Tag: Islam

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 […]

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 […]