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ISIS – Is the Islamic State Really Islamic?

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ISIS – Is the Islamic State Really Islamic?

In his Sept. 10 speech, U.S. President Barack Obama outlined his strategy to combat the terrorists’ threat from ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Obama said: “ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims [...]

How President Obama’s Analysis Is Wrong on Terrorism

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How President Obama’s Analysis Is Wrong on Terrorism

The reaction from Islamic militants is directly proportional to the American interference in their personal affairs. By Rakesh Raman There’s a strange paradox about U.S. President Barack Obama. In 2009, Obama won the Nobel Prize for peace. But he wants to see violence at every inch of our planet. And that’s what he’s doing. After [...]

Is Austin Tice also an ISIS Hostage in Syria?

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Is Austin Tice also an ISIS Hostage in Syria?

By Rakesh Raman Austin Bennett Tice, an American journalist, went to Syria in 2012 as a freelance journalist to report on the conflict there. Two days after his 31st birthday, on August 13, 2012, his family and friends lost contact with Austin, as he was preparing to travel from Daraya – near Syrian capital Damascus [...]

Was the American Journalist James Foley Killed by ISIS?

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Was the American Journalist James Foley Killed by ISIS?

By Rakesh Raman In a shocking revelation, the mother of American journalist James Foley who was reportedly beheaded and killed last month by the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), says she was not allowed by the U.S. administration to save her son. In an interview with CNN, the mother claimed the [...]

What President Obama Says on ISIL Terrorism

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What President Obama Says on ISIL Terrorism

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, U.S. President Barack Obama outlined his strategy to combat the ISIL terrorists’ threat. Here’s the full text of President Obama’s speech. President Obama: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the [...]

AAP Alleges BJP Trying to Form Delhi Government Illegitimately

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AAP Alleges BJP Trying to Form Delhi Government Illegitimately

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Arvind Kejriwal alleged today that the BJP Delhi state vice-president Sher Singh Dagar tried to entice AAP MLA Dinesh Mohania by promising him Rs. 4 crore. According to AAP, the money was offered to its MLA as bribe in return to support BJP to form government in Delhi. [...]

Who Are the Killers of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib?

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Who Are the Killers of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib?

Human rights activist Munir Said Thalib was popular in Indonesia by his first name, Munir. Ten years ago (Sept. 7, 2004), he was assassinated by someone who is still not identified. The U.S. Department of State issued a statement Saturday asking the Indonesian government to identify and catch Munir’s assassins. “Still today, justice has not [...]

Welcome to the “Islamic Terror State” ISIS: Video Message

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Welcome to the “Islamic Terror State” ISIS: Video Message

By Rakesh Raman After the recent reports of the beheading of an American journalist Steven Sotloff by the ISIS terrorists, a video is circulating in the online media space that mockingly depicts the recruitment process of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Titled “Welcome to the “Islamic State” land (ISIS/ISIL),” the one-minute video is [...]

Al-Qaeda Terror Group Enters India. What Does It Mean to You?

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Al-Qaeda Terror Group Enters India. What Does It Mean to You?

The new al-Qaeda endeavor is aimed to “rescue Muslims from injustice and oppression” in the newly identified areas of South Asia – particularly India. By Rakesh Raman Ayman al-Zawahari – the chief of global terror group al-Qaeda – released a 55-minute video message Thursday announcing the formation of its new wing for Jihad in the [...]

Hello, Prime Minister Modi. Don’t Bamboozle Me with Your Shallow Words

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Hello, Prime Minister Modi. Don’t Bamboozle Me with Your Shallow Words

If India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is really interested in the development of the country, I expect him to be bold enough and make those promises which can be measured empirically. By Rakesh Raman India is a country of fanatics or fans. Here every Tom, Dick, and Harry is a fan to every other Tom, [...]

Oleksandr Klymenko Critical of Ukrainian Military Tax

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Oleksandr Klymenko Critical of Ukrainian Military Tax

Former Ukrainian Minister of Revenues and Duties Oleksandr Klymenko offered his assessment of the recently enacted military tax to support ongoing army activity in the strife-torn Eastern regions of Ukraine. “I’m not going to enter into a debate about the fairness of this new tax, which places the burden of military actions on the shoulders [...]

Unofficial 51-Star American Flag Shows Puerto Rico as a US State

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Unofficial 51-Star American Flag Shows Puerto Rico as a US State

At the request of customers from Puerto Rico, Online Stores says it has produced the first commercially available 51-star American flag. It symbolizes the possible conversion of Puerto Rico from a US Territory into US state. Social media followers of the US Flag Store, the flag division of Online Stores, offered their thanks and support [...]