“Raqqa’s liberation will change, not end, fight against ISIS”


POLITICO

“The near-collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate will still leave the group a potent terrorist threat in the West, with thousands of adherents around the world.

But its battlefield losses and the evaporation of its grandiose territorial ambitions could at least blunt its propaganda efforts and its lure to potential recruits.

“This is more like the end of the beginning rather than the beginning of the end in the struggle against the Islamic State,” said Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, following reports that U.S. allies in Syria had taken control of ISIS’ capital of Raqqa. “They’re likely to go underground and put down deep roots and bide their time to wait for another violent eruption.” MORE

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“London Mayor Calls On UK Government To Cancel Trump’s State Visit After Unhinged Tweets”


POLITICUS USA

“I don’t think we should be rolling out the red carpet to the President of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.”

“Did ISIS inadvertently uncover the secret to the “lost” Hanging Gardens of Babylon?”


SALON

ISIS destroyed an ancient shrine — and archeologists may have discovered a wonder of the ancient world underneath

“TRUMP FIGHTS ISIS PARODY”


CARTOON


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“Obama lets Iran sanctions renew without his signature”


POLITICO

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“ISIS Singles Out Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as ‘Excellent’ Attack Target”


MSNBC

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SERMON: “ISIS and the End Times” by Marc Monte (11/09/2014) [RE-POST]


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SCRIPTURE:   EZEKIEL 38-39

SERMON:  “ISIS AND THE END TIMES”

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SONG:  “I wonder as I wander” by Joan Baez

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Iraqi forces have entered ISIS-held Mosul for the first time in more than two years, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said, in an operation to free the key city.

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“After the battle for Mosul, the future of ISIS and the lands they occupied”


THINK PROGRESS

A family visits a graveyard damaged by Islamic State extremists in Qayara, some 31 miles, 50 km, south of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.CREDIT: AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic
A family visits a graveyard damaged by Islamic State extremists in Qayara, some 31 miles, 50 km, south of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.CREDIT: AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic