Tag: ISIS

Raqqa’s dead reveal terrible secret of battle to oust Isis

Hannan Mukhlaf and her daughter lost 11 members of their family in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Raqqa. Western powers continue to deny the civilian death tolls released by independent monitorsFrom beneath the rubble of their homes and the soil of their city parks and gardens, Raqqa’s dead are rising to tell their tales.

Some have been found with their hands bound, a single gunshot wound to the head. Others have no skull. The bodies of one family were found unmarked, entombed to die side by side of hunger…more: The Times, 

The New York Times: How ISIS Prosecuted Petty Crime

Image result for The Case of the Purloined Poultry: How ISIS Prosecuted Petty CrimeIn a terrorist version of the “broken window” school of policing, the Islamic State aggressively prosecuted minor crimes in the communities it took over, winning points with residents who were used to having to pay bribes to secure police help. Nearly 400 records and investigation files abandoned in one Islamic State police station and provided to The New York Times suggest that local residents turned to the group for help with the most minor problems…more:nytimes

POLLS: ISIS IS A RESULT OF ?

poll terrorism 2018-01-31-13-59-25-168Do You Think ISIS Was a Result of:

All of the Above (40%, 27 Votes)
Political Game With Economical Purpose (24%, 16 Votes)
Made Up to Spread Negative image of Islam and Muslims (22%, 15 Votes)
None of the Above (9%, 6 Votes)
Effects of Cultural and Spiritual Lag (4%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 67

John McCain: Vladimir Putin is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is the biggest threat to global security, even greater than Isis, John McCain has declared on his tour of Australia…McCain said that while Isis “can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith … but it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election”….MORE:theguardian