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Dempsey: ISIS ‘Will Eventually Collapse Under the Weight of Their Own Contradictions’

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey vowed today that ISIS “will eventually collapse under the weight of their own contradictions” — with “a little help from coalition partners.” Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter were asked at a Pentagon press conference today about the Department of Homeland Security alert about the […]

Massive Terror Attack on Military Checkpoints in Egypt’s Sinai Kills Dozens

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

A coordinated attack by terrorists on multiple Egyptian military checkpoints in north Sinai has left dozens dead with fighting still ongoing in some areas, according to multiple reports. #UPDATE IS attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 70 soldiers and civilians: officials http://t.co/ffgdV0q0oL — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 1, 2015 Egypt's army says it's still fighting IS […]

State Department Is Withholding Clinton/Obama 10:00 Benghazi Phone Call Readout (Video)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

President Barack Obama has never explained what he did on the night of the 9/11/2012 attack in Benghazi, but it is known that he made a phone call to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while the attack was still unfolding. The readout of the phone call is being withheld by the State Department on the […]

Prosecutor Who Went After Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Assassinated in Cairo

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Egyptian prosecutor who led the prosecution of former President Mohamed Morsi and many of his Muslims Brotherhood compatriots was assassinate in a Cairo bombing today. Terrorist groups have had their eyes on Egypt since the ouster of Morsi, but calls to attack Egypt have stepped up since Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed […]

ISIS Is Using These Talking Points to Lure Taliban to Their Side

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The ISIS creep into Afghanistan now has an official PR strategy for luring Taliban fighters over to the side of the Islamic State. Black ISIS flags are being raised in Afghan villages and casualties from firefights have included foreign fighters from places such as Turkey, Chechnya, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Kunduz governor said recently. […]

Liberals Celebrate ‘Gay Equality’ While ISIS Throws 4 Gays From Rooftops

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

While American liberals were celebrating SCOTUS’ illegal decision forcing gay marriage upon all 50 states – and thereby nullifying the 10th Amendment – ISIS threw 4 gays from the roof of a building. As always, a crowd had gathered to watch the brutal mass murder: #Syria #ISIS Executed a gay man in #DirZour by throwing […]

ISIS Using U.S. TOW Antitank Missiles in Latest Syrian Offensive

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Just days after Western analysts were updating their obituaries for ISIS after the group’s setback in Tel Abyad, which is about 100km north of the ISIS capital of Raqaa, ISIS has lashed back with two offensives: a small-scale raid on Kobane on the Turkish/Syria border, and against Hasakah in Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria. And pictures distributed […]

Defense Secretary Gave This Answer to U.S. Soldier Who Asked for Plan Against Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was addressing members of the U.S. Army stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany, today when he got a terrorism question from a soldier. “Sir, I’d like to know, what is the Department of Defense plan of action when it comes to the increasing threat posed by Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram in West Africa?” […]

Yet Another ‘Known Wolf’: France’s Beheading Terrorist Was Well-Known By Authorities, But No Action Was Taken

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Yassin Salhi, the suspect in a beheading at a factory owned by an American company near Lyon, France, had been known to authorities for his connections to the Salafist networks in the area since 2006. Reports indicate that authorities were well-aware of his increased radicalization over the past two years. The France attack suspect has been […]

New al-Qaeda Magazine Warns of ‘New Pearl Harbor’ with ‘Game-Changer’ Military Strategy

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Al-Qaeda relatively new — yet gruesomely active — chapter in southeast Asia debuted the second edition of its English-language magazine today, with slain American jihadist Adam Gadahn as the cover boy and occupying nearly every one of its 92 pages. It also included a warning about what al-Qaeda sees at a “game-changer” in future attacks. […]

BREAKING: Muslim Terrorist Attack in Lyon

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

France has an even bigger Muslim problem than England: Police told French news agency AFP that a suspected Islamist attacker pinned a decapitated head covered with Arabic writing to the gates of a gas factory in eastern France on Friday, before being arrested. One person has been killed in a suspected terror attack at a […]

ISIS Attacks Liberated Kobane as Accusations Fly About Terrorists’ Turkey Access

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

ISIS fighters have attacked the border city of Kobane, which had been liberated by a Kurdish offensive and supportive coalition airstrikes in January. Reports say there have already been multiple casualties in a village near Kobane, including the slaughter of Syrian Kurdish women and children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS attacked after […]

Number of Islamic Terror-Related Arrests in 2015 Surpasses Previous Two Years Combined

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Last month I reported here exclusively at PJ Media on the rapidly escalating number of Islamic terror-related arrests this year, noting that we were on pace to surpass the number of arrests for 2013 and 2014 combined (48) before the halfway point of the current year next week. In fact, that is exactly what has […]

Muslim Reformist M. Zuhdi Jasser Blasts New York Times: ‘Indistinguishable From Islamist Media’

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

As our own Rick Moran reported yesterday, liberal media have used a new study by the New America Foundation to pretend that white Americans pose a bigger threat to national security than Muslim radicals. Rick explains that this conclusion can’t be drawn from the report at all: it’s only possible to say so when one […]

Tsarnaev to Court: ‘I Pray to Allah to Bestow His Mercy on You’

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

With references to the current Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke publicly for the first time today before he was formally sentenced to death. Tsarnaev, who was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1993 and brought to the United States from Dagestan in 2002, spoke in a heavy accent although news reports have […]

Kurdish Fighters Closing in on ISIS Stronghold in Syria (Video)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 - by Debra Heine

ISIS is losing ground in Syria thanks to the efforts of Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units aka YPG and coalition airstrikes.  The jihadist group has faced one defeat after another to Kurdish forces since being forced to withdraw from the town of Kobane back in in January. In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, […]

Meet the Afghanistan Hero Who Killed Almost All of Taliban Terrorists Trying to Attack Parliament

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Afghanistan has a new national hero right now after one soldier took out nearly all of the terrorists who tried to attack parliament on Monday. The Taliban — who are not considered terrorists by the White House but an “armed insurgency” — detonated a car bomb outside of the heavily guarded compound in Kabul, with […]

SPLC Issues Hit List of 12 Conservative Women Who Speak Out Against Radical Islam

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The Southern Poverty Law Center has posted a list of “Women Against Islam” which targets twelve prominent conservative women who are known to speak out against radical Islam, calling them “the most hardline anti-Muslim women activists in America.” Judicial Watch described the list as “a starter kit” for jihadists to go after the women like Floyd Corkins went […]

WH Takes Credit For Kurdish Gains in Syria (Video)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Kurdish fighters took control  of Tal Abyad near the Turkish border Tuesday, dealing a major blow to ISIS by cutting off a key supply line to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest gave the president credit for the string of victories Kurdish fighters have had against ISIS in Northern Syria – claiming their […]

Obama’s Ramadan Message: ‘A Time to Reinforce Faith, Compassion and Forgiveness’

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama issued a statement marking the Islamic month of Ramadan, which begins at sundown: As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a time in […]

Senate Moves to Bolster CIA Torture Ban

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The Senate overwhelming passed an amendment offered by Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain that reinforces existing policy banning the use of torture by the CIA. From the Associated Press: Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the measure would permanently ban the CIA from using any tactics that the […]

Taliban to ISIS: Let’s All Get Along – But Let Us Lead in Afghanistan Ops

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Calling their method of sharia implementation “ideal,” the Taliban reached out to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a letter urging unity of purpose as they move forward in jihad. The outreach comes as ISIS fighters have been streaming into Afghanistan, alarming officials concerned about a potential alliance but resulting in some deadly turf wars […]

AQAP Confirms Leader Killed, Vows to Make U.S. ‘Taste the Bitterness of Defeat’

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula confirmed in a statement released through its media arm, Al-Malahem, that leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi was killed in an American airstrike in Yemen. “We in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula mourn to our Muslim nation … that Abu Baseer Nasser bin Abdul Karim al-Wuhayshi, God rest his soul, passed away in […]

Kurdish Forces Retake Tal Abyad (Video)

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

With the help of coalition airstrikes, Syrian Kurdish fighters succeeded in routing ISIS out of the border town Tal Abyad Monday, cutting off the jihadis’ main supply line between Raqqa and the Turkish border. The BBC reported: Reinforcements are being sent by the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) to help secure the main road south to […]

Jewish Americans Prefer Netanyahu to Obama in Latest Poll

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

As the Mad Voter Roger L. Simon contemplates whether or not Michael Oren’s new book will change the Jewish vote, the latest J Street poll shows that Obama’s latest attempts to “woo” the Jewish community have had zero impact. Despite a less-than-schmoozy synagogue visit and the interviews granted to the usual Jewish suspects, the president’s approval […]

Thousands of Syrians Flee to Turkey as Kurdish Forces Advance on ISIS (Video)

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

  It was utter chaos on the Syrian/Turkey border Sunday as thousands of Syrians fled coalition bombs and intense fighting between Kurdish fighters and ISIS militants near the border town of Tal Abyad. Last week, the Erdogan government ordered the Turkish Army not to allow any more of the refugees to cross the border.  Turkish troops fired water […]

Erdogan Lends ISIS a Hand, Pushes Fleeing Human Shields Back Into Their Hands with Water Cannons

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

After the Islamist AKP party cruised to defeat in last weekend’s parliamentary elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced the border would be closed to Syrians fleeing ISIS as “there is no longer a humanitarian tragedy,” in the words of Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş. Kurtulmuş further claimed Wednesday that people were “fleeing strikes by […]

Guantanamo Liquidation: Six Yemeni al-Qaeda Shipped to Oman

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Defense Department announced just after midnight that a six-pack of Guantanamo detainees was transferred to Oman. Idris Ahmad ‘Abd Al Qadir Idris , a Yemeni, used to be a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and an al-Qaeda recruiter. A 2008 review found him to be a high risk to the United States. Sharaf Ahmad […]

ISIS Prepares To Turn Historic Mosul Church Into Mosque

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

ISIS fighters have announced that they will convert a historic church in Mosul into a mosque. And now, virtually no Christians remain in what was once Iraq’s hotbed of Christianity. The church threatened with conversion is the Syrian Orthodox Church of St Ephraim, according to Fides, the Vatican’s news service. It was taken over by […]

Israel Insider Chronicles Obama’s Hatred

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren is releasing a book based on his four-year stint. Due out on June 23, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide promises to be a landmark text for two reasons. Firstly because all the major players are still in office. Secondly, because the decidedly centrist (if not liberal […]

Child Abuse in the Name of Jihad: Shocking Images from an ISIS ‘Cubs’ Training Camp

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

ISIS released video today of a training camp of “caliphate cubs” in Mosul that shows boys being groomed for jihad with live-fire exercises and abusive adult trainers. The boys are masked in the video except for mealtime, when the camera pans away from their faces. Their higher voices and average heights suggest mostly pre-pubescent boys […]

Claim: British Actor Who Joined the Kurds in the Fight Against ISIS Is Annoying the Heck Out of Everyone

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

A former U.S. Army serviceman who has been in Northern Syria fighting ISIS with the Kurds since September of last year says that a minor British actor who recently joined them in the fight is a liability and in danger of losing his life — and not necessarily at the hands of ISIS. He’s calling […]

State Department Spokesman: Can Everyone Get Over Ramadi Already?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The State Department’s new spokesman, fresh from a tenure as the Pentagon’s spokesman, said it doesn’t do much good to look back on the fall of Ramadi — less than a month ago, on May 17. John Kirby told CNN that President Obama, who told reporters at the G-7 summit yesterday “we don’t yet have […]

Obama in Germany: ‘We Don’t Yet Have a Complete Strategy’ to Defeat ISIS (Video)

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

It’s hard to keep Obama’s ISIS strategy straight. In August of 2014, after the Islamists had spread like cockroaches throughout Syria and Iraq, he admitted that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with the crisis. It took the spectacle of ISIS militants brutally beheading two Americans on video for our commander-in-chief to announce a strategy in […]

Obama on ISIS, Iraq: ‘We Don’t Have a Complete Strategy Yet’

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama did a good job of ignoring Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi after a G-7 photo shoot in Germany, while telling the media that they’ve yet to arrive at a “complete strategy” against ISIS. Obama was captured on video never turning to the prime minister next to him even as Abadi waited with his […]