With the jihadis more aggressive than ever worldwide, the Islamic supremacist propaganda machine in the West is again kicking into high gear, churning out another avalanche of articles about how Islam is a Religion of Peace. But the machine won’t be able to convince people to ignore the growing mountain of contrary evidence forever.
“Mali Hotel Attack: At Least 27 Dead as Hostage Situation Ends,” by Emily Knapp, Anthony Castellano, and Emily Shapiro, ABC News, November 20, 2015:
At least 27 people died today after 170 people were taken hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali in West Africa, according to a diplomatic official briefed on the incident.
The attack began this morning in Mali’s capital city of Bamako, with gunmen storming the building. A U.S. defense official said the crisis has ended.
Two attackers died in the incident, said Olivier Salgado of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali. The total number of attackers was not immediately clear.
Salgado said of the gunman, “They came to kill, not to take hostages.”
A Belgian member of Parliament Geoffrey Dieudonné was among those killed, Belgium’s regional Parliament said. Dieudonné was training officials from Mali’s Parliament. The Parliament said the precise circumstances of his death are not yet known.
There were 22 military and civilian U.S. Defense Department personnel in Bamako, including five at the Radisson Blu hotel at the time of the siege, according to a defense official. Everyone was accounted for and there were no reports of injuries, the official said.
One U.S. servicemember assigned to Special Operations Command Forward-North and West Africa stepped in to help first responders move civilians from the hotel to secure locations, as Malian forces worked to clear the hotel of hostile gunmen, the defense official said, adding that U.S. forces did not directly participate in the operation.
Six U.S. citizens were rescued from the hotel, according to the U.S. Africa Command….