BY OLIVER DARCY
Conservative author Ann Coulter sparred with Jorge Ramos in a video published Tuesday over her statement that immigrants from Mexico pose a greater danger to American security that the Islamic State.
“I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you,” Coulter told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos.
“Very easy to not be killed by ISIS,” she added. “Don’t fly to Syria.”
The comment seemingly took Ramos off guard, who replied, “Are you really saying…we’re talking about 40 million immigrants in this country?”
“Do you think people are biologically disposed to commit crimes?” Ramos followed up with.
Coulter replied “no” to the latter question, but firmly held her position that immigrants pose a greater danger to America, contending some cultures are “obviously deficient.”
“There are a lot of problems with that culture,” she said, referring to Mexico. “Hopefully it can be changed. But we can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here.”
“America is the best in the world. And we are about to lose it,” Coulter added. “Everyone who lives here is going to lose that.”
Coulter’s comments came ahead of her new book “Adios, America!” The conservative pundit has authored several New York Times bestsellers in the past and is known for her outspoken remarks.
Islamic State fighters looking to tie the knot are in luck – the militants are offering its members a free honeymoon and $1,500 towards their first home. The extremists are also encouraging jihadists to start families, offering a generous $400 per child.
Speaking to AP via Skype, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi talked about the perks he receives from the extremist group.
Homsi is given an allowance for his uniform and clothes, and some household cleaning supplies, as well as a monthly food basket worth $65. In addition, he and his wife each receive a stipend of around $50 each per month.
The group encourages its fighters to have children, offering a bonus of up to $400 per child. Foreign fighters are also given a one-time sum of $500 when they marry, which is aimed at helping them start a family.
There’s an opportunity for even more cash, but it requires marrying someone with desirable skills.
Homsi, 28, told AP that he received a rather large bonus because his new wife is a doctor and speaks four languages.
Praising his city and the IS, Homsi shared the story of his wedding and honeymoon, both of which took place in the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
Though the city may not seem like an obvious place to say ‘I do’, he insists it has everything two lovebirds could possibly want.
After Homsi and his wife were married, the two of them strolled along the Euphrates River, ate grilled meats, and enjoyed ice cream.
It’s not the first time that IS has tried to tempt people into the ‘benefits’ of living in the so-called caliphate.
Just last week, the extremist group released a ‘tourist guide’ which compared the caliphate to a holiday resort.
In February, the group released a 50-page e-bookoffering would-be jihadists advice on how to reach Syria to join the group.
But in its frenzy to paint the caliphate as a desirable place to live, IS glosses over the devastating atrocities it continues to commit.
It was reported this week that the group is committing sex crimes against girls.
“They are institutionalizing sexual violence…the brutalization of women and girls is central to their ideology,” Zainab Bangura, UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict, told the Middle East Eye, as quoted by the Independent.
The comments came after Bangura toured refugee camps, listening to victims’ firsthand accounts of what life is really like in IS-controlled territories.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has once again beaten the drums of potential danger stemming from the nuclear deal with Iran, claiming that a nuclear-armed Iran is a “thousand times” more dangerous and destructive than ISIS.
Meeting with the visiting US Senator Bill Cassidy (D-LA) Netanyahu again said that a deal being worked on at the moment between P5+1 will be a “very bad”option to take.
“I see no reason to rush to a deal, and certainly not a bad deal that paves Iran’s path to the bomb, but also fills Iran’s coffers with tens of billions of dollars to pursue its aggression throughout the Middle East and around Israel’s borders,”Netanyahu said.
While describing Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) atrocities as “horrific,” Netanyahu stressed that any threat from the Islamic State can’t even compare to nuclear weapons at the hands of the Islamic Republic.
“Once Iran, the preeminent terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous and more destructive than IS,” he said as technical delegations work out the details ahead of a June 30 deadline for a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program.
The final deal would seal the April 2 framework agreement, but several issues still remain unresolved, such as the scale of sanctions relief and exact means of verification to ensure Iran has no nuclear weapon ambitions.
Obama say, “it’s a JV nuke.” No worries, keep toking.
They are the wealthiest jihad terror group on the face of the earth. What could possibly go wrong?
“Isis claims it could buy its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within 12 months,” Heather Saul, The Telegraph, May 22, 2015
Isis has used the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to suggest the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
The hyperbolic article, which the group attributes to the British hostage John Cantlie, claims Isis has transcended its roots as “the most explosive Islamic ‘group’ in the modern world” to evolve into “the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen” in less than twelve months.
Photojournalist Cantlie is regularly used in the terror group’s propaganda and has appeared in a number of videos, including a YouTube series called “Lend Me Your Ears”. He has been held a hostage by Isis for more than two years.
John Cantlie has now been held captive for more two years by Isis militants The piece, entitled “The Perfect Storm”, describes militant Islamist groups such as Boko Haram, which recently pledged allegiance to Isis, uniting across the Middle East, Africa and Asia to create one global movement.
The article claims this alignment of groups has happened at the sane time as Isis militants have seized “tanks, rocket launchers, missile systems, anti-aircraft systems,” from the US and Iran before turning to the subject of more extreme weapons the group is not in possession of – such as nuclear weapons.
“Let me throw a hypothetical operation onto the table,” the article continues. “The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilāyah in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region.”
It admits that such a scenario is “far-fetched” but warns: “It’s the sum of all fears for Western intelligence agencies and it’s infinitely more possible today than it was just one year ago.
“And if not a nuke, what about a few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive? That’s easy enough to make.”
An attack launched by Isis against America would ridicule “the attacks of the past”.
“They’ll [Isis] be looking to do something big, something that would make any past operation look like a squirrel shoot, and the more groups that pledge allegiance the more possible it becomes to pull off something truly epic.
“Remember, all of this has happened in less than a year. How more dangerous will be the lines of communication and supply a year on from today?”
The capacity of Isis to acquire such a device is certainly beyond the group at the moment.
But Isis is indeed a well funded group having secured a number of oilfields in Syria and Iraq. The group also sells artefacts looted from historic areas seized during its insurgency, sometimes for six figure sums, as well as imposing taxes on civilians trapped in its self-declared caliphate and other methods of extortion.
The finances of the group have been estimated by some to be in the $2billion area, though it is impossible to verify how much money it actually has access to.
The threats come against a mixed backdrop of successes and losses in both countries; the group has been driven out of Tikrit in Iraq but has overrun Ramaldi and the Syrian ancient city of Palmyra.
A recent call to arms from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also appeared to suggest it may be overstretched in some areas, with his speech urging supporters from across the world to travel to its territories in the Middle East.
“We will see the risk, often prophesied but thank God not yet fulfilled, that with the capability of a state behind them, the terrorists will acquire chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons to attack us,” she said.
On his Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, The Savage Nation, Michael Savage points to serious questions regarding Iraq and the fall of Ramadi to ISIS and the parade that was held afterwards that stretched one half mile. Savage asked his listeners why U.S. airpower was not used to launch a single strike on the target rich event to which he said there is only one answer to this, ISIS is “working for Obama,”-“prove me wrong.”
BY JOHN BRODGIAN
A Canadian reporter posed as a 15-year-old girl to investigate Jihadi recruitment online. One told her, “When I pick you up, I am going to be picking you up as my wife.”
A British jihadi who went to Syria to fight for terror group Islamic State (IS) has been caught on camera attempting to lure an underage girl to join him and become his bride.
In chilling messages, the man identifies himself only under a false name – Abu Antar – and gives step-by-step instructions for how the girl he believes to be just 15 years old can slip away from her family by pretending she is sleeping at a friend’s house and then embark on a dangerous journey to the Middle East region occupied by IS fighters.
Antar groomed the teenager for over a week through video conversations and messages over the internet. At one point he told her: ‘When I pick you up, I am going to be picking you up as my wife.’