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Taliban Defends Peace Accord with Pakistani Government

Taliban Defends Peace Accord with Pakistani Government
June 9, 2008
The NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated a new communiqué from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban movement) defending the recent peace accord negotiated between the Pakistani government and local Taliban forces.
According to the statement, “We consider the peace ...

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Islamist Political Activism In Jordan: Moderation, Militancy, and Democracy

June 8, 2008
Curtis C. Ryan*

While democracy has proven to be a fragile and elusive form of politics in the modern Arab world, Islamist movements have flourished--ranging from grass-roots pro-democracy activism to militant jihadism and terrorism. Whether Arab politics witnesses more political ...

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Dakar Talks

Dakar Talks

June 8, 2008
by Dani Reshef

Although there is a substantial deference between Fatah and Hamas about the basic strategy toward Israel, there is no difference as to the interpretation of the "right of return". Both parties declared several times in public that the "right of return" means that ...

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The Infallible Jihad Fighter

June 4, 2008
Memri
By E. Alshech
The Emergence of the 'Infallible Jihad Fighter' – The Salafi Jihadists' Quest for Religious Legitimacy
Abstract
In recent years, the Salafi movement has seen the emergence of a new conception of, and basis for, religious authority. In the past, religious authority ...

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Iraqi Insurgents Quarrel Over Recognizing International Law

Iraqi Insurgents Quarrel Over Recognizing International Law

June 4, 2008
 NEFA

The NEFA Foundationhas obtained and translated two new statements from an emerging Sunni insurgent faction calling itself “the Iraqi Martyrs Brigades.” In its initial statement of purpose, the IMB indicated that its fighters were being guided both by Muslim Shariah law and ...

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Pakistan's Army and the New State

Pakistan's Army and the New State

June 4, 2008
Stratfor Geopolitical Diary
Pakistan continues to simmer. One of the two four-star generals in Pakistan’s army, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen. Tariq Majeed, said Monday that cross-border missile strikes into Pakistan’s tribal belt are killing civilians and ...

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Revival for Lebanon or the Beginning of the Shia Crescent?

June 4, 2008
INSS Insight No. 58,
Kulick, Amir

The recent events in Lebanon are like a play in three acts. In the first act, the pro-Western government chooses to take steps challenging Hizbollah's independent security activity (placing cameras at the airport and planting an internal ...

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Oil and the Saudi Peace Offensive

Oil and the Saudi Peace Offensive

June 3, 2008
By George Friedman
Stratfor

The Saudis are hosting an interfaith conference June 4. Four hundred Islamic scholars from around the world will be there, with one day devoted to interfaith issues. Saudi King Abdullah will open the conference, over which Saudi Shura Council head Saleh ...

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Honor Killing - Women of the Middle East Raise Their Own Executioners


June 2, 2008
 Memri Dispatch 1945
 Saudi Human and Women's Rights Activist Wajeha Al-Huwaidar Speaks Out Against Honor Killings

On April 7, 2007, a teenage Yazidi Kurdish girl named Du'a Al-Aswad was stoned to death by a lynch-mob in Iraq, because she had violated her family's honor. A video ...

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