Global Political Islam

  • Saudi-led Row with Qatar Is Wahhabi Power Struggle

    July 24, 2017

    The geopolitics of the ongoing crisis pitting a Saudi-led coalition of Arab Gulf monarchies against Qatar have a crucial Islamist subtext based on the competition between Riyadh and Doha for the unrivaled mantle of Wahhabi leadership and, therefore, for control over the strategy for internationalizing that puritanical form of Islamism.

  • Indonesians Protest Israel's Mosque Policy

    July 24, 2017

    Muslims in Indonesia demonstrating against Israel's imposition of restrictions on access to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem have called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as the representative of the global Islamic community, to pressure Israel to provide access to and security for the mosque.

  • Egypt's Islamist Culture Fuels Anti-Christian Violence

    July 24, 2017

    Egypt's myriad Islamist organizations, including leading imams at the well-known al-Azra's University and the Muslim Brotherhood, are spreading a populist culture of hatred and incitement against the country's Coptic Christian community, leading to escalating episodes of anti-Christian violence and to a climate of discrimination and hostility.

  • Canadian Police Issue Warrant for Imam Inciting Killing of Jews

    July 21, 2017

    Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant on a hate crimes charge for a Jordan Imam who sermonized in Montreal's Saint-Michel mosque, where he cited Koranic passages to support his call for killing of Jews.

  • Turkey's Islamist Conflict Fuels Authoritarianism, Instability

    July 21, 2017

    The intensive competition between Turkey's competing Islamist factions, the governing AKP and the Gulenist movement, is fueling authoritarian nationalism and social unrest in the country, regional instability through jihadist support, and disruptions inside NATO.

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