Tag: Sunni Islam

Coptic priests stand near the coffins of victims of the blast at the Coptic Christian Saint Mark's church in Alexandria the previous day during a funeral procession at the Monastery of Marmina in the city of Borg El-Arab, east of the northern port city on April 10, 2017. Egypt prepared …

Al Azhar Cleric Charged for Allegedly Opposing Execution of Murderers of Christians

TEL AVIV — Egypt’s chairman of the Administrative Prosecution Authority has decided to bring charges against cleric from Al Azhar University, the most important religious institution in the Sunni world, for allegedly saying in one of his classes that the state can’t execute those accused of murdering Coptic Christian civilians.

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Arab Israeli Salafists Take Aim At Sport And Culture

When Hanin Radi tried to make her dream come true of staging a marathon in her hometown, the Arab Israeli received death threats from radical Islamists. “I’ve run marathons everywhere, but in the streets of my town I’m afraid to

A Yemeni man watches the televised speech of the Shiite Huthi movement's leader Abdul-Malik al-Huthi in the capital Sanaa, after the US ordered the closure of its embassy in the country, on February 10, 2015.

Religious TV Channels On The Rise Across Mideast

The number of religious television broadcasters across the Middle East has risen by 50 percent, reflecting a rise in sectarianism in the region, according to a study published Thursday. The Northwestern University in Qatar in its study of the media

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Iran and Russia Seek to Topple the Saudi Monarchy

The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial on Sunday afternoon titled, “Who Lost the Saudis?” It lays out a convincing case for why Russia and Iran are out to get the House of Saud—which, for all of its many, many flaws, is still an impediment to the agenda of America’s primary geopolitical adversaries.

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Iran Dictator Blames Saudis for Hajj ‘Catastrophe’

A stampede in Mecca on the last day of the hajj pilgrimage took the lives of over 100 Iranian citizens, as the total death toll from the incident has surged to over 700 people, and the leaders of the regime in Tehran are furious with Saudi officials for their alleged negligence.

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Report: ISIS in Yemen Trying to Steal Al-Qaeda’s Thunder

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has significantly expanded its footprint in Yemen over the last year, posing a challenge to its rival al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), reports Reuters. ISIS’s ranks have been bolstered with new members amid the messy war in Yemen between Iran-allied Shiite Houthis and a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab nations.

IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed …

Sunni Body Calls for Help for Palmyra as 400 Women, Children Added to ISIS Death Toll

The Islamic State’s takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, in addition to endangering a host of priceless ancient Roman artifacts, has heralded in the news of yet another massacre at the hands of the terrorist group, with some estimating up to 400 civilian women and children have been killed for having ties to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.