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Nov 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BEIRUT (AP) — Children carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight. ...

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Nov 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said. The fighting focused on Ramadi's eastern Sijariya neighborhood, which the extremist group said it captured Friday. An official with the Anbar provincial ...

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Nov 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces had completely retaken Jalawla ...

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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A Chinese Coastguard vessel patrols near the BRP Sierra Madre, a marooned transport ship which Philippine Marines live on as a military outpost, in the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Reuters) (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed ...

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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Abu Abdullah al-Habashi, who appeared in an Isis video urging Britons to join the group in Syria. About 500 Britons are thought to have joined Isis Via THE GUARDIAN: A London man has been killed fighting for Islamic State (Isis), social media accounts linked to the extremist group have said. Abu Abdullah al-Habashi was said to have died ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via CBCnews.ca: A number of Canadian military veterans say they'll be enlisting with the growing ranks of foreign fighters who have joined the Kurdish battle against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. CBC News has learned of a half-dozen former Canadian Forces personnel planning to join Kurdish troops in the following weeks and months, with some citing what ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

IRBIL, IRAQ — The Islamic State is accumulating gold, silver and copper in markets throughout northern and western Iraq, dealers report, in an apparent effort to stockpile enough precious metal to follow through on a pledge to mint its own currency. On Nov. 11, the Islamic State’s Beit al Mal, an ancient Islamic term akin to ...

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Nov 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: The Obama administration is granting temporary protected status to roughly 8,000 people living in the United States whose home countries are stricken with Ebola. The move by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is intended to protect people from being deported back to places experiencing disaster conditions. The government will allow ...

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Nov 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer. The operation came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said details haven't been finalized for a deal that would have his country train rebels to ...

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Nov 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Anti-Semitic cartoon showing Jews murdered in a synagogue, posted on Hamas official Mushir al-Masri's Facebook wall. pic.twitter.com/6ev2YK8CIr— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) November 18, 2014 Once again, #Hamas shows its true face as it continues to encourage violence & celebrate the massacre in #Jerusalem pic.twitter.com/5TZhgw26Bz— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2014 Excerpted from The Jerusalem Post: Palestinians in the Gaza ...

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from NRO: CNN’s coverage of Tuesday morning’s attack on a Jerusalem synagogue was riddled with errors and questionable assumptions, with the network initially calling it an assault on a mosque and later equating the Palestinian attackers with their victims. Four people — including three Americans — were killed, and nine more wounded, when two ...

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: As Western governments grapple with heightened apprehension about the spread of Islamic militancy, an independent study on Tuesday offered little solace, saying the number of fatalities related to terrorism soared 60 percent last year. Pointing to a geographic imbalance, the report by the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace said ...

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Abu Ali, father of Uday, 21, of the synagogue killers, "this is a religious war". pic.twitter.com/6JxGXirKY3— Quentin Sommerville (@sommervillebbc) November 18, 2014

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

> We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were met by reprehensible murderers.— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) November 18, 2014 Abu Ali, father of Uday, 21, of the synagogue killers, "this is a religious war". pic.twitter.com/6JxGXirKY3— Quentin Sommerville (@sommervillebbc) November 18, 2014 JERUSALEM (AP) – Two ...

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Nov 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Ken Loach Left Unity is a left wing political party in Britain. It was founded on 30 November 2013. The party was founded after the film director Ken Loach appealed for a new party of the left, with the eventual aim of replacing the Labour Party as the mass party of the working class. Excerpted from NRO: ...

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Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Jerusalem Post/Reuters: Channel Two reported that five people were killed on Tuesday morning in a terror attack in Jerusalem at a synagogue. In addition, two terrorists involved in the attack were killed, according to Channel 2. Magen David Adom said it was treating nine people at the synagogue in on Agasi street in the ...

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Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - The Iraqi army's next target is to isolate militants holding the city of Tikrit, after having broken the Islamic State group's hold on Baiji and its refinery, a senior officer said Monday. "Over the next three days, we will work on reinforcing our capacity because we are planning to clear areas on ...

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Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

PARIS (AP) -- The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach. The grisly video - clearly aimed at a Western audience - lingers ...

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Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent. The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based human rights group, estimated in its inaugural slavery index last year that 29.8 ...

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Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Two Islamic groups in the U.S. that portray themselves as moderate and mainstream expressed shock to learn at the weekend that the United Arab Emirates had included them in a list of terrorist organizations. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which describes itself as “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization,” and the ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Nov. 16, 2014: A police woman passes a destroyed police car near Homberg Germany. (AP/dpa,Boris Roessler) BERLIN – Police say a man angered by a family feud has set off explosives outside his house in Germany, killing himself and wounding seven people in a small village. Police spokesman Thomas Rodemer said that following an argument inside ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

prominent CAIR figure, founder Omar Ahmad, actually praised suicide bombers to a youth convention in 1999: "Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide. They kill themselves for Islam." Via THE BLAZE: he Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society are each registering their outrage over reportedly being designated terrorist organizations by ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via The Independent: The Islamic State (Isis) has recruited an army hundreds of thousands strong, far larger than previous estimates by the CIA, according to a senior Kurdish leader. He said the ability of Isis to attack on many widely separated fronts in Iraq and Syria at the same time shows that the number of militant ...

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