The White House on Monday released a list of terrorist attacks in support of Trump’s otherwise unsupported claim the media is deliberately suppressing information about “radical Islamic terrorists.”
The list, which includes 78 attacks from September 2014 to December 2016, contains numerous attacks that were widely covered, including the massacres in San Bernardino, California; Paris; and Orlando, Florida.
It also includes numerous attacks in which no fatalities were reported.
But there was also a glaring omission: Attacks like white supremacist Dylan Roof’s assault on Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME Church. Read more
A German soldier found posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for allegedly planning a “false flag” shooting attack that would be blamed on asylum seekers.
The unidentified soldier was detained when he went to retrieve a loaded pistol he had hidden in a bathroom at Vienna International Airport.
The public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old is suspected of planning a serious “state-threatening act of violence”, fraud and violating firearms laws.
More than 90 German police officers have worked alongside Austrian and French security forces to search 16 locations across three countries on Wednesday, when a suspected accomplice was arrested in Bavaria.
Investigations have revealed that the Bundeswehr lieutenant was stationed at Illkirch-Graffenstaden in France before registering as a refugee back in Germany.
He gave false information to authorities in Giessen, Hesse, on 30 December 2015 – as Germany was overwhelmed by the arrival of almost a million asylum seekers.
Posing as a Syrian refugee but reportedly speaking in French, rather than Arabic, the man submitted an asylum application at Zirndorf in Bavaria in January last year.
“As a result, he was given shelter in a refugee home and has received monthly financial benefits under this false identity,” the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said.
“These findings, as well as other evidence, point towards a xenophobic motive for the soldier’s suspected plan to commit an attack using a weapon deposited at Vienna airport.”
If his plan had succeeded, his fingerprints would have registered on the refugee records system and led investigators to his false identity as a Syrian asylum seeker, turning fresh scrutiny on migrants in Germany.
There are so many tings wrong right now in Germany I don’t know where to start.
There are many reasons why Donald Trump is a scary presidential candidate. He loves stirring up America’s xenophobia and racial tensions. He doesn’t support a woman’s right to choose. His skin is the color of Cheetos and his hands are the size of a small child’s. The wall.
But Australian comedian Jim Jefferies touches on a major reason that we all should be terrified of a President Trump: his proposed policy to put all American Muslims on a registry.