PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson, May 4, 2017:
In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, Trump said he had the “absolute right” to reveal “facts” pertaining ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak for “humanitarian reasons.”
“As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
Trump also tweeted: “I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community…..”
According to annual terrorist attacks data, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the largest number of terrorism attacks in the world this year, as shown by an interactive map.
Created by Esri Story Maps and PeaceTech Lab, it shows that Islamic State has has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks so far on the map – 140 in total – while a group listed as ‘other’, such as lone wolves, closely follow behind with 130 attacks.
ISIS is responsible for 1,180 deaths so far this year, with the total number of deaths being 2,835 by 1pm on May 6.
A Story Map was created using Esri’s Story Maps tool, which enables users to combine authoritative map visualisations with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to tell a story.
Click link for map – Annual Terrorist Attacks
( Fox News ) The long road home for the thousands of Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIS is set to begin Monday with the construction of 100 houses– the first of an estimated 13,000 houses to be built in a venture that will cost about $250 million.
Ethnic and religious minority groups like the Assyrian Christians were driven from their ancestral homelands across the Nineveh Plain, a vast region in Northern Iraq, when the Islamic State attempted to establish their caliphate.
But now that ISIS forces have mostly been driven out of the region, the Assyrians are looking to return and rebuild. The work is finally beginning due to an organization called the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee (NRC), which has received funding from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a pastoral aid organization associated with the Catholic Church.
The NRC will break ground on Monday in the Assyrian towns of Bartella, Karamless and Qaraqosh, when they will either repair or completely rebuild the first 100 homes.
Completion of these homes is expected to be completed by summer’s end.
“One hundred is not a large number compared to the many thousands that will eventually be worked on, but it’s a very significant number,” Joop Koopman with Aid to the Church in Need told Fox News. “It’s a concrete sign that this community is on its way to being rebuilt.”
The NRC was set up earlier this year to assist in the planning and supervision of the reconstruction program, which is expected to cost upwards of $250 million. According to a survey conducted by ACN this past winter, about 40 percent of Christian families—roughly 12,000 men, women, and children who fled ISIS when they captured the region—have expressed interest in returning to their homes in the Nineveh Plain.
“For a long time people have been saying that Iraqi Christians don’t want to return home.” Robert Nicholson, Executive Director of The Philos Project, a humanitarian aid organization focused on promoting a pluralist Middle East, told Fox News. “Having spoken to many of them, both inside Iraq and around the world, I can tell you that’s absolutely untrue. Many of them would love to come back, and some of them actually are.”
Nicholson added that protection for the Assyrians as they return will be key.
Christmas in Iraq – New Delhi Mall 2016
The Christians of Iraq are considered to be one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world. The vast majority are indigenous Eastern Aramaic-speaking ethnic Assyrians. There is also a small community of Armenians and populations of Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen Christians. While older sources mention also Christian Kurds, most present-day Christians are ethnically different from Kurds and they identify themselves as being separate peoples, of different origins and with distinct histories of their own.
In Iraq, Christians numbered about 1,500,000 in 2003, representing just over 6% of the population. Since then, it has been estimated that the number of Christians in Iraq have dropped to as low as 450,000 by 2013. However, due to a lack of an official census, the number is difficult to estimate and could be as high as 1.2 million.  The most widely followed denomination among Iraq Christians is the Chaldean Catholic Church.
Christians live primarily in Baghdad, Basra, Arbil and Kirkuk and in Assyrian towns and regions such as the Nineveh Plains in the north. Iraqi Christians live primarily in the Kurdistan Region; and in regions bordering it in northeastern Syria, northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey, an area roughly corresponding to ancient Assyria.
Christians in Iraq are not allowed to proselytise, especially to Muslims. Muslims who change their faith to Christianity, are subject to societal and official pressure, which may lead to the death penalty. However, there have been cases in which Muslims have secretly adopted the Christian faith, becoming practicing Christians, but legally Muslims; thus, the statistics of Iraqi Christians does not include Muslim converts to Christianity. In Iraqi Kurdistan, Christians are allowed to proselytize.
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson, May 4, 2017:
The Islamic State magazine that has published tutorials on vehicle, knife and arson attacks as a tool of lone jihad is now encouraging terrorists to acquire guns at shows and shops and take hostages not for ransom but “to create as much carnage and terror as one possibly can.”
The latest issue of Rumiyah magazine, distributed online in 10 languages including English, offers another installment of the “Just Terror Tactics” series, praising lone jihadists including U.S. terrorists who have “set heroic examples with their operations.”
The objective of taking hostages, would-be jihadists are told, is “not to hold large numbers of the kuffar hostage in order to negotiate one’s demands,” but to sow terror with “the language of force, the language of killing, stabbing and slitting throats, chopping off heads, flattening them under trucks, and burning them alive, until they give the jizyah [tax] while they are in a state of humiliation.”
“The scenario for such an attack is that one assaults a busy, public, and enclosed location and rounds up the kuffar [disbelievers] who are present. Having gained control over the victims, one should then proceed to slaughter as many of them as he possibly can before the initial police response, as was outstandingly demonstrated by the mujahidin who carried out the Bataclan theatre massacre during the course of the blessed Paris raid,” the article instructs.
Imagine the media horror and liberal outrage if Donald Trump said what Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said to the Islamic jihadists: ‘Give me salt and vinegar and I’ll eat terrorists’ livers.’
Terrorists always talk tough – promising to blow up every infidel they could find – and it’s refreshing to hear a leader like Duterte who knows how to use tough words and still get away with it. Story below:
From The Sun :
FILIPINO President Rodrigo Duterte has warned ISIS extremists he will “eat their livers” if they are captured by his troops.
It comes after he ordered troops to kill fleeing jihadists behind a foiled terror attack in Bohol – a popular tourist destination – calling the Islamic extremists “animals.”
Several Philippine soldiers, two civilians, and at least four militants including an alleged leader of the terror group Abu Sayyaf were killed in clashes on Tuesday – before terrorists could carry out a kidnapping and bombing plot.
Duterte warned: “If you want me to be an animal, I’m also used to that. We’re just the same. I can dish out, go down what you can 50 times over.”
He then threatened to “eat” organs of members of the Islamist militants that operated in his country.
Addressing the crowd, Duterte said: “Just drive me to extreme anger, and I can eat a person. Give me salt and vinegar and I’ll eat his liver.”
“You know, I am capable of eating a person. If you anger me, in truth, I will eat you alive. Raw.”
ISIS threaten to behead hacker ‘WauchulaGhost’ after he took over 250 jihadi Twitter accounts and filled them with gay porn and pro-LGBT messages.
From The Sun :
A HACKER who has planted porn and gay images on more than 250 ISIS Twitter accounts has been threatened with beheading.
The online warrior – known only as ‘WauchulaGhost’ – began targeting jihadist accounts 18 months ago because he believed somebody had to ‘stand up’ to those spreading the hate.
Following the Orlando gay nightclub shooting he decided to replace the pro-ISIS imagery on their profiles with pro-LGBT messages and links to gay porn.
But now he’s revealed his web hijackings have led to horror death threats.
He told CNN: “I get beheading images… death threats. ‘We’re going to kill you’ and that’s good because if they are focusing on me they are not doing anything else.
“We started to take over their accounts with porn and gay pride images basically just to troll them. We thought that putting the naked images would offend them.”
The computer expert decided to make a stand because he said nobody else was.
“If the social media people like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram would stand up and do something it would help.
“Sometimes you have to stand up and make a change for the good.”
MANILA, Philippines – She was a police superintendent assigned to the presidential anti-crime commission. He was an alleged member of a terror group, detained for supposedly making bombs, explosives, and guns.
But somehow, in 2013, Superintendent Maria Christina Nobleza and Renierlo Dongon met and fell in love. (READ: Marwan’s ties that bind: Ren-Ren Dongon)
“ When Dongon was detained, Nobleza was assigned to interview him since she was a member of the PAOCCP (Philippine Anti-Organized Crime Commission),” said PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa in an interview on Monday, April 24, nearly two days after the two were caught allegedly trying to rescue trapped members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Bohol.
“While Dongon was detained, they let the love begin,” quipped Dela Rosa, before singing a line from Andy William’s “Love Story.”
It’s a story that sounds almost too amazing to be true, except that it was a story being relayed by two of the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s top officials, both of whom happen to be former members of the Intelligence Group.
Nobleza and Dongon’s capture, alongside an elderly woman and minor alleged to also have filial ties to terrorists based in Mindanao, is the latest – and thus far, oddest – subchapter in the ASG’s foiled attempt to supposedly kidnap tourists in Bohol province.
On April 11 and April 22, government troops launched operations against members of the ASG who travelled via pump boat from Sulu in Mindanao to Bohol. At least 6 of the supposed ASG members have been killed so far.
The two were caught after they tried to evade a police checkpoint the night the military launched its second operation against the ASG in Bohol.
While Nobleza claimed she was only there for vacation, police later uncovered supposed text messages between herself and a supposed Abu Sayyaf member, asking for rescue.