Hayat Tahir al-Sham and al-Qaeda: Affiliates or Foes?

Much debate about the Syrian insurgent group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the West revolves around the nature of its relations with al-Qaeda (AQ). Conventionally, HTS is classed as an AQ affiliate, based on the fact that HTS' core constituents evolved


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Islamic Necrophilia: Or, “Every Hole Is a Goal”

Originally published under the title "Yes, Some Islamic Scripture, Commentaries, and 'Fatwas' Permit Necrophilia." A Muslim man who sexually violated a number of corpses was recently sentenced on February 1 in the UK. According to the report: A warped


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Al Shabaab Jumps on the Anti-Israel, Anti-Trump Bandwagon

The Somalian terrorist organization al Shabaab recently explained that its attack at the DusitD2 hotel in Kenya on Jan. 15 was retaliation for U.S. policy in Israel. The group's statement claimed, "The Mujahideen carried out this operation ... [as] a


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Islamic Relief and Qatar Implicated in Tunisian Terror Finance Investigation

A leaked report allegedly produced by the Tunisian Commission for Financial Analysis (CTAF) reveals an investigation into a prominent leader of Islamic Relief – the international Islamist charitable network founded in the U.K. and named by the United


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Extremist Imam Keynotes ‘Civil Rights’ Fundraiser

Of all 50 states, Ohio has been one of the national hotspots for Islamist terrorism since 9/11. In 2016, Ohio State University was the site of an ISIS-inspired terror attack, and in January, investigators arrested a Muslim convertwho was planning a


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In Criticizing Israel, MESA Ignores Terror Threats on Palestinians Campuses

Despite all the corrupt, tyrannical theocracies and dictatorships in the Middle East, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) — the academic umbrella organization for the field — aims its harshest criticism at the only democracy in the region: Israel


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