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French IS jihadist who held Western hostages in Syria named

Paris - A second French jihadist, Salim Benghalem, has been named as a possible jailer of Western hostages in Syria, a source close to the case told AFP on Friday.

'High risk of terror attack' in Spain: Minister

Madrid - Spain is facing its highest level of terror threat since 2004 because of the danger posed by jihadists, said the country's Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz on Sunday.

Op-Ed: When Syria becomes a spring break destination

London - Last week, a group of three teenage British girls, Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, left their homes in east London, and flew from Gatwick airport to Turkey.

Small French town Lunel's oversized jihadist recruitment

Lunel - For insight into why France is increasingly worried about large sections of its society becoming fertile turf for jihadist recruiters, the southern town of Lunel offers a singular example.

Kiwi jihadist mistakenly broadcasts his location

A technologically challenged Kiwi jihadist has been mistakenly broadcasting his location in Syria because he forgot to turn off the tracking device in his cell phone.

France on terror alert following three incidents in three days

Nantes - Following three possible terror attacks in three days, the French government has put the nation on terror alert as operation “Vigipirate” swings into action.

French police shoot dead 'Allahu Akbar' assailant

Tours - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed yesterday that those who “prey on the police” would face the face “the full severity of the state” following an attack at a French police station in a normally quiet suburb of Tours.

Self-defence class 'mistaken' for jihad training in France

Strasbourg - A group of men accused by police of "training for jihad" in broad daylight in a French park were merely taking a self-defence class, one of them told AFP on Wednesday.

Thousands of Indians volunteer to aid Iraq against IS

New Delhi - One day after an Islamic extremist group pledged to support IS, officials at a New Delhi mosque announce as many as 200,000 Indians have registered to volunteer against the jihadist terror group in Iraq.

Police arresting British Muslims before they travel to Turkey

London - On Wednesday, a British man made his way to London Luton Airport to board a flight to Turkey. Before the 22-year old could even board his flight to Istanbul, he was arrested by terror chiefs.

West in push to stop flow of jihadists

Paris - Europe and the United States are drawing up a new wave of anti-terror measures to try to stop the growing number of would-be jihadists from going to fight in Syria and Iraq.

Op-Ed: ISIS declares Caliphate in Iraq — PR exercise or call to arms?

Baghdad - ISIS have declared themselves a Caliphate, a move which experts say could redefine jihadism. It could also be a signal to Al Qaeda that ISIS is now the leading jihad faction. The declaration appears to be as much a PR move as an ideological statement.

Op-Ed: al-Qaida-backed Sunnis may be on verge of taking over Iraq

Mosul - Sunni fighters linked to al-Qaida have seized Iraq’s second-largest city, and the war that George Bush declared won appears to be in danger of being lost now that US troops are gone.

ISIS garnering more jihadi influence than al-Qaeda?

With Islamic State of Iraq and Great Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi requiring an increasingly large support network it seems possible that his group is vying to be more influential in the jihadi world than the Al-Qaeda network.

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.

European nations work to stop Islamist fighters going to Syria

Several European representatives have gathered in Brussels to discuss how they can work to effectively stem the flow of young Islamists in Europe going and joining the ranks of Islamist fighters in Syria.

Op-Ed: Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped; West still does not act

Lagos - The Boko Haram has again engaged in activities that are viewed as war crimes, even by Africa’s loose standards of warfare. Over 100 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok. They were taken after an intense gunfight with soldiers protecting the school.

Sentence for woman who dressed son Jihad in 'I am a bomb' t-shirt

Avignon - The mother of Jihad, a three-year-old boy, who sent him to school wearing a t-shirt with "I am a bomb" on the front and his name and "Born on September 11th" on the back, has received a suspended jail sentence and a fine on Friday.

Op-Ed: Al-Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahri sets out guidelines for jihad

Ayman al-ZawahrI, the leader of al-Qaeda, recently issued guidelines on how to conduct jihad or holy war. The report on the guidelines comes from SITE monitoring service yesterday (Sept. 16).

38 feared dead in latest Boko Haram Islamist attack in Nigeria

At least 38 people have been killed this weekend in two further attacks attributed to Boko Haram Islamist insurgents in Nigeria’s troubled Borno province in the north-east of the country.

Op-Ed: Holy War ticking time bomb for America

With Egypt on fire and Christians running for their lives under threat from the Muslim Brotherhood, is this only the beginning of the war against Christians around the world? Will the United States be next?

Op-Ed: Islamic Ideology — The fuel that drives the Jihad engine

Islamic Ideology proclaims the entanglement of religious and governmental politics into every element of Muslim life. With no escape from God's judgment Muslims must atone for every action.

Op-Ed: Credulous America — The deception of Islam

Radical Islam making good on their promise to infiltrate America. However, very few are willing to speak out. This is the first of many articles geared to bring to light the tactics and intentions of the Jihad and the radical Islamic moment in America.

Syrian Jihadists appear to have portable anti-aircraft missiles

Sunni Jihadists operating in northern Syria have apparently procured a large supply of portable surface-to-air missiles that will enable the Syrian rebels to shoot down military aircraft of the Syrian Air Force.

Thousands of Egyptian Islamists endorse call for Syrian Jihad

Thousands of Islamists have converged on the Egyptian capital Cairo supporting the call by Sunni clerics of the Muslim Brotherhood to wage a holy war against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian Jihad backed by Egypts Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood Party has blamed Shiite Muslims for all of the religious strife throughout the history of Islam. It has accordingly called for a Jihad against the Syrian government and its Shi'a allies Hezbollah and the Iranian regime.

Op-Ed: Don’t bomb the interview: job tips for terrorists

If you find yourself changing careers, out on the streets looking for a new job, you probably will learn what other job seekers have discovered: it is a cruel and ugly world out there.

Jihad declared on behalf of Syrian regime

"A national and a religious duty," was what the highest 'official' Sunni Muslim called joining the Syrian Army recently when it issued a decree calling on Syrians to join their government in its battle the rebel opposition.

French mother on trial for sending son to nursery in 9/11 T-shirt

Avignon - The mother and uncle of a toddler were in court, Wednesday facing charges of ‘defending terrorism,’ the mother having sent her young son, who happens to be named ‘Jihad’ to nursery school wearing a T-shirt carrying the legend “I am a bomb."

French Interior Minister to expel radical imams ‘in coming days’

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced yesterday that, as part of the French government’s fight against radical Islam and “global jihadism,” several radical Moslem clerics were likely to be deported from France over the coming days.
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