Donors in Saudi Arabia have notoriously played a pivotal role in creating and maintaining Sunni jihadist groups over the past 30 years. But, for all the supposed determination of the United States and its allies since 9/11 to fight “the war on terror”, they have showed astonishing restraint when it comes to pressuring Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies to turn off the financial tap that keeps the jihadists in business.
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A spokesman for the rebel brigade al-Habib al-Moustafa said Saturday that fighters want the Syrian government to release hundreds of imprisoned female activists in exchange for the 12 captive nuns.
American officials previously “did everything they could to push that idea” about Nigeria’s Boko Haram’s Islamist ideology. For more than a decade American officials pretended that the Boko Haram was a secular group of criminal gangs that were only loosely affiliated. Belatedly the State Department as been forced to admit that it is in fact an Islamist terror organization
Apparently Muslims make more than shirts in Bangladesh. An explosion ripped through a madrasah (Islamic school) run by Hefajat-e-Islam, an Islamic fundamentalist group. Upon investigation by authorities homemade bombs and explosive material were found in the rubble.
In this issue: Obama’s DOJ releases accused jihadist / Obama’s “non-lethal” aid to terrorists / Legislation to protect religious conscience / Obama Air Force says no to “so help me God” / Jihad flags fly in NYC / Americans participate in terror attack on Kenyan mall / Double suicide bombling at ancient church in Pakistan / Syria: Obama’s “rebels” desecrate Jewish graves / Yemen: 8-year-old child bride raped to death on wedding night.
What kind of place will Syria become if Obama is successful and the Assad regime is removed? Will it become a jihadist paradise where Christians and all other non-Muslims are systematically exiled or exterminated? These jihadists are a cancer, and Obama seems absolutely determined to help that cancer spread in Syria and beyond.
Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels continue to haunt the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula as regime fighters struggle to regain power there.
Maaloula, about 35 miles northeast of Damascus, the capital, is nestled under a large cliff, the summit of which is controlled by the rebels. “Invisible” snipers continue to pepper the residents below.
Armed gunmen waged a tense standoff with Kenyan police and soldiers inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall early Sunday, hours after brazenly gunning down shoppers, diners and others. Bodies still littered the lobby and ground floor of the Westgate Mall around 10:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET), more than 10 hours after the attack began, according to the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre.
The rise in prominence of Nasir al Wuhayshi, the Yemeni head of al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, underscores the transformation of al Qaida from a relatively small group led by one charismatic man into a diffuse global organization
The list of Americans dying for jihad in foreign lands continues to grow. MEMRI has translated a video from a pro-jihad site that features three Americans who have died fighting jihad in Somalia to obtain their 72 virgins in paradise. A few weeks ago a Michigan woman died fighting the secular government of Syria.