Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in recent months, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year.
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Before Mali commandos retook the hotel, some hostages escaped and others were freed by the terrorists after showing they could recite verses from the Quran.
Bangladesh’s elite forces arrested three suspected Islamist militants for masterminding the killings of two secular bloggers in the Muslim-majority nation.
(Reuters) French President Francois Hollande described it as a terrorist attack and said all measures would be taken to stop any future strikes on a country still reeling from Islamist assaults in January.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Move over Al-Qaida. Africa’s growing Islamic extremist groups include Boko Haram, Al-Shaabab and Seleka.
(RNS) Boko Haram opposes the education of girls and has kidnapped girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. It has killed hundreds of children.
(RNS) A cycle of violence in the Central African Republic is quickly degenerating into a religious conflict between Christians and Muslims.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The attack on a shopping mall in Kenya came shortly before a deadly attack against a church in Pakistan, but analysts warn against concluding that radical Islam is gaining strength.
(RNS) Tensions between Zanzibar’s majority Muslim population and its minority Christian residents have intensified in recent years.