Global Political Islam

  • Somali Islamist Extremists Regroup with New Leadership and Revenge Plans

    September 10, 2014

    Al-Shabaab, the Islamist extremist group fighting to make Somalia and its neighboring countries into sharia states, named a new leader loyal to al-Qaeda, and vowed to avenge the deaths of their commander and other leadership killed by a U.S. air strike.

  • Debate Continues in U.K. over Returning Islamist Jihadis

    September 10, 2014

    The debate in Britain continues over how to deal with the prospect of hundreds of Islamist jihadis returning from Syria and Iraq, including calls for comprehensive reappraisal of the British deradicalization programs, to seizure of passports, to debriefing aimed at securing inside intelligence information on the organization, operations, and plans of The Islamic State ("IS").

  • Morocco Still Debating Intro of Islamic Banking

    September 04, 2014

    Morocco's Parliament continues to hold briefings on a bill to introduce sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible products and services to the country's banking system, with the country's religious leaders and civil society groups taking opposing positions on the need for and implications of Islamic banking.

  • British Mosques Ready Media Campaign to Staunch IS Recruiting Drive

    September 04, 2014

    With growing evidence that IS (The Islamic State) is gaining momentum in its recruiting efforts in Britain, leading British mosques are readying a coordinated media campaign aimed at staunching the flow of homegrown jihadi fighters to Syria and Iraq.

  • OIC Backs Palestinians and Condemns Israel's Plans to Expand Settlements

    September 04, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") issued an official condemnation of Israel's announcement regarding planned expansion of settlements in the West Bank, calling for international action to halt the confiscation of Palestinian properties.

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