Danish convert killed by West in Syria: reports

The Local 5 January 2015

A Danish teenager, identified as ‘LD’ in most media reports but by his full name on the controversial website Syrienblog, reportedly died in Ayn al-Arab on Christmas Day.


2014: Europe’s Year of the Jihadist

Algemeiner 5 January 2015
By Abigail R. Esman

Among the trends of 2014 – "Gone, Girl,” Lena Dunham, and $55,000 potato salad – was another the list-makers seem to have missed: it was also a very good year for Islamic


Video: Expert: ISIS recruits not motivated by money

Money Jihad 5 January 2015

Russia Today recently interviewed terror finance expert Loretta Napoleoni about the business operations of the Islamic State of Iraq. During the conversation, Napoleoni made some


Bosnian man is charged with recruiting people to fight with Islamic militants in Syria

Daily Journal 5 January 2015

A court says a man has been charged with recruiting Bosnians to fight with Islamic militants in Syria and organizing a terrorist group. The State Court said Wednesday that


2014: The Conflict with Islamic State Should Teach the West a Lesson

Novinite 5 January 2015
By Angel Petrov

At a first glance the militant group Islamic State's gains in Syria and Iraq caught the world by surprise. A second look, however, places IS within the context of the


France, Germany Urge Checks on Jihadists' Travel

Voa News 5 January 2015
By Jamie Dettmer

France and Germany, traditionally among the fiercest defenders of document-free travel within the 26-nation Schengen travel zone, are calling for changes to counter the


Jihadist Preacher Calls on Dutchmen to Join Al Nusra

The Saudi preacher, Abdullah al-Muhaysini, has called on Dutch Muslims to go to Syria and fight for the jihadist cause. He asked them to join Al Nusra. In his video message,


John Kerry won’t call the Islamic State by its name anymore. Why that’s not a good idea.

The Washington Post 5 January 2015
By Shadi Hamid and Will McCants

"Daesh claims to be fighting for Islam but its actions are an insult to Islam,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry said recently, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic


Iran’s Occupation of Syria

Frontpage Mag 5 January 2015
By Joseph Puder

Most people immersed in Middle Eastern affairs have heard the charge, ad-nauseam, "Israeli occupation” of the West Bank. The United Nations (UN) agencies, the European Union


Video: Islamic State Jihadi demands attacks against France

The Jihad Watch 24 December 2014

A video from Islamic State, published on the 19th December which sheds a little light on the attacks of the past few days.


On Syrian border, Belgian father tracks his wayward son

Christian Science Monitor 24 December 2014
By Dominique Soguel

Europe’s anguish over the rise of homegrown jihadis – young Muslims and Muslim converts who flock to the banner of foreign extremist groups, especially the Islamic State – was


Polygamy Partly to Blame for Islamic State's Violence

Breitbart 24 December 2014

Science writer Matt Ridley argues in today’s Times that polygamy has a long-established link to violence, saying that much of the violence in Islamic society can be explained


Israel Boosting Golan Heights Forces in Response to Rising ISIS Threats

Blazing Cat Fur 22 December 2014

The Israeli Army is boosting and regrouping its forces in the Golan Heights in light of ISIS terrorists overtaking more and more border areas


Islamic State selling church artefacts worth millions to western collectors

Christian Today 19 December 2014
By Carey Lodge

Western collectors are thought to be in direct contact with Islamic State looters, who have taken millions of pounds worth of artefacts from ancient churches across Iraq and Syria


At Least 180 Killed in al-Qaeda Offensive Against Syrian Troops 17 December 2014
By Jason Ditz

At least 180 fighters, including 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 members of al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in a 24 hour span yesterday, as Nusra pushed into key military bases


Nusra Front shoot two men for blasphemy

The Daily Star 17 december 2014

The Nusra Front has been accused of executing two men in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp for blasphemy, sparking angry reactions on social media. A video purporting


About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside ISIS in Middle East

The Daily Star 16 December 2014

BEIJING: About 300 Chinese people are fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Monday, a rare tally that is likely to fuel worry in China


Tracking a month of deadly attacks

BBC 15 December 2014

Jihadist attacks killed more than 5,000 people in just one month, an investigation by the BBC World Service and King's College London has found. Civilians bore the brunt of the violence, with more than 2,000 killed in reported jihadist incidents during November 2014. Islamic State carried out the most


When Jihadists Capture a Woman, They Have a Guide to Consult on What to Do With Her. Some of the Directives Are Truly Disturbing 15 December 2014

The Islamic State group has reportedly issued a guide on how to treat female slaves which allows jihadist militants to rape them, including girls who have not yet reached


ISIS beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria

Al Arabiya 15 December 2014

A self-declared police force loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria decapitated four men in western Syria after accusing them of blasphemy, a rights group monitoring the

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