Posts tagged "terrorism"

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Are Allegedly Using Young Girls As Suicide Bombers

In case the mere act of attacking innocent passersby isn't insidious enough on its own, terror group Boko Haram is allegedly using young Nigerian girls to do their dirty work as suicide bombers, because everything is terrible.On Saturday, a 10-year-old girl detonated explosives strapped to her body in a crowded marketplace in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The…
By: Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015

Fox Host Wonders How To Spot “Bad Guys” Without Knowing The “Tone Of Their Skin?”

Yeterday, the hosts of Fox's "Outnumbered" decided to have a chitchat about what we, as Americans, can learn from the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. That lesson, according to co-host Eric Bolling, was that we need our police force to be even more militarized, and to possibly walk around everywhere with…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 9, 2015

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Uses Sydney Hostage Crisis To Defend CIA Torture Program

Yesterday, as a siege in Sydney, Australia unfolded at the hands of a lone gunman who took over a cafe and held over a dozen people hostage, "Fox & Friends" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck jumped at the chance to use the situation as a jumping off point to defend the CIA torture program --…
By: Claire Hannum / December 16, 2014

5 Things To Know About The 7,000 Yazidi Women Being Held As Sex Slaves By ISIS

Militants from ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State/ISIL (or whatever else you'd like to name the terrorist group that's been wreaking havoc on Middle Eastern society and by proxy, much of the rest of the world), has kidnapped close to 7,000 Yazidi women and children within the past two months to be kept as slaves and forced…
By: Claire Hannum / October 18, 2014

RIP Society: Now There’s A Petition To Classify Feminism As A Terrorist Group

A group of angry wackos are petitioning the United States government to classify feminism as a terrorist group. Yes, you can read that again. The Change.org petition's creator, Janet Wilkinson, included the following statement on its homepage (complete with Wilkinson's typos left in for, ahem, clarity):…
By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade & 8 Other Ridiculous Celeb-Related Lawsuits

Katherine Heigl once had an extremely promising career, starring on "Grey's Anatomy" and in a number of (shitty) rom-coms, but she hasn't been able to get a job recently thanks to the terrible reputation she and her manager mom have for their diva-like demands. I don't think her latest headline-making stunt is going to wi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2014

Toll Hits 59 In Kenya Mall Attack

The attack by al-Qaeda-linked militants al-Shabab yesterday at an upscale mall in Nairobi has now killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior secretary said today. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted this morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and…
By: Newser / September 22, 2013

Frisky By The Numbers: The Toddler/Terrorist Death Toll

The website Opposing Viewpoints revealed a rather sobering statistic this week: The number of people killed in the first five months of the year from gun deaths involving toddlers was nearly three times as many as from deaths involving terrorist attacks. Since January, there have been 11 deaths related to toddlers who somehow gained acce…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2013

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett Is The Heroine Of Yesterday’s London Terrorist Attack

By now you've probably heard about a disturbing terrorist attack in London yesterday: two Islamic extremists murdered a British soldier by hacking him to death with knives and then ranting to passersby wielding camera phones that the murder was in retaliation for Muslim lives lost. But many terrible stories have a hero…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2013

Suspicious Letter To President Obama Intercepted

A letter containing a "suspicious substance" was sent to President Obama and intercepted at the White House's off-site mail center, according to the Secret Service. It arrived yesterday, the same day as a letter addressed to a Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for ricin, CNN reports. A second letter sent to the US Senate ha…
By: Newser / April 17, 2013

The Latest News On The Boston Marathon Bombing [UPDATED]

The Frisky is going to go back to posting as usual today, but of course will be updating the site with any news about the attack in Boston. For now, here is a roundup of news from overnight. UPDATED: The name of the second victim killed in yesterday tragic bombing has been released. Her name…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2013

Gays Are “More Dangerous” Than Terrorism, Says Wackadoodle Politician

"Which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last 20 years, 15 to 20 years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundred…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2011

There’s A 9/11 Handbag

A purse to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks doesn't sound like it should be right. But hear me out on this. Handbag designers Jen and Chris Mascali lost their father, Staten Island firefighter Joe Mascali, on 9/11 and they are donating the wholesale portion of proceed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

Breaking News: President Obama To Announce Osama Bin Laden Has Been Killed By U.S. Forces

I'll keep this brief. At any moment now, President Obama, in a unplanned, last minute statement broadcast to the world, will announce that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. The White House has confirmed that bin Laden has been killed. His body is in U.S. custody. Once the President…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2011

Girl Talk: Amidst Terrorism Threats, New York City Is My Home

I moved to New York City on July 1, 2001, a few weeks after graduating from college. That means it's almost my nine-year anniversary in this city and next year's anniversary will make me officially a "New Yorker." But I think that if you lived here on September 11, 2001 and stayed, you get to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2010

Botox Terrorism?

So apparently, some terrorist groups around the globe are getting into the Botox biz. No, they aren't concerned with laugh lines or crow's feet. Only eight companies in the world are licensed to make Botox, which contains a trace amount of clostridium botulinum, a serious toxin—but now, labs are making black market versions and…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 25, 2010

Terrorists Coming To A Beauty Supply Store Near You?

Looks like the FBI is on the lookout for terrorists in just about the last place you'd think to look—beauty supply stores. Obviously, this has nothing to do with looking pretty, but all about obtaining bomb-related chemicals under the radar. Issued a few weeks before the recent Delta terrorist attack attempt, the official warning…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 1, 2010

That Fake LV Bag You’re Carrying Is Funding Terrorists

People like huffing the smell of the fresh leather in a Louis Vuitton fake purse even more than they like inhaling other drugs. It turns out, knockoff shopaholics have marijuana, heroin, and even cocaine addicts beat! Designer copies are a trillion dollar a year industry, but it’s a business that is also run by shady…
By: Simcha / June 10, 2009

Flight Attendants Rally Against Pervy Passengers

There's a new terror in the skies: pornography! Recently, American Airlines began offering passengers internet access on cross-country flights. Guess what fliers were found watching mid-air? Suffice to say, it wasn't "Atonement." Now, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants is demanding in-flight Wi-Fi firewalled and salacious sites blocked. Some folks are crying censorship,…
By: Simcha / September 17, 2008