June 25, 2014

It seems the Western media remains confused about who ISIS are. They are still being labeled a ‘Sunni’ outfit, but it is certain they are Salafi/Deobandi jihadists fighting against both Shias and Sunnis.

Both Shia and mainstream Sunnis (known as Ahle Sunnah Wa Jammah) a...

June 20, 2014

We might be forgiven for believing that ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant: formerly al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia) was simply another small, fanatical group. To the west it might appear to be one of many that seem to have proliferated across this fractured regio...

June 18, 2014

The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani of Najaf, Iraq, recently issued a ruling (fatwa) calling for able-bodied Iraqis to join forces with the Iraqi army in resisting the ISIS ‘terrorists’. He said that anyone who dies fighting ISIS will die a martyr.

This last claim will b...

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