Shiite leaders forbid insults against Sunnis

The sectarian strife that the region is witnessing today is the result of decades of work by religious regimes in the region, specifically in Saudi Arabia and Iran, where religion has been used to serve political agendas. The situation has gotten out of hand, and these regimes are themselves threatened. Therefore, Shiite and Sunni governments are resorting less to religious discourse, and are taking more precautions.

عواقب حملات پاریس بر آزادی بیان و وضع مسلمانان

مسلمانان نسبت به تأثیرات منفی نسخه بنیادگرایانه از اسلام بر وضعیت عمومی‌شان بیش از پیش خودآگاهی یافته اند و تلاش بیشتری از خود در مقابله با آن نشان می‌دهند. این ظرفیت در صورت برخورداری از عکس‌العمل مثبت و همدلانه غرب با آنان، قابلیت تبدیل شدن به یک فرصت مهم تاریخی را دارد. تحقق این امر به رفتار خردورزانه و خوددارانه هر دو طرف ماجرا منوط است که نشانه‌هایی عمومی از آن در افق دیده می‌شود.

Who are the Kharijites and what do they have to do with IS?

The truth is, IS is nothing but the complete realization of Salafist jihad, which was born and raised under the auspices of Saudi Arabia decades ago, notably during Afghanistan’s wars against the Soviet Union from 1979 to 1989. IS also embodies the Islamic world’s two major extremist movements: the Salafist Saudi movement and the International Brotherhood movement. Salafist Wahhabi extremism merged with the Brotherhood’s political Islam and created the phenomenon of al-Qaeda, IS and other similar groups.