ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal urged on Friday religious scholars to denounce the trend of issuing fatwas for jihad against any individual or group. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the minister said no one has right to issue decrees for jihad against other. Only state has right to declare jihad, he added. He said the trend of issuing decrees and declaring jihad against any group or individual would turn the country into a battlefield and added the government would take punitive measures…
PARIS: A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP.
WASHINGTON: Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden outlined in letters and other documents how at least $29 million of his funds and possessions should be apportioned after his death, requesting that most of it be used to continue global jihad.
One of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre, Tashfeen Malik, sent at least two private messages on Facebook to a small group of Pakistani friends in 2012 and 2014, pledging her support for Islamic jihad and saying she hoped to join the fight one day, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban on Monday urged Muslims in Myanmar to rise up and fight the country's rulers, saying the Taliban's resources and training facilities were available to help them "take up the sword".
Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi was ordered to be immediately released by Islamabad High Court. The detention order was struck down as illegal by the court. Pakistani government had filed charges relating to the alleged terrorist in the Mumbai attacks, his involvement in the kidnapping of an Afghan national and his detaining orders.
PARIS: As many as 10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad in Iraq and Syria by the end of this year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Sunday, a three-fold increase on current numbers.
PARIS: Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated and 40 more will be banned from leaving the country after allegedly planning to travel to Syria and Iraq, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday.
LONDON: A British mother of six who hoped one of her sons would become a jihadist was on Thursday jailed for five years and three months after she used social media to encourage acts of terror in Syria.
LAHORE: Former emir of Jamat e Islami (JI), Syed Munawar Hassan said Monday, "Combat for a Muslim is only justified if it is in the way of Allah, while those propagating to mislead the masses by distorting my statement actually want to hide the practices of bagged bodies and extortion demanding", ARY News reported.