The Islamic State’s Borderless War

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With the American intervention against Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq, the internet has been flooded with threats against the US. On social media, jihadists are promising that "Iraq is a grave" for U.S. forces, posting pictures of dead soldiers, and calling on "Muslim brothers there to start firing and burning every possible target."

How worried should Americans and other Westerners be? Just as importantly, does the situation in Iraq affect US security? In other words, is this our problem or their problem?

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Jihadists Warn of Retaliation to Airstrikes, Address Jihadist Unity

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As the United States begins airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in northern Iraq, jihadists have called for attacks on American interests at home and abroad.

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AQAP Claims Raids on Security Camps in Hadramawt, Ambush in Shabwa

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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), operating under the name "Ansar al-Shariah," claimed concurrent raids on camps of Yemeni security forces in the cities of Qatn and Sayun in Hadramawt province, and claimed the ambush of soldiers in Shabwa.

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Resisting the Caliphate

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Earlier, I posted on the declaration by the Islamic State (IS)—formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)—of a Caliphate that included territory in both Iraq and Syria.  The post made several points about this momentous event, including the real potential for resistance from both ordinary Iraqis and other militant groups.  As I noted then, everywhere that IS has attempted to implement their extremist version of shari’a on ordinary Muslims who do not support or affirm IS’s vision for the future of Islam, have fought against the militants.

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Hamas’ Military Wing Threatens to Target All Israeli Cities if Strikes Continue on Civilian Homes and Shelters

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The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, threatened to target all Israeli cities if Israel continues the alleged policy of striking civilian homes and shelters to cover its “military failure”.

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