Religious Extremism

  • IS Pits China Against U.S. Using Uighur Muslims

    January 26, 2021

    A review of IS recruiting and propaganda platforms concerning China's widely documented repression of its Uighur Muslim population, reveals that the Islamist terror group is playing the geopolitical long game, stepping back from criticism of China as a tactic for supporting Beijing's displacement of the United States as a global power.

  • Turkey Continues Islamist Assault on Freedom of Expression

    January 20, 2021

    Turkey’s government announced fines against Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media companies for failing to assign a local representative tasked with content management and data collection according to a new Turkish law.

  • Nigeria's Islamist Extremist Problem May Herald Global Problem with Jihadists

    January 19, 2021

    Srdja Trifkovic writes in Chronicles that the steady expansion of Islamist extremist ideology and violence in oil-rich Nigeria over the past two decades has made Africa's largest economy a crucial clearing house for the dissemination of broader jihadist activities, both across the African Continent and around the world. 

  • The Telegraph: Islamic Laws Limit Women's Work Rights in Bangladesh

    January 19, 2021

    According to The Telegraph, the state's application of Islamic law in the field of labor rights in Bangladesh has produced limitations on women's rights to work, including a recent high court ruling that cites menstruation as the cause for a ban on women from working as marriage registrars.

  • Iranian Regime Signals Dissent Brings Execution

    January 13, 2021

    According to The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Iran’s Islamic theocratic regime signaled that it will not tolerate dissent, announcing preparations to execute a second national team wrestler on charges widely decried by global human rights organizations as an egregious violations of civil and political liberties. 

  • Islamist Extremists Turn US Capitol Protests Into Jihadi Mobilization Tool

    January 13, 2021

    Various Islamist extremist and terror groups are using last week’s assault on the US Capitol as a jihadist mobilization tool, with al-Qaeda, IS, and Syrian jihadists propagandizing the US political unrest as evidence of Western hypocrisy and the weakness of democracy.

  • Crime-Terrorism Nexus Is Significant Factor in Islamist Activities in USA

    January 06, 2021 writes that according to a new report by Fordham Law School’s Center on National Security, criminal history can be useful diagnostic tool in predicting and preventing Islamist radicalization and violence in America, with a third of US IS defendants having a pre-existing criminal record.

  • Jihadists Kill 100 Civilians in Niger in Escalation of Islamist Terror

    January 06, 2021

    CNN reports that Niger's government confirmed a weekend jihadist attack that killed one hundred civilians in the triborder region of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, as a result of diverse Islamist extremist groups consolidating power across the African Continent.

  • Indonesia Bans Islamic Defenders Front

    January 06, 2021

    The government of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim--majority country, has outlawed the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), a radical organization using violent tactics to target religious minorities and impose an austere interpretation of Islam, after the FPI's leader recently called for a "moral revolution" against the government.

  • Pakistan Targets Google & Wikipedia in Latest Crackdown on Digital Freedoms

    December 30, 2020

    Authorities from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have demanded that Google and Wikipedia remove content deemed as offensive to Islam, including "sacrilegious and misleading" portrayals of Islam's prophet Mohammed.

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