Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monthly Misfortune May 2016

Monthly Misfortune May 2016 --- ===
Timeline of Security Incidents ---
January 2016 --- / February 2016 --- / March 2016 --- / April 2016 ---


  • Daily Misfortune Tuesday, May 31, 2016 ---
    1. No Punishment for Black Lives Matter Protesters Harassing Dartmouth Students
    2. Gun stolen from an agent in San Francisco was recovered 
    3. 2 killed 57 hospitalized 25 arrests Music festival in Florida deaths and sickness 
    4. 1 assaulted suspect arrested, no motive established May 31, 2016 Woman Aisha Ibrahim attacks Lawrenceville Georgia family with American flag
    5. Syrian Civil War At least 23 people are killed in overnight air strikes in IdlibSyria(CNN) (BBC)
    6. War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Suspect Taliban militants kill nine and kidnap 170 in an attack on three passenger buses in KunduzAfghanistan.(Reuters) (CNN)
    7. At least 17 army personnel are killed in a fire in an ammunitions depot in the Indian town of PulgaonMaharashtra.(The New York Times) (NDTV) (AFP via ABC News Australia)
    8. A five-storey apartment block collapses in Russian city of Mezhdurechensk, killing one man and injuring three. (RT)
    9. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules (12-3) a warrant is not required for police to obtain a person's cellphone location data from wireless carriers. (Reuters)
    10. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama says thatGermany has taken too many refugees and "from a moral standpoint" refugees should "only be accommodated temporarily" — with the goal of them returning home to rebuild their countries. (NBC News)
    11. North Korea and weapons of mass destruction North Korea attempts again to launch a BM25 Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of strikingSouth Korea or Japan but is unsuccessful. (The Guardian)
    12. A recent Global Slavery Index report estimates the number of people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, in debt bondage, or forced labour to be 45.8 million. India is reported to have the highest number at an estimated 18.4 million slaves, and North Korea the highest ratio, 4.4 percent of its population. (Reuters) (Bloomberg)
    13. 2 killed 1 arrested May 31, 2016 Police: Mesa AZ murder suspect crashed then killed potential Good Samaritan before fatally shooting wife
    Daily Misfortune Monday, May 30, 2016 ---

    Daily Misfortune Sunday, May 29, 2016 --- ===

    Daily Misfortune Wednesday, May 25, 2016 ---
    1. Four Delaware schools receive bomb threats 
    2. 1 killed, 1 injured in Novato shooting, stabbing 2 arrested 1 sought
    3. 1 killed 3 injured multiple shooting at concert [Mass] shooting at TI Concert in New York Kills One 1 dead, 3 injured, including Troy Ave, in shooting at T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in Union SquareWABC-TV 
    4. suicide bomb attack kills at least 10 people and injures four people travelling on a bus for appeals court staff travelling west of Kabul(Reuters via Yahoo! News)
    5. Ukrainian pilot and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko, who has been detained in Russia since 2014, arrives home following a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia. (Reuters)
    6. Anchorage police investigating fatal shooting at gas station 
    7. 2 killed Smyrna GA man arrested in fatal apartment shooting 
    8. Suspect arrested in shooting of Detroit girl, 2
    9. ID released of attempted robbery suspect killed by off-duty Cincinnati officer 
    10. Officials Identify Bicyclist As Math, Band Teacher Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Newhall (Los Angeles CA) 
    11. 1 killed after car, semi collide and crash into home 
    12. Suicidal woman shot at end of Kansas City Northland standoff 
    13. Police ID wanted man arrested in Ocean Springs Mississippi SWAT standoff 
    14. Bike-riding gunmen sought in Hempstead NY shooting, cops say 
    15. Man killed in head-on crash in Delaware ID'd 
    16. (wikip)  A suicide bomb attack kills at least 10 people and injures four people travelling on a bus for appeals court staff travelling west of Kabul(Reuters via Yahoo! News)
    17. European migrant crisis At least five die after their overcrowded, repurposed trawler capsized in the southern Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The Italian navy rescued 562 people. (Al Jazeera)International relations
    18. Russia–Ukraine relationsWar in Donbass Ukrainian pilot and parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko, who has been detained in Russia since 2014, arrives home following a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia. (Reuters)
    19. Female police officer seriously injured breaking up a fight: UK 
    20. 1 killed, 2 injured 1 arrested  DUI arrest wrong lane wrong-way crash along I-89 in Lebanon NH 

    Daily Misfortune Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ---
    1. Wahib Sadek Ahmed With Assault Rifle, Pistol, Knife Claims Ties to ISIS Arrested After Assaulting and Spitting On Police Officers in Texas 
    2. Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir Jaish-e-Mohammed operations chief is killed in a gun battle with police(ABC News)
    3. Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present) At least six Turkish soldiers are killed and four others are wounded in a PKK attack in Turkey's eastern Van Province(Daily Sabah)
    4. Syrian civil war New satellite imagery from Stratfor appears to reveal the destruction of four Russian attack helicopters and 20 lorries at the Tiyas military airbase after a reported attack which was conducted last week by the ISIL(BBC)
    5. Northern al-Raqqa offensive (2016)  U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces, led by Kurdish forces, launch an operation to capture Al-Raqqah, the de-facto capital of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The force is reported to be more than 50,000 strong. (Reuters)
    6. War in Donbass Seven Ukrainian servicemen are killed in suspected attacks by pro-Russian rebels. (Reuters)
    7. Eleven people are dead and many are missing after a jade mine collapses in the Myanmar town ofHpakant(AFP via New Straits Times)
    8. EgyptAir Flight 804 Reports claim by government denies that an Egyptian forensic official says that body parts recovered from EgyptAir flight 804 indicate that the crash was caused by an explosion. 
    9. Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the United States, advises that the US government will seek thedeath penalty against Dylann Roof accused of conducting the 2015 Charleston massacre(Post and Courier)
    10. Yemen: Bomb attack near Sanaa University kills two  
    11. Bomb threats hit British schools 2nd day in row as NINE more are closed after 27 evacuations 
    12. 1 intruder making threats state capitol 1 arrested May 24, 2016  Minnesota Capitol intruder Robert Joseph Anderson meth abuser  sticks knife in podium, threat posters  
    13. 1 critical injury, 1 arrested May 24, 2016 Man arrested suspected drunk criminal vehicular operation runs over boy in wagon Byron MN 
    14. Bicyclist killed in erratic driver hit and run crash east of Kingsburg CA  
    Daily Misfortune Monday, May 23, 2016
    1. NLittle Rock Arkansas shooting near Walmart and Popeyes leaves one dead, person of interest questioned 
    2. 2 killed Jamestown RI officer Ryan Bourque accidentally killed by makes illegal U turn wrong way kamikaze driver Dejae T. Pizarro head on crash on I-95 south
    3. Baltimore officer 1 of 6 charged  found not guilty on all charges in Freddie Gray case 
    4. Mamaroneck NY High School students return after bomb threat evacuation 
    5. School bomb scare: Thousands of UK pupils evacuated as caller threatens to 'behead children
    6. Bomb threat evacuates Colorado schools 
    7. Schools nationwide could be victim of bomb threat robocall
    8. Second person in long concert weekend dead in another stabbing in Wasaga Beach Canada 
    9. Muslim woman behind viral selfie hailed as heroine -- until hateful anti-semitic Tweets revealed
    10. 2 critical, suspect arrested for vehicular assault May 23, 2016   15 year old speeding suspected DUI underage no license driver investigated for assault, runs red light cut pickup into 3 pieces  
    11. 1 arrested 2 locations vandalized by defecation, blamed on nitrous oxide May 23, 2016  Tim Kielty on Nitrous Oxide  Accused Defecating in Oregen Grocery and on Stranger's Couch Naked 
    12. 2 injured, 1 boat stolen, home invasion, suspect arrested Monday May 23, 2016   Minnesota: Naked man on meth injured in home invasion fight allegedly trespassed, stole Otter Tail River boat
    Daily Misfortune Sunday, May 22, 2016 ---
    1. Officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Auburn MA identified as Ronald Tarentino 
    2. 4 killed, 29 shot in Chicago since Friday 
    3. 2 killed 11 wounded mass shooting Austria shooting: relationship argument leads to random shooting into crowd: Man kills self, 2 others at concert   2016 Nenzing shooting A man kills two and wounds 11 in a terrorist style attack on a concert in the Austrian town of Nenzing(AP via 9News)
    4. 2 shot, security guard dead in Dallas club shooting overnight 
    5. 2 hurt in Torrance car shooting before vehicle catches fire
    6. 2 lions killed 1 injured, suspect injured May 22, 2016 Chile Zoo 2 Lions Shot After Attacking Naked Suicidal Man 
    7. Syrian civil war The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that over 60,000 people have died in Syrian government jails during the five year civil war. (Reuters)
    8. Insurgency in Northeast India Insurgency in Manipur Rebels ambush and kill six Indian paramilitary soldiers in the state of Manipur, near the northeastern border with Myanmar(The New York Times) (Hindustan Times)
    9. At least six people are killed in terrorist style shootings at two nightclubs in Mexican state of Veracruz(FOX News)
    10. 2016 Nenzing shooting A man kills two and wounds 11 in a terrorist style attack on a concert in the Austrian town of Nenzing(AP via 9News)
    11. At least six people are killed in terrorist style shootings at two nightclubs in the Mexican state of Veracruz(FOX News)
    12. Officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Auburn MA identified as Ronald Tarentino 
    13. 4 killed, 29 shot in Chicago since Friday 
    14. 2 killed 11 wounded mass shooting Austria shooting: relationship argument leads to random shooting into crowd: Man kills self, 2 others at concert   2016 Nenzing shooting A man kills two and wounds 11 in a terrorist style attack on a concert in the Austrian town of Nenzing(AP via 9News)
    15. 2 shot, security guard dead in Dallas club shooting overnight 
    16. 2 hurt in Torrance car shooting before vehicle catches fire
    17. 2 lions killed 1 injured, suspect injured May 22, 2016 Chile Zoo 2 Lions Shot After Attacking Naked Suicidal Man 
    18. Syrian civil war The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that over 60,000 people have died in Syrian government jails during the five year civil war. (Reuters)
    19. Insurgency in Northeast India Insurgency in Manipur Rebels ambush and kill six Indian paramilitary soldiers in the state of Manipur, near the northeastern border with Myanmar(The New York Times) (Hindustan Times)
    20. At least six people are killed in terrorist style shootings at two nightclubs in Mexican state of Veracruz(FOX News)
    21. killed, suspect guilty Murder of Gay Salt Lake City Restaurateur John Williams by estranged husband on meth 
    Daily Misfortune Friday, May 20, 2016 ---
    1. Friday May 20, 2016 Atlanta: teen father on honor roll killed, 3 hurt in drive-by shooting at graduation party 
    2.  Georgian citizen, 31-year-old Giga Otkhozoria, was shot dead by Russian Armed Forces troops patrolling areas near the administrative boundary with Abkhazia
    3. Coca-Cola FEMSA suspends all production in Venezuela due to a sugar shortage. (Fortune)(Sputnik)
    4. Temperatures soar to a record 51 °C (124 °F) in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The heatwave has claimed 300 lives since April 2016. (BBC)
    5. At least four National Gendarmerie officers are killed in a helicopter crash in Hautes-Pyrénées, in southwestern France(THE LOCAL)
    6. Oklahoma Legislature files a measure asking for Congress to impeach Barack Obama over his decision to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity.(KOCO)
    7. United States Secret Service officer shoots an armed man on a street near the White House after the man allegedly approached the officer and refused to drop his weapon. The White House is locked down. (AP via Yahoo! News) (CNN) May 2016 White House shooting - Wikipedia May 20, 2016, when Jesse Olivieri attacked the White House security checkpoint. The Secret Service shot and  White House shooting: armed suspect remains in critical condition The Guardian White House shooting: armed suspect remains in critical condition. A US law enforcement official said authorities identified the man stopped at the checkpoint as Jesse Oliveri, who never made it inside the White House complex. Man Who Brandished Gun Near White House Gets Eight Month ... nbc news  Oct 4, 2016 - Jesse Olivieri, who was shot near the White House in May after refusing to drop the gun he was carrying was sentenced Tuesday to eight .....Man who brandished gun near White House sentenced to house arrest  ...
      www.reutersOlivieri will serve his sentence in a hospital, where he is recovering from his gunshot wound, the statement said. After his detention, Olivieri will face three years of supervised release. Olivieri went through a White House security gate on May 20 openly carrying a loaded .22-caliber handgun. A guard shot him once when he ignored commands to stop and drop the weapon.
    8. Iraqi security forces fire tear gas and water cannon on protesters attempting to storm the Green Zone in Baghdad, injuring at least 33. (Bloomberg) (WSJ)
    Daily Misfortune Sunday, May 15, 2016 --- =
    1. ISIS Launch Suicide Bomb Attack On Gas Plant North Of Baghdad
    2. Chase suspect wounded in San Bernardino officer-involved shooting
    3. Australia tram worker hit and killed by garbage truck at Coburg intersection 
    4. Iraqi civil war (2014–present) Suicide bomb attacks in a state owned cooking gas plant in Taji, north of Baghdad, kill at least 18 people, while 11 others die in attacks across the country. (Al-Jazeera) (Reuters via Daily Mail) 
    5. Yemeni civil war (2015–present) A suicide bombing kills at least 30 and injures 70 others in the southern city of MukallaYemen. TheIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for attack. (Xinhua) (Reuters)(Canadian Press via Chronicle-Herald)
    6. A truck collides with a motorised rickshaw in the Adilabad district of India's Telangana state resulting in 16 deaths. (AP via Washington Post)
    7. kick-off evacuation between UK Manchester United F.C. and A.F.C. Bournemouth after a suspect package was found. was explosives training device
    Daily Misfortune Saturday, May 14, 2016 ---
    1. 2 dead, OB Kennedy Expy closed at Armitage after shooting 
    2. 1 dead after confrontation argument leads to daylight stabbing in Central Fresno 
    3. War in Afghanistan (2015–present) At least two people are killed and 12 injured after a suicide bomb attack on a police training center in Helmand Province(Stars and Stripes)
    4. Syrian Civil War Turkey's Anadolu Agency reports that 45 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants have been killed by a combination of Turkish Army shelling and a U.S. air strike north of Aleppo(Reuters vs Trust)
    5. U.S. officials believe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has declared a state of emergency in its self-declared capital, Al-Raqqah(CNN) (FOX News) (CBS News)
    6. Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) At least 14 suicide bombers attack a complex, killing themselves and at least 6 people. (AP via FOX News)
    7. More than 50 have been killed by lightning strikes in Bangladesh over the past two days. (BBC)
    8. A bus crashes on U.S. Route 83 in Texas about 46 miles north of the city of Laredo resulting in eight deaths and 44 injured. (AP)Law and crime
    9. Attacks on secularists in Bangladesh A Buddhist monk is hacked to death in Bangladesh(VOA News) (CNN)
    10. At least three people are killed and dozens are wounded after a mass brawl, involving around 200 people, mostlyNorth Caucasusian migrants, breaks out in Khovanskoye Cemetery in southwest Moscow. The Mayor of MoscowSergey Sobyanin said that none of those responsible would go unpunished. (Reuters)Politics and elections
    11. 2016 state of emergency in Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro orders the seizure of factories that have stopped production and the jailing of their owners amid a nationwide state of emergency
    12. may 14 Man on probation arrested in connection to Sacramento Target bomb threat cellphone traced 
    13. Police: Two officers hurt, suspect killed in Phoenix police shooting
    Daily Misfortune Friday, May 13, 2016 ---
    1. Explosion heard in Ottawa Canada parking lot, 4 city street sweeping vehicles (arson?) mysteriously catch fire 
    2. Exclusive: Student describes shooting in Southside cafeteria: Greenville SC
    3. Eight Turkish soldiers, 22 militants killed as violence widens in southeast 
    4. Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah Military Commander, Is Killed in Syria 
    5. Man killed in shooting after argument at Hillsborough County FL hookah bar
    6. A man has been killed in early morning shooting outside Hamilton Canada nightclub
    7. Sources: Person in Manchester NH 2 officers shot shooting after gas station robbery in custody
    8. 16 killed 28 injured, all 3 terrorists killed 3 martyrdom ISIS militants killed after gunning down football fans in Iraq cafe

    Daily Misfortune Thursday, May 12, 2016 ---
    1. 8 injured Car Bomb Blast Near Military Garrison in Istanbul 
    2. 3 threats All clear given at 3 Atlanta metro Walmarts evacuated due to bomb threats
    3. 1 killed I-20 in DeKalb reopens after fatal shooting dead man found in SUV investigation: Atlanta GA
    4. 13 killed Yemeni Crisis (2011–present) Al Qaeda militants kill at least 13 Yemeni government troops near the city of Mukalla(AFP via Daily Mail)
    5. 5 killed Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) A twin suicide bombing attack at a police station in Baghdad kills five people. Yesterday 93 people had been killed and 165 injured in the deadliest day of attacks in Iraq this year. (AP via Fox News)
    6. The Government of Malaysia confirms that two more pieces of debris found in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off the coast of Mauritius are "almost certainly" from Malaysia Airlines 370 that disappeared two years ago. (AP via New York Times)
    7. A criminal investigation is launched video showed Massachusetts/New Hampshire police appear to beat a man who was surrendering at the end of a bi-state car chase(Washington Post via MSN)
    8. May 12, 2016  1 in custody after suspected hash oil explosion at Denver apartment complex

    Daily Misfortune Wednesday, May 11, 2016 ---
    1. Car bomb in Baghdad's Sadr City kills 52: police, medics
    2. Bomb scare London: Highbury and Islington meltdown over forgotten suitcase
    3. 60-year-old woman dead, girl hurt, apartment set afire  in murder attempted suicide stabbing in Melrose, Bronx 
    4. Middle East|Court Papers Reveal Anwar al-Awlaki, Qaeda Operative's Work as Trainer and Bomb Expert 

    Daily Misfortune Tuesday, May 10, 2016 ---
    1. China scrambles fighter jets, warships after US destroyer sails near disputed reef 
    2. 13 US soldiers arrested, several people injured after huge brawl in Italian bar 
    3. Is Britain buying chinese spy ‘compromised’ P-8 spy-planes 
    4. Italians arrest Afghan Muslim terrorist suspects with 'plans to strike London, Rome' 
    5. Two elderly women hurt in stabbing attack in Jerusalem 'Peace Forest' 
    6. Food truck explosion causes morning 'boom' across LaGrange 
    7. 3 killed Car Bomb Attack in TurkeyDisasters
    8. 2 men killed 3 miles apart in separate early-morning southern Dallas shootings 
    9. War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani, is rescued in a joint operation by US and Afghan forces three years after he was kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
    10. The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-IslamiMotiur Rahman Nizami, is executed for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971. (Washington Post)
    11. May 10, 2016 1 dead, several injured, suspect arrested  Munich mentally ill Islamist knife train station attack  investigators have no indications that the suspect in a stabbing at a train station had an Islamic extremist motive
    Daily Misfortune Sunday, May 8, 2016 ---
    1. Sinai insurgency Gunmen kill eight policemen in an ambush outside Cairo. The attack is claimed by Islamic State. (CNN) (Reuters) (BBC)
    2. Terrorism in Saudi Arabia A policeman is killed in a shootout with militants in Taif, Saudi Arabia.(Reuters) (FOX News)
    3. Syrian Civil War Spillover of the Syrian Civil War, Turkey–ISIL conflict
    4. Turkish shelling kills 55 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents in northern Syria in retaliation for rocket attacks on Kilis, a Turkish border town. (Reuters) (Daily Progress)
    5. Three Spanish journalists were released after being abducted aroundAleppo, Syria, and held hostage by the Al-Nusra Front since 13 July 2015.(The Telegraph (UK))Disasters and accidents
    6. At least 73 people are killed in a collision between two buses and a fuel tankerin Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. (BBC) (USA Today)
    7. At least 41 people are missing in Taining County of China's Fujian province after a landslide hits a construction workers dormitory. (BBC)Law and crime
    8. War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Afghan officials hang six Taliban prisoners. (Washington Post)
    9. Unidentified gunmen shoot dead Khurram Zaki, a Pakistani rights activist known for speaking out against the Taliban. (VOA News)Politics and elections
    10. 7 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Suspected Palestinian Arson Attack on Jerusalem BaseSeven IDF soldiers were evacuated Sunday afternoon to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center-Mount Scopus suffering from smoke inhalation...Algemeiner
    Daily Misfortune Sunday, May 8, 2016 ---
    1. Sinai insurgency Gunmen kill eight policemen in an ambush outside Cairo. The attack is claimed by Islamic State(CNN) (Reuters) (BBC)
    2. Terrorism in Saudi Arabia A policeman is killed in a shootout with militants in TaifSaudi Arabia.(Reuters) (FOX News)
    3. Syrian Civil War Spillover of the Syrian Civil WarTurkey–ISIL conflict
    4. Turkish shelling kills 55 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents in northern Syria in retaliation for rocket attacks on Kilis, a Turkish border town. (Reuters) (Daily Progress)
    5. Three Spanish journalists were released after being abducted aroundAleppo, Syria, and held hostage by the Al-Nusra Front since 13 July 2015.(The Telegraph (UK))Disasters and accidents 
    6. At least 73 people are killed in a collision between two buses and a fuel tankerin Ghazni ProvinceAfghanistan(BBC) (USA Today)
    7. At least 41 people are missing in Taining County of China's Fujian province after a landslide hits a construction workers dormitory. (BBC)Law and crime 
    8. War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Afghan officials hang six Taliban prisoners. (Washington Post)
    9. Unidentified gunmen shoot dead Khurram Zaki, a Pakistani rights activist known for speaking out against the Taliban(VOA News)Politics and elections 
    10. 7 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Suspected Palestinian Arson Attack on Jerusalem Base Seven IDF soldiers were evacuated Sunday afternoon to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center-Mount Scopus suffering from smoke inhalation...Algemeiner
    11. Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Triple Stabbing At Beverly Bar CBS Local BEVERLY (CBS) - A man is facing attempted murder charges following a triple stabbing early Sunday morning at a Beverly bar.
    12. may 8 New Orleans PD: Stabbing after fight near Jackson Square 
    13. Feb 20, 2016 May 8, 2016 Officer in fatal shooting accidentally fires into baby's crib during routine parole visit 
    14. 1 killed 1 injured suspect sought Suspect sought in shooting of police officer kills woman driver near Champaign, Ill
    Daily Misfortune Saturday, May 7, 2016 ---
    1. War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Resolute Support Mission Two Romanian soldiers are killed along with assailants in an insider attack in Afghanistan(Washington Post)
    2. Syrian Civil War Aleppo offensive (May 2016) At least 13 Iranian soldiers are killed in a battle with Islamist militants in a village near AleppoSyria. This is the largest single day loss for the Iranians since the start of the conflict. (Retuers) (Business Insider) (NDTV)Law and crime
    3. Iran's elected Parliament member from Maragheh and Ajabshir district, Mohammad-Ali Hosseinzadeh, dies in a car crash in Zanjan. He was set to take office on 28 May. (
    4. Man, 58, killed while at home eating among at least 15 shot since saturday in Chicago 
    5. 1 injured Woman killed, man injured in shooting on Cleveland's East Side, police say CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Detectives are investigating a shooting that left a woman dead and a man injure d late Saturday on Cleveland's East Side.
    6. Man with airsoft gun killed in Long Beach officer-involved shooting  KABC-TV One man armed with an airsoft gun was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Saturday afternoon, officials said.
    7. May 7, 2016 Teen identified as victim in deadly drive-by shooting Idaho was shot and killed in Twin Falls Saturday. (Photo: Mary Kienzle / KTVB).   The Twin Falls County coroner on Sunday identified a teenage boy as the victim in a deadly drive-by shooting.

    Daily Misfortune Friday, May 6, 2016 ---
    1. First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity 
    2. May 6, 2016  Eulalio Tordil Maryland Shooting Spree Shoots At Mall, Supermarket
    3. Asssailant attempts to shoot Turkish journalist Dundar outside court
    4. Militants Attack Chevron Oil Facility in Nigeria
    5. Teen political blogger C.J. Pearson suspended for cyberbullying 
    6. 1 injured by security guard Mississippi security guard shoots man fleeing after shoplifting $1 candy bar 
    7. Shoplifter dies after medical episode struggling with NM KMart security 
    8. 72 killed Syrian Civil War Aleppo offensive (May 2016) More than 72 are killed in clashes between Al-Nusra Front and Syrian government forces in Khan Tuman south of AleppoSyria(i24 News) (VOA News)Law and crime
    9. London votes Sadiq Khan to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London; Khan is the first Muslim to be elected London's Mayor. (BBC)
    10. May 6  Gov. Inslee tells Trump "Your hate is not welcome in our ... king5  SEATTLE - OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee and other Washington Democratic leaders took aim at Donald Trump on the eve of his Washington visit. “Your hate is not “Donald Trump is running a dangerous campaign. He’s putting forward dangerous policy proposals, and his dangerous rhetoric is actively harming families today in the state of Washington,” he continued. “If he’s coming to Washington State, we need to stand up and say we don’t want him here, we don’t want his hate speech anywhere in the United States of America,” said Rep. Smith.  “Your hate speech is a crime against our children,” said Estela Ortega, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza.  “I think what you have to understand is the source. These are people who don't want a Republican for President,” said State Senator Don Benton of Vancouver, Donald Trump’s State Chair. Washington State Republican Party Chairman Susan Hutchison accused Governor Inslee of “pandering to his base.” “He never has and never will support the citizens of this state who want to destroy ISIS and fix our economy,” says Hutchison.  Chairman Hutchison plans to attend ...

    Daily Misfortune Thursday, May 5, 2016 ---
    1. ‘Death sentence’: Climate crisis driving global conflict, poverty and racism – Naomi Klein
    2. Royal Navy fires warning shots at tiny Spanish ship ‘hassling’ US nuclear sub   
    3. Fort McMurray wildfire: Airport in danger, state of emergency declared, 2 die in crash amid mass evacuation
    4. Man Atop VTA Train To Deliberately Mess Up Commute Shuts Half System Triggers San Jose Delays,
    5. 0 hurt, 1 explosion Homemade Bomb Explodes at School in Escondido CA 
    6. Man, Woman Dead Domestic Murder Suicide 2 Kids Shot Outside Vegas-Area Day Care 
    7. 6 shot: 3 killed, 3 wounded in 3 site cross-county mass shooting spree at school, mall, and grocery store.  May 5, 2016  Eulalio Tordil Maryland High School Teacher Shooting Spree
    8. Syrian Civil War At least 12 people are killed and many are wounded in twin blasts in central Syria(USA Today)
    9. Airstrikes on a camp for war refugees in Syria near the Syria–Turkey border kills 28 people, including women and children. (Reuters) (BBC)
    10. Terrorism in Saudi Arabia  audi security forces shoot dead two alleged Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants while two others blew themselves up near Mecca,Saudi Arabia(Reuters)
    11. Gaza–Israel conflict A Palestinian woman is killed and another person is injured in the Gaza Strip by tank fire from Israel
    12. 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire The western Canadian province of Alberta declares a state of emergency as devastating wildfires, mandatory evacuation order
    13. At least 12 people are killed and 30 others injured after a bus plunges into a ravine in Bolivia's eastern Santa Cruz province. (Agencia EFE)International relations
    14. Colorado Springs, Colorado, agrees to pay people who were sent to jail because they couldn’t afford to pay fines for minor offenses
    15. California court finds "Grim Sleeper" serial killer who killed 10 black women from 1988 to 2002. guilty. 
    16. Hackers attack millions of users of Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail, forcing users to make password changes. (Forbes)
    17. Man arrested in deadly shooting outside Camden NJ funeral home - A man has been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of 22-year-old Jonathan Vazquez outside a funeral home in Camden. shooting happened shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in front of the May Funeral Home located at 4th and Chestnut Streets.

    Daily Misfortune Wednesday, May 4, 2016 ---
    1. may 4 Texas shooting: Fired employee kills 1 at transportation center mock terrorist
    2. 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the wildfire has destroyed about 1,600 structures in Fort McMurray, which is in Canada's oil sands region.
    3. Horrific fatal crash on Alberta’s Highway 881 sparks wildfire blaze blocking evacuation route
    4. Moro conflict The Abu Sayyaf militant group threatens to behead a Canadian hostage, a Filipina hostage, and a Norwegian hostage. (The Guardian)
    5. Syrian Civil War Dozens of people have died in heavy fighting between Syrian government and opposition forces in the western Aleppo Governorate(Reuters)
    6. Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present) Suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants launch a car bomb attack on a military installation in Turkey, killing one soldier; Turkey's army destroyes PKK targets in air strikes and kills more than 20. (Reuters)
    7. Allied Democratic Forces insurgency Assailants from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed with machetes hacked at least 16 civilians to death in the EasternDemocratic Republic of the Congo(FOX News) (Leadership)
    8. Israeli–Palestinian conflict Hamas says it has reached a truce with the Israeli military following hostilities today along the Gaza-Israel border. There were no casualties. (The Jerusalem Post) (Reuters)Business and economy
    9. At least 13 people are killed and 53 injured after a bus skids off a bridge while travelling between India's Jharkhand state to Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh state. (AFP via Daily Mail)International relations
    10. North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act The U.S. Justice Department notifies North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory that the state's new law which limits restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act,
    11. Police charge man after hijacked bus kills pedestrian in DC mock mental illness terrorist 

    Daily Misfortune Tuesday, May 3, 2016 ---
    1. 14 killed 30 injured  Three bombings in and around Baghdad kill at least 14, including Shiite pilgrims, and injure more than 30.
    2. 63 killed Artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition strike Islamic State positions in Syria, according to Turkish authorities, killing 63 militants and destroying multiple rocket launcher and gun positions. (AP)
    3. About 200 U.S. troops arrive in Moldova from Romania for planned military exercises)
    4. Admiral John M. Richardson saysRussian jets in the Baltics buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes are escalating tension between the two nations. 
    5. Honduran authorities arrest four men in the March 3 home invasion killing ofGoldman Environmental Prize-winning environmental activist Berta Cáceres. One of the suspects was an active duty army officer while the others worked for Desarrollos Energeticos SA, whose hydroelectric project Cáceres had opposed since 2006. The four also face charges on the attempted murder of Mexicanenvironmental activist Gustavo Castro Soto, who was injured in the attack. (AP)(The Guardian)
    6. United Nations arbitration court rules India must allow an Italian marine, facing charges of murdering two fishermen during an anti-piracy mission in 2012, to return home
    7. Somali asylum seeker sets herself alight in Nauru to protest her detention on the island by Australia, one week after an Iranian asylum seeker did the same thing. (BBC)
    8. 1 killed 1 injured several crashes suspect in custody Pedestrian killed after mock terrorist hijacks DC Metrobus, crashes it into gas station 
    9. Danish exhibit portraying Paris & Brussels attackers as ‘martyrs’ reported to police 
    10. Trump Pushes Tabloid Rumor About Cruz’s Father and JFK Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald 
    11. London Is About To Elect A Muslim Mayor Who Has Defended Islamists, 9/11 Terrorists, And Who Is Endorsed By Anti-Semites  
    12. Employee escapes Ashland Ohio gas station unexplained explosion unharmed 
    Daily Misfortune Monday, May 2, 2016 ---
    1. Michigan Building Explosion
    2. 2 critically injured in propane explosion in Santa Fe Springs 
    3. New Jersey Institute Technology JIT student shot and killed in bungled robbery at off campus frat house 
    4. 1 killed Woman, 21, Killed While Stopped at Red Light Riding With Gang Member in Chicago Edgewater
    5. May 2, 23 people in US shot by toddlers in 2016 so farAmerica RT
    6. Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) Three bombings in and around Baghdad kill at least 14, including Shiite pilgrims, and injure more than 30. (Reuters via Trust) (Washington Post) (Reuters)
    7. 63 killed American-led intervention in SyriaMilitary intervention against ISIL Artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition strike Islamic State positions in Syria, according toTurkish authorities, killing 63 militants and destroying multiple rocket launcher and gun positions. (AP)
    8. Man believed to be soldier in custody after barricade situation at Baltimore Maryland National Guard center
    9. Bloodied Girl, 5, Crying Behind Tree After Assaulted At St. Paul School Bus Stop 

      Daily Misfortune Sunday, May 1, 2016 --- ===
      1. Turkey–ISIL conflictSpillover of the Syrian Civil War 2016 Gaziantep bombing A blast hits a police station in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep leaving one officer dead and 13 injured.(BBC) (CNN) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is suspected to be behind attack. (Reuters)
      2. Kurdish–Turkish conflict Three Turkish soldiers are killed and 14 others wounded in an armed attack by Kurdish militants during a military operation in the town of Nusaybin, Turkey. (Reuters)
      3. Yemeni Civil WarHouthi rebels capture the Umaliqa military base in 'Amran Governorate, endangering a shaky ceasefire.(Reuters)
      4. Iraqi Civil War Two car bombs kill at least 32 people and wounded 75 others in SamawaIraqIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)
      5. Moro conflict Abu Sayyaf militants release 10 Indonesians the group had kidnapped from their tugboat and barge on March 28. (Jakarta Globe)
      6. The historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York City is almost completely destroyed in a massivefour-alarm fire(ABC)
      7. United States, 14 of 175 cars of a CSX freight train derail in northeastern Washington, D.C., near a citysubway station. There were three leaks; one, sodium hydroxide, is a hazardous material. Kenya flooding Kenyan authorities say the death toll from Friday's collapsed eight-story residential building in Nairobi has risen to 20, with 73 people missing. 
      8. In Punjab, Pakistan, the death toll has risen from 13 to 33 for people who has eaten sweets, "accidentally" tainted with insecticide. The mass poisoning occurred in April. (Daily Times)
      9. 2015–16 Iraqi protests Protesters demanding political reform leave Baghdad's Green Zone after camping for 24 hours in the heavily fortified government district.ers)
      10. Egyptian police arrest two journalists for alleged incitement to protest in violation of the law. (Daily Mail) (Reuters)
      11. 5 officer injured Violent Protests Break Out During May Day Marches in Seattle  Windows Smashed, Fireworks Lit Off, Police Injured 
      12. 4 injured Murfreesboro TN fight at 100 crowd party mass shooting 
      Mubashir Jamil, a 21-year-old man from Luton, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to travel to Syria and engage in "violent jihad" with the Islamic State. He was charged with "engaging in conduct in preparation for committing acts of terrorism." Gatestone

      May 1. Mubashir Jamil, a 21-year-old man from Luton, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to travel to Syria and engage in "violent jihad" with the Islamic State. He was charged with "engaging in conduct in preparation for committing acts of terrorism." Gatestone

      May 2. A senior British jihadi who boasted of recruiting hundreds of Britons for the Islamic State was killed in a drone strike in Syria, according to the Independent. Raphael Hostey, also known as Abu Qaqa al-Britani, left Manchester to join the Islamic State in 2013. The 23-year-old graphic designer became a key recruiter of British fighters and jihadi brides for the terror group and was also heavily involved in its propaganda. At least 700 people from the UK have travelled to support or fight for jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria. Gatestone

      May 4. The "Department of Theology" of the Blackburn Muslim Association ruled that it is "not permissible" for a woman to travel more than 48 miles — deemed to be the equivalent of three days walk — without her husband or a close male relative. The group also ruled that men must grow beards and women must cover their faces. The rulings were accompanied by the catchphrase: "Allah knows best." Gatestone

      May 7. Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan was sworn in as mayor of London. He is the first Muslim to lead a major European capital. During the election campaign, Khan faced a steady stream of allegations about his past dealings with Muslim extremists and anti-Semites.  British politician Paul Weston warned that Khan's rise is a harbinger of things to come:  "The previously unthinkable has become the present reality. A Muslim man with way too many extremist links to be entirely coincidental is now the Mayor of London. ... In a couple more decades Britain may well have its first Muslim Prime Minister. ... Reality cannot argue with demographics, so the realistic future for Britain is Islamic." Gatestone

      May 7. Mohammed Shaheen, a 43-year-old father of seven, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for raping underage schoolgirls. Shaheen, an immigrant from Pakistan, told the court he was a devout Muslim who had been framed by his victims. Judge Martin Steiger QC said: "He masqueraded as religious when all along he was behaving in this hypocritical way." Gatestone

      May 8. The Times reported that Britain's biggest Muslim charity will brand hundreds of buses around the country during Ramadan with a slogan proclaiming glory to Allah. The initiative by Islamic Relief, a government-backed organization, is an attempt to "break down barriers" and portray Islam in a positive light. Islamic Relief has paid for hundreds of buses in Birmingham, Bradford Leicester, London and Manchester to carry advertisements with the slogan "Subhan Allah," which means "Glory be to Allah" in Arabic. Gatestone

      May 8. Six Algerian terror suspects with links to al-Qaeda were allowed to stay in Britain after winning a protracted legal battle. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruledthat there was a "real risk" the men would be tortured by the Algerian security services if they were deported. This would have violated Article 3 of the Human Rights Act, which guards against "torture or degrading or inhuman treatment." Gatestone

      May 9. A Muslim man who was found guilty of threatening to behead a candidate of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) had his sentence overturned on appeal. Aftab Ahmed, 45, had been found guilty of making threats to kill David Robinson-Young, but a Newcastle Crown Court judge said he believed that Ahmed did not intend to act on his threat. Gatestone

      May 10. The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) apologized for a counter-terrorism exercise in which a mock suicide bomber shouted "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is the Greatest). Gatestone

      May 10. The trial began of three Muslims who plotted to behead British citizens after being inspired by an Islamic State order "to kill civilians everywhere in the West." The court heard that Haseeb Hamayoon, 29, Yousaf Syed, 20, and his cousin Nadir Syed, 22, planned to carry out a terrorist atrocity after a fatwa was issued by Islamic State spokesman Abu-Mohammad al-Adnani. Hamayoon, who has a Pakistani passport, had bought a "Rambo First Blood II" hunting knife online using his wife's bank account. British born Nadir Syed had stored images of Lee Rigby's killers, and the three men had allegedly shared images of beheadings. Gatestone

      May 11. Prime Minister David Cameron apologized to Suliman Gani, a Muslim extremist, for saying he is a supporter of the Islamic State. Gani said accusations that he backs the Islamic State are defamatory and must be retracted. In a statement, Cameron said he was referring to reports that Gani supports "an" Islamic state rather than "the" Islamic State. The Muslim Council of Britain called on Cameron to repeat his apology in Parliament, and for an "urgent review" of Islamophobia in the Conservative party. Gatestone

      May 15. The BBC's religious output is too Christian, an internal review concluded. A report by Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC's head of religion and ethics, argued that that Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths should get more airtime. One Muslim leader suggested the review could lead to Friday prayers from a mosque being broadcast in the same way that Christian church services currently feature in the BBC's programming. Ahmed's appointment to the BBC in 2009 was controversial because of allegations he had shown a pro-Islam bias in his previous role at Channel 4, according to the Telegraph. Gatestone

      May 16. The government confirmed that Sharia-compliant student loans will be offered for the first time in Britain as part of an effort to boost the number of young Muslims applying to university. The new halal (permitted or lawful) finance model complies with Sharia law, which forbids Muslims from taking out loans on which they would be charged interest. In a white paper, the government saidGatestone

      "We will introduce an alternative finance system to support the participation of students who, for religious reasons, might feel unable to take on interest-bearing loans.... To ensure participation and choice are open to all, we plan to legislate for the creation of an alternative model of student finance."

      May 17. One-third of Muslim adults in Britain do not feel "part of British culture," according to a new report on British multiculturalism. Nearly half (47%) of Muslims consider their Islamic faith to be the most important part of their identity. Only half (54%) of British adults believe there are a set of values that all nationalities and religions in Britain can agree upon in the future. Gatestone

      May 17. Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in London, has become "like a jihadi training camp," according to testimony from a former inmate. Now a whistleblower, the former inmate said that a group of jihadists who call themselves "the Brothers," or "the Akhi" (Arabic for brother), have gained control of the prison, where many convicted terrorists and terror-related offenders mix freely with ordinary prisoners. "The problem is that Belmarsh is also a holding prison and so young people who are brainwashed and indoctrinated then go out into the wider prison system and create wider Akhi networks." In the five years to December 31, 2014, the number of Muslim inmates at Belmarsh has more than doubled to 265, or 30% of the total prisoners. Gatestone

      May 17. A Muslim convert who was arrested for a plot to behead a British soldier had his sentence reduced. Brusthom Ziamani, 20, was arrested in east London; he was carrying a 12-inch knife, a hammer and an Islamic flag. At his trial, the court was told that he had researched the location of Army bases in London and had shown his ex-girlfriend weapons, described Lee Rigby's killer, Michael Adebolajo, as a "legend" and told her he would "kill soldiers." The judges reviewing his sentence said: "Given his youth, we consider that the custodial part of the sentence, namely 22 years, was too long." Instead they gave him 19 years. Gatestone

      May 18. Ofsted, the official government agency responsible for inspecting and regulating British schools, admitted that it failed properly to inspect a school run by the Deobandis, a conservative Muslim sect, because the inspector was "prohibited" from talking to pupils or staff. The inspector's report into child safety at the private Zakaria Muslim Girls' High School in Batley said that celebrations for the Islamic festival of Eid meant he could only speak to senior managers. After Sky News reported on the issue, Ofsted said it was taking "appropriate action" against the inspector concerned and has re-inspected the school, which teaches 149 girls aged 11 to 16. Deobandis, many of whom are said to shun non-Muslims, are thought to control around half of Britain's private Islamic schools. Gatestone

      May 18. The Queen's Speech, setting out the government's program for the next session of parliament, unveiled a controversial new counter-extremism bill that includes powers to gag individuals and ban organizations deemed as extremist. The bill does not, however, include a definition of extremism. Until now the main focus of British policy has been to prevent violent extremism. Simon Cole, the police lead for the government's Prevent anti-radicalization program, said that the proposals targeting alleged extremists are not enforceable and risk creating "thought police" in Britain by making police officers judges of "what people can and cannot say." Gatestone

      May 18. A Muslim man who was arrested after giving police a false name filed a lawsuit against the City of London Police for discrimination. Akmal Afzal, 23, claims he was arrested at the 2012 Olympics because he was an "Asian man with a beard." Afzal, a Briton of Pakistani descent, was released without charge but is suing for false imprisonment, assault and discrimination. His lawyer said: "His position is he did nothing wrong and he says the reason he was treated in the way he was relates to his ethnic origin and/or his religion." Gatestone

      May 22. The government was accused of burying a report on prison extremism which warns that staff have been reluctant to tackle Islamist behavior for fear of being labelled "racist,"according to the Sunday Times. The independent review, commissioned by Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove, says that Islamist inmates have exploited the "sensitivity to racism" among prison staff by making false complaints that they are victims of discrimination. The review recommended the creation of "specially designated units" in high-security prisons to house the most "dangerous, extreme and subversive" Islamists. There are more than 12,000 Muslims in prisons across England and Wales, according to the latest figures. Gatestone

      May 23. British and American intelligence services identified 27-year-old El Shafee Elsheikh as the fourth member of the Islamic State execution cell responsible for beheading 27 hostages. The four guards, led by "Jihadi John," were nicknamed the "Beatles" because of their English accents. Elsheikh, who was granted asylum in Britain when he was seven, left for Syria in 2012 after being radicalized in just 17 days after attending mosques in London. Gatestone

      May 23. A British Muslim woman who wanted raise her children in the Islamic State in Syria was jailed for two and a half years. Lorna Moore, 34, who failed to tell authorities that her husband, Sajid Aslam, 34, had left for Syria, was planning to take her three young children, one of them 11 months old, to the war zone. During sentencing at the Old Bailey, Judge Charles Wide said Moore, a Muslim convert from Walsall, West Midlands, "knew perfectly well of [her] husband's dedication to terrorism." Gatestone

      May 23. A survey conducted by ComRes on behalf of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK foundthat 33% of British adults believe that Islam promotes violence in the UK. The study also found that 56% of Britons disagree with the view that Islam is compatible with British values. Gatestone

      May 24. The BBC reported that a National Health Service (NHS) doctor who spent seven years working in Britain left his wife and two children in Sheffield to join the Islamic State. Issam Abuanza, 37, a Palestinian doctor with British citizenship, is the first practicing NHS doctor known to have joined the Islamic State. Gatestone

      May 25. Police in West Yorkshire revealed that they are currently investigating 220 alleged cases of child sex grooming in Keighley and Bradford. The cases involve 261 suspects and 188 victims. The revelation came after Keighley's former MP, Ann Cryer, called for the perpetrators of the crimes to be brought to justice. Cryer suffered verbal abuse and was accused of "demonizing" the Asian community when she began a campaign more than a decade ago to get the authorities to tackle child sex grooming in Keighley. Gatestone

      May 25. A Nigerian man launched an appeal against a decision by the Home Office to strip him of his British nationality. The man, known only as L2 for legal reasons, is directly associated with close friends of Michael Adebolajo, who murdered Lee Rigby in London in May 2013, and Mohammed Emwazi, or "Jihadi John." L2 was deemed such a national security threat that Home Secretary Theresa May personally signed an order removing his British nationality in 2013. Gatestone

      May 26. Home Secretary Theresa May established an independent review into the "misuse" of Sharia law in Britain. The inquiry will examine if Sharia ideas are being "misused or exploited" to discriminate against women. The review will not, however, examine whether Sharia law itself is discriminatory against women. A Home Office statement said: "It will not be a review of the totality of Sharia law, which is a source of guidance for many Muslims in the UK." According to May, many British people "benefit a great deal" from Sharia teaching.

      Baroness Cox, who has spearheaded a parliamentary drive to rein in unofficial Sharia courts in Britain, said:

      "My reservation is that it won't get to the root of the problem. ... a lot of Muslim women I know say that the men in their communities just laugh at this proposed investigation, that they will go underground so the investigation will have to be very robust.

      "But the aspects which are causing such concerns — such as that a man can divorce his wife by saying 'I divorce you' three times — that is inherent; the right to 'chastise' women is inherent; polygamy is inherent. I don't think those things are a distortion of Sharia law. These are aspects of Sharia law which are unacceptable." Gatestone

      May 27, 2016  A British citizen who plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport wassentenced to 40 years in prison. Minh Quang Pham, 33, was sentenced in New York for travelling to Yemen to train with members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Pham pled guilty to three counts of terrorist-related activity based on his support for the group, but denied he intended to carry out his plot and no attack ever occurred. Pham, a Vietnamese born British convert to Islam, was first arrested in Britain in June 2012 and was extradited to the U.S. in February 2015. Gatestone
      40 Years for Minh Quang Pham, Accused of Plotting to Bomb ... NBCNews.comMay 28, 2016 - Still, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan showed 33-year-old Minh Quang Pham a measure of leniency, too, noting that he had renounced all ...  UK citizen Minh Quang Pham jailed for Heathrow suicide plot - BBCA British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US. Minh Quang Pham: FBI Continues Creating Terror Stories Assisted by May 16, 2016 Minh Quang Pham, whom I dubbed AQAP’s “graphic artist of mass destruction” because he was busted for providing graphic design skills to AQAP, got sentenced today; neither FBI nor SDNY have announced his sentence but it will be between 30 and 50 years in prison.  The government, as it tends to do, has submitted a bunch of documents as part of the sentencing process to inflate the magnitude of Pham’s acts, which largely consist of carrying a Kalashnikov he wasn’t really trained to use and helping Samir Khan make Inspire look prettier. With the documents, DOJ suggests Pham might have attacked Heathrow if he hadn’t been stopped when he was. Materials submitted as part of the sentencing process include:  ..  A January 12, 2012 interview with Ahmed Warsame substantially about Pham
      The FBI 302s have the most detail, including that Awlaki gave Pham a “clean” computer that, as described, was not clean at all (a forensics report that is sealed in the docket reportedly found it had shared data with a computer that Warsame had been caught with) and the claim that Awlaki gave Pham a phone and an email account to contact him with — or to provide to new AQAP recruits (the story varies) — in the future. One 302 provides the rather incredible detail that “the email account AULAQI provided might have been a Hotmail account.”  British Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Al Qaeda Plot to Attack London ... The New York TimesMay 27, 2016 - An operative for Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen who was trained in bomb-making by Anwar al-Awlaki and agreed to carry out an attack targeting Americans and Israelis at Heathrow Airport in London was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday in Manhattan. .Mr. Pham traveled secretly to Yemen in 2010, swore allegiance to the terrorist group, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or A.Q.A.P., and worked on its online propaganda publication, Inspire.  Under questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he said that while he was in Yemen, he approached Mr. Awlaki, an American-born radical Muslim cleric who had become A.Q.A.P.’s leading English-language propagandist, and volunteered to “sacrifice himself” in a suicide attack upon returning to Britain.

      Minh Quang Pham, al-Qaida supporter, pleads guilty | Newsday

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      May 29. Music festivals, big sports venues and nightclubs have been placed on "high alert" for potential jihadist attacks, according to a senior anti-terrorism officer interviewed by the Sunday Times. Neil Basu, the deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said that crowded places — including Glastonbury, billed as the world's largest music festival, which will draw 135,000 people to Somerset from June 22 to 26 — are a major concern for police this summer. Basu warned: "These people are perfectly happy to target civilians with the maximum terror impact. Crowded places were always a concern for us, but now they are right at the top of the agenda." Gatestone

      May 31. The trial began of a Muslim man who tried to decapitate a random stranger in the London Underground. Somalia-born Muhiddin Mire, 30, attacked musician Lyle Zimmerman, 56, at Leytonstone Underground station on December 5 with a knife while yelling, "This is for my Syrian brothers; I am going to spill your blood." The jury was told that after the attack, police found images of Islamic State hostages having their throats cut on Mire's cellphone. The prosecutor said:

      "At the end of the assault, when Mr. Zimmerman was lying motionless and defenseless on the floor of the ticket hall, the defendant crouched over him and quite deliberately began to cut Mr. Zimmerman's throat with a knife blade. Mercifully, Mr. Zimmerman survived the ordeal because, although he suffered three jagged wounds to the front of his neck, none of them caused any damage to any of the major blood vessels in that area."