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View Poll Results: Can we combine all the ISIS threads please.
Yes 14 46.67%
Why of course 5 16.67%
Yep 3 10.00%
Well I mean really, yes 8 26.67%
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petros
#181
This page has a security issue.
 
SLM
#182
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

This page has a security issue.

Is it insecure? I hate it when threads get that way.
 
Locutus
#183
Amazing prescient speech by George W. Bush in 2007 about ISIS.

h/t sda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ukJlcpqEY
 
Blackleaf
#184
IS terrorist 'Jihadi John' named as Mohammed Emwazi from London

26 February 2015
BBC News


The masked terrorist first appeared in numerous gruesome videos put out by Islamic State


The masked Islamic State terrorist known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named.

The BBC understands he is Mohammed Emwazi, a British man believed to be from West London, who was known to British security services.

They chose not to disclose his name earlier for operational reasons.

Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the American journalist James Foley.

He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter.

Last month, the terrorist appeared in a video with the Japanese hostages Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, shortly before they were killed.

Emwazi is believed to be an associate of a former UK control order suspect, who travelled to Somalia in 2006 and is allegedly linked to a facilitation and funding network for Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Last year, Islamic State announced the creation of a "caliphate" in the large large swathes of Syria and Iraq it controls.



BBC News - IS militant 'Jihadi John' named as Mohammed Emwazi from London
 
tay
#185
ISIS: militants throw another 'gay' man off building then stone him to death after he survives fall


As he lay lifeless on the ground, men with AK47s across their backs pelted the body with rocks taken from plastic baskets.




ISIS: Twisted militants throw 'gay' man off building then stone him to death after he survives fall - Mirror Online
 
CDNBear
#186
Plastic baskets are so not enviro friendly.
 
Sal
#187
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

ISIS: militants throw another 'gay' man off building then stone him to death after he survives fall


As he lay lifeless on the ground, men with AK47s across their backs pelted the body with rocks taken from plastic baskets.




ISIS: Twisted militants throw 'gay' man off building then stone him to death after he survives fall - Mirror Online

the sad thing is nothing they do is a surprise if it's vile, any remote act of kindness, compassion or intelligence...now that would be a shocking surprise
 
tay
#188
Islamic State has taken control of 90 percent of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilians have suffered years of bombing, army siege and militia control, a monitoring group said on Saturday.


The hardline group's offensive in Yarmouk gives it a major presence in the capital. Islamic State, the most powerful insurgent group in Syria , is now only a few kilometers from President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.


The United Nations has said it is extremely concerned about the safety and protection of Syrians and Palestinians in the camp.


Civilians trapped there have long suffered a government siege that has led to starvation and disease.


"The situation in Yarmouk is an affront to the humanity of all of us, a source of universal shame," U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness said.


"Yarmouk is a test, a challenge for the international community. We must not fail. The credibility of the international system itself is at stake," he said.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict from Britain, said Syrian air force jet bombed the camp on Saturday.


The Islamic State on Wednesday launched an attack on other groups of fighters in Yarmouk, in particular Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis, an anti-Assad militia of Syrians and Palestinians from the camp.


Islamic State supporters posted photos on social media of the severed heads of two men they said had been beheaded after fighting for Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis.


The Observatory said Islamic State and al Qaeda's official Syria wing, the Nusra Front, made gains overnight, pushing into the northeast of the district, close to central Damascus. They now control 90 percent of the camp, it said.


Tayseer Abu Baker, head of the Palestinian Liberation Front in Syria, part of the Palestine Liberation Organization, told Reuters over the phone that Islamic State had killed 21 people including fighters and civilians since Friday.


"Some families are trying to exit the camp but with Islamic State snipers on rooftops of high buildings that is very difficult," he said. He added Islamic State had kidnapped at least 74 people from the camp and that civilians were trying to flee.


Reuters cannot independently verify reports in Syria due to security and reporting restrictions.


Islamic State rules swathes of eastern Syria and Iraq and is the target of a U.S.-led campaign of air strikes.


Yarmouk was home to half a million Palestinians before the Syrian conflict began in 2011.




Islamic State takes 90 percent of Damascus refugee camp: monitor | Reuters
 
gopher
+1
#189
US Poised to Expand ISIS Fight Worldwide -- News from Antiwar.com


US Poised to Expand ISIS Fight Worldwide
Officials Say Escalation Needed to Placate Coalition Partners




The war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria isn’t exactly making headway, indeed it seems destined to be the latest open-ended military boondoggle in a long line for the US in that region.

Still, that doesn’t mean the mess can’t get even bigger, and that’s exactly what’s likely to happen, according to officials familiar with the situation who say that the US is likely to agree to expand the ISIS war to include its assorted affiliates across the planet.

Certain nations within the US coalition, primarily Egypt and Saudi Arabia, are demanding the war be expanded to other countries with ISIS presences as well, and US officials say that keeping those nations satisfied will virtually oblige the administration to accept the demands.

Right now, the focus seems to be on getting the war expanded to Libya and to Egypt’s own Sinai Peninsula, where factions have pledged allegiance to ISIS and gained recruiting credibility as a result.

These are far from the only ISIS affiliates abroad, however, with Nigeria’s Boko Haram noteworthy in having renamed itself ISWAP to reflect its new position as Islamic State West Africa Province. Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan all also have meaningful ISIS presences. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan are also struggling with ISIS attempting to set up shop there.

The ISIS war isn’t going particularly well to start with, however, and the White House still hasn’t gotten it authorized by Congress. It seems like this would be a particularly difficult time to sell the idea of expanding it from two countries to a dozen or more.







Obama and those who seek to profit from war need to understand that ISIS's affairs are none of our fcukkin business.

Just a gentle reminder to those selective readers who still insist that I have never criticized Obama.
 
SLM
+1
#190
With Malice Toward Nun
by Nina Shea April 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Sister Diana wants to tell Americans about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in. Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe?

Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington — save one. The single delegate whose visitor visa was denied happens to be the group’s only Christian from Iraq.



Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena was informed on Tuesday by the U.S. consulate in Erbil that her non-immigrant-visa application has been rejected. The reason given in the denial letter, a copy of which I have obtained, is:
You were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the visa.

She told me in a phone conversation that, to her face, consular officer Christopher Patch told her she was denied because she is an “IDP” or Internally Displaced Person. “That really hurt,” she said. Essentially, the State Department was calling her a deceiver.

The State Department officials made the determination that the Catholic nun could be falsely asserting that she intends to visit Washington when secretly she could be intending to stay. That would constitute illegal immigration, and that, of course, is strictly forbidden. Once here, she could also be at risk for claiming political asylum, and the U.S. seems determined to deny ISIS’s Christian victims that status.

In reality, Sister Diana wanted to visit for one week in mid-May. She has meetings set up with the Senate and House foreign-relations committees, the State Department, USAID, and various NGOs. In support of her application, Sister Diana had multiple documents vouching for her and the temporary nature of her visit. She submitted a letter from her prioress, Sister Maria Hana. It attested that the nun has been gainfully employed since last February with the Babel College of Philosophy and Theology in Erbil, Kurdistan, and is contracted to teach there in the 2015–16 academic year.

She also submitted an invitation from her sponsors, two highly respected Washington-area institutions, the Institute for Global Engagement and former congressman Frank Wolf’s (R., Va.) 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. For good measure, she also had a letter of endorsement for her visit from Representative Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.).

The State Department wasn’t buying. It either thought that they were all in on a scheme by the nun or that Sister Diana was plotting to deceive her well-placed friends and supporters, as well as the U.S. government.

Until ISIS stormed into Qaraqosh last August, Sister Diana had a distinguished academic career and had been teaching an intensive course on spiritual direction at St. Ephrem Seminary, as well as English and peacemaking courses. She, along with the town’s 50,000 other, mostly Christian, residents, fled for their lives from ISIS during the second week of August. Since then, the 30-something religious woman has served as a spokesperson for this community, as well as for the over 100,000 other Christians driven into Kurdistan under the ISIS “convert or die” policy. Through this, she has become internationally known as a charismatic and articulate advocate for religious freedom and human rights. Mr. Wolf, who met her in Kurdistan a few months ago, explained, “We had hoped to facilitate her trip to the States so that she could speak with great candor, as is her custom, to policymakers. Perhaps just as significantly, we viewed her as a critical voice to awaken the church in the West to the suffering of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.”

But in the eyes of the U.S. consulate, she is just another Christian IDP. (Last October a delegation of IDP Yazidis were given U.S. visas to come to Washington to speak.)

Adding insult to injury: In its 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, issued this week, the State Department pledged that “every overseas post and domestic bureau will seek opportunities to engage religious leaders,” as part of its pursuit of countering “violent extremism.” Opportunities to engage with everyone, that is, except Catholic nuns in Iraq — all of whom are now IDPs.

— Nina Shea is director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

Read more at: With Malice Toward Nun | National Review Online
 
BaalsTears
#191
Obama doesn't like Christians. His preference is that they remain silent.
 
SLM
#192
Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTears View Post

Obama doesn't like Christians. His preference is that they remain silent.

I don't particularly care what he does or doesn't like. What I don't like, and this is true of all governments, is a micro-managed script for dealing with issues, both foreign and domestic. No "truth" is one-sided, life doesn't work that way. If someone is interested in looking at the truth of a situation, then they better buckle up and be prepared to accept that the truth is often ugly and doesn't subscribe 100% to their wants, needs or beliefs. Anything less than that is a farce.
 
BaalsTears
#193
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

I don't particularly care what he does or doesn't like. What I don't like, and this is true of all governments, is a micro-managed script for dealing with issues, both foreign and domestic. No "truth" is one-sided, life doesn't work that way. If someone is interested in looking at the truth of a situation, then they better buckle up and be prepared to accept that the truth is often ugly and doesn't subscribe 100% to their wants, needs or beliefs. Anything less than that is a farce.

You're not speaking well of Obama. In America today that constitutes racism.
 
tay
#194
Islamic State Attacks Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery With Suicide Bombers and Car Bombs




Fierce fighting has erupted at Iraq's largest oil refinery after militant fighters with the so-called Islamic State (IS) used suicide bombers, car bombs, rockets, and mortars to attack the small contingent of Iraqi government forces charged with defending the sprawling facility.

"The refinery is highly contested, and there's a committed effort by [IS] to take it over," a senior US military official told VICE News about the fight at the Baiji refinery, about 150 miles north of Baghdad. "The Iraqis do not have the upper hand in this, it's stalemated."


The fighting at the Baiji refinery has continued, on and off, for more than a year. Islamic State originally captured the 14-square-mile refinery compound when the group first surged into northern Iraq in June 2014, but Iraqi security forces later recaptured much of it in November.

The US official, who spoke to VICE News on condition of anonymity, expressed frustration with the Iraqis' inability to go on the offensive and push IS out of the 14 square mile compound.


Several reports have indicated that IS has surrounded and trapped the Iraqi defenders inside the oil refinery after hundreds of militants overran government forces' positions late last week. One Iraqi officer told McClatchy news service on Saturday that his forces were under siege, and were low on ammunition, food and water.


"All of us now are thinking of committing suicide," an Iraqi federal police officer in the facility told the independent news site Iraq Oil Report on Thursday night. "We have very little food and ammunition,and we can't withstand the suicide bombers, snipers and rockets."


The US military official also said that while the refinery compound, which, at 14 square miles is 10 times the size of Manhattan's Central Park, is not technically surrounded by IS, the roads into the facility are lined with booby traps and explosives.




If they get overrun, they are all likely going to die, hence talk of committing suicide, before they get captured by ISIS and beheaded orburned in a propaganda video," he added.


Shroder said evacuation by helicopter would also be "extremely difficult" given that IS controls significant portions of the refinery compound and the surrounding area.




https://news.vice.com/article/source...-and-car-bombs
 
Locutus
+1
#195
"Known Wolf Terrorism"

By Kate on May 4, 2015 10:47 AM | 11 Comments



Very apt;
Simpson was well known to the FBI, ABC News reported. Five years ago he was convicted for lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Africa, "but a judge ruled the government did not adequately prove he was going to join a terror group there."
More: ISIS takes credit.
 
Locutus
#196
NewsWatchCanada.ca™ ‏@newswatchcanada

ICYMI: New York: #ISIS boasts of ‘71 trained soldiers in 15 different US states’

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2211913
 
spaminator
#197
Islamic State destroys ancient shrines in Syria's Palmyra city
REUTERS
First posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:50 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:59 PM EDT
AMMAN - Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site in central Syria, the ultra hardline Sunni Muslim group said on Tuesday.
The report was the first of any damage being done by the militants to buildings in Palmyra since they seized control of the city, also known as Tadmur, in May. Syrian forces have bombed the city, and the militants camped within it, since then.
Before-and-after pictures showed several militants carrying explosives and the shrines, which are not among the city's monumental Roman-era buildings, reduced to rubble.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said this week that the militants had planted mines in Palmyra but that it was not clear whether it was preparing to destroy the site or wanted to deter government forces from advancing towards it.
Syrian antiquities chief Abdul Maamoun Abdulkarim said, "In all the areas where they spread when they see tombs they destroy them as see them as sacrilegious and a return to paganism."
Hundreds of statues had been moved from the city to safe locations, before the militants, who control large swathes of Iraq and Syria, took over, he told Reuters.
Islamic State militants have blown up dozens of shrines in Iraq and Syria, many belonging to the Sufi sect, a mystical school of Islam opposed by puritanical Salafists from which Islamic State and al Qaeda draws many of its fighters.
A file picture taken on May 18, 2015 shows the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a day after Islamic State (IS) group jihadists fired rockets into the city, killing several people. IS group militants have laid landmines and explosives at the site of the ancient ruins in Palmyra, a monitor said on June 21, 2015, adding the purpose of the move was unclear. AFP PHOTO / STR

Islamic State destroys ancient shrines in Syria's Palmyra city | World | News |
 
Tecumsehsbones
#198
Scared white people are dangerous.
 
spaminator
#199
Purported Islamic State group video threatens to kill Croatian hostage in Egypt in 48 hours
Brian Rohan, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:15 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 03:06 PM EDT
CAIRO -- An Islamic State affiliate released a video Wednesday threatening to kill a Croatian hostage if Egyptian authorities do not release "Muslim women" held in prison within 48 hours, a day before the country plans to unveil a highly promoted new extension of the Suez Canal.
The video, circulated on social media by Islamic State sympathizers, shows a man wearing a yellow jumpsuit kneeling in the desert before a knife-wielding masked man in military fatigues. A black Islamic flag often used by the extremists flutters next to him. The video identifies itself as coming from the media arm of the Islamic State affiliate in Egypt's lawless Sinai Peninsula.
Reading calmly from a note in English, the man identifies himself as Tomislav Salopek, a married, 30-year-old father of two, adding that Islamic State fighters captured him on July 22. If Egyptian authorities do not act, he said, "the soldiers from Wilayet Sina will kill me." Wilayet Sina is the Arabic phrase for the Egyptian group calling itself the Sinai Province of the Islamic State.
It was not clear where the video was shot. The Associated Press could not independently verify the footage, entitled "A Message to the Egyptian Government," though it was shot in the style of previous Islamic State propaganda videos in which they threaten and behead hostages.
The reference to "Muslim women" apparently referred to Islamists who have been arrested in a broad government crackdown on dissent. Egypt, a majority Muslim country, now holds thousands of Islamists and suspected supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group in prison following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Croatia's Foreign Ministry late last month said that one of its nationals with the same initials had been kidnapped in Cairo on July 22 while on the way to work. The company, which Salopek identified as France's CGG Ardiseis, works in the oil and gas sector and has a branch office in Cairo's leafy suburb of Maadi, where many expats and diplomats live.
Calls to CGG Ardiseis' office in Cairo were not immediately answered.
Croatian state television read out a statement on air Wednesday night saying the government was "doing all it can to promptly resolve the difficult situation," without elaborating. Croatian authorities could not be immediately reached and its embassy in Cairo was closed on Wednesday, which is a public holiday in Croatia celebrating its independence in the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
An Egyptian security official said last month that Salopek is a petroleum engineer who was abducted by gunmen while driving on a highway west of Cairo. His car, its driver and the man's belongings were left behind, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to journalists. He had said that a police investigation was underway.
Egypt has seen an increase in violence since Morsi's ouster, with attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in both the Sinai Peninsula and the mainland focusing primarily on security forces.
Foreign interests also have been targeted increasingly, including the Italian Consulate, which was hit with a car bomb last month. That came just days after another bomb killed Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat in an upscale Cairo neighbourhood. However, this is the first time the local Islamic State affiliate released a video showing a kidnapped foreigner in Egypt, a major escalation as the country tries to rebuild its crucial tourism industry after years of unrest following the 2011 revolt against autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Last December, the affiliate claimed responsibility for the killing of an American oil worker with Texas-based energy company Apache Corp. Apache said that one of its supervisors had been killed in an apparent carjacking in the Western Desert, part of Egypt's mainland.
The Egyptian government had no immediate comment on the video Wednesday. Thursday, Egypt plans to unveil an $8.5 billion extension of the Suez Canal, a major event the government hopes will show the world it has recovered from the years of turmoil it has faced.
The Islamic State group holds about a third of Iraq and neighbouring Syria in its self-declared "caliphate." In Syria, Islamic State militants have killed foreign journalists and aid workers, starting with American journalist James Foley in August last year.
Foley's taped beheading was followed by the killing of American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, American aid worker Peter Kassig, as well as Japanese nationals Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto.
In Sinai, Islamic militants have launched increasingly sophisticated attacks in recent months that have killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers and police. Government forces have been carrying out an intensified hunt for the militants in several northern towns in the peninsula.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants Wednesday in western Anbar province, leaving at least 17 troops dead, officials said.
A police officer, an army officer and a Sunni tribal fighter said the deadliest clashes took place east of Islamic State-held Ramadi, where six soldiers, four Sunni tribal fighters and two police officers were killed. Nine other troops were wounded, they said.
They say another five soldiers were killed and nine wounded when militants attacked troops near the Habbaniyah military base, where dozens of American advisers are stationed. The Iraqi officials all spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to talk to journalists.
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Associated Press writers Darko Bandic in Zagreb, Croatia, and Sinan Salaheddin and Murtada Faraj in Baghdad contributed to this report.
This image made from a militant video posted on a social media website on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show a militant standing next to another man who identifies himself as 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek, kneeling down as he reads a message at an unknown location. The video purportedly released by the Islamic State group threatens to kill the Croatian hostage if Egyptian authorities do not release "Muslim women" held in prison within 48 hours. (Militant website via AP)

Purported Islamic State group video threatens to kill Croatian hostage in Egypt
 
spaminator
#200
ISIS executes captured women who refuse sex with fighters: Report
Postmedia Network First posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:28 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2015 05:16 PM EDT
Islamic State bandits have reportedly executed 19 women for refusing to have sex with fighters.
A media official with the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, who spoke to English-language Iraqi News, said the woman were put to death for refusing "sexual jihad."
Said Mimousini told the site his sources also confirmed there's been a recent split in the ranks over payment and the distribution of captured women as sex slaves.
Tens of thousands of women and girls have been abducted by ISIS fighters and trafficked for sexual slavery, prostitution or ransom, rights groups have confirmed.
The news of the executions was met with anger by at least one politician in Canada.
"These cold-blooded murders are just the latest in a long list of unspeakable atrocities committed by ISIL's jihadist death squads on innocent civilians," Tory MP Stella Ambler said in a release.
Survivors have told horror stories of being bought, repeatedly raped then sold to other fighters up to six times.
An ISIS pamphlet, recently authenticated, indicates prices range from $75 to $172 depending on age, with children the most expensive on the list.
In some cases girls have been forced to undergo hymen reconstruction surgery so they can be re-trafficked as virgins.
Some women have been so traumatized that they have committed suicide.
"ISIS has introduced and legitimised the practice of sexual slavery on an unprecedented scale," said a report by Minority Rights Group International and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.
One Yazidi girl told activists she was taken to Syria with 350 other girls where they were displayed and sold in the streets "as if in a chicken market."
ISIS released a video last November showing what appeared to be a sex-slave market.
Women hold a banner during a demonstration marking the first anniversary of Islamic State's surge on Yazidis of the town of Sinjar, in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

ISIS executes captured women who refuse sex with fighters: Report | World | News
 
Liberalman
#201
Quran should be taught in high school so that issis coruption of the Quran can be countered and stop the radicalization of the youth.
 
Ludlow
#202
My son has a pit bull name of isis. a fine dog.
 
spaminator
#203
ISIS forces 'apostates' to kneel on buried explosives in latest gruesome execution video
Postmedia Network First posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 12:22 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 10, 2015 12:34 PM EDT
Depraved terror group ISIS has found yet another inhuman way to kill their enemies.
The latest video from the thugs shows a group of "apostates" forced to kneel on freshly dug earth, each atop a freshly planted explosive.
The video is circulating on jihadi social media accounts.
Like other ISIS propaganda films that have proudly displayed varied horrific execution methods -- that have included captured soldiers and innocents being beheaded, crushed by gravel, drowned in cages, and burned alive -- this latest is also expertly produced, and features a soundtrack.
Music plays as ISIS militants in black robes, but wearing stylish running shoes, ride in on horseback through a misty background. They dismount, and the blindfolded prisoners are led across a stretch of hills.
**Editor's note: Viewer discretion is advised**
There is no indication where the video was shot.
Other militants can be seen burying explosives under a couple of inches of soil.
The 10 prisoners are then made to kneel on the line of 10 buried explosives.
A couple of remaining ISIS guards then sprint away from the doomed men just before the explosives are detonated, killing them.
(YouTube screengrab)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHmJ2nfrBXY
ISIS forces 'apostates' to kneel on buried explosives in latest gruesome executi
 
spaminator
#204
Islamic State Egypt affiliate claims to have beheaded Croatian hostage: Report
Omar Fahmy, REUTERS First posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:46 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:54 AM EDT
CAIRO - Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it had threatened to kill last week , the SITE monitoring service said on Wednesday.
Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the picture, which carried a caption that said: "killing of the Croatian hostage, due to his country's participation in the war against Islamic State, after the deadline expired ... ".
If confirmed, it would be the first known beheading of a Western hostage held by Sinai Province, the Egyptian group which changed its name from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis after it pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
A spokesman at the Egyptian Interior Ministry's press office said: "We have seen this news on line but are currently making our own checks. If we confirm that it is indeed true, we will inform the media through a statement."
The Croatian embassy and foreign ministry declined to comment. Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic was due to hold an extraordinary news conference at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT).
The photograph, circulating on Twitter accounts of Sinai Province supporters, shows a man's severed head placed on his body, with a knife driven into sand next to it and the black Islamic State flag in the background.
Next to the picture are screenshots of Arabic language news articles with the headlines: "Croatia confirms its support for Egypt in efforts to fight terrorism and extremism" and "Croatia affirms its continued support for the Kurdistan region."
Last week, an online video purportedly from Sinai Province showed a man who identified himself as Tomislav Salopek who said the group would kill him in 48 hours if Muslim women in Egyptian jails were not freed.
Ardiseis Egypt, a unit of French oil and gas geology company CGG, confirmed the video showed one of its employees who was kidnapped on July 22 while travelling to Cairo.
A spokesman for CGG could not confirm this, adding the firm had no information other than what was circulating on the Internet and was trying to find out more from Croatian and Egyptian authorities.
The spokesman said the hostage was an expert contractor rather than employee of its subsidiary.
Last December, Sinai Province said it was behind the killing of an American petroleum engineer whose body was found in a car in a desert region almost four months earlier.
Sinai Province is at the forefront of an Islamist militant insurgency in Egypt that has killed hundreds of soldiers and police in the two years since the military ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi after protests against his rule in 2013.
In July, the group was involved in the deadliest fighting there in the lawless Sinai Peninsula in years, in which more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed, following simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai.
Islamic State, which has captured vast swathes of Iraq and Syria, has over the past year beheaded an unknown number of hostages, both Western prisoners and Middle Easterners ranging from soldiers fighting it to Muslims who reject its hardline version of Islam.
Islamic State Egypt affiliate claims to have beheaded Croatian hostage: Report |
 
spaminator
#205
ISIS uses rape as form of worship: Report
Postmedia Network
First posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 02:29 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015 02:41 PM EDT
A horrifying story in The New York Times reveals details of how ISIS has turned the rape of captured women into a recruiting tool, and worse, a form of worship.
Stories of ISIS abductions and sex slaves aren't new, but detailed accounts from survivors are rare. In interviewing 21 escaped girls and women, The Times was able to piece together how the terror group not only encourages the rape of "unbelievers," but uses it as a powerful way to recruit Muslim fighters and made it part of its warped sense of religious devotion.
The trade in captured women -- stolen, then put up for auction, raped and resold -- has become such an industry, there's an entire network of warehouses, complete with viewing rooms, as well as bus fleets and detailed price lists and contracts to keep up with the supply and demand, The Times reports.
Most sickening, however, were the accounts of rape as a religious tenant within the barbaric group.
"Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray," a 15-year-old survivor told the newspaper. "He kept telling me this is ibadah," an Islamic term for worship. "He said that raping me is his prayer to God."
The women spoke of how they were separated from the men when ISIS rolled into their villages. The boys were told to lift their shirts. All men and boys with body hair, showing signs of puberty, were killed immediately.
The women were taken away in trucks to the auction block.
ISIS uses rape as form of worship: Report | World | News | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#206
ISIS leader raped U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller, who was later killed: Witnesses
Ken Dilanian, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 04:04 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, August 14, 2015 07:57 PM EDT
WASHINGTON -- American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, according to accounts provided to U.S. intelligence officials.
Mueller, whose death was reported in February, was held for a time by Islamic State financier Abu Sayyaf and his wife, known as Umm Sayyaf. Al-Baghdadi took Mueller as a "wife," repeatedly raping her when he visited, according to a Yazidi teenager who was held with Mueller and escaped. The 14-year-old talked to U.S. officials, who corroborated her account with other intelligence and passed it on to her parents, Carl and Marsha Mueller, in June, according to a family spokeswoman, Emily Lenzner.
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A U.S. official confirmed the account, first reported by London's Independent newspaper. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Abu Sayyaf was killed in a Delta Force raid of his Syrian compound in June, which resulted in a treasure trove of intelligence about the Islamic State group. Umm Sayyaf gave extensive information to American interrogators and has been turned over to the Iraqi Kurds for trial.
The Muellers have been told she can be expected to serve a long prison sentence, Lenzner said.
In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The parents of the late American hostage Kayla Mueller say they were told by American officials that their daughter was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener )

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ISIS executions show a progression of depravity
By Ted Rath , Postmedia Network First posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 07:00 AM EDT
There seems to be no end to the sick imaginations of ISIS executioners.
What began as a fear campaign to scare a conquered populace through beheadings has, in the last year, become a worldwide campaign to display the cruelty of the terrorist group.
Every few days, the ISIS propaganda machine releases a new stomach-churning execution video, often showing off a new and depraved way to end someone's life.
Here's a recap of some of those executions, highlighting the group's vile evolution:
July 2014 -- The viciousness of ISIS was put on display right from the group's beginning. Photos emerged on social media of the beheadings of captured Syrian soldiers. Reports said as many as 75 were killed and their heads and bodies left on the streets of a nearby town as a warning.
Aug. 2014 -- The world really took notice after an Australian man went overseas to fight for ISIS and brought his seven-year-old son along, and photos surfaced of the boy holding a man's decapitated head.
Also this month, the beheading of American freelance journalist James Wright Foley raised the ire of the U.S. A video was posted of Foley in an orange jumpsuit, on his knees as an ISIS militant cuts off his head.
Autumn 2014 -- By this time, ISIS appeared to recognize the impact its executions were having beyond instilling fear in the local townsfolk. Videos -- far more slickly produced than the early ones -- started showing up more frequently on jihadi social media sites. And beheadings were no longer of one or two victims, but done en mass -- sometimes 10 or more at a time.
February 2015 -- ISIS posted a video that shows Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive in a cage. He's doused in accelerant and fire is thrown in. After he slowly burns to death, a bulldozer is seen covering the cage with rubble. The style of execution is intended to mimic the deaths of ISIS terrorists by western airstrikes.
June 2015 -- While beheadings still appear to be ISIS' preferred method of execution, a new video shows the group's descent into new horrific ways of killing people. The slickly produced video shows the execution of 16 prisoners -- five drown in a metal cage, four others are blown up when a rocket is fired at a car they were locked inside, and seven die from an explosive-filled rope tied around their necks. The video rewinds to repeatedly show the men's heads being blown off their bodies for chilling effect.
Also this month, reports from behind the front lines suggested the group crucified at least two children for not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. ISIS had previously issued its own reports of crucifixions, but the victims appeared to have been killed beforehand and then tied to poles or stakes to instil fear.
July 2015 -- A new video shows child soldiers forced to execute a group of more than 25 Syrian soldiers. The footage was shot on the stage of an ancient amphitheatre in the historical city of Palmyra, which ISIS had recently overrun. The children march the solders on stage, force them to kneel, then shoot them all in the back of the head -- every child soldier killing the man in front of him. ISIS is known for indoctrinating child soldiers -- "caliphate cubs," they call them.
Days later, the group releases a video of a child soldier -- no older than 12 years old -- beheading a Syrian prisoner and placing his head on his back.
August 2015 -- The latest video, complete with musical track, shows 10 "apostates" forced to kneel on freshly dug earth, each atop a freshly buried explosive. As the remaining guards run from the line of blindfolded prisoners, the explosives are detonated.
ISIS facts:
  • 60 countries are directly or indirectly waging war against ISIS
  • Despite starting out as an al-Qaida splinter group, the Taliban and al-Qaida have both since condemned ISIS and its savagery
  • ISIS has recruited as many as 20,000 terrorist soldiers from around the world, including Canada
  • Through extortion, theft, selling looted historic artifacts and donations, ISIS has hauled in billions of dollars to fund its reign of terror
  • It controls hundreds of square kilometres -- an area bigger than many countries
Canadian policies on ISIS
Conservative:
The government condemns the actions of ISIS every chance it gets. Last fall it voted to send jet fighters and soldier trainers overseas to assist in the fight against the group. In the spring, the mission was expanded to include sorties in Syria.
Stephen Harper: "We will deal with it for as long as it is there and we will not stop dealing with it before that."
Liberal:
The Liberals opposed airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, though many members weren't in lockstep. The party suggests soldiers sent to train Iraqis and more humanitarian aid would better serve Canada's interests.
Justin Trudeau: "Ten years ago we learned through the first Iraq war what happens when western troops get involved in combat. They don't necessarily, whether it's Libya, whether it's Iraq, it doesn't lead to the outcomes that people would responsibly like to see."
New Democrats:
The NDP also opposes the government's mission in Iraq and Syria. The party argues there has never been a clear UN mandate that gives Canada permission for the international mission. New Democrats have also been highly critical of what they see as the expansion of the mission -- reports of soldiers joining in combat on the ground -- without taking the issue back to Canadians first.
Tom Mulcair: "It's clear that this government has no plan and no long-term strategy, yet they're asking our women and men in uniform to shoulder the burden of their improvisation...The fact is, airstrikes will not work. You can't bomb (ISIS) and its ideology into oblivion. It doesn't work."
A scene from the latest ISIS video showing the execution of 10 prisoners by having them kneel above buried bombs that were then detonated. (Handout/Postmedia Network)

ISIS executions show a progression of depravity | World | News | Toronto Sun
 
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ISIS burns 4 hog-tied men alive in new video
Postmedia Network
First posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:19 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 31, 2015 12:37 PM EDT
ISIS set four captured Iraqi men on fire by hog-tying them upside down, hanging them from a pole, then burning them alive.
Once again, the savage execution was captured on video and shared on social media accounts friendly with the terror group as part of its propaganda and fear campaign.
The four men in orange jumpsuits introduce themselves on camera and are made to watch videos of other ISIS executions before they’re marched out to the desert, with chains around their wrists and ankles, to their fate.
After a man wearing camouflage and a mask explains how the men must be “punished with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed,” in accordance with the Qur’an, the men are next seen hanging, hog-tied from a pole.
A line of fuel leading to the men is lit on fire. It slowly makes its way to a line of fuel-soaked straw under the hanging men, setting the four alight to die agonizing deaths.
The latest ISIS video comes just two days after a similar brutal video was released by Shi’a militants.
The militants who are fighting ISIS filmed the brutal fighter known as Abu Azrael — the Angel of Death — hacking the flesh off an executed ISIS militant, who was also apparently burnt to death.
Swinging a sword at the charred body, the hulking, bald fighter says to the camera:
“ISIS, this will be your fate. We will cut you like shawarma.”
According to reports, the footage was taken in the Iraqi city of Baiji.
(Video screenshot)

ISIS burns 4 hog-tied men alive in new video | World | News | Toronto Sun
 
Locutus
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Canada’s humanitarian support for those affected by ISIS #elxn42 #munkdebate

 
AnnaG
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With Malice Toward Nun
by Nina Shea April 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Sister Diana wants to tell Americans about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in. Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe?

Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington — save one. The single delegate whose visitor visa was denied happens to be the group’s only Christian from Iraq.



Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena was informed on Tuesday by the U.S. consulate in Erbil that her non-immigrant-visa application has been rejected. The reason given in the denial letter, a copy of which I have obtained, is:

You were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the visa.

She told me in a phone conversation that, to her face, consular officer Christopher Patch told her she was denied because she is an “IDP” or Internally Displaced Person. “That really hurt,” she said. Essentially, the State Department was calling her a deceiver.

The State Department officials made the determination that the Catholic nun could be falsely asserting that she intends to visit Washington when secretly she could be intending to stay. That would constitute illegal immigration, and that, of course, is strictly forbidden. Once here, she could also be at risk for claiming political asylum, and the U.S. seems determined to deny ISIS’s Christian victims that status.

In reality, Sister Diana wanted to visit for one week in mid-May. She has meetings set up with the Senate and House foreign-relations committees, the State Department, USAID, and various NGOs. In support of her application, Sister Diana had multiple documents vouching for her and the temporary nature of her visit. She submitted a letter from her prioress, Sister Maria Hana. It attested that the nun has been gainfully employed since last February with the Babel College of Philosophy and Theology in Erbil, Kurdistan, and is contracted to teach there in the 2015–16 academic year.

She also submitted an invitation from her sponsors, two highly respected Washington-area institutions, the Institute for Global Engagement and former congressman Frank Wolf’s (R., Va.) 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. For good measure, she also had a letter of endorsement for her visit from Representative Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.).

The State Department wasn’t buying. It either thought that they were all in on a scheme by the nun or that Sister Diana was plotting to deceive her well-placed friends and supporters, as well as the U.S. government.

Until ISIS stormed into Qaraqosh last August, Sister Diana had a distinguished academic career and had been teaching an intensive course on spiritual direction at St. Ephrem Seminary, as well as English and peacemaking courses. She, along with the town’s 50,000 other, mostly Christian, residents, fled for their lives from ISIS during the second week of August. Since then, the 30-something religious woman has served as a spokesperson for this community, as well as for the over 100,000 other Christians driven into Kurdistan under the ISIS “convert or die” policy. Through this, she has become internationally known as a charismatic and articulate advocate for religious freedom and human rights. Mr. Wolf, who met her in Kurdistan a few months ago, explained, “We had hoped to facilitate her trip to the States so that she could speak with great candor, as is her custom, to policymakers. Perhaps just as significantly, we viewed her as a critical voice to awaken the church in the West to the suffering of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.”

But in the eyes of the U.S. consulate, she is just another Christian IDP. (Last October a delegation of IDP Yazidis were given U.S. visas to come to Washington to speak.)

Adding insult to injury: In its 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, issued this week, the State Department pledged that “every overseas post and domestic bureau will seek opportunities to engage religious leaders,” as part of its pursuit of countering “violent extremism.” Opportunities to engage with everyone, that is, except Catholic nuns in Iraq — all of whom are now IDPs.

— Nina Shea is director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

Read more at: With Malice Toward Nun | National Review Online

Obviously it is easier for some people to follow bureaucratic idiocies, er I mean idiosyncrasies, than actually use their heads to think with. Might as well use a machine or a robot with two rubber stamps, one saying "yes" and the other "no".

Personally, I think the way that we should treat wingnut fanatics like ISIS members is just as nasty or nastier than they treat people: no courts, no laws, no mercy, etc.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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