Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people on Tuesday.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, which a ministry official said also wounded 20 people when it went off on Mohamed V Avenue, just as this year's 26th Carthage Film Festival was in full swing.
Essebsi, who cancelled a trip to Switzerland for Wednesday, declared a state of emergency throughout the country and a curfew in the capital.
"As a result of this painful event, this great tragedy... I proclaim a state of emergency for 30 days under the terms of law and a curfew in greater Tunis from 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) until 5:00 am tomorrow," he said in brief televised address.
Presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, who described the bombing as an "attack", told AFP the curfew would stay in place until further notice.
The United States condemned the attack and offered to help the Tunisian authorities with their investigation. US Secretary of State John Kerry "was proud to stand with Tunisian leaders earlier this month in Tunis and reaffirm our countries' extensive economic, governance, and security cooperation", a spokesman for his department said.
[AlAhram] Tunisia announced Wednesday it was closing its land border with war-torn Libya for 15 days following a deadly bus bombing in Tunis claimed by ISIS group.
The National Security Council headed by President Beji Caid Essebsi decided to close the frontier from midnight with "reinforced surveillance of maritime borders and in airports", a presidency statement said.
Thousands of Tunisians have travelled to Libya, Iraq and Syria to fight alongside Islamic Lion of Islams, according to the authorities.
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[AnNahar] Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday, to provide some relief to La Belle France in its global fight against the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... jihadists.
Von der Leyen made the announcement hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...current chancellor of Germany. She was educated in East Germany when is was still run by commies, but in 1989 got involved with the growing democracy movement when the Berlin Wall fell. Merkel is sometimes referred to by Germans as Mom... travels to Gay Paree to meet President Francois Hollande ...the Socialist president of La Belle France, an economic bad joke for la Belle France but seemingly a foreign policy realist... to discuss support in the wake of the deadly November 13 attacks by the Islamic State group in the French capital.
"We will and must stand firmly by La Belle France's side and do everything we can to help in this situation," von der Leyen said after a parliamentary defense committee meeting.
"We will make a substantial contribution to this mandate. That is why we will soon put a mandate for 650 troops before (the German) parliament."
She said the German soldiers would focus on logistics and reconnaissance as part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Berlin had previously deployed around 10 soldiers as part of the U.N. mission and von der Leyen had in October already discussed increasing the number of troops.
"The French are very pleased that we are boosting our engagement here," she said.
Von der Leyen added that if the international mission manages to create more stability in Mali, "the French will no longer be so tightly bound to this part of the world".
Around 1,500 French troops are deployed in Mali as part of the fight against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups which seized control of the country's north in 2012.
Large parts of Mali remain beyond the control of government and foreign forces, despite the French-led mission launched in 2013.
The EU also has a military training mission in Mali (EUTM) in the relatively quiet south of the country, to which Germany has contributed 200 soldiers.
Merkel said earlier in a speech to parliament that Germany would "stand in solidarity at La Belle France's side".
"If further commitments prove necessary, we wouldn't rule it out," she said.
The Aden International Airport opened for civilian traffic on Wednesday after 10 months with the Yemen National Airlines's commercial flight arriving from Amman of Jordan.
In a statement to Arabic daily Al Khaleej, Director-General of Aden airport Tariq Abdo said: "A plane of the Yemeni Air will arrive today at Aden airport from Amman to move the wounded people from Aden to Khartoum."
It may be noted here that the Aden Airport was overhauled under the support and supervision of the UAE.
Earlier, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had given orders for resumption of operations at Aden International Airport after his return from Riyadh last week.
This is why smart politicians work to get the agreement of their voters. It's not just about burning empty buildings to keep the migrants from seeking shelter there.
[AnNahar] "I came from my room to see what was happening. I saw the fire and ran outside," says Dawit, a 13-year-old Æthiopian boy living in a Swedish center for asylum seekers.
His voice is steady and lacking emotion, but the arson attack on his temporary home for unaccompanied children has cast a shadow over his hopes of living in safety one day.
At least 25 centers for asylum seekers in the Scandinavian country have been reduced to ashes or damaged by fires this year, often set in the dark of night while the migrants sleep, unaware of the danger they are in.
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'"People were afraid," he admits, looking far older than his 13 years as he makes toast for breakfast in the center's dining room before starting the day in the autumn sunshine with a cigarette and an energy drink.'
Allah Akbar, Inshallah and all that jazz, My name is Dr, Szell, I am a here to look at your teefs. 13? Humm, problem we has, your second set not coming in so good. Your baby teefs are crowding out your big teefs. I must take action immediate!
Nuss! Checker the hydraulic pressure! Bring me the ratchet, the ear lobe protector and a quart of Rum! Ima do oral surgery Nao!
[AlAhram] President Vladimir Putin ...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead... on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defence missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... , a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO
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[Hurriyet] The Turkish Air Force has increased the number of warplanes patrolling the Turkish-Syrian border after the downing of a Russian jet fighter by a Turkish F-16 on Nov. 24, while Moscow fortified its military presence in Syria with additional missiles.
The intensification of the aerial protection of Turkish airspace was announced by a routine daily statement of the Chief of General Staff that declared the Turkish-Syrian border was now being patrolled by a record number of 18 F-16s.
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... has always patrolled its airspace with F-16s, but the number of warplanes on duty was no more than 12, even in early October when Russian jetfighters first violated Turkish airspace.
Turkey also sent 10 tanks to the southeastern province of Gaziantep early on Nov. 25, which will be deployed to the border, sources said.
An additional howitzer was also deployed to Hatay's town of Yayladagi, close to where the Russian jet was shot down.
The move follows Russia's statement that it would continue its military operations near the Turkish border and deploy high-tech air defense systems to Syrian bases.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead... ordered the deployment of state-of-the art air defense missile systems to a Russian air base in Syria on Nov. 25.
The S-400 missile systems, which will be sent to the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, just about 50 kilometers south of the border with Turkey, are capable of targeting Turkish jets.
President Barack Obama signed the 2016 US defense budget bill into law, the White House said in a press release, Sputnik reported.
On November 10, the US Senate passed the $607 billion defense budget bill that includes provisions opposing closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and envisions $300 million in military assistance to Ukraine.
“On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, the President [Obama] signed into law… the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016,” the release stated on Wednesday.
The bill also includes spending cuts, which impact the train-end-equip program for the Syrian rebels that the United States says it has put in place to combat the Islamic State terror group.
Prohibits the use of funds to construct or modify facilities in the United States to house detainees transferred from the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo) unless Congress approves a plan submitted by DOD for the disposition of all detainees.
So, will Obama ignore it and risk the wrath of Congress? (stop laughing!)
Or will he throw up his hands saying I wanted to, but the Evil Republicans stopped me?
Form is everything. The first act of every British Parliament is allowing for the continence for the length of the Parliment, of a British standing Army. Not a bad tradition. Navy is (cough) different of course, standing Navy always been okay.
This is the one he first vetoed, then saw enough Donks jump the ship to pass the house by a veto proof margin. Maybe someone pointed out that was enough in the impeachment process as well. As a Donk, who would you rather have sitting in the WH come next November to better your odds for incumbent survival.
He can't move them from Gitmo to other 'existing facilities'. That's the point.
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While Obama can't expend federal funds to construct or modify facilities or to transport Gitmo detainees elsewhere is there anything to prevent his housing them elsewhere if he can get them there? I'm imagining a donk donor creating a small private slush fund to charter a few flights & retain a few contractors to transport them to sites of Obama's choosing. Anything to prevent him from dumping them in the general population at federal prisons if he can get them there?
That's what I was thinking. According to the section SteveS quoted this just ban's him from constructing or modifying facilities. (and it doesn't really say anything about transportation...). Perhaps there is more?
And what if he transfers them to a different facility outside the U.S. first. then transfers them from 'that' facility'
I know - twisted logic but he has a pen, and a phone, and has used twisted logic like this before (see Border Violations - some call it 'immigration reform' which it isn't).
The US Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters.
US government officials distributed the paper to overseas government agencies earlier this year as part of a push by the Obama administration to track and stem the flow of homegrown foreign fighters from Europe bound for Syria and Iraq, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Following the Paris attacks earlier this month and this week's security crackdown in Belgium, European law enforcement and intelligence agencies are under pressure to disrupt the replenishment of Islamic State’s forces and prevent battle-hardened militants from returning home to carry out attacks.
Mousetraps only work if you kill the rodent in the trap...
US officials began lobbying for European countries to enact legal changes targeting Islamic State as early as 2014. But the March 2015 memo details the steps the Justice Department has urged other governments to consider, including prosecuting “aspiring foreign fighters” before they leave for Syria or Iraq.
Specifically, the document urges governments to consider making it a crime to travel to designated areas like those under the control of Islamic State or to attempt to join a group deemed by an overseas government to be a terrorist organization.
Or, failing that, ensuring that the fighters give their lives for the glorious cause in the shit hole part of the world to which they've travelled...
“In the United States, this approach has proven very effective in intercepting foreign fighter travel,” the document said.
It was not clear what kind of reception the lobbying effort by the Justice Department received or whether any legal changes overseas had been undertaken as a result.
But we can guess how it was received since nothing has been done to change the flow of hard boy recruits to the Middle East...
Its disclosure comes at a time of renewed debate about how to balance security with privacy concerns in the United States and new scrutiny of the security risk posed by a visa waiver program that allows citizens of mostly European countries to visit freely.
US prosecutors have used laws banning dealings with foreign militant groups to prosecute dozens of American citizens and residents for crimes related to Islamic State while they are still in the United States. Under US law, federal prosecutors do not have to “establish a link with specific terrorist activities” in order to charge a suspect with a crime, but only show a suspect intended to “support or join” a group the government has already labeled a terrorist organization, the paper noted.
It urged other governments to consider similar steps to criminalize what US prosecutors have called “preparatory acts” for would-be militants and Islamic State recruits.
The US Department of Homeland Security said in a June report that 64 individuals had been arrested in the United States between January 2014 and September 2015 for attempting to join Islamic State or for other “terrorism-related activities” involving the group. Among that total, the security agency said it had arrested 28 individuals for planning travel to join Islamic State.
How many did we miss who slipped out of the U.S. and are now fighting in Syria? That's the real question...
In addition to discussions with European officials, Washington has kept up pressure on Turkey to do more to tighten its border with Syria against the two-way traffic of militants of Islamic State and other militant groups.
It's not like Turkey wants to arrest and house the mooks. Though a few months in a tender Turkish prison might be just what these jokers need...
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The Islamic State has likely radicalized thousands of people in the United States, according to a new report, raising concerns that supporters of the terrorist group could be plotting domestic attacks similar to the recent shootings and bombings in Paris.
The Threat Knowledge Group, an organization led by the counterterrorism experts Sebastian and Katharine Gorka, has compiled a list of 82 individuals in the United States who were affiliated with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and apprehended by law enforcement officials, including those who traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria, launched domestic attacks, or participated in recruiting or fundraising.
The Gorkas note in a new report that almost one third of these individuals had plotted attacks against Americans on U.S. soil in the last 18 months. Through Islamic State propagandists on Twitter and other social media sites, the terrorist group has been able to attract hundreds more supporters in the United States, they said.
Ali Shukri Amin, a 17-year-old Virginia resident and Islamic State supporter who was sentenced to 11 years in prison in August, used his Twitter account with 4,000 followers to raise funds for the group and encourage friends to join it overseas.
Ahmad Musa Jibril, an Islamist preacher in Dearborn, Michigan, who has also spent time in jail for money laundering and tax evasion, also points to the terrorist group’s online reach. Jibril has more than 38,000 Twitter followers, though he has not tweeted since last July and may have found other methods of communication. He is reported to have a large following among foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria.
“Based on the evidence available, the number of ISIS supporters in the United States measures in the thousands, rather than hundreds,” the Gorkas said in their report.
“Whether ISIS will launch an attack on the scale of the Paris attack is unknown, but it is clear that the United States is a primary target for ISIS and that ISIS has the necessary supporters in place and the financial means to carry out such an attack,” they continued. “The challenges of screening incoming refugees may further exacerbate the problem.”
The Islamic State has displaced al Qaeda as the top threat to the U.S. homeland, the Gorkas said. After examining arrests per month, they found that U.S. police are interdicting 300 percent more Islamic State recruits than al Qaeda supporters.
The Islamic State has been able to attract thousands of foreign fighters and U.S. supporters through its aggressive dissemination of propaganda on social media and urgent ideological and religious narrative.
Religious authorities for the group claim that the “end times” are swiftly approaching, a period when Muslims will defeat invading Christians in Syria in “the final jihad” before the world ends and devout Muslims ascend to heaven. “They are able to persuade many supporters to come fight on the grounds that this is ‘The Final Jihad,’” the Gorkas said.
The Islamic State also focuses on young recruits, who are more vulnerable to radicalization. The report notes that 63 percent of those arrested in the United States for supporting the group were between the ages of 15 and 25.
Islamic State supporters often recruit in clusters in the United States, with friends and family members forming a local jihad network.
“For law enforcement, it suggests that if one person in a community affiliates themselves with ISIS, one can expect to see more, especially among those who are close to the recruit,” the Gorkas said.
Still, Islamic State adherents in the United States are vulnerable to capture. Among the 82 cases of U.S. supporters studied by the Threat Knowledge Group, about 60 percent were identified by authorities through their social media posts or a tip from someone close to them. The Gorkas recommended that police build trust in communities so families and residents will feel comfortable turning in those that they suspect are radicalized.
Additionally, they urged law enforcement authorities to work with educators about identifying signs of radicalization among youth, focus more on tracking the Islamic State’s religious authorities online and their propaganda, and develop a more rigorous screening process for refugees from the Middle East.
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Yep RT are reporting they are targeting college campuses. This would be no different to Australia where they are also targeting universities and have been for years
They use front groups.
They use Hizb ut Tahrir - which campaigns peacefully for the Caliphate through Sharia.
HT itself sends its members out to start up a lot of other front groups with names like
The Islam Project
and peaceful marketing propaganda - happy looking lotus flowers and pamphlets that lie and say they are all about peaceful religion, and charities to help the war stricken refugees overseas
as the rubes get sucked in they get introduced to the more hard core caliphate fans
then they get put in touch with people who can help them get to syria
that is why you have to declare war on the Caliphate and NOT on Islamic State the group.
Declare war on the Caliphate and you hoover up these support groups for treason
and you hoover up these support groups for treason
Anyone one remember the last treason trial? Seem treason has been 'redefined' as protected speech et al. I mean, being in the naval reserve, and engaging with the enemy in Paris for anti-war movements, can get you a gig as a Senator or Secretary of State.
[Rudaw] The Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group (ISIS) is on its last breath in the city of Ramadi, where it is blowing up homes to punish young men who have fled and joined the Iraqi Army, an Iraqi officer and the government said.
"In retaliation for the (men) fleeing Ramadi and joining the Iraqi army, ISIS has turned to blow up civilian homes in the area of Albu Isa in eastern Ramadi," Brig Gen. Ismail Mahlawi, commander of the Anbar operation command, said Wednesday.
They want to "avenge the advances of the Iraqi army through bombing civilian homes in Ramadi," he said, adding he believes this is the beginning of the end for the Islamic State group in Iraq.
One can hope...
Meanwhile, ...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce... the Iraqi cabinet claimed in a news release on Monday that ISIS is on a major defensive in Ramadi and that eight ISIS murderous Moslems were killed during an attack by Iraqi warplanes in Ramadi on the same day.
"Iraqi warplanes targeted ISIS strongholds in Ramadi and managed to kill eight murderous Moslems and destroy a vehicle and a barrel bomb," the cabinet said in a statement.
[Rudaw] The head of the monitory committee in Iraq's parliament says the body has rejected the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi militias' application for nearly $800 million for the reminder of the year after a federal court intervened and dismissed the application.
Ahmad Rashid said the court rejected the case since the Hashd al-Shaabi had already been granted over 1.1 trillion Iraqi dinar (about $1 billion) in the national budget for the same period.
"This is in fact five times bigger than what the Peshmerga forces receive, though they are almost twice as large as the Hashd," Rashid told Rudaw.
According to Hoshiar Abdulla, a member of the Iraqi parliament's defense committee, the Hashd al-Shaabi commands over 50,000 fighters while the Peshmerga have over 100,000.
"Iraq's own army is apparently a failure and the international coalition forces are reluctant to cooperate with Shiite militias since they are largely directed by Tehran," Abdulla told Rudaw.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has implicitly been critical of the Shiite militias, fearing future conflicts over disputed territories in Iraq's south and central regions.
Last month's deadly stand off in Khurmatu between the two sides sent shockwaves in Kurdistan, which has long questioned the rapid rise of the Hashd al-Shaabi now battling ISIS virtually on behalf of Iraq's national army.
"They have access to almost all the military equipment the Iraqi army has in its arsenal, both light and heavy weapons," said Kurdish politician Shaxawan Abdulla, who is also a member of Iraq's defense committee.
"We are really doubtful that they will ever return the armaments, which will indeed become problematic in the future," he added.
The militia's growing recruitment in Shiite Kurdish areas such as the disputed province of Khanaqeen in the south has not been welcomed by Kurdish parties.
"There should be some limitations and regulations as to how many they can recruit," said Abdulla.
Rudaw spoke to one Kurdish commander with the Hashd al-Shaabi who confirmed that they were planning to recruit more fighters among Shiite Kurds in the Khanaqin area.
"Our Brigade has 3,150 soldiers who are entirely Kurds," said Abu Muntazar, the commander of a Hashd al-Shaabi brigade in Khanaqin who also added that more than 400 people in other areas had applied to join the unit, which offers regular monthly payments.
[Rudaw] Darbaz Muhammad, Iraq's immigration minister, announced Wednesday the number of Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) had reached 3.5 million and predicted the figure would rise.
How many would be willing to traipse over to Europe for a new life?
Muhammad said in a presser the growing number of IDPs had put the government under "pressure and facing a difficult task."
The minister added that so far up to 669,000 IDP families are registered in the ministry of immigration.
djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... , Iraq's second largest city, fell to ISIS on June 10, 2014, forcing an estimated 243,000 to flee, according to government data. In Anbar province, also under ISIS control, 1 million people have fled and the government has recorded an additional 600,000 from Salahadin province.
Also according to the ministry, in Kirkuk province 16,000 families have become IDPs, in Diyala province 61,000 families and in Baghdad 26,000 families.
International human rights ...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty... law identifies the forced displacement of populations as a crime against humanity, and victims of that policy have a right to return to their homes or be compensated.
[AnNahar] The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on supporters of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Horror of Homs... 's government, including a middleman it alleged buys oil for the regime from the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group.
"The Syrian government is responsible for widespread brutality and violence against its own people," said Adam Szubin, acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, in a statement announcing the sanctions action.
"The United States will continue targeting the finances of all those enabling Assad to continue inflicting violence on the Syrian people."
The Treasury Department named four individuals and six entities for sanctions for their support of the Assad regime, "including a middleman for oil purchases by the Syrian regime from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original... (ISIL)," another name for the Islamic State group.
The department highlighted "ongoing government of Syria ties to ISIL."
Sanctions were imposed on George Haswani, a Syrian national, and his company, HESCO Engineering and Construction Company.
"Haswani is a Syrian businessman who serves as a middleman for oil purchases by the Syrian regime from ISIL. HESCO is a Syrian engineering and construction company that operates energy production facilities in Syria, reportedly in areas controlled by ISIL," the Treasury Department said.
Other sanctions targets included Russian Financial Alliance Bank, Primax Business Consultants Limited, and Belize-based Kremsont Commercial Inc.
The sanctions forbid U.S. individuals or entities from doing any business with those on the blacklist, restricting their access to international financial networks crucial to doing business.
[AnNahar] State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged on Wednesday 26 people with belonging to the Islamic State extremist group, reported the National News Agency.
Among them are 13 detainees who are linked to the twin suicide bombings of Bourj al-Barajneh that took place on November 12.
The suspects are charged with receiving orders from IS “prince” Abou al-Walid al-Souri and with planning to carry out terrorist attacks and bombings in various Lebanese regions.
In addition, they were charged with transporting explosive material, explosive vests, weapons, and ammunition and hiding them in various apartments in Beirut and the North and transporting suicide bombers and recruiting members for the IS.
Syrian suicide attackers Imad Ghayyath and Amer al-Freij blew themselves up at Beirut's southern suburbs of Bourj al-Barajneh, leaving over 43 people dead.
Detainee Ibrahim al-Jamal was arrested before he could carry out an attack, added NNA. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
Saqr has since referred the case to Military Examining Magistrate Riyad Abou Ghida.
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[Ynet] Three-quarters of those who become imported muscle for the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... murderous Moslem group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday.
Scott Atran, co-founder of the Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University, said research has found that "radicalization rarely occurs in mosques" and very, very rarely through anonymous recruiters and strangers.
He said some Islamic State recruits come from Christian families "and they happen to be the fiercest of all the fighters we find."
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.