Abu Hassan Al-Kuwaiti Of ISIS On: Meaning of “Sexual Jihad”

The meaning of a sexual Jihad. And who is behind it? Why it is spread? And what is its goal? And are there people who aid the spreading of this slander and distortion?

Abu Hassan Al-Kuwaiti, Responds to above questions addressed by his son:

First, the real meaning of Jihad: “Is to do what you can and put your energy in supporting the religion of Allah the Almighty. And this work must be purely for Allah.” Jihad must have a sincere intention and correct actions, and the intention is a condition for the soundness of the outwardly action. Like the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam) said: “A deed is according to its intention.” And the correct action is through the Sunnah of Muhammad and what is prescribed by the order of Allah and His permission. A person could leave his house with a good intention for Jihad for the Sake of Allah, but his actions are void or Haram. There are Ahadeeth (talks) about this like “The one who occupies to much space or cuts of roads or harms a believer has no Jihad” and also “Fighting is of two kinds: The one who seeks Allah’s favor, obeys the leader, gives the property he values, treats his associates gently and avoids doing mischief, will have the reward for all the time whether he is asleep or awake; but the one who fights boasting, for the sake of display and to gain a reputation, who disobeys the leader and does mischief on the earth does not return with reward.”

Here you will learn and be aware that the Mujahid and the one who left for Jihad is not infallible, and not everyone who raises the banner of Jihad or calls to Jihad is necessarily on the truth nor is his Jihad automatically correct. Allah said “But Allah accepts from the righteous.” And the Prophet said “The one who commits and action which we did not order, it will be refused.” Because the reality and judging over it is done by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah, and not by slogans and claims. The one who engages in a Jihad, like it is described legitimately (by the Sharia), then he is indeed considered in Jihad.

Secondly: Know that Islam and Muslims have enemies, led by the devil and his party from the infidels and hypocrites, who are fighting Islam and Muslims day and night by all means and methods and ways in order for us to leave Islam! One of the greatest methods of these enemies is the war of terminologies and concepts, and the most dangerous means they have is the media, and this is a kind of magic (Sihr), like the Prophet said “Some speech is like magic.”

The enemies use their terminology to influence the ideas of Muslims, and they corrupt them through the media, like the satellite channels, the broadcasts, the newspapers, opinion makers, social media channels, etc.. And these enemies could use people from our own citizens, their outwardly appearance is Islam and righteousness, they memorize knowledge but they do not act according to it. Furthermore, their outwardly appearance differs from their inwardly state. So the enemies spread mischief through them, corrupting the religion of the Muslims. Like the Prophet said “The thing I fear for my Ummah is a hypocrite with a learned tongue.”

One example of the war of terminologies is “The war on terror”. You will find the enemies calling for defending their rights, and refusing submission, and defending themselves against oppression, and so forth, against Muslims “Terror”. They spread this in the media through a person who looks religious outwardly, to fight the Mujahideen in the name of war on terror. And in the reality you will find that the whole world is silent about the terror of the enemies against Muslims, and their killing, and violating their honor, and offending the Islamic sanctuaries, like their desecration of the Quran and their slanders against the Prophet (SalAllahu Alayhi wa Selam), and their assault on Muslim lands and their countries. Then after all this real terrorism they come and accuse the ones who defend their sanctities and right with terrorism.

Thirdly: The term “Sexual Jihad” is divided into two words. Jihad, and this is what we have explained before. Then comes sex (Nikah), and this consist of marriage and wanting women. And they mean by it that the Jihad of these Muslims or Mujahideen is only for women and satisfying their desires! And the earth is almost ready to split because of the severity of these words, this is a great crime and a great injustice. And the goal of this is distorting the Jihad and the reputation of the Mujahideen who carry the responsibility of defending Islam and the Muslims and protecting their honor from violation by the Nusayris and the Rawafid and the Americans and others.

This term was spread by the enemies of Islam against the Mujahideen to tarnish their image and slander the Muslims, while we know that these enemies are criminals who assaulted Muslim women and killed men and orphaned children. Then they come and slander those who refuse this and defend against their evil, saying that they do not defend Islam and Muslims but that they want to satisfy their desires for women! And this is one of the methods of the enemies in the war of terminologies and distorting concepts and spreading them through their sorcery media.

Fourthly: The fields of Jihad are not free from innovators and hypocrites and corrupt people, there are those who follow their desires and his intention is a woman he wants to marry, and these are not Mujahideen but rather they are people of mischief, and they are not those who defend Islam and Muslims, but rather they follow their desires and misunderstandings. Like it is the case with ISIS for example. Who incite and send of their youth against the weak-minded women to leave their families and homes and disobey their parents (Wali) to join the ranks of ISIS, then they marry them without a Wali and order them to travel without a (male) Mahram, and they drag them out of their obedience to their Wali like their parents and those who have guardianship over them.

ISIS is an innovated group deviant from the Islam, and the people of knowledge said about them that they are Khawarij dogs of hellfire, and others said they are deviant extremists. And ISIS also caused the violation of the honor of Muslim women because of their love for their lusts, they took Yazidi women as slaves in Iraq so the reaction of the Yazidis was taking Sunni women as slaves in Iraq. Hence we learn that the enemies of the Muslims found someone who help them in defaming and distorting the Jihad, through people who are deviant innovators who in reality are not Mujahideen, but they claim Jihad and raise its slogans while they are enemies of it, like the Kufaar are enemies of the Muslims.

Do not be deceived by what the enemies of Islam are propagating about the Mujahideen for the Sake of Allah, and do not be fooled by their media, and do not consider ISIS as Mujahideen, they are deviant innovators and enemies to the Muslims as well. As for the Mujahideen, they left for the Sake of Allah to defend Islam and Muslims and protect the honors and repel corruption, and they are many thanks to Allah, in more than one country…………………..

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“The Followers of “The Caliphate” in Yemen … Facts and Questions”

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Muhannad Ghallab (Soldier in al Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula)  Questions  number of facts not logically explained and the followers of the “Islamic State” in Yemen see it as the eye of reality, 

There has been the announcement of a number of members and mujahid groups in some of the Muslim countries of their allegiance to the new Caliphate, who accepted their allegiance on the differences and included in conditions, these members and those groups in terms of weakness and strength in reality which they announced themselves, and thus what followed was the erosion or the real presence for them in which they could translate it on the ground through military work which is the goal and gain of establishing mujahid groups for the sake of the deen and fighting His enemies.

And the stark truth which two of the wise do not differ is that all of those entities – whether new among them or seeking to improve like you say – its reality remains very far from the reality and meaning of the large name which presented itself through the world and is not “The Caliphate.” And that the military strategy for the group did not differ from the other strategies from the mujahid groups old and new, which lived and lives the same reality; whether in the Iraqi and Shami ocean characterized by the same in open paramilitary war, as was the case and still is in all of Khurasan and Somalia, and before in less than the 3 past years in Yemen, or among the ‘states’ of the Caliphate in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and the Caucasus and Khurasan, which pursues mostly a guerilla style of war. And both strategies, the paramilitary war and the guerilla style war, determines the choosing of one of them without the other with taking into account multiple considerations, among them like the military power and the spite and the nature of the land and so forth, as it is known in the military science.

The purpose of this article is to highlight a number of facts about the state of the group ‘Wilayat al Yemen’ belonging to the Caliphate in the land of faith and wisdom (Yemen) from where the followed strategy since the beginning of its announcement until now. And the author of the discussion article chose “Wilayat al Yemen” with his consideration of the livelihood of the jihadist reality in Yemen unlike other regions which announced “The Caliph al Baghdadi” accepted its pledge of allegiance for it, and it is reality maybe one person knows about him some aspects and absent of other aspects, most of it as a result of a lack of presence in this arena or that.

“SOLDIER” questions a number of facts not logically explained and the followers of the “Islamic State” in Yemen see it as the eye of reality, by addressing the following questions:

  • Why do the followers of the Islamic State in Yemen demand from the mujahidin especially without Muslims, allegiance to their Caliphate despite he does not have any power in this country? And is the request for allegiance to the Islamic State and the Caliphate not because it is not in reality present originally? Or is the request for allegiance to establish an Islamic State and Caliphate its followers claim that it is already established!? What it is like is selling a cord of the pregnant and the fruit on the tree before the goodness of the Bedouin and the fish in the water and they are all religiously forbidden sales perhaps deceiving the Muslims?
  • Why do the followers of the Islamic State in Yemen evade fighting the Houthis and eradicating them – as what happened in al Jawf and Rada’a and so forth – despite an order from their Caliphate for them to do that? Did their orders change or did they become disobedient to their Emir?
  • Why are the followers of the Islamic State in Yemen keen on slandering the Emirs of the jihad and its leadership and defaming lies upon them and promote that and then some of them make takfir; as what happened in the false story about the woman who asked Sheikh Abu Basir al Wahishi, may Allah protect him, in the presence of Sheikh Harith al Nithari, may Allah have mercy on him, about a secret “sadness,” the first from the Islamic State group because the swearing of allegiance of a number of al Qa’ida mujahidin to the Islamic State. And he said to her “how and not and they took my sons from me,” and it is a false story denied by Sheikh Harith al Nithari, may Allah have mercy on him, who was labeled a kafir by Sharia Emir al Adani in the Islamic State in Yemen- before his martyrdom, may Allah have mercy on him?
  • Why does the Islamic State in Yemen prevent its followers from military work at the specific time when jihad is appointed in this country, in which the crusaders and apostates and the Houthis are fighting the Muslims? Did the ruling on the jihad not reach you? Or are you prevented under the pretext of preparation? And where is it from the distress of the Muslims who moan from the taghut tyrant East and West but Baghdad itself where it rapes the silks of the Sunnah and the Caliphate doesn’t have to restrain them from fracturing?
  • Why does the Islamic State in Yemen aim for deviation and deception when it demands, while it demands its participation in military operations, as what happened more than once, and I will not declare when and where and the detail doesn’t matter and the issue is known to the mujahidin in Yemen?
  • Also, why does the Islamic State in Yemen aim for deviation and deception then it demands participation in looting without fighting as what happened after conquest of the 19th Infantry Brigade in Bayhan in Shabwah recently? Then when one of the al Qa’ida Emirs refused their demands, they became angry with him?
  • Why is the Islamic State in Yemen keen on tempting the al Qa’ida mujahidin with an Emirate and wealth when exposed to the pledge of allegiance to them; as what happened in more than one location, but was the reason the trustworthy mujahidin refused the pledge of allegiance in exchange for what this world has to offer and putting down the deen?
  • Why do the followers of the Islamic State, who were in al Qa’ida before they left it, procrastinate in handing over guardianship of al Qa’ida’s work from cars and weapons and ammunition belonging to it? Do you do this based on the al Thafar fatwa with consideration that it is the Muslims wealth which the Caliphate and its followers settle it even without consent of the owner of the wealth?
  • Why did the Islamic State refuse a public Shari’ah debate between its Shar’iah officials and al Qa’ida’s Sharia officials? And simpler than that it refuses even merely visits, in Allah, which the al Qa’ida mujahidin requested them into their homes? Does the owner of the truth not fear a debate who sees them as deviants? And is it deserving and keen on their guidance from others?
  • Why did the Islamic State in Yemen not be candid to its followers about the truth of the spy Jamil al Thahri who coordinates for them from al Sham and who was revealed in information and the picture a few days ago in an article #Allah_then_for the Muslims?
  • Why did the Islamic State in Yemen not defend itself in what Shari’ah official al Marzuqi in al Sham who was appointed by the Caliphate in Yemen accused that he is following in the footsteps of the betrayer and one who breaks his word and even more and “the apostate” al Jawlani the Emir of al Qa’ida in al Sham so he claimed?
  • Why did the Islamic State in Yemen suspend the legitimacy of the defensive jihad – which Islam’s Ulama’ agreed on not putting a condition on it– on the allegiance of its Caliphate al Baghdadi completely as the state of the Ulama’ of the Sultan who decrees the sanctity of jihad against the kuffar describing it as misguided and deviant and corruptive it being did not get permission of those their orders from the tyrants who give orders? Like the Imami Shia who require a return of the Imam to lead them in Juma’a prayer?
  • What is the secret behind “The traveling shuttle” of the followers of the Islamic State in Yemen during the past 6 months from Northern Yemen to its middle and its South and its East and its West searching for a land to accept them to no avail except rarely and timidly? And is that what forced some of them in hurrying in leaving Yemen to al Sham or Libya and his fate between escape or capture or killing?
  • Does the Islamic State in Yemen still view that cooperating with the Muslim tribes which does not pledge allegiance to it but being a policy of “smashing the faces” as it was explained by one of their Emirs nicknamed Abu Bilal al Harbi?
  • What was the goal behind the Islamic State in Yemen’s targeting the “Yellow” checkpoint on Saturday 9th of Jamadi al Awwal 1436 H which the Houthis controlled it in al Jawf with mortars despite the checkpoint being tens of kilometers away from the launch site; which means the impossibility of reaching its target? And how will they proceed in compensating the Muslim from the ‘Bani Nawf’ tribe which the shells fell on his house without his guilt or his fault? And is the reason behind that weakness of military experience or an intentional order and who is behind it, another Ma’rib?
  • Why did the Islamic State in Yemen not announce the person loyal (under his command) to the Caliphate so that the people know him and pledge allegiance to him for knowledge and imitators of him as is the case with al Qa’ida emirs who the people know in form and in name and matter?
  • Why did you not leave an organization which says its Emir is the Caliphate of all the Muslims with a Shariah response in a statement from al Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula which announced in it several months ago the annulment of the Islamic State Caliphate? Is it weakness of a Sharia argument? Or is it merely its answers which they were cited on the tongue of one of its members with the nickname of Abu Masirah al Shami in the 6th issue of its English magazine ‘Dabiq’ despite that he did not include a Sharia response for what he cited in the statement?

Bottom line: Al-Qawda member perceives “Islamic State in Yemen” to be far from what its followers claim that it is on the truth of the “Possible Caliphate” or even the “Phenomenon State” at the very least.

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RAQQA CIVIL COUNCIL

تأسيس-مجلس-الرقة-المدني-روك-أونلاين Raqqa Civil Council (RCC)
Michael Georgy–U.S.-backed forces are closing in on Islamic State in Raqqa, but local Syrians who have escaped the battlefield are worried about what comes after the fight.
Dozens of them have volunteered to help rebuild the town once the militants have been defeated. The aim of organization they have joined, the Raqqa Civil Council (RCC) is to restore order and keep the peace in a place where further violence could fuel the rise of a new set of extremists with global ambitions.
The RCC was established in April by Kurdish and Arab allies of the U.S.-led coalition that began attacking Raqqa this month, to replace militant rule in a part of Syria long beyond President Bashar al-Assad‘s control.
The campaign against Islamic State has accelerated since President Donald Trump took office in January with the militants now facing defeat in both Raqqa and Mosul in Iraq.
But the RCC says post-conflict planning in Raqqa has not kept pace. RCC volunteers say they have told the coalition it will take 5.3 billion Syrian lira (about $10 million) a year to restore power and water supplies, roads and schools and that they have nothing but small private donations so far.
The dangers of the failure to rebuild after conflict were clear in Iraq following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The post-conflict chaos opened the door to an insurgency that devastated the country and fueled the rise of Islamic State.
Mosul and Raqqa are both key centers of the caliphate the group proclaimed in 2014, but Raqqa is its operational headquarters, from where it plotted many of the deadly attacks that have targeted civilians around the world.
A U.S. official said Washington stood ready to fund the RCC, “provided they prove themselves inclusive and representative of the communities they govern”.
FILE PHOTO: Graduates of a U.S.-trained police force, which expects to be deployed in Raqqa, salute during a graduation ceremony near Ain Issa village, north of Raqqa, Syria, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Graduates of a U.S.-trained police force, which expects to be deployed in Raqqa, salute during a graduation ceremony near Ain Issa village, north of Raqqa, Syria, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

STABILITY

The RCC is a diverse team co-led by Arab tribal leader Sheikh Mahmoud Shawakh al-Bursan, who wears tribal robes, and Kurdish civil engineer Leila Mustafa, dressed in a green shirt and jeans.
Based in the village of Ain Issa, 50 km (30 miles) north of Raqqa, it has the support of the Syrian Democratic Forces, U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab militia fighting Islamic State.
“This is a historic step for Raqqa,” Mustafa said, referring to the dozens of technocrats and tribal leaders at its headquarters, a former government water department building, preparing to govern Raqqa until free elections can be held.
“But there is destroyed infrastructure which must be rebuilt,” she said. “Schools must be opened. Water and power stations need funding.”
The lack of funding has left the council, whose 70 members include teachers, doctors, engineers and lawyers, with few resources to appease frustrated, displaced Raqqa residents looking for quick solutions when they return to the city.
Revenge killings of anyone associated with Islamic State are likely, and such violence could fuel another extremist militant movement, just as revenge killings of al-Qaeda-linked tribes in Iraq helped Islamic State spread its rule there from Raqqa.
Abdul Aziz al-Amir, one of 20 representatives of local tribes on the council, is optimistic they can foster social cohesion in the city, where rows of houses and shops have been pulverized by coalition air strikes and Islamic State bombs.
“People with disputes always came to us,” said Amir, wearing a checkered headdress and flowing robe. “We have the confidence of the people. We can help bring stability.”
Syria‘s northern neighbor Turkey disagrees, arguing that a Raqqa council allied to Kurdish militia will expand the power of Syria’s Kurds, effective fighters during the six-year-old conflict who have established self-rule in Syria’s north.
Turkey has battled a three-decade old insurgency by Kurdish PKK fighters in its south east and says Syrian Kurdish militia are an extension of the outlawed PKK. It views their ascendancy as a security threat.
The main Syrian Kurdish groups say their goal is only autonomy in a future democratic and federal Syria. The council says some 80 percent of its members are Arabs, with two Arabs and a Kurd as its deputy leaders.
European countries share Turkish and U.S. concerns that the RCC acts independently from the Kurdish militia in Raqqa, an overwhelmingly Arab city, but are very worried about post-conflict limbo given the number of attacks on their soil.
“For the moment the United States is telling us, ‘we’re carrying out our war so will see afterwards,” a European diplomat said. The U.S. official said Washington had helped reestablish local governance in other former militant strongholds in Syria and was working with the RCC to ensure it was representative.
FILE PHOTO: Graduates of a U.S.-trained police force, which expects to be deployed in Raqqa, dance during a graduation ceremony near Ain Issa village, north of Raqqa, Syria, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Graduates of a U.S.-trained police force, which expects to be deployed in Raqqa, dance during a graduation ceremony near Ain Issa village, north of Raqqa, Syria, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

SCRATCH POLICE FORCE

In the meantime, the council is running mainly on small donations, often from individuals. “One girl sent us 30 euros through Western Union,” said RCC member Omar Aloush. “We thanked her.”
Sitting in his office surrounded by people asking him to help them return home, he holds up a petition from farmers for funds to fix irrigation canals destroyed by Islamic State.
“Fixing Raqqa will require millions and millions of dollars,” said Aloush who had watched as Islamic State destroyed his businesses; a hospital, a sports club, a language school and a restaurant.
“We don’t even have the cash to help them with a project that would cost about $15,000.”
With 200,000 people displaced from Raqqa and more expected to flee as fighting intensifies, some needs are basic.
Two western military personnel from the coalition appeared in Aloush’s office to tell him they could not pay for vehicles to transport food. Aloush told them the council would foot the bill.
Just outside Ain Issa, police recruits for Raqqa funded by the coalition engage in a traditional dance to celebrate their graduation, after just 12 days of training.Idris Mohamed, a Kurd who has been named as the future head of security in Raqqa, says 700 have been trained so far. “The goal is to train 3,000 but 10,000 would be great,” he said.
His main concern, aside from the Islamic State sleeper cells expected to stage attacks once coalition forces have control, is revenge killings that could bring a new wave of instability.
As fellow graduates enjoyed the music, young policeman Adel al-Arabi recounted how Islamic State had killed his brother and cousin. “I watched Daesh behead them in the street,” he said, explaining that he had joined the force to avenge their deaths.
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PETER HAMMOND: Slavery, Terrorism & Islam

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

136163_slavery-terrorism-and-islam-the-historical-roots-and-contemporary-threat-by-dr-peter-hammond.png    slavery-terrorism-and-islam-descr  Here’s how it works.

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States — Muslim 0.6%

Australia — Muslim 1.5%

Canada — Muslim 1.9%

China — Muslim 1.8%

Italy — Muslim 1.5%

Norway — Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark — Muslim 2%

Germany — Muslim 3.7%

United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

Spain — Muslim 4%

Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France — Muslim 8%

Philippines — Muslim 5%

Sweden — Muslim 5%

Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana — Muslim 10%

India — Muslim 13.4%

Israel — Muslim 16%

Kenya — Muslim 10%

Russia — Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia — Muslim 40%

Chad — Muslim 53.1%

Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania — Muslim 70%

Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%

Qatar — Muslim 77.5%

Sudan — Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh — Muslim 83%

Egypt — Muslim 90%

Gaza — Muslim 98.7%

Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

Iran — Muslim 98%

Iraq — Muslim 97%

Jordan — Muslim 92%

Morocco — Muslim 98.7%

Pakistan — Muslim 97%

Palestine — Muslim 99%

Syria — Muslim 90%

Tajikistan — Muslim 90%

Turkey — Muslim 99.8%

United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan — Muslim 100%

Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%

Somalia — Muslim 100%

Yemen — Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Some say Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century. END

MORE FACTS:

The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. — Will Durant, as quoted on Daniel Pipes site.

Conservative estimates place the number at 80 million dead Indians.

According to some calculations, the Indian (subcontinent) population decreased by 80 million between 1000 (conquest of Afghanistan) and 1525 (end of Delhi Sultanate). — Koenrad Elst as quoted on Daniel Pipes site

80 Million?! The conquistadors’ crimes pale into insignificance at that number. No wonder Hitler admired Islam as a fighting religion. He stood in awe of Islam, whose butchery even he did not surpass.

Over 110 Million Blacks were killed by Islam.

… a minumum of 28 Million African were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East. Since, at least, 80 percent of those captured by Muslim slave traders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave market, it is believed that the death toll from 1400 years of Arab and Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been as high as 112 Millions. When added to the number of those sold in the slave markets, the total number of African victims of the trans-Saharan and East African slave trade could be significantly higher than 140 Million people. — John Allembillah Azumah, author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-religious Dialogue

Guess we won’t be hearing this anytime soon from Rev. Al and Minister Farrakhan.

But The American Thinker is not finished:

Add just those two numbers alone together, and Islam has surpassed the victims of 20th-century totalitarianism. However, it does not end there. Add the millions who died at the hand of Muslims in the Sudan in our lifetime.

Much of Islamic slavery was sexual in nature, with a preference for women. Those men who were captured were castrated. The mulatto children of the women were often killed, which explains why Islam was not demographically shifted towards the black race, unlike slaves in the West, who bore children to breed a mestizo class. Add in those dead children; and we arrive at well over 200 million.

We know that over 1 million Europeans were enslaved by Barbary Pirates. How many died is anybody’s guess.

…for the 250 years between 1530 and 1780, the figure could easily have been as high as 1,250,000 – BBC

In the Middle Ages…

…many slaves were passed through Armenia and were castrated there to fill the Muslim demand for eunuchs. — Slavery in Early Medieval Europe.

The same practice ran through Islamic Spain. North Europeans captured from raids up to Iceland, or purchased, were butchered in the castratoriums of Iberia. Many died from the operations that ran for centuries.

Don’t forget the 1.5 million Armenian Christians killed by the Turks during WWI.

And these are certainly not all of those slaughtered by Islam throughout the world in history.

The American Thinker grapples with a total number:

Add this all up. The African victims. The Indian victims. The European victims. Add in the Armenian genocide. Then add in the lesser known, but no doubt quite large number of victims of Eastern Asia. Add in the jihad committed by Muslims against China, which was invaded in 651 AD. Add in the Crimean Khanate predations on the Slavs, especially their women.

Though the numbers are not clear, what is obvious is that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none, possibly exceeding 250 million dead. Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam; and this is just a cursory examination.

Now consider the over 125 Million women today who have been genitally mutilated for Islamic honor’s sake. In spite of what apologists tell you, the practice is almost totally confined to Islamic areas.

As President Obama speaks to the nation Sunday night, it is doubtful he will cite any of these historical facts.

It seems his criticism of religion is limited to Christianity and Judaism.

http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/meme-exposes-hard-truth-about-muslim-majority-countries

 

 

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Abdullah b. Muhammad as-Salafi: Jews And Shiites Are same…..

Common Traits between Jews and Raafidhah

Sheik al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, said: ‘The sign of this is that the ordeal of the Raafidhah (SHIITE) is similar to that of the Jews. The Jews said kingship can only be in the family of Dawood and the Raafidhah said that Imamate can only be from the children of Ali.’

The Jews said: ‘There can be no Jihad in the path of Allah until the Pseudo-Christ emerges forth and the command to fight is given. The Raafidhah said: ‘There is no Jihad in the path of Allah until the Mahdi emerges and a caller calls from the heavens to fight.’

The Jews delay their prayers till the stars are ablaze at night and the Raafidhah delay the Maghrib prayer till that time at night. The Prophet (r) said:

“My Ummah will be in a state of good affairs as long as they do not delay the Maghrib prayer till the stars are ablaze at night.” (Ahmed, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah – Hasan)

The Jews distorted the Torah, as did the Raafidhah with the Qur’an. The Jews do not see it lawful to wipe over the socks during ablution, as is the belief of the Raafidhah.

The Jews despise Jibreel, and they say: ‘He is our enemy from amongst the Angels.’ The Raafidhah say: ‘Jibreel made a mistake in giving the Wahi (revelation) to Prophet Muhammad.’[1]

The Raafidhah also agreed with the Christians in relation to the dowry; they do not give their wives dowry, for the Raafidhah believe in temporary marriages and see it as lawful.

The Jews and Christians are better than the Raafidhah, for when the Jews were asked who the best of all Jews were, they replied ‘the companions of Musa’ and when the Christians were asked who the best of all Christians were, they said the companions of Jesus. And when the Raafidhah were asked who the worst amongst them were, they said the Companions of Prophet Muhammad.[2]

The Jews divide people into two categories, Jews and other nations. The other nations include anyone who is not a Jew. The Jews believe that they themselves are the believers. As for other nations, they believe them to be polytheists, disbelievers who know nothing about Allah. It is mentioned in the Talmud: ‘All nations other than the Jews are polytheists’. Their Rabbis inculcate this teaching among the Jews. Jesus himself was not safe from their treachery. In the Talmud it is mentioned that Jesus was a ‘disbeliever who knew nothing about Allah.’

The Raafidhah believe themselves to be the only believers; all other groups other than them are non-Muslim, who have apostatized and have no share in Islam. The reason the Raafidhah impute disbelief to other Muslims is that they do not recognize the Wilayah (guardianship/power) of their Imams. The Raafidhah consider this to be a pillar of Islam. According to them, a Muslim who does not believe in Wilayah is a non-believer, similar to a Muslim who disbelieves in the Testimony of Faith and prayers. The Wilayah is given priority over all the pillars of Islam.

Al-Burqi narrated that Abu Abdullah said: ‘There is no true believer except us and our Shi’ite brethren, and all other people are not true believers.’

In the exegesis of al-Qummi it is narrated that Abu Abdullah said: ‘There is no one on the religion of Islam except us until the Day of Resurrection.’[3]

End Notes

[1] There is a group of Raafidhah who claim that Jibreel was treacherous in delivering the Message and gave it to Muhammad instead. Ali was more righteous than the Prophet in this regard! Dear Muslim look at this flagrant lie, Allah says: ‘The Trustworthy Spirit [i.e., Gabriel] has brought it down’ what do you say about this belief my dear Muslim?

[2] Minhaj as-Sunnah for Sheik Islam b. Taymiyyah 1/24.

[3] Badthlol Majhood fe Moshabahtil Rafidhah bil Yahood for Abdullah al-Jamili 2/599 and 568.

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RT: “MELANIA TRUMP’S ASS FOR $280 BILLION DOLLARS!”

Published on Jun 6, 2017

Russian TV Satire on Trump’s ME Visit: Melania’s Bottom for 280 Million Dollars
According to a Russian TV satirical program on Trump’s Middle East visit, the Saudi king experienced multiple orgasms when he shook hands with Melania and was prepared to offer 280 million dollars to buy her. In Israel, Trump’s visit to the Western Wall was a ploy to get orders from Putin, and Melania was angry that her husband dragged her away from the “generous Arabs” to the “greedy Jews.” The program aired on the NTV federal broadcasting channel on May 27.

 

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AP: “UAE Torturers At A Secret Detention Network in Southern Yemen”

 Horrific abuses by UAE torturers at a secret detention network in southern Yemen include spinning captives in a circle of fire, an AP investigation has found Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Several US defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the topic, said that American forces do participate in interrogations of detainees at locations in Yemen, provide questions for others to ask, and receive transcripts of interrogations from Emirati allies. They said US senior military leaders were aware of allegations of torture at the prisons in Yemen, looked into them, but were satisfied that there had not been any abuse when U.S. forces were present.

“We always adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct,” said chief Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White when presented with AP’s findings. “We would not turn a blind eye, because we are obligated to report any violations of human rights.”

In a statement, the UAE’s government denied the allegations.

“There are no secret detention centres and no torture of prisoners is done during interrogations.”

Inside war-torn Yemen, however, lawyers and families say nearly 2,000 men have disappeared into the clandestine prisons, a number so high that it has triggered near-weekly protests among families seeking information about missing sons, brothers and fathers.

None of the dozens of interviewees contended that American interrogators were involved in the actual abuses. Nevertheless, obtaining intelligence that may have been extracted by torture inflicted by another party would violate the International Convention Against Torture and could qualify as war crimes, said Ryan Goodman, a law professor at New York University who served as special counsel to the Defense Department until last year

At one main detention complex at Riyan airport in the southern city of Mukalla, former inmates described being crammed into shipping containers smeared with faeces and blindfolded for weeks on end. They said they were beaten, trussed up on the “grill,” and sexually assaulted. According to a member of the Hadramawt Elite, a Yemeni security force set up by the UAE, American forces were at times only metres away. He requested anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss the matter.

“We could hear the screams,” said a former detainee held for six months at Riyan airport. “The entire place is gripped by fear. Almost everyone is sick, the rest are near death. Anyone who complains heads directly to the torture chamber.” He was flogged with wires, part of the frequent beatings inflicted by guards against all the detainees. He also said he was inside a metal shipping container when the guards lit a fire underneath to fill it with smoke.

Like other ex-detainees, he spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being arrested again. He was interviewed in person in Yemen after his release from detention.

Interviews were conducted with 10 former prisoners, as well as a dozen officials in the Yemeni government, military and security services and nearly 20 relatives of detainees. The chief of Riyan prison, who is well known among families and lawyers as Emirati, did not reply to requests for comment.

Laura Pitter, senior national security counsel at Human Rights Watch, said the abuses “show that the US hasn’t learned the lesson that cooperating with forces that are torturing detainees and ripping families apart is not an effective way to fight extremist groups.” Human Rights Watch issued a report Thursday documenting torture and forced disappearances at the UAE-run prisons and calling on the Emirates to protect detainees’ rights.

Amnesty International called for a UN-led investigation “into the UAE’s and other parties’ role in setting up this horrific network of torture” and into allegations the US interrogated detainees or received information possibly obtained from torture. “It would be a stretch to believe the US did not know or could not have known that there was a real risk of torture,” said Amnesty’s director of research in the Middle East, Lynn Maalouf.

Defense Secretary James Mattis has praised the UAE as “Little Sparta” for its outsized role in fighting against al-Qaeda.

US forces send questions to the Emirati forces holding the detainees, which then send files and videos with answers, said Yemeni Brigadier-General Farag Salem al-Bahsani, commander of the Mukalla-based 2nd Military District, which American officials confirmed. He also said the United States handed authorities a list of most wanted men, including many who were later arrested.

Al-Bahsani denied detainees were handed over to the Americans and said reports of torture are “exaggerated.”

The network of prisons echoes the secret detention facilities set up by the CIA to interrogate terrorism suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In 2009, then-President Barack Obama disbanded the so-called “black sites.” The UAE network in war-torn Yemen was set up during the Obama administration and continues operating to this day.

One detaineesaid he was subject to constant beatings by his Yemeni handlers but was interrogated only once.

“I would die and go to hell rather than go back to this prison,” he said. “They wouldn’t treat animals this way. If it was bin Laden, they wouldn’t do this.”

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‘Weaponized intelligence’: House Intelligence Committee subpoenas three key Obama officials

Geostrategy-Direct–Three top-level Obama administration officials have been subpoenaed by a House committee looking into the improper unmasking of Americans who were surveilled during foreign intelligence gathering operations.

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence early June ordered the National Security Agency, FBI, and CIA to produce records on all requests made by the three senior officials for the names of Americans redacted in electronic intercepts of conversations of foreign officials, U.S. officials said.

The three officials are former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power.

“It’s clear that people on the Hill have found indications that high-level officials of the Obama administration weaponized American intelligence,” a senior U.S. official told security correspondent Bill Gertz.

The improper unmasking activities have been largely ignored by most news media that have instead focused extensive coverage on the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The subpoenas were issued by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican, who in April revealed that “dozens” of classified intelligence reports appeared to have improperly unmasked the names of Americans inadvertently spied on during foreign intelligence surveillance operations, Gertz reported on June 2 in the Washington Free Beacon.

Nunes was sidelined from the committee’s Russia inquiry after a leftist media monitoring group alleged he disclosed classified information. The House Ethics Committee has launched an inquiry into the allegation.

The ethics panel has ignored similar allegations lodged against the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, who appears to have disclosed classified information in public discussion of former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s intercepted conversation with the Russian ambassador.

In addition to the subpoenas for unmasking request records, the committee also issued four related to the Russia aspect of the probe. They include notices to Flynn and Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, Gertz’s report said.

While they have offered some cooperation to the committee, the NSA, FBI, and CIA have not provided details sought by investigators. The subpoenas are meant to compel the three agencies’ cooperation on the matter.

Procedures for electronic intercepts that incidentally spy on Americans require blacking out the names of the Americans in a bid to protect their privacy rights.

In cases usually limited to those involving terrorists or foreign intelligence operatives communicating with Americans, senior government officials can request that hidden names contained in raw transcripts be revealed in order to better understand the context of conversations. The unmasking is restricted to officials with a need to know and the dissemination of the revealed names is supposed to be limited within intelligence and government agencies.

House investigators believe the Obama administration sought to exploit the intelligence reports by first obtaining the masked names and then widely disseminating the reports in a bid to make identifying any leaks to the press more difficult, Gertz’s report said.

The officials said the probe into possible political intelligence gathering by the Obama administration is now a separate inquiry from the Russia probe that has been dominating major news outlets’ coverage.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is also investigating the matter but its inquiry appears to be limited to the Russia allegations. Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump in part for continuing the Russian counterintelligence investigation, is set to testify before the Senate panel on June 8.

Rice, the former White House adviser, earlier this month told CNN she would not testify before a Senate subcommittee investigating the Russia.

Rice called allegations she misused intelligence “absolutely false.”

Brennan, a career CIA analyst who also worked closely with Obama in the White House before moving to CIA, disclosed during his testimony that he requested that the FBI investigate Trump associates during the 2016 presidential campaign after intelligence reports indicated ties between campaign aides and Russians.

Critics have charged Brennan with politicizing the CIA during his tenure as director, limiting the agency’s espionage capabilities.

Power declined to comment through a spokesman. Rice and Brennan did not return emails seeking comment.

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The Jihad Express –> Gaziantep Turkey still ISIS’ conduit city of choice

Christine Duhaime, March 2015

Jihad Express

Gaziantep, Turkey appears to have emerged as a city of choice for terrorist financing and human trafficking for the Islamic State (“ISIS“) in the past twelve months.

Gaziantep is a city close to the Syrian border and is considered one of the key “porous” border towns, where people and goods illegally sold or shipped to ISIS from the Middle East or the West, can cross the Turkey – Syrian border easily. It is located 60 miles from Aleppo, Syria, a city largely under the control of ISIS. The flight from Istanbul to Gaziantep is known as “jihad express.” Reyhanli, a Turkish border town, is also a conduit town.

Economic Centre

Gaziantep is known as “ISIS International” in reference to it being an ISIS hub where the group collects new recruits arriving from other countries to take them across the border, and conducts a large part of its commercial activities.  In the last two months, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization estimated that 3,000 foreign fighters joined ISIS traveling through Gaziantep and its importance as a town economically supported by terrorist commerce is not disputed.

US Indictment

Last month, the US Department of Justice indicted six foreign nationals for terrorist financing in connection with al Qaeda and ISIS for, inter alia, allegedly using money services businesses to send money to Gaziantep where it was collected by ISIS affiliated agents to fund their activities. The Indictment also says that army-related goods were shipped from the US to ISIS via Gaziantep. A few months earlier, an organization in Egypt circulated an infographic on Twitter showing how young teenage girls from the UK are routed to ISIS through Gaziantep and how funds to pay for their travel is facilitated by a money services business in Gaziantep that accepts payments from ISIS to remit funds to the UK for teenage girls to defect to Syria.

Bethnal Green Academy

In fact, the three British brides who recently joined ISIS were filmed in Gaziantep getting into a car before crossing the border to Syria. In the video, you can see that the girls have expensive Louis Vuitton luggage. Their ISIS handler gives them new Syrian passports, which speaks to the control ISIS has over official Syrian documentation that UK nationals can be given Syrian passports in Turkey and it also speaks to the pre-planning involved for ISIS operatives to have secured their photos in passport format and issued passports for the girls purportedly from the Syrian government. The smuggling route through Gaziantep is well-organized. In the video, the ISIS handler tells the girls that there are lots of “bullets” in Gaziantep and is heard saying that Gaziantep is the “better border.”

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“RECORD FUTURE” ON North Korean Cyber Activity-Report

Understanding North Korean national objectives, state organizations, and military strategy are key to, and often missing from, discussions about attributing North Korean cyber activity. Frequently, senior political leaders, cyber security professionals, and diplomats describe North Korean leaders or their respective actions as “crazy,” “erratic,” or “not rational.” This is not the case. When examined through the lens of North Korean military strategy, national goals, and security perceptions, cyber activities correspond to their larger approach.

Recorded Future research reveals that North Korean cyber actors are not crazy or irrational: they just have a wider operational scope than most other intelligence services.

This scope comprises a broad range of criminal and terrorist activity, including illegal drug manufacturing and selling, counterfeit currency production, bombings, assassination attempts, and more. The National Security Agency (NSA) has attributed the April WannaCry ransomware attacks to North Korea’s intelligence service, the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB). We assess that use of ransomware to raise funds for the state would fall under both North Korea’s asymmetric military strategy and ”self-financing” policy, and be within the broad operational remit of their intelligence services.

Background

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is a hereditary, Asian monarchy with state, party, and military organizations dedicated to preserving the leadership of the Kim family. North Korea is organized around its communist party, the Korean Worker’s Party (KWP), and the military, the Korean People’s Army (KPA).

The Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), also known as “Unit 586,” was formed in 2009 after a large restructure of several state, military, and party intelligence elements. Subordinate to the KPA, it has since emerged as not just the dominant North Korean foreign intelligence service, but also the center for clandestine operations. The RGB and its predecessor organizations are believed responsible for a series of bombings, assassination attempts, hijackings, and kidnappings commencing in the late 1950s, as well as a litany of criminal activities, including drug smuggling and manufacturing, counterfeiting, destructive cyber attacks, and more.

Satellite Image of the RGB Southern Operations Building

Satellite Image of the RGB Southern Operations Building in Pyongyang. (Source)

As North Korea’s lead for clandestine operations, the RGB is also likely the primary cyber operations organization as well. As described by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2015 report:

The RGB is a hub of North Korean intelligence, commando, and sabotage operations. The RGB history of its leadership and component parts paints a picture of a one-stop shop for illegal and clandestine activity conducted outside the DPRK. The RGB and, prior to 2009 its component parts, have been involved in everything from maritime-inserted commando raids to abductions and spying. For the RGB to be in control of cyber assets indicates that the DPRK intends to use these assets for provocative purposes.

The RGB probably consists of seven bureaus; six original bureaus and a new seventh (Bureau 121) that was likely added sometime after 2013.

RGB Organizational Chart

RGB organizational chart, compiled with information from The Korea Herald, 38 North, and CSIS.

Bureau 121 is probably North Korea’s primary cyber operations unit, but there are other units within the KPA and KWP that may also conduct cyber operations.

Attribution of specific cyber activity to the North Korean state or intelligence organizations is difficult, and up until recently, circumstantial. On June 12, US-CERT released a joint technical alert that summarized analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI on the “tools and infrastructure used by cyber actors of the North Korean government to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally.”

This alert marked the first time the U.S. government linked threat actor groups and malware long-suspected to be utilized by North Korean state-sponsored actors with the with North Korean government itself. DHS and FBI explicitly identified two threat actor groups, Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace, and three tools, Destover, Wild Positron/Duuzer, and Hangman, as used by the North Korean government. While the FBI and DHS identified many indicators of compromise, Yara rules, and network signatures, the report did not provide any evidence supporting the attribution to the North Korean government or details on which organization or unit might be responsible.

Lazarus Group, now known to be North Korean state-sponsored actors, have been conducting operations since at least 2009, with a DDoS attack on U.S. and South Korean websites using the MYDOOM worm. Until late 2015, Lazarus Group cyber activities primarily focused on South Korean and U.S. government and financial organizations, including destructive attacks on South Korean banking and media sectors in 2013 and highly publicized attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014.

Timeline of Lazarus Group

Timeline of Lazarus Group cyber operations since 2009.

In early 2016, a new pattern of activity began to emerge in an unusual operation against the Bangladesh Central Bank. Actors obtained the legitimate Bangladesh Central Bank credentials for the SWIFT interbank messaging system and used them to attempt to transfer $951 million of the bank’s funds to accounts around the world. A few simple errors by the actors (and some pure luck) allowed central bankers to prevent the transfer of or recover most of the funds, but the attackers ended up getting away with nearly $81 million.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has attributed this attack on the Bangladesh Central Bank to the North Korean state, however, the investigation within the U.S. government is still ongoing. Threat analysts from numerous companies have attributed this attack and subsequent attacks on banks around the world through early 2017 to the Lazarus Group (which DHS, FBI, and NSA have all linked to the North Korean government over the past three days).

According to a Washington Post report published on June 14, the NSA has compiled an intelligence assessment on the WannaCry campaign and has attributed the creation of the WannaCry worm to “cyber actors sponsored by” the RGB. This assessment, which was apparently issued internally last week, cited “moderate confidence” in the attribution and ascribed the April campaign as an “attempt to raise revenue for the regime.”

The attacks on the Bangladesh Central Bank, additional banks around the world, and the WannaCry ransomware campaign represent a new phase in North Korean cyber operations, one that mirrors the phases of violence and criminality North Korea has passed through over the past 50 years. We will examine these phases later in this post.

The broad operational range of known and suspected North Korean cyber operations has for years raised questions about the rationality of North Korean leadership, possible motivations and benefits for the country from this type of cyber activity, and why North Korea would deny responsibility for these attacks. Recorded Future research addresses these questions by examining the whole picture and pairing geopolitical and strategic intelligence with threat intelligence.

Analysis

Digging into some of these past North Korean activities is important to add context to the cyber operations we have tracked since 2009. North Korea’s engagement in a wide range of criminal and terrorist activities is part of its broad national strategy, which employs asymmetric operations and surprise attacks to overcome North Korea’s conventional national power deficit.

According to an interview with a former U.S. State Department official, and North Korea expert, in Vanity Fair, “crime, in other words, has become an integral part of North Korea’s economy. ‘It not only pays, it plays to their strategy of undermining Western interests.1’”

It is critical to place North Korea’s criminal and cyber activity in the context of its larger military and national security strategies which support two primary objectives:

  1. Perpetuation of the Kim regime,
  2. Unification of the Korean peninsula under North Korean leadership.

A 2016 University of Washington study succinctly summarizes North Korea’s asymmetric military strategy:

Since the end of the Korean War, North Korea has developed an asymmetric military strategy, weapons, and strength because its conventional military power is far weaker than that of the U.S. and South Korea. Thus, North Korea has developed three military strategic pillars: surprise attack; quick decisive war; mixed tactics. First, its surprise attack strategy refers to attacking the enemy at an unexpected time and place. Second, its quick decisive war strategy is to defeat the South Korean military before the U.S. military or international community could intervene. Lastly, its mixed tactics strategy is to use multiple tactics at the same time to achieve its strategic goal.

Despite their near-constant tirade of bellicose rhetoric and professions of strength, North Korea fundamentally views the world from a position of weakness, and has developed a national strategy that utilizes its comparative strengths — complete control over a population of 25 million people and unflinching, amoral devotion to the Kim hereditary dynasty.

In this context, criminality, terrorism, and destructive cyber attacks all fit within the North Korean asymmetric military strategy which emphasizes surprise attacks and mixed tactics. The criminality and cyber attacks also have the added bonus of enabling North Korea to undermine the very international economic and political systems that constrain and punish it.

Evidence is mounting that sanctions, international pressure, and possibly increased enforcement by China are beginning to take their toll on the North Korean economy and in particular, North Korea intelligence agent’s ability to procure goods for regime leadership. A May 2017 report from the Korea Development Institute concluded that North Korea’s black market had helped the nation endure the impacts of the international sanctions last year.

Detailed below are numerous non-cyber operations that have been conducted by the predecessor organizations of the RGB. The violence, destruction, and criminal breadth of these operations reveal the broad operational scope of these intelligence services and the context in which they are conducted.

This data further reveals a history of denials by North Korea of responsibility for operations dating back to the 1960s, putting into context the current leadership’s denials of cyber operations.

Note

The activities detailed below are intended to be illustrative, not an exhaustive list, of the broad operational remit for North Korean operations.

“Blue House Raid”

One of the first major attacks on South Korea since the armistice was declared after the Korean War in 1953 occurred in 1968. The so-called “Blue House Raid” was an assassination attempt on then-President Park Chung Hee by 31 North Korean special operations soldiers on the night of January 20, 1968. The 31 North Korean soldiers crossed the DeMilitarized Zone (DMZ) on foot and managed to get within a half mile of the President’s residence (the so-called “Blue House”) before being exposed. Upon discovery the North Korean soldiers engaged in a series of firefights with South Korean forces; 68 South Koreans and three U.S. soldiers were killed. Most of the North Korean soldiers were killed in the eight days after the raid; two made it back across the DMZ and one was captured.

The captured North Korean soldier claimed during a press conference that they had come to “cut Park Chung Hee’s throat.” That account was disputed during a secret meeting in 1972 between a South Korean intelligence official and the then-Premier Kim Il-sung. Kim claimed his government had nothing to do with the raid and “did not even know about it at the time.”

A Captured North Korean Soldier

 

 

 

 

A captured North Korean soldier after the Blue House Raid. (Source)

1983 Rangoon Bombing

On October 9, 1983, three North Korean soldiers attempted to assassinate then-South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan while on a trip to Myanmar. A bomb at a mausoleum the President was scheduled to visit detonated early, killing 21 people, including the Korean Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

During the trial for the bombers, testimony revealed that the North Korean agents used a North Korean trading vessel to travel to Myanmar and the home of a North Korean diplomat to prepare the bombs. In a classified report (report was declassified in 2000) ten days after the bombing, CIA analysts laid out a strong case that North Korea was responsible for the attack despite official denials of involvement from the official North Korean news agency. North Korean state media even accused President Chun of using the attack to increase tensions on the peninsula.

South Korean Officials

South Korean officials wait at the mausoleum in Rangoon minutes
before the bomb detonated. (Source)

Korean Air Flight 858 Bombing

On November 29, 1987, two North Korean intelligence agents boarded and placed a bomb on a Korean Air flight from Baghdad, Iraq to Seoul. During a layover in Abu Dhabi, the two agents de-planed but left the bomb (disguised as a radio) onboard. The bomb detonated and the plane crashed in the jungle on the Thai-Burma border and killed all 115 people on board.

One of the North Korean intelligence agents, who was captured alive, later revealed that the bombing was meant to “discourage foreign participation in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and create unrest” in South Korea. The agent also confessed that the order to bomb the plane had come directly from then North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung or his son, later leader Kim Jong-il.

Transition to Criminality

By the mid-1990s, North Korea had generally shifted from acts of terrorism to criminality. While North Korea had held a policy of “self-financing,2” in which embassies and diplomatic outposts were forced to earn money for their own operations typically via engaging in illicit activity such as smuggling, since the late 1970s, it was during the 1990s that this criminality became a business of the entire state and not just the diplomatic establishment. A number of factors affected this shift, including the end of the Cold War and the withdrawal of crucial aid from benefactors (like the Soviet Union and China), a crippling famine, a leadership transition, and years of international condemnation and punitive actions.

A 2015 report from the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea characterizes North Korea’s involvement in “illicit economic activities” into three separate phases. First, from the origins of North Korea state involvement in the 1970s through mid-1990s, from the mid-90s through the mid-2000s, and approximately 2005 to today. The RGB, its predecessor organizations, and other military and intelligence services support these illicit activities.

Illegal Drug Manufacturing and Smuggling

North Korea has had a state-sponsored drug smuggling (and later manufacturing as well) program since the mid-1970s. This vast enterprise has been supported by the military, intelligence services, and diplomats and has often included working with criminal organizations such as the Taiwanese gang United Bamboo, Philippine criminal syndicates, and Japanese organized crime.3

Academic research indicates that North Korea has developed extensive covert smuggling networks and capabilities primarily to provide a means of hard currency for the Kim regime.

The North Korean state actively cultivates opium poppy and produces as much as 50 metric tons of raw opium per year. To put that in context, the United Nations estimates that Afghanistan produced 6,400 tons of raw opium in 2014, which makes North Korea a minor producer in comparison. According to a Congressional Research Service report, government processing labs have the capacity to process twice that amount into opium or heroin each year. Experts estimate that North Korea brings in as much as $550 million to $1 billion annually from illicit economic activities.

Counterfeiting

One of the more widely reported North Korean criminal enterprises has been the production of counterfeit American $100 (and $50) bills, or so-called “supernotes.” In a 2006 Congressional testimony, the U.S. Secret Service made a definitive link between the production of the “supernote” and the North Korean state.

According to interviews in a 2006 New York Times Magazine article, North Korean state support for counterfeiting U.S. currency dates back to a directive issued by Kim Jong-il in the mid-1970s. Original counterfeiting involved bleaching $1 bills and reprinting them as $100 notes and evolved over time as North Korea’s international isolation grew and its economy collapsed.

“Supernote” and a Real $100 Bill

 

 

 

 

 

“Supernote” and a real $100 bill. (Source)

Distribution and production of the supernotes followed a similar pattern to North Korean-produced narcotics, utilizing global criminal syndicates, state and intelligence officials, and legitimate businesses. North Korea has repeatedly denied involvement in counterfeiting or any illegal operations.

A History of Denial

As outlined above, North Korea has a history of denying responsibility for their violent, illicit, and destructive operations. This includes denying involvement in the Blue House Raid, the Rangoon Bombing, all criminal and illicit activity including counterfeiting U.S. dollars, the Sony Pictures Entertainment attack, and the Bangladesh Central Bank robbery. Some scholars argue that acts such as counterfeiting a nation’s currency constitutes a casus belli, an action or event that justifies war, and others argue that “international legal norms and constructs do not adequately address what constitutes casus belli in the cyber domain.”

Both of these arguments, as well as an understanding of North Korea’s asymmetric military strategy, underscore why North Korea would not want to claim responsibility for many of these destructive and violent acts. Acknowledging state responsibility could provide the United States or South Korea with a valid casus belli, resulting in a war that North Korea would most certainly lose. Even if the evidence is strong, official government denials create uncertainty and give North Korea space to continue operations.

Impact

What has been missing from the discussion about whether North Korea is responsible for the WannaCry campaign and the bank heists has been the why — the geopolitical and strategic intelligence that give CSOs, security professionals, and threat analysts context for the activity they are seeing.

As of last week the NSA and several companies, including Symantec and Kaspersky, have linked the recent WannaCry ransomware campaign to North Korea; Recorded Future assesses that this type of cyber activity would fall within both North Korea’s “self-financing” policy and asymmetric military strategy.

In this context, as a nation that is under immense international financial and political pressure and one that employs these types of policies and strategies, Recorded Future believes that North Korean cyber operations (with the goal of acquiring hard currency) will continue for at least the short to medium term (one to three years). Additionally, destructive cyber operations against the South Korean government and commercial entities will persist over this same term and likely expand to Japanese or Western organizations if U.S. and North Korea tensions remain high.

The cyber threat environment and military strategy framed above indicate that companies in several major economic sectors should increase monitoring of North Korean cyber activity. Financial services firms must remain constantly vigilant to exploitation of their SWIFT connections and credentials, possible destructive malware attacks and DDoS, and threats to customer accounts and data. Companies in the government contracting and defense sectors, especially companies that support the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system deployment as well as U.S. or South Korean operations on peninsula, should be aware of the heightened threat environment to their networks and operations on the Korean peninsula.

Energy and media companies, particularly those located in or that support these sectors in South Korea, should be alert to a wide range of cyber activity from North Korea, including DDoS, destructive malware, and ransomware attacks. Broadly, organizations in all sectors should continue to be aware of the adaptability of ransomware and modify their cyber security strategies as the threat evolves.

This is part one of a two-part series on North Korea. In part two, we will examine patterns of behavior and internet activity from North Korea, including the widespread use of virtual private servers (VPS) and virtual private networks (VPN) to obfuscate browsing, internet transactions, and other, possibly malicious, activity.

Foot Notes:

1While there is no perfect analog to the state-sponsored criminality that North Korea engages in, Iran is probably the closest in terms of intelligence services’ operational scope. For more on Iranian security services and cyber activity see: http://iranprimer.usip.org/sites/default/files/Military_Nader_Revolutionary%20Guards.pdf, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/iran/2016-01-11/fallout-ploy, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09700161.2012.689528.

2Not all operations to generate funds under this “self-financing” policy are illegal in their host countries.

3 Ibison, David. “Pyongyang’s spy ship reveals a dark secret: Evidence from vessel suggests North Korea is working with criminal gangs to distribute drugs in Japan.” Financial Times 28 May 2003: 12.

 

 

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LIBYA TIMELINE…………..

Sheik issued a fatwa; “The actions of Gaddafi (Libya government) who ordered the army to shoot either with bullets, bombs and warplanes on the people is an act that entitles it to be put to death. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, head of the Association of Scholars International menfatwakan can shed the blood of the Revolutionary Guards Libya, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for the killings committed against his people by bombing them with the use of aircraft and foreign mercenaries (from Chad and Niger) to kill them. Qaradawi said this in a statement he gave at television Al-Jazeera, Qatar. He said, “I now issue a fatwa to kill Gaddafi. Anyone, an officer or a military or an ordinary person who could shoot him, let him do, to relieve the people of Libya and the people of the evil madman and substituted it” He added, “Anyone officer or the military are not allowed to comply with these people in sin, injustice and oppression of the people. ”

  1. US Names Chris Stevens Liaison to Libyan Opposition | ABC NEWS | MAR 14, 2011
  2. U.S. To Transfer Lead In Libya In ‘Days,’ Obama Says | WBUR NEWS | MAR 22, 2011
  3. Arming Libya rebels not allowed by UN resolutions, legal experts warn US | THE GUARDIAN | MAR 30, 2011
  4. EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA AUTHORIZES SECRET HELP FOR LIBYA REBELSREUTERS MAR 31, 2011
  5. Is General Khalifa Hifter The CIA’s Man In Libya? | BUSINESS INSIDER | APR 22, 2011
  6. Counting Qaddafi’s Heat-Seeking Missiles, and Tracking Them Back to their Sources | NEW YORK TIMES | JUL 26, 2011
  7. FRANCE, UK, ET AL, JOCKEYING IN LIBYA/OIL | WIKILEAKS | SEP 16, 2011
  8. NIGHTMARE IN LIBYA: THOUSANDS OF SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES UNACCOUNTED FOR | ABC | SEP 27, 2011
  9. Tiny Kingdom’s Huge Role in Libya Draws Concern | WALL STREET JOURNAL | OCT 17, 2011
  10. A long 8 months in Libya | CNN | OCT 20, 2011
  11. AMERICAN KILLED IN LIBYA WAS ON INTEL MISSION TO TRACK WEAPONS | ABC | SEP 12, 2012
  12. How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria | BUSINESS INSIDER | OCT 19, 2012
  13. Was Syrian weapons shipment factor in ambassador’s Benghazi visit? | FOX NEWS | OCT 25, 2012
  14. Libyan charity’s ship implicated in Benghazi attack on US ambassador | MALTA TODAY | OCT 31, 2012
  15. There’s A Reason Why All Of
  16. U.S.-APPROVED ARMS FOR LIBYA REBELS FELL INTO JIHADIS’ HANDS | NEW YORK TIMES | DEC 5, 2012
  17. US OK’d sending arms to Libya | BOSTON GLOBE | DEC 6, 2012
  18. REPORT: The US Is Openly Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels | BUSINESS INSIDER | DEC 9, 2012
  19. Covert US plan to arm rebels | THE SUNDAY TIMES | DEC 9, 2012
  20. Turkey fights to stem arms smuggling | THE NATIONAL | MAY 27, 2013
  21. In Turnabout, Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons | NEW YORK TIMES | JUN 21, 2013
  22. Muslim Brotherhood Official, Former Clinton Foundation Employee Arrested | FREE BEACON | SEP 18, 2013
  23. Muslim Brotherhood official, former Clinton Foundation employee arrested in Cairo | WASHINGTON TIMES | SEP 18, 2013
  24. ‘Abandoned’ barrels containing deadly sarin seized in rebel-held Syria | RT | JUL 8, 2014
  25. How Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists | TELEGRAPH | SEP 20, 2014
  26. American Among Nearly 40 Sentenced to Life in Prison for Egypt Protests | NEW YORK TIMES | APR 11, 2015
  27. Was The 2011 Libya Intervention A Mistake | THE WORLD POST | MAR 7, 2015
  28. The king of Morocco, the Clintons and a problem that just won’t go away | POLITICO | MAY 15, 2015
  29. Controversial Clinton-Tied Moroccan Mining Firm Supported by Ex-Im Bank | FREE BEACON | MAY 15, 2015
  30. Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance | JUDICIAL WATCH | MAY 18, 2015
  31. Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria | FOX NEWS | MAY 18, 2015
  32. Hillary Clinton Knew BACK IN 2011 About US Weapons Shipments from Libya to Syria | GATEWAY PUNDIT | MAY 27, 2015
  33. Clinton’s Man in Morocco | FREE BEACON | JUL 17, 2015
  34. Clinton State Department approved U.S. weapons shipment to Libya despite ban | REUTERS | OCT 20, 2015
  35. Weapons shipments highlight the ambiguous roles of Qatar and Turkey in the fight against Islamic militants | ITALY 24 | DEC 02, 2015
  36. Sarin materials brought via Turkey & mixed in Syrian ISIS camps – Turkish MP to  RT | DEC 14, 2015
  37. LIBYAN FORCES SEIZE LAST STRONGHOLD OF ISLAMIC STATE IN SIRTE | LA TIMES
  38. TOP IS COMMANDERS ‘TAKING REFUGE’ IN LIBYA | BBC NEWS | FEB 4, 2016
  39. WHY LIBYA MATTERS – AGAIN | FOREIGN POLICY | FEB 12, 2016
  40. ‘Real armed commando’: Police bust ISIS terror cell preparing ‘chemical attack’ in Morocco | RT | FEB 20, 2016
  41. Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels | STRATEGIC CULTURE | APR 28, 2016
  42. U.N. approves high seas crackdown on Libya arms smuggling | REUTERS | JUN 14, 2016
  43. DRUG AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ‘LAWLESS’ LIBYA IS FUNDING ISIS | IB TIMES | JULY 16, 2016
  44. US air raids in Libya: Who really benefits? | RT | AUG 2, 2016
  45. LAWLESS AND CHAOTIC LIBYA IS SOURCE OF EUROPE’S MIGRANT CRISIS | SKY NEWS | AUG 30, 2016
  46. CALM SEAS, LIBYA’S LAWLESS STATE OPEN DOOR FOR MIGRANT FLOWS | REUTERS | AUG 31, 2016
  47. WHY IS LIBYA SO LAWLESS? | BBC NEWS | SEP 14, 2016
  48. OBAMA DOJ DROPS CHARGES AGAINST ALLEGED BROKER OF LIBYAN WEAPONS | POLITICO | OCT 4, 2016
  49. Hillary’s Benghazi Coverup Threatens Terror Prosecutions | NATIONAL REVIEW | OCT 7, 2016
  50. Arms dealer says Clinton and Obama accidentally gave guns to ISIS, Al Qaeda and Benghazi attackers – then tried to scapegoat him for their screw-up with failed $10m felony case | DAILY MAIL | OCT 12, 2016
  51. Libya’s UN-backed government and central bank to work together | THE NATIONAL | JAN 1, 2017
  52. Clinton and Obama overthrew the Libyan government, sending Libya into chaos.
  53. We lost track of Gadhafi’s weapons, including chemical weapons. It turns out he had more than we knew about.
  54. Obama and Clinton gave many of them to ISIS using a Qatari arms trafficking network. The rest were up for grabs.
  55. Obama approved the transfer of 20,000 tons of weapons from Qatar to… Well we’re not exactly sure who still. Basically everyone.
  56. Some of Gadhafi’s Sarin gas was taken to Syria.
  57. Since then, The Obama Administration has approved over $9 billion in US arms exports to Qatar.
  58. TLDR – CLINTON CORRUPTION
  59. Something strange is going on with the Clinton Foundation.
  60. Donors to any cause have expectations.
  61. Money does not change hands without reason.
  62. The people, organizations and countries who make up the network of donors are not fools, and they don’t settle for failure.
  63. Relative to the budget, the Clinton Foundation’s philanthropic successes are dismal at best.
  64. The Clinton’s have done nothing outside of politics.
  65. Their ability to generate wealth personally, as well as for their associates, is rooted solely in political office.
  66. Most their massive fortune was accumulated while Hillary held positions in the US Government.
  67. A large portion of the remainder can be linked to programs initiated during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
  68. Hillary Clinton was a US Senator from 2001 – 2009, she served on 5 separate committees, wielding legislative power in a wide range of policies, foreign and domestic.
  69. Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 – 2013. The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary of State include: supervision and organization of the entire community of United States Department of State and the United States Foreign Service including the oversight of weapons transfers to foreign nations, supervision of US immigration policy, and communication of foreign policy issues to Congress and US citizens.
  70.  Anonymous (ID: npc9M/TH)  02/10/17(Fri)21:36:01 No.112100797
  71. In other words, Hillary Clinton supervised the agency that is responsible for regulating U.S. arms exports.
  72. From 2009 – 2013 the pattern of arms exports shifted dramatically.
  73. State Department exports approvals substantially increased to governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation.
  74. The U.S. government approved $40 billion in worldwide private arms sales in 2009, including more than $7 billion to Mideast and North African nations that are struggling with political upheaval, the State Department reported.
  75. Under Clinton’s leadership (2009 – 2013), the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation.
  76. During Clinton’s tenure at State, the foundation operated in at least 29 countries, including places that contained rampant corruption such as Nigeria, Uganda, Ukraine, Haiti, Mozambique, China and South Africa.
  77. In Diplomatic Cables published by Wikileaks dated December 2009, Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan had no interest in cracking down on terror financing occurring within their respective borders.
  78. More recently, Wikileaks published an email correspondence between John Podesta and Hillary Clinton dated August 29, 2014 in which the continuation of terror financing is acknowledged.
  79. The US Defense Contractors who benefitted from these deals, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and General Electric also paid millions of dollars in lobbying fees to the Podesta Group.
  80. why are they dropping this and forewarning them? why not arrest them if all of this is true?
  81. What shotgun is that? Is that a remington 870?
  82. Within the law?
  83. The Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, and a significant number of their close friends and direct associates are knowingly involved in numerous, separate schemes, the purpose of which are to leverage the power of political office and/or positions of bureaucratic authority to accumulate personal political and financial capital.
  84. They believed it was for a good cause.
  85. They hoped to gain favor and collect return.
  86. Nobody’s fool.
  87. Sure, some people, maybe even the majority, donated with the hope of contributing to something good. Among the small donors, this is likely the case, especially early on. The Clinton Foundation was founded in 1997. Since then what positive difference has it made? What evidence can be produced? Relative to the size and budget, it has done nearly nothing. They certainly haven’t solved any problems. It is safe to say that the contributors writing million dollar checks are no fools. They are industry elites. The corporations and key executives responsible for the largest companies in the world. Slick Willy aint that slick.What are they selling?
  88. The Clintons, not having done any sort of work outside of politics, do not produce any products, physical or intellectual, nor do they perform any services that do not derive value from past political positions or relationships developed as the result of those positions.
  89. Graduates of Yale, and lawyers by trade, Bill and Hillary Clinton have both spent their entire careers in politics. After graduating in 1973, Bill was a law professor at the University of Arkansas, ran for the House of Representatives, and was elected Arkansas Attorney General before being elected Governor of Arkansas.
  90. Hillary, after graduation, Hillary taught law at the University of Arkansas, served as a defense counsel and eventually joined the Rose Law Firm, a bastion of Arkansan political and economic influence, before becoming the First Lady of Arkansas.
  91. Money for nothing, checks for free? Not likely.
  92. Somehow the Clintons have amassed a combined fortune estimated to be over $200,000,000, not including the tens, or even hundreds of millions spent on their lavish lifestyle. This also does not include the Clinton Foundation (which apparently paid for Chelsea Clinton’s multi-million-dollar wedding).
  93. Earning this money primarily from speaking fees averaging just over $210,000 each, the Clintons have been jetted around the world at the expense of private banks, big business and foreign nations. From 2001 to 2014, they spent $95,000,000 on taxes. By any estimation, they made more money flapping their jaws than anyone else in history.
    Career Politicians
  94. Realistically, what did the Clintons have worth paying for? What could they possibly offer to people in exchange for hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars? The only answer to that question is political influence.
    Conflict(s) of Interest
  95. A substantial portion (likely the vast majority) of this wealth was collected while Hillary held public office.
  96. As Senator of New York, she served on the Committee on Budget (2000 – 2002), Committee on Armed Services (2003 – 2009), Committee on Environment and Public Works (2001 – 2009), Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001 – 2009), and the Special Committee on Aging. She was also a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (2001 – 2009).
  97. As Secretary of State from 2009-2013, using the authority of her office, Hillary Clinton brokered the sale military equipment and technology, including fighter jets, attack helicopters, missiles, missile defense systems, many of which were transferred to nations deemed complicit in support of terrorist activities against the United States and allies.
  98. The annual sum of these sales shattered records.
  99. During this time these same foreign nations donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
  100. We got your emails Podesta
    But since lobbying fees are public record, we won’t get into that.
  101. Coincidentally, again during this same time frame (actually, dating back to the late 1990s and early 2000s), the defense contractors who ultimately received contracts for these deals paid tens millions of dollars to the lobbying group owned and operated by John and Tony Podesta. (among other lobbying firms)
  102. John Podesta served as White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton from 1998-2001. During the Obama Administration, John Podesta served as co-chair to the transition team and Senior Advisor to the President.
  103. The Podestas also received millions of dollars from several corporations and organizations owned in part by many of the same foreign nations who were approved by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to purchase American military weapons and technology.
  104. The Clinton Foundation since its inception, has received over $2,000,000,000 in contributions from a vast network of people and organizations all over the world.
  105. The organizations mission is a war on various world problems ranging from poverty to gender equality. The positive results of the Clinton Foundation’s programs remain unclear.
  106. For over a year, the American Ambassador in Kenya requested additional security.
  107. President Clinton neglected those requests.
  108. Al Qaeda detonated a bomb that killed 12 Americans and over 200 Kenyans. Among the dead, 2 CIA operators.
  109. In response, Clinton ordered missile strikes on a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan.
  110. Clinton claimed the site was being used by Osama bin Laden to manufacture chemical weapons. It wasn’t.
  111. It was just a pharmaceutical factory. This factory supplied around 50% of Sudan’s medicine.
  112. Malaria mortality rates declined steadily from 1900 all the way through the 1980s. .
  113. In the 1990s, the mortality rates skyrocketed, rising over 40%. This was caused by medication shortage.
  114. This medication shortage was caused in large part by direct and indirect actions taken by the Clinton administration to destabilize Africa.
  115. Not one to let a good crisis go to waste, Clinton sponsored several programs to boost spending to fight these problems.
  116. These programs are designed to funnel money out of government, into the hands of Clinton cronies.
  117. Clinton and large pharmaceutical companies are financially connected.
  118. Clinical trials in third world countries are out of control. Pharmaceutical companies are taking advantage of uninformed populations in order to collect data for pipeline products. This is not the case in every instance, but it is happening, and all major pharmaceutical companies knowingly sponsor such programs.
  119. Leaked Podesta email discussing price fixing AIDS drugs for their benefit. | WIKILEAKS | DEC 12, 2011 http://archive.is/G1q8s
  120. Clinton Foundation Briefing: Africa 2012 | WIKILEAKS (pg. 9 of attachment) https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/47421
  121. CHAI UPDATE – February 2013 | WIKILEAKS (attachment) https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/31276
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Research claims 1 in 4 UK Drug Users purchased Narcotics via Dark Web Marketplaces in last year

Dark Web–The Global Drug Survey (GDS), a London-based drug and alcohol research group found that 25.3 percent of drug users have used the darknet markets hosted on the dark web to buy illegal drugs on 2016. It accounts for total 7% increase in the last year.

Dark Web Drug Users have been growing in the European countries with the biggest adoption of Dark Web Markets since the purchase increased steadily in several years and the percentage of users too which has almost doubled even after the shut down of the famous Silk Road market when the admin Ross Ulbricht was arrested.

Here is the report which states the darknet adoption based upon the country. Finland tops the charts followed by Denmark and then in the third place with the United Kingdom.

Country Darknet Market Usage
(%)
Finland 41
Denmark 27.2
The United Kingdom 25
Sweden 24.5
Scotland & Spain 22.5
The United States 13

Even though the US tops the rank in the drug production and importing its online users are less. Also, the research indicates MDMA popularly known as Ecstasy and cannabis are purchased more by the UK Users.

MDMA is purchased for of 58% and Cannabis of about 45%.

Darknet Markets follow the Hydra-Like Form when one head is gone two more replaces its position. When Silk Road was shut down and another popped up saying Silk Road 2.0 and 3.0.

After the Operation Onymous, (Operation Onymous was an international law enforcement operation targeting darknet markets and other hidden services operating on the Tor network.) each and every vendor from the silk road started their own private darknet markets that a basically targeting specific geo-location.

The Darknet Markets are becoming decentralized and with sophistication, it’s hard to monitor and take them down and currently, it is claimed that more than 50 Anonymous Markets are operating in Dark Web.

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ISIS NEWS DESK…

 

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ISIS-DAESH: ISRAEL CHAPTER

Published on Apr 10, 2017

هل هي بداية مواجهة بين إسرائيل وتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية، أم الأمر يتعلق بحادث معزول؟ فقد أعلن الجيش الإسرائيلي أن دورية له تعرّضت لقصف بالهاون، وأن سلاح الجو التابع له أغار على سيارة عسكرية قال إنها لتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية.

ISRAEL REPORT ON CHILDREN OF CALIPHATE

 

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Reliving Agent Orange

This story was co-published with Stars and Stripes and The Virginian-Pilot.

Charles Ornstein–A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned the findings of scientists, journalists and even a federal administrative tribunal that conflict with his views.

Jim Sampsel, a lead analyst within the Department of Veterans Affairs’ compensation service, told a VA advisory committee in March that he believes much of the renewed attention to Agent Orange — used during the Vietnam War to kill brush and deny cover to enemy troops— is the result of media “hype” and “hysteria,” according to a transcript released to ProPublica. (See Below)

VA Advisory committee transcript March 2017

“We have to have a lot of denials” 
“Very short life span in sunlight” 
“The facts don’t always matter” 
“Not going to go with hypertension” 
“Hysteria” 
“Did not spray when there were American troops in the area.” 
“Not much evidence” 
“Media hype” 
“BVA has caused a lot of, what I would call misinformation” 
“We can’t distance ourselves from the Board of Veterans Appeals” 
“I’m not the scientist” 
“Hardly anybody bought that at the time” 
“I don’t think the science supports it” 
“Never went”   ACDC-March-06-2017-Transcript

 

“When it comes to Agent Orange, the facts don’t always matter,” said Sampsel, himself a Vietnam veteran who also handles Gulf War-related illness questions. “So we have to deal with the law as written.”

Part of Sampsel’s job entails reviewing evidence to determine whether a veteran or group of veterans came in contact with Agent Orange outside of Vietnam. By law, veterans are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange if they served or stepped foot in Vietnam; they have to prove exposure if they served at sea or in another country during the war. They also must have a disease that the VA ties to exposure to the herbicide.

“From my point of view, I will do anything to help veterans, any legitimate veteran, and I’ve done it plenty of times,” he told the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, a group that advises the VA. “Unfortunately when it comes to this Agent Orange, we have to have a lot of denials.”

vetmem_360  Ailing Vietnam Vets Hunt Through Ships’ Logs to Prove They Should Get Benefits-Truthdigs

Sampsel also offered a window, for the first time, into ongoing internal deliberations at the VA about adding new diseases to the list of those connected to Agent Orange exposure. He suggested that despite increasing evidence tying the herbicide to hypertension, or high blood pressure, the VA is not going to extend benefits to veterans with that condition.

Reached by phone, Sampsel said, “You’re going to try to frame me, too,” before referring a reporter to the VA’s media relations office. ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot examined the effects of Agent Orange on veterans and their offspring in a series of articles in 2015 and 2016, raising questions about the VA’s handling of the matter.

The VA provided two written statements in response to questions for this article. Initially, a spokesman said that Sampsel was speaking as an individual at the meeting, and not for the VA.

“The objective of a federal advisory committee is to have open and public discussion of the issues for which it is chartered from the experts who understand and bring their own unique perspectives,” the statement said. “The March 2017 meetings were no exception and Mr. Sampsel’s comments did not fully or accurately reflect VA’s position concerning these issues.”

The VA said no decisions have been made about which new diseases to add to its list of those linked to Agent Orange exposure.

Asked whether it continued to support Sampsel, the VA said in a subsequent statement that he “is highly dedicated and respected within and outside of VA for the work he has done to establish many of the present policies that provide veterans, their families and survivors the benefits they are entitled to under the law.” The department also questioned the quotes a reporter asked about from the advisory committee meeting. “Taking quotes out of context without fully understanding the law, science, reasons or intent behind those words is a disservice to the advisory committee and the veteran community at large as well as Mr. Sampsel.” (Read the full transcript.)

Veteran advocates said they were furious to learn a VA official charged with objectively weighing evidence related to Agent Orange had shared controversial personal views.

Rick Weidman, legislative director for Vietnam Veterans of America, said he met with VA Secretary David Shulkin last week and told him, among other things, that Sampsel and others in the Veterans Benefits Administration need to be replaced. “Where they are now is doing active evil,” Weidman said. He added that he doesn’t expect Sampsel and other VA employees to necessarily be advocates “but we do expect them to be neutral and honest arbiters of science — and they are not.”

Although Agent Orange hasn’t been used in more than 40 years, it remains controversial because it contained dioxin, one of the world’s most toxic chemicals. Its effects can take decades to show up. Scientists continue to associate exposure to Agent Orange with diseases, and the VA continues to weigh whether to extend benefits to groups who say they were exposed to it outside of Vietnam.

Members of Congress who are leaders on veterans’ issues said the VA has an obligation to care for vets injured by Agent Orange. “I strongly believe we must do everything in our power to ensure veterans struggling with negative health effects as a result of exposure to Agent Orange receive the care and compensation they deserve; we owe nothing less to these brave men and women who have sacrificed more than enough for our country,” Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said in a statement.

Among Sampsel’s statements:

  • He said he believes Agent Orange contained “very, very small amounts” of dioxin, which was quickly destroyed by sunlight and the open air. “That’s not commonly acknowledged by advocates,” he said. Moreover, Sampsel said, U.S. planes did not spray it when American troops were in the area.In fact, a report by the Aspen Institute notes that on leaf and soil surfaces, dioxin will last one to three years and that dioxin under the surface could have a half-life of more than 100 years. Moreover, scientists have said that there are numerous ways in which American troops may have been exposed to the herbicide and some disagree that few troops were exposed.
  • Sampsel pushed back against claims that veterans who served outside of Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange. “When we get to outside of Vietnam, there’s a lot of controversy about Agent Orange use. And primarily it’s media hype, in my opinion.”In fact, veterans who served in Thailand, near the Korean demilitarized zone, in Okinawa, Japan, and aboard ships off the coast of Vietnam contend they were exposed in a variety of ways. Some have produced memos, photos and testimonials that have been enough to convince the Board of Veterans Appeals, the VA’s tribunal, that there was sufficient evidence to prove exposure and that they were entitled to benefits.
  • Sampsel criticized the Board of Veterans Appeals for its decisions. “BVA is, can do anything they want. I don’t know if everybody understands BVA. BVA has caused a lot of, what I would call misinformation about Agent Orange issues.”A member of the advisory panel, Thomas J. Pamperin, responded to Sampsel at the March meeting: “A decision by the Board of Veterans Appeals is the secretary’s final decision. I mean, we can’t distance ourselves from the Board of Veterans Appeals. It is part of the VA.”

    And in its statement, the VA said it, too, respects the BVA. “BVA is the highest appellate authority in VA,” it said. “They are attorneys who review the evidence of record and make decisions.” While the VA may not always agree with a decision, “their decisions are final and are implemented when issued.”

  • Sampsel criticized the prestigious Institute of Medicine, a congressionally chartered research organization hired by the VA, which in 2015 determined that the evidence suggested that a group of Air Force reservists could have been exposed to Agent Orange years after the Vietnam War when they flew aboard the C-123 planes that had been used to spray the herbicide.“One scientist from Harvard or somewhere said that dried, solidified TCDD dioxin never stops emanating molecules into the air,” Sampsel said. “Hardly anybody bought that at the time, but the IOM went with it.”

    He added a bit later: “I don’t think the science supports it. Most scientists don’t think the science supports it, but the law is what it is.”

    The Institute of Medicine, now called the National Academy of Medicine, found thatthe dioxin present on the aircraft could have exposed reservists who flew the planes years later. In its report, it said one contention of the VA and its expert, Alvin Young, was “inaccurate,” another “appears to be conjecture and not evidence-based” and a third was based on a study funded by Dow Chemical Co., one of the herbicide’s makers.

    In its statement, the VA said the Institute of Medicine “provides a valuable service to VA.”

  • Sampsel favorably cited Young, an Air Force officer, federal official and later the government’s go-to consultant, who has guided the stance of the military and the VA on Agent Orange and whether it has harmed service members. “I’m not the scientist,” Sampsel said at one point. “But I know that Dr. Alvin Young and the majority, the vast majority, of scientists don’t think that anybody gets any harmful effects from something that’s in the soil, buried in the soil.”But ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot reported last fall that critics say Young’s work is compromised by inaccuracies, inconsistencies or omissions of key facts, and relies heavily on his previous work, some of which was funded by Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co., the makers of Agent Orange. Young also served as an expert for the chemical companies in 2004 when Vietnam vets sued them. In an interview at the time, Young defended his work.
  • Sampsel said Young’s research showed that Agent Orange “never went to the Philippines, never went to Okinawa, never went to Guam,” as some veterans contend.A member of the panel interjected because he felt that Sampsel was being overly broad.

    “I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Yes, yes. You’re, you’re absolutely correct,” Sampsel said, noting he should have said there was currently no evidence. “And if evidence does show up, we’ll certainly change our policy. … You’re right.”

During his presentation, Sampsel also summarized internal deliberations within the VA about which diseases should be formally linked to Agent Orange. Last year, the Institute of Medicine said there is now evidence to suggest that Agent Orange exposure may be linked to bladder cancer and hypothyroidism. It also confirmed, as previous experts have said, that there is some evidence of an association with hypertension, stroke and various neurological ailments similar to Parkinson’s Disease.

Since then, a VA-led study has found stronger evidence to link hypertension to Agent Orange exposure. The VA has been reviewing the matter since last year to decide whether to cover the diseases.

Sampsel said the Veterans Health Administration had recommended that the VA acknowledge the connection between Agent Orange and hypertension, but that benefits officials at the VA worked to kill that effort and believe they succeeded.

“I believe the secretary, the information I got recently, is not going to go with hypertension. As to the other ones, there’s the likelihood that they’ll become added to the list,” Sampsel said.

The VA, in its statement, said it could not comment on internal discussions “other than to say those deliberations are underway.” But it did note that no recommendations had gone to the secretary for his consideration.

If the VA ultimately decides to add hypertension to its list of covered diseases, it could be costly. Hypertension is the most common ailment among veterans seeking health care at the VA — indeed it is one of the most common ailments among older adults generally.

Children in the areas where Agent Orange was used have been affected and have multiple health problems, including cleft palate, mental disabilities, hernias, and extra fingers and toes. In the 1970s, high levels of dioxin were found in the breast milk of South Vietnamese women, and in the blood of U.S. soldiers who had served in Vietnam. (Source)

images Agent Orange, Tu Du Hospital, Philip Jones Griffiths
images   images The negative effects of war are seemingly never-ending. Dioxin, or Agent Orange, as we know it more commonly from its use during the Vietnam War, …
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Dark Web Service claimed to track any phone and read text messages for $500 using SS7

One of the Vulnerabilities that existed in the phone calls and cellular network is the SS7. Dark Web Service claimed to track any phone and read text messages for $500 using SS7.

You can visit the Tor service zkkc7e5rwvs4bpxm.onion. A monthly fee is charged for the service which includes $250 to get texts or calls, to get cellphone report pay only $150.

If you want a direct access to the SS7 port only $5,500 will be billed to get everything you need. At first according to the customers feedback the site was thought to be an absolute scam since the admin Interconnector didn’t respond to him but earlier today he had let out a page to check the page yourself for a promising fee.

The SS7 is closed network only for telecom companies. But this history persisted for many years of its major vulnerability hacks.

The site’s manager, who goes by the name Interconnect0r, declined to say how she was able to maintain access but said it did not present significant technical difficulties, despite regular intervention from phone companies.

Keeping the networks to be safe without intervention and many others have had access to someone with proper guidance to make it get the best out of it.

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SINDGH: WHERE “BLIND DOLPHINS” GET FUCKED

A news article that surfaced on social media earlier this week has shocked the people with its grisly details of an alleged tradition in rural Sindh of raping Indus dolphins, a subspecies of freshwater river dolphin found in the Indus river.

 

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The article titled “Disgusting tradition of having sex with blind dolphins in Sindh” was published in Urdu blog HumSub.

“Disgusting tradition of having sex with blind dolphins in Sindh,” says the article title. (Source: humsub.com.pk)

“Disgusting tradition of having sex with blind dolphins in Sindh,” says the article title. (Source: humsub.com.pk)

“The locals liken Dolphin’s genitals to the sexual organ of women,” the article adds. It goes on to allege that the extinct species is not only endangered by the polluted water but also because of sexual assault.

However, in the wake of all the bizarre claims of the article, no person from the area has confirmed the authenticity of the claims. Furthermore, the locals have expressed reluctance to believe it saying the tradition seems to be an unheard of new phenomenon.

The Islamabad-based author claims that he was informed by some locals from the rural Sindh, but lacks concrete evidence for his claims.

Earlier this week, a WWF-Pakistan and Sindh Wildlife Department team safely released a stranded Indus River dolphin into the main river.

The 42-inch-long female dolphin was spotted by locals stranded in Wassand Wah, a minor tributary of Warah Canal in Larkana. The locals, while considering the urgency, translocated the dolphin to comparatively deeper waters in a nearby fish pond as an immediate response to avoid its stranding-induced mortality. They later informed media and Sindh Wildlife Department officials. The rescue team carefully captured the dolphin following standard rescue protocols and transported it in a sound proof ambulance to release it in the Indus River at Sukkur Barrage upstream.

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ISI supports terrorism in Afghanistan: Muhajir Congress Jun 14, 2017

Lalit K Jha–Alleging that ISI has been using Pakistani soil to plan terror attacks in Afghanistan, the newly formed World Muhajir Congress (WMC) in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani has extended its full support in his fight against terrorism.

“It is now a well-established fact that Pakistani soil is being used for terrorist attacks not only in Afghanistan but also in other countries,” the World Muhajir Congress said in a letter to Ghani.

“Reports from all major news organizations and think tanks suggest that Haqqani network, factions of Taliban, ISIS and Al Qaeda are all operating from save havens in Pakistan under the protection of Pakistani Army and its notorious intelligence agency, ISI,” it alleged.

Representing the Muhajir cause at international level, the Congress in its letter dated June 11 strongly condemns the recent suicide attacks in Kabul which have killed and injured hundreds of innocent Afghan civilians.

“We can feel the pain of our Afghan brothers as thousands of Muhajirs have also lost their lives in the war against terrorism. We stand against ruthless terrorism being inflicted on our Afghan brothers and sisters in the name of religion by killers operating from Pakistani soil,” it said.

“It is evident that Pakistani military establishment and ISI do not see Afghanistan as a respectable neighboring country. Instead, they see it in the context of regional security and use their sponsored terrorist outfits as ‘proxies’ to increase their ‘strategic depth’ against India. World Muhajir Congress strongly condemns such policies,” the letter said.

Noting that the Afghan government has been bravely fighting the menace of Taliban for more than two decades, the letter said with the emergence of murderous outfit ISIS, the region is now faced with another serious security threat.

“The footprint of ISIS in recent times has extended from the Middle East and Afghanistan to the port city of Pakistan, Karachi, where secular and liberal Muhajirs are in majority who support liberal MQM political party,” it said.

The letter alleged that under the blatant and unashamed patronage of Pakistan Army and ISI, religious and sectarian terrorist outfits are making Karachi as their operational hub.

“This is an alarming trend and World Muhajir Congress will continue to highlight this serious issue at every appropriate international forum. Muhajir Nation and their sole political representative party have been the major obstacle in ISI’s plans to handover port city of Karachi to religious terrorist outfits and this is the reason for Army’s continued crackdown in Karachi against Muhajirs and their elected political party,” wrote the World Muhajir Congress.

 

Muhajir people

Muhajirs
مہاجر
Total population
Reported: 9,939,656 (1998)[1]
Estimated: 20 million[2][3][4][5][6]
Regions with significant populations
Karachi, Hyderabad
Languages
Urdu
Religion
Islam (mostly Sunni, minority Shia)

Muhajir (also spelled Mahajir and Mohajir) (Urdu: مہاجر‎, Arabic: مهاجر‎‎) is an Arabic-origin term used in Pakistan to describe Muslim immigrants, of multi-ethnic origin, and their descendants, who migrated from various regions of India after the Partition of India to settle in the newly independent state of Pakistan.[7][8][9][10][11] Although some of them speak different languages at the native level, they are primarily identified as native Urdu speakers and hence are called Urdu-speaking people.

Etymology

The Urdu term muhājir (Urdu: مہاجر‎) comes from the Arabic muhājir (Arabic: مهاجر‎‎), meaning an “immigrant”,[12][13][14] and the term is associated in early Islamic history to the migration of Muslims. After the independence of Pakistan, a significant number of Muslims emigrated or were out-migrated from territory that remained India. In the aftermath of partition, a huge population exchange occurred between the two newly formed states. In the riots which preceded the partition in the Punjab region, between 200,000 and 2 000,000 people were killed in the retributive genocide.[15][16] UNHCR estimates 14 million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were displaced during the partition; it was the largest mass migration in human history.[17][18][19]

Most of those migrants who settled in the Punjab province of Pakistan came from the neighbouring Indian regions of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi while others were from Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and the United Provinces.

Migrants who moved to the Sindh province of Pakistan came from what then were the British Indian provinces of Bombay, Central Provinces, Berar, and the United Provinces, as well as the princely states of Hyderabad, Baroda, Kutch and the Rajputana Agency. Most of these migrants settled in the towns and cities of Sindh, such as Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Mirpurkhas.

Many spoke Urdu, or dialects of the language such as Dakhani, Khariboli, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Mewati, Sadri and Marwari and Haryanvi and became commonly known as Muhajirs. Over a period of a few decades, these disparate groups sharing the common experience of migration, and political opposition to the military regime of Ayub Khan and his civilian successor Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto evolved or assimilated into a distinct ethnic grouping.[20]

Origin and conversion theories

Considerable controversy exists both in scholarly and public opinion as to how conversion to Islam came about in the Indian subcontinent, typically represented by the following schools of thought:[21]

  1. Conversion came from Buddhists and the masses of conversions of lower caste Hindus as they were the vulnerable and enticed by uniformity under Islam. (See Indian caste structures).[22]

  2. Conversion was a combination, initially by violence, threat or other pressure against the person followed by a genuine change of heart.[21]

  3. As a socio-cultural process of diffusion and integration over an extended period of time into the sphere of the dominant Muslim civilization and global polity at large.[22]

  4. That conversions occurred for non-religious reasons of pragmatism and patronage such as social mobility among the Muslim ruling elite.

Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire

The Hindustani-speaking Muslim people of Pakistan and India have diverse roots.[citation needed]During the era of Delhi Sultanate and later the Mughal Empire, large parts of the Indian Subcontinent came under the direct or indirect rule of Muslim dynasties of the foreign Turkic origin from Central Asia. This era saw conversion of part of native lower caste Hindu population(See Indian caste structures) to Islam.[21] Conversion was a combination of various factors such as violence, threat or other pressure by the foreign, Muslim ruling class on the natives, followed by a genuine change of heart.[21] Conversions also happened as a socio-cultural process of diffusion and integration over an extended period of time into the sphere of then dominant Muslim civilization and global polity at large.[22] and for non-religious reasons of pragmatism and patronage such as social mobility among the Muslim ruling elite.[21][22]

In addition to conversions, a population of Muslim refugees, nobles, technocrats, bureaucrats, soldiers, traders, scientists, architects, artisans, teachers, poets, artists, theologians and Sufis from the rest of the Muslim world migrated and settled in the area. At the court of Sultan Iltemish in Delhi, the first wave of these Muslim refugees, escaping from the Mongol invasion of Central Asia by the hordes of Genghis Khan, brought individuals to the subcontinent from the aforementioned region.[citation needed] Mughal Emperor Babur defeated the Lodi dynasty with Tajik, Turkic and Uzbek soldiers and nobility. These diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic Muslim groups of foreign and native origin, merged over the centuries to the form the Urdu-speaking Muslim population.[citation needed]

Mughal Empire at its peak in 1699.

The Rohilla leader Daud Khan was awarded the Katehar (later called Rohilkhand) region in the then northern India by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658–1707) to suppress the Hindu Rajputs, who were earlier allied with the Mughals. Originally, some 20,000 soldiers from various Afghan Pashtun tribes were hired by Mughals to provide soldiers to the Mughal armies. Their performance was appreciated by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir, and an additional force of 25,000 Pashtuns were recruited from Afghanistan, Many of these Afghan Pashtuns settled in northern India and also brought their families from Afghanistan.[citation needed] Due to the large settlement of Rohilla Afghans, the Katehar region gained fame as Rohilkhand.[citation needed] Bareilly was made the capital of the Rohilkhand state and it became Afghan majority city with Gali Nawaban as the main royal street. Other important cities were Moradabad, Rampur, Shahjahanpur, Badaun, and others.[23][24] These diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic Muslim groups of foreign and native origin, merged over the centuries to the form the Urdu-speaking Muslim population.[citation needed]

Muslims from what are now the states of Delhi, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were themselves of heterogeneous origin.

The Kayastha community had historically been involved in the occupations of land record keeping and accounting. Many Hindu Kayasthas found favour with the Mughal elite for whom they acted as Qanungos. This close association led to the conversion of some members of the Kayastha community to Islam. The Muslim Kayasths speak local dialects, in addition to the Urdu language[25] while they also speak Sindhi in Pakistan. The Kayastha converts, incidentally uses Siddiqui, Shaikh, Usmani and Farooqi as their surnames, and claim themselves as belonging to the Shaikh community.[26]

Decline of Mughal rule

Maratha Empire at its zenith in 1760 (orange area) stretching from the Deccan into present Pakistan. The discussed abolishing the Mughal Empire and placing Vishwasrao on the Mughalimperial throne in Delhi.

The Maratha Empire (1674–1818) ruled large parts of India following the decline of the Mughals. Mountstart Elphinstone termed this a demoralizing period for the Muslims, as many of them lost the will to fight against the Maratha Empire.[27][28][29] The Maratha empire at its peak stretched from Tamil Nadu in the south to the Afghan border in the north.[30][31][32] In early 1771, Mahadji, a notable Maratha general, recaptured Delhi and installed Shah Alam II as the puppet ruler on the Mughal throne. In north India, the Marathas thus regained the territory and the prestige lost as result of the defeat at the Panipat in 1761.[33] Mahadji ruled the Punjab, as it used to be a Mughal territory, and Sikh sardars and other rajas of the cis-Sutlej region paid tributes to him.[34] A considerable portion of the Indian subcontinent came under the sway of the British Empire after the Third Anglo-Maratha War, which ended the Maratha Empire in 1818.

Sikh Empire, established by Ranjit Singh in North-west India.

In northwest India, in the Punjab, Sikhs developed themselves into a powerful force under the authority of twelve Misls. By 1801, Ranjit Singh captured Lahoreand ended Afghan rule in North West India.[35] In Afghanistan, Zaman Shah Durrani was defeated by powerful Barakzai chief Fateh Khan, who appointed Mahmud Shah Durrani as the new ruler of Afghanistan and appointed himself as Wazir of Afghanistan.[36] The Sikhs, however, were now stronger than the Afghans and started to annex Afghan provinces. The biggest victory of the Sikh Empireover the Durrani Empire came in the Battle of Attock, fought in 1813 between the Sikhs and the Wazir of Afghanistan Fateh Khan and his younger brother Dost Mohammad Khan. The Afghans were routed by the Sikh army and the Afghans lost over 9,000 soldiers in this battle. Dost Mohammad was seriously injured, whereas his brother Wazir Fateh Khan fled back to Kabul fearing that his brother was dead.[37] In 1818 they[who?] slaughtered Afghans and Muslims in the trading city of Multan, killing Afghan governor Nawab Muzzafar Khan and five of his sons in the Siege of Multan.[38] In 1819 the last Indian Province of Kashmir was conquered by Sikhs who registered another victory over weak Afghan General Jabbar Khan.[39] The Koh-i-Noor diamond was also taken by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1814. In 1823, a Sikh Army routed Dost Mohammad Khan, the Sultan of Afghanistan, and his brother Azim Khan at Naushera (near Peshawar). By 1834, the Sikh Empire extended up to the Khyber Pass. Hari Singh Nalwa, a Sikh general, remained the governor of Khyber Agency till his death in 1837. He consolidated Sikh control in tribal provinces. The northernmost Indian territories of Gilgit, Baltistan and Ladakh was annexed between 1831–1840.[40]

British Raj

During British Raj, the Muslim aristocracy remained above the common Muslims.[citation needed] The Pakistan movement, to constitute a separate state comprising the Muslim-majority provinces, was pioneered by the Muslim elite of the region and many notables of the Aligarh Movement. It was initiated in the 19th century when Sir Syed Ahmed Khan expounded the Muslim autonomy in Aligarh. Many Muslim nobles, Nawabs (aristocrats and landed gentry) supported the idea. As the idea spread, it gained great support amongst the Muslim population and in particular the rising middle and upper classes.

The Muslims had launched the movement under the banner of the All India Muslim League and Delhi was its main centre. The headquarters of All India Muslim League (the founding party of Pakistan) was based here since its creation in 1906 in Dhaka (present day Bangladesh). The Muslim League won 90 percent of reserved Muslim seats in the 1946 elections and its demand for the creation of Pakistan received overwhelming popular support among Indian Muslims.[41]

Migration

The independence of Pakistan in 1947 saw the settlement of Muslim refugees fleeing from anti-Muslim pogroms from India. Most of the Muhajirs now live in Karachi which was the first capital of Pakistan. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in Karachi.[42] In Karachi, the Urdu-speaking Muhajirs form the majority of the population and give the city its northern Indian atmosphere.[43] The Muslim refugees lost all their land and properties in India when they fled and some were partly compensated by properties left by Hindus that migrated to India. The Muslim Gujaratis, Konkani, Hyderabadis, Marathis, Rajasthanis, Punjabis fled India and settled in Karachi. There is also a sizable community of Malayali Muslims in Karachi (the Mappila), originally from Kerala in South India.[44]

Many Muslim families from India continued migrating to Pakistan throughout the 1950s and even early 1960s. Research has found that there were three predominant stages of Muslim migration from India to West Pakistan. The first stage lasted from August–November 1947. In this stage of migration the Musim immigrants originated from East Punjab, Delhi, the four adjacent districts of U.P. and the princely states of Alwar and Bharatpur which are now part of the present state of Rajasthan.[45] The violence affecting these areas during partition precipitated an exodus of Muslims from these areas to Pakistan.

The second stage (December 1947-December 1971) of the migration was from what is U.P., Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.[45]

The third stage which lasted between 1973 and the 1990s was when migration levels of Indian Muslims to Pakistan was reduced to its lowest levels since 1947.

In 1959 the International Labour Organisation (ILO) published a report stating that between the period of 1951-1956, a number of 650,000 Muslims from India relocated to West Pakistan.[45] However, Visaria (1969) raised doubts about the authenticity of the claims about Indian Muslim migration to Pakistan, since the 1961 Census of Pakistan did not corroborate these figures. However, the 1961 Census of Pakistan did incorporate a statement suggesting that there had been a migration of 800,000 people from India to Pakistan throughout the previous decade.[46] Of those who had left for Pakistan, most never came back. The Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru conveyed distress about the continued migration of Indian Muslims to West Pakistan:[45]

There has…since 1950 been a movement of some Muslims from India to Western Pakistan through the Jodhpur-Sindh via Khokhropar. Normallly, traffic between India and West Pakistan was controlled by the permit system. But these Muslims going via Khokhropar went without permits to West Pakistan. From January 1952 to the end of September, 53,209 Muslim emigrants went via Khokhropar….Most of these probably came from the U.P. In October 1952, up to the 14th, 6,808 went by this route. After that Pakistan became much stricter on allowing entry on the introduction of the passport system. From the 15th of October to the end of October, 1,247 went by this route. From the 1st November, 1,203 went via Khokhropar.[45]

Indian Muslim migration to West Pakistan continued unabated despite the cessation of the permit system between the two countries and the introduction of the passport system between the two countries. The Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru once again expressed concern at the continued migration of Indian Muslims to West Pakistan in a communication to one of his chief ministers (dated 1, December 1953):

A fair number of Muslims cross over to Pakistan from India, via Rajasthan and Sindh daily. Why do these Muslims cross over to Pakistan at the rate of three to four thousand a month? This is worth enquiring into, because it is not to our credit that this should be so. Mostly they come from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan or Delhi. It is evident that they do not go there unless there is some fear or pressure on them. Some may go in the hope of employment there. But most of them appear to feel that there is no great future for them in India. I have already drawn your attention to difficulties in the way of Government service. Another reason, I think, is the fear of Evacuee Property Laws [EPL]. I have always considered these laws both in India and Pakistan as most iniquitous. In trying to punish a few guilty persons, we punish or injure large numbers of perfectly innocent people…the pressure of the Evacuee Property Laws applies to almost all Muslims in certain areas of India. They cannot easily dispose of their property or carry on trade for fear that the long arm of this law might hold them down in its grip. It is this continuing fear that comes in the way of normal functioning and normal business and exercises a powerful pressure on large numbers of Muslims in India, especially in the North and the West.[45]

In 1952 the passport system was introduced for travel purposes between the two countries. This made it possible for Indian Muslims to legally move to Pakistan. Pakistan still required educated and skill workers to absorb into its economy at the time, due to relatively low levels of education in the regions which became part of Pakistan. As late as December 1971, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was authorized to issue documents to educationally qualified Indians to migrate to Pakistan.[45] The legal route was taken by unemployed but educated Indian Muslims seeking better fortunes, however poorer Muslims from India continued to go illegally via the Rajasthan-Sindh border until the 1965 India-Pakistan war when that route was shut. After the conclusion of the 1965 war, most Muslims who wanted to go to Pakistan had to go there via the India-East Pakistani border. Once reaching Dhaka, most made their way to the final destination-Karachi. However, not all managed to reach West Pakistan from East Pakistan.

Indian Muslim migration to Pakistan declined drastically in the 1970s, a trend noticed by the Pakistani authorities. On June 1995, Pakistan’s interior minister, Naseerullah Babar, informed the National Assembly that between the period of 1973-1994, as many as 800,000 visitors came from India on valid travel documents. Of these only 3,393 stayed back.[45] In a related trend, intermarriages between Indian and Pakistani Muslims have declined sharply. According to a November 1995 statement of Riaz Khokhar, the Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi, the number of cross-border marriages has declined from 40,000 a year in the 1950s and 1960s to barely 300 annually.

Demographics and distribution within Pakistan

Census History of Urdu Speakers in Pakistan

Year

Population of Pakistan

Percentage

Urdu Speakers

1951

33,740,167

07.05%

2,378,681

1961

42,880,378

07.56%

3,246,044

1972

65,309,340

07.60%

4,963,509

1981

84,253,644

07.51%

6,369,575

1998

132,352,279

07.57%

9,939,656

Provinces of Pakistan by Urdu speakers (1998)

Rank

Division

Urdu speakers

Percentage

Pakistan

9,939,656

07.57%

1

Sindh

6,407,596

21.05%

2

Punjab

3,320,320

04.07%

3

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

100,320

00.95%

4

Islamabad Capital Territory

81,409

10.11%

5

Balochistan

63,032

00.96%

6

Federally Administered Tribal Areas

5,717

00.18%

Muhajir diaspora[edit source]

Many Muhajirs have emigrated from Pakistan and have settled permanently in Europe, North America and Australasia. There are also significant number of Muhajirs who are working in the Middle East, especially in the Persian Gulf countries:

Regions with significant populations of Urdu speakers

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DAESH RADAR: JUNE 9

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Iraq

IFP gains full control of Al-Zanjili in Mosul; just two neighborhoods to finish. [..]

PMFs claim control of entire western Ninewa border with Syria. [..]

Proposed KRG independence referendum sharply opposed by Turkey. [..]

Daesh suicide attack in Musayyib, Babel kills 31. [..]

Separate KRG oil deal with Russia attacked by other Kurdish parties & Iraqi government. [..]

Syria

SDF captures three neighborhoods in Raqqa city. [..]

Syrian Army moving into Raqqa province west of Raqqa city. [..]

Syrian forces challenging US-supported opposition force along Syrian border. [..]

Iran

Iran promises massive retaliatory air attack against Daesh. [..]

REPORTS FROM IRAQ

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Abadi’s spokesman says Iraq depends on the constitution to manage the relationship between the Federal Government and the KRG. He says no party can determine its future in isolation from others. [SumariaThis is in reference to the proposed independence referendum.

Speaker Jubouri says he has had meetings with Iraqi and regional leaders to discuss the “after-Daesh” era. He says there is an Iraqi and regional will to achieve stability and reconciliation in Iraq. [Sumaria

Babelyoun Movement, a Christian PMF faction, says its commander traveled to Lebanon to facilitate the return of 63 Christian families to Iraq. It says 1,800 families will return gradually. [Sumaria

The Coalition says it conducted 8 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Iraq, near Mosul (4), Kirkuk (1), Rawa (1), Al-Qa’im (1), and Baiji (1). [InherentResolve

BAGHDAD

Security-related incidents reported

North (Tarmiya, Taji, etc.) 

A police source says two people were wounded when an IED exploded near a commercial area in Saba’ Al-Bor. [Sumaria]

Daesh says it destroyed an Iraqi Army Humvee with an IED in Al-Tha’er village near Meshahda in Tarmiya District on Thursday, killing a major and four other soldiers. Daesh also says it killed two Military Intelligence “spies” in the same area on Thursday. [DENJune9

Daesh says it killed or wounded several soldiers in an attack on a barracks in the Albu Khamis area near Meshahda. [DENJune9]

South (Dora, Yusufiyah, Mahmudiya, etc.)

A police source says an IED placed near a market in Wardiya, Mada’in exploded, wounding three civilians. [Sumaria

Southwest

A police source says a roadside IED targeting a police patrol in Al-Rasheed subdistrict exploded, killing a policeman and wounding two others. [Sumaria

West (Ghazaliya, Abu Ghraib, etc.)

Military intelligence says it arrested a man in Hay al-Jamea wanted on several terrorism charges. [Sumaria

Total Baghdad incidents reported:   6(Includes only incidents reported)

Total IED incidents reported:   4

ANBAR

Hit/Haditha

Commander of Jazeera Operations says the terrorist who planned the Hit attack that killed 9 persons including children two days ago was arrested in the heart of the city. [Sumaria

A security source says unknown armed men attacked a house in the Al-Khidhr area in Hit, killing the owner of the house and his wife. [Sumaria]

SALAHUDDIN

Baiji

A security source says PMF units stopped a major Daesh attack in the Makhoul Mountains area, killing or wounding several terrorists and forcing the rest to flee. [Sumaria

Southern Salahuddin (Balad, Dujail)

Daesh says it killed a PMF fighter and took his weapon in the Al-Saud area near Yathrib on Thursday. [DENJune9

DIYALA

Baquba/Southeast Diyala

A local source in Diyala says the air raid that targeted a Daesh vehicle in Al-Mita on the Diyala-Salahuddin border killed 4 Daesh officials, including Abu Yahya, officer in charge of IEDs in Diyala. The source did not mention the source of the airstrike. [Sumaria

 A local source says an IED exploded in an orchard in Abbara northeast of Baquba, killing one farmer. [Sumaria

 A local source in Diyala says Daesh transported bred horses stolen from Mosul to Mtaibija. The reason is still unknown. [Sumaria

Northern Diyala

The manager of Udhaim subdistrict says PMF fighters killed 3 Daesh terrorist who approached the Udhaim Dam in a boat. He says the terrorists came from Hawija. [Sumaria

KIRKUK

Hawija (Riyadh, Al-Zab, etc.)

DaeshDaily source says Daesh captured 11 civilians, including women, in Al-Zab and accused them of spying.

Daesh published photos of agriculture in Al-Zab. [ICDNJune9]

NINEWA

Mosul

Mosul liberation campaign

Central Mosul

An IFP commander says the IFP, supported by Coalition airplanes, captured the rest of Hay Al-Zanjili after two weeks of fierce battles. He also says IFP units have captured 40% of Hay Al-Shifa’, toward the Tigris. [BasNews]

Once Al-Shifa’ is fully under control, this would essentially leave the Old City entirely surrounded. The IFP says it rescued tens of families from battle areas. [AIN

The CTS commander says his troops are awaiting orders to enter the Old City. He says the large number of civilians is the reason for the progress of the fighting in these areas.  [Etejah]

Daesh says six Rapid Intervention soldiers including an EOD expert were killed, and two others wounded with an IED in Al-Zanjili. [DENJune9

Daesh says it killed two IFP soldiers and damaged a Humvee in battles in Al-Zanjili. [DENJune9

IFP says it killed Yarub Al-Khatouni, commander of the Daesh Nahawand regiment, and Abu Amal, a security official, in a shelling on their positions near the Grand Mosque. [Harbi

 Daesh says it destroyed 4 IFP military positions near Bab Al-Jadid and Bab Al-Tob with rockets. [DENJune9

Daesh says it targeted an IFP position and 3 vehicles near Bab Al-Jadid and Bab Al-Tob with heavy sniper guns. [DENJune9

Daesh says it damaged an Iraqi Army bulldozer near Bab Al-Tob. [ICDNJune9]

Daesh says it shot down 2 IFP recon drones in the Bab Al-Tob area and near Bab Al-Beidh. [DENJune9

 Other Daesh reports (unverifiable)

Daesh says its snipers killed ten IFP soldiers and wounded others in several areas in west Mosul. [DENJune9

 Western Ninewa

Tal Afar

Daesh says its snipers killed a PMF fighter near the Tal Afar Airport. [DENJune9

 Baaj

Deputy PMF Commission Chairman Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, says PMFs have concluded their operations in western Ninewa and reached all of their goals, capturing 14,000 sq km and 360 villages, and killing 2,000 Daesh terrorists. He says that after clearing the Syrian border, it will be handed over to the border guards. [Sumaria]

Army helicopters attacked Daesh targets northwest of Qayrawan, IWMC says. The strikes killed tens of Daesh combatants and destroyed two tunnels, 5 cannons, and two vehicles[Mawazin

PMF says it repelled a Daesh attack from the Syrian side of the borders on the Tal Safouk border post, killing all attackers including 5 suicide attackers and destroying 3 vehicles. [Mawazin

Syrian opposition sources say YPG assisted the Iraqi PMF in capturing the Tal Safouk border crossing by attacking Daesh from the Syrian side. Photos published showed commanders of YPG and the PMFs together near the border post. [Dorar]

IWMC says 33th brigade artillery and army helicopters attacked Daesh gatherings mobilizing to attack PMF supply lines near Siyah Al-Dhib village, destroying a vehicle bomb and a booby-trapped bulldozer. [IraqPress]

Southern Ninewa

Mosul subdistrict/ Hammam Al-Alil

A security source in Ninewa says police arrested 7 Daesh combatants including commanders, hiding among IDPs in Hammam Al-Alil camp. [BasNews

PMFs say they repelled a big Daesh attack from several directions on the Al-Wabida and Um Gharba villages, with the assistance of army helicopters and PMF artillery, killing a large number of attackers and destroying 4 Daesh vehicles and a booby-trapped bulldozer. [Sumaria]

KURDISTAN

Turkish Foreign Ministry says the proposed Kurdish referendum for independence is a “dire mistake,” saying that one of the Turkey’s major foreign policy priorities is to preserve the unity of Iraq. It says that such a decision is not in the interests of either Iraq or Kurdistan.  It says it conveyed this position to important global powers. 

Meanwhile, Turkey’s Prime Minister says the region has enough problems and does not need a new one, referring to the referendum. He says the Kurdish decision is not the right one and is irresponsible, and that Turkey looks forward to Iraqis living as one nation. [ARA]

The new oil contract signed between the Kurdistan region and Rosneft Oil of Russia is causing a wave of opposition. It was rejected by Kurdish opposition partiesGorran, Islamic Front, and Islamic Union, and by the national government. The Iraqi government says signing of such oil agreements by the Kurdistan region is against the constitution, which allows only the central government to enter into international agreements. The Kurdish parties claim lack of transparency and say that this deal is part of the corruption of the KDP and the Barzani family. [Anadolu]

The Iraqi government also has a constitutional issue about the proposed Kurdistan referendum. It says that no segment of the citizenry can hold referendum separate from the rest of the Iraqi people. [ROJ]

SOUTHERN IRAQ

Babel

A police source in Musayyib says the initial casualty count from the terrorist attack by a suicide attacker with an explosives belt on the Musayyib grand market is 21 killed and 20 wounded. [SumariaA later update set the death toll at 31 and said the suicide bomber was a female. [Reuters

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists from Basra attacked “Shia people” with an explosives vest in “Babel city,” killing thirty-seven people and wounding forty others. [ICDNJune9]

DaeshDaily comment. The level of hatred produced by the Wahhabi doctrine against Shia people doesn’t seem to end. Saudi clerics openly called on the “mujahidin” in Iraq to kill Shia women and children. This attitude is not only tolerated, but encouraged by the Saudi religious establishment. The world has to understand that the same hatred that kills civilians in Iraq is killing civilians all over the world. But for some reason, only few people want to speak up about this. The UN, for example, just tries to ignore this call for what would amount to a genocide of hundreds of millions of people. 

Kerbala

A suicide attacker with an explosives belt detonated himself in a public parking lot in Kerbala, a police source says. No information on casualties is yet available. [Sumaria

A recent report says 9 civilians were killed and 16 wounded in the Kerbala attack. [Sumaria

Daesh says one of its Iraqi suicide terrorists detonated his explosives vest on “Shia people” in Kerbala city, killing thirty people and wounding thirty-five. [ICDNJune9]

 Usama Al-Nujaifi, vice president and a Sunni, condemned Daesh attacks on Musayyib and Kerbala, and said Daesh is trying to divert attention from its defeat in Mosul. [Sumaria

REPORTS FROM TURKEY

[Also see Kurdistan section above]

Turkey says a car bomb exploded in Batman province in southeast Turkey, wounding 5 civilians. The explosion was followed by shooting. [Sumaria

 REPORTS FROM SYRIA

 The Russian Army says military operations in the 4 areas covered by the “easing tension” agreement are virtually stopped. Many civilians have returned to their homes and started reconstruction and cultivation. It says 219 armed factions joined the agreement in addition to 1,572 cities and towns. [EnabBaladi]

 The Coalition says it conducted 11 airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria (near Raqqa (9), and Al-Tanaf (2)).  [InherentResolve]

 Northeast (Hasaka, Raqqa)

Raqqa

Raqqa city

SDF says it has liberated Mashlab neighborhood in east Raqqa in full, killing 20 combatants, and is now clearing the neighborhood of Daesh mines and IEDs. [PUKMedia]

SDF says 4 journalists were wounded in the Mashlab neighborhood by a Daesh mortar shell. [Hawar]

Daesh’s version says it stopped an SDF attack near Hay Al-Mashlab. It says the attack was supported by American land and air units. It says it killed two American soldiers, wounded another, and killed six SDF fighters in the battles. [ICDNJune9

Daesh says its snipers killed eleven SDF fighters near Hay Al-Mashlab. Daesh also says it killed or wounded SDF fighters, including a sniper, after targeting their positions with 16 SPG9 rockets near the same area. It says it killed or wounded three SDF fighters with an IED in the area. [DENJune9

 SDF blocked a Daesh counter attack in the SDF-captured Jazra neighborhood in west Raqqa, destroying two vehicle bombs. [PUKMedia

SDF forces found large quantities of Daesh mortar shells stored in houses in the liberated Jazra neighborhood. SDF removed all Daesh black flags off the roofs of the neighborhood buildings.  [Hawar]

Daesh’s version says it killed or wounded several SDF fighters in the Jazra area by detonating booby-trapped houses. [ICDNJune9] Daesh also says it damaged an SDF bulldozer there with a rocket. [DENJune9

 SDF says it liberated Sibahiya neighborhood in west Raqqa. It says many Daesh combatants were killed in battle, but the exact number is not known. [Hawar]

 Around 500 US Special Forces soldiers are accompanying SDF advances in Raqqa—on the east, west, and north sides. These soldiers are described as “military advisors.” The US says there are similarities between Raqqa and Mosul, with Daesh losing ground in both cities. [Dorar]

 Coalition planes killed 17 civilians in Raqqa in 25 air strikes, while battles continue on the ground. Raqqa civil council requested that the SDF open safe routes for civilians to escape from battle areas. [Qasioun]

SOHR says Coalition planes killed 15 civilians in Jazra in west Raqqa before SDF forces captured the neighborhood. Among those killed was the SOHR reporter in the city. [SyriaHR]

Another source said Coalition planes killed 14 civilians at Hassoun Net internet café in Jazra. [Dorar]

[Note: These three items seem to be the same story, but from different angles.] [Qasioun]

 Daesh says “American planes” conducted more than 10 airstrikes on western neighborhoods in Raqqa city using white phosphorous. [ICDNJune9]

Daesh issues a video of the airstrikes. [A3maq]

Turkish media says there have been 45 civilian victims of Coalition airstrikes on Raqqa in the past 48 hours. It claimed Coalition planes used white phosphorous bombs in their attacks. [Anadolu]

 Government says Russian planes destroyed a Daesh convoy leaving Raqqa, the second that has happened. [SyriaNow]

 SDF says differences are arising among Daesh ranks in Raqqa, mainly between Syrian and foreign combatants.

SDF also says Daesh has turned Raqqa into a city of mines, and is shooting at civilians who try to escape the city. [Hawar]

 SOHR says the mobilization call issued, it was said, by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor to fight for Islam against the infidels and crusaders failed to attract many volunteers to fight. The call was distributed to mosques and was read in prayers. [SyriaHR]

 West of Raqqa

Tabaqa is facing a large IDP inflow from various Syrian areas including Raqqa, reaching 55,000 in the past two weeks. Most of these IDPs live in difficult conditions and can hardly find food, as existing bakeries are unable to meet their requirements. Some of them are staying in vacant apartments that are housing 45 people per apartment. No international organization support is being provided to these IDPs. [Hawar]

 SOHR says government forces advanced swiftly west of Raqqa, capturing several villages including Dibsi Afnan, and are now holding over 500 sq. km and in touch with SDF forces, with only a branch of the Euphrates separating them. [SyriaHR]

Meanwhile, Russian planes attacked Dibsi Afnan and Deir Melhan villages west of Raqqa as government forces advanced towards these villages amid battles with Daesh.

 Syrian government says its planes destroyed tens of Daesh vehicles in various parts of Raqqa west of the city[SyriaNow]

 Daesh publishes photos of targeting SDF units in Al-Khatouniya village west of Raqqa with a rocket. Daesh says it killed nine SDF soldiers with the rocket. [ICDNJune9] [ICDNJune9]

 Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked SDF units south of the Al-Mansurah area with a vehicle bomb, killing ten fighters and wounding others. It also says 6 of its terrorists attacked SDF positions in the same area, killing twelve fighters, wounding others, capturing a vehicle, and destroying another after several hours of battles. [ICDNJune9]

 North of Raqqa

SDF liberated Abu Asi and Mushairifa villages northwest of Raqqa. [Hawar]

SDF says its forces are surrounding Daesh in the silos area in northeast Raqqa, and says intense battles are taking place there. [Hawar]

 Northwest (Aleppo, Idlib)

Aleppo/Idlib/Deir Hafer

Tahrir Al-Sham (Nusra) attacked opposition HQs of Turkey-supported militias in Idlib, where the fighting left 6 men killed on both sides. Nusra also shot at demonstrators protesting its action in Maarat Al-Numan in southern Idlib, wounding several of them. Nusra executed the Turkeybacked police commander on site. [ARA]

 Angry civilians attacked a Nusra group that tried to arrest a young man in Maarat Al-Numan in Idlib and released the man from their hands. Quarrels followed and ended with a fistfight and confiscation by the civilians of a Nusra car. [SyriaHR]

 SOHR says Daesh attacked government forces in Mohammed Dhib village south of Maskanah with a vehicle bomb, leaving several killed and wounded. [SyriaHR]

Daesh says one of its suicide terrorists attacked Syrian Army and Shia militias near the village with a vehicle bomb, killing fifteen soldiers and destroying 4 military vehicles. [ICDNJune9]

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank and a 23mm canon near Mohammed Dhib village with rockets. Daesh also says it captured an SUV, 2 rocket launchers, and several rockets near the same village. [DENJune9

 Central and West (Homs, Hama, etc.)

Hama

Syrian Army shot down a Daesh drone near Salmiya east of Hama, while its planes attacked Daesh positions in the town of Aqrabat, killing tens of combatants and destroying many vehicles and weapons. [SyriaNow]

 Homs

SOHR says fighting continued between Daesh and Syrian Army in the silos and Talila junction areas east of Tadmur, while government planes attacked the Al-Abbasiya area south of Tadmur and the Sukhnah-Palmyra road and Hawla village[SyriaHR]

Daesh says it killed four Syrian soldiers and wounded seven others in battles near Al-Talila. [DENJune9]

Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank and damaged a bulldozer with tank shells in Al-Abbasiya village. [DENJune9]

 Government forces captured three more positions and a checkpoint from Daesh east of Homs, under intense air cover. [Qasioun]

 Daesh says it destroyed a Syrian Army tank and damaged another with 2 rockets near the Huwaisis area east of Homs. [DENJune9

Daesh says it stopped a Syrian Army attack on Tal Al-Sawana near Huwaisis, killing nine soldiers, and wounding four others. [ICDNJune9]

 East (Deir Ez-Zor)

Deir Ez-Zor

SOHR says Daesh artillery shelling of Joura neighborhood in Deir Ez-Zor left two civilians killed. [SyriaHR]

 SOHR says 8 civilians, including 5 medical staff, were killed by a Coalition strike on Jadid Agaydat village east of Deir Ez-Zor, while battles in the city continued between government forces and Daesh, with casualties on both sides. [SyriaHR]

Another report, by an opposition website, says this raid was by Russian planes. [Qasioun]

 Agence France Press says three polio cases were recorded in Deir Ez-Zor. It says the city witnessed 36 polio cases in 2012-13 but this time the virus is more developed. It says a vaccination campaign is being prepared to immunize the population. [Dorar]

 Government forces say they repelled Daesh attack in Panorama and recaptured all positions captured by Daesh earlier. [SyriaNow]

 Mayadin

SOHR says a Coalition drone attacked a Daesh checkpoint at a roundabout in Mayadin city, wounding two Daesh combatants. [SyriaHR]

 Coalition planes killed 8 civilians in a car in Quriya village east in Mayadin District who were returning to the village from Tayana. [Qasioun]

 SOHR says 8 civilians, including 5 medical staff, were killed by a Coalition strike on Jadid Agaydat village east of Deir Ez-Zor, while battles in the city continued between government forces and Daesh with casualties on both sides. [SyriaHR]

 Albu Kamal

Daesh publishes photos of “normal Ramadan life” in Albu Kamal. [ICDNJune9]

 South (Rif Damashq, Suwayda, Daraa, etc.)

SOHR reports that Syrian Army and allied militias have reached the SyriaIraq border from the eastern desert northeast of Al-TanafThese forces made a turn around opposition units camped 20 km (12 miles) from the border, and 50 km (31 miles) from the Al-Tanaf border crossing. [SyriaHR]

One result is that the Syrian forces and Iraqi PMFs are now across from each other on their respective sides of the border. [SyriaNow]

Russian Army says Syrian forces now control 105 km (65 miles) of the Syria-Jordan border. [SyriaNow]

 For the third time Coalition planes attacked a convoy of Syrian forces and affiliated militias near the Al-Tanaf border position. [Qasioun]

 The Coalition backed opposition army, Magaweer Al-Thawra, says an Iranian drone fired two rockets on its positions and those of the Coalition in Zalaf military base. The first rocket did not leave any casualties while the second was intercepted. Coalition planes shot the drone down. [Qasioun]

The opposition claims it arrested a brigadier and a soldier of the government army in battles near Bir Qasab. [EnabBaladi]

 The US says it shot down a drone of the Syrian government near Al-Tanaf after the drone fired on Coalition positions. It says even though it fired warning shots, the US considers this as a hostile action as the drone was armed with live ammunition. [Dorar]

 SOHR says two other Coalition-supported opposition groups, Usud Al-Sharqiya and Ahmed Al-Abdou, advanced in the eastern desert at the expense of government forces in a counter-attack initiated to recapture territory captured by the government Thursday. The opposition says it captured a hill near Bir Qasab and Dakwa, lost to the government forces on Thursday. [SyriaHR]

 Jaish Khaled (Dash affiliate) in Yarmouk basin named Mohammed Al-Rifa’i its new commander after the death of its previous commander Abu Mohammed Al-Maqdisi by a Coalition airstrike on Tuesday. [EnabBaladi]

 OTHER MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA REPORTS

 Neighboring countries

Iran

Iranian Army Chief of Staff says his country will execute the largest air attack in the past thirty years against Daesh in retaliation for the Tehran attacks. He says the Iranian air force is awaiting orders to strike. He did not specify where the attack would be, saying that Iran will chose the place to strike. [SyriaNow]

DaeshDaily comment. This is certainly a bold statement, but where does Daesh have enough remaining territory to make it possible to stage “the largest air attack in the past thirty years?

North Africa

Egypt

Daesh publishes photos of assassinating two policemen and taking their weapons, money, and IDs in Hay Al-Masaeed in Arish city. [ICDNJune9]

Eyewitnesses said on Tuesday that 3 armed men shot and killed two policemen in Hay Al-Masaeed. [ElWatan]

Daesh says it damaged an Egyptian Army military vehicle with an IED east of Arish. [ICDNJune9]

REPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

The Philippines

Daesh issues a video of damaging a church in Marawi. [A3maq

SOCIAL MEDIA

Videos of the Day

PMF fighters blew up charging Daesh suicide bombers. [Facebook

Iraqi forces capture Hay Al-Zanjili. [Mawsleya]

Iraqi forces find a Daesh rocket factory in Hay Al-Zanjili. [Mawsleya]

IFP soldiers capture a Daesh Afghani sniper. [Facebook

People of east Mosul shopping peacefully in the month of Ramadan. [Mawsleya]

A child from Mosul says Daesh killed her parents. [Mawsleya]

A Christian Iraqi child is returned to her family after being separated by Daesh three years ago. [Hurra]

DAESH MEDIA

Daesh Audio Newsletter for Today [Bayan]

 Daesh sources “officially announce” the death of the Daesh cleric, Turki Al-Binali, who was killed by a Coalition airstrike last week. [ICDNJune9]

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SAIF AL-ISLAM BACK TO FREEDOM…

1562314_3_b4eb_il-a-salue-ses-partisans-a-l-exterieur-deSaif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by an armed group holding him in the western Libyan town of Zintan, where he was taken after the 2011 revolt against his father, according to one of his lawyers and a statement from the brigade.

The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a militia of former rebels that controls Zintan, said Saif al-Islam was freed on Friday evening, “the 14th day of the month of Ramadan,” under an amnesty law promulgated by the parliament based in the east of Libya.

His lawyer, Khaled al-Zaidi, said Saif al-Islam was headed to another Libyan city, but he could not say where for security reasons.

The North African country has rival administrations, with the authorities in the east not recognising the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the capital. Zintan is controlled by armed groups opposed to the GNA.

Political rivalry and fighting between militias has hampered Libya’s efforts to recover from the chaos that followed the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Saif al-Islam’s father and saw him jailed.

Rival authorities and militias have been vying for control of the oil-rich country ever since.

Saif al-Islam’s release may fuel even more fighting in the country, according to the Libyan Observer’s website.

The son of the former dictator is the subject of an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the eight months of the uprising in 2011.

Libya’s authorities and the International Criminal Court are in dispute over who has the right to judge him.

He was sentenced to death in July 2015 by a court in Tripoli for his role in the murderous repression of the 2011 revolt.

The Zintan militia refused to comply with the court, the Libyan Observer said.

Saif al-Islam, 44, was born on 25  June 1972. His name means “sword of Islam,” and he is the second of Gaddafi’s eight children, the eldest son of his second wife, Safiya.

The fluent English-speaker often appeared in the West as the public face of his father’s regime.

He held no official post but had influence as a loyal emissary of the regime and architect of reform.

In July 2016, Saif al-Islam’s lawyers claimed that their client had been released under an amnesty issued by the unrecognised authorities in the east of the country.

But the GNA said the amnesty, enacted in April that year, cannot apply to persons accused of crimes against humanity.

Three of Gaddafi’s seven sons died during the revolution.

One son who survived, Saadi, is still on trial in Libya for his alleged involvement in the crackdown and slaying of a former football coach.

The deposed dictator’s widow – Safiya – and three more of their children found refuge in Algeria in the wake of the revolution, then later in Oman.

The shockwaves created by the removal from power and grisly killing of the dictator by rebels in his hometown of Sirte continue to ripple across the troubled country.

Late last month, Tripoli was rocked by fierce clashes between forces loyal to the unity government and rival militias, with more than 50 members of the pro-GNA forces reportedly killed.

Relying on militia support and pitted against the rival administration in the east, the GNA struggles to assert its authority.

Previous reports that Saif al-Islam had been released from Zintan turned out to be false, and there have been conflicting reports about his status since his capture.

“We have decided to liberate Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi. He is now free and has left the city of Zintan,” the statement from the the Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade on Facebook said.

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Daesh Militants Recruiting In Ghor Province: Officials

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Ghor officials said the group will threaten Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Bamiyan, Badghis and Herat provinces if they built their training camp in Dara-e-Murghab area.
Recently, two preachers of Daesh were arrested in Herat and Nimroz provinces who were on the way to Ghor.
Ghor officials said the recruits are being trained by a number of fighters loyal to Daesh who are foreign nationals.
Footages obtained by TOLOnews reveal that a group of fighters loyal to Daesh are training a number of young men and children in remote area in the north of Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor province in Afghanistan’s central regions.  
Ghor police confirmed the report and said the footages have been prepared in a madrassa in Dara-e-Murghab area – 60 kilometers in the north of Feroz Koh city.   
One of the videos show that the recruits are pledging their allegiance to Daesh. 
In this footage, the fighters speak in Arabic and announce that they obey the orders of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. 
Ghor Police Chief Gen. Mustafa Mohseni said Daesh is trying to make its stronghold in north of Feroz Koh city and it has trained dozens of people including teenagers and children.
He said that nine commanders of Daesh have entered the country from abroad and are responsible for training new recruits for the group in Dara-e-Murghab area.
“Daesh is trying to establish a stronghold in north of Feroz Koh in Dara-e-Murghab area. This is concerning. If this happens, the group will threaten nine provinces of the country from this area,” he said.
Other Ghor officials said the group is led by two local Daesh commanders, Qari Rahmatullah and Mawlawi Taj Mohammad, who were fighting government under another militant group previously.
Members of Ghor Provincial Council said they are concerned about the possible threat posed by the fighters loyal to Daesh in the province. 
“It will be a big threat to Ghor province if the group makes a stronghold in Dara-e-Murghab area. This is really concerning,” said Basir Ahmad Qaderi, deputy head of Ghor Provincial Council.
Ghor civil society activists said Daesh is recruiting in the province for the past year but security forces have not taken any step to stop the group from growing its fighters.
“The group (Daesh) is recruiting in parts of Ghor for the past year and they are making safe havens there, they go to other parts from Dara-e-Murghab and recruit there. This is really concerning for the province,” said Mohammad Gul Poya, a civil society activist in Ghor.
Ghor officials said the group will threaten Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Bamiyan, Badghis and Herat provinces if they built their training camp in Dara-e-Murghab area.
Recently, two preachers of Daesh were arrested in Herat and Nimroz provinces who were on the way to Ghor.
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RUSSIA: “Decade of Childhood” 2018-2027: A Miniature Reichstag (GERMAN WAY OF DEMOCRACY)

After the March 26 demonstrations in which a large number of young people took part, Putin regime decided it had to reach out to young people so that they would support it rather than the opposition, Sergey

“A Decade of Childhood.”  Nothing, but a policy of using threats to keep students from attending opposition meetings. Next, the regime issued a new package of prohibitions, including about use of the Internet and set up a new Council of Bloggers.

And finally, the regime “continued the militarization of society,” with much dressing up and the storming of a miniature Reichstag in Moscow. None of these steps made any sense; but this last was the least promising because the Russian defense ministry copied not the Reichstag of 1945 but that of 2017 – a symbol of German democracy rather than German Nazism!

Because those behind this program do not understand the young and do not have anything to offer them that they could conceivably want, Shelin says, the whole enterprise is doomed to “complete collapse,” alienating those it is intended to attract still further from the Putin regime and its hangers on.

Mode attacks young people with their love
Putin’s system has discovered that the generation that grew up with her is not very sympathetic to her. And her answer to this is tragicomic (rosbalt.ru/blogs/2017/06/09/1622279.html) Translated

Sergey Shelin–Between March 26 and June 12, the state machine took all feasible actions in order to somehow resolve the “youth issue”. Own unpopularity among this category of subjects was a complete surprise for her. People who do not remember at the head of the country anyone except Vladimir Putin, it turns out, do not believe at all that the system he built tells about himself.

We must give our authorities due. They did not waste time on the swing and immediately put into operation all their standard tools with which they tackled any problem.

1. Announced the great children’s and youth’s state program. The presidential decree of 2018-2027 was declared the “Decade of Childhood”. I ask to do without smiles and puns. Government clerks, who are given three months to write all the papers depicting this undertaking, are working not unbending.

2. Millions of teachers and professorship teachers are thrown out of unauthorized moods by wards and fathers and threats.

I will cite the appeal of the rector’s office of one of the universities, favorably distinguished from the masses of others not so much as threatening, but in a pitiful tone: “The official (authorized) events will take place at various venues – their goal is to support the unshakable course of President V.V. Putin on the development of democracy in Russia, the course to overcome the technological backlog … According to reliable information in your environment there are supporters of the opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who, using the difficulties of today, plans to commit a number of provocations … How can these actions affect you ?! Will this harm your future, realization of your goals and becoming you as future specialists ?! Think about the harm that can be done to the prestige of our country, our city, our university, where you get knowledge, skills, skills! .. ”

Of course, for people who are no longer young and wise, the “technological backwardness”, which has not been overcome for some reason for a couple of decades, is the usual “difficulties of the day” that do not have a beginning or an end. But a man who is about twenty years old can look at the same thing quite differently. This is something somebody did not think about in the administration.

3. The next package of prohibitions was urgently launched. For example, the most recent bill: “to establish a ban on the use in Russia of information and telecommunications networks, information systems and computer programs for access to Internet sites, access to which is limited in the Russian Federation.” Teenagers do not feed bread, just forbid something – and they will be happy. Especially if it concerns the Internet.

4. To give advice on the Duma carpet LOMs (leaders of public opinion) were called in the person of video blogger Sasha Spielberg, specializing in advertising all sorts of games, bosseships, cosmetics, Minister Medinsky and other nice trifles. Deputies with serious faces listened to her twitter, clearly seeing in her an authoritative connoisseur and master of youthful thoughts. Developing the anticipated success, the Duma is preparing to organize a whole “Council of bloggers” as a very effective means for young people.

5. Ordered several pro-government propaganda in the youth style, all sorts of clips, etc. The sense of justice forces us to acknowledge that even the bosses have their own mental boundaries, and in spite of this, it has been able to grasp the beyond-limits talent of this product.

6. We continued the militarization. Unarmy is a well-dressed and sonorous minting step. A mock-up of the Reichstag – to “storm not something horrible, but a specific place,” as the Minister of Defense put it.

With the “concrete place” it turned out interesting. The Reichstag is, after all, not a symbol of Nazism (the Hitler parliament sat in the Kroll opera building), but of German parliamentarism. When in the 1990s, under the leadership of the British architect Norman Foster, this building was rebuilt and erected a transparent dome over it as a symbol of openness, then they preserved on the walls one and a half hundred inscriptions left by the Red Army men. Around the Reichstag is always full of teenagers, taken on excursions from all over Germany. And now, as an asymmetric answer, such a stylish gift to their peers. “It is noteworthy that the symbolic training model has not a dome of the 1945 model, but the roof of the current building where the Bundestag sits,” Frankfurter Allgemeine reports.

Summarize. If it was meant to somehow arrange for themselves young people, then all this stormy activity develops into a picture of total failure.

Partial exception, perhaps, is only the sixth point. Teenagers like to play in the war. But if we develop this story further and say what our PR experts like to say about “social elevators”, supposedly still operating in the army and guarding structures, then Vladimir Putin remembers the anecdote very beloved by Vladimir Putin, about the son of a general who does not Become a marshal, since the marshal has his own son.

The regime that has developed in our country can rightfully be called anti-youth. He deserved it. He does not like almost everything that those who like from fourteen to thirty do. And more and more often and more aggressively he no longer simply condemns, but represses. The most innocent online statements, the most simple entertainment can easily be tightened under the wheel.

Those who are twenty or less years old (let’s call them “Putin’s generation”), are mostly deprived or almost deprived of the opportunity to travel the world, let alone study abroad. The chances of getting a good and certainly more convertible profession at home are diminishing. Both that, and another, and the third is the privilege of the children of the nomenklatura. As well as the right to hold posts at least slightly above the average. On the whole front, the aggressively archaic ideological pressure, perceived by the youth as madness, intensifies. There is a growing compulsion to participate in propaganda rituals, the absurdity and falsity of which at this age are experienced more sharply than in more mature years.

The regime that embodied the worst fantasies of the losers of the 1990s can not and will not please those born in the 21st century. What kind of love can be between them? They are strangers to each other.

We just need to remember that from irony and rejection to frontal confrontation is a long distance. The bulk of adolescents and young people today is far from political opposition. They are just looking at her. Panic taps by the authorities are likely premature.

Alexey Navalny’s five-minute appeal to schoolchildren and students (“young people, schoolchildren and students who are interested in politics and refuse to believe lies from TV screens are the best people in the country, behind them the future”) is not too specific and leaves many questions that teenagers could not answer Specify. But next to the state machine, a gushing malice, threats, ignorance and archaism, all the weaknesses and obscurities disappear by themselves. A system that does not consider the generation that grew up with it as its own future, it is better not to look far ahead.

 

 

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U.S. Department of defense chose active protection system for tanks and armored personnel carriers

Weaponews–American armored vehicles will be better able to defend against anti-tank missiles and grenades. U.S. Department of defense chose active protection system for tanks and armored personnel carriers, reports “Warspot” with reference to the portal businessinsider.com Manufacturers of active protection systems were able to convince the US military command to improve protection of military armored vehicles. After several years of testing, American tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles will get advanced technology of intercepting missiles and grenades.Infographics showing the distance to the ammunition needed for the active protection system successfully srabotala Stryker armored personnel carriers are to be mounted on the system Iron Curtain, developed by the American Corporation Artis.

U.S. Department of defense chose active protection system for tanks and armored personnel carriers.

Abrams tanks will be equipped with Israeli systems, Trophy, and infantry combat vehicles Bradley system Iron Fist from Israel Military Industries.An example of the equipment system Trophy LV armored vehicle Oshkosh M-ATVДва units of the us army – Tank Automotive Research and Development & Engineering Center is now working closely with manufacturers of armored vehicles, to with minimum investment and with maximum efficiency to integrate active protection system in the ready-made armored vehicles. In addition, the US military command is considering the possibility of installing one of these systems on army JLTV SUVs. While in the military indicate that after experimental operation requires some changes in military tactics and retrain soldiers, as the explosion in intercepting munition can hit the infantry that comes along with the armor. In addition, crews of armored vehicles will be given new instructions.Trophy system are established for the Israeli Merkava tanks МК4МПервые system of active protection of tanks was developed in the 1950-60-ies in the USSR in the Central design Bureau №14 (Tula).

The first system was called “Thrush” and was established in 1983 on the T-55A, after which it was renamed the T55-HELL.The Israeli Trophy system was developed in 2005 to detect and destroy missiles and RPG shells fired at the tank. The system is equipped with a special radar and a computer, which determines the class and the trajectory of the enemy weapon. If anti-tank grenade or a rocket threatens the tank, the system produces in the direction of the threat to small charges that undermine her on approach. In addition, the system can determine the location from which you issued ammunition.

The Trophy system is available in several versions, in addition, in October 2015, the company RADS presented its “Lite” version of Trophy LV.The Iron Fist system was developed by IMI in 2006 to protect the Namer heavy infantry fighting vehicles, the armament of the IDF. Given the modularity and relative ease of installation (system is mounted without making any changes to the design of combat vehicles), it has been used on other types of armored vehicles.System Iron Curtain began to be developed in 2005 by joint efforts of the company’s business and Agency defense advanced projects Agency (DARPA) of the Ministry of defense. This system was initially tested on armored vehicles HMMWV that Iron Curtain successfully defended from a shot from an RPG-7.

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Jabhat Al-Nusra: From The Beginning of The Disagreement to the announcement of Dawlah…

By the Mujahid Sheikh AbdulRaheem Atoun “Abu Abdullah Al Shami” (The General Judge of Jabhat Fath Al Sham.)

[Extracted from the book | Under the shades of the tree of jihad | page 177-194]

final-bsm-fb.jpg The Revolution in Syria (2011): Allah has blessed this ummah with the spark of revolutions which progressed from Tunisia to Egypt.

It was the last days in the age of Sheikh Osama rahimahullah, where he described this major event with his eloquent words.

He explained: “For so long the Ummah has directed its face, waiting for the tidings of victory which loomed from the east, but the sun of revolution rose from the west. It sparked the revolution in Tunisia, putting the Ummah at rest and shone the faces of the populations, leaving the throats of the rulers sored and the Jews terrified to the closeness of the promise.

By overthrowing the oppressive ruler, the concepts of humiliation, submission, fear and hesitation have been perished, and the concepts of freedom, honor, courage and action have rose. The signs of change were made apparent with the strong will for freedom when Tunisia became the forerun, from which the knights of Egypt embraced the flames from the liberated Tunisians all the way to Tahrir Square as fast as the speed of lightning, and hence sparking a great revolution. And what revolution was sparked? A revolution for the entirety of Egypt.. For the Ummah.. If they hold onto the rope of their lord”

As the revolution progressed through Libya to Yemen reaching subsequently to Sham .. not in the slightest forgetting Iraq consequently.. It was made paramount that the Syrian revolution had features which distinguished it from the rest of the revolutions, this being a clear matter known by the observers and the masses in general..

This revolution whether we say it as being a peaceful or popular one, or one of Jihad, or any type within its progressive stages known by all, is verily a divine mercy for the Muslims in Sham importantly and also the Ummah generally. A mercy particular concentrated over the weak on the earth by the will of Allah, despite all the inflictions poured over the heads of the Syrian people today.

Yes, the revolution started peacefully, then the most Merciful destined its progression step by step until it became an Islamic Revolutionary Jihad. And indeed he is the best of Planners.

The Syrian revolution was one that started peacefully calling for dignity and freedom and the fall of the criminal nusairi regime that put Ahlul Sunnah through the worst of torture over forty years. It prohibited them the factors of any such decent life to the mere thought of fighting the Jews, as he is the trustworthy protector of Jewish border after he sold Joulan, and handed over Qunaitirah in a play of a comical war.

The demonstrations were a volcano shaking the feet of the oppressors from the Assad family and those behind them, and here started the divine plot where the oppressor thought that if he released a group of political and Islamist prisoners and removed the emergency state and the notorious national security court; that he would overcome the revolution and smother its sparks lit by Allah exalted is he, but how far ..

And that if he with cruelty, kills, destroys and carries out massacres the revolution would cease, but how far .. how far ..

And like this the heat of the battle intensified and the Jihadi groups started to appear immensely; through the long periods they have awaited these days and chances of such events, and from these groups was “Jabhat Al-Nusra for the people of Sham”

Establishment of Jabhat Al-Nusra:

Allah blessed Sheikh Joulani (may Allah preserve him) with his release from prison before the beginning of the revolution as we mentioned, and he remained in “the north” in Iraq with his friend who was in charge of the north at that time, and this man offered the sheikh after moments of long halted one of 2 choices, for him to be replaced by another, or to be besides Abu bakr Al Baghdadi, but sheikh refused such a post and offered to the friend brief mapping of ideas to start a project in Sham. Upon hearing the project the friend embraced the idea of such project, and requested it to be written by the sheikh so it could be sent to Al-Baghdadi and await his response.

Therefore Sheikh Joulani started writing the general features of the project which he titled: “Jabhat Al-Nusra for the people of Sham”

For incumbent reason, in the beginning it was announced with its long name “Jabhat Al-Nusra for the people of Sham from the Mujahideen of sham in the battlefields of jihad”

Al Baghdadi upon being a witness to the ideal project wished that he had someone in Iraq who would transform his dream into a project, and project eventually into work, Adnani (since he was Shami) attempted to follow the creation of Sheikh’s narrative, but was  unsuccessful..

Before mentioning Al Baghdadis comments on the project written to him by sheikh Joulani, which later became “Jabhat Al-Nusra”

Find below, some of the ideas of the project:

Sheikh Joulani made clear his short term targets and long term ones, highlighting the necessity of benefitting from the experience in Iraq, with the mistakes that occurred, and that we must continue from the 100 that the Jihad has reached and not the 0 that sheikh Zarqawi rahimahullah started with. He pointed out that between Sham and Iraq there are significant differences that shouldn’t be overlooked; from the differences mentioned: the jihad in Iraq started due to invasion, whereas the situation in Sham begun due to a popular revolution, the fact that Iraqi tribes are stronger than the Shami tribes, and also the Muslim brotherhood in Sham being weaker than in Iraq, the Nusayris in sham covering only a minority despite them having manifested control over the authorities, security and the army. Their mentality in which they do not call to their beliefs, differentiating to the rafidhah in Iraq where they are people who call to their beliefs, not covering a minority, and other differences. This means that the Iraq scenario can undeniably never be applied to Sham, and the parallel fact that we shouldn’t copy such experience which could parallel to the same mistakes.

Sheikh also mentioned that the pace of events were quickly changing which meant the necessity of direct communication between him and the leadership in Iraq ; where this communication is daily or almost daily, or he must be given power and a general authority of making decisions according to the developments. All this was within the umbrella of Al-Qaeda but without publicly announcing it, Jabhat Al-Nusra would be the Al-Qaeda branch in Sham, via the Islamic state of Iraq ; and from it to Al-Qaeda central command.

Al Baghdadis response to this project was: “I agree to every letter written in this book .. the writer of the project didn’t leave any area for criticism .. Applying coherently that the Iraqi experience to Sham is considered suicide”

Hence Al Baghdadi agreed to the transfer of Sheikh Joulani to Sham. He entered with some finance in mere cash that Al Baghdadi provided, and a few individuals not exceeding the number of fingers on ones hands. Not going into grave detail about the cash and men, despite Al Baghdadi gravely cheated himself and the Ummah when he mentioned that he supplied the Sheikh with cash, men and his cells in Sham; as mentioned.

The sheikh here began the establishment of Jabhat Al-Nusra starting from Sham capital, Damascus. Groups from the Jabhat spread in vast provinces after Damascus, like Dara,a, Homs, Hama, Adlib, Aleppo, Raqqah, Deir Al Zour and Hasakah.

After the stage of establishment, it began to target the regimes vital institutions like the “security branches” in many provinces, most importantly in: Damascus, Aleppo, Dara,a, Adlib, Hama and Deir Al Zour.

Jabhat Al-Nusra in the context of the Shami Jihad:

The Jihad took course in the care of Allah, and the regime started to shrink due to the attacks by the Mujahideen with continuous victories. Importantly the matter that occupied the leadership of the group “the sheikh and his shura council” was working on uniting the jihadi groups in sham, foremost “Jabhat Al-Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham” since they were “Ahrar Al Sham battalions”.

It therefore sacrificed for this sake of great efforts, and still facing huge obstacles in that path.

The west has always tried to contain this revolution with substantial means, but Allah suppressed them .. They tried through International and Arabian delegations by giving the regime deadlines; one after the other so that the regime may advance and make a change in the scale of turmoil. These hypocrites – the west, was drawing red lines for the regime, and the regime has deliberately been crossing them, so without shyness or shame  the west draws new lines, as if they’re tempting and flirting with the regime to cross them. We’d mention in this context the chemical massacre in East Ghouta, for the purpose of if not only then thee most brutal massacre. The west has also turned a blind eye to the regimes besiegement of many areas, not forgetting the starvation of those besieged within, the targeting of other areas with all internationally banned weapons – as they claim – .

All the western attempts headed by America failed, so its spite led it to placing Jabhat Al-Nusra on the terror list before it had even announced its link to Al-Qaeda. This is for everyone to comprehend that the Americans animosity towards us is because we are Sunni fighters, and not because we are Al-Qaeda, and here I’m not talking specifically about Jabhat Al-Nusra, but the general masses of the Mujahideen.

Al Adnani in sham and the beginning of the disagreements:

Al Adnani arrived in Sham before the battle of liberating Tiftinaz airport, and sheikh Joulani appointed him as governor over the “north” which consisted of (Aleppo, Adlib and Hama). He started taking pledged of allegiance in the name of “Islamic state of Iraq” and not “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, therefore huge problems occurred between him and the administrators of Aleppo, Adlib and Hama due to his incorrect interference in the matters of these provinces.

Ideally Sheikh Joulani removed him from his position as Amir of the north, and with this removal started another problem.

The sheikh appointed him the governor over the borders, Muhajireen and the military camp for newly arrived Muhajireen. But again this turned out significantly unsuccessful , so the sheikh removed him again, this made the problem worse with him, so he started to write a report to the leadership of “Islamic state in Iraq” consisting of 25 pages, which Al Baghdadi allowed sheikh Joulani to view later on.

Before this report was sent Adnani tried direct and indirect means with sheikh Joulani in order for him to be returned as governor of the north, so the sheikh said to him “I betray Allah, his messenger and the believers if you’re not fit for it and I appoint you over it. And I betray Allah, his messenger and the believers if you were fit for it and I removed you from it”

Adnani’s spite increased, where he sent his report, with most of the sections of his report being taken from individuals oppositely faced on the spectrum to those in Jabhat Al-Nusra. These individuals were from other extraneous factions, including some who were hostile against various leaders of Jabhat since they were in Saydnaya prison.

Once the report reached Al Baghdadi, he sent for sheikh Joulani. So the sheikh rushed to Iraq despite there being more than 50 army barriers and checkpoints (control)- as they call it in Iraq – obstructing the route necessitated.

Despite the severe situation (in Sham) this did not allow the absence of sheikh, subsequently he went and placed upon his shura council a hierarchy from the leaders of “Islamic state in Iraq”, this appointee being Haj Ghanim, who was the general administrator of Jabhat Al-Nusra.

Avoiding to long out what happened with the sheikh in his journey to Iraq I say: he spoke to them about the actions of Al Adnani , so Al Baghdadi affirmed the stance of the Sheikh.

Frightfully Al Baghdadi paid (Al Adnani) by making him the deputy of sheikh Joulani after those mistakes that were enlisted!!

Al Adnani also whispered in their ears that Jabhat was trying to break off the “Islamic state in Iraq” ; which had Baghdadi send a personal supervisor over Sham. That individual being “Al Anbari”.. A supervisor with even more power than sheikh Joulani!!

Enticingly trustworthy: this supervisor -in that period- didn’t deal with sheikh Joulani according to that power.

And from the most prominent tasks he had: search, explore and investigate accuracy on the issue and matter of whether Jabhat has an intention of breaking off.. These tasks all carried out obviously without Jabhat knowing.

The mentioned supervisor wandered as long as six months through the whole east and north without leaving a base or headquarter un entered, then he left with a clear conclusion which he conveyed to his leadership: “there is no intention or thought within Jabhat to break off from Dawlah” .

Al Baghdadi and those with him deliberately used the method of indirect sacking, by limiting a person, where they wouldn’t remove a person directly but they would place a supervisor over him, a deputy beneath him and a consultant on his side .. Like this, until here.. This wasn’t an issue and we could cope with but was rather a bad method.

Al Baghdadi in Sham:

Al Baghdadi still wasn’t reassured despite everything that showcased, he personally traveled from Iraq to sham and arrived in the first month of 2014.. A time where Sheikh Joulani gathered all the leaders of Jabhat from south to north and from west to east to discuss the plan of starting a military offensive on Damascus .. Yes the capital Damascus..

But Al Baghdadi didn’t attentively care regarding those matters, Some problems intensified and he stated: “I’m ready to return Jabhat back to five people, so long as it is acting in the right way”.

In reality what he meant: for the organizational project in Sham to be under him as he likes, unconcerned about Damascus or any other areas as a matter of fact, which is proved by him removing the one responsible for administrating the battle of Damascus.

Al Baghdadi removed this Amir and others, and those decisions were purely corrupt due to them not based on understanding the reality. Rather it was settling personal accounts, but the group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” remained patiently steadfast.

Sheikh Joulani and other leaders (of Jabhat) were slandered, gossiped and lied about to Al Baghdadi. Al Baghdadi brought such gossip closer to him and described him as wanting to correct the track of the group!! And when was lying, slander and gossip considered correcting the tracks of a Jihadi group?!

We sat with Al Baghdadi in a long sitting which lasted three days from 10-13/3/2013 throughout which the shura council was reformed and structured again, and some problems were solved as apparent to us, that I have no space to go into detail.

I asked Al Baghdadi at that time in the presence of about ten others: Is a direct link to khurasan (AQC) without consulting you considered breaking off from you? He answered: and is there anyone who says that?! I said: I’m not sure, unconfirmed reports reached me that Al Anbari says that and it was confirmed to me later on. So Al Baghdadi answered, with everyone present listening including Al Adnani: “take it from me and I’m the head of the Islamic state in Iraq  … direct link to khurasan (AQC) isn’t considered breaking off from us, and I have no problem with Jabhat directly linking with khurasan (AQC)”

We also asked him before renewing our bayah (pledge of allegiance) to him -after the formation of the new shura council- on (13/3/2013):

Do you have a bayah to Al Qaeda on your neck?, meaning our bayah to you is a bayah to the organization (Al Qaeda)?

He answered by the exact wording -pointing to his neck- : I have a bayah to sheikh Osama on my neck and when he was killed taqabbalahullah; I wrote a letter renewing my bayah to sheikh Ayman Al-Dhawahiri hafidhahullah, and we listen to and obey to our leaders in Khurasan (AQC) . Based on this we gave bayah to this man.

After that sitting finished, we thought most problems were solved as we thought good of those people, it’ll be a few days..  A sitting or two..  And everything will be over, but we were surprised that nothing changed in their behavior. Instead the pace of bad actions increased and they behaved opposite to what Al Baghdadi promised in that sitting; by threatening some leaders -especially Iraqis- with assassination.

We were supposed to have another sitting in the beginning of the fourth month – 1/4/2013 – to finish the preparations, but the events which happened between 13/3 to 1/4 were many and enough to cancel that sitting, we will not go into grave detail of; but from it was threats of assassination.

We asked Al Baghdadi if he sees any problem in us sending a message to Sheikh Al Dhawahiri, He answered: write and I will send it for you. When we saw the pace of events progressing we decided to write the letter. Majority of the shura council that Al Baghdadi formed, including other leaders in the group gathered to write a complaint letter and sign it. Disreputably they wrote it and the signatures are present in the archives till today.

We didn’t send the letter through “Dawlah group and its furqan media” because we feared it may be played with and changed as they did with a previous letter sheikh Joulani sent to the shuyoukh in khurasan, after the shouyoukh insisted on it .

The detail of that is that sheikh Abu Yahya Al Libi requested from Sheikh Joulani to write a detailed report about his project in Sham, and the condition of Jihad at that time. So the sheikh sent to the leadership in Iraq acknowledging them of the matter, and before he got a response from them; he received a second letter from sheikh Abu Yahya Al Libi, with criticism for the delay of a response to his previous letter.

Then Allah willed for sheikh Abu Yahya Al Libi the be martyred in that period, where he was then succeeded by sheikh Abu Ubaidah Al Adm rahimahullah. He also repeated the same request once or twice, and the sheikh throughout this whole period was waiting for a reply from “Iraq”,

Finally he got a response merely saying: “send it through us, through Al Furqan”. The sheikh wrote his response requiring cooperation, so they took permission from him to review and edit it, and he gave them permission. They added to it something dangerous by deliberately forging a part of the letter.. They removed the long introduction in which the sheikh spoke of his project in Sham and scandalously assigned it to themselves.

After what’s mentioned, and also them keeping many letters that were directly sent to us from Khurasan, we couldn’t trust them any further so we sent the letter through other secure methods.

The explosion of the situation and the announcement of Dawlah:

When Al Baghdadi and Al Anbari found out that we sent a letter to Sheikh Al Dhawahiri hafidhahullah, they planned to block the path for both Jabhat and Sheikh Al Dhawahiri at the same time, nullifying “Islamic state in Iraq” and “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and announcing the new name “Islamic state in Iraq and Sham”

They did that despite them acknowledging it was an innocent decision which was unsuitable at the time. They tried justifying it by the importance of blocking the path for Jabhat, and in reality it was a path blocked for Jabhat forcing the situation even upon Sheikh Al Dhawahiri hafidhahullah. However this is what they seeked since their announcement of Dawlah until the first letter of Sheikh Al Dhwahiri arrived which nullified their announcement, but even then they ignored it.. Sheikh Al Dhawahiri then sent another letter with the final decision of which they doubted its authenticity despite them having full knowledge of its accurate authenticity.

Someone from them informed us of the intention of Al Baghdadi to leave (to Iraq) when the letter arrived, but Al Anbari and others prevented him from this; and convinced him to stay, so he came out announcing that he has “shara’i and manhaj issues” with the letter of sheikh Al Dhawahiri!!

Contextually we also mention that Al Baghdadi previously said: “If the response of Sheikh Al Dhawahiri comes in favor of Jabhat, then I’ll kiss the heads of the people of sham, carry my luggage and return to Iraq”. And when the response came he denied all that, committing against the people of Al Sham the worst of crimes which will require volumes to talk about.

Al Anbari commented on the letter of sheikh Al Dhwahiri with: “we’ve fallen into what we accused Jabhat with”. Meaning: disobeying the Amir, but were not same, we didn’t disobey Al Baghdadi.. Rather we raised the issue to his Amir and he (Al Baghdadi) considered it a defection, and about his disobedience to his Amir then it’s known without the need to mention it, and we wish they’d been content with just that.

The leadership of Dawlah relied on activating a number of issues, from it:

Fatwa Al Dhafar (seizure): considering everything in the hands of Jabhat as spoils, and whoever seizes it by any form of force, dispossession and looting is allowed.

They also relied on taking the view of killing for a benefit which Al Anbari rooted for them, without them understanding the sayings of the people of knowledge and the correct reasons, using the saying of scholars: “whoevers evil cannot be repelled except with killing then he is to be killed” and applying it to opposing groups, mainly “Jabhat Al-Nusra”.

They also lifted the restraints from the extremists despite them using these extremists in the first stages for their personal gains. Except that Allah punished them with the same kind of their crime; as the manhaj of the khawarij spread and prevailed amongst them it became a general feature they were prolifically known for, until they became a group from amongst the groups of the modern day khawarij. Their heads and leaders became from the big heads of the khawarij in this era. As I’ve detailed in a previous lecture “that you’ll make it evident to mankind and not keep it back” some of their actions, manners and principles.

Shaytaan played with that group, so it increased extremism upon extremism, until it almost made takfeer on everyone who opposed them making their blood and wealth permissible. So it caused in the arena a corruption what only Allah knows of, and delayed the Jihad many coherent laps.

The greatest calamity was their announcement of an incorrectly faked “caliphate”, and it is only by Allah, from the biggest deceptions of iblees to them, that after the occupancy of it they started to reveal their true colors. Al Adnani shouted with his full mouth: we will separate groups, break the ranks of the organizations and liberate the liberated.. to other than those calamities that cannot be counted or mentioned, and Al Adnanis description of Al Qaeda and its wise Amir as a prostitute; pregnant in its ninth month is only one of those calamities, and Allah is sufficient for us.

Countlessly I have gone in refuting their claim of the caliphate in the chain of lectures titled .. “Important issues in leadership, the right of the ummah”

The reality in essence is that speaking about these people (the khawarij) brings only sorrow, and in this summary there is sufficient enough in sha’Allah.

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New Era of Ransomware just began; Jaff Ransomware found to be linked to Cyber Crime Marketplace

The harvested information from Jaff ransomware is directly being sold on the redefined cybercrime marketplace. so credit cards are targeted and stolen and sold. Protect yourself from just hack by improving your security

Andra Zaharia, A Security Evangelist from Heimdal Security has clearly identified the ransomware and a cyber crime market shares the same server space.

How does Jaff Ransomware Infect? – It starts with the help of malicious PDF, when opened displays a prompt to the user and lures them to click on the extra file in it making them trigger the infection in the background.

By digging deeper the cybercrime marketplace infrastructure has a shop which provides thousands of compromised bank accounts, PayPal, Amazon, eBay, stolen credit cards which can be bought from few dollars to several bitcoins by any malicious hacker.

The highest volume of compromised records appears to originate from these countries: USA, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, Italy and New Zealand.

Focusing on Banks, like the one below which compromised accounts of New Zeland Bank ASB the total is sold at $275,241.

The Financial data is not only used for hacking accounts but also to make purchases using these accounts like breaking weak or reused passwords and credit cards are so much valuable in the malware economy since it can be changed into untraceable bitcoins.

Some of the links to cybercrime marketplace,

and the Tor Address – paysellzh4l5lso7[.]onion. All these sites link to a server in Saint Petersberg including to the Jaff Ransomware.

The harvested information from Jaff ransomware is directly being sold on the redefined cybercrime marketplace. so credit cards are targeted and stolen and sold. Protect yourself from just hack by improving your security

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“DAESH” Attackers In Tehran Were Iranians…..

TODAY NEWS–  “DAESH” attackers In Tehran Were Iranians, Death Toll Raised To 16

The Attackers Who Stormed Iran’s Parliament Complex And Revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s Shrine Were Iranian Nationals Who Had Joined The Islamic State (IS) Group, A Top Official Said.The Six Attackers “Were Iranian And Joined Daesh (IS) From Some Parts Of Iran”, Reza Seifollahi, Deputy Secretary Of The Supreme National Security Council, Said On State TV Late On Wednesday.The Parliament Attackers Were In Their Early 20s And Spoke Arabic, According To A Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Official.Authorities Also Said They Had Arrested Six Suspects, Including A Woman, Since The Attacks In Tehran On Wednesday. The Intelligence Ministry Said There Had Been A Third “Terrorist” Team That Was Neutralised Before The Attacks Started.These Were The First Attacks In Iran Claimed By IS, Which Has Threatened To Step Up Its Campaign In The Country In Recent Months. Iran Is A Key Fighting Force Against IS And Other Groups In Iraq And Syria, And The Sunni Jihadis Consider Iran’s Shia Muslims To Be Apostates.Authorities Also Raised The Death Toll In The Attacks To 16 People Killed. State Television Reported The Increase On Thursday, Citing Ahmad Shojaei, Head Of The Forensic Center.Shojaei Told State TV That “Three Of The Victims Are Women” But Did Not Elaborate. More Than 40 People Were Wounded.Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Shrugged Off The Attacks By Gunmen And Suicide Bombers As US President Donald Trump Warned The Nation Was Reaping What It Sowed.“These Fire-Crackers That Happened Today Will Not Have The Slightest Effect On The Will Of The People,” Khamenei Said.The Six Attackers Struck At Iran’s Most Potent Symbols: Its Parliament Complex In Central Tehran And The Mausoleum Of Khomeini Who Led The 1979 Islamic Revolution.Trump Expressed Sympathy For The Victims But Levelled A Barbed Warning At Iran, After The US Leader Took A Hard Line On Tehran During A Recent Middle East Visit. “We Underscore That States That Sponsor Terrorism Risk Falling Victim To The Evil They Promote,” He Said In A Brief Statement.Speaking Earlier On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani Called For Global Unity Against Violent Extremism.“Iran’s Message As Always Is That Terrorism Is A Global Problem, And Unity To Fight Extremism, Violence And Terrorism With Regional And International Cooperation Is The Most Important Need Of Today’s World,” He Said In A Statement.Iran’s Powerful Revolutionary Guards Vowed Revenge And Claimed The US And Saudi Arabia Were “Involved”. In A Statement After The Attacks, The Guards Said They “Will Never Allow The Blood Of Innocents To Be Spilt Without Revenge”.The Standoff Lasted Around Five Hours Before All The Attackers Holed Up In Parliamentary Office Buildings Were Killed. The IS Released A Video Of The Attackers From Inside The Building Via Its Amaq Agency – A Rare Claim Of Responsibility While An Attack Was Still Going On, Suggesting A Degree Of Coordination.The Assaults Began Mid-Morning When Four Attackers Burst Into The Parliament Complex, Killing A Guard And One Other Person, According To ISNA News Agency.Another Official Said The Attackers Were Dressed As Women And Entered Through The Visitors’ Entrance. One Eventually Exploded A Suicide Vest While The Others Were Killed By Security Forces.One Man, Recovering In A Hospital Bed, Told State TV He Was Waiting To Meet An MP When Shooting Broke Out. “I Was In The Visitors’ Lobby And Suddenly Shooting Began. There Were Women And Children. I Escaped Towards The Parliament, And Was Shot In The Leg While Running,” He Said.At Roughly The Same Time, Two Attackers Entered The Grounds Of The Khomeini Mausoleum, Killing A Gardener And Wounding Several Other People. One Detonated A Suicide Vest, While The Other Was Shot Dead.It Was Not Clear Whether The Shrine Attackers Were Women, As Earlier Reported, Or Just Wearing Female Clothing.Iran, The Predominant Shia Power, Is A Priority Target For IS, Which Published A Rare Video In Persian In March Warning It “Will Conquer Iran And Restore It To The Sunni Muslim Nation As It Was Before”.Shias Make Up Roughly 90% Of Iran’s Population, But The Country Has A Sizeable Sunni Minority, Particularly Around Its Restive Borders With Iraq And Pakistan.   Published on Jun 8, 2017

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IRAN…..

Did Saudi Arabia attack Iran via ISIS?

 

 

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PROFILE: Mujahideen Shura Council fi al-Iraq (IRAQ)

Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen fi al-Iraq Participant in the Iraq War

Mujahideen Shura Council Iraq logo.jpgAn alleged logo of the Mujahideen Shura Council, consisting of three hands holding aloft the black flag of jihad.
The Mujahideen Shura Council, was an umbrella organization of at least six Sunni Islamic insurgent groups taking part in the Iraqi insurgency against U.S.
Active:January 15, 2006 – October 15, 2006
Ideology: Salafism, Salafist jihadism, Wahhabism
Groups: – Al-Qaeda in Iraq, – Jaish al-Ta’ifa al-Mansurah, – Katbiyan, – Ansar al-Tawhid wal Sunnah, – Saraya al-Jihad Group, – al-Ghuraba Brigades, – al-Ahwal Brigades
Leaders: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi †, (January 15, 2006 – June 7, 2006) Abu Ayyub al-Masri (June 7, 2006 – October 15, 2006)
Headquarters:  Anbar province 
Area of operations: Iraq
Part of: Al-Qaeda
Became: Islamic State of Iraq
Opponents: Multi-National Force – Iraq, Republic of Iraq

INTRODUCTION

The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC), (Arabic: مجلس شورى المجاهدين في العراق‎‎), was an umbrella organization of at least six Sunni Islamic[2] insurgent groups[3] taking part in the Iraqi insurgency against U.S. and coalition and Iraqi forces: Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (‘al-Qaeda in Iraq’),[3] Jaish al-Ta’ifa al-Mansurah, Katbiyan Ansar Al-Tawhid wal Sunnah, Saray al-Jihad Group, al-Ghuraba Brigades, and al-Ahwal Brigades.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq—part of the Mujahideen Shura Council—was in September 2006 believed by the United States to be “the most significant political force” in the Iraqi Al Anbar province.[4]

In mid-October 2006, a statement was released, stating that the Mujahideen Shura Council had been disbanded, and was replaced by the Islamic State of Iraq.

Formation and names

On January 15 2006, in a statement posted to the jihadist website Hanin Net, ‘al-Qaeda in Iraq’ (AQI, Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn) spokesman Abu Maysarah al-Iraqi announced the formation of the “Mujahideen Consultative Council” (“Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen fi al-Iraq”). It was formed to resist efforts by the American and Iraqi authorities to win over Sunni supporters of the insurgency. The stated purpose of the council was “Managing the struggle in the battle of confrontation to ward off the invading kafir (infidels) and their apostate stooges…Uniting the word of the mujahideen and closing their ranks…[and] determining a clear position toward developments and incidents so that people can see things clearly and the truth will not be confused with falsehood.”[citation needed]

It united AQI with five other insurgent groups opposed to U.S. and coalition and Iraqi forces.

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ISIS DECLARES FUTURE TARGETS….

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“Hizb ut Tahrir Al-Waqiyah” Channel: “Sides with the Ummah’s Ideology”

waqlogo-release2017” TV CHANNEL”

The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir announced the official broadcasting of “Al-Waqiyah” television channel, following the successful completion of the trial period with Allah’s help (swt). The channel will stream a special broadcast covering two events: “Al-Waqiyah” channel.

“Al-Waqiyah” is a television channel that relies for its broadcast and media production-at this stage-on the Internet and the modern means of communication and social media to spread its message to the world in general and to Muslims in particular, Arabs and non-Arabs; keeping pace with technological developments on the one hand and being close to the general public on the other. In today’s world, where the news has become an industry, the blurring of the truth as a craft, and the falsification of public opinion is a profession … this fruit is launched to protect its viewers from slipping (in falsehood), and to clarify the truth as it is, and to draw the straight line next to the crooked lines.

“Al-Waqiyah” channel chose; “Side with the Ummah’s Ideology” as its logo to show the reality of the basis it is built on, and will remain faithful to it. “Al-Waqiyah” does not claim neutrality and then contradicts it, as is the case of most, if not all the visual, audio and print media… but it is completely bias to Islam; all of Islam and only Islam, it turns with it where it turns, this is a covenant and promise we made. Al-“Waqiyah” channel is a media shield that adopts the vital issues of the Ummah and presents them with force and boldness to contribute to the crystallization of political awareness among the Ummah’s sons.

 

Dr. Osman Bakhach

Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Friday, 22nd Sha’ban 1438 AH

19/05/2017 CE

Issue No: 1438 AH /044

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The Albert Einstein Institution: How To Start A Revolution?

The Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) has played the key role in recent years in training and deploying youth movements to help prepare the conditions for coups through fostering the impression that the targeted regimes are deeply unpopular, and through destabilizing those regimes through their demonstrations and the like. The group, which is funded by the Soros foundations and the U.S. government, is led by former DIA officer Col. Robert Helvey, and Harvard University’s Dr. Gene Sharp… According to Sharp, “If the issue is to bring down a dictatorship, then it is not good enough to say, ‘we want freedom.’ It’s necessary to develop a strategy, or a super-plan, to weaken a dictatorship and that can only be done by identifying its sources of power. These [sources of power] include: authority, human resources skills, knowledge, tangible factors, economic and material resources and sanctions like police and troops.” For this reason, Sharp reports, he has written numerous books on nonviolent struggle to help oppressed peoples develop a “superplan.” These works, of which the major one is The Politics of Nonviolent Action, have been translated into 27 languages… *** The manual includes a list of 198 methods rebels can use to destabilize the government. The AEI has also produced a film, How to Start a Revolution, also available in many languages. It makes a strong emotional appeal to values like idealism, hope and heroism. Watching it one may have conflicting emotions, like Ulysses tied to the mast, listening to the siren song, yet reminding oneself what a dangerous deception it is. [Ed.]

Gene Sharp DOC De la Dicature à la Démocratie les Révolutions Arabes

 

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TRUMP TO ISIS VIA S.A: THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

SpartaReport–Forcing Qatar to expel Hamas through indirect pressure is a pretty significant diplomatic win for Trump. Reports emerged in the Arab press on Sunday that Qatar would expel Hamas officials based in its capital, Doha.

According to Al Mayadeen, a channel considered close to Iran and the Syrian regime, Qatar regretted the decision, but said “external pressure” had been placed on Qatar to reduce its relationship with Hamas.

This pressure has come from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s Riyadh speech, where he urged the country to “drive out” extremists. Khaled Mashaal, the former head of Hamas, has resided in Qatar since 2012. Khaled Mashaal, the former head of Hamas, has resided in Qatar since 2012.

The pressure on Qatar is part of its wider war of words between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, which accuse Qatar of destabilizing the region through support of Islamists.

 

FACTS ON QATAR:

  • Wealthiest country in world on per capita basis
  • Japan, S Korea, India largest trade partners
  • Hosts US Central Command base
  • Strategic relations with Turkey
  • Only land border is with Saudi
  • World’s 3rd largest gas reserves

Update: Commenter canopfor and others are reporting that multiple countries are cutting ties with Qatar:

Update: Now these countries are denying Qatar access to their airspace over accusations of support for terrorism:

Update: The impact of this on Qatar will be enormous. Huge changes seem to be coming in the Middle East.

is blocked. Only flights out will have to be through Iran, Iraq, Jordan into Mideast. Or Iran, Turkey into EU.

 

Update: Some background from HuffPo:

The stream of leaks shows the scale of a campaign targeting one of the most important diplomats in the U.S. In a message accompanying the latest dump, the source claimed the emails were meant to expose how moneyed foreigners hijack U.S. foreign policy to their own benefit and Americans’ loss. The emails also provide fresh evidence of Otaiba and others privately disparaging Qatar, a wealthy nation which hosts the largest American military facility in the Middle East.

HuffPost has confirmed the authenticity of six of the email exchanges.

On Feb. 10, 2015, Otaiba emailed Abrams a link to an Atlantic Council post suggesting that Qatar was intervening in Egypt to support the Muslim Brotherhood movement and undermine the country’s government, run by a former general close to the UAE.

And further background to this from Al-Monitor:

The most acrimonious split is in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which held its own private summit with the president. The Qatari emir allegedly told an audience at home just after the summit that the Saudis were placing too much trust in a president in deep political trouble at home. He also criticized the virulent rhetoric castigating Iran at the summit. Emir Shaykh Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani has publicly said the Gulf states need to engage Tehran, not isolate it. He called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to congratulate him on his re-election. In response, the Saudis and Emiratis blocked Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network. The Qataris said the emir’s remarks had been hacked by unknown sources and misinterpreted, but they provided little evidence to support their claim.

Update: An Associated Press story summarizes most of what has already been noted in the various Twitter comments. The official reason for cutting ties is Qatar’s support for Islamist groups. The AP article notes that Qatar supports the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

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Anjem Choudary & Abu Baraa last talk before Arrest

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ISIS-WILAYAT KIRKUK: PHOTO ALBUM

Source: ISIS-WILAYAT KIRKUK: PHOTO ALBUM

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ISIS-WILAYAT KIRKUK: PHOTO ALBUM

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“The Followers of “The Caliphate” in Yemen … Facts and Questions”

The purpose of this article is to highlight a number of facts about the state of the group ‘Wilayat al Yemen’ belonging to the Caliphate in the land of faith and wisdom (Yemen) from where the followed strategy since the beginning of its announcement until now. And the author of the discussion article chose “Wilayat al Yemen” with his consideration of the livelihood of the jihadist reality in Yemen unlike other regions which announced “The Caliph al Baghdadi” accepted its pledge of allegiance for it, and it is reality maybe one person knows about him some aspects and absent of other aspects, most of it as a result of a lack of presence in this arena or that.

Source: “The Followers of “The Caliphate” in Yemen … Facts and Questions”

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PETER HAMMOND: Slavery, Terrorism & Islam

Much of Islamic slavery was sexual in nature, with a preference for women. Those men who were captured were castrated. The mulatto children of the women were often killed, which explains why Islam was not demographically shifted towards the black race, unlike slaves in the West, who bore children to breed a mestizo class. Add in those dead children; and we arrive at well over 200 million.

Source: PETER HAMMOND: Slavery, Terrorism & Islam

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Abdullah b. Muhammad as-Salafi: Jews And Shiites Are same…..

The Jews said: ‘There can be no Jihad in the path of Allah until the Pseudo-Christ emerges forth and the command to fight is given. The Raafidhah said: ‘There is no Jihad in the path of Allah until the Mahdi emerges and a caller calls from the heavens to fight.’

Source: Abdullah b. Muhammad as-Salafi: Jews And Shiites Are same…..

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