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Muslim Radicalization Must be Squelched: London Terror Attacks, FGM and Qatar

June 8, 2017

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The Identity Crisis Fueling European Muslim Radicalization

by Abigail R. Esman  •  June 7, 2017  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
When tanks entered the streets of Istanbul and Ankara last summer in an attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, people swarmed the streets to fight them off. At the urging of their president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, they pushed back against the coup, some waving Turkish flags, others waving guns. "What else would you do?" A friend in Istanbul asked me some months later. "When your government and your country are attacked, you fight back. It's to be expected."

Washington Post "Yeah, Buts" Female Genital Mutilation

June 6, 2017  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
Recent comments by Dar al-Hijrah Imam Shaker Elsayed endorsing female genital mutilation as "the honorable thing to do"... attracted Washington Post coverage Monday evening. But reporter Abigail Hauslohner repeatedly lost focus, cramming in references
to the "right wing" organization which flagged the Elsayed
video and to increased hate crimes targeting Muslims.

Time for Honesty About London: We are Losing the Fight Against Radical Islam

by Pete Hoekstra  •  June 5, 2017  •  Fox News FacebookTwitter
London, Manchester, Paris, Nice, Brussels, Kabul, Baghdad, the global carnage continues. Once again the West has been shocked by a horrific radical terrorist attack, the responses by our political leaders have become almost boiler plate.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Iran's 'Preferred Proxy,' Arming in Gaza

by Yaakov Lappin  •  June 5, 2017  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the second largest terrorist army in Gaza, recently issued a video threat about its willingness to end the three-year truce in place with Israel.

Featured Videos

Emerson on Dennis Prager, About Qatar Relations, London Attacks

Pete Hoekstra on Fox Business About the Significance of the Travel Ban

Steve Emerson on Sirius XM after London Attacks: "A Reformation of Islam is Necessary"

Pete Hoekstra on Fox News discussing IPT's 2016 Terrorism Trends Study and How the London Attacks Fit the Trend

Notre Dame: Attacker Shouted that He was a Soldier of ISIL as He Attempted to Strike Police Officer with Hammer

London Bridge Terrorists: What We Know So Far

Flashback: Sadiq Khan Vigorously Defended Convicted Terrorists in 2002

Maajid Nawaz's Four-Point Plan To Defeat Islamist Terrorists

VA Imam Shaker Elsayed Against Peace Process with Jews: It's in Their Genes and Blood

VA Imam Shaker Elsayed Endorses Female Circumcision (FGM)

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Libya Army Spokesman Says Qatar Involved in Number of Assassinations

June 8, 2017  •  Asharq Al-Awsat FacebookTwitter
The Libyan National Army Spokesman Ahmed Al- Mismari said on Thursday that Qatar single-handedly "destroyed the Arab region and that there is no hope for reconciliation"

Virginia Imam Placed on Leave After Endorsing Female Genital Mutilation

June 8, 2017  • FacebookTwitter
A Virginia imam has been placed on leave after advocating for the controversial practice of female genital mutilation. Imam Shaker Elsayed of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, made the controversial comments on a video, posted to the center's YouTube page, that has since
been removed.

Feds: Man Married Off His 13-Year-Old American Niece in Yemen

June 8, 2017  •  The Daily Beast FacebookTwitter
Federal prosecutors say a New York man demanded $12,000 from his niece's father to stop the 13-year-old's forced marriage to a man in Yemen.

Trump on ISIS Attack in Iran: 'States that Sponsor Terrorism Risk Falling Victim to the Evil They Promote'

June 7, 2017  •  Business Insider FacebookTwitter
President Donald Trump released a statement Wednesday on the terrorist group ISIS' first attack in Iran, appearing to blame the country for "falling victim to the evil they promote."

Iran Attacks: 'IS' Hits Parliament and Khomeini Mausoleum

June 7, 2017  •  BBC FacebookTwitter
Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more.

Terrorist Financing at Heart of Qatar Crisis, Says UAE Minister

June 7, 2017  •  Reuters FacebookTwitter
Financial support for jihadists across the Middle East lies at the heart of Arab powers' row with neighboring Qatar, an Emirati minister said on Wednesday, identifying three individuals his government wanted Doha to rein in.

Moves Against Qatar Hobble Muslim Brotherhood in Battle for Mideast Dominance

June 7, 2017  •  The Jerusalem Post FacebookTwitter
The battle for hegemony in the Middle East took a significant turn for the better when five Arab countries on Monday decided to cut all ties with Qatar. That, at least, is how Eran Lerman reads it.

U.S. Senate Advances Iran Sanctions Bill, Eyes New Russia Sanctions

June 7, 2017  •  Reuters FacebookTwitter
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to advance a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran, the same day at least 12 people were killed in attacks in Tehran, as lawmakers planned to add a package of sanctions
on Russia to the measure.

The Shocking Trigger Behind Today's Gulf Scandal: Qatar Paid Al-Qaeda, Iran $1BN in Hostage Deal

June 6, 2017  •  ZeroHedgecom FacebookTwitter
According to the Financial Times, the catalyst that forced the Saudis and their allies to unveil the cut in diplomatic and economic ties, is that Qatar allegedly paid up to $1 billion to Iran and al-Qaeda affiliates "to release members of the Gulf state's royal family who were  kidnapped in Iraq while on a hunting trip, according to people involved in the hostage deal". 

Lessons on the Origins and Prevention of Terrorism: Fahmy

June 6, 2017  •  The Toronto Star FacebookTwitter
After each terrorist attack we are reminded of what we believe is senseless murdering of civilians. To better understand the terrorism dominating our headlines and protect ourselves we must read into the motives driving those killers.

Toronto woman swears allegiance to ISIS, charged in store attack

June 6, 2017  •  Toronto Sun FacebookTwitter
A Scarborough woman swore allegiance to ISIS in a Scarborough courtroom where she appeared to face allegations that she swung a golf club at hardware store employees while screaming threats and Islamic chants.

Sears Selling 'Free Palestine, End the Israeli Occupation' T-Shirts, Sparking Ire

June 6, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon FacebookTwitter
The retail outlet Sears is facing scrutiny for selling a line of t-shirts declaring, "Free Palestine, End the Israeli Occupation," according to offerings listed on the chain's website.

It's Time to Hold Students for Justice in Palestine Accountable

June 6, 2017  •  The Algemeiner FacebookTwitter
Let's talk about justice — a term that has been hijacked by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) over the course of its existence.

After Hamas Decade, Gaza Short on Freedom, Jobs, Electricity

June 6, 2017  •  AP News FacebookTwitter
Grim records mark the 10th anniversary of Hamas rule in Gaza — the longest-ever daily electricity and water cuts, 60 percent youth unemployment, and a rising backlog of thousands waiting for a rare chance to exit the blockaded territory.

Mashnouq Confirms IS Plot to Blow Up Dahieh Restaurant Foiled

June 6, 2017  •  Naharnet FacebookTwitter
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq confirmed Tuesday that Lebanon's security agencies have foiled an Islamic State plot to blow up a restaurant in Beirut's southern suburbs during the holy month of Ramadan.

London Bridge Attacker was Extremist Who Had Been Reported to Authorities and Featured in Documentary

June 5, 2017  •  Evening Standard FacebookTwitter
MI5 and police faced growing pressure over whether the London Bridge murders could have been prevented after it emerged that at least one of the attackers was a known extremist who had been reported to the authorities.

Six Arab Governments, Including Egypt, Cut Ties with Qatar Over Terrorism and 'Meddling'

June 5, 2017  •  Ahram Online - Reuters - AP FacebookTwitter
Six Arab governments, including Egypt, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar early on Monday morning, with Yemen and Libya's eastern-based government among the latest to join the joint effort to isolate Doha. The nations have cited Qatar's
support for Islamist groups and alleged meddling
in the affairs of other states.

Linda Sarsour Has Raised $80K For Anti-Muslim Hate Crime That Allegedly Did Not Happen

June 5, 2017  •  The Daily Caller FacebookTwitter
Activist Linda Sarsour has raised more than $80,000 for a Somali woman who claims she was attacked by a white man in a hate crime, but there's much more to the story, the two
people accused of the hate attack tell The Daily Caller.

YouTube Won't Pull Sermons of Radical Imam Connected to UK Terror

June 5, 2017  •  Conservative Review FacebookTwitter
One of the three Islamic terrorists who committed this weekend's attacks at London Bridge was reportedly inspired to jihad by watching YouTube videos of Michigan-based Imam Ahmad Musa Jibril.

Former Israeli Emissary to Qatar: Hamas Wouldn't Survive in Gaza Without Doha

June 5, 2017  •  The Jerusalem Post FacebookTwitter
"Israel will be tempted to use the current diplomatic situation to force Qatar to use its influence on Hamas," says Eli Avidar amid Gulf diplomatic rift.

Saudi Arabia Detains Rights Activist Who Defied Women's Driving Ban

June 5, 2017  •  Amnesty International FacebookTwitter
"Instead of upholding its promise of a more tolerant Saudi Arabia, the government has again shattered any notion that it is genuinely committed to upholding equality and human rights." - Samah Hadid, Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International in the Middle-East

Jeremy Corbyn Said ISIL Supporters Should Not be Prosecuted for 'Expressing a Political Point of View'

June 5, 2017  •  The Daily Telegraph FacebookTwitter
Jeremy Corbyn has argued that people who support Islamic State should not be prosecuted for "expressing a political point of view". The Labour leader told MPs that Britain should
not make "value judgements" and that holding a view
was not in itself "an offence."

With an Army of 27,000, Hamas Terror Chief Deif Readies Gaza for War

June 4, 2017  •  Times of Israel FacebookTwitter
The Strip's Islamist regime may not want conflict yet, but its 'chief of staff' is preparing for one. And some believe it is better equipped today than it was in 2014

Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan Identified as Lawmaker Behind Anti-Israel Capitol Hill Forum

June 2, 2017  •  The Washington Free Beacon FacebookTwitter
Rep. Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) has been identified as the anonymous member of Congress who reserved official Capitol Hill space for an anti-Israel forum that is being organized by several organizations that support boycotts
of the Jewish state.

UNRWA Fakes Gaza Girl Campaign with Image of Bombed-Out Damascus

June 2, 2017  •  UN Watch FacebookTwitter
UN Watch demanded that UNRWA chief Pierre Krahenbuhl apologize for using images of a girl in a bombed-out Syria building in a major global campaign to raise money for the
organization by pretending the girl is a Gaza victim
of Israeli actions.

President Erdoğan Files Criminal Complaint Against Ex-Pentagon Official Michael Rubin

June 2, 2017  •  Hurriyet Daily News FacebookTwitter
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 2 filed legal papers against former Pentagon official Michael Rubin over perceived "insults."
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