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In non-war news, and as a public service announcement, remember to breathe when destroying a plate of shawarma. 

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#Iraq; Reports that #ISIS have begun transporting their hostages from #Tikrit to #Mosul, due to the imminent operation to retake the city.

 

Significant test of ISF fighting ability and if Shi'a militias can behave themselves. I expect this battle to begin sometime this week.

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Lol.
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Lots of rumors going around that Baghdadi was killed. Last time these rumors cropped up it was his deputy. Somebody is dead I wonder who...

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I wonder how much self-awareness there was on the part of Saudis in hosting this.
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After discounting poverty, social marginalization, and incarceration as the primary causes of radicalization, al-Tayeb said that in his opinion, “the most prominent" source of radicalization among Muslims is the "historical accumulations of extremism and militancy in our heritage.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/ISIS-summit-Islam-Obama/386303/
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Jabhat an-Nusra overran US backed Harakat Hazm today in Aleppo. Nusra, in my opinion, is a far greater problem for Syria and the US than ISIS. What happens when it becomes clear that ISIS will be defeated? Foreign fighters probably return home, the satellite ISIS militias become independent jihadi elements, and all of those salafi-jihadi Syrians break Ahrar or Nusra. That is if Ahrar and Nusra don't kill them instead.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/isis-rules-revealed-foosballs-fine-ak-47s-women-leaving-not-n316026

A list of recent fatwahs from ISIS. Interesting that widowed women cannot leave with their sons.
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http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/isis-rules-revealed-foosballs-fine-ak-47s-women-leaving-not-n316026

A list of recent fatwahs from ISIS. Interesting that widowed women cannot leave with their sons.

A woman shaking a man's hand: Impermissible

Burning a prisoner alive: Permissible

Foosball: Permissible

Hackeysack: Strangely silent on the topic.
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Destroying reproduction Assyrian statues: on haqq.

Stealing the few original pieces to sell on the black market to the kuffar: also on haqq.

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Imperialism run amok in this thread. What right do you have to judge other cultures?
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Imperialism run amok in this thread. What right do you have to judge other cultures?


Want to talk about Turkey? :) 

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No. Out of curiosity, are you Lebanese?

Yes. And while i dont dare to assume i know the intentions of superpowers, the support from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the States, Israel, all at various points and to certain groups, are very well documented.

Those aren't assumptions. This is what happened and everyone in the region could see it happening years ago and miles away. And it still is.
Edited by alan - 3/4/15 at 1:01am
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You are really stretching in your assumptions that anyone benefits from ISIS. The other salafi groups are a different story though. Ahrar, Nusra, and Jeish al islam are going to be a huge problem in a post isis Syria.
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Imperialism run amok in this thread. What right do you have to judge other cultures?

the fact that we are from vastly superior culture;)
but of course that doesn't give me the right to judge the backwards culture of eastern countries,
the right to judge abstract concepts like culture is a basic right of individual here and doesn't need to be given or granted
hope that helps
Edited by wojt - 3/4/15 at 11:28am
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Here's something for you Alan:

 

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M00GE20150304?irpc=932 …

 

There have been a lot of rumors swirling around about a possible break with AQ. Who knows where the discontent would fall. They won't go to the sinking ship that is ISIS. Ahrar? AQAP? I imagine a lot of them do not want to leave Syria. 

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