Global Political Islam

  • Burkina Faso Casualties Point to Jihadists Operating With Impunity¬†in West Africa

    April 12, 2023

    More than 40 civilians were killed by jihadists in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, the latest episode of violence by a diverse range of Islamist extremists affiliated with both Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda (AQ), whose operations with impunity across the Sahel region have generated a massive humanitarian crisis in the form of millions of refugees and international displaced persons.

  • Turkey & Iran Leaders Call for Islamic World Unity Against Israel in Aftermath of Al- Aqsa Violence

    April 12, 2023

    The Presidents of two key Islamist regimes in the Middle East, Turkey and Iran, spoke recently about “a united response from the Islamic world” to Israeli police violence inside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, with internationally circulated video of the episode producing rocket attacks against Israel from Islamist extremist group Hamas and an overall escalation in tensions during the Passover and Ramadan holiday period.  

  • U.S. Strike on IS Leader in Syria Reminds of Durability of Islamist Threat

    April 05, 2023

    U.S. CENTCOM (Central Command) responsible for operations against IS in Syria and Iraq announced a strike that killed a senior IS leader who had stood up the Islamist extremist group’s leadership structure in Turkey and was planning attacks inside Europe, with the relevant CENTCOM commander underscoring that IS continues to be a durable, present threat to the Middle East and beyond. 

  • Key Mideast Islamic Regimes Continue Reconciliation

    April 05, 2023

    The Islamic regimes of Iran and United Arab Emirates announced the e Synge of ambassadors in a move signaling reconciliation after an eight-year diplomatic rupture, with the move signaling a broader rapprochement among the Mideast’s Islamist states generated by the China-brokered detente between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

  • Global Islamist Terrorists Put Sweden in Crosshairs

    April 05, 2023

    Five men linked to international networks of violent Islamism have been drained by Sweden’s Security Police, in connection with evidence of a plot to commit a terrorist attack in response to international Islamist calls for violent retribution in the aftermath of a controversial Koran-burning by a rightwing group in Stockholm earlier this year. 

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