“Why are the Americans fighting us here,” British journalist Carlotta Gall recounted Afghans asking, “when the real cause of the problem is across the border” in Pakistan. Gall discussed this vital question examined in her newly published book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
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At least seven Egyptian Christians, including minors, remain missing in southern Egypt after they were reportedly abducted from troubled Minya province. The abductions, thought to be carried out by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group, are among hundreds of similar cases in the last few years, right activists said. Among those kidnapped by a “Muslim mob” on January 25, is 17-year-old Christian boy Marcos Zakaria
Christians in Nigeria were mourning their dead Tuesday, January 27, after nearly 100 people were killed by Islamic militants in the country’s troubled northeast, including at a church service. The fighters, who were members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, killed 22 people by setting off bombs and firing into the congregation in the Catholic church.
Given that the “Chechen groups that threaten…the games are controlled by us,” Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan allegedly promised to “guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics” to Russian President Vladimir Putin during an August 2013 Moscow visit. Even if untrue, this story surrounding Bandar’s visit raises disturbing questions about ongoing Saudi ties to Chechen jihadists.
Although there are bombings of Christian churches by Muslims throughout the world every year a Google search can only find mainstream USA media reports of the Birmingham, Alabama church bombing more than 50 years ago. The liberal media can’t report on violence against a church unless it is a black church and a white man can be blamed
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.
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.