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Aug 16, 2016 0 Comments

Sofey Saidi, PhD, on Tehran’s efforts to “export revolution” in Latin America Media Mentions

Iran’s increasing involvement in South American and Central American countries has worried some observers who fear that the country may be “exporting” fundamentalist religion in these regions. 

The 1979 Iranian Revolution was, according to many analysts, the birth of modern Islamic fundamentalism, an ideology (or series of interrelated ideologies) which has generated one of the most profound ideological crises of the 21st century so far.

The fact that many ISIL recruits are not from Muslim families and come from a wide variety of backgrounds suggests that radicalization transgresses religious barriers and may be driven by such forces as social ostracization, poverty, and issues of identity. The political instability, social issues, and economic woes of many Latin American countries today, therefore, present a worrying open door through which religious fundamentalism may enter.

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Aug 14, 2016 0 Comments

El yihadismo franquicia su terror en Occidente Media Mentions

Aunque las fuerzas de seguridad no han logrado establecer una conexión certera entre el yihadismo y los autores de los más recientes atentados terroristas ocurridos en Europa y Estados Unidos, expertos aseguran que esos hechos se inscriben dentro de la estrategia global del autoproclamado Estado Islámico (EIIL o ISIS) para llevar su terror a Occidente.

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Aug 5, 2016 0 Comments

Opinion: Watch out Rio 2016, Islamic terror networks are not new in Brazil Articles / Opinion Editorials


On the eve of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Brazilian and international authorities are working overtime on necessary countermeasures against a potential terrorist attack. Over the last month, more than a dozen Islamic extremists with ties to ISIS have been arrested in Brazil, and at least three separate terror plots have been thwarted.

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