Abu Bakr al-Baghadi

Obama’s Edited Mateen Transcript Is a Huge Propaganda Victory for the Islamic State

After a morning of outrage and controversy over its announced decision to scrub references to ISIS and Islam from jihadi Omar Mateen’s 911 call, what the Obama Administration actually released is not an edited transcript. It is pure fantasy, an act of Stalinist censorship with only the most distant relationship to what Mateen actually said.


Kim Jensen: Obama’s Legacy Is the Islamic State Caliphate — ‘A Harbinger Event That Changed the Landscape of Terrorism for the Entire World’

On Tuesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily, former FBI Counterterrorism Center instructor Kim Jensen told SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that the establishment of the Islamic State as a “caliphate” was no mere formality — it was a defining event in the War on Terror, and will stand as one of President Barack Obama’s greatest failures, a legacy that will unfortunately last long after he leaves office.


Widow of Islamic State Leader Charged In Death of American Kayla Mueller

In May, a U.S. Special Forces operation in Syria killed senior ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf, one of the top money men for the terror state. His wife Umm Sayyaf was taken prisoner and placed in detention in Iraq. Umm Sayyaf has now been charged in U.S. federal court with conspiracy in the death of Kayla Mueller, the American aid worker who was kidnapped, enslaved, brutalized, and ultimately killed by the Islamic State.


Human Rights Activist Mistaken for Islamic State Leader

In an unfortunate case of similar last names, Iyad El-Baghdadi, an anti-radicalization activist, was mistaken for the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, by Twitter users and a number of media outlets.


Boko Haram Thugs Allegedly Killed While Training with ISIS in Iraq

With all due respect to Nigerian media, it should be noted that at the time of this writing, only Nigerian outlets seem to be reporting on the alleged death of five Boko Haram militants in Mosul, Iraq, where they were said to be training with Islamic State fighters.

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Military Documents: Baghdadi Was Office Secretary Before ISIS ‘Caliph’

Newly declassified U.S. military documents have revealed much more than was previously known about the history of the Islamic State (ISIS) “Caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, including the revelation that his former day job was as an administrative assistant, Business Insider reports.

This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his …

U.S. Intelligence: Boko Haram Is Working With ISIS

A report by Tim Mak at The Daily Beast has U.S. intelligence officials confirming that there are, indeed, concrete ties between the Islamic State and Nigerian jihadist terror group Boko Haram.