Tunesia’s President Declares Emergency After Terrorist Hotel Attack
Jul05

Tunesia’s President Declares Emergency After Terrorist Hotel Attack

By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country “in a state of war”. Last week’s attack, three months after the deadly Islamist assault on the Bardo museum in Tunis, has shocked the North African country emerging into a democracy...

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ISIS Threats Cause Law Enforcement to Boost July 4th Security
Jul02

ISIS Threats Cause Law Enforcement to Boost July 4th Security

Law enforcement agencies are beefing up security nationwide this July 4th holiday due to ongoing terrorist threats from the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, among others. Additional police are being sent to prominent locations, such as Washington, D.C., to closely monitor potential targets, like landmarks, houses of worship and theaters. Radiation detection units, bomb-sniffing...

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A Rare Glimpse Inside ISIS ‘Model City’ – Hell on Earth
Jun20

A Rare Glimpse Inside ISIS ‘Model City’ – Hell on Earth

It’s called Heaven Square, but after the Islamic State (ISIS) group started using the roundabout in Raqqa for gruesome public executions it earned a new name: Hell Square. In the year since the jihadist group announced its “caliphate” last June, its de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa has been transformed into a macabre metropolis. Human...

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A History of Racial Hatred And Abuse in South Carolina
Jun20

A History of Racial Hatred And Abuse in South Carolina

A Schizephrenic Southern Splinter State The Confederate Flag Flies At Full Staff The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands By JOHN McCARTHY TMV Columnist There’s no denying it. South Carolina has a violent and racist past, with some tolerance mixed in. The mere name “South Carolina” – suggests that it broke away from a larger Carolina – and that would be true. The name Carolina is Latin for “Charles land” and goes back to 1629 when...

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department
Jun19

Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State’s use...

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(UPDATED) This Time It’s Charleston: The Deep Sickness In American Society
Jun18

(UPDATED) This Time It’s Charleston: The Deep Sickness In American Society

1963 BIRMINGAM CHURCH BOMBING VICTIM Words to not begin to describe the horror of the continuing assault on our black brothers and sisters, but as inadequate as my own words may be, I offer a few anyway. The murder of of a pastor and eight congregants, six of them men and three women, in a mass shooting at an historically black Charleston, South Carolina church by a white gunman is, for openers, symptomatic of three deep sicknesses...

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Sadaam’s former Army is the secret of Baghdadi’s success
Jun16

Sadaam’s former Army is the secret of Baghdadi’s success

By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) – A year after declaring his caliphate, it is clear that the secret of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s success is the army and state he has built from the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s military, and the allegiance he has won or coerced from alienated Sunni Muslims in Iraq, Syria, and beyond. In that year, the self-appointed caliph has expanded his turf from eastern Syria and western Iraq to...

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Cartoon: Obama ISIS Strategy
Jun14

Cartoon: Obama ISIS Strategy

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These are just a few of the groups the Islamic State has persecuted
Jun13
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U. S. Expanding War on  ISIS in Iraq
Jun10

U. S. Expanding War on ISIS in Iraq

The United States is going to somewhat gingerly expand its war on ISIS, a sign that there is concern that the group — which you can accurately compare to the Nazis in the way they mercilessly butcher men, women and children within their rapidly growing territory — continues to make inroads and poses a threat to the Middle East, and perhaps beyond. In many cases it is meeting weak and downright cowardly (a word I NEVER use...

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The Fuss Over Privacy
Jun09

The Fuss Over Privacy

Why is there such a fuss over privacy? Rand Paul’s stand in the Senate against data collection by the government made him a hero to some Americans, and an obstacle to sound policy to other citizens. But whether it’s declared or not, we’re at war now with Islamic terrorists, some of whom are presently residing in Western Europe and America. Some have traveled to Iraq, Syria or Yemen for training and indoctrination with ISIS or Al...

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Airstrikes, Many by Navy, Killing 1,000 ISIS Fighters a Month
Jun06

Airstrikes, Many by Navy, Killing 1,000 ISIS Fighters a Month

Airstrikes, Many by Navy, Killing 1,000 ISIS Fighters a Month by Chris Jennewein SAN DIEGO(SDONA) — An Air Force general said Friday that airstrikes, many from San Diego-based Navy aircraft carriers, are killing 1,000 ISIS fighters a month. Air Force Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III told Pentagon reporters in a telephone interview that the air coalition flying strikes over Iraq and Syria is having a “profound” effect on the enemy....

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The paradox of fundamentalism
Jun05

The paradox of fundamentalism

WASHINGTON — The rise of fundamentalism and religious ultra-orthodoxy has taken much of the West by surprise. But the shock is not limited to the world’s well-off democracies. For most of the 20th century, secular and usually left-leaning advocates of national liberation in the Third World fought twin battles: against Western colonialism, and against what they saw as the “backward” and “passive”...

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Islamic State’s destruction of antiquities takes Middle East back to Stone Age
Jun02

Islamic State’s destruction of antiquities takes Middle East back to Stone Age

Islamic State’s destruction of antiquities takes Middle East back to Stone Agem By Boaz Bismuth/JNS.org It seems that nobody gets upset anymore about severed heads in Iraq and in Syria, the work of Islamic State jihadist terrorists. At a certain point, even atrocities become routine. But the destruction of antiquities is a completely different story. Maybe that is why the recent Islamic State takeover of the Syrian city of Palmyra,...

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Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
May29

Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

WASHINGTON — Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take — and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in charging that Obama’s handling of Iraq and Syria has been all wrong. But when pressed to lay out a specific plan of action and explain why they believe it would work...

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The hydra that is radical Islam (Guest Voice)
May29

The hydra that is radical Islam (Guest Voice)

The hydra that is radical Islam by Caren Besner BOYNTON BEACH, Florida (SDONA) — In classical Greek mythology , the Lernaean hydra was an enormous hideous serpent with numerous heads that ravaged the area around Lerna in the Peloponnese. According to legend, its very breath was so poisonous that whomever came into contact with it fell dead. The legendary hero Hercules, as part of his twelve labors was tasked with destroying the...

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ISIS Presses Its War on Two Fronts: on the ground and online
May26

ISIS Presses Its War on Two Fronts: on the ground and online

ISIS is aggressively pressing its war on two fronts — and many believe they continue to be well-situated and are steadily advancing. The fronts: on the ground and online. The Christian Science Monitor notes: For Islamic State fighters, the battle for dominance continues both on the ground and online: The extremists’ capture of the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra this week came with a Twitter-circulated photo of the group’s black...

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Cartoon: Bombs Over ISIS
May26

Cartoon: Bombs Over ISIS

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Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]
May25

Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]

From Dr. E.: Canada has often been called the shoulders of the United States, meaning the two nations have an interest in each others’ safety and freedoms. Canada follows British law, as a Federal parliamentary constututioonal monarchy, with Elizabeth II being the current monarch. Here is a greeting to honor all veterans– written by decorated Canadian Military Police Officer veteran, Ronald Pierre, who served 1 Canadian...

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British comedian takes on jihadis
May25

British comedian takes on jihadis

Humza Arshad, a practising Muslim, helps to prevent students from joining the Islamic State London – Humza Arshad pokes fun at Pakistani accents and emotional soccer fans. He jokes about his weight, his voice and his own mother. But mostly, he laughs at jihadis. “Have you noticed how in those terrorist videos they’re always sitting...

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