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Presbyterian Church, USA named in IRS complaint

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By Michael Carl/WND

4 December 2014

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December 8th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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Boko Haram sets sites on territorial expansion

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By Michael Carl/WND

The Muslim jihadist group Boko Haram is eyeing a new offensive that would target Nigeria’s predominantly Christian south, according to Africa analysts.

Yan St-Pierre of the Berlin-based intelligence firm MOSECON, which monitors Boko Haram, said evidence indicates the group has been laying the groundwork for such a move.

“We call it national-park hopping. They’ve been using the national parks as cover for moves down south. This is what we expect them to be doing. They’re going where the money is in Nigeria,” St-Pierre said.

The targets are the nation’s oil and its centers of financial power: Port Harcourt, Kalaba, Lagos and Abuja.

“They’re very slowly setting up these places to operate while everyone focuses on the major attacks. They’re trying to go for the big homeland down south in Nigeria,” St-Pierre said.

International Christian Concern Africa analyst Cameron Thomas said Boko Haram attacks in the more populous south will inevitably produce more casualties.

“I see Boko Haram mounting a series of attacks in places like Abuja and Lagos with the potential to inflict a great many casualties,” Thomas said.

WND reported in April that one bomb attack near the Abuja bus station killed more than 100 people.

In the less-populated north, casualty counts have been smaller. Last week’s bomb blast in the northern city of Kano killed six people.

Free-flow of weapons

Along with MOSECON, which has been monitoring Boko Haram since 2009, other groups see signs of a southern offensive.

One sign is the movement of weapons into Nigeria.

Islamic terrorism finance analyst A.D. Kendall said weapons are freely flowing into the country.

“Gunrunning from the Sudan and Central African Republic into Nigeria to arm the jihadist group Boko Haram is destabilizing the entire region,” his report said. “Cameroon has had to deploy more forces to its northeastern region to contend with the rising tide of arms traffickers passing through Cameroonian territory.”

St-Pierre said his sources indicate Boko Haram’s recent cross-border raids into Cameroon were to maintain the flow of weapons.

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/muslim-terror-army-eyes-expansion-to-christian-lands/

 

 

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November 24th, 2014 at 12:07 am

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35-year of the Jesus film still winning converts

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By Michael Carl/WND

21 November 2014

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November 22nd, 2014 at 10:54 pm

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Boko Haram’s recent attacks are diversion for the long-term strategy

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: Boko Haram three attacks in the last week are not the focus of the group’s developing strategy. SRN’s Michael Carl explains…

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Boko Haram’s three bomb attacks with over 100 casualties and a cross-border raid into Cameroon are diversions. That’s according to  Berlin-based intelligence and military analysis firm MOSECON CEO Yan St-Pierre. St-Pierre says Boko Haram’s sites are aimed elsewhere…

 

[St-Pierre            :08                      …Abuja as well.]

 

St-Pierre says the group will likely use the regional divisions to spark a full-scale civil war.

Michael Carl, SRN News.

 

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

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ISIS benefits the most from al-Qaida–ISIS alliance

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: The ISIS alliance with al-Qaida is giving one of the two organisations a boost. SRN’s Michael Carl explains which group will get the benefits…

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A Berlin-based intelligence firm says the ISIS-al-Qaida alliance will shape the two-group’s strategies, not their long-term goals. MOSECON CEO Yan St-Pierre says the ISIS mission of an Islamic state will get the bigger boost from the alliance…

 

[St-Pierre            :08.5          …different types of resources.]

 

St-Pierre also says that Western business interests will ensure that Baghdad will not fall into ISIS hands.

Michael Carl, SRN News.

 

 

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November 19th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

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ISIS and al-Qaida alliance won’t change terrorism picture

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By Michael Carl/SRN News

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Anchor Lead: The recent alliance between al-Qaida and ISIS won’t change al-Qaida’s objectives, but it will free ISIS to focus on its long-term goal. SRN’s Michael Carl has more…

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Al-Qaida’s alliance with ISIS won’t change the world’s terrorism landscape because al-Qaida’s major goal is terrorism. So says Berlin-based intelligence firm MOSECON CEO Yan St-Pierre. St-Pierre says ISIS is about nation-building…

 

[St-Pierre            :05.5          …political landscape.]

 

St-Pierre says al-Qaida’s major goal is still hurting the West.

Michael Carl, SRN News.

 

 

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November 18th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

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ISIS setting ‘honey traps’

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By Michael Carl/WND

14 November 2014

“Honey traps” have been used from time immemorial. After all, didn’t Samson’s enemies use the information Delilah was able to obtain from the biblical hero to capture him?

And now ISIS is on the same course, according to reports.

One, from the OneIndia reporting service, found the Islamic terror army that has been sweeping across Syria and Iraq is recruiting Muslim women volunteers from Hyderabad, an Indian city that is 40 percent Muslim.

One of the women said: “We felt the need to protect our brothers. We were told that the battle will be a long one and hence we were required to assist them.”

She said the women were offered a range of roles.

“We were told we could cook for the soldiers. If we were interested we could also be part of an operation where we lay honey traps,” she said.

Analysts are not surprised by the development because of the “sophisticated” strategies of ISIS, which aligns with Islam’s general view of women.

A “honey trap” has been described as a woman leading a male target into a compromising situation as a means of gathering intelligence.

Intelligence Community analyst Peter Cohen explained, “There are a lot of poor Indian women who need money, and some of these women are willing to work for nefarious organizations, if they get to keep some of the proceeds.

“I am clear about Indian or any women from anywhere being used, sadly, as objects for men’s pleasure, just as Yazidi women in Iraq are raped, enslaved, and forced to convert to Islam from their Zoroastrian-like belief system,” Cohen said.

Center for Security Policy Vice President for Research Clare Lopez confirmed the move by ISIS wasn’t unexpected.

“Because the Islamic State seems to me very sophisticated,” Lopez said.

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/isis-setting-honey-traps/

 

 

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November 16th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

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Convention of the states: Solution or suicide?

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By Michael Carl/WND

14 November 2014

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November 16th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

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Muslim guerillas ‘recruit’ children to fight

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By Michael Carl/WND

12 November 2014

Muslim terrorists in Africa, long exhibiting a willingness to use any method of warfare, now are recruiting children to fight battles, kidnapping them and forcing them into servitude if they are unwilling to cooperate, and even drugging them to get them to complete their jobs, according to an analyst for IntelligenceCommunity.com.

Maha Hamdan, who also is an analyst for Consultancy Africa, told WND the jobs include suicide-bombing missions, acting as human shields for soldiers and filling up the front lines against Nigerian federal troops.

The members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have previously exhibited their willingness to take advantage of children. In April, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, in Borno State, Nigeria. They are still being sought by authorities.

Hamdan briefed WND on the latest moves.

“Boko Haram attacks raise alarm because, following the new onslaught by Nigerian troops to reclaim seized communities from Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, the insurgents have resorted to using women and children as human shields in order to halt or slow down the troops’ advance,” Hamdan said.

Some are recruited, some kidnapped and killed.

“A senior security source in the [state] disclosed that the terrorists, while carrying out their recruitment, rape and kill some of the young captives who are reluctant to join them,” she said.

“The source said that in most cases, children and teenagers are forced to be in the forefront in the battle against the Nigerian troops through ambushing and suicide bombing; and there are established cases of women and children getting involved in terrorist acts like recent bombings in schools,” Hamdan said.

Children are also used as suicide bombers, as a student suicide bomb attack killed 50 students this week at the Government Science and Technical College in Potiskum.

“On several occasions, the Nigerian military has captured small children who were forced to take up arms against the state with some of them behaving abnormally due to indoctrination and inducement through the use of hard drugs,” Hamdan said, citing insider information.

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/muslim-marauders-recruit-children-to-fight-war/

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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Terrorists turn to women as suicide bombers

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By Michael Carl/WND

27 October 2014

The ability to recruit female suicide bombers is evidence the Nigerian Islamic terror organization Boko Haram is growing in strength, according to an analyst.

The report says at least eight of Boko Haram’s recent suicide attacks have been carried out by women, some as young as 16. The organization has more than 150 girls under age 15 trained for death.

The report was compiled by Nigeria Security Network analyst and BBC Radio 4 journalist Elizabeth Pearson for the Web magazine War on the Rocks, which analyzes foreign policy and national security affairs.

Pearson said Boko Haram has been responsible for more than 2,000 deaths this year, with? hundreds of thousands of people displaced from Nigeria’s northeastern states.

“More importantly, in August, Boko Haram leader Shekau announced the foundation of a fledgling caliphate, fulfilling the Islamists’ long-declared ?aim to establish their own state,” she said in her report.

Hussein Solomon, an expert on Islam and counter-terrorism in Africa, noted reports of a tentative agreement between the government and Boko Haram for the release of the 250 Chibok students kidnapped months ago. But he said the fact that the government is negotiating shows Boko Haram’s growing power.

“Boko Haram is getting stronger. The evidence for this is seen in the fact that the Nigerian government seems desperate to conduct negotiations with them as opposed to fighting them,” said Solomon, a political science professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa and an analyst for the Israel-based think tank, Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa.

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/terrorists-turn-to-women-for-suicide-missions/

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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