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  • Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from Islamic State

    10/25/2014 7:38:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-25-2014
    Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and several nearby villages from Islamic State early on Saturday after heavy coalition air strikes against the Islamist insurgents, security sources said. A Kurdish intelligence officer in Zumar said peshmerga forces had advanced from five directions in the early morning and encountered fierce resistance, but ultimately prevailed. A spokesman for the peshmerga ministry also said Zumar was now in Kurdish hands. Zumar was one of the first Kurdish-controlled towns to be overrun in August by Islamic State militants who went on to threaten the autonomous region's capital, prompting air strikes by...
  • Iraqi Forces Recapture Key Towns from Isis Following 22 US Air Strikes

    10/25/2014 9:45:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    IBT ^ | October 25, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Iraqi and Peshmerga forces have reportedly wrested key areas of northern and southern Iraq from Isis (Islamic State) militants following 22 US-led air strikes. Kurdish forces said on Saturday that they recaptured several towns and villages held by Isis in the north, while Iraqi government forces said they reclaimed the town of Jurf al-Sakhr, 50km south of Baghdad. The US Central Command said the Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces were backed by several air strikes by US-led forces on Friday and Saturday. The air strikes targeted Isis forces in Mosul in the north, Fallujah in the western Anbar province, and...
  • Thomas Aquinas on Islam

    03/08/2011 7:12:39 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic Vote.org ^ | 3/7/11 | Brad Birzer
    At the risk of being presumed rather causticĖespecially considering the heinous acts perpetrated against the Copts this past weekendĖI offer this tidbit from St. Thomas Aquinas on Islam. On the other hand, those who founded sects committed to erroneous doctrines proceeded in a way that is opposite to this. The point is clear in the case of Mohammed. He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teachings also contain precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as...
  • Obamaís Terrorism Alert System Has Never Issued a Public Warning ó Ever

    10/22/2014 11:49:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    pamela geller ^ | 10/22/14 | Pamela Geller
    More on Obamaís malfeasance. #EvilClown In the wake of the Boston bombing, the Oklahoma beheading, the Times Square bombing, the Portland, Oregon Christmas tree lighting bombing, hundreds of American Muslims returning from waging jihad in Syria, the thwarted Federal Reserve building bombing, or any of these jihad attacks ó ďObamaís Terrorism Alert System Has Never Issued a Public Warning ó Ever,Ē Foreign Policy, September 2014 The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), a function of the massive Department of Homeland Security, didnít issue any public advisories this summer as Western passport holders took up jihad in Syria by the thousands and...
  • Webcast: 31st Annual Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony [10:30am]

    10/23/2014 5:58:29 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    DVIDS Hub ^ | October 23, 2014 | N/A
    The 31st Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony will be held at the Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thursday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m. The special ceremony will honor the fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada. Major General Richard L. Simcock, the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding general, is scheduled to deliver the Beirut memorial address. Scheduled from Oct 23 2014 10:30 AM EDT to Oct 23 2014 12:00 PM EDT
  • Peshmerga to Reach Kobani on Wednesday

    10/21/2014 7:46:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 21.10.2014 | Hemin Salih
    BasNews, Erbil The first squad of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, heading to Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan via the Turkish border, are expected to arrive on Wednesday. Turkey approved requests to let the Peshmerga enter Kobani on Monday. Kurdistan Peshmerga fighters say that it is the responsibility of the Peshmerga to help and support Kurdish fighters of the Peopleís Protection Units (YPG), which has been fighting the Islamic State (IS) militants for more than a month. The BasNews source said that the only condition Turkish authorities made was that the Kurdish force should be under the command of the Kurdistan Regional Government...
  • COVERUP: UNRWA removes ďhuman rightsĒ webpage after hate and lies exposed

    10/20/2014 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Elder of Ziyon ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014
    Itís happened again. For the second time, after I exposed that UNRWAís Gaza school curricula include many examples of promoting hateful ideas that directly contradict those of the UN and UNRWA themselves, the organization has stealthily removed the evidence without any acknowledgment or apology. My 2012 exposť of how UNRWA schools were teaching hate, martyrdom and jihad to students, with many examples of essays and poems, resulted in UNRWA removing many individual school sites and specific pages and domains from the Internet without any public notice. Now, my latest exposťs showing explicit antisemitism and hateful historical lies in the UNRWA...
  • A Thousand Times More Dangerous Than ISIS

    10/19/2014 5:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Several years ago, the Israeli satirical series, Latma, produced this funny sketch on the Iranian mullahsí push for a nuclear bomb. ďThe bomb, the bomb, Iíll get the bomb. Listen to me, Honey, it ainít gonna be too longĒ sings the frolicking mullah in the online version of this humorous look at a most serious subject. The Israelis can joke about an Iranian nuclear bomb because they are on the front line. They know what it would mean. They donít go on and on about ďstabilityĒ in the Middle East the...
  • USS George H.W. Bush [Kurdish News Aboard - Video Report]

    10/18/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 02:54 | HEVIDAR AHMED
    American fighter jets take off from abroad this aircraft carrier everyday to bomb the positions of the Islamic State (IS) in the Kurdistan Region and Rojava. Video at source...
  • Kurdish forces in Kobane repulse new attempt by Daesh

    10/18/2014 3:23:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AFP via Emirates 247 ^ | Saturday, October 18, 2014
    Kurdish forces in Kobane repulse new attempt by Daesh Five new US-led strikes around Kobane overnight By AFP Published Saturday, October 18, 2014 Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by ‚ÄėDaesh‚Äô fighters to cut off the border with Turkey on Saturday as troops battled the militants in neighbouring Iraq.A Kurdish official reported five new US-led strikes around Kobane overnight as the coalition kept up its air support for the town's defenders.But the US military said that while it saw some "encouraging" signs, the strikes might not prevent Kobane's fall and its priority remained...
  • Good news: ISIS is training an air force

    10/17/2014 2:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    America and its coalition partners executing air strikes in Iraq and Syria currently enjoy total dominance in the skies over the so-called Islamic State. That may soon change. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a London-based monitoring group which maintains contacts with an extensive network of sources on the ground in Iraq and Syria, contends that ISIS fighters recently took control of three MiG fighter jets. Whatís more, ISIS plans on using them. The SOHR report also claims that the group has the support of defected former Iraqi military officers which are training ISIS fighters on how to fly...
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/16/2014 8:36:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg by Soeren Kern October 15, 2014 at 5:00 am "We are living in Hamburgistan." ó Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg's Al-Nour Mosque.One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq."As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and... born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here...
  • Obamaís war on Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve

    10/15/2014 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Olivier Knox
    Two months after American bombs and missiles began pounding fighters of the so-called Islamic State, President Barack Obamaís undeclared war in Iraq and Syria finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve. The Wall Street Journal had reported on Oct. 3 that the name had been considered and rejected, with one unnamed military officer saying ďit is just kind of bleh.Ē The long search for a name had sparked a flurry of jokes on Twitter, where one leading tongue-in-cheek suggestion was that it be called ďOperation Hey Wasnít That My HumveeĒ Ė a reference to U.S. airstrikes hitting Islamic State fighters...
  • Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 (Chicago)

    10/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter contact the reporter ElectionsBarack Obama WASHINGTON ó President Barack Obama will raise funds for Democrats at a $10,000-a-person dinner on Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Park home of Barbara Goodman Manilow, according to an invitation obtained by the Tribune. Obamaís appearance at the dinner had been slated for Oct. 19, but the date has been changed. Manilow is chairman of the board of the Crown Family Philanthropies in Chicago. The invitation says guests can expect a private, seated dinner, remarks, a question-and-answer period and photo.
  • Scary: See How The Fires Obama Has Set Around The World Will Inevitably Consume America

    10/15/2014 10:37:40 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 14, 2014 | Floyd Brown
    In just six years, Barack Obama has brought our country to the edge of ruin. Itís no longer a conspiracy theory to wonder out loud if Obama wants America to fail.Thereís no question that he does, and itís apparent with his actions.The decisions that heís made as president couldnít have been more irresponsible.And while many rejoice in the coming end of Obamaís term as U.S. president, I actually cringeÖBecause I know that when his time runs out, so does oursÖCall it treason, call it governmental suicide, call it whatever you wantÖ Obamaís administration is preparing for its grand exit, and...
  • SCREENSHOTS: Proof Obama is Training Islamic State Jihad Terrorists

    10/15/2014 9:39:58 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost/Pamela Gellar.com ^ | 10-15-14 | Pamela Geller
    ISIS‬ has released a new video titled "Blood of Jihad," which is set in their training camps in ‪Nineveh‬. In it, The Islamic State is shown not only using American tents but also being supervised by American intelligence officers. Obama continues to aid and abet the jihadists in the threat of ISIS: he created the threat by leaving Iraq precipitously and giving an opportunity to this group. He has denied it has anything to do with Islam, despite its name, and that the beheadings have anything to do with the US, despite the Islamic State's explicit threats to the US....
  • Ft. Hood Murderer's Attorney: "I Don't Know Where They Come Up With Workplace Violence"

    10/14/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ft. Hood murderer Nidal Hasan recently sent a six page letter to Pope Francis about waging Jihad, further clarifying Hasan's murder of 13 people and the shooting of 30 others in 2009 was Islamic terrorism, not work place violence as the politically correct Obama administration has said and argued. Last night on The Kelly File Hassan's current attorney, John Galligan, said he doesn't understand where the classification of "workplace violence" comes from in this case. "I don't know where they come up with the term 'work place violence.' I've been in the Army 30 years, I've been in the practice...
  • British Parliament votes in favor of Palestinian state recognition

    10/14/2014 1:02:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post Reuters ^ | 10/14/2014 | JERRY LEWIS
    Britainís House of Commons votes 274-12 in favor of symbolic motion that stands as initial stage of UK recognition of a Palestinian state.
  • Pentagon to release secret anti-ISIS codename

    10/13/2014 4:08:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 13, 2014
    Official says military has made sure name is acceptable in languages other than EnglishWASHINGTON (CNN) óThe military operation against ISIS now does have a name but the Pentagon is not expected to reveal it until later this week, a U.S. official confirms to CNN. The name will not be made public until a formal "execution order" covering the entire mission against ISIS is published by the Defense Department's Joint Staff, perhaps as soon as Wednesday.
  • Itís Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our livesÖour childrenís livesÖand the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play ďRussian RouletteĒ with the future of our country? Itís a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • Turkey Denies Deal Allowing US to Use Its Base For ISIS Fight

    10/13/2014 5:42:48 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 8 replies
    Buisness Insider ^ | 10/13/14 | Ozge Ozbilgin
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not reached a new agreement to let the United States use its Incirlik air base in the fight against Islamic State militants, and talks are continuing on the subject, sources at the Turkish prime minister's office said on Monday. Turkey had reached an agreement with Washington on the training of Syrian rebels, the sources told reporters, without saying who would train the insurgents or where.
  • A FORMER MUSLIMíS MESSAGE TO OBAMA

    10/12/2014 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    A former Muslim and masterís student in terrorist studies has a message for President Obama. Does ISIL speak for Muslims?
  • The Islamic State's First Colony in Libya

    10/10/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 7 replies
    The Washington Institute ^ | 10/10/14 | Aaron Y. Zelin
    A local jihadist group has claimed a Libyan city in the name of ISIS, showing how the "Islamic State" could flout traditional notions of territorial contiguity by expanding its "borders" well beyond Iraq and Syria. As the Islamic State/ISIS continues its offensives in Iraq and Syria, it is steadily gaining support from individuals and groups around the world. Most significantly, a relatively new global jihadist group in Libya -- Majlis Shura Shabab al-Islam (the Islamic Youth Shura Council), or MSSI -- announced last weekend that its claimed territory in the city of Darnah was now part of the ISIS "caliphate."...
  • A picture that might just start WW3? (Ankara Turkey police saluting ISIS).

    10/08/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 76 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/08/14 | Hevallo
    @Hevallo ‚ÄŹ@Hevallo 4m4 minutes ago #ISIS POLICE IN ANKARA! Ankara police showing the Islamic sign while attacking Kurds protesting attacks on #Kobane
  • CNN: Top U.S. Officials Say Fall of Kobani Would Be ĎNot a Big Concern to Usí

    10/08/2014 9:36:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    CNN: Top U.S. Officials Say Fall of Kobani Would Be 'Not a Big Concern to Us' By Jillian Kay Melchior The fight Kobani is becoming increasingly desperate for the Kurdish troops trying to prevent the Syrian border town from falling into the hands of the Islamic State, CNN reports now: The key Syrian border city of Kobani will soon fall to the Islamist terror group ISIS, several senior U.S. administration officials said. They downplayed the importance of it, saying Kobani is not a major U.S. concern. But a look at the city shows why it would mark an important strategic...
  • Catholic Bishop: Fight ĎSatanist-Driven Islamic Organizationsí

    10/08/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/14 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) Ė ďChristians must do everything within their powers to protect their lives from being snuffed off by Satanist-driven Islamic organizations,Ē Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, the Roman Catholic head of Nigeriaís Kafanchan Diocese, said Sunday, according to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper. Bishop Bagobiri also noted, according to the Vanguard, that Christians have a "grave duty" to use ďmoderate and proportionate forceĒ to defend their families against Islamic groups such as Boko Haram, which is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians since 2009. Boko Haram became internationally known after it staged a mass kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls in...
  • Professor at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome-Islamic State not un-Islamic model is..

    10/07/2014 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    (Martin Rhonheimer, a brave Christian. More of them, please!) Translation via 10news. For more translation, newsletter and support: 10news.dk. Where is the border between Islam and Islamism? The media says that the two are different as night and day; Islam is a religion of peace, and the Islamists have stolen the name. Others believe that Islamism represents the traditional, pure Islam, true to the Koran. This latter view is advanced, remarkably enough, by a theologian Martin Rhonheimer from a university endorsed by the Pope. He is a professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and wrote...
  • How Obamaís Arab Spring Created the Islamic State

    10/06/2014 5:45:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 6, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How Obamaís Arab Spring Created the Islamic StatePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On October 6, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Over a decade ago, the U.S. conquered Iraq; its military and intelligence were on the ground for years with autonomy.†† In other words, U.S. influence and authority was more pronounced in Iraq than probably any other Muslim country in the world.And yet it is in this one Muslim nation, where the U.S. had most authority, where U.S. blood and treasure were spent, that the absolute worst Islamic terrorist groupóthe Islamic Stateówas born.Coincidence?Or is this too related...
  • Islamic State raises flag on eastern side of Kobani: Reuters TV

    10/06/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/06/14 | Hamdi Istanbullu and Daren Butler
    MURSITPINAR (Reuters) - Islamic State has raised its flag on a building on the eastern side of Kobani where IS fighters have been battling Kurdish forces for control of the Syrian border town, according to Reuters television images and a Turkish military officer. A black flag apparently belonging to the group was visible atop a four storey building close to the scene of some of the most intense clashes in recent days, television images shot from neighbouring Turkey showed. A Turkish military officer who did not give his name said that the flag was that of Islamic State, which has...
  • Iraq purges more areas from ISIL militants [Video Report at Source]

    10/04/2014 9:16:50 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Press TV ^ | Sat Oct 4, 2014 9:59PM GMT
    The Iraqi army continues its fight against ISIL militants in the north and west of the country, achieving great victories. In the province of Salahuddin, the joint operations of Iraqi forces, Sunni tribes and Shia volunteers helped liberate the town of Dhuluiyah after fierce clashes lasting for days.
  • 3 Americans fighting alongside Kurds in Syria against ISIS, official says

    10/03/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2014 | Gul Tuysuz, Jennifer Rizzo and Chelsea J. Carter
    (CNN) -- Three Americans are fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State terror group in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish group told CNN on Thursday. One of the Americans was identified by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as the YPG, as Jordan Matson of Wisconsin. Matson is fighting in Haska province near the town of Jazaa, close to the Iraqi border, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said by telephone.
  • Photo: Peshmerga Officers Start Training in Germany

    10/02/2014 11:49:21 PM PDT · by GonzoII
    BasNews, Germany ^ | 29.09.2014 | Shorish Muhemed
    Peshmerga officers during training in Germany News / Kurdistan Photo: Peshmerga Officers Start Training in Germany 29.09.2014 Shorish Muhemed BasNews, Germany BasNews can exclusively publish pictures of Peshmerga trainees in Germany. For security reasons, we have obscured their faces. On Sunday September 28th 2014, the training of 32 Peshmerga officers commenced in Germany and will continue for one week. German military experts will train the 32 Peshmerges in the use of various types of anti-tank weapons. On returning to Kurdistan the newly trained soldiers will pass their knowledge on to their Peshmerga colleagues through specially designed courses. The training...
  • Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

    10/02/2014 12:45:16 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 46 replies
    ATIC, via Fox News ^ | 02 OCT 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    An Army intelligence bulletin is warning U.S. military personnel to be vigilant after Islamic State militants called on supporters to scour social media for addresses of their family members Ė and to ďshow up [at their homes] and slaughter them."
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Aljazeera's The Stream

    10/01/2014 9:12:48 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Sept 30, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    Ms. Malika Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke Al Jazeera English PO Box 23127 Doha Ė Qatar Dear Ms. Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera, the network on which you are co-hosts of the program, The Stream. We urge to you read the information below, which includes evidence that Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the...
  • An American fighting with Syrian Kurds against Islamic State jihadists

    10/01/2014 8:23:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    AFP via Ekurd.net ^ | October 1, 2014
    QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,ó A US citizen, Jordan Matson, has joined the Kurdish People's Defence Units (YPG) ranks in Syrian Kurdistan in order to fight against Islamic State IS jihadi militants, receiving the code-name ďSerdarĒ. Matson was slightly injured when a mortar shell landed near him in a clash in which 8 IS militants were killed. Matson says he is very content with the attention he receives in the YPG. A US citizen from Wisconsin has joined the YPG ranks, which already includes many people from different ethnic groups in Syria and the Middle East in general. Matson says he had...
  • John Batchelor interviews Thomas Joscelyn of Long War Journal

    09/30/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 29 September 2014 | John Batchelor
    Audio podcast 39:46 Monday 29 September 2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor, & Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, in re: US killed 2 'Arabs' in first drone strike in South Waziristan in more than a year The US has not launched a drone strike in South Waziristan since mid-April 2013. US drone strike kills 2 AQAP fighters in Al Jawf The strike, the second in two days, took place in a northern province where top al Qaeda leaders have been targeted and killed in the past. Al Qaeda official warns against...
  • Iraq Pilots Mistakenly Gave Food, Ammunition to ISIS Militants

    09/30/2014 9:33:41 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 25 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 09/30/14 | staff
    An investigation was underway Tuesday after Iraqi military pilots mistakenly gave food, water and ammunition to enemy ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official and a brigadier told NBC News. The supplies were supposed to help besieged Iraqi army officers and soldiers who had been fighting Islamist extremists for one week in Saglawyah and the village of Al-Sijar in the countryís western province of Anbar.
  • Pentagon: Most of ISISí oil refineries in Syria have been destroyed

    09/30/2014 8:53:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    The Pentagon says that it has demolished the majority of the oil refineries the Islamic State has been using to fund its terrorist activities and now is systematically destroying the Syria-based stockpiles that support the terrorist networkís fighters in Iraq. Over the past several days, the U.S. military and its Arab nation partners have pummeled eastern Syria with missiles, razing 16 of about 20 Islamic State-controlled oil refineries, a senior Pentagon official said. Now, the multinational operation will focus on hindering the extremist groupís ability to conduct combat in Iraq.
  • Peshmerga Forces Free Rabia and Head Towards Sinjar

    09/30/2014 8:02:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 30.09.2014
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Rabia on Tuesday morning News / Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces Free Rabia and Head Towards Sinjar 30.09.2014 BasNews, Erbil † Early Tuesday morning, Kurdish Peshmerga forces attacked Islamic State (IS) militants in Rabia and Zumar in Northern Iraq and were able to take control of Rabia, a strategically vital town on the Iraq - Syria border. † According to Peshmerga in the area, Kurdish forces have begun an operation to re-take the areas surrounding Sinjar. They plan to open a route that will facilitate the liberation of the majority-Yazidi town in northern Iraq. † BasNews has...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign Launches - Introductory Letter

    09/30/2014 6:04:31 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 29, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    To the American Public: In light of the wars and violent turbulence that currently engulf the Middle East and parts of Africa, a coalition of concerned citizens, journalists, and activists are launching a campaign to expose a most infamous and pernicious sponsor of Islamic terror: the Gulf state of Qatar. Qatar, (pronounced ďcutter,Ē or "gutter"), is, per capita, the richest country in the world ($93,352 in 2013). This is partly due to the fact that they control the third largest natural gas reserves in the world, the North Dome field in the Persian Gulf. It is also because Qatar has...
  • Chiefs' Husain Abdullah penalized for post-touchdown prayer

    09/30/2014 12:05:57 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 79 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9-30-14 | Sid Saraf
    Did the referees cross the line? Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah came up with a big play during Monday night's win over the New England Patriots, as he intercepted a Tom Brady pass and took it to the house for a touchdown. However, once he reached the end zone, Abdullah dropped to his knees and did this ["pray"]: Abdullah is a practicing Muslim and it's common for people of that faith to pray from their knees. However, this drew a flag from the officials for excessive celebration. But should it have? FOX Sports NFL rules expert Mike Pereira pointed...
  • ISIS fighters now 'at the gates of Baghdad'

    09/29/2014 6:06:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 28 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 09/29/14 | John Hall
    ISIS fighters now 'at the gates of Baghdad': Islamic militants fighting 'just one mile from Iraqi capital' despite days Western airstrikes ***** The fighting is taking place just one mile to the west of the city, with government forces desperately trying to hold off the militants, who allegedly killed up to 1,000 soldiers during clashes yesterday. ISIS have held a number of towns and villages close to the Iraqi capital since earlier in the year, when government troops melted away following a lightning advance in the west of the country - enabling the terrorist group to seize further swaths of...
  • Still No Statement from White House on First Islamic Terrorist Beheading in U.S.

    09/28/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 27, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Itís been 48 hours since JahíKeem Yisrael ó AKA Alton Noel ó perpetrated a horrific terrorist attack on 54 year old co-worker Colleen Hufford, stabbing her repeatedly and then sawing her head off with a knife, and we have yet to hear any acknowledgment from President Obama of this worrisome incident. Why not? All the elements of an Islamic act of terror are present: the savagery,the shouting of Islamic verses during the act, the stated determination to carry out jihad, and a fanatical belief in Islam that, in his mind, justified everything. From a political standpoint, itís a bad idea...
  • Muslim leaders play victim in Oklahoma beheading

    09/28/2014 9:08:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Colleen Hufford of Moore Oklahoma may be missing her head, but the real victims are Muslims, or so we are being asked to believe. In fact, according to the Imam of the Islamic Institute of Boston, Islam suffers a ďdouble hurt.Ē And here I thought Ms. Hufford had it bad. The imam should know, after all, it was his Instituteís ďresident scholarĒ who was reportedly the former imam of the Oklahoma mosque attended by Alton Alexander Nolen, aka JahíKeem Yisrael, who wielded the knife separating Ms. Hís head from her body. And the leadership of that Oklahoma mosque agree that...
  • US-led strikes hit jihadists attacking Syria Kurd town [Kabone] on Turkish border

    09/27/2014 5:50:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    AFP via Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Saturday,September 27 2014
    The U.S.-led coalition hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets around a Syrian town on the Turkish border Sept. 27 where tens of thousands have fled a jihadist assault, a monitoring group said. The reported strikes around the mainly Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane in Kurdish, came as the U.S.-led coalition widened its air war against ISIL targets in Syria as part of "near continuous" raids against the jihadists. It was the second time that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had reported U.S.-led air strikes around the town since the launch of the...
  • US Airstrikes Pound Islamic State Targets

    09/27/2014 5:43:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    VOA ^ | September 27, 2014 6:12 AM | VOA News/Carla Babb
    September 27, 2014 US Airstrikes Pound Islamic State Targets by VOA News A Syrian watchdog group says airstrikes, likely carried out by U.S.-led forces, hit Islamic State targets Saturday in Syria. The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights says coalition warplanes struck Aleppo province near al-Etihad University; an Islamic State headquarters.   The Observatory says "31 massive explosions" were heard in the province of Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold, and casualties were reported. The monitoring group reported warplanes also struck areas east of the desert town of Palmyra in Homs province Saturday. American fighter jets, drones and other aircraft also pounded...
  • Khorasan 101: What You Need To Know

    09/26/2014 4:42:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Khorasan is al-Qaeda, and al-Qaeda is Khorasan. To date, nothing has been established to suggest a distinguishing difference in ideology between the two separately named entities. Instead, experts suggest that Khorasan should be viewed as an elite unit, largely consisting of members from al-Qaeda's "core" group, who are predominantly focused on plotting attacks against the West.
  • ISIS-Allied Militants Behead 15 During Afghanistan Offensive

    09/26/2014 7:09:54 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 06/26/14 | staff
    KABUL, Afghanistan ó Militants aligned with ISIS have launched a brutal offensive in Afghanistan alongside Taliban fighters that has left more than 100 people dead, local officials said Friday. Insurgents carrying the black flag of ISIS captured several villages in Ghazni province, according to Deputy Governor Ali Ahmad Ahmadi and Deputy Police Chief Gen. Asadullah Ensafi. Fifteen family members of local police officers were beheaded and at least 60 homes were set ablaze, Ahmadi said.
  • The Iraqi Kurds: The Islamic State's Nemesis and Globalist headache.

    09/25/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    The only bright spot in the train wreck the United States and their Gulf States allies have created in Iraq, is a brave people, whose accomplishments in kicking ISIS ass, are impressive to say the least. But, not surprisingly, our government doesn't have a hand in this success story. The Kurdish people in Iraq, have taken the fight to the Islamic State with meager resources and have prevailed. All the Obama administration has done until just recently, was to lean on other countries to not purchase Kurdish oil, thus depriving the Kurds of much needed economic resources with which to...
  • Islamic State crisis: 'More than 3,000' Europeans join IS

    09/25/2014 9:17:49 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    bbc ^ | 9-26-2014
    The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU's anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC. Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Western air strikes would increase the risk of retaliatory attacks in Europe. US-led forces have launched nearly 200 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq since August and on Monday began targeting IS in Syria. The UK parliament is due to vote on possible air strikes in Iraq on Friday. IS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria in recent months. Mr de Kerchove said the...