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This poem by the lady ISIS recruit will leave you stunned

Asia Siddiqui is a classic example of a woman   terrorist   symbolizes and reading through her poem, which was written for the Inspire magazine run by the Al-Qaeda, brings about a clear picture of the mindset. Asia Siddiqui was arrested in New York yesterday for allegedly plotting a terror attack in the United States of America. Referred to as an ISIS convert, she began drawing inspiration from the Al-Qaeda earlier. Her close relationship with the former editor of Inspire, Samir Khan who was killed in  Yemen  in a drone strike gave her the opportunity to pen her thoughts on what she thought about Jihad. Read her poem: Take me to the lands where the eyes are cooled... There are dreams I will leave everything behind for Everything that has meaning in my life. Came to life with the introduction to my Lord. To the Oneness of my Lord. To the Mercies of His evermore. Than I can implore... I have memories of soldiers of Allaah, memories of soldiers of shaytan. Memories of battlegrounds I have

Australia: Clashes between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters

There have been ugly scenes in   Australia   as anti-Islam and anti-racism demonstrators clashed. Injuries and arrests were reported in Melbourne – the venue with most violence on a nationwide day of protest by the ‘Reclaim Australia’ group which denounces what it sees as the Islamisation of the country. Demands such as banning the burqa however drew an angry response from counter-demonstrators. Police struggled to keep the two sides apart. “We are here to protest for the rights of everyone to live here,” said one young man in the anti-racism rally. “They have an issue with these people that they don’t understand. They just fear them and as Australians we are supposed to be welcoming people,” a female anti-racism protester said. Reclaim Australia  denies being racist or anti-Muslim. But for critics, the group’s rhetoric and message is provocative. “Seven  Islamists  planned to blow up the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Grand Final Day,” protest organiser Shermon Burgess told supporters in

Al-Shabab poses no threat to U.S. interests: Column

The   grisly siege last week of Garissa,   a Christian university in Kenya, has a familiar ring to it: Over 140 students slain and hundreds more missing. An extremist Somali group, al-Shabab, with ties to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility. We've seen this horrific movie before. Yet is this another example of religiously motivated terrorism that threatens U.S. interests? Or is this a more local or regional problem? Popular accounts of terrorist attacks like this one suggest they have international causes and thus require international solutions. In fact, Thursday's attack — much like terrorist massacres at Nairobi's Westgate Mall in 2013 or the Beslan school in Russia in 2004 — have much more local causes. Recent terrorism research  suggests that two big factors explain where attacks occur. First, vulnerable targets — schools, malls and such — are more attractive to militants because they will likely be easy to hit and they are plentiful. Second, valuable locations, like a gl

Three soldiers killed in restive east Ukraine

Ukrainian sloldiers   Agencies   AFP photo Three Ukrainian soldiers died when a mine exploded in the separatist-held east where isolated clashes continue to undermine a ceasefire aimed at ending a year-long war. Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko said today that "as a result of the explosion of an enemy mine ... Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed, two injured" in the previous 24 hours. There were no further details on the incident which occurred near the government-held village of Avdiyivka, a few kilometres from the separatist bastion of Donetsk, a city in Ukraine's industrial heartland which prior to the unrest was home to a million people. The fatalities were the first announced by the  Kiev  government in almost a week since the death of a Ukrainian army soldier was reported Monday. Lysenko said the previous day the army had noted "the use at least five times of heavy weapons by illegal armed groups against our positions," including conventional artillery and 1

Iraqi forces halt looting, arson in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces on Saturday stopped a wave of looting and burning of public facilities, houses and shops by groups of Shiite militias in the city of Tikrit, the capital of Salahudin province, days after freeing the city from the Islamic State (IS) militants, a provincial security source said. The Iraqi forces set up checkpoints on the entrances of the city, preventing in and out movement except for those who are carrying official identities of the security forces and vehicles that are not carrying stolen properties, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Meanwhile, the source said that orders were issued for the Shiite militias known as Hashid Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization, to withdraw from the city which will be controlled by the army unites and local policemen. Late on Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi armed forces, said in a statement issued by his office that he gave ord

Gunmen kill nine people in Nigeria's oil state: Police

Nigeria soldiers   Agencies   Reuters Gunmen stormed two communities in Nigeria's southern oil state of Rivers, killing at least nine people and injuring two others a week ahead of a gubernatorial election, police said on Saturday. "It was about 19:30 hours of Friday. Some unknown armed men invaded Obrikom and Obor communities and went on a shooting spree," state police spokesman Ahmad Muhammad said in a statement. Muhammad said an initial death toll of six had risen to nine. The assailants also set ablaze the house of a local politician, Vincent Ogbagu, who is a state parliament candidate in the April 11 election, he said. Police were looking for the assailants, Muhammad said. Elections for state governor and parliament are scheduled to take place on April 11 in about 30 Nigerian states, including  Rivers and Lagos. Obrikom and Obor are neighbouring communities in Rivers, one of Nigeria's most restive states. The oil-producing state has been controlled by president-e

Colombia’s conservative opposition urges immediate detention of FARC fighters

Members of rebel group FARC, currently negotiating peace with Colombia’s government, should be detained for the duration of peace talks to prevent the guerrillas from carrying out violent or criminal activity, the party of former President Alvaro Uribe said on Monday. The hard-line Democratic Center (CD) party, founded in 2013 to oppose the centrist government of sitting President Juan Manuel Santos, has refused to take part in a recently composed commission that advises the head of state in the “final phase” of the negotiations that have been taking place in Havana, Cuba since November 2012. Instead, the party created its own commission, which presented its findings on Monday at a press conference. According to the CD commission, the FARC have consistently broken promises to cease fire unilaterally, have continued to carry out criminal activity and have even used the peace talks to increase control over drug trafficking activities throughout the country. The CD’s claim that the FARC h

Egyptian Army Kills 40 Militants in North Sinai

At least 40 militants have been killed in Egyptian army's major ground and aerial offensive in the volatile North Sinai region, a day after 15 soldiers and two civilians died in separate attacks by Islamist militants. The army launched ground and aerial offensives against terrorists' hideouts in the south of Sheikh Zuweid, killing the militants, an official said. Twenty militant headquarters and seven vehicles belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed in the offensive yesterday, the official said. "There are countries that support terrorists and provide them with money and weapons," the unidentified official told the  Al-Ahram  Arabic newspaper. The official said five militants were arrested during the ground offensive that followed the airstrikes. "The air raids will continue in different parts of North Sinai," the official said. The raids came a day after the simultaneous terrorist attacks on Thursday on five army checkpoints in North Sinai that kill

Terror mastermind: Police hunt teacher behind Kenya attack that killed 147, putting £145,000 bounty on his head

 04 Apr 2015 WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT  Gunmen stormed Kenya's Garissa University College campus in dawn raid Death toll of 147 is the worst terror attack on Kenyan soil since 1998   Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the latest terrorist atrocity in Kenya Police hunt for Mohamed Mohamud, who is believed to be behind attack Five people arrested in connection with massacre, CNN reported on Friday A manhunt is under way for the terrorist who masterminded the murder of 147 people in Kenya. The country’s most wanted man has been identified as Mohamed Mohamud, a former teacher who has a £145,000 bounty on his head for orchestrating the massacre at Garissa University College. The attack on the university by al-Shabaab terrorists, acting on Mohamud’s orders, was the deadliest on Kenyan soil since the bombing of the American embassy in 1998. Scroll down for video  A £145,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of Mohamed Mohamud, who is believed to have masterm