Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Feb 27, 2015

Atheist U.S. blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Unidentified assailants with machetes hacked to death a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin and left his wife injured in Dhaka on Thursday, police said. The atheist writer’s family is claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. Avijit Roy was the founder of ...

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

Feb 20, 2015

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

President Barack Obama called on the world Thursday to confront efforts to use Islam to justify violence, saying Muslim communities in particular have a responsibility to push back on “twisted interpretations of Islam.” With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in ...

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

Feb 17, 2015

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been targeted in one of the Copenhagen shootings over the weekend has been sent into hiding, police said Monday. Lars Vilks — who has faced several death threats since his cartoon portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a dog ...

Foreign recruits are Islamic State's cannon fodder

Feb 13, 2015

Foreign recruits are Islamic State's cannon fodder

by Eli Lake

Aspiring jihadists looking to join the Islamic State army are often lured to the front lines with promises of changing the course of history, but at least for less-skilled foreign recruits, especially those from Central Asia, the experience of fighting for the new caliphate ...

Feb 10, 2015

Book featuring Muhammad cartoons goes on sale in Japan

Tokyo-based publisher Daisan Shokan released a book Tuesday containing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad previously published in the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. About 500 bookstores nationwide have expressed interest in selling the book, titled “Islam Heito Ka, Fushi Ka” (“Anti-Islam Hate, or ...