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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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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The Nigerian army has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists more than six months ago, said army officials. The army wrested back control of Chibok on Saturday, 48 hours after it had been captured by the Islamic militants of Boko Haram, ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

November 16, 2014: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber tried to assassinate a prominent female member of Afghanistan's parliament on Sunday, killing three people and wounding the lawmaker, a senior official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber tried to assassinate a prominent ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – While the Catholic Bishops of Kenya, along with the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, assert that a tetanus vaccine sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is laced with a hormone that causes miscarriages and infertility, UNICEF denies that the vaccine is tainted and the ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — Stephen Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin flatly that he needs "to get out of Ukraine," when the two met at a Group of 20 summit of major economies in Brisbane. A spokesman for the Canadian Prime Minister relayed the details of the encounter and, according to director of communications Jason MacDonald, "Mr. ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A 4D ultrasound scan, taken when Leo’s mother, Amy Cregg, was 31 weeks’ pregnant, clearly shows him grinning from ear-to-ear Photo: MEN Syndication Via THE TELEGRAPH: Little bundle of joy Leo David Hargreaves could just be the cheeriest baby in the country, according to his parents. Not only does the five month-old smile all the time, he’s been ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ynetnews: A neo-Nazi party from the city of Dortmund has reportedly demanded the city's mayor give them a list of all city's Jews, in an event eerily reminiscent of darker days in Germany's past. Luckily, the mayor refused and slammed the request, passing it on to legal authorities who are working to outlaw the party. According ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

GENEVA – The Islamic State group has denied food and medicine to hundreds of thousands of people and hidden its fighters among civilians since a U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. panel investigating war crimes in Syria reported Friday. The panel said Syrians and Iraqis are subjected to an Islamic ...

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE LOCAL: Femen, the women's rights group known for topless protests, took their act to a new level of provocation on Friday with an explicitly sexually suggestive demonstration in front of the Vatican. In what they described as a protest over Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the European Parliament, three members of the group appeared on ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via IBTIMES: Surviving under Islamic State group rule is about to get much more complicated. The militant group’s “Treasury Department” announced Thursday that it would soon begin minting its own silver, gold and copper coins. The statement launched the official Islamic State Financial System. The currency will free ISIS members from the “tyrannical monetary system that was ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press. Such an accord could ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(CNSNews.com) – Confirming reports that President Obama sent a letter to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei relating to the nuclear talks, senior Iranian officials accused the U.S. of hypocrisy, saying the president adopted a warm and friendly tone in the secret correspondence, but a harsh one when speaking publicly. Obama “uses bullying words against Iran when ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NBC News: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of extremist group ISIS, called on his supporters to “erupt volcanoes of jihad” in an apparent new audio message released Thursday. The recording, which appeared to be genuine according to Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News counterterrorism consultancy, came days after speculation that ...

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NY POST: A British woman, the accused terrorist dubbed the “White Widow,” has been killed by a Russian sniper in Ukraine, a Russian news service reported Wednesday. Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, was gunned down two weeks ago, the Regnum news agency in Moscow said. Lewthwaite was married to Germaine Lindsay, a suicide bomber who killed 26 commuters on ...

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: A group of left-wing Turkish activists attacked three U.S. Navy sailors while their vessel, the USS Ross, was docked in Istanbul. Approximately 20 members of the Youth Union of Turkey (known by its Turkish acronym TGB) began harassing, punching, and throwing objects at the American sailors while chanting, “Yankee, go home!” The ...

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ISTANBUL — Extremist fighters have been brought into mainland Europe, hidden amid boatloads of Syrian refugees, according to a veteran smuggler who claims to have done so himself. The smuggler, who has been given the pseudonym Hassan here, said in an interview with BuzzFeed News that since the summer he has sent more than 10 Islamic ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BEIJING (Reuters) - A few brief encounters between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin during an Asia-Pacific summit in China on Tuesday spoke volumes about the chilly state of relations between the United States and Russia. "On three occasions throughout the day, for a total of approximately 15-20 minutes, President Obama had an opportunity to speak with ...

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