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  • How ISIS controls life, from birth to foosball

    04/21/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2015 | Atika Shubert
    It has all the key points you'd expect on a birth certificate -- baby's weight, length and date of birth confirmed with an official insignia. The difference here is the governing authority's stamp: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It's one of many official documents relating to matters such as vaccination schedules, fishing methods and rent disputes in the areas now controlled by ISIS.
  • Inside the female jihadist training group: Female fanatics chant as they are trained to use [tr]

    04/10/2015 6:44:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2015 | Tom Wyke
    A chilling new jihadi video has emerged on social media, showing a new militia of female jihadis firing machine guns and practising drills in Syria. All of the women are fully veiled, making it hard to identify individuals but it is possible the group may be linked to Islamic State. Standing on their parade ground, the radical women are shown shouting jihad slogans and attempting to use their AK 47 rifles.
  • Police Cover-up of Child Sex Abuse in Sheffield ‘Bigger Than Rotherham’

    03/28/2015 9:44:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2015 | Oliver Lane
    South Yorkshire Police has covered up abuse on a “massive” scale in the former industrial city turned multicultural melting-pot, a retired veteran police officer has claimed, remarking in an interview the abuse was “bigger than Rotherham”.
  • White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows

    03/21/2015 12:41:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The White House is stepping up its antagonism toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this week’s elections, signaling that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel. The sharpened tone indicates that the Obama administration may be re-evaluating its relationship with its closest ally in the Middle East, having lost patience with Mr. Netanyahu in the closing days of an election campaign in which he spotlighted deep disagreements with President Obama over a Palestinian state and a nuclear deal with Iran. “You reach a tipping point,” said...
  • 3 Brooklyn Men Who Allegedly Plotted to Travel to Syria to Join ISIS,

    02/26/2015 5:27:57 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 17 replies
    NBC Channel 4 New York ^ | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 | By Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette and Kevin Nious
    Three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS and posted online messages about planting a bomb on Coney Island and shooting police officers were taken into custody during FBI terror raids Wednesday, authorities said. The men, 24- and 30-year-old Uzbekistan citizens and a 19-year-old Kazakhstan citizen who all lived in Brooklyn, allegedly planned to return to New York to commit a domestic act of terror if they failed to join the group overseas, law enforcement officials said. The youngest man, identified in a criminal complaint as Akhror Saidakhmetov, allegedly posted on an Uzbek-language website in...
  • Islamic tribunal in Dallas draws criticism and clients

    02/24/2015 9:14:42 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/23/2015 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    An Islamic tribunal, launched in Dallas last year to settle civil disputes among the growing Muslim population, is drawing quarrels over its use of Shariah law. Opponents fear it would open the door to extreme practices and corporal punishment linked to Shariah law in certain Muslim-majority countries. Still others argue it would replace the U.S. Constitution. But organizers say the panel of arbitrators issues nonbinding decisions on matters such as business disputes and religious divorces. They note its parallels with Jewish rabbinical courts and Catholic tribunals. The very word “Shariah” invokes backlash from those who don’t understand it and use...
  • Why Obama Won’t Call the Jihadis Islamic

    02/24/2015 4:25:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama aroused controversy over his affinity with Islam yet again in February 2015, when a photo surfaced from the U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in August 2014, showing Obama passing by a group of African delegates with his right index finger raised in a gesture strongly reminiscent of the Islamic State’s now notorious one-finger salute.
  • Why aren’t Islamic State terrorists Islamic terrorist?

    02/23/2015 6:58:51 AM PST · by John David Powell · 15 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 2/23/2015 | John David Powell
    The White House Summit on Combating Violent Extremism ended last week with much politically correct discussion, but no definite plan on how to combat violent extremism, and certainly no willingness to define it. We use common definitions so family members, colleagues, and other nations understand whatever it is we wish to communicate in whatever form we believe is best, whether in words, music, signs, or symbols. Common and easily understood definitions are essential when conveying simple or complex concepts. Even though I spent my formative years in rural Illinois, I do believe I understand the difference between violent extremism and...
  • Rudy Giuliani WON’T BACK DOWN as Megyn Kelly GRILLS him on his Obama comments

    02/19/2015 7:34:57 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 163 replies
    theRightScoop ^ | 2/19/2015 | right scoop
    Megyn Kelly really grilled Rudy Giuliani on his comments where he said Obama doesn’t love this country. But Giuliani wouldn’t fold, standing firm, even doubling down on why he believes Obama doesn’t love this country.
  • Message to your Churches Ministorial Staff

    02/19/2015 8:30:01 AM PST · by TNoldman · 20 replies
    02/19/2015 | TNoldman
    Our country is in danger. Our President is asleep at his Post. Our Military is restrained. What can we do? I am being encouraged to ask the FReeper Community to direct their Church's Ministorial Staff to direct the total Congregation to solicit our Federal Government to act quickly and decisively against the ISIS Islamic Terrorists. I believe we need to act as the Christian Crusaders did against Islamic Terrorists hundreds of years ago. The ISIS Islamic Terrorists must be totally eliminated for the good of Christianity and the World.
  • Wouldn't It Be Advisable to Exterminate As Many ISIS Scum as Is Military Possible RIGHT NOW?

    02/17/2015 10:08:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Making an example of the so-called 'Islamic State' by promptly killing as many as we can find (at least in Iraq and Syria) would stop the movement in it's bloody tracks -while serving as an example to would-be jihadis and their backers worldwide, for years to come. And almost everybody else on Earth would be far better off without them. Pacifism and half-measures have not gotten the job done, nor has hiding from the threat of radical Islam in general, and ISIS in particular- they just keep getting closer, and closer, and closer...When I see these pictures of them marching...
  • Islam: Banned for Blasphemy?

    02/16/2015 7:31:51 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Soon after Muslim gunmen killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo offices..., the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)—the... second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations—is again renewing calls for the United Nations to criminalize “blasphemy” against Islam, or what it more ecumenically calls, the “defamation of religions.” Yet the OIC seems to miss one grand irony: if international laws would ban cartoons, books, and films on the basis that they defame Islam, they would also, by logical extension, have to ban the entire religion of Islam itself—the only religion whose core texts actively and unequivocally defame other religions, including by...
  • 9 Investigates: Dad protests Islamic lessons at school

    02/09/2015 10:05:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 2-9-2015 | Hassan Shibly, executive director
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A history book used in school districts across the state is sparking controversy in Seminole County. A parent called 9 Investigates after finding out his son was learning too much about the Islamic religion in a public classroom. Ron Wagner read from part of his son's world history book, "There is no god, but God. Muhamad is the messenger of God." Raw: School district spokesman storms out of interview Raw: Full interview with school district Wagner is not reading the Five Pillars of Islam from the Quran, but rather his son's 10th-grade world history book from...
  • Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

    01/31/2015 12:46:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | January 31, 2015 | Sinan Salaheddin and Sameer N. Yacoub
    When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas. Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded around 2,000 books — including children's stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes on sports, health, culture and science — into six pickup trucks. They left only Islamic texts. The rest? "These books promote infidelity and call for disobeying Allah. So they will be burned," a bearded militant in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing...
  • Pamela Geller, Breitbart: Sharia Tribunal in Texas: This Is How It Starts

    01/29/2015 3:15:15 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 50 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 29, 2015 | Robert Soencer
    The new Sharia tribunal in Texas is all “voluntary,” you see, so there is absolutely nothing for you Infidels to be worried about. The only catch is that we have seen how those “voluntary” tribunals worked out in Britain. “‘Voluntary’ Sharia Tribunal in Texas: This Is How It Starts,” by Pamela Geller, Breitbart, January 28, 2015: Breitbart Texas confirmed Tuesday that “an Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law” is indeed operating in Texas. But not to worry: an attorney for the tribunal assures us that participation is “voluntary,” and one of the Sharia judges, Dr. Taher El-badawi, says it’s devoted only...
  • ISLAMIC ALARM ALERT: Shariah Law Implanted in America! What/Where Are The Dangers?

    01/28/2015 6:16:06 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 68 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    IN order to internalize the grave danger America is in – relative to the injection of Shariah Law - one must first recognize why ANY semblance of Shariah Law implanted within America is a clear and present danger. Civil, criminal, Shariah financing laws…makes no diff. SPECIFICALLY, the Muslim Brotherhood’s overall plan is to subsume all of America under the boot of Shariah, not “just” the Muslim community. They are deadly serious, and their track record attests as much. Don’t dare to dismiss their American (and global) designs. AT its base, Shariah Law is a knock out blow (despite protestations to...
  • Obama: I'm 'Stopping' Islamic States 'Advance'

    01/20/2015 5:51:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    President Obama won't claim victory of the Islamic State. But in tonight's State of the Union he will say that he (or "American leadership") is "stopping" its "advance." "In Iraq and Syria, American leadership – including our military power – is stopping ISIL’s advance," Obama will say, according to excerpts released by the White House. "Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group. We’re also supporting a moderate opposition in Syria that can help us in this effort, and...
  • Islam, and the Tail of a Scorpion

    01/19/2015 9:15:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    People are dying, Islamic jihadists are killing those people, and Muslims are accusing the violence on anyone that dares to launch criticism of the violence committed by Muslims Islam does not apologize, does not assimilate, and does not accept any other law than Muslim law. Their goal is absolute domination. Anything or anyone that says otherwise is either lying, or have been fooled into believing lies. Freedom of Speech, according to Muslims, according to the socialists, and according to the liberal left appeasers, must be curbed. You are allowed to say whatever you want, as long as it fits into...
  • Journalism after #CharlieHebdo

    01/18/2015 10:01:52 AM PST · by GilGil · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/18/2015 | Olivier Knox
    “We've gone from being in the crossfire to being ... right in the crosshairs,” said Charlie Sennott, executive director of the GroundTruth Project and the co-founder of Global Post, the news outlet James Foley was working for when he was abducted and later killed by the so-called Islamic State. “This is a new front that has been opened up by Islamic extremists in the last few years, where they are going out and targeting journalists.”
  • Dem lawmaker: Islamic radicals at 'war' with US (visa waivers for terrorists?)

    01/17/2015 6:24:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday that Islamic extremists were at war with the United States, and urged the Obama administration to adopt the same view. "I'm upset that the president and the White House...is not actually saying this is a war that the Islamic extremists are posing against the United States and against the West," she said during an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Friday. In the same interview, Gabbard referred to the threat posed by “this radical Islamic extremist agenda." The White House has tried to avoid using the...
  • A rising Islamic world: We are coming for you!

    01/15/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 15, 2015
    "An awakening and rising Islamic world — a more militant faith than Christianity or secularism — is saying to the West: We want you out of our part of the world, and we are coming to your part of the world, and you cannot stop us." - Pat Buchanan. See here. There are still some, including sadly many within the Church such as Bishop Robert McManus, who believe that the Church and the West can "dialogue" with Islam, which is a manifestation of Antichrist. Apparently the message of 9/11 was lost on such people. The date of this heinous and...
  • 'Homeland' may avoid a Muslim terrorist storyline next season (but won't shy away from controversy)

    01/13/2015 3:43:35 AM PST · by mykroar · 12 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 1/12/15 | James Hibbard
    The network’s president, David Nevins, says the show’s writer-producer Alex Gansa might find a fresh antagonist for CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) to tackle when the show returns later this year. But the executive also firmly emphasized a decision has not yet been made and the story’s villain will be chosen for creative reasons— and to avoid repetition— rather than the recent terror attacks in Europe. “Where they’re going to go next year is a little bit up in the air,” Nevins told critics at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour Monday. “We’re not necessarily going to...
  • Is Obama Afraid to Offend a Bunch of Blood-Thirsty Islamic Terrorists With Big Knives?

    01/12/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by Stayfree · 23 replies
    Self | January 12, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    Rumor has it that while the brave world leaders marched the streets of Paris, Obama was cowering under his desk sucking his thumb and Holder missed the march because he was too busy telling journalists why violent Muslim Jihadists have nothing to do with Islam....... REALLY!
  • BBC reports five hostages killed in Paris kosher supermarket

    01/09/2015 8:55:39 AM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 61 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/9/2014 | BBC
    A woman in tears approached French police outside the kosher supermarket where hostages were held captive by a gunman in northeast Paris, saying her 37-year-old daughter just managed to call from the supermarket and told her five people have already been killed, the BBC reported. The daughter said many hostages were in the basement of the supermarket. The conversation was interrupted by other hostages making the woman stop talking for her own safety. There is no official confirmation of these claims.
  • 'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist

    01/09/2015 8:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2015 | Keely Lockhart
    Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, were murdered. The video description says that it is "a message for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists", and was uploaded to the group's Belgian account. In the clip, a figure wearing the group's symbolic Guy Fawkes mask is seated in front of a desk with the hashtag #OpCharlieHebdo - which stands for Operation Charlie Hebdo - featured on screen. The figure, whose voice is obscured says: "We are declaring war against you, the...
  • French Authorities Dealing With Two Hostage-Taking Situations

    01/09/2015 7:10:38 AM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    CBSDC ^ | Jan 9, 2015
    French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.[snip] This siege is happening as another hostage situation is taking place at a kosher supermarket in Paris. CBS News reports that an armed gunman has taken five people hostage. AFP reports that two people have died. Paris authorities identified the suspect as Amedy Coulibaly. He is believed, along with his girlfriend Hayat Boumeddienne, to be behind the shooting death of...
  • David Wood and Osama Abdallah debate: Is the Islamic State Islamic? (video)

    01/01/2015 2:00:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 1/1/15 | Robert Spencer
    The answer would be obvious were it not for the denial and obfuscation of Western political and religious (Muslim and non-Muslim) leaders. In this intriguing debate, Osama Abdallah spreads more of that fog, but David Wood clears it away.
  • ‘ISLAMIC STATE’ – Seven Impressions Of A Difficult Journey (First Hand Account)

    12/28/2014 5:07:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Jürgen Todenhöfer ^ | December 28, 2014 | Jürgen Todenhöfer
    Dear friends, we are slowly recovering from the stress the journey into the “Islamic State” has induced on us. Frederic, my son, has lost several pounds. Of course, I have been aware that both, meeting with ISIS and American and Syrian bomb attacks, could put me into high risk. In Mosul, low-flying US aircraft circled over us numerous times. And our “apartment” in the Syrian town Raqqa was largely destroyed by a Syrian bomb while we were staying in Mosul, Iraq. Hence, our last night in Raqqa had to be spent in a bombed-out and glass-splittered apartment. It’s difficult to...
  • ( Islamic State ) Women And Girls Forced Into ISIS Sex Slavery Attempt Suicide

    12/23/2014 10:17:31 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 23, 2014
    Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. IS militants have overrun swathes of Iraq since June, declared a cross-border caliphate also encompassing parts of neighbouring Syria, and carried out a litany of abuses in both countries. The group has targeted Yazidis and other minorities in north Iraq in a campaign that rights group Amnesty said amounted to ethnic cleansing, murdering civilians and enslaving others for a fate that some captives consider even worse than death. "Many of those...
  • IS(IS) has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

    12/21/2014 3:42:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday. An activist opposed to both IS and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is well-known to the British business broadsheet, said he had "verified 100 executions" of foreign IS fighters trying to leave the jihadist group's de facto capital.
  • ( Islamic State ) IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

    12/20/2014 7:14:02 AM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    afp ^ | December 20, 2014
    The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa ... Some jihadists have become disillusioned with the realities of fighting in Syria ... between 30 and 50 Britons want to return but fear they face jail, according to researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, which had been contacted by one of the jihadists speaking on their behalf.
  • ( Moslem ) Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

    12/20/2014 7:07:31 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2014 | HARUNA UMAR
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. ... have killed thousands of people in a 5-year uprising that has driven some 1.6 million from their homes.
  • Netanyahu on Australia cafe siege: International Islamic terror does not know borders

    12/15/2014 11:29:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] & Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Herb Keinon
    Rome - Emerging from a a three-hour meeting in Rome with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´ s first comments related to the siege on the cafe in Sydney Australia that ended shortly before. Netanyahu sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and the Australian people. He said that International Islamic terror does not know borders, and the struggle against it needs to be global. (Snip) Netanyahu then discussed the focus of his meeting with Kerry saying that Israel will “do everything possible” to make sure that the UN Security Council does not impose
  • Australia: Hostages taken in Sydney chocolate shop, Islamic jihad flag seen

    12/14/2014 4:30:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14
    This story is breaking now. Live stream here. “A man is holding several people hostage at Martin Place cafe,” News.com.au, December 15, 2014 (thanks to Jill): AT LEAST one armed man is holding several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place in Sydney. There are hostages standing with their hands up at the windows in the popular Lindt chocolate shop, which has two or three entrances. There is also a black and white flag being held up in a window. It is believed to be the Black Standard, a jihadist flag. Staff in shop aprons can be seen with...
  • Muslims Capture Christians, Take Them To Slaughterhouses, Dissect Them While They Are Still Alive

    12/13/2014 12:30:39 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Shoebat ^ | November 3, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslim Albanians in Kosovo are capturing Christians, dissecting them alive, tearing out their organs, killing the victims, and then selling the organs to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the two major nations of the Antichrist. We learned this from a local Serbian Christian and veteran Special Forces officer in Serbia’s military, named Lazar. We interviewed him and this is the information he conveyed to us. He said “They also kill people and sell their organs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.” He then said, They abduct people in Kosovo, Serbian people — in some cases Albanian people — and they take their...
  • Report: Islamic State Claims ‘Radioactive Device’ Now in Europe

    12/08/2014 4:01:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/8/14 | Adam Kredo
    An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS) claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief released Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group. “A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter user Muslim-Al-Britani, who claims to be a freelance jihadist weapons maker now working alongside IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS), according to tweets captured and disseminated by SITE.
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

    11/24/2014 6:27:55 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 31 replies
    http://www.Businessinsider.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Michael B Kelley/Hunter Walker
    Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, The New York Times reported on Monday. A senior administration official subsequently confirmed to Business Insider that Hagel would resign Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/report-defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-is-resigning-2014-11#ixzz3JzprGedA
  • White Widow terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite who was married to 7/7 bomber is 'killed by sniper in

    11/12/2014 9:39:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2014 | Will Stewart
    A British woman terrorist suspect dubbed the 'White Widow' has been killed in Ukraine, it was claimed on Wednesday. Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago, alleged Regnum news agency in Moscow. One of Britain's most wanted people, she was reported last month as fighting for the Islamic State's terrorists in Syria. The extraordinary Russian claim could not be verified last night.
  • Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

    11/07/2014 7:56:30 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2014 | By Phil Stewart and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON
    The US military has drawn up plans to significantly increase the number of American forces in Iraq, which now total around 1,400, as Washington seeks to bolster Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State, US officials told Reuters on Friday. The US aims to help advise and train Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State fighters who swept into much of northern Iraq.
  • ISIS releases sickening video clip showing Syrian woman being stoned to death by group of men

    10/21/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hall
    Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq have released a sickening video of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men - including her own father. The shocking footage is understood to have been filmed in the city of Hama and shows a bearded cleric ranting at the woman in Arabic and accusing her adultery while she pleads for her life. The woman turns to her father and begs his forgiveness but he coldly rejects her, saying he would rather please God. He then turns to the men to give the signal for his daughter's...
  • ISIS Delivers ‘Shock and Awe’

    10/16/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 18 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 10/16/2014 | Eric Pianin
    Early this year, Islamic State forces showed a powerful new side to their murderous military operation by knocking out five of the Iraq Army’s M1A1 Abrams tanks with anti-tank guided missiles and shooting down six of the army’s helicopters with a light anti-aircraft gun and rocket launchers while damaging 60 others. The New York Times quoted a U.S. official in June as saying that, in all, 28 Iraqi Army Abrams tanks had been damaged in fighting with the militants, including the five that suffered “ full armor penetration” when struck by the anti-tank missiles. As for the helicopters either destroyed...
  • US “ally” Turkey bombs Kurds opposed to the Islamic State

    10/14/2014 1:38:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/14/14 | Robert Spencer
    The old Cold War web of alliances is badly outdated. Rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey is no friend of the United States. But to admit the patently obvious reality would be “Islamophobic.” Turkey wants to take advantage of the chaos to reestablish its own caliphate, and for that goal the Islamic State may be useful. “Mideast crisis widens as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants,” by Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk, Reuters, October 14, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): (Reuters) – War against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq threatened on Tuesday to unravel the delicate peace in neighbouring Turkey after the Turkish...
  • Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home, shows signs of trauma

    09/28/2014 9:40:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | September 26, 2014
    Kidnapped ‘Chibok girl’ returns after five months in captivity. Spends initial night of freedom screaming ‘They will kill me!’ ... Some 276 female students were abducted by Nigeria's Islamic militant Boko Haram fighters from the Government Secondary School where they had gathered to write final examinations in the early hours of April 15. Fifty-seven escaped by themselves that night or the following day - some by jumping from the open-backed trucks that transported them and clinging to branches of low-hanging trees.
  • Obama's U.N. Rallying Cry: World Must Dismantle ISIS 'Network of Death'

    09/24/2014 8:46:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2014 | Staff
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday sought to rally the world and especially Muslim countries to join the American fight against ISIS militants — a “network of death” that he said must be destroyed. Speaking at the United Nations, two days after the United States escalated its campaign against the militants with a barrage of airstrikes in Syria, Obama called on countries to counter the extremism and sectarian conflict that allow terrorism to flourish. “No God condones this terror,” he told the General Assembly in New York. “No grievance justifies these actions. There can be no reasoning — no negotiation —...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Democrats Block Bill to Stop Americans Who Join ISIS from Returning to US

    09/20/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT · by walford · 26 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 09/19/2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today asked for unanimous consent on his bill, the Expatriate Terrorist Act of 2014, that would strip Americans who join ISIS of their citizenship. Senator Hirono, D-Hawaii, objected. In his remarks offering the bill, Sen. Cruz discussed the rising threat of ISIS, his concerns with President Obama’s plans to arm the Free Syrian Army, and the support then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once gave to legislation, introduced in 2010 by former Senators Joe Lieberman and Scott Brown, that closely mirrors the ETA of 2014. Specifically Sen. Cruz said: “All too often the...
  • The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia

    09/20/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9-20-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive. And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death. Women will be treated as chattel and face institutionalized abuse. Islamic-supremacist ideology, with its incitements to jihad and conquest, with its virulent hostility toward the West, will spew from the mosques onto the streets....
  • Islamic State Militants Ban Mathematics, Social Studies for Children

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

    09/16/2014 11:11:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: September 10, 2014 | 0B-1
    Now let’s make two things clear: 1. ISIL is not Islamic. The vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. Sunni, never harm Shitt nor v-v). Further- more, neither detests the other so deeply as they mutually frown on the Iban / Wahab. 2. ISIL(+East) is certainly not a state, rather (it is a notaMuz) Cartel Calliefatethingy. High commissioner, Diversity = good, so we must assist the young & emerging callifiate into UN legitimacy, (non Islamic), Muslim Brotherhood principals and califfada long held imparities. This week, I have ordered our military to re-outfit with Jordan Flight Runner, non-boot ground contact...
  • Slave to Terror ( Islamic State )

    09/16/2014 12:45:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Mashanle ^ | Sept. 18, 2005 | Emily Feldman
    Sold to an ISIS leader and held captive for a month, Amsha Alyas tells the story of her escape. DUHOK, Iraq — When the young woman who had been taken as war treasure by an Islamic State leader returned to her family after a harrowing escape, it was as if she had risen from the dead. ... “We knew thousands of women had been sold.” His daughter, Amsha Ali Alyas, a 19-year-old with a voice as soft as her features, wasn't actually sold but rather hand-picked by an ISIS leader who was so enamored with her that he was willing...