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Chris Hughes: Attack in Sri Lanka has all the hallmarks of ISIS revenge strikes

Mass targeting of Christians and western-style hotels took the authorities and western intelligence agencies by surprise but all the signs point to ISIS [Author: Chris Hughes]
Tags: World news, Chris Hughes


The Oresteia In Mosul (Who Says Ancient Greek Tragedy Isn’t Relevant?)

The daring stage director Milo Rau and his Belgian theater comany have adapted the Aeschylus trilogy to the Iraqi city that was occupied and devastated by, then liberated from, ISIS. Said one cast member, “We do not need to act a tragedy. This play is just talking about the reality of Mosul.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Isis, Theatre, Mosul, Milo Rau, 04.17.19


The right to 3D-print arms

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. “Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC. Does it? Six years ago, a company called Defense Distributed posted blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the web. The Obama State Department said that violated the Arms Control Act because allowing foreigners to see them is equivalent to exporting a missile launcher, and that’s illegal. Defense Distributed withdrew the blueprints. Gun control advoc...
Tags: Isis, Instagram, Congress, California, Opinion, Massachusetts, America, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Paris, Msnbc, Doj, Oklahoma City, Josh Blackman, Blackman


US officials say more than 2,000 suspected foreign ISIS fighters being held in Syria

The number of suspected foreign ISIS fighters being detained by US-backed forces in Syria has now surpassed 2,000, with a small number claiming to be US citizens, three US officials told CNN.
Tags: Isis, US, Syria, Cnn


New Ways of Seeing: James Bridle's BBC radio show about networked digital tools in our "image-soaked culture"

James "New Aesthetic" Bridle (previously) is several kinds of provocateur and artist (who can forget his autonomous vehicle trap, to say nothing of his groundbreaking research on the violent Youtube Kids spammers who came to dominate the platform with hour+ long cartoons depicting cartoon characters barfing and murdering all over each other?). So there's no one better poised to comment on the way that the meaning of images is changing thanks to networked digital tools that have created an "...
Tags: Art, Post, Gender, UK, New York, Isis, News, Audio, Bbc, Surveillance, Infrastructure, Radio, Ai, Media Theory, Berger, Youtube Kids


Another Appellate Court Rejects “Material Support for Terrorist” Claims Against Social Media Platforms–Crosby v. Twitter

This suit involves the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. The shooter Mateen claims to have self-radicalized by consuming terrorist content on social media. After the shooting, ISIS claimed responsibility. The plaintiffs didn’t sue Mateen or ISIS but instead sued Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. According to the court, “the substance of the complaint was that Defendants’ platforms were so poorly policed as to afford Mateen encouragement and assistance.” The Sixth Circuit dismissed the ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Isis, Sixth Circuit, Law, Force, Crosby, Cohen, Twitter Inc, Orlando Florida, Sinclair, Twitter Facebook, Cain, Google Facebook, Gonzalez, Copeland


ISIS offshoot in Afghanistan willing, able to strike US, says intelligence official

ISIS-K, the terror group's offshoot in Afghanistan, represents the top threat to western countries, according to a senior intelligence official.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Isis, News, US, Afghanistan, Usa Today


Islamophobia and the counterculture of Christ

(Photo courtesy of Raphael1/Wikimedia CC) International (MNN) –Google the phrase ‘anti-Muslim’ on a news website and you’ll get a page full of political stories from around the world, along with a smattering of terms like ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘hate speech’. The rise of terrorism and extremism is hard to deny. It’s increasingly difficult to separate the issues of national security from religion. It’s a topic fraught with controversy and high emotion. Chris Ruge, Prayercast director and overs...
Tags: Google, Isis, Middle East, Jesus, Christ, North Africa, PAUL, Billy Graham, Saul, Osama bin Laden He, Ruge, Raphael1 Wikimedia CC International MNN, Chris Ruge Prayercast, Prayercast Ruge


In Post-ISIS Iraq, Volunteering Can Quickly Become An Act Of Rebellion

In the aftermath of ISIS, a nurse in Mosul took it upon herself to clear the streets of corpses that had been there for weeks and months. It got her in trouble but helped spark a volunteer movement.
Tags: Isis, News, Mosul


Far-Right Fearmongers Push Bizarro Narratives About Notre Dame Fire

The blaze that consumed much of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday afternoon was, by all official accounts, a tragic accident related to ongoing renovations on the structure’s wooden frame. But that hasn’t stopped the “just asking questions” brigade from pushing their usual brand of nonsense. In the hours after the iconic 12th century monument went up in flames, far-right conspiracy theorists began casting doubt on the official story. Twitter fabulists with tens of thousands of followers hy...
Tags: Europe, Isis, London, News, France, Arson, Ap, Cnn, Conspiracy, Fox, Paris, Fox News, Smith, Islamophobia, Notre Dame, Palmyra


"Its construction began in the year 1163 and ended in 1345. It's time to say goodbye to your oratory polytheism."

That's the translation — from French — of the words of a "poster" that has appeared on line. It was — if we are to believe the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium — put up by Al-Muntasir, which is, we're told, affiliated with ISIS. Reported in The Daily Mail, with this image:The non-French writing at the bottom says, we're told, "Have a good day."I note:1. It is not claiming credit for the destruction, so that it makes me more likely to believe what the initial reports on the fire speculate...
Tags: Google, Isis, Law, Fire, Daily Mail, Catholicism, Islam, Notre Dame, Catholics, Christian Church, Ann Althouse, Insults, Terrorism Research Analysis Consortium, Al Muntasir


Behold Thy Mother: Notre Dame

Puis il dit au disciple, “Voilà ta Mère.” And then he said to the disciple, “Behold thy Mother.”It’s one of the most gripping scenes in the Gospels of Holy Week. From the cross, Christ says to his mother, “Woman, behold thy son.” To his disciple, he says, “Behold thy mother.” This is the moment that Mary becomes, for all Christians, Our Mother. And “Our Lady.” In French: “Nôtre Dame.”When I heard two years ago that Our Lady in Paris was falling apart, the victim of neglect by the French state an...
Tags: Europe, Isis, News, France, New York City, Paris, Catholic Church, Notre Dame, Christ, Jonah, Emmanuel Macron, Mary, Eastern Syria, Christendom, Pascal Emmanuel Gobry, Bernard Pivot


US airstrike kills ISIS-Somalia's 'second in command'

The US military conducted an airstrike Sunday that killed Abdulhakim Dhuqub, a high ranking ISIS-Somalia official.
Tags: Isis, US, Cnn, Abdulhakim Dhuqub, ISIS Somalia


Australian Isis terrorist's children reunited with grandmother in Syria

Karen Nettleton finally gets the chance to embrace the orphaned children of Khaled SharroufAfter more than five years of sleepless nights, Australian grandmother Karen Nettleton has finally had a chance to embrace her orphaned grandchildren – the children of Australia’s most notorious Isis terrorist, Khaled Sharrouf.The emotionally charged moment when Nettleton was reunited with the children in a Syrian refugee camp was broadcast in an ABC TV Four Corners documentary on Monday night. Continue re...
Tags: Isis, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Nettleton, Karen Nettleton


Red Cross: Nurse kidnapped by ISIS in 2013 may still be alive

A New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS while working in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed Sunday.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, New Zealand, Stories, Red Cross, International Committee, Red Cross ICRC


Nurse kidnapped by ISIS in 2013 may still be alive, says Red Cross

A New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS while working in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed Sunday.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, New Zealand, Stories, Red Cross, International Committee, Red Cross ICRC


DNA test confirms killing of leader of ISIS-affiliated group in Philippines

DNA tests have confirmed that the leader of an ISIS-affiliated terror group was killed in a military operation last month, officials in the Philippines say.
Tags: Asia, Isis, News, Philippines


New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS in 2013 may still be alive, ICRC says

The International Committee of the Red Cross has issued a plea for help in locating three aid workers who were kidnapped by ISIS militants over five years ago, the humanitarian group said in a statement Sunday.
Tags: Isis, News, Middle East, New Zealand, Icrc, International Committee of the Red Cross


Nurse kidnapped by ISIS may still be alive, ICRC says

A New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS while working in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed Sunday.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, New Zealand, Stories, Icrc, International Committee, Red Cross ICRC


New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS in 2013 may still be alive, ICRC says

The International Committee of the Red Cross has issued a plea for help in locating three aid workers who were kidnapped by ISIS militants over five years ago, the humanitarian group said in a statement Sunday.
Tags: Isis, Cnn, New Zealand, Icrc, International Committee of the Red Cross


New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says

The identity of Akavi, 62, has been revealed in a bid to secure her release after the fall of the last Isis strongholdA New Zealand nurse kidnapped in Syria more than five years ago may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said, revealing her identity for the first time in a bid to secure her release.Louisa Akavi, 62, and two Syrian colleagues have been held hostage for longer than anyone in the 156-year history of the international aid organisation, and the fall of I...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, World news, Syria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, New York Times, New Zealand, Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC, Akavi, Louisa Akavi


ISIS Kidnapped Her 5 Years Ago. The Red Cross Thinks She May Still Be Alive.

The abduction of Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand, was kept secret for years. Now the aid group is breaking its silence in hopes of saving her.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, Terrorism, New Zealand, Humanitarian Aid, International Committee of the Red Cross, Louisa, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Kidnapping and Hostages, Akavi, Louisa Akavi


DNA test confirms killing of leader of ISIS-affiliated group in Philippines

DNA tests have confirmed that the leader of an ISIS-affiliated terror group was killed in a military operation last month, officials in the Philippines say.
Tags: Isis, Cnn, Philippines


Leader of Isis in Philippines killed, DNA tests confirm

Defence secretary says US confirmed death of Abu Dar, the charismatic leader of Isis-affiliated Maute GroupDNA tests have confirmed the death of Philippines Isis leader known as “Abu Dar”, the last surviving leader of Isis-affiliated Maute Group, after a months-long military operation.The defence secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, told the Guardian: “It means that the self-proclaimed Isis leader is dead. His group is leaderless in the meantime and also they are scattered after that successful operatio...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, US, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Defence, Delfin Lorenzana, Maute Group, Philippines Isis, Abu Dar


Where Trump’s and Bibi’s Interests Clash

What Bibi wants, Bibi gets. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On Monday, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation's government as such a threat. Iran's Supreme National Security Council responded by declaring U.S. Central Command a terrorist group. With 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, often in proximity to Iranian units, this inches America closer to war. Why di...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Guns, Senate, China, Iraq, Russia, Israel, Jerusalem, America, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Gop, United States


Family of Brit beheaded by 'Jihadi John' still waiting for his body to be found

Bethany Haines,22, said she is "sick of waiting" for dad David Haines body to be discovered five years after he was killed by the ISIS extremist [Author: Sally Hind]
Tags: Isis, UK News, Jihadi John, David Haines, Bethany Haines, Sally Hind


Twitter Deletes All Official Accounts For The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria (ISIS)

At a time of massive victories in Iraq by The Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) Twitter deleted all ISIS official accounts on Twitter, this comes one day after the American and Iranian backed Shia Nouri Al Maliki government blocking of social media... visit ArabCrunch website for more details.
Tags: Ecommerce, Twitter, Isis, News, Iraq, Syria, Shia Nouri Al Maliki


Iraq seeks multibillion dollar fee to receive Isis prisoners

Baghdad in talks with US to receive remnants of terror group captured over five yearsBaghdad and Washington are in talks to transfer and place on trial tens of thousands of suspected Isis fighters and their families from detention centres in Syria to prison camps in Iraq, with Iraqi officials seeking a multibillion dollar fee to receive remnants of the terror group captured over five years of war.Discussions about what to do with Isis members, among them thousands of foreign men, women and child...
Tags: Isis, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Baghdad


German ISIS member faces war crime trial over Yazidi girl's murder

A German woman accused of joining ISIS and committing war crimes, as an accomplice to the murder of a five-year-old Yazidi girl she is alleged to have bought as a slave, has gone on trial in Munich.
Tags: Europe, Isis, News


German Woman Goes on Trial in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl Held as ISIS Slave

In one of the highest-profile cases against a female ISIS member, German prosecutors accused the defendant and her husband of holding a 5-year-old Yazidi girl as a slave and letting her die of thirst.
Tags: Isis, News, Germany, Iraq, Terrorism, War Crimes, Women and Girls, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Yazidi (Religious Sect, Jennifer W