RADICALISATION: IS THIS THE RIGHT PATH TO BE FOLLOWED OR SHOULD WE DO MORE?  France’s challenges for working out a coherent strategy against violent radicalization and terrorism. A broad (and incomplete) outline. | sicherheitspolitik-blog.de

by Milena Uhlmann

Terrorism isn’t new to the country; in its history, France has experienced a significant number of attacks. In 1995, the GIA-affiliated terrorist network of which Khaled Kelkal was part conducted several attacks, as did the Al Qaida-affiliated gang de Roubaix one year later; but until Mohammed Merah’s murders in 2012 in Toulouse and Montauban, terrorist attacks were treated as political violence in the context of anti-colonial struggles or connected to other kinds of violent conflicts abroad, such as the Bosnian War, rather than as religiously inspired or connected to social, societal and/or political issues within the country, or as some sort of atypical pathology.

Terrorist perpetrators, their networks and milieus were met with repressive instruments – a wider angle of analysis which would have allowed to tackle the threat from a more holistic perspective had not been incorporated in a counter-terrorism policy design.


With some vague kind of sense of urgency developing after an increasing number of young French men and some women started to leave for Syria to join jihadist groups there in 2012/13, the French government put together the “Plan de lutte contre les filières terroristes et la radicalisation violente“ (Action Plan against Terrorist Networks and Violent Radicalization), comprised of 22 measures. This plan dating from April 2014 put priorities on impeding travel to Syria, preventing online jihadist propaganda, the hesitant start of diffusion of so called „counter narratives“, strengthening judicial instruments against jihadist networks and implementing prevention and reintegration strategies.In April the same year, the government created a national hotline (“numéro vert“) as part of a new structure called „Centre national d’assistance et de prévention de la radicalisation“ (National Assistance and Radicalization Prevention Center, CNAPR). Persons believed to be wanting to leave to the region, or to have radicalized / be on the path to radicalization, can since be reported to the CNAPR. The calls are taken by police officers from the “Unité de coordination de la lutte antiterroriste” (Coordination Unit for the Fight Against Terrorism, UCLAT), who are assisted by a psychologist. It receives on average between 60 and 80 calls every day. From the end of April 2014 until end of September 2016, 12.265 alerts had been processed either by the CNAPR or the Security Staff in the prefectures (4.015 of them had been signaled until March 2015, 8.250 until January 2016). In total, 15.000 persons have been signaled through UCLAT, the prefectures or different intelligence services; 80 percent of them are adults, 70 percent of those are males, whilst females make up for the biggest part of the minors. 36 percent are converts. Seven percent of those signaled left to the SYRAQ region, and 20 per cent of them died there. Of the total number of persons, UCLAT is monitoring about 2.000 which are deemed potentially dangerous.

The information gathered and analyzed is forwarded to the prefecture responsible for the region the signaled person lives in as well as to the internal intelligence service (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure, DGSI). The prefect then notifies the relevant public prosecutor. If the reported case concerns a minor, the prosecutor can then strive for the implementation of educational assistance measures with regard to the family concerned. With the prosecutor’s consent, the prefect also notifies the mayor of the municipality the person concerned lives in. In conjunction with the prosecutor, the prefect orders stings the relevant local follow-up unit into action, which each département (county) was ordered to create in February 2015. Critics argue that this system relies too heavily on state and security services, which is partially keeping people from calling the hotline and working together with the units.

These units consist of state institutions (such as the police, the justice sector and the employment agency), regional and local authorities (such as social services) and local associative networks. Through these different actors, the units are meant to aim at providing tailored measures to assist the families of the individual in question as well as the individual him/herself. A social worker is supposed to be assigned to each case to keep track of the process. Whilst the prefect initiates this action, the role of the mayor is to assure comprehensive and coherent action taking into account the individual situation of the individual in question. Local and intercommunal councils on security and crime prevention (Conseils locaux et intercommunaux de sécurité et de prévention de la délinquance, CLISPD) should be implicated as well. Via the CLISPD, the prefect can entrust a deputy prefect with the mission to take up preventive measures and to create fallow-up units in the counties.

Apart from the fact that CLISPD are only created for municipalities with a population of more than 10.000 inhabitants and consequently this instrument cannot be used in certain rural areas, other structural problems persist: the division of tasks is not always clear, and the phenomenon of radicalization is complex. There is thus some confusion about who can or should do what, and those who find themselves confronted with the phenomenon all too often lack specific knowledge and expertise, as has amongst others been pointed out to by the Association of the Mayors of France (Association des maires de France, AMF).

Furthermore, it is proving difficult to find trained specialists who are capable of working with radicalized persons, and some families are not willing to cooperate with the follow-up unit designed for changing the path of one of their kin. This is stated by the Inter-ministerial Guide for Prevention of Radicalization dating from March 2016, provided by the Inter-ministerial Committee for Prevention of Crime and Radicalization (Comité interministériel de prévention de la délinquance et la radicalisation, CIPDR), the institution in charge of the non-repressive pillar of the French prevention efforts which is also responsible for the monitoring and quality assurance of the work of the follow-up units. In its report to the parliament for the year 2015, the CIPDR is stating that the follow-up units are not being handled coherently, with confusion over the the roles of the different partners, affecting the efficiency of the work of the units.

This is aggravated by the large and steadily growing number of those being followed-up upon with the goal of disengaging them from violence, posing a problem to proper monitoring in general: by 13th October 2016, 2.240 persons had been directed into programs monitored by local units, as well as 972 families (1.600 persons / 800 families in May 2016). Furthermore, a large number of the individuals concerned are at the same time being followed-up upon by the police, implying a heightened level of radicalization of these individuals.


The first actor that had been commissioned with the work of disengagement simultaneously to the creation of the national hotline in April 2014 was the Center for the Prevention of Sectarian Aberrations Linked to Islam (Centre de prévention des dérives sectaires liées à l’Islam, CPDSI). … …  


France’s challenges for working out a coherent strategy against violent radicalization and terrorism. A broad (and incomplete) outline. | sicherheitspolitik-blog.de


Milena Uhlmann is Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) in London and the author of various publications on conversion to Islam in Western Europe, radicalization processes and deradicalization approaches. (Latest publication: “Radicalisation et déradicalisation”, co-authored chapter with Asiem El Difraoui in his recent book “Le djihadisme”, Presses Universitaires de France, 2016) Since the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher attacks until after the Paris attacks of November 13, 2015, she has mainly worked in France on issues related to these phenomena. The views expressed are solely those of the author.

“Nothing to do with Islam”?


It is my personal opinion that the following article opens an important perspective on the Islamic world and how it is perceived or “misperceived” from us “Westerners.”

Personally, I do not 100% agree with the vision described, also because I know many Muslims that have nothing to do with this “interpretation” of the Muslim religion, but It remain the fact that we should all stop to always try to justify and disconnect the extremist part of Islam from the “general Islam”.

The most important thing that we should all understand is that “terrorism” triggered on religion cannot be treated like any other form of Terrorism.  In fact, if with “general terroristic groups” (thus not triggered by faith) there is always the possibility to “find an exit”, with religious terrorism there is no chance.

How could you say to a person who acts in the name of a god, that god has changed his mind? 

I live to you all any further consideration on this article, and more generally on the “big issue”.

Danilo Amelotti


Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.” — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.”

The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar’s programs… Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches… Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?” — Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, a scholar of Islamic law and graduate of Egypt’s Al Azhar University.

The jihadists who carry out terrorist attacks in the service of ISIS, for example, are merely following the commands in the Quran, both 9:5, “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them…” and Quran 8:39, “So fight them until there is no more fitna [strife] and all submit to the religion of Allah.

“Archbishop Welby — and Egypt’s extraordinary President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — has finally had the courage to say in public that if one insists on remaining “religiously illiterate,” it is impossible to solve the problem of religiously motivated violence.

For the first time, a European establishment figure from the Church has spoken out against an argument exonerating ISIS and frequently peddled by Western political and cultural elites. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, speaking in France on November 17, said that dealing with the religiously-motivated violence in Europe”

requires a move away from the argument that has become increasingly popular, which is to say that ISIS is ‘nothing to do with Islam’… Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.

“Archbishop Welby also said that, “It’s very difficult to understand the things that impel people to some of the dreadful actions that we have seen over the last few years unless you have some sense of religious literacy”.

“Religious literacy” has indeed been in short supply, especially on the European continent. Nevertheless, all over the West, people with little-to-no knowledge of Islam, including political leaders, journalists and opinion makers, have all suddenly become “experts” on Islam and the Quran, assuring everybody that ISIS and other similarly genocidal terrorist groups have nothing to do with the purported “religion of peace,” Islam.

It is therefore striking finally to hear a voice from the establishment, especially a man of the Church, oppose, however cautiously, this curiously uniform (and stupefyingly uninformed) view of Islam. Until now, establishment Churches, despite the atrocities committed against Christians by Muslims, have been exceedingly busy only with so-called “inter-faith dialogue.” Pope Francis has even castigated Europeans for not being even more accommodating towards the migrants who have overwhelmed the continent, asking Europeans:

“What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom?… the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters?

“(Perhaps the Pope, before rhetorically asking Europeans to sacrifice their lives for their migrant “brothers and sisters” should ask himself whether many of the Muslim migrants in Europe consider Europeans their “brothers and sisters”?)

A statement on Islam is especially significant coming from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the senior bishop and principal leader of the Anglican Church and the symbolic head of the Anglican Communion, which stands at around 85 million members worldwide, the third-largest communion in the world.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (left), recently said that dealing with the religiously-motivated violence in Europe “requires a move away from the argument that has become increasingly popular, which is to say that ISIS is ‘nothing to do with Islam’… Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.” (Image source: Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Only a year ago, commenting on the Paris massacres, the Archbishop followed conventional politically correct orthodoxy, pontificating that, “The perversion of faith is one of the most desperate aspects of our world today.” He explained that Islamic State terrorists have distorted their faith to the extent that they believe they are glorifying their God. Since then, he has clearly changed his mind.

Can one expect other Church leaders and political figures to heed Archbishop Welby’s words, or will they be conveniently overlooked? Western leaders have noticeably practiced selective hearing for many years and ignored truths that did not fit the “narrative” politicians apparently wished to imagine, especially when spoken by actual experts on Islam. When, in November 2015, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, a scholar of Islamic law and graduate of Egypt’s Al Azhar University, explained why the prestigious institution, which educates mainstream Islamic scholars, refused to denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, none of them was listening:

“The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar’s programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from non-Muslims]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?”

Nor did Western leaders listen when The Atlantic, hardly an anti-establishment periodical, published a study by Graeme Wood, who researched the Islamic State and its ideology in depth. He spoke to members of the Islamic State and Islamic State recruiters and concluded:

“The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam”.

In the United States, another establishment figure, Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Donald Trump’s incoming White House Chief of Staff, recently made statements to the same effect as the Archbishop of Canterbury. “Clearly there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic and we know them; we’ve seen it,” Priebus said when asked to comment on incoming National Security Adviser former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s view that Islam is a political ideology that hides behind being a religion.

In much of American society, Flynn’s view that Islam is a political ideology is considered controversial, despite the fact that the political and military doctrines of Islam, succinctly summarized in the concept of jihad, are codified in Islamic law, sharia, as found in the Quran and the hadiths. The jihadists who carry out terrorist attacks in the service of ISIS, for example, are merely following the commands in the Quran, both 9:5, “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them…” and Quran 8:39, “So fight them until there is no more fitna [strife] and all submit to the religion of Allah.”

The question becomes, then, whether other establishment figures will also acknowledge what someone like Archbishop Welby — and Egypt’s extraordinary President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — has finally had the courage to say in public: that if one insists on remaining “religiously illiterate,” it is impossible to solve the problem of religiously motivated violence.

Judith Bergman is a writer, columnist, lawyer and political analyst.

Source: “Nothing to do with Islam”?

British hostage ‘held by al-Qaeda’ in Yemen released – BBC News


David Cameron gives SAS the green light to attack ISIS in Syria and Iraq | Daily Mail Online

It is sad to think that we needed other Civilian victims to have the decision to push the war against ISIS.

But finally, with the article following my comments, we get to know that British SAS teams can finally launch killing raids on ISIS.  We are now expecting that also all other western countries will enforce a similar order!

The time to talk and hesitation is finished long time ago!!!!


Britain’s secret war on ISIS: Cameron gives SAS the green light to launch killing raids on terror leaders inside Syria and Iraq

Intelligence sources reveal SAS has been given ‘carte blanche’ to attack

Elite force of up to 100 troops expected to be committed to the secret war

David Cameron pledged a ‘broad spectrum’ response to Tunisian massacre

ISIS gunman Seifeddine Rezgui murdered 30 British tourists in Sousse


British special forces have been given the green light to launch raids deep into ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq, senior intelligence sources have revealed.

Amid growing alarm at the threat posed directly to Britain, the SAS has been given ‘carte blanche’ to kill or capture the terror group’s leaders – including the masterminds behind the Tunisian beach massacre.

An elite force of up to 100 troops is expected to be committed to the secret war, working alongside US special forces and Navy Seal teams.


An elite force of up to 100 troops is expected to be committed to the secret war, working alongside US special forces and Navy Seal teams

David Cameron last week pledged a ‘broad spectrum’ response to the murder of 30 British tourists by ISIS gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse.

According to the Sunday Times the SAS and SBS will be working with MI6 and GCHQ, the government’s eavesdropping service, to target Isis and other terror groups which pose a threat to Britain.

The operations will be planned and co-ordinated by permanent joint headquarters in Northwood, northwest London. Sources said each mission will probably require the approval of the prime minister.

One senior intelligence source told the Sunday Times: ‘The SAS have been pushing to be more proactive for quite a while.

‘In the past couple of years they have planned a number of operations in Syria when the chemical weapon threat was high but the missions were vetoed at the highest level because of the risks involved.

‘The Tunisian attack has led to a rethink and has speeded up the inevitable use of SF [special forces] against Islamic State.’

KEEP READING AT: via David Cameron gives SAS the green light to attack ISIS in Syria and Iraq | Daily Mail Online.


Terrorism… Meanwhile many still believe that terrorism won’t seriously affect Europe… Meanwhile many still believe that ISIS can be controlled sending just a few hundreds soldiers in Middle East countries… Meanwhile many still believe that we are safe, that guns owner are the real danger and that Illegal Immigration must be “supported” because “they are refugee fleeing from war”… Meanwhile the people is discussing about “Gender”, raising “peace & love” flags in every second corner of our western world… in few hours, 4 different attacks have been perpetrated, in four different countries, to four different “kind of target”, right in front of our eyes…

The victims where not politicians, soldiers, police or any other “specific” target… they where “nobody and everybody”!!!

The time for talking and unnecessary political battles is over! Now is the time to act and stop believing in fairy tales. Now it’s time for our politicians, all (honest, dishonest, corrupt, old, young, left or right, gay or straight, women or men, Christians or Muslims or Hindus or any other religion or belief, whites or blacks or yellow or blue), to stop talking of useless matter, and act to seriously stop all this!!!

Religious terrorism is like a cancer; maybe, when you take it in time, it will be possible to stop it after an invasive surgery followed by radiotherapy. Vice versa, if you are late, or you underestimate it, it will spread everywhere, and there won’t be any more chances to defeat it!

Well, ISIS have been underestimated for too long!!!


L’EFFETTO FARFALLA e l’ Isis… il manuale per mettere “Roma a ferro e fuoco” (da – IlGiornale.it)

Avete presente l’effetto Farfalla?

Effetto farfalla è una locuzione che racchiude in sé la nozione maggiormente tecnica di dipendenza sensibile alle condizioni iniziali, presente nella teoria del caos. L’idea è che piccole variazioni nelle condizioni iniziali producano grandi variazioni nel comportamento a lungo termine di un sistema.


Se ora vi state chiedendo cosa c’entri questo con l’articolo che segue, vuol dire che ancora non avete realmente realizzato cosa sia l’ISIS, come il terrorismo funzioni, e soprattutto cosa stia causando il nostro sterile “attendere e guardare” mentre affermiamo che ci dispiace vedere delle persone inermi morire li in quel freddo televisore!!!!

Tra le tante forme di terrorismo che abbiamo conosciuto nella nostra storia, probabilmente il terrorismo religioso e’ il peggiore; infatti, se con un gruppo di terroristi “politici” o comunque animati da ideali “umani” si potrebbe pensare di arrivare ad una soluzione o ad una trattativa, con il terrorismo religioso non si può’!  Sedersi ad un tavolo di trattativa con queste persone pensando di poter ottenere qualcosa, sarebbe come “voler far passare un cammello per la cruna di un ago (vi ricorda niente questa citazione?).

La strategia che sta adottando l’ISIS e’ (sul piano del terrore) vincente… Infatti, mentre noi esitiamo nelle scelte e nelle decisioni, mentre noi continuiamo a cercare non so quale dialogo con non so chi, mentre noi continuiamo a permettere che migliaia di sconosciuti invadano il nostro territorio, loro attaccano chiunque e dovunque … ed e’ così’ che a poco a poco tutti realizzate (io lo so da molti anni come funziona) che non serve molto per causare un onda di paura gigantesca … basta che due pazzi (o anche solo uno) entrino in un qualsiasi posto pieno di civili (senza razza, religione, colore della pelle o altro, solo cosiddetti “civili”) e sparino all’impazzata… anche quando nessuno fosse colpito, tutti iniziereste a domandarvi (quasi con timore di farvi sentire) dove colpiranno domani!!


E poi escono questi articoli (come quello che segue il mio commento) … e la gente leggendoli si stupisce e si chiede se sia realmente possibile … i giornalisti li scrivono come se fosse lo scoop del secolo … eppure e’ già da molto che questi ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda etc. spargono il male nel mondo intero… ma noi, anzi lasciatemi dire VOI, vi stupite e continuate a postare della vostra passeggiata in moto o del bel vestito o del cane che soffre, ma quando una notizia di come l’ISIS abbia ucciso madre e 2 figli impiccandoli ad un ponte, o centinaia di persone vengono trucidate in Nigeria, nessuno la pubblica sulle sue bacheche, e tutti sono contenti di Sentire i nostri politici che ci rassicurano dicendo che a noi non succederà’ nulla, che noi siam sicuri!!!!

Allora veniamo all’EFFETTO FARFALLA:  noi (gli stati, i politici, i governi, ed anche i privati cittadini) oggi stiamo provocando una minima variazione che domani (tra 5-10-15-20 anni e chissa’) sarà una variazione enorme… anzi ne stiamo facendo molte di queste piccole variazioni… Lasciamo che l’immigrazione di massa ci stravolga, togliamo i crocifissi dalle scuole, cambiamo le nostre tradizioni, addirittura scendiamo da un pullman perché a dei mussulmani non va che le nostre donne vestano la minigonna… e loro, i terroristi, il male, il demonio o come ca**o lo volete chiamare, loro continuano a guadagnare terreno … fino a quando non sara’ troppo tardi!!!!


Vi lascio all’articolo…



Dopo l’attacco in Tunisa è allerta terrorismo in tutta Italia. Il nostro Paese, come ha più volte sootolineato anche il Viminale, potrebbe essere nel mirino dell’Isis soprattutto in concomitanza di grandi eventi come Expo e il Giubileo straordinario voluto da Papa Francesco.

Ed è proprio su Roma che i jihadisti dell’Isis e le cellule dormienti presenti in Italia hanno messo gli occhi.

Così su un nuovo ebook diffuso in rete qualche lupo solitario dispensa consigli su come mettere Roma a ferro e fuoco. L’autore del testo avrebbe “studiato la jihad globale per 10 anni, ha conoscenza dei diversi tipi di gruppi della jihad nel mondo, le loro sconfitte e i successi”. Poi si entra nel dettaglio del piano del terrore: “L’avvento della guerra per la conquista di Roma – scrivono – consisterà principalmente di guerriglia urbana nelle città e nelle strade europee”.

Dopo l’addestramento con le normali armi la guida suggerisce di imparare ad usare anche armi definite “rudimentali perché sono facili da utilizzare e perché in molti casi non sono illegali. Questo tipo di armi sono considerate potenzialmente letali, e sono buone anche per l’autodifesa. Non devono mancare archi e frecce fatti in casa, balestre, fionde, molotov, fucili ad aria (che sono facilmente rintracciabili nei negozi che vendono articoli per cacciatori), pistole a pellet con punte di metallo”. In una delle foto che illustrano il libro digitale, poi, compare anche la foto di una pistola balestra usata per la caccia che si consiglia si usare per gli “attacchi silenziosi”. I primi tre esempi di armi presenti in questa lista, poi, possono essere fatte in casa. Quindi, il manuale suggerisce anche dove e come trovare le istruzioni per costruirle: “Utilizzate il browser Tor per ricercare come sono fatte su Wikihow.com. Inoltre avere armi moderne richiede soldi e fatica. Oltre ad essere letali, poi, queste possono essere pericolose per chi le detiene. Se vi fermano con un’arma di questo genere sarete imprigionati con una condanna molto lunga. Tuttavia, se vi arrestano è sempre meglio dire che fate parte di una banda locale e non di una cellula terroristica islamista”. A questo punto, come racconta il Tempo, ecco l’elenco dei luoghi dove è possibile trovare le armi: “Si trovano di solito nel mercato nero. I musulmani che hanno fatto parte di bande o sono in carcere per reati minori sanno che bisogna contattare gli spacciatori nei posti del mercato clandestino e chiedere loro come fare per acquistarne una”.

Per quanto riguarda l’utilizzo di ordigni esplosivi la guida del bravo combattente indica le parti necessarie per creare un dispositivo dal sicuro effetto deflagrante. Insieme alle foto, ecco una breve guida su come costruire una bomba. Intanto il manuale indica che sono quattro le parti necessarie: “Serve un contenitore che può essere di qualsiasi dimensione. Una bottiglia o una pentola a pressione portatile, anche una macchina. Poi serve l’innesco, polvere esplosiva mescolata con lo zucchero, o un elastico acceso manualmente, oppure del liquido infiammabile. Il combustibile, che può essere anche una bomboletta a gas, fertilizzanti, bombolette spray, etc. In ultimo il contenitore dovrà essere riempito do materiali che con l’esplosione arriveranno a colpire dappertutto per ferire la gente. All’occorrenza potranno essere usati chiodi, sfere metalliche e rocce taglienti”. Su Youtube comunque, rassicura l’autore, esistono video che mostrano come sono fatti questi ordigni. Anche in questo caso bisogna utilizzare il browser Tor per “navigare in sicurezza”. In fondo, aggiunge la guida, “basta vedere cosa accade gettando un deodorante nel fuoco per capire gli effetti”.

via Isis, il manuale per mettere “Roma a ferro e fuoco” – IlGiornale.it.

Map shows how ISIS tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online

The terrifying rise of ISIS: Map that shows how terror group’s tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan

ISIS began as Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and militants had just 1,000 soldiers, but it has grown to more than 30,000

Reach of ISIS now spans Middle East and northern Africa, with only the Mediterranean sea separating from Europe

Terrorist groups around the world now pledging allegiance to Islamic State as groups seize destabilised countries

Experts say ISIS’ control in Libya could create potential ‘disaster scenario’ and coalition airstrikes are fueling the militants’ manipulative propaganda

ISIS has 31,500 loyal fighters according to CIA but estimates place this far higher at around 200,000 militants

Born out of the Iraqi War in 2003, Islamic State’s deadly grip has stretched across the Middle East and into northern-Africa where today, only the Mediterranean Sea separates the militants from Europe.

It has conquered regions of Iraq, Syria and recently Libya while building a terrifying support structure in Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s Sinai Province, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Algeria.

And this tyrannical expansion is all part of its ‘global strategy’ to seize control of destablised countries while ‘engaging in all-out battle against the West,’ The Institute for the Study of War told MailOnline.

Counter-terrorism analyst Harleen Gambhir said: ‘What we’ve started to see is ISIS has begun to accelerate its operation to activate these sleeper groups that its reaching out to and it’s having international effects.’

The vastness of its influence went largely unnoticed among the wider public until Sunday when it released a gruesome video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach.

Keep reading at:  Map shows how ISIS tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online.

Kurdish forces repel ISIS near Irbil | National News – WBAL Home

IRBIL, Iraq (CNN) —After hours of heavy fighting, Kurdish fighters in Iraq have repelled an assault by ISIS fighters southwest of Irbil, Kurdish officials said.


Kurdish commanders say ISIS fighters had threatened to overrun Kurdish defensive positions in the area for a while, and the two sides were so close that airstrikes were not possible.

But by 3 a.m. local time Wednesday, the Peshmerga had succeeded in forcing ISIS back, allowing airstrikes to begin.

The commanders said about 40 ISIS fighters were killed, and Kurdish forces suffered several casualties. They said airstrikes contributed to the ISIS deaths.


A major assault:

ISIS launched the major assault from several directions Tuesday night near the towns of Gwer and Makhmour.

The towns are about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Irbil, the Kurdish capital.

A CNN team was in the area less than two weeks ago and was told by fighters at the front that ISIS was making almost daily attempts to infiltrate through Kurdish lines, which are strung out along a stretch of the River Zab.

Fortifications are few and far between. Volunteer fighters have very little in the way of weaponry.

In January, nearly 30 Peshmerga fighters were killed in the area by a surprise ISIS attack across the river.

Kurdish officials said they were concerned ISIS fighters would break through their lines. Had that happened, there would be little standing between ISIS and the Kurdish capital.

Tuesday’s attacks were likely aimed at drawing the already stretched Kurdish forces in many different directions to relieve the pressure on Mosul, which ISIS seized in June.

Kurdish forces recently have been trying to surround Mosul to cut off ISIS’ lines of supply from Syria, setting up what could be an eventual assault to try to expel the terror group from the city.

via Kurdish forces repel ISIS near Irbil | National News – WBAL Home.

Syrian Al-Qaeda Leader Captured in Mascara, Lipstick and a Burqa | The Gateway Pundit

Here we are. As soon as somebody affirm that Burqa should not be allowed in our nations, pacifist, right activist and the Muslim community start arguing that we should always and only respect their culture, thus leaving them the “freedom” to wear burqa!

I hope that this news will let people understand how real word is, and how a burqa could hide any person!

here the article:

Syrian forces captured a leader of al-Qaeda dresses as a woman. Complete with burqa, makeup and lipstick.

Raymond Ibrahim reported:

Yesterday, many Arabic-language Internet news websites posted the following pictures, purporting to be of the leader (or “emir”) of the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra [“Victory”] Front, which is in Syria waging jihad. According to these reports, Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani had managed to pass several military checkpoints dressed as a woman, until he was arrested by the Syrian army in al-Jaswiya, al-Qusayr, in his attempt to flee to neighboring Lebanon: “He shaved his beard, worked his eyebrows, and put on mascara and lipstick till he looked exactly like a woman.”

At least he looked better than this lovely bride captured in Iraq in 2007.

Nahrain.com reported: Iraqi security forces arrested a fake wedding procession. With fake bride (a man disguised as a bride) and groom who are wanted outlaws. The fake bride was one of the son’s of infamous Mahdi Army leader and killer of many Sunnis, Abu-Deraa, who is now hiding in Iran.

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L’Italia torna in Iraq: “Forze speciali e militari contro l’Isis”. È guerra al terrore, guarda il video

A margine della conferenza del consiglio dei ministri, ieri il Ministro della Difesa Roberta Pinotti ha parlato chiaro: “Faremo guerra all’Isis”. Ecco il piano italiano per combattere il terrorismo.


L’Italia torna in Iraq: “Forze speciali e militari contro l’Isis”. È guerra al terrore, guarda il video

“Il governo ha approvato la nuova operazione contro l’Isis, che vedrà impegnati oltre 500 militari italiani, tra addestratori, consiglieri e personale dell’Aeronautica”. Lo ha dichiarato ieri il ministro della Difesa Roberta Pinotti nella conferenza stampa al termine del Consiglio dei Ministri. Facendo una ulteriore importante specificazione riguardo al contingente afgano: “La missione in Afghanistan si riduce sensibilmente: avremo 500 militari contro i 632 odierni”.


L’Italia torna in Iraq, quindi, per combattere la guerra al terrorismo.

L’impegno italiano nella lotta contro l’Isis vedrà impegnati 500 uomini tra supporto aereo e addestramento delle truppe di terra. La Germania, invece, secondo quanto ha dichiarato il Ministro nel corso di un convegno presso il Casd (Centro alti studi difesa), non impegnerà più di 100 uomini contro il Califfato.

La questione interna è indissolubilmente legata a quella internazione, “per questo – ha detto il Ministro – in Cdm presenteremo insieme i decreti sulle missioni e sulla lotta al terrorismo internazionale perché le due questioni stanno insieme e i rischi arrivano direttamente in casa nostra”.

“Oggi non ha senso parlare di terrorismo interno ed esterno”, ha spiegato la Pinotti, sottolineando l’impegno italiano nelle diverse missioni come in Afghanistan, in Libano e nei Balcani.


Nel pacchetto anti-terrorismo approvato dal Cdm sono state stabilite le norme “per rendere l’italia un posto sicuro nel quale vivere sereni”, ha specificato in conferenza stampa il Ministro degli Interni Angelino Alfano. “Abbiamo anche previsto l’arresto per coloro i quali detengono materiale esplosivo che serve a preparare le armi o per quelli che omettono di denunciare il furto di questi stessi materiali”, ha aggiunto il ministro.

Diventa reato andare a combattere all’estero, non solo reclutare, con la previsione della detenzione da 3 a 6 anni per chi si arruola in organizzazioni terroristiche e per chi supporta i foreign fighters, mentre sono previsti da 5 a 10 anni per i ‘lupi solitari’, che si autoaddestrano all’uso di armi ed esplosivi. Con aggravante di pena per chi lo fa via web.

Più di qualcuno ha osservato che queste norme dovrebbero essere più severe e che una pena detentiva di 3 anni per i foreign fighter sembra davvero poca cosa.

“Nella sostanza andare a combattere all’estero è diventato reato. Prima era reato solo il reclutare, da stasera è reato andare a combattere all’estero”, replica il Ministro. “Abbiamo affermato il principio che si può seguire nei confronti dei sospettati di terrorismo lo stesso sistema di regole che si usano per i sospettati per mafia”, aggiungendo che “sono stati inoltre rafforzati i poteri di espulsione dei prefetti nei confronti di stranieri” sospetti e quelli per il “ritiro del passaporto e di documenti validi per espatrio”.



Già nello scorso ottobre il governo italiano aveva deciso di inviare sul fronte di guerra iracheno anche una squadra di forze speciali, come confermato dal ministro della Difesa nel corso di un’audizione di fronte alle commissioni parlamentari riunite di Esteri e Difesa.

“Probabilmente saranno una cinquantina di unità – ha rivelato al Fatto Quotidiano l’esperto militare Gianandrea Gaiani di Analisidifesa.it – e svolgeranno quella che è la missione principe delle forze speciali, ovvero quella di military advisor: consiglieri militari che operano in prima linea a fianco delle forze locali. Come lo faranno dipenderà dai ‘caveat’ nazionali alle loro regole d’ingaggio, come avvenne inizialmente in Afghanistan. Queste forze speciali sono state richieste agli alleati dal comando americano per costituire dei team da aggregare ai reparti curdi e iracheni che combattono in prima linea, come già fanno le forze speciali statunitensi, britanniche e australiane nelle zone di Mosul, Baji e Ramadi. Le unità di Forze speciali italiane non andranno in giro in automobile: il loro impiego presuppone l’invio di mezzi specifici come i blindati Lince e gli elicotteri Ch47 e Nh90. L’invio di questi ultimi in Iraq è notizia certa”.

Secondo fonti governative a partire saranno gli uomini provenienti dalle unità d’élite della ‘Task Force 45‘ appena rientrate dall’Afghanistan.

L’Italia ha deciso di impegnarsi fortemente contro l’Isis, come dimostrano i numeri: 80 consiglieri militari tra forze speciali ed esperti di sminamento, 200 istruttori e 220 uomini dell’Aeronautica, 2 droni Predator, 4 cacciabombardieri Tornado, 1 aerocisterna KC767 e i mezzi terrestri e aerei per le forze speciali.

La guerra al terrore, da parte dell’Italia, è cominciata sul serio.

“INVIEREMO 500 UOMINI IN IRAQ”, PARLA IL MINISTRO PINOTTI – GUARDA IL VIDEO al seguente link: L’Italia torna in Iraq: “Forze speciali e militari contro l’Isis”. È guerra al terrore, guarda il video.