Hezbollah To Be Unleashed Inside America? We Are Being Warned That Sleeper Cells “Can Hit Targets On U.S. Soil At Anytime Without Warning”

There has never been a greater threat of terror attacks on U.S. soil than there is right now. In the aftermath of the killing of Iranian military chief Qassem Soleimani, top Iranian leaders are vowing revenge. Many of the talking heads on television are speculating that Iran may hit American targets in the Middle East, but what they are forgetting is that Iranian-backed terror groups already have a substantial presence in North America. In particular, Hezbollah has been involved in the North American drug trade for a very long time. Over the years, the mainstream media gave Al-Qaeda and ISIS a lot of attention, but the truth is that Hezbollah is far better funded and far better armed than either of those groups ever were, and now the man at the top of the military food chain that gave Hezbollah their marching orders has been killed by the United States. If Hezbollah sleeper cells are ever going to be unleashed in the United States, now is the time when it will happen.

Of course U.S. officials clearly understand that there is a threat. As Paul Joseph Watson has noted, authorities in New York and Los Angeles are both ramping up security…

The threat posed by Iran-backed Hezbollah sleeper cells embedded in major American cities has once again come to the fore following the killing of Iran’s Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani.

Following last night’s assassination of the Iranian military leader, authorities in both New York and Los Angeles announced that they were ramping up security in readiness for possible revenge attacks on U.S. soil.

This is because Iran is known to have placed Hezbollah terrorist sleeper cells throughout not just Europe but the United States too.

And one former CIA officer is warning that we need to be operating under the assumption that Hezbollah sleeper cells “can hit targets on U.S. soil at anytime without warning”

Former CIA operations officer, Sam Faddis, warned that Hezbollah sleeper cells were hiding in the U.S. and potentially had targets in its sights.

‘It is more than possible that Hezbollah has sleeper cells in the United States ready to strike,’ Faddis told DailyMail.com.

‘Based on what we know we must assume they do and that they can hit targets on U.S. soil at anytime without warning.’

Up until now, Iranian leaders such as Soleimani have always held back their proxies from committing terror attacks on U.S. soil because the Iranians knew that it would potentially spark a full-blown war with the United States.

But now that Soleimani is dead and war is virtually a certainty, there would appear to be no reason to hold back any longer.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rarely makes any sense at all, but for once I have to agree with him. During a press conference on Friday, he told reporters that we are “in a de facto state of war”

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said they would be protecting key locations from ‘any attempt by Iran or its terrorist allies to retaliate against the U.S.’

‘We have to assume this action puts us in a de facto state of war,’ he told a press conference on Friday.

It comes amid fears that the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group, which has been designated by the U.S. government as a foreign terrorist organization, may have sleeper cells in the U.S. that are ready to retaliate.

And he is right.

In particular, the Iranians and their proxies are going to be looking for high value targets to strike, and there are certainly a lot of them in New York.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that something will happen there, but it is definitely a possibility.

And we do know that Hezbollah has previously “plotted to attack U.S. interests inside the country”

Last year, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed that the terror outfit has already plotted to attack U.S. interests inside the country and is ready to activate if it considers the existence of either Hezbollah or Iran to be at stake.

Following the arrest of Kourani and another Hezbollah operative named Samer el-Debek, the U.S. intelligence community reversed its belief that Hezbollah was unlikely to attempt attacks within the U.S.

“It’s our assessment that Hezbollah is determined to give itself a potential homeland option as a critical component of its terrorism playbook,” said National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen.

Unfortunately, a lot of Americans don’t understand the seriousness of what we are potentially facing.

Hezbollah is made up of the most radical Shiite terrorists on the entire planet.

These are the guys that ISIS and Al-Qaeda are afraid of.

Of all the terror groups in existence, Hezbollah is the most competent and the most frightening of them all.

In addition to terror attacks, it is being reported that the Trump administration is also deeply concerned about the possibility of cyberattacks.

The Iranians and their proxies are probably not as advanced in this area as Russia, China and North Korea are, but we do know that they have been building up a “cyber army”

Analysts believe Tehran has stepped up its capacity to attack key Western cyber infrastructure and has even built up a so-called “cyber army” that pledges allegiance to the Islamic Republic.

Loic Guezo, head of French information security group Clusif, said Iran’s cyber attacks above all sought to damage industrial targets such as dams or power stations.

“What is feared here is the impact on society — electricity cuts, poisoning, gas leaks, explosions, transport chaos and hospitals,” he told AFP.

So at some point your power may go out, and you may not even realize that the Iranians are behind it.

If and when the Iranians and their proxies start hitting us, it is going to cause a lot of panic. America is totally unprepared for what is coming, and our enemies are going to take full advantage of that fact.

The Iranians and their proxies don’t fight clean and their don’t fight fair.

Getting into a fight with them won’t be pretty, and when it erupts a whole lot of people are likely to end up dead.

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There Have Been More Than 30,000 Documented Terror Attacks Worldwide Since September 2001

When are we going to say that enough is enough? According to Act For America, more than 30,000 documented terror attacks have taken place around the world since September 11th, 2001. And in case you were wondering, almost all of those terror attacks were committed by radical Islamic terrorists. According to one website that tracks these things, in 2017 alone “there were 2035 Islamic attacks in 61 countries, in which 15,700 people were killed and 14,302 injured.” Even though ISIS is on the ropes, Islamic terror continues to spread, and we must boldly confront this threat.

But instead, many western nations have been eagerly importing large numbers of young males from hotbeds of Islamic terror. As a result, levels of crime are absolutely exploding. Just check out the latest crime numbers from the city of London

For example, gun crime in London is up 15 percent, homicides are up 25 percent, including an explosion in youth homicide of 70 percent, robbery is up by more than a third.

Those numbers are extremely chilling, but there is more. According to WND, the number of acid attacks in London has “soared exponentially” in recent years…

Among the most terrifying crimes in London are acid attacks, which have soared exponentially since 2014. There were 431 such attacks record in 2016 and police report they have become the tactic of first resort for some gangs.

Acid attacks also seem to be correlated to the large Muslim population in some areas of the city.

Of course London is far from alone. Over in France, the chaos and violence never seems to end. On New Year’s Eve, more than 1,000 vehicles were set on fire, and authorities are claiming that this is a victory because that number only “slightly exceeded” the figure from last year when 935 vehicles were torched…

New Year’s Eve celebrations in France have turned out to be not only a time of joy, but also a frantic spell for police and emergency service personnel who faced mass disorder across the country.

The number of vehicles torched during the festivities that spiralled out of control in Paris and other French cities have surpassed 1,000, the French Interior Ministry said in a statement reviewing the New Year’s Eve celebrations. The number of vehicle arson attacks “slightly exceeded” last year’s figures, when 935 cars were set alight, the ministry added.

Things are getting really bad elsewhere in Europe as well.

Over in Germany, one recent study concluded that the recent spike in crime in Germany has been caused primarily by an “influx of mostly young, male migrants”. The following originally comes from Reuters

The recent influx of mostly young, male migrants into Germany has led to an increase in violent crime in the country, according to a government-funded study published Wednesday.

The study used figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals on crime in 2015 and 2016, a period when the number of violent crimes reported increased by 10.4 percent.

The authors concluded that 92 percent of the additional crimes recorded could be attributed to the increase in refugee numbers.

What is happening in these western European nations is completely and utterly obvious to us, but the politically-correct crowd is still in a horrifying state of denial.

For example, just check out the storyline of a new television movie in Germany

The TV movie “Break-out to the Unknown” (WDR/ARD Degeto), on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, at 8.15 pm, tells the tale of family fleeing a totalitarian system under life-threatening circumstances, from an unusual perspective: in the near future, Europe has collapsed into chaos. In many countries right-wing extremists have taken power. The formerly democratic state of Germany has become a totalitarian system that persecutes dissidents, Muslims and homosexuals.

As a lawyer, Jan Schneider (Fabian Busch) has taken the side of dispossessed victims. When he learns that the regime intends to put him in prison once more, he decides to flee. His goal is the South-African Union, which is enjoying political and economic stability after an economic boom. A cargo ship is to take him, his wife Sarah (Maria Simon) and both children Nora (Athena Strates) and Nick (Ben Gertz) together with other refugees to Cape Town, but the people traffickers put the passengers in boats that are far too small in front of the coast of Namibia.

And here in the United States, you can actually be arrested and prosecuted if you say the wrong things about radical Islam. The following comes from Information Liberation

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is attempting to prosecute 41-year-old Mark Feigin for criticizing Muslims on the Islamic Center of Southern California’s Facebook page in September 2016.

The Attorney General’s Office claims Feigin’s Facebook posts were “meant to annoy and harass” through “repeated contact by means of an electronic communication device” in violation of Cal. Penal Code § 653m(b) and should therefor not be protected by the First Amendment.

Have we gone completely and utterly insane?

We are trying to convince ourselves that radical terrorists that are committed to achieving world domination by violent means are actually solid citizens and will openly embrace us as friends if we will just treat them with kindness.

Meanwhile, the reality of the matter is that we are witnessing rape after rape and terror attack after terror attack.

In Sweden, violent gang rapes are becoming so common that incidents such as this one barely make a blip on the news anymore…

On January 21, 2017 in Uppsala, Sweden three men broke into a woman’s home armed with guns, tore off her clothes and gang raped her for three hours while livestreaming the whole attack on Facebook. Similar to other horrific rapes, the liberal mainstream media refused to unequivocally identify the offenders as Muslim immigrants. Jihad Watch reported that “The Swedish publication NyheterIdag says that the attackers were “nysvenskar,” that is, “new Swedes,” which is the establishment media euphemism for Muslim migrants.” A 21 year old woman came forward after she saw the Facebook broadcast and stated that she recognized one of the perpetrators who raped her 15 months earlier.

If you are “pro-woman”, you should be speaking out about this. But instead, many have been trained to believe that they can’t stand up and defend these victims because it might not be “politically-correct” to do so.

The goal of radical Islam is to completely dominate the entire globe. The intend to dominate us physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually. Omar Ahmad, the founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), once made the following statement about what his organization’s ultimate goals are…

Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.

We are not going to allow these jihadists to install their totalitarian system in the United States. They are the enemies of liberty and freedom, and we are going to fight their agenda every step of the way.

Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump 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.

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.

Horrifying moment a truck driver mows down soldiers in Jerusalem – and REVERSES over them – killing four and injuring 15 before being shot dead at the wheel

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A Palestinian has rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem, killing four and wounding at least 15 people, in a shocking copycat of the Berlin and Nice terror massacres.

Shocking video from the scene shows the driver reversing back over the soldiers, trapping ten under his wheels, during the sickening attack on Sunday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged the attacker ‘supported’ the Islamic State group, though he provided no details on what led to the finding.

(Read the rest of the story here…)

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.

The Ohio State Terror Attack Is Exactly The Type Of Knife Attack That ISIS Has Been Calling For

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We have entered an era when Americans are going to have to realize that Islamic terrorists can strike virtually anywhere without any warning whatsoever.  At one time terror targets were chosen for their political or religious significance, but now radical Islamic clerics are urging their followers to strike the “infidels” wherever they can.  And this new approach actually instills more fear, because there is no way to predict where or when the next attack will happen.  On Monday it was Columbus, Ohio but next week it might be your community.  We just don’t know, but what we do know is that Islamic terror is on the rise.  So far this year there have been well over 1000 Islamic terror attacks around the planet, and in 2017 there will probably be even more.  Radical Islamic terror groups are growing like cancer all over the globe, and what we have seen so far is nothing compared to what is coming.

Most students at Ohio State University never would have imagined that they would be the target of a terror attack on Monday, but that is preciously what happened.  The following comes from the Columbus Dispatch

Monday morning dawned on the Ohio State University campus in positive fashion. Students had just returned after visits home for Thanksgiving weekend. And they were still in a celebratory mood from the Buckeyes’ football win over rival Michigan on Saturday.

Nothing would have prepared anyone for what had happened by late morning.

A student, Ohio State police say, drove a car into a group of people standing outside a campus building, throwing some into the air and running over others. The driver then jumped from the car with a butcher knife, slashing more people. Less than a minute after the attack, an OSU police officer had shot and killed the man. In the end, 11 people were injured.

The attacker has been identified as an Ohio State student named Abdul Razak Ali Artan.  According to NBC News, he had been making some very alarming posts on his Facebook page just prior to the attack…

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a “boiling point,” made a reference to “lone wolf attacks” and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

“America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that,” the post said.

Two hours before that, a cryptic post on the page said: “Forgive and forget. Love.”

Sadly, this comes not too long after ISIS had called for their followers to conduct precisely these sorts of attacks.

Here in the western world it is hard to understand such savagery, but to them it is quite natural

Hinting that the article is one in a forthcoming series about terror tactics, ISIS focused on the benefits of knives to help potential terrorists with the “ocean of thoughts” that “might pour into one’s mind” when considering an attack.

“Many people are often squeamish of the thought of plunging a sharp object into another person’s flesh. It is a discomfort caused by the untamed, inherent dislike for pain and death, especially after ‘modernization’ distanced males from partaking in the slaughtering of livestock for food and the striking of the enemy in war,” the unbylined article states. “However, any such squirms and discomforts are never an excuse for abandoning jihad.”

And thanks to the Obama administration, we now have more potential “lone wolves” in the United States than ever before.  Barack Obama has always seemed particularly interested in increasing immigration from the Islamic world, and Abdul Razak Ali Artan was one of the Islamic refugees brought into this country during his time in the White House

Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident.

He lived briefly in a temporary shelter in Dallas before settling in Ohio, according to records maintained by Catholic Charities.

Overall, 43,000 Somali refugees have come to America while Obama has been in office.

After arriving at Ohio State, Abdul Razak Ali Artan once complained that there wasn’t anywhere for Muslims like him to pray.  The following comes from the Daily Caller

Artan was profiled in an Aug. 25 segment titled, “Humans of Ohio State” where he lamented, “This place is huge, I don’t even know where to pray.” Artan said he wanted to pray in the open but was scared because of recent media coverage.

“If people look at me a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, whats going to happen.” Artan then railed against the media saying, “its the media that puts that picture in their heads so they’re going to have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.” Artan eventually decided to pray in a corner on his first day at the university.

Unfortunately, Abdul Razak Ali Artan has made things much worse by going on his violent rampage.

The United States is a land of immigrants, and every single person has immense value no matter where they are from and no matter what they look like.

But in this day and age we also need to use some wisdom when deciding who to allow into our country.  The truth is that there are tens of millions of people out there that want to destroy our nation and kill as many of us as possible, and we don’t want to roll out the red carpet for them.

Whether we like it or not, we are in a war.  Radical Islamic terrorists have already declared war on us, but most of our politicians seem to think that if we just ignore the threat that somehow it will go away.

Sadly, this threat is not going to go away.

Rather, it is going to continue to grow as long as the underlying movement fueling the threat continues to grow.

I just hope that not too many more Americans have to die before our government starts taking this threat much more seriously.

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

Terror Attacks Are at 11-Year High in Wealthy Nations

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The world’s wealthiest nations experienced the worst year in over a decade for terrorist attacks and deaths in 2015.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries suffered 731 attacks, a 23 percent increase from its previous high in 2004 after a steady rise over the past six years, according a new report by the Institute for Economics and Peace, which has been collecting data since 1997. Meanwhile Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan — which account for a third of total incidents worldwide — each declined by more than 20 percent.

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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.*

A Prophetic Poem For 2016

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Will 2016 be a year of terror, cataclysms, economic collapse, civil unrest and martial law in America?  Right now, that may be hard to imagine for a lot of people, but that is precisely what Matt Smith believes is coming.  One of the websites that I like to visit regularly is Z3News.com, and a poem that was just posted over there is so interesting that I thought that I would share it with you all.  You can find the original right here.  If Matt Smith is right, 2016 is definitely going to be quite an “interesting” year.  Here is his poem for 2016…

At the very end of 2015,
And the year of ten plus six,
That wicked old Satan,
Will be up to evil tricks.

December through February,
Winter finds itself here,
A sudden event will strike,
And many will be in fear.

Know then My judgment,
Has come upon this land,
God reigns supreme,
And deals with a heavy hand.

From March until June,
The spring season shall arrive,
There will be many people,
Found not to be alive.

During this same season,
Another checkpoint will originate,
Then another crushing blow,
Will seal this nation’s fate.

During these two seasons,
The economy will decline,
Look to Me My people,
I say, ‘Your souls are mine.’

For war will be inevitable,
It will not go away,
I implore My holy people,
Stay on your knees and pray.

The dog days of summer,
Will follow and draw nigh,
Protests will fill the streets,
With a far more violent cry.

At the end of the summer,
As the season reaches a climax,
JADE HELM will come to life again,
Surely it will be brought back.

The fall season will bring,
another election year,
But by this time our nation,
Will be firmly gripped in fear.

Barack Hussein Obama,
Will stay seated in his chair,
No Democrat nor Republican,
will find themselves his heir.

Martial law is coming,
It will soon grip our land,
I plead with all the saints of God,
To take a righteous stand.

2017 will follow next,
When it comes rolling around,
The changes will be different,
They will surely be profound.

America will have seen,
Destruction and devastation,
I will hold nothing back,
I will show no hesitation.

Disease and pestilence,
Will surely grip this land,
But My people do not worry,
It’s all part of My plan.

Watch the hand of Islam,
They will shout a battle cry,
A day of terror is coming,
And many will surely die.

Now look upon the map,
And look upon it well,
You will see trouble landed,
Where American cities fell.

Now woe unto you cities,
And you states shown below,
You have angered God in Heaven,
And made yourself His foe.

Woe unto the city,
Of the Bears, Cubs, and Bulls.
Woe to San Fransisco,
You dare mock me, you fools!

I will destroy both of you,
In the hour of My fury,
You have been found guilty,
Yes, by my Heavenly Jury.

Woe unto Las Vegas,
Seattle, and the Big D,
Plagues, famine, and destruction
Are coming soon, you’ll see.

Woe unto New Orleans,
And even Florida too,
When I shoot arrows of destruction,
You shall surely be through.

Woe unto the city,
Known for the Liberty Bell,
I will take away your freedoms,
And you will see much hell.

Woe unto Baltimore,
Woe to Washington DC,
Woe to you wicked leaders,
For you must answer to Me.

I will destroy these cities,
With one single attack,
I will shoot arrows of destruction,
And I will hold nothing back.

Woe unto Boston, New York City,
And even California too,
You do not worship Me,
You say, “I answer to who?”

You say you only answer,
To gold, silver, and sex,
But I will put something on you,
Far worse than any vex.

Half of California,
Shall be thrown into the sea,
And New York City,
The same fate it will be.

Oh Boston, Oh Boston,
Your arrogance will be no more,
I shall wipe you off the map,
You big arrogant whore.

Get prepared for slavery,
It is coming to this nation,
Like Egypt in the days of Moses,
It will not be a good sensation.

An asteroid will strike,
In the Caribbean sea,
All around the world,
Tsunamis must be.

Earthquakes will come,
And will divide this land,
That we might not forget,
God deals with a heavy hand.

You shall look to the east,
And see Russians coming here,
You shall look to the west,
And see China causing fear.

They shall invade this land,
And take over this place,
America once a golden cup,
Has become an utter disgrace.

Many think they can still sin,
And waltz right into Heaven,
But that’s like foolishly believing,
Two plus three equals seven.

There are many who come to Me,
On spiritual section eight,
They are in moral poverty,
And will not enter My pearly gate.

Moral bankruptcy,
They have truly filed,
They do not know Me,
For they are not My child.

You who refuse to teach,
My people the ways of the Lord,
Soon you will find,
You can not escape my sword.

Promising My people,
Nothing but houses and cars,
But these will not get you,
Not get you very far.

Tell the people to stop,
To halt all of their sins,
Tell them to live holy,
So they can enter in.

It is time for the saints,
To be truly tried,
Stand firm upon My word,
And in Me truly abide.

If you deny my son Jesus,
In front of any man,
You will sink faster,
Than standing in quick sand.

So know these things,
They surely will take place,
Come live your life for Jesus,
And receive My mercy and grace.

The Pope Says This Christmas Is A ‘Charade’ And That For Some People ‘It May Be Their Last’

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Pope Francis sure does say a lot of strange things.  I don’t think that any other Pope throughout history has ever called Christmas a “charade” or has suggested that for many people this Christmas “may be their last”.  What in the world would cause Pope Francis to adopt such an ominous tone?  Without a doubt, the leader of the largest religious organization in the entire world would be privy to information that would not be available to ordinary people like you and I.  Could it be possible that he is aware of something that is coming that is going to dramatically change life on this planet?  What we do know is that our world is becoming increasingly unstable.  World War III threatens to erupt in the Middle East at any time, the number of terror attacks around the globe continues to increase, earthquake activity continues to rise, giant cracks are opening up in the ground all over the world, and we are rapidly plunging into a brand new global financial crisis.  There is certainly a lot to be concerned about, but what would make the Pope so glum that he would actually call Christmas a “charade”?

One of the primary reasons why the Pope is so down is all of the war that is going on all over the planet right now.  It was in the context of talking about war that he made this recent statement about Christmas being “a charade”

Pope Francis has declared in a sermon that Christmas this year will be a “charade” because “the whole world is at war”.

The pontiff’s speech at the Vatican came after terrorist attacks in France claimed the lives of 129 people; a Russian plane was bombed and dozens of people were killed in a double suicide attack in Lebanon.

Speaking during Mass at the Casa Santa Maria, he said: “We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war.”

“It’s all a charade. The world has not understood the way of peace. The whole world is at war.”

And what he has said is actually true.  War and civil conflict are breaking out all over the planet, and all of this violence threatens to spiral out of control as we head into 2016.

On another occasion, Pope Francis even went so far as to suggest that we have now entered a third world war

“Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”

So has World War III begun?

I don’t know that I would go that far, but I believe that we are certainly on the road toward it.

The recent statements from Pope Francis that I have already shared with you are bizarre enough, but then just a few days ago he added this whopper to the list…

The Pontiff, who turned 79 on Thursday, elaborated on his views this weekend, telling a crowd, “While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realise that this year’s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last”.

What in the world did he mean by that?

Precisely who was he talking about when he said that “it may be their last” Christmas?

That statement can be taken a lot of different ways, and it has raised a lot of eyebrows.  And of course this is just the most recent example of this Pope doing and saying some very unusual things.  Just consider what we have seen over the past couple of years…

Pope Francis Declares That Christian Fundamentalism ‘Is A Sickness’

In New York, Pope Francis Embraced Chrislam And Laid A Foundation For A One World Religion

In Fiery Speeches, Pope Francis Excoriates Global Capitalism

Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

The Pope’s Embrace Of Evolution Brings Us One Step Closer To A One World Religion

Pope Francis And Shimon Peres Discuss The Establishment Of A ‘United Nations Of Religions’

This Pope has been unlike any Pope that we have ever seen before.  He has been consistently doing and saying things that would be regarded as “crazy” if any other religious leader did or said them, but because he is the Pope he gets away with it.

Meanwhile, other prominent voices around the planet are also issuing apocalyptic warnings these days.

For instance, tech guru Elon Musk believes that World War III “could erupt at any time”

World War III could erupt at any time, and the effects could be devastating.

That’s the warning from top technology boss Elon Musk.

The billionaire businessman, who’s companies include Tesla Motors and SpaceX, believes a number of factors including the growth of religious extremism could trigger a third World War.

Musk believes that in the future the world could find itself locked in a nuclear World War “far worse than anything that’s happened before.”

And I believe that Musk is right about that.

Personally, I am completely convinced that we are eventually heading toward a third world war, and I believe that it will fundamentally change life on this planet.

So what is the solution?

Well, Musk believes that we need to consider traveling to Mars while there is still time

Mankind may only have a brief window to set foot on Mars before a disaster such as a third World War makes it no longer possible, Elon Musk has warned.

The founder of SpaceX, which was the first private company to resupply the International Space Station, fears such a war could set back technological advancements.

His company is preparing to announce its ambitious plans for rocket and spacecraft technology to carry humans to the red planet.

To Musk, a “colony on Mars” would make perfect sense.  He believes that it would give us the best chance to survive as a species if life on this planet was totally wiped out

Speaking in an interview with GQ, he said such a mission may be important to help ensure the long term survival of mankind.

In particular, he believes a Martian colony could help to ensure humanity survives if there is ever a calamity on Earth that destroys life here.

‘You back up your hard drive…. Maybe we should back up life, too?’ he said.

If life is so great and everything is under control, then why are world leaders like Elon Musk and Pope Francis so seemingly obsessed with apocalyptic scenarios?

Could it be possible that everything is not really “under control”?

The truth, of course, is that most of us have a gut feeling that big trouble is on the horizon.  Many of us may not know exactly what that trouble will consist of, and we may not be able to put our feelings into words, but deep inside most of us understand that the future is not bright.

So what should we do?

Is there anything that can be done?

Is it inevitable that humanity is facing a future of chaos and war?

Please feel free to join the discussion by posting a comment below…

There Sure Is A Lot Of Buzz About A Potential Terror Attack On Christmas Day Or New Year’s Eve

 

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I have never seen more buzz about a potential terror attack during the holiday season than I am seeing right now. Over the past couple of weeks, the mainstream media and the alternative media have both been full of headlines about the possibility of terrorism on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve. And personally, I have had numerous people contact me with their concerns or regarding something that they have heard from others. In addition to threats from ISIS, there are many out there that are completely convinced that we could soon see a major false flag incident in the United States. So are any of these rumors true? Will we soon see a major terror incident in America? I want to make it very clear that I do not know. As an attorney, I have been trained to come to conclusions based on the evidence, and at this moment I do not have anything completely solid to report to you. But I do believe that it is noteworthy that there is so much buzz about a potential terror attack that is coming in from so many different directions.

For example, earlier today a mainstream news report indicated that authorities had discovered a “credible threat” against New York City. The phrase “credible threat” was later retracted, but it is a fact that NYPD Commissioner William Bratton did hold “an emergency meeting” on Tuesday to address the threat of terror…

Top NYPD brass including Commissioner William Bratton held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the need for increased vigilance, sources said.

All New York City police officers received a bulletin Tuesday afternoon outlining the department’s tactical plan and warning officers to stay vigilant, according to sources. That internal memo mentioned social media being used as a tactic and that a possible attack could come without warning.

Expect to see increased police presence at iconic locations across multiple boroughs, including Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Midnight Mass on Thursday, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, marking the first time a threat has sparked a swell of police presence in a borough other than Manhattan.

In Germany, it is being reported that a former ISIS fighter is telling authorities that ISIS is planning “coordinated attacks across multiple European cities”

ISIS are threatening coordinated attacks across multiple European cities, a former militant who escaped from the terror group has revealed.

The former Islamic State fighter – called Harry S – recently escaped from the group in Syria and is now being questioned by the authorities in Germany.

He says, along with other fighters, he was asked if he would “bring jihad to their homeland”.

Could he be telling the truth?

You never know. He might just be blowing a lot of hot air. But after what recently took place in Paris and San Bernardino, we all need to be more diligent.

And without a doubt, it is quite probable that the next attack could be bigger than anything else that we have seen so far. That same ex-ISIS fighter told the Germans that ISIS wants “something that happens everywhere at the same time”

Worryingly, as reported by Der Spiegel, he told police: “They want something that happens everywhere at the same time.

“All you need is to take a big knife, and go down to the streets and slighter every infidel you encounter.”

And there is some evidence that radical Islamists have been planning just such an attack inside the United States. Just check out what authorities found when they recently raided the home of a 19-year-old jihadist in Pennsylvania

Thursday, The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of 19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, who lived in a home with his parents in the 1700 block of Fulton Street in Harrisburg.

According to an affidavit, Aziz was preparing to conduct or assist in an attack in the U.S. An investigation also revealed that Aziz attempted to aid ISIS supporters in traveling to Syria for the purpose of becoming ISIS fighters.

On November 27, investigators raided Aziz’s home and found five loaded M4-style high-capacity magazines, a modified kitchen knife, a thumb drive, medication and a balaclava inside a backpack Aziz’s kept inside a closet.

We also know that the San Bernardino shooters had accumulated quite an arsenal in their home as well. Mike Adams of Natural News believes that this is yet more evidence that a “multi-city ISIS attack” was being planned…

I have reason to believe that a massive, multi-city ISIS attack will be unleashed across America in the near future.

Why do I believe this? Because the evidence points to the likelihood that the San Bernardino ISIS terrorists disobeyed orders and prematurely initiated their attack on a relatively small group. The twelve pipe bombs and thousands of rounds of ammunition found in their apartment point to the realization that they were preparing for something much larger.

If you’re a terrorist, you don’t build twelve pipe bombs and then leave them behind during your attack. You use them in large crowds, of course, to maximize the bloodshed and terror factor. The very existence of these pipe bombs — if indeed they weren’t planted by the feds — means that another, larger attack was in the planning stages and approaching activation.

Whether we see a major attack within the next couple of weeks or not, it is inevitable that the next one will happen at some point. I think that the holidays are a flashpoint in particular because they have a great deal of symbolic meaning and because there are such large public gatherings of people around Christmas and on New Year’s Eve.

And the federal government recognizes this as well. As Christmas draws closer, FEMA has been helping churches prepare for “active shooter incidents“, and the feds will be keeping a very close eye on New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City and elsewhere.

Of course many Americans do not have much faith in the ability of the federal government to protect them. In fact, there are some that are simply going to avoid any large public gatherings of people until after the holidays are over.

So are those individuals being paranoid or prudent?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

Cartoonist promises to draw Muhammad every day for the rest of the year in protest of Charlie Hebdo attack

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In defense of satire, an amateur artist has promised to draw the Prophet Mohamed on every one of the 347 days left in the year.

His first effort, which can be viewed here, is a fairly blank cartoon of the religious figure, apparently not designed to convey a specific message but stand against yesterday’s shootings at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by its very depiction.

“I’d like to see Muhammad doing ordinary boring stuff instead of bombing everything,” one Reddit user commented. “Picking up groceries, sitting on a bus, having dinner and having awkward moments with the in-laws.”

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Israel Foils Plot To Assassinate Foreign Minister With Rocket-Propelled Grenade

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A Hamas terror cell plotting to assassinate Israel’s hawkish right-wing foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, in a stated bid to “bring about the end to the war in Gaza” has been foiled by the country’s Shin Bet security service, it was announced on Thursday.

Four Palestinian men have been arrested in connection with the plan to attack Lieberman’s car with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) while he travelled with his ministerial convoy.

According to the Shin Bet statement all the terror plot suspects are from villages near to Bethlehem, close to Nokdim — a guarded Israeli settlement in West Bank where Lieberman owns a home.

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Islamic State warns it has sleeper cells in the West, raises the stakes with beheading of American

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It seems clear that Islamic State is raising the stakes, aware that the gruesome death of an American and the image of another one at the mercy of an executioner who is taunting a US president could invite retaliation – heavier air strikes at least.

But the United States and other Western powers may now be diverting their attention away from the Sunni insurgents innorthern Iraq to what they are capable of doing overseas.

The group can draw on hundreds if not thousands of foreigners with Western passports that can keep them below the radar, like the British-sounding man who appeared to have killed Foley, to carry out its threats.

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UK Police: Merely Watching James Foley Beheading Video May Be an Act of Terrorism

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British police have warned the public that merely watching the James Foley beheading video may be a criminal offense under terrorism legislation, a draconian escalation that threatens to create an ominous pretext for the free flow of information on the Internet.

After the video emerged, which purports to show an ISIS militant with a British accent beheading American journalist James Foley, the Guardian reported that Scotland Yard had launched a full investigation.

“Scotland Yard warned the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating the video within the UK might constitute a criminal offence under terrorism legislation,” states the report.

“In other words….if you watch terrorism, you’re also a terrorist,” remarked Zero Hedge.

So not only could it be treated as a terrorist offense to post a link to the video on your Facebook page, but merely watching the clip could also get you in hot water, despite the fact that tens of thousands of Brits have probably seen the video since it emerged earlier this week.

In terms of brutality, the video pales in comparison to previous examples since it doesn’t actually show the full beheading during the clip.

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Everyone Who Wants To Destroy ISIS Needs To Know One Hard Truth

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But there is one thing everyone must realize in the anti-ISIS crusade: Given the momentum that ISIS has built over the past two years in Syria and Iraq, it will be very difficult to dislodge them from the region. To actually do it will require a full-scale war.

“If destroying ISIL becomes the near-term policy goal—which seems the likely outcome of saying you are going to ‘roll back’ the group—then 10,000-15,000 troops vastly understates the true commitment, which will actually require years, direct military action on both sides of the Iraq/Syria border, tens (if not hundreds) of billions of dollars, and many more than 15,000 troops,” counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman writes in War on the Rocks. “ISIL is an inherently resilient organization—look how far they have come since getting ‘rolled back’ during the Surge in 2007 when 150,000 American troops were occupying the country.”

ISIS has gone through many iterations since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and is now at its most powerful point as they control a vast swath of territory across Syria and Iraq. What has become a de facto criminal petrostate brings in nearly $12 million a month in revenues from extortion and other shady practices in the Iraqi city of Mosul alone in addition to $1 million to $3 million a day selling oil illegally.

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