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  • Saudi King Warns ISIS "Will Reach Europe In One Month, US In Two"

    09/01/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    Fox News - Zero Hedge ^ | 9-1-2014 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East's 'allied' leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS. As FOX News reports, The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria. "If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America," blasted King Abdullah, adding Cameron-esquely, "they know no humanity." Of course, this is quote ironic given the Saudi's funding of various terror groups throughout the region.</p>
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by NCjim · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014
    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence.
  • Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

    08/29/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/29/2014 | Jon Harper
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Turkey as the U.S. government tries to build a “coalition of the willing” take on Islamic militants in Syria, the Pentagon announced Friday. “Turkey is a key NATO ally. And given its border with Syria and Iraq, they share our deep concerns with … the regional threat posed by ISIL,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. ISIL is one of the acronyms used to refer to the militant group the Islamic State, which has taken over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in recent months. The U.S. military has been...
  • Saudi king warns of terror threat to the world

    08/29/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 89 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff Writer
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz warned on Friday that the threat of terrorism will reach Europe and America if the world does not unite to confront it, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The king made the statement during a reception of foreign ambassadors to the kingdom in the coastal city of Jeddah. Britain on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second-highest level. The decision was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent. “What we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL is a greater threat...
  • Islamic State To Chicago: 'We Are In Your Streets'

    08/25/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 25, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Jihad In America: Terroristic tweets underscore the Islamic State's global reach. It has an army of Western passport holders, and an open southern border to cross. It's not only coming to the U.S.; it's already here. Slain journalist James Foley studied his craft in the Chicago area, earning a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. For a time he was a teacher in the Cook County Jail boot camp program. He was familiar with the streets of Chicago. So, apparently, is the Islamic State that beheaded him. An anonymous tweet has an attached photo showing...
  • Terrorist Group ISIS May Be Coming To America

    06/20/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD Editorials
    War On Terror: As what the feds call "other than Mexicans" and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, "I'll see you in New York"? We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group. You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles...
  • Exiled Iraqi Archbishop Warning: Muslim Immigration a Threat to Western Christians

    08/24/2014 7:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is the difference between innocence... The Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, said people should think about what social psychosis was driving some young Muslims to give their lives fighting “on the altar of the demonic’’ for the Islamic State. “The situation needs prayer, action and deep reflection,’’ he said. “The extremists’ barbarism seems apocalyptic. It has nothing to do with real Islam or God and is blasphemy of a kind.’’ … and real life experience… “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future,” said Archbishop Amel...
  • Italians Are Getting Tired of Muslim Invasion

    08/24/2014 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A small but significant story comes from Italy. Adel Smith, born in Alexandria, Egypt, son of an Italian father and Egyptian mother and living in Ofena, a little town in the central Italian region of Abruzzi, has just died at 54 from a serious illness. The reason why he is remembered is his constant attacks against Christianity, which this Muslim man probably believed to be an easy target in the current secularist climate. In 2003, his intolerance for Christian objects in public buildings prompted him to request the removal of all Christian symbols, including crosses, from the primary school...
  • The Fate of the West

    08/22/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on FrontPage MagazineBy Enza Ferreri Either the West Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim It's all very simple. We can't fight Islam in the West without fighting the enablers of Islam in the West, namely the Leftists. And, since the Left has many different and separate aspects, we have to fight against each one of them. Secularism, environmentalism, global warming alarmism, homosexualism, militant feminism, sexual relativism, multiculturalism, anti-Christianity, Islamophilia, post-nationalism, internationalism are just as important targets to attack as Marxist economics, the expropriation of the capitalist class (or, in its modern reincarnation, high taxation and...
  • Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

    08/21/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | Ed Adamczyk
    Boko Haram militants seized a police academy in Gwoza, Nigeria, storming the school in armored tanks taken from Nigerian soldiers. A local police spokesman confirmed the attack on the Liman Kara police college. ... An armored tank, parked at the entrance to the academy, was blown up by Boko Haram members to gain entrance.
  • The inevitable caliphate?

    08/20/2014 3:40:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) ^ | August 21, 2014 | by William Armstrong
    The recent declaration of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the new Islamic caliph by jihadi militant group ISIS was greeted by foreign observers with a mixture of bewilderment, mirth, fear and panic. Whatever the response, there’s no doubt that the blockbuster announcement brought more attention to the issue of the caliphate, seen by many as the ultimate symbol of Muslim political unity, than it has received in years. Reza Pankhurst’s “The Inevitable Caliphate?” is a timely consideration of how the idea has animated and inspired Muslim intellectuals and activists over the past century, and how it is used by various groups...
  • The Enemy Knows We’re In A World War, But We Don’t

    08/20/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Christopher Holton
    With the emergence over the past 18 months of the Islamic State (IS), the West, led by the U.S., now finds itself in a world war, whether we want to believe it or not. The Islamic State is not simply an Iraqi problem or a Syrian problem. IS has metastasized into a worldwide organization with 20,000 recruits from Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, the U.S., Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Germany. Even worse, Jihadists from Boko Haram in Nigeria, Abu Sayyef in the Philippines, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Northwest Africa and...
  • Can you Tell Who the Bad Guys are Now? ISIS is a living monster, lurking in Western cities

    08/20/2014 5:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2014 | Avi Davis
    You would have thought that Barack Obama and David Cameron, the nominal leaders of the free world, would have had it all figured out by now. Obama, in the sixth year of his presidency and Cameron in his fourth as prime minister, have both nevertheless been loath to identify the growing menace that threatens the survival of the West. [SNIP] The ISIS phenomenon has stunned the world. Much like the Mongol hordes that swept out of the Central Asian Steppe in the 13th Century, this is a force which seems to have emerged from nowhere -- anti-modern, highly focused in...
  • Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

    08/19/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/19/2014
    The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas. "Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future," Archbishop Emil Nona told Italian daily Corriere della Sera Aug. 9 from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Archbishop Nona has been forced from his home by the Islamic State, a caliphate recently established in Iraq and Syria. He is among five bishops who have been forced from Mosul....
  • 3,000 “Ebola Martyrs” Warned Ready To Strike America

    08/18/2014 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 110 replies
    The Total Collapse ^ | August 16, 2014 | UNK
    A new report released in the Kremlin today by the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is stating that the reason(s) for President Obama’s “mysterious and unscheduled” return to the White House this weekend is due the United States facing an “apocalyptic attack” from an estimated 3,000 “Ebola Martyrs” who are already in America and warned are “ready to strike”. According to this report, SVR intelligence analysts became aware of the attack planned by these “Ebola Martyrs” against the US from their “monitoring” of a Islamic State (IS) [also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the...
  • Iraq: Islamic State vows to “erase US off the map” as fighting continues around Mosul

    08/18/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Descrier ^ | August 18, 2014 | Descrier Staff
    Iraq: Islamic State vows to “erase US off the map” as fighting continues around Mosul By Descrier Staff on August 18, 2014 World Militants from the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) have vowed to wipe the United States “off the map”, denying that the air strikes has affected its military power.In a statement the Islamist group said: “The Roman dog only pushed his air force in a new mess,and entered an alliance with the Kurds to commit the stupidity he has yet to awake from!“Apparently this idiot forgot the Iraq swamp where tens of thousands of crusaders were exterminated and...
  • "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West will also become the victims of Muslims"

    08/18/2014 4:18:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Rorate-caeli ^ | August 16, 2014
    FULL TITLE: Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West will also become the victims of Muslims" Armenian Orthodox church in Raqqa, Syria, now an ISIS office Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again...
  • An Evil That Must Be Stopped

    08/14/2014 12:04:02 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Time ^ | 6:04 AM ET | Joe Klein
    ISIS is the most serious threat to American interests in a decade. Why we must counter it Ryan Crocker, who probably knows the Middle East better than any other living American diplomat, recently cut to the chase about the situation in Iraq. “This is about America’s national security,” he told the New York Times. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.” We’ve been in the fight...
  • Oh, Good: ISIS Supporters Now Openly Recruiting in Downtown London

    08/14/2014 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    ISIS enthusiasts have reportedly been taking to the streets of downtown London to distribute leaflets and other propaganda urging city dwellers to renounce their homeland and join the Islamic State. This is a brazen and shameless act, not least because it is widely understood that ISIS is committing all sorts of atrocities in the Middle East. To name a few, radical extremists are beheading soldiers, crucifying “infidels,” and taking young girls as their own personal sex slaves. And if that wasn’t bad enough, ISIS is so extreme al-Qaeda (of all terrorist groups) has already renounced them (via The Daily Mail):...
  • Muslims threatened seminarians: "We'll kill you Christians too" - in the Netherlands!

    08/14/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    KATH.NET ^ | 13 August 2014 | unsigned news article
    A Catholic priesthood student was threatened in the Dutch city of Utrecht of radical Muslims and spat on because he was wearing a T-shirt with the logo Nasrani (Arabic letter N, symbol for Christians). Radical Muslims in the Dutch city of Utrecht bishop threatened and spat at a Catholic priesthood student from Colombia. So reports the daily newspaper "Die Presse": brother Jaider Chantré Sanchez going to church last weekend was threatened while walking through the city park by two Muslims. . According to media reports, they shouted "We will kill all Christians like you." The seminarian told newspaper "De Telegraaf"...
  • Glad tidings to you; come join the CALIPHATE [soliciting recruits in Central London]

    08/14/2014 3:24:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/14/2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    ISIS supporters brought “glad tidings” (as they put it) to shoppers on Oxford Street in London today. The “Khilafah [sic] has been re-established” and “the dawn of a new era has begun,” read their posters. The bearers of glad tidings encouraged shoppers to “resettle” in the newly proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. It could be a tough sell. The shopping is much better in London. On the other hand, there’s plenty of space in the new Islamic State. The territory under ISIS control is larger than Great Britain.Actually, it is estimated that approximately 500 Brits have already joined...
  • Why Are So Many Westerners Joining ISIS?

    08/13/2014 4:18:40 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Frontline ^ | 08/11/2014 | Jason M. Breslow
    As militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) push further into Iraq, new scrutiny is being given to the threat posed by the growing number of Western fighters who have joined the ranks of the Sunni militant group. The emergence of thousands of Western fighters inside of ISIS — fighters who hold foreign passports and require no visas to enter the United States — reflects an array of factors. --SNIP-- Although precise figures are hard to verify, the number of Westerners now fighting alongside militants in Iraq and Syria has by all accounts surged.
  • Prepare for a Long War Against the Islamic State

    08/13/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I once asked the late Christopher Hitchens what he felt on that terrible day, and he said he felt no small amount of joy. Not for the suffering and death, but for the fact that the West finally had been awakened to the terrible but necessary struggle before us. And for a...
  • Photo: Australian jihadi’s son, age 7, holds severed head

    08/11/2014 2:10:30 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/10/14 | Robert Spencer
    Teaching children savagery and hatred. Meanwhile, in the West the intelligentsia teach children that war can always be prevented by negotiation and accommodation, that it is always wrong to fight, and so on. How will the children of the West who have been taught that it is wrong to defend their homes and families stand up to people like Khaled Sharrouf’s son? “The photo that will shock the world: jihadist Khaled Sharrouf’s son, 7, holds severed head,” by Kelmeny Fraser, The Daily Telegraph, August 11, 2014 (thanks to Dane): THIS is a photo that will shock the world. Sydney jihadist...
  • Muslims Take 100 Christians, Burn Them Alive, Slit Their Throats, Shoot Them, And Hack Them To Death

    08/11/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 65 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 8/11/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Nigeria took a 100 Christians and murdered all of them in the most horrific ways, burning them alive, slitting their throats, hacking them to death, and shooting them. They also burned down several churches. As one report says: The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the military reportedly fled before an insurgent force backed by international terrorist groups, began at about 4 a.m., producing eyewitness assertions that Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, had taken control of the town of more than 276,000 people....
  • As 9/11 arrives for another year, terror targets?

    08/10/2014 10:46:45 AM PDT · by jyro · 16 replies
    I dread to see another 9/11 date come around. Benghazi enhanced that date as a terror target. I know we can't prevent attacks world wide on U.S.A. targets. I just hope and pray we are better prepared to respond in real time. Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared.
  • We’ll fight radical Islam for 100 years, says ex-army head Peter Leahy

    08/09/2014 4:44:22 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    The Australian ^ | 9th August 2014
    AUSTRALIA needs to prepare for an increasingly savage, 100-year war against radical Islam that will be fought on home soil as well as foreign lands, the former head of the army, Peter Leahy, has warned. Professor Leahy, a leading defence and strategic analyst, told The Weekend Australian the country was ill-prepared for the high cost of fighting a war that would be paid in “blood and treasure” and would require pre-emptive as well as reactive action. “Australia is involved in the early stages of a war which is likely to last for the rest of the century,” he said. “We...
  • Nun Removes 'Jihadi' Flag From Gates of Tower Hamlets Housing Estate

    08/08/2014 6:17:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 08 August 2014 | Robin De Peyer
    A nun has taken down a black flag similar to those flown by jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria after it was spotted flying at the gates of an east London housing estate. The controversial flag sparked outrage after it was pictured flying above the Will Crooks estate in Tower Hamlets, alongside a number of Palestinian flags and slogans in support of Gaza. But when council officers went to the site, in Poplar High Street, they were told the flag had been removed by Sister Christine Frost, a Roman Catholic nun who runs a charity supporting vulnerable residents in the...
  • Obama: Jihadists Commit Jihad Because They’re Mad About Democratic Rights (Video)

    08/06/2014 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 6,2014
    The Leader of the Free World still has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to Islamic terroirsm… Wednesday at his press conference at the US-Africa Leaders Summit Barack Obama spewed this nonsense about terrorism. “Part of the lesson we’ve all learned about terrorism is it is possible in reaction to terrorism to actually accelerate the disease. If the response is one that alienates populations or particular ethnic groups or particular religions. And so the work we are doing including the security initiatives I announced today I think can make a big difference in that direction. It’s not...
  • ISIS Sets Eyes on Lebanon for Its Caliphate

    08/05/2014 4:18:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 8/5/2014 | Mary Chastain
    The Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS, has launched an initiative to conquer land in Lebanon, even though the terrorist group does not have a strong presence there. The Lebanese army continues to fight after IS captured its first portion of Lebanese land, border town Arsal, on Sunday. Four civilians are dead. Soldiers surrounded the town of 40,000 residents and continue to shell it in an effort to liberate the people from IS. Residents have fled, but the people stuck in the middle are the refugees who fled Syria during the civil war. The United Nations said that “[M]ore...
  • ISIS Gains First Ground in Lebanon

    08/05/2014 5:54:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    The Wire ^ | August 4, 2014 | David Ludwig
    Lebanese army soldiers outside Arsal near the Syrian border in Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 Presented by Militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured the Lebanese city of Arsal in fighting that began on Friday and continued Monday.  According to The Telegraph, a Syrian rebel group set up check-points in the border city but have not yet declared the area as part of the caliphate. In addition to 40,000 residents, there are roughly 120,000 refugees living in Arsal.  The conflict broke out after the Lebanese Army arrested Abu Ahmad al-Jumaa, a former commander in the Free Syrian Army who later declared...
  • Terrorist attack leaves dozens dead and wounded in China

    07/29/2014 2:49:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | July 29, 2014/
    Dozens of people were killed or wounded in a terrorist attack in Kashgar prefecture in a new episode of violence in China's conflict-ridden northwestern Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The attack, which was not reported until Tuesday, began on Monday near the police station and other government buildings in the town of Elixku, where a group of people armed with knives carried out a series of assaults. Later, some of the attackers headed for the nearby town of Huangdi, where they stabbed civilians and destroyed about 30 vehicles, "killing dozens of Uighurs and Han Chinese," police...
  • ‘We shot down MH17 thinking it was Ukrainian cargo plane’: Sensational admission by pro-Russian

    07/24/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 101 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | John Hall
    A pro-Russian separatist fighting in eastern Ukraine has admitted rebel forces shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, it has been claimed. The militant, who has not been identified, reportedly said fighters blasted the Boeing 777 out of the sky - killing all 298 people on board - after mistaking it for a Ukrainian government cargo plane. He said the rebels only realised their mistake when they began searching the crash site for the parachutes of military crew who may have bailed out the aircraft, only to find the bodies of children. The rebel - who worked locally as a miner...
  • Norway Warns It Faces Imminent 'Concrete Threat' From People With Links To Islamic Fighters In Syria

    07/24/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 7-24-2014 | AP
    Associated PressJuly 24, 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria. Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of Norwegian security service PST, said the agency has received "reliable information" from a foreign partner about some kind of attack "within days." "It was unspecific about what the target might be," Bjoernland said, adding PST has no information about how or when such an attack would take place. (snip)
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • Muslims Enter Catholic Church, See A Statue Of The Virgin Mary, Call It An Idol And Destroy It

    07/19/2014 3:22:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 131 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/19/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Iraq entered a Catholic church in Iraq, and when they saw a statue of the Virgin Mary they destroyed it because they deemed it an idol. As we read from one report: The militants also removed the cross from St. Ephrem’s Cathedral, the seat of the Syriac Orthodox archdiocese in Mosul, and put up the black ISIS flag in its place. They also destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary, according to Ghazwan Ilyas, the head of the Chaldean Culture Society in Mosul, who spoke by telephone on Thursday from Mosul but seemed to have left on Friday....
  • Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)

    06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 37 replies
    Winona Daily News (Minnesota) ^ | June 29, 2014 | AP Staffer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center. The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1z0o5In ). "There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said. The former church held...
  • ISIS Twitter followers vow revenge on US if airstrikes conducted in Iraq

    06/26/2014 5:26:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jun 2014
    <p>Online backers of the Sunni Islamist militants who seized swaths of Iraq this month have said that any U.S. air strikes on the fighters will lead to attacks on Americans. ...</p>
  • Islamist Fighters Reportedly Attempting to Encircle Baghdad

    06/24/2014 5:07:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Mitchell Prothero
    IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq’s dire situation has gone from bad dream to nightmare in two weeks of fighting that have seen Sunni Muslim gunmen assert control over a growing area, including, Kurdish officials said Tuesday, at least two towns that lie on a crucial supply route linking Baghdad, the capital, with the mostly Shiite Muslim south. The fall of towns in an area that American troops knew as the “triangle of death” because of its propensity for violence provided an ominous signal, the Kurdish officials said, that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and its Sunni allies are working...
  • Iraq Isis Crisis: Is Jordan Next? [Jordan mobilizes near boarder.]

    06/23/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | By Gianluca Mezzofiore
    The swiftness of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq has raised fears that it could spill into neighbouring Jordan, which has always struggled to contain its own home-grown jihadists. In the latest developments, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) seized the Turaibil crossing with Jordan along with the al-Walid crossing with Syria after government forces pulled out. On the Jordan/Iraq border, a reporter from the German news agency DPA reported sighting a mobilisation of troops, tanks and missiles. In a video released on YouTube, five of the group's Mujahideen pledged to take the holy war to...
  • Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?

    06/16/2014 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | Jun 16 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republicans are sounding the warning that the next 9/11-like terror plot could emerge from the regions of Iraq and Syria that are currently dominated by an extremist group bearing down on Baghdad. As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - which has already captured the cities of Tikrit and Mosul and is threatening to take the capital city as well - grows in strength and numbers, will it pose an immediate threat to the United States homeland as well? Experts say the group's increasing power and reach is concerning, though it's not entirely clear when they might be...
  • Terrorists Attack Airport in Pakistan, Killing 13

    06/08/2014 8:21:07 PM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The new york times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Zia ur Rahman and Salman Mahsood
    In a ferocious terrorist assault that stretched into Monday morning, suspected Islamist militants infiltrated Pakistan’s largest international airport in Karachi, waging an extended firefight against security forces that resulted in 23 deaths and shook the country’s already fragile sense of security.... in addition to the 10 attackers, 13 other people had died, including 10 members of the Airport Security Forces and a flight engineer with Pakistan International Airlines, the state airline. “They were well trained,” he said of the assailants. “Their plan was very well thought out.” ...A spokeswoman at Jinnah Hospital in Karachi, Dr. Seemi Jamali, said that in...
  • Greenfield: Muslimsplaining Islamic Terrorism Away

    06/04/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, June 03, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Muslimsplaining Islamic Terrorism Away Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog As bloody bodies and smoke rise into the air after a cry of Allahu Akbar and a bomb detonation, each Muslim terrorist attack is followed by "Muslimsplaining" why the latest act of Islamic violence had nothing to do with Islam. Sometimes the Muslimsplainers are Muslims. Often they aren't even Muslims. When Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group aligned with Al Qaeda, kidnapped Nigerian girls, the media's Muslimsplainers sprang into action to explain why it had nothing to do with Islam. Time featured "5...
  • FBI: Somalis leaving Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria

    06/03/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | KMSP
    The FBI says more Somali travelers have left Minnesota, possibly to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria. Investigators believe Somalis who left to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria were motivated by radical ideology, not nationalism. The FBI asking the Somali community in the Twin Cities for more information on anyone who may have left to fight overseas. If you know anyone who is planning to and/or has traveled to a foreign country for armed combat or who is being recruited for such activities, please contact www.fbi.gov/fttips or call (763) 569-8020. All information will be kept completely...
  • Muslims Declare Jihad Against Cadbury after...

    05/27/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/14 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    ...after two batches of chocolate ended up with pork DNA Muslim groups in Malaysia call for holy war against chocolate maker Confectionery giant accused of 'crossing the line' after pork traces found Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Almond 'tested positive for traces of porcine DNA' Company recalls two batches of their product amid threats of legal action Groups call for Cadbury factories to be 'shut down immediately' Malaysian Muslims have called for a holy war against the confectionery giant Cadbury – after pork DNA was found in some of its products. A group of more than 20 Malay-Muslim organisations say they...
  • Premature Suicide Belt Explosion Dampens Jihadi Party

    05/25/2014 9:56:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s the feel-good video of the day. I’d trade it for six cute puppy or kitten videos. (WeIl, except maybe this one.) It happened in Syria, when a bunch of terrorists, said to be from abroad, got together for a little party. (Video below) Sean Brown of Mad World News reports: The Syrian-based terror group is all sitting around singing,
  • The Pasdaran have published on Twitter how they would attack a U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz

    05/22/2014 8:41:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | May 22, 2014 | By David Cenciotti
    The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution have used the social network to make public their plan to attack enemy ships in the Strait of Hormuz. The IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), the branch of Iran’s military whose role is to protect Tehran’s Islamic system, have published on Twitter an interesting drawing showing how they imagine an attack to an enemy warship entering the Persian Gulf. The plan is use several different weapons systems in a coordinated attack opened by high speed boats, used to create a diversion. According to Good Morning Iran blog, that translated the text...
  • Boko Haram Says Video Shows Missing Nigerian Girls

    05/12/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | May 12, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    The group that took more than 200 girls from a Nigerian school last month released what it says is a video of the girls, along with demands that the government release militants from prison. The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, says the video shows around 130 of the girls. In the undated video released Monday, a crowd of girls is seen outdoors, arranged as if for a class photo. They are wearing the full-length hijab; some portions of the footage show them praying. The video was first reported by Agence France-Presse; the agency says Shekau claims some of the girls "converted...
  • Is Boko Haram the Story Hillary Doesn’t Want the Press to Cover?

    05/08/2014 9:13:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/8/14 | Noah Rothman
    While it is somewhat belated, the press and the American government should be congratulated for waking up to the barbarisms performed with disturbing regularity in Nigeria. Following the slaughter of hundreds, including children, the fundamentalist militant group Boko Haram has finally earned front-page status after capturing 300 young girls and threatening to sell them into slavery. Outrage over the group’s actions on social media and in the Western press has forced the American government to pressure Abuja into accepting military, logistical, and intelligence aid. American lawmakers who are normally averse to the profligate use of American military power are advocating...
  • Spain arrests French 'Al-Qaeda' terror suspect

    05/04/2014 6:53:31 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    the local (France) ^ | 01 May 2014 10:44 GMT+02:00
    Police in Spain arrested a French-Algerian man suspected of fighting for Al-Qaeda-linked groups in Syria, the Spanish interior ministry said on Wednesday. Spanish officers with the help of French police seized Abdelmalek Tanem, 24, in the southern city of Almeria on Wednesday afternoon, the ministry said in a statement. They said he was thought to have carried out "terrorist activities" in Syria with two jihadist factions: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and the Al-Nusra Front. He is suspected of serving as a "combatant" as well as a "facilitator" on the Syria-Turkey border helping other Europeans travel...