On May 7, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the head of al-Qaeda, released an audio recording in which he announced that he had given his permission for the al-Qaeda affiliated Syrian jihadist group, al-Nusra Front, to create "a new emirate" in Syria.
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The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.
Two groups normally at odds may work together.
General Hamid Gul was the military equivalent of Osama bin Laden. He died with his boots on and blood of the innocents on his hands. One must never speak ill of the dead; it is the jihadist life and legacy of General Hamid Gul, however, which is impossible to ignore if further bloodshed and mayhem in Pakistan and the region is to be averted.
American counter-terrorism officials had higher hopes for Yemen's stability -- until now. Yemen's descent into a gory failed state poses a clear and present danger to Europe, the U.S. and the West.
Ghassan Shabaneh, chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College, expressed suspicion towards
The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.
Terrorist organizations, if they say anything at all, tend to make apocalyptic threats or take credit for events that have already happened. They don't usually announce setting up branch offices and wholly-owned subsidiaries and introduce the country head with great fanfare.
ISIL militants joined the conflict in Syria last year and unilaterally declared they were taking over the Nusra Front, which
"The Ummah (Muslim world) must support this jihad with all that it can, and the mujahideen (Islamist militants) must unite
Dozens of seasoned militant fighters, including some midlevel planners, have traveled to Syria from Pakistan in recent months
Support for Egypt's New Pharaoh Sacrifices Security and Human Rights: U.S. Should Stay Out of Egyptian Disaster
After some time out of the news, Egypt has reemerged as perhaps the administration's greatest foreign policy failure. Washington has proved impotent in the face of political revolution, Islamist activism, and military repression.
How extraordinary it would be were we to figuratively "beat our swords into plowshares," that is, to convert our weaponry deliveries to a like value in wheat deliveries, showing a brotherly concern for the travails of all Egyptians in this, their dark hour.
CAIRO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammad