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Jordan Trying 12 ISIS Terrorists

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

A Jordanian court on Monday heard prosecution witnesses in the trial of 12 Jordanians charged with joining or recruiting for the Islamic State (ISIS).

Intelligence witnesses said there is conclusive evidence that the defendants ” joined the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State” and “promoted their ideology in Jordan,” according to Jordanian media.

More than 100 others have been arrested for suspected ties with the ISIS, but there may be hundreds more who are undermining the kingdom that faces a constant threat of a revolution from radical Islamists and the majority Bedouin population that includes “refugees” under the eternal stewardship of UNRWA.

The Muslim Brotherhood also is a threat to Jordan, and the court on Monday denied for the sixth consecutive time a request bail for Mohammed Saeed Baker, one of the Brotherhoods’ leading members, who was arrested in September for incitement at a pro-Hamas rally.

He has been charged with “undermining the state” and he faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

 

Americans Frantic over Threat of Islamic Terror

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

An overwhelming majority of 86 percent of likely American voters “consider radical Islamic terrorism a threat to the United States,” according to a new Rasmussen telephone survey conducted last week.

The poll followed two deadly attacks in Canada.

The respondents also conceded that not all “lone wolf” terrorism can be prevented. The results obviously indicate that American also don’t seem to have much faith that terrorism by an organized group can be prevented.

Their sense of being threatened is 11 points higher than expressed in a similar poll in January.

Half of the sample of likely voters said that the threat from radical Islam is “very serious,” while only three percent dismissed it as not being a threat at all.

Lebanon Captures Islamic Strongholds in Tripoli

Monday, October 27th, 2014

After days of fighting Islamists in Tripoli, Lebanon, Lebanese commandos, backed by helicopters took the headquarters of the Islamists, according to a report in Lebanon’s Daily Star.

The fighting has left 42 dead and 150 wounded over the past few days.

When the Lebanese troops went to take a mosque they believed to be full of terrorists they found it empty. The working theory is that the ISIS-affiliated terrorists shaved their beards, changed their clothing and escaped with the civilian population.

So far 163 Islamic terrorists have been arrested.

Battle Ends Between ISIS-linked Fighters and Lebanese Army in Tripoli

Monday, October 27th, 2014

After two days of heavy gunfire, the streets are now silent in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city.

Lebanon’s army and Islamist fighters linked to Syrian rebels, the Jabhat al Nusra (Al Nusra Front), Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror groups have ceased fighting.

But not until after they had claimed the lives of 11 soldiers and eight civilians.

The two-day battle was the worst Syrian-linked violence in Lebanon since the summer, when Islamist fighters linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, and Jabhat al Nusra (Al Nusra Front) invaded the Lebanese border town of Arsal.

The Syrian “rebels” – actually foreign terrorists, for the most part – took 20 Lebanese soldiers captive in that raid. Three have since been executed.

The mostly Sunni Muslim city has seen numerous battles – overflow from the civil war raging in Syria – over the past three-plus years.

Israel has seen overflow from that war as well, with some of the shelling and missile fire directed into the Golan Heights. Occasionally it becomes unclear who is firing what at whom; on those occasions, the IDF fires back at the source, and the silence on Israel’s northern border returns.

Due to the sectarian nature of the Middle East, Lebanon has had its share of instability. Sunni Muslims have for the most part lined up behind the Syrian rebels, who are themselves a divided group, some having broken away to become jihadists and others having remained moderate.

Shi’ite Lebanese have supported the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Both are generously patronized by Iran. Russia has also been an eager participant, supporting Assad with weapons as well.

Since February, Lebanon has been a country without a president. That is when the term of former President Michel Suleiman expired – and none has been elected to take his place.

For now, the army has managed to clear nearly all the positions held by the Islamist gunmen, according to Sunni politician Samir Jisr, who spoke with international media. Almost. There are still a few positions left to clear around the city.

Israeli Envoy: Jordan King Blasting Israel to Appease his Arab Allies

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

(JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested that King Abdullah’s recent allegation that Israel kills Arab children en masse stems from pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt.

Ambassador Daniel Nevo offered the commentary in an interview that aired Friday on Army Radio. Abdullah leveled the accusation at Israel earlier this week during his meeting with Jordanian lawmakers.

“If, as we are fighting radical Islamist groups as a coalition, they are slaughtering children in Gaza and Jerusalem every five minutes, then it’s impossible,” said Abdullah II of Jordan, who usually employs less inflammatory language when speaking about Israel.

[JP: Last Monday, Abdullah spoke about "Zionist Extremism" and compared it to ISIS.]

Nevo would not comment directly on the king’s statement but spoke generally about the monarch’s predicament as one of Israel’s closest allies in the region.

“The king is being attacked by countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and even Egypt on how the Israelis allegedly are disrespecting him,” Nevo told Army Radio when asked to comment on Abdullah’s use of harsh language. “They don’t see the whole picture.” He added: “The violence at the Temple Mount puts Abdullah II in an embarrassing situation each time anew.”

The 20-year anniversary of peace with Israel, which will occur next week, will not be noted or celebrated in Jordan, according to Army Radio. “People on the Jordanian street, they don’t watch Israeli television. They watch Al Jazeera. So how do you expect him to celebrate the anniversary?” Nevo asked.

Nevo noted that on the economic front the two countries are strengthening relations. He pointed to the signing last month of a deal to make Israel Jordan’s primary supplier of gas, as well as a deal signed several months before that for the joint operation of a desalinization plant in Aqaba.

Lebanon Soldier Abducted in Tripoli

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

A Lebanon soldier was reportedly kidnapped by terrorists in Tripoli, Lebanese sources are reporting Sunday morning.

On Saturday, fighting between the Lebanon Army and ISIS-affiliated terrorists in the Lebanese city of Tripoli left at least 14 dead and dozens wounded.

Lebanon appears to be slipping into chaos.

Lebanon Army and ISIS Battle it Out in Tripoli

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

At least 14 people have been killed in Tripoli, Lebanon, in multiple battles between the Lebanese Army and Islamic troops on Saturday, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.

The dead include civilians, army, and ISIS-affiliated terrorists.

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