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Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam

Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam

(Reuters) – Up to 21 people were killed in Vietnam, a doctor said on Thursday, and a huge foreign steel project was set ablaze as anti-China riots spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting in the south. The doctor at a hospital in central Ha Tinh province said five Vietnamese workers and 16 other… Read more →

War On Women: California Democrats Kill Bill To Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions

War On Women: California Democrats Kill Bill To Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions

On Tuesday, thirteen Democrats on the California State Assembly Health Committee voted down a bill that would have outlawed the practice of sex selection through abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (AB 2336) ran into opposition by all of the Democrats on the committee, who saw the bill as a prelude to broader abortion restrictions, according to a report from LifeNews.com. Instead, Democrats introduced a… Read more →

Al Shabaab America Trailer

Since 1991, more than 1 million Somalis have left their home country to seek refuge elsewhere in the world. Many of those in the United States have taken full advantage of the opportunities available here—but not all. Isolation, poverty and fear of government allow Al-Shabaab—an Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali terrorist group—to prey on impressionable young men. Chuck Holton and the Frontlines team investigate what this means for the future of American national security.

Deborah Peters tells her story as the sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack on her family



Deborah Peters is the only female survivor of a Boko Haram attack ever to visit Washington, D.C. A teenage girl from the village of Chibok, where hundreds of schoolgirls were recently abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Peters is now a student in the U.S.

On Tuesday, The Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., invited Peters to tell her story. She was on a panel along with international human rights lawyer and Boko Haram expert Emmanuel Ogebe to discuss “the recent attacks of Boko Haram—and necessary steps by the international community to reverse and halt the rising trend of extremist violence this group has come to represent.”

Peters told her story as the sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack on her family.

On the night of December 22, 2011, Deborah said, “At 7:00 p.m., me and my brother were at home. We started hearing a gun shooting.” She continued, “At 7:30 three men knocked on my door. They asked, where is your father?” The militants demanded Peters’s father reject his Christian faith. He refused. The militants responded by immediately shooting him in the chest three times.

The Boko Haram members then debated whether or not to kill Deborah’s brother. They decided that they would execute him, their rationale being that he would likely grow up to be a pastor, just like his father.

Peters was brought to tears recalling how she had to witness the horrific atrocities committed by Boko Haram.

Peters decided to reveal her story because she “wanted to help other people with what was happening in Nigeria.” She hoped that if people heard her story, it would help others have the courage to come forward and “stand strong.”

Emmanuel Ogebe noted his frustration that the Obama administration was not ahead of the curve in taking seriously the threat from Boko Haram. “We wanted to put a face to the atrocities that were going on in Nigeria. We face a major wall of denial… from the State Department,” he continued, “We were facing an administration that was denying the religious discrimination of Christians in Nigeria.”

Ogebe talked about the recent change in tactics from Boko Haram. He described their past actions as those of “gentlemen terrorists,” meaning they used to spare the elderly, young, or women. In recent times, he said, their tactics have changed drastically, and overall ruthlessness has increased exponentially.

The Boko Haram expert was frustrated by the narrative behind the terrorist group, dismissing claims that they should be considered anything but radical Islamists. “These are not rebels. They are anarchists, jihadists.” He continued, “We do not have a cure for extreme fanatical Islamism. Containment, not appeasement, is the solution.”

Describing Boko Haram’s vision for Africa, Ogebe said, “In the first place, they want an Islamist theocracy over northern Nigeria. You cannot achieve that when the population is 50% Christian. You cannot achieve that without massive genocide.” He continued, “They want a very extreme version of Shariah law. They want public beheadings in a stadium where people can gather. They don’t want the process with a court and trials, that is too slow and boring… These are the type of savages we are dealing with.”

The panelists took a few brief questions.

When asked what he would want the international community to do, Ogebe responded that before we do anything, “This must first be properly framed in the lens of global jihad.”

A reporter asked Deborah a question as to why she didn’t spend time with the fellow Muslim kids in her community in Nigeria. “Every time I was with the Muslim kids they would tell me that my God was fake, so I didn’t want to hang out with them anymore,” she said.

Peters had one last message to share with the audience. She held up a sign that said “#BringBackMySisters.”

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Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants A President-Sanctioned Prison Break

Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants A President-Sanctioned Prison Break

Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith reacted harshly to a newreport detailing the crimes committed by 36,007 criminal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released last year. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the President and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that… Read more →

Islamization Of Media: Trying To Convince Us That Boko Haram Terrorists Are Not 'Islamic'

Islamization Of Media: Trying To Convince Us That Boko Haram Terrorists Are Not ‘Islamic’

On the very day that the devout Muslim group Boko Haram released a video of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, clad in burkas and being forced to recite the Qur’an, author Dean Obeidallah declared in the Daily Beast that “The Nigerian terrorist group that kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls has nothing to do with Islam, and it’s grotesquely irresponsible of the media to suggest… Read more →

Boko Haram: Islamic Perspective On Sex Slaves Revealed

Boko Haram: Islamic Perspective On Sex Slaves Revealed

Faheem Younus, an Ahmadi Muslim leader in Baltimore and a senior fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore, has published a reassuring piece in the Huffington Post (starting off with a petty and gratuitous slap at Pamela Geller and me), claiming that Boko Haram, that is, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah… Read more →

Rebels declare victory in east Ukraine self-rule vote

Rebels declare victory in east Ukraine self-rule vote

(Reuters) – Ukrainian leader Oleksander Turchinov accusedRussia of working to overthrow legitimate state power in Ukraine on Monday after pro-Russian rebels declared a resounding victory in rebel referendums on self-rule in eastern regions. Turchinov said the Kremlin was trying to disrupt a presidential election later this month which is taking centre stage in a confrontation pitting Moscow and the separatists against… Read more →

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin pays visit to Crimea

President Vladimir Putin visits Crimea for the first time since Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula, just days ahead of a separatist vote by pro-Moscow militants in eastern Ukraine.

On a triumphant visit to Crimea on Friday, President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula as he celebrated Victory Day, which marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II.

Putin sailed into the port of Sevastopol for the commemorations, his first trip to Crimea since the region seceded from Ukraine and became part of Russia in March.

The Russian leader watched a parade of Russian navy ships and a flyby of Russian aircraft marking Victory Day, and made addressed troops.

Earlier in the day, Putin was in Moscow for a massive display of military hardware at the annual Red Square parade.

Putin made no reference to the situation in Ukraine in his speech in Moscow, which focused on the historic importance of the victory over the Nazis.

Ukraine has condemned Putin’s visit to Crimea as trampling on international law.

The Victory Day celebrations come at a time when the world’s attention is focused on Ukraine’s political crisis.

Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine have been fighting with the government and are preparing to hold a referendum on secession on Sunday.