Global Political Islam

  • EU Legislation Targets Threats Posed by Returning Fighters

    February 20, 2019

    Politico reports that the European Commission is working to advance legislation tightening EU regulation of the purchase of household products that could be used to create explosives, as the bloc’s officials move to tackle threats posed by the return to Europe of hundreds of jihadists who fought for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

  • Iranians Engage in Resistance Against Islamist Dress Codes

    February 20, 2019

    Evidence of growing popular resistance to Iran's Morality Police was on display recently when a group of citizens attacked a van of the country’s “Guidance Patrol” unit to prevent the arrest of two women for supposed violations of the country's hijab laws.

  • Saudi Prince Cites Islamic Solidarity with Pakistan

    February 20, 2019

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) cited the "principle of Islamic solidarity" that unites Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in an awards ceremony feting MBS with the Pakistani state's highest civilian honor and a signing ceremony formalizing $20 billion in defense and development agreements.

  • Anti-IS Forces Capture “English Voice of IS”

    February 20, 2019

    The capture by anti-Islamic State (IS), US-supported militia in northern Syria of a Canadian citizen known as the “English voice of IS” for his narration of an extensive repertoire of videos for the jihadist group has revealed the sophisticated messaging and global scope of IS’s media wing.

  • Jihadism Trends Toward Local Strategies of Influence-Building

    February 20, 2019

    Current indicators in Sunni jihadism indicate a trend similar to Shiite jihadism, with a shift away from a focus on top-down strategies of transnational violence and terrorist operations to an emphasis on national and local agendas aimed at building grassroots networks of support for Islamism in society and politics.

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