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How ISIS Terrorists Neutralise Guilt To Justify Their Atrocities

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Viewing ISIS's acts from a criminological, rather than theological, perspective offers some provocative insights into the minds of its fighters. Studies have shown that criminals commonly use five techniques to justify their acts - allowing them to effectively neutralise their guilt.

An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

What Is The Islamic Caliphate Doing In The UK?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 08.15.2016 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

There's something remarkable taking place in the British countryside this weekend. Tens of thousands of Muslims from over 100 nations worldwide are convening at Jalsa UK to pledge allegiance to His Holiness the Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

Defeating the Islamic State: Advice from Sun Tsu

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Anti-Islamic State coalition military operations are underway, with the ultimate goal of destroying the Islamic State in Syria/Iraq.

A Tale of Two Caliphates

Ahmed Sahi | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Ahmed Sahi

The real threat posed by ISIS, which is one that will linger on, is its ideological allure - one that has been able to indoctrinate people born and raised in the West, thousands of miles away.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women

Atif Rashid | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.

Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame

Atif Rashid | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?

Unviability of Islamic Caliphate: Who Can Be Caliph? Part 2

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

A careful study of the first caliphate (632-661 C.E.) demonstrates that the ISIS caliphate launched by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Iraq is a non-starter. ...

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

How to Stop ISIS: Understand the Secrets of Their Success

Omar Sarwar | Posted 12.20.2016 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Day Donaldson via the Speaker - News Anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States is at an unprecedented level, fueled by mainstream media and GOP rhe...

Theological Terrorism

Herb Silverman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Who's to blame for ISIS? The political left holds President George W. Bush responsible because of the American invasion of Iraq. The right faults Pres...

The Paris Attacks Are a Reminder We Should All Listen to the London-Based Khalifa (Caliph) of Islam

Atif Rashid | Posted 11.23.2016 | World
Atif Rashid

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been leading the peaceful revival of the true Islam for 126 years now and constantly warns the world of the dire consequences of turning away from Godliness and good morals.

GIve Us Your "Huddled Masses," but "Syrians Need Not Apply!"

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 11.20.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

We need to face the reality that we played a significant role in creating the refugee crisis by overthrowing the Iraqi government in 2003 destabilizing the region. We now have a moral responsibility to those who are fleeing the warzones in Iraq and Syria.

Let the French Take Mosul

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.

This Is Why Muslims Hold Muhammad in Such High Regard

Atif Rashid | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his majestic spiritual power, brought man from barbarity to humanity. From ordinary human beings, he made them into highly developed moral beings.

Al Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri: ISIS Is Illegitimate But Let's Cooperate

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a newly released audio message that while he doesn't consider the Islamic State's declaration of a caliphate...

Why I Left America to Train in Jihad Under an Islamic Caliphate

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 08.20.2016 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

I am an American. I have a full-time job in one of Greater Boston's renowned institutions as a medical professional. Yet, I just travelled out of the United States a few days ago to renew my pledge of allegiance to the caliphate.

The Allure of ISIL's Caliphate

Philip Seib | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Philip Seib

Exposing the true ISIL first requires debunking the caliphate-building message. That can best be done by taking it on directly.

Is ISIS More Or Less Powerful Than A Year Ago?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Charles Lister, visiting fe...

This Timeline Shows The Lightning Rise Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred, Eline Gordts, Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

It's been exactly one year since the extremist group known as ISIS changed its name to "Islamic State" and declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and ...

The Massive Cost Of Fighting ISIS

Vocativ | An Phung | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

It's been a year since ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a newly-found Caliphate and named himself Caliph from the Iraqi city of Mosul. Since ...

The Said El Djezairi Memoirs: A Must Read for ISIS and Its Caliph

Sami Moubayed | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books
Sami Moubayed

Emir Said goes into great detail on how a caliph-led Islamic State should look like. He actively engaged with Syrian intellectuals about terms like the "Islamic State and its Caliph."

Follies of Denial: Women and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex.

Heeding the Call to Join the Caliphate

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.22.2016 | Religion
Harris Zafar

I find much comfort within the shade of the Khilafat. But I am among those who know -- through study and experience -- what caliphate truly means and has the power to do.