Canada to exclude single men from Syrian refugee plan: report

Canada to exclude single men from Syrian refugee plan: report

The Canadian government’s much-anticipated Syrian refugee plan will exclude single men due to security concerns, CBC News reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources. Only women, children and families will be part of the program, which is set to be announced Tuesday, CBC News reported. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised to bring in 25,000 refugees by […]

Islamic State employs new tactics to plot attacks

Islamic State employs new tactics to plot attacks

By Daniel Wiser / Washington Free Beacon The Islamic State is using a variety of new tactics, including encryption and control of local resources in Iraq and Syria, that make it more difficult to defeat without a greater U.S. presence in the Middle East, analysts said on Friday. The terrorist attacks in Paris in last […]

Ukraine preps for trade ban between mainland and Crimea

Ukraine preps for trade ban between mainland and Crimea

Government officials in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, have imposed a trade ban that for now will put a pause on goods going to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia last year that has since become a focal point for the rift between both nations. “At my suggestion, the government has temporarily banned freight […]

Fake protests

Fake protests

By Jagdish N. Singh / Gatestone Institute One of the reasons democracy has not really taken roots in much of the contemporary world is that some groups still remain aligned to the status quo — reactionary forces in our society. They apparently prefer to join a democratic system, and then invent ways to hijack its […]

Palestinian violence continues after days of relative quiet

Palestinian violence continues after days of relative quiet

By Abraham Rabinovich / Washington Free Beacon JERUSALEM—After a few days of relative quiet, the two-month old Palestinian mini-intifada resumed Thursday with attacks on the West Bank and Tel Aviv that some officials believe may have been influenced by Islamic State’s recent rampage in Paris. A Palestinian in Tel Aviv who worked in a restaurant […]

Islamic State has avoided direct clash with Israel despite having forces close to two of Israel’s borders

Islamic State has avoided direct clash with Israel despite having forces close to two of Israel’s borders

By Abraham Rabinovich / Washington Free Beacon JERUSALEM—Although the Islamic State has forces close to two of Israel’s borders, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday, it has chosen thus far to avoid a direct clash with Israel. “Daesh (another name for the Islamic State) hasn’t opened a front against us because they would simply get […]

France’s politically correct war on Islamic terror

France’s politically correct war on Islamic terror

After the January 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris, France’s President François Hollande declared: “We must reject facile thinking and eschew exaggeration. Those who committed these terrorist acts, those terrorists, those fanatics, have nothing to do with the Muslim religion.” By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute French President François Hollande has vowed to avenge the November […]

Obama chides refugee critics, says U.S. cannot ‘close our hearts’

Obama chides refugee critics, says U.S. cannot ‘close our hearts’

President Obama chided American critics Monday over their calls for him to cancel his plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, saying the U.S. cannot “close our hearts” to the plight of those fleeing violence. He took particular aim at GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, who said the U.S. should focus its refugee efforts on trying […]

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