In the aftermath of this past weekend's Islamic terrorist attacks, White House press secretary Josh Earnest commented, "We are in ... a narrative battle. ... ISIL wants ... to project that they are an organization that is representing Islam in a fight and a war against the West, and a war against the United States. That is a bankrupt, false narrative. It's a mythology, and we have made progress in debunking that mythology. ... We can't play into this narrative that somehow the United States or the West is fighting against the Muslim religion."
In response, conservative journalist Ben Shapiro wrote, "The people in New York weren't hit by flying pieces of narrative."
Indeed, Islamic terrorism is not a narrative, and the victims of Islamic terrorism worldwide, now numbering in the millions, have not been beheaded or tortured or raped or blown to pieces or burned alive or imprisoned or exiled by "flying pieces of narrative." more >>
A Muslim migrant boat captain who killed six Christians by throwing them overboard is facing a murder trial in Spain over his deadly actions.
The Telegraph reports that the Muslim captain, identified as Alain N. B. from Cameroon, blamed Christian passengers for the onset of a storm during a 2014 crossing from Morocco to the southern shore of Spain, and punished them by throwing them overboard.
The boat, one of many that have been transporting thousands of refugees across dangerous seas to Europe, was reportedly carrying 50 sub-Saharan migrants on the fatal journey, witnesses said. more >>
A survey concerning France's growing Muslim population has found that as many as one in four French Muslims support Islamic laws that would require women to wear face veils.
MailOnline reported that the study from Institut Montaigne of 1,029 people found that French Muslims hold diverse views about law and governance. Close to half, or 46 percent of those who responded to the poll, said they were "completely secular," and demonstrated their religious faith by only eating halal meat.
Another 25 percent who said they were devout and "proudly Muslim" supported a greater role for religion in the work place, but opposed practices such as polygamy and wearing the burqa. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has reportedly abducted a 70-year-old prayer leader because he said he had dream about the barbaric militant group's downfall in its largest stronghold in Iraq, the city of Mosul.
According to local sources who spoke with the Iranian-based AhlulBayt News Agency, militants captured the elderly man, who was a prayer leader at a mosque in Mosul, after he claimed that he was given a prophecy in a dream about the demise of IS' control of the city.
As IS continues to suffer from declining oil revenues and U.S. President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed on Monday to launch an offensive to recapture Iraq's second largest city within months, the militant group's leaders have barred Mosul residents talking about military successes against IS. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq is now selling kidnapped children to organ traffickers in Turkey in order to overcome its financial shortfalls.
A local source in Iraq told Iraqi News that the heinous and barbaric militant organization, which rose to power in 2014 and took over large swaths of territory in northern Iraq and Syria, has sold scores of young children to Turkish organ traffickers in order to fund operations in its largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
"ISIS have kidnapped dozens of children and sold them to the Turkish organ traffickers to finance their budget in Mosul," the source, who chose to remain anonymous, was quoted as saying. more >>
A new video released by an Islamic State-run media outlet provides in depth detail into how the jihadi organization is brainwashing and training young children to become the next wave of jihadis who will help "conquer Damascus, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Mecca, Al-Medina, Dabiq, Rome and Andalusia."
The video, which was posted and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, features a narrator who tours an IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) "sharia institution" in the Syrian town of Deir ez-Zor.
The footage shows a class of young boys in green uniforms sitting down on the floor with their legs crossed while reading and reciting the koran. more >>