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The global rise of terror 'lone wolf' attacks

Telegraph.co.uk 16 December 2014
By Malcom Moore, video by Keely Lockhart

An increasing number of "lone wolf" terrorists are responding to the West's battle against the Islamic State by launching attacks at home. This year there have been a

 

Can Potential Terrorists Be ‘Rehabilitated’?

nymag 16 December 2014
By Jesse Singal

Syria’s civil war is causing problems in the European Union. As the fighting has grown more and more brutal, and as reports of human-rights atrocities committed by Bashar

 

Colombia: FARC using al-Qaeda for European drug trade

Fausta's Blog 10 December 2014

The EFE article (in Spanish, my translation) FARC Using al-Qaeda Networks to Bring in Cocaine in Sahel The FARC attempt to bring cocaine into Europe through the Sahel

 

Where Are All Those Freed Guantanamo Detainees Now?

TIME 9 December 2014
By Noah Rayman

More than 600 former Guantanamo Bay detainees have ended up in over 53 countries Over the dozen years since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp opened, more than 630 people

 

Standards, low profit hamper Islamic banks

blazingcatfur 9 December 2014

The Islamic banking industry is being hampered by low profits and "mediocre” customer satisfaction despite impressive growth, officials and financial executives say at a

 

Islamic State: Coalition 'pledges more troops' for Iraq

BBC News 9 December 2014

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants has pledged to send an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq, a top US commander has said. Lt Gen James Terry, who is

 

Respected journalists expose media bias against Israel

The Times of Israel 3 December 2014
By Yochanan Visser

Until now media bias against Israel has been exposed by pro-Israel NGO’s like Honest Reporting and Camera. But now respected journalists have decided to break the silence and

 

Bolivia’s Legislature Unanimously Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Asbarez Armenian News 2 December 2014

The two houses of the Bolivian Parliament unanimously approved measures to recognize the Armenian Genocide on November 26, reported the Buenos Aires, Argentina-based

 

The Women of ISIS: Western Girls Lured to Islamic State

CBN News 18 November 2014
By Erick Stakelbeck

My latest report examines the disturbing phenomenon of Western women and girls leaving their homes to travel to the Middle East and join ISIS. Last month, three teenage

 

Erdog(an, Cuba and the Cuban revolution

Liberation News 18 November 2014
By Taylor Goel

Speaking at the closing meeting of the summit of Latin American Muslim leaders on November 15th, the President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, claimed that it was Muslim sailors who

 

Hezbollah Smuggling Weapons to Brazilian Criminal Gangs

The Jewish Press 18 November 2014
By Anav Silverman

The prominent Brazilian newspaper, O Globo reported recently that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group has links with Brazil’s largest criminal gang, First Capital

 

Peru police to press charges against alleged Hezbollah detainee

todayonline 14 November 2014

Peruvian police said on Monday they will press charges against a foreign man arrested in Lima last month, after finding him with traces of explosives and getting his confession

 

Video: Passion For Freedom Awards: “The Internet’s Own Boy: The story of Aaron Swartz”

Passion For Freedom 13 November 2014


The Internet's Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development ofthe basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political

 

No Islamophobia in Latin America, says Turkey’s religious head

Hurriyet Daily News 13 November 2014

It is noticeable that Latin America has not displayed Islamophobic tendencies recently, though the same cannot be said for the U.S. and Europe,

 

How Amnesty International Suppresses Free Speech

Gatestone Institute 12 November 2014
By Alan M. Dershowitz

Last month the Columbia University chapter of Amnesty International invited me to deliver a talk on human rights in the Middle East. I accepted the invitation, anxious to

 

When The Jihad Comes, Whose Side Will You Be On?

Center for the Study of Political Islam 11 November 2014
By Kenneth Roberts

There’s good reason to ask this question to ‘nice’ Muslims. It invites Muslims to declare their true values and loyalties: "When jihad comes, whose side will you be

 

Turkey to host Latin American Muslims in conference

World Bulletin 11 November 2014

"The First Latin American Muslim Leaders Religious Summit” will host 76 religious leaders from more than 40 countries, "We believe that supporting Muslims around the world

 

What Makes Islamic State so Attractive? Why are young people rushing to join IS?

Arutz Sheva 6 November 2014
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar

The fact that Islamic State (formerly Daesh or ISIS/ISIL) is highly popular in the Islamic world cannot be ignored. Not a day goes by without reading about large numbers of

 

"We Need Your Head": Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2014

Gatestone Institute 6 November 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

"The United States did not come out to say anything about Boko Haram. They kept talking about economic problem. That is not true... The United States deliberately ignored

 

The Islamic State Is Successfully Recruiting European Women to Come Join the Caliphate

VICE News 6 November 2014
By Colleen Curry

The women of the Islamic State are using social media to convince friends and contacts in Western European countries to come join the movement, a development that could lead to

 
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