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The terror organization ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has suffered serious losses in Syria, and even more in Iraq. It can no longer count on public support. Yet, it still has a few aces up its sleeve.
If Islamic State (IS) was serious about attacking Euro 2016, its plans clearly never materialised. Leaked transcripts of the interrogation of one of the attackers of Brussels Airport in March leave little doubt however that soccer is featured prominently on the group’s target list. So does this month’s beheading of four Syrian players in Raqqa. …
Hundreds of young people choose to go to Syria, despite their vastly more comfortable lives in Europe. But why does “Islamic State” attract so many Europeans? Radicalization expert Maarten van de Donk explains.
Ashmawi’s call came in an audio message, according to SITE intelligence group
By Karim Sahyoun When it comes to cryptography, it is important to understand that it is the practice of writing and solving codes. It has been around for centuries. It has decided wars, and it is at the heart of worldwide communication networks today. Imagine two people want to share important information they do not …
Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army
For now, neither side seems to have the means to win decisively a conflict that has cost more than 140,000 lives and displaced nearly half Syria’s population, many of them now refugees.
Security forces had previously arrested the accused on similar charges, but freed them after they signed a pledge not to take part in such activities again.
Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis announces that worst has “yet to come”
Two of those involved in the video have been arrested
The meeting comes on the heels of a conference held in Cairo to discuss the position of Muslim scholars on Syria
Islamist leaders: President can only be removed through elections
By Nervana Mahmoud For many non-Muslims, “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is Great”, has become synonymous with radicalism, brutal murders, rape, and even cannibalism committed in the name of Islam. It is hardly surprising, as the Islamic slogan has been repeatedly used and abused by anyone who wants to justify his or her crimes by adding …
By Nervana Mahmoud Turkey is a unique Muslim nation with a distinct history, geography, and political progression. It has never been occupied, and its contemporary path has evolved differently than that of its Muslim neighbors. Turkey has a strong secular establishment and is mostly governed by secular laws. Turks are proud, moderate Muslims who follow …