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Islamic State murders at least 58 people with blasts in Shia areas of Baghdad

Which kills more people: “Islamophobia” or the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad? Yet which gets more government and media attention? “Three large blasts rock Baghdad in just a few hours, at least 60 killed,” Middle East Eye, May 17, 2016: Baghdad came under attack again on Tuesday with three separate blast rocking the city, killing at least 58 […]

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ISIS buries 35 of its fighters alive after they fled the battlefield fighting Iraqi forces

ISIS has reportedly buried 35 of its fighters alive after they fled the battlefield in northern Iraq. The men were fighting Iraqi government forces near the village of Bashir, 12 miles south of Kirkuk on May 1, AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA) reports. But they were sentenced to death by ISIS leaders after they deserted the […]

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Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, a research fellow at the Middle East Forum’s Jihad Intel project, writes extensively about the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and other armed groups in Syria and Iraq. As his writings and translations tend to be too detailed for a general readership, we periodically compile links and summaries for those wishing […]

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Iran’s Missiles and the Obama Doctrine

Originally published under the title “Iran’s Missiles and Obama’s Doctrine.” The United States is facing a humiliation of the first order resulting from almost comically provocative Iranian test launches of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles earlier this month and the lack of any real response from Washington, save for largely symbolic sanctions. For the Obama Administration, a […]

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Iraqi Priest: “I’m begging here–begging people of America to recognize it as a genocide”

And what does the Church in America have to say? Nothing. Instead, they cancel and silence leading Catholic voices in America who challenge creed apartheid under Islam. The Church is America is making it easy for President Obama to deny the Christian holocaust in the Middle East. Obama’s State Dept: Needs More Evidence to Determine […]

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Iraq’s Coming Apocalypse

No, it’s not ISIS or rampaging Shi’i militias. It’s the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, and its possible collapse, perhaps leading to millions of deaths. Those in the know worry catastrophe could strike this spring, as snows melt and build an uncontrollable water pressure. Hastily built in wartime for the dictator Saddam Hussein by a German-Italian […]

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Iran Accuses U.S. Of Breaching Nuke Deal

Everyone should have seen this coming. Their accusations are a cover for their breaking it themselves, and a ploy to wring more concessions out of the traitor in the White House. “Iran Accuses U.S. Of Breaching Nuke Deal,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, March 3, 2016: Senior Iranian officials this week accused the Obama […]

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Close Gitmo? Spanish Police Raid Islamic State Cell in Africa, Arrest Former GITMO Combatant

This as President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility after delivering his plan to Congress to achieve a goal that has long eluded his presidency. There is a 30% recidivism rate for GITMO enemy combatants. It’s the act of a madman (or a co-conspirator). A couple of […]

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The 10 Most Widely Read Middle East Quarterly Articles of All Time

PHILADELPHIA – February 24, 2016 – Since its inaugural issue in 1994, the Middle East Quarterly has featured a diverse array of academics, policymakers, journalists, and other specialists offering insights critical to understanding the Middle East and Islam. Below are the ten Middle East Quarterly articles most frequently viewed on MEForum.org, in ascending order. None […]

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ISIS publicly beheads Iraqi teenager for ‘listening to western music’

This is unimaginable savagery, but it isn’t “extremism”; it’s just Islam, which forbids music except nasheeds, songs for jihad. Islam opposes music, representational art, and so much more that nourishes the soul. “ISIS extremists publicly behead Iraqi teenager for ‘listening to western music,’” ARA News, February 17, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): QAMISHLI […]

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