Tag: Islam

Islamic Jihad Said to Have Iranian Missiles

Islamic Jihad has “many more surprises up its sleeve,” said Abdullah Shalah, head of the terror group said Sunday. In an interview on an Arab satellite station, Shalah said that “We have a store of strategic weapons that we have never used,” but was prepared to bring out against Israel if the war in Gaza […]

Hamas invites Hezbollah to join in fighting against Israel

Hamas wants Hezbollah to join the now three-week-old conflict with Israel, the deputy political bureau chief of the Palestinian Islamist organization reportedly said on Wednesday. Moussa Abu Marzouk, who serves as Khaled Mashaal’s top deputy and who is currently based in Cairo, told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday that the organization hoped […]

Islamic State puts target on Spain, Rome

In a newly released video in Arabic, Islamic State jihadists vowed to “conquer Israel, Rome and Spain.” IS would redraw boundaries of countries, separate Shia and Sunni Muslims, and subject everyone to extreme Islamic law, or Shariah. Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri also has called for restoring to Muslim rule the Iberian Peninsula, referring to as […]

Militants try to tighten their grip in Iraq, Syria

Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state. Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that the entire region is endangered by the Islamic […]

Order Out of Chaos

The Middle East peace talks have been suspended. Russia has annexed Crimea. Civil war is boiling in the Ukraine. Iraq is engulfed in a full-fledged conflict between Sunni and Shia Islamists. Fifty thousand children and young people have poured across the southern border of the US so far this year. And did I mention that […]

Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Tuesday to condemn Hamas, and call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dismantle his unity government with the Islamist movement… Read More: Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas – Israel News, Ynetnews

Iraqis to ISIS: Bring It On

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is moving in on Baghdad after already having taken over several cities in Iraq, but the Iraqis are unfazed. A group of Shiite Iraqi poets, who spoke at a religious gathering in Karbala last week, roused the crowds in anti-ISIS rhetoric. “You want to march on […]

Australia trade at risk with Islamic nations over east Jerusalem policy

Arab and Islamic nations have warned of trade sanctions on Australia for its decision last week to desist from referring to east Jerusalem as “occupied,” the Palestinian envoy to Canberra told AFP on Friday. Izzat Abdulhadi criticized Australia’s decision and called its new position on east Jerusalem a “substantial policiy shift… Read More: Palestinian envoy: […]

Baghdad prepares for the worst as Islamist militants vow to capture the capital

Iraq is breaking up. The Kurds have taken the northern oil city of Kirkuk that they have long claimed as their capital. Sunni fundamentalist fighters vow to capture Baghdad and the Shia holy cities further south… Read More: Iraq crisis: Baghdad prepares for the worst as Islamist militants vow to capture the capital – Middle […]

Al Qaida’s ISIL paves a Syria-Iraq corridor, plans ‘Islamic emirate’

“We plan to establish an Islamic emirate in the Levant,” ISIL commander Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi said. On June 9, around 50 people were killed in fighting between ISIL and rival Islamist militias in the eastern Syrian province of Dir Al Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting centered on ISIL and its Al Qaida rival, […]