Tag: Ayman Al-Zawahiri

Iraq: The Struggle for Truth in Fallujah

Iraq: The Struggle for Truth in Fallujah

Maliki's war cry over fighting al-Qaeda is a clear subversion of the truth. As violence in Fallujah escalates to near-unprecedented levels, the entire narrative of the fighting seems to evade a number of key points. Namely, this fighting was not precipitated by the capture of Sunni strongholds by...

Returning From Syria: Terrorism in the West

Returning From Syria: Terrorism in the West

Western security services need to be on guard to handle a new terrorist threat from Syria. With numerous foreign fighters converging in Syria over the last couple of years, the following question needs to be asked: What happens to the face of terrorism once the foreign fighters return...

The Muslim Brotherhood: Islam and Democracy in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood: Islam and Democracy in Egypt

Despite mounting pressure, the Muslim Brotherhood is unlikely to take up arms. Whether or not the Arab Spring heralded a democratic transition in the Arab world, it was significant in the sense that even political parties with a predominantly Islamic ideology took to the streets demanding justice...

Al-Qaeda’s Governance Strategy in Raqqa

Al-Qaeda’s Governance Strategy in Raqqa

An insight into Raqqa, a Syrian city under the control of an al-Qaeda affiliate. "Every 15 minutes someone poured water on me, electrocuted me, kicked me, and then walked out," says one activist in...

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