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  • Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps

    08/29/2015 5:48:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/28/2015 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials. The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign. Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen....
  • As the West Sleeps, ISIS Spreads Throughout the Middle East

    08/31/2015 2:07:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 31, 2015 | GIORA EILAND
    Disconcerting news about ISIS was recently published. First, it was alleged that ISIS used chemical weapons against the Kurds in Syria. Second, that it had gained control of an important city in eastern Libya. It appears that almost nothing can stop the spread of this criminal organization in Iraq, Syria, northern Sinai and Libya.  How can this be? Why hasn’t the West been successful in stopping an enemy that it has regarded as a threat that provokes a very real fear? The answers can be defined in two parts: Turkey and weakness.   With regards to Turkey: ISIS is...
  • Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS's sex slavery

    08/31/2015 10:24:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Inquirer ^ | August 30, 2015 | Trudy Rubin
    One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young girls and women - who are sold as sex slaves. Most of the victims come from the Yazidi religious minority, labeled nonbelievers by ISIS. They were captured when ISIS invaded northern Iraq last year and wiped out their communities. But one of the sex slaves was a fresh-faced blond American, a 25-year-old aid worker who was captured in Syria in August 2013. Kayla Mueller was chained in a room and raped for months by the leader of...
  • "There's No Such Thing as Moderate Islam": An Iraqi Priest Describes the Christian Genocide

    08/27/2015 6:24:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/27/15 | Padre Douglas al Bazi
    "THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS MODERATE ISLAM"Padre Douglas al Bazi recounts the Christian Genocide in Iraq Matteo MatzuzziIL FOGLIO August 26th 2015“Wake up! The cancer is at your door. They will destroy you. We, the Christians of the Middle East are the only group that has seen the face of evil: Islam”. ***Rome. “Please, if there’s anyone who still thinks ISIS doesn’t represent Islam, know that they are wrong. ISIS represents Islam one hundred percent.” Father Douglas al Bazi, an Iraqi Catholic parish priest in Erbil, raised his voice during an intervention at the Meeting in Rimini, with a choice...
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Islamic State desecrates saint’s bones after bulldozing 1,600-year-old church

    08/23/2015 7:57:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/23/15 | Robert Spencer
    Saint Elian, also known as Saint Julian of Emesa, was a Christian who was martyred in 284AD. But the Islamic State, over 1,800 years later, wants to make sure his bones don’t tempt anyone to idolatry.More on this story. “ISIS dig up and desecrate saint’s bones after bulldozing 1,600-year-old Christian church,” by Nick Gutteridge, Express, August 21, 2015: The twisted terror group today released a video showing its barbaric militants razing the ancient Mar Elian monastery to the ground, even digging up and desecrating the bones of a Christian saint.There were reports that fighters had also kidnapped the monastery’s abbot,...
  • ISIS blows up ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra

    08/23/2015 6:22:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8/23/15
    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief told AFP.“Daesh placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baal Shamin today and then blew it up causing much damage to the temple,” said Maamoun Abdulkarim, using another name for ISIS.Over the past several months, ISIS have blown up and defaced historical sites and artifacts across their sprawling self-proclaimed "caliphate" stretching across Iraq and Syria.ISIS took control of Palmyra in May, located in the central desert region of...
  • Schumer May Save the Democratic Party

    08/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/2015 | PATRICK H. CADDELL and DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    The Iran deal has potential, both because of public opinion and the way the administration is positioning itself, to hurt Democrats in much the same way that the Iranian hostage crisis did in 1980 and 1981. Should New York Senator Chuck Schumer succeed in killing the deal, he will be saving the Democrats from what appears to be a grave political mistake. President Obama has branded opponents of the deal as either ideological extremists or ignorant. In his speech at American University, he compared the agreement’s opponents with Iranian extremists chanting “death to America.” He pointed out that most of...
  • Rouhani Threatens War if Nuclear Deal Fails

    08/22/2015 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    INN ^ | 8/22/2015, 9:00 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the country’s latest domestically produced surface to surface missile on Saturday, saying such weapons are necessary for “defense”—despite his nation’s active offensive actions throughout the region, most recently in proxy rocket attacks against Israel on Thursday. The Fateh (Winner) 313 ballistic missile has a 500-kilometer (300 miles) range and features more advanced sensors and technology, according to Sepah News, the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. […] “Iran’s strategy is based on defense and deterrence. The first line is diplomats and the second line is generals. Diplomats should be backed by generals. If they fail,...
  • Islamic State overruns Iraqi base near Fallujah

    08/20/2015 6:23:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | Bill Roggio and Caleb Weiss
    The Islamic State overran an Iraqi military base and killed dozens of soldiers and policemen in an attack near Fallujah in Anbar province, where the government has been trying to dislodge the group for the past year.In a newly released video, the Islamic State showcases its forces overrunning a military outpost near the city. The video shows jihadists attacking the base with armored personnel carriers packed with explosives and a ground assault team. The Islamic State seized tanks, armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and other vehicles. The bodies of dozens of dead Iraqi security personnel are displayed.The exact date the assault...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Journalist tried and executed same day by ISIS in Mosul

    08/16/2015 11:10:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 8/16/15
    The Islamic State group (ISIS) executed another journalist in the group’s stronghold of Mosul on Sunday after a summary trial, a Kurdish official said. “The journalist Yahya al-Khatib was kidnapped by ISIS militants at his home on Saturday,” Ismat Rajab, an official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, told Rudaw. “He was executed today in the neighborhood of Bab al-Tub in Mosul,” said Rajab, who lives in the Iraqi Kurdistan region since the city was seized by ISIS in June last year. Rajab said the dead journalist was charged with spying for the Iraqi media and Iraqi military...
  • Obama administration still predicts 'Assad's days are numbered'

    08/15/2015 11:34:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/15/15 | Hannah Allam
    By autumn 2011, weeks after President Barack Obama demanded that Bashar Assad step aside and with the rebels making some modest gains on the battlefield, the question among the administration's Syria watchers was: Thanksgiving or Christmas? Apart from a couple of holdouts, the president's entire foreign policy brain trust was convinced at the time that Assad would be out by the holiday season; there was only bickering about just how soon. With the administration's most trusted Middle East hands – diplomats, generals, intelligence officers – predicting that the Syrian leader wouldn't last into 2012, the White House felt comfortable rolling...
  • SEX SLAVE: American Hostage Raped Repeatedly By ISIS Before Being Killed

    08/15/2015 10:06:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 8/15/15 | Caleb Howe
    The Washington Post reports this weekend that Kayla Mueller, an American held hostage by ISIS and killed back in February of this year, was kept as a sex slave by the perverted deviant in charge of the terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The family of Kayla Mueller said in an interview Friday that the FBI had informed them that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the emir of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, had sexually abused their daughter, a humanitarian worker.Mueller’s parents said the FBI first spoke to the family about the sexual assault in late June and provided more details two weeks ago....
  • Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria

    08/15/2015 9:33:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/15/15 | Nabih Bulos
    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed. Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical weapon use by Isil in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh confirmed mustard gas had been used, according to the Washington Post and CNN. Mustard gas, used during World War One, can cause blisters, blindness and respiratory damage and is an internationally-banned chemical weapon. Last month, members of a Syrian Kurdish militia, the People's Defence Units or YPG, reported that projectiles fired by Isil's jihadists had released...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 16, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked GroupPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 16, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments Ad sponsored by Americans for Peace and Tolerance published in the Washington Times. A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of...
  • Thousands of Iraqi Christians Flee as ISIS Massacres 2,000 Civilians, Blasts Baghdad With Car Bombs

    08/11/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/11/15 | Hermoine Macura
    Thousands of displaced Arab refugees, including a large number of Christians and Yazidis, are continuing to flee Iraq following the Islamic State's mass execution of around 2,000 Iraqis in the city of Nineveh — followed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad on Monday — resulting in dozens of causalities, according to Reuters.It's been one year since the Islamic State began its reign of terror in the Sinjar and Tal Afar districts of northern Iraq's Nineveh Province, which has included a hate-fueled campaign to wipe out Christians and Yazidis as well as other religious communities."Islamic State has unleashed untold...
  • Kerry says dollar could suffer if US walks away from Iran deal (Will the lunacy ever end?)

    08/11/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 62 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1:30 PM EDT
    Kerry also stated that the US walking away from the deal would remove any legitimacy for a potential military strike against Iran should it pursue nuclear weapons. If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal struck with Iran last month in Vienna and demands that its allies comply with US sanctions, the dollar may soon cease to be the world's reserve currency, the top US diplomat said on Monday. "If we turn around and nix the deal and then tell them, you're going to have to obey our rules and sanctions anyway, that is a recipe, very quickly...
  • Mulla Krekar: Only ISIS can fulfill Muslim ‘ambitions and dreams’

    03/14/2015 4:05:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    By RUDAW ^ | 5/2/2015
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Only the Islamic State (ISIS) can “fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” said firebrand Kurdish cleric Mulla Krekar, who was recently freed from a Norwegian jail. “The Islamic State is not something strange; it is the only element that can fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” he said in an Al Jazeera interview. The 58-year-old preacher added that all Muslims calling for resistance to the extremist Sunni ISIS “Caliphate” are “cowards,” and accused them of following orders from the United States and Shiite Iran. He called upon ISIS to appoint someone “with the courage to fight the infidels...
  • Iraqi archbishop: US more concerned about image of Islam than victims of persecution

    08/10/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/10/15 | Robert Spencer
    Archbishop Warda said: “All the statements (by U.S. government and media) have not condemned strongly what damage it is doing. What they are saying is just ‘This is not the true Islam. This is violating the picture of Islam.’ The issue for them is the image of Islam, but none of these statements speak about the victims, about what has been done to the victims, they are not even mentioned. And that is one of the questions our people have.”Indeed so. But most of his coreligionists in the U.S. don’t dare press this point, for to do so would harm...
  • ISIS release horrific execution video, claiming to be filmed in Afghanistan

    08/10/2015 3:08:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | 8/10/15
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has released a new execution video claiming to be filmed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.The video, too much horrific to be published, was posted by the affiliates of the terror group who claim to be part of the group’s Khorasan province.A group of ten men is shown being blown up after forcing them sit on Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted beneath them in the ground.They have been accused of apostasy and supporting the Taliban militants in their fight against the ISIS affiliates and being the supporter of ISI.The authenticity...
  • Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was “a willful decision”...

    08/07/2015 12:37:52 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 32 replies
    levantreport.com ^ | Aug 6 2015 | Brad Hoff
    In Al Jazeera’s latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms to Mehdi Hasan that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was “a willful decision.” Amazingly, Flynn actually took issue with the way interviewer Mehdi Hasan posed the question—Flynn seemed to want to make it clear that the policies that led...
  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance According to Islamic Law

    08/06/2015 2:37:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law.On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized.The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law.Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to exclude these two...
  • Obama: "Netanyahu refuses to meet with me, wants to continue fighting over Iran

    08/05/2015 8:41:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 73 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 08.05.15, 08:14 | Itamar Eichner
    In a briefing before 22 Jewish leaders US President Barack Obama said that he is ready to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and discuss the necessary measures needed to make Israel feel safer after the Iran deal. According to Obama, sadly Netanyahu refused to hold a meeting. Saying the meeting would be seen as waving a white flag, because Netanyahu wants to continue fighting over the deal.
  • If you won't help our people stay, help them leave - Catholic bishops from the Middle East

    08/05/2015 7:19:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 8/5/15 | Mary Rezac
    Catholic bishops from Middle East: If you won't help us stay, help us leave Catholic archbishops from Iraq and Syria said Tuesday that while they hope to help their people stay in the Middle East, they also believe those trying to leave are being unjustly discriminated against when applying for United States visas. According to federal data, since October 2014, 906 Muslim refugees from Syria were granted U.S. visas, while only 28 of Syria’s estimated 700,000 displaced Christians were given the same. Even when accounting for population percentages (Christians account for 10 percent of the religious makeup of Syria), the...
  • ISIS executes 19 women for refusing to practice sex with its fighters, says Kurdish official

    08/05/2015 1:46:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | 8/3/15 | Abdelchak Mamoun
    Media official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, Said Mimousini, said on Monday, that ISIS executed 19 women in Mosul, attributing the cause to refusing the practice of the so-called sexual jihad. Mimousini said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “ISIS executed 19 women in the city of Mosul during the past two days,” claiming that, “the penalty decision came on the background of the refusal to participate in the practice of sexual jihad.” He added that the last period has seen splits in the ranks of ISIS in Mosul and internal conflicts because of the money and distribution of...
  • IS selling captured women, kids as sex slaves: UN official [with a price list]

    08/03/2015 7:24:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, Bloomberg reported, citing a senior United Nations official.The official, Zainab Bangura, said that on a trip to Iraq in April she was given a copy of an IS pamphlet, which included the list, showing that captured children as young as one year old fetch the highest price. The bidders include both the group’s own fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners.Bangura, who is the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict and was also in Jordan and Turkey, said she has verified that the document came from IS...
  • U.S. to Use Air Power to Defend Syria Force

    08/02/2015 3:17:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | ADAM ENTOUS
    President Barack Obama has authorized the use of air power to defend a new U.S.-backed fighting force in Syria should it come under attack from Syrian government forces or other groups, officials said, in a move that could increase the risk of the U.S. coming into direct conflict with the Assad regime. The decision ends a months’ long debate over the role the U.S. military should play in supporting its few allies on the battlefield and comes as the U.S. and Turkey discussed joint operations to clear a zone along the Turkish-Syrian border of Islamic State militants. Turkish officials wanted...
  • U.S. to Defend New Syria Force From Assad Regime

    08/02/2015 5:21:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/2/15 | ADAM ENTOUS
    President Barack Obama has authorized using air power to defend a new U.S.-backed fighting force in Syria if it is attacked by Syrian government forces or other groups, raising the risk of the American military coming into direct conflict with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. officials said the decision ended a monthslong debate over the role the American military should play in supporting its few allies on the battlefield in Syria. Administration officials had been deeply concerned that defending the Pentagon-backed force could inadvertently open the first open conflict with the Assad government, which has denounced the U.S....
  • Turkey’s U-turn against ISIL creates doubts about real intentions

    08/01/2015 9:54:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | August 01, 2015, Saturday/ 17:00:00/ | DENİZ ARSLAN / ANKARA
    ErdoÄźan's motives in launching a military operation against the PKK are being questioned in international circles, with claims surfacing that air strikes against ISIL are a cover-up for targeting Kurds. Turkey has been candid about being disturbed by the recent Syrian Kurdish advances against ISIL, and ErdoÄźan openly expressed that Turkey will never allow a Kurdish independent state in the region. Turkey says the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), have ties with the PKK. The PKK is classified as a terrorist organization by the US, but US officials say...
  • Iran publishes book on how to outwit US and destroy Israel

    08/01/2015 8:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    While Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear agreement, Iran’s religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,” a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as “The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.” A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon. Obama administration officials likely...
  • Kerry: Iran Deal Not a Treaty ‘Because You Can’t Pass a Treaty Anymore’ (quoi?)

    07/29/2015 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The White House did not pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran as an international treaty, because getting U.S. Senate advice and consent for a treaty has “become physically impossible,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday. At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kerry was asked about the administration’s approach of seeking a political accord between governments rather than an international treaty. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) recalled Kerry saying earlier in the hearing that if Congress rejects the JCPOA, other countries will in the future not...
  • Sheik in Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: The Caliphate Will Eliminate the West in Its Entirety

    07/29/2015 4:31:40 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 19 replies
    Memri tv ^ | 7/24/15
    During an address delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 24, Sheik Ahmad Al-Dweik said that Allah had promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate and that it would "fight the U.S. and bring it down" and would "eliminate the West in its entirety." Following are excerpts: Ahmad Al-Dweik: We say to Iran, to the U.S., and to others: Allah has promised to grant victory and honor to this Islamic nation. Allah has promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate, whether the U.S., Iran, and the regional powers like it or not. Oh Muslims, you should know that this is the promise...
  • Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke 'end of the world' (link only)

    07/28/2015 9:01:34 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    USA Today | 7/28/15 | Sara A. Carter
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  • Know Your Enemy: A Primer on Islamic Jihad

    07/25/2015 5:57:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/25/15 | Rep. Steve King
    Islamic jihad has declared war on the United States and all of Western civilization. ISIS has announced its intention to dominate the world and fly its black flag from the White House in continuation of a 1,400-year-old war against us “infidels.” In the first 100 years after the death of Mohammed (a.d. 632)`, Islamic jihad conquered most of the known world except Western Europe. Christian forces blocked the first century of Islamic conquest at the very bloody Battle of Tours on October 10, 732. Islamic jihad continued to threaten the very existence of Christianity throughout the next millennium. October 7,...
  • For Erdogan, Turkish assault is about containing the Kurds as much as fighting Isil

    07/25/2015 5:07:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey’s decision to send fighter jets against Isil positions in Syria and open its Incirlik and Pirinçlik air bases to US jets is a step change in its involvement in the fight against militant jihad. Whether it turns into open war on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is another matter. The deal between the reluctant AKP government in Ankara and the United States has been a year in the making, though only announced after Isil effectively declared war by bombing a cultural centre in the Turkish border town of Suruc. Turkey has until now tolerated Isil to some...
  • Iraqis Fleeing ISIS Reveal Horrors of Militants Abusing, Killing Disabled People (Interview)

    07/25/2015 5:01:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/23/15 | Hermoine Macura
    The Islamic State's limitless brutality is known far and wide, with thousands of survivors reporting cases of mass murders, rape and the sexual enslavement of women and children. Now new reports reveal that the radical movement has reached a new low — targeting disabled people.Refugee survivors narrowly escaping the clutches of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria have reported that the fighters often kill and torture special needs civilians when they capture them.Twenty-seven-year-old Summer Khaleel Khaleel, a Syrian refugee from the town of Al Hasakah, told of her escape to The Christian Post after she fled her village when...
  • Retiring Army Chief Odierno: US Could Have Prevented Rise of ISIS

    07/22/2015 5:37:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 7/22/15 | Edwin Mora
    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, in an exclusive interview with Fox News weeks away from his retirement, said the United States military could have prevented the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group.“It’s frustrating to watch it,” said Gen. Odierno, referring to the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. “I go back to the work we did in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and we got it to a place that was really good. Violence was low, the economy was growing, politics looked like it was heading in the right direction.”“If we had stayed a little...
  • Defiant Ayatollah: Deal Changes Nothing

    07/21/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2015 | Staff
    If President Barack Obama and other world leaders hoped the nuclear agreement with Iran would lead to normalized relations down the road, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has nipped that prospect in the bud. Speaking Saturday about the deal, the Islamic holy leader denied a wider shift in foreign policy. “We have repeatedly said we don’t negotiate with the U.S. on regional or international affairs; not even on bilateral issues. There are some exceptions like the nuclear program that we negotiated with the Americans to serve our interests,” Khamenei said. Iranians are excited about the ramifications of the deal,...
  • [Germany’s Economy] Minister: Iran must rethink stance on Israel

    07/20/2015 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Jul 2015 14:21 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany believes Iran should rethink its stance on Israel as last week’s nuclear deal means it must “bear new responsibilities, at home and abroad”, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday during his visit to the Islamic republic. […] “With the nuclear agreement and the economic recovery that will surely come after it, Iran will also bear new responsibilities, at home and abroad,” he told delegates at a conference in the capital. “You must understand that for us Germans, the security of the state of Israel is also of great importance. I understand how difficult the debate is, and we...
  • “I am a parish priest in Aleppo, a place where God never ceases to amaze us”

    07/19/2015 4:10:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 7/19/15 | Andrea Avveduto
    “The parish is not yet directly under threat, but some of our neighbours risk their lives every day. Most of the jihadists who attack us do not even speak Arabic. They all come from faraway countries and have little to do with the Syrian revolution.” 43-year-old Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, has been serving as a parish priest in Aleppo since October. He was born in Damascus, completed his studies in Rome and then returned to Syria “to be with his people”. Internet and telephone lines are working one minute and are down then next in the city that has suffered the...
  • Muslim Boy Takes Man And Saws His Head Off

    07/19/2015 3:06:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/19/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim boy — who is a member of the Islamic State — sawed a man’s head off and held up the head like it was a trophy:(link to picture...not appropriate to post here)According to the report: A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State shows a young boy soldier beheading a Syrian army officer in Palmyra, Syria.According to The Mirror, after the murder, the overseeing, older jihadi says: “Our goal is not only Palmyra nor Homs or Damascus but our goal is to conquer Bayt al- Maqdes (Jerusalem) and Rome, God willing.”This is ISIS’ second video showing a...
  • ISIS Bosnian Jihadi Song About Conquering the Balkans‏

    07/19/2015 2:06:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/19/15 | Pamela Geller
    Charming song… Who says jihadis can’t be creative?Good thing that the US foreign policy in the region since the 90’s has been to weaken Serbia and the Serbian people and support the Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo. Even though Serbia has been on the side of justice in both WW1 and WW2 (not the mention previous centuries) and suffered enormously in the both those wars, as well as the ones in the 90’s (that nobody ever mentions)…The gratitude from the West is instead… bombs (in 1999) and now the resolution on Srebrenica at the UN. There was no resolution on...
  • Chattanooga Jihad Murderer’s Family: Polygamy, Jew-Hatred, and Wife Beating ...

    07/18/2015 6:50:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/18/15 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: Chattanooga Jihad Murderer’s Family: Polygamy, Jew-Hatred, and Wife Beating – Wanted to take second wife ‘because it was allowed under Islamic law’Obama has imported hundreds of thousands of these adherents to the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth with still hundreds of thousands more to come.The Chattanooga Muslim murderer family was religious and violent. They are hardly unique. According to a recent poll, there is high levels of support for sharia law and violence among American MuslimsA majority (51 percent) of Muslims surveyed said they “should have the choice of being governed according...
  • [Libya] Daesh seizes three foreign “Christians” [calling them "Crusaders"]

    07/17/2015 6:55:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Libya Herald ^ | 7/17/15
    Daesh has said that it has seized three foreign “Crusaders” and published photos of the men and their passports on social media. “Crusader” is the terrorists’ term for “Christian”. There are no details of when and how the three, an Egyptian, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian were kidnapped. Their documents show them to be respectively as Bekhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid, Kofi Frimpong Sekyere and Ibrahim Adeola. In its publicity, the terrorists muddle up the first and family names. Daesh’s “Barqa Province” claimed that the men were picked up at roadblocks during a “security” operation. The picture published of the blindfolded...
  • ISIS Is Now Using New Method Of Execution: Draining Human Blood By Amputating... [caution: graphic]

    07/13/2015 12:43:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/13/15 | Walid Shoebat
    In one reported incident, ISIS just blew up a baby and is now is resorting to a new method of execution: by amputating penises instead of heads and letting them bleed to death.The reports out of Iraq reveal that the first incident took place in Ramadi as reported by the Iraqi Ministry for Human Rights stating that: “ISIS took three Iraqi men, amputated their penises and let their blood drain until they died while there hands were tied”.The second incident was in the Diyala Province last week where according to provincial Security Committee Chairman Sadiq el-Husseini as reported by A-Sumeriah...
  • UK tells Brits to leave Tunisia; another jihad attack “highly likely”

    07/10/2015 3:11:17 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/10/15 | Robert Spencer
    No one in his or her right mind would take a vacation to Tunisia now. Jihad could end up destroying Tunisia’s economy, while the same jihad force that struck in Tunisia has called numerous times for strikes in Western countries. The economic devastation all this wreaks worldwide is incalculable.“‘Highly likely’ terrorist attack risk spurs London to tell Brits to quit Tunisia; tourism plummets,” AP, July 10, 2015: LONDON – The British government on Thursday told all U.K. tourists to leave Tunisia because a terrorist attack is “highly likely” and the North African country’s government has not done enough to enhance...
  • The ISIS massacre of 770 in Iraq that was so bloody it could be seen from space...

    07/10/2015 2:16:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/9/15 | JAY AKBAR
    The bloody aftermath of Islamic State's mass execution of 770 Iraqi soldiers in Tikrit last year was so vast, it could be seen from space. It was originally thought that 190 troops were slaughtered when the terror group overran and conquered Saddam Hussein's hometown. But crucial satellite imagery uncovered three new execution sites and tripled the death toll. These photographs, footage of the gruesome massacre and harrowing eyewitness accounts have now helped convict 24 of the ISIS fanatics behind the atrocity. An Iraqi court has sentenced them to hang for their role in the slaughter of hundreds of soldiers on...
  • Muslim leader: 'ISIS-supporting Brits may be disenfranchised by Tory cuts' [1.5M Support ISIS]

    07/08/2015 3:24:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7/7/15 | NICK SOMMERLAD
    Muslim leaders have responded to the Mirror's disturbing poll showing that 1.5 million Brits identified as supporters of the brutal so-called Islamic State. One prominent leader has even said Muslims here may be disenfranchised with new Tory policies which are turning them to have sympathies for IS and their belief system. Pollsters ICM found that opposition to IS has hardened during twelve months of barbaric atrocities, with 80% of British people now having a “very unfavourable” view of them compared with 45% last July. But, staggeringly, the poll of 2,016 British adults taken over the weekend also found that support...
  • Parallel women's network within Islamic State used for recruiting, sex slavery, reveals captive

    07/08/2015 3:06:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    First Post ^ | 7/7/15
    The widow of a senior member of the terror group Islamic State, who was captured by US military personnel, has made shocking revelations about the existence of a parallel women's network within the Islamic State which is largely responsible for the working of the terror group.The US military personnel captured Umm Sayyaf, wife of Islamic State's chief financier, during a raid in May, according to The Daily Beast. Sayyaf, the top female Islamic State captive in US custody, revealed that an entire hierarchy existed among women in the Islamic State in which a woman's rank was decided on the basis...