Global Political Islam

  • Internet and Education Are Essential for Countering Violent Islamist Message and Recruitment

    December 03, 2014

    In the face of robust data indicating that Islamist extremists are effectively using the Internet and new social media to radicalize and recruit, experts in countering violent extremism are proposing the deployment of innovative internet analytics and educational reform policies to weaken the global networks and appeals of militant Islamism.

  • OIC Builds Influence in U.S. Think Tanks

    November 26, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), with 57 member states and a declared mission to promote the interests of the global community of Muslims (ummah), has developed robust partnerships with a major U.S. think tank, The Brookings Institution.

  • Sharia Finance Expanding in Western Hemisphere

    November 26, 2014

    The expansion of Islamic finance to the Western hemisphere is gaining support from Brazil, with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce cooperating in efforts to grow sharia-compliant/compatible banking products and financial instruments in South America's largest and most populous country.

  • Nigerian Teen Girls as Suicide Bombers Points to Expanded Recruitment by Boko Haram

    November 26, 2014

    Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group committed to establishing sharia law throughout Nigeria, appears to have expanded its recruitment to young women, evidenced in the recent suicide bombing attack by teen girls in an urban marketplace in the northeastern part of Nigeria.

  • UAE Stands by Terrorist Designations of U.S. and U.K. Islamist Groups

    November 26, 2014

    Evidencing the possibility of finding common ground with Middle East allies in the fight against global terrorism, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) has reiterated its support of the U.S. Government's designation of the Council on American Relations (“CAIR”) and Britain's designation of Islamic Relief (“IR”) as terrorist groups that are supporting political Islamist ideology and secretly funding violent Islamism.

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