Salafi

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Sofiane Chourabi
In a scene rarely witnessed in Tunisia, hundreds of elite troops from the interior ministry were deployed in the heart of the capital Tunis,...
Monday, January 14, 2013
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Radwan Mortada
At the Amioun Prison in North Lebanon, one prisoner has become notorious: Adel Gh. From behind bars, Adel has attempted to establish a mini Islamic...
Monday, January 14, 2013
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Nasser Charara
As the Syrian uprising approaches its second year, the Salafi contingent among the opposition is gaining prominence. Al-Akhbar recounts how a group...
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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Radwan Mortada
Who is Khaled Mahmoud? The once imprisoned leader from Fatah al-Islam is now the “emir” of an armed group in Syria. Al-Akhbar looks into the murky...
Friday, January 4, 2013
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Abdel Kafi al-Samad
Four days after 21 Lebanese Islamists were killed as they crossed into Syria to fight alongside the opposition, clashes between Sunnis and Alawis in...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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Abdel Kafi al-Samad
The story behind the group of young Lebanese men ambushed by the Syrian army in a western Syrian town near Tal Kalakh is still unfolding. They were...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Radwan Mortada
Part Two of Al-Akhbar’s portrait of Salafis looks at Tripoli’s Sheikh Hussam al-Sabbagh, a mysterious figure unaffiliated with any mosque or...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Radwan Mortada
Salafis are often painted with a broad brush. But many who identify as Salafi complain that the popular media stereotype is inaccurate and informed...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Amal Khalil
Lebanese Salafi cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir has become a lightning rod for controversy over the past year, but his failure to live up to his own...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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