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Hamas-Israel Cease Fire? It's Déjà vu All Over Again

Hamas-Israel Cease Fire? It's Déjà vu All Over Again

Thousands of rockets launched from Gaza raining down throughout Israel. Israeli homes being destroyed by missiles. Air raid sirens going off, giving Israeli civilians less than a minute to find shelter. Millions of Israeli civilians traumatized running for bomb shelters.

Greenwald Takes the Bait on Pointless Snowden 'Scoop'

Greenwald Takes the Bait on Pointless Snowden 'Scoop'

From The Investigative Project on Terrorism: In a story he touted for weeks as “the most important in the archive” of NSA documents given to him by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald reported Wednesday that five Muslim American political activists have been

Hamas Tests Anti-Aircraft Missiles Against Israel

Hamas Tests Anti-Aircraft Missiles Against Israel

While Israel and the Palestinian Authority engage in peace negotiations, Hamas continues to bolster its military capabilities for the next round of fighting with Israel. Al-Monitor is reporting that Palestinian terrorists had conducted a field test, firing an anti-aircraft missile at an Israeli airplane

CAIR Again Shows It Can't Stand Other Muslim Viewpoints

CAIR Again Shows It Can't Stand Other Muslim Viewpoints

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) waged a new attack Tuesday on anti-Islamist Muslim Zuhdi Jasser, asking that a federal commission investigate Jasser’s financial supporters. Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, also serves on the U.S. Commission on International

American al-Qaida Member is Potential Drone Strike Target

American al-Qaida Member is Potential Drone Strike Target

The Obama administration is debating whether to target an American member of al-Qaida for a drone strike, according to U.S. officials. The Justice Department has not finished building a case against the alleged terrorist, who is said to be actively

Cabdriver Gets Six Years in Conspiracy to Aid Al-Shabaab

Cabdriver Gets Six Years in Conspiracy to Aid Al-Shabaab

A Somali cabdriver was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for his role in a broader San Diego-based conspiracy to provide material and logistical support to the Islamic terrorist group, al-Shabaab. Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud from Anaheim was the last of four

Swedish Study: Islamic Extremists Greatest Terrorism Threat

Swedish Study: Islamic Extremists Greatest Terrorism Threat

A study of extremist groups in Sweden finds that Islamic extremists pose the biggest threat of terrorist violence. The study looked at extremists on the far left and far right, but finds that an election year there, and a possible return of

Israel Defense Official: We are Entering an 'Era of Fire'

Israel Defense Official: We are Entering an 'Era of Fire'

Israel is entering an “Era of Fire” in which it is threatened by 170,000 rockets and missiles and in which the Syrian civil war has placed “30,000 global jihad terrorists” at its doorstep, Israel’s defense intelligence chief said in a speech Wednesday.

IRS Wants Gaza Caravan-Tied Charity's Status Stripped

IRS Wants Gaza Caravan-Tied Charity's Status Stripped

An Internal Revenue Service audit recommends stripping a New York-based charity of its tax-exempt status after it served as a conduit for donations for a convoy that delivered cash and goods to Hamas officials in Gaza. The investigation was prompted

Palestinian Protesters Violently Confront Pro-Palestinian Israelis

Palestinian Protesters Violently Confront Pro-Palestinian Israelis

Israeli and Palestinian activists gathered in Ramallah for a “peace conference” earlier this month organized by Minds of Peace, a non-for-profit dedicated to a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unfortunately, journalist Khaled Abu Toameh writes for the Gatestone Institute, Palestinian protesters

Records Prove Muslim Brotherhood Delegates Skipped Airport Inspections

Records Prove Muslim Brotherhood Delegates Skipped Airport Inspections

Newly released records confirm a 2012 Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) report that the State Department cleared the way for a visiting delegation of Muslim Brotherhood officials to enter the country without undergoing routine inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

Hamas Trains 13,000 Teens to Emulate 'Suicide Martyrs'

Hamas Trains 13,000 Teens to Emulate 'Suicide Martyrs'

Hamas has historically engaged in concerted efforts to brainwash its youth to wage violent jihad. Roughly 13,000 high school students participated in a week-long training camp geared to enable the teenagers “to follow in the footsteps of the suicide martyrs.” This is

Egypt's Military Plans for Hamas Confrontation

Egypt's Military Plans for Hamas Confrontation

Since returning to power last summer, Egypt’s military leaders have continued to clash with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas. After cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood, Reuters reports that the military is focused on undermining Hamas by supporting opposition activities and protests

After 3-Year Freeze, Govt Seeks 'Prompt Resolution' of Al-Arian Case

After 3-Year Freeze, Govt Seeks 'Prompt Resolution' of Al-Arian Case

Federal prosecutors used a relatively innocuous defense request last week to remind a federal judge that she has held up Sami Al-Arian’s criminal contempt case for more than three years. Al-Arian has been on house arrest since 2008 after being indicted and charged with

Hizballah Leader Bashes Saudi Arabia Over Syria

Hizballah Leader Bashes Saudi Arabia Over Syria

Saudi Arabia is believed to be making it easy for Sunni jihadists to make it to Syria to join the jihad against dictator Bashar al-Assad. Nearly 1,000 Saudis have gone to Syria to fight with groups tied to al-Qaida, western

Al-Arian Resurfaces in New American Brotherhood Campaign

Al-Arian Resurfaces in New American Brotherhood Campaign

A new group advocating for the restoration of Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt held a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday. It is part of a series of events calling for “restoring democracy to Egypt.” But like similar efforts before it, the push

Georgetown Rescinds Invite to Egyptian Nazi

Georgetown Rescinds Invite to Egyptian Nazi

A daylong Georgetown University conference on Egypt’s political state in the wake of July’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was to include a member of Egypt’s Nazi Party. Hosted and organized by the school’s Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Center for

Brandeis/Palestinian University Partnership Suspended After Jihadist Rally

Brandeis/Palestinian University Partnership Suspended After Jihadist Rally

Brandeis University suspended a 25-year-old cooperative relationship with the West Bank-based Al-Quds University this week, after the Palestinian university president’s “unacceptable and inflammatory” response to a student demonstration which invoked Nazi imagery. Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence demanded that his counterpart at Al-Quds,

CAIR's Ayloush Gives Dishonest, Bullying Answer to Hamas Question

CAIR's Ayloush Gives Dishonest, Bullying Answer to Hamas Question

Cornered by a straightforward question he did not want to answer, the head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Los Angeles office chose instead to misrepresent his organization’s actions and feign outrage that the question itself was bigoted. “Will

Al-Qaida Affiliate Seeks 'Understanding' After Beheading Error

Al-Qaida Affiliate Seeks 'Understanding' After Beheading Error

Members of the al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham appear in a new online video apologizing for beheading a man they thought was fighting for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. It turns out the dead man was part of a

Mehanna Ruling Draws Line Between Speech and Material Support

Mehanna Ruling Draws Line Between Speech and Material Support

Arguments that terror prosecutions are criminalizing protected speech took another hit Wednesday, when the First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld terror-support convictions against Tarek Mehanna. Mehanna is serving 17½ years in prison after a Boston jury convicted him in 2011 of conspiracy

IDF: Palestinian's Own Words Show Intent in Checkpoint Attack

IDF: Palestinian's Own Words Show Intent in Checkpoint Attack

Israel’s military is pointing to a series of Facebook postings by a Palestinian man to show that he wanted to die attacking Israelis. Anas Alatrash was shot and killed last Thursday at a checkpoint near Bethlehem. Soldiers say Alatrash, 23, got out

Radical Imagery at NY Muslim Day Parade

Radical Imagery at NY Muslim Day Parade

Hundreds of people marched in a “Muslim Day Parade” Sunday in New York City that was hosted by the Muslim Foundation of America. The parade, an annual event held on the last Sunday in September, is intended to bring together

Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood from operating and ordered that all its assets be seized. Because the ruling applies to “any organisation derived from it,” the order also could affect the Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party. Brotherhood officials

Judge Finds Manhattan Skyscraper Owned by Iranian Front

Judge Finds Manhattan Skyscraper Owned by Iranian Front

The United States government may be about to take possession of a Manhattan skyscraper worth more than $500 million after a federal judge found its owners knowingly served as fronts for the Iranian government. The order granting what prosecutors describe

MEMRI Documents Vast Egyptian Anger Toward Obama

MEMRI Documents Vast Egyptian Anger Toward Obama

Perceived American support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is driving a deep wedge between Egypt’s military leaders and its people against the United States, a report from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) finds. “This trend is part

Princeton Professor Embraces 9/11 Conspiracy Movement

Princeton Professor Embraces 9/11 Conspiracy Movement

He is one of the nation’s most visible academics, making frequent television appearances and speaking throughout the country as part of Tavis Smiley’s speaker’s bureau. Princeton University Professor Cornel West also straddles a line in which he does not espouse conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks,

Syria Round-Up: Tests, Posturing, and Politics

Syria Round-Up: Tests, Posturing, and Politics

Threats and posturing seem to be filling the void as the world waits for Congress to decide whether to authorize an American military strike in retaliation for Syria’s use of chemical weapons. An unnamed Syrian military source, described as a

Australian Islamic Cleric Incites Violence

Australian Islamic Cleric Incites Violence

An online video of an Australian Islamic cleric calling for Hindus and Buddhists to be killed is under investigation by South Australian police. “The YouTube clip is an edited version of a longer sermon. Police will examine the entire content of the

Report: Iran, Hamas Trying to Sneak Syrian Arms into West Bank

Report: Iran, Hamas Trying to Sneak Syrian Arms into West Bank

While there’s obvious concern about radical Islamists smuggling weapons into Syria as part of the fight against dictator Bashar al-Assad, an intelligence analysis agency says Iran may be funneling dangerous arms in the opposite direction. A recent analysis from Stratfor cites the arrest

Political Injection at the Royal Albert Hall

Political Injection at the Royal Albert Hall

In the sentiment of Laura Ingraham’s famously penned “Shut up and Sing,” the injection of politics onto ill-prepared audiences who naively assume they will be entertained is both offensive and highly divisive. Music is music, and there is a largely misplaced

Can We Say Goodbye to a Pakistani Spy?

Can We Say Goodbye to a Pakistani Spy?

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai is more than half way through serving a two year prison sentence after pleading guilty to felony charges relating to his lobbying work done secretly for the Pakistani government. But his upcoming release shouldn’t be the end

Hamas Official Blames Morsi's Fall on 'Zio-American' Scheme

Hamas Official Blames Morsi's Fall on 'Zio-American' Scheme

If a light bulb goes out somewhere in the Middle East, someone will come forward to blame a Jewish conspiracy. So when the Muslim Brotherhood’s man is forced from office in the wake of massive Egyptian opposition rallies, it can’t