"While only a small minority of Muslims are Salafis, most Muslim violent extremist movements — including Al Qaeda — are rooted in Salafism, a fundamentalist Islamic movement based on 13th and 14th century teachings, according to the Minerva Research Initiative, a research program of the Defense Department, and the Counter-Extremism Project, a nonpartisan international policy organization."

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A Salafi Salad: Jihadism, Takfirism, and the Use of Violence

“No Single Definition for Salafism, AJCS’ Conference Finds (!)” This was the oddly bold caption headlining the 2014 conference report on “Salafism in the Arab World” (sub-title: “Perceptions, Trends and Groups”), hosted by the al-Jazeera “Center for...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On February 26, 2015, a Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a market in Biu, Nigeria, killing 19 people and injuring 20 others. A second attempted-suicide bomber was caught and beaten by a crowd before he was able to carry out his attack.

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