Global Political Islam

  • NGO Seeks Nuanced View of Sources of Terrorism

    November 21, 2017

    In the wake of the Barcelona terror attack, Cristina Goni of Open Society Foundations calls for national leaders to adopt a nuanced view of the causes of violent extremism and avoid feeding into hateful discourse that promotes "polarizing" narratives and a "Eurocentric understanding" of identity in European countries.

  • CoE Publishes Report on Countering "Information Pollution"

    November 21, 2017

    The Council of Europe (CoE) recently commissioned a report calling for national governments, tech companies, and other actors to implement policies to counter the phenomenon of "information pollution," in which dis-information campaigns rely on social media platforms to create an environment of disorder.

  • CoE Official Opposes Refugee Family Restrictions

    November 21, 2017

    Arguing that "simply playing the numbers game" in migration policy "is short-sighted," the Council of Europe's (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has issued a report arguing that family reunification restrictions for refugees "are often incompatible with the letter or spirit of human rights standards" and calling for litigation to address "unnecessary" restrictions.

  • Boko Haram Strategy Aims to Weaken Nigeria‚Äôs Military

    November 20, 2017

    Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram is expanding its approach to terrorist imposition of sharia in the geopolitically crucial West African country by augmenting jihadi direct attacks on urban soft targets with direct attacks on rural military sites to capture materiel and degrade infrastructure.

  • OIC Chiefs Discuss Global Islamic Economic Integration

    November 20, 2017

    Government ministers from the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are holding a summit in Turkey to discuss the integration of transnational transport corridors that can expand and deepen the OIC as a global economic bloc committed by the organization’s charter to sharia principles and goals.

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