Attacker killed After Trying To Board Airplane In U.S.

A 41-year-old Ohio man armed with several knives tried to buy a plane ticket with a fake ID before being gunned down by police after lunging at an officer with a blade outside the Columbus airport, police said.

Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed had parked illegally outside the ticketing terminal and was acting bizarrely as he tried to buy a ticket to an undisclosed location Wednesday afternoon. He showed off a woman’s ID to try and make the buy at one point before he was rebuffed, cops said.

Airport police called a tow truck to remove the illegally parked vehicle from the departures lane just before 1 p.m. Wednesday when Abdul-Rasheed returned.

“The man initially spoke with the officer then suddenly produced a knife and lunged at the officer, attempting to stab him,” the Port Columbus International Airport said in a statement. “The officer fired at the suspect, who momentarily dropped to the ground and then got back up and continued advancing towards the officer. A backup officer responded at which point the suspect quickly moved towards him with the knife forcing the officer to retreat backwards towards the terminal entrance where a third officer was positioned. The third officer shot multiple times, striking the suspect, ending the attack.”

BY Sasha Goldstein – New York Daily News –

North Korea lauds knife attack on US ambassador to S. Korea

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed by a man screaming demands for Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and was hospitalized with wounds to his face and wrist in an attack that North Korea called “a deserved punishment on war maniac U.S.”

About nine hours after the attack, Mark W. Lippert posted on his Twitter account that he was “doing well and in great spirits” and would be back “ASAP” to advance the U.S.-South Korean alliance.

Media images showed a stunned-looking Lippert examining his blood-covered left hand and holding his right hand over a cut on the right side of his face, his pink tie splattered with blood. The attack occurred at a performing arts center in downtown Seoul where Lippert was about to give a lecture on the prospects for peace on the divided Korean peninsula.

The U.S. Embassy said Lippert was in stable condition after surgery at a Seoul hospital.

In a televised briefing, Chung Nam-sik of the Severance Hospital said 80 stitches were needed to close the facial wound, which was just over 4 inches long and just over 1 inch deep. He added the cut did not affect Lippert’s nerves or salivary gland.

Chung said the knife also penetrated through Lippert’s left arm and damaged the nerves connected to his pinkie and tendons connected to his thumb. Lippert will need to be treated at the hospital for the next three or four days and may experience sensory problems in his left hand for several months, Chung said.

North Korea’s state-controlled media later crowed that “knife slashes of justice” were “a deserved punishment on war maniac U.S.” and reflected the South Korean people’s protests against the U.S. for driving the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war because of the joint military drills.

YTN TV reported that the suspect — identified by police as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong — screamed during the attack, “South and North Korea should be reunified.” The comments touch on a deep political divide in South Korea over the still-fresh legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, which is still technically ongoing because it ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Some South Koreans blame the presence of 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent to the North for the continuing split of the Korean Peninsula along the world’s most heavily armed border — a view North Korea’s propaganda machine regularly pushes in state media.

Witnesses said the attack happened suddenly. A knife-wielding man ran screaming up to Lippert as soup was being served for the breakfast meeting and began slashing, said Kim Young-man, spokesman for the group hosting the breakfast, the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation. A separate, unidentified witness told local media that as Lippert stood up for a handshake, the suspect wrestled the ambassador to the ground and slashed him with a knife.

Yonhap TV showed men in suits and ties piled on top of the attacker, who was dressed in a modern version of the traditional Korean hanbok, and Lippert later being rushed to a police car with a handkerchief pressed to his cheek. The suspect also shouted anti-war slogans after he was detained, police said, later adding that the knife was around 10 inches long….

Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said it was the first time a foreign ambassador stationed in modern South Korea had been injured in a violent attack.

Kim is well-known among police and activists as one of a hard-core group of protesters willing to use violence to highlight their causes. Such protesters often speak of their actions in terms of a war, of a struggle to the death.

Kim told police that he attacked Lippert to protest U.S.-South Korean military drills that started Monday….

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning the attack and vowing a thorough investigation and strengthened protection of embassies. South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who is on a Middle East tour, said in a statement that what happened was “not only a physical attack on the U.S. ambassador in South Korea but also an attack on the Korea-U.S. alliance and we will not tolerate it.” Conservative civic groups planned to hold rallies later Thursday to condemn the attack on the ambassador.

By Fox News and The Associated Press –

Al Qaeda group in Yemen claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo

The militant group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen, took responsibility on Wednesday for the bloody attack one week ago on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people, including cartoonists and police officers, were killed.

The group accompanied its claim with an image of the Eiffel Tower dissolving.

The attack on Charlie Hebdo signaled the start of three days of bloodshed in which five more people died, four them customers at a kosher supermarket.

The group said in a statement on the Internet that it claimed responsibility “for this operation as a vengeance for the messenger of Allah” — an apparent reference to Charlie Hebdo’s frequent lampooning of the Prophet Muhammad with depictions that many Muslims consider sacrilegious.

The group said it “chose the target, laid the plan and financed the operation.”

By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI & ALAN COWELL – New York Times –

Islamic Terrorists Destroy A Thousand Churches In Nigeria

Islamic terror expert Raymond Ibrahim has published a report showing that Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria have destroyed 1,000 churches and displaced hundreds of thousands of Christians.

From August to October of 2014, nearly 200 churches were destroyed and 190,000 people were displaced.

In the last four years alone, 1,000 churches have been burned to the ground and thousands of Christians have been killed or driven from their villages.

Boko Haram killed 2,053 in 2014 alone.

According to Ibrahim:

A typical church attack in Nigeria that occurred in October was reported as follows: “Armed Muslim extremists stormed two churches in Taraba state on Sunday (Oct. 19) and killed 31 people as they worshipped… Two pastors, one pastor’s son, and 28 other Christians were slain in the attacks.” According to the Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria, “The attack on Christians in Taraba state is a planned genocide against Christians by Islamic insurgents who have invaded the southern part of the state, inhabited mostly by Christians, since February.”

The Center for the Studies of Global Christianity reports that about 100,000 Christians are killed each year for their beliefs – one every five minutes. Most of these are killed by Islamic terrorists.

These attacks will continue and inevitably grow worse without the intervention of Western nations with the will to fight Islamic killers wherever they are found. The only thing these killers understand is brute and unrelenting military force against them until all of them are either killed, captured, or driven into hiding.

By Raymond Ibrahim – Religious Freedom Coalition –

Public Universities Under Attack By Atheists For Allowing Christianity…

By Russ Jones – OneNewsNow.com –

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation claims both the University of Mississippi and Clemson inappropriately use school resources to promote Christianity. Mississippi State is also a target.

Steve McConkey, president of a sports ministry called 4 Winds, says FRRF is on a mission to “attack all Christian activity” if it appears faith and government are mixing.

“This is a group that needs to be prayed against,” McConkey says of the atheist group. “And if enough people stand up, they can be stopped.”

FCA Mississippi newspaper The Clarion-Ledger reported that FFRF is demanding extensive information about Ole Miss and its affiliation with John Powell, the chaplain for the football team, including email communications, Powell’s travel records with the team, and a list of religious services conducted by Powell.

McConkey points out that Powell is employed by the non-profit Fellowship of Christian Athletes, not the university.

“They’re very much aware that he’s with Fellowship of Christian Athletes,” McConkey says of the chaplain and the atheists attacking him.

 
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Gov’t Lists “Hot Spots” For Terrorist Attacks

From Before It’s News

With ISIS on the loose and our borders wide open I thought it would be a good idea to study the topic of terrorist hot spots in America. If terrorist were to strike the US which counties would be the most prone to attack? Rather shocking I discovered through a tipster, that such research does exist and low and behold 65 counties, of a total 3,143 counties, made it on the list.

Is your county a hot bed for terrorist activity? Find out…

 
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