Sunday, February 1, 2015

Η Μέση Ανατολή εγγύτερα στα κεντρικά Βαλκάνια, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η  "όσμωση" Βαλκανίων και Μέσης Ανατολής και ειδικότερα σε θέματα ασφάλειας, συνεχίζεται με νεώτερα στοιχεία που προέρχονται από τις Αρχές της Βοσνίας-Ερζεγοβίνης αλλά και της Αυστρίας που δέχεται άμεσα τις επιπτώσεις.

Turkey Tries to Cover Up Arming of Al-Qaeda, by Ryan Mauro

The Turkish government, ostensibly a NATO 'ally,' has been forced to admit that its intelligence service funneled arms to Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. 

The Turkish government, ostensibly a NATO “ally,” has been forced to admit that its intelligence service funneled arms to Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. The so-called “moderate” Islamist government has been caught in a long cover-up and is threatening to shut down social media outlets that don’t block the reporting of the scandal.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Islam in Austria with a pan-European focus, by Ioannis Michaletos

The turmoil in the European states due to the return of Jihadists of ISIS from the Middle Eastern battlefields has resulted in a wide range of security measures aimed to curb the operational capabilities of those. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

French Prime Minister: 'I Refuse to Use This Term Islamophobia', by Jeffrey Goldberg

Manuel Valls argues that the charge of 'Islamophobia' is often used to silence critics of Islamism.

The prime minister of France, Manuel Valls, has emerged over the past tumultuous week as one of the West’s most vocal foes of Islamism, though he’s actually been talking about the threat it poses for a long while. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Egypt Warns of Muslim Brotherhood Organizations in U.S., by Ryan Mauro

 An Egyptian government website features a warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has a lobby in the U.S. disguised as civil society organizations. The United Arab Emirates has made similar statements and the U.S. Justice Department has confirmed the existence of a Muslim Brotherhood branch in America.

Who ordered the attack against Charlie Hebdo? by Thierry Meyssan

While many French react to the attack against Charlie Hebdo denouncing Islam and demonstrating in the streets, Thierry Meyssan points out that the jihadist interpretation is impossible. While it would be tempting for him to see it as an Al Qaeda or Daesh operation, he envisages another, much more dangerous hypothesis.

On January 7, 2015, commandos erupted in Paris, in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and murdered 12 people. 4 more victims are still in serious condition.
On the videos, the attackers are heard shouting "Allah Akbar! and "avenge Muhammad”. One witness, a Coco designer, said they proclaimed affiliation with al-Qaeda. That’s all it took for many French to denounce it as an Islamist attack.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Turkey-Hamas Nexus, by Jonathan Schanzer & David Andrew Weinberg

Last week, Israel’s Foreign Ministry praised Qatar for purportedly expelling Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal from Doha. The announcement came shortly after CNN cited reports from a Hamas news agency indicating that Meshaal was to be expelled and was probably headed to Turkey.  Within hours, however, CNN changed its story, issuing a correction on Twitter that read “sources close to Hamas—not news agency—say Qatar expelled Khaled Meshaal; Hamas official denies it.”