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  • Caliphate: Islamic World's 'Dream Come True'

    09/21/2014 5:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 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 · 26 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...
  • Islamic State “bans Christians from school”

    09/19/2014 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | September 19, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    They want to keep the Christians ignorant and subservient. But Obama say, They have legitimate grievances! “Mosul, the Islamic State ‘bans Christians from school," ” Asia News, September 19, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Ankawa (AsiaNews) – For the first time in history, Iraqi Christians who always had a “high standard of education” in the region, are being deprived of the right to study and cannot attend schools.
  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • Islamic State group seizes 16 villages in northern Syria

    09/18/2014 8:14:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    AP via Mass Live ^ | September 18, 2014 | BASSEM MROUE
    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping through the area, activists said. For more than a year, the Islamic State group and Kurdish militias have been locked in a fierce fight in several pockets of northern Syria where large Kurdish populations reside. The clashes are but one aspect of Syria's broader civil war — a multilayered conflict that the U.N. says has killed more than 190,000.
  • Did Saddam Hussein Do a Better Job Fighting Radical Muslims Than America?

    09/18/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 84 replies
    Americans have to face the painful reality that Arabs are, when judged by 21st century Western Standards, a crazy people. This is not meant as an insult. Early this year, the Iraqi parliament proposed a law that would permit men to marry 9 year old girls. The law had the support of a majority of parliament. The law would also permit men to beat up and rape their wives, and prevent women from leaving the house without the permission of the husband. These SOBS are supposed to be the allies of America in the fight against ISIS. The Shia regime...
  • Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies for Children

    09/17/2014 10:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | September 17, 2014
    Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists. While sports is banned, the children will not be allowed to learn about elections and democracy. Instead, the children will be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished." ... The Sunni militant group has captured a slew of Syrian and Iraqi cities in recent months as it tries to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, spanning...
  • How Will the U.S. Decide Which Syrian Rebels to Arm?

    09/16/2014 11:55:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/15/2014 | Rachel Roubein
    Even assuming President Obama gets the authority he wants, experts say deciding who exactly should get American aid is an exceedingly difficult task. There are vast differences among Syrian rebel fighters—a conglomerate of varying ideologies, social backgrounds, and loyalties. And the questions of who exactly is a Syrian moderate, and whether these weapons will fall into the wrong hands, loom large on Capitol Hill. There isn't a formal definition of a Syrian moderate, said Leila Hilal of the New America Foundation. But implicit in the word, she says, are a few criteria: a Syrian who is a nationalist and is...
  • Ottoman Caliphate of 1915-19 Exponentially Worse Than ISIS

    09/16/2014 11:19:28 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    PJ tattler ^ | September 15, 2014 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Last night, my brief sound bite during a Sean Hannity panel alluded to the timeless Koranic injunction to wage jihad war against Jews and Christians, specifically, Koran 9:29, for the purpose of forcibly imposing a Sharia-based Islamic order upon them. This reference was followed by a graphic, modern historical manifestation of this eternal Islamic “imperative”: the 1915-19 jihad genocide of the Armenian, Assyro-Chaldean, and Syrian Orthodox Christian communities of Anatolia, and northern “Mesopotamia,” i.e., modern Iraq, by the last Caliphate — the Ottoman Caliphate. Notwithstanding the recent horrific spate of atrocities committed against the Christian communities of northern Iraq by...
  • Al-Qaida calls for revolt against Arab rulers

    02/26/2011 1:36:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    AP News ^ | Feb 26, 2011 | AP
    Al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen urged Muslims to revolt against Arab rulers and establish governments based on Islamic law, according to an audio tape posted Saturday on militant websites.
  • Bush 2006: World War III Coming If 'Caliphate Capitol' Established In Iraq

    09/15/2014 10:57:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/14 | Breitbart TV
    On September 5, 2006, then-President George W. Bush gave a speech headlined "U.S. Foreign Policy and Terrorist Threats" to military officers about the "stages" of the third world war which would be begun by the establishment of a "caliphate" if America was to abandon the fight in Iraq. He warned radical Islamic jihadist, at the time lead by Osama bin Laden, were planing to "expel Americans" and create a "caliphate capital' in Iraq. He added that the terrorists have "made clear that the most important front in their struggle against America is Iraq."
  • Controversial DHS Adviser Let Go Amid Allegations of Cover Up

    09/15/2014 5:21:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser long engulfed in controversy over his radical views was let go from his role in the department last week after a long fight by lawmakers and others to revoke the individual’s privileges at DHS. Mohamed Elibiary was until last week a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). After years of controversy about his status at DHS, Elibiary announced his final day with the department on Twitter earlier this month and said he would remain close to the agency. Media outlets have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure, speculating...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow

    09/14/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    NYT/BI ^ | Sep. 14, 2014, 10:12 AM | Michael B Kelley
    President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad's troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, "Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system," Baker reports. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account."
  • Large Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Obama Mission to Destroy ISIS, Poll Shows

    09/14/2014 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 14, 2014 | BY MARK MURRAY
    Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing new measures to combat the Sunni militants. The poll – conducted before the latest execution emerged – showed that a combined 68 percent of Americans say they have “very little” or “just some” confidence that Obama’s goals of degrading and eliminating the threat posed by ISIS will be achieved. Just 28 percent said they had “a...
  • Boko Haram Militants Have Surrounded a Major Nigerian City

    09/13/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    VICE News ^ | 9/13/2014 (10:40 AM) | Samuel Oakford
    A month after declaring an Islamic state-like caliphate in Northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have reportedly surrounded the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where residents expect an attack on what could be the group's largest and most symbolic seizure yet. ...
  • Somebody Tell Kerry: White House Says We're at War with ISIS

    09/12/2014 2:37:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | September 12, 2014
    The United States is at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), the White House and Pentagon said Friday, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly declined to use that phrase. “In the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates around the globe, we are at war with ISIL,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby echoed that sentiment, telling reporters that while the effort was "not the Iraq war," they should "make no mistake, we know we...
  • Top Obama Officials Disagree Over Whether U.S. At War With ISIS

    09/12/2014 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | September 12, 2014 | by Zeke J Miller
    The use of the W-word could have both legal and political implications. Top Obama Administration officials have publicly given conflicting accounts in recent days over a fundamental question of the new U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria: Is the nation at war? With 158 airstrikes carried out on ISIS targets and more than 1,600 troops deployed to Iraq in various capacities, Secretary of State John Kerry told ABC News Thursday that the nation was not in fact at war with the militant group. But by Friday afternoon, the White House and the Pentagon were...
  • Carr: Anti-war crowd stunningly silent on ISIS plan

    09/12/2014 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2014 | By Howie Carr
    I could have sworn we were going to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But the president, a well-known theologian, has informed us that despite what the Muslims of ISIS say, the Islamic State “is not Islamic.” So I guess we’re in a war against SIS — the State of Iraq and Syria. But it still is a war, isn’t it, Mr. Secretary Kerry? “I think that’s the wrong terminology,” he sniffed yesterday. “What we are engaging in is a very significant counterterrorism operation.” Does that make it … a police action? Will we have to...
  • Kerry plays down hopes of imminent anti-Islamic State coalition

    09/12/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2014 | By Jason Szep
    ANKARA--U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday played down chances of an imminent broad coalition against Islamic State militants, illustrating the difficulty Washington faces winning commitment for a military campaign in the heart of the Middle East. Kerry met Turkish leaders to try to secure support for U.S.-led action against Islamic State, but Ankara's reluctance to play a frontline role highlighted the challenges of building a willing coalition to wage what will likely be a tough offensive. Kerry has been touring the Middle East to build support for President Barack Obama's plan, announced on Wednesday, to strike both sides...
  • When Boots on the Ground Aren't 'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq

    09/12/2014 9:54:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 12, 2014 | By Lee Ferran
    President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS comes with an additional 475 American troops gearing up to go to Iraq, bringing the total number of U.S. service members there to over 1,600 – but don’t call those “boots on the ground.” Like the hundreds of American soldiers already in Iraq, the new crop has not been assigned to any combat duties, the military says, and Thursday that’s how the White House told ABC News it defines “boots on the ground” in this context: “U.S. military service members serving in combat roles.”
  • ISIS Seeks 'Cyber Caliphate

    09/11/2014 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    ISIS is hoping to carry out major attacks on the West that could wreak major havoc—and they could do it from anywhere in the world. Islamic State militants are planning the creation of a 'cyber caliphate' protected by their own encryption software - from behind which they will launch massive hacking attacks on the U.S. and the West. Both Islamic State and Al Qaeda claim to be actively recruiting skilled hackers in a bid to create a team of jihadist computer experts capable of causing devastating cyber disruptions to Western institutions. […] Large numbers of Islamic State fighters are young,...
  • How US Would Conduct the Syrian Rebel-Training Program

    09/11/2014 5:00:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2014 | By Luis Martinez
    ... For more than a year, the CIA has run a limited training program in Jordan for small numbers of vetted fighters. The military program would expand on that model and train larger numbers of fighters. U.S. officials familiar with details of the proposed program say that it is slated to last for one year from the time that Congress authorizes it and passes the funding request. A senior administration official revealed Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had agreed to host the train-and-equip program. A U.S. official told ABC News that Saudi Arabia will host multiple training sites for Syrian rebel...
  • Obama's ISIS Offensive Is Not 'War,' Kerry Insists

    09/11/2014 4:55:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2014 | By ALEXANDER MARQUARDT
    The U.S. is not at war with ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted today. Kerry was asked today whether the U.S. was at war with ISIS. "No. Look, we’re engaged in a counterterrorism operation of a significant order," the secretary responded. "And counterterrorism operations can take a long time, they go on. I think 'war' is the wrong reference term with respect to that, but obviously it involves kinetic military action."
  • Obama’s ‘Strategy’ Has No Chance of Success

    09/11/2014 8:58:38 AM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/10/2014 | FREDERICK W. KAGAN and KIMBERLY KAGAN
    President Obama just announced that he is bringing a counter-terrorism strategy to an insurgency fight. He was at pains to repeat the phrase “counter-terror” four times in a short speech. Noting that ISIL is not a state (partly because the international community thankfully does not recognize it), he declared, “ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.” Neither of those sentences, unfortunately, is true. ISIL is an insurgent group that controls enormous territory in Iraq and Syria that it governs. It maneuvers conventional light...
  • Kerry, in Saudi Arabia, Talks Strategy With Arab Leaders

    09/11/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON
    Secretary of State John Kerry plunged into an intensive series of meetings here with Arab officials on Thursday to coordinate strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The meetings are being hosted by Saudi Arabia, which has agreed to provide bases for the training of moderate Syrian rebels who are battling the Sunni militants and the Assad government in Damascus. The talks will also include the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. The Obama administration is eager for the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, to...
  • Russia says US airstrikes without UN mandate would be act of aggression

    09/11/2014 5:56:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 11, 2014
    Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday airstrikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a UN Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression, Interfax news agency reported. "The US president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the US armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government," ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said. "This step, in the absence of a UN Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, a gross violation of international law."
  • Obama orders U.S. airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

    09/11/2014 5:53:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 11, 2014 | BY STEVE HOLLAND AND ROBERTA RAMPTON
    President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's decision to launch attacks inside Syria, which is embroiled in a three-year civil war, marked a turnabout for the president, who shied away a year ago from airstrikes to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people.
  • Excerpts of the President’s Address to the Nation

    09/10/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    White House.gov ^ | September 10, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    As Prepared for Delivery “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat. Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” … “But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless...
  • Janet Napolitano: Feds were aware of ISIL

    09/08/2014 1:32:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was on the “radar screen” when she served in the Obama administration ... in September 2013. “Yes, they were on everybody’s radar screen.” ... the biggest concern ISIL presents for national security is the so-called foreign fighter problem, in which citizens of the United States and United Kingdom have traveled to the Middle East to join the militants. “The No. 1 threat to the homeland,” Napolitano said, “are Americans or Europeans who have passports who have been over there and who are...
  • ISIS expands its power while Obama makes empty threats

    09/10/2014 9:02:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/10/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    According to a new web piece, President Obama is using “code speak” to send a message to his Muslim leaning contacts, assuring them that he does not recognize the State of Israel. “In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, [Obama] will use the term ISIL,” instead of Islamic State of Iraq, or the current designation of Islamic State. (1) In an article entitled “Decoding Obama’s Speech Reveals Some Startling Revelations,” we are directed to analysis of the geographical term “Levant,” a land bridge between Turkey in the North and Egypt in the South....
  • ISIS Giving Nigeria's Boko Haram Advice on Establishing African Caliphate

    09/10/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Terror group ISIS, which is active in Iraq and Syria, is reportedly strengthening its ties with Boko Haram in Nigeria, offering the militants advice on how to build an African caliphate. "Unless swift action is taken, Nigeria could be facing a rapid takeover of a large area of its territory reminiscent of ISIS's lightning advances in Iraq," The Nigeria Security Network warned. The Independent noted that intelligence agencies have been raising concern that what initially looked like symbolic links between ISIS and Boko Haram have now developed "into a practical relationship" with the former offering advice on strategy and tactics....
  • Been There, Tried That: What Obama Won't Say in Foreign Policy Address

    09/10/2014 6:09:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 10, 2014 | by Carrie Dann
    President Barack Obama is set to hit rewind on his approach to foreign policy when he addresses the nation Wednesday. A president who rode opposition to the Iraq War to the White House will try to convince the American people that, this time, the U.S. must wade back into the much-despised quagmire to eliminate the threat from jihadist group ISIS. It’s not the first time Obama has retreated from some of his most frequently-played sound bites regarding the terror threat in the Middle East. But with the ISIS threat feeling ever closer to home since the terror group beheaded two...
  • ISIS, ISIL or the Islamic State?

    09/09/2014 6:28:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue September 9, 2014 | Ray Sanchez
    Is it ISIL, ISIS or Islamic State? Whatever you call the jihadist group known for killing dozens of people at a time, carrying out public executions, beheadings, crucifixions and other brutal acts, there is no denying they have captured the world's attention. On the eve of President Barack Obama's speech outlining Washington's strategy against the group, in which he will likely refer to it as ISIL, we ask: What's in a name?
  • U.S. expands attacks on Islamic State as Iraqi forces move to reclaim villages near Haditha

    09/07/2014 3:59:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 7, 2014 | By Roy Gutman
    The United States on Sunday expanded its air war against Islamic extremists in Iraq, sending fighter jets to attack targets near the Haditha Dam in coordination with ground forces from the Shiite Muslim-dominated Iraqi military and local Sunni Muslim tribes. The U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, said in a statement that U.S. combat aircraft destroyed four Islamic State Humvees, four armed vehicles, two of which were carrying anti-aircraft artillery, one fighting position, and one command post. It’s not clear whether the collaboration, coordinated by the U.S. military with the Shiite-dominated central government, will set a precedent. Still, the timing...
  • Obama Recruits 9 Allies to Help in the Battle Against ISIS

    09/05/2014 7:16:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 5, 2014 | HELENE COOPER
    President Obama escalated the American response to the marauding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Friday, recruiting at least nine allies to help crush the organization and offering the outlines of a coordinated military strategy that echoes the war on terror developed by his predecessor, George W. Bush, more than a decade ago. In his most expansive comments to date about how the United States and its friends could defeat ISIS, a once-obscure group of Sunni militants that has now upended the Middle East and overshadowed Al Qaeda, Mr. Obama said the effort would rely on American airstrikes against...
  • ISIS Strategy a Moving Target for Obama Administration

    09/05/2014 3:05:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 5, 2014 | By ALI WEINBERG
    Since President Obama departed for Europe this week he and other administration officials have sent mixed messages about what exactly the mission is with regard to the Islamist extremist group ISIS. The president, who spoke about the adminstration's ISIS objectives again today at the NATO conference in Wales, has laid out several different goals, ranging from completely destroying ISIS to shrinking its sphere of influence. Below is a list of the various objectives against ISIS, which is also known as ISIL, that Obama and his team have laid out in the past week: “Our objective is clear, and that is...
  • British jihadists want to come home, say they made ‘mistake’

    09/05/2014 2:55:26 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 102 replies
    Metro ^ | Friday 5 Sep 2014 | Metro
    British jihadist fighters have contacted a university in London to say they regret their decision to join Islamist extremists in the Middle East. The jihadists, thought to be a 30-strong group, said they wanted to return home to Britain but were afraid they would be jailed if they did so. They also complained about feeling ‘disillusioned’ over the last two weeks. It was unclear whether this related to the recent beheadings of two American journalists. Some who travelled to fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime are instead being forced to get involved in in-fighting among rebel groups. One fighter,...
  • Iran 'backs US military contacts' to fight Islamic State

    09/05/2014 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 5, 2014
    Iran's Supreme Leader has approved co-operation with the US as part of the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, sources have told BBC Persian. Ayatollah Khamenei has authorised his top commander to co-ordinate military operations with the US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces, sources in Tehran say. Iran has traditionally opposed US involvement in Iraq, an Iranian ally. However, Shia Iran sees the extremist Sunni IS group, which views Shias as heretics, as a serious threat.
  • Isis Master Plan Revealed: Islamic 'Caliphate' Will Rule Spain, China and Balkans

    09/04/2014 2:39:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 3, 2014 13:39 BST | By Jack Moore
    As the Isis (now known as Islamic State) terror group continues to consolidate its self-declared "caliphate" in territory seized in its march across north-eastern Syria and northern Iraq, a map has been released that details the "ten-state solution" it hopes to achieve over the next decade. Walid Shoebat, a former Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) terrorist turned Islamic scholar, has translated the Arabic map of the expansionist caliphate to show the Balkans, Spain and Portugal are long-term targets for the militants. The group, which stemmed from al-Qaeda and the Salafist ideology, rejects the notion of nationalism, aiming to remove secular governments...
  • Woman Beheaded 'With Machete' in North London Garden

    09/04/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Palmira Silva was decapitated at her home in Edmonton in an indiscriminate rampage before armed police subdued her 'crazed' attackerTom Whitehead, Ed Malnick, Tom Brooks Pollock and Gordon Rayner, Palmira Silva,4:28PM BST 04 Sep 2014 An 82-year-old woman was beheaded in a north London garden after a crazed attacker went beserk with a machete. Pensioner Palmira Silva was decapitated at her house in Edmonton in broad daylight in an apparent frenzied assault by a 25-year-old man who randomly targeted victims. The horror scene unfolded as terrified eye witnesses saw the man, who was wielding a foot long blade, attack a...
  • Obama has No Intention of Stopping ISIS

    09/04/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/14 | Sher Zieve
    The world is in the most dire condition it has ever been and Obama is one of those leading the charge for its establishment as an Islamic slave State Obama is allowing ISIL/ISIS to continue its blood lust of beheadings of Christians and others across the world. He has done nothing to stop it and, chillingly, has not even mentioned it except for a passing remark or two. Now, this group of Sunni Muslims (BTW…please remember that Obama’s “family” members—save one who is a conservative Christian shunned by the rest of the family—are all Sunni Muslim Brotherhood)—has beheaded 2 American...
  • Obama: We won’t be intimidated by ISIS

    09/03/2014 7:10:07 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2014
    TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group. Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’ll take time to roll them back,” the president said at a news conference during a visit to Europe. Obama’s comments came after he said the United States had verified the authenticity of a video released Tuesday showing the beheading...
  • Bin Laden letters order US massacre (Excerpts From Letters)

    10/17/2001 7:21:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 493+ views
    Guardian/UK ^ | 10/18/01 | Philip Willan in Rome and Nick Hopkins
    Followers in London told to acquire weapons of mass destruction to counter American action in Iraq and Saudi Arabia Letters allegedly written by Osama bin Laden to his supporters in London called on members of his al-Qaida network to acquire weapons of mass destruction and urged them to "kill, fight, create traps and destroy" Americans. In the correspondence, Bin Laden refers to the US sanctions on Iraq as the "worst international terrorism" and said it was the "sacred duty of Muslims" to drive out American forces from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. If the letters, published yesterday by the Italian ...
  • Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

    09/02/2014 2:08:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 139 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2014 | By Bill Gertz
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the date marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports. “There are a number...
  • U.S. Aids Turkey in Creating an Islamic Caliphate and an Antichrist

    09/01/2014 3:02:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/31/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    Obama is sending Defense Secretary Hagel to Turkey to ratchet its efforts to tame ISIS while knowingly is aware that Turkey is a supporter of ISIS! The efforts as they claim is to build what the administration termed Coalition of the Willing.As has been predicted by Shoebat.com, The United States will plead to Turkey to end ISIS.Now Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is being sent by Obama preparing to visit Turkey to intensify the push for an international campaign against ISIS.In his remarks during a briefing on Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said that Hagel will start...
  • My ISIS Strategy

    09/01/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Roger L Simon
    So I don’t have much question about what to do about ISIS. Obliterate it. Put as few of our people in harm’s way as possible to accomplish that, but if it’s necessary to do so, it’s necessary.