Israel-Hamas war: Hezbollah terrorists fire heavy rockets at IDF | LiveNOW from FOX

The militant Hezbollah group downed an Israeli drone over southern Lebanon and fired heavy rockets at an Israeli military base. Hezbollah continues to target militants and civilian homes. Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Forces continue to push on Gaza's city of Rafah. Hezbollah fighters struck a Hermes 900 Kochav drone while firing along the Lebanon-Israel border. According to Israel war room, Hezbollah fired missiles at Israel on Sunday, with sirens sounding in northern Israel. Israeli Defense Forces fired at Hezbollah terror targets in southern Lebanon on Sunday. IDF warned civilians to remain in bomb shelters. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on X, 'Israel's conditions for ending the war have not changed: The destruction of Hamas' military and governing capabilities, the freeing of all hostages and ensuring that Gaza no longer poses a threat to Israel.'

4 Injured In Fire At Brooklyn Subway Station

Crime Down On New York's Subways
NEW YORK - JUNE 18: People wait for a train in a subway station June 18, 2003 in New York City. A new report by the New York Police Department (NYPD) reports that felonies are down 15 percent this year on New York's subways. The NYPD credits an increase in officers at subway stations for part of the drop in crime on trains and stations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
8:51 AM – Monday, December 25, 2023

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Four people have been injured as fire broke out in a Brooklyn, New York subway tracks.

On Sunday, at about 6:30 p.m., a fire broke out on the tracks, according to the Fire Department of New York, and firefighters were called to the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station on the A and C lines.

The fire took approximately sixty minutes to contain.

Those who were hurt were transported to the hospital with minor wounds.

According to reports, a fire started beneath a train.

Although the cause is being looked into, it is thought to be connected to the trash on the tracks.

A/C trains were briefly rerouted onto the F line, according to a social media post from NYC Transit. However, service had returned, albeit with delays, just after 8 p.m.

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Italy: Muslim migrant sets church nativity scene on fire, causing immense damage and destroying 17th century organ


Celebrate diversity! The new Europe is dawning, and what a beautiful sight it is!

“Parabiago, sets fire to the paper nativity scene in the church: the flames damage a 17th century organ, making the building unusable,” translated from “Parabiago, dà fuoco al presepe di carta nella chiesa: le fiamme danneggiano un organo del ‘600, edificio inagibile,” by Orlando Mastrillo, la Repubblica, December 15, 2023 (thanks to Medforth):

A column of black smoke was seen coming out of the entrance: the inhabitants’ attempts to limit the damage were useless. A North African was stopped, spotted with a burning stick in his hand, wandering around the country

A fire seriously damaged the church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Santa Elisabetta di Villastanza, a hamlet in the municipality of Parabiago, this afternoon, Friday.

The flames apparently started from the nativity scene housed in the religious structure, set by a man of North African origins who then ran away through the streets of the hamlet, stopped shortly afterwards by local police officers as he wandered around in a state of confusion.

As soon as the people present in the square in front noticed the smoke coming out of the main door, the firefighters were called while some citizens living in the area attempted to put out the flames with fire extinguishers, but to no avail.

The paper nativity scene caused high flames and smoke which damaged the wooden parts and also a 17th century organ. It took the Legnano firefighters a while to get under control of the fire.

Several witnesses said they saw a young man leaving the church with a burning stick in his hand and in a short time he was identified and stopped by the local Parabiaghese officers.

Mayor Raffaele Cucchi arrived on site to see what happened with his own eyes and expressed harsh words of condemnation for the gesture: “It is an attack on our traditions, our religion and our culture. The fire caused extensive damage to the seventeenth-century organ and to the entire church which will now not be available to the faithful of Villastanza a few days before Christmas.”

NYPD Orders All Officers To Report In Uniform After Ex-Hamas Leader Calls On Muslims Worldwide

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
12:29 PM – Thursday, October 12, 2023


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Following threats of cruelty and bloodshed from the former chief of Hamas, the New York Police Department ordered all officers to report for duty on Friday while wearing their official attire.

Khaled Meshaal, a former Hamas leader, urged Muslims worldwide to get together to fight “jihad” and to offer their “blood and souls” in sacrifice as part of a large-scale protest on Friday, October 13th.

All cops were instructed to stand ready in a document that the NYPD distributed on Wednesday night, according to the New York Post.

“All uniformed members of the service in every rank, will perform duty in the uniform of the day and be prepared for deployment,” the memo viewed by the outlet read. No officers will be granted shift changes or excusals until the order is lifted. But there is no timeline on when that will happen.

Additionally, police have been sent to entryways, parking lots, and station buildings, increasing security around all 77 NYPD precincts.

The Sanitation Department, Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority, and the New York Fire Department are currently collaborating to reduce any possible turmoil.

Since Hamas stormed Israel on Saturday, more than 1,200 people have died, including at least 27 Americans.

Several Americans were also reportedly held captive when the war first began, but they are now assumed to be dead, according to the State Department.

The Biden administration has since advised American individuals still present in Israel to arrange their own flights home.

Many U.S. officials and representatives expressed frustration regarding Biden’s lack of clarity and his unwillingness to help Americans in need who are still trapped in Israel.

“If Biden and his administration won’t prioritize American lives then I will step up and do his job for him! 77 Americans in 2 days safe and no longer trapped in Israel while Biden thinks of a plan. Politician Talk and Statesmen Act! This is the second country (Afghanistan 2021 & Israel 2023) we’ve had to save Americans because Biden had no plan and No leadership!” said Representative Cory Mills (R-Fla.)

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TENSIONS RISE: ‘F–You!’ Lahaina officials lash out at concerned citizens as residents return.

In Part Two of O'Keefe Media Group's Maui fire coverage, James O'Keefe confronts Hawaiian officials who told a fire victim to 'f--k off.' Armed with an undercover camera, a local resident captures the shocking incident before the police are called. Our team is on the ground in Lahaina, the epicenter of the Maui fires, challenging the governor's stifling of First Amendment rights. We've taken the fight to federal court with a lawsuit. Don't miss this eye-opening exposé on government overreach and the silencing of residents and journalists.

Ivanka Trump Feeds Maui Families Displaced By Devastating Wildfires

Ivanka Trump Feeds Maui Families Displaced By Devastating Wildfires

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
(Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

OAN’s James Meyers
4:45 PM – Monday, September 18, 2023


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Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, made a trip to Hawaii to help those who are still suffering from the tragic wildfires that took place last month.

CityServe teaming w/No Child Hungry & Calvary Chapel Church Maui (DailyMail fails to mention the Christian church) gets a surprise volunteer helper for Maui survivors (& others struggling in Biden's economy?), Ivanka Trump, w/a name tag saying only 'Iva.'

The former first daughter was on a charity mission with CityServe International, which included serving over 250,000 prepared meals to displaced families who are struggling to get back on track after the biggest wildfires in American history.

Additionally, Ivanka visited a Lahaina church that was being utilized as a temporary food bank and was able to talk to locals who now are trying to start their lives over.

“Her humble presence lifted spirits and reminded the people of Lahaina that they are not forgotten,” CityServe said in a statement.

“Amid the tears being shed, there are tangible signs of hope and love, and with the arrival of meals and supplies, our partners and team joined Ivanka in lifting boxes of supplies, comforting survivors and sharing meals to those who have lost everything,” the organization continued.

According to CityServe, Ivanka Trump distributed food, water, local produce, gift cards, and other essential supplies for those in need.

Furthermore, the charity is also providing gas cards and air filters to locals, which comes after residents were advised by officials to not drink the water in the area.

According to the group, a cargo plane filled with over $1 million worth of supplies will come to the Aloha State. The cargo haul will be filled with electric scooters, e-bikes, toys, dry foods, and small appliances “because of Ivanka’s connection”, the group said.

Currently, the damage across the island accounted for over 2,000 acres being burned. The death toll stands at 97 and 66 people remain missing. There are also an estimated 2,200 damaged or destroyed structures. 

According to experts, the cleanup will take several months and is predicted to cost almost $5.5 million. 

The former first daughter has reportedly left politics and decided to focus on charity work while raising her three children with her husband Jared Kushner.

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James O’Keefe Exposes Hawaii Gov’s Ban on Public Photography in Lahaina

James O'Keefe goes undercover in Lahaina, Hawaii, to reveal a shocking directive from Governor Josh Green: a prohibition on photography on public land. Local law enforcement is enforcing this outrageous order, but even members of the Hawaii National Guard have criticized these actions. But O'Keefe Media Group (OMG) isn't just reporting; we're taking action. We are suing Governor Josh Green for this blatant infringement on our 1st Amendment rights. This isn't merely about the freedom to take photos; it's about the freedom of the press and the right to hold our leaders accountable.

A Mother’s Heartbreaking Tale of Losing Her Son in the Maui Fires

A Mother's Heartbreaking Tale of Losing Her Son in the Maui Fires
(Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)
The people of Maui have been through a disaster of biblical proportions as wildfires swept the area earlier this month, leaving a path of destruction so vast that it left hundreds of people dead, thousands missing, and even more without homes. To make matters worse, it appears that an incompetent government may have actually added to the misery they have experienced. Somehow, that always seems to be the case, doesn’t it?

Both PJ Media’s Lincoln Brown and The Blaze reported that left-wing politics may have played a part in setting Maui up to burn to ashes, along with the delayed distribution of water the area needed badly. Guys, this is going to make you absolutely livid, so, if you have high blood pressure, you might want to do a little deep breathing and meditation before continuing on because this is horrendous.

The reports state that Herman Andaya, the administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency — who has since stepped down from his post — did not trust the public to react in a civilized, orderly manner, so he opted to not sound the alarm as the wildfires began to decimate the city of Lahaina. It doesn’t matter how you might think people will react; sound the alarm. That was literally his main job. His failure to execute his job duties is responsible for some of the loss of life that occurred during this tragedy.

It actually gets worse from here. Other officials for the city had been warned for years now that Lahaina is a high risk for wildfires, but they did nothing to work on implementing some sort of system that would help prevent such a disaster, including a lack of practiced escape plans and no early evacuations.

The Blaze goes on to point out that a large portion of the survivors were individuals who ignored orders issued by the government and state authorities. One mother who put her trust in those authorities to help the citizens of Lahaina has learned the hard way that her belief in the rightness of the government’s orders was misplaced.

Here’s more from a CBS report:

Luz Vargas ran a cleaning service in Lahaina and was working the day her town was reduced to ash and ruin. Her adopted son, Keyiro Fuentes, who would have turned 15 on Sunday, was five miles away at home, enjoying the last day of his summer vacation.

CBS News reported that when Vargas and her husband, Andres, learned about the threat of the fires, they jumped in the car and desperately tried to race home to their son.

Vargas told the media that she was told not to go and responded by only uttering two words: “My son.” She was in a race against time to reach her boy but encountered severe gridlock. They decided to leave the vehicle and try to get there on foot. Unfortunately, they were stopped by yet another obstacle in the form of a police barricade.

Related: State-Level Incompetence Made the Maui Fires Possible

National Public Radio reported that local law enforcement officers were preventing people from going back toward where the fires were raging.

“I told them my son is still in our house. I said he’s at this house on this street,” Vargas recounted in the conversation she had with CBS News, pointing out there was a language barrier making things even more difficult.

Vargas then revealed she managed to get by police, her flip-flops melting from the intensity of the heat, where a man on a motorcycle took her toward the fires where her son was located. However, when she attempted to enter the fire zone, she was stopped by first responders who told her they had already cleared the area and there was no one left, encouraging her to “have faith” that her son had escaped the blaze.

She and her husband, having been assured that the boy had escaped from the area, waited for him to show up at Honokowai Beach, regularly checking with authorities to see if he had arrived while also calling around the area. Two days later, Vargas made her way home, where she found out the area had, in fact, not been cleared, and one person remained.

Vargas found her son’s body in his bedroom, his arms wrapped around his dog. It just does not get more tragic than this. What’s to blame for her loss? Government ineptness. It’s infuriating.

“He was not as I expected, in ashes. God maintained him like this. So we knew it was him,” Vargas stated, revealing she prayed over her dead son’s body, “Please God, hold him for me.”

The child’s body was wrapped up in a blanket and carried half a mile to a police station. The victim’s brother, Josue, who also spoke with CBS News, said, “He was too young. If we still had time, I know he would have been a very, very, very good man.”

A report by the Associated Press revealed that the same barricades that slowed down Vargas also caused other residents of the area to actually lose their lives in the fires that tore their community apart.

West Maui residents attempting to flee the fires attempted to exit via the only paved road out of town, but authorities had reportedly set up a barricade, barring access to Highway 30. As a result, numerous cars were sent back into the flames, resulting in a number of people perishing in their vehicles.

Those who disregarded the barricade managed to survive, including one family who ignored the barricade and drove around it. Having ignored the instruction of authorities, the family ended up safe and secure in a nearby town 48 minutes later, reported the Associated Press.

Much of the loss of life could have been prevented had the alarm been sounded and proper precautions taken long before the wildfires broke out. Authorities knew it was a big risk for their town, yet they did nothing to ensure the safety of residents. There needs to be consequences for this level of incompetence.

The Truth About Maui

Alexa Lavoie and Lincoln Jay are heading to the town of Lahaina, located on the Hawaiian island of Maui, to find answers about whether this wildfire was the result of “climate change” — or a natural catastrophe, administrative negligence, criminal actions, or the unfortunate convergence of several factors.

Emergency Maui County Council Meeting Highlights: Lahaina Fires – Community Outcry

On August 8th, a devastating fire swept through the historic town of Lahaina, leaving a community in anguish. In this emotional meeting, community members, businesses, and non-profit organizations plead with officials to be heard. Their rage, despair, and determination to heal are palpable. State and county officials face major questions regarding their response. Watch for a raw and unfiltered look into a community striving to rebuild and heal. Don't miss this viral video as it captures the essence of a community in crisis.

Maui County Mayor Says 850 People Are Still Missing After Fires~Climate Change Didn’t Cause the Maui Fires, Environmentalists Did

Biden HUMILIATED with His Own Katrina DISASTER!!!

Maui County Mayor Says 850 People Are Still Missing After Fires

Maui County Mayor Richard T. Bissen (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
12:13 PM – Monday, August 21, 2023


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Hawaiian officials say that 850 individuals are still missing following the catastrophic Lahaina fires, according to data obtained by the FBI and local police as of Monday morning.

Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen stated in a social media video that 114 people have been confirmed dead, 27 have been identified, and at least 11 families have been contacted.

Although more than 800 are still missing, the number had initially been estimated at well over 1,500.

“To the tireless work of the FBI and the Maui Police Department, 1,285 individuals have been located safe,” Bissen said. “We are both saddened and relieved about these numbers as we continue the recovery process.”

Bissen stated that these figures will fluctuate on a daily basis, and he requested that anyone who has close family members who are missing as a result of the fire send DNA samples in order to assist in the identification process.

Locals can offer such samples at a Family Assistance Center set up at the Hyatt Regency Ka’anapali on Nohea Kai Drive.

The Maui County Mayor is scheduled to hold a press conference on Tuesday to answer questions from the public.

“Our lives have changed forever, and things will not be the same,” he said. “What will be the same is the way we care for each other as we grieve and go through this together.”

The fast-moving flames devastated Maui this month, with the ancient town of Lahaina bearing the brunt of the damage. The town was entirely destroyed with over 2,700 structures demolished.

Some locals and visitors even ran into the ocean to escape the fiery hellscape, while others attempted to flee on foot or by vehicle.

Bissen was also questioned by reporters about how many children are currently missing due to the disaster, but he failed to find a response or reason for why Hawaiian officials did not have an estimate.

President Joe Biden is reportedly scheduled to visit Hawaii on Monday to assess the devastation and meet with survivors.

His administration has been chastised by a number of officials and local Hawaiians for choosing to vacation with family rather than respond to the crisis in a quick manner.

This is a developing story.

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Climate Change Didn’t Cause the Maui Fires, Environmentalists Did

Instead of preparing for wildfires, Hawaii was busy going "green."


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Politicians, the media and environmentalists spent the past week blaming the Maui fires on global warming.

“That level of destruction, and a fire hurricane, something new to us in this age of global warming, was the ultimate reason that so many people perished,”  Hawaii Gov. Joshua Green claimed, while ignoring his state’s mismanagement of the disaster and its botched response at every level from the power grid that wasn’t secured to the sirens that didn’t go off.

Winds whipping up a fire isn’t some exciting new disaster, it’s how things have always worked in Hawaii where about 0.5% of Hawaii’s land burns every year. The worst previous Maui fire in 2010 was fed by 40 mph winds. This time the winds hit 67 mph. The bad timing of an electrical disaster with high winds, not ‘global warming’ made for something old, not new.

But the ultimate reason so many people perished is that Hawaii government officials failed in their responsibilities toward the residents and tourists they had been milking all these years.

And, conveniently, decided to blame global warming instead of taking responsibility.

Hawaii’s Sen. Mazie Hirono told CNN that “We very much need to acknowledge that climate change is upon us,” urging the heathen to repent and bow to the exciting new apocalypse.

And the global warming circus and its endless scams was just getting started.

The board chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs blamed the fires on the “climate crisis” and “colonialism”. Bloomberg ran an op-ed titled ‘Maui Fires Show Climate Change’s Ugly Reach’.

‘Fire and Fury: The Story of the 2023 Maui Fire and its Implications for Climate Change,’ a book written a few days into the wildfires, shot up the Amazon bestseller list. Its author, ‘Dr. Miles Stones’ appears to have been made up. But, then again, so was global warming.

A security camera captured what started the fires, and it wasn’t ‘climate change’.

A tree fell on a power line, there was an arc flash, a drop in power, and the fires began. The sirens didn’t go off and the water wasn’t released in time to properly fight the fires. None of those things had anything to do with a changing climate, but with ideological mismanagement.

But if a tree falls and no one is around to see it, politicians will blame global warming.

Hawaiian Electric claims to be the “most progressive and forward-thinking energy company in the world” whose mission was to “act with boldness and urgency, without fear of failure” to “build a sustainable Hawaii”. The massive devastation in Maui is proof of its accomplishments.

The progressive energy company was aware that there were serious wildfire risks, but instead, it prioritized green energy programs. It failed to shut off the power in time and its trucks ended up blocking evacuation routes. But at least “the company’s focus on equity includes approaching everything we do with an equitable lens” meant that people burned to death equitably.

Given a choice between the unglamorous business of preventing wildfires or going green, Hawaiian Electric picked the option that was sure to win praise from politicians and environmentalists. Solar panels replaced actual power plants and customers were lectured incessantly about global warming and the environmental stewardship of the company.

Hawaiian Electric CEO Shelee Kimura received environmental awards and boasted of having grown the state’s “clean energy resources”’ and worked to “decarbonize Hawaii’s economy”.

The over 100 dead people have been carbonized now.

The Maui Emergency Management Agency didn’t sound the sirens to warn people to evacuate but its hazard mitigation plan was focused on fighting “climate change”.

As the fires burned, a Hawaii water official blocked the release of the water. The official, Kaleo Manuel, an alumnus of the Obama Asia Pacific Leaders program, believes “that ancient wisdom and traditional ecological knowledge of native peoples will help save the Earth.”

Coming to his defense was Earthjustice, originally spun off from the defense lawyers for the environmentalist extremists of the Sierra Club.

While the scale of the fires has attracted attention, they’re not a new phenomenon. .

When the Polynesian colonists, now popularly described as “indigenous” first arrived, they slashed and burned much of the existing grasslands, wiping out whatever existed including the original population, which was killed, eaten, or enslaved. The actual indigenous people of Hawaii were born as slaves, had their foreheads tattooed, and were used for human sacrifice.

Some of the leftist descendants of the colonists, heavily intermarried with Westerners, have carved out an economic niche denouncing “Western colonialism” and upholding “native ways” which usually involve getting an academic or bureaucratic position and pretentiously using Hawaiian terms while bemoaning the utopia that Hawaii could have been without America.

These sorts of activists, collaborating with environmentalists, helped to cause a disaster on Maui, much as their counterparts recently did in Puerto Rico by mismanaging the infrastructure, failing at their most basic responsibilities, and then blaming Western technology for the mess.

Hawaii’s feudal nobles believed that they were descended from the gods, and its new nobility claims to be descended from the oppressed victims of colonialism and technology. They denounce the plantations and champion “native ways of growing crops” which would be unable to support their own population, never mind anyone else, and which aren’t native to Hawaii, but were brought over by their ancestors. Hawaii’s plants are more fire resistant, not because they’re superior to western agriculture, but because they had to survive the Polynesian colonizing wave of arsons.

If professional indigenous activists are really sincere, they’ll get rid of all the technology and live the way their ancestors did without smartphones, the internet, antibiotics, or indoor plumbing. Since that isn’t happening, maybe they can try to manage the technology responsibly instead of allying with leftist environmentalists to undermine the state’s infrastructure.

Climate change and colonialism didn’t cause the Maui wildfires. Environmentalists did.

It’s no coincidence that California and Hawaii were both devastated by preventable disasters. Both one-party states ignored responsible wildfire prevention policies and instead adopted the fashionable dogma that every natural disaster is caused by global warming and that the only way to head off natural disasters is by putting up solar panels and condemning technology.

These environmental policies cost human lives, homes, and billions of dollars. In response to disasters caused by their neglect of infrastructure and disaster management due to their belief in global warming, the climate cult blames the resulting catastrophe on global warming.

From Hawaii’s governor on down, global warming is an excuse for corruption and incompetence. Global warming isn’t a problem, those who believe in it are.

White House Scrambles After President’s Latest Slip As Maui Burns~LATEST MAUI REPORT~Herman Andaya, Maui’s emergency services director, has resigned amid criticism~TRUMP & RON PAUL RESPOND~’DESERVE NO MERCY’: Biden admin enrages families of 9/11 victims TOO~BIDEN’S PSEUDONYMS DISCOVERED!

As Americans from coast to coast tune in to witness the devastation that has shaken the idyllic island of Maui, President Biden’s recent speech mishap in Milwaukee has ignited a storm of its own.


LATEST REPORT: Inside the horrors of the Maui wildfires

David Muir speaks with Maui survivors, first responders, and others about their harrowing experiences and frustrations as more details behind the deadly blaze emerge.

Maui fire: top emergency official resigns amid scrutiny over wildfire response

Herman Andaya, Maui’s emergency services director, has resigned amid criticism for not using sirens to alert residents, according to the Associated Press. Maui Mayor Richard Bissen made the announcement, citing “health reasons” as the reason for Andaya's resignation. At least 111 people – including children have been killed by the fire. Officials expect the death toll to continue to rise as search teams look into more areas.


Hannity: PSEUDONYMS-These are new bombshell allegations against Biden

Pakistan: Muslims set fire to a total of 21 churches and 40 Christian homes on accusations of blasphemy by Christian


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No religious minority is safe in Pakistan.

“Make ready for them all that you can of force and of warhorses, so that by them you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy…” (Qur’an 8:60)

Meanwhile, 129 Muslims have been arrested, but it is unlikely that there will be a serious or thorough investigation, or any severe consequences for the men who have done this, as most Pakistani authorities in cases of this kind are more sympathetic to the attackers than the victims.



“Pakistani police arrest 129 Muslims after mob attacks Christian churches,” PA News Agency, August 17, 2023:

Police arrested more than 100 Muslims in overnight raids from an area in eastern Pakistan where a Muslim mob attacked churches and homes of minority Christians, prompting authorities to summon troops to restore order, officials said on Thursday.

The attack by the mob was prompted by the alleged desecration of the Koran by a Christian man.

There were no casualties as Christians living in a residential area in the city of Jaranwala in the Faisalabad district moved to safer places following one of the country’s most deadly attacks against Christians.

Christians slowly returned to their homes Thursday, only to see the destruction of at least one church that was burned.

Four other churches were also damaged and two dozen homes were torched or badly damaged during the riots.

Speaking outside her home, which had been torched, Shazia Amjad said: “We were sitting at home when suddenly we heard that a mob is coming and it is burning homes and attacking churches.”

She told The Associated Press that the rioters burned household items and furniture. Some of her possessions were stolen as she moved to a safer place with her family, she added.

Mrs Amjad said the rioters sprinkled petrol to burn homes in their area and they stole jewellery and other things. Other Christians described similar ordeals and expressed bewilderment.

Local Christians consoled each other outside their damaged homes, as many women wept and cried over the destruction. Those whose homes were burned had no idea where to go or what to do now.

On Wednesday, Khalid Mukhtar, a local priest, said that most Christians living in the area had fled to safer places.

“Even my house was burned,” he said, adding that he believes most of Jaranwala’s 17 churches had been attacked.

Delegations of Muslim clerics arrived in Jaranwala to help calm the situation, as troops and police patrolled the area.

Local authorities have shut schools and offices and banned rallies for a week to prevent more violence.

The violence drew nationwide condemnation, with caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar ordering police to ensure the rioters are arrested.

On Thursday, Rizwan Khan, the regional police chief, said 129 suspects had been arrested and the situation was under control.

The violence erupted after some Muslims living in the area claimed they had seen a local Christian, Raja Amir, and his friend tearing out pages from a Koran, throwing them on the ground and writing insulting remarks on other pages.

Police say they are trying to arrest Mr Amir to determine whether he desecrated Islam’s holy book.

According to Mr Khan, the mob quickly gathered and began attacking multiple churches and several Christian homes…

Maui wildfires: Biden approves disaster declaration amid Americans’ fears of rising death toll

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in the wake of the deadly fires in Hawaii, he announced during an event in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday. Biden said that all major federal resources will be available to help the people and impacted areas recover.


Death toll from Maui wildfire reaches 100, making it the deadliest in the US in more than 100 years

A raging wildfire that swept through a picturesque town on the Hawaiian island of Maui this week has killed at least 89 people, authorities said Saturday, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire of the past century. The new death toll Saturday came as federal emergency workers with axes and cadaver dogs picked through the aftermath of the blaze, marking the ruins of homes with a bright orange X for an initial search and HR when they found human remains. Dogs worked the rubble, and their occasional bark — used to alert their handlers to a possible corpse — echoed over the hot and colorless landscape.

08-12-2023 Lahaina, HI - Man Describes Apocalyptic Living Conditions Post Fire

Extent of Lahaina devastation made clear in aerial footage

Emergency: Hawaiian Fires Rage On, Forcing Some Locals To Flee Into Ocean

Emergency: Hawaiian Fires Rage On, Forcing Some Locals To Flee Into Ocean

Wildfires in Hawaii fanned by strong winds burned multiple structures in areas including historic Lahaina town, forcing evacuations and closing schools in several communities Wednesday, and rescuers pulled a dozen people escaping smoke and flames from the ocean. (Zeke Kalua/County of Maui via AP)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
12:42 PM – Wednesday, August 9, 2023


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Wildfires whipped up by Hurricane Dora’s winds are wreaking havoc in Hawaii, requiring evacuations, rescues, and school closures, as well as an emergency proclamation from the acting governor.

Some locals also claim to have witnessed numerous power lines fall during the storm, which only strengthened the fires.

Acting Governor Sylvia Luke issued the proclamation for counties in Maui and the Big Island on Tuesday.

The hurricane’s eye was “churning far south of the islands,” but winds were still hitting much of the state.

“We are closely following the wildfires caused by the strong winds of Hurricane Dora,” Luke said. “The safety of our residents is paramount, and this emergency proclamation will activate the Hawaii National Guard to support emergency responders in the impacted communities.”

In addition to the Hawaii National Guard being activated to help contain the fires on Maui and the Big Island, the United States Army’s 25th Infantry Division will reportedly be sending helicopters to assist with fire suppression if the winds die down enough, according to Jeff Hickman, a spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Defense.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Hawaiian Islands’ leeward areas.

According to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA), there have been no verified fatalities as of Wednesday morning. The state’s EMA also said that communication on the island is intermittent, and the 9-1-1 line is unavailable in parts of West Maui.

Six fires have burned over 1,800 acres throughout Maui and the Big Island as of Tuesday night.

“Multiple structures have burned and multiple evacuations are in place, as firefighter crews continue battling brush and structure fires in Upcountry and Lahaina areas,” officials said in a statement, later adding, “In West Maui, fire crews from Napili, Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailuku responded to the fast-moving fire, which was fueled by strong winds as Hurricane Dora passed well south of Hawaii.”

According to the statement, the governor’s proclamation also permitted necessary steps by the director of the state’s Emergency Management Agency and the administrator of Emergency Management.

The U.S. Coast Guard also responded to calls and joined in on the efforts.

“A @USCG 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew from Station Maui has successfully rescued 12 individuals from the waters off Lahaina,” the guard’s Hawaii Pacific patrol said on social media.

According to the state’s EMA, the victims are suspected to have leaped into the ocean to escape the fire.

There has been no formal shutdown of Kahului Airport, Maui’s principal airport, although there have been delays due to the smoke. The EMA urges travelers to verify the status of their flights with their carriers.

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Fire Destroys Office Of Senator Rand Paul

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 03: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during the Confirmation Hearing Held For SBA Administrator Nominee Isabella Casillas Guzman at the US Capitol on February 03, 2021 in Washington, DC.Previously Guzman served as the Director of California's Office of the Small Business Advocate. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

SENATOR TARGETED? Fire at Rand Paul's Office Day After He Referred Fauci for Investigation



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A fire at the building that houses the office of Senator Rand Paul, along with a local law firm, heavily damaged the building and the offices inside.

BREAKING: The fire department is reportedly on scene at Rand Paul’s (R-KY) office in Bowling Green, Kentucky after it caught fire overnight. (the story is still developing)

According to the Daily News, spokeswoman of the Bowling Green Fire Department, Katie McKee, Fire crews had received reports of the fire early Friday morning around 2 a.m., once they arrived on the scene additional units were called in due to the intensity of the fire.

According to authorities, six units had to trim down nearby trees in order to be able to hose down the second-story office windows. Firefighters also manned the aerials on firetrucks in order to be able to combat the fire from above. The fire took the efforts of nine total units in order to be contained.

The fire caused the roof of the building to collapse and heavy gray smoke to linger after the flames were extinguished.

Senator Paul (R-Ky.) released a statement saying that he was thankful for the first responders and their efforts to extinguish the flames and that he is currently working with authorities to assess the damages that were caused, and what started the blaze.

“We have a very well-established emergency management plan,” he said. “And have the ability to continue operations that will not impact our work helping Kentuckians.”

The fire happened a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci was officially referred to the Department of Justice by Paul for prosecution for lying to Congress under oath. According to the Senator, Fauci had repeatedly lied to Congress in an effort to cover up material regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

“[W]e ended up referring him [Dr. Fauci] again this week to the Department of Justice, for prosecution for lying to Congress” Paul had told Breitbart News Daily.

No injuries were reported after the fire and the cause is still currently under investigation.

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