What ISIS Really Wants (According to the Islamophobia Industry)

Welcome back, dear readers, to The Kerfuffler, where every other week we take a look at the culture wars raging online. This week we're looking at the debate surrounding the nature and aims of one of the first 'internet generation' terrorist groups, Islamic State. » 3/27/15 9:57am Friday 9:57am

Kurdish Racing Team Says It Has To Stop Running Because Of ISIS

A Kurdish-backed racing team who barely missed out on the podium at this year's 24 Hours of Dubai is having to call it quits for now due to the instability in the Middle East. Economic activity in Kurdistan has come to a halt due to threats from ISIS, and thus, the team's financial support has dried up. » 3/04/15 3:20pm 3/04/15 3:20pm

Pittsburgh Pirates Want You To Know That They Do Not Support ISIS

Sky News published a photo today of Mohammed Emwazi, the London man believed to be the ISIS executioner known as "Jihadi John," in an old college photo wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap. Thankfully, the team made a statement saying that they do not support Emwazi. Phew. » 2/27/15 2:41pm 2/27/15 2:41pm

Coach K Talks U.S. Foreign Policy With Dumb Basketball Metaphors

Mick Krizilonski was a guest speaker at the Association of the U.S. Army conference last month, and he seized on the opportunity to bemoan President Barack Obama's decision to rule out using ground troops to combat ISIS. He did this in the most annoying and Dook-ish way imaginable. » 11/04/14 12:49pm 11/04/14 12:49pm

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq. Foley, a freelancer who contributed to the Global Post, was first captured in Libya in 2012, released, and then kidnapped again around… » 8/19/14 5:19pm 8/19/14 5:19pm

A Fitness Critique of the ISIS Terrorist Workout Video

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not just a bloody Islamist terror group currently massacring the Iraqi army; it's also the producer of a workout video. But is this the quality workout video that Middle Eastern radicals deserve? » 6/19/14 3:34pm 6/19/14 3:34pm