Friday, December 11, 2015
DAY 10-AT LEAST 14 KILLED-22 INJURED AT A SAN BERNADINO DISABILITY OFFICE.-IS THIS ANOTHER ISLAMIC-MUSLIM TERRORIST ATTACK.BY THAT SEX FOR MURDER-DEATH CULT 2 SHOOTERS.POSSIBLY OTHER ACCOMPLICES.
ON THE 700 CLUB JUST A MINUTE AGO-HERES A COMMENT BY GORD ROBERTS TO TERRY MEUSEN. CBN HAD A COOKIE CONTEST GOING ON FOR THE LAST WEEK SINCE LAST FRIDAY-I BELIEVE.AND THE WINNER WAS CHOSE TODAY. I THINK THE WINNING COOKIE WAS CALLED SWEAT TREAT-IF NOT IT WAS SWEET SOMETHING. SO TERRY PICKED UP A COOKIE AND STARTED EATING IT. SAYING THIS IS GOOD- AND PAUSED AND THEN ASKED GORD-ARE YOU NOT GOING TO TRY THIS COOKIE. AND I JUST LOVED GORDS RESPONSE. HE SAID I MUST DECREASE-AND TERRY MUST INCREASE. MEANING HES TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT AND STAY AWAY FROM SWEETS. I JUST BROKE OUTLAUGHING FOR 30 SECONDS TO A MINUTE.WITH GORDS CUTE COMMENT. I THOUGHT IT WAS SO FUNNY. I HAD MY LAUGH FOR THE DAY. OH BY THE WAY GORD TOOK THE SCRIPTURE QUOTE FROM WERE WE CHRISTIANS SHOULD DECREASE.AND JESUS MUST BE INCREASED.
THE FIRST PLANE OF REFUGEES WILL BE LANDING IN TORONTO AT 9:15PM. TRUDEAU-LESBIEN WYNN-JOHN TOREY AND MORE WILL BE GREETING THE NEW CANADIANS.THANK GOD MOST OF THE 160 REFUGEES TONIGHT ARE CHRISTIANS. AND THATS ONLY BECAUSE THIS PLANE LOAD IS SPONSORED BY PRIVATE BUSINESSES.CHURCHES ETC.BUT AT LEAST ONE LOAD ARE CHRISTIANS.I WISH THE CHRISTIAN SYRIANS WELL IN CANADA.
AND ALSO IN SAN BERNADINO CALIFORNIA.THE FBI ARE CHECKING OUT A SMALL LAKE NEAR THE TERRORIST ATTACK.WERE THE FBI SUSPECTS THE HARD DRIVE FROM THE MISSING COMPUTER MAY BE FOUND. THE FBI SAID AT LEAST 2 LEADS SAID THE PAIR OF MURDERERS WERE AT THIS LAKE OR PARK AREA JUST BEFORE THE ATTACK. OR AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACK OCCURED.WE ALSO FIND OUT A 22 PERSON WAS INJURED IN THE TERRORIST ATTACK.THE FBI SAID THERE IS NO DANGER FROM THIS LAKE SEARCH.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg offers support to Muslims who fear backlash over extremist acts-By Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 10,15-YAHOONEWS
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is offering words of support for Muslims who fear retaliation for the recent violent attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris and San Bernardino.In the wake of those attacks, Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page Wednesday that he wants to assure Muslims they are welcome on Facebook and that "we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you."Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed barring all Muslims from entering the United States. Other political leaders have condemned Trump's proposal as discriminatory.Zuckerberg did not refer specifically to any proposal, but the co-founder of the world's biggest social network said, "As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities."
EU-area mosque in Brussels to face inquiry-By EUOBSERVER-DEC 10,15
Today, 18:41-Belgian interior minister Jan Jambon told parliament Thursday he has ordered security services to file a report on the Parc du Cinquantenaire mosque in Brussels, Le Soir reports. The mosque director, run by a Saudi national, is suspected of propagating Wahhabism, a hardline form of Islam, espoused by some radicals.
€2.2bn still missing to fund EU refugee pledges-By EUOBSERVER-DEC 10,15
Today, 13:10-EU member states have pledged €575.11 million so far for an Africa Trust Fund, the Syria Trust Fund and other humanitarian aid programmes, according to the EU Commission. That means €2,223,890,000 are still missing to meet the promises made by the EU to address the refugee crisis.
Steinmeier: EU vision could 'crumble'-By EUOBSERVER-DEC 10,15
Today, 18:41-German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a congress of the centre-left SPD party Thursday that unless there is EU solidarity on refugees "fences and barriers will again be raised ... and then the vision of a united Europe crumbles," Reuters reports. He urged EU leaders to "oppose the right-wing populists."
Gun buyer and gunman in California shooting shared family connection, possible previous plot-By Amy Taxin And Brian Melley, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 10,15-YAHOONEWS
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The gunman who killed his co-workers in San Bernardino, California, and the friend who bought the assault rifles used in the shooting were related through marriage and may have plotted an attack together three years ago.New revelations from officials and public records show a much deeper connection between Syed Rizwan Farook and Enrique Marquez than previously was disclosed. Marquez has not been charged with a crime.Marquez purchased high-powered weapons at least three years ago that Farook and his wife used to open fire on a holiday gathering of Farook's fellow health inspectors Dec. 2, killing 14 people. The FBI has said that Farook's wife declared her allegiance to the Islamic State group in a Facebook posting shortly before the attack.Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, were killed hours later in a shootout with police, leaving behind a 6-month-old daughter.FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the two shooters were radicalized well before Malik came to the U.S. on a fiancée visa and they had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013.Investigators are trying to determine if Farook's path toward extremism predated that time and whether it led to plans to launch an attack in 2012, according to two people familiar with the investigation who were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.Marquez and Farook "were plotting an actual attack" that year, including buying weapons, but became apprehensive and shelved the plan because of law enforcement activity and arrests in the area, said Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, a Republican who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.Marquez, 24, spoke with federal authorities after they raided his mother's Riverside house over the weekend. He and Farook were friends for years and became family last year with a sister-in-law in common.The two men were listed as witnesses on the marriage license when Farook's brother, Raheel, wed a Russian woman in 2011.Three years later, Raheel Farook and his wife, Tatiana, were witnesses to Marquez's marriage to her sister, Mariya Chernykh, according to Riverside County records.The ceremony took place at the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco, according to the marriage license, though the mosque's facility manager denied it occurred there.Azmi Hasan said Wednesday that he understood Marquez had converted to Islam but said he was not a member of that mosque. Marquez had only worshipped there three to four times over seven years, said Hasan, who had not seen him in about four years.Marquez had a security guard license in California for several years, but it expired last year. He had worked at Wal-Mart since May but has since been fired, spokesman Brian Nick said.He spoke of wanting to join the military, Viviana Ramirez, 23, a fellow student at Riverside Community College told the Los Angeles Times. His brother-in-law, Raheel Farook, is a Navy veteran who served from 2003 to 2007 and earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, among other awards.Marquez rarely spoke about his family or his marriage, Ramirez said.Tommy Lopez, who said he became friends with Marquez after meeting at a punk rock show seven months ago, said he never talked about his wife and was not religious.He last saw Marquez in the past month or so when Marquez fell asleep at a friend's house and they stacked beer cans on his body."When he woke up, he just started laughing," Lopez said. "He was a pretty laidback guy."Right after the shooting, Marquez called his mother to say he was safe but that he wouldn't be coming home, neighbour Lorena Aguirre said. He later checked into a mental health facility. It's unclear where he is now.Marquez and his wife listed their address on their marriage license at the same Corona home where Raheel and Tatiana Farook live.The Russian sisters came to the United States on visas for work or study exchange programs, according to a federal official who requested anonymity. The official was familiar with the visas but not authorized to speak publicly.The FBI has not tied any Farook family members to the San Bernardino attack.Comey described Farook and Malik as examples of homegrown violent extremists who appear to have radicalized "in place," drawing a distinction between the California attack and the one last month in Paris that officials suspect involved planning and training in Syria.He said the FBI did not yet know if Farook and Malik's marriage was arranged by a foreign extremist organization.Malik's father, reached in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, condemned his daughter's actions and said he is "very, very sad. ... I am in such pain that I cannot even describe it."The father, Gulzar Ahmed Malik, has been a resident in the kingdom since the early 1980s, the Saudi Interior Ministry says. His daughter was from Pakistan but travelled to Saudi Arabia.___Melley reported from Los Angeles. Contributing to this report were AP reporters Eric Tucker, Alicia A. Caldwell and Tami Abdollah in Washington, Asif Shahzad in Islamabad, Michael R. Blood and Amanda Lee Myers in Los Angeles, and Brian Skoloff in San Bernardino.
Greece dismantles Macedonia border camp By Nikolaj Nielsen-DEC 10,15-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:14-Authorities on Wednesday (9 December) removed some 2,300 people from a makeshift camp on the Greek side of the Macedonian border after weeks of tension.Nationals from Algeria, Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan, and Somalia, among others, were bussed to former Olympic venues in Elliniko and Galatsi.Only those that have a good chance of obtaining asylum, such as Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans are allowed to cross the barbed-wire and chain-link fence separating the two states in their efforts to reach mainland EU.Greek media outlet Kathimerini reports that the police operation went mostly without incident although some 30 people were temporarily detained.The border has been one of the main flashpoints for the tens of thousands migrants heading towards northern EU member states Germany and Sweden.The site has seen a group of seven asylum seekers sew shut their mouths in protest after being barred from entering the Balkan country.The border shutdown is likely to push people smugglers to find alternative entry points, possibly in Albania, Montenegro, Croatia or Bosnia.The latest move comes amid an announcement that close to 1 million people have arrived in the EU this year to seek asylum and refuge. Around 75 percent come from war torn countries like Syria, Afghanistan, or Iraq. Around 3,550 died in the attempt.Others have perished while in Europe. Among the more gruesome was the discovery of 71 refugees and migrants in a refrigeration truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary in late August.The arrival figures have pushed the number of registered asylum applications throughout the EU to over 1 million in the first ll months of this year.Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, said 94 percent of those registered were first time applicants. Around a quarter are Syrians, followed by Afghani (12 percent) and Iraqis (9 percent).Germany alone registered 965,000 people as asylum-seekers from January to November. Interior minister Thomas de Maiziere says the pace of arrivals has since slowed over the past few days from around 10,000 to 3,000."This isn't yet a turnaround, but it is a good development," he said on Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.De Maiziere, along with his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve, want the inflows reduced even further.The two, in a joint-letter to the EU commissioner for migration Dimitris Avramopoulos, had also backed an EU plan to set up a new European border and coast guard system. Leaders will be discuss the plan, along with other migration-related issues, when they meet in Brussels next week at a summit.
First flight of Syrian refugees now headed to Toronto from Beirut-By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 10,15-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA - They escaped a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more, leaving behind homes that have been bombed to pieces, their livelihoods and future hopes in tatters. They fled to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon — living in refugee camps, shantytowns and private apartments, trying to figure out their next steps, watching as what they thought would just be a temporary move away from their home country began to look more permanent.This week, hundreds of Syrians will be on the move again, this time to Canada with the first mass arrival of refugees as part of the Liberal government's commitment to Syrian refugee resettlement.The first flight, a military plane with 160 people on board, left Beirut on Thursday en route to Germany, where it will make a stop for refuelling and a fresh crew before heading on to Toronto. A second flight is set to arrive Saturday in Montreal.Canada welcomes Syrian refugees-Two Syrian families that were sponsored by a group in Ontario set foot in Toronto Wednesday a day before the first mass arrival of refugees as part of the Liberal government’s resettlement plan. Preparations are underway as the first flight will arrive in Toronto on Thursday night, followed by the arrival of more on Saturday in Montreal.Members of groups who are sponsoring two Syrian refugee families hold up signs welcoming their charges as they wait for the families to arrive at Toronto's Pearson Airport, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 -All told, about 300 people will arrive in the next few days with a chance to make a home in Canada thanks to private sponsors who've been working for months to prepare for them."We have great hopes for the success of this group of people that are arriving and their families as they build their new home here in Canada," said Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary for immigration.The sponsors will still have to wait a little while longer to meet their new arrivals.Border agents, health officials and immigration officers will be on hand when the plane touches down to run the refugees through a battery of tests. They will spend the night in hotels before moving on to their new homes.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to be on hand, and he has invited opposition leaders to be there too.Montreal and Toronto will be home to dozens of such flights in the coming weeks as the government seeks to bring 10,000 Syrians to Canada by year's end, and then a further 15,000 by the end of February.While Syrian refugees have been arriving with some regularity since the Liberals were sworn into office on Nov. 4, they've arrived on commercial flights. Thursday sees the first government aircraft return from a deployment specific to a program that began as a Liberal campaign promise.Even when in opposition, the Liberals had called for Canada to increase its commitment to Syrian resettlement, suggesting back in March that 25,000 was the number in their sights; the prior Conservative government had initially pledged to take in 11,300 people by the end of 2018.But during the campaign, the Liberals put forward a more ambitious goal — the government would take in 25,000 people itself and work with private sponsors to bring in even more.They later went further, saying they'd bring in that many people by the end of this year.Work on that started the very day the Liberals won power, with companies like Air Canada reaching out immediately to see if their planes could be helpful as part of the program. Once the first two military flights arrive, private chartered flights will shuttle the vast majority of the remaining Syrians to Canada.It wasn't until the Liberals struck a cabinet sub-committee specifically designed to roll out the program that plans began to coalesce — and one of the first things they heard from their international partners was a plea to reconsider their original year-end deadline.Together, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon are hosting close to 3 million of the 4.28 million UN-registered refugees who have fled Syria since the war began there in 2011.The Liberals also broke their plan down into stages.To meet the 25,000 goal, about 10,000 would be those who have private sponsors at the ready and in many cases, those files were already in the immigration system because of the previous Conservative commitments. Those would be the cases targeted for settlement by the end of the year; private cases are easier because the support structure is already in place.Then, a further 15,000 spaces would be reserved for government-assisted refugees with the goal of bringing them in by the end of February 2016.In recent months, thousands of Syrian refugees have been arriving in Canada but the Liberals are only counting those who've landed since they officially took office on Nov. 4 as part of their commitment.As of Dec. 7, that number was 416. The government says they have 11,932 applications currently in the system.Follow @StephanieLevitz on Twitter
Nova Scotia lists donations needed for Syrian refugees-CBC – DEC 10,15-YAHOONEWS
The Nova Scotia government is being picky in what it wants people to donate to Syrian refugees who are moving to the province.When the province first started accepting donations through it's 211 phone service it took almost all that was offered. But now that a drop-off centre in Halifax is opening, the province is restricting what it will accept.Donations the drop-off centre will accept: - winter outerwear and footwear (children and adults) -- warm sweaters and socks (children and adults)-- children's clothing (all sizes)-- new toiletries-- baby supplies such as: strollers, cribs and diapers-- toys, arts and crafts-- new backpacks with school supplies-- gift cards for groceries and household goods-- furniture such as: bed frames, kitchen tables and chairs-- household items such as: kitchen ware, lamps and towels-Donations not accepted: - used mattresses-- food-- electronics-- clothing (other than what was listed above)-- books-- large appliances and furniture such as fridges, stoves and couches-The drop-off centre will be set up in the former RONA store in the Bayers Lake Business Park in Halifax.The centre at 350 Horseshoe Lake Dr. will open at 11 a.m on Saturday. It will be staffed by volunteers and government workers.Immigration Minister Lena Diab said Nova Scotians have stepped up to help refugees. Offers have flooded in since the province started using the 211 phone service to accept donations."I am amazed but I am not surprised by the generosity being shown by Nova Scotians for our newest Nova Scotians," said Diab.The province has offered to take in 1,500 Syrian refugees. The provincial government expects that Nova Scotia will receive 46 privately sponsored refugees before the end of December. The first federally sponsored refugees are expected to start arriving in Canada today.
Merkel's party says burqa should not be worn in Germany-Reuters – DEC 10,15-YAHOONEWS
BERLIN (Reuters) - Under pressure to toughen their stance on migrants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives called on Thursday for an effective ban on the burqa, saying the full body covering worn by some Muslim women should not be worn in public.In its main resolution for a looming party congress in the city of Karlsruhe that is shaping up as a test of Merkel's authority, the leadership of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) resisted calls by some members for an "Obergrenze", or cap on the number of refugees entering Germany.But to satisfy the critics, they adopted tough language on a range of immigration-related subjects, from security to integration.Roughly one million asylum seekers, many from Muslim countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are expected to arrive in Germany this year, far more than in any other European country. This has hit support for the ruling CDU and pushed down Merkel's popularity ratings.Some members of her own party say she must get the number of arrivals down by the time three state elections are held in March or her hopes of running for a fourth term in 2017 would be in danger.The 18-page resolution, which will be debated by CDU delegates at the congress starting on Monday in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, says Muslim garments for women that cover the entire body are at odds with German values."Anyone who wears them is demonstrating that they are not ready to integrate in our free and open society. Therefore we reject the use of full-body coverings in public," the resolution reads.Neighboring France adopted a "burqa ban" in 2011 but Germany has resisted such a step.The CDU resolution also calls for criminalizing expressions of support for "terrorist organizations" over the internet and for limits on the right of migrants who are granted asylum to bring their families to Germany.It also warns that if the European Union is not able to gain control over its external borders, that the Schengen free-travel zone cannot remain in place in the long-term."We want to keep Schengen," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told a news conference to present the resolution."The end of Schengen would have significant consequences. It would cause collateral damage economically, politically and in other areas. Nevertheless we are saying here that Schengen is in danger."(Reporting by Noah Barkin; Editing by Michelle Martin)
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