Tag: Islam

Scorched earth: If Islamic State can’t have it, no one can

As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its enemies cannot benefit from its losses. As the Syrian army and allied militias advanced under heavy Russian air cover on the ancient city of […]

Trump: Coalition gathers to hear US President’s Islamic State plan

The 68-nation US-led coalition against the Islamic State group will meet in Washington on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to destroy the remaining jihadist strongholds in Iraq and Syria. US President Donald Trump has ordered his generals to come up with an accelerated strategy to “eradicate” the group’s so-called caliphate, and allied ministers are keen to […]

Pakistani Priest and Imam awarded for their pursuit of inter religious harmony

A Pakistani Catholic priest and an Islamic cleric have been honored for their efforts for upholding interfaith harmony in the country. Father James Channan and Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad had been awarded by the African branch of United Religions Initiative. These two were termed as role models to the entire continent of Africa for their […]

Hamas Uncovered Islamic State Rocket Workshop in Gaza

Hamas security forces have uncovered a rocket workshop run by a pro-Islamic State organization in Gaza, according to a jihadist in the coastal enclave. Abu Baker Almaqdesi, a top Palestinian jihadi who previously fought for IS in Syria and Iraq and returned to his native Gaza following an injury, said that hundreds of rockets and […]

Iraqi forces push into deadliest areas of Mosul as civilian exodus accelerates

Nearly three weeks into the last phase of the battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces have started pushing into the most heavily fortified and lethal corners of the crumbling city. This weekend the battles in the city, the Islamic State’s last urban stronghold in Iraq, were some of the most intensive yet. Maj Gen Haider al-Maturi, […]

Wilders: Islam Is Not A Religion, It’s a Totalitarian Ideology

Islam is a totalitarian ideology, not a religion, and therefore a Dutch constitutional commitment to freedom of religion shouldn’t apply to it, Geert Wilders has said. In a wide-ranging interview recorded in January and broadcast at the weekend, the populist politician and leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) said that although Islam has […]

In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump’s choices range from bad to worse

U.S. President Donald Trump’s push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces. The objective of the coming U.S.-backed offensive is the city of Raqqa, Islamic […]

Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’, sources say

Donald Trump’s new national security adviser has told staff at the White House he does not wish to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” to describe the terrorist threat the US faces, according to multiple sources. HR McMaster, a respected army lieutenant general, struck notes more consistent with traditional counterterrorism analysts and espoused consensus foreign-policy […]

Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces took control of the skies on the second day of a fresh offensive to retake western Mosul, as the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville reports from the front line.   Read More: Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air – BBC News

Trump: Iran deal ‘the worst deal ever negotiated’

President Donald Trump on Sunday described the nuclear deal with Iran as “the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated” and accused the Islamic Republic of “disrespecting” the United States because of the deal. Speaking with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly in an interview which aired before the Super Bowl, Trump was asked whether he believes the […]