Sunday, January 4, 2015

Archive: ISIS Hostages: Sep. 2, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

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Jan. 4, 2015

Cantlie, Your Guide To Mosul Under IS Rule

Cantlie is not so much suffering of Stockholm syndrome; he probably already was in the can of Islamists, even before he was abducted.

Jan 4, 2015 Britain hostage John Cantlie new report video for ISIS Propaganda from Mosul, Iraq.

UPDATE: How very pleasant! Abducted British journo John Cantlie is our sarcastic guide to the religiously pure city of Mosul, cleansed of devil worshippers, Christians and Shia Muslims. The morality offered to justify IS rule is staggering in its Nihilism. Cantlie finds exactly the right sarcastic tone for the presentation. 

Nov. 22, 2014

Islamic State Release 7th Cantlie Hostage Video

Nov 22, 2014 ISIS | British Hostage John Cantlie Says He Will Likely Be Executed In New ISIS Video

UPDATE: Cantlie, on behalf of the Islamic State taking Western Governments to task about not negotiating with them. The mindset is breathtaking. The logic is like the mob on steroids. It's like kidnappers blaming parents unwilling to pay up for an abducted child for its impending death.
John Cantlie has been a prisoner of the Islamic State for over two years, in what is now his second period of incarceration with the Islamist group, having freely returned to the country after his initial capture and release. The extent to which his statements made in these videos are forced or genuine, often addressed to Western leaders like U.S. President Obama or British Prime Minister Cameron, is hotly contested. While it is broadly accepted in the mainstream media that Cantlie makes these videos under the threat of death or torture, his own sister has claimed that even when living at home he expressed the same opinions. She told journalists last month: “He believes at least two-thirds of what he is saying, he’s a very principled man… We understand that he feels ignored and deserted and abandoned, we understand, we understand it”. An article in ISIS recruiting magazine Dabiq claimed last month that Cantlie had full access to the internet to research the scripts for the films, which he wrote freely himself and were then vetted by his handlers, a claim that cannot be corroborated. It also claimed they had at the time already filmed eight Cantlie films, meaning at the very least there is one more to be released by the Islamist terror group, if Cantlie has already been murdered by his captors. (Source)

Nov. 17, 2014

Who is Who In the IS Beheadings Squad?

Fox News: "Murdered by madmen". 

The comments to the mass beheadings are in.
Now the last guy wasn't in the beheadings vid, but is somewhere hanging out in Kobane. The point being, that the media has been painting him as a 'freedom fighter' against Assad, whereas in fact he's a IS terrorist who wants to kill our Kurdish allies. That would be people like this:

Nov. 16, 2014

Stop Calling Islamic State, Sick, Mad or Insane! 

IS are not sick, insane, mad or otherwise. They just play it by the book. Not taking them seriously is very arrogant (and according to some definitions even racist). Read also: From the Mouths of Babes: Islamic State is Right. (Source)
And Col. Ralph Peters, no, there aren't two versions of Islam. There may be a few different branches, but in the end they're branches on one tree, with common roots. 

The Media Are Wrong In Censoring Islamic State Videos

Please use utmost discretion in watching videos released by the Islamic State. Update: We shall be reposting a working video, as soon as we're able to find one that escapes the eyes of the censors. 

UPDATE: The demoralised West has adopted the policy not to show the brutality of Islamic moral law in practice. All video material is constantly being removed by the editors. For the last 25 years the West has adopted the doctrine, that if we deny that terrorism is rooted in Islam, we can stop radicalization. If that was true, one would assume that after 25 years of this policy, there wouldn't have been a terrorist left! IS alone has 30,000 of them. The censors are using the false argument that we shouldn't help "IS propaganda". But that implies that IS have a point! In short, we are losing the war on Jihad because we are demoralized. How can IS have a point and what possibly justifies brutality? These methods are the law of Islam: know thy enemy. Beheadings are not abstract 'propaganda'. They cost human lives. 

VIDEO Of Islamic State Beheading Peter Kassig, Other Captives

The footage shows the beheading of about eight Syrian pilots and officers. Kassig, 26, was a former US Army soldier who served in Iraq then returned to the Middle East to found a relief organization and converted to Islam. He is the fifth western hostage to be executed by IS. Kassig was interviewed by Western media in 2012 before his disappearance and said that having left the army he felt compelled to return to the Middle East and find ways to help the war injured. In October, his parents released a statement calling on IS to release him. (Scroll down for footage to Oct. 5)

Meanwhile, the British government said it was investigating reports that "Jihadi John" had been injured in a US air strike. The Foreign Office could not confirm reports published in the Mail on Sunday that the masked executioner, who has appeared in a series of grisly videos posted online, had been wounded while attending a meeting of IS leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border last week. According to the paper, he was taken to hospital following the US-led attack on a bunker in Al Qaim, western Iraq, on November 8 that killed around 10 IS commanders and wounded 40 more.

Peter Kassig, former US soldier, aid worker and convert to Islam.

The Mail reported that it was the same attack that injured elusive IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sparking initial rumors that he had been killed. "Jihadi John", named after Beatle John Lennon due to his British background, is believed to be responsible for the murders of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid workers David Haines and Allan Henning. British Prime Minister David Cameron, asked about the reports while at the G20 summit in Brisbane, said: "We should be in no doubt that I want 'Jihadi John' to face justice for the appalling acts that have been carried out in Syria, but I wouldn't make any comment on individual issues or strikes and the like, you wouldn't expect me to. "I think the point though is clear, if people travel to Syria or Iraq in order to conduct terror operations against British people, British citizens, or people back here in Britain, then they are putting themselves in harm's way, they shouldn't be in any doubt about that." (Source)

Oct. 28, 2014

Islamic State Hostage John Cantlie In Kobane?

Oct 27, 2014 "Inside Kobane 'Ayn al Islam". 

UPDATE: Another PR coup and a victory by the orcs of the Islamic State? Well, no. Not exactly. Fraud or moderate artwork, is more like it. In anticipation of the supposed conquest of the town IS have renamed Kobane (Arabic name Ayn al Arab), Ayn al Islam. Here's an interesting piece about the etymology: Ayn al Arab actually means... Arab Spring! (Source

Oct. 14, 2014

Islamic State Executes Kurdish Journalist in Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday evening executed an Iraqi-Kurdish journalist in north-west Iraq. Muhannad Akidi was shot in the head and killed by IS militants in Alghazlani camp, south of Mosul, a representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said in a statement. Akidi was kidnapped two months ago by IS in Mosul. He worked as a reporter for a local news agency and presented programs on domestic television. Medical staff in Mosul on Monday night were said to be preparing his body to be returned to his family, according to the Abu Dhabi based Erem News. (Source)

Oct. 5, 2014

Beheading By IS of Hostages Proves Appeasement Doesn't Work

Oct 3, 2014 Islamic State Beheads BRITISH HOSTAGE ALAN HENNING - Promises to Behead American hostage, Peter Kassig next.

UPDATE: While we realize the sensitivity of this subject a few things must be pointed out. First of all that these hostages were grade A apologists for Islam and therefore of the practices of the Islamic State, even though they are in denial of that fact. For further evidence read today's item  "From the Mouth of Babes: Islamic State is Right".  (Source)

Secondly this shows that bowing to evil does not work: these hostages were perfect appeasers of Islam and this is what it has brought them. Paula Kassig (the mother of the next hostage on IS death row) is sad, but a grown women groveling in a head scarf before barbarians quite frankly is embarrassing and predictably useless. To the fascists this will merely serve as an encouragement. (Source)

Giving in to terrorism is a spectable we also witnessed in the Netherlands this week. (Source) Wow, have we dummed down since Margaret Thatcher explained why you can't negotiate with scum!

The excuses why Islamic State would have nothing to do with Islam are piling up. The Lefty British newspaper The Independent comes up with a prime peace of bullshit! IS is chopping off heads for... (sit down for this one)... propaganda purposes!  (Source) According to postmodernist Naomi Klein these beheadings are in fact not happening at all! (Source)

Oct. 4, 2014

White House Confirms IS Capture of Peter Kassig, Ex Army Ranger

Islamic State Beheads Aid Worker Alan Henning

A video released by the Islamic State group on Friday appears to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning. In the clip, the militants threaten to kill another hostage they identify as American Peter Kassig. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver from Eccles, was kidnapped in December after crossing into Syria with an aid convoy. Henning's wife, Barbara, had pleaded with the militants not to kill her husband. "He went to Syria to help his Muslim friends deliver much needed aid," she said in a statement released on Sept. 23.

Sep. 30, 2014

Islamic State Reacts To Charges of Atrocities

Sep 29, 2014 The Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) has released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie. This is episode 2 of a series that ISIS is producing to influence public opinion in the West.

UPDATE: Through their hostage and mouthpiece John Cantlie the Islamic State is reacting to Obama's speech and his charges that IS is not Islamic at all, their victims have been largely Muslims and IS is killing Christian women and children. The video offers quite an interesting insight into the moral world of IS. They offer no excuse whatsoever for raping and enslaving women and children and their mass murder of Shia, who they consider apostates. Judge for yourself. Astoundingly the propagandists are genuinely bewildered why Obama would consider himself 'good' but them evil, evil! From their viewpoint they're perfectly ethical.

Sep. 28, 2014

Hostage John Cantlie Delivers 2nd Message From IS

IS release second video of British hostage John Cantlie.

Sep. 24, 2014

RAW VIDEO: French hostage Herve Gourdel Beheaded By IS Algeria

Sep 24, 2014 French hostage Herve Gourdel Executed By ISIS Algeria | beheaded in Algeria RAW


Sep. 19. 2014

Islamic State Wants To Divide the West

Cantlie, a former war photographer and reporter for a number of UK publications, addresses the camera from behind a table in a dark room.

UPDATE: It quiet clear! The address of John Cantlie is meant to drive a wedge between the US and UK Governments and the public. France launches airstrikes on ISIS: Attack on depot kills dozens of militants in Iraq amid claims new hostage video shows group fears a U.S. assault 
  • Video of British hostage John Cantlie is more measured than previous ones 
  •  He calls on Western powers to negotiate with rather than attack terror cell
  • Change of tone has convinced experts that ISIS fears it is becoming isolated
  • Professor: They were so brutal. Now they're saying 'we're reasonable'
  • Compared to the way Al Qaeda softened its portrayal of Osama bin Laden
  • French confirm they targeted logistics depot in Iraq with air strikes
  • Letter from Muslims begging ISIS to release hostage is translated into Arabic 

Sep. 18, 2014


The Islamic State is trying to drive a wedge between the US and UK Governments and the public. This propaganda may resonate with the Left. The moral relativism that the Islamic State may actually have a point that justifies beheading men and raping women and children, is just something they may buy into. (Source)

Sep. 14, 2014



Who was British aid worker David Haines? (Source) (bio)

Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines. It comes just hours after his family issued a public plea for his captors to contact them. The Foreign Office said it was "working urgently to verify" the video and offering Mr Haines's family support. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said: "The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude." He added: "We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes." Mr Haines, 44, was kidnapped last year as he delivered humanitarian aid in Syria.


Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton commenting on the news. 

Part 2. 

Sep. 7 2014

State Dept. Strikes Back at the Caliphate

The Caliphate, ISIS, the Islamic State, or IS * alias ISIL released a video showing the beheading of a second American hostage, the journalist Steven Sotloff. There have been efforts to suppress this explicit material. A counter campaign by the US State Dept. is testimony how wrong such efforts are.  

Anti-ISIS propaganda Video: Show the cruel bastards for what they are.

UPDATE: Note the morality here which State is notably confirming: Muslims are confronted with crimes committed by IS against others Muslims. The infererence being that it would be OK against infidels. 
(...) Complete with crucifixions, Muslims being whipped, shot in the head at point-blank range and thrown into ditches, the grisly video is the latest State Department effort to push back against ISIS recruiting efforts by highlighting the group's barbaric nature. The video, which uses the group's own propaganda footage posted online, illustrates ISIS actions by advertising so-called "useful skills" ISIS sympathizers can learn if they join the group: blowing up mosques with Muslims inside, crucifying and executing Muslims and plundering public resources. Entitled "Welcome to the 'Islamic State' land," the video was posted on a dedicated YouTube channel. It was produced by the State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, which seeks to combat ISIS extremist narrative on social media. (...) (Source)

Sep. 3, 2014

Same executioner with the London accent that beheaded James Foley executing Steven Sotloff. 

You can watch the video here. Click NSFW on top. 

Islamic State Says It's 'Sorry!'

"This second video from Islamic State is significant, even though it was largely expected and dreaded. It shows that the recent US air strikes which have halted the lightning advance of IS across northern Iraq are causing the organisation real damage, upsetting its plans to extend by force its rule into Kurdistan. Unable to hit back militarily against America's jets, IS has responded with a form of information warfare that it knows will horrify most people in the West. Secondly, by threatening to murder a British hostage, IS shows it makes little or no distinction between the US and Britain as its enemy. This is despite Britain so far restricting itself to dropping aid to refugees and flying in supplies to the Kurdish military, leaving air strikes to the Americans."

Sep. 2, 2014


Who could have thought up the new media strategy of suppressing the truth so as "not to do ISIS propaganda" for them. The videos are replaced with a nice, clean picture of Sotloff. The truth should be told, however distasteful. But here's what's going on: the people who have implicitly or explicitly been supporting Islam for politically correct reasons do not want to be confronted with the consequences of their choices. So, don't buy this tactic! Expose the truth, however crude, graphic and 'disgusting'.

Sep. 2, 2014


At the end of the video a third captive appears. It's David Haines, a British aid worker.
What stands out in this message, is that IS present their case as a reaction to American actions. But everyone knows that Obama simply abandoned the war in Iraq and only took action once IS started mass-murdering minorities. This justification has always been very feable, but the Left chose to buy it. Clearly that moral cover doesn't work anymore. If anything, Obama has been aiding IS in Syria in the war against Assad. This contradiction is the reason a strategy to defeat IS is still not forthcoming. Both Assad and IS must be combated successfully.

The video was taken down by YouTube within minutes of appearance. This is a new policy. The reason: we should not act as IS PR organization.

An IS militant with a man purported to be US journalist Steven Sotloff, in a still from the group's video.

Steven Sotloff disappeared in Syria in 2013. 

Some claim the video is an elaborate hoax. It doesn't look like it.

The video has meanwhile been authenticated.