Posts Tagged ‘Salafist’

Arab spring threatened by Salafism

Friday, February 15th, 2013

A series of repressive dictatorships have been brought down in north Africa, but the ensuing struggles for power have left a vacuum that has allowed the rise of an extremist movement that is gathering both force and supporters. Late last year, largely unnoticed in the west,┬áTunisia‘s president, Moncef Marzouki, gave an interview to Chatham House’s┬áThe Read more

Islam does not belong in Germany says leading politician

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

A leading German conservative politician said on Thursday that Islam did not belong in Germany. “Islam is not part of our tradition and identity in Germany and so does not belong in Germany,” Volker Kauder, head of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in parliament, told the Passauer Neue Presse. “But Muslims do belong in Germany. As Read more