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Canada Foils Terror Plot Against US Consulate in Toronto

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Canadian authorities nabbed a potential terrorist before he could carry out a plot to bomb the U.S. Consulate in Toronto, CTVNews reported Wednesday.

Jhanzab Malik, a Pakistani national holding permanent resident status in Canada, also allegedly planned to attack targets in the city’s financial district as well.

He was arrested on suspicion of “engaging in terrorism and being a danger to national security.” The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is claiming Malik has a “violent and extremist mindset” but has not charged him.

The suspect was ordered to be held on “security grounds” pending deportation following an immigration hearing on Wednesday. He appeared via video link from Lindsay, Ontario; it is not clear why he is being held for deportation rather than being charged under the country’s anti-terror laws.

The CBSA alleged that Malik befriended and attempted to radicalize an undercover RCMP officer; he showed him videos of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading captives. He also claimed to be a friend of American-born Al Qaeda imam Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in Yemen by the U.S. in a 2011 air strike, according to CBC.

Malik originally entered the country on a student visa in 2004 but gained permanent status via his wife’s sponsorship five years later.

The CBSA has been tracking the suspect for some time; in 2013, he was questioned by Canadian border guards and then by intelligence officials at Pearson International Airport upon arrival from Libya, where he said he had been teaching.

Malik also claimed during that questioning to have been visiting Saudi Arabia – but it is now believed he received weapons, landmine and combat training at a terrorist camp in Libya.

The government is working to pass a new anti-terror bill that is expected to put teeth into Canada’s law enforcement abilities. The country is still on high alert following two terror attacks that took the lives of two Canadian soldiers.

Jihadi John Tells Mom and Dad: Gee, Sorry, but Work is Work

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Mohammed “Jihadi John” Emwazi has reportedly apologized to his British parents for causing them embarrassment by his beheading innocent victims of the ISIS, but he did not state any regrets.

He told his mom and dad through a third party in Syria that he really is sorry for the “problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused,” The Sunday Times reported.

However, he did not express any sorrow for cutting off the heads of ISIS victims and then letting the entire world watch his brutality and hear him speak from behind his mask.

Emwazi’s father Jasem originally called his son a “terrorist” and a “dog” after he was identified but then  rejected the identification of Jihadi John as his son, a graduate in computer science. The family has gone into hiding since Emwazi was identified.

Even the family lawyer has dropped the case like a hot potato for “personal reasons” after he filed lawsuits for slander on behalf of Jihadi John’s father.

The attorney, Salem al-Hashash had stated that “so far, Western security agencies have not provided any evidence to prove that Mohammed Emwazi is Jihadi John” and that the identification by The Washington Post is “untrue and baseless.”

Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

The Nigerian Boko Haram terrorist organization has posted a video in which it pledges loyalty to the Islamic State (ISIS), which may or may not return the favor.

Boko Haram recently has copied some of the ISIS’s methods, including beheading, but the group simply may be trying to ramp up pressure on the Nigerian government.

The ISIS has become a threat beyond Iraq and Syria. Egypt last month bombed ISIS bases in Libya after the Islamic terrorists murdered nearly a dozen Egyptian Christian Copts.

Boko Haram’s 6000-man force would be an asset for ISIS if it chooses to accept Boko Haram as an ally, but a history of Islamic terrorist crazies is littered with broken agreements because no one wants to yield power.

Reports have surfaced that ISIS attracting young people from Nigeria, which would be a part of the caliphate state imagined by ISIS.

Boko Haram controls territory in northeast Nigeria, which borders Libya.

Jacob Zenn, a Jamestown Foundation expert on Boko Haram, told CNN:

Boko Haram joining the ISIS fold makes sense to both groups.  Boko Haram will get legitimacy, which will help its recruiting, funding and logistics as it expands into (French-speaking) West Africa. It will also get guidance from ISIS in media warfare and propaganda. Previously Boko Haram was a sort of outcast in the global Jihadi community. Now it is perhaps ISIS’s biggest affiliate.

ISIS gets more international legitimacy as a global caliphate.

He added that ISIS and Boko Harem last month apparently established a Twitter account that carried the video on Saturday proclaiming the Nigerian’s group loyalty to ISIS.

ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Employees

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – Daesh, as it is known in the Middle East – ISIS or ISIL, as it is known elsewhere around the world, is taking aim at the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, and his employees.

The social media networking site has been shutting down ISIS-related accounts, where the group has been posting up to 90,000 hate messages a day, infuriating the terrorists.

The site blocked any user identified as being associated with ISIS, in concert with its terms of service which explicitly ban “direct, specific threats of violence against others.”

YouTube also has been proactive in shutting down ISIS-related Twitter accounts with the assistance of the counter-terror Internet referral unit in Britain.

In response, the group threatened in an Arabic-language post uploaded to the “JustPaste.it” image-sharing site, “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.” Dorsey and his employees have “become a target for the soldiers of the Caliphate and supporters scattered among your midst!” Daesh warned. The post went on to rant, “You started this failed war … We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back. But when our lions come and take your breath, you will never come back to life.”

By the way – as an extra bit of comfort for those Twitter employees living or working in the United States – it may help to know that James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, says Americans who have traveled to fight with terrorists in Syria and then returned are “not a threat” to the U.S.

Clapper made the remark Monday while speaking at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

All those who have returned so far have been quiet, he said.

“We’ve since found they went for humanitarian purposes or some other reasons that don’t relate to plotting… In fact at this point, we’re not aware of any of these people who have returned who are engaged in plotting” an attack,” he went on.

“If they come back and they are not involved in plotting – don’t have a nefarious purpose – then that’s their right and privilege as an American citizen to come back,” Clapper added,” according to The Hill.

A Lost Soul and $25 Buys a Ticket to Cross from Turkey to ISIS

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Wanabee Islamic State savages need only $25 to enter ISIS-controlled territory from Turkey, which U.S. intelligence director James Clapper said Thursday is not going to take an active role in the war against the ISIS.

He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Ankara is more concerned with Kurdish opposition and its troubled economy.

The passage from Turkey to Syria is known as “jihad highway,” where $25 is enough for a lost soul to pay a smuggler to whisk him across to the dream of joining the ISIS and becoming a barbarian, if you are a man, or a slave to sex, if you are a woman.

“Public opinion polls show in Turkey they don’t see ISIL as a primary threat,” said Clapper, who referred to the ease of terrorists to travel in Turkey.

“And of course, the consequence of that is a permissive environment… because of their laws and the ability of people to travel through Turkey en route to Syria,” he explained. “So somewhere in the neighborhood of 60% of those foreign fighters find their way to Syria through Turkey.”

As usual, President Recep Erdoğan is missing the foreign policy boat. After he ditched Israel several yards ago and ran into the waiting arms of Bashar al-Assad and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he had a hard time escaping their deadly clutches when he woke up.

If the U.S.-led strike force does not eliminate the ISIS first, Erdoğan may come out of his stupor when is finds himself dressed in an orange jumpsuit.

Erdoğan is led by his ego and not common sense, and Turkish smugglers are led by money and not by morality.

The WorldPost described a 30-year-old Turkish smuggler, Jasim Qalthim, as a “devoted father” who smuggles people into ISIS territory. He explained that an ISIS official, a former Turk named “Abu Ali,” controls the border.

“All the soldiers are afraid of him. One time, he closed the border for 10 days, just because he was angry. He controls everything. He makes huge money and buys weapons and ammunition for ISIS,” Qalthim said.

So why does he continue to smuggle people?

He listed three reasons: He needs the money to fed his family, it’s easy work, and he doesn’t have to travel far from home.

France Seizes Passports, ID’s of 6 Wannabe Jihadists

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

French border authorities seized the passports of six would-be jihadi fighters – and their identity cards – as they attempted to travel to Syria on Monday.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters at a briefing that intelligence personnel believed the men were heading for Raqqa to join Daesh, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorist organization.

The passports are to be held for six months, after which the order can be renewed, authorities said. The men have the right to appeal the confiscation in a court of law.

Seizing passports of travelers heading to terrorist combat zones is one of the measures that was implemented last November in France as part of its new counter-terrorism initiative.

Turkish Forces Infiltrate Syria to Rescue Troops, Artifacts from Ottoman Tomb

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Turkish military forces launched a cross-border raid into northern Syria reportedly to evacuate personnel guarding a centuries-old Ottoman tomb across the border near the Kurdish town of Kobani late Saturday.

The operation was carried out overnight by ground troops backed by warplanes, according to the Turkish state-run TNT television station.

One soldier was killed while evacuating personnel protecting the Tomb of Suleyman Shah and artifacts in the mausoleum, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. Suleyman Shah, who died in 1236 CE, at a spot along the Euphrates, was the grandfather of Osman I, the founder of the massive Ottoman Empire.

A joint operation by Turkish intelligence and military personnel, the evacuation was carried out after reports suggested the tomb was besieged by members of Daesh, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror organization.

There were no clashes with enemy combatants, according to Hurriyet, which reported that Turkish troops left Syria after detonating the symbolic building to prevent Daesh terrorists from using it as a base.

The artifacts from the tomb were “temporarily” brought to Turkey and the army “took control of an area in the Ashma region of Syria, raising our flag, where Suleiman Shah will later be transferred,” according to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

“I want to stress that a nation can build a future only by laying a claim to its past,” the Turkish prime minister added.

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