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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Libya’s Ansar al-Shari’a Declares the Islamic Emirate of Benghazi, by Andrew McGregor

Only weeks after Sunni jihadists in Iraq declared the establishment of an Islamic caliphate covering parts of Syria and Iraq, Libya’s Ansar al-Shari’a movement has declared an Islamic emirate in eastern Libya after driving government forces and their allies from the city of Benghazi. The defeat of the strongest pro-government forces in eastern Libya has provided the Islamists with an impressive victory, but Ansar al-Shari’a and its allies are still struggling to obtain the support of Benghazi’s urban population and the powerful tribes dwelling in its hinterland.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

James Foley murder: inside the mind of Britain’s jihadis, by Matthew Francis

The chilling video showing the apparent murder of the journalist James Foley by the Islamic State has reinforced the terrible risks involved in the brave and important role that journalists play in reporting from overseas conflicts. In a 2012 interview with the BBC, Foley said: “I’m drawn to the drama of the conflict and trying to expose untold stories.” However, as we know from recent accounts, many other foreigners are also drawn to the conflict in Iraq and Syria and indeed it appears that Foley’s murderer was British.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Το Ισλαμικό Κράτος αλλάζει την πολιτική των ΗΠΑ στη Συρία;

Οι ΗΠΑ μπροστά από μεγάλη αλλαγή πλεύσης στην εξωτερική πολιτική τους. Τόσο ο στρατηγός Μάρτιν Ντέμπσευ αρχηγός των Αμερικανικών Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων, όσο και ο Γενικός Γραμματέας Άμυνας των ΗΠΑ με δηλώσεις τους έκαναν σαφές ότι η Αμερική προετοιμάζεται να χτυπήσει μέσα στη Συρία το Ισλαμικό Κράτος. Χωρίς να κάνουν καμία νύξη όσο αφορά την πολιτική των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών στο συριακό θέμα, είναι προφανές ότι έστω και σιωπηρά η Αμερική, προσωρινά τουλάχιστον, θα συμμαχήσει με τον Σύρο Πρόεδρο Μπασάρ Αλ Ασαντ εναντίον του Ισλαμικού Κράτους.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

British extremists among 'most vicious' in Isis

Jihadism expert says Sunni Muslims from the UK do everything from suicide bombings to executions in Syria and Iraq conflicts

British extremists are among the "most vicious and vociferous fighters" in Islamic State (Isis) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert has said.
Sunni Muslims from the UK are taking part in the conflicts "in every way", according to Shiraz Maher from King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.
That includes acting as suicide bombers and executioners, he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday after a video purporting to show a US journalist being beheaded by an Isis fighter with a British accent was placed online.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tobacco Smuggling in Greece: an Overview, by Ioannis Michaletos

Over the past decade, contraband tobacco sales and facilitation of transnational tobacco smuggling in Greece have flourished, due to a combination of factors. Although not considered as a particularly ‘sexy’ sector of organized crime, compared to narcotics or arms dealing, tobacco smuggling still represents a threat to state security, in that it empowers organized crime rings engaged in multi-level activities, and drains the state coffers of considerable tax revenue.

Originally appeared on Balkanlysis, 11th of August 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Overlooks Global Terror Funding of Prized 'Ally' Qatar, by Ryan Mauro

Proof continues to mount that Qatar supports Hamas, Al-Qaeda affiliates, the Muslim Brotherhood and contributes to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq. Yet, its prized status as a U.S. “ally” exempts it from being held accountable. The U.S. needs to call a spade a spade and label Qatar as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Τζιχαντιστές Δυτικών Βαλκανίων, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Οι βασικοί " Μεσαίοι παίχτες"

Οι πρωταρχικοί ενορχηστρωτές της αποστολής Βοσνίων και εν συνεχεία Αλβανών (Από Κόσοβο, ΠΓΔΜ και Αλβανία) προς τη Συρία, ήδη από το θέρος του 2011, ήταν 11 Άραβες που διέμεναν στη Βοσνία και είχαν αρχικά εγκατασταθεί εκεί με τον πόλεμο της Γιουγκοσλαβίας το 1992, ως "Μουτζαχεντίν". Η καταγωγή τους είναι από τη Συρία, Αλγερία και Αίγυπτο. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jihadists coordinate on Tunisian-Algerian border, by Omar Shabbi

ALGIERS, Algeria — Khaled Chaib, also known as Lokman Abu Sakhr, is an Algerian militant fighting Tunisian soldiers in Mount Chambi, located in the Constantine province of eastern Algeria. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ισλάμ: Ο ακήρυχτος θρησκευτικός πόλεμος και το κρεσέντο στρουθοκαμηλισμού της Δύσης

Χιλιάδες μουσουλμάνων εξτρεμιστών από την Ευρώπη τον Καύκασο και τα Βαλκάνια σπεύδουν να ενταχθούν στις τρομοκρατικές οργανώσεις των φανατικών στην Συρία και στο Ιράκ. Το πρόβλημα, το ξεκίνημα αυτού του θρησκευτικού πολέμου εξαπλώνεται με ραγδαίους ρυθμούς και δεν είναι καθόλου σίγουρο ότι θα μείνει μέσα στα στενά σύνορα της Μέσης Ανατολής του Ιράκ και της Συρίας.. Ήδη προχθές το Ισλαμικό Κράτος απείλησε ευθέως την Τουρκία ότι θα "απελευθερώσει" την Κωνσταντινούπολη, ενώ ο χάρτης με τα δυνητικά του σύνορα περιλαμβάνει σχεδόν όλη την Ευρώπη.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Οι Ισλαμοφασίστες του ΙΚ αιχμαλώτισαν εκατοντάδες γυναίκες Yazidi...

Δυστυχώς η αμερικανική παρέμβαση στο Ιράκ ήρθε πολύ αργά για χιλιάδες ανθρώπους που έχασαν τη ζωή τους από τις θηριωδίες των ισλαμοφασιστών. Σε μια νέα εφιαλτική εξέλιξη οι εγκληματίες του Ισλαμικού Κράτους αιχμαλώτισαν εκατοντάδες γυναίκες Yazidi των οποίων θεωρητικά η τύχη αγνοείται αλλά πρακτικά όλοι ξέρουμε τι τους επιφυλάσσουν οι εγκληματίες... Μήπως οι περιορισμένης κλίμακας και στοχευμένοι βομβαρδισμοί των Αμερικάνων δεν είναι αρκετοί;

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Η κατάρριψη του επιβατικού αεροσκάφους της πτήσης 17 των Μαλαισιανών Αερογραμμών και οι γεωπολιτικές επιπτώσεις της συνεχιζόμενης Ουκρανικής κρίσης, του Ανδρέα Μπανούτσου

Στο σημερινό μας άρθρο στο RIMSE κατά παρέκκλιση από τη κύρια θεματολογία του ιστολογίου θα αναφερθούμε στο πόλεμο προπαγάνδας της Δύσης κατά της Ρωσίας με αφορμή την κατάρριψη του επιβατικού αεροπλάνου της πτήσης 17 των Μαλαισιανών αερογραμμών (MH17) την 17η Ιουλίου 2014 και στις γεωπολιτικές επιπτώσεις της συνεχιζόμενης Ουκρανικής κρίσης.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World, by Raymond Ibrahim

"They were trying to kill us... because we were Christians." — Teenage girl from Homs, Syria.
There have been house-to-house searches in Mali for Christians who might be in hiding, and people tortured into revealing Christian relatives. At least one pastor was beheaded.
It is to the media's shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify and displace people for no other reason than that they are Christian rarely get media coverage, while Israel, which kills only in the context of trying to defend itself from rocket attacks and terrorism, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized.
Paying jizya [special poll tax for non-Muslims] is not only about money. It is about subjugation.

Qatar, and other American "allies", are among the villains in Gaza, by Alan M.Dershowitz

American allies, especially Qatar and Turkey, have been providing material support to Hamas, which the United States has listed as a foreign terrorist organization. This support includes financial, diplomatic, media and even the provision of weapons that deliberately target Israeli civilians from behind Palestinian civilians who are used as human shields. It also includes harboring war criminals, especially leaders of Hamas, who direct their followers from the safety of Doha. Without the support of Qatar and Turkey, Hamas would never have started this bloody war that has caused so much human suffering.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Extreme Wahhabism on Display in Shrine Destruction in Mosul, by Irfan Al-Alawi

Rather than recognizing and naming the Wahhabi radicalism that inspires ISIS, governments and the media across the globe have blamed the ISIS eruption on local Iraqi politics and described it as a product of nebulous "Sunnism."
Yet Sunni theologians in the Ottoman Empire and India denounced Wahhabism as a form of apostasy for its accusations that Sunni Sufi Muslims are allegedly "apostates." Paradoxically, that is, the accusers of apostasy were declared to be apostates.