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‘Islamic State’ Should Cause No Surprise

(Written for Arutz Sheva, translated from the Hebrew by Rochel Sylvetsky) For the past several months, the entire world has been busy writing and talking about the “Islamic State” or the “caliphate nation”, as if this phenomenon poses a totally new threat whose cruelty and rapid advance has never been seen before. Without doubt, the … Continue reading

3 American teen girls caught trying to join ISIS

By Peter Sullivan Three American teenage girls were caught in Germany apparently on their way to join ISIS in Syria, U.S. officials said Tuesday. “FBI Denver Division is aware of the situation and assisted with bringing the individuals back to Denver,” said Suzie Payne, a spokeswoman for the FBI. “The juveniles are safe and reunited … Continue reading

Silence in the face of Jihad in New Jersey

By Rabbi Aryeh Spero Recently, Australian policed uncovered a jihadist plot to kidnap regular citizens on the streets of Sydney, behead them, and send the gruesome and terrifying videos over the internet. The aim of the terrorists was to bring Australia to its knees and bend it to Islamic demands. Unknown to most, we in … Continue reading

How the Muslim World Benefits from ISIS

by Daniel Greenfield However the US campaign against ISIS goes, the beneficiaries will be its Sunni Muslim allies who are also doubling as our allies. While on the surface ISIS appears to have cut all ties, threatening even former allies like Turkey and Qatar, underneath the surface the pragmatic connections remain as strong as ever. … Continue reading

ISIS Panics Over Intelligence Leak, Cracks Down on Informants

By Tova Dvorin   ISIS checkpoint north of Mosul (file) Reuters Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists have showed incredible bravado, boasting to the Western world that they would “overcome” an international coalition and military campaign hours after airstrikes pummeled their Syrian stronghold. But even ISIS became unnerved over the weekend, after multiple security breaches were shown … Continue reading

Islamic State crucifies 17-year-old boy for apostasy

Robert Spencer The Independent hauls out Charlie Winter of the UK’s Quilliam Foundation, a group that claims to stand against jihad terror but attacks genuine counter-jihadists and opposes Israel. Winter does his best to absolve Islam of any responsibility for inciting this barbarity, but it is getting tougher to do so all the time. He … Continue reading

Yemen on the brink

Reuters Sana’a/Dubai: The Al Houthi rebels who stunned the Arab world with the sudden seizure of Yemen’s capital will have to strive to cement their power in the face of well-armed rivals, a test of strength that could tip the unstable country deeper into turmoil. A suicide bombing last Thursday that killed 47 in Sana’a … Continue reading

The ISIS fighter who begged for death… and got it

  ISIS militants run for cover in Kobane after a U.S.-led coalition strike as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province on October 15, 2014. (AFP) AFP Kurdish grocer Cuneyt Hemo remembers the moment he crossed paths with a jihadist ISIS prisoner inside the besieged Syrian town … Continue reading

A Lebanese Nusra Front

Hazem Al Amin Anyone who does not see the defection of Sunni soldiers from the Lebanese army as a very dangerous sign for both the army and Lebanon is reenacting the feigned blindness the Iraqi government employed from 2011 until the Islamic State group (ISIS) occupied large swathes of the country.   Throughout that period, … Continue reading

ISIS Has a Bigger Coalition Than We Do

In the ’30s, Spain attracted the world’s romantic idealists. Now the ‘caliphate’ is drawing psychopathic losers from countless countries—and they’ll risk all to feel like winners. As President Obama met Tuesday with the defense ministers of 21 nations to strategize against ISIS, the terror state in the making extended its murder spree with jihadis from … Continue reading

Al-Qaeda takes control of area south of Yemen

Al Arabiya News Thursday, 16 October 2014 Al-Qaeda militants seize control of Al`Adayn directorate in Yemen’s southern Ibb governorate overnight on Thursday, Al Arabiya correspondent in Sanaa reported. Earlier on Wednesday al-Qaeda militants had clashed in the central Yemen with Shiite Houthi rebels expanding their control of country. At least 12 people were killing in … Continue reading