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Follies of Denial: Jihad and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Western leaders who deny the religious foundation of the jihadist group Islamic State are blind to its raison d'être, which is firmly grounded in Islamic texts and the concept of offensive jihad. Furthermore, models for militias can be found in historic and contemporary jihads.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content...

Shiite Muslims Observe Ashura In Karbala, Iraq Amid Tight Security

AP | ZEINA KARAM and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims flocked Tuesday to an Iraqi holy city for the peak of a 10-day religious ritual amid tight se...

Perfect Friendship

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The only conclusion one can draw from the foregoing is that war makes strange bedfellows. How they'll all feel when they wake up in the morning we'll find out if that ever happens.

Sophia Jones

'They Killed People And Then Hung Them In Their Homes' | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq -- They came without warning. Heavily armed and riding in hundreds of cars and Humvees stolen from the Iraqi army, the extremist Sunni fi...

The Conflicts In Iraq And Syria Are Merging

AP | By ZEINA KARAM and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Ba...

Hundreds Answer Cleric's Call To Defend Iraq

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight...

Iraq Funeral Bombing, Other Attacks Kill 62

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, struck a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning fami...

Violent Attacks Have Killed More Than 250 People In Iraq Over The Past 10 Days

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of seven car bombs tore through bustling commercial streets Saturday night in Shiite areas of Baghdad, part of a re...

Wave Of Bloodshed Targeting Shiites Leaves 113 Dead

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

A bombing on Baghdad's southern outskirts killed seven people Wednesday, the latest in a three-day wave of bloodshed targeting Shiite Muslims that has...

Bombs Kill More Than 60 In Iraqi Capital

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 07.27.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearl...

Commemorating Ten Years of Deep Sorrow

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The most compelling question we must ask ourselves is: Have we learned anything from this sad chapter in our history to avoid another reckless military adventure in the future?

Iraqi-American: War CREATED Sectarian Divide In Iraq | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Communications Director Raed Jarrar joins Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to talk about America creating a sectarian di...

Sectarian Attacks Kill At Least 8 In Iraq

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Three separate bomb attacks against Shiite mosques in a volatile northern Iraqi city killed eight civilians on Friday and i...

6 Killed In Nightclub Grenade Attack

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — A mortar attack targeting Shiite worshippers killed three people in eastern Baghdad on Friday, and authorities were investigating whet...

Iraq Parliament Speaker Threatens To Oust PM

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — The speaker of Iraq's parliament declared Thursday that lawmakers are prepared to oust the nation's prime minister if he refuses to sh...

Growing Shiite-Sunni Divide In Post-U.S. Iraq

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Now that U.S. forces are gone, Iraq's ruling Shiites are moving quickly to keep the two Muslim sects separate – and unequal. Sunnis ...

Iraq's Sunni Cabinet Members Suspended

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Shiite-dominated Cabinet suspended boycotting Sunni-backed ministers Tuesday, an official said, deepening a sectarian conflict ...

String Of Bombings Brings Death Toll In Iraq To 150 In 2012

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Car bombs ripped through two Iraqi cities on Monday, killing at least 11 people, Iraq officials said, in the latest attacks targeting ...

New Wave Of Bombs Kills At Least 17 In Iraq

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and YAHYA BARZANJI | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Three car bombs exploded Monday evening in the Iraqi capital and killed at least 17 people, authorities said. At least one appeared to...

Iraqi Government Demands VP Face Terrorism Charges

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Shiite-led government on Sunday demanded that authorities in the semiautonomous Kurdish region hand over the country's top Sunn...

Third Day Of Attacks Against Shiites In Iraq

AP | By SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- A roadside bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed two people and wounded eight others south of Baghdad on Saturday, Iraqi officials said. T...

Roadside Bombs Target Shiite Pilgrims In Iraq

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) - Roadside bombs killed two Shiite pilgrims amid a string of explosions in Baghdad on Friday, the day after the country's deadliest secta...

Iraq War: Not Over and Danger Ahead

James Zogby | Posted 02.23.2012 | World
James Zogby

America leaves an Iraq that is deeply divided. After decades of ruthless rule, Iraqis endured an invasion and occupation, suffered from terror and ethnic cleansing, and while the trappings of a democracy have been set-up, it remains in a gestational state.

Iraqi Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr: "Resist The US By All Means Necessary"

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAJAF, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr lambasted the American "enemy" in Iraq during his first speech in the country since returning from exile, fiery rh...