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.