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  • Germany divided on Merkel's 'open door' policy with migrants

    08/29/2015 5:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    In order for the refugee burden to be shared evenly throughout the EU, Merkel supports the imposition of mandatory quotas to ensure that each member state is admitting its fair share of migrants. However, attempts to adopt this as EU policy have met stiff resistance among the more pragmatic European leaders. ... The final destination is Germany for many of these men, women and children. Official forecasts from Berlin have at least 800,000 asylum seekers arriving this year alone, causing much concern among Germans worried about their country’s ability to digest that many new arrivals. Domestic opposition to Merkel’s migration...
  • Graham: ISIS Loves Trump Seize Oil Idea

    08/28/2015 10:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said ISIS loves his rival, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s idea of “seize oil for the benefit of America” because it would be a huge “recruiting opportunity.” Graham said, “Well number one, Donald Trump’s plan to destroy ISIS is the most ill-conceived, insanely dangerous idea I have ever heard. Worse than Obama. I never thought I would hear myself say that there is a Republican running for office that’s got a worse idea when it comes to radical Islam than Obama. So here is...
  • Muslim mayor refuses to take in refugees ( Italy )

    08/28/2015 9:22:04 PM PDT · by george76
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    A Muslim mayor in the Tuscan seaside community of Monte Argentario has provoked a political outcry for refusing to accept any refugees. ... We don’t want refugees here, we don’t have the facilities for them,” Cerulli told The Local on Friday. “We don’t know where to put them, we don’t know what to do with them.” Cerulli, 60, is a former nuclear engineer and aligned with the New Centre-Right party (NCD) of interior minister, Angelino Alfano. During his engineering career he travelled extensively to countries including Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the US, and is married to an Indonesian woman. He...
  • Kurds Are Surging – America Is Not

    08/28/2015 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    A tale of two countries, one spurred to greatness by manifest destiny, the other crumbling under the weight of liberal anarchism The Kurds are surging in Iraq again. Kurdish fighters are successfully attacking both the Islamic state and other terrorist factions in Syria and Iraq; as we saw with the Kurdish capture of many Iraqi villages two days ago. The recent Kurdish push in Iraq occurs in spite of Turkey’s President Erdogan and his counterproductive air campaign against Kurdish fighters. To make matters worse Kurdish hopes for autonomy rights in Iranian held areas will more or less cease to be...
  • EXCLUSIVE— Benghazi Witness: U.S. Provided Arms to Jihadists Who Killed Americans in 9/11 Attack

    08/28/2015 8:36:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration may have provided the weapons used by some Islamist extremists to kill four Americans at the United States’ compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, according to a Libyan source who told Breitbart News he witnessed the attack first hand. Breitbart News’s Tera Dahl spoke to the witness who was living near the U.S. compound in Benghazi when the attack took place. Libya’s al-Qaeda-linked militia group known as the February 17th Martyrs Brigade was reportedly hired by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department to provide security at the Benghazi compound, but failed to so the whole...
  • "There's No Such Thing as Moderate Islam": An Iraqi Priest Describes the Christian Genocide

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

    08/27/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who had...
  • Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

    08/26/2015 9:26:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font. The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original...
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Christian man allegedly killed by 3 Muslim immigrants in Maine...

    08/26/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Leo Homan
    program. A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • UPDATE: VA Shooter identified as former employee of WDBJ (black - says racism made him do it)

    08/26/2015 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ali Stewart
    <p>According to a former WDBJ employee, Vester L. Flanagan — the man authorities say they’re seeking in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of two journliasts — worked at WDBJ as a reporter about a year using the on-air name Bryce Williams.</p>
  • News crew gunned down on live TV

    08/26/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A news crew for a CBS affiliate in Virginia was gunned down during a live report near the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta early Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and emergency services were on the scene, which remains active. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also involved in the investigation. WDBJ7 reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed by an unidentified assailant who approached the pair as they were filming an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza and fired in their direction as many as eight times. Footage of the shooting aired...
  • Deadly shooting during live TV news report in Va.

    08/26/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 1,222 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Unknown
    A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning. Alison Parker and Adam Ward, a reporter and cameraman for CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV, died in the shooting, Parker's mother confirmed to CBS News. WDBJ-TV reports that deputies from Franklin County and Bedford County were on the scene. The shooting happened at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia.
  • Hungary Builds Border Fence to Halt Middle Eastern Migrant Wave

    08/25/2015 4:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/25/15 | John Hayward
    The Hungarians are responding to a record-breaking wave of “migrants” from the war zones of the post-Obama Middle East by constructing one of those border fences that’s supposed to be impossibly expensive and ineffective. According to the Associated Press, the fence will be up to 13 feet high, rising behind three layers of razor wire, ranging along the 109-mile border with Serbia through which migrant populations have been pouring.About 140,000 migrants have trooped through Hungary so far this year – over three times as many as they handled in all of 2014, according to the AP, and it’s only August....
  • French train gunman says he found guns in children's playground [Psalms 2 - Importing Jihad]

    08/24/2015 6:27:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/23/2015 | Nick Fagge
    Thwarted train gunman Ayoub El Khazzani has laughed at accusations he was trying to carry out a terrorist attack on the Amsterdam to Paris express, his lawyer has claimed. Morocco-born El Khazzani, 26, says he does not see why his actions on the Thalys train on Friday have caused such an outcry and insisted that he was only interested in 'robbing the passengers'. His lawyer, Sophie David, said the gunman appeared 'very, very thin and very haggard' when she met with him at a police station in Arras, northern France. Meanwhile, the suspect's father defended him as a 'good boy'...
  • FRANCE TRAIN JIHADI "DUMBFOUNDED" TO BE ACCUSED OF TERRORISM

    08/24/2015 4:00:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    It is a recurring and increasingly ridiculous feature of jihad terror coverage: every time a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” plants a bomb or opens fire on a crowd of infidels, mainstream media coverage notes that “the attacker’s motive is not known.” But now Ayoub el-Khazzani, the Muslim gunman who was overpowered by three Americans, including two Marines, on a Paris-bound train last Friday, has gone the media one better by professing to be “dumbfounded” at being accused of terrorism. But the media, not unexpectedly, is happily going along, spreading the fog of disinformation that envelops the West’s response to the...
  • INSIDE JIHAD

    08/24/2015 3:52:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    Here's my four-sentence review of Dr. Tawfik Hamid's new book Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works; Why It Should Terrify Us; How to Defeat It. Buy this book. Read this book. Refer to this book. Share this book.
  • Islamic State desecrates saint’s bones after bulldozing 1,600-year-old church

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

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

    08/22/2015 6:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Paris (AFP) - A gunman tackled by young Americans on a train between Amsterdam and Paris pleaded with them to hand back his Kalashnikov after they overpowered him, one of the group said. "Everything happened very fast," Anthony Sadler, a student travelling with friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, both members of the US military, told France's BFMTV. "I didn't realise what was happening until I saw a guard run past. I looked back and saw a guy enter with a Kalashnikov. My friends and I got down and then I said 'Let's get him'," said Skarlatos, a 22-year-old member...
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, “We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual caves—these cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix.” This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • BREAKING NEWS:Unarmed US Marines 'take down' gunman onboard a high-speed train (France)

    08/21/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:34 EST, 21 August 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A gunman opened fire on board a high speed train in northern France. Eyewitnesses said three U.S. Marines on the train disarmed the gunman. The man was armed with a deadly a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. Three people were wounded and the gunman is currently in police custody.
  • Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist

    08/21/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/21/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist on board high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. An unarmed US Marine who ambushed a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a train between Amsterdam and Paris is in critical condition, according to French media reports. The serviceman, who has not been named, was one of two Americans who tackled the 26-year-old Moroccan national to the ground after hearing him load up a gun in the toilet. In the scuffle, one of the Marines was shot and another stabbed. France Info reports one is in a critical condition. Addressing reporters at the station...
  • Bangkok bombing that murdered 20 people at Hindu shrine was an Islamic jihad attack

    08/21/2015 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | August 21, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The mass murder has been identified as a Muslim named Mohamad Museyin. “The motive behind the attack remains unclear,” says the Herald Sun, but in reality the motive is only unclear to those who refuse to admit that there is a global jihad. The motive of a Muslim who leaves a backpack with a bomb in it at a Hindu shrine that is frequented by Buddhists in a country that has been battling jihad violence for years now is unclear only to those who are willfully ignorant.
  • Military court upholds death sentence in 2003 ‘fragging’ case

    08/21/2015 4:37:06 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Doyle
    The nation’s highest military court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence for a University of California, Davis, graduate who admitted killing two fellow U.S. soldiers at the start of the Iraq War. In a closely split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces rejected claims by Los Angeles native Hasan K. Akbar that his original defense team was ineffective. Akbar argued at trial that he was mentally ill when he killed two and wounded 14 in the March 2003 attack in Kuwait.
  • Pakistan Muslim leader exhorted Muslims to kill Hindus

    08/20/2015 6:36:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    “During the interrogation following a lie-detector test, Naved told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogators that Hafiz Saeed delivered motivational speeches to the recruits and exhorted them to kill Hindus in India.”But remember: to oppose this incitement to murder would be “Islamophobic.”“Hafiz Saeed visited training camps, motivated us to kill Hindus: Pak terrorist Naved,” India Today, August 20, 2015: In a major revelation which is likely to strengthen India’s claim against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed during the NSA-level talks with Pakistan, the arrested Pakistan terrorist Naved has confessed to his interrogators that the 26/11 attacks mastermind visited the...
  • Islamic State overruns Iraqi base near Fallujah

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

    08/19/2015 7:39:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/19/15 | Pamela Geller
    The website Public Intelligence reported that “an intelligence bulletin issued by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division in late May warns that so-called ‘militia extremists’ are likely to begin targeting Muslim institutions, including mosques and other religious facilities.”It named me, among others, among those who incite these violent “militia extremists.”Meanwhile, as the FBI libels me as someone who inspires violence, I am getting death threats every day. Every day now.The FBI’s report on these right-wing militias is focusing upon an entirely trumped-up problem in service of a frankly sinister agenda. There is no significant right-wing militia threat, and neither I nor any...
  • 'Ridiculous': FBI warns of next big terror attack (against Muslims by U.S. “militia extremists")

    08/18/2015 11:19:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just three weeks after ISIS attacked a Muhammad cartoonist event in Garland, Texas, the FBI began circulating an intelligence bulletin that alerts state, federal and local law enforcement about the likelihood of attacks against Muslims by “militia extremists.” The bulletin, marked “sensitive” and not for distribution without FBI authorization, cites evidence gathered since 2013 that American militia groups are planning attacks on mosques, Islamic centers and possibly individual Muslims. The document is dated May 28, 2015, and was leaked to Public Intelligence, an online information site committed to exposing government secrets and data. Public Intelligence posted the document on its...
  • Up to 150 drowned, shot dead fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria

    08/18/2015 5:26:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/18/15 | Aminu Abubakar
    Up to 150 people drowned in a river or were shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state, residents said on Tuesday.Dozens of militants arrived on motorcycles and in a car on Thursday last week and sprayed automatic gunfire, scattering terrified inhabitants of Kukuwa-Gari."They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned," Modu Balumi, a resident of the village, told AFP."By our latest toll we have 150...
  • Multiculturalism and the Rise of Domestic Terrorism

    08/18/2015 1:55:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 8/18/15 | William Kilpatrick
    In a speech launching a five-year plan to combat homegrown terrorism, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that “Many people born in Britain have little attachment to the country and that makes them vulnerable to radicalization.”It’s not as though Muslims who live in Britain don’t eat fish and chips or root for their local football club. But, apparently, a not insignificant number can indulge in British pastimes and still feel unconnected to the country they live in. In her 2006 book Londonistan, Melanie Phillips described how a separate and alien culture had developed in England as a result of Britain’s...
  • Amnesty International Director of Faith and Human Rights Tied to Muslim Brotherhood and Jihad

    08/17/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 17 Aug 15 | Unknown
    A senior employee of Amnesty International has undeclared private links to men alleged to be key players in a secretive network of global Islamists. The charity was unaware that the husband of its director of faith and human rights featured in documents released after a criminal trial at which connections were revealed between British supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Arab Islamists accused of plotting to overthrow a Gulf state. Yasmin Hussein was also linked to a Yorkshire-based aid agency that was banned by Israel for its alleged funding of HAMAS terrorism…
  • Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘Perverted’ thinking

    08/16/2015 12:06:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    And it’s perverted of Biden to go along with all Obama is doing to main-street Americans after all his country has done for him Bending himself into proverbial pretzels, Vice President Joe Biden, who won’t call a jihadist a jihadist or a terrorist a terrorist, on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a “perverted jihadist.” “Perverted” should be attached as an adjective to the title of President Barack Obama. It is perverted to get yourself elected as president of a country when your only perverted mission is to...
  • Journalist tried and executed same day by ISIS in Mosul

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

    08/16/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start putting the accord in place. While he probably would take some heavy criticism, this course would let him add the foreign policy breakthrough to his second-term list of accomplishments.
  • Obama administration still predicts 'Assad's days are numbered'

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

    08/15/2015 11:28:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/15
    U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly believe the Islamic State used chemical weapons in Syria on Kurdish forces at least two weeks before the group may have used it in Iraq, U.S. officials said on Friday. The reports are fueling concerns that ISIS has acquired an arsenal of banned chemicals that could escalate fighting in the region. “It could be a pattern,” a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the intelligence told The Wall Street Journal. U.S. agencies have believed that the Islamic State aspired to obtain chemical weapons, such as mustard gas, but officials said it was premature to immediately connect...
  • Osama’s son calls on followers in Kabul, Baghdad, Gaza to wage jihad on the West

    08/15/2015 10:52:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | 8/15/15
    The son of the former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has called on his followers in Kabul, Baghdad and Gaza to wage jihad on the West.The demand by Osama’s son, Hamza Bin Laden, was made in an audio message released by al Qaeda website.Hamzad is believed to be either 23 or 24 years old and the audio recording is believed to be the first such message from him him.Touted as a future leader of the terror network, Hamza is believed to have taken part in attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan as early as 2005.The Al-Jazeera network broadcast footage that...
  • Islamic State posts pictures of Christian women threatening that they will become...

    08/15/2015 10:08:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Kidnapping infidels and releasing them for ransom or killing them, as well as enslaving them if that option is deemed most advantageous for the Muslims, is fully sanctioned in Islamic law: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may...
  • SEX SLAVE: American Hostage Raped Repeatedly By ISIS Before Being Killed

    08/15/2015 10:06:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 8/15/15 | Caleb Howe
    The Washington Post reports this weekend that Kayla Mueller, an American held hostage by ISIS and killed back in February of this year, was kept as a sex slave by the perverted deviant in charge of the terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The family of Kayla Mueller said in an interview Friday that the FBI had informed them that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the emir of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, had sexually abused their daughter, a humanitarian worker.Mueller’s parents said the FBI first spoke to the family about the sexual assault in late June and provided more details two weeks ago....
  • Muslims on Twitter Cheer Explosions, Massive Fire at Texas Chemical Plant: “May Allah Burn America”

    08/15/2015 10:01:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/15/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>CONROE, Texas — A series of explosions rocked an oil field chemical supply company north of Houston on Friday, setting off a three-alarm fire that sent a broad, dense column of thick, black smoke towering into the otherwise blue skies.</p>
  • ISIS Organizing Small Armies Inside America

    08/12/2015 8:41:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 12, 2015
    Homeland Insecurity: The FBI's arrest of a group of New Jersey and New York Muslims trying to organize a "small army" for the Islamic State leaves little doubt we are facing a full-blown Islamic insurgency inside our borders. According to a just-released federal criminal complaint, five young Muslim men tied to IS were busted conspiring to recruit a small army for the terror group in New Jersey and New York. The busts bring to 70 the number of IS-inspired terrorists arrested in this country in homeland plots. Meantime, the FBI reports that all 56 of its field offices have active...
  • Man arrested after triple Ikea store stabbing ( Sweden )

    08/10/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | August 10, 2015
    A man and a woman have died and another is seriously injured following a stabbing inside an Ikea store in Västerås, just outside Stockholm. ... Ikea has so far remained tight-lipped about the stabbings. ... Officers disclosed no other information about the identities of the attacker nor the victims. One witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT that the dead man appeared to have been aged around 25. But in an interview with regional Swedish newspaper VLT, store manager Mattias Johansson said that the victims were "three seemingly ordinary visitors" and said that an attack had taken place in the store's kitchen...
  • Muslim Asylum Seeker Beheads IKEA Shopper in Sweden

    08/12/2015 2:44:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    A Muslim asylum seek beheaded an IKEA shopper in Sweden this week and killed another one. (Photo Bare Naked Islam) In response to the violent murders IKEA will quit selling kitchen knives in its store. It’s IKEA’s fault for displaying knives in the store.
  • Thousands of Iraqi Christians Flee as ISIS Massacres 2,000 Civilians, Blasts Baghdad With Car Bombs

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

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

    08/11/2015 7:43:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    UK Express ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. By Nick Gutteridge PUBLISHED: 02:29, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking...
  • US intervenes in lawsuit over Palestinian terror attacks

    08/11/2015 7:22:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2015 10:17 AM EDT
    The Obama administration has intervened in a lawsuit over Palestinian attacks that have killed Americans. In a court filing, the U.S. government says a hefty bond requirement could financially destabilize the Palestinian government. The filing comes in a case in New York City, where a jury this year awarded $218.5 million to survivors and victims’ relatives. That amount is automatically tripled. …
  • Skanderbeg: The Albanian Freedom Fighter Who Defied the Ottomans

    08/11/2015 3:19:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/11/15 | André Masséna
    Albania is ranked as one of the least religious countries in the world, with only 30% of the population stating they consider religion to be important, according to Gallup. Yet, roughly 60% of the population state they belong to Sunni Islam, with only a 17% minority Christians. Such statistics seem to create a contrast between Albania today and the historical Albania. Centuries ago, Albania was one of the main battlegrounds between the Christian Europe and the armies of the Ottoman Empire. With a tiny population, rivalling feudal families and poor finances, the Albanians demonstrated some of the fiercest and most...