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The War Within Islam

The Ideology behind ISIS Banning Traditional Taraweeh Prayers and Celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr: Ibn-e-Taimiya and Abdul Wahhab's Arguments against All Celebrations in Islam
Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

Clearly, there is no distinction between Wahhabism and ISIS in this respect, as in several others. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s order to wantonly kill all those who celebrated Eid was no different from Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s fatwa that whosoever engages in the above-mentioned celebrations “should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated”. Including non-Muslims, the list of celebrators deserving to be killed included the Sufis, the Shias and other Muslim sects, whom Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab declared Kafirs and Mushriks (unbelievers and infidels) and Wajib ul Qatl (deserving to be beheaded). ....

We Cannot Defeat ISIS until We Stop Iran and Saudi from Pouring Fuel on the Sectarian Fire
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Shia, Christians, Alawites, Sunnis, Kurds, Sufis and Yazidis are amongst the many sects that have suffered at the hands of the violent Jihadi Sunni extremists of al Qaeda and ISIS. ISIS attracts youth to fight in part by claiming an existential threat for Sunnis posed by Alawaite and Shia oppressors. ISIS encourages its followers to carry out attacks in their own countries, where ISIS's presence is limited, such as in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. ....

A Syria Breakthrough? Don’t Hold Your Breath
Joyce Karam

Obama’s hopeful diplomatic tone aside, there is little or no indication from Syria that a political solution is in the horizon. Western diplomatic sources tell me that there is “no substantial shift in Russia’s position” except “for their willingness to have a conversation on Syria prompted by their increased fear of Chechnian recruits and returnees from Jihadist groups ....

 

The Terrorism Debate in Pakistan: Flogging the Wrong Horse
Imtiaz Gul

Pakistan’s current debate on terrorism apparently suffers from an acute lack of understanding of the real issues that lie at the heart of its security crisis. Much of the discourse on the possible drivers of terrorism and radicalisation centres mostly on religious seminaries, partly for the wrong reasons. And this means a superficial diagnosis of the problem. This also suggests that the recipe prescribed can be equally skewed.....

 

The Saudis have for years regarded Hamas with intense suspicion because the Palestinian militant group is both a traditional ally of Iran and also an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement Riyadh has often seen as a threat. Although the Brotherhood, like Saudi Arabia, is Sunni, Riyadh distrusts it because it combines a call to conservative religious values that might appeal to the kingdom`s citizens with demands to replace dynastic rule with elections....

 

A Battle That Could Define the Yemen War
Manuel Almeida

The alliance between the Houthi militias and the military forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is not the only surprise that emerged out of Yemen’s ongoing conflict. The country-wide military offensive by the Houthis and pro-Saleh forces dictated the rise of another alliance  .....

 

The self-styled Khalifa of the Muslims Abu Bakr Baghdadi has wielded another blow to Islam. He has issued a ‘fatwa’ declaring the Eid prayers and festivities un-Islamic saying that the festival of Eid did not have any basis in Shariat. Therefore, in Mosul and other areas under his rule, Eid prayers and festivities are banned. Mosul which has shown the ruthless implementation of Baghdadi’s version of Islam and interpretation of the Quran justifying the rape of captured women will not observe or enjoy the breaking of fasting after the holy month of Ramzan.

United Against ISIS… Or Is It ISIL, IS, or the Islamic State?
Chris Doyle

Ethnic and tribal divisions are likewise the playthings of ISIS. They delight in pitting Arab against Kurd for example, even Kurd against Kurd. It was Kurdish members of ISIS who led the attack on Kobane. ISIS has a tribal affairs department and it is not to build harmony and peaceful relations. ISIS and like-minded groups are a threat, a very real one but it certainly does not require a World War III to end the threat....

 
Pakistan: Sisyphean Gains
Tushar Ranjan Mohanty

Pakistan: Sisyphean Gains
Tushar Ranjan Mohanty

There is, moreover, currently no consistent policy or legal framework for rehabilitation of surrendered terrorists and militants, and no coherent 'surrender package' The Swat Initiative, one of at least two pilot programs that aimed to rehabilitate militants captured by security forces, sought to cater to three groups: juveniles, adults and family members. ....

 

Morsi: Sentencing Justice to Death in Egypt
Chandra Muzaffar

These death sentences are part of a much larger drive on the part of the government of Abdul Fattah al- Sisi to crush the Brotherhood. According to some human rights groups, hundreds of Brotherhood activists have already been killed while over 40,000 have been jailed. The Brotherhood itself was classified as a “terrorist group” in December 2013…..

 

Turkey’s Double Game with ISIS Dateline
Burak Bekdil

Turkey’s Islamist government has had rational reasons to support discreetly its own Frankenstein monster: the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The jihadists who have conquered large swathes of Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014 may have the habit of beheading every infidel they catch, Muslim or non-Muslim. But they are merely the excessively savage next of kin to Turkish Islamists, who pursue similar political goals in Western-style suits and neckties instead of Arab gowns imitating the Prophet Muhammad’s attire……

 

Turkey Entangled in Saudi and Iranian Interests
Abdullah Bozkurt

The Islamists were also able to stall comprehensive investigations into the Iranian-backed Tawhid-Salam (also known as the Jerusalem Army) terror network that is run by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force commanders. Iranian operatives were let go when the probe was intentionally exposed by Islamists in the government and the probe was shelved. The investigators were arrested and the prosecutors were sacked to hush up the probe....

 

The purpose of these reinforcements is to come to the aid of an overstretched Syrian army, which has taken heavy losses and has had trouble finding new recruits. The broader aim is, reportedly, to consolidate Bashar Assad’s hold over Damascus, central Syria, around Homs and Hama, and the coastal areas. To pursue such a strategy it appears that Iran has persuaded Assad to withdraw his forces from outlying regions of Syria so that they can regroup in more defensible positions....

 

The Waqf Boards have become a hub for propagation of extremist Wahhabi Ideology. They capture mosques with the help of Waqf Boards and use them to propagate their extremist, radical and exclusivist ideology for nefarious political ends, thus exposing national and internal security to danger. This nexus between Wahhabi organisations and government and semi-government bodies is damaging the Indian Sufi cultural heritage....

 

Is a Nuclear Saudi Arabia Inevitable If Iran Acquires The Bomb?
Salman Al-Ansari

Iran is seemingly working day and night to establish, fund, train, and arm any militia in the Arab world just for the sake of gaining imperial powers and regional hegemony. Surprisingly, these wishes have been stated publicly by the Iranian regime on several occasions. The latest being when one Iranian official reportedly said that Iran is proud to have control over four major Arab capitals: Sana’a, Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut.....

 

Saudi Arabia has long been exposed to the scourge of terrorism and it is with a heavy heart that I watch as it witnesses the harbinger of an even more frightening scourge: sectarianism. It was quickly noted that the suicide bomber in this recent attack was disguised as a woman. Donning a Niqab (face veil) and Abaya (the requisite long black garment for women), he attempted to enter the women's section of the mosque at the south entrance before being stopped and chased away....

 

Indian Muslims Spar over Muslim Brotherhood: Fundamentalist Muslim Groups Support Brotherhood, Condemn Saudi Arabia for Declaring It a Terrorist Outfit, Sufi Group Opposes

The rift between two Salafi-Wahhabi groups, the Saudi state and the Muslim Brotherhood, former democratically-elected ruling party of Egypt, has created quite an ironic situation for Indian Muslims. While mainstream Muslim organisations, that happen to be traditionally pro-Saudi Arabia and are Wahhabi-Salafi-oriented, are opposing Saudi Arabia, Sufi-oriented organisations that always oppose Saudi Salafism-Wahhabism are on the same page as Saudi Arabia. There is no sure way of knowing where common Muslims stand on the issue of Muslim Brotherhood, but the government of India has traditionally treated the pro-Brotherhood fundamentalist Salafi-Wahhabi organisations as representative of Indian Muslims. It is these pro-Brotherhood organisations whose voice is represented in the Muslim Urdu Press as well.....

Iran Sees Daesh as Its Ally
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Iran Sees Daesh as Its Ally
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

When it comes to Iraq, Iran is not concerned about the spread of Daesh in Sunni areas, because its aim is to tighten its grip on Shiite areas. Therefore, Iran sees Daesh as its ally, or at least not an enemy. What further complicates the war in Iraq is the region’s preoccupation with several other conflicts. Countries cannot fight on all fronts, and some do not want to aid governments with which they are at odds, despite terrorist groups being a mutual threat....

 

Instead of seeking people’s mandate, the military and mullah conspired to impose martial law. The 1973 unanimous document was a gift of the first freely elected assembly. In 1977 again the military and mullah got together and reversed all the democratic gains and disfigured the constitution....

 

Salafi movements are hardly a new phenomenon in Gaza, with nonviolent social and political groups – including Hizb al-Tahrir – operating in Gaza since at least the 1980s. Yet in the past decade, the territory has seen the rise of a small number of loosely organized self-proclaimed Salafi-jihadi organizations....

 

Saudi Arabia and Iran Heading To War?
Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia does not want an open confrontation with Iran, realizing the high cost of such a war. The same goes for Iran, which knows that the military budget, especially for the air force, is not in its favor. Moreover, Riyadh has alliances with a number of Arab and Islamic countries willing to defend the Land of the Two Holy Mosques. Both countries have enough arms to destroy each others’ capacities....

 

The New Mideast: Will Militias Replace The State?
Mohamed Chebarro

And it seems that in the foreseeable future the nation states of the post-colonial Middle East once again face challenges that could undermine certain states’ unity, identity and territorial integrity. Many consider the emergence of ISIS and its ability to blur the border between Iraq and Syria a precursor that will speed up the fragmentation process of the states....

 

"If someone leaves Islam and becomes an apostate, he is thrown out of his family; his family will be the first ones to abandon him," Imran explained. "His friends will reject him and he will be killed or he will be persecuted. A lot of my friends said, 'This is the last time I'm talking to you because you disrespected the prophet Mohammed, you disrespected Islam.'"....

 

The Rebranding of Nusra Front: 'The Enemy of My Enemy, Is My Friend'
Mehdi Hasan

The briefing continued: "Indeed, in mid-January [ISIL] produced a video of its members stoning a woman to death for the alleged crime of adultery; the same week JN released a video of its members shooting two women to death for the same alleged offence - stylistic differences applied to the same violent ideology and goals." This point about a common ideology, and goals, cannot be overstated. To be clear: Jabhat al-Nusra wants to set up a caliphate, too. Jabhat al-Nusra wants to impose a barbaric and brutal form of Islamic law, too....

 

Iran's Dirty Games: Daesh is Just a Tool!
Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi

Al-Qaeda, too, has cozy relations with Iran. During the US bombardment of their bases in Afghanistan, they hid their families in Iran. They managed to escape to the Arab Gulf region and Iraq via Iran. In return, they never attacked the Farsi nation, even though they pretend to be archenemies. By attacking holy Shiite mosques, they used Al-Qaeda and Daesh to frighten the Arab Shiites in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon into Iran’s open arms....

 


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