Global Political Islam

  • Kuwait Shift to Islamic Banking Follows Global Trend

    August 11, 2014

    International financial experts suggest that the hard shift by leading lending institutions in Kuwait toward sharia-compliant/compatible banking points is linked to the growing dominance of Islamic finance in the country, reflecting similar trends in countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council ("GCC") and Southeast Asia.

  • Catalan Separatism and Radical Islamism Converging in Spain

    August 11, 2014

    Growing discussion about details of a tentative plan by the Emir of Qatar to build the world's third-largest mosque, in Barcelona, has spurred a sharp public debate about the growing linkages between jihadist Islamist immigrants and the Catalonian separatist movement in Spain.

  • Arab Spring Reform Hopes a Distant Memory

    August 06, 2014

    A Guardian report indicates that hopes of political liberalization and tolerance for pluralism that accompanied the Arab Spring events in the Middle East and North Africa have been erased by the emergence of a regional political map dominated by secular military autocrats, Islamist militant-extremists, Islamist theocratic hardliners, and renewed Israeli-Palestinian violence.

  • Islamic State Continues Jihadi Cleansing of Iraq's Religious Minorities

    August 06, 2014

    Forces from the Islamic State (the caliphate established in territory cutting across the Iraqi-Syrian border) continue their jihad against Iraq's non-Muslim religious minorities, expanding the cleansing perpetrated against Assyrian Christians to the small Yazidi communities of northwestern Iraq, with a series of convert-or-be-killed attacks against that ancient, pre-Christian, monotheistic community.

  • Militant Islamists Bring Jihadi Attacks into Lebanon from Syria and Iraq

    August 06, 2014

    Militant Islamists from the jihadi groups al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State are bringing their battle to Lebanon, after a weekend assault on a border town in the southern part of the country, raising fears that jihadist Islamists may be gaining ground in their goal of establishing a caliphate whose footprint covers the entire Levant.

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