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The transitional government is planning to criminalise "takfir", the act of declaring someone an apostate, according to a member of a key political umbrella group.

The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Tam Hussein

The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Book Club: Thomas Hegghammer details the life of Palestinian scholar Abdallah Azzam, who is seen as the founding father of global jihad.

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Robert Cusack and Gehad Quisay

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Comment: Saudi Arabia has long projected the image of religious righteousness, fighting their enemies with God on their side, but what happens ...

The growing rift between Sisi's parliament and al-Azhar

Gehad Quisay

The growing rift between Sisi's parliament and al-Azhar

In the latest of regime attacks on al-Azhar, MP Mohamed Abu Hamed proposes a law to limit the powers of the Grand Imam by delegating essential ...

David Powell

Muslim Brotherhood praise for terrorists undermines claims of non-violence

Comment: Despite its protestations to the contrary, the Brotherhood's eulogising of Sheikh Omar Abd al-Rahman shows it has not yet abandoned ties to violent groups, writes David Powell.

Ilhem Rachidi

Meeting Abu Hafs: Morocco's radical cleric-turned-rights campaigner

Q&A: 'Terror sheikh' Abu Hafs tells The New Arab he is walking a new path of tolerance after jail release.

Nada Ramadan

Kuwaiti author charged over 'insulting' Prophet tweets

A Kuwaiti author and teacher has been criticised and called for questioning by the public prosecution for posting tweets deemed offensive to ...

Mohamad Ali Musawi

The price of security in Saudi Arabia

Recent attacks on Shia worshippers in Saudi Arabia raises questions about kingdom's counter-terrorism strategy, hailed as innovative and ...

The 'caliphate's' ministry of information: Part 1

Nabil Shofan

The 'caliphate's' ministry of information: Part 1

Feature: The Islamic State group has been using different forms of media as psychological warfare to spread terror among both Muslims and ...

Ali al-Izzawi

Mosul: Where telling the truth means death

Journalists in Iraqi territory controlled by the Islamic State group say they face arrest, intimidation and execution for reporting the facts.

After IS?

Khalil al-Anani

After IS?

The Islamic State group is merely the latest generation of the jihadi movement, and the world should prepare for the next.

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