Global Political Islam

  • UK Reportedly Links Michigan Imam to Bridge Attacks

    June 14, 2017

    British authorities investigating last week's Islamic State-affiliated terror attack on London Bridge are exploring reports that one of the perpetrators had been radicalized by watching YouTube videos of a Michigan-base imam known for his online preaching sympathetic to jihadists fighting in Syria.

  • Pakistani Islamic Clerics Condemn Suicide Attacks

    June 14, 2017

    A group of 31 religious scholars from Pakistan's well-known Islamic Research Institute at the International Islamic University in Islamabad issued a fatwa clarifying the limits of violence in jihad and enforcement of blasphemy laws, including rejection of suicide bombings, terrorist activities, and vigilante mob justice.

  • Iranian-Backed Forces Capture IS Leader's HQ

    June 06, 2017

    The capture by Iranian-backed Iraqi Shiite forces of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad's headquarters in the Iraqi town of Baaj is a victory that will allow a shift in anti-IS military efforts to the Syrian front but also raises questions about the likely expansion of Iranian Shiite influence in any post-caliphate Iraq and Syria.

  • Australian Criminal Stages IS Hostage Incident

    June 06, 2017

    Melbourne police killed an Australian citizen with a long criminal record in a shootout after he staged an abduction and murder in support of Islamic State (IS) calls to its worldwide supporters to attack all countries fighting in the anti-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria.

  • Mosque Refuses to Funeralize Manchester Terrorist

    June 06, 2017

    The Manchester Central Mosque's refusal to funeralize the Islamic-State (IS) perpetrator of the attack on a Manchester concert site has renewed debate among Islamic scholars about the Koranic permissibility of high-casualty, jihadist violence against civilian targets.

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