As the jihadi group sends new recruits to face air strikes, its leaders plant ever deeper roots in areas it occupies On one recent Thursday, Abu Jassim received a text message from a provincial leader of the Islamic State (Isis). Abu Jassim, from a tribal area in eastern Syria, was asked to lead the Friday prayers at a nearby mosque, known to be a stronghold of the Sufi order al-Khaznawi. Although he had no experience as a mosque imam, Abu Jassim told the usual preacher that he would take his place in compliance with the Isis orders. His sermon [...]
New York City's first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, took a turn for the worse Saturday, with the onset of gastrointestinal symptoms. But he also remained awake, and able to conduct a short phone interview with .