Global Political Islam

  • Indonesia & Malaysia Set Ambitious Targets for Regional Islamic Finance & Market Integration

    November 25, 2019

    The governments of Indonesia and Malaysia, two of the world’s most populous Muslim majority countries, announced plans for a bilateral partnership to create regional integration of their Islamic financial markets and sharia standards-setting, including an ambitious plan by Indonesia to quadruple the country’s sharia bank assets within the next five years. 

  • Syria's Christians Raise Alarm as Targets of IS & Turkish Cleansing

    November 25, 2019

    Syria's diverse Christian minority communities are calling international attention to the targeted violence being perpetrated against them by remaining IS forces, invading Turkish forces, and other jihadist groups active northeast Syria in the wake of US special forces withdrawal, with Christian leaders describing their plight as religious cleansing by state and non-state Islamist actors.

  • OIC Marks 50th Anniversary of Leadership & Activism for Global Community of Muslims

    November 25, 2019

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is marking its half-century anniversary of leadership of the “collective voice” of Muslims worldwide, with the 57 member-state organization ranking as the world’s largest multilateral entity after the United Nations and dedicated to promoting the interests of global Muslims. 

  • Islamist Militants Gain Ground in West Africa with Latest Massacre in Mali

    November 22, 2019

    Militants from the Islamic State's West Africa affiliate (ISWA) carried out a massacre with high casualties and wounded in Mali, in the latest episode of a steady increase in Islamist violence across West Africa's "G5 Alliance of states, with attacks perpetrated by local IS and al-Qaeda forces that are gaining steady ground in the ideological and military war against the region's fragile states.

  • IS News Agency Reports Attack in Algeria

    November 22, 2019

    The IS leading news outlet is reporting that IS soldiers are responsible for an attack on Algeria's security forces in a clash that produced casualties and destruction of materiel, in a development that hearkens back to IS declarations in 2014 about the establishment of an Islamist caliphate beachhead in the North African country.

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