Global Political Islam

  • Controversy at US University Points to Influence of Islamic Laws, Threatening Democratic Freedoms

    January 18, 2023

    Democratic freedoms in American academe are being challenged by the influence of Islamic blasphemy laws rooted on fundamentalist interpretations of sharia law, evidenced in the recent controversy over a professor’s termination at a Minnesota university because she showed renderings of Islam’s prophet Mohammed in an online course on Islamic art, a move by the university administration that responded to some students’ claims of being offended by the Islamophobia act but that other faculty have condemned on grounds of intellectual and religious freedom.  

  • Iran Hangs British-Iranian National in Effort to Shut Down Domestic Unrest & to Signal Contempt for West

    January 17, 2023

    Iran’s Islamic theocracy executed a dual British-Iranian national accused of espionage, in a signal of contempt for Western warnings against the hanging and in an effort to send a message to nation-wide protestors that all forms of dissent will be met with maximalist measure to protect the Islamic Revolution. 

  • Jihadists Kidnap Women in Burkina Faso in Further Destabilization of African Security Environment

    January 17, 2023

    Jihadists kidnapped an estimated 60 women in Burkina Faso, where chronic poverty and poor governance have aggravated the country’s ongoing vulnerability to al-Qaeda and Islamic State militants whose operations are producing a precipitous in destabilization of the African Continent’s security environment. 

  • Times Square New Year's Eve Attacker Brought Up on Federal Charges of Terrorism for Jihadist Commitments

    January 17, 2023

    The attempted murder charges against the assailant who attacked New York police officers with a machete at the Times Square New Year's Even celebrations is now being brought up on federal charges of terrorism on account of his self-declared violent Islamist commitments, including his intention to wage jihad against the US government.

  • IS Suicide Bomber Hits Kabul as Competing Islamist Groups Destabilize Afghanistan

    January 17, 2023

    IS claimed responsibility for a multi-casualty suicide bombing outside the Foreign Ministry in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, with the attack underscoring the destabilizing security environment and human costs of the jihadist competition for hegemony between IS and Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban regime.  

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