Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after an attack on a French train, has been stabbed in Sacramento, California.
He was attacked while defending a friend, an Air Force official told the BBC. A hospital official says his condition is “serious”.
Police say two men attacked Mr Stone in the early hours of Thursday morning. One man stabbed him before fleeing.
Ken Bernard of the Sacramento police said that the incident is not related to the train attack.
If a brick-and-mortar wall is good for the United States’ southern border with Mexico, then it’s also good for the border with Canada — at least this is what four in 10 Americans claim, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll. The poll, released Thursday, found that 41 percent of U.S. adults support building a wall along both the southern and northern U.S. borders. A majority of people surveyed, however, said there should not be a wall built on either frontier. Roughly 55 percent opposed a wall along the Mexican border and 56 percent were against one on the border with Canada.
The United States lags far behind other developed countries in terms of personal, civil and economic freedoms, according to a study released this month. Its neighbor to the north, for example, ranked 14 spots ahead of the so-called “Land of the Free.”
Three international think tanks — the U.S.-based Cato Institute, Canada’s Fraser Institute, and Germany’s Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom — released the Human Freedom Index earlier this month. In addition to major civil liberties, the study considers safety and rule of law, relative size of government and capitalist values like the soundness of money, property rights, and access to international trade. The authors used a total of 70 data sources ranging from 2008 to 2012, the most recent year for which all necessary data is currently available.
US Vice-President Joe Biden has said the killing of four marines and a sailor in Chattanooga in July was the work of a “perverted jihadist”, despite no official determination of motive.
Speaking at a memorial service in the Tennessee town, Mr Biden also called the suspect a “perverse ideologue”.
US authorities say Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez acted alone when he attacked two military facilities in Chattanooga.
The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland.
They are coming from Somalia and other African nations, according to a Homeland Security official who was caught recently transporting a busload of Africans to a detention center near Victorville, California.