Syria

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

 

"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

 

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

 

What has life been like for the Islamic State 'poster girls'?

The Christian Science Monitor 15 October 2014
By Anne Steele

Two teenage girls who fled their Austrian homes to join the Islamic State, described as ‘poster girls’ for the caliphate, are now desperate to return after apparently becoming

 

How the world is dealing with the militant threat

The Globe and Mail 15 October 2014
By Joanna Slater

As a teenager, Jejoen Bontinck enjoyed a brief moment of celebrity in his native Belgium, dancing his way to fame in a televised talent competition. Shortly after, he converted

 

Greens: Send German ground troops to Syria

thelocal.de 15 October 2014

Germany’s Green Party wants to see German troops on the ground fighting Isis in the Middle East as part of a UN mission – something the Foreign Minister ruled out on Monday. It

 

Islamic State Worried Media Will Cover Up its Terror Attacks as "Random Killings”

FrontPage Mag 15 October 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

I’m honestly not sure things can get any stranger. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood Jihadist, can only get FOX News to report his terror statements in support of ISIS because the

 

The Islamic State, gardening metaphors, and misinformation

The Christian Science Monitor 15 October 2014
By Dan Murphy

Thomas Friedman yesterday likened the so-called Islamic State to an "invasive species" ("IS," get it?). Comparing the ideology of Islamic State to an invasive, noxious weed

 

Isis Calls for Lone Wolf Attacks in UK For Iraq Intervention

International Business Times 15 October 2014
By Vasudevan Sridharan

Isis, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, has called for lone wolf attacks in the UK in retaliation for the recent British intervention in Iraq. The Sunni insurgent group,

 
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