Islamist Groups

  • Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi Winter Olympics 12-02-2014 11:31 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian Islamist groups deny role in bomb attack 06-09-2013 01:25 PM

    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...
  • Gunbattle fought in Cairo mosque as Egypt mulls Brotherhood ban 18-08-2013 06:10 AM

    Security forces cleared a Cairo mosque after a gunbattle with followers of the Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday, while Egypt's army-backed government, facing deepening chaos, considered banning the Islamist group. Three Reuters witnesses saw gunmen shoot from a window of the al-Fath mosque, where supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi had...
  • In times of turmoil - Little Egypt

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was 6 am when Samy Sharkawo, a 60 year old limousine driver from Astoria, Queens saw his television set beaming images from Cairo. Overnight,...

  • Pro-Morsi protester shot dead as Egypt standoff intensifies 14-08-2013 06:34 AM

    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...
  • Egypt clashes: 200 killed in police firing, claims Muslim Brotherhood 28-07-2013 03:10 PM

    Defying threats to evict them, thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi on Sunday staged a sit-in 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...