Want to understand Islamic extremism? The answer isn’t in Islam — it’s in the Cold War.

Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in political Islam and jihadist violence. An array of commentators have sought to link contemporary groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State to classical Islam — drawing a straight line from the prophet Muhammad to Osama bin Laden and Islamic …


If you want to eat clean and green, is the future halal? – Burhan Wazir

When Muslims from India and Pakistan began arriving in the United Kingdom in large numbers in the 1960s, they imported two anxieties common to …


Ramadan 'Iftar' Meals From Around the World


EXCLUSIVE: In Exile, Iraqi Jews Are Desperate To Reclaim Their Artifacts — But So Is Iraq

This is the second article in a series on the Iraqi Jewish Archive, a trove of items from Iraq’s exiled Jewish community. In “The Last Relics Of …

Jewish Culture

As Muslim law board announces 10 Sharia courts, debate on its legality grows stronger

All India Quresh Welfare Society general secretary Mohd Arif said the responsibility of implementing the personal law could be given to the mufti of …


Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Shia Waqf Board’s ‘un-Islamic’ flag ban plea

Calling such flags “un-Islamic”, the petitioner said it resembled the flag of the Pakistan Muslim League, a political party in an “enemy country” and …

Uttar Pradesh

How Christians and Muslims got together to save one of world’s oldest churches in Iraq

Because of their mutual interest, members of the two faiths are reaching out to one another after decades of conflict.<p>The Church of Kokheh, founded …


Why AIMPLB Wants To Set Up Sharia Courts In All The Districts Of The Country

The Sharia courts will only further the agenda of stealth jihad and lead to Islamisation.


Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

LINXIA (CHINA) (AFP) -<p>Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's "Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers.<p>In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate …


South Asia Islamophobia Burgeons in Sri Lanka

On March 5, Shamsuddin Mohammad Fasal was as tense as the rest of his neighbors in Teldeniya, a village in Sri Lanka’s Central Province. A Buddhist …

Liberal View

West Java governor-elect vows to regenerate hafiz

West Java governor-elect Ridwan Kamil has pledged to develop a province-wide village program for nurturing hafiz, or Muslims that have memorized the …


After Islamic State, Some Traces of Jewish Mosul Remain

Islamic State (IS), like the Taliban, systematically destroyed ancient religious sites in the places that came under its control—some because they …


Arabian Beauty Photo by Dany Eid — National Geographic Your Shot

United Arab Emirates

Know the psychology of ISIL

Iran’s dangerous play in the Levant<p>The analysis of the activities of Hayat Taḥrir al-Sham and his Central Asian allies Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad, …

Middle East

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south | Reuters

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two protesters were killed on Sunday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said, amid growing anger in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption.<p>Iraqi security forces stand guard near the main provincial …

Middle East


<b>Summer recruit reports back from World Cup duty</b><p>- Egyptian international’s first day at Town<br>- Attacker joined the Terriers in the summer<br>- Find out …

Huddersfield Town AFC

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces: police official

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two protesters were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa on Sunday, a police official said, amid …


Justice more accessible

Sharia courts are an alternative dispute redressal mechanism that responds to the decline of the civil justice system, and addresses the needs of the …

India News

The Price of Hijab Defiance

On this Jamie Glazov Moment on the eponymous Glazov Gang, the even more eponymous Jamie discusses the price being paid by those brave women defying …

Islamic Law

Reading Comprehension: Structure Questions | GMAT practice question

The traditional historical account of the rise of Islam credits an elaborate trading network in Mecca with providing the crucial background setting …


Tory suspended after claims that Islamist extremists ‘rape British girls to create Muslim babies’

The Lewes Conservatives’ president and chairwoman, said she would not want to be part of any organisation that does not allow her to voice her own …

David Leyonhjelm

British ISIS Supporter Who Plotted To Kill Prince George Sentenced To Life In Prison

Husnain Rashid, the British Islamic State supporter who had previously confessed to organizing an assassination plot against Prince George was …

Royal Family

Speeding car in Somali capital explodes after police shoot at it

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A speeding car exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday after it was shot at by police near the president's residence, a police officer said.<p>"The police suspected the speeding car, fired at it and so it exploded outside the hotels near the presidential palace," …


Rebuilding with US funds, Iraq’s minority religious communities still await security

Last fall, as coalition troops broke through the last major strongholds held by the so-called Islamic State, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a …

Middle East

The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis

Political Islam

Extremism to the fore

If a longer view teaches us anything about the strange times we are in, it is the seemingly inextricable link between extremism and a couple of late …


The talent of this year’s England team is inspiring, so is the diversity within the squad

opinion<p>Islamic Scholar, qualified football coach, and Equality Officer for the Birmingham FA<p><b>Three days on from our loss and there’s an inevitable</b> …

English Football

3 Extremists Killed in Foiled Attack on Presidential Palace in Mogadishu

Three extremists were killed on Saturday in a failed attempt by the al-Shabaab group to storm the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu.<p>…


Six killed in attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Three people who unsuccessfully stormed the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, have been shot dead. Six people died in the attack, which …


First batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves from Srinagar | india-news | videos

about the video<p>First batch of 820 Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar are leaving for their annual pilgrimage. The pilgrims will fly in four special flights …