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  • 'Security Moms' Are Back—and That's Bad News for Democrats

    09/17/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 17, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country. Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them. In 2000, women favored Democratic congressional candidates by nine points. In 2002, that advantage disappeared entirely. The biggest reason: 9/11. In polls that year, according to Gallup, women consistently expressed more fear of terrorism that men. And that fear pushed them toward the GOP, which they trusted far more to keep the nation safe. As then-Senator...
  • Over 100 killed in Iraq airstrikes, clashes [Basic Training Camp Hit]

    09/18/2014 10:11:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Zee News ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Baghdad: Over 100 people were killed and 79 others wounded in Iraq Thursday in US air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those with the Islamic State(IS), officials and security sources said. In Iraq`s northern province of Nineveh, US airstrikes hit an IS training centre at the college of agriculture in Hamam al-Alil area, some 25 km south of Nineveh`s provincial capital Mosul, leaving 59 militants dead and some 70 others wounded, according to the head of the security committee of Nineveh`s provincial council. "Some of the dead and wounded were recruits who...
  • U.S. ready to strike ISIS in Syria [waiting president's authorization]

    09/18/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    CNN via WDSU ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —The U.S. military has everything it needs to strike ISIS inside Syria and is awaiting President Barack Obama's authorization to do so, U.S. military officials tell CNN. For weeks, intelligence and military targeting specialists have been working around the clock on a list of targets. It's expected the list will be presented to the President one more time, with some analysis of the risks of bombing inside Syria, as well as possible rewards in terms of destroying and degrading ISIS, according to the officials. It is most likely that the target list will be broadly described to the...
  • 75% of Assyrians Return to Their Town in North Iraq [Thanks to the Kurds: Celebrate Mass]

    09/17/2014 8:09:06 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 2014-09-16 22:31 GMT | Revan Hakim
    Alqosh, Iraq (AINA) -- More than 75% of the residents of Alqosh, an Assyrian town 37 miles north of Mosul, have returned to their town after fleeing from the threat of ISIS on August 7. On September 12 the residents celebrated the festival Mar Qardakh, the patron saint of Alqosh, at the Saint Qardakh the Martyr Church. The Holy Mass was led by Bishop Michael Muqadissi of the Alqosh Archdiocese and was attended by hundreds of people from the town. After the mass, the people walked around the Church in a procession lead by children and deacons. Improvements in security...
  • Freedom Council Militia Formed in Mosul [Vive La Resistance!]

    09/17/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    BasNews, Khazair ^ | 16.09.2014 | Hazhar Mamuzini
    Opposition Militia has been formed against IS Militants in Mosul News / Kurdistan Freedom Council Militia Formed in Mosul 16.09.2014 Hazhar Mamuzini BasNews, Khazair   A group of Mosul residents have formed a special militia group to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in an effort to free the city from the extremist group.   “IS opponents have united and formed a council to liberate Mosul,” said a spokesman of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) branch in Mosul.   “On Monday, opponents of ISIS formed a union called the Mosul Liberation Council,” said Saied Mamuzini, KDP spokesman.   Mamuzini also stated...
  • Kurdish Peshmerga Kill Top IS Military Commander

    09/16/2014 9:18:36 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 6 hours ago
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish security officials said that Peshmerga forces had killed senior Islamic State (IS) commander Yasin Ali Suleiman Shlash known as Abu Abdullah near Khazir on Tuesday. “He was killed with a number of other terrorists during a military operation by Peshmerga forces in coordination with the US air force to liberate Hassan Sham and its vicinities,” Kurdistan Region’s Security Council said in statement. According to the statement, Abu Abdullah was a senior military commander and a top IS official in the state (Wilayat) of Mosul. “Abu Abdullah was the mastermind behind the 2007 explosion in front of...
  • Brother of [al-Baghdadi] Top ISIS Leader Repents, Converts to Christianity

    09/16/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    World News Daily Report via AINA ^ | 2014-09-16 05:57 GMT
    Mohammed Bakr al-Baghdadi, the brother of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is the Caliph of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, has converted to christianity, reports Al-Jazeera this morning. The move has brought the man an unprecedented backlash from the Salafist Sunni community that has ordered a fatwa, or death-sentence, on the man as soon as the news was spread in media around the muslim world. "He is no more my brother then the miscreant American pigs we slay everyday" told the self-proclaimed Caliph to a large crowd of his followers. "Let Allah not forget this treacherous swine when he pleads on his...
  • Heavy Weapons Reach Peshmerga Forces on Frontlines

    09/16/2014 9:15:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 16.09.2014 | Shwan Barzinji
    Kurds has received much needed some heavy weapons News / Kurdistan Heavy Weapons Reach Peshmerga Forces on Frontlines 16.09.2014 Shwan Barzinji BasNews, Erbil A large number of heavy weapons have been distributed to Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the frontlines. Peshmerga forces are expected to start using them against the Islamic State (IS) insurgents soon.   A source told BasNews that on Tuesday, a cache of heavy weapons was transported from Erbil to the frontlines to be distributed among Peshmerga forces.   The source also confirmed that the shipment includes mortars, tanks, and machine guns among other weapons delivered in...
  • Iraqi troops retake [more] villages, US jets pound IS positions

    09/16/2014 8:50:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Big News Network (IANS) ^ | Tuesday 16th September, 2014
    Iraqi security forces Tuesday recaptured several villages in heavy clashes with extremist insurgent groups, while US warplanes expanded their airstrikes and pounded Islamic State militants near Iraq's capital Baghdad. A senior Iraqi security spokesman said the US air force carried out the first airstrike under a new anti-IS plan on positions of the IS militants in Sadr al-Yousifiyah area, southwest of Baghdad, according to Xinhua. "The airstrike was important and was carried out in coordination with Baghdad Operations Command," military spokesman Qasim Atta told reporters in Baghdad. Sadr al-Yousifiyah is located on the Euphrates river between the militant-seized city of...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • Isis Action: French Rafale Fighter Jets Fly over Iraq as Anti-Islamic State Paris Summit Begins

    09/15/2014 8:09:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    IBT/Yahoo ^ | 2 hours 11 minutes ago | Umberto Bacchi
    France fighter jets have flown over Iraq in a reconnaissance mission against Isis jihadists, as in Paris President Francois Hollande hosted an International summit to agree a common strategy to fight the Islamist militants. Two Rafale jets and a refuelling aircraft took off from an airbase in the United Arab Emirates to gather intelligence in support of US air strikes targeting the group now known as Islamic State (IS). "We told the Iraqis we were available and asked them for authorisation [to fly over Iraq]," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told France Inter radio. "The cost of inaction would be to...
  • PHOTOS: NYC Muslim Day Parade 2014 Pro-Terror March

    09/14/2014 8:55:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/13/14 | Pamela Geller
    Today was the annual Muslim day parade, where Muslims take over Madison Avenue and convert it to an outdoor mosque. It is always scheduled near the anniversary day of September 11 — takbir! These marches are always controversial. The theme of the parade was advertised as Islam and America’s shared common values. But it was anything but. It was a political parade in support of terrorists in Egypt and Gaza. There was a lot of anti-Jewish propaganda — the flags of annihilation coupled with outrageous pro-terror Muslim Brotherhood propaganda. Before the police confiscated the guns, the Muslim were posing and...
  • What a surprise! ISIS outflanks Obama

    09/14/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/14/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Jennifer Dyer has an important and lengthy post on how President Obama's 'strategy' for stopping ISIS crumbled between his White House speech on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Some excerpts.... ISIS is busy neutralizing the Syrian factions that might make common cause with the United States.  On Thursday, Breitbart London reported that several dozen leaders of Syrian rebel factions opposed to ISIS, who were gathered at a meeting in northwestern Syria, were killed in a massive explosion on Wednesday. Huffington Post on Friday evening summarized reports that ISIS has signed a non-aggression deal with a separate group of rebel factions...
  • Obama: Assad Protected Christians In Syria

    09/14/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    US President Barack Obama surprised his visitors, the delegation of Eastern Christians patriarchs, on Thursday when he told them that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "protected the Christians in Syria." Obama met with the delegation in the White House for 35 minutes, during which the patriarchs presented a paper in which they exposed the situation of Christians in the Middle East and the threats and challenges they are facing, due in part to the expansion of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group. Sources told Al-Akhbar that the highlight of the meeting was when Obama said the following...
  • A Cross in One Hand, a Gun in the Other

    09/14/2014 7:44:21 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    QAA, Lebanon (AP) -- Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason," said one villager as he drove through the streets of Qaa, an assault rifle resting next to him. Like many Christian villagers, he spoke to The Associated Press only on condition of anonymity, fearing for his safety.
  • Peshmerga and PKK Recapture 6 Villages [Video Report]

    09/13/2014 10:49:26 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 16 hours ago | Ranja Jamal
    Peshmerga and PKK fighters to join forces in the Qaraj area ………VIDEO REPORT
  • Iraq plans a new force to counter Islamic State. Here’s why some say it’s doomed.

    09/13/2014 10:00:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-13-2014 | Loveday Morris
    Watban al-Jabbouri is the kind of man that the Iraqi and U.S. governments are depending on to turn the tide against the Islamic State fighters who have seized a huge swath of territory in this country. “We’ve begged other tribes in our areas to join, but they either sit aside and do nothing or they are with them,” he said, referring to the Islamic State. While details on the new national guard are being finalized, current discussions center on creating Sunni and Shiite units to serve in their respective areas of influence. But the Shiite-led government faces huge challenges in...
  • Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military plunge

    09/13/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-13-2014 | ALANA SEMUELS, MARK Z. BARABAK
    Americans are in more danger of being killed as a result of drug cartel violence, drunk drivers or defective GM parts than by an ISIS attack. The fight against the terrorist group Islamic State evinces little of the righteous anger that followed the Sept. 11 attacks, much less the gung-ho fervor that swept the nation after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Rather, there is wariness and the weary sense of approaching a task with little choice and no sense it will turn out well, whatever assurances President Obama gave as he announced stepped-up military action against the terrorists who have...
  • Syrian troops pound central village amid offensive

    09/13/2014 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Daily Mail / AP ^ | 9-13-2014
    Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships struck targets in a central village on Saturday in what appears to be preparations for a ground offensive on the rebel stronghold, activists said. The air raids on Kfar Zeita, which has been under rebel control for nearly two years, came amid a major government offensive in the religiously mixed central province of Hama. Saturday's air raids came two days after troops captured the strategic town of Halfaya, better positioning government forces to defend nearby Christian and Alawite communities that support President Bashar Assad. Central Syria is a communal patchwork home to large groups of...
  • Nun says misery of Iraqis ‘pierced my heart like a knife’

    09/12/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 12, 2014 | DOREEN ABI RAAD
    Displaced Iraqi Christians pray at a refugee camp in Irbil (Photo: CNS) Sister Marie Claude Naddaf, provincial leader of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Lebanon and Syria, is still shaken by what she witnessed visiting Irbil, Iraq.Sister Marie Claude accompanied Catholic Near East Welfare Association on its mission to the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq last week.More than 100,000 Christians and other minorities sought refuge in the region following attacks by Islamic State militants. Many were given less than half an hour to flee their houses.“I was not at all expecting to see that much misery,...
  • Brendan Tevlin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/12/2014 10:47:38 AM PDT · by harpu · 21 replies
    HEAVY.com ^ | 6/27/14 | Matthew Guariglia
    A 19-year-old college student murdered in New Jersey has been labeled a “martyr” after his alleged killer admitted to committing the crime to avenge the death of Muslims in the Middle East. The death of Brendan Tevlin has been held up as a wakeup call that “domestic terrorism is already here.” On June 25 police found Tevlin’s body in a parked SUV in West Orange, New Jersey. He had been shot dead, and authorities were puzzled about who would kill a beloved teenager called by friends and acquaintances a “model citizen.” On July 18 police in West Orange, New Jersey,...
  • Obama’s Delusional Insanity Persists: “ISIS Not Islamic!”

    09/11/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/14 | John Lillpop
    The stakes are too high to leave the war on ISIS in the hands of a Muslim sympathizer! Barack Obama continues to be in a deep state of denial with regard to the basic nature of ISIS and Islam, despite recent decapitations and horrendous stories of murder and mayhem from Iraq and Syria. As reported: In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with air strikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground...
  • Congress may still vote on military force against ISIS

    09/11/2014 7:18:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/10/2014 | Greg Sargent
    Is Congress really going to allow the president to escalate military action against ISIS without voting on it? There almost certainly won't be any vote before the midterm elections. But there is still another way: members of Congress could try to force a vote on authorization of force after the elections - during the lame duck session. ...
  • Obama: Islamic State 'is not Islamic'

    09/11/2014 6:06:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 96 replies
    WND ^ | September 11,2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.” “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Booed at "Middle East Christian Conference" - Video

    09/10/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    “Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the stage got louder. “Those who hate Jews hate Christians. If those in this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/10/ted-cruz-booed-off-stage-at-middle-east-christian-conference-video/#ixzz3CyNwHqHN
  • John Kerry: ISIL A "Hateful Ideology That Has Nothing To Do With Islam"

    09/10/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: ISIL claims to be fighting on behalf of Islam but the fact is that its hateful ideology has nothing do with Islam. ISIL a manifestation of evil, a vicious terrorist organization and it is an organization that achieves its goals only through violence, repression and destruction. Fed by illicit funding and a stream of foreign fighters, it has seized territory and terrorized the people who live there regardless of their sect or ethnicity. There is literally no place for their barbarity in the modern world. This is a fight that the Iraqi people must win...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Ted Cruz Introduces the Expatriate Terrorist Act Daniel Doherty | Sep 08, 2014

    09/09/2014 7:20:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 08, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    In an effort to prevent traitorous Americans from joining ISIS, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation on Monday that would revoke their U.S. citizenships if they do. Speaking on the Senate floor this afternoon, he explained why such legislation is finally necessary. “ISIS is a study in oppression and brutality that is conducting ethnic cleansing against religious minorities in the region, that is targeting and persecuting Christians, and that is attempting to subject the local population to the strictest forms of Sharia Law,” he said. “And ISIS has gruesomely murdered U.S. civilians and, indeed, journalists on the public stage." Washington...
  • Obama's Islamic terrorism "strategy" and Islam

    09/07/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The "I" word -- Islam -- shall not be used other than respectfully, as in "the religion of peace."Do the Islamic State (IS) and its terrorist cohorts practice an "extremist" version of Islam? Does Obama know enough about Islam to decide? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRSSn_yRrT4] Video linkSecretary Kerry (consistently with Obama's position), said “The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on ‎the dignity of all human beings:” “America’s faith communities, including American Muslims, are sources of strength for all of us. They’re an ‎essential part of our national fabric, and we are committed to deepening our partnerships with them. We’re ‎making these efforts to...
  • America Shouldn't Choose Sides in Iraq's Civil War

    09/06/2014 10:32:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Online WSJ ^ | June 19, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET | Rand Paul
    Obama has made mistakes but so did Bush by invading. There's no good case for U.S. military intervention now. Though many claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan on foreign policy, too few look at how he really conducted it. The Iraq war is one of the best examples of where we went wrong because we ignored that.In 1984, Reagan's Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger developed the following criteria for war, primarily to avoid another Vietnam. His speech, "The Uses of Military Power," boils down to this: The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests...
  • Why Is The Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?

    09/06/2014 10:00:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    http://www.newrepublic.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | By Mehdi Hasan
    Did you know that Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was trained by Mossad and the CIA? Were you aware that his real name isn’t Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali Al Badri Al Samarrai but Simon Elliot? Or that he’s a Jewish actor who was recruited by the Israelis to play the part of the world’s most wanted terrorist? But millions of Muslims across the globe have a soft spot for such hoaxes. Conspiracy theories are rife in both Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities here in the west. The events of 9/11 and the subsequent “war on terror” unleashed...
  • Pentagon confirms al-Shabab leader killed in airstrike in Somalia

    09/05/2014 9:28:59 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/5/14 | Craig Whitlock
    The Pentagon said Friday that it had confirmed the death of a key Somali militant leader allied with al-Qaeda who had been targeted in a U.S. airstrike earlier this week. Ahmed Abdi Godane, a co-founder of a network blamed for its brutal tactics in Somalia and for the attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall last year, was killed Monday in an attack carried out by U.S. drones and other aircraft, the Pentagon said.
  • 'NIGERIAN MUSLIM CONVERT' HELD BY POLICE AFTER NORTH LONDON BEHEADING

    09/05/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 5, 2014 | OLIVER LANE
    The man believed to have 'decapitated' 82-year-old Palmira Silva in a suburban garden in North London has been informally identified by locals as a 25-year old recent 'Muslim convert', with one neighbor saying: "He was a black man young about 25 to 30 wearing all black, black t-shirt and jeans, about 5'10" and looked like he went to the gym". A police commander speaking at a press conference yesterday said: "based on what we know, we do not believe this was a terror related incident", however new details have emerged from locals who lived by, and knew, the victim and...
  • Isis Master Plan Revealed: Islamic 'Caliphate' Will Rule Spain, China and Balkans

    09/04/2014 2:39:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 3, 2014 13:39 BST | By Jack Moore
    As the Isis (now known as Islamic State) terror group continues to consolidate its self-declared "caliphate" in territory seized in its march across north-eastern Syria and northern Iraq, a map has been released that details the "ten-state solution" it hopes to achieve over the next decade. Walid Shoebat, a former Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) terrorist turned Islamic scholar, has translated the Arabic map of the expansionist caliphate to show the Balkans, Spain and Portugal are long-term targets for the militants. The group, which stemmed from al-Qaeda and the Salafist ideology, rejects the notion of nationalism, aiming to remove secular governments...
  • Maronite Abp: Islamic State atrocities are a wakeup call to action

    09/03/2014 8:08:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 02/09/2014 | Tracey McClure’s interview with Archbishop Sayah
    (Vatican Radio) The atrocities committed by Islamic State (in Arabic: “Daesh”) militants in Iraq should be a wakeup call to the international community to take action. That’s according to Lebanese Patriarchal Vicar for the Maronite Church, Archbishop Paul Sayah who warns that if IS and other extremist Islamic groups are not stopped, they will threaten the security of other states within and without the Middle East. Tens of thousands of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities have fled to Northern Iraq to escape the death threats and brutality of the militants. “I think everybody should wake up, otherwise, I think this...
  • WAR! I AM ANDREW BREITBART!

    09/03/2014 7:35:23 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 78 replies
    Beverly Perlson ^ | September 3, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    Remember that battle cry? Remember Andrew's last speech at CPAC 2012? If you don't, for the sake of our great country, you should revisit Andrew's last speech and really listen to his plea. In the last election, to the absolute detriment of our military and our country, some so called Conservatives forgot Andrew's dire warnings and plea to unite before the election. These folks claimed to know the danger to our country that Obama presented, yet, they decided to help elect him rather than vote for the Republican candidate. I remember at CPAC that year, one of the "purists" of...
  • Phil Robertson on ISIS: 'Convert Them or Kill Them'

    09/02/2014 9:46:09 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and author of “unPHILtered: The Way I See It,” Phil Robertson, said that the only solution to deal with ISIS is to either “convert them or kill them” on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “Convert them or kill them. One or the other ... It's not like a county with a standing army, and we line up and do battle with a certain amount of rules...we’re going to have to deal with this group way more harshly than we have up until this point,” Robertson stated. ... more (w/video)...
  • Christian man tortured and killed by Islamic State militants for refusing to convert to Islam

    09/02/2014 8:49:53 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    ANIT ^ | 09/02/2014
    Baghdad (AsiaNews) - Islamic State fighters spills more Christian blood in Iraq as they continue to persecute unarmed civilians, including children. Sources within the Chaldean Patriarchate told AsiaNews that yesterday Sunni fundamentalists tortured and killed a Christian man in Bartala, a small predominantly Syriac town in the Niniveh Plains that has been occupied by Jihadists for the past few weeks. He was part of a small group who did not flee when the place was overrun. According to reports from a witness, the martyr - as the Patriarchate calls him - was a man of 43, Salem Matti Kourki. He...
  • UN: Iraq Atrocities "Acts Of Inhumanity On An Unimaginable Scale"

    09/02/2014 3:49:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2,2014 | Breitbart News
    The UN says it has received reports from Iraq that "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale". Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Flavia Pansieri said Islamic State (IS) was believed to have committed systematic and intentional attacks on civilians.
  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    08/31/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment on Thursday when he said, "We don't have a strategy yet" for confronting the Islamic State militant group, saying it suggested indecisiveness. On Sunday, influential Democrats chimed in with their own critiques of Obama's foreign policy, chiding him for being "too cautious" on Syria, and urging him to do more to help Ukraine resist Russian advances.
  • FILIPINO TROOPS PULL `GREATEST ESCAPE' FROM SYRIA

    08/31/2014 12:48:19 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 31, 2014 | BY JIM GOMEZ
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents. "We may call it the greatest escape," Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said. The peacekeepers became trapped after Syrian rebels entered the U.N.-patrolled buffer zone between Syria and Israel this week, seizing 44 Fijian soldiers and demanding that their Filipino colleagues surrender with their weapons. The Filipinos in two U.N. encampments refused and clashed with...
  • Fort Hood Victim Shares Story of Survival, Recovery at Minn. State Fair

    08/30/2014 8:04:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/30/14 | Kate Renner
    It's been nearly five years since a U.S. soldier opened fire on his own comrades. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others. One army sergeant, who was injured in that shooting and fought for his life to survive and recover, spoke Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair at the Mayo Clinic booth. "They called me number 14 for a while, because I shouldn't have lived, survived my wounds," said Sergeant Patrick Zeigler. As Zeigler takes a load off at the Minnesota State Fair, a fellow military man...
  • A photo showing John McCain with ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (Video included

    08/30/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    YouTube via Investment Watch ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    Syrian Emergency Task Force... Voice of Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force
  • Britain facing 'greatest terrorist threat' in history

    08/30/2014 8:30:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/29/2014 | Tom Whitehead, and Steven Swinford
    Britain faces the “greatest and deepest” terror threat in the country’s history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists. The UK threat level was raised to “severe” — its second highest — meaning that a terrorist attack is “highly likely” in light of the growing danger from British jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria. The Prime Minister said that the risk posed by Isil (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) will last for “decades” and raised the prospect of an expanding terrorist nation “on the shores of the Mediterranean”. He disclosed that Isil had...
  • Shaking faith: How ISIS is causing Muslims to abandon Islam

    08/30/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Modern Muslim Living ^ | 21 hours ago | Omar Shahid
    The extremist group that kills Muslims and non-Muslims alike is also driving countless of the faithful from our religion. By Omar Shahid. Screengrab from VICE News documentary “The Islamic State” by reporter Medyan Dairieh. (Image: VICE/YouTube) One of the signs of the end times, according to Islam, is the inversion of reality – in other words, things being upside-down. For Muslims, there is nothing that more obviously illustrates this than Islam being made to appear bad to the world. For the first time in the history of our faith, an extremist fringe has hijacked the religion and is dominating...
  • Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    08/28/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 4:53 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    <p>President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t have a strategy yet for defeating Islamist militants in Syria.</p> <p>“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” Mr. Obama said in a news conference at the White House. “We don’t have a strategy yet. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”</p>
  • Sheriff Joe: 'Common Sense' ISIS Will Try to Exploit Border

    08/27/2014 9:37:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that he believes ISIS knows the southern border is not secure and that it is “common sense” that they will exploit the lack of border security on Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” When asked, “Do you believe ISIS terrorists can cross that border and already have crossed that border?” He responded, “of course, anybody can cross the border. ...more (w/video)...
  • (Flashback) Leader of (ISIS) Jihadist Onslaught in Iraq Released on Obama’s Watch

    08/27/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 16, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Obama became president on January 20, 2009, the war in Iraq was essentially won. The al Qaeda-backed insurgency was reduced to smoldering embers. George W. Bush’s surge had succeeded. Safely behind bars at the time was Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, an al Qaeda-linked point man who was imprisoned at Camp Bucca in Iraq, after being captured by U.S. forces in 2005. However, the Obama administration decided to shut down the Bucca prison camp and hand over its prisoners to the Iraqi government, including Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, in 2009. The Iraqi government later released him. Al Baghadi boasted to the...
  • Report: Another Man From Minn. Has Died Fighting For ISIS

    08/27/2014 8:12:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 8/27/14 | WCCO.com
    Another American from the Twin Cities area was killed fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, CBS News reports. This man, who’s not yet been named, is the second American from the Minneapolis area to die fighting for ISIS. CBS News spoke with his friends and family. The first man to die was 33-year-old Douglas McCain. He was killed over the weekend fighting in Syria, the State Department said. McCain grew up in New Hope, Minn., and attended Robbinsdale Cooper High School. His former friends described McCain as a class clown. He moved to San Diego before going...