jihad

Hezbollah Vows at Mass Beirut Rally to Keep Up ‘Jihad’ in Syria

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT  – The Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah vowed to maintain its “jihad” in neighboring Syria at a huge rally in Beirut on Wednesday, a day after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the war was in a phase of escalation. Addressing thousands marking Shi’ite Islam’s annual Ashura religious commemoration in a heavily

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Lebanese Army Faces Jihadist Threat on Syrian Border

By Angus McDowall ARSAL, Lebanon, Sept 29 – From a sandbagged army post near the border with Syria, Lebanese soldiers gaze through tripod-mounted binoculars into hills where jihadist militants are entrenched, a forgotten front in Syria’s civil war that has led to bombings inside Lebanon. There is frequent fighting between the army and around 1,000-1,200

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Facebook Denies Reluctance to Give Data to German Investigators

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, Aug 8 – Facebook rejected on Monday claims made by Germany’s state authorities that it was reluctant to co-operate with them on criminal investigations, saying many of the requests it received for user data were incorrectly formulated. Several regional interior ministers have complained that the social media group is hesitant to

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Daesh Calls on Members to Carry Out Jihad in Russia

CAIRO, July 31 – Daesh called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday. “Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes … Oh Brothers, carry out jihad and kill and fight them,” a masked man driving a car in the

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Belgium: Pop Goes the Jihad

The bombings in Brussels show that most of what you’re being told about Daesh and the extremists is wrong BY Kurt Eichenwald Anyone surprised by the recent murderous attacks in Brussels has not been paying attention. Per capita, Belgium is Europe’s hotbed of young Muslims who travel to Syria to fight alongside the militant group

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To Silence Propaganda, Iraq Seeks to Take Daesh Offline

By Matt Smith DUBAI, Feb 4 – Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Daesh’s rule, seeking to deal a major blow to the group’s potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad. Social media apps like Twitter and Telegram

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Anger as Shiite Cleric Among 47 in Mass Saudi Terrorism Execution

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Jan 2 – Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dozens of Al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling it would not tolerate attacks by either Sunni jihadists or minority Shiites seeking equality, but stirring sectarian anger across the region. Scores of Shiite Muslims marched through the Qatif district of

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Trump Calls Clinton ‘Liar’ for Daesh Recruiting Claim

By Alana Wise WASHINGTON, Dec 21 – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton was a “liar” for claiming that his proposal to ban entry of all foreign Muslims into the United States has aided Daesh’s propaganda efforts. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump said Clinton had no

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Indonesian Police Foil String of “Jihad” Attacks

JAKARTA, Dec 20 – Indonesian counter-terrorism police said on Sunday they had arrested suspected Islamist militants in locations across the island of Java, foiling separate plots to bomb minority Shiite communities and target Christmas and New Year celebrations. Bomb-making materials and ‘jihad manuals’ were seized after the arrest of six men in central and west

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