THE ping on my phone came at 4am. Bleary-eyed, I reached out of bed for my mobile, wondering what kind of person would message at such an ungodly hour.
From the glow of the screen I could make out that someone with the Twitter handle “@UmmHussain101”, and with a profile picture of a veiled Muslim woman, had liked one of my tweets.
Then it came back to me. A day earlier, I had unmasked in an article in The Sunday Times another Briton who had travelled to Syria to join Isis. But this was no ordinary British Muslim who had gone overseas for jihad. Remarkably, it was a white mother of two from Kent who at one time was the singer and guitarist in an all-girl punk rock band.
Her name was Sally Jones — and she would haunt me for the next three years as she became the world’s most wanted female terrorist. Last week it emerged that the 48-year-old Isis recruiter had finally been killed in a Pentagon air strike.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, were battling the last “Islamic State” (IS) fighters in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa on Sunday.
On Saturday, the SDF had agreed to a proposal that allowed Syrian IS jihadists to leave the city. IS’ foreign fighters were excluded from the evacuation deal.
“Last night, the final batch of fighters (who agreed to leave) left the city,” said SDF spokesman Mostafa Bali, adding that no foreign fighters had left the city. The SDF later said in a statement that around 275 local fighters and their families had left as part of the deal.
CREEPING ISLAMISATION IN Southeast Asia’s Muslim-majority countries is threatening to undo recent progress in gender equality, say women’s rights advocates who are stepping up campaigns for greater legal protections. They say recent controversies, including the launch of a mobile dating app for polygamists in Indonesia, have highlighted how cultural and religious views are increasingly impeding efforts towards gender equality in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.
The death toll from the most powreful bomb blast witnessed outside the Safari Hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has risen to 189 with more than 200 injured.
It is the single deadliest attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation.
Police said a truck bomb exploded outside the Safari Hotel at the K5 intersection, which is lined with government offices, restaurants and kiosks, flattening buildings and setting vehicles on fire. A separate blast struck the Medina district two hours later.
Coptic priest stabbed to death by Islamist terrorist
The brutal Jihadist murder of Coptic priest Monsignor Samaan on a busy Cairo street has so far elicited no response from Egypt’s government.
In an act of jihad by a Cairo Muslim named Ahmed Saayed Al Sunbaty, wielding a sword in the streets of Al Marg in Egypt’s capital city in broad daylight, two Orthodox priests, Father Beeman Muftah and Monsignor Samaan, became the targets of a brutal terrorist murderer. On Thursday, October 12, the two priests were visiting Cairo to raise funds for the poor villagers of Bani Sweef (Al Minya). They departed from a store (a construction steel seller) and returned to their car when the Monsignor realized he forgot his cell phone in the store. Father Beeman asked their driver, Gerges Kamel, to accompany the Monsignor on his return to the store in order to retrieve it.
Mr. Kamel gave the following firsthand account: “There was water in the street dividing us. I followed him separated by water, and suddenly I saw a man carrying a sword begin to follow Monsignor Samaan who began running toward the store. At the store entrance, the attacker reached the Monsignor and stabbed him in his side. Monsignor fell to the ground. At that point, the killer stabbed him again in the neck, slaughtering him. The murderer then hit him in the skull and then carved a cross with the same tool into Monsignor Samaan’s forehead.”
PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban have rejected allegations from freed Canadian Joshua Boyle that the militants raped his wife and killed one of their infant children while the family was being hostage.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Afghan Taliban, told media on Sunday that they never raped Boyle’s wife, Caitlan Coleman, and never even parted the pair from each other in the past five years that they were in captivity.
I don’t believe a word Boyle says, his statements lauding the Pakistani government’s rescue effort seem more staged than a Trudeau photo op, in a video at the link below he recounts his “rescue”, it sounds like pure propaganda .
This smacks of a deal between Pakistan and the Taliban to take the heat off from Trump. I doubt that Trudeau was even informed it was going down, a good move by Trump if so.
‘The captors ran like cowards’: Canadian hostage recounts the terrifying firefight that led to his family’s rescue from the Taliban
I hope the wife’s father is able to arrange for her and the kids to visit the USA soon…
A Muslim imam who campaigns against radical Islam has been forced into hiding after his home was targeted and his car keyed with the letters ISIS.
Adelaide’s Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi, who preaches messages of peace, returned home this week to find his car emblazoned with the symbol for the Islamic State militant group.
The Danish government announced on Thursday that it was extending controls at its border with Germany. In a letter to the EU, Copenhagen cited the security risk posed by people fleeing deportation orders south of the border.
“The large number of illegal migrants and rejected asylum seekers who are awaiting deportation in Germany are a real security threat,” the Danish government wrote in a letter to the EU justifying the decision to extend border controls.
There is “a risk that terror groups will take advantage of their precarious situation,” the letter stated.
Muslim Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi has warned that an independent state within Australia is the agenda of radicals, according to an upcoming interview on Today Tonight.
The Muslim leader, who has openly spoken out against ISIS and extremists, is interviewed on Seven’s Today Tonight and claimed radicals would ‘create a country within your country’.
The driver who left a woman trapped inside a burning, crashed car on the Gowanus Expressway wasn’t heartless — he was a hero, the man’s brother told The Post.
“He did not just run away from the scene. He lost his phone in the car [and was] unable to call the ambulance,” Waheed Ahmad, 21, said about his brother Saeed Ahmad, 23.
The conflict between the Buddhist majority in Myanmar (Burma) and the Muslim ethnic minority known as the Rohingya is intensifying, and the Buddhists are winning, forcing the Muslims across the border into Bangladesh or into boats bound for Malaysia, both Islamic lands. Naturally, the western media takes a very dim view of this…
Myanmar is protecting itself from a Muslim insurgency. Western nations will be forced to do the same unless steps are taken now. We can hope our political “leaders” recognize that where there is Islam there is no peace. If not we’ll simply have to get new leaders.
Janet Jackson is a very stupid woman.
A spokesman for the U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria says the “final” battle to uproot the extremists from the northern city of Raqqa is under way, as dozens of IS fighters surrender.
Mustafa Bali, the spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said on October 14 that the battle could take hours or days.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is an alliance of Arab and Kurdish militias dominated by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.
The loss of Raqqa, once the de facto capital of its self-proclaimed caliphate, would deal a huge blow to the militant group.
A former Islamic State commander has warned ISIS are using the internet to recruit potentially deadly ISIS sleeper cells in the UK.
ISIS leaders are sending propaganda over the internet to further radicalise potential recruits and ‘encourage jihad’, according to Emir Abu Abboud al-Raqqawi — who held several high-ranking positions within the Islamic religious police force.
In an interview, he has revealed the chilling details of how multi-lingual and sophisticate terrorist recruiters are helping to establish sleeper cells in western Europe.