Leading Senator: ISIL Is Beheading Children

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) painted a gruesome picture of the violence being carried out by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists, describing a photo she had seen of a beheaded child dressed up for a party.

“I have a picture of what I estimate to be a 6-year-old girl in a gingham party dress, white tights, a little red band around her wrist, Mary Janes [shoes] and she’s lying on the ground and her head is gone,” Feinstein said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

ISIS Calls on Allies to Spread Terror and Beheading to Egypt

ISIS has called on insurgents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to spread terror. The Sinai Peninsula is home to the popular tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Egypt has faced an Islamist insurgency since President Mursi was ousted. Isis spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani called for attacks on 'disbelievers'. 'Kill them any way you can,' the terrorist said in a statement released online 

ISIS has called on insurgents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - home to the tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh - on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and to continue beheadings, an appeal likely to deepen concerns over ties between the militant groups.

UN Chief Urges Al-Sisi to Release Journalists

Statement by UN Secretary-General office:

The Secretary-General met today (Sept. 21) with H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Secretary-General welcomed the important regional role played by Egypt in recent months.

Five Ways ISIS, al Qaeda Differ

The Obama administration is targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) under the same authority it is using to target al Qaeda, arguing that the ISIS is an “associated force” of al Qaeda since ISIS used to be al Qaeda in Iraq. 

But al Qaeda disowned ISIS earlier this year, and both Democratic and Republican lawmakers say using the 2001 AUMF against ISIS is a stretch.

Here’s a look at five critical differences between al Qaeda and the new threat of ISIS.

Christianity in Iraq Is Finished

 

In the part of his Sept. 10 speech on confronting the Islamic State that probably drew the least attention, President Obama mentioned the need to help Christians and other minorities, expelled from cities and villages in northern Iraq, return from where they came. “We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homeland,” he said.

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