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Islamist radicals blow up a 16th century Sufi Mosque in Yemen

Aug 01, 2016

Islamist radicals blow up a 16th century Sufi Mosque in Yemen

Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taez, #NewsTracker #Yemen #Shia #Sunni #Sufism #Abu al-Abbas #Salafisat #Taez
Irrfan Khan and call for introspection in Islam: Why we need to encourage more like him

Jul 26, 2016

Irrfan Khan and call for introspection in Islam: Why we need to encourage more like him

Irrfan may not be the reformer many hope he is and the entire debate might even be an offshoot of a promotional event around his film but this quibbling over motive is ingenuous. Public figures like Irrfan needs our encouragement. #Terrorism #Islam #Hinduism #Kabul #Ramzan #Baghdad: #Dhaka #Shia #Irrfan Khan #Sunni #islamic-state #ISIS #NICE #Christanity #Ayyan Hirsi Ali #terrorism and religion #Id-ul-Fitr #reformation in Islam
Indian Muslims bitterly divided over Zakir Naik but it is still a healthy sign

Jul 14, 2016

Indian Muslims bitterly divided over Zakir Naik but it is still a healthy sign

The Naik debate will rage on, but the biggest positive to have emerged from it is that there are certain signs — feeble still — of an increasing acceptability of the fact that inherent radicalism poses far bigger threat to Islam than any foreign faith or idea can ever do. #Terrorism #Islam #Darul uloom #Saudi Arabia #Extremism #Shia #Deoband #Asaduddin Owaisi #Sunni #islamic-state #ISIS #Zakir Naik #AIMIM #Global terrorism #Wahhabism #Dhaka attacks #findamentalism #Quoran
Baghdad bombing turns Karradah from diverse neighbourhood to site of power struggle

Jul 13, 2016

Baghdad bombing turns Karradah from diverse neighbourhood to site of power struggle

Karradah, a commercial hub on the east bank of the Tigris River, long had a reputation as one of Baghdad's most diverse neighbourhoods. #Baghdad: #Shi'ite #christians #Sunni #Baghdad bombings #islamic-state #Haider al-Abadi #TheNarrative #Karradah
Bombing in Baghdad: Suicide attacker leaves 12 dead in Shiite neighbourhood

Jul 12, 2016

Bombing in Baghdad: Suicide attacker leaves 12 dead in Shiite neighbourhood

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Baghdad, but they bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. #ImagesOfTheDay #Baghdad: #bombings #Shi'ite #Mahmoudiya #Sunni #islamic-state #al-Rashidiya
Dhaka attack: Is Bangladesh paying the price for Al-Qaeda-IS turf war?

Jul 02, 2016

Dhaka attack: Is Bangladesh paying the price for Al-Qaeda-IS turf war?

According to terror research firm SITE Intelligence Group, Dhaka has become victim to a competition between Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh division of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and ISIS. #Terrorism #Al-Qaeda #Bangladesh #Shia #Rapid Action Battalion #Hostage #Sunni #islamic-state #ISIS #Dabiq #SITE Intelligence Group #Gulshan #Holey Artisan Bakery #Dhaka attacks #Bangladesh terror attack #Amaq #Sumon Reza
Iraq probes human rights abuse in Fallujah offensive as thousands flee in two days

Jun 14, 2016

Iraq probes human rights abuse in Fallujah offensive as thousands flee in two days

Fallujah has been under IS control for over two years and is the last major city in western Iraq still held by the extremist group. #NewsTracker #UN #Fallujah #Sunni #IS #Islamic State (IS) #Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi #Lise Grande #Shiite militias
Gulf Nations and Canada to cooperate in the fight against IS

May 24, 2016

Gulf Nations and Canada to cooperate in the fight against IS

Gulf Arab foreign ministers have agreed with their Canadian counterpart to strengthen "cooperation" in the fight against the Islamic State group. #Syria #NewsTracker #Yemen #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #Gulf Cooperation Council #Canada #Tehran #Sunni #islamic-state #Daesh
Deadly shooting in mosque kills 3 in Saudi Arabia

Jan 29, 2016

Deadly shooting in mosque kills 3 in Saudi Arabia

A shooting at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia killed three people and wounded others Friday during prayers. #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Shi'ite #Sunni #Imam Reza mosque #Mehasin #Shikh Nimr al-Nimr
Iraq summons Saudi envoy Thamer al-Sabhan over 'innacurate' comments on Iran-backed militias

Jan 25, 2016

Iraq summons Saudi envoy Thamer al-Sabhan over 'innacurate' comments on Iran-backed militias

Iraq summoned the new Saudi ambassador on Sunday after he suggested Iranian-backed Shite militias were exacerbating sectarian tensions and should leave the fight against Islamic State to the Iraqi army and official security forces #NewsTracker #Shia #Sunni #Thamer al-Sabhan #Iraq-Saudi Arabia relations