Global Political Islam

  • OIC’s Halal Summit Highlights Expanding Global Economic Impact of Sharia Products & Services

    November 30, 2021

     The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) 8th Halal Summit held recently in Turkey pointed to the expanding impact of the $7 trillion worldwide economy of sharia-compliant/compatible (halal) products across myriad sectors—including food, tourism, cosmetics, medicine—and also revealed the steady integration of non-Muslim-majority countries in the West, which are the largest manufacturing countries of halal products. 

  • Al-Shabaab Continues Jihad in Somalia with Attack on School

    November 30, 2021

    The al-Qaeda affiliated Somali extremist group al-Shabaab continued its jihadist campaign to make the geopolitically important Horn of Africa country into an Islamic state, with the latest attack in the form of a multiple-casualty suicide bombing on a school in the capital city, an attack that the Islamist extremist leadership claimed was aimed at a UN peacekeeping convoy. 

  • Islamic Jihad Threatens Attacks on Tel Aviv

    November 30, 2021

    The Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian Islamist extremist group, has threatened to attack Tel Aviv as retaliation for any future Israeli targeting of the jihadi group’s leaders and for Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

  • Ruling May Lead to Rupture Between Islamist Turkey and Council of Europe

    November 30, 2021

    The latest decision by Turkey’s courts to continue the indefinite detention of Osman Kavala, a high-profile prisoner of conscience, charged by Ankara with supporting anti-government terrorism activities, has accelerated a possible rupture between the Council of Europe (COE) and the Islamist regime, as the COE had made Kavala’s release a benchmark for whether to star impingement proceedings that could result in Turkey’s suspension and/or expulsion from the COE. 

  • Turkey’s Islamist Regime Weakens Institutions & Creates Alternative Reality to Maintain Control

    November 23, 2021

    Turkey's ruling Islamist regime, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has hollowed out the country’s institutions, traded on foreign conspiracy theories, and consolidated political power the hands of a presidential cadre of clientelistic loyalists, allowing for almost a quarter century of uninterrupted rule and social transformation that has enabled the AKP leadership to create an alternative reality via state-controlled media that either dismisses or blames the country’s economic decline and political authoritarianism on enemies of the Islamist party-state.

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