Entries Tagged as 'Salafi Jihadis'
October 11th, 2013 · Comments
September 29th, 2013 · Comments
Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi (@ajaltamimi) and Phillip Smyth (@phillipsmyth) discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria and profile the shabiha, pro Assad militias.
Check out the two updates from Syria Comment which formed the basis of this conversation: "Islamist Groups Declare Opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy" and "A Case Study of "The Syrian Resistance," a Pro-Assad Militia Force"
Tags: Syria · Jabhat al Nursa · Salafism · Shia Groups in Syria · Salafis · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · ISIS · Shia Militias in Syria · sectarianism · shabiha · Sunni groups in Syria
September 24th, 2013 · Comments
Zack Gold (@zlgold) and Chelsea Daymon (@cldaymon) speak to the Loopcast about the insurgency in the Sinai.
Zack's latest: "Why Israel will miss Morsi: As Egypt's military cracks down, Sinai descends into chaos"
Also make sure to read Chelsea's essay "The Egyptian Sinai: A New Front for Jihadist Activity"
August 26th, 2013 · Comments
Tags: social media · jihad · Jabhat al Nursa · Mali · Tunisia · Arab Spring · Politics post Arab Spring · al nursa · AQIM · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · ISIS · Al Qaeda and the Arab Spring
August 16th, 2013 · Comments
Thomas Hegghammer (@hegghammer), Aaron Zelin (@azelin), and I (@rejectionking) discuss the Sunni side of the Syrian Jihad. We discuss Qardawi's call to jihad and the theological underpinnings of that statement, foreign fighters in terms of numbers and motivations, the relationship of the Syrian jihad to the Sunni religious establishment in Saudi Arabia, and briefly comparing the jihad in Syria to previous contemporary jihads.
Thomas and Aaron have a good article in Foreign Affairs: "How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade"
July 31st, 2013 · Comments
Christopher Anzalone (@ibnsiqilli) talks to me (@rejectionking) about his latest paper in the CTC: "Zaynab's Guardians: The Emergence of Shi'a Militias in Syria." In our discussion we talk about the media used by Shia militias to create mobilization frames including how religious imagery is meshed with political images, then we discuss how Sunni jihadists factor into these mobilization frames and end with a discussion on if the Syrian war can be thought of as a transnational "Shia Jihad."
July 18th, 2013 · Comments
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (@daveedGR), Will McCants (@will_mccants) and I (@rejectionking) discuss how Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Ennahda Movement in Tunisia have fared during the Arab Spring.