‘Fight Them Until There Is No Fitnah’: The Islamic State’s War With al-Qaeda

  Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 4   February 20, 2015 11:13 AM Age: 2 days   By: Wladimir van Wilgenburg   Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda.   Recent events have raised fresh questions over the relationship between the Islamic State militant group and…

JTIC Brief: The pen versus the sword – Islamist militants attack French magazine office

Terrorism & Insurgency IHS Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor 08 January 2015     Suspected Islamist gunmen fire their weapons outside the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January 2015 moments after killing 11 people inside the office. Source: PA   Key Points   Two gunmen attacked the offices of…

The Myth of the Caliphate

The Political History of an Idea By Nick Danforth  November 19, 2014 Abdulhamid II, who would become one of the last Ottoman sultans and caliphs, as a prince in 1867. (W.&D. DOWNEY / Jebulon) The Myth of the Caliphate15 min 16 secs +ADD TO PLAYLISTBUY AUDIO VERSION In 1924, Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk officially abolished…