The Rebel, by Victor Lazlo Aug. 20, 2017:
1. Finnish police say jihadi “targeted women”
2. Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut
The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police.
The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The Islamic State militant group (IS) said on its official news channel that it was behind the attack.
3. Interview with German man sentenced to six months in jail for posting historically accurate photo and article about Hitler’s Islamic allies on Facebook:
4. Illegals in Italy protest the free food and shelter, demand documents
5. Duo convicted of Holsworthy army base terror plot accused of radicalizing other prisoners
TWO jihadi prisoners convicted of plotting to launch a suicide attack on the Holsworthy army barracks have been accused of radicalising other inmates behind bars.
Nayef El Sayad and Saney Aweys, who are former associates of Brighton gunman Yacqub Khayre, are serving 18 years in jail for an evil plot to go on a shooting rampage at the army base in 2009.
A source has told the Sunday Herald Sun that El Sayad and Aweys are radicalising prisoners at the medium-security Karreenga prison in Lara.”
‘This has been done under the watch of prison staff,’ the source said. ‘These extremists have been organising prayer sessions and have built a huge following.
‘They also arrange meetings of Islamic prisoners for talk sessions and to change ideas of mind.’
El Sayad and Aweys, along with Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, were sentenced in December 2011 for their roles in the plot.
Justice Betty King, at the Victorian Supreme Court, said she had to take into account the fact that they had shown no sign of retreating from their extremist beliefs and remained a danger to the community.
6. Source: Early assessment finds TATP at Barcelona attackers’ bomb factory
According to an initial assessment, traces of the powerful explosive TATP were found at the ruins of the suspected bomb factory used by the Barcelona attack cell, a source briefed on the investigation told CNN.
The source stressed the assessment was preliminary.
TATP is made by adding an acid to a mixture of acetone and hydrogen peroxide solution and can easily result in accidental detonation if mistakes are made in preparation.
It is a high explosive that is much more powerful than that used in the April 2013 Boston bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.
TATP was used in the November 2015 Paris attacks, the March 2016 Brussels bombings, the May Manchester bombing and a failed bomb attempt by an Islamist extremist at the Gare Centrale in Brussels in June.
7. 100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack
[…] Another police official did confirm that three vans tied to the investigation were rented with Abouyaaquoub’s credit card: The one used in the Las Ramblas carnage, another found in the northeastern town of Ripoll, where all the main attack suspects lived, and a third found in Vic, on the road between the two.
Police believe the cell members had planned to fill the vans with explosives and create a massive attack in the Catalan capital. Trapero confirmed that more than 100 tanks of butane gas were found at the Alcanar house that exploded, as well as ingredients of the explosive TATP, which was used by the Islamic State group in attacks in Paris and Brussels.
“Our thesis is that the group had planned one or more attacks with explosives in the city of Barcelona,” he said. That plot was foiled, however, when the house in Alcanar blew up Wednesday night.
8. The Islamic State’s Claim to Spain
The video also claims that it was a Christian conquest that ended Muslim rule, but in fact it was a Spanish reconquest that took back control of their own lands, people, culture, and religion, which was Catholic. Hence the proper historical name for that period, “La Reconquista.”
9. Refugee reality: Germany admits 75 per cent face long-term unemployment and life on benefits
Aydan Özoğuz, commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration, told the Financial Times that only a quarter to a third of the newcomers would enter the labour market over the next five years, and “for many others we will need up to 10”.
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree.
Statistics from the Federal Labour Agency show the employment rate among refugees stands at just 17 per cent.
It said 484,000 of the refugees are looking for work, up from 322,000 last July — an increase of 50 per cent.
Of those, 178,500 are officially unemployed, meaning they not only have no work but are not enrolled in any training programmes or language courses — up 27 per cent on last July.
The figures will be hard to swallow for Angela Merkel as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor in elections this September.
10. Finland: Five Muslim migrants arrested after fatal knife rampage
Translations from Finnish sources show that the attackers yelled, “Allah is the Greater.”
Five Moroccan citizens have been arrested in connection to the fatal stabbing rampage Friday in the Finnish city of Turku.
Two people were killed and another eight were injured in what police consider a terror attack. One suspect is still at large and an international arrest warrant has been issued.
Witnesses report that the attackers shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is great) during the rampage, according to Finnish broadcaster YLE.
“Due to information received during the night, the Turku stabbings are now being investigated as murders with terrorist intent,” Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation said in a statement, according to Reuters.