Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi: Shock Troops Who Helped Defeat ISIS On Ayatollah Sistani’s Call

Volunteers of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were deployed as shock troops and negated ISIS's advantages of surprise, sudden attack, and ambush

Inevitably Disastrous: Why World’s Biggest Islamic Org Opposes Caliphate

Nahdlatul Ulama has cited ISIS’s attempt to create a so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria and argued it will inevitably be disastrous and contrary to the basic purposes of Sharia—the protection of religion, human life, sound reasoning, family, and property

Nahdlatul Ulama: World’s Biggest Islamic Org Dedicated To Inter-Faith Unity

Nahdlatul Ulama is the world’s biggest Islamic organisation and an antithesis of forces such as the Taliban

Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s biggest Islamic organisation, is an antithesis of the Taliban but it is hardly known perhaps because its progressive ideas do not fit into the dominant narrative about Islam particularly when Islamophobia is lucrative and many demagogues globally have tapped into it for political power

Christians Who Fought ISIS On Muslim Cleric’s Call: Babylon Brigade

ISIS’s brutality triggered a sense of urgency that helped Iraqis rise above regional, ethnic and sectarian divides to help defeat it, and the Christian Babylon Brigade militia was among those who fought ISIS on Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's call