Written by Open Doors
An ISIS statement read from the city's mosques on July 18, gave the few remaining Christians in Mosul a stark ultimatum—stay and convert, pay Islamic tax (more than most families can afford) or leave. "If they refuse this, they will have nothing but the sword."
Written by Y. Mansharof. E. Kharrazi, Y. Lahat, and A. Savyon
In advance of Qods (Jerusalem) Day,which this year falls on July 25, 2014, and against the backdrop of the continued fighting in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian resistance organizations in Gaza - Hamas and Islamic Jihad - Iran's leaders have, in speeches, called implicitly ...
Written by Lawrence A. Franklin
IDF Excavation of the tunnels has resulted in the seizure of tons of Hamas supplies as well as the discovery of plans for future operations.
Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on ...
Written by Daniel Greenfield
There are two dimensions to fighting a War on Terror. One is fighting terrorists and the other is fighting terrorism. In conventional warfare there isn't that much of a difference between fighting men and their tactics. There is a wider space between fighting terrorists and their tactics.
Written by Enza Ferreri
Gates of Vienna
While the British government is making its own citizens pay for the jihadis allowed to return to the UK from Syria and Iraq, both in terms of money — through the £1.1 billion cash injection for defence announced today, £800 million of which will fund an extra investmentin ...
Written by IDF Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael (Mickey) Segall,
Vol. 14, No. 23 July 15, 2014
Written by Raymond Ibrahim
The new “caliphate” of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the Islamic State, formerly “ISIS”—recently made clear that it means to follow in the footsteps of the original caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Sadiq (632-634), specifically by directing its jihad against fellow Muslims, in Islamic parlance, the “hypocrites” and ...
Written by Khaled Abu Toameh
Over the past week there are voices coming out of Egypt and some Arab countries -- voices that publicly support the Israeli military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
They see the atrocities and massacres committed by Islamists on a daily basis in Iraq and Syria and are beginning to ask ...
Written by Prof. Hillel Frisch
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 253