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In February 2013 Arab-West Report researched the small but controversial Islamist movement known as the Salafī-Jihadis. An interview was procured with Ahmed ‘Ashūsh, one of their leading figures and a colleague of Muhammad al-Zawāhirī, brother of Ayman, the leader of al-Qā’idah. A summary of this...
Mullah Mohammed Omar, the leader of the Taliban is challenging the greatest power in the world. Is it imaginable that the helpless Afghans, without food, clothes and medicines, will be transformed into powerful fighters? He is doing wrong to the Jihad, to Islam and the Muslims by dragging them...
The article is an interview with Sheikh Tag Eddin Al-Helali, the Mufti of Australia, who is known for his moderation. He comments on the conditions of the Muslim community in Australia, consequences of the September 11 attacks and the attacks in Bali and fundamentalist groups in Australia.
London overlooked extremist fundamentalists in the 1990´s. When they started to make trouble, it passed a law allowing detaining them without a trial. London ignored requests for extraditing terrorists to their native countries until two Muslim militants launched attacks in Britain. The...
The author reports the argument concerning the subject of the movie Spooks. The film discusses the story of recruiting suicide-fundamentalists in one of the mosques of Birmingham. It presents a false image of Muslims and Islam in Britain. Thus it provokes the anger of Muslims.
The article examines the scandalous way in which extremists have managed to present themselves as representatives of Islam, a religion embraced by millions of people. It states that is a shame that people like Bakrī, Abu Qatāda and Abu Hamza al-Masrī appear on television everyday claiming to be...
Rose Al-Youssef´s special file for this week covers many different subjects: Terrorists and Islamists living in Britain, Sheikh Amr Khaled´s way of preaching, Islam and politics, the role men of religion can play to build up societies and the issue of hijab in Islam.
Zakariya Moussaoui until now is the only one facing formal charges in connection with the events of September 11. He refused to speak before the judge. The judge considered his silence a denial of the charges. So, she ordered the initiation of the trial in front of a jury the following 14 October...
In a statement sent to al-Sharq al-Awsat, former head of the London-based al-Mujāhidoun Movement, Anjem Choudary has announced that a conference on jihād in Palestine is scheduled for February 19. According to Choudary, the conference is also due to discuss the new anti-terrorism law, which will...
In the aftermath of London bombings, several European countries have adopted tough new anti-terrorist legislation that the author argues restricts Muslims’ freedom.
The British body responsible for prisons said it would soon build a mosque with a minaret and a dome inside the heavily-guarded Belmarsh prison in southwestern London, which houses a number of fundamentalist leaders. The step is meant to offer the chance for Muslim prisoners to observe their...
Montaser Al-Zayyat, the lawyer of fundamentalists in Egypt, responded to the accusations directed to him by the Palestinian fundamentalist Abu Qatada, currently detained in Britain. Al-Zawahry said that Abu Qatada and others similar to him are blowing in fire and ignite strife in spite of the fact...
The initiative of the Brotherhood for political reform is based on democracy, circulation of authority and transparency in financial matters and fighting of financial corruption. Does the Brotherhood apply these principles inside the group or the professional syndicates which they have been...
Watani International met with the Grand Mufti of the Republic, Dr. Ali Goma’a, during his visit to London in which he headed a delegation comprising Dr. Muhammad Abu Lila, Dr. Gaffar Abdel Salam and Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar. The objective of the visit, as the Grand Mufti stated during a seminar held...
The confessions of those accused of perpetrating terrorist operations in Saudi Arabia about the ways the sheikhs of “incitement” convinced them that such terrorist actions would open the doors of paradise to them, show that they confuse many of the prominent figures who support jihad. The...
Some of the directors of the Islamic institutions in Britain criticized the British government for not controlling the activities of the extremist imams who encourage young people, in the name of jihad, to rebel against the society in which they live and to participate in violent activities. For...
The British government is trying to enforce some restrictive laws with the claim of fighting terrorism. The aim is to detain Arab political refugees who are described as extremist fundamentalists. The most important are Abu Hamza Al-Masri, Omar Bakri, Yasser Al-Serri and Abu Qatada.
The book "The New Crusader War" mentioned a fatwa to the effect that if the murderer of the innocent people in America is a Muslim, he has to pay half the diyya [compensation money] to the families of murdered Muslims and nothing more. Usama Bin Laden expressed the same opinion when he was asked...
"Le Nouvelle Observateur", a French weekly, reports that London has become a haven for terrorists and a protector of Muslim extremist leaders from around the world. Many headquarters of terrorist extremist groups can be found in London. The "Observateur" tells many stories, describing the life of...
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