Tagged with Shia Islam

#Islam: Why Sunnis Fear Shiites

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby The recent Arab revolts in the Middle East and the concomitant “Islamic Awakening” have not merely shaken up the order of an already violent and unstable region. They have reanimated the bloodiest and longest-running dispute in Muslim politics: which branch of Islam, Sunni or Shia, is to rule the Muslim polity. This … Continue reading

#Lebanon: Hezbollah preparing for internal confrontation

Hezbollah has given orders for the “general mobilization” of its fighters in Lebanon and the reactivation of the Resistance Brigades, a paramilitary group loyal to the Shiite party, NOW quoted Kuwaiti daily As-Seyassah as reporting onThursday. “Hezbollah’s decision to announce the general mobilization is an indication that it is preparing a certain plan that it … Continue reading

Syria: Islamists behead wrong man

Militants ask for ‘understanding and forgiveness’ after publicly decapitating fellow fighter and putting his head on display By Yifa Yaakov Islamist Syrian rebels belonging to a group linked to al-Qaeda sought “understanding and forgiveness” after decapitating a man who later turned out to be a member of another rebel group. The rebels had originally accused the … Continue reading

Syria: Hezbollah gambles all

By Samia Nakhoul In the photograph the two robed men stand shoulder-to-shoulder, one tall and erect, the other more heavyset. Both smile for the camera. The picture from Tehran is a rare record of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meeting Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi’ite paramilitary group. Taken in … Continue reading

Islamic Sunni-Shiite Holy War Breaks Out in… London

By Daniel Greenfield There’s a bit of a problem with the Caliphate. Before the Faithful finish driving out the infidels and declaring the Islamic Republic of Londonistan, they’ll have to finish fighting each other. The collapse of American power under Obama has increased attacks on America, but it also really increased Muslim attacks on each … Continue reading

Iran/Hizballah’s Global Shi’ite Terror Network

Terrorist attack aftermath in Burgas, Bulgaria. Photo: Dano Monkotovic/FLASH90 A deadly bus explosion in Bulgaria targeting Israeli tourists, a bomb plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, and a ship carrying large quantities of arms to terrorists – what do these have in common? They are all examples of hostile action by a global … Continue reading

The Shiite split

Lebanon is still trying to come to terms with the latest turn of events on its northern border. More and more reports claim that Hezbollah fighters are involved in Syria, and the party’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a Tuesday speech that the party will not allow Syria to fall into the hands of western … Continue reading

Pew: Relations Among Muslims

Pew:The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society Part 6 Relations Among Muslims Muslims see themselves as more devout than other Muslims in their country. Despite this fact, few see tensions between Muslims who are more religious and those who are less religious as a very big problem. Similarly, few Muslims say tensions between Sunnis and … Continue reading

Hezbollah inciting strife in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Minister of State for Information Affairs Samira Rajab accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of encouraging terrorism and inciting strife in her country. “Hezbollah is fanning the flame of conflict in Bahrain and training terrorists,” Rajab was quoted as saying by Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai on Tuesday during a press conference at an Arab media … Continue reading

Australia: Hezbollah ‘has sleeper cells here’

Cleric Sheikh Bilal Radwan says as many as 50 Australians have gone to Syria to join the rebels. Picture: Sylvie le Clezio. Source: Supplied HEZBOLLAH is operating three different sleeper cells in Australia, a leading religious leader in Lebanon has warned. Sheik Bilal Radwan, an influential Sunni cleric in Tripol, also told The Weekend Australian he … Continue reading

What is al-Qaida doing in Iran?

Shia Iran seems like an unlikely host for Sunni terrorists, but such collusion does occur when they deem circumstances demand it, writes Alex Wilner. By Alex Wilner,  With the toppling of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001, some al-Qaida operatives found refuge in Iran, writes Alex Wilner.Photograph by: Ebrahim Noroozi , AP Canadians … Continue reading