Iraq is trying to deal a blow to the group’s potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) North Korea marks its 14th year atop the list of most dangerous countries to be Christian.
Iraqi Shiites marched in Baghdad and southern cities. At least two Sunni Muslim mosques were attacked and two people killed.
(RNS) Drawing an estimated 17 million pilgrims, the Shiite ritual known as Arbaeen dwarfs even the hajj. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, which engendered the Sunni-Shiite schism.
Islamic State militants overran Sinjar last year, purging its Yazidi population — with the collaboration of Sunni residents who once lived in peace with their Yazidi neighbors.
(Reuters) An ancient castle in an Austrian village somewhere between Vienna and Hungary is not where you might expect to see an Islamic celebration.
OXFORD, Miss. (Reuters) A Mississippi couple, accused of seeking to join the militant Islamic State group on a planned honeymoon trip, remained in custody on Tuesday after being denied bond in federal court.
LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) Anjem Choudary, well-known for praising the Sept. 11 attacks, was accused of using lectures published online to encourage Islamic State support.
The campaign name, with Shi’ite references that highlighted a dependence on Shi’ite paramilitaries could have alienated Sunni Iraqis.