ISIS: If Any Christian Gets Caught Reading The Bible, He Will Be Executed!

ISIS Makes New Law

ISIS Makes New Law: If Any Christian Gets Caught Reading The Bible, He Will Be Executed (ITS TIME FOR CHRISTIANS TO START FIGHTING BACK)

ISIS has made a new rule: if you get caught reading the Bible, you will be executed. According to one report:

The statement specifically states that “Muslims do not hear the recitation of their books out loud”, effectively banning any Christians from openly reading the Bible or singing psalms. Likewise, all acts of worship must be carried out inside a church and under no circumstances should acts of worship be performed in public.

The new tyrannical edict forbids “public worship and treachery against IS.” Christians are also “banned from publicly showing their crosses in Muslim areas, or in their own market places.”

According to another report, “Defying these rules could result in death.”

We all know how cruel and merciless ISIS is, and they will show no mercy to any Christian reading the Bible in public. When the Islamic State in the beginning of August attacked the Syrian government’s last stronghold in north al-Raqqa, they captured a regiment from Brigade 93. 90 IS fighters were reported to have been killed in the battle and 300 Syrian soldiers were reported killed and more than 100 were captured including 2 Brigadier Generals.

We edited most of the beheading footage from the video, and focused on one story: the execution of a Christian soldier. The Christian’s wallet was searched and they found a cross, and the caption on the video states “The nation of disbelief are all one,” insinuating that a Christian is just as bad as an unbeliever in Islam. Then the camera zooms on two captives, the first is a Shiite who is killed without question and the other is the Christian who is quickly given his last chance to convert to Islam, he rejects and is shot on the spot with an additional shot in pure vengeance.

Islamic State

Christian persecution is intensifying every day, and it will reach its apex through the power of the reviving neo-Ottoman movement. In the Middle Ages, when Christian persecution was being done by the Turkish Seljuk empire, there was a crusade. So, in the future, there will be the Final Crusade, fighting against the Ottoman Empire to liberate Christianity. It will consist of pure Christian action, which will be the ultimate expression of faith and the show of pious love done for the cause of defeating Satan.

So let us get into some militant theology, and the spirituality of the Crusades.

Action is the highest form of worship. It illustrates the Faith that lies within the heart, and is the purest manifestation of internal convictions; action is without guile; action confronts to us the highest state of belief. Action emanates from every spiritual realization that we have within our very beings, and is the result of contemplation on God and His divine laws. Action is worship in its purest fashion.

St. Thomas Aquinas once wrote, “the highest from of contemplation is that which superabounds in Action.” (1) Pope Pius XI once said, La vita e azione or “Life is Action.” (2) Life is a series of actions, and each action is either good or bad, and is determined by our own moral compass. Truly, our actions are but consequences of our internal beliefs. I did a whole video on this:

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ISIS terrorists take Australian cafe customers hostage

Terrorists were today holding hostages in an armed siege in a cafe in Sydney where an extremist flag was held up in the window

ISIS terrorists take Australian cafe customers hostage: Crying women forced to hold black flag against the window as world watches terrifying stand-off!

Terrorists were today holding up to 20 hostages in an armed siege in a cafe in Sydney where an extremist flag was being held up in a window. Witnesses reported seeing staff and customers sobbing as they were forced to stand with their hands pressed against the windows of the Lindt cafe. At least two gunmen are involved in the siege but dozens of armed police have sealed off the streets surrounding the site. One gunman is believed to have a shotgun and possibly an explosive device. Place has been shut down and scores of police are surrounding the building after the alarm was raised about 9.45am.

Terrorists were today holding hostages in an armed siege in a cafe in Sydney where an extremist flag was held up in the window

Terrified customers and employees were among those standing with their hands against the window at the Lindt cafe in Sydney

Journalist Chris Kenny, who was in the shop about 20 minutes before the siege began, said he understood the automatic glass sliding doors had been disabled. ‘I did speak to a couple of people who saw a bit more of this unfold than I did,’ he said. ‘One woman said she tried to go into the shop just after I came out with my takeaway coffee but the doors wouldn’t open. ‘So obviously whoever is doing this has disabled the automatic glass sliding doors to stop anyone else going in and she said immediately she could see there was a weapon.  ‘The woman was quite frantic but very clear what she was telling (the police). ‘I know the faces of the people who are sitting there enjoying a morning coffee.’ The Seven Network newsroom, which is in a building opposite the cafe, has been evacuated. Other buildings in Martin Place, including the nearby Westpac building, have been cleared. ‘We’re just recommending no one go near Martin Place at the moment,’ a NSW Police spokeswoman said. Martin Place train station has been closed, public buses are being turned away and air space over Sydney has reportedly been closed. A staff member at the Reserve Bank told Daily Mail Australia they were unable to be evacuated because Martin Place had been closed. Staff have been told to move away from the windows. Another woman who works in the government building opposite the cafe tried to call her her office to say she couldn’t get past cordons and all the phone lines were down.

Hostages: People could be seen with their hands pressed against the window of the Lindt cafe in Sydney

Martin Place has been shut down and scores of police are surrounding the building after the alarm was raised about 9.45am

It is unclear how many people are involved in the siege in a Lindt cafe in Martin Place but people could be seen with their hands pressed against the windows

It was alleged that Omarjan Azari, the 22-year-old Sydney man arrested on terrorism charges in September, was planning a public beheading in Martin Place. The alleged terror plot, mentioned in a conversation between Australian terrorism recruiter in Syria, Mohammad Ali Barylei and Azari, involved selecting a member of the public at random, beheading them and then covering their body in a flag. The whole incident was going to be filmed, and then used as propaganda for the ISIS cause. Federal prosecutors said the alleged terror plot was ‘clearly designed to shock, horror and terrify the community’

NSW Police are telling people to stay away from the area as the train station in Martin place has been closed

Armed NSW police officers surrounded the busy cafe following reports of armed gunmen inside

At least two gunmen are involved in the siege but dozens of armed police have sealed off the streets surrounding the site

Police Prosecutor Michael Allnutt said that Azari had made a threat which involved a ‘random selection of persons to execute’ during a telephone conversation with Baryalei. Azari was arrested on September 18 and charged with preparing for an act of terrorism. He is due in court this week for a bail application. The flag being held up in the window of the cafe is believed to be a Shahada flag, which is used by the group, Jabhat al Nusra. Jabhat al Nusra was formed in January 2012, in the Syrian civil war to fight the Syrian government forces. Jabhat al Nusra, or JN, aims to overthrow the Assad regime and replace it with a Sunni Islamic state. Although the group is affiliated with al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra does not emphasize Western targets or global jihad, focusing instead on the ‘near enemy’ of the Syrian state. Martin Place is one of Sydney’s busiest streets and is at the center of the CBD. The Lindt cafe where the hostages are being held specializes in chocolate and has a number of branches across the city.

The flag being held up in the window of the cafe is believed to be a Shahada flag, which is used by the group, Jabhat al Nusra

The Lindt cafe where the hostages are being held specialises in chocolate and has a number of branches across the city

ISIS Terrorists take Australian Cafe’ Customers Hostage – Daily Mail

White House confirms ISIS video of the beheaded US aid worker IS genuine!

Aid: Mr Kassig in front of a truck somewhere along the Syrian border between late 2012 and autumn 2013

‘He was taken from us in an act of pure evil’: Obama pays tribute to Peter Kassig as White House confirms ISIS video of the beheaded US aid worker IS genuine

  • Video showing aid worker Peter Kassig’s severed head released Sunday

  • This afternoon, President Obama paid tribute to 26-year-old war veteran

  • Declared ‘he was taken from us in an act of pure evil’ by the Islamic State

  • Added terror group ‘revels in slaughter of innocents, including Muslims’ 

  • Peter’s parents have also released emotional statement about his death

  • Said they hoped he will be remembered for his work and love for others

  • Earlier today, White House confirmed ISIS’s graphic video was genuine

  • Mr Kassig was captured in Syria in October last year while providing aid

  • Video of his murder also shows execution of dozens of Syrian soldiers 

  • In last letter to parents, received in June, Peter said he was ‘scared’ to die 

The hostage, who converted to Islam while imprisoned, told his parents that he prayed every day and was not angry about his situation ‘in terms of my faith’!! The letter ended with the words: ‘I love you.’ 

President Barack Obama today paid tribute to American aid worker Peter Kassig as an ISIS video purporting to show a militant standing above his severed head was confirmed as genuine. Speaking as he flew back to Washington from Hawaii, Obama said the 26-year-old veteran was ‘taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity’. He said the Islamic State, which now controls a third of Iraq and Syria, ‘revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction.’ And he described Peter as a ‘humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed’, adding: ‘We cannot begin to imagine [his family’s] anguish at this painful time.’

Murdered: President Barack Obama today paid tribute to American aid worker Peter Kassig (pictured) as an ISIS video purporting to show a militant standing above his severed head was confirmed as genuine

Distraught: Speaking as he flew back to Washington from Hawaii, Obama said the 26-year-old war veteran was killed 'in an act of pure evil'. Above, Peter's parents gave an emotion statement about their son today

Family: Mr and Mrs Kassig are seen with Peter - who changed his name to Abdul-Rahman - in an old photo

Visit: Obama's statement, made as he returned from his trip to the Asia Pacific region, came just minutes after the White House announced that the ISIS video was real. Above, Obama speaks in Brisbane earlier today

Obama’s statement, made as he returned from his trip to the Asia Pacific region, came just minutes after the White House announced that the 16-minute long ISIS propaganda video was real. It also followed an emotional statement from Peter’s parents about the fate of their ‘treasured’ son, who was captured by the Islamic State while providing aid in Syria last October. In the release, Ed and Paula Kassig, from Indianapolis, said they hoped their son would be remembered for his ‘important work’ and his love for others.

‘We prefer our son is written about and remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family, not in the manner the hostage takers would use to manipulate Americans and further their cause,’ the said. ‘The family respectfully asks that the news media avoid playing into the hostage takers’ hands and refrain from publishing or broadcasting photographs or video distributed by the hostage takers.’ Tragically, the couple also added that they were waiting for the U.S. Government to verify the authenticity of the ISIS video – something that has since been done.

Boastful: This afternoon, the White House confirmed Peter's beheading following an intense review of an ISIS video purporting to show a militant (pictured) standing above his severed head

Last seen:It comes a month after Peter - who changed his name to Abdul-Rahman after converting to Islam - was paraded at the end of a graphic video (pictured) showing the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning

Bloodthirsty: The video shows in full graphic detail how the militants saw the heads off their victims

They are yet to release a statement following the confirmation of their son’s death. The video showing Peter’s severed head – which was released by the terror group on Sunday morning – also featured the graphic mass murder of dozens of Syrian soldiers and airmen. Footage shows the victims being led to a place in the desert by uniformed jihadis who each pick up a knife before sawing off victims’ heads. The militants claim U.S. soldiers will meet a similar fate. Speaking in the now-familiar London accent of ISIS executioner-cum-spokesman Jihadi John, a masked jihadist warns: ‘To Obama, the dog of Rome. Today we are slaughtering the soldiers of Bashar and tomorrow we will be slaughtering your soldiers.

‘And with Allah’s permission we will break this final and last crusade. And the Islamic State will soon, like your puppet David Cameron said, begin to slaughter your people in your streets.’ It comes a month after Peter – who changed his name to Abdul-Rahman after converting to Islam – was paraded at the end of a graphic video showing the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning. On Sunday afternoon, U.S. intelligence agencies were trying to determine whether the latest video by ISIS, which now controls a third of Syria and Iraq, was real. They have now concluded it is.

National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said that the administration is ‘appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American.’ She added that the White House expresses its deepest condolences to Peter’s family and friends. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was ‘horrified by the cold blooded murder’ of Peter and claimed that Islamic State militants ‘have again shown their depravity’. Mr Kassig was captured in Syria in October last year while providing medical training and humanitarian aid to victims of the country’s conflict.

THE KASSIG FAMILY’S STATEMENT 

‘We are aware of the news reports being circulated about our treasured son and are waiting for confirmation from the government as to the authenticity of these reports. We will have no other statement at this time and ask that you please respect our privacy. ‘The family respectfully asks that the news media avoid playing into the hostage takers’ hands and refrain from publishing or broadcasting photographs or video distributed by the hostage takers. ‘We prefer our son is written about and remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family, not in the manner the hostage takers would use to manipulate Americans and further their cause.’

Bloodthirsty: The video shows in full graphic detail how the militants saw the heads off their victims

Grandparents: A younger Peter is pictured with his grandparents. His grandfather, a co-founder of Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, was an advocate for Palestinians in their struggle for a homeland

Previous beheading videos showed a desert landscape but in this latest release appears to be in front of a town with fields in the distance. Mr Kassig’s apparent murder is not shown. At the end of the video, which intersperses various executions with file footage of U.S. forces in Iraq and later clips of Islamic State battles, a bloodied, decapitated head is shown at the feet of a militant wearing khaki boots. The masked militant may be Jihadi John, the man believed be from Britain who wielded the knife in four previous murders of Western hostages. His voice sounds similar to the voice of the masked militant who has featured in previous videos. and he has what sounds like a London accent despite his voice being distorted. However, the news of Peter’s death broke hours after Jihadi John was reportedly injured in U.S. airstrikes on Saturday night.

In the video, the militant says: ‘This is Peter Edward Kassig, a U.S. citizen of your country. Peter, who fought against the Muslims in Iraq while serving as a soldier under the American army, doesn’t have much to say. His previous cell mates have already spoken on his behalf.

‘But we say to you Obama … you claim to have withdrawn from Iraq four years ago. We said to you then that you are liars, that you have not withdrawn and that if you had withdrawn that you would return, even if after some time. ‘You would return. Here you are. You have not withdrawn. Rather, you hid some of your forces behind your proxies and withdrawn the rest. Your forces will return, greater in number than they were before. You will return and your proxies will not benefit you. ‘And we also remind you of the haunting words that our Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi told you. The spark has been lit here in Iraq and its heat will continue to intensify by Allah’s permission until it burns the crusader army in Dabiq.

‘And here we are, burying the first crusader in Dabiq. Eagerly awaiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive.’  A dateline on the video says it has been shot in Dabiq, which is the location where Islamic State militants believe a decisive final battle will be fought with Western forces. Footage also shows the militant leading the mass execution of Syrian military personnel by jihadis at a desert location. Unlike the apparent murders of Western hostages, in which the camera cuts away at the moment their throats are cut, these killings are shown in full. It comes five months after Peter wrote a final letter to his parents, in which he revealed that he was ‘scared to die’ and saddened by the pain the ordeal has caused his family, BBC News reported. In the letter, which the Kassigs received on June 2, he wrote: ‘I am obviously pretty scared to die but the hardest part is not knowing, wondering, hoping, and wondering if I should even hope at all.’

Aid: Mr Kassig in front of a truck somewhere along the Syrian border between late 2012 and autumn 2013

Helping others: National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said that if the latest video was authentic, the administration would be 'appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American'

Shocked: British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was 'horrified by the cold blooded murder' of Peter and claimed that Islamic State (also known as ISIL) militants 'have again shown their depravity'

Shocked: British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was ‘horrified by the cold blooded murder’ of Peter and claimed that Islamic State (also known as ISIL) militants ‘have again shown their depravity’

He continued: ‘If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need. ‘Don’t worry Dad, if I go down, I won’t go thinking anything but what I know to be true. That you and mom love me more than the moon and the stars.’  The hostage told his parents that he prayed every day and was not angry about his situation ‘in terms of my faith’. The letter ended with the words: ‘I love you.’ Mr Kassig’s parents broke their silence over his captivity last month because ‘the dynamics’ had changed and they feared for his life. Their son had formed the aid organisation Special Emergency Response and Assistance, or SERA, in Turkey to provide aid and assistance to Syrian refugees. He began delivering food and medical supplies to Syrian refugee camps in 2012 and was also a trained medical assistant who provided trauma care to injured Syrian civilians and helped train 150 civilians in providing medical aid.

Mr and Mrs Kassig said they had been doing all they could to free their son but were silent about his plight for a year at the instructions of the IS militants. Mr Kassig told U.S. show CBS This Morning: ‘They demand. They simply demand.’ His wife added: ‘We have sent them back messages that we cannot do what you ask. We have tried. But we don’t have the power to do it.’ Mrs Kassig told NBC’s Today show that the couple received an audio recording of their son in which he said he thought his time was running out. The couple also released excerpts from a letter written by Peter in which he feared ‘it may very well be coming down to the wire here’. The latest video is the fourth time this year that IS has published footage showing the murder of Western hostages. The beheading of American journalist James Foley was released online in August, while videos of the killings of British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning were posted in September and October, respectively.

A British Muslim leader condemned the latest killing. Shaukat Warraich, editor of Imamsonline.com, said: ‘The murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig is an affront to Islam. The murderous criminals are a stain on humanity and their wicked ways must be stopped. ‘To take the life of another, one whose life has been dedicated to providing aid to our brothers and sisters suffering in Syria, Iraq and the surrounding regions further highlights the inhumane, revolting and unIslamic terrorists for what they really are.’ Former British prime minister Sir John Major described the murder as ’13th-century barbarism’.

Speaking out: Mr Kassig's parents broke their silence over his captivity last month because 'the dynamics' had changed and they feared for his life. Mr Kassig told U.S. show CBS that the militants 'simply demand'

Desperate: Last month, the couple appealed directly to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi on Twitter, begging him to spare their only son's life. Above, Mrs Kassig's tweet, featuring a letter to al Baghdadi

He told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: ‘The people they are murdering, which makes it doubly worse, triply worse, are people who actually went there to help those in difficulty and in need. ‘They are being murdered in the most brutal ways, almost beyond belief.’ Mitchell Prothero, a journalist who met Mr Kassig in 2012 in Beirut, was among those paying tribute to him yesterday. ‘His murder is a senseless crime against someone who was willing to risk his life alongside people in a foreign land, without being paid or even congratulated, simply because he couldn’t bear to not use his skills as a medic to help them,’ he said. ‘His murder, as much as it devastates his family and friends, is just as big a loss to the people of Syria and Lebanon, and the world.’

Mr Prothero, who writes for the US-based McClatchy news service, added: ‘Selfless compassion and courage exist in people everywhere, but I’ve met few people who had as much of both as Peter Kassig.’ In his letter to his parents, Mr Kassig had told of his ordeal, saying: ‘This is the hardest thing a man can go through, the stress and fear are incredible. ‘They tell us you have abandoned us and/or don’t care but of course we know you are doing everything you can and more.

On whether Britain is in a position to do something about the situation, Sir John added: ‘I don’t think we can do all that much about it alone, but can we contribute to helping other people to do something about it – I think the answer is undoubtedly yes. ‘Though unless we want the old argument that the crusaders have come in to attack, we really need to support other Arabs on the ground and use our power in other ways to help them – surveillance, training, provide weapons and so forth – I think that is a proper role for us.’ Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander said: ‘If this video is authenticated, all of us in the UK will feel revulsion at this latest sickening murder. It only emphasises the scale of the threat posed by Isil and the importance of the international community working together to confront that threat.’  The militant Islamic State group has beheaded and shot dead hundreds of captives – mainly Syrian and Iraqi soldiers – during its sweep across the two countries, and has celebrated mass killings in a series of slickly produced but extremely graphic videos. The group has declared an Islamic caliphate in the areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, which it governs according to a harsh version of Shariah law. The U.S. began launching air strikes in Iraq and Syria earlier this year in a bid to halt the group’s rapid advance and eventually degrade and destroy it.

PETER KASSIG’S FINAL LETTER 

Peter Kassig’s apparent murder comes five months after he penned a final letter to his parents, saying he was ‘scared to die’. In the letter, which the Kassigs received on June 2, he wrote: ‘I am obviously pretty scared to die but the hardest part is not knowing, wondering, hoping, and wondering if I should even hope at all ‘If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need.’ The hostage, who converted to Islam while imprisoned, told his parents that he prayed every day and was not angry about his situation ‘in terms of my faith’. The letter ended with the words: ‘I love you.’ 

ISLAMIC STATE’S WESTERN VICTIMS 

  • James Foley – this 40-year-old American freelance photojournalist was documenting the Syrian civil war when he was snatched in November 2012 in the country’s north west. His murder was shown in a video released in August.
  • Steven Sotloff – an Israeli-American journalist working for both TIME and The Jerusalem Post who was kidnapped in Aleppo, Syria, in 2013. The 31-year-old’s apparent beheading was shown in a video released on September 2.
  • David Haines – the 44-year-old British humanitarian aid worker was taken hostage while working at a refugee camp in Idlib, Syria, near the Turkish border. His abduction only became public when he appeared in the Sotloff execution video. He was apparently killed on camera in a video released on September 13.
  • Alan Henning – this volunteer aide worker from Britain, 47, had been working with Islamic charities to deliver food and water to people affected by Syria’s civil war. He was abducted in the city of Al-Dana when that area fell under the control of Islamic State fighters in December 2013. A video showing his apparent murder was released on October 3.

TIMELINE OF BRUTAL ISLAMIC STATE KILLINGS 

By Neil Lancefield, Press Association

The murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig was the fifth such killing to be filmed and released by the Islamic State (IS). Here is a timeline of events, starting with the days leading up to the death of the first hostage, US journalist James Foley.

  • Summer 2014 – A rescue mission fails to free Mr Foley from a secret location where he is being held by IS. The American freelance journalist, 40, was captured two years earlier.
  • August 13: Mr Foley’s family receive a message that he will be murdered.
  • August 19: al-Furqan Media, which is controlled by the terror group, releases a video appearing to show Mr Foley’s killing. His death apparently happened at some time in the previous week. Social media bosses are forced to act swiftly in banning both the video and still images of the beheading, while concerns mount for fellow reporter and captive Steven Sotloff, who is seen pleading for the US to stop air strikes in Iraq at the end of the video.
  • August 20: David Cameron cuts short a family holiday in Cornwall to hold meetings in Downing Street over the ‘shocking and depraved’ murder. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama remains defiant over his country’s war on terror. He says: ‘We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.’
  • August 21: The killer is reported to be a British man who goes under the moniker ‘Jihadi John’.
  • September 2: Mr Cameron condemns the ‘disgusting and despicable’ video apparently showing Mr Sotloff wearing an orange jumpsuit and being beheaded by IS militants. The alleged killer speaks with a British accent, prompting suggestions he is the man who murdered Mr Foley. It emerges that a British hostage, now known to be aid worker David Haines, is also under threat.
  • September 4: At the start of a Nato summit in Wales, leaders of the Western alliance show a united front in response to terror threats. Mr Cameron and Mr Obama insist they will not weaken in the face of threats from IS terrorists. The Prime Minister refuses to rule out joining the US in air strikes on IS. He says Britain must ‘use everything we have in our armoury’ to squash the terrorists out of existence.
  • September 5: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond joins Mr Cameron in saying the Government will not hold back on launching air strikes, and says threats on Mr Haines’s life by his captors will not deter the UK from taking action. The Nato summit ends with a pledge to ‘degrade and defeat’ IS militants.
  • September 9: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirms Britain will supply £1.6 million of machine guns and ammunition to Kurdish forces fighting IS militants in northern Iraq as part of a burgeoning international effort to drive back the jihadists.
  • September 10: Mr Obama authorises air strikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
  • September 13: A video showing the murder of British aid worker Mr Haines is released. The video, which involves the 44-year-old saying Mr Cameron and former PM Tony Blair should be held responsible for his death, is widely condemned. It comes hours after Mr Haines’s family issue a plea to his captors to contact them. The clip also includes a threat to kill a second British hostage.
  • September 14: Mr Cameron calls an emergency meeting of its Cobra committee in the wake of the murder. The next British hostage, 47-year-old minicab driver Alan Henning, is named as the man shown in the video.
  • September 19: Islamic militants release a propaganda video featuring a British hostage believed to be journalist John Cantlie.
  • September 23: Islamic extremists release a new propaganda video appearing to feature Mr Cantlie. The clip is the second showing the journalist to be circulated by IS militants in less than a week. It comes as the US – backed by Arab allies – carries out its first wave of air strikes on IS militants in Syria.
  • September 24: Britain appears ready to ramp up its military involvement in the struggle against IS, as Mr Cameron addresses the United Nations in New York.
  • September 25: FBI director James Comey is reported to have confirmed that the identity of Jihadi John has been uncovered. However, he refused to give the individual’s name publicly.
  • September 26: MPs vote by 524 to 43 to endorse attacks on the militants in Iraq in support of the United States-led coalition. The vote clears the way for RAF warplanes stationed in Cyprus to begin combat operations as soon as suitable targets are identified.
  • September 27: RAF Tornado GR4 fighter bombers carry out their first sortie over Iraq since Parliament gave the green light for air strikes without finding any targets to attack.
  • October 3: A video showing the brutal murder of Mr Henning, 47, by IS militants is posted on the internet. Mr Cameron vows to ‘hunt down’ the ‘repulsive’ terrorists responsible for the beheading.
  • October 7: Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg claims he offered to help the Government secure the release of Mr Henning but was rebuffed. Mr Begg says he believed he knew those who held the murdered aid worker and had helped secure the release of hostages from extremists in Syria in the past.
  • October 13: Mr Cantlie’s sister urges IS to ‘restart dialogue’ with his family.
  • November 16: IS releases a video showing the beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig. The IS militant in the footage speaks with a London accent and appears to be Jihadi John. Mr Kassig was captured in Syria in October 2013 while providing medical training and humanitarian aid to victims of the country’s conflict.
We hope our son is written about and remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family
Ed and Paula Kassig

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ISIS chief’s latest audio message ‘Our march on Rome unstoppable!’

ISLAM WILL DOMINATE

ISIS chief’s latest audio message allegedly proves he’s alive

Via: ANAS

New York, November 13 – Extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday released an audio message purportedly by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a bid to disprove unconfirmed reports of his death or injury in a recent United States air strike.
“Make the volcanoes of jihad erupt everywhere,” the audio message said.
“The crusaders’ missiles will not stop our advance on Rome”.
In it, a man identified as al-Baghdadi references President Barack Obama’s announcement Friday that the US will send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors global terrorist activity.

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/world/2014/11/13/our-march-on-rome-unstoppable-isis_717cb1e5-a2f0-4cee-a56c-d66ea4ad2220.html

CONFIRMED: ISIS LEADER ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI CRITICALLY WOUNDED IN US-LED AIR STRIKE!

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ISIS CHIEF ‘CRITICALLY WOUNDED’ IN AIR RAID

“This strike demonstrates the pressure we continue to place on the ISIL [ISIS] terrorist network and the group’s increasingly limited freedom to maneuver, communicate and command,” US Central Command said.

The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was “critically wounded” when a U.S.-led air strike targeted the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, tribal sources told Al Arabiya News Channel on Saturday.

U.S. Central Command confirmed in a statement that U.S.-led air strikes targeted ISIS leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul late Friday, without confirming whether Baghdadi was killed, AFP reported.

Anbar province MP Mohammad al-Karbuli told Al Arabiya News Channel that coalition aircraft had targeted a gathering of ISIS leaders in al-Qaim that led to the killing of tens of people and wounded.

Karbuli said chaos ensued the air raid with ISIS members scrambling to transport their wounded to al-Qaim hospital which was overwhelmed with the number of patients. Reuters news agency quoted two witnesses as saying an air strike targeted a house where senior ISIS officers were meeting, near al-Qaim.

The witnesses said ISIS fighters had cleared a hospital so that their wounded could be treated. ISIS fighters used loudspeakers to urge residents to donate blood, the witnesses said.

The agency also quoted residents as saying there were unconfirmed reports that ISIS’ local leader in the western Iraqi province of Anbar and his deputy were killed.

U.S. officials would not confirm or deny whether Baghdadi, the group’s overall leader, had been targeted, the agency said.

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=28049

Heartbreaking Video: Syrian Orthodox Abp. of Mosul Nicodemus Sharaf cries, weeps over horrid persecution of Iraqi Christians!!

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Prayer urgency: The Sickest And Most Satanic Persecution Of Christians Has Already Begun (NOW IS THE TIME TO SAVE YOUR FELLOW BRETHREN!!)

Bishop of Mosul is Weeping… 

For the first time in 1500 years, the Chaldean Christians in Iraq are not able to fully observe their Christian Faith. There is a video that is just gut wrenching, a video that will bring you to tears. It is of an interview with Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, the Archbishop of Mosul, weeping and wailing because of the horrid persecutions being done to the Christians in Iraq:

His Eminence, Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, the Archbishop of Mosul, is weeping while explaining the misery of the Iraqi Christians, who had to leave their homes in Mosul and the surrounding villages over 3 months ago. Today, they are suffering the cold winter under the poor tents in Erbil (Kurdistan). Those Christians are still speaking Syriac (Aramaic) until today.

Look to up to Christendom, and watch with a most careful eye her pillars, look to her priests and behold their actions, see how many martyrs they have made, and witness with awe the sublime strength of its warriors. Never forget, and always remember, how the fighters of Christendom “through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” (Hebrews 11:33-34)

Remember the great Romanus, how he, through faith, fought the Turks even when his army was reduced to a few men, combating with drawn sword until he was captured by the sultan in the Battle of Manzikert; remember blessed Constantine how he, through faith, defeated the pagans and rescued the Church from persecution through a valiant force of pious men in the glorious battle of Milvian Bridge; remember all of the martyrs who, through faith, chose a holy death over an ignominious life, having been “crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20).

In the words of the great Church Father and student of St. Peter himself, St. Ignatius,

For hearing that I came bound from Syria, for common names and hope, trusting through your prayers to fight with beasts at Rome, that so, by suffering, I may become indeed a disciple of him “who gave himself to God an offering and sacrifice for us” (St. Ignatius, Epistle to the Ephesians, 1)

These Christians in Iraq, they are the sons of the oldest Christians, the successors of the Apostles, the continuation of the most ancient Church. They go back to the first believers “dwelling in Mesopotamia” (Acts 2:9), and the ones who were with St. Peter “in Babylon, elect together with you” (1 Peter 5:12). They are the remnant of the purest form of Christianity.

Right now we are working very hard to help Christian orphans in Iraq, and to learn more about this, click here.

http://shoebat.com/2014/11/04/sickest-satanic-persecution-christians-already-begun-now-time-save-fellow-brethren/

ISIS BEGINS CRUCIFIXIONS IN NORTHERN SYRIA

SIGN AROUND HIS NECK ACCUSES HIM OF APOSTASY – ABANDONING HIS RELIGION

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According to the IS if the offender is sentenced for apostasy, the charged must be publicly executed and crucified for three days in public.

Urfa, Turkey – The radical group of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed a 17-year-old media activist in the city of al-Bab in Aleppo province, northern Syria, sources in the city reported on Friday. Activists from the city of al-Bab published pictures of Abdullah al-Bushi, 17, crucified in the city near Mansheya roundabout, with a board placed on his chest reading his name, saying “guilty of filming IS headquarters in al-Bab for the amount of 500 Turkish lira”.

Speaking to ARA News, the civil rights activist Darius Darwish said that this behaviour is a “terrorist and criminal act”. “Such crimes intend to target media workers and activists and prevent them from carrying out media work which exposes their brutal practices,” Darwish said.

“Leaving the victim’s dead body for three days is meant to terrorise other journalists and media activists in the first place, s well as the residents of the city,” he added. “These barbarians (in reference to IS militants) will not hesitate to kill and crucify any media activist who tries to convey the reality of their brutality.”

The Islamic State’s use of crucifixion as a punishment stems from its fundamentalist interpretation of  Verse 33 of the fifth book of the Koran.

The verse reads: ‘Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.’

‘That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.’

Despite this, ISIS chooses to ignore the next passage which emphasises forgiveness and removes the imperative to use such a punishment, saying: ‘Except for those who return [repenting] before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.’

Raqqa’s central square has been bathed in blood since the terror group fully seized control of the city earlier in the year. Severed heads are regularly displayed impaled on spikes surrounding a small patch of grass in the square, and there are a number of wooden and metal crosses standing ready for the next execution.

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=27465

Papa Francesco in the viewfinder Isis: The photo of the horror“

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Kafir (Unbeliever) – DEATH THREATS TO BERGOGLIO FROM ISLAMISTS: Father Lombardi downplays and does not take seriously!

Papa Francesco in the viewfinder Isis: “Risk to attack him”
In less than a week, the Pope will visit in Albania. And the jihadist cells in the Balkans are preparing in their own way!

Papa Francesco in the viewfinder Isis: “Risk to attack him”

They vowed that “take” Rome. And that they will, as always, with their methods horror . Now, after the beheading third in less than a month , the threats Isis began to be really afraid. And a growing concern for the safety of Pope Francis . To start the alarm, in addition to the words of the Caliph, a montage of the Holy Father between the posts on the network of Islamic radicals and a trip to Albania that Francis will face in the coming days.

A rebuild the whole thing is “Il Giornale” , in which a piece from the “many voices” finds confirmation of apprehension for the Pontiff.

“Some crazy Jihad, already present in our country, could groped to hit the Pope” confirms Giuseppe Esposito, vice president of Copasir, the Audit Committee of the secret services in the Journal.

Alarms are also coming Iraqi Ambassador to the Vatican, Habeeb Al Sadr. “Pope is a target – he admits – Our analysts and intelligence make assumptions in this regard. Islamic State points to the media hype, just see the beheadings. Not rule out that the Isis arrivals to hit him. ”

And, he notes, “Il Giornale”, the first good chance it could be a trip to Albania Pope Francis has planned for the next twenty-September.

The threat could come from cells in Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia, from where they started hundreds of fighters holy war in Syria and Iraq. On June 19, on the Facebook page of Safet Kuduzovic ‘, a Bosnian Salafi preacher, appeared the photomontage of Pope Francis with his forehead written in red “Kafir” , which means unbeliever. And below the Quranic verse which reserves the unbelievers the fire of hell.

Potrebbe interessarti:http://www.today.it/rassegna/papa-francesco-attentato-isis.html

Iraqi Christians Arm Themselves, Fight Back Against ISIS!

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IRAQI CHRISTIANS FIGHT BACK!! The age of waiting for the Peshmerga to take back territory while we sit is over!

Tired of persecution and threats from the militant Islamic group known as ISIS, some members of Iraq’s Christian minority have decided to take up arms and fight to defend their homes and families.

“We keep talking about Jesus and peace, and now we’ve reached the point where it’s not enough,” said Henry Sarkis, who heads up the Assyrian Patriotic Party.

Assyrians are an ancient people who have lived in Iraq for millennia. They are traditionally Christian. The Assyrian Patriotic Party is only one of many Assyrian political organizations, but the group’s leadership has decided to join forces with the Kurdish Peshmerga, the defense forces for the country’s Kurdish minority.

“The age of waiting for the Peshmerga to take back territory while we sit is over. We took the decision that, with our limited abilities, we will try to participate,” Sarkis told National Geographic.

“We’re being killed in our homes, so why not defend ourselves? Then even if we die, we die with dignity,” he said. “We didn’t want to reach this point — we just want to live in our areas.”

The Assyrian Christians are being persecuted by ISIS fighters. The acronym stands for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The group seeks to establish to a caliphate or Muslim state that enforces strict Sunni Muslim law. The group has persecuted and attacked Assyrians as well as another ancient minority known as the Yazidis.

Christians make up less than 1 percent of Iraq’s population, according CIA statistics cited by The Christian Post. Their numbers have reportedly dwindled from about 1.5 million in 2003 to less than 500,000 today.

Some fear that the decision to fight will make Christians more of a target for sectarian violence.

Duraid Tobiya, an Assyrian from the city of Mosul which was overrun by ISIS fighters in June, said only about 40 of the city’s estimated 10,000 Christians remain. When ISIS takes over an area they insist that everyone living there convert to Islam or pay a tax for not converting or face execution. The Christians who remain in the city were deemed either too old or too poor to pay the ISIS tax. The rest of the Christians have fled the city, Tobiya explained.

“I’m from Mosul — this is the first time I’ve been displaced,” he said. “I lived through everything else that happened in Mosul, but it’s all very different from what’s happening now.”

Still, Tobiya believes the area’s Christians have only two options. He says Christians can either emigrate en masse or seek protection from international organizations.

He prefers the latter option because he fears neither the Peshmerga nor the Iraqi forces will be able to defend the Christian population should ISIS decide to target them specifically once they begin to fight with the Peshmerga.

“We are against emigration, because we are not only the sons of this country but its original inhabitants,” he said. “We must protect ourselves — and also have international protection.”

Sources: National Geographic, The Christian Post

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/religion/tired-isis-persecution-some-iraqi-christians-take-arms-fight#sthash.El60Ow5f.dpuf

 

 

The Threat to America From ISIS Recruits

Will US passport-carrying mercenaries bring jihad home?

The self-proclaimed caliph of the Muslim world, by all accounts, was an unremarkable insurgent and street tough in 2009 when he was released from an American military detention facility in Iraq.

“I’ll see you guys in New York,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly said to his American captors, Army Military Police reservists from Long Island, who at the time shrugged off the remark as little more than a lame joke, according to published reports.

Four years later, al-Baghdadi’s comment sounds much more sinister, a not-so-thinly-veiled threat, as he now heads what is arguably the world’s most powerful and ruthless terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Key to his dream of bringing jihad to the West is the involvement of sympathizers from the United States and other Western countries, who hold Western passports and might be able to travel to those countries more easily. This week’s revelation that 33-year-old Douglas McAuthur McCain is the first American to die while fighting for the Islamic State in Syria has brought more attention to the reality of foreign fighters assisting ISIS.

A dozen years ago, Osama Bin Laden preached jihad from a remote cave in Afghanistan. But ISIS has conquered large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and has established a capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa. It has captured American-produced armored vehicles and ordnance and amassed wealth from robbing banks in its path of destruction.

It also continues to draw fresh recruits from across the globe, including from Europe and the United States. They make their way to Raqqa, a northeastern Syrian city of 500,000 along the Euphrates River, reportedly patrolled by armed fighters in long robes who make sure their strict interpretation of Islam is observed, according to the Associated Press.

The influx is raising fears across the West that ISIS-trained militants may soon be launching terrorist attacks at home.

“Don’t kid yourself for a second that they aren’t intent on hitting the West,” U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-TX, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” earlier this month.

National security analysts believe that ISIS—also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—has aspirations to strike Western targets, though it remains unclear as to whether ISIS will develop the long-term capability to launch worldwide terrorist attacks in the same manner as al Qaeda, which built up its organizational structures and tactics over the better part of two decades.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Aug. 25 that the U.S. government had no evidence of any current ISIS plots to attack the United States.

“We are concerned about the threat that is posed by (ISIS), but it is the assessment, as stated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by the intelligence community, that there currently is not an active plot under way to attack the U.S. homeland,” Earnest said.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters aboard a military flight to Afghanistan earlier this month that he would not recommend U.S. airstrikes in Syria unless he saw evidence that ISIS posed a direct and immediate threat to the United States.

“I can tell you with great clarity and certainty that if that threat existed inside of Syria that it would certainly be my strong recommendation that we would deal with it,” Dempsey said, according to a Fox News report.

ISIS has made repeated threats to attack the U.S. and its allies. A spokesman for the Sunni Muslim terrorist group told VICE News that it would “raise the flag of Allah in the White House.” Pro-ISIS messages on Twitter have threatened individuals in the West and hinted at plans to strike targets in Chicago and Washington, D.C. A recent article in the Arabic press reported that ISIS threatened to attack Americans everywhere when ISIS fighters are attacked.

An Aug. 25 article in the Italian newspaper “Il Tempo” even cited Israeli sources who claimed that ISIS has Pope Francis “in the crosshairs” for being the “greatest exponent of the Christian religions” and the “bearer of false truth.” Jesuit Father Federico Lombardo, the spokesman for the Holy See, told Catholic News Agency that the report had “no foundation” and he added that the Vatican is not concerned about the threat.

However, the leadership of the so-called Caliphate—which al-Baghdadi declared after ISIS gained control of northern Iraq and Syria—”has been clear that it will focus on Western and American targets if given the chance to consolidate its holdings in the so-called Caliphate,” according to retired Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, a distinguished fellow of foreign policy at the Brookings Institute.

“Make no mistake, the abomination of (Islamic State) is a clear and present danger to the U.S.,” Allen wrote for “Defense One,” adding that the group is not “a flash in the pan” as it is reinforced by Sunni tribal elements from Syria and Iraq and a “witch’s brew” of foreign fighters from across Asia, Russia, Europe and America.

“The Caliphate’s Western recruits will be felt in the European and American homelands for years to come regardless of the fate of IS and its cause,” Allen wrote.

Many observers became aware of ISIS’ Western fighters after a grisly video emerged this month showing a masked jihadist, speaking with a British accent and standing next to the American freelance journalist James Foley, who was subsequently beheaded. British officials have told local newspapers that the jihadist is likely from the United Kingdom, perhaps London.

According to a report from The Soufan Group, a New York-based intelligence organization, more than 12,000 fighters from at least 81 countries have joined the fighting in Syria. Of those, about 2,500 jihadists are from the West, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia.

In July, ISIS’ media wing released a recruitment video featuring an English-speaking Canadian, identified as Abu Muslim, who called for skilled professionals to join the jihad. “This is more than just fighting,” he said. “We need the engineers, we need doctors, we need professionals… There is a role for everybody.”

The Western fighters joining ISIS’ cause pose serious national security concerns for the U.S. and Europe, especially since those individuals have passports and visas.

“The short-term concern is the Americans that have gone to fight with ISIS and the west Europeans that have gone to fight with ISIS could be trained and directed by ISIS to come to the United States to conduct small scale attacks,” CBS News national security analyst Mike Morell told “CBS This Morning” earlier this month. Morell added: “If an ISIS member showed up at a mall in the United States tomorrow with an AK-47 and killed a number of Americans, I would not be surprised.”

ISIS extremists “are one plane ticket away from U.S. shores,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Aug. 24. The concerns of ISIS-trained Westerners visiting the United States have prompted some federal lawmakers to propose revising the visa-waiver program, which allows citizens of 38 countries—mostly European nations—to enter and stay in the U.S. for 90 days without a visa.

Several European governments have also adopted recent measures to try to prevent their citizens from joining the fight in Iraq and Syria, or intercepting them before they return to their home countries. The French and German government have also sent arms to Iraq to help Kurdish and national military forces battle ISIS, according to published reports.
ISIS, awash with money stolen from Iraqi banks and revenues from the oil fields it has captured, is morphing into a state-like entity, wrote Allen, who noted that the Taliban, when it controlled Afghanistan, provided a base for Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to plan their strikes on the West, most notably the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In comparison to ISIS, the Taliban were and remain as cavemen, Allen wrote.

“A comprehensive American and international response now—now—is vital to the destruction of this threat,” Allen wrote, who added the Islamic State “is an entity beyond the pale of humanity and it must be eradicated.”
Said Allen: “If we delay now, we will pay later.”

http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/article/the-threat-to-america-from-isis-recruits