The extremists released the following video, titled “A Message to the Allies of America,” Saturday which purportedly shows Haines’ beheading, shown on YouTube by Your Face
This is the 25-year-old Mohammad from Ishoej, the now-renamed Jacob. He disappeared September 2 of last year from the City of Copenhagen. According to friends and family, he went to Syria, where he has joined the extremely violent Islamist movement known as the Islamic State, IS. …
Radio24syv is in possession of nine pictures showing the 25-year-old man with a large beard, a scarf around his forehead and black clothes. He is wearing a gun belt with a pistol and a hand grenade, a belt bag and a belt on the chest with the words ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’.
In one photo, he sits on his knees, pointing with his right hand towards a severed head. In other photographs he stands along a fence, pointing at severed heads that are put on skewers, while the headless bodies are attached to the fence. Several of the photos shows signs of fresh blood.
A demonstration in Aarhus (Denmark), where Muslims are encouraged to denounce the terrorist group Islamic State, has had difficulty attracting participants. Muslims are afraid of being attacked or receiving hate mail from IS followers in Denmark, say representatives of the Muslim community in the city …
It is not surprising, says Ann-Sophie Hemmingsen, a researcher on radicalization at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), that many Muslims in Denmark fear reprisals.
“It is not currently possible to determine whether the fear of reaction from the IS support at home is justified. But it’s very understandable that Muslims in Denmark, showing their resistance to IS, fear that IS’s brutality in Iraq, for example, can be followed up with actions from the IS supporters at home,” she says. …
“None of the imams I have spoken to have been keen to set up and support the demonstration, and it’s really annoying,” said Mohammad Sabah Ahmad (organizer of the demonstration).
Obama's strategy against the Islamic State exposes Washington's lack of seriousness regarding combating terrorism, as it fights against only one group while arming others.
Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani voiced concern over the negative impacts of Washington's politically-tainted policy towards campaign against terrorism in various countries, saying that alleging attack on the ISIL in Iraq and arming the same group in Syria means a full lack of logic.
U.S. President Barack Obama wasn't Rambo or Captain America on Wednesday night, but his speech on fighting the Islamic State got the job done […]Though he didn't mention him by name, Obama took pains to remind everyone that despite his combative message, he was not George Bush the cowboy who sent hundreds of thousands of soldiers to Iraq and managed to isolate America in the process. But he also made clear, without admitting as much even to himself, that he is no longer the old Obama either – not the bright eyed and bushy tailed Obama who thought he would win Arab hearts with a speech in Cairo, nor the jilted and disillusioned Obama who wanted to put it all behind him and pivot to Asia.
1) The US is relying on allies, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who share the very ideology of ISIS.2) The US is relying on Arab and Muslim allies who have very bad standing among their own local populace.3) The US has an established track record: it usually replaces a bad monster with an even worse monster in the Middle East.
American Presidents become solemn when they announce new wars or military conflicts. They explain why the fight is necessary, how they will win in the end, and why America must lead. President Obama also followed this pattern in his speech from the White House. He described the crimes of the “ Islamic State,” (IS). He outlined his plan to defeat the Islamists with help from the Iraqis, Kurds, the Free Syrian Army as well and numerous allies. He became emotional when explaining why only America is capable of leading a coalition against IS.
In the space of a single primetime address on Wednesday night, Barack Obama dealt a crippling blow to a creaking, 40-year old effort to restore legislative primacy to American warmaking - a far easier adversary to vanquish than the Islamic State. Obama’s legal arguments for unilaterally expanding a war expected to last years have shocked even his supporters.
The Obama administration said that they have the right to strike forces whomever they declare to be the enemy in Syria without the consent of the Syrian government and, in fact, they made it clear they will not work with the Syrian government. That is the violation of the international law. The US government has no right whatsoever to arrogate itself to use force in Syria, a country that is technically at peace with the US. I think what is even more here what we have seen is the dishonest presentation to the American people.
"These facts are a clear examples of the inconsistencies characterizing US politics, and Western politics in general, in the conflicts unfolding in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Islamic world: extremely pragmatic, fluctuating, and unscrupulous policies, in which the villains of today are the allies of tomorrow and vice versa.'