Global Political Islam

  • Speech and Press Freedoms Provoke Islamist Terror Attack on French Newspaper

    January 07, 2015

    European leaders are condemning the gangland executions of senior editorial staff and guards of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as an attack on speech and media freedoms, as the perpetrators shouted Islamist slogans about avenging Islam's prophet Mohammed as they fled the site of the Paris headquarters of the newspaper well-known for satirical commentary and cartoons about religion.

  • OIC Bolstering Support for Palestinian Cause

    January 07, 2015

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), whose mission is to advance the interests of the worldwide Muslim community, visited the Palestinian Authority (“PA”) and the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, as part of the organization's push to improve bilateral cooperation with the PA.

  • Muslim Leaders and Activists Use Social Media to Condemn Islamist Assault on French Newspaper

    January 07, 2015

    Muslim religious leaders, social activists, and public intellectuals, from Paris to Detroit, have taken to social media to issue condemnations of the fatal attack by apparent Islamist extremists at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, reflecting the strident debates within Islamic communities worldwide about the use of religious violence for political purposes.

  • Turkish Islamists Rolling Back Gender Rights

    January 07, 2015

    Turkey's Islamist (“AKP”) government and leading civil society supporters continue to politicize gender rights in the country, recently calling on women to avoid higher education in Europe, issuing a religious ruling against men watching female T.V. newscasters, and also equating birth control with treason, all part of the expanding effort to roll back the expansion in gender rights that had helped bring AKP to power over a decade ago.

  • Radical Islamist Expansion in Iraq Erasing Civilizational Footprint of Christianity

    January 07, 2015

    The jihadi war being waged by violent extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) has led to massive casualties for non-radical Muslims and Yazidis in Iraq, but experts note that the disproportionately negative effects on the country's Christian communities  is hastening the extinction of the two-millennia presence of Eastern Christianity in Iraq.

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