Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: Activism in the United Kingdom

Oct 18, 2016

Scholars hoping to get an insider and yet critical appraisal of Islamic activism in Europe should take this book as their starting point. No religious minority in the world today has received so much global attention as the Muslims in Europe. From the burkini and burqa ban in France to the...

Salafism is a Threat to Peace in Southeast Asia

Oct 10, 2014

With the persecution of Shiite Muslims in Southeast Asia, Salafism represents a threat to peace in the region. It is a fact that many acts of physical as well as verbal violence are perpetrated in the name of Islam. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify that the problem lies not in the religion...

Saudi Arabia Embraces Salafism: Countering the Arab Uprising?

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia has openly embraced Salafism to shield itself and its fellow conservative Gulf monarchies from the wave of anti-government revolts sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. This counter-revolutionary strategy is a gamble with wider repercussions beyond the...