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Guardsman arrested for throwing in with ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:30pm 3/26/2015 at 5:30pm
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Last night, members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a national guardsman at Chicago’s Midway Airport after a long-term investigation revealed that he was allegedly planning a terror attack on an Illinois military post.

Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22, was on his way to Cairo to join...

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Germanwings pilot crashed “deliberately”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:59pm 3/26/2015 at 2:59pm
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We now know a little bit more about the Germanwings pilot who deliberately crashed into a mountain, killing himself and 149 other people; but friends and family are still baffled as to why 28 year old Andreas Günter Lubitz would lock himself into the cockpit and initiate the plane’s deadly...

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White House fighting reality of Yemen’s breakdown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:35am 3/26/2015 at 11:35am
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Someone needs to go check the cable connections at the White House, because the comms department clearly hasn’t watched TV or read the internet in the past month.

Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest executed what may be the most impressive whiff in recent memory. ABC News White House Correspondent...

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ISIS loses some freedom of movement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:00pm 3/15/2015 at 1:00pm
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United States officials report that ISIS has lost 25% of the territory it once held. Although it would be good if that were true—and perhaps it is—the announcement sounded a bit hesitant:

…a U.S. assessment…determined that Kurdish fighters are responsible for the majority of the territory retaken from ISIS in...

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How the AP Whitewashed Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30pm 3/12/2015 at 4:30pm
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In a lengthy report, investigative journalists Richard Behar and Gary Weiss exposed the various ways that the Associated Press (AP) discounted Israeli claims and promoted Hamas propaganda in its investigation last month into civilian casualties that occurred during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

Among the sins and omissions documented by Behar and Weiss are...

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Hatra, city featured in The Exorcist, destroyed by ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00pm 3/7/2015 at 4:00pm
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The destruction of treasured world-heritage archeological sites by ISIS continues unchecked.

This time, the terror group obliterated Hatra, a city in Northern Iraq that was made famous in the opening sequence of the blockbuster horror film, The Exorcist.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants bulldozed early Saturday the ancient city of...

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A question for Obama: what about the Rushdie fatwa?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00am 3/5/2015 at 10:00am
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In a previous post at Legal Insurrection, I suggested that the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen and the Salman Rushdie fatwa issued in 1989 by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini of Ir...

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ISIS and Civilization Just Don’t Mix

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:30am 2/27/2015 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 2/24/2015 at 7:30pm
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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 2/24/2015 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 2/24/2015 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 2/23/2015 at 6:38pm
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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.

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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 2/23/2015 at 3:20pm
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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 2/23/2015 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.

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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 2/22/2015 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 2/20/2015 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 2/20/2015 at 12:00pm
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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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