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  • ISIS Loses Two More Iraqi Towns To Kurdish, Iraqi Offensives

    10/25/2014 8:17:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    KJRH ^ | 10/25/2014 | Christian Bryant
    The campaign against the terrorist group ISIS claimed a victory Saturday, after ISIS militants were driven from two Iraqi towns. The Iraqi army retook the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, which is 30 miles south of Baghdad, from ISIS control Saturday. In the north of the country, Kurdish Peshmerga forces announced ISIS had been driven out of Zumar, a town near Mosul, on the same day. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi celebrated the news in a Facebook post as "a strong blow" to ISIS. A representative for the Kurdistan Democratic Party estimated the Peshmerga killed 81 ISIS fighters in the battle...
  • Citizen Jihadists: ISIS uses 'lone wolves' to mount cheap, effective attacks on US soil

    10/25/2014 8:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Al Qaeda spent less than $1 million on its signature 9/11 attack, but Islamic State has found an even more cost-effective way to strike on American soil - inspiring psychotic sympathizers to commit "lone wolf" attacks that blur the line between random crime and terrorism, say experts. Grisly photos and video of severed heads and mutilated bodies tweeted out and posted on the Internet, combined with explicit calls to kill, have allowed Islamic State to turn American citizens into weapons, say experts. The new technique requires no infiltration by sleeper cells and no planning, coordination or logistics. Yet, it is...
  • Petition launched to recognize Kevin Vickers with the Cross of Valour

    10/25/2014 7:25:29 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 27 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 25, 2014 | Joe Warmington
    OTTAWA - Within minutes of ending the threat on Parliament Hill with a handgun, people were calling him a hero. Now others are calling for sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers to receive Canada's second highest commendation. "The Order of Canada is a fine recognition, but I think the Cross of Valour is an even more appropriate decoration for such an amazing act," said Brett Bell, who is spearheading a petition to see the ex-Mountie gets the recognition he so rightfully deserves. Vickers stopped Michael Zihaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament's centre block, having killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial. Moments...
  • Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem

    10/25/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2014, 10:19 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar, declared the constant cycle of violence in Jerusalem an “intifada” on Saturday night, making rumors of a so-called “silent intifada” official despite declarations from the Israeli security establishment that statements to that effect are exaggerated. “Escalating the resistance in the city is the solution to Israeli aggression,” Zahar told Hamas news agency Al-Risala. Zahar also slammed the Hamas-Palestinian Authority (PA) “unity government”’s security coordination with Israel. …
  • Ottawa attack: MPs fashioned spears while Harper whisked into closet

    10/25/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 31 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 10/23/14 | Steven Chase
    Stephen Harper spent about 15 minutes hidden in a Parliament Hill closet after a gunman stormed Centre Block where he and the rest of the Conservative caucus were guarded by MPs who’d fashioned sharp spears from flagpoles, sources say. After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, members of Parliament snapped close to 15 flagpoles to make weapons. Some positioned themselves on risers that flanked doors, ready to attack an assailant.
  • Op-Ed: How the Murder of a Jewish Baby is Reported Worldwide

    10/25/2014 3:30:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/10/14 | Ariel Cahana
    International news agency Associated Press (AP) has been accused of anti-Israel bias before, but this time the agency has surpassed even itself in reporting the Jerusalem terror attack in which 3-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was murdered. Its headline reporting the attack was "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem", referring to the terrorist (!) who was driving the car that drove into people waiting at a light rail station. The original article (later changed), began with the words: "Israeli police say they have shot a man whose car slammed into a crowded train stop in east Jerusalem, in what they...
  • Confirmed: Israel to Supply Gas to Egypt in $4 Billion Deal

    10/20/2014 1:50:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    An Israeli firm will supply Egypt with natural gas, a company spokesman said Monday, more than two years after sabotage halted the flow of Egyptian gas to Israel. For more than a decade Israel relied on Egypt for roughly 40 percent of its gas needs in line with an export accord signed in 2005 by the two countries which are bound by a peace treaty. But in April 2012 Egypt annulled the contract, saying Israel had not met the financial obligations of the agreement, in a decision that came amid a spate of bomb attacks that targeted the pipeline used...
  • Revealed: Muslim convert who shot Canadian soldier is son of country's immigration chief

    10/25/2014 11:47:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/2014 | Lydia Warren and James Nye
    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Muslim convert who fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo - a 24-year-old father standing guard at Ottawa's War Memorial - and injured another officer, was a petty criminal and the son of a leading Canadian immigration official. Born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and raised in Laval, just north of Montreal, the young man lived a quiet childhood of private schools and suburban homes, with a mother who was a high ranking federal employee. Then, after years of run-ins with the law, he converted to Islam.
  • In the shadow of a young corporal’s death, Canada’s greatness shines through

    10/25/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | October 25, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    Out of this dark week there has come very much that is good. And I am not just pointing to the very welcome spirit of concord the three political parties have, up to now, manifested in the Commons and outside. Nor the address of our three main political leaders, though again, their talks both in tone and content offered much to be regarded. Rather I am thinking of the unofficial moments, captured on video or in photographs, showing people acting so well, in moments of great distress or at some levels of real peril to themselves. Even after three days,...
  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    10/25/2014 6:49:57 AM PDT · by cutty · 21 replies
    ap ^ | 10-25-2014 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. ... The victim's family could have saved Jabbari's life by accepting blood money but they refused to do so. Iranian media reports say the family insisted on their legal rights under the Islamic principle of "an eye for an eye" partly because Jabbari accused Sarbandi of being a rapist
  • Through Obama’s Eyes: Gun Wielding Man Murders Religious Figure

    10/25/2014 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    The news in brief from Obama: A man in Canada shot and killed a religious figure who was demonstrating his profound commitment to the “religion of peace” by waging war on people not as dedicated to peaceful coexistence as Islamists are, namely those intolerant Canadians. The man, so-called Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, shot and killed the man performing his religious duty of jihad. It’s unclear how Vickers obtained a gun under Canada’s strict handgun laws.Police are investigating. In related news a hatchet-wielding man, also a member of the religion of peace, attacked police officers in New York City. The city originally said...
  • Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

    10/24/2014 11:04:51 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Staff
    Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed at least 30 soldiers. The measures will begin on Saturday at 03:00 GMT "for [a] duration of three months," Presidency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a statement, in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last year. A three-day mourning period has been declared across the country, ...
  • Israeli official: EU proposal to negotiate West Bank redlines is a death warrant

    10/24/2014 4:25:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/23/2014 06:25 | Herb Keinon
    The European Union is asking Jerusalem to weave the rope with which they will come to hang Israel, a senior diplomatic official said Wednesday in response to reports that the EU is interested in negotiating with Israel over its redlines in the West Bank. Haaretz on Wednesday published an internal document drawn up by EU officials in Brussels that outlined the content of a sharp message regarding Israel’s construction beyond the Green Line and its policies in the West Bank that the EU’s Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen has been instructed to deliver at the “highest possible level” in the...
  • Egypt: 29 killed as Sinai attacks target security forces

    10/24/2014 2:41:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 October 2014 Last updated at 15:32 ET
    A suspected jihadist car bomb has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in Sinai, officials say. The attack took place near El Arish, the main town in the north of the restive peninsula. Three more died in a shooting in the town itself. The bomb blast is one of the deadliest attacks in Sinai for months. At least 28 more people were injured. The army has been fighting a campaign against Sinai-based militants, who have carried out a string of attacks there. The area has become increasingly lawless since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011.
  • NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    10/24/2014 2:30:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 24, 2014 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical. Bratton said Friday the suspect, Zale Thompson, was a Muslim convert who ranted online against America, but had no clear ties to international terrorism. He believes Thompson was self-radicalized.
  • Foley Family to White House: You Saved Bergdahl. Why Not Our Son?

    10/24/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/24/2014 | Eli Lake
    After the Obama administration bargained for Bowe Bergdahl’s life, the family of ISIS hostage James Foley begged the White House for the same treatment—only to be denied. The parents of James Foley, the journalist ISIS beheaded in August, learned about the U.S. government’s attempt to rescue him about an hour before the rest of us did. The grieving parents got word from President Obama himself. “I told Obama that Jim worked hard to get him elected,” John Foley, James’s father, told The Daily Beast. “He believed till the end his country would come and get them.” The president, according to...
  • Red line? ISIS used chemical weapons against Iraqi army

    10/24/2014 1:31:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when terrorists get their hands on weapons of mass destruction? They will use them, and that also includes marauding armies of terrorists like ISIS. Despite the risks associated with using old chemical ordnance, risks that the West hoped would dissuade ISIS from making use of battlefield discoveries of old stock, the Washington Post reports confirmation that the terrorist army has deployed chlorine-gas weapons on at least one occasion against the Iraqi army: Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 108 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover-up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch. The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • South African BDS Activists Target Woolworths Kosher Food Section With Severed Pigs Head

    10/24/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 24, 2014 11:45 AM | Ben Cohen
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing “people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children.” Jewish leaders were quick to condemn the act, organized by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS,) a body affiliated with the...
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • Another lone wolf Muslim attack on uniformed personnel -- this time in New York City

    10/24/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Following the call of ISIS for Muslims to attack soldiers and police, yet again a weaponized Muslim has launched a vicious, unprovoked attack. Two attacks in Canada this week, and now one in New York City.  CNN describes the events: A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement...
  • The Traitors Who Join ISIS: We have treason laws, why aren't we enforcing them?

    10/24/2014 7:45:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2014 | Tom Rogan
    Nathan Cirillo and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. As I noted yesterday, the moral contrast between these two men — the Ottawa terrorist and the guard he shot — couldn’t be more stark. Cirillo gave his life in the service of country and honor. Zehaf-Bibeau gave his life in the service of tyranny and murder. All those who have died serving Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. have made a great sacrifice for those respective democracies. Most Westerners honor them with gratitude. Tragically, however, some Westerners are betraying that honor by joining the Islamic State’s global movement. This societal struggle —...
  • Peter King: New York Times Smearing of Police Helps Inspire Lone Wolf Jihadists

    10/24/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Asked to comment on the recent ax attack in NYC by an apparent lone wolf jihadist that left a rookie cop critically injured, Republican congressman Peter King had some very tough words for the New York Times. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, King condemned the Times for having "smeared" the police and spread the feeling that "the police are an occupying force, that they're profiling Muslims, they're going after Muslims." According to King, deranged lone wolves like the ax attacker are prone to respond and be inspired by such talk. View the video here.
  • Abbas’ Fatah Praises Slayer of Israeli Infant as ‘Holy Martyr’, as New Attack Footage Emerges

    10/24/2014 5:48:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-24-14
    Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, on Thursday lauded the killing of an American-Israeli infant in yesterday’s vehicular terror attack, in a post on the group’s official Facebook page, according to a Palestinian media watchdog group. “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) – Silwan branch accompanies to his wedding the heroic Martyr Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi, who carried out the Jerusalem operation, in which settlers in the occupied city of Jerusalem were run over. Rest in peace! We are loyal to you,” the “Fatah – The Main Page” post read, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)....
  • Infant Killed in Jerusalem Light Rail Attack Was U.S. Citizen

    10/24/2014 5:40:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 23, 2014
    JNS.org - Three-month-old infant Chaya Zissel Braun, who died in the hospital after her stroller was hit in Wednesday’s vehicular terror attack on the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem, was a U.S. citizen. “We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Chaya and her parents were on their way back from the infant’s first visit to the Western Wall. “They had their picture taken,” said Chaya’s...
  • Muslim NYPD Ax Attacker: “Sit Around and Do Nothing or Jihad in the Cause of Allah”

    10/24/2014 5:32:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim NYPD Ax Attacker: “Sit Around and Do Nothing or Jihad in the Cause of Allah”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 23, 2014 @ 10:50 pm In The Point | 20 Comments Four NYPD rookie cops and an innocent bystander got a close-up encounter with Zale H. Thompson’s answer to that question.Commenting on a Caliphate Youtube video titled, “UPRISE OF THE KHILAFAH WORLD WIDE”, Zale Thompson (Muslim name unknown) responded to a man complaining about the insanity of ISIS beheadings and general bloodshed. “Zale Thompson Sep 13, 2014If you’re looking for “perfect” muslims who never make any mistakes in their...
  • Turkish dealers helping ISIL earn $1 million per day from oil: US Treasury

    10/24/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | October/24/2014
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales, the United States has said, vowing to impose harsh sanctions on the purchasers of the oil, “including middlemen from Turkey.” “With the important exception of some state-sponsored terrorist organizations, ISIL is probably the best-funded terrorist organization we have confronted,” David Cohen, U.S. Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington on Oct. 23. “It has amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace.” ISIL is generating tens of...
  • Ottawa Attack: Contrasting the Mothers of Terrorists

    10/24/2014 5:26:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The mother of the Muslim terrorists who attacked Canada’s parliament building on October 22 says she is weeping for her son’s victims, not for her son. What a contrast with the mothers of Palestinian terrorists who murder Israelis. Mrs. Susan Bibeau, the mother of Canadian terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, told the Associated Press on October 23: “If I’m crying it’s for the people, not for my son…I am mad at my son.” If only Palestinian mothers felt the same way! Instead, they have the jihad mentality, too. Last year (on Jan. 27, 2013), the Facebook page of Fatah, the movement headed...
  • Islam: Victors Vanquishing Victims-the brutal extermination of Christianity in the Middle East

    10/24/2014 5:22:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10-24-14 | Terry Scambray
    Editor’s note: The following book review of Raymond Ibrahim’s Crucified Again first appeared in the New Oxford Review (October, 2014 issue). Throughout the Muslim world, from Morocco to Nigeria to Indonesia — and even occasionally in Western Europe and North America — Christians are being harassed, tortured, and murdered. Reuters reported in January 2012 that a hundred million Christians were being persecuted, while a few years earlier Britain’s Secret Service, M16, put the number closer to two hundred million. In November 2012 German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Christianity “the most persecuted religion worldwide,” a statement that elicited condemnation from many...
  • Britain to Crack Down on Muslim Brotherhood

    10/24/2014 5:20:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | P. David Hornik
    Britain to Crack Down on Muslim BrotherhoodPosted By P. David Hornik On October 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Britain’s The Telegraph reports that Britain is aiming to take serious measures against the Muslim Brotherhood. The situation contrasts notably with the one in the U.S., where—among much else—the Obama administration has cut back ties with the current, geopolitically moderate Egyptian government because—backed by the most massive popular protest in world history—it came to power by overthrowing a Muslim Brotherhood regime that the administration favored.As The Telegraph describes it: Downing Street is to order a crackdown...
  • Witnesses, attorneys forbidden from saying 'Navy SEALS' at silencers trial

    10/24/2014 4:55:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 22, 2014 | Craig Whitlock
    Witnesses, attorneys and even the judge took special care not to let the phrase "Navy SEALs" pass their lips during a federal criminal trial in Alexandria this week, further cloaking an already mysterious case involving the purchase of hundreds of unmarked rifle silencers for the military. Instead, people involved in the trial referred obliquely to "the program," "operators" and "other entities in the government" when discussing who might have wanted to use the silencers, which were acquired through a classified Navy contract. On Wednesday, a key defense witness was interrupted almost immediately after he introduced himself as the weapons accessory...
  • 'Toxic' battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    10/24/2014 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 23, 2014 | Tom Roeder
    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, documents said. A 263-page Army investigation report released under the Freedom of Information Act portrays Baugh as a foul-mouthed boss who belittled soldiers, threw things during a meeting and sometimes stormed out of battalion gatherings. Baugh and the battalion's command sergeant major were temporarily relieved in July, but later placed back in command...
  • Since Her Last Election in 2008, Mary Landrieu Hasn’t Cast a Single Pro-Life Vote

    10/23/2014 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | 10/23/14 | Carol Tobias
    Louisiana is as deeply pro-life as any state in the nation. In fact, when Louisiana passed the bill to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain from abortion – the 20-week abortion ban – the bill passed unanimously in both houses. Against that backdrop, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is trying to retain her seat for a 4th term. To win in pro-life Louisiana, Landrieu and her handlers have fashioned an image of her as some kind of “moderate” on abortion. But since her last election in 2008, Landrieu has not cast a single pro-life vote – in that time, she...
  • Hatchet-wielding man shot dead by NYPD cops in Queens; police eye possible terrorism motive

    10/23/2014 7:28:18 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 65 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Rocco Parascandola & Thomas Tracy
    The deadly encounter took place in Jamaica, on Jamaica Ave. near 160th St., when the man attacked four cops, police sources said. He swung a hatchet at the officers, hitting two of them, one of whom was dealt a severe head wound. Two cops then shot the man dead. A female bystander was hit in the back and was initially listed in critical condition but was expected to survive. A man armed with a hatchet who attacked a group of cops on a Queens street, critically injuring one of them, was shot dead by the officers on Thursday afternoon, and...
  • [Redux] Islamic State: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women [...]

    10/23/2014 8:33:25 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3206442/posts ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rober Spencer, ISIS
    Ealier I posted an article about a manifesto ISIS released. It is long, but still worth reading: Islamic State: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women [...]With the attacks in Canada and New York, this document becomes important again. Here is the relevant section: So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawāghīt. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with...
  • Boko Haram seizes 25 girls from town in Nigeria

    10/23/2014 8:51:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    irishtimes.com ^ | Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 01:00
    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the kidnappers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones. The attack cast further doubt on government reports that it has secretly reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels to secure the release of more...
  • MacDill troops, families warned to downplay military connection in public

    10/23/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT · by antidisestablishment · 23 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Howard Altman
    TAMPA — Troops and their families at MacDill Air Force Base are being advised to downplay references to their military connections on Facebook, Twitter and other social media because of online threats made by Islamic State and other jihadi groups.
  • Police Complain 'Our Hands Are Tied, We're Standing Like Dolls'

    10/23/2014 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/14 | Uzi Baruch & Ari Yashar
    A Border Patrol officer serving in eastern Jerusalem has for the first time revealed the police helplessness in dealing with the "silent intifada" that has been gripping the capital in recent months, as Arab rock, firebomb and even gunfire attacks rise sharply. Speaking on Channel 2's "Shesh Im" TV program Thursday, a day after a Hamas terrorist wounded nine with his car including a three-month-old baby who was killed in the attack, the officer admitted the Border Patrol warriors are forced to "stand like dolls" against the Arab terror. "We feel like our hands are tied," the combat officer revealed,...
  • MSNBC's Alex Wagner: 'Distressing' Canadian Rampage Seen as ' 'Terrorist Act'

    10/23/2014 3:18:59 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show today, Alex Wagner found it "surprising" and "distressing" that some were viewing the attack on the Canadian Parliament by a Muslim convert as a "terrorist act." Wagner was joined by CAIR's Nihad Awad who said that anyone claiming "that there is an Islamic component" in the attack shows either "ignorance or hostility" toward Islam. Another guest claimed the attack was "much more like ordinary crime." Right. No Islamic extremism here. Zehaf-Bibeau was probably just planning to get the Members of Parliament to empty their pockets. View the video here.
  • Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

    10/23/2014 3:06:01 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    Royal Canadian Air Force via Facebook ^ | October 23, 2014 | Rob Nicholson, MP
    OTTAWA — The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement: “Today at 3 Wing Bagotville and 8 Wing Trenton, approximately 140 personnel from Canadian Forces Bases and Wings across Canada deployed on their mission to Southwest Asia in support of Operation IMPACT. “In light of recent events, I am proud and thankful that our Canadian Armed Forces’ men and women stand courageously for peace and stability. Their resilience demonstrates our values internationally. “Canadian Armed Forces contribution to coalition operations against ISIL includes approximately 600 personnel, including members already working with Americans in an advisory and...
  • The Shah's Son emerges

    10/23/2014 2:53:11 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 37 replies
    FSM ^ | 10/23/14 | Slater Bakhtavar
    More in keeping with his father's views, Reza is generally sympathetic towards the United States - with whom relations were cordial before the fall of the Shah - and while he loves his country and intends for it to be a puppet state to no one, he does personally agree with many American political values. This is only natural given his democratic views, as the population of his country boasts a majority of Persian youth under the age of 30, with progressive views more in line with modern Western ideals than those espoused by the older, Arabic populations of the...
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/23/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Parts of downtown Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, resembled a war zone after hundreds of supporters of the jihadist group Islamic State [IS] engaged in bloody street clashes with ethnic Kurds. The violence—which police say was as ferocious as anything seen in Germany in recent memory—is fueling a sense of foreboding about the spillover effects of the fighting in Syria and Iraq. Some analysts believe that rival Muslim groups in Germany are deliberately exploiting the ethnic and religious tensions in the Middle East to stir up trouble on the streets of Europe.
  • Palestinian Authority President’s Advisor: Murderer of American-Israeli Baby is “Heroic Martyr”

    10/23/2014 9:25:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s your two-state solution. Like any attempt at co-existing with Muslim terrorists, it’s doomed. You don’t negotiate with terrorists. You don’t give them a country. You don’t take their thugs seriously as diplomats and leaders. Otherwise this is what happens. "PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor has glorified the terrorist who murdered three-month-old Israeli-American Haya Zissel-Brown and injured eight others yesterday, when he intentionally drove his car into people waiting for a train. Sultan Abu Al-Einein, advisor to Abbas, praised the terrorist, calling him a “heroic Martyr” on his official Facebook page. "Abbas’ Fatah movement likewise glorified the killer, posting an...
  • Erik Prince on Blackwater verdicts: ‘A lot of politics surrounding this’ (tens of millions spent)

    10/23/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23 at 1:15 PM | Dan Lamothe
    The founder and former CEO of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm said Thursday that the conviction of four of his former employees for their roles in the 2007 fatal shooting of 14 unarmed Iraqis was unexpected, and raised questions whether they received a fair trial. “Well, there was certainly a lot of politics surrounding this and the fact that the federal government spent tens of millions of dollars on this, now trying it seven years after the event, and 7,000 miles from where it happened,” said Erik Prince, in a phone interview. “Certainly, it adds a lot of politics to...
  • FBI REPORT WARNS OF POTENTIAL HOMEGROWN ISIS ATTACKS AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT IN US

    10/23/2014 11:24:44 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | BRANDON DARBY
    Federal authorities have warned US law enforcement of potential terror attacks against them from homegrown ISIS members or supporters, according to a leaked internal bulletin exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The leaked document is dated October, 2014 and was provided by a trusted federal agent ... The memo was issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ....and is titled, “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Its Supporters Encouraging Attacks Against Law Enforcement and Government Personnel.” It is labeled, “UNCLASSIFIED/FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY” and asserts that it may be exempt from...
  • Have We Reached Peak ISIS? In fight with Kurds, limits of ISIS’s military power come into focus.

    10/23/2014 9:52:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jacob Seigel
    For a few months, the marauding jihadis of ISIS might have looked like an unstoppable army. That’s when they were moving at high speeds, their power blurred by hype and velocity. Slowed down by real resistance a clearer picture takes shape and the limits of ISIS’s military power come into focus. At the Caliphate’s edges, in areas like the Syrian border town of Kobani, ISIS’s march has stalled and its armor is starting to crack. We may be reaching the limits of ISIS as a conventional military force. Facing a small Kurdish resistance and Western airpower, ISIS has been unable...
  • Isis ‘School of Jihad’ trains small children how to behead, torture and use AK47s

    10/23/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10/23/2014 | Adam Withnall
    LONDON: Forced viewings of beheadings and torture, training with weapons almost as big as they are and daily lessons in extremist theology: if you're a boy growing up in Isis-controlled territory across Syria and Iraq, the word education means something very different to the rest of the world. Official Isis media outlets are circulating videos and images which they claim show life in the "School of Jihad", where children under the age of 10 are encouraged to fire AK47 rifles and acclimatized to the horrors of war. As part of a series of propaganda releases created by Muassissat al-Furqan for...
  • ISIS Update: Airstrikes In Syria Kill Over 500 Militants, Iraqi Kurds Send Peshmerga To Kobani

    10/23/2014 9:42:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/23/2014 | By Dennis Lynch
    U.S. airstrikes have killed 521 militants and 32 civilians since they began a month ago, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The SOHR said 464 of those militants are part of the Islamic State group, who the U.S. is actively targeting in Syria. The other 57 are part of Jabhat al-Nusra, al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate. The 32 civilians include six children and five women.The observatory group believes casualties amongst Islamic State group ranks are higher, but those figures cannot be confirmed because of “the extreme secrecy” the Islamist group maintains over casualties and the difficulty reaching areas...
  • Obama’s Terrorism Alert System Has Never Issued a Public Warning — Ever

    10/22/2014 11:49:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    pamela geller ^ | 10/22/14 | Pamela Geller
    More on Obama’s malfeasance. #EvilClown In the wake of the Boston bombing, the Oklahoma beheading, the Times Square bombing, the Portland, Oregon Christmas tree lighting bombing, hundreds of American Muslims returning from waging jihad in Syria, the thwarted Federal Reserve building bombing, or any of these jihad attacks — “Obama’s Terrorism Alert System Has Never Issued a Public Warning — Ever,” Foreign Policy, September 2014 The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), a function of the massive Department of Homeland Security, didn’t issue any public advisories this summer as Western passport holders took up jihad in Syria by the thousands and...
  • How Big Is the Canadian Terrorists’ Network?

    10/23/2014 7:57:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY Tim Mak, Eli Lake, Jacob Siege
    Canadian officials were quick to finger ISIS in this week’s attacks on government targets. But it’s still not clear whether or not the killers were part of a larger jihadist web. Terrorists have twice attacked Canadian government targets this week, with a shooting Wednesday at the country’s parliament in Ottawa. Now Canadian and American authorities are trying to learn whether the killers acted alone or were part of a larger extremist network. The mayhem caused by alleged Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau occurred just two days after another man, Martin Rouleau-Couture, struck two Canadian soldiers with a car in Quebec—killing one...