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  • Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

    10/01/2014 7:29:01 PM PDT · by markomalley
    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 · 4 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 · 9 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 · 4 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....
  • Al Qaeda Calls For Truce With Islamic State So Jihadists Can Unite Against America

    10/01/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 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...
  • CAIR attacks the Center for Security Policy and Frank Gaffney

    10/01/2014 4:37:38 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 1 Oct 14 | Unattributed
    Today we received more confirmation that we are locked in a war of ideas with Muslim Brotherhood organizations when CAIR launched a broadside at Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy, one of the leaders in the counterjihad and counter shariah movement. CAIR published the names of top defense contractors who donate to CSP, including Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman and others, criticizing them for supporting an “Islamophobic” organization. In a perfect world, Boeing et al would react to this the same way they would have to the German Bund issuing a similar release in 1939. But in today’s PC...
  • Kurds Battle Islamic State And Beg U.S. For Help

    10/01/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | October 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As we send the president's maligned "farmers and pharmacists" to boot camp in Saudi Arabia, 400,000 Kurds in northern Syria are being set up for extinction by the Islamic State and our NATO ally Turkey. We have noted how the early pleas of the Kurdish forces in Iraq, known as the Peshmerga, fell on deaf ears in the White House as the Islamic State prepared and trained for its "sudden" advance. Maybe the pleas were contained in the half of the Presidential Daily Briefings that President Obama is said to have not read. The Kurds, protecting themselves...
  • About Those AWOL Afghans

    10/01/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/1/14 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done.... Here are my nagging questions about another hushed-up national-security incident the White House would prefer to whitewash: Why were officials so quick to tell the public that these men were not a threat to the public? ... Where exactly were the Afghan soldiers who ditched Quantico found and with whom? ......
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu, Obama Meet At White House – Discuss Preventing Nuclear Iran, Destroying ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Netanyahu, Obama Meet At White House – Discuss Preventing Nuclear Iran, Destroying ISISBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyWashington — October 1, 2014 … The following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Following are the remarks by US President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of their meeting earlier today at the White House. US President Obama: “Well, it’s good, once again, to welcome the Prime Minister of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu. Obviously he’s no stranger to the White House. I think I’ve met with Bibi more than any world...
  • NY Professor: Global Warming Created ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Schaus
    Your SUV is apparently responsible for all those beheadings in the Middle East. That’s right: ISIS is nothing more than a product of global warming, according to some non-scientist from John Jay College in New York. I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was enough to push the cradle of civilization into mass chaos. (Because, as we all know, it has always been such a peaceful corner of the world up until recently.)According to Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism, your...
  • Mohamed Mohamud sentenced to 30 years in prison for tree-lighting bomb plot (OR)

    10/01/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 1, 2014 | Helen Jung
    Courtroom sketches at link. A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Mohamed Osman Mohamud to 30 years in prison for his attempt to set off a bomb at the November 2010 holiday-tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland. Just before the sentence was announced by Senior U.S. District Judge Garr M. King at 11:25 a.m., Mohamud stood and apologized to the court. "The things I said and did were terrible," he said. "I want to apologize to everyone, to the community." He also apologized to the Muslim community, saying he wants people to know that Islam does not preach hate. Mohamud, now...
  • US strikes help Iraq Kurds against ISIS as Peshmerga capture strategic border crossing

    10/01/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Asian Age ^ | 10/01/2014
    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy US-led airstrikes and the Iraqi Army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said Kurdish peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing with Syria in a battle that began before dawn. “It’s the most important strategic point for crossing. Once that’s taken it’s going to cut the supply route and make the operation to reach Sinjar easier,” the source said, referring...
  • MSNBC Panel Jokes About Beheadings

    10/01/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mark Tapson
    In a segment that was tone-deaf, tasteless, disrespectful to the victims and their families, and inappropriate to the gravity of the situation, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry briefly discussed Muslim-related topics including the recent Moore, Oklahoma beheading with a pair of Muslim panelists on Saturday. As you might expect, their chief concern was not the implications of the crime itself, but the specter of anti-Muslim bigotry. “I would be remiss not to bring up the story out of Oklahoma,” Harris-Perry began, inadvertently revealing her reluctance to address a news item that might make Muslims look bad. “It is a story I...
  • Jurors’ Note Hints at Conviction in Blackwater Case (NY Slimes reading tea leaves)

    10/01/2014 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 1, 2014 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — Jurors who have for weeks been deliberating in the murder and manslaughter case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors passed a note to the judge on Wednesday that suggested they were leaning toward conviction on at least some counts. In their note, jurors asked whether the firearm charge applies to defendants convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors are seeking convictions for voluntary manslaughter. The note suggests that, at least for some of the counts, jurors are leaning toward convicting, but for the lesser charge. Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 15 years per count, or up to...
  • Muslims Get UK To Ban Bomb Sniffing Dogs Because It Offends Them

    10/01/2014 10:45:01 AM PDT · by walford · 65 replies
    JewsNews ^ | 9/30/2014 | Eliyokim Cohen
    In the Muslim faith, dogs are deemed to be spiritually ‘unclean’. So naturally, muslims are wanting to ban dogs from being a part of airport security, even though doing so would severely restrict their ability to do their job. This report was brought by the Transport Department and claimed that it would be more acceptable if the dogs would not touch the passengers’ luggage. The report also said that the use of full body scans are inappropriate and just an alternative to having people strip searched. Regardless of what you think about those methods of national security, keep in mind...
  • 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...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Aljazeera's The Stream

    10/01/2014 9:12:48 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Sept 30, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    Ms. Malika Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke Al Jazeera English PO Box 23127 Doha – Qatar Dear Ms. Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera, the network on which you are co-hosts of the program, The Stream. We urge to you read the information below, which includes evidence that Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the...
  • White House huddles as ISIS advances toward Turkey

    10/01/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama met Tuesday evening with his national security team amid reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was advancing toward toward the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani on the border between Turkey and Syria. The president and his top foreign policy aides met at the White House on Tuesday "to discuss our comprehensive strategy to counter the threat posed by [ISIS]," the administration said in a statement. The meeting came as CNN reported that Turkish soldiers and tanks were massing at the border amid concerns about a flood of refugees entering the country ahead of advancing...
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi — a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim — was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the police...
  • Obama’s Mixed Messages on War: Bombing ISIS while cutting defense spending

    10/01/2014 7:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s funny how President Obama is always talking about “I” and “me” whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it’s “they” and “we” when mistakes are made. For instance, for years Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq War and how he withdrew American troops. “You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say,” he boasted on the campaign trail in 2012. “I said I’d end the war in Iraq. I ended it.” Then, over the summer, as one Iraqi city after another fell to Islamic State militants, and as critics insisted that Obama’s...
  • Yes, Obama Knew about ISIS [Dereliction of Duty]

    10/01/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Yesterday, we said that President Obama was either reckless or incompetent.  He either didn't pay attention at the briefing or kept the country in the dark about ISIS.Today, I'm leaning toward the irresponsible, or a major dereliction of duty that we have not seen in U.S. history. According to a U.K. newspaper,  President Obama was told about ISIS back in 2012, or before the presidential campaign: President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline...
  • Is Baghdad about to fall to ISIS?

    10/01/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    Two days ago, the British newspaper, the Independent, carried a story that ISIS was "one mile" from Baghdad.Editor Lifson and I went back and forth on whether we should post on the startling news. In the end. we couldn't find another reliable source so we decided to hold off. Today, other sources are reporting that there are, indeed, "intense clashes" on the outskirts of Baghdad with a combination of ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters. And the Iraqi army appears to be wavering. To highlight the serious nature of the threat to Iraq's capital, British and American planes have pounded ISIS positions...
  • Among the Kurds: Kurds report seeing trains and black clad ISIS soldiers going from Turkey to Syria.

    10/01/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    My Kurdish friends tell me the situation right now is grim along the Turkish border. The Kurdish fighters have escorted their families across the border from Kobani and are being prevented from returning to continue the fight against ISIS. If Kobani falls, ISIS will be handed a huge swath of territory right on the Turkish border. They say the US air strikes are not helping the Kurds and that ISIS right now has them outgunned and out manned. I have spent a great deal of the past 18 months amongst the Kurds in Turkey. As a learned gentleman from a...
  • ISIS Surrounds Tomb of Suleymen Shah

    10/01/2014 6:39:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Aydinlink Daily ^ | 9-30-2014
    The fundamentalist terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, has reportedly surrounded the Turkish territory in Syria the Tomb of Suleyman Shah. ISIS State has surrounded the Tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria, the sole piece of Turkish soil outside its borders. 36 Turkish soldiers are reportedly located at the tomb where they defend the territory. According to Çetiner Çetin of the daily Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak, leaders of Arab tribes have confirmed that 1100 ISIS militants are deployed around the tomb as of late Monday night.  Local sources claimed that militants have been pouring...
  • 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.
  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    10/01/2014 2:45:46 AM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    AP via MSN News ^ | October 1, 2014 | KEN DILANIANAP
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials. The U.S. military says its airstrikes have been discriminating and effective in disrupting an al-Qaida cell called the Khorasan Group and in halting the momentum of Islamic State militants. But independent analysts say the Islamic State group remains on the offensive in areas of Iraq and Syria, where it still controls large sections....
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • 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...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • Turkey nears intervention in Syria, Iraq

    09/30/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    WP via Herald Net ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:13 p.m | Erin Cunningham and Karen DeYoung
    BAGHDAD — Turkey’s government edged closer Tuesday to direct intervention in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, bolstering security along its border with Syria and asking parliament to authorize sending troops to the two war-ravaged countries. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters the proposal sent to parliament would include a wide range of options, including opening Turkish bases to foreign troops and deploying soldiers to establish safe zones for refugees inside Syria. The government wants the motion to be broad enough to avoid needing another parliamentary mandate for military action, he said. The motion is to be voted on...
  • Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

    09/30/2014 8:26:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | September/30/2014
    Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Sept. 30, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanase Army has been stepping up efforts to prevent Sunni Muslim fighters from Syria entering Lebanese border towns. Last month, the northern town of Arsal was the scene of the deadliest spillover of fighting in the three-year-old civil war in Syria. The rise of hardline militants in Syria such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) presents a shared foe for...
  • 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...
  • UK Conservatives seek TV, online ban on extremists [read: jihadists]

    09/30/2014 4:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 9/30/2014 | JILL LAWLESS
    Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media, even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if re-elected next year, the party will introduce civil powers to disrupt people who "spread poisonous hatred" even within the law. Under the proposal, police could apply for a court order to disrupt "harmful activity" by restricting an individual's movements, preventing them from speaking in public or stopping them publishing articles online. May said that only a...
  • Watch: When Security Forces Finally Tracked Down Teens' Killers

    09/30/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/14
    Following footage released by the Yamam elite counter-terrorism police unit showing the operation which killed the Hamas terrorists behind the brutal kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens in June, the IDF has released its own footage from the operation. After a determined hunt for the killers - Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu-Eisha - Shin Bet security services tracked them down to a compound in Hevron, not far from where the bodies of their victims, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, were dumped. After sealing off the house and attempting to arrest them, the terrorists opened fire - and...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

    09/30/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arutz Sheva was at the scene as hundreds of concerned Jews gathered on Tuesday in the Samaria town of Givat Assaf, located north of Jerusalem near Beit El, to join in a prayer rally to save the community from destruction. The far-left group Peace Now seven years ago petitioned for the town's destruction claiming it was built on Arab-owned land; residents argue it was not privately owned and therefore can easily be recognized as state land, adding that nearly all of the land was purchased and legally registered by residents in the state land registry. In a court discussion on...
  • Israel Agreed to Let Gazans Pray on Temple Mount

    09/30/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Ari Yashar
    At a weekly Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government meeting on Tuesday, it was announced that Israel had agreed to allow Arab residents of Gaza to travel to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The move comes as part of a general increase in the number of Gaza residents allowed to travel into Judea and Samaria, a gesture in the ongoing ceasefire talks between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, which are to resume in Cairo in the last week of October. The talks come amid reports that Hamas has renewed its terrorist preparations to attack Israel. Arab rioters have...
  • U.S. accidentally bombed “moderate” rebels in Syria because base was right next to Al Qaeda’s

    09/30/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | AllahPundit
    Given that the “moderates” are our allies, you would think this problem could be avoided by coordinating with them on where to attack and where not to. But there’s a hitch: We … don’t trust them enough to rely on the intelligence they give us.You’d trust a group that’s fighting so closely alongside Al Qaeda (a.k.a. the Nusra Front) that bombing the latter means collateral damage for the former, wouldn’t you? Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been no coordination between the U.S. military and its alleged partners on the ground, according...
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Lynne Al-Nahhas
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia: 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,...
  • The undoing of the Iraq and Syria revisionists

    09/30/2014 10:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    If President Obama and his spinners won’t accept conservatives’ take on the failures and missteps leading up to the Islamic State and the region-wide chaos in the Middle East, maybe they will believe the New York Times. Strangely enough, it confirms the facts and arguments conservative critics have been making for years now. What is also evident is that President Obama picked on the wrong people; the intelligence community is striking back by going to the media with chapter and verse of the president’s dereliction. The report substantiates eight key points: 1. Leaving Iraq with no troops was a disaster....
  • Obama Has Spent More Time Playing Golf Than In Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | by NEIL MUNRO
    President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings. The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009. But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.
  • Britain carries out first air strikes against IS in Iraq: minister

    09/30/2014 9:48:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AFP via Daily Star ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | 07:41 PM
  • 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.