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Islamic State conquers Kurdish HQ, thousands flee as Turkey criticizes U.S.

Islamic State militants have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling at least 40 percent of the Syrian town. They have seized the Kurd headquarters, a monitoring group said. At least 200,000 have fled the region in recent weeks ahead of the attack by the Sunni Muslmi extremists. Michael Thompson from One Love, Earth via wikimedia commons “They More...

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By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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President Obama said administration ‘underestimated’ ISIS threat

President Obama announced Sunday that his administration “underestimated what had been taking place in Syria” and overestimated the Iraqi military’s abilities to defeat ISIS. He now says that ISIS, as well More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FBI says ISIS leader ‘Jihadi John’ from videos, but doesn’t name Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary

The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos, but law enforcement will not reveal the identity of the man known only as “Jihadi John,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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US airstrikes across Iraq, Syria continue, Obama ‘not tolerate safe havens for terrorists’

President Obama continued to note that five Arab nations are aligned with the U.S. against the Islamic State in Syria so it “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.” The More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet when it violated airspace over Golan Heights

Israeli army officials confirmed that they shot down a Syrian fighter jet which flew into the Golan Heights airspace on Tuesday.   The remarks claim it was “apparently a MiG-21 fighter jet which was shot More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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John Kerry on ISIS: ‘radical, extremist philosophy, cultish, but ‘not a religious outlook’

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist on “Morning Joe” about Islamic State, who they are as an enemy and fueled a ton of backlash from right wing More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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British hostage John Cantlie featured in latest ISIS propaganda video

Islamic State Sunni extremists are continuing to spread propaganda through the use of videos directed at the United States and the U.K. In the latest video, British hostage John Cantlie is featured “condemning More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Mohammad Ali Baryalei, Omarjan Azari named as top ISIS agents in Aussie bust, most detainees released

Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State militant group was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Bill Maher defends Christians, points out Saudi Arabia violence, hypocrisy

The Christian world may be shocked to learn devout and vocal atheist Bill Maher corrected Charlie Rose during a new interview, pointing out the violence in Islamic nations and defended Rose’s comparisons to More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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British Muslims ask leaders, media to stop calling ISIS ‘Islamic State’

Some British Muslim leaders have called on Prime Minister David Cameron and other politicians to stop referring to the Sunni militant jihadist group as the “Islamic State” and have instead suggested the media More...

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