One dead, 25 injured, as gunmen attack American University in Kabul


Militants set off a car bomb and burst into the American University campus in Kabul on Wednesday evening, trapping hundreds of students and staff inside for several hours, as special forces attempted to retake control.

At least one person is dead, and 25 are injured, according to a statement from the country’s health ministry officials.

The initial explosion – now assumed to be from a car rigged with explosives – was heard at about 7.30 pm local time.

“At the moment of the explosion, I was at the university – it was during class time,” Ali Altae, one of the students, told RT by phone from his home.

“They hit the front door, and through the hole that they made, they managed to get inside the campus. There were emergency exits, through which we managed to get out. But there are still people.”

“Help we are stuck inside,” tweeted Massoud Hossaini, an AP photographer. “These may be my last tweets.”

Hossaini, who injured his hands on glass from a shattered window, after being shot at by a gunman, later managed to escape.


It appears that the attackers did not manage to get inside several of the key buildings, and were eventually forced into a next-door hospital for the blind.


There is a heavy police presence around the district, which has been cordoned off, with armored vehicles and ambulances streaming in and out.

Afghan officials say US counter-terrorism advisers were on the scene, helping to resolve the standoff.


The American University of Afghanistan was established in 2006 with the help of US funds and remains the country’s leading private university. All classes are taught in English, and there are currently over 2,000 students enrolled.

Earlier this month, two professors, an American and an Australian citizen, were kidnapped from its campus.

While no one has claimed responsibility, the Islamist Taliban group is the likeliest suspect. It has led a widespread insurgency since the mass departure of US forces in 2014, and is currently engaged in fighting government forces in about half of the country’s provinces.

The American Immigration System, a la Barack Obama

His treacherous policies have undermined Rule of Law.


A common refrain about immigration is that the U.S. “is a nation of immigrants.” People coming to the colonies built what would become the United States of America, and since then millions have immigrated here.

“Most immigrant groups that had formerly come to America by choice seemed distinct, but in fact had many similarities,” as explains. “Most had come from Northern and Western Europe. Most had some experience with representative democracy. With the exception of the Irish, most were Protestant. Many were literate, and some possessed a fair degree of wealth.”

Most, but not all immigrants intended to become American citizens. Some, however, returned to their native land after earning money to send home. Not all were good people; some were criminals, mentally ill, anarchists and alcoholics.

Furthermore, many Americans were not thrilled about immigration, and tells us, “In 1917, Congress required the passing of a literacy test to gain admission. Finally, in 1924, the door was shut to millions by placing an absolute cap on new immigrants based on ethnicity. That cap was based on the United States population of 1890 and was therefore designed to favor the previous immigrant groups.”

Throughout the decades and the problems and controversy that accompanied immigration, diversity came to the U.S., which had become a nation of primarily peaceful, self-reliant, hard-working people, qualities they generally passed on to the next generation.

However, the concept that America is a nation of immigrants is less and less valid. Today, the USA is a nation not so much of immigrants, but principally a nation of the descendants of people who were immigrants generations ago; a nation of Americans.

Our government has the duty to admit immigrants who want to become good American citizens, as demonstrated in the previously discussed examples of acts affecting immigration. No sensible person would allow people they cannot be virtually certain are good and honorable people into their homes; our government must be every bit as cautious.

Instead, we find that the current immigration system is wholly dysfunctional, and the responsibility goes squarely on the shoulders of Barack Obama and his administration. The idea held by many on the Left — that we are morally obligated to admit any and all who seek entry, legally or otherwise — is not just dumb, it is dangerous. And that concept has no basis in history or in the Constitution.

Nevertheless, that foolish idea has strong support, and it set the stage for what happened in a hearing of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee this past April, when Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) addressed comments to those testifying, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Sarah Soldana.

Chaffetz listed some startling facts:

  • In a three-year period Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American public. These are people here illegally, were caught committing a crime, were convicted of that crime, and instead of deportation, were released back out into the United States of America. All told they were convicted of more than 231,000 crimes.
  • In 2015, 196 of these people were convicted of homicide, and ICE released them back into the public, rather than deporting them.
  • One hundred and twenty-four of those who were released between 2010 and 2015 went on to commit homicide.
  • In 2013 ICE released 36,007 criminal aliens who were unlawfully in the United States. As of September 2014, 5,700 of those individuals went on to commit additional crimes.
  • In March of 2015, the director of ICE testified that during fiscal year 2014 ICE released another 30,558 individuals with a combined 79,059 criminal convictions, instead of deporting them. Of those 30,558 criminal aliens 1,895 were charged with another crime following their release, including sex offenses, assault, burglary, robbery and driving under the influence.

“And ICE told us that in 2015 the agency released 19,723 criminal aliens with a combined 64,197 convictions,” Chaffetz said, “including: 934 sex offenses, 804 robberies, 216 kidnappings, and 196 homicide-related convictions. And that’s on your watch.” They were here illegally, committed crimes, were caught, tried and convicted, and then turned loose to prey on the American people again.

Chaffetz then displayed an aerial photo of Notre Dame football stadium filled with game watchers, and said, “You released more people that were convicted of crimes and should have been deported than you can fit into that stadium. You’d still have people waiting outside in line. Those are the criminals that you released instead of deporting.”

Government’s job is to seal the borders from illegal entry, to thoroughly vet people before letting the acceptable ones in, and to prosecute and punish criminals. Put them in jail, or at the very least deport them and keep them out.

Do these colossal government failures rise to the level of criminal offenses? Should they? Or, is such dangerous and irresponsible behavior “merely” gross malfeasance? Is there no penalty for such wrongdoing, whether criminal or not?

Not in the administration of Barack Obama, where apparently the treacherous operation of this immigration system is a matter of celebration for his supporters.

Allahu Akbar: FBI Investigating Stabbing in Virginia


Here’s a bit of topical news for you. The FBI is investigating a man in Virginia, who decided to use his knives for more than just slicing open that Amazon package he’d been waiting for. Instead, he opted to try a little slice and dice on some innocent people. Maybe the Amazon shipment was late. Sadly, crime happens. On its own, not much of a “news” story let alone a reason for the FBI to investigate.

Except when the suspect was shouting “Allah Akbar” while stabbing people. Now it’s more interesting. At least to average schmoes like you and me.

Police believe 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, who authorities have been aware of for some time, carried out the attack at an apartment complex at around 8 p.m. A male and a female entered a building when they were “attacked with a knife and severely injured,” the Roanoke County police said in a statement.

I bolded that part, because it’s rather telling. They’d been aware of him for “some time.” Methinks not because he has a mustache, though those can be creepy depending on the man who dons it.

“The male was able to fight off the attacker who fled the scene,” the statement continued. Both victims were later transported to nearby hospital.

According to ABC News, Farooqui traveled to Turkey in the past year and may have attempted to sneak into Syria, where the Islamic State is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers around the world.

Okay, all good to know. He tried getting into Syria. Probably to sell standup vacuum cleaners. Or boxes of Thin Mints…

Witnesses later told police they heard Farooqui yell “Allah Akbar” during the stabbing. Upon learning that detail, local authorities contacted the FBI…

“While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident,” an FBI agent said in a statement.

“Working to determine the nature of the incident…”

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I’m not in the FBI or anything, so take the following with buckets of salt. But can we do a quick run through the facts for a second? Maybe us amateurs can figure out the “nature of the incident” using the pull quotes above. Put on your detective hats…

  1. His name is Wasil Farooqui.
  2. He visited Turkey and tried getting into Syria not to sell standup vacuums.
  3. He yelled “Allah Akbar” while stabbing two people.

Survey says? ISLAM! Sounds impossible, I know, what with ISIS being on the run and these sorts of Islamic incidents being exaggerated by the press. While this specific incident was–thankfully–only limited to two victims who are still hospitalized, we do have other more tragic incidents of Islamic attacks. Say San Bernardino for example. Or Orlando.

Yes, Islamic terrorism is already here. It does no one any favors to ignore it or try to hush hush those who call attention to exactly what it is. No, it’s not “islamophobic” either. Stop it.

It’s high time we addressed the real burka’d elephant in the room…



“Allahu Akbar” means “God is greater”

AUGUST 24, 2016

A man who shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the stabbing of a British woman in Australia was not motivated by religion, according to authorities.

21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung was stabbed during an attack at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia, while another British man was injured.

The 29-year-old culprit “had been in Australia since around March on a temporary visa,” according to reports.

“Allahu Akbar,” a phrase commonly chanted by terrorists during attacks, means “God is greater”.
Despite the fact that the attacker shouted this phrase during the stabbing, Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski later said, “This is not about race or religion, it is about individual criminal behavior.”

Gollschewski added that authorities were investigating, “whether mental health or drugs misuse factors are involved in this incident.”

As we have documented, virtually every small scale terror attack is now dismissed by authorities as being driven by “mental health issues” despite there being clear evidence of Islamist motivation.

Last week in Strasbourg, France, a rabbi wearing a Jewish kippa was stabbed by a man who also shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. Police soon dismissed claims the incident was a terror attack, asserting that the suspect was “mentally ill”.

Earlier this month, six people were stabbed during an attack in Russell Square, London. Police immediately said the attacker was mentally ill although it later emerged that the 19-year-old Somalian culprit behind the attack was a “devout Muslim” who once expressed support for an alleged Al-Qaeda member and owned jihadist books.

On August 7, two policewomen in Brussels were wounded when a man wielding a machete attacked them while chanting “Allahu Akbar”.

A police spokesman said the investigation was likely to conclude that the man “had mental problems”.


Warning follows German advisory for citizens to stockpile enough food and water for 10 days

AUGUST 24, 2016

After the German government told its citizens to stockpile food and water in case of a catastrophe, the Czech government is also now reportedly warning its population to prepare for the worst.

On Sunday, Frankfurter Allgemmeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) reported that the German government is set to enact a new “Concept for Civil Defence” which will “require the population to stockpile enough food for ten days.”

On the other side of the border, Czech media is reporting that the country’s food reserves are “struggling” and would be incapable of meeting demand in the event of a national crisis. Supplies of milk powder are particularly low.

The government is calling on citizens to increase their “self-sufficiency” and “food safety” by stockpiling more food.

According to Israeli Live News’ Steven Ben-DeNoon, a resident of the Czech Republic, news stations reporting on the story out of Germany also revealed how the Czech government is telling its citizens to “be prepared for the worst case possible scenario,” which is likely to be a large scale catastrophic terror attack or a nuclear disaster.

As we reported earlier this month, Czech President Miloš Zeman is also pushing for a change to the law that would make it easier for citizens to own firearms in order to defend themselves against jihadists.

Having previously been against private gun ownership, Zeman now says “citizens should arm themselves” to deal with the threat of Islamic terrorism.

Gun sales in France and Germany are also skyrocketing as a response to the millions of Muslim migrants pouring into Europe and a spate of terror attacks across Europe over the last two months.

Last month, the head of the French police cautioned that the country was on the verge of a “civil war” that could be sparked by more terror attacks or mass molestation like the one in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

Last year, Swiss army chief André Blattmann warned that the risk of social unrest in Europe was intensifying and that citizens should arm themselves.

Danish Professor Helmuth Nyborg also commented in April that “civil war” was the most likely outcome of current EU immigration policies.

Back in February, Norwegian Army Chief Odin Johannessen warned that European countries must be reading and willing to fight against radical Islam in order to preserve the values that unite the continent.

More Europeans turning to firearms following terrorist attacks – report

An increasing number of Europeans are turning to firearms and other self-defense weapons to protect themselves, according to a Reuters report. Many have attributed the spike in permits to heightened fears caused by recent terrorist attacks.

Applications for gun permits are climbing in at least three European countries, according to figures cited by Reuters.

In the Czech Republic, the number of gun permit holders grew by almost 6,000 to nearly 300,000 in the first five months of 2016.

The report comes after Czech President Milos Zeman announced he was in favor of residents owning firearms in the wake of the Munich mall shooting in July.


“Citizens should be able to arm themselves…in order to be able to act against these terrorists,” he told TV Nova at the time.

Switzerland has also seen a drastic rise, with all 12 cantons which responded to a Reuters inquiry reporting an increase in gun permit applications in 2015. Interim 2016 figures show a further rise.

Gun sellers in Austria also said that interest in weapons grew after a large number of refugees arrived in the country via the now-closed ‘Balkan Route.’

“Fear is very much a driving force,” said Robert Siegert, a gunmaker and the weapons trade spokesman at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. “That’s what we keep hearing from salespeople in shops.”

Although the firearm trend does not seem to be taking place in Germany – the site of a number of recent attacks by terrorist-connected or mentally ill people – residents there are opting for less lethal self-defense weapons such as blank guns and pepper spray. Permits for carrying such devices have risen almost 50 percent.

But the number of Europeans opting for firearms and other self-defense weapons could be even higher, as there is no up-to-date data at the European level. Instead, such numbers must be released by national and regional authorities, and those figures are not always comprehensive or comparable.

Why the rise? 

An official reason for the spike in sales has not been published, but some have speculated that recent terrorist attacks in Europe are behind the purchases.

“There’s no official explanation for the rise, but in general we see a connection to Europe’s terrorist attacks,” Hanspeter Kruesi, a police spokesman in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen, told Reuters.

Those thoughts were echoed by Daniel Wyss, who is president of the Swiss weapons dealers’ association and runs his own gun store.

“Nobody says directly: I’m buying a gun because of the attacks in Nice or Munich…but the sum of these events has fostered a general feeling of vulnerability,” he said.

At the moment, Switzerland relies on tens of thousands of citizen soldiers who store automatic rifles at home, though few ordinary civilians have the right to purchase firearms.

But many people, including Jean-Luc Addor, a parliamentarian and member of the Swiss gun lobby, want that rule to be changed. Addor is aiming to introduce legislation in September to ease gun restrictions.

As for Germany’s spike in blank guns and pepper spray, Ingo Meinhard, head of the German association of gunsmiths and specialist gun dealers, said the demand jumped after a string of violent sexual assaults took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

The Cologne attacks also led many to express distrust in German authorities, with police drawing heavy criticism for failing to prevent the sexual assaults and facing allegations of a cover-up.

Many in Germany have also criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel for her open-door policy for those fleeing war and persecution, saying it has allowed the country’s borders to be “under-protected.”

“…Our federal chancellor, Angela Merkel, opened the German borders. Our borders are under-protected and we don’t know how many people came into the country and we don’t know how many terrorists joined them…” Willy Wimmer, former state secretary of the CDU (German Christian Democratic Party), told RT last month.

But hard figures on whether refugees and migrants actually commit a higher amount of crime than the general population of Europe are hard to come by.

A report from the BKA federal police in Germany – where more than 1 million asylum seekers arrived last year – said refugees committed or attempted to commit about 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016. It did not say how that rate compared with the overall number of crimes committed in the country.

Europe is continuing to tackle the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, with most of the asylum seekers hailing from Syria, where a civil war has claimed the lives of over 250,000 people and displaced 12 million others since 2011, according to UN figures.

‘We are Catholics here’: Burkini ban issues reaching boiling point in France

Tensions are running high on the beaches of French towns introducing the controversial burkini ban. Public reaction seems utterly divided, with some accusing police of using “Nazi” tactics, while others support the move, shouting “We are Catholics here.”

Thirty-four-year-old Siam said she was asked to pay a fine or leave La Bocca beach in Cannes for wearing a headscarf in August, L’Obs magazine reported, but the news only appeared in the media on Tuesday.

The woman said she was wearing leggings, a tunic, and a hijab, explaining “I wasn’t planning to swim… I wasn’t there to provoke anyone.”

READ MORE: Burqinis banned from Cannes beaches for showing ‘allegiance to terrorists’ – French official

Siam, who is originally from Toulouse, told the magazine that she was approached by three police officers who told her to remove her veil or face a fine. One of them appeared to have something resembling pepper spray.

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The police officers cited the text of an order that states that people should have “correct clothing, respecting secularism, hygiene rules and security” on Cannes beaches, before asking her to remove her scarf or pay an €11 fine.

She chose to pay.

According to Siam, many beachgoers supported the officers and some went as far as applauding them.

“Racist terms were used freely… I was stunned,” she said, adding “I heard things which no one had ever said to me, like ‘Go home!’ ‘Madam, the law is the law, we’re tired of the stories’ and ‘We’re Catholics here!’”

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The Muslim woman said she felt totally humiliated.

“My children were crying, witnessing my humiliation and my family… Even I could not help crying. They humiliated us,”said Siam.

Cannes Mayor David Lisnard said he had “no reason to doubt the judgment of police officers.”

Siam, a French national, said that the phrase “Go home” was especially offensive to her.

“The worst part is that I was born in France! My parents are French, my grandparents are French… When they told me ‘Go home,’ it makes me sick; it’s really racist …”

Nazi method to fight burkini? Twitter angry after woman forced to remove Muslim swimwear in Nice

Social media are completely furious about photos that emerged online showing a Muslim woman on a Nice beach surrounded by several police officers calling on her to immediately remove her burkini.

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The incident reportedly took place in Nice Promenade des Anglais in July, when a truck driven by an IS sympathizer plowed through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations. The tragedy killed at least 84 people.

The woman is pictured lying on the beach in a blue-and-black burkini. In other pictures she is seen surrounded by at least four police officers who are saying something to her.

The burkini issue has recently become the topic of the day. One after another, more than a dozen French cities have banned it, including Cannes and several towns near Calais.

On Monday, a tribunal in Nice rejected an appeal filed by two human rights groups, ruling that the ban in the French Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet was “necessary, appropriate and proportionate.”

The burkini was “liable to offend the religious convictions or [religious] non-convictions of other users of the beach,” and “be felt as defiance or a provocation exacerbating tensions felt by” the town, the tribunal concluded in its statement.