Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tag: Islamic state

Meet the MEK, the US establishment’s favorite Islamist cult

“Nobody joins a cult. Nobody joins something they think’s gonna hurt them. You join a religious organization, you join a political movement...” –Deborah Layton

Donald Trump’s behavior may encourage attacks, Islamic State spokesman says

Trump is said to be seeking ways to accelerate the campaign against Daesh.

Islamic State’s Attacks on Saudi Arabia Are Aimed at Undermining the...

Daesh is facing its final year as a state. As it goes down it is lashing out like a fatally wounded crocodile.

On Memorial Day, U.S. Troops Are at War With Islamic State...

The line of the Obama administration had been that US troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria were only trainers and advisors. But US forces have exceeded that role.

We All Are Islamic State

The killings in Brussels or Paris and the killings in U.S. military strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria or Libya perpetuate the same dark lusts. The savage tit-for-tat game will not end until we rouse ourselves from our hypnotized state.

Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror

Is it time to panic? Let's put terror threats into perspective for 2016.

Beyond ISIS

For a rich and powerful nation to conclude that it has no choice but to engage in quasi-permanent armed conflict in the far reaches of the planet represents the height of folly. Power confers choice.

A Post-Paris “Clash of Civilizations”?

All of this is like manna from heaven for the Islamic State, the more “pitiless” the better. Their dream is to live in a black-and-white world of utter religious and political clarity (and calamity), while engaging in what American pundits like to term a “clash of civilizations.”

9/11 Mastermind Urges Unity Between al-Qaida and Islamic State Against Russia...

Al-Zawahiri, a mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and successor of Bin Laden, is urging for the unity between al-Qaeda and Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) in the face of American, Russian and Shiite forces in Syria. Things just got more complicated for the CIA.

Today’s Top Seven Myths About Islamic State

While ISIS continues to haunt the nightmares of Western journalists and security analysts, Juan Cole points out some assertions about the "Islamic State" that are truly exaggerated and completely incorrect.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge officials to withdraw law enforcement, National...

“We are sounding an alarm regarding the potential deployment of the National Guard, state police and local law enforcement on Tuesday as voters prepare to cast ballots in primary elections."

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces

“The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society.”

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.

Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video

“We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident.”