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Taliban not a terrorist group, White House deputy press secretary says

Washington Times 30 January 2015
By Jessica Chasmar

White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued during Wednesday’s briefing that the United States can negotiate prisoner swaps with Taliban members, because the Taliban is

 

Watch VIDEO: Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

Hezbollah early this morning fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an IDF patrol along the Lebanon border, killing at least two soldiers and wounding seven others. The IDF has confirmed

 

Afghans arrest commander of group that claimed killing Swedish journalist

Reuters 30 January 2015

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said on Wednesday it had arrested a commander of a militant group known as the "Suicide Front", that claimed responsibility last year for the

 

ISIS to Lone Wolves: Kill as Many Westerners as Possible

Breaking Israel News (registration) 30 January 2015
By Raphael Poch

The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group is calling on lone wolves to rise up and wage Jihad on the Western world. In a posting on social media pages affiliated with ISIS, the following

 

Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help

The Independent 30 January 2015
By Lizzie Dearden

A man was held down and beheaded for “insulting Allah” in the middle of a Syrian town by Isis fighters as he screamed for help from the silent crowd. Footage reportedly taken on

 

Paradise lost: is Christianity doomed in the Middle East?

New Statesman 29 January 2015
By Gerard Russell

The stark cliffs of the Zagros Mountains on the Iran-Iraq border, and the dusty hills and plains that lie between those mountains and the city of Mosul, might seem an unlikely

 

Muslim woman says police made her remove Islamic scarf

Detroit Free Press 29 January 2015
By Niraj Warikoo

A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Dearborn Heights police of violating her constitutional rights by making her remove her Islamic head scarf after they arrested her for

 

The king and Islam

The Economist 29 January 2015

AS ALWAYS with King Abdullah of Jordan, politics is a bit of a gamble. As part of his war on Islamist extremism he wants to foster a version of the religion that is more submissive to the

 

35 years in prison for Saudi airman in Vegas child rape case

Fresno Bee 29 January 2015
By Ken Ritter

A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years

 

Shame and scandal in Saudi Arabia

Toronto Sun 29 January 2015
By Tarek Fatah

There is a disgraceful spectacle unfolding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in which some of the leading lights of the West are playing the role of medieval court jesters, singing

 

Islamic Terrorism: The Taboo Topic

Gatestone Institue 28 January 2015
By Uzay Bulut

The political violence of the Koran is eternal and universal. The political violence of the Bible was for that particular historical time and place. This is the vast difference between Islam and

 

Reminder: The Islamic State Is Islamic and a State

National Review Online 28 January 2015
By Patrick Brennan

Credible reports about the details of the operations of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, have not been terribly easy to come by, which makes a new piece by Arab analyst Hassan

 

Gang must have been suffering from Islamophobia when they went "Jew bashing"

Elder of Ziyon 28 January 2015

An Orthodox Jew was beaten up by a gang of teenagers who said the attack was a protest ‘about the Palestinians and the Jewish community’, a court has heard. Balawal Sultan, 18,

 

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

Spiegel Online 28 January 2015
By Nicola Abé and Julia Amalia Heyer

El Al Flight 324 landed a full three hours ago, but Lucie Podemski is still waiting for her father to emerge. She is sitting in a café in the Tel Aviv airport along with a balloon she

 

Assad: Erdogan is ‘personally responsible’ for Syrian chaos

RUDAW 27 January 2015

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “is personally responsible” for the turmoil in Syria and the surge in Islamic terrorism in the region, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said

 

Saudi imam: “The sword is more truthful than the book”

Jihad Watch 27 January 2015
By Robert Spencer

“The sword is more truthful than the book” is an exact inversion of “The pen is mightier than the sword.” And indeed, in our own day the pen has proven to be only as strong as

 

Islam experts: No-go zones looming for America

WND 27 January 2015
By Bob Unruh

The “no-go zones” in some Western nations, where law enforcement has lost control because of the influence of Islamic law, are coming to America. That’s according to several

 

SF Chronicle celebrates anti-free speech vandalism of AFDI ads as “love”

Jihad Watch 27 January 2015
By Robert Spencer

Once again a mainstream media outlet endorses thuggery and the forced silence of foes of jihad terror. The abandonment of the freedom of speech by those who should be its foremost

 

Philippines: Islamist Separatists Massacre Police Commandos

The Clarion Project 27 January 2015

Police commandos in the Philippines have been ambushed and killed by fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. This is despite a peace deal that was signed in March 2014 in which

 

Blasphemous caricatures: 30,000 protesters turn up for largest rally yet against French magazine

The Express Tribune 27 January 2015

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the city on Sunday in what was the country’s largest protest yet against the publication of blasphemous caricatures by French satirical