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Terrorism

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The Federalist It’s Time To Officially Acknowledge That Qatar Is A State Sponsor Of Terrorism For years, Qatar has bankrolled and provided haven to terrorist groups that threaten America’s interests and its allies. Let’s call a spade a spade.By Jordan CopeQatar boasts the world’s second-largest gross domestic product per capita. The wealthy oil emirate operates Qatar Airways, one of the world’s largest airlines. It hosts one of the world’s most influential state-sponsored news sources, Al Jazeera, and maintains significant influence in higher American education, donating more than $1.5 billion to some of America’s most well-known universities: the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, Northwestern, Texas A&M, and Cornell.For all its “contributions,” however, Qatar also has a dark side. It openly supports and harbors terrorists to a disproportionate and unparalleled degree for its size. Qatar’s actions prompted President Trump to recognize Qatar’s terror funding as being “on [a] very...
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Fox News Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan: Attack On Immigration Offices Was An Act Of 'Domestic Terrorism' By Nick Givas The former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tom Homan, said the attack on federal immigration offices in San Antonio, Texas, should be considered an act of "domestic terrorism," and he warned against the effects of extreme political rhetoric.The FBI is calling the early-Tuesday event a "targeted attack" after shots were fired at an ICE building where two floors of administrative and executive offices were housed, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The outlet also reported there was also gunfire at another facility where an ICE contractor was located."I think this was an act of terrorism. I mean, look at the definition of terrorism, this is exactly what they're doing," Homan said during an interview on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Wednesday. "This is domestic terrorism."Homan, who also wrote...
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UPI Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launches domestic terrorism task force By Troy Closson, The Texas Tribune Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks after a gunman walked into an El Paso Walmart and killed 22 shoppers, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched a Domestic Terrorism Task Force to protect against statewide acts of extremism, his office announced in a Wednesday release.The task force -- comprising federal, state and local officials, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen -- will analyze current and emerging state threats and form prevention and response strategies, the release says. Federal authorities have treated the El Paso shooting as an act of domestic terrorism after the discovery of a hate-filled manifesto, which they believe was authored by the gunman, warning of a "Hispanic invasion of Texas" amid other racist and xenophobic language. "Our top priority is...
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The Inquirer In North Philly standoff, alleged cop shooter Maurice Hill has a long criminal history by Samantha Melamed, Jeremy Roebuck, Dylan Purcell and Craig R. McCoyPolice sources identified the gunman in a standoff at a Tioga apartment building that left six police officers injured as Maurice Hill, 36, a Philadelphia man with a lengthy history of gun convictions and of resisting attempts to bring him to justice.The police sources declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak. Reached by phone about 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Shaka Johnson, the lawyer who most recently represented Hill, confirmed that Hill had a connection to the standoff. “My client is requesting me to come to the scene,” he said.The standoff began Wednesday about 4:30 p.m. when a Narcotics Strike Force unit attempted to serve a search warrant at a house on the 3700 block of North 15th Street.For the next...
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WBALTV 11 PHILADELPHIA — At least six police officers were shot following an incident in Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp.Those officers have non life-threatening injuries.Additional officers are receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries, police say. The shooting began around 4:30 p.m. when police were first called to a home to serve a state narcotics warrant, according to authorities.An unidentified gunman fired at dozens of police officers on scene.Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said many of the officers "had to escape through windows and doors to get away from a barrage of bullets."Two officers were trapped inside the home, Gripp said. They were safely evacuated by the Philadelphia Police Department SWAT team hours after the standoff began.SWAT officers also escorted four women out of the home where the shooter had been earlier in the evening, according to KYW. The women were located on the second floor. Read more: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/reports-multiple-philadelphia-police-officers-have-been-shot/28703502...