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July, 2017

  • 10 July

    Inside The Global Jihad July 9, 2017

    Main events of the week    The campaign for the takeover of Mosul is coming to its end. This week, the Iraqi prime minister announced “the elimination of the imaginary state of ISIS.”  However, the end of the campaign is being delayed due to the persistent fighting in the Old City by ISIS operatives, even in view of their desperate ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Raqqa: Secret video shows ISIS losing chokehold on its ‘capital’

    At first, the video shows a seemingly normal urban life — men and women shopping in the streets, with steady traffic passing by them.  Via:  Salma Abdelaziz, Nick Paton Walsh    A closer look shows this is a city under threat — tarpaulins along streets hide the movements of fighters from surveillance drones and sandbags outside buildings might offer some protection from ...

  • 19 June

    Saudi Arabia Involvement in Terrorism and Terrorist Groups

    Saudi Arabia is the second largest source of ISIS fighters from Muslim-majority countries, with an estimated 2,500, according to a working paper produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research. According to a report by the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a whopping 16% of these fighters were in the U.S. when they joined ISIS. Via: gatestoneinstitute.org An equally disturbing finding of ...

  • 17 June

    Iran blames US for creating ISIS amid worsening Middle East tensions

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US for creating ISIS and fostering instability in the Middle East amid an ongoing crisis in the region. “That (the) US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability,” Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. “Who created ISIS? The US!” Via: James Griffiths & Hamdi Alkhshali          He added that while US President Donald ...

  • 16 June

    Richard Dawkins: Islam Is ‘the Most Evil Religion in the World’

    Professional atheist Richard Dawkins told an audience this week that Islam is “the most evil religion in the world,” and therefore must be combatted. Via: Thomas D. Williams                   While opposed to all religion, the British evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion has been rethinking his positions and insisting that certain distinctions must be made ...

  • 9 June

    Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states

    Germany has called for diplomatic efforts to resolve a growing crisis over Qatar, which is accused by four Arab neighbours of funding terrorism. Via: bbc.com Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain cut travel and diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. Speaking after hosting his Qatari counterpart on Friday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for the “sea ...

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Islamic State Supporters Following Coptic Bus Attack: ‘Christians Will Not Have Security’

    Writing in an encrypted chat room, Islamic State sympathizers and militants celebrated the deadly terrorist attack against a bus of Coptic Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday, and warned that Christians in the country should expect more such attacks. Via: Aaron Ron Klein And Ali Waked       Breitbart Jerusalem obtained access to correspondence posted in a closed chat group that ...

  • 22 May

    DRIVE THEM OUT: From Cairo to Riyadh, Trump Urged Action on Terror

    Critics will argue upon first inspection that President Trump’s speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh today was scarcely a shift from President Obama’s infamous, fawned over lecture in Cairo in 2009. Those critics are incorrect. Via: Raheem Kassam They’re incorrect because they’ll tend to be journalists, activists, think-tankers, politicians, or pundits. In other words: no business people. The speech President Trump ...

  • 21 May

    Inside Iran May 21, 2017

    A commander of an IRGC brigade spoke in an interview about the IRGC’s activities in Syria. He said Iran was operating with three regional headquarters in Syria. He claimed Iran did not provide financial support for Syrian fighters but only vital military advice for Syrian army operations. He also said the widespread rumors of the alleged death of Qasem Soleimani, ...

  • 15 May

    Syria’s Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings

    The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the US has alleged. Via: bbc.com The State Department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence. Rights groups say thousands of inmates have been tortured and hanged at the military prison outside ...