November 21, 2014
by Christopher Dellana
The Middle Eastern-based Islamic State (IS) goes by many names, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), but these are only recent denominations for an organization whose origins predate al-Qaeda's presence in Iraq. The forerunner of ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses Grand Ayatollah Sisani's call for jihad against ISIS in Iraq ... As has been widely discussed, Grand Ayatollah Sistani recently issued a call for jihad against the terrorist organization currently ...[read more]
June 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced eight people to death and six others to life in prison for their roles in a bombing that took place at a New Year's celebration concert 13 years ago. Leader of banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI), Mufti Abdul Hannan, and a younger brother of ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday convicted Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri of supporting terrorism. Al-Masri was found guilty of 11 criminal charges, which included planning to establish a jihad training camp in Oregon, conspiring to ...[read more]
January 6, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday sentenced American-born Colleen LaRose, also known by her self-appointed pseudonym "Jihad Jane," to 10 years in prison for following al Qaeda orders in a failed attempt to assassinate a Swedish artist for his ...[read more]
November 13, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas sentenced a former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia to life in prison on Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a jihad. One of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsar's possible targets was believed to be former US president George ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Three armed Islamist groups in northern Mali are abusing the local population and employing child soldiers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. According to interviews that HRW conducted over the past several weeks, three rebel groups, Ansar Dine, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West ...[read more]
September 24, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
An Egyptian criminal court on Monday upheld death sentences for 14 Islamists convicted of murdering several people in Sinai Peninsula attacks last year. In particular, the Ismailia court ordered the convicts, all members of the monotheist and militant group Tawheed wal Jihad, to be hanged for ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned human rights violations in Mali on Monday and called for international action to address the problems. Pillay stated that two militant Islamic groups, Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and Ansar Dine, are recruiting ...[read more]
August 31, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) were in Mali on Friday investigating whether two Islamic groups, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad and Ansar Dine, have committed war crimes in Mali. According to Malian officials the Islamic groups have been committing human rights violations ...[read more]

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