Islamist Group

  • Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi Winter Olympics February 12, 2014

    A terrorist Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting "Russian infidels". The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state in...
  • Egyptian Islamist groups deny role in bomb attack September 6, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's main Islamist groups have denied responsibility for the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim as several liberal groups accused the Muslim Brotherhood of involvement. Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt Thursday when a car bomb blew up next to his convoy, prompting him to warn that "a wave of...
  • Gunbattle fought in Cairo mosque as Egypt mulls Brotherhood ban August 18, 2013

    Security forces cleared a Cairo mosque after a gunbattle with followers of the Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday, while Egypt's armybacked government, facing deepening chaos, considered banning the Islamist group. Three Reuters witnesses saw gunmen shoot from a window of the alFath mosque, where supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi had taken...
  • ProMorsi protester shot dead as Egypt standoff intensifies August 14, 2013

    One Muslim Brotherhood member was shot dead and at least 11 people wounded in Egypt on Tuesday, security sources said, with the Islamist group accusing plain clothes police of firing on their march. The killing could harden the standoff between the Brotherhood, which is demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist President...
  • Egypt clashes: 200 killed in police firing, claims Muslim Brotherhood July 28, 2013

    Defying threats to evict them, thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi on Sunday staged a sitin at a mosque here, a day after bloodiest violence that Muslim Brotherhood claimed killed nearly 200 members of their Islamist group. Vowing to stand their ground despite violent crackdown on their supporters...
  • Nigerian Islamist group kills seven foreign hostages March 11, 2013

    Rome: Seven foreign hostages kidnapped last month by a Nigerian Islamist group from a construction company compound have been killed, the Italian and Greek foreign ministries said on Sunday. The al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansaru announced on Saturday that it had killed the hostages seized on February 7 in the northern...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Organisers dismiss threats January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Jaipur literature festival, which is set of kick off this week, has been marred by controversy with a group of Islamic clerics protesting the presence of authors who read from Salman Rushdie's banned book 'The Satanic Verses' in the 2012 edition of the festival. The clerics have said they...
  • Won't get bullied by fringe elements: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst reports of threat to the Jaipur Literature Festival by Islamist groups and reportedly by members of the BJP and the RSS, the organiser of the event, Sanjoy Roy has said that the event will be held as per the schedule. "Well I have just heard of these threats from...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday. The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off today January 20, 2012

    Jaipur: While mystery still surrounds the visit of Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, the Jaipur Literature Festival will kick off on Friday with an array of international and Indian writers and global celebrities including TV mogul Oprah Winfrey. Rushdie's travel plans are up in the air courtesy protests planned by different...
  • Rushdie may visit Jaipur after all: reports January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: According to different reports, author Salman Rushdie may not actually be asked to stay away from India during the Jaipur Literature Festival. Although the Rajasthan government has raised concerns over security in the wake of the Darul Uloom Deobands demand that Rushdie be banned from India as he...
  • Salman Rushdie asked to skip Jaipur Lit fest? January 20, 2012

    Jaipur: Controversial author Salman Rushdie may have to give the Jaipur Literature Festival a miss. Reports suggest the organisers of the annual fest have asked him to back off following protests from Islamist groups. In a bid to avert trouble, the Rajasthan government reportedly persuaded the organisers of the Jaipur Literature...
  • Rushdie visit row: Gehlot cites security concerns January 20, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed security concerns over Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie's visit to the Jaipur Literature festival from January 20 to 24. Gehlot met Home Minister P Chidambaram over the issue and acknowledges that there are security implications, saying they hope to come to an...