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by published via The Intercept The fall of Ramadi, capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, to the Islamic State last month has frayed nerves in Washington, but what few appear to grasp is that ISIS’s May offensive has given Ramadi back to its former owners — the ex-Baathist Sunni terrorists known as the Former Regime Loyalists. The […]


by Peter Bergen: Does Islam fuel terrorism? Peter Bergen knocks out a commentary on CNN that asks does Islam fuel terrorism? His response is somewhat measured in that the terrorists that carry out attacks such as the Paris massacre at Charlie Hebdo and the Porte de Vincennes supermarket or the Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria claim the Islamic […]

Thoughts on Peter Bergen’s Does Islam fuel terrorism?

by AQ of the Arabian Peninsula Claims Paris Attacks: An Analysis Analyst Comment in Here:  The claim by AQAP that the Kouachi brother were members of the group is a significant move on the extremist stage. By taking the responsibility they gladly position themselves as the standardbearers for the inevitable French initiated, US supported retaliation against […]

AQ of the Arabian Peninsula Claims Paris Attacks: An Analysis

by A top leader of Yemen’s Al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility Wednesday for the deadly terror attack on satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander Nasr Ali al-Ansi said in a video message that the attack was “vengeance” for Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, […]

Al-Qaida In Yemen Claims Responsibility For Charlie Hebdo Attack

by AQ vs ISIL – No Country for Old Men? Not so Fast! I read with interest the TPM Café opinion piece by Michael J. Quigley on the origins and differences between ISIL and al-Qaeda. Its an admirable effort by an an author with some experience but unfortunately, the article is critically flawed in its […]

AQ vs ISIL – No Country for Old Men? Not ...