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Keyword: caliphate

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  • Car bomb wounds 5 on perimeter of Baghdad airport

    11/16/2014 6:46:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2014 | by Saif Hameed
    A car bomb exploded on the perimeter of Baghdad's heavily guarded international airport complex on Sunday, wounding five people, security sources said. The blast occurred at a security checkpoint close to a parking lot where passengers are searched before boarding airport taxis, three sources said. The checkpoint is several kilometres from the terminal building.
  • Documents reveal extensive bureaucratic structures in Islamic State

    11/15/2014 9:10:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 14.11.2014 | Sarah Berning
    Documents obtained by German public radio and television broadcasters NDR and WDR along with German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung detail the complex bureaucratic system set up by the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group. The documents, which the reporters were allowed to peruse and copy in some cases, give extensive insight into the bureaucratic infrastructure IS has implemented in areas captured in Iraq and Syria. Among other things, they detail a complex health care and pension system, marriage benefits along with financial benefits to widows or wives of IS fighters captured in combat. …
  • ISIS Unveils Its New Gold-Backed Currency To Remove Itself From "The Oppressors' Money System"

    11/13/2014 8:32:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/13/2014 | Tyler Durden
    . It appears the rumors are true. Islamic State is set to become the only 'state' to back its currency with gold (silver and copper) as it unveils the new coins that will be used in an attempt to solidify its makeshift caliphate. ISIS says the new currency will take the group out of "the oppressors' money system." As Zaid Benjamin notes, ISIS releases details of its new currancy with golden 1 & 5 dinar, silver 1, 5, 10 dirham and copper 10 & 20 fils It seems Alan Greenspan may have been on to something after all... "Remember what...
  • Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver ...

    11/11/2014 8:32:13 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/10/2014 | Emma Glanfield
    ISIS wants to introduce its own currency and plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins, it has emerged. The Middle East terror group apparently wants to introduce its own Islamic currency as part of its attempts to solidify its makeshift caliphate. The currency known as the dinar, which once consisted purely of gold and silver coins, is today used by a variety of countries, but the coins are created from different materials to the originals. However, the jihadi group is understood to be planning to return to the original gold and silver coins, which were first introduced...
  • U.S. air strikes destroy Islamic State convoy near Mosul

    11/08/2014 2:53:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/8/14 | Reuters
    The armed convoy of 10 armed, Islamic State vehicles near the Iraqi city of Mosul has been destroyed. The convoy reportedly had Islamic State leaders, but it’s not known who or how many had been killed. U.S. air strikes destroyed a moving, 10-vehicle Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul but U.S. officials said on Saturday it was unclear whether the group's top commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present at the time.
  • ISIS chief ‘critically wounded’ in air raid: reports

    11/08/2014 2:30:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 11/8/14 | Al Arabiya News
    The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was “critically wounded” when a U.S.-led air strike targeted the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, tribal sources told Al Arabiya News Channel on Saturday. U.S. Central Command confirmed in a statement that U.S.-led air strikes targeted ISIS leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul late Friday, without confirming whether Baghdadi was killed, AFP reported. “This strike demonstrates the pressure we continue to place on the ISIL [ISIS] terrorist network and the group's increasingly limited freedom to maneuver, communicate and command," US Central Command said....
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/07/2014 5:16:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create ISPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 7, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago.On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.”  Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a...
  • ‘ISIS Sees Turkey as Its Ally': Former Islamic State Member Reveals Turkish Army Cooperation

    11/07/2014 8:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/7/2014 | Barney Guiton
    A former member of ISIS has revealed the extent to which the cooperation of the Turkish military and border forces allows the terrorist group, who now control large parts of Iraq and Syria, to travel through Turkish territory to reinforce fighters battling Kurdish forces. A reluctant former communications technician working for Islamic State, going by the pseudonym ‘Sherko Omer’, who managed to escape the group, told Newsweek that he travelled in a convoy of trucks as part of an ISIS unit from their stronghold in Raqqa, across Turkish border, through Turkey and then back across the border to attack Syrian...
  • Caliphate In Europe: Sweden Cedes Control Of Muslim Areas

    11/06/2014 11:37:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The perils of multiculturalism and open borders have reached critical mass in Sweden. There are Muslim enclaves where postal, fire and other essential services — even police officers themselves —require police protection. A police report released last month identifies 55 of these "no-go zones" in Sweden. These zones are similar to others that have popped up in Europe in recent years. They formed as large Muslim populations emigrating to politically correct and tolerant European states refuse to assimilate and set up virtual states within a state where the authorities fear to tread. Soeren Kern of the Hudson Institute...
  • Israeli Islamist Leader Kamal Khatib: Jerusalem Will Be Caliphate Capital...

    11/01/2014 8:56:30 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10-17-14 | Palestinian Authority TV
    In an interview with the official PA TV channel, Sheik Kamal Khatib, deputy leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said: "Jerusalem will not be only the capital of the Palestinian state, but also the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate." After he repeated his views several times and said that "the entire Earth" would "become subordinate to the Islamic caliphate one day", PA TV cut the interview short. Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on October 17, 2014. Interviewer: Let us first watch what you said at the Al-Aqsa Mosque this week. Archival images of Kamal...
  • RPT: ISIS Eyeing Ebola As Biological Weapon

    10/31/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 31, 2014 1:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    ISIS terrorists are reportedly urging supporters to use a new weapon against the West. A Spanish official claims ISIS is exploring how to use Ebola as a biological weapon. Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials say the constant coalition airstrikes are not slowing the tide of 1,000 foreign fighters who join with the terrorists each month. …
  • British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S.

    10/29/2014 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 16/9/14
    British Islamist Anjem Choudary recently warned the West: "Hands off Muslim lands... When we've established the shari'a, we will come to you." Choudary, speaking on a panel that included British Islamists Abu Rumaysah and Abu Baraa, showed an image of Buckingham Palace with a superimposed minaret and dome and said: "We will remove your regime and implement the shari'a in Europe." Abu Rumaysah said: "One day Obama will witness his own country being run by the shari'a, Allah willing." The statements were posted on the Internet on October 16, 2014. Following are excerpts: “Abu Rumaysah”: We have grown up in...
  • NYPD Cop Attacked With Hatchet, Suspect Shot Dead

    10/23/2014 4:08:32 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/23/14 | RICHARD ESPOSITO
    A rookie police officer was struck in the head by a man wielding a hatchet in the New York City borough of Queens Thursday, in an assault that has police checking for any ties to terror organizations or whether the attack could have been inspired by Wednesday’s lone-wolf attack in Canada. Police opened fire, killing the suspect and wounding a woman who was nearby, according to officials. The officer survived the attack. A second police officer was struck with the hatchet in the arm and is also being treated. The name of the suspect was not immediately released. The 2...
  • In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Extremism

    10/23/2014 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | by SHREEYA SINHA
    Canadian authorities identified the gunman in the deadly shooting Wednesday of a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. The episode was the latest in a growing list of attacks in the West by individuals who have professed their affinity for radical Islam or sympathy to militant ideology. Oct. 20, 2014: Hit-and-Run Kills Canadian Soldier Sept. 25, 2014: Woman Is Beheaded in Oklahoma Sept. 26, 2014: ISIS Lieutenant Tries to Coordinate Attacks in Australia May 24, 2014: 3 Shot Dead at Jewish Museum in Brussels May 22, 2013: Attack Near Military...
  • Gen. Wesley Clark: ISIS Part Of A 300-Year Struggle Over Islam's Power In The World

    10/21/2014 3:05:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Monday on Newsmax TV's "MidPoint," former U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark called ISIS the latest form of Islam's 300-year struggle against the West to regain its dominance in world power.
  • Joining Islamic State is about ‘sex and aggression,’ not religion

    10/17/2014 6:21:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | By Arie W. Kruglanski
    It is easy to look to religion for an explanation of why young men — and some women — become radicalized. But it is psychology, not theology, that offers the best tools for understanding radicalization — and how best to undo it. The appeal of Islamic State rests on individuals’ quest for what psychologists call “personal significance,” which the militant group’s extremist propaganda cleverly exploits. The quest for significance is the desire to matter, to be respected, to be somebody in one’s own eyes and in the eyes of others. Extremist ideology is effective in such circumstances because it offers...
  • The Islamic State's First Colony in Libya

    10/10/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 7 replies
    The Washington Institute ^ | 10/10/14 | Aaron Y. Zelin
    A local jihadist group has claimed a Libyan city in the name of ISIS, showing how the "Islamic State" could flout traditional notions of territorial contiguity by expanding its "borders" well beyond Iraq and Syria. As the Islamic State/ISIS continues its offensives in Iraq and Syria, it is steadily gaining support from individuals and groups around the world. Most significantly, a relatively new global jihadist group in Libya -- Majlis Shura Shabab al-Islam (the Islamic Youth Shura Council), or MSSI -- announced last weekend that its claimed territory in the city of Darnah was now part of the ISIS "caliphate."...
  • Baghdad car bombs kill 43 in Shia neighborhoods

    10/11/2014 5:46:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-11-2014 | Ralph Ellis
    At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday. The three attacks took place in Shia neighborhoods, the sources said.
  • Hasan Exposes Obama's False Workplace Violence Claim

    06/06/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The Army major on trial for murdering 13 at Ft. Hood in 2009 plans to argue that he acted in defense of the Taliban. So much for the administration calling the shootings "workplace violence." One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." While Hasan continues to draw his pay, this designation has denied the dead and the survivors the benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly...
  • Fort Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing ‘jihad’

    10/10/2014 5:43:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing “jihad,” in his latest correspondence aligning himself with radical Islam. Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as “workplace violence,” Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah.” […] In one subsection titled “Jihad,” Hasan praises “The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah,” describing it as a test that elevates the “mujahadeen” who “are encouraged to inspire the believers.” He states that “fighters … have a greater rank in the eyes of...
  • U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But …

    10/09/2014 9:08:22 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.09.14 | Jamie Dettmer
    Airstrikes that appear to be coordinated with Kurdish guerrillas have escalated dramatically, but they may not be enough to save the town. SURUC, Turkey — High in the blue sky above I think I can make out a dart of silver—or maybe it is a trick of sunlight and puffy white clouds and my imagination trying to match the sound of warplanes zooming back and forth with an actual glimpse of them. All day there has been the distant roar of U.S. fighters over the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, and for much of Wednesday night, too. One local...
  • Families torn apart as Western girls join Islamist cause

    10/09/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 9, 2014 | BY NICHOLAS VINOCUR AND PAULINE MEVEL
    Foad, a French truck driver of Moroccan origin, traveled alone through Syria to rescue his 15-year-old sister from an Islamist group she said was holding her captive. But when they finally stood face to face, in tears, she would not leave. Foad is convinced that his sister Nora, whom he described as an impressionable teen who loved Disney movies before leaving for Syria one afternoon in January, stayed on because she was threatened with execution by the French-speaking commander, or emir, of the group she joined. The former high school student is among dozens of European girls, many of them...
  • Tales of torture, mutilation and rape as ISIS targets key town of Kobani [As Turkey watches]

    10/05/2014 3:44:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/4/2014 | Catherine James
    As Islamic State militants closed in on the besieged Syrian city of Kobani on Saturday, Turkey lined up its soldiers near the border but continued to refuse to intervene to repel the extremist advance.On a day that should have been one of the happiest in the Muslim calendar, the festival of Eid al-Adha, hundreds of Turks and refugee Kurds spent the morning at the border with Syria, watching helplessly as shells rained down on a city many once called home.Turkish police appeared uneasy at the size of the crowd gathered near a fragile border fence and fired teargas grenades to...
  • Report: ISIS plots to seize Iran’s nuclear secrets

    10/05/2014 3:20:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 10/5/2014
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group is planning on seizing Tehran’s nuclear secrets and urging its fighters to plan for war with Iran, UK weekly newspaper The Sunday Times reported.The group urged its members to help them reach their ambitions in a manifesto which was allegedly written by Abdullah Ahmed al-Meshedani, a member of the group’s highly secretive six-man war cabinet.In the document, which has been examined by western security officials - who believe it to be authentic - Meshedani wrote that ISIS is aims to get hold of nuclear weapons with the help of Russia,...
  • Is ISIS Close Enough To Attack Baghdad? Islamic State 'Operating' In Abu Ghraib: McClatchy Report

    10/05/2014 3:16:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/5/2014 | Alessandria Masi
    The Islamic State group is reportedly in shooting distance from Baghdad, specifically the Baghdad International Airport, according to a recent report from McClatchy DC news. Militants from the Sunni extremist group are now moving freely in Abu Ghraib, only around 40 km from the Iraqi capital, forcing Iraqi forces to remain inside the 10th Division base, the report said. “Daash (Islamic State) is openly operating inside Abu Ghraib,” an Iraqi soldier told McClatchy. “I was at the 10th Division base there two days ago, and the soldiers cannot leave or patrol. “Daash controls the streets.” Militants from the group formerly...
  • Funeral Held for Oklahoma Beheading Victim

    10/03/2014 3:32:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2014 | By KEN MILLER
    Hundreds of friends and family members of a woman beheaded during an attack at the food processing plant where she worked gathered Friday at an Oklahoma church for a funeral service that was closed to the public. Colleen Hufford, 54, died Sept. 25. Prosecutors said she was targeted by a co-worker who had been disciplined that morning for another woman's complaint. Hufford's family walked single-file into the Southgate Baptist Church Friday afternoon after gathering in a fellowship hall with the woman's friends and co-workers. At the end of the 45-minute service, mourners wiped tears away as they exited the church;...
  • An Homage To Himself, Erdogan's Own Personal Versailles [restoring Ottoman / Seljuk glory]

    10/03/2014 9:48:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    If he had a choice today, Sun King Louis XIV might actually prefer to be the Turkish rather than the French head of state. Only a few buildings since Versailles have offered as salient an expression of a sitting leader's claims to power as the new official residence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Though there was also the "People's House" of erstwhile Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, the villainous leader was executed before the colossal construction was finished. By comparison to "Genius of the Carpathians" Ceausescu, who laid claim to 3,000 rooms in Bucharest, the ruler of the "new Turkey"...
  • Arab MK Calls for Establishment of ‘United Islamic States’

    10/03/2014 9:33:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/3/2014, 10:51 AM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    After Arab MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) said Israel is like the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, and Palestinian Authority (PA) chief negotiator Saeb Erekat likened the Jewish state and “Islamic state,” Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsour (Ra’am-Ta’al) has now raised the bar. Sarsour, who heads his Arab Islamist party, was asked what its position is on ISIS by Prof. Marwan Dwairy of the Oranim Academic College located near Haifa. According to the Arab member of Israel’s Knesset, Israel is “crueler” than the brutal jihadist regime. […] “We support one united state in the Arab world as preparation for one united state...
  • DA Seeks Death Penalty For Moore Beheading Suspect

    10/02/2014 3:16:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    News On 6-TV ^ | October 2, 2014
    MOORE, Oklahoma - The Cleveland County District Attorney has filed formal notification to seek death penalty for a man who is accused of beheading a woman and stabbing another one at Vaughan Foods in Moore. DA Mashburn said he is seeking death penalty for Nolen because, 1. The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel. 2. The defendant knowingly created a great risk of death to more than one person. 3. There exists a probability that the defendant will commit criminal acts of violence that would constitute a continuing threat to society. 4. The defendant was previously convicted of a...
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Lynne Al-Nahhas
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia: As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people,...
  • Valerie Jarrett Makes Cameo on CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'

    09/29/2014 3:15:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/29/2014 | Daniel Halper
    Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was given a cameo role in the latest episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The airing of the episode comes after a busy week for President Obama -- which included bombing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a series of meetings at the United Nations, and various international crises. Jarrett appears to play herself: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The scene features Jarrett on the phone with Julianna Margulies (who is the star of The Good Wife and who plays Alicia Florrick), being coached by Alan Cumming (who is playing a political...
  • Obama: U.S. underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    09/28/2014 11:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 28, 2014
    The U.S. had expected the Iraqi army to do more against extremists, president says in acknowledgment of intelligence shortcomingsresident Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes.
  • Obama: Intel officials underestimated ISIS

    09/28/2014 11:47:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/28/14 | Timothy Cama
    President Obama largely blamed the United States’ intelligence community in an interview broadcast Sunday for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said on CBS’s ""60 Minutes." Obama said ISIS, also known as ISIL, went “underground” when United States forces fought al Qaeda in Iraq in the last decade. That, along with Syria’s civil war, allowed ISIS to regroup and recruit fighters from all over the world, including...
  • ISIS-linked militants launch beheading campaign in Afghanistan

    09/26/2014 3:09:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/26/2014 | Noah Rothman
    There are many Islamic fundamentalist militant movements around the globe, some of which are outright hostile towards one another. That is changing. As the Islamic State grows in power becomes the near central focus of Western counterterrorism officials and war planners, Islamist radical groups are uniting behind ISIS. In Algeria, a group linking itself to ISIS recently beheaded a French tourist in response to coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. The al-Nusra Front, a militant group allied with al-Qaeda and once opposed to ISIS, has reportedly decided to work with them rather than against them. The Filipino Islamist militia Abu...
  • Alliance from hell: Al Nusra fighters in Syria want to merge with ISIS – A united army of fanatics

    09/26/2014 8:25:21 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/26/2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria is facing mounting pressure from its members to form an ultra-alliance with the rival Islamic State to confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week. Al Nusra, long one of the most effective forces fighting Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, was weakened this year by battles with Islamic State, an Al Qaeda splinter group that routinely employs ruthless methods such as beheadings and mass executions. U.S.-led air and missile strikes, which have hit Al Nusra as well as Islamic State bases in Syria, have angered many Al Nusra members who...
  • Radical Feminists Strip And Take To Streets Of Paris In Protest Against Radical Islam

    09/25/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | September 25, 2014 | by DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    Radical Feminists have stripped off and taken to Paris's streets in protest against radical Islamists. Urging "infidels" to "speak out" and "rise up", the women wore scarves to cover their faces as they marched through the streets sporting plastic flowery rifles and shouting into megaphones. They launched their protest at the top of the Champs-Elysées whilst bemused tourists and shoppers looked on. The ten women involved in the protest were all part of the feminist group ‘Femen’. The women involved in this latest protest stood in front of a pink banner and waved pink flags emblazoned with the words “Infidels’...
  • ISIS’ Harsh Brand of Islam Is Rooted in Austere Saudi Creed

    09/24/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    BAGHDAD — Caliph Ibrahim, the leader of the Islamic State, appeared to come out of nowhere when he matter-of-factly proclaimed himself the ruler of all Muslims in the middle of an otherwise typical Ramadan sermon. Muslim scholars from the most moderate to the most militant all denounced him as a grandiose pretender, and the world gaped at his growing following and its vicious killings. His ruthless creed, though, has clear roots in the 18th century Arabian Peninsula. It was there that the Saud clan formed an alliance with the puritanical scholar Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab. And as they conquered the...
  • Parliament recalled over air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

    09/24/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2014
    Parliament is to be recalled on Friday to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Prime Minister David Cameron said MPs should respond to the Iraqi government's request for help. He added that the UK "should not turn away from what needs to be done". The Liberal Democrats are backing air strikes in Iraq and Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed his support, saying the UK cannot "opt out". Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has said it is "aware" of reports that a British national has died in Syria, but it has "no further...
  • Families Living In Fear In IS-Controlled Raqqa

    09/24/2014 12:36:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Jason Farrell
    Children in Syria are being taken from their families to be trained as Islamic State fighters and used as informants, according to a civilian who fled the city of Raqqa. Former student Abu Abrahim Raqqawi gave Sky News a chilling account of life inside the IS-controlled city where he claimed children are being indoctrinated to become jihadists. The US launched airstrikes against IS targets in Syria on Tuesday and Abu Abrahim said IS members in the city were killed after rockets struck their communications hub and a hospital used exclusively by the militants. But there are mixed feelings about the...
  • Islamic fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

    09/24/2014 12:24:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2014 | BY KINDA MAKIEH AND JONNY HOGG
    U.S. planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded. "Those air strikes are not important. We need soldiers on the ground," said Hamed, a refugee who fled into Turkey from the Islamic State advance. Mazlum Bergaden, a teacher from Kobani who crossed the border on Wednesday with his family, said two of his brothers had been taken captive by Islamic State fighters. "The situation is very bad. After they kill people, they...
  • Free Syrian Army Filmmaker Says Rebels ‘Laughing’ at U.S. Plan, ‘Don’t Take This Seriously’

    09/24/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 23, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A documentary filmmaker who spent time with the Free Syrian Army said that moderate rebels are “laughing” at President Obama’s plan to arm them against the Islamic State, claiming they simply “don’t take this seriously.” Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker and a friend of executed journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, spoke with Fox News’s Shepard Smith about the White House’s plan to arm and train thousands of rebels affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, a more moderate rebel group that’s friendly with the West, in order to encourage them to fight the Islamic State. VanDyke warned that removing the...
  • It’s Time to Take the Islamic State Seriously (Excellent Analysis!)

    09/23/2014 2:20:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 23, 2014 | REV. JAMES V. SCHALL, S.J.
    Islam has no central or definitive body or figure authorized to define what exactly it is. Opinions about its essence and scope vary widely according to the political or philosophic background of its own interpreters. The current effort to establish an Islamic State, with a designated Caliph, again to take up the mission assigned to Islam, brings to our attention the question: “What is Islam?”The issue of “terror” is a further aspect of this same understanding. Many outside Islam seek to separate “terror” and “Islam” as if they were, in their usage, independent or even opposed ideas. This latter...
  • Syria air strikes: Reaction from small town America

    09/23/2014 4:24:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 23, 2014 | By Anthony Zurcher
    At the Main Event Bar and Grill in Yuma, Colorado, on Tuesday morning, locals took their usual tables to eat breakfast and talk, as country music played over the speakers. The crowd was a mix of farmers, ranchers and retirees, many of whom have spent their whole lives in the tiny town (population 3,500) on the plains in the eastern part of the state. "Either just let them wipe themselves out or drop a bomb on them and have it all over with," says a man in a Marine Corps hat upon entering the restaurant. "Just nuke 'em. Get it...
  • Rooting for Obama's Success

    09/23/2014 3:01:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 23, 2014 | By Ron Fournier
    Criticism is fine and fully American, but so is uniting behind the president, the troops—and a risky plan. Hawks wanted him to act sooner. Doves didn't want him to act at all. The rest of us—the ambivalent Americans—wanted President Obama to do something. He did this: persuaded five Arab states to participate in airstrikes against militants in Syria, including an al-Qaida affiliate plotting an imminent attack against the United States. This isn't dithering. It doesn't look weak. Obama is engaged—finally, and hopefully, for good. We should root for the president and his success, because there are no easy answers in...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Caliphate: Islamic World's 'Dream Come True'

    09/21/2014 5:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBN News ^ | September 16, 2014 | Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- When ISIS leader Abu al-Bagdadi established a new caliphate this summer called the Islamic State, it sent shock waves through the Middle East. The so-called Islamic State became the first caliphate in nearly 100 years. When al-Bagdadi made his announcement, other Islamist groups, like al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned it. Regardless of the internal competition, the caliphate would be a dream come true in the Islamic world. "This dream holds together some kind of feeling that under the caliphate there is going to be a wonderful Islamic world," professor Moshe Sharon, an expert on Islam,...
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    09/21/2014 8:36:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/21/14 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are recruiting women to marry their fighters and have children, part of a larger strategy of state-building. "They are treating the Islamic State as a country that needs women," said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online activity by militant organizations. "The message is: 'You are coming to marry someone immediately and have kids and cook.' They're...
  • Huma Abedin remains at Hillary Clinton’s side despite sexting woes with husband Anthony Weiner

    09/21/2014 6:47:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 20, 2014 | Annie Karni
    Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal left his wife Huma Abedin’s role with Hillary Clinton in doubt. But one year later, Abedin's position as Clinton’s personal chief of staff remains intact, as well as her marriage to Weiner. ... As Clinton’s personal chief of staff, Abedin was constantly at her boss’ side as Clinton toured the country promoting her memoir, “Hard Choices,” over the summer. And there she was again last weekend, standing just behind Clinton as the former First Lady worked the rope line at an Iowa steak fry, a visit widely seen as the first concrete public step by Clinton...
  • Dem Rep: 40 American ISIS fighters have already returned to the United States

    09/19/2014 4:17:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat. Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.
  • 6 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Not Arm the Syrian ‘Moderates’ (w/Videos)

    09/19/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Free Syrian Army is on the wrong side. Here's its bloody track record and disturbing alliances. Video House approves Obama's plan to combat Islamic State in a 273 to 156 vote Demonstrating yet again that we do not have an effective opposition party in the United States right now, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train “vetted” members of the Free Syrian Army. As expected,the Senate went along on Thursday. The Hill noted about the House vote that “vocal opposition” came from “both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who...