Weekly Washington Updates

Former CIA Interrogator Looks inside the Jihadist Mind

Dec 20th, 2016 | By

“You may not be in a religious war with me, but I’m in a religious war with you,” recalled former CIA interrogator James Mitchell the views of al-Qaeda (AQ) mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM).  Interviewed on December 6 at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) before an audience of about 70, Mitchell provided chilling, essential insight

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The Myth of “Muslim Grievance” Must Stop

Dec 8th, 2016 | By

By Tawfik Hamid After so many Islamic terror attacks against innocents it is common to see Islamic apologists jumping to offer some justification for such attacks by raising the issue of ‘Muslim grievances.’ They insist that Muslims are conducting terror attacks because they feel unfairly treated. The most recent example of this bizarre phenomenon is

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Relief for Christian town liberated from ISIS

Dec 6th, 2016 | By

Qaraqosh, a historic Christian Assyrian town was captured the Islamic State. Churches were used “as prisons for torture” and any Christians left in the town were forced to convert to Islam. In October, 2016 the town was liberated and Christmas for Refugees will celebrate this Christmas in Qaraqosh.

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In Hollywood’s Blacklist: Allah Is Loving, But Non-Acceptance of Homosexuality Leads to Violence, Sadism and Terror

Dec 5th, 2016 | By

By Julio Severo Usually, in Islamic cultures fathers kill homosexual sons. Even in the Western culture, they kill them. For example, a FoxNews headline said, “Los Angeles father allegedly killed son because he was gay.” This father was Shehada Issa, a Muslim man. Yet, because in Hollywood reality makes no sense, in an episode titled

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Religious Freedom Amendment Scrapped By Congress

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By

By; Frank York The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is to be passed by Congress very soon included a religious freedom amendment designed to protect defense contractors from religious discrimination. It has been stripped from the bill at the last minute. The amendment offered by Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) was created to protect federal

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Turkey’s New Islamic Republic

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By

By Andrew Harrod, originally published with The Philos Project. “What I just heard seemed to me to like a recipe for fascism.” So remarked Turkey scholar Gareth Jenkins during a recent lecture on Turkish politics, part of the Middle East Institute’s 2016 annual conference on Turkey. The participants soberly analyzed the dissolution of Turkey’s once

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Saudi-Born Singer Rejects Traditional Political and Religious Notions

Nov 15th, 2016 | By

Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar, also known as “Shams the Kuwaiti,”  spoke out against the notion that “hur al-ayn” in the Qu’ran refers to the black-eyed virgins of Paradise, saying: “It is inconceivable that [God] would create man, pamper him, and make a paradise for him with Bollywood-style black-eyed virgins.” “Our Lord did not open up

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Iraqi Christians: “Obama abandoned us”

Nov 8th, 2016 | By

The Christian community in Qaraqosh, Iraq, the latest town to be freed from the Islamic State described how ISIS persecuted them by forcing them to pay an enormous tax, convert to Islam or be executed. Many who survived the terror and returned to the town now voice their outrage at President Obama for refusing to

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Hungary Opens Office to Help Persecuted Christians

Oct 17th, 2016 | By

Hungary became the “first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and in Europe.” Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, Zoltan Balog, said: “Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians. In 81 countries

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Al Qaeda and ISIS’ Jihad for the Long Haul

Oct 13th, 2016 | By

AQ could eventually absorb an ISIS bereft of its caliphate territory and lacking AQ’s covert expertise. Although tempted to go covert, ISIS’ “central effort is still holding the caliphate together. That is what they centered and built this whole organization around. They lose face if they lose that territory.”

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