Mass murderer Omar Mateen, 29, who killed 50 people and wounded 53 people in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl., called 911 just before he started the shooting, to pledge his allegiance to the ISIS Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, NBC News reported. Mateen also reminded the 911 operator of the Tsarnaev brothers from the Boston Marathon bombing, according to CBS News.
California congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, told CNN: “What I’ve heard from the Department of Homeland Security this morning is that, according to local police, he made a pledge of allegiance to ISIS.” Schiff also said the shooting was “highly indicative of an ISIL-inspired attack,” and that the shooter “was heard praying in a foreign language and I don’t know if this was at some point during the course of the shooting but that’s what I’m hearing, obviously second-hand, coming ultimately from local police.”
According to media reports citing the FBI, the gunman, the son of Afghan parents, opened fire on the dance floor of the Pulse night club early Sunday morning. At least 50 people were killed and 53 others were injured in the shooting. According to President Obama, who delivered a 10-minute message around 2 PM EDT, this was the deadliest mass shooting in US history. According to a surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center who spoke to the media, the death toll will likely be higher. The FBI is investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism, and the agency is looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf.
As of Sunday afternoon, ISIS has yet to claim credit for the attack, and the FBI suspects it was probably ISIS-inspired, like the San Bernardino shooting, and not ISIS-planned, like the attacks in Europe.
Channel 9 news in Orlando last April broadcast a video uncovered by a group called The United West, of Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, who in 2013 spoke at the Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford, FL, calling for the death of all homosexuals in the spirit of the tenets of the Shariah Islamiyya, or Islamic Law. He said, “Death is the sentence. We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this, death is the sentence… We have to have that compassion for people, with homosexuals, it’s the same, out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”
Next week, at the international defense and security industry trade show Eurosatory, Elbit will unveil IronVision, the first Helmet Mounted Display (HMS) designed for the crews of armored vehicles. IronVision is a 360-degree panoramic situational awareness system, part of Elbit’s See-Through Armor (STA) architecture, that enables tank and infantry crewmen to “see-through” their vehicle’s armor in real-time, creating a clear and complete visualization of the battlefield, even when the hatches are down.
IronVision’s 360-degree, high-resolution imagery is projected in full color and zero latency to the wearer’s visor, offering a bright and vivid display of the surroundings in both day and night and all types of weather.
The new HMS is based on the proven sensors and system architecture that is already integrated with thousands of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft systems that are already in use by most modern air forces worldwide. IronVision incorporates advanced See-Through Armor (STA) technology that lets the wearers obtain full, real-time, Situational Awareness (SA) and locate, identify and track enemy targets.
Through its user-friendly interface, IronVision leverages the digital infrastructure of the vehicle by seamlessly integrating STA technology with existing C4I and warning systems, which creates a powerful cognitive simplifier for the commander, enabling him to make complex situation-dependent decisions in split seconds, and also leads to more freedom and fewer distractions for the driver.
Before you watch the video below, please read! (From the Facebook post)
Yesterday was awesome! I mean really awesome!
There were tens of thousands of Jews who gathered in Jerusalem to sing, dance and celebrate the Jewish return to Zion. Something we dreamed about for 2,000 years. After you watch it, please share it. It is important for all to see!
While so many joined the festivities of Jerusalem Day, left wing organizations attempted to ruin the party. Many left wingers curse the day we liberated Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. They actually treat this day with disdain. It is heartbreaking to see Jews siding with our enemies instead of focusing on rejoicing with the gift we were given; Jerusalem. It is horrible to hear Jews accepting historical lies our enemies are using to justify the murder of Jews.
In past years, there have been incidents of vandalism as individuals used the celebration to vent their anger at the Islamic terror and they inexcusably took it out on random Arab people. This behavior has nothing to do with the tens of thousands of others who were there to celebrate, but facts like that do not have any importance to the left wing activists I met.
The first activist I met was Sarah Tuttle Singer. For those who don’t know Sarah, she is the head social media person at the The Times of Israel.
She did not come to march, she came to stand against the march and when I asked if she was here to celebrate, all she could do was let out a gag as if to say, “you must be kidding me!”
She was there to report on what she was hoping to see, the vandalizing minority that people like Sarah thrive on. The problem is, she did not find them! NOT ONE!
While she must have been disappointed that she was unable to justify her rabid anti Jerusalem Day parade attitude, she was unable to admit it as she wrote her status that evening and said that others were saying this was one of the most calmest Jerusalem Day Parades. What do you mean others said, YOU WERE THERE SARAH! Can’t you admit you were MISTAKEN!
I asked her several questions about her political views which she had a hard time explaining and then I shut off the phone per her request. We did continue talking and as she usually does, she began to use profanity and sexual innuendo. She proudly told me how the Muslims in the area are her friends and I explained to her that is because she shares the same views as they do. I challenged her to go into the market and ask the first Muslim why they built a mosque on our Temple Mount and see how friendly they react. I offered to join her in the market as we challenge any Arab shop owner to give a date when Israel occupied Palestine from them or when such a country called Palestine ever existed. At first she agreed and then she said that she does not want to cause incitement…
CASE CLOSED! She did promise we would do so in the future…ya never know.
Next I met people from an organization call Tag Meir. This is an organization that fights Jewish violence and says absolutely nothing about Islamic terror. This is not a charge I am making, this is their charter.
The problem is not that this organization is opposed to random acts of violence by Jews, the problem is the Muslims they were giving flowers to are the ones who believe they are justified in attempting to destroy Israel and murder Jews. The leftists claimed 4 Arabs have been murdered by “Tag Mechir” over the last 68 years. I do not know who those 4 are but even if the number is true and unfortunate, not sure 4 murders justifies an organization to give flowers out to those who encourage the murder of Jews or focus on Jewish acts of vandalism while ignoring the thousands of Jews murdered by radical Islamic terror.
The bonus round was the Young Arab lady who was there and who claimed we occupied Jerusalem from the Arabs in 1984!!! When asked when an Arab Palestine country existed pre-Israel, she really lost it. Unfortunately my phone shut off and I did not get the Israeli women who claimed that Israel was the one who refused the partition plan because we wanted war with the Arabs. I tried to get her name to have her repeat her ludicrous claims afterwards but she naturally refused.
I then met a guy with another left wing, self hating organization that was there specifically to catch any Jews who bangs on Arab doors. The problem is not that they wanted to catch these vandals, the problem was they were spreading libels against the tens of thousands of people there as if they were involved in a crime that simply did not happen yet! They were there not to cover the event but to cover the person who is misbehaving and they made it perfectly clear that they were indeed generalizing.
Why is this important to see?
It is important to see because today’s war is an information war and it must be known that we have people from within who are simply misinformed and causing tremendous harm to Israel. We must not be silent! We must stand up and shout the truth.
Talking about shouting, my blood was boiling! How could Jews act like this and side with our enemies?
“Who has ever heard of a full-scale regional war beginning on a Monday and ending by Saturday the same week?” asks the book “The Six-Day War Scroll,” published by the Mizrachi World Movement. It was a war where one tiny country of 2.5 million defended itself resoundingly against five neighboring countries with a combined military might of twice the number of soldiers, three times the number of tanks and four times the number of aircraft.
For three nail-biting weeks Israel was facing existential danger where many were imagining a return of the Holocaust, and then, one morning, the country and the nation experienced what could only be described as supernatural redemption, repelling the enemies and returning to ancient Biblical lands, including the holiest site, the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.
“Six Days of Miracles” is an uplifting historic short highlighting the miraculous events of the Six Day War and emphasizing the Divine hand orchestrating these remarkable events from behind the scenes, based on the book. The Mizrachi World Movement has partnered with the author of the Hebrew edition Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi and the Sifriyat Beit El publishing house in bringing this new Hebrew/English edition to the English-speaking world.
The film opens with a thought-provoking quote by Albert Einstein: “There are only two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.” For most Jews, every passing year reveals even more intensely the divine miracles that began with the 1967 war, and are still with us.
Decorated special forces soldier Sgt. Yehuda Yitzchak Hayisraeli who fought and was critically injured in the 2014 Gaza War, during the courageous attempt to retrieve the late Lt. Hadar Goldin who had been captured and killed by Hamas. Sgt. Yehuda was in a coma for two years, surrounded by his wife and family, who never gave up on him. His son Erez was born and was circumcised while his hero father was still in a coma, an event that focused national attention on the family one more time.
Then a miracle happened and Yehuda came out of the coma, a few months ago. Since then he has been engaged in a grueling and demanding rehab process, where he is re-learning a large variety of basic skills, on the way to full recovery. Eventually the time came for Yehuda to be discharged from the hospital to continue his rehab at home. Like every injured soldier, the defense ministry pays for adjusting his home environment to his rehab needs. But Yehuda is a resident of the community of Ofra in Judea and Samaria, and since the entire region is under a construction freeze in an attempt to please Israel’s many friends in the world, the funds could not be legally transferred to him, no matter how deserving he may be.
The family was dumbfounded at this degree of bureaucratic autism, but a group of Israeli citizens who last week heard about the case in the media decided to come to their aid. They launched a communal fundraising page on the website headstart.co.il, and asked for the equivalent of $156,000, the amount needed to pay for Yehuda’s accommodations. As of Sunday morning, the page has raised $373,061.61 from 7,778 individuals.
On the fundraising page, the organizers have thanked profusely everyone who contributed (including opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog who gave about $300), and declared that the collection will continue, at least until the official expiration time, which is in 26 days. The money will go to provide for Yehuda’s family in the next year or so.
Nearly half a century after the Temple Mount was declared by IDF General Mota Gur to be in our hands, the Israeli police continue to disprove that statement.
During a visit to the Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day, a young Jewish man responded to well-wishes from Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, and answered “Amen” — at which point he was arrested by the Israeli police.
The young man was released a short time after, but the police have forbidden him to visit the Temple Mount again, and he must also appear before a hearing to commit to not breaking the rules against free speech and Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.
Rabbi Ariel, who greeted the young man, is the head of the Temple Mount Institute and a paratrooper who fought to liberate Jerusalem during the 6 Day War.
It appears Rabbi Ariel still has more fighting to do to liberate Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.