Tag: Iraq

What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

by MEHDI HASAN for HUFFINGTON POST UK on AUGUST 21, 2014:  Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May? A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages to […]

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Top Ten Articles of the Academic Summer (in ISLAMiCommentary)

Top Ten Articles of the Academic Summer (in ISLAMiCommentary)

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 27, 2014:  These were the top ten most-accessed original pieces on ISLAMiCommentary this summer. 1.Five Years Since ‘New Muslim Cool’, Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of US Muslim Religious Culture (by Julie Poucher Harbin, Duke University)  2.Looking Beyond the Safety of the Hate Narrative (by Yakir Englander, Northwestern University) […]

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Robert Kaplan: Terrorism as Theater

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by ROBERT KAPLAN for STRATFOR’S GLOBAL AFFAIRS WITH ROBERT KAPLAN on AUGUST 27, 2014:  The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols. Foley […]

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WATCH– Anti-ISIS Propaganda on Iraqi TV: Iraqi Lion and Hawks Hunt Down ISIS Rats

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

via MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE on AUGUST 27, 2014:  In this anti-ISIS propaganda video, ISIS rats are seen crawling out of their holes and invading a town. Iraqi hawks, responding to the roar of the Iraqi lion, swoop down upon them. The hawks then turn into Iraqi fighter planes. — Related A video (released by the […]

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More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Syria warned the United States on Monday not to extend its air war against radical Islamist militants into Syria. Bruce Jentleson, a former senior advisor to the US State Department and current public policy professor at Duke University says “a shift […]

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LISTEN: Bruce Jentleson on ISIS and the Murder of James Foley

LISTEN: Bruce Jentleson on ISIS and the Murder of James Foley

[ 1 ] August 22, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via WWL RADIO NEW ORLEANS (RADIO HOST TOMMY TUCKER INTERVIEWS BRUCE JENTLESON) on AUGUST 21, 2014:  WWL Radio host Tommy Tucker talks to Bruce Jentleson, a Duke Prof. of Public Policy & Political Science and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, about the beheading […]

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In Killing a Journalist, ‘ISIS Has Grossly Miscalculated,’ Says Military Expert

In Killing a Journalist, ‘ISIS Has Grossly Miscalculated,’ Says Military Expert

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Charlie Dunlap Jr, a professor of the practice at Duke Law School and executive director of Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, said today that ISIS “has grossly miscalculated” in its execution of freelance journalist James Foley. Foley was abducted in northern Syria in […]

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Let’s Call ISIS “The Un-Islamic State” (Arsalan Iftikhar)

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by ARSALAN IFTIKHAR for THE ISLAMIC MONTHLY on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Dear ISIS & Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, You are not “The Islamic State.” There is nothing Islamic about beheading foreign journalists, indiscriminately targeting religious minorities and instilling wanton terror within the general civilian population where your terrorist thugs operate. FULL ARTICLE Arsalan Iftikhar is an international […]

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5 Questions by Which to Judge Obama’s Decision to Return US Forces to Combat (Peter Feaver)

5 Questions by Which to Judge Obama’s Decision to Return US Forces to Combat (Peter Feaver)

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by PETER FEAVER for FOREIGN POLICY on AUGUST 19, 2014:  President Barack Obama took a big gamble in recommitting U.S. forces into combat in Iraq’s civil war. I think he made the right choice, and so do the American people (so far). Despite being told over and over again by pundits that they must oppose […]

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Don’t BS the American People About Iraq, Syria, and ISIL (Brian Fishman)

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by BRIAN FISHMAN for WAR ON THE ROCKS on AUGUST 20, 2014:  The apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a stark reminder of the group’s terrible brutality and the seriousness required to counter them. Unfortunately, much of the political discourse about the Islamic […]

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