At this rate IslamicState Caliphate will be 8th world biggest economy

Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
Islamic State Group's War Chest Is Growing Daily

WASHINGTON — Sep 14, 2014, 7:46 AM ET
By KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer
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FLE - In this March 2, 2013 file photo, a view of an oil field under control of Kurdish militias near the town of Deriq, in a Kurdish area of Syria, near the border with Iraq. The Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf... View Full CaptionThe Associated Press

Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money,
have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.


The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a U.S. intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American officials are so concerned about the group even while acknowledging
they have no evidence it is plotting attacks against the United States.
The Islamic State group has taken over large sections of Syria and Iraq, and
controls as many as 11 oil fields in both countries, analysts say. It is selling oil and other goods through generations-old smuggling networks under the noses of some of the same governments it is fighting: Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, Turkey and Jordan.


While U.S. intelligence does not assess that those governments are complicit in the smuggling, the Obama administration is pressing them do to more to crack down. The illicit oil is generally transported on tanker trucks, analysts said.


"There's a lot of money to be made," said Denise Natali, who worked in Kurdistan as an American aid official and is now a senior research fellow at National Defense University. "The Kurds say they have made an attempt to close it down, but you pay off a border guard you pay off somebody else and you get stuff through."


The price the Islamic State group fetches for its smuggled oil is discounted —$25 to $60 for a barrel of oil that normally sells for more than $100 —
but its total profits from oil are exceeding $3 million a day, said Luay al-Khatteeb, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution's Doha Center in Qatar.


The group also has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from smuggling antiquities out of Iraq to be sold in Turkey, al-Khatteeb said, and millions more from human trafficking by selling women and children as sex slaves.


Other revenue comes from extortion payments, ransom from kidnapped hostages, and outright theft of all manner of materials from the towns the Islamic State group has seized, analysts say.


"It's cash-raising activities resemble those of a mafia-like organization," a second U.S. intelligence official said, reflecting the assessment of his agency. "They are well-organized, systematic and enforced through intimidation and violence."


Even prior to seizing Mosul in June, for example, the group began to impose "taxes" on nearly every facet of economic activity, threatening death for those unwilling to pay, U.S. intelligence officials say. An analysis by the Council on Foreign Relations estimated the group was reaping $8 million a month from extortion in Mosul alone.


Once the group took over Mosul, in northern Iraq, and other areas, it grabbed millions of dollars in cash from banks, though not the hundreds of millions initially reported, U.S. intelligence officials say.


This spring, four French and two Spanish journalists held hostage by Islamic State extremists were freed after their governments paid multimillion-dollar ransoms through intermediaries.


The Islamic State group "has managed to successfully translate territorial control in northern Syria and portions of Iraq into a means of revenue generation," said a third U.S. intelligence official.


Analysts say the group is relying on the fact that the area along the border between Iraq and Turkey has long been a smugglers haven, and was made more so by the fall of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003. Generations of families have illicitly moved goods through the region.


The Islamic State is the successor to al-Qaida in Iraq, which was founded by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. For a time, the group was allied with the Nusra Front, the al-Qaida affiliate that is a key player among the rebels battling Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Islamic State group has since broken with the Nusra Front and al-Qaida.


In the early days of the Syrian civil war, the Islamic State group was funded in large part by donations from wealthy residents of Gulf States, including Kuwait and Qatar, American officials have said.


"A number of fundraisers operating in more permissive jurisdictions — particularly in Kuwait and Qatar — are soliciting donations to fund ... al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," David Cohen, the Treasury department's top counterterrorism official, said in a speech in March. ISIL is an alternative acronym for the Islamic State group.


That stream of funding has diminished in recent months as the group's violent tactics have drawn worldwide attention
, U.S. intelligence officials say.


The group's reliance on oil as its main source of revenue could easily be disrupted by American airstrikes, officials say. But so far, no decision has been made to target Iraqi or Syrian oil infrastructure, which is serviced by civilian workers who may have been conscripted.

 
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Freedomlover

Minister (2k+ posts)
Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition against the Islamic State group, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict.
A 600-strong force comprising about 400 air force personnel and 200 special forces soldiers will be deployed to the United Arab Emirates and based at a US headquarters, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday.
Eight super hornet fighter jets, an early warning and control aircraft, and an aerial refuelling aircraft will be prepared and deployed in the coming days, he said.
I have to warn the Australian people that should this preparation and deployment extend into combat operations, that this could go on for quite some time.
- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Abbott said the deployment was a "prudent and proportionate" contribution to the coalition and that his government had not yet made the decision to commit troops to combat action.
The deployment is the next step in Australia's involvement in trying to halt the advance of Islamic State fighters after it last month joined in a multinational relief effort, dropping military equipment and aid to Kurdish forces fighting the group in northern Iraq.
It also follows a move by the government on Friday to raise the domestic terror alert to "high" for the first time, citing the likelihood of attacks by Australian citizens radicalised in Iraq or Syria.
As part of the deployment, a task group will be prepared to act as military advisers that could assist Iraqi and other security forces, Abbott said in a statement.
Abbott said "there are obviously further decisions to be taken" before Australian forces commit to combat action.
"I have to warn the Australian people that should this preparation and deployment extend into combat operations, that this could go on for quite some time," Abbott told reporters in the northern city of Darwin.
Abbott said the deployment was focused on Iraq and not Syria.
"At this point in time, Australia is not intending to operate in Syria," he said.
"The legalities of operating in Iraq with the consent and welcome of the Iraqi government are obviously very different from the legalities of operating in Syria, which has a government that Australia doesn't recognise.

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MADdoo

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

What a shame, ISIS killed 2 Americans and 1 british and they all are united to destroy ISIS.

Daily dozen of Muslims martay hain muslims k hathon but hum kabi united nahi hoye.
 

Freedomlover

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

اب صورت حال یہ ہے کہ ایک طرف خلافت اسلامیہ ہے اور دوسری طرف ساری دنیا کا کفر اکٹھا ہیں

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Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

Tit for Tat... IS also recruiting from West
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Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

(Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home.
At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. He said that while the reasons for their disappearance were unclear, he had told the families to contact police.
In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower. Instead, she flew to Turkey and joined IS in Syria.
Home to the biggest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota has been plagued by terrorist recruiting since the Somali group al-Shabaab began enlisting in America around 2007.
This year, law enforcement officials say they learned of 15-20 men with connections to the Minnesota Somali community fighting for extremist groups in Syria. They included Douglas McAuthur McCain, a convert to Islam, who was killed in battle this summer.
The St. Paul woman is the first case of an area female joining IS that has been made public although her family have asked for her name to be kept private because it fears retaliation from Islamists.
Greg Boosalis, FBI division counsel in Minneapolis, said law enforcement was investigating the possible recruitment in the area by Islamist extremists of other females, as well as males, but refused to comment on specific cases.
"We are looking into the possibility of additional men and women travelers," he said.
Somali leaders and sources close to police worry that the reports of female would-be jihadis from the region could mark a new trend.
The St. Paul woman is highly likely to have been recruited by IS through Islamist sympathizers in the United States, rather than joining the group on her own, they said. At least one other woman is suspected of helping her leave the United States.
Another U.S. teenager, nurse's aide Shannon Conley, 19, from Colorado, pleaded guilty this week to trying to travel to the Middle East to enroll in IS. She was arrested at Denver International Airport in April with a one-way ticket and had been recruited online by a male militant in Syria.
Nipping domestic extremism in the bud before Americans try to join terrorist groups is part of Obama's strategy against Islamic State announced in a televised address last week.
Along with an aerial bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria, Obama pledged that the government would "intervene with at-risk individuals before they become radicalized toward violence and decide to travel abroad to Syria and Iraq to join ISIL."
He said authorities would offer "tailored domestic programs to prevent violent extremism and radicalization" but gave no more details.
The Somali woman from St. Paul who traveled to Syria attended a mosque near the eastern bank of the Mississippi River which had previously attracted suspected extremists. In June, the mosque banned an Egyptian-American man it said was spreading radical ideology.
The woman told a relative after leaving the United States that she wanted to help children in IS-controlled territory in Syria.
"The nature of the recruitment of these crazy organizations is how they use the element of surprise. Now they have surprised us again by going for the girls," said Bihi, speaking about the St. Paul woman who he said was targeted by recruiters.
Bihi's teenaged nephew was killed in Somalia in 2009 after being persuaded to join al-Shabaab while in Minnesota.
"BABY FACTORIES"
While foreign women who join Islamic State often envision aiding a holy war or at least playing an active role in establishing a purist Islamic nation, the reality can be more mundane.
Monitoring of extremists' social media accounts and other writings shows that male jihadis regard women counterparts as little more than mating partners, said Mia Bloom, from the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
"ISIS is recruiting these women in order to be baby factories. They are seeing the establishment of an Islamic state and now they need to populate the state," Bloom said.
Scores of European Muslim women, mostly from Britain and France, have joined IS in the Middle East.
Denver teenager Conley became engaged to an Islamic State militant in Syria who she met online. Jihadist groups like al Qaeda and IS usually only put women near the frontline in emergencies, Bloom said.
Some young foreign women have been deployed to Islamic State checkpoints in northern Syria where they pat down other women to search for weapons and force local females to abide by strict Islamic dress codes.
But snapshots on social media of the female jihadis' lives in Syria more often show that, "the girls go around making cookies. It's almost like a jihadi Tupperware party," Bloom said.
The main worry for law enforcement is that U.S. militants will one day return to the United States and attack targets.
"The obvious fear is of individuals coming back and committing a terrorist act here," said the FBI's Boosalis. The FBI has been working with the Somali community in Minnesota for years to help it combat radical Islamists.
 

Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

What a shame, ISIS killed 2 Americans and 1 british and they all are united to destroy ISIS.

Daily dozen of Muslims martay hain muslims k hathon but hum kabi united nahi hoye.
Is lye keh Nationalism ki patti hamari aankhon per bandh di gai hey...
 

Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

اب صورت حال یہ ہے کہ ایک طرف خلافت اسلامیہ ہے اور دوسری طرف ساری دنیا کا کفر اکٹھا ہیں

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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "A time will come when the nations (of the world) will surround you from every side, just as diners gather around the main dish. Somebody asked, 'Oh Messenger of Allah, will it be on account of our scarcity at that time?' He said, 'No, but you will be scum, like the scum of flood water. Feebleness will be in your hearts, and fear will be removed from the hearts of your enemies, on account of your love for the world, and your abhorrence of death.'" [Ahmad, Abu Dawud]
 

Freedomlover

Minister (2k+ posts)
یہ ہے مسلمان ملک کی آزادی کا صلہ مسلمانوں کو سمجھنا چاہے کے کیوں ساری دنیا کا کفر ان کے خلاف اکٹھا ہو چکا ہے امریکا اور مغرب تیل سے مالا مال مسلم ملکوں کی 80 فیصد دولت لے جاتے ہیں مگر ان ملکوں کے غدار حکمران اپنی ذاتی آسائشوں کے وجہ سے اس ظلم پر چھپ رہتے ہیں آج امریکا اور مغرب میں دولت کی جتنی ریل پیل ہے یہ مسلمانوں کی چوری کی ہوئی تیل کی دولت کا نتیجہ ہے. مگر افسوس مسلمان مغرب کے دجالی میڈیا میں بلکل قید ہیں ان کو نہ کوئی شعور ہے اور نہ کوئی پروا. البتہ مجاہدین کی جماعت مسلمان کے دفاع کے لیے اپنا سب کچھ قربان کر رہے ہیں مگر کچھ جاہل نام کے مسلمان دجالی میڈیا کی وجہ سے ان کو دہشتگرد کہتے ہیں اور اور اپنا دنیا اور آخرت تباہ کر رہے ہیں
 

Freedomlover

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

ایجنٹ کون؟ مسلمانوں یہ خلافت تمھاری نمائندہ ہے تمھاری محافظ ہے اس کے دفاع میں اٹھ کھڑے ہو جاؤ




 

Galaxy

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

The crusaders will come again and again until the Muslims will unite and fight back.
 

Mir Jaffer

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

ایجنٹ کون؟ مسلمانوں یہ خلافت تمھاری نمائندہ ہے تمھاری محافظ ہے اس کے دفاع میں اٹھ کھڑے ہو جاؤ




Khalifa baghdadi???hahaha. My foot.
I prefer Arain or Gujjar Khalif than this baghdadi.
Drone them all. They are curse to humanity and humans.
Much respect and love for Australia for fighting these barbarians.
 

Waqassa

MPA (400+ posts)
have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion
 

Khair Andesh

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
یہ ہے مسلمان ملک کی آزادی کا صلہ مسلمانوں کو سمجھنا چاہے کے کیوں ساری دنیا کا کفر ان کے خلاف اکٹھا ہو چکا ہے امریکا اور مغرب تیل سے مالا مال مسلم ملکوں کی 80 فیصد دولت لے جاتے ہیں مگر ان ملکوں کے غدار حکمران اپنی ذاتی آسائشوں کے وجہ سے اس ظلم پر چھپ رہتے ہیں آج امریکا اور مغرب میں دولت کی جتنی ریل پیل ہے یہ مسلمانوں کی چوری کی ہوئی تیل کی دولت کا نتیجہ ہے. مگر افسوس مسلمان مغرب کے دجالی میڈیا میں بلکل قید ہیں ان کو نہ کوئی شعور ہے اور نہ کوئی پروا. البتہ مجاہدین کی جماعت مسلمان کے دفاع کے لیے اپنا سب کچھ قربان کر رہے ہیں مگر کچھ جاہل نام کے مسلمان دجالی میڈیا کی وجہ سے ان کو دہشتگرد کہتے ہیں اور اور اپنا دنیا اور آخرت تباہ کر رہے ہیں
یہ میڈیا کی شرارت ہی ہے، کہ اگر وہ کسی مجرم کو "گرفتار" کریں، تو کہا جاتا ہےکہ "اغوا" کر لیا۔
اسی طرح ساری دنیا کی حکومتیں "ٹیکس "اکٹھا کرتی ہیں۔ اگر یہی کام یہ کریں تو "بھتہ" کا نام دے دیا جاتا ہے۔
ساری دنیا تیل "بیچتی" ہے اور یہاں آ کر یہ "سمگلنگ" بن جاتی ہے
یہی حال باقی اصطلاحات کا ہے۔ میڈیا کی غیر جانبداری بلکل واضح ہے۔
 
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Khair Andesh

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion
یہ محض اتفاق ہے۔ڈیزی کٹر اور ٹام ہاک اتنا نقصان نہیں پہنچاتے، جتنا ان صحافیوں کی گمراہ کن رپورٹنگ ضرر رساں ہے۔
یہ میڈیا کی شرارت ہی ہے، کہ اگر وہ کسی مجرم کو "گرفتار" کریں، تو کہا جاتا ہےکہ "اغوا" کر لیا۔
اسی طرح ساری دنیا کی حکومتیں "ٹیکس "اکٹھا کرتی ہیں۔ اگر یہی کام یہ کریں تو "بھتہ" کا نام دے دیا جاتا ہے۔
ساری دنیا تیل "بیچتی" ہے اور یہاں آ کر یہ "سمگلنگ" بن جاتی ہے
یہی حال باقی اصلاحات کا ہے۔ میڈیا کی غیر جانبداری بلکل واضح ہے۔
 

Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

#IS with a stinger (?) #Iraq #Syria dear god! Usa air pilots please think twice !!
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Moula

MPA (400+ posts)
Re: Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

Khalifa baghdadi???hahaha. My foot.
I prefer Arain or Gujjar Khalif than this baghdadi.
Drone them all. They are curse to humanity and humans.
Much respect and love for Australia for fighting these barbarians.
yes kill these rats. who are quoting just those ahadees which serve their purpose. PBUH also told us the rules of war. no killings of surrendered people. but they will only follow what suits them. now they will reply oh they are doing same with us. if they are doing it does not mean you do the same. that is the difference between Muslim and non Muslim. these s-bags killing all of poor surrendered people. who were doing just their duties and have no share in the power politics of that time. they were serving in police or forces so that they can feed their families and were just following orders. drone these s**ms and bomb them to hell. dogdadi khalfi a** must be bomb with hellfire or big cruise. fitna making trouble for all muslims.
 

Rooh-e-Safar

Senator (1k+ posts)
یہ محض اتفاق ہے۔ڈیزی کٹر اور ٹام ہاک اتنا نقصان نہیں پہنچاتے، جتنا ان صحافیوں کی گمراہ کن رپورٹنگ ضرر رساں ہے۔
Phir bhi reporters ko maasoom kaha jaata hey jab k actually woh spies hote hein
 

mehwish_ali

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

داعش وہ جونکیں ہیں، جو اپنا کچھ بھی "تعمیر" نہیں کر سکتیں، بلکہ دوسرے جو تعمیر کر گئے، صرف اس کو طفیلیے بن کر چوس سکتے ہیں۔

یہ جاہل کی اولادیں اپنی ایک سوئی تک نہیں بنا سکتے۔

اسلحہ سے لے کر آئل انفراسٹرکچر تک، یہ سب کا سب دوسروں کے بنائے ہوئے مال پر قبضہ کر کے ڈینگیں مار رہے ہیں۔



اور اب آتے ہیں انکی ڈینگ 3 ملین ڈالر فی دن پر۔
اسکا مطلب ہے کہ پورے سال میں یہ 1 ارب ڈالر کما پائیں گے۔ تو پھر یہ دنیا کی آٹھویں بڑی اکانومی کہاں سے بن گئے؟
عراق میں انکی شکست کے بعد ڈیمز اور آئل فیلڈ انکے ہاتھ سے نکلنا شروع ہو گئے ہیں۔ چنانچہ یہ آمدنی بھی ختم ہو رہی ہے۔

اور جس عراقی غریب عوام کا خون چوس چوس کر یہ پیسہ بنا رہے ہیں، بے چاری وہ بھی خون ختم ہونے کے قریب ہے جس کے بعد انکے پاس چوسنے کے لیے کچھ نہیں رہ جائے گا۔

اور یہ تیل کس کو بیچ سکتے ہیں؟
یہ ترکی ہے جو کہ امریکا کی ایماء پر انکا تیل خریدتا ہے۔ اگر ترکی انسان کا بچہ بن جائے تو انکے پاس کہیں تیل بیچنے کی جگہ نہیں۔
اگر ترکی اور امریکہ اپنی اس ناجائز اولاد کی معاونت ختم کر دیں تو انکے پاس اسلحہ حاصل کرنے کا کوئی راستہ ہی نہیں۔

پھر بھی انہیں انکار ہے کہ یہ امریکہ و ترکی و سعودی عریبیہ کے ناجائز اولادیں نہیں۔



 
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