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(CNN) — British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.
The ISIS video post showing Haines’ beheading called his execution “a message to the allies of America.”
It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he’d be killed next.
The new video pictures a masked ISIS militant placing his hand on another captive, whom he identified as Alan Henning, a British citizen.
Suddenly, after years of refusing to, Youtube is removing ISIS videos as quick as they go up. The anti-jihad bloggers worked for years to have jihadi recruiting and beheading videos removed to no avail. That said, the full video is all over the web on jihadi sites. The ISIS actor puts the knife to Haines neck and the video cuts away. It returns to show the body with a head on it.
Any recording professionals out there? Is it possible to record audio so clearly in the middle of a desert as if it sounded like it was recorded in a studio with a quality microphone?
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An interesting look into the use of social media by young women being recruited to and recruiting other young Western girls to jihad. This article identifies at least two more American girls gone to jihad. via Ellie Hall, Inside The Chilling Online World Of The Women Of ISIS.
Conversations between young women who claim to be ISIS members living in Syria provide a disturbing insight into the everyday lives of female militants.
The women of ISIS appear to have established networks across social media platforms, which they use to connect with one another and recruit other women.
Interested parties are directed to online guides with step-by-step instructions on how to get to ISIS-controlled territory — including advice on how to deceive Turkish customs agents.
Sharia law is strictly enforced, according to the women.
And it appears from the women’s posts as if some non-Muslim women are kept as slaves.
Or this food picture by “Umm Musab,” whose Twitter profile reads: “american [sic] muhajira living in the blessed land of Sham (Syria).”
One ISIS woman (whose Facebook profile claims that she went to a Chicago high school) complained about not being able to post graphic decapitation images on her page.
On 9/11, many gleefully posted about the anniversary of the terrorist attacks against America.
They’ve been raised by the post-9/11, blame America, socialist liberal media – who are now being beheaded. They’ll be dead or bored soon, and those who can escape will bring back little jihadis with them.
Much more at the link above however women joining jihad is not new by any means. Creeping Sharia has been telling you about it for years:
Female Jihadists: Defining the Role of Women in Jihad
Wife of AQ’s Zawahiri: Muslim sisters obligated to support jihad
Norway: Muslim woman creates Facebook page promoting female jihadis
Muslim women training for jihad
Female suicide bombers kill 38 in Russian subway jihad
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via KYTX CBS 19.
Shannon Maureen Conley’s plan to join ISIS and serve as a nurse at a jihadist camp ended Wednesday with a guilty plea to a terror charge in a Colorado federal court.
Conley, 19, was arrested at Denver International Airport in April as she was about to embark on a journey to Germany and eventually to an ISIS camp near the Turkish border. She told investigators that she was going to Turkey to await word from her suitor, identified in court documents as Yousr Mouelhi, an ISIS member she met on the Internet, whom she planned to marry.
Conley, a convert to Islam who wore a blue and white striped jail uniform and a traditional Muslim headscarf, appeared before a federal judge Wednesday and pleaded guilty to charge of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
A certified nurse aide, Conley faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.
U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore set sentencing for January 23 and ordered that she have a psychiatric evaluation.
As part of the plea agreement, Conley must provide law enforcement agencies with information about others looking to help terrorist organizations abroad.
In a statement after the plea, Conley’s federal defender Robert Pepin referred to his client as Halima Shannon Conley.
“She’s also a 19-year-old woman of faith who was pursuing her faith and, unfortunately, as she pursued it she was led terribly astray,” the statement said. “That, in turn, led her to make some poor choices and she is now paying the price of those choices.”
She insisted on keeping her Muslim name, wearing a head covering and remaining a Muslim. The only remorse she has is getting caught.
Since her arrest, Pepin said, “the news out of the part of the world to which she was headed has been just awful.”
“Like all of us, Halima has been horrified to learn of the slaughter and oppression at the hands of the people controlling ISIS,” Pepin said in the statement.
Slick statement. The “people controlling ISIS”? So it’s not ISIS’ fault it’s whoever controls ISIS?
“It was never her vision to have any role in any of that. She would like everyone to know that her heart … and her prayers go out to … the families of those who have been killed, and to anyone who has been oppressed by those forces. Finally, Halima is fully aware that the fact that she was arrested may have very well saved her.”
What about the kafirs she cursed? No apology to them?
In Colorado, Conley allegedly told FBI agents that she was going to be with a member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, that she had met online.
She told federal agents she had read a book called “Al-Qaida’s Doctrine for Insurgency” and intended to wage jihad against the United States, according to the criminal complaint.
When she was arrested, Conley had in her possession certification papers for first aid and nursing, the U.S. Army Explorers and the National Rifle Association, according to court documents.
“It’s a difficult time for us,” her mother, Ana Conley, told CNN last month, when court documents in the case were unsealed.
According to court papers, Conley’s parents were aware she had converted to Islam, but did not know about her interest in violent jihad. Her father, John, reportedly caught Shannon talking to her suitor, described as a 32-year-old Tunisian man, on Skype.
The couple asked for the father’s blessing and he refused, the court papers said. On April 1, John called FBI to report he had found plane ticket for later that month to Turkey.
Her daughter was arrested on a jetway while trying to board a flight to Germany on April 8, according to a criminal complaint.
Conley first came to the attention of authorities after the pastor and the security director at a church in Arvada, Colorado, called police and said she was acting suspiciously. Authorities interviewed her seven times over the course of five months before arresting her at the airport.
“I think she realizes she made a terrible mistake,” her mother told CNN. “She was clueless. She’s just a teenager, young, with a big mouth.”
Her mistake was converting to Islam, and she has not fixed that mistake so clearly she hasn’t realized a thing. More:
During interviews with FBI agents in November, Conley, who had received military training in a Texas camp run by the US Army Explorer, said she hated members of the Faith Bible Chapel and disliked their support for Israel and Israel itself.
In her war against “kafir” (a derogatory term for non-Muslims), she felt it was acceptable to harm innocents if they are part of a target. Despite repeated FBI warnings, the woman refused to back down and was arrested on 8 April as she attempted to board a Turkey-bound plane to join and marry a 32-year-old Tunisian man who was waging jihad in Syria. She met the man on Skype.
In her house, agents found several DVDs of a senior al-Qaida leader named Anwar al-Awlaki, who acted also as recruiter for the Islamist group. He was killed in Yemen by a Cia-led US drone.
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The Islamic terror group that Obama elevated in status and has grown under Obama’s watch. via Al-Shabaab Video Seeks Recruits in Minnesota :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism. by John Rossomando
Al-Shabaab, al-Qaida’s Somali affiliate, wants Muslims from Minnesota to sign up. A new video released last week by the terrorist group’s media arm, the Al-Kataib Foundation, urges Minnesotans along with jihadists from Great Britain, Germany and other non-Muslim nations to join its jihad.
Four Somali fighters appear in the video with their faces digitally obscured sitting while sitting with their AK-47s.
“Those that are living in the U.S., especially Minnesota, Great Britain, Germany and many parts of the kuffar (unbelieving) world, you have a decision to make today,” one of the fighters says in slightly accented English.
Al-Shabaab already attracted numerous foreign Muslims from abroad to its ranks, including British-born Samantha Lewthwaite, aka the “White Widow,” and Omar Shafik Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki), an American-born jihadist. Hammami, an Alabama native and Muslim convert, served as a leading propagandist for the group before being killed in September 2013.
Several Americans died fighting for the terrorist group – including one as a suicide bomber.
“If you choose to not make this decision and not answer the call of Allah, note that there is a clear evidence against you on the day of judgment in the court of Allah,” the man in the video said. “For what are you still living in Dar al-kuffar [Land of disbelief] for? Is it the schools, the jobs and the settlements you have? Know that this world is only temporary and the hereafter is eternal.
“So save your souls from the great punishment of Allah … and make Hijrah,” he continues. “Come join us.”
In a direct verbal attack against the United States, the masked man reminds Americans of the defeat they suffered in Mogadishu in 1993 when the bodies of their soldiers were dragged through the streets.
He also celebrates last year’s attack against the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left 67 people dead. U.S. forces launched a drone attack against Al-Shabaab Tuesday in an effort to kill the Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group’s leader widely believed to have been behind the mall attack.
“Know that our war against you is not based on geographical borders or securing tiny strips of land, but between truth and falsehood” the masked man said. “You should know that this war will continue until the last drop of your blood is spilled.”
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Just as caliphate-enablers CAIR have instructed them.
A federal grand jury in St. Paul is investigating a group of Somali-Americans who were allegedly conspiring to join terrorists fighting in Syria, according to sources with direct knowledge of the probe.
The proceedings, which have been going on all summer, appear to be centered on trying to find out who is behind efforts to convince 20 to 30 people that they should leave Minnesota to fight in the Middle East. That question has stymied federal agents for the last year as they have struggled to build inroads and trust with the Muslim community in the Twin Cities in order to cut off a new pipeline of recruits.
Seven years ago, about two dozen young Somali men from Minnesota were recruited to fight in Somalia with another terrorist group, Al-Shabab. As many as nine were reported killed, and after a series of indictments and high-profile convictions, federal authorities and community leaders believed that the recruiting had stopped.
Instead, it has shifted to a new region.
In June, investigators stopped a Somali teen just before he boarded a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, his final destination believed to be Syria.
But federal authorities say upward of a dozen Somali men and three women from Minnesota have fled the country to fight alongside or aid extremists in the Middle East. They estimate as many as 100 Americans have gone to Syria and Iraq to join insurgents whose brutality, including mass executions and beheadings of American journalists, has prompted the U.S. and other countries to consider airstrikes against the movement. The departures also have heightened fears that some may try to return to carry out attacks in the U.S.
In late August, a Minnesota man became the first American recruit confirmed to have died while fighting in the Syria-Iraq area with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces. A second Minnesota man is believed to have been killed in the same battle.
Earlier this month, a 19-year-old Somali woman from St. Paul, along with two other Minnesota women, left the state. A relative of the 19-year-old said she is now in Syria, reportedly aiding fighters there.
Early this summer, FBI agents and prosecutors questioned the father of a Somali teen about his son’s activities prior to the teen being arrested last spring at the airport. The youth was apprehended at the gate, as he prepared to board a plane. Agents reportedly made it clear to the family that they were less interested in the son’s involvement than in who recruited him.
The boy’s father had dropped his son off at school and hours later he was contacted by FBI agents, who told him they had picked his son up at the airport. Sometime between the school drop-off and the arrest, the boy had changed clothes and showed up at the airport with a suitcase, according to sources.
The investigation is moving slowly because many of those subpoenaed are refusing to talk and have been instructed to invoke their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, multiple sources said.
Muslim groups have been Punking the FBI for years.
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As we told you earlier in the week in this post: Dozen Muslims from Twin Cities fighting with ISIS, teen girl recruited last week
The latest person to leave Minnesota and travel to Syria to fight for ISIS is a 19-year-old Somali woman who had been living in St. Paul. It’s a troubling development considering recruiting in Somali communities has been limited to men in the past. Now, women appear to be the new targets.
Kyle Loven with the FBI in Minnesota says the Bureau is working closely with the local Somali community to prevent this from happening.
“We are very actively engaged within the Somali community,” Loven said. “We’re engaged with religious leaders. We’re engaged with community leaders, and we’re engaged with concerned members of the public who are abhorred by what they see with respect to their young people and want to put a stop to it.”
The FBI says their investigation is ongoing, and they continue to look for connections between the young people on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul and ISIS in Syria. The community is trying to help.
The FBI is failing Americans. They claimed to have halted jihad recruiting in Minnesota years ago, but the jihadi pipeline appears stronger than ever.
Little Mogadishu is just like the real Mogadishu. Full of jihad sympathisers, full of jihad preaching imams, and full of slick suit-and-tie Muslims who lie to law enforcement and the media. More via Latest ISIS Recruit From Minn. Is A 19-Year-Old Woman
Somali-American leaders say they know of at least two other young women who have also left, and they believe at least 15 Minnesotans are among at least 100 Americans who have joined ISIS from around the world.
No one is quite sure when the 19-year-old woman left Minnesota for Syria. Two weeks ago distraught family members reached out to community activist Abdi Bihi.
“They told me they were missing a young girl for about a week, and that young girl made a call to them from, allegedly, Egypt,” Bihi said.
The next night, the family got another call.
“They told me that she called from Syria,” Bihi said. “She basically told them that she’s going to help the wounded in the war as a nurse.”
Nurse, jihadist, sex slave?
The family members have reported what they know to the FBI, but that they have no idea when or how she was recruited.
Bihi said someone on the ground in Minnesota is giving these young people money.
“Somebody in here is buying a ticket these children cannot afford,” Bihi said. “They do not know where Syria is, someone is guiding them.”
Bihi believes ISIS is luring some recruits with a sophisticated media campaign.
That campaign is led by a well-educated affluent Muslim from Boston.
And as usual, the latest Muslim contribution to America – more Islamic terrorism – will lead to a loss of liberty for Americans. via Mpls. City Council Member Demands Answers about Military Helicopter Training
The training went on for four nights in both downtowns, scaring and angering more than a few neighbors. The helicopters came without warning, and under cover of darkness.
“There were a lot of black choppers running around the city. It was like an action movie. Nobody knew what was going on,” said Marcus Naramore, who lives in downtown Minneapolis.
Several military helicopters spent hours slicing and dicing their way through the Minneapolis and St. Paul skylines.
The training exercises raised questions from all corners. That now includes the Minneapolis city council.
“I think the one question that came out of it was, ‘Why didn’t we know?'” said Minneapolis council member Blong Yang, the chair of the public safety committee.
It’s no coincidence that the St. Paul-Minneapolis area is ground zero for Islamic jihad recruitment in the U.S.
Obama has yet to ban Muslim jihadis from returning to the U.S.
In fact, they won’t even arrest Muslims who admit attending jihad training camps, as the link below details.
Could this be a second Muslim teen girl who left for ISIS? Police Search For Missing Faribault Teen
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