Saudi Arabia Thwarts Daesh Plot Against Defense Ministry

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Daesh Plot Against Defense Ministry

Saudi Arabia has just broken up a Daesh plot to use a suicide bomb against Defense Ministry offices, while separately dismantling an alleged spy ring — according to Khaleej Times.     The dual announcements show the security challenges facing the kingdom that is now fighting its war in Yemen, and embroiled in a diplomatic […]

Islamic State Establishes Gold Dinar as Official Currency

Islamic State Establishes Gold Dinar as Official Currency

  The Islamic State has made global headlines once again with its announcement introducing the “gold dinar” as its official currency. The hour-long video, addressing a Muslim audience, claims that the measure was taken in order to bring Islam back to the golden age, and as a rejection of “US satanic banks” and “the capitalist financial […]

Discovering MENA – Turkey and IS: Calculated Ambivalence or Uncontrollable Fear?

Discovering MENA – Turkey and IS: Calculated Ambivalence or Uncontrollable Fear?

“This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy […] is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier this year: to use force against anyone who threatens America’s core interests, but […]

This Is ISIS’s Magazine ‘Dabiq’ And It’s Shockingly Legit

This Is ISIS’s Magazine ‘Dabiq’ And It’s Shockingly Legit

Warning: This article contains graphic images

Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day speculating about “Western” funding going to the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS) after seeing their new, slick magazine. Check out some pages below:     Called ‘Dabiq’, which is the name of a town in northern Syria […]