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Alliance from hell: Boko Haram and ISIS

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By Michael Carl/WND

The Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, known for its kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls, has deepened its connection to the Middle East terror army ISIS by forming an information and materiel-support alliance, according to sources.

A Nigeria staff member for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a non-profit foundation promoting democratic institutions, says leaders Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIS and Abubakar Shakau of Boko Haram “have been sharing military strategy and other information back and forth.”

Kristina Baum says the alliance will empower Boko Haram.

“Boko Haram is hopeful that this will give them more financial support,” she said. “Before, Boko Haram has been getting their money from kidnapping, ransom and extortion from local governments.”

Maha Hamdan, an analyst for Consultancy Africa Intelligence and IntelligenceCommunity.com, confirms the link-up, calling it a dangerous development.

She believes the weakness of the Nigerian army in its war against Boko Haram is “one of the major reasons for the rise of the Boko Haram and ISIS alliance.”

“We are standing at the precipice of the birth of a new radical Islam,” she said.

For the rest of the story…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/new-allliance-from-hell-boko-haram-and-isis/

 

 

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September 17th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

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Judge Jeanine to Obama: ‘If they’re not Islamic radicals, what are they, Martians?’

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By Michael Carl/WND

WASHINGTON – Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” says Americans are beset with a president won’t tell them the truth.

“We have a commander in chief who is so incorrect that he says ISIS is not about Islam. Look, this is a religion of peace, Obama tells us. ‘What planet are you from?’” she asked “‘If they’re not Islamic fanatics, what are they, Martians?’”

Pirro, who previously has blasted Obama for not adequately preparing America for the attacks she believes are coming from jihadists, and even said his handling of various crises constitutes impeachable offenses, spoke Thursday night at the annual conference for the nonprofit activist group Act for America.

She hit Obama over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. special mission in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

“I think about Benghazi. I wonder if the people in our government really want to protect us. When I went to law school, I went to learn about justice and equal rights,” she said. “In the law, you have people whose lives have changed because some dirtbag decided to do something to them. We should call it the criminal injustice system. The victim didn’t choose to be a victim.”

In Benghazi two years ago, there were four Americans who died who “didn’t choose to be victims of that attack. Then our president and secretary of state blamed the Benghazi attack on a video. Are you kidding me?”

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/judge-jeanine-to-obama-what-planet-you-from/

 

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

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Congress actually waking up to persecution

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: Anti-Christian persecution is on the increase, but finally being noticed by Capitol Hill. SRN’s Michael Carl has more…

 

Boko Haram’s continuing campaign to capture northern Nigerian villages and eliminate the Christians, along with ISIS’s expansion in Iraq has finally gotten the attention of the U.S. Congress. Intense lobbying by Christian human rights and national security groups have drawn pledges from members of the House Foreign Relations and House Armed Services Committees to work to cut off supply and funding lines to both jihadist groups.

Michael Carl, SRN News, Washington.

 

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

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Dallas pastor calls on U.S. to take lead in stopping ISIS

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: A Dallas-area pastor says the U.S. needs to take a more active role in stopping ISIS in Iraq. SRN’s Michael Carl has more…

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Dallas Arabic Church pastor Jalil Dawood says the U.S. needs to take a stronger stand on ISIS advances in the Middle East. The Iraq-born pastor says that while military action may not be popular, it has to be considered…

 

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Dawood adds that ISIS is already in control of a major portion of the world’s oil supply.

Michael Carl, SRN News.

 

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

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Dallas-area Iraq-born pastor says ISIS is pure Islam

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: A Dallas, Texas area pastor born in Iraq says that Americans need to know that ISIS is operating according to the Qur’an. SRN’s Michael Carl has more…

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Dallas Arabic Church pastor Jalil Dawood warns that ISIS is among the purest Islamic movements. He adds that what Americans don’t realise is that Islam is one sense, a missionary religion…

 

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Dawood emphasizes that the aggressive nature of Islam is the reason ISIS will not be content to stop at Iraq’s geographic boundaries.

Michael Carl, SRN News.

 

 

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September 11th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

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Dallas pastor warns that ISIS is a threat to U.S.

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: The pastor of a Dallas, Texas area Arabic church says that ISIS is a threat to U.S. security and Americans need to be aware of the danger. SRN’s Michael Carl has the story…

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ISIS is one of America’s greatest security threats. So says Dallas-area pastor Jalil Dawood. He says while the first phase of Islam may be peaceful, there are the later phases that push expansion.

 

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Dawood says, ‘Today it’s them, tomorrow it’s us.’

Michael Carl, SRN News.

 

 

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September 11th, 2014 at 11:30 pm

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Congressman, human rights leaders call on Congress to end extermination of Christians in ME

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By Michael Carl/WND

WASHINGTON – A congressman is calling on American lawmakers to act on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East – and soon.

Or there may not be any Christians left to help.

“I call upon the Congress to act because ISIS is after nothing less than the complete elimination of Christianity in Iraq,” Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., said Tuesday.

“They kill Christians or tell them they have to convert,” he said.

The rise of the Muslim terror army ISIS, also known as Islamic State, happened quickly. There are estimates now of 15,000 or more members of ISIS, which has been bulldozing its way across Syria and Iraq.

Christians and members of other non-Islamic faiths who are in its path are ordered to leave. Sometimes they’re executed. Sometimes they’re ordered to pay horrific penalties. Sometimes they’re stripped of their belongings and assets and then killed.

Fortenberry spoke at the In Defense of Christians Summit held in Washington. He noted that American intelligence analysts were not able to predict the sudden development of ISIS, which apparently was born in the civil war in Syria where “freedom fighters,” sometimes already affiliated with known terror groups, are battling President Bashar al-Assad for control.

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/call-to-congress-stop-complete-elimination-of-christianity-in-iraq/

 

 

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September 11th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

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Crowd funding opens door to help Iraqi Christians

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By Michael Carl/WND

The horrific images of persecuted Christians under attack from Muslim ISIS terrorists in Iraq are heart-rending. Many people wonder what they can do to help.

So now a pastor turned missionary serving in South Africa has organized a way for anyone who wants to, to get involved personally.

By donating funds to support the persecuted Christians in Iraq.

Buck4Good Founder Dennis Wadley says conditions faced by Iraq’s Christians are horrible.

“Our hearts have been broken at the terrible suffering of the Christians of Iraq. We have put the resources of www.Buck4Good.com and our many, many partners together to raise as much help as we can for this emergency,” he said. “Anyone can support the desperate plight of the Christians in Iraq being massacred by going to www.Buck4Good.com, making a pledge, and inviting their social networks to join them.”

Wadley, who also is founder of Bridges of Hope International, emphasizes that all of the money raised will go to the churches that remain in Iraq, where vast swaths of territory have been taken over by ISIS terrorists.

“The support is going … to provide emergency food, medicine and other supplies directly to the nearly 200,000 Christian refugees,” Wadley said.

For the rest of the story…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/crowd-funding-opens-door-to-help-iraqi-christians/

 

 

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September 7th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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African ‘caliphate’ may succeed

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By Michael Carl/WND

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, is warning that while the world is focusing on the ISIS “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, another group of Muslim jihadists has made a similar declaration in Africa.

“You can do anything at the point of a gun,” he said.

Stockman was responding to a declaration by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau that a section of northern Nigeria is now part of his Islamic caliphate.

Nigerian military officials dispute the claim, calling the declaration the result of “delusions.”

But Stockman said there is reason to be concerned.

“It’s not an idle boast for Shekau to declare a Muslim state in Gwoza and in Borno state [in Nigeria]. If you read the accounts, the Nigerian soldiers fled. When you’re belligerent and you have the point of a gun, collecting taxes is a nominal feat,” Stockman said.

The video statement from Boko Haram in Arabic said, according to an English translation: “Thanks be to Allah who has given us victory in Gwoza and made us part of the Islamic caliphate. Thanks be to Allah. We are in an Islamic caliphate and we have nothing to do with Nigeria.”

Stockman said there’s no reason to believe Boko Haram can’t carry out various functions of government, but ultimately that isn’t the issue.

“What matters is their ability to keep everyone under control at the point of a gun,” he said.

“I don’t think that’s a good way to govern, but a quarter of the world’s population is at the point of a gun. That’s the way they’ll keep them in line,” Stockman said.

Stockman also believes the Nigerian government is “handicapped” in its ability to stop Boko Haram.

“The Nigerians don’t have any choice but to take them on. But they have many handicaps in being able to do that. One of the biggest handicaps is that the Americans are prevented from helping them because of current U.S. law,” he said.

For the rest of the story…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/african-caliphate-likely-to-succeed/

 

 

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September 2nd, 2014 at 8:17 pm

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ISIS: ‘They’re after the whole world’

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By Michael Carl/WND

Organizers of a rally in Dallas to support Christians under siege from ISIS warn the Islamic jihadist army must be stopped now, because it won’t be satisfied with conquering only Iraq.

“They’re after the whole world. They’re doing this to Iraq, but if they succeed, they’ll expand and they’ll even reach here,” said Pastor Jalil Dawood, a native of Iraq who now leads the Arabic Church of Dallas.

WND has reported the atrocities inflicted by ISIS, or Islamic State, militants on Christians. They are being ordered to convert to Islam, pay a Muslim tax or be executed.

As Christians are forced to flee their homes and cities, ISIS fighters stake out the edge of towns, stripping believers of their vehicles, property and money.

Dawood is part of the planning team for the rally, Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in front of Dallas City Hall.

For the rest of the story…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/isis-wont-stay-in-middle-east/

 

 

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September 2nd, 2014 at 7:42 pm

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