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ISIS continues its state-building project unabated

Dr. Theodore Karasik Despite coalition air strikes, ISIS, or the Islamic State (IS), is a very dangerous group set on state development. It is not terrorist nor insurgent; ISIS represents a group that mixes extremism with state-building designs. They are mercantilism-fundamentalists if you will. They have their own notion of a state and all the … Continue reading

More British mercenaries join fight against ISIS

Anti-ISIS Western fighters in Syria. (Photo courtesy: Lions of Rojava’s Facebook page) More and more British citizens are joining other Westerners battling jihadists in Syria and Iraq, Britain’s Independent newspaper reported over the weekend. James Hughes, former British infantryman who fought in Afghanistan, is understood to be in northern Syria backing Kurds in their fight … Continue reading

Al Jazeera Praises Synagogue Massacre of Rabbis

by Daniel Greenfield Al Jazeera is run by Qatar which sponsors such moderate peaceful organizations as Hamas and ISIS. So this op-ed is no surprise. What is surprising is the willingness of the media to pretend that Osama bin Laden’s favorite media outlet is a legitimate news organization. Referring to the attack by two Muslim … Continue reading

The children of the Third Intifada

Ynet speaks to Palestinian youths who have chosen to resist Israeli police using stones, tires, and fireworks, rather than attend school. Hassan Shaalan Meet Salah, Ahmad, Hassan and Riyad – the children of the third intifada. They appear masked, throwing stones at Israeli police officers and lighting tires on fire. These children – between the … Continue reading

Al-Qaeda in Yemen denounces ‘expansionist’ ISIS

AQAP’s spiritual leader said ISIS “forced the nation, all the nation, to pledge allegiance” in absence of “consultation” with other Jihadist leaders. (File photo: AFP) Al Arabiya News Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized and for aggressively seeking … Continue reading

Al-Shabab terrorists kill 28 non-Muslims in Kenya bus

By AP NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Shabab terrorists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday. Two police officers said that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 31 … Continue reading

The rise of jihadists in the Levant

Ana Maria Luca The Islamic State: Beheadings, dismemberments, child soldiers, public executions, and political chaos. It was all foreseeable to anyone familiar with the Middle East. Some of those who did foresee it warned against it; others simply stood by and watched. And there were others, the most cunning of all, who counted on it … Continue reading

ISIS launch major assault on Ramadi

  BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL: The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government control in troubled Anbar province. The attack came as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Istanbul for a three-day visit that will focus on confronting … Continue reading

300 Indonesians Now With ISIS

By Dyah Ayu Pitaloka A motorcyclist rides past a wall with the Islamic State flag painted on it in Solo, Central Java. Up to 300 Indonesians are believed to have joined the militant group in Syria and Iraq. (JG Photo/Ali Lutfi) Malang, East Java. An estimated 300 Indonesians have joined the Islamic State militant group … Continue reading

French ISIS fighters call for terror at home

  “You will even fear travelling to the market,” one fighter says. (Courtesy of YouTube) By Rajia Aboulkheir | Al Arabiya News The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group has released a video showing several French-speaking fighters calling on Muslims in France to launch a terror campaign at home. The video, which … Continue reading

Nigeria Ranked Fourth on Global Terrorism Index

A new global study by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Nigeria fourth on the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) for 2013, primarily arising from terrorist attacks carried out by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Nigeria is ranked below Iraq with 2,492 attacks that killed more than 6,300 people, Afghanistan and Pakistan, which … Continue reading

Hashtags and Holy War: Islamic State Tweets Its Way to Success

By Britta Sandberg In an interview, Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was a key figure in the arrest of the mastermind behind al-Qaida’s 9/11 attacks, discusses Islamic State’s massively successful social media strategy and serious errors made in the war against terror. SPIEGEL: You recently conducted extensive research into Islamic State’s media strategy, analyzing numerous … Continue reading

ISIS comes to Libya,takes control city of Derna

By Paul Cruickshank, Nic Robertson, Tim Lister and Jomana Karadsheh, (CNN) — The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group’s insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya. Fighters loyal … Continue reading