Politics

Why War is More Likely Between Islamic State/Hamas Rather than Islamic State/Israel

Ali Mamouri writes that Islamic State does not regard fighting Israel as legitimate and calls instead for first “purifying” the Islamic world, including challenging Hamas. Most of today’s Salafist jihadist movements [such as the Islamic State] have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage…… Continue reading Why War is More Likely Between Islamic State/Hamas Rather than Islamic State/Israel

Politics

Politics: Demographics of religiously volatile areas

The population in some of the world’s most destructive and fragile areas are overwhelmingly young.  Some of these areas – Kashmir and the Palestinian occupied territories as two examples – have religious conflict ingrained in their history and everyday life psyche.  Here are a few figures for you to think about: 1.  75% of India’s…… Continue reading Politics: Demographics of religiously volatile areas