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Former ISIS Sex Slaves Receive Sakharov Prize

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

ISIS survivors Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar are slated to receive the 2016 Sakharov Prize in a ceremony in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Euronews reported. The two Iraqi Yazidi women escaped sexual enslavement by ISIS, to become spokespersons for all women victimized by the Islamist terror group’s campaign of sexual violence.

Kocho, a village near Sinjar in Iraq, where Murad, 23, and Aji Bashar, 19, lived was attacked by ISIS terrorists who killed all the males there. The young women were abducted and forced into sex slavery. Murad eventually escaped in November 2014, Aji Bashar in April 2016. Both now live in Germany. They both work to raise awareness of the plight of the Yazidi community in Iraq and of the situation of women caught up in campaigns of sexual violence.

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was set up in 1998. Named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, it is awarded each year by the European Parliament to honor individuals and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The prize comes with an award of about $55 thousand.

Nadia Murad said in a statement: “I visited more than 20 countries in the Arab world and Europe. I have met a lot of presidents, parliamentarians and other people. What we want from the world is to stop this, to penalize those responsible for our extermination, to punish criminals in front of the International Criminal Court, is to protect minorities, small communities like the Yazidis and the Christians who live in Iraq and Syria.”

Lamiya Aji Bashar said in a statement, “I am very happy. It is great moral support for me to receive this prize in the name of those who were kidnapped and defeated by ISIS. Thousands of women have been sexually assaulted and I am one of them. ISIS wanted to get rid the world of Yazidis but whatever happens to any one of us, we will tell the truth.”

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (1921 –1989) was a Russian nuclear physicist, a Soviet dissident, and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights. He worked with his Jewish wife, Yelena Bonner (1923 –2011), who wrote frequently on Russia and human rights. Sakharov’s life inspired several prizes named after him.

An Andrei Sakharov prize has also been awarded by the American Physical Society every other year since 2006 “to recognize outstanding leadership and/or achievements of scientists in upholding human rights.”

The Andrei Sakharov Prize For Writer’s Civic Courage was established in October 1990.

In 2004, an annual Sakharov Prize for journalism was established for reporters and commentators in Russia. Funded by former Soviet dissident Pyotr Vins, now a businessman in the US, this Sakharov prize is administered by the Glasnost Defense Foundation in Moscow. The prize “for journalism as an act of conscience” has been won over the years by famous journalists such as Anna Politkovskaya and young reporters and editors working far from Russia’s media capital, Moscow. The 2015 winner was Yelena Kostyuchenko, who has been assaulted and arrested on several occasions in retribution for her journalism and activism.

David Israel

58 Dead, 110 Wounded in 3 Terror Attacks on Baghdad

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

At least 58 people died and 110 were wounded Tuesday in three separate terrorist attacks in Baghdad, all carried out by Da’esh (ISIS).

Two car bombings and a third bombing on an outdoor market took place in the Iraqi capital, all in Shi’ite neighborhoods, according to ABC News.

The worst attack was one that took place in the northeastern Sha’ab neighborhood where 38 were killed; more than 70 were wounded.

That was preceded by a car bombing at a produce market in the Dora section in southern Baghdad, where eight died and 22 others were wounded.

The day began with a roadside car bombing outside an open air market in Sadr City, immediately followed by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives as rescue workers and others came running to help victims of the first attack. A total of 14 people died in that attack; more than 20 others were wounded, according to Iraqi security officials.

On Sunday, a Da’esh suicide bomber in the town of Taji, 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad attacked a natural gas plant, killing 14 people and wounding at least 27 others. The flames consumed the facility and destroyed at least one of the gas-processing units.

Hana Levi Julian

ISIS Declares ‘State of Emergency in Raqqa’ But Reasons Are Unclear

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The Da’esh (ISIS) terror organization has reportedly declared a “state of emergency” in its de facto capital in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa but its reasons are not clear.

Although the U.S.-led coalition forces believe that recent battles have caused the group’s anxiety, it’s more likely the prospect of the arrival of the Mother Ship that has worried the leadership.

A coalition spokesperson said the “declaration of state of emergency is a response to recent military progress by Syrian government forces in the area. “We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, we know this enemy feels threatened, as they should,” U.S.-led coalition spokesperson Col Steve Warren told CNN. “They see the Syrian Democratic Forces, along with the Syrian Arab Coalition, maneuver both to their east and to their west. We’ve had reports of ISIL (Da’esh/ISIS) repositioning both their combat capabilities, and we’ve seen reports of them repositioning personnel … either within the city of even out of the city.”

The report followed news that Da’esh had killed at least 35 soldiers from the Syrian armed forces, losing 24 fighters in the process, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

But social media and news reports that Da’esh believes it may soon come under siege in Raqqa, its self-declared capital, may not have much to do with the months-long strikes by coalition forces at all.

It turns out that after a decade of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Al Qaeda appears to have decided to relocate its headquarters to Syria. According to a report quoting unnamed U.S. and European intelligence and counter terror sources in Sunday’s edition of the New York Times, Al Qaeda recently sent a delegation of its top veterans to Syria to start the process of creating a new headquarters for the terror group.

The Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra (Al Nusra Front) terrorist organization broke its cooperative agreement with Da’esh in 2013. The group led radical Islamists in splitting from moderate opposition forces and was involved in the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad from the start of the civil war.

Since that time, various groups have begun to set up independent emirates – small sovereign states – within the geographic area that once was referred to as Syria.

Senior Al Qaeda operatives have also now been told to lay the groundwork for establishing an emirate there, possibly through Al Nusra, which has yet to formally declare one.

Al Qaeda supreme leader Ayman al-Zawahri released his first audio statement in months about two weeks ago, giving his blessing to the venture.

The presence of a consolidated Al Qaeda headquarters in Syria would, of course, mean a bloody battle indeed between the group and Da’esh, which broke off as a splinter group from Al Qaeda.

It would also mean a massive infusion of new blood for Al Qaeda from a region bursting with passionate youths looking for something to do and somewhere to go, other than school and the prospect of a “regular life.” It would provide an alternative for those who are filled with Islamic fundamentalism, hatred and bloodthirsty excitement, but who just can’t deal with the mindless brutality of Da’esh — which has been the only option up to now.

Such a headquarters, strategically located in the heart of the Middle East near the borders of Turkey, Iran and Russia between Europe, Africa and North America, spells the start of a brand new nightmare for the next American president, regardless of who it is.

For Israel, it means unrelenting vigilance along the northern and southern borders.

Da’esh is already ensconsed in the Sinai Peninsula, where its affiliate, the former Ansar Beyt al-Maqdis, now known as “Sinai Province,” has firmed up its bond with Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization. Since the start of this month, the IDF has already uncovered two Hamas cross-border terror attack tunnels leading from Gaza into Israeli territory. Each time, the military engineers were forced to carry out their search under mortar fire directed at them by terrorists from Gaza.

Hana Levi Julian

ISIS Executes 7-Year-Old Boy for “Blasphemy”

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Arab news source report that an ISIS Sharia court in the northern Syrian city of Al-Raqqa executed a 7-year-old child for “blasphemy” on Thursday.

Mu’az Hassan was playing ball in the street on Monday, when an ISIS terrorist walking by heard him say a curse word.

ISIS police arrested the 7-year-old, and the boy was taken to an ISIS Sharia court on Thursday.

The Islamic court pronounced judgement and the boy was then shot in the head in front of his parents who collapsed in shock, and several hundred onlookers.

Jewish Press News Briefs

ISIS Now Multi-Generational & Global With 34 Affiliates

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

No matter what you call it: Islamic State, Da’esh, ISIS or ISIL, the radical Islamist terror group that began as an Al Qaeda offshoot of a caliphate has become a multi-generation global monster.

Members are marrying and having children who they are raising to become new terrorists in the same murderous traditions they are carrying out.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday that by mid-December 2015, 34 terrorist groups from around the world have pledged allegiance to ISIS (Da’esh, as the group is called in the Middle East).

In his report, Ban said that number is only expected to grow in 2016. Da’esh poses “an unprecedented threat,” he said, because of its ability to persuade groups from countries such as Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and the Philippines to join its cause.

“The recent expansion of the ISIL sphere of influence across west and north Africa, the Middle East and south and southeast Asia demonstrates the speed and scale at which the gravity of the threat has evolved in just 18 months,” Ban warned.

Moreover, Da’esh is “the world’s wealthiest terrorist organization,” he said, estimating the group’s income last year – just from oil and oil products, was between $400 to $500 million, despite an embargo.

Cash taken from bank branches in Iraqi provinces under Da’esh control totaled $1 billion, according to the UN mission in Iraq.

Da’esh terror affiliates are present in the Sinai Peninsula — called “Sinai Province” — and Da’esh terror cells exist within Israel as well.

Hana Levi Julian

Why does Obama call ISIS “ISIL”, and what does it have to do with Israel?

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Have you ever noticed that every time Barack Obama talks about ISIS he calls them ISIL?

Every politician, every news outlet, everyone in the world calls the terror group ISIS. President Obama’s words are deliberate, consistent and thought out. The reason why may shock you.

Jewish standing and security throughout the diaspora is on a freefall as Islam proliferates and metastasizes globally.

In response to the Muslim imperialism, the US, Europe, and the world are increasing their coercive pressure on Israel to make suicidal gestures such as the two state solution which would be both a denial of the justice of our connection to this land and a death sentence for countless Jews who would perish at the inevitable wave of terror which would result.

In the wake of the attacks on Israel both from within and without, what is the calling of the generations for the Jewish people today? How does the dramatic story of Joseph testing his brothers and revealing himself to them color the prism through which we can understand our times?

Ari Abramowitz & Jeremy Gimpel

Five Israeli Arabs Indicted for Supporting ISIS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Five northern Arabs with Israeli citizenship have been indicted for supporting the Islamic State (ISIS), buying guns and training with them for the stated objective of killing Jews, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Tuesday.

Two of the members of the cell were brothers. At least one of the terrorists was preparing to join ISIS in Iraq or Syria.

Police and the Shin Bet arrested the cell in October and November. Two of the members are age 18, and the others are ages 22, 23 and 27.

The members were in the stages of strengthening their belief in radical Islam and told the investigators they support ISIS which Israel has declared to be an illegal group.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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