Global Political Islam

  • China Blocks UN Efforts Against Militant Islamism in Pakistan

    August 15, 2017

    China extended its hold on a proposal at the UN to designate a widely known Pakistani Islamist militant as a terrorist, thereby intensifying US concerns that China and Pakistan are willing to pursue their shared geopolitical objectives in Southwest Asia by supporting radical Islamist groups.

  • Burkina Faso Attack Confirms Expanding Islamist Footprint

    August 14, 2017

    Authorities suspect a coalition of radical Islamist groups as the perpetrator of a suicide attack against a restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso's capital city, signaling the spreading footprint of jihadi operations across West Africa.

  • IS Continues Kidnapping to Fund Resistance in Iraq

    August 14, 2017

    Iraqi parliamentary officials are reporting an escalation in the practice of civilian kidnappings by Islamic State (IS) militants, who are using ransom funds, some laundered through criminal networks, to finance resistance cells aimed at preventing the reconsolidation of Iraqi state control over territories captured from the IS caliphate.

  • Jihadis Continue Assaults to Weaken Pakistani State

    August 14, 2017

    Islamic State jihadis staged a lethal suicide attack against a Pakistani military truck, continuing the uptick in Islamist militant assaults aimed at crippling state institutions and legitimacy.

  • Switzerland Charges Imam with Incitement

    August 14, 2017

    Swiss authorities charged an imam with inciting violence in sermons calling for "non-praying Muslims" to be burned alive, a decision reflecting officials' growing concerns over signs of Islamist radicalization among the country's Muslim population.

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