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Type of government in which the primary basis for government is shari'a (Islamic law)

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Islamic state: Type of government in which the primary basis for government is shari'a (Islamic law)
The term Islamic state has been used to describe various historical polities and theories of governance in the Islamic world. As translation of the Arabic term dawlah islāmiyyah it refers to a modern notion associated with political Islam (Islamism).

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Dutch court convicts Islamic State militant of war crimes: ANP

Dutch judges on Tuesday convicted an Islamic State militant to seven and a half years in prison for war crimes in Iraq and Syria after he posed with a crucified body and shared images of dead victims..
Reuters - Published

Navy SEAL sentenced for posing with dead captive

A military jury sentenced a decorated Navy SEAL to four months of confinement for posing with the body of an Islamic State captive in Iraq, but a judge credited him with enough days to ensure he won't..
USATODAY.com - Published

Islamic State recruiter known as 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years

A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" to four years in prison, far less than federal prosecutors had sought, even though she double-crossed them after..
Reuters - Published

Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison

A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on..
Reuters - Published

Medic stuns courtroom saying he killed prisoner, not Navy SEAL on trial

A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter - not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes - describing it as a..
Reuters - Published

Medic testifies at Navy SEAL trial he killed victim, not defendant

A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter - not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes - describing it as a..
Reuters - Published

France's Le Pen faces trial over Twitter images of Islamic State atrocities

French far-right politician and former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will face trial over publishing images of Islamic State atrocities on Twitter in December 2015, a judicial source said on..
Reuters - Published

Suspected Indonesian militant wounded in failed suicide bombing

An Indonesian militant suspected of being influenced by Islamic State was seriously wounded when he tried to blow himself up in a suicide attack outside a police station, authorities said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Marawi's ruins a reminder of Islamic State's devastating reach

It had only been a week since Mohammad Ali Acampong finished renovating his house when bombs and bullets struck Marawi City.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka attacks likely the work of Islamist militants: experts

Coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka bore the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda, security experts said on Monday, citing the level of..
Reuters - Published

Swedish court convicts man for plotting to carry out bombing

A Swedish court convicted a man on Friday of plotting to carry out a bombing in Sweden in the name of Islamic State, sentencing him to seven years in prison followed by expulsion from the country.
Reuters - Published

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