Global Political Islam

  • Jihadi Violence Plus Turkey's Promotion of Islamist Nationalism Sustain the Kashmir Issue as Security Destabilizer in South Asia

    April 12, 2023

    Progress toward the longstanding dispute between India and Pakistan over the status of the contiguous border region of Jammu and Kashmir continues to be undermined by local terrorist violence perpetrated by jihadi groups that self-fund through narcotics trafficking and recruit transnationally through Islamist propagandizing among South Asian disapora groups, with Turkey's promotion of Islamist nationalism under the concept of "pan-Turkism" aimed at radicalizing Kashmiri Muslims for the cause of uniting Turkic Muslim communities across Eurasia in an Islamist empire.

  • Islamic Cleric's Sharia Ruling in Bangladesh Village Leads to Public Stoning and Flogging of Woman Accused of Infidelity

    April 12, 2023

    Police in a village in northeast Bangladesh, the fourth most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, have detained the local Islamic cleric (imam) and three village elders on charges of violating the country's Prevention of Opression Against Women and Children Act, following the imam's sharia ruling and the elders' endorsement of the fatwa, which led to the public flogging and stoning of a thirty-year-old woman accused of infidelity, with the fatwa considered illegal under the country's secular constitution.

  • Mapping Iran's Islamist Proxies Points to Recent Destabilization of Israel's Domestic & Regional Security Environment

    April 12, 2023

    The measurable, recent destablization of Israel's domestic and regional security environment, evidenced in recent episodes of violence against Israel originating inside the country and in the Palestinian terrorities, as well as in drone attacks into Israel from Syria and Lebanon, is linked to the map of Islamist proxies supported by Iran's Islamist revolutionary regime, which Tehran organizes as an axis of resistance and the "unification of arenas" as a strategic option against Israel.

  • Analysis of ISIS-KP Propaganda Reveals Globalizing Ambitions & Targeting of United States

    April 12, 2023

    Content analysis of the propaganda platforms of Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the IS branch operating across South and Central Asia, points to the globalizing ambitions of this jihadist network and to the targeting of the United States as the group's key hostile in ideological and operational terms, with expansion in the scope of languages and multi-media platforms of ISKP's ideological and propaganda messages also accompanied by a notable geographic expansion of violence and a discernible targeting of the US administration and military establishment.

  • Latest Congo Violence Highlights Islamist Threat in Central Africa

    April 12, 2023

    The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a local IS branch active in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), used machetes to perpetrate a multiple-casualty attack against civilians in a village on the country's border with Uganda, the second such massacre in a week, underscoring the clear and present security threat of Islamist extremists operating across state borders in the volatile region of Central Africa. 

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