Day: November 20, 2014

The ‘Caliphate’s’ Colonies: Islamic State’s Gradual Expansion into North Africa

By Mirco Keilberth, Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christoph Reuter Chaos, disillusionment and oppression provide the perfect conditions for Islamic State. Currently, the Islamist extremists are expanding from Syria and Iraq into North Africa. Several local groups have pledged their allegiance. The caliphate has a beach. It is located on the […]

Why Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Sought ‘Faith-Based’ Treatment For His Possible Schizophrenia

Huff Post: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one half of the sibling duo suspected to have orchestrated the Boston Marathon bombing, reportedly showed signs of schizophrenia before the 2013 attack. But instead of seeking medical treatment for his symptoms, Tsarnaev’s mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva opted for another kind of therapy — spiritual counseling. Farha […]

Enfant de la Patrie

Source: The Economist: HE IS French, 22 years old, and comes from a quiet rural village in Normandy. He is also, the French government suspects, one of the executioners in a video released by Islamic State (IS) on November 16th which shows the beheading of 14 Syrian soldiers and Peter Kassig, […]