Tagged with Salafi-Jihadi

The Genesis of Salafi-Jihadism

The Genesis of Salafi-Jihadism

Did you know that not all Salafis are jihadis? Often in popular understanding they of the long beard are the chief perpetrators of religious violence and terrorism. Many are, but it does not have to be so. Another popular version of Salafism adopts political quietism, believing Islam commands them to obey the ruler — almost … Continue reading

Salafi-Jihadis, Sinai, and the Anticipation of Terrorism

Salafi-Jihadis, Sinai, and the Anticipation of Terrorism

This post recalls two articles published last year at Arab West Report but not referenced on the blog, on the Salafi–Jihadis. The testimony is poignant based on current developments: “We are distinguished from other Islamic trends by not accepting partial solutions,” he said. “The Brotherhood has understandings with the Americans, and they are not working … Continue reading

A Security Source Speaks on the Sinai

A Security Source Speaks on the Sinai

From my recent article at Arab West Report, describing an interview with a former security officer in the Sinai, who wished to remain anonymous. In light of the current accusations leveled against the Muslim Brotherhood, his comments, issued in May 2013, are very pertinent: These known political figures, including leading Salafi-Jihadis such as ‘Adil Shahātah … Continue reading

Who are the Salafi-Jihadis?

Who are the Salafi-Jihadis?

From my recent article in EgyptSource, following up on the last post of pictures: Zawahiri is the leader of what has been dubbed the Salafi-Jihadis. Long associated with Islamic Jihad and the Islamic Group, following his release from prison in March 2012 he has positioned himself to the right of the now politically engaged Islamists … Continue reading