The Ahmadis of Algeria: the government’s most convenient security threat?

Despite numbering in the few thousands, the followers of this branch of Islam have been branded a major security threat by the Algerian state. Now, they are facing both a crackdown and a propaganda war. By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson In … Continue reading The Ahmadis of Algeria: the government’s most convenient security threat?

The Broken Land of Orange and Green: Once Again Causing Headaches for Westminster

By Katerina Karakatsanis  On the 2nd of March, Northern Ireland will hold new elections. Although Northern Ireland went to the polls as recently as eight months ago, these early elections are the result of the breakdown of the power-sharing government. … Continue reading The Broken Land of Orange and Green: Once Again Causing Headaches for Westminster

Islamic State just accepted a pledge of allegiance from al-Mourabitoun. Why now?

By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson More than one and a half years ago, a faction of the Sahel-based terror group al-Mourabitoun pledged allegiance to IS. Why did IS only accept their pledge now? The faction in question is a cadre led … Continue reading Islamic State just accepted a pledge of allegiance from al-Mourabitoun. Why now?