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Name: Maria Hond
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Islamic State terrorists use WhatsApp, Telegram to sell women, girls as sex slaves

Source: Times of India

KHANKE, Iraq: The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old.... Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon."

The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, weapons and tactical gear. It was shared with the Associated Press by an activist with the minority

While the Islamic State group is losing territory in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on the estimated 3,000 women and girls held as sex slaves. In a fusion of ancient barbaric practices and modern technology, IS sells the women like chattel on smart phone apps and shares databases that contain their photographs and the names of their "owners" to prevent their escape through IS checkpoints. The fighters are assassinating smugglers who rescue the captives, just as funds to buy the women out of slavery are drying up.

The thousands of Yazidi women and children were taken prisoner in August 2014, when IS fighters overran their villages in northern Iraq with the aim to eliminate the Kurdish-speaking minority because of its ancient faith. Since then, Arab and Kurdish smugglers managed to free an average of 134 people a month. But by May, an IS crackdown reduced those numbers to just 39 in the last six weeks, according to figures provided by the Kurdistan regional government.



Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Islamic-State-terrorists-use-WhatsApp-Telegram-to-sell-women-girls-as-sex-slaves/articleshow/53073641.cms

Former National Guardsman accused of plotting attack to support ISIS

Source: Washington Post

A former member of the Army National Guard living in Sterling, Va., is accused of trying to plan an domestic terror attack on behalf of the Islamic State.

Mohamad Bailor Jalloh was arrested Sunday and charged with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist organization, according to papers filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Jalloh, a native of Sierra Leone, is a U.S. citizen. He quit the National Guard after listening to the lectures of deceased radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, according to court documents, and became involved in planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

After hearing Aulaqi say that it was a duty of every able Muslim to resist the American presence and activity in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jalloh told a like-minded associate that he “understood this was the reality,” according to court papers. He later said he would like to carry out an attack in the style of Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex. He also suggested that someone known for organizing contests for cartoons of the prophet Muhammad would make a good target, according to the affidavit filed in federal court.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/former-national-guardsman-accused-of-plotting-attack-to-support-isis/2016/07/05/317eb4f0-42c1-11e6-8856-f26de2537a9d_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_leadschools-0940pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

How many crimes, lies or moral failings is Donald Trump being accused of.

Here are some I'm aware of:

- being a bigot and racist
- accused of raping a 13 year old girl
- listening in on phone calls secretly at his resorts
- promising to give to charity, but not doing so
- making his clothes and other business products in China and then railing about it
- laughing at other people who use teleprompters, then doing it himself
- trying to influence a federal judge and being racist
- using the presidential race to defend the trump university civil suit
- fraudulent activity through trump university
- lying about his net worth
- lying on his taxes
- causing riots
- supporting white supremists

Palestinian kills teenage girl in Israeli settlement

Source: Times of India

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl inside her home in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, before guards shot him dead, the military and hospital officials said.

A member of the response team that killed the assailant was also wounded in the incident, said an official from the Kiryat Arba settlement, near the city of Hebron.

Over the past eight months, Palestinians have killed 33 Israelis and two visiting US citizens in a wave of street attacks, mostly stabbings. Israeli forces have shot dead at least 198 Palestinians, 134 of whom Israel has said were assailants. Others were killed in clashes and protests.

An Israeli military spokesman said the girl was attacked in her bedroom. Hospital officials in Jerusalem said she died of her wounds, giving her age as 13. Israeli media reports identified the suspected attacker as a 17-year-old Palestinian from a village near Kiryat Arba.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Palestinian-kills-teenage-girl-in-Israeli-settlement/articleshow/52991624.cms

Gunmen storm hotel in Mogadishu; 15 killed, police say

Source: cnn

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) — Gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday after detonating a car filled with explosives at the hotel gate -- an attack that has left at least 15 people dead and 25 others injured, police said.

Following the car explosion, someone blew themselves up inside the Naso Hablod hotel as gunmen stormed the building, Somali police Capt. Aden Dahir said. Police responded and engaged in a gunbattle with the suspects for several hours, Dahir said.

The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on its main broadcaster, Radio Andalus.

Most of those killed and injured were civilians who were passersby and customers of nearby shops and a gas station, police said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/25/africa/mogadishu-hotel-explosion-gunfire/index.html

Amjad Sabri, famed Sufi singer, gunned down in Pakistan

Source: CNN


Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan's most well-known Sufi musicians, was gunned down Wednesday in the southern city of Karachi.

Sabri, 45, was the victim of what police are calling a targeted killing. Two assailants on a motorcycle opened fire on his car, firing 5 or 6 shots, according to Muqqadas Haider, a senior police official. Sabri died of his injuries en route to the hospital, Haider told CNN. The singer was known for not having any political affiliations.

Amjad Sabri belonged to the renowned Sabri family, members of the Chishti Sufi order and the most famous Qawwali group in the country. They had performed internationally and were known for their renditions of mystical Islamic poetry. Qawwali is a form of passionate, devotional Sufi music, specifically from South Asia.

A faction of the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, citing the type of music Sabri performs as "blasphemous."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/asia/amjad-sabri-singer-killed-pakistan/index.html

Sanders accidentally visits GOP

Source: CNN


Washington (CNN) — It's been a while since Bernie Sanders has attended the weekly Senate Democratic lunch in the Capitol.

So long, in fact, he forgot where to go Tuesday and headed -- with his large Secret Service detail in tow -- into the Republican lunch instead.



He quickly realized his mistake and turned around. When a reporter noted, "wrong room," Sanders replied, "Thank you" as he made his way to the Democratic gathering.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/politics/bernie-sanders-senate-lunch-wrong-room/index.html

Orlando shooter told 911 operator he was Islamic soldier

Source: CBC

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself as an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. "stop bombing Syria and Iraq," according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.

The partial, printed transcripts were of three conversations Mateen had with the police during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded.


Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/orlando-shooting-transcripts-fbi-1.3643109

Mother kills pregnant daughter in name of 'honour' in Pakistan

Source: Times of India

LAHORE: A mother slit open the throat of her 22-year-old pregnant daughter in Pakistan's Punjab province, the latest in a series of gruesome "honour killing" that have sparked national outrage.

Muqadas, a resident of Butranwali, Gujranwala, some 80 kilometres from Lahore, contracted love marriage with Taufeeq of her locality against the will of her family some three years ago, a police official said.

Superintendent of Police (civil lines) Nadeem Khokhar said that the family of Muqadas was not happy with her as the victim married Taufeeq after eloping with him." Amna, mother of Muqadas, recently contacted her and told her that the family had pardoned her. She invited the couple to her house. However, yesterday when the 8-month pregnant Muqadas was present at a clinic in her locality for a check-up Amna reached there and took her to her house," he said.


Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Mother-kills-pregnant-daughter-in-name-of-honour-in-Pakistan/articleshow/52798087.cms

Hindu monk gets death threat in Bangladesh

Source: Times of India

DHAKA: Suspected Islamists claiming to be the ISIS followers have threatened to kill a Hindu priest of the Ramakrishna Mission here if he continues to preach in "Islamic Bangladesh", prompting authorities to beef up security around the area.

"The security of the (RK) Mission has been intensified as the priest filed a general diary with us," duty officer of the city's Wari police station told PTI.


Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/Hindu-monk-gets-death-threat-in-Bangladesh/articleshow/52776584.cms
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