Global Political Islam

  • IS Branches in South Asia Target Russia as a Crusader State

    September 14, 2022

    The Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) has carried out a series of high-profile, targeted attacks against Russian diplomatic sites in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan over the past several months, indicating that the Islamist extremist group views Russia as an “Eastern Crusader” state akin to the “Western Crusader” states of the Transatlantic Alliance.

  • Political Islamism Has Deep Roots in Philippines

    September 14, 2022

    According to, political Islamism in the Philippines is connected to the country’s long history of decolonization activism and global geopolitical competition, and while Haiti al Islamic moments have died away from ideological extremism violence, contemporary forms of political Islamism in the island nation have strong connections to radical jihadist groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Malaysia, making the Philippines a security flashpoint in the volatile East Asian space.

  • Recent Photo Evidence Suggests Iran & Al-Qaeda Put Islamist Objectives Over Sectarian Differences

    September 12, 2022

    The 21st anniversary of the 9/11 al-Qaeda (AQ) terrorist attacks on the United States is the context for US intelligence and think tank security experts' concerns about the collaboration between Iran's Islamist regime and the AQ jihadist organization, with recently authenticated photographic evidence placing senior AQ officials in Tehran reflecting other evidence of operational, financial, and transit cooperation between the rogue state and extremist non-state entity and underscoring that shared Islamist objectives trump their respective Shia-Sunni sectarian differences.

  • Taliban's Islamic Emirate Pitch Islamization & Censorship of Media in Afghanistan as┬áPositive Reform

    September 12, 2022

    The leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan have undertaken a massive restructuring of the country's entire range of media platforms and outlets according to the tenets of sharia law, creating an interlocking set of government regulatory institutions that monitor media for deviations from state-sanctioned Islamism and that impose, according to international and local media and human rights groups, closures, detentions, and torture of journalists deemed non-conforming with the new Islamization reforms.

  • US Military Leadership Warns Syria's Al-Hol Detention Camp Is Humanitarian Disaster & Islamist Recruiting Ground

    September 12, 2022

    The US army commander for all American forces in the Mideast has characterized the al-Hol camp in northeast Syria, which was established to hold Islamic State (IS) detainees from former caliphate territories, as a "humanitarian catastrophe" where lack of basic human services for the majority women-and-youth detainees aggravated by IS vigilante violence inside the camp, which IS fighters are treating as an active radicalization and recruitment space for ongoing rebuild of the Islamist extremist organization.

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