Global Political Islam

  • Pakistan’s High School Textbooks Radicalize Youth With Teachings on Islamic Supremacy, Global Islamist Commitment & Denigration of Non-Muslims

    January 17, 2023

    Pakistan’s intensifying Islamist militancy and violence is part of the broader radicalization of society in the nuclear-armed South Asian country that is deliberately cultivated in high school textbooks, which teach a triumphalist Islamist nationalism at home that denigrates non-Muslims, and Islamist globalism as a foreign policy project that aspires to establish a dominant, transnational Islamic world.

  • US Announces $10 Mn Bounty on Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Leader

    January 11, 2023

    In a move signaling the intensification of US counter-terrorism operations against Islamist extremism in Africa, the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program announced a $10 million bounty on Maalim Ayman, the al-Shabaab military mastermind of the 2020 attack by the Somali-based jihadist group on a Kenya based used by US counter-terrorism forces active in East Africa. 

  • Iran Shutters French Research Institute as Retribution for Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    January 11, 2023

    Iran announced the shutdown of the French Research Institute in Tehran, in retribution for cartoons of the state’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that were published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in solidarity with demonstrators engaged in months-long protests against the violence and repression of the islamist regime.

  • New Year’s Eve Machete Attack in NY Times Square Reveals Islamist Connections

    January 03, 2023

    US federal and New York (NY) state inquiries underway into the machete attack against police officers in NY’s Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration has revealed the assailant’s sympathies for radical Islamist ideology, based on his handwritten diary detailing his desire to join the Taliban in order to die as a jihadist martyr, with the attack indicating the seriousness of NY law enforcement concerns about an Islamic State aligned video encouraging line wolf attacks. 

  • IS Gets a Boost from Turkey’s Courts

    January 03, 2023

    The decision by Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals to overturn the case of a Turkish jihadist twice convicted for disseminating IS propaganda on social media sites and for planning to travel to Syria to join IS is a boost to Islamist terror organizations, since the judiciary ruled that social-media dissemination and promotion of IS materials is not an offense under the country’s counter-terrorism laws.

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