18-Sep-2014 - The Daily Signal
The grisly propaganda videos released by Islamist terrorists of the executions of innocent American hostages are coldly calculated to intimidate the terrorist group’s enemies, inspire its followers and incite further attacks against the United States and our allies.
17-Sep-2014 - AlMonitor
The Barack Obama administration is focusing its public diplomacy efforts on persuading “swing voters” in the Muslim world that the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) is a bigger threat to them than US policies, the State Department’s top communications official says.
17-Sep-2014 - FP
Before he came to Colombia, all that Mohammed had ever heard about the country was "violence, drugs, and war." Certainly, when the 28-year-old Syrian fled Damascus just over a year ago, Colombia did not register as a possible place to resettle. "I never thought about South America at all," Mohammed says, sitting in an upscale apartment in
17-Sep-2014 - FP
the many terrifying stories emerging from Islamic State-occupied Iraq and Syria, the violence directed toward women is perhaps the most difficult to contemplate. The Islamic State's (IS) fighters are committing horrific sexual violence on a seemingly industrial scale: For example,
17-Sep-2014 - Quilliam
The brutal beheading of David Haines, just like the previous beheadings of US journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff, once again highlights the inhumane nature of the Islamic State (IS) and the importance of tackling this group. The terrorist killing of one British citizen by another in Syria is also a watershed in this conflict, and points to...
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A new law just signed into force in Russia envisages penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment for what are termed ‘calls to extremist activity via the Internet’. With a leading Crimean Tatar newspaper deemed extremist for using such unkind words as ‘annexation’ and ‘Russian occupation’, the dangers...
08-Jul-2014 - Huntington News
A relatively new group engaging in non-state political violence, ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently called for the creation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria and a continuation and strengthening of jihad during Ramadan, according to a video that emerged through social media.