WATCH: Video Just Posted Shows Young Child Doing Something Sickening Radical Islamists Love

The child couldn’t be more than four or five years old. Yet there he is, outfitted in the clothing of an Islamic jihadi fighter, blade in hand, excitedly practicing for what could be a future terror attack. And many would no doubt agree that what the youngster is doing with the big knife is, to put it mildly, beyond disgusting.

TheBlaze reports on the short, homemade video that’s been circulating on social media among Islamic State fighters and their supporters. The boy — described as the son of an Islamic State terrorist who can, presumably, be heard in the background cheering on the lad — is seen trying to decapitate a teddy bear.

“In the video,” says TheBlaze, “[the boy] stands in front of a large Islamic State flag hanging on the wall, smiling as he carries out his gruesome task which involves plunging his knife into the soft plush of the white teddy bear with red polka dot paws.”

An article in The Jerusalem Post on the new propaganda piece from Islamic State fighters notes that “ISIS has been known to use children in its propaganda videos and affectionately refers to its child recruits as ‘cubs of the caliphate.’”

By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself the revolting segment promoted by murderous jihadis who have no qualms about using even the youngest among them to try to inspire their followers and promote fear among their enemies.

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Osama Bin Laden’s Son Just Called For Something In 4 Major Cities That Has Jews On High Alert

Washington, D.C., is one of four cities worldwide in which Jewish citizens are being targeted, according to a message from Osama bin Laden’s son that urged lone wolf attacks in the U.S. and the West. Hamza bin Laden also called for attacks on “Jewish interests” in London, Paris, and Tel Aviv.

The audio recording of Hamza’s remarks was shared by extremists on Twitter and is the first message on behalf of al-Qaeda from Hamza, who said in the recording that it is time to move the war in the Middle East across the ocean.

“This is your duty,” he said, claiming Islam is under attack by the Crusaders. He likened the Crusader enemy to an evil bird, with America as its head and NATO and Israel as its wings. “Apostate” leaders of the Muslim states, such as the Saudis, are the body. An Arabic transcript posted with the message indicated it was recorded in May or June of this year.

“One operation from a loyal knight from your knights who chose his target and did well in his selection, and did his job and did well in his job, it would shake the policy of a great nation in a dire fashion,” Hamza said. “So then, what would tens of operations do?”

Jewish leaders are urging preparations in light of next month’s observance of Rosh Hashanah, a major Jewish holiday. An alert posted by the Secure Community Network (SCN), the national homeland security initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America & the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, “called for increased training for volunteers and staff at Jewish institutions ahead of Rosh Hashanah, including establishing relationships with local law enforcement and reviewing communications and plans for responding to an active shooter,” according to The Time of Israel.

“This is not the first time that senior ranking members of al-Qaeda have called for attacks on world or American Jewry,” said Paul Goldenberg, SCN’s director. “This individual and al-Qaeda are waning — with that said, their rhetoric is becoming more incendiary with the hope they will move their masses.”

“The community has dealt with similar threats, we’re asking the community that they attend Rosh Hashanah services and celebrations and to continue to have whatever plans they had to enjoy and celebrate our New Year,” he added.

h/t: The Times of Israel

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Dems Demanded Apology From Texas Official Over ‘Muslim World’ Post – Here’s What They Got

When Texas Republican Sid Miller shared a controversial Facebook meme Sunday, it was answered by widespread calls by members of the Democrat Party to apologize and denounce the image’s message.

The post, which has since been deleted, was captured by several social media users who later uploaded it to their own accounts.

Miller, agriculture commissioner for the Lone Star State, did not personally share the image, said spokesperson Todd Smith–though he declined to offer any further details as to its origin. In any case, however, it is clear that Miller has run afoul of his state’s Democrat leadership.

Representing Texas Democrats, Manny Garcia released a scathing response to Miller’s post:

It is unacceptable for Republican Sid Miller to be promoting such disgusting rhetoric. Sadly, this kind of racist, xenophobic hate speech qualifies you for higher office with Republicans’ Tea Party fringe base. We hope Sid Miller shows some respect for Texans and the responsibility of holding state office and issues an apology.

Another source close to Miller concluded that the message was “inappropriate,” though he echoed Smith’s insistence that the GOP official did not post it himself.

Miller is reportedly in China and is not expected to return to his home state until Aug. 23. The Blaze indicates he was on the international trip when the controversial post was first published.

Beyond establishment Democrat disapproval, the post elicited a mixed reaction from social media users. Even among those who favor a strong response to Iran, many felt the meme posted to Miller’s page went too far.

Smith, however, described it as a “powerful post that caused people to stop and think about the current state of the world.”

Was this Republican’s reaction to Islamic terrorism inappropriate? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Intelligence Officials STUNNED By Secret ISIS Plan That Calls Obama 4 Unbelievable Words

As authorities continue to investigate a deadly bomb blast in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, that killed at least 19 people and injured more than 100 others on Monday — an explosion that had all the markings of a terrorist attack — a shocking terror manifesto has been uncovered in Pakistan. An independent, investigative news organization called the American Media Institute (AMI) says that U. S. intelligence officials believe the newly discovered Islamic State document is comparable to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, in which he clearly outlined his political ideology and future plans for Nazi Germany.

The 32-page document entitled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” blames Israel for creating conditions that led to the rise of the Islamic State. It also, unbelievably, refers to President Obama as the “Mule of the Jews” for supposedly supporting Israeli aggression in the region.

According to the AMI: “The document serves as a Nazi-like recruiting pitch that attempts to unite dozens of factions of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.  It includes a never-before-seen history of the Islamic State, details chilling future battle plans and urges al-Qaeda to join Islamic State.”

The undated Islamic State manifesto also advocates triggering all-out war in India that would, according to the AMI analysis, “provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the United States.”

The battle plan to “end the world” is described in six phases (three of which have already passed) – ripping pages from al-Qaeda’s original plans to defeat the west, in a graphic illustration of how ISIS sees itself as the true heirs to Osama Bin Laden’s legacy.

In addition to targeting Israel and the United States as enemies of the Islamic caliphate, the document reportedly reads like a call to arms for terrorists and advocates the uniting of various terror organizations and factions to upend Arab governments friendly to the West.

The document urges followers of al-Qaeda and the Taliban to join the Islamic State in overthrowing Arab governments who have relations with the U.S. and Israel, unlike al-Qaeda, which believed it was “important to weaken the U.S before launching an armed revolt in Arab states and establishing a caliphate.”

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal center for human rights who heads the Center’s Digital Terrorism and Hate Project, argues that this explicit declaration by Islamic State radicals needs to be taken very seriously. Rabbi Cooper says we must avoid the terrible mistake made in the 1930’s when Hitler revealed his plan for world domination and people refused to believe that he meant what he said.

The American Media Institute, which was founded by veterans of The Wall Street Journal and Reader’s Digest. quotes Cooper as saying: “We did a lousy job predicting what Hitler was going to do in the 1920s, 1930s – honestly, we blew it. It’s hard to take seriously or believe that such hatred was real or would be possible.”

h/t: Breitbart

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Israel’s Chief Of Staff Announces New Strategy To Defeat Islamist Terror Groups

After introducing a new 5-year efficiency plan for the Israel Defense Forces at the end of July, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot took the highly unusual step of publishing the Israeli army’s new strategy. In Eisenkot’s view, the IDF must be able to deliver a military solution to the multiple threats that Israel is facing.

The new doctrine is already visible on the Golan Heights, where the IDF is preparing for a possible incursion into Syria in response to increasing efforts by Islamist terror groups such as Hezbollah, al-Nusra front and Islamic State to set up camp in the vicinity of the Israeli border.

The 5-year efficiency operative called the Gideon Plan that was released at the end of July dealt with all sorts of measures to adjust the IDF to the rapid changing reality in the Middle East. The plan includes the dismissal of 2,500 professional soldiers and the discharge of 100,000 reserve soldiers.

By 2020, the IDF will look totally different; units will be considerably smaller, and the average age of commanders will be significantly lower. Infantry and artillery brigades will be cut down in size, and the remaining reserve soldiers will be trained and equipped for war tasks. The commands will shrink 6% in size; and systems that are not at the core of the army, such as the education corps, army radio and the military rabbinate, will undergo adjustment or will be cut down in size as well.

In response to increasing cyber war threats, the IDF will establish a cyber wing and will purchase new submarines and stealth war planes (Lockheed F-35) as well as more drones. Together with other sophisticated anti-rocket systems, these purchases will provide multi-layer protection for Israel. The IDF has been reducing the number of tanks and warplanes since 1985.

All this has to do with the declining conventional threat to Israel by regular Arab armies. The Lebanese army has never been a match for the IDF, and the Syrian army is literally being cut down. Jordan and Egypt have peace treaties with Israel and are increasingly cooperating with the IDF and IAF.

Just last week, Israeli KC-707 flying fuel tankers were spotted flying together with Jordanian Air Force F-16’s when they were on their way to the United States to participate in a joint military exercise in Nevada.

Last month, the media reported that the IAF gave Jordan 16 used Cobra helicopters to enhance their abilities to defend their borders against a possible Islamic State attack. Israel at one stage had two Cobra squadrons of 30 helicopters each; but since 2000, the IAF has been using the more sophisticated Apache combat helicopter.

As for cooperation with Egypt, Israeli TV Channel 10 reported in January this year that the IDF and the Egyptian Army are cooperating in field operations against the Islamist terror group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (now called Wayilat Sinai after it swore allegiance to Islamic State in December 2014). Other Israeli media reported earlier that Egypt uses Israeli intelligence for its operations against the Islamist terror groups in the Sinai Peninsula.

Channel 10 reported in 2014 that Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had ordered the IDF to carry out operations against Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis deep in the Sinai Desert. It remains unclear whether such an operation ever took place.

The IDF’s new strategy that was published last week aims to enhance the IDF’s operational capabilities in light of the increasing terrorist threats at its borders, multidimensional threats and cyber warfare.

The publication of the 33-page document is considered highly unusual because it offers a glimpse into Israel’s defense doctrine and because Eisenkot proposes cuts in defense spending. His predecessors always asked for an increase in the defense budget.

The Israeli paper Israel Hayom explained that the ”new strategy is based on the understanding that the conventional and unconventional first-circle threats Israel faces, meaning threats looming on its borders, are decreasing, while the threats posed by terrorist organizations, projectile fire and cyber attacks are increasing.”

The first principle of the national security strategy outlined in the brief is relying on a defensive security strategy, that strives to ensure Israel’s existence, generate effective deterrence, defer conflict and, if necessary, neutralize threats.

The principles of military offensive are also outlined, stating the IDF’s basic operational premise is that defeating the enemy solely via defensive tactics is impossible.

“The third principle notes the importance of strategic cooperation, including bolstering defense ties with the U.S. and fostering strategic ties with other key countries,” Israel HaYom reported.

The document stresses that a key characteristic of regional dynamics “is the fact that the enemy strives to impose Islamic rule across the Middle East, including in Israel. (The enemy) seeks to exhaust Israeli society, as it assumes it will prove to have little resilience.”

Eisenkot noted in the document that the threat by non-state entities such as Hezbollah, Islamic State and Hamas has increased, and that these groups now strive for territorial expansion and sovereignty.

In the next conflict with terrorist organizations, the IDF will have to achieve a decisive victory that would enable Israel to dictate the terms of a ceasefire; and the military would have to limit the damage inflicted on the home front. By achieving a decisive victory, the IDF would undermine the enemy’s ability to rebuild its forces like Hamas is now doing in Gaza.

“The document stressed that the main approach to achieving decisive victory is cunningly using offensive maneuvers that play on the enemy’s weaknesses, thus using the IDF’s comparative advantages to ensure it achieves its ‘shock and awe’ objectives.

“While the military proved reluctant to use ground forces during its last few campaigns, the document officially states that one of the principles guiding the new strategy is engaging all relevant forces in ‘immediate maneuvers.’ Moreover, the military’s cyber capabilities will be used to support both its defensive and offensive maneuvers, across all branches and on all levels,” Israel HaYom reported.

The new strategy emphasizes the need to evacuate border communities in case of immediate danger. Although border communities have been emptied of residents as a result of rocket attacks in the past, it has never been Israel’s policy to evacuate whole communities in wartime. To the contrary, the Israeli government always called upon citizens to continue living their lives as normally as possible during a war.

The document also deals with the threat of non-bordering nations, namely Iran, and outlines that offensive efforts must be made “to undermine the enemy’s strength, limit its scope of operations and thwart its intentions and abilities.”

The document calls for the implementation of the plan in order to achieve “accurate, multidimensional firepower capabilities, in the shortest amount of time, across an extensive target bank.” This means “tens of thousands of targets” in the north (meaning Lebanon and Syria) and “thousands of targets” in the south (Gaza), the document notes.

The strategy aims to further improve the IDF’s offensive capabilities “on several fronts and dimensions — on the ground, in the air and at sea — simultaneously.” It is clear that the document here talks about the possibility that Israel will be attacked by several terrorist organizations from multiple fronts at the same time.

The strategy also aims to improve the IDF’s operational capabilities deep in enemy territory behind the front lines, even without access to direct supply lines.

The publication of the new IDF strategy was noticed by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. In his annual speech during the commemoration of “the divine victory”–meaning Hezbollah’s resistance against the IDF during the Second Lebanon War–Nasrallah claimed that Eisenkot’s document showed that the IDF has no strategy against Hezbollah.

He said “the IDF did not bring anything new” and will be defeated again in the next war.

“Every piece of Lebanese land will be a fortified trench that will destroy your ranks and kill your soldiers and their officers and your army will be defeated,” Nasrallah bragged.

He claimed the war ended in “a victory by the grace of God… Dozens of armored tanks were destroyed and dozens of soldiers were killed. They felt hell below their feet and over their heads here. Here the legend of the Merkava tank was shattered.”

Hezbollah is operating a special unit in the Iranian embassy in Beirut that monitors everything that happens in Israel. The organization also has spy-rings in Israel.

Last week, the Israeli internal security office Shin Bet announced it had arrested a Swedish citizen of Lebanese descent who is suspected of spying for Hezbollah.

The man, Hassan Khalil Khizran, 55, was arrested upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport on July 21. The Shin Bet had received prior information of his activities for Hezbollah. He was recruited by Hezbollah in 2009 while visiting Lebanon with his family.

On Sunday, Israel delivered a warning to Hezbollah and Iran when the IDF released footage of the elimination of a Hezbollah terrorist cell in the border area near the Druze town of Khader, close to Mount Hermon in Israel. Four Druze members of Hezbollah were killed by an Israeli rocket when they tried to plant an explosive device near the border fence in May.

The release of the footage constituted a warning to Iran and Hezbollah, said Middle East expert Tzvi Yechezkieli in an interview with TV Channel 10 in Israel. Since the signing of the nuclear agreement with six world powers in Vienna, Iran is again trying – via Hezbollah – to take over the border area on the Golan Heights, Yechezkieli said.

He noticed that all terrorist activity directed at Israel on the Golan Heights is the work of Hezbollah and not of Jabhat al-Nusra, the Al Qaeda affiliate that is in control of the border with Israel. Hezbollah and Assad’s forces are in control of Khader in the northern Golan; but try again to move south in the direction of Kuneitra, and Israel will not allow that to happen, the Channel 10 expert added. He and other Israeli commentators are convinced that under Eisenkot, the IDF will no longer sit on its hands when Islamist groups threaten the Israeli communities on the Golan Heights, and will invade Syria if necessary.

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