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  • Pamela Geller Has Co-Pilot's FB Page WITH Arabic Background

    03/27/2015 6:25:40 AM PDT · by bboop · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugged ^ | March 26, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Go to article, please. It is long but at the bottom is the FB page I originally saw, with 'Congratulations to our Holy Martyr.' I trust Pamela Geller - seems solid enough. I am gathering data on this, because I think Islam is the missing link in this crash. This is some of the data I've seen on it. Sorry, too early to post body of thread with minimal computer skills.
  • Good Enemies - Part III

    03/26/2015 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Ragnarok-N-Roll · 9 replies
    GOOD ENEMIES PART I CAN BE READ HERE: GOOD ENEMIES PART II CAN BE READ HERE: DAILY UPDATES ON CURRENT ISLAMIC EVENTS CAN BE READ ON THE ENEMY IN THE GATES THREAD: CHAPTER 3 – THE PLAN The four stages of Islamic Conquest of a nation have been listed as the following: STAGE 1: INFILTRATION Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host societyMosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country and cultureThreatened legal action for perceived discriminationOffers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cellsEfforts to convert...
  • Chechnya Speaker Vows To Arm Mexico If U.S. Gives Weapons To Ukraine

    03/26/2015 4:21:19 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 42 replies
    The head of the legislature in Russia's Chechnya region says that Russia will provide arms to Mexico if Washington supplies weapons to Ukraine. Chechen Parliament Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov said the arms would be aimed at reigniting U.S.-Mexican disputes over “territories annexed by the United States in the American states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and part of Wyoming.”  “We will perceive arms shipments to Ukraine as a signal to respond in kind,” Abdurakhmanov said in a March 24 statement posted on the Chechen parliament’s website. Abdurakhmanov is a close associate of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed strongman who...
  • Jihadists decapitate Malian accused of informing for French army

    03/22/2015 2:35:11 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 3/22/2015 50 minutes ago
    Jihadists decapitate Malian accused of informing for French armyBamako (AFP) - Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) decapitated a Malian this week that they accused of aiding France's anti-jihadist operation in the region, security sources said Saturday. "A Malian civilian accused of collaborating with French forces in the Barkhane operation was executed and decapitated by AQIM this week," a military source with the United Nations' MINUSMA mission in Mali said of Thursday's killing in the marketplace in Tichift, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Timbuktu.
  • Islamic State launches step-by-step dossier for Aussie jihadists==>Syria

    03/22/2015 2:26:53 PM PDT · by wtd
    News.com.au ^ | 3/22/2015 9:14PM
    Islamic State launches step-by-step dossier for Aussie jihadists on how to get to frontline in Syria THE Islamic State has launched a step-by-step dossier to help would-be Australian jihadists flee the country and fight alongside the terror group. The online guide, posted to sympathisers’ social media network on March 14, includes details and advice on how to use a vast online support network on home soil and, ultimately, slip through security cracks. The support network was the very one used by Melbourne suicide bomber Jake Bilardi, who boasted in a blog of the ease of getting to Syria and...
  • ISIS publishes 'kill list' online of names, photos and addresses of 100 US military members

    03/21/2015 6:10:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    DailyMail and Reuters ^ | 21 March 2015 | By Evan Bleier For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    A division of ISIS published a 'kill list' containing the names, photos and addresses of 100 US military members online and called upon its 'brothers residing in America' to kill them. The list was posted online by the 'Islamic State Hacking Division'. The group claimed it hacked several military servers, databases and emails to obtain the information. The ISHD said it wants 'lone wolf' attackers to go after the military members and 'kill them wherever you find them'. The list did appear to match up with information which was available online, TheBlaze reported. The posting read: 'With the huge amount...
  • Mysterious Event at the New Orleans Airport

    03/21/2015 4:13:01 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 25 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 March 15 | Unattributed
    There was a violent incident last night at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport involving a machete-wielding attacker carrying Molotov Cocktails in a bag charging a security screening checkpoint and wounding a TSA agent. An alert and sharp shooting Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy put 3 rounds into the attacker and ended it there, thus preventing a possible horrendous incident. We’ve attached a PDF of the New Orleans airport perp’s Facebook page. Plenty of fruitcake stuff on there. But the claim to be from Saudi Arabia is right there on the left.
  • DHS IG: TSA GRANTED EXPEDITED SCREENING TO FORMER MEMBER OF ‘DOMESTIC’ TERROR GROUP

    03/21/2015 1:40:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) granted expedited screening privileges to a former member of a “domestic” terror group convicted of explosives-related crimes, “creating a significant aviation security breach,” reports a government watchdog. TSA agents were aware that the traveler had been improperly cleared to use expedited airport security lanes. Nevertheless, the individual was allowed through to his flight on June 29, 2014, reveals the inspector general (IG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a partially redacted report. TSA is a component of DHS. “Mitigating and reducing passenger screening vulnerabilities is important to our nation’s aviation security,” said DHS...
  • 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...
  • Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

    03/20/2015 9:44:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Conversation ^ | March 20 2015 | Caroline Varin
    Nigeria has drafted “hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa” in its fight against Boko Haram. South Africans have a long-standing reputation as being among the best mercenaries in the world, and have been present in one form or another in most African conflicts for the past two decades.
  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • PLO Calls On International Community To Isolate Israel

    03/19/2015 9:53:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    bernama.com ^ | March 9, 2015
    RAMALLAH, March 20 (Bernama) -- The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) urged the international community to economically and politically isolate the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The appeal was made Thursday by the PLO executive committee which convened in the West Bank city of Ramallah and chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Xinhua news agency reported. "The rightwing's success in the Israeli elections should urge all regional and global powers to be more firm towards the Israeli manner which aims to destroy chances of achieving peace," the PLO said in a statement. The committee accused Netanyahu of leading...
  • Call on Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina Legislators to Reject Anti-Muslim Laws

    03/18/2015 8:34:51 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Email posted on Campaign.R20 Constantcontact.com ^ | 18 March 15 | Council on American Islamic Relations
    (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/18/15) -- CAIR is calling on residents of Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina who value constitutional freedom and civil liberties to contact their state representatives or governor and ask them to veto or stop consideration of unconstitutional, anti-Muslim legislation. Nearly all bill sponsors have admitted these bills are designed to attack the religious principles of Islam or target Muslim communities. For the past five years CAIR has witnessed a trend of state level support for legislation known as "anti-foreign law" or "American Laws for American Courts." Previously, supporters of anti-foreign laws sought to make following the religious...
  • Christians Destroy Almost All Of The Mosques In Central Africa

    03/18/2015 7:08:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Shoebot ^ | 03-18-2015 | Ted
    Christians in the Central African Republic have destroyed almost all of the mosques in their country, obliterating 417 of the nation’s 436 mosques. This was done as a result of the horrific persecutions done by jihadists against Christians, who have decided to wipe out the problem from its root, and that is Islam. I did a whole video on this
  • Keeping up with the jihadis: Mothers living under ISIS post photographs of their children and [tr]

    03/18/2015 7:57:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | John Hall
    Depraved mothers who gave up their lives in the West to live under the rule of Islamic State terrorists in Syria are taking photographs of their newborn children sleeping alongside handguns and assault rifles in a sickening game of one-upmanship on social media. Featuring titles such as 'The Little Terrorist' and 'Generation Kilafah', the chilling images show innocent children being forced to embrace their parents' extremism in ISIS' de facto capital Raqqa. While some shots feature children so young that they are unlikely to be aware of the significance of the photographs, another shows a masked young girl of around...
  • 'We're thirsty for your blood': Playboy jihadi's widow poses with her gun-toting 'clique' of [tr]

    03/18/2015 8:01:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | Daniel Piotrowski
    An Australian jihadist widow has shared a series of propaganda pictures she says shows her 'five star jihad' lifestyle - and says she and other female jihadists are 'thirsty' for the blood of her former countrymen. In photographs posted to a Twitter account believed to belong to former Melbourne woman Zehra Duman, several women are pictured standing under an Islamic State flag, reclining against a clean white BMW M5, wielding machine guns and dressed from head to toe in black Islamic dress. In one tweet, Duman said: 'US + Australia, how does it feel that all 5 of us were...
  • Ali Sina: The Dilemma of Islamic Terrorism

    03/17/2015 4:05:46 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 4 replies
    Ali Sina ^ | 1/29/15 | Ali SIna
    The recent massacres in Paris of the staff of Charlie Hebdo and the Jews in a kosher supermarket, and the increasing incidences of butchering young people coming out of pubs have made more people concerned about the rise of terrorism. Tens of thousands have come out to demonstrate. Since the 9/11 attack on New York and the Pentagon in 2001, there have been close to 25,000 terrorist attacks worldwide, all of which were perpetrated in the name of Islam. That is about 5 terrorist attacks every day. So far two million people have been killed and a similar number are...
  • President Obama Blame Bush For Rise Of ISIS

    03/17/2015 1:50:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Charles Spiering
    President Obama blamed former President George W. Bush for the rapid rise of Islamic State terrorists, and says the terrorist group is a consequence of the Iraq war.
  • Flight Grounded At Dulles After Unruly Passenger Charges Toward Cockpit

    03/17/2015 9:03:36 AM PDT · by glorgau · 62 replies
    DCist ^ | Mar 17, 2015 9:40 am | Matt Cohen
    A Denver-bound United Airlines flight had to turn back and return to Dulles International Airport after an unruly passenger allegedly charged toward the cockpit. According to multiple reports, the passenger was subdued by several passengers near first class before he made it to the cockpit, the Post reports. A Reddit user whose father was on the plane posted pictures and a video of the incident and says that the passenger in question "was screaming and sprinting towards the cockpit" before he was tackled and subdued by "several large passengers." A government official with "direct knowledge of the incident" told CNN...
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Cop Said Shootout Felt Like 'Hundreds of Rounds'

    03/16/2015 11:18:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO
    The shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts, ended with Tamerlan Tsarnaev's death and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brief escape into a boat stored in someone's backyard. "For eight minutes," Watertown Police Officer Joseph Reynolds testified, "it felt like there were hundreds of rounds" being fired at him by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
  • Suicide bombers kill 14 people outside Pakistani churches

    03/15/2015 5:31:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2015
    LAHORE, Pakistan –  Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing 14 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath, angry mobs lashed out at people they suspected of involvement in the attacks -- including one person who was burned to death --  and Christian crowds set fire to cars in a show of defiance in the country's second largest city and the prime minister's seat of power.Life in Pakistan is increasingly fraught with...
  • Chaos in Sydney after car EXPLODES into a ball of flames in one of the city's busiest tunnel routes

    03/15/2015 1:22:31 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 15th March 2015 | Sarah Carty
    One of Sydney's busiest tunnel roads was thrown into chaos today when a car exploded into a ball of flames. The silver Toyota four-wheel-drive burst into fire about 6:30pm on Sunday in the Domain tunnel, causing major traffic delays and widespread fear. The flames engulfed the car but luckily the three people travelling in the Rav 4 managed to escape without any injury. It is still unknown what caused the incident but emergency services are investigating the situation.
  • Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel - can buddy up to her ENEMIES

    03/15/2015 6:21:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 15, 2015
    Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel so he can buddy up to her ENEMIES VIDEO Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 15, 2015 in Foreign Policy By The Right Scoop Legendary actor Jon Voight has created a new ad with an urgent message to Israel, explaining that Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu to lose and is NO friend of Israel. He points out that Obama wants to control Israel because his agenda is to be friends with Israel’s enemies.
  • (Breitbart’s) Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Iran vs. ISIS is ‘Coke vs. Pepsi’ Jihad, And We’re RC Cola

    03/14/2015 1:09:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 14 March 2015 | Frances Martel
    Discussing the rise of Iran in the battle against ISIS with host Clayton Morris, Dr. Gorka argued that, from the perspective of the West, a Shiite caliphate in the Middle East would be just as much, if not more, of a threat as a Sunni caliphate. “Iran is just fighting for the same kind of hegemonic position in the Middle East as the Sunni extremists like ISIS,” he explained, “[Iran] is just building, building, building in the vacuum that we created when we pulled our troops out [of Iraq].” Dr. Gorka warned against supporting Iran’s intervention to weaken the Islamic...
  • US Military Concerned ISIS Fighters Returning to Caribbean Could Reach Border

    03/14/2015 10:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Defense One ^ | 03/14/2015 | KEVIN BARON
    A top US commander warns Caribbean and South American countries are unable to track 100 foreign fighters that could return from Syria. Americas The war in Syria has attracted roughly 100 foreign fighters from the Caribbean who could easily make their way to the United States, said the top U.S. military commander for the southern hemisphere. With little ability to track and monitor foreign fighters when they return, it would be relatively easy for those fighters to “walk” north to the U.S. border along the same networks used to traffic drugs and humans, according to Gen. John Kelly, commander of...
  • 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...
  • Dem: 'My fears have been realized' from Netanyahu speech (Steve Cohen)

    03/13/2015 8:30:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2015, 05:13 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said his suspicions that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would use his address to Congress last week to bolster his own reelection campaign have come true. The Israeli Likud Party, which Netanyahu leads, released a campaign advertisement Thursday that includes footage from Netanyahu's speech to Congress last week. Members of Congress are shown applauding as Netanyahu speaks at the House dais. Cohen, who is Jewish, was among the more than 50 Democrats who skipped Netanyahu's speech. The Tennessee Democrat said he suspected Netanyahu would use the footage for campaign ads ahead of the Israeli elections next...
  • Obama’s Nuclear Deal Could Mean War

    03/12/2015 1:41:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Time ^ | March 12, 2015 | by Gabriel Scheinmann
    Inking this accord increases the chances that Israel and the United States take military action against Iran to stop its nuclear program The Obama Administration may be on the verge of completing a deal that leaves Iran with a substantial nuclear capability, but about a year away from a bomb’s worth of fissile material. By not insisting on the dismantlement of any major nuclear infrastructure, or even on the complete cessation of enrichment activities, the White House is betting that not only is Iran likely to heed the deal, but also that the United States would have enough time to...
  • Equating today’s Jihad with Christian Crusades is Islamist’s lie perpetuated by the western media

    03/12/2015 7:02:54 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 3 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 12, 2015 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Since the beginning of the most recent uprising by the cowardly Islamic world, we have repeatedly been told by their apologists that Muslim attacks on the civilized world are merely a continuation of their response to the Crusades. They insist the Crusades are the moral equivalent and justification for jihad. The accompanying video, featuring Bill Warner PhD, demolishes this lie in a well-constructed 5 minutes presentation. Dr. Warner uses simple and effective graphics showing us the HUGE disparity in the number of battles initiated by the Christian Crusaders and those made by the loathsome Islamists since the 7th century. The...
  • Islamic State Group Obliterates 10th Century Monastery

    03/11/2015 3:24:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 11, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Mustafa Khayat The Islamic State group's attempt to erase any culture but its own continues apace. It now has blown up a 10th century Chaldean monastery north of Mosul and bulldozed a nearby graveyard, according to several reports. The Mar Gorgis or St. George monastery has been "wiped out" by ISIS militants, Nineveh Yakou , Assyrian Archaeologist and Director of Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Affairs at A Demand for Action, told IBTimes UK. The building, located on the Ba'werah neighbourhood on a hill north of Mosul on the other side of the Tigris river, was founded by the Assyrian Church of the...
  • Baghdad’s Treasures Rescued

    09/04/2003 12:11:51 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies · 291+ views
    Arab News ^ | September 4, 2003 | Al-Majalla
    BAGHDAD — The fall of Baghdad brought large-scale looting of the treasures of ancient Iraq. In the ancient city of Nimrud, 250 kilometers south of Baghdad, now tells Al-Majalla security staff had to be especially vigilant around the ancient tunnels, Ibrahim Atta, in charge of security there, told Al Majalla, a sister publication of Arab News. Thieves were using the tunnels to gain entrance to the city and its museum. They usually came at night and never hesitated to shoot at anyone who got in their way. Ibrahim says his team successfully repulsed all such attempts. Foreign observers say that...
  • Mother of Media Myths (Undoubtedly written by Paul Greenberg so you know it's great!)

    06/13/2003 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Durmundstrang · 18 replies · 516+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | June 11, 2003 | Editorial
    What’s THE biggest media myth to come out of the Iraq? War and its messy aftermath? Forget Maureen Dowd’s attempt to trash George W. Bush by altering the president’s words. That kind of "journalism" has become just standard operating procedure at the New York Times. (" All the News Fit to Distort") No, for sheer, long-lasting stamina, we nominate the urban legend about the pillaging of Baghdad’s archaeological museum. Remember how it was supposed to have been emptied by looters? It was THE RAPE OF CIVILIZATION! The anguished comments from distinguished archaeologists sounded more like tabloid headlines. The Death of...
  • Kuwait: Muslim Preacher Echoes Isis Call to Destroy Egypt's Pyramids, Sphinx

    03/10/2015 11:30:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    A Kuwaiti Islamic preacher has raised many eyebrows by echoing the calls made by extremist group Isis to destroy the ancient Egyptian Sphinx and pyramids — one of the seven wonders of the world that has captured the imaginations of people for centuries. The preacher recognised by an Egyptian newspaper as Ibrahim Al Kandari reportedly said that just because early Muslims did not dare destroy them, it did not mean all present-day Muslims must follow them. "The fact that early Muslims who were among Prophet Mohammed's followers did not destroy the pharaoh's monuments upon entering the Egyptian soil, does not mean...
  • Kuwaiti preacher calls for destruction of 'pagan' pyramids and Sphinx

    03/11/2015 10:08:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Cairo Post ^ | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Rany Mostafa
    An Islamist preacher from Kuwait called for the demolition of the Giza pyramids and Sphinx "to put an end to idolatry and the worship of such pagan constructions." "The fact that early Muslims did not destroy the pharaohs' legacy upon the Arab conquest of Egypt does not mean that we shouldn't do it now," preacher Ibrahim al-Kandari was quoted by the Kuwaiti Al-Watan daily newspaper Tuesday. The call echoes that of leader of Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who described the destruction of the historic monuments and archaeological sites as a "religious duty," Al-Ahram reported. The alleged call...
  • As Islamic Militants Destroy Iraq Heritage, a Stunning Find in Kurdistan

    08/10/2014 5:13:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Rudaw ^ | July 22, 2014 | Alexandra Di Stefano Pironti
    While the history of civilization is being demolished by war and religious zealots in the rest of Iraq, in the Kurdistan Region archeologists are marveling at a stunning discovery: the remains of a long-lost temple from the biblical kingdom of Urartu, dating back to the 9th century BC. Kurdish archaeologist Dlshad Marf Zamua, who has studied the columns and other artifacts at the find, told Rudaw these were unearthed piecemeal over the past four decades by villagers going about their lives, digging for cultivation or construction. But only recently, after the discovery of life-size human statues and the unearthed columns,...
  • Nimrud: Outcry as ISIS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site

    03/06/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/6/15 | BBC
    Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq. IS began demolishing the site, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, on Thursday, according to Iraqi officials. The head of the UN's cultural agency condemned the "systematic" destruction in Iraq as a "war crime". IS, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, says shrines and statues are "false idols" that have to be smashed. "They are erasing our history," said Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani.
  • ISIS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:25:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 3-5-2015 | Al-Arabiya
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. ISIS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page. An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site. "Until now, we do not know to...
  • IS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:21:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The Islamic State jihadist group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said. IS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the ministry said on an official Facebook page, the group's latest attack on the country's historical heritage.
  • The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya

    03/07/2015 10:45:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Armed with sledgehammers, chisels and a video camera, ISIS militants took their propaganda campaign to Mosul museum last month, destroying statues and artifacts, dating back to the ancient Assyrian and Akkadian empires, and posting the results online and in slow motion. The terror group’s impetuous destruction of statues and artefacts in Iraq’s second city, which it has controlled since its march across the Sunni-majority northern regions of Iraq last summer, has caused dismay within the archaeological community.
  • What's Been Lost to the Islamists' Sledgehammers (historians shocked)

    03/01/2015 12:28:43 PM PST · by NYer · 61 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Screen Capture A video showing Islamic State militants with sledgehammers and power drills on a rampage inside the Mosul Museum shows the destruction of both reproductions and priceless originals from at least two important eras in the region’s history, said a British expert on Iraqi culture. Paul Collins, of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, in an email to Aleteia, said it was “distressing” to watch scenes of the destruction of colossal winged bulls of the seventh century BC. “These are certainly the real things and it looks from the video that the sculptures are those situated outside...
  • IS destroying another ancient archaeological site in Iraq

    03/07/2015 10:29:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2015 | Sameer N. Yacoub
    Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry. An official with the ministry of tourism and antiquities' archaeological division in Mosul told The Associated Press that multiple residents living near Hatra heard two large explosions this morning, then reported seeing bulldozers begin demolishing the site. He spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.
  • Watch: ISIS fighters destroy ancient sculptures in sledgehammer rampage

    02/26/2015 5:49:21 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/26/2015 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of statues and sculptures dating back thousands of years, according to a video published online in the name of the radical Islamist group. The video showed the statues, some identified as antiquities from Iraq's 7th century BC Assyrian era, being toppled, smashed and broken up by sledgehammer. A man shown in the video said they were being destroyed because they promoted idolatry. "The Prophet ordered us to get rid of statues and relics, and his companions did the same when they conquered countries after him," the unidentified man...
  • ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

    02/24/2015 9:14:14 AM PST · by NRx · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Riyadh Mohammed
    While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned.
  • ISIS Set to Destroy [ALL] Biblical History in Iraq

    07/07/2014 9:39:24 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6 hours ago
    Last week, al-Baghdadi’s men returned to the Mosul Museum. They broke the lock to the storage rooms, and they have occupied the building ever since. “They say they are awaiting instructions from their guide [al-Baghdadi] to destroy these statues,” says Rashid, the National Museum director who is in touch with the local staff. Typically, al-Baghdadi is looking for the moment when he can get the most global attention “We as Iraqis are incapable of controlling the situation by ourselves,” Abbas Qureishi, director of the “recovery” program for the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, told me. It’s not just a...
  • Iranian-American Lobbying Group Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Testimony

    12/27/2011 5:04:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
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  • This is what a real leader sounds like

    03/11/2015 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nick Adams
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    03/11/2015 8:14:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | March 11, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
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    03/10/2015 10:38:55 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
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    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/15 | Jim Hoft
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    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/08/2015
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