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Ahmadiyyas Find Place as Islam Sect in Census in India
















In a Boko Haram video from January 2015, Abu Musab al-Barnawi was described as the group's spokesman

 

U.S. Designates Pakistan's Jamaat-Ur-Ahrar as 'Terrorist Group'

Bangladesh Police Chief Calls Islamic Terrorism In Bangladesh New Phenomenon

ISIS Group Announces New Boko Haram Leader in Nigeria

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India

Ahmadiyyas Find Place as Islam Sect in Census in India

No Bilateral Meeting between Rajnath and Pak Interior Minister

Ruckus in Bihar Legislative Council over Rising Terror in the State

Kerala School under scanner over missing people

Let Us Ensure Islam Becomes A Religion Of Peace: Karnataka Minister Roshan Baig To Haj Pilgrims

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Pakistan

U.S. Designates Pakistan's Jamaat-Ur-Ahrar as 'Terrorist Group'

Pak-Turk Schools Move Court to Prevent Adverse Action from Govt

Proposal to include Quran in syllabus rejected

Pentagon Not To Pay Pakistan $300 Million in Military Reimbursements

Pakistani terror suspect captained Italy cricket team, plotted attack for Islamic State

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South Asia

Bangladesh Police Chief Calls Islamic Terrorism In Bangladesh New Phenomenon

IS Has Grown Root in Bangladesh, NBC Reports

Foreign tourists attacked in West of Afghanistan, 4 wounded

Fire sweeps through major commercial market in Kabul

Afghan American police sergeant hailed as ‘Hero’ in New York

Afghan Taliban optimistic about peace process, ex-senior leader says

Explosion rocks Mehtarlam city, provincial council chief wounded

Gen. Raziq’s ban on Pak Rupees and reduction in Dollar rates in Kabul

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Africa

ISIS Group Announces New Boko Haram Leader in Nigeria

Dogara Bribing Members with $25,000, Claims Jibrin

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Europe

Migrant Smugglers to Europe May Finance Daesh

Danish Muslim Group Offers To Bury French Priest Killer

Russia’s Moves, Terrorism Fuel Talk of War in Europe

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Arab World

Deputy Hezbollah Leader: ISIS Will Increase Attacks in Europe

Isis Air Strikes: RAF Targets Saddam Hussein's Former Palace As Iraq Bombing Campaign Continues

Iraqi F16 aircraft destroys ISIS laboratories in Qa’im

Iran says 20 'terrorists' executed in single day

18th Airborne Corps deploys to coordinate fight against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

ISIS genocide of Yazidis in Iraq "ongoing"

Beyond shambles after ISIS is ridden out

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Mideast

Turkish PM Withdraws 1,500 Legal Cases

Turkish Lira Seen Weakening Further but No Russia-Style Rout

Greece denies call for 'Plan B' in EU-Turkey migrant deal

US secretary of state to visit Turkey at the end of August

Conversion of Istanbul’s Kuleli military school into hotel not on agenda: Defense minister

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North America

The Khan Family and American History’s Hidden Muslim Soldiers

A Blueprint for Muslim-American Activism

The Islamic State likes America’s dumb’ gun laws, defector says

ISIS Kill List Names 15,000 Christian Americans Targeted for Death

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Southeast Asia

Indonesian cleric loses appeal over militant camp

U.S. admiral warns Asia-Pacific may be next front in ISIS fight

Jakarta to get a “Halal Hub”

Myanmar to Increase Security For Aung San Suu Kyi After ISIS Death Threat

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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 Ahmadiyyas Find Place as Islam Sect in Census in India

August 4, 2016

The Ahmadiyyas, one of the most persecuted sects in the Muslim community, have finally managed find a place in India as a sect of Islam in the 2011 census. With a large section of Muslim clerics deeming the community to be heretics, successive governments in previous years had refrained from including them as a sect of Islam in the census report. This happened despite successive High Court judgments upholding their legal status as Muslims.

The community, which was recently lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its “religious tolerance and universal brotherhood”, has found its name included in the “Details of Sects/Religions clubbed under specific religious community” data released by the government last week. In earlier census reports, only Sunnis, Shias, Bohras and Agakhanis were identified as sects of Islam.

Conservative estimates of the community’s population in India, which originated in Qadiyan in Punjab, is pegged at 1 lakh. “It is a welcome move by the government,” said Mahmood Ahmed, former president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Mumbai.

The sect’s origins lie in Qadian in Punjab. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the movement in 1889. Rejecting orthodox Muslim beliefs, he preached that he was the promised messiah with the divinely inspired task of bringing God’s teaching into harmony with the present-day world. He said he was the messiah whose advent was awaited by Muslims, Christians and Jews alike, as well as the incarnation of Krishna.

Since its inception, the sect has been opposed by hardline Muslim clerics. This opposition culminated in a constitutional amendment in 1974 in Pakistan, declaring the Ahmadiyyas to be non-Muslims in the eyes of law. Soon after, there was widespread violence and persecution against the community in Pakistan.

Leading Islamic seminaries in India, like the the Darul Uloom Deoband, have also declared the community as non-Muslim. They are also not given representation on the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

Indian law, however, regards them as Muslims. The Kerala High Court in 1970 upheld their legal status as Muslims. It ruled that Ahmadiyyas are Muslims and that they cannot be declared apostates by other sects of the religion because they hold true to the two fundamental beliefs of Islam: that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad was a servant and messenger of God.

indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/ahmadiyyas-islam-sects-islam-ahmadiyyas-sect-ahmadiyyas-islam-islamic-sects-islam-india-ahmadiyya-legal-status-2011-census-india-population-india-news-2952701/

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U.S. designates Pakistan's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar as 'terrorist group'

August 4, 2016

The United States has added the Pakistani militant outfit Jamaat-ur-Ahrar to its list of global terrorists, triggering sanctions against a group that has staged multiple attacks on civilians, religious minorities and soldiers.

Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for at least five major attacks in Pakistan since December, including the Easter Sunday bombing in a public park that killed 70 people in the eastern city of Lahore.

It is a splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban movement that has also declared loyalty to Islamic State's leadership in the Middle East.

The group also claimed responsibility for the killing of two Pakistani employees of the U.S. Consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar in early March.

Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has not yet commented on the designation.

The designation, announced by the State Department in a statement on Wednesday, means anyone who supports Jamaat-ur-Ahrar could have their assets frozen by the U.S. government.

In recent years, Pakistan has also cracked down on movements that target its own citizens and institutions, including the Pakistani Taliban who are fighting to topple the government and install a strict interpretation of Islamic law.

Most recently, it launched a paramilitary crackdown in Punjab, the country's richest and most populous province, after the Easter bombing in Lahore, the provincial capital.

reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-militants-idUSKCN10F0MX

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Bangladesh Police Chief Calls Islamic Terrorism In Bangladesh New Phenomenon

4 Aug 2016

DHAKA – Bangladesh is witnessing an unprecedented surge in Islamist fundamentalism by indigenous groups, as well as those inspired by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, but the country’s police are more than able to deal with it, Bangladesh Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said in an interview with EFE on Wednesday.

“In the past, we had terrorism linked to politics, clandestine communists (...) and we eradicated them. But this radicalization and psychological shift in young people who believe that, by killing, they can go to heaven is a new phenomenon,” said Hoque.

“All security agencies are working at the highest level,” said Hoque arguing that the current crisis is an opportunity for authorities and the civil society to show that Bangladesh is not a jihadist territory.

This small but super-populated nation of 160 million people has witnessed more than 40 selective Islamist attacks since 2013, which have intensified over the last one year and affected religious minorities, secular thinkers and gay activists.

On July 1, a group pledging allegiance to IS raided a restaurant in the diplomatic heart of Dhaka, killing 22 people, including 17 foreigners, exposing a gap in the country’s security apparatus.

Hoque, however, maintains that “IS have no power in Bangladesh” and can only “inspire,” and blamed the attack and the wave of recent violence on banned local outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, or JMB, and Ansarullah Bangla Team, or ABT.

“IS and Al Qaeda are spreading a lot of propaganda, but there are also people who are indoctrinated on their own,” the chief explained.

Although the group that stormed Holey Artisan Bakery o’Kitchen in Dhaka and the nine attackers gunned down last week by the security forces, carried IS symbols on them, including uniforms and flags, Hoque maintained investigations established no link with the caliphate.

Meanwhile, the attack on the Holey Artisan bakery that triggered fear among the country’s expatriate community, has led the police to beef up security in the city’s affluent neighborhoods.

“I think that foreigners are safe, but they will have to be vigilant. We have offered a list of restaurants, hotels where they can go,” he said, adding that “at the moment one should not move around alone.”

He also said that 30,000 new police officers are going to be recruited in the next three years and a special command force will also be created even as existing security measures are being strengthened.

Hoque clarified that the jihadist network in Bangladesh is not very large, with maybe over a 100 members who assign a mission and instructions to six or seven people through mobile messages.

On Tuesday, Hoque had identified two suspects, Bangladeshi-origin Canadian Tamim Choudhry and the former army major Ziaul Haque, both of whose whereabouts are unknown and who have long been under watch as top leaders of the local jihadist network, each respectively commanding a new faction of JMB and ABT.

In dissonance with allegations by the government, Hoque refused to link opposition political forces with the recent wave of attacks.

“No party likes insurgency,” he said, although adding that some of the arrested jihadists were members of the youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh’s main religious party and whose leadership is currently facing trial for war crimes.

laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=12395&ArticleId=2417971

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ISIS Group Announces New Boko Haram Leader in Nigeria

August 4, 2016

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims, according to an interview published Wednesday by the Islamic State group.

He also says there is a Western plot to Christianize the region and has accused charities of using their aid for that purpose, according to a SITE Intelligence Group translation of an interview published Wednesday in the Islamic State newspaper al-Nabaa.

The newspaper identified Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the new “wali,” or governor, of its so-called West Africa Province. The “wali” title was previously used to describe long-time Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

The report did not say what Shekau’s current status was, although there have been rumours for weeks that he had been replaced.

The interview with al-Barnawi indicates a major shift in strategy for the Nigerian extremists, who have killed many more Muslims than Christians in attacks in mosques with suicide bombers and gunmen.

There have also been attacks on crowded marketplaces in predominantly Muslim areas and the killings and kidnappings of schoolchildren. The targeting of students accounts for its nickname Boko Haram, which means Western education is sinful or forbidden.

“They strongly seek to Christianize the society. ... They exploit the condition of those who are displaced under the raging war, providing them with food and shelter and then Christianizing their children,” SITE Intelligence quotes the new leader as saying.

Al-Barnawi says the militants will respond to that threat by “booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those (Christians) who we find from the citizens of the cross.”

Wednesday’s announcement indicates a coup by Boko Haram breakaway group Ansaru against Shekau, and follows a trend of extremist Islamic groups moving away from al-Qaida to the Islamic State, analyst Jacob Zenn said.

Ansaru broke away from Boko Haram because it disagrees with the indiscriminate killing of civilians, especially Muslims.

Al-Barnawi is the pseudonym of a Nigerian journalist allied with Ansaru, which is known for kidnapping foreigners, according to Zenn.

In March 2015, Shekau switched allegiance from al-Qaida and declared that Boko Haram be known as the Islamic State’s West Africa Province. At the time, Boko Haram was the most powerful military force in northeast Nigeria, controlling a huge area and was better equipped and motivated than Nigerian forces.

Under Shekau, the seven-year insurgency spread to neighboring countries, killed more than 20,000 people and drove more than 2.2 millon from their homes, and created what aid workers are calling a catastrophic humanitarian emergency with children dying of starvation daily.

Boko Haram last week ambushed a humanitarian convoy, killing three civilians including a U.N. employee and causing the suspension of U.N. aid to newly liberated but still dangerous areas of Nigeria’s northeast.

Since last year, Nigeria has a new leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator who has better armed and motivated security forces. He is also fighting corruption that diverted $2.1 billion that was meant to buy weapons to fight the Islamic uprising, and is cooperating with a multinational force that has the extremists on the run.

In the interview, al-Barnawi said that under his leadership the militants will work to seize back territory. He said that increasing numbers of youth are joining the cause, though Nigeria’s military reports that hundreds of its fighters have surrendered as aerial bombardments and ground assaults cut supply routes.

washingtonpost.com/world/africa/islamic-state-group-announces-new-boko-haram-leader/2016/08/03/af911346-59d8-11e6-8b48-0cb344221131_story.html

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India

Ahmadiyyas Find Place as Islam Sect in Census in India

August 4, 2016

The Ahmadiyyas, one of the most persecuted sects in the Muslim community, have finally managed find a place in India as a sect of Islam in the 2011 census. With a large section of Muslim clerics deeming the community to be heretics, successive governments in previous years had refrained from including them as a sect of Islam in the census report. This happened despite successive High Court judgments upholding their legal status as Muslims.

The community, which was recently lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its “religious tolerance and universal brotherhood”, has found its name included in the “Details of Sects/Religions clubbed under specific religious community” data released by the government last week. In earlier census reports, only Sunnis, Shias, Bohras and Agakhanis were identified as sects of Islam.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/ahmadiyyas-islam-sects-islam-ahmadiyyas-sect-ahmadiyyas-islam-islamic-sects-islam-india-ahmadiyya-legal-status-2011-census-india-population-india-news-2952701/

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No bilateral meeting between Rajnath and Pak Interior Minister

August 4, 2016

Islamabad: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will not have any bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on the sidelines of the SAARC ministerial meeting, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said today.

Singh arrived here last evening to attend the 7th SAARC Home/Interior Ministers’ conference during which he is expected to raise the issue of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, designated as global terrorist, and cross border terrorism.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/no-bilateral-meeting-rajnath-pak-interior-minister-996144/

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Ruckus in Bihar Legislative Council over Rising Terror in the State

Aug 4, 2016

PATNA: BJP members on Wednesday created ruckus in the Bihar legislative council during zero hour over the rise in terrorist activities in various parts of the state, particularly Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Nalanda and Bhojpur , in recent months. The opposition members sought a special debate on this sensitive issue. Earlier, Bihar used to be a transit centre for terrorists but now it is fast becoming an epicentre for terrorists, alleged BJP members.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Ruckus-over-rising-terror/articleshow/53537862.cms

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Kerala school under scanner over missing people

Aug 04, 2016

A school in Kerala popular with NRI parents is under police scanner after it emerged that several among the 21 missing people suspected to have joined terror outfits abroad had links with the institution.

The mystery over the school’s association with the disappearances deepened further after the arrest of a woman from the Delhi airport three days ago as she was attempting to slip out of the country.

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/india-news/ht-special-kerala-school-under-scanner-over-missing-people/story-z2hOtsM4QdZnoq8muZr6KL.html

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Let us ensure Islam becomes a religion of peace: Karnataka minister Roshan Baig to haj pilgrims

Aug 3, 2016

MANGALURU: Minister for Urban Development and Haj Roshan Baig gave a clarion call to Muslims headed for holy Haj pilgrimage to ensure that Islam truly becomes a religion of peace that it is. Decrying a spate of terror related attacks being carried out in the name of Islam the world over, the minister said terrorism and Islam have no relation and Islam does not preach violence or such acts in the name of religion nor does it permit maiming and killing of innocents.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/Let-us-ensure-Islam-becomes-a-religion-of-peace-Karnataka-minister-Roshan-Baig-to-haj-pilgrims/articleshow/53527608.cms

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Pakistan

U.S. designates Pakistan's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar as 'terrorist group'

August 4, 2016

The United States has added the Pakistani militant outfit Jamaat-ur-Ahrar to its list of global terrorists, triggering sanctions against a group that has staged multiple attacks on civilians, religious minorities and soldiers.

Full report at: reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-militants-idUSKCN10F0MX

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Pak-Turk schools move court to prevent adverse action from govt

August 4, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Pak-Turk school network approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday in order to avoid adverse action against their 28 branches in 10 cities across Pakistan.

This comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Pakistani government to close down the Pak-Turk schools as the Turkish government believes the school chain is part of a network owned by Fetullah Gulen, a political rival of Mr Erdogan. Turkey has declared Gulen’s organisation a terrorist entity after the coup attempt in July 15.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275277/pak-turk-schools-move-court-to-prevent-adverse-action-from-govt

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Proposal to include Quran in syllabus rejected

August 4, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday rejected the government’s proposal to include teachings of Quran in schools syllabus.

The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training had sent a set of books which contain Quran verses with translation to the CII for vetting. The ministry had proposed to teach these books in schools up to class tenth.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275274/proposal-to-include-quran-in-syllabus-rejected

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Pentagon not to pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements

August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a US official said.

Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past decade, with US officials frustrated by what they term Islamabad's unwillingness to act against Islamist groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275335/pentagon-not-to-pay-pakistan-300-million-in-military-reimbursements

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Pakistani terror suspect captained Italy cricket team, plotted attack for Islamic State

August 4, 2016

A Pakistani man expelled from Italy for allegedly plotting an attack in the name of the militant Islamic State (IS) group used to captain the Italian youth cricket team, media reports said Wednesday.

Full report at: pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/03/national/pakistani-terror-suspect-captained-italy-cricket-team-plotted-attack-for-islamic-state/

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South Asia

Bangladesh Police Chief Calls Islamic Terrorism In Bangladesh New Phenomenon

4 Aug 2016

DHAKA – Bangladesh is witnessing an unprecedented surge in Islamist fundamentalism by indigenous groups, as well as those inspired by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, but the country’s police are more than able to deal with it, Bangladesh Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said in an interview with EFE on Wednesday.

“In the past, we had terrorism linked to politics, clandestine communists (...) and we eradicated them. But this radicalization and psychological shift in young people who believe that, by killing, they can go to heaven is a new phenomenon,” said Hoque.

Full report at: laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=12395&ArticleId=2417971

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IS has grown root in Bangladesh, NBC reports

4 Aug 2016

Apart from being fully operational, middle east-based Islamist terrorist outfit Islamic State has grown its root into Bangladesh, reports US news channel NBC.

Citing a document placed at the White House, NBC reports that as of August IS expanded to 18 countries with roots in at least six, including Bangladesh.

Full report at: thedailystar.net/world/has-grown-root-bangladesh-report-1264447

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Foreign tourists attacked in West of Afghanistan, 4 wounded

Thu Aug 04 2016

A group of foreign tourists were attacked in the western Herat province of Afghanistan earlier today with preliminary reports suggesting at least four of them were wounded.

There are no reports regarding the identity of the foreigners who were on a tour in Herat province.

Full report at: khaama.com/foreign-tourists-attacked-in-west-of-afghanistan-4-wounded-01644

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Fir sweeps through major commercial market in Kabul

Thu Aug 04 2016

A huge fire swept through a major commercial market in Kabul earlier today as the Kabul Fire Department workers are busy to extinguish the blaze.

The incident has taken place in Zadran Market which is one of the main shop centers located in the West of Kabul city.

Full report at: khaama.com/fir-sweeps-through-major-commercial-market-in-kabul-01643

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Afghan American police sergeant hailed as ‘Hero’ in New York

Thu Aug 04 2016

An Afghan American police sergeant has been hailed as a ‘Hero’ for his bravery by taking a suspicious device out of a crowded area in the city by putting his life on risk together with another fellow cop.

The incident took place on 20th July when police sergeant Hameed Armani was on duty together with Officer Peter Cybulski.

The suspicious device was tossed into the van by a man in a sport utility vehicle in Times Square.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-american-police-sergeant-hailed-as-hero-in-new-york-01642

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Afghan Taliban optimistic about peace process, ex-senior leader says

Thu Aug 04 2016

A former top leader of the Taliban group Agha Jan Mutasim has said the group is optimistic about peace process with the Afghan government.

Mutasim was serving as the minister of finance during the Taliban regime and political head of Taliban’s Quetta Council.

The remarks by Mutasim come as the group rejected the earlier calls by Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) consisting of Afghanistan, Pakistan, US and China to participate in peace talks.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-taliban-optimistic-about-peace-process-ex-senior-leader-says-01641

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Explosion rocks Mehtarlam city, provincial council chief wounded

Thu Aug 04 2016

A relatively heavy explosion rocked Mehtarlam city the provincial capital of eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan earlier today.

The blast targeted the provincial council chief who was wounded in the attack along with several others.

Full report at: khaama.com/explosion-rocks-mehtarlam-city-provincial-council-chief-wounded-01640

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Gen. Raziq’s ban on Pak Rupees and reduction in Dollar rates in Kabul

Wed Aug 03 2016

The provincial police chief of the southern Kandahar province General Abdul Raziq has reportedly put a ban on Pakistani Rupees in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

In the meantime the Dollar rates against the Afghani currency witnessed an unprecedented reduction in the main exchange market of Kabul city, Sarai Shahzada – Shahzada Market, today.

Full report at: khaama.com/gen-raziqs-ban-on-pak-rupees-and-reduction-in-dollar-rates-in-kabul-01638

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Africa

ISIS Group Announces New Boko Haram Leader in Nigeria

August 4, 2016

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims, according to an interview published Wednesday by the Islamic State group.

Full report at: washingtonpost.com/world/africa/islamic-state-group-announces-new-boko-haram-leader/2016/08/03/af911346-59d8-11e6-8b48-0cb344221131_story.html

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Dogara bribing members with $25,000, claims Jibrin

August 04, 2016

There was a twist yesterday in the budget padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives.

Former House Appropriation Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin, who blew the lid off the scandal, alleged that the Speaker Yakubu Dogara has started giving members $25,000 each to pass a vote of confidence on him.

His allegation came amid preparations by the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) for its session tomorrow with Dogara, his deputy Yussuf Lasun, Chief Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor.

Full report at: thenationonlineng.net/dogara-bribing-members-25000-claims-jibrin/

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Europe

Migrant Smugglers to Europe May Finance Daesh

04.08.2016

ROME (Sputnik) — The organizers of the illegal flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to the European soil may be financing the Daesh terrorist group, Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando said Thursday.

"The is evidence to suggest that the Daesh has a role in the organization of migration flows to Europe… There are suspicions that terrorist group's financing channels are through organizations which are engaged in sending migrants from Egypt and Libya and which are deciding how many people would be send to Italy, and how much to Greece and other places," Olando told the Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Full report at: sputniknews.com/europe/20160804/1043922520/daesh-migrants-italy-justice.html

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Danish Muslim group offers to bury French priest killer

03/08/16

A Danish Muslim group has offered to bury one of the jihadists who murdered a French priest, after Muslim leaders in France refused to do so, a newspaper said Wednesday.

Adel Kermiche, a 19-year-old jihadist, was shot dead by French police on July 26 after he and another assailant attacked a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvroy in northern France, murdering priest Jacques Hamel and seriously injuring another hostage.

Full report at: israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215943

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Russia’s Moves, Terrorism Fuel Talk of War in Europe

Aug. 3, 2016

KYIV, Ukraine—Whether referring to Russian aggression in the east or to the threat of Islamist terrorism in the West, Europe’s political, media, and religious elite are increasingly using the word “war” to describe the Continent’s security challenges.

The day after the July 14 terror attack in Nice, in which a man drove a large truck into a crowd, killing 84, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said France was at war, “both abroad and on our soil.”

Full report at: dailysignal.com/2016/08/03/russias-moves-terrorism-fuel-talk-of-war-in-europe/

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Arab World

Deputy Hezbollah leader: ISIS will increase attacks in Europe

04/08/16

The deputy leader of the Hezbollah terrorist group stressed on Wednesday that Hezbollah, Iran and Russia would stand by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad “until the end”, Reuters reports.

Full report at: israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215957

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Isis air strikes: RAF targets Saddam Hussein's former palace as Iraq bombing campaign continues

04/08/16

The RAF has bombed an opulent palace built by Saddam Hussein and taken over by Isis, as it continues supporting the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the sprawling complex in the Iraqi city of Mosul was being used as a major headquarters and centre for the terrorist group’s training of foreign recruits.

“The complex, sat in a large secure compound next to the Tigris River, included not just the main palace building, used as an accommodation and meeting venue by the terrorists, but also a number of more discreet outbuildings used for command and control, training, internal security and repression,” a spokesperson said.

Full report at: independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-air-strikes-raf-targets-saddam-husseins-former-palace-as-iraq-bombing-campaign-continues-a7170506.html

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Iraqi F16 aircraft destroys ISIS laboratories in Qa’im

Aug 3, 2016

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Media officials in the Ministry of Defense announced, that Iraqi F16 aircraft bombed explosives laboratories of ISIS in Qa’im.

The officials, in a statement, added, ” followed by Iraqi News, “Iraqi F16 aircraft conducted an airstrike in Qa’im and it destroyed ISIS laboratories used for manufacturing explosives. A cache of weapons was also destroyed in the bombing.”

“Adding further, the statement said, “Tens of ISIS fighters, who at the bombing were present in the laboratories, were also killed in the bombing.”

iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-f16-aircraft-destroys-isis-laboratories-in-qaim/

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Iran says 20 'terrorists' executed in single day

August 4, 2016

TEHRAN: Iran has executed a group of 20 “terrorist” Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday.

“These people had committed murder... killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security and killed Sunni religious leaders in some Kurdish regions,” IRIB television quoted Prosecutor General Mohammad Javad Montazeri as saying.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1275348/iran-says-20-terrorists-executed-in-single-day

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18th Airborne Corps deploys to coordinate fight against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

August 4, 2016

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Soldiers with the 18th Airborne Corps said goodbye Tuesday to loved ones as they prepared to deploy to Kuwait.

The unit will not be involved in any direct combat, but will coordinate the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

"We're going to be getting after ISIS," said Lieutenant Colonel Sean Heidgerken. "We're going to be going after them with everything we've got, both lethal and non-lethally, so that we can put an end to the threat to the world that ISIS presents."

Full report at: wral.com/18th-airborne-corps-deploys-to-coordinate-fight-against-isis-in-iraq-syria/15901010/

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ISIS genocide of Yazidis in Iraq "ongoing"

August 4, 2016

IRBIL -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is still committing genocide and other crimes against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, a United Nations commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria said on Wednesday.

The commission's statement - released on the second anniversary of the initial ISIS attack on the Sinjar area in Iraq - urged action to prevent further death and suffering.

About 5,000 Yazidi men were killed by IS when the Sunni militant group took control of Iraq's northwest two years ago. Thousands more, mostly women and children, were taken into captivity, according to the U.N.

Full report at: cbsnews.com/news/united-nations-says-isis-yazidi-genocide-ongoing-in-iraq/

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Beyond shambles after ISIS is ridden out

August 4, 2016

Fallujah is still a ghost city even if it is cleared of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and now the Iraqi government is reorganizing and rebuilding the city’s governmental administrative units in order to encourage people to return to the city.

However, the mayor of Fallujah claims the city's population is afraid of the prospect of Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi presence in their city. 

Sound bite from Shingal mayor, Issa Issawi

Full report at: rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/03082016

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Mideast

Turkish PM withdraws 1,500 legal cases

August 4, 2016

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has withdrawn legal cases against some 1,500 people, including politicians, columnists and journalists, in a move similar to a recent decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a bid to contribute to the “social consensus that emerged after the [July 15] coup attempt.”

Yıldırım’s lawyer, Tuba Kılıç, submitted a petition to an Istanbul court on Aug. 3, informing about the withdrawal decision.

The people had united against the July 15 failed coup attempt at the cost of their lives, the petition read.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-withdraws-1500-legal-cases-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102465&NewsCatID=338

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Turkish Lira seen weakening further but no Russia-style rout

August 4, 2016

The Turkish Lira may have 5 to 10 percent further to fall against the dollar if Turkey’s credit rating is cut to junk this month, though a downgrade should weigh less heavily on markets than on Brazil and Russia last year, according to analysts.

The currency has already been under pressure, tumbling 7 percent against the dollar following the failed July 15 coup and the subsequent government crackdown on opponents, but has since recouped around 2.5 percent.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-lira-seen-weakening-further-but-no-russia-style-rout.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102466&NewsCatID=346

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Greece denies call for 'Plan B' in EU-Turkey migrant deal

August 4, 2016

Greece's immigration minister on Aug. 4 denied having called on the European Union to draw up a back-up plan in case Turkey reneges on a controversial deal aimed at limiting the influx of migrants.

Yannis Mouzalas's denial came hours after Germany's Bild daily had quoted him as saying: "We are very worried. We need a Plan B in any case."  

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/greece-denies-call-for-plan-b-in-eu-turkey-migrant-deal-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102464&NewsCatID=351

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US secretary of state to visit Turkey at the end of August

August 4, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to pay a visit to Turkey by the end of August, CNN Türk reported Aug. 4 amid tensions that emerged after Ankara expressed its discontent over the lack of support it received from the West in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt.

During Kerry’s visit, Turkish authorities are expected to deliver the country’s sensitivities on the issue of the failed coup attempt and reassert its demand for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamic scholar believed to have orchestrated the coup attempt, to Turkey.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/us-secretary-of-state-to-visit-turkey-at-the-end-of-august.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102462&NewsCatID=358

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Conversion of Istanbul’s Kuleli military school into hotel not on agenda: Defense minister

August 4, 2016

The conversion of Istanbul’s Kuleli military high school into a hotel is not on the government’s agenda, Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said.

“For God’s sake, who thought about converting the Kuleli military high school building into a hotel? There is no such thing on our government’s agenda right now. Perhaps it could be used for different purposes. We know that there are memories of a great number of our people and they are venues where a number of important people grew up, such as the Kuleli, Işıklar and Naval high schools,” Işık said in an interview with Hürriyet.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/conversion-of-istanbuls-kuleli-military-school-into-hotel-not-on-agenda-defense-minister.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102463&NewsCatID=341

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North America

The Khan Family and American History’s Hidden Muslim Soldiers

Aug. 3, 2016    

One very specific reason why it's hard to tell how many Muslim service members served the U.S. in its early wars

When Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, took the stage last week at the Democratic National Convention, they started a national conversation that has drawn attention to the role of Muslims in the U.S. military.

However, while Muslim-Americans have been a part of the national fabric for centuries, that conversation has tended to focus on those who served and fought in the last few decades. Perhaps that’s because the early history of Muslims in the U.S. military was, for a long time, particularly murky.

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A Blueprint for Muslim-American Activism

Aug. 3, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention July 26 in Philadelphia, Penn. Writer Hasan Zillur Rahim, who said he was captivated when Clinton said, “If you are a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together,” believes Muslim Americans must refuse to be timid souls and fence-sitters and throw themselves whole-heartedly into the arena. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

In his powerful and propulsive speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Penn., last week, former President Bill Clinton made a compelling case for Hillary Clinton’s presidency.

Full report at: indiawest.com/blogs/a-blueprint-for-muslim-american-activism/article_19912510-59d4-11e6-81fa-13456263a76c.html

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The Islamic State likes America’s dumb’ gun laws, defector says

August 4 2016

"Dumb."

That's how the Islamic State viewed America's lax gun laws, according to one former recruit who traveled to Syria to join them.

Speaking to the New York Times's Rukmini Callimachi, Harry Sarfo was characterizing how the group would approach attacks on foreign soil differently in the United States than in Europe, where strict gun control meant they favored using recruits with access to criminal networks.

“For America and Canada, it’s much easier for them to get them over the social network, because they say the Americans are dumb — they have open gun policies,” Sarfo said from a prison in Germany. “They say we can radicalize them easily, and if they have no prior record, they can buy guns, so we don’t need to have a contact man who has to provide guns for them.”

Full report at: washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/08/04/the-islamic-state-likes-americas-dumb-gun-laws-defector-says/

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ISIS Kill List Names 15,000 Christian Americans Targeted for Death

Aug 04, 2016

According to a report recently made public, early this year, ISIS specifically identified 15,000 Christian Americans for death and instructed jihadists already in America to begin widespread murder.

The Kill List report comes in the wake of ISIS already publicly warning American and British Christians that “they were next.” British police last week publicly warned its 5.4 million Christians to be on alert and in some areas increased security.

Full report at: townhall.com/columnists/bethanyblankley/2016/08/04/isis-kill-list-names-15000-christian-americans-targeted-for-death-n2201586

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Southeast Asia

Indonesian cleric loses appeal over militant camp

4,Aug 2016

JAKARTA: A jailed cleric regarded as the spiritual leader of militant Islam in Indonesia has lost an appeal against his conviction for funding an extremist training camp, an official said Thursday (Aug 4).

Abu Bakar Bashir was thought to be a key figure in regional terror network Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists.

The elderly, bespectacled preacher was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2011 for helping fund a paramilitary group training in the staunchly Islamic province of Aceh, which allegedly planned to kill the then president as well as Westerners.

Full report at: channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesian-cleric-loses/3013722.html

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U.S. admiral warns Asia-Pacific may be next front in ISIS fight

August 4, 2016

As the U.S. launches Operation Odyssey Lightning against the Islamic State group in Libya, a fourth front in the war against the brutal militant group, U.S. commanders are casting a wary eye on a possible fifth front: the Asia-Pacific.

The U.S. is launching strikes in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya, but military leaders and strategists are alarmed by waves of violence and signs that countries with large Muslim populations like the Philippines and Bangladesh could be ISIS’s next global stronghold.

In a July 27 speech to the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, U.S. Pacific Command head Adm. Harry Harris said the region would need to work together to stop ISIS from metastasizing into what the U.S. military calls the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Full report at: navytimes.com/story/military/2016/08/03/isis-asia-islamic-state-philippines-indonesia-malaysia-bangladesh/87999820/

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Jakarta to get a “Halal Hub”

Aug 3, 2016

State port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) signed an agreement with Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung (JIEP) to build a “halal hub” in Jakarta on the sidelines of 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) on Tuesday.

A halal hub is a transit area that ensures incoming and outgoing products from a port are handled in compliance with sharia standards. The hub is an integration of a halal port and halal zone (warehouse and Muslim fashion hub) as well as halal logistics and halal supply chain management.

Full report at: muslimvillage.com/2016/08/03/119579/jakarta-get-halal-hub/

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Myanmar to Increase Security For Aung San Suu Kyi After ISIS Death Threat

Aug 3, 2016

The Myanmar government is arranging more security for State Counselor and Foreign Affairs Minister Aung San Suu Kyi after her name appeared on a hit list sent by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group to police in Malaysia, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

Full report at: rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/myanmar-to-increase-security-for-aung-san-suu-kyi-after-isis-death-threat-08032016151415.html

 

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