Global Political Islam

  • IS Used eBay, PayPal to Fund Possible US Terror Ops

    August 11, 2017

    Unsealed FBI legal documents reveal that a US Islamic State (IS) suspect was part of a robust global finance scheme using eBay and PayPal to channel funds for possible Islamist terror operations inside America.

  • "Women-Only Parks" Reveal Sociopolitical Tensions in Iran

    August 10, 2017

    The emergence of "women-only parks" in Iran, similar to those in other Islamic theocracies like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, is generating unexpected debate in Iran over the effects of sociological, political, and health effects of sharia regimes that impose strict gender separation and religious dress-code coverings on women.

  • Al-Aqsa Crisis Leads to Consolidation of Islamic Leadership

    August 10, 2017

    A significant unintended consequence of the Israeli authorities' moves to upgrade security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been the consolidation of a coalition of the city's Islamic religious leadership.

  • France Apprehends Suspect in Paris Attack on Soldiers

    August 10, 2017

    French security officials have apprehended the main suspect in this week's car attack on French police patrolling Paris, as public tensions have spiked due to the possibility that the assault may be another episode in the use of vehicles by Islamist militants to perpetrate local incidents of jihad.

  • Security Experts Look to Cults for Clues on Islamist Extremism

    August 10, 2017

    US and UK security experts are analyzing the ideology, leadership, and institutional dynamics of historical cults to understand the similarities with contemporary Islamist extremist movements and to develop effective measures to counter the psychological and material tactics of jihadi radicalization and recruitment.

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