Extremists’ temptations and seducing the ignorant

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 ...

Mansour Alnogaidan

Book says Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ suicide bombings

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 ...

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight ‘Islamist’ propaganda

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 ...

France fights militants who recruit through boxing, football and bodybuilding

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 ...

ISIS calls on members to fight Moscow in Russia

Monday, 1 August 2016

ISIS called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday

When crooks use religious platforms

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Because religion is a dangerous weapon, it will continue to be targeted by crooks, war merchants and those seeking power

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Tunisia dismantles cell recruiting women for militants

Monday, 21 December 2015

Tunisia said it has dismantled a cell in the northern region of Bizerte recruiting women to marry militants fighting abroad

French MPs adopt bill to block minors from leaving to curb militancy

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

Repentant ‘godfather of British jihad’ recalls extremism's lure

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A former radical Islamic preacher recalls the moment he decided to turn his back on extremism

From middle-class Australian to ISIS bride

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The 21-year-old Turkish-Australian gave up her middle-class life in Melbourne for faraway Raqqa

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