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New intelligence has emerged warning Washington that its upcoming confrontation with the Islamic State may leave it blind to a more sinister and direct threat from a much lesser known terrorist group that has arisen from the ashes of the Syrian war. According to government sources, the Al-Qaeda offshoot group is led by a former …

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If the US fails to attack Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, the country could face the prospect of “many” terrorist attacks similar to September 11, a top-ranking Democrat says. It comes as the House debates arming Syrian rebels to fight IS. Speaking during a floor debate at the House of Representatives on …

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The US Department of Justice said it is launching a national pilot program in a number of cities to try and detect American extremists interested in joining terrorist organizations and fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq. US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message Monday that the program is designed to bring …

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The Israeli Defense Forces are launching criminal probes into five cases of alleged misconduct and breach of international law by their own soldiers in the summer operation in the Gaza Strip. This will be part of a series totaling 99 investigations. The probes will include an investigation into the infamous bombing of a UN-run school, …

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Given all the mutations that the Middle East has gone through thanks to the emergence of al Qaeda during the resistance to the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan, watching what is occurring now with an even more fanatical group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS) and proclaiming itself the new caliphate has proven even more lethal …

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The US State Department recently released a propaganda video in English to counter gains made by the Internet-savvy militant group Islamic State. Yet the use of the extremist’s own violent footage may have the opposite effect, critics say. The video, “Welcome to ‘Islamic State’ land,” is part of the State Department’s ‘Think Again Turn Away’ …

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US President Obama plans to address the nation on Wednesday, promising to “hunt down” Islamic State extremists “wherever they are,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. The address will take place one day before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. READ: ISIS Propaganda Mastermind Said To Be University of Massachusetts Graduate Obama said he believes …

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Islamic State militants killed up to 770 captured Iraqi soldiers after they captured a former US military base in Tikrit back in June, a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. Three new mass execution sites have been discovered at the Camp Speicher air base near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the …

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Abdirahmaan Muhumed, the second known American to die while fighting alongside Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants, was formerly an employee with a Delta Airlines subsidiary at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Muhumed had a security clearance at the airport, access to the tarmac, and access to planes, as his job was to clean aircraft, …

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OBAMA BLAMING AMERICA: ‘Tis the Season to Charge with Treason By Allan Erickson, Clash Daily The last place BHO should show his face is at the American Legion national convention, but true to form, he cares little about what is wise, appropriate or advisable. President Pussyfoot was not satisfied appearing before the hostile audience recently. …

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The American photojournalist who was beheaded by Islamic State militants was also tortured using some of the same methods employed by the CIA in its controversial, post-9/11 interrogation program. James Foley was subjected to waterboarding multiple times while being imprisoned by the Islamic State, as were three other kidnapped Westerners. According to the Washington Post, several …

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Both the Islamic State militants and the Syrian government have committed crimes against humanity during the civil war in Syria, a report by a special UN panel says. The report, conducted by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry, accuses the Islamic State militants of “widespread and systematic attacks on the civilian population” in Syria. “In areas of …

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Awesome!!!! The most hopeful news regarding Middle East/global peace I have seen in decades! WOW, I never thought I would see this! This is very good news… Via Breitbart: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said that now is the time to recognize Israel as a legitimate entity in the Middle East, stressing that the Palestinian arm …

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The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups. Foreign estimates put the figure between 20,000 and 50,000. “[The] Islamic State didn’t come from nowhere,” according to …

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would continue. “[Islamic State militants] are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” he said, as …

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Hundreds of protesters flooded the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Wednesday, carrying signs and chanting in support of Palestinians as violence continues to rage in Gaza. As demonstrators marched across the bridge, activists also dropped a huge Palestinian flag from the nearby Manhattan Bridge that read, “Boycott Divestment Sanctions.” Although it is unknown …

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Congressman: Obama’s ‘Muslim Brothers’ Preventing Further Action Against Terrorists In Iraq Is anyone else sick and tired of Obama’s catering and pandering to Muslims, or is it just me and Louie? BY Igor Volsky, Think Progress CREDIT: AP A Republican congressman warned Americans that President Obama would not be able to adequately protect the nation …

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