Articles of the Week – 4/6-4/12

Tuesday April 9:

Introducing the “Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria” – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica: 

Is the Taleban Insurgency a Holy or an Unholy War? An Afghan-Pakistani ulema debate – Borhan Osman, Afghanistan Analysts Network: 

AQI + S = ISIGS – Yassin Musharbash, Abu Susu Blog:

Al-Qaeda Announces an Islamic State in Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: 

Wednesday April 10:

Jabhat al-Nusra responds – Yassin Musharbash, Abu Susu Blog: 

Welcome to the Islamic State of Syria – Brian Fishman, Foreign Policy:

Thursday April 11:

Secularism and Islam: The Theological Predicament – Olivier Roy, The International Spectator: 

Salafism in Tunisia: An Interview with a Member of Ansar al-Sharia – Fabio Merone, Jadaliyya: 

Friday April 12:

Islamists and Democracy: Cautions from Pakistan – Husain Haqqani, Journal of Democracy: 

The Strange Case of the White Jihadist of Timbuktu – Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa, Foreign Policy: