Terrorism becomes a hot topic in America once again

Following the devastating attack by ISIS in Paris, the U.S. presidential candidates have quarreled over their opinions on terrorism and what action the United States should take concerning Syria and other middle-eastern countries. Continue reading “Terrorism becomes a hot topic in America once again”

Viva la résistance!

19206526-standard from media.syracuse.com“What better way to declare the endurance of France than to live it up at a café?”

November 13th is another marked day in terrorism history for France and the world. Little can shake the haunting memories from 9/11 that forever changed the way we look at our freedoms. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for 9/11. ISIS, who accepted responsibility for the attacks in France, is a more ruthless offshoot of al-Qaeda.

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Operation unending obligation

Soldiers still supporting our United States

Whether they joined the Air force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corp, they went to fight against terror – on a mission – a commitment. Niko Pilcher, Benefits & Education Counselor with the Veterans Resource Center at Black Hawk College served in the Army and understands the mentality of a former soldier wanting to go back to fight against ISIS with Kurdish peshmerga forces. Continue reading “Operation unending obligation”

ISIS expands into Somali, Nigeria and cyber territories

U.S. Marines, photo courtesy of AP
U.S. Marines, photo courtesy of AP

Early in March, news reports told of Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram pledging allegiance to ISIS. Shortly before Boko Haram made their announcement, Al-Jazeera reported that an ISIS emissary sent a message to Somolia asking al-Shabaab to do the same. A group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division expanded into cyber territory by releasing personal information about members of the air force, army, and navy for jihadists to take action wherever they are.
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People who make a difference in the face of ISIS chaos

In mid February as many as 300 Syrian Christians were abducted by ISIS militants during a fight for power along the Khabur River in Hassakeh province. This incident followed the simultaneous beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who were abducted earlier in the month.
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Losing Kobani a Major Hit to ISIS

The war with ISIS is expected to last years, according to US officials, but the news isn’t all about beheadings, executions, and terror on the part of ISIS. The U.S. led international coalition has gained ground. Continue reading “Losing Kobani a Major Hit to ISIS”

ISIS – The war wages on

The term “jihad” is likely to become more common as ISIS wages its war, seeking sympathizers to grow their ranks. What does jihad actually mean? According to dictionary.com, a jihad is “any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.” The Islam interpretation means “a holy war against infidels undertaken by Muslims in defense of the Islamic faith,” or “the personal struggle of the individual believer against evil and persecution.” Continue reading “ISIS – The war wages on”

ISIS: Terror Leads to Terror

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” John Adams.

ISIS is expected to be a threat for the long haul as they attempt to gain more territory and behead more prisoners. An International Coalition, led by the United States, has been established, bringing more than 20 countries together to fight against ISIS. Twenty two targets have been hit as a result of these Coalition forces offering fighter planes, Tomahawk missiles and Raptor bombing runs over Syria. Continue reading “ISIS: Terror Leads to Terror”