Global Political Islam

  • Security Experts Predict Islamists as Winner in Burkina Faso Coup

    October 10, 2022

    International security experts predict that Islamists will be the big winners in the recent military coup in Burkina Faso, based on empirical evidence from coups in neighboring countries in the Sahel region whereby the Al-Qaeda-linked Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM) and the local IS franchise take advantage of political and security instability from regime changes in order to make social inroads against state institutions. 

  • Experts Agree Islamic Finance At Crossroads as Global Assets Hit $3.6 Trillion

    October 10, 2022

    Experts meeting at the recent Global Islamic Finance Forum 2022 held in Malaysia focused on how to strengthen the sharia-compatible/compliant finance industry’s global leadership position, with disagreement about how to grow the total assets of $3.6 trillion at end-2021 by either consolidating market share or radically breaking with the fractional reserve system and also moving towards a more robust Islamic philosophical approach to social impact. 

  • Turkey's Islamists Signal Close Ties with Muslim Brotherhood as Chief Imam Attends MB Leader Qaradawi's Funeral

    October 10, 2022

    Turkey's Islamist regime signaled its continuing close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood by sending the NATO member's Chief Imam, Ali Erbas, who heads the state's Director of Religious Affairs, to represent Turkey at the funeral in Qatar of the Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) leading ideologue and cleric Usuf al-Qaradawi, an advocate of suicide bombings and other forms of jihadist violence worldwide.  

  • Al Qaeda Shows Staying Power in Horn of Africa as Al Shabaab Rocks Somalia With Triple Suicide Bombing

    October 10, 2022

    Al Qaeda (AQ) remains resilient and an active threat to international security, evidenced in the triple suicide bombing perpetrated by AQ's Horn of Africa franchise Al Shabab, with spillover impacts for neighboring Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya. 

  • Burkina Faso Coup Highlights Destabilizing Impacts of Islamist Extremism

    October 10, 2022

    Perpetrators of the recent coup in the West African state of Burkina Faso identified the previous regime's failure to counter the security threats of active Islamist extremism as causal factor for the coup, and also hinted that the new military government will be inviting anti-jihadist support from Russian paramilitary contract or Wagner Group, in a series of developments pointing to the regional and international destabilizing impacts of radical Islamism.

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