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Topic - Salafi
A Salafi ( to be revivers of the Sunnah and of the Salafi creed and methodology in their respective generations. - Source: Wikipedia
The United States has had limited success cutting off funding to the al Qaeda-linked fighters and foreign jihadists flowing into Syria — in part because of a lack of cooperation on the part of Middle Eastern allies, Intelligence and national security community sources say.
As recently as 2012, it appeared that Islamists could overcome their many internal dissimilarities - sectarian (Sunni, Shiite), political (monarchical, republican), tactical (political, violent) or attitudes toward modernity (Salafi, Muslim Brotherhood) - and cooperate.
Central Intelligence Agency officials have ramped up covert missions in Iraq to root out al Qaeda operatives who are providing assistance to militant fighters in Syria.
A Jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with armed militants trying to cross the border into Syria on Monday, and sectarian clashes overnight in Lebanon left two dead as Syria's civil war spilled into neighboring countries.
A Jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with armed militants trying to cross the border into Syria on Monday, as Syria's civil war spilled into neighboring countries.
A fringe group so extreme that it worries even Egypt's Muslim fundamentalists is secretly reviving itself with greater firepower and followers in the country's volatile Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt's ultraconservative Islamist party said Friday it plans to push for a stricter religious code in Egypt after claiming surprisingly strong gains in this week's initial round of voting for parliament, the first elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster.
Agrowing number of analysts think al Qaeda's core organization, based primarily in Pakistan, is on the verge of strategic defeat, while homegrown terrorists are unable to mount significant attacks here at home. Those analysts also point out that al Qaeda affiliates have failed to launch successful attacks inside the United States.
Islamic hard-liners, some of them heavily suppressed under three decades of Hosni Mubarak's regime, are enthusiastically diving into Egypt's new freedoms, forming political parties to enter upcoming elections and raising alarm that they will try to lead the country into fundamentalist rule.
Members of an ultraconservative Muslim sect clashed with villagers south of Cairo over demands that a liquor store and coffee shops be closed, officials said Tuesday, a sign of the increasing assertiveness of the fundamentalist Salafi movement.
When it comes to books about current events, timing can be everything. This book's timing is perfect, as it turns out. Its publication date was late last year, but for years, the author has been studying the buildup of forces that led to the Tunisian and Egyptian events of recent weeks as well as the demonstrations sweeping the Middle East. To say that he was prescient is an understatement.