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ISIS on the move in Syria

By Rick Moran It appears that the Islamic State terrorists are sweeping through Kurdish villages in northern Syria, sending residents flying toward the Turkish border in their wake. More than 60,000 Kurds crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in a 24 hour period Friday and Saturday. This mass of humanity has overwhelmed Turkish and … Continue reading

Inside the hierarchy of the Islamic State

Ynet Documents seized in an Iraqi military raid of the home of an Islamic State leader reveal the governing structures of the new self-declared caliphate for the first time, according to new data by the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC). The information, extracted from memory sticks taken from the home of ISIS military chief … Continue reading

Islamic State threatens ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Now much of that archaeological wealth is … Continue reading

A Long and Constant War.. #Islam

By Jeffrey T. Brown For centuries, Islam has sought the conquest of the non-Islamic world. The goals, aggression, and brutality of this system of social and religious order are undeniable. Despite countless battles, wars, successes, and failures, it is still here, if anything stronger and more violent than ever. We in the West have done … Continue reading

ISIS at the Border

by Matthew Vadum A Democratic congressman tried to use the might of the federal government to crush an investigation into reports that an Islamic terrorist group is using the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez as a base for launching an attack on the U.S. using car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: A Phony Anti-Terrorism Fatwa

by Robert Spencer It is a popular aspect of media mythmaking about the Islamic State that it is so extreme that even other “extremists” such as al-Qaeda shun and repudiate it. But this claim, like the many declarations by both Muslim and non-Muslim leaders that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, is … Continue reading

Islamic State seizes 16 Syrian Kurdish villages

Monitoring group says jihadi fighters using heavy weaponry in assault near Turkish border By Salam Faraj AFP — A monitoring group said Islamic State fighters had seized a string of villages as they closed in on Syria’s third-largest Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab “In the past 24 hours, IS fighters have launched a huge offensive … Continue reading

At the Kurdistan Front

by Jonathan Spyer The Weekly Standard A war is being waged along a 900-mile front between two entities that today constitute de facto quasi-states stretching across the old border between Syria and Iraq. These are the Islamic State to the south and a contiguous area of Kurdish-controlled territory to the north. Recently, I traveled to … Continue reading

The danger of saying ISIS is not Islam

Liz Lightstone So I’ve been thinking about this a lot and posted this morning on twitter about David Cameron’s comment (“they are monsters, not Muslims”). I’m very concerned by growing reprise that “Islamic State” (IS) is not Islam, that they are not Muslims. I can understand where it’s coming from but its a very dangerous form … Continue reading

We love drinking blood, says ISIS vampire

  Self-claimed ISIS militant Rabie Shehada, known as “the Palestinian slayer,” made the chilling statement in a video recently posted online. (Picture from YouTube video) Al Arabiya News Wednesday, 17 September 2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world with its beheadings and mass killings and now an alleged member … Continue reading