Month: January 2015

Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria

Source: msn.com Islamist group Boko Haram has struck again in Nigeria in a similar attack to this one three weeks ago in Baga. This time, they hit Maiduguri a major northeastern city around midnight on Sunday. Reports suggest fierce fighting is taking place on the outskirts of the city and […]

RED ALERT

Source: Stratfor. As the situation on the ground quiets down in the wake of the Jan. 24 barrage by Russian-allied forces near the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Stratfor is continuing the watch initiated by our Red Alert. We believe, at the very least, that Russia is keeping its option to […]

The obscenity of calling Saudi King Abdullah a “reformer”

Vox.com: Saudi Arabia’s deceased King Abdullah, according to just about every obituary in major Western publications, was a reformer. The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, and NPRall describe Abdullah as a ruler committed to reforming Saudi Arabia’s notoriously repressive practices. Sen. John McCain called Abdullah an advocate for peace; IMF head Christine Lagarde called […]

Japan: Muslims stress Islam rejects terrorism

Source: the-japan-news.com | The Yomiuri Shimbun The recent case in which two Japanese men were taken hostage by a group believed to be the Islamic State has drawn widespread criticism from Muslims living in Japan. “Islam does not condone persecution or violence,” Muhammed Rasit Alas, a 30-year-old imam dressed in white, told devotees […]