March 30, 2015
ISIS Rule Just Like The Days of Saddam Hussein
When fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and a number of other rebel groups captured much of northern and central Iraq last summer, 50-year-old Sidiqa* - a resident of Mosul - reacted with euphoria.I for one am scratching my archaeological vacation in Mosul. Its become a bit too archaeological if you know what I mean.
Sidiqa, like many of her neighbours, initially viewed the fighters as liberators who broke the grip of a government they considered oppressive. But since ISIL's black banner was hoisted over the city - Iraq's second-largest, with nearly two million people - life has become much more difficult.
"I could not even go out on my own to get groceries," said Sidiqa, who now lives in the Kurdish-controlled city of Erbil. "As a woman, I was not allowed to go out without the company of a male family member."
March 27, 2015
Sandcrawler PSA: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Islamic State of Losers is Detrimental to Your Health
March 23, 2015
ISIS Offers Terms For Our Surrender
They are not very favorable terms.
Just give up all the Jews and pay the Jizya and they won't kill us.
Just looking at the tone of the message I guess we'll have to kill them all.
I'm cool with that.
"Death To America, Death To Israel" Chants Seconds Before Mosque Bombing
Preacher: Our belief in Allah will increase after today. We will triumph over their deceit and their arrogance. Allah is with us...Update: Filed under Ministry of Irony.
The worshippers chant: Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allah Akbar. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to...
An arrow on-screen points to a man walking through the crowd, a bomb goes off and worshippers cry out...
March 18, 2015
How Daesh Nuked The Nuke Mecca Crowd.
They've been demolishing churches all across the middle east. Hasn't stopped Christianity.
Nuke Mecca? They won't care, they'll claim it was idolatry anyway.
Rusty was right.
March 10, 2015
ISIS Bans Big Bang Theory
And also news of the outside world, because as this ISIS supporter in the UK says....
@darthodius I understand that everybody should be able to see the views of both parties & then decide for themselves who they think is right— Haslakid (@haslakid) March 10, 2015
On Monday, the ISIS group issued orders to stop watching television in Shirqat district north of Salahuddin, according to a local source in the province.
The source said in an interview for IraqiNews, “ISIS issued strict instructions to the people of Shirqat district (120 km north of Tikrit), prohibiting watching TV, especially satellite news channels.”
The source, who requested anonymity, added: “Elements of the group vowed to punish violators of the instructions,” noting that, “They raided a number of stores and smashed the TV screens.”
March 09, 2015
The Islamic State Began to Rot From Within
The long cold winter in Islamic State continues, with spring painfully just out of reach.
What’s been long predicted on this page might finally be coming to pass:Update Wait! my browser says, Utopian should be capitalized!WAPO: The Islamic State appears to be starting to fray from within, as dissent, defections and setbacks on the battlefield sap the group’s strength and erode its aura of invincibility among those living under its despotic rule.
Reports of rising tensions between foreign and local fighters, aggressive and increasingly unsuccessful attempts to recruit local citizens for the front lines, and a growing incidence of guerrilla attacks against Islamic State targets suggest the militants are struggling to sustain their carefully cultivated image as a fearsome fighting force drawing Muslims together under the umbrella of a Utopian(sic) Islamic state.
Correcting WaPO, living the dream at Jawa Report.
UK Girls Who Ran Away to Syria Spotted in IS Brainwashing Camp
IS calls it Sharia Camp, but its really about Brainwashing recruits into total allegiance to Islamic State. Islamic State, rather than follow Sharia, tends to bend Sharia to fit the former Saddam Baathist General's purposes.
Newsweek:hree British teenagers who ran away from home to join the Islamic State have arrived at a Sharia camp in Raqqa, Syria, according to the activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.The British girl who lured them to Syria is Aqsa Mahmood.
Two of the runaways, Shamina Begum and Amira Abase, are 15 years old, and the third, Kadiza Sultana, is 16. Authorities determined they took a flight to Istanbul from Gatwick in late February, and then took a car or bus more than 800 miles to the Syrian border. British and Turkish authorities worked to find the girls, but were not able to intercept them before they crossed into Syria. Scotland Yard declined to comment on whether it will seek the help of Syrian authorities to get the girls out of Raqqa.
After reaching Syria, they reportedly traveled to Raqqa to join a “camp for sharia.” A Sky News report indicates the three are being “hosted by a British girl who had been in contact with them through the Internet.”
On 15 February a Twitter account appearing to belong to Ms Begum tweeted to Ms Mahmood to “follow me so I can dm you back” – suggesting that the women had been in contact by private direct message on the social network.The Institute for Strategic Dialogue warned that Umm Layth aka Aqsa Mahmood was recruiting in this report from last year(pdf).
@Muhajirah_ follow me so i can dm you back
— Shamima Begum (@shamimabegum99) February 15, 2015
Ms Mahmood currently tweets under the name “Umm Layth”; her Twitter account contains multiple references to people travelling to Isis territory.
More from the report
Many parents of female migrants disagree with ISIS ideology and goalsNote to Umm Layth: Your mommy hates you.
and are angry and distressed to learn that their daughters have left for Syria or
Iraq. The women talk at length about the first telephone call that they make to
their families after they have left and how painful they find this conversation.
Umm Layth explains that ‘when you hear them sob and beg like crazy on the
phone for you to come back it’s so hard. Wallahi [I swear to God] it’s so hard to
hear this and I can never do justice to how cold hearted you feel.’36 This same
woman, Umm Layth, wrote a poem, entitled ‘Ya Umee’ [O Mother] on her
blog to express her sadness at leaving her mother without a proper goodbye.
The mother, in particular, appears an important figure for these women.
Umm Ubaydah writes: ‘I yearn to hug my mother again, kiss her cheek or to
even hear her voice, May Allah accept my sacrifice & allow me 2 intercede
for her’.38 Umm Khattab, very soon after learning that her husband, an ISIS
fighter, has been killed, talks of the longing she feels for her mother. ‘Ya ummi
[O Mother] there’s nothing more in this world I long for then the day I
embrace you if not in this dunya [world] then in jannah [heaven] insha’Allah
[God willing]’.39 The importance of these women’s family, specifically their
mothers, should not be underestimated
The family of a British woman living with Isis fighters in Syria has branded her a “disgrace” after it emerged she may have enticed three missing young UK girls to join her.More on female recruits to ISIS here at Site.
Police believe that Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, are heading to Syria after they flew from the UK to Istanbul in Turkey on Tuesday.
At least one of the girls appears to have been in contact with Aqsa Mahmood over Twitter before they flew out.
Ms Mahmood gained media attention last year when she flew out to Syria to marry an Isis fighter.
The woman's family released a statement through their lawyer in which they said they were full of “horror and anger” that their daughter may have played a role in “the recruitment of these young girls to Isis”.
The previous accounts mentioned have all been closed but one account currently active that includes Mahmood's script on her headband remains active. The script reads Death is Truth.
Also please read the full report by Institute for Strategic Dialogue, its full of fun facts like Islamic State only has 3G cell access, little electricity and if you want to avoid the raping its helpful to not to travel without escort.
At the very least, the women need either a male chaperone, or otherBut don't think these girls are simple victims they applaud and celebrate IS brutal murders even of Islamic revert Peter Slave of Peace Kasig.
women with whom they can travel.70 Such regulations on women’s
movement can be especially difficult for women without husbands. Umm
Layth writes that ‘The reality is that to stay without a man here is really
difficult.’ She elaborates:
...You can have electricity most of the time or you can rarely have
it – it just depends upon your circumstance – but you have to be
prepared for not having your mobile charged or their not being light
(alhumdulilah [thanks be to God] for battery powered lights and
candles) and maybe even learn how to wash your clothes by hand
since you really cannot depend on the washing machine here.59
So I finally watched #IS latest video,Nice girl, bomb her.
I Love Dawlah!
The Nusayri scene,
Shariah = Justice
Alhamdulillah! [Thanks be to God]97
March 04, 2015
Jihadi John Had Two Jobs
Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, the Mail can reveal today.Not satisfied with the free rent money plus the 300k pounds in cash, Mohammed Emwazi joined the North London Boy's Gang and robbed people in the street to fund terrorism. He also had connections to an second attempted tube bombing.
Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000.
One landlord said Mohammed Emwazi’s family were ‘parasites’ and ‘tenants from hell’. Incredibly, they are still believed to be pocketing £40,000 a year in handouts despite there being no sign of them in Britain.
...Records show the family were first placed in a three-bedroom apartment – now worth £900,000 – in Little Venice before moving to a £1million terraced home. The £1,950-a-month rent was covered by Westminster City Council, according to the property’s owner.
The house had to be turned from four bedrooms to five to accommodate the growing family, whose four-year stay cost taxpayers about £93,600 in rent alone.
Despite the huge outlay, Mr Emwazi tried to buy the home for £300,000 – even though it was worth double this at the time. The owner had no idea how he had the cash to make the offer, which was declined.
The Emwazis were then moved to a £600,000 apartment near Lord’s Cricket Ground, which was rented through Network Housing Group, and then on to a £1.4million apartment in Maida Vale.
Its clear his connection with CAGED Prisoners is because he was attracted to to them as a known advocate for terrorists after his activities caught the eye of security services.
So far as I can tell, robbing the Kuffar, leaching from the Kuffar and terrorism against the Kuffar. All Halal, or permitted under Islam.
So its no wonder CAGE see's him as innocent.
March 03, 2015
ISIS Like Totally Immune From Airstrikes
Our airstrikes don't scare ISIS.
Allahu Ackbar! (in this case I believe the translation is, "Oh Shit!")
ISIS Does America A Favor
Expending this POS as the driver of a bomb laden trick in ISIS' defense of Tikrit.
Leave America, Join the Caliphate, don't come back.
February 19, 2015
I Don't Care Who You Are, That's Funny Right There
Beware, you may pee yourself laughing.
No excerpt needed, although I will add that this could use a Benny Hill theme song. Hmmmm......
UK Welcomes Home Tameena al Amirah
Aka Tareena Shakil set off to settle she and her son in the Islamic Utopia that Islamic State pushes online..
Tareena Shakil, 25 , was held on suspicion of terrorist offences connected with a trip to Syria.
She was met on the tarmac as she stepped off a plane with her 16-month-old son Zaheem.
She had reportedly travelled to the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria where she was said to have later made a dramatic escape to Turkey having refused to enter a forced marriage.She was detained in Turkey and arrangements made to deport her to the UK. When her plane landed she was detained and charged.
A woman travelling with her one-year-old son has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.She had been posting from Raqqa on Facebook in July as part of IS media campaign to attract Muslim women to be handed out to Jihadis.
The mother, 25, from Birmingham, was also arrested on suspicion of child neglect and abduction.
Her alleged terror offences relate to Syria and she was held after arriving from Turkey, West Midlands Police said.
The force, which arrested her in a "pre-planned" operation, said there was no threat to the flight or airport.
Miss Shakil has told her family she is in Raqqa and can never return. One message reads: 'I can't come back there now … we can't. Tell her don't cry. Read the Koran, I love you mummy!'More on her Facebook activities here.
Of her journey, she wrote: 'So many people died coming. They got shot at the border. But we made it. We ran across the border in the blazing sun.'
She abandoned her husband and hoped to remarry in Syria. According to text messages sent to her husband, but once in Syria she found herself a prisoner.
A family friend told the newspaper: “It’s a miracle she escaped alive. Tareena realised when she got to Syria she had been a victim of false propaganda from IS. But trying to leave is normally a death sentence.They tried to give her to a one legged Muj but even he didn't want her.
“She never signed up to the violence or the fighting, and had hoped to escape to an idyllic life. Instead, she found a living hell.”
...the TOWIE fan said life in the ISIS-held city of Raqqa was 'hard' and she escaped back across the Turkish border after, she claims, the militants tried to force her into marrying a one-legged fighter.Oooppppps! Help!
Now Shakil, from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, has asked her father for forgiveness and begged him to 'please take me home,' after being told she could potentially be sent back to Syria and into the clutches of the terrorist group.
hakil fled to Syria, to join ISIS militants, in secret after telling her family she was going on holiday to Spain.
However, she changed her mind about staying in the stronghold after a few days and desperately tried to flee.
She told The Sun: 'I hated it. I tried to escape within a few days of getting there. It wasn't what I thought it would be.
'Life is so hard there. There's no hot water, no electricity for hours on end, none of the comforts we are used to in Britain.
'I escaped death so many times. There were bombs coming down on the street where I lived every night. The house would shake. I didn't know if I was going to live or die.'
'She said she wanted to live in the way of Allah. She was promised a good life with a good husband. She wanted to live under Sharia law.
'But it wasn't like that. Then she was texting saying she might not make it back. She was messaging, 'Please help me!"
February 10, 2015
Something Jawas Have In Common With Obama
Then again they always say they want to kill this and kill that.
Eventually it gets boring....
February 09, 2015
Another ISIS' Soulless Ginger Captured by Peshmerga
February 05, 2015
Meanwhile a Meeting at ISIS' Ministry of Strategy
This post ripped in its entirety from Sound Awake.
But I ain't making any profit, so he has no standing ;-)
Islamic State of No Dissent
If a Muslim in all honesty decides to leave the Islamic State or express even the slightest disagreement with its actions, Islamic State settles the issue by killing the dissenters.
Newsflash transfer in the Jordanian television Machar newsletter in tenderness that the leaders of the terrorist organization have begun stealing organization that funds collected from royalties and sale of stolen oil in preparation for their escape from Raqqa and Aleppo.That is so long as its just the Mujahideen volunteers who want to leave. IS treats these as property, as slave soldiers. While the leadership makes preparations to bug out and leave the cannon fodder to die.
The Jordanian TV that there is a mass escape of elements of the organization of tenderness towards Turkish territory, while the terrorist organization executed four of its elements after their protest against the killing forbid Kasasbeh burned.
The Islamic State has killed three Chinese militants who joined its ranks in Syria and Iraq and later attempted to flee, a Chinese state-run newspaper said, the latest account of fighters from China embroiled in the Middle East conflict.
The paper on Thursday cited an unnamed Kurdish security official as saying that a Chinese man was "arrested, tried and shot dead" in Syria in late September by the Islamic State after he became disillusioned with jihad and attempted to return to Turkey to attend university.
"Another two Chinese militants were beheaded in late December in Iraq, along with 11 others from six countries. The Islamic State charged them with treason and accused them of trying to escape," the official said, according to the paper.
February 04, 2015
Jihadi Dreams of American Indians Living Under Sharia
Yes I bet the Indian nations will just lay down and submit to no drinking, no gambling and giving up their Nations to IS.
RFE/RL's Tajik Service, Radio Ozodi: A Tajik militant claiming to be fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has told RFE/RL's Tajik Service, Radio Ozodi, that his goal is to introduce Shari'a law throughout the world, including among Native Americans.Heh, good luck with that.
The 38-year-old militant, who gave his name as Nusrat Nazarov, also goes under several other names including Makhsumi Nurat and Abu Kholidi Kulobi. A video of a Tajik militant named Abu Kholidi Kulobi appeared online in August.
Nazarov says that he is from the village of Charmgaron in the Kulob district of Tajikistan and that he went to Syria two years ago and now lives in a suburb of Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria.
Also according to his brother Nazarov is a dead beat dad, and has not sent one red cent of his IS salary back to his brother to support his children.
Nazarov's brother Khairollo said that the threats should not be taken seriously.Islamic State of Losers, the label fits.
"He hasn't got people in Kulob. The only person he has is me, his brother. I've been driving taxis for 20 years, I pray, and I don't have any complaints against anyone. I'm also looking after his three kids. Can a normal person ditch his children and go to fight?!" Khairollo said.
Hat Tip: Creeping Sharia.
January 30, 2015
Jordan Doubles Down
If ISIS executes Jordan's pilot it will summarily hang the prisoner ISIS is demanding, then quickly try and execute all ISIS terrorists in its custody.
One of the Islamic State’s hostages is Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is being held along with Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Jordan told the terrorists that it will summarily try and execute ISIS prisoners in their control should they murder their pilot.Jordan executes those sentenced to death by hanging. A method of death the ISIS terrorist find most dishonorable.Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: ‘I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.
‘It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.’
Shortly after reports of the ultimatum emerged, Jordan issued a statement saying they were still waiting for proof that the captured F-16 pilot was still alive.
So this is backfiring on ISIS in a very bad way.
January 24, 2015
ISIS Murdered Haruna Yukawa
I'm looking this over at the moment. Anyway there was a delay in the release and Kenji Goto Jogo it appears is still alive.
click for larger
At first glance it appears the new video is a hasty release, without the high production value in the previous video. It is a simple audio message over a the above still image.
Our thoughts go out to the People of Japan and to the family of Haruna Yukawa.
Update: In the video, in which Jihadi John is conspicuously absent Kenji Goto Jogo in English says the captors demands have changed. The demand for ransom is dropped and that Mr. Goto will be traded for a single female captive help by the Jordanians.
I'm not sure the spelling of her name or who she is. I will update shortly on that.
I can verify that Haruna Yukawa has been murdered.
Obviously something has seriously went wrong for the al-Furqan Media cell that was running this operation. But the video appears authentic despite the obvious difficulty al-Furqan is having.
Goto, again speaking to his family, said in the purported video released Saturday that Islamic State had changed its ransom demand and no longer wanted money.
"Their demand is easier. They are being fair. They no longer want money. So you don't need to worry about funding terrorists. They are just demanding the release of their imprisoned sister Sajida al-Rishawi," he said.
Sajida al-Rishawi is a female suicide bomber dispatched by al-Qaeda in Iraq to attack a hotel in Jordan in 2005, SITE reported. She survived when her explosive belt failed to detonate.
Al-Rishawi was arrested by Jordanian authorities at the time of the attack on the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman that killed 57 people, many of whom were at a wedding reception.
She was later shown on Jordanian tV confessing to participating in the attack, the BBC reports. Jordanian police said she was the wife of one of three Iraqi male suicide bombers involved in the assault.
"My husband wore one [bomb] belt and I another -- he told me how to use it," she said, explaining that he took one corner of the hotel and she took another.
"There was a wedding in the hotel. There were women and children," she said. "My husband executed the attack. I tried to detonate and it failed. I left. People started running and I started running with them."
January 20, 2015
Armed Women Repel Boko Haram Attack
Mothers Against Islamic Slavery
(Hat Tip: TROP)
Thank goodness they weren't victims of the gun control lobby. Had it been up to Moms Demand Action, all of these women and their daughters would be dead or enslaved. But because they were armed, they were able to fight back:
Several Nigerian media outlets have been reporting on local women in the villages of Attagara and Kawuri in Borno State who recently disarmed nearly a dozen Boko Haram terrorists. The notorious pseudo-Islamic terror groups tried to attack the Attagara and Kawuri communities over the weekend but the insurgents were instantly repelled by a group of armed women.
Bless these women.
January 16, 2015
French Terrorists Liked Kiddie Porn
Paris authorities found kiddie porn on the computers of two of the Paris Islamist killers.If you think this is out of the ordinary for people claiming to be acting in the interest of Allah. Its not.IBT: As French authorities continue their hunt for possible accomplices of the Islamist extremist gunmen who killed 17 people over three days in Paris last week, it has emerged two of the attackers were found in possession of paedo-pornographic material during an earlier anti-terrorism investigation.
In 2010, a police search of the computers of Cherif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly revealed traces of child porn images the two men had stored and later erased, French media reported.
The two were under investigation for their alleged role in the botched attempt to free from prison Smain Ait Ali Belkacem, a jihadi serving a life sentence for a 1995 metro station bombing in Paris.
Detectives found five child porn photos on Coulibaly’s laptop and another 37 on Kouachi’s PC. Kouachi’s stash included sickening pictures of young boys and girls involved in sexual acts with adults, Le Canard Enchaîné newspaper reported.
The findings were deemed as unrelated to the anti-terrorism probe and thus not investigated further.
The Taliban have NO HONOR.
Bomb funerals,Mosques,market places.
we turned up 11 IPs,
In 4 cities all in Pakistan.
They claim to be operating from Afghanistan,
another one of their lies.
All of them speak English.
3 are in Karachi,
Dr Tariq,Azam Tariq and 2 staff.
According to the content on their
PCs Azam Tarip was the only
one without boy porn on his PC.
January 06, 2015
ISIS Uses German Jihadi in Last Desperate Attempt to Hold Kobane (Update: Pesh Prematurely Detonate Truck Bomb)
I'm not so sure they are even really think they can take Kobane, they just want to kill as many people in the loss as possible. Even their own fighters.
See him go boom. Note they wait for the B1-B to go off station before attempting the bombing. Which is pretty danged huge.
Anyway it was a futile suicide.
Here a video of the bomb, the Kurds set off the truck with machine gun fire. Although the explosion was large they were unhurt.
ISIS Chief Executioner Found Beheaded
It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!
In a grotesque twist of the saying "live by the sword, die by the sword", an Islamic State executioner in Syria who carried out beheadings for the jihadist group has been found with his head cut off.
The body of the Egyptian man, known to be the deputy emir of the feared al-Hesbah (or Hisbah) force in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, was recovered near a power plant in al-Mayadeen city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The corpse showed signs of torture and carried the message "This is evil, you Sheikh" written on it. The severed head also had a cigarette in its mouth. It is unclear who carried out the decapitation but the message was obvious.
It would be sweet irony if this turns out to be "Jihadi John," but sources seem to indicate this loser was Egyptian.
January 05, 2015
Why U Insult Holly Kalif Ibrahim?
What? Questioning Calif Ibrahim's judgement?
Is it not clear that IS campaign for Kobani was for the Glory of Allah? Off with the whiners head!
January 02, 2015
Tremble in Fear Infidels!
December 26, 2014
IS Mosul Governors' Life Expectancy Declines Drastically
The last one lasted about 20 30 days.
Islamic State of Losers Plagued By Problems of Running a State
In stark contrast to earlier reports where IS paves some roads and passed out some of the war booty, IS has run out of booty.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings of a group that devotes most of its energies to fighting battles and enforcing strict rules.When your only tool is a Koran, everything looks like a neck, but it will be be hard from Islamic State to murder its way out of winter.
Services are collapsing, prices are soaring, and medicines are scarce in towns and cities across the “caliphate” proclaimed in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State, residents say, belying the group’s boasts that it is delivering a model form of governance for Muslims.
Slick Islamic State videos depicting functioning government offices and the distribution of aid do not match the reality of growing deprivation and disorganized, erratic leadership, the residents say. A trumpeted Islamic State currency has not materialized, nor have the passports the group promised. Schools barely function, doctors are few, and disease is on the rise.
In the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s self-styled capital, water and electricity are available for no more than three or four hours a day, garbage piles up uncollected, and the city’s poor scavenge for scraps on streets crowded with sellers hawking anything they can find, residents say.Bombs falling from the sly, the gutters running with blood, death, destruction and starvation!
Videos filmed in secret by an activist group show desperate women and children clamoring for handouts of food, while photographs posted on the Internet portray foreign militants eating lavish spreads, a disparity that is starting to stir resentment.
Its Islamic Utopia!
Update thanks to pst314 for the awesome edit.
December 23, 2014
A good primer on Iraqi insurgent groups such as al-Qaeda in the Land of Two Rivers, Ansar al-Islam/Sunnah and the Mujahideen Sura Council and how they have combined to create Islamic State or ISIS.
While the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) was only recently established, multiple iterations of the group have been documented since 2001, when the purported forefather Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi joined forces with al-Qa’ida.1 According to reports, Zarqawi cited disillusionment with US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq as his reasons for pledging allegiance to Osama bin Laden and establishing al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI)2 in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, AQI launched a number of attacks including multiple beheadings of American citizens.3Many long time Jawa Report readers will recognize many of the groups.
Following Zarqawi’s death by US airstrike in 2006,4 second-in-command Abu Ayyub al-Masri assumed leadership of the group and announced the formation of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI)5 to politicize AQI’s activities, according to The National Counterterrorism Center. Although ISI (often referred to as AQI) was largely degraded by a US counterterrorism campaign from 2006 to 2011,6 the Sunni group managed to carry out various acts of sectarian violence, shown by events coded in red.
Recognizing an opportunity for further recruitment and mobilization amid the Syrian uprising, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who replaced al-Masri after his death, joined forces with Syrian Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra in 2013,7 reports claim. The new alliance was named the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and has been largely responsible for the 2014 attacks and land grabs in both Iraq and Syria. In June 2014, ISIS announced the establishment of a “caliphate” and renamed itself the Islamic State.
One thing for certain there was no shortage of insurgent groups in Iraq. Many can be found in our archives. But this is a good general overview of them, especially the ones related to al-Qaeda and the former Baathist regime that have combined to form IS or ISIS.
The way I like to think of ISIS is this, its the Saddam method of governance, a fascist kill all those who oppose you wrapped in Islamic Salafist kill all who oppose you rhetoric.
I find that while early al-Qaeda was quite religiously motivated and saw themselves as pious Muslims, IS is much more pragmatic. It is first about its own power in the vein of Saddam's Iraq, Islam being used as the justification and for propaganda purposes. But the power of IS taking precedence over strict adherence to the core ideology.
For instance, under Islam killing one innocent is as if you killed all mankind, ISIS kind of turns this around to say, you can kill all humanity, even the innocent, so long as the end result is IS caliphate.
December 22, 2014
Islamic State of Losers Surrounded at Sinjar
Kurdish authorities say their Peshmerga forces have taken control of a "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants.ISIS supporters are spinning and spamming desperately.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani claimed large Peshmerga advances during a visit to nearby Mount Sinjar.
The town, near the Syrian border has been controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants since August.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters backed by US-led air strikes launched a counter-offensive in the area last week.
IS controls a swathe of Iraq and Syria, where it has declared a caliphate.
The US said it launched 13 air strikes in Iraq on Sunday, four of which were on IS targets near Sinjar.
The US, Iraq and other Western and Arab countries have formed a coalition against the militant group and began air strikes in August.
So since when was being surrounded and waiting to die a victory? What you're fighting with the Islamic State of Losers.
December 19, 2014
ShamiWitness Claims Gladiator Status!
Biswas is enjoying his stay in close quarters with all the sweaty unwashed gladiators and has elected to stay rather than go back to living with Mommy.
BENGALURU: "I'm a soldier and messenger. I don't regret what I've done," Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, told an advocate as a posse of policemen escorted him out of court hall 49, Civil Court Complex, Bengaluru, on Thursday.Isn't that special?
Mehdi, arrested for operating a pro-ISIS Twitter handle, was remanded to 15 days in police custody by special judge Somaraju. One of the advocates asked Mehdi outside the courtroom, "Why did you do this, man?" Mehdi replied he had no regrets.
Islamic State of Losers Lose Again
Is it just me of is ISIS making a habit of getting its ass kicked lately?Schweet!
BAGHDAD — Kurdish forces, backed by a surge of American airstrikes in recent days, recaptured a large swath of territory from Islamic State militants on Thursday, opening a path from the autonomous Kurdish region to Mount Sinjar in the west, near the Syrian border.Its always nice to start off with a feel good story, don't you think?
The two-day offensive, which involved 8,000 fighters, known as pesh merga, was the largest one to date in the war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, according to Kurdish officials. It was also a successful demonstration of President Obama’s strategy for battling the extremist group: American air power combined with local forces doing the fighting on the ground.
A statement released Thursday night by the office of Masrour Barzani, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Security Council, called the operation “the single biggest military offensive against ISIS, and the most successful.”
Hat Tip: Small Wars Journal.
December 18, 2014
Shami I Was Hacked!
Yum yeah stuff.
Mehdi’s father, Dr Mekail Biswas, a retired West Bengal government employee has also stated that his son is innocent and his account was hacked by some “enemy”.Shami later confessed. His detention was supposed to end today but there is no word on that.
BENGALURU: At least one lakh replies to the tweets of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, who has been arrested for running a pro-ISIS Twitter handle, are being scoured by the city police.Today there are reports that India has detained three persons in connection to the investigation. There have also been statements denying anyone was detained.
"We are also after the credentials of 17,700 followers of @ShamiWitness Twitter handle run by Mehdi. We will analyze their credentials and check whether these followers have anything to do with ISIS or any other jihadi outfits. We are sure some of them are from within the country and some may be tweeting subversive messages to overseas individuals. We want to examine the profile of each of these individuals," the top cop explained. Reddi added that Twitter India executives had promised all support to the city police in this regard.
Times of India:The denial....BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh counter terrorist group (CTG) and Anti-Terrorist Squad (MPATS) have reportedly rounded up three youths, from Jabalpur district, who followed and interacted with ISIS propaganda Twitter account @ShamiWitness run by Mehdi Masroor Biswas.
The trio, which was picked up from district's Rampur Patel Mohalla on Wednesday night, was among 17,700 followers of Mehdi's Twitter handle.
IBT:Jabalpur Inspector General (IG) Srinivas Rao has denied reports that three Jabalpur youths have been detained to probe their alleged interaction with ISIS Twitter account @ShamiWitness, allegedly owned by Mehdi Masroor Biswas.The ShamiWitness account has been restored in full to Twitter but its unknown if this is because of co-operation by Biswas or Twitter itself or both.
"Some other agency must (be) working on it...not us," The Times of India quoted Rao as saying. He added that the "detentions" could be just a rumour.
Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (MPATS) chief Sanjeev Shami also said that no one has been arrested in connection with the @ShamiWitness case.
However, reports indicate that MPATS and Counter Terrorist Group (CTG) have indeed detained three youths from Rampur Patel Mohalla in Jabalpur district on Wednesday night.
I think its probably both. Either way the ShamiWitness data is entirely in the hands of Indian authorities who have stated they are receiving assistance from British Intelligence.
I'll Take Things That Are Banned in India For 100 Alex
India officially banned the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) after a top executive was arrested for spreading propaganda on behalf of the terrorist group. Medhi Masroor Biswas’s Twitter account @ShamiWitness was one of the most influential accounts affiliated with the jihadist group.Also banned in India? Jawa Report.
“We had taken cognizance of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria activities in other countries,” said Home Minister Rajnath Singh. “As a first step we have banned this outfit in India.”
...It is true the number of Indians in the group or involved in its activities is only a handful,” said Singh. “But I want to make clear we are taking this seriously.”
India is still censoring this website. Apparently, India considers making fun of terrorists and their Islamist supporters more dangerous than the terrorists themselves. We are #2 on India's list of 17 websites that are being censored.
India reemphasized the ban today. Contrary to MSM reports, the only retreat was from the broader domain level ban, which was instituted by ISPs in India as a way to follow the directive to ban this and other websites.
You can see a copy of the document ordering us shut down in India here. The U.S. websites were banned because they are anti-Islamist in orientation. I am told that the other websites were either Hindu nationalists, advocated for the rights of the lower castes, or were anti-Communist in orientation.
December 13, 2014
Indian Police Arrest ShamiWitness
'Mehdi' Masroor Biswas -- suspected of operating a pro-Islamic State group Twitter account from Bangalore -- was arrested Saturday morning by police in Bangalore, ANI reported.Well maybe he can engineer his way out of Indian rectal probe prison?
Mekail Biswas, a man claiming to be the father of 'Mehdi' Masroor Biswas told International Business Times over the phone on Saturday that his son was not in any way linked to the militant group. Mekail added that his son’s name is Masroor Biswas, contradicting earlier reports that suggested that the name might be a pseudonym, and confirmed that his son was managing the @ShamiWitness Twitter account.
Mekail, a homeopathy doctor in Kolkata, told IBTimes that his son had been working in Bangalore for ITC, a conglomerate with interests in sectors ranging from hospitality to consumer goods to IT since June 2012.
"An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with an allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out under a pseudonym. We informed Bengaluru Police about his employment status as soon as we found media reports on this issue, and have extended every co-operation with the investigation process," Nazeeb Arif, a company spokesperson for Kolkata-based ITC, told IBTimes in an email on Saturday afternoon.
Hat Tip: Betwixt and Between .
December 12, 2014
Sandcrawler PSA: No One Has The Right To Say Who Is And Who Is Not Muslim
An NPR: discussion on understanding ISIS ideology.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents.And to the extent that Muslims in ISIS believe it represents Islam then it does represent Islam.
REZA ASLAN: No one has the right to say who is and who is not a Muslim. If ISIS calls itself Muslim, they are Muslim.
December 11, 2014
Brave al-Qaeda Muj Rolled in Ball Weeping For His Mommy
Gitmo is located somewhere near the arctic circle in Siberia. Wow I was unaware of the giant glaciers and freezing conditions in Cuba.
Samir Naji is a Yemeni who was accused of serving in Osama bin Laden's security detail and imprisoned for nearly 13 years...So sad, I mean the terrorist is lonely, so so lonely. Sniff sniff.
It starts and ends in the silence of a tiny, freezing cold cell, alone.
That's when you hold yourself in a ball, and fight to ignore the confusion of what has just happened to you, and the fear of what might be coming next. Or the fear that comes when you realize that no one is coming to help; that the life, family and friends you knew are all far, far away.
I tell the interrogators that I can't face not eating any more. They throw food on the floor of the room and tell me to eat like a pig. They won't let me go to the restroom. They watch as it gets more painful, and laugh as they get the translator to describe how they will rape me if I pee in my pants.'Merica! Fuck Yeah! He's going strait to hell for that.
The freezing cold cell. The cell door opens. They make me stand and salute the American flag.
I'm in a sort of cinema room, where I have to watch videos of other prisoners being abused. Then they tell me that I have to dance for them, and run in circles whilst they pull on my chains. Every time I try and refuse, they touch me in my most private areas.They touched his Wee Wee!
The freezing cold cell....
Jawa report file image of the freezing Cuban tundra.
The cell door opens. It has rained, and there are muddy puddles everywhere. I'm shackled, so I can't really walk; they deliberately drag me through the muddy puddles.OMG Puddles!
Well anyway what was pretty funny.
Don't F8ck with 'Merica!
And also CNN are a bunch of whiny treasonish al-Qaeda sucking ass-magots.
December 10, 2014
Outrage! Prisoners Held in Painful Stress Positions for Days
God is before and after.
December 08, 2014
Don't Slap Me Bro!
Muslims are nothing if not great entertainment.
Video purportedly from a ISIS prison, forcing JN prisoners to hit each other while repeating "JN are apostates". http://t.co/PjfXCc4g47— Ibn Nabih (@IbnNabih) December 8, 2014
December 02, 2014
Indian Jihadi ISIS Stinks!
Sign up for Jihad today! Because ISIS needs engineers, sanitation engineers in the service of Allah!
An Indian student who travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State group has returned home disillusioned after jihadists made him clean toilets and do other menial jobs, according to media reports.What an incredible smell you've discovered, this is indeed the fastest way to Jannah.
Areeb Majeed, 23, left for Iraq with three friends in late May amid fears by authorities that IS militants were attempting to recruit from India's large pool of young Muslim men.
The engineering student flew home Friday to Mumbai where he was arrested and charged by India's elite National Investigation Agency (NIA) with terror-related offences.
Majeed told NIA officers he was sidelined by the jihadists for whom he fetched water and performed other lowly tasks such as cleaning toilets, instead of taking part in the deadly offensive like he wanted, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
He phoned his family to say he wanted to come home after suffering an unexplained bullet wound for which he did not get proper medical attention, the agency said late Sunday.
"Only after I begged them, I was taken to a hospital," he was quoted as saying by NIA officers. "There was neither a holy war nor any of the preachings in the holy book were followed."