Fire has engulfed the main mosque in a town in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, home to Russia’s largest population of Muslims.
AP (h/t Cathari5) Police spokeswoman Fatina Ubaidatova says no one was hurt when the fire swept through the mosque in Kizlyar, located near the border with Chechnya.
Fire investigators were still trying to determine the cause of Friday’s blaze, which broke out after morning prayers. There were no indications that the fire was connected to the Islamic insurgency that spread through Russia’s predominantly Muslim North Caucasus region after two separatist wars in Chechnya.
Muslim terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 counts against him for his involvement in the Boston Marathon bombing. Seventeen of the counts against Tsarnaev, including use of a weapon of mass destruction, qualify him for the death penalty.
CNBC As the court’s clerk read out each conviction, the courtroom was silent.
Experts widely predicted that Tsarnaev would be found guilty on most, if not all, of the counts, but most agreed the real battle will be whether the defense can save him from the death penalty. He is represented be nationally renowned defense attorney Judy Clarke.
The attack killed three people and injured 260, including at least 15 who ultimately lost limbs. A 26-year-old MIT officer was also later killed. Tsarnaev allegedly joined with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to carry out the attack. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police after the attack.
Tsarnaev faced a total of 30 counts in connection with the April 15, 2013, incident. Tsarnaev’s defense team acknowledged his role in the twin bombings, but argued he was a manipulated apprentice and should be spared the death penalty.
As Boston Police Captain Haseeb Hosein assumes leadership in Mattapan as the department’s first Muslim captain, he plans to have his officers walking not only the streets, but school hallways. “I want my guys to go into the schools and spend 30 minutes and read” with a child, said Hosein, 52.
(Yeah, who cares about rooting out the next Muslim terrorist attack like the Boston bombers when you can spend your time reading (Islamic propaganda) to little Christian children?)
Boston Globe Hosein’s promotion makes him the highest-ranking Muslim in the department, according to a police spokesman, and one of three minority captains .
“The promotion to captain of Haseeb Hosein goes directly to my commitment of making the police department more reflective of the community we serve,” Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement. “It is both historic and an honor for me to promote the first black Muslim captain to my command staff.”
Hosein served a four-month suspension after a complaint in 2007 that he and several other officers repeatedly under-reported hours while performing paid details, according to police records. Boston Police spokesman Sergeant Michael McCarthy said the department has moved past the incident. “It doesn’t make him any less qualified or deserving of a promotion.”(AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN ACTION, folks)
As the department’s first Muslim captain, he said, he feels he can inspire young Muslims to join the force and serve as an ambassador for a faith that is often viewed negatively. “I can be a voice to let people know that the 1.6 billion Muslims [in the world] are just like them,” Hosein said. “I hope to be that voice that speaks out loud.” (Just what Boston needs, Muslim infiltrators in the police department)
The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble. While their Boston Marathon bomber brother Dzhokhar awaits trial this month for the bloody 2012 attacks that killed three and injured hundreds, his elder Chechen Muslim immigrant siblings Ailina and Bella remain on the loose in the U.S. after their own frequent run-ins with the law.
Michelle Malkin Last week, Ailina was arrested in Harlem after allegedly threatening “to blow up her live-in lover’s baby mama,” as the New York Post reported. Police charged Ailina, 23, with aggravated harassment and released her. Will the legal system learn? Ailina’s time in America sends one clear message: No consequences = more trouble.
In 2013, she was released without bail in South Boston in connection with a three-year-old counterfeiting case. Prosecutors said she obstructed their investigation. They charged her with willfully lying to police in 2010. She skipped bail in 2011. Upon turning herself in last year after the Boston bombing, she told the court she was indigent, pregnant, and a single mother with one other child. The case was dismissed. She has bounced between shelters and shabby apartments shared with sister Bella.
Bella, 25, is a high-school dropout and also a single mother. She arrived in the U.S. with jihadi brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan and sister Ailina in 2003. The family received a plethora of immigration and welfare benefits. In December 2012, she was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and distribution. Both of her brothers were also tied to illegal drug activity. Now-dead brother Tamerlan (killed in the post–Boston Marathon bombing shootout) was posthumously implicated in a horrific 2011 triple-murder in Waltham, Mass., that authorities believe was drug-related.
The sisters have visited their jihadi cult celebrity sibling Dzhokhar in jail, where he reportedly “joked” about federal restrictions on the visits. The Tsarnaev clan’s callous attitude and moocher culture run in the family. Mother Zubeidat, who radicalized eldest son Tamerlan in Islam, fled the country after being charged with shoplifting from a Lord and Taylor department store in Natick, Mass., in June 2011. There is still an outstanding bench warrant for her arrest. She has continued to badmouth America from the comfort of her home in Russia, despite accepting years of tax-subsidized housing vouchers and other entitlements.
At least bitter, rabble-rousing Zubeidat and her husband, Anzor, had the minimal decency to remove themselves from our country. Jobless troublemakers Ailina and Bella seem to have no compunction about continuing to burden America, while offering nothing positive or constructive in return. Their parents exploited our fraud-ridden asylum system, thumbed their noses at the law and passed on a culture of entitlement and criminality to their children.
If our public officials still value America, what are these worthless women still doing on our soil? Entry into this country is a privilege, not a right. Nor should this privilege be irrevocable and interminable. Oh, and last time I checked, Emma Lazarus’s poem did not read: “Give me your grifters, your shoplifters, your bloodthirsty Muslim bombers yearning to abuse freedom in the name of Allah.”