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Syracuse.com As you gather today, give thanks for US troops far from home (Editorial) By Advance Media NY Editorial BoardThe song says, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” but the holiday that truly demands our presence at home is Thanksgiving. If you have ever missed Thanksgiving dinner due to work or travel, you’ve experience the ache of missing family, food and traditions on this quintessentially American holiday.Few feel this homesickness more acutely than the members of the military deployed around the country and around the world in service to our country. They stand guard so the rest of us can enjoy the blessings of freedom and plenty. Because of their service, there will be empty chairs at many Thanksgiving tables today. The first Thanksgiving, in 1621 at Plymouth Colony, was a celebration of peace between English settlers and Native Americans. Over time, the holiday came to be linked with war.During the...
Here's How Much Turkey and Pie Is Being Sent to Deployed Troops Around the World Military.com By Dorothy Mills-GreggMore than 131 tons of food will ensure members serving abroad, including those newly deployed to Saudi Arabia, will still have all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner.The Defense Logistics Agency, which distributes supplies to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and others, began planning in April on how to deliver 66,741 lbs of roasted turkey, 80,546 lbs of beef and other food in time for the troops' Thanksgiving meals.Protect Your Family & Home Get Affordable Insurance Today"I know the feeling of missing family and friends during the holiday season," DLA Troop Support Commander Army Brig. Gen. Gavin Lawrence said in a news release. "Our workforce takes great pride in ensuring deployed warfighters have a taste of the holidays while they are protecting our freedoms." The DoD is also sending...

Egypt Hands Down 7 Death Sentences On Terror Charges

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Asharq Al-Awsat Egypt Hands Down 7 Death Sentences On Terror Charges The Cairo Criminal Court has handed down death sentences to seven people convicted of carrying out attacks that killed 11 policemen in 2016.The Court on Monday also sentenced 18 others to 10-15 years in prison for the same charges, the Associated Press (AP) reported.Those include attacking security forces, joining a terrorist group and possession of weapons and explosives.The charges stem from multiple attacks in Cairo, including one that killed eight police in a microbus in the suburb of Helwan.That attack was claimed by ISIS. The court acquitted seven others. Read more: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2007801/egypt-hands-down-7-death-sentences-terror-charges...
Florida man wanted ISIS to bomb deans at colleges that suspended or expelled him, feds sayBy Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN A man who had been suspended or expelled from two South Florida colleges asked an FBI informant he thought had ISIS connections to bomb the schools, targeting specific deans, a federal prosecutor says. Salman Rashid, 23, who was born in Bangladesh but is a naturalized US citizen, is charged with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence. He was taken into custody Friday. He made an initial court appearance Monday in US District Court in Miami, according to federal prosecutors. It is unclear whether he had retained counsel, and voice mail and email messages left for a public defender listed in court documents were not immediately returned. Sarah Schall, spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, told CNN she wouldn't know if he...

Arizona Radical Imam Siraj Wahhaj to Give Sermon to Kids

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Clarion Project Radical Imam Siraj Wahhaj in Arizona to Give Sermon to Kids Muslim reformer and Navy veteran Dr. Zuhdi Jasser was on the frontlines this week calling public attention to radical imam Siraj Wahhaj, Sr.Wahhaj was scheduled to make an appearance this weekend at the Arizona Muslim Alliance’s (AMA) first annual “Celebrate Unity Leadership Summit,” including giving a sermon to children. Siraj Wahhaj is a radical Islamist, the person who activist Linda Sarsour calls her  “mentor, motivator and encourager.”In 2018, Clarion Project helped break the story of a New Mexico jihadi compound run by Siraj Wahhaj’s son, Siraj Wahhaj, Jr. Two daughters of Wahhaj, Sr. were also with the group at the compound.Leaders of the off-grid compound where women and children lived in abysmal, beyond third-world conditions, were also training the children to be school shooters.After authorities raided the compound and conducted a search (which netted multiple weapons), they...