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A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On – Earthquakes Shaking Alaska to Australia Over the Last Hour

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Richter magnitude 5.0 – ALASKA PENINSULA
55.856°N, 161.124°W
Monday, May 09, 2011 at 11:05:04 AM
Depth:  28.9 km (18.0 miles)

Richter magnitude 5.8 – MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.384°N, 126.472°E
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 03:13:27 AM
Depth:  35.7 km (22.2 miles)

Richter magnitude 6.3 – WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
56.612°S, 147.837°E
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 04:54:42 AM
Depth:  1 km (~0.6 mile)

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Intelligence Officials: More Warnings of al-Qaida Terror Plots Coming

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By Ronald Kessler – “The FBI Laboratory has custody of the more than 100 items seized in the raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound, and clues from this material will likely lead to warnings of more al-Qaida plots, intelligence officials tell Newsmax.

The bureau played a key role in helping to train U.S. Navy SEALs for their mission, focusing on the commandos’ task of gathering evidence about al-Qaida in the compound. After 9/11, the FBI took on the role of safeguarding any material seized in U.S. counterterrorism actions around the globe. It helped to preserve the chain of custody should the material be presented as evidence in a prosecution by the United States or by other countries. In addition, the FBI is in the best position to analyze fingerprints, DNA traces, and handwriting.” Read more.

Egypt: 50,000 Attend Islamist Rally: ‘The United Arab States and the United Islamic States are Inevitably Coming, and Soon We Will Have One Caliph to Rule Us All’

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They say that attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt is wrong because they’re ‘protected by Islam’ as Dhimmis who pay the Jizya tax.  But what they don’t tell you, of course, is that the Jizya tax upon non-Muslims will be abolished by the ‘Islamic Jesus’ either because all non-Muslims will have already been killed, or because it will remove the so-called ‘protection’ given to Dhimmis (non-Muslims) that are still alive because by this time “all mankind will be required to embrace Islam with no alternative”, or be killed …

By Hany ElWaziry – “More than 50,000 people on Saturday attended a joint rally held by the Muslim Brotherhood group and Salafis in Haram district, Giza.

The organizers chanted slogans stating that the Brotherhood and the Salafis are one, and that both seek to apply the Islamic Sharia.

‘The United Arab States and the United Islamic States are inevitably coming,’ said prominent Salafi preacher Safwat Hegazy at the rally. ‘And soon we will have one caliph to rule us all.’

Hegazy condemned those who burnt the church in Imbaba on Saturday. ‘They are not Salafis or Brothers, nor are they Egyptians,’ he said. ‘They are the enemy that incites sectarian strife.’

Salafi preacher Mohamed Hassan, for his part, called on all Islamic groups to reassure Muslims and Christians alike. ‘Egypt does not belong to the Muslims alone,” he said. “And Copts are protected by Islam. They need not resort to the United States for that.'” Source.

Most Wanted Man In The World – Osama Bin Laden – is DEAD; Updated with Reactions from Muslim World

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Osama Bin Laden, a man who claimed to love death more than we love life, is confirmed dead.  He was killed by US forces in a ground operation within Pakistan, shot twice in the chest and head.  His body was in possession of the US military and has since been buried at sea. Will the Islamic world cheer or jeer?  Their reaction will be very telling …

Update: … and indeed it is.

Arabs Riot in Jerusalem Over Bin Laden’s Demise – “Arabs in the village of Silwan, adjacent to the City of David neighborhood in Jerusalem, rioted Monday night in protest over the elimination of Osama Bin-Laden. The rioters were throwing stones at police and attempting to block roads.”  Read more.

Islamic scholars criticize Bin Laden’s sea burial – “… a violation of Islamic tradition that may further provoke militant calls for revenge attacks against American targets.” Read more.

Hamas condemns killing of ‘holy warrior’ bin Laden – “We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood,” Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, told reporters.”  Read more.

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood condemns Bin Laden death – “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, a conservative organization with links around the Islamic world, has condemned the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces as an ‘assassination.'”  Read more.

Hundreds join Quetta rally in Pakistan to honour bin Laden – “‘Bin Laden was the hero of the Muslim world and after his martyrdom he has won the title of great mujahed (Muslim fighter)’…”  Read more.

Palestinian Imam says ‘Omama will soon hang’ – “An imam from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem vowed to take revenge over ‘the western dogs’ for killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on Sunday… ‘The western dogs are rejoicing after killing one of our Islamic lions. From Al-Aqsa Mosque, where the future caliphate will originate with the help of God…'” Read more.

South African Muslim Council Condemns Bin Laden Killing – “The council’s Nabeweya Malick said, ‘The Muslim Judicial Council questions the timing of the action of the United States and also the reason for the killing because we do not believe that any government or any leader has a legal right to order the killing of another person … The actions of the United States have really sent a strong message to the Muslim community globally, that we [United States] don’t respect your customs [or] your religion.'” Read more.

Iraqi TV calls Bin Laden a ‘Saint’ – “‘On TV, he is described as a saint. Even serious people view him as an actual mujahid (fighter), a shahid (martyr) who should be celebrated as such. An imam said that just [by shedding] a drop of his blood, he will go to heaven.'” Read more.

Devout Muslims in Indonesia Hold Mass Prayers for Bin Laden – “Indonesian police were due Wednesday to guard mass prayers organised by the hardline Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for Osama Bin Laden… The prayers were due to be held at the FPI headquarters in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.”  Read more.

Islamic Leaders in Kenya Condemn Killing of Bin Laden – “Islamic leaders have have condemned the killing of Al-Qaida Leader Osama Bin Laden … the leaders said Osama’s ideology will continue forever … Sheikh Dor described Osama as a Muslim brother who was championed the rights of the Islamic world against invasions of the West.” Read more.

Islamic Group Chairman in Kashmir to Lead Prayers for Bin laden – “‘The slain Laden had entire Muslim world’s pain in him. He (Laden) left the life of leisure for the downtrodden and suppressed Muslims of the world. So it’s our duty to repay his good deeds by praying for him,’ said Geelani.”  Read more.

Backlash Grows in Pakistan Over Bin Laden’s Death – “Hundreds of people marched through Multan, burning U.S. flags and waving placards as they warned the terrorist’s death could produce many more radical figures to take his place. It comes after crowds of weeping mourners were pictured offering funeral prayers for the Al Qaeda mastermind widely blamed for thousands of deaths at 9/11.”  Read more.

LONDON: Furious Bin Laden Supporters Vow to Take Revenge – ‘It is Only a Matter of Time Before Another Atrocity’ – “US leaders were branded ‘murderers’ by radicals, who warned vengeance attacks were ‘guaranteed’ and shouted: ‘USA, you will pay.’ Abu Muaz, 28, from east London, said: ‘It is only a matter of time before another atrocity – the West is the enemy.’” Read more.

Muslim American Society Official Calls Bin Laden a ‘Visionary’ – “A leader of a major American Muslim organization, the Muslim American Society (MAS), is arguing that there ‘was nothing wrong with’ Osama bin Laden’s dream of creating a renewed Caliphate. Khalilah Sabra’s comments are the most recent and worrisome from the group, which has a long history of defending alleged terrorists.” Read more.

Turkey: Thousands Attend Bin Laden ‘Funeral’, Calling Him a ‘Beautiful, Wise Man, a Warrior for Islam’ – “Thousands participated in a funeral ceremony for assassinated al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Istanbul on Friday, following Muslim burial rites but not including an actual burial… ‘The US, UK and Israel are the murderers of the martyr… The US is the terrorist, bin Laden is the warrior.’” Read more.

4,000 Rally in Pakistan Against America ‘the Worst Enemy of Humanity – “A prominent hard-line group with suspected militant ties has rallied several thousand people in the Pakistani city of Lahore in support of Osama bin Laden and against the US. Police said at least 4,000 people attended the Sunday demonstration. Protesters chanted ‘Down with America’ and carried a banner that said ‘America is the worst enemy of humanity!'” Read more.

By DEAN SCHABNER and KAREN TRAVERS – “Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, President Obama announced tonight.

Bin Laden was killed in a ground attack by Joint Special Operations Command forces working with the CIA on a compound in Pakistan, a national security source told ABC News.

The compound, described by some sources as a mansion, had been monitored for months. When the decision was made to move on it, special operations forces were sent across the border from Afghanistan to launch a ground attack and take the body.

DNA testing confirmed that it was bin Laden, sources told ABC News.”  Read more.

Turkey: Thousands Attend Bin Laden ‘Funeral’, Calling Him a ‘Beautiful, Wise Man, a Warrior for Islam’

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By Aviel Magnezi – “Thousands participated in a funeral ceremony for assassinated al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Istanbul on Friday, following Muslim burial rites but not including an actual burial.

Bin Laden was taken out by Navy SEAL troops last week and was subsequently buried at sea.

‘The US, UK and Israel are the murderers of the martyr,’ the participants chanted. ‘The US is the terrorist, bin Laden is the warrior.’

The mourners carried pictures of bin Laden and signs condemning his assassination, and called the man who planned the September 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans ‘a beautiful, wise man, a warrior for Islam.'” Read more.

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Anglican Bishop Blasts West’s Silence on Christian Persecution Throughout the Muslim World

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“An Anglican bishop in the Church of England has criticized the West’s reticence on violence against Christians and other minority communities in the Middle East, South Asia and other parts of the world.

Writing in the latest edition of Standpoint magazine, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali said the United Nations had taken the necessary steps to protect people in Libya from attacks by their own government, but questioned why the United Nations or the West was ‘unable to tackle the widespread and growing persecution of Christians?’

He voiced particular concern over Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the Christian communities face regular attacks and harassment at the hands of Muslims.”  Read more.

Housing Crash Worsens as Home Values See Biggest Drop Since 2008

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“U.S. home values fell in the first quarter at the fastest rate since late 2008, real estate data firm Zillow said on Monday, suggesting that a bottom will not be seen until 2012 at the earliest.

Zillow said its home value index fell 3 percent in the first three months of the year from the previous quarter, and was down 8.2 percent year-over-year.

The number of homeowners under water—or, those who owe more on the mortgage than their house is currently worth—amounted to 28.4 percent of single-family homeowners, representing a peak since Zillow began calculating the data in 2009.

That was up from 27 percent in the fourth quarter of last year.”  Read more.

Fukushima’s Groundwater Contamination May Be the Worst We’ve Ever Seen in Nuclear History

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Chief Nuclear Engineer A. Gundersen discusses Fukushima ground water contamination, which could be the worst contamination in the history of the nuclear industry, and discusses a letter from a Japanese government nuclear official and how the Island of Japan was “just plain lucky due to the favorable meteorological conditions during the entire developments of the accident…  We were very lucky even with a large release from 1F3, due to the most severe hydrogen explosion, that could have induced a heavy land contamination.  This resulted from the wind direction toward the sea at the time of the release, although this must have resulted in a wider ocean contamination far from the Fukushima Daiichi.”

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