ATbar Maliach, Assaf (Dr.)

Maliach, Assaf (Dr.)

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The Islamic Liberation Party Flexes its Muscle

In light of the escalation of fighting between Israel and the Palestinians throughout the month of February 2008, the Liberation Party (Hizb al-Tahrir al-Islami – HT) called to seek vengeance against the Jews (“the siblings of the apes and pigs”) and Israel (the “the Jewish entity”) by uprooting it.
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Saudi religious scholars come out against Al-Qaeda’s

The Islamic world is divided in its opinion over suicide attacks carried out by Islamic terrorist organizations, especially when the target is other Muslims.
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Islamic Radicalism under the Cover of Political Pragmatism


The year 2005 appeared to mark a radicalization of the Islamic Liberation Party (Hizb al-Tahrir al-Islami - HT). A review of HT's activities and its leaders' declarations showed that there was not an organizational radicalization, but rather a "deviation" by individual members or branches from al-Nabhani's stated platform of HT's leadership, which espouses the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate.

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The 17th Islamic Fiqh Academy Session: Apostasy, Terrorism, and a Chaos of Fatwas

The five-day 17th Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) Session held from June 24 to 28 2006. At the end of the session, in a joint declaration, the participants called upon the 'Ulama around the world not to issue Fatwas (religious decrees) that lack religious origins and are driven from "imaginary interests" and not to declare any religious school in Islam an apostate.
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Somalia - Africa's Afghanistan?

On June 5, 2006 the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), a loose coalition of eleven religious leaders led by Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmad, seized Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. After weeks of bloody fighting and 15 years of anarchy in this Horn of Africa nation, fears are being raised that Somalia could fall to al-Qa'ida.
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