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  • THE PIZZA JIHAD-The terrorist pizza place next door

    01/23/2018 4:10:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 23, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New Jersey pizza place that may be the closest link to an ISIS leader doesn’t look like much. There are red café umbrellas out front and its menu offers the usual tangled multicultural fast food mess of Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Greek food. You can pick up the same Hawaiian pizza or baked ziti there or at the dozen other Albanian pizza places dotting this part of the Jersey Shore. "Are you incapable of stabbing a Kafir [non-Muslim] with a knife, throwing him off a building, or running him over with a car? Liberate yourself from hellfire by killing...
  • Sipan Hemo: Russia betrayed the Kurds, but victory will be ours

    01/22/2018 8:37:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 11:25 | ANF QAMISHLI
    Sipan Hemo stated that their “rightful and legitimate” resistance will continue in the face of the attempted invasion of Afrin, where the Turkish state commits civilian massacres and said: “Victory will certainly be ours.” YPG Commander General Sipan Hemo stated that the Turkish media’s job is “to create the foundations for the invasion of Afrin” and that they insisted on portraying the massacred civilians as fighters. Hemo said, “But the truth is, Erdogan is targeting villages and towns and massacring civilians.” The invading Turkish army launched an attack on Afrin on January 19 with 72 fighter jets. The invasion attack...
  • The World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Shot Dead at 3,871 Yards

    01/22/2018 5:44:52 AM PST · by billorites · 76 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 20, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    In mid-2017, the sniping community was rocked by incredible news: a Canadian sniper team operating in the Middle East had made a successful kill at a distance of more than two miles. The team, deployed to fight the Islamic State, killed an ISIS fighter at a distance of 3,871 yards. The shot was a record breaker and more than a thousand yards farther than the previous world record. The shot, which bordered on the impossible, was made only slightly less so by the skill of the snipers involved. On June 22, 2017 the Globe and Mail [3] reported that two...
  • Turkey: 90,000 mosques pray Qur’anic “conquest” prayers calling on Muslims to be “ruthless...

    01/22/2018 2:13:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/21/18 | Robert Spencer
    Surah al-Fath is the 48th chapter of the Qur’an. It promises Muslims who wage jihad much material reward: “Allah has promised you much booty that you will take and has hastened for you this and withheld the hands of people from you – that it may be a sign for the believers and He may guide you to a straight path” (48:20).It also contains this command:”Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are ruthless against the unbelievers, merciful among themselves” (48:29).This is the message that the Turkish government is giving to its soldiers as it sends them...
  • ‘Conquest’ prayers performed across Turkey’s mosques for Afrin operation

    01/21/2018 9:04:44 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | January 21 2018 | Staff
    Special “conquest” prayers were held across all of Turkey’s 90,000 mosques on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 for the victory of the country’s military, which launched a cross border operation in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on Jan. 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). “Sessions will be held after the isha prayer tonight [Jan. 20] and the morning prayer [on Jan. 21] due to Operation Olive Branch,” said Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Ali Erbas in a message sent on Jan. 20 to all offices of muftis and religious officials across the country. “The Surah Conquest [Surah al-Fath]...
  • Turkey INVADES Syria – tanks and soldiers cross the border

    01/21/2018 9:16:15 AM PST · by caww · 106 replies
    Daily Star Uk ^ | Jan. 21, 2018 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    Shocking pictures show dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles crossing over the border in a terrifying display of military might. But the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has denied there is a full-scale invasion underway, claiming forces clashed in Afrin but Turkish soldiers were beaten back. YPG official, Nouri Mahmoudi, said "all the Turkish military's ground attacks against Afrin have been repelled so far and they have been forced to retreat." A statement from the militia said: "Our people are holding on to their land and do not accept surrender... we repeat our determination to protect our people in Afrin against the...
  • Russia: Unilateral actions by the U.S. infuriated Turkey

    01/21/2018 4:28:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sehva ^ | 22/1/18
    "Unilateral actions" by the United States in Iran and Syria have infuriated Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday, according to Reuters. "Many political scientists are asking why do we care and say that the worst is the best: let the United States prove its inability to find an agreement, (to show) its destructive role in global affairs, let it be in Iran or Syria and where the unilateral actions have already infuriated Turkey,"...
  • Turkish jets shell Afrin’s Rajo district (Efrin)

    01/20/2018 2:52:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 20 Jan 2018, 23:30 | ANF EFRIN
    The invading Turkish army shelled Afrin canton with howitzer and mortar fire tonight. Reports are coming through of aerial attack on Rajo district. Saturday afternoon, dozens of Turkish warplanes carried out a bombardment on Afrin Canton of Northern Syria, killing 7 civilians, 3 YPG/YPJ fighters and injuring 12 people. Following the deadly attack, the Turkish army has launched yet another aggression targeting south of Afrin at night. Turkish howitzer and mortar attacks target Celeme and Xelil villages in Cindires region and Iska, Basufane villages in Sherawa district. Reports suggest that Turkish jets have shelled Hecika village in Afrin’s Rajo district at night.
  • Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

    01/20/2018 7:15:50 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    Rooters Ottoman Empire Nuze ^ | January 20, 2018 | Mert Ozkan and Ellen Francis
    Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington.The operation, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch" by Ankara, pits Turkey against Kurdish fighters allied to the United States at a time when ties between Turkey and Washington - NATO allies and members of the coalition against Islamic State - appear dangerously close to a breaking point.The strikes on the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia hit some 108 targets, the Turkish military said. On land, the Turkey-backed Free...
  • A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?

    01/19/2018 7:27:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria -- with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria's border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south as well. Says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "We will destroy all terror nests, one by one, in Syria, starting from Afrin and Manbij." For Erdogan, the Kurdish YPG, the major U.S. ally in Syria, is an arm of the Kurdish...
  • Barzani meets with Abadi in Baghdad (Barzani, Talabani and KDP official Fuad Hisen)

    01/20/2018 8:13:08 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 20 Jan 2018, 14:50 | ANF BAGHDAD
    Southern Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani had a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad. Southern Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy Qűbad Talabani went to Baghdad on Saturday. Barzani, Talabani and KDP official Fűad Hisęn have met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad. While details about the meeting are not clear, this is the first meeting held between the two sides after the controversial independence referendum of 25 September 2017. Before the referendum in Southern Kurdistan, Barzani had stated that “There is a bankrupt government in Baghdad”, referring to Abadi. Abadi had also...
  • President Trump: A year of real change

    01/20/2018 4:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Even as Democrats continue to obstruct and play politics, I have never stopped fighting for the people, and I have no intention of changing course. I promised Jan. 20, 2017, would be remembered as a new day for all Americans – the day the people became the rulers of this nation once again. For the past 365 days, that promise has been my guide. We are putting America first, making real change in Washington, and creating opportunities for all of our people. From coast to coast, there is a renewed spirit. Our country is roaring back more quickly than anyone...
  • When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

    01/19/2018 5:11:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-18-18 | Yona Schnitzer
    Moshe Arens, Israel’s defense minister at the time of the 1991 Gulf War, wanted to launch a ground operation against Iraqi missile launchers firing missiles at Tel Aviv, but ran into strong opposition from then-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Shomron, according to recordings from IDF archives released Thursday on the 26th anniversary of the war. After American forces invaded Iraq in January 1991, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein fired a total of 39 modified Soviet ‘Scud’ missiles at Israel in the hope the Jewish State would respond to the provocation by striking back at a Iraq. He reasoned the move would...
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.
  • Trump’s targeting of Iran comes as Islamic leaders torture and kill 8,000 protesters

    01/17/2018 8:59:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames "Americans and Zionists" for the recent protests. The Shiite Muslim hard-liner says money supporting the citizens came from "one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf." (Associated Press/File) Iran’s rulers have inflicted death by torture and gunfire on citizen protesters in a crackdown since the Dec. 28 street uprising erupted, the main opposition group said Tuesday. The Europe-based National Council of Resistance of Iran says the Islamic republic’s ubiquitous security apparatus has arrested more than 8,000 citizens and killed at least 50, all while the West has remained mostly silent. The...
  • First Christmas Mass in Mosul Since 2014—Muslims Lend a Hand

    01/14/2018 6:08:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 1/9/18 | ACN Staff
    IN MOSUL, Iraq’s second largest city, Christmas bells rang out again this year for the first time in four years. During the preceding years this once so familiar sound had no longer been heard. Now, thanks to the ouster of ISIS from the city, Christians were able to celebrate Christmas Mass in the church of Mar Boulus (Saint Paul) in the Al-Mundshen suburb of Mosul. However, the joyful event almost didn’t happen. Right up until Christmas it had been nearly impossible for Christians to clean their church in Mosul. But then a group of young Muslims took the initiative, helping...
  • Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

    01/14/2018 8:15:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2018
    Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave aims to “purge terror” from his country’s southern border. Afrin is controlled by a Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG. Turkey considers the YPG to be a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that has waged a bloody insurgency within its borders. A YPG spokesman in Afrin said clashes erupted after midnight between his unit and Turkish troops near the border with Turkey. Rojhat Roj said the shelling of areas in Afrin district, in Aleppo province, killed one YPG fighter and injured a couple of civilians on...
  • Trump Designates $55 Million to Help Christians, Religious Minorities Rebuild in Iraq

    01/14/2018 10:05:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2018 | Samuel Smith
    In the wake of Vice President Mike Pence's announcement last October that the United States government would provide direct aid to persecuted Iraqi Christians struggling to rebuild following the liberation of the Nineveh Plains, the Trump administration has taken concrete steps to follow through on its promises.Trump's administration announced that it has renegotiated an agreement with the U.N. to ensure that vulnerable Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities victimized by the Islamic State in Iraq will get the U.N. assistance they were previously denied.The administration has also announced that it's accepting proposals by private organizations on the ground in Iraq...
  • Surrender or be shot in the face, senior US soldier tells ISIS

    01/10/2018 6:15:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 1/10/18 | Staff
    US troops and their allies will shoot Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in the face, beat them to death with shovels or drop bombs on them if they don't surrender, the US military's most senior enlisted member has said.In an eyebrow-raising set of postings on social media on Tuesday, Command Sergeant Major John Troxell warned that ISIS members who refuse to quit will be dispatched with "extreme prejudice," including via a small shovel known as an entrenching tool."If they surrender, we will safeguard them to their detainee facility cell, provide them chow, a cot and due process,"...
  • Russia-backed Syrian Army encircling Turkish troops in Idlib

    01/08/2018 10:51:02 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    United Press International (Left MSM Bias) ^ | December 8, 2017 | Sami Moubayed, The Arab Weekly (Carnigie)
    With Russian air cover, the Syrian Army is rapidly advancing on the Idlib coun­tryside, encircling thousands of Turkish troops and Turkey-backed rebels in the city. Turkish troops were dispatched to the war-torn city last October. It is unclear whether Syrian forces will stop at Idlib's gates or storm the city, as pro-government media said. If retaken, it would spell the final ejection of the armed opposition from all cities across Syria. On Jan. 2, government troops captured al-Hawa in the southern vicinity of Idlib, shortly after taking the towns of Ard az-Zour, Anshan and Khuwayn.