Homegrown Salafi Wahhabi & Deobandi Terror in the West Archive

British parents of IS-linked Deobandi extremist Aqsa Mahmood feel ‘betrayed’: Khalida and Muzaffar Mahmood say they “feel nothing but sorrow and shame” for their daughter. The family of a 20-year-old woman from Glasgow who has travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (IS) fighter have said that she
16 Salafi Deobandi militants arrested in Bosnia:   SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police have detained 16 people suspected of having fought in Syria and Iraq or of recruiting and funding other Balkan men to join the Islamic militants there, they said Wednesday. Police said about
برطانیہ کا تکفیری دیوبندی اور وہابی جہادی شہریوں کو روکنے کے اقدامات پرغور: برطانیہ کی حکومت ایسے اقدمات پر غور کر رہی ہے جن کے تحت عراق اور شام میں پرتشدد کارروائیوں میں مصروف برطانوی تکفیری دیوبندی اور وہابی جہادیوں کی ملک واپسی کو روکا جا سکے گا- بی بی سی کو
James Foley’s murder by ISIS, Jihadi John and the UK Deobandi connection – by Boyd Tonkin: I have never heard so many encores at the Royal Albert Hall. On Wednesday night, after Daniel Barenboim had conducted the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra made up of young Israeli, Palestinian and other Arab musicians, the ecstatic audience would not
Salafi Deobandi terror: UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’:   The UK’s terror threat level has been raised from “substantial” to “severe” in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says. The new alert level rates the risk of an attack on the UK
British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video – by Kate Holton and Raheem Salman:   LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley, held hostage in Syria. In Washington, U.S.
Expect exponential increase in home grown terror, thanks to the internet – by Ali Abbas Taj:   While we appreciate Secretary Kerry and the administration finally seeing the light on the dangers of funding and arming Syrian rebel, now manifested as ISIS, it cannot be emphasized enough that this is an ideology that the world
UK PM Warns of terror state on Europe’s doorstep: David Cameron has warned that if the Islamic State’s onslaught continues Europe will be facing a “poisonous” terrorist state on the shores of the Mediterranean. The Prime Minister said urgent action needs to be taken to defeat the extremist
Syria crisis: British rapper turned Isis fighter posts image of himself holding severed head:   A successful British rapper who left his west London home to join Isis in Syria is reported to have posted a photograph of himself holding a severed head on Twitter. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, reportedly uploaded the image
Wahabi/Deobandi students hand out Isis leaflets on Oxford Street in attempt to get British Muslims to join jihad:   Police were today probing leaflets handed out in the West End by radical students encouraging British Muslims to join the Islamic State (Isis). Dozens of the leaflets were circulated on Oxford Street last night saying it is the
‘Jihadist’ flag flown at entrance of East London housing estate:   A black flag, bearing white Arabic inscriptions similar to those flown by Jihadis, was mounted at the entrance of a housing estate in Canary Wharf’s East London early this week. Surrounded by an array of Palestinian slogans and
Australian PM appalled at decapitated head photo:   A shocking image of what is believed to be the young son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria shows how barbaric the Islamic State “terrorist army” is, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday. Abbott
India shaken by case of Muslim men missing in Iraq – Mansi Choksi & Ellen Barry:   KALYAN, India: For more than a decade, as alienated young Muslim men from all over the world left home to fight on the side of Islamists in distant conflicts, it has been a truism that they were not
‘F*** off Jew!’ What I was told when I photographed a ‘jihadist’ flag flying in London – by Ted Jeory: I WAS told this morning by a community activist in east London to be kind in this article to the Bengali Muslim youths who threatened violence last night…and who told me to “F*** off Jew, you’re not welcome here.”So
Holy War Arrives in Germany – by Soeren Kern: “Never before have the sympathizers of Islamic terror appeared so openly in Germany.” — Editorial, Westfalen-Blatt. “Anyone who thought the civil war in Syria or the barbarity of the Islamic State in Iraq does not affect us, you are
‘Thank God for the Saudis’: ISIS, Iraq, and the Lessons of Blowback – by Steve Clemons:   “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar,” John McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley in January 2014. “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar, and for our Qatari friends,” the senator said once again a month later,
British ‘Primark jihadist’ killed fighting for Wahabi/Deobandi Islamic State – by Martin Evans:   A former Primark worker from Portsmouth has become the latest Briton to be killed in the Middle East fighting for the feared Jihadist group Islamic State. Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, whose father runs an Indian Restaurant travelled to
My brother, the suicide bomber: why British men go to Syria – by Randeep Ramesh:     The bomber The last time Abdul Waheed Majeed spoke to his family, it was on a crackling telephone line from Syria at the end of January. He had arrived six months earlier on an aid convoy organised
Australian Salafi Jihadist arrested in Lebanon: A prominent Australian jihadist who reportedly commanded 300 militiamen and orchestrated clashes in Syria has been arrested in neighbouring Lebanon. The arrest of Hussam Sabbagh in Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli, has again underscored the substantial involvement of Australians in
Salafi Jihadist return from Syria: Norway warned of imminent security threat:     Norway’s intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent “concrete threat” against the nation from people with links to fighters in Syria. Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of Norwegian security service PST, said on Thursday the
بغداد کا خودکش بمبار آسٹریلوی شہری نکلا: آسٹریلیا نے کہا ہے کہ جس شخص نے گذشتہ ہفتے عراق میں خودکش حملے میں اپنے ساتھ کئی لوگوں کو ہلاک کیا وہ آسٹریلوی شہری تھا اور میلبرن کا رہنے والا تھا۔ یاد رہے کہ یہ حملہ بغداد کی
Abdullah-X: The new cartoon made by former extremist aimed at stopping Britain’s young Muslims from leaving for Syria:   A series of cartoons aimed at preventing young British Muslims from joining jihadist groups abroad has been created by a reformed Islamic extremist. Abdullah-X is the creation of a former extremist, who once followed clerics Abu Hamza and
From London to ISIS: The Radicalization Riddle – Ben-Dror Yemini: What makes a young Western man commit mass murder against other Muslims shortly after arriving in Syria or Iraq? They are amiable young people. Occasionally, an argument breaks out between Barcelona and Messi fans and Madrid and Ronaldo fans.
Deobandi Wahabi ISIS burns 1,800-year-old church in Mosul,Iraq – Al Arabiya News:     Militants from the radical jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have set fire to a 1,800-year-old church in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, a photo released Saturday shows. The burning of the church
Deobandi and Salafi extremists of Pakistani origin have infiltrated the management of at least 10 schools in Birmingham, UK – by Helen Pidd, Patrick Wintour and Lyndsay Warner:     Parkview School, one of the Birmingham schools at the centre of the Trojan horse inquiry. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images A group of fundamentalist “activists”, mostly men of Pakistani origin, infiltrated the management of at least 10 schools
Daniel Pipes : Two classic articles on Saudi US relations: The Scandal of U.S.-Saudi Relations “When it comes to the Saudi-American relationship, the White House should be called the ‘White Tent.'” – Mohammed Al-Khilewi, a Saudi diplomat who defected to the United States[1] Consider two symbolic moments in the U.S.-Saudi
Radical Salafis/Deobandis face jail for attack on group of Shi’ites ‘in first case of Muslim sectarian violence in Britain’ – by Lucy Crossley:     Radical Salafi/Deobandi Muslims are facing jail for attacking a group of Shi’ites in what is believed to be the first case of Muslim sectarian violence on the streets of Britain. Violence broke out on London’s Edgware Road, a
Who are the Salafi and Deobandi women fighting in Syria – by Abigail R. Esman: For years she was a mother of 10 young children, keeping a good, Muslim home. Now she’s a rebel commander with a gun, fighting, she says, for her honor and her religion. Her children battle at her side. Speaking
Two British Deobandi Jihadist admit to linking up with extremist group ISIS in Syria – by Vikram Dodd:     Mohammed Ahmed, left, and Yusuf Sarwar were arrested on their return to Britain in January. Photograph: West Midlands police/PA Two Birmingham men admitted on Tuesday to linking up with an extremist group fighting jihad in Syria, after
Homegrown Islamist terrorism: How should we understand the teenage jihadists’ mind?:   ‘Invading armies, bloodthirsty occupations and drone bombings have been extremism’s most potent recruiting sergeants.’ Illustration by Satoshi Kambayashi A friend of mine once gazed at her wayward teenagers and told me she could handle the usual drugs and
The 7/7 bombing memorial in London vandalised just hours before commemorations – by Richard Spillett:     Relatives of those killed in the July 7 bombings joined survivors for an emotional ceremony to remember the 52 people who died nine years ago today. A minute’s silence was held at the 7/7 memorial in London’s
Life of a Canadian Salafi Jihadi Wife in the ‘Caliphate’. She went to Syria to provide sex to ISIS’s Salafi fighters & is now a widow:   Eight months ago, Umm Haritha, a 20-year-old woman from Canada, made her way to Turkey against her parents’ wishes with a half-empty suitcase and $1,500. Within a week she was in Syria, and a few weeks later she
British Isis fighter in Syria says he is willing to die: ‘I left with the intention not to go back’ – by Antonia Molloy:   A British jihadist who is fighting for Isis in Syria has said he is willing to die for his cause –  and that there is no turning back. Abdul Raqib Amin, who was born in Bangladesh but grew
“Neo-Terrorism”: The mutation of Al-Qaeda into the Islamic State – by Elijah J. Magnier:   Elijah J Magnier @Ejmalrai, AL RAI Chief International Correspondent, contributed to this report. One of the suboptimal habits of humans is to compare different things, expect them to behave similarly, and treat them the way we are ‘used
Teenage twin Salafi sisters from Manchester crept out of their bedrooms to join ISIS in Syria – by Liz Hull With Mia De Graaf:   Twin sisters aged 16 may have travelled to Syria to become jihadi brides, it is claimed. The British citizens crept away from their home in the middle of the night and boarded a flight to Turkey. The girls’
Michael Gove: we must defend liberal values against Salafi and Deobandi Islamist extremism:   Michael Gove defended decision to appoint ex-Scotland Yard head of counter-terrorism to lead investigation into ‘Trojan horse’ affair. Photograph: Lee Thomas/Zuma Press/Corbis Michael Gove has called for a “robust” defence of liberal values in the face of the
Manchester: Twin British Salafi sisters aged 16 ‘fled home at night to join Islamist fighters in Syria’ – by Alex Wellman:   Syria: Police fear the girls have joined their elder brother to fight Twin sisters from Britain have fled their beds in the middle of the night to join Isis fighters battling a holy war in Syria, it has
‘None of our business’ is no answer to Wahhabi/Deobandi terror – by Matthew d’Ancona:   Tomorrow marks the ninth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, in which 52 civilians were killed and more than 700 injured. I vividly recall the first reports of a “power surge” on the Tube reaching The Sunday
Many of the British jihadis are linked to the hardline Salafi sect – The Telegraph:     Can a woman be a jihadi? Theresa May seems to think so. She told ITV News last night that it’s not just British men leaving to join the extremist group Isis in Iraq and Syria. “We think
PM Cameron: Do you want Salafi and Deobandi terrorists to behead us in Trafalgar Square?: Those British Muslims who value the secular nature of British and other Western societies and don’t want to end up as another Iraq and Afghanistan need to take up the matter of the Salafi Wahhabi hate preacher Anjem Choudary