Category Islam

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad By Alexander Smith, www.nbcnews.com View Original May 23rd, 2017 MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told […]

The Manchester Attack Shows The War Of Ideas Hasn’t Been Won

I’d like to meet those who thought that the West has done anything demonstrable in the past eight years to undermine militant Islam.  Under POTUS Obama, the philosophy was to slam Christianity, never say militant Islam; and, especially not in relation to terrorism; close Guantanamo, take in more refugees, celebrate multiculturalism and what makes us […]

Iran’s President Trounces Hard-Liner To Secure Second Term

utm_campaign=Brookings%20Doha%20Center&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=52188609 By ADAM SCHRECK and NASSER KARIMI Iran’s President Trounces Hard-Liner To Secure Second Term   TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.” Friday’s election was […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

Islamic State Tested Chemical Weapons On Live Victims In Horrific, ‘Nazi-Style’ Experiments, Documents At The University Of Mosul Reveal — The World Need’s….A Judgment At Raqqa!

Islamic State Tested Chemical Weapons On Live Victims In Horrific, ‘Nazi-Style’ Experiments, Documents At The University Of Mosul Reveal —  The World Need’s….A Judgment At Raqqa! http://www.fortunascorner.com      David Burke writes in this morning’s (May 20, 2017) DailyMailOnline, that the Islamic State “conducted horrific chemical weapons experiments on live prisoners, using them as human […]

Iraqi Officers Land In Syria; Secretly Pivots Away From U.S.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had secretly pivoted his support away from the US -Jordanian campaign for control over the borders of Iraq and Syria, and switched instead to alignment with Moscow and Tehran. dangerously against US military plans in Syria Iraqi officers land in Syria, stir Israeli concern DEBKAfile Special Report May 17, 2017, 10:30 […]

An ISIS–Al Qaeda ‘Frankenstein’ Could Be On Its Way

Excerpt: These two claims make Zawahiri’s recent audio message—urging jihadist groups, among other things, to unify—very meaningful. Zawahiri told mujahideen, “Unite and close your ranks with your Muslim brothers and mujahideen not just in Sham [Syria], but the entire world, for it is a single Crusader campaign being waged against Muslims the world over.”   […]

Hamza Bin Laden Offers ‘Advice For Martyrdom Seekers In The West’

Hamza Bin Laden Offers ‘Advice For Martyrdom Seekers In The West’ By Thomas Joscelyn, www.longwarjournal.org View Original May 13th, 2017 Hamza bin Laden, the son of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, has released a new message offering “advice” for “martyrdom seekers in the West.” Hamza encourages followers to lash out on their own, but only after […]

The Return of Marco Polo’s World And The U.S. Military Response

Very looooong essay/article.  But, if you have the time and inclination, it is rich and interesting, with much to think about.  RCP Dave Maxwell:   Below is the text of Robert Kaplan’s long essay.  The original with graphics, photos, and citations can be read at this link:  http://stories.cnas.org/the-return-of-marco-polos-world-and-the-u-s-military-response. We should read, ponder, and discuss this […]

U.S. Military Cyber Operation To Attack ISIS Last Year Sparked Heated Debate Over Alerting Allies

U.S. Military Cyber Operation To Attack ISIS Last Year Sparked Heated Debate Over Alerting Allies By Ellen Nakashima, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 9th, 2006 Cyber Command and National Security Agency chief Adm. Michael S. Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in early January.Photo by: Evan Vucci/Associated Press A secret global operation by the Pentagon late last year to […]