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Approximately 11,000 Foreign Jihadis in Syria Recruited through Skype and Social Media

Jihad Watch According to the well-read Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and as relayed on Arabic media, “the civil war in Syria appears to be in need of more victims, so that the jihadis are making use of the social networks to recruit fighters from among the Muslims of Britain.” Adds the report: “A new wave [...]

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Muslim Brotherhood Dealing Drugs to Fund Terrorism

Coptic Solidarity The Muslim Brotherhood and its jihadi supporters are the latest terrorists to grow and cultivate illegal drugs in the hills of Sinai, in order to sell them and fund their terrorism campaign with the proceeds—not unlike Afghanistan’s Taliban earlier. A security source from Egypt’s Interior Ministry who chose to remain anonymous recently made [...]

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‘Our Youngest Hostage’

  According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him.  The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from [...]

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The ‘Radicalization’ of Western Muslims

A new Danish statistical study finds that “Muslims [are] 218 percent more criminal in second generation than first.”  While some of these crimes are clearly related to Islam—such as attacks on Muslim apostates to Christianity—others, such as rampant theft of non-Muslims, would appear banal, until one realizes that even robbery and plunder is justified by [...]

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Former Jihadi Leader: Brotherhood Bought Al-Qaeda ‘Terror Support’ for $25 Million

Yesterday on Haya TV, Nabil Na‘im, a former leader of Egypt’s Islamic Jihad and close confidante of current al-Qaeda leader, Ayman Zawahiri—who also helped found Egypt’s Islamic Jihad—asserted that, during the reign of former president Muhammad Morsi, Zawahiri was given $25 million from Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shatter to organize, fund, and assemble the jihadi [...]

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Coptic Woman ‘Martyred for the Cross’ — ‘Body Torn’

On his Twitter account, Coptic Bishop Raphaeil, who also serves as Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Christian Church, just wrote: Oh how lucky you are, Mary, you who are beloved of Christ.  They tore your body because of the Cross.  Yet they offered you the greatest service and gave you a name [...]

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Attack Church, Four Dead

Update: The complete details of this story appear here Among other forms of “retaliatory terrorism,” some 80 Christian churches were attacked in Egypt immediately after the June 30 Revolution, which saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood president Morsi. And now that Egypt has sentenced to death hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters for the widespread terror [...]

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Pro-Brotherhood Cleric Issues Fatwa to Terrorize Egypt

Coptic Solidarity French Recently on live TV, Sheikh Abdul Maqsud, an Islamic jurisprudent, issued a fatwa obligating “Muslims” (in this context, Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt) to engage in acts of terror against “infidels” (in this context, the Egyptian government and anyone else opposing the Brotherhood). Maqsud began by quoting the well-known hadith in Sahih [...]

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Allah’s Sword of Terror

The first time I heard about Khalid bin al-Walid—the 7th century Muslim jihadi affectionately known in Islamic history as “The Sword of Allah”—was when I was in college researching for my MA thesis on the Battle of Yarmuk, when the Muslims, under Khalid’s generalship, defeated the Byzantines in 636, opening the way for the historic [...]

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U.S. Admits Contact with Terrorist Brotherhood to ‘Support People of Egypt’

Yesterday, March 14, in a meeting with foreign journalists in Washington D.C., deputy spokesperson of the U.S. State Department Marie Harf confirmed, once again, that the United States is in communication with the Muslim Brotherhood but denied that this means it supports the organization.  The exchange follows: QUESTION: Okay. The second question is: The State Department has [...]

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