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Jenny Stanton, Daily Mail UK • Sat 2015 May 2, 7:43pm

• Hundreds of Yazidi prisoners have been killed near Mosul in northern Iraq
• About 40,000 were captured when Isis attacked Yazidi villages last summer

Amy Miller, Legal Insurrection • Thu 2015 Apr 30, 5:43pm

Earlier this week, I wrote on reports that the Nigerian military had managed to rescue hundreds of women and girls from now-defunct Boko Haram camps in northeastern Nigeria. Good news like that doesn’t come along every day—but maybe today is just a good week for hope, because almost 200 more women and children have been rescued in the Sambisa Forest area.

The 200 “Chibok” girls of #BringBackOurGirls fame do not appear to be among those rescued, but reports have not yet confirmed that. …

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Alan Caruba, Warning Signs • Wed 2015 Apr 29, 8:12pm

The Israelis will destroy several Iranian nuclear facilities and my educated guess is that they will do so before the end of this year. Israel has no margin of error when it comes to nuclear reactors in nations that threaten its existence.…

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield, WCCO CBS • Wed 2015 Apr 29, 1:07pm

Minneapolis-St Paul Intl Airport… As the officers were walking on the second level of the parking ramp, a vehicle deliberately drove at them. A press release states that police shot at the vehicle. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known. Authorities identified the suspect Sunday as 36-year-old Abdulkadir Sheikh Mahmoud. Once he’s out of the hospital, he’ll be facing aggravated assault charges.

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Ari Yashar, Israel Natl News • Wed 2015 Apr 29, 10:42am

Mortar Rounds on Golan Heights Were Fired by ISIS … 'Spillover' from Syria fired by ISIS group, after it conquers closest post to Israeli border yet just 1.5 miles away. …ISIS-linked Jaish al-Jihad has captured the border town of Qahtaniya in southern Quneitra province on the Syrian Golan, thereby taking up its closest position to Israel yet at a distance of just 2.5 to 3 kilometers (1.5-1.8 miles)…

Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Wed 2015 Apr 29, 9:51am

The Nigerian army says that it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women in the Sambisa Forest, but it could not confirm if any of those freed are the schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago. … now screening and profiling the girls and women.… [AP]

Blazing Cat Fur • Sat 2015 Apr 25, 1:53pm

Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia have arrested eleven members of a jihadist cell that was planning to behead a random person in Barcelona. …was actively recruiting jihadists for the Islamic State … also accused of planning to bomb public and private buildings in Catalonia, including a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona.…

Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline • Sat 2015 Apr 18, 1:34pm

…With Wal-Marts in several Jade Helm 15 states mysteriously closing for at least 6 months and the mystery now deeper as we learn of an underground Wal-Mart tunnel system project launched along with the Department of Homeland Security and NSA involving hundreds of stores and the creation of a system of underground tunnels throughout the country which they say were designed to 'further protect the homeland and ensure the safety of its' citizens in case of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks.'

We also learn here that the joint-venture tunnels will serve as conduits for national defense to rapidly move troops, supplies and armor throughout the nation between strategic locations in the southern portions of America. We can also imagine that if and when gun confiscations take place, human cattle will likely be moved through these tunnels.

Blazing Cat Fur • Sat 2015 Apr 18, 8:35am

Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event. Police arrested five suspects, including two 18-year-olds…

Judicial Watch • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 11:22pm

…Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region, but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise. A Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector were among the sources that confirmed to JW that ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas. The base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.…

Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna, CNN • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 10:30pm

Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday. Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea…

Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 10:27pm

…Photos of the black-clad, extremist ghouls smashing headstones in cemeteries in the key northern city of Mosul were posted Thursday online under the title "Leveling Graves and Erasing Pagan Symbols."…

Yaron Steinbuch, NY Post • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 10:25pm

An Ohio man who left the US a year ago to train with Islamic State jihadists was nabbed by the feds Thursday for allegedly plotting to unleash terror in the country… Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, of Columbus, left in April 2014 — two months after becoming a naturalized citizen — to train and fight with the extremists in Syria…

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Bradford Thomas, Truth Revolt • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 10:22pm

Police suspect Palestinian man deliberately rammed his car into Israeli pedestrians… resulted in the death of a 26-year-old Israeli man and the severe injury of an Israeli woman… took place at the same intersection of another act of terrorism…

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit • Tue 2015 Apr 7, 11:40am

…Boko Haram terrorist group slaughtered at least 24 Christians over offensive church hymns. The terrorists disguised as preachers and gathered residents at a mosque before shooting them dead….

Darren Boyle and Jenny Stanton, Daily Mail UK • Thu 2015 Apr 2, 3:56pm

The group raided the Garissa University campus shortly after 5am local time, overwhelming guards and murdering people they suspected of being a Christian.

The death toll rose to 147 tonight and the siege ended, according to the country's disaster response agency. A total of 79 were injured and 587 were led to safety. …

Mr Wetangula said he could hear the gunmen interrogating fellow students hiding inside their rooms about their religion.

He said: 'If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.' …

D, LDN, Defend the Modern World • Wed 2015 Apr 1, 2:02pm

…Having simmered and spat for over a decade now, Sunni-Shia hostilities seem to be rushing to the surface in every country in the Dar es Salaam. Despite the likely cost of a such civil war, no Western policy seems capable of arresting it, and the process has an energy detached from all economic or political consideration.

[Shias, Sunnis, and where we should stand]
Before looking at where we, in the West, should stand on all this, let us first look at the military, or civilizational balance between the two sides. …

Mark Piggott, Intl Business Times • Wed 2015 Apr 1, 1:58pm

A Coptic church being built to commemorate local victims of Isis in the southern Minya Province has been attacked by scores of young Muslims, some throwing petrol bombs. At least seven people were wounded, three of them seriously, the church and grounds damaged and a car burnt out.

The church was being built in the village of al-Our, where 13 of the 21 victims beheaded by Isis in Libya originated. Coptic citizens had bought suitable land, but the construction of the church was controversial, with some local Muslims objecting to its being built at the entrance to the village. …

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit • Thu 2015 Mar 26, 11:30pm

All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque. [Translated from German, from]

Dallas Franklin, KFOR • Wed 2015 Mar 25, 4:56pm

An Oklahoma man is accused of raping and assaulting three teens while holding them captive at his home over a span of two years. …shares the home with his parents. … [??!!??]

Baron Bodissey, Gates of Vienna • Sun 2015 Mar 22, 5:26pm

Islam has made serious inroads into South America. Hezbollah is know to be active there, particularly in the Tri-Border Area, and Venezuela has been working with Iran for decades. Narco-terrorists and Marxist groups in the region reportedly cooperate with Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror outfits to help smuggle pseudo-Latino operatives across the border between Mexico and the United States. …

"But now I fear that a new missile crisis will happen. Venezuela is getting closer and closer to Iran, and while it seems now to be nearing civil war, there is still the rest of ALBA (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América, Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America), Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina… they all could be the next Cuba, holding enemy nuclear weapons targeted at US Cities. …"

John Hall, Daily Mail (UK) • Sun 2015 Mar 22, 5:21pm

Barbaric Islamic State militants have dealt yet another blow to Christian history in Iraq by using explosives to destroy the 4th Century Mar Benham monastery.

The ancient building, built by Assyrian king Senchareb 1,600 years ago, stood in the Christian-dominated town of Bakhdida, just 20 miles south east of oil rich ISIS stronghold Mosul.…

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit • Sun 2015 Mar 22, 10:48am

Dozens of Muslim youths attacked police in Wood Green on Saturday.

Members of the Kurdish community clashed with pro-ISIS demonstrators at an Islamic Roadshow stall in High Road, Wood Green, yesterday at around 5pm. Radical Muslim activist Anjem Choudary was among groups hosting the pro-ISIS Islamic Roadshow stall. His followers started the riot when they attacked the Kurds.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit • Sun 2015 Mar 22, 10:46am

A synagogue in the London suburb of Stamford Hill was attacked by a group of approximately 20 youths Saturday night.

The youths, who yelled “we will kill you”, beat worshipers and vandalized property including tearing apart prayer books reported The Jerusalem Post.

Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Sun 2015 Mar 22, 10:45am

[Graphic shows from where in the world ISIS supporters tweet.]

Johnnie Moore, Fox News / Assyrian Intl News Agy • Sat 2015 Mar 21, 5:30pm

…Like so many Christians in Iraq and Syria who watched ISIS kidnap their leaders, burn their churches, sell their children, and threaten all others with conversion or beheading; the archbishop wonders how it is that these maniacs so easily took his home city this summer?

It is a good question.

Mosul is Iraq's second largest city and was once the home of Iraq's most vulnerable and persistent Christian community, tracing their lineage nearly to the time of Christ.

Now there are no Christians left.

All of this happened under the watchful eye of West, and while you'd hope that the humanitarian threat alone would have motivated the West to act, you would be certain that Mosul's strategic importance would do so. …

Neither proved true.

CNN on Twitter • Sat 2015 Mar 21, 10:02am

U.S. is evacuating roughly 100 special forces from Yemen as security situation deteriorates…

Naveena Kottoor, BBC • Wed 2015 Mar 18, 6:17pm

Nineteen people, including 17 foreign tourists, have been killed in a gun attack on the Bardo museum in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, the PM says.

Those killed included citizens from Japan, Italy, Colombia, Australia, France, Poland and Spain, PM Habib Essid said.

Two Tunisians, one a police officer, were also killed, he said.

Security forces killed two gunmen and were searching the surrounding area for accomplices

Inquisitr • Sun 2015 Mar 15, 5:06pm

ISIS has blown up a 10th century Chaldean Catholic church north of Mosul. The building that was located in the Ba’werah neighborhood on a hill north of Mosul. ISIS also bulldozed a nearby graveyard. … building was founded by the Assyrian Church of the East in the 10th century. The building was converted into a seminary by the Chaldean Catholic Church in 1846.

Breitbart • Sun 2015 Mar 15, 4:45pm

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers detonated themselves near two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside — killing 15 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country.

In the tense aftermath of the blasts, an angry Christian mob turned violent — blocking a major highway, burning cars, ransacking a bus terminal setting two people on fire who the mob suspected of involvement in the attacks. Christian demonstrators blocked roads in other major Pakistani cities as well.