The Islamic State released a video over the weekend celebrating its newly minted currency as a pathway for the terrorist group to break from “the capitalist financial system” supported by the Federal Reserve.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Virginia teenager who used social media to support the militant group Islamic State was sentenced to just over 11 years in federal prison on Friday, the U.S. Justice Department said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Arizona man was indicted on Thursday for supporting the militant group Islamic State by helping a New York City college student travel to Syria for military-style training, U.S. authorities said.
The Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an investigation into whether officials in the military altered intelligence estimates about the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq to give a more favorable impression of progress.
ESPN baseball analyst and former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has been thrown from a Little League World Series broadcast for an “unacceptable” message posted to social media Tuesday.
The Islamic State is reportedly using remote-controlled vehicles imported from Turkey similar to those pictured in versions of the “Call of Duty” computer game to launch bomb attacks on their opponents in Iraq and Syria.
Syrian rebels are claiming that Turkey tipped off members of the al Qaeda affiliate that kidnapped at least five U.S-backed Syrian opposition fighters late last month when they entered Syria after completing a Pentagon training program.
Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima was filmed giving a salute synonymous with a Turkish terrorist group responsible for hundreds of political assassinations over the last 40 years.
The three Americans who became heroes on Friday when they thwarted a terrorist attack during their vacation through Europe were awarded France’s Legion d’Honneur medal from President Francois Hollande on Monday.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone is a hero—everyone is agreed on that fact. So are his friends, Specialist Alek Skarlatos of the Oregon National Guard, and Anthony Sadler, a college student. All three were awarded the Legion of Honor over the weekend by the president of France for taking down the heavily armed Ayoub El Khazzani before he could massacre passengers on a high speed train bound for Paris.
Stone is an active duty Air Force medic, based in the Azores. He deserves to be decorated by the Air Force for his courage, and to receive a Purple Heart for his wounds—he nearly had this thumb severed by the terrorist’s box-cutter, among other injuries. Skarlatos, if he is still on active duty (he reportedly returned from Afghanistan only last month, so it is possible) also deserves a valor award from his own chain of command.