Global Political Islam

  • Iran’s Supreme Leader & Chief Ayatollah Claims US & Israel Orchestrating Protests

    October 05, 2022

    The Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic state regime Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned the United States and Israel as orchestrators of the protests that have erupted in Iran and worldwide following the death of a young woman in custody of Iran’s morality police who detained her for allegedly disobeying strict Islamist headscarf covering rules, accusing the US and Israel of supporting the protests as a tool for regime change in Iran. 

  • Jihadism in Afghanistan Linked to Russia’s Role in Broader International Security Threats

    October 05, 2022

    According to, the efforts of the Taliban’s Islamist regime to position itself as a legitimate state opposed to jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) belies the complex reality of Afghanistan as a permissive space for the full constellation of Islamist extremist groups that have strong connections to the regimes of Russia and Pakistan, both of which are instrumentalizing jihadism for their respective geopolitical ambitions, with consequent aggravation of threats to global peace and order. 

  • Lethal Attack on Hazara Mosque in Kabul Underscores Threat to Religious Minorities from Violent Islamism

    October 05, 2022

    A high-casualty suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan’s capital on an educational center for girls and young women belonging to the Hazara community bore all the hallmarks of previous assaults by the Taliban and Islamic State on that country’s ethnic Shiite minority, a lethal reminder of the existential threat to the community’s survival, outlined in a recent report by a UK Parliamentary committee.

  • Evidence of IS Genocide Against Yazidis Implicates States of Iraq, Syria, Turkey

    October 05, 2022

    Evidence collected and analyzed by the Yazidi Justice Committee, an ad hoc entity comprised of international legal and human rights groups, lays out the details of the Islamic State’s (IS) genocide against the Yazidi religious minority community of Iraq and Syria implicates the states of Iraq and Syria, as well as NATO- member Turkey, as complicit, suggesting that the three states are eligible for prosecution at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

  • Al Qaeda Leadership Transition May Lead to Renewal of Islamic Terror Group

    October 05, 2022

    Al-Qaeda (AQ) is in the process of major changes to its leadership succession model, with succession ambiguity possibly creating a shift towards leaders with a globalized vision of the terror group’s landscape that takes advantage of renewed hospitable hosting in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, leading to organizational and ideological renewal and resilience for AQ in a crowded, competitive field of Islamist extremist organizations and to continuing threats to international security. 

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