Tag: Islam

We will set up caliphate in Sinai, “first step towards the invasion of Jerusalem”

If the mainstream narrative about the war against Israel were true, the Islamic State would have no interest in entering Jerusalem. The Islamic State knows what Barack Obama, John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon, and political leaders all over the West do not know, or pretend not to know: that the “Palestinian” war against Israel is a […]

Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq

For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani.   Gone are the days when Islamic State, also known as ISIS, was […]

Stop Israeli acts at Muslim sites

The Palestinians and Jordanians urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately stop provocations and incitement against Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, warning that further escalation could lead to another crisis threatening peace in the Middle East.   The warning followed what the Palestinians described as the illegal storming of the […]

ISIS, IS or ISIL, Terrorism by Any Other Name

The U.S. has chosen “ISIL” as the name of the militant group headed by Al-Baghdadi. Does it matter? By Rick Brinegar   Whether you choose to say, “slender” or “skinny,” “house” or “home,” or, “global warming” or “climate change,” it seems that words are used differently and mean different things in the minds of different […]

Palestinian unity gov’t is not effectively in control of Gaza

“I do not see the national consensus government effectively governing Gaza,” said Turner, referring to a technocrat cabinet agreed in June between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the Islamist movement Hamas, which dominates Gaza. “If we do not have political stability, I think if we do not have a national Palestinian government, I think if […]

Iran agrees to ship uranium to Russia as part of nuclear deal

The agreement, however, does not address an alternative way for the Islamic Republic to obtain a nuclear bomb – the use of the heavy water produced at Iran’s Arak plant to produce plutonium. Despite that, an American official involved in the talks was optimistic about the proposed agreement, saying that “if the Iran-Russia deal works, […]

Talks Monday Despite Hamas’s Jerusalem Attack

Despite the attack by a Hamas terrorist in Jerusalem on Wednesday that murdered a three-month-old baby and wounded eight others, indirect negotiations between the terror group and Israel apparently are to restart next Monday.   The revelation was made Thursday by a leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, which along with Hamas waged war […]

Hamas, Islamic Jihad salute Jerusalem terror attack

Hamas and Islamic Jihad hailed Wednesday’s terrorist act by an east Jerusalem resident who rammed his car into a crowd of commuters at a light rail station, killing a three-month old infant and injuring seven others.“The attack in Jerusalem is an act of heroism and a natural response to the crimes of the occupation against […]

U.S. threatens sanctions on buyers of ISIS oil

Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north.   The attacks showed Islamic State’s continued operating resilience despite air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces aimed […]

Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar

Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed.   The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have been shot, buried alive or sold into slavery […]