Global Political Islam

  • Turkey's Islamization Policies Target Christians, Jews

    August 17, 2017

    The controversy in Turkey over the government's moves to convert the Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral of Hagia Sophia into a mosque reflects the state's broader strategy of Islamization of politics and society, including targeting the country's small Christian and Jewish communities and escalating an Islamist foreign policy agenda toward Israel.

  • UN Chief Calls for End to Islamophobia, "Hate Speech"

    August 17, 2017

    Responding to questions from journalists on violence at recent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that "racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia" have been "poisoning our societies," and called for people around the world to oppose "hate speech."

  • Taliban Leadership Threatens US on Afghan Policy

    August 16, 2017

    Senior Taliban leadership has sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump threatening that an increase in America's military presence and activities in Afghanistan will not impede the Islamist extremist group's objective of establishing a sharia state and instead will result in "further destruction of American military and economic might."

  • IS Targets Bosnia for Islamist Radicalization

    August 15, 2017

    One month after a major Islamic State (IS) online propaganda magazine called on returning Bosniak caliphate fighters to "spill the dirty blood of apostate" Muslims, the country's Islamic religious and political leaders are calling for counter-radicalization measures to prevent the further penetration of militant Islamism in the center of Europe.

  • Returning Balkan Jihadis Present Security Challenges

    August 15, 2017

    Balkan jihadis returning to Bosnia and surrounding countries from their fight to support the Islamic State caliphate in Syria are a complex amalgam of Islamist extremists, criminals, and mercenaries who present a sociopolitical integration and security challenge for Europe.

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