Convert Michigan Brothers Charged with Plotting Terror Attack in Tunisia

Tunisia has arrested two American brothers on charges that they were planning a terror attack while in the Mediterranean country.

According to TunisiaLive, the unnamed brothers are from Michigan, are 32 and 33 years old and were renting a house in Jendouba, a city on the northwest side of the country near the Algerian border. Local residents became suspicious of the pair and contacted authorities, the news site said.

A spokesman for Tunisia’s Ministry of Interior said the brothers told police they were studying computer science at the University of Jendouba, but that was doubted as they “were heavily bearded, unwashed and living in poor conditions.”

One is said to have entered into an urfi, or Islamic union not registered with the state, with a Tunisian girl, who was arrested in Tunis today. A security official toldReuters that she had traveled to Syria.

MosaiqueFM reported that the brothers were recent converts to Islam and admitted to investigators that they wanted to “apply the Sharia.” Jihadist materials and plans were reportedly discovered when cops raided their home. Nessma TV reported that those plans outlined intentions to “blow up a number of institutions.” An official told Reuters that the jihadist materials included videos and photos praising ISIS.

TunisiaLive reported that the brothers had United Arab Emirates stamps in their passports.

Tunisia has been particularly on guard about the growth of terrorism since a pair of attacks last year targeted their traditionally lucrative tourism industry. In March 2015, three terrorists attacked the Bardo National Museum, with European tourists comprising the majority of the 22 people killed. Three months later, 40 people were killed — again, most of them on holiday — attacked two resort hotels at Port El Kantaoui near Sousse. Tourism was down 35 percent this year, with tourism originating from the UK down 98 percent in Sousse.

The State Department updated its Tunisia travel warning on Sept. 29 to warn U.S. citizens to “avoid travel to southeastern Tunisia along the Libyan border as well as the mountainous areas in the country’s west, due to the threat of terrorism.”

“Groups of militants continue to operate in the mountains of Western Tunisia, including Jebel Chaambi, Sammama, and Selloum. The Tunisian government continues security force operations against Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AAS-T), ISIL, and al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM),” the warning said.

Jendouba was singled out as a city U.S. citizens should avoid “due to the unpredictable security environment.”

Donald Trump accused of stalking Muslim kids in their dreams


Donald Trump is now invading the dreams of Muslim children and driving them mad. He’s just like Freddy Krueger, only with smaller hands.  The New York Times reports:

Bilal Elcharfa was pouring cereal for his children before school this month when his 7-year-old daughter, Maaria, walked into the kitchen, calling for him.

“Baba, I had a scary dream,” she said, hugging him tight. “About Donald Trump.”

“He was so mean to us,” she said. “He had a scary face, like a zombie or something.” In the dream, Maaria later said, Mr. Trump came to the home of every Muslim family in the country and put each one in jail.

Realistically speaking, don’t you think Mr. Trump would vet them first before taking them to jail? Also, the zombie comment is totally unwarranted. Zombies are white, not orange.

Many Muslim parents fear that the tensions could push their children away from the faith entirely. “We don’t know how to handle it sometimes,” Mr. Elcharfa said. “Maybe someday they won’t believe in anything.”

Oh-oh. The Times article had photos of Bilal’s smiling wife, looking so happy in her hijab, and little Maaria covered from head to toe in an open faced burka. If Maaria gave up sharia law, what kind of life would she have?

Many of the family’s Muslim friends have pulled their children out of public school and put them in private Islamic schools. When she turned 7 a few weeks ago, she began to pray multiple times a day with her parents, in exchange for a $10 allowance.

A kitchen clock marks the Islamic call to prayer. Their children speak fluent Arabic and have taken Quran classes.

Sitting in the family’s living room one recent morning, Ms. Elhamoui asked one of her daughters why she liked being a Muslim. The 9-year-old said she felt proud thinking about the Prophet Muhammad and the way he led his friends and followers in spreading peace.

Supreme irony alert!

Here we have an article blaming Donald Trump for terrorizing children for something he has never said or even intimated. He doesn’t want to put all Muslims in jail, he just wants to reduce immigration from countries that are un-vettable in the Middle East. One does not translate into the other.

But the Times is so busy writing its standard “Muslims are victims” piece that they inadvertently expose a larger truth, that many Muslims who emigrate here to escape their hostile culture are inculcating the very same hostile culture in their children.

Maaria’s family are truly radical Islamists–not only is the mother a Hijabi, but their young 7 year old daughter is made to cover up as well. That exceeds even what is required in many fundamentalist Middle Eastern countries. It’s radical even for Islamic radicals, which is saying something.

We should be more concerned about Maaria being indoctrinated into following sharia law, than that liberal propaganda that is giving her bad dreams. But the Times has different priorities.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at

Thomas Lifson adds:

It sounds like Donald Trump is a Jinn. Wikipedia summariazes:

Jinn (Arabic: الجن‎‎, al-jinn), also romanized as djinn or anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of demons), are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology. An individual member of the jinn is known as a jinni, djinni, or genie (الجني, al-jinnī). They are mentioned frequently in the Quran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts. The Quran says that the jinn were created from a smokeless and “scorching fire”, but are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. The jinn, humans, and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans.[3] The shaytan jinn are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the jinn are not angels and the Quran draws a clear distinction between the two creations. The Quran states in Sūrat al-Kahf (The Cave), Ayah 50,[4] that Iblis (Azazel) is one of the jinn.

I would certainly settle for a variant of this popular Anerican version  of a genie to clean things up in Washington:


When you find yourself running into trouble with your Facebook account, remember these are some of the people making the crucial decisions about your account.

Facebook rejected complaints from employees who argued that controversial posts by Donald Trump about banning Muslims should have been taken down because they violated the company’s policy on permitting hate speech.

Ultimately, Facebook decided against removing any of Trump’s posts, though the issue made it all the way to the desk of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The company has recently tightened its policy on hate speech and removes posts by users that discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Trump posted in December, calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” He has since backed away from the blanket ban on Muslims entering the country, instead saying he would ban immigrants from countries with a record of terrorism.

Muslim employees at Facebook argued Trump’s statement violated the company’s terms for religious discrimination.

Ultimately, Facebook’s head of global policy management Monika Bickert said removing Trump’s post would be tantamount to censoring a presidential candidate and would violate the company’s pledge to remain neutral in the election.

More so than it already has. But at least there are still currently some limits to Facebook’s arrogance. But we can also see how Islamic censorship can come in unexpectedly through the back door.

The Supreme Council of Cyberspace

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