Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight ISIS

The Daily Star 16 October 2014

THE HAGUE: The Dutch public prosecutor said Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling ISIS in Iraq are not necessarily committing any

 

An Honest Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

The Huffington Post 16 October 2014
By Qasim Rashid

Dear fellow Muslims, You've likely heard the old saying, "You can't wake up someone pretending to be asleep." This thoughtful proverb crossed my mind as I read new atheist

 

France Is Worried About Wannabe-Jihadists

Business Insider 15 October 2014
By The Economist

A studious 15-year-old pupil from the south of France, Adèle enjoyed biology and dreamed of saving lives. But she led a double life. In one Facebook identity she was just a

 

France willing to soften stance on Turkey EU bid

The Local / France 15 October 2014

France said on Friday it was willing to unblock two key chapters of negotiation for Turkey's bid to become a member of the European Union. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

 

Poland in 'urgent' bid to release kidnapped priest in CAR

Polskie Radio S.A 15 October 2014

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up an Emergency Team which is in ongoing contact with the Polish Episcopal Conference’s Commission for Missions,” a statement released

 

How Turkey Went Bad – Part I

the Jewish Voice 15 October 2014
By Daniel Pipes

[Turks note that Erdogan and Hugo Chávez (both born in 1954) share important traits.] Only twelve years ago, the Republic of Turkey was correctly seen as a stalwart NATO

 

In Britain, Islamist extremist Anjem Choudary proves elusive

The Washington Post 15 October 2014
By Griff Witte

As British war planes arc through Middle Eastern skies and security services race to unravel terrorist plots at home, the nation’s most prominent propagandist for the Islamic

 

Secret terror trial hears of possible attack on Tony Blair

SBS 15 October 2014

London's Old Bailey court has heard that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair may have been the intended target of a deadly terror plot. The trial of the suspect accused

 

French Citizens of Jewish Background Fighting With Islamic State

Arutz Sheva 15 October 2014

A number of French citizens of Jewish background have left France to join the Islamic State in Syria, a French official said Monday. The revelation came after a report

 

20,000 Kurds protest against IS in Germany

NewsAdvance 15 October 2014

More than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants have protested in Germany against the Islamic State group. Police said the demonstration Saturday in the western German city of

 

Khamenei Blames United States, 'Wicked' Britain, for Creating Islamic State

Breitbart 15 October 2014

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the "wicked" British government for creating the Islamic State in his first speech since

 

Britain arrests 6 in terrorism raids

Boston Globe 15 October 2014
By Alan Cowell

LONDON — The British counterterrorism police arrested six people Tuesday in raids across southern England following other detentions in London and the English Midlands. The

 

Islam critic's assailant released in Turkey

thelocal.dk 15 October 2014

The man who tried to assassinate Lars Hedegaard has reportedly been released by Turkish authorities, possibly as part of a prisoner swap with Isis. Now Hedegaard fear someone

 

Islamic State (ISIS) Now Banned In Switzerland

The Inquisitr News 15 October 2014

The Islamic State terrorist group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, was virtually unheard of just a year ago. Today, their atrocities regularly make headlines around the world,

 

What has life been like for the Islamic State 'poster girls'?

The Christian Science Monitor 15 October 2014
By Anne Steele

Two teenage girls who fled their Austrian homes to join the Islamic State, described as ‘poster girls’ for the caliphate, are now desperate to return after apparently becoming

 

How the world is dealing with the militant threat

The Globe and Mail 15 October 2014
By Joanna Slater

As a teenager, Jejoen Bontinck enjoyed a brief moment of celebrity in his native Belgium, dancing his way to fame in a televised talent competition. Shortly after, he converted

 

British jihadis are depressed, lonely and need help, says Prof

Telegraph.co.uk 15 October 2014
By Sarah Knapton

Teenagers and young people who flee Britain to fight jihad are just depressed and lonely and should be allowed to return to the UK without being criminalised, a leading

 

Greens: Send German ground troops to Syria

thelocal.de 15 October 2014

Germany’s Green Party wants to see German troops on the ground fighting Isis in the Middle East as part of a UN mission – something the Foreign Minister ruled out on Monday. It

 

German deputy speaker: NATO must stop Turkey support for ISIS

RUDAW 15 October 2014

NATO must force Turkey to stop its undeclared support of the Islamic State (ISIS) and shift its policy toward the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the deputy speaker of the

 

Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

BBC News 15 October 2014
By Tony Blair

The last few weeks have seen a significant shift in the global response to events in Iraq and Syria. Led by the US, more than 40 countries are now joined in fighting the

 

Islamic State Worried Media Will Cover Up its Terror Attacks as "Random Killings”

FrontPage Mag 15 October 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

I’m honestly not sure things can get any stranger. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood Jihadist, can only get FOX News to report his terror statements in support of ISIS because the

 

Shah Ahmed ‘Rubbed Himself’ Against Sex Assault Victim On Oxford Street Bus

LONDON24 15 October 2014
By Alain Tolhurst

Shah Ahmed was convicted last week following a two day trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in relation to an incident on an N25 service on Sunday, October 27, 2013. A spokesman

 

Israel fears European trend after British recognition of 'Palestine'

Israel Hayom 15 October 2014
By Dan Margalit

PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman haven't spoken with British counterparts since the move for Palestinian recognition, sources say • PA Foreign Minister

 

The Islamic State, gardening metaphors, and misinformation

The Christian Science Monitor 15 October 2014
By Dan Murphy

Thomas Friedman yesterday likened the so-called Islamic State to an "invasive species" ("IS," get it?). Comparing the ideology of Islamic State to an invasive, noxious weed

 

British father of three went undercover to infiltrate Taliban training camp – and escaped to tell tale of brutality and glamoris

Daily Mail 15 October 2014
By Damien Gayle

A British man may be the first Western civilian to infiltrate a Taliban training camp and escape to tell the tale. Cal Sarwar from Falkirk, Scotland, posed as a

 
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