4 Things You Should Know About ISIS – But Don’t


4 Things You Should Know About ISIS – But Don’tIn 2009, when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi walked away from a United States detention camp in Iraq, he warned his former captors: “I’ll see you guys in New York.”
Just five years later, in 2014, this same man became the leader of ISIS.

After Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, the deadliest since 9/11, al-Baghdadi’s words seem more ominous – and relevant.

This week, CNN noted the resilience of New Yorkers. Yet, we deceive ourselves if we go on with our lives and dismiss Tuesday’s attack as another senseless atrocity carried out by a “lone wolf.” (After all, the alleged attacker wanted to display the ISIS flag in the hospital while he recovered, and the militant group claimed him as a “soldier of the caliphate.”)

What motivates ISIS to commit such carnage? Radical jihadists such as al-Baghdadi are more than psychopaths perverting Islam. ISIS wants to usher in the apocalypse…. read more

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After The Caliphate


By Hal Lindsey

In its heyday, ISIS conquered large swaths of territory. Al-Qaeda and other terror groups have controlled pockets of land here and there, but not like ISIS. For a couple of years, ISIS was building a country. More precisely, they were building a caliphate.

In 2014, ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, made the claim that his genealogy went back to Mohammed himself — a requirement for a true caliph. His followers began using the title “Caliph” to address and describe him. They called him, “Commander of the Believers.” They saw him as the leader of all Muslims. ISIS changed names. It became simply “The Islamic State.”

Thankfully, all that is disappearing now. ISIS controls territory in Syria and Iraq, but less every day. Their hope of a grand future is dying. Young people from all over the world came to Syria and Iraq, eager to join “a great cause.” Thousands of them now lie in mass graves.

Our military commanders correctly remind us that there is much to be done. But the fearsome ISIS war machine long ago lost momentum, then began to lose its lands. In July, Iraqi forces retook the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. A few days ago, a U.S.-backed group called the “Syrian Democratic Forces” took over Raqqa in Syria. That had been the defacto capital of ISIS…. read more

Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenges for US And Europe


News ImageFor months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try to return home.

When they do, the experts cautioned, they will carry the terror threat with them, ready and willing to strike in Western countries. And law enforcement agencies must be prepared.

Now, with the fall of the Iraqi city of Harija — the Islamic State’s last major stronghold — and the impending collapse of its Syrian capital, Raqqa, the time has finally come. But is law enforcement prepared?

Not really.

An estimated 5,000 Europeans have joined ISIS and other terrorist groups since fighting first broke out in Syria. While some surviving members may choose to remain in the region, or travel to other conflict areas like Afghanistan, a few thousand others will likely try to make their way back home…. read more

Why We Cannot Trust the FBI


The FBI is discounting ISIS’ claim that the Las Vegas attack was jihad. But is the FBI really trustworthy?

The Islamic State says Steven Paddock converted six months ago. He filmed himself killing; jihadis do that and post it online. The attack was meticulously planned, as jihad attacks are, and Paddock likely had an accomplice. Paddock made numerous trips to the Middle East. Over 200 of his foreign financial transactions were flagged for possible “covert terrorism financing.”

Contrary to the ignorant, misinformed and delusional talking heads in the media, ISIS does not take responsibility for events that are not theirs. This has led even the New York Times’ terrorism expert to give credence to ISIS’ claims. The Philippines attack at Resorts World Casino was theirs. And there again, ISIS’ initial claims of responsibility were dismissed.

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that “the FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months — and found nothing.”… read more

Ex-Soldier Recounts Miraculous Way God Intervened When Death Was the Only Way Out


Dave Eubank carrying a little girl to safety with help of U.S. military and Iraqi Army.

Dave Eubank says he knew the odds were against him.

“ISIS fire was intense as we approached the huddled group of three survivors,” Eubank recalled in an Instagram post.

On June 1, Eubank, an ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who runs a Christian humanitarian organization called Free Burma Rangers, got a call from an Iraqi unit that was fighting ISIS on the frontlines west of Mosul, Iraq.

“They said civilians coming, a lot (of them) shot,” Eubank told CNN.

He and members of the Free Burma Rangers are in Iraq helping civilians flee from ISIS-held areas.

The team jumped into action after they got the call…. read more

ISIS carries out twin terror attacks in Tehran, third foiled


Flag_of_Islamic_State_of_Iraq.svg.pngby Behold Israel

Reported 7 killed and 35 injured; Conflicting reports claim one of the terrorists was suicide bomber; Hostages reportedly taken in parliament building

ISIS carried out two terror attacks in Tehran Wednesday morning in the first attack by the terrorist organization in Iran.

The attacks took place at Iran’s parliament building and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, the terrorists reportedly taking between 3-5 hostages. A reported seven were killed in two different attacks, one of the attacks a suicide bomber with approximately 35 injured in the shootings.

Iran’s media confirmed the attacks stating “Fighters from the Islamic State attacked Khomeini’s shrine and the Iranian parliament in Tehran.”

Iranian security officials reported that a third attempted attack was foiled.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry released the statement “This morning two terrorist groups attacked the parliament and Imam Khomeini’s shrine… Members of a third group were arrested before being able to carry out any attack.”

ISIS took responsibility for the attack, claiming all the terrorists were suicide bombers.[Full Source]

A Guide To Understanding The Trump-Saudi Deal


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Question: Why did the Saudis treat President Trump so graciously?

Answer: They’re scared. Even though the Saudis are as responsible as any party for radicalizing Sunni Islam, they did so believing it would make them safe. It was an attempt to buy the extremists off, thinking they would never bite the hand that fed them. In addition, the royal family is divided – with some more extreme than others. They realize two things: Iran represents an existential threat to the kingdom, and so does the ISIS brand of terrorism. The only force on earth than can help save the kingdom is long-time ally America. In addition, the Arab and Muslim world respects strength, which they see in President Trump. There’s one more thing: In the past, the Saudis have sought to buy favor with U.S. presidents with millions of dollars in endowments after they left office. These include Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. They are wise enough to know Trump, a billionaire, cannot be bought off this way.

Question: Is there really potential for the Saudis to reform and join the fight against ISIS, al-Qaida, Hamas, Iran and Hezbollah?…. read more

ISIS Savages Dismember Children, Behead Women in Rampage in Central Syria


As many as 82 people have been killed in a wave of slaughter carried out by the Islamic State terror group in central Hama province in Syria, with reports that women and children have been beheaded and dismembered.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights provided the latest update on the slaughter on Friday, noting that as many as 82 people have been killed in what is the most violent single attack on the countryside of Salamiyah city in more than two years.

SOHR clarified that 56 of the casualties were people killed in the villages of Aqareb al-Safi and Al-Mabujeh, with five children younger than 18 and four women among the dead.

Another 26 casualties were IS members, who were killed during the violent attack…. read more