(Actual video here. While I have not watched it, its probably not for people who do not like seeing the gratuitous torture and execution of people on grounds of not being the ‘right’ religion. So I won’t watch it. INN Link on this here)
But when the architect of the Islamic State died, he left something behind that he had intended to keep strictly confidential: the blueprint for this state. It is a folder full of handwritten organizational charts, lists and schedules, which describe how a country can be gradually subjugated. SPIEGEL has gained exclusive access to the 31 pages, some consisting of several pages pasted together. They reveal a multilayered composition and directives for action, some already tested and others newly devised for the anarchical situation in Syria’s rebel-held territories. In a sense, the documents are the source code of the most successful terrorist army in recent history.
At least 1,600 Britons have travelled to the Syrian and Iraqi battlefields, more than double the number previously reported, foreign intelligence officials have claimed.
About 500 of these have returned to the UK, three well-placed foreign intelligence officials have told The Sunday Times.
“We believe that even 1,600 is a very conservative estimate because by the time we started picking up on the scale of [the] problem, a lot of the people had slipped through the gates,” said one official. “And we’re still seeing at least about five people leaving the UK for Syria and Iraq every week — and that’s not to count the ones we don’t know about.”
The status was said to have contained harsh words that insulted Islam and Malay rulers as the writer seemed to be dissatisfied at the ‘Azan’ (call to prayer) which he claimed to be very disturbing.
Mior Faridalatrash, however, said initial investigation found that the 43-year-old man had a Facebook account, but he did not upload any status which insulted Islam and the Malay rulers.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.
In a report released Monday, the U.N. chief expressed “grave concern” over sexual violence perpetrated by armed groups, including those promoting extremist ideologies in Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali, Libya and Yemen.
“The confluence of crises wrought by violent extremism has revealed a shocking trend of sexual violence employed as a tactic of terror by radical groups,” Ban said.
New research shows the number of convictions for Muslim extremism has rocketed amid fears of radicalisation inside Britain’s jails
Increasing numbers of Islamist terrorists are being released from jail to commit repeat offences as Britain witnesses a new “revolving door” of extremists, experts have warned.
Terrorism convictions have nearly doubled in the last four years compared with rates seen in the previous decade, according to research by a prominent think-tank.
(This outrage is a crime. And it could have happened anywhere right? Except the real issue will be what happens to these people as a consequence of their actions. The problem with islam is not that people do awful things. It is an aspect of human nature that people do awful things. Its whether or not the culture and its consequent criminal justice system allow these awful things to happen as being right and just. Whether this is a crime, or a lawful act. In Saudi Arabia it would likely be a lawful act. In Pakistan, killing someone for ‘blasphemy’ is lawful and clearly it is in Afghanistan. We shall see how the Pakistani government deals with this)
Eleven notes have been found in the Copenhagen district of Østerbro warning of a new terror attack, TV2 Lorry reported Friday.
“Denmark will soon be hit by a terror attack that will make what happened on February 14 look like a prank – look forward to it,” the notes read.
Some of the notes were placed at Krudttønden, the cultural cafe in Østerbro where Omar El-Hussein opened fire on a free speech and blasphemy event, killing 55-year-old filmmaker Finn Nørgaard.
El-Hussein later killed security guard Dan Uzan at a Copenhagen synagogue. Several police officers were injured in the shootings before El-Hussein was killed by police.
Thank you M., Richard, Don C., and many more including Tundra T. and Tommy R. from his twitter feed. More to come later on.
(Is the Turkish/Ottoman mass slaughter of the Armenian Christians Genocide or not? Clearly the Ottomans felt it was as that was the stated intention)
Talaat Pasha, the powerful Ottoman interior minister during World War I, certainly didn’t disguise his objective. “The Government … has decided to destroy completely all the indicated [Armenians] persons living in Turkey,” he brusquely reminded officials in Aleppo in a September 1915 dispatch. “An end must be put to their existence … and no regard must be paid to either age or sex, or to conscientious scruples.”
Thanks antikythera for that.