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  • ( Moslem ) Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

    12/20/2014 7:07:31 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2014 | HARUNA UMAR
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. ... have killed thousands of people in a 5-year uprising that has driven some 1.6 million from their homes.
  • 54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny

    12/17/2014 9:54:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | December 17, 2014
    ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists, a lawyer for the soldiers said.
  • Egyptian Human Rights Activist Ahmad Harqan: ISIS Is Doing what the Prophet Muhammad Did

    12/06/2014 10:04:06 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10-21-14 | Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV (Egypt) -
    In an October 21 TV interview, Egyptian human rights activist Ahmad Harqan explained why he had become an atheist and said that Islam is a "harsh religion," which was being implemented by ISIS and Boko Haram. They are doing "what the Prophet Muhammad and his companions did," said Harqan. According to media reports, Harqan and his pregnant wife survived an assassination attempt on October 25, and when they went to the police to complain, were arrested for disrespect to Islam. Following are excerpts from the program, which aired on Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV: Atheist Ahmad Harqan: I do not believe in...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    t wasn’t just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures—but a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report. The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. snip Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:58:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. The intercept provided the U.S. intelligence community with a rare glimpse into how al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, manages a global organization that includes affiliates in Africa, the Middle East, and southwest and southeast Asia. Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned...
  • Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl

    12/04/2014 12:10:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    All Africa ^ | 3 December 2014 | Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama
    Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl By Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama A female suicide bomber, who was arrested by the vigilante group also known as civilian JTF, revealed, yesterday, that 50 other female suicide bombers have been let loose in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a mandate to kill 100,000 persons before the end of December 2014. The arrested female bomber disclosed this on a day the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah vowed that Boko Haram will be defeated. This came as former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon charged the army chief...
  • Al-Qaeda’s Network: Iran to the Balkans, via Turkey

    08/05/2004 10:14:15 PM PDT · by Darko · 279+ views
    TERRORISM-Global Network of Islamic Fundamentalist’s – Part II -Modus operandi- | August 06, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
    Al-Qaeda’s Network: Iran to the Balkans, via Turkey
  • Sinai Massacre – an Iranian-Hizballah-al Qaeda Co-production

    10/08/2004 4:46:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/08/4 | Debka Staff
    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report – Parts 1 and II on the morning after an terrorist bombing rampage at three idyllic Sinai desert resorts – with two dozen known dead and scores still missing – the first clues have been found to the identities of the hands behind the massacre and their targets. DEBKAfile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources report that the explosives used to tear away the entire frontage of the Taba Hilton and hit the Nueiba oasis campside further south on the Red Sea coast were of Iranian manufacture; the same make as the bombs used in the 1996 Khobar Towers...
  • Al-Qaeda's anti-aircraft squads ~ with Iran's assistance doing serious damage to copters in Iraq...

    02/07/2007 10:39:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | February 7 , 2007 | Bill Roggio
    Al-Qaeda in Iraq is believed to be operating Strela missile teams, courtesy of Iran An AH-64 Apache. Click photo to view. The past three weeks has seen a dramatic increase in the downing of U.S. helicopters operating in central Iraq. Five helos have been shot down since January 20th, four U.S. Army helos and a civilian Blackwater helo. Twenty-six Americans have been killed in the five shoot-downs. The five helicopters lost represents ten percent of all such aircraft lost since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, with fifty total lost. The timing and increase in downed helos is no accident, American military...
  • Mosul has fallen, and al Qaeda is on the march towards Baghdad

    06/14/2014 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | Max Boot
    Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has long been hard for the central government to control because of its combustible mix of Arabs and Kurds. The first time I visited Mosul was in August 2003 when a tenuous calm was maintained by the 101st Airborne Division. Its commander, a then-obscure two-star general named David Petraeus, had on his own initiative opened the Syrian border to trade, struck deals with Syria and Turkey to provide badly needed electricity, restored telephone service, and held elections to elect local leaders. Along the way he also managed to kill Saddam Hussein’s poisonous offspring Uday and Qusay.
  • US Forces Battle al-Qaeda, Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad, Mosul

    09/02/2007 6:40:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1,468+ views
    US forces battle al-Qaeda, Iran revolutionary guard in Baghdad, Mosul Military and Security 9/1/2007 BAGHDAD, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Coalition forces have conducted two separate raids to capture or kill suspected Special Groups operatives in Baghdad before dawn on Saturday, the Multi-National Force (MNF) said in a statement. The statement said coalition forces detained eight suspected Special Groups terrorists during the raids. Coalition forces conducted two deliberate ground assaults to raid what were believed to be the residences of two high-level Special Groups leaders. The targeted individuals are believed to be leaders of Special Groups responsible for logistical facilitation of...
  • Court: Iran and Hizballah Helped Al-Qaeda in 9/11 Attacks

    12/20/2011 3:49:03 PM PST · by Milagros · 26 replies
    BigPeace ^ | 12/18/11 | Clare M. Lopez
    In a blockbuster ruling, Federal Judge George Daniels in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York issued an order stating that Iran and its Lebanese Shi’ite terror proxy, Hizballah, are jointly responsible together with al-Qa’eda for the attacks of September 11, 2001. The long-awaited ruling came in the cases of Havlish, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., and Bingham, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., lawsuits filed by families of 9/11 victims. The cases provided clear and compelling evidence that Iranian officials at the top levels of the Tehran regime...
  • U.S. Treasury: Al-Qaida Worked Closely With Iran

    01/19/2009 3:54:19 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies · 879+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 19, 2009 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    n an unusual last-minute act before the new administration takes over the reins, acting Treasury Secretary Stuart A. Levy’s former office issued a stunning report on Friday, laying out long-standing ties between Iran and the top leadership of al-Qaida. As undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence since that job was created in July 2004, Levy spearheaded the Treasury Department’s efforts to take the war on international terrorists to the financial battlefield, by denying individual terrorists and terrorist-support states such as Iran access to international financial markets. Less known, until last Friday, was Levy’s involvement in tracking down fugitive al-Qaida members...
  • Al-Qaeda's Links to Iranian Security Services (Al-Qaeda/Iran Primer)

    01/23/2003 9:13:38 PM PST · by Angelus Errare · 7 replies · 801+ views
    Al-Qaida's Links to Iranian Security Services Yael Shahar ICT Researcher Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, terrorism has served the regime of the ayatollahs as a tool of both domestic and foreign policy. This policy was directed against Iranian citizens inside Iran, as well as against advocates of opposition views in exile. Iran's sponsorship of terrorism has bridged ideological gaps and political divides; Teheran has provided arms and training to such groups as the Gama’a al-Islamiyah, the Egyptian al-Jihad, and the Algerian G.I.A. Al-Qaida too, has benefited from Iranian support and expertise for more than a decade. More recently,...
  • While you were watching ISIS, Iran took Yemen

    10/08/2014 2:27:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10-8-2014 | David Gerstman
    The Houthis, Iranian backed rebels have taken control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The comparison to Hezbollah is apt as Reuters is reporting that the Houthi are blocking the appointment of Yemen’s president. So what’s Iran’s interest in Yemen? It was spelled out by Michael Segall of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs two and a half years ago. A couple of Segall’s observations are sobering: "Iran regards Yemen in general, and its Shia northern part in particular, as a springboard for subversion and for creating a tangible threat to Saudi Arabia, its main religious-political rival in the region. Iran also...
  • US turns attention to al-Qaeda in Iran

    03/21/2006 10:29:35 AM PST · by IrishMike · 24 replies · 756+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 22, 2006 | Josh Meyer
    AMERICAN intelligence officials, already focused on Iran's potential for building nuclear weapons, are struggling to solve a more immediate mystery: the relationship between the Tehran leadership and a contingent of al-Qaeda leaders living in the country. Some officials, citing highly classified electronic eavesdropping, believe Iran is hosting much of al-Qaeda's remaining brains trust and allowing the senior operatives freedom to communicate and help plan the terrorist network's operations. They suggest the President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may be forging an alliance with al-Qaeda operatives as a way to expand Iran's influence or, at least, that he is looking the other way as...
  • Iran, Sudan Race to Control West Africa

    07/05/2013 6:29:38 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | July 3, 2013 | Juliet Abango
    JUBA — 3 July, 2013 … The Washington-based think-tank The International Strategic Studies Association has devoted the latest issue of Global Information System (GIS) Special Analysis, a confidential newsletter used by the Western governments and select subscribers, to the latest Sudanese-Iranian designs for the entire west Africa. “The governments of Iran and Sudan are preparing for a major strategic surge into western Africa, into both the Sahel and the shores of the Gulf of Guinea,” the report warns. “The ultimate objective of this surge is to consolidate control and/or influence over this extensive region and its considerable oil, gas, uranium,...
  • How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli

    08/29/2011 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 8/29/11 | Pepe Escobar
    His name is Abdelhakim Belhaj. Some in the Middle East might have, but few in the West and across the world would have heard of him. Time to catch up. Because the story of how an al-Qaeda asset turned out to be the top Libyan military commander in still war-torn Tripoli is bound to shatter - once again - that wilderness of mirrors that is the "war on terror", as well as deeply compromising the carefully constructed propaganda of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) "humanitarian" intervention in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi's fortress of Bab-al-Aziziyah was essentially invaded and conquered last...
  • A Trail of Bullet Casings Leads From Africa’s Wars to Iran

    01/11/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection. Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then turned up in 2009 in a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, where soldiers had fired on antigovernment protesters, killing more than 150. For six years, a group of independent arms-trafficking researchers...
  • Analysts surprised by alleged Al Qaeda in Iran tie in Canada plot

    04/22/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    la times ^ | 4/22/2013 | Emily Alpert
    Police in Canada said Monday that two men suspected of plotting to derail a passenger train were guided by Al Qaeda elements in Iran, but the statement surprised many experts who study terrorism in the Middle East and Iran. “It frankly doesn’t compute for me,” said Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. "If there is any link, I would think it was extremely tangential." Iran and Al Qaeda have frequently had chilly relations, according to Slavin and other experts. Iran is majority Shiite, while Al Qaeda is firmly Sunni. In Syria, Al Qaeda has jumped into the...
  • Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India

    06/30/2014 4:59:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India | Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India
    Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and IndiaPosted By Daniel Greenfield On June 29, 2014 @ 11:09 pm In The Point | 4 Comments This was Obama in January. Obama compared Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq and Syria to junior varsity basketball players, downplaying their threat as small-league.New Yorker editor David Remnick pointed out to the president that the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and thus the terrorist group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said during his 2012 reelection...
  • Al Qaeda in Iran—the evidence

    01/31/2012 6:36:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    The American ^ | January 31, 2012 | Marc Thiessen
    More evidence is emerging of the cooperation between Iran and al Qaeda. Last June, the Obama Treasury Department named six al Qaeda facilitators operating in Iran under a "secret deal" between al Qaeda and the Iranian regime. Then, in December, a federal court found that Iran had "aided, abetted and conspired with" al Qaeda in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Now, RAND scholar Seth Jones has published an important new essay in Foreign Affairs detailing the evolution of the Iran-al Qaeda relationship. Jones spent much of the past year at West Point culling through hundreds of...
  • The Iran-al Qaeda Axis

    10/31/2005 11:50:06 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 587+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | November 1, 2005 | Peter Brookes
    The most immediate threat Iran poses to American national security isn't its nuclear (weapons) program. It's the safe haven Tehran is giving al Qaeda terrorists, who are planning and directing jihad across the globe.If the United States and its allies in the War on Terror don't take firm action against Iranian support to al Qaeda, the price in blood and treasure attributable to Osama bin Laden's killers — in Iraq and elsewhere — will continue to soar.Shockingly, it's been long forgotten that Iran became home to some of al Qaeda's most wanted after the fall 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. Tehran...
  • 9/11 Commission Finds Ties Between al-Qaeda and Iran

    07/16/2004 7:01:41 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 75 replies · 2,870+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | July 16, 2004 | ADAM ZAGORIN AND JOE KLEIN
    Senior U.S. officials have told TIME that the 9/11 Commission's report will cite evidence suggesting that the 9/11 hijackers had previously passed through Iran  Next week's much anticipated final report by a bipartisan commission on the origins of the 9/11 attacks will contain new evidence of contacts between al-Qaeda and Iran—just weeks after the Administration has come under fire for overstating its claims of contacts between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. A senior U.S. official told TIME that the Commission has uncovered evidence suggesting that between eight and ten of the 14 "muscle" hijackers—that is, those involved in gaining control...
  • Al Qaeda in Iran

    03/24/2012 6:26:36 PM PDT · by U-238 · 2 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 1/29/2012 | Seth G. Jones
    Virtually unnoticed, since late 2001, Iran has held some of al Qaeda's most senior leaders. Several of these operatives, such as Yasin al-Suri, an al Qaeda facilitator, have moved recruits and money from the Middle East to central al Qaeda in Pakistan. Others, such as Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian that served as head of al Qaeda's security committee, and Abu Muhammad al-Masri, one of the masterminds of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, have provided strategic and operational assistance to central al Qaeda. The Iranian government has held most of them under house arrest, limited their freedom of...
  • Al Qaeda's widening North African jihad confounds foes

    08/10/2013 11:18:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 9, 2013 10:47am EDT | By Lamine Chikhi and Myra MacDonald ALGIERS/LONDON
    (Reuters) - Inquiries into the bloody assault on an Algerian gas plant are uncovering increasing evidence of contacts between the assailants and the jihadis involved in killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya nearly a year ago.The extent of the contacts between the militants is still unclear and nobody is sure there was a direct link between the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the carnage at In Amenas, where 39 foreign hostages were killed in January.But the findings, according to three sources with separate knowledge of U.S. investigations, shed some light on the connections between Al Qaeda affiliates...
  • The Islamic State Widens its Bridgehead in North Africa

    12/03/2014 11:33:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    The Islamic State Widens its Bridgehead in North AfricaPosted By Ari Lieberman On December 3, 2014 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments As ISIS continues its brutal occupation of large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, effectively blurring the border between those two pseudo nations, a new, if not more menacing threat is emerging in North Africa where the Islamic State is looking to plant its cancerous roots.In Egypt, the Sinai based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Islamist organization responsible for dozens of terror attacks throughout the country announced on its Twitter account that it had...
  • Nigeria mosque blast kills more than 102, bears Boko Haram hallmarks

    11/30/2014 7:53:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2014 | Associated Press
    KANO, Nigeria — More than 102 people were killed in the bomb explosions at the central mosque in this city, said a hospital worker. A mortuary attendant at the Murtala specialist hospital Kano, Malam Isa Labaran, on Saturday told Associated Press that he counted over 102 dead bodies deposited inside the mortuary on Friday after the multiple explosions at the mosque.
  • At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

    11/28/2014 5:43:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    timesofindia ^ | Nov 29, 2014, 03.59 AM IST
    The Emir of Kano last week told worshippers at the same mosque that northerners should take up arms against Boko Haram, which has been fighting for a hardline Islamic state since 2009. ,,, He said it was possible that the group carried out the attack as a direct response to Sanusi's comments last week, although it may have been planned beforehand. "Whatever the case, the group has sent a message to northern leaders that crossing them will have consequences," Noakes said in an email exchange. Boko Haram attacks in recent months have ranged from the far northeast of Nigeria, across...
  • Megachurch Followers believe a C-130 flying at low Altitude dropped Explosives on Church

    11/10/2014 9:23:44 AM PST · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    theafricom.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014
    Full Title: "Nigeria: Megachurch Pastor “TB Joshua” Followers believe a C-130 Hercules Military plane flying at low Altitude may have dropped Explosives on the Church Building" Followers of Megachurch owner and Pastor “TB Joshua” believe it is possible that a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane flying at low altitude dropped explosives on a guesthouse at Nigerian pastor TB Joshua’s Megachurch, killing 116 people inside? That depends on who you ask. Joshua, a self-proclaimed prophet, failed to show up Wednesday at a coroner’s inquest into the causes of the September 12 collapse at the building in the grounds of his Lagos...
  • Susan Rice: Republican opposition is America's 'one weakness'

    05/15/2014 12:45:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice disputed Republican critiques of President Obama's foreign policy by arguing that "political polarization" accounts for the "one weakness" of American strength in international affairs. "The one weakness that our friends and partners point to and the one thing that undermines our strength around the world is our political polarization," Rice said during an event hosted by the Women's Foreign Policy Group. Rice didn't mention Republicans specifically, but cited policy fights that they have provoked, such as over budget issues. "When countries look at us, they wonder and they worry if we will have our collective...
  • Horror Stories from and Solutions for Schoolgirls Escaping Boko Haram

    11/02/2014 10:44:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Kimberly Smith
    Boko Haram is a radical Islamic wanna-be ruling force in Nigeria who kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in one fell swoop in April of this year. Michelle Obama was outraged. EightyU.S. military troops flew in, vowing to never leave until the girls are found. The Nigerian government agreed to a ceasefire against the captors, claiming the group is preparing to release the girls—who they openly call “sex slaves” and threaten to sell in the market. Yet, hundreds more girls and women have been kidnapped since April by the same wanna-bes, including 60 immediately after the ceasefire proclamation and 30 more...
  • Sixty more women and girls reported kidnapped in Nigeria

    10/24/2014 2:06:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 23 October 2014 | David Smith, Africa correspondent
    Doubts grow about government ‘truce’ with Boko Haram after dozens are reportedly abducted and bombing kills five people ___ Sixty women and girls have been kidnapped from two towns in north-east Nigeria, according to reports, dealing a fresh blow to government claims of a truce with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Residents of the town of Wagga told Agence France-Presse that suspected Islamist gunmen had gone door-to-door looking for young women and girls and abducted 40 of them. Lazarus Baushe, an elder of the Wagga community, said: “They left 1,500 naira (£5.67) and some kola nuts in each home...
  • Boko Haram seizes 25 girls from town in Nigeria

    10/23/2014 8:51:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    irishtimes.com ^ | Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 01:00
    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the kidnappers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones. The attack cast further doubt on government reports that it has secretly reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels to secure the release of more...
  • Boko Haram attack survivor: I'm ready to die as a Christian (Fascinating video interview with Greta)

    10/18/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    VIDEO (19:55)- Uncut: Victim recounts how Boko Haram extremists attacked him in front of his wife and children just because he is a Christian and left him for dead, plus the plight of hundreds of kidnapped girls.
  • Boko Haram agrees to ceasefire, release of school girls

    10/17/2014 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.10.2014 | slk/shs (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped school girls, according to Nigerian officials. The girls were abducted six months ago from a school in Chibok. […] “Boko Haram issued the ceasefire as a result of the discussions we have been having with them,” said Hassan Tukur, who represented the Nigerian government at talks with the militant organization in neighboring Chad. “They have agreed to release the Chibok girls,” he continued. The girls have been missing for the past six months, despite international efforts mobilized by the Twitter hashtag...
  • Boko Haram, Nigeria Government Agree to Cease-fire

    10/17/2014 7:55:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff Alex Badeh issued an order Friday, telling all service chiefs "to comply with the cease-fire agreement between Nigeria and Boko Haram in all theaters of operations." The text went out after Danladi Ahmadu, who calls himself the secretary-general of Boko Haram, told VOA that a cease-fire agreement had been reached.
  • Smugglers Galore--How Iran arms its allies (Hamas)

    12/27/2012 9:44:56 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 31 - January 7, 2013 | Lee Smith
    An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious “accidents” in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved, as one Israeli official wryly remarked, that those who “sleep with rockets and amass large stockpiles of weapons are in a very unsafe place.” With the Party of God’s overland supply route through Syria choked off by the 22-month-long uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Israel virtually in total control of the maritime route, Hezbollah’s stockpile is being systematically degraded.Yet the arsenal of Iran’s other regional proxy force, Hamas,...
  • SAUDI ARABIA TO ISLAMIZE LIBERIA, W. AFRICA?

    10/16/2014 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Veto! · 8 replies
    The Liberian Observer ^ | 5/5/14 | "Observer Staff"
    Alleged: Saudis Plan to Install Islamic Successor to (president) Ellen. "The Saudis’ plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency." ~ Ghorbani, Assouin & Al Zahrani …………. "the Saudis’ plan is to identify the most volatile environment in the region, and so far, they have identified Liberia as the suitable test ground to begin installing Islamic political leadership in the rest of West African states that have no Muslim political majority and control."
  • Abandonment of BringBackOurGirls campaigns

    10/16/2014 4:12:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    People's Daily ^ | 16 October 2014
    Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared – except for families in Nigeria. Abuja, Nigeria – Six months after the armed group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok, 219 remain in captivity after 57 escaped. That may come as a surprise to many because the April 14 mass abduction that drew global shock, condemnation, and media attention has since been largely forgotten – except in Chibok that is. Every day at Unity Fountain in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, family members of the girls, community members,...
  • Harvard, Obama’s Alma Mater, partnered to create Sharia law school in Qatar

    10/10/2014 7:49:33 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    Radio Patriot ^ | October 10, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    Drew Gilpin Faust Office of the President Harvard University Massachusetts Hall Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Dear Dr. Faust: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. Harvard University is assisting the Qatar Foundation to establish a law school in Doha, in order to “revitalize legal education in the Middle East, and represent Islamic and Arabic legal traditions in the global dialogue on legal and governance issues.” These traditions include Sharia law. Harvard University is arguably the greatest institution of...
  • Boko Haram reportedly beheads 7 in revenge attacks

    10/09/2014 6:12:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08 October 2014
    Boko Haram, the extremist Islamic group, reportedly beheaded seven people Monday in Nigeria in revenge attacks, which were described by one resident as the way butchers "slaughter goats." The gruesome killings appear to be in direct response to recent resistance from villagers and the country's military, AFP reported. These locals have joined forces with the government in a push to defeat the terror group and appear to be scoring a few victories. About 15 fighters for Boko Haram died in the past few weeks, The Christian Post reported. The victims were found in the rural town of Ngamdu and were...
  • Catholic Bishop: Fight ‘Satanist-Driven Islamic Organizations’

    10/08/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/14 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – “Christians must do everything within their powers to protect their lives from being snuffed off by Satanist-driven Islamic organizations,” Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, the Roman Catholic head of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, said Sunday, according to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper. Bishop Bagobiri also noted, according to the Vanguard, that Christians have a "grave duty" to use “moderate and proportionate force” to defend their families against Islamic groups such as Boko Haram, which is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians since 2009. Boko Haram became internationally known after it staged a mass kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls in...
  • Exclusive: Up Close & Personal, 5 Days with the Girls of Chibok

    10/06/2014 6:55:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    Almost six months have passed since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. An estimated 60 of those girls miraculously escaped their Boko Haram captors during the first 72 hours, but not without physical injuries and mental scars. Four of those girls are now safely in the U.S. The fate of the rest of the girls is an unfolding tragedy as many have been sold into slavery as child brides and several are already confirmed dead. Initially, Nigerian’s President Goodluck Jonathon ignored the situation and didn’t begin efforts to find the missing girls until almost a...
  • In Secret Service, Some Blacks See a Flawed Shield for the President

    10/03/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in...
  • Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

    10/04/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in black circles,”...
  • Israel snubs Obama plea for personnel in Ebola zone

    10/04/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 4, 2014
    'No feasible way to provide for the safety of Israeli doctors and medical crews' The U.S. may be willing to send its finest, the soldiers in its military, to Liberia to fight Ebola, but not Israel. According to a report on Twitchy, America’s best ally in the Middle East for generations has refused to go along with a request from Samantha Power, America’s U.N. ambassador. The reports have pointedly noted that the U.S. cut off flights to Israel over the recent military activity on the part of Hamas, but has continued to provide flight connections to the Ebola-stricken West...
  • Boko Haram video shows beheading of Nigeria pilot

    10/03/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 10/3/2014
    A new Boko Haram video shows the beheading of a man identified as the pilot of a missing Nigerian Air Force jet and burnt out parts of a plane — the first indication that Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremist group has the capability to bring down aircraft. It also allegedly features Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, a man Nigeria's military twice has claimed to kill in 2009 and again last year. Two weeks ago the military said they had killed in battle a Shekau lookalike who had posed in the group's videos. "Here I am, alive and I will remain alive...
  • Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home, shows signs of trauma

    09/28/2014 9:40:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | September 26, 2014
    Kidnapped ‘Chibok girl’ returns after five months in captivity. Spends initial night of freedom screaming ‘They will kill me!’ ... Some 276 female students were abducted by Nigeria's Islamic militant Boko Haram fighters from the Government Secondary School where they had gathered to write final examinations in the early hours of April 15. Fifty-seven escaped by themselves that night or the following day - some by jumping from the open-backed trucks that transported them and clinging to branches of low-hanging trees.
  • Homosexual group demands that US State Dept hire special "gay" czar to push LGBT agenda harder!

    09/27/2014 7:23:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/27/2014 | n/a
    On Sept. 4, the homosexual-transgender group "Human Rights Campaign" sent out a blast email demanding that US Secretary of State John Kerry appoint a special “gay czar” in the State Department to coordinate the pressure against countries that have refused to buckle under to the LGBT agenda. The email rants about the “infamous anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively” who is helping other countries fight back!