|Islamic State Threatens to Conquer Rome|
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Sunday, July 6, 2014
|The Self-Proclaimed Caliph|
The self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al Baghdadi of the "Islamic State," which now covers several provinces of Syria and Iraq, announced the intended conquest of Rome. Already, a few days ago a published map that shows the area that is to be subjected to the new Caliphate was published by the sympathizers of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist Militia of the Islamic State on the Internet. This includes large parts of Europe as well as the entire Iberian Peninsula with Madrid, Southeast Europe, and even the south and east of Austria with Vienna. Now "Caliph" al Baghdadi has also added Rome, the capital of Christianity, and the seat of the Pope. Rome and Italy were not included in the published map last Sunday.
"Caliph" al Baghdadi appealed to Muslims all over the world to immigrate to the state erected under his command as a bastion of orthodoxy and to join the jihad under his leadership. "Those can emigrate to the Islamic State, it should do well, because immigration to Dar al-Islam, the House of Islam, is a duty, said the "Caliph" in an audio message on the website of the Islamists. The combat force has become known under the name of "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." With the proclamation of the Caliphate few days ago, the organization was renamed "Islamic State" .
The Islamic State is The True "Dar al-Islam", the Land of All Muslims
"Hurry, Muslims, come to your country. It is your country. Syria is not for the Syrians and Iraq not for Iraqis. This land belongs to the Muslims, all Muslims," said al Baghdadi as published by the online service of The Telegraph. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi describes himself as the rightful first caliph since the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
"That's my advice for you. If you follow him, you will conquer Rome and become masters of the world by the will of Allah." With these words, the message ends. The Islamists are calling for the conquest of Madrid by 2020. Rome, which was excluded on the map of conquest, has now been expressly declared by the new "Caliph" as the chief target and key to world conquest.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred email@example.com
Sunday, June 22, 2014
|"European" Islamists at War|
(Baghdad) The Islamists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) march forward. In Christian areas in Mosul they have interrupted the electricity and water supply, as the news agency Aina reports. The access to the water for inhabited places like the Assyrian settlements Bartella and Qaraqosh they control and require payments. One liter of water costs six dollars. The price goes up almost daily. It's unaffordable for many residents. A new preliminary form of the poll tax, which Christians have to pay to the Islamist "caliphate". It's a form to break any resistance.
Are Saddam's chemical weapons still in Iraq?
According to the Wall Street Journal, the jihadists have also taken Al Muthanna, where Saddam Hussein was producing chemical weapons and have occupied it. According to American security sources, however, the Islamists were not in a position to deploy the complicated weapons. The only people who would be harmed by the chemical weapons operated by Islamists, would be themselves," says the Wall Street Journal, quoting an American officer. Even more than this naive assumption, the question arises as to why, just 45 kilometers away from Baghdad in Al Muthanna, there are chemical weapons are stored.
Thousands of Islamists from Europe to fight in the Middle East
There are not only Iraqis in the ranks of the ISIS, but Syrians, Saudis, Chechens, Afghans, Pakistanis, Yemenis, Somalis, Tunisians, Egyptians, Algerians are fighting as well. Among them are also "European" units. Europol estimates the number of fighters at 2,300 that have set out from Europe to fight in the Middle East for the ISIS jihad. How much are from Germany or Austria, and Switzerland, no one knows exactly. According to Europol, the United Kingdom is the country from which most jihadists have set out.
And if the ISIS-fighters return to Europe?
According Lahoor Talabani, head of the anti-terrorist unit of the autonomous Kurdish government in northern Iraq, to start, there are at least 450 British citizens who have joined the ISIS. The task force associated with Al-Qaida controls today, says Talabani, a contiguous area with an east-west distance of at least 500 kilometers. An area in which the border between Iraq and Syria is no longer important because it extends over both countries. After the conquest of Fallujah in January and now Mosul and Tikrit also, the ISIS has pushed up to within a few miles of Baghdad.
For Talabani fighters from Europe are a problem not only for Iraq but for Europe as well, because ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi "if they survive their current engagement, they can be used for an attack against England." The situation will deteriorate rapidly if the West doesn't do anything. "Talabani hopes for air support from the West, as requested by Iraq's Prime Minister Al Maliki. However, U.S. President Obama seems unenthusiastic, to again return to the land that had been conquered in 2003. Obama had made the campaign promise to leave Iraq and that had helped him win the 2008 presidential election.
From Stone Age The Taliban Have Long Been Digitized
Meanwhile, the time in which the Islamists sent messages with videotapes is long in the past. Today they skillfully use the limitless possibilities of communication on the Internet. There are no more video messages from Afghan caves. Instead, the Islamists have their own websites, using the latest technological standards and publishing their texts, messages and photos on Facebook. From the "Stone Age-Taliban," as it was called disparagingly still around 2000, they have become a "digitized Taliban". Their global loudspeaker is the Internet.
They have no problems to post on Twitter and Facebook about their actions. The enemy may read along. However, they are aimed at mobilizing influence in the Islamic world. The Internet offers the possibility to simultaneously use information and disinformation. Syria's president has accused all rebels of being terrorists. But the West has supported the rebels and claimed a part is democratic. This offers the Islamists enormous leeway to present themselves as anti-Assad-front and as "good" rebels.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Edit: This is from Maximilian Hanlon. We’ve made the suggestion before. This isn’t from the Onion. It’s certainly gaining traction as reports of unrest in Turkey increase as it sends ripples across the Islamic World, here, here, here...
Each of these United States military interventions occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire, and where a secular regime was replaced by an Islamist one. So far, the German policy of keeping hidden its leadership role in its attempt to reconstitute the Ottoman Empire has succeeded.
Since the mid-1990s the United States has intervened militarily in several internal armed conflicts in Europe and the Middle East: bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of Izetbegovic's Moslem Regime in Bosnia in 1995, bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of KLA Moslems of Kosovo in 1999, bombing Libya's Gaddafi regime in support of rebels in 2010. Each intervention was justified to Americans as motivated by humanitarian concerns: to protect Bosnian Moslems from genocidal Serbs, to protect Kosovo Moslems from genocidal Serbs, and to protect Libyans from their murderous dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Other reasons for these interventions were also offered: to gain for the United States a strategic foothold in the Balkans, to defeat communism in Yugoslavia, to demonstrate to the world's Moslems that the United States is not anti-Moslem, to redefine the role of NATO in the post-Cold War era, among others.
Each of these United States military interventions occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire. In each, a secular regime was ultimately replaced by an Islamist one favoring sharia law and the creation of a world-wide Caliphate. The countries that experienced the "Arab Spring" of the 2010s without the help of American military intervention, Tunisia and Egypt, had also been part of the Ottoman Empire, and also ended up with Islamist regimes.
Read further at Gatestone Institute….