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On January 7, a Muslim cleric issued a fatwa against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered a reward of Rs 25 lakh to anyone who will "cut off PM Narendra Modi's beard, shave his head and smear him with black ink.
"Syrians trust [HTS] more than before," influential Sunni cleric Rami al-Delati told me, "especially after the attacks on [Homs] intelligence and in Damascus.

As the war in Syria enters its seventh year, the widespread displacement of Syria's majority Sunni population is fueling fears of sectarian cleansing.
The Iraqi leader is floundering politically and badly needs to assure Sunnis there that Iran - and the influential Shiite leaders - will no longer wield the power that they had in the period from 2008 to present as Iraq is about to go back to being a ...
A growing protest movement, supported by the powerful cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and other elements of the Shia political and religious establishment, has demonstrated the potential limits of Iranian influence in the country.
While Iraqi forces are fighting to retake the western half of Mosul from Islamic State fighters, internal divisions regarding the future of Iraq's political process are escalating ahead of provincial elections scheduled for September, especially within ...

Coalition forces - composed of U.S. Special Forces trained Iraqi military, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Christian militias like the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit - have been working hard for the last two years to remove ISIS from Iraq. ... The ...
The factions included the Badr Organization, Kata'ib al-Imam Ali, Saraya al-Salam, Kata'ib Hezbollah, Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada and Saraya al-Jihad.
In comment to The New Arab Dr Saeed el-Karkhi, a member of the Erbil Research Centre, said the PMF's participation represented growing Iranian influence within Iraq adding that the mainly-Shia militias appeared "stronger than the Iraqi army which means ...
22, the head of the central Euphrates operations command, Qais Khalaf, said that work will continue for digging a security trench around the administrative borders of Najaf province, which Shiite Muslims consider sacred since the shrine of Imam Ali Ibn ...
An unknown gunman has shot and killed the imam of a Sunni mosque in the west of Baghdad, sources in Iraq have revealed.
According to a report, Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has acknowledged the group's defeat in Iraq in a "farewell speech" and ordered his non-Arab fighters to either return to their countries or detonate themselves.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - With the fight progressing to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr presented Initial Solutions, a national reconciliation proposal for shaping post-IS Iraq. The initiative, announced Feb. 20 ...
Leading Muslim and Christian clerics in the Middle East issued a statement Wednesday urging against linking Islam to terrorism, following a conference in Cairo on co-existence.
There were three major regions which were combined to form Iraq. One was predominantly Sunni Muslims, another was mostly populated by Shia Muslims, and the third group making up about 20% of the population are Kurds who are only nominally Muslims, with ...
Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has said that the number of youth wanting to leave the Middle East is a major concern, and stressed that if local Christians are going to ...
The Special Prosecution of the Republic of Kosovo (SPRK) has filed an indictment against imam of the Grand Mosque of Pristina, Shefqet Krasniqi, on criminal charges "inciting terror activities", "inciting hatred" and "tax evasion", Gazeta Express ...

He likes to make everything binary, whether it's Muslims or non-Muslims, Iran (Shias) and Gulf Arabs (Sunnis), or 'fake news' vs.
The rise and fall of ISIS has sharpened and focused the divisions in Iraq, instead of healing them. Seth J. Frantzman. February 26, 2017 ... Emblazoned with Iraqi flags, they informed residents that the last phase of the battle for ISIS's last major ...
With no clear successor, two distinct camps emerged among the Shias, the majority following Grand Ayatollah Mohsin Hakim, based in Najaf, and others looking to a more junior but increasing active Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. According ...
Her recent works include directing and editing The Skin That Burns, a documentary about Iran's volunteer soldiers who were exposed to chemical bombs during the Iran-Iraq War. In addition to numerous publications, Bajoghli has worked with CNN and The ...
Pakistan has been in a state of war for 35 years and you see terrorist bombings there from time to time, but thankfully, we have our army and security officials, who with the help of other Muslim nations, will stand in the way of repeating a Syrian ...
Only one day before the negotiation, Iran executed 25 Sunni Kurds on charges of war against God, Islam and the state, spreading corruption, and being members of the Tawhid and Jihad group.
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces want airport for support base * Federal police forces reach airport vicinity * U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad * U.S.
We are all locked in on Syria. Our eyes and ears have been focused on this land. Yet this seems to make us overlook what's going on in another country along Turkey's southern borders, which is Iraq. The country has been going through its darkest period ...
In response to this threat, the Australian National Imams Council has issued a press release that "condemns the recent ISIS video calling upon its followers to kill prominent imams, Muslim scholars and muftis from around the Muslim and Western world ...
The campaign, titled "Fight the Imams of Unbelief" targets prominent clerics by name, including Salafi theologians such as firebrand Egyptian cleric Yousuf al-Qaradawi and Saudi Arabia's 'Abd Al-'Aziz Aal Al-Sheikh. Several ... FILE - An imam prays at ...
The Madkhalis follow a Saudi cleric who preaches a rigid fundamentalism yet urges his followers to avoid violence or engagement in politics.
Al Masri (the 'Egyptian') is or was an elderly cleric and he was delivering a sermon in Raqqa meant as a warning to the leadership.
Abadi, a moderate Shi'ite politician, was better able to work with the Americans who helped rebuild the army and provided critical air and ground support to troops battling the Sunni jihadists after they seized a third of Iraq in 2014. Iraqi forces ...
Adel Al-Kalbani of Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most controversial clerics in a deeply conservative society. ... Kalbani, who was born in 1959, has held several religious positions, and was earlier appointed imam of the Taraweeh prayers at the ...
The two main drivers of Islamic practice in the world today are Iran and Saudi Arabia - Iran is the leader of the Shia world while Saudi Arabia is the leader of the Sunni world. Many Muslims in Australia follow the rulings ... Supporting that ban ...
Prominent Sunni leader and Iraq's Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi says that Shiite or sectarian forces must stay away from the battle for the west of Mosul otherwise it will complicate the whole war, affect people's perception and strengthen ISIS.
At least five people were killed and 19 wounded today, in two suicide bombings that hit an Iraqi army position and a restaurant in eastern Mosul, a medical source said.
As the Iraqi army, Peshmerga, Sunni tribal militia, and Shiite-led Population Mobilization Units (PMUs), painstakingly clear Mosul of IS fighters, an active local security force will be vital to keep the hard-fought gains.
Though this ban has since been overturned by a Federal judge, the move has laid bare the dangers that the embattled PM faces from the followers of the popular Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has consistently urged the Iraqi government to expel U.S ...
Yet mentioning Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen, in relation to Iran being involved in terrorism is not only false, it denies the stable role of Iran in helping to defeat ISIS (Islamic State - IS) in Iraq and Syria. This, amazingly, includes Iran ...
Sunnis were split while supporters of Abadi, who opposes any move that would risk the ongoing Mosul offensive, heavily reliant on U.S.
"We knew how the U.K. had let this happen many years before, only to discover, too late, the Muslim community of Britain being held hostage by Islamic clerics." For Fatah and ... It is more accurately understood as a culture in the grip of a brutal ...
Among the countries targeted by the ban is Iraq, where 5,000 US troops and advisers are embedded with and supporting Iraqi forces in their fight to liberate Mosul from IS. ... In Syria, the ban is also affecting leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces ...
In Mecca, he forged links with like-minded Salafi clerics that proved to be more decisive than his debates with Nigerian clerics who were critical of his interpretation of Islam. Once back in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state, Yusuf built ...
Among the countries targeted by the ban is Iraq, where 5,000 US troops and advisers are embedded with and supporting Iraqi forces in their fight to liberate Mosul from IS. ... In Syria, the ban is also affecting leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces ...
In 2014 he was a policeman for Iraq's interior ministry, but in June of that year, when the Iraqi Security Forces collapsed as ISIS took over Mosul, Abu Ali hooked up with the Hashd al Shaabi, or "Popular Mobilization Units," an umbrella organization ...
The cleric has been dubbed a "firebrand" in countless newspaper columns, and has held an almost constant presence in the Iraqi political discourse since the fall of the Baath regime in 2003. Saraya al-Salam, the militias he heads, formerly known as the ...
Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Djiboutian government officials, Imam Abdi Maalim and a group of the imam's senior councilors at the Salman Mosque in Djibouti on May 6, 2015, as he prepares to have a conversation with local Islamic youth ...
Haider pulled me behind a wall when a car full of gunmen opened fire on us as we were interviewing an Iraqi policeman on a Baghdad street corner in 2004.
Imam Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, was an influential political figure who brought about a sea change not only to Iran but to the rest of the world.
Some media commentators are highly alarmed, warning that this step is a prelude to annihilating the Sunni identity. Jamila al-Obaidi, a parliament member for the National Iraqi Alliance, told Al-Monitor, "The PMU offices in the Sunni areas are ...
Imam Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, was an influential political figure who brought about a sea change not only to Iran but to the rest of the world.
Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Units have seen themselves as being the vanguard of the fight against the Islamic State group, whose actions have shocked the world and helped stoke the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment and authoritarian nationalism.


 

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