TEL AVIV – Russia delivered to the Obama administration a list of the names of al-Qaida members among the Syrian rebels, who are receiving arms shipments coordinated by the U.S., according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The list, the officials added, demonstrates the U.S. is failing to vet the rebels being supported by the West for ties to al-Qaida and other jihad groups.
The information comes amid scores of news media [...]
Barack Obama is called a pure Communist by the Russian Press and many in Russia are making that statement. Maybe that is why the Boston Bombers could get away with what they did. It seems that Russia knew that the older brother was one to watch and they informed our intelligence community of it, yet the FBI once again failed because they “did not want to inflame people with Jihad [...]
The controversial imam of a prominent mosque in Arlington, Va., has urged immigrant Muslims in the United States to wage war for Islam.
“The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?” Shaker Elsayed told a crowd of Ethiopian Muslims during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/26/us-imam-calls-on-muslims-in-us-to-wage-jihad/#ixzz2RJqr0EfW
December 17, 2012
The White House released a required report on its anti-jihad operations Friday, showing the administration is holding 166 suspected terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, despite President Barack Obama’s 2008 promise to close the facility permanently.
“Combat-equipped forces … conduct secure detention operations for the approximately 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay under Public Law 107-40 and consistent with principles of the law of war,” said [...]
December 17, 2012
An Alabama man accused of plotting to wage violent jihad in a foreign country was prepared to kill Americans if the situation arose, an FBI agent testified.
Based on the testimony and other factors, U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine “Kit” Nelson ordered Randy “Rasheed” Wilson held in jail pending trial. She rejected defense arguments that the prosecution case amounts to little more than loose talk among young men who had [...]
Islamist leader to Al-Arabiya: We will declare jihad if anyone infringes on Morsi’s legitimacy.
An Islamist politician on AlArabiya just said they are ready to declare Jihad to defend Morsi! Yes Jihad, you read it right.
Islamist sources in #Egypt say they will declare a Jihad in the country if #Morsi legitimacy is attacked and compromised.
Video: As President Morsi motorcade leaves Palace, protesters chant “Leave!”
An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.
Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”
“All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such [...]
The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi emanated, called on Thursday for a jihad (holy war) to liberate Jerusalem from Israeli rule.
“Jerusalem is Islamic … and nobody is entitled to make concessions” on the Holy City, said Sheikh Mohammed Badie in his weekly message to supporters.
“The jihad for the recovery of Jerusalem is a duty for all Muslims,” Sheikh Mohammed Badie said, stressing that [...]
CHICAGO — An Illinois lawmaker wants to implement a so-called “violence tax” on guns and ammunition sold in Chicago and surrounding areas, hoping it will curb crime.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle created a budget to be introduced Oct. 18 that includes the tax, which is of an unspecified amount, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
That’s a super good idea, but I have a few additional equally good ideas to flood [...]
The Free Syrian Army announces the start of the ‘battle of determination’ in the Syrian city of Aleppo
FSA Commander in Aleppo
Syrian military texts “game over” to rebels, urge them to surrender:
Several thousand Syrian rebels on Thursday afternoon launched what they said would be a decisive battle for control of the strategic northern city of Aleppo.
“Tonight, Aleppo will be ours or we will be defeated,” Abu Furat, a rebel commander, told [...]
Brisbane Times: A mob of Indonesian Islamists waving jihad flags attacked the US embassy yesterday, throwing rocks and bricks, but they were repelled by tear gas and riot police. About 500 people from a number of radical groups were protesting against the movie The Innocence of Muslims by calling for the arrest and death penalty for the movie’s director Sam Bacile and the Florida preacher Terry Jones who had planned to [...]
Interactive Map of Muslim Uprising:
Foreign news media are now reporting that the U.S. government had a full 48 hours’ warning that our missions in the Middle East, and perhaps specifically the one in Libya, were likely to face some kind of attack on Sept. 11.
Yet they were left virtually naked from a security standpoint.
If these reports prove true, this is an inexcusable dereliction of responsibility by this administration and someone [...]
President Barack Obama said any discovery that Syria’s chemicals or biological weapons are being moved or used may shift his position of not ordering U.S. military engagement in that nation’s upheaval “at this point.”
“A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” the president told reporters yesterday in a news conference at the White House. “That would change my calculus.”
Obama said [...]
CAIRO — It is the sort of image that has become a staple of the Syrian revolution, a video of masked men calling themselves the Free Syrian Army and brandishing AK-47s — with one unsettling difference. In the background hang two flags of Al Qaeda, white Arabic writing on a black field.
“We are now forming suicide cells to make jihad in the name of God,” said a speaker in the video using the [...]
July 24, 2012
The Syrian regime threatened to use chemical and biological weapons in the case of an external attack yesterday, in what appeared to be a chilling warning to Western and Arab nations pushing for intervention in the country’s bloody civil war.
The comments by a foreign ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, were the first public admission by the Syrian government that it possesses such weapons of mass destruction. Mr Makdissi [...]
Syria has publicly admitted for the first time that it possesses chemical and biological weapons, adding to international concern that its stocks could fall into the hands of militant groups as the country’s civil war intensifies.
As fierce fighting continued on Monday in Damascus and Aleppo, a foreign ministry representative, told a press conference that “any chemical or bacterial weapon will never be used – and I repeat will never be [...]
By Emma Hurd, Middle East Correspondent
The US has warned Syria not to even consider using chemical weapons after the regime suggested its arsenal might be employed against “external aggression”.
It is the first time that the Syrian government has openly admitted possessing unconventional weapons.
Foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi told a news conference in Damascus that they would not be used against Syrians but said they could be used in the case [...]
Link to live feed: http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/7044.htm
The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein’s air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.
The pilots told Mr. Sada that two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, Mr. Sada said. Then Special Republican Guard brigades loaded [...]
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi stressed, however, that Damascus would not use its unconventional arms against its own citizens. The announcement comes as Syria faces international isolation, a tenacious rebellion that has left at least 19,000 people dead [...]
Hearing roads are blocked to Midan and electricity / communications cut.
Just got this video showing heavy smoke coming from the area.
Will post updates
FSA Disarms a Car Bomb parked next to a Mosque
BREAKING: Calls to donate blood ASAP to the people of Midan area in central Damascus due to big number of injuries.
Syria conflict: Reports of heavy fighting in Damascus
The Syrian capital Damascus has seen some of the heaviest fighting of [...]
Breaking from Al Arabiya
More than 220 people have been killed by the Syrian forces in a new massacre in ak-Tremsa in Hama: activists
Activists: A clear attack by Alawite villages surrounding Treimseh, what has happened is an attack to wipe out the Sunni areas
The bodies are being recovered from Asi river now :’( around 150 counted collected in Treimseh mosque according to activists
Over 122 executed mainly with knives in Treimseh. Many [...]
The UN and Arab League’s envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has said he has held “constructive and candid” talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
Mr Annan admitted on Saturday that the international community’s efforts to find a political solution to the escalating violence had not succeeded.
A ceasefire was supposed to begin in mid-April as part of his peace plan.
Mr Assad earlier said the main obstacle was foreign countries giving [...]
June 16, 2012
It wasn’t long after he met the man called Shareef that Khalifa Al-Akili began to sense he was being set up. Within days of their seemingly chance meeting, Shareef was offering to drive Akili, a 34-year-old Muslim living in East Liberty, Pennsylvania, to the local mosque for prayers. Shareef told Akili he was “all about fighting” and “had a lot of resources at his disposal.” But when [...]
The Department of Homelands security is warning that terrorists are planning large-scale wildfires attacks near densely populated areas across the country.
June 14, 2012
An image from the most recent issue of Inspire magazine, which is reportedly produced by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Several articles in the magazine advocate the use of wildfires as a terrorist tactic.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and fusion centers around the [...]
By RANDY KREIDER
May 2, 2012
The men who launched al Qaeda’s English-language magazine may have died in a U.S. missile strike last fall, but “Inspire” magazine lives on without them — and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs.
Two new issues of “Inspire” magazine have surfaced on jihadi [...]
In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, “is now certain” to elect “an Islamist” as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls.
But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently.
“The war on terror is [...]
By Msnbc.com and wire services
Thousands of people took to the streets in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday to protest the killing of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier, burning an effigy of Barack Obama and calling for the killer to be tried in Afghanistan.
Demonstrators in the city of Jalalabad chanted “Death to America — Death to Obama” and blocked the main highway to Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported.
“Jihad (holy war) is [...]
Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
March 5, 2012
If not getting enough attention in your life is a problem, there’s one surefire way to get the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to notice you: Use any of its proscribed watch words on social media sites.
According to a DHS document, the agency is maintaining a lengthy list of “Items of Interest”—in other words, words. The words are categorized by subject, such as those falling under [...]
By JOSH GERSTEIN |
1/21/12 5:30 PM EST
At Thursday night’s debate in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich painted himself as a friend of a free and open Internet, but in the past he’s talked up pretty radical proposals to curtail free speech online.
The question Thursday was about the Stop Online Piracy Act, legislation that has the support of the entertainment industry and powerful members of the House and Senate, but is now on life support after running into a [...]
Let’s look at it from the perspective of a leader speaking on behalf on Libya… as reported by the Huffington Post of the UK.
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the prime minister of Libya’s interim National Transitional Council:
1) Libya will be a modern, democratic state founded on “moderate Islam.”
2) Joined in Martyr’s Square by several dozen revolutionary leaders, and backed by a firework display, Jalil told the thousands of flag-waving supporters that Libya [...]
Gingrich: Republicans Will Have A Hard Time Saying No To Extending Payroll Tax Cut
Brian Beutler | August 16, 2011, 11:41AM
GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Republicans are going to have a hard time blocking an extension of the payroll tax holiday.
TPM SLIDESHOW: Meet the 2012 GOPers: Newt Gingrich
“I think it’s very hard not to keep the payroll tax cut in this economy,” Gingrich said in a presentation at [...]