Police shot and killed a Muslim immigrant from Africa who attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. The FBI is now investigating it as a possible act of “lone-wolf” terrorism.
The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watch-list.
The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was then told the owner was not at the restaurant, and he left the building. Thirty minutes later, armed with a machete, the now-deceased suspect entered the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli at 6:30 p.m. local time with the intent on slashing anything in sight.
“He came to each table and just started hitting them,” one of the diners, Karen Bass, told CBS News. “There was a man on the floor bleeding. There was blood on the floor. It was awful. It was just carnage.”
Four people were wounded in the machete attack, one critically.
The owner of the restaurant, Hany Baransi, who is a Christian Arab from Israel, said he had not taken a day off since Jan. 2 but took off Thursday night because of a migraine headache. He is a proud Israeli citizen who flies the Israeli flag in his restaurant.
So, a Muslim immigrant from Africa decided to go on a bloody rampage at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Christian. Just another case of radical Islamic extremism.
Columbus is a favorite dumping ground for Somali refugees. It’s home to the second-largest Somali-American community in the U.S. after Minneapolis. How did they all get there? The Refugee Resettlement Program.
The U.S government has since 1992 worked with the United Nations to permanently resettle more than 110,000 Somali refugees into dozens of U.S. cities, including Minneapolis, Columbus, San Diego, and smaller cities in Maine, Texas, Idaho, Washington, Georgia, Michigan, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The problem is that many of these refugees are young males who have an allegiance to ISIS. They come to America because it is very easy to. They are bringing terror to our homeland and we are simply allowing them right in the front door with an abundance of resources at their disposal.
There is evil in the world ladies and gentleman. It’s apparent more and more every day that there continues to be a very demonic aspect with the religion of Islam and with those who follow it with a radical view in their heart. An extreme faction consisting of radical believers continue to commit acts of violence against those who do not believe in the same values and faith.
There continues to be a serious problem with those who wish to kill others and themselves for a cause that is rooted in taking over the world. These “lone-wolf” attackers all share the same ideology, which is do harm to all infidels and murder non-believers.
We must continue the conversation that radical Islam is a very serious problem that America must deal with before it’s too late. Enough of the political correctness. Throw it in the garbage already.
There is a great organization, ACT for America that has been on the front line of this issue for years — sounding the alarm about what these barbaric Islamists wish to do to us, and will do if we decide to simply stand on the sideline.
ACT for America is the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to promoting national security and defeating terrorism. ACT for America has 300,000 members organized in more than 900 chapters nationwide and 11 countries worldwide.
You can join or start your own chapter and help keep America safe. Think of ACT for America as the National Rifle Association (NRA) of National Security.
Join ACT for America’s Refugee Resettlement Working Group and help us protect our nation by addressing a dangerously broken program. This deeply-flawed process is establishing pockets of refugees in our communities with inadequate screening, inadequate assistance to local governments, and inadequate efforts to assimilate refugees into American culture.
Refugee Resettlement and radical Islam is the problem. You are the solution.
Get involved today and be the change we need in this world. Your community needs you. America needs you.
Early Monday, Indonesian government officials expanded the search for a missing jetliner with 162 passengers onboard. Indonesia has officially requested America’s help in searching for the missing AirAsia flight, which disappeared on the way to Singapore, Sunday. The State department received a request Monday to help locate the plane– carrying 162 people– and passed it onto the Defense Department. The U.S. Defense Department is now reviewing steps in how to join global efforts to determine what happened to the missing flight.
The United States had already expressed willingness to help if asked, with the Navy 7th Fleet standing ready to contribute to search efforts. Indonesia is requesting help from the United Kingdom, France and the United States for sonar devices, which will be needed for a possible underwater search. France has dispatched two investigators to Indonesia. They are due to arrive in Jakarta on Monday. The missing plane is made by Airbus, a French company. China is also assisting the Indonesian government by dispatching aircraft and ships to participate in the search and rescue efforts.
A C-130 plane from Singapore has been participating in the search, and the country’s military said it’s sending two more ships to the search area. Malaysian government officials say they have launched three vessels and aircraft to aid in the search; the Australian Air Force said they were deploying a patrol plane to help.
After a recent threat from North Korean hackers, Sony decided to pull “The Interview” from theaters nationwide ahead of its Christmas Day release. The comedy film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, depicts the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un. President Obama joined voices saying he thought Sony made a mistake by pulling the plug on the film’s release. Obama’s statement came hours after the FBI announced North Korea is officially responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
Government agencies provided a list of options to respond to the recent attack by North Korea. A variety of options including banking and economic sanctions, but does not include adding North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism. An FBI investigation linked the malware, infrastructure and techniques a group of hackers called “Guardians of Peace” used in the Sony attack to previous North Korean cyber-attacks. The Korean hackers leaked private corporate emails, the latest bond screenplay, and financial reform as well as threatening to attack movie theaters showing “The Interview.” No video on demand distributors or streaming services have offered to carry the film. President Obama during his year-end press conference discussed the mistake that he believe Sony made.
After five decades of heated U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama has announced that the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations it dismantled with Cuba nearly 50 years ago, drawing opposition from both parties. Lawmakers from both sides oppose the plan of reconciling with the communist run country. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro held 18 months of secret talks guided by the Vatican and Canada. They both agreed Tuesday on a prisoner exchange as well as the opening of embassies in both countries.
Obama delivered a speech on Wednesday announcing the end of an outdated policy of isolating Cuba which has failed to achieve change on the island. According to Obama, the moves were made possible by Cuba’s release of American Alan Gross, who was imprisoned in Cuba for the past five years. Obama also mentioned that Cuba released an intelligence official who spied for the United States and was imprisoned for 20 years. In exchange for Gross and the spy, Obama returned three Cuban intelligence agents that were being held in the United States. While Obama was addressing the U.S., President Raul Castro addressed the people of Cuba. Lawmakers were swiftly to condemn Obama’s major foreign policy announcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.
The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee will be the first public accounting of the CIA’s use of what critics call torture on al-Qaida detainees held at “black” sites in Europe and Asia. The committee on Tuesday was expected to release a 480-page executive summary of the 6,000-plus-page report compiled by Democrats on the panel.
“There are some indications that the release of the report could lead to a greater risk that is posed to U.S. facilities and individuals all around the world,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday. “The administration has taken the prudent steps to ensure that the proper security precautions are in place at U.S. facilities around the globe.”
Please read more at the Associated Press.
The Navy’s newest line of F35’s has made its first trial landing on an aircraft carrier. Off the coast of San Diego on Monday, the US Navy gave a glimpse into the future of naval aircraft. This was the first of an arrested landing; meaning the jet was brought to a complete stop using a tail hook grabbing a wire stretched across the carrier’s deck. The wire is attached to a gear system that brings the plane to a stop. The fighterjet landed on the historic USS Nimitz, the oldest active carrier in the Navy’s fleet. Tests of the F-35C is scheduled to continue for the next few weeks with a planned operational date in 2018. The F-35C is one version that has been developed by the military for use by the Marines and Air Force. The pilot of the F-35C Commander Tony Wilson expressed his excitement seeing America’s latest aircraft on the flight deck of her oldest aircraft carrier.