Islamism

  • 5 Jun 2013

    Our valued associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been as busy as ever in travelling, advising, writing and broadcasting on the ever developing events across the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • 11 Jul 2012

    The UN's World Heritage Committee has condemned the destruction of mausoleums sacred to the Sufi strain of Islam in the African nation of Mali.

  • 17 Mar 2012

    Christians and human rights activists have paid tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti, former minister for religious minority affairs in Pakistan's federal cabinet, who was assassinated a year ago.

  • 14 Jan 2012

    How will the popular uprisings in the Arab world affect the future of states and regimes in the region? All possible outcomes are shadowed by the fate of the contending ideologies and movements - nationalism and socialism, secularism and Islamism, dynasticism and liberal constitutionalism - that have dominated the Arab political landscape in recent decades, says Sami Zubaida. His overview of their rise and fall both illuminates a complex history and indicates the scale of the challenge facing democratic reformers today.

  • 25 Dec 2011

    An explosion has hit a church near the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Christmas morning, says a government emergency official in the West African country.

  • 3 May 2011

    The Salafi-jihadist movement is losing its recruitment pool in the Arab world, says Murad Batal al-Shishani, an Islamic groups and terrorism issues analyst. Al-Qaida and others' latest strategies look elsewhere, and the death of Osama Bin Laden will not affect these plans.

  • 3 May 2011

    In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al-Qaida leader.

  • 24 Feb 2011

    While the Middle East uprisings have not revolved around religion, faith has not been absent from Arab scenes of protest in the last two months, says Shatha Almutawa. God and scripture are invoked by revolutionaries and those who oppose them for the simple reason that Arab dialects and ways of life are infused with religion.

  • 29 Jan 2011
  • 1 Nov 2010

    As frightened and angry Americans keep raising the temperature of Islam-versus-Everyone-Else controversies, Martin Marty examines some new material which shows how Christian ideology is used to justify killing too. No religion or ideology can claim innocence, he suggests.