Rape as a Weapon of Jihad

The jihadist terror group the Islamic State has adopted a wide variety of violent tactics to subdue and ultimately destroy minority populations in Syria and Iraq-- from crucifixions to beheadings to the mass burning of symbols of Western "decadence." But it is the group's campaign of sexual violence against minority women that Foreign Policy magazine notes could be the most devastating to those affected.
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Jihadists Blame Haines Execution on Cameron for Joining Coalition

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron reacted to the beheading video of British aid worker David Haines by saying, “The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude. We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.” 13 Sep 2014

Liberia's Largets Newspaper Compares 9/11 and Ebola Outbreak

Nations facing the Ebola virus have experienced a devastation unprecedented in the history of the disease. To fully grasp the magnitude of the outbreak's disastrous affects on Liberia, a column in the nation's largest newspaper, the Liberian Observer, asks whether the loss of more than 2,000 lives to Ebola can compare to a similar death toll for Americans on September 11, 2001. 13 Sep 2014

Devastating Sectarian Conflict in Central African Republic Has Killed More than 5,000 This Year

In a new tally by the Associated Press, a longstanding but escalating conflict between rival Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic has taken the lives of more than 5,000 people since December of last year. The oft-forgotten conflict, in which militias on both sides target and destroy civilian communities, has ravaged the nation's infrastructure and government. 13 Sep 2014

Report: ISIS Has over 40 Cells in Lebanon

Over 40 undercover ISIS cells now exist in Lebanon, according to the Daily Star in Lebanon. A Lebanese security organization asserts that each of the cells includes three or four members who come from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, or the Palestinian Arab areas. 13 Sep 2014

Domestic Jihadi Serial Killer Confesses to 4 Murders

Ali Muhammad Brown has confessed to murdering four innocent people in the name of Islam and jihad. By Brown's own account, the murders were an act of vengeance for Muslim deaths in “Iraq, Syria, [and] Afghanistan… All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.” 13 Sep 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals. But he announced his brother would run in his place, saying "we cannot go backwards." 12 Sep 2014

Pakistan Nabs Militants Linked to Attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women. 12 Sep 2014

Islamic State Threatens to Behead Iraqi Journalist

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has announced that the terrorist group the Islamic State (ISIS) kidnapped Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, an Iraqi journalist, on September 7. The jihadist group is threatening to behead him if he does not agree to work for them. 12 Sep 2014

Ebola Medical Worker Forced to Turn Away Patients in Liberia

Medical worker Pierre Trbovic helped run an Ebola clinic in Liberia. Specifically, he helped keep patients out, as the facility was far too small to harbor the number of patients storming in. In a column for The Guardian, Trbovic attempts to explain the feeling of turning Ebola patients away. 12 Sep 2014

Daily Jihad: Exclusive--AEI's Michael Rubin on Assyrian-Kurd Rift

The Assyrian community and the Kurds of Iraq have staked a claim to areas throughout the region, including the Nineveh province in the State’s north. Due to the Islamic State’s surge through the country, geopolitical ramifications have caused both entities to make aggressive claims in hopes to secure particular lands for the future of their people and their progeny. 12 Sep 2014

Oxford Study: 15 Currently Uncontaminated Countries At Risk of Ebola Outbreak

The largest Ebola outbreak in history, spanning five west African countries, continues to spread and threatens to engulf the infrastructures of multiple nations. The situation could get worse for the continent, according to one Oxford University study that finds animals carrying the virus are being eaten in at least 15 different countries at risk for an outbreak. 12 Sep 2014

Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans Seek Secession Vote

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain. 12 Sep 2014

Kerry Lands in Turkey Seeking Support for Anti-ISIS Coalition

(AFP) US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ankara Friday for talks aimed at building a coalition against Islamic State jihadists, a visit that comes after Turkey refused to allow the use of its air bases for launching attacks on the extremists. 12 Sep 2014

Judge: Pistorius is Guilty of Culpable Homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. 12 Sep 2014

Germany, Turkey Won't Join in Airstrikes Against Islamic State

German and Turkish officials have announced that they will not send fighter jets to Iraq and Syria as part of a coalition effort to conduct air strikes against the Islamic State terror group.Turkey has in addition also refused its airspace for US air missions in Syria against the Islamic State (IS). 12 Sep 2014

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