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As Sunni Jihadists Plunder Iraq, Shi'ite Cleric Warns US to Stay Out

A week after the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) announced its takeover of the Iraqi city of Mosul, staggering figures of the money the Sunni jihadists have plundered from the nation are beginning to surface. Sunni jihadists aren't the only ones who pose a threat to the West, however, as a Shi'ite leader recently called for arms against American forces. Jun 22, 2014 12:02 PM PT

Kurdish Forces on ISIS: Hard 'Killing Somebody Who Already Wants to Die'

Much has been made of Iraq's ethnic Kurds' role in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a group of Sunni jihadists aiming to overthrow Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government. While the Kurds struggle to establish their own government, they have also provided valuable military resistance the Iraqi army could not. Jun 21, 2014 10:43 AM PT

Australia Offering Refugees up to $9,300 to Return Home

As immigration becomes an increasingly unwieldy problem for the Australian government, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is launching a program that would pay refugees to return home. The payments vary depending on country of origin and the Australian government would pay for the return trip. Jun 21, 2014 8:11 AM PT

ISIS Mocks Michelle Obama, Parades English-Speaking Jihadist Imported from UK

Michelle Obama's #bringbackourgirls tweet has become the laughingstock of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the militant jihadist group terrorizing Iraq. Jihadists have allegedly doctored the original photo of the First Lady brandishing a hashtag and added "#bringbackourhumvee," a reference to stolen American military equipment. Jun 20, 2014 1:39 PM PT

Egypt Demands Death Sentence for Muslim Brotherhood Head

The Egyptian government is adding to its already formidable number of death sentence requests to the Mufti, the nation's chief judicial authority, requesting that the head of the former Muslim Brotherhood be executed. The move is part of a larger crackdown on crime that ranges from Islamist activity to sexual assault and harassment. Jun 20, 2014 1:04 PM PT

Children Used as Props in Jihad

The offensive by the jihadist terror group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq has featured not only the murderous brutality expected in a war to impose fundamentalist Sharia law, but a shockingly rich library of Internet memes, propaganda posters, and on-the-ground journalism meant to persuade Muslims to join ISIS. One particularly alarming trend among self-proclaimed members and supporters of ISIS online is the repeated use of images of young children to promote the cause. Jun 20, 2014 11:35 AM PT

Report: Radical Leftist 'Occupy' Party in Spain Received Funding from Hugo Chavez

The radical left-wing party Podemos ("We Can") of Spain, which became the sensation of the European Parliament elections after winning a stunning five seats and 1.2 million votes on its first try, accepted millions of Euros from Hugo Chávez's repressive socialist regime in Venezuela, money on which it never paid requisite taxes. Jun 19, 2014 2:00 PM PT

New Report: US Attorney for NJ Seeks Christie BridgeGate Indictment

UNION CITY, New Jersey -- The scandal that swept the nation this winter may be all but dead to the mainstream media, but new reports are surfacing that the George Washington Bridge scandal that threatened Gov. Chris Christie's career may result in his indictment. Jun 19, 2014 1:39 PM PT

Biden Announces US Support for FARC Peace Talks in Colombia

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is enjoying a victory lap after being reelected last week--an election that many interpret as a mandate to continue peace talks with the terrorist guerrilla, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The United States, Vice President Joe Biden asserted this week, also supports the talks. Jun 19, 2014 12:07 PM PT

Mass Kidnapping by ISIS Pulls India into Iraq Debacle as Iran, U.S. Mull Options

Iran and Syria have reportedly already sent soldiers into Iraq to help fight the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and the United States has deployed 275 soldiers to help protect the embassy in Baghdad. With reports that 40 Indian construction workers have been kidnapped, the conflict threatens to go global. Jun 19, 2014 11:24 AM PT

ISIS's Gruesome Iraq Propaganda Includes Severed Heads, Music Videos

In Syria, radical jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) promoted their cause through bloody footage of severed heads and crucified Syrian soldiers. The images coming out of Iraq are no less stomach-turning, but a sector of the ISIS population also aspires to promote the terrorist sect with soft music and B-roll of desert convoys. Jun 19, 2014 10:55 AM PT

The Two Faces of ISIS Jihadist Propaganda

Members and sympathizers of the jihadist terror group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have become notorious for the dedication they have betrayed to using social media and online resources to further their cause. As the jihadists topple city after city in Iraq, they have been posting photos of the brutality online. Jun 18, 2014 1:01 PM PT

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