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Islamic State: Blame the Arabian wars 30.8.2014 The Moderate Voice
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s declaration that he is Caliph of the world’s Sunni Muslims is a direct threat to the Saudi King, who claims to be the Protector of Muslims everywhere. So far, it does not directly challenge the authority of Ayatollahs over Shia Muslims. This Islamic State assault is the latest in wars that have [...]
David Cameron promises new UK powers to tackle Isis terror threat 30.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
British prime minister says measures needed to combat 'greater and deeper threat to security than we have known'

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will embark on intensive negotiations over the weekend to try to agree a fresh round of measures to tackle the threat posed by terror suspects in Britain.

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Syrian conflict sparks off civil war among terrorist groups: Report 29.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 29 : Syria's civil war has sparked off a series of internal wars between the various stakeholders for the very essence of the global jihad movement, a report said.
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UK accused of harbouring Libyan cleric who helped aid Islamist insurgency 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Grand mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani faces possible war crimes charges for urging followers to overthrow Libyan government

Britain has been accused of housing a possible war crimes suspect after the Guardian learned that Libya's highest spiritual leader, the grand mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, helped orchestrate the Islamist takeover of Tripoli from the UK.

On a day when David Cameron announced tougher measures to tackle the threat from terrorists, the Foreign Office confirmed that Ghariani was residing in the UK, from where he is encouraging his followers to overthrow the Libyan government.

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Substantial, severe, critical can we trust the terror threat rating? | Richard Norton-Taylor 29.8.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
No one knows if returnees from Syria and Iraq are planning attacks, but the intelligence agencies will always play it safe Fridays decision to raise the level of threat to Britain from terrorism was taken following an objective analysis of intelligence independent of ministers, government officials insist. The decision was taken by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (Jtac), which brings together security and intelligence officers whose task is to examine information relating to international terrorism supplied by MI6, MI5 and GCHQ. For many months, MI5 and police counter-terrorist officers have been warning of the potential threat posed by Britons returning from Syria or Iraq. Of the estimated 500-plus Britons who have fought with rebel or Islamist groups there, more than half have returned, say security and intelligence sources. Some may have been tasked to attack targets in Britain, others described as radicalised self-starters may decide to commit terror attacks here. That, anyway, is the risk ...
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Australian jihadist who tweeted gruesome photo has long history of mental illness 29.8.2014 Washington Post: World
SYDNEY — A few weeks ago a burly, bearded 33-year-old Australian, Khaled Sharrouf, posted a photo on Twitter of a boy, age about 7, holding a severed human head in a Syrian town controlled by the Islamic State extremist ...
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WorldViews: At least 81 nationalities are fighting in Syria 29.8.2014 Washington Post: World
It's estimated that the three-year conflict in Syria has drawn foreign fighters to its frontlines at a rate faster than any such war in modern memory, including the struggle of the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The group that likely boasts the majority of such combatants is the Islamic State, the powerful terrorist organization that now commands a stretch of territory from central Syria to the environs of Iraq's capital, ...
Cameron plans to seize suspects' passports in response to terrorist threat 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Prime minister announces plans for legislation to deal with increased security threat posed by homegrown militants

David Cameron announced plans to introduce new powers to strip terrorist suspects of their passports to tackle a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before".

In a hastily convened press conference at Downing Street, the prime minister said he would announce legislation to deal with the security threat posed by homegrown militants.

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Ansar Jerusalem beheads four Egyptians accused of being Israeli 'spies' 29.8.2014 Bill Roggio
A little more than one week after the Islamic State released a video featuring the beheading of an American photojournalist, Ansar Jerusalem has released a video online showing four Egyptian civilians being executed in the same manner. The video marks an escalation in the tactics Ansar Jerusalem is willing to broadcast in its propaganda.
America’s War Hawks Back in Flight 29.8.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
America’s War Hawks Back in Flight
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Is Boko Haram Teaming Up With ISIS for a Super Caliphate? 29.8.2014 Mother Jones
Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group with a foothold in northeastern Nigeria that's known for its mass kidnappings and violent tactics , released a video earlier this month making an unprecedented claim: The group announced it had added the city of Gwoza to "the Islamic caliphate." Experts are unsure about the exact meaning of this claim, which was issued by Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau. There are at least two possibilities: The group has declared its own caliphate in Nigeria, or it has pledged allegiance to ISIS—that is, the so-called Islamic State run by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Shekau's speech was relatively vague, but Brian Michael Jenkins, a terrorism expert at the RAND Corporation, thinks it's more likely that he was throwing in with ISIS—though "it's not entirely clear." Jenkins speculated that the wording of Shekau's statement, citing "the" Islamic caliphate, paired with Shekau's praise of Baghdadi (both in the video and earlier statements) suggests an attempt ...
Here Are the Psychological Reasons Why an American Might Join ISIS 29.8.2014 Mother Jones
"Its Islam over everything." So read the Twitter bio of Douglas McAuthur McCain—or, as he reportedly called himself, "Duale Khalid"—the San Diego man who is apparently the first American to be killed while fighting for ISIS. According to NBC News, McCain grew up in Minnesota, was a basketball player, and wanted to be a rapper. Friends describe him as a high school "goofball" and "a really nice guy." So what could have made him want to join the ranks of other Americans drawn towards militant Islam like John Walker Lindh and Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Yahiye Gadahn ? And how can we explain the dozens of other Americans who have also gone off to fight as jihadists in Syria, for ISIS and other militant groups? According to University of Maryland psychologist and terrorism exper t Arie Kruglanski , who has studied scores of militant extremists, part of the clue may lie in that Twitter tagline of McCain's. Not just its content, but the mindset that it indicates—one that sees the world in sharp definition, no ...
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Grand Mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad 29.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment. Riyadh, the world's No. 1 oil exporter, is unnerved by the rapid advance in Iraq and Syria of Islamic State insurgents and fears this could radicalise some of its own ...
Egypt probes Morsi for leaking security papers 29.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
CAIRO - Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials. The former leader is suspected of providing "documents relevant to national security to Qatar via the Qatari Al-Jazeera chain when he ...
'Americans Could Die!': Megyn Kelly Goes Off On Obama's Friday Fundraising Plans 29.8.2014 NewsBusters
Wednesday night, Megyn Kelly, perhaps the best host on the air today at adapting and responding to new information, did a double-take when Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry told her that President Obama would be traveling to Rhode Island on Friday for a Democratic Party fundraiser. Having been so informed, she then made those plans the first topic of discussion with each of her next two guests: Marc Tiessen of the American Enterprise Institute and Democratic Pary strategist Penny Lee. Along the way, it because obvious that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's claim that the administration has "a comprehensive strategy" for dealing with ISIS is a load of rubbish. Video and transcribed highlights follow the jump (HT Fox News Insider via The Blaze and ...
Can Saudi Arabia help combat the Islamic State? 29.8.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
With Iraq and Syria ablaze, the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems almost an afterthought. But Riyadh will be a crucial, if quixotic, ally as the United States seeks to mobilize Sunni Muslims against the terrorist Islamic State ...
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US rendition survivors urge Obama to declassify torture report 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Ten survivors write open letter to president and say disclosure of report is necessary part of correcting Americas own history

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Sinai jihadist group says it has beheaded four men 28.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Egyptian group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claims to have killed locals who gave information to Israeli forces Continue reading...
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Terrorism experts see long, tough battle to contain Islamic State 28.8.2014 L.A. Times - World News
While the world has recoiled in horror at the atrocities committed by Islamic State radicals, the violence has helped the militant group recruit a global force of extremists and furthered its pursuit of a fundamentalist Muslim caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, terrorism experts say.
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Yemeni troops kill three Al Qaeda gunmen 28.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Sana'a, Aug 28 : At least three Al Qaeda militants were killed in a raid by the Yemeni armed forces Wednesday, a security official said.
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