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Monday, November 19, 2018 Comments Off

Afghan Taliban: Moscow Conference Is About ‘Ending The American Occupation’ On November 6 and 8, 2018, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) issued two statements to clarify its stance on the multilateral Moscow conference being held on Friday, November 9, 2018. The Taliban and several countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, […]

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Monday, November 19, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jaish-e-Muhammad Says India Using ‘Chemical Weapons’ In Kashmir, Deputy Chief Of Its Sniper Squad Killed Indian security forces recently killed Qari Hafiz Usman Ibrahim, deputy chief of the sniper squad of Pakistani jihadi group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), and a local militant named Shaukat Ahmad in Jammu & Kashmir, according to a report in an Urdu […]

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Melbourne Attack On November 9, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) via its A’maq news agency claimed responsibility for that day’s “vehicular” and stabbing attack in Melbourne, Australia. EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporter Launches New Group For Hacking And Spreading Propaganda On November 6, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) supporter announced the launch of […]

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Justify Attack On Egyptian Christians And Threaten More To Come On November 2, 2018, A’maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), reported that the gunmen who attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt today were “fighters of the Islamic State.” Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Urges Supporters In The West To […]

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Muhajireen Foundation Responds To Accusations From ISIS Supporters That It Is Associated With Intelligence Agencies Al-Muhajireen Foundation is a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet which directs its content to foreign fighters in the organization, particularly those in Syria. The foundation publishes security warnings for ISIS fighters in Syria, as well as eulogies for foreign […]

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-Al-Qaeda Group In Mali Says Attack On International Forces In Timbuktu Is Warning For Burkina Faso And Countries In Region On October 30, 2018, the pro-Al-Qaeda Mali-based Group For The Support Of Islam And Muslims (GSIM) released a video saying that its fighters, including two “martyrdom” seekers, had attacked a camp of the international forces […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Malhama Tactical – A Jihadi Private Military Contractor Operating In Syria, Comprising Former Russian Soldiers – Trains Fighters From Al-Qaeda Affiliated HTS, TIP, Fundraises Using Bitcoin And Selling Merchandise Online, Is Active On Social Media The jihadi private military contractor Malhama Tactical (MT), which operates in Syria, has worked with Jabhat Fath Al-Sham (formerly […]

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UK: Anjem Choudary Released from Prison

Monday, October 22, 2018 Comments Off

 “I believe we are underestimating the potency and danger of the radicalizers who don’t carry knives, guns and overtly plot terrorist attacks but who pollute the minds of young Muslim men.” — Richard Walton, former head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command.  “I asked the guy who spoke to him if the de-radicalization program […]

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Saudi Arabia: Challenges for “Vision 2030″

Friday, October 19, 2018 Comments Off

 To execute the IPO of Saudi Aramco in a successful and timely way, the Saudi government needs to deal appropriately with definite issues.  These include claims that Saudi Aramco has been overvalued by Saudis; “concerns about minority shareholder rights, the transparency of oil reserves,” and “how the Saudi government will balance national interests […]

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What Multiculturalism Hides

Friday, October 19, 2018 Comments Off

 The policy of multiculturalism, which emphasizes the benefits of cultural diversity for society and the state, is an example of the exploitation of others based on a fantasy of virtue. Those at whom the sweet talk of multiculturalism is aimed, can see that it has done nothing to improve their lot, and are now […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, October 19, 2018 Comments Off

• Columnist ‘Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari, An Unconventional Voice In The Qatari Press: Defeating Terror Requires Not Only Military Action But A Comprehensive Ideological, Cultural, Educational And Religious Campaign • Detained ISIS Commander Abu Abd Al-Haq Al-Iraqi: Disputes Among ISIS Leaders, Unqualified Field Commanders, And Abuse Of Local Population Led To ISIS Defeat (by memri org).

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Rebuilding Syria: The Responsibility Principle

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Comments Off

 One is amazed by the audacity wherewith those foreign interveners who have caused the most destruction in Syria call upon the rest of the world to foot the bill for rebuilding what they themselves have demolished. So the First Clause of the Responsibility Principle is that those foreign countries which intervened in Syria to […]

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistani Cleric Samiul Haq: America Is Backing ISIS In Afghanistan; ‘Only Solution To The Problem Is An American Exit [From Afghanistan]‘ Maulana Samiul Haq, the leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) party in Pakistan, has offered to mediate peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, according to an Urdu daily. Haq is also the chairman of […]

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi ‘Charity’ Group On Telegram Fundraises For Mujahideen And Foreign Fighters In Syria – Including Australians, Swedes, Other Europeans – And For Purchasing Drones And Other Equipment, Via Telegram And WhatsApp And Using Bitcoin Address A jihadi “charity organization” maintains a Telegram channel that it uses primarily for raising funds for the mujahideen in […]

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New York City’s Islamist Grant

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off

 Alarmingly, three of New York City’s grant recipients are linked to Islamic extremism — the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).  It seems that ICNA, in particular, plans to use the money not for civic improvement but for religious proselytizing. […]

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How Iran Plans to Take Gaza

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off

 The situation in the Gaza Strip is unlikely to witness any positive changes. Even if Hamas were to be removed from power, the Palestinians would continue to suffer under other radical groups such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).  Even if Hamas were to wake up tomorrow morning and have an about-face, striking a […]

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Germany Seeks Skilled Migrants

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off

 The new immigration law is a tacit admission that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy, which has allowed into Germany more than a million mostly unskilled migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, has failed to resolve the country’s most pressing demographic challenges and labor shortages.  “We are creating the framework for […]

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda-Affiliated ‘Group For Supporting Islam And ‎Muslims’ (GSIM) Video Shows Fighters Vowing To Continue Fighting Against France And Its ‘Tails’ On September 30, 2018, Al-Zallaqa, the media arm of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group For Supporting Islam And Muslims, released a video featuring fighters accusing France of waging war on Islam to prevent the implementation of shari’a […]

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Strategy Document Lays Out Group’s Rules On Targets, Spies, Captives, Loot, And Other Subjects The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (“Movement of the Pakistani Taliban,” TTP) has released a strategy document written in September 2018. The 13-page Urdu-language document was published on the website of the TTP and has an introduction and nine chapters. […]

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France Raids, Freezes Assets Of Pro-Iran Pro-Hizbullah Zahra Center In Northern France; MEMRI Drew Attention To Center Beginning In 2010

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off

On October 2, 2018, French police raided the pro-Iran pro-Hizbullah Centre Zahra France located in a suburb of the port city of Dunkerque. The center’s assets were frozen by Paris; also frozen were the assets of Iranian Intelligence Ministry’s Directorate of Internal Security, Iranian Deputy Intelligence Minister in charge of operations Saeid Hashemi Moghadam, and […]

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Turkey: Erdoğan’s International Juggling Circus

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Comments Off

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chinese President Xi Jinping are discussing more trade — and in their local currencies, rebuffing the dollar.  As of now, Turkey sees the United States as an ungrateful ally and Russia is Turkey’s new love affair. For Erdoğan, it is still “Russia time.”  Germany needs Turkey’s […]

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EU: Politicizing the Internet

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

 Even before such EU-wide legislation, similar ostensible “anti-terror legislation” in France, for example, is being used as a political tool against political opponents and to limit unwanted free speech.  In France, simply spreading information about ISIS atrocities is now considered “incitement to terrorism”. It is this kind of legislation, it seems, that the […]

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Military Parade In Ahvaz, Iran On September 22, 2018, A’maq, the news agency for the Islamic State (ISIS), published a report saying that ISIS fighters had carried out a commando attack using light weapons on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing or injuring 100 people. ISIS In Kirkuk, […]

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda Releases Video With Sheikh Hussam Abu Al-Ra’uf Condemning Pakistani Army’s Operations Against Mujahideen, Including Foreigners In Waziristan, And Refuting Allegations Linking Group To Indian Intelligence On September 24, 2018, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda released a video featuring the voice of Al-Qaeda sheikh Hussam Abd Al-Ra’uf condemning the Pakistani army on the fourth […]

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The Palestinians’ Three No’s: What They Mean

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Comments Off

 When Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad talk about “paying a political price,” they are referring to demands that the Palestinian terrorist groups lay down their weapons, halt terrorist attacks on Israel, and abandon their dream of eliminating Israel. These are terms, of course, to which no Palestinian terrorist group could ever afford to agree. […]

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Video Praises Attacks In The West And Calls For More On September 16, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Al-Abd Al-Faqir Media Foundation released a new, short video clip titled “Harvest of the Lone Lions.” Infographic In ISIS Weekly Provides Instructions For Lone Operatives The latest edition of Al-Naba’, the weekly news bulletin […]

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): UK-Based Disciple Of Anjem Choudary Active On Facebook, Reportedly Arrested; Facebook Friends Include Numerous Prominent Western Jihadis Involved In Terrorist Attacks A UK-based British jihad supporter posts prolifically on Facebook. He has over 1,700 Facebook friends. According to his Facebook profile, he is based in Luton; many […]

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Monday, September 17, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Media Group Warns ISIS Members Not To Leave ‎Group’s Territory In Syria To Join ‘Apostate-Controlled’ ‎Areas On September 5, 2018, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Muhajireen Foundation media outlet published on its Telegram channel a poster warning ISIS fighters not to leave ISIS-controlled territories in Syria to go to “apostate-controlled” areas, that is, areas controlled […]

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Monday, September 17, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Ansar Al-Shari’a, A New Syria-Based Jihadi Group On July 29, 2018, a group calling itself Ansar Al-Shari’a opened a Telegram ‎channel and posted its formation ‎charter. The group hints that it was formed in response to the retreat of the mujahideen from their previously ‎held territories in various places in Syria and due to […]

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Hungary Defiant in the Face of EU Censure

Friday, September 14, 2018 Comments Off

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the European Union’s “fundamental values.” The EU has accused the Hungarian government of attacks against the media, minorities and the rule of law. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denied the charges, and said they are a retaliation for […]

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Turkey’s Latest Power Grab a Naval Base in Cyprus?

Friday, September 14, 2018 Comments Off

Turkey’s Naval Forces Command has “submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating that Turkey should establish a naval base in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” according to Turkey’s strongly pro-Erdogan daily, Yeni Safak, which recently endorsed the proposal for the base in an article entitled, “Why Turkey should establish a naval […]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Publishes Manuals For Preparing Homemade Poisons In recent weeks, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet has released a series of manuals on its Telegram channel titled “Kill them Silently,” which explain how to prepare homemade poisons. ISIS Threatens To Target Sunni Tribes In Iraq For Collaborating With Iraqi Government To Fight ISIS […]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Battle For Influence In Idlib, Northern Syria In recent months, tensions have risen between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in Syria’s Idlib area, most of which is controlled by HTS. Both organizations have killed rival fighters and commanders, there have been numerous mutual arrests, executions, […]

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Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

Poster On Pro-ISIS Channels Shows ISIS Flag Flying On The Temple Mount In Jerusalem On August 27, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel published a digitally created poster of the Temple Mount depicting an ISIS flag flying from the Dome of the Rock and Israeli flags in flames. ‎ Afghan Taliban Delegation Visits Indonesia, […]

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Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Syria-Based Egyptian Jihadi Sheikh: There Are Thousands Of Foreign Fighters In Idlib – Including Americans And Europeans, As Well As Young Girls Who Wish To Carry Out Martyrdom Operations On July 27, 2018, a jihadi Telegram channel posted a video of a sermon by Syria-based Egyptian jihadi sheikh Abu Al-Yaqthan Al-Masri, in which he […]

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