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No Breitbart, a Muslim mob didn’t set fire to Germany’s oldest church

No Breitbart, a Muslim mob didn't set fire to Germany's oldest church St. Reinold’s Church in Dortmund. Photo: DPA.

Journalists have condemned a report by Breitbart news that claimed a mob of 1,000 men had attacked police and set fire to a church, calling the article a distortion of facts.

By Emma Anderson 5 January 2017 14:34 CET+01:00

Breitbart wrote an article about New Year’s Eve in Dortmund on Tuesday with the headline “Revealed: 1,000-man mob attack police, set Germany’s oldest church alight on New Year’s Eve”.

“At New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dortmund a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted ‘Allahu Akhbar’, launched fireworks at police, and set fire to a historic church,” the alt-right website reported.

The report was attributed to local news site Ruhr Nachrichten, which fired back on Wednesday, accusing Breitbart of “using our online reports for fake news, hate and propaganda.”

Ruhr Nachrichten pointed out how Breitbart attributed separate unconnected incidents to a larger, collective “mob”.

There was in fact a total of around 1,000 people gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Leeds Square, including “large and small groups” of young, foreign men as well as families with children, according to Ruhr Nachrichten.

The original report by the local news site from that night describes how some individuals did start launching fireworks from within the crowd towards police, who told them to stop but were ignored. Broadcaster WDR reported that officers then issued orders for some people to leave and took some into custody.

While Breitbart wrote that the “mob” set the roof of Germany’s oldest church on fire, Ruhr Nachrichten pointed out that this was also not accurate.

St. Reinold is not Germany’s oldest church – that would be the Cathedral of Trier – and a small fire had started on some netting on scaffolding around the church, not the roof, due to one firework.

And while Breitbart states that the “fireworks were launched at” the church, there was no indication from local news outlets or from the fire services that the fire had been started intentionally.

The fire was small and lasted 12 minutes before firefighters put it out, Ruhr Nachrichten reports.

Police told local media that overall it was a quiet night.

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    • 786 Yea, verily! Years before I converted, I came across Ghouller’s stuff linked at Debbie Schlussel’s site. At that time I thought Schlussel was grand, though admittedly when I tried to research her stories for confirmation I would come up short. I’ve since learned much, much more about Things; but even when I thought Debbie was great I stayed away from Ghouller and Co. Even in my utter ignorance I could tell that they were beyond the pale of any civilized discourse. Their followers truly frighten me.

    • Montaigne

      I read today few articles written by Pamela Geller on her website and some comments written by right-wing people. I could not beleive it – the distorted facts, the delusional conspiration theories, the disturbing thought process of some people (and Geller). It was scary. Troubling.

      I am Canadian (a “very white” one, born from “very white” parents) and I can’t believe how some right-wing Americans are so racist and intolerant. What a shame. Please do not come in Canada. I prefer to get 10,000 Muslim refugees in 1 day than having 1 person like those in 10,000 years.

    • 786 Since this was printed, Breitbart has printed an additional article dismissing the case against them as all lies, led (of course) by the commie-multiculturalist mainstream media. No, I couldn’t make this up. I left them a hot one in the comments; judging from the amount of hatred and conspiracy theorizing in the comments, I’m probably destined for a few hot ones myself. Mine, however, is intelligent.

    • 786 As a veteran myself, I’ll be hornswoggled if I stand by while you reduce the entirety of our service to the cheap two-dimensional “us vs them” melodrama in your head. Your words are an profound insult not only to veterans, but to America’s core values; your willingness to twist and co-opt those values to fit your depraved worldview reveals your contempt for American ideals. You obviously hate my country and everything it stands for. As if that wasn’t bad enough, you clearly hate my mother tongue. Your rampant, unapologetic butchery of English and your inability to frame a grammatically-correct sentence is further proof that you haven’t assimilated to American culture. What I can’t figure out is where in the scumiverse you found two other people who despise America so much that they would upvote your comment.

    • Not officially. He’s just been busy with other things, from what I understand.

    • james


      has danios left loonwatch?

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      “Listen up, you traitorous, America hating, Sharia loving seditious vermin… Your $#!t is in the wind.” Is this the best trolls can do nowadays?

    • golden izanagi

      “We know what you are” your information network must be great not a lot of people find out we’re actually titan pilots. “We are all armed to the teeth” just so you know your puny weapons would be no match for my titan.

    • CowabungaCreeper

      Sorry all I could here was…

    • Joey Sanders

      We have tons of money, because we don’t celebrate Christmas, drink or do drugs. We’re enjoying the new year having fun spending our money by going on vacations and hanging out with family. That is why the commentary is lower than usual at this time of year.

      You are just some loser mouthing off. You are nothing but a Fox News scholar. You, probably, don’t even know what Sharia is or that most Muslims just want you to stay out of their countries and leave them alone. They could care less about what freedoms you think you have.

      If America is such a free country, why is it that a person can be put into jail for the tiniest infraction? That is why we have a higher rate of imprisonment than any other country in the world.

    • I’m baffled as to where people are getting their information. Muslims are 1% of the population. How imposing can this tiny minority possibly be?

      Filth?!? By what moral compass could it possibly be that Muslims are imposing *filth* on Americans? There is no definition of the word *filth* I can find that makes that assertion make any sense at all. Not in the literal nor the metaphorical sense:

      Definition of filth 1 : foul or putrid matter; especially : loathsome dirt or refuse 2 a : moral corruption or defilement b : something that tends to corrupt or defile

      Watch even a mainstream, popular show like Big Bang Theory where a lovely red-haired nymphomaniac scientist gets it on with multiple main characters, including a scene where she takes on two at a time.

      I’m not making this up:

      Where does one go from there? And why would it be Muslims who would take the perversion from traditional morals to the next level?

      This doesn’t seem like a well thought out position. Yet I see similar comments fairly often. It’s like there is something in the water….

    • Alyeth

      Lol, what violence? Last time I checked Muslims weren’t the one’s constantly drone bombing and dropping hundereds of thousands of metric tons of weaponry on innocent civilians. “America hating” Ha! What a riff, who DOESN’T hate America? Or in other words, a proproganda fueled nation which runs on the constant invasion and destruction of others? The “United” States of America has been in war for over 98% of it’s existence! Stopping misogyny? A joke! 1 in 5 American women are raped. “Stopping your homophobia” ???? How exactly??? By voting for someone who believes that taking away funding from AIDS/HIV and electrocuting gays is a way to “cure” them? Hell, multiple of the most homophobic Muslim countries are well loved by the American Govt. “Stopping your violence” xD how IRONIC! America has killed MILLIONS since 1995 you baboon, stop your own pathetic violence. “This is not Sweden. This is not Germany.” Ohhhh the cringe here! I bet my left arm that you’re one of those imbeciles who thinks Sweden and Germany is going through some form of “rape crisis”? They’re not.

      “We will never NEVER accept you imposing your filth on others” ???? What’s this tidbit here supposed to mean? Americans LOVE putting their filth on others, like they did in Afghanistan, Alabania, Chad, The Congos, Mexico, Pakistan, the Guatemalas, Argentina, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and countless others. Try your nonsensical “This is not rant” with that list for once. Oh and P.S. “Sharia” translates into “path towards”. I can tell your Sharia hating, as you hate any “path towards” the truth.

    • Paranoia is a terrible affliction. Please see a therapist.

    • Coralislands

      Wow… Some powerful readership is showing itself here… . Listen up, you traitorous, America hating, Sharia loving seditious vermin… Your $#!t is in the wind. We know what you are know what you are trying to do. Many of us will put our lives on the line (and have put our lives on the line while in uniform) stopping your misogyny. Stopping your homophobia… Stopping your violence.

      This is not Sweden. This is not Germany. We are all armed to the teeth and love our nation. We will never NEVER accept you imposing your filth on others.

      Bring it….

Minneapolis: Students Wounded After Gunman Opens Fire While Screaming ‘f*ck Muslims’

Hussein Gelle (KARE)

Hussein Gelle (KARE)

By Travis Gettys, via. Raw Story

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on five Somali men on their way to prayer services in Minneapolis.

The men were wearing traditional Muslim clothing while driving from a basketball game about 2 a.m. Wednesday to a late prayer service at a nearby mosque whey overheard a man making disparaging remarks about their religion, reported the Star Tribune.

It’s not unusual for Muslims to stay awake for overnight services during the holy month of Ramadan, which ends next week, and the men had actually been at the mosque earlier before leaving to go play basketball near the University of Minnesota campus.

They overhead a “very drunk” man make insulting remarks about Muslims as they got into their car, and they spotted the same man at the next intersection and questioned him about the insults, reported KARE-TV.

“The man said, ‘I didn’t say those things, I know a lot of Muslims. I have Muslim friends,’ and we said, ‘That’s great!’ and so we thought it was over,” said victim Hussein Gelle. But another white man wouldn’t let it go.

“But his friend came up and said, ‘What if I said f*ck Muslims? What would you do if I said f*ck Muslims?’ — and we told him it was over,” Gelle said.

That’s when the second man pulled out a handgun and threatened them.

“Well I am saying it,” the man said. “I am saying it, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” The Somali men drove away, and the man fired at least seven gunshots at them — wounding the 22-year-old Gelle and a 19-year-old man in the car.

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    • Awesome

      Actually, he was drunk, but It’s the same level of low-functioning brain activity either way.

    • nativejoe

      Maybe he was simply fed up with all the bullshit that comes with somolian immigration and the lack of accountability.

    • JD

      Muslim Man Beaten Outside Florida Mosque Attended By Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen

      CAIR said the attacker, who is white, allegedly said, “You Muslims need to get back to your country,” before assaulting the victim, who was not identified by CAIR or authorities. CAIR said the victim was Muslim and attended the Islamic Center

    • Awesome

      Most likely he was radicalized in his own mind, the brain can be scary, especially if you watch right wing media

      In the case of watching right wing media, the higher functions of the brain are not used at all.

    • mindy1

      Most likely he was radicalized in his own mind, the brain can be scary, especially if you watch right wing media

    • Friend of Bosnia

      Trump defin ed in four words: disgusting half-idiot, charlatan, demagougue. After the Brexit I have hard people who voted for it express their regret: “My God, what have I donew!” We will hear much more expressions of regret from the other side of the pond shortly. Here we have the beginning of WW III. Einstein not only made that famos statrement about human stupidity and the universe, he also said that he didn’t want to say with which weapons the Third World War would be fought, but “the Fourth World War will be fought with stones and sticks. There won’t be anything else left.” I have said before that the Dark Ages are approaching. It’s true. Tribal wars in the Western Balkan that’s real close to “civilized” Europe. Fascism, xenophobia and racism spreading like wildfire after 20 years’drought. Milosevic. Le Pen, Geert Wilders, Haider, Strache, Pegida. Putin the next Milosevic. Brexit. Trump. I’m in a real dilemma now. Actually I wanted to live long and get very old. As old as I can. But now I see the world is stepping backwards real real fast and I wonder if I’m really so keen to see that. Western Europe as it was made after 1945 was (and I’m using the past tense intentionally) the best thing there was. All its criticism notwithstanding it is a fact that elsewhere, for most people life was, is and will be, “Nasty, brutish and short”. And dominated by authoritarian rule, or let’s call it what it is, tyranny. We seemed to have overcome this. Now it’s being frivolously squandered by an utterly selfish upper class, populists and demagogues and fear-crazed, lazy-thinking “angry citizens.” As Douglas Adams had one of his characters say, “Life is wasted on the living.” I can only pray that God gives me the strength that when they come for me – and lest’s make no mistake, there will be “no one to speak out for me”- I will not go down on my knees but die with my boots on, and not have them crush me as they crushed Winston Smith in “1984.” Because what will come will be much much worse, either way. In this world- only destruction, meannes, baseness, the law of the stronger. Justice? Fairness? Righteousness? the good prevailing? Only on Judgment Day. Worse for those who aren’t believers, they won’t even have that little comfort.

    • (((Reynardine)))

      It’s running amuck, and no one is exempt. The Trump campaign imported the graphic, below, from a neo-Nazi website. Mexicans, Muslims Jews, blacks, women, the disabled, any of the not-them… it’s being stirred up openly. And this ferret-wearing shotgibbon cannot be permitted anywhere nesr the White House, or we are in for anything from an unofficial Reign of Terror to WW III.

    • Friend of Bosnia

      The islamophobes always loudly blame all Muslims and all of Islam collectively whenever some Muslim commits an act of violence. So now I collectively blame all islamophobes for this act. All of them. To put a mirror before their faces. I woulde like to thell them all that they can go scr#w themselves, and when they’re done they can do it again. And I still have the notion that if I overhear someone on the street making disparaging remarks about Muslims, or worse, if I or my companions are wearing Muslim dress and they start calling us names or such, and of they refuse to stop it and listen to reason, to give them the thrashing of a lifetime they so richly deserve. Those disgusting, vile half-idiots. That guy who just pulled a gun at and shot at three unarmed people deserves to be locked up in an underground cell with no natural light and tke key thrown away, so that he may never again see the light of the sun. For tke rest of his wretched life. And anybody who writes a post in support of such evil islamophobic half-wits deserves the thrashing of a lifetime too.

    • (((Reynardine)))

      Guns, Trump, and a culture of ril uhMericuhn machostupidity are breeding this… and, frankly, it’s hard to separate these things from each other.

    • Awesome

      Drunkenness always seems to bring out the worst in people. Unfortunately for the suspect, he brought a gun into the mix and was drunk enough to actually use it. The upside to this, is that another hate-monger may be disarmed permanently by the courts, and if his name and picture go viral, that’s it for his reputation.

Mother of “cucumber, not cooker bomb” toddler, in her own words

Editor’s note: In January 2016, a British Muslim mother was called in for a meeting by her 4 year-old son’s nursery school. The managers informed her that her little boy had been referred to a ‘de-radicalisation’ program after drawing what they alleged to be a ‘cooker bomb.’ Shocked by the news, the mother reached out for help on the private Facebook group, Muslim Mamas (see their public page here). Muslim Mamas is a close-knit group of some 9000 Muslim mothers from around the world. This mother now shares her story in her own words for the first time, though the story has been reported in The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and other news outlets.


Some of you may have heard about the four year old boy, whose nursery wanted to send him to a deradicalisation programme for mispronouncing ‘cucumber’. Well, that was my son. I’ve been a member of Muslim Mamas for a while now and wanted to share my story with you all.

“He told us it was a cooker bomb”

One afternoon back in January 2016, when I dropped my little boy to nursery, the nursery manager and deputy manager called me into a side room and presented me with a document, together with some drawings that my son had drawn. I recognised the drawing straight away, as it was a recent one. It was of a man with a knife. My son had told me it was ‘daddy cutting a cucumber’ so I told the school managers this straight away. They were unconvinced.

“Well, that’s not what he said to us. He told us it was a cooker bomb,” the nursery manager replied.

I was blindsided by this. My son has never talked about bombs at home. I was so confused and upset. At that point, I didn’t immediately associate his pronunciation of cucumber as “cukkabum” with a “cooker bomb”. I’d never even heard of such a thing.


The school then showed me two other scribbles by my son. They said he talked about “pulling a string in Africa.” I explained that my neighbour’s cat used to visit our home frequently and my children often played with the cat by pulling a string. Sadly, the poor cat got run over and, not wanting upset them by telling them that he had died, I told the kids that the cat had gone to Africa to be with his family.

“Prove yourself innocent”

Again, the nursery manager dismissed my explanation and told me that they were referring me to Channel. I had no idea what Channel was, but assumed it was social services. I asked the manager if this was the case and she told me that yes, they did work together and that they would help me raise my children in the ‘right’ way. By this time I was in tears and pleaded with her not to refer me. But her reply did little to console me.

“Your kids might not be taken off you. You can prove yourself innocent,” she said.

I was distraught! I continued to plead with her. She asked me what he was watching on television and I told her that he liked his superheroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers, but I would put a stop to this immediately if it would help (and I actually did go home and do this!). I even banned their Disney movies, as the nursery manager described one of my son’s drawings as that of a train blowing up. Incidentally, this is the opening scene in Toy Story 3.

Nothing was going to help me that day. She told me I’d already been referred and I had to “sign the referral form”, which I declined to do. I couldn’t – it just felt wrong to sign a document I did not agree with. My son, according to the nursery’s own description is a very ‘gentle’ child. I couldn’t accept the things that they were now suggesting about him.

I left the meeting and went home. My husband was away, so I telephoned him and explained the situation. He told me not to worry and reminded me that our boy always says “cukkabum” when he means “cucumber,” so obviously they’d misheard him. It then became clear to me what had happened.

“Cucumber, not cooker bomb”

I called the nursery manager immediately, with a renewed sense of hope and told her about his mispronunciation of the word “cucumber”. My son was still at the nursery and I told her to go and show him a cucumber so that it all becomes clear. However, the nursery manager was not willing to discuss things any further and told me that my son had already been “referred” and it was out of her hands. She then asked me again about signing the document and I once again refused. She informed me that she would “have to put down a reason”.

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    • The greenmantle

      Actually it does and I know from personal experiance it has done in one case I delt with .

    • mindy1


    • mindy1

      That is really scary, considering they ignored her and she did nothing wrong. Programs like that ALMOST make sense for older kids like teens, but a little toddler with no record?!

    • sasboy

      Nonsense like this makes me believe the United Kingdom is sleepwalking towards becoming into a police state where innocent people ( ready immigrants ) are harassed for trivial matters.

    • Jekyll

      “Incidentally, this is the opening scene in Toy Story 3.”… lol…

    • AJ

      Why she continues to sponsor this business is beyond me!

    • Sam Seed

      This must have been so humiliating for the mother hats off to her for fighting state sponsored bullying. ‘Prevent’ my ass.

    • JD

      Trump Fan Caught Plotting To “Kill Muslims” With A Bomb. Guess How Much Jail Time He Got?

      In December, Trump supporter William Celli was arrested in Richmond, California, for plotting to bomb a mosque and murder the innocent worshipers. The police arrested him after he yelled “I’m going to kill you all” at the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County. A bomb team had to be brought in to detonate a mysterious explosive found at his house. In other circumstances – like if Mr. Celli was of a different race, or perhaps religion – it’s hard to see this not being treated as terrorism, with a trip to a federal interrogation room involved. But Mr. Celli took a plea deal – for violating the free exercise of civil rights – and received a paltry 90 days in prison. The charges of making criminal threats and a hate crime were dropped.

    • JD

      Does this apply also to the Nazi BNP or IRA probably not

    • moraka

      Not surprising considering the general totalitarian behavior that Britain have done for some time.

Study Correlates Religiosity To A “Stronger Sense of National Belonging”

Deakin University researcher Fethi Mansouri says he had found that Australian Muslims who followed both regular law and sharia did not experience a sense of not belonging. Picture: Hollie Adams

This throws another wrench into the faulty radicalization models that claim extremism is related to greater levels of religiosity. It is also going to make some people, especially new-atheists unhappy, which is not a bad thing.

The Australian 

The more religious Australian Muslims are, the greater their sense of civic duty and of belonging to the nation, research has found.

The study by University of Western Sydney human geographer Kevin Dunn also found there was no empirical evidence to suggest Islamophobia caused religious radicalisation.

The finding contrasts with a claim made to this effect by ­Australia’s Grand Mufti, Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, in the wake of last month’s Paris terror attacks.

Professor Dunn led a team that interviewed hundreds of Muslims in Sydney mosques and Islamic centres and at Eid festivals. The surveys tested for ­incompatability and disaffection among Muslims, as well as feelings of being settled and belonging. The work found that the majority of interviewees were “well integrated into Australian society” and that “higher levels of religiosity were positively associated with stronger national ­belonging and a sense of Muslim integration”.

Religiosity was defined through a series of questions, ­including whether children were enrolled at Islamic schools, how important religion was to the ­interviewee and how often they prayed, attended mosque and fasted.

The study found that Muslims experienced racism at greater rates than other Australians, up to three times higher on average, but Professor Dunn said there was no evidence this in itself led to radicalisation.

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    • Just_Stopping_By

      You’re right that it’s misleading, but not really for that reason. The actual question is not “Are you well-integrated into Australian society?” but “Muslims are well integrated into Australian society” with choices of Agree, Neutral, or Disagree. See page 18 of the pdf: . The results are strongly driven by the eleven Muslims in the category of thinking that religion is not important at all in their life.

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      No need to log off. I’ll see if we can add the rest of the article.

  • HSkol

    I do think if “Muslims” specifically had been mentioned, I would have had a different initial take – again, from the headline only. I did enjoy the portion of article I see here. I guess I’m in a nit-picking mood today. Time for me to log off perhaps?

‘I will bomb your f*cking location’: Muslims face violent threats as Trump urges ban on mosques


By Travis Gettys, RawStory

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump helped fan the flames of anti-Muslim sentiment in the wake of last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

Trump renewed his call Monday morning to shut down mosques or at least place them under surveillance.

“You’re going to have to watch and study the mosques, because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” less than a month after telling Fox Business that “absolutely” shut down U.S. mosques to defeat Islamic State militants.

“From what I heard in the old days, meaning a while ago, we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City, and I understand our mayor totally cut that out, he totally cut it out,” Trump added, apparently referring to New York’s controversial racial and religious profiling investigation — which was discontinued after it resulted in zero arrests or leads.

Police are investigating several threats made over the weekend against Muslim houses of worship.

A caller left a threatening voice mail message that referred to the massacre about 7 p.m. Friday at the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg, Florida — which canceled Sunday school over safety concerns.

“This act in France is the last straw,” the caller warned. “You’re going to f*cking die.”

“I personally have a militia that’s going to come down to your Islamic Society of Pinellas County and firebomb you, shoot whoever’s there on sight in the head,” the caller added. “I don’t care if they’re f*cking 2 years old or 100.”

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    • Princess Erika the Radiant

      i think that’s understood. Eastern European blondes preferred

    • Reynardine

      Only the pretty ones.

    • Sam Seed

      No, I think that’s killesh.

    • Princess Erika the Radiant

      Twump probably wishes to personaly conduct such interrogations

    • Reynardine

      Kinda like the Sovereign Citizens, who are defending the ril Constitooshiun of ril uhMericuh. I had a run in with one, and since I can’t publish a recognizable photo of him, I’ve dressed him up for you:

    • Reynardine

      Terrorism committed by whites, in the name of some type of supremacy, which could be ril wyte, ril macho, ril uhMericuhn, or ril Chrischun.

    • George Carty

      Doesn’t Daesh claim to be a government?

    • George Carty

      Does “white terrorism” mean “terrorism perpetrated by whites” or does it mean “terrorism in the name of white supremacy”?

    • Reynardine

      Not that I can see.

    • Reynardine


    • Reynardine


    • Hasan karim

      They have been bombing for years now what did they accomplish so far aside from murdering thousand of innocent people in name of freedom and democracy? Bomb al you want by the one who has the power of all the living things, you can only reach a certain goal only if Allah permits it and if we look at history everyone who thought he was god on earth he ended up in the most miserable state. A lot of barking this Donald (duck) Trump.

    • Reynardine


    • Mifeng86

      Honestly, I think Trump’s poorly run “Empire” is nothing more than a front for money laundering and general organized crime.

    • TheSyndicate2006

      Apparently Carson saw the same thing. The inability for our media to drill these morons and put the heat on them is the reason trump is able to get away with this.

Mississippi: Marshall W. Leonard Detonates Bomb at Walmart

Marshall W. Leonard

Where was Marshall W. Leonard radicalized? (Photo: Lee County jail)

Notice how he is not referred to as a terrorist in the article below.

Where are these people’s priorities? Walmart treats its employees horrifically, wouldn’t that be a real reason to protest the chain? Instead of standing in the parking lot and protesting a choice to no longer sell Confederate flags at their stores, like the irrelevant Arizona man Ritzheimer, how about realizing that big corporations don’t care. They make moves only in response to the market and not out of any sort of benevolence.

JACKSON, Miss. — A man is charged after allegedly setting off an explosive at a Mississippi Walmart Sunday morning.

Marshall W. Leonard, 61, of Tupelo, will be charged with placing an explosive device. Under Mississippi Code 97-37-25 he could get life in prison if convicted, the Tupelo Daily Journal reported.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said a vehicle pulled up to an entrance of the Walmart in North Gloster around 1:30 a.m. CT.

“A white male got out, lit the package and threw it in the vestibule,” said Aguirre. “There was an employee on break, and the suspect told him, ‘You better run.’

“The employee did run and was away from harm when the package went off. It wasn’t a large explosion. It didn’t cause a lot of damage to the store.”

No one was injured in the incident. The remnants of the homemade explosive device have been sent to the crime lab.

A supporter of the Mississippi flag, Leonard railed against anyone who wanted it removed because it contained the Confederate battle flag. He spoke out against Walmart when the retail giant stop selling items that contained the Confederate battle flag.

Last Wednesday, Leonard posted threats on the Daily Journal Facebook page.

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    • Joey Sanders

      They would say they are not Muslims. They don’t perform acts of terror. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland security studies say otherwise, but why let facts get in the way.

      This is the problem. Americans are so focused on foreign terrorists, that they ignore their own homegrown domestic terrorists. I blame the media for that. They do not give massive media coverage to all the abortion clinic bombings as well as to the burning and bombing of black churches. White people probably think that burning and bombing of churches is a fifties phenomenon. They would be surprised to learn it still goes on today.

    • Mifeng86

      I’m sure people would be up in arms if DHS started profiling white males of European descent…

    • AJ

      I hope you are not referring to putting hot sauce on that dog-looking animal in your avatar….oh wait that’s a fox.

    • HSkol

      When a stereotype writes itself …

    • Reynardine

      P. S. Last night, went to Steak n’ Shake. No jihadi dogs with taquiyya sauce, but a Chicago dog with the requisites, from green picallili to sport peppers. Also a peppermint milkshake that has probably imperilled my gall bladder until next year.

    • mindy1

      What a loon :/

    • Reynardine

      Thankee, Sister AJ. And now I’ll have a little more medium hot taqiyya sauce on my jihadi dog.

    • AJ

      I am sure that Marshall’s religious beliefs were not part of his terroristic tendencies. I can sense that since he is not a Muslim. We can’t say that about Faisal Mohammad, the UC Merced stabber since first of all he is a Muslim (and -gasp- used to go to the mosque as well) but more importantly Muslims because of their super stealth Islamist genes don’t suffer from mental disease. Forget that thing about Faisal being angry, not being part of the study group – it’s just a charade….ssshhhh it’s Islam.

Fox News Report Leads To Rage-Filled Right-Wingers Calling For Dearborn To Be Bombed

A screenshot from the Fox News video

In the imaginary world of Islamophobes certain regions of the USA, especially Dearborn, are under the control of Muslims who are stoning adulterers and enforcing classical Shari’ah law.

Here is Fox News doing what it does best, fear-mongering and fanning the flames of racism:

By Ali Harb, Arab American News

DEARBORN — A woman was stoned in Dearborn last year, an unidentified man said on Fox News’ top rated show. If you did not hear about the incident, it is because it never happened. The claim was one of many false allegations in a Fox report on Arabs and Muslims in the city.

The video segment aired on the O’Reilly Factor Monday night; a day later, close to a dozen calls for bombing Dearborn surfaced on Fox News’s Facebook page. City officials and community activists condemned the news network for its inaccurate portrayal of the city.

Calling Dearborn the “Arabic capitol” of North America, Fox reporter Jesse Watters falsely alleges Muslims control the city council and the police chief is Muslim. Chief Ronald Haddad is Christian, and only two out of Dearborn’s seven-member city council identify as Muslim.

In the report, Watters interviews several Arab American residents asking short, insolentquestions with a broad smile, quickly moving the microphone, as to appear funny. His hard-hitting journalism included questions like: “Do you like Christmas?” “Which way is Mecca?” “Do you miss the desert?” However, the humorous tone turns serious when a White interviewee says that Dearborn keeps him on edge.

“Last year, there was a woman stoned,” the interviewee says. “Not too long ago, you know, I read there was an honor killing because a girl bought condoms.”

The segment shows the responses of four Arab Americans to a question about sharia law. Two residents express favorable views of the Islamic ethical, legal code; a hairdresser says that sharia law in Dearborn is a fabrication; and one interviewee says she does not know what sharia law is.

“Bomb them”

Despite the fact that all Arab Americans interviewed were nice to Watters and said they love the United States, the report seemed to solidify right wing extremists’ hatred for Dearborn.

The city of 98,000, which is home to a large Arab and Muslim population, has been the target of online attacks and fabrications, including manipulated images that show support to extremism, allegations of terrorist training camps and the claims of Muslim-ruled zones that the police cannot enter.

In the comment section on the O’Reilly Factor’s Facebook page, social media users expressed fear of the spread of Islam and advocated bombing Dearborn to drive the Muslims out of America.

“Pull out the good folks and bomb the rest,” wrote Facebook user Barry Griggs. Many echoed his comment— “Dear US Airforce Bomb Dearborn and make us safe.” “Bomb the place.” “Drop a bomb on them.” “Nuke them.”

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French School Identifies Non-pork Eaters With Yellow Tags


An elementary school in France thought color-coded tags to be worn by students who don’t eat pork and meat was a good idea, until parents complained. This is occurring in the backdrop of rising Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

JTA Sep 29, 2015 2:36 PM, via. Haaretz

Elementary school in small French city swiftly withdraws initiative that used colored tags to identity students who do not eat pork and meat.

A French municipality launched a probe into an elementary school’s use of red and yellow tags to identify pupils who do not eat pork and meat, respectively.

The city of Auxerre, located 105 miles southeast of Paris, opened the investigation on Friday after parents complained to local media about the school’s initiative, in which neck strings bearing red and yellow plastic discs were placed on pupils ahead of lunchtime at the school cafeteria.

The pupils wore the tags for one day before the faculty was instructed to stop using them. The debate on the availability in public schools of pork-free dishes is a divisive issue in France, where rightist parties and other politicians advocating strict separation between religion and state see it as proof of a creeping influence on the public sphere, mostly by Muslims immigrants.

Malika Ounes, a conservative member of the Auxerre city council, told the news website “It’s revolting. It brings back memories of dark times,” in reference to the requirement in Nazi-occupied France that Jews wear yellow stars on their clothes.

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    • Just Saying

      ok. I agree totally.

    • ShunTheRightWhale

      I grew up with a somewhat functioning food allocation system without any visible differentiation in a kindertagesstaette (communal daycare facility for children up to 12 years), just one time I knew of an error, sausages with a mixture of beef/pork were eaten by Muslim fellows…

      Somehow food was never a big issue at that age, but later on my brother suffered bullying because of his allergy (which could lead to suffocation if the allergen was swallowed). Even without a special marking, diet alone can lead to discrimination. Being gay or outspoken even raise stronger moral and political sentiments caused by anything not conforming to a sexual norm or an official opinion.

    • Ravage Chaos

      I agree

    • Just Saying

      tru dat. could be worse though. he could have been gay and in an Islamic nation. or a mouthy blogger.

    • HSkol

      Straight up bullying. Demeaning another person because of a slight difference between himself and others.

    • ShunTheRightWhale

      The choice of food is of immense cultural importance, it defines peculiarities and differences. Guess how his classmates reacted when they discovered my brother’s (a rather shy, defenseless guy) allergy against milk and eggs?

      They threw it at him.

  • The greenmantle

    on the subject of food and muslims

Train gunman ‘dumbfounded’ by terrorist tag, says he was hungry

French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP)

French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP)

Is this a post-fact defense tactic to try and exculpate himself from the crime or was he really attempting to rob the train? What doesn’t make sense is why do you need an AK to rob a train and who just finds AK’s lying around in a park? Also we need to learn more about what actually went down on the train.

By Reuters | Paris/Algeciras, Spain Sunday, 23 August 2015

A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is “dumbfounded” at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday.

As details emerged of the gunman’s early adult life in Spain, lawyer Sophie David said her client — now in detention near Paris — also looked ill and malnourished.

French and Spanish sources close to the case have identified him as a 26-year-old Moroccan named Ayoub el Khazzani who was known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant.

“(I saw) somebody who was very sick, somebody very weakened physically, as if he suffered from malnutrition, very, very thin and very haggard,” David told BFMTV.

“He is dumbfounded by the terrorist motives attributed to his action,” she added.

David said the man was barefoot and wore only a hospital shirt and boxer shorts for the police interrogation in Arras, northern France, where the train stopped after the incident.

The Moroccan told David he had found the Kalashnikov he had taken onto the train in a park near the Gare du Midi rail station in Brussels where he was in the habit of sleeping.

“A few days later he decided to get on a train that some other homeless people told him would be full of wealthy people travelling from Amsterdam to Paris and he hoped to feed himself by armed robbery,” David said.

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    • colorcoded

      Come on, why print this? It strains credulity. A man gets on a train with a kalishnikov that he “found” in order to rob people because he was hungry? As if you are going to find a kalishnikov with loads of ammunition stashed in a public park in France. If he was hungry, why not sell the kalishnikov that he found.

    • James Michael

      Ask the US CORP(se) and Israeli murderers and terrorists all about it…. they are experts…..And yeah I’m an American that served and obeyed my sworn oath….

    • Bill

      I hope you’ve got a baptism certificate somewhere, in case you’re challenged about your enthusiasm for the Saudi Arabian justice system. That’s a dangerous opinion for Muslims to hold.

    • Bill

      I’m not convinced that it was “for bread” either, but we DO know that he didn’t buy an AK 47. This happened in Europe, remember? He may have “found” the gun (not necessarily in such an innocent manner as he claims) or he may have been provided with it by a network of people who can get around gun controls – as we all assumed in the first place – but we can be sure that he didn’t take his grocery money to a Belgian gun-shop to buy a Red Army surplus assault rifle.

    • Otto

      Thankfully, this fellow was not able to follow through with his intent. Ah … let’s send him away to “camp” for a lengthy spell and impose some therapy upon him.

    • 786 The description of the man’s attire suggests that if he is not, indeed, homeless and hungry he may at the very least be mentally ill.

    • Otto

      Looks like they got a bad guy here – regardless of his motivation. Thanks LW for providing us this story.

    • cmyfe .

      I’m not convinced that it was for “bread”. Did he have the money to buy guns an ammo but couldn’t afford “bread”? Regardless of his motives may I suggest the Islamic punishment for armed robbery?

    • Yes – again – violet crime by a criminal of a “Muslim” background is “terrorism.” The most instances we see violent crimes by “Muslims” labeled as “terrorism” the more discriminatory the “terrorism” label becomes.

      Somewhere along the line here, sharp human rights attorneys, both here and in Europe, need to start challenge the discriminatory nature of governments’ usage of the “terrorism” label, especially if it causes more surveillance, more harassment of Muslim citizens, more dubious “counter-terrorism”activities on the part of governments, and that includes enhanced prison sentences for “terrorists.”

      Challenge to the “terrorism” label should occur despicably if a defendant is facing enhanced penalties due to a “terrorism.” This is the case in the Netherlands with the convictions of the members of Mohammed Bouyeri’s street gang, the Hofstad gang.

    • mindy1

      I am taking a wait and see approach, see if more facts come out.

Jon Ritzheimer’s Militia Pals Moonlighted As Drug, Cash ‘Rip crew’

Arizona Special Operations Group

“Deatherage and Frazier are members of a militia called Arizona Special Operations Group, The ASOG also provided security for Jon Ritzheimer.”

By Morgan Loew, PHOENIX (CBS5) –

Three members of a border militia group are behind bars, charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine. They were caught in an FBI sting operation, involving an undercover agent, a plot to steal drugs and money from cartel smugglers, an offer of murder for hire and a high speed chase through the streets of Phoenix.

The FBI arrested Parris Frazier, Robert Deatherage and Erik Foster on July 22, following a seven-month investigation.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Customs and Border Protection agents first made contact with Frazier during a traffic stop in January. The complaint states that the agents mentioned that they had recently lost contact with an informal source, who was giving them details about illegal activity. Frazier reportedly stated that he would like to make contact with that informant in order to help the Border Patrol.

Two weeks later, an undercover FBI agent made contact with Frazier, claiming to be the Border Patrol’s source.

The complaint states:

“Frazier said he had a small group of Patriots that he trusted and they were trying to take care of (steal) anything that came up out of Mexico (drugs) or was going back into Mexico (bulk cash), but they preferred the cash loads going south. Frazier told the UCE that if he provided decent intel on stuff going south (bulk cash), Frazier would give the UCE a percentage of whatever is taken.”

The complaint states that over the course of the next six months, the undercover agent made contact with Frazier several more times, and set up fictitious drug and cash “rips” that were monitored by the Phoenix Police Department and the FBI. At one point, Frazier reportedly offered to kill anyone the undercover agent wanted “taken out.”

The complaint describes instances where authorities set up scenarios in which Frazier and his team believed they were stealing cartel cash.

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    • 786 LMAO! I find crooks perpetrating crimes against other crooks to be profoundly amusing. Some might suggest that a better course of action would be inaction; let the two criminal factions damage the hell out of each other so the Feds can step in and nab both groups after they’ve been weakened by their own internecine warfare! Yep. Some might.

    • Otto

      Totally shocking development. Who would have thunk as much?

    • mindy1

      Oh good god, what on earth is wrong with these people

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    • Joey Sanders

      Trash hangs out with trash. I never would have guessed.

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