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San Bernardino ties with Ft. Hood as deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

In Sunday’s speech to the nation addressing the recent San Bernardino shooting, President Obama also admitted that the 2009 Ft Hood shooting was “an act of terror,” rather than his previous description of workplace violence.

Tragically, both shootings had the same number of victims: 14.

In last week’s tragic slaughter at a social services center in California, police say that two terrorists murdered 14 people gathering for an office Christmas party. At least one of those victims was known to be a pro-life advocate.

In the 2009 slaughter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan the accused Ft Hood shooter gunned down 13 people including a soldier who was 6 weeks pregnant. The pregnant woman’s name was Francheska Velez, and although the tragic death was included in the official death total, her unborn child’s death was not.

Fort Hood Shooting

Susie Allen picked up on this point and published a blog on it, which I am republishing with permission from Pro-life in TN Blog Below:

San Bernadino ties with Ft. Hood as the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911…reports forget 14th victim in TX
We can all agree that POTUS is a skilled wordsmith. He and his speech writers are adept at parsing words. Listening to the recent speech from the Oval Office. A particular wording caught my attention.

    Over the last few years, however, the terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase. As we’ve become better at preventing complex, multifaceted attacks like 9/11, terrorists turned to less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society. It is this type of attack that we saw at Fort Hood in 2009; in Chattanooga earlier this year; and now in San Bernardino. And as groups like ISIL grew stronger amidst the chaos of war in Iraq and then Syria, and as the Internet erases the distance between countries, we see growing efforts by terrorists to poison the minds of people like the Boston Marathon bombers and the San Bernardino killers.

For six years, the official word was the shooting at Ft. Hood was “workplace violence.” As this headline notes, it was six long years later for Obama finally acknowledge it as an act of terror. So there it is. The other official wording that continues to rankle me is saying that 13 were killed in that shooting with an occasional brief reference to one of the victims being pregnant. Pro lifers know better. There were 14 victims killed that day….not 13. Let us acknowledge all the victims.

So when news commentators and print articles continue to label the terror attack at San Bernadino as the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911 killing 14; I want to remind them that it ties with the one in 2009 at Ft. Hood where 14 were also killed.

As Michelle Malkin writes

—Fourteen victims fell on Nov. 5, 2009, not 13. Thirteen of our U.S. military personnel died in cold blood at the deployment center. But the death toll was actually 14. Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, was pregnant when Hasan shot her during the first round of gunfire. At a military Article 32 hearing in 2010 (analogous to a civilian grand jury hearing), a survivor of the Fort Hood shootings testified that Velez cried out, “My baby! My baby!”

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So for the record, the Ft. Hood shooting was the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911 with 14 killed and the attack at San Bernadino ties with it.

Rally in Dallas for Persecuted Christians

Posted in ISIS, Islam, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

The Islamic group, ISIS or ISIL has slaughtered Christians and other religious minorities in the region. ISIS has taken captive women and children and sold them as sex slaves. As a result, many Christians have been forced to flee the area.

Now, Christians in America are calling for an end to this genocide.

In fact, Dallas area Pastors, churches, and concerned citizens in North Texas are coming together to show support for these Christian brothers and sisters under extreme persecution in Iraq.

Believers and concerned citizens are joining to bring attention to the genocide faced by Iraqi Christians.

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The rally will take place at:
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX
September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm

WHAT TO WEAR AT THE RALLY:

WEAreN

The Islamic State in Iraq is painting an Arabic “N”–for Nazarene–on the homes of Christians.

In a show of solidarity, Christians all across the world are adapting that letter, using it as a social media avatar or a logo.

Attendees are encouraged to print off the #WeAreN (red and white) image off the Facebook page and either wear it or carry it. In addition, those attending the rally can carry a red cross.

A press conference will be held days prior to this rally and will include dignitaries and local pastors.

The Press Release reads, in part:

The deliberate targeting and persecution of Christians by ISIS in Iraq, as well as the blatant attacks on Christian communities throughout the Middle East has caused great concern and offense within the Christian communities of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding counties. In Iraq, many Christians are fleeing their homes and cities to escape the brutal jihad against Christians at the hands of ISIS. Many are now refugees in need of humanitarian aid. As confirmed by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and the Vatican, 100,000 Christians are murdered every year because of their faith. Open Doors Ministry has stated that 9 out of 10 countries cited for the worst atrocities against Christians are Muslim.

Iraqi born Pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas and Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship will be featured speakers at the rally.

In addition, other notable speakers and pastors will be present.

For more information: Contact: Pastor Stephen E. Broden 214-394-0098 Facebook: DFW Rally of Support for Persecuted Christians http://www.facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians

Press Conference Details:
WHEN: Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Fair Park Bible Fellowship 1321 Rowan Ave. Dallas, Texas 75115

The media is invited to attend and receive additional information about the concerns of the Christian community on this important issue.

This Facebook page has been set up for updates on the rally. https://www.facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians

The Dallas area rally has received the interest of several other media outlets like WorldNet Daily KDKR, and the Janet Mefford Show, Janet Folger, and the Christian Post ( links below)

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/isis-wont-stay-in-middle-east/

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/live-the-word-w-john-nieder-and-pastor-jalil-dawood-dallas

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dfw-rally-janet-mefford-interviews-pastor-dawood

yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dallas-rally-commentary-by-janet-folger

5 Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq

http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-things-americans-can-do-to-help-persecuted-christians-in-iraq-125821/

Forever Changed: 9/11 in Remembrance

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , , on September 8, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Three South Florida residents, including imam from Margate, arrested in Taliban case

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , on May 16, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Man who slaughtered family because they would not ‘join his Islamic religion’ gets life in prison !

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , , on May 4, 2011 by saynsumthn

5/4/2011 Chicago Tribune:

A 33-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole today in the slayings of his mother, pregnant wife, infant son, and two nieces in a rampage last year on Chicago’s South Side.

Prosecutors said James A. Larry of Madison, Wis. came to Chicago in April 2010 bent on slaughtering his family because he felt “disrespected” that they would not join his Islamic religion.

“He was upset at his wife and their family,” Assistant State’s Attorney Jim McKay said. “It didn’t matter if they were young or old, pregnant or not. He wanted them dead.”

Larry pleaded guilty last month to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

He admitted fatally shooting his mother, Leona Larry, 57; his wife, Twanda Thompson, 19; his 7-month-old son, Jihad; his 3-year-old niece, Keleasha Larry; and his 16-year-old niece, Keyshai Fields, at a home in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood.

He also shot his 13-year-old nephew in the face and fired at his 12-year-old niece as she fled the home, but they both survived.

Standing before Criminal Courts Judge James Linn in a tan jail jumpsuit, the bald, bearded defendant issued a short, quiet apology before the judge imposed the mandatory sentence.

“I’m sorry for what I did to my family,” Larry said. “I regret it every day and I pray for them.”

Several surviving members of the family stood at a podium and clutched one another as Larry spoke. The family members chose not to submit any victim-impact statements for the judge to consider and declined to speak outside court.

BACKTORY:

Interesting – no mention in the above news story about his “Voices from Allah”

Frantic call after 4 found dead: ‘He killed everyone’
April 14, 2010 2:17 PM | 63 Comments | UPDATED STORY

Friends and neighbors react to news that four people were shot to death and two more wounded early Wednesday at a Marquette neighborhood residence. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)

A woman and three children were found shot to death this morning in the bedrooms of a Marquette Park bungalow, part of a crime scene police described as “incomprehensible.” Two other people were critically wounded and a suspect – a relative of the victims – was in custody.

A 12-year-old girl who was shot at by the suspect as she fled the home alerted police at a nearby gas station, authorities said.

The children were Jihan, the 7-month-old son of the gunman, his 3-year-old niece, Keleasha Larry, and his 16-year-old niece, Keyshai Fields, who a friend said was four months pregnant. Keyshai and Keleasha were found shot to death in the same bed.

The fourth victim was a 30-year-old woman identified by family members as the gunman’s wife, Twanda Thompson, who he married just weeks ago and who was expecting their second child. She and Jihan were found in bed in a separate bedroom with gunshot wounds to their heads, police said.

The two wounded were identified by family members as the gunman’s mother, Leona Larry, and his 13-year-old nephew, Demond Larry. They both suffered gunshots to the head and were taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, a fire department spokesman said.

The suspect was arrested several miles away about an hour and a half after the shootings.

A law enforcement source, citing preliminary information, said the man told police he had been hearing voices that told him to bring his family to Allah. He also told police he didn’t have enough ammunition, the source said.

The suspect had been arrested in Madison last fall for allegedly beating Thompson, according to records. Just last week, Thompson filed a paternity case against the suspect, records show. The child is referred to in the case as Jihad, but family members called him Jihan.

And in recent days, Thompson said the suspect had been fighting because he wanted her to dress in Muslim garb, but she refused, according to Shirina Thompson, the older sister of Twanda Thompson.

The suspect had also been acting strangely, talking about “going to Allah,” she said.

Twanda had been with the suspect two years, but they had been married for the last two to three weeks, said her sister Shirina Thompson. Tawanda was pregnant with a girl she was going to name Khadijah, she said.

Thompson and her mother Veronica were told by police that the suspect opened fire unprovoked, first shooting his wife in the neck and wounding the others in the head. When he saw that his wife was still alive, he shot her in the head, Thompson said.

Police were alerted around 4:25 a.m. today after a 12-year-old girl ran out of the brick house in the 7200 block of South Mozart Drive and down the street, sources said.

The gunman chased her and fired a shot but missed, a source said. The girl made it to a gas station and was asking someone to call police when a squad car approached and the girl told officers about the shooting, the source said.

Gas station attendents at the Citgo on 71st and California said a young girl burst through the door in her pajamas a little after 4 a.m. They said she was crying and asked one of the attendants to call her mom and the police.

Police put out an alert for a 32-year-old relative from Madison, Wis., who they said had a beard and goatee and was wearing dark clothing.

In the meantime, the suspect left the house and crossed Marquette Park to avoid busy streets, ditching a 9mm handgun along the way, a law enforcement source said. A squad car spotted him about 5:49 a.m. at 59th Street and Racine Avenue and he was arrested without incident.

A handgun was recovered, but Chicago Lawn District Cmdr. John Kupczyk said police were still trying to determine whether it was used in the murders.

“This is a really bad crime scene,” Kupczyk said. “Something like this is pretty incomprehensible.”

The suspect’s sister — who is the mother of two of the dead children — said she was not at the house at the time but got a call from her 12-year-old daughter who had escaped.

“She called me screaming,” Keisha Larry said. “She said, ‘He killed everyone.’ She told me my brother chased her down the street.”

Larry said her mother, Leona Larry, is on a ventilator at the hospital and her son, Demond, was undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the face.

The suspect, her brother, has an arrest record dating back to 1995 for battery, drug possession, resisting arrest and escape. He was sentenced in January of this year for a misdemeanor battery conviction, according to records. His most recent address is a halfway house for parolees in Janesville, Wis., though most of his arrests were in the Madison, Wis. area.

Ella Smith, a relative of the family, said her sister-in-law called her this morning screaming and crying.

“She said her brother killed her kids,” said Smith. “She said her daughter managed to escape and he chased her down the street shooting.”

Smith said her sister-in-law was not at home during the shooting.

The shootings left the neighborhood in shock.

Friends of the 16-year-old who died gathered outside her home this morning, recalling how cheerful she had been in school Monday.

“She was just prancing down the hallway in her sun glasses,” said Shakeltha Myers,17. “She was happy.”

Ebony Ousley, 18, said the girl had been comforting her because Ousley’s family had just been involved in a shooting.

“She was saying she hoped they felt better,” said Ousley, wiping away tears. “It’s just crazy. I never expected to wake up the next day and hear that she was gone.”

Willie Smith, 15, who lives around the corner, ran over as soon as he heard his friends had been involved in a shooting. He was supposed to give them a pit bull puppy today that his mother wouldn’t let him keep.

“I can’t do nothing but cry,” he said through tears. “I wonder what could come over someone to kill kids, to shoot babies.”

Shakeitha Myers, 17, said the 16-year-old girl who was killed was a junior and fellow classmate at Paul Robeson High School. She said her friend was four months pregnant.

“Why would anyone do this to them?” she sobbed. “It’ll never be the same.”

–Liam Ford, Cynthia Dizikes, Pat Curry

He told the officer who arrested him, “Too bad I ran out of bullets,” a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Muslim Brotherhood: A Global Terrorist Influence

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , , , on February 1, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Victory—Federal Judge Permits Father of Serviceman Killed on USS Cole to Express Opposition to Islamic Terrorism Over Objections of Marine Base Commander

Posted in free speech, Islam, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2010 by saynsumthn

From the Thomas More Law Center:

ANN ARBOR, MI – Jesse Nieto is one of those many unsung patriotic Americans. He served 25 years in the Marine Corps, including two combat tours in Vietnam. His youngest son, Marc, and 16 of Marc’s shipmates were killed on October 12, 2000, by Islamic terrorists who bombed the USS Cole. Nieto has worked as a civilian employee at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina since 1994.

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard delivered good news to Mr. Nieto. He ruled that Camp Lejeune officials violated his free speech rights when they ordered him to remove decals attacking Muslim terrorists from his vehicle. Judge Howard enjoined Marine officials from further enforcing the ban against Nieto.

    The rest of the story on political correctness run amuck follows.

Beginning in 2001, to show his anger toward the Muslim terrorists who killed his son, Nieto displayed various decals on his vehicle expressing anti-terrorist sentiments, such as “Remember the Cole, 12 Oct 2000, ” “Islam=Terrorism, ” and “We Died, They Rejoiced.” Based on a complaint from a Marine who is married to a Muslim, on July 31, 2008, two military police officers (MPs) issued Nieto a ticket for displaying “offensive material.”

After Nieto refused to remove the “offending” decals from his vehicle, the Base Magistrate issued Nieto a written order, ordering him to remove his vehicle from the base until all decals were removed and banning his vehicle from all other federal installations. The order in effect prevented Nieto from driving his vehicle to Arlington National Cemetery (a federal installation) to visit the grave marker of his fallen son.

As a result of the Marine Corps’ unlawful action, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit against the Camp Lejeune Commanding Officer and the Base Magistrate on behalf of Nieto in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The civil rights lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of the military’s ban on Nieto’s speech.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “Political correctness is destroying our military. 9/11 was caused by Islamic terrorists, and our troops are being killed by Islamic terrorists overseas and on our very own military bases; yet, our commanders are more concerned about ‘diversity’ and not offending the Muslim community. And here, the military re-victimized a father anguishing over the murder of his son by Islamic terrorists because they don’t want to offend Muslims.”

During sworn testimony taken in the case, Marine officials admitted they would allow speech that favored Islam, but not Nieto’s speech because they considered it “extremist, indecent, and offensive.”

In his opinion, Judge Howard responded to the government’s argument as follows: “Defendants argue that the regulation is reasonable and necessary because it is aimed at preventing speech the sole intention of which is to inflame the passion of those within the Base command. However, defendants fail to recognize that pro Islamic messages, such as ‘Islam is Peace, ’ and ‘Islam is Love, ’ may be just as incendiary to individuals like plaintiff as anti-Islamic messages are to the individual who complained about plaintiff’s decals.”

Robert Muise, Senior Trial Counsel for the Law Center who handled the case, commented, “As Judge Howard’s well-reasoned opinion makes plain, political correctness and ‘diversity’ do not justify violating the Constitution. As a former Marine, I am ashamed at the way the Marine Corps treated this grieving father and war veteran. When I told him of the good news yesterday, he was elated. He plans to be back on base with his vehicle early next week.”

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at http://www.thomasmore.org.