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

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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

Terra Incognita: The Turkish enigma

The cancellation of the participation of the »Mavi Marmara« in the Gaza flotilla and the mystery of what Turkey’s political elite is thinking.

Sometime this week, some 1,000 activists on one or two large Turkish ships accompanied by 15 other craft were to be making their way to Gaza. But they are nowhere on the horizon, although Israel has been preparing to prevent their breaking the blockade.
So what happened? Just a month ago, various »Free Gaza« blogs were ablaze with hopes for the latest flotilla. Gaza TV News and Freedomflotilla.eu both reported that the Turks were going to send not only the Mavi Marmara Read more of this post