OpEd: The root causes of terrorism and solutions

Terrorism is using violence against civilians to achieve social, religious or political gains. It can also be termed as violence against legitimate authority, on the basis that such violence undermines the social contract built on the existing democratic system of governance, as in Egypt, after the coup against legitimately elected president by the army who… Continue reading…

Will ISIS woo al-Shabaab into the fold?

Boko Haram’s recent pledge of allegiance to ISIS, the first by a sub-Saharan Africa jihadi group, has raised questions about another African group — al-Shabaab. Will the Somali militant group follow suit and join ISIS, too?

ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ made his captives watch videos about al-Shabaab

The Islamic State militant, who gained worldwide infamy for beheading Western journalists and hostages in videos, has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a computer programmer from a well-to-do London family, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

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