Anies Baswedan received high-profile backing in his successful campaign to be Jakarta’s next governor.
In pursuit of the coveted Jakarta governorship, Anies Baswedan approached hardline Islamic groups that opposed the Chinese-Indonesian Christian incumbent.
Injured people are assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London.
Was the London attacker acting alone? Was he really a soldier of the Islamic State? Research on the nature of jihadism in the West reveals possible answers.
Indian Muslim woman Shagufta Sayyd prays in Mumbai, India.
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Muslims from the Salafist tradition can often be seen as 'radical.' There is not much understanding of Salafism, its history and its diversity. Here's what it means to be a Salafist.
The rally triggered by alleged blasphemy by Jakarta governor Ahok was really a vehicle for conservative groups to protest Joko Widodo.
An enormous rally in Jakarta, organised by hardline Islamic militia group the Islamic Defenders Front, appears to have mobilised a diverse group of conservative Muslims in Indonesia.
Racism, political agenda of Jakarta governor opponents in the upcoming gubernatorial race, and discontent from the urban poor over Purnama’s policy on forced evictions all factor in the protest turnout in addition to religious motives.
The reality of the November 4 rally in Jakarta is much more complex than growing Islamic radicalism in Indonesia.
Orwell (tallest, centre) in Huesca, Spain in 1937.
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Comparisons of foreign volunteers in Syria to the International Brigades of Spain are apt, but not for the reasons you think.
Not everyone is impressed.
At first, it seems like IS has an image perfect for driving recruitment – but in fact, its image has very limited appeal.
France is looking for answers.
A lot of people are marginalised or angry, but only a few go on to actually commit violent acts. Why?
Watch what you say in there.
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David Cameron has attacked universities for allowing radical Islam to be spread on their campuses. But who draws the line when it comes to freedom of speech?
Cameron wants to counter radical narratives.
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.
A masked man gestures before the ISIL flag in a video released by Islamic State militants.
Militants are tapping into centuries-old literary tastes, appropriating them for their own nefarious ends.
Young people are already talking about this, but what are they saying?
Talha Asmal is believed to have become the UK's youngest suicide bomber, prompting more questions about how we can protect young people from radicalisation.
Kenyan security forces react to the attack on Garissa University College.
The terrorist group's attack on Garissa University College show how quickly regional security is deteriorating.
Rome vs Raqqa.
What does a century-old sci-fi novel have to do with the Vatican's view of Islamic State?
Tunisian soldiers take up positions outside the National Bardo museum.
Tunisia's problem with radical Islamism has been steadily brewing since the days of the Ben Ali regime.
Resisting division in Denmark.
A memorial service has been held in Copenhagen for the victims of the shootings that killed two and injured five in the city on February 14. A crowd of up to 40,000 people gathered just around the corner…
In response to deeply unpopular drone strikes, a public rally in Karachi demands the blocking of NATO supplies from Pakistan to neighbouring Afghanistan. The banner reads, in Urdu ‘Rulers! Come out of the US war’.
I learned a number of lessons about Islam in Peshawar, Pakistan. As a senior United Nations official, I arrived in the country within 24 hours of the massive earthquake that struck in October 2005. Pakistan…
Hamza addressing worshippers in London under police observation.
Abu Hamza has been sentenced to life in a US prison, after being found guilty of 11 charges of terrorism and kidnapping. The ruling was handed down as events unfolded in France, once again putting his…
A message of solidarity has spread rapidly.
The shocking events at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris did not happen in a vacuum. They are not the actions of a few outcasts on the edge of society. These brutal murders, apparently in the name of…
A US Marine covers a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with the US flag in Baghdad’s al-Fardous square in April 2003, before the statue was toppled.
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For at least a decade, attempts to understand why some young Muslims living in Western countries turn to violence in the name of religion have raised questions about Western foreign policy in the Middle…