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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Photo by Mazen AlDarrab, Wikipedia Commons.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Photo by Mazen AlDarrab, Wikipedia Commons.


Saudi Arabia: King Salman Calls On Muslims To Shun Intolerance, Extremism

Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has called on Muslims to shun intolerance and extremism, work to unify their ranks and seek international cooperation. King Salman made these comments during a reception at his palace in Riyadh for the scholars and experts who participated in the international counterterrorism conference organized by […]

Man claiming to be ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in this screenshot from video.
Al-Baghdadi speaking during Friday prayers at Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on July 4, 2014.


Do-It-Yourself Islam? Views On Religious Credibility Of Islamic State – Analysis

The so-called Islamic State’s radical interpretation of Islam enjoys little support among leading Sunni and Salafist preachers, observe Erwin van Veen and Iba Abdo. At the same time, you shouldn’t expect these religious leaders to help stem the tide of disaffected Muslims making their way to IS strongholds in Iraq and Syria. By Erwin van […]