Global Political Islam

  • New Zealand Official Criticizes Politicization of Attack on Mosques

    March 20, 2019

    New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for politicizing the recent high-casualty attack on two mosques in Christchurch by characterizing the attack in a local election campaign as a contemporary battle by the West against Islam.

  • US Secretary Labels Taliban a Terrorist Group

    March 14, 2019

    US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s characterization of the Taliban as terrorists raised eyebrows in the press and diplomatic community given that the US is currently negotiating with the Taliban for an agreement to end 19 years of continual warfare by the group to make the Southwest Asian country a sharia state.

  • London Mosque Invites Cryptocurrency Donations

    March 14, 2019

    A London mosque has announced that it will begin accepting cryptocurrency donations to support mosque renovations and programs for the poor, opening the door for UK mosques to develop a sharia-compliant blockchain economy.

  • Qatar Hosts Islamic Finance Conference on Digital Tech

    March 14, 2019

    The Islamic monarchy of Qatar is hosting the 5th annual Doha Islamic Finance Conference, with more than 1200 representatives from 22 countries gathering to discuss how Islamic banks can grow their global customer base by adopting financial technology applications, including by expanding sharia-compliant blockchain technologies.

  • End of Syrian War Renews Iran, Hamas Relationship

    March 14, 2019

    The winding down of the war in Syria is generating a renewal of close ties between the Islamist Hamas group ruling Gaza and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Iran prepares to ratchet up its direct financial assistance, military advice, and equipment sales to Hamas.

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