Global Political Islam

  • Jihadis Control Anti-Assad Syrian Opposition

    March 16, 2017

    Six years into the war in Syria, al-Qaeda jihadi groups have consolidated in a united front that has largely absorbed the anti-Assad opposition, ensuring that violent Islamists connected to transnational jihadism are guaranteed a role in stability negotiations and in the medium-term impact of Syria on the geopolitics of Eurasia.

  • German Minister Proposes "Hate Speech" Fines

    March 15, 2017

    IP Watch reports that German Minister of Justice Heiko Maas has published draft legislation to combat online "hate speech" and "fake news" by fining social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter up to 50 million euros for failing to take down illegal content within specified time frames.

  • Islamic Finance Broadens in US

    March 15, 2017

    The presence of Islamic finance in the US is broadening and deepening with a steady rise in the number of institutions providing sharia-compliant services and products in the areas of neighborhood revitalization, real estate investment, and customized academic programs on Islamic finance.

  • Azerbaijan Pushes "Islamic Solidarity" in Caucasus

    March 15, 2017

    The government of Azerbaijan, an active member of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has convened an "Islamic Solidarity Summit - Call of the Time," to discuss Islamic interests and cooperation in the geopolitically crucial and volatile region of the Caucasus.

  • Iran Backs Hezbollah Rocket Factories in Lebanon

    March 15, 2017

    Iranian military officials indicate the establishment of rocket factories in Southern Lebanon under the control of the Iran-backed Islamist party Hezbollah, potentially altering the threat matrix against Israel and signaling Iran's ongoing push to expand the arc of Shiite influence in the power struggle against Sunni-majority states in the Mideast.

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