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NORWAY Kills 2, Wounds 10. OSLO PRIDE CANCELLED - WARNING: Graphic Video

Mass Shooting In OSLO NORWAY Kills 2, Wounds 10. OSLO PRIDE CANCELLED – WARNING: Graphic Video

A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s night-life district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving 10 seriously wounded in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital’s annual Pride festival.

The shootings happened around 1 a.m. local time, sending panicked revelers fleeing into the streets or trying to hide from the gunman. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, was arrested after opening fire at three locations in downtown Oslo.

Olav Roenneberg, a journalist from Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, said he witnessed the shooting. “”I saw a man arrive at the site with a bag. He picked up a weapon and started shooting,” Roenneberg told NRK. “First I thought it was an air gun. Then the glass of the bar next door was shattered and I understood I had to run for cover.”

Organizers of Oslo Pride canceled a parade that was set for Saturday as the highlight of a weeklong festival. One of the shootings happened outside the London Pub, a bar popular with the city’s LGBTQ community, just hours before the parade was set to begin.

WARNING: The video below may cause some distress. Please view at your own caution,

AZ Right Wing Extremist Threatens To HUNT LGBT Supporters at TARGET During Pride Month

AZ Right Wing Extremist Threatens To HUNT LGBT Supporters at TARGET During Pride Month

Arizona Q/GOP/Right Wing Extremist Ethan Schmidt of Arizona has posted a short video of himself accompanied by Kyle Clifton, who describes himself as “authoritarian Christian nationalist.” In other words a white supremacist.

Via Los Angeles Blade:

A twenty-four year old right-wing extremist based in the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area, Ethan Schmidt, posted a short video of himself accompanied by Kyle Clifton who describes himself as “authoritarian Christian nationalist,” driving in an undisclosed area announcing that he and Clifton will be “hunting ‘LGBT supporters” and people in area Target retail stores. Last Fall Schmidt posed with Trump endorsed Republican candidate for Arizona Governor Kari Lake as he burned a LGBTQ+ Pride flag.

The 24-year-old creator of the “ANTIMASKERSCLUB” on social media has been especially active in Arizona, destroying Pride signage, stomping on clothing with positive LGBTQ messaging and targeting people in LGBTQ-friendly places of worship. He records all of it with his camera, hoping to generate anger and action among his small fanbase.

 Patriot Takes on Twitter captured captured a video in which Schmidt describes the group as a group of Dedicated researchers monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy.

Resist Programming 🛰 on Twitter: "Anti-mask Trump supporter Ethan Schmidt  is now attacking military veterans who wear a mask. Ethan's Instagram (📲:  theantimaskersclub) is still up. Plenty of posts harassing people to

Gay History- April 28, 1990: Bomb Explodes At Uncle Charlie’s in NYC, Years Later Found To Be Terrorist Attack by Radical Islamic Group

Thirty years ago today on April 28th, 1990 a homemade pipe-bomb exploded in a popular gay bar in the West Village of New York City which prompted a massive protest march on Manhattan’s Sixth Precinct station mobilized by the then newly formed Queen Nation and years later was found out to be one of the first terrorist bombings on U.S. soil by a radical Islamic group.

Uncle Charlie’s Downtown was located at 56 Greenwich Avenue and was a hugely popular gay video bar in the 1980’s and 1990’s,  packed nightly where gay men would gather to drink, watch video,  play pool and cruise.

In the early morning of April 28 at least 3 men were injured when a pipe bomb exploded at about 12:10 A.M.  Sergeant Tina S. Mohrmann described damage to the building as ”minor.” but at that time the NYPD also called it “unrelated” to a hate crime.

One patron at the nightspot, Frizzell Green, said he was standing at the bar when the blast went off in a trash can five to six feet from him, producing a cloud of smoke and sending debris in all directions.

After the NYPD basically dismissed the explosion the newly formed Queer Nation founded by by AIDS activists from ACT UP  mobilized over a 1000 protesters in a matter of hours. The group gathered outside Uncle Charlie’s at 9:30 P.M. then marched their way to the NYPD’s 6th Precinct, blocking traffic at times and chanting ”Hey, hey, ho, ho, homophobia has to go.”  As the march proceeded, many bystanders along the street and in sidewalk restaurants cheered and applauded and joined in

It wasn’t until 5 years later in 1995, just two years before Uncle Charlie’s Downtown would close its doors for good that it was discovered that that an extremist Muslim terrorist ring was actually responsible for making and planting the pipe bomb.

In the January 14, 1995 article “Man Accused In Terror Plot Bombed Gay Bar, U.S. Says by James C. McKinley Jr. from The New York Times the truth behind the bombing was revealed :

Federal prosecutors plan to present evidence that some of the 12 men charged in a terrorist conspiracy to blow up New York City landmarks were also responsible for a host of other crimes, including the 1990 bombing of a gay bar, international arms smuggling, drug trafficking and the attempted murder of Mikhail S. Gorbachev. In a letter from prosecutors to defense lawyers released yesterday, the prosecutors accuse El Sayyid A. Nosair, one of the alleged leaders of the terrorist ring, of bombing a Greenwich Village gay bar, Uncle Charlie’s, on April 28, 1990, injuring three people. Mr. Nosair, who like the other defendants is Muslim, attacked the bar because he objected to homosexuality on religious grounds, according to the letter.

Nosair was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison for his “war of urban terrorism”

Over three decades later the pipe-bombing of Uncle Charlie’s Downtown, was one of the first terrorist attacks on American soil by radical Islamic groups and is still overlooked by many mainstream historians.

Another in a long line of under-reported and missing pieces of our LGBT history.

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Federal Agents Arrest Man Who Bombed Gay Owned Gym in New Jersey

Federal Agents Arrest Man Who Bombed Gay Owned Gym in New Jersey

A Camden Count man has been arrested by federal agents and charged with detonating an explosive device outside the gay owned G-City Crossfit Gym in in Gloucester City. New Jersey on August 26th.

Dwayne A. Vandergrift was arrested and found with two more explosive devices, body-armored tactical vests, and an illegal short-barreled rifle.  Vandergrift’s motive at this time is officially unknown but many suspect that he targeted the gym because of the large rainbow flag hanging in it’s front window.

The gym is well known as a gay owned and operated gym and LGBT safe space.

Vandergrift detonated the bomb around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday and damaged the front entrance of the gym on the 500 block of South Broadway, said Gloucester City police.

The FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency and the FBI’s Philadelphia Joint Terrorism Task Force has been leading the investigation

Fortunately no injuries to staff or members were reported.

WORLD NEWS – Turkish Teen Arrested For Plotting to Blow Up Gay Club In Germany

On Thursday German state police arrested Yusuf Erkocoglu, a Turkish teenager caught planning to blow up a gay club in Frankfurt. German media outlets reported that the 17-year-old suspect has both Turkish and German citizenship.

The US government played a role in preventing Erkocoglu ‘s suspected attack, according to the intelligence source in Germany. United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told the Jerusalem Post : “The US will always work with our German Government partners to thwart acts of terror.

The rise of Islamic terror networks in Germany has created new dangers for Germany, the United States and Jewish and Israeli institutions in the Federal Republic.

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

Via The Orlando Sentinel

“Noor Salman is not guilty of helping her husband, Omar Mateen, carry out the mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, a jury decided Friday. The 12-member jury delivered its verdict after deliberating for about 12 hours over three days.

Salman was also acquitted of obstruction of justice. Prosecutors accused her of lying to the FBI agents who investigated her husband’s mass murder, which he carried out in support of a foreign terror group, the Islamic State.

Had she been convicted, Salman, 31, would have faced up to life in prison. Prosecutors sought to prove Salman helped Mateen prepare for the attack, joining him as he scouted possible targets and bought guns and ammunition. They also said Salman concocted a cover story to tell Mateen’s mother after he left their Fort Pierce apartment to commit the attacks.”

Sources who followed the trail state that some of the prosecutorial evidence didn’t hold up under scrutiny. and that he police didn’t provide a  convincing admission of guilt. It will also be interesting to hear from jurors how they weighed the information that Mateen’s father was an FBI informant.

Speculation is that the prosecution damaged itself badly by withholding that information.

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Demands Mistrial, Father-In-Law Was FBI Informant

CNN reports:

Attorneys for Noor Salman called for a dismissal of charges or a mistrial, saying that new details from prosecutors reveal that Pulse gunman Omar Mateen’s father was an FBI informant who is currently under a criminal investigation.

According to a motion filed by the defense, Assistant US Attorney Sara Sweeney sent an email on Saturday to the defense — in the middle of Salman’s trial — that stated Seddique Mateen was a confidential FBI source from 2005 through June 2016.

The email also stated that Seddique Mateen is being investigated for money transfers to Turkey and Afghanistan after documents were found in his home on June 12, 2016, the day of the Pulse attack. The dates of the money transfers were between March 16, 2016 and June 5, 2016, according to the email.

Seddique Mateen was a FBI confidential human source at various points in time between January 2005 and June 2016.

Salman is accused of obstruction of justice, as FBI agents say she lied to them in the hours after the Pulse nightclub attack, and charges of aiding and abetting Mateen’s allegiance to ISIS.

Austin Bombing Terrorist Mark Anthony Conditt Was Right Wing Anti-Gay and Pro-Life Conservative

Austin Bombing Terrorist Mark Anthony Conditt Was A Right Wing Anti-Gay and Pro-Life Conservative

Mark Anthony Conditt who was identified as the Austin serial bomber, blew himself up Wednesday morning after police cornered him in a vehicle after tracking him to a local hotel, police said. Authorities said they were led to Conditt, who was 23 years old, based on evidence gathered from a FedEx store where he shipped two parcel bombs.

Conditt is responsible for five bombs that killed two people and injured four across the Texas capital since March 2. Another bomb exploded at a FedEx sorting facility outside San Antonio just after midnight Tuesday. Police said another, undetonated bomb was recovered hours later at another FedEx facility in Austin.

In blog posts from 2012, a Mark Conditt from the suspect’s hometown identified himself as conservative, albeit not politically engaged. He wrote in favor of the death penalty, and against gay marriage and abortion.

Writing in favor of the death penalty for a convicted murderer, Conditt wrote “if he had wanted or wished for death, he would have just shot himself.”

Conditt also argued that “we should do away with sex offender registration.” And wrote a blog post responding to a Washington Post commentary by Marc A. Thiessen that argued against the release of an Al Qaeda terrorist who had made a deal with the U.S. government.

“I agree with Mr. Thiessen. I think that it is just plain dumb to release a terrorist, much less a senior one – no matter what he can provide,” he wrote.

An unnamed neighbor told the Statesman that Conditt was home-schooled and then went to Austin Community College.

Police said at a Wednesday morning press conference that they believe Conditt built all of the explosive devices himself.

 

Bi-Sexual Neo-Nazi Found GUILTY In Anti-Gay Terror Plot In the UK

 

Via The Guardian:

A 20-year-old man has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism after he planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event in Cumbria. Ethan Stables showed no reaction as the verdicts were returned at Leeds crown court on Monday morning and he was remanded in custody before sentencing later in the day.

Officers had received a tip-off from a member of a far-right Facebook group where Stables posted a message saying he was “going to war” and that he planned to “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards”.  After he was arrested, police found Stables had made internet searches for “how to make chemical poison”, “what is prison like for a murderer”, “I want to go on a killing spree” and “do you get haircuts in prison”.

The jury was shown a video of him burning a rainbow flag and posing next to a swastika hanging on his bedroom wall. He swapped messages with fellow extremists, blaming the fact that he was jobless on “faggots, niggers, spastics” and the Equalities Act.

Last week we reported here that Stables shocked the jury at Leeds Crown Court when he told them that he is actually bisexual and was ‘utterly ashamed’ of what he had done.

Man Charged With Attempting to Support Terrorism Planned To Attack San Francisco Gay Bars

Man Charged With Attempting to Support Terrorism Planned To Attack San Francisco Gay Bars

According to recently unsealed audio tapes an Oakland man who is facing federal criminal charges, including attempting to support a terrorism organization was planning on attacking gay bars in San Francisco.

21-year-old Amer Sinan Alhaggagi was already in custody after being arrested in November 2016  facing a single charge of aggravated identity theft.  

But prosecutors were building a case against Alhaggagi based on electronic communication and a face-to-face meeting with an undercover FBI agent in which he relayed plans for multiple attacks.

The communication started in late July 2016, Assistant U.S. Attorney S. Waqar Hasib said at the hearing in December, when Alhaggagi was trading messages with an unidentified FBI source about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — known as ISIS .

Several of Alhaggagi’s alleged communications identified San Francisco .

Hasib quoted from one of the messages: ” ‘I live close to San Francisco. That’s like the gay capital of the world. I’m going to handle them right. LOL, ’m going to place a bomb in a gay club. … I’m going to tear up the city. … The whole Bay Area is going to be up in flames. “

He told the FBI source that he had access to equipment “to make the cards and checks,” according to the prosecution at the December detention hearing. “I’m trying to make bombs. I’m going to need funds.”

Alhaggagi allegedly told the FBI’s source that he planned to work for a local police department and steal weapons. Agents started canvassing Bay Area police departments.

“They learned that Mr. Alhaggagi had submitted an application to the Oakland Police Department,” just a few days earlier, Hasib said.

The source introduced Alhaggagi to an undercover agent posing as an al-Qaida-trained fighter.

“His plan was to blow up a car bomb at an unidentified gay nightclub in San Francisco and then place backpack bombs around the East Bay,” Hasib said. “He also took the undercover around the UC Berkeley campus and identified buildings, including dorms, where he wanted to plant backpack bombs.”

Alhaggagi’s attorney, Mary McNamara, who took over his defense in March, paints a different picture from the evidence presented at the detention hearing.

“What is clear from that hearing is that Mr. Al Haggagi ran away when he believed that things had gone beyond talk with the undercover agent,” McNamara wrote in a statement to KQED on Monday. “Mr. Al Haggagi never re-engaged with him and never took any steps to commit any violent act. Unlike most of the cases charged under this statute, Mr. Al Haggagi is not radicalized, is not a supporter of ISIS or any terrorist network. He is a peaceful, sociable and well-liked person. He is also young and naïve. It appears that he allowed himself to be drawn into conversations that he should have been far more suspicious of.”

KQED News