Middle East Security Expert of the Day: Islam Has Nothing To Do With Islam

“Middle East security analyst”: rise of global jihad “has nothing to do with Islam”“Middle East security analyst”: rise of global jihad “has nothing to do with Islam”

How could a “radical interpretation of Islam” have “nothing to do with the religion”? How is it that these groups that uniformly explain and justify their actions on the basis of Islam have nothing to do with Islam? How is it that a group that calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant and [ / Comments ]Continue Reading »

CIA clueless as always:

CIA officer: We had no idea ISIL would seize Iraqi cities

originalJohn Maguire doesn’t say it, but another reason why the CIA was completely wrongfooted by the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was because the Obama Administration has completely deemphasized the jihad threat, and pretended that al Qaeda was the only jihad group. An obscure offshoot of al Qaeda in [ /Comments]Continue Reading »

Iraq: ISIL jihadis destroy churches, terrorize Christians

Iraq: ISIL jihadis destroy churches, terrorize Christians

Imad Youkhana “has noted that the main victims of the current conflicts are precisely Iraqis who confess Christ; ‘that is why the native and foreign Christian parties, organizations and activists must unite in order to help refugees and to stop the humanitarian catastrophe which may befall the Nineveh valley.’” Not a chance. It could harm [ /Comments]Continue Reading »