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Egypt, 2012: The Year In Fatwas

Egypt, 2012: The Year In Fatwas

In previous decades in Egypt, the fatwas, or legal decrees issued by learned Muslims and based on Sharia law, revolved around questions like proper prayer, when and where women should wear the hijab, and if smoking was forbidden or permissible. That was then.

The fatwas issued in the year 2012—the ...

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The Consequences of Intervening in Syria

The Consequences of Intervening in Syria

The French military's current campaign to dislodge jihadist militants from northern Mali and the recent high-profile attack against a natural gas facility in Algeria are both directly linked to the foreign intervention in Libya that overthrew the Gadhafi regime. There is also a ...

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The Unspectacular, Unsophisticated Algerian Hostage Crisis

The Unspectacular, Unsophisticated Algerian Hostage Crisis

The recent jihadist attack on the Tigantourine natural gas facility near In Amenas, Algeria, and the subsequent hostage situation there have prompted some knee-jerk discussions among media punditry. From these discussions came the belief that the incident was spectacular, sophisticated and above ...

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Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 18, 2013

Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 18, 2013

Yemen: Finnish and Austrian hostages moved to Ma’rib as kidnappers’ demands rise; increased security around French embassy in Sana’a; IED cleared in Taiz governorate; suspect in security official’s death arrested in Dhamar; 20 soldiers with links to AQAP to be tried in Yemen; Baoum convenes council ...

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Mexico's Drug War: Persisting Violence and a New President

Mexico's Drug War: Persisting Violence and a New President

Editor's Note: This week's Security Weekly summarizes our annual Mexico drug cartel report, in which we assess the most significant developments of 2012 and provide updated profiles of the country's powerful criminal cartels as well as a forecast for 2013. The report is a product of the ...

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Algeria in Jihadi Flames

Algeria in Jihadi Flames

Emboldened by America’s projection of weakness abroad, Islamists apparently linked to al-Qaeda reportedly continue to hold about 40 foreign hostages including seven Americans seized Wednesday at a natural gas field in Algeria.

At press time, conflicting media reports had been emerging from the ...

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Taliban Commanders Discuss Jihad Against America And The 'Crusader-Zionist Alliance'

Taliban Commanders Discuss Jihad Against America And The 'Crusader-Zionist Alliance'

In New Video, Taliban Commanders Discuss Jihad Against America And The 'Crusader-Zionist Alliance'; Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Described As International Organization

In a new video, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud and Waliur Rehman reject Pakistani media reports that there ...

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Cables Show State Department Disregarded Muslim Brotherhood Threat

Cables Show State Department Disregarded Muslim Brotherhood Threat

The Investigative Project on Terrorism

The Obama administration chose to listen to voices suggesting that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was moderate rather than those who warned it would resort to violence if it came to power, cables obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism show.

A look at ...

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Thirty Christians Killed in Nigeria in New Year's Eve Massacres

Thirty Christians Killed in Nigeria in New Year's Eve Massacres

Two Borno State attacks 'target' Christians, each kills 15

London, January 7 (World Watch Monitor) — Thirty people were killed in two separate attacks carried out by armed men ahead of the New Year, in North-eastern Nigeria.

15 people were killed in a single attack which occurred on Sunday 30th, ...

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