Global Political Islam

  • UN Reports on Surge in Civilian Casualties in Raqqa

    June 19, 2017

    The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has warned that a precipitous spike in civilian casualties due to the escalation in airstrikes by the US-backed Arab and Kurdish forces fighting to capture the Islamic State's (IS) Syrian capital city of Raqqa is producing huge refugee outflows and internally displaced persons from northeastern Syria.

  • Experts: Policies to Counter Islamism Need an Overhaul

    June 19, 2017

    Experts in security strategy are seeking a paradigm shift in policies to counter Islamist extremism away from the overwhelming emphasis on countering violence and terrorism toward a primary focus on policies that reject the notion of Islamist partners whose theological commitments are incompatible with pluralism and rule of law.

  • Islamism, Organized Crime Converge in Latin America

    June 19, 2017

    The Lebanese Islamist militant group Hezbollah has established a sophisticated network of organized criminal activities in Latin America to finance the dissemination of radical Islamist ideology and possible terrorist operations throughout the Western Hemisphere.

  • Turkey's Islamist Battles Ensnare Activist

    June 19, 2017

    Turkey's Islamist government has expanded its purge of human rights activists and journalists accused of support for the Islamist Gulenist movement, which it blames for last summer's coup attempt in Ankara, arresting one of the country's most distinguished human rights activists, the Chair of Turkey's chapter of Amnesty International.

  • Pakistan Court Imposes Death Sentence over Facebook Post

    June 19, 2017

    A Pakistan court sentenced a man to death on charges of committing blasphemy against Islam because of his Facebook posts, part of an escalation in restrictions on free speech and vigilante social violence in the name of protecting state-sanctioned, Sunni interpretations of Islam.

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