November 13, 2019

There are distinct moral underpinnings to every action in Syria — including the chemical weapon attack

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By Peter Lee, The Conversation From Business Insider Outrage. Again. In Syria. The latest cause of anti-Assad angst is an apparent chlorine gas attack against civilians in Aleppo. The only surprise is that anybody can still be surprised by such activity. The first and obvious question is: why would the Syrian president order such an attack? […]

Sex slavery is thriving on social media apps

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By James Cockayne, The Conversation UK From Business Insider The members of the United Nations Security Council hear terrible stories from conflict zones with alarming frequency. So it takes a truly horrific tale to bring them to tears. Yet as officials in the Council listened in December to Nadia Murad Basee Taha bravely recount her […]

ISIS: What it left behind

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ISIS is losing territory on all fronts — here’s what the group leaves behind By David Choi From Business Insider ISIS human shieldISIS militants, along with their kidnapped civilians, flee the city of Manjib, Syria.SDF Press Center There’s no question that ISIS forces are losing ground in territories in Syria and Iraq — after making […]

TAKFIRINOMICS: How ISIS funds its caliphate

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By Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror” From Business Insider In this excerpt from “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror,” co-authors Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan explain how ISIS funds its nascent caliphate. ISIS has married its authoritarian governance with a remarkably successful war economy. FSA and Islamist groups that […]

Nadia speaks out: Call for slavery in Iraq to be prosecuted

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From Eugenia Afonso, Walk Free  “We, the women and children, were taken by bus from the school to another area. They humiliated us along the way and touched us in a shameful way.”[1]  Watch Nadia’s story here and sign this petition calling for slavery in Iraq to be referred to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). […]

Islamic State magazine showcases Caribbean Jihadis thwarting local police

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By by FRANCES MARTEL From Breitbart The latest issue of the Islamic State (ISIS) magazine, Dabiq, features two stories on jihadis based in the Caribbean – one an interview, one an obituary – encouraging Caribbean islanders to abandon Christianity and join the jihad. In both stories, the jihadis in question boast of having been arrested, […]

Dallas’ bomb robot sparks debate around police militarization

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By Jessica Conditt From engadget “What was sci-fi a generation ago is the new normal,” says Dr. Peter Singer. Camera shutters clacked as Dallas Police Chief David Brown told a crowd of reporters how his department killed a suspect after a shooting spree that left five officers dead and seven more wounded Thursday night. Law […]

Trinidad and Tobago Isis recruits near 100?

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From News Americas Now Abu Khalid, a Trinidadian-born self-proclaimed ISIS fighter who said in a propaganda video he converted to Islam because of “the way the Muslims care about themselves, how they care about themselves, their family structure.” News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. May 3, 2016: Some 100 Muslims from Trinidad and Tobago have traveled […]

US cautions Caribbean BOTs about whom they give their passports

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From Merco Press South Atlantic News Agency The United States Government has cautioned Caribbean countries offering a Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) to be extra cautious about who they give their passports to, and ensure that recipients have no terrorist or crime links. It gave the advice, in a statement issued by the US Embassy […]

A rupture in Europe, but whose politics will prevail?

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By Rachel Shabi From AlJazeer t’s a bleakly depressing map – an aptly illustrative closing curtain on a bleakly depressing year. Bad enough that the nightmarish war in Syria unleashed the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Horrendous enough that the menace of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s deadly bombs, along with the Islamic State of […]