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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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

Egyptian Protesters Criticize Muslim Brotherhood Rule, Obama Admin

Egyptian Protesters Criticize Muslim Brotherhood Rule, Obama Admin

Egypt’s Islamist government teetered on the brink Monday in the wake of stunning weekend protests against Muslim Brotherhood rule. “Theocracy failed here,” Egyptian blogger Mahmoud Salem, also known as “Sandmonkey,” wrote in a Twitter post Monday. Sixteen people were killed and hundreds were injured

Hamas Leader Describes Meeting with U.S. Officials

Hamas Leader Describes Meeting with U.S. Officials

A Hamas leader claims the terrorist group has had “direct meetings” with U.S. officials close to the White House despite a longstanding American policy to have no contact with Hamas. The claim from Hamas leader Ghazi Hamad was reported in a Palestinian

Judge Ends Imam's Lawsuit Triggered by IPT Report

Judge Ends Imam's Lawsuit Triggered by IPT Report

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed an imam’s claim that the Illinois State Police (ISP) discriminated against him when it rescinded the imam’s appointment to be a volunteer chaplain. Kifah Mustapha’s appointment as the ISP’s first Muslim chaplain was reversed

Islamic Jihad's Summer of Radicalization

Islamic Jihad's Summer of Radicalization

Summer camp conjures up bucolic images of swimming and other outdoor fun, but thousands of Palestinian children will experience something quite different, as exhibited in a report issued Thursday by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In addition to learning scouting,

Feminist Protest Exposes Tunisian Islamist Justice

Feminist Protest Exposes Tunisian Islamist Justice

Under Tunisia’s “moderate” Islamist government, you can attack and vandalize the American embassy and still walk free. But if a woman bares her breasts in a form of protest, a four-month prison sentence is considered too lax. A Tunisian judge sentenced

Obama's Islamic Outreach Overview

Obama's Islamic Outreach Overview

The Obama administration has an infamous history of questionable Islamist outreach, as noted here, here and here. These outreach efforts have been engaged by the highest levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ), resulting in decisions affecting potential prosecutions of Islamist leaders and closing ranks with other Islamist leaders

Egyptian Minister Reveals Hamas Aided Brotherhood Prison Break

Egyptian Minister Reveals Hamas Aided Brotherhood Prison Break

As a direct offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas shares a similar ideological outlook and political affinity with its historical patron. Hamas has long been accused of coordinating with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising, yet the

ErdoÄŸan's Maryland Mosque

ErdoÄŸan's Maryland Mosque

A $100 million mosque under construction outside Washington, D.C. attracted a visit last week from Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Writer Ryan Mauro notes that Maryland Secretary of State John McDonough was on hand, along with representatives of two Islamist

Jihadists Suspected in Shocking Daylight Attack Outside London

Jihadists Suspected in Shocking Daylight Attack Outside London

A British soldier is dead, and two suspected terrorists were shot in a shocking daylight attack outside London Wednesday. Some accounts say the soldier was shot, while other witnesses described the attack as a “beheading,” the London Telegraph reports. ITV News obtained video of a