3 Arrested in Switzerland for helping ISIS


In Switzerland, being held in jail for investigation three Iraqi nationals on suspicion of having set up a cell of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IS). The detainees have charged that the IS-in support logistically and financially, writes the newspaper “NZZ am Sonntag”.

Federal prosecutors did not want to pronounces itself if a procedure is developed in this direction or not. It justifies this stance by official secrecy and the good of the investigation.

Whereas the prosecution in question has confirmed that in Switzerland are currently being investigated 20 cases of Jihadism. Four of these cases, according to a spokeswoman prosecution dealing with Syria. Investigations are being complicated because it is difficult to identify where those people are staying, said the spokesman.


An American is Identified Among ISIS Fighters


An unidentified American has been pictured with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) fighters in Syria. The man goes by the name of “Abu Mohammad Al-Amreeki” – the last name indicates that he is an American. Not much is known about his whereabouts and identity; however, if his identity can be confirmed, this man will be another American ISIS fighter in Syria.


Nusra Front ‘kills Lebanese soldier’, promises more if prisoners not released

Reuters / Ammar Khassawneh

Reuters / Ammar Khassawneh

The Nusra Front terrorist group in Syria has released a video purporting to show the execution of a Lebanese Shiite soldier, accompanying it with a threat to kill another one publicly.

The video of the victim, Mohammad Hammieh, executed with a shot to the head, was shown together with a plea from another Lebanese soldier, Ali al-Bazzal, who appealed to his family to take action, or he would be next to die, Turkish agency Anadolu reported.

Lebanese media say the terrorists are offering an exchange – Hammieh’s body for 15 of their captured cohorts.

In explaining the execution, the Nusra Front said it was a reprisal for the Lebanese army’s attacks on Nusra Front positions in the north of Lebanon, in Arsal, as well as Hezbollah’s (the Shiite paramilitary group) Friday attacks.


Hammieh, they said, was “the one who paid the price” for Hezbollah’s alleged role in obstructing negotiations with the Lebanese government, as well as Arsal attacks on Syrian refugees.

“Mohammed Hamiyeh is the first victim of the intransigence of the Lebanese army, which has become a puppet in the hands of the Iranian party,” the Nusra Front added.

Along with Friday’s video they also circulated a photo of the dead soldier, photo-shopped into a black coffin.

He was among the nine Lebanese soldiers who were seen in an earlier August 23 video posted by the terrorist group, following fierce clashes with the Lebanese army in Arsal last month. The fighting claimed the lives of 19 soldiers and resulted in 35 hostages – mainly policemen – being taken by the terrorists.

“In case news of our son’s death is true, I blame the government for his killing because they deliberately were slow in the negotiations and were not serious about them,” the soldier’s father said at a news conference on Saturday, following Friday’s Twitter reports of the video.

Friday saw a bomb attack taking place, which killed two soldiers in Arsal, resulting in a hunt for the killers. This included raids and around 200 arrests being made, according to local media reports.

Although the video was being circulated on social networks on Friday, the Nusra Front first threatened to kill Hammieh on Tuesday, amid ongoing indirect negotiations between the Lebanese government and the terrorists, mediated by Qatar.

The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front’s demands mirror those of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) terrorists’. Both groups demand the release of fellow Islamist prisoners from the same facility – the Roumieh Prison, in exchange for Lebanese prisoners of war. By media accounts, 22 hostages have been taken following last month’s clashes in Arsal.


Germany Bans All ISIS Support After Sharia Police Were Found Patrolling German Streets

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After supporters of ISIS were found patrolling the streets of West Germany enforcing Sharia Law earlier this month, Germany has made the decision to criminalize all forms of support for the terrorist organization.

ISIS supporters are taken down in the Netherlands in August 2014. ISIS supporters are taken down in the Netherlands in August 2014.

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas Maiziere stated that all forms of support for ISIS will be treated as a criminal act. Specifically he mentioned any fundraising, campaigning, online support, or public display of ISIS symbols.

Germany already has section 86a in it’s criminal code to deal with these types of groups, which is most popularly used to restrict the display of Nazi Symbolism and support.

Germany is not standing alone in it’s decision to ban all ISIS support as The Netherlands made a similar decision last month.

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