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Islamic State calls for jihad massacres in Paris, poster shows Eiffel Tower in flames

Even if none of this happens, although there is little or nothing to prevent it, the issuance of the threat is an end in itself, as it serves to “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60).

“ISIS fanatics call for lone wolf attacks in Paris in poster showing the Eiffel Tower up in flames,” by Sara Malm, MailOnline, February 15, 2019:

ISIS fanatics are calling for so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks to be carried out in France, using a digitally manipulated image of the Eiffel Tower in Paris going up in flames.

It also shows the black and white flag of the Islamic State flying from the iconic landmark, as another strike is launched on a building nearby.

Supporters of the Islamist terror network have been known to release similar posters in the past, often using images of major Western cities such as New York and London.

They are often shared on encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram, to ‘inspire’ extremists to carry out terror attacks.

On Monday, the same group issued a poster depicting an artillery strike on the White House in Washington DC, the Colosseum in Rome and Egypt’s famous pyramids, threatening to ‘demolish thrones’.

On New Year’s Day, they published a chilling poster showing a jihadist with a sniper rifle looking out over New York, and another of a hooded fanatic standing in a crowd in London.

In the image of London, blood can be seen on Big Ben while other buildings burn in the background.

A jihadist with his face hidden holds a finger to his lips next to a caption saying: ‘Welcome to bloody years – The lone wolf action’….

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Islamic State down to its last square mile in eastern Syria

The Islamic State declared its caliphate on June 29, 2014, and it looks as if it will last less than five years. Time to bring our troops home and work on containing jihad activity and preventing jihadis from coming here, rather than keeping American troops on endless missions in foreign countries.

“IS militants cling to last square mile in eastern Syria,” by Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press, February 14, 2019:

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Islamic State group militants clung to their last square kilometer (square mile) of land in eastern Syria on Thursday with an unknown number of civilians trapped inside, officials said.

U.S.-backed forces conducted precision operations targeting the militants’ outposts in and around the village of Baghouz and worked to clear surrounding villages of remaining fighters, officials with the Kurdish-led forces said.

Thousands of people, including many foreign fighters and their families, have emerged from the area in the past few weeks amid ferocious fighting as the U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces closed in from three sides.

They include scores of militants who surrendered to the SDF on Wednesday night, but the exodus of civilians has slowed to a trickle in recent days.

The United Nations opened a transit center Thursday in Suar, halfway between the towns of Hajin and Al Hol, with room for 400 people, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, adding that a small number of displaced women and children are already using its services.

“The battle continues but the pace has changed. … There are advances but very slow,” said Mervan, an SDF official who goes by the nickname “the Brave.”

He said SDF operations have focused mainly on the village’s northeast axis, hitting posts held by IS and its cells. He said the militants attacked the Kurdish forces the night before, hitting one of their vehicles and killing a number of fighters. The militants are using new thermal weapons, he said.

“The forces are moving very slowly. They are not moving heavy weapons, very little unless guided and very precise,” he said. The SDF official said he estimates 300 militants remain inside the enclave, and about 1 square kilometer (1 square mile) remains in IS hands.

Ciyager Amed, an SDF official, said it is difficult to differentiate between the militants and civilians stilled holed up in Baghouz, citing one reason why the advances have slowed down. Another official said tunnels were still being discovered….

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Muslima from Canada: ‘Having slaves is part of Sharia. I believe in Sharia, wherever Sharia is.’

Dura Ahmed is being treated as a victim in the Canadian media, and will likely be able to resume living freely in Canada despite having gone to live in the Islamic State. What kind of a life will she make in Canada? Do you think she will raise her children to be loyal, productive members of the Canadian state? It is suicidal to allow people who have freely gone to live in an entity that was and is avowedly at war with Canada and has called for the murder of Canadian civilians.

More on this story. “T.O. ISIS bride nabbed: ‘I believe in Sharia, wherever Sharia is,’” by Brad Hunter, Toronto Sun, February 10, 2019:

A Toronto woman who was a member of Islamic State’s women’s auxiliary and captured by U.S. forces claims she was clueless about the horrors committed by the death cult.

Dura Ahmed, 28, was one of two Canadian women captured in eastern Syria. The other is a former graphic designer from Alberta.

Regrets? She has none, according to CNN. Nor had Ahmed heard of the countless executions or the murder and enslavement of Yezidi women.

“Briefly, just briefly I heard about some executions taking place,” Ahmed told the network.

As for the Yezidis, she remained non-plussed.

“When I came here I heard. I haven’t seen one but…,” she laughed. “Well, having slaves is part of Sharia [Islamic law]. I believe in Sharia, wherever Sharia is. We must follow whoever is implementing the way, the law.”

Both Canadian women have children and lived in the tattered remains of what’s left of Islamic State’s caliphate.

According to the France 24 network, another 46-year-old Canadian woman showed up at the camp on Friday claiming ISIS was “doing good things.”

Ahmed’s husband arrived in Raqqa, Syria — the death cult’s heartland — in 2012. She was in school, she told CNN, and waited two years to take the plunge.

She knew nada about the events unfolding there. And she loved it.

Ahmed called it “an easy life” packed with Pringles and Twix chocolate bars.

Both her children were born under ISIS’ iron boot.

The 34-year-old Albertan would not give the network her name. She said that as a “Muslim wife,” she had to obey when her hubby asked her to go to the war zone….

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Video: President Trump vows to stamp out ‘radical Islamic terror’ at Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS conference

In 2011, Obama ordered the removal of all mention of Islam and jihad from counter-terror training, making it difficult, if not impossible, for law enforcement and intelligence officials to understand the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists. Trump has been under tremendous pressure to fall into line with this thinking, which claims that we only encourage the jihadis if we identify them properly. He has not yet, however, yet removed all the obstacles that Obama placed in the way of the intelligence community knowing and understanding the enemy, and his “radical” adjective is incorrect: the jihadis are well within the mainstream of Islamic theology and law. Still, this is progress, albeit slow, toward a realistic appraisal of what we are up against, which has been lacking since September 17, 2001, when George W. Bush proclaimed that Islam was a religion of peace.

“WATCH: Trump Vows to Stomp Out ‘Radical Islamic Terror’ at Anti-ISIS Conference,” United with Israel, February 7, 2019 (thanks to the Geller Report):

Unlike his predecessor, the current U.S. president is not afraid to single out the ideology behind Mideast strife, from terrorism in Israel to Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons.

U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS after his State of the Union speech just one day prior.

Trump got straight to the point, vowing that the U.S. would continue to fight the forces of “radical Islamic terror,” and vanquish the Islamic State (ISIS), an ultra-violent group that has murdered and pillaged its way through Iraq and large swaths of Syria for the past five years or so.

While ISIS is on the ropes, it is holed up in a concentrated area, with a handful of never-say-die adherents refusing to surrender. If Trump has his way, these remnants of ISIS will be taken care of as well.

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South Carolina man converts to Islam, plants explosives all over Anderson County

Yet another convert to Islam gets the idea that his new religion commands him to commit treason and mass murder. Despite the fact that this is a frequently occurring phenomenon, authorities have nowhere shown the slightest degree of interest in studying it.

Wesley Dallas Ayers, 27.

“Anderson man, who warned of jihad, sentenced to 30 years for using homemade explosives,” by Daniel J. Gross, Anderson Independent Mail, February 8, 2019:

An Anderson man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State has been sentenced for using weapons of mass destruction after authorities found several homemade explosive devices around Anderson County.

Wesley Dallas Ayers, 27, was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release after previously pleading guilty, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Ayers admitted that he constructed and placed three explosive devices in various parts of Anderson County between Jan. 24, 2018 and Feb. 24, 2018, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Ayers pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in letters and warned of a jihad, according to investigators’ testimony in a federal court hearing before he pleaded guilty.

One of the devices, placed at the intersection of Travis and Martin roads in Anderson County, detonated and injured one person, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The other two devices were located and intercepted by law enforcement before they caused any harm.

Three hoax devices were also placed around Anderson County that resembled explosives but were not. In some devices, Ayers left notes indicating that more powerful devices were to come, according to the statement.

His arrest came after a month-long investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and various other law enforcement agencies.

Authorities searched Ayers’ property that showed items consistent with the manufacturing of explosive devices.

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Islamic State calls on Muslims to poison food Kate Middleton buys at supermarkets

This is nothing new. Al-Qaeda has long considered the contamination of food as a jihad mass murder tactic. And in 2017, the Islamic State called on Muslims to poison food in Western supermarkets

And it has happened at least twice in Britain:

UK: Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human feces

UK: Muslim who sprayed food with feces and urine can’t be deported

Also:

Food jihad? Muslim woman puts needles in meat in Canada

Kate Middleton – Duchess of Cambridge

“ISIS plot to KILL Kate Middleton in sick supermarket scheme,” by Isobel Dickinson, Daily Star, January 13, 2019:

TERRORISTS have threatened to poison Kate Middleton’s food in a sick new plot.

A vile post sent on encrypted extremist site Telegram urged Isis fanatics to try to tamper with what she eats at her favourite supermarkets.

They shared photos of the Duchess shopping, with a red X scrawled over her trolley, with the message: “We know what she eats – poison it!”

There was also a chilling new threat against Prince George.

A picture showed the tot holding Prince William’s hand beside a masked knife-wielding ISIS nut, alongside the words: “Rise of the kuffar” – which translates as “unbeliever”.

The messages prompted an exchange between dozens of fanatics on the chat room, detailing how to insert poison into food, where Kate has been spotted shopping.

They also shared information on which stores Kate shops in.

A security source told Daily Star Sunday the threat was being taken “very seriously”.

The hate message was posted on the same site used by Islamic State supporter Husnain Rashid to call on his followers to kill Kate and William’s son Prince George.

Former mosque teacher Rashid, 32, is now serving life in jail over the plot.

He also urged fanatics in some of the staggering 290,000 hate messages he sent on encrypted sites to poison tubs of ice cream in supermarkets across Britain.

The Telegram instant messaging app has military grade encryption and was described as a “tool kit for terrorism” during Rashid’s trial.

Our source said: “Intelligence agents believe the threats made against Kate are not idle and are linked to messages sent by Husnain Rashid….

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Pure Evil. Islamic State sent images of beheaded girl to her mother

“And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60)

Maren Ueland and Vesterager Jespersen

“ISIS beheading image was sent to victim’s MOTHER: Fanatics ‘gloated about filming the killing of Scandinavian tourist and her friend in Morocco,’” by Julian Robinson and Miranda Aldersley, Mailonline, December 21, 2018:

Horrific images showing one of the murdered Scandinavian tourists being beheaded in Morocco have been sent to a victim’s mother, it has emerged.

ISIS fanatics gloated about the killing of Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, by spreading the gruesome footage on social media.

The clip, in which a suspected ISIS terrorist shouts ‘it’s Allah’s will’, was also sent to friends of Ms Jespersen via ‘private messenger’, it has been claimed.

It has since been revealed that horrific images of the slain tourists have been posted on the Facebook page of Ms Ueland’s mother Irene. Some Moroccans bizarrely posted the images in a misguided bid to express sympathy along with calls for the killers to be executed.

Earlier, it was claimed that footage itself had been sent to friends of Ms Jespersen. While it is not clear exactly who sent them the footage, there will be strong suspicions it would have been from warped ISIS sympathisers.

It is possible the attackers may have seized Ms Jespersen’s phone, giving them access to her contacts.

Ms Jespersen and Ms Ueland were found dead near the village of Imlil in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains.

New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi tweeted: ‘A European official close to the investigation confirmed that the beheading video was sent by private messenger to friends of the killed Danish woman by unknown senders who appeared to have Moroccan profiles. Police is investigating.’

Meanwhile, Moroccan authorities say nine more people have been arrested over the killings over the last two days. With four other men arrested earlier, that brings the total number of suspects in the case to 13.

Moroccan investigators say those arrested were carrying arms and ‘suspicious materials’ used in making explosives….

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EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Peter Forster on Unsplash

Islamic State encourages Muslims in ‘butchering and bayonet,’ telling them to ‘trust in Allah’

The Islamic State continues to couch all its exhortations to violence in Islamic terms. Western law enforcement and intelligence officials continue to ignore this or downplay its significance.

“ISIS Supporters Encourage ‘Easier Ways’ for Fellow Jihadists, Like ‘Butchering and Bayonet,’” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, November 16, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Lone jihadists are encouraged to pick “deadly and easier ways” of attacks in new tips circulated online among ISIS supporters, with an image depicting a woman walking on the Palais de Chaillot framed in crosshairs.

The crudely photoshopped image, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, also depicts three victims on the ground at the popular tourist spot as a terrorist sporting a black T-shirt and face mask wields a bloody knife.

“Lone wolves” are advised to “prepare a plan and study it correctly,” and “if the plan is prepared, trust in Allah.”

The first suggested method of attack is running over people with a heavy truck, like Nice in 2016, “if available.” Then comes “butchering and bayonet” and attacking “their gatherings.” That’s followed by “snatched [sic] them from their house one by one.”

France frequently figures into propaganda from ISIS and their online support network, as the November 2015 Paris attackers are lionized as key examples of a waging an assault on one’s home turf.

A recent call to arms from ISIS-backing media group Al-Abd Al-Faqir, issued after last week’s Melbourne attack, depicted the Eiffel Tower in flames with the “Just Terror” slogan that ISIS has long used in its publications to inspire lone jihad. A black-clad jihadist wearing a leather, zip-front vest stood before the scene, with the message, “Terrorize them in their lands. O Crusaders, we have prepared for you what never crossed your mind. For our goal is to horrify you and terrorize you and harm you.”

Muharir al-Ansar, another ISIS-supporting media group that creates and disseminates propaganda as well as incitement and recruitment materials on behalf of the group, in their own post-Melbourne imagery vowed “soon” painted on the side of a white cargo truck like that used in the Nice attack, with a masked jihadist popping out of the top.

“Soon, the vehicle attacks will be witnessed on your streets, by Allah’s permission,” read the text.
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The same group circulated another poster declaring “Soon: the White House under fire: Just Terror.” The image showed a jihadist pointing a rifle outfitted with a scope through a defensive position in a broken wall, though it depicts the U.S. Capitol as the target instead of the White House….

Read the rest here.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Valentin Salja on Unsplash.

Julia Ioffe on CNN: Trump has “radicalized more people than ISIS” [Video]

GQ writer Julia Ioffe quickly apologized Monday after claiming President Trump had radicalized more people than ISIS on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.

“I think, you know, this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization, and this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did

The Islamic State ideology is one of murder, conquest at any cost, and sheer brutality against women, infidels, apostates and the like. Ioffe could never put her own words to the test by confronting Islamic State jihadists, because she would end up being tortured and killed, yet these are the barbarians to whom she compares the elected President of the United States. Many may merely dismiss Ioffe as unbalanced, but what about the host of the show, Jake Tapper?

“That’s just…it’s unconscionable for you to say that,” CNN’s David Urban shot back….For you not to push back on that, is irresponsible,” Urban said to Jake Tapper. “That’s irresponsible. For her to say that the President of the United States has radicalized more people than ISIS is irresponsible.”

It is obvious that all who do not adhere to Islamic State ideology need protection from them, so Ioffe is implying that American society needs to protect itself from Donald Trump. Not only is her thinking astonishingly delusional; her mindset is also dangerous. Groups such as Antifa and other leftist troublemakers and anarchists are searching for any and every excuse to resort to violence against Trump and his supporters, and they are being egged on by destructive elements in the media, and even by politicians. Recall when Rep. Maxine Waters called for public confrontation and harassment of members of the Trump administration, stating: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd.” Then there was former Attorney General Eric Holder, who declared: “When they go low, we kick ’em.” Even Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp repudiated Hillary Clinton’s recent comments as “unproductive” and “simply ridiculous” when Clinton advised Democrats to “abandon civility” with Republicans.

Jake Tapper should be taken to the woodshed by CNN, but that is unlikely, as CNN is increasingly moving toward incitement, when its “fake news” was already bad enough. No apology could now undo Ioffe’s or CNN’s recklessness. Ioffe will never be in the position of having to look into the eyes of a tortured Yazidi sex slave or the spouse and loved ones of those who were beheaded by Islamic State jihadists and tell them that Donald Trump — who seeks to protect Americans from the likes of the Islamic State — is comparable to Islamic State jihadists. Her apology was as foolish and reckless as her original statement:

I do want to clarify. I think I spoke in the heat of the moment–this has been a very emotional, and personally painful time for me. I think I exaggerated and I apologize for that.

Ioffe and others of her ilk should contemplate the “very emotional, and personally painful time” for those who have been victimized by Islamic State jihadis. Ioffe’s blind hatred against Donald Trump is longstanding. In 2016, she was fired from Politico for an unhinged tweet that is too vulgar to write here. It was followed by a lame apology. She stated: “It was a tasteless, offensive tweet that I regret and have deleted…..I am truly and deeply sorry. It won’t happen again.” Well, it did happen again, only now she has escalated from vulgarity to incitement.

Julia Ioffe Apologizes After Saying Trump Radicalized More People than ISIS,” by Justin Caruso, Breitbart, October 29, 2018:

GQ writer Julia Ioffe quickly apologized Monday after claiming President Trump had radicalized more people than ISIS on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.

“I think, you know, this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization, and this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did,” Julia Ioffe said.

“That’s just…it’s unconscionable for you to say that,” CNN’s David Urban shot back.

“The way he talks–the way that he allows these…the way he winks and nods to these groups. The way he says, ‘I know I’m not supposed to say it, but I’m a nationalist.’ The way that he hems and haws, when he has to condemn these people, and kind of, gritting his teeth, kind of, says, fine, okay, ‘I condemn this.’”

“For you not to push back on that, is irresponsible,” Urban said to Jake Tapper. “That’s irresponsible. For her to say that the President of the United States has radicalized more people than ISIS is irresponsible.”

Urban continued to push Ioffe on what she based her claim on.

She responded, “ISIS had, like 10,000 members. I think the president has far more supporters who espouse an equally hateful ideology.”

Tapper, as panelist David Urban pointed out on air, did not push back on Ioffe’s assertion whatsoever.

He defended himself on Twitter from critics.

Ioffe apologized on air later in the show. “I do want to clarify. I think I spoke in the heat of the moment–this has been a very emotional, and personally painful time for me. I think I exaggerated and I apologize for that,” she said…..

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Muslim arrested at Columbus, Ohio airport, was heading to Afghanistan to join the Islamic State

Even though the Islamic State has lost most of its territory in Iraq and Syria, and with it the appearance of enjoying the favor of Allah upon its claim to be the caliphate, that claim still has a potent appeal for jihad groups worldwide, as well as for many individual Muslims. In Sunni Islamic law, only the caliph is authorized to declare offensive jihad; in the absence of a caliph, jihad can only be defensive (although that can be and has been interpreted elastically enough to include 9/11). In my book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, I detail how the great Islamic caliphates of the past — the Umayyads, Abbasids, Ottomans, and others — pursued jihad relentlessly against Infidel states. Jihadis still think about those glory days, and want to relive them.

Where did Naser Almadaoji learn his understanding of Islam? Are authorities investigating the local mosque? Or would that be “Islamophobic,” and they’re content to wave away the question by trotting out the moldy oldie that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?

Naser Almadaoji, 19.

“Beavercreek neighbors stunned by news of ISIS-related arrest,” by Chris Stewart and John Bedell, WHIO, October 25, 2018:

BEAVERCREEK — Neighbors were shocked to learn that federal investigators had charged a Beavercreek teenager with trying to help an ISIS affiliated group.

Naser Almadaoji, 19, was arrested at a Columbus airport on Wednesday with tickets to Kazakhstan. He planned to go from there to Afghanistan to support ISIS, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Benjamin Glassman.

In Beavercreek on Thursday, James Fisher, who lives near Almadaoji, said, “I’m extremely shocked that somebody that close to me is thinking about joining a terrorist group like that. In my opinion if they don’t want to be here, then why are they here?”

“But this is kind of scary thinking that someone that close to me is a possible terrorist,” he added of Almadaoji.

Fisher said the of people living at the house: “They kind of keep quiet. I see them, but because of the direction where it’s at, I don’t have any contact with them.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Jordan on Unsplash.