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Turkey Arrests over 1,000 ‘Secret Imams’ Who Allegedly Infiltrated Police Force

Police officers escort people, arrested because of suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, in Kayseri, Turkey, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Police launched simultaneous operations across the country on Wednesday, detaining hundreds of people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The suspects are allegedly Gulen operatives who directed followers within the police force. (Olay Duzgun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
"One thousand and nine secret imams have been detained so far in 72 provinces, and the operation is ongoing," Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced in an Ankara press conference on Wednesday.

U.S. Navy Destroyer Fires Warning as Iranian Attack Boat Closes to 1,000 Yds

121228-N-YF478-002 NORFOLK (Dec. 28, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk for a ballistic missile defense deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. This is Mahan's first deployment after receiving the ballistic missile defense upgrade last year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lolita Lewis/Released) (Photo by MC1 Lolita Lewis/USNAVY/HANDOUT/Navy Visual News Service (NVNS)/Corbis via Getty Images)
The latest in a string of provocative Iranian maritime actions occurred on Monday when the destroyer USS Mahan was obliged to alter course, fire warning flares, and man its own weapons due to the close approach of an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps attack boat.

Peter Schweizer: Trump’s Infrastructure Bill Needs Transparency ‘So It’s Not Hijacked by the Permanent Political Class’

Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer - hailed as the “chief swamp-drainer in the media” by SiriusXM host Alex Marlow - joined Breitbart News Daily Wednesday with a progress report on President Trump’s efforts to drain the “swamp” of Washington corruption.

Frank Gaffney on Tillerson’s ‘Incoherent’ Stance on Iran Nuclear Deal: ‘This Is No Way to Run a Government’

On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily, Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow he was deeply concerned about the “Obama holdovers” that are “almost entirely populating” the Trump administration at senior levels.

Turkey Bombs U.S.-Supported Kurds in Syria – at Least 18 Killed

Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdish police, known as the Asayish, visit the site of Turkish airstrikes near northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, known as al-Malikiyah in Arabic, on April 25, 2017. Turkish warplanes killed more than 20 Kurdish fighters in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group. The bombardment near the city of Al-Malikiyah in northeastern Syria saw Turkish planes carry out 'dozens of simultaneous air strikes' on YPG positions overnight, including a media centre, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Early Tuesday morning, a wave of Turkish airstrikes reportedly struck a headquarters building used by the Kurdish YPG militia in northeastern Syria. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 YPG fighters and media officials were killed in the attack.

EXCLUSIVE — Pat Buchanan on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

Legendary conservative columnist and author Pat Buchanan joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to look at President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and consider the state of the conservative movement.

‘Muslim Majority’ Versus Islamic Nations, Part 2: Sharia Law and Islam as the State Religion

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (left) sparked protests when he handed over two islands to Riyadh after trade talks with Saudi King Salman in April 2016
In Part 1 of this look at the Islamic world, we examined three nations with Muslim majority populations where the future of religious freedom is in question. Next, we will run through the Muslim-majority countries where Islam is the state religion. The nations of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia were all covered in a previous article on President Trump’s executive order to temporarily restrict immigrants and visitors from those points of origin. All name Islam as their official state religion. Afghanistan: America’s investment in blood and treasure to liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban produced a 2004 Constitution that formally identifies the internationally-recognized country as the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.” The constitution’s preamble begins, “In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of Worlds; and Praise and Peace be upon Mohammad His Last Messenger, and his disciples and followers.” “The sacred religion of Islam” is the official state religion, although the constitution stipulates that “followers of other faiths shall be free within the bounds of law in the exercise and performance of their religious rituals.” The U.S. State Department has consistently rated actual religious freedom in Afghanistan as

North Korea Threatens ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’ to Reduce America to ‘Ashes’

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front R) inspecting the large-scale intensive striking drill of long-range artillery pieces of the KPA large combined units at an undisclosed location in North Korea. / AFP / KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS/ THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP.
In the latest installment in North Korea's never-ending stream of murderous threats, the official newspaper of the Workers' Party said a North Korean preemptive strike would annihilate both South Korea and the continental United States.

‘Majority Muslim’ Versus Islamic Nations, Part 1: Borderline Cases

The mainstream media likes to claim President Trump’s executive order on immigration suspends visas from six or seven “Muslim-majority” countries, but as I pointed out in a previous column, all of them are actually Muslim countries, period.

North Korea Promises More Missile Tests, Threatens ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. Interferes

North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC on Monday that his country "will be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis," despite diplomatic, economic, and military pressure from the outside world to abandon its quest for nuclear ICBMs.

U.S. Jets Scramble to Intercept Russian Bombers near Alaska 2 Nights in a Row

On Monday night, two Russian Tu-95 "Bear" bombers came within 100 miles of the Alaskan coastline, prompting the U.S. Air Force to scramble two F-22 fighters and an E-3 reconnaissance plane to intercept them.

Frank Gaffney: China ‘Considers Bad Behavior from North Korea a Strategic Asset’

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Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Bretibart News Daily to talk about the crisis in North Korea, and whether the Trump administration will be able to break a cycle of provocations and negotiations that stretches back for decades.

Gorka: ‘Things Have Changed Fundamentally’ for North Korea, Because ‘America Is Back’

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Former Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, now a White House national security adviser, discussed the situation in North Korea with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily.

Japan’s Abe on North Korea: ‘Dialogue for the Sake of Dialogue Would Be Meaningless’

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed the importance of peaceful diplomacy to resolve the North Korean crisis on Monday, but he added that mere dialogue would be "meaningless."

Philippines President Duterte: ‘Trump Is a Realist, a Pragmatic Thinker’

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Speaking at a news conference in Qatar, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte compared himself to U.S. President Donald Trump as a leader criticized for bold speech, but he praised Trump as "a realist and a pragmatic thinker."

U.N. Human Rights Office Has ‘Concern’ over Burundi Youth Militia ‘Rape Song’

Burundi Youth Militia
The United Nations Human Rights Commission has expressed concerns about a video that captures members of a pro-government youth militia in Burundi singing about raping their adversaries.

North Korean Soldiers Face Death Penalty for Mocking Kim Jong-Un

A group of North Korean soldiers and officers has made the unsurprising discovery that dictator Kim Jong-un does not have a sense of humor.

Peter Schweizer: Trump Appoints to Ex-Im Bank Disgraced Ex-Congressman Andrew Breitbart Called On to Resign

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On Monday’s Breitbart News Daily, Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer discussed President Trump’s appointment of former Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus to the board of directors for the Export-Import Bank.

U.S. Coalition Airstrike Accidentally Hits Friendly Syrian Unit After Wrong Coordinates Called In

Fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) carry their weapons as they walk in the western rural area of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said
The UK Daily Mail reports that an April 11 airstrike in Syria by U.S. coalition planes accidentally hit a Syrian Democratic Forces unit, killing 18 "friendly fighters."

Chinese Components Found in North Korean Rockets Despite Sanctions

A view of the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA/Handout via Reuters
China seems to be having second thoughts about indulging the deranged Kim regime in North Korea for so long, but it will not be easy for Beijing to downplay the amount of assistance it has given Pyongyang's nuclear missile program over the years.

Officials Dismiss Report of Planned North Korea Strike as ‘Wildly Wrong, Crazy, Dangerous’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
On Thursday, NBC News reported that "multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials" were saying the United States was prepared to launch a "pre-emptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea, should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test."

Yazidi Activist: Islamic State Cut Open My Friend, Raped Her Baby, Then Raped Her

Yazidi Activist: Islamic State Cut Open My Friend, Raped Her Baby, Then Raped Her
Women for Women International has posted an astonishing interview conducted by its founder, Zainab Salbi, of two eyewitnesses to the horrors of the Islamic State.

Assad: America’s ‘Deep State’ – Not Trump – Blew Up Airbase in Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with AFP news agency in Damascus, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 13, 2017. SANA/Handout via REUTERS
In his lengthy interview with AFP on Thursday, Syrian President Bashar Assad mused that the American "Deep State" was more responsible for pelting his Sharyat airbase with 59 cruise missiles than President Donald Trump.

Russia Vetoes U.N. Draft Resolution Condemning Chemical Attack in Syria, China Abstains

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After spending days claiming it would welcome United Nations involvement in the Syrian chemical weapons attack, Russia used its veto power on the U.N. Security Council to block a resolution condemning the attack and calling for its perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Trump: I’ll Make ‘Not as Good a Trade Deal’ if China Helps with North Korea

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday, President Trump elaborated on a Twitter comment that he offered Chinese President Xi Jinping a "far better" trade deal if China "solves the North Korean problem."

As World Awaits Nuclear Test, Japan Suggests North Korea May Have Sarin Gas Missiles

Tens of thousands of soldiers, officials and citizens packed a plaza to await leader Kim Jong-Un's arrival
Satellite photography reportedly shows that North Korea is preparing its Punggye-ri nuclear test site for another detonation, probably timed to coincide with celebrations of national founder Kim Il-sung's 105th birthday this weekend.

John Bolton: Only Way to End North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program Is to ‘End the North’

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton talked about North Korea, Russia, and Syria during his regular visit to Breitbart News Daily on Thursday.

Assad: Chemical Weapons Attack Was ‘100 Percent Fabrication’

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In an interview with the AFP news service on Thursday, Syrian President Bashar Assad claimed last week's chemical weapons attack in the Idlib province was a "100 percent fabrication."

Peter Schweizer: White House Democrats Serve Wall Street ‘at the Expense of Main Street’

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Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the best-selling book Clinton Cash, appeared on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to give a status report on President Trump’s efforts to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption.

Gorka on Mark Levin: Trump ‘Inherited a Global Firestorm’ from Obama Admin.

Host Mark Levin welcomed Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former Breitbart News national security editor and current deputy assistant to President Trump, to his radio show on Tuesday evening.

‘Dog Company’: Bronze Star Decorated Army Captain Explains How Politically Correct Lawyers Are Betraying Our Troops

Army Captain Roger Hill joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about his new book, "Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command."

Gorka on Syria: ‘There Is No Endgame That Involves Us Being a Global Police Officer’

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters take up positions inside a damaged building in al-Vilat al-Homor neighborhood in Hasaka city, as they monitor the movements of Islamic State fighters who are stationed in Ghwayran neighborhood in Hasaka city, Syria July 22,... REUTERS/RODI SAID
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former Breitbart News National Security editor and current deputy assistant to President Trump, discussed Syria policy on Wednesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily.

Frank Gaffney: ‘If Assad Must Go, What Do We Want There Next?’

Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy president, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss Gaffney’s warning that things can get worse in Syria.

Tulsi Gabbard: ‘We Need to Learn from Iraq and Libya’ Before Intervening in Syria

On Tuesday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote an email to The Hill, pushing back against criticism of her criticism of President Donald Trump's missile strike in Syria.

Putin: Syria Chemical Attack Was ‘False Flag,’ More ‘Provocations’ Coming

At a Tuesday press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed last week's chemical weapons attack in the Idlib province of Syria was a "false flag" – a phony operation staged by enemies of Russia and Syria to discredit them. He said more such false flag operations were on the way.

Russia and Iran Warn U.S. ‘Crossed Red Lines by Attacking Syria’

FILE - In this file image provided on Friday, April 7, 2017 by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea. The U.S. missile attack has caused heavy damage to one of Syria's biggest and most strategic air bases, used to launch warplanes to strike opposition-held areas in central, northern and southern Syria. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP, File)
A joint statement issued by Russia, Iran, and their allies in Syria denounced the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase said to have launched a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians and threatened retaliation if further such attacks occur.

U.S. Official: Russia Had Advance Knowledge of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Vladimir Putin, Bashar Assad
On Monday afternoon, the Associated Press quoted an unnamed "senior U.S. official" who said the United States government has concluded Russia had advance knowledge of Syria's chemical weapons attack in the Idlib province.

Russia Plans to Upgrade Syrian Air Defenses After U.S. Missile Strike

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday that Moscow would "strengthen and raise the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces’ systems of anti-aircraft defense systems" following the American missile strike on Syria's Sharyat airbase.

Pentagon: Russia May Have Directly Participated in Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

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A stunning update on Friday afternoon from the Associated Press said the Pentagon is investigating possible Russian participation in the Syrian regime's chemical weapons attack.

Tillerson: Russia Either ‘Complicit or Simply Incompetent’ on Syrian Chemical Weapons

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had some tough words for Russia on Thursday on the matter of Syrian chemical weapons.
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