Global Political Islam

  • Khashoggi Debacle Escalates Islamist Competition in Mideast

    December 07, 2018

    The continuing fallout from the likely role that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) played in the gruesome murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is already showing signs of escalating the competition among the Middle East’s three giant Islamist theocratic regimes of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey.

  • Iran Television Features Children in Jihad Propaganda Show

    December 07, 2018

    An Iranian children’s television show recently featured children singing jihadist songs about martyrdom and nationalism and being introduced to military equipment by an adult commentator, in a segment of the show that ran a day after the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on an Iranian paramilitary group and its financiers.

  • US Airstrike Against Al-Shabaab Reveals Staying Power

    December 07, 2018

    A US airstrike in Somalia that killed 60 al-Shabaab fighters reveals the staying power of the jihadi group, which has sustained its multi-year war to install sharia law in the East African state and has developed a cross-border operational network whose growing terrorist and ideological activities are destabilizing Africa.

  • US Official: Islamist Extremism Remains a Major Threat

    December 07, 2018

    According to the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, adaptability, resilience, and a long time horizon are key strengths of violent Islamist extremist groups around the world, and the military defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria has not resolved the root causes of worldwide Islamist militancy.

  • Taliban Continues Warfare Against Candidates in Afghan Elections

    December 07, 2018

    The Taliban, the hardline Islamist militant group committed to jihad in Afghanistan, continued its campaign to sabotage the country’s approaching parliamentary elections, with another in a spate of lethal attacks on an Afghan lawmaker running for office.

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