Tag: Islam

Erdogan says he has evidence US-led coalition has given support to Isis

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has uncovered evidence that US-led coalition forces have helped support terrorists in Syria – including Isis. American-led forces have been working alongside Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad but have attempted to avoid helping Isis and other Islamist militant groups. However, speaking on Tuesday in the Turkish […]

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world:

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, according to a research by Pew research centre, which provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the world. According to weforum.org, Islam will be the most dominant religion of the world in 2070, by overtaking Christianity, which leads all the religions by […]

Trump links Islamist terrorists with Berlin attack

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday condemned the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people, saying that “Islamist terrorists” were responsible for it. “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” Trump said in a statement quoted by […]

Russian bombardment ‘forces Islamic State out of Palmyra’

Russian airstrikes have forced Islamic State fighters from the centre of the Unesco world heritage city of Palmyra in Syria, hours after they had attempted to retake it. The Russian attack forced the militants to retreat to the outskirts, a local monitoring group said. The Russian defence ministry said the strikes had killed more than […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow ISIS to open ‘a front of terror’ on the Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Islamic State and other groups in Syria on Monday that Israel would have a zero tolerance policy for attacks across its border. Speaking to the Likud faction, he said over the past few days there were multiple attempts to attack the IDF on the border with Syria. He said Israel […]

Islamic Movement Members Indicted for Fomenting Violence

The Times of Israel reports: The Nazareth District Court on Sunday indicted four senior members of a recently outlawed Islamic activist group for provoking tensions at the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said Sunday. The Shin Bet said activists from the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement were responsible for […]

Gaza risks becoming easy launchpad for Islamic State:

Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn the impoverished Gaza Strip into an easy “launching pad” for Islamic State recruiters, Qatar’s foreign minister says. The small gas-rich Gulf state is a major backer of Hamas, the armed movement which has maintained its control over the coastal enclave for almost a decade despite […]

Iraqi forces cutting off final supply routes to Mosul

Iraqi Shi’ite militias were massing troops on Monday to cut remaining supply routes to Mosul, Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq, closing in on the road that links the Syrian and Iraqi parts of its self-declared “Caliphate”. Six weeks into the U.S.-backed offensive on Mosul, Islamic State is fighting in the area of Tal […]

Apocalypse That Wasn’t Battle of Dabiq ends with a whimper

The prophecy of Muhammed found in the Hadith, one of Islam’s holy books, states that Islam’s final battle will take place at Dabiq, Syria. The prophecy states that the Christian West will come against Islam at Dabiq, and that the Mahdi (Islam’s messiah) will come during that battle leading Islam to victory. Muslims also say […]

IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says

So-called Islamic State (IS) shot dead 40 civilians on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after accusing them of treason, the United Nations says. Their bodies were then hung from electricity poles in several districts, the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner said, citing sources. A man was also reportedly shot dead […]