Global Political Islam

  • Plan for Laptop Ban Shows Extended Terrorist Threat

    May 18, 2017

    The US plan to expand the ban on laptops to incoming flights from Europe underscores the extent of the danger posed by the ability of radicalized Islamist fighters returning from Syria to Europe to weaponize electronic devices as a jihadi tool against America.

  • OIC Places Rights Commission in Saudi Arabia

    May 18, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) inaugurated the headquarters for its Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission, which is committed to implementing international human rights standards subject to sharia law, in Saudi Arabia to improve the country's negative international image caused by a poor human rights record.

  • Islamic Finance Shows Slowed Annual Growth

    May 18, 2017

    The annual report released by the Islamic Financial Services Board indicated that 2017 was a year of slowed growth in the sharia-compliant financial services industry, suggesting the industry's lack of resilience in the face of external shocks such as declining global oil prices and weak economic growth worldwide.

  • Turkish Islamists Attack DC Protesters

    May 18, 2017

    A mob supporting Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked and beat a group of peaceful demonstrators protesting against this week's visit by Turkey's Islamist President in the vicinity of the Turkish Embassy in Washington.

  • UN Roundtable Targets "Hate Speech" in South Sudan

    May 17, 2017

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently celebrated World Press Freedom Day by holding a roundtable conference in South Sudan on how the media and others must work to eliminate "hate speech" in online and offline fora.

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