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  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    10/01/2014 8:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2014 2:40 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. […] The draft calls for intensified efforts, including through negotiations, to reach a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “a just resolution” of the status of Jerusalem as the capital of two states and of the Palestinian refugee problem. Its key provision calls for “the full withdrawal of Israel, the occupying power, from all of the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East...
  • More than Two Thousands Yazidi and Christian Women Held by IS: KRG

    10/01/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Bas News ^ | 10/1/2014 | Hoshmand Sadiq
    Kurdistan region’s Human Rights Independent Committee has revealed currently more than two thousand Yazidi and Christian women are in held by of the Islamic State (IS) militants and they are sold in Mosul. “According to the statistics that we have obtained from those women that have been freed by the IS insurgents, currently more than 2000 Yazidi and Christian women have been held by the IS militants,” said Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Human Rights Committee Director Tavga Omar. Omar further stated that IS militants trade these women and treat them as the spoil of war to their militants. “IS militants...
  • Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

    10/01/2014 7:29:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/2014 | Maggie Fick
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter. “We are in your warehouse. Why are you not here working and taking care of your business?” the man asked in formal Arabic....
  • Pro-ISIS sympathies simmer in Jordanian city (Ma'an)

    10/01/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/2014 | Samira Said, Jomana Karadsheh and Laura Smith-Spark
    The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma'an belie the pro-jihadi sentiments simmering just under the surface. Black graffiti showing the ISIS flag defaces walls and shopfronts on the main road, the backstreets where children walk to school, and roundabouts where cars packed with families speed past. One hundred and fifty miles south of the capital, Amman, Ma'an has always been known as a rebellious city in Jordan. For decades it has been at the center of repeated episodes of violent riots and confrontations with the security forces.
  • Former Imam Of Oklahoma Beheader’s Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading

    10/01/2014 6:42:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The vaunted “moderate” Webb, a darling of the Boston media, has dismissed secularism as a “radical lunatic ideology,” which means the dismissal of the idea that the government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed, and the embracing of the idea that the law of Allah constitutes the only legitimate constitution and government. He has also appeared at events hosted by Hamas-linked CAIR, a group that Webb openly lauds.“Former Imam Of Oklahoma Beheader’s Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading,” by Patrick Howley, Daily Caller, September 29, 2014: The former imam of the Oklahoma City mosque attended...
  • Islamic State advances near Kobane

    10/01/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 10/1/2014 | Caleb Weiss
    The Islamic State continues its advance towards the Kurdish of city Kobane in northern Syria. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the Islamic State has gained control of "325 villages and towns" in the vicinity of Ayn al Arab (the Arabic name for Kobane). As the group moves closer to Kobane, more Kurdish citizens are fleeing for the Turkish border. Around 150,000 Kurdish refugees are reported to have fled to Turkey since this assault began two weeks ago. Refugees spoken to by NBC talk of food being scarce, electricity being cut, and little outside support for Syrian...
  • ISIS Renting Villas in Istanbul

    10/01/2014 6:32:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Aydinlink ^ | 9/28/2014
    Security officials have claimed that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants rent luxurious villas in major cities of Turkey. A number of anonymous security officials have told Aydınlık Newspaper that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is able to operate easily in major Turkish cities due to the ruling AKP government’s tolerance towards the organization. “ISIS militants are so relaxed that they do not even cut their beards, change their clothes to hide their identities [in cities]. Of course, there are some who do. But organisers do not think that they need to hide themselves....
  • New NATO chief vows to defend Turkey

    10/01/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Euronews ^ | 10/1/2014
    NATO will defend Turkey if the country is ever attacked, the alliance’s new chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, amid increased instability on its borders. The former Norwegian PM will visit Turkey next week as Ankara mulls using force to repel ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. Turkish lawmakers are expected to debate authorising military action on Thursday. “Our responsibility, the basic responsibility, is to stand up and be very clear that we are going to protect Turkey. That collective defence, Article 5, is something which is also going to be applied if Turkey is in any way attacked,” said...
  • Al Qaeda Calls For Truce With Islamic State So Jihadists Can Unite Against America

    10/01/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/1/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    At the Long War Journal, Tom Joscelyn and Oren Adaki report that a high-ranking member of al Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula franchise has called on rival jihadist factions in Iraq and Syria to unite for the greater good of confronting the United States and the West. The AQAP leader, Sheikh Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, also calls for Sunni jihadist unity against the Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies – meaning Syria and Hezbollah, among others. Tom and Oren relate that, in a just-released video, al Ansi states: What the Islamic ummah [worldwide community of Muslims] is witnessing today...
  • Police Locate Subject Of Unauthorized Entry At Moore HS

    10/01/2014 4:54:44 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 30 replies
    News 9 Oklahoma City ^ | oct 1, 2014 | news9
    MOORE, Oklahoma - Police have made contact with a man who was the subject of an unauthorized entry at Moore High School last week. Police say the man, who has not yet been identified, is cooperating and there is no threat toward the high school. They first announced they were searching for the man on Wednesday. The incident was not reported to police until Sept. 26. Police held a press conference Wednesday afternoon regarding the incident. Police described the person as an Arab male in his 40s with a thick Arabic accent. They say while he was on campus the...
  • Ninth Hagia Sophia Church converted into a mosque in Turkey

    10/01/2014 1:56:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The crowning of this Islamization endeavor will be the conversion of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, made a museum in the early years of Kemalist secularism, into a mosque. Rapid Re-Islamization of Turkey Update: “Ninth Hagia Sophia Church converted into a mosque in Turkey,” Pravoslavie, September 25, 2014 (thanks to Filip): The Hagia Sophia Church in Eregli (the Greek form is Heraclea) has become the ninth Hagia Sophia Church converted into a mosque by Turks over recent years.The Orthodox Church was given a new name by the Turkish authorities – the Orhan Mosque, in honor of the Turkish Sultan Orhan...
  • Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 15

    10/01/2014 1:44:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 10/1/2014 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    A car bomb near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad killed 15 people and wounded another 40 on Wednesday, Iraqi security and medical officials said. Several cars were damaged in the attack. Hours earlier, a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint on a highway just south of Baghdad, killing four civilians and three policemen, a police officer and a medical official said. They said 24 people were wounded in the explosion. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with reporters. The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119...
  • Isis Threat to Crucify Lebanon's Christians as Islamic State Prepare to Cross Syria Border

    10/01/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2014 | Jack Moore
    Christians in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an Isis (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria. Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal. As IS seek to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage. "We are...
  • Firefighter's Facebook post about Islam sparks HFD investigation

    10/01/2014 1:40:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    KTRK ^ | 9/29/2014 | Sonia Azad
    An HFD employee is under investigation and on administrative duty because of something he posted on his personal Facebook page. The post is set to a backdrop of an American flag and reads, "Proud Infidel. F*** Islam and F*** Muslims." It was posted to his timeline earlier this month, and at one point, it was even his profile picture. When we brought it to the attention of the Houston Fire Department, Chief Terry Garrison responded with a statement, "As soon as I was made aware of the situation, I adopted a complaint on the matter, launching an internal investigation." "Your...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Says, ‘This Is Spiritual Warfare’ That ‘IS About Islam’

    10/01/2014 10:23:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 10-1-2014 | Ben Barrack
    While speaking at the Value Voters Summit this past weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) declared that the “spiritual warfare” the west is engaged in “IS about Islam”. Once again, Bachmann demonstrates that she is far ahead of the political curve on an issue that will dominate the world just as Nazism did in the early 1940s. Any warts notwithstanding, the west is in need of a leader on par with Winston Churchill during World War II. In order for that to happen, however, it may require that said individual be banished to the political wilderness like Churchill was in the...
  • East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead

    10/01/2014 10:12:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2014 12:08 PM EDT
    The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem. In a statement Wednesday, the municipality said Deputy Mayor Kobi Kahlon has signed an order approving the construction of some 2,500 homes in Givat Hamatos. …
  • Anjem Choudary, in His Own Words

    10/01/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 30, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    "In the Quran it is not allowed for you to feel sorry for non-Muslims. I don't feel sorry for him." — Anjem Choudary. "Eventually the whole world will be governed by Shari'ah & Muslims will have authority over China Russia USA etc This is the promise of Allah." — Anjem Choudary. "Under the Koran the sale of alcohol is prohibited and if one were to also drink alcohol, that would be 40 lashes." — Anjem Choudary. "We [Muslims] take the Jizya, which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the kuffar [non-Muslim]. They give us the...
  • The Throat-Clearing President vs. the Throat-Cutting Terrorists

    10/01/2014 3:57:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/1/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the course of that speech, he discussed a wide variety of threats to Western civilization, ranging from Ebola to global warming, from chaos in Syria to China’s incursions in the South China Sea. The speech seemed unfocused, meandering. But it held together thanks to one common thread: Barack Obama believes that words solve everything. Particularly his own.Obama’s narcissism isn’t mere arrogance. It’s messianism. It’s pure faith that his verbiage can alter the course of history. “We are here,”...
  • Taliban unleash twin suicide attacks in Kabul

    10/01/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/1/2014
    Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday with initial reports of six people killed in the twin attack, police said, one day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for U.S. troops to stay in the country. The Taliban, who strongly opposed the U.S. agreement, claimed responsibility for the two early-morning attacks on vehicles carrying military employees to work in the capital. “There have been two suicide attacks targeting buses carrying Afghan national army personnel,” Farid Afzali, chief of the city’s police investigation department, told AFP. “Initial reports say six military people and civilians were...
  • ISIS behead captured Kurds in Syria

    10/01/2014 3:48:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 10/1/2014
    Activists say ISIS militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the northern Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab. There have been fierce clashes around Kobani since mid-September, when ISIS launched an assault to seize the area. The Observatory also says that dozens of militants and Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes overnight.
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • Extremist Group Khorasan Joins IS Insurgents

    09/30/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    BasNews ^ | 9/30/2014
    The Khorasan group, a small band of former members of Al-Qaeda, has pledged support for the so-called Islamic State caliph, Abubakr al-Baghdadi. According to an audio recording released by Abu Dujana al-Afghani, Khorasan has aligned itself with the Islamic State. Khorasan was part of al Qaeda until its leader was killed by a US drone strike in Syria. Khorasan spokesman, Abu Dujana al-Afghani, says in the recording, “Khourasan leader Abu Yazid Qahir Khorasani and his companions have pledged allegiance to al-Baghdadi and they appeal to their supporters to join them with the Islamic State currently confronting the Western alliance.” This...
  • Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to ‘Dominate World;’ State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't

    09/30/2014 4:30:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration does not share Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s view that the forces of militant Islam, whether Sunni or Shi’ite, have in common an ultimate goal “to dominate the world,” a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal. Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu’s argument that those various groups “are all part...
  • Iraq Pilots Mistakenly Gave Food, Ammunition to ISIS Militants

    09/30/2014 9:33:41 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 24 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 09/30/14 | staff
    An investigation was underway Tuesday after Iraqi military pilots mistakenly gave food, water and ammunition to enemy ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official and a brigadier told NBC News. The supplies were supposed to help besieged Iraqi army officers and soldiers who had been fighting Islamist extremists for one week in Saglawyah and the village of Al-Sijar in the country’s western province of Anbar.
  • NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown

    09/30/2014 7:22:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    NBCSports ^ | 09/30/2014 | Josh Alper
    Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah followed in the footsteps of many other players on Monday night when he celebrated his interception return for a touchdown by going to his knees in prayer. Unlike those other players, Abdullah was penalized for going to the ground under the league’s rules for unsportsmanlike conduct. The only difference between Abdullah and the other players was that Abdullah is Muslim and his prayer therefore looked a bit different than what we’ve seen from others, although that didn’t make it any odder since the NFL doesn’t have rules governing which deity their players are permitted to offer...
  • Police suspect neo-Nazis of Reichstag attack

    09/30/2014 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 Sep 2014 11:07 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Investigators believe a Molotov cocktail thrown at the Reichstag building in Berlin early on Monday morning was the work of a far-right group, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday. […] A flyer from a neo-Nazi group was found at the Paul-Löbe-Allee entrance to the parliament building where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at around 2am. …
  • Even in Israel, the media won’t call jihad jihad

    09/30/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9-30-2014 | Robert Spencer
    Nathaniel Roi Arami fell to his death at a construction site in Israel. An “Arab co-worker” was questioned and released, but now the “incident is now being investigated as a possible nationalistically-related murder.” There is nothing unique about this story. It is one of many just like it that have come before, and many more like it will surely follow. But it epitomizes the willful ignorance that blankets not only Israel, but the U.S. and the West in general, on this issue. If Nathaniel Roi Arami was murdered, it wasn’t because his killer was an “Arab” who was acting for...
  • Obama Betrays the Kurds

    09/30/2014 4:29:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2014 | Robert Zubrin
    In his speech to the United Nations last week, President Obama pledged to the world that the United States would use its might to stop the horrific depredations of the terrorist movement variously known as the Islamic State, ISIS, or, as he calls it, ISIL. “This group has terrorized all who they come across in Iraq and Syria,” the president proclaimed. “Mothers, sisters, daughters have been subjected to rape as a weapon of war. Innocent children have been gunned down. Bodies have been dumped in mass graves. Religious minorities have been starved to death. In the most horrific crimes imaginable,...
  • Egyptian court jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    09/30/2014 4:25:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/2014
    An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. All were found guilty of killing 30 people and intending to kill others in Cairo on October 6, 2013, when more than 50 people died in clashes across the country between Mursi opponents and supporters. Judge Mohamed Ali Al-Faqi gave 63 of the defendants 15 years in jail and five others 10 years.
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • President Obama Needs to Stop Blaming People for ISIS

    09/30/2014 4:09:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/30/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    On Sunday night, President Obama told 60 Minutes that "....U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists." On Monday afternoon, Pres. Obama's press secretary and Jonathan Karl of ABC went back and forth on the president's comments: JON KARL, ABC NEWS: Did the intelligence community underestimate ISIL or did the president underestimate ISIL? (snip) KARL: But, Josh, on that question you don't even need to go back to February, you can go back to November of last year, Brett McGurk, who...
  • Iraq was then, Syria is now

    09/30/2014 2:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 7 replies
    Nattional Review Online ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Iraq War lies now mostly in the realm of myth. We have forgotten exactly how we got both into and out of the war. The October 2002 joint congressional authorization to go to war was not just about fears of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Other worries prompted broad bipartisan support for the resolution. A majority of Democratic senators (as evidenced by their passionate speeches from the Senate floor) cited many of the resolution’s 23 writs. The latter were mostly concerned with things other than WMD: harboring terrorists, offering bounties for suicide bombers, giving refuge to at least one...
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 3:06:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/30/2014 | Lynne Al-Nahhas
    As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people, forced non-Muslims to...
  • Will the West Defend Itself?

    09/30/2014 2:48:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Creators ^ | 9/29/2014 | Walter Williams
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.” The Quran contains many other verses that call for Muslim violence against nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.Contrast the words of the Quran with the statements of limp-wristed Western leaders such as this by President Barack Obama: “We...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Wanted to Spread Message of Islam

    09/30/2014 2:45:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/2014
    <p>Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.</p> <p>But postings on the Facebook page of the 30-year-old Nolen, suspected of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food distribution center, suggest that shortly after his release in March 2013, he became more interested in spreading the message of his newfound Islamic faith.</p>
  • Chiefs' Husain Abdullah penalized for post-touchdown prayer

    09/30/2014 12:05:57 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 79 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9-30-14 | Sid Saraf
    Did the referees cross the line? Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah came up with a big play during Monday night's win over the New England Patriots, as he intercepted a Tom Brady pass and took it to the house for a touchdown. However, once he reached the end zone, Abdullah dropped to his knees and did this ["pray"]: Abdullah is a practicing Muslim and it's common for people of that faith to pray from their knees. However, this drew a flag from the officials for excessive celebration. But should it have? FOX Sports NFL rules expert Mike Pereira pointed...
  • Iran set to execute woman accused of killing attempted rapist

    09/29/2014 10:57:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2014 | Lisa Daftari
    An Iranian woman sentenced to death for killing a man who tried to rape her told her mother goodbye and prepared to die, even as the Islamic republic’s president was meeting with world leaders at the United Nations. Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, is set to be executed Tuesday, according to reports from Iran. On Monday, her mother, Shole Paravan, recounted on her Facebook page an emotional farewell call her daughter made when a sympathetic guard loaned her a cellphone before she was taken to Rajaiy Shahr Prison to be hanged. […] In April, a court postponed Jabbari’s execution in the face...
  • Israeli PM denounces UN agency as ‘terrorist rights council’ for Gaza investigation

    09/29/2014 9:46:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:05PM BST 29 Sep 2014 | Philip Sherwell
    Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, launched a scathing attack on a United Nations organization from the podium of the UN itself when he denounced its Human Rights Council as a “terrorist rights council”. […] In a controversial address to the General Assembly, he contended that the council’s treatment of Israel was “biased” and rooted in a global upsurge in anti-Semitism. Mr. Netanyahu argued that it was Hamas, the faction that controls the Gaza Strip, that should be investigated for war crimes as it used civilians as human shields and fired missiles at Israel from batteries planted by mosques and...
  • ISIS Opens a Consulate in Turkey

    09/29/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Aydinlink ^ | 9/23/2014
    It has been reported that the fundamentalist terror organization ISIS has very recently opened a consulate in Ankara, Turkey. The terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has reportedly opened an embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and started to issue visas to those who want to join the jihadist fight in Iraq. The Turkish ruling AKP government has apparently provided great conveniences to the terrorist organization during negotiations to secure the return of 49 Turkish diplomats who were kidnapped in the Turkish Consulate of Mosul by ISIS terrorists. The website, which appears to be belong...
  • Hamas-linked CAIR claims situation of Muslims in America similar to that of blacks in...[BARF ALERT]

    09/29/2014 3:06:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of deceit, disinformation, defamation and opposition to counter-terror programs by offering up a video full of more of the same. It doesn’t mention, of course, that this “civil rights group” was actually named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case not by Pamela Geller, but by the Justice Department. Hamas-linked CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as...
  • Iraqi Strikes Halt Jihadi Advance toward Capital: Reports

    09/29/2014 3:03:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 9/29/2014
    Iraq’s military has halted Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants 40 kilometers outside of Baghdad according to news agency reports, stalling a potentially devastating drive toward the Iraqi capital. Iraqi airstrikes on Sunday held the jihadist fighters at Ameriyat al-Fallujah, a strategic town west of Baghdad and south of ISIS-controlled Fallujah. But panic spread in the capital as rumors circulated of IS attacks in the city’s immediate suburbs. Amid confusion on the ground about the exact location of IS fighters, the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, an Anglican group, wrote on its Facebook account that the...
  • Peshmerga Kill Local Kurdish IS Leader

    09/29/2014 2:42:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 9/29/2014 | Tayar Adil
    A local militant, who had fought US forces in Iraq and became a local leader in the Islamic State’s (IS or ISIS) armies, was shot dead by Peshmerga forces, Kurdish security officials said. Yonus Assad, who was also known as Abu-Qazifa and was once arrested by Kurdish forces for his militant activities, was killed in an area close to the IS stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq last week, the officials said, speaking to Rudaw on condition of anonymity. They said they were given orders to capture the wanted man alive. But he was killed after Peshmerga forces surrounded him...
  • Nigeria: 'Boko Haram Is Not Islam' [barf alert]

    09/29/2014 2:39:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9/29/2014 | Immanuel Afolabi
    Islamic insurgent groups such as Boko Haram use the Qur'an to justify their actions. This has led many non-Muslims to see Muslims - especially those with full beards and dressed in hijab - as terrorists. But in fact, the vast majority of Muslims, including devout youth from across Nigeria, are united in condemning the nefarious acts of religious extremists.Concepts such as 'terrorism', 'insurgence' and 'extremism' are often associated with Islamic jihad. But it is erroneous to equate this term with violence, according to Toyeeb (20), a Muslim student in Oyo in south-west Nigeria."Non-Muslims who want to know about Islam should...
  • Members of Minnesota's Somali community condemn recruitment of youth by terrorist groups [taqiyya]

    09/29/2014 2:36:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Members of Minnesota's large Somali community gathered Sunday to condemn the recruitment of youth by terrorist groups and urge collaboration to find solutions to address the problem. About 100 people attended a town hall meeting to denounce groups such as the Islamic State and al-Shabab, which together have recruited more than two dozen fighters from Minnesota since 2007. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told the crowd he's working hard to bring more resources to the community to address the root causes of the problem. "I have two children and if somebody was recruiting my children to go overseas and die, I...
  • Israel says Palestinian leader doesn't want peace [Captain Obvious Alert!]

    09/29/2014 2:32:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/2014
    Israel's foreign minister says Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas clearly doesn't want to make peace with Israel, calling his speech to world leaders last week "a message of hatred and incitement." Avigdor Lieberman also questioned Abbas' "legitimacy" to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people, telling reporters Monday it's clear he doesn't control the Gaza Strip, where Hamas remains in charge of security.
  • [GB] Beheading videos are turning youngsters off jihad, police chief says

    09/29/2014 2:27:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/29/2014 | Martin Evans
    Videos showing Islamic extremists beheading western hostages are putting young Britons off pursuing jihad in the Middle East, one of the UK’s most senior police officers has suggested. Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said footage of the shocking murders had backfired as far as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was concerned, serving as a deterrent rather than a recruiting poster. Sir Peter, who is leads on counterterror for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said the “sheer brutality” of the ISIL footage was discouraging young British Muslims from getting involved....
  • Nick Salvadore, suspect for beheading of Palmira Silva, is would-be cage-fighter and Muslim convert

    09/29/2014 2:09:04 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 5, 2014 | Patrick Sawer, Gordon Rayner, Keith Perry, Tom Whitehead and Tom Brooks-Pollock
    The man accused of beheading a great-grandmother in her back garden is a would-be cage fighter who converted to Islam five years ago, it has emerged. Nicholas Salvadore, 25, was charged late on Friday with the murder of 82-year-old Palmira Silva, who was hacked to death in an apparently random attack on Thursday afternoon. Mr Salvadore was also charged with assaulting a police officer. Mrs Silva is understood to have been attacked by a suspect who had argued with his flatmates minutes earlier, prompting them to flee in terror in a car as he smashed one of its windows. The...
  • [Saudi Religious 'Healer'] Raqi rapes girl to 'exorcise' jinn from her womb

    09/29/2014 1:57:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | 9/29/2014
    A Saudi Raqi (religious healer) raped a girl who visited him for treatment of a psychological illness after misleading her into believing her womb was haunted by the jinn (spirits), a newspaper reported on Monday. The Raqi in the capital Riyadh told the girl he has the powers to exorcise jinns in one session if she accepts his recipe at his home. Once the girl, whose age was not specified, surrendered to the man, he raped her, causing her to lose virginity, 'Arar' Arabic language daily said. Police arrested the Raqi after the girl realised her mistake and reported him...
  • Iran executes man for heresy

    09/29/2014 1:50:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/29/2014 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    A 37-year-old man has been executed in Iran after being found guilty of heresy and insulting prophet Jonah, according to human rights activists. Mohsen Amir-Aslani was arrested nine years ago for his activities which the authorities deemed were heretical. He was engaged in psychotherapy but also led sessions reading and reciting the Qur’an and providing his own interpretations of the Islamic holy book, his family said. Amir-Aslani was hanged last week for making “innovations in the religion” and “spreading corruption on earth”, but human rights activists said he was a prisoner of conscience who was put to death because of...
  • Alton Nolen: A jihadist beheading in Oklahoma?

    09/29/2014 9:15:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/29/14 | Joanna Jolly
    An Oklahoma man accused of beheaded his co-worker with a knife on Thursday is to be charged with murder. But it's still unclear whether the alleged attack was carried out in a wild fury, as a response to being fired, or whether it was an act of jihad. On the highway outside the Vaughan Foods processing plant in the suburban town of Moore, on the edge of Oklahoma City, a small memorial of yellow flowers and American flags has appeared. It marks the violence that took place here last week, when police say Alton Nolen took his work knife and...