BRUSSELS — Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead. A spokesman for the Brussels Metro said 15 people were killed and 55 injured in an explosion… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Terrorism | Tags: Brussels, Terrorism, War on terror | 1 Comment »
BROOKLYN–An Air Force veteran from New Jersey, charged with planning to “fight jihad,” was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday of attempting to join the terror group ISIS. Tairod Pugh, 48, of Neptune–arrested last year just weeks after being fired from his job as an aircraft mechanic in Kuwait–was accused of traveling to Turkey in an… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: ISIS, Monmouth County News, War on terror | Tags: ISIL, ISIS, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Tairod Pugh, War on terror | Comments Off on Jury convicts N.J. man in first ISIS trial in U.S.
PHILADELPHIA — The Yeadon man who told police he shot a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam traveled to the Middle East twice since 2011, ABC news is reporting. The news outlet also reported that Edward Archer, 30, was not on any terrorist watch lists and was due to be sentenced Monday for an… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: ISIS, New Jersey, War on terror | Tags: Edward Archer, ISIS, news, Philadelphia cop shooter, War on terror | Comments Off on Suspect in Philly cop shooting traveled to Middle East, reports say
In the weeks since Donald Trump ignited a firestorm by claiming “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City cheered the fall of the twin towers on 9/11, elected officials, religious leaders and a former state attorney general denied the existence of celebrations in the city that day. Media outlets, after scouring archived news stories and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 21st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, War on terror | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, 9-11, Donald Trump, Jersey City, War on terror | 1 Comment »
But most say the government not doing enough to protect US
West Long Branch, NJ – Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US receives little public support in to the latest national Monmouth University Poll. In fact, more Americans believe that radicalized US citizens pose a greater threat than terrorists who infiltrate our borders. At the same time, a majority support sending US ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS.
Few Americans (32%) believe the US government is doing enough to prevent a future terrorist attack on American soil, while 59% say it is not doing enough. The public was more divided in January, when 44% said the government was doing enough and 49% said it was not. However, they are not persuaded by a number of proposals put forth in recent weeks to stop such attacks.
Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States generates little support, even among his fellow Republicans. Just 26% of Americans are in favor of this idea while 67% are opposed. Majorities of Democrats (83%), independents (64%), and Republicans (52%) oppose such a ban. In fact, only those voters who specifically support Trump for the GOP nomination favor such a ban (61% to 29% opposed). Among other Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, nearly 2-in-3 (65%) oppose a ban on Muslims entering the country, with only 26% in favor.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Monmouth University Poll, War on terror | Tags: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, ISIL, ISIS, Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray, Press Release, War on terror | 2 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Unlike many conservative and Republican pundits on television and social media, my reaction to President Obama’s Oval Office address last evening was positive. He surprised me. I though last night’s speech revealed a shift in the president. Albeit a low bar, I thought Obama’s address was his best since he’s taken office.
When I said so on social media, a friend and man that I respect asked if I was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or lack of sleep. Fortunately I am not suffering from any of those afflictions. But over the course of 2015 I have noticed that I suffer from a combination of empathetic and sympathetic listening. I first noticed this affliction last February at a town hall meeting that Governor Christie held in Burlington County. I walked into that town hall really down on the Governor I once supported enthusiastically. During the course of the meeting I noticed I was becoming enthused about him and the job he was doing for New Jersey again. I woke up on the drive home and started to practice fact checking my own initial reactions to political speeches.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Barack Obama, Opinion, War on terror | Tags: Iraq, ISIL, ISIS, Islam, Levant, Levant Maine, Muslims, Opinion, President Barack Obama, Syria, War on terror | 4 Comments »
A family of seven on Monday became the first to arrive for resettlement in New Jersey since Gov. Chris Christie directed state agencies to stop helping Syrian refugees settle here. The international aid group Church World Service confirmed that a Syrian family it is helping arrived late Monday afternoon. So far, the group has received no… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 1st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, New Jersey, Syria | Tags: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Church World Service, New Jersey, Syrian refugees, War on terror | Comments Off on Syrian family first to arrive in N.J. since Christie’s ban on state help
When a man who blew himself up as part of the attacks in Paris last week, was found to be in possession of a fake Syrian passport it highlighted just how easy it was to come by such a thing. To get a fake Syrian passport appears not very difficult at all in the Turkish capital… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 21st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Syria, War on terror | Tags: Paris terror, Syrian passports, War on terror | Comments Off on How easy is it to buy a Syrian passport on Facebook?
PISCATAWAY — Muslim leaders from around New Jersey gathered at Rutgers University Tuesday morning to issue a statement condemning “on the strongest possible terms the barbaric terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Paris.” “Islam is against terrorism and does not condone or provide any justification, whatsoever, for such despicable acts,” the statement said. “There is no… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, War on terror | Tags: New Jersey, NJ Muslm leaders, Paris, Paris terror, Rutgers, War on terror | 5 Comments »
French warplanes have hit the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, as world leaders pledged to renew their fight against the armed group, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks which killed at least 129 people. In its first air strikes against ISIL since the Paris attacks, 12 warplanes,… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 15th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Syria, Terrorism, War on terror | Tags: ISIL, ISIS, Paris terror, Syria, War on terror | Comments Off on French jets pound Raqqa as G20 pledges new ISIS fight