Thursday April 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

CNN host eats human brain

CNN host Reza Aslan has been heavily criticized after he ate part of a human brain while filming with a Hindu cannibal sect in India. Aslan quipped: ‘I feel like this may have been a mistake.’ There has been no apology from Aslan, who seems to be revelling in the controversy.  More…

Girl expelled after suing school to be on boys’ basketball team

The New Jersey seventh-grader whose family sued the Catholic school that refused to let her to play basketball on the boys team was abruptly expelled from her middle school Wednesday. The school reportedly is protected from bias claims because of its religious status.  More…

Starbucks chief promises to hire 10,000 refugees

Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and CEO, wrote a powerful open letter to staff in which he said the company was committed to hiring 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.  More…

Police make arrest in shooting at Quebec mosque

A student has been arrested for the slaughter of six people at a Quebec mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette was named as the shooter shortly after the attack at Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center Sunday night. He is accused of opening fire on worshipers as they prayed, shouting ‘Alluhu akbar’ as he sprayed the room of men with bullets.  More…

‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holiday’? Your response says a lot about your politics, study says

Republicans and Democrats are completely divided on how stores should greet customers during the holiday season, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of Democrats said stores or business should greet customers with “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings” instead of “Merry Christmas,” while two-thirds of Republicans said stores and business should not go with the religion-neutral sayings.  More…

World’s most wanted man is dead: Rookie Italian policeman guns down fugitive Berlin killer screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ after he shoots his fellow officer when they confront him in Milan

Berlin truck terrorist Anis Amri has been shot dead after a gunfight with police in Milan in the early hours of this morning. The Tunisian pulled a gun from his backpack, screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ and opened fire on two officers – hitting one in the shoulder – before being shot dead after getting off a train from France.  More…

Update: Berlin terror attack plows into crowd at Christmas market killing 12

ISIS tonight claimed responsibility for the Berlin Christmas market massacre as German police continued their hunt for the killer amid warnings a second terror attack in the city could be imminent. The terror group praised the lorry driver, who murdered 12 people and injured at least 48 others in the attack last night, a ‘soldier’ who ‘targeting nationals of the coalition countries.’  More…

The moment Turkish assassin gunned down ambassador

SHOCKING new video shows the Turkish anti-terror cop pacing behind the Russian ambassador in Ankara as the cop fidgets, checks his inner jacket pocket and finally pulls out his semiautomatic and guns down the diplomat.  More…

Orlando nightclub shooting victims’ families sue Facebook, Twitter

Families of the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting on Monday filed a federal civil suit against Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly providing “material support” to the Islamic State and helping to radicalize shooter Omar Mateen.  More…

Christmas terror attack in Berlin kills 9 and injures 50

A truck has plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring 50 people with terrifying echoes of the Nice attack.  More…

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead

A Turkish policeman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in Aleppo. He can be heard yelling “Don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria” and uses the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (God is great). He is said to have died in a shootout with police soon afterwards.  More…

ACLU representing bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people.  More…

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say

Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents. The information was passed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark, but dropped the case when the father recanted.  More…

French cops are taking new burkini ban very seriously

Several Muslim women swimming or reclining on French beaches in hijabs this month were stopped by police officers just weeks after Cannes Mayor David Lisnard and 15 other towns banned the “burkini” — full-body wetsuits designed for Muslim women.  More…

Kerry says air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna that air conditioners are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. “As we were working together on the challenge of and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but phasing out hydrofluorocarbons is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”  More…