Tag Archives: Islam and Islamism

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps

Reina nightclub attack James Dorsey explains why the Islamist attack on Istanbul’s Reina nightclub may have emboldened Muslim youth “to stand up for their right to craft lives that reflect a more liberal, less restrictive interpretation of Islam”. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

Watch: Syrian Islamist parents send daughters, aged seven and nine, on suicide mission

Syrian girl suicide bombers and father Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information Read more [...]

Islamist terrorists target children in Benghazi while the West and UN look on

Benghazi car bombing scene, 21 Nov 2016 Following the latest terrorist outrage in Benghazi – a car bomb targeting schoolchildren – Nureddin Sabir notes the West’s duplicitous policy of supporting Islamist terrorists in Libya while maintaining an arms embargo on the army fighting the terrorists. Read more [...]

Reformist Saudi prince bounces up against flawed education system and ingrained social mores

Saudi religious police James Dorsey says social changes envisaged in Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman's masterplan for the future will most likely flounder on ultra-conservative tribal mores and the lack of critical thinking and analytical skills among youths. Read more [...]

Did Canadian taxpayers foot Islamic State’s recruitment bill?

Kadiza Sultana The horrifying case of Kadiza Sultana: Read more [...]

Taking on militants: A fight for the soul of Pakistan

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia James Dorsey argues that Pakistan’s social fabric is being fundamentally altered for the worse by official acquiescence and open support for Saudi-funded groups that promote intolerance, misogyny and sectarianism. Read more [...]

نهاية السياسة في سورية

Karl von Clausewitz on war بقلم منذر هنداوي في Read more [...]

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

Wahhabi Pakistan James Dorsey examines the corrosive impact of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi ideology on the Pakistani society and state, and argues that for both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the outcome is a quagmire from which they will struggle to extricate themselves. Read more [...]

Fighting for the soul of Islam: A battle of the paymasters

Sunni Muslim leaders meeting in Grozny 2016 James Dorsey says a recent gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital suggests that Saudi funding of ultra-conservative worldviews may be meeting its match in more liberal interpretations of Islam backed by the UAE and Russia. Read more [...]