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  • Kerry Asks Media To See No Jihadi

    08/31/2016 3:20:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | August 31,2016 | Joseph Klein
    Secretary of State John Kerry wants to keep the American people in the dark regarding the global jihadist terrorist threat we are facing. Referring to terrorism in remarks he made at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a country that has recently experienced its own encounter with Islamist terrorists, Kerry said, “Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.” Kerry was just reflecting his boss’s bizarro worldview. In an interview with Vox, for example, Obama agreed “absolutely” with the proposition posed by the...
  • Key Isis leader killed in Syria, jihadi group says

    08/30/2016 8:53:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jason Burke
    Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of Islamic State’s longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Syria, the group’s Amaq news agency reported. The jihadi group’s spokesman was killed “while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo”, Amaq said on Tuesday. Isis holds territory in the province of Aleppo, but not in the city itself where rebels are fighting Syrian government forces. Amaq did not say how Adnani died. The Pentagon’s press secretary Peter Cook said coalition forces had conducted an airstrike in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province on Tuesday targeting Adnani, but did not...
  • Belgian Jihadi Attack on Police Women: Pistol Beats Machete

    08/20/2016 5:29:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Jihadi with a machete attacked two policewomen at the checkpoint outside of Belgian police headquarters in the city of Charleroi, on Saturday afternoon, 6 August, 2016.  One woman was seriously injured, another suffered minor wounds, and the third shot the attacker with the machete before he could inflict more damage. From the articles that I have read, it appears she was armed with a pistol. From the A man shot by police after he attacked two officers with a machete in the Belgian city of Charleroi has died. The women officers' injuries are not life-threatening. The assailant...
  • Amid Migrant Crisis: Greece to Build Athens Mosque

    08/04/2016 11:22:19 AM PDT · by soycd · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08-04-2016 | ABC
    Lawmakers in Greece on Thursday approved construction of a state-funded mosque near central Athens — a proposal that triggered dissent within the coalition government amid a heated public debate on how to manage the migrant crisis.
  • Pakistan declares Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani a 'martyr', to observe July 19 as black day

    07/22/2016 1:12:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | July 15, 2016 | PTI
    Further needling India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declared slain Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani a "martyr" and said July 19 will be observed as a "black day" to express solidarity with the moslems of Kashmir. Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif termed the "movement of Kashmiris as a movement of freedom". "Pakistan would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination," the Prime Minister said. "The Prime Minister termed Burhan Wani as martyr of independence movement,"...
  • US citizens in #SaudiArabia: Reports of a potential imminent threat against US citizens in Jeddah.

    07/21/2016 11:22:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 10 replies
    twitter | 7/21 | state dept
    US citizens in #SaudiArabia: Reports of a potential imminent threat against US citizens in Jeddah. Exercise caution.
  • Rebels fear Assad victory in Syria as noose tightens around Aleppo {Good news}

    07/18/2016 12:44:21 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 July 2016 | Martin Chulov
    Just over a month into Syria’s uprising in 2011, the leader of Lebanon’s Druze sect, Walid Jumblatt, travelled to Damascus to visit Syria’s then security tsar, Mohammed Nasif. “He said to me at the time, it’s either us, meaning the Alawites, or them, meaning the Sunnis,” Jumblatt recalled. “I knew which way this was going then. He added, ‘even if it cost us a million dead’.”.. the ancient city of Aleppo, which after years of being viewed as the key to Syria’s fate last week slipped from the grasp of the opposition and into the hands of the Syrian regime’s...
  • Nice truck attacker was from Tunisian town of Msaken - Tunisian security sources [MUZZIE BASTARD]

    07/15/2016 7:38:29 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-15-2016 | Unknown to me
    TUNIS, July 15 (Reuters) - An attacker who drove a heavy truck into crowds in the French city of Nice killing at least 84 people came from the Tunisian town of Msaken which he last visited four years ago, Tunisian security sources said on Friday. The man, identified by French police sources as 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was not known by the Tunisian authorities to hold radical or Islamist views, the sources said. Bouhlel was married with three children, they said. The sources did not say when he had last been resident in Tunisia. Msaken is about 10 km (six...
  • Christian murdered in latest Bangladesh attack

    07/03/2016 3:18:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 June 2016 | AFP
    A Christian was knifed to death after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Police said unidentified attackers murdered the 65-year-old in the village of Bonpara, home to one of the oldest Christian communities in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. “Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village,” said Shafiqul Islam, deputy police chief of Natore district. Isis claimed responsibility for the murder through its Amaq news agency, according to the Site monitoring group, saying it was “part of a series of operations” in Bangladesh....An investigating...
  • Al Qaeda to jihadis: ‘Target white Americans, avoid minorities, US mislabels attacks as ‘hate crime’

    06/24/2016 2:12:34 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 25 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/24/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has published a guide urging jihadis to carry out more ‘lone wolf’ operations in the U.S. following the deadly terror attack in Orlando earlier this month and to set their sights on the targeting of white Americans. The publication, “Inspire guide: Orlando operation,” which seeks to capitalize on the terror attack carried out by gunman Omar Mateen who pledged allegiance to ISIS, plainly encourages extremists to attack Americans. While Mateen chose to target what the guide refers to as a “homosexual nightclub,” noting that killing gay people is “the most binding duty and...
  • (Islamic terrorist) Gunman opens fire at Orlando gay nightclub

    06/12/2016 2:15:06 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 491 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 June 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Gunshots rang out at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, striking at least 20 people early Sunday, according to a WESH-TV report. A witness saw what appeared to be one assailant opening fire with a semi-automatic firearm inside the nightclub and another outside the south Orlando venue from a vehicle. “We were just leaving the club and we started hearing the shots,” clubber Anthony Torres told the Daily News. “Everyone was running and screaming.”
  • Hillary Responds to Orlando Attack: "We Can't Fall Into The Trap That Is Set Up By The Gun Lobby"

    06/13/2016 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 208 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Hillary Clinton responds to Orlando terror attack: "We can't fall into the trap that is set up by the gun lobby"
  • Dearborn Jihad: Muslim Plots Church Shooting, Beheading, etc. NOT CHARGED WITH TERRORISM

    03/09/2016 2:42:28 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/8/2016 | Pamela Geller
    (Khalil Abu-Rayyan making the ISIS gesture wearing the keffiyeh, iconic of jihad.) Not only did this Dearborn Muslim plot to shoot up a Detroit church, but he kept a sword in his car and said that it was his “dream to behead someone.” Khalil Abu-Rayyan said he wanted to “burn people alive, tie them up, cut their tongues.” As for the church shooting, Abu-Rayyan said, “Honestly, I regret not doing it. If I can’t go do jihad at the Middle East I would do a jihad over here.” But Abu-Rayyan will not be prosecuted for terrorism; not in Dearborn,...
  • Machete-Wielding Muslim Man Attacks Israeli-Christian’s Ohio Restaurant, Several Wounded

    02/12/2016 3:46:12 PM PST · by kindred · 49 replies ^ | 2/12/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. One of the victims is in critical condition, according to reports. The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watchlist. “Law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop,” the report reads. The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • TRUMP WAS RIGHT: Former FBI Agent Drops Bombshell About the “Vast Majority” of Mosques

    12/05/2015 4:54:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 67 replies
    Speaking with Breitbart radio host Stephen K. Bannon earlier this week, former FBI counter-terrorism Special Agent John Guandolo claimed that the "vast majority" of mosques and other Islamic organizations in the United States host provable links to a broader "jihadi network" that seeks to implement Shariah law throughout America. He added that at least 75 percent of the 2,200 Islamic entities in America are "owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which is a bank for the Muslim Brotherhood here." The purpose of these organizations, Guandolo argued, "is to wage civilization jihad until the entire world, and especially the United...
  • McCain: Trump’s rhetoric is turning Muslims all over the world against us [Way of Cain]

    12/05/2015 10:50:10 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 100 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/30/2015 | AllahPundit
    ...And you know how pro-American Middle Eastern Muslims usually are. I understand he has a beef with Trump but is there any actual evidence of this happening? Which Middle Eastern countries are seeing protests over what one guy in one party’s primary in the United States may or may not have said about a registry of Muslims? More specifically, which Muslims who weren’t already inclined to dislike America for other reasons have suddenly tilted towards disapproval now that Trump can’t stop talking about celebrations in New Jersey on 9/11? The bitter irony of this clip, of which every dove reading...
  • Austrian jihadi bride beaten to death after trying to escape ISIS: friend

    11/24/2015 7:10:37 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2015 | 3:46pm | Chris Perez
    One of the two teens who fled Austria last year to become a “poster girl” for ISIS has been beaten to death after trying to escape the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. A Tunisian woman who had been living with Samra Kesinovic, 18, says the young girl was killed by Islamic State extremists after she tried to flee recently, according to The Local Austria.
  • Palestinians: Our Kids Have Right to Stone Jews

    11/20/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 17, 2015
    Earlier this month, Israel’s Knesset enacted a minimum prison term for minors who throw stones and firebombs at vehicles. An outraged Palestinian Authority called the measure “punitive and racist.” Stoning attacks in Israel go largely unreported, but on average there are several such incidents every day. The perpetrators are usually Palestinian Arab youth, and their victims are almost always Israeli Jewish motorists. A number of these attacks have resulted in severe injuries and deaths, including Jewish children. There are certain areas of Jerusalem that the police, ambulances and other public services simply won’t enter for fear of being stoned. But...
  • S. Korea: (3rd LD) Police arrest Indonesian suspected of following terrorist group

    11/18/2015 4:55:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/11/18
    (3rd LD) Police arrest Indonesian suspected of following terrorist group 2015/11/18 18:11 (ATTN: ADDS details on Syrian refugees; Minor edits) SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Yonhap) -- Police said Wednesday they are questioning an illegal immigrant with Indonesian nationality who is suspected of following a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida. The National Police Agency (NPA) said they arrested the 32-year-old at his house in South Chungcheong Province on charges of violating the Immigration Control Law and forging documents. However, the man is also suspected of supporting the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, for months, according to police. Police said the...
  • Apparent mortar shell strikes jihadi on camera

    11/11/2015 10:09:28 AM PST · by Utilizer · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07 November 2015 | Unknown
    Muzzie/islamist/jihadi blown up on camera from some manner of explosive round. You can hear it arriving just before it hits.
  • Family: Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen, transferring to another school

    09/18/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    ~SNIP~ In middle school, Ahmed said, he had been called "bombmaker" and a "terrorist." "Just because of my race and my religion," he said, adding that when he walked into the room where he was questioned, an officer reclined in a chair and remarked, "That's who I thought it was." "I took it to mean he was pointing at me for what I am, my race," the freshman explained. Ahmed is not going back to MacArthur -- he's transferring to another school, his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said. The family has not yet picked a new school for Ahmed, he...
  • Father of Muslim teen arrested for clock previously battled Fla. Koran burner, has run for

    09/17/2015 9:13:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/17/15 | Nina Golgowski
    The apple doesn´t fall far from the tree. The father of the Muslim teenager, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country. Mohamed ElHassan, who stood beside his son Ahmed Mohamed Wednesday and expressed how "proud" he is of him, grew up in an African village before moving to the U.S. to achieve the American dream, the North Dallas Gazette reported. "Once I realized my dream was bigger than what Sudan had to offer I immigrated...
  • Muslim group doesn't fault school or police for boy's arrest (How Nice!)

    09/18/2015 4:34:09 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 9/17/2015 | JAMIE STENGLE and DAVID WARREN
    <p>IRVING, Texas — One of the largest Muslim groups in Texas said Thursday that it does not fault police and school officials who handcuffed and suspended a 14-year-old Muslim boy after he brought a homemade clock to class that they mistook for a possible bomb.</p>
  • British Jihadist Gripes About Arab Manners and ‘Appalling’ Kitchen Cleanliness in Islamic State

    09/17/2015 12:59:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    A British jihadi posted a gripe-fest about the Islamic State on his Tumblr account, ripping on Arab manners including other jihadists walking off with his shoes.Omar Hussain, a 27-year-old former grocery employee from southern England, goes by Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani since running off to join ISIS. He frequently writes PR, including an appeal for doctors to come to the Islamic State, and other missives.His post on the “Culture Clash” is, like other writings, pulled from his “Message of a Mujahid” video series. His first complaint is that Arab get up in others’ private space too much.“They see no issue in...
  • Islamic State jihadis caught crossing into Europe posing as refugees

    09/09/2015 2:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ralph Sidway
    Five men arrested attempting to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with decapitation videos and Islamic State propaganda on their phones. The terrorist suspects had been posing as refugees.UKIP leader Nigel Farage warned: “I fear we face a direct threat to our civilisation if we allow large numbers of people from that war torn region into Europe.”The Obama-caused Muslim migrant apocalypse continues its assault on Europe.“Islamic State terrorists caught crossing into Europe posing as refugees,” by Liam Deacon, Breitbart News, September 1, 2015: Five men have been arrested as they attempted to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with decapitation videos and Islamic State...
  • British jihadi's VJ plot to bomb the Queen in Central London

    08/08/2015 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 66 replies
    The Mail On Sunday ^ | 8.8.15 | Ian and Mark NicolGallaher
    British Jihadis plan to blow up the Queen next weekend at an event to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that police and MI5 are involved in a frantic race against time to thwart the assassination plot being orchestrated from Syria by Islamic State commanders. The extremists aim to strike on Saturday by exploding a deadly pressure cooker bomb during events in Central London to mark the 70th. anniversary of VJ Day - Victory in Japan.
  • NOSC Commander and Marine used sidearms to engage Chattanooga Jihadi

    07/25/2015 5:48:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Navy Times reports that the installation commander and a Marine engaged the Chattanooga Jihadi with sidearms during the attack.  From the A report distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting's aftermath said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center's commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed a Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman. From the comments, Mark Keith states that : gunnery sergeant sullivan eel...
  • Chattanooga Attack Shows Tennessee Needs more Armed Defenders

    07/22/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    During the attack on the recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the attacker chose "gun free" or "disarmed victim zones" for his targets.  He did not enter the firs zone, he fired from outside of it.  He did not hit any innocents at this target, then went to a secondary target, also a disarmed victim zone, at the Navy Operations Support Center, a few miles away.  There he killed four marines, wounded another and a police officer before he was stopped. He fired at the first target for at least 20 - 30 seconds, perhaps as much as a minute,...
  • Gun Control: The Killer’s Best Friend

    07/17/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    Abdulazeez shot his victims in a ‘gun-free zone,’ which is a useful illustration of the absurdity of gun-control laws: we constrain conscientious Americans but offer free rein to killers. [..] Surely, we are in for a new round of emotional pleas for more gun-control laws. And, helpfully, in this week’s Newsweek cover story by Kurt Eichenwald we already have a compendium of muddled and misleading anti-Second Amendment talking points that dominate the Left these days. The confusion begins with headline, which is based on an absurd premise, and bleeds into the lead: Let’s start with an undeniable truth: In the...
  • Trump: "Disgraceful" That Marines In TN Couldn't Carry Guns And Were Just Sitting "Targets"

    07/16/2015 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that it’s “absolutely ridiculous” that the Marines attacked in Tennessee were not allowed to carry guns and thus were “just sitting there as targets” on Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee Shots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was over Multiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • VIDEO: Super Politically Incorrect Sketch. "Ding Dong! Jihadi Witnesses!

    06/10/2015 4:00:50 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 26 replies ^ | 06/10/2015 | Steven Crowder
    The newest video sketch. Libs are already pissed in the comments section. Jehovah’s witnesses come to my house nearly every saturday. At best, they stay too long trying to convince me of their craziness. At worst, they get offended when I tell them that they’re wrong. Still, let’s put it in context. They’re mildly annoying, but they aren’t trying to kill me. Which is more than I can say for Jihadis. Just what would it be like if Jihadi Witnesses took the same tact? Watch below.
  • Islamic State Group Obliterates 10th Century Monastery

    03/11/2015 3:24:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 11, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Mustafa Khayat The Islamic State group's attempt to erase any culture but its own continues apace. It now has blown up a 10th century Chaldean monastery north of Mosul and bulldozed a nearby graveyard, according to several reports. The Mar Gorgis or St. George monastery has been "wiped out" by ISIS militants, Nineveh Yakou , Assyrian Archaeologist and Director of Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Affairs at A Demand for Action, told IBTimes UK. The building, located on the Ba'werah neighbourhood on a hill north of Mosul on the other side of the Tigris river, was founded by the Assyrian Church of the...
  • Baghdad’s Treasures Rescued

    09/04/2003 12:11:51 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies · 291+ views
    Arab News ^ | September 4, 2003 | Al-Majalla
    BAGHDAD — The fall of Baghdad brought large-scale looting of the treasures of ancient Iraq. In the ancient city of Nimrud, 250 kilometers south of Baghdad, now tells Al-Majalla security staff had to be especially vigilant around the ancient tunnels, Ibrahim Atta, in charge of security there, told Al Majalla, a sister publication of Arab News. Thieves were using the tunnels to gain entrance to the city and its museum. They usually came at night and never hesitated to shoot at anyone who got in their way. Ibrahim says his team successfully repulsed all such attempts. Foreign observers say that...
  • Mother of Media Myths (Undoubtedly written by Paul Greenberg so you know it's great!)

    06/13/2003 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Durmundstrang · 18 replies · 516+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | June 11, 2003 | Editorial
    What’s THE biggest media myth to come out of the Iraq? War and its messy aftermath? Forget Maureen Dowd’s attempt to trash George W. Bush by altering the president’s words. That kind of "journalism" has become just standard operating procedure at the New York Times. (" All the News Fit to Distort") No, for sheer, long-lasting stamina, we nominate the urban legend about the pillaging of Baghdad’s archaeological museum. Remember how it was supposed to have been emptied by looters? It was THE RAPE OF CIVILIZATION! The anguished comments from distinguished archaeologists sounded more like tabloid headlines. The Death of...
  • Kuwait: Muslim Preacher Echoes Isis Call to Destroy Egypt's Pyramids, Sphinx

    03/10/2015 11:30:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    A Kuwaiti Islamic preacher has raised many eyebrows by echoing the calls made by extremist group Isis to destroy the ancient Egyptian Sphinx and pyramids — one of the seven wonders of the world that has captured the imaginations of people for centuries. The preacher recognised by an Egyptian newspaper as Ibrahim Al Kandari reportedly said that just because early Muslims did not dare destroy them, it did not mean all present-day Muslims must follow them. "The fact that early Muslims who were among Prophet Mohammed's followers did not destroy the pharaoh's monuments upon entering the Egyptian soil, does not mean...
  • Kuwaiti preacher calls for destruction of 'pagan' pyramids and Sphinx

    03/11/2015 10:08:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Cairo Post ^ | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Rany Mostafa
    An Islamist preacher from Kuwait called for the demolition of the Giza pyramids and Sphinx "to put an end to idolatry and the worship of such pagan constructions." "The fact that early Muslims did not destroy the pharaohs' legacy upon the Arab conquest of Egypt does not mean that we shouldn't do it now," preacher Ibrahim al-Kandari was quoted by the Kuwaiti Al-Watan daily newspaper Tuesday. The call echoes that of leader of Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who described the destruction of the historic monuments and archaeological sites as a "religious duty," Al-Ahram reported. The alleged call...
  • As Islamic Militants Destroy Iraq Heritage, a Stunning Find in Kurdistan

    08/10/2014 5:13:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Rudaw ^ | July 22, 2014 | Alexandra Di Stefano Pironti
    While the history of civilization is being demolished by war and religious zealots in the rest of Iraq, in the Kurdistan Region archeologists are marveling at a stunning discovery: the remains of a long-lost temple from the biblical kingdom of Urartu, dating back to the 9th century BC. Kurdish archaeologist Dlshad Marf Zamua, who has studied the columns and other artifacts at the find, told Rudaw these were unearthed piecemeal over the past four decades by villagers going about their lives, digging for cultivation or construction. But only recently, after the discovery of life-size human statues and the unearthed columns,...
  • Nimrud: Outcry as ISIS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site

    03/06/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/6/15 | BBC
    Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq. IS began demolishing the site, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, on Thursday, according to Iraqi officials. The head of the UN's cultural agency condemned the "systematic" destruction in Iraq as a "war crime". IS, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, says shrines and statues are "false idols" that have to be smashed. "They are erasing our history," said Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani.
  • ISIS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:25:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 3-5-2015 | Al-Arabiya
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. ISIS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page. An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site. "Until now, we do not know to...
  • IS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:21:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The Islamic State jihadist group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said. IS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the ministry said on an official Facebook page, the group's latest attack on the country's historical heritage.
  • The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya

    03/07/2015 10:45:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Armed with sledgehammers, chisels and a video camera, ISIS militants took their propaganda campaign to Mosul museum last month, destroying statues and artifacts, dating back to the ancient Assyrian and Akkadian empires, and posting the results online and in slow motion. The terror group’s impetuous destruction of statues and artefacts in Iraq’s second city, which it has controlled since its march across the Sunni-majority northern regions of Iraq last summer, has caused dismay within the archaeological community.
  • What's Been Lost to the Islamists' Sledgehammers (historians shocked)

    03/01/2015 12:28:43 PM PST · by NYer · 61 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Screen Capture A video showing Islamic State militants with sledgehammers and power drills on a rampage inside the Mosul Museum shows the destruction of both reproductions and priceless originals from at least two important eras in the region’s history, said a British expert on Iraqi culture. Paul Collins, of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, in an email to Aleteia, said it was “distressing” to watch scenes of the destruction of colossal winged bulls of the seventh century BC. “These are certainly the real things and it looks from the video that the sculptures are those situated outside...
  • IS destroying another ancient archaeological site in Iraq

    03/07/2015 10:29:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2015 | Sameer N. Yacoub
    Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry. An official with the ministry of tourism and antiquities' archaeological division in Mosul told The Associated Press that multiple residents living near Hatra heard two large explosions this morning, then reported seeing bulldozers begin demolishing the site. He spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.
  • Watch: ISIS fighters destroy ancient sculptures in sledgehammer rampage

    02/26/2015 5:49:21 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/26/2015 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of statues and sculptures dating back thousands of years, according to a video published online in the name of the radical Islamist group. The video showed the statues, some identified as antiquities from Iraq's 7th century BC Assyrian era, being toppled, smashed and broken up by sledgehammer. A man shown in the video said they were being destroyed because they promoted idolatry. "The Prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same when they conquered countries after him," the unidentified man...
  • ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

    02/24/2015 9:14:14 AM PST · by NRx · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Riyadh Mohammed
    While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned.
  • ISIS Set to Destroy [ALL] Biblical History in Iraq

    07/07/2014 9:39:24 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6 hours ago
    Last week, al-Baghdadi’s men returned to the Mosul Museum. They broke the lock to the storage rooms, and they have occupied the building ever since. “They say they are awaiting instructions from their guide [al-Baghdadi] to destroy these statues,” says Rashid, the National Museum director who is in touch with the local staff. Typically, al-Baghdadi is looking for the moment when he can get the most global attention “We as Iraqis are incapable of controlling the situation by ourselves,” Abbas Qureishi, director of the “recovery” program for the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, told me. It’s not just a...
  • Jihadi John apologist: sparks new outrage after refusing to condemn stoning of women

    03/07/2015 6:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2015 | Tom McTague
    The leader of the Muslim group who defended ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi has sparked further outrage after he refused to condemn the stoning women. Asim Qureshi, the director of Cage, was last night quizzed about extremist positions advocated by Muslim scholars - including female genital mutilation, domestic violence and stoning as a punishment for adultery. But Mr Qureshi, appearing on the BBC's This Week programme, failed to speak out against the practices - while also defending the right of Muslims to wage jihad. It comes after he defended the London-raised fanatic Emwazi - unmasked as the infamous fanatic 'Jihadi John'...
  • Ex-SNL Star Victoria Jackson: Our President Is 'Islamic Jihadist!'

    02/20/2015 1:57:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies ^ | 20 Feb 2015 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is a Muslim and Islamic jihadist who "hates America" and has no ties to Christian ideals, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson tells "The Steve Malzberg Show." "Of course, he hates America, he's not even American. His formative years were in Indonesia and he was a Muslim. It says it on his school records," Jackson said Friday on the Newsmax TV program.