Global Political Islam

  • Saudi Arabia and OIC Condemn Israel at UN Security Council

    October 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations (“UN”), speaking in the UN Security Council on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), condemned Israel for its actions in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem, and called on the international donor community to step up its reconstruction assistance to Gaza and to press for a negotiated political solution to the crisis in Syria.

  • Saudi Application of Sharia for Public Beheadings Echoes IS Practices in Iraq and Syria

    October 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's justice system has come under criticism from international human rights groups, who point out that the use of sharia law to limit due process rights and to justify public beheadings reflects the same practices being used by the Islamist terror group The Islamic State (“IS”) in Iraq and Syria.

  • Chinese State Confronts Possible Islamist Radicalization with New Program Combining Economic Development and Intelligence Gathering

    October 22, 2014

    The Chinese state is undertaking a new program that combines economic development with intelligence surveillance in Xinjiang Province, in an effort to defuse potential causes and catalysts of Islamist radicalization among the country's large Uighur Muslim minority.

  • OIC Moves to Implement Economic Plan for Central Asia

    October 22, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) is holding its First Investment Forum, in Tajikistan, to begin implementing the global Islamic organization's economic and financial "Cooperation Plan of Action for Central Asia."

  • OIC Raises Conflict Resolution Profile in Philippines Engagement

    October 22, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) continues to increase its conflict-resolution activities in the Philippines, as the OIC-Peace Committee on Southern Philippines (“PCSP”) is working with the Manila government to coordinate post-conflict autonomy arrangements with two Islamist groups in the southern Philippines.

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