Up to 120 US troops training Somali forces

WASHINGTON — New details are emerging about the U.S. military mission in Somalia, where it was revealed that up to 120 U.S. special operators are training and advising local Somali forces in their fight against the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab.
Defense officials speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed that teams of advisers have been deploying to the country since 2007 for noncombat missions, and that the numbers have gradually grown over the years. Read more of this post

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With ISIL surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in “jihadi-tourists”

BERLIN — After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Read more of this post

Malaysia bolsters ISIL (ISIS) with praise and child suicide bombers

WASHINGTON — Following months of anti-Shia vitriol in Malaysia, news sources have confirmed that dozens of Malaysians, including young children, have been recruited by ISIS as suicide bombers. According to Malaysian newspaper The Star, “Ahmad Tarmimi has the dubious honour of being Malaysia’s first suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.” Tarmimi conducted a suicide attack last month that resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen Iraqi military members. Read more of this post

The fierce ambition of ISIL’s Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has risen from anonymity to become the feared leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

As its feared and fearsome leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi personifies the brutality, determination and ambition of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Not since Osama bin Laden has a leader been held in such reverence among Sunni fighters, scored such stunning and shocking victories, and threatened so much of the established order. Read more of this post

Universität Wien unterstützt Terror-Vereine

Die Finanzierung von Bildung ist in Österreich ein heißes Eisen. Die Abschaffung des Wissenschaftsressorts, das Verschwinden der Universitäts-Milliarde und Gratisstudien für zahllose Scheinstudenten lassen keinen Zweifel an der Wertigkeit der Bildung. Die vorhandenen Mittel werden aber nicht nur für die Lehre genutzt, sondern auch für ideologische Betreuung bis in Randgebiete. Nicht alle dieser öffentlichen Gelder fließen über die Hochschülerinnenschaft in die Finanzierung von Demonstrationen. Andere Projekte sind weit fragwürdiger. Read more of this post

Arab world: Has the penny finally dropped?

Is the UK’s decision to order a review of the Muslim Brotherhood a sign the West is beginning to see the organization’s true motives?

Since the start of the ill-named “Arab Spring,” the Muslim Brotherhood has been very much in the news.
Coming to power through democratic elections in Egypt and Tunisia, they were toppled within a short time by the people, who discovered their true intentions. Read more of this post

World’s first Anti Shia Alliance convention results in calls for violence and sectarian purging

WASHINGTON — Last week, the world’s first ever “Anti Shia Alliance” convention was held in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. The event was attended by thousands of participants, who called for “jihad” against Shia Muslims. Several government officials were in attendance. During the conference, a Shiite journalist who was covering the program for Ahlulbait Indonesia, reported being detained, interrogated, and beaten by group organizers and attendees.
The alliance is a coalition of various groups who all maintain an anti-Shia agenda, including the Anti-Heresy Front, led by Ahmad bin Zein al-Kaff. Read more of this post

Die Kultus–Bombe

Über Jahrhunderte war in Österreich der Staat mit religiösen Organisationen verstrickt, besonders der römisch-katholischen Kirche. Die kirchlichen Einflüsse und die teils heftigen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen katholischen und protestantischen Richtungen hinterließen ihre Spuren. Read more of this post

The Real Moazzam Begg

Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested earlier today as part of raid conducted by counterterrorism officials in the UK. Begg has spent most of his time living in the UK following his release from Guantanamo in 2005. He is one of the most prolific anti-Guantanamo advocates. Read more of this post

Salafisten in guten Händen

Heute wurde in Deutschland der Terrorist Sven Lau verhaftet, einer der Hauptvertreter der sogenannten Salafisten-Szene. Lau, auch unter dem Kampfnamen Abu Adam bekannt, wird die Vorbereitung einer schweren staatsgefährdenden Straftat und andere Delikte vorgeworfen. Read more of this post

Salafisten in Wien angekommen

Neue Umstände brachten wenig Beachtetes wieder zum Vorschein.
Der extremistische Flügel der Muslimbrüder wird in Europa Salafisten genannt. In Ägypten hatten die Salafisten nach dem Sturz Präsident Mubaraks als ihre politische Bewegung die Al-Nour Partei gegründet, die „Partei des Lichts“. Read more of this post

Whose sarin?

Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: Read more of this post

Terror-Paradies Österreich

Die Aufwach-Zeit österreichischer Behörden scheint 60 Jahre zu betragen. So lange dauerte es immerhin, bis österreichische Behörden auf die Existenz und Tätigkeit der (1952 etablierten) National Security Agency, der NSA, aufmerksam wurden. Read more of this post

Neue Taliban-Führung

Am 7. November wurde Maulana Fazlullah zum neuen Führer der pakistanischen Taliban-Organisation TTP bestimmt. Fazlullah ist einer der radikalsten Taliban-Kommandanten, deshalb ist zu hoffen, daß die Versuche der pakistanischen Regierung, Gespräche mit den Terroristen zu suchen, ergebnislos bleiben. Read more of this post

Islamistische Querverbindungen

Die große Überraschung – Salafisten in Wien!
War da wirklich eine Überraschung dabei? Keineswegs.
Die türkische ATIB hatte, wie schon öfters, islamistische Prediger aus Deutschland eingeladen, die dort Salafisten genannt werden. Read more of this post