October 25, 2014

Grand Mufti “a willing partner to join their crusade”: Jewish Book Council reviews Nazis, Islamists

From a recent review on the Jewish Book Council website by historian… [more]

Grand Mufti “a willing partner to join their crusade”: Jewish Book Council reviews Nazis, Islamists Grand Mufti "a willing partner to join their crusade": Jewish Book Council reviews Nazis, Islamists

The men of the al-Qadisiya army: a made-up social media insurgent group

Logo of the Men of the al-Qadisiya Army On this site and elsewhere,… [more]

The men of the al-Qadisiya army: a made-up social media insurgent group The men of the al-Qadisiya army: a made-up social media insurgent group

The Shia-Sunni war reaches Lebanon

Jerusalem Post, 17/10 Hezbollah is under pressure as the consequences… [more]

The Shia-Sunni war reaches Lebanon The Shia-Sunni war reaches Lebanon

Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada- threats to Saudi Arabia: translation and analysis

Intro and Analysis Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada is an Iranian proxy… [more]

Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada- threats to Saudi Arabia: translation and analysis Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada- threats to Saudi Arabia: translation and analysis

SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

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SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

TEN YEARS LATER: WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

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TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA? TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

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THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

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THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND DEFENSE DIPLOMACY BETWEEN INDIA AND ISRAEL: POST-9/11 AND BEYOND

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POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND DEFENSE DIPLOMACY BETWEEN INDIA AND ISRAEL: POST-9/11 AND BEYOND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND DEFENSE DIPLOMACY BETWEEN INDIA AND ISRAEL: POST-9/11 AND BEYOND

Grand Mufti “a willing partner to join their crusade”: Jewish Book Council reviews Nazis, Islamists

From a recent review on the Jewish Book Council website by historian Jack Fischel: The historical link between Nazi anti-Semitism, leading to the Holocaust, and the Islamic fundamentalist anti-Jewish-anti-Israel threat to the Jewish state is the … [Read more...]

The men of the al-Qadisiya army: a made-up social media insurgent group

Logo of the Men of the al-Qadisiya Army On this site and elsewhere, I have profiled numerous Iraqi Sunni insurgent brands through use of social media. At the same time, it should go without saying that one has to be careful when using material … [Read more...]

The Shia-Sunni war reaches Lebanon

Jerusalem Post, 17/10 Hezbollah is under pressure as the consequences of its ongoing intervention in Syria have come back to bite the terrorist organization. There are increasing indications that the sectarian war raging in Iraq and Syria is … [Read more...]

Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada- threats to Saudi Arabia: translation and analysis

Intro and Analysis Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada is an Iranian proxy Iraqi Shi'a militia that first emerged as a participant in the Syrian civil war, fighting against the rebels as part of the 'shrine defence' [Sayyida Zainab] narrative. With the … [Read more...]

Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian peninsula statement: solidarity with the Islamic State

Intro and Analysis The latest statement from al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP, h/t to Charlie Winter for drawing it to my attention) denounces the coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State [IS] and reiterates its call for an end to … [Read more...]

Interview with Sayyid Hashim Muhammad Ali: commander of the National Ideological Resistance in Syria

Following on from my previous post here at Syria Comment on the National Ideological Resistance in Syria (a 'Syrian Hezbollah' militia brand primarily based in Tartous and Hama governorates but also operating militarily at least in Aleppo province … [Read more...]

“I am not content with a life of humiliation”- Nasheed from the Islamic State’s Ajnad Media

Below is a translation by me of this song released early this year by the Islamic State's music media wing Ajnad Media (NB: revised slightly since first published): "A life of humiliation no, I am not content with it. But love of death in glory … [Read more...]

MERIA Special Report: Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani?

*** WARNING:  This post contains images which some readers may find disturbing.  Caution is advised.  Please scroll down to view these images. The fate of Kobani city now hangs in the balance, as around 9000 fighters of the Islamic State … [Read more...]

The National Ideological Resistance in Syria: A ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ Brand

Hezbollah's participation in the Syrian civil war in support of the Assad regime is well-known, most notably in the captures of Qusayr in Homs province in May 2013 and Yabroud in Damascus province in March 2014. Considerably less attention has been … [Read more...]

Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen: Support for the Islamic State

Intro and Analysis The Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen [more fully, Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen in the Environs of Bayt al-Maqdis], a Gaza-Sinai jihadi group and opponent of the Hamas government in Gaza, had previously come out in support of the Islamic … [Read more...]

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