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A Pain in the ISIS! Sunni tribes rebelling against the Islamic State

Organized resistance by locals against the IS group is a present reality in the Ninawa province where the IS stronghold, the city of Mosul, is also located; Lebanon is addressing the Ebola threat; and the media ...

Blogs Roundup - 22/09/2014 - 05:32 - comment 0

Defeating the Islamic State: Sunnis must lead the way

Sunni muslims must lead the fight against the militants in the Islamic State. What are the strengths of ISIS ? I posed ... believes, is its ideological appeal. It has recruited marginalized, disaffected Sunni youth in both Syria ...

01/09/2014 - 07:29 - comment 0

Sunni Arabs are responsible for combatting the region's extremists

be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community. Putting ... of an “Islamic State” by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—it is clear that we are now facing a new ... the initial phase that immediately followed 9/11. However, this war is one that must be led by Sunnis ...

15/07/2014 - 09:06 - comment 0

Saudi officials arrest Sunni cleric

Saudi Arabia arrested a Sunni cleric for his support for proximity among Islamic sects. Saudi ... Arabia) Saudi Arabia arrested a Sunni cleric for his support for proximity among Islamic sects.Saudi ... in contradiction to Wahabbis, Press TV reported. Saudi and Salafi extremists have always criticized the Sunni ...

19/10/2014 - 10:40 - comment 0

Eid-al-Fitr to start on Tueaday for Shiites, Monday for Sunnis

Sunnis and Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr one day apart this year. The  Higher Shiite Islamic Council  announced Tuesday as the first day of Eid-al-Fitr for Shiites . However, the  Sunni  Dar al-Fatwa and the office of late ...

28/07/2014 - 08:16 - comment 0

Iran censors anti-Sunni TV

channels across the Islamic Republic because they enhanced sectarian divisions between Muslims, ... television networks broadcasting anti-Sunni programs in Iran. Iran’s  Intelligence Ministry  said ... across the Islamic Republic because they enhanced sectarian divisions between Muslims, Iran’s IRNA news ...

05/08/2014 - 06:36 - comment 0

No 'Islamic' finance here: the Islamic State's banking policy and the 'experts' behind it

of Sunni Muslim extremists, have not been able to withdraw their money from their bank accounts. ... in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been allowed to enter neighbourhood banks for the first time since Sunni Muslim extremists took over the city . Before this fighters from the group now known as the Islamic ...

07/09/2014 - 04:00 - comment 0

Top Sunni Muslim cleric: Islam has nothing to do with terrorism; condemns killings of innocent

Top Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Mohammad Sayed Tantawi said Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and condemned killings of innocent people, following Top Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Mohammad Sayed Tantawi said Islam has nothing to do with terrorism ...

18/05/2010 - 15:29 - comment 0

The Sunni-Shia divide: what is the future for the Middle East?

As the Sunni-Shia divide becomes increasingly more ... is the future of the two branches of Islam and the Middle East? A widening schism along sectarian lines between Sunni and Shia Muslims was highlighted in two recent conferences, one ...

20/04/2013 - 12:04 - comment 0

Major Iraqi air base attacked by Sunni militants

The latest attacks came three weeks after radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) started a violent campaign to establish an Islamic Caliphate across the country. ISIS and allied Sunni ... by Sunni insurgents. Four militants were also killed in the clashes with Iraqi forces in Yathrib, according ...

25/06/2014 - 16:00 - comment 0