Global Political Islam

  • UNESCO Guides Media on How to Cover Terror Attacks

    March 29, 2017

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published a "step-by-step guide" for journalists around the world on how to avoid engaging in "sensationalism and fear-mongering" and how to steer clear of "incendiary speech" when reporting on terrorist attacks.

  • Islamic Groups Push Back on US Anti-Sharia Measures

    March 29, 2017

    Islamic organizations in the US are intensifying opposition to proposed bills in US state legislatures to ban the application of any foreign law that contradicts US state and federal constitutions, arguing that banning sharia because of its severe limitations on gender and family rights is "a stupid solution to a non-existent problem."

  • OSCE Develops Educational Resources on "Tolerance"

    March 29, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) hosted meetings this week to develop a curriculum for teachers to counter "the devastating effects of prejudice, hatred and discrimination" against Muslims and to promote “international human rights and non-discrimination standards” among children.

  • Turkish Islamist Battles Spur Espionage in Germany

    March 28, 2017

    The effort by Turkey's Islamist government to stamp out the alternative Islamist movement of Fetullah Gulen has expanded to espionage inside Germany and further deterioration in Turkish-German bilateral relations, as Turkey's intelligence agencies demanded support from Germany on surveillance.

  • Indonesian Brits Promote Sharia Finance in UK

    March 27, 2017

    The Indonesian Sharia Economic Community in the UK is actively promoting sharia compliant/compatible economic practices as part of a strategy to organize Indonesians in Europe to promote the integration of Islamic finance into Western economies.

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