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New Islamic caliphate declares Jihad on … Muslims

Raymond Ibrahim  The new “caliphate” of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the Islamic State, formerly “ISIS”—recently made clear that it means to follow in the footsteps of the original caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Sadiq (632-634), specifically by directing its jihad against fellow Muslims, in Islamic parlance, the “hypocrites” and “apostates,” or in Western terminology, “moderates.” This came out […] Continue reading →

New Airport Security Rules for Electronic Devices Highlight Threat

 From Heathrow in London to Dubai International to Charles De Gaulle in Paris, there is a new intense focus on electronic devices at international airports. U.S.-bound passengers must now turn their devices on before departure to prove they’re not hollowed out and packed with explosives, U.S. officials announced this weekend.   Phones, laptops, tablets, cameras, e-readers, […] Continue reading →

‘Undetectable bomb’ threat: US urges increased security on international flights

 Amid concerns of an Al-Qaeda effort to create an undetectable bomb, the US has ordered tighter security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East offering direct flights to the United States. On Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said he directed the Transportation Security Administration to put more security measures in place […] Continue reading →

Iran and Syria move in on Iraq

After noting that Iranian weapons and military advisers are flooding into Iraq, while Syrian warplanes conduct air raids into Iraqi territory in the north, Fox News describes the “smart power” response of the utterly helpless Obama Administration: The apparent involvement, however, of Iran as well as Syria is raising red flags in the Obama administration, […] Continue reading →