American professor held by Taliban pleads with Trump to negotiate his release

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An American and Australian professor kidnapped by the Taliban last August have appeared in a new video calling on President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to negotiate their freedom by releasing Taliban prisoners. American Kevin King, 60, and Australian Timothy John Weeks, 48, were both working for the American University of Afghanistan when…

European university professor sentenced to death in Iran for ‘espionage’

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A scientist working at two European universities has been sentenced to death without trial for espionage charges while visiting family in Iran, according to his family and co-workers. Ahmadreza Djalali, 45, a professor and researcher of disaster medicine at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIN) at the University of Eastern Piedmont in…

FBI: Ft. Lauderdale attacker says he acted on behalf of ISIS

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Esteban Santiago, the alleged shooter who killed five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport has reportedly told the FBI that he carried it out for the Islamic State, Michael Ferlazzo, FBI special agent, said under oath at a hearing Tuesday. Santiago was denied bond. Santiago, 26, an Iraq War veteran, opened fire at a baggage…

ISIS calls for ‘arson jihad’, singles out Texas megachurch in latest magazine

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ISIS is encouraging its followers to focus on a new type of jihad against the West – setting fires. In its latest edition of its monthly “Rumiyah” magazine Friday, the terror group called upon ‘lone-wolf’ jihadis to launch arson attacks, explaining how setting large blazes requires minimal effort in simply obtaining a canister of gasoline—a…

Turkey’s Erdogan still can’t decide who’s more barbarous; Israel or Hitler

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan could not definitively state who was “more barbarous;” Hitler during the Holocaust or Israelis in Gaza. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 Television, host Illana Dayan asked Erdogan if he had any regrets over 2014 comments during which the Turkish President labeled Israel’s actions in Operation Protective Edge as “more…

ISIS continues its 'Get Out the Vote' jihadi campaign targeting U.S. elections

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Islamic State-linked jihadis continued Monday to promote an essay released over the weekend calling for Election Day attacks and the “slaughter” of U.S. voters. Published Saturday by the terror group’s “Al Hayat media center,” a seven-page essay entitled “The Murtadd Vote” or apostate vote, was shared across numerous Islamic State affiliated channels including the group’s…