Syria

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

 

The next war against global jihadism

The Economist 12 September 2014

Once again, and more wearily than ever, America is saddling up to lead an armed posse into the badlands of Mesopotamia. In 1991 the elder George Bush gathered a coalition to

 

American Teen Shannon Maureen Conley Pleads Guilty For Conspiring With ISIL Fiancé

China Topix 12 September 2014
By Kristina Fernandez

An American teenager Shannon Maureen Conley pleaded guilty to terrorism charges on Wednesday morning for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIL)

 

Mixed International Reaction to Obama Plan on Islamic State

The Wall Street Journal 12 September 2014
By Harriet Torry, Nicholas Winning and Stacy Meichtry

U.S. allies in Europe offered cautious backing for President Barack Obama's plan to launch airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State extremists, with the U.K. and France saying

 

The ‘unprecedented’ challenge posed by Islamic State

Swiss Info 12 September 2014
By Peter Siegenthaler

United States President Barack Obama’s pledge to extend air strikes to Islamic State targets in Syria relies on other states’ readiness to participate in military action

 

UK PM: Six Planned ISIS Attacks in Europe

Frontpage Mag 11 September 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

Let all the Jihadis return to the UK and it’ll be a lot more than six. There’s a reason countries have airports and it’s not just to humiliate tourists. (via Religion of

 

European Muslim from Copenhagen Poses with Severed Heads

Atlas Shrugs 11 September 2014
By Pamela Geller

Beheading is Islamic ritual slaughter and was Muhammad’s mode of slaughter as well.The severed head pose is now becoming viral among devout Muslims fighting for

 

ISIS Is Not Islamic?

Daniel Pipes 11 September 2014
By Daniel Pipes

In a televised address this evening, President Barack Obama outlined his ideas on how to defeat the Islamic State. Along the way, he declared the organization variously known

 

Germany's jihadists: Young, male, losers

The Local 11 September 2014

The report from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which has been seen by the Berliner Morgenpost, showed that of the 378 German Islamists who have

 
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