Iraq

Islamic State militants ‘burn to death 45 in Iraq’

Vlad Tepes 19 February 2015

Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says. Exactly who these people

 

ISIS rules for women now include double veil, 'guardian'

ANSAmed 18 February 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) is now imposing a harsher dress code on women in its territory, as well as requiring them to travel only in the company of a male 'guardian'. The

 

Egyptian beheadings show ISIS taking ‘global jihad’ to rest of Arab world

Fox News 17 February 2015

The Islamic State's mass execution of Egyptian Christians is the latest sign that ISIS is pointing its sword against not just the West but the rest of the Arab world -- drawing

 

Iraq preparing to retake Mosul from Islamic State: PM Abadi

International News Network 17 February 2015

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says its armed forces are preparing for an offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS). In an interview with British media, he

 

ISIS creating 'provinces' outside of Syria and Iraq

Haaretz 16 February 2015

The Islamic State is establishing branches across North Africa and in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American intelligence officials cited in a report by The New York

 

Intelligence agencies find over 30 Islamic State headhunters targeting Indian youths for 'holy war'

The Daily Mail 13 February 2015
By Abhishek Bhalla

The Islamic State’s (IS) body shoppers are still voraciously pushing more cannon fodder into the war theatre’s furnace, Indian intelligence has discovered. IS sympathisers are

 

Iran Speeding to Nuclear Weapons Breakout

The Gatestone Institute 13 February 2015
By Bassam Tawil

Iran, with its proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Yemen, has surrounded all the oil fields in the region and is currently busy encircling Jordan, Israel and

 

ISIS Beheads Cigarette Smokers: Islamic State Deems Smoking 'Slow Suicide' Under Sharia Law

International Business Times 13 February 2015
By Morgan Winsor

The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has long imposed a strict ban on alcohol, cursing, smoking and other acts deemed haram, or sinful. But it seems smoking may be the

 

• Historical Documentation: The Jihad That Led to the Crusades

Center for the Study of Political Islam 12 February 2015
By Dr. Bill Warner

Obama’s remarks about the evil of the Crusades, needs to be factually examined in detail. Here is such a list: 0355 After removing a Roman temple from the site (possibly the

 

White House: ISIS War Authorization ‘Intentionally’ Vague

Antiwar.com 12 February 2015
By Jason Ditz

With people expressing concern about the large number of wiggle words in the draft authorization for the ISIS war, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today

 

Islamic State Disfigure 15 Women With Acid

BasNews 12 February 2015
By Hazhar Mamuzini

Al-Khansa, the all-female Islamic State (IS) brigade, have arrested and punished 15 women in Mosul. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul Saed

 

How Iraq Subsidizes The Islamic State

Overt Action 12 February 2015
By Aki Peritz

The Islamic State is kept financially afloat by none other than the Iraqi government in Baghdad, which provides millions (if not billions) of dollars to pay its erstwhile government

 

ISIS Showing Some Weakness After Dozens Of Suicide Bombers Abandon Mission

OpposingViews 10 February 2015
By Jonathan Constante

New reports suggest that ISIS is struggling to keep foreign members committed to the cause after dozens of fighters deserted the group or defected to rival

 

Islamic State Disfigure 15 Women With Acid

BasNews 10 February 2015
By Hazhar Mamuzini

Al-Khansa, the all-female Islamic State (IS) brigade, have arrested and punished 15 women in Mosul. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul Saed Mamuzini told

 

Czech to Send Tanks and Armoured Personnel Carriers to Iraq

bas news 9 February 2015
By Luke Coleman

The Czech foreign, defence and interior ministries have jointly given the go-ahead to support the Iraqi government in its ongoing fight against Islamic State (IS)

 

ISIS sells Christian loot at jihad bazaar

Money Jihad 9 February 2015

ISIS is funded in part from sales of illegally seized “Nazarene” (Christian) belongings. ISIS refers to the stolen merchandise as “spoils”—terminology chosen to reinforce

 

Qatar website published fatwa permitting the burning of people to death, but removed it after ISIS video

American Thinker 9 February 2015
By Thomas Lifson

Our purported allies in Qatar have long played a double game, hosting US military facilities, but also financing Hamas (among other villainous groups). Now, AT contributor Raymond Ibrahim

 

Jordan launches 56 bombing raids in revenge against Isil

Irish Independent 9 February 2015
By Alan Martin

Jordan stepped up its bombing of the jihadist group on Thursday in response to the brutal killing by Isil of a captured Jordanian pilot, and continued until Saturday. "We achieved

 

How the Muslim Brotherhood fits into a network of extremism

Telegraph.co.uk 9 February 2015
By Andrew Gilligan

The Government is preparing a major clampdown on organisations linked to the terror group Hamas after the long-awaited publication of its review into the Muslim

 

Why the Crusades Began

Citizen Warrior 6 February 2015

About 450 years before the first crusade began, a new religion was born in the Middle East. At the time, the Middle East was mostly made up of Christians and Jews. Before

 
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