US, Israeli Military Advisors Arrested In Iraq, Accused Of Aiding ISIS. It has been reported that American and Israeli military advisors have been arrested while aiding Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Iraq.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreigners who were employed as military advisors to the ISIL fighters, Iraqi sources said. According to Iraq’s Sama News Agency, three of the arrested advisors had American and Israeli passports, and the fourth was a national from a Persian Gulf Arab state. Inside ISIS and the Iraq Caliphate. Five Myths about the Islamic State. The ISIS Story. The banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Photo: counterjihadreport.com) Known today at the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has gone through many reorganizations and name changes in the course of the past dozen years, but it has kept essentially the same goals.
Although sometimes referred to as a branch of al Qaida, it is better described as a rival organization that formed a temporary alliance with al Qaida as a result of the U.S. war in Iraq. It is a revolutionary Islamist movement that uses both terroristic and insurgent methods in its quest to overthrow what it considers unworthy Arab governments and re-establish the caliphate — the Muslim political-religious empire founded by Muhammad in the seventh century. Organizationally, it is what political scientist Paul Staniland has called a “vanguard” group, meaning that it has a tight central leadership but is only weakly embedded in the community.
ISIS plans to take holy war to China, occupy Xinjiang. Jihadist militants Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), having made their name by beheading children and burying women alive, is now apparently planning to spread their "holy war" efforts to the already troubled region of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
On 4 July, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a video describing the group's plan and listing the names of the countries where he plans to take revenge against authorities that have suppressed Muslims. While criticizing Beijing's policy against Uyghur Muslims, Al-Baghdadi asked all Chinese Muslims to "pledge allegiance to him. " He continued: Baghdadi Denial Syndrome. One of the most alarming features of Arab responses to the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq is a persistent pattern of neurotic denial in the form of conspiracy theories and other escapist fantasies.
But running away from the truth will only complicate the ability of Arab states and societies to comprehend where the IS came from, how it has unexpectedly managed to surge into so much power so quickly, and how it can be effectively countered. One of the most persistent and widespread delusions is that the IS did not, in fact, emerge from Sunni Muslim communities in Iraq and Syria over the course of the wars there in the past decade.
Instead, it is increasingly asserted, the IS is a creature of, and was established by, intelligence services such as the CIA or the Israeli Mossad. An extraordinarily large number of Arabs, Muslims and others appear to have taken refuge in these conspiracy theories. Call it Baghdadi Denial Syndrome. How to make Isis fall on its own sword. The Islamic State (Isis) is without question a very brutal extremist group with origins in the insurgency of the United States occupation of Iraq.
It has rapidly ascended to global attention by taking control of swaths of territory in western and northern Iraq, including Mosul and other major cities. Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization’s relative infancy, Isis cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets – even as the fight is taken to Syria, even if it is conducted by non-Western forces with air support. ISIS targets the Pilots of the Airwar. ISIS executed (burned to death) a Jordanian pilot this week.
While ISIS Melts the Map, the Pentagon Fiddles. I've spent the last month writing about the inevitable collision between ISIS and Saudi Arabia.
Here are some of the articles: UN claim: ISIS selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq. Geneva - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday.
Iraqi boys aged under 18 are increasingly being used by the militant group as suicide bombers, bomb makers, informants or human shields to protect facilities against US-led air strikes, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said. "We are really deeply concerned at torture and murder of those children, especially those belonging to minorities, but not only from minorities," committee expert Renate Winter told a news briefing. "The scope of the problem is huge. " Children from the Yazidi sect or Christian communities, but also Shi'ites and Sunnis, have been victims, she said. "We have had reports of children, especially children who are mentally challenged, who have been used as suicide bombers, most probably without them even understanding," Winter told Reuters. New Money: ISIS Is Actually Starting To Make Its Very Own Currency. The Islamic State may soon begin creating currency to be accepted in its caliphate as per instructions from its leader.
According to the Huffington Post, a website connected to the militant group posted an order late Thursday night from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State, to mint gold, silver and copper coins known as the Islamic dinar. The currency aims to “change the tyrannical monetary system” created by the group’s Western enemies who “enslaved Muslims.” Designs of several different coins were posted on the website, each displaying the phrase “The Islamic State/A Caliphate Based on the Doctrine of the Prophet.” The coins also have different symbols. Isis Threatens to 'Flood Europe' with 5,00,000 Libyan Migrants if Attacked in Libya. The Islamic State (Isis) terrorist group has threatened to "flood Europe" with half a million migrants from Libya in what has been referred to as a 'psychological attack' if Western powers launch military action against the group in Libya.
Migrants arrive by boat at the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo, Italy on February 15, 2015Reuters According to transcripts of telephonic conversations intercepted by authorities and published in Italy, the hardline Sunni militant group has threatened to send over 500,000 migrants simultaneously, in what would look like a biggest one-time voyage involving huge number of boats. These migrants would b a 'psychological weapon' against Europe if Western countries launch military action the Isis in Libya, according to Mail Online. While there will be risk of people drowning in the middle of their voyages, there are also fears that if such a mass influx of people takes place, cities in Europe will witness unprecedented riots and chaos, the report said. Isis in Libya: Plan to Infiltrate Italy and Other 'Crusader States' Surfaces.
The Islamic State (Isis) is planning to use Libya as a 'gateway' to Europe, a Britain-based think tank has concluded, based on evidence gathered from the group's supporters. The issue 7 of ISIS' English propaganda magazine carries a report on the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians kidnapped in Libya.Dabiq/Issue 7 The Quilliam Foundation cited letters uploaded by Isis members on the Internet as well as documents released by the group's propagandists to reveal its plans to reach Europe via Libya.
This comes within days after an Isis fighter in a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, warned: "We will conquer Rome, by Allah's permission. " How Islamic State is expanding its empire of terror. Marched on to a Libyan beach in now gruesomely familiar orange jumpsuits, the last moments of 21 Coptic Christians carried the vicious jolt of previous Isis snuff videos, but with an added charge of fear. The setting, in Libya, suggested that the group was spreading further and faster than even their dramatic early advances seem possible, and it came after vows of allegiance to Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by militants from Afghanistan to Yemen.
“With affiliates in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, the group is beginning to assemble a growing international footprint,” Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, warned the US House of Representatives this month. ISIS, ISIL ou l'Etat islamique? - CNN.com. ISIS is translation of the acronym in Arabic for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-ShamU.S. officials, the U.N., some media use ISIL: Islamic State in Iraq and the LevantJihadist group prefers "the Islamic State" or just "the State" (CNN) -- Is it ISIL, ISIS or Islamic State?
Whatever you call the jihadist group known for killing dozens of people at a time, carrying out public executions, beheadings, crucifixions and other brutal acts, there is no denying they have captured the world's attention. ISIS, état islamique ou ISIL? Ce qu'il faut appeler le groupe les États-Unis de bombarder l'Irak et la Syrie - Vox. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...wait. Stop. Islamic State. Australian National Security. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria : Jihad Watch. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Islamic state. Islamic State video: second Frenchman identified. French recruits: A screen grab from the execution video. US air strikes in Syria driving anti-Assad groups to support Isis.
US air strikes in Syria are encouraging anti-regime fighters to forge alliances with or even defect to Islamic State (Isis), according to a series of interviews conducted by the Guardian. Islam. Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN. The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global terrorism. Why ISIS is Israel's key ally in stopping the creation of a Palestinian state. Isis claims it has US airdrop of weapons. A US airdrop of arms to besieged Kurds in Kobani appears to have missed its target and ended up in the hands of Islamic State (Isis) militants. Video footage released by Isis shows what appears to be one of its fighters for in desert scrubland with a stack of boxes attached to a parachute.
The boxes are opened to show an array of weapons, some rusty, some new. A canister is broken out to reveal a hand grenade. Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close. Motorcycles and minibuses, fake IDs and frantic calls. How ISIS came from Iraq. Guests Noam Chomsky. The Roots of the Islamic State's Appeal. 'The US cannot defeat Isil, Iran cannot defeat Isil. They need to come together against a common threat' What ISIS Really Wants. Estado Islâmico “à beira de se tornar um Estado a sério”, alerta especialista. Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL: Why it doesn't matter what you call the brutal al-Qaeda offshoot which now boasts more than 80,000 jihadists.
The Islamic State's First Colony in Libya. Money-Making Plots: Extremists Now In Real Estate Business In Mosul. Islamic State Files Show Structure of Islamist Terror Group. Australian National Security. Islamic State says it’ll mint its own coins : Jihad Watch. Islamic State. ISIS Fast Facts. Islamic State of Iraq and ash Sham / Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq, ISIS or ISIL, IS)