1. White house explains why there are only 60 people being trained to fight the Islamic State
(Perhaps this is what they mean by ‘barbarism Vs. civilization’?)
A Palestinian father from Jerusalem, claiming to be an exorcist, was arrested early Wednesday morning – along with four of his children and a family friend – for illegally entering and digging in a cave from the Second Temple period near the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.
According to the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery, the unidentified father, from east Jerusalem’s Isawiya neighborhood, told his brood that a demon residing in the cave kept a buried treasure there that he wanted to procure.
(Does anyone believe that is what it does?)
Jihadi supporters have been circulating a radical guidebook on social media, providing deadly instructions on how to create a active terror cell.
The shocking handbook, which has not been named by the MailOnline, worryingly contains a chapter by chapter guide to financing ‘Muslim gangs’ and obtaining weapons in the UK.
The book appears to be targeting a British audience, with harrowing references to a number of Britain’s worst terror cases.
Behind the cover of a charitable organisation raising awareness of Islamic teachings, gang members are urged to draw in recruits covertly off the streets.
Terrifyingly detailed bombmaking instructions are laid out in another chapter, complete with basic diagrams for making a bomb out of a fizzy drink can.
(Is this why Coke released a no-name version of its drink?)5. When one reads this article about France, one may get the impression that we aren’t being told everything that goes on there which is newsworthy.
(In Greece of course, “riots and chaos” are covered on the Weather Channel. Someone paying taxes is on the front page)
The Islamic State, or ISIS, has blown up on Monday an historic Christian church in Mosul known as the Mother of Aid.
Saeed Mamuzini, media officer of the Mosul branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party(PDK), told Rudaw the jihadists also killed four children who were near the church at the time of its destruction.
Mamuzin said the church was located in central of Mosul dates back to thousands of years.
(One can only imagine the amount of sacrifice and planing that not destroying a building for literally thousands of years has taken. The number of developments decided against, the materials not looted. This shows the enmity of islam to civilization, to cooperation, to history itself. A darkness that eclipses even the Nazis. If memory serves, even the Soviet communists kept the ballet and most structures of historical and artistic significance)
A group of 12 individuals who have ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and who were detained while entering Turkey from Syria have been released by a court, despite the fact that officials knew of the individuals’ connection to the militant group, one of the detainees told a daily on Tuesday.
The group was detained on June 26 at the Çobanbey border outpost in Kilis province and has since been released by the Kilis Criminal Court of Peace.
C.A., one of the 12 released by the Kilis court, spoke to the BirGün daily on Tuesday and said that they had fought in the ranks of ISIL for nine months.
C.A. also said he and others in the group, which included three women and five children, were interrogated by a prosecutor and officials from the National Intelligence Organization (M?T) after their detention at the border.
According to C.A., although he repeatedly denied that he had joined ISIL’s ranks during his initial questioning, the prosecutor and the other officials interrogating him already knew of their link to ISIL.
Thank you Richard, Buck, M., and all who sent in materials. More to come.