90 Miles From Tyranny

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Miss Iraq posts ‘scandalous’ photo with Miss Israel - is forced to flee Iraq

The Horror!

Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and her family had to flee their homeland after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month.

Why? Because Idan posed with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at a Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, the Times of Israel reported.

Idan came under fire for posting the photo to Instagram, captioned, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel,” in addition to modeling a bikini.

“The two of those things together caused a mess for her back home where people made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her (Miss Iraq) title, that they would kill her,” Gandelsman told Israeli TV, the paper reported.

In another Instagram post, Idan apologized to those who thought the photo was “harmful to the Palestinian cause,” clarifying that it was not a political statement, but instead meant to “express hope and desire for ...

ILLEGAL ALIEN BUSTED IN STRING OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS OF TEEN GIRLS IN COLORADO

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, CO (Fox Denver 31) – A man suspected of groping teenage females near Arapahoe High School has been arrested after a surveillance operation, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Sergio Gallegos-Munoz, 40 of Denver, was booked into the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility on Monday on three counts of sexual assault on a child and three counts of unlawful sexual contact.

The sheriff’s office said it had received several reports over a one-month period of a man having unlawful sexual contact with the teenagers near East Dry Creek Road and South University Boulevard, and inside a Starbucks store at 7521 S. University Blvd.

The females reported they were approached from behind by a man who then grabbed their buttocks.

About 6 a.m. Monday, investigators were conducting surveillance at...

US Muslim ISIS Supporter Caught Sending $150k In Laundered Bitcoin Crypto To Syria

Long Island, New York: 
A woman is facing up to 110 years in jail after trying to send $150,000 in Bitcoin and altcoins to ISIS.

The New York Post reported how Zoobia Shahnaz fooled banks into giving her loans and credit cards, which she then used to purchase cryptocurrencies. The loan Shahnaz secured amounted to $22,500, while several credit cards contributed to a further $62,000 in cryptocurrency sent abroad to support the terrorist organization.

Shahnaz, a US citizen, previously worked as a lab technician in a Manhattan hospital. Last year she traveled to Jordan to work with the Syrian American Medical Society as a volunteer medic in Syrian refugee camps where, according to court documents, ISIS had “significant influence.”

In July of this year, the ISIS supporter was stopped and questioned in JFK Airport, apparently on her way to Syria and prevented from boarding. She was then arrested this Wednesday and charged with bank fraud and multiple counts of money laundering, Acting​ ​US Attorney Bridget Rohde said in a statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday.

The DOJ outlined Shahnaz’s activities as follows:
“...The defendant defrauded numerous financial institutions and obtained over $85,000 in illicit proceeds, which she converted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. She then laundered and transferred the funds out of the country to support the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS]”
The same statement claims that Shahnaz was prevented from accomplishing her goals in supporting ISIS, though to what extent remains unclear. In the statement, the FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney triumphantly stated:
“The FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force kept this woman from her dangerous and potentially deadly goal. We will do all we can to stop the next person hoping to do the same.”
According to the statement, if convicted, Shahnaz faces a maximum of 30 years for the bank fraud charge and 20 years on each money laundering count.

Crypto’s PR woes


The events are a blow to Bitcoin proponents, who have been trying to defend the cryptocurrency’s reputation from its birth. Bitcoin skeptics regularly claim that the cryptocurrency enables illicit activities, including money laundering and support of terrorism.

In terms of terrorism, analysts have found that cryptocurrency does not play a major role in funding terrorist organizations. However, Shahnaz’s case...

Morning Mistress

The 90 Miles Mystery Box: Episode #108


You have come across a mystery box. But what is inside? 
It could be literally anything from the serene to the horrific, 
from the beautiful to the repugnant, 
from the mysterious to the familiar.

If you decide to open it, you could be disappointed, 
you could be inspired, you could be appalled. 

This is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. 
You have been warned.

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