Archive for the ‘Special Analysis’ Category

France: A Revolt against Europe’s Elites?

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on France: A Revolt against Europe’s Elites?

For years, those of us who write and worry about the rise of Islam in Western Europe have known that eventually, if the governments of these countries did not change course dramatically, something had to give. So far, the natives had, for the most part, been remarkably tame. They had swallowed a lot. Their leaders […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Pro-Al-Qaeda Ansar Al-Furqan Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack On Police Headquarters In Chabahar, IranOn December 6, 2018 a pro-Al-Qaeda jihadi group released a statement claiming that one of its fighters had carried out a suicide attack targeting a police headquarters in the city of Chabahar, Iran. Urdu Daily: Afghan Taliban, U.S. Agree To Swap Of […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Supporters Threaten Terror Attacks During The Holiday Season As Christmas and the New Year approach, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters have begun to produce posters threatening terror attacks against Christians and inhabitants of Western countries during the holiday season. EXCLUSIVE: Leader Of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Claims Root Of Yellow Vest Crisis […]

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The French People Feel Screwed

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on The French People Feel Screwed

 Macron makes no secret of his wish to be seen as a global leader for environmental reform. He forgets that back at home, among the people who elected him, fuel prices really matter.  There are images online of police removing their helmets and firefighters turning their backs on political authority to show their […]

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Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

 The EU has been paying particularly North African governments for years to keep migrants away from the European continent. The effort seems to have yielded few results in terms of stopping migration to Europe.  The UN Global Compact stipulates that, “media outlets that systematically promote intolerance, xenophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination […]

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How to Rebalance US Global Security Cheaply and Easily

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on How to Rebalance US Global Security Cheaply and Easily

 Russia, evidently not restrained by the agreement, is already building missiles outside the INF treaty, according to an October 29, 2018 report from the Congressional Research Service. The bottom line is: If the Russians do not comply with the INF arms control treaty, there is no treaty to be saved.  Worse, as China […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Syrian Media Operatives Urge Jihadi Factions in Idlib to Unite ‘Under One Man And One Banner’ On November 29, 2018, a group of media operatives in rebel-controlled areas of northern Syria issued a strongly worded statement urging the jihadi groups in the region to put aside their disagreements and unite to fight the Assad regime […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Threatens Attacks On New Year’s Celebrations In New York City On December 2, 2018, a group of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters released a new poster featuring a fighter overlooking an explosion in New York City. The poster, titled “New York, 1\1\2019,” includes a quote from the late ISIS spokesman calling on supporters […]

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France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain

 “The French say, ‘Mr. President, we cannot make ends meet,’ and the President replies, ‘we shall create a High Council [for the climate]’. Can you imagine the disconnect?” — Laurence Saillet, spokesman for the center-right party, The Republicans, November 27, 2018  The “yellow jackets” [protestors] now have the support of 77% of the […]

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Qatar: Time to Shape Up

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Qatar: Time to Shape Up

We need a united anti-Iran front, and Qatar needs to come closer to its friends on the peninsula, us, the U.S., and Israel on that point. And in the meantime, let’s help Qatar along here. Why doesn’t the United States get on with the business of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization? And […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Austrian ISIS Operative Muhammad Mahmoud Reportedly Killed In Coalition Airstrike On ISIS Prison Supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on pro-ISIS Telegram channels report that Austrian ISIS operative Muhammad Mahmoud, aka Abu Osama Al-Gharib, has been killed in a coalition bombing on a prison operated by the organization’s internal security apparatus. ISIS Claims Killing, Abduction […]

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THE POST-“CALIPHATE” TERRORISM: A MORE COMPLEX THREAT FOR EUROPE

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off on THE POST-“CALIPHATE” TERRORISM: A MORE COMPLEX THREAT FOR EUROPE

The release from prison, in London, on October 19, of radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed in 2016 for inviting support for Daesh, brought to the attention the persistence of the terrorist risks faced by Europe, but also the fact that those risks became more complex, in the context of the evolution of Daesh and the […]

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The Fracturing of France by Giulio Meotti

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off on The Fracturing of France by Giulio Meotti

 In a new program, Macron’s government is offering Arabic lessons in France’s public schools to children as young as six years old, purportedly to facilitate integration.  French authorities seem to ignore that the vast majority of terrorists from France have been French citizens, who spoke a perfect French and, unlike their parents, were […]

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Palestinians: We Cannot Accept Anything from Trump by Khaled Abu Toameh

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Palestinians: We Cannot Accept Anything from Trump by Khaled Abu Toameh

 According to the reports, the White House “peace team,” led by senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, has been working on the plan for two years — and President Trump wants it published between December 2018 and February 2019.  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his representatives in Ramallah have […]

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Germany: Turkish-Muslim Appointed Second-In-Command of Domestic Intelligence by Soeren Kern

Monday, November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Germany: Turkish-Muslim Appointed Second-In-Command of Domestic Intelligence by Soeren Kern

 Sinan Selen, a 46-year-old Istanbul-born counter-terrorism expert, will be the first Muslim to fill a top leadership position within Germany’s intelligence community.  Throughout his government career, Selen has been resolute in confronting Islamic fundamentalists in Germany. He also led efforts at the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) to monitor […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 19, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 19, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Monday, October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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 on UK: Anjem Choudary Released from Prison

 “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 on Saudi Arabia: Challenges for “Vision 2030”

 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 on What Multiculturalism Hides

 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 on Middle east events and news

• 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 on Rebuilding Syria: The Responsibility Principle

 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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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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 on New York City’s Islamist Grant

 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 on How Iran Plans to Take Gaza

 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 on Germany Seeks Skilled Migrants

 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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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

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

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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