Terrorism has been a cause of some of the "wars" predicted by Jesus as signs of the times. It has been a factor in the history of the Middle East for hundreds of years, and is now a world-wide problem, especially since the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. in 2001. Terrorism produces a general sense of dread even when there is no actual attack taking place. This could be one of the most significant fulfillments of Jesus' prediction of "rumors of war" (Matthew 24:6).

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Afghan official says government examining claims reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead

July 29, 2015 -

An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.

Source: Fox

Prophetic Significance of Terrorism

Islamic State bigger threat than Al Qaeda, FBI chief says

July 23, 2015 - Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, FBI Director James Comey said that ISIS poses a greater threat to the U.S. than Al Qaeda.

ISIS has influenced a significant number of Americans through a year-long campaign on social media urging Muslims who can’t travel to the Middle East to “kill where you are.”

There are about 21,000 Twitter followers of ISIS. Thousands of them could be U.S. residents.

Source: Fox

ISIS blamed for exploding seven Hamas, Islamic Jihad cars in Gaza

July 19,, 2014 -

Seven cars belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad activists in Gaza exploded on Sunday morning in apparent car bombings that are being blamed on Islamic State militants.

Source: Jerusalem Post

Ramadan in Chattanooga: Four Marines Dead in Jihad Attack

July 16, 2015 - Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee before he was shot by a policeman. Pamela Geller writes:

The war is here. Any attack on a U.S. soldier is an attack on us. The Islamic State has called for attacks on military personnel in the US.

Source: Breitbart

Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39'

Jun. 26, 2015 -

At least 39 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse... Tunisians, Britons, Germans and Belgians and at least one Irish citizen are among the dead.

Twenty-two people were killed last March by terrorists in an attack on a museum in the capital Tunis.

Source: BBC

Feds see dramatic spike in global terrorism

June 20, 2015 - A new State Department report reveals that between 2013 and 2014 the number of deaths from terrorism increased by 81 percent, to a total of 32,727. In addition, some 9,400 people were kidnapped or taken hostage during terrorist attacks.

There were 20 attacks that each killed more than 100 people last year... compared to two in 2013. Five of those attacks were carried out by ISIS in Iraq, and nine were by Boko Haram.

Terrorist attacks occured in in 95 countries last year. Most of them occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria,

Source: The Hill
Number displaced worldwide hits record high - UN report - The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says. - BBC

Yemen al-Qaeda chief al-Wuhayshi killed in US strike

June 16, 2015 -

Al-Qaeda has confirmed that Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of its offshoot in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen... [He] was a former personal assistant to Osama Bin Laden.

Source: BBC

Isis's dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD'

June 11, 2015 - It is thought that ISIS has seized enough radioactive material from research centres and hospitals to build a devastating “dirty” bomb.

Isis declared its ambition to develop weapons of mass destruction in the most recent edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, and Indian defence officials have previously warned of the possibility the militants could acquire a nuclear weapon from Pakistan.

Source: Independent - UK

ISIS captures 88 Eritrean Christians in Libya, US official confirms

June 9, 2014 - Last week ISIS terrorists kidnapped 88 Christians who were being smuggled into Libya.

The defense official confirmed initial reports of the mass kidnapping to Fox News after seeing a recent intelligence report. The independent Libya Herald newspaper reported that the convoy was ambushed by militants south of Tripoli before dawn this past Wednesday morning.

This is the same area where 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were beheaded in February by ISIS on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Source: Fox

ISIS Vows to Smuggle Nuke Over Mexican Border

June 4, 2015 -

The Islamic State (ISIS) claims it has plans to buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan and smuggle it into the U.S., using drug and human smuggling routes already in use by Mexican and South American drug cartels.

Source: NewsMax

Iraq says it's going back on offense against ISIS

May 26, 2015 -

Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month.

Source: CBS

Islamic State pushes Assad regime from last stronghold on Iraqi border

May 22, 2015 - Islamic State factions have taken control of Jisr ash-Shugur, the last strategic stronghold on the border between Syria and Iraq. It is located near the Mediterranean Sea.

This strategic loss for Assad, along with his recent losses to ISIS of Palmyra, and of the last Syria-Iraqi border crossing, is another sign of his regime’s disintegration.

Source:YNet News

Militants fortify grip on Palmyra, one of the Mideast’s most renowned sites

May 21, 2015 - The Islamic State took control of the famous Roman-era Syrian city of Palmyra today. They dumped decapitated bodies of suspected opponents in the streets.

The militants’ advance came just days after the Islamic State seized the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, undermining U.S. assertions that the group is largely on the defensive.

Source: Washington Post
Obama: 'I don't think we're losing' fight with Islamic State: Atlantic - AOL
Isis advance blows hole in Obama’s Iraq strategy - Financial Times

Robert Gates on Iraq: 'We Don't Have a Strategy at All'

May 19, 2015 -

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who served in the Obama Cabinet and was a key member of President George W. Bush's administration before that, told MSNBC on Tuesday, "We don't really have a strategy at all. We're basically playing this day by day."

Source: NewsMax
Fall of Ramadi raises doubts about Obama strategy - OneNewsNow

Key Iraqi city falls to ISIS as defenders retreat

May 18, 2015 - Islamic State militants drove out police personnel, soldiers and tribal fighters from Ramadi, leaving the road to Iraq's capital, Baghdad, vulnerable.

The fall of Ramadi represented a huge victory for the Islamic State and dealt a profound blow to Iraq’s U.S.-backed government, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

Source: Washington Post
Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia - BBC
Iran-backed militias 'ordered to recapture Iraq's IS-held Ramadi' - BBC
ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next? - CNN
Ollie North: Obama Invites Iraq 'Bloodbath of Biblical Proportions' - NewsMax
John McCain: Loss of Iraqi City to ISIS Is 'Terribly Significant' - NewsMax

Egypt's Morsi, 100 others sentenced to death

May 16, 2015 -

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other people to death for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

Source: Yahoo

ISIS takes ancient city of Palmyra
'An irreplaceable treasure for the Syrian people and the world'

May 16, 2015 -

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, known for their obliteration and wanton destruction of historical sites, have seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site in Syria, according to reports.

Source: WND

US conducts raid on ISIS in Syria, kills top official

May 16, 2015 - According to a National Security Council spokesperson, U.S. military forces from Iraq raided an ISIS target in Syria, killing leader Abu Sayyaf and capturing his wife. No U.S. personnel were killed or injured.

Abu Sayyaf was a senior ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) leader whose roles included overseeing illicit oil and gas operations -- a key source of revenue for the terror group.

Source: Fox
US-Led Raid On Islamic State Killed 32, Says Monitoring Group - International Business Times
Doubts prevail over seniority of IS member killed by US in Syria ground raid - Business Standard

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death

May 16, 2015 -

Two years after the horrific bombing of this city’s famed marathon, a federal jury on Friday sentenced to death one of the young men responsible for the attack.

Source: Washington Post

ISIS claim responsibility for shooting at Texas Muhammad cartoon contest

May 5, 2015 - A radio message from the Syrian city of Raqqa, which the Islamic State (ISIS) calls the capital of its caliphate, claimed responsibility for the attack on a Texas cartoon contest where participants displayed drawings of Muhammad.

The message described the shooting suspects as "two soldiers of the caliphate" and added "We tell America that what is coming is more bitter and harder and you will see from the soldiers of the Caliphate what harms you."

It is not clear whether ISIS really planned the attack or are just taking advantage of a "lone wolf" adventure of a couple of sympathizers.
Source: Fox

ISIS calls for 'slaughter' of Pam Geller [the organizer of the Texas “Draw Muhammad” event] - WND
Sparks fly in Pam Geller v. Muslim cleric - WND

Professor of physics named new leader of ISIS

May 2, 2015 -

Abed al-Rachman Mustapha, also known as Abu Alaa al-Afri, has been appointed the new leader of ISIS following an emergency meeting convened by the organization's first leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Al-Baghdadi, the founder of the Islamic State was seriously wounded in an American air-raid.

Afri has been a professor of physics, and is described as smart, charismatic, and a good public speaker.

Source: Jerusalem Post
The latest about Afri - Joel Rosenberg

US Warship Sent to Block Iran Weapons off Yemen

Apr. 21, 2015

The Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi.

This movement is a response to news that about eight Iranian ships are heading toward Yemen, possibly supplying arms for the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Source: ABC News
Officials giving mixed messages on why US aircraft carrier shadowing Iranian convoy - State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf insisted Tuesday that the U.S. ships were "only" there to "ensure the shipping lanes remain open and safe" -- and "not to do anything in terms of those Iranian ships." - Fox

ISIS Video Shows Mass Beheading of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Apr. 20, 2015 -

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has released a new video showing terrorists beheading 15 men on the beaches of Libya’s Barka Province and 15 other men in the desert in the southern Fazzan province.

The 30 minute video was a condemnation of Christianity. Most of the presentation was a condemnation of Christianity. It showed Islamists destroying churches and church art, and then slaughtering their victims.

Source: Breitbart
White House condemns ISIS video that purportedly shows killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya - Fox
Italian police: Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard - CNN

ISIS operating base few miles from Texas border, group warns

Apr. 16, 2015 -

The Judicial Watch report, which cited an unnamed Mexican Army officer and a Mexican police inspector, raises new fears that the fight with ISIS is closer to the U.S. than previously thought.

The report says says one training base is only 8 miles from the U.S. border. Members of drug cartels in Mexico smuggle the terrorists into the U.S.

Source: Fox

Mass graves in Tikrit might contain 1,700 bodies

Apr. 7, 2015 -

Mass graves believed to hold Iraqi soldiers have been discovered in newly liberated Tikrit. Up to 1,700 bodies may be recovered. ISIS claimed to have executed that many soldiers captured in June outside Camp Speicher.

Source: CNN

Nearly 150 dead in Al-Shabaab school attack, Kenyan officials say

Apr. 2, 2015 -

Al-Shabaab says they are "holding many Christians alive" after claiming responsibility for an attack at Garissa University in eastern Kenya Thursday that left at least 15 people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds of students unaccounted for.

Source: Fox
Realtime Coverage - Google
Shabab Attack on a Kenya University Kills 147, Officials Say - NY Times

IS militants 'enter Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus'

Apr. 1, 2015 - Palestinian officials say that Islamic State (IS) militants have taken control of large parts of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.

The UN says about 18,000 Palestinian refugees are inside the camp.

Source: BBC

US preparing to boost aid to Saudi-led coalition to fight Houthi rebels, report says

Mar. 28, 2015 - An Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has begun air strikes in Yemen against Houthi rebels, who have taken control of Yemen’s capital and government.

The Wall Street Journal, citing military officials, reports the U.S. is going to provide the Saudis with more Intel, bombs and aerial refueling missions for planes that are carrying out airstrikes in the embattled Arab nation.

Analysts fear that the crisis in Yemen could become a regional war between Sunni countries and Shia countries led by Iran.

Source: Fox
U.S. officials: Iran's Revolutionary Guards training, equipping Yemen's Houthi rebels - Haaretz
Arab nations agree on unified military force amid Yemen fighting, Egyptian TV reports - Jerusalem Post
Turkey's Erdogan says Iran and 'terrorist groups' must leave Yemen - The Star
How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - Washington Post

Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot blamed for Germanwings crash, spent 18 months in psychiatric treatment: report

Mar. 27, 2015 -

The Germanwings co-pilot blamed for deliberately crashing Flight 9525 and delivering 149 others to their deaths underwent psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, according to a report.

Source: New York Daily News
‘One day the world will know my name’, Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz ‘declared’ - Told ex-girlfriend he wanted to “change the system” and said “one day everyone would know his name.” - Euronews

U.S. Begins Airstrikes on Iraqi City of Tikrit

Mar. 26, 2015 -

U.S. warplanes began airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit in what American officials said was a sign of the failure of Iranian-backed forces to retake the city.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into Alps, investigators believe

Mar. 26, 2015 -

The co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft that crashed in the Alps killing 150 people deliberately started the plane’s final descent while the main pilot was out of the cockpit, investigators believe.

Source: Irish Times
Live updates - Google

Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen against Houthi rebels

Mar. 25, 2015 -

With the support of nine mostly Arab countries, Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in neighboring Yemen on Thursday, where for months Houthi rebels have intensified their violent campaign against the government.

Source: CNN
Saudi-led forces strike rebel bases in Yemen as Iran warns of 'dangerous step' - Fox
Regional tensions: Iran demands immediate halt to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen - Jerusalem Post
Iran expands regional 'empire' ahead of nuclear deal - Jerusalem Post

Why did 9525 plummet from 40,000ft? Anything from catastrophic systems failure to terrorist attack could have brought plane down

Mar. 24,, 2015 - A Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps killing all [150] people on board. An emergency call was issued, but no further information was given.

The aircraft was flying at its normal cruising altitude of around 40,000 ft., but within 10 minutes made a staggeringly swift descent to around 6,200 feet. This points to a major problem with the aircraft, and suggests the two pilots were struggling to control the plummeting aircraft.

Source: Independent.ie
Live crash updated - BBC

ISIS Publishes Kill List of 100 US Military Members

Mar. 22, 2015 - A group claiming to represent the Islamic State posted pictures and personal information about 100 members of the U.S. air force, army and navy, and called on their followers to attack them.

A defense source, however, told The New York Times most of the information was in fact available in public records and did not appear to have been hacked from government servers.

Source: NewsMax

Yemen crisis: More than 100 die in attacks on Sanaa mosques

Mar. 20, 2015 - At least 126 people were killed when suicide bombers detonated their explosives at two mosques used mainly by the Shia-led Houthi rebel movement that controls Yemen's capital, Sanaa. The terrorists were Sunnis, loyal to the Islamic State (IS).

Islamic State (IS), which set up a branch in Yemen in November, said it was behind the attacks.

Source: BBC

Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages

Mar. 18, 2015 - At least eight people were killed in National Bardo Museum in Tunisia by militants, including some foreign tourists. A number of hostages were also taken, but have now been released.

Tunisia recently completed a rocky road to democracy after overthrowing its authoritarian president in 2011. It has been more stable than other countries in the region, but it has struggled with violence by Islamic extremists in recent years.

Source: Fox
Update Mar. 19, 2015 - Middle East Updates / Death toll in Tunisia attack rises to 23 - Haaretz
Tunisia arrests 9 in connection with deadly siege on museum, sources say - Fox

Blueprint for Islamic caliphate by 2020

Mar. 16, 2015 - Pamela Geller has been warning for years on her website, Atlas Shrugs, that an al-Qaida manifesto, outlined in a book by Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein in 2005, has been followed by many terrorists and is the basis of the sucesses of the Islamic State (ISIS). The book is “An Islamic Caliphate in Seven Easy Steps.”

Read a summary of the seven steps from a 2005 editorial about the book in 2005. Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaida Really Wants By Yassin Musharbash - Spiegel Online

Source: WND
Atlas Shrugs - Pamela Geller

Arab League Calls to Create a 'Unified Arab Military Force'

Mar. 10, 2015 - Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said there is a need for a united Arab military presence.

"There is an urgent need for the creation of a multi-purpose common Arab military force...able to intervene rapidly to fight terrorism and the activities of terrorist groups," Arabi told a meeting of league foreign ministers in Cairo, reports AFP.

Source: Israel National News

Franklin Graham: Muslims Kill Christians to Emulate Muhammad

Mar. 9, 2015 - Franklin Graham told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that Muhammad was a man of war who killed many people.

"Jesus Christ came as a man of peace, and as a follower of Christ I follow him and I want to emulate Him. But the followers of Islam are emulating the prophet Muhammad, and that’s what you’re seeing carried out."

Source: NewsMax

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Mar. 8, 2015 - A message from the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has not been verified, claims that the group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS).

The group aims to establish a "caliphate", a state ruled by a single political and religious leader according to Islamic law, or Sharia. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim.

Source: BBC

ISIS militants 'bulldozed' ancient archaeological site, Iraqi ministry says

Mar. 6, 2015 - According to the Iraqi government, ISIS terrorists have "bulldozed" the famous Nimrud archaeological site.

Axel Plathe, the director of UNESCO's Iraq office, tweeted that the attack was an "appalling attack on Iraq's heritage", while Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani told the BBC that ISIS was "erasing our history."

Source: Fox
Nimrud: Outcry as IS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site - BBC
Mar. 7, 2015 - ISIS Starts to Dismantle Iraqi Archaeological Site of Hatra: Officials - Latest act of cultural cleansing is Hatra, 2nd-century capital of 1st Arab Kingdom - NBC
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Update: Mar 12, 2015 - ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi: ‘Religious Duty’ to Destroy Egyptian Sphinx, Pyramids - Breitbart
UN Calls ISIS Looting, Destruction of Artifacts a 'War Crime' - NewsMax

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