Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Τζιχαντιστική προπαγάνδα στα Δυτικά Βαλκάνια, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η "αντιτρομοκρατική" εκστρατεία για την εκρίζωση των τζιχαντιστών στα Δυτικά Βαλκάνια δείχνει να χωλαίνει το τελευταίο διάστημα,ύστερα από μια σειρά συλλήψεων σημαντικών στελεχών που στήριζαν την αποστολή "εθελοντών" στη Συρία. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Islamic State Fighters are Moving Ever Closer Towards Israel, by Jonathan Spyer

Islamic State has suffered severe losses as a result of coalition air strikes in the last months. Over 1,000 of its fighters have been killed, and Kurdish peshmerga forces have driven the jihadists back on a wide front between the cities of Erbil and Mosul.
The terror movement has also failed to conquer the symbolic town of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) close to the Syrian-Turkish border (further south, Islamic State losses have been more modest and at least partially reversed).

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Modus Operandi of Jihadi Terrorists in Europe, by Petter Nesser and Anne Stenersen

This article provides the most thorough overview yet of how jihadis have plotted terrorist attacks in Europe. Drawing on a database of 122 incidents, we review trends in weapon types, attack types and target types in the period 1994–2013. The overall finding is that jihadi terrorism in Europe is becoming more discriminate in its targeting while attack types and weapons are becoming progressively more diverse. The most likely scenarios in the coming three to five years are bomb attacks and armed assaults against sub-national entities, communities and individuals. A majority of the terrorist attacks will be limited in scope, but mass-casualty terrorism cannot be excluded. Foreign fighters from Syria are likely to influence the threat level in Europe, but we do not expect them to alter patterns in modus operandi dramatically.

Key Words: Tactics, targeting, foreign fighters, Europe, jihadist terrorism networks

Perspectives on Terrorism is  a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

ISSN  2334-3745 (Online)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great Albania project via economic unification, by Ioannis Michaletos

The so-called "Great Albania" project, which is merely the unification of Albanian scattered populations in the Balkans, is being sought after by a variety of often conflicting in between them, nationalistic circles, with little chances of success. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Οι δρόμοι του τουρκικού μαύρου χρήματος στην Θράκη, του Κωνσταντίνου Τερζή

Η τουρκική πολυπρόσωπη επίθεση που δέχεται η Ελληνική Θράκη, έχει καταγραφεί με ικανοποιητική τα τελευταία χρόνια. Οι μορφές της «ήπιας ισχύος» που προσπαθεί να επιβάλει η Άγκυρα επί ελληνικού εδάφους, είναι μεν πολυπρόσωπες αλλά έχουν έναν κοινό παρονομαστή, το χρήμα. Χρήμα που συνδυαζόμενο με λάθη και παραλείψεις της ελληνικής πλευράς, ιδιαίτερα στην περίοδο της ελληνικής οικονομικής κρίσης αποκτά πολλαπλή ισχύ και λειτουργεί καταλυτικά στην δημιουργία μίας «εικόνας υπερισχύος» της Τουρκίας μέσα στην Ελληνική Θράκη.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Peshawar Attack: Sickening, but No Surprise, by Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, one of many al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups operating in the South Asian country, launched one of its more horrific attacks earlier today. A nine-man Taliban suicide assault team stormed a high school for the children of military personnel in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Armed with suicide vests and assault rifles, the squad fanned out across the school and executed everyone in its path. An estimated 145 people were killed, most of them students between the ages of 12 and 16.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AQ Leader’s Arrest Highlights Turkey’s Terror Problem, by Merve Tahiroglu

A joint U.S.-Turkish operation last month led to the capture of a senior Libyan al-Qaeda leader allegedly involved in the 2012 murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi. While the arrest highlights high-level U.S.-Turkish intelligence cooperation, it also raises serious questions over Turkey’s transformation into a terrorist hub.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rising trends in Greek Organized Crime sector, by Ioannis Michaletos

A synoptically overview of the rising trends of organized crime in Greece with regional implications, along with the state structures combating those. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Call in Congress to Sanction Turkey, Qatar for Terror Support, by Ryan Mauro

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Συνέδριο Ινστιτούτου ΕΛΙΣΜΕ, εισήγηση Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Συνέδριο ΕΛΙΣΜΕ (Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Στρατηγικών Μελετών), εισήγηση 28/11/2014




Παράνομη μετανάστευση και η πολιτική βίζας της Τουρκίας

Η Τουρκία τη τελευταία δεκαετία έχει προβεί σε αλλεπάλληλες "χαλαρώσεις" σε σχέση με τη πολιτική της θεώρησης των διαβατηρίων με αρκετές χώρες. 
Το αποτέλεσμα ήταν η εισδοχή πολύ μεγάλου αριθμού υπηκόων από τρίτες χώρες, οι οποίοι εν συνεχεία μετέβησαν στην Ελλάδα παρανόμως είτε μέσω των χερσαίων συνόρων είτε των θαλασσίων, πρακτική που συνεχίζεται έως τη σήμερον.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hamas’s Main Man from Turkey to Tehran, by Jonathan Schanzer & Grant Rumley

Israel filed a complaint with NATO in late November over Turkey’s role in supporting terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza. Specifically, Israel called out Turkey for harboring and supporting known Hamas officials. The complaint specifically mentions Salah al-Arouri, the head of Hamas’ armed wing in the West Bank, who has lived in Turkey since 2010. Arouri also claimed responsibility for this summer’s kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, an abduction that helped spark this summer’s war 50-day war in Gaza.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Δευτερεύουσες πτυχές δράσης των Τζιχαντιστών στα Βαλκάνια, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Αριθμός που δεν δύναται επακριβώς να προσδιοριστεί, αλλά ξεπερνά τα 100 άτομα, έχουν προμηθευτεί Βουλγαρικά διαβατήρια, προτού καταφύγουν στη Τουρκία και εν συνεχεία να μεταβούν στις ζώνες πολέμου σε Συρία-Ιράκ.

Λόγω της πολιτικής της Βουλγαρίας να χορηγεί αφειδώς Βουλγαρικά διαβατήρια σε Σκοπιανούς και λοιπούς θεωρούμενους απογόνους των Βουλγάρων, έχουν καταφέρει Αλβανοί Τζιχαντιστές από την ΠΓΔΜ, όσο και "Γκοράνοι" (Σλάβοι-Μουσουλμάνοι), από το Κόσοβο αλλά και από το Σάντζακ της Σερβίας να πάρουν τέτοια διαβατήρια. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Πώς αλλάζει το Μεγάλο Παιχνίδι, του Παντελή Σαββίδη

Οι δηλώσεις του Πούτιν για τον αγωγό South Stream και η συμφωνία με τον Ερντογάν για έκπτωση στην τιμή του φυσικού αερίου προς την Τουρκία φαίνονται, καταρχάς, αμυντικές κινήσεις, αλλά μάλλον πρόκειται για επιβεβλημένο ελιγμό του Ρώσου προέδρου.
Η πτώση της τιμής του πετρελαίου και το εμπάργκο προς τη Ρωσία επηρέασαν τη ρωσική οικονομία, αλλά είναι σίγουρο πως η ηγεσία της χώρας, όπως έκανε διαχρονικά, πλην της παρακμιακής περιόδου Γιέλτσιν, προτάσσει το γεωπολιτικό συμφέρον της χώρας έναντι του οικονομικού.

Caucasus Emirate Attacks Police, Press in Chechen Capital of Grozny, by Bill Roggio

Fighters from the Caucasus Emirate entered the Chechen capital of Grozny last night and launched a major assault on security forces and government buildings. The fighting, which lasted through the morning and is reported to have killed more than a dozen people, ended a relative lull in activity in the Russian Caucasus by the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Πλήγμα στους Βόσνιους Τζιχαντιστές στην Αυστρία, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Οι Βόσνιοι τζιχαντιστές και τα πολυπλόκαμα δίκτυα εξτρεμιστών από αυτή τη χώρα που εδρεύουν και ενεδρεύουν στην Αυστρία, δέχθηκαν ισχυρό πλήγμα μετά από μια σειρά συλλήψεων που συνδέεται ευθέως με το γενικότερο κλίμα κινητοποίησης των δiεθνών αρχών ενάντια στις πιθανές επιθέσεις τρομοκρατών σε διάφορες χώρες κατά το προσεχές διάστημα.

White House Label of Brotherhood as Non-Violent Patently False, by Ryan Mauro

Facts prove the Brotherhood's violent history. The White House itself has condemned the organization's calls to violence.

The White House has rejected a request to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, describing the group as non-violent. The statement is not only at odds with known facts; it’s at odds with statements made by the White House only one year ago.
The White House statement came in response to a petition with 200,000 signatures citing the Brotherhood’s history of violence and how its preachers, particularly Sayyid Qutb, have bred multitudes of terrorists. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates recently banned the Brotherhood as a terrorist group.
“We have not seen credible evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood has renounced its decades-long commitment to non-violence,” the White House said.
Yet, on July 8, 2013, the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “We also condemn the explicit calls to violence made by the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Tunisian Jihadist network, by Giovanni Giacalone

Italy has always been an appealing hideout for Tunisian jihadists during the years that Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was in power and that is mainly due to two reasons: the vicinity between the two countries, only about 140 km separate the Tunisian coast from Sicily and the possibility to disguise among the vast presence of Tunisians and North Africans in general.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Islamic State supporters advertise Sinai as jihadist destination, by Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls large portions of Iraq and Syria, and its supporters are marketing the Sinai as a destination for young recruits seeking to wage jihad.
On Nov. 10, the Sinai-based faction of Ansar Bayt al Maqdis (ABM), also known as Ansar Jerusalem, swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who heads the Islamic State. Shortly thereafter, ABM began marketing itself as the Islamic State's province in the Sinai.

Αιγύπτιος τρομοκράτης συνελήφθη στην Αλβανία,του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Ο Αιγύπτιος τρομοκράτης και διεθνώς καταζητούμενος, ονόματι Αλι Αχμέντ Ελσαγέντ Ελεζάμπι, συνελήφθη από τις Αλβανικές αρχές λίγο προτού δοκιμάσει να περάσει τους συνοριακούς σταθμούς προς την Ελλάδα. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jihadists tout training camps for children in Iraq and Syria, by Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss

The Islamic State, the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and Junud al Sham have been showcasing camps in Iraq and Syria that are being used to indoctrinate and train children to wage jihad. The groups have recently advertised a number of training facilities for children, including one located in Ninewa province in Iraq and others in Aleppo, in and around the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital of Raqqah, and other areas of Syria.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Islamic State Reshapes the Middle East, by George Friedman

Nuclear talks with Iran have failed to yield an agreement, but the deadline for a deal has been extended without a hitch. What would have been a significant crisis a year ago, replete with threats and anxiety, has been handled without drama or difficulty. This new response to yet another failure to reach an accord marks a shift in the relationship between the United States and Iran, a shift that can’t be understood without first considering the massive geopolitical shifts that have taken place in the Middle East, redefining the urgency of the nuclear issue.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Qatar and Terror, by Denis MacEoin

Although outwardly more liberal than the Saudis, the Qataris have surpassed them as financiers of extremism and terrorism.
U.S. officials reckon that Qatar has now replaced Saudi Arabia as the source of the largest private donations to the Islamic State and other al-Qaeda affiliates.
Qatar, the world's wealthiest country per capita, also has the unsavory reputation for the mistreatment and effective slavery of much of its workforce.
Leaders of Western states threatened by jihadi advances are happy to sit down with the largest financiers of terrorism in the world, offer them help, take as much money as they can, and smile for the cameras.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UK Salafist Group Linked to British ISIS Fighters,by Samuel Westrop

"Islamic radicals [are] hiding behind the scenes, influencing the minds of young people. ... Someone is persuading them, brainwashing them." — Ahmed Muthana, father of the jihadist Muthana brothers.
Mehdi Hassan is the fourth British man from the coastal city of Portsmouth to be killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria. Hassan was just 19 when he left with four friends for Syria in October 2013. They named themselves the "Britani Brigade Bangladeshi Bad Boys." Four of the five have been killed.
Much of the media has, over the last few years, attempted to explain why British Muslims are being radicalized, and why some wish to fight for a terror group known and feared for its brutality.

Some commentators blame the darker corners of the internet; some point to the supposed glamour and glory of war, and others attribute part of the blame to "government policy" and the "persecution" felt by British Muslims living in a country allegedly full of "anti-Islamic feeling."

Those concerned with the practical workings of radicalization, however, look to the initial involvement of Western recruits to ISIS with extremist preachers and organizations. Even while crediting the allure of the internet, it seems improbable that anyone would join a cult or extremist group without some encouragement or introduction.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Σημαντικές βομβιστικές επιθέσεις στην Αθήνα μεταξύ 2010-2014, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η Αθήνα κατέχει  Πανευρωπαϊκό ρεκόρ στις βομβιστικές επιθέσεις με σημαντική ποσότητα εκρηκτικής/εύφλεκτης ύλης από τις τοπικές τρομοκρατικές ομάδες, στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις δίχως θύματα.

Η παρακάτω λίστα περιέχει τις πιο σημαντικές από αυτές.

Η Επέκταση του Ισλαμικού Χαλιφάτου, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

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Στις 10 Νοεμβρίου μια μερίδα Τζιχαντιστών της Αλγερίας, της Λιβύης, της Αιγύπτου, της Σαουδικής Αραβίας και της Υεμένης έδωσαν όρκο πίστης και υποταγής στον αυτοαποκαλούμενο χαλίφη του «Ισλαμικού Κράτους» Αμπού Μπακρ Αλ Μπαγκντάντι διαψεύδοντας κατά αυτόν τον τρόπο έμμεσα τις φήμες που κυκλοφόρησαν προ δεκαημέρου ότι ο «χαλίφης» τραυματίστηκε θανάσιμα από τις αεροπορικές επιδρομές των ΗΠΑ και των συμμάχων τους.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Analysis: Islamic State snuff videos help to attract more followers, by Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot that controls large portions of Iraq and Syria, has claimed to have beheaded yet another Western hostage, along with more than a dozen captured Syrian soldiers. In a newly-released video, a henchman for the group stands over what appears to be the severed head of Peter Kassig, a former US Army Ranger turned aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria in late 2013.
From the Islamic State's perspective, such videos serve multiple purposes. They are meant to intimidate the organization's enemies in the West and elsewhere, show defiance in the face of opposition, and to convince other jihadists that Baghdadi's state is the strong horse. Al Qaeda, the Islamic State's rival, long ago determined that graphic beheading videos do more harm than good for the jihadists' cause, as they turn off more prospective supporters than they earn. But the Islamic State has clearly come to the opposite conclusion, cornering the market on savagery.

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Sunni Hezbollah? by Jonathan Spyer

Jabhat al-Nusra, like the Lebanse Shi'ite organization, is emerging as a movement that combines uncompromising jihadi ideology with tactical flexibility. Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamist group which constitutes al-Qaida's "official franchise" in Syria, this week carried out a successful offensive against Western-backed rebel militias in northern Syria. Key areas were captured.
Islamic State and its activities further east continue to dominate Western media reporting on the war in Syria. But in northwest Syria, Lebanon and the area immediately east of the Golan, it is Nusra which is becoming the main Sunni jihadi force on the ground.
There are significant differences in the praxis of these two movements, despite their near-identical ideological stances. Islamic State prefers to rule by straightforward terror – see its slaughter of 322 members of the Albu Nimr tribe north of Ramadi this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Coalition Divided Over Goals, by Thierry Meyssan

Washington seems to have abandoned its Levant remodeling map for another. However, the failure of the first project and the strength of the Syrian people do not bode well for the implementation of this new plan. Thierry Meyssan reviews the adjustments it requires and the division it has created within the coalition: on one side, the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, on the other, France and Turkey.

United Arab Emirates publishes list of terrorist organisations

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cabinet has endorsed a list of terrorist organisations in line with the Federal Law No.7 for 2014 on combating terrorist crimes.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Can Islamic State Survive without Baghdadi? by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

In the wake of US-led air strikes on an Islamic State (IS) convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday, media have been awash with rumours that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed or injured.
The apparent silence of IS sources on the issue could be evidence that something has happened to al-Baghdadi. But there was a similar lack of official IS denial of rumours that the group's spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, had been killed in air strikes earlier this year - something that later turned out to be unfounded.
A Twitter account purportedly belonging to Adnani has claimed Baghdadi should be on his way to a speedy recovery, but the account is almost certainly fake, as it refers to Adnani in the third person at one point. Were it real, Twitter would have deleted it some time ago, having cracked down on all traces of an official IS presence on its platform.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Analysis: CENTCOM Draws Misleading Line Between Al Nusrah Front and Khorasan Group, by Bill Roggio & Thomas Joscelyn

US Central Command [CENTCOM] attempted to distinguish between the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and the so-called Khorasan Group in yesterday's's press release that detailed airstrikes in Syria.
CENTCOM, which directs the US and coalition air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, denied that the five airstrikes targeted "the Nusrah Front as a whole" due to its infighting with the Syrian Revolutionaries' Front, but instead claimed the attacks were directed at the Khorasan Group.
"These strikes were not in response to the Nusrah Front's clashes with the Syrian moderate opposition, and they did not target the Nusrah Front as a whole," CENTCOM noted in its press release.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ισλαμοποίηση των Σκοπίων σε πλήρη εξέλιξη, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η διαδικασία "Ισλαμοποίησης" των Σκοπίων-ΠΓΔΜ, βρίσκεται σε πλήρη εξέλιξη, ταυτόχρονα με την "Ντε Φάκτο" Αλβανοποίηση της χώρας.

Πλήρης κατάλογος διεθνών Ισλαμικών ΜΚΟ που ελέγχονται από τη Τουρκία-Μέρος 2ο-, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Παρουσιάζονται τα "πρόσωπα-κλειδιά" σε συνάρτηση με την προηγούμενη ανάρτηση των ελεγχόμενων από τη Τουρκία ΜΚΟ.

Όπως αναφέρθηκε, υπάρχει άμεση αλληλεξάρτηση με τα δίκτυα της Μουσουλμανικής Αδελφότητας (Μ.Α.)

Πλήρης κατάλογος διεθνών Ισλαμικών ΜΚΟ που ελέγχονται από τη Τουρκία-Μέρος 1ο-, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Ο κάτωθι κατάλογος-λίστα περιλαμβάνει τις Ισλαμικές Μ.Κ.Ο.που ελέγχονται από τη Τουρκία και ειδικότερα από το κυβερνών κόμμα Α.Κ.Π. με βάση την πλεύση και τη συμμαχία που έχει χαράξει με την "Μουσουλμανική Αδελφότητα" (Μ.Α.) σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Obama administration and its links to Islamism, by Giovanni Giacalone

The so-called "Arab Spring" had its start between December 2010 and January 2011; since then the Middle East and North Africa have been at the center of major social and political changes that in many cases ended up in total chaos and war, as it is still nowadays in Syria and Libya and with important repercussions in Lebanon, Iraq, Tunisia and Egypt.
The United States gave full support to those branches of political Islam linked to the Muslim Brotherhood such as the FJP in Egypt, Ennahda in Tunisia, while in Syria the Islamist group was trying to establish their own militia and gain influence in the armed struggle against Assad. [1] [2]
According to Gulf News sources, the US have been maintaining close relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, organization that is banned in Russia since 2003 due to its links to Chechen terrorists in the Caucasus and that has also recently been banned in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Jihadi Connection between Sinai, Gaza and Islamic State, by Jonathan Spyer

What kind of relations do the jihadists of northern Sinai and Gaza have with Islamic State, and with Hamas? Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month national emergency this week, following the killing of over 31 Egyptian soldiers in a suicide car bombing carried out by jihadists in northern Sinai.
No organization has issued an authoritative claim of responsibility for the bombing, but it comes amid a state of open insurgency in northern Sinai, as Egyptian security forces battle a number of jihadist organizations. Most prominent among these groups are Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen; the attack on the Sinai military base came a few days after an Egyptian court sentenced seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis to death for carrying out previous attacks on the army.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Λαθρεμπόριο όπλων, Βοσνία-Τουρκία-Ισλαμικό κράτος, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η Βοσνία-Ερζεγοβίνη, αποτελεί εδώ και έτη τον "ελέφαντα στο δωμάτιο" που πολλοί δείχνουν ότι δεν βλέπουν σε ότι αφορά στα θέματα της Ισλαμικής τρομοκρατίας στην Ευρώπη και ευρύτερα.  

Islamization trends in the Balkans, by Ioannis Michaletos

The current snapshot of the Islamization process in the Balkans is of interesting nature nowadays, by taking into account the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the vicious war ignited by the "ISIS-Islamic State" in the Middle East. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Η Αλ-Κάιντα κηρύσσει τον πόλεμο και στην Κίνα, του Κωνσταντίνου Παντελή

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Αυτή την εβδομάδα, ο οργανισμός μέσων ενημέρωσης Αλ-Σαχάμπ, το κυριότερο όργανο προπαγάνδας της Αλ-Κάιντα, κυκλοφόρησε το πρώτο τεύχος του Resurgence, του νέου αγγλόφωνου περιοδικού της. Το περιοδικό δίνει μεγάλη έμφαση στην περιοχή της Ασίας και του Ειρηνικού γενικότερα, με χαρακτηριστικά άρθρα σχετικά με την Ινδία και το Μπαγκλαντές, καθώς και άλλα σχετικά με το Αφγανιστάν και το Πακιστάν.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Οι Τζιχαντιστές «μοναχικοί λύκοι» απειλή και για την Ελλάδα; του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

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Την περασμένη εβδομάδα γίναμε μάρτυρες μιας διπλής επίθεσης Τζιχαντιστών «μοναχικών λύκων» στον Καναδά με τραγικό αποτέλεσμα το θάνατο δύο ανυποψίαστων στρατιωτών και τον τραυματισμό ενός τρίτου. Οι δύο τζιχαντιστές «μοναχικοί λύκοι» ήταν προσήλυτοι στο εξτρεμιστικό Ισλάμ και ο μεν πρώτος (Martin Coutere-Rouleau) χρησιμοποιώντας το αυτοκίνητό του ως φονικό όπλο χτύπησε δύο στρατιωτικούς σκοτώνοντας τον έναν και τραυματίζοντας τον άλλο ο δε δεύτερος (Michael Zehaf-Bibeau) λίγες μέρες αργότερα σκότωσε έναν φρουρό στο μνημείο του άγνωστου στρατιώτη στην Οτάβα και ύστερα επιχείρησε να εισβάλει στο Καναδικό κοινοβούλιο σκορπώντας τον τρόμο πριν εξουδετερωθεί από τις δυνάμεις ασφαλείας.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For Ankara, is massacre a policy option? by Thierry Meyssan

Is the new alliance between Turkey and France concerned only with economic issues, to wit entry into the European Union, or is it purely political? In this case, must Paris provide cover for Ankara whatever the policy? Does this support go as far as genocide?
For the second time, the Obama administration has called Turkey into question for its support of the Islamic Emirate (Daesh). First, October 2, Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, in a speech at the Kennedy School at Harvard. [1] Then on October 23, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, David S. Cohen, before the Carnegie Foundation [2]. Both accused Ankara of supporting the jihadis and selling the oil they steal in Iraq and Syria.
In the face of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s denials, Biden had apologized. The Turkish government had allowed the PKK to come to the aid of Kobané Syrian Kurds besieged by Daesh. Alas! the behavior of Ankara was not convincing and Washington renewed its accusations.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Δίκτυο Τούρκο-Ισλαμιστών σε Βαλκανικό έδαφος, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Το κράτος των Σκοπίων,πρόσφατα επιπλήχθηκε από τον ανώτερο Αμερικανό διπλωμάτη, Robert Bradke που είναι αρμόδιος σε θέματα τρομοκρατίας και θρησκευτικού φανατισμού στο Στέιτ Ντιπάρτμεντ και περιοδεύει την περιοχή, σε ότι αφορά τη "χαλαρή" του στάση απέναντι στο φαινόμενο αποστολής Τζιχαντιστών στη Μέση Ανατολή.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Οι εξτρεμιστές-Ισλαμιστές σύνδεσμοι Βιέννης & Σεράγεβο, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Στη Βιέννη κατοικοεδρεύουν εδώ και έτη μέλη ακραίων Ισλαμιστικών οργανώσεων Βοσνίων-Μουσουλμάνων που έχουν παίξει σημαντικότατο ρόλο,τόσο στη διάδοση των ιδεών τους σε όλα τα Δυτικά Βαλκάνια, όσο και στην ενίσχυση Μεσανατολικών οργανώσεων μέσω προπαγάνδας, στρατολόγησης, οικονομικής ενίσχυσης και ως Τζιχαντιστές στα μέτωπα της Συρίας και του Ιράκ.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Οι Τζιχαντιστές απειλή για την Ελλάδα και την Ε.Ε, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

 Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Η κλιμάκωση των εχθροπραξιών στη Συρία και το Ιράκ ως αποτέλεσμα της στρατιωτικής επέλασης του Ισλαμικού Κράτους και των αεροπορικών βομβαρδισμών των ΗΠΑ και της συμμαχίας των «προθύμων» έχει οδηγήσει τους τελευταίους μήνες σε σημαντική αύξηση του κύματος των προσφύγων και μεταναστών από τις χώρες αυτές προς την Ελλάδα και την Ε.Ε. Ανησυχία προκαλεί στις Ελληνικές Αρχές Ασφαλείας (ΕΛ.ΑΣ, Ε.Υ.Π) το ενδεχόμενο να εισέλθουν ή να έχουν εισέλθει στη χώρα μας και Τζιχαντιστές υποδυόμενοι τους πρόσφυγες.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Austria: Civil Law vs. Sharia Law, by Soeren Kern

Austria has emerged as a major base for radical Islam and as a central hub for European jihadists to fight in Syria.
The proposed revisions would, among other changes, regulate the training and hiring of Muslim clerics, prohibit the foreign funding of mosques, and establish an official German-language version of the Koran to prevent its "misinterpretation" by Islamic extremists.
Muslims would be prohibited from citing Islamic sharia law as legal justification for ignoring or disobeying Austrian civil laws.
Leaders of Austria's Muslim community counter that the contemplated new law amounts to "institutionalized Islamophobia."
Official statistics show that nearly 60% of the inhabitants of Vienna are immigrants or foreigners. The massive demographic and religious shift underway in Austria, traditionally a Roman Catholic country, appears irreversible.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Egyptian Gov't Says ISIS Came from Muslim Brotherhood, by Ryan Mauro

Egyptian President El-Sisi is forcefully arguing that the U.S. is erring in focusing only on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda. 

The Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments says that the Islamic State terrorist group (also known as ISIS or ISIL) was birthed from the Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to an October 13 report  in an Egyptian newspaper called the Seventh Day.
Other Egyptian leaders have made the case in recent days that the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist terrorist groups belong in the same category as the Islamic State. The Egyptian government has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian branch, Hamas, as terrorist groups.
According to the report, Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said that the Muslim Brotherhood is the progenitor of the Islamic State and similar terrorist groups. He accused the Brotherhood of disrupting education at Egyptian universities and said the group is harmful to Islam.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Shia-Sunni war Reaches Lebanon, by Jonathan Spyer

[Published by the Jerusalem Post under the title "New opponents, new challenges in the Middle East"]

Hezbollah is under pressure as the consequences of its ongoing intervention in Syria have come back to bite the terrorist organization.
There are increasing indications that the sectarian war raging in Iraq and Syria is now moving irrevocably into Lebanon.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Οι πρώτοι Έλληνες Ομογενείς θύματα της Ουκρανικής κρίσης, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

 Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Πριν από δυόμιση μήνες περίπου είχαμε γράψει ένα άρθρο[1], όπου προειδοποιούσαμε την Ελληνική κοινή γνώμη και την πολιτική ηγεσία του ΥΠΕΞ για τους κινδύνους που διατρέχει η Ελληνική Ομογένεια της Ουκρανίας από την παρατεινόμενη Ουκρανική κρίση και την εμπόλεμη κατάσταση που επικρατεί στο Ανατολικό τμήμα της χώρας με τις ένοπλες συγκρούσεις μεταξύ των κυβερνητικών δυνάμεων του Κίεβου και των Ρωσόφωνων αυτονομιστών ανταρτών.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

German, Saudi, and Turkish Islamic State fighters launch complex suicide attack, by Bill Roggio

The Islamic State has claimed a deadly, complex suicide attack in a town north of Baqubah in Iraq's Diyala province that killed at least 25 people.
The suicide attack in Diyala took place today in the town of Qara Qubah, and targeted a government complex. Reuters reported that the attack was executed using three car bombs driven by suicide bombers, and 25 people, including civilians and troops, were killed and more than 60 were wounded.
The Islamic State claimed that the attack was carried out by three foreign fighters: Abu Sarah al Almani, from Germany; Abu Muhammad al Jazrawi, from Saudi Arabia; and Abu Turab al Turki, from Turkey, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which obtained and translated three statements from the group that were released on Twitter. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Turkey: Jihad-Lite,by Burak Bekdil

Turkish and U.S. officials are now planning to push the "moderates" onto the battlefield. The "moderates" -- Islamists featuring lighter shades of jihad -- will be trained at a military base in Turkey to specialize in bombing, subversion and ambush, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, and expected to fight Islamists featuring darker shades of jihad.
The "moderates" are a potential threat to Western security interests. They are potential allies of Turkey's Islamists.
If Turkey had not funded and armed ISIS in the hope that it would bring Assad's downfall, none of this would have happened.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani? by Jonathan Spyer

 WARNING: This post contains images which some readers may find disturbing. Caution is advised.

The fate of Kobani city now hangs in the balance, as around 9000 fighters of the Islamic State organization close in on the Kurdish held area. The current IS assault on the Kobani enclave was not the first attempt by the jihadis to destroy the Kurdish-controlled area.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Η περίπτωση του "Τσετσένου της Χίου",του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η εφημερίδα "Καθημερινή" στο Κυριακάτικο φύλλο της με την υπογραφή του έγκριτου δημοσιογράφου Γιάννη Σουλιώτη, παρουσιάζει μια ιστορία που διαπλέκεται άμεσα με τρία σημαντικότατα ζητήματα των ημερών και αυτά είναι το μεταναστευτικό, η διεθνή τρομοκρατία (Τζιχαντιστές) και οι διμερείς σχέσεις της Ελλάδος με τη Ρωσία.

Παραπομπή άρθρου: http://www.kathimerini.gr/787715/gallery/epikairothta/ellada/giati-perase-sthn-ellada-o-sklhros-tsetsenos

Gang Rapes, 'Junior Jihadists' and Runaway Sharia, by Soeren Kern

"Islam is a religion of peace and has nothing to do with the ideology of our enemies." — Home Secretary Theresa May, on the beading of David Haines by IS in Syria.
The documentary did not shed light on why the British government continues to allow Sharia law to take precedence over UK law by tolerating polygamy.
"You've got an eight, nine, 10-year-old child playing those kind of violent games with heads blowing off and limbs blowing off. What kind of mentality is that kid going to have?" — Convicted terrorist Shahid Butt blaming video games for radicalization of Muslim youth.
"Gangs raping children get let off and ignored, people making comments about it get chased down and treated more severely than the rapists." — Angry citizen in South Yorkshire
Islam-related issues were widespread in Britain during the month of September 2014. What follows is a summary of the main stories, presented in three broad themes.

ISIS is a scenario to destroy Russia

The UN Security Council unanimously, which is a rare occasion during the recent years, adopted a resolution on the fight against terrorism. Pravda.Ru interviewed executive secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Araik Stepanyan, about old and new threats in the Middle East and in the whole world.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ISIS: Can the West Win Without a Ground Game?, by Jonathan Spyer

The United States and its allies have launched a military campaign whose stated goal is, in the words of President Barack Obama, to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State (I.S., also known as ISIS or ISIL) established by Sunni jihadis in a contiguous land area stretching from western Iraq to the Syrian-Turkish border.
As the aerial campaign begins in earnest, many observers are wondering what exactly its tactical and strategic objectives are, and how they will be achieved. A number of issues immediately arise.
Any state—even a provisional, slapdash, and fragile one like the jihadi entity now spreading across Iraq and Syria—cannot be "destroyed" from the air. At a certain point, forces on the ground will have to enter and replace the I.S. power. It is not yet clear who is to play this role—especially in the Islamic State's heartland of Raqqa province in Syria.

Radical Islamic subversion and conversion outline, by Ioannis Michaletos

A synopsis of the basic outline of subversion by radical-extremist Islamist groups in Europe,as well as, the overall situation regarding the motivations for conversion to the radical ideology. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Turkey comes too close to its own disintegration, by Lyuba Lulko

Turkey and Europe have witnessed violent protests of the Kurds who, according to Turkish and Western media, are extremely concerned about the activities of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan in Syria. The West had been pedaling the creation of the Kurdish state with a view to finally solve the problem of Bashar al-Assad. Yet, Recep Erdogan stood on the way. The Turkish PM is facing a dilemma: either to preserve the integrity of the state or ruin relations with ISIL.

Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?, by Jonathan Schanzer

The Kurdish town of Kobane in western Syria is under siege by the Islamic State. A U.S.-led coalition has hit at the jihadists sieging Kobane—with 13 strikes on Wednesday and Thursday—but bombs alone may not suffice. It is the Turkish military, whose tanks are currently sitting on the Syrian border, that may be in the best position to save stave off a mass slaughter. But the Turks refuse to join the fight, even though the Turkish Parliament voted on Oct. 2 to deploy the Turkish army to fight in Iraq and Syria, and to allow foreign troops on Turkish soil. A week after the vote, Turkey has not participated in any U.S.-led operations against the Islamic State.

Friday, October 10, 2014

ISIS: All the things that nobody told you, by Giovanni Giacalone

The US President Barrack Obama admitted during a CBS interview that the United States underestimated the opportunity that a war-torn Syria would provide for the comeback of extremist militant groups. He defined Iraq and Syria as "ground zero for jihadists around the world".
According to Obama, the head of the Us intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that they underestimated what had been going on in Syria. [1]
At the beginning of September Obama had also claimed that "the war on ISIS would last at least 3 years" and a few weeks later the Senate passed a bill authorizing Obama to begin arming "moderate" rebels in Syria as part of a plan to step up the US military campaign against ISIS militants.
The bill allocates $500 million not only to the arming and training of Syrian rebels, but also to the expansion of US military action in Iraq. Included in the bill is also the extension of US government funding until December 11.
In the meantime the coalition, which includes the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, have begun the airstrikes against Isis targets in Syria and Iraq. 

Western Fear of Angering Turkey Leaves Besieged Kurdish Town at Mercy of Islamic State, by Jonathan Spyer

The fate of the Kurdish enclave in Kobani appears to be sealed. The greater part of the formerly Kurdish-ruled area has already fallen to the forces of Islamic State. Some 9,000 Islamic State fighters are positioned close to the last remaining redoubt – Kobani city itself. The black flag of the Sunni Islamists is already flying in three neighborhoods of the city.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ΗΠΑ κατά Τζιχαντιστών: Έχουν το Διεθνές Δίκαιο με το μέρος τους; του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

 Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Στο σημερινό μας άρθρο θα εξετάσουμε αν και κατά πόσον η στρατιωτική επέμβαση των ΗΠΑ και της Δύσης με την υποστήριξη ορισμένων Αραβικών κρατών κατά των Τζιχαντιστών του Ισλαμικού Κράτους (IS-ISIS) και του Μετώπου Αλ-Νούσρα στη Συρία και το Ιράκ είναι συμβατή με το Διεθνές Δίκαιο και τη Θεωρία του Δίκαιου Πολέμου.
Σύμφωνα με τη Θεωρία του Δίκαιου Πολέμου (Just War Theory) για να χαρακτηριστεί ένας πόλεμος δίκαιος ως προς τη κήρυξη και διεξαγωγή του θα πρέπει να πληροί ορισμένα κριτήρια: δίκαια υπόθεση, νόμιμη δικαιοδοσία, καλές προθέσεις, πιθανότητα επιτυχίας, έσχατο μέσο και αναλογικότητα. Ας δούμε όμως συνοπτικά τι σημαίνουν τα προαναφερθέντα κριτήρια και ας εξετάσουμε αν η στρατιωτική επέμβαση των ΗΠΑ και της Δύσης πληροί τα κριτήρια αυτά.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Η εμβέλεια των Ισλαμιστικών τρομοκρατικών οργανώσεων στα Βαλκάνια, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Απαρχής της δεκαετίας του '90 και των πολέμων στην πρώην Νοτιοσλαβία, το φαινόμενο των Μουτζαχεντίν ή Τζιχαντιστών επεκτάθηκε σε σημείο που μπορεί οποιοσδήποτε αντικειμενικός παρατηρητής να σημειώσει ευκρινώς την παγκόσμια διάσταση και σημασία των εγκατεστημένων στα Βαλκάνια τρομοκρατών.

Beyond The Islamic State: Iraq's Sunni Insurgency, by Sinan Adnan with Aaron Reese

The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) is not the only violent group opposed to the government of Iraq. Groups ranging from Salafist-jihadist to Sunni nationalist have also been mobilized against Baghdad since at least 2013. They remain a threat to the government even if ISIS is removed, especially if the core concerns of Iraqi Sunnis remain unaddressed by the Iraqi government. The primary grievances of most Iraqi Sunnis include the integration of Shi‘a militias into the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), attacks by the ISF in Sunni civilian areas, and political exclusion in Baghdad.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: The Prize and Peril of Kirkuk, by Reva Bhalla

In June 1919, aboard an Allied warship en route to Paris, sat Damat Ferid Pasha, the Grand Vizier of a crumbling Ottoman Empire. The elderly statesman, donning an iconic red fez and boasting an impeccably groomed mustache, held in his hands a memorandum that he was to present to the Allied powers at the Quai d'Orsay. The negotiations on postwar reparations started five months earlier, but the Ottoman delegation was prepared to make the most of its tardy invitation to the talks. As he journeyed across the Mediterranean that summer toward the French shore, Damat Ferid mentally rehearsed the list of demands he would make to the Allied powers during his last-ditch effort to hold the empire together.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Qatar and Saudi Arabia 'have ignited time bomb by funding global spread of radical Islam', by David Blair

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have ignited a "time bomb" by funding the global spread of radical Islam, according to a former commander of British forces in Iraq.
General Jonathan Shaw, who retired as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff in 2012, told The Telegraph that Qatar and Saudi Arabia were primarily responsible for the rise of the extremist Islam that inspires Isil terrorists.

Behind the anti-terror alibi, the gas war in the Levant, by Thierry Meyssan

Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes. The United States say they want to destroy the Islamic Emirate which they created and which performs for them the ethnic cleansing necessary to its plan for the remodeling of the "Broader Middle East". Stranger still, they say they want to fight in Syria alongside the moderate opposition which is composed of the same jihadists. Finally, they destroyed Rakka buildings that had been evacuated two days earlier by the Islamic Emirate. For Thierry Meyssan, behind these apparent contradictions the gas war continues.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chechen unit from Islamic State reportedly fighting at Kobane, by Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss

In a video released by 'Amaq News, an unofficial news organization affiliated with the Islamic State, several Russian-speaking fighters are shown taking positions overlooking the Kurdish city of Kobane (or Ayn al Arab in Arabic). The fighters, according to the video's title, are Chechen and more than likely belong to a group loyal to Omar al Shishani, a senior military leader in the Islamic State. The Islamic State has been battling forces from the PKK-linked People's Protection Units, or YPG, for control of the Syrian town. [See Threat Matrix report, Islamic State advances near Kobane.]

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Islamic State beheads another Brit, threatens American aid worker, by Bill Roggio

The Islamic State carried through on its Sept. 13 threat to execute British aid worker Alan Henning if Britain did not cease airstrikes against the jihadist group. Afterward, the jihadist group threatened to kill a former US Army Ranger who was captured while running an aid group in Syria.
Today the Islamic State released a short video that showed the execution of Henning. The video opens with a news clip that announces Britain's involvement in US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State. After the news video is played, the words "Another message to America and its allies" is displayed.

Jihadists launch multiple suicide bombings in Libya, by Caleb Weiss

The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council has taken responsibility for a series of suicide bombings in and around the restive city of Benghazi yesterday that targeted forces loyal to former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar. The attacks killed dozens of Libyan soldiers at the Benina International Airport and four more in a separate attack on a checkpoint in Qubah, east of Benghazi.
Al Arabiya reported that "two cars loaded with explosives targeted a military checkpoint near Benina International Airport in Benghazi." According to Al Jazeera, the airport houses "heavy weaponry" which the militants are fighting to obtain. Al Jazeera also claims that up to "four separate suicide attacks targeted the Benina air base." Following the suicide bombings, heavy clashes occurred near the airport, with government airstrikes allegedly being used in defense.

Η αποχριστιανοποίηση της Ευρώπης και η ιδιωτική επίσκεψη του κ.Τσίπρα στο Βατικανό, του Γεωργίου Δίελλα

Η επίσκεψη του προέδρου του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στο Βατικανό και η επίσης ιδιωτική συνάντησή του με τον προκαθήμενο της Καθολικής Εκκλησίας, επιχειρήθηκε από την Κουμουνδούρου να εμφανισθεί ως ιστορικής σημασίας και ως ενδεικτική της διεθνούς αναγνώρισης και εμβέλειας του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και του αρχηγού του.
Η αλήθεια γι’ αυτήν την ανεπίσημη επίσκεψη, είναι εντελώς διαφορετική. Στο επίσημο πρόγραμμα του Ποντίφικα όπως αυτό αποτυπώνεται στην ιστοσελίδα του Βατικανού και στην επίσημη Υπηρεσία ενημέρωσης Vatican Information Service, η συνάντηση του κ. Τσίπρα με τον Πάπα, απουσιάζει. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

The New "Moderates": ISIS Fig Leaf for Other Extremists, by Samuel Westrop

The emergence of ultra-violent groups in the Middle East has allowed non-violent extremist groups in the West to claim an undeserved moral credibility. ISIS is the ideal fig-leaf. Even al-Qaeda, by comparison, now looks "moderate."
Many of those Muslim groups that condemned ISIS have a long history of promoting extremism themselves. It turns out, for example, that senior officials at Al Muntada Trust -- which recently published a statement condemning ISIS, signed by nine other Islamic organizations -- have worked closely with Nabil al-Awadi, a "key financier" of ISIS.

Jihad in Syria and the “Balkanic connection”, by Giovanni Giacalone

When analyzing  the links between Isis and countries like Italy and Austria one evident common denominator that emerges is the so called “Balkanic  connection”, which means that in both these countries a conspicuous role on jihadist propaganda and recruitment is covered by radical networks runt by individuals from the Balkans, especially Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In some way we could draw a parallel with the “Milan-Vienna-Sarajevo” triangle that became well-known in the 90’s during the civil war in Bosnia, when hundreds of foreign fighters, mainly from Arab countries, who joined the Mujahid unit, found financial and logistical support in the two European cities on their way to fight in Bosnia.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Απειλή των Τζιχαντιστών στο Κόσοβο, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Το Κοσσυφοπέδιο αποτελεί την παρούσα περίοδο τον πρωταρχικό στόχο των Τζιχαντιστών στην Ευρώπη, λόγω της πρόσφατης εξάρθρωσης πολύ ισχυρής ομάδας Τζιχαντιστών Αλβανών που συντόνιζαν την αποστολή "εθελοντών"στη Μέση Ανατολή, τα ισχυρότατα συμφέροντα που έχουν καλλιεργηθεί τα τελευταία έτη εκεί με άξονα τους χρηματοδότες της διεθνούς τρομοκρατίας, όπως και με την παρουσία διεθνών στρατιωτικών και αστυνομικών δυνάμεων (KFOR,EULEX,UNMIK ).

ISIS Within 1 Mile of Baghdad, Escape Routes Closed!

"They said it could never happen and now it almost has." said a spokesman for a Baghdad aid group, who says the Iraqi army is unprepared to battle ISIS. 

Islamic State (ISIS) fighters are only one mile away from Baghdad, Iraq's capital, according a spokesman for the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, a Christian aid group.
"They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well, you only need to be here a very short while to know they can do very, very little," said the spokesman.

Pro-al Qaeda ideologues propose truce between Islamic State, rivals, by Thomas Joscelyn & Oren Adaki

Leading jihadist ideologues, including several openly allied with al Qaeda, have proposed a truce between the Islamic State and its rivals. The initiative, which is being promoted on Twitter, aims to bring together the warring jihadist factions in Iraq and Syria against the West.
The proposal, titled "An Initiative and Call for a Ceasefire Between Factions in Syria," was released online on Sept. 30. "Due to the Crusader attack on our Muslim brothers in Syria and Iraq," the authors argue, the jihadists must set aside their violent disagreements.
They claim that the US-led bombing campaign is part of a war "against Islam and not against a specific organization."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Τα πραγματικά αίτια της κατάρριψης της πτήσης ΜΗ17 των Μαλαισιανών Αερογραμμών, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Σε συνέχεια προηγούμενων άρθρων μας και παρεμβάσεων για τη κατάρριψη της πτήσης ΜΗ17 των Μαλαισιανών αερογραμμών (17/07/2014) που εκτελούσε το δρομολόγιο Άμστερνταμ-Κουάλα Λουμπούρ θα αναφερθούμε σε μια νέα εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρουσα, εκτενή και τεκμηριωμένη έκθεση του Ρώσου μηχανικού Ivan A. Andrievskii, Α’ Αντιπροέδρου της Ένωσης Ρώσων Μηχανικών του Δημοσίου Τομέα.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Boosting Turkey as It Backs Terror, by Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s lax border policies have enabled ISIS to finance and arm its fighters in Syria; ISIS cells are now operating throughout Turkey.
And Turkey also helped Iran, a state sponsor of terror, evade sanctions to the tune of billions of dollars in 2012 and 2013. Yet this week, Turkey chaired the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum in New York.
It could be an item from The Onion — except it’s not satire.
Launched in 2011 after the failure of previous multilateral groups to tackle terrorism, the 30-country GCTF has itself become a farce — not least because Turkey is the co-chair, along with the United States.
Turkey holds this honor because of its rare qualities: It is a Muslim country that is a trusted US and NATO ally.

But it has also become a hub for terrorist recruiting and support — most definitely including ISIS recruiting and support, as The New York Times has reported.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Misunderstanding al Qaeda, by Thomas Joscelyn

On Tuesday, September 23, the U.S. government announced that a new bombing campaign was under way in Syria. The Obama administration had been building the case for airstrikes for weeks. The president and his surrogates repeatedly highlighted the threat posed by the Islamic State (often called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL), which has captured large swaths of territory across Iraq and Syria. Unexpectedly, the administration announced that American missiles had also struck something called the “Khorasan group,” which was in the final stages of planning attacks in the West. The group may even have been close to striking inside the United States.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Απίστευτη γκάφα σε δημοσίευμα του defencenet για το Jihad Watch και το Μητροπολίτη Αμβρόσιο, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

Το defencenet.gr το διαβάζουμε και εμείς στο RIMSE και είναι όντως μία από τις κορυφαίες σε επισκεψιμότητα και αξιοπιστία ιστοσελίδες στην Ελλάδα. Σήμερα όμως κάποιοι άσχετοι με το Ριζοσπαστικό Ισλάμ συντάκτες του υπέπεσαν σε μια πρωτοφανή και συνάμα απίστευτη γκάφα. Αναφέρουν σε δημοσίευμα τους ότι δήθεν ο Μητροπολίτης Καλαβρύτων Αμβρόσιος στοχοποίηθηκε από δημοσίευμα ιστοσελίδας του ISIS. Ουδέν αναληθέστερο από αυτό.

Νεκρός ο στρατιωτικός ηγέτης της Boko Haram (;) του Κωνσταντίνου Παντελή

Ο νιγηριανός στρατός δήλωσε την Τετάρτη ότι σκότωσε έναν άνδρα ο οποίος εμφανιζόταν σαν τον ηγέτη της Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau και επιβεβαίωσε ότι ο Shekau είχε ήδη σκοτωθεί νωρίτερα. Η ανακοίνωση έρχεται μετά από προηγούμενες δηλώσεις για το θάνατό του, το 2009 και το 2013.

War against ISIS Headed for Failure, by Tarek Fatah

When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat down in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, surrounded by the leaders of 10 Arab states, to build a coalition against Islamic State (ISIS), the scene dripped with irony.
For decades, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, along with Arab billionaires in Gulf Arab states, have financed the breeding grounds of Islamic extremism in the tens of thousands of madrassas spread around the world, from Philippines to Philadelphia.
Take the case of the al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, whose death President Barack Obama boasted about at the Wales NATO summit as an example of America's approach to dismantling al-Qaida-affiliated groups.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Jihadists' Promise: Power over Death, by Louis René Beres

Jihadi violence serves not only to advance the terrorist's delusion of immortality, but also to add, however perversely, an apparent and desperately needed erotic satisfaction, using religion as the justification.
Persuasive promises of immortality -- the desperate hope to live forever -- underlie virtually all major religions.
Washington and Jerusalem should finally address what needs to be done in addition to military remediation -- reinforcing efforts to convince these terrorists that their expected martyrdom is ultimately just an elaborate fiction.

Islamic State Atrocities: Products of 'Grievances'? by Raymond Ibrahim

While many have rightfully criticized U.S. President Obama's recent assertion that the Islamic State "is not Islamic," some of his other equally curious but more subtle comments pronounced in the same speech have been largely ignored.
Consider the president's invocation of the "grievances" meme to explain the Islamic State's success: "At this moment the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain. And one of those groups is ISIL—which calls itself the Islamic State."

Friday, September 26, 2014

The built up of Islamic extremism in Bosnia, by Ioannis Michaletos

The extremism of Islamist nature in Bosnia - Herzegovina that facilitated the recruitment of a significant number of Balkan muslims into the ranks of ISIS and other terrorist groups in the MENA region, does not come as a suprise, since a steady built up of networking and subversion has been going on for the past generation.
Below some notable, hand-picked but "forgotten" examples follow along with brief description. 

Γιατί δεν πρέπει να είναι η Ελλάδα στη πρώτη γραμμή κατά των Τζιχαντιστών, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

 Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Με αφορμή τη δημοσίευση του χθεσινού άρθρου του δημοσιογράφου του Βήματος κ. Γεωργίου Μαλούχου όπου επιχειρηματολογεί για τους λόγους που η Ελλάδα θα πρέπει να είναι στην πρώτη γραμμή του πολέμου κατά των Τζιχαντιστών του Ισλαμικού Κράτους, θα επιχειρηματολογήσω γιατί η Ελλάδα δεν πρέπει να είναι στη πρώτη γραμμή αυτού του πολέμου.
Πρώτα θα επιχειρήσω να αντικρούσω τα επιχειρήματα του κ.Μαλούχου και στη συνέχεια θα κλείσω με τη δική μου εκτίμηση και πρόταση για το ζήτημα.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oι 12 χρηματοδότες της ισλαμικής τρομοκρατίας

Το Υπουργείο Οικονομικών των ΗΠΑ την Τετάρτη κατονόμασε 11 άνδρες και μια Μ.Κ.Ο ως υποστηρικτές της τρομοκρατίας, συμπεριλαμβανομένων οκτώ άτομων που φέρεται να έχουν βοηθήσει τις ριζοσπαστικές ισλαμικές ομάδες ISIS και Jabhat al-Nusra στη Συρία.

Το Ισλαμικό Κράτος αλλάζει την γεωπολιτική σκακιέρα, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Οι Τζιχαντιστές του Ισλαμικού Κράτους (IS) στις αρχές Σεπτεμβρίου 2014 σε βίντεο που ανέβηκε στο διαδίκτυο απείλησαν τη Ρωσία ότι το χαλιφάτο τους σύντομα θα περιλαμβάνει στα εδάφη του τη Ρωσική Δημοκρατία της Τσετσενίας και τον Καύκασο. Φυσικά είναι δύσκολο να φανταστεί κανείς πως η πρόθεση αυτή του Ισλαμικού κράτους μπορεί να συνοδευτεί και από τη δυνατότητα να πραγματοποιήσει την απειλή του. Προς το παρόν φαίνεται πως το IS έχει ως άμεσο στόχο να εκτοπίσει τη Ρωσική και Κινεζική επιρροή από τη Μέση Ανατολή και ειδικότερα από τη Συρία και το Ιράκ, επιδιώκοντας παράλληλα να πλήξει τον λεγόμενο Σιιτικό άξονα Τεχεράνης-Βαγδάτης-Δαμασκού-Βηρυτού περιορίζοντας έτσι και τη περιφερειακή γεωπολιτική ισχύ του Ιράν (βασικού προμηθευτή της Κίνας σε πετρέλαιο).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Who Makes Up the "Islamic Emirate"?, by Thierry Meyssan

While Western public opinion is fed information about the constitution of a purported international coalition to fight against the "Islamic Emirate", the latter changes shape discreetly. Its principal officers are no longer Arab, but Georgian and Chinese. For Thierry Meyssan, this mutation shows that NATO ultimately intends to use the "Islamic Emirate" in Russia and in China. Therefore, both countries must act now against the jihadists before they return to sow chaos in their countries of origin.

Monday, September 22, 2014

UK: More Taxpayer Funds Go to Extremist Charities, by Samuel Westrop

British politicians seem to be trapped in an endless debate over how to curb both violent and non-violent extremism within the Muslim community.
A truly useful measure might be to end the provision of state funding and legitimacy to terror-linked extremist charities.

Και αν οι Σκωτσέζοι ψήφιζαν ‘‘ναι’’; του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

 Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε για το rizopoulospost.com και αναδημοσιεύεται από το RIMSE.

Το θρίλερ του δημοψηφίσματος στη Σκωτία τελείωσε την Παρασκευή (19/9/2014) το πρωί, με νίκη των «ενωτικών» και τη παραμονή της Σκωτίας στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο. Οι οπαδοί του «όχι» στην ανεξαρτησία συγκέντρωσαν λίγο παραπάνω από 2 εκατ. ψήφους ήτοι το 55% περίπου του εκλογικού σώματος, ενώ οι υποστηρικτές του «ναι» έλαβαν 1,6 εκατ. ψήφους δηλαδή ποσοστό που προσεγγίζει το 45%. Στην πρωτεύουσα της Σκωτίας, το Εδιμβούργο, οι «ενωτικοί» θριάμβευσαν με ποσοστό 61% έναντι 39% των αντιπάλων τους. Στη Γλασκώβη οι υποστηρικτές μιας ανεξάρτητης Σκωτίας πέτυχαν νίκη με ποσοστό 53% έναντι 47% των «ενωτικών». Η νίκη τους όμως στη Γλασκώβη και στο Νταντί δεν ήταν αρκετή για να ανατρέψει τη συνολική τάση η οποία έδωσε τελικά μια καθαρή νίκη στους «ενωτικούς».

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Οι αρχηγοί των Τζιχαντιστών του Κοσόβου, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Όλοι οι παρακάτω έχουν συλληφθεί και αντιστοιχούν πλήρως στα πρόσωπα και δίκτυα που αποτελούσαν ύποπτα για διεθνή τρομοκρατία απαρχής της "Αραβικής Άνοιξης".

Διατηρούν απευθείας δεσμούς με αντίστοιχους στη Βοσνία, ΠΓΔΜ, Αλβανία, Σερβία, Αυστρία, Τουρκία, Ιταλία και Μαυροβούνιο, ενώ έμμεσους με την Γερμανία,Βουλγαρία,Ελβετία, Βέλγιο,Ολλανδία, Βρετανία, Γαλλία.

Η χρηματοδότηση προερχόταν κατά κόρον από την Αραβική Χερσόνησο και τη Τουρκία.

Britain's Female Jihadists, by Soeren Kern

"My son and I love life with the beheaders." — British jihadist Sally Jones.
Mujahidah Bint Usama published pictures of herself on Twitter holding a severed head while wearing a white doctor's jacket; alongside it, the message: "Dream job, a terrorist doc."
British female jihadists are now in charge of guarding as many as 3,000 non-Muslim Iraqi women and girls held captive as sex slaves.
"The British women are some of the most zealous in imposing the IS laws in the region. I believe that's why at least four of them have been chosen to join the women police force." — British terrorism analyst Melanie Smith.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Το φάντασμα του τζιχάντ πλανιέται πάνω από την Ευρώπη.Ποιοι είναι οι κίνδυνοι για τα Βαλκάνια; του Παντελή Σαββίδη

Σε άρθρο που διάβασα στο World Affairs Journal για το τζιχάντ στα Βαλκάνια, ο συντάκτης του κατέληγε γράφοντας πως όσοι αρνούνται ότι η αλ Κάιντα εργάζεται στα Βαλκάνια είναι είτε ψεύτες είτε δεν καταλαβαίνουν γιατί μιλάμε.
Παραφράζοντας λίγο την πετυχημένη αυτή διατύπωση του συντάκτη του άρθρου θα έλεγα πως όσοι πιστεύουν πως η παγκόσμια ηγεσία δεν γνωρίζει τι κάνει, είναι είτε ψεύτες είτε δεν καταλαβαίνουν από διεθνή πολιτική. Ήξεραν και γνώριζαν καλά τις επιπτώσεις της πολιτικής τους και στα Βαλκάνια και, τώρα, στη Μέση Ανατολή. Τότε;

Friday, September 19, 2014

5 Reasons Why the US Coalition Against ISIS is an Empty Shell, by Elliot Friedland

As U.S. jets pounded Islamic State positions north of Baghdad this week, diplomats pondered their options in Paris. U.S. President Barack Obama has stressed the importance of a collaborative global effort to combat the Islamic State (commonly known as ISIS and ISIL) which has been rampaging across much of Iraq and Syria, slaughtering as they go.
The president said, “American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone.” He want to build an international coalition which will come together to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State. But based on the reactions of international leaders, he has yet to receive any concrete commitments to take an active part in the military campaign against the Islamic State.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Μέλη των «Aδελφών Μουσουλμάνων» στην Ελλάδα

H ιστοσελίδα της εφημερίδας Al-Youm Al-Sabe (16.9.2014) ανήρτησε δημοσίευμα με τίτλο: «Δημοσιεύουμε λεπτομέρειες για την άφιξη αριθμού ηγετικών στελεχών της Αδελφότητας στο Βέλγιο, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα και τη Γαλλία», αναφέρει ότι, το τελευταίο τριήμερο, ηγετικά στελέχη της Αδελφότητας που έχουν εκδιωχθεί από την κυβέρνηση του Κατάρ, έχουν αφιχθεί στο Βέλγιο, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα και τη Γαλλία, όπου η οργάνωση δραστηριοποιείται μέσω των οργανώσεών της, που ανέρχονται σε 143.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Understanding Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi And The Phenomenon Of The Islamic Caliphate State, by: Y. Carmon, Y. Yehoshua, and A. Leone

The successive atrocities committed by the Islamic State (IS, previously called the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham – ISIS) have diverted the discussion away from an understanding of this organization's political program, creating the erroneous impression that it is simply a more vicious version of Al-Qaeda. According to this view, this organization presumably intends to attack the West by means of its foreign militants who hold Western passports and could return to Western countries to carry out terror attacks – and hence it is paramount to destroy the IS forthwith. Saudi King 'Abdallah bin 'Abd Al-'Aziz promoted this approach when he said that he was certain that those jihadists "would arrive in Europe within a month and in America within two months".[1]
This report seeks to clarify the IS's doctrine based on the organization's official writings and speeches by its leaders. It will argue that, unlike Al-Qaeda, the IS places priority not on global terrorism, but rather on establishing and consolidating a state, and hence it defers the clash with the West to a much later stage. In this, it is emulating and reenacting the early Islamic model.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ουσιαστική παρέμβαση Μουσουλμάνου θεολόγου στην Αθήνα, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Ο Μουσουλμάνος και Σουνίτης το δόγμα, θεολόγος, Αχμάντ Ελντίν του Τζαμιού Αλ Ραχμάν στην Αθήνα, σε πρόσφατη εκδήλωσή του, έκανε ουσιαστικές και καίριες παρεμβάσεις σχετικά με το θέμα ( ή μη-θέμα) της ανεγέρσεως του Τζαμιού στο Βοτανικό.

New paramilitary structure formed in Kosovo, by Ioannis Michaletos

A new paramilitary structure seems to have been formed as of recent in Kosovo, aiming chiefly to disentegrate FYROM, but also with tendncies against Montenegro, Serbia and Greece and with a potential role to play also in Albania as well. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Don’t Forget About Al Qaeda, by Thomas Joscelyn

President Obama is set to discuss his plan for confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a primetime speech this evening. According to press reports, the president is ready to authorize the use of military strikes against the group in Syria. Thus far, American military action has been limited to neighboring Iraq. This is a step in the right direction by Obama. As the administration recognizes, the U.S. and its allies cannot take the fight to ISIL without targeting its substantive strongholds in Syria.

Friday, September 12, 2014

NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development, by Thierry Meyssan

The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China - but also India - from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight.
The Newport (Wales) Summit is NATO’s largest since the 2002 Prague edition. At the time, it meant to include new central and eastern European states within the Alliance. This time it’s about planning a long-term strategy to contain the development of Russia and China so as to prevent their competing with the United States [1].
Anything related to NATO is a matter of debate. Indeed, it has continued, since its inception in 1949, to manipulate the facts to present itself as a defensive alliance against Soviet expansionism, whereas it is the Warsaw Pact, created six years later in 1955, which aimed to defend the socialist states in the face of Anglo-Saxon (and not vice versa) imperialism.

Islamists Are Not Our Friends, by Dennis Ross

Despite tensions stemming from their domestic policies, non-Islamist actors such as Egypt and the Gulf monarchies are America's natural partners in the region because they favor stability and the free flow of oil and gas while opposing terrorism.
A new fault line has emerged in Middle Eastern politics, one that will have profound implications for America's foreign policy in the region. This rift is not defined by those who support or oppose the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or by conflict between Sunnis and Shiites and the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It is characterized by a fundamental division between Islamists and non-Islamists.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greece intelligence on alert for traveling Islamist militants, by Anthee Carassava

Greece’s National Intelligence Service said Tuesday that it was at “a heightened state of vigilance” for suspected militants, keeping close tabs on radical Muslims, and had detected at least six foreign fighters with the terrorist group Islamic State transiting through the country in recent months.
The surveillance operation comes amid concern that the militant group, formerly known as  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will retaliate for increased U.S airstrikes in Iraq and possible strikes in Syria.

ISIS Is Not Islamic? by Daniel Pipes

In a televised address this evening, President Barack Obama outlined his ideas on how to defeat the Islamic State. Along the way, he declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be "not Islamic."
In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children "a terrible perversion of Islam." George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents "violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith."

The Grand Saudi Reversal, by Thierry Meyssan

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Επιβεβαίωση του RIMSE από το πόρισμα των Ολλανδών εμπειρογνωμόνων για την κατάρριψη του αεροσκάφους της πτήσης ΜΗ17 των Μαλαισιανών αερογραμμών στην Ουκρανία, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

Σύμφωνα με το πρώτο πόρισμα των Ολλανδών εμπειρογνωμόνων που ανέλαβαν τη διερεύνηση των αιτιών κατάρριψης του αεροσκάφους της πτήσης ΜΗ17 των Μαλαισιανών αερογραμμών πάνω από τον εναέριο χώρο της Ουκρανίας τον περασμένο Ιούλιο αναφέρει ότι «το αεροπλάνο δεν παρουσίαζε κανένα τεχνικό πρόβλημα, ούτε φαίνεται να υπήρξε ανθρώπινη παρέμβαση σε ζωτικά όργανα του αεροπλάνου. Αντίθετα, χτυπήθηκε από “αντικείμενα υψηλής ενέργειας”, όπως αναφέρεται χαρακτηριστικά.  Οι ειδικοί χρησιμοποίησαν τα δεδομένα από τα «μαύρα κουτιά», δορυφορικές φωτογραφίες και συνομιλίες με πύργους ελέγχου. Εξηγούν ότι το αεροπλάνο διαλύθηκε στον αέρα, πιθανότατα ως αποτέλεσμα της δομικής βλάβης που προκάλεσε στο αεροσκάφος ο μεγάλος αριθμός αντικειμένων υψηλής ενέργειας που το χτύπησαν από έξω». 

Σοκ από ανακοίνωση του ΟΗΕ: Οι τζιχαντιστές του ISIS χρησιμοποιούν παιδιά σαν βομβιστές αυτοκτονίας

Σοκάρει η ανακοίνωση του ΟΗΕ για τους τζιχαντιστές του Ισλαμικού Κράτους
Οι τζιχαντιστές του Ισλαμικού Κράτους χρησιμοποιούν παιδιά ως βομβιστές αυτοκτονίας, δήλωσε αργά χθες το βράδυ εκπρόσωπος των Ηνωμένων Εθνών.
Αγόρια ακόμη και 12 ετών υποχρεούνται να χρησιμοποιούν όπλα, να φυλάσσουν χώρους στρατηγικής σημασίας και να συλλαμβάνουν αμάχους, δήλωσε ενώπιον του Συμβουλίου Ασφαλείας του Οργανισμού στη Νέα Υόρκη η Λεϊλά Ζερουγκούι, ειδική αντιπρόσωπος για τα παιδιά και τις ένοπλες συγκρούσεις του γγ του ΟΗΕ.
“Άλλα παιδιά χρησιμοποιούνται και ως καμικάζι”, πρόσθεσε η ίδια.
‘Εως και 700 παιδιά έχουν σκοτωθεί ή ακρωτηριαστεί στο Ιράκ από τις αρχές του χρόνου, σύμφωνα με στοιχεία του ΟΗΕ.
Το ΙΚ έχει “ιδρύσει” χαλιφάτο σε τμήματα της βόρειας Συρίας και του Ιράκ.
Η Ζερουγκούι εξέφρασε τον αποτροπιασμό της για την πλήρη περιφρόνηση της ανθρώπινης ζωής που επιδεικνύουν ένοπλες εξτρεμιστικές οργανώσεις όπως το Ισλαμικό Κράτος και η Μπόκο Χαράμ στη Νιγηρία.

The Virtue of Subtlety: A U.S. Strategy Against the Islamic State, by George Friedman

U.S. President Barack Obama said recently that he had no strategy as yet toward the Islamic State but that he would present a plan on Wednesday. It is important for a president to know when he has no strategy. It is not necessarily wise to announce it, as friends will be frightened and enemies delighted. A president must know what it is he does not know, and he should remain calm in pursuit of it, but there is no obligation to be honest about it.
This is particularly true because, in a certain sense, Obama has a strategy, though it is not necessarily one he likes. Strategy is something that emerges from reality, while tactics might be chosen. Given the situation, the United States has an unavoidable strategy. There are options and uncertainties for employing it. Let us consider some of the things that Obama does know.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Germany's "Sharia Police", by Soeren Kern

According to Burkhard Freier, the director of domestic intelligence for North Rhine-Westphalia, German Salafists are increasingly inclined to use violence to achieve their aims, and many have travelled to Iraq or Syria to obtain combat training.
"The intention of these people is to provoke and intimidate and force their ideology upon others. We will not permit this." — Wuppertal Mayor Peter Jung.
"In Germany, German law is determinative, not Sharia law." — Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Volker Kauder.
Salafist ideology posits that Sharia law is superior to all secular laws because it emanates from Allah, the only legitimate lawgiver, and thus is legally binding for all of humanity. According to the Salafist worldview, democracy is an effort to elevate the will of human beings above the will of Allah.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Οι ψευδαισθήσεις κάνουν κακό στην εξωτερική πολιτική, του Παντελή Σαββίδη

Το  μάθημα του Ερντογάν, το νέο ΝΑΤΟ και το μεσανατολικό καζάνι
 Ο πρωθυπουργός Αντώνης Σαμαράς συναντήθηκε την Παρασκευή στο Νιούπορτ της Ουαλίας με τον τούρκο πρόεδρο Ταγίπ Ερντογάν και, ευτυχώς, δήλωσε ρητά ότι η προσέγγισή τους στο κυπριακό είναι διαφορετική.
Μετά από μια εβδομάδα δηλώσεων και αντιδηλώσεων, με αφορμή την παράνομη επίσκεψη Ερντογάν στα κατεχόμενα, οι δύο ηγέτες συναντήθηκαν στο περιθώριο της Συνόδου Κορυφής του ΝΑΤΟ με τον έλληνα πρωθυπουργό να ζητά να μην γίνονται δηλώσεις που δηλητηριάζουν τις διμερείς σχέσεις.

Despite Setbacks, Islamic State Faces no Danger to its Existence, by Jonathan Spyer

The Islamic State this week executed kidnapped American journalist Steven Sotloff – in 'retaliation', the group said, for US bombing of its area of control in Iraq. The murder of Sotloff once more indicated the savage brutality of this group.
But while the IS may be almost without rivals in terms of its capacity for cruelty, events on the ground in Iraq and to a lesser extent in Syria are indicating its limitations as a military force. IS tactical setbacks, however, do not yet cast a serious shadow over the future existence of the Islamic State.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Διαφαινόμενη νέα παραστρατιωτική Αλβανική οργάνωση, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Τον Αύγουστο του 2014 παρ'όλη τη θερινή ραστώνη, σημαντικές εξελίξεις έλαβαν χώρα στο Κοσσυφοπέδιο από Αλβανικές υπέρ-εθνικιστικές ομάδες, που κατάγονται από τους απογόνους των ταγμάτων SS που έδρασαν την περίοδο 43-45 στα Δυτικά Βαλκάνια. 

The IS-Kurdish War, by Jonathan Spyer

"Eighty years ago, they joined three nations together and formed Iraq. This mistake must not be repeated … The solution is a breakup," says General Maghdid Haraki.
The Kurdish peshmerga officer is speaking from the front lines in Khazar, northern Iraq. His position is only 45 kilometres northwest of Erbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdish regional government (KRG), which along with Sunni and Shiite Arab lands makes up modern Iraq.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Strategy for Beating the Islamic State, by Dennis Ross

Since containment is no longer a viable option, Washington must build a regional coalition of the willing to roll back the terrorist group.

"We don't have a strategy yet." With those words, President Obama seems to have encapsulated everything that his critics have been alleging for months: that he's improvising, halting and altogether slow to react to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, the brutal terrorist group that has seized much of Iraq and Syria and on Tuesday claimed to have beheaded a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. And certainly, the president's detractors have pounced on his poorly chosen words.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Kavkaz Center and the Jihadist Threat, by Giovanni Giacalone

The Kavkaz Center and the Jihadist Threat

The center of Caucasian jihadist media propaganda is located in Europe and it is under the eyes of several European governments who seem to be fully aware of it.
The Kavzkaz Center (Кавказ-центр) is a private website that has been active on the scene for almost two decades. According to its mission the objective of the site is to report events related to Chechnya and to provide international news agencies with news-letters, background information and assistance in making independent journalistic work in Caucasus.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jihad comes to Europe, by Guy Millière

Belgian security services have estimated that the number of European jihadists in Syria may be over 4000.
European leaders have directed their nastiest comments against the Jewish state, none of them has asked why Palestinian organizations in Gaza put their stockpiles of weapons in hospitals, homes, schools and mosques, or their command and control centers at the bottom of large apartment buildings or underneath hospitals. None of them has even said that Hamas is a terrorist organization despite its genocidal charter.
The majority of them are wedded to the idea of redistribution. Their policies are anti-growth, do not afford people any economic opportunity, and are what caused these economic crises in Europe in the first place. The United States seems to be following these thoroughly failed policies as well.
"Europe could not stay the same with a different population in it." — Christopher Caldwell, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Χρηματοδότηση Ισλαμιστών στο Κόσοβο, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Οι πρόσφατες συλλήψεις περί των 50 Ισλαμιστών στο Κοσσυφοπέδιο που συνδέονται με την τρομοκρατική οργάνωση ISIS, αποτελούν τη κορυφή του παγόβουνου σε ότι αφορά στην επέκταση των τρομοκρατικών δικτύων Ισλαμιστικής υφής στα Δυτικά Βαλκάνια.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Islamist Threat to European Security, by Leslie Lebl

Growing Muslim populations in Europe affect European security in a variety of ways from changes in voting patterns and military recruitment; to the proliferation of Islamist groups espousing goals antithetical to Western values and interests; to the development of no-go zones where traditional Islamic law, or Shari'a, is replacing Western law; to Islamist attempts to influence and exploit European policies toward conflicts in the Muslim world.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lebanon and the ISIS Threat, by David Daoud

The advance of the Islamic State in Syria and al-Sham (ISIS), currently known as the Islamic State, has focused the international spotlight over Syria and Iraq, as ISIS has taken control over huge swathes of the two countries. Although Lebanon has managed to stay off the international radar, instability and sectarianism leave the country equally vulnerable to this growing threat in the region.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jihad "Made in Kosovo"

Deutsche Welle (Germany)   Aug 24, 2014

Over the span of two days, 43 Islamic extremists were arrested in Kosovo. Dozens more are under watch, both at home and in the Middle East. As fears of terror attacks grow, Kosovo is clamping down.

International terrorism and Al Qaida: I have finally got out to light, by Ali Hammad

About the author

Ali Hammad was born in 1971 and has Bahrainian citizenship. He has married a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation and has two juvenile children with her. He is currently imprisoned in the Zenica jail (BH), since 1997, because of a crime which he may or may not have committed. He had left secondary school, chemical and biological program, but omitted the final year for the grave situation which he was then experiencing. Then, he had continued to attend the unrecognized and forbidden Military Academy in Ossama bin Laden's training camp "Cooliet Javer el-Askhariye" in Afghanistan and finished it in BH from 1992 to 1995. He is former military officer in the counter-attack infantry in the terrorist network "Al-Qaida", and thereafter he resigned from it after the terrorist attack on September 11th. Now, he has become an active member of international counter-terrorist organization and participant in the campaign in the battle against international terrorism of any sort. He has forever taken off military uniform, and now he entertains regular trade activities, i. e. he plans to practice those activities after leaving the prison.