Violence and Security

  • Jihadi Advance Cleansing Christians from Iraq

    July 11, 2014

    Iraq's remaining Christians are being forced to flee the country or to become internally displaced, in the face of violence being perpetrated by the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIS”) as it imposes sharia law in captured territories en route to Baghdad.

  • Global Islamist Terrorism Targets Muslims and Non-Muslims

    July 11, 2014

    The militant Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab's attack days ago in Kenya bears all the markers of al-Qaeda attacks on voters in Afghanistan's recent elections and the current ISIS assault in Iraq, with Islamist terrorists targeting Muslims and non-Muslims alike for failing to conform to sharia law.

  • OIC Foreign Ministers Meet in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Islamic Strategy

    July 11, 2014

    Foreign Ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) are gearing up to meet in Saudi Arabia against the backdrop of unprecedented, globalized Islamist violence and are planning to discuss strategic issues in conflict zones involving Muslims.

  • Boko Haram's Islamist Terror in Nigeria Creating Cycles of Refugees and Human Trafficking

    July 11, 2014

    Boko Haram's campaign to use violence to bring about a sharia state in Nigeria has morphed from a homegrown terror movement into a regional problem creating refugee flows, human trafficking of women, and girls kidnapped by the Islamist terror group.

  • Iraq Fragmenting Under Assaults by Islamic Militants and Jihadis

    July 11, 2014

    Iraq continues its slide into territorial disintegration and social anarchy, as Sunni militants led by the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control from Baghdad over the Iraq's strategic area of Mosul and the Nineveh Province.

  • Pakistan's Taliban Reflects Adaptability of Globalized Islamist Extremism

    July 11, 2014

    The Pakistani Taliban's audacious weekend assault on the country's Karachi airport is a warning of the adaptability and dynamism of globalized Islamist extremist networks fanning outward from core hubs in Southwest and Central Asia.

  • Islamist Terror Roils Pakistan

    July 11, 2014

    Sectarian warfare and terrorist attacks spilled across Pakistan over the weekend, as the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangv staged a series of coordinated assaults against the airport in Karachi and against Shiite pilgrims on the country's border with Iran.

  • Civil Society Groups Claim Nigeria's OIC Membership Catalyzed Communal Violence

    July 10, 2014

    A report from civil society groups presented at Nigeria's National Conference claimed that the sharp deterioration in Christian-Muslim communal relations in Nigeria could be traced to the politicization of religion that accompanied the country's membership in the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”).

  • UN Security Council Condemns Somali Islamist Terror Group

    July 10, 2014

    After approving a 12-month extension in the peacekeeping operation of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (“UNSOM”), the UN Security Council categorically condemned the Islamist terror group, al Shabaab, for its continuing attacks on civilians and the aggravation of the country's humanitarian crisis.

  • Islamist Paramilitaries Kill 30 in Attack on Church in Central African Republic

    July 10, 2014

    International peacekeepers fear another round of sectarian reprisals following the Islamist paramilitary Seleka's attack on a Roman Catholic Church compound in the capital of the Central African Republic, which led to the killing of at least 30 of the civilians who had sought sanctuary inside.

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