Syria

Video: Bulldozing the Border Between Iraq and Syria: The Islamic State (Part 5)

youtube 3 September 2014
By VICE News

On August 8, nearly three years after the United States pulled out of Iraq, President Barack Obama ordered airstrikes to commence on Islamic State positions in northern Iraq, as the group’s fighters advanced towards the Kurdish capital of Erbil.

 

Is Jihad Un-Islamic?

FrontPage Magazine 2 September 2014
By Fjordman

So-called "Islamophobes” such as Bat Ye’or and others have been warning for years against the possible rise of a new Islamic Caliphate. They have been largely ignored and partly ridiculed for doing so.

 

Video: Cameron: ISIS a ‘Direct Threat to Every European Country’

Breitbart 2 September 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron echoed the belief of the European Council that ISIS poses a "direct threat to every European country” in a speech on Monday.

 

A Kosovo Mother's Plea: 'Bring My Boy Back' -- From Syria

Radio Free Europe 2 September 2014
By Konsushevci Arton and Luke Johnson

PRISTINA -- Pranvera Abazi thought that her husband, Arben, and 8-year-old son, Erion, were going on a weekend trip to Rugova, a popular gorge in Kosovo. But three days

 

Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects

RT 2 September 2014
By Dr. Can Erimtan

Muslim extremism has been NATO's enemy-of-choice since the mid-1990's, and now this amorphous opponent has once again assumed the shape of a recognizable organization headed by

 

Suspected 16-year-old wannabe jihadist arrested en route to Syria

The Independent 2 September 2014
By John Lichfield

A 16-year-old girl suspected would-be jihadist has been arrested at Nice airport in southern France as she apparently tried to reach Syria after a tip-off from Turkish

 

White British girl who's now a 'celebrity jihadi': Mother-of-two a 'top priority' for MI6 ...

Daily Mail 2 September 2014

She grew up in Lewisham, south London, and only converted to Islam as a teenager, but Khadijah Dare is now said to be seen as a 'top priority' for British intelligence

 

Video: Christians in the Caliphate: The Islamic State (Part 4)

youtube 2 September 2014
By VICE News

The lightning advances of the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq in June shocked the world. But it’s not just the group's military victories that have garnered attention — it’s also the pace with which its members have begun to carve out a viable state.

 

‘They Will Reach Europe in a Month and America in Another Month’: A Muslim King’s Dire Warning

Palestinian Media Watch 1 September 2014
By Zach Noble

The man who now leads them warned his American captors, "I’ll see you guys in New York.” They could exploit the porous southern U.S. border for an attack, and on Thursday

 

Marched to their deaths: Sickening ISIS slaughter continues as 250 soldiers captured at Syrian airbase are stripped then led to

The Daily Mail 1 September 2014
By Dan Bloom

Sickening footage appears to show Islamic State militants parading around 250 captured soldiers through the desert in their underwear before they are killed and their bodies

 

Police takes Passport away from 10 Members of Jihadi-families

Jihadis have again been discovered in the Netherlands. In Huizen the police has taken away the passports of ten people, belonging to two families. They are suspected of

 

Al Qaeda’s New Front: Jihadi Rap

Politico 1 September 2014

Abdel Majed Abdel Bary, the rapper suspected of murdering American journalist James Foley somewhere between Syria and Iraq, is the product of a British youth culture that has

 

From Al-Qaeda to IS, familiar games, familiar players

Kashmir Times 1 September 2014
By Aijaz Zaka Syed

Those who cannot remember the past, cautioned George Santayana, are condemned to repeat it. So Barack Obama, who stood against Bush's wars and his apocalyptic visions of a

 

Video: Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State (Part 3)

youtube 28 August 2014
By VICE News

The Islamic State now governs its caliphate from the north central Syrian city of Raqqa, which was once a relatively westernized agricultural hub. As the State's power base, Raqqa is where it imposes its version of Sharia law throughout large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

 

Confronting the Yazidi Genocide

Armenian Weekly 28 August 2014
By Aren Torikian

Thousands of people leaving their ancestral homeland. Women and children being kidnapped, raped, and sold as slaves. Men slaughtered by the dozens. While this sounds like

 

Hundreds Of Westerners Have Joined ISIS — Here's Where They Came From

Business Insider 28 August 2014
By Ben Winsor

In the aftermath of the sadistic murder of American journalist James Foley by a suspected London-born ISIS recruit, increasing attention is being paid to the radicalization of

 

Israeli forces caught up in Al Qaeda’s complex toils in both Golan and Gaza

debka.com 28 August 2014

The cross-border incident on the Golan Wednesday, Aug. 27, in which an Israeli officer was injured by stray fire from the fighting between Syrian army and rebel forces near

 

Mohamed Khalaf: Bashar Assad's Regime Was 'Biggest Helper' of IS

Novinite.com 28 August 2014
By Angel Petrov

An interview of Novinite.com with Mohamed Khalaf, an Iraqi-born journalist and correspondent in Bulgaria of a Kuwaiti newspaper, on the Sunni militant group called Islamic

 

Video: Local jihadist killed in Syria had troubled past before conversion

Fox5 San Diego 28 August 2014

SAN DIEGO — The former San Diego man killed while fighting with the Islamic State reportedly had a string of arrests before he converted to Islam and traveled to

 

Assad Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State Militant Group

Wall Street Journal 28 August 2014
By Maria Abi-Habib

The Islamic State, which metastasized from a group of militants seeking to overthrow the Syrian government into a marauding army gobbling up chunks of the Middle East, gained

 
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