Global Political Islam

  • Taliban Captures Key Afghan District

    March 24, 2017

    Reports that Taliban insurgents have captured a key district in Afghanistan's geopolitically crucial Helmand Province from US-supported Afghan government forces indicates the resiliency and long-term vision of Islamist militancy in the face of the international community's efforts to erode jihadism.

  • Iran Uses Venezuela as Islamist Gateway

    March 24, 2017

    Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah have made progress in using Venezuela's vulnerabilities as a failed narco-state as a point of penetration for planning jihadi activities and spreading Islamist radical ideology in the Western Hemisphere.

  • European Bodies Call for Countering "Hate Speech"

    March 23, 2017

    Three European transnational human rights bodies recently issued a joint statement calling on “political and community leaders” to implement policies, such as the conditioning of children, designed to counter “hate speech,” or rhetoric perceived by some as offensive or intolerant.

  • Mayor Points to Radicalization in Brussels Mosques

    March 23, 2017

    Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur has signaled problems facing law enforcement and security agencies from foreign support of mosques in European cities by asserting that all of the mosques in Brussels are "in the hands of the Salafists," and arguing for the establishment of mosques that "follow our democratic rules" and are "controlled by the government."

  • IS Gateway to NATO Nukes Runs Through Turkey

    March 23, 2017

    The anti-Western rhetoric, authoritarian politics, and, until recently, open-door policy for jihadis traveling in and out of Turkey, have made the country's Islamist government a welcoming platform for Islamic State (IS) infrastructure to attack NATO member-states, and raise realistic concerns about IS access to nuclear weapons stored at the NATO airbase in Turkey.

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