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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.

For the rest of the story…

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

See the story on Constitutional and Religious Journal

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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.

For the rest of the story…

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.

For the rest of the story…

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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Navy Chaplain kicked-out for praying in Jesus’ name elected to Colorado House

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See the story in Constitutional and Religious journal.

http://www.powerlinenewsnetwork.com/?page_id=20126

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

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Muslims having dreams–about Jesus

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By Michael Carl/WND

“I was in the desert alone, lost. As far as the horizon, there was nothing in sight but sand. I felt the sand on my bare feet. Then I saw something extraordinary. In the midst of that barrenness, an immense wooden cross emerged from the earth, rising up with sand spilling from it back to earth.”

So begins a dream narrative posted by Bosnian Muslim teenager Emina Emlonic. A dream about Jesus.

It continues: “I felt then a spectator in my own dream, and the sight of the cross gave me neither fear nor joy. But I was a curious and began moving, almost floating, towards it, the most magnificent … thing I’d ever seen or imagined, and as I came closer to the cross, I suddenly saw a man walking toward me: a broad-shouldered, long-striding man, with a dark complexion, long hair, and wearing a white robe.

“And just as suddenly I ceased to be a witness to my dream. I was in it, walking toward the man walking toward me. I knew him immediately. He was Jesus. Without knowing why, I fell to my knees. He stood over me and touched my face with his right hand.”

Posted at the Catholic Thing website, such accounts of encounters with Jesus through dreams and visions increasingly are being reported, according to Pastor Frank Costenbader, founder of Manifold Hope Ministries, publisher of the Isa Dreams website.

Isa is an Arabic name corresponding to Jesus that is found in the Quran.

“The number of Isa dreams has seemed to grow tremendously since 2000, and in 2005 it seems to have kicked into another gear,” Costenbader said. “There has been an explosion of testimonies on the Web in the past two years about people encountering Jesus in dreams and subsequently becoming followers of Jesus.”

Saudi man said his dream started with a “horrible” scene.

“One night, while I was asleep, I had this horrible dream of me being taken into hell. And what I saw there brought me real fear, and these dreams kept coming to me almost every night. At this point I was really wondering as to why I should be seeing hell in this manner,” he wrote at Answering-Islam.

He said Jesus appeared to him and said: “Son, I am the way, the truth and the life. And if you would give your life to Me, and follow Me, I would save you from the hell that you have seen.

“This came as a surprise to me, for I did not know who this Jesus was. Of course, He is mentioned in the Quran and in the book Surah Mariam. He is stated as one of our prophets, but not as a savior who could save us from hell. So I started looking out for a Christian who could give me some advice about this Jesus I have seen.”

For the rest of the story…

http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/rising-number-of-muslims-reporting-dreams-about-jesus/

 

 

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November 2nd, 2014 at 12:07 am

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Dalai Lama alleged to be persecutor of religious sect

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By Michael Carl/WND

See the story at our Religious Issues page.

http://www.powerlinenewsnetwork.com/?page_id=20126

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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