Iraq

From International Brigades to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Al Arabiya News 31 January 2014

Between July 1936 and April 1939 a brutal civil war devastated Spain. The country was divided into two main factions: right wing nationalists and leftist republicans. External

 

The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and Ash-Sham

Assyrian International News Agency 30 January 2014
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

In the course of the Syrian Civil War, two major rebel factions have emerged who share al-Qaeda's ideology: Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), which was founded at the beginning of 2012 by

 

The Sick Middle East

Family Security Matters 27 January 2014
By DANIEL PIPES

The recent fall of Fallujah, Iraq, to an Al-Qaeda-linked group provides an unwelcome reminder of the American resources and lives devoted in 2004 to 2007 to control the city -

 

Report: Persecution of Christians reveals most abuse in Muslim countries

The Jerusalem Post 22 January 2014
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

The majority of anti-Christian persecution in the world in 2013 took place at the hands of Muslims, according to a list by Open Doors USA . The nondenominational group

 

Islamist militants strengthen grip on Iraq’s Falluja

Times of Malta 20 January 2014

Al-Qaeda and other insurgent groups have tightened their grip on Falluja, defying the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government’s efforts to persuade local tribesmen to expel them from the

 

85% in Muslim countries support the headscarf

World Bulletin 15 January 2014

The findings of a study surveying the opinions on women’s dress in seven predominantly Muslim countries has found that an astonishing 84.6% agree that women should wear the

 

Nine of the Ten Countries Ranked Most Oppressive Towards Christians are Muslim Countries

Answering Muslims 10 January 2014
By David Wood

But if you say there's a problem, you're a racist, Islamophobic, hate-mongering bigot.

 

Christians under threat: over 100 million persecuted all over the world

The Voice of Russia 10 January 2014

Over 100 million Christians are currently persecuted all over the world. The shocking revelation was published by the human rights organization, Open Doors in its research

 

How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

Pew Research Center 9 January 2014
By Jacob Poushter

An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Only in Turkey and Lebanon do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public.

 

Invisible Women: The Aftermath of Jihad

Family Security Matters 9 January 2014
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

Massacres, beheadings, rapes and the rest often take place whenever and wherever Islamic jihadis take over. Lesser known but no less eye-opening, however, is the aftermath of

 

Al Qaeda’s "Leaderless Jihad” Makes Obama A Fool

The Gateway Pundit 8 January 2014
By Andrea Ryan

Last week, the brutal incompetence of our president, and secretaries of state Clinton and Kerry revealed itself in a country we once controlled at the great cost of American

 

Syria: Al-Qaeda executes 50 foes of Sharia and Islamization at hospital

Jihad Watch 8 January 2014

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT - Al Qaida militants have withdrawn over the past few hours from the main Syrian eastern city of Dayr az Zor in the region bordering with Iraq's western al

 

The Muslim Brotherhood: Wolf not even in sheep’s clothing

The Jerusalem Post 6 January 2014
By ZVI MAZEL

The West continues to fail to understand the nature of Muslim Brotherhood: to impose Shari’a by all means, if necessary by violence The Muslim Brotherhood’s avowed

 

Who Lost Fallujah? Al-Qaeda takes over Iraqi city that cost 100 American lives a decade ago

Time 6 January 2014
By Mark Thompson

The Iraqi government that the U.S. put into power during eight years of war lost the key city of Fallujah over the weekend. While you weren’t paying attention, al-Qaeda has

 

Arab spring yields to Muslim winter

The Age 6 January 2014
By Paul Sheehan

In France, more than 1000 cars were torched across the country on New Year's Eve. It has become a tradition. As usual, the French media omitted to say most of the damage is

 

Esman: Women are "Biggest Losers" in Arab Spring

The Investigate Project on Terrorism 19 December 2013
By Abigail R. Esman

The Arab Spring, with the rising tide of hope for democracy and change it ushered in, has turned to autumn. For women it has become an Arab Winter, dark and cold and growing

 

Popular Saudi cleric endorses Islamic Front, calls for cooperation with al Qaeda

The Long War Journal 17 December 2013
By Thomas Joscelyn

Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, a popular Saudi cleric who has relocated to Syria, has used his highly trafficked social media presence to endorse the new Islamic Front

 

Iraq: Islamic jihadists murder female TV presenter

Jihad Watch 16 December 2013

If they aren't satisfied with the news coverage they're getting, we could send them one of our pro-jihad journalists -- Christiane Amanpour, Niraj Warikoo, Bob Smietana, Kari

 

Jihadists execute Syrian man for "blasphemy," NGO says

NOW. 10 December 2013

Jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have executed a man in Syria's Idlib province after accusing him of blasphemy, a monitoring group said

 

Index: 8 Muslim-Majority Nations Among 10 Most Corrupt

Arutz Sheva 4 December 2013
By Ari Yashar

German-based NGO Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Tuesday. The index, which ranks corruption of countries on a 0 to 100

 
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