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Monday, May 23, 2016

ISIS Suicide Attack Kills 80 in Syria, Iraqi Forces Heading Back to Fallujah


Multiple blasts in Syrian pro-government cities Monday morning have killed 80 and injured over 200 others.  This news comes just hours after Iraqi coalition forces launched an offensive into Fallujah, Iraq to retake the pivotal city from ISIS.

The morning attacks in the cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting pro-government civilians.

In all, seven explosions carried out simultaneously in both locations, six included suicide bombings and two were carried out by car bombs.

Coincidentally, earlier on Monday morning, it was announced that the United States will commence air-support for an attacking Iraqi coalition aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah.

The commander of the Fallujah operation, Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, could not say how long the offensive would take, citing terrain and the number of civilians in the city.  This is not the first time that the Iraqi leadership has used terrain as a potential excuse for their hardships. Last month, in an attempt to retake the ISIS capital of Mosul, the Iraqis commenced a full retreat and blamed the harsh terrain.

The confusion in the Middle East continues to mount as the game of musical chairs takes another turn.  When one city is retaken, another falls.  American lives and trillions of U.S. tax dollars continue to be spent on a war with no end.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Obama J.V Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Shiite Bombings in Baghdad That Killed 69

A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials said – the latest in deadly militant attacks far from the front lines in the country’s north and west where Iraqi forces are battling the Islamic State group.
In an online statement, IS claimed responsibility only for the deadliest bombing of the day, which took place in Baghdad’s northeastern Shaab neighborhood and where at least 34 people were killed and 75 others were wounded.

Obama J.V Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Shiite Bombings in Baghdad That Killed 69

Sunday, May 15, 2016

American Homegrown 'Violent Extremists' All Linked to Islamists

Map showing violent extremists in the U.S. from the recent report by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Amid the unprecedented rise in foiled terrorist attacks in the United States, a recent report found at least 75 “homegrown violent extremists” were operating across the U.S. in 2015. Of those extremists, nearly half tried to travel overseas – presumably to join terror groups – but only four percent succeeded.
Close to one third were found to be plotting terrorist attacks in the United States and were caught either before or after executing the attack.

Figures issued by New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness show that 65 of these extremist were affiliated with the Islamic State, while the rest were linked to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Nusra Front, or other Islamic extremist groups and ideologies.

In addition, the New Jersey agency reported radicalized extremists were able to enter, operate and thrive in the U.S.

“In 2015, [homegrown violent extremists] demonstrated an ability to operate in New Jersey and throughout the United States while connecting with like-minded individuals online and acting independently from organized terrorist groups,” security officials said. “Since late 2014, a variety of radical groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have encouraged [extremists] to attack in their home countries.”

Extremists were found be operating particularly up and down the East Coast as well as in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, Kansas, Texas and southern California.

Commenting on the report, the Washington Free Beacon states, “Congressional attempts to investigate the immigration histories of at least 113 foreign-born individuals snagged on terror charges since 2014 have been stymied by the Obama administration. There remain at least 1,000 open investigations into ISIS members residing in the United States.”

In other news, a former member of the 9/11 Commission that investigated the most lethal terrorist attack in the history of the U.S. said that, contrary to the official report, a classified section said six Saudi individuals may have been involved in the attack.

John Lehman, the former commission member, revealed that one of the Saudis involved is a man who worked at the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, California (near Los Angeles).

Lehman, along with former federal prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste called for a new investigation and the release of the 28 pages of classified documents from the original investigation.

Yemen: Islamic State murders 37 policemen in former al-Qaeda bastion

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police on Sunday in the Yemeni port of Mukalla where a year of Al-Qaeda rule was ended just last month, medics said.

It was the second attack in days claimed by IS in the city of 200,000 people which was recaptured by government forces from the rival jihadists of Al-Qaeda with US backing.
The suicide bomber killed at least 31 police recruits on the southwestern outskirts of the city, which is the capital of Hadramawt province, medics said.

The bomber detonated an explosives belt as he joined a line of men at a police recruitment centre, a provincial official said.

More than sixty people were also wounded in the attack in Fuwah district, a medical source said.

Hadramawt’s security chief, General Mubarak al-Oubthani, who was at the recruitment centre at the time of the attack but was not hurt, was the target of a second bombing when he headed to the centre of Mukalla afterwards, a security official said.
The bomb went off as Oubthani walked out of his office killing six of his guards but leaving him with only minor injuries, the official said.

An IS statement posted online claimed the suicide attack, the second but rare intervention by the jihadist group in an area known as a stronghold of rival Al-Qaeda.
“Brother Abu al-Bara al-Ansari… detonated his explosives belt at a gathering of the apostates of the security forces,” it said.

On Thursday, 15 Yemeni troops were killed in jihadist attacks on army positions outside Mukalla. IS said one of its militants blew up a vehicle packed with explosives in an army base in Khalf district on the city’s eastern outskirts.

The attacks included a suicide bombing that targeted the residence of the commander of Hadramawt’s second military region, General Faraj Salmeen, but he escaped unharmed, officials said….

Bangladesh: Muslims hack Buddhist monk to death inside temple

Jhad killers are able to operate with impunity in Bangladesh, while the government denies that they’re really in the country at all.
An elderly Buddhist monk has been hacked to death in a temple in Bangladesh, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities.
Police say there have been seven such murders in Bangladesh since the start of last month alone.
No group has yet said it carried out the murder in the remote southeastern district of Bandarban, but it is similar to several recent murders by suspected Islamist militants.
Villagers found Maung Shue U Chak’s body in a pool of blood inside the Buddhist temple.
Police say the 75-year-old appeared to have been attacked by at least four people.
“We saw human footprints in the temple and found that four to five people entered the compound,” said Jashim Uddin, deputy police chief of Bandarban.
He added that U Chak was living alone in the hillside temple after recently leaving farming to become a full-time monk.
Human rights lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua, who is close to the country’s Buddhist community, said U Chak had received anonymous death threats.
“He became a monk just one and a half years ago. He had received death threats, but nobody took it seriously,” he said.
Suspected Islamists have claimed responsibility or been blamed for dozens of murders of minority Sufi, Shiite and Ahmadi Muslims, Hindus, Christians and foreigners in recent years….

Islamic State slaughters 14 Real Madrid fans: soccer is “anti-Muslim”

This puts an intriguing spin on the universal claims by mainstream media journalists that foes of jihad terror are “anti-Muslim.”
“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini