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Greg Gutfeld: After month of terrorism, Democrats debate guns

Those still awake 40 minutes into the Democratic debate Saturday night heard the candidates argue how they’d deal with ISIS and Syria, but not until the moderators set the candidates against each other on the issue of guns and gun control. Fox News host and author Greg Gutfeld made note of how the candidates were happy to discuss their plans to place restrictions on gun rights in the United States.

What, this?

Don’t tell us to watch your “high-stakes” debate and then hassle us towake up.

‘Hulk’ actor Mark Ruffalo wouldn’t like you when you’re angry

Finding a liberal actor in Hollywood isn’t much of an accomplishment, but we have to give Mark Ruffalo some credit for being consistent in his beliefs whatever the issue, you’ll find him committed to thefar left side of it. Is it ironic that Ruffalo plays the Hulk in the “Avengers” movies, the big green guy whoseimmeasurable strength grows in direct proportion tohis rage? Moviegoers might love the Hulk, but Ruffalo doesn’t want to set a bad example on film, or in reaction to the terrorist attacks on Paris.

That’s a lot of retweets, but we disagree; the intended outcome of the Paris terrorist attacks was to kill as many innocents as possible and frighten the survivors into compliance.

Ruffalo also retweeted this bit of rhetorical Fruit Stripe gum to chew on from MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who made his debut on Twitter crying into his sweater but confessedto becoming “physically enraged” at the Supreme Court’s “gutting” of the Voting Rights Act.

German man with ‘Iranian citizenship’ kills woman in Berlin

Horrific news out of Germany where we’re seeing reports that a woman was killed when a man “born in Germany” but with “Iranian citizenship” pushed her in front of a subway train in Berlin.

From the AP report posted on ABC News’ website:

Passengers reportedly apprehended the man after the incident:

How about a little more information about the “stranger” who was born in Germany but is also a citizen of Iran?

Ronan Farrow exposes Megyn Kelly’s ‘casual bigotry’

We agree with Ronan Farrow here “that moment” is worth a hard second look. Which moment from Thursday’s GOP debate are we talking about, exactly? To many, it was the moment when moderator Megyn Kelly revealed her bigotry against Muslims by suggesting that the neighbors of the San Bernardino terrorists should have called the police because they saw Muslims having a lot of packages delivered.

Farrow posted a clip as proof of Kelly’s “casual bigotry.”

That is an awfully short clip if you’re looking to prove someone is racist. Is it possible that it was taken out of context? Kelly was having an exchange with Gov. Chris Christie about profiling, which he opposes, and how he squares that with something like the San Bernardino mass shooting.

When Christie asserted that neighbors of the killers knewthat “these folks had weapons, they knew that they were talking about trying to take our country and attack it,” Kelly corrected him: “Neighbors said they saw men going in and out of the garage. They saw packages being delivered. They saw Muslims and they did not think that was enough to call the cops. Do you?”

In other words, Kelly denied that anyone knew the couple had weapons or plans for a terrorist attack; all they knew was that the Muslim couplehad a lot of packages delivered to their house, and that was no reason to call the police. Did Christie think it was?

Ronan Farrow heard an out-of-context, 12-second Vine clip, he hearda Fox News hostsay “Muslim,” and he calledMegyn Kelly a “casual bigot.” Would you?

Harry Reid says RNC should reimburse taxpayers for Benghazi Committee spending – twitchy.com

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to testify tomorrow before the House Benghazi committee, and Harry Reid is going out of his way to provide her with some cover:

Speaking of reimbursing large sums of money, maybe during tomorrow’s hearing somebody can ask Hillary what happened to the $6 billion unaccounted for during her tenure as secretary of state.

Reid doesn’t do anything that’s not politically motivated.

Hey Obama, these arrested ISIS suspects posing as refugees don’t look like ‘widows and orphans’

During a press conference in the Philippines yesterday, President Obama mocked Republicans who are opposed to allowing refugees into the U.S. without careful vetting first:

The president has also scolded Republicans for “being scared of widows and orphans.”

And of course Obama’s fans in the media have picked up on that:

Widows and orphans? In Turkey, ISIS suspects posing as refugees have been arrested:

Additionally, the Daily Mail reports that dozens of people have been arrested for ISIS plots in the United States, and some were allowed into the country as refugees:

Not a three-year-old among them?

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

If you’re making a list of the worst things that could happen during a flight, a hole being blown in the side of the airplane probably tops it. While it’s an unlikely scenario, this is exactly what happened on a flight that was leaving Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu.

Shortly after liftoff, an explosion of unknown origin tore a hole in the side of the plane near the fuselage.

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Luckily, the plane was at a low enough altitude (about 10,000 feet) to make an emergency landing.

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Initial news stories reported that at least one person was killed in the explosion, and two more were seriously injured. An official count of casualties, however, has still not been released by authorities.

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What we do know is that the majority of the passengers escaped with no serious injuries.

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Even scarier than the pictures is this video that was taken shortly after the explosion. It was recorded by Awale Kullane, the U.N. Ambassador of Somalia.

(via EuroNews)

Well, that is utterly terrifying. Needless to say, officials are still investigating the cause of the explosion. In the meantime, I suggest that you all pay attention to the in-flight safety demonstration the next time you travel.

Muslim panelist on CBS says Trump will cause the number of Muslim Americans terrorists to ‘skyrocket’

According to a Muslim member of a Frank Luntz focus group,the continued rise of Donald Trump will cause terror attacks to “skyrocket.”

Indeed. What a sad commentary.

Sorry, but blaming Donald Trump for radical Islamic terrorism is not going to fly.

Editor’s note: We have updated this post to correct a typo in the headline.

13 Terrorism Attacks That Were Successfully Stopped Before Tragedy Occurred

Following the attacks in Beirut, Baghdad, and Paris, our newsfeeds were flooded with death tolls and prayers for survivors. We should all take the time to mourn those we’ve lost.

But we can’t let our grief get the best of us. We must also remember how many lives are saved because of the quick thinking of first responders and the government agencies that act predominantly behind the scenes. Because of them, so many people have been spared from harm.

Here are just a few of the many terrorist attacks that were stopped before anyone was hurt:

1. On December 22, 2001, Richard Reid attempted to detonate a shoe bomb.

Nearly 200 people were aboard the international flight. Heroic passengers subdued Reid and the plane made an emergency landing in Boston.

2. In 2003, Iyman Faris, a double agent for Al Qaeda positioned in the FBI, was caught for possible plots to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge.

Each day, some 125,000 motor vehicles, 4,000 pedestrians, and 2,600 cyclists cross the bridge.

3. Dhiren Barot was arrested in 2004 for suspected plots against the New York Stock Exchange, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Citigroup Center.

It later surfaced that Barot planned to use limousines filled with “dirty” bombs for the attacks.

4. Shahawar Matin Siraj and James Elshafay were arrested in 2004 for plots to bomb the 34th Street – Herald Square subway station.

The popular station — close to Macy’s and Penn Station — is the third busiest stop in NYC’s entire subway system.

5. Back in 2006, seven men were arrested after allegedly plotting to bomb the Sears (now Willis) Tower and FBI offices.

The tower features 110 floors of office, retail, and recreational space.

6. Abdul Kadir, a former member of Guyana’s parliament, was arrested with three other men in 2007 in connection with plans to bomb the jet fuel line at JFK Airport.

Kadir was sentenced to life in prison.

7. Nineteen-year-old Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested in 2009 for a plot to bomb a Dallas skyscraper.

The 60-story Fountain Palace is the fifth tallest structure in Dallas.

8. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was taken down by fellow passengers before he could detonate a bomb on a flight over Detroit.

He confessed to the Christmas Day incident and admitted to carrying plastic explosives in his underwear.

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9. In 2012, Amine El Khalifi was arrested for a plot to carry out a suicide bombing at the United States Capitol.

The Moroccan man believed he was working with Al Qaeda, but he was actually in contact with undercover FBI agents the whole time.

10. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested in 2011 for plots to attack the Pentagon, United States Capitol, and U.S. soldiers abroad with IED devices.

Ferdaus was working with and supporting Al Qaeda.

11. In May 2010, Faisal Shahzad was arrested for an attempted car bombing in Times Square.

He was captured 53 hours after the failed plot, boarding a flight with Pakistan as the final destination.

12. In 2007, six men were arrested when plans were discovered targeting New Jersey’s Fort Dix base.

According to The Washington Post, their aim was “‘to kill as many American soldiers as possible’ with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and guns.”

13. Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee were caught after videotaping Washington-area buildings.

Before their arrests, they sent the footage to a London-based jihadist website.

Thanks to quick decision-making paired with countless hours of investigation, thousands — if not millions — of lives have been saved. It’s important to always remember and thank those who don’t get enough recognition. We salute you!