Violence and Security

  • Turkey's Islamists Cooperate with Anti-Western Nationalists & Russian Propagandists in Disinformation Campaign to Tip Upcoming Elections

    April 26, 2023

    Operatives from Turkey's ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) are working closely with members of the militant neo-nationalist Aydinlik group and US-sanctioned Russian disinformation experts in a systematic, anti-Western, propaganda campaign aimed at tarring the AKP opposition coalition as puppets of NATO and at fully rupturing Turkey's Transatlantic orientation.

  • Africa's Sahel & Maghreb Regions Are Destabilized as Frontline Conflict Zone for Competing Islamist Militant Groups

    April 24, 2023

    Africa's Sahel and Maghreb regions have become frontline zones of conflict between competing Islamist militant groups, with al-Qaeda Islamic Maghred (AQIM) and Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) engaged on their respective digital platforms in an escalating battle for ideological hegemony in global jihadism, concomitant with an expanding and increasingly violent operational war for territorial dominance in these geopolitical crucial regions of the African Continent.

  • Iran Threatens Israel & US in Annual Islamic Republic Army Day Celebration

    April 24, 2023

    The president of Iran reiterated the regime's commitment to exporting the Islamist revolutionary ideology and to sustaining support for proxy state and non-state actors in the Greater Middle East at this year's annual parade for Islamic Republic Army Day, threatening both Israel and the United States with military action after characterizing them as threats to regional security, with his comments coming at a time of rising Israeli and American tensions related to Iran proxies in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

  • Islamist Militants Distribute Qurans in Expanding Control in Mali

    April 17, 2023

    Local-branch IS militants (Islamic State of the Greater Sahar) have captured a key village in northeast Mail as they expand their control over the West African state where competing jihadist groups have created a major humanitarian crisis, with the IS jihadists reportedly distributing Qurans to the population, which has been warned to prepare to pay the Islamic head tax as sharia law is imposed on the region.

  • Jihadi Violence Plus Turkey's Promotion of Islamist Nationalism Sustain the Kashmir Issue as Security Destabilizer in South Asia

    April 12, 2023

    Progress toward the longstanding dispute between India and Pakistan over the status of the contiguous border region of Jammu and Kashmir continues to be undermined by local terrorist violence perpetrated by jihadi groups that self-fund through narcotics trafficking and recruit transnationally through Islamist propagandizing among South Asian disapora groups, with Turkey's promotion of Islamist nationalism under the concept of "pan-Turkism" aimed at radicalizing Kashmiri Muslims for the cause of uniting Turkic Muslim communities across Eurasia in an Islamist empire.

  • Islamic Cleric's Sharia Ruling in Bangladesh Village Leads to Public Stoning and Flogging of Woman Accused of Infidelity

    April 12, 2023

    Police in a village in northeast Bangladesh, the fourth most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, have detained the local Islamic cleric (imam) and three village elders on charges of violating the country's Prevention of Opression Against Women and Children Act, following the imam's sharia ruling and the elders' endorsement of the fatwa, which led to the public flogging and stoning of a thirty-year-old woman accused of infidelity, with the fatwa considered illegal under the country's secular constitution.

  • Mapping Iran's Islamist Proxies Points to Recent Destabilization of Israel's Domestic & Regional Security Environment

    April 12, 2023

    The measurable, recent destablization of Israel's domestic and regional security environment, evidenced in recent episodes of violence against Israel originating inside the country and in the Palestinian terrorities, as well as in drone attacks into Israel from Syria and Lebanon, is linked to the map of Islamist proxies supported by Iran's Islamist revolutionary regime, which Tehran organizes as an axis of resistance and the "unification of arenas" as a strategic option against Israel.

  • Analysis of ISIS-KP Propaganda Reveals Globalizing Ambitions & Targeting of United States

    April 12, 2023

    Content analysis of the propaganda platforms of Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the IS branch operating across South and Central Asia, points to the globalizing ambitions of this jihadist network and to the targeting of the United States as the group's key hostile in ideological and operational terms, with expansion in the scope of languages and multi-media platforms of ISKP's ideological and propaganda messages also accompanied by a notable geographic expansion of violence and a discernible targeting of the US administration and military establishment.

  • Latest Congo Violence Highlights Islamist Threat in Central Africa

    April 12, 2023

    The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a local IS branch active in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), used machetes to perpetrate a multiple-casualty attack against civilians in a village on the country's border with Uganda, the second such massacre in a week, underscoring the clear and present security threat of Islamist extremists operating across state borders in the volatile region of Central Africa. 

  • Burkina Faso Casualties Point to Jihadists Operating With Impunity¬†in West Africa

    April 12, 2023

    More than 40 civilians were killed by jihadists in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, the latest episode of violence by a diverse range of Islamist extremists affiliated with both Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda (AQ), whose operations with impunity across the Sahel region have generated a massive humanitarian crisis in the form of millions of refugees and international displaced persons.

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