Terrorism

REPORT: Trump Dismisses Concerns About 2018 “Blue Wave” By Suggesting That 9/11 Helped GOP In 2002

Vox reports: Is Donald Trump hoping foreign terrorists attack the United States? That terrifying question is subtly embedded in a story this weekend reported by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post on the Republican Party’s growing alarm about the upcoming 2018 midterms. The story details GOP woes and Democratic hopes before pivoting to some more ...

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Pulse Massacre Gunman’s Wife: I Knew In Advance

USA Today reports: A handwritten statement given to the FBI by the wife of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen says she saw him prepare for the deadly attack for months and knew that the LGBT nightclub was his target. The 12-page statement, quietly released by federal authorities at the end of December in a batch of records in the case, ...

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NEBRASKA: Alleged Neo-Nazi Charged With Terrorism After Failed October Attempt To Derail Amtrak Train

The Omaha World-Herald reports: A Missouri man with connections to white supremacists has been charged with terrorism after authorities said he brought a cross-country Amtrak train to a halt last fall in rural Nebraska. Taylor M. Wilson of suburban St. Louis intended to hurt passengers, authorities said. The 26-year-old has been charged in federal court in Lincoln with terrorism attacks ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: FBI Foils Xmas Day Terror Plot Against Popular Tourist Destination Pier 39 [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s ABC affiliate reports: Officials have stopped a man who reportedly stated that “Christmas was the perfect day” for a terror attack in San Francisco and “did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die.” We’ve learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted ...

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KANSAS: Three Men Charged In Mosque Bombing Plot File Court Motion Demanding Pro-Trump Jurors

The Kansas City Star reports: Three men accused of plotting to bomb a western Kansas mosque say their rights are being violated by the exclusion of jurors from more politically conservative areas. Attorneys for the three men say in documents filed in federal court in Wichita that the jury selection procedure is discriminatory and “excludes rural and conservative jurors.” When ...

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MANHATTAN: Authorities Name 27 Year-Old Suspect In Port Authority “Terror-Related” Pipe Bomb Attack

Heavy.com reports: Ullah Akayed has been arrested following reports of a possible pipe bomb detonated in New York City. Police say that it appears as though Akayed set off some kind of explosive device around 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning in an underground Subway station not too far from bustling Times Square. Police took 27-year-old Akayed into custody shortly after ...

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ORLANDO: Wife Of Pulse Shooter Loses Battle To Move Trial, Claimed No Local Jurors Could Be Impartial

USA Today reports: The widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen will stand trial in Orlando, home to the nation’s second deadliest mass shooting in modern history, after a federal judge ruled staying in the city wouldn’t prevent a fair trial. Lawyers for Noor Salman had fought to move the case outside the city, arguing intense media coverage of the ...

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Wife Of Pulse Shooter Claims No Knowledge Of Plot, Says Husband Was Cheating Via Dating Sites [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Attorneys for the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen wrote in a motion filed on Monday that he was using online dating websites such as Plenty of Fish to cheat on her. Noor Salman’s attorneys said in the motion that Mateen used a mutual friend as a cover story so he could go out with ...

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Texas Shooter ID’d As 26 Year-Old Former Bible Study Teacher, Used AK-15 Assault Rifle, Wore Combat Gear

Heavy.com reports: Devin P. Kelley was identified as the gunman who walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on a Sunday morning and murdered at least 25 people, wounding many more. The shooter’s name was reported via sources by The New York Times and CBS News; the latter gave his name as Devin Patrick Kelley. The horrific ...

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Sheriff: Las Vegas Gunman Was Trump Fan

Newsweek reports: Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was quite the fan of President Donald Trump before he killed 58 people and left another 500 injured—the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Paddock, a millionaire who reportedly would gamble up to $1 million a night in casinos, was attracted to the president’s politics because of the boost the stock market ...

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Trump Claims “Harder” Strikes On ISIS After NYC Attack

CNN reports: President Donald Trump claimed Friday morning that the United States military is hitting ISIS “much harder” after an alleged ISIS-inspired attacker drove a truck down a bike lane in New York, killing eight, though he didn’t provide any evidence. Trump, in a series of tweets ahead of his five-country, 12-day trip to Asia, labeled the accused attacker, 29-year-old ...

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Trump: Manhattan Terrorist Deserves Death Penalty

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov, the motorist accused of killing eight in New York City on Tuesday in a domestic terror attack, should face the death penalty for his actions. The comments serve as Trump’s most direct call to action against the attacker since Tuesday’s lethal incident. It is extremely unusual for a sitting president ...

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Details Emerge About Manhattan Terrorist: Drove For Uber, Once Owned Two Commercial Trucking Businesses

The Associated Press reports: The man who police say transformed a New York City bike path into a terror scene was an Uzbekistan native who made 1,400 trips as an Uber driver and formed two commercial truck businesses.  Details of the life of the suspect — who had no known social media accounts — have just begun to emerge in ...

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Trump Blames Schumer For Manhattan Terror Attack (Lottery System Was Signed Into Law By GHW Bush)

Deadline reports: President Donald Trump watched Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to get his early briefing on the latest about the previous night’s terror attack in lower Manhattan that left eight dead. In his morning tweets, Trump blamed the Senate’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer for the attack, pushed Trump’s immigration agenda, and twice plugged his pals at Fox News Channel’s ...

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NYC Terrorist Identified As Uzbek Legally In US Since 2010, Uzbekistan Not On Trump’s Travel Ban List

Heavy.com reports: Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national, was identified in news reports as the driver accused of ramming a Home Depot rental truck into people on a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing at least eight and injuring multiple more, in a frightening “act of terror” that unfolded almost in the shadow of the World Trade Center memorial. He is ...

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TERRORISM: NYPD Reports Truck Attack As “Deliberate Act” – Driver Shouted “Allah Akbar” – At Least 8 Dead

After a flurry of confused and contradictory reports, it appears that the attack in lower Manhattan was indeed Islamic terrorism. At least six people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a speeding Home Depot truck plowed along a Lower Manhattan bike path, running down helpless riders from behind, sources said. Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for ...

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NRA Goes Full Violent Fascism In New Clip: Don’t Think We’ll Let You Get Away With Insulting Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims in a new video that President Trump and his supporters are being subjected to the most “ruthless” attack against a U.S. president and his supporters in the history of the country. “We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president and the people who voted for him, and the ...

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FLORIDA: Child Porn Raid Yields Cache Of Weapons, Bombs, Maps Of Schools, Threatening Note [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A search of a Florida man’s home for child pornography this week yielded more than what authorities were expecting. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it stumbled upon a disturbing array of weapons inside the Tampa Bay-area home of 24-year-old Randall Drake. Three homemade bombs and a homemade silencer, maps and aerial photos of local schools ...

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FBI Still Baffled About Las Vegas Shooter: No Signs Of “Ideologies Or Connections To Any Groups” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had no visual abnormalities in his brain. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Friday that Stephen Paddock that an autopsy found nothing unusual during a visual inspection, but his brain was shipped to a facility to look for any minute problems. Authorities haven’t determined why Paddock opened fire on a concert ...

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Orlando Honors Pulse Victims With Rainbow Crosswalk

The work finished on National Coming Out Day. CBS News reports: A crosswalk to honor the Pulse nightclub victims was completed early Wednesday by the city of Orlando. A petition on change.org for the installation of the sidewalk was signed by more than 2,000 people to pledge their support to honor the men and women who lost their lives at ...

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