Religious Extremism

  • Saudi Human Rights Activist Sentenced for Challenging Sharia Law

    December 30, 2020

    Human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, was given a multi-year prison sentence by Saudi Arabia's Specialized Criminal Court based on her advocacy for reforms in the sharia-based legal restrictions on women's civil rights and an end to sharia-based male guardianship laws.

  • Turkey Moves to Consolidate State Islamist Authoritarianism

    December 28, 2020

    According to Al-Moniter, Turkey has drafted new legislation seemingly in an effort to prevent the financing of terrorism, while Human Rights activists in the NATO Member nation and abroad are raising the alarm that the draft law increases state control over civil society in an effort to institutionalize Islamist statism.

  • Expert Research Points to Islamic Laws as Impediment to Gender Economic Equality

    December 23, 2020

    New research by the World Economic Forum, UK digital banking experts, and other experts on the intersectionality of banking, gender, and Islam point to Islamic laws as an impediment to integrating the estimated 800 million women into the world's banking and financial systems.

  • Bangladesh Government Faces Challenges with Increasing Islamization

    December 23, 2020

    Manas Nag writes in The Diplomat that despite the South Asian state of Bangladesh being one of the region's fastest growing economies, the government faces increasing pressure to appease radical Islamist groups and ideologues who are pressing for increased Islamization of politics and the public sphere.

  • Saudi Prosecutor Seeks Maximum Penalty for Women's Rights Activist

    December 21, 2020

    The Guardian reports that judges in the terrorism court of Saudi Arabia are seeking the maximum jail sentence against a high-profile women’s rights activist, Loujain al-Hathoul, on charges of terrorism, citing her advocacy for an end to the Wahhabi-based guardianship laws that render women second-class citizens. 

  • Morocco's Islamist Groups Condemn Normalization with Israel as "Deplorable"

    December 15, 2020

    The Guardian reports that Morocco's constellation of Islamist parties and organizations condemned the decision by the North African Kingdom to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, denouncing the Rabat government's announcement as "deplorable".

  • IPD: Islamist Radicalization in US Prisons Correlated to Violence on Release

    December 15, 2020

    The International Policy Digest reports that data for US prison populations and Islamist violence indicate a positive correlation between time spent incarcerated and perpetration of Islamic violence after release, underscoring the need to develop more sophisticated tools to counter the radicalization mechanisms used in prison.

  • Saudi Arabia Sentences U.S. Doctor to Six Years In Prison

    December 11, 2020

    Saudi Arabian courts signaled that a Saudi-US national, a well known physician and social media activist, was sentenced to six years imprisonment for "illegally obtaining US citizenship".

  • Singapore Deradicalization Leaders Focus on Countering Islamist Ideology as Priority for Preventing Violence

    December 09, 2020

    Leadership associated with Singapore's Religious Rehabilitation Group (RGG), a decades-old program, are calling for sustained focus on countering Islamist radicalization in educational contexts and social media platforms.

  • Global Terrorism Report Shows Africa as Emerging Epicenter of Islamist Violence

    December 07, 2020

    The African Continent is emerging as the new geographic epicenter of violent Islamism, as a diverse constellation of competing jihadist groups take advantage of the continent's poverty, criminal networks, and failing states to expand Islamist extremist control in areas rich in natural resources.

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