Islamists are Coming

About the Islamists are Coming

The Islamists are not only coming. In several countries, they’ve already arrived. Others are primed to take prominent roles down the road. Altogether, Islamist movements are today the most dynamic political force across the Arab world—and they may well be for the next decade or longer.

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Salafists Promote Anti-Shiite Ideology on Twitter

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Mar 30, 2015
Sunni Salafists are using social media to promote anti-Shiite discourse, according to a new report by Genevieve Abdo, a nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a fellow in the Middle East/Southwest Asia program at the Stimson Center. more

Saudi Arabia Forms Sunni Alliance Against Houthis

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Mar 27, 2015
Saudi Arabia has responded to the rise of Yemen’s Houthi rebels – a Shiite movement backed by Iran – by forming a 10-nation Sunni military alliance against them, according to David Ottaway in the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series. more

Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes in Yemen, Iran Reacts

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Mar 26, 2015
On March 26, Saudi Arabia began conducting airstrikes in Yemen against the Houthis, a Zaydi Shiite movement that has controlled the capital city Sanaa since September 2014. more

Yemen's Islamists on Mosque Attacks

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Mar 23, 2015
On March 20, suicide bomb attacks on two Houthi Shiite mosques killed at least 135 people and injured more than 300 others in Sanaa, Yemen. more

Ennahda Condemns Bardo Attack, ISIS Claims Credit

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Mar 20, 2015
On March 18, militants attacked the Bardo Museum in Tunis and killed more than 20 people, most of whom were European tourists. The attack drew strong condemnation across Tunisia, including from Islamists. more

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