Showing posts with label Isis-Recruitment. Show all posts
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July 30, 2016

ISIS Biblical Reasons For Killing a Catholic Priest

In this biblical caption of Christian and jews uniting and ISIS fighting both to liberate Jerusalem for the moslems and Their ruling of the world. ISIS is being weakened militarily so now they concentrate on symbols that have worked so well for Christians and Jews now they look for those symbols to get converts. There are many that hate both the Christians and Jews so they have a big pool. Masses can be convinced of anything, history teaches us that. The message has to be simple and shocking at the same time to penetrate and stick. Cutting a priest’s throat after making him read from their book in his own church is penetrating and shocking for most. One of the mistakes the West is making is seeing them as simple killers and terrorist  that kill for the sake of violence. But they have a message and many are buying it. In order to defeat the enemy past liberators and successful Generals would say it takes for you to know and understand the enemy. When religion is involved many are afraid to call it out as such afraid to offend the religious. Religion should be place in its proper perspective and place in history. Through the ages there’s been religious insurrections killing the innocent and non believers. One might say this is what is happening here. The status quo in the middle east is the mother of ISIS, Taliban, all these groups. We already opened the door in Iraq, now we most find a way to close the door but more importantly is to not leave the middle east on its
 status quo. adamfoxie’s Publisher)

In a string of accelerating strikes across the map, the Islamic State’s attack on a French Catholic parish stands out for its symbolism in the terror group’s ultimate goal.
Followers of any faith other than their Wahhabist interpretation of Islam are reviled by ISIS as “infidels,” but certain religious groups have more strategic significance than others.
Their targeting of Jews is as clear as it is for any other terror group from Hamas to al-Qaeda to the mullahs in Tehran: they want to wipe Israel off the map and seize Al-Aqsa for Muslims. ISIS’ war in the Sinai, infiltration in Gaza and its goal of carving “pathways” through Jordan and Lebanon are critical cogs in their strategy to be the ones to “liberate” Jerusalem. According to an ISIS e-book, “Black Flags from Palestine,” they think the final confrontation with the antichrist will be at Ben Gurion International Airport.
When noting ISIS’ broader attacks against Christians, recent events have grimly underscored the group’s special targeting of Catholics.
The sacking of Rome and the Holy See, after all, is essential to their apocalyptic game plan.
Terrorists who had pledged allegiance to ISIS saw their opportunity Tuesday when Catholics started their day at Mass in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. They slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel, 86, after taking the priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage.
“They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself,” one nun, Sister Danielle, told BFM TV. “And that’s when the tragedy happened. They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror.”
ISIS’ Amaq news agency rapidly claimed responsibility, generically calling the attack “operations in response to calls to target countries belonging to the crusader coalition.” But that quickie statement downplays their motive behind ritually murdering the priest.
In April, Italian authorities arrested four people in an alleged plot to target both of ISIS’ main religious enemies: the Vatican and the Israeli Embassy in Rome. Officials said Italian national Abderrahim Moutaharrik received instructions from ISIS to hit Rome during the Holy Year of Mercy, a jubilee declared by Pope Francis that runs through November.
“I swear I will be the first to attack…in this crusading Italy…the Vatican with the will of God,” said Moutaharrik in an intercepted March message, according to officials.
Long before ISIS escalated into the terror rampage we see today, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See warned that ISIS wants to assassinate the pope.
“What has been declared by the self-declared Islamic State is clear—they want to kill the Pope. The threats against the Pope are credible,” Habeeb Al Sadr told Italian daily La Nazione in September 2014. “I believe they could try to kill him during one of his overseas trips or even in Rome. There are members of ISIL who are not Arabs but Canadian, American, French, British, also Italians. ISIL could engage any of these to commit a terrorist attack in Europe.”
What will ISIS do to achieve its goal of putting the menacing black flag atop St. Peter’s Basilica? The question is, what won’t they do? Without the conquest of Rome, their whole caliphate road map hits an insurmountable speed bump.
The threats against Rome and the Vatican span the breadth of videos, articles and photo essays that comprise Islamic State propaganda. In a 2015 e-book, “Black Flags from Rome,” ISIS called on recruits within Europe to rise up “to pave the way for the conquest of Rome” from all directions.
“Muslim fighters from all European countries will continue the fight, breaking borders until they can reach Northern Rome,” the book vowed.
They’re pushing the clock, though, as their stated timetable calls for the conquest of Rome by 2020.
Seven months after that, they claim, the antichrist will come and the stage will be set for the final battle in Israel. “It’s important to note that during this time period, Christianity and the Pope in the Vatican will be fully engulfed by the Zionist system,” ISIS wrote in “Black Flags from Palestine,” predicting that the jihadists can slyly win allies in Europe among those who oppose Israel or the Catholic Church.
ISIS’ apocalyptic vision puts a target on Jews and Catholics that’s intensified by their conquest goals. That’s why they quickly, proudly trumpeted the assassination of an elderly priest who did nothing more than say Mass on a sleepy Tuesday morning, with more boasting and propaganda materials to come.
When ISIS hits Jewish and Catholic targets, they consider them first strikes. Washington, however, tries to erase any perception of a holy war with ISIS, understandably fearful that new recruits will be pulled into the fight.  Which is exactly what’s being waged in the mind of the Islamic State.
Bridget Johnson is a fellow with the Haym Salomon Center, NPR contributor and D.C. bureau chief at PJ Media

April 20, 2016

Is Trump,Cruz,Sanders Radicalizing Angry Voters?Is that What ISIS does?

Donald Trump supporters before a rally in Fountain Hills, Ariz., on March 19. The Joe on one of the signs refers to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. File Photo by Art Foxall/UPI 

In the struggle against the Islamic State, much is being made of "radicalization."
Recently, radicalization was seen as a selling job or brainwashing done over the Internet by IS recruiters who sought to draw on a variety of grievances while presenting an idealized version of what jihad could mean. And some converts were self-radicalized — that is committing to the cause without the help of a recruiter. The reasons for turning to this pernicious form of violent extremism based on a perverted and wrongful interpretation of Islam are as complicated or as simple as the spectrum of converts. Disillusionment, deprivation whether of dignity or a productive role in society, naïvete in romanticizing life with IS, exclusion and simply seeking adventure or something different -- as well as the appeal of sex to those forbidden or unable to indulge -- are among these factors. Hence, from Minneapolis to Mollenbeck to Manchester, young Muslim men and women have been seduced and inducted into IS.
What is ironic is that this coin of radicalism has another, surprisingly invisible side. This unseen other half of radicalism is attracting millions of Americans without them or anyone else realizing it. And the leaders of this Americanized form of jihad turn out to be three candidates seeking the nomination of their respective parties for president.
Jihad Don, Ted and Bernie are the recruiters. Each in his own way is drawing on the fear, anger and resentment felt by millions of Americans toward their lives and their government. Equally ironic, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have called for bombing the [expletive] or carpet-bombing IS out of existence to end this jihadist threat. Yet, these two and Sen. Bernie Sanders are using many of the same techniques to attract followers as dose IS.
Their platforms share many common themes. The average American is losing out to the top 1 percent. Workers' pay is declining while the rich get richer. Mexico, China and other foreign countries are stealing American jobs as are illegal immigrants from south of the border.
Worse, all Muslims should be banned from entering this country unless fully vetted, a process likely to take time. Muslim communities inside the United States should be closely monitored for possible terrorist plots. And, at least on the Republican side, torture is fair game because since IS uses it and does worse things, that permits America to respond accordingly irrespective of the law, morality and our values.
Tens of millions of Americans so far have voted for these three in the campaign.
Fear about future livelihoods and those of their children; fear over becoming the victims of terrorists; and anger over a broken government in Washington that is incapable of addressing these fundamental needs are powerful motivators. In essence, as IS recruits have become or were radicalized by their surroundings and despair, so too have many Americans become radicalized in a different sense against their government and the so-called establishment that refuses to respond to basic needs.
Cruz, Sanders and Trump would recoil at the notion of their radicalizing constituents. Yet, the vitriol and threatening tone of the campaigns and implications of violence -- from "riots" if one of the candidates was not selected to threatening phone calls to convention delegates -- are growing. Of course, conventions such as 1968 in Chicago have been filled with rage, violence and rioting. But the conventions in 2016, if not appropriately handled, could become even more disruptive in both political and physical impact.
Radicalism and extremism are not new to America. This was how our Revolution started in 1775. Throughout our history, radicalism and extremism were always present politically and socially from the protests and marches that got women the vote to banning alcohol in 1920. And these three candidates all represent forms of radicalism and extremism in many of their views, from calling NATO obsolete to proposing a return to the gold system and eliminating the IRS and breaking up the banks too big to fail.
Americans will resent even distant association with radicals and terrorists under the Black Flag of the IS or its archenemy al-Qaida. Yet, parallels exist. Perhaps if we understood the linkages between these two highly diverse forms of radicalism, that knowledge would be vital in defeating one -- IS -- and relieving the fears and worries of the other.
That understanding may be too difficult to achieve in a zero-sum political environment in which you are either with us or against us. No alternative course seems feasible. Hence, radicalism and extremism on both fronts persist and could actually elect a president. IS are you watching?
By Harlan Ullman who is UPIs Arnaud de Borchgrave Distinguished Columnist and serves as senior adviser at the Atlantic Council and at Business Executives for National Security and chairs two private companies. His latest book is "A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace."

November 17, 2015

Where ISIS Recruits are Coming From by Country-Interactive


                                                    ISIS Foreign Recruits | InsideGov

October 8, 2015

Life Inside the Islamic State [Why People Choose Isis] and Recruits by Country

Inside the Caliphate
Interviews with those who live under the militant rule suggest a grim reality.

In July of this year the Washington Post sent @sullivank and  @CharlesOmmanney to Jordan to report this story. .

The white vans come out at dinnertime, bringing hot meals to unmarried Islamic State fighters in the city of Hit in western Iraq.
A team of foreign women, who moved from Europe and throughout the Arab world to join the Islamic State, work in communal kitchens to cook the fighters’ dinners, which are delivered to homes confiscated from people who fled or were killed, according to the city’s former mayor.

The Islamic State has drawn tens of thousands of people from around the world by promising paradise in the Muslim homeland it has established on conquered territory in Syria and Iraq.

But in reality, the militants have created a brutal, two-tiered society, where daily life is starkly different for the occupiers and the occupied, according to interviews with more than three dozen people who are now living in, or have recently fled, the Islamic State.
Foreign fighters and their families are provided free housing, medical care, religious education and even a sort of militant meals-on-wheels service, according to those interviewed. The militants are paid salaries raised largely from taxes and fees levied on the millions of people they control, in an arc of land as big as the United Kingdom.
Those whose cities and towns are held by the Islamic State said they face not only the casual savagery of militants who behead their enemies and make sex slaves out of some minority women but also severe shortages of the basics of daily life.

Many residents have electricity for only an hour or two a day, and some homes go days without running water. Jobs are scarce, so many people can’t afford food prices that have tripled or more. Medical care is poor, most schools are closed, and bans on most travel outside the Islamic State are enforced at gunpoint. 
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has made Headlines with its Barbaric Terror Tactics whether it is mass execution of innocent civilians or making professional movies of these executions which affects the life of millions of peace loving Natives. We know about all these impacts but we haven’t discussed about the impact of ISIS on World Economy, what will be the economic impact on the economies of Middle East or whole of world? We cannot think about the economy of Middle East without oil and oil is one of the most essential commodities of whole of the World’s Economy.

Over the past two years, the militants have produced a torrent of startlingly sophisticated online propaganda that has helped persuade at least 20,000 foreign fighters, many with families, to come from as far away as Australia. The campaign, largely distributed on YouTube and social media, depicts a place filled with Ferris wheels and cotton candy, where local families cheerfully mingle with heavily armed foreigners.

But local people interviewed said their daily lives are filled with fear and deprivation in the Islamic State “caliphate,” governed by the militants’ extreme version of Islamic sharia law.
“We went back to the Stone Age,” said Mohammad Ahmed, 43, a former Arab League worker from Deir al-sour  a town near Raqqa, the militants’ self-proclaimed capital in northern Syria.

“We used to have a beautiful house with marble and ceramic floors,” said Ahmed, who fled his home in June and now lives alongside 20,000 other Syrians in Jordan’s Azraq refu­gee camp. “All our lives, we had everything we needed. Then, when they came, we were cooking over a fire outside and washing our clothes in a bucket.”

Several of those interviewed said the Islamic State was actually less corrupt and provided more efficient government services, such as road construction and trash collection, than the previous Syrian and Iraqi governments. In Iraq, some said, the Sunni Islamic State militants treated them better than the Shiite-dominated central government in Baghdad. But none of those interviewed said they supported the militants, and all said efficient government did not excuse the group’s brutal and fanatical behavior.

 State produces sophisticated propaganda portraying life in its territory as happy, peaceful and plentiful, as in this screen shot from a recent propaganda video. Interviews with those who live there, or who have recently fled, reveal a much more dire situation.   
“We hate them,” said Hikmat al-Gaoud, 41, the former mayor of Hit, who fled in April and now divides his time between Baghdad and Amman, Jordan.
The Islamic State came to power in the wake of years of fighting in Syria and Iraq that already had shattered many public institutions. But people interviewed said the Islamic State had made the damage worse, in ways that could be felt for decades to come — reversing gains in public education, ruining the medical infrastructure, establishing a justice system based on terror, and exposing a generation of children to gruesome and psychologically devastating violence.

For women, living in the Islamic State homeland often means being subjected to a virtual assembly-line system for providing brides to fighters, or sometimes being abducted and forced into unwanted marriages.
Many who were interviewed gave only their first name or declined to be identified at all, for their own safety and the security of their family members still living under Islamic State control. They were interviewed via Skype or telephone calls from Syria and Iraq, or in person in Iraq, Turkey and Jordan.

Those who spoke from inside areas controlled by the Islamic State did so at great peril, saying the militants closely monitor Internet access. They agreed to speak so that they could tell their story of life inside the Islamic State caliphate.
Life in the ‘Islamic State’: Justice
Militant occupiers use beheadings and horror to control local people.
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Nearly everyone interviewed said they had witnessed a beheading or another savage punishment. It is virtually impossible to independently verify these accounts, just as it is impossible to verify the claims in much of the propaganda material put out by the Islamic State. The militants almost never allow journalists or other observers inside their territory, and they have posted video of the beheadings of several they have captured.

The interviews, conducted over several months, were arranged largely at random or through long-established contacts in the region. Although several activists were among those interviewed, The Washington Post did not rely on activist groups to provide interview subjects. At the Azraq camp, Post reporters reviewed records of arrivals and sought out those who had come recently from militant-controlled areas. Many of the interviews lasted two hours or longer.

A young boy in the Azraq refugee camp in the Jordan desert, 
where about 20,000 Syrians have taken shelter.
The militants control small farming communities and large urban areas, including Mosul, an Iraqi city with a population of more than 1 million people. The Islamic State’s policies differ somewhat in each area, so there is no single, uniform way of life; but in the interviews, consistent themes emerged about women, health, education, justice and the economy in the Islamic State.

Women must be fully veiled and can be whipped for leaving the house without a male-relative escort. Many simply stay at home for fear of being picked up on the street and forced to marry a foreign fighter.

Life in the ‘Islamic State’: Women
A life of forced marriages, young widows, abductions and fear.

Hospitals are usually reserved for foreign fighters and are staffed by doctors who have come from as far as Britain and Malaysia. Local people are forced to seek care in ill-equipped clinics, which have expired medications and poorly trained staff.

In some places, the Islamic State has shut down cellphone service and Internet access. Where it still exists, the militants try to control it closely. They have set up Internet cafes that have become centers for propaganda, where recruiters encourage young people around the world to leave their homes and come to the Islamic State. They have persuaded about 200 Americans — some still in their teens — in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and other U.S. cities to try to come to Syria. Most were arrested before reaching their destination, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.

Except for religious schools for the children of foreign fighters, schools are generally closed. Militants have confiscated college diplomas and burned them publicly.

Life in the ‘Islamic State’: Education
Militants have closed most schools, banned “worthless” secular education and burned college diplomas.
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“Life under Daesh is a nightmare each day,” said a female math teacher who lives in Mosul, using an Arabic name for the Islamic State.

“We have an unknown future,” she said, asking that her name not be used. “Maybe Daesh will kill us or maybe we will die in the war, or maybe after. What we are going through right now is a slow death.”

The militants have established checkpoints to prevent people from fleeing. But those interviewed said a growing network of smugglers is helping people get away, and they are entering Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and non-militant-controlled areas of Iraq in increasing numbers. U.N. officials said that 60 percent of refugees who have crossed the Syria-Jordan border recently were escaping areas controlled by the militants.

The Islamic State’s propaganda portrays the militants as liberators; one recent video showed armed fighters delivering sweets to a home for the elderly. But according to those interviewed, the majority of residents view the militants as a merciless occupying force, and they stay away from them as much as possible.

“Even if we see them in the streets or in the shops, there is no mingling,” said an activist who calls himself Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi, a native of Raqqa who runs a social media site called Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently.

People in Raqqa, he said, “feel like strangers in their own city.”

Life is bleak in the Azraq camp, but it is a welcome sanctuary for those fleeing the Islamic State militants.
Why people join and stay
The Islamic State has had some success recruiting local people. Those interviewed said many of their friends and neighbors in Syria and Iraq have chosen to join the Islamic State, becoming fighters, teachers or workers in their government offices.
Some do so because they believe in the militants’ goal of uniting the world under their extreme interpretation of Islamic law.

But most of the people who work for the Islamic State do so out of economic desperation, according to those interviewed. In places where the cost of food has skyrocketed and where many people are living on little more than bread and rice, some men have concluded that becoming an Islamic State warrior is the only way to provide for their family.
Life in the ‘Islamic State’: Economy
The militants’ government is sometimes efficient, but locals face severe shortages of daily necessities.
Read story
“There is no work, so you have to join them in order to live,” said Yassin al-Jassem, 52, who fled his home near Raqqa in June. “So many local people have joined them. They were pushed into Daesh by hunger.”

Peter Neumann, director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence at King’s College in London, said that although foreign fighters have given the Islamic State a boost, “in the long term, they will turn out to be a burden.” He said that local tribes rose up against al-Qaeda in Iraq in the mid-2000s partly because that group was perceived as a foreign organization. He said people now under Islamic State control could do the same — especially in Iraq.

But those interviewed who had lived under the Islamic State said it has gone to great lengths to suppress any potential uprisings, killing anyone suspected of disloyalty.
Faten Humayda, 70, a grandmother who fled her town near Raqqa in May and now lives in the Azraq camp, said the violence increases local anger at the militants, but it also creates suspicion among local people. It is harder for any kind of resistance movement to form when people think their friends and neighbors might be informants for the militants.
“They have turned us against each other,” she said.
Faten Humayda and her family fled to Jordan from Syria.
Ahmed, who fled his town near Raqqa in June, said some of the Arab fighters would try to mix with the local population, but the Europeans and other non-Arabs never did. He said that although the Islamic State militants claimed they were there to create a better life for Muslims, they seemed mainly focused on battles with other rebel groups and government forces.

“They were always very aggressive, and they seemed angry,” he said. “They are there to fight, not to govern.”
Interviewed in his baking-hot metal hut in the Azraq camp, Jassem recalled that while he was living under Islamic State control, his 2-year-old grandson developed a brain tumor. Doctors wanted $800 to remove it.

Jassem, a farm hand, hadn’t worked since Islamic State militants took over his home town. He was desperate, so in late May he went to the militants to beg for his grandson’s life, and they offered him a choice.
“They said to me, ‘If you give us your son to fight with us, we will pay for your grandson’s treatment,’” he said.

The idea of one of his sons becoming an Islamic State fighter turned his stomach, and the thought of losing his grandson broke his heart. So Jassem took his family and escaped in the back of a smuggler’s truck. He said his son is now asking Jordanian authorities for medical help for the little boy.

“I am never going back to Syria,” Jassem said, looking out from his 12-by-18-foot hut at the bleak expanse of empty Jordan desert. “It’s not my Syria anymore.”

The Washington Post

Confronting the ‘Caliphate’: These stories are part of an occasional series about the militant group Islamic State and its violent collision with the United States and others intent on halting the group’s rapid rise.

Kevin Sullivan reported from Washington, London and Jordan. Souad Mekhennet in Morocco and Berlin; Loveday Morris, Erin Cunningham and Mustafa Salim in Iraq; Karla Adam in London; and Taylor Luck in Jordan contributed to this report. Photos by Charles Ommanney. Design by Danielle Rindler. Some Photos by Charles Ommanney

One question is fair to asks as one reads this live story and is the part of people choosing to live in these camps. Camps that curtail their freedom but at the same time it gives them some living conditions in which they don’t have to starve. If you are a believer and you have to live with little food, no freedom and horrid conditions you do it because you are looking to a wonderful life after you die. This does not make sense to people that wont believe precisely because of that. All religions offer you a life that no one as ever lived and come back to show you. Even a prophet or a Mesiath, they don’t give you a clear picture. Even the bible says tha you look at things ‘ hrough an obscure mirror now but then you will see things clear.’ That is true! After you die if you remain dead that is it! and if they had it right you will also know. 

Coming back to the camps and people economics and the money spent on the west to control this violent group that clearly believes in destroying the world as we know it. Being that everyone there is not there because they buy everything this people are selling, Why do countries have to force people into such levels of pressure by the economics of poverty when it would be so much cheaper to make a more fair world in which we can destroy poverty altogether. But this capitalist world believes that what I have is mine and I don’t want you to have anything unless you die getting it. ”This is a club and you need to belong.” What happens when the doors to that club and the windows and most of the inhabitants are blown to kingdom come? There has to be a level of fairness and fairness does not mean equality in wealth but equality in a way that offers everyone a free education and ways to make their own mark on the world that mark not being a violent one. We have already learnt there is no system in this world in everyone shares everything(communism) or in which the government can supply everything in an equity way (socialism). Some will always be rich and some wont be. But to have the majority of the people in poverty in resenting the top 1 or 2% is not the sway . It is not sustainable. We can teach those that don’t want o share that is for everyone own interests,particularly themselves to share something in which it make the bottom up their level through free education and fairness in which they keep the money they earn.

Some wonder what is the answer to avoid killings in schools and where kids and young adults meet in the U.S.? One of the ways to eliminate some of it might be to make the schools a more decent and accessible way to be and  learn. To make life fairer. Would that hurt those that want to have more than anybody else?  Yes they have to have less but not by much when it guarantees that they will keep what they have.
Adam Gonzalez

December 15, 2014

ISIS Killer captured and an Ice cold Confession Given

ISIS Killer Captured: The Chilling Confession .  .  .
Crazy Eyes Omar: can grow Handlebar Eyebrows. (PHOTO: Fox/Peshmerga)
"I would kill you .  .  .  .  " 
I'm sure those words reverberated for quite a time in the mind of the interviewer, after conducting her tete a tete with the ISIS executioner taken captive by Kurdish fighters in Northern Iraq.
This 25 year old killer for ISIS forces, named Omar, now permanently off of the battlefield as a result of his capture by Kurdish fighters in October, claims--when asked what he would do if he saw his female interviewer (a Fox reporter named Hollie McKay who travelled to Iraq for the exclusive interview) on the street, he stated the following:
“I would call you to Islam and if you did not come, I would kill you.”
Astounding words coming from someone who claims to follow what historically had always been (at least before the age of terrorism ie prior to the post 9/11 days) considered to be the Religion Of Tolerance. Islam as practiced by the vast majority of sane Muslims is indeed one of tolerance--built into its very fiber is a recognition of Jesus, Christianity, and of course, Judaism. The years of the Ottoman Empire in Israel-Palestine when the Turks administered the Holy Land were probably the most ideal, when all religions were treated with equal recognition and room was made for all.
Kurds up in Northern Iraq have captured hundreds of ISIS fighters there--the usual give and take of fortune in the day to day grind of battle--but our Omar not only had an especially gruesome profession within ISIS, but is willing to talk openly about it.
Omar claims now that he was "forced" into action with ISIS:
“They came to our area and forced me to protect their lands,” he said of regional ISIS commanders. “After a while they told me, ‘When are you going to start protecting your own land?’ They told me to do it or die, and then they killed people in front of me.”
His allegation of being "forced" into action rings hollow, when one listens to the man's sentiments about killing Holly McKay on the street for not following Islam. While a part of the ISIS ranks, in a mere couple of months, Omar personally carried out 70 executions.
Why? What was the capital crime committed by the victims?
“Because they were saying bad words about A'isha," he said. A'isha was one of Muhammad's wives, and is known by some as The Mother of Believers. Then, as if realizing how hollow that justification sounded, he threw in:
"And burning a mosque."
Omar was--as mentioned above--captured this past October, and sentenced to death after being convicted of terrorism. His sentence was then reduced to life in prison, for reasons that are not entirely clear. Now that he faces the awful non-future of wiling away his many decades of remaining life in a Kurdish prison cell for the rest of his natural life, Omar has turned rat on his former terrorism clique and offered to fight alongside the Kurdish peshmerga and/or the Iraqi military in general.
Nobody is biting on that particular carrot being dangled before them. Noting the extreme degree of fanaticism still resident within him--and also noting that when Omar discusses ISIS, he uses the actively-connected "we," thereby revealing that his heart still resides actively with his old battlefield buddies--no one is interested.
With friends like Omar, we really don't need any enemies.  
Preston Clive

October 25, 2014

How Isis Recruits western Young men and Would we be able to develop the Serum to Stop it


The Obama administration is trying to find ways to stop homegrown radicals and is looking outside of government for inspiration.
They're modeling a new program on the International Cultural Center in Maryland. It's the first community-led program to fight violent extremism, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan.
"It's a lot harder today to identify folks who are being radicalized because you can do it in the privacy of your own home right in your room and nobody's around," Montgomery County, Maryland, police chief Tom Manger said.
He said it’s what he can't see that worries him the most -- a lone wolf terrorist, inspired online.
"More often than not it's a U.S. citizen that is engaged in the activity," he said.
Now Manger’s police department is getting help.

Hedieh Mirahmadi trains parents, principals and pastors to intervene when a young person is on the wrong track.
"It's about using your influence as trusted adults to help somebody before they choose a path of violence," Mirahmadi said. 
She said a community-led program is needed to fight radicalization because many Muslims fear being profiled and do not trust law enforcement.
Her goal is to keep the young and vulnerable from being recruited, and there are certain signs she said can raise a red flag.
"Not participating in sports or social activities, extreme isolation or exclusion from mainstream society coupled with a very militant or combative interpretation of religious ideology," she said.
Mirahmadi said risk factors often include political grievances, mental illness and recent conversion to Islam.
She also shows community leaders how to spot online propaganda, like jihadi testimonials of Western fighters promising wives, money and the glory of war. 
But Mirahmadi said the hardest to counter are the slickly produced videos from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, often disguised as humanitarian appeals.
"That's a powerful motivator because it appeals to a sense of justice and a sense of helping the downtrodden or the oppressed," she said. "That makes it a lot harder than trying to convince somebody that you know a disgusting act of terrorism is bad."
Mirahmadi's idea has inspired a similar project launched by the Justice Department which is now reaching out to community leaders.
Whether its girls trying to marry jihadis abroad or someone inspired in front of a computer screen, there’s a challenge to understand what motivates people who live so far from the fight.

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