Wouldn’t want to offend a suicide bomber’s fragile sensibilities.
WASHINGTON — Temperatures climbing high into the 90s forced organizers to convert a midday march into an evening rally on the National Mall. But the rallying point remained the same: condemn terrorism, hate and violence.
The rally was scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, The Associated Press reported, and organizers had initially planned the rally earlier in the day, but
Some people in the small crowd carried signs that read “Muslims Against ISIS” and “No Racism, No Hate.” Attendees said the atrocious attacks of global terrorism have given Americans the wrong impression of Islam and it was important to speak out.
“We’re just like every other American and we’re not here to apologize for anything but here to explain this is our religion … a religion of tolerance, peace, ethics,” said Abduel Hussein, 16, of Fairfax, Vrginia, and a Boy Scout from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center and a student at Woodson High School.
“It’s always been said that Muslim never speaks, so this is a great opportunity for people to hear that we’re speaking out against terrorism, against violence,” said Imam Ali Siddiqui of the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia, alluding to the sometimes heard criticism that Muslim leaders don’t sufficiently condemn terror attacks.
Actually, it was.
Better way to start the work week? I think not.
FORT MYERS –
Two people are dead and at least 14 are injured after gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Fort Myers club early Monday morning.
Tune into NBC2 News Today for the latest updates on this developing story.
Police responded to Club Blu Bar and Grill, on Evans Avenue, around 12:30 a.m. and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. At least 14-16 people hurt with injuries ranging from minor to life threatening.
Two people were confirmed dead and the injured victims were transported to area hospitals.
Police said there are two other scenes connected to the shooting. One at 2550 Parkway Street where the home and vehicles were shot at. There was one minor injury.
The other scene is on Ortiz Avenue between Luckett Road and Ballard Road where a person of interest had been detained, police said.
Police are canvassing the area searching for other people who may have been involved in the incident.
Overnight Open Thread: George Foreman Grills #BlackLivesMatter “America The Best Thing To Happen On Earth In 200 Years”
Heavyweight boxing legend George Foreman came from a hardscrabble start, literally fighting his way to international prominence in the ring. He later became a business phenom through his George Foreman Grill, selling more than 100 million units worldwide.
Foreman spoke at the recent Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, a celebration of free minds and free markets where I was invited to speak by America’s Future Foundation. He talked about his run-ins with the law as a young man and how he regularly skipped school until a cousin jolted him into disciplining himself for a brighter future.
Foreman also said he had a “love affair” with the American flag, which I asked him about during a Q&A session. I asked what he would say to the Black Lives Matter movement about his affection for America in light of his own experiences with police.
These things usually turn out to be nothing, but as we can tell from Ansbach, you can never be too careful…
The FOCUS article hasn’t come out yet, so we will have to wait to see more of what their evidence is. But many are beginning to believe this, particularly in the wake of the huge purges underway.
BREAKING: 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Man With Machete Attacked People In Reutlingen, Germany…UPDATE: Attacker Id’d As Syrian Refugee, BMW Driver Rammed Him, Stopping More…UPDATE: Woman Killed Was Pregnant, Police Don’t Think Terrorism…UPDATE: Video Of Attack…UPDATE: Attacker, Known To Police, Had Injured Others Before…
Attacker killed woman. And of course, ‘motive unclear’.
The attack was actually stopped by a BMW driver who hit the attacker with his car and saved it from being worse.
Police are saying they don’t think it is terrorism at this point. He was ‘known to the police’.
Police say a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested.
Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch said in a statement Sunday that witnesses said the 21-year-old man, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman before attacking her about 4:30 p.m. Police say the motive behind the attack is still not clear.
The attack comes as Germany is on edge following a rampage at a Munich mall on Friday night in which nine people were killed, and an ax attack on a train a week ago that left five wounded in southern Germany.
Video of attack. You can hear a witness shouting ‘My God, My God, he’s attacking her with a knife!”
According to the NZ Herald, he was known to the police because “the asylum-seeking Syrian man had been involved in previous incidents causing injuries to other people, police said”.
So exactly why was he still there and not kicked out?
Via Daily Caller:
French Terrorist Mohamed Bouhlel, who killed 84 people and injured hundreds more with a large truck July 14 in Nice, had a 73-year-old male lover.
Reports indicate Bouhlel was obsessed with fitness and sex, and actively pursued both sexes. Bouhlel was a heavy drug user, used salsa dancing to pick up women in night clubs, and may have been using steroids to bolster his physique. One acquaintance told The Associated Press, “He always hit on all girls, old, young.” His hard partying bisexual lifestyle lies in stark contrast to Islamic State preachings.
Paris prosecutors now believe Bouhlel planned the attacks over a series of months, and had planning photos and other extremist materials on the same phone he had a 73-year-old man listed as his “main” lover.
Bouhlel was reportedly self radicalized over the period of several months. Under ISIS’s radical ideology, terrorists can redeem themselves for homosexual desires and other sins by carrying out jihad.
BREAKING: Blast At Restaurant In Ansbach, Germany, At Least 1 Killed, Several Injured…UPDATE: Man With Backpack Reportedly Denied Entry To Festival Just Before Blast…UPDATE: 1 Death Presumed To Be Suicide Bomber, Syrian Asylum Seeker…
At least one person has been killed and nine others injured after an explosion struck a restaurant in the south German city of Ansbach, Bavaria.
The incident took place in the central part of the city, close to an area in which a music festival took place at the weekend, Suddeutsche Zeitung reported. Police have cordoned off the area around the restaurant and are conducting a crime scene investigation.
A spokesman for the Bavarian interior minister said that the explosion in the Eugene Weinstube restaurant was a “deliberate” act rather than an accident.
“At present we assume it is not an accident,” the spokesman said.
nitial reports indicated that a gas leak may have caused the incident, but the mayor of the city, Carda Seidel, announced that authorities believe it was triggered by an improvised explosive device.
According to media reports, the explosion occurred in front of a restaurant shortly after 10:00pm local time. A music festival nearby was forced to end and around 2,500 visitors were evacuated.
Police and rescue workers are currently engaged in a large-scale operation. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann is en route to the area, according to his spokesman.
Ansbach is located in the German state of Bavaria, some 40km (25 miles) from Nuremberg and around 150 km (93 miles) northwest of Munich.
Via Daily Star:
The explosion has happened in the middle of the Ansbach Open music festival.
Unconfirmed reports suggest just before the explosion a man with a backpack was denied entry to the festival.
Up to 2,500 people had to be evacuated from the concert venue.
The festival has now been cancelled.
The one death is presumed to be the terrorist.
Remember when Eisenhower didn’t answer that 3 a.m. call over D-Day?
Via Daily Caller:
In an interview that aired during CBS’ Sunday broadcast of “Face the Nation,” President Obama defended his claim that Hillary Clinton is the most “prepared” presidential candidate in our nation’s history.
“I do think that the body of work of a person matters,” Obama told host John Dickerson. “And I would say that — and I’ve said this before. I will say again. Since you opened — opened this line of questioning, I genuinely believe that there has never been a candidate better prepared for the presidency than Hillary Clinton.”
“Not Eisenhower? Not George Herbert Walker Bush?” posed Dickerson.
Go for it!
Via Daily Caller:
PHILADELPHIA–Two Sanders delegates slammed both Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee Sunday during a press conference and claimed that Bernie Sanders delegates may walkout, turn their backs, or remain seated during Hillary Clinton’s and Tim Kaine’s presidential and vice presidential acceptance speeches.
“There’s talk about walking out of the Vice Presidential, Presidential acceptance speech. There’s talk about total silence, remaining seated, turning backs,” Sanders delegate Norman Solomon told reporters.
“The Progressive Democrats of America have no intention of standing down at this point. We brought Bernie Sanders to this to this party, so to speak and we intend to be there, ” said Sanders delegate Donna Martin.
Brazile is on the left and Fudge on the right.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), a former mayor and a lawyer who has labeled Donald Trump a “bigot” and urged Bernie Sanders to “step aside,” questioning whether he was a “real Democrat,” is taking over as Democratic National Convention chair.
She replaces embattled Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is now resigning as DNC head because of fallout over the WikiLeaks emails that appear to show DNC officials conspiring against Bernie Sanders.
Political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile will lead the DNC as interim chair, while Fudge presides over the convention.
All is well, DNC is not cracking up…
President Barack Obama issued a vague statement of support to disgraced DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to help paper over the revealing leaks of elite Democrats’ emails that were published by Wikileaks Friday afternoon.
The leaks showed that Wasserman Schultz and her co-conspirators in the DNC worked to crown Hillary Clinton as the 2016 nominee amid a bruising primary battle against independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back. This afternoon, I called her to let her know that I am grateful,” the president’s statement read
Maybe not just a lone wolf, then?
Via Fox News:
An Afghan teenager was arrested on Sunday in Germany on suspicion that he was connected to Friday’s mass attack in Munich, police said.
The 16-year-old male may have known about the plans of the gunman, who killed nine people, but the teen did not tell authorities, officials said. The teen is also suspected of having played a role in a Facebook post that invited the public to a location near where the deadly shooting later took place, Reuters reported.
“There is a suspicion that the 16-year-old is a possible tacit accomplice to [Friday’s] attack,” a police statement said.
Further details were not immediately available, but Germany’s dpa news agency reported the 16-year-old teen had gone to police himself after the act.
The gunman in the Munich assault was identified as an 18-year-old Iranian-German.
Trying to keep the madder than heck, and justifiably so, Bernie folks from venting their anger at them?
Via American Mirror:
To the Democratic National Committee elites, keeping average Americans away from their convention is a good idea, while protecting the southern border from intruding terrorists, rapists and murderers is a bad one.
The DNC has erected a four-mile fence around its convention site at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. (Isn’t it ironic they’re doing so much to protect a site named after a bank?)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers Become Community Organizers, Set Up New Basketball Hoop For Kids
Community organizers would have flooded the neighborhood if there had been a cop shooting.
At a time when relationships between police departments and local communities are under the microscope, and being put to the test, CMPD officers spent part of their Saturday afternoon reaching out to a northwest Charlotte neighborhood.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers noticed while on patrol that a neighborhood was in need of a new basketball hoop. That thought expanded, with the help of community partners, to become an afternoon of fun for Lincoln Heights children.
New playground equipment, backpacks and pizza were a way for law enforcement to help improve relations in the neighborhood.
“The area I work in is a rough area, and I think it’s important to work with the community and make those connections,” Officer Chelsea Kidder said Saturday.
A new basketball hoop assembled up by officers offers a new option for children in this neighborhood, but the long range expectation is to foster an environment of understanding. Neighbors call it an important beginning.
“It’s great for the kids and the neighborhood. It shines a different light on the police department, and with them here, it’s just great,” Kenny Maxwell, a Lincoln Heights resident told WBTV.
“I want to try to bridge that gap. And lot of times these kids, and kids in general are so impressionable, and I want them to see a good side to police officers not just a bad side,” Kidder said.
While CMPD and Walmart provided the basketball and playground equipment, Elevation Church donated backpacks with school supplies to children living in Lincoln Heights.