US Tracker 08.10.12

Sacramento Bee: Hate crimes charges were filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo, Ohio, against Randolph Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind., for the September 30 arson attack on of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. Linn was charged with intentionally defacing, damaging and destroying religious real property because of the religious character of that property and with using fire and explosives to commit a felony.”

CNN: “Extremist Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other men departed England on Friday night destined for the United States, hours after the High Court in London ended a years-long legal battle by ruling the men could be extradited “immediately.’

Digital Journal: “A fatal shooting this past August at a Sikh temple by a skinhead in a ‘hatecore’ rock band shocked the nation. ‘Hate music’ is little known to those outside of that dark world. What is ‘hate music’ and is there a link between it and actual violence?

Washington Post: An American-born jihadi joined the al-Shabab militia in 2006, fighting U.S.-backed African Union soldiers. Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, born Omar Shafik Hammami, “was indicted in the United States on charges of terrorist activities, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in 2007.”

ABC News: “A federal judge in Los Angeles will decide next week whether the man behind an anti-Islamic film that sparked violence in the Middle East should be sent back to prison for violating his probation. Mark Basseley Youseff is expected in a courtroom on Wednesday.“

Business Insider: “Jack Welch, the former chief executive officer of General Electric Co., touched off an Internet-based frenzy [last week] when he suggested on Twitter that Obama’s team lowered the country’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent to give the president a boost. ‘Unbelievable jobs numbers. . . these Chicago guys will do anything. . . can’t debate so change numbers,’ he wrote.”

Comment: San Francisco Gate: “There are two major theories about why Mitt Romney is dropping in the polls. One is that Romney is a lousy candidate, unable to connect with people or make his case. The other is that Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP has become and are repudiating it.”





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