Boko Haram joins ISIS

There are two organizations of people in the news today whose level of evil staggers the imagination.  ISIS in Syria and Iraq is known for its beheadings, crucifixions, and massacres of the innocent.  Boko Haram in Nigeria is known for kidnapping Christian school girls and using them for sex slaves, as well as for its massacres of the innocent.  Now these two groups have joined forces.

Boko Haram has sworn allegiance to ISIS and the Caliphate that it is proclaiming.  This gives ISIS an inroad into Africa, making it more of a universal Caliphate.  And it gives Boko Haram a greater status as part of that Caliphate. [Read more...]

ISIS comes to America

New York City police arrested three men in connection with a plot to join ISIS and commit acts of terrorism in the United States, including assassinating the president. [Read more...]

Terrorists avenge Muhammed cartoons

Remember that French magazine that, along with the one from Denmark that started the controversy, published cartoons that depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammed?  Terrorists attacked the Paris office of the humor magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which has continued to print satirical cartoons about Islam, killing the cartoonists, the editor, and 10 more. [Read more...]

Terrorism in Australia

An Islamic terrorist took over a coffee house in Sydney, holding 17 hostages for 16 hours until police moved in.  Two hostages and the gunman were killed.  The terrorist was an Australian of Iranian heritage, though he was reportedly a Sunni activist.  Authorities believe he acted alone and was not part of a larger plot.  (Though, arguably, foreign threats may be easier to counter than those of domestic origin.) [Read more...]

ISIS & al-Qaeda form alliance

The Islamic State and al-Qaeda have been bitter rivals and have fought each other on the battlefield.  But now the two terrorist groups are joining forces. [Read more...]

ISIL-style beheadings come to America

A recent Muslim convert, angry because he had been fired, beheaded a 54-year-old woman and attacked another woman until a manager with a gun shot him (though not fatally).  The killer, Alton Nolen, had jihadist slogans and ISIL beheading videos on his FaceBook page.  The reason he was fired was reportedly because of an argument he started at work advocating the stoning of women.  (See this.)  This happened in my native state of Oklahoma in Moore, the tornado-afflicted suburb of Oklahoma City that I know well.

Note  my prediction.  Nolen is probably not formally affiliated with ISIL, but he shares that group’s jihadist ideology.  Authorities are classifying the beheading as “workplace violence.”  But isn’t it also terrorism, an extension of what ISIL is doing in Syria and Iraq? [Read more...]


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