Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ashraf Ramelah is the founder and president of Voice of the Copts, a human rights organization with offices in Italy and the U.S., dedicated to the defense of the persecuted Christians of Egypt.
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Up until recently IS seemed nearly impossible to defeat, since they have acquired American military hardware that they captured from Iraqi forces during their siege. However, the Kurdish forces have come up with an ingenious idea in which to defeat the militant Islamic group, sending units of soldiers that are entirely female to engage the members of IS.
Why are women becoming the most effective way to defeat the savage extremists?
According to one of the female soldiers, “The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven.”
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Battle-hardened after two years fighting Islamic State and other Islamist rebel groups in the multi-sided Syrian civil war, Kurdish guerrillas linked to the PKK have in recent weeks made a series of military gains that have spotlighted their growing sway.
Last week, the PKK’s Syrian-based units advanced into Iraq and punctured Islamic State lines to help tens of thousands of Yazidis escape an encircled Mount Sinjar. [...]
Syrian commanders say the security and quality of life is improving as their guerrilla forces expand rapidly, propelled by thousands of young volunteers. Recruitment is boosted by the deployment of women soldiers on the front line, often in all-female units.
“The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven,” said one female fighter.
Aldar Khalil, a top PKK official in Syria, said the guerrillas don’t have vast stocks of heavy weapons but can easily buy lighter arms—mostly guns, ammunition and rocket propelled grenades—on the black market from well-established smuggling networks, using contributions from citizens and donations from Europe.How fitting is it that the very people the radical Islamists marginalize and oppress are the same ones who are making major gains on the front lines?
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- Experts: Plutonium and uranium flow into ocean from Fukushima — “Heavily contaminated” water is leaking out of plant — Melted fuel releasing hundreds of different radioactive materials — Officials refuse to investigate 90% of these (VIDEO)
- Nuclear Expert: Fukushima fuel suspected to be in ground… “it’s going to melt right down into the ground” when heat isn’t removed, that’s why these are so dangerous — Physician: “3 of Fukushima’s reactors melted through containment… the crisis is clearly ongoing” (VIDEO)
- Gov’t: Radiation level 60 km from Fukushima plant is as high as the most contaminated areas in Chernobyl — “Fukushima far exceeded any crisis previously encountered” — “A risk of destruction of the society” — Expert: “It’s unprecedented in scale and duration” (VIDEOS)
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Eye on Iran: Senior Negotiator: Iran Seeks to Establish Industrial Enrichment Right in Talks with Powers
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