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ISIS Opens Luxury Hotel for Commanders in Mosul

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) has opened the first five-star hotel in its self-declared Caliphate. The Ninawa Hotel in Mosul, a favorite among visitors on TripAdvisor, is now open to all commanders who visit the region.

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Boko Haram Terrorists Stoned Girls to Death Upon Realizing Rescue was Near

The good news that up to 700 girls and women have been rescued from captivity under the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has been tempered this week by their stories, including those who lived to tell that the terrorists began stoning women and girls to death when they realized their captives were close to being rescued.

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FBI Tried to Put Texas Shooter on No-Fly List in 2010

The FBI has confirmed Phoenix native Elton Simpson, a Muslim convert from Phoenix, Arizona, as one of the shooters responsible for attacking a Draw Muhammad Contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday. Simpson had been previously convicted of lying to the FBI about his jihadist intentions in 2010. Simpson made multiple pro-Sharia statements then that led the FBI to request, unsuccessfully, that he be placed on a no-fly list.

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Garland Police Refuse to Identify Suspects in Draw Muhammad Shooting

A tight-lipped Garland, Texas Police Spokesman Joe Harn refused to name either of the two men responsible for an attempted shooting at the Curtis Culwell Center on Sunday, where the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest was being held. Harn explained that the two men were shot almost immediately upon opening fire on police, and that no bombs were found in the men’s vehicle.

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CBS: Russian Lawmaker Opposing Putin Exiled, Stuck in Bay Area

Ilya Ponomarev, the lone figure in Russia’s Duma to vote against Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014, thus opposing Russian President Vladimir Putin, cannot return to his wife and children in his native country after he visited San Jose nine months ago. Putin has effectively barred Ponomarev from returning, as the Russian government accused him of using $750,000 in public funds for his own benefit and he could be arrested if he travels back to Russia.

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