Global Political Islam

  • Pakistan Blasphemy Case Against Christian Nurses Reiterates Targeted Use of Islamism

    April 19, 2021

    Two Christian nurses accused of blasphemy against Islam for their cleaning work in a hospital, have been arrested following bodily attack by an Islamist-party mob, the latest episode in Pakistan's sustained record of targeted and arbitrary deployment of Islamic blasphemy laws against the Southwest Asian country's religious minority citizens.

  • Islamists Destabilize Pakistan, Threaten French Nationals

    April 19, 2021

    One of Pakistan's hardline Islamist parties, Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan (TLP), has spearheaded days of violent protests against the French government for last year's controversies over cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, calling for a boycott of French products and threatening French nationals working in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

  • The National Review: Vitality of Global Islamism Relies on Infrastructure in the West

    April 14, 2021

    The globalized network of radical Islamist groups depends and thrives on a complex support infrastructure based in Western countries and often operating in plain sight, including accounting and banking entities, law firms and lobbying groups, as well as youth movements and voluntary associations.

  • Al-Shabaab Calls for Attacks on US & French Targets

    April 12, 2021

    The leader of Somalia’s homegrown al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab issued a video message calling on the Islamist group to prioritize attacks in US and French targets in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa country whose geostrategic location affects the Red Sea choke point for global commercials.

  • Islamist Extremists Threaten Pakistan Women's Rights Activists

    April 09, 2021

    Prominent Islamist conservative clerics and the local Taliban in Pakistan are creating a climate of hate and pressure to silence the women's rights group, Pakistan Women's March, using the country's media and courts to smear the activist group as foreign intelligence agents and "blasphemers" against Islam.

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