He grew up in small town Ohio attending a Reform synagouge. Now he trains for societal collapse with a militia in Appalachia.
The sheriff referred to Black Lives Matter as “black slime.”
The anti-Semitic militia in Hungary that Sebastian Gorka defended has referred to Jews as “locusts” and “nation-destroyers.”
Ukrainian self-defense fighters who clashed with armed pro-Russian separatists on Friday are at the forefront of Kiev’s efforts to prevent the country splitting.
The murder of four senior American diplomats in Benghazi, including their Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, may have been a pre-planned operation. Independent international analysts believe a Jihad militia may have taken advantage of the chaos outside the US consulate and committed the strike. Emile Hokayem of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS): “It looks as though as this was a pre-planned attack, that was pretty opportunistic. Ansar al-Shariah, which is a shadowy Jihadi outfit that is very anti-American, anti-Western, just took advantage of a demonstration outside the consulate that was protesting the movie that slandered the prophet Muhammad, to mount its attack. But the firepower deployed, the number of fighters on the ground, the sophistication of the attack, really point to a pre-planned operation.” The US attorney general has also now confirmed that the FBI has opened an investigation into the four deaths, raising further questions about the deadly attack outside the US consulate. Emile Hokayem of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS): “Will it have lasting impact? I mean, looking at previous crises - the burning of the Quran and the impact on Afghanistan and Pakistan and other places, the Danish cartoons before etcetera - I would say that, if well managed, perhaps the worst can be avoided. And I think it will be avoided.” An amateur video which depicted the Muslim Prophet Mohammad has led to wild protests and riots throughout the …
Western Libya’s town of Tawargha is paying a high price for supporting the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during the country’s past war. The town, once home to nearly 40000 people, was severely damaged in the conflict and ransacked during the spoils of war. Residents have been displaced and are not allowed to return. Once used as a base for attacks on the city of Misrata, all roads leading to it are now blocked or guarded by militia.
With most of the north of the West Africa state of Mali now in the hands of an Islamist rebel group linked to al-Qaeda, a group of civilians in the country’s capital Bamako say they are in training to take it back. They are part of a three hundred strong volunteer militia group who want to do what the government army seems unable to. Head of BBH volunteer brigade Mamadou Douawa: “We were all shocked and blindsided that our army failed in 72 hours and abandoned two thirds of the nation’s territory. We consider that it’s a problem of manpower so the youth have to come fill this gap in the army so that we can fight. But the volunteer groups appear to be no match for the Islamist militants who have taken control of most of the north and imposed Sharia law. Music has been banned, women risk being beaten if they are uncovered and people are being whipped in public for various misdemeanours. Timbuktu which was a centre of Islamic learning from the 13th to the 17th centuries has been overrun by Islamist militants Ansar Dine and al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic Maghreb, which have also destroyed half of the World Heritage tombs and mausoleums in the name of Islam. The loss of these shrines has sparked worldwide outrage but it has also caused great sadness and disapproval among Malians who have traditionally practiced a tolerant form of Islam; often described as an open and intellectual interpretation of the religion. Analysts believe it is not only Mali’s unique culture, including its …