Filed under Terrorism

Can We Stop the Islamist Army of Terror?

By Kevin Sullivan On Nov. 16, 2014, the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State released a graphic video depicting a masked jihadist standing over the severed head of U.S. citizen Peter Kassig. The filmed execution of Kassig, who had been captured the previous year in Syria, was just the latest in a growing collection … Continue reading

Egypt: Court Declares Hamas a Terror Group

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie following his arrest Egyptian Interior Ministry By Gil Ronen An Egyptian court declared Gaza’s ruling Hamas faction a terrorist group Saturday, one month after a similar ruling against its armed wing, the Ezzedin al-Kassam Brigades. Another court sentenced Egypt’s top Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison, over a … Continue reading

US imposes sanctions on Africa based Hezbollah members

BEIRUT: The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an alleged Africa-based Hezbollah support network, a statement released Thursday said. It said the Treasury targeted Mustapha Fawaz, Fouzi Fawaz and Abdallah Tahini, all of whom are Lebanese-born men based in Nigeria, with sanctions designations. The Treasury also placed sanctions on a holding company, a supermarket … Continue reading

How Islamic is the Islamic State?

Hussein Ibish The international conversation that forms the backdrop for the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” (also known as ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group has suddenly found itself drawn into a rabbit hole. Politicians, pundits, preachers and pontificators of all sorts are presently tearing their hair out over how to navigate the relationship between … Continue reading

The use and abuse of Syrian Christians

Ana Maria Luca On 12 February, after a Jabhat al-Nusra suicide attack on a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in Damascus that killed six and wounded 19, the Syrian Army raised checkpoints throughout the area, and together with Hezbollah cordoned off Shiite shrines in the city.   But when the Islamic State (ISIS) kidnapped 220 Assyrian … Continue reading

Muslims and Terror: The Real Story

by Joshua Muravchik January’s murderous attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher evoked not only fear, indignation, and defiance from Western leaders and publics, but also a second stream of reactions: anxious assertions that the killings bore no relation to Islam and expressions of worry that the … Continue reading

al-Nusra declares war on US-backed rebels

The western Aleppo town of Atareb is bracing for an Al-Nusra Front attack. BEIRUT – Simmering tensions between the Al-Nusra Front and Hazzm Movement in northern Syria have boiled over, with the Al-Qaeda affiliate declaring the US-backed rebel group a “direct target” amid the fierce clashes between insurgents and regime forces around Aleppo. “The Al-Nusra … Continue reading

ISIS: How al-Baghdadi Hides in Plain Sight

by Bridget Johnson A recently published e-book titled “The Islamic State” details everything from ice cream money for jihadists to special ops forces in ISIS ranks, talks about how the caliph hides in plain sight, and suggests that after Kobane they can fight under the radar with drive-bys on bikes. Clocking in at a uniform … Continue reading