Tag: Chattanooga

Mississippi ISIS Recruit Praised Chattanooga Terrorist ‘Brother’

The latest would-be ISIS recruits are a couple from Mississippi, 19-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 21-year-old Muhammad Oda Daklalla. According to an unsealed criminal complaint reported by ABC News, “The FBI says the couple planned for months to travel to Turkey in order to slip into Syria and join ISIS.”

Obama Refuses to Diagnose an Ailing Islam

In the aftermath of the July 16th Chattanooga murders claiming the lives of five U.S. servicemen and the FBI’s findings concerning the killer’s motivation, we desperately need a correct diagnosis to be made as to cause. Unfortunately, both the media and our government refuse to give it.

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Muslims Banned from New York Gun Store

On July 30, John Swartz, owner of JJ’s Sporting Goods in Saint Johnsville, New York, announced his store would no longer sell guns to Muslims, based on the difficulty of discerning who is radical and who is non-radical.

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Sheriff Arpaio to Send Posse to Guard Army Reserve Center

Sheriff Arpaio did this last week after an Army Terrorism Liason Officer reported “a noticeable increase in surveillance and the photographing of an [Army Reserve] facility.” Sheriff Arpaio was asked to send marked vehicles and posse volunteers to aid in protection until the “threat level of our soldiers declines.”

Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety.

Family Claims Abdulazeez Not Radical, Religious, or a Terrorist

The family of Chattanooga gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and their legal representation are pushing hard on the idea that he was not radical, a terrorist, or even particularly religious. The narrative they are pushing is that his deadly rampage was born of drug abuse and depression.

Peyton Manning Establishes Chattanooga Heroes Fund

The University of Tennessee reports that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has established a Chattanooga Heroes Fund to “support the families of those who lost their lives as well as those who were wounded in the tragic shootings on July 16.”

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Report: FBI Believes Chattanooga Murderer Acted Alone

According to the Associated Press, the FBI views Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Muslim terrorist who murdered five servicemen in Chattanooga at two military sites, as a “homegrown violent extremist” and will not assert that he was radicalized by others.

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AJC Blog Suggests Military Recruiters May Hurt Themselves if Armed

On July 21, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) blogger Jay Bookman put forth reasons he believes arming military recruiters in the wake of the Chattanooga attack might not be such a good idea. One of the reasons he offered is the possibility that a recruiter might accidentally hurt himself if armed.

Bomb Scare at National Guard Armory in Tallahassee

The police department of Tallahassee, Florida responded to a bomb threat at the National Guard Armory on Tuesday morning. There is little public information, though there is a slight chance the threat is a hoax by someone seeking to take advantage of the apprehension over attacks on military personnel after the Chattanooga shootings.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Fox: It’s Time to Ditch the ‘Lone Wolf’ Jihadi Label

On Saturday, Breitbart National Security contributor and Major General Horner Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University Dr. Sebastian Gorka told Fox News viewers that the key to defeating jihadism is to target it as an ideology. On Fox News today, Dr. Gorka expanded that concept, calling for law enforcement and media to “ditch” the “lone wolf” label, as it obscures the one thing that ties all independent American jihadists to each other: ideology.

Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith, the Fifth Hero of Chattanooga

The five men who were killed in Chattanooga were heroes, not just because they died in service to their country, but because of what they did while they were alive. The fifth, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, succumbed to his wounds over the weekend, so he was not part of the tribute I wrote for the four Marines on Friday. Allow me to correct that omission.

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Obama Refuses to Call Mother of Murdered Marine; White House Won’t Lower Flags

It’s all the more puzzling because, as Stars & Stripes recalls, the flag was lowered after the Washington Navy Yard shooting in 2013, and even after traitor Nidal Hassan’s jihad rampage at Forth Hood in 2009 – the attack shamefully classified as “workplace violence” by this Administration. “We’ve lost five servicemen, and as you’ve said, the flag goes to half-mast for all types of other incidents around the country,” said Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) told Stuart Varney of Fox News on Monday. “Here we have five servicemen who lost their lives. I can’t imagine why it hasn’t been lowered.”

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Chattanooga Terrorist: The Dylan Roof of Radical Islam

On the surface, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and Dylan Roof might seem to have little in common but the brutal nature of their crimes. The former was a Muslim terrorist who killed five U.S. servicemen and wounded several others at a recruiting office in Chattanooga last week. The latter is the white supremacist who slaughtered nine innocent people at a historic black church in Charleston last month. Given the somewhat opposed nature of their respective extremist beliefs, they might even have been expected to hate each other, at least privately.

AP: Mohammad Abdulazeez’s Motive for Killing 5 Still ‘Elusive’

Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s troubled life. But two significant pieces of the puzzle are missing: Why did he ambush two military sites, killing four Marines and a sailor? And was he propelled to do so by his own demons or at the direction of someone else?