The Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen had been smuggled into western nations – hidden amongst innocent refugees.The ISIS smuggler, who is in his thirties and is described as having a trimmed jet-black beard, revealed the ongoing clandestine operation is a complete success.
“Just wait,” he smiled.
The Islamic State operative spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity and is believed to be the first to confirm plans to infiltrate western countries.
Islamic State extremists are taking advantage of developed nations’ generosity towards refugees to infiltrate Europe, he said.
The lethal ISIS gunmen use local smugglers to blend in and travel amongst a huge tide of illegal migrants flooding Europe.
More than 1.5million refugees have fled into Turkey alone – desperate to escape the bloodshed in Syria.
From Turkish port cities like Izmir and Mersin, thousands of refugees venture across the Mediterranean aiming for Italy, he said.
Then the majority make for more welcoming nations like Sweden and Germany, turning themselves over to authorities and appealing for asylum.
“They are going like refugees,” he said.
Two Turkish refugee-smugglers backed up the claims made by the ISIS Syrian operative.
One admitted to helping more than ten trained ISIS rebels infiltrate Europe under the guise of asylum seekers.
He said: “I’m sending some fighters who want to go and visit their families.
“Others just go to Europe to be ready.”
The Syrian operative, a former member of his nation’s security forces, said ISIS had ambitious plans ahead.
He said: “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world,” he said “and we will have it soon, God willing.”
The operative agreed to a meeting at the urging of a former Free Syrian Army gunman who fought alongside him in the war.
The Syrian said he had been granted permission to attend the meeting by his superior in ISIS — a radical referred to by members of the group as an “emir.”
He said: “There are some things I’m allowed to tell you and some things I’m not.”
During the meeting, the operative said he believed future attacks would only target Western governments – not civilians.
Although details of terror plot are something over which he has little control, he claims.
The revelation comes after a spokesperson for Islamic State earlier this year called on Muslims in the West to carry on attacks.
The jihadist told Western followers if they had the opportunity to “shed a drop of blood” in Western countries – then they should do so.
Spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani also praised terror attacks that have happened in Australia, Belgium and France.
He said: “We repeat our call to Muslims in Europe, the infidel West, and everywhere to target the Crusaders in their home countries and wherever they find them.
“We will be enemies, in front of God, to any Muslim who can shed a drop of blood of a Crusader and abstains from doing that with a bomb, bullet, knife, car, rock or even a kick or a punch.”
A Turkish foreign ministry official said authorities were actively working to clamp down on refugee-smuggling.
He pointed out that since Europe accepts few refugees through legal channels, the demand for smuggling has increased.
“Illegal migration has been an important issue and Turkey is effectively fighting against it,” the official, who declined to be named, confirmed.
“Of course the most effective way to put an end to all these problems would be immediate action by the international community to solve the Syrian conflict.”
When asked about the smuggling of Islamic State operatives in boats of innocent refugees, the anonymous official said his government was unaware of the plot.
“We do not have that particular intelligence,” he said.
“Turkey has been taking very tight measures against [ISIS] with all the capabilities the government has.”
Written By: FA ME
When George W. Bush came to Iraq in 2006-2007 and orchestrated the establishment of “Awakening Movement”, which was led by some famous Iraqi tribes in Anbar Province under the rule of former Prime Minister Al-Maliki, the Bush administration came under scrutiny because these tribes had been involved in nurturing and fostering Al-Qaeda Organization in Iraq because of their shared anti-American anti-Shia agenda, also to attack both U.S. and Iraqi Forces. But this alliance between Iraqi government and U.S Forces from one side, and Arab tribes in Western Iraq from the other side succeeded at some point and contributed in neutralizing insurgency, until they were abandoned by the US and became target for militants.
But how does this tribal system work?
The tribes are bond by certain norms and laws among other tribes and within. In addition to alliances created from long time between each other, also kinship and affinity rule to these laws. In history, members of these tribes have chosen to be living away from the authority of any ruler, because the structure of their laws is in paradox with constitutional items. For instance, if a feud rises between two tribes, and one is killed among them, the other tribe is obliged to shed blood and revenge to that death, or in other cases “blood money” is asked in compensation.
When Britain occupied Iraq back in 1916-1920, the British introduced a legal code that aimed to rule over tribal areas, claiming that some stipulations and laws don’t apply to tribal areas, these areas were also under their occupation, so they incorporated what was known as (The Tribal Criminal and civil Disputes Regulations) into the Iraqi constitution. This code allowed tribal members to have their own “Tribal Council” to decide on their disputes and litigations by appointing prominent figures or head of tribes to run this council in accordance to their tribal traditions and laws.
Since 2003 the Shia majority successive governments in Iraq have failed to meet the needs of Sunni tribes and Sunni people in general. When Sunnis were ruling Iraq for more than 30 years, they came to realize that the throne has been taken away from them after the US invasion to Iraq. The Sunnis in Iraq (The majority are members of famous tribes and clans) have enjoyed prestigious positions at the time of Saddam, they were given high ranks in the Army, and access to authority that no one else could have ever enjoyed. As a result to the disastrous decisions made by the former US governor to Iraq Paul Bremer, who disbanded the Iraqi Army and leaving big sector of Sunni people neglected and underprivileged of their social and economic status, therefore, Ba’athists switched to Terrorists!
The weakness of Iraqi governments and of civil society institutions and political parties caused to make the tribe the only “institution” to embrace youngsters’ sense of belonging. It also made tribalism predominate over the sense of citizenship. “There has been a consistent trend that it is not about performance-based selection. And there’s cronyism involved, there’s tribalism involved, there’s a number of factors that ought not be influencing, you know, putting the best leader qualified to provide the leadership to a particular mission.” said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn US Army’s number two General talking about training and forming Iraqi Forces.
Despite the considerable impact that tribalism has had on the Iraqi society, a closer look to that impact shows that it started to fade out before ISIS “ISIL”, the latter is using the carrot and stick policy to induce or subjugate these tribes. Controlling vast majority of areas by ISIL where these tribes are inhabiting in both Iraq and Syria, was huge factor to rift traditional tribal solidarity, these tribes who were indivisible at some point became divided over joining ISIL’s newly established state and “Caliphate”. The tribal loyalty is key for ISIL militants to consolidate their authority over areas they control, therefore, tribal chieftainship is put under threat of losing their presence, money, belongings, and even girls into slavery if they chose not to plead allegiance with ISIL. Several clips circulated on the internet show the “Sheikhs” of these tribes pleading allegiance especially in Anbar Province in Iraq. Refusing to do so might result in a massacre, the same we saw against “Al-Shiettat” Sunni tribe in Syria who was fighting ISIL militants and lost about 900 of their men in some heinous ways of executions and decapitation.
Popular Mobilization Units “PMU” members of Shia tribes.
As a result for the rapid advance made by ISIL, joined by some tribal members whom plead allegiance to the jihadi organization earlier, as some observers noted that Al-Bu-Ajeel tribe accused of carrying out the massacre of Iraqi recruits in Spyker base near Tikrit in 2014, this triggered hidden sectarian violence between Shia and Sunni people. Therefore, the Popular Mobilization Units were created by a Fatwa “Religious Opinion” introduced by the highest Shiite authority in Iraq Ali Al-Sistani.
The fatwa states that Iraqi citizens who are able to take up arms should volunteer in the ranks of the security forces to defend the country against ISIL. However, there are some who considered the fatwa a call for Shia to take up arms against the Sunnis, despite the fact that the fatwa identified thwarting the terrorist threat as a collective responsibility and not the responsibility of a specific sect or party.
Taking in consideration that the majority of fighters among the Iranian-backed PMU are members of Shia tribes, parallel to Sunni tribes who joined ISIL, they as well have been isolated disconnected from their tribal traditional coherence by following a religious issued law. Even though the future of PMU as some experts see will be an armed wing for the Shia in Iraq similar to Hezbollah in Lebanon, still tribes of both sects are driven by religious motivation and each is seeking to destroy the other.
A sense of loss and despair is prevailing among Iraqis who have been caught between the hammer of a weak and corrupted government and anvil of scarce international attention to their ordeal. One thing contributed to leaving Iraq in this chaos is the poor judgment of withdrawing US troops from Iraq, a decision made by President Obama in 2009 and was backed by some prominent army and security experts who found that Iraqi Forces are capable of securing the country, while indeed they were not.
Iraqi people’s struggle with ISIL is widening the gap between its different sects, the lack of trust and insecurity is common feeling sensed by every individual, besides the vast number of people displaced internally and outside Iraq reflects the inadequate performance of the Iraqi government to protect its people, by favoring nepotism and tribalism over the qualification of individuals. However, serious steps are being taken now by Iraq’s younger generation represented in demonstrations in different cities of Iraq, calling upon the government for overhaul and holding corrupt officials responsible to improve the reality of their life, a hope that everyone seeks in this torn apart country.
FA ME (Source of Information: RaymondIbrahim.com)
(In one of my recent posts – The Citizenship Dilemma – back in December of 2014, where I focused on the issue of Allegiance towards America and American people, and it took eight months until someone intensively focused on this problem which is huge and complicated. Rymond Ibrahim nailed it down and identified the problem surrounding US Oath and Pledge of Allegiance, therefore, I have included this article for its importance).
The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law.
On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized.
The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law.
Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to exclude these two clauses based on religious training and belief or a conscientious objection.”
The new changes further add that candidates “May be eligible for [additional?] modifications based on religious training and belief, or conscientious objection arising from a deeply held moral or ethical code.”
These changes serve incoming Islamic supremacists especially well. For, while Islamic law allows Muslims to feign loyalty to non-Muslim “infidel” authorities, it bans Muslims from living up to the pretense by actually fighting or killing fellow Muslims on behalf of a non-Muslim entity, such as the United States.
The perfectly fitting story of Nidal Hassan—the U.S. army major and “observant Muslim who prayed daily” but then turned murderer—comes to mind and is illustrative.
A pious Muslim, Hasan seemed a “regular American,” even if he was leading a double life—American Army major and psychiatrist by day, financial supporter of jihadi groups and associate of terrorists by night.
However, when time came for this American soldier to “bear arms on behalf of the United States”—to quote the original Oath of Allegiance—against fellow Muslims, things got ugly: he went on a shooting spree in Fort Hood, killing thirteen Americans, including one pregnant woman in 2009.
Much of Hasan’s behavior is grounded in the Islamic doctrine of Loyalty and Enmity. According to this essential teaching, Muslims must always be loyal to Islam and fellow Muslims while having enmity for all non-Islamic things and persons.
However, whenever Muslims find themselves under the authority of non-Islamic institutions and persons, they are permitted to feign loyalty—even to the point of cursing Islam and pretending to have abandoned it—with one caveat: Muslims must never take up arms on behalf of “infidels” against fellow Muslims. In other words, their loyalty to non-Muslims must be skin deep.
Many are the verses in the Koran that support this divisive doctrine (3:28, 4:89, 4:144, 9:23, and 58:22; the last simply states that true Muslims do not befriend non-Muslims—“even if they be their fathers, sons, brothers, or kin”).
Most germane is Koran 3:28: “Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels rather than believers: and whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah—unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions.”
The words translated here as “guard” and “precaution” are derived from the Arabic word taqu, from the trilateral root w-q-y—the same root that gives us the word taqiyya, the Islamic doctrine that permits Muslims to deceive non-Muslims whenever under their authority.
Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), author of one of the most authoritative commentaries on the Koran, explains taqiyya in the context of verse 3:28 as follows: “Whoever at any time or place fears … evil [from non-Muslims] may protect himself through outward show.” As proof of this, he quotes Muhammad’s close companion Abu Darda, who said, “Let us grin in the face of some people while our hearts curse them.”
Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari (d. 923), author of another standard commentary on the Koran, interprets verse 3:28 as follows:
If you [Muslims] are under their [non-Muslims’] authority, fearing for yourselves, behave loyally to them with your tongue while harboring inner animosity for them … [know that] Allah has forbidden believers from being friendly or on intimate terms with the infidels rather than other believers—except when infidels are above them [in authority]. Should that be the case, let them act friendly towards them while preserving their religion.
And therein lies the limit of taqiyya: when the deceit, the charade begins to endanger the lives of fellow Muslims—who, as we have seen, deserve first loyalty—it is forbidden. As al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri puts it in his treatise on Loyalty and Enmity, Muslims may pretend to be friendly and loyal to non-Muslims, so long as they do “not undertake any initiative to support them [non-Muslims], commit sin, or enable [them] through any deed or killing or fighting against Muslims” (The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 75).
Thus the idea that Nidal Hasan might be deployed to a Muslim country (Iraq or Afghanistan) was his “worst nightmare.” When he realized that he was about to be deployed, he became “very upset and angry.” The thought that he might injure or kill Muslims “weighed heavily on him.” He also counseled a fellow Muslim not to join the U.S. Army, since “Muslims shouldn’t kill Muslims.”
Hassan is not the only Muslim to expose his disloyalty when pushed into fighting fellow Muslims on behalf of the United States.In 2010, Naser Abdo, another Muslim soldier who joined the U.S. Army, demanded to be discharged on the claim that he was a “conscientious objector whose devotion to Islam has suffered since he took an oath to defend the United States against all enemies.” The army agreed, but while processing him, officials found child pornography on his government-issued computer and recommended that he be court-martialed. Abdo went AWOL and later tried to carry out a terrorist attack on a restaurant with the use of weapons of mass destruction.
And in April 2005, Hasan Akbar, another Muslim serving in the U.S. Army, was convicted of murder for killing two American soldiers and wounding fourteen in a grenade attack: “He launched the attack because he was concerned U.S. troops would kill fellow Muslims in Iraq.”
In short, the first loyalty of any “American Muslim” who follows the Koran is to fellow Muslims, regardless of their nationality. It is not to American “infidels,” even if they be their longtime neighbors whom they daily smile to (see here for examples). Hence why American Muslim Tarik Shah, who was arrested for terrorist-related charges, once boasted: “I could be joking and smiling [with non-Muslims] and then cutting their throats in the next second”—reminiscent of the aforementioned quote by Muhammad’s companion.
Now, in direct compliance with Islamic law, the Obama administration has made it so that no Muslim living in America need ever worry about having to defend her—including against fellow Muslims or jihadis.
Source: BBC World
Researchers in the US have used artificial intelligence to better understand the military strategy of Islamic State extremists.
Analysis established a causal link between air strikes and roadside bomb attacks as well as a connection with the jihadists’ use of military tactics.
The algorithmic system analysed 2,200 recorded incidents of IS activity from the second half of 2014.
A paper on the findings will be presented at a conference next week.
One feature they noticed was spikes in the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Paulo Shakarian, one of the co-authors of the paper and a US army officer who served in Iraq in 2006, told the BBC: “When they experience a lot of air strikes against them they shift away from a large infantry-style operation and use IEDs.”
Researchers also discovered that the use of vehicle-borne bombs increased prior to large infantry operations by the militants. One example of this occurred in Iraq.
“We believe this relationship is because they want to prevent reinforcements from the Iraqi army getting out of Baghdad,” explained Dr Shakarian.
A finding that initially baffled the researchers was sharp increases in arrests by Islamic State following Syrian air strikes.
Dr Shakarian said they now believed that these might be retaliatory attempts to weed out Syrian intelligence agents who might have played a role in the targeting of the strikes.
He added that the tactics of IS differed markedly from those of the enemy forces he faced in Iraq nine years ago.
The extremist group, he said, was more complex and dynamic, which was why the nature of their strategies was not always obvious without computational analysis.
Elizabeth Quintana, director of military sciences at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), said forces targeting Islamic State were likely to find research like this useful.
“The military has access to a lot of information,” she said, “They need a way to bring it down to a digestible format. Analytics is definitely the way to do that.”
Noel Sharkey, a computer scientist at the University of Sheffield, added that the approach might help predict likely types of attacks.
“It suggests that [IS] has a predictable operational strategy rather than an arbitrary one, or a new one for each attack,” he commented.
“Of course, the problem is that this could change suddenly and particularly if they noticed that other military forces were acting on their predictability.”
Dr Shakarian will present the paper to delegates of KDD 2015, a conference on data analysis, in Sydney, Australia, next week.
Written By: FA ME
The best thing I like about – WordPress.com is their change of Policy because they were in the loop! The loop of having the worst man ever posting something on their account – Mouhammed Yousif Abdoulazeez used WordPress, and searched many websites in order to find his 2 posts! who knows – those posts might include mine! you never know!
The question is – why would WordPress.come change certain features in their policy! And I am wondering!
This is only to show how important media is to corrupt people’s mind! he might never had the courage to debate anything, but yet – he was never apart from extremist propaganda!! If he was here on my post, I would have shown him the right path! Ideology is so important to look into its facts…..I was so close!
Written By: FA ME
In a world that is controlled by mass media and quick transmission of any piece of information, and while living in a community that is so credulous and ready to accept any fact just because it was said by someone considered an “expert” – the inaccuracy becomes major player not merely on simple people, but exceeds to the elite as well, but that doesn’t really help maintaining secured, safe, and well-informed community or country.
When the tragic incident took place in Chattanooga Tennessee, just by looking at the timing of it (End of Ramadan), and just by looking at the nature of the target, I immediately came to a conclusion that this is a terrorist act, and I was pretty much confident it was perpetrated by someone with religious motivation! I am also pretty sure that there is somehow link between the attack, and other terrorist group (either directly, or indirectly). I am not an expert, but simply, I am well-informed!
On Thursday, and while I was watching “The Lead” on CNN, I was really surprised by what I have heard from the well-known analyst Tom Fuentes, and for those who don’t know Tom Fuentes, he served as an Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2004 until his retirement in November 2008. His 29-year career in the FBI included 11 years as a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service. Mr. Fuentes directed the FBI Office of International Operations, which included offices at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 76 Legal Attaché offices in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Earlier in his career Mr. Fuentes served as Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Division of the FBI. He was the first FBI executive on-scene commander in Iraq; Chief of the Organized Crime Section, FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ); Assistant Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Division; Assistant Inspector, Inspection Division, FBIHQ; and Supervisor, Chicago Division.
So in The Lead – Tom Fuentes was unwilling to conclude that the perpetrator of a mass shooting against servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee was Muslim. John Berman asked the former FBI assistant director, “Now that we have the name [Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez], the key questions are what?” Fuentes replied, “I know…what the name sounds like, but we don’t know that it’s a Muslim name. We know it’s an Arabic name. We don’t know what this individual was believing in, and that’s what they’re going to be trying to determine.” – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matthew-balan/2015/07/16/cnn-analyst-unsure-if-mass-shooter-muhammad-youssef-abdulazeezs#.cxjizy:yj71
I don’t ever remember that a Christian Arab or any non-Muslim Arab was ever called by Muhammad or Mohammed! And I am pretty sure that Mr. Tom Fuentes knows exactly who the assailant was, but for some reason he didn’t want to admit it. Or the other theory is that he simply didn’t know! lack of knowledge.
Whenever I try to complete a series of posts to try to focus and shed light on something important and something that everyone should know about, I get distracted by a terrorist act striking either on our American soil or somewhere else. I do get puzzled for sometime, I watch, I predict but I never had a doubt about extremists intentions and motives (Especially Muslims) to harm everything their hand can reach! It is so complicated ideology, but an easy one in the same time. I will keep trying completing a series of post to expose some of these ideological teachings that could affect our current youth generation and the next to come, and also some methods that we can use to battle Islamic extremism, inside and outside of United States.