Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, the Philippines — but nothing to be concerned about: Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and every other Western leader assures us that it has nothing to do with Islam. “ISIS Says It’s Established A Caliphate In Yemen,” by Jamie Tarabay, Vocativ, April 24, 2015:
Supporters of the Islamic State say they’ve declared a caliphate in the deserts of Yemen, where government forces are battling Shiite Houthi rebels, and Al Qaeda fighters are gaining ground amid the chaos.
In a nine minute video published online, the group calls itself Soldiers of the Caliphate in Yemen. They appear, all masked, in a desert landscape and number a dozen or so, bearing automatic rifles. They go through shooting exercises, and crawl through the sand on their elbows while carrying their weapons. In the end they face the camera and the man at the forefront sends his greetings to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State. The fighter and several others direct their threats to the Houthi rebels, who are reported to be backed by Iran, and have been fighting the Yemen government for years for greater political representation….
“Yemen: Isis in New Video Says ‘We have Arrived’ to ‘Cut the Throats of Houthis,'” by Johnlee Varghese, International Business Times, April 24, 2015:
Islamic State (Isis) in its first official announcement, declaring its presence in Yemen, has released a video in which it says that the “soldiers of the Caliphate” have arrived in the country to “cut the throats” of the Shiite Houthis.
In the 9-minute-20-second video recorded and edited in top-notch Hollywood style, dozens of Isis militants are seen walking across what is claimed to be the deserts close to Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. It also claims that the high-quality clip was produced by the Isis Media in Sanaa.
In the video, posted on Friday, the Isis militants are seen carrying out military drills armed with AK-47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle. Then an Isis fighter, who appears to be the commander of the militants, thrusts an Isis flag into the ground and declares that he will “cut the throats of all Houthis.”
“We have come to Yemen, with men hungry for your blood to avenge the Sunnis and take back the land they have occupied,” the Isis commander said in the video. Then he appeals all Sunni men of fighting age in Yemen to join them for the cause.
The new video released by Isis has come just a day after a new group calling itself the Islamic State’s Green Brigade took responsibility for a bombing in Yemen that had allegedly killed five Shiite rebels.
In a message on Twitter, the Isis Green Brigade in Yemen claims that it had struck a vehicle of the Houthi rebels in Yarim in the central province of Ibb on Wednesday, AFP reported….