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ISIS Blocks Mobile Phones in Mosul

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press (AP) on Thursday. Residents described a scene of “chaos” and “paralysis” in the city, a day after the … Continue reading

Iraq forces hold off ISIS attack on Ramadi

Agence France Presse   BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces held off a jihadi assault on the government headquarters in the capital of Anbar province, deploying reinforcements in the key battleground against ISIS, officers said Thursday. Security forces, backed by tribesmen, managed to defend the complex in Ramadi, which lies 100 km west of the Iraqi capital and … Continue reading

Nearly 36 million people are slaves, Qatar in focus

Katie Nguyen, Reuters | London Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent. The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based human rights group, estimated in its inaugural slavery index last year that … Continue reading

Muslims Plot to Bomb Gateway Arch

By Christine Byers ST. LOUIS • Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch — and to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson — the Post-Dispatch has learned. Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men … Continue reading

Death penalty sought for Nigeria child bride

Sani Garba, 55, holds the picture of his 14-year-old daughter-in-law Wasila Tasi’u on August 10, 2014 inside her abandoned matrimonial home in the village of Unugwar Yansoro. (File Photo: AFP) The Associated Press, Kano The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court … Continue reading

With incentives and brute force, ISIS subdues tribes

The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule. (Reuters) The Associated Press | Beirut The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts – everything from … Continue reading

The Colonialist Crimes of Islam

Ezequiel Doiny Islam is a colonizing power. While there is only one Jewish State smaller than New Jersey with a population of about 7million Jews, Islam has expanded from Saudi Arabia to the 57 countries member states of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation with an estimated population of 1.6 billion Muslims. Lyn Julius comments about … Continue reading

Increasing Signs of ISIS Activity In Gaza Strip

by TheTower.org Staff  Arab-language news reports and social media indicate an increasing presence of supporters of the terrorist organization ISIS within the Gaza Strip. Hamas, the terrorist organization that runs Gaza, has denied (Arabic link) any ISIS presence in the Gaza Strip itself, and rejects that it has any possible connection to the other organization. But Arab media articles … Continue reading

ISIS says its flag will wave over Jerusalem

Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam’s holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome. ISIS fighter. (photo credit:REUTERS) The Islamic State has threatened to make it all the way to Jerusalem “even if the Jews and Crusaders despise it.” The threat appears in the foreword of the fifth … Continue reading

ISIS ‘prince’ killed in Iraq’s Hit

The prince of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq’s Anbar governorate was reportedly killed Wednesday by an airstrike. (Al Arabiya) Al Arabiya News An air strike in west Iraq reportedly killed on Wednesday a senior figure in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported. Senan Meteeb, … Continue reading

Saudi university bans colored abayas on campus

The university caught two of its students wearing colored abayas recently – similiar to the ones pictured – and said the colors were not suitable for an educational institution. (Photo courtesy of Twitter) The University of Dammam’s women’s campus has banned its students from wearing colored abayas. The university caught two of its students wearing … Continue reading

#Islam: The Al Aqsa Libel: A Brief History

by Kenneth Levin Repeated claims in recent weeks by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas that Israel was attacking or otherwise threatening the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, and Abbas’s calls for Palestinians and other Muslims to take action to defend Al Aqsa and “purify” the Temple Mount, have been a key factor in … Continue reading

Trapped in Afghanistan Between Obama and the Taliban

by Daniel Greenfield Never before has an administration been so casual about putting American troops in harm’s way to protect a politician’s approval ratings. American forces were supposed to be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but in a covert acknowledgement that Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq was a disaster, that isn’t happening. Afghanistan … Continue reading