Salafi

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Mar 23rd, 2013
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By Tesfa Mekuria Alemu Tafesse recently published a highly profound article – The Ethiopian Muslim Civil Rights Movement: Implications for Democracy in Ethiopia. In it, he argued that the 14-month old Muslim civil rights movement has had remarkable implications for the democratic transformation...
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Tesfa Mekuria Alemu Tafesse recently published a highly profound article by the title “The Ethiopian Muslim Civil Rights Movement: Implications for Democracy in Ethiopia”. In it, he argued that the 14-month old Muslim civil rights movement has had remarkable implications for the democrati...
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Feb 18th, 2013
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By: SHUAIB NOUH & OPOKU BONNA Some time ago, we sounded a word of warning about the “Salafists” and “Jihadists” when we discussed the Boko Haram problem in Nigeria. Now, Boko Haram Jihadist are using Gaddafi’s leftover weapons, some of which are more sophisticated than they themselves can manage ...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Mariz Tadros The eruption of protests, violence and civil disobedience in Egypt this month is a replay of the scene in 2011 before the status quo was ruptured, but the current regime’s attacks on women and religious minorities in order to quell opposition is more pervasive than anything seen before, ...
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Nov 20th, 2012
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By Hassan M. Abukar In July of this year, a group of 22 Somali Salafi scholars met in Nairobi, Kenya, and issued a fatwa (a religious edict) that condemned a young Somali cleric based in Kenya named Shaikh Hassaan Hussein Adam. He is widely known as a spiritual supporter of Al-Shabab. The signatories...
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Sep 12th, 2012
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The flareup of violence in which Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Libya shows how the Arab Spring has unleashed forces that are vehemently opposed to America and its ideals. Washington The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats in an attack on the US consulate...
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Aug 31st, 2012
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Considering that the abduction, enslavement, rape, and trafficking of Coptic Christian girls, especially minors, in Egypt is at an all time high—according to U.S. lawyers, 550 such cases have been documented in the last five years—Egypt’s Constituent Assembly to the Constitution met yesterday to cons...
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Jul 29th, 2012
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By William Davison, CSM With arms raised and wrists crossed, silent Muslim worshippers surrounding the largest mosque in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, again today [Friday July 27] peacefully protested what they call a violent government response to legitimate demands. The act of civil disobe...
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Jun 18th, 2012
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One People, One Country! For the past two decades, Ethiopia has been the scene of crimes against humanity and crimes against nature. Now Ethiopian religious leaders say Ethiopia is the scene of crimes against divinity. Christian and Muslim leaders and followers today are standing together and locking...
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Jun 13th, 2012
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Tanis – The leader of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that recent unrest was the result of a call to rise up by al-Qaeda supremo Ayman al-Zawahiri. “Ayman al-Zawahiri has no influence in Tunisia. This man is a disaster for Islam and for Muslims,...