NYC man who tried to behead daughter caught trying to join ISIS

http://www.christianaction.org/news/2015/7/30/nyc-man-who-tried-to-behead-daughter-caught-trying-to-join-isis

From Frontpagemag.com

By Daniel Greenfield

Arafat M. Nagi, a Muslim in New York, has done his part to enrich the fabric of our diversity by not working since 2009.

Nagi said he has not worked since 2009 when he was injured. He told the judge he previously worked delivering medication to pharmacies for Prestige Delivery Systems, but was fired. He also described himself as disabled, although he never has filed for disability benefits.

Nagi said he relies on family members to pay his bills.

Nagi said he is divorced and the father of a son, 23, and daughter, 21.

Also he tried to behead his daughter.

Officers Pyjas and Fino responded to a Ingham Avenue address for a menacing complaint. After speaking with a witness who states that she was with Arafat M. Nagi’s, 42, daughter when he pulled up next to them and displayed a large knife. Nagi’s daughter ran into her residence to call 911 and he told the witness that he was going to shoot and behead his daughter. Nagi was located a short distance away inside of his vehicle. He was arrested after the officers located a large knife inside of his vehicle he was Nagi was charged with menacing 3rd degree and criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree.

That was two years ago. You would have thought he could have been jailed or deported by now.

Anyway aside from all that, Arafat Nagi was into long walks on the beach by moonlight and Jihad.

Arafat Nagi, 44, was preparing to leave Lackawanna and agents believed he was headed to the Middle East to fight with ISIS, prompting agents to take him into custody, according to a source.

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. at a news conference Wednesday said Nagi has on two separate occasions traveled from Lackawanna to Turkey to try and join the terrorist organization, which also is known as ISIL.

Will the United States finally be rid of Arafat? Don’t count on it. Either way taxpayers will subsidizing him until the end of his miserable life. Just like the real Arafat and his PLO.

The last time Lackawanna made headlines it was because of the Lackawanna Six, a sleeper cell of six Yemeni Muslims aiding Al Qaeda. Arafat Nagi also appears to be Yemeni.

There are a whole bunch of Yemeni Muslims living in Lackawanna, New York, because this country’s government has an obsessive death wish.

More than 1,100 people of Yemeni descent live in Lackawanna. Their culture and their faith set them apart from others in the city – and co-existence has had its rough edges.

This is a piece of ethnic America where the Arabic-speaking Al-Jazeera television station is beamed in from Qatar through satellite dishes to Yemenite-American homes; where young children answer “Salaam” when the cell phone rings, while older children travel to the Middle East to meet their future husband or wife; where soccer moms don’t seem to exist, and where girls don’t get to play soccer – or, as some would say, football.

That was 13 years ago. Assume there are a lot more than that now in a population of less than 20,000.

A popular stretch of Ridge Road now has Yemini and American flags waving. Some residents in the community don’t welcome it, but the Mayor of Lackawanna said he’s not backing down.

“Some people don’t like the fact that they’re flying side by side with our flag. Then my response was well you didn’t call anybody or complain when the Polish flags were flying side by side with the American flags,” said Mayor Geoff Szymanski, (D).

Szymansky said the Yeminite community is the fastest growing community in Lackawanna.

Except that the red in the Yemeni flag stands for the “blood of martyrs” and Yemen is currently divided between ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran’s Shiite Houthi terrorists. That’s a little different than the Poles.

Also the Poles don’t seem to be joining ISIS as much.

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Mainland China sees manufacturing index slow more during July

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/china-business/2015/08/02/442221/Mainland-China.htm

BEIJING — Mainland Chinese manufacturing activity slowed further in July, official data showed Saturday, an early sign of weakness for the world’s second-largest economy in the second half of this year.

The official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 50.0 last month, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement.

The reading, which tracks activity in China’s vast factory and workshop sector, decelerated slightly from 50.2 in June.

The index is seen as a key barometer of the Asian giant’s economic health, a key driver of global growth. A figure above 50 signals expansion in the sector, while anything below indicates contraction.

“The decline of the official PMI suggests the manufacturing sector remained weak,” economists from Australian bank ANZ said in a statement.

They predicted that the mainland Chinese authorities would further ease credit in the second half of 2015 in an attempt to shore up growth.

The official report showed a better result than an independent survey sponsored by Chinese media group Caixin, announced late last month. Its preliminary PMI reading for July tumbled to a 15-month low of 48.2.

Caixin is due to release the final figure, compiled by financial information services provider Markit, on Monday.

China’s economy, a key driver of global growth, expanded 7.4 percent last year, the weakest since 1990, and has slowed further this year, growing 7.0 percent in each of the first two quarters.

Authorities, while accepting the need to steer China’s growth lower to make it more sustainable, have still taken stimulatory measures to put a floor on the slowdown.

The central People’s Bank of China in June announced its latest cut in benchmark interest rates, the fourth such move since November, in a bid to kick-start lending.

It also reduced for the third time this year the amount of cash banks must keep in reserve and has taken other steps such as easing mortgage policies to boost the property market.

Adding uncertainty to China’s growth outlook has been a bout of intense volatility in the country’s benchmark Shanghai stock index that saw it plunge more than 30 percent after peaking on June 12, forcing authorities to implement support measures including limiting stock sales and funding purchases.

Malawian Circumcised Men Most Likely to Be Infected By HIV, Research Shows

http://allafrica.com/stories/201507271884.html

Research conducted in Malawi revealed that circumcised men were the ones with a high prevalence of HIV rate in Malawi, Malawi24 can reveal.

The research which was conducted long before the championing of the circumcision campaign dispelled the assumptions that circumcision reduces the chances of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

A document which Malawi24 has seen and throws back to a 2010 research on the prevalence rate of HIV among Malawian men established that over 10% of Malawian men who had undergone circumcision were HIV+ compared to only 7% of uncircumcised men.

The report dubbed The Malawi Health and Demographic survey states on page 207 that the prevalence rate of HIV was higher among circumcised men that the uncircumcised in Malawi.

However regardless of these statistics the World Bank went ahead to pump $15,000,000 (about MK7 billion) into circumcision campaign for Malawian men when research had proved to them that circumcision did not reduce the chances of Malawian men contracting HIV rather it made them high.

MK7 billion is an equivalent of the money that was set aside in the 2014/15 national budget for buying of drugs in hospitals that could have prevented Malawians from dying unnecessary deaths. Money allocated to the infrastructural developments in Malawian Universities and building of new Primary school blocks as well as teachers houses when combined in the same budget could not total the K7 billion.

Recently medical male circumcision has been embroidered in controversy as it has emerged that most men had contracted the HI virus after being circumcised because they had been told that it would reduce their chances of contracting the virus.

Former Homeschooled Pentecostal Woman Weds ISIS Militant She Met Online; Celebrates Chattanooga Terror Attack

http://www.christianpost.com/news/former-homeschooled-pentecostal-woman-weds-isis-militant-she-met-online-celebrates-chattanooga-terror-attack-142056/

A Tennessee woman who identified as a Pentecostal Christian during her teenage years has allegedly started a new life in an Islamic State-controlled territory where she married a member of the terror group whom she met online.

Ariel Bradley, 29, of Chattanooga, fled the U.S. and has lived with her IS husband and two children for more than a year, according to BuzzFeed. She also celebrated the recent shooting and killing of five servicemen by a Muslim in her hometown via Twitter shortly after the incident.

“Gifted this morning not only with Eid but w/ the news of the brother puttin fear n the heart of kufar [non-believers] n the city of my birth. Alhamdullilah [thanks be to God],” wrote Bradley before making her Twitter feed private.

She now goes by the name Umm Aminah on Twitter and many of her friends have not heard from her for some time.

Bradley’s former boyfriend, who chose to go by the alias David, described Ariel’s upbringing to WDEF.com earlier this month.

“She grew up in a house with a radicalized evangelical Christian mother who was an obsessive pack rat with insane fundamentalist beliefs,” said David.

WDEF also spoke with Bradley’s former employer, Muslim business owner Akram Musa, who described the last time he saw her.

“She came back [to the U.S.] with a baby one day; I saw her at the mosque. That is probably the only time I’ve seen her since she came back, and she said she lives in Sweden and she’s happy,” said Musa, who owns University Pizza and Deli, a popular meeting spot for Muslims.

Musa also said Bradley planned to move to Syria, although most of her friends and family are unsure of her actual whereabouts.

Bradley’s Christian faith was something she flaunted at a young age by writing Bible verses on the roof of her car, but she abandoned those beliefs and moved into a socialist group home in her later teenage years, according to her friends and family.

Bradley transformed into a staunch feminist who even claimed to be an atheist who believed Christianity was a delusion. She took up various causes while working with Chattanooga Organized for Action, a group dedicated to progressive movements and social justice in the city, including racial equality and fair housing policy.

In 2010, Bradley started meeting with the local religious group The Twelve Tribes. She began dressing more modestly and eventually donned a scarf around her head.

She also started working at the University Pizza and Deli around that time and befriended some Muslim Americans. After some time, her friends say she started bashing these new friends as her views became more radical, falling in line with some of the teachings of the Islamic State.

Bradley eventually went on the Internet to find a man who held similar views, and left the U.S. shortly after.

The Christian Post reached out to Akram Musa and Chattanooga Organized for Action for comment, but they did not respond by press time.