Global Political Islam

  • Egyptian Intellectuals Debate Islamic Principles on Wife Beating

    June 10, 2019

    Leading Muslim intellectuals and imams in Egypt are engaged in an escalating public debate over whether Islamic principles permit wife beating by husbands, provoked by inconsistent statements by the chief imam of Al-Azhar University, considered an authoritative source on Islamic theology for Muslims worldwide.

  • UK Ministry Warns About Islamist Gang Activities in Prisons

    June 07, 2019

    A new report by the UK’s Ministry of Justice warns that Islamist extremist gangs in prisons are operating with impunity in radicalizing and recruiting inmates and forming cells for violent attacks in UK countries.

  • Saudi Arabia Turns to China for Nuclearization Goals

    June 07, 2019

    The competition between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran for global hegemony as leader of Islam is further destabilizing regional security by motivating Riyadh’s turn to China as a supplier for the Islamist kingdom’s ballistic missile program that aims to achieve longterm nuclear capability.

  • Islamist Divisions Aggravate Turkey’s Authoritarianism

    June 07, 2019

    Turkey’s Islamist authoritarianism deepened with a new round of purges and mass detentions of diplomats, driven by the continuing dispute between the ruling Islamist regime’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the grassroots Islamist movement of Fetullah Gulen.

  • Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute Islamist Clerics

    June 07, 2019

    The impending execution of three scholars affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia has prompted renewed criticisms by international rights groups of the Islamic kingdom’s free speech violations and use of torture to silence dissenters.

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