This Is How Muslims Worldwide Should React to Terror Attacks

There is one thing that always follows a deadly terrorist attack perpetrated by an Islamic extremist: a conspicuous — and deafening — silence from Muslim leaders.

Top imams of the faith do not seek out news media to condemn the horrific act, and reporters routinely make no effort to find such leaders and find out their reaction.

But something very different happened after a backpack bomber killed 22 people — many of them teenagers and children — at a pop singer’s concert in Manchester, England, last week.

Zain, a leading mobile telecommunications provider for the Middle East and Africa, did something remarkable.

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5 Takeaways From Trump’s First Overseas Trip As President

With his first trip abroad as president behind him, when President Trump lands in Washington overnight Saturday he arrives to a slew of controversies besieging his administration. It may be a rude awakening after what Trump called a “home run” of a trip.

The White House has remained largely quiet on controversies swirling at home and will likely seek to emphasize the president’s traveling successes in coming days. Trump and his aides hope to take a victory lap over his first overseas trip — a sweeping nine-day excursion through five different countries across the Middle East and Europe.

In Saudi Arabia, the president’s first stop abroad, Trump secured a massive arms sale, worth about $110 billion.

In Jerusalem, he shored up the United States’ relationship with Israel and reaffirmed his commitment to Middle East peacemaking.

And in Brussels, Trump ratcheted up his call for NATO members to bolster their defense spending in order to meet their treaty obligations.

Here are five takeaways from the president’s tumultuous trip.

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Manchester Suicide Bomber Used Student Loan And Benefits To Fund Terror Plot

The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.

Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training.

Police are investigating Abedi’s finances, including how he paid for frequent trips to Libya where he is thought to have been taught to make bombs at a jihadist training camp.

It comes as Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, said detectives had made “immense progress” in dismantling Abedi’s terror network.

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Liberals Focus on ‘Islamophobia’ While Christians Are Killed

ISIS says its duty is to kill all nonbelievers, but some in the West are making up other reasons for terror attacks

The murder of 28 Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya province on Friday is the latest in a string of attacks on Egypt’s Coptic community. Earlier this month, a Christian man was shot to death by ISIS members in Arish, Egypt. In April, more than 45 people were killed and over 130 injured when bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in Egypt. In December of last year, another church bombing killed nearly 30 people and injured nearly 50 others.

The latest assault came the very day following an appeal from the Knights of Columbus for donations to aid Iraq’s persecuted Christian community. Iraq’s Christian community has been devastated by ISIS. The country’s Christian population — which was estimated to number 1.5 million in 2003 — now stands at around 200,0000, according to the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil.

The attack also came the same week as the ISIS suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, including teenagers and young girls. But while radical Islamic terrorists across the world murder infidels, many in the West seem more concerned with Muslims’ feelings than Christians’ lives.

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ISIS Calls for ‘All-Out War’ on West During Ramadan

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) called for an “all-out war” on the West during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which begins Friday evening, just days after it claimed the Manchester suicide-bomb attack that left 22 people dead.

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, the group’s spokesman who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in August 2016, had made similar calls for attacks ahead of the holy month in the past two years. This year’s message comes again via audio channel, but it is unclear if it was delivered by Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, the group’s new spokesman and Adnani’s successor.

Circulated on ISIS’s official Nashir channels on encrypted messaging app Telegram, the Arabic-language audio message and accompanying slideshow directs the latest propaganda message to its “soldiers” and calls for attacks on Western “homes, their markets, their roads and their forums.” It said the “targeting of civilians is beloved to us and the most effective…may you get great reward in Ramadan.”

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ISIS: ‘Let the Blood of Christians Flow, Kill Them Whenever You Find Them’

Never forget they said this.

As TruthRevolt’s Tiffany Gabbay reported on Friday, a deadly Islamic terror attack was carried out against Coptic Christians in Egypt. Ten militants dressed in fatigues and black masks ambushed a bus full of worshippers on its way to a monastery and sprayed it with bullets. At least 26 were killed, including an 8-year-old girl, and dozens more were injured, some critical. The attack occurred at the beginning of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but of the 90 million people living in Muslim-majority Egypt, and only 10% of them Coptic Christians, that narrows the field of suspects quite a bit. There was an attack back in December when a 26-pound bomb exploded inside a church and killed 25 people and wounded almost 50. That attack coincided with celebrations of the birth of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Last month, an Islamic suicide bomber detonated his vest outside of a Coptic cathedral in Alexandria killing 18 just hours after another bomb went off inside of a Christian church in Tanta which killed 27.

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Saudi Arabia’s Role in Backing Terrorism Raises Concerns with $100 Billion Arms Deal

Last year, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) to allow the family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any part it played in those acts of terrorism.

President Obama vetoed JASTA, but Congress voted to override the veto.

Now, less than a year after Congress voted to let the victims and the families of victims of 9/11 sue Saudi Arabia, the current administration is proposing the largest-ever arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

The arms sale allows the Saudis to immediately get nearly $110 billion in American weapons and an unimaginable $350 billion in arms over 10 years.

After the veto override, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham stated, “[F]rom what I know today, there is ample evidence that 9/11 would not have happened but for the assistance provided by Saudi Arabia.” He went on to say, “The results of that assistance was (nearly) 3,000 persons murdered, 90 percent of them Americans. And a new wave of terrorism with Saudi financial and operational support has beset the world.”

The sale includes laser-guided bombs in the form of Paveway II and III weapons systems, as well as Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), guidance that converts unguided bombs into smart munitions.

Selling military weapons to questionable allies is not in our national security interest. At some point, the United States must stop and realize that we are fueling an arms race in the Middle East.

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