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CIA Says Muslims Join ISIS Because of … Economics

PJ Media Speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations on March 13, CIA Director John Brennan said that “the Islamic State had ‘snowballed’ beyond Iraq and Syria, estimating that at least 20,000 fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to join the militant group, several thousand of them from Western nations, including the United [...]

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CIA Chief John Brennan’s Deceptions About Islam

FrontPage Magazine By constantly projecting Western standards on Islamic jihadis, CIA head John Brennan has come to epitomize the U.S. intelligence community’s intellectual failures concerning the true sources of the jihad. Last Friday, March 13, Brennan insisted that Islamic State (IS) members are not Islamic.  Instead, “They are terrorists, they’re criminals.  Most—many—of them are psychopathic [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on NewsMax TV: ISIS and Christian Persecution

Earlier today I was interviewed on NewsMax TV’s “America’s Forum with JD Hayworth” via Skype.  Topics included the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians, the West’s response, and Egypt’s supplication for America to help combat Islamic terrorism. The 10-minute clip appears in two 5-minute parts below: Part 1 Part 2

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‘Devotion to Islam’ — Not Unemployment — Root Cause of Jihad

In light of the State Dept’s recent assertion that economics is what attracts Muslims to join the savage Islamic State, consider the following excerpt from Understanding Terror Networks, by Marc Sageman, a former CIA officer who worked closely with jihadi groups in Afghanistan (emphasis mine): There was a definite shift in degree of devotion to [...]

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American Ignorance of Islam Due to American Muslims

Where Muslims are strong, they coerce non-Muslim “infidels” to do their bidding; where they are weak, they plead and play victim in order for non-Muslims to do their bidding. All throughout the Islamic world — and not just under the Islamic State — non-Muslim religious freedom and freedom of speech  are openly banned, from building [...]

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The Islamic Nightmare: Europa and the Incubus

Europe, Britain and the West are pinned down by Sleep Paralysis beneath the weight of Islam and Muslim Immigration by Ralph H. Sidway Sometimes an image — a metaphor — is much more effective at presenting truth than even the most persuasive argument or laying out of facts. “The Nightmare” is such an image. Europeans [...]

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Syria’s Assad to America: “What Do You Get From Supporting Terrorists in Our Region?”

In a recent interview, Syrian President Bashar Assad makes some interesting observations.  When asked “If you were able to deliver a message to President Obama today, what would it be?” Assad responded (via VIE): I think the normal thing that you ask any official in the world is to work for the interests of his [...]

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After Meeting with U.S. State Dept., Brotherhood Officially Declares Jihad on Egypt

Connections between U.S. leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood — which is banned as a terrorist organization in many countries — have always been there, for those with eyes to see. And now this. According to the Washington Free Beacon: The Muslim Brotherhood called for “a long, uncompromising jihad” in Egypt just days after a delegation [...]

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How the West Destroyed Libya

FrontPage Magazine The full impact of Western intervention in Libya was recently highlighted during a televised interview of Worlds Apart.  Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian author and historian who was born and raised in Africa for 20 years, was the guest. At one point while talking about Libya, Herland firmly asserted that “In a just [...]

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A Dead Caliph vs. the Hydra of Jihad

Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled “caliph” of the Islamic State, injured or dead, as some in the media are eagerly speculating? Better question: does it really matter? For almost a decade now, every time an Islamic jihadi leader is killed, the Western mainstream media exult, portraying the death as a major blow to the [...]

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