ISIS

ISIS Supporter to Breitbart: 'We're coming for the U.S.'

Aaron Klein and Ali Waked, Breitbart

The Islamic State will not hesitate to attack the U.S. and is waiting for the opportunity to carry out assaults on American soil, a leading Palestinian jihadist told Breitbart Jerusalem. “Certainly the Mujahideen of the Islamic State will not hesitate to attack the head of the infidel states and the head of global terrorism – America – and all those who support the U.S. and back it in its crusade war against the Muslims in Syria and Iraq.”

ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

France has done more damage to ISIS in one day than Barack Obama, a man who thinks Bruce Jenner is a woman and ISIS is not Islamic, has done in months of alleged conflict. The reality of blood on the streets of Paris gave France no option but to face reality. What will it take for Barack Obama to do the same?

25 Governors Said NO To Syrian Refugees: Will GOP Congress Help?

UPDATED: The count now up to the Governors of 30 states* (29 of them Republicans) who have now said “NO” to bringing Syrian “refugees” to their communities, but the Republican leaders of Capitol Hill, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have been completely silent on whether they will support these Governors by moving legislation to defund Obama’s jihad importation program.

Trump promises to 'brutally and quickly cut the head off of ISIS'

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

In a new radio ad released Thursday, Republican candidate Donald Trump promised to use brutal force against the terrorist group. Trump's new ads are set to hit the airwaves in early voting states, and he spent $300,000 on his first effort at campaign ads. He also promises to be tough on immigration and trade.

War in Syria? Where is Speaker Ryan?

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

In deepening America's involvement and risking a clash with Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces, Obama is contemptuously ignoring a Congress that has never authorized the use of military force against the Damascus regime.

US fails to stop most people trying to join ISIS

AOL News

The government has largely failed to stop more than 250 Americans who have traveled overseas since 2011 to join or try to join terrorist groups, including the Islamic State group, a new congressional study concluded on Tuesday. 

Cruz warns of ISIS plants in Syrian refugees to U.S.

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP voice on terrorism and immigration, Thursday said that Congress should resist opening the floodgates to Syrian refugees before they are vetted for ties to "ISIS, al Qaeda, al Nusra and other radical Islamic terrorist groups."

Trump: Give Iraq’s oil money to wounded warriors

Susan Jones, CNS News

Donald Trump says he would defeat ISIS by taking over the oil fields the terrorists have seized in Iraq. He would then give the money to the families of soldiers killed in Iraq and to the war’s wounded warriors.

Islamic State bigger threat than Al Qaeda, FBI chief says

FoxNews.com

FBI Director James Comey told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that the group, commonly known as ISIS, has influenced a significant number of Americans through a year-long campaign on social media urging Muslims who can’t travel to the Middle East to “kill where you are.” Twitter handles affiliated with the group have more than 21,000 English-language followers worldwide, Comey said, adding that thousands of those could be U.S. residents.

Jindal Rips Paul Over ISIS, Calls Him Unfit for WH

Andrew Desiderio, RCP

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Rand Paul is unfit for the presidency after the Kentucky senator blamed Republican “hawks” for the existence and rise of the Islamic State. “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately [to Syrian rebels], and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate said on “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning.

Iraqi Shi'ite militia claim leadership of campaign against Islamic State

Reuters

Iraq's Shi'ite militia announced on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni population.

Islamic State 'seizes key Syria-Iraq border crossing'

BBC News

Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syria monitoring group says. Government forces withdrew from al-Tanf - known as al-Waleed in Iraq - crossing as IS advanced. The Obama White House says that fighting the militants will be a "difficult challenge".

ISIS Now Controls 50% of Syria

Greg Botelho, Khushbu Shah and Jethro Mullen, CNN

"They are everywhere." That is the stark observation about ISIS fighters in Palmyra from a 26-year-old resident there, detailing the terrorist group's swift, destructive takeover of yet another city in its quest to brutally expand its caliphate.

Ramadi battle: IS prepares to defend seized Iraqi city

BBC Middle East Bureau

Islamic State militants are preparing to defend the Iraqi city of Ramadi, witnesses say, as Iranian-backed militiamen gather east of the city. The loss of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, is a blow for both the Iraqi government and US strategy in the area, says the BBC's Jim Muir in Beirut.

Islamic State 'seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi'

Ahmed Maher, BBC

The Iraqi city of Ramadi has fallen to Islamic State (IS) after government forces abandoned their positions, officials say. The police and military made a chaotic retreat after days of intense fighting. But the US refused to confirm the capture, saying the situation was "fluid and contested." Ramadi is the capital of Iraq's largest province, Anbar, and is just 70 miles (112km) west of Baghdad.

US claims to have killed top ISIS leader in raid

The Jerusalem Post

US special forces reportedly killed top ISIS leader in charge of oil, gas and financial operations, during a raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon and White House said on Saturday. The White House said President Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed the man identified as Abu Sayyaf. White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement that US personnel based out of Iraq conducted the operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria.

Bringing Jihad Home: Not One Single American ISIS Fighter's Passport Has Been Cancelled

In a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Rep Ron DeSantis (R-FL) asked Ambassador Robert Bradtke if the State Department has cancelled the passports of any U.S. citizens who have joined terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. Bradtke verified that Secretary of State Kerry does have the authority to revoke passports, but because of “the importance for average Americans of the freedom to travel.  We would only do it also in consultations with law enforcement authorities and we have not yet had any requests from law enforcement authorities to cancel passports of ISIS or foreign fighters.” America's sheriffs and police chiefs, are you listening?

Ramadi's Plight Highlights US-Iraqi Strategic Divide

Jeff Seldin, Voice of America

U.S. defense officials say that in private meetings, Abadi made clear that with Tikrit largely in Iraqi hands, his next focus is Anbar province, an effort which would require more U.S. assistance. But at a Pentagon briefing Thursday, the highest ranking U.S. military official indicated that while Ramadi is already “a humanitarian problem,” U.S. military priorities lie elsewhere.

Islamic State gains ground near capital of Iraq's Anbar province

Reuters

Islamic State militants gained ground in western Iraq on Wednesday, overrunning several villages on the edge of the capital of Anbar province, police sources and local officials said. Iraqi police came under attack from the insurgents at dawn in Albu Ghanim and withdrew from the area, about 5 km (3 miles) northeast of the provincial capital Ramadi, sending hundreds of families fleeing. Abu Jasim, who left Albu Ghanim soon after it fell early on Wednesday, said the insurgents had set up a checkpoint at the main entrance to the village and planted their black flag there.

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

Nima Elbagir, Paul Cruickshank and Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN

The JV opens a branch in Africa as Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based Islamist terror group, has pledged allegiance to ISIS, according to an audio message purported to be from Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau.