Islamist militants from Russia’s Caucases region released a video taking credit for a previous attack (unconfirmed) and promising to give a “present” if Russia goes ahead with the Winter Games next month.
The Pakistani Taliban have chosen a new permanent leader, Mullah Fazlullah, whose appointment suggests that the militant group isn’t interested in forging diplomatic ties with the Pakistani government anytime soon.
In the search for a sense of dignity, basic services and honesty, Arabs from all walks of life are turning to fundamentalist groups that have succeeded where their own governments have failed. ?I have more faith in Islam than in my state; I have more faith in Allah than in Hosni Mubarak,? said one educated middle-class Egyptian woman.