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ISIS Floats Truce

ISIS is reportedly suggesting a truce with the West. The idea emerged in Tuesday’s latest edition of Dabiq, the militants’ glossy English-language online magazine, in an article purportedly written by John Cantlie, a British war photographer the group has held hostage since November 2012. ISIS has previously disseminated videos of Cantlie from various locations that […]

Iraqi forces regained control of Tikrit, Iraq, on Tuesday, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. After liberation forces took the center of the city, they hoisted an Iraqi flag on the Governorate Building, CNN reported. “We managed to take [ISIS] by surprise. Our air force…in addition to coalition air force, helping Iraqi forces, managed […]

As an economist, Robert Reich understands numbers. In the grand scheme of things, a few hundred people joining up with Islamic State forces is “not a big deal,” economist Robert Reich said Friday evening on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show. “We’ve covered it during the headline of all these westerners joining ISIS. I don’t understand […]

A man says Home Depot fired him for having ISIS tattooed in his mouth. Kirk Soccorso said that he and his ex-girlfriend, named ISIS, decided to get their names tattooed on each other’s lips. But when he showed the tattoo to his co-workers, well, they apparently interpreted it a different way and he says that […]

Chris Wallace asked CIA Director John Brennan why the administration won’t define ISIS as Islamic, and Brennan did a great job explaining. Brennan reiterated to Chris Wallace that ISIS’ ideology is a “twisted, perverted interpretation of a religion that they purport to represent.” He denied it’s a religious ideology, but Wallace asked, “Well, Islam is […]

CIA Director John Brennan says ISIS is no longer “on the march.” Clearly ISIS’s momenutm inside of Iraq and Syria has been blunted, and it has been stopped. So they are not on the march as they were several months ago,” Brennan said on “Fox News Sunday,” using an acronym for the group that has […]

There is good reason to be skeptical of the claim. But the fact that ISIS is Sunni-aligned and the suicide bombers targeted Shi’ite mosques cannot be ignored. The Sunni terror group ISIS purportedly claimed it committed Friday’s bombings that killed scores of people at two mosques frequented by Shiite rebels in Yemen’s capital — an attack […]

CIA Director John Brennan doesn’t like the term “Islamic extremists”. He echoed President Obama in saying the U.S. shouldn’t be giving the terrorist group “legitimacy.” He called what ISIS is doing “inconsistent” with how many other Muslims view their faith, and said they’re more like terrorists, criminals, and “psychopathic thugs.” Brennan argued that using words […]

Remember when ISIS was the terrifying Islamic Godzilla…that was going to kill us all? Ever since the specter of Hillary Clinton’s email reared its Republic-threatening head, you hardly ever hear about them anymore, but they’re still out there, and things have gone from bad to worse for them. Just one reporter, The Associated Press‘ Nedra […]

Iraqi forces backed by Sunni and Shia militiamen have completely encircled and cut off the roads in and out of the ISIS-held city of Tikrit, as the terror group’s remaining militants in the city centre prepare to make their last stand. As Iraqi troops edge closer to the city centre, the battle for central Tikrit […]

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