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  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • '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 · 25 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/31/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    Obama is sending Defense Secretary Hagel to Turkey to ratchet its efforts to tame ISIS while knowingly is aware that Turkey is a supporter of ISIS! The efforts as they claim is to build what the administration termed Coalition of the Willing.As has been predicted by Shoebat.com, The United States will plead to Turkey to end ISIS.Now Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is being sent by Obama preparing to visit Turkey to intensify the push for an international campaign against ISIS.In his remarks during a briefing on Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said that Hagel will start...
  • 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 · 25 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...
  • Hamas: We attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona

    07/09/2014 11:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Staff
    Three rockets were launched at Dimona in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket before it could land, while two other rockets landed in open areas. Dimona is the location of Israel's nuclear reactor. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor. Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets, stating that it had been attempting to hit the nuclear reactor. Militants from Hamas's Qassam Brigades said they had launched long-range M-75 rockets towards Dimona.
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rockets Fired at Tel Aviv

    07/08/2014 4:41:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    US Embassy Tel Aviv ^ | July 8, 2014 | US State Department
    As a result of the July 8 rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and the potential for further attacks, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv will operate at minimal staffing until further notice. Chief of Mission personnel will not be allowed to travel south of Tel Aviv without prior approval. Embassy families living in Tel Aviv are being advised to remain at home and in close contact with one another. The Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation and advises U.S. citizens to visit the website of the Government of Israel's Home Front Command for further emergency preparedness guidance. Recent events underscore...
  • Woman Accused of Being Terrorist Courier

    07/08/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014
    A British woman accused of trying to smuggle 20,000 euros ($27,200) in her underwear to militants fighting in Syria has gone on trial in London's Old Bailey court. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 26-year-old Nawal Msaad from north London had agreed to be a courier for her friend and co-defendant, Amal el-Wahabi, 27. Prosecutors say el-Wahabi's husband, who is believed to be fighting in Syria, wanted the money to be taken to Turkey to support the jihadist fighters.
  • Europe Takes Rehab Approach to Islamic Extremists

    07/07/2014 4:35:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    BERLIN - Chris Boudreau's son Damian told her over dinner on a November evening in 2012 that he was going to Egypt to study Arabic, the language of Islam. She never saw him again. "He flew to Seattle, then Amsterdam, then into Istanbul," said Boudreau. "There was a training camp just outside the city where radicals train prior to crossing the border into Syria." Fourteen months later, the 22-year-old Canadian convert to Islam was dead, apparently killed in fighting between rival groups of Islamic militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Boudreau was left to wonder what she could have...
  • Greenfield: It’s Not the Occupation, It’s Islam

    07/02/2014 9:44:53 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 It’s Not the Occupation, It’s Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The bodies of three murdered Israeli teenagers, 16-year-old Naftali who liked to play basketball, 16-year-old Gilad who had just finished a scuba diving course and 19-year-old Eyal with his guitar, will be met by the same ghastly parade of pallbearers who accompany every victim of terrorism. The reporters will scribble down something about “settlements” and the “Cycle of Violence”. The diplomats will urge restraint and remind everyone that the only solution can be found through negotiations with the terrorists. And the...
  • 'Next 24 hours will show if Hamas gets the message,' senior security source says

    07/03/2014 10:10:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    The coming 24 hours will show whether Hamas in Gaza has understood Israel's message that rocket fire on the South must end, a senior security source said Thursday, as projectiles continued to rain down on southern towns, and trigger air raid sirens. "We'll see what the bottom line is... whether Hamas understands our message... within 24 hours, and then we'll weigh our steps," the source said. He spoke after 18 Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza slammed into southern Israel on Thursday, damaging homes in Sderot. The most recent rocket attack, in the afternoon, targeted the town of Ofakim, and one...
  • Syria opposition party to ‘Post’: We need Israel to convince US to send aid

    06/26/2014 5:20:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 06/25/2014 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Syrian-Kurdish group sends congratulatory letter to Israeli president-elect, says ‘We do not have any problem’ with Israel. Pro-Western Syrian opposition figures told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that they seek friendly relations with Israel and aim to secure US support so that rebel extremists do not take over. The Kurdish Left Party in Syria, headed by Mahsum Faisal Baker Simo, sent a letter to President-elect Reuven Rivlin, stating that Israel “isn’t our enemy,” but that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his aides were. “We in the Kurdish Left Party ask the government and people of Israel to stand by the...
  • The IRS scandal is tied directly to terrorist funding

    06/21/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by drypowder · 22 replies
    The Patriotfactor Blogspot ^ | June 21, 2014 | Posted by Diane Sori
    As for Obama’s foreign policy plan it really is quite simple…by shaming America in the world’s eye he hopes our collapse will surely follow. But least we forget that Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s driving force and allegiance was clear right from the start…never hidden from view but one people chose to ignore…from the his book “The Audacity of Hope” page 261…“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Sadly, those words say it all…and sadly he has done just that.
  • Iraq militants take Syria-border post in drive for caliphate

    06/21/2014 7:31:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 21, 2014 | BY KAMAL NAMAA
    Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said on Saturday, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago and potentially creating an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran. The militants, led by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), first moved into the nearby town of al-Qaim on Friday, pushing out security forces, the sources said. Once border guards heard that al-Qaim had fallen, they left their posts and militants moved in, the sources said.
  • Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in restive Xinjiang (islamists)

    06/21/2014 4:20:32 AM PDT · by mgist · 20 replies
    Reuter ^ | 6/21/14 | adam Jourdan
    Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in restive Xinjiang BY ADAM JOURDAN (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead 13 attackers in the restive far-western region of Xinjiang on Saturday after they rammed a car into a police station and detonated explosives, Xinhua news agency said, in the latest of a series of attacks to worry Beijing. China has been toughening its response to violent crime after a spate of attacks around the country, centred on Xinjiang, the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs. China has blamed previous attacks on Islamist separatists in the region, who they say are looking to establish...
  • The Bankers Want Putin’s Head

    06/18/2014 10:37:05 AM PDT · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Fig Trees and Vineyards ^ | 5-24-2014 | Ariadna Theokopoulos
    The international bankers want Putin’s head and they have $20,000,000,000 painful reasons. A recent revelation by a French source details Putin’s incredible double coup that made Russia gain $20 billion in a few days and recover most of the shares owned by West European and American investors in Russia’s largest energy companies. The foreign (American and European) ownership of a large portion of shares in the energy industry meant that almost half of the revenues of the gas and oil industry did not go into the coffers of the Russian Federation, but into the pockets of Western financial ‘sharks,’ as...