Global Political Islam

  • New California Mosque Provokes Gender Controversy

    April 26, 2017

    A newly inaugurated, female-led mosque founded by a Christian convert from the University of California Berkeley's Start King School of Ministry has generated opposition to gender mixing from US Muslim groups such as the Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara, California.

  • Afghans Welcome US MOAB Strike to End IS Penetration

    April 26, 2017

    Local tribal officials in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province have welcomed the recent US strike with the MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or the “Mother of All Bombs”) on IS (Islamic State) underground tunnels as a means to end the penetration of the Islamist jihadi group whose practices are viewed as too brutal even in comparison with the Taliban.

  • Boeing Aircraft Sale Shows Complications of 2015 Iran Deal

    April 19, 2017

    Boeing Airlines' planned $3 billion sale of aircraft to a major Iranian carrier has revealed the unanticipated complications of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal given that the sale is now legal despite the known ties of the Iranian buyer’s CEO to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

  • Chinese State Heightens Security in the Face of Uighur Islamists

    April 19, 2017

    Chinese authorities have implemented a range of security measures to combat the growing threat of terrorist attacks by the country's radicalizing Uighur Islamists.  

  • IS Propaganda Message Shifts Focus to Long War

    April 19, 2017

    The most recent issue of the Islamic State's online propaganda journal, Rumiyah, suggests a messaging shift in line with recent battlefield losses, by encouraging followers to adopt a long-war strategy that combines endurance for jihad, warns of punishments for jihadi defectors, and urges theft and plunder of enemy "wealth, weapons, women, and children."

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