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Turkey Is Supporting the Syrian Jihadis Washington Says It Wants to Fight | The Nation

Source: Turkey Is Supporting the Syrian Jihadis Washington Says It Wants to Fight | The Nation

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The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming! Really, Really Slowly – New Matilda

They come over here. They buy up all the farmland that we stole. And they don’t assimilate. I am, of course, referring to the impossibly clever Chinese. And we’ll get to the perennially screwed over First Australians in a minute. … Continue reading

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Choice and Truth: STAGED ISIS Execution In Film Studio Is Leaked By Hacker Group Cyber Berkut

Source: Choice and Truth: STAGED ISIS Execution In Film Studio Is Leaked By Hacker Group Cyber Berkut

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Obama Did Not Found Islamic State, Mr. Trump—the GOP Did (Video) – Juan Cole – Truthdig

In his daily free-association exercise, the Republican presidential nominee accused the president of creating the terrorist organization by withdrawing troops from Iraq in 2011. But the timetable for withdrawal was set by the Bush administration. Source: Obama Did Not Found … Continue reading

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Turkey may no longer be a viable partner in fight against Isis following coup attempt, says French foreign minister | Europe | News | The Independent

France’s foreign minister has said Turkey may no longer be a viable partner in the fight against Isis in Syria, while Syrian state media has claimed the failed coup in the country was fabricated by President Erdogan to tarnish the military’s reputation. … Continue reading

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Despite ISIS Attacks, I’m A Muslim Journalist With Hope

We live in a world where people still associate the brutality and cowardice of ISIS with the same people who die at the militant group’s hands. Source: Despite ISIS Attacks, I’m A Muslim Journalist With Hope

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Israeli Intel Chief: We Do NOT Want ISIS Defeated in Syria AnonHQ

(ANTIWAR) In a speech at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, took Israel’s long-standing position that it “prefers ISIS” over the Syrian government to a whole ‘nother level, declaring openly that Israel does not want to … Continue reading

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IS still ‘committing genocide’ against Yazidis, says UN probe – Your Middle East

“Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Syria said in a statement.”ISIS has subjected every Yazidi Source: IS still ‘committing genocide’ against Yazidis, says UN probe – Your Middle East

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Orlando massacre: ‘ISIS capitalizing on lone-wolf attacks inspired by terror propaganda’ — RT Op-Edge

Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the Orlando mass shooting may be nothing more than a propaganda move to capitalize on a massacre perpetrated by a lone-wolf attacker who could have had no direct links to the terror group, security … Continue reading

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ISIS and Israel on the Golan Heights

By Sam Brennan | ( Open Democracy ) | – – The Yarmouk Valley is run by ISIS – and … Source: ISIS and Israel on the Golan Heights

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Isis in Iraq: Jihadists unleash death squads as Iraqi forces advance on key stronghold of Fallujah | Middle East | News | The Independent

  Isis execution squads have appeared in the streets of Fallujah, a city 40 miles west of Bag Source: Isis in Iraq: Jihadists unleash death squads as Iraqi forces advance on key stronghold of Fallujah | Middle East | News … Continue reading

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Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack | World news | The Guardian

Syrian refugees flee after camps are overrun by Isis but find themselves being shot at by Turkish border troops Source: Thousands of refugees flee for Turkish border after surprise Isis attack | World news | The Guardian

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Brussels attacks: last gasp of Isis terror in Europe, or sign of growing threat? | World news | The Guardian

Last week began well for security forces. But then came the bombings. And then the realisation intelligence had failed to contain a group more durable than anyone expected Source: Brussels attacks: last gasp of Isis terror in Europe, or sign … Continue reading

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America Should Take Responsibility for the Brussels Terror Attacks

ISIS says it was responsible for the terror attacks in Brussels, but maybe America should ultimately take the credit for it. Source: America Should Take Responsibility for the Brussels Terror Attacks

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Will Syrian Kurds defeat ISIL , helping Democrats win White House in 2016?

Source: Will Syrian Kurds defeat ISIL , helping Democrats win White House in 2016?

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The women warriors giving ISIS nightmares

There’s one group of fighters that the men of Islamic State fear more than others because, rumors say, to be killed by them doesn’t lead to martyrdom, but to an eternity in hell. Source: The women warriors giving ISIS nightmares

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Why ISIS Might Endorse Donald Trump for President

Is Donald Trump helping ISIS? Source: Why ISIS Might Endorse Donald Trump for President

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‘Huge error’: Former U.S. military chief admits Iraq invasion spawned ISIS

The invasion of Iraq fueled the creation of the Islamic State and the West is poised to make all the same mistakes in Syria, says the former head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Source: ‘Huge error’: Former U.S. military … Continue reading

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Philippe-Joseph Salazar: the philosopher whose essay on Isis has shocked and enlightened | World news | The Guardian

Published just weeks before the Paris attacks, the French professor’s grim analysis has hit a nerve Source: Philippe-Joseph Salazar: the philosopher whose essay on Isis has shocked and enlightened | World news | The Guardian

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Turkey’s links to Islamic State – PravdaReport

Source: Turkey’s links to Islamic State – PravdaReport

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Putin claims Turkey downed Russian fighter jet to defend IS oil supplies, Turkey offers no apology – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Turkey’s decision to down a Russian fighter jet was dictated by a desire to defend IS oil supplies to Turkey, Vladimir Putin says. Source: Putin claims Turkey downed Russian fighter jet to defend IS oil supplies, Turkey offers no apology … Continue reading

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Boots on the ground against IS will only make matters worse

Sending troops into Iraq and Syria will do nothing but help IS in its propaganda to promote hostility between Muslims and “crusaders”. Source: Boots on the ground against IS will only make matters worse

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Who’s Afraid of ISIS?

Paris. For French President François Hollande, the attacks in Paris on November 13, carried out by French and Belgian citizens, changed everything. His prior, oft-repeated mantra that “Assad must g… Source: Who’s Afraid of ISIS?

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Ken O’Keefe In Another Epic Rant On Paris, ISIS, And Media Lies AnonHQ

The former marine is on another angry truth-telling mission, and it’s well worth checking out. Source: Ken O’Keefe In Another Epic Rant On Paris, ISIS, And Media Lies AnonHQ

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Sex and drugs on the road to jihad

Many Islamic State recruits have been far from devout Muslims, despite claiming that their victims’ lives are decadent and obscene. Source: Sex and drugs on the road to jihad

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The GOP-ISIS nightmare coalition: Islamic extremists and the anti-immigrant right have the same goal — the death of democracy – Salon.com

Terrorists and the far right both see democracy as a decadent failure; at least ISIS admits they want to destroy it Source: The GOP-ISIS nightmare coalition: Islamic extremists and the anti-immigrant right have the same goal — the death of … Continue reading

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Paris attacks: How Islamic State galvanised its enemies – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Paris attacks and the bombing of a Russian airliner have driven Moscow and the West closer together and, in doing so, have done more to seal Islamic State’s fate than 18 months of inconclusive Western airstrikes. Source: Paris attacks: … Continue reading

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Syria conflict: Russia wants ‘co-ordination’ against IS – BBC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants “a co-ordinating structure” to fight Islamic State, as world leaders gather at the UN to discuss the issue. Source: Syria conflict: Russia wants ‘co-ordination’ against IS – BBC News

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Julie Bishop’s Epiphany on the Road to Damascus – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It comes as welcome news that Australia is set to abandon its opposition to Bashar al-Assad as part of a durable peace settlement in Syria. The recent military escalation by Russia and reported sightings of Chinese war ships in the … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells a Srory

  “Yesterday an ISIS member stopped the car of a Christian couple. ISIS member: Are you Muslim? Christian man: Yes, I’m Muslim. ISIS member: If you are a Muslim, then recite a verse of Quran. Christian man recited a verse … Continue reading

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Don’t just call the police to stop young men from joining Isis. Call their mothers

Want to Stop Islamic State Recruitment? Look to Muslim Mothers

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If all the Sunni tribes had joined ISIS, they would have tipped the balance of force in Iraq,” Nada said.

In Syria and Iraq, IS courts Sunni tribes with carrot and stick

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Politics of Fear

Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself. And maybe ISIS. And Terrorism. And Muslims. And Everything

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Why the threat of ISIL is exaggerated The group’s ability to sustain its ‘nation state’ remains very much in doubt, political and military analysts say.

Why the threat of ISIL is exaggerated

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Adam Hills rant on Isis

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ISIS Refuses To Serve Water To Customers; Cites Religious Freedom Restoration Act

BAGHDAD – (CT&P) – Islamic State militants have curtailed the amount of water flowing to government-held areas in Iraq’s western Anbar province, an official said Thursday, the latest in the vicious war as Iraqi forces struggle to claw back ground … Continue reading

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Reza Aslan perfectly explains what Islamophobes are getting wrong about ISIS – Salon.com

Reza Aslan perfectly explains what Islamophobes are getting wrong about ISIS – Salon.com.

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“Let us in our reaction and remembrance of Muath expose ISIS for what they truly are”

The author is a Middle Eastern woman who grew up in Jordan and has been able to explore the world from there. She has camped in Petra, touched the sky at Burj Khalifa, driven through the streets of Riyadh (shhh), … Continue reading

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Iran fears Isis militants are part of wider Sunni backlash

With Islamic State militants just kilometres from the country’s western border, and increasingly radical anti-Shia militants to the east in Pakistan, Gareth Smyth examines Iran’s Sunni problem Nearly ten years ago, a story circulating in Tehran had Mohammad Khatami say … Continue reading

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Yazidi Girls Seized by ISIS Speak Out After Escape

KHANKE, Iraq — The 15-year-old girl, crying and terrified, refused to release her grip on her sister’s hand. Days earlier, Islamic State fighters had torn the girls from their family, and now were trying to split them up and distribute … Continue reading

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Did Islamic State really call a convention of nuts and have 15,000 people show up?

Last week, the Guardian reported, “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.” “A … Continue reading

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Middle East #1: Convert or die – the ISIS ultimatum

You get three choices, pay the Islamic State tax, convert or die.Then the first choice is taken off the table. That makes it quite simple. Convert or die. On my first day here in Jordan I came face to face … Continue reading

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Threat to attack Australian teachers posted on jihadist forum

JIHADISTS are encouraging attacks on Australian teachers working abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advised expatriates. DFAT on Friday night updated its terror threat advice in light of an online forum post, which urged attacks against teachers … Continue reading

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Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ – UN

UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly Isis The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on … Continue reading

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Islamic State: Militants release 25 kidnapped Kurdish schoolchildren; execute dozens of tribesmen in Iraq

Photo: Islamic State militants erect billboards in eastern Syria stating; “We will win despite the global coalition”. (Reuters: Nour Fourat) Islamic State (IS) militants have released 25 Kurdish schoolchildren who were kidnapped by fighters in northern Syria in May, a … Continue reading

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How the West buys ‘conflict antiquities’ from Iraq and Syria (and funds terror), Wealth redistribution

“Many antique collectors unwillingly support terrorists like Islamic State, ” Michel van Rijn, one of the most successful smugglers of antique artifacts in the past century, told German broadcaster Das Erste this month. And smuggling is booming in Iraq and … Continue reading

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ISIS is a scenario to destroy Russia. Black and White spies

The UN Security Council unanimously, which is a rare occasion during the recent years, adopted a resolution on the fight against terrorism. Pravda.Ru interviewed executive secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Araik Stepanyan, about old and … Continue reading

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Isis has sent a heartfelt letter of encouragement to the west. We give you the best extract

First Dog on the Moon on … Isis’s letter to the west First Dog on the Moontheguardian.com, Wednesday 24 September 2014 15.40 AES

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What we know about Tony Abbott, that is what should terrify us.

Terrifying Tony’s war on unpopularity     ‘Terrifying’ Tony Abbott is using the politics of fear to bully the Australian people into liking him and letting him to take away some of their rights and freedoms, writes Lyn Bender. With each … Continue reading

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