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CCC: Conceal Carry in Church: Charleston Shooting Prompts Gun-Rights Supporters to Call for More Concealed-Carry at Churches

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Valerie Richardson writes: He was a young gunman bent on shooting as many worshippers as possible, but Matthew J. Murray never got as far as Dylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday’s South Carolina church massacre.negores-guns-book

[Check out Nicholas Johnson’s bookNegroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms” at Amazon]

“At a time when religion is under attack and we have the government every day running God out of the public square, churches have become the targets of opportunity for deranged people. Particularly if they assume that folks are not armed.”

— Kenneth Blackwell

Murray had already shot and killed two people in the parking lot when he burst into the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. Before he could pull the trigger again, however, the 24-year-old shooter was gunned downMore-guns-less-crime by Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard with a concealed-carry permit.

[See John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition at Amazon]

[PHOTOS: 11 times a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy, saving lives]

[Read the full text here, at the Washington Times]

[Also see – VIDEO – How the Civil Rights Movement Changed Black Gun Culture]

That was eight years ago, but even though Ms. Assam was credited for saving as many as 100 lives that day, a dozen states continue to restrict the carrying of concealed firearms in churches — including South Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »

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Freedom of Speech: Just Getting Warmed Up

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch anti-Islam political leader who was guest of honor at the Prophet Muhammad cartoon show in Garland, Texas, where gunmen opened fire is calling for more such exhibitions as a show of defiance.

“The most important reaction to the attack on freedom of expression was to make sure that everybody sees this.”

Geert Wilders of the Dutch PVV Freedom Party said in a telephone interview on Thursday that he wants to set up a special Prophet Muhammad cartoon show at the Dutch legislature in The Hague and said all parties who back freedom of expression should rally around the idea.

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Twitter Terror 2015: Online Jihadist Hails Power of Social Media After Texas Attack

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An Australian Twitter user and Islamic State supporter who appeared to encourage the terrorist attack on an anti-Islamic cartoon event in the US says his movement is “winning the minds of the young generation”.

“This is a war that will be won through the power of social media. We are winning the minds of the young generation.”

— Man who goes by the Twitter name ‘Australi Witness’

The man, who goes by the Twitter name Australi Witness, told Fairfax Media he supported what “our mujahideen [holy warriors] in Texas did” but denied that he specifically told them to launch the attacks, in which both assailants died and one security guard was wounded.

“Law enforcement agencies will consider statements, whether online or offline, to determine whether action can be taken. The online environment has no borders and terrorist propaganda is reaching directly into our homes and families through simple online searches.”

— A spokesman for Attorney-General George Brandis

The Perth-based man’s activities underscore how social media has created a global reach for jihad sympathisers who can inspire violence across great distances without ever personally knowing the people they are inciting.

“This is a war that will be won through the power of social media,” the man said. “We are winning the minds of the young generation.”

Two men, Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi, opened fire with assault rifles on Sunday at an exhibition of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas. They wounded a security guard before being shot dead by a traffic policeman, who authorities in Garland say prevented a likely bloodbath.

Australi Witness insisted he did not “explicitly” tell Simpson and Soofi to carry out the attacks, though Fairfax Media understands he could face prosecution under the Abbott government’s new laws against advocating terrorism.

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“I support what our mujahideen in Texas did, but I take no responsibility for it. Allah commanded them to attack, not me,” he said.

He reportedly posted before Sunday that “Kuffar [unbelievers] are holding a large ‘Draw Muhammed (PBUH) event in Garland, Texas on May 3rd. Please spread to US brothers.”

He also shared tweets by others encouraging an attack similar to the massacre at the office of Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine, including calls for “brothers in Texas” to go to the event “with your weapons, bombs or with knifes”, News Corp Australia reported. Read the rest of this entry »


Free Speech Under Fire: Muhammad Cartoon Contest Winner Retreats Into Hiding

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Man says he faces death threats after winning grand prize for drawing of prophet

Nathan Koppel reports: As authorities continue to investigate an attempted attack on a contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad in Texas on Sunday, the winner of the event has retreated into hiding, saying he faces persistent death threats.

“I don’t want to say where. There are Muslims out there who want to kill me.”

Bosch Fawstin netted $12,500 for winning the contest’s grand prize as well as the “People’s Choice Award” for his drawing depicting Muhammad wielding a sword and saying, “you can’t draw me!”

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“I do it because we have been told we can’t. I’m not just provoking people for the hell of it.…Provocation is freedom of speech—it’s not separate from it.”

— Cartoonist Bosch Fawstin

In an interview on Tuesday, the cartoonist was vague about his whereabouts, saying only that he lives somewhere in the U.S.

[read the full text here, at WSJ]

“I don’t want to say where,” Mr. Fawstin said, also declining to say his age. “There are Muslims out there who want to kill me.”

One of the World Trade Center's twin towers collapses after it was struck by a commerical airliner in a suspected terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

One of the World Trade Center’s twin towers collapses after it was struck by a commerical airliner in a suspected terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

“Mr. Fawstin said he was raised by Albanian Muslim parents in the Bronx but eventually renounced his faith. He said the 9/11 terrorist attacks motivated him to use his art to denounce Islamic extremism.”

He has drawn a comic book called “Pigman,” featuring a hero who battles “pigotry” and his arch nemesis, SuperJihad. He said he has also drawn several dozen cartoon renderings of the Islamic prophet. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: 3 Shot Outside Texas Event Featuring Muhammad Cartoon Contest; 2 Believed Dead

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Two people were shot and killed by police outside of an event billed as the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas, Sunday night, according to Garland Mayor Douglas Athas.

According to the City of Garland Facebook’s page, “two males drove up to the front of the building in a car,” as the event was coming to an end. “Both males were armed and began shooting at a Garland … security officer. Garland Police officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed. ”

Athas said the security guard was shot in the leg and transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

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CNN producer Chris Lett, who was covering the event, said there were about 40 people gathered when police announced there had been a shooting.

Authorities are investigating whether explosives were involved.

“Police suspect the vehicle may contain an incendiary device and the bomb squad is on the scene,” according to Garland Facebook’s page.

The event, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, claimed to have received “over 350 submissions of Muhammad cartoons from all over the world.” Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Wild Motorcycle Pursuit Through Canadian Shopping Mall Goes Viral

Video compiled by Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigators of a motorcycle pursuit through a mall in Surrey, British Columbia was accidentally released and subsequently went viral on the internet….(read more)


China’s Xi Purges Security Guards to deal with Internal Threat?

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I compare Chinese President Xi Jiping’s reform now with Shang Yang’s reform that enabled the State of Qin to unify China in the preface of my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements Expanded 2nd Edition and point out the danger Xi is in as like Shang Yang who was cruelly put to death by vested interests, Xi is offending powerful vested interests by his reform, mass line campaign and anti-corruption storm.

I believe most China watchers, especially Chinese ones, know that. That is why Singtao Daily’s reporter believes that there has been a major purge when it is found That Lieutenant General Cao Qing, former commander of the Central Security Bureau, attending NPC (National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament) session wearing PLA uniform with the badge of Beijing Military Area Command.

We should say the reporter is really well experienced and know how to find some interesting details. Previously, Cao Qing as…

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Pennsylvania: 3 Shot at Mall, 2 in Critical Condition; Shooter Sought

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MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say three people were wounded, two critically, when gunfire erupted at a Pittsburgh-area mall in a shooting that appears to have been targeted.

The Monroeville Mall was evacuated after the shooting Saturday evening in Macy’s and placed on lockdown while police search for the gunman.

Police Chief Doug Cole says the shooting doesn’t appear to be random.

He says no one has been taken into custody, but police have some good leads.

Forbes Hospital reports that the three victims were taken there with gunshot wounds. Police say two are in critical condition.

In late December, hundreds of teenagers gathered at the mall and several fights broke out. The fights caused local officials and mall administration to agree on a plan to increase security there.

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[VIDEO] THIS WEEK: Taliban Butchers 130 Schoolchildren; Sets Teacher on Fire In Front of Class | LAST WEEK: Hillary Clinton Claims We Need to ‘Empathize With’ Our Enemies

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A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from nearby school during a Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from nearby school during a Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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3 American Doctors Killed in Kabul Hospital Shooting

ABC News reports: An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday, killing three American doctors and leaving two other people wounded, officials said. A father and son were among the victims, ABC News has learned.

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An ambulance leaves Cure Hospital after three foreigners were killed in Kabul, April 24, 2014. Three foreigners were killed when a security guard opened fire at Cure Hospital, an international hospital, in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources said, in the latest of a series of attacks against foreign civilians.
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According to Kabul police, a female American nurse was also wounded in the attack.

The victims’ identities are not yet known, but the U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirmed that they are Americans. Read the rest of this entry »


Python kills security guard outside luxury hotel in Bali

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The lush Indonesian island of Bali is a tropical paradise full of world-class hotels, amazing beaches and ridiculous yoga retreats. It’s also home to the occasional terrorist bombing (2002 and 2005) and, of course, killer pythons.

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One of those pythons strangled a security guard to death outside the Bali Hyatt, a luxury hotel in Bali’s Sanur area on Friday, reports the Daily Mail.

The victim, 59-year-old Ambar Arianto Mulyo, was an employee at a restaurant nearby.

He managed to capture the 15-foot-long snake, which had for awhile been menacing the hotel (which is, thankfully, closed for renovations until 2015).

Mulyo spotted the snake and successfully got his hands on the serpent’s head and tail. Then, however, he made the fatal mistake of hoisting the python on his shoulders.

The snake wrapped itself around Mulyo in a flash and suffocated him.

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FLASH MOB: Hundreds of teens trash mall in wild flash mob

Hundreds of teens tore through Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin on Thursday.

Hundreds of teens tore through Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin on Thursday. Photo: YouTube

Kevin SheehanNatasha Velez and Natalie O’Neil report:  A wild flash mob stormed and trashed a Brooklyn mall, causing so much chaos that the shopping center was forced to close during post-Christmas sales, sources said Friday.

More than 400 crazed teens — who mistakenly thought the rapper Fabolous would perform — erupted into brawls all over Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin on Thursday at 5 p.m., sources said.

The troublemakers looted and ransacked several stores as panicked shoppers ran for the exits and clerks scrambled to pull down metal gates.

“I was begging them to stop. There were a lot of kids, hundreds of kids . . . [Security] would chase them out one door and they would come back in another door,” said Abu Taleb, 31, a clerk at the kiosk Candy Plaza 2. “I’ve been here seven years, and I have never seen anything like this before.”

Some of the teens staged a game of “knockout” on the top floor — and one may have been carrying a gun, sources said.

“They were playing the ‘knockout’ game,” said Shante, a 21-year-old perfume merchant, in reference to a violent trend in which teens try to knock out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch.

“People were getting really scared,” she said.

The mall was shuttered at around 7 p.m. for roughly an hour and has since issued a temporary “no teens” rule, in which anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult, police sources said.

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Leading Cause of Malware Problems? Executives Watching Porn

Infected computers at work are often the result of top execs watching pornography. Credit: Man using laptop image via Shutterstock

Infected computers at work are often the result of top execs watching pornography.
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Chad Brooks reports:  While employees may get the brunt of the blame for security breaches, company leaders are doing their fair share of damage as well, a new study finds.

Research from ThreatTrack Security revealed that 40 percent of security professionals found that a device used by a member of their company’s senior leadership team had been infected by malware because of a visit to a pornographic website, and nearly 60 percent of the security professionals surveyed have cleaned malware from a device after an executive clicked on a malicious link or was duped by a phishing email.

In addition, 45 percent of respondents said they have found malware on a senior leader’s device because the executive allowed a family member to use it, with one-third of security professionals discovering it on an executive’s mobile devices because they installed a malicious app.

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