The website of the U.S.-based Qatari TV channel Al-Jazeera America recently posted an article titled “Beheadings Remain Integral Part of Saudi Justice System.” The article, by the site’s digital producer Amel Ahmed, points out that Saudi Arabia sentences dozens of people to death by decapitation every year, for violent and even non-violent crimes, and metes out violent punishments even to political activists, as a means of stifling dissent.
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To defeat IS we should do more than just bomb its strongholds in the Middle East; we should no longer turn a blind eye to the violent nature of Islam. We should demand that those who settle in our countries cast aside values incompatible with ours. There is a huge problem — also in our countries – cause by the violent exhortations of Islam. Only when we face this truth will we be able to win this war we are in
A Syrian woman agreed to carry a hidden camera to film how life is like inside Syria’s northern city of Raqqa, which has been under the control of the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS). The report was aired on France 2. Video shows some French women who decided to move indefinitely to Syria while abandoning their previous lives in France.
Many leaders have been stating that the Islamic State’s actions are ‘unprecedented’, ‘extreme’, ‘unique’, or even ‘eccentric’. The actions of Islamic State’s adherents are morally repugnant in the extreme, but only by applying historical amnesia and selective vision could one claim that their evil is unique or unprecedented. The Islamic State’s actions are also not unique in history.
I was on I-395 approaching the 14th Street bridge at the moment Islamic terrorists flew hijacked American Airlines 77 into the Pentagon. At the time I was literally on the phone with an assistant to President Bush talking about the jihad attack in New York City. I had been headed to a press conference in support of the Sudan Peace Act that the White House opposed. The Sudan Peace Act would have punished the Islamic Sudanese government economically for murdering for the continued persecution and mass murder of Christians in the South Sudan.
When the U.S. military “liberates” a nation, shouldn’t it result in more liberty, freedom and peace for the people living there? Instead, we find just the opposite. In fact, in every single case since 9/11, when the U.S. military has “liberated” a nation it has resulted in the persecution of Christians in that country becoming much worse.
Despite its peaceful appearance Jordan for now is a “leading supplier” and “net exporter of fighters” for jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria. Most of these Jordanians have joined the Al Qaeda (AQ) affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra and the Jordanian military has clashed in the past with jihadists trying infiltrate across the Syrian border
Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq are reportedly giving detained Christian, Yazidi and Turkoman women and girls a difficult choice: Convert to their strict interpretation of Islam or face daily rape.
The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
The mother of Christina Khader Ebada, a 3 year-old Assyrian girl who was abducted from her family by ISIL (ISIS) as they fled Baghdede, was interviewed by Ishtar TV in Arbel. The family reached Ankawa, just north of Arbel, where 70,000 Assyrians refugees have come in flight from ISIS and spoke of the kidnapping.