Global Political Islam

  • UN Rights Chief: Ban "Racist Hate Speech"

    March 22, 2017

    In a recent statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein included with his calls to combat race-based crimes a push for states to pass laws "expressly prohibiting racist hate speech" inciting people to "racial discrimination," arguing that the right to free expression comes with "special duties and responsibilities."

  • EU Agency Issues Guidelines on Migrant Integration

    March 22, 2017

    The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has issued a report examining national approaches to the integration of migrants across the EU and setting out bloc-wide recommendations on migrant integration policies, including proposals on revamping laws related to education, discrimination, and young people.

  • EU, UN Tout "Cultural Literacy" as Key to Fighting Extremism

    March 22, 2017

    The European Parliament and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized the first anniversary of the 2016 Brussels attacks with an event asserting the importance of new forms of childhood education on "cultural literacy" to counter "violent extremism" and build a "more just, more peaceful, more sustainable future."

  • Saudi King's Junket Shows Dangers of Islamist Diplomacy

    March 20, 2017

    The recent Asia junket of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, a comprehensive initiative meant to use infusions of petrodollars to reinforce the Wahhabi Kingdom's global monopoly over fundamentalist Islamism, also reinforced the dangers consequent to creating ripe breeding grounds for competing versions of militant Islamism defined by religious intolerance and sectarian violence.

  • OIC Blasts UN for Withdrawing Israel Report

    March 20, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a strident condemnation of the UN's decision to withdraw a report of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) characterizing Israeli policy toward Palestinians as "apartheid," arguing that the UN has a responsibility to act to end "Israel's racist policies."

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