Muslims Against ISIS Part 1: Clerics & Scholars

Sep 24, 2014
Prominent Muslim clerics, scholars and activists have condemned the establishment of a caliphate by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, now known simply as the Islamic State.

Muslims Against ISIS Part 2: Islamist Leaders

Sep 24, 2014
Leaders of mainstream Islamist political parties and even the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda affiliates have denounced the extremist group.

Muslims Against ISIS Part 3: Open Letter to al Baghdadi

Sep 24, 2014
More than 120 leading religious scholars and academics from across the Muslim world have issued an open letter to the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The 17-page document condemns 24 acts committed by the extremist group that are in violation of Islam.

New Coalition Against ISIS

Sep 11, 2014
On eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks, President Barack Obama outlined a four-part strategy for destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, now known simply as the Islamic State (IS).

ISIS’s Mortal Threat to Women

Sep 10, 2014
The Middle East Program at the Wilson Center collected thoughts on the threat to women posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from contributors in the Middle East and the United States.

Challenges for Algeria’s Islamist Parties

Sep 02, 2014
Algeria’s Islamists have had limited political success since the Arab Spring, especially compared with the initial electoral gains by Islamists elsewhere in the Middle East. The main problem is their own political rivalry.

Islamist Gap: ISIS v. the Brothers

Aug 25, 2014
The two best known Islamist groups in the Middle East today are the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Despite their common Islamist labels, however, the two movements have vastly different origins, political platforms and social agendas.

New Directions for Morocco’s Justice and Charity

Aug 15, 2014
Consensus among the leaders of Justice and Charity (Adl wa Ihssan) may be eroding nearly two years after the death of founder Sheikh Abdessalam Yassin.

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Condemns Terrorism

Aug 07, 2014
On August 1, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz called on the international community to take a united stance against terrorism. His statement, read on live television by a state television anchor, seemed to refer to the actions of the so-called Islamic State. The extremist Sunni militant group has taken control of large swaths of Syria and Iraq in recent months and has begun to enforce its ultra-strict interpretation of Islamic law on the local population.

Pew: Turks Split on Erdogan’s Leadership

Jul 30, 2014
The Turkish public is split over how Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading the country, according to a new Pew Research survey. His party, the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been the driving force in Turkish politics for a decade.