October 20, 2018

Hosay: How an ancient Islamic holiday became uniquely Caribbean

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By Ken Chitwood From The Philadelphia Tribune A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean, where the crowds will push them out to float. This is part of the Hosay […]

Syria war: IS ‘seized women and children’ in Sweida attack

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From BBC Islamic State (IS) militants are holding more than 30 women and children hostage in south-western Syria, a monitor and local media say. They are thought to have been seized during a wave of deadly IS attacks in Suweida province last week. The Syrian government controls most of the region but IS militants hold […]

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

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By AFP From This  is MONEY.co.uk Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would […]

Stunning moments

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50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017 Part 1 By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12, 2017.Carlos […]

SUN UK EXCLUSIVE – TERROR IN PARADISE Brit tourists warned over ISIS attacks on Trinidad & Tobago as Caribbean island becomes new breeding ground for jihadis

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By Corey Charlton From The Sun UK The beautiful Caribbean islands – home to just 1.3 million people – have the highest rate of ISIS foreign recruitment in the Western hemisphere. FEARS are growing that the idyllic tourist destination of Trinidad and Tobago could face a new wave of terror attacks from returning ISIS jihadis. […]

In the aftermaths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, will Hurricane ISIS make landfall?

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling From WN “We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots religion, nation, community, family, or profession are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.”  – Alvin Toffler Like hurricanes, the nature of ISIS stands for “We love death more […]

Kissinger: Defeating ISIS Could Lead to ‘Iranian Radical Empire’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax A vast Iranian empire could take over lands occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS) if the terror group is defeated, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger argued in an opinion piece. Kissinger wrote on CapX.com that recapturing the lands ISIS currently controls could come at a steep price for the […]

3 things from the book ‘1984’ that seem especially chilling today

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By Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy From Business Insider Some critics speculated that George Orwell’s relevance would fade after the year 1984. Harold Bloom wrote in 1987 that Orwell’s great novel of totalitarianism,1984, threatened to become a period piece, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, […]

This Caribbean country had the highest rate of ISIS recruitment in the western hemisphere

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 20, 2017: A Caribbean country of 1.3 million people had the highest rate of ISIS recruitment in the Western Hemisphere last year. That’s according to the latest US State Department’s  ‘Country Reports on Terrorism’ regarding the oil rich Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago that was released […]

ISIL in the Caribbean: Why Trinidadians fight in Syria and Iraq

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By Juliana Ruhfus From AlJazeera How did the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago become the nation with the highest number of ISIS recruits per capita in the Western Hemisphere? Caribbean to Caliphate – there are few films I have made that received similar, curious interest from friends and colleagues. Usually after a few seconds […]