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Street rapper stepson of US soldier who became ISIS propaganda chief killed in Syria

NC Intelligence officials say the rapper was killed this week. Now his demise on Wednesday near Deir Ezzor has been confirmed. Casper joined the jihadists early in 2014, abandoning his home to become a mouthpiece in charge of IS propaganda that caused the German government to declare him a central figure at the “highest management level” of the terror group. It was he who arranged for the videoing and distribution of the tapes showing the beheadings of British innocents David Haines and Alan Henning. Like Joseph Goebbels – the Nazi…

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Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo movement as ‘ridiculous’

LOS ANGELES — French actress Brigitte Bardot has criticized the #MeToo movement and said that she has never been a victim of sexual harassment. Brigitte Bardot attends the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. Sipa Press / AP file In an interview with Paris Match magazine, Bardot asserted that for actresses specifically, “not women in general,” “the vast majority of cases” are “hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest.” The 83-year-old added that the topic takes away from “important themes that could be discussed.” Bardot became an international sex symbol after her starring role…

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Facebook is a ‘living, breathing crime scene,’ says tech insider

SAN FRANCISCO — With more than 2 billion users, Facebook’s reach now rivals that of Christianity and exceeds that of Islam. However, the network’s laser focus on profits and user growth has come at the expense of its users, according to one former Facebook manager who is now speaking out against the social platform. “One of the things that I saw consistently as part of my job was the company just continuously prioritized user growth and making money over protecting users,” the ex-manager, Sandy Parakilas, who worked at Facebook for…

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Muslim clerics order END of suicide bombs in terror crackdown – ‘It is HARAAM!’

More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics issued the fatwa forbidding suicide bombings in a book unveiled by the government earlier today. For years the country has been plagued by violence by Islamist militants, who preach their struggle is a holy war to impose Islamic rule. Suicide attacks are frequently condemned as fanatical and immoral, especially when civilians are killed, but insurgents view the tactic as their most effective weapon. Seeking to curb terrorism that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths since the early 2000s, the clerics have now…

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‘Don’t Let Nazis Govern!’ Protestors call on Europe to BOYCOTT Austria’s new government

Around 20,000 gathered in the capital against the new coalition government which includes the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), which was founded by former Nazis. Some protesters carried placards reading “Never Again”, while others chanted slogans such as “Refugees should stay, drive out the Nazis.” Austrian police said around 1,000 officers were on duty at the peaceful event, which was attended by a diverse range of people from students to pensioners, with the latter dubbing themselves Grannies Against The Right. With Austria set to take up the EU presidency for the…

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When is Bishwa Ijtema in Bangladesh? Millions of Muslims take part in pilgrimage

Bishwa Ijtema is held in two phases with the first phase beginning on Friday January 12 and ending on Sunday January 14. Then after a four day break, the second phase will begin on Friday January 19 and end on Sunday January 21 on the banks of the river Turag. In 2016 around two million people attended the festival which is held on the banks of the Turag river near Dhaka in Bangladesh. The main gathering point is about 3km north of Dhaka International Airport. It is the second largest…

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