"The world is on fire": Sebastian Gorka (below) quoting a senior US intel analyst.
1. Gorka sheds light on how politics has corrupted intelligence and the ability to defend against jihad.
2. 400 Cars On Fire At Music Festival In Portugal
According to organizers of the week-long Andancas festival, the concert grounds underwent a “rapid” evacuation on Wednesday when a mystery blaze spread to hundreds of revelers’ cars.
No fewer than 160 firefighters using 42 support cars and four helicopters did what they could to stop the blaze, including dousing the lot by air, as the Observador reports.
Always good to remind ourselves of the Houthi motto: "God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam".
Yemen's Houthi rebels used civilians as human shields, Islamic State militants in the country received an influx of cash and al Qaeda has improved its roadside bombs, according to a confidential report by United Nations experts monitoring sanctions on Yemen.
The 105-page report to the U.N. Security Council, seen by Reuters on Thursday, also said a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia had violated international humanitarian law by bombing a civilian home in Al-Mahala village in May, and the monitors were investigating three other cases in which civilians were bombed.
Visitors were ordered away from France's most famous building as heavily armed cops descended on one of the world's most popular tourism sites.
There are French reports that the tower will not re-open until tomorrow morning.
Police have cordoned off the area and eyewitnesses have said that armed police are "all over the place".
Some people at the scene have reported that a "suspicious" package was the reason for the evacuation.
Tourists were evacuated shortly after 8pm and the process was reported to be "calm".
Security threats by suspect packages are now part of everyday life in France, especially on public transport but they are more rare at famous buildings, such as the Eiffel Tower.
So, not a mentally ill German goaded into his attack by some guy on a roof?
Munich killer Ali David Sonboly went on a weapons training holiday to Iran with his father before embarking on his killing spree, it is claimed today.
A fortnight after the 18-year-old lured young people to a McDonald's restaurant in Munich and killed nine of them before taking his own life it has emerged that the German-Iranian youth travelled with his father Masoud to Iran in December last year.
The news magazine Focus said that he underwent 'weapons training' while there which included firing guns, although it was not specified where.
A few interesting extras:
Here is an interview with an Australian Counter-Jihad activist explaining the situation down under.
Here is a new one-hour update from Robert Spencer on the state of the world: