Extremists can only be grateful when anti-Muslim propaganda, repeated constantly in right-wing publications and broadcasts, casts them as the defenders of Islam.
At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.
By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times KANO, Nigeria — When soldiers of Nigeria’s corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them. Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered the uniformed men on military vehicles […]
By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff ISTANBUL — Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday pushed their offensive south into Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland, capturing key crossroad towns on the highway to the capital, Baghdad, and threatening a critical oil refinery. As hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fled their homes for the […]
By John Riley, Newsday NEW YORK — Abu Hamza al-Masri testified at his terrorism trial Monday that he was merely a “mouthpiece” for Islamist movements and compared his role to Irish political leader Gerry Adams’ as an IRA front man. “I was acting as a mouthpiece, like Gerry Adams,” he said. “And like Gerry Adams . […]
By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Washington Bureau ISTANBUL — Turkish troops conducting a resupply mission to a small Turkish military post inside Syrian territory were ambushed and detained Wednesday by Islamic extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to Turkish media reports. The troops were later returned to Turkey, news outlets in the […]
ISLAMABAD — At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded market in Pakistani capital Islamabad on Wednesday, officials said, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants. More than three dozen people were injured in the attack that shook the vegetable and fruit market during peak early morning […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Doku Umarov, the Chechen Islamic warlord who threatened to attack the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to punish the Russian hosts, is dead, the insurgent website Kavkaz Center announced Tuesday. The notice gave no details about the circumstances of Umarov’s death. The announcement of what was termed his […]