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Majority of Muslim Asylum Seekers In Austria Want Jokes About Islam Banned

A new survey of Muslim migrants in Austria by the Danube University of Krems shows a distinct difference between typical Austrian values and those of incomers from places like Somalia and Chechnya, who hold far more religious views on society. Via: Chris Tomlinson         The study, released earlier this week, shows a vast difference in the attitudes of ...

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Kurds Have ‘Completely Lost Hope’ in Iraq

During a speech held in Duhok, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the Kurdish people have “completely lost hope” in Iraq and must hold a referendum to decide their future. Via:  Ben Kew    “I say this, unfortunately, that we have no hope that Iraq could get better,” PM Barzani said at a ceremony which remembered the ISIS invasion ...

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Runaway German schoolgirl, 16, faces execution for joining ISIS

This is the moment a German schoolgirl was found hiding in war-torn Mosul having fled from Germany to join ISIS. Jihadi bride Linda Wenzel, 16, was filmed by an Iraqi soldier when she was dragged, filthy, dazed and wounded in her arm, from the former terror stronghold. Via: By Allan Hall & Lena Kara  Footage shows the teenager wincing with pain and screaming as she was led away to ...

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Germany Expecting up to 300,000 Muslim from Syria, Iraq in 2017

The German Federal Government has estimated that family reunion rules will see Germany receive hundreds of thousands more Muslim Syrian and Iraqi migrants this year. Via:  Vieginia Hale    The Ministry of the Interior announced that it granted asylum to 90,389 people in the first six months of 2017, and expects that Germany will receive a total of 180,000 migrants this ...

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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 ...

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Secret U.S. Drone Base Reportedly Spotted in Jordan

A base thought to house U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drones has been spotted in satellite imagery in the north of the country, likely as part of anti-ISIS efforts in the region Via: haaretz.com A previously unknown U.S. drone base has been spotted in northern Jordan using satellite imagery, the War is Boring website has reported. If true, the secret base marks the second such base in ...

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Inside the Global Jihad June 22, 2017

Main events of the week On the ground, the severe pressure on ISIS is mounting: In Mosul, the Iraqi army has entered the Old City, ISIS’s last stronghold in the western part of the city. In Al-Raqqah,the SDF forces have taken over several other neighborhoods in the east and west of the city. In addition, the severe erosion of ISIS’s manpower (the killing ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq

Almost one in five who have travelled from Sweden to join militant jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria is younger than 19, according to a new report.  Via: thelocal.se Sweden’s security services Säpo estimates that around 300 people travelled to Iraq and Syria to join militant groups between 2012 and 2016. Researchers at the Swedish Defence University have looked more closely at 267 ...

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