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Saturday, December 20, 2014

ISIS Executes 100 Foreign Jihadi Deserters In Raqqa Syria

It seems that some of the many foreign "Islamic State" fighters who have flocked to Syria are becoming disillusioned and deserting in droves. This is not sitting well with ISIS, so they're executing them. 100 in the latest round. That's 100 returning jihadis their home countries won't have to deal with.
An activist, who was identified by the newspaper as opposed to the Syrian regime and ISIS, confirmed to the FT the execution of the 100 foreign fighters attempting to flee Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital.

After being on the run for months, “frustration” began sweeping among the Islamist militants, the daily said.

Fighters sense a halt to ISIS’ military progress and are witnessing mounting casualties among their ranks, the report added.

“Morale isn’t falling – it’s hit the ground,” an opposition activist from ISIS-controlled areas of in Deir al-Zor told the newspaper.

Morale among the fighters was affected by the group’s shift toward governing areas it controls and because of U.S.-led air strikes halting their advances in Syria and Iraq.

“Local fighters are frustrated – they feel they’re doing most of the work and the dying … foreign fighters who thought they were on an adventure are now exhausted,” the opposition activist told the daily.
ISIS militants have taken desertion so seriously, they've created a military police force "to crack down on fighters who fail to report for duty.”

The activists said the ISIS “police” had raided the homes of several ISIS fighters and arrested many of them.
They also said ISIS militants reportedly need to carry identification documents to indicate if they are fighters and if they are allocated for a certain mission.

Hoping this will deter more foreign fighters from making the trek to Syria and Iraq, but I'm sure the allure of violence and sex slaves is  too strong. Better they're killed over there, I suppose.

More here.

230 People Found In Mass Grave In Syria- Killed By ISIS Jihadists

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 230 members of the Shaitat tribe were discovered in a mass grave in the Deir Ezzor region of Syria, victims of the Islamic State. So far, since the summer, over 900 have been killed.

The Britain-based group said it had "learned from trusted sources that more than 230 bodies have been found in a mass grave in the desert near Al-Kashkiyeh in the east of Deir Ezzor".

The "vast majority" were civilians, many of them executed in cold blood after the tribe rose up against the Islamic State after it had driven out rival jihadists and rebels from the area.

[snip]

Hundreds more members of the Shaitat tribe are still missing, said the Observatory, which relies on a large network of activists, doctors and military sources on all sides of the Syrian conflict for its reports.

The tribespeople discovered the grave as they returned to their villages from months of displacement after losing their battle against IS.
They have been allowed to return only after agreeing to respect an IS-imposed curfew, as well as a prohibition on gatherings and weapons.

The rest here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sony Pictures Hackers Holding Sony Hostage- Remove All Traces Of "The Interview" From Internet

According to CNN'S Brian Stetler, the anonymous hackers emailed Sony Pictures congratulating them on caving, and are now basically holding them hostage. Since Sony pulled their film "The Interview", the hackers will no longer release more breached data. That is, as long as they behave and cooperate- which means removing any snippets of the film from the Internet. So we can assume Sony will begin sweeping YouTube and forcing people to remove anything related to the film. No more snippets. The leaked death scene will be gone soon.

Part of the email:

It is very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of the interview. It'll be very useful for you...

...We still have you sensitive and private data. We ensure the security of your data, unless you make additional trouble.

[snip]

Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy.

And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.

The beginning of the end.

Fools.

Source: Gizmodo

Leaked Death Scene From "The Interview"

Sony Pictures has set a terrible precedent by pulling its Kim Jong-un comedy "The Interview." What next? Are we going to cave every time we're threatened by a bunch of hackers/terrorists?  This kind of capitulation will ultimately lead to the demise of freedom of expression.

This was apparently a stupid movie, but in a free country I should have the right to waste my money on a silly film if I so choose, but in this case I won't.

Are we now going to censor ourselves with all creative endeavours because we're afraid we'll ruffle the feathers of  commies and Islamic radicals.  I can see it now- no more films about the Middle east, either.

We know North Korea was behind the Sony hack, they've been bitching about the release for a long time. They called it an "act of war" back in June. Who else would have a vested interest in preventing its release? And what hypocrisy. This was simply a Hollywood-made movie, North Korea has created state-sponsored propaganda films showing the bombing of the White House, and calling for nuking the Yankees.

And the caving has already started. Paramount Pictures just canceled the showing of "Team America- World Police." The film featured Kim Jong-un's equally evil dad Kim Jong-il.

At least three movie theaters that planned to show "Team America" say Paramount Pictures has canceled the 2004 comedy from public screening.

Cleveland's Capitol Theatre, Dallas-Fort Worth's Alamo Drafthouse and Atlanta's Plaza Atlanta wrote that Paramount pulled the movie on Thursday.

"This was a weird coincidence for us," Dave Huffman, director of Marketing at Cleveland Cinemas, which operates the Capitol Theatre, told the Huffington Post. "We had the film booked all the way back in October as part of our midnight cult series and it was scheduled to play June 20, 2015. We got an email shortly after 1 p.m saying the film was pulled from release."

Some theaters, like the Alamo Drafthouse, had planned to show "Team America" in the wake of Sony canceling "The Interview."
Since we won't be seeing "The Interview" any time soon, here's a link to the leaked death of Kim Jong-un on YouTube. Not sure how long it will remain, however.

It's a sad day for creative expression.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ISIS Beheads 150 Women (Some Pregnant) For Refusing To Marry Jihadis

In their quest for domination, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists continue to leave destruction and death in their wake. The latest act of barbarism in Iraq- the beheading of over 150 women (some pregnant) in retaliation for refusing to marry the jihadis.

Islamic State militants have reportedly beheaded at least 150 women, some of them pregnant, for refusing to marry them.

Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights, in a statement released, said that the women in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar were attacked by the Islamic State terrorists and were later buried in mass graves in Fallujah.

"At least 150 females, including pregnant women, were executed in Fallujah by a militant named Abu Anas Al-Libi after they refused to accept jihad marriage," the statement said.

Last month, at least 50 men, women and children were executed by the IS members in a tribe massacre in the village of Ras al-Maa.

According to reports, the militants lined them up and shot them dead in public.

H/T 1389Blog

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pakistan Reinstates Death Penalty For Terrorists

I'm a little confused over Pakistan's stance on the death penalty after reading an article on Al Arabiya.

Pakistan announced Wednesday it will end its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister’s office said a day after Taliban militants killed 141 students and school staff in the country's bloodiest ever terror attack.
“The prime minister has approved abolishment of moratorium on the execution of death penalty in terrorism-related cases,” an official from Sharif’s office said, according to Agence France-Presse.
Hanging remains on the Pakistani statute book and judges continue to pass the death sentence, but a de facto moratorium on civilian executions has been in place since 2008.
So, people who have been sentenced to death for blasphemy and adultery won't actually be executed? Just rot away in prison, or executed by radical Islamist vigilantes?

Apparently, the moratorium was also applicable to terrorists, until now. It took the revenge massacre of a bunch of innocent kids by the Pakistani Taliban to change that.

And it seems the Afghan Taliban are taking the moral high ground regarding the school massacre by their Pakistani brethren Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has always condemned the killing of children and innocent people at every juncture," the Afghan Taliban, which often target civilians, said in a statement released late Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse.
"The intentional killing of innocent people, women and children goes against the principles of Islam and every Islamic government and movement must adhere to this fundamental essence,” the statement read.

"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the official name of the Taliban) expresses its condolences over the incident and mourns with the families of killed children," it added.

Muslims condemn the killing of school kids and innocent people, any yet it happens all the time.

Australian Islamist- Number 1 Enemy Is Europe and the U.S.

More Muslim radicals in Australia.

MEMRI has just posted a video of audio clips of Ismail Al-Wahwah (from the Aussie chapter of the extremist Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir) spewing anti-U.S. and anti-Europe rhetoric.


 "Our true conflict is with Europe and the US. They are the enemy."  "Your civilization will pay the price" for defiling our women's honor.
He blames all the problems in the Middle East (and the exodus of Arabs) on the U.S. and Western policies- the poverty, lack of oil and resources, is our fault. We stole it from them, and that's why they moved to the West.

When asked, he refuses to condemn ISIS. That's because he's a supporter. Back in October, he told a group of people that the world deserves a Caliphate.

Audio here.

Hostage Video Links Sydney Terrorist To Islamic State

Here's a video of several of the alleged Aussie Cafe Lindt hostages sharing the demands of Sheikh Man Haron Monis:  They claimed all he wanted was an ISIS flag, a phone call from Prime Minister Tony Abbott on live media, and that all media outlets should be informed that "this is an attack on Australia by the Islamic State."  The video is similar to the Islamic State propaganda videos of John Cantlie, the journalist being held hostage in Syria, slamming the U.K. government for not giving in to the demands of the terrorists.

Here's some background info on Monis. And here. 

So the man was very unstable, but he still carried out the attack in the name of religion, and wanted his affiliation to ISIS known. Exactly what ISIS has been calling for.

With his checkered, anti-Australia, violent background, why was he not deported back to Iran years ago?