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New York: Police Arrest Muslim Man Planning to Bomb Police Cars and Post Offices and Kill US Servicemen Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

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Add one more to the list.  Just don’t tell you-know-who.  They might have an aneurysm …

By Tina Susman – “Police said Sunday they had arrested a U.S. citizen who planned to bomb police cars and post offices and kill U.S. servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to protest the American military presence in those countries.

Jose Pimentel, 27, a convert to Islam, had been under surveillance for two years but seemed to have stepped up his bomb-making activities and plotting after the Sept. 30 killing by U.S. forces of Anwar Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric who was living in Yemen, authorities said. Awlaki was a prominent voice for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an affiliate of Al Qaeda.

Awlaki’s death ‘really set him off,’ Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at a Sunday night news conference at City Hall. He called Pimentel a ‘lone wolf.’

Kelly and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Pimentel appeared to have been acting alone and had learned to make bombs by reading an article in Awlaki’s online magazine, Inspire, that was titled ‘How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.’

Pimentel, who was divorced, went to Home Depot and other stores to buy the bomb-making ingredients, ‘being careful not to make all these purchases from any one location all the time,’ Kelly said. ‘He wanted to avoid raising any red flags.’

But Pimentel already had raised suspicions when he was living in Schenectady, N.Y., where, according to Kelly, he pondered changing his name to Osama Hussain because of his loyalty to Osama bin Laden, and discussed with associates traveling to Yemen to learn how to wage war on U.S. soil. It was through those associates, who were not identified, that law enforcement officials became aware of Pimentel, Kelly said.” Read more.

US: 60% of People Arrested for Islamic Terrorist Activities Were American Citizens, Report – “Sixty percent of people arrested for Islamic terrorist activities between January 2009 and April 2011 were American citizens, according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The study of 104 people who were arrested included U.S. and non-U.S. citizens living in America or abroad. The report, ‘Analyzing the Islamic Extremist Phenomenon in the United States: A Study of Recent Activity,’ was authored by Joan Neuhaus Schaan, fellow in homeland security at the Baker Institute.” Read more.

Mexico: Towering Popocatepetl Volcano Sends Ash, Steam, Gas 5 KM Into the Sky Outside Mexico City

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“MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has spewed a burst of ash 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air after breaking through a dome of lava.

Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center says Sunday’s explosion continues a series of moderate eruptions from the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of the Mexican capital.

The center says the volcano has been emitting small but steady stream of steam and gas since Friday.” Read more.

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Occupy America: Leftists and Islamists United

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David Wood: “On November 18th, 2011, Muslims held a rally in New York City. The point of the rally was supposedly to protest the NYPD’s surveillance of the Muslim community. As the rally progressed, however, Muslim leaders acknowledged that they share the goals of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, especially seizing and redistributing wealth. Indeed, Muslims claimed that the redistribution of wealth is commanded by Allah.” Source.

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Barack Obama’s Government Agrees: The Dhimmi (Non-Muslim) is Forbidden to Read the Qur’an

11/20/2011 2 comments

Maybe Barack ObamaEric Holder and Janet Napolitano should hire someone to do this and cure them of their insanity, and I have a good idea precisely which verses would begin to do the trick.  In an effort to not offend women’s groups, however, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that they’ll likely call upon someone like Azizah al-Hibri. Not only would they fail to get the best bang for their borrowed buck — which is no big surprise since wasting money has now become a popular hobby in Washington — al-Hibri will, in accordance with the Islamist agenda, just pretend that those verses don’t really exist anyway …

“If you are a student of Islam, then you might have gathered that Islam has a doctrine of eternal hatred of Kafirs and their civilization. A student of Islam might also gather that after a 1400 year history of hostilities, murder, rape and enslavement that Islam was at war with us. But, the White House, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, FBI and CIA have informed us that this is not the case.

It started when Steve Emerson and Steve Coughlin were going to give talks about political Islam to the FBI and Homeland Security . Then the White House informed them that not only were they not going to talk about the Islamic doctrine and history of jihad, but that henceforth, no Kafir could talk to any Federal agencies, unless they were vetted by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now, Eric Holder, the Attorney General, has ordered a purge of all Department of Justice manuals and training of all material that will ‘offend’ Muslims. ‘I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts,’

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced during the Washington conference. U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton explained that FBI training materials that even remotely link Islam to violence will be banned.

‘I want to be perfectly clear about this: Training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive and they are contrary to everything this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for,’ he told Muslim activists gathered at the George Washington University law school. ‘They will not be tolerated.'” Read more.

Flashback: Obama’s Christian Problem – White House Overlooks Christian Persecution While Pandering to Islam – “The Obama administration has been obsessed with Muslim outreach and recently tried to mend fences with the Jewish community. Given the state of the world, however, the White House ought to be focused on helping the world’s oppressed Christians. The United States has been wary to intervene in matters affecting Christians in the Middle East for fear of validating terrorist narratives that the West is engaged in a new crusade against Islam. The result of this passive policy has been to allow Islamic extremists increasingly to dominate the debate, often with tragic consequences.” Read more.

Flashback: Critics: Eric Holder’s willful ignorance about the religious roots of Islamic terrorism is endangering Americans – “Attorney General Eric Holder is stereotyping Muslims in America, and his willful ignorance about the religious roots of Islamic terrorism endangers Americans and marginalizes Muslim reformers, say experts on Islamist terror groups. That assessment was prompted by Holder’s announcement during a Tuesday congressional hearing that American Muslims ‘have the same desires that we all have.’ His declaration came during an answer about the training manuals used by some FBI trainers, which have drawn furious criticism from Islamist lobby groups. Those manuals, Holder said, contain training lessons that ‘can really undermine, really undermine, the really substantial outreach efforts that we have made and really have a negative impact on our ability to communicate effectively, as we have in the past, with this community.’” Read more.

Pakistan: Cleric Gunned Down by Islamic Militants After Refusing to Preach Terrorism at His Mosque

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By Iftikhar Firdous – “NOWSHERA: A mosque cleric was shot dead by militants in Nowshera District, after resisting their attempts to preach terrorism in his mosque Police said.

Obaidullah Ustad, imam of the Shaidu village mosque in Nowshera had earlier stopped militants from preaching ‘terrorist values’ at the mosque. ‘It was because of this resistance that the militants returned later in the evening and shot him inside the mosque’ District Police Officer (DPO)Muhammad Hussein said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

Obaidullah was severely injured and rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries hospital authorities said. Sources said that the militants wanted to have access to the mosque and use it as a base to find new recruits. The militants reportedly belonged to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Nowshera and its surrounding area have been the hub of militant activities in the recent past. On October 28, a suicide bomber claimed the life of two police officers as he attempted to target Ajmir Shah, the SHO who had started a massive operation against militants in the area.” Source – The Express Tribune.

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Storm: Syrians Demand Turkish and NATO Invasion, Assad Vows Crackdown, Turkey Berates Syria as Arab League Rejects Amended Syria Peace Plan

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“November 19, 2011: The Syrian National Council (SNC), an umbrella organization that claims to represent many Syrian rebel groups, is asking for international intervention in Syria. International is a euphemism for Turkey and NATO. The Turkish government has hardened its demands for change in Syria but so far has not committed to action beyond supporting calls for sanctions on the Assad regime. Turkey has reinforced its military units along the Turkey-Syria border, but that isn’t exactly news. The Turkish military began moving security units (including paramilitary gendarme units) during the Summer as Syrian refugees crossed the border. A group called the Free Syrian Army is claiming that it has conducted several small-scale attacks on Syrian military facilities. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) includes some defectors from the Syrian military. No one knows quite how large it is; though its spokesmen claim it has 15,000 fighters. At the moment Turkish military intervention is unlikely, but if the Syrian revolt escalates into a broader and even more violent civil war, a peace-keeping invasion may become a least-worst option for the Turkish government. A century ago Syria was a province of the Ottoman Empire so Turks are considered imperialists. Republican Turkey isn’t the Ottoman Empire and it is clear opposition to the Assad regime is wide-spread. A hard choice is looming.” Read more.

Explosions Reported Near Syrian Capitol as Assad Vows to Continue Military Crackdown – “Rocket-propelled grenades struck the headquarters of Syria’s ruling party Sunday, bringing the violence that has engulfed much of the country to the heart of its capital for the first time, activists said. The attack on the building in Syria’s capital of Damascus apparently caused no damage or casualties. But if true, it would mark a significant shift in the eight-month uprising against President Bashar Assad. Until now, the capital has remained relatively untouched.” Read more.

Turkey to Syria: No Place for ‘Authoritarian Regimes’ – “Turkish President Abdullah Gul said there was ‘no place for authoritarian regimes’ in the Mediterranean region, heaping more pressure on the embattled Syrian regime, in comments published Sunday. ‘I strongly believe that there is no place any more for authoritarian regimes — single party systems that do not have accountability or transparency — on the shores of the Mediterranean,’ he told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper. ‘As someone who has studied in the United Kingdom, lived in the United Kingdom, has this world view, President (Bashar) Assad should be able to understand this.'” Read more.

Arab League rejects proposed Syrian amendments to peace plan – “The Arab League has rejected a request by Damascus to amend plans to send a monitoring mission to Syria to stop a violent crackdown on protests. The 22-member body had given President Bashar al Assad until Saturday to abide by an Arab plan aiming to end the bloodshed or face economic sanctions… But a day after the deadline, and they are no closer to reaching a solution, as the League has said the “drastic changes” put forward by Damascus would not be approved because they alter the ‘essence’ of the plan.” Read more.

Reality Starting to Take Over Hope as Experts Warn Supercommittee Failure Could Trigger Another US Credit Downgrade

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“Economists are warning of dire consequences if US politicians fail to make progress this weekend in tense talks aimed at reducing America’s massive deficit ahead of a Wednesday deadline.

The bi-partisan congressional super-committee is charged with drawing up plans for a $1.2tn reduction in the nation’s deficit by the middle of next week. Failure to do so will trigger an automatic “sequester” that will make cuts of that size to defence and social welfare programmes starting in 2013. But the two sides seem far from finding a solution after clashing over tax revenues.

While Wednesday is the official deadline for the supercommittee to report back, it has until Monday to tell the Congressional Budget Office about the impact any plan they send to Congress will have on the budget.

‘Time is running out. What I can say is we are leaving no stone unturned, negotiations continue and we are looking to find a way. We recognise what’s at stake and we’re hoping to reach an agreement,’ Democrat committee member Chris Van Hollen told CNN Friday.

Failure to reach an agreement on what is essentially a small reduction on the deficit – just 0.7% of gross domestic product in 2013 – could trigger another rating’s agency downgrade, warned economists including Paul Ashworth, chief North American economist at Capital Economics.” Read more.

Debt Panel Co-Chair: Failure Would Be ‘Huge Missed Opportunity’ – “The Republican co-chairman of the bipartisan deficit panel said Sunday that the members’ inability to strike a deal is a ‘huge missed opportunity,’ while refusing to say definitively that the committee had failed… ‘There’s still time on the clock,’ Becerra said. But the committee has a matter of hours to submit a plan in order to give congressional budget scorekeepers enough time to review it. The de facto deadline could be as early as Sunday night. While Hensarling said lawmakers are ‘not going to give up hope’ and continuing to talk, he did not dispute suggestions that the committee was headed for failure. ‘Nobody wants to give up hope — reality is to some extent starting to overtake hope,’ Hensarling, R-Texas, told ‘Fox News Sunday.'” Read more.

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Christian Singer-Performer-Evangelist Carman Requires Surgery After Being Involved in Serious Car Accident

11/20/2011 3 comments

By Tere Scott – “Christian singer, performer, evangelist, Carman, was in an accident in Texas. He planned on going on with the concert, but ended up in the Emergency Room instead.

If you’ve been around Christian music for awhile, you have no doubt heard the name Carman. Carman has performed many concerts in the St. Louis area at venues such as Grace Church St. Louis, the Checkerdome and other St. Louis area concert venues. He also has always had a strong airplay of his songs on the old WCBW, Christian radio station and Christian mobile disc jockeys, such as Joyful Sounds.

He is known for such diverse songs as No Way, We are Not Ashamed, Sunday School Rock, Who’s In The House, and The Soap Song, which is a Christian perspective on watching soap operas. Find out more about Carman at his website, Carman

Here is the update posted on Carman’s Fan Page on Facebook:

Carman was in the passenger seat when the driver make a left into the church parking lot in front of a crowd of fans waiting to get into a concert.. A truck from oncoming traffic struck Carmans side at 50 MPH. The vehicle Carman was riding in was destroyed and the driver from the oncoming truck was life-flighted to the closest Hospital with brain injury’s. Carman was able to walk into the church attempting to continue with the scheduled concert but collapsed soon after. He was taken to Liberty Hospital in Liberty Texas just outside of Houston. where he was examined and ex rayed. No broken bones or spinal injurys where found. However there are other internal injury’s that require surgery. Carman will be transported back home on Monday to undergo surgery Tuesday morning. Carman wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, support and thoughtful postings on facebook. “They are very, very encouraging at a time like this.” We will keep you posted as we know more.

While fans are praying for Carman, please also keep in mind the driver of the truck who has suffered brain injuries. Many Christians believe in the healing power of God – A message Carman, himself, would agree with you in prayer about. Take this time to lift up your prayers for Carman’s upcoming surgeries and healing for others involved. Also, consider prayers for financial needs being met and patience for everyone involved as accidents also mean dealing with insurance companies, repairs, and other stressful and costly events ahead.” Source – St. Louis Christian Music Examiner.

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Japan: While Hydrogen Buildup Raises Risk of Another Explosion, Architect of Fukushima Reactor 3 Also Warns of Massive Hydrovolcanic Explosion

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“Architect of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, Uehara Haruo, the former president of Saga University had an interview on 11/17/2011.

In this interview, he admitted Tepco’s explanation does not make sense, and that the China syndrome is inevitable.

He stated that considering 8 months have passed since 311 without any improvement, it is inevitable that melted fuel went out of the container vessel and sank underground, which is called China syndrome.

He added, if fuel has reaches a underground water vein, it will cause contamination of underground water, soil contamination and sea contamination. Moreover, if the underground water vein keeps being heated for long time, a massive hydrovolcanic explosion will be caused.

He also warned radioactive debris is spreading in Pacific Ocean. Tons of the debris has reached the Marshall Islands as of 11/15/2011.” Source – Fukushima Diary.

Fukushima could explode with hydrogen build-up – “TEPCO recently discovered hydrogen build-ups within the containment buildings in Fukushima Units 1, 2 and 3. Could there be another explosion, and if so how? Fairewinds conducts a laboratory experiment to show that if oxygen is present with hydrogen in a nuclear power containment, a deflagration explosion might occur.” Read full transcript here or watch video below:

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Syria: Rights Group Says At Least 24 People Killed Across Syria During Government Crackdown, Assad Refuses to Back Down

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“(CNN) — At least 24 people were killed in cities across Syria during a government crackdown Saturday against those in opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, according to a U.K.-based human rights group.

Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the western Syrian city of Homs, as residents contended with fuel shortages and power outages throughout the day, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

CNN cannot independently confirm accounts from the ground in Syria because the government has not provided access to Western media.

Also Saturday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that al-Assad had passed the ‘point of no return — no way that he will resume his authority or legitimacy over his people.’

‘I think that the world response … these are real signals that there is acceleration toward the end of this regime,’ he said, citing the responses of the Arab League and Jordan.” Read more.

Assad: Syria will not bow down to pressure to end crackdown – “Syrian President Bashar Assad was quoted on Saturday as saying he would press on with a crackdown against anti-government unrest in his country despite increased pressure from the Arab League to end it. ‘The conflict will continue and the pressure to subjugate Syria will continue,’ he told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper. ‘However, I assure you that Syria will not bow down and that it will continue to resist the pressure being imposed on it.'” Read more.

Hague To Meet Syrian Rebel Leaders In London – “Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected to meet with Syrian rebel leaders as Britain continues to pressure the regime of President Bashar Assad. Talks will take place in London on Monday with representatives of the Syrian National Council and the National Co-ordination Committee for Democratic Change after months of behind-the-scenes diplomatic contact… A spokeswoman said: ”We have been having regular contacts with a variety of figures in the Syrian opposition for several months. We are now intensifying these.'” Read more.

Report: Russia warships to enter Syria waters in bid to stem foreign intervention – “Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, a Syrian news agency said on Thursday, indicating that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow would resist any foreign intervention in the country’s civil unrest. Also on Friday, a Syrian official said Damascus has agreed “in principle” to allow an Arab League observer mission into the country. But the official said Friday that Syria was still studying the details.” Read more.

Wall Street Analysts Everywhere Are In Agreement: The World is Ending

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By Joe Weisenthal – “If you like your Wall Street analysis with a heavy dollop of rapture and Armageddon, today was the day for you.

Blame the weighty issues of the day (Europe, mostly), and yesterday’s big selloff for the spasm of bearishness.

It started off with Nomura’s Bob Janjuah. He said that any talk of the ECB saving Europe was a mere pipedream, and that if the ECB did go whole-hog buying up peripheral debt to suppress yields, then that would prompt a German departure from the the Eurozone.

Germany appears to be adamant that full political and fiscal integration over the next decade (nothing substantive will happen over the short term, in my view) is the only option, and ECB monetisation is no longer possible. I really think it is that clear and simple. And if I am wrong, and the ECB does a U-turn and agrees to unlimited monetisation, I will simply wait for the inevitable knee-jerk rally to fade before reloading my short risk positions. Even if Germany and the ECB somehow agree to unlimited monetisation I believe it will do nothing to fix the insolvency and lack of growth in the eurozone. It will just result in a major destruction of the ECB‟s balance sheet which will force an ECB recap. At that point, I think Germany and its northern partners would walk away. Markets always want short, sharp, simple solutions.

Okay, but that’s Janjuah. He’s always bearish so maybe that’s not even news.

But then there was Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid, who is always sober, but not usually wildly negative. He offered up one of the most bearish lines in history in regards to German opposition to ECB debt monetization:

If you don’t think Merkel’s tone will change then our investment advice is to dig a hole in the ground and hide.


But it got even wilder with the latest from SocGen’s Dylan Grice. Again, he’s always pretty negative, but he cranked it up a notch, comparing Germany’s policy today against the policies that enabled the rise of Hitler.” Read more.

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UK: British Police Arrest and Charge Four Muslim Men in Birmingham for Planning Terror Operations

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By Gil Ronen – “British police arrested four Muslim men in Birmingham Tuesday for allegedly planning terror operations. They have since been charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006, a police spokesman said.

The four were remanded in custody by a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court.

The defendants are Khobaib Hussain, Ishaaq Hussain and Shahid Kasam Khan, all aged 19, and Naweed Mahmood Ali, 24. They are accused of fundraising for terrorist purposes and of undergoing terrorist training in Pakistan.

They were arrested at their homes in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on Tuesday. According to Sky News, West Midlands Police said the arrests were pre-planned and were made by unarmed officers as part of a major ongoing investigation.

‘These charges are in connection with Operation Pitsford, a major counter terrorism investigation that has already seen eight people charged and appear in court,’ the police spokesman said.” Source – Arutz Sheva.

Europe: A hotbed of Islamic terrorism – “In the days after 9/11, shocked American intelligence authorities quickly surmised that Islamic terrorist networks in Europe — particularly Britain — need to be tackled head on. The fingerprints of Europe were all over the attacks on the Twin Towers: Zacarias Moussaoui, the only terrorist to be convicted for 9/11, was a Frenchman radicalised in a British university. Ten years on, Europe — home to 15 million Muslims — remains a continent on the edge. If Britain is widely considered to be the epicenter of European Islamic terrorism, it is because of its large Pakistani-origin population — more than a million and growing, including 431,000 born in Pakistan… ‘Islamist terrorist groups are changing in composition and leadership. Terrorist groups are becoming multi-national, command and control from outside the EU is decreasing and more lone actors with EU citizenship are involved in terrorist activities,’ said Europol in its 2011 ‘Terrorism Situation and Trend’ report. In 2010, there was a 50% rise in arrests in Europe for offences linked to Islamist terrorism, and there was a massive increase in the proportion of those arrested for planning attacks in the EU.” Read more.

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