Tagged with Jihad

From Hijab to Jihad

Did Minneapolis’s democrat Mayor Betsy Hodges not get it?  This was no game, not dress-up playtime or Carnival.    Then I wondered if she ever found occasion to dress in the ethnic clothing of her city’s other ethnicities – the Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, English, Poles, Irish, French Canadians, Native Americans?   Perhaps she had not done … Continue reading

Turkey’s New Jihad: Christian Armenians

Print This Post Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation. In the early morning hours of March 21, al-Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on … Continue reading

Arctic Jihad

by Fjordman Finnmark is the northernmost county in Norway, as well as the northernmost part of continental Europe. Apart from a few Arctic islands such as the Norwegian-controlled archipelago of Svalbard, the next stop is the North Pole. Even in the near-Arctic region of Lapland in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland, you can now encounter significant numbers of Muslim immigrants from as far away as Somalia or Pakistan. … Continue reading

The double edged sword of Jihad

The Jihad is spinning out of control and many Muslim states are now worried it could come back to hit them. The Saudis especially have played the double game too often. Now, they and others are terrified by Raymond Ibrahim Islamic nations are again learning that the jihad is a volatile instrument of war that … Continue reading

The Double-Edged Sword of Jihad

by Raymond Ibrahim Islamic nations are again learning that the jihad is a volatile instrument of war that can easily backfire on those who preach it; that “holy war” is hardly limited to fighting and subjugating “infidels”—whether the West in general, Israel in particular, or the millions of non-Muslim minorities under Islam—but can also be … Continue reading

Islamists kill 39 in Nigeria village raid

People stand near burnt structures in the aftermath of a similar attack by Islamist militants in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria last April. (File photo: Reuters) AFP, Kano Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeastern Nigeria as people were preparing for prayers, killing 39 people, local residents said Sunday. Dozens of attackers … Continue reading

Someone Near You Likes Jihadi Groups

We mapped the Facebook fans of some of the most violent jihadi organizations in the world Pop stars, sports teams and Hollywood actors aren’t the only ones with global followings on Facebook. Jihadis, too, have lots of rabid fans from around the world. Where in the West are the biggest pockets of radical Islam fandom? … Continue reading

At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syria

US intelligence officials release estimate of how many US citizens are fighting in rebel factions, express concern over terrorism at home.   By Tova Dvorin US Intelligence officials estimate that at least 50 US citizens are fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad, and are liable to bring terrorism back to the US once the … Continue reading

Hezbollah charged with murdering Hariri

Hariri and his comrades were killed on Feb. 14 2005 when a suicide bomber detonated a van laden with explosives in Beirut leaving a 30-foot crater in the ground. (File photo: AFP) Al Arabiya News Thursday, 16 January 2014Four Hezbollah members were charged on Thursday in The Hague with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime … Continue reading

The “good” versus the “bad” jihadis

Luna Safwan NOW speaks to activists and fighters from ISIS, Nusra, and other brigades about the clashes in northern Syria As clashes between the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and numerous rebel brigades rage across northern Syria, NOW spoke with activists, fighters, and journalists on the ground to get their perspectives on the … Continue reading

The Long-Term Cost of Releasing Terrorists

by Caroline Glick Originally published by the Jerusalem Post.  On Sunday, Issa Karaka, the Palestinian Authority’s minister for jailed terrorists, announced that in the next round of terrorist releases, Israel will release not only Palestinian terrorist murderers, but Israeli Arabs who murdered Israeli Jews in terrorist attacks. As late as last week, Prime Minister Binyamin … Continue reading

The Women of Al-Qaeda

After being largely absent from militant activities, women are now beginning to play an increasingly active role Somali women carry weapons during a demonstration organized by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab group which is fighting the Somali government in Mogadishu, July 5, 2010. (AFP Photo/Abdurashid Abikar) Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Although the fighting in Syria has been accompanied at … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes in Al-Qaeda

Former Al-Qaeda member Khalid Al-Johani speaks to Asharq Al-Awsat of his time at Bin Laden’s side Former Al-Qaeda member Khalid Al-Johani. (Asharq Al-Awsat) Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Osama Bin Laden’s obsession with America was the principal reason behind the first split within the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, a former member has revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat. In an interview … Continue reading