The Islamic State terror group calls Japan an ally of a "Satanic coalition" and warns that it has "an entire army thirsty for your blood" in a video showing the beheading of a second Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto.
"To the Japanese government: You, like your foolish allies in the Satanic coalition, have yet to understand that we, by Allah's grace, are an Islamic caliphate with authority and power, an entire army thirsty for your blood," says the man in English in a video released Friday, according to the SITE Intelligence group.
"Abe, because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this knife will not only slaughter Kenji, but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found," adds the man known as "Jihadi John" holding a knife in his hand and standing behind Goto, who can be seen kneeling and wearing an orange outfit. "So let the nightmare for Japan begin." more >>
The Islamic State terror group's chemical weapons specialist who once worked for Saddam Hussein has been killed in a U.S.-led airstrike in Iraq, but a former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army warns that al-Qaeda has "grown fourfold in the last five years."
The suspect, identified as Abu Malik, was reportedly killed in an airstrike near Mosul last Saturday, the US Central Command said Friday, according to Agence France Presse.
Malik was a chemical weapons engineer for Saddam Hussein, but supposedly sided with al-Qaeda after Iraq's invasion and then joined ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which is also known as ISIL. more >>
In a new propaganda video released earlier this week, the Islamic State terrorist organization has threatened to behead President Barack Obama and spread Shariah law by converting the United States into one of ISIS' Muslim provinces.
The video, titled "Bombardment of Peaceful Muslims in the City of Mosul," which was released on Monday and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, is thought to be a retaliation after Kurdish forces fully seized control of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane on the same day.
The first part of the video shows the destruction caused in Mosul due to mortar shelling from Kurdish forces. The second part of the video goes on to show an ISIS fighter beheading a captured Kurdish soldier. more >>
Terror group ISIS sent a message on Thursday through Japanese hostage Kenji Goto that unless a woman on death row in Jordan is exchanged for him, a Jordanian air force pilot captured by the group will be killed by sunset.
"I am Kenji Goto. This is a voice message I've been told to send to you. If Sajida al-Rishawi is not ready for exchange for my life at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset 29th of January Mosul (Iraq) time, the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh will be killed immediately," the voice in the recording says, according to Reutuers.
A liberal Saudi blogger who was sentenced to endure 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam" has been temporarily reprieved from his 50 weekly lashings after a board of doctors ruled his body is incapable of taking any more lashings in the near future.
After sentencing 31-year-old Raif Badawi, who operated the a blog called "Free Saudi Liberals," to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashings and fining him about $266,060 for "insulting Islam" in his writings, the Saudi government has received international pressure for doling out such extreme punishments to someone who simply wrote on his own views and opinions.
The sentence of 1,000 lashes by a cane was arranged for Badawi, a father of three, so that he receives them in increments of 50 every Friday during the course of 20 weeks. But after receiving his first set of 50 lashes on Jan. 9 in the city of Jiddah, Badawi had not been subjected to the punishment in the two following weeks. more >>
As thousands of women and girls are being raped, abused and victimized as part of the Islamic State's sex slave operation in Iraq and Syria, one Iraqi man is buying ISIS sex slaves in order to free and reunite them with their families.
In the Islamic State's sex slave market, captured religious minority women, girls and even babies are sold to militants and supporters willing to dish out good money for a new jihadi bride or woman they just want to abuse and hand off to their buddies when they are finished.
Although many find it unethical to participate in the Islamic State's human trafficking market that helps fund the terrorist organization that has killed thousands, one unnamed Iraqi man is purchasing ISIS's sex slaves not for phyiscal pleasure but to give them freedom. more >>