Islamism

CIA’s "Queen Of Torture" Married To Former CIA Official Who Urges War Between Sunnis And Shiites

Alfreda was also a key player in the CIA’s imprisonment of a man whom agency officials knew to be innocent, an incident that has been widely …

Osama Bin Laden

Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland

BOSASO (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.<p>Residents in Af Urur told Reuters that the town is now …

Africa

Turkey arrests wife of Islamic State commander Shishani

Turkey's official news agency says authorities have arrested the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a top commander in the Islamic State group killed two …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Malaysia launches crackdown on Isis after threats to kill the king and prime minister

Police in Malaysia have arrested seven suspected Isis militants, including one man who allegedly made threats against the king and the prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, and another who planned to carry out bomb attacks across the region.<p>It is the most extensive crackdown on Islamic State (Isis) in …

World News

The enemy of my enemies is a plastic straw

Single-use plastics (straws, bags, tiaras declaring you are a “Bitchin Bachelorette”) are the eco <i>cause du jour</i>. Except, by my count, this <i>jour</i> never …

Al-Shabaab

Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen blames both sides for violence in Charlottesville

Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen repeated President Trump’s position that “both sides” were to blame for the violence during the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia nearly a year ago that left dozens of counter-protesters injured and one dead.<p>“It’s not that one side is …

Homeland Security

The Secret Lives of Cairo’s Embassies

The city’s embassies have come to form a kind of timeline in bricks and mortar for ‘who’s hot’ and ‘who’s not’ in the Arab World.<p>No matter where you …

News (U.S.)

Up-and-coming screenwriter Shia LaBeouf enters contest to break into the movie industry

Lots of people all over the world have dreams of making it in Hollywood, but one 32-year-old boy name Shia LaBeouf from the sleepy town of Los …

Shia LaBeouf

No Iranian-backed forces in southern Syria - Russian ambassador

There are no Iranian-backed forces in southern Syria, Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Kinshchak told reporters on Thursday.<p>“This issue has …

Middle East

Amy Chua Discusses What To Do When Tribalism Comes To America

American politics is becoming increasingly tribal. The camps are well known: Democrats vs. Republicans, globalists vs. nationalists, elites vs. the …

Political Science

In Arabic, The Huffington Post Takes A Stand Against Atheists, Gays, And Selfies

Huffington Post Arabia<p>An Algerian columnist recently warned of a growing trend that could bring Islamic civilization crashing down: the selfie. More …

Religion

President Erdogan’s alliance with the far right pays off

TURKEY’S right-wing nationalists have seldom had it so good. The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embraced their main causes, bombing …

Foreign Policy

Jordan Peterson and a fascinating debate on Christianity

On Monday night I attended a debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris, moderated by Douglas Murray, at the O2 arena in Greenwich. The topic was …

Jordan Peterson

Averting War in Gaza

A series of momentous events in Israel-Palestine, both national and religious in character, risk spiralling into a dangerous escalation. Since 30 …

Israel

Why the prospects for democracy are so much better in Tunisia than Egypt or Libya

May’s municipal elections in Tunisia had many commentators speculating about the future of the country’s ongoing democratic transition. The results were roughly in line with expectations, with the “Islamist” Ennahda taking 27.5 percent of the vote, the “secular” Nidaa Tounes taking 22.5 percent and …

Politics

Trust goes to HC seeking sanction to give preference to Sunni Muslim students

The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday reserved its verdict on a petition filed by the Kanachur Islamic Education Trust seeking a direction to the …

Sunni Islam

Islamist organisation which supported Hadiya, accused of giving death threat to another inter-faith couple

Share Email<p>Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Muslim extremist organisation Popular Front of India (PFI), which has …

India News

Celebrities' repentance: Announcing piety in public

A recent trend in Indonesia’s entertainment industry is celebrities’ <i>hijrah</i>(repentance) in reference to their becoming religious and repenting for …

Islam

Sudan:Sudan Teen Jailed for Killing 'Rapist' Husband Appeals for 'Unconditional Freedom'

(Photo: change.org)Nairobi<i>Noura Hussein's case gained global attention in May, with 1.5 million people signing a petition appealing for clemency</i>A …

Africa

The importance of being Muslim and married

While cosmopolitan Iranian women are pulling back the headscarf, the country seems reluctant to abandon the shroud of tradition. Notes from a solo …

Business (India)

In fraught times, the story, and history, of a faith

The House of Islam stresses all that is fair and compassionate in the faith, and underlines, essentially, that if this house is on fire today, the …

Religion

Djibouti seeks UN to help resolve border dispute with Eritrea

Djibouti is seeking the assistance of the United Nations (U.N.) to resolve a border dispute with neighbouring Eritrea.<p>The tiny Horn of Africa …

Africa

Pompeo to host State Department’s highest-level global meeting on religious liberty

With the Trump administration next week hosting what is believed to be the largest, highest-level gathering to date on the issue of international religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday framed President Trump’s recent praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin — whose country …

Religion

The Genocidal Assault on Nigeria's Christians

With the election of President Trump and the reported rise of nationalist parties across the Western world, leftists in America and beyond are having …

Africa

Trump administration extends, but does not redesignate, protected status for hundreds of Somalis

A temporary fix.<p>The Trump administration announced Thursday it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali immigrants through the …

Immigration

Sixty Couples Married In Sarajevo In Mass Islamic Wedding Ceremony

Sixty couples were married on July 19 in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, in what organizers said was one of the largest mass Islamic weddings ever …

Weddings

The Islamist-Marxist Dialectics Of ‘Real Love And Pretend Hate’ Relationship

Snapshot<p>The collaboration between Islamic and Marxist forces is driven by one common agenda: hate for Indic civilisation.<p>Students Federation of India …

Consumer Price Index

Muslim clerics upset at 'negative' portrayal of Islam

Amid reports of several cases of triple talaq and ex-communication of a woman after she opposed divorce, Muslim clerics on Thursday expressed serious …

Religion

Sadr: Protesters’ Demands Should Come Before Cabinet Formation

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on all winning lists of Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections to suspend government formation talks “until the …

Middle East

ISIS, Hamas and Zionism: Enemies or allies?

Khaled: 'Who planted terrorism in our area? Using means to resist this terrorism--this is called struggle.'<br>(Image by wikipedia) Permission Details …

Israel