Religious Extremism

  • Changing Field of Islamist Parties in Pakistan

    May 12, 2021

    Pakistan's crowded field of Islamist parties has come to be dominated by the Tehrik Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a neo-fundamentalist party whose rapid rise to influence is built on uncompromising commitment to punitive application of Islamic blasphemy laws.

  • New French Legislation based on Jihadist Website Activity

    May 03, 2021

    France’s Parliament has introduced counter-terrorism legislation to allow for algorithmic analysis of jihadist platforms and social media apps due to the multi-year pattern of Islamist extremist terror attacks in France that have demonstrated that jihadist websites are significant for predicting radicalization-recruitment and operational activities.

  • German Governing Bloc Aims to Counter Spread of Political Islamism

    April 28, 2021

    The conservative bloc in Germany's coalition government has proposed measures to limit the spread of Islamist extremist ideology and violence, including a termination of all state subsidies to German Islamic groups monitored by the country's intelligence authority, full transparency in foreign funding to mosque associations, and research into the misuse of religious freedom protections for domestic and foreign Islamist activism.

  • Pakistan’s Islamists use Holocaust to Push Blasphemy Against Islam

    Seth J. Frantzman

    April 27, 2021

    The Jerusalem Post reports that the recent anti-French protests across Pakistan by Islamist extremist group Tehreek-e-Labbaik, for what they condemn as blasphemy against Islam’s prophet Mohammed to justify last year’s murder of a French school teacher, is following a common trope whereby Islamist regimes and jihadist non-state groups use the Holocaust, equating their demand from Western countries to impose blasphemy laws against Islam with Holocaust denial laws, while simultaneously supporting Holocaust denial under Islamist regimes.

  • Government Negotiates with Islamist Militants in Pakistan

    April 27, 2021

    France24 reports that radical Islamist group Tehreek-e-Labbai Pakistan (TLP), a designated terrorist organization, flexed its muscle over the past week of anti-French protests, forcing the Islamabad government to negotiate in its demands for retribution for the Charlie Hebdo magazine cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, having held eleven police officers hostage.

  • Pakistan Blasphemy Case Against Christian Nurses Reiterates Targeted Use of Islamism

    April 19, 2021

    Two Christian nurses accused of blasphemy against Islam for their cleaning work in a hospital, have been arrested following bodily attack by an Islamist-party mob, the latest episode in Pakistan's sustained record of targeted and arbitrary deployment of Islamic blasphemy laws against the Southwest Asian country's religious minority citizens.

  • Islamist Extremists Threaten Pakistan Women's Rights Activists

    April 09, 2021

    Prominent Islamist conservative clerics and the local Taliban in Pakistan are creating a climate of hate and pressure to silence the women's rights group, Pakistan Women's March, using the country's media and courts to smear the activist group as foreign intelligence agents and "blasphemers" against Islam.

  • Turkey Combines Economic Investment with Islamism in Sub-Saharan Strategy

    April 07, 2021

    Turkey’s Islamist regime is combining foreign direct investment, economic development, Islamist education and charitable organizations, including training centers for imams and curriculum support, to advance the country’s soft power penetration into sub-Saharan Africa. 

  • Turkey's Political Islamists Reject Anti-Extremism Charter in France

    April 06, 2021

    The European political Islamist group founded by the mentor of Turkey's Islamist president has refused to participate in drafting and signing of France’s new anti-extremist charter aimed at upholding France's secularist constitutional principles. 

  • Maldives Experiences Islamist Radicalization

    April 06, 2021

    The Maldives has experienced a sharp, measurable increase over the past two decades in Islamist radicalization at home as well as exportation of jihadist fighters to IS operational fields abroad.

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