Global Political Islam

  • Iran Dismantles IS Cell

    August 08, 2017

    In a sign that Islamist sectarian competition is disrupting the domestic order of the biggest patron-state exporters of radical Islamism, Iranian Intelligence announced the dismantling of a domestic Islamic State (IS) cell that was planning a series of attacks on the country's Shiite religious sites to coincide with the upcoming inauguration ceremony of Iran's President.

  • Post-IS Iraq and Syria Shift Islamist Threats for NATO

    August 08, 2017

    The defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in its core territories of Iraq and Syria is leading to adaptation by IS and al-Qaeda toward a model of societal-penetration radicalization and terrorist insurgency within NATO member states and on the alliance's borders in the Balkans, Africa, and the Caucasus.

  • Indonesia Plans Sharia Fund for Islamic Pilgrimage

    August 07, 2017

    The Government of Indonesia is expanding its global footprint in sharia-compliant finance and its profile as the country with the world's biggest mostly Muslim population with the establishment of a Haj Fund Management Agency (BPKH) aiming to manage the world's largest fund to support Islamic pilgrimages to the Saudi city of Mecca.

  • UN Official Pushes UK to Double Refugee Acceptance

    August 07, 2017

    The Evening Standard reports that Volker Turk of the UN High Commission for Refugees has called on the UK to double the number of refugees it accepts, amounting to at least 10,000 asylum seekers, after the year 2020.

  • Indonesia Forms Sharia Finance Committee

    August 07, 2017

    Indonesia's President has announced the formation of a National Committee for Sharia Finance as a key policy step toward making the country, which has the largest Muslim population in the world, a global hub for sharia-compliant/compatible finance, banking and retail products, and tourism.

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