump delegate from the Harrisburg area, notes that guns won’t be needed inside the convention hall and that delegates won’t be allowed to bring in weapons. “But,” he adds, “there’s the hotels. There’s going to be dinners.”

We may get a preview of coming attractions during the nationwide “Day of Rage” protests on Friday. There are supposed to be protests in more than 30 cities, and they have been much hyped. We shall see if they amount to anything or if they just fizzle out.

Regardless, it is clear that we have entered a time of increased violence. After what just happened in France, people all over the world are going to think twice before gathering for any sort of large public event. A huge crowd is an enticing target for any aspiring terrorist, and it is inevitable that we are going to see more attacks of this nature.

The era of the free and open society is ending. As the violence and terror get progressively worse, our liberties and freedoms will be increasingly restricted, and we will be told that this is for our own good.

Of course this has already been happening since 9/11, but now we have entered a time when this process is going to accelerate significantly.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

Orlando Attack Reality Check: Next Time The Terrorists May Choose To Shoot Up A Church Or A School

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Islamic terror can strike anywhere. On Sunday, it was a gay nightclub in Orlando called Pulse, but next time it might be a church or a school. In fact, it might be your church or your school. As you will see below, 29-year-old Omar Mateen actually scouted Walt Disney World as a potential target before finally settling on a gay nightclub. And not too long ago another Islamic terrorist had already made plans to shoot up a very large church in Detroit. It is high time that we all had a reality check when it comes to Islamic terror. The terrorists are not limiting themselves to just military and political targets. Their goal is to create fear and panic, and they want as much media attention on their acts of violence as possible. So if attacking a church or a school or a theme park will serve their purposes, then that is exactly what they are going to do.

The Director of the FBI says that Omar Mateen had “links to al-Qaida, Hezbollah, and the Islamic State“, and ISIS has proudly taken responsibility for this attack

The ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq News broadcast a claim of responsibility from ISIS for a shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people dead over the weekend.

The agency said the shooting was the work of an “ISIS fighter,” multiple media outlets have reported.

But we aren’t just fighting ISIS. According to Wikipedia, there have been hundreds of Islamic terror attacks worldwide so far in 2016, and only a small percentage of them have been conducted by ISIS.

Even if ISIS were totally destroyed tomorrow, the threat of Islamic terror would remain.

There are some people out there that are downplaying the significance of this attack because of the target. But the truth is that Mateen almost selected Walt Disney World as the target. The following comes from People Magazine

The gunman behind the Orlando nightclub shootings, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, recently scouted Walt Disney World as a potential target, a federal law enforcement source tells PEOPLE.

Omar Mateen and his wife, Noor Zahi Salman, visited Walt Disney World in April, the source says. Salman told federal authorities on Sunday that her husband had more recently been “scouting Downtown Disney and Pulse [nightclub] for attacks.”

Unlike the four Disney World theme parks, Downtown Disney, which was recently renamed Disney Springs, doesn’t have security and bag check before entry.

Could you imagine the carnage that kind of attack would have created?

Personally, I don’t even want to think about it.

And as I mentioned above, not too long ago another Islamic radical had actually planned to shoot up a very large church in the heart of Detroit. 21-year-old Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn Heights, Michigan actually admitted to authorities that he had purchased a gun and had intended to take it into a church that can seat up to 6,000 people on a Sunday morning and start shooting.

Abu-Rayyan also admitted to authorities that since he could not do his jihad in the Middle East, that he intended to “do my jihad over here”. The following is an excerpt from a news report about this potential attack that was thwarted…

I tried to shoot up a church one day,” Abu-Rayyan is quoted as saying in court records. “I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced a lot with it. I practiced reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day, and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask I was going to wear.

Investigators didn’t name the church Abu-Rayyan allegedly eyed, but claim the property covers about two blocks less than half a mile from his work and can accommodate up to 6,000 members. He allegedly purchased a gun and told an undercover FBI employee that attacking a church would be “easy.”

“A lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church,” the affidavit quotes him as saying. “Plus it would make the news. Everybody would’ve heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. (If I) can’t go do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.

These kinds of radicals are running around all over America, and over time the threat that they pose is only going to get bigger and bigger.

In fact, Mike Adams is reporting that the FBI is dealing with “over 900 ISIS terror threat leads in the United States” right at this moment…

The FBI is currently investigating over 900 ISIS terror threat leads in the United States, covering all 50 states. Yet the Obama administration has systematically shut down federal prosecutions of such groups and silenced whistleblowers who tried to warn that all this was coming.

And we do know that ISIS recently released a “kill list” of American citizens, and 8 people on that “kill list” just happen to be from Orlando, Florida

An ISIS kill list released online Monday includes 8 residents from Orlando, Florida – the site of Sunday morning’s horrific terror attack that took the lives of more than 50 people.

The list, obtained and analyzed by Infowars, mentions what appears to be the names, addresses and emails of 8 females from the Orlando area.

Whether any of the Orlando residents listed were among the dead or injured is unknown at this time.

When are we going to start taking the threat of Islamic terror more seriously?

How many Americans have to die before we wake up?

Incredibly, Barack Obama refused to link radical Islam to the attack in Orlando during his speech to the nation in the aftermath of the shootings. The following comes from Leo Hohmann

President Obama refused to tie the bloody attack on a gay nightclub Sunday to Islamic terror and said “no definitive judgement” had been made on the motive.

At least 50 people are dead and 53 wounded following an attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which the shooter shouted, “Allahu Akbar!”

It was the worst act of terror on U.S. soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

But Obama made no mention of “Islam,” “Muslim” or “Islamic terror” in his televised address to the nation.

Talk about being in a state of denial.

We live at a time when humanity’s ability to destroy is far greater than humanity’s ability to protect, and the ideology that is fueling this wave of terror is growing in almost every country on the entire planet.

Given enough time, it is inevitable that Islamic terrorists will start hitting schools, churches, shopping malls and sporting events inside the United States.

And eventually, they will get their hands on chemical, biological and potentially even nuclear weapons.

So what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. Meanwhile, many of our top politicians steadfastly refuse to use the phrase “Islamic terror” because it might potentially offend someone.

I don’t know about you, but I know a losing hand when I see one. The nightmare of Islamic terror has been unleashed in this nation, and the things that we are going to see in the years ahead are going to be absolutely unthinkable.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

17 Facts About The Orlando Shooter That Every American Should Know

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America is in shock. On Sunday, a 29-year-old Islamic terrorist named Omar Mateen shot 102 people at a gay club known as Pulse in the heart of Orlando, Florida. 49 of those that were shot died, and 53 were wounded. So how in the world did this happen? Well, when you combine radical political correctness with extreme government incompetence and the dramatic growth of radical Islam inside the United States, you create an environment which is absolutely primed for Islamic terror. The truth is that the FBI knew about this guy well in advance. In fact, they had even interviewed him three separate times over the years. And at one point the government had been investigating the mosque that he had been attending, but that investigation was shut down by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Mateen had told the FBI that he hoped to be a martyr someday, and those were not just idle words. His twisted ideology fueled his actions, and so the choices that he ultimately made should not have come as a surprise to law enforcement authorities. But now that this has happened, will it change the way that the government approaches Islamic terror? The following are 17 facts about the Orlando shooter that every American should know…

#1 According to the Director of the FBI, Mateen had “links to al-Qaida, Hezbollah, and the Islamic State“.

#2 Mateen’s father has openly expressed support for the Taliban on YouTube.

#3 Despite those links to terror organizations, Mateen was allowed to work “as a security guard at a local courthouse“.

#4 Mateen wasn’t directly hired by the courthouse. Instead, he was officially an employee of the largest security services company in the world

The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists.

Officials say Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an Afghan-American who held two firearms licenses and a security officer license, was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. since Sept. 10, 2007. The Jupiter, Fla.-based company merged with the Wackenhut Corp. after 9/11 and assumed federal contracts.

#5 It turns out that this U.S. subsidiary of G4S is a company that works very closely with “the Department of Homeland Security, the US Army, and federal and local law enforcement.”

#6 Mateen’s ex-wife says that he would repeatedly beat her while they were married.

#7 He started to become radicalized after separating from his first wife. While they were together, she said that he didn’t show much interest in religion.

#8 He made pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012.

#9 He claimed to personally know the Boston Marathon Bombers.

#10 According to the FBI, Mateen has “been on the radar before“, he was interviewed by them three separate times, and they conducted a 10 month investigation of his activities in 2013.

#11 He is being described as “unhinged and unstable” by his former coworkers.

#12 Mateen once declared that he hoped to martyr himself someday, and the FBI knew all about this.

#13 Despite everything that the federal government knew about Mateen, he was still permitted to legally buy guns just last week.

#14 In an odd twist, it also turns out that Mateen was a registered Democrat.

#15 A respected Islamic scholar was urging Muslims in Orlando to “get rid” of homosexuals just a couple of months before this shooting took place

Farrokh Sekaleshfar – a British-born doctor and Muslim scholar – has gained a following by urging Muslims to ‘get rid of’ homosexuals.

And in April, he took his speech titled ‘How to deal with the phenomenon of homosexuality’ to the Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford, just outside Orlando, Florida.

Two months later, 29-year-old Omar Mateen carried out the worst massacre in US history by opening fire on a gay club in the same city.

#16 Hillary Clinton’s State Department shut down an investigation of the mosque that Mateen attends because it “unfairly singled out Muslims“.

#17 Just moments before the attack, Mateen reportedly called 911 to swear his allegiance to ISIS.

When is it going to finally sink in for our politically correct politicians that Islamic terror is a major threat?

There are lots of other Omar Mateens out there. And as radical Islam continues to spread both inside and outside this country, the threat is only going to get a lot worse.

Barack Obama is a perfect example of just how clueless many of our top politicians are about all of this. During his speech to the nation, he did not connect this act of terror with radical Islam in any way, shape or form. But the only reason why Mateen did what he did was because of his worldview. He felt perfectly justified in picking up a weapon and gunning down dozens of people, and martyrdom was a reward in his eyes. If he had not been immersed in the world of radical Islam for years, he never would have done such a thing.

Wrong beliefs lead to wrong actions. We see this in action all around us every day, but most of the time the consequences are not as dramatic as we just witnessed in Orlando.

As I have been warning about for some time now, Islamic terror attacks inside the United States are going to continue to get worse.

If you think what happened in Orlando was bad, just wait until these terrorists get their hands on chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.

The detonation of a single weapon of mass destruction in one of our major cities would instantly change life as we know it for every man, woman and child in this entire nation.

The ideology that fuels these terrorists continues to grow, and over time it is inevitable that they will acquire increasingly more powerful weapons.

So yes, gunning down dozens of people in a crowded nightclub is an atrocity that is so evil that it is hard to find words to describe it.

But someday we will see far, far worse in this nation, and at this point we are completely unprepared to deal with that reality.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

Easter Suicide Bombing A Preview Of The Persecution Christians Will Face During The Tribulation?

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At least 65 people were killed and at least 300 were injured when an Islamic suicide bomber targeted a group of Christians that were celebrating Easter in a park in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday. Photographs and videos from the scene show bodies that are absolutely covered in blood and that are mangled beyond description. To be honest, many of them are so graphic that I would not feel comfortable sharing them with my readers. This brutal attack comes right on the heels of the horrific terror bombings in Brussels, Belgium, and it appears that we have entered a period of time when there will be a feeding frenzy of Islamic terrorism. According to Wikipedia, there have been 96 such terror attacks since the start of 2016 alone, and this is already shaping up to be a record setting year for Islamic terror. But of course this is just the beginning. What we will see in the months and years to come will be far worse. In fact, attacks like the one that we witnessed on Easter are just a very small preview of the persecution that Christians will experience during the coming Tribulation period.

This suicide bombing in Lahore was particularly reprehensible because it targeted women and children. In fact, the Daily Mail is reporting that “most of the victims are believed to be women and children”…

Suicide bombers have killed at least 65 people and injured more than 300 more in an attack aimed at Christians in a park in Pakistan.

The blast happened in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, a few metres away from children’s swings, and most of the victims are believed to be women and children.

Authorities have so far confirmed the deaths of 65 people at the park, where Christians had been celebrating Easter, but they expect the death toll to rise.

How could someone do that?

How could someone strap on a bomb and dive into a crowd of women and children at a park?

Incredibly, many mainstream news reports in the United States do not even mention that Christians were the target of this attack. Just check out this CNN article where there are no mentions of Christians at all. The political correctness of our mainstream media continues to extend to ridiculous new extremes.

The same thing could also be said of our politicians. During his weekend radio address, Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to bring in 100,000 new refugees this year despite the recent suicide bombings…

In a brief Easter weekend radio address, President Obama vowed to decimate the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but he said the United States will do so by offering an example of freedom, tolerance and open society.

“Our openness to refugees fleeing ISIL’s violence; our determination to win the battle against ISIL’s hateful and violent propaganda — a distorted view of Islam that aims to radicalize young Muslims to their cause,” are paramount in the fight, Obama told Americans during his weekly radio address.

Admitting entry to Syrian and Iraqi refugees has become a divisive issue in the U.S. as well as Europe, but Obama made clear he has no plan to back off his promise to admit 100,000 to the U.S. this year.

And as I have written about previously, Obama’s refugee program appears to be specifically targeting small towns in the most conservative parts of America.

When will people wake up?

All over the world, violence against Christians is rising.

Could what we have seen so far be the leading edge of a wave of persecution that will reach a crescendo during the coming Great Tribulation?

Unfortunately, the vast majority of Christians in the western world have not been prepared for the persecution that is coming because they have been taught that they won’t be around to face it.

I have just released my brand new book entitled “The Rapture Verdict” which addresses this controversy. It is 37 chapters long, and it comprehensively demonstrates that the rapture comes immediately after the coming seven year Tribulation period (Matthew 24, Mark 13 etc.) and so Christians are going to be here to face the Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast and the horrifying persecution of believers described in the book of Revelation.

Of course believers in the Middle East, Africa, North Korea, China, India and elsewhere around the globe are already enduring immense persecution. If you tried to tell them that they were going to get out of here before anything bad happened to them they would just laugh at you.

For the first 1800 years of church history, the overwhelmingly dominant viewpoint was that Christians were going to have to go through the entire seven year Tribulation period and that Jesus would come back when it was over. But in the western world today, most Christians are completely and totally unprepared to face the persecution that is coming, and most of them have made absolutely no preparations for the difficult years to come because they have put all of their chips on the idea of a pre-Tribulation rapture.

Once upon a time I believed in a pre-Tribulation rapture too. I have been immersed in the world of Bible prophecy all of my life, and as I was growing up I just trusted what “the experts” had to say. I read their books, I bought their DVD, I watched their television shows and I went to their conferences.

But whenever the Bible speaks about the timing of the rapture, it always says that it comes after the Tribulation is over. In my book, I break this down in excruciating detail, and I go over the most common arguments used by those that believe in a pre-Trib or mid-Trib rapture.

I certainly do not intend to upset my brothers and sisters that are pre-Trib or mid-Trib. I love all of my brothers and sisters in Christ, and learning to love one another is far more important than “winning a debate” about these matters. In the end, we shouldn’t just blindly trust what any of “the experts” are saying. We all need to be good Bereans and look into the Scriptures for ourselves to see if these things are true.

Without a doubt, the second coming of Jesus is something that God wanted us to understand. It is mentioned approximately 300 times in the New Testament alone, which breaks down to about once every 25 verses. If we weren’t supposed to focus on this, there wouldn’t be such a vast amount of material in the Bible about it.

In Matthew 24:21, Jesus warns us that just prior to His return we would experience a time that would be more horrible than anything the world has ever seen before or will ever see again.

But for the moment, Christians in the western world have it quite easy. In fact, the only violence on Easter in the western world this year came during an Easter egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt descended into chaos on Saturday after parents in Orange, Connecticut, stormed the field.

Children as young as four were trampled by adults in a rampage to steal buckets and grab as many of the 9,000 hidden eggs as possible from the third annual free event at the PEZ headquarters.

One four-year-old son was left ‘bloody’ on the sports field and a two-year-old girl was shoved into the mud, witnesses claimed.

A horrified parent described the scene as ‘an angry mob of chaos’ with ‘not one toddler hunting for eggs’ among the crowds of adults.

We should enjoy this time of relative stability while we can, because things are most definitely going to be changing.

Hatred for Christians is rapidly rising all over the planet, and eventually deciding whether to be a Christian or not will be a life or death matter.

When that times comes, which side of the fence will you be on?

More Islamic Terror Coming: ISIS Has Sent 400 Trained Fighters Into Europe To Conduct Terror Attacks

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The recent attacks in Paris and in Brussels were just the tip of the iceberg of a massive wave of Islamic terror that is soon coming to Europe. As you will see below, the Associated Press is reporting that ISIS has specially trained “at least 400 attackers” and has already sent them into Europe with specific instructions to conduct terror operations. So Barack Obama may not think that we have anything to be concerned about, but the facts on the ground tell us a completely different story. Thanks to Europe’s openness to “war refugees” from Syria, it is very easy for radical jihadists to get into countries such as France, Belgium and Germany. And once they are on European soil, there are plenty of other disgruntled Islamic refugees that they can recruit to their cause. Europe stands on the precipice of the greatest terror crisis that it has ever known, and the attacks that are coming next are likely to be far more deadly than anything we have seen so far.

As I mentioned above, the Associated Press is reporting that ISIS has already sent “at least 400” trained fighters into Europe for the purpose of conducting terror attacks…

Security officials have told The Associated Press that the Islamic State group has trained at least 400 attackers and sent them into Europe for terror attacks.

The network of interlocking, agile and semiautonomous cells shows the reach of the extremist group in Europe even as it loses ground in Syria. The officials, including European and Iraqi intelligence officials and a French lawmaker who follows the jihadi networks, describe camps designed specifically to train for attacks against the West.

And just in case you were tempted to think that this threat was not real, you may want to consider what happened in France on Thursday.

According to NBC News, police in Paris were able to foil a terror attack that was in “the advanced stages” of planning…

Raids in northwest Paris have foiled a terrorist attack, French officials said late Thursday.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve gave a press conference in Paris announcing there was an operation underway in Argenteuil, a commune in the northwest suburbs of Paris.

One man was arrested Thursday morning Cazeneuve said, adding that the operation thwarted a potential attack. Police were raiding his home again later Thursday evening.

The suspect was a French national who was in “the advanced stages” of a terror plot, the minister said, calling it a “major arrest.”

Of course much of the rest of the world is already solidly in the grip of Islamic terror. The number of people killed by Islamic terror attacks has been increasing year after year, but the western media only seems to get excited when an attack happens in North America or Europe.

I came across the following tweet earlier today, and it makes this point perfectly…

For instance, did you even hear about the horrific Islamic terror attack that happened in the Ivory Coast earlier this month? Gunmen opened fire on a very crowded beach in a key resort area on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. The following comes from the New York Times

Gunmen opened fire on picnickers and swimmers enjoying a perfect day at three beach resort hotels near the Ivory Coast’s capital on Sunday, killing 16 people and leaving bodies strewn across the bloodstained sand. It was the third major attack in West Africa since November, and verified fears that the spread of terrorism across the region was far from over.

The attack, on the first sunny Sunday in weeks, took place in Grand-Bassam, a popular palm tree-lined getaway for Ivorians and foreigners. Fourteen civilians and two members of the country’s special forces were killed, as well as six gunmen, according to a spokeswoman for the president.

So why do we get so bent out of shape when there is an attack in France or Belgium, but not when there is an attack in the Ivory Coast?

And what does that say about us?

As ISIS and other Islamic terror groups conduct more attacks in North America and Europe, the pressure to conduct military action in the Middle East is going to become very intense. For a long time I have been warning about the potential for World War III to erupt in Syria, and U.S. troops are already taking on a more prominent role in Iraq.

In fact, the International Business Times is reporting that U.S. marines are now “on the front line” in the fight against the Islamic State…

The Islamic State group is trying to retake control of the oil fields it lost two years ago in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan by launching rockets at Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers. In an attempt to earn back the massive amount of cash it used to fund its international terrorism in 2014, the group has focused its resources on attacking Makhmur, a city just 75 miles miles from the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. So far, the group, also known as ISIS, has succeeded in outgunning the Iraqi forces in the city, but a new contingent of American Marines might change the outcome on the ground.

“Several weeks ago, thousands of Iraqi troops began occupying a tactical assembly area in Makhmur. This is part of the force generation associated with the liberation of Mosul,” Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, said in a press briefing this week. Mosul is the de facto ISIS headquarters in Iraq. “These Iraqi forces, along with their coalition advisers, require force protection,” Warren said. “So we constructed a small fire base to do just that.”

The U.S. Marines in Iraq are on the front line and have been tasked with protecting Iraqi units in Makhmur — a scenario President Barack Obama wanted to avoid as long as possible during his time in office.

And what happens when ISIS or another terror group is able to set off a chemical, biological or nuclear weapon in a major western city?

That would change the world literally overnight.

As I have been warning, most people have no idea how incredibly fragile our society truly is. Humanity has created weapons that are frighteningly powerful, and it is only a matter of time before terrorists acquire these weapons and begin using them.

The free and open society that we are all enjoying today is on borrowed time.

All it is going to take is the detonation of a single weapon of mass destruction in a major western city and everything will change.

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

Super Soft On Islamic Terror: Obama Says That ISIS ‘Is Not An Existential Threat To Us’

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In the wake of the horrible bombings in Brussels, Barack Obama is insisting that there is no need to change our approach in the fight against ISIS. He believes that Islamic terror is not a fundamental threat to our way of life, and he wants all of us to be convinced that the way that he is handling ISIS right now is just fine. Well, in this article you are going to learn some very shocking things about Obama and ISIS that are likely to make you very angry. It turns out that our allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been arming, funding and aiding ISIS and other radical jihadist groups such as the al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria), and Obama has known about it all along. The goal was to take down the Assad regime in Syria, and the American people were never supposed to find out the truth.

Earlier today, Barack Obama told reporters that ISIS is not “an existential threat to us” during a news conference down in Argentina. You can see video of him making these remarks right here. But at the same time, he is promising “to continue to go after” ISIS until they are “finally destroyed”

The United States will “continue to go after ISIL aggressively until it’s removed from Syria and from Iraq and finally destroyed,” Obama said, using another name for ISIS.

“The world has to be united against terrorism,” Obama said, adding that “that’s a top priority of ours.” He added that “we can and we will” defeat terrorism.

So what precisely is Obama actually doing to pursue this “top priority”?

We are told that the U.S. military is bombing ISIS targets, but in all the months that this has been happening, U.S. aircraft never targeted the endless convoys of ISIS oil trucks that were transporting stolen oil into Turkey. It has been estimated that ISIS sold 800 million dollars worth of oil in Turkey, and Obama knew about it the entire time.

Why didn’t Obama say anything about this or do anything to stop it?

When the Russians came in, they showed satellite evidence of what was happening to the entire world and they immediately began bombing those oil convoys into oblivion.

But why hadn’t the U.S. already done that?

Massive convoys of oil trucks that stretched as far as the eye could see would go back and forth over the Turkish border completely unmolested and Obama did nothing.

In fact, if the Russians had not come in and bombed the living daylights out of those convoys it would still be happening.

This should be the biggest Obama scandal of them all, and yet nobody is talking about it. Sometimes I think that I must be going crazy because what Obama did was so obviously wrong and yet nobody wants to touch this. For much more on all of this, please see my previous article entitled “The Biggest Obama Scandal? He Knows That Turkey Is Buying Oil From ISIS And He Is Doing Nothing To Stop It“.

In addition, Obama knows that both Saudi Arabia and Turkey continue to provide advanced weaponry to ISIS and the al-Nusra Front.

He also knows that ISIS fighters use Turkey as a home base, and that when they are injured fighting in Syria they hop back over the border where they are treated at hospitals inside Turkish territory.

But have you heard Obama say anything about these things?

Has he done anything to stop any of this from happening?

No.

The reason why Obama hasn’t done or said anything is because ISIS and the other radical jihadist groups were supposed to win in Syria. Once they had overthrown Assad, then the U.S., the Saudis and the Turks were going to come in and set up a Sunni puppet government. Of course Russian intervention has completely changed the game, and so now the Sunni militants are losing. That is why Saudi Arabia and Turkey are in such a panic about what is going on in Syria right now.

And we are also learning that western intelligence agencies had advance knowledge of the attacks in Brussels. The following comes from a Haaretz report

The Belgian security services, as well as other Western intelligence agencies, had advance and precise intelligence warnings regarding the terrorist attacks in Belgium on Tuesday, Haaretz has learned.

The security services knew, with a high degree of certainty, that attacks were planned in the very near future for the airport and, apparently, for the subway as well.

Despite the advance warning, the intelligence and security preparedness in Brussels, where most of the European Union agencies are located, was limited in its scope and insufficient for the severity and immediacy of the alert.

So what are we to make of this?

Was this terror attack allowed to happen?

Could it be possible that someone out there helped make it happen?

Don’t get me wrong – I don’t want to minimize the threat of Islamic terror one bit. I just wonder sometimes which side our government is actually on.

And ISIS is warning of more attacks in the near future. In fact, they are telling us that what is coming “will be more devastating and bitter”…

ISIS Statement

Even if we were somehow able to completely wipe out ISIS, the threat of Islamic terror would be far from over.

All over the planet, radical Islam is on the rise. These jihadists have a fanatical hatred for Christians and for Jews, and their ultimate goal is world conquest.

And an act of terror does not have to result in mass casualties.

Examples of what I am talking about are all over the place. Earlier today, I came across a Christian Post article that talked about how two radical Muslims hacked a 68-year-old Christian convert to death with machetes in the nation of Bangladesh…

Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death this week in northern Bangladesh in the latest attack in the Muslim-majority country.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning in the northern city of Kurigram, where 68-year-old Hossain Ali was hacked to death by two assailants wielding machetes.

Tobarak Ullah, the police chief of Kurigram, told the AFP that the militants were able to carry out the heinous crime by using distractions and a getaway vehicle.

Many in the western world may dismiss a story like this because it was the death of only one man.

But what happens when these radical jihadists start getting their hands on bigger weapons?

Former president Ronald Reagan once made the following statement…

“I don’t think you can overstate the importance that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism will have to the rest of the world in the century ahead-especially if, as seems possible, its most fanatical elements get their hands on nuclear and chemical weapons and the means to deliver them against their enemies.”

The use of a single chemical, biological or nuclear weapon in a major western city would set off panic on a scale that would be unlike anything we have ever seen before.

Even something as basic as sarin gas could accomplish what I am talking about. Sarin gas has been used in both Syria and Iraq in the past, and it is exceedingly deadly. The following comes from the Huffington Post

Inhaled or absorbed through the skin, the gas kills by crippling the respiratory center of the central nervous system and paralyzes the muscles around the lungs.

The combination results in death by suffocation, and sarin can contaminate food or water supplies, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which notes that antidotes exist.

“Sarin is 26 times more deadly than cyanide gas. Just a pinprick-sized droplet will kill a human,” according to the World Health Organization.

Of course there are other chemical weapons that are many, many times more lethal than sarin gas, and it is inevitable that terrorists will get their hands on biological and nuclear weapons at some point as well.

Yes, terror organizations such as ISIS most definitely do represent “an existential threat” to our way of life.

Unfortunately, we have a man in the White House that does not seem particularly inclined to protect us from this threat.

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

70 Tips That Will Help You Survive What Is Going To Happen To America

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You may have noticed that things are starting to get crazy.  Financial markets are imploding, violent crime rates are soaring in our major cities, and we have witnessed a truly unusual series of natural disasters in recent months.  War in the Middle East continues to rage out of control, and Islamic terror continues to spread all over the globe.  And many believe that 2016 is going to be a year of political shaking, civil unrest, governmental crackdowns and great economic chaos in the United States.  All it is going to take to plunge our society into full-blown panic mode is a major “trigger event” of some sort.  Another 9/11, a new “Lehman Brothers” moment, a massive EMP burst from the sun or a historic seismic event are all examples of what this “trigger event” could look like.

So are you ready for what is about to happen to America?  In previous articles, I have urged my readers to focus on the five basics – food, water, shelter, energy and self-defense.  If you focus on those five things, you will probably be in pretty good shape during any major disaster or emergency.

In this article, I want to dig a little deeper and give people some more specific tips regarding what they can do to prepare for the times that we are now entering.  The following are 70 tips that will help you survive what is going to happen to America…

1. A lot of the “experts” out there are urging people to get rid of all of their cash.  That is a huge mistake.  You are going to need cash to pay your bills – especially during the initial phases of the coming crisis.  Today, 63 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and millions of them will be severely hurting almost immediately once they lose their jobs or their businesses go under during this new economic downturn.

2. Get to know your neighbors.  As the coming time of trouble unfolds, you are going to want to have people around you that you can trust and depend on.

3. Learn how to grow a garden.  Food costs will continue to rise and our food distribution system is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to imagine.  Any way that you can become more “food independent” would be a good thing.

4. At this point, you should already have several years of emergency food stored up for each member of your family.  And don’t forget to store additional food for friends and family members that haven’t prepared and will need to come stay with you.

5. Make a “bug out plan” for your family, and make certain that every member of your family knows what the rally points are in case you all get separated.

6. Every member of your family should have a “bug out bag“.  These should contain everything that they will need in the event of a major emergency.

7. If you are going to “strategically relocate” before things get really bad in this country, hopefully you have already done so by now.  If not, you are working on borrowed time.

8. When civil unrest starts really spiraling out of control, it would be in your interest to avoid “America’s death zones” if possible.

9. Always have the gas tanks in your vehicles at least halfway full.  You never know when you will need to hit the road in an emergency situation.

10. Put away some extra fuel for your generator while fuel costs are low.

11. Think ahead about what medicines and medical supplies you and your family will need during a major crisis.

12. Try to stock up on things that will make good barter items when the overall economy begins to totally break down.

13. There are non-electric versions of various appliances.  Some examples include washing machines and coffee makers.

14. How are you going to cook your food when the power goes out for an extended period of time?  You may want to consider a sun oven if you don’t have one already.

15. Don’t have all of your eggs in one basket.  That includes not having all of your money in one location.  If you have a bank account, consider spreading that money around to two or three different bank accounts.

16. You will want to keep at least some cash at home in case you are not able to access ATM machines during a major crisis.

17. If you can get out of debt without jeopardizing your other preparations, you should consider doing so.  Those that are “lean and mean” financially will be in much better shape – especially during the initial stages of the coming crisis.

18. Physical gold and silver are good ways to protect your wealth over the long-term.  As I have warned repeatedly, we will continue to see big ups and big downs for precious metals, so if you are going to invest you have got to be able to handle the ride.

19. Reduce your expenses and get accustomed to a more minimal standard of living.  Now is not the time to be spending lots of money on fancy new toys.

20. If you have the time and energy, starting a side business may not be a bad idea.  That way if you lose your job, you still have some income coming in.

21. You need to have a plan for fresh water in the event of a major emergency.  Without water none of us can survive, and is imperative that you have a plan to provide clean drinking water for your family when disaster strikes.

22. If you can afford to get partially or totally “off the grid”, that would be a very good thing.  Many preppers are discovering that they can do amazing things with wind, solar and water power.

23. Anyone that has spent more than a few hours without power knows how frustrating this can be.  You need to have a plan for how you are going to provide power to your home that is independent of the power company.

24. Rotate your food supplies.  Eat your oldest stuff first even though it may be tempting to dig into the stuff that you just purchased.

25. If you have a baby, don’t forget the special things that your baby will need during a major crisis.

26. Many preppers totally forget about their pets.  You should store the food and supplies that they will need during an extended emergency.

27. This may sound trivial, but the truth is that our entertainment-addicted society would become very bored and very frustrated if the grid suddenly went down for an extended period of time.  Card games and other basic forms of entertainment can make enduring a crisis much easier.

28. In the years ahead, being able to defend your home is going to become increasingly important.  When the economy crashes, people are going to start to become very desperate.  And desperate people do desperate things.

29. No plan ever unfolds perfectly.  When your plan is disrupted, what will you do? It will be imperative for all of us to have a back-up plan and to be flexible during the years ahead.

30. Do not go around and tell everyone in the area where you live about your prepping.  If you do, then you may find yourself overwhelmed with “visitors” when everything falls apart.

The following are items that are commonly recommended by survivalist experts that you may want to consider storing in case they are needed during a major crisis or emergency…

31. Blankets

32. Warm Clothing

33. Gloves

34. Extra Flashlights

35. First Aid Kits

36. Lighters

37. Matches

38. Duct Tape

39. A Shovel

40. A Tent

41. Knives

42. Mylar Blankets

43. Body Armor

44. Salt

45. Propane

46. Vitamins

47. An Axe

48. A Can Opener

49. A Battery-Powered Radio

50. Extra Batteries

51. A Fire Extinguisher

52. A Sewing Kit

53. A Tool Kit

54. Comfortable Shoes Or Hiking Boots

55. A Map Of Your Area

56. A Compass

57. Sleeping Bags

58. Candles

59. A Camp Stove

60. An LED Headlamp

61. Lightsticks

62. Heirloom Seeds

63. Clorox

64. Wood Socks, Sweaters And Mittens

65. Personal Hygiene Items

66. Ziplock Bags

67. A Watch Or Some Other Way To Tell Time

68. Extra Copies Of Your Financial Records

69. Spare Glasses

70. Prescription Medications

Are there any additional tips that you would add to this list?

Please feel free to share your knowledge with the rest of us by posting a comment below…

2016: A Year For Living With No Fear

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2016 is just a few days old, and already there has been a tremendous amount of shaking.  Stock markets all over the world are crashing, a huge earthquake just hit India, the middle portion of the United States is dealing with record flooding, Islamic terror continues to spread in the Middle East and elsewhere, and Saudi Arabia has suddenly cut off relations with Iran.  Our world is becoming increasingly unstable, and I believe that this is just the beginning.  In fact, I am fully convinced that 2016 is going to be an incredibly chaotic year.

So does that mean that we should all cower in fear and try to find somewhere to hide?

Not at all.

My wife and I seek to live our lives in a constant state of “shalom”, which is the Hebrew word for peace.  And we believe that 2016 is a year to be lived with no fear whatsoever.  Yes, immensely great challenges are coming to this nation.  But with great shaking comes great opportunity.  In 2016 we believe that there will be incredible opportunities to be a light in the darkness.

We are moving into a time when so many of the things that we have become preoccupied with will fall to the wayside and we will start focusing on what really matters.  Many of you have been preparing for the future for many years, and this is going to be the year when those preparations begin to pay off.

When great challenges come, they reveal the true nature of our character.  And as things fall apart all around us, people are going to be looking for leaders.  To be a leader, sometimes you don’t even have to say anything.  People are going to be watching how we respond to the events that are going to be happening this year, and we need to decide right now whether we are going to respond with strength or fear.

If you want to be a leader, you need to be ready to be a rock in the storm.  When the waves start crashing all around you, that is the time to set your face like flint and choose not to be moved.  Many are going to want to dig a hole and try to hide from the world, but those with courage are going to be running to the front lines instead.

This is what we have been training for.

This is what we have been preparing for.

You were born for such a time as this.

If you look back throughout history, almost all of the heroes that we greatly admire were birthed during times of great crisis.  It is when times are the darkest that the light is needed the most.  And the hard times that are coming are going to be crying out for strong men and women to arise.

For years, “watchmen on the wall” such as myself have been relentlessly warning about what is coming.  In fact, I have been sounding the alarm so loudly and for so long that some of my readers are probably sick of it.  But the purpose has never been to “create fear”.  I believe that there is hope in understanding what is happening, and I believe that there is hope in getting prepared.

And the truth is that there is very much a spiritual dimension to all of this.  For decades, God has been calling America to return to Him, but instead this nation has been feverishly running the other direction.  Now a day of reckoning is upon us, and we are going to experience the consequences of decades of very foolish decisions.

In the legal world, there is always a pronouncement of guilt before a judgment is administered.  And in 2015 I believe that we were very clearly shown our guilt in a myriad of ways.  Some examples include the gay marriage Supreme Court decision, the Ashley Madison scandal, and the undercover Planned Parenthood videos.  I don’t believe that it was any accident that those videos came out exactly when they did.  The whole world got to see that we are murdering millions of babies, harvesting their body parts and organs, and selling those body parts and organs off to the highest bidder.  Those body parts and organs are then used in bizarre scientific experiments, and the federal government is funding the entire thing.

But instead of repenting, Congress just authorized hundreds of millions of dollars of funding for Planned Parenthood for the coming year, and surveys have found that the American people approve of federal funding for Planned Parenthood by about a 2 to 1 margin.

I believe that we were given one last chance to repent in 2015, but instead we chose to shake our fist at God.

Now a great shaking is coming, and I believe that it has already started.  Since September, we have seen a very highly unusual series of disasters in America.  We have seen horrific flooding in Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and Oregon, a nightmarish wave of wildfires starting at the end of the summer resulted in more acres being burned in this country than ever before, the state of Oklahoma set a brand new all-time record for earthquakes in a single year, a series of very unusual tornadoes just ripped through areas near Dallas, and much of California continues to suffer through the worst multi-year drought in the history of the state.

When we look at the Bible, we see that there is often a progression to judgment.  For example, frogs and lice were a couple of the early plagues that hit Egypt in the book of Exodus, but by the end all of the firstborn of the Egyptians were dead.  A similar pattern exists in the book of Revelation.  Each “shaking” is intended to bring about repentance, and if there is no repentance then more shakings come.

We should be happy that shaking is coming to America, because without shaking I don’t believe that there would be any widespread repentance.

God has been warning us about what is coming, but most of us don’t want to listen.

God sends warnings because He does not want us to fear.  He knows everything that is going to happen in advance, He is in control, and He has a plan.

And even in the midst of all the chaos and darkness that is beginning to engulf the world, God is raising up a Remnant.

This Remnant is going to be the army of the last days.  It will walk in faith and not in fear.  It will boldly take action while others cower.  This Remnant is going to become what God always intended His people to be, and it is going to do things that are going to shock the world.

The greatest move of God and the greatest harvest of souls that the world has ever seen are coming.  But just because we know what God is going to do in these last days does not mean that we automatically get to be part of it.  Now is a time to press in and seek Him like never before.  We need to pray that God will pour out His fire on our lives and equip us to be warriors of light in a world that is filled with darkness.

Jesus is coming back for His bride, but right now we are not ready.

Jesus deserves the greatest bride of all.  He deserves a bride without spot or wrinkle and that is madly and wildly and passionately in love with Him.

Without Him nothing is possible, but with His help we can become the bride that we were always intended to be.

In 2016, everything changes.

Are you ready?

Guns In Church? Security Is Heightened As FEMA Helps Churches Prepare For ‘Active Shooter Incidents’

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Do you ever wonder if someone might come marching into your church one Sunday morning and start shooting?  When I was growing up, I never even imagined that some mentally-imbalanced individual or a group of Islamic terrorists would ever attempt to attack a church service that I was attending, but times have changed.  There have been more mass shootings in America during the presidency of Barack Obama than under the previous four presidents combined, and the primary target of the Islamic terrorists in San Bernardino was a Messianic Christian.  The shooters in San Bernardino could have very easily decided to hunt him down at his place of worship instead of at a workplace Christmas party if they had wanted to.  And we all remember the horrific mass shooting that took place at a church in South Carolina earlier this year.  Our churches are very vulnerable “soft targets”, and Christians all over America are starting to realize that security needs to become a higher priority.

Just like schools, malls, movie theaters, concert halls and sporting events, churches are places where large numbers of people gather and where security is typically minimal.  As Christmas approaches, FEMA is holding “specialized training” for churches that includes training for “active shooter incidents”

Christian churches have been refining their security plans ahead of receiving some of their largest crowds of the year for Christmas.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding specialized training for congregations for “all hazards, including active shooter incidents.”

If Islamic terrorists were to even just hit one or two of our churches, attendance all across America would immediately plummet.  Nobody wants to feel like they are taking their family to a place of danger, and so that is the power of random attacks like the ones that we recently witnessed in Paris.  If terrorists can make us feel that they could strike anywhere and at any time, the panic and fear that will create will fundamentally change the way that we go about doing things.

Just look at what is already happening.  Church greeters are already being trained to “feel for weapons” as they are hugging people coming in the front door…

Christian churches have been refining their security plans ahead of receiving some of their largest crowds of the year for Christmas. On a FEMA webinar last Wednesday on protecting houses of worship, the chief security executive at The Potter’s House, the Rev. TD Jakes’ megachurch in Dallas, gave tips about behavior that should raise concern, such as a congregant arriving in a long coat in hot weather. If needed, church greeters could give a hug and feel for weapons, said the executive, Sean Smith.

And at one Catholic congregation in North Carolina, backpacks, baby strollers and diaper bags have been banned from worship areas

In Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, which draws about 30,000 worshippers to its weekend Masses, this month alerted parishioners to beefed-up security, such as uniformed and plain-clothes police officers at services, and a ban on backpacks, baby strollers and diaper bags in worship areas.

So what is next?

Will we soon have the TSA groping us when we arrive for Sunday school?

Personally, I believe that we are going to see some things that were once unthinkable in the years ahead.  For decades, we have all been able to go to worship services without even thinking twice about our safety.  But now we live in a very different world.

At one time, it was actually quite common for people to bring guns to church.  In fact, a 1631 Virginia law actually required men to “bring their pieces to church”

It used to be the American way. For example, a 1631 law in Virginia required citizens to own firearms, to engage in practice with them, and to do so publicly on holy days. It demanded that the people “bring their pieces to the church.” Somewhere along the line we have lost this mindset. Today the ideas of church and arms are assumed to be at odds, as if loving your neighbor has nothing to do with the preservation and defense of life and property.

And now we are starting to see a resurgence of guns in church.  The following comes from Time Magazine

But increasingly, churchgoers are able to pack heat in the pews if they wish. A number of states have recently passed laws allowing concealed weapons in churches, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois and North Dakota. Bryan Crosswhite, president of 2AO, an organization that advocates for Second Amendment rights, says that roughly 25 states allow concealed carry weapons in churches. But after the shooting in Charleston, his group is pushing for more states to open up their churches to firearms.

“Churches are often gun-free zones,” Crosswhite says. “That makes them a major target for those who go to worship. In most churches, the congregation has their back to the doors. People could walk right in and shoot so many people if you don’t have a plan in place.”

To a lot of people, this may sound very odd.  But if a crazy person or a group of Islamic terrorists decide to attack your church one Sunday, would you rather have a congregation that is armed or one that is entirely disarmed?

For years, Barack Obama and his minions have been pushing their gun control agenda and have been promising that they know how to keep us safe.  But what have their efforts actually accomplished?  I like how my friend Mac Slavo recently put it…

All the while the Obama administration continues to push a gun control agenda, while putting a wide security net over the personal communication and activities of the American people in an effort to convince us that we are being protected. The San Bernardino terrorists were not only admitted into the United States after having pledged support for Islamic terrorism proving what a joke Obama’s vetting process really is, but an investigation into their activities was halted due to concerns over racial and/or religious profiling. Moreover, despite all of the existing Federal and California State gun restrictions, they were somehow able to acquire firearms.

For the acute observer, this suggests that pretty much all of the trillions of dollar spent on Homeland security over the last 15 years have done almost nothing to make us any safer.

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and the terror and the violence that are already plaguing much of the rest of the planet are now coming here.

Whether we like it or not, we are going to have to deal with certain dangers that would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

The truth is that it is only a matter of time before the next church attack happens.

If it happens at your church, how will you and your congregation deal with it?

That is something that we all need to be thinking about.

Add 2 More Attacks To The List As The Year End Explosion Of Islamic Terror Continues

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Doesn’t it seem like there is another Islamic terror attack somewhere in the world almost every day now? Today, there was a throat slashing at a subway station in London, and three female suicide bombers carried out a devastating attack in Chad that killed at least 27 and injured at least 90. Inspired by the success of ISIS, radical Islamists all over the planet are rising up and striking vulnerable targets. According to Wikipedia, there have been dozens of terror attacks worldwide so far this year, and the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino were some of the biggest news stories of 2015. Unfortunately, I believe that this is just the beginning. I am fully convinced that the seeds of terror that have been planted up until now will produce an increasingly bitter harvest as we head into 2016 and beyond.

The throat slashing that just happened in London is another in a series of seemingly random attacks that is creating fear all over Europe right now. Reportedly, the attacker yelled “this is for Syria” as he struck at his victim…

A man was stabbed in the ticket hall at Leytonstone station this evening by another man who witnesses say shouted “This is for Syria” as he slashed his throat.

Another three are thought to have been injured.

The Met Police said its counter-terrorism command unit is now investigating the incident.

Police said they used a taser on the suspect as he threatened others with a knife, before they managed to arrest him.

An alternate account of this attack in the Guardian sounds even more gruesome…

One person, who claims to have witnessed the attack, took to social media to reveal details of the horror. Laurynas Godvisa said: “So as I was going to Leytonstone station was dressed to go to Christmas dinner with people from work.

“As I walked down I just saw a lot of people running but I ignored it and kept walking to get my train, but suddenly what I saw I couldn’t believe my eyes and what I saw was I guy with a knife and a dead guy on the floor.

“I was so scared I ran for my life. After good 10-15 police came and got the guy and arrested him.

“And as he was coming out this is what he said: ‘This is what happens when you **** with mother Syria all of your blood will be spilled.’”

On a daily basis, we all rely on the fact that the people we encounter in public are not going to try to kill us.

But what happens when attacks start happening regularly at soft targets such as schools, churches, subway stations, shopping malls and sporting events?

It isn’t going to take many mass casualty events in the western world before people really start freaking out.

In other areas of the world, we already see these sorts of mass casualty events on a regular basis. And I am not just talking about the Middle East. For example, just check out what happened earlier today in Africa

A deadly attack took the lives of at least 27 people in Africa. A local market on the island of Koulfoua, in Chad was struck, according to the BBC and AP, injuring at least 90.

A Chad police spokesman said three female suicide bombers carried out Saturday’s attack.

The Lake Chad region straddles the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

In Nigeria, Islamic terror has become a part of daily life. It wasn’t always that way, but now Boko Haram is creating havoc all over the place.

Given enough time, the same thing would happen in the United States. We have all seen what just happened in San Bernardino, and more radical Islamists are coming into this country all the time. Sadly, the truth is that Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malik are just the very small tip of a very large iceberg.

The mainstream media is keeping very quiet about the fact that Sayed Farook had been arguing with a 52-year-old pro-Israel Messianic Jewish Christian co-worker named Nicholas Thalasinos and had openly threatened to kill him. A radical Muslim taking revenge on a conservative Christian because of what he believed doesn’t fit any of the “narratives” that the mainstream media is trying to push, and so that part of the story is being almost entirely ignored. In fact, I just read an extremely long article on the attack by the Washington Post, and there was not a single mention of Thalasinos in the entire article.

But the mainstream media is telling us that Farook and Malik had both been radicalized, and it is being reported that Malik even went so far as to pledge her allegiance to ISIS. The following comes from the Daily Mail

New details have emerged about the radicalization of a Pakistani woman who along with her American husband killed 14 people in San Bernardino California and pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Tashfeen Malik who moved to the US last year when she married Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, had spent most of her life in Saudi Arabia and relatives say she began to be radicalized in college.

Relatives of Malik in Pakistan, estranged from their wealthy family members who live in Saudi Arabia, said she used to wear Western-style clothing but later switched to more traditional garments such as a burka, which covers the the entire body.

These kinds of radicals are moving to America on a constant basis now, and Barack Obama wants to accelerate this process.

During recent television appearances and on a DVD that I made earlier this year, I went on the record with my prediction that a horrible wave of Islamic terrorism was coming to America.

Unfortunately, what we have seen so far is just a preview.

Eventually we are going to see attacks on soft targets that are going to kill hundreds or even thousands.

And as the terrorists see the panic and fear that they are able to create, it will just embolden them to try to launch even bigger and more destructive attacks.

If you don’t think that this can happen in America, just look at what is already happening around the rest of the world. From 2013 to 2014, the number of people around the world killed by terrorism increased by 80 percent, and this year the plague of Islamic terror has gotten even worse.

Our world is becoming increasingly unstable, and our society is extremely vulnerable to various forms of terrorism. And as we have seen with Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, anyone that is willing to commit extremely destructive acts of violent terrorism will suddenly become world famous. Terrorists desperately want to focus attention on themselves, and they love to create fear, and in this day and age it is very easy to do both.

I wish that I could be more optimistic, but as we head into 2016 I have a feeling that this outbreak of Islamic terror is only going to get worse. This is going to fundamentally change all of our lives, and we need to be ready to deal with that reality.

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

Islamic Terror Is Not Coming To America – It Is Already Here

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Random Islamic terror attacks are now going to be part of every day life in America.  Once upon a time, those of us that warned that Islamic terrorists were already in this country were branded “alarmists”, but not anymore.  When Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez gunned down four U.S. Marines at a Navy and Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this year, that was just a very small preview of what is coming.  On Wednesday, a married couple named Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik fired at least 65 shots at a holiday office party in San Bernardino, California.  14 people were killed and 21 were wounded.  Later on, hundreds of shots were exchanged as police officers pursued the vehicle that Farook and Malik were attempting to escape in.  Fortunately, Farook and Malik are no longer a threat to any of us, but there are thousands more radicals just like them that are already living in this country and that are ready to act at any time.

On Thursday, many in the mainstream media were attempting to figure out what could have possibly motivated a married couple with a new baby to go on such a shooting spree, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.

According to CBS News, Farook and Malik have been watching ISIS propaganda online.  In addition, NBC News is reporting that the pair had been in contact with jihadists both inside and outside the country…

But authorities told NBC News on Thursday that Farook appeared to have been radicalized. They said he had been in touch with people in the Los Angeles area who have expressed jihadist-oriented views.

Intelligence sources told NBC News that Farook appeared to have been in some form of communication with overseas individuals who are persons of interest to American authorities.

It has also been reported that Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia (the heart of radical Islam) two years ago, and it is believed that he met Malik while he was there

Federal officials told NBC News that Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia two years ago. Authorities believe, based on the timing, that the trip was for the hajj, the pilgrimage that devout Muslims are required to do at one point in their lives.

The officials believe Farook met Malik there, and then brought her back to the U.S.

The couple had a child together in May, and left their 6-month-old daughter with her grandmother before the onslaught.

It is a good thing that authorities were able to deal with Farook and Malik, because they undoubtedly would have launched other attacks.  According to the Los Angeles Times, police discovered quite an arsenal when they went to their home…

Police discovered a veritable armory when they searched Farook and Malik’s Redlands home, recovering a dozen pipe bombs, 2,000 9-millimeter handgun rounds, 2,500 .223-caliber assault rifle rounds and “hundreds of tools” that could have been used to make additional explosive devices, Burguan said.

“Certainly they were equipped and they could have continued to do another attack … we intercepted them,” he said.

Sadly, the truth is that Farook and Malik are not anomalies.  According to the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, authorities are currently conducting “900 active investigations” of ISIS supporters living in this country…

Researchers at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University investigated the presence of American ISIS supporters on social media and found that “ISIS-related mobilization in the United States has been unprecedented.”

US authorities are reportedly aware of 250 Americans who have attempted to travel to Islamic State territory — some successfully, others not — in Syria and Iraq. And there are 900 active investigations against ISIS supporters in all 50 states, according to the report.

Most ISIS sympathizers the center found are young — the average age is 26 — and 86% are male. More than half attempted to travel abroad, and 27% were involved in plots to carry out attacks in the US. Many were American-born and had no prior history of radical views.

And it isn’t just ISIS that we need to be concerned about.  Other jihadist organizations pose a similar threat.  Earlier this year, WND reported on a network of 22 Islamic paramilitary training centers in the U.S. that is operated by a Pakistani organization known as Jamaat al-Fuqra…

The FBI is aware of at least 22 paramilitary Islamic communes in the U.S., operated by the shadowy Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main U.S. front group, Muslims of the Americas.

With U.S. headquarters in Islamberg, New York, the group headed by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani operates communes in mostly remote areas of California, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee and other states.

Like I said, Islamic terror is not a threat that we need to be concerned about someday in the future.  It is a clear and present threat that we must deal with right now.  If not, the kinds of attacks that we have seen so far will just be the very small tip of a very large iceberg.

But instead of acting responsibly, Barack Obama continues to leave our borders wide open, and he continues to push for even more refugees from Islamic nations.  Most people don’t realize this, but just before the Paris attacks Obama announced that “the number of Syrian and other refugees” was going to be increased to 100,000 a year.  So the “10,000” figure that is being throw around by everyone on the news simply is not accurate.

And despite what just happened in San Bernardino, Obama told CNN this week that ISIS does not pose a significant threat to us…

President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Thursday that he is confident the U.S. is safe from a Paris-style attack from ISIS and that American law enforcement is well equipped to protect the nation during the holidays.

“ISIL will not pose an existential threat to us. They are a dangerous organization like al Qaeda was, but we have hardened our defenses,” Obama told CBS. “The American people should feel confident that, you know, we are going to be able to defend ourselves and make sure that, you know, we have a good holiday and go about our lives.”

Of course a lot of Americans are not buying this nonsense.  Thanks in part to the recent terror attacks in Paris, gun sales broke an all-time record on Black Friday.  According to the FBI, an astounding 185,345 background checks were performed last Friday.  A lot of ordinary Americans are deeply concerned about rising crime, the decaying economy and rising Islamic terror and they are arming themselves.

Personally, I am fully convinced that Islamic terror is more of a threat to America than it has ever been before.  I fully expect the terror attacks to become much more frequent and much more destructive, and at this point most of our leaders are completely and utterly clueless about what is coming.

So what do you think?  Please feel free to join the discussion by posting a comment below…

Turkey: The Country ISIS Uses As A Home Base And Where It Has Sold 800 Millions Dollars Of Oil

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If we truly do want to get rid of ISIS, why aren’t we doing anything about the Islamic governments that are funding them, aiding them and facilitating the sale of their oil? As you will see below, ISIS fighters hop back and forth over the Turkish border with impunity, there are “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members”, and more than $800,000,000 worth of ISIS oil has been sold in Turkey. If these things are true, action must be taken. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, 92 percent of Americans consider Islamic terrorism to be a serious threat to the United States, and a Washington Post-ABC News survey found that 83 percent of registered voters believe that a terror attack that causes a large amount of casualties inside the United States is likely in the near future. The American people clearly want ISIS to be dealt with, so why isn’t the Obama administration doing anything to go after the state sponsors of such terror?

At this point, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is taking place in Iraq and Syria, and the mainstream media is certainly not being straight with us. That is why I want to share with you some key excerpts from an amazing article that was written by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Dr. Nafeez Ahmed. According to his bio, he has “written for the Independent on Sunday, The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Huffington Post, New Statesman, Prospect Magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others.” His recent article entitled “NATO is harbouring the Islamic State” is a must read. In particular, what he has to say about the relationship between the Turkish government and ISIS is extremely eye opening…

A senior Western official familiar with a large cache of intelligence obtained this summer from a major raid on an ISIS safehouse told the Guardian that “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now ‘undeniable.’”

The same official confirmed that Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, is not just supporting ISIS, but also other jihadist groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. “The distinctions they draw [with other opposition groups] are thin indeed,” said the official. “There is no doubt at all that they militarily cooperate with both.”

But it isn’t just that Turkey and ISIS have “direct dealings” with each other. In his article, Ahmed goes on to explain that ISIS uses Turkish territory as a home base from which to conduct attacks, and ISIS trucks are able to travel back and forth across the border and throughout Turkey quite freely

The former ISIS fighter told Newsweek that Turkey was allowing ISIS trucks from Raqqa to cross the “border, through Turkey and then back across the border to attack Syrian Kurds in the city of Serekaniye in northern Syria in February.” ISIS militants would freely travel “through Turkey in a convoy of trucks,” and stop “at safehouses along the way.”

The former ISIS communication technician also admitted that he would routinely “connect ISIS field captains and commanders from Syria with people in Turkey on innumerable occasions,” adding that “the people they talked to were Turkish officials… ISIS commanders told us to fear nothing at all because there was full cooperation with the Turks.”

Unless the U.S. military and our intelligence agencies are completely blind, deaf and dumb, the Obama administration surely must know all of this already.

So why are they allowing it to happen?

In addition, in his article Ahmed also documented the fact that ISIS has been able to sell more than 800 million dollars worth of oil in Turkey…

Turkey has also played a key role in facilitating the life-blood of ISIS’ expansion: black market oil sales. Senior political and intelligence sources in Turkey and Iraq confirm that Turkish authorities have actively facilitated ISIS oil sales through the country.

Last summer, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, an MP from the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party, estimated the quantity of ISIS oil sales in Turkey at about $800 million — that was over a year ago.

If ISIS had no place to sell their oil, they would be a far less formidable enemy.

And anyone that believes that the Obama administration does not know exactly where all of that oil is being sold is either completely clueless or is almost unbelievably naive.

Once we understand the role that the U.S. government played in the rise of ISIS, things begin to make more sense. I encourage everyone to check out the excellent video by Ben Swann that I have posted below

And I think that everything that I have shared above helps to explain why Barack Obama has been so soft on ISIS. In fact, an article posted on the Washington Free Beacon that just came out says that Obama has been blocking 75 percent of all airstrikes against ISIS targets…

U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.

Needless to say, this is more than just a little bit alarming, and many of our military leaders are absolutely disgusted by Obama’s approach. The following comes from Newsmax

According to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., the policy is coming under attack by military leaders who believe it has enabled ISIS to gain strength within the region.

You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us,” Royce said.

“I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit.”

While Jack Keane, a retired four-star U.S. general, agreed with Royce’s evaluation of the policy, he noted that it’s not only severely “constricting the U.S.,” but he believes it has “been an absurdity from the beginning.”

Could it be possible that Obama never intended to win the war against ISIS?

Could it be possible that Obama simply wanted to try to “contain” them and use them as a tool to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria?

Could it be possible that he is purposely turning a blind eye to the assistance that the Turks, the Saudis and other Arab governments in the region are giving to ISIS?

If the answer to any of those questions is “yes”, then the entire war against ISIS is a complete and total fraud, and Obama should be immediately impeached.

Things are not as they seem, and the American people are not being told the truth.

Please share this article with as many people as you can on Facebook, Twitter and through email. Our government has actively betrayed us, and now Islamic terror is more of a threat to our way of life than ever before.

(Originally published on End of the American Dream)

Obama Kissed The Devil, And Now Pandora’s Box Has Been Opened And All Hell Is Breaking Loose

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A soccer game between the national teams of Germany and the Netherlands was canceled due to terror concerns on Tuesday, but this is only just the beginning. From now on, very few people will be able to attend large gatherings in the western world without thinking about the possibility that they might be shot or blown to bits. This is how terrorism works – it instills fear in people. And that is why the recent attacks in Paris were so effective. By striking random targets such as a rock concert, a precedent has been set that an attack can happen anywhere and at any time. The target does not have to be politically significant or related to the war on terror in any way. Just a few of these random attacks would be enough to cause mass paranoia among the hundreds of millions of people that live in Europe and North America, and now that radical Islamists are starting to understand this, all hell is breaking loose.

And of course this is all part of a larger trend. All over the planet, terror is on the rise. In fact, according to a stunning new study that was just released the number of people around the world killed by terrorism increased by 80 percent from 2013 to 2014.

Now that Pandora’s box has been opened and crazed lunatics are realizing how effective terror can be in manipulating the emotions of the masses, will we ever be able to get life back to “normal” again?

If you are not familiar with the concept of “Pandora’s box”, the following is how Wikipedia defines it…

Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod‘s Works and Days.[1] The “box” was actually a large jar (πίθος pithos)[2] given to Pandora (Πανδώρα, “all-gifted”, “all-giving”),[3] which contained all the evils of the world. Pandora opened the jar and all the evils flew out, leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again.

Today the phrase “to open Pandora’s box” means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.

As I mentioned above, a major international soccer match that Angela Merkel was scheduled to attend was canceled on Tuesday due to terror concerns. According to CNN, there was “concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium”…

“Serious plans for explosions” forced the evacuation of a stadium in Hannover, Germany, on Tuesday night before a Netherlands-Germany friendly soccer match, the police chief for Germany’s Lower Saxony region told Germany’s public broadcaster NDR.

Chief Volker Kluwe told NDR that authorities “had concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium.” The tip from federal authorities forced the cancellation of the Netherlands-Germany match about one-and-a-half hours before game time.

Could you imagine what would have happened if there had been a major explosion in a packed stadium like that?

It is only a matter of time before the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball are facing the exact same kinds of threats.

We live at a time when our headlines are being dominated by terror. Just remember what happened last month. The downing of the Russian passenger plane in Egypt was a huge international story, and it has now been confirmed that it was a “homemade explosive device” which destroyed it…

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Tuesday that a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai last month killing all 224 aboard was blown up by a homemade explosive device.

Alexander Bortnikov, the FSB’s chief, told Russian state media that “traces of foreign explosives” were found in debris recovered from the crash site.

Thanks to years of very foolish decisions by our government and others, the Middle East has become totally destabilized. War and civil conflict are the rule rather than the exception, and radical Islam is on the rise. We were quite naive to think that we could “keep it over there”. The truth is that what we have experienced so far is just the leading edge of what is coming.

But that doesn’t mean that we should roll out the red carpet for groups like ISIS like Barack Obama apparently wants to do. His administration wants to aggressively resettle Syrian refugees all over America, and in recent days this has prompted a tremendous backlash from Republican lawmakers

A drumbeat of opposition against allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. intensified Monday as more than half the country’s governors, citing security concerns, said they would refuse to accept Syrian refugees into their states following the Paris attacks, which President Obama said “would be a betrayal of our values.”

In addition to the mostly Republican governors, GOP members of Congress — including the chairmen of the Senate Armed Services, Senate Intelligence and House Homeland Security committees — have called for a halt to admitting Syrian refugees. A House Judiciary subcommittee will consider security concerns related to Syrian refugees later this week.

Yes, there are many Syrian refugees that are legitimately fleeing the horrible war in their homeland and that need international help.

But there are also many Syrian refugees that fully agree with the goals of groups like ISIS. The following comes from Gateway Pundit

A poll released in November but ignored by the mainstream media shows a third of Syrian refugees do not want the Muslim terrorist group ISIS defeated.

The survey results buttress concerns by the dozens of U.S. governors who have announced opposition to President Barack Obama’s plan to import 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year.

The poll shows thirteen percent of Syrian refugees have a completely positive opinion of ISIS with another ten percent having mixed feelings on the terror group, suggesting that nearly one quarter are open to recruitment by ISIS.

So how do we separate the “good refugees” from the “terrorists”?

It is not as easy as some are suggesting. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes went on “Meet the Press” over the weekend and insisted that we “have very extensive screening procedures for all Syrian refugees who would come to the United States”, but others are directly challenging that claim. One of those individuals is former congressman Peter Hoekstra

Peter Hoekstra spent 18 years in Congress and spent much of his time focused on intelligence matters. He is now with the Investigative Project on Terrorism and is the author of “Architects of Disaster,” which outlines the failure of the Obama administration’s policy in Libya.

I think (Rhodes) basically lied to the American people,” Hoekstra told WND and Radio America. “He said we’ve got a good vetting process in place where we can vet those that are coming from Syria into the United States.”

He continued, “No we do not. The records don’t exist in Syria, especially after you’ve had five years of civil war. We don’t have a relationship with the regime. It’s an ungoverned area. We don’t know who these people are. Ben, shame on you for even implying that we’ve got a good vetting system. We’re lucky if can get the names right.

So there you go. The Obama administration is clearly not telling us the truth, but after seven years of endless deception we should expect that by now.

The reality of the matter is that Obama and his minions don’t really have any real strategy for dealing with ISIS or defeating Islamic terror. In fact, just this week Obama said that “what I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning”.

Really?

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the clowns in charge of foreign policy in Washington have spent years destabilizing the Middle East, arming radical Islamists and creating ideal conditions for terror groups such as ISIS to grow.

And now that their “grand experiment” is blowing up in their faces, they have no idea how to respond.

When you make a deal with the devil, you shouldn’t be surprised when it backfires.

I want to share with you something that was pointed out by a website called “Now The End Begins”

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With their hands raised high in the air, as you see in this photo taken moments before the attacks began, Paris fans at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert made the Satanic “devil horns” salute without seemingly a care in the world. Amazingly, the song that was playing the moment the shooting started was called ‘Kiss The Devil‘, and here are some of the lyrics from that tune:

“Kiss The Devil” – by Eagles Of Death Metal

Who’ll love the Devil?
Who’ll song his song?
Who will love the Devil and his song?

I’ll love the Devil
I’ll sing his song
I will love the Devil and his song

Who’ll love the Devil?
Who’ll kiss his tongue?
Who will kiss the Devil on his tongue?

I’ll love the Devil
I’ll kiss his tongue
I will kiss the Devil on his tongue

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For years, Obama and his minions have been trying to use radical Islam. We saw this with the “Arab Spring”, we saw this in Libya, and Obama was really hoping that radical Islamists would overthrow President Assad in Syria.

We spent millions training, arming and organizing radical Islamic warriors, and Obama hoped that they would do his bidding.

Instead, they have taken over large portions of Syria, Iraq and Libya using American weapons, and now they are conducting terror attacks against western targets.

Obama kissed the devil, and now all hell is breaking loose.

Unfortunately for all of us, nobody is going to be able to stop this nightmare now that it has been unleashed.

(Originally published on End of the American Dream)

Widespread Islamic Terror Is Just Part Of The Perfect Storm That Is Now Descending On The West

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Words cannot adequately describe the utter horror that was unleashed on the streets of Paris, France on Friday. CNN is calling it “the worst violence witnessed in France since World War II“, and even though it happened a couple of days ago now, many of us are still having a really tough time processing what took place. Somehow, a small group of less than 10 radical Islamists was able to unleash a coordinated wave of attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured at least 350. All of this comes less than a year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, and many in the western world are now starting to understand that something has fundamentally changed. Even though France has a highly advanced anti-terrorism infrastructure, and even though it also has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in Europe, none of that did anything to prevent these attacks. Despite all of our advanced technology, the openness of our society makes us highly vulnerable to Islamic terror. And as more waves of refugees from the Middle East are absorbed by both Europe and the United States, it is inevitable that there will be more attacks like this.

According to Google, the definition of a “soft target” is “a person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack.” And as we just saw in France, the western world is literally teeming with soft targets. I am talking about sporting events, concert halls, schools, churches, shopping malls, power stations, water treatment facilities, mass transit, etc.

For those that wish to create terror, the opportunities are endless.

In the western world, we generally rely on certain deterrents in order to maintain order. Most sane people do not want to be shot, and most sane people do not want to go to prison.

But what do you do when there are large numbers of crazy people that are actually looking forward to being martyrs?

We don’t really have a defense for the kind of attack that we just witnessed in France. What can you really do when you are dealing with large numbers of homicidal maniacs that are not afraid to die and that can strike anywhere at any time? Unless you can identify the terrorists or their plans ahead of time, it becomes a guessing game.

And the level of evil demonstrated by these terrorists is truly astounding. At the Bataclan Theater, two of the terrorists fired their AK-47s indiscriminately into the crowd for a full 10 minutes

At the Bataclan Theater, at least 75 people attending a concert by a U.S. rock band were killed and many more injured, according to authorities. Eyewitnesses spoke of two young men armed with AK47 assault rifles firing repetitively and dispassionately into the crowded venue, targeting helpless victims cowering on the floor.

Julien Pearce, a radio reporter who was inside the concert hall, told CNN he saw two terrorists at the back of the venue, “firing randomly to the crowd. People yelled, screamed, everybody lying on the floor. And it lasted for ten minutes, ten minutes, ten horrific minutes, where everybody was on the floor covering their heads.”

But these latest attacks are just part of a wider trend of chaos and terror that has descended upon western Europe. For much, much more on this, please check out this video.

Sadly, what Europe is currently experiencing is coming here too.

When I first start dealing with someone new, I watch to see if that individual will actually follow through on what he or she has promised. Sometimes this happens, but sometimes it does not.

In the case of ISIS, I would have to say that they are indeed following through on what they said they would do. Tonight, much of Europe is completely gripped by fear and terror, and the head of ISIS has promised a “direct confrontation” with the United States as well…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States.

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”

As WND has pointed out, there have been dozens of Islamic terror attacks on U.S. soil since 2001, but most of them have been relatively small.

Unfortunately, I believe that we are moving into a new era. Instead of just being satisfied with killing dozens or hundreds of people, these terrorists will start getting a hold of weapons that can kill thousands. Eventually we will see terror attacks inside this country that will make 9/11 look like a Sunday picnic. And Barack Obama is certainly not helping things by “resettling” thousands upon thousands of Syrian refugees in communities all over America.

Of course increasing terror is just a part of the overall picture. Many have described what is coming to the United States and Europe as a “perfect storm”, and I would agree with that assessment.

Even without Islamic terror, we live at a time of rising civil unrest. The deep divisions in our country have been demonstrated by what happened in Ferguson, in Baltimore and more recently at the University of Missouri. Americans are angrier and more frustrated than ever before, and the mainstream media is constantly playing up the divisions between various groups. And thanks to Barack Obama’s refusal to protect our borders, there are now 1.4 million members of criminal gangs living in our cities. Violent crime is already on the rise in our urban areas, and it is going to get even worse as we plunge into recession. For instance, the city of Baltimore recently recorded its 300th homicide of the year after only seeing 211 for all of 2014. Our major cities have never been more primed for civil unrest, and I believe that we are going to see widespread rioting, looting and chaos in the years ahead as the economy totally falls to pieces.

In addition to increased Islamic terror and civil unrest, I also believe we are moving into a time of great governmental shaking, increased tensions between global superpowers, unprecedented natural disasters, and the greatest financial unraveling the world has ever seen.

All of these trends will feed into one another to create the “perfect storm” that I mentioned earlier. What this is going to mean is a dramatic change in our standard of living, our liberties and freedoms will continue to be stripped away, and our world is going to be transformed at a pace that very few of us ever imagined was possible.

If you have the feeling that everything has changed after what just happened in France, you are right.

But this is just the beginning.

What is coming in the weeks and months ahead is going to be even worse, and it is going to shock the entire planet.

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

British jihadis in Syria are being recruited for suicide missions to blow up airliners over western cities in ‘tribute to Osama bin laden’

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Britons fighting for militant groups in Syria are being targeted to smuggle explosives on to Western airliners and become suicide bombers as Al Qaeda plan a spectacular attack over a major city, intelligence officials warn.

The Pakistan-based, Iranian-backed Khorasan group linked to Al Qaeda is said to have sent members to ’embed’ with affiliated terror groups to identify British, European and United States passport holders who could slip through security and carry a bomb on to a plane.

The terror group’s allies in Yemen have been working on developing an ‘undetectable ‘ bomb that could be implanted inside the body of an operative as well as other devices that allows him or her to pass through airport security and scanners.

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ISIS unveils chilling new map of Europe as it plans for world domination by 2020

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This chilling map reveals the calculated way ISIS plan to take over the world by 2020.

The terrorist group aim to control the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe within the next five years, the new map shows.

BBC reporter Andrew Hosken is the author of new book Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State, which includes the map drawn up of areas ISIS plan to take over.

The caliphate, a state governed by Sharia law, covers areas from Spain in the west to the border of China in the east.

Andalus, for example, is the Arabic name given to the parts of Spain, Portugal and France that were occupied by the Moors from the 8th to the 15th century.

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