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  • JW Forces Obama Admin to Release Pentagon Benghazi Attack Documents

    02/22/2015 5:48:26 AM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies
    RightSideNews ^ | 2/21/15 | Tom Fitton
    U.S. Africa Command records Ė heavily blacked out Ė show military gathered forces to support ďanti-terroristĒ actions in Benghazi day after attack Obama was AWOL Stevens Died Obama Lied(Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama administration finally turned over hundreds of pages of documents about the military response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and other facilities in Benghazi. The documents, which are heavily blacked out (redacted), confirm that the U.S. Military, through its U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) drafted orders for a military response to the attack, specifically ďto protect...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 16, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked GroupPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 16, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments Ad sponsored by Americans for Peace and Tolerance published in the Washington Times. A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of...
  • The secret to ISIS's success: Over 100 former Saddam Hussein-era officers run jihadi group's

    08/10/2015 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/2015 | TOM WYKE
    Once part of one of the most brutal dictator's army in the Middle East, over 100 former members of Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence officers are now part of ISIS. Now they make up the complex network of ISIS's leadership, helping to build the military strategies which have led the brutal jihadi group to their military gains in Syria and Iraq. The officers gave ISIS the organization and discipline it needed to weld together jihadi fighters drawn from across the globe, integrating terror tactics like suicide bombings with military operation
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time ó and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland Ö..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • Bangladeshis suspect Pakistanís hand behind attack on secular bloggers

    06/23/2015 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | 23 june 2015 | PTI
    DHAKA: With the recent killings of three secular bloggers in Bangladesh by fundamentalists, the country's intellectuals here are suspecting Pakistan's hand behind the brutal attacks and feel that an international intervention is required to ensure their safety. "These attacks may be executed by radical elements here but the brain behind those attack is Pakistani establishment who have been vehemently opposing trials and sentences of war criminals," said Imran H Sarkar, a leading blogger of the country, and one of the main architects behind the 2013 Shahbag protests. Bloggers, who have been constantly living under the threat of being killed by...
  • Russian spaceship considered total loss

    04/29/2015 12:12:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Apr 29 2015 10:33:16 AM EDT | Staff
    Cargo ship spinning out of control, will re-enter atmosphere CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The crew of the International Space Station says a Russian supply ship that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch has been declared a total loss. American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko told The Associated Press on Wednesday that flight controllers have given up trying to command the cargo carrier. The unmanned vessel began tumbling shortly after its launch Tuesday from Kazakhstan. Kelly says the vehicle will fall out of orbit and re-enter the atmosphere sometime soon. He's not sure exactly when. The cargo...
  • ISIS militants reportedly being pounded by critical skin disease

    04/06/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 113 replies
    israelsmessenger.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | israelsmessenger.com
    Islamic State fighters are being pounded by a debilitating skin illness called leishmaniasis. The disease, that is widespread by sandflies, is fast swelling interjection to wickedness and bad hygiene conditions and there have been some-more than 100,000 cases reported, British media outlets reported progressing this week. The jihadi fighters are refusing medical diagnosis that has led to some-more outbreaks, according to a reports. Medical centers have sealed given medical staff have fled a assault creation a widespread of a illness some-more acute, according to a reports. Dubbed ďRose of Jericho,Ē a illness is caused by protozoan parasites that go to...
  • The Caliphate Cracks

    03/20/2015 1:30:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    The Economist ^ | Mar 21st 2015 | THe Economist
    Though Islamic State is still spreading terror, its weaknesses are becoming apparent. The caliphate has been pushed out of the Syrian town of Kobane by Kurdish fighters, backed by American air power. It is being squeezed in Tikrit (the tribal base of the former dictator, Saddam Hussein) by the Iraqi army and Shia militias co-ordinated by Iran. Compared with the peak, when it was at the gates of Baghdad, its territory has shrunk by about 25%. ISís funds are dwindling, too. America and its allies have bombed lucrative oil facilities. Most of the hostages have been sold or murdered in...
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, Who Talks To Netanyahu ĎA Lot,í Says His Country Is In....

    03/14/2015 9:40:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | Lally Weymouth
    Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, Who Talks To Netanyahu ĎA Lot,í Says His Country Is In Danger of Collapse By Lally Weymouth March 12 Since the army took power from Mohamed Morsi in 2013 with popular support, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi says heís been fighting to keep the forces of anarchy at bay. On the eve of a large investment conference this weekend, he invited The Washington Postís Lally Weymouth to the massive white presidential palace for a conversation about Egyptís problematic relationship with Washington, how to defeat the Islamic State, and his fears and hopes for his country....
  • Ansar al Islam coordinating with the Al Nusrah Front, Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar in Aleppo

    12/05/2014 6:19:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 03 December 2014 | Caleb Weiss
    Ansar al Islam, which goes by the moniker Jamaat Ansar al Islam in Syria, has been coordinating its efforts with the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar in a major battle for two Shiite villages north of Aleppo. The villages of Zahra and Nubl have been besieged by anti-regime elements since late November. Rebel forces have previously surrounded the villages and cut off electric and water services to the citizens. The two towns are located on a road to Turkey that is a key supply route into Aleppo. Ansar al Islam is an al Qaeda-affiliated group that...
  • Conspiracy?

    03/12/2015 7:18:53 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 65 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 2/24/15 | Gary
    All the pieces have obviously not been revealed, but there is clearly some sort of evil plan afoot in regards to ISIS. †I don't know who is for what, and how much is purposeful and how much is apathy, but how can you not see troubling signs here? 1. Pakistan interrogates ISIS prisoner who reveals he has been funded "$600 a recruit" by the United States:†http://shoebat.com/2015/02/20/isis-leader-admits-funded-obama-administration/ 2. Turkish operation deep into ISIS-controlled Syrian territory draws no fire from ISIS:†http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Why-didnt-the-recent-Turkish-incursion-into-Syria-draw-IS-fire-391914 3. ISIS now controls almost the entire Libyan coast and the Pentagon has openly condemned Egypt and UAE for airstrikes against...
  • Muslim convert, 20, who 'planned to blow up the Capitol' says if he hadn't been arrested ...

    A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head. WXIX-TV in Cincinnati said Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, called the station from the Kentucky jail where he's being held, confessed to being a supporter of the Islamic State group and said he planned to kill government officials in retaliation for U.S. strikes on the militant organization. The station aired part of the interview on Friday night, hours after Cornell's attorney argued unsuccessfully in...
  • Is this ISIS' sickest execution video yet? Now terrorists put cameras on the end of their guns [tr]

    03/05/2015 5:32:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2015 | John Hall
    Depraved militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq are attaching high-definition cameras to the barrels of their guns in order to film barbaric executions in gruesome detail. The shocking pictures were captured by the terror group's Tigris River branch, who are currently engaged in fierce battles with up to 30,000 Iraqi Army soldiers and Shia militia roughly 70 miles north of the ISIS-held city of Tikrit. Still images from the video shows a group of blindfolded prisoners being forced to their knees while heavily armed militants line up behind them. The photographs then cut to the gun barrel cameras,...
  • Islamic State blows up Church of Immaculate Virgin

    Islamic State blows up Church of Immaculate Virgin FEBRUARY 6, 2015 9:42 AM BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM] According to Rudaw, an Iraqi news agency, on February 2, security sources from the Ninevah police district said that the Islamic State blew up the Church of the Immaculate Virginóone of the largest and oldest Chaldean churches in the ancient section of Mosul. The security source said: ďThe organization finished wiring the church with explosives this morning and detonated it, leaving widespread destruction in the church and neighboring buildings.Ē Prior to this, the old church ó which stood on the foundation of what was...
  • What ISIS Really Wants

    02/18/2015 7:13:17 AM PST · by free_life · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Hereís what that means for its strategyóand for how to stop it. What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle...
  • (Flashback) The 2014 Muslim Day Parade: Iraq or The Big Apple?

    02/17/2015 11:25:37 AM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Urban Infidel ^ | September 14, 2014 | Urban Infidel
    The first caged humans weren't displayed in Kirkuk, they were tramped down Broadway. The Inhumanity Of Islam.
  • Islamic Stateís Plans/Justifications: ďDABIQĒ Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, ¬ďYou must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.¬Ē Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallńĀhu ¬Ďalayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. ¬ďIf a man¬ís chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower¬Ē [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Paraded in cages 'to be burned alive' like Jordanian pilot: (truncated)

    02/14/2015 10:11:29 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/14/2015 | Tim Macfarlan
    Heads bowed in terror the orange-clad Kurdish fighters are paraded through streets filled with jeering militants in the latest horrifying video release from Islamic State. In a grim echo of the terrible fate which befell Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh the captives, reportedly Peshmerga fighters, are dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled in cages. Just as Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive on camera, IS are planning to do the same with their latest prisoners, according to posts on social media.
  • Refugees in Nigeria tell of Boko Haram savagery (Time for boots on the ground?

    02/13/2015 1:12:08 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/13/2015 | Staff
    Violent attacks by Boko Haram have caused many to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis within Nigeria and neighboring countries. Refugees say they have witnessed brutal acts of savagery, with men's throats being slit and women being held as "war booty." Chad has become the latest country on the border with Nigeria to be affected by a Boko Haram attack. The BBC's Tom Oladipo went to Yola village in Aadamawa state in northeast Nigeria and spoke to refugees there. ...
  • The Real Kayla Mueller

    02/13/2015 5:29:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    The Real Kayla MuellerPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 13, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments The presumed Islamic State murder victim Kayla Mueller isn‚Äôt quite the saintly martyr that President Obama and the media are trying to make Americans believe.Family and friends told reporters Mueller was ¬ďa deeply idealistic young woman eager to help those less fortunate.¬Ē A neighbor of hers, a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran, said Mueller ‚Äúrepresented everything good about being an American. In the outgoing battle between good and evil, she represented the best of the good. She took great risks to help...
  • Qatar published fatwa in 2006 permitting burning people ó removes it after IS burns pilot

    02/10/2015 11:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/10/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    It appears that Islam Web, a popular website owned by Qatarís Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, may have been responsible for the rationale used by the Islamic State to burn alive a Jordanian pilot captive. On February 7, 2006, the widely accessed Arabic website issued Fatwa No. 71480, titled ďThe Burning of Ias bin Abdul Yalil by Abu Bakr.Ē The fatwa, or Islamic decree, concluded that burning people as a form of punishment is permissible. Ironically, hours after the Islamic State burned the pilot alive, Fatwa No. 71480 was removed from Islam Web. What is interesting to note is...
  • Obama Vows Justice After ISIS Kills American Hostage Kayla Jean Mueller

    02/10/2015 9:15:34 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/10/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    ďNo matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kaylaís captivity and death,Ē he warned.
  • Libya crisis: Gunmen 'kill 12 including foreigners' at oilfield

    02/04/2015 12:29:24 PM PST · by csvset · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 February 2015 | BBC
    Unknown gunmen have seized control of a defunct Libyan oilfield in an attack that left at least 12 people dead, at least four of them foreigners, the oilfield's commander says. The gunmen, possibly Islamists, attacked the remote al-Mabruk oilfield south of Sirte on Tuesday night. The oilfield, part-owned by the French company Total, has not produced oil for more than a year.
  • IS chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq: US

    01/30/2015 6:58:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Jan 31, 2015 07:56 IST
    A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said on Friday. The air raid carried out last Saturday near Mosul took out Abu Malik, whose training "provided the terrorist group with expertise to pursue a chemical weapons capability," the military said in a statement. Malik had worked at a chemical weapons production plant under Saddam's regime and later forged an affiliation with al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005, before joining the extremist IS group, according to Central Command. "His death is expected...
  • Great news: Former Taliban leader released from Gitmo now recruiting for ISIS

    01/22/2015 12:44:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    On Tuesday, Barack Obama adamantly defended his policy of emptying the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, demanding that Congress get on board with it as well. As Jim Hoft noted at the time, the military leadership present at the State of the Union address didn‚Äôt appear too enthusiastic about it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Perhaps the New York Times has an explanation for that stone-faced reaction. At the same time that Obama bragged about ‚Äúturning the page‚ÄĚ on war and the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, one of the men transferred from Gitmo worked to establish a...
  • Self-proclaimed 'Islamic State chief of staff in Palestine' arrested (In Israel)

    01/20/2015 3:27:44 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 6 replies
    YNet News ^ | 01.18.15 | Hassan Shaalan
    Former public defender Adnan a-Din among seven-strong cell of Islamic State supporters arrested by Israel for attempting to join terror organization; charged with planning to kill security officials and Druze. Seven Israeli Arabs have been charged with membership of an illegal organization for attempting to join Islamic State, it was cleared for publication Sunday. Among the seven is Adnan Jamil Ala a-Din, a 39-year-old former public defender from Nazareth, who has branded himself the "Islamic State chief of staff in Palestine."
  • Freed Gitmo Captive Opens ISIS Base in Afghanistan

    01/15/2015 11:09:41 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 15JAN2015 | Staff Writer
    As President Obama frees droves of terroristsóincluding five Yemenis this weekófrom the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo news reports confirm that a Gitmo alum who once led a Taliban unit has established the first Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) base in Afghanistan. His name is Mullah Abdul Rauf and international and domestic media reports say heís operating in Helmand province, actively recruiting fighters for ISIS. Citing local sources, a British newspaper writes that Rauf set up a base and is offering good wages to anyone willing to fight for the Islamic State. Rauf was a corps commander during...
  • John Kerry wonít call the Islamic State by its name anymore. Why thatís not a good idea.

    01/07/2015 10:40:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 29, 2014 | Shadi Hamid and Will McCants
    ďDaesh claims to be fighting for Islam but its actions are an insult to Islam,Ē Secretary of State John F. Kerry said recently, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. It was a strange rhetorical choice. American officials have been referring to the Islamic State as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, since the group came out in April 2013. But over the past month, Kerry and other Western officials have taken to using the Arabic acronym Daesh. Why? Itís a reaction to reports that Islamic State fanboys fume when people use the Arabic acronym...
  • President declares combat missions in Afghanistan are over

    12/27/2014 5:39:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 26, 2014 - 2:48 | Jennifer Griffin
    President declares combat missions in Afghanistan are over. Jennifer Griffin reports on Obama's bold prediction [VIDEO]
  • Dozens injured after man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' ploughs van into Christmas market

    12/23/2014 1:25:11 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 22.Dec.2014 | Peter Allen
    Dozens of people were injured tonight when a man ploughed his white van into a Christmas market crowd while screaming ĎAllahu Akbarí, Five people were left seriously hurt when the vehicle drove into the pedestrianised Place Royale area of Nantes in France. Within seconds of running down as many people as he could, the driver stabbed himself nine times. It is the third incident of its kind in as many days in the country which have been linked to Islamic terrorism. The man, who is said to be aged 44 but otherwise unidentified, was tonight under armed guard in the...
  • American troops battle ISIS for first time as they see off attempted attack by militants...

    12/18/2014 5:03:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    dailymil.co.uk ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Corey Charlton
    Islamic State militants attempted to overrun Ein al-Asad base on Sunday US support troops and advisers killed an unknown number of the militants The troops were supported during the battle by F18 fighter jets ISIS forced to retreat after suffering casualties during two hour firefightA number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun an Iraqi military base. The militants attacked Ein al-Asad military base on Sunday where more than 100 U.S. military support troops are based. Despite launching the surprise attack just after midnight, ISIS's offensive...
  • Killing but not murder, says pro-choice writer

    12/17/2014 8:07:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | November 25, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice writer Molly Coddle: ďAbortion is killing, but not murder. Americans would like to think that death is avoidable, and for that reason liberals have tried to sugarcoat a womenís right to choose with an ďitís-not-about-the-fetusĒ argument that disregards the emotional intensity that everyone I know has experienced when choosing to abort. When we recognize that something is dyingóif only a possibility of lifeóthen itís possible to grieve and move forward.Ē Molly Coddle Herbal Abortion is not D.I.Y Slingshot
  • Hostages taken in Lindt Chocolate shop by armed robber (Sydney Australia, ISIS flag seen displayed)

    12/14/2014 3:37:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1,091 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 15th December 2014
    A hostage has been forced to hold up an Islamic State flag in the window of a shop in Martin Place that is currently under siege. It is believed there are 12 hostages in the store and an ISIS flag has been placed in the window. Martin Place is the main financial area of the Sydney CBD.
  • Lebanon detains Islamic State leader Baghdadi's wife

    12/02/2014 1:40:27 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 2 December 2014 | BBC
    Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and son of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the Syrian border, the army says. The pair, whose names were not given, were picked up by military intelligence after entering Lebanon 10 days ago.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda plot to blow up 5 passenger planes in Christmas 'spectacular'

    11/30/2014 6:34:20 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | November 30, 2014 | Donal MacIntyre
    TERRORISTS are plotting to blow up five European passenger jets in a Christmas "spectacular", security experts say. The threat has been taken so seriously it came close to leading to an outright ban on all hand luggage, a senior insider has revealed. Mobile phones and electronic devices could still be banned from plane cabins, with the threat of a 9/11-style coordinated attack on London and other major cities feared imminent. The warning comes as Whitehall officials admit that a terror strike on the UK is now "almost inevitable" particularly with British jihadis returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State in...
  • Ugly ouster: 'Frustrated' Hagel faces unfair sniping on way out, says McCain

    11/24/2014 11:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Sources told FoxNews.com that Obama's dissatisfaction with Hagel, as well as a desire to shake up the cabinet following the devastating midterm elections, played a role in the president seeking Hagel's ouster. ďMake no mistake, Secretary Hagel was fired,Ē a senior U.S. official with close knowledge of the situation told Fox News. This same official discounted Pentagon claims it was a mutual decision claiming President Obama has lost confidence in Hagel and that the White House had been planning to announce his exit for weeks. ďThe president felt he had to fire someone. He fired the only Republican in his...
  • Abdul-Rahman Kassig: US hostage 'killed by IS'

    11/16/2014 5:05:59 AM PST · by dennisw · 54 replies
    bbc. ^ | 16 November 2014
    <p>This is perhaps the most elaborate and graphic of all the murder videos posted online by IS.</p> <p>Much of it is taken up with a recent history lesson on Iraq and Syria as seen through the eyes of the jihadists. But the latter part shows a mass beheading of Syrian prisoners in revolting, lingering detail.</p>
  • Islamic State commanders liable for mass war crimes: U.N.

    11/14/2014 9:05:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    ARY ^ | 11-14-2014
    Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a ďmassive scaleĒ in northeast Syria, where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, U.N. investigators said on Friday. Their report, based on over 300 interviews with witnesses and victims, called on world powers to bring the commanders before the International Criminal Court for both war crimes and crimes against humanity. ďIn carrying out mass killings of captured fighters and civilians following military assaults, ISIS (Islamic State) members have perpetrated egregious violations of binding international humanitarian law and the war crime of murder on a massive...
  • Graphic IS video claims US aid worker beheaded

    11/16/2014 2:05:36 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 11/16/14
    -snip- In the nearly 16-minute video uploaded to social networks on Sunday, a black-clad militant with his face concealed stands before a severed head that he claims is that of the U.S. aid worker.
  • Islamic State Group Says It Will Mint Its Own Coins

    11/14/2014 4:42:19 PM PST · by misanthrope · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday November 14, 2014 5:02 AM
    CAIRO (AP) ó The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency ó the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi instructed his followers to mint the coins to "change the tyrannical monetary system" modelled on Western economies that "enslaved Muslims."
  • Islamic StateóAPEC A Fizzer - G20 Promises No Better

    11/13/2014 5:01:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | David Singer
    Hopefully the Beijing babble will give way to serious business in Brisbane The 2014 APEC Conference in Beijing this past week has been and gone and the G20 Conference in Brisbane is taking place in Brisbane this weekend. If the APEC Conference is any guide the world leaders assembled in Australia will have little to say about the meteoric rise of Islamic State (IS) over the past six months and the threat to world peace and security Islamic State poses. Expectations were high that Islamic State would be discussed at the APEC Conference.
  • Archeology: Evidence scant for ancient Muslims in America

    11/08/2014 10:50:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    Columbus Post-Dispatch ^ | Saturday November 1, 2014 | Bradley Lepper
    Francaviglia does not dispute that Muslims could have beaten Columbus to the New World. They certainly possessed the technological expertise to have done so; but, so far, there is no reliable evidence that they did. There are, however, very good reasons for thinking that they didn't. Arab maps were the best in the world, but none of the existing early maps demonstrates any knowledge of the Americas. Arabs also were prolific writers. Francaviglia thinks itís virtually impossible that Arab explorers discovered the Americas and made no mention of the fact. Why then is the supposed pre-Columbian Muslim discovery of America...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/08/2014 7:59:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11/07/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014ís ďbig shockers,Ē they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled ďThe Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.Ē Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who pioneered the videotaping of beheadings...
  • Source says reported letter from Obama to Ayatollah Ďf***s up everything'

    11/06/2014 7:38:35 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2014
    <p>President Obama reportedly penned a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month discussing their shared interest in fighting the Islamic State -- a development one congressional source told Fox News "f***s up everything."</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that, according to people briefed on the letter, Obama wrote to Khamenei in the middle of last month and stressed that any cooperation on dealing with the Islamic State, or ISIS, was tied to Iran striking a deal over its nuclear program. The U.S., Iran and other negotiators are facing a Nov. 24 deadline for such a deal.</p>
  • Ebola and ISIS -- the Similarities

    11/02/2014 2:03:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/14 | Obie Usategui
    May God save America from Ebola and from terrorism The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, a two-year-old boy in a rainforest village of southern Guinea, by the name of Emile Ouanmouno was the first known victim of the Ebola virus. Virtually no...
  • Federal judge refuses government request to close terrorism hearing

    11/02/2014 4:22:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/31/14 | Jason Meisner
    A federal judge Friday refused a government request to close her courtroom for a hearing next week for a Bolingbrook teen charged with attempting to go abroad to join the extremist group Islamic State.. Prosecutors had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox to restrict access of the public and the news media during the Monday detention hearing for Mohammed Hamzah Khan because of "privacy concerns" involving two minors connected to Khan's case but not charged with any wrongdoing. In her four-page ruling, Cox said prosecutors had not met their burden to show that closing the proceedings would outweigh the "value...
  • RPT: ISIS Eyeing Ebola As Biological Weapon

    10/31/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 31, 2014 1:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    ISIS terrorists are reportedly urging supporters to use a new weapon against the West. A Spanish official claims ISIS is exploring how to use Ebola as a biological weapon. Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials say the constant coalition airstrikes are not slowing the tide of 1,000 foreign fighters who join with the terrorists each month. Ö
  • FBI Arrests Show Islamic State Poses Homeland Threat

    08/13/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The FBI arrest of a North Carolina jihadist brings to five the number of ISIS-tied Muslim Americans captured. It's time the president took the terror group's anti-U.S. rants more seriously. The influence that this vicious successor to al-Qaida in Iraq is exerting inside our own borders is clearly growing. Obama must do more to take out its leaders abroad while increasing scrutiny inside our Muslim community to ferret out recruits. Last week, the FBI arrested Donald Ray Morgan on AK-47 and other weapons charges as the North Carolina native tried to re-enter the U.S. from Lebanon, where agents...
  • Obama fights Ebola, not ISIS, retreats on battlefield but wages war against weather

    10/29/2014 7:58:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Pete Hegseth
    What are we to make of a president who wonít fight a terrorist army ó but will deploy 3,000 Marines to fight Ebola? An administration that pre-emptively announces troop withdrawals while, in the next breath, declares global warming the greatest threat to America?A White House that wonít make a single phone call to free a decorated Marine in Mexico ó but will trade five Taliban terrorists with American blood on their hands for a likely deserter? Our ďambivalent-AmericanĒ leadership lacks the moral foundation ó let alone moral compass ó to distinguish between right and wrong, good and bad, righteousness and...