Radical Islamism and Jihad
For them, leftists are not Muslims, neither are right wing supporters.
The conservatives are not Muslim, so are the secular ones... The Alevis are no
good, neither are the Sunnis ... The Turks are a target, so are the Kurds.
Mehmet Görmez, the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), is
an apostate, and, for instance, I am as well. Since ISIL is not differentiating
between us, then why should we divide and fragmentize ourselves against ISIL?....
Tariq A. Al-Maeena
Today, we cannot forgive ourselves for keeping quiet. And we cannot be
selective. Who can forget the tragic image of a father shielding his
eight-year-old son, as Israeli forces callously shot him dead while the cameras
were running? Or the image of Rachel Corrie, an American from Seattle who
defiantly stood in the face of Israeli bulldozers, only to be violently crushed
to death by the Caterpillar’s blades?...
As a nation we now spend more time talking about death than about the
joys of life. “Will it be after a football match? Or maybe when I am returning
home from work? When will I become a number?” wrote one person on Twitter,
reflecting the sentiments of millions of citizens. “Don’t be sad that you
couldn’t win the lottery,” said another on social media. “If you are alive, it
means you’ve won the biggest lottery in Turkey.”....
It was there, at the Reina nightclub on the Bosporus — a hot spot for
soap opera stars and professional athletes, Turks and well-heeled tourists —
that those hoping to move past a particularly troubled year died together....
Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam
From 1745 to 1818, the Wahhabi movement waged the global jihad going
berserk more than even the Kharijites in their atrocities, as the 18th century
Arab scholar Shaykh Zaini Dahlan Makki, writes in his Arabic book “Al-Balad
Al-Haram” (the sacred city). The aggression of the Wahhabi jihadists spread
rapidly throughout the Muslim world, causing great distress among the common
people. Given this, the governor of Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha sent his army to
Saudi Arabia on the behest of the Ottoman Caliphate. After a long battle, the
Egyptian forces defeated the Najdis and completely destroyed the capital of the
first Saudi dynasty, Diriyah where the Wahhabi movement spearheaded. Thus, the
Wahhabi jihadsim was militarily defeated to an extent, but it remained active
on an ideological level to this day and age…..
"We will take revenge from everyone who kept silent and everyone
who applauded the death of all innocent immaculate souls in Aleppo," Hosam
Al-Bakri, a teary-eyed youth refugee told me, referring to the recent recapture
of Aleppo, considered as a fateful victory for the Syrian regime over the armed
opposition. "Assad is worse than ISIL, believe me," he continued.
This judgement may raise a few eyebrows, but it shouldn't, as this is an inevitable
sentiment of young people watching their fellow countrymen killed in cold blood
and evacuated from their homes....
Muhammad Amir Rana
When state institutions fail to understand the nature of a challenge,
they tend to propose old, traditional solutions. The same is happening in the
case of madressahs. Introduce English language, mathematics and computers in
madressah curriculums and that will transform the institutions. This is what
the interior and religious affairs ministries recently proposed....
S. Binodkumar Singh
The Awami League (AL)-led Government, which came to power on January 6,
2009, has consolidated its secular commitments through 2016, reining in
Islamist extremist groups and targeting the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) movement
in the country. According to partial data collected by the South Asia Terrorism
Portal (SATP), 74 Islamist terrorists were killed and another 1,227 arrested
across Bangladesh in different raids in 2016....
history of Tunisia – is a tragedy of secularism being induced from the top, and
the poisonous Islamism, sprouting from the bottom. Religious education in
Tunisia is compulsory, but there’s little depth to it. In the absence of true
understanding of Islam, young people are quickly being tricked by Islamists in
following their evil ways. Most Tunisians don’t know any other thing about
Islam, other than washing their hands before praying….
officials fear JFS will not only dominate the jihadi landscape in the Levant
following the defeat of Isis, but may also provide a springboard for al-Qaida
to launch strikes into Europe, should the group change its current strategy....
also a hot bed of Islamic militancy with various militant organizations being
fully operative and often resorting to violence in the name of Islam. Such
organizations took root when Pakistan, during the Soviet War, started to
support anti-modern, extremist and intolerant forces eventually losing control
of them and having them erode law and order situation in addition to damaging
the social fabric of the society….
State was also endowed with an unusual mix of military expertise — many of its
core members were former Iraqi officers with plenty of battlefield experience —
and religious erudition. Arriving when the Arab world seemed to be collapsing,
it deftly marshalled the skills of a cadre of young, intelligent Islamic
fundamentalists such as the Bahraini religious scholar Turki al Binali, who
helped recruit many frustrated young people eager for a radical new source of
“We have just
enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”
Which is why I want religious people to be more extreme in their faith, not
less; to put aside their own boiling inadequacy and to trust in God’s greatness
and that he knows what he is doing. Moses and Jesus and Muhammad were all
extremists. They trusted in God over their instincts. And the shorthand for
this is Allahu Akbar – a phrase the terrorists will never understand.....
Aleppo is no
defeat for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIL is the most
formidable and global of all the terrorist players, which has attracted tens of
thousands of fighters from more than 50 countries, manufactured chemical
weapons, minted its own currency, and run a substantial proto-state....
State’s Afghan and Pakistani affiliates follow the strict Salafi creed, which
sees the Deobandi scholars and their followers as superstitious. The majority
of the Pakistani Taliban leadership came under Salafist influence due to their
long-time association and close contacts with al-Qaeda jihadists in the tribal
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam
contours of the attack will emerge slowly but surely. After all the German
police and the media have shown restraint in the past and are showing it now by
not jumping the gun by naming this Islamic organization or another. They are
not even unequivocally saying that this is an Islamic terrorist attack.
Contrast this with the Indian media: within minutes they seem to know the name
of the terrorists, the organization which they belong to, and even their other
plans. But this is beside the point; the contrast only being made to show that
despite such atrocities the German press and the police have maintained their
neutrality and are still not openly hostile towards the Muslims.....
officials have explicitly sought to link such attacks to the larger goal of
making Europe intolerable for faithful Muslims. A 2015 article in the group’s
English-language magazine, Dabiq, warned that the terrorists would soon begin
targeting the West with the aim of deliberately provoking a backlash against
Muslims living there....
Rumiyah, the slickest terrorist magazine on the Internet market, was very
precise. The “most appropriate” killing vehicle, the Islamic State publication
advised, is a “load-bearing truck” that is “double-wheeled, giving victims less
of a chance to escape being crushed by the vehicle’s tires.” It should be
“heavy in weight, assuring the destruction of whatever it hits.” It should also
have a “slightly raised chassis and bumper, which allow for the mounting of
sidewalks and breeching of barriers if needed.” And it should have a
“reasonably fast” rate of acceleration.....
In some ways,
class at an Islamic State school doesn't seem all that unusual: an instructor
stands at the head of the classroom teaching children to read and write. But
when it's time for physical education, instead of running track or playing
dodgeball, the kids learn to handle assault rifles and kill anyone who opposes
the Islamic State...
Abo Bakr al Haj Ali
Most of the
region's schools have been converted into Islamic institutions, where teachers
and some students are forced to wear IS-type uniforms: short trousers, long tunics
and headscarves for males; and layers of black full-length DRESSES and scarves
for females. Many teachers have been fired and replaced with teachers belonging
to IS, several of whom came direct from Raqqa....
The Islamic scene on the island is divided: There is the Indo Islam of the East Indians, who first came to Trinidad in the mid-19th century as indentured slaves, and there is the Islam of the Jamaat al Muslimeen, whose members, many of whom were formerly Christians, are almost exclusively black. These two groups do not tend to mix, still less intermarry. But both, in their different ways, are far from the Salafi Islam that the Trinidadian criminologist Daurius Figueira believes has infiltrated T&T..
history of Islam, there have been two shades of ideological terrorism: one is
geographical and another is intellectual. The geographical terrorism started in
the region of Najd [the central geographical stretch of Saudi Arabia], whereas
the ideology of the Khārijites [sceders from Islam, the earliest Islamic sect
which tried to turn Islam into a religio-political caliphate system] represents
intellectual terrorism. ..
among youths is the highest in the world at more than 30 percent; young women's
labour force participation is at an all-time low; and with an increasing
education most university graduates migrate when they can to find better
should have blamed his fellow Islamic radicals and leading Islamic scholars —
who actually teach and promote these hateful and inhumane Sharia laws — for
creating and reinforcing such a negative image of Islam. It is also notable
that Islamic scholars who are considered to be moderate have never taken a
clear and honest stand against such inhumane Sharia laws as declaring wars to
spread Islam and taking female war prisoners as sex slaves (Ma Malakat
When the likes
of ISIS behead innocent people and attack Paris or Brussels, they do so because
they believe that it is their religious obligation. When Islamist terrorists,
anywhere in the world, mistreat and enslave women, and persecute homosexuals it
is because they interpret Islam such that it legalises slavery and homophobia.
It is their view of Islam, which to them appears to be the only correct one....