Category: Islam

Islamic State said to threaten terror attacks on Christmas

Image of a poster published online by Islamic State sympathizers threatening attacks during the Christmas holiday in December 2017, obtained online Nov. 21, 2017, by the BlackOps Cyber group. (Screen capture)

Image of a poster published online by Islamic State sympathizers threatening attacks during the Christmas holiday in December 2017, obtained online Nov. 21, 2017, by the BlackOps Cyber group. (Screen capture)

Jihadist forum publishes image of Santa Claus being beheaded against backdrop of a London shopping area

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Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque massacre

Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing terror attack at the Rawdah mosque, roughly 40 kilometers west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER)

Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing terror attack at the Rawdah mosque, roughly 40 kilometers west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER)

Nationwide prayers planned during 3-day mourning period; president vows to ‘respond with brutal force’ to country’s deadliest terror attack

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Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

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This image taken from TV, shows the interior of a mosque after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region’s deadliest attacks in years. (AP Photo)

While there is no immediate claim of responsibility, authorities suspect the Boko Haram terror group

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Taking Saudis’ side, Egypt warns Iran against regional ‘meddling’

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a meeting with a group of young people from around the world in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 7, 2017. (MENA via AP)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a meeting with a group of young people from around the world in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 7, 2017. (MENA via AP)

Sissi says he does not war, but will not tolerate threats against Arab countries by Tehran or Hezbollah

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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’

Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool, File)

Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool, File)

Tehran’s supply of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels ‘could be considered an act of war,’ Mohammed bin Salman says

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Relationships of doom

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanon’s split with Iran and Hezbollah has pundits worried about war, but commentators also bemoan attempts to get the right and left together at the Rabin rally

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8 killed in apparent terrorist truck-ramming in New York

In this still image taken from video, police and ambulances respond to report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo)

In this still image taken from video, police and ambulances respond to report of gunfire a few blocks from the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo)

Vehicle mows down cyclists hits a school bus; driver then emerges with fake guns, shouts ‘Allahu akbar’; police shoot, arrest him

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