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ISIS-linked group promoting ‘lone jihadi’ tutorials on the dark web

A pro-Islamic State hacking group operating on the dark web has called on Muslims in the U.S. and Europe to launch attacks in their own countries. The ‘cyber Kahilafah’ group issued a message addressing so-called ‘lone wolves’ operating in “Europe, America and Gulf States involved in the coalition fighting the Islamic State.” “We invite you to train for combat and learn how to build and detonate improvised explosives” a chilling message on the front page of a new Zeronet portal observed by The Foreign Desk said. “If you cannot migrate from the land of the infidels to the Caliphate, then carrying out jihad in your own country will also be a victory for the Islamic State and all Muslims,” the message read. The website appeared on the ZeroNet network, a serverless peer-to-peer group of websites that rely on bitcoin cryptography and the BitTorrent network. These websites, though


Is it too late to contain ISIS?

Is it too late to contain ISIS?

Watch the latest video at -President Obama and Vladimir Putin will have a tough time coming to an agreement on the global priority on ISIS because Putin has his own agenda regarding Syria and right now the world’s attention is obviously on what happened in Paris. -World attention is focused on where will they (ISIS) strike next? And is it too late to contain them? Are they going to do something more in Europe, will they get to the United States? -Meanwhile the issue in Syria and Iraq cannot be contained when we cannot find partners--not with Iran, not with Saudi Arabia and obviously not with Putin. -A lot of the questions that are now being asked should have been asked two years ago. And it’s not to have a doomsday view of the situation, but to understand that there are things that could be done at the source to embolden actors that could actually be

Election Desk

Lisa Daftari

Foreign Policy Watch 2016

Interviewing 2016 candidates on foreign policy. Look forward to sitting down with Dr. Ben Carson and Donald J. Trump next. Appreciate Ted Cruz dedication to human rights. Who is your foreign policy pick?