Should India be worried about Al Qaeda’s inroads

Ghazwa-e-Hind refers to an indoctrinated view of a final apocalyptic war in which India will be conquered by a jihadi army. All soldiers of this army are guaranteed a place in heaven.

This term is freely used in jihadi circles and on the web, but is considered bizarre by . . . → Read More: Should India be worried about Al Qaeda’s inroads

The real face of ISIS

With the recent slaughter of Palestinians taking place on television screens across the world, only the grossly misinformed would believe that Israel’s Palestinian extermination program is actually “self-defense.” Yet for all of Israel’s whining about how it is being targeted by “Islamic extremists” and “terrorists,”(which should be translated to mean Palestinians, Iran, or any other secular or nationalist . . . → Read More: The real face of ISIS

Humanitarian crisis: Iraqi Yazidis stranded on mountaintop die of thirst

Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.

Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since being driven out of surrounding villages . . . → Read More: Humanitarian crisis: Iraqi Yazidis stranded on mountaintop die of thirst

Operation Zarb-e-Azb Phase 1

Operation Zarb-e-Azb Phase1 result is a joint… by arraja73

Operation Zarb-e-Azb is a joint-military offensive operation involving the Islamic Republic of Pakistan against armed insurgent groups such as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), al-Qaeda, East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and Afghan militant factions such as the Haqqani network.

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Lets not compare ISIS with Taliban

(By Zahid Hussain) THE dramatic rise of the Islamic State organisation formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its proclamation of a so-called caliphate portend a new and more brutal face of global jihadism. The organisation may not espouse Al Qaeda’s global agenda of terrorism; nevertheless, it is terribly wrong to . . . → Read More: Lets not compare ISIS with Taliban

The Taliban shave there honor off

(Karim Ullah) Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistan Army assault, it has emerged, as refugees revealed details of life under the militants—and their taste for imported luxuries.

Azam Khan was one of the top barbers in Miranshah in North Waziristan until he, like nearly . . . → Read More: The Taliban shave there honor off

Zarb-e-Azb: Battle for Pakistan’s sovereignty

By Saqib Mehmood and Ifrah Waqar

On June 15, Pakistan Army launched a comprehensive military operation against local and foreign militants in North Waziristan. This operation is aimed at rooting out Pakistani Taliban and their aiding trans-national violent organizations, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and Al-Qaeda. . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: Battle for Pakistan’s sovereignty

First Shiite minister appointed by the Saudi King

(ANSAmed) – BEIRUT – For the first time in the history of the Saudi kingdom, Saudi authorities have appointed a Shiite minister, the pan Arab television al Arabia edited by the House of Saud reports. The broadcaster said that Muhammad ben Faysal Abusaq was appointed minister for the affairs of the Shura, a consultative council . . . → Read More: First Shiite minister appointed by the Saudi King

The amazing history of Waziristan

KARACHI: To understand the Waziristan conundrum, go back 78 years. The year is 1936. The place is Mirali, North Waziristan. A Hindu girl converts to Islam and elopes with a young Pashtun schoolteacher.

The girl’s mother alleges forced conversion. A court sentences the youth to two years in jail and returns the girl to . . . → Read More: The amazing history of Waziristan

Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause

This week saw the death of two extraordinarily brave women in the Middle East. The first, in Iraq, was Ummayyah Naji Jabara, the daughter of a Sunni tribal leader who had been assassinated by Al Qaeda seven years ago.

Jabara became a politician herself, an advisor to the governor of Salahuddin province. . . . → Read More: Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause