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    Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he believes the American public has misinterpreted the actual meaning of “separation of church and state" during a speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB). “Militant secularists have long seized on that slogan as a facile justification for attempting to drive religion from the public square and to exclude religious people from bringing a religious perspective to bear on conversations about the common good,” Barr said during the virtual ceremony that had been postponed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Barr said he believes that “traditional morality” has diminished, to be replaced by people who are “actively hostile” in advocating for the separation of church and state – threatening core principles in the country's democracy. HOW...
    Opponents of racial justice Opponents of armed white militant groups confront each other in Louisville on Saturday ahead of the Kentucky Derby. The clash at Jefferson Square Park in Kentucky came amid a large police presence, including the state National Guard and state police. Some protesters at the scene chanted “Prona Taylor”, the name of a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was assassinated during a police raid, while protesters repeatedly said “America.”Guy confronts a Black Lives Matter activist on September 5, 2020, the day of the Kentucky Derby horse race in Louisville, an extreme right-wing activist and self-described militant member.Brian Wolston / ReutersThe confrontation seemed tense, but mostly quiet. It was broken by the arrival of riot police. Thousands of...
    Taliban prisoners are released from Pul-e-Charkhi jail in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Afghanistan released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Afghanistan’s National Security Council via AP) The Taliban have rejected Western objections to a prisoner swap of militant fighters who killed international troops, saying Afghanistan’s international backers should not interfere. Plans to free convicted Taliban fighters who killed French and Australian nationals, as part of a trust-building swap to usher in peace talks, have caused anger in Paris and Canberra. Their objections are reported to have slowed the release of the prisoners by both...
    THE next generation’s future will be in tatters if schools are not reopened next month. So it is a scandal that militant union leaders are encouraging teachers to put themselves ahead of struggling kids. 4The next generation’s future will be in tatters if schools are not reopened next monthCredit: Alamy A National Education Union checklist suggests teachers should “escalate” action if schools fail to satisfy them about 200 “safety” conditions. In effect, the union, led by Corbynite wrecker Mary Bousted, is holding schools to ransom. Its demands include a guarantee that staff will work no extra hours, paid leave or home working for teachers who have to quarantine after a foreign holiday, and nitpicking over relaxed dress codes. Contrast this...
    Indeed leftists are showing their solidarity with Portland militants by staging riots of their own in various U.S. cities — and things heated up over the weekend in a smaller Oregon city as well. What are the details? Hundreds showed up in Eugene on Saturday night — less than two hours from Portland and with only 177,000 residents — and set off fireworks at a county jail and federal courthouse while attacking businesses with employees trapped inside, Fox News reported. In the end seven adults and one juvenile were arrested, the network said, after which an anti-capitalist, anti-fascist group of teens that became known amid the Portland rioting appeared to raise money for the jailbirds. The...
    Lewis Hamilton has slammed Sir Jackie Stewart and Formula One legend Mario Andretti and labelled them 'ignorant' over their lack of support for his anti-racism campaign. The six-time world champion has been the most vocal figure in F1 since the season finally kicked off this month – and he is pushing for more to be done to promote diversity in the sport. The Brit played a key part in launching the Race As One campaign, which has led to some unity between drivers during the opening three races. Lewis Hamilton has slammed Sir Jackie Stewart and Formula One legend Mario Andretti Andretti suggested that world champion Hamilton had become 'militant' in his viewpoint The Brit (fifth from...
    The newest Russia-themed firestorm has intensified, with The New York Times and the Trump administration doubling down on their clashing claims. In response to a Times report citing unnamed officials claiming the president was briefed on a suspected Russian bounty plot to kill Americans, President Trump blasted the “phony Times hit job” Sunday and said “nobody briefed or told” him about the alleged plot. Now the paper has published the date of the alleged briefing, citing two unnamed officials. “American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to...
    A group of militants armed with grenades and automatic rifles laid siege to the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, killing at least three people before being taken out by special police forces. The attack on the building located in the heart of Karachi's financial district, where the Pakistan State Bank is located as well as the headquarters of several national and international financial institutions, left two guards and a police officer dead, officials say. A third guard is reported to be in critical condition. Rizwan Ahmend, a police official at the scene, told the Associated Press that after opening fire at an entrance gate, the four gunmen entered the stock exchange grounds. He said that after the attack was over, food supplies were found on the bodies of the gunmen, indicating they...
    Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi: Trump not wearing a mask is 'cowardly' Karl Rove says Trump is 'behind' in presidential race The Hill's Campaign Report: New York congressional candidates set to make LGBTQ history MORE bashed President TrumpDonald John TrumpMiami-Dade to close beaches for July Fourth weekend over coronavirus fears Oklahoma reporter tests positive for COVID-19 after attending at Trump's Tulsa rally Trump slams Illinois governor, mayor over violence in Chicago, calls for 'law and order' MORE for not sanctioning Russia after the the New York Times reported that the he was allegedly briefed on American intelligence findings that Russian military operatives reportedly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, amid peace talks....
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday executed a Libyan militant convicted of plotting an attack that killed at least 16 police officers in 2017, the military said. Abdel-Rahim al-Mosmari was hanged in a Cairo prison after a military appeals court upheld his death sentence last week, the military said. The deadly attack southwest of the Egyptian capital took place in October 2017. Al-Mosmari was arrested a month after the attack. He was tried by a military court and sentenced to death in November last year. The court also sentenced 15 other defendants for their involvement in the attack, including 10 in absentia, to life in prison. Another 17 got 5- to 15-year sentences. Al-Mosmari was from Libya’s eastern city of...
    LONDON (AP) — An Islamic State militant who encouraged mass murder in Germany has been sentenced to at least nine years in prison in Britain. Fatah Abdullah, 35, had been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds, attack people with a meat cleaver and detonate bombs, “with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury.” The incitement took place between April 9 and Dec. 11, 2018. Abdullah, who was born in Iran but was living in the northern English city of Newcastle after receiving asylum, was arrested after a joint investigation by British and German police. He pleaded guilty in March to inciting terrorism overseas and engaging in conduct in preparation...
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A British relief worker with an Islamic aid group was seized on Monday night by militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in northwest Syria, according to the aid group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and activists in the area. HTS is a jihadist group that controls parts of Syria's northwest, a rebel-held area still at war with Damascus. Formerly known as the Nusra Front, it has been designated a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey and others. Tauqir Sharif, a relief worker with the group Live Updates From Syria (LUFS), was captured in Atmeh, a town north of Idlib province near the Turkish border, according to activists in the area. "LUFS team member...was kidnapped tonight...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Tuesday their counter-terrorism forces, acting on intelligence, raided a suspected militant hideout in the country’s northwest, triggering an intense shootout in which four suspects were killed. Police also seized assault rifles and other weapons in the overnight operation. The suspects had gathered at a home in the city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, to plan attacks, said Sannaullah Abbasi, the province’s police chief. The operation was successful and “saved many innocent people from possible attacks,” he said. Abbasi provided no further details, but other officials said the slain militants apparently belonged to a banned group. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province borders Afghanistan and has witnessed dozens of militant attacks in recent...
    Secret efforts to groom and recruit teenagers by a neo-Nazi militant group have been exposed by covert recordings. They capture senior members of The Base interviewing young applicants and discussing how to radicalise them. The FBI has described the group as seeking to unite white supremacists around the world and incite a race war. The recordings were passed to US civil rights organisation, the Southern Poverty Law Center, before some were shared with BBC One's Panorama. Rinaldo Nazzaro, founder of The Base, is a 47-year-old American. Earlier this year the BBC revealed he was directing the organisation from his upmarket flat in St. Petersburg, Russia. The interviews, which took place via conference call on an encrypted app, followed a...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants ambushed a Pakistani army vehicle in a former Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold near the Afghanistan border, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers, the army said Sunday. It said two soldiers were also wounded in Saturday night’s attack near the border village of Ghariom in North Waziristan and that troops retaliated and killed one of the attackers in an ensuing exchange of fire. the army provided no further details and only said troops later cleared a nearby militant compound in North Waziristan, a former tribal region that had served as a militant base until recent years when the Pakistani military said its successive operations there had cleared the area of the Taliban. The latest...
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb targeting a security vehicle exploded outside a market in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least two troops and a passerby, police said. Several people were also wounded in the attack in Ghotki, a town in Sindh province, rescuers and police said. No one claimed responsibility but suspicion fell on the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups who have been blamed for similar attacks across the country. According to local media reports, paramilitary ranger troops were in a market to buy food when the blast took place. Police said the dead and wounded were transported to a nearby hospital. Pakistan has witnessed scores of militant attacks on security forces in recent years. Friday’s...