Tuesday, 6 March 2018
In September 1994, Saudi Arabia arrested dozens of Islamists on charges of incitement. Three months later, the late Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, then the Interior Minister, was on his way out of the al-Jawhara mosque in Jeddah after Friday prayers, surrounded by members of his entourage. A 22-year-old man named Salem called out to him, “O Nayef, fear Allah and release the clerics.” The prince frowned at Salem and left — but subsequently had his entourage invite the young man to ...
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. Suicide attacks are frequently condemned as fanatical and immoral, especially when civilians are killed, but insurgents view the tactic as their most effective weapon. Seeking to curb “terrorism” that has resulted in tens of thousands of casualties since the early 2000s, the clerics declared suicide bombings to ...
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related “Islamic jihadist” posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.Representatives from the giant social network travelled to The Hague for Thursday’s unprecedented talks at Europol’s headquarters in the city, officials said Friday.They were also joined by Instagram officials and police from Britain, France and Belgium, aiming “to ...
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Boxing, football, bodybuilding and jihad: most of those who have carried out terrorist attacks in France also played organised sport, and clubs, particularly in the Paris region, are worried. The problem might still be rare, but clubs are training their staff to detect radicalization on the playing fields in a country which has been frequently targeted by militants. “Leo, a young footballer, has changed recently. He is late to training because he says he has to go to the mosque to pray ...
Monday, 1 August 2016
ISIS called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Because religion is a dangerous weapon, it will continue to be targeted by crooks, war merchants and those seeking power
Monday, 21 December 2015
Tunisia said it has dismantled a cell in the northern region of Bizerte recruiting women to marry militants fighting abroad
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Children in France only need their identity card or passport to travel, making it easy for them to fly and join ISIS
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
A former radical Islamic preacher recalls the moment he decided to turn his back on extremism
Thursday, 21 May 2015
The 21-year-old Turkish-Australian gave up her middle-class life in Melbourne for faraway Raqqa