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Woman In London Pleads Guilty To ISIS Terror Plot Designed To ‘Kill As Many People As Possible’

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People on the left often wonder why folks on the right are so hardcore about immigration laws being followed and enforced, after all, shouldn’t we, as a nation of immigrants, just allow others who want a better life to come on in, regardless of whether or not they respect our laws?

Well, the story of a woman who just plead guilty to an ISIS plot in London is prime example of why that line of thinking is false and why so many conservatives want a secure border.

Here’s more on this situation from The Washington Examiner:

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A British woman said she planned to bomb a hotel and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

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Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, pleaded guilty on Friday in London Central Criminal Court. Prosecutors said Shaikh wanted to place an improvised explosive device in a hotel and then carry out a suicide bombing at London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral with the goal of killing herself and “as many other people as possible.”

Shaikh was born with the name Michelle Ramsden to a non-Muslim family but converted to Islam in 2007. She became radicalized by 2015 after listening and interacting with Islamic extremists online, according to the prosecution.

Shaikh was responsible for casing out the cathedral and stayed close by at a hotel during her surveillance mission last year. What she didn’t know was that she was actually communicating with an undercover officer using an encrypted messaging app Telegram.

Shaikh wrote in one message that she would “rather die young and get to paradise quickest way possible.”

“I always knows I wanted to do something big … killing one [infidel] is not enough for me,” Shaikh said.

The undercover officer working the case pretended to be an expert with explosives and offered to help make two IEDs intended to be used for the attack. Shaikh put together a meeting with the agent’s wife — also an undercover agent — and handed them two bags meant to be turned into explosives.

After canceling the second meetup, officers raided Shaikh’s home in October and arrested her. During an interview with police, investigators said she admitted to talking about the plot but said she wasn’t sure she was going to carry out the attacks.

The judge on Friday ordered that any psychiatric reports should be filed with the court by April 3, and Shaikh’s sentencing date was set for May 12.

Now, you might be curious what this has to do with my initial statements about immigration, seeing as how this woman was home grown. However, many individuals who are radicalized at home are done so via the Internet or by local terror cells right in their own towns.

There is a growing population of individuals in Europe who practice Islam, and while that, of course, is fine, the biggest issue is that their open borders policy has allowed radicals to seep into their countries and create terror cells hellbent on death and destruction.

We need immigration laws — and for them to be properly enforced — in order to keep our nation safe from that kind of behavior, which is why such a big deal is made out of securing the border.

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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