Friday, November 21, 2014

The Islamic State now in Libya

The longer the Islamic State stays around, the more recruits will join.  The more recruits that join, the larger and more powerful the Islamic State becomes.  The larger the Islamic State becomes, the more recruits will show up.....

Rinse and repeat, and soon the Islamic State becomes what it claims to be; the new caliphate with a recognized caliph.  At that point there will be no chance to stop it without mass bloodshed and a reorganizing of the world order.  Samuel Huntington called it a "Clash of Civilizations" and it appears his prediction is coming true.

With the Islamic State now in Libya, they are but 200 miles from the coast of Europe.  This is not a good thing, to be ignored and brushed aside as nothing important.  It is another chapter in the continuing Islamic conquest and one where our ignorance of the matter will get us either enslaved or killed.

From CNN November 18 by Paul Cruickshank, Nic Robertson, Tim Lister and Jomana Karadsheh

ISIS comes to Libya

(CNN) -- The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group's insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya.

Fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are now in complete control of the city of Derna, population of about 100,000, not far from the Egyptian border and just about 200 miles from the southern shores of the European Union.

The fighters are taking advantage of political chaos to rapidly expand their presence westwards along the coast, Libyan sources tell CNN.

The sources say the Derna branch of ISIS counts 800 fighters and operates half a dozen camps on the outskirts of the town, as well as larger facilities in the nearby Green Mountains, where fighters from across North Africa are being trained.

It has been bolstered by the return to Libya from Syria and Iraq of up to 300 Libyan jihadists who were part of ISIS' al Battar Brigade -- deployed at first in Deir Ezzor in Syria and then Mosul in Iraq. These fighters supported the Shura Council for the Youth of Islam in Derna, a pro-ISIS faction.

The council had been competing for superiority with another militant group, the Abu Salem Brigade, some of whose fighters' loyalties lay with al Qaeda, according to Noman Benotman, a former Libyan jihadist now involved in counter-terrorism for the Quilliam Foundation.

Al Qaeda's top envoy in Libya, Abdulbasit Azuz, left Derna after U.S. Special Forces captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attacks in June. Azuz is now believed to be in Syria, Benotman told CNN.

Amateur video from the end of October showed a large crowd of militants affiliated with the Shura Council for the Youth of Islam chanting their allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The new ISIS wing in Derna calls itself the "Barqa" provincial division of the Islamic State, the name given to the eastern region of Libya when Islamic rule replaced the Roman Empire.

The Libyan branch of ISIS now has a tight grip on the city, controlling the courts, all aspects of administration, education, and the local radio....

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1 comment:

A Woman Who Has Lived Under Sharia said...

The world already has its new Caliph - he sits in the White House.
Obama, along with our Senate and Congress, in conjunction with the impotent and feckless European Union, has done nothing to destroy the Islamic monster that threatens to devour the West.
Occasionally, the United States targets and destroys a Toyota pick up truck somewhere in the deserts of Iraq, at a cost of $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 per bomb, but other than the occasional loss of truck, ISIS continues to advance and gain strength.
Our leaders refuse to name the enemy and it seems as though they do everything in their power, to aid and abet the Muslim hydra.
God help us all!