Religious Extremism

  • Sharia and Anti-Terrorism Laws the Keys to Silencing Dissent in Saudi Arabia

    July 10, 2014

    Saudi Arabia continues to combine new anti-terrorism legislation with sharia law in order to silence internal dissent over the regime's human rights abuses, applying corporal punishments such as public lashings and beheadings.

  • Twitter Caves in to Islamist Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

    July 10, 2014

    Social media colossus Twitter has caved into Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws by agreeing to censor tweets considered "insulting to Islam."

  • Islamist Extremism a Growing Threat to Stability in Jordan

    July 10, 2014

    Representatives from the Jordanian Council on Foreign Relations are sounding alarm bells about the growing threat from Islamist extremists, Salafists and jihadis, to the country's domestic order, governability, and Christian minority population.

  • Democracy the Casualty in Competing Islamisms of Turkey, Iran, Saudi

    July 10, 2014

    Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are running point in support for competing versions of Islamism - Sunni, Shia, Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabi, and others - which, despite their differences, have combined to undermine democratizing forces in the Middle East.

  • Prodromou: ISIS Endgame Is Islamic Caliphate

    June 23, 2014

    Elizabeth Prodromou writes that the long-term goal of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIL" or "ISIS") to establish an Islamic caliphate in Baghdad should encourage "prudent policy planning" in Washington.

  • Jihadi Wars in Iraq and Syria Signal Islamist Takeovers and New Caliphate

    June 19, 2014

    The staggering success of radical jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIS") to capture and control territory in Iraq continues ISIS's gains on the Syrian front, signaling the group's ascendancy over competing Islamo-terrorist group al-Qaeda, as well as progress toward creating a new Middle East caliphate organized according to strict sharia law.

  • Jihadi Advance in Iraq Threatens Extinction of Christians

    June 19, 2014

    The widespread flight of civilians from Mosul with the city's takeover by jihadis from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIS") is threatening the complete eradication of Iraq's remaining Christian population beleaguered by the country's Islamist civil wars.

  • Saudi Official Reiterates View of Free Speech as Blasphemy

    June 19, 2014

    Reiterating Saudi Arabia's longstanding opposition to international legal standards of free speech, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister told the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Algiers that such freedom of expression standards are a threat to global peace because they are used as political pretexts "to insult religion."

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