Global Political Islam

  • Indonesia’s Largest Islamic Group Critiques Islamist Extremism

    March 13, 2019

    The Indonesian Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) has critiqued the term kafir (infidel) to describe non-Muslims as an Islamist extremist expression, highlighting NU’s pushback against growing jihadist activities and political Islamism in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

  • IS Wife Supports Rape of Yazidi Prisoners of War

    March 12, 2019

    In a recent interview, the wife of an Islamic State (IS) fighter proclaimed that the Quran supports the Islamist fighters' rights to enslave and rape Yazidi women prisoners as property of the caliphate.

  • Malaysian Receives 10-Year Sentence for “Blasphemy” on Facebook

    March 12, 2019

    Malaysian authorities have jailed an unidentified citizen for 10 years under the country's blasphemy laws for insulting Islam and its Prophet Muhammed in social-media postings considered a "misuse of communications networks" under the multi-cultural country's expanding laws to limit "anti-religious activity."

  • IS Punches Back in Iraq

    March 12, 2019

    Even as US-backed forces surround Islamic State (IS) fighters in their last stronghold in Syria, IS supporters are mounting a slow comeback in Iraq using the country’s chaotic security environment to develop guerrilla capabilities and excesses of intelligence authorities and the judiciary to draw support from alienated communities.

  • Indonesian Provincial Authorities Flog Couples for Sharia Violations

    March 12, 2019

    Local officials in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, the only province governed by sharia law in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, subjected six young couples to public flogging for engaging in "intimate relations outside of marriage."

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