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  • Jihadi coup: How the Islamic state crippled al-Qaeda

    06/10/2015 11:01:21 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 June 2015 | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman and Mustafa Khalili
    ..the man US terrorism analysts call “the most influential living jihadi theorist” has turned his ire toward Isis – and emerged, in the last year, as one of the group’s most powerful critics. Soon after the Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of a caliphate last June, Maqdisi released a long tract castigating Isis as ignorant and misguided, accusing them of subverting the “Islamic project” that he has long nurtured. Maqdisi’s war of words with Isis is emblematic of the new fratricidal split within violent Islamic radicalism – but it is also a sign that al-Qaida, once the...
  • WHERE DO PEOPLE LIKE ME GO NOW?

    05/24/2015 1:32:23 PM PDT · by unlearner · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 5/24/2015 | Joseph Farah
    Those attempting to conquer Syria and turn it into a jihadist, Shariah-compliant hellhole are all Sunni. So, first I have to ask myself why 93 percent of the “refugees” Democratic politicians in America are recruiting to the U.S. are Sunnis. It would be like recruiting Nazi “refugees” from Germany during World War II instead of Jews. The numbers of these so-called “refugees” from Syria are disproportionately Sunnis, even when considering the heavy percentage of the Sunni population there. What’s behind this madness? If we want to be a land of compassion to real refugees, I’m all for it. But that’s...
  • America and Iran to join forces in counter-attack on Ramadi

    05/18/2015 9:47:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 May 2015 | Richard Spencer
    America and Iran on Monday took another step towards direct military co-operation in Iraq as pro-government forces prepared a counter-attack to retake the key western city of Ramadi. Iran’s defence minister, Hossein Dehghan, flew into Baghdad for talks with the government after the Iraqi army fled from a concerted attack by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Ramadi, the capital of the majority-Sunni Anbar province.
  • Vanity: Obama a Shiite in Sunni Clothing

    04/03/2015 9:13:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 57 replies
    4/3/15
    We talked before about whether Obama is a Sunni or Shiite Muslim. Recent revelations about Obama's father being a Shiite Muslim. Obama hired Valerie Jarrett.. an Iranian operative to run his Administration. Now he's essentially given the green light for Iran to make nuclear weapons. Obama used the Sunni group ISIS to knock out dictators. Once they are in power.. Shiite groups, which outnumber them, will wipe them out and fill the power vacuum. And today he says he would like to visit Iran before the end of his Presidency. The cat's out of the bag folks. The US has...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes on Houthi Rebels in Yemen

    03/26/2015 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/25/2015 | FELICIA SCHWARTZ in Washington and HAKIM ALMASMARI in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched airstrikes against rebel forces in Yemen’s capital and across the country in defense of what Riyadh called the nation’s legitimate government. The attacks began Thursday morning, hours after Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fled the southern port city of Aden by boat when Iranian-backed Houthi militants closed in. The decision by Saudi Arabia and the region’s Sunni monarchies to intervene on Mr. Hadi’s behalf raises the stakes in their rivalry with predominantly Shiite Iran, which has raged in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. The raids also risked further inflaming sectarian...
  • Saudi Arabia is bombing Iran-backed rebels in Yemen who just plundered US intelligence files

    03/26/2015 4:18:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-25-2015 | Armin Rosen and Pamela Engel
    Yemen's crisis is getting worse and then some. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have started bombing rebel positions inside Yemen. The Sunni Kingdom added that it would do "anything necessary" to deter the Iran-backed Shiite rebels who are taking over Yemen and trying to oust US-backed President Abd Rabbah Mansur Hadi. A Saudi source told Reuters that ground troops might be needed in Yemen to "restore order." Saudi Arabia is reportedly contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the campaign against the Houthis.
  • Saudi Arabia and Sunni Coalition launches WAR on Houthis in Yemen; Egypt declares OFFICIAL SUPPORT

    03/25/2015 6:00:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/25/2015 | The Right Scoop
    This is big news. Saudi Arabia and a Sunni coalition (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait) has now begun bombing Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen: AL ARABIYA – Warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of Yemen’s Houthi militia and destroyed most of their air defenses, Al Arabiya News Channel reported early on Thursday. Arab Gulf states had announced that they have decided to “repel Houthi aggression” in neighboring Yemen, following a request from the country’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. In their joint statement Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait said they “decided to repel Houthi militias, al-Qaeda...
  • Exclusive: Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border - U.S. officials

    03/25/2015 8:59:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick
    Saudi Arabia is moving heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, raising the risk that the Middle East’s top oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict. The buildup follows a southward advance by Iranian-backed Houthi Shi'ite militants who took control of the capital Sanaa in September and seized the central city of Taiz at the weekend as they move closer to the new southern base of U.S.-supported President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • Suicide bombers kill 14 people outside Pakistani churches

    03/15/2015 5:31:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2015
    LAHORE, Pakistan –  Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing 14 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath, angry mobs lashed out at people they suspected of involvement in the attacks -- including one person who was burned to death --  and Christian crowds set fire to cars in a show of defiance in the country's second largest city and the prime minister's seat of power.Life in Pakistan is increasingly fraught with...
  • ISIS (Sunni) vs Iraq(Iran)Shiite in Tikrit

    03/15/2015 3:07:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    All this, ISIS (Sunni) vs Iraq (Iran-Shiite) mortal enemies from Islam's earliest days have fought this same battle for centuries. The enmity for each other is so intense, they consider each other more abominable than Jews. As an illustration, Iran announced that the first order of business once their nuclear aspirations have been realized was to nuke Saudi Arabia's oil fields, their number one Sunni arch enemy. Notice, Israel is not their first target. The 'Law of Unintended Consequences' is an unforgiving maiden .George Bush was warned of the genocidal miasma to come if he dared remove Saddam from power....
  • Iraqi Sunnis join feared Shiite militia to battle ISIS [The enemy of my enemy is...]

    03/14/2015 10:34:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2015 | By W.G. Dunlop
    Wearing a camouflage uniform with militia patches and a green headband, Nawar Mohammed is the image of an Iraqi Shiite fighter except for one detail: he is Sunni. Mohammed is one of some 250 Sunni residents of Al-Alam who joined Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an Iranian-backed Shiite militia with a fearsome reputation for kidnappings and killings targeting their community, to battle the Islamic State group after it seized their town. It would once have been all but unthinkable for a member of Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to join a Shiite militia, but opposition to ISIS, which overran large areas north and...
  • Shiite victory in Tikrit over ISIS would cement Iran’s influence in Iraq

    03/13/2015 10:20:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The State ^ | 03/13/2015 | Mitchell Prothero
    IRBIL, IRAQ — Iraqi security forces and Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias appeared Thursday to be on the verge of victory in a two-week effort to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State, which has held the symbolically important city since June. But the seemingly certain triumph of a force with little Sunni Muslim participation in the center of Iraq’s Sunni heartland has raised another troubling issue: the extension of Iran’s influence in a country where the Shiite Muslim neighbor is already the most significant outside player. The forces that appeared Thursday to have cornered the last Islamic State fighters...
  • Iran blinds man in 'eye for an eye' justice

    03/09/2015 5:45:22 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/7/2015 | Ralph Ellis
    On Tuesday, a man convicted of blinding another man in an acid attack was himself forcibly blinded in one eye, according to Amnesty International and Tasnim News, a semi-official news website. The punishment is believed to be Iran's first case of Qasas, meaning retribution in kind, Tasnim News said. Amnesty International denounced the sentence. "This punishment exposes the utter brutality of Iran's justice system and underlines the Iranian authorities' shocking disregard for basic humanity," said Raha Bahreini, Amnesty International's Iran researcher. "Meting out cruel and inhuman retribution punishments is not justice. Blinding, like stoning, amputation and flogging, is a form...
  • Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

    03/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2015 | Madjiasra Nako
    President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed. Chad's army has waged a series of battles against Boko Haram as part of a cross-border military campaign and has re-taken territory the militant group held in northeastern Nigeria. ... The Chadian army is considered one of the best in the region, backed by a strong air force. It first deployed to help Cameroon fend off Boko Haram and is now pressing southwest into Nigerian territory...
  • Iranian-backed Shiite militias lead Iraq’s fight to retake Tikrit

    03/04/2015 6:25:32 PM PST · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 4 March 2015 | Caleb Weiss and Bill Roggio
    The Iraqi Security Forces, supported by several Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters, have launched an offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State... Massive columns of Shiite militas, including some groups that are listed by the US as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, have been leading the fight in Tikrit. The operation, which involves more than thirty thousand Iraqi security personnel and militia forces, started on the morning of March 2. According to Al Jazeera, Iraqi forces and allied militias attacked the city from three sides while Iraqi aviation launched an aerial bombardment.
  • Is Obama a Sunni or Shia Muslim Plant?

    03/04/2015 12:30:26 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 74 replies
    We know Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. He has said he'll stand with the Muslims with things get ugly in his book. He has said the future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet Mohammed. He has said Muslims built America. He has threatened to shoot down Israeli jets. He has given the Muslim "one finger in the air" sign last summer. Obama has justified ISIS actions by saying "The Crusades" just as ISIS has done in many videos. He has a ring that says there is no God but Allah. But what kind of Muslim is...
  • ( Sunni Moslems ) Taliban storm Pakistan Shiite mosque, killing at least 16

    02/13/2015 8:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 February 2015
    Three attackers with grenades, Kalashnikovs and explosive suicide vests struck at the Imamia mosque in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's restive northwest, around the time of the main Friday prayers. The attack comes two weeks after a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan killed 61 people ... violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in recent years, most of it perpetrated by hardline Sunni Muslim groups against minority Shiite Muslims, who make up around a fifth of the population. The suicide bombing at a mosque in southern Sindh province on January 30 was the deadliest...
  • The Battle for Iraq: Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State (Video)

    02/12/2015 3:15:06 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Vice News ^ | 2-12-2015
    Last summer, the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept from Syria into northern Iraq, routing Iraqi security forces and seizing the city of Mosul. Soon afterward, the group declared the establishment of a dubious "caliphate" in the area it controls and rebranded itself the Islamic State. With Iraq's army weakened and radical militants advancing on Baghdad, the country's Iran-backed Shia militias — which have their own history of sectarian abuses — fought back, halting the Islamic State's progress. The militias have successfully combated Islamic State fighters on the ground with the assistance of air...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naďve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Norway Islamic Leader: ‘Every Muslim’ Wants ‘Death Penalty for Homosexuals'

    02/04/2015 12:37:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Michael W. Chapman
    Fahad Qureshi, who founded Islam Net and is considered an Islamic leader in Norway, told a large group of Sunni Muslims that, contrary to media claims that it is only “radicals” and “extremists” who support barbaric punishments for those who violate sharia, regular Muslims support such things, including the “death penalty for homosexuals” and “stoning for adultery.” Fahad Qureshi, who founded Islam Net and is considered an Islamic leader in Norway, told a large group of Sunni Muslims that, contrary to media claims that it is only “radicals” and “extremists” who support barbaric punishments for those who violate sharia, regular...
  • Egyptian Sunni Reaction to ISIS.

    02/04/2015 6:28:41 AM PST · by paolop · 17 replies
    Corriere della Sera ^ | Corriere della Sera
    Translation of part of article (para 2) "Meanwhile, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the most prestigious center for Sunni teaching, has asked for the killing and Crucifixion of ISIS terrorists, expressing disdain for the barbaric murder of the Jordanian pilot. In a very tough statement broadcast after the video in which Maaz al-Kassasbeh is seen burned alive, the religious authority has asked for, 'The killing, the crucifixion and the mutilation of the ISIS terrorists' "
  • Norfolk speaker criticizes response to Islamic threats (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2015 2:54:56 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 4, 2015 | Philip Walzer
    NORFOLK Ayaan Hirsi Ali stood before a slide of the caged Jordanian pilot about to be set afire by Islamic State group extremists. That, she said at Chrysler Hall on Tuesday night, will be the norm if they are not defeated. "You are going to see people beheaded, their hands and legs cut off, the mass enslavement of women," warned Hirsi Ali, a sharp critic of Muslim leaders and radicals and an advocate of women's rights. "We have had over a long period of time... even before the Reagan administration, so many warning signs that we have ignored," Hirsi Ali...
  • Erdogan Launches Sunni Islamist Revival in Turkish Schools

    02/02/2015 5:42:21 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 16, 2014 | Alexander Christie-Miller
    When Hasan Erol and other parents learned that their children’s school would be converted to specialise in Islamic education, they hit the streets. Yeşilbahar Middle School is among five in Istanbul’s staunchly secular district of Kadıköy to have been earmarked for conversion into imam-hatips, religious schools in which 20% to one-third of hours are dedicated to Sunni Islamic study. “They want to transform this area into something else,” says Erol, whose 13-year-old son goes to the school. “They want to make it more conservative by bringing imam-hatips here.” Yeşilbahar was spared. Authorities relented in the face of protests and a...
  • ( Shia ) Iran Offers to Help African Union Against Boko Haram ( Sunni Moslems )

    02/01/2015 7:22:30 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2015 | John Hayward
    The absence of strong Western leadership against the Boko Haram terror state has created an opportunity Iran seems ready to exploit. The Premium Times of Nigeria reports that Iran is stepping forward to offer assistance to the African Union against the savage caliphate spilling out of northern Nigeria into Cameroon and menacing the entire region: ... Abdollohian said the activities of the Boko Haram militants and that of Al-Shabaab in the Somalia were similar to that of Al-Qaeda and the ISIS and other terrorist groups in the Middle East. ... Iran was willing to share its experiences on terrorist activities...
  • Man shot dead at Malmö shopping centre

    02/01/2015 5:52:54 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Feb 2015
    Two hooded gunmen opened fire at a man in a kebab restaurant at one of Malmö’s largest shopping centres on Saturday afternoon, in full view of several families and their children. Their victim, thought to be Ashkan Moayed Abedi, a member of the Wolfpack Brotherhood criminal gang, escaped into the carpark where he was then gunned down in front of shocked shoppers. He died later in hospital. “They fired perhaps ten or twelve shots," ... Abedi, 30, was a key player in the gang war which took place in Sweden's third largest city between 2007 and 2011, leaving at least...
  • Shiite militia sets deadline to unravel Yemen crisis

    02/01/2015 5:29:18 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 1 , 2015
    Sanaa - A Shiite militia on Sunday set a three-day deadline for political parties to resolve the power vacuum in Yemen since the president and prime minister offered to resign last month. The Huthis and their allies urged parties "to reach a solution and fill the vacuum" within three days or "the revolutionary leadership" would "take care of the situation of the state". ... The militia, which overran Sanaa in September, seized the presidential palace and key government buildings on January 20, plunging the country deeper into crisis and prompting President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and his premier to tender their...
  • Sunni vs. Shia: The religious rivalry behind the Middle East turmoil

    01/25/2015 10:52:12 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Yahoo Global News .. Daily Brew ^ | 24 Jan, 2015 | Steve Mertl
    the split began during a power struggle of who would lead Islam after the death of the Prophet Mohammed in 632 AD. A conflict developed between those who wanted the growing religion headed by qualified leaders and those who believed authority belonged to the direct heirs of Mohammed. The Prophet’s son-in-law, Ali, ruled as caliph for five years before being assassinated. His sons, Hassan and Hussein, were excluded from the succession and both were later killed. Their adherents evolved into the Shia, whose name derives from the term shi’atu Ali, Arabic for “partisans of Ali,”... Shia devotees would see the...
  • Anti-Shiite tribes seize army tanks in Yemen

    01/02/2015 5:40:11 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | AHMED AL-HAJ
    the seizures came after clashes broke out Thursday night in the eastern city of Marib between tribesmen and army troops. They say the tribesmen suspected that the soldiers were heading to join the Shiite rebels who have been gathering outside of Marib for several weeks ... The Shiite rebels known as the Houthis are backed by ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. They have overrun the capital and other cities in a power grab that has plunged Yemen into turmoil. ... Sunni al-Qaida has recently intensified its attacks against the expansionist Shiite Houthis, especially in Yemen's predominantly Sunni central region.
  • Interpol Arrest Call Highlights Muslim Brotherhood Kingpin's History of Praising Hitler, Suicide

    12/08/2014 6:55:53 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Dec 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) has requested the arrest of the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and global Sunni Islamist diaspora, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, whose radical past includes praising suicide bombers against innocents as martyrs and describing Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as Allah’s gift to the world. Interpol is charging the terror Sheikh with agreement, incitement, and assistance to commit premeditated murder, facilitating a prison escape, arson, vandalism, and theft. Qaradawi has been known to espouse horrifically anti-Semitic sentiments, often praising figures such as Adolf Hitler and his Holocaust of 6-million Jews. “he managed to put them [Jews]...
  • 4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013

    11/19/2014 10:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study. Eighty-two percent of fatalities occurred in just five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, although the number of countries that experienced more than 50 terror-related deaths also rose – to 24, compared with 15 the previous year. ... Four Sunni groups were responsible for 66 percent of all terror fatalities in 2013. In order of...
  • Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-IS fight

    11/11/2014 1:45:26 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 11 , 2014 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and SAMEER N. YACOUB
    The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies. In a grisly video recently posted online, a Shiite fighter shouts the name of a revered imam in victory as he poses beside decapitated bodies. Another militiaman sits nearby, grinning as he maims a corpse. One bearded militiaman explains the bodies are those of fighters who "killed our comrades." Another man shouts, "Our fighters were good guys. These are dogs."
  • Is the Middle East becoming less Arab?(Sunni hate Shia-loving Obama?)

    11/08/2014 2:49:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8 November 2014 | Hisham Melhem
    Is the Middle East becoming less Arab? Hisham Melhem Saturday, 8 November 2014 President Obama’s letter to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which he laid out the foundation of a new relationship emanating from a nuclear compromise, and stressed shared U.S.-Iranian interests in combatting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is emblematic of a gradual and subtle shift in Washington’s attitudes towards the region in general and its Arab actors in particular. In this rapidly changing Middle East, the U.S. sees a diminishing Arab influence brought about by the erosion of the state system, lack...
  • McINNES: Why They Hate Us

    10/30/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 10-29-2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Bill Maher has been banned from Berkley due to his Islamaphobic beliefs. He’s been in the hot seat for weeks now because he dared to imply there may be an innate streak of violence within Islam that has nothing to do with our foreign policy. This is blasphemy among the left; they are happy to sacrifice one of their own to the Gods of political correctness if he strays from the path. The “Why they hate us” meme is the myth that will not die. Suicidal maniacs are portrayed by both sides of the American political spectrum as rational adults...
  • After victory in key Iraqi town, time for revenge ( Islamic State ; Sunni vs Shi'ite )

    10/26/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2014 | Ahmed Rasheed
    JURF AL-SAKHAR, Iraq - After helping government forces break Islamic State's grip over a strategic town just south of Baghdad on Saturday, Shi'ite militias decided it was time for payback ... As the angry crowd of militiamen around the unarmed militants swelled, shots rang out. The three men lay soaked in blood in the dirt with gunshot wounds to the head. "Those dogs are Chechens. They don't deserve to stay alive. We took confessions from them and we don't need them anymore," said one of the Shi'ite militiamen. The victory could allow Iraqi forces to prevent the Sunni insurgents from...
  • 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda [the end of AQI]

    10/04/2007 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Douri forms nationalist Sunni coalition; 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 11:34 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2007/10/al_douri_forms_natio.php The Sunni insurgency continues to fracture as US and Iraqi forces are on the offensive in central and northern Iraq. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Baathist and leader in the Sunni insurgency, has formed a new insurgent front which is willing to negotiate, while a faction of the 1920s Revolution Brigades openly denounced al Qaeda. A grouping of 22 Sunni insurgent groups have...
  • Sen. Ayotte: Obama Only Attacking ISIS to Help Dems in Midterm

    10/06/2014 10:04:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5th, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) told Fox News Sunday that she worried President Barack Obama was only confronting ISIS to help Democrats in the upcoming midterms, and that he would ease up on the Sunni militants after the election. “I think we have a problem where the president’s foreign policy is being trapped by his campaign rhetoric,” Ayotte said. “I’m very fearful as we look at the current military strategy that it is surrounding the November elections, and he won’t have the resolve to follow through with what needs to be done in a sustained effort to destroy ISIS.”
  • Biden in 2012: ‘We Are Working Hand in Glove’ With Sunni Allies on Syria

    10/05/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Vice-President Joe Biden’s stinging assessment that Sunni allies had been “our largest problem” in fueling extremism in Syria – comments for which he has now apologized – are in contrast to remarks he made two years ago when he said the U.S. was “working hand in glove” with those countries on Syria. Back then, Biden assured Americans that the administration and Sunni nations in the region were closely cooperating in their response to the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad. “We are working hand in glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis and with all...
  • Georgian man stabs sister for not wearing hijab

    10/02/2014 12:18:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    A man from Pankisi Gorge stabbed his sister in the chest with a knife for refusing to wear a hijab. The brother, 35, inflicted 7 wounds on his 33 year old sister, a former police officer. Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge is located in the northeast of the country. The majority here are Kists, a subgroup of Chechens adhering to the Sunni branch of Islam. The wounded woman underwent emergency surgery at the local hospital. His brother was arrested and is under investigation for attempted murder. The stabbed woman worked for several years as a police officer at Duisi police station, but...
  • President Obama’s Sunni-World Views and Policies Supported By A Willfully Blind DC

    09/19/2014 5:54:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2014 | sundance
    Washington DC thinks we are stupid, they really do. The professional political class has yet to grasp the understanding that “WWW” as a prefix in the internet stands for “World Wide Web”. We are quite capable of connecting, collecting and digesting information directly from the heart of the issues being debated. Despite all the DC pontifications, obfuscations, and professional talking points to the contrary, we know in Syria there are two options, support Bashir Assad or support radical Islamists, that’s it. There is no mysterious “moderate” third option; the “rebels” are radical islamists. President Obama and Republican Senator John McCain...
  • Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies for Children

    09/17/2014 10:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | September 17, 2014
    Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists. While sports is banned, the children will not be allowed to learn about elections and democracy. Instead, the children will be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished." ... The Sunni militant group has captured a slew of Syrian and Iraqi cities in recent months as it tries to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, spanning...
  • The “Sunni Turn” Against The “Shiite Crescent”: The Strategic Stupidity Of Washington Created ISIS

    08/26/2014 6:12:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    David Stockman Contra Corner ^ | 08/27/2014 | Justin Raimondo
    The Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) is being touted as the newest “threat” to the American homeland: hysterics have pointed to Chicago as the locus of their interest, and we are told by everyone from the President on down that if we don’t attack them – i.e. go back into Iraq (and even venture into Syria) to root them out – they’ll soon show up on American shores.How is this supposed to work? Well, you see, that monster who beheaded James Foley had a British accent, and there are reports of more than a few Brits (and Americans) traveling to...
  • Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies

    08/23/2014 10:07:26 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 15 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 24, 2014 | Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
    Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization PoliciesMurad Makhmudov and Lee Jay WalkerModern Tokyo Times In the 1980s the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and some other nations began to fund Sunni Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan. This meddling came hot on the heels of the Siege of Mecca in Saudi Arabia in 1979. Therefore, funding radical Sunni Islamism in Afghanistan came at a very opportunistic time for the rulers based in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan became the central base in training international jihadists and spreading Islamism in Afghanistan. Irrespective of the motives in...
  • Massacre derails talks on new Iraq government

    08/23/2014 12:50:42 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 8/23/2014 | Unattributed
    Sunni politicians in Iraq have suspended talks to form a new government, in protest of a mass killing inside a mosque in the northeastern province of Diyala. In a statement on Saturday, Salim al-Jabouri, speaker of the Iraqi parliament, denounced as "terrorists" the Shia armed group suspected of killing at least 73 people inside a Sunni mosque.... Jabouri and Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak are demanding that outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the main Shia parliamentary bloc hand over the perpetrators within 48 hours and compensate the families of victims, the AP news agency reported. [....] The attack on...
  • What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS is an expression of the murderous hate within Islam. We are not only at war with an acronym, but with the dark hatred in the hearts of men, some of whom are in Iraq, Pakistan, and some of whom live next door Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson....
  • The battle of our century (the war within Islam that has lethal consequences for all)

    08/16/2014 1:40:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    CERC ^ | August 15, 2014 | FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA
    The battle of our centuryFATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZAIt is not a war between religions. It is a war within Islam that has lethal consequences for all those it touches. It began dramatically on Sept. 11, 2001. Our century is characterized by a lethal theological war in the house of Islam, with brutal consequences for the whole world, whether it be lower Manhattan or northern Iraq. Centuries are not exactly 100 years long. The late British historian Eric Hobsbawm proposed a more persuasive division of history with his "long 19th century," which began with the French Revolution in 1789 and...
  • US drones strike Iraq militant mortar team

    08/16/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 12, 2014 | AFP
    US drones fired on an Islamic extremist mortar position in northern Iraq on Tuesday to protect Kurdish forces battling to rescue a group of Yazidi civilian refugees, the military said. The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the region's most powerful Sunni jihadist group, has driven thousands of members of the Yazidi minority from their homes and is besieging the refugees on an exposed mountain. Last week, the United States launched an air campaign to break the siege of Mount Sinjar, bring humanitarian relief to the Yazidis and support Kurdish troops protecting their capital Arbil. "US military...
  • Iraq Yazidis say their neighbours enabled jihadist attack

    08/14/2014 1:38:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/14/2014 | By Serene Assir
    Yazidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbours took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over. "The (non-Iraqi) jihadists were Afghans, Bosnians, Arabs and even Americans and British fighters," said Sabah Hajji Hassan, a 68-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee the bloody offensive by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. "But the worst killings came from the people living among us, our (Sunni) Muslim neighbours." "The Metwet, Khawata and Kejala tribes -- they were all our neighbours. But they joined the IS, took heavy weapons from them,...
  • We have officially picked a side in a Religious War

    08/09/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2014 | James Longstreet
    I must offer this premise. There is no easy way out nor an easy path to follow. But we are indeed down a path, one that attacks the Sunni backed ISIS. We now have picked sides in a religious war. What must be realized in this region of the world, the Mideast, is that borders drawn by westerners are of little matter to they who live in the region. And that is precisely what the national delineations are, lines drawn by westerners. From the Sykes–Picot Agreement which in a fatigued fog resulting from WW I drew up the borders of...
  • Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS 'Systematically Beheading' Children In Iraq

    08/07/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 8/6/2014 | Eric Chen
    A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the "systematic beheading of children" and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land. In the interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the "world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations." "There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he explained. "More...