Global Political Islam

  • HRW Calls on Germany to Repeal "Hate Speech" Law

    February 21, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has called for the repeal of Germany's NetzDG law imposing large fines on social-media companies for "illegal hate speech" they fail to remove from their platforms, warning that it could lead to "unaccountable, overbroad censorship" by private actors with no judicial recourse for users.

  • Nigerian Trials Reveal Deleterious Effects of Islamist Violence

    February 21, 2018

    Nigerian courts recently convicted 205 and released 526 in mass trials of Boko Haram insurgents, provoking a critique from international human rights groups of the deficits in the Nigerian justice system while also highlighting the Nigerian military’s inability to defeat the Islamist jihadi group that has ravaged the country in almost a decade of uninterrupted war.

  • Philippines Security Officials Apprehend IS Recruiter

    February 21, 2018

    Philippines police have announced the apprehension of an Islamic State (IS) sympathizer suspected as part of Islamist networks connected to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Turkey and of recruiting for the pro-IS Maute militias active in Mindanao.

  • Turkey Faces Long-term Jihadi Threat

    February 21, 2018

    The jihadi organizations to which Turkey’s government has given safe haven, using the country as a logistics and finance hub for jihadi activities in Eurasia in exchange for Ankara’s war against Kurds in Turkey and Syria, take a long view that likely includes a strategy to capture control of the Turkish state.

  • Turkey Moves Toward Sharia

    February 21, 2018

    Polling and survey data indicate that Turkey’s ruling Islamist regime is moving toward sharia state status, using a steady, incremental Islamization strategy in the country’s domestic and foreign policies.

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