Global Political Islam

  • US Targets Finances to Counter Iran's Export of Radicalism

    March 23, 2017

    The US continues to use cooperation between its State and Treasury Departments to strangle the financing networks that undergird Iran's global strategy of exporting Shiite Islamist extremism, as the State Department targeted the assets and US business relations of two proxies for Iranian extremist penetration in Bahrain.

  • Laptop Ban Shows Costs of Jihadi Security Threats

    March 23, 2017

    The national security implications of a US and UK ban of carry-on electronics on flights from airports across North Africa and the Middle East, based on intelligence reports of al-Qaeda's capacity to use micro-bombs on small devices, are accompanied by projections of high economic costs associated with the use of these technologies on flights.

  • TV Holds Potential in Countering Mideast Islamist Ideology

    March 23, 2017

    An article in Politico highlights how the request by the Mideast's creative community for the US to assist with the creation of content communicating tolerance, non-violence, and pluralism signals television's soft-power potential to counter the ideas and images spread by Islamist extremist groups to a massive viewing audience in the region.

  • UN Agents Push States to Act on "Incitement" to Hatred

    March 23, 2017

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has issued a statement linking speech by politicians and the media the group categorizes as "incitement to racial hatred" to criminal acts against minorities and calling for "human rights and anti-racism training" for law enforcement officials and judges to ensure respect for the social and economic rights of minorities.

  • Article: US Rhetoric, Policies Lead to "Islamophobia"

    March 23, 2017

    W. Paul Smith of Human Rights Watch asserts that the current fear of radical Islamic terrorism in the US, which he associates with the advance of "Islamophobia," is largely unfounded and based in part on the rhetoric and policies of the Trump Administration in dealing with migrants from Muslim-majority countries.

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