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Expansion of Anti-Shia Laws in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch | by Hannah Westphall :        After 9/11, the US adopted an ideology of “war on terror,” a systematic campaign using a variety of legislative and judicial methods designed to target extremist groups bent…

US Foreign Policy in Crisis

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in response to Mike Pompeo's claims about Iran:  Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

Rouhani: a secure and stable Afghanistan is a must for regional security

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA: President Rouhani described a secure and stable Afghanistan a must for regional security and development and stressed that Tehran always supports peace and stability in Afghanistan.    President Rouhani described a secure…

Rouhani-Putin emphasis on successful cooperation in Syrian conflict

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SHAFAQNA - Despite Israeli claims about rising tensions between Iran and Russia in Syria, the Presidents of these two nations talked about their successful cooperation in Syrian conflict. President Vladimir Putin noted specific results of the…

Scholar: Terrorism, one weapon in American foreign policy strategy

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent US academic blames the United States and Saudi Arabia for promotion of extremism and says terrorism is one weapons in the broad strategy of US foreign policy. "There is evidence that the U.S. is supporting Daesh…

St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism says Putin

SHAFAQNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary. Putin…

Iran Playing Major Role in Defeating Terrorism in Middle East: Mark Taliano

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SHAFAQNA-  A renowned author and political commentator from Canada praised Iran’s campaign against terrorism in the Middle East and said the Islamic Republic has been fighting the phenomenon while the West’s support for terror groups in…

Egypt shows again that Muslims have most to fear from extremist Islamists

SHAFAQNA - It is not the first time that Egypt has seen attacks on mosques or other places of worship. But no one should be left in any confusion – Friday’s massacre was unprecedented. The Egyptian media are reporting in excess of 300 people…

Syed Hassan, a teenager guarding a Majlis of Imam Hussain in Birmingham has been stabbed multiple times

  SHAFAQNA - Syed Hassan, a teenager guarding a Majlis of #ImamHussain in Birmingham (England) has been stabbed multiple times and is in intensive care. The likely suspects are Salafi thugs who were trying to force their way in. This…

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran expects cooperation in fight against terrorism

SHAFAQNA- Iran expects neighboring countries to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in the fight against terrorism and extremism, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. Zarif made the remarks in an interview with Lebanon-based…

SHAFAQNA Round Table - Dr Riaz Karim & Reverend Nadim Nassar

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SHAFAQNA - The root cause of terrorism and how to best denounce it as a global threat? A polarized debate about the underlying causes of violent extremism in the Islamic world has taken place among western policymakers, analysts, and academics…

Spain's Muslims unite against terrorism

SHAFAQNA- Around 50 associations backed Monday’s rally which converged in the Plaza de Catalunya close to where a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas. The message was loud and clear from Miriam Hatibi, a Muslim community…

The West and International Terrorism

SHAFAQNA- It is important to tell the truth. Terrorism in its various manifestations is generated and fomented by the aggressions of the West throughout the world. Aggressions against whole nations. Aggressions of the past, but above all…

Riyadh major foreign sponsor of extremism in UK: Think tank

SHAFAQNA- A British think tank says that Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh government into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European…

Majority of terrorists who have attacked America are not Muslim, new study finds

SHAFAQNA - Most of the designated terrorist groups in the US are right-wing extremists, not Muslim, according to a new report. A joint project by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, a nonprofit media centre, and news outlet…

Tehran Was Always America’s Final Destination, the Target of the ISIS Terror Attack; By Tony Cartalucci

SHAFAQNA- Several were left dead and many more injured after coordinated terror attacks on Iran’s capital of Tehran. Shootings and bombings targeted Iran’s parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini. According to Reuters, the so-called…

London Terror Attack: Wahhabism remains the main source of Terror

SHAFAQNA - Here we are again, stuck in the throes of yet another violent, bloody, and senseless terror attack at the heart of London - a painful reminder that our freedom, our rights to safety, and our lives are under threat. While we absolutely…

Saudi Arabia not Iran is fountainhead of terrorism says famous UK journalist

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia, not the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the “fountainhead” of terrorism in the Middle East, according to Robert Fisk, a celebrated English writer and journalist.​ Fisk made the remarks in an article, titled “Donald…

US’s own allies sponsoring terror, not Iran: Foreign Ministry

SHAFAQNA - Iran’s Foreign Ministry has called on the United States to pressure its regional allies into abandoning their support for terrorism and not to level “malicious” allegations against the Islamic Republic. Iranian Foreign…

Bashar Jafari: UK, France funding terrorism in Syria

SHAFAQNA - The Damascus delegation to the Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation slammed London and Paris for supporting terrorism and praised Moscow for its role in the peace process. France and the United Kingdom are among the countries…

If Islam is a Peaceful Religion Why Are So Many Terrorist Attacks Carried Out In the Name of Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Question: Islam is often called by Muslims a ‘religion of peace’ – but how can this be the case when so many terrible acts in the world today are being committed by Muslims? Answer: It is easy to fall into the trap of…

We won’t sell Saudis our land: Maldivian opposition

SHAFAQNA - Opposition parties and dissidents in Maldives have protested a planned visit by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz following reports that he plans to buy an entire atoll in the South Asian island country. “We will make…

UK terrorism convictions double in 5yrs, Birmingham a hotbed – report

SHAFAQNA - Terrorism convictions in the UK have doubled over the past five years, and the number of offenders known to the authorities prior to their involvement in terrorism is a major concern, a comprehensive new study says. The 1,000-page…

Congresswoman calls on US to bring supporting terrorists to end

SHAFAQNA - The US must stop support for terrorism either through Turkey and Persian Gulf Ara or direct funding of ISIS, A high-profile Democratic congresswoman said. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, who met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during…

Welcome Home ISIS! The Obama Administration’s Plan to Reintegrate Foreign Terrorist Fighters

SHAFAQNA - Allegations of US-support for pseudo-Islamist terrorists around the world often fall on deaf ears and are dismissed as the mad ramblings of conspiracy theorists. According to numerous scholars, including Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky,…

Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Takfiri terrorism great danger for entire world

SHAFAQNA - A senior Iranian cleric here on Tuesday termed Takfiri terrorism as a great danger for the entire world. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly…

Muslims are not the major source of terrorism - Survey

SHAFAQNA - Days before the first anniversary of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, an attack at Ohio State University this week once again led to Muslims being cast into an uncomfortable spotlight. Yet, while terrorist attacks carried…

Human Guardians Warns State Sponsors of Global Terrorism: End Support Now or Face Consumer Boycott

SHAFAQNA - The Human Guardians, a new international organization committed to stopping terrorism in all its forms, has sent an open letter to the leaders of Middle Eastern nations known to provide material support to regional terror groups.…