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  • Nigeria mosque blast kills more than 102, bears Boko Haram hallmarks

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

    11/10/2014 7:19:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    You Tube.com ^ | 11-10-2014 | Prager University
    The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region's Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.
  • Whistleblower urges external probe into EU mission in Kosovo

    10/31/2014 12:18:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 31.10.14 @ 19:13 | Andrew Rettman
    Maria Bamieh, a British prosecutor at the heart of EULEX corruption revelations, says the only way to restore faith in the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo is by holding an external enquiry. The scandal erupted on Monday (27 October) when Kosovo daily Koha Ditore wrote, citing evidence from leaked EULEX documents, that senior officials colluded with suspects in criminal cases, took bribes to shut down investigations, and quashed internal EULEX probes. …
  • Deporting Millions Of Muslims May Be Necessary - Geert Wilders

    10/27/2014 10:29:33 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 83 replies
    Geert Wilders ^ | Jul 15, 2011 | Geert Wilders
    Fascist or realist?
  • Liberia, the Lone Wolf-pack, and D'Souza's America the Movie

    10/28/2014 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/14 | Jim O'Neill
    "Lone wolves" do not just spontaneously generate in an ideological/religious/political vacuum--they are nurtured and cultivated by the pack Because of Ebola the country of Liberia is much in the news lately, yet most people remain unaware that the US has something of a vested interest in Liberia. It is, for better or worse (mostly worse), America’s only colony on the African continent—former colony I should say. Its capital of Monrovia is named in honor of the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe. It is one of only two national capitals named after a US president (the other one...
  • Arab Spring Down: Islamists Lose in Tunisia

    10/28/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 27, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield,
    counterrevolutions against Islamist rule in Egypt and Tunisia. The Muslim Brotherhood fell hard and fast in Egypt. In Tunisia it’s been more of a slow drawn out fight ... now the Arab Spring wellspring has fallen. A few days ago the New York Times was predicting that the Islamist Ennahda party would rebound and portraying them as the victims. So much for that. ... Ennahda isn’t as done as the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, it could still climb back, but this is a severe blow to the political Islamists and their Western backers who hoped to propel them to power through...
  • Preliminary Count Shows Secular Party Leading in Tunisian Parliamentary Vote

    10/27/2014 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/27/2014
    TUNIS — The secular party Nidaa Tounes has won the largest number of seats in Tunisia’s parliamentary election, defeating its main rival, the Islamist party Ennahda, according to an independent count of results across the country. Nidaa Tounes has won 83 seats with roughly 38 percent of the popular vote, to Ennahda’s 68 seats, representing about 31 percent of the vote, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported after tabulating its own count of 214 of the 217 parliamentary seats. Officials from the both parties said that although premature, the count matched their information.
  • Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

    10/24/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon. The event, held by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is run by the American Muslims for Palestine, has raised concerns among students who feel threatened by the group’s highly aggressive—and sometimes violent—tactics. SJP is known for leading some the most hostile anti-Israel campaigns on campus, including comparisons of the Jewish state to Nazi Germany,...
  • In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Extremism

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

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

    09/25/2014 4:58:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2014
    The U.S. Embassy in Turkey has issued a security warning, urging U.S. citizens to be vigilant against possible terrorist attacks in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group.
  • 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 · 20 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...
  • 'Shariah Police' ditch vests and change name [ Germany ]

    09/13/2014 8:09:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Sep 2014
    Salafists who caused outrage by mounting patrols in western Germany as "Shariah Police" have ditched their vests and changed their name, but pledged to continue to take action. It comes as political leaders were accused of creating a "safe zone" for Islamists. North Rhine-Westphalia has become the national front runner in imports and exports of holy warriors,” Christian Democratic Union (CDU) state parliament member and interior policy spokesman Theo Kruse said on Friday. Kruse argued that the state had become a “national space of peace and recovery for Salafists" and a "safe zone" for Islamists. ... Salafism is the fastest-growing...
  • David Haines 'beheading': Latest updates after ISIS video claiming to show execution....

    09/13/2014 3:23:06 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 131 replies
    Mirror ^ | 13 Sep 2014
    News UK News David Haines David Haines 'beheading': Latest updates after ISIS video claiming to show execution of British hostage Sep 13, 2014 23:02 By Steve Robson A new video has been released by militants purporting to show the 44-year-old aid worker being executed The terrain in the new ISIS video appears very similar to the background where Steven Sotloff was beheaded. Based on his appearance and voice, we believe the executioner is also the same - the infamous Jihadi John. The killer, who is believed to be British and has a London accent, was first shown beheading American journalist...
  • U.S. Aids Turkey in Creating an Islamic Caliphate and an Antichrist

    09/01/2014 3:02:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 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...
  • Democrat Brad Sherman tries to sound relevant and intelligent but still doesn’t get it

    09/10/2014 10:29:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    California Congressman Brad Sherman is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee so he must be a smart guy who knows what he is talking about, right? Well no, not right. In a C-SPAN interview Sherman made the “profound” point that “If you destroy one power in the Middle East, you empower the other side, and the four groups that are fighting ISIS now are in many ways nearly as evil as ISIS itself, and in fact, those who are fighting against ISIS today on the ground have killed far more Americans than ISIS has.” Saying that a...
  • Why the Secular Humanists Cannot Cope With Islam

    09/01/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    http://www.patheos.com/ ^ | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    In England the liberal left wing ideologues are shaking their heads with shame at the revelations coming from the town of Rotherham. In a huge scandal it has emerged that hundreds of children in state run children’s homes were systematically abused by gangs of Muslim men. *snip* The fact that this sex abuse ring was perpetrated by Asian (Pakistani) men forces one to ask whether the crimes are somehow linked to their culture and religion. The police and social services were useless precisely because they thought the behaviors were linked with the Pakistani culture and religion, and why did so...
  • 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’s Strategy on ISIS and Ukraine: Voting Present

    09/06/2014 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/6/14 | Jim Emerson
    The Obama administration has a serious problem dealing with major crises that effect America or its allies. In non-threating situations this White House always manages to back the terrorist elements, as in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Even though the liberal media doesn’t dare admit it, the Islamic State is a result of Obama’s foreign policy of siding with America-hating terrorists. During the past week the Administration has been floating trial balloons, hoping to find talking points that will register with the American people before the midterm elections. At a news conference in Estonia, Obama was unclear about what his strategy...
  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • While Christians are being murdered Obama holds the door open for Somali Islamist

    09/01/2014 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Minnesota has always been known for its thousands of lakes and cold winters; but now it is drawing attention as a recruiting ground for Islamists willing to fight for ISIS. According to recent reports and the examination of dead bodies, about 10 Minnesotans have joined ISIS in its crusade to destroy the world. The good news is that two of these swine have been killed, but the bad news is that there will likely be more of them coming forward to “settle a score” with Western Civilization. This festering situation has been in the works for a long time. The...
  • UK terrorist threat level raised to 'severe', Theresa May says

    08/29/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 August 2014
    The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says. The new alert level means an attack on the UK is "highly likely", although Mrs May said there was no intelligence to suggest an attack was "imminent". It is the second highest of five possible UK threat levels.
  • The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?

    08/27/2014 3:21:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/27/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. It’s a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem: it’s entirely false.Barack Obama has made it clear: “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.” David Cameron intoned: “What we are witnessing is actually a battle between Islam on the one hand and...
  • Three men found guilty of murdering innocent mother as she celebrated 24th birthday

    08/24/2014 7:19:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 87 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Alice Philipson
    Three men found guilty of murdering innocent mother as she celebrated 24th birthday Sabrina Moss, a nursery schoolteacher, was sheltering from the rain when she gunned down in the street By Alice Philipson 6:49PM BST 18 Aug 2014 Three men have been found guilty of murdering an innocent nursery school as she sheltered from the rain during a night out celebrating her 24th birthday. Sabrina Moss, who had a four-year-old son, was shot in the heart as she became caught up in a bloody drugs turf while standing with a group of about 15 others outside a fast-food restaurant in...
  • Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

    08/23/2014 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are “absurd.” …
  • Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism

    08/23/2014 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | By Ed Husain
    ALONG with a billion Muslims across the globe, I turn to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every day to say my prayers. But when I visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, I am forced to leave overwhelmed with anguish at the power of extremism running amok in Islam’s birthplace. Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the official sponsor of Sunni Salafism across the globe. What is religious...
  • Advertisement removed after resident expresses offense [offending word: bacon]

    08/23/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 106 replies
    WPTZ.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Hannah McDonald
    WINOOSKI, Vt. —A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words "Yield [for] Sneakers Bacon" until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down. It got there as part of "Operation Bloom." A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word "bacon" on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum. It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was...
  • Opinion: What is ISIS hoping its abhorrent beheading video will achieve?

    08/21/2014 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Erin Marie Saltman
    The answer to why ISIS makes and popularizes such videos is simple: They represent a critical threat to the West on two levels. On the one hand, the video directly warns the West of repercussions if its intervention continues. On the other, it represents a more subtle threat reminding Europe and the United States that their own citizens are vulnerable to being radicalized, that ISIS supporters are present all over the world. So, creating an elaborate display of beheading an American represents a distinct change in messaging, turning the threat towards the West. Indeed, the apparently British militant conducting the...
  • Pat Condell NUKES Hamas' 'Progressive' Media Apologists

    08/21/2014 6:39:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "criminally-biased selective moralizing  -from a suitably safe distance" It's easy to criticize at-a-distance... but none of the people currently protesting against Israel would behave any differently in the same circumstances -and many of them would behave a helluva lot worse. This is why the selective outrage we're seeing is SO truly nauseating. Where were all you 'progressive humanitarians' when Assad was butchering 1000s in Syria, or Bashir in Sudan? Where were the angry mass demonstrations for those people? Or for the victims of the (Muslim) butchery in Nigeria? Or for the 1000s murdered in Iraq just recently... in cold blood. But the...
  • Rising danger prompted U.S. effort to rescue James Foley, other hostages

    08/20/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, W.J. HENNIG
    The United States sent a team of special operation forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday. "The U.S. government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity presented itself, the president authorized the Department of Defense to move aggressively to recover our citizens," Lisa Monaco, a top counter-terrorism advisor to President Obama, said in a statement. "Unfortunately, that mission was ultimately not successful because the hostages were not present." The unusual acknowledgment of a failed secret raid came the day...
  • 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...
  • Obama: ‘ISIL Speaks for No Religion,’ Global Effort Should ‘Extract This Cancer (shortened)

    08/20/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didn’t offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. “Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard. (snip) “Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages, killing...
  • IS Militants 'Behead US Journalist In Video'

    08/19/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 19, 2014
    Islamic State militants have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a US journalist who went missing two years ago. The footage appears to show a masked man - speaking in English with traces of a British accent - killing James Foley, who was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012. In the five-minute video, posted on social media sites by Islamic State sources, the group declares that Mr Foley was killed after Barack Obama ordered airstrikes against IS positions in northern Iraq. The group also claimed to be holding another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and said...
  • Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS.

    08/18/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 06/17/2014 | Aaron Klein
    Secret Jordan base was site of covert aid to insurgents.. .the fighters trained in Jordan became members of the ISIS after their training. Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used...
  • Obama, Netanyahu clash on phone as U.S.-Israel relations sink to new low

    08/14/2014 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 14, 2014
    U.S.-Israeli relations sink to new low. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a “particularly combative” phone call Wednesday over efforts to secure a lasting peace in Gaza, a sign that relations between the two countries have fallen to a new low, according to a Wall Street Journal report from Jerusalem. White House officials are said to think Netanyahu and his national-security team are both reckless and untrustworthy. The U.S. administration was caught off guard when it learned the Israeli military had been quietly securing tank rounds from the Pentagon during the Gaza conflict.
  • Exclusive: Islamic State militants grab new weapon - Iraqi wheat

    08/13/2014 5:12:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2014 | BY MAGGIE FICK AND MAHA EL DAHAN
    After seizing five oil fields and Iraq's biggest dam, Sunni militants bent on creating an Islamic empire in the Middle East now control yet another powerful economic weapon – wheat supplies. Fighters from the Islamic State have overrun large areas in five of Iraq's most fertile provinces, where the United Nations food agency says around 40 percent of its wheat is grown. Now they're helping themselves to grain stored in government silos, milling it and distributing the flour on the local market, an Iraqi official told Reuters. The Islamic State has even tried to sell smuggled wheat back to the...
  • Iraq mission creep: What are the risks?

    08/13/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondent
    Things are moving very fast in Iraq. Three months ago the country barely got a mention in Cabinet meetings in Whitehall. British forces left in 2011, after 8 troubled years there, and even the Americans had only a very limited presence. Iraq was essentially being left to itself. Today, following the lightning land-grab by the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) who now control roughly a third of Iraq and much of north-east Syria, the West is being drawn reluctantly but inexorably back into the region. Around 500 UK nationals are estimated to have gone to Syria to become jihadists with...
  • FBI Arrests Show Islamic State Poses Homeland Threat

    08/13/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The FBI arrest of a North Carolina jihadist brings to five the number of ISIS-tied Muslim Americans captured. It's time the president took the terror group's anti-U.S. rants more seriously. The influence that this vicious successor to al-Qaida in Iraq is exerting inside our own borders is clearly growing. Obama must do more to take out its leaders abroad while increasing scrutiny inside our Muslim community to ferret out recruits. Last week, the FBI arrested Donald Ray Morgan on AK-47 and other weapons charges as the North Carolina native tried to re-enter the U.S. from Lebanon, where agents...
  • U.S. sends aircraft to Iraq; Obama weighs mission to save refugees

    08/13/2014 11:28:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, DAVID S. CLOUD
    Administration officials said Wednesday that President Obama is considering using military helicopters and other aircraft to help rescue thousands of refugees trapped on Mt. Sinjar in northwest Iraq. Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters that V-22 aircraft, which can land and take off like helicopters, were positioned near the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil with a team of 130 Marines and special operations troops who are assessing how to get the refugees out safely. "The purpose of this team is to assess other options" beyond airdrops of food, water and other supplies to the refugees, he said. "There's...
  • INDONESIA - operative base for the Islamic Caliphate in Asia, through recruitment and indoctrination

    08/13/2014 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    AsiaNews.net ^ | August 13, 2014
    Jakarta (AsiaNews) - It has yet to make any startling conquests in the Asian nation, but the Indonesian section of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has already started mass recruitment - as recently reported- in over 16 provinces of the archipelago. In particular, Aceh, the westernmost and majority Muslim area, is turning into a sort of haven for Sunni extremists, with the active brainwashing and indoctrination, especially of young people. According to a survey published in the local Serambi newspaper, in at least 21 districts of Aceh there is a massive infiltration of...
  • Islamic State Invades Central London and Recruits Jihadists in Oxford Circus

    08/12/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    IB Times via Yahoo! News ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Gareth Platt
    Supporters of the Islamic State have been attempting to recruit Jihadists in central London by handing out leaflets to Muslims on the capital's busiest streets. The leaflets, distributed told readers that the "Khilafah [Islamic Caliphate] has been re-established" and ordered them to spread it "across the world." Readers were also told that Muslims must "obey the Khaleef according to the Shariah" - a reference to Shariah law, a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam which is propounded by the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.
  • 'If demands not met by Sunday, we will attack Tel Aviv,' says Hamas

    08/09/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 9, 2014 | Staff
    Hamas states on Saturday that it would continue attacks on Israel, if Palestinian demands it put forward in indirect talks in Cairo were not met. Palestinian demands include lifting the siege, reopening the border crossings, and allowing construction material into the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians are also demanding free passage between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, freedom of fishing within 12 miles of the coast, reopening the Palestinian airport in the southern Gaza Strip, construction of a seaport and cancellation of buffer zones along the border with Israel. At the same time, Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri said the group...
  • Kidnapped IDF soldier's unit unearthed tunnel that stretched 2 kilometers into Israel

    08/02/2014 4:52:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 2, 2014 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    A Hamas terror cell attacked a Givati unit on Friday in Rafah and kidnapped an officer after the Israeli soldiers discovered a large cross-border terrorism tunnel, stretching from Rafah deep into Israel, a senior army source said Saturday. A tunnel shaft on the Gazan side surfaced in an open area surrounded by homes. Terrorists emerged from the shaft, and a suicide bomber detonated himself near the soldiers, before the officer was kidnapped, the source said.
  • Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as Tripoli fire rages

    07/29/2014 10:48:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 30 2014 | Imed Lamloum
    Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture Tuesday of the main military base in the eastern city in a statement which was confirmed by an army official. He said jihadists of Ansar al-Sharia, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, were among the groups. Intense fighting in Benghazi for the past week has claimed about 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special...
  • How Muslims Think-July 28, 2014

    07/28/2014 7:13:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | Arieh Eldad
    I was instrumental in establishing the “Israeli National Skin Bank”, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations. This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery. This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza, who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her. Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of...
  • Now Libyan government, collapsing amid Islamist attacks, calling for international intervention

    07/15/2014 9:37:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On October, 2011, amid a lethargic economic recovery, President Barack Obama – a man who prided himself on ending wars, not starting them – touted his foreign policy successes. Beyond the successful raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, Obama noted that he had successfully solved two thorny international puzzles; ending the war in Iraq and successfully prosecuting a brief campaign to stem the violence in Libya. In a speech in the White House, the president made the case for his own competency within an announcement regarding the beginning of the full withdrawal of American troops...
  • Greenfield: How Diplomats, Reporters and Human Rights Activists Saved Hamas

    07/13/2014 8:57:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, July 13, 2014 How Diplomats, Reporters and Human Rights Activists Saved Hamas Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog As Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas targets and Hamas rockets fall on Israeli towns, some wonder how did Gaza come to run by Hamas terrorists. The answer is that the world forced Israel to let them in. In the early 90s, Nissim Toledano, a border police sergeant, was kidnapped by terrorists on the way to work. After an extended search, he was found dead in a roadside ditch. In response to that attack and numerous other atrocities committed by...
  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7/13/2014 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really support a two-state solution, or is his rhetoric to this effect disingenuous? Did he genuinely seek an accommodation with the Palestinians during the nine months of US-brokered negotiations that collapsed in April, or was he just stringing the Americans and the Palestinians along, while his heart is truly with the settlement enterprise? >>SNIP<< Netanyahu began his appearance, typically, by reading some prepared remarks. But then, most atypically, he took a series of questions. And while he initially stuck to responses tied to the war against Hamas, its goals, and the terms under which it...
  • Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police

    07/09/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 9, 2014 | Henry Samuel
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web...