Boko Haram purportedly pledges allegiance to ISIS

Boko Haram purportedly pledges allegiance to ISIS Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based Islamist terror group, has pledged allegiance to ISIS, according to an audio message purported to be from Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau. In the audio, which was posted online Saturday, the speaker says Boko Haram is announcing its “allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims, Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini […]

Terrorists seeking to reach a deeper place than fear Each day, the news is more and more sickening. We wake up and hear that the Islamic State has committed yet another atrocity. We come to work shaking our heads, nauseated to the core, carrying on with our normal lives as though all is normal in the world. Which it most certainly is not. We […]

Video purports to show ISIS militants beheading Christian hostages A video released on Sunday by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State terror group purports to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages. The video, which appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied […]

Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh reportedly ‘burned alive’ A video published online by Islamic State (IS) militants claims to show Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive. The video, which could not immediately be verified, showed a man standing in a cage and engulfed in flames. Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria, in December on a […]

Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel A Libyan security official says that gunmen have stormed on of the most exclusive hotels in Tripoli and have taken an unknown number of hostages after killing at least eight. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, told the Associated Press that a standoff was ongoing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel, which sits […]