Palestinian activists and Palestinian factions called Wednesday for a day of “Palestinian anger” in support of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa and the rejection of the electronic gates and the strict security measures imposed by the Israeli forces on the Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem.
Today’s activities include the dispersion of the Holy City, the continuation of the sit-in outside the gates of al-Aqsa, as well as rallies throughout the occupied Palestinian territories.
African and Muslim migrants into Italy have become increasingly violent as they continue to demand free handouts by not just the government but also the citizens who own and operate businesses such as street vendors.
Here is a group of African and Muslim migrants launching a brutal assault on a group of street vendors in Catania. The migrants were demanding free food and other freebies from the vendors when things escalated into violence after being denied.
There’s a mysterious hidden Muslim compound called Islamberg that’s nestled deep within the woods of the Catskill mountains in New York. The only way to access the 70-acre compound is through primitive dirt roads, where more than 100 Muslims live in seclusion away from the prying eyes of curious Americans. For over two decades, infidels have been prohibited from entering, as anyone attempting to enter will be “greeted” by armed Muslims patrolling a guard shack at the compound’s entry gate. Without access to the compound, there’s been no way to confirm rumors about the location being used as a training ground for Muslim terrorists. But after an alarming incident involving one of the Islamberg residents, police were finally able to obtain a warrant and raid the place. And what they discovered that these Muslims have been quietly plotting for years is nothing short of chilling.
For over two decades, this cult-like group of Sharia Law-following Muslims have lived quietly under the guidance of Pakistani Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, a radical Muslim with known ties to Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terror organization responsible for a long list of terrorist activities around the world, including murders of rival religious figures in the United States. Locals in the area have often times reported the sounds of gunfire and explosions emanating from the compound, but because the Muslims weren’t necessarily breaking any laws, there was nothing that law enforcement could do except keep a close eye on the place from a distance.
But with a recent arrest of Islamberg resident Ramadan Abdullah who was recently caught trying to steal several cases of ammunition from a local mountain store in the area, authorities finally had their chance to obtain a search warrant for the compound, and what they discovered was nothing short of chilling.
Shortly after arresting Ramadan Abdullah for theft, the Muslim’s answers about why he was stealing ammunition raised suspicion among police, who then decided to obtain a search warrant to investigate their suspicions further. During their raid they discovered a massive stockpile of illegal weapons throughout the Islamberg location, including 8 assault weapons, 4 loaded handguns, 1 loaded shotgun, 2 rifles, 64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices, and body armor, including thousands of rounds of .50 caliber ammunition capable of piercing body armor. But illegal cache of weapons seized at the compound was unfortunately just the beginning.
After Abdullah’s arrest, authorities began looking closer into his background, discovering that the Muslim is a long-time associate of the U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), and was the very same Muslim who was arrested back in 1977 after police discovered enough material at his home to build 50 bombs.
Abdullah also participated in the armed robbery of a candy store in Brooklyn back in the 70’s that resulted in the death of a man. But after serving time and having his sentence drastically reduced, Abdullah had pretty much fallen off the radar of authorities, quietly living on the Islamberg compound and training other terrorists on the use of weapons. His arrest has now validated the fears that New York residents held all along that the compound was in fact location being used to actively train terrorists, where FOX News is now coming forward with other possible rumors of there being a tank on the grounds as well, and that the location was once used to hide Osama bin Laden from authorities.
In the last few years, one country in Europe – Switzerland – has offered lessons in how to deal with Muslims that other Western countries might do well to emulate. For the Swiss have taken a tough line on those Muslims living in their country who have been unwilling to adapt to Swiss ways. Swiss authorities have been requiring Muslims to comply not just with Swiss laws, but with Swiss customs, and imposing stiff fines and other penalties for the failure to observe the country’s social norms.
And that’s not all: they’ve banned the minaret, and may soon ban the burka. All this has been accomplished, since 2009, without apparent concern for what might be the potential economic costs. After all, rich Arabs, especially from Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., have many tens of billions deposited in Swiss banks; Swiss manufacturers count the Gulf Arabs as a major market, and so do the Swiss makers of luxury goods (those celebrated watches). Arab-owned real estate overlooking Lake Geneva and in the Bernese Oberland helps keep property values up. But the Swiss have determinedly ignored all that.
In a bold attack outside a site sacred to Muslims and Jews, three Arab Israelis armed with a pistol and homemade machine guns shot and killed two Israeli police officers early Friday at the entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The three assailants were then chased into the courtyard of the mosque complex, where they were shot and killed by Israeli security forces, authorities said.
Hours after the early-morning shootout, Israeli forces still blocked access to the mosque area because of security concerns.
The rare closure marked the first time in years that Israeli authorities stopped Muslims of all ages from attending Friday prayers at the holy site.
Israel’s domestic security service, Shin Bet, said the three attackers were Israeli citizens from an Arab town in northern Israel called Umm al-Fahm and that they shared the same last name, suggesting they may have been related.
The two dead Israeli Border Police officers were members of Israel’s small Druze community. Kamil Shnaan, 22, was the son of a former member of parliament. Hael Sathawi, 30, left behind a wife and a 3-week-old son.
Early Tuesday morning, the Trump administration issued new sanctions against well over a dozen Iranian citizens and organizations in retaliation for the county’s recent destabilizing and hostile actions in the region. CBS Evening News was the only network news outlet to report the new sanctions to their views. But in addition, they struck a skeptical tone on the administration’s claims against Iran as White House and Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Margaret Brennan sat down to chat with Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Javad Zarif. “Late last night the Trump administration grudgingly confirmed that Iran is complying with the terms of the international nuclear deal,” teased Anchor Anthony Mason at the start of the sympathizing segment. “Hours later it accused Iran of stirring up trouble in other ways in the Middle East and slapped new economic sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals and groups.”
Parroting the Iranian official, in a calm tone, Brennan said: “Javad Zarif, said new sanctions announced today by the Trump administration are poisoning already strained relations between the two countries.” Yet she was frustrated with the U.S. administration when she noted that “at stake is the 2015 deal to freeze Iran's nuclear program that President Trump has repeatedly criticized as rewarding a U.S. enemy.”
“President Trump said it's a bad deal for Americans and that there are flaws in it,” she told Zarif. He responded by claiming that “it isn't. It isn't. Well, no deal is completely acceptable to everybody.” Brennan was dismissive when she reported how “the White House accuses Iran of supporting terrorists in Syria and Iraq, but Zarif disputed that and placed blame on U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia.” Zarif told her that he ‘didn't know why’ the U.S. thought that. There was no push back from Brennan, period, and no mention of THE FACT that even during the Obama administration Iran was found to be the number one state sponsor of terrorism. But according to Brennan, the real cause of strife in U.S./Iranian relations was Trump’s temporary travel ban, which included Iran. “What the United States has done against the Iranian people over the past several months has been really repugnant,” Zarif exclaimed. Again, zero push back from Brennan, only sympathy for him.
“You think it's up to President Trump to show some goodwill,” Brennan asked. Zarif responded by arguing that “it is up to the U.S. government to stop sending all these hostile signals.” A little over 24 hours prior to Brennan’s report, Iran sentenced an American graduate student to 10-years in prison on trumped up espionage charges. Disgustingly, it was merely an afterthought for CBS seeing as it was only brought on the network for the first time at the end of her report. “There are also at least three Americans detained in Iran, which Zarif acknowledged isn't helping,” she punted, seemingly unfazed by U.S. officials calling the accusations against the student "fabricated charges." CBS has a long history of defending the radical Iranian government. In late May when Trump gave a speech in the Middle East denouncing terrorism, the network sided with Iran over the U.S. and acted like Iranian TV. They also refused to report on any hostile actions by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that put U.S. sailors at risk in the Persian Gulf.
For months, aid organizations warned of deplorable conditions at Moria camp, an outdoor Greek detention center housing some 4,000 migrants and refugees on the island of Lesbos. They slammed an asylum process that caused refugees to languish.
On Monday, a violent confrontation between desperate refugees and migrants left people bloodied and bruised. Rumors of mass deportations to Turkey only added to the panic. Then, a fire engulfed the camp.
When American attorney Ariel Ricker saw the flickering flames Monday evening at Moria, she ran home and picked up her small first aid kit. Soon, thousands of people who had fled conflict and persecution found themselves displaced once again.
“It was unbelievably horrifying,” said Ricker, director of the organization Advocates Abroad, which provides free legal assistance to people seeking asylum. “There was lots of panic and fear and uncertainty.”
Watch as an unruly African migrant attempts to block a bus from entering the street that he is declared and African controlled street.
For weeks now African migrants have been protesting throughout Europe DEMANDING taxpayers foot the bill from everything from designer clothes, the new Samsung an iPhone, even to weekly allowances that allow them to buy goods that natural born citizens have worked hard for and purchase themselves.
The top demand is that they are giving five-star accommodations at well-known hotels.
During yet another attempt to Block roadways and streets like their cohorts in the terrorist group Black lives matter, African migrants have begun doing the same in a much more violent fashion.
Watch as a large group of African migrants launch an attack on a natural born British citizen who happens to also have African heritage in his blood. These African migrants have no problem attacking people who share the same skin color as long as they themselves were born in Britain.
Terrifying footage has emerged of two suspects armed with machetes appearing to repeatedly hack at a man after chasing him down the street in a daylight attack.
CCTV footage of the incident on Wright Street, in Small Heath, Birmingham, shows two men both armed with large blades running after another male before the victim falls the ground.
The two suspects then descend upon the 22-year-old man in what police believe was as a targeted attack.
The suspects then flee the scene, with the victim quickly getting up and staggering in the opposite direction with what appears to be a bleeding hand.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they received reports of a stabbing on the evening of 18 July and that the victim made his own way to hospital. The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition after suffering lacerations to his face, arms and legs.
A spokesperson said: "We received a call at 7.45pm to reports of a stabbing. We had an ambulance, paramedic officer, a MERIT doctor and a critical cardiac paramedic en route. We then had a call to say that the victim had left the scene and was making his own way to hospital."
Police are appealing for information and no arrests have been made.
French police cancelled a concert by a Congolese singer on Saturday after violent protests around the venue by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila.
Paris's police service said they had called off the event after "unacceptable" overcrowding by demonstrators around the Olympia music venue ahead of a planned performance by Heritier Watanabe - who is viewed as being close to Kabila.
Three people were arrested after a car was set on fire on a street near the venue, according to a police statement.
Authorities had earlier banned protesters from gathering due to a "risk of upsetting public order."
A lawyer for the venue told AFP that they had asked police to call off the concert "due to the difficult political context in DR Congo".
Several Congolese artists, including Watanabe, are frequently accused by opponents of Kabila of being close to his regime, having sung on the trail of his 2006 and 2011 election campaigns.
Political violence gripped the giant, mineral-rich country after Kabila failed to step down after his mandate ended in December.
Under a transitional deal aimed at avoiding further unrest, he was allowed to remain in office pending elections.
Muslim migrants continue to try to block roads in France that lead to the United Kingdom in an attempt to kidnap truck drivers and force them to drive them into the country that doesn't want them.
Watch as this Polish truck driver isn't backing down from African Muslim migrants who are attempting to force him to take him across the bridge into the United Kingdom.
Israeli forces killed a suspected Palestinian militant they were seeking to arrest after he shot at them in the occupied West Bank, police and the military said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man was suspected of carrying out two shooting attacks in the West Bank on Saturday and opened fire at soldiers and policemen who had tracked him down.
"The terrorist was found and surrounded, he pulled out his weapons at them, and in response, the terrorist was killed," Rosenfeld said.
There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials.
The incident took place before dawn in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near the city of Ramallah, and no Israeli casualties were reported. One man was lightly wounded in the Saturday shooting, the Israeli military said.
A wave of Palestinian street attacks that began in 2015 has slowed but has not stopped. At least 260 Palestinians and one Jordanian citizen have been killed since the violence began.
Israel says at least 175 of those killed were carrying out attacks while others died in clashes and protests.
Forty Israelis, two U.S. tourists and a British student have been killed in Palestinian stabbings, shootings and car-rammings. A few of the attacks had been carried out by Arab Israeli citizens.
The Paris police headquarters announced that it had banned any demonstration on Saturday around the Olympia concert hall due to "risks of public disorder" linked to the opposition opponents of President Kabila's regime, Prevent a concert of a Congolese considered as a support of the power.
The Prefecture of Police (PP) said it had given "all instructions to its services" to allow the concert of the singer Heir Watanabe, which starts at 1800 GMT, to take place.
The PP said it had taken a decree "banning the holding of any event related to this concert in a wide area" around Olympia between 1400 GMT and 2200 GMT on Saturday.
The management of the room had asked for the cancellation of the concert and "filed an urgent complaint" Thursday in front of the threats "made in a complex political context in the DRC," told AFP one of the lawyers of Olympia , Céline Astolfe.
The Olympia wanted the PP to ban the concert, "as it did on June 22 at the Cigale, another room, for another Congolese artist," Fally Ipupa, after similar threats, added Astolfe.
The Paris public prosecutor's office opened an investigation following the complaint for "threats and malicious calls", a judicial source said.
Several Congolese artists such as Héritier Watanabe are regularly targeted by opponents of the Congolese diaspora, especially in Europe, who accuse them of singing for President Joseph Kabila during the 2006 and 2011 presidential campaigns and not singing for the Change at the head of the country.
Joseph Kabila has been in power in the DRC since 2001. While his mandate expired on 20 December and the Constitution prohibits him from running for office, he remains at the head of the country under a controversial decision by the Constitutional Court .
The Congolese electoral commission said on July 7 that the organization of presidential and legislative elections would not be possible before the end of the year, as was foreseen in an agreement signed between opposition and power on December 31 to try to get out of The political crisis that has been undermining the country for several years.
A gay couple from Serbia were nearly beaten to death at a German refugee camp. The couple had contacted gay activists before the beating to say they were uncomfortable at the home. Obviously, they were right to be concerned. Breitbart.com reported,via Religion of Peace: Gay rights campaigner Javid Nabiyev posted a video to his Facebook page claiming that two Serbian men who had come to Germany as asylum seekers were beaten within an inch of their lives at an asylum home, with both being hospitalised. He released partial footage from the aftermath of the beating which showed a man lying battered and bloody on the floor next to him.
Mr. Nabiyev said that although many consider Serbia to be a safe country, the individuals who were beaten had to flee the Balkan nation because their own family members had threatened violence toward them. He went on to say that they attempted to hide their sexuality from the other asylum seekers – a move which was recommended by social workers. The couple had contacted Nabiyev many months before the attack to say they felt uncomfortable in the asylum home. Nabiyev attempted to have them transferred to a different home but was unable because authorities saw no health or safety danger to the couple.
“They don’t want to believe you about your situation when you are complaining in a verbal way,” Nabiyev said in the video, blaming the system for only acting after an attack rather than trying to prevent them.
The socialist paradise of Venezuela, everyone: This is gut-wrenching stuff. See how Venezuela security forces gang up on one guy. Disgusting. Gut-wrenching puts it lightly. Not only did they gang up on this guy, there are plenty of sucker punches plus two of the thugs used their shields on his head before they drag him away on a motorcycle. But good thing we’re only talking about Russia, right?
Isis's persecution of Iraqi Christians, which has already forced tens of thousands of men, women and children to flee for their lives, is fast becoming a genocide, religious leaders have warned.
Archbishop Athanasius Toma Dawod of the Syriac Orthodox church said that Isis's capture of Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city, had marked a turning point for Christians in the country.
"Now we consider it genocide – ethnic cleansing," he said. "They are killing our people in the name of Allah and telling people that anyone who kills a Christian will go straight to heaven: that is their message. They have burned churches; they have burned very old books. They have damaged our crosses and statues of the Virgin Mary. They are occupying our churches and converting them into mosques."
The archbishop, who leads the Syriac Orthodox church in the UK, urged the UK government to open the country's doors to those fleeing the violence. "We are dying, 100%," he said. "The British government needs to help people and to give them asylum. If they stay here, they will be killed."
His pleas were echoed by Patriarch Louis Sako, the Iraq-based leader of the Chaldean Catholic church, who said that about 100,000 Christians had abandoned their villages in the Nineveh plains earlier this week after Isis launched mortar attacks. He asked the EU and the UN to help them before it was too late.
"They fled their villages and houses [with] nothing but … the clothes on their backs," he said in a statement to the charity Aid to the Church in Need. "[It is] an exodus, a real via crucis; Christians are walking on foot in Iraq's searing summer heat towards the Kurdish cities of Irbil, Duhok and Soulaymiyia, the sick, the elderly, infants and pregnant women among them. They are facing a human catastrophe and risk a real genocide."
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, described Isis's treatment of Christian, Yazidi and other communities as "a persecution of immense proportions" and urged the UK government to act.
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also called on the UK to follow other European governments by helping to protect Iraq's Christians and other minorities.
Some 1,600 migrants have been evacuated from a refugee camp on the outskirts of Paris near Porte de la Chapelle, according to city authorities. Around 350 police officers participated in clearing the camp.
The refugees are mainly from Africa and Afghanistan, the Paris prefecture said, as cited by AFP.
Most of the migrants are men, but there are about 75 “vulnerable” individuals, including 29 women and unaccompanied 22 minors.
The evacuation began early in the morning, at about 5:30am local time, and it seems that some of the refugees were happy to leave.
“The government will take us to houses, I don’t know where, but it’s good,” a migrant identified as Said, who has been sleeping outside for months, explained to RT. “Sure, it’s over three months,” he said.
At about 7am, many migrants started getting onto the buses that were to take them to housing facilities.
The border patrol group called the Minutemen have now released the video warning Muslims to not think the United States citizens will react as openly or as welcoming as their European counterparts.
A promotional video released on the 4th of July explains how the United States is not Europe and will not bow down to the horde of Muslim migrants attempting to invade its country.
Watch as these British police swooped in quickly to catch a Muslim migrant who doesn't belong in the country to begin with robbing a Range Rover thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
The Muslim migrant attempts to flee on his bike from police but is quickly caught.
Watch as Venezuelan police engage in street to street combat with anti-socialist forces by hurling explosives in buildings being used to house said anti-Socialists forces.
In the last months over 100 people have been murdered by the socialist controlled police and thousand have been injured in riots as well as other protest during the brutal crackdown by the increasingly oppressive regime.
Reports and video show two UN investigators were captured, led into a field, and then shot execution style. Michael Sharp, a U.S. citizen, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish citizen, had been commissioned by the U.N. Security Council to investigate a new rebellion in Kasaï-Central Province that had pocked the area with suspected mass graves.
This happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo around March 2017 and the video surfaced April 2017 when their dead bodies were confirmed.
Zaida Catalan was a prominent member of the Green Political Party in Sweden.
Michael J. Sharp was a humanitarian missionary and collaborated as a program coordinator for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the United Nations.
The U.N investigators were supposedly volunteers looking into reports of human rights violations in the DRC.
There is no doubt that as a member of the Green Party, Catalan advocated opening her nation’s borders to allow Congolese people into Sweden with promises to improve their lives. The above video is an example of what occurs when radical immigration from foreign countries occurs: refugees are not properly assimilated, people are killed, and the identity of a nation becomes subverted to the will of third-world cultures.
We should be paying closer attention to what’s happening in France in terms of the phases of invasion via immigration. Pew estimates that 7.5 percent of the population of France is Muslim or 4.7 million, although six million is a number one sees frequently.
Some attention has been paid to the no-go zones of France, because they are areas where the police fear to enter which complicated the search for the Charlie Hebdo murderers. In 2006, Daniel Pipes noted the existence of 751 no-go zones, also know as Sensitive Urban Zones, as designated by the French government.
The no-go zones are increasingly dangerous for native French citizens and that is a sign of the growing danger of Islam in the country. Continuing immigration and a culture of big families (aided by state welfare and polygamy) mean rapid growth of the Muslim population.
Demographic revolution is simple: immigrants arrive and establish their balkanized ethnic neighborhoods which then overwhelm the adjacent areas through population growth via immigration and births. Like what’s happened in Los Angeles, only hispanics have managed without polygamy.
One case is the French city of Roubaix, which the New York Times touted as a fine example of Muslims not being problematic. However a closer look revealed that Muslims weren’t the ones doing the assimilating; instead, the native French were submitting to the Islamic culture.
Interestingly, one researcher charted out how the percentage of Muslims correlated with social chaos and violence (What Islam Isn’t). According to the formulation, Roubaix, with 20 percent Muslim population, could easily experience “hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning.” So the French residents of Roubaix have apparently chosen to survive by accommodating Islam supremacism.
Below, diverse Marseille (30-40 percent Muslim) was thought to be a model of assimilation just a few years ago, but then it experienced a burqa riot and worsening social tension generally.
The Iraqi forces, with help from a U.S.-led coalition, ended the occupation in Badush, located 10 moles northwest of Mosul. Ironically, that’s the town ISIS first captured on June 6, 2014, on its mission to take Mosul.
While the victory is something to celebrate, it is also bittersweet. ISIS has obliterated the large city into nothing. CNN continued:
Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said that there was no time to waste in beginning social and physical reconstruction.
“The first challenge facing the Iraqi government and international organizations is to provide basic necessities of life for more than 400,000 Iraqis who have been displaced from the western part of Mosul, which mostly lies in ruins,” Gerges told CNN.
He estimated that rebuilding the Old City alone would cost $1 billion.
The terrorist group also ran out the citizens or captured them for slavery. Former residents have traveled back to Mosul to rebuild their lives. CNN reporters witnessed “signs of life returning to normal — traffic on the roads and chickens being sold in makeshift markets.”
The ISIS threat has not completely left Mosul or the surrounding towns. The terrorist group still holds Tal Afar, which is only 40 miles away from Mosul. From the BBC:
Forces from the Mosul battle are already being dispatched to Tal Afar to begin the clearance of that city. Covering less than one-eighth the surface area of Mosul, Tal Afar is a long-term stronghold of IS and may still require weeks or months of fighting to liberate.
Some 290km to the south-west of Mosul, IS also holds a string of towns in Anbar province along the Iraqi portion of the River Euphrates.
Collectively known as al-Qaim, these towns are closely connected to the remaining IS strongholds in the Euphrates valley in Syria, such as Raqqa and Deir al-Zour.
Watch as a group of Muslim migrants attempt to take a group of people hostage by forcing themselves in a van that is heading to Britain.
The group of Muslims was filmed on the Calais, France side of the border walking around and attempting to open people's doors.
Eventually, the group of migrants found this van and attempted to force themselves inside and hold the driver and occupants hostage as they were forced to drive the illegal immigrants across the border.
Welcome to Helsinki, Finland, where Muslim migrants systematically assault a group of young women who declined their sexual advances.
Watch one of the migrants sucker punch a female in the face who refused to allow him to grope her in public.
Watch another man do all he can in order to stop the migrants from further assaulting the women, only to be assaulted himself.
There has been outrage on social media in response to columnist Melanie Phillips’ recent comments on Sky News where she supported Egyptian President el-Sisi’s statement, “1.6 billion Muslims are trying to murder the rest of the world”.
If you want to see just how pathetic the so-called "religion of peace" is in order to gain new followers, look at these Muslim aid workers attempt to blackmail Africans into converting to Islam before they'll be allowed food and water.
Watch as a group of Muslim migrants be rate this Italian woman before subsequently spitting in her face and then launching a brutal assaults on her while riding a bus in Italy.
This is the type of Third World and how did these Muslim migrants along with the African migrants that followed closely behind them are bringing to European nations as well as other countries that accept them.
A U.S. soldier on active duty at a military base in Hawaii pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and said that he wanted to “kill a bunch of people” with his rifle, according to the FBI.
Authorities arrested 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang in Waipahu, Honolulu, on Saturday on terrorism charges, including alleged support for ISIS. The first class sergeant in the U.S. military appeared in a Honolulu court Monday.
A 26-page FBI affidavit, seen by the Associated Press, details the year-long investigation into Kang, his alleged extremist views and intention to provide material assistance to ISIS.
Kang, an air traffic controller stationed at the Wheeler Army Airfield, copied secret army documents in 2015 and sought to pass them to undercover agents he believed would give them to ISIS, it says. He also admitted to pledging allegiance to the jihadi group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Kang pledged allegiance Saturday at a residence in Honolulu, according to the affidavit, when he met an undercover agent who he believed to be an ISIS member, He made combat videos for the group with the agent, and helped him buy a drone intended to be sent to ISIS to help its fighters evade U.S. tank teams. He believed drones would help the group’s fighters find “tank positions and avenues for escape” in their besieged areas of control in Iraq and Syria.
A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighborhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade, Venezuelan officials said.
National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello identified the guardsman as 25-year-old Acner Isaac Lopez Lyon, and said that motorcycle taxi driver Jose Gregorio Amaris was also killed while removing debris from the road.
Both were apparently shot Thursday morning after area residents began banging pots and throwing bottles at people taking down a street barricade. The opposition accuses the government of using armed civilian groups on motorcycles to break up demonstrations.
Just before the deaths were announced, the country's chief prosecutor said the death toll from the protests stood at 19 after weeks of student-led protests.
Barricades of garbage, furniture and burning tires have become a daily occurrence, snarling traffic in cities.
In a televised speech at a new government apartment building attended by actor Danny Glover, President Nicolas Maduro said the motorcyclist was removing debris so he could go about his job. After he was shot, the National Guard arrived to secure the area and Lopez Lyon was killed.
Maduro said a second motorcyclist was also seriously injured.
"Where are the opposition politicians to condemn these events, to search for peace like we're searching?" Maduro asked. He called those building the barricades "vandals who hate the people."
A lot of protesters are coming from all over Europe as a result of a total imbalance inside of Europe where countries like Greece and Spain are suffering from European neoliberal economic politics, explains Bruno Kramm, the chairman of the Berlin branch of the Pirate Party.
Right before G20 leaders are due to hold their summit in Hamburg, the German city is engulfed in protests. The German interior minister said 8,000 violent protesters are expected to take part in rallies.
Hamburg police have made preparations for the summit. Twenty thousand officers will be deployed and two special security zones have been set up in the city.
RT: Why are people so angry about the G20 gathering?
Bruno Kramm: This has been a long tradition, as you might know. During all the G20 summits there have always been massive protests wherever they were happening. There are movements, like Attack, which was founded because of G20. We live in times of globalization where we can see everywhere a growing nationalism, and international corporations are extremely important. Instead of discussing these things, people are starving around the world; climate change is affecting more, and more people are running away from their homes as refugees. There are so many wars and so many weapon exports from the richer countries. So far, this globalism is only working with neoliberal elements, while the people are asking for more participation and for more change which affects their normal lives. This is about solidarity mainly.
RT: Activists have created a special platform called 'Welcome to Hell,' the slogan under which their demonstrations are taking place. Do you think the protests will be equally as violent?
BK: The protesters get more professional and use all the channels of social networks, use more campaigning methods. It might become much more radical because the police are making a huge mistake by escalating everything quite at the beginning, and showing a really hard line. And this is basically what the protesters are not accepting. We have freedom of speech in our country, and we have the right to demonstrate together, to express our unhappiness with the current situation. This is what people do. Of course, this year a lot of protesters are coming from all over Europe. And this is also an expression of a total imbalance inside of Europe where there are many countries who are terribly suffering – look at Greece, look at Spain – because of European neoliberal economic politics which is driven mostly because of Germany. So, we have to eat this soup.
Most of the protesters are young, and they cannot afford the expensive hotel prices of Hamburg. Nobody was thinking about that. Suddenly it’s not allowed for them to overnight in their tents, and without any reason, they took away the demonstrators and their right to be in this park. Basically, this is an escalation that will definitely lead into the wrong direction.