Global Political Islam

  • Turkey's Islamists Get Bad Grades in Freedom House Report

    July 14, 2014

    Renowned think-tank Freedom House's recently released 2014 global report on freedom downgraded Turkey's Islamist government to unfree for turning away from liberalization, with massive crackdowns on civil and political liberties.

  • Lebanon's Islamist Factions at Odds over Syria Conflict

    July 14, 2014

    Lebanon's Muslim Brotherhood (the Islamic Group) has come out against sending foreign fighters to Syria, a reflection of deepening divisions in Lebanon's Islamic confessions over positioning in the region's Islamist balance-of-power struggles.

  • Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Provokes Murder of Human Rights Lawyer

    July 14, 2014

    A prominent human rights attorney on the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan ("HRCP") was shot dead by a gunman who claimed that he was being punished for defending an individual charged with blasphemy.

  • German Education Report Warns of Rising Influence of Radical Islamism in Schools

    July 14, 2014

    A controversial new report by an official training institute for Germany's public school teachers finds schools in the city of Hamburg are being subjected to pressures by growing numbers of parents to impose curricular, dress and gender restrictions according to hardline Islamist interpretations.

  • Boko Haram Kidnapping Reveals War on Education as Key to Sharia State

    July 14, 2014

    The abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram Islamist extremist group is an important case that shows how militant Islamist groups are using a strategy of targeted violence against education toward the goal of building sharia states.

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