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  • What Did the Imam Really Say? Revisited

    07/21/2014 10:16:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf ^ | 7/20/14 | Fr. Z's Blog
    I read at Il Giornale today that the prayer read by the Imam in the Vatican Gardens was indeed from the Sura 2, wherein Allah is asked to crush infidels (that’s us) and let Islam triumph over the whole world (that’s us, too). Vatican Radio, at the time, tried to give this an allegorical spin. It didn’t work very well. At a certain point it seems they also tried to edit out the troubling passage. Suffice to say that an Imam sang: “grant us victory over the heathen/disbelieving/infidel” (Sura 2: 286) in the Vatican Gardens, in front of the Pope,...
  • 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...
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • More than 700 killed in Syria as ISIS tightens grip on east

    07/21/2014 7:43:01 AM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-awsat English ^ | 20 July 2014 | Paula Astih
    More than 700 people were killed in Syria over the course of Thursday and Friday, in what activists say were the bloodiest 48 hours of fighting in the conflict to date. ... Abdul Rahman said the death toll of Thursday’s clashes was 396 people, while Friday’s total reached 314, adding that 90 more people were still unaccounted for, although they were also expected to have been killed.
  • Family considers killing 10-year-old daughter after mullah rapes her in Afghanistan mosque

    07/21/2014 10:40:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 20, 2014 | Rod Nordland
    It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defence that it had been consensual sex. But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honour killing in the case – against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead. This past week, the awful matter became even worse. On Tuesday, local policemen removed the girl from the shelter that had given her...
  • All-Female ISIS Brigade Cracks Down on Women in Raqqa

    07/20/2014 5:14:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 20, 2014 | Ahmad Al-Bahri, deep in Syria
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Shortly after the Sunni militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) retook control of Raqqa earlier this year, it created the al-Khansaa' Brigade, an all-female unit operating in the city. Its purpose is to apprehend civilian women in Raqqa who do not follow the organization's strict brand of Sharia law, including a mandate that all women be fully covered in public and that they be accompanied by a male chaperone. "We have established the brigade to raise awareness of our religion among women, and to punish women who do not abide by the law," says Abu Ahmad,...
  • My Neighbor the Terrorist: A Bizarro Cinderella Story

    07/19/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19,2014 | Anne Evans
    Miss Conley might have had honeymoon visions of romance, but in reality she was in for a nasty fate. Despite embracing radical Islam, she wouldn’t have been able to erase the self-respect she was raised with in only six months. Many of the abuses the other women in the camp would have been used to, (imprisonment in the house, husbandly beatings, unwanted polygamy and a cheating husband), Miss Conley would have rebelled against. This “rebellion” would have given Terrorist Fiancé even more reason to beat her, starve her, or worse. Miss Conley is in an American jail where she’s not...
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/18/2014 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Not a week goes by that I'm not called or emailed by hundreds of fans who believe we have a foreigner and Muslim in the White House. I've disagreed for six years now. We have to take our President at his word. He says he is a Christian, he attends church, so he is a Christian. So let's throw that theory away. But I've met quite a few Christians who are both Marxists and radical Muslim sympathizers. It’s now clear that Obama is one of them. Why hide from it? It’s no crime. Obama should embrace the truth. Is he...
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/17/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 17, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's start with the Marxist part. What defines a Marxist? Someone who believes in government control over the people. Someone whose obsession is income redistribution. Someone who dedicates his life to taxes, spending, debt, regulations and bureaucracy. Since Obama is the biggest spender in history, the biggest taxer in history, the biggest debt creator in history, and the biggest creator of regulations in history, it’s safe to say Obama is a Marxist. Now let’s deal with the Muslim sympathizer part. Obama's policies have led to crisis and chaos throughout the Middle East. His policies led to the Arab Spring. His...
  • Removing Church Pews for Muslim Prayer Mats in the Name of Religious Tolerance

    07/17/2014 2:28:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/13/2014 | Gene Koprowski
    My alma mater, The University of Chicago, was recently in the news for an overtly politically correct act for replacing its historic Bond Chapel's pews for Muslims to worship. This act is raising hackles reminiscent of the university's other, recent, tone-deaf decision to demolish the childhood home of former President Ronald Reagan, on its campus, and replace it with a parking lot and a commemorative plaque.The school, founded by the Rockefeller family in the late 19th century as a Baptist-affiliated institution of higher learning, with an English-style undergraduate college, and German-style graduate research school, today positions itself as completely non-denominational...
  • EU Urges Israel to ‘Act Proportionately’ in Gaza

    07/16/2014 9:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/17/2014, 5:15 AM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    European Union (EU) leaders on Wednesday condemned the firing of rockets into Israel while urging the Israel to “act proportionately” and Hamas to agree to a ceasefire, AFP reports. Voicing “great concern” over continued violence in Israel and Gaza, EU leaders said the bloc “condemns the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel and the indiscriminate targeting of civilians.” “Israel has the right to protect its population (but) in doing so it must act proportionately and ensure the protection of civilians at all times,” a European Union statement added. …
  • Mexican Cartels Help Hezbollah Infiltrate U.S. (FLASHBACK)

    In a shocking revelation made by a veteran U.S. counterterrorism expert, Hezbollah has infiltrated the Southwest United States by joining forces with Mexican drug cartels that have long operated in the region. Judicial Watch has for years reported on the chilling connection between Islamic extremists and Mexican drug cartels. In fact, as far back as 2007 JW wrote about an astounding Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) report that lays out how Islamic terrorists and Mexican drug gangs have teamed up to successfully penetrate the U.S. as well as finance terror networks in the Middle East In Hezbollah’s case, a growing “business...
  • The Caliphate Means Constant War on Us on a Scale Not Yet Seen

    07/14/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    While the British government is making its own citizens pay for the jihadis allowed to return to the UK from Syria and Iraq, both in terms of money – through the Ł1.1 billion cash injection for defence announced today, Ł800 million of which will fund an extra investment in intelligence and surveillance to deal with the threat of terrorism – and in terms of intrusion and greater state power – through emergency laws to monitor phone and internet records “to stop terrorists" –, people hear of the establishment of a caliphate in the Middle East without the media –...
  • A Portrait of Death: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Meet the man who replaced Osama bin Laden

    07/14/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/13/2014 | Tom Rogan
    A nameless woman “dumped on a street, arms and legs cut off, entrails eviscerated” — this is just one testament from Bing West’s account of Fallujah in 2004. This was the first mini-caliphate of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). West’s quote still matters, because it sums up the real-world impact of Salafi jihadism, the ideology of sick totalitarianism that once inspired Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and that now motivates Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Leading ISIS, Baghdadi is painting Iraq and Syria with the blood of all those who do not yield. And be under no illusions: ISIS does not believe in geographic...
  • 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...
  • Gaza doctors' hearts break as health care collapses under Israeli attack

    07/12/2014 4:46:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    All Voices ^ | July 11, 2014 | saleh1966
    This baby was injured because she was firing rockets!!! Commentary Doctors in Gaza did not need to read a warning from the World Health Organization to know that their health care system was collapsing under Israeli attack. Hospitals were overwhelmed by hundreds of casualties, including small children. It was getting worse every day, and Egypt’s refusal to open its border made things worse still. "The recent escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip raises concern about the ability of the government and the Ministry of Health of the occupied Palestinian territory to cope with the increased burden of medical emergencies...
  • Next battle in “marriage equality” debate: Incest

    07/11/2014 10:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Northern Colorado Gazette ^ | July 11, 2014 | Jack Minor
    A judge has suggested that now that same-sex marriages and homosexuality have become more accepted the next logical step could be to legitimize incestuous relationships. “A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” Judge Garry Neilson from Australia said. Neilson compared incest to homosexuality, saying that such relationships were once illegal. “If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would...
  • @ISIS Is #Winning: Why's a barbaric caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?

    07/11/2014 12:21:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kori Schake
    The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is running a brilliantly effective social media campaign. With the group rebranded as the Islamic State (IS), its grisly messaging gets attention and discourages resistance to its military operations, both where it is fighting and among countries that might be inclined to intervene against it. After it took Mosul, IS streamed video of its men executing dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers -- which very likely helped encourage the choice of Iraqi security forces to quietly desert their posts. IS live-tweeted its military advance through Iraq, showcasing the bravery of its fighters and what...
  • 'Nuclear Terrorism': Hamas Targeting of Dimona Reactor Meets UN Definition

    07/10/2014 11:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    The terrorist group Hamas claimed late Wednesday that it attempted to target Israel's nuclear reactor in the desert town of Dimona by firing three long-range M-75 rockets at the facility. One of the rockets was destroyed in mid-flight by Israel's Iron Dome system, and two fell harmlessly in the rocky Negev. However, merely by targeting the nuclear facility, Hamas has committed nuclear terrorism, according to United Nations treaties. Article 2 (1) of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism states: 1. Any person commits an offence within the meaning of this Convention if that person unlawfully...
  • ANALYSIS: Stunned by Israel's fierce response, Hamas sends distress signals

    07/10/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Despite fiery statements issued by Hamas spokesmen over the past 48 hours, it was obvious Tuesday night that the Islamist movement was searching for ways to rid itself of the current escalation. Hamas feels that it has been forced into a confrontation with Israel – one that it did not want at this stage because of its increased isolation and financial crisis. The massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours have surprised Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Hamas apparently expected a limited response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns. But...
  • Despite Rockets, 64 New American Olim Arrive to Israel Today

    07/09/2014 2:16:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | July 9, 2014 | Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
    Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, July 8 – Despite the escalating security situation in Israel, 64 new Olim from the United States made aliyah to Israel today with Nefesh B’Nefesh. The new immigrants hail from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. The youngest immigrant is an eight-month-old baby while the oldest, Lottie Herman, is 92. Herman who fled Germany in 1939 to America, will be settling in Jerusalem. Among the other olim who arrived this morning was Becky Kupchan, 26, from Chicago. Kupchan will be moving to Beer Sheva, the capital city of Southern Israel. “Although...
  • Jerusalem Mayor Tells Residents to Open Bomb Shelters

    07/08/2014 4:45:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday evening instructed residents to open and prepare public and private bomb shelters, due to increasing Hamas rocket fire out of Gaza. Residents of the city and its environs have about 90 seconds to seek shelter in the event of a rocket attack out of the southern coastal enclave. “A list of shelters will be published on the municipality website later this evening,” the city said in a statement. “In the case of a siren or explosion, residents should go to the closest protected area within a minute and a half and close all doors...
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • Has Islam ever been peaceful?

    07/08/2014 3:17:45 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 18 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 6 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In this episode, I answer the title’s question, perhaps one of the biggest on everyone’s minds today: Has Islam ever been peaceful? I herein go through some of the most important historical battles and events for Muslims, also mentioning the Qur’an when relevant. WATCH ON YOUTUBE (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I start out the show by running through Islam's violent beginnings, then transition into its tyrannical rule in Jerusalem and Cordoba. Then, I talk about the key battles of Covadonga and Lepanto, at which Islam was curtailed. Next, I skim over the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire....
  • Renouncing Jewish Jihad

    07/07/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Brown
    There have been and will continue to be Jewish terrorists who use their religion to justify murder, but the difference between Jewish jihad and Islamic jihad is that only in Islam is jihad a legitimate expression of the faith. It is true that there have been religious Jews like Baruch Goldstein, who gunned down 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded more than 125 others before being beaten to death in 1994. And it is true that his epitaph reads, “He gave his life for the people of Israel, its Torah and land.” And it is true that in 2009, an ultra-Orthodox...
  • Rebel leader delivers rousing battle cry to Islamist militants with a pink Hello Kitty notebook

    07/07/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7-5-14 | Darren Boyle
    An anti-ISIS rebel commander in Syria gave a rousing speech to his assembled men standing behind a Hello Kitty note pad. The leader, named on the YouTube video as Zahran Alloush implored his men to fight the 'evil ideology' of ISIS accusing them of trying to 'destroy jihad in Syria'.
  • 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...
  • ISIS terrorists call all Muslims next to “conquer Rome”

    07/02/2014 2:11:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    ISIS leader Abut Bakr Al-Husayni al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi, days after announcing the formation of an Islamic caliphate in Syria-Iraq, announced that Rome must be conquered.We let him go, by the way. Guess whose administration did that.I saw this at The Telegraph: Rome will be conquered next, says leader of Islamic State Muslims have been called to flock to the Islamic State to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the worldAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate...
  • Why're young Malay men enamored by 'JIHAD': No need to achieve in life, fight & you'll die a MARTYR?

    07/05/2014 4:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Malaysia Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2014
    Some of you might have seen the video on YouTube: around ten young men at the back of a lorry, dressed in camouflage uniforms with beards, assault rifles slung over their shoulders. They were gawking at a rumbling tank, and were hyped that they were finally being shipped to the front-lines, like giddy kids on a school trip... glad to be out of class even if only for a day. They also spoke Malay. “All of us will be martyrs ... Our friends are already heading to fight. They are not afraid and will not quiver,” said the one holding...
  • Michigan man charged in punching death of soccer referee (Knockout Death)

    07/02/2014 4:20:56 PM PDT · by equalator · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-2-2014 | Zachary Slater
    A Michigan referee of an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, two days after being punched in the head by a player, authorities said. John Bieniewicz, 44, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital from injuries suffered in what police said was an unprovoked attack. The blow left the victim unconscious and not breathing on the field, Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid said. After the attack, the player fled the field and waved his middle finger at the crowd. Bieniewicz was in critical condition when he reached the hospital and was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.
  • 19-Year-Old American Woman Charged With Trying To Help ISIS Militants

    07/03/2014 5:01:35 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI ^ | 7-2-2014 | Paul Szoldra
         Paul SzoldraJuly 2, 2014 A 19-year-old Colorado woman has been charged with providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, after she was arrested trying to board a flight from Denver to allegedly meet with members of the Islamic State of Iraq, The Denver Channel is reporting. An FBI criminal complaint alleges that Shannon Maureen Conley, along with others, attempted to make contact with the militant group and travel to Syria via Turkey, AP reports. Reuters has more on the criminal complaint: It said she met a co-conspirator, only identified as Y.M. in...
  • Islamic Jihad: 'Settlers' Are Legitimate Targets

    07/02/2014 8:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 7/2/14 | Elad Benari
    The Islamic Jihad terrorist group said on Wednesday that “settlers” were a “legitimate target” for “the resistance”, the Ma’an news agency reported. In a statement, Islamic Jihad held Israeli authorities and the army responsible for what it said were “continuous attacks on Palestinians, their lands and religious sites.” The statement condemned the “crime” of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, which the group blamed on Israel and said was “a continuation of a series of crimes by the Israeli army and settlers.” The burnt body of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir was found in the Jerusalem Forest area on Wednesday morning. While...
  • ISIS Leader: 'Soon... A Day Will Come When the Muslim Will Walk Everywhere as a Master'

    07/01/2014 11:41:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), sent a message to his fellow Sunni supporters to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Baghdadi wrote: Soon, by Allah’s permission, a day will come when the Muslim will walk everywhere as a master, having honor, being revered, with his head raised high and his dignity preserved. Anyone who dares to offend him will be disciplined, and any hand that reaches out to harm him will be cut off. The ISIS leader showed a willingness to blame the Jews for "mobilizing" the international community against his...
  • US Hamas-CAIR Jihad Groups Celebrate/Attend Ramadan Dinner at the PENTAGON

    07/01/2014 6:25:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/1/2014 | Pamela Geller
    According to the US Army Chaplain Corp there are over 3,000 Muslims serving in the US military out of 2,266,883 active military personnel. That is 0.1% (and that’s not including Muslim soldiers like Fort Hood jihadi Major Nidal Hassan or his acolyte Army Pvt. Naser Abdo.) Got that not one percent, not even half a percent – a tenth of a percent so why is the Pentagon holding a gala Ramadan dinner?Considering that America is fighting jihad in all the wars she is engaged in — and jihad is the greatest threat facing the homeland aPreviously Hamas-CAIR has said of...
  • ISIS video announcing Islamic caliphate pledges to free Palestine

    07/01/2014 12:08:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Irish Times / The Guardian News Service ^ | July 1, 2014 | Mark Tran and Matthew Weaver
    Islamist militants, who have declared an Islamic “caliphate” in an area straddling Iraq and Syria, trumpeted the declaration in several videos. One slick video, mostly in English, features a bearded fighter with an AK-47 on his back, explaining the new caliphate. “This is not the first border we will break, we will break other borders,” a jihadist from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, warned in the video called End of Sykes-Picot, a reference to the agreement between France and Britain that divided up the Ottoman empire...
  • As ISIL surges, could Lebanon be the next domino to fall?

    06/30/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    al Jazeera ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Pizzi
    Three bombings in five days have mounted fears that the sectarian tinderbox of Lebanon could erupt.On Friday, Al-Qaeda-inspired armed group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, which yesterday began calling itself the Islamic State in an apparent signal of its wide-reaching aspirations in the region, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on the chic Duroy Hotel in the heart of Beirut’s Raouche neighborhood, which is popular with tourists. The IS declared in a statement that the attack would be the first of many on Lebanese soil. Though the bomb was a near miss meant to detonate at a...
  • Journalist, Fouad Hussein Prediction '05 @Course of Jihad Eerily Predict Today's Events

    06/30/2014 8:48:34 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Infidel bloggers alliance ^ | June 29, 2014 | Midnight Rider
    Fouad Hussein Called It In 2005, His Prediction About the Course of Jihad Eerily Predict Today's Events ************* Events from this weekend reminded me of this from 2005 Fouad Hussein spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi. He seems to have understood the strategy of Al Qaeda and the Grand Jihad. The First Phase Known as "the awakening" -- this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim...
  • Academics Blind to Terrorism

    06/30/2014 7:48:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 27, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Terrorist attacks are on the rise but the academic and media elites we rely on for information are, as usual, the last to notice. iraq car bombs According to University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer, “Terrorism—most of it arising from domestic groups—was a much bigger problem in the United States during the 1970s than it has been since the Twin Towers were toppled [in 2001].” Salafi-jihadist groups, fighters, and attacks have dramatically increased in number over the past several years according to a study by the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation. The findings in this...
  • Brigitte Gabriel gives FANTASTIC answer to Muslim woman claiming all Muslims are portrayed badly

    06/28/2014 12:48:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    This Heritage event on Benghazi has gotten a lot of press over the last day or two, with the left claiming the event turned ‘ugly‘ and that the Muslim woman was ‘pounced on’ and ‘bullied’ by members of the panel. But after watching it myself, that characterization couldn’t be more wrong. In fact Brigitte Gabriel’s answer to this Muslim woman is perhaps the best answer I’ve ever heard to the ‘peaceful Muslims’ question.
  • Texas man pleads guilty to aiding overseas terrorists, preparing for jihad

    06/27/2014 9:01:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/27/2014 | Jazmine Ulloa
    Less than two weeks after his arrest at a Houston airport, a 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday in Austin, Texas, to aiding overseas terrorists, admitting he had planned to join an al-Qaida offshoot gaining force in Syria. Michael Todd Wolfe, a Houston native who authorities say lived in the Austin area, obtained a passport, went through physical training and practiced military maneuvers to prepare to engage in violent jihad, investigators said. He now faces up to 15 years in prison, though no sentencing date has been set. Federal court records show Wolfe had been communicating with an undercover investigator who...
  • What it would look like if the Syria war were happening in America

    06/27/2014 3:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Vox ^ | June 27, 2014 | Zack Beauchamp
    The entire city of Syracuse killed. The entire population of New York City displaced. That's what it would be like if Syria's war was happening in the United States, according to non-profit group If We Were Syrian. In attempt to hammer home the horrific human cost of the Syrian civil war, If We Were Syrian calculated what it would be like if 160,000 people were killed and 9.3 million people evicted from their homes in the United States and the other six G7 countries. The results are horrifying: If you wanted to make it proportional to the size of America's...
  • With ISIS surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in ‘jihadi-tourists’

    06/27/2014 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Foreign Staff
    BERLIN -- After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As related in German newspaper accounts, which by law couldn’t identify him by his full name, Mohannad even transferred the equivalent of $6,800 to a Syrian bank for use by the terror organization. With that as evidence that he was supporting a terrorist organization, German authorities seized his passport and prevented him from returning to Turkey _ the jumping-off point for radicals seeking to join...
  • Iraq's 'Exorcist' Temple Falls Into ISIS Jihadist Hands (Pagan Icons Be Destoyed By Islamofascists?)

    06/26/2014 7:41:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq's 'Exorcist' temple falls into Isis jihadist hands Ancient pre-Christian temple in northern Iraq featured in film The Exorcist at risk of destruction by Isis jihadists An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship complex at Hatra, a vast network of 200-ft high sun-god temples that is a Unesco world heritage site, features in the opening sequence of the 1973 horror classic. But it now lies in the territory claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • Bill Clinton: If not for the U.S. invasion, none of what’s in Iraq right now would be happening

    06/26/2014 5:24:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, an easy lay-up here for a guy who (a) warned the world about Saddam’s WMD threat more than once as president, (b) cautiously declined to take a firm position against the war at the time, and (c) is of course married to someone who cast a vote in the Senate to invade.But never mind that. This is an interesting counterfactual: What would have happened to Iraq during the Arab Spring and Syrian uprising if Saddam had endured? Clinton implicitly assumes that ISIS advancing on Baghdad is the worst possible outcome of the past 10 years, which is...
  • ISIL's second front: How the militant outfit is taking on social media

    06/24/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Baghdad: Supporters of a powerful jihadist group are waging an online propaganda war in concert with its battles on the ground in Iraq, where Sunni militants have overrun swathes of the country. For militant groups, the fight over public perception can be even more important than actual combat, turning military losses into propaganda victories and battlefield successes into powerful tools to build support for the cause. The offensive, led by jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but involving other Sunni groups as well, swept down from northern Iraq, overrunning major areas of five provinces and...
  • Cops Zoom in on Jihadists

    06/23/2014 9:56:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Tuesday June 24, 2014 | SIRA HABIBU AND FARIK ZOLKEPLI
    They are Malaysians with a salafi jihadist mindset and they are undergoing militant training provided by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which is trying to conquer a large part of the Middle-East. However, these militants may not have just the Middle-East on their minds. Their ultimate target could well be Malaysia. They may be out to topple the government and eradicate any form of secular governance. Some who had joined ISIL are civil servants and students, including those from pondok (village) schools. Among them was a naval officer who was arrested last week. Police realise that...
  • Iraqi Shiites say insurgents and neighbors expel them from their homes in Sunni province

    06/23/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | June 22, 2014 | Diaa Hadid
    KIRKUK, Iraq – The insurgents came at midday, walking across a canal, advancing under cover of mortar fire toward the cluster of three Iraqi villages. Within eight hours, Shiite residents who fled said the Sunni insurgents had expelled thousands of them from the majority-Sunni province, helped by local Sunnis in neighboring villages. "You cannot imagine what happened, only if you saw it could you believe it," said Hassan Ali, a 52-year-old farmer siting in the al-Zahra Shiite mosque, used to distribute aid in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, where the displaced had fled, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) away....
  • Jihadists fake death to sneak back to UK

    06/22/2014 8:18:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk ^ | june 22, 2014 | Dipesh Gadher, Richard Kerbajand Robin Henry 
    BRITONS fighting for the brutal Islamist group terrorising the Middle East have faked their deaths on the battlefield in an attempt to return to the UK undetected, according to security sources. In one case, the martyrdom of a fighter in Syria was announced by his colleagues on social media, only for police to arrest the “dead” individual at Dover. The use of such tactics emerged just days after David Cameron warned that jihadists with the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or Isis, are planning attacks on British soil.
  • Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich

    06/22/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Blazing Cat Fur ^ | June 20, 2014
    Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich NB - Google Translate - The case seems absurd, but it is being treated with the utmost seriousness by the police from Reims (Marne). A 23 year old man filed a complaint on June 8, after being attacked, around 21:30 on a tram in the city by two strangers. They hit the victim repeatedly in the face because he was eating a ham sandwich. The two attackers, who claimed to be Muslims, said they were offended by the consumption of pork in their presence and so...
  • Iran's Top Leader Opposes US Intervention In Iraq

    06/22/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT · by Strategy · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 22, 2014
    Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday he is against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists and Sunni militants opposed to Tehran have seized a number of towns and cities, the official IRNA news agency reported. "We strongly oppose the intervention of the U.S. and others in the domestic affairs of Iraq," Khamenei was quoted as saying, in his first reaction to the crisis. "The main dispute in Iraq is between those who want Iraq to join the U.S. camp and those who seek an independent Iraq," said Khamenei, who has the final say over government policies....