How the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria got its name

NEW YORK — The Islamic State group, now the world’s most-wanted terrorist group, has become a religious phenomenon.Its followers, known as “caliphate” fighters, often dress in black, wear black beards and carry weapons.They often fight alongside their brothers in the Iraqi or Syrian rebel ranks.The Islamic State is not the only group to use religious […]

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Religion: Iran, Syria and Afghanistan share the world’s biggest percentage of Muslims

Iran has overtaken Syria as the world religion with an estimated one billion Muslims.Iran has overtaking Syria as a top source of Muslims, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.In fact, there are more Muslims in Iran than anywhere else in the world, according the study.The United States had one million Muslims in […]

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