Monthly Archives: October 2014

Shooting Erupts in Canadian Parliament, Victim and Gunman Dead

By | 2014-10-23T16:23:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|News|

The Canadian parliament is in lockdown Wednesday, after a series of shots were fired by an unknown gunman or gunmen.   The attack began at the National War Memorial outside of the Canadian parliament in Ottawa.   A soldier in uniform and carrying an unloaded rifle was shot 4 times and injured by a gunman

Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel’s ‘Annihilation’

By | 2014-10-07T15:34:18+00:00 October 7th, 2014|News|

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday used his annual message to Hajj pilgrims heading to Mecca to insult Israel and call for its "annihilation."   The speech comes ahead of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the Muslim holiday celebrating Abraham's "sacrifice of Ishmael" in an appropriation of the original Torah story, and like his

PA Ambassador: If Our UN Bid is Rejected, We’ll Go to ICC

By | 2014-10-07T15:18:38+00:00 October 7th, 2014|News|

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) UN ambassador, Riyad Mansour, threatened on Thursday that his government will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) if the UN Security Council refuses to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.   According to The Associated Press (AP), Mansour said the PA turned to the Security Council

Commander of Jihadist Group Killed in Sinai Clashes

By | 2014-10-07T13:58:10+00:00 October 7th, 2014|News|

Egypt's army on Thursday killed a field commander for Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the country's most dangerous Islamist group, Reuters reported, citing local security sources.   The man was killed during clashes in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the sources said.   Mohamed Abu Shatiya, who took part in the kidnapping of seven Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Hamas Agrees with Netanyahu: ‘We want an Islamic State’

By | 2014-10-07T00:04:26+00:00 October 7th, 2014|News|

While it may reject Israel’s existence, Hamas certainly agrees with Prime MInister Binyamin Netanyahu - and disagrees with the US State Department - that its “ultimate goal” is to establish an “Islamic state” (caliphate) over what it sees as the “occupied lands of Palestine.”   In short, while the US disputes PM Netanyahu’s statement that

Jihad Group ‘More Dangerous Than Al Qaeda’ Joins ISIS

By | 2014-10-06T20:02:21+00:00 October 6th, 2014|News|

Five central leaders of Khorasan, a faction of the Al Qaeda-offshoot Nusra Front in Syria that has come in for particular targeting by US airstrikes, have sworn allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) leader and "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to jihadist websites.   The leaders have pledged to act as soldiers for the "caliphate," namely

Jatt Imam: Islam Will Take Over World in a Decade

By | 2014-10-06T18:44:16+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Islam|

A senior Israeli Muslim religious leader called terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) “brothers” of Muslims in Israel and elsewhere, adding that they could not stand by and watch silently as Western forces pounded IS forces in Iraq and Syria. Ahmad Badran, an imam and educator from the Galilee Arab village of Jatt called on

Islam is at War with the Oldest Religions

By | 2014-10-06T17:57:30+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Op-Eds|

It was 1929 when British archaeologist Leonard Woolley made a sensational discovery in Nineveh, Iraq's province. He commanded an Arab worker to dig a pit to test the archaeological layers of the biblical Ur of the Chaldeans, the birthplace of Abraham. They found broken bricks and other items that indicated an ancient human settlement.  

Iran Warns Turkey Against Fighting ISIS

By | 2014-10-04T01:40:38+00:00 October 4th, 2014|News|

Iran on Thursday warned neighboring Turkey against doing anything that might aggravate tensions in the region, AFP reports.   The warning came after the parliament in Ankara voted to authorize military intervention in Syria and Iraq.   Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by telephone with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and "criticized the