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Shawn Kay

Citizen based in New York, NY, United States. Joined on Aug 25, 2010
Expertise in Politics, Religion, Government



Dark melody: The jihadist soundtrack of hate and violence

New York - The jihadi nasheed has long been the soundtrack of jihad for militant groups. However, this obscure form of song has recently garnered increased mainstream attention as it features prominently in the propaganda efforts of the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.

Extremists plot to kidnap and execute cops in Las Vegas

Las Vegas - Two members of the Sovereign Citizens Movement, an anti-government domestic extremist entity, were arrested after investigators thwarted their plot to kidnap, torture, and execute Las Vegas police officers.

FBI confirms elite team rescued abducted teen in Idaho

Boise - Hannah Anderson, the 16 year-old California teen who was abducted and the subject of a massive manhunt was rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team who gunned down her abductor at a remote campsite in Idaho.

FBI counter-terror team celebrates 30 years of service

Quantico - The FBI is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hostage Rescue Team. Always ready to respond to a crisis situation, this specialized entity is America's premier SWAT team and a world renowned counter-terrorism force.

NYPD begins anti-terror gas study in NYC subway system

New York - The NYPD and federal scientists released a harmless "tracer gas" into the subway system this past Tuesday morning as part of a series of air flow studies that will be conducted this month to study the behavior of chemical weapons in an urban area.

Wife sought lock change hours before death by abusive NYPD hubby

A woman trapped in an abusive marriage contacted a locksmith to have her front-door locks changed hours before her husband, an NYPD officer, gunned her down on a suburban Queens street.

Two FBI agents killed during counter-terrorist training exercise

Virginia Beach - Two FBI special agents who were members of the prestigious Hostage Rescue Team were killed during a maritime-based counter-terrorism training exercise gone awry aboard a military freighter off the coast of Virginia Beach.

NYPD to conduct anti-terror gas tests in NYC subway system

New York - The NYPD and scientists with the federal government will conduct a highly detailed airflow study this summer to better understand the behavior of toxic gases that may be released by terrorists in an attack on the city’s subway system.

Selena Gomez in Wizards of Waverly Place reunion tonight

Los Angeles - Selena Gomez will make her long-awaited return to the Disney Channel when she reunites with the Wizards of Waverly Place cast in a special film that will air tonight.

Madrid remembers victims of 2004 train bombings with ceremony

Madrid - Spain marked the ninth anniversary of a 2004 terrorist attack with a memorial ceremony in Madrid yesterday morning. The attack, which involved the near simultaneous bombings of four passenger trains, claimed 191 lives and wounded 1,800.

Somber ceremony marks 20th anniversary of ’93 WTC bombing

New York - City officials and survivors gathered at the 9/11 memorial yesterday in a somber ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack.

Family of soldier slain by NYC officer to sue city

The family of an unarmed soldier shot to death by the NYPD on a Queens highway last year has filed a legal motion to sue the NYPD and the city after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer on manslaughter charges.

White supremacist sentenced for threatening federal juror

Chicago - A white supremacist convicted at trial in 2011 for using the internet to soliciting violence against a federal juror has been sentenced to 42 months in prison.

White supremacist 'hit list' prompts FBI concerns in Detroit

Detroit - The FBI has issued alerts to Jewish and civil rights leaders in the Metro Detroit area after the arrest of an alleged white supremacist in an Ohio suburb uncovered what is believe to be a “hit list” as well as an arsenal of high-powered weapons.

NYPD and Port Authority police in jurisdictional clash over WTC

New York - The Port Authority has decided to nix a 2008 security agreement that would have given the NYPD primary police jurisdiction at the new World Trade Center. However, the NYPD is protesting the PA’s about-face and is insisting that it honor the 2008 bargain

Op-Ed: Defending your home against a ‘silent killer’

Each year hundreds of people in the U.S. and Canada are killed in their homes by a particularly insidious killer. Learn what can be done to protect yourself and your loved ones from carbon monoxide.

Op-Ed: Drinking and driving on New Year’s Eve could be a fatal mistake

Each year thousands of lives are lost in the United States and Canada to incidents of drunk driving. New Year’s Eve is a special event where there is a huge influx in the number of drunk drivers on the roads. Learn how you can prevent drunk driving.

State police agencies nationwide declare war on drunk drivers

State police and highway patrol troopers throughout the nation will be on heightened alert and out in force on the highways tonight as part of a massive national effort to combat drunk drivers this New Year’s Eve.

Op-Ed: Human rights and the hypocrisy of the Iranian regime

New York - Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has taken the U.S. to task on claims of human rights violations. Yet an unprecedented and ruthless crackdown on Christians in that nation reveals to the world in full detail the hypocrisy and crimes of his regime.
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