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Islamic State leader survives coup attempt
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Alabama executes Muslim inmate who wanted imam present
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) ‐ A Muslim inmate who filed a legal challenge because Alabama wouldn’t let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to death Thursday after the nation’s highest court cleared the way.

Dominique Ray, 42, was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. of a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore.

Ray’s imam, Yusef Maisonet, watched the execution from an adjoining witness room, after visiting with Ray over the past two days. There was no Christian chaplain in the chamber, a concession the state agreed to make.

Strapped to a gurney in the death chamber, Ray was asked by the warden if he had any final words. The inmate said an Islamic statement of his faith in Arabic.

Ray was sentenced to death for the 1995 rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. Tiffany Harville disappeared from her Selma home on July 15, 1995, and her decomposing body was found one month later in a cotton field.

It was Alabama’s first execution of the year.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/08/2019 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But was the pancuronium bromide halal?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/08/2019 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  An opportunity, to do the Imam by mistake
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/08/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  A search of Imam Yusef Maisonet‘s name reveals Facebook, YouTube and Twitter activity. He seems to be a Puerto Rican who served in the US Navy and converted to Islam.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#4  converted to Islam

evidence of his fatal mental flaw, ditto g(r)om.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/08/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#5  its a start
Posted by: 746 || 02/08/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#6  The fact that he was found guilty of rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl should be the national headline. Or.

"Muslim rape-murderer demands last minute Moon Goddess worship".
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/08/2019 12:42 Comments || Top||

#7  The Daily Mail has more on the crime, the confession of his partner in crime, who is serving a life sentence, and the fact that this request was only one of a series of attempts to derail the execution.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 13:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Whoops! Going to the link revealed that the Ay Pee article has all that, too. A reminder to me to read the article before posting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 13:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Almost 24 years after the crime his sentence is finally carried out.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/08/2019 16:30 Comments || Top||

#10  An opportunity, to do the Imam by mistake

INT. EXECUTION CHAMBER - Day
Guard 1: Dude, you did the wrong guy
Guard 2: No way. You said the creepy, child molester-looking guy with the beard
Guard 1: Way. That's him over there
Guard 2: Aw, jeez. The paperwork...
Guard 1: Just shut up and drag the body out. I'll reload the machine
Posted by: SteveS || 02/08/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||

#11  SteveS, that is EVIL!

On the other hand, I like how you think.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/08/2019 21:28 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Police arrest three suspects in connection to murder of 2 journalists in Takhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
three suspects in connection to the murder of two journalists in northeaster Takhar province of Afgahnistan.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed that three suspsects have been arrested in connection to the murder of two local journalists in Takhar.

The statement further added that the suspects were arrested by the Afghan National Police forces of Takhar province in connection to the murder of the two journalists who were killed on Tuesday night.

The murder of the two journalists sparked furor on national and international level as several journalists have bit the dust due tothe growing violence in Afghanistan.

In reaction to the murder of the journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists had called on Afghan authorities to promptly investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the killing of two journalists in Taloqan, the capital city of Takhar.

The Reporters Without Borders also condemned the killing of the two journalists. "We offer our condolences to the families and colleagues of Shafiq Arya and Rahimullah rahmani, and we urge the police to conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify this attack’s perpetrators and instigators as quickly as possible," said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk.

Posted by: Fred || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban and ISIS-K militants killed in Afghan, Coalition Forces operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight forces of Evil affiliated with the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
and ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed during the separate operations conducted by the Afghan and Coalition Forces.

According to informed military sources, the forces of Evil were killed in Maidan Wardak, Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces in the past 24 hours.

The sources further added that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Daymirdad district of Wardak province killing 2 Taliban fighters and destroying bomb making materials.

A coalition air strike killed 2 ISIS-K fighters in Khugyani district of Nangarhar while 2 other ISIS-K forces of Evil were killed in Afghan Special Forces operations in the same district, the sources added.

In the meantime, the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Nahr-e Saraj of Helmand province killing 2 Taliban fighters and destroying a house-borne IED.

The anti-government armed forces of Evil including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban leader Saif Ul Jihad’s militants arrested in Pul-e-Alam city: NDS
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives have locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
three bully boyz affiliated with a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
leader Najeebullah alias Saif Ul Jihad in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said the bully boyz were arrested during an operation of the Special Forces Unit of Afghan intelligence.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in the vicinity of Pul-e-Alam city, the bustling provincial capital of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The bully boyz arrested during the operation have been identified as Sediqullah son of Syed Habib, Matiullah son of Abdul Hamid and Khushal son of Zabtu Khan, NDS said, adding that the bully boyz were deployed to Pul-e-Alam city on orders of commander Najeeb to carry out assassinations and assassinate government and security personnel.

According to the National Directorate of Security, the intelligence forces also confiscated a Ak-47 rifle, 5 ammunition magazines, and 150 rounds of munitions along with a vehicle.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the arrest of the bully boyz so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
A Soldier Shoots Dead Unarmed Civilian In Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] A Somali government soldier has rubbed out a civilian in Mogadishu on Wednesday night, the latest in a series killings in the country’s capital by Al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
and security forces.

Shueb Bibaye, a young man was bumped off at Towfiiq district in the capital’s Yaqshid district by a soldier, who was immediately detained by his colleagues in the army.

"Bibaye has been killed inside his small shop in the area. This was a shocking incident and no one knows exactly why the young entrepreneur was targeted," said a witness.

Somali security officials are yet to comment on the shooting which comes amid a rising in the liquidations in Mogadishu, some claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab.
Posted by: Fred || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


At Least 8 Killed In Joint Somali And Foreign Forces Raid In Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Unknown fighter jets fired several missiles at small villages located in Lower Shabelle region, south of Somalia on Wednesday night, residents said.

The air raid was followed by a ground offensive by foreign forces, along with Somali national army soldiers who swept into the locations targeting al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
hideouts.

Heavy gunfire exchanging between the allied troops and Death Eaters was heard after the undercover attack on Bariire area, where a US soldier was killed last year during operation.

One of the missiles fired by the warplanes was reported to have struck a mosque in the locality. At least 8 residents bit the dust in the attack by Somali and the foreign forces.

Posted by: Fred || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  "foreign forces"????
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/08/2019 0:43 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish forces arrest British national attempting to cross into Syria’s Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Ottoman Turkish authorities reportedly locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
four men that were attempting to cross into Syria from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
’s Hatay Province.

According to the reports, the four men made their way through the Hatay Province and reached the border of the Idlib Governorate before they were arrested by the Ottoman Turkish authorities.

The reports said that one of the men was a Brit while the others were Turks.

They were allegedly trying to join the jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, which is currently operating inside the Idlib Governorate.
Posted by: Fred || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Iraq
Iraqi militia says it hit IS targets inside Syria
[Ynet] Iraqi militias say they have launched dozens of missiles targeting Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
gunnies holed up in a Syrian village across the border.

The state-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces said Thursday they fired 50 missiles
...oh dear — someone is getting a tad overexcited...
at targets in Baghouz village, in the last speck of territory held by the murderous Moslems.

Iraq's military has bombed IS posts inside Syria before, but the militias -- many of which are backed by Iran -- rarely engage in cross-border shelling. Some PMF factions are fighting inside Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Three Palestinian yoots nabbed for stone-throwing that wounded baby
[IsraelTimes] Teens placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
last month after ’massive’ attack in southern West Bank; indictments to follow in coming days.


Three Paleostinians suspected of involvement in a stone-throwing incident that led to the injury of a 9-month-old baby have been detained by Israeli security forces, the Shin Bet security service revealed Thursday.

The suspects, two of whom are minors around the age of 17, were nabbed last month in the village of Sa’ir near Hebron, in a joint operation of the Shin Bet and IDF.

"During their Shin Bet interrogation, it was discovered that the suspects had taken part in the stone-throwing that led to the infant being maimed," the security service said in a statement.

The December 18 incident took place on the West Bank’s main north-south artery, Route 60, between the settlements of Kiryat Arba and Karmei Tzur. An Israeli mother and father were traveling with their young child, when rocks shattered their windshield glass. The infant was transferred to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center with light injuries.

The Shin Bet described the attack as "massive."

Seven vehicles were damaged as a result of the stone-throwing, but only the baby required medical treatment.

The Shin Bet said its investigation findings were transferred to the Military Advocate General and that an indictment against the suspects would be submitted in the coming days.

Israeli authorities in recent years have stepped up attempts to stymie stone-throwing incidents in the West Bank, including ratcheting up penalties against perpetrators.

Late last month, a 16-year-old Paleostinian was rubbed out by Israeli military forces near Ramallah, when hurling rocks at Israeli vehicles, the army said at the time.

According to the military, the teen, along with two others, had been throwing rocks at Israeli cars near Route 60. Troops fired at the three, hitting two of them.

Soldiers administered medical assistance to the maimed, but the 16-year-old died of his injuries.

Man moderately wounded from hurled stone in West Bank

[Ynet] A man was moderately maimed on Thursday after being struck in the head by a stone that was hurled at his vehicle near a settlement of Kokhav HaShahar in the West Bank.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Islamic State leader survives coup attempt
[Ynet] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
leader, His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
, survived an attempt by imported muscle to overthrow him, while in hideout in Syria, western intelligence officials said Thursday.
Update from the Daily Mail at 12:40 p.m. ET:
His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was attacked in village near Hajin in east Syria on January 10th.

The area, near the Euphrates River valley, is last of the terrorist group's territory.

ISIS issued a reward for liquidation of senior member Abu Muath al-Jazairi.

'They got wind of it just in time,' an intelligence official told the Guardian. 'There was a clash and two people were killed. This was the foreign fighter element, some of his most trusted people.'

After years of fighting, there are just 500 gunnies left, down from a peak of at least 70,000 in 2015.

The news comes after he reportedly issued an order to kill 320 of his followers for their 'betrayal' of ISIS and their 'recklessness' which 'inflicted heavy losses on the group in both Iraq and Syria' back in October 2018.

High-profile commanders said to be on the hit list include Abu al-Baraa al-Ansari, Sief al-Din al-Iraqi, Abu Otham al-Tal Afari, Abu Iman al-Mowahed and Marawan Hadid al-Suri.

Isis fighters have been fleeing the area to surrender themselves to Kurdish-led forces near Deir ez-Zor over the past three weeks.

Intelligence officials believe the diminished group have enough weapons to last at least another month.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


SDF arrest 63 in round up of ISIS sleeper cells in Raqqa
[Rudaw] Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) picked up 63 alleged ISIS members in operations in Raqqa, ending a one-day curfew imposed on the city.

The Kurdish-led forces captured 63 "forces of Evil complicit in different terrorist activities," the SDF’s media centre announced on Thursday.

The individuals were members of sleeper cells spreading "fear, chaos, causing sedition, and anxiety" among the local population, the force added.

The night before, a curfew had been imposed on the city. It was lifted on Thursday.

Raqqa served as the self-proclaimed capital of ISIS. It was liberated by the SDF and their allied global coalition on October 17, 2017.

Much of the city, however, was destroyed in the campaign to liberate it. There are also thousands of mines that have to be cleared. And ISIS sleeper cells are known to wreak havoc ‐ planting roadside kabooms and carrying out liquidations to stir up tribal tensions.

Some 99.5 percent of territory once controlled by ISIS has now been liberated, according to the coalition. The group has been corralled into a small pocket of territory on the banks of the Euphrates River, where tens of thousands have fled the fighting in the past weeks.

"As we continue squeezing the remaining ISIS fighter in the MERV [middle Euphrates River valley] into a smaller box, now less than one percent of the original caliphate, they are attempting to escape through intermixing with the innocent women and kiddies attempting to flee the fighting," said British Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, a deputy commander within the coalition, on Thursday.

"These tactics won't succeed, our Syrian partners are focused on finding ISIS wherever they hide, and our Iraqi partner have secured their borders ensuring ISIS cannot enter Iraq."
Al Ahram adds:
At least 48 suspected members of the Islamic State group were among those arrested, according to Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The city of Raqa, which was taken by the SDF in 2017 after a massive operation by the US-led coalition, has been hit by a spate of bombings in recent weeks.

An explosion on Monday wounded Kurdish security forces in the city, the Observatory said. Last month, an IS suicide bomber attacked a centre for Kurdish forces, killing four civilians and a Kurdish fighter.

The Observatory says that suspected IS sleeper cells have allegedly assassinated at least 50 civilians and 135 SDF fighters in Kurdish-held territory, including eastern Deir Ezzor, Hasakeh's countryside, Raqa and Manbij since August.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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  Turkish-backed rebel groups use heavy weapons to attack one another in Afrin
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