Iraq

Video: Westerners in ISIS Threaten Countries of Origin

Israel National News 17 October 2014
By Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin

Islamic State (ISIS) released a new propaganda video, designed to recruit more young Muslims from around the world to join its jihadist ranks, and to discourage the international coalition

 

Germany Clamps Down on Flow of Fighters to Islamic State

Bloomberg 17 October 2014
By Rainer Buergin and Arne Delfs

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is planning legal changes that will allow it to keep Germans from leaving to join groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Interior

 

German Muslim couple "took child to Syria jihad”

Atlas Shrugs 17 October 2014

A Munich man and woman have been arrested in Austria on charges of joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria, where they had travelled with the woman’s young son, officials

 

French Jewish Girl Stopped Moments Before Leaving to Join Islamic State

Vice News 17 October 2014
By Etienne Rouillon

A 17-year-old Jewish girl from Paris is the latest French teen reported to have turned to radical Islam and planned to flee to the Islamic State. The girl, who had reportedly

 

Islamic State 'being driven out of Syria's Kobane

BBC News Online 17 October 2014

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander has told the BBC. Baharin Kandal said IS

 

Hard-Pressed Between Turkey and ISIL, Kurds Essential to Regional Peace

The Epoch Times 17 October 2014
By Vivian Salama

The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries coming under significant

 

British jihadist with London accent appears in fresh Isil video

The Telegraph 17 October 2014
By Martin Evans

A British jihadist with a London accent has appeared in a fresh Islamic State in the Levant and Iraq (Isil) video vowing to defeat the coalition forces and "chop off the heads”

 

Terror arrests: Footage emerges of London raid, as four held

BBC News Online 17 October 2014

Four men are being questioned for a second day by officers investigating what Scotland Yard says is an "Islamist-related" plot. The men, all aged 20 or 21, were arrested in

 

Nine Days in the Caliphate: A Yazidi Woman's Ordeal as an Islamic State Captive

Spiegel International 17 October 2014
By Ralf Hoppe

During the ninth night of her captivity, Nadia seized an unexpected opportunity to flee. Back on the first day, the men who kidnapped Nadia and the other young women as

 

This Amazing Film Shows What Iraq Was Like In The 1950s

Business Insider 17 October 2014
By Pierre Bienaime and Armin Rosen

In April, 20th century film house British Pathé digitized more than 80,000 of its films and put them on YouTube. "Ageless Iraq” is one of them, shot in the ’50s to introduce

 

"They Won't Even Let Us Kill Ourselves": The Plight of Yazidi Sex Slaves

Answearing Muslims 17 October 2014

Hundreds of women and girls belonging to the Yazidi religious minority have been enslaved by Islamic State militants, who are selling them, forcing them to marry and convert to

 

Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian border town of Kobane

ABC 17 October 2014
By Hayden Cooper

Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State (IS) militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobane. Last

 

British Islamist Abu Baraa in Support of ISIS: We Can Start Having Slave Girls Again

youtube 16 October 2014
By MEMRITVVideos

In several videos, posted on the Internet during July and August, British Islamist Mizanur Rahman (a.k.a. Abu Baraa) came out in defense of the Islamic State. According to Abu

 

Turkey denies allowing US to use bases for anti-IS strikes

nation.com.pk 16 October 2014

Turkey on Monday denied statements by US officials that it had allowed the United States access to its air bases for bombing missions against Islamic State (IS) militants in

 

Turkey: Jihad-Lite

Gatestone Institute 16 October 2014
By Burak Bekdil

Turkish and U.S. officials are now planning to push the "moderates" onto the battlefield. The "moderates" -- Islamists featuring lighter shades of jihad -- will be trained

 

Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels near Iraq

BBC News 16 October 2014

Turkish F-16 and F-4 warplanes have bombed Kurdish PKK rebel targets near the Iraqi border, as their ceasefire comes under increasing strain. The air strikes on Daglica were

 

The Terror-Funding Roads That Pass Through Qatar

Right Side Publications 16 October 2014
By Thomas Vibjerg, Henrik Thomsen

Qatar is under growing international pressure because of millions of terror dollars allegedly being pumped into the Islamic State and other radical Islamist movements from

 

Is the Islamic State the Islamic ‘Reformation’?

FrontPage Mag 16 October 2014
By Fjordman

The self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world with its brutality. The British Prime Minister David Cameron, along with other Western leaders,

 

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

 

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

 
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