Global Political Islam

  • Saudi Women's Driving Activist Goes Missing

    February 14, 2019

    The disappearance of Saudi women's rights and women's driving activist Louhain Al-Hathloul, who has been detained without charge since last June in Riyadh, raises red flags about continuing violations of civil and political liberties in Saudi Arabia.

  • Pakistan Announces Islamic School Reform

    February 14, 2019

    The Pakistani government's announcement of a plan to integrate public schools and Islamic parochial schools (madrassas) has generated a debate about the significance of external funding aiming to use education as a mechanism for Islamist radicalization and revolution.

  • Turkey Targets Police with Another Round of Arrests

    February 14, 2019

    Turkey's ruling party mainly targeted police officers in a new round of over 1000 arrests allegedly aimed at supporters of the Islamist Gulen group blamed by the party for perpetrating a failed coup attempt in 2016.

  • Report Points to Terror Financing by Global Islamic NGO

    February 11, 2019

    A report by the Tunisian Financial Analysis Commission provides evidence that the global Islamist charitable organization Islamic Relief, which operates branches in the US and Canada, has used complex funding networks to finance jihadists operating in North Africa at the Tunisia-Libya border.

  • Review of Iran Reveals Gaps Between Islamist Politics and Society

    February 11, 2019

    The 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, which ousted the country’s secular ruler and ushered in the theocracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, shows a political regime still defined by strict Islamist ideology but a society increasingly flexible about the impacts of religion on daily life.

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