The Religion of Peace
ISIS issues beheading video of US hostage Peter Kassig
November 17, 2014 — ChristianToday.com reports: “Islamic State militants have beheaded another American hostage, Peter Kassig, issuing a video claiming the killing on Sunday and warning the United States they would kill other US citizens ‘on your streets.’
US President Barack Obama confirmed the death of the aid worker in what he called ‘an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity.’
The announcement of Kassig’s death, the fifth such killing of a Western captive by the group, formed part of a 15-minute video posted online in which Islamic State showed the beheadings of at least 14 men it said were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…” (This is Islam’s method of elimination of its enemies – Surah 47:4, and predicted to become the bloody rage during the battle of Armageddon – “…I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” – Revelation 20:4.)
Islamists Hack To Death Professor Who Called For Burka Ban
November 18, 2014 — Breitbart.com reports: “A group of suspected Islamist terrorists murdered a university professor who had previously called for a ban on full-face coverings.
The incident occurred in the Muslim-majority country of Bangladesh, and police are reportedly questioning two individuals who are suspected of carrying out the murder near the campus of Rajshahi University.
‘We are working on several possible motives behind the killing,’ but the ‘main focus’ was that Islamist jihadists were the likely perpetrators, Police Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman told AFP.
A group called Ansar al Islam Bangladesh has surfaced on social media, claiming responsibility for the murder…” (Shariah Law puts to death all apostates [their own] who criticize any Hadith or Surah of Mohammed or any verse of the Koran. Remember Salman Rushdie who was under a fatwa [death threat] for years for being critical of one of Mohammed’s twenty-two wives. See the next report.)
ISIS Video: Jihadists Call for Terror Attacks in France
November 21, 2014 — Breitbart.com reports: “A propaganda film released by the Islamic State shows three jihadi fighters calling on Muslims in France to carry out terrorist attacks there or join the jihadist group’s efforts in Iraq and Syria.
The seven-minute video was released by Al Hayat Media Center, an affiliate of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS and ISIL).
According to The New York Times, the film was made public by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist groups’ communications.
The video shows four men who claim to be from France, including three who speak in French to the camera.
A man identified as Abu Osama al-Faranci, who is sitting in a wooded area with a rifle on his shoulders, calls on French Muslims to travel to the Islamic State to fight, reveals The Guardian.
While holding a short sword, another jihadist identified as Abu Maryam Al Faranci tells the camera that the mujahideen will not hesitate to behead the ‘enemies of Islam,’ reports the British news outlet.
‘You will even fear travelling to the market,’ adds the jihadist…”
Islamic State Chief Purportedly Calls for ‘Volcanoes of Jihad’
November 14, 2014 — Voice of America News reports: “In a new recording, a man purported to be Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is calling for ‘volcanoes of jihad’ against more Arab states and says the United States will eventually be drawn into a deadly ground war against the group’s fighters.
The 17-minute recording was released on social media networks Thursday by the Islamic State. While its authenticity could not be confirmed, the voice on the recording appeared to match Baghdadi’s.
Iraqi authorities said several days ago that Baghdadi had been wounded in a U.S. airstrike last Friday that hit a convoy of Islamic State leaders near Fallujah, although the U.S. military never made a similar claim. It was not known whether the recording was made before or after that aerial attack.
In the recording, the speaker called on Islamic State fighters to ‘light the Earth with fire against all dictators.’ He called on the Islamic State, which has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria, to extend their operations to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Algeria…” (The Koran mentions and promotes holy jihad 164 times and beheadings 109 times. So much for the alleged claim of being a religion of peace. See the next four reports.)
Boko Haram Attack Kills At Least 45 in Nigeria
November 21, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, AFP reported on Thursday.
The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, the caretaker chairman of Mafa local government area, Shettima Lawan said, calling it ‘wicked and despicable’.
Village chief Mallam Bulama said, ‘We counted 45 bodies at the end of the attack.’
He noted that other residents said more may have died after they fled into the bush.
Mafa, which is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east by road from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, and the surrounding area has been repeatedly attacked by the Islamist insurgents.
On October 26, suspected Boko Haram fighters abducted about 30 boys and girls, some of them as young as 11 and 13, while locals complained of almost daily raids that had forced many to flee.
Some 29 people were killed in March this year after flyers were sent warning of an impending attack — a tactic used by the extremists elsewhere in the region in their quest for a hardline Islamic state…”
Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013
November 18, 2014 — BBC News reports: “The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.
There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added.
The report said militant groups Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban were behind most of the deaths.
Iraq was the country most affected by terrorism, the report said.
The report by the Institute for Economics and Peace says that nearly 18,000 people died from terrorist attacks in 2013.
‘Not only is the intensity of terrorism increasing, its breadth is increasing as well,’ it notes.
Steve Killelea, IEP executive chairman, told the BBC the latest increase in deaths from terrorism was primarily due to the civil war in Syria, which began in 2011.
‘The destabilisation in Syria, which has now overflowed into Iraq, is where we feel the upsurge in terrorism,’ Mr. Killelea said…”
Suicide Bomber Hits Afghan Volleyball Tournament
November 24, 2014 — Voice of America News reports: “Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people during a volleyball tournament in the country’s east.
The match in the Paktika province district of Yahya Khel had drawn a large crowd. At least 80 more people were wounded in the attack and are being treated in various medical facilities in Kabul, the capital. No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack.
Paktika, bordering Pakistan, is one of Afghanistan’s most volatile regions in the Taliban-led insurgency against the central government.
The attack Sunday came the same day that Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament approved security agreements with the United States and NATO allowing international forces to remain in the country past the end of this year to support local forces…”
Islamic State Kills at Least 25 Iraqi Tribesmen
November 22, 2014 — Voice of America News reports: “Islamic State militants reportedly have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.
Local officials said bodies of Albu Fahd tribemen were discovered by the Iraqi army when it launched a counteroffensive Saturday against Islamic State near Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.
‘While they were combing the territories they are liberating, security forces found 25 corpses in the Shujariya area,’ Hathal Al-Fahdawi, an Anbar Provincial Council member, told Reuters.
Albu Fahd tribal leader Sheik Rafie al-Fahdawi said he expected the death toll to increase significantly. He said the bodies were found scattered around with no signs of weapons next to them, suggesting they were not killed during fighting.
Last month, IS fighters killed hundreds of Albu Nimr tribe members in an attempt to break local resistance in Anbar, the Sunni Muslim province they have largely controlled for nearly a year.
IS fighters, who have seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq, continue to gain territory in Anbar despite three months of U.S.-led airstrikes launched against the group…”