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Police find over 120 gas canisters for 'one or more' attacks in Barcelona

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According to police, some 120 gas canisters found for "one or more" attacks in the Spanish city of Barcelona in the region of Catalonia.

According to the Catalan police chief, Thursday's attack hasn't been "committed on the full scale" because explosives had been destroyed as a result of an accidental blast in Alcanar a day before the terror attacks.

"We're starting to see clearly that (the Alcanar house) was the place where they were preparing explosives for one or more attacks in the city of Barcelona," Josep Lluis Trapero, chief of Catalonia's police force (Mossos d'Esquadra) said.

Catalan police also said that the ramming attack in Barcelona was conducted by one person. Police still don't know if the attack perpetrator is still at large. He may have crossed the Spanish border with France. The police added that the increased measures of control were still in place in Catalonia, especially on the border with France.

"We think that one person committed this crime," Trapero said at a press conference, broadcast on the El Pais newspaper's website.

"Investigation goes on and we keep on working. We are looking for a person related to the attack, but we can't confirm degree of [his] authorship," the police wrote on Twitter.


Police still searching for one person after Barcelona attacks, may have fled to France

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Police in Catalonia are still looking for a 22-year-old Moroccan suspect in the Barcelona attacks, who may have fled north into France.

The suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, is the only person unaccounted for in the case of an extremist cell of 12 people identified by Spanish police, force spokesman Albert Oliva told a local radio station on Sunday.

Oliva added that the identification process of the 14 victims in Barcelona is progressing, but will require more time for DNA testing and necessary formalities. He said the families of some of the individuals killed have been notified.

Catalan police have put up scores of roadblocks across the province in a manhunt for Abouyaaquoub, but the suspect has so far eluded law enforcement.

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Colorado man stabbed after haircut gets him mistaken for a neo-Nazi

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This Colorado man is avowedly not a neo-Nazi.

But he believes his long-on-top, buzzed-on-the-sides haircut got him mistaken for one - and nearly stabbed to death by a confused anti-fascist.

Joshua Witt, 26, escaped his brush with hairdo-doom with a defensive slice to the hand and three stitches.

"Apparently, my haircut is considered a neo-Nazi statement," he told The Post Saturday, as his account on Facebook garnered 20,000 shares.

Witt says he'd just pulled in to the parking lot of the Steak 'n Shake in Sheridan, Colo., and was opening his car door.

Bad Guys

At least four killed from militants' shelling at Damascus International Fair

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At least four were killed and four others injured in a militants' shelling at a Damascus international fair, a Syrian security forces source told RIA Novosti.

The Damascus International Exhibition is taking place from August 17 to 26 in the country's capital was renewed after 6 years after its suspension amid the war in the country. There are official delegations and about 1,300 businessmen from Arab and other countries, the Syrian prime minister told Sputnik earlier.

The local source told RIA Novosti that the shelling took place from Eastern Ghouta on Damascus' outskirts controlled by anti-government armed militant groups.

"Four people were killed and four others injured when rocket-propelled projectiles fell at the Damascus International Fair," the source said.

The shelling comes amid a ceasefire in Syria.


Fail! Chelsea Clinton on Confederate statues: Christians don't memorialize the devil for his rebellion

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Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, has been spending a lot of time on Twitter during the last year attempting to expound on all manner of topics to show how engaged she is, but her attempt to compare Confederate statues to the worship of the devil did not fare so well.

The younger Clinton took to her Twitter account on Thursday to try to mix Biblical themes with Confederate themes, saying, "The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians' traditions." Then she added that she never saw a statue of "Lucifer" in a church:

Some feel that Chelsea is attempting to set up a basis for a run for office by using her Twitter account to show how brilliant she is, but this particular tweet landed with a thud.

Whether or not you consider statues to Confederate generals an act of evil, Chelsea's point fell short just by dint of historical fact. The truth is, Lucifer has appeared in art, paintings, and sculptures - many of them appearing in churches and religious texts - since Christianity began.

2 + 2 = 4

Young Bostonian Tries to Reason With Leftist Radicals at Boston Protest... Bad Idea

A large group of leftist radicals converged on downtown Boston, August 19th, 2017
In a recent editorial on Sott.net, I advised readers not to 'take the bait' of joining one side or the other in the hystericized 'right Vs left' activism that is currently gripping the USA. Well, here's another piece of unsolicited advice: don't try and reason with those who are already chewing down on that bait, and loving it. A perfect example of why you should not make any such attempts was seen today at a rally of opposing groups in Boston.

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'Europe is lost': Barcelona's chief rabbi warned Jews to move to Israel because of threat of radical Islam

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In the aftermath of this week's terrorist attacks in Barcelona, the city's chief rabbi has warned his community that Jews in the region are doomed because of the threat of radical Islam.

At least 14 people were killed and over 100 injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the nearby coastal town of Cambrils. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

"I tell my congregants: Don't think we're here for good, and I encourage them to buy property in Israel," Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen said in an interview with Jewish news agency JTA.

"This place is lost. Don't repeat the mistake of Algerian Jews, of Venezuelan Jews. Better [get out] early than late."


Facebook refused to remove flagged and illegal child pornography and ISIS videos - until questioned by UK press

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Britain's The Times reported that Facebook refused to remove potentially illegal terrorist and child pornography content despite it being flagged by users. This content potentially puts the social media giant at risk of criminal prosecution.

"Last month The Times created a fake profile on Facebook to investigate extremist content," Alexi Mostrous, the paper's head of investigations, reported Thursday. "It did not take long to come across dozens of objectionable images posted by a mix of jihadists and those with a sexual interest in children."

Mostrous reported that a Times reporter posed as an IT professional in his thirties, befriended more than 100 supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS), and joined groups promoting lewd or pornographic images of children. He then "flagged" many of the images and ISIS videos.

Facebook moderators reportedly kept online pro-jihadist posts including one praising ISIS attacks "from London to Chechnya to Russia and now Bangladesh in less than 48 hours," promising to bring war "in the heart of your homes." The site's moderators also refused to remove an official news bulletin posted by the Islamic State praising the slaughter of 91 "Christian warriors" in the Palm Sunday bombings of two Egyptian churches.


Leaked screenshots reveal alt-right provocateur, Jason Kessler, did nothing as car attacks were planned on his server

Alt-Right Leader Jason Kessler Watched While Car Attacks Were Planned on His Server.

Kessler's recruits openly discussed using cars as weapons to "exterminate" protesters.

Alt-Right Exposed - Jason Kessler, former Occupy Wall Street coordinator and confirmed leftist provocateur, ran a Discord server where white supremacists discussed armed attacks and running protesters over with vehicles.

Here is a screenshot from the Discord server that James Kessler (MadDimension) ran. In the upper right corner, you can see that he is logged in and is moderating the chat, while they plan.

One member, "AltCelt(IL)" posted a picture of a large bus, running over people in a crowd. He then stated:

"This will be us."


Teen killed by cop after flashing his brights - judge approves excessive force lawsuit

It was announced in 2015 that the officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Deven Guilford for flexing his rights, would not be charged with any crimes. His family was devastated. However, after a long fight in the courts, a judge ruled that the federal lawsuit against Sgt. Jonathan Frost can proceed to trial on two claims of excessive force.

As the Lansing State Journal reported:
Judge Paul Maloney heard oral arguments Tuesday from attorneys for the family of Deven Guilford and the attorney representing Sgt. Jonathan Frost. Frost's attorney had previously filed a motion for summary judgment, asking Maloney to dismiss the case.

Maloney's order issued Friday afternoon dismissed claims for unlawful stop, seizure, arrest, and excessive force prior to Frost's decision to use his stun gun on Guilford. However, Maloney allowed two claims of excessive force to proceed, writing that "factual disputes" about what transpired after Frost fired his stun gun, and later, his service weapon, can be resolved by a jury.

Maloney detailed those "factual disputes" in his 38-page opinion and was pointed in his criticism, addressing what he described as inconsistencies between Frost's account and the evidence. He added that a jury could find that some of what Frost says occurred was "almost inconceivable."
That fateful night in 2015, Deven was traveling along the road and flashed his lights at an officer because his headlights were so bright that they nearly made Deven run off the road. He was then pulled over by Sgt. Frost of the Eaton County Sheriff's Office, who stopped the young man for no other reason than the fact that he flashed his lights.