As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Trump for a vague warning about immigration-related problems in Sweden. At a campaign-style rally over the weekend, Trump issued forth with a mystifyingly ominous statement. “You look,” he declared, “at what’s happening last night in Sweden.” What? Had the president invented a nonexistent terror attack? As it turned out, the reference was to a segment on Sweden he had watched on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the previous night rather than to any specific event in...Read More
Category: Rise of Islam
Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, spoke from a podium draped in the red, black and green of the Pan-African flag, a symbol of black pride. It was the week after Donald Trump won the presidency. The result had delighted a new generation of white supremacists, and Farrakhan was analyzing the political landscape. In a speech before the State of the Black World Conference in New Jersey, he warned, “The white man is going to push. He’s putting in place the very thing that will limit the freedom of others.” Then he pointed to the crowd,...Read More
(ERBIL, IRAQ) A few weeks ago, a person inside Mosul began to send text messages to Iraqi military intelligence in Baghdad. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, “has become intemperate,” said the early November message, written by an informant inside the city who has contact with the group but is not a member of it. “He has cut down on his movements and neglects his appearance,” the message read. “He lives underground and has tunnels that stretch to different areas. He doesn’t sleep without his suicide bomber vest so he can set it off if he’s captured.”...Read More
Islamic State propagandists are becoming “more overt” in their attempts to recruit fighters in Latin America, raising concern that the group will spread to the Western Hemisphere even as it loses ground in Iraq and Syria. “ISIS and its sympathizers are growing more overt in Latin America,” Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, wrote to President Obama in a Monday letter. “Their increased use of messaging in Spanish and Portuguese, coupled with calls for terror in the region, exemplify ISIS’ unwavering determination to change and imbed in new surroundings.” Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent the letter...Read More
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