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Islamic State Names New Leader of Boko Haram
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [938 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
13 ISIS militants killed in Nangarhar airstrikes, MoD claims
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 13 loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

The Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the restive Kot district where the loyalists of the terror group started operations initially along with some other districts, including Achin.

The defense ministry further added that 13 loyalists of the terror group were also maimed in the Arclight airstrikes.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) launched a major operation against the terror group in Kot district nearly ten days ago.

The operations were launched to curb the terrorist activities of ISIS loyalists and numerous compounds belonging to the terror group were captured or destroyed.

The US forces in Afghanistan also supported the Afghan forces during the operation and at least 5 US troops were maimed during the initial days of the operations.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


3 soldiers, 2 civilians wounded in Herat city explosion
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces and two civilians were maimed in an kaboom in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
city located in western part of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took place in Chawk-e-Gulha area of the city late on Tuesday afternoon.

The officials further added that a magnetic bomb planted in an army vehicle exploded in the area, leaving 3 soldiers and two civilians maimed.

An official in the provincial hospital confirmed they received 3 soldiers and 2 civilians including a young boy from the site of the blast.

He said the health condition of the maimed soldiers and civilians is satisfactory and are undergoing treatment in the hospital.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key Taliban leaders among 27 killed in Badakhshan clearing ops
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 27 Taliban holy warriors including three key local leaders of the group were killed during clearing operations in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the Death Eaters were killed in Raghistan district during the "Kokcha 07′ clearance operation.

Provincial governor’s front man Ahmad Navid Frotan said the three key local Taliban leaders have been identified as Mawlavi Nasir Ahmad Farooqi, Fasihullah Sultani, and Mullah Samiullah Shamil.

He said at least 32 Death Eaters were also maimed during the operations and 12 villages were cleared from the Death Eaters presence.

Frotan further added that 2 security personnel also bit the dust and six others sustained injuries during the same operations but the local residents did not suffer any casualties.

The Talibs group however rejected the report regarding the heavy casualties of the group’s Death Eaters during the operations.

Badakhshan has been witnessing growing instability during the recent months as the Taliban group attempt to expand insurgency in northern and northeastern parts of the country.

The province also witnessed deadly attacks last year and a number of the districts were briefly captured by the Death Eaters while numerous Afghan security personnel bit the dust during the deadly festivities.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s deputy intelligence chief arrested in Balkh province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The deputy intelligence chief of the Taliban group has been incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
by the Afghan intelligence operatives in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the detained individual has been identified as Mirwais who had originally introduced himself as Rahmat.

According to a statement by NDS, Mirwais was actively involved in gathering intelligence information regarding the presence and movement of the Afghan government forces.

The statement further added that Mirwais was captured during an operation in Sherabad area of Dehdadi district by the intelligence operatives.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

The arrest of Mirwais by Afghan intelligence operatives comes as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are busy conducting the annual Shafaq military operations across the country.

The security officials said the main purpose of Shafaq annual military operation is to target the top leaders of the Taliban group.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Fighting begins in Tripoli over ISIS flag
[Libya Herald] The appearance of a black Islamic State (IS) flag on a housing block on Tripoli’s Airport Road resulted in shooting this afternoon between supporters of the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB/Benghazi Saraya) and forces under the control of Abu Sleem warlord Abdul Ghani Kikli (better known as Ghneiwa), according to security sources in the city.

Some of the unfinished housing blocks along the road near Abu Sleem had been taken over by refugees from Kikla. These were more recently joined by families of fighters belonging to the Benghazi Revolutionary Shoura Council who had fled the city for Tripoli. They now support the BDB. Earlier today, some put up the black flag used by both IS and Ansar Al-Sharia on one of the buildings. It resulted in Ghneiwa’s fighters then shooting at it. The residents of the building managed to escape and there have been no injuries, the Libya Herald was told.

Formerly a supporter of Libya Dawn but now allegedly willing to support anyone who will pay him, Ghneiwa runs the area as a personal fiefdom. He currently is seen as deeply opposed to Misratan forces in the city. Yesterday, his forces joined in clashes at the Waha Bank in Ghut Shaal, an area he is trying to extend his influence over.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Car bombing in Benghazi kills 23 people
CAIRO: A suicide car bomb attack in the eastern city of Benghazi targeting Libyan troops killed 23 people and wounded dozens of others Tuesday, a hospital official said.

The official said the wounded were still arriving at the hospital in the aftermath of the bombing in the Al-Qawarsha district on the outskirts of the city, Libya’s second largest. For the past two years, fighting has been raging in Benghazi between forces under the command of Brig. Gen. Khalifa Hifter and Islamic militias.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

A coalition of Islamist militias called the Shoura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, which includes the Al-Qaeda affiliate known as Ansar Al-Shariah, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in a statement posted on its Twitter account.

The attack comes after the United States started an air campaign on Monday in the central city of Sirte, the last bastion of the Islamic State extremist group in Libya. The strikes followed a request made by the internationally-recognized government and presidency council in the capital, Tripoli. The two executive bodies were formed after the United Nations brokered a deal among Libya’s rival factions.

Libya has descended into chaos following the 2011 ouster and the killing of longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Since 2014, the country has been divided between two governments and parliaments, and a loose set of militias and tribes. The UN-brokered government led by Fayez Serraj aimed at healing the rift, but a crucial vote of confidence has yet to be obtained from the parliament.

The parliament in eastern Libya does not recognize the UN government, and many in the east are angry that Serraj’s administration invited foreign military intervention without the eastern parliament’s consent.

The US airstrikes, which were authorized by President Barack Obama, are supporting the militias of Misrata, a city next to Sirte that is leading the anti IS-operation. Misrata forces have been battling IS since May in fierce fighting that has killed and injured hundreds of militiamen.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia


IS in Sinai threatens Israel, then kills two Egyptian conscripts
[IsraelTimes] A video purportedly by Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate
...formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis
...Supporters of Jerusalem, the current pen name of al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula...
has delivered a threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state will soon "pay a high price," a media watchdog group said on Tuesday.

Released on Monday, the 35-minute video titled "Desert Flame" also purports to show footage of alleged attacks by IS holy warriors against Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, according to the US-based group Middle East Media Research Institute, which translated the clip.

Jihadists in the video accuse the Egyptian army of arresting and killing its fighters, and urge more foreigners to come join their ranks in an effort to "build the foundation of the Caliphate."

In the clip, the narrator claims that in light of Egypt’s "failure" to protect Israel from jihadist attacks from the Sinai Peninsula, "the Jews started protecting themselves by "strictly protecting [the border], recruiting agents, and [launching] Arclight airstrikes."

The voiceover then says: "Oh Jews, wait for us. The punishment [we have prepared for you] is severe and soon you will pay a high price."

The footage ends with kidnapped Egyptian servicemen Mohammad Abd Al-Raheem Al-Qalawi and Majdi Majdi Mas’ad being shot in the head.
Perhaps they're mad that Israel has sent drones across the border to shoot them, or that they've permitted the Egyptian army to bring in tanks...or possibly they're just bilious after a bad dinner.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Islamic State Names New Leader of Boko Haram
[WSJ] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
said it appointed a new leader for Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, in a sign that the Nigerian Islamist insurgency is retooling under the command of its Middle Eastern counterpart.

Sheik Abu Mossab al Bornawi
...could that be Mohammed Usman, (or possibly, as he was identified in another article in our archive, "Barnawi, 47, whose real name is Usman Umar Abubakar, hailed from Biu town in restive northeast Borno state") also known as Khalid Al-Barnawi alias Kafuri, Naziru, Alhaji Yahaya, Mallam Dauda, and Alhaji Tanimu? But he was arrested by the Nigerian authorities in April...
was recently assigned to take command of the Nigerian insurgency, whose war with the government has left more than 30,000 people dead.

Boko Haram declared loyalty to Islamic State in 2015, and Mr. al Bornawi told al Naba, Islamic State’s weekly newsletter in a Tuesday article that the two groups have decided "to fight and unite under one umbrella."
I wonder if something was removed from the article in rewrite. Mr. al Bornawi until now was a leader of Ansaru, formally Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan (Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa), the educated, Al Qaeda-trained splinter group that specialized in kidnapping and killing foreigners because they were much too refined to join Boko Haram in kidnapping and killing locals. They broke off from Boko Haram in 2012, back when both groups were affiliated with Al Qaeda in North Africa.
Mr. Al Bornawi didn’t specify who had assigned him, but the publication’s use of the term suggested that Islamic State itself promoted him to lead the Nigerian insurgency, which has lost significant ground over the past 18 months and seen several of its leaders tossed in the clink
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
or killed.

Tuesday’s interview speaks to a new challenge facing Africa’s largest democracy: that Islamic State is increasingly backing and supervising Nigeria’s homegrown insurgency.

"Infidel forces" have "stripped the group of some territories, which we are working on retrieving," Mr. al Bornawi said in the interview.

For months, Nigerian officials have warned that Boko Haram members are slipping into the Sahara, joining Islamic State in Libya, or for meetings in Sudan. Intelligence reports and officials in neighboring countries have supported that view, and Islamic State’s announcements from Libya have referenced several Nigerian fighters. Boko Haram, for its part, has renamed itself Islamic State West African Province.

"There is no more Boko Haram," a Nigerian counterterrorism official who works with detained forces of Evil said. "As far as they’re concerned, they consider themselves to be ISIS [Islamic State]."

The terror group’s new leader didn’t say what happened to Abubakar Shekau, the former face of Boko Haram.

It also isn’t clear if Mr. Shekau’s followers support the change in management: In his comments, the new leader seemed to suggest that Mr. Shekau had killed too many Moslems, a significant departure from the doctrine shared by Boko Haram and Islamic State, who both believe that only their supporters are true Moslems.

"I’m not confident over the long-term sustainability of this," said Jacob Zenn, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation research group in Washington, D.C. "I don’t think he has support from the Shekau factions."
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [596 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  I'm all in favor of them fighting it out among themselves for a while. I gather the incumbent has some issue with the new appointment.
Posted by: james || 08/04/2016 22:01 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthi forces take over Gurab
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Saudi led Arab coalition aircraft targeted military supplies belonging to Houthi militias and those loyal to the ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the district of Hayfan, south Taiz.

Local witnesses told Asharq Al-Awsat that the raids carried out by the coalition targeted militia supplies in Azlah Al-Aarook which is in the district of Hayfan. The raids also destroyed a tank belonging to rebel militia which was stationed on the road between Dhabi Al-Aaboos and Al-Khazjah, and smoke could be seen emerging from the area that was targeted.

In the area of Gurab which is situated in west Taiz, local residents told Asharq Al-Awsat that “Rebel militia used weapons to force the people in the region to evacuate their homes under the pretext that the region was a military one that would be occupied by militias. They did this after taking control of it a few days ago. Their actions aimed to tighten the siege on the city and obstruct the admittance of anything and anyone, even patients coming from the rural areas of the province.”

Residents said Houthi militias and those loyal to Saleh have made the village “a military zone and have been stockpiling weapons in the region. They are also settling into people’s homes after expelling them”.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
1 dead 5 hurt in London knife attack
[SouthAfricaToday] London police say a woman has died and five others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of the city.

A statement from the London Metropolitan Police early Thursday said the attack happened late Wednesday in Russell Square, which is near to the British Museum.

It said six people were treated at the scene, and that the woman later died. The condition of the others was not immediately known.

The statement said one man was arrested, and that a police officer had used a Taser stun gun.

Police said that terrorism was one possible motive behind the attack,

No other information was immediately available.
Posted by: SAT2014 || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "terrorism was one possible motive" -slowly, but surely, the establishment clues up to reality - hey what happened to "motives are unknown"?
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/04/2016 2:55 Comments || Top||

#2  The media are going to implement strict don't name the perp policies and say it's so they don't give them publicity for their crime. In actuality it's because they don't want you to know his first name was Abu or Mohammad.
Posted by: jpal || 08/04/2016 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  While the Mohammedans are knifing people through out the West to death, the citizens of the West should be in the process of over throwing thier "progressive" governments.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 08/04/2016 6:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd like to know the guy's name, but the radio this morning had a British Bobbie saying "mental health appeared to be an issue".

I suppose you could say that mental health is a contributing factor to anyone who shrieks 'Allan's snackbar' before committing mayhem.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/04/2016 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  He's a muzzie from Somalia who got a norwegian passport somehow and then managed to stay in the UK.

Very odd for someone to be so motivated yet mentally ill?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2016 13:12 Comments || Top||

#6  The Daily Mail is on the story. Adding to what Bright Pebbles said:

19 year old Somali with a Norwegian passport, came to England in 2002 -- when he was five, presumably with his parents. Reported as silently running through the crowd knifing people, then it took a number of policemen to tackle him and a taser to make him stop fighting them.

Like the Pakistanis, Somalis have an inbreeding problem -- so it is conceivable that he was schizophrenic/bipolar/depressed/autistic/mentally retarded, and likely that he could tick off more than one box. In terms of autism alone in the Somali population of Minneapolis, they suffer at a rate of one out of every 32, compared to one to 88 among Americans in general, and the autism is also more severe for Somalis compared to the general population.

And jihadi groomers look for people who are mentally unbalanced; they are easier to get to buy into the idea of jihad, and easier to get to run amok with a knife or put on a suicide vest.

Quite probably Little Mo's family have been looking for him because he wandered off, and it will turn out he's been spending a lot of time on the internet or with a friend from the mosque lately.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 14:44 Comments || Top||

#7  ...Somalis have an inbreeding problem -- so it is conceivable that he was schizophrenic/bipolar/depressed/autistic/mentally retarded...

So? I don't care about excuses, he needs to be put down and the rest of the muzz sent home.
Posted by: Omoluper Lumplump1424 || 08/04/2016 15:03 Comments || Top||

#8  I don't think it makes it ok, just that it helps the search for what and who pushed him to do what he did. And decides whether he ends up in the prison psych ward or the general population.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 15:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Strip him of any right to return to the West and send him back to Somalia where he'll fit right in.
Posted by: gorb || 08/04/2016 15:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Humm... TW got insight thing going.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/04/2016 17:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Something that's becoming a rare commodity here.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/04/2016 23:34 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Brazil ‘Drug Trafficking’ Arrest Turns Out to Be Hezbollah Member
[BREITBART] Brazilian authorities have announced the arrest of Lebanese Hezbollah member Fadi Hassan Nahba, wanted by Interpol for drug trafficking since 2013. Authorities admitted they did not know he was working with the jihadi terror group until he personally told them after his arrest this week.

Nahba, Brazilian outlet O Globo reports, was rounded up in Sao Paulo as part of a crackdown preceding the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, set to begin on Friday. Authorities had jugged
Please don't kill me!
him in 2003 for drug trafficking but ultimately released him; by 2013, he was wanted for deportation due to continued drug offenses.

After his arrest this week, Nahba confessed to being an active Hezbollah member, a fact Brazilian police appeared to have only been alerted to at that moment. "I talked to him directly, he told me that he spent two years serving the special Hezbollah forces in Leb. He had a vast knowledge of weapons and kabooms," Sergeant Geraldo Castro told Globo’s television network.

"We have been looking for him since May because he was wanted for drug traffic, not terrorism," police front man Augusto Roque admitted to Rooters. The news agency notes that a significant hurdle to investigating cases of potential Hezbollah membership is the fact that Brazil does not recognize the group as a terrorist organization.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Europe
Jihadi Colonists in Europe
Chechen, Pakistani-Origin Jihadists Jailed in Norway

[AnNahar] An Oslo court on Wednesday jailed two jihadists of Pakistani and Chechen origin for six and seven and a half years respectively for joining the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

Adam Idrisovich Magomadov, a 23-year-old Russian of Chechen origin, and Hasan Ahmed, a 46-year-old Norwegian of Pakistani origin, were convicted of belonging to IS and of "terror conspiracy." The two men, who had been living in southeastern Norway, traveled together to Syria in August 2014, a little more than a month after the IS declared a caliphate in an area straddling Iraq and Syria. While there, the two took part in IS training programs, vowed allegiance to the group, and bore weapons in its name, the court found.

Magomadov was handed a heavier sentence because he stayed in Syria longer. The court found it likely that he had taken part in combat, that he had maintained ties with IS after returning to Norway, and that he, like his co-accused, planned to return to Syria. Ahmed, whose son Ishaq was also sentenced to eight years in prison in Norway last year for joining IS, will appeal the conviction, while Magomadov had not yet decided, their lawyers told public broadcaster NRK.

Lufthansa Warns European Terror Creating Turbulence

[AnNahar] German flag carrier Lufthansa warned Tuesday that recent terror attacks in Europe were having a "tangible impact" on business, with second-quarter profits down 17 percent. Net profits between April and June came in at 437 million euros ($488 million), the group said, slightly below analysts' expectations, who had forecast a figure of 443 million euros.

Lufthansa had already said last month that the jittery atmosphere in Europe was hitting its business and considered "a complete recovery as not likely anymore."

Pakistani Terror Suspect Captained Italy Cricket Team

[AnNahar] A Pakistani man expelled from Italy for allegedly plotting an attack in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group used to captain the Italian youth cricket team, media reports said Wednesday.

Aftab Farook was caught on a wire-tap talking about using a Kalashnikov or bomb to attack targets such as a wine shop in Milan or the airport of Bergamo in northern Italy, saying the important thing was to scare Europeans, Italian newspapers reported. On Tuesday, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the 26-year-old supported IS and was planning to go to Syria to join militants.

The news stunned locals in Vaprio d'Adda near Milan, where Farook had lived with his family since he was 13 years old.

"It hit us like lightning out of the blue, I still don't believe it," Fabio Marabini, president of the Kingsgrove Milano cricket club and a close paternal figure to Farook, told La Stampa daily. "I spoke to him just before they put him on the flight for Islamabad. He thanked me for everything I've done for him over the years and he told me he was scared, because he no longer has any ties in Pakistan."
If only he'd supported LeT or the TTP -- then he'd have plenty of friends waiting for him.
Citing the investigative report drawn up by anti-mafia police, however, La Stampa said Farook had changed over the past year or so, and had begun beating his wife and forcing her to wear a burqa.

Italian police arrest Syrian suspected of trying to join militants

[AlAhram] Italian police arrested a Syrian man in the northern city of Genoa on Wednesday on suspicion he was planning to travel to his home country to join Islamist militants. Police said in a statement their anti-terrorism unit had arrested an unemployed man, 23, who they said was planning to return to Syria to join the rebel group Nusra Front. He was arrested on suspicion of supporting international terrorism.

The Syrian Islamist rebel group re-branded itself last week as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and temporarily cut ties with international militant network al Qaeda.

Police said they were investigating the arrested man's relationship with other foreigners in the Genoa area to determine whether they were trying to recruit fighters. They said there was no indication that attacks in Italy were being planned.
Another Al Ahram article adds:
Separately, heightened anti-terrorism measures are being done in Rome. They include the stationing of police cars and van at the end of a boulevard that runs past the Colosseum, and police patrols and surveillance along Via del Corso, a long street lined with clothing shops and which also runs by the premier's office.

From Breitbart (all the articles below can be accessed there):
Buses Under Attack In Europe’s Migrant Terror Areas: ‘Allahu Akhbar’ Torching, Regular Stoning
3 August 2016
On Wednesday, a mob shouting “Allahu akhbar” stopped a bus before torching it, in what was the latest in a series of attacks on buses. Services in migrant suburbs of France have been beset for years by regular attacks, stonings, violence, and threats.

Czech President Urges Citizens To Arm Themselves, Fight Terrorists, Close Borders
3 August 2016
The president of the Czech Republic has said citizens need to be armed and ready to defend themselves and others in case of a terror attack.

European Immigration Through Turkey Surges After Coup Attempt
3 August 2016
Ever since the Turkish coup attempt two weeks ago, the number of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast into Greece has doubled relative to the preceding period.

If the EU grants visa liberalization, hundreds of thousands of migrants are likely to enter Europe “legally” from Turkey, and EU authorities will have little way of ascertaining the origins or intentions of those coming in. The risk of infiltration from Islamic terrorists is high, since the Turkish government has expressed its intention to issue some 350 thousand new passports, according to nebulous criteria.

If Europe refuses, however, Erdogan will likely reopen the floodgates of migrants across the Aegean Sea into Greece, with numbers likely to equal or exceed the waves of migrants experienced in 2015.

Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’
3 August 2016
One of the most important prelates in the Catholic Church in Hungary has warned that the enormous waves of migrants rolling into Europe are due in no small part to a Muslim “will to conquer,” by expanding their territory into the continent.

Green Party Headquarters Bricked Up In Protest Against Mass Migration Policies
2 August 2016
Anti-mass migration protesters have built a wall at the entrance to the Austrian Green Party headquarters to protest the party’s stance on mass migration.

Cash For Repatriation Fails As Migrants Prefer To Stay In Europe
2 August 2016
The Austrian government’s policy of giving cash to migrants who chose to leave Austria is failing as the migrants would rather stay in Europe.

Migrant Crisis Leads To Surge In Netherlands Population Growth
2 August 2016
The Netherlands has experienced its highest growth in population since the turn of the century. Net migration doubled since last year, and a third of the increase was caused by Syrian ‘asylum seekers’ alone.

Three Syrian ‘Refugees’ On Trial For Terrorism In Bulgaria
2 August 2016
SOFIA, Bulgaria (Associated Press) — A specialized court in Bulgaria has opened the trial of three Syrian nationals charged with terrorism offenses.

Pro Mass Migration Labour MP Inadvertently Admits ‘Refugees’ Are a Sex Assault Risk
1 August 2016
A senior Labour MP has called for male migrants coming from Syria to the UK to receive formal lessons to prevent against sexual assault. She added that British men also need the classes, which would “provide information on how they should interact with women”.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
FBI: Detroiter built up arsenal, talked of an attack
[DETROITNEWS] A bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
man who allegedly bought high-grade explosives from an undercover agent after amassing an arsenal of weapons and talking about carrying out an attack was charged Monday following an FBI counterterrorism investigation.

It is unclear from court filings whether Sebastian Gregerson, aka Abdurrahman Bin Mikaayl, was planning an attack and why he allegedly was purchasing explosives from an undercover FBI agent.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:


DC Metro Transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS
Duplicate from yesterday
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  DC Metrorail already has so many maintenance and operational problems that a terrorist couldn't sabotage a train without people thinking it was just an ordinary breakdown
Posted by: lord garth || 08/04/2016 4:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Also, they wouldn't think about riding a car fresh back from maintenance of the ventilation system. When said maintenance added an aerosol canister of biotoxin.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2016 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Well Skid, 30 dead Maintenance workers might throw a flag.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/04/2016 17:12 Comments || Top||

#4  would they notice?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2016 21:12 Comments || Top||

#5  DC Metro is dangerous euf, without the CBR schtuff.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/04/2016 23:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Three militants die in Kech gunfight
QUETTA: Three suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Hoshab area of Kech district, a spokesman for Frontier Corps said here on Tuesday.

He said seven suspected militants were taken into custody after the gunbattle. The FC personnel destroyed four hideouts of the militants after seizing a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from there, he added.

Officials said that the paramilitary troops along with the personnel of an intelligence agency conducted a joint search operation in Hoshab’s mountainous area called Kulwa on Monday’s night after receiving information about the presence of militants.

They said when the personnel after cordoning off the area were moving towards the hideouts the militants opened fire on them from inside. The personnel returned fire and an exchange of fire between them continued for several hours.

FC spokesman Khan Wasey said the militants belonged to the banned Baloch Liberation Army. He said one of the dead militants, Akhtar Nadeem, was the local leader of the group.

He claimed that the militants killed in the gunbattle were involved in target killings, attacks on the convoys of security forces, kidnapping and creating hurdles in the construction work on highways.

The weapons seized from the hideouts included four rifles, two sub-machineguns, three shotguns and thousands of rounds. Anti-state literatures were also found in the hideouts.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2016
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Five suspected militants killed in Chitral's Kalash valley
PESHAWAR: At least five foreign militants were killed in Chitral’s Kalash valley on Tuesday in an intelligence-based operation by security forces.

“Security forces spotted movement of militants from Afghanistan in the border area of Bumburate village of Kalsh valley,” said security officials.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a targeted operation in the area to hunt the militants, added the security officials.

“Five militants were killed in an exchange of fire, we also recovered heavy weapons from the militants after a search operation in the area,” confirmed the officials.

After the operation, security was increased in the area.

Earlier, militants from across the Afghan border continued their looting spree in the Kalash valley and herded away about 2,500 goats from a pasture in Birir.

In another attack on the Kalash community's shepherds, shepherds in the Bumburate valley had resisted the robbers and exchanged gunfire but the attackers captured two of them and killed them on the border.

People of the Kalash community live in the contiguous but segregated valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur in south Chitral and all of them border Nuristan.

The incidents of loot and plunder had spread fear among the residents of the valleys.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under:


Policeman, TTP militant killed in Swabi encounter
[DAWN] SWABI: A police constable and a Lion of Islam belonging to the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) were killed, while two coppers were maimed in an encounter in mountainous Gadoon Amazai region here on Tuesday, Swabi District Police Officer Javid Iqbal told Dawn.

He said the police were conducting a search operation in Dadoo village in the jurisdiction of Utla cop shoppe, that a wanted outlaw identified as Anwar Saeed opened indiscriminate fire on seeing the police personnel. He said the coppers returned the shots, which triggered a shootout. The DPO said that the outlaw was using his mother as human shield.

In the exchange of fire, constable Javid Khan, belonging to Sheikh Jana village was killed, said a policeman, who was part of the operation, told Dawn.

Police officials finally rubbed out the outlaw, while his two brothers surrendered to police, DPO Javid Iqbal said, adding the tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
men were identified as Malik Hussain and Innyat Hussain. He said that they had been shifted to an unknown location for further investigations.

Mr Javid said that the local police had written a letter to the officials concerned to put Rs2 million bounty on the head of the killed Lion of Islam. He said an FIR was registered against the Death Eaters in Utla cop shoppe, and further investigations began.

The injured police Sub-Inspector was identified as Tariq Khan and constable as Sajjad Khan. Both of them were shifted to Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Shahmansoor. Police also recovered a Kalashnikov, a hand grenade and three pistols from the Lion of Islams.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Ninevah Nightmares: 42+ die
30 ISIS Bad Guys meet their Maker near Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) MOSUL – Two members of ISIS were killed at al-Jadaa in Qayyarah (south of Mosul) in an airstrike led by the international coalition aviation. This was informed by a source in Nineveh operations on Wednesday.

Commander of Nineveh operations earlier confirmed the death of nearly 30 ISIS fighters in airstrikes led by the international coalition aviation towards south of Mosul.

Kurd artillery pounds ISIS Turbans; 12 die

[ARA News] DUHOK – At least 12 militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed and over 20 others were wounded in renewed offensive by the Kurdish forces of the Peshmerga near Mosul city in northern Iraq, military sources reported on Wednesday.

The Peshmerga forces launched an offensive against ISIS strongholds in the Bashiqa district in the northern countryside of Mosul, bombing ISIS positions with heavy artillery shells.

“Our forces today bombed Daesh [ISIS] headquarters in the Omar Qabisa village in Bashiqa district [22km north of Mosul], killing and wounding dozens of terrorists,” Peshmerga officer Farad Mirani told ARA News.

“At keast 12 terrorists were killed, including the jihadi leader Abu Waqqas, and more than 20 others were wounded in the Peshmerga operation,” the Kurdish official said.

The operation comes as the Kurdish Peshmerga troops, supported by the US-led coalition’s air forces, try to destroy ISIS military capabilities in the surroundings of Mosul, in preparation to storm the city of Mosul which is deemed the main bastion for ISIS in northern Iraq.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 24+ die

ISIS bomb lab destroyed in airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Media officials in the Ministry of Defense announced, that Iraqi F16 aircraft bombed explosives laboratories of ISIS in Qa’im.

The officials, in a statement, added, ” followed by Iraqi News, “Iraqi F16 aircraft conducted an airstrike in Qa’im and it destroyed ISIS laboratories used for manufacturing explosives. A cache of weapons was also destroyed in the bombing.”

“Adding further, the statement said, “Tens of ISIS fighters, who at the bombing were present in the laboratories, were also killed in the bombing.”

Iraqi forces capture munitions caches in Fallujah, Khalidiya

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Baghdad Operations command announced liberating a number of important roads and killing a dozens of terrorists, in addition to dismantling two booby-trapped vehicles and seizing a cache of weapons and rockets in different areas.

The command, in a statement, said, “Security forces continue to exercise more efforts to remove explosives from roads and dismantle booby-trapped houses. The Rapid Intervention Brigade dismantled two booby-trapped vehicles and 38 locally made IEDs in Fallujah axis.”

“Forces from the Rapid Intervention Brigade’s 1st regiment dismantled a booby-trapped house and 16 IEDs in the same axis,” the statement further stated, adding, “Forces from the 4th regiment of the Rapid Intervention Brigade also seized 4 RBG7 weapons, 68 IEDs, 7 Austrian cannons and 3 SPG9 rockets.”

“Security forces also clashed with the enemy and managed to liberate a 5.4 km long road and dismantle 15 IEDs in Khalidiya Island,” the statement concluded.

30 die in airstrikes in al-Qa’im

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – An official source in Anbar Province confirmed that dozens of civilians were killed in an aerial bombing carried out by military aircraft upon Qa’im near the Syrian borders.

Member of Anbar Province Farhan Mohamed, said, “Unidentified warplanes, likely belonging to the international coalition aviation, bombed a number of houses in Qa’im city on the Syrian borders.”

“The bombardment targeted the area of al-Sanjek in Qa’im city and resulted in numerous casualties. The bombing was targeting on ISIS headquarters in al-Qa’im but it hit civilian houses situated near the headquarters.” Mohamed added.

On the other hand, a military source in Anbar stated, “The international coalition aircraft conducted air strikes against targets belonging to ISIS in al-Sanjek area and killed a number of ISIS leaders.”

The source added, “The air strikes also targeted the houses of civilians near ISIS headquarters, resulting in the death of 30 persons including women and children, as well as wounding 17 others.”

Iraqi militia forces capture al-Waleed

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A local official in Anbar province announced on Wednesday that the clans supported by the international coalition liberated al-Waleed and other areas along the Syrian border.

Al-Rathba Mayor Imad al-Dulaimi said, “Shia militia fighters, supported by the international coalition fighters, today morning launched a wide military operation for liberating al-Waleed and al-Waleed port- Iraq’s border with Syria.”

Al-Dulaimi added, “The liberation process began from al-Rathba and it continued towards al-Waleed and liberation became possible after ISIS fighters stepped back.

4 ISIS Bad Guys toes up in airstrike in Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Jazeera Operations Command in Anbar province announced that four ISIS members were killed in a bombing carried out by the internation coalition aviation, targeting its headquarters at Rawa and Haditha west of Anbar.

The commander of al-Jazeera Operations Major General Qassim al-Mohamadi said, “Today the international coalition aviation, acting on accurate intelligence information, carried out two air strikes- one of them targeted an ISIS gathering at al-Qutniyah in Rawa district. Four ISIS members were killed in the strike and a rocket launcher and a cache of fuel were also destroyed.”

“In the second strike, which targeted a stronghold of ISIS at al-Kasriyat in east of Haditha district, killed the armed members who were present inside it. The exact number of members killed is not yet ascertained,” Mohamadi added.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  7 Austrian cannons?

Do any 'burgers know how those got there?

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/04/2016 11:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Von Trapp family bangers?

Likely an example of cross-cultural illiteracy. I suspect it was Australian cannon designed by Austrian Speaking experten from the Monte Carlo Arsenal.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/04/2016 12:26 Comments || Top||


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 1 dead

1 Iraqi militia dies in bomb attack in al-Hashd al-Sha’ab

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – An IED explosion today morning at Hor Rajab in Southern Baghdad, which was targeted on a patrol of al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, killed at least one member of the Shia militia and injured six others. This information was share by a source in the Ministry of Interior.

“The vehicle in which they were traveling was also damaged in the blast,” the source added.

“Security forces rushed to the area and transferred the dead body to the forensic department and the wounded to a nearby hospital. An operation to nab those behind the blast has been initiated,” the source further informed.

According to reports shared by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Iraq in July received 1996 casualties and it further pointed Baghdad as the most affected province in the country.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under:


Coalition planes pound ISIS-held Saddam palace: UK
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Coalition warplanes bombed one of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s palaces which was being used as a training base ISIS, Britannia’s Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

The palace in the ISIS stronghold of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
in northern Iraq was attacked in a joint operation by the US-led coalition on Monday, with British Tornado jets targeting the headquarters buildings and a security centre.

Extensive surveillance established that the ISIS group, also known as ISIS, was using the palace and its sprawling grounds as a headquarters and training centre for foreign recruits, the ministry said.

Within the secure compound on the banks of the River Tigris, the main palace building was being used as accommodation and a meeting venue.

The site also contained "a number of more discreet outbuildings used for command and control, training, internal security and repression", it said.

"A large coalition air package drawn from several nations conducted a carefully coordinated attack on the complex," the ministry said in a statement.

"The British contribution was a pair of Tornados, armed with the largest guided bombs in the RAF’s (Royal Air Force’s) inventory, the 2,000-pound (910-kilogramme) Enhanced Paveway III, which were used to target first the headquarters buildings, then a security centre.

"Initial analysis indicates that the coalition mission was successful."

Mosul, Iraq’s second city, has been held by the ISIS group since June 2014. Iraqi forces are conducting operations to set the stage for an assault but the final push to retake it is likely still months away.

As part of the international coalition, RAF Tornado and Typhoon jets are flying daily missions against ISIS in Iraq as well as in Syria from the British sovereign bases on Cyprus.

"ISIS has been losing followers and territory for months, and emphatic strikes like this show that we and the coalition will not waver," Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said after the Mosul bombing.

"ISIS fighters, both foreign and home-grown, can see that they are targets inside this cultmid."
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  hmm... hit all the dictionaries and still no idea wtf is a cultmid, other than a bike thing. It's great learning new words that have no meaning, like our liberals teach us.
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 08/04/2016 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Good catch, Bov. Googling the first paragraph got me the same AFP article from another source; it looks like Al Arabiya was hit by a stray gamma ray as they copied the text from the feed. Al Monitor has that sentence as:

"Daesh fighters, both foreign and home-grown, can see that they are targets inside this cult."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 5:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Knock knock
Who it is is?
The Few
The Few?
Yes, the Few.
I don't know any Few, are you from around here?
We are from Biggin Hill
Well then what can I do for you?
Please sign for this package.
What's is it?
An air package.
What's in it?
Depends, I suggest you buy several pair. Cheerios.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/04/2016 12:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Didn't the dear departed ole Saddam spend a butt load of money on each of his palaces constructing these very deep and very hardened bunkers FAR underground beneath the palaces? Didn't some German company get their hands slapped for designing said bunkers and didn't the US go dig up a bunch of drill pipe and construct some kind of jury rigged bunker buster to deal with them?

Or have I gone off the deep end and started those hallucinations again?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/04/2016 23:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Not drill pipe. Old artillery tubes.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/04/2016 23:37 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
WATCH: Arabs in East Jerusalem shoot fireworks directly at police
Video can be seen at the link. The relationship between fireworks and missiles is clear.
[Ynet] The Jewish neighborhood of Ma'ale ha-Zeitim regularly comes under a barrage of stones, Molotov cocktail and fireworks from the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud; but while violence continues, number of attacks on the decline.

While there has been a decline in the number of incidents, police still have to deal with serious violence in East Jerusalem, as can be seen in security cameras footage of coppers in Ma'ale ha-Zeitim being attacked with fireworks launched directly at them from Ras al-Amud.

The police responded to the shooting of the fireworks from the Arab neighborhood with crowd dispersal measures.

Police are operating in Ras al-Amud and other areas of East Jerusalem to stop the fireworks shooting by making arrests, finding and seizing firework stocks and targeting the merchants selling the fireworks to the perpetrators.

The residents of Ma'ale ha-Zeitim neighborhood, whose homes are adjacent to Ras al-Amud, have been suffering from barrages of stones and Molotov cocktails for years.
The times, they are a-changing.
The footage was captured by cameras installed by the residents dubbed "Anti-Terror TV," meant to help bring to light the violent attacks on the neighborhood.

"There has been a significant drop in the number of attacks compared to last year, but there are still stone-throwing and attacks on the residents," said Joshua Wander, a member of the Ma'ale ha-Zeitim security committee.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A whiff of grapeshot is needed here.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 08/04/2016 10:14 Comments || Top||

#2  A whiff? I figure a deep snort.
Posted by: Shipman || 08/04/2016 12:46 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
‘Martyr’ Briton killed in Syria fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish Peshmerga
[RT] A British man killed while fighting Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS, formerly ISIS, ISIS) in Syria alongside Kurdish forces has been described as a "martyr."

Dean Carl Evans, a 22-year-old from Reading, was fighting alongside the Kurdish militia groups trying to wrest Manbij from IS control.

Evans is one of many foreign volunteers to join the International Brigades of Rojava, which is fighting alongside the People’s Defense Units (YPG).
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
IS plans to hit US air bases in MidEast, warn Israelis who hacked into IS web group
[IsraelTimes] Israeli cyberintelligence group Intsights says it breached Telegram group run by jihadists, found list of US bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Soddy Arabia to be attacked

The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group has issued a specific call to leading activists to target air bases used by the US in Kuwait, Bahrain and Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, an Israeli cyberintelligence company that claimed to have hacked the jihadist organization’s Telegram communication group warned on Wednesday.

Intsights, a Herzliya-based intelligence company, hacked into what it said is the Islamic State’s Telegram group on the dark web in which the organization’s operatives disseminate terror attack plans among 500 leading activists, according to a (Hebrew) report on Channel 10.

The Israeli company, which is run by former IDF intelligence officers, told the TV station the Islamic State uploads potential targets to the group, and in recent months some of the targets have been hit by individuals claiming allegiance to the terror organization.

One such target presaged in the Telegram group was the church in Normandy, La Belle France, where local priest Father Jacques Hamel, 85, was murdered by jihadists on July 26. The call to carry out the attack in Normandy was issued via the Telegram group a few months ago, said Intsights Alon Arvatz.

The team managed to infiltrate the covert group, and on Monday, said Arvatz, a list of "extremely specific targets" was published, "with a call to attack them." The list features numerous air fields used by the US Air Force, but with a number of "priority targets" highlighted in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, he said. A map uploaded to the Telegram group pinpoints air force bases in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other countries of Western Europe, as well as Israeli air force bases.

"Telegram is completely encrypted and there’s no fear (among its users) that someone will intercept the messages and understand what you wrote," Intsight co-founder Arvatz told Channel 10. The group it hacked is accessed by Islamic State members who in turn introduce fellow Islamic State members, he said. "I need to know someone who can vouch for me that I’m cleared for the group, and only then can I join."

The Intsight team did not detail how it managed to hack into the group. Arvatz said the group would doubtless be closed down now it had been exposed on Israeli television.

If the Israeli company indeed breached the much-vaunted encryption of Telegram’s communication channels, it would be the second known hack of its kind in a week. Earlier this week, Rooters reported that a group believed to be backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps hacked into Telegram accounts in Iran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2016 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Hitting a US base in mideast is probably an aspirational goal for ISIS, whatever chatter was picked up.

There are numerous softer targets available in the near term.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/04/2016 4:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Pious jihadis won't do anything until November 1

because now it's 3 consecutive holy months for not attacking

now it's propaganda time for the PR branch in the Western World and for us to get complacent

here it is

https://i.sli.mg/9vUma1.jpg

for those who don't know

Islam runs on a calendar that tracks the moon not the sun.

They have a 355 day year with 12 months.
It is now the year 1437 (which explains why Islamist theocrats are so primitive). It goes from 14 October 2015 to 2 October 2016

The Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months – are the "sacred" (no warfare) months of islam.

When those over, they kill the mushrikin – look out!

1st "sacred month" – muharram (14/10/15 – 12/11/15)

7th "sacred month" – Rajab (08/04/16-07/05/16)

11th "sacred month" – Dhu al-Qadah (04/08-01/09)

12th "sacred month" – Du al-Hijjah (02/09/2016-01/10/2016) Then it jumps back to

1st "sacred month" muharram of the next year, 1438: 02/10/2016 -31/10/2016

That is three months straight of (supposedly) banned war followed by month 2: safar which is a time to settle scores

Therefore, islamofascist attack season is september 13, 2015, to April 7 2016; 8 May to August 3, then November 1 onwards.

SOURCE: http://www.islamicfinder.org/Hcal/hdate_pre.php
Posted by: Fleanter White1007 || 08/04/2016 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  fw1007

i think you misunderstand

the info you provided is based on 9:5 in the koran which states that when the sacred months are passed then you may slay them whereever you find them, etc.

from early in Islam, this was taken as meaning that moslems may not violate a peace treaty or a hudnuh during the sacred months but after doing so, Allah will forgive a muslim who breaks an oath made on the koran if the purpose is to kill infidels after the sacred months are past -- some say this only applies to offensive wars and infidels may be killed in any month if it is a defensive war
Posted by: lord garth || 08/04/2016 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  So the crayon is like the constitution - it can be ignored when it's convenient for the holy man.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/04/2016 8:30 Comments || Top||


The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Iranian Editions

ISIS detains 50 for smokin' and jokin'

[ARA News] DAMASCUS – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) have arrested more than 50 people in the Yarmouk district south of the Syrian capital Damascus on charges of “smoking”, activists reported on Thursday.

“ISIS jihadis launched a new campaign of arrests among the residents of Yarmouk area and captured more than 50 men for smoking,” media activist Mazin al-Shami told ARA News in Damascus.

“ISIS is expected to publicly flog the arrestees soon, as it usually does to smokers,” al-Shami said.

The Islamic State has banned smoking in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq. Anyone captured smoking is being detained and flogged on charges of violating the group’s regulations.

Although ISIS has recently suffered heavy losses due to fighting with Syrian rebel factions in Damascus, the group still holds control of some parts of Yarmouk district –mostly inhabited by Palestinian refugees– and forces people to abide by its rules.

Iran executes 29 Kurds in Tehran

[ARA News] ERBIL – The Iranian authorities executed a number of Kurdish activists accused of involvement in terrorist activities, local sources said on Wednesday.

Human rights activists in the Iranian capital Tehran told ARA News that 29 Kurdish political activists, who have been held for months in the Raja’i prison in Tehran, were executed on charges of terrorism.

The victims were publicly hanged to death on Wednesday.

“They were convicted on terrorism charges because of participating in political activities against the Iranian regime,” rights activist Riyad Othman told ARA News.

This comes just two weeks after Iranian security forces arrested over 40 young activists, and executed at least 27 of them.

“The authorities did not announce the real reason behind the execution of those people. It said they were a group of drug dealers, but this is a baseless charge fabricated to misguide international rights organisations. The victims were political activists and most of them were Kurds,” Iranian Kurdish politician Enwer Mohamadi said.

“We continue to witness these brutal executions in the streets of Iran, while the international community remains unable to take action against this totalitarian regime,” Mohamadi told ARA News.

The Iranian regime has executed dozens of opposition activists across the country by hanging them to death in public squares, according to local sources.

In the meantime, several human rights organisations condemned brutal practices by the Iranian authorities, especially the public execution of opposition figures and civil rights activities.

According to reports, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has executed at least 2500 people in the past two years.
Posted by: badanov || 08/04/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  group still holds control of some parts of Yarmouk district – mostly inhabited by Palestinian refugees

Somebody tell the progressives! They can boycott IS for being mean to Paleos!
Posted by: Bobby || 08/04/2016 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe the Iranians learned a lesson from Obama - you can't commute a prison sentence if they be daid.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/04/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||



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