Tag: Islam

‘The Western Wall belongs only to Muslims’

The Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem on Monday dismissed comments by senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub regarding the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Rajoub spoke on Saturday to Channel 2 News, saying that the Western Wall must remain under “Jewish sovereignty.” “We understand that the wall… is sacred for Jews. At the end of the day […]

Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity as World’s No. 1 Religion

Muslims will double their share of the population in the United States by 2050 and surpass Christianity as the world’s dominant religion by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week. The Pew study comes the same week that saw two acts of mass murder perpetrated by Muslim […]

Gunfight between government troops and Islamic militants in Philippines

Government troops clashed with Islamic militants in the southern Philippines on Thursday (May 25) as the gun fight continued on its second day. The clash was about 700 meters from a nearby military camp in Marawi City where the Islamic State-linked Maute group occupied parts of the city and burned down several establishments on Tuesday […]

Manchester attack sees 22 killed at Ariana Grande gig

It emerged today that, shortly before the incident, an unverified Twitter account posted cryptic tweets showing the ISIS black flag alongside the hashtags #IslamicState and #Manchesterarena. The account then posted a message saying: ‘You forget our threat? This is the just terror’. His account was deleted shortly afterwards. Police have declined to comment on the […]

Trump tells Middle East to ‘drive out’ Islamist extremists

President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders on Sunday to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. His words aligned […]

Trump Accuses Iran of Fueling ‘The Fires of Sectarian Conflict and Terror’

Addressing Arab and Islamic leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, President Trump said the Iranian regime “speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.”   Read More: Trump Accuses Iran of Fueling ‘The Fires of Sectarian Conflict and Terror’

Donald Trump Plans ‘Direct’ Speech to Muslims About Radical Islamic Terror

President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia during his first multi-national trip overseas, meeting with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries.Trump will deliver “an inspiring, yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology,” according to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who briefed reporters on the president’s trip. He added that Trump […]

Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Mosul as battle approaches endgame

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by Islamic State militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat. The militants have now been dislodged from all but a handful of districts in the western half of Mosul including the […]

End of ISIS Nears As Forces Supported by U.S. and Russia Close in On Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

The final days of the Islamic State group may be nearer than ever. Nearly three years after the founding of its caliphate, ISIS faces almost total expulsion from Iraq and a formidable showdown with forces backed by the U.S. and Russia in its two remaining hubs of control in Syria. In Iraq, ISIS is poised for defeat in […]

Killing of a Hamas Leader Could Signal a New Conflict With Israel

After spending a day at the beach, Mazen Fuqaha, a commander of Hamas’s military wing, dropped his wife and children at the entrance to their Gaza apartment block and went to park his car. His life ended in a garage, where he was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car after sunset on […]