New Profiles And Articles On TRAC

  • On June 29, 2014 the Islamic State announced a new Islamic Caliphate in the sacred land of ash Sham, which includes much of northern Iraq, and introduced a new chapter for the jihadist world. A chapter not written by established jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and its affiliates, but by a new, younger generation with renewed energy and brutality. This contemporary generation's interests are not founded in religious debate on the legality of the Caliphate but what can be done to establish (Sunni) Muslim interests by proclaiming conquered territory a "Caliphate." These modern global jihadists are using social networks, tweets and Facebook postings to consolidate their support among younger Muslims, while the orthodox, old guard has been actively denouncing the validity of a Caliphate that does not conform to Muslim orthodoxy. TRAC is using this article to actively archive all the "for", "against" and "undecided" on IS's Caliphate.

  • Following the independence of Bangladesh, the party was banned in 1971. However, a 1975 coup in Bangladesh enabled the JeI to re-active political presence and activities.   In March 2013, Twenty-one people were killed in clashes between JeI supporters and police following a death penality verdict for their leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee for 1971 war crimes.  By August 2013 the JeI was barred from participation in Bangladesh elections when judges declared its charter in breach of Bangladesh’s secular constitution.  Currently the Bangladesh government is reportedly considering banning  JeI for its alleged involvement in genocide during the 1971 War.

  • 16 July 2014: Abou Abeydah from the Qassam brigades warns about imminent attacks in response to the “occupation of Palestine”

Critical Developments

  • July 28, 2014
    The NewsBlaze
    The self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (aka ISIS) has to be the most terrifying "Extreme Terrorist" group in the Middle East. They are now also beginning to reach into Africa, other locations, as well such as Gaza. It is hard to know where their reach might go if they are not...
    Submitted by Jim Prouty
  • July 28, 2014
    Crown Heights Info
    Video: Son of Its Founder Tells Truth About HamasMosab Hassan Yousef,  the son of a founder of Hamas, reveals the truth about how the terror group aims to kill civilians and uses Palestinian children as human shields.   
    Submitted by Jim Prouty
  • July 28, 2014
    You Tube
    Libya: From inside the Brega fuel reservoirs that are on fire - Tripoli:Related ArticleLibya Is Literally On Firehttp://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/07/28/3464634/libya-is-quite-literally-on-fire/A massive oil complex in Libya was set ablaze this weekend due to a stray missile, with the resulting...
    Submitted by Jasmine Opperman