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Woman admits to killing her infant with Koran

Woman admits to killing her infant with Koran | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

"At the same time, I suggested she could read passages from the Koran for support, as we’re both Muslims."

 

However, when he arrived home the father found his child dead with 39 wounds to its body, the majority of which were caused by the holy book.

 

The 28-year-old mother was subsequently charged with murder, with an alternative charge of aggravated manslaughter.

 

“The woman intentionally killed her child. She smothered it to death and the Koran was the murder weapon,” prosecutor Anders Johansson said in court, according to Expressen.

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Image of Baby Girl Being 'Beheaded' Emerges Out of Phones Recovered from Dead Jihadists

Image of Baby Girl Being 'Beheaded' Emerges Out of Phones Recovered from Dead Jihadists | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The image reportedly shows the child being pinned to the floor with a knife held to her throat by the jihadist. It is reported that the baby possibly belonged to a family of Alevi Muslim, a branch of Islam whose followers have been regularly targeted by the so called Islamic State militants. It is also feared that the baby was killed along with her family.

 

Highlighting the terror of the group, many fighters have circulated the picture on Facebook and have nicknamed the little girl as 'Melek', which means 'angel'.

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Foreign fighters flow to Syria

Foreign fighters flow to Syria | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

An estimated 15,000 militants from at least 80 nations are believed to have entered Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad according the CIA and studies by ICSR and The Soufan Group. Many of these fighters are believed to have joined units that are now part of the Islamic State. Western officals are concerned about what these individuals may do upon returning to their native countries.

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ISIS video clip showing woman being stoned to death by her own father

ISIS video clip showing woman being stoned to death by her own father | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The shocking footage is understood to have been filmed in the city of Hama and shows a bearded cleric ranting at the woman in Arabic and accusing her adultery while she pleads for her life.


The woman turns to her father and begs his forgiveness but he coldly rejects her, saying he would rather please God. He then turns to the men to give the signal for his daughter's murder to begin.


Minutes later, as the men rain rocks down upon the helpless woman, her father steps forward with a large stone and the video fades to black.


It is believed he had been granted the barbaric 'honour' of being allowed end the life of the daughter he felt had betrayed both him and her religion.

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Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town

Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.

The attack on Friday evening in the town of Eringeti, in North Kivu, left 10 women, eight children and four men dead, a local government official told the AFP news agency.

"Most of the victims were killed with machetes, axes and hoes," the non-governmental group Civil Society of North Kivu said in a statement. 

 

Several children had their heads "bashed against the walls" it said, blaming the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel group, that has terrorised the area for much of the last two decades.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb, reporting from the town of Beni, said the latest attacks took the total number of people killed in last 10 days to over 80.

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Ebola Test Is Positive in Second Texas Health Worker

Ebola Test Is Positive in Second Texas Health Worker | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Three days after a nurse who treated a Liberian man with Ebola was found to have the virus, a second worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the disease, state and federal health officials said Wednesday.

 

A second case of Ebola among the nearly 100 doctors, nurses and assistants who helped treat Mr. Duncan for 10 days at Presbyterian was not unexpected. For days, federal health officials have warned that, in addition to a nurse who was confirmed to have Ebola on Sunday, other cases were likely.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/second-ebola-nurse-was-on-2-flights-and-the-cdc-is-now-looking-for-its-passengers-2014-10

 

http://news.yahoo.com/10-000-ebola-cases-per-week-could-seen-124410379.html

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/14/CIDRAP-Confirms-Ebola-Transmittable-by-Air

 

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/23/who-forecasts-more-than-20000-ebola-cases-by-november-2/

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2014/10/15/ebola-has-already-killed-more-than-200-doctors-nurses-and-other-healthcare-workers/

 

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Death toll hits 20 in Somalia car bomb attack

Death toll hits 20 in Somalia car bomb attack | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Ahmed Nor, Mogadishu's Hawlwadaag district commissioner, said six more bodies were recovered from the scene of the carbomb. He told reporters that with the recovery of bodies, death toll from the explosion reaches 20.

 

Ten people were instantly killed when the blast happened, while four more people later died at hospitals.

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Islamic State magazine admits to enslaving Yazidis

Islamic State magazine admits to enslaving Yazidis | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Tens of thousands of Yazidis were forced to flee for their lives - many of them into the nearby Sinjar mountains and then into Kurdish-held regions of northern Iraq. 


However many were captured by the militants, resulting in the massacre of hundreds of men and the selling into slavery of women and children, after they were first divided up between ISIS fighters.


Attempting to justify the move, the magazine said Sharia law differentiates between female Muslims from 'heretical' sects, and those from groups such as the Yazidids, who are considered pagans.


In one section of the magazine, a statement attributed to Mohammed al-Adnani, the spokesman for the Islamic State group, read: 'We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women,' addressing those who do not subscribe to its hardline interpretation of Islam.

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Kobane: 'There are hundreds of bodies with their heads cut off... their heads put on display' as Turkish troops watch and do nothing

Kobane: 'There are hundreds of bodies with their heads cut off... their heads put on display' as Turkish troops watch and do nothing | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Thirteen-year-old Dillyar cannot get the image of his cousin being beheaded out of his mind. The pair were fleeing Kobane and running down a street when Islamic State fighters blocked their exit.

 

Dillyar managed to slip through their grasp but his cousin Mohammed, 20, was seized, and gave a blood-curdling scream as one of the black-clad maniacs drew out a knife.

 

‘They pushed him to the ground and sawed his head off, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’,’ the schoolboy told me yesterday. ‘I see it in my dreams every night and every morning I wake up and remember everything.’

 

Headless corpses litter the streets of the besieged Syrian border town, they say, and some of the mainly Kurdish townsfolk have had their eyes gouged out.


Father-of-four Amin Fajar, 38, said: ‘I have seen tens, maybe hundreds, of bodies with their heads cut off. Others with just their hands or legs missing. I have seen faces with their eyes or tongues cut out – I can never forget it for as long as I live. They put the heads on display to scare us all.’


He added: ‘An English teacher in our village tried to reason with them, but they just called him a kaffir (non-believer) and tied him to their car and dragged him away. We heard they beheaded him later.’


‘My neighbour was beheaded because they said he was ‘delivering vegetables to the kaffir’. They burned his farm, livestock, even his bees – they destroyed everything.’

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Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola

Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A nurse who had worn protective gear during her "extensive contact" at a Dallas hospital with an Ebola patient who died has tested positive during a preliminary blood test, officials said Sunday.

 

The woman had on a gown, gloves, mask and a shield during her multiple visits with Thomas Eric Duncan, but there was a breach in protocol, health officials said.

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Isis could become 'world’s first truly terrorist state' and bomb UK with nuclear and chemical weapons

Isis could become 'world’s first truly terrorist state' and bomb UK with nuclear and chemical weapons | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In a speech to the Tory party conference that concentrated almost entirely on the threat from terrorism at home and abroad, Theresa May warned that the jihadist group could become the “world's first truly terrorist state“ in Iraq and Syria.

 

“If [Isis] succeed in firmly consolidating their grip on the land they occupy in Syria and Iraq, we will see the world’s first truly terrorist state established within a few hours flying time of our country,” she said.

 

“We will see terrorists given the space to plot attacks against us, train their men and women, and devise new methods to kill indiscriminately.”

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Drug-crazed ISIS savages 'raped and beheaded children in Kobane'

Drug-crazed ISIS savages 'raped and beheaded children in Kobane' | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

“IS are animals. They’re not human. They have a bloodlust the like of which I’ve never seen – it’s as if they enjoy killing.

 

"They revel in cutting heads off – it’s like their trademark.”


In a chilling account of life in the killing zone, Ekram explained many IS supporters are drug-crazed as they fight and kill, exhorting their barbaric massacre in the name of Allah.

 

“They are filthy, with straggly beards and long black nails.

 

“They have lots of pills with them that they all keep taking. It seems to make them more crazy if anything.


Locals believe pills found on dead IS soldiers are amphetamines, which fire up the fighters’ greed for killing.

 

Ekram added: “My 11-year-old son was dragged off a bus by IS. They found a copy of the Koran in his pocket that my wife had given him for luck.

 

“They ripped it to pieces and threw it on the floor. Realising he was Kurdish, they pushed him into a line to be taken away and beheaded.

 

One young boy and his sister were stranded on the outskirts of Kobane five days ago when IS swept into town.

 

He and his sister hid in terror but the terrorists discovered the young girl then raped and killed her.

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Kobane residents face daily fight for survival, http://bit.ly/1roXTQ8.
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Religious Muslim boys more violent, study says

Religious Muslim boys more violent, study says | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Pfeiffer’s work took into account the level of education and standard of living in the families of the children – aged between 14 and 16 – who were questioned. He also asked them how religious they considered themselves, and how integrated they felt in Germany.

Pfeiffer said that even when other social factors were taken into account, there remained a significant correlation between religiosity and readiness to use violence. There were some positive correlations too he said, noting that young religious Muslims were much less likely than their non-Muslim counterparts to drink alcohol – or to steal from shops.

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Scores dead in Yemen suicide attacks

Scores dead in Yemen suicide attacks | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

At least 67 people have been killed in twin suicide blasts across Yemen, one targeting a gathering of rebels in the country's capital and the other a military outpost in the eastern Hadramout province, officials say.

 

At least forty-seven people were killed and 75 others wounded in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, when a suicide bomber targeted Houthi supporters preparing to hold a rally, the Yemeni health ministry said.

 

The attacker reportedly sneaked into a crowd of protesters in the city's landmark Tahrir Square, before detonating his explosives, which included small steel balls and other materials to enhance the brisance.

 
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Car Bombings Kill 40 In Karbala And Baghdad

Car Bombings Kill 40 In Karbala And Baghdad | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A string of bombings in Karbala and Baghdad has left 40 dead and another 100 wounded on Monday.

 

A quadruple car bombing in Karbala occurred at Shiite shrines dedicated to Imams Abbas and Hussein. The blast killed 22 immediately, UPI reports.

 

Simultaneously, a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque during mid-day prayer services. The bomber shot an armed guard and the Imam before detonating a suicide vest, which killed 15.

 

Monday’s events come after an attack in Baghdad on Sunday night; a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in the al-Harthiya district and killed 21 people.

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Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, 'radicalized'

Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, 'radicalized' | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The hit and run occurred around 11:30 a.m. ET when two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were hit by a car in a parking lot of a commercial plaza. Both were injured, one critically. Police have not released their names.

 

Martin Rouleau called himself 'Ahmad LeConverti' on Facebook, according to Radio-Canada sources.

 

Not long after the two were hit, the car that hit them was spotted by officers from the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police force, who chased the vehicle for four kilometres.

 

The chase ended when the driver lost control of his car, flipping it into a ditch. Police said the man got out of the vehicle, and several shots were fired by officers. Police said the incident also involved a knife but did not elaborate.

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Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The Islamic State group has overrun vast areas in western and northern Iraq as well as parts of neighboring Syria, and has vowed to destabilize and eventually take over Baghdad.

 

It claimed responsibility for the day's deadliest strike. In that attack, two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area in the northern Dolaie neighborhood, killing 14 civilians and wounding 34 others, a police officer said.

 

Thursday's explosions have brought the death toll from attacks since Sunday to at least 162 people, mostly in Baghdad, according to an Associated Press tally.

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Ebola ruled out as passenger dies on Nigeria flight to JFK

Ebola ruled out as passenger dies on Nigeria flight to JFK | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Between 70 and 100 passengers a day arrive at JFK from the Ebola epicenter countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, King noted, and they have access to public restrooms and mingle with other travelers before their first screening.

 

He was vomiting in his seat and died sometime before the plane landed around 6 a.m., the source said. The crew contacted the CDC, whose officials boarded the plane as about 145 worried passengers remained on board, a federal law-enforcement source said.

 

“The CDC went on the plane, examined the dead body and said the person did not have Ebola,” King told The Post. “It was, what I was told, a cursory examination. The Port Authority cops and personnel from Customs and Border Protection were there . . . Their concern was, how could you tell so quickly? And what adds to the concern is how wrong the CDC has been over the past few weeks.”

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Do you really stay conscious after being decapitated?

Do you really stay conscious after being decapitated? | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

There has long been an argument against the concept of consciousness following decapitation. Some believe that the movements seen in the face are the result of the voluntary muscles that control the lips and eyes are merely in spasm after a sort of short circuit or from relic electrical activity. This is likely true for the rest of the body, but the head has the distinction of housing the brain, which is the seat of consciousness. The brain receives no trauma from a clean decapitation and may therefore continue to function until blood loss causes unconsciousness and death.

 

Exactly how long a person can remain conscious after decapitation remains debatable. We know that chickens often walk around for several seconds after decapitation; the Dutch rat study mentioned earlier suggests a length of perhaps four seconds. Other studies of small mammals have found up to 29 seconds [source: Khuly]. This in itself seems a horrid length of time for such a state. Take a moment to count off four seconds while you look around the room; you'll likely find you can take in quite a bit visually and aurally during that time.

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http://www.aintnowaytogo.com/beheading.htm

 

http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/why-beheading-makes-us-feels-different?singlepage=true

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ISIS Gains More Territory Near Baghdad

ISIS Gains More Territory Near Baghdad | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

On Monday, the U.N. said that an estimated 180,000 Iraqis have fled Heet since it fell earlier this month to the radical Islamist group, which continues to cleave away large swaths of the country’s Sunni heartland from central government control.

 

ISIS is currently believed to control 80% of Anbar province, which is home to a majority of Iraqi’s Sunni population.

 

Over the weekend, reports circulated that ISIS fighters had also infiltrated the suburb of Abu Ghraib on Baghdad’s outskirts that lies just 8 miles from the capital’s airport.

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Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani?

Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani? | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Nisan Ahmed, health minister of the Kurdish authority in Kobani, established a medical team to examine the incident.  According to Ahmed, the bodies of three Kurdish fighters showed no signs of damage from bullets.  Rather  “burns and white spots on the bodies of the dead indicated the use of chemicals, which led to death without any visible wounds or external bleeding.”


According to a UN report compiled after the departure of UN inspectors and quoted by Associated Press, bunker 41 contained “2,000 empty 155mm artillery shells contaminated with the chemical warfare agent mustard, 605 one-tonne mustard containers with residues, and heavily contaminated construction material.”

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Activists say Kurds halt ISIS advance in Kobani as bombing in Iraq kills 58

Activists say Kurds halt ISIS advance in Kobani as bombing in Iraq kills 58 | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties in Sunday's bombing in Iraq. Bashir al-Dalawi, a member of the Qara Tappah municipal council, where the attacks took place, said that the bombs detonated near a government building, leading to the higher death toll. He says at least 107 people were wounded in the attack.

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Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts

Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In west Baghdad, 34 people were killed by three car bombs in Shi`ite neighbourhoods on Saturday evening, police and medical officials said.

 

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle up at a traffic roundabout in Kadhimiya, killing 11 people, three of them police officers, officials said. Another 27 were wounded.

 

In the Shaoula neighbourhood, two bombs were detonated on the same street just 30 minutes apart.

 

In the first attack, a bomb in a parked car exploded outside an ice cream shop, killing eight and wounding 18 people. In the second blast, 600 meters down the same shop-lined street, a militant detonated his car, killing 15 people and wounding 44 others, police and medical officials said.

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ISIS Sexual Slavery and Human Trafficking

ISIS Sexual Slavery and Human Trafficking | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A 14-year-old Yezidi girl named Adeba, living in a small village outside of Sinjar, was trafficked by ISIS .  With dozens of other girls she was trafficked around North Iraq .  At each city they stopped at, some of the girls were given as gifts to ISIS fighters, ostensibly to improve their moral by allowing them to rape little girls.  This was after the ISIS commander got first dibs on them to take their virginity.  Others who are not given away as gifts are sold at a slave auction in cities like Mosul, the opening bid starting around ten dollars.

 

Forced marriages are also in order, and one Shia girl named Nada Qasim from Amerli, decided to shoot herself in the head rather than allow herself to be married off to a ISIS fighter.  She knew the fate that awaited her.  When other Iraqis from Amerli returned, “they found 15 women who had been raped and then hanged from a pipe by cable wire.”  Some wealthy Yezidis are also trying to buy back abducted girls, but with limited success.  Of the fifteen recovered, three of them killed themselves once they were freed, unable to live with the shame of being raped.

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Turkey Arrests 274 Kobane Refugees Fleeing Islamic State Attack

Turkey Arrests 274 Kobane Refugees Fleeing Islamic State Attack | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Two hundred and seventy-four Syrians, including a large number of woman — one pregnant — and minors have been held inside a single large room at a police station on the outskirts of Suruc in Sanliurfa province since October 5, Meral Danis Bestas, executive Committee member with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said Friday after visiting the detainees along with Sanliurfa Bar Association President Ali Fuat Bucak and Serhat Eren of the Kurdistan Lawyer's Association.

 

Bucak added that at some of the detainees were injured and all were being held in unsanitary conditions. "It is not clean," he told VICE News. "They don't even have soap or water to wash."

 

 UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura warned on Friday civilians that 5-700 civilians still in the town and 10-13,000 stuck in a border area would be in great danger if IS took control of Kobane and would "be most likely massacred."

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Islamic State's Dabiq Magazines

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http://worldanalysis.net/14/2014/07/english-publication-iraq-dabiq-issue-1/

 

http://worldanalysis.net/14/2014/09/dabiq-magazine-issue-2/

 

http://worldanalysis.net/14/2014/09/dabiq-magazine-issue-3/

 

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