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Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

November 26th, 2014 No comments

BBC News, Britons jailed over Syria terror camp, 26 Nov 2014 "Mohommod Nawaz, 30, and Hamza Nawaz, 24, both from Stratford, east London, were sentenced to four-and-a-half years and three years respectively."
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Swing Sets and Death in Syria: A Visit to an Aleppo Playground

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Spiegel Online, Swing Sets and Death in Syria: A Visit to an Aleppo Playground
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Western Media Is Obsessed With Kurdish Female Fighters Battling ISIS

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar, Global Voices, Western Media Is Obsessed With Kurdish Female Fighters Battling ISIS, 19 Nov 2014 "International media agencies and activists alike have pushed images of female Peshmerga in their coverage and on social networking sites. The idea of women in uniform, heavily armed, fearless and fighting alongside men seems to be enticing, perhaps even captivating because
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French jihadis

November 21st, 2014 No comments

Zee, Jihad lures teens from unsuspected corners of France ""Religion is very much an accessory. It`s an Islamist community, but it could just as easily have been anarchist, or anti-fascist," [Marc] Sageman told a news agency.

"It was a point underlined recently when it emerged that would-be jihadists bought the books "Islam for Dummies" and "The Koran for Dummies" over Amazon before leaving
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‘Report Jihad’

November 21st, 2014 No comments

Mirror, ‘Report Jihad’ button promised by UK internet providers to help tackle online extremism "Internet service providers in the UK including BT, Virgin, TalkTalk and Sky have pledged to introduce a ‘report Jihad’ button to make it easier for customers to flag extremist materials."
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Jihad + poetry

November 21st, 2014 No comments

RFE/RL, ‘What Rhymes With Islamic State?’ Militants Express Ideology Through Poetry "In one recent poem about Syria, published on the khilafa.org website, which is run by Chechens in the Latakia-based Khalifat Jamaat faction, the Daghestani author criticizes such "armchair warriors," who he says post pictures of food on social media instead of defending hungry children in Syria."
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Kenya arrests

November 17th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, 200 arrested as Kenya police raid suspected Al-Qaeda linked mosques "One man was killed Monday as Kenyan security forces arrested more than 200 people and seized weapons in raids on mosques accused of links with Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliated Shebab militants, police said."
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Iran to have Internet ‘smart filtering’ within months

November 17th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Iran to have Internet ‘smart filtering’ within months, 14 Nov 2014 "Iran will have “smart filtering” within six months to weed out Internet content the authorities deem offensive or criminal, the telecommunications minister said on Friday."
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Doha-based Qardawi rejects UAE blacklisting

November 17th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Doha-based Qardawi rejects UAE blacklisting, 17 Nov 2014 "The International Union of Muslim Scholars and its chairman, Qatar-based Egyptian cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi, expressed “astonishment” on Monday at being designated a terrorist body by the United Arab Emirates."
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Jihadis who travel to Syria could be barred from UK return for two years

November 14th, 2014 No comments

Guardian, Jihadis who travel to Syria could be barred from UK return for two years "Suspected jihadis, including teenagers, who travel to Syria will be prevented from returning to Britain for two years and only allowed to re-enter if they consent to face trial, home detention, regular police monitoring or go on a deradicalisation course."
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