Category: Global Written by Jim Denison
Let's begin with some background.
"Boko Haram" means "Western education is forbidden." The group known by this name is officially Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, Arabic for "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad." Their organization was founded in 2002, setting up a mosque and Islamic school which have been used to recruit jihadists. They began military operations in 2009. Their founder, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed in 2009 and succeeded by Abubakar Shekau.
Category: Global Written by Nick Pitts
The magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has a long history of attracting controversy for its drawings. In November of 2011, in response to caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, a Molotov cocktail attack destroyed the office. In September 2012, the magazine's cover depicted an elderly Orthodox Jew pushing a crippled Muslim man in a wheelchair. Inside of this issue there were a series of pictures of Mohammed in provocative positions, one in which he was depicted naked. And today, renowned French writer Michel Houellebecq, who once called Islam "the dumbest of all religions," released his new book "Soumission" ("Submission").
Category: Global Written by James Peel
When United States officials confirmed early on Wednesday that the hack was sanctioned by North Korean officials, Sony Entertainment cancelled The Interview's release, removed it from its website and has no plans of releasing in theaters.
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