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Hamas, Iran & Al Qaeda... Oh My

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Hamas Rejoins Iran's Terrorist Axis

by Yaakov Lappin  •  October 26, 2017  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
Hamas is deepening its ties with Iran and its radical Shi'ite axis. Iranian cash is once again expected to fund Gaza's war preparations and arms build-up program.

Underwear Bomber Sues to Make Hard Time Easier

by Patrick Dunleavy  •  October 25, 2017  •  IPT News FacebookTwitter
In the theater of the absurd, often the fool who cries the loudest gets the most attention. That appears to be the case with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, better known as the "Underwear Bomber," for his Christmas Day 2009 attempt to blow up a Northwest flight carrying 289 passengers
from Amsterdam to Detroit. 

Can Bin Laden Heir Salvage Jihad in Syria?

by Hany Ghoraba  •  October 24, 2017  •  Special to IPT News FacebookTwitter
Out of the ashes left by ISIS's battlefield defeats, a new al-Qaida branch is trying to stake a claim in Syria. Ansar Al Furqan Fi Bilad Al Sham announced its formation Oct. 9.

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Is Egypt About to Become the Region's New Al-Qaeda Stronghold?

October 26, 2017  •  Al Bawaba FacebookTwitter
Al Qaeda in Egypt may be facing a resurgence in the wake of last week's desert attack which left at least 30 police officers dead.

Turkish Court Frees 8 Activists from Jail Pending Verdicts

October 26, 2017  •  Associated Press FacebookTwitter
A court in Istanbul on Wednesday ordered eight human rights activists released from prison pending the outcome of their trial on charges of belonging to and aiding terror

Germany Tightens the Screws on International Funds to Turkey

October 26, 2017  •  Bloomberg FacebookTwitter
The German government is wielding its influence with international development institutions to restrict financing to Turkey over an escalating political dispute between the two countries, people familiar with the matter said.

McGill Student Council Again in Turmoil After Jewish Student Removed Over BDS Issue

October 25, 2017  •  National Post FacebookTwitter
As it tries to implement a ban on the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions protest movement, student government at McGill University is in turmoil. The latest flashpoint was the vote of a general assembly to kick a Jewish student off the board of directors Monday night, with no debate or argument, after he was identified by BDS supporters as politically active in support of Jewish causes.

LAUSD Accused of Hosting Anti-Israel Teacher Course

October 25, 2017  •  Jewish Journal FacebookTwitter
In an Oct. 20 letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school board, Jack Saltzberg, executive director of a nonprofit called the Israel Group, wrote that a two-day course for L.A. educators promoted "the Palestinian cause, while blatantly vilifying and polarizing Jews and the State of Israel, based on false history, lies, mistruths, and standard anti-Semitic canards."

Ypsilanti Suspect Linked to Islamic State Group

October 25, 2017  •  Detroit News FacebookTwitter
An Ypsilanti man arrested by the FBI's counterterrorism team in August said he was an Islamic State supporter, admitting he made pipe bombs and watched terrorist propaganda videos, according to federal records obtained by The Detroit News.

U.S. Widens Surveillance to Include 'Homegrown Violent Extremists' - Documents

October 25, 2017  •  Reuters FacebookTwitter
The U.S. government has broadened an interpretation of which citizens can be subject to physical or digital surveillance to include "homegrown violent extremists," according to official documents seen by Reuters.

Hamas Sees Internal Stirrings of Dissent over Reconciliation Deal

October 25, 2017  •  Times of Israel FacebookTwitter
Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a key Hamas leader in the West Bank and one of the organization's most influential figures, said Tuesday that the much-lauded reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah "is only a media event."

Analysis: History of the IRGC's Grooming of Top al-Qaeda Members

October 25, 2017  •  Al Arabiya FacebookTwitter
There will always be those that ridicule the idea of a pact between Iran and al-Qaeda, due to the Shiite/Sunni divide, but it has been proven many times over, how Shiite Iran will side with radical Sunni groups such as al-Qaeda (AQ)
when it comes to fighting a common enemy, and al-Qaeda
will do the same, especially when the target is their most
hated enemy, the U.S.

IDF Unmasks Veteran Terrorist Mounir Shaito as Commander of Hezbollah Operations in Golan Heights

October 25, 2017  •  The Algemeiner FacebookTwitter
The IDF has revealed what it says is the identity of the Hezbollah commander in charge of the terrorist organization's operations on the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights. IDF Arabic spokesman Avichay Adraee posted a photo of Mounir Ali Shaito — also known as Haj Hesham — on his official Twitter account on Wednesday.

French Prosecutors Investigate Claims Oxford Professor Raped Feminist Campaigner

October 25, 2017  •  France 24 FacebookTwitter
Paris prosecutors are investigating allegations of rape levelled at the prominent Muslim intellectual and Oxford University professor, Tariq Ramadan, who is suing for defamation. The prosecutors' office said Tuesday it had
opened a preliminary investigation into allegations made by
Henda Ayari, a 40-year-old Salafist turned secular activist
who says she was abused by Ramadan.

More British ISIS Fighters have Returned Home 'Than Any Other Western Country'

October 24, 2017  •  The Daily Telegraph FacebookTwitter
Britain has seen more Islamic State fighters return home than any Western country, according to a report by MI6's former director of global counterterrorism, who warned of the risk they continue to pose.

Tarek Fatah: Burkas, Niqabs Pose Public Safety Risk

October 24, 2017  •  The Province FacebookTwitter
The slur of "racism" has been hurled at Muslims who support Quebec's Bill 62 — the new law banning face coverings, for example the burka and niqab, when giving or receiving government services... . Since I, a Muslim, support Bill 62, I guess that makes me a racist.

M-103 Committee Hears Calls for Better Data and a Definition of Islamophobia

October 24, 2017  •  National Post FacebookTwitter
Better hate crime data, more training for law enforcement and a clear definition of Islamophobia are some of the recommendations the House of Commons heritage committee has heard most frequently as part of its racism and religious discrimination study required by Motion 103.

The UN's Mugabe Moment, and Its Perennial Iran Problem

October 23, 2017  •  PJ Media FacebookTwitter
The over-arching problem here -- of which [Zimbabwe President Robert] Mugabe's fleeting four days as a goodwill ambassador is merely a symptom -- is a United Nations that inveterately dignifies and honors tyrants and tyrannies, though usually in less prominent fashion.

The Myth of the ISIS Patsy: Recruits Know Exactly What They're Getting Into

October 23, 2017  •  New York Daily News FacebookTwitter
Now that ISIS's territorial dominion is all but over, some of the captured, surrendered or defected among its depleted ranks are telling a very different story — that of the innocent patsy who was misled into signing up for a cause that was ultimately betrayed by ISIS.

Hezbollah Official: Kurdish Defeat is a Victory Over U.S. and Israel

October 22, 2017  •  The Jerusalem Post FacebookTwitter
Hezbollah's executive council deputy head Sheikh Nabil Qaouk has called the routing of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk by Iranian-backed Iraqi troops a victory by the resistance over the United States and Israel.

Afghan Troops Go AWOL in U.S.; IG Says Wastes Taxpayer Money, Poses Security Threat

October 20, 2017  •  The Washington Times FacebookTwitter
More than 150 Afghan troops brought to the U.S. for military training have gone AWOL since 2005, with 13 of them still unaccounted for and perhaps living here as illegal immigrants now, an inspector general said in a new
report last Friday.

Implications of the New IRGC Sanctions

October 20, 2017  •  Foundation for Defense of Democracies FacebookTwitter
The U.S. Treasury designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) under Executive Order 13224 for its support for terrorism last Friday, pursuant to Congressional legislation. While the immediate legal implications are limited, the designation of the IRGC in its entirely sends a chilling message to companies doing business in Iran.

New York Times Launches 'Strident' Attack on Ambassador Haley for Iran Truthtelling

October 19, 2017  •  The Algemeiner FacebookTwitter
The New York Times cheerleading for Iran is spilling over from its editorial and op-ed pages into its news columns. The Times recently published seven editorial or op-ed pieces
in 12 days supporting the Iran nuclear deal that the Israeli
government and its American friends oppose. But now you
don't even have to read the Times editorial or op-ed page to
find pro-Iranian commentary: it's available in the news columns.
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