Tag: ISIS

Orlando LGBT Paper Editor: ‘I Don’t Even Know If My Friends Are Alive’

As editor of Orlando’s LGBT newspaper “Watermark,” Billy Manes always encouraged gay people to “disengage” from the thought that they could be victimized for their sexuality.   But after a shooting at an Orlando gay club early Sunday morning left 50 people dead — and news that the gunman was outraged over seeing two men […]

Trump takes credit for ‘being right on radical Islamic terrorism’

Donald Trump wasted little time seeking political advantage in the massacre at a Florida nightclub, taking credit for “being right on radical Islamic terrorism” in the wake of the worst mass shooting in American history.   The suspect in the attack, identified by authorities as a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent named Omar Saddiqui Mateen, […]

Foreign Affairs Chairman: ‘Jihadist-Driven Terrorism Has Hit America Again’

 House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce put out a statement this afternoon on the terrorist attack that killed at least 50 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., saying that “jihadist-driven terrorism has hit America again.”   “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all those who lost a loved one today,” said […]

Imam Speaking in Orlando Said Gays Must Be Killed Out of ‘Compassion’

There is new information on the horrific terror attack in Orlando last night that has killed at least 50 and wounded more than 100 in the largest mass shooting in American history.   Sources are telling the Daily Beast that suspected killer Omar Mateen had previously been investigated by the FBI in 2013 and 2014, […]

ISIS statement on Orlando nightclub shooting

The terrorist group ISIS has again claimed responsibility for the shooting that killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend, according to Reuters. The latest statement was made in an official broadcast on the group’s Albayan Radio on Monday.   “One of the caliphate’s soldiers in America carried […]

Facebook Deletes Pamela Geller’s ‘Stop Islamization Of America’ Page After Orlando Attack

Facebook has deleted “Stop Islamization Of America,” a group with over 50,000 members in the wake of deadly Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida. The page was run by Pamela Geller, the well-known Islam critic and Breitbart contributor who led efforts to stop construction of the Ground Zero Mosque. Geller reported the removal of her Facebook group […]

War on Isis: Threat of nuclear terror attack ‘highest since the Cold War’ says think tank

The possibility of a nuclear terror attack is at its highest since the end of the Cold War, due to the Islamic State (Isis)’s continuing attempts to obtain weapons of mass destruction, warned a leading international think tank on proliferation on Tuesday (7 June).   The International Luxembourg Forum – which consists of ex-government ministers […]

US-backed Syria forces reach ‘last main road’ into ISIS-held Manbij

BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed forces fighting against Islamic State near the Syrian-Turkish border have reached the “last main road” into the city of Manbij, which is held by the jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday.   “We have reached the road that links Manbij and Aleppo, from the west … (it is) the last main […]

BBC’s Muslim Head Of Religion: ‘People Say ISIS Has Nothing To Do With Islam

The first ever Muslim to hold the position of Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC has insisted that Islamic State terrorists are Muslim, and are motivated by their interpretation of Islamic doctrine. Professor Aaqil Ahmed was speaking at an event at Huddersfield University exploring Britain’s taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s insistence on calling the Islamic State […]

One of the biggest ever battles against ISIS is going on right now in Falluja

The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Fallujah under US air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants.   A Reuters TV crew about a mile (about 1.5 km) from the city’s edge said […]