(RNS) We have heard little to nothing from many of the major American conservative religious organizations that claim to care so deeply about religious freedom. And make no mistake, these murders are as ferocious an assault on religious freedom as one can find.
Articles tagged “al-Qaida”
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
WASHINGTON – Federal authorities have identified more than 150 U.S. residents who have sought to join the ranks of the terror organization or rival groups in Syria.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Shabab militants have targeted government offices, U.N. facilities, the airport, the president’s palace, hotels and restaurants in their bid to overthrow the government.
(RNS) To a layman it sure as hell looks like a collision of civilizations — specifically between the advocates of a malignant interpretation of Islam and a Christian West which, a millennium ago, produced the Crusades.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was targeted Monday (Sept. 1) in an airstrike that hit a vehicle and compound in a militant stronghold south of the capital, Mogadishu.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The rivalry between Al-Qaida and the Islamic State has forced the United States to rethink its approach to combating terrorism in the region.
(RNS) The last caliph reigned from the seat of the Ottoman Empire — that’s Turkey to you — until he was deposed in1924. Since then many Islamic groups have called for the re-establishment of the caliphate. So how big is the new caliphate, and what does it all mean?