Global Political Islam

  • OIC Builds Influence in U.S. Think Tanks

    November 26, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), with 57 member states and a declared mission to promote the interests of the global community of Muslims (ummah), has developed robust partnerships with a major U.S. think tank, The Brookings Institution.

  • Sharia Finance Expanding in Western Hemisphere

    November 26, 2014

    The expansion of Islamic finance to the Western hemisphere is gaining support from Brazil, with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce cooperating in efforts to grow sharia-compliant/compatible banking products and financial instruments in South America's largest and most populous country.

  • Nigerian Teen Girls as Suicide Bombers Points to Expanded Recruitment by Boko Haram

    November 26, 2014

    Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group committed to establishing sharia law throughout Nigeria, appears to have expanded its recruitment to young women, evidenced in the recent suicide bombing attack by teen girls in an urban marketplace in the northeastern part of Nigeria.

  • UAE Stands by Terrorist Designations of U.S. and U.K. Islamist Groups

    November 26, 2014

    Evidencing the possibility of finding common ground with Middle East allies in the fight against global terrorism, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) has reiterated its support of the U.S. Government's designation of the Council on American Relations (“CAIR”) and Britain's designation of Islamic Relief (“IR”) as terrorist groups that are supporting political Islamist ideology and secretly funding violent Islamism.

  • Jihadis Continue to Use Turkey as Safe Haven and Transit Point into Syria

    November 26, 2014

    The Lebanese satellite television network al-Mayadeen posted website footage this week showing Islamist militants crossing from Turkey into the fitting zones of Syria, corroborating the many local and international reports that Turkey is a safe haven for jihadis transiting to Syria and a supporter of violent Islamist activities in the Levant.

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