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From: Joachim K8/1/2021 12:24:25 AM
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Al-Qaeda calls for vehicular jihad attacks in U.S., calls truck ‘the ultimate mowing machine’

JUL 31, 2021 5:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER

Watch for more such attacks in the U.S. What’s to stop them?



“Al Qaeda launches 1st public campaign in 4 years to encourage lone wolf terrorist attacks,” by Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner, WLS, July 29, 2021:

CHICAGO (WLS) — More than 10 years ago the I-Team uncovered Al Qaeda’s plans for “Open Source” Jihad against the Chicago skyline. Now they’re back with a new high-gloss publication for radical followers and a new video, encouraging violent attacks on America by one-person jihadists and lone wolf terrorist.

Hundreds of people were killed and injured by truck-ramming attacks from terrorist groups in the past decade. The one-man rampages were encouraged by Al Qaeda and ISIS leaders targeting cities worldwide.

The playbook for those attacks date to a more than 10-year-old edition of al Qaeda’s “Inspire Magazine,” set with Chicago as a backdrop and a pick-up truck as “the ultimate mowing machine.”

But there have not been any public marching orders for lone-wolf jihadists since 2017. Until now. The new edition of Inspire is once again calling for attacks on Americans in the U.S., and praising recent mass murderers who claimed to have been fighting for the jihadist cause. That includes Ahmad Al-Issa, an American from Syria who is accused of killing 10 people last March in a Colorado grocery store….

Federal law enforcement has shifted some resources, manpower and money away from foreign counter-terror investigations in recent years. As domestic terrorism groups became more of a threat, the federal focus also turned more inward, even as homeland security officials warned it wasn’t wise to ignore the voices from overseas just because they weren’t as loud.

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From: Joachim K8/1/2021 12:25:37 AM
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Germany: Muslim migrant stabs man, then beheads him

JUL 31, 2021 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)



“Somali man stabs a homeless man in Germany, then cuts off his head,” by Ditta Kotoucová, Remix News, July 27, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

One week ago, a 21-year-old stabbed a 52-year-old man in a homeless shelter in the German town of Regen. Local police disclosed the incident on Monday, adding that the killer had cut off the victim’s head with a knife. The perpetrator refuses to testify, so the investigators have yet to find out the motive behind this particularly brutal crime.

The Die Welt daily, which reported on the case, stated that according to the police, the forensic doctor concluded at autopsy that the victim was no longer alive at the time of the beheading. The suspect, who came to Germany from Somalia, was detained several hours after the crime and later taken to a district hospital.

A local police spokesman said it was not yet clear what the motive of the attacker was. So far, the suspect refuses to cooperate with the police and will not testify.

“We assume that there was a dispute between the perpetrator and the victim, and the two men knew each other. So far, there is no indication of a political or religious motive,” said the spokesman.

He added that in recent months, the perpetrator has been responsible for several thefts and injuring someone else. He had been treated once before at the district hospital.

Regen Mayor Andreas Kroner criticized the responsible authorities for not informing the city about the danger posed by the suspect.

“After being in the district hospital for the first time, he was simply sent back to us with no one telling us anything. That is unacceptable to me,” he said….

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From: Joachim K8/1/2021 12:27:07 AM
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Millions across US at risk of eviction as coronavirus surges

Nationwide moratorium on evictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire at midnight on Saturday.



The moratorium's expiration could put millions of people at risk of being forced out of rented houses and apartments across the US. [File: Michael Dwyer/AP Photo]

31 Jul 2021

Millions of people across the United States could be forced out of their homes as a nationwide moratorium on evictions is set to expire at midnight on Saturday amid a spike in coronavirus infections.

With billions in government funds meant to help renters still untapped, President Joe Biden this week urged Congress to extend the 11-month ban on removals after a recent Supreme Court ruling meant the White House could not do so.

Pandemic Evictions US judge throws out pandemic-related moratorium on evictions

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent COVID-19 spread

But Republicans balked at Democratic Party efforts to extend the eviction ban through mid-October, and the House of Representatives adjourned for its summer vacation on Friday without renewing it.

Progressive Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar slept outside the Capitol from Friday to Saturday to demand a moratorium extension.

“We [Democrats] control the House, Senate, and White House. We must keep people housed,” Bush wrote on Twitter, urging Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to recall the chamber for a vote and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to extend the ban.

“So many people are at risk of homelessness in our district and many have already experienced it. We are out here for them,” Omar also tweeted.

The moratorium’s expiration could put millions of Americans at risk of being forced out of rented houses and apartments.

More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47bn in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments. Evictions could begin as soon as Monday.

Landlord groups have opposed the ban on evictions, which the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first put in place in September 2020 to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic.

More than 15 million people in 6.5 million US households are currently behind on rental payments, according to a study by the Aspen Institute and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, collectively owing more than $20bn to landlords.

The US Supreme Court last month decided 5-4 to leave in place the CDC’s moratorium. The CDC said last month it would not extend the ban past July 31.

Tensions mounted late on Friday as it became clear there was no resolution in sight. Hours before the ban was set to expire, Biden called on local governments to “take all possible steps” to immediately disburse the funds.

“There can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic,” Biden said in a statement. “Every state and local government must get these funds out to ensure we prevent every eviction we can.”

The US Departments of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs and the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Friday separately extended their foreclosure-related eviction moratoriums until September 30, the last day of the current fiscal year.

Some states have chosen to extend eviction moratoriums beyond July 31, including New York, whose moratorium runs through August 31, and California, which extended its ban through September 30.

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi, reporting from Washington, DC, said marginalised groups – including individuals who are unemployed – will be hardest hit by the end of the moratorium.

“This has been the story of the pandemic both under the Trump and the Biden administration,” Rattansi said. “That is of course the well-heeled have been getting plenty of federal money from both the government and the Federal Reserve and others, whereas the poor as always have to go through these hurdles.”

The potential evictions come as the US is seeing a surge in coronavirus infections, propelled by the spread of the more contagious Delta variant.

“We’re going in the wrong direction,” Dr Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, said last week, warning that most new cases, hospitalisations and deaths were among unvaccinated people across the country.

“The confluence of the surging Delta variant with 6.5 million families behind on rent and at risk of eviction when the moratorium expires demands immediate action,” Diane Yentel, executive director of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, told The Associated Press.

“The public health necessity of extended protections for renters is obvious. If federal court cases made a broad extension impossible, the Biden administration should implement all possible alternatives, including a more limited moratorium on federally backed properties.”

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From: Joachim K8/1/2021 12:37:04 AM
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STAY OUT OF SUN and LOSE SOME WEIGHT

‘I should have gotten the damn vaccine,’ Las Vegas father of 5 who later died of COVID texts from hospital bed

CORONAVIRUS

by: David Charns, Nexstar Media Wire

July 31, 2021

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS) – A Las Vegas father who contracted COVID-19 while on vacation texted his fiancee from the hospital, “I should have gotten the damn vaccine,” she later told Nexstar’s KLAS.

Michael Freedy, 39, a father of five, and his fiancee, Jessica du Preez, traveled with their family to San Diego in mid-July.



Mike Freedy vacationing for a few days in San Diego in July. (Photo credit: Jessica du Preez)When Freedy returned home, he developed a painful skin rash, du Preez said.

“He was getting chills, couldn’t eat, couldn’t get comfortable, couldn’t sleep,” du Preez said. “All symptoms of sun poisoning.”

He later tested positive for coronavirus and developed difficulty breathing with pneumonia in both lungs, du Preez said.

“Oh my [expletive] God. This is terrible,” Freedy sent du Preez in a text message from the hospital. “I should have gotten the damn vaccine.”



“Oh my [expletive] God. This is terrible,” Freedy texted du Preez in a text message from the hospital. “I should have gotten the damn vaccine.” (KLAS)“I went to the ICU that night to see him, after getting one of the worst phone call updates ever,” du Preez wrote in a GoFundMe post. “The nurse told me to contact next of kin and to take all of his belongings home with me.”

Du Preez said Freedy died in the hospital Thursday morning.

“We were just holding off and now to think that if we just had gotten the shot a week before or a month before when one of our jobs had a vaccination thing, he could still be here,” she said.

Both du Preez and her eldest child got the first dose of the vaccine when Freedy was admitted to the hospital, she said.

She hopes her family’s story prompts others to take the virus seriously and avoid a similar tragedy. A GoFundMe for the family had raised nearly $20,000 as of noon Friday.

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To: Joachim K who wrote (1310502)8/1/2021 12:56:40 AM
From: Winfastorlose
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Probably a diabetic as well as obese.

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To: Winfastorlose who wrote (1310503)8/1/2021 1:03:55 AM
From: FJB
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Ashli Babbitt served her country, had no violent record & was murdered while trespassing. The Left calls her a “criminal terrorist”.
George Floyd had over 9 stints in prison, twice for violent armed robbery & was killed while drugged & resisting arrest—the Left calls him a “hero”

twitter.com

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To: FJB who wrote (1310504)8/1/2021 1:16:42 AM
From: Winfastorlose
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Olbermann is a clinically insane lunatic. There can be little doubt about that. He can't even do sports anymore without coming off as the reincarnation of Hitler

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To: Joachim K who wrote (1310489)8/1/2021 1:18:00 AM
From: Wharf Rat
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"Rat will have all of us wearing a yellow-star"
Rat will settle for y'all wearing rolls of toilet paper on your heads.





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To: Winfastorlose who wrote (1310505)8/1/2021 1:20:16 AM
From: FJB
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He was kicked out of the leftwing mainstream, because he is too insane. That is pretty far gone...

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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (1310506)8/1/2021 1:22:53 AM
From: Winfastorlose
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California Parents Are Pulling Children From Public Schools

They do not want their children to turn into demented Wharf Rats. .

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