1. The Islamic State begins its journey towards stricter adherence to brutal sharia. The whipping of musicians and destruction of instruments begins.
2. Boko Haram ‘in Cameroon kidnappings’
Suspected militants from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of people in raids in neighbouring Cameroon, officials say.
They said many of those kidnapped in the cross border attack against villages were children.
Four villagers who tried to fend off the attackers were killed, a security source has told the BBC.
3. ISIS Executes Pigeon and Bird Breeders in Diyala, Iraq
Raising doves and pigeons is a deadly pursuit in ISIS-controlled Iraq.
The popular hobby is in the sights of extremist Islamist fighters, who this week rounded up 15 boys and young men in the eastern province of Diyala for pursuing a pastime now deemed un-Islamic. Three have already been executed, according to a security official in the area who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.
Also there appears to be an Israeli front now in the Islamic State war on the world:
4. Son of Imad Mugniyeh, 6 Others, Said Killed in IAF Syria Strike
Jihad Mughniyeh in 2008
Hezbollah admitted Sunday that one of its senior men was killed along with five or six other operatives in an IAF strike in Syria. Reports quoted in Israeli media said that the man is Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a senior Hezbollah officer who was also killed by Israel several years ago. Hezbollah reportedly called the death of Mughniyeh “an unbearable blow.” He was reportedly very close to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.
The men killed in the strike were reportedly assisting terrorists in preparing missiles for launch against Israel.
5. State of Palestine: Al Qassam hold open registration for new members
6. Interesting cartoon. Well worth a read.
Thank you Yucki, Sunshine, M., and many many more.
Hizb’allah’s speech tonight should be worth watching. If anyone understands it please send the gist of it to a comment below the newest post at the time. There is a lot going on so this post is a bit sloppy. I apologize. Need to prepare for the posts to come tonight and tomorrow.
Egyptian president has more guts to speak out about radical Islam than Obama [VIDEO]
I “knew” this guy for more than twenty years. He got weirder and weirder with time.
Anchor Leaves CNN After Tweets (NYT, Jan 17, 2015)
CNN’s Jim Clancy Resigns After Twitter Rant About Israeli Propaganda (gawker, Jan 16, 2015)
RADM Kirby Speaks on Training Forces for the Fight Against ISIL
I look at these military “leaders” and want to puke.
Witness Fox panelist, Kirsten Powers’ pathetic moral equivalence on the resurgent caliphate…segments 9:10, 9:11 & 9:12 for conversation in context
Discussion (& video/transcript) from Friday’s Fox News “Outnumbered” panel
snippets from transcript:
9:12 continuation where Kirsten doubles down
CNN – Can U.S. win image war with ISIS?