Global Political Islam

  • OIC Report Accuses Europe of Anti-Muslim Bias for Dress Restrictions

    April 26, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)'s Islamophobia Observatory has released a report accusing the European Court of Justice (ECJ) of anti-Muslim bias and social discrimination because of an ECJ decision permitting employers to impose restrictions on certain types of Islamic dress in the workplace.

  • Attack Demonstrates Global Impact of Saudi Islamist Investments

    April 26, 2017

    A perpetrator in the 2015 Islamist attack in San Bernadino was a graduate of one of Pakistan's fastest growing religious schools with branches across North America and Europe, controversial due to its funding stream and ideology linked to Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi Islamist jihadism.

  • Deadly Attack on Military Base Underscores re-Talibanization of Afghanistan

    April 26, 2017

    Despite 16 years of massive US security and development assistance aimed at consolidating the Afghan government's control of the country, the Taliban has demonstrated its resilience and expanding rural-urban footprint by perpetrating a high-casualty attack on one of Afghanistan's largest military bases.

  • Philippine Military Pressures IS-linked Criminal-Terror Group

    April 26, 2017

    The Philippine military has intensified its security operation against the Islamist militants of Abu Sayyaf after last week's clashes, indicating that the Islamic State (IS)-affiliated group was aiming to expand its criminal-terror activities, including abductions, beheadings, and piracy, into the country's tourist-heavy islands.

  • Bahraini Group Plans to Upgrade Islamic Finance Regulations

    April 26, 2017

    The Bahrain-based Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) plans to upgrade accounting standards and regulatory guidelines designed to maximize the investment potential of the estimated $1 trillion in worldwide assets in specialized sharia endowments (awqaf), which are primarily focused on mosque projects and global Islamization programs.

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