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Paris: The Charlie Hebdo Effect Still Lingers

March 2, 2015

I just finished a leadership conference in Germany and Italy and arrived in Paris last night- a place that was awash in terror on January 7th when the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine was attacked. 532 more words

When ISIS attacked my heritage 

Calligraphy artwork is a poem by Nizar Kibbani on war, in the shape the large ancient statue ISIS gutlessly tore down.

No matter how fierce you attack your efforts are futile… 12 more words


Baghdad to Pentagon: Surprise! We’ve Invaded Tikrit!

Iraqi security forces, backed by a combustible mix of Shiite militias, Sunni tribes, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, and Iranian advisors, launched an operation early Monday morning, March 2, to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State. 1,030 more words


The Sunni-killers leading the assault on Tikrit are bad news for Iraq

The Iraqi government’s latest attempt to retake Tikrit is long overdue. Saddam Hussein’s hometown has been in the hands of ISIL—aka the Islamic State, or ISIS—since early last summer. 494 more words

Jack reblogged this on Universal Journal Review.

Failed Counter-terror measures enabled Jihadi John to flee UK.

​Failed counter-terror measures allowed ‘Jihadi John’ to flee UK – Labour

March 02, 2015.

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Home Secretary Theresa May has responded to urgent questions in Parliament over accusations the government’s counter-terrorism policies enabled Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State killer known as “Jihadi John,” to flee to Syria in 2013. 531 more words