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Judge Rules U.S. ISIS Bride is No Longer an American Citizen

A federal judge has ruled that a former American who fled the U.S. to join ISIS is no longer an American citizen.

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A federal judge has ruled that a former American who fled the U.S. to join ISIS is no longer an American citizen.

On Thursday Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Muslim woman Hoda Muthana, who was born in the U.S., is no longer an American citizen after she left her home in Alabama in 2014 and fled to ISIS controlled territory to aid and abet the terrorist army. Eventually she left ISIS and ended up in a Kurdish refugee camp and then miraculously claimed she was sorry and wanted to come back to the U.S.A.

In February, Muthana proclaimed her innocence and exclaimed that she was just a stupid kid when she fled to help ISIS.

“I was really young and ignorant,” Muthana said in an interview with the Guardian in February. “I believe that America gives second chances. I want to return, and I’ll never come back to the Middle East. America can take my passport and I wouldn’t mind.”

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However, only a short time after her series of interviews, the U.S. Department of State issued a statement that said Muthana’s U.S. citizenship was revoked and she was no longer allowed to return to the U.S.A.

“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a Feb. 20 statement. “She does not have any legal basis, no valid US passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States. We continue to strongly advise all US citizens not to travel to Syria.”

Looks like her “second chance” got canceled.

Trump also jumped into the story and said he directed the administration to bar her re-entry to the country.

On the heels of the State Department’s cancellation of the woman’s citizenship, Muthana’s father filed a lawsuit to challenge the decision.

So far, the process is working as it should. This woman does not deserve to be welcomed back to the country she betrayed.

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College Professor Fired After Urging Iran to Bomb 52 American Targets

A Mass. college professor was fired last week after posting to social media that he hoped the Iranians would launch terror attacks against America.

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A Massachusetts college professor was fired last week after posting to social media that he hoped the Iranians would launch terror attacks against 52 American targets.

Asheen Phansey, the director of sustainability at Babson College, was fired after Facebooking that the Iranians should bomb targets in America in revenge for the U.S. missile strike that eliminated Iranian terror chief, General Qassem Suleimani last week.

Phansey, an adjunct professor, was enraged after the President Donald Trump posted a tweet warning the Iranians not to strike back at the U.S. because he had already directed the Pentagon to target 52 important sites in Iran.

“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian site (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago). Some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets. and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!” Trump Tweeted.

But Phansey hoped that Iran would target Americans as well.

“In retaliation, Ayatollah Khomenei [sic] should tweet a list of 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage that he would bomb. Um… Mall of America? Kardashian residence?” he wrote on Facebook.

Babson Colege quickly rebuked the prof for his outrageous statement.

“Babson College condemns any type of threatening words and/or actions condoning violence and/or hate,” the college said in a statement on Wednesday. “This particular post from a staff member on his personal Facebook page clearly does not represent the values and culture of Babson College. While we understand he has deleted the posts, we have immediately suspended him, with pay, pending the completion of our investigation. In addition, we are cooperating with local, state and federal authorities.”

But upon reflection, the school took further action the next day and announced that they had cut ties with the terror-supporting prof.

“Babson College conducted a prompt and thorough investigation related to a post shared on a staff member’s personal Facebook page that does not represent the values and culture of the College,” Babson said. “Based on the results of the investigation, the staff member is no longer a Babson College employee. As we have previously stated, Babson College condemns any type of threatening words and/or actions condoning violence and/or hate.”

For his part, Phansey publicly apologized for his anti-American post claiming it was “just” a joke.

“I regret my bad attempt at humor. As an American, born and raised, I was trying to juxtapose our ‘cultural sites’ with ancient Iranian churches and mosques,” he wrote. “I am completely opposed to violence and would never advocate it by anyone. I am sorry that my sloppy humor was read as a threat. I condemn all acts of violence. I am particularly sorry to cause any harm or alarm for my colleagues at Babson, my beloved alma mater, and the place where I have enjoyed teaching students and serving as its sustainability director.”

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President Trump Warns Iran that 52 Targets Are Already chosen

President Donald Trump is warning Iran ahead of time that it better not try to retaliate for the elimination of terror general Qassem Soleimani.

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President Donald Trump is warning Iran ahead of time that if it tries to retaliate for the elimination of terror general Qassem Soleimani, the U.S. already has a long list of Iranian targets ready for military action.

Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to warn Iran away from launching any further strikes against American targets.

“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD,” Trump tweeted.

The president’s stark warning came the same day that the Iranians also have targeted several American assets.

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi, claimed, “We cannot just close our eyes to what happened last night,” Ravanchi said. “Definitely there will be revenge. There will be harsh revenge. Iran will act based on its own choosing. The time and place will be decided by Iran.”

Ravanchi added that the U.S., “started a military war by assassinating, by an act of terror, against one of our top generals.”

Iranian Gen. Gholamali Abuhamzeh, a senior Revolutionary Guards leader, also said that Iran has identified nearly three dozen “vital American targets” to strike.

“The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there … vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since long time ago … some 35 U.S. targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach,” Abuhamzeh said according to Reuters.

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U.S. Strike on Iraq and Syria Takes Out Hezbollah Brigades

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reported that U.S. forces launched a successful attack on the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria.

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On Monday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reported that U.S. forces launched a successful attack on the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria.

Calling the strikes “defensive strikes,” Esper reported that the action occurred on Dec. 29.

The strikes were on “Kata’ib Hezbollah targets in Iraq and Syria were approved after the death of a U.S. defense civilian contractor who was killed in a rocket attack on a northern Iraqi military base,” according to The Epoch Times.

Esper said that five targets associated with Kata’ib Hezbollah were attacked by the U.S. military, including three targets in Western Iraq and two in Eastern Syria. These targets were “either command and control facilities or weapons caches” for the Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim terror organization, Esper told reporters on Dec. 29.

The strikes were carried out two days after the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a 30-plus rocket attack by the terrorist group that also injured four U.S. service members and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, officials said.

“The precision defensive strikes were in response to repeated Kata’ib Hezbollah attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces,” Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a Defense Department statement.

“The five targets include three KH locations in Iraq and two in Syria. These locations included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that KH uses to plan and execute attacks on OIR coalition forces,” the statement added.

The attacks were carried out by F-15 fighter jets. Esper noted that all pilots returned safely.

Officials report that 25 Kata’ib Hezbollah fighters were killed and at least 55 wounded.

“We will not stand for the Islamic Republic of Iran to take actions that put American men and women in jeopardy,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters.

Esper also said that more actions will be taken as warranted.

“I would note also that we will take additional actions as necessary to ensure that we act in our own self-defense and we deter further bad behavior from militia groups or from Iran,” Esper said.

Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman also said that, “Iran and their K.H. proxy forces must cease their attacks on U.S. and coalition forces, and respect Iraq’s sovereignty, to prevent additional defensive actions by U.S. forces.”

“The U.S. and its coalition partners fully respect Iraqi sovereignty, and support a strong and independent Iraq,” he said.

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Some of the $1.5 Billion in Pallets of Cash Obama Sent to Iran Funded Terrorism

Some of the pallets of cash Obama sent to Iran in 2016 has been traced to several Iranian-backed terror outfits.

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You may recall back in 2016 when President Obama literally sent pallets loaded with cash to Iran to pay off the Mullahs to agree to his foreign policy plans. Well, now, some of that cash has been traced to several Iranian-backed terror outfits.

Did anyone really expect anything less?

In August of 2016, CNN reported, “The Obama administration secretly arranged a plane delivery of $400 million in cash on the same day Iran released four American prisoners and formally implemented the nuclear deal, US officials confirmed Wednesday.”

The money was part of the $1.5 billion cash deal that Obama made to bribe the Iranians to sign onto his nuclear weapons policy.

Obama insisted that none of that cash would end up paying for Iran’s terror campaigns.

As if.

Washington Times columnist Bill Gertz says that some of the cash has ended up in the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, and the Quds forces of Iran.

According to knowledgeable sources, Iran has used the funds to pay its main proxy, the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, along with the Quds Force, Iran’s main foreign intelligence and covert action arm and element of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. (snip)

The U.S. money supplied to Iran as part of an arms settlement dating back to the 1970s also has been traced to Iran’s backing of Houthi rebels seeking to take power in Yemen. Iran has been supporting the Yemen rebels as part of a bid to encircle and eventually take control of Saudi Arabia.

Iran continues to be one of the world’s biggest state sponsors of terrorism.

According to Radio Free America:

Iran remains “the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism,” funding international terrorist groups and engaging in “its own terrorist plotting” around the globe, particularly in Europe, a new report by the U.S. State Department says.

The Country Reports on Terrorism 2018, released on November 1, says Iran has spent nearly $1 billion dollars annually to “support terrorist groups that serve as its proxies and expand its malign influence across the globe.”

Once again, Barack Obama made the world a more dangerous place.

What a surprise.

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Navy Cancels Training for All Saudi Military Students After Pensacola Terror Attack

The Pentagon has canceled the training of military students from Saudi Arabia, finally making a good choice concerning this practice.

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The Pentagon has canceled the training of military students from Saudi Arabia, finally making a good choice concerning this practice.

The sensible decision was announced on Tuesday in the wake of a terror attack on the Pensacola facilities by a Saudi student last week.

The terrorist was identified as 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani, a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Schools Command.

The Pentagon ruled that all operational training of Saudi students is canceled, and other training will be limited to classroom only, according to the Washington Times.

The U.S.military has been helping to train foreign officers for decades in a spirit of cooperation with our allies. But now the Pentagon will review the programs, especially the screening procedures for foreign students. Defense Secretary David Norquist told the Pentagon to “take additional security measures as they see fit.”

The government stressed that the U.S. military has trained over 28,000 Saudi students “without serious incident until now.”

The Pentagon also pointed out that the government is not ending its military cooperation with the Kingdom.

“The operational pause only applies to Saudi students” and will last until Mr. Esper decides otherwise, the paper said. The initial review will take approximately five to ten days and will look at the current programs to analyze any “shortcomings.”

Indeed, the Pentagon insisted that the review is being conducted with the cooperation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Pentagon also noted that there is “no evidence” that the other Saudi students are part of some ring of terrorists.

The FBI has not yet found evidence that the Pensacola terrorist was an official member of any terror group and they are leaning toward assuming he is a “lone wolf” terrorist.

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Terrorism Eyed in Pensacola Navy Shooting, as Saudi Soldier Named Suspect

The FBI has reportedly joined the investigation, further lending credence to the possibility that authorities are treating this as a possible terror attack. 

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  A Saudi national in Florida taking aviation lessons winds up at the center of a terrorism investigation.

Today’s shooting at a Navy base in Pensacola marks the second military-centric shooting incident in as many days, but in Friday’s event, authorities are now concerned that the motive may have been terrorism.

The Associated Press reports that the Pensacola gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia.

NBC News reports that the gunman’s name was Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.

Alshamrani was taking flight lessons at the base, according to reports, before he went on his killing spree in the early morning hours of Friday.

The Air Station is also technically a “gun free zone”, although there are military exceptions that can be made for lawfully carrying on-site.

Florida’s Governor relayed more details.

The suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was a Saudi national and member of that country’s air force, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said during a news conference.

“There’s obviously going to be a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being a part of the Saudi Air Force and then to be here training on our soil and to do this,” he said.

The FBI has reportedly joined the investigation, further lending credence to the possibility that authorities are treating this as a possible terror attack.

Infamously, the nineteen hijackers responsible for the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks were Saudi Arabian, and several had attended flight schools in Florida prior to their heinous acts.

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Terror Attacks Hit The Hague and London, Two Killed Several Stabbed

Two people have been killed and several others stabbed in two separate terror incidents in The Hague, Netherlands, and London England.

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Two people have been killed and several others stabbed in two separate terror incidents in The Hague, Netherlands, and London England.

The first attack occurred on Friday at the UK’s historic London Bridge where a man armed with a knife killed two before being shot dead by police.

A man not yet identified publicly began attacking people just before 2 PM on London Bridge which connects the city’s business district with the south bank of the River Thames.

The thus far unidentified suspect is said to have been a known terror suspect.

Police also said the man was wearing what looked like a suicide vest. But it was later discovered that it was a fake vest made to look real.

The man began stabbing random people, but citizens of London were not to cower in fear this time as several bystanders jumped in to subdue the man. The bystanders began kicking and punching the suspect until he dropped the knife.

According to a witness:

“About three or four guys came out of that building,” Lawrence told the newspaper. “One had a stick. One had a fire extinguisher. He was brandishing it at first, then spraying it [at the suspect]. The guy with the stick was poking him.”

“They approached the knifeman at the north end of the bridge, and he stood swiping his knives — one in each hand — around him. The men who gave chase successfully tackled the knifeman to the ground,” he continued.

“Then the police got him. It looked like they tasered him,” he said, adding that police ordered him to run from the bridge as gunshots rang out and several cops aimed their guns at a truck left diagonally across the span.

Finally, after police arrived, the suspect was shot and killed on the scene.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the bystanders as the very best” of the UK’s citizens.

In a statement Johnson paid tribute to the police, the emergency services personnel and “extraordinary bravery” of the bystanders involved in the incident. “They represent the very best of our country and I thank them on behalf of all of our country,” Johnson said.

The attack in London was only the first stabbing attack on Friday. A second incident occurred in The Hague’s busy shopping district in the Netherlands. Three people were stabbed by an assailant who attacked in the midst of a crowd of busy shoppers.

The suspect is still at large, officials said.

In a statement, Hague police said they were seeking a man aged 45-50 and described him as a man of North African descent. That usually means a Muslim immigrant in that region of Europe.

UPDATE: Terrorist Named

The London Bridge attacker has been identified as Usman Khan, 28. Kahn had already served seven years in a British prison starting in 2012 for planning a mass terror attack in the UK.

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