After the January shooting of a Philadelphia police officer at point blank range, New York City police took seriously a tip about an ex-con on parole, who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and threatened to kill a cop. While the entire NYPD force was put on alert, the suspect, Marcus Shelton, 36, surrendered […]
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The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has released the 13th issue of its English-language magazine, Dabiq. Here are six points that stand out: There is not a single mention of Guantanamo Bay, which President Obama says is a recruiting poster for ISIS, or of Donald Trump, who Hillary Clinton says is the biggest recruiter for ISIS. The […]
Ten more members of Congress have agreed to cosponsor the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 since our last update. The legislation identifies three U.S. – based groups — including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — as part of the Brotherhood network linked to financing Hamas. If passed, the bill would state that Congress believes […]
New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany saw an unprecedented number of sexual assaults against German women. This, of course, is just one example of a trend occurring across Europe after an influx of Middle Eastern and North African refugees. Vienna Police Chief Gerhard Purstl warned, “Women should in general not go out on the streets […]
The British police force teams up with Muslim mothers in an appeal to Muslim women and girls not to join the Islamic State.
North Korea briefly reclaimed the global press’ attention again by claiming to have tested a hydrogen bomb. While coverage focused on whether that was an exaggeration, the press missed a much more important question: Was this test only for Kim Jong-Un or was it also for the Iranian regime? The North Korean and Iranian nuclear […]
America released a recruiter for al-Qaeda from Guantánamo. Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Awn al-Shamrani, 40, considered a “high-risk prisoner” is on record as vowing to “kill Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan,” if he was ever let go from the prison. Al-Shamrani, originally from Saudi Arabia, will be transferred back to the desert kingdom. See report below: RELATED […]
A new Islamic State video surfaced purporting to show the execution of five British spies. The 10-minute video features a masked man with a British accent who calls the video “a message to David Cameron.” He calls Cameron “Slave of the White House; Mule of the Jews,” mocking the British contribution to the war effort […]
Islamic State theologians have issued detailed rulings on who can rape sex slaves and when in a detailed fatwa. The fatwa was seized by the U.S. military as part of a trove of documents captured earlier this year in a raid that killed Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) financial officer Abu Sayyaf in May. Reuters has been running […]
Iraq crowned its first beauty queen in 40 years, 20-year old Shayma Qassim on Saturday Dec. 19. Three days later Qassim received a threatening phone call from the Islamic State, telling her to join the terror group or they will kidnap her According to the organizers of the contest, Qassim, who is originally from Kirkuk, […]
Somalia and Brunei have both just banned Christmas celebrations in their respective countries, citing Islamist justifications. The bans mirror similar restrictions placed on Christianity in other countries that implement sharia as state law. For example, in Saudi Arabia public practice of Christianity or any religion other than Islam is banned. There are no Churches permitted […]
Dr. Ben Carson has become the second Republican presidential candidate to call for designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and the third to call for action against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR has been identified by the U.S. Justice Department as an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Hamas network. […]
In the wake of the California Islamist terrorist attack, a group of congresspeople visited the extremist Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Virginia in an ‘show of solidarity’ with ordinary, non-extremist Muslims in America. The idea for the visit was conceived before the California Islamist terror shooting but after the Paris attack. “We just thought it was […]
The FBI have arrested a man they said was the ringleader of an Islamic State recruitment cell in Minnesota. Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, is one of 10 men of Somali origin from Minnesota who have allegedly been plotting to join the Islamic State. Nine were arrested while one made it to Syria. The latter has […]
A new unit of Christian female fighters has been formed in Syria to protect the Syrian Christians from the Islamic State. The ‘Female Protection Forces of the Land Between the Two Rivers’ is based in Hasekeh province, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and currently has around 50 fighters. The first recruits graduated the training […]