Syria

Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon

Sam Harris Blog 16 September 2014
By Sam Harris

In his speech responding to the horrific murder of journalist James Foley by a British jihadist, President Obama delivered the following rebuke (using an alternate name for

 

German man, 20, goes on trial for Islamic State membership

The Jerusalem Post 16 September 2014

A German man charged with joining Islamic State forces in Syria last year went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday in the first such case in Germany. Police arrested 20-year-old Kreshnik Berisha, who was

 

Birmingham and Rotherham Examples Show How Radical Islam Took Hold in the U.K.

National Catholic Register 16 September 2014
By Joanna Bogle

Events in Iraq and Syria, and especially the murder of the young American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Syria (IS), have focused attention

 

Islam’s Nightclub Brawl

The National Review 16 September 2014
By Theodore Dalrymple

Youth, as everyone knows who has passed through it some time ago, is the age not of idealism but of self-importance, uncertainty masked by certitude and moral grandiosity

 

British Jihadi Doctor Poses with Severed Head, Calls Herself Daughter of Osama

International Business Times 16 September 2014
By Johnlee Varghese

A 21-year-old British medical student, who goes by the name of Mujahidah Bint Usama on Twitter, has shocked everyone by posting a picture wherein she can be seen with a severed

 

London: 10 Year Olds ‘Trained to be Junior Jihadists’ And World Community’s Response to ISIS

International Business Times AU 16 September 2014
By Sachin Trivedi

The London Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, has reportedly said that children as young as ten are being "trained to be junior jihadists" in the city.

 

Portugal Fails to Heed Warnings from Spain About Jihadis

the Clarion Project 16 September 2014
By Soeren Kern

At least a dozen Portuguese nationals have joined jihadist groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, according to newestimates by Portuguese counter-terrorism officials. All of the

 

Where Did the Islamic State Come From?

algemeiner 16 September 2014
By Abigail R. Esman

The simple answer – and the one you’ll hear most often – is that IS, or Islamic State (formerly ISIS) emerged out of al-Qaeda, gathering strength through the ongoing civil war

 

Without Iran, world leaders tackle ISIS

The Jerusalem Post 16 September 2014

WASHINGTON – Thirty nations sent delegates to Paris on Monday to discuss military coordination against Islamic State, but Iranians were not among them. Those in attendance,

 

Three hidden worries in the US fight against the Islamic State

The Australian 16 September 2014

THERE are plenty of potential problems to worry about in President Barack Obama’s decision to go on the offensive against Islamic State fighters, and many have gotten ample

 

Obama: The Islamic State "is not ‘Islamic'”

The Jihad Watch 12 September 2014
By Robert Spencer

"No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” It is good of Obama to try to explain exactly how the Islamic State

 

Turkey refuses to host U.S. anti-ISIS forces

Al Arabiya 12 September 2014

Turkey will refuse to allow a U.S.-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighboring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against

 

For US, finding right allies in Syria will be tough

The Sacramento Bee 12 September 2014
By Hannah Allam

In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria’s various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for

 

The bind facing Turkey over 'Islamic State'

DW 12 September 2014
By Thomas Seibert

When "Islamic State" (IS) militants took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, diplomats in its Turkish consulate hesitated for too long. The jihadists surrounded the post,

 

Report: Germany's Jihadists are 'Young, Male Failures'

Breitbart 12 September 2014
By Donna Rachel Edmunds

Just one in four German jihadis finished high school, a report which describes those who travel to Syria as mainly ‘young, male failures’ has announced. The Local has reported

 

Suspected French jihad recruiter arrested in Paris

The Modesto Bee 12 September 2014
By Elaine Ganley

French authorities have arrested a man suspected of being one of the top recruiters of young jihadis for the civil war in Syria, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, describing

 

Has Turkey woken up to Islamic State threat?

BBC News 12 September 2014
By Mark Lowen

The frontline runs through cotton fields and olive groves: on one side, a powerful Nato member; on the other - a country beset by Islamist militants, the new target of Western

 

Obama defends Islam, will fight ISIS by arming those who…defect to ISIS

Creeping Sharia 12 September 2014

In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy” the Islamic State

 

Obama gave ‘compelling case’ for expanding fight against Islamic State

The Global And Mail 12 September 2014
By Patricia Zengerle and Amanda Becker

The Republican Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama’s expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but

 

How British jihadist 'madams' are running Isis brothels full of thousands of kidnapped Iraqi women

The Daily Mail 12 September 2014
By Amanda Williams

Thousands of Iraqi women are being forced into sex slavery in brothels run by a 'police force' of British women jihadis, it has been reported. As many as 3,000 women and

 
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