Religious and Theological Underpinning of Global Islamist Terror

By Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam Dated: February 03, 2016 Full Text of Speech at International Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 in Jaipur: The ease and swiftness with which the so-called Islamic State and the self-declared khilafat of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has attracted over 30,000 Muslims from 100 countries around the globe in just one year has surprised many.  But this should not have come as a surprise to us in India. Muslim love for the idea of global Khilafat is well-known. From Indian subcontinent alone, less than a…

ISIS eyeing India in comeback plan

Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Dated: May 06,2019 Barely a month after losing all its territory in Syria to US-led forces, ISIS seems to be fast regaining its international notoriety as a major threat to global peace and security. After carrying out the horrific Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019 — which claimed 253 lives and left over 500 people injured — ISIS supremo Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi made a video appearance last week to assert that the “fight is not over”.…