Posts Tagged ‘Islamism’

Mali attack: Special forces storm hotel to free hostages

(Media Release) Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage. The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is popular with foreign businesses and airline crews, shooting and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic. Mali’s Interior Minister Salif […]

Meet three people targeted for being ‘atheists’, and a Muslim leader condemning their beliefs

(Media Release) There’s been a series of violent murders of Bangladeshi internet bloggers, accused of being atheists by Islamist groups – with four killed so far this year. In the videos and stories below, you can meet the people living through this situation. 1. The blogger’s widow: “They think they can do whatever they want […]

The secret world of Isis brides: ‘You Dont have to pay for anything if you are the wife of a martyr’

(Media Release) Karen sat in a hotel room in Istanbul, grappling with a difficult decision. She had spent about $3,500 (£2,220) on the round trip to Turkey from her home in the US but, when she had bought the ticket, she had had no intention of flying home. The return bookings were for appearance’s sake. […]

Nigerian Army Noticeably Absent in Town Taken From Boko Haram

(Media Release) DAMASAK, Nigeria — Boko Haram’s black flag is everywhere in the town of Damasak, deep in Islamist-held territory in northern Nigeria: It is painted on former administrative buildings and schools, and on the side of abandoned gas stations. The other unmistakable sign of the Islamist militants’ recent presence is that practically none of […]

Health First Pharmacy Welcomes 2015 with 10 Branch Openings in the UAE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Press Release Submission Health First Pharmacy UAE                     Press Release Distribution The leading retail pharmacy in the Middle East region is officially inaugurating 10 branches for the month of January 2015, coupled with ongoing discount deals and partnerships for customers. 27 January 2015, Dubai UAE: Health […]

Islamist rebels in Syria reject National Coalition

Eleven Islamist rebel groups in Syria have announced they do not recognize the authority of the main opposition alliance, the National Coalition. A joint statement says: “All groups formed abroad without having returned to the country do not represent us.” They also call for the opposition to unite under an “Islamic framework”. Islamist rebel forces have […]

Algeria crisis: Hostage death toll ‘rises to 48’

At least 48 hostages are now thought to have died in a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant, as reports say that 25 bodies found at the complex on Sunday were all those of captives. It had initially been unclear whether the bodies found were those of hostage-takers or staff at the facility. A […]

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