The three Americans who became heroes on Friday when they thwarted a terrorist attack during their vacation through Europe were awarded France’s Legion d’Honneur medal from President Francois Hollande on Monday.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone is a hero—everyone is agreed on that fact. So are his friends, Specialist Alek Skarlatos of the Oregon National Guard, and Anthony Sadler, a college student. All three were awarded the Legion of Honor over the weekend by the president of France for taking down the heavily armed Ayoub El Khazzani before he could massacre passengers on a high speed train bound for Paris.
Stone is an active duty Air Force medic, based in the Azores. He deserves to be decorated by the Air Force for his courage, and to receive a Purple Heart for his wounds—he nearly had this thumb severed by the terrorist’s box-cutter, among other injuries. Skarlatos, if he is still on active duty (he reportedly returned from Afghanistan only last month, so it is possible) also deserves a valor award from his own chain of command.
Islamic State (IS) supporters online have been exchanging a new video that depicts the small child of an alleged jihadi fighter beheading a stuffed animal, according to information published by SITE Intelligence group.
Three Americans, including a member of the Air Force and a member of the National Guard, subdued a heavily armed terrorist aboard a train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris.
An American member of the Islamic State (IS) was reported killed while conducting a suicide car bomb attack in northern Iraq last week, according to a social media posting by the terrorist group.
Islamic State militants took credit for a bomb explosion early Thursday morning near a state security facility in the northern part of Cairo, Egypt.
A West Virginia man was arrested and charged in federal court Wednesday for allegedly threatening to blow up the Statue of Liberty earlier this year.
Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the city of Palmyra, Syria, after which they hung his corpse on a column in the main square of the city, according to a Syrian official.