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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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Islamic State kidnaps 120 children in Mosul

Islamic State kidnaps 120 children in Mosul | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

According to local reports, the abducted children were taken by IS to be trained as fighters for the terror group. The children of wealthy families are said to be ransomed back to their families for significant sums that can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

On Saturday, Islamic State fighters launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq’s largest, a senior army officer said. The jihadist group claimed it broke in but the Iraqi army said the site, which has been the scene of fierce battles since IS swept across the region last year, remained under its control.

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Boko Haram Just Kidnapped At Least 400 More Children In Nigeria

Boko Haram Just Kidnapped At Least 400 More Children In Nigeria | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

This news comes just days after 70 decaying bodies with slit throats were found under a bridge near the town; it is widely believed that those killed were also victims of Boko Haram.


These latest news developments are an unfortunate reminder that although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #BringBackOurGirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention. This bitter episode in international history is a glaring example of how vulnerable and objectified young Black girls are in their own communities. Even worse than that, it’s also an example of how governments that are built to protect can still undermine the value of their own citizens’ lives in weak and futile efforts to detract from their nations’ problems and to project a united front.

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Hama death toll hits 48 in recent clashes

Hama death toll hits 48 in recent clashes | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A report published by Syria’s official SANA news agency put the overall death toll from the carnage in the village of Mabujeh, located in the central Syrian province of Hama, at 48. Earlier reports had put the fatalities at 30 with many more injured.

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Somalia Ends Al-Shabab Hotel Siege, 24 Dead

Somalia Ends Al-Shabab Hotel Siege, 24 Dead | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers.

Somali special forces stood over three bloodied bodies of the alleged attackers after officials declared they have full control of the Maka Al-Mukarramah Hotel Saturday, more than 12 hours after gunmen, believed to be six in number, from the Islamic rebel group al-Shabab stormed into the hotel.

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Boko Haram: Bodies with throats slit found in Nigeria's Damasak

Boko Haram: Bodies with throats slit found in Nigeria's Damasak | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Decomposed bodies of more than 70 people, many with their throats slit, and a decapitated one, were discovered in what is believed to have been the execution site of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.

Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak saw the bodies strewn under the concrete bridge on one of the roads leading out of the town.

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At least 142 killed in 'Isil' bombings of Yemen Shia mosques

At least 142 killed in 'Isil' bombings of Yemen Shia mosques | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In one of the country’s bloodiest ever days of terrorist violence, bombers struck at three mosques just as worshippers were crowding in for Friday morning prayers. Witnesses spoke of blood running “like a river” at one mosque, and such was the carnage that health officials in the capital, Sana'a, had to issue public appeals for blood donations.

 

In an online statement, a group identifying itself as the Sana'a branch of Islamic State claimed the killings were “just the tip of the iceberg”. The veracity of the claim could be verified, however, with security officials pointing out that Yemen is best known as a stronghold of the rival al-Qaeda militant group.

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ISIS children take centre stage in jihadists' latest sick propaganda

ISIS children take centre stage in jihadists' latest sick propaganda | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Blindfolded and with their hands bound behind their backs, the captives are seen being led forward in a field by teenage boys. 

They are then seeing being handed over to a group of masked fighters and each is given a knife from a smiling boy before the hostages are forced to face down on the ground before being butchered.

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Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections

Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

At least 25 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the village of Buratai in Borno state, local officials confirmed. 

Surviving witnesses described gruesome scenes of murder, saying that not only did the extremists set homes on fire and shoot those trying to escape, but also decapitated the bodies. 

Local politician Ibrahim Adamu, who fled the scene, told CNN that Boko Haram “slaughtered their victims like rams and decapitated them,” adding that “they burned a large part of the village and we are afraid some residents were burnt in the homes because most people had gone to bed when the gunmen struck.” 

Meanwhile, at least 14 people were killed in separate attacks by the radical Islamist group in the towns of Biri and Dukku, located in Gombe state. The victims included a legislator, AP reported.

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5,000 Foreign Fighters Flock to Libya as ISIS Call for Jihadists

5,000 Foreign Fighters Flock to Libya as ISIS Call for Jihadists | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In a recruitment video released last week, an ISIS militant called for jihadists from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt to immigrate to Libya. Last month, Libya’s army spokesperson also claimed that the biggest ISIS camp in the country was situated just 45km (27.9 miles) from the Tunisian border and a number of Tunisian foreign fighters had carried out suicide bomb attacks in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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Maiduguri Multiple Bomb Attacks: 55 killed, 146 injured in five suicide attacks

Maiduguri Multiple Bomb Attacks: 55 killed, 146 injured in five suicide attacks | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The suicide bombings occurred in four different spots in Maiduguri, while one other occurred at a military checkpoint at a town called Benisheik, 75 kilometres away from Maiduguri.

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Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back.

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ISIS Rapes And Kills Women After Abducting 150 Christians, "I See Blood Everywhere"

ISIS Rapes And Kills Women After Abducting 150 Christians, "I See Blood Everywhere" | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Some reports indicate that Islamic State militants killed some hostages. ‘Jihadists have taken a lot of people, including women, the elderly and children,’ said a local source, who requested anonymity for security reasons. ‘They burnt their houses, and torched a church.’ And ‘At least six’ people were killed. The terrorists ‘also raped a woman before killing her.’

 

After they were pushed out of Kobane, ‘they shifted to these villages to seize more land,’ Mgr Zenari explained. Now Christians feel abandoned, he added.  However, everyone has suffered. ‘I see blood everywhere, in the cities, in the neighbourhoods. The desert has changed colour. It is no longer golden yellow but blood red.'”

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ISIS Takes Villagers Hostage in Syria, Demands Prisoner Swap With Kurdish Fighters

ISIS Takes Villagers Hostage in Syria, Demands Prisoner Swap With Kurdish Fighters | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it
Members of the Islamic State (ISIS) stormed the Tell Tamer area in Syria on Monday morning, taking villagers hostage. The women and children were separated from the men, who were taken to the Abd al-Aziz mountains. The women remain in the village guarded by ISIS militants. It is unclear how many hostages the Islamic State took, but estimates are in the several hundreds. 
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Boko Haram 'preachers' massacre 24 villagers, set fire to homes

Boko Haram 'preachers' massacre 24 villagers, set fire to homes | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The attackers arrived in cars late on Sunday and gathered people at a mosque in the remote village of Kwajaffa, pretending to preach Islam.

 

Witness Simeon Buba said the militants then opened fire on them.

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Kenya attack: 147 dead in Garissa University assault

Kenya attack: 147 dead in Garissa University assault | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Heavily armed attackers stormed Garissa University early on Thursday, killing two security guards then firing indiscriminately on students.

 

Four of the gunman were eventually surrounded in a dormitory, and died when their suicide vests detonated.

 

It is the deadliest attack yet by al-Shabab.

 

The militants singled out Christians and shot them, witnesses said.

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IS executes at least 30 civilians in central Syria

IS executes at least 30 civilians in central Syria | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

IS “executed at least 30 people, including women and children, by burning, beheading, and firing on them” in the village of Mabujeh, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Isis: Twin bomb attack in Syria's Hassakeh leaves 33 Kurds dead

Isis: Twin bomb attack in Syria's Hassakeh leaves 33 Kurds dead | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

A suicide bomber set off an explosion at a new year's eve celebration observed by the Kurds to mark the start of spring and the first day of the Persian calendar.

The second blast was at another location where a similar gathering was celebrating, according to the Kurdish media.

Among those killed were children and 20 people are in critical condition, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

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Extremists Execute Over 25 Yemeni Servicemen

Extremists Execute Over 25 Yemeni Servicemen | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

"The militants locked up over 25 servicemen from the general and special security forces in one of the buildings in the city of al-Houta and then brutally executed them," the source said on Friday.

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Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

The bus was heading for the restive southern city of Kandahar, once a bastion of the Taliban. The Taliban’s chief spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied they were behind attack, though the district where it happened is known to have a stong militant presence. The Taliban often deny attacks that involve a high civilian death toll. Mohammad Ali, the deputy governor of neighbouring Ghazni province, confirmed the incident and said the gunmen picked their victims and shot them one by one.

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Sickening images show ISIS stoning couple to death for 'fornication'

Sickening images show ISIS stoning couple to death for 'fornication' | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it
A large pile of stones are then seen heaped in the middle of the road, before the barbaric ISIS militants began throwing them at the defenceless and blindfolded couple, who have had their hands bound to prevent them getting away.

As stones rain down on the victims' bodies, large pools of blood appear in the road, before eventually the man and woman die of their injuries and the savagery finally comes to an end.
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Woman Killed In Kabul After Allegedly Burning A Koran

Woman Killed In Kabul After Allegedly Burning A Koran | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

An angry mob in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed a woman and set her body alight for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

Police and witnesses say the killing took place near the Shah-e Doh Shamshira shrine on March 19.

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http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/26867/islam-would-never-allow-farkhunda-to-be-lynched/

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10 Killed In Church Bombings In Lahore, Pakistan

10 Killed In Church Bombings In Lahore, Pakistan | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

In a statement the 'Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jammatul Ahrar' group reportedly said Sunday's suicide blasts in the Catholic church and Protestant 'Christ Church' was targeting "real enemies.

The bombers were said to have detonated their explosives at the gates of the churches just minutes after each other.

"I was sitting at a shop near the church when a blast jolted the area. I rushed towards the spot and saw the security guard scuffle with a man who was trying to enter the church, after failing, he blew himself up," witness Amir Masih told media. "I saw his body parts flying through the air."

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Isis 'fed murdered kidnap victim to his own mother' 

Isis 'fed murdered kidnap victim to his own mother'  | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

'The ISIS men told her to sit down because she had travelled a long way and said she should have some food before they took her to meet her son.

'They brought her cups of tea and fed her a meal of cooked meat, rice and soup. She thought they were kind.

'But they had killed him and chopped him up and after she finished the meal and asked to see her son they laughed and said "You've just eaten him."'

During his time on the front line, Mr Abdulla revealed how ISIS are terrorising locals by calling them and threatening to kidnap them and bury them alive unless they surrender.

He also told of how the terror group kill prisoners they capture by throwing them on a 'human bonfire' and that he saw his own cousin killed in an ISIS attack.

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Jihadi John exposed by web error: Killer downloaded software using student ID

Jihadi John exposed by web error: Killer downloaded software using student ID | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it
But the crucial piece of the jigsaw fell into place when when Emwazi used a laptop in Syria to download web design software which was being offered on a free trial.

Instead of buying the software with a credit card, he used a student code from London’s Westminster University when he studied computer technology.

The number contained unique information which gave his date of birth, what he studied, and where, and information on his student loan.
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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/560572/Jihadi-John-named-Mohammed-Emwazi-Isis-militant-west-London-man

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/560691/Kay-Burley-tells-Cerie-Bullivant-get-over-yourself-racism

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2975801/Jihadi-John-s-mother-knew-son-notorious-ISIS-executioner-soon-watched-beheading-video.html

 

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John Page's curator insight, March 1, 7:54 PM

This is extremely important to the entire world to find. It talks about he was an idiot and used his student ID to purchase software and now we have his name, birthday and everything about him. This makes ISIS seem less scary because they are not anonymous. This article must be spread for all to see so we can hopefully find him; however, he will probably be a coward and hide.

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ISIS Execute 4 men in Iraq Salahuddin Province

ISIS Execute 4 men in Iraq Salahuddin Province | The Pulp Ark Gazette | Scoop.it

Just hours after campaign group “CAGE” defended Jihadi John, 4 man accused of spying for the Baghdad government were executed in Salahuddin province.


Despicable images show four men about to be put to death by ISIS in Iraq .They are apparently then shot in the back of the head for being spies.

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