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Islamic State threatens attack on Washington in new video

Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.

The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday's Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed.

The message to countries involved in what it called the "crusader campaign" was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.

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Inside the theatre of terror: First picture from inside Bataclan shows aftermath of Jihadi attack as video emerges of the moment gunmen opened fire

A harrowing image has emerged from inside the Bataclan theatre where terrorists opened fire on concertgoers on Friday night - killing at least 89 people and injuring dozens, possibly hundreds, more.

The photograph, taken in the wake of the attack, details the blood stained interior of the concert hall where bodies remain lying on the ground and the floor is covered in debris.

It comes as new footage shows the moment the members of U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal stopped their performance midway through a song when gunfire broke out.

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Howard Dean: Paris attackers not 'Muslim terrorists'

While Obama and top officials in his administration referred to the Paris attack Wednesday as terrorism, they generally did not use the term Islamic terrorism.

But Steve Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, criticized officials for avoiding the term.

"The bottom line here, these are Islamic terrorist attacks and need to be called as such," he told Fox News on Wednesday.

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'Isis' beheading: Man decapitated in France 'by attacker who tried to blow up factory'

France is in shock today after another alleged terrorist attack where a man was decapitated by a suspected Isis supporter who tried to blow up a factory.

The murdered man's head was found attached to a wire mesh fence surrounded by two Islamist flags near the entrance to the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, police said.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, the man's face was covered in Arabic writing and there was speculation that he may have been murdered elsewhere and the body then taken to Air Products for the gruesome display.

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'The darkest day of the history of the French press': 12 massacred in Paris newspaper attack

Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

With a manhunt on for three gunmen, French President Francois Hollande called the attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, whose caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed have frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims, "a terrorist attack without a doubt." He said several other attacks have been thwarted in France "in recent weeks."

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US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort

Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria.

"It's clearly a population of concern," the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.

Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a "huge mistake" to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. - even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been displaced from their homes there, unable to leave.

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NYPD cop killer worked for Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America

The Muslim NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley worked for a Muslim Brotherhood front group, according to his Facebook page.

GotNews.com has confirmed and exclusively discovered that Brinsley went by another name - Ismaaiyl Abdullah-Muhammad - and that he worked for the Islamic Society of North America.

The Islamic Society of North America is a Muslim Brotherhood front group that was described as an unindicted co-conspirator by the Justice Department in the 2007 Holy Land terror cases.

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More counterterrorism raids reportedly underway in Belgium after police thwart 'Belgian Charlie Hebdo' attack

More counterterrorism operations were reportedly underway in Belgium late Thursday, hours after police killed at least two in raids aimed at jihadists returning from Syria who were planning to launch a "Belgian Charlie Hebdo" attack, authorities said.

Belgian news site L'Avenir, as well as Le Soir and France24, reported that the government prosecutor's office said a dozen operations have been launched against suspects across Belgium, in Verviers, Brussels and Hal-Vilvoorde. Some of those targeted in the raids are known to have returned recently from Syria.

The Belgian news site reported that, based on phone intercepts in the homes and cars of the three individuals involved in a shootout in Verviers, authorities believed the three were in the process of carrying out imminent attacks inside Belgium. A shootout between the three and police has left two of the suspected terrorists dead and another wounded.

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Ontario gov't tells court: No opt-outs for LGBT lessons, it's embedded in all subjects and grades

If anyone doubts that Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government will overrule parental rights in favour of its inclusivity agenda on behalf of LGBTTIQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, intersex, queer and questioning - students and parents, the evidence - literally - points clearly and abundantly to the fact that it will, and is.

And if anyone doubts that teachers in the public school system are encouraged to bring up references to LGBTTIQ issues in any and all subjects at their discretion, because equity and inclusivity is embedded in the curriculum, again, the evidence is in.

That evidence is found in the opposition factums in the Steve Tourloukis case, heard June 23 by Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Reid, and in which the Wynne Liberal government intervened on behalf of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, as did the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.

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