Tag Archives: Terrorism

الجهاد من جديد (Jihad, again)

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Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

Pakistani mob beat Mashal Khan James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism. Read more [...]

من قاضي شرعي في جبهة النصرة الى المسيحية (From Sharia judge in Nusra Front to Christianity)

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Cui bono? Who launched the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib?

Syrian Islamist cutthroats Uri Avnery explains why logic dictates that it is the “half a dozen Syrian sects and militias who are fighting against Assad and against each other”, and not the Assad regime, that are responsible for the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib. Read more [...]

Defeating the Islamic State group: A war mired in contradictions

Yemeni army soldiers display flags of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia group, at a position recaptured from the group near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar James Dorsey says US tolerance of Saudi support for Al-Qaeda in Yemen, Syria and Iraq may allow for short-term gains against the Islamic State group but will only create greater jihadist problems down the road. Read more [...]

Spreading the Gospel: Asian leaders wary of Saudi religious diplomacy

King Salman in Asia James Dorsey says leaders of Asian states recently visited by Saudi King Salman are waking up to the detrimental impact of Saudi religious diplomacy which is fostering sectarianism and intolerance in their societies. Read more [...]

Protecting terrorists: China blocks UN listing of Pakistani as a globally designated terrorist

Pakistani terror chief Masood Azhar James Dorsey says China’s shielding of terror chief Masood Azhar on behalf Pakistan raises questions about the sincerity of Pakistan’s crackdown on terrorists and China’s willingness to pressure Pakistan not to use terrorists as proxies. Read more [...]

Pakistani crackdown on extremists: One hand works to neutralise the other

Pakistani militant leader Hafez Saeed James Dorsey examines the belief in official Pakistani circles that terrorist groups can serve a geopolitical purpose without endangering the fabric of society, which has already been infused by ultra-conservative strands of Islam. Read more [...]

Liberals in Muslim world pay the price for Trump and Saudi-supported illiberalism

Donald Trump with fingers on buttons James Dorsey argues that the Islamophobia fuelled by Donald Trump and far-right European politicians benefits not only Saudi-backed ultra-conservative interpretations of Islam, but also their anti-Saudi jihadist offshoots. Read more [...]

Creating Frankenstein’s Monster: Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative footprint in Africa

Saudi Islamism in Africa James Dorsey views Saudi Arabia's role in spurring political violence in sub-Saharan Africa, noting the Saudis spent $100 billion in 50 years on promoting an intolerant, supremacist, anti-pluralistic version of Islam. Read more [...]