SYRIA: German jihadi from ISIS sits among the dead bodies of at least 270 Syrians after bloody battle to capture natural gas field near Homs

After terrorist group IS (previously called ISIS) captures a natural gas field, a video surfaced featuring the German speaking jihadist, Abu Lukman al-Almani. In a mixture of German and Arabic, he says: “The Hanasir (pigs), the hajawanat (Animals) we have slaughtered.” He asks god to be rewarded with paradise for the killing of infidels.


Close-ups of the dead.



Muslim critic of Islam has decided to flee Germany because of constant death threats from his fellow Muslims

The son of an imam, Hamed Abdel-Samad, Egyptian-German critic of Islam who believes “Islam is a danger to society,” has indicated that he intends to leave the country, as it is becoming ever more uncomfortable and risky for people like him in Germany now.



DMF  That is not an accusation, but a warning. “Yes, I am tired and can no longer bear the pressure, but I am not bitter. It was ultimately my decision to act as I have acted. And I don’t regret it!” It is time to look for a new home where he can find a bit of “normality” and peace and move without police protection, he said. 

Abdel-Samad is well-known for his sharp criticism of Islam, which, among other things, he compares with fascism. For that he has received several death threats. Last year, for example, the Egyptian preacher Assem Abdel-Maged called for Abdel-Samad to be killed after he gave a speech in Cairo, because he apparently insulted the prophet Mohammed. Since then the Islam critic has been under police protection.

Wiki Abdel-Samad became known to the German public through his book Mein Abschied vom Himmel (My Farewell from Heaven) (2009). It is neither a settlement with his culture, nor a call to abandon the Muslim faith. According to Abdel-Samad, he just wanted to understand the contradictions of his life. Following the book’s publication in Egypt a group issued a fatwa against Abdel-Samad and he was put under police protection

He calls for an “Islam light” in Europe without shari’ajihad, gender apartheid, proselytism and “entitlement mentality.” He criticized the German political establishment for appeasing Islam, while ignoring fears about Islam. According to Abdel-Samad, this behavior created resentment in the German population. In an interview aired on Al-Hafez on June 7, 2013, hardline Egyptian cleric and Al-Azhar professor Mahmoud Shaaban accused Abdel-Samad of committing “heresy” and stated that “he must be killed for being a heretic…if he refuses to recant.”


IRAQ: ISIS jihadists order local government to starve the Christians and Shiites in Mosul


ISIS has ordered government workers to stop giving rations to Christians and Shiites in Mosul, according to a report by Younes Thonon for

AINA The official in charge of distributing rations in the Rifaq neighborhood said he had received orders from ISIS to cut the rations.

A displaced Iraqi Christian boy

Mr. Fadel Younis, the official in charge for the Kifaat neighborhood, said that he had received a similar order and a threat from ISIS, and was warned that if he gives rations to Christians and Shiites he will be charged and prosecuted according to sharia law.


The Ministry of Commerce had recently decided to give citizens three ration items, including flour, for the month of July.




JORDAN is reluctant to allow Obama-led enhanced training program for Syrian jihadist rebels on their soil (WARNING: Graphic Images)


Jordan, where the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian jihadist rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction program, funded by Obama’s $500 million request to Congress, U.S. officials said.

But first, watch this video from Fareed Zakaria of CNN. Normally, I disagree with everything he says, but he is exactly right about Obama throwing fuel on the fire in Syria:


REUTERS Jordan’s reticence, confirmed by four U.S. officials, is a potentially serious setback for President Barack Obama’s proposed $500 million initiative, announced in June, to train and arm moderate rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups. It could signal a larger challenge in finding suitable nations willing to host the U.S.-led training at a time of heightened tensions across much of the Middle East.


While U.S. officials have not made a formal request to the Jordanian government, the country was widely considered a top choice to host the training due its close security relationship with Washington, proximity to neighboring Syria and pool of more than 600,000 Syrian refugees.


U.S. officials and analysts said Jordan fears violent retaliation from Syria if its territory is used for overt training conducted by U.S. military units. “Jordan told the U.S., ‘No boots on the ground’,” said one of the officials, who all requested anonymity because they were discussing sensitive U.S. military arrangements.


Other current and former U.S. officials described the Jordanian position as less ironclad, however, and said they still hoped to convince Jordan to participate in the program, which must still be approved by the U.S. Congress.


The Jordanian government, through its Washington embassy, declined requests by Reuters for comment. A Jordanian official in Amman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was “premature to even suggest the Kingdom has rejected any such plan that even the Americans have yet to flesh out.”


IF NOT JORDAN, THEN WHERE? While there are other potential sites where the training could take place, including Turkey and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, no agreements have been struck, U.S. officials said. Turkey and the Saudis also have sensitivities about the presence of large numbers of U.S. troops.


“There’s been no decision on location, at all. Or even … what the character of the program itself would look like, if we get the money” from Congress, said a second U.S. official. Jordan already hosts a small and ostensibly covert, effort by the CIA to equip and train small groups of Assad’s opponents.


But it faces increasing threats to its stability from the Syrian civil war and rise of extremist groups such as the Islamic State. The United States has already increased its military presence in Jordan to around 1,300 soldiers. It has also stationed Patriot surface-to-air missiles there.


Jordan’s King Abdullah met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Washington on Thursday for talks that included Syria, the White House said in a statement. U.S. and Jordanian officials declined to give further details.


If approved by lawmakers, the $500 million fund to arm and train rebels will not be available until Oct. 1 at the earliest, or possibly months later depending on potential delays in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.


Other important details, including how “moderate” rebels would be vetted to weed out those with records of human rights abuses or ties to extremist groups, have yet to be finalized, the U.S. officials said.


U.S. law requires the State Department to screen foreign military members and units being trained with U.S. funds. Assistance is barred when credible evidence of human rights abuses turns up. But it is unclear how the law applies to a proxy force like the Syrian rebels.


“I’m not seeing any evidence, as of yet, that there’s any sense of operational urgency here,” said Fred Hof, a former State Department official involved in formulating Syria policy before he joined the Atlantic Council think tank in 2012.


Rather than asking Congress for new funds for the fiscal year from Oct. 1, Obama could have requested urgent money from the Pentagon to get the effort started quickly, Hof said. Pentagon officials said the military’s U.S. Central Command drew up plans for a training program some time ago in anticipation of a White House request, and efforts had begun to flesh out the details.


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SYRIA: The Obama Regime is funding and training al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists

The leader of al-Nusra has met with two CIA officers as well as the Saudi deputy minister of defense Prince Salman bin Sultan in Jordan’s capital city of Amman. 



Al-Alam  According to former Austrian general, Matthias Ghalem, al-Nusra Front leader Abu-Mohammad al-Jolani signed a financial-military contract to confront upcoming military and security challenges in southern Syria in near future.

Ghalem who quoted Colonel Ahmed al-Naameh, head of the rebel Revolutionary Military Council in southern Syria, said that two deputies of Robert Stephen Ford, US former ambassador to Syria, were also presented in the meeting. Saudi deputy minister of defense Prince Salman bin Sultan also participated in the meeting on behalf of his brother Bandar Bin Sultan who is in charge of surveying Syria developments and scheming new operations for fighting Bashar Assad in this regards.


CIA operatives have been secretly providing the Syrian militants with training on the use of anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons for months, The Los Angeles Times reported earlier. Since the opening of a new US base in the desert in southwest of Jordan in November 2012, the CIA operatives and US special operations troops have covertly trained the militants in groups of 20 to 45 at a time in two-week courses.

The militants receive training with Russian-designed 14.5-millimeter anti-tank rifles, anti-tank missiles, and 23-millimeter anti-aircraft weapons, according to a militant commander in the Syrian province of Dara’a. The training program has also been conducted in Turkey, the report said.

The report comes weeks after President Barack Obama ordered the CIA to directly provide the militants in Syria with weapons.

Father Francois Murad beheaded in public by Syrian jihadist 'rebels'

Father Francois Murad beheaded in public by Syrian jihadist ‘rebels’



WHO’S ON FIRST? Terrorists declare competing Islamic Caliphates in the same place

First, ISIS terrorists declared a caliphate called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, shortened recently to just IS (Islamic State). Now competing terrorists in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra Front, declares an Islamic Caliphate in Levant (Greater Syria).

The leader of the terrorist group, Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front), which is al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, Abu Muhammad al-Joulani has declared to his followers his group’s intention to establish an “Islamic Emirate” in al-Sham (the Levant or Greater Syria). This came less than two weeks after his former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate under his leadership as Caliph and that is run by his terrorist group “the Islamic State”, after it was called “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) aka Islamic State of Iraq & Syria/al-Sham (ISIS).

Eretz Zen


SYRIA: Massacre of at least 14 people including women and children by Obama-backed FSA rebels

These are the so-called (by Barack Hussein Obama) “moderate” FSA rebels to whom Obama wants to give $500 million more U.S. taxpayer dollars.


Tribune  Syrian state television said rebels carried out a “massacre” that included women and children in the village of Khatab in central Hama province overnight., while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven men and seven women had been “executed” by rebel fighters. 

The group said the rebels accused the residents of “collaboration with the criminal regime” of President Bashar al-Assad, and executed the 14. Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman the seven men were accused of working with the regime, though the village is majority Sunni, like the uprising against Assad.



ISIS terrorists take control of Iraqi sarin nerve gas weapons depot

WMDs? I thought there were no WMDs in Iraq? The Iraqi government has informed the United Nations that it has lost control of a former chemical weapons depot to Islamist insurgents affiliated with ISIS, or IS, and cannot carry out its obligations to destroy what’s stored in the compound.

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Reuters  In a letter penned by Iraq’s UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim, it was revealed that “armed terrorist groups” took over the Muthanna complex on June 11. Located north of Baghdad, the facility was the main center for chemical weapons production prior to the 1991 Gulf War, and is still home to 2,500 rockets containing the lethal nerve agent sarin.

According to the Associated Press, the compound is now in the hands of the Islamic State extremist group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In the letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Alhakim said that Iraqi officials witnessed the intruders looting some of the equipment before the surveillance system was taken offline.


As RT reported previously, ISIS’ rapid gains through northern and western Iraq – the militants also control portions of Syria – have led it to shed part of its name and declare the territory under its control to be a new Islamic state, or caliphate. The group is primarily composed of radical Sunni Muslims, and has won support among those in Iraq disgruntled with the exclusive nature of Iraq’s Shia-dominated central government.

Until the Iraqi government can recover control of the Muthanna facility and stabilize the country’s security situation, Alhakim said it cannot make progress in eliminating the leftover chemical weapons stockpile. Alhakim’s letter to the UN highlighted two specific bunkers when referring to the compound’s capture, the contents of which were revealed by the AP via a 2003-era UN report.


In Bunker 13 were 2,500 sarin-filled chemical rockets – all produced before 1991 – and 180 tons of the“very toxic chemical” sodium cyanide. Bunker 41, meanwhile, contained 2,000 empty artillery shells that were contaminated with mustard gas, more than 600 one-ton mustard containers holding residue, and severely contaminated construction material. These could not be used for warfare, but they are still“highly toxic.”

When the Iraqi government will be able to regain control of the chemical weapons depot also remain unknown, as lawmakers are still debating over what kind of government to form in order give themselves the best opportunity to unite the country and strike back against the Islamic State militants.


Maybe they are coming in from Syria? After all, Saddam Hussein shipped all his WMDs to Syria before the U.S. invasion.

Assad has been moving chemical weapons to Lebanon and Iraq



IRAQ: ISIS jihadists’ systematic destruction of Shiite shrines and mosques

Islamic militant sect, ISIS, which has been rampaging across the north and west of Iraq since last month, has been demolishing sacred sites such as shrines and mosques around the historic northern city of Mosul in Nineveh province. (Say farewell to any remaining churches in Iraq)


RT  Photographs from the area posted online under the banner “Demolishing shrines and idols in the state of Nineveh” depicted mosques being turned into piles of rubble – explosives deployed against Shiite buildings – and bulldozers flattening the shrines.

At least four shrines to Sunni Arab or Sufi figures have been destroyed by the bulldozers, according to AFP. The structures had been built around graves of Muslim saints. Six Shiite mosques have also been destroyed using explosives.


Local residents verified that buildings had been destroyed and two cathedrals occupied to the agency. Crosses at the front of Mosul’s Chaldean cathedral and Syrian Orthodox cathedral were removed and replaced with the black flag of the Islamic State.

The city of Tal Afar, approximately 70km west of Mosul, was also targeted, with a Shiite Huseiniya temple being blown up.


“Dozens of men, women and children formed a human wall and surrounded the sacred shrine of Sheikh Fathi in al-Mushahada neighbourhood of western Mosul and prevented the terrorists from storming it,”Ninawa tribal council deputy head Ibrahim al-Hassan told Al-Shorfa shortly after the incident.

Sheikh Fathi’s shrine – one of Mosul’s most important, dating back to 1760, was among those destroyed.


Mosul was captured on June 10 when Sunni militants drove Iraq’s army out of the city. Thousands of civilians fled as jihadists took control of the city against the Shi’ite majority Baghdad government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Maliki has sworn to defeat the jihadists; on Friday he stated publicly that: “Pulling out of the battlefield while facing terrorist organizations that are against Islam and humanity would show weakness instead of carrying out my legitimate, national and moral responsibility.”  “I have vowed to God that I will continue to fight by the side of our armed forces and volunteers until we defeat the enemies of Iraq and its people,” he said. (Assuming the rest of your Army doesn’t also defect to the other side)