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Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:09 PM

 

Al-Qaida magazine cites weakness of Buffalo Niagara region

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/politics/al-qaida-magazine-cites-weakness-of-buffalo-niagara-region-20140320

“We have every right to be concerned,” Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, said at a news conference in Buffalo. “When you’re identified, specifically, by an al-Qaida-inspired publication that is disseminated throughout the world to people who want to do harm to us, they’re paying attention. The bureaucrats in Washington, particularly the Department of Homeland Security, need to pay attention on behalf of the people of this community.”

The magazine’s threat against Buffalo can be found in its Spring 2014 issue, in an article called “24/7 Terrorism” that’s essentially a dull-as-dust account of a September 2013 House subcommittee hearing – with a pro-al-Qaida spin put on it.

“All the participants agreed that the U.S. strategy in countering jihad is failing and fruitless,” the article said of the hearing, which was conducted by the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. “The following points presented by the contributors demonstrate how so.”

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:14 PM

1. Translation: "We'd like a very fat check from DHS, please

unless you WANT al-Qaida set up a cell in the Dairy Queen parking lot on Delavan Avenue!"

I don't know what's more shocking: The fact that the Buffalo News donated so much space to a non-story, the incredibly awful writing and slanted sourcing, or the fact that it's such a brazen plea for additional unnecessary funding for a non-existent terrorism threat...

You know some other soft, loosely-defended public targets? Death Valley, the Everglades, Wyandotte County, Kansas, Mount McKinley, etc. etc...

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:18 PM

2. Does it? I have to admit I skipped ahead ot the hot new Salafist fashions this summer

 

"Black: it's the new black!"

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:27 PM

3. Spring 2014 issue: 101 ways to drive your 12 oppressed wives wild!

 

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:30 PM

4. We'll probably spend $400,000,000 or so on military hardware to respond to this "threat".

 

Meanwhile, we can't afford to repair our bridges.

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:30 PM

5. Is this The Onion?

 

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:31 PM

6. What if the publisher has some security equipment to

sell?

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:34 PM

7. They might start a fire in North Tonawanda...nt

Sid

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Response to seveneyes (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:54 PM

8. I go straight to the Fatwas to the Editor page.

I used to read their sports page, but I swore off when they called for beheadings after their March Madness bracket got screwed by Dayton.

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