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Topic: International Terrorism

Jihadism spreading in West Africa, professor warns

MONTREAL — The tentacles of jihadist Islamist extremism are spreading across the African sub-Saharan continent and pose as great a risk there as anywhere else in the world, an African scholar said. Speaking to a Canadian Institute for Jewish Research gathering recently, Shalem Coulibaly, a philosophy professor at the Université de Ouagadougou in the West African […]

Hamas shaves heads of long-haired Gaza youths

Islamic rulers crack down on behavior deemed inappropriate; rights groups outraged GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday. […]

Can’t Say Terrorism, Can’t Say War on Terror, Islamist Now a No-No

First they came for terrorism, then it was the war on terror, and now it is Islamism. The AP Stylebook definition for Islamist was changed due to Muslim pressure It seems to have started during the spring of 2009, when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano first appeared in her new role at a congressional hearing. […]

Islamist Insurgents Burn Historic Manuscripts in Timbuktu

Timbuktu Mayor: Mali Rebels Torched Library of Historic Manuscripts Fleeing Islamist insurgents burnt two buildings containing priceless books as French-led troops approached, says mayor Islamist insurgents retreating from Timbuktu set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts, according to the Saharan town’s mayor, in an incident he described as a “devastating blow” […]

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