Syria

The Israel-hater’s Islamic State

What do Nazi Germany, Apartheid South Africa and the Islamic State have in common? For Israel-haters, it’s an easy question: all three are regarded as utterly evil and

 

My Childhood Friend, the ISIS Jihadist

Mashable Spotlight 15 October 2014
By Jakob Sheikh

We grew up in the same building, played football together, shared the same interests and have parents who come from the same place. But he became a foreign fighter in Syria, I

 

ustralia’s Special Forces troops Iraq bound for Islamic State fight stuck in UAE

Australia’s 200 Special Forces are stalled in the United Arab Emirates, awaiting legal clearance to kick off their mission assisting the Iraqi Security Forces in repelling the

 

Muslim Militants Release 20 Christians In Syria; Priest Under House Arrest

BosNewsLife 15 October 2014

ome 20 Christians kidnapped by fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida in Syria have been released but their priest remained under house arrest Monday, October 13, awaiting an

 

US hostage held by Islamic State writes of incredible ‘stress and fear’ in captivity

dna india 15 October 2014

American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter Kassig, who was captured by Islamic State (IS) militants a year ago has said in a recent letter to his parents that

 

Lebanon indicts Omar Bakri on terrorism charges

The Daily Star 11 October 2014

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda Thursday indicted Syrian-born Sheikh Omar Bakri with belonging to armed terrorist groups and trying to undermine the

 

Islamic State: 'My son believes it because it is brainwashing'

BBC 11 October 2014

A Belgian man whose son has travelled to Syria to join Islamic State has given some insight into life with the militants. Pol Van Hessche is in almost daily contact with

 

Video: Turkey Sits Out Battle in Syrian Border City

Wall Street Journal 11 October 2014
By Yaroslav Trofimov

Turkey’s unwillingness to intervene in the battle over a predominantly Kurdish Syrian city on its border has earned the country harsh criticism from Washington, exposing a

 

Video: Pro-ISIS radicals with machetes, knives attack Kurds in Germany

RT 10 October 2014

Peaceful protests against IS in Syria and Iraq organized by Kurdish nationals in several German cities ended with serious clashes with pro-jihadist Muslims in Hamburg and Celle. Police had to

 

Reactions to riots in Hamburg

DW 10 October 2014

German newspaper commentators said in their Thursday editions that clashes in the two northern cities on Tuesday evening had illustrated the potential spillover impact of the

 

ISIS veteran among four terror suspects arrested in London raids on suspicion of plotting UK attack

The Mirror 10 October 2014
By Chris Hughes and Tom Pettifor

Four terror suspects were seized in dawn police swoops yesterday - including an Islamic State veteran suspected of plotting an attack in the UK. At least one of four

 

German concern over Islamist attack eclipses U.S. spying scandal

Chicago Tribune 10 October 2014
By Patrick Donahue

Concern that Islamist fighters returning from Syria could carry out terror attacks in Germany is eclipsing the country's debate over mass surveillance. The advance of Islamic

 

How to Confront the Islamic State

Frontpage Mag 10 October 2014
By Geert Wilders

The Islamic State is an Islamic cancer. It is a poisonous snake based on the Quran and the life of Muhammad, a criminal who 14 centuries ago went, murdering and decapitating,

 

Turkey 'Freed Over 100 Islamic State Militants In Hostage Exchange'

Vice News 10 October 2014
By John Beck

Turkey may have freed as many as 180 Islamic State jihadists —including 10 Europeans — in exchange for the release of hostages being held by the group, according to a report

 

Video: Netherlands under threat of terror attacks by Dutch jihadists returning from Syria

Bare Naked Islam 10 October 2014

The threats are coming from a "Dutch” Jihadist fighting in Allepo Syria. His threats on video and Twitter were directed toward the Dutch government and especially against the military,

 

Vienna 'jihad' teenager wants to come home

The Local 10 October 2014

The two girls, 16-year-old Samra and 15-year-old Sabina, are both of Bosnian origin and left Vienna in April, telling their parents in a letter that they wanted to "fight for

 

ISIS: Social Media Recruits Women in Their Teens

guardianlv.com 10 October 2014
By Charice Long

Social media may be responsible for women and teen girls uprooting themselves from homes across the world to join ISIS militant extremists. The number of missing women and

 

French Family of 11 Suspected to Have Left for Syria Jihad

outlookindia 10 October 2014

Eleven members of the same family from the French city of Nice are believed to have left for Syria, with some suspected of planning to fight alongside jihadists, a judicial

 

Street fighting in Kobani as Islamic State moves in

Times Of Malta 10 October 2014

Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani yesterday after subjecting the Syrian border town to an assault lasting

 

Isis' 15,000 foreign fighters may pose threat on return

stuff.co.nz 10 October 2014
By Carol J. Williams

As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalised

 
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