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Four years ago the Netherlands counted 13 Salafist mosques, now there are 27. The number of Salafist preachers increased from 50 to 110 in that same period, the news services report based on a confidential memo from counter-terrorism coordinator NCTV, which they have in their possession. Nieuwsuur ...
These war criminals include the neoconservative cabal in the US, the Zionist and Israeli proponents of using the US to fight Israel's perceived enemies, and the Saudi and Qatari adventurists backing the Project for a New Salafist Paradise. These are the same players who brought us Iraq I and II, Libya, ...

MARSEILLE: France Friday deported an influential Islamic preacher whose mosque in the southern city of Marseille was shut down last year over accusations of hate speech. The expulsion of Algeria-born El-Hadi Doudi back to his home country came after his appeal with the European Court of Human ...
This Salafist movement was first introduced to Libya by Muammar Gaddafi to counter Libya's more revolutionary Salafist groups. Madkhalist militias in Libya typically seek to control local policing duties, providing them a degree of immunity while enforcing Salafist interpretations of sharia that have little in ...
With the number now at 11,000, Salafists make up roughly 0.22 per cent of Germany's Muslim population, Deutsche Welle reported. The recent increase of Salafism in Germany has been particularly noticeable in smaller states. In Hamburg, the Tagesspiegel reported, authorities have identified 798 ...
The number of Salafists residing in Germany continues to grow, according to a report published by the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, which cited regional security statistics. While in 2013 it was reported that about 5,500 radical Islamists in Germany, by the first quarter of this year this number had grown ...

The number of Salafists in Germany has increased twofold since 2013, the interior ministry said Wednesday, surpassing December's "all-time high." The number of individuals classified as Salafists by regional authorities in state offices for the Protection of the Constitution reached 11,000, the ministry said, ...
ISIS and al-Qaeda, whether directed or inspired, will continue to prey on the minds of radicalized Salafists to spread their terror without distinguishing their targets. Salafist jihadi ideology not only considers the Christians, Jews, and the Shia as their enemies but also other Muslims who do not believe in their ...
In the wake of Friday's shootings by Radouane Lakdim, officials disclosed his links starting in 2013 with "the Salafist movement", a Sunni Muslim ... Macron, who pledged in January a "restructuring of Islam in France", had already signalled his determination to clamp down on Salafist mosques and imams.
The ruling followed an appeal by the Salafist cleric's lawyer, Nabil Boudi, who argued that his client would be tortured or suffer "inhuman or degrading treatment" if he was returned to Algeria. The court granted the French government 72 hours "to gather the additional information necessary to make an ...
Throughout our time on these frontlines of ill defined wars and ill defined allies, our enemies primarily came in three distinct shapes: the generic Salafist Jihadist; the Iranian agent and proxy; the Washington D.C. red tape pedantocrat and technocrat. These were the primary opponents to our world, a world ...
The Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) director Ahmad Farouk Musa said the Malaysian ruling Malay party, Umno, is tolerant towards the spreading of a form of Islam that was practised by Osama Bin Laden (OBL). OBL was a Salafist. He was hunted down as a terrorist leader by American marines in Pakistan, ...
In Ein Mara, a neighboring town to Derna to the southwestern direction of the city, Khalifa Haftar dispatched one of his Salafist loyalists to preach his militants, who are depriving more than 200.000 people of food and medical supplies, and brainwash them that Allah's paradise is getting closer to them.
PETALING JAYA: A photograph of Perlis mufti Muhd Asri Zainul Abidin posing with followers of a hardline Indonesian Salafist scholar while showing a hand gesture that has come to be associated with the Islamic State (IS) militant group has drawn criticism. “I can't help myself to jerk!” tweeted prominent ...
Egypt's Salafists remain the most organised Islamist political force in the country following the 2013 designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. The group backed the 2013 ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned President Muhammad Morsi and supported Sisi throughout his ...
Salafist Al-Nour party supports Sisi for second term in presidency. By: Egypt Today staff. Sun, Jan. 28, 2018. CAIRO - 28 January 2018: The Salafit al-Nour Party has announced its support to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for a second term in the presidential election due in March, said the party chairperson Younes ...
Egypt's largest Salafist party has announced support for incumbent President Adel-Fattah al-Sisi in this year's presidential election. Al-Sisi “is the best person…to achieve cooperation between state institutions…in a way that realizes stability and spares the country a lot of dangers,” Yunis Makhioun, ...

KUALA LUMPUR: A US professor who has studied Islamist movements said the rise of Salafism, whose followers claim to promote an austere version of Islam that is free of non-Islamic practices, will further complicate Malaysia's already racialised politics. Jeffrey Kenney, a professor of religious studies at ...
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the mosque is known to be a base for Salafist groups, which fought the jihadists alongside Haftar's forces. Mourners gathered outside the mosque yesterday, walking through puddles of water stained red with blood. Vehicles in a parking lot outside the ...
As many as 950 followers of Salafism, a radical, ultraconservative interpretation of Islam now live in Berlin, the Tagesspiegel daily says, referencing a report by the German domestic intelligence service, BfV. The number of Islamists in Berlin has more than doubled since 2011, and is steadily rising as 100 ...
His book is pioneering: an English-language exploration of the theological/ideological arguments canvassed within the most fundamentalist of Islamic movements, Salafism. This Sunni body of theory underpins both the Saudi monarchy and the rise of al-Qa'ida and Islamic State. Its roots reach back to the ...
The number of Salafists residing in the German capital has almost tripled since 2011, growing to over 900 in 2017. The proportion of potentially violent radicals has increased even more. Six years ago, the numbers of those who were considered to be prone to committing an act of violence was 100.
Berlin is increasingly becoming a centre of the Salafist scene, Tagesspiegel reported on Tuesday, based on data from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). Whereas six years ago, 350 Salafists had been counted, now there are over 900. People in the scene considered to be prone to ...
Germany's domestic intelligence agency reported a significant increase in the extremist Salafist scene in Berlin, more than tripling its members since 2011, according to the Berlin-based Der Tagesspiegel newspaper. Berlin's Salafist extremist scene comprised some 950 people, said a situation report from ...
Rotterdam's mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb would not take back his controversial remarks on Salafism. Last month the mayor, a Muslim himself, caused uproar when during an interview he stated that every Muslim is a bit of a Salafist. Salafism is an ultra-conservative branch within the Sunni Islam. "There were no ...
Later, he attended a one-year course for imams in the Bulgarian village of Surnitsa, which is where his teacher, who had a degree from Saudi Arabia, introduced him to hardline Salafist ideas. The investigation into Moussa and his group established links to the large Bulgarian community in Cologne, ...
As the Islamic State (IS) has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, and as efforts are being made to separate radical elements from moderate Sunni opposition groups in and around Idlib, the violent Salafist-jihadi networks are migrating to Turkey. According to the Turkish General Staff's official website, 8,474 ...
Burkhard Freier, the head of the North Rhine-Westphalian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper that the local female extremist network of “40 sisters” followed a strict Salafist doctrine —informing their advice on everything from raising children to ...
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb caused a social media uproar with an interview on NPO Radio 1 in which he said that "every Muslim is a bit of a salafist". PVV leader Geert Wilders called for Aboutaleb's resignation. The Rotterdam mayor discussed several topics with Thijs van den Brink, but it was his ...
PETALING JAYA: Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) director Ahmad Farouk Musa has voiced his suspicion that the Umno leadership tolerates the spread of Salafism because it serves the party's interest in retaining its power. Referring to a Salafi belief that a ruler should be obeyed as long as he observes his ...
The source suggested that Ashmawi is seeking the return of al-Qaeda to Egypt through small groups spread in different areas: Jund al-Islam in Sinai; Ansar al-Islam in the Western Desert, which carried out an Oct. 21 ambush of police in Giza province; and the Mourabitoun, who are Salafist jihadis affiliated ...
For decades, the Deobandi-Salafist groups championed the cause of violent jihad in Pakistan, while the Barelvi groups mostly remained apolitical and non-violent. However, unlike the common belief that only Deobandi-Salafist groups apostatize other sects, Barelvi literature is also rich with fatwas against ...
The recent debate over the Salafist cleric in Belgium shows that non-violent extremism cannot be ignored, writes Eli Hadzhieva. Eli Hadzhieva is Director of Dialogue for Europe. The saga, which started with the Belgian State Secretary Theo Francken's decision to withdraw the residence permit of the imam ...
Analysis: The Indian government has banned a number of Saudi-linked clerics, yet the amount of foreign money funding Indian schools and universities continues to grow, writes Umer Beigh. Tags: India, Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism, Salafism, terrorism. Twenty-six years ago, a 26-year-old doctor turned ...
“If they have to take serious measures to stamp out the uglier parts of Salafism that permeate Islam around the world, it could be on the whole quite a good thing,” said Cole Bunzel, a fellow in the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. But a cleric who works in education in Riyadh said he ...
Henda Ayari, a French citizen of North African parentage, posted two photographs of herself — one in a full black Islamic veil, the other in a tight jacket and T-shirt, bareheaded — and wrote a bitter denunciation of Salafism and its encouragement of violent jihad among young French Muslims. She described ...
The Madkhali Salafist-inspired groups are slowly gaining ground via both the al-Tawhid Brigades in the east under Field Marshal Hafter's umbrella, and the Rada forces in the west that support the UN-sponsored Presidential Council. Both strands adopt an ideology that grants the ruler unquestioned ...
“I have no link with the Salafist branch of Islam; on the contrary, I always criticize radical or Salafist ideas and I fight against extremism and ...
The term radical salafism is a misnomer and is used by vested interests to tarnish this noble movement. It may be true that a few misguided ...
The rise of hardline Salafism—a branch of Islam that embraces a literalist interpretation of the Koran and advocates the restoration of a ...
Mosques in Germany are vigilant against the threat of Salafism and most of them reject extremist preachers such as Abu Adam, an ostensibly ...
After over 15 days of intense fighting in the coastal city of Sabratha, an alliance of Salafists forces, Madkhalists, and forces loyal to eastern ...
He is alleged to be a Salafist preaching extreme Islamic views at Belgium's biggest mosque. Theo Francken, Belgium's Asylum and Migration ...
The parliamentary bloc of Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafi Nour party said it will submit to the Eygptian parliament an early day motion (EDM) ...
A three-day conference on Salafism began in Istanbul Friday, where leading academics and experts debated the merits and demerits of the ...
Roque M. had been tasked with surveilling Salafist organizations for the German domestic intelligence agency. But instead of protecting the ...
The real roots of the current conflict in Yemen are fundamentally connected to Saudi Arabia's systematic proselytization of Salafism, a puritanical form of Islam, inside Yemen. The effect of this proselytizing has caused prominent Shia Zaydi Yemenis—namely, the Houthi group—to revolt. This uprising has ...
Aceh is the only province allowed to have Sharia, which seems, in theory, compatible with Salafism. But traditionalist Acehnese preachers ...
In January this year, Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel gave an uncharacteristically candid interview for a European politician. 'Salafist ...
In a near-unprecedented event in Gaza, a Salafist jihadist blew himself up among a group of Hamas border guards on the Gaza-Egypt frontier ...


 

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