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Tag: Sunni Islamic jihadist

  • Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - 05:25 UTC

    Francis resumes dialogue in the Vatican with the higherst authority of Sunni Islam

    Al-Azhar froze meetings in 2011 after taking offence at some comments made by  Pope Benedict: “repetitive and negative statements” about Muslims.

    Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year pause in dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the mosque, the highest authority of Sunni Islam. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb visited the Vatican en route to a Paris conference involving Muslims and Catholics.

  • Friday, November 27th 2015 - 12:04 UTC

    Paris attacks: The terrorist strategy

    The “Caliph” of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Bahdadi, first joined “Al-Qaeda in Iraq” and started fighting the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq in 2004.

    By Gwynne Dyer - As always after a major terrorist attack on the West, the right question to ask after the slaughter in Paris is: what were the strategic aims behind the attack? This requires getting your head around the concept that terrorists have rational strategies, but once you have done that the motives behind the attacks are easy to figure out. It also becomes clear that the motives have changed.