With the brutal murders of 2 Canadian soldiers by Muslims in Canada still fresh in their minds, Canadians and Prime Minister Stephen Harper came out to pay tribute and honor their soldiers and veterans.
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CNN (h/t Pat Dollard) “AC360″ obtained the audio interview from Quade, who conducted a series of interviews with O’Neill over the past 18 months. “Regardless of the negativity that comes with it, I don’t give a f***. We got him,” says O’Neill.
O’Neill, who had been serving as a SEAL for 15 years at the time of the bin Laden raid, had participated in other missions, but he said he feared this mission would be his most difficult. He and other team members believed they would not return alive from the mission to get bin Laden. “Well, you have to go pump yourself up to go die. So we would talk about this,” O’Neill said.”…(It was a) group of guys who knew time on Earth was up, so you could be honest with each other. And we all accepted and nobody was afraid. It was really cool.”
He also said when he identified himself as the shooter to the families of 9/11 victims, they thanked him for closure.
The solution is to “celebrate” Islam and show our “profound respect” for it.
“As we seek to expose ISIS’ true nature,” Allen told the gathering on Monday, “we must also tell a positive story, one that highlights our respect – our profound respect for Islam’s proud traditions, its rich history, and celebration of scholarship and family and community.” “We must work with clerics and scholars and teachers and parents to tell the story of how we celebrate Islam, even as we show that ISIS perverts it.”
“It is only when we contest ISIS presence online and deny the legitimacy of its message – the message that it sends to vulnerable young people – and as we expose ISIS for the un-Islamic, criminal cult of violence that it really is, it is only then that ISIS will be truly defeated.”
“The best way to beat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s success at recruiting Westerners is for moderate Muslims to step up and counter the message,” the commander of NATO forces in Europe said Monday.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said the extremist group’s ability to recruit foreign fighters to come to Syria and Iraq is a “real problem” for the alliance. And it is compounded by concerns about “lone wolf” terror attacks by fighters returning from the Middle East and others inspired by the group’s ideology.
“It’s hard to address recruiting until we address those hearts and minds,” Breedlove told reporters at the Pentagon. “We need to hear the voices of moderate Muslims in the mosques.”
Marine Corps Times (h/t Mike F) A government employee came upon seven leaflets on Wednesday afternoon while running through the town of Quantico, Bormann told Marine Corps Times. The leaflets have a reversed image of the Islamic State group’s flag and writing in Arabic that is translated as “We are here from Mexico and came by train.” The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is leading an investigation to determine if the leaflets are authentic.