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ISIS and Civilization Just Don’t Mix

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:30am
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Islamic terrorists have destroyed more priceless objects of beauty and incomparable historical value, this time in Mosul.

Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures...

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Hashtag Warfare: ISIS vs Italy, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
LI #02

After ISIS butchered Egyptian Coptics, members of the terror group threatened Rome and Pope Francis.

Subsequently, ISIS unleashed a Twitter campaign: #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome.

The Italians counter-attacked with a great deal of humor.

For the government in Italy, the prospect of IS-inspired attacks was cause for real concern. Indeed, the Italian foreign minister said last week...

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ISIS abducts 70+ Christians in Syria, Shiites in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:55am
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Yesterday, I touched a little bit on how ISIS’ acts of terror have had their intended effect on people in the Middle East. Those targeted—or even existing in the blast zone—are falling apart, and it’s not all due to videos released of burnings and beheadings.

ISIS has a long history of...

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Egypt’s Children Play “ISIS Executions” in the Streets

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00am
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Sickening videos recently surfaced from ISIS showing the next generation of Islamic radicals being trained.

Elsewhere in regions impacted by the group’s atrocities, videos nearly as chilling are being uploaded.

From Egypt comes a clip of...

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New ISIS video shows radicalization of children

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:38pm
ISIS video children boot camp

They’re the “next generation” of Islamic radicals, and they’re being trained en masse at the Al Farouk Institute for Cubs in Raqqa, Syria—if a new video released by ISIS is indeed what the group claims it to be.

From Fox News:

The 9-minute video released Monday shows about 70 camouflage-clad kids, who...

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Palestinian groups found liable for knowingly supporting terrorist attacks in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:20pm
Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

Today, a decade long court battled ended when two Palestinian organizations were found liable for knowingly supporting terrorist attacks which resulted in the death of American citizens.

Benjamin Weiser reports for the New York Times:

The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization were found liable on Monday by a jury in Manhattan...

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How Does a Community Organizer Fight Terrorism?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:00pm
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Now that the White House has concluded its summit on violent extremism, the State Department is soliciting the public for ideas on how to combat extremism.

Via The Right Scoop:

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Al-Shabaab branches out, calls for attacks on U.S. soil

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:27pm
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is calling for “awareness” in the wake of threats made against the Minneapolis-based Mall of America.

Late yesterday, Somalia-based terror group al-Shabaab released a video calling for terror attacks on malls in the US, Canada, and the UK. Although there is no specific threat, officials are...

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This again? Schoolgirls sneak away…to join ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:39pm
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Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and their 15 year-old friend (unnamed at the request of her family) didn’t just run away from their London homes this past Tuesday. British authorities believe they boarded a Turkish Airlines flight into Istanbul with the intent of using Turkey as a jumping-off point into...

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Egypt Commandos Strike ISIS Hard in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:00pm
LI #04 Egypt Strikes

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has escalated his battle with ISIS in Libya by sending in Egypt’s special forces, which are considered some of the best in the world.

Egyptian special forces have allegedly launched a ground attack in Libya’s Islamic State-held Derna capturing dozens of Islamist militants, according to Egyptian and...

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State Department Botched Yemen Embassy Evacuation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:30am
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve covered the devolution of the strategically important state of Yemen. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels evolved from regional threat to occupying force, taking control of the capital city of Sana’a as well as oil-rich lands well outside their original territory in the northern part of Yemen.

Soon...

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Is the Administration legitimizing ISIS’ acts of terror?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1:34pm
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We’ve had several posts up dealing with the Obama Administration’s stunning inability to talk about ISIS without digging itself into a rhetorical trench—and a new op-ed by Obama just made things a whole lot worse.

Right now, the Administration has a budding—nay, flowering—PR problem with their Middle East policy, so it makes...

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IN: Western Warriors Joining Regional Warbands Against ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00am
LI #02 Western Fighter HOT

In the wake of Egypt striking ISIS targets in Libya, Pope Francis issued a somber statement regarding the death of 21 fellow Christians.

The Anchoress, Elizabeth Scalia, summarizes the Pope’s remarks:

“They were murdered just for the fact they were Christians,” Pope Francis said.

“The blood of our Christian brothers is a witness that...

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ISIS militants burn 45 human beings in western Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:19pm
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There are no words.

From the BBC:

Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says.

Exactly who these people were and why they were killed is not clear, but Col Qasim al-Obeidi said he believed some were members...

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The roots of the Copenhagen attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 1:30pm
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So now we know the identity of Copenhagen shooter Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, whose crime has mirrored the recent terrorist attacks in Paris but with a smaller death total and a single perpetrator. More details will no doubt emerge, but already it seems fairly clear what’s going on here: a...

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Egyptian Warplanes Bomb ISIS Targets in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm
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Egyptian warplanes have bombed ISIS strongholds in the neighboring country of Libya.

Egypt’s air force bombed ISIS targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the militant group released a video purport...

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Copenhagen Shooter Killed and Identified

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
https://twitter.com/MickeK69/status/567023780770623489

The Copenhagen shooter has been identified as 22 year old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein.

Last night, he was shot and killed by Danish police.

Here’s an NBC...

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