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Palestinian Journalist Chronicles Brutal Life of Muslim ‘Sister Wives’

29th March 2015

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

27th March 2015

Medical officials say at least 46 killed, 100 injured in suicide attacks on 2 Yemeni mosques

Palestinians Glorify Terrorist Responsible for 37 Israeli Deaths

Is the tide turning against Boko Haram?

US removes remaining personnel from Yemen

Syrian military helicopter crashes, insurgents capture crew, activists say

Afghan protesters demand justice for woman killed by mob over false Koran-burning accusations

Protests erupt after Shiite rebels seize Yemen’s third largest city

US trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

Tunisian president says hunt on for third man in museum attack

U.S. pulls out of Yemen as country sinks into anarchy

From Minneapolis to ISIS: An American’s Path to Jihad

Gunmen kill at least 13 in Afghanistan highway attack

‘Kill the Jews!': New fears stoked as drunken mob attacks London synagogue

Tsarnaev note in boat used jihadi themes, terrorism expert says

Saudi Arabia invites Iraq’s Abadi to visit in big sign of thaw

CIA Director John Brennan: ISIS Momentum in Iraq and Syria ‘Blunted’

Jihadis Seek to Cleanse Pakistan of Christians

Saudi Troops Amass Along Yemeni Border

Challenging Islam’s License to Kill

Inside the Ring: Islamic State likely to attack Italy with stolen Libyan airliners

Saudi-led forces strike rebel bases in Yemen as Iran warns of ‘dangerous step’

Obama authorizes some support for Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

US conducting airstrikes to help Iraqi forces retake Tikrit

Official: At least 3 members of ‘Taliban 5′ tried to reconnect with terror networks

President of Yemen flees by sea; Saudis begin airstrikes

Hundreds kidnapped in Nigeria: Terror group Boko Haram hold children and teachers hostage

National Guardsman, Cousin Charged With Conspiracy to Support Islamic State

Tunisia: 23 arrested in connection with deadly museum attack

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Amnesty International Alleges Palestinians Committed War Crimes

26th March 2015

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How bad must it be for Amnesty International to call out a group that isn’t Western White People?

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Look the Other Way, You Racist!

26th March 2015

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Culture-enrichers throughout the West are adept at gaming the system in their host countries. Wherever there is mass immigration into white countries, there are immigrants lined up waiting to grab government handouts, taking from their naïve hosts whatever they can get, by fraudulent means if necessary.

The following investigative report from Channel 7 in Australia reveals a perfect child care scam — perfect for the culture-enrichers, that is. Dishonest companies (run at least in part by immigrants) take massive quantities of money and pay it out to people who watch other people’s kids, while other people get paid to watch theirs. That is, all these people have well-paying full-time jobs watching each other’s kids. Furthermore, the companies that issue fraudulent qualifying “certificates” to the caregivers are the same ones that receive the government money to pay for the child care.

When exposed, the immigrants know exactly how to press the right politically correct buttons with white people: they call the TV crew “racists”.

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To Where Will Muslims Migrate After Europe Cracks Down on Immigration?

26th March 2015

Steve Sailer is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

European voters are tiring of anti-Semitic massacres by Muslim youths. The odds of a major crackdown on immigration to Europe from the Muslim world are steadily increasing, with, for example, France’s National Front getting Strange New Respect even from liberal but ethnocentric American journalists such as Jeffrey Goldberg, William Saletan, and Stephen Erlanger.

That raises the question, however: if Europe clamps down on immigration, where will the Muslim masses head next? Australia and Canada are possibilities, but the Big One is, of course, the United States of America. Will this be good for the Jews?

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Out of Yemen, U.S. Is Hobbled in Terror Fight

23rd March 2015

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Thank you, Barack Hussein Obama (um, um, um…)

Question: If Obama were actually a secret Muslim, what would he be doing differently?

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Dealing With ISIS

23rd March 2015

Francis Fukuyama has some advice for us.

The starting point for a sensible policy rests on the realization that the U.S. and other democratic countries have no reason to favor one religious sect over another in the Sunni-Shiite war.

Yup. We want them both to lose.

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The Jihadi Factory

23rd March 2015

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According to the Tunisian interior ministry and private security sources, approximately 3,000 Tunisians have joined the Syrian civil war, the overwhelming majority of them aiming to fight against President Bashar al-Assad. Soufan Group, a security consultancy firm, notes that this number is starkly disproportionate to the country’s 11 million inhabitants, and suggests that Tunisia has contributed more fighters to IS than both Saudi Arabia and Turkey. It may seem surprising that the Arab Spring’s only democratic success story has produced so many extremists. In fact, the country’s shaky democratic transition may itself be a primary cause. Lacking the heavy-handed security apparatus of an authoritarian state, but not yet strong or prosperous enough to offer its citizens a better life, Tunisia has become fertile territory for extremist recruiters — as demonstrated by this week’s bloody terrorist attack in the center of Tunis, for which IS has claimed responsibility.

Gee, that ‘Arab Spring’ really turned out great. Wonder what Obama’s next magical trick will be.

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Islam Bulldozes the Past

22nd March 2015

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The recent bulldozing by the Islamic State (ISIS) of the ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra, and Korsabad, three of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural sites, is just this group latest round of assaults across the large area under its control. Since January 2014, the flamboyantly barbaric ISIS has blown up Shi’i mosques, bulldozed churches, pulverized shrines, and plundered museums.

Worse, the ISIS record fits into an old and common pattern of destruction of historical artifacts by Muslims.

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Tunisian Took Break From Travel Agent Job to Shoot Tourists

21st March 2015

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Shortly before he and a friend gunned down 20 foreign tourists at Tunisia’s Bardo museum, Yassine al-Abidi sat down to a breakfast of olive oil and dates with his family and left for work at his travel agency as usual.

His relatives, mourning his death in a hail of police bullets in the midst of the attack, said they could not understand how a lively, popular young man with a taste for the latest imported clothes could have done such a thing.

Well, he was Muslim. Jihad is what Muslim’s do. It’s in the Koran.

They said he was typical of the young men of Tunis’ Omrane Superieur suburb. He graduated in French, held down a job and showed no sign of the hardline Islamist ideology that would drive him to commit the worst militant attack in a decade.

Which goes to show that there’s no way to tell a ‘moderate’ Muslim from a ‘militant’ Muslim until he starts killing people. Now, what lesson can we draw from that? Hm?


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The Islamization of South America

20th March 2015

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Islam has made serious inroads into South America. Hezbollah is know to be active there, particularly in the Tri-Border Area, and Venezuela has been working with Iran for decades. Narco-terrorists and Marxist groups in the region reportedly cooperate with Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror outfits to help smuggle pseudo-Latino operatives across the border between Mexico and the United States.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

20th March 2015

Iraq militia leader hails Iran’s ‘unconditional’ support, slams US for broken promises

ISIS Demands a Harsh Tax to Leave Town

IS group tightens its grip on Mosul residents

Pakistani brothers plead guilty to New York terror plot

Iraqi Kurds say ISIS used chemical weapons against troops

14 dead in twin blasts outside Pakistan church, officials say

Turkey arrests 3 British male teens believed to be on their way to Syria

ISIS’ dark agenda: Terror group’s tweets show more destruction of sacred Christian sites

Official: ISIS attacks Libyan hospital, kidnaps — then frees — 20 foreigners

U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Attempting to Support Islamic State

Lawyer for doctor who helped CIA hunt bin Laden shot dead

Gunman Believed to Be Behind 2 Copenhagen Attacks Is Fatally Shot, Police Say

Copenhagen gunman had gang background, criminal record, police say

Tunisia Museum Death Toll Climbs to 22

Tunisia president says country ‘in a war with terror’ after Tunis museum massacre kills 19

Heroine from hell: Palestinians honor mass killer with monument

Al Shabaab leader killed in US drone strike

Evidence suggests Syria shot down US drone, military source says

Skilled gunsmith helps Kurds turn ISIS’ guns on terrorists

US-led coalition airstrike destroys ISIS drone

Several victims of Tunisia attack were cruise ship passengers

Nigerian president vows to retake seized lands from Boko Haram within month

Medieval Fantasies? Islamic State Pursues Apocalyptic Logic

Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says ‘for Allah’ on it?

Tunisia Arrests 9 in Deadly Museum Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility

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Barbarism at the Bardo

20th March 2015

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The terrorist attack at Tunis’ Bardo museum (one of the world’s great museums) which killed 20 foreign tourists, is not just a blow to Tunisia’s political stability, but also a strike against its economy.

Though the government has been downplaying the role of organized Islamist radicals in the attack, a new group calling itself the Uqba ibn Nafi Battalion posted a video online which seemed to betray a detailed knowledge of how the attack took place. Praising the strike (while not yet taking full responsibility for it), the group went on to outline a strategy aimed specifically at foreigners….

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Meet Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric. Like ISIS, He Also Thinks Churches Should Be Destroyed

18th March 2015

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Take a look at this guy, and take a look at Pope Francis, and pick whose God you would rather follow.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

13th March 2015

Palestinian Slams Car into Israelis on Purim Holiday, PLO Encourages More Attacks

31 suspected criminals kidnapped in Iraq, officials say

5 dead in Mali restaurant attack

Mediterranean under threat from Somali-style piracy from fighters loyal to Islamic State

BEWARE: Bogus Muslim charities ‘collecting money to fund terrorism of Islamic State’

2 Australian teens stopped from joining ISIS at airport

Turkey’s Free Speech Impediment

Heartbreaking Times for Syrian Kurdish Refugees

Troops from Chad, Niger cross into Nigeria to battle Boko Haram

IS destroying another ancient archaeological site in Iraq

ISIS on the run increases security risk for wider Middle East, experts say

Grim new ISIS video appears to show child executing alleged Mossad spy

Chinese authorities say Muslim Uighurs have joined ISIS

ISIS assault on civilization targets relics once saved from looters  I guess it didn’t work, huh.

Iraqi Army Cements Hold on Tikrit, but Islamic State Sends a Message

Muslim college co-founded by anti-Israel firebrand receives accreditation

ISIS accepts Boko Haram’s allegiance pledge

US-trained Iraqi units facing investigation over alleged ISIS-like atrocities

Rasmieh Odeh Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison, Then Deportation to Jordan

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Apostasy in Saudi Arabia and Utah

12th March 2015

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On March 3, 2015, Religion News Service online carried two stories next to each other, both dealing with judicial measures against apostasy, though under greatly different circumstances. Dictionary definitions of apostasy (from the Greek apostasis/”departure” or “defection”) differ depending on cultural context, but there is a simple meaning, very close to how the term is used in the vernacular today: an abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political faith to which an individual is supposed to adhere. In the first RNS  story the judicial process was initiated by an Islamic court in Saudi Arabia, in the second story by the authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as Mormons), whose headquarters are in Utah. The urge to connect these two dots is irresistible (at least to me).

Hint: Mormons don’t kill people for apostasy.

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Death to the Infidels. Radical Islam’s War Against the Jews

10th March 2015

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Bard’s latest book is a well-written overview of the history of the Middle East, Islam, and the Jews since the early twentieth century. The author chooses this beginning point largely because it roughly coincides with the reemergence of a flourishing Jewish presence in the Middle East. The work also covers the creation of current Arab states by European powers as well as conflicts within the Muslim world, especially, though not exclusively, the Sunni-Shiite rivalry. Bard includes secular anti-Semitic terror groups in his study and reminds us of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s terror activities since the late 1960s.

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‘There is no limit to their depravity’ Islamic State FEED Mother Her Own SON

7th March 2015

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The famished Kurdish mother had gone to plead with the jihadists to release her son.

Cruel militants delayed talks with the elderly mum – feeding her a meal made with the corpse of her offspring while she waited.

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Ohio Terrorism Suspect Wanted to Shoot Obama in Head

7th March 2015

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A man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol said in an interview with an Ohio television station if he hadn’t been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Obama in the head.

There’s a lot of that going around.

Christopher Lee Cornell called into WXIX-TV in Cincinnati from a Kentucky jail and confessed to being a supporter of the Islamic State terror group and said he planned to kill government officials in retaliation for U.S. strikes on ISIS.

Guess he doesn’t understand that Islam Is A Religion Of Peace. Wonder how these rumors get started?

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Looking Over Her Shoulder and Lying About Everything

6th March 2015

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25-year-old Haifa lives two lives. One as a Muslim and one as an atheist. She no longer believes in God, but does not dare to leave Islam. This is why she leads a double life, one where she lies about where she is and who she’s with. She tells her story in the hope that someday it will cease to be a taboo to leave Islam.

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Nimrud: Outcry as IS bulldozers Attack Ancient Iraq Site

6th March 2015

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

And I’ll just be that OUTCRY had a deterrent effect.

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Thought for the Day

6th March 2015

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What Obama Can Learn about Radical Islam from New Saudi King

6th March 2015

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But won’t.

Following the death of Saudi King Abdullah at the end of January, and the succession of his half-brother, now King Salman, 79, many observers of the desert monarchy have speculated on its future.

Almost immediately, King Salman has commenced an effort to clear the air regarding Islamist ideology and its association with terrorism. That’s rather unlike President Obama. While he and some other Western leaders claim they are combating radical Islam, they habitually refuse to call it by its correct name. Instead, they employ euphemisms.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

6th March 2015

‘Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over ‘Islamist’ extremism

Muslim teacher denies influencing 6 Canada teens to travel to Syria to join ISIS

Onward Christian soldiers: US filmmaker, self-styled revolutionary trains faithful to fight ISIS

Holder says US ‘working on’ how to capture or kill ‘Jihadi John’

Series of bombings kill 19 in Iraq

Iraqi forces reportedly begin attack to recapture Tikrit from ISIS

US rethinking plan to retake Mosul from ISIS

Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

Man on most-wanted terror list detained in Somalia, official says

Famed coroner says homicide possible in death of US defense contractor killed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes may now face death penalty

Muslim Brotherhood Condemns Egypt Court Declaring Hamas A Terrorist Group, Calls for Destruction of Israel

ISIS supporters send death threats to Twitter staff, co-founder Jack Dorsey

Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages

Dangers of the Turkish Bizarre

Federal Jury Finds Abid Naseer Guilty of Conspiring with al Qaeda

Quds force leader, commanding Iraqi forces against ISIS, alarms Washington

Defense secretary takes issue with 3-year timeline in Obama’s ISIS plan

Iraqi forces reportedly capture villages, oil fields around ISIS-held Tikrit

Facebook posts about work frustrations land Florida man in UAE prison

Northern Virginia teen reportedly accused of helping man join ISIS

Suspicions of Turkey, Hamas alliance stoke fears in Israel

Foreign Fighters Pouring into ISIS, Libya Edition

The U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy’s True Cost

Muslim Men Who Join ISIS ‘Attracted by the Entire Sexual Slaves Fantasy’

ISIS burns oil wells as Iraq troops push toward outskirts of Tikrit

Yemeni boys reportedly reenact ISIS burning death of Jordanian pilot

Nusra Front commander killed in airstrike, group says

7 injured, including 6 female soliders, in Jerusalem car-ramming attack, police say

Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 people

Libya declares force majeure on oil fields in central region

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The Jihad Transformation

6th March 2015

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Back then Bolton was still largely without cultural enrichment. The Pakis, as they were commonly known in the age before PC, had begun their incursions into Bradford and its suburbs, but most of the old industrial towns in the region were still largely inhabited by the English, with some outlanders from Wales and Ireland. Yet in 2014, not only was there a chemistry teacher by the name of Jamshed Javeed at Sharples High School in Bolton, but his life’s dream was to travel to Syria and wage jihad in the way of Allah for the Islamic State.

The before-and-after photos above show Mr. Javeed’s jihad transformation, from a clean-cut reputable young man with a responsible job into a disheveled and hirsute mujahid. Kind of like a hippie in the old days, but without as much emphasis on peace ’n’ love.

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Saudis Ask for Pakistani Troops

5th March 2015

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Saudi Arabia has requested an as-of-yet unspecified number of troops from Pakistan to assist it in securing the Kingdom, raising the prospect that the leading Gulf state might, in fear of Iran’s growing conventional and nuclear threat, turn to its nuclear-armed, Sunni ally with the big army for help.

Now there’s a scary thought….

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School for Jihad in Quebec

3rd March 2015

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Adil Charkaoui is a culture-enriching “Canadian” who has managed to get himself in a spot of bother with the Quebec authorities. He says they are being unfair to him with their accusations that his Arabic schools promote violent extremism.

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The Swedish Way of Life

2nd March 2015

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Sweden’s resettlement assistants are supposed to help immigrants learn the language, assist them in filling out paperwork, and generally help them fit into Swedish society. But the government says many of them instead were recruiting people to fight alongside terrorist groups such as ISIS. It has disbanded the entire network of resettlement assistants.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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“Religion and Politics Go Hand in Hand in Islam”

1st March 2015

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Mullah Krekar (original name: Najmeddine Faraj Ahmad) is a Kurd who moved from Iraq to Norway in 1991. We’ve been following Mr. Krekar’s antics for the past eight years, and he was mau-mauing his Norwegian hosts well before we started watching him. He’s engaged in incitement, threatened prominent people, been arrested, and sent to prison (for five years, starting in 2012, but they let him out early). He’s not a Norwegian citizen, yet the Norwegian government has managed not to chuck him out for all those years — if I recall correctly, human rights law prevents his deportation.

The mullah is kind of a Norwegian Anjem Choudary — only less of a buffoon; more serious and menacing. He got himself in trouble again the other day, thanks to the interview shown below. He’s now been arrested for praising the Charlie Hebdo terrorists. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that Mr. Krekar “exhibited ‘extreme attitudes’ that aren’t shared by the majority of Muslims.”

Pay close attention to what he says in this interview. You’ll notice that in his explanation of Islamic theology and legal practice, he sounds exactly like Maj. Steve Coughlin, Robert Spencer, Dr. Bill Warner, and Dr. Andrew Bostom — except, of course, that Mullah Krekar is on the opposite side.

One more thing — he’s lived in Norway for twenty-four years, yet he responds to his interviewer in Arabic.


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The Open Jihad

28th February 2015

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Over the past couple of weeks, the open jihad has taken ground in Libya, Nigeria, Syria, and Iraq.  It’s ongoing success is due to innovations developed by a large and growing number of contributing groups.  Groups like:

  • ISIS affiliated forces in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Yemen to
  • Boko Haram in Nigeria to
  • ISIS and AQ affiliated terrorist groups  inside Saudi Arabia, UK, Egypt, etc.

Open jihad evolves (gets better) through massively parallel co-development.  All of the groups in the open jihad, no matter how small (even down to individuals), can contribute.  They do this by:

  1. tinkering with tactics, strategies, and technologies that can be used to advance the open jihad.
  2. testing the efficacy of these innovations by using them against the enemy. In other words, throwing them against the wall to see what sticks.
  3. copying the innovations that work.

The groups in the open jihad can communicate successful innovations without even using the forms of communication we pay the NSA tens of billions a year to spy on.   Instead, they communicate successful innovation through a process called stigmergy (which we do surprisingly little to analyze).  I first wrote about stigmergy back in 2004.  That earlier description is still valid today.

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Egypt Declares Hamas a Terrorist Organization

28th February 2015

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Pretty cold when Egypt declares you a terrorist organization.

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Empowering Jihad: The Deadly Myth of a ‘Root Cause’

27th February 2015

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Reports that “Jihadi John,” the British-accented narrator of ISIS snuff videos, is Mohammed Emwazi — an educated young man from a middle-class background — ought to put the final stake in the pretense that poverty and a lack of education and opportunity fuel Islamist hate.

This mistaken idea seems to be Obama administration policy.

If there’s a mistake available to be made, the Obama administration will make it.

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The Trouble With Entropy

27th February 2015

Richard Fernandez collates recent Religion of Peace news and explains what it signifies.

These events may mystify those who believe the anger of those who president Obama described as ‘having nothing to do with Islam’ is solely directed at Crusaders.  Who think that the events of the last decade are simply payback for Andalusia or the lost mosques which Columbus found on arriving in the New World.

For contrary to the narrative, events in Paris, Denmark, Mosul, Bangladesh and elsewhere suggest that “they” — whoever “they” may be — aren’t coming for Bible-clinging, gun-toting Christians at all.  In fact they may rather avoid them.  On the contrary they are coming for newsmen, writers, artists, atheists, “free thinkers”, etc.

Well they might ask themselves why this turnabout has taken place. Why didn’t ticking the right boxes, supporting the multicultural agenda and voting for all the most progressive candidates on the ballot not give them some measure of immunity from attacks?  The standard theory, as exemplified in a Washington Post article, is that some undiscovered White Man’s sin, lying unnoticed in the bosom of the sincere progressive, has not yet been expiated.   Speaking of the recent identification of Jihadi John as a Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi, the Washington Post article quotes a source characterizing “the ‘gentle, kind’ Jihadi John [as] a ‘beautiful young man’”

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

27th February 2015

Suicide attack targets Somali officials in hotel, kills 10 people

Norway’s Muslims Organize to Protect Jews  (Sometimes good things happen. When they do, we report them.)

Pro-Islamic State Militants Seize Libyan University  (And when they don’t, we report that too.)

ISIS name giving terror license to loose, growing network of offshoots

3 runaway British schoolgirls may be headed to Syria

Former Yemen president flees capital after rebels let him go

French minister asks social media giants to remove terrorist propaganda

45 dead in eastern Libya bombings, Islamic extremists claim responsibility

25 killed in al-Shabab attack in Somali capital

Hundreds attend ‘private’ funeral for Copenhagen shooter

Lone wolf? Hundreds with faces masked attend funeral of alleged Copenhagen shooter

Would-be ISIS fighters slipping through Europe’s dragnet, presenting security challenge

Homeland Secretary Johnson suggests term ‘violent extremism’ used at behest of Muslim leaders

Australia to tighten immigration laws, crack down on radical groups

Saudi men reportedly detained for dancing at birthday party

Jerusalem mayor, bodyguard apprehend Palestinian who stabbed Israeli near City Hall

Attacks kills 19 people in Iraq

The Security Bazaar: Business Interests and Islamist Power in Civil War Somalia

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority Liable for Intifada Terror

Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

US jury: Palestinian authorities liable for Israeli terror attacks, $218.5M in damages awarded

Marine who vanished in Iraq in 2004 found guilty of desertion, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier

Iran pursuing nukes in underground complex despite talks with West, dissident group claims

American missionary kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people

Number of Christians kidnapped in ISIS offensive up to 220, Syria monitoring groups say

Kurdish, Christian forces battle ISIS as fate of 150 reported hostages unclear

Iran hangs Obama in effigy even as it negotiates nuclear deal with US

Former Miss Turkey faces prison for ‘insulting’ country’s president

Turkish soldier killed in Kabul suicide attack

3 arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to support ISIS

Brooklyn men accused of plot to join ISIS wanted to ‘strike fear in the hearts of infidels’

3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone over Paris

U.N. officials fear an attack on Mosul will displace 1.5 million people

Islamic State: Fears grow for abducted Syrian Christians

West Bank mosque torched by suspected Israeli extremists

Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria: army

Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa

Islamic State video shows militants smashing ancient artifacts in Iraq

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US Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

27th February 2015

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A U.S. blogger in Bangladesh known for his prominent stance against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death by unidentified attackers in the country’s capital Thursday night, police said.

Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed were attacked late Thursday night in Dhaka as they were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed was seriously hurt in the attack.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

More here. And here.

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“This Generation Will Be the One That Conquers Rome”

26th February 2015

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(Although why they would want it is anybody’s guess.)

The following propaganda video was recently released by the Islamic State. YouTube quickly pulled the original, but Vlad saved a copy so that ritamalik could translate it and he could subtitle it. We’ve uploaded the final product to LiveLeak so that it will be more likely to be available for a while. It merits close scrutiny by anyone who wants to understand the Koranic and scriptural basis of the Islamic State.

News of a video about the training camp for ISIS “cubs” made the headlines a couple of days ago, but not many people were able to watch it before it disappeared from the Web. Some countries are in the process of criminalizing the possession of videos produced by the Islamic State, even the non-violent ones (I’m not sure whether any laws have actually been passed). But what better way is there to understand the threat doctrine of the enemy than to view the propaganda he releases to his own people?

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Research on the Islamic State

26th February 2015

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Just in case you have any interest in the people who want to kill us and our families.

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A Quarter of British Muslims Sympathize with Paris Attack Terrorists

26th February 2015

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More than a quarter of British Muslims sympathize with the terrorists who committed the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris last month, according to a new ComRes poll conducted for the BBC. These findings indicate that a substantial minority of Muslims in Britain approve of murder against individuals deemed to have insulted the Prophet Mohammed.

Roughly 27 percent of the respondents said that they have “some sympathy for the motives behind the attacks” while 32 percent said that they were not surprised by the terrorist attacks.

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When Islamic State Starts Hitting Ships

26th February 2015

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The slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by Islamic State militants on Feb. 15 took place on the Libyan shore of the Mediterranean. Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan recently told the Times of London that unless order is restored in his country, ISIS will secure territory on Libya’s Mediterranean coast within two months. This would increase its potential for attacks in Italy, Greece and elsewhere in Europe. An October ISIS publication pictured St. Peter’s Square under a black flag, and ISIS’s sentiments about Christians are clear.

Greater ISIS access to the Mediterranean would be deeply troubling to the region and a large strategic advance for the terrorist group. ISIS’s prospects for significant naval power are remote. But small boats, fishing vessels, smugglers, and merchant craft that carry concealed weapons could hijack, sink, or rake commercial shipping including cruise liners in the central Mediterranean. This would divide the eastern part of the inland sea from its west and expose Europe’s southern littoral to attacks and kidnappings.

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Activists Report Dozens of Assyrian Christians Kidnapped by ISIS

26th February 2015

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Islamic State militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning several small villages in northeast Syria, an activist group and relatives said Tuesday.

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ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul

25th February 2015

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While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned. – See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/23/ISIS-Burns-8000-Rare-Books-and-Manuscripts-Mosul#sthash.ULmFkjym.dpuf

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Newspaper in India Pays a Price for Reprinting a Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

24th February 2015

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All the employees of the daily newspaper, Avadhnama, were dismissed in the days after Jan. 17, when it published a 2006 cover from Charlie Hebdo showing Muhammad weeping. That image was part of the newspaper’s coverage of the aftermath of the deadly assault on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices on Jan. 7 by Islamist militants, who said they were avenging Muslims offended by the French newspaper’s cartoons.

Ms. Dalvi was arrested on Jan. 28. She has been out on bail, but is in hiding because of threats against her.

At the urging of Urdu Patrakar Sangh, an association of Urdu-language journalists in Mumbai, five police complaints against Ms. Dalvi were filed from precincts across the city on the day her newspaper published the cartoon.

“You are free to write anything in our country, but you are not free to hurt religious sentiments,” said Nusrat Ali, a reporter with an Urdu weekly who was among those filing the complaints.

In other words, you are not free to write anything in their country.

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Is the Era of Euphemism in Washington Beginning to End?

24th February 2015

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In years to come we may look back on the past week as the beginning of the end of an era of euphemism in American political history. It may be ending because the gap between the language of the government of the United States and the reality of Islamist inspired terror and barbarism has become an abyss. For two decades, various academics and political figures have warned us against committing the sins of Orientalism and then Islamophobia. Yet now millions of people see with their own eyes on television and computer screens that the sins of our error are being committed in the name of a fanaticism born of Islamist ideology. This fact is now so obvious that denying it leads officials into embarrassing linguistic acrobatics that finally make them objects of ridicule. Simply put, the past strategies of avoidance and deflection have ceased to convince because they are being contradicted by facts available to millions.

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Suicide Bombing by Young Female Kills Six in Nigerian Market

23rd February 2015

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A suicide bomber described by witnesses as a young female detonated at a market checkpoint in Nigeria on Sunday, killing herself and five other people.


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When Saudi-backed Terrorists Come Home to Roost

23rd February 2015

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In a move reminiscent of ancient history, Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall”—a combined fence and ditch—to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq.

The irony here is that those Muslims that Saudi Arabia is trying to keep out are the very same Muslims most nurtured and influenced by a Saudi — or “Wahhabi,” or “Salafi” — worldview.

Put differently, Saudi Arabia is again appreciating how jihad is a volatile instrument of war that can easily backfire on those who support it. “Holy war” is hardly limited to fighting and subjugating “infidels” — whether the West in general, Israel in particular, or the millions of non-Muslim minorities under Islam — but also justifies fighting “apostates,” that is, Muslims accused of not being Islamic enough.

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Terrorist Threat to Mall of America

22nd February 2015

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Al-Shabab, the Somalian terrorist group loosely affiliated with al Qaeda, carried out an attack on a shopping mall in Kenya in 2013. Al-Shabab has now released a video that urges its followers in North America and the United Kingdom to execute similar terrorist attacks, including a specific call for an attack on the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The mall bans guns, so that rules out the most obvious precaution that shoppers could take.

And so are complicit in their own destruction. I won’t go so far as to say that they deserve it, but Own Damned Fault about covers it.

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The Faithless Men

21st February 2015

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Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, the man who attacked a cafe and a synagogue in Copenhagen. Estimates put the crowd attending who attended his funeral at from 600-700 — this, in Denmark. Many were masked and flashed the ISIS salute. “Up to half of the attendees, who were all men, had masked their faces with jackets or scarves. More directed their index fingers toward the sky, while others beat their chests with a clenched fist.”

It is hard to square the sight of that funeral, with its open defiance, symbolisms and militancy, with the media narrative — a line which the president has sought to advance – that people like the Denmark shooter are crazy. That they are “Lone Wolves”; disturbed individuals and  marginalized persons who belong to no larger community of belief.

They cannot bring themselves to admit that Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was in his own way a sincere adherent of a cause because they would have to admit the cause. Instead the public is encouraged to denigrate him and those like him as lunatics. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Denmark shooter fought against overwhelming odds and tied up a European capital city for hours.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

20th February 2015

ISIS on the march in Iraq; al Qaeda on the march in Yemen

Prison for a tweet: Turkish journalist faces prison for post about corruption scandal

Islamic State attack on U.S. base in Iraq fails

2 men arrested on suspicion of aiding Copenhagen attacks suspect

UN Security Council OKs resolution against Yemen rebels (as if that ever works)

Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded

ISIS might be harvesting organs, Iraq tells UN

Jewish journalist gets hate on videotape as he strolls streets of Paris

Michigan man asked victims if they were Muslim before stabbing them

U.S. military to help equip Africa for fight against Boko Haram

White House resists calls to focus on Islamist terrorism at three-day extremism summit (Nothing to see here … move along, move along….)

Hezbollah admits it is fighting Islamic State

Exclusive: CIA and Mossad are behind Boko Haram and ISIL, says Sudan president

ISIS atrocity in Libya demonstrates its growing reach in North Africa

Family of Austin Tice, last known US hostage in Syria, fights to keep hope alive

US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Condemns ISIS Beheading of Christians

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Praying for Omar

20th February 2015

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The spot on Svanevej in Copenhagen where police shot Omar el-Hussein to death last Sunday morning has become a place of pilgrimage for “Danish” Muslims. “Youths” from the surrounding area have vowed to return to the spot every Friday and pray for their departed comrade.

Omar el-Hussein was the guy who shot up a cultural center and synagogue in Copenhagen, in case you haven’t been following the news.

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Top Iranian Nuke Negotiator Ordered to Stop Screaming at Kerry

20th February 2015

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Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the United States has been ordered by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader to stop shouting and yelling at Secretary of State John Kerry during negotiating sessions.

I don’t see why — whenever I see John Kerry, I get an overwhelming urge to shout and yell at him. Seems perfectly natural.

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