Benghazi Attacks: Marines “Supported” by Radical Islamic Militia

Posted by John Rosenthal

Video and documentary evidence shows that a Libyan-government-sponsored militia that reportedly provided support to American Marines on the night of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks is a radical Islamic militia that, like the presumed assailants, flies the black flag of jihad. For the details, see my new report on WorldNetDaily here.

In Rebel Syria: Summary Executions, Prisoner Abuse and Al-Qaeda Flags

Posted by John Rosenthal

There has recently been a small stir in the American media, as media organizations from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to the Associated Press have finally gotten around to acknowledging a “presence” of al-Qaeda and like-minded jihadist groups among the Syrian rebel forces seeking to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad. [...]

Al-Qaeda Ladies Choir Struts Its Stuff in Rebel Syria

Posted by John Rosenthal

Back in mid-February, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that al-Qaeda had “infiltrated” the Syrian opposition. At roughly the same time, videos began emerging on the internet that clearly revealed just what an understatement – to put it mildly – Clapper’s observation represented. The videos show Syrian rebel brigades proudly posing with the al-Qaeda [...]

Tunisian Salafists Demonstrate for Sharia under Al Qaeda Banner

Posted by John Rosenthal

As the magazine Le Courrier de l’Atlas has reported, thousands of Islamists, “the majority of them Salafis,” demonstrated in front of the constituent national assembly in Tunis last Friday, in order to demand that the sharia be recognized in the future Tunisian constitution as the fundamental source of the law. Images of the demonstration show [...]

Al-Qaeda and Caliphate Flags in Rebel Syria

Posted by John Rosenthal

The Obama administration has conceded al-Qaeda’s involvement in the Syrian rebellion, suggesting last month that the terror group had “infiltrated” the opposition to Bashar al-Assad. But video evidence emerging out of Syria suggests that “infiltration” is not the word. At least three such videos depict anti-Assad forces or demonstrators with al-Qaeda’s black flag. Numerous other [...]

Tunisia: ‘Moderate’ Islamists Wave Al-Qaeda Flag

Posted by John Rosenthal

Rival protests in front of the parliament building in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Saturday saw secular forces face off against Islamists. As a report from Euronews put it, many of the latter “supported Ennahda, the moderate Muslim party most successful in October’s elections.” But despite the talk of “moderation,” the distinctive black flag [...]

A Sea of al-Qaeda Flags: The Video

Posted by John Rosenthal

There is a nearly 14-minute-long video available of the October 28 demonstration discussed in my “Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags.” See my new post at The Corner on NRO here.

Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags

Posted by John Rosenthal

The emergence of images of a black al-Qaeda flag flying atop the Benghazi courthouse, the symbolic cradle of Libya’s anti-Qaddafi rebellion, has provoked hasty efforts at damage control by defenders of the rebellion and the new Libyan order. The latter, mostly operating under cover of anonymity in online comments sections, have suggested, among other things, [...]

See No Al-Qaeda: The New York Times and Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

A recent New York Times article provides proof that one can wave the al-Qaeda flag in the noses of Western journalists in broad daylight in Libya, and they will either not recognize it, or if they do, not deign to inform their readers… See my new post at The Corner on NRO here.

Anti-Qaddafi Forces Flew al-Qaeda Flag During Siege of Sirte

Posted by John Rosenthal

Sightings of the black al-Qaeda flag flying atop the courthouse of Benghazi only days after the declared “liberation” of Libya on October 23 have raised concerns about the role being played by the Islamic terror organization in post-Qaddafi Libya. But according to a report in the Arab press, the so-called “Islamic Caliphate” flag — the [...]